Patents by Inventor Greg Spooner

Greg Spooner has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190255899
    Abstract: A tow bar assembly for mounting to a vehicle, the tow bar assembly including a main beam configured to support a hitch receiver, the main beam comprising a bracket engaging portion at or near each end, a pair of brackets configured to securely mount to the vehicle, each bracket including a beam engaging portion, and a pair of fastening means for securing respective brackets at or near respective ends of the main beam, wherein each bracket and its respective beam bar engaging portion is configured to cooperatively interengage with a respective bracket engaging portion so as to locate and orient the bracket with respect to the main beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Rees Operations Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Greg Spooner, Huey Lam, Matthew Reimers
  • Publication number: 20190255897
    Abstract: A hitch assembly comprising a receiver having an opening for receiving a hitch member, an anti-rattle member secured with respect to the receiver, and a hitch member comprising a hitch body configured to be received by the receiver, and an engagement portion, wherein when the hitch body is received by the receiver, the engagement portion bears against the anti-rattle member causing at least a portion of the anti-rattle member to resiliently deform in a manner that a reaction force from the resilient deformation causes the hitch body to bear against the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Rees Operations Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Greg Spooner, Huey Lam, Matthew Reimers
  • Publication number: 20190015255
    Abstract: The methods, procedures, kits, and devices described herein assist with the healing process of tissue that was previously or simultaneously treated for a therapeutic or cosmetic effect. The methods, procedures, kits, and devices described herein can also provide temporary simulated results of a cosmetic procedure to allow for visual assessment to select the type of procedure or for treatment planning in advance of the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. GURTNER, Michael T. LONGAKER, Reinhold H. DAUSKARDT, Paul YOCK, John A. ZEPEDA, Kenneth N. HORNE, Bankim H. MEHTA, Michael H. ROSENTHAL, Joseph RIMSA, Sergio SALINAS, Melanie HARRIS, Greg SPOONER, Kin CHAN
  • Patent number: 8870856
    Abstract: A system and method for using a light source to treat tissue with NIR light. The operation provides for generating higher temperatures in deeper layers of tissue relative to higher layers of tissue. The increased temperature in dermal layers can operate to induce collagen shrinkage, or remodeling. One of the light sources for providing a broad spectrum of NIR light is a filament light. The light from the filament lamp can be selectively filtered, and after filtering this light is applied to the skin, where the selective filtering can enhance the ability to elevate the temperature of deeper layers of tissue, relative to layers of tissue which are closer to the surface of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cutera, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Connors, David A. Gollnick, Dean A. MacFarland, Greg Spooner
  • Patent number: 8474463
    Abstract: The invention comprises a system and method for non-ablative laser treatment of dermatologic conditions. A laser energy is transmitted to an underlying target element in the skin. The target element is heated to a temperature of at least forty degrees Celsius. In some embodiments, a pulsed, near infrared, high peak power laser energy is used. The systems and methods of the present invention may be used to treat acne, smooth wrinkles, remove hair, treat leg veins, treat facial veins, improve skin texture, decrease pore sizes, reduce rosacea, reduce “blush/diffuse redness, reduce striae, reduce scarring, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Cutera, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Levernier, Greg Spooner, David A. Gollnick, Dean A. MacFarland
  • Publication number: 20120226214
    Abstract: The methods, procedures, kits, and devices described herein assist with the healing process of tissue that was previously or simultaneously treated for a therapeutic or cosmetic effect. The methods, procedures, kits, and devices described herein can also provide temporary simulated results of a cosmetic procedure to allow for visual assessment to select the type of procedure or for treatment planning in advance of the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Michael T. Longaker, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Paul Yock, John A. Zepeda, Kenneth N. Horne, Bankim H. Mehta, Michael H. Rosenthal, Joseph Rimsa, Sergio Salinas, Melanie Harris, Greg Spooner, Kin Chan
  • Publication number: 20120086290
    Abstract: A vibratory appliance includes a tool driven to oscillate by a rotary electric motor. A mechanism for converting rotary movement to oscillatory movement includes magnetic couplers moveable relative to one another. A displacement mechanism moves one of the magnetic couplers relative to the other magnetic coupler and varies the amplitude of oscillation of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: HAYCO MANUFACTURING LIMITED
    Inventors: Bengt IVARSSON, Bettina LEINWEBER, Hei Wai CHOI, David DYCHER, Greg SPOONER, Hoss VONG, James MACKINTOSH, Yee Wah LAM, Teruo HISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20120073849
    Abstract: A vibratory appliance includes a tool driven to oscillate by a rotary electric motor. A shaft supported, at an intermediate portion by a pivot, is driven by an orbital drive mechanism. The orbital drive mechanism includes a rotor rotated about a rotor axis by the motor, an elongate part, and a coupler. The elongate part and the coupler are each fixed to a respective one of the inner end and the rotor. The elongate part and the coupler are mutually connected for sliding movement relative to one another, between first and second relative positions in which the inner end orbits about the rotor axis at first and second orbital radii, respectively, to vary the amplitude of oscillation of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: HAYCO MANUFACTURING LIMITED
    Inventors: Bengt IVARSSON, Bettina LEINWEBER, Hei Wai CHOI, David DYCHER, Greg SPOONER, Hoss VONG, James MACKINTOSH, Yee Wah LAM, Teruo HISHIKI
  • Publication number: 20100222853
    Abstract: The invention comprises a system and method for non-ablative laser treatment of dermatologic conditions. A laser energy is transmitted to an underlying target element in the skin. The target element is heated to a temperature of at least forty degrees Celsius. In some embodiments, a pulsed, near infrared, high peak power laser energy is used. The systems and methods of the present invention may be used to treat acne, smooth wrinkles, remove hair, treat leg veins, treat facial veins, improve skin texture, decrease pore sizes, reduce rosacea, reduce “blush/diffuse redness, reduce striae, reduce scarring, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: CUTERA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Levernier, Greg Spooner, David A. Gollnick, Dean A. MacFarland
  • Patent number: 7780652
    Abstract: A system and method for providing light treatments to a patients skin, which could include both dermal and epidermal regions. The system and method utilize multiple hand pieces where each hand piece can deliver light from a different light source. The system and method provide for control over the different light source corresponding to the different hand pieces based on whether the hand pieces are held in storage positions in a hand piece management unit. A control unit of the system provides operates to cause a user interface display to communicate information to a user based on the positions of the different hand pieces. Further, the system and method can provide a user with access to different aspects of the systems operation based on the positions of the hand pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Cutera, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean A. MacFarland, Richard Canant, David A. Gollnick, Greg Spooner, Kevin P. Connors
  • Patent number: 7703458
    Abstract: The invention comprises a system and method for non-ablative laser treatment of dermatologic conditions. A laser energy is transmitted to an underlying target element in the skin. The target element is heated to a temperature of at least forty degrees Celsius. In some embodiments, a pulsed, near infrared, high peak power laser energy is used. The systems and methods of the present invention may be used to treat acne, smooth wrinkles, remove hair, treat leg veins, treat facial veins, improve skin texture, decrease pore sizes, reduce rosacea, reduce “blush/diffuse redness, reduce striae, reduce scarring, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Cutera, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Levernier, Greg Spooner, David A. Gollnick, Dean A. MacFarland
  • Patent number: 7560658
    Abstract: Here is presented a versatile technique for machining of nanometer-scale features using tightly-focused ultrashort laser pulses. By the invention, the size of features can be reduced far below the wavelength of light, thus enabling nanomachining of a wide range of materials. The features may be extremely small (<20 nm) and are highly reproducible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
    Inventors: Alan J. Hunt, Gerald Mourou, Ajit P. Joglekar, Edgar Meyhofer, John A. Nees, Greg Spooner
  • Publication number: 20080097419
    Abstract: A system and method for providing light treatments to a patients skin, which could include both dermal and epidermal regions. The system and method utilize multiple hand pieces where each hand piece can deliver light from a different light source. The system and method provide for control over the different light source corresponding to the different hand pieces based on whether the hand pieces are held in storage positions in a hand piece management unit. A control unit of the system provides operates to cause a user interface display to communicate information to a user based on the positions of the different hand pieces. Further, the system and method can provide a user with access to different aspects of the systems operation based on the positions of the hand pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Dean MacFarland, Richard Canant, David Gollnick, Greg Spooner, Kevin Connors
  • Patent number: 7326199
    Abstract: A system and method for providing light treatments to a patients skin, which could include both dermal and epidermal regions. The system and method utilize multiple hand pieces where each hand piece can deliver light from a different light source. The system and method provide for control over the different light source corresponding to the different hand pieces based on whether the hand pieces are held in storage positions in a hand piece management unit. A control unit of the system provides operates to cause a user interface display to communicate information to a user based on the positions of the different hand pieces. Further, the system and method can provide a user with access to different aspects of the systems operation based on the positions of the hand pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Cutera, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean A. MacFarland, Richard Canant, David A. Gollnick, Greg Spooner, Kevin P. Connors
  • Publication number: 20060293727
    Abstract: The invention comprises a system and method for treating an exposed tissue of a patient with a light energy. A plurality of light emitting diodes are disposed over an area of a supporting structure. The light emitting diodes emit light energy. The light energy comprises a substantial band of wavelengths between about 380 and 800 nm. The light emitting diodes are optically coupled to the exposed tissue of the patient. A driver circuit is electrically coupled to the light emitting diodes for driving a current through the plurality of light emitting diodes. An average irradiance of the light energy emitted from the area by the light emitting diodes is at least about 30 mW per square centimeter during a treatment. In some embodiments, the light energy emitted from a first light emitting diode substantially overlaps with light energy emitted from several adjacent light emitting diodes as the light energy propagates toward the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Greg Spooner, David Gollnick, Dean MacFarland
  • Publication number: 20060237405
    Abstract: Here is presented a versatile technique for machining of nanometer-scale features using tightly-focused ultrashort laser pulses. By the invention, the size of features can be reduced far below the wavelength of light, thus enabling nanomachining of a wide range of materials. The features may be extremely small (<20 nm) and are highly reproducible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Alan Hunt, Gerard Mourou, Ajit Joglekar, Edgar Meyhofer, John Nees, Greg Spooner
  • Patent number: D541374
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Tomas Colussi, Brett Z. Green, Greg Spooner, Piercy Yau
  • Patent number: D542374
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Brett Z. Green, Tomas Colussi, Greg Spooner, Piercy Yau
  • Patent number: D584912
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Brett Z. Green, Russell E. Bell, Piercy Yau, Greg Spooner, Anton Lee See, Caroline Francis, Adam Doyle
  • Patent number: D584913
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Brett Z. Green, Russell E. Bell, Piercy Yau, Greg Spooner, Anton Lee See, Caroline Francis, Adam Doyle