Patents by Inventor Gregory Hake

Gregory Hake 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: 20200315624
    Abstract: A dispensing device configured to operate with an adhesive backed mesh and backing film for tissue bonding is disclosed. The dispensing device provides for low-friction, low force pay-out of a desired length of an adhesive backed mesh to a wound site. The device prevents or eliminates distortion of the mesh prior to application to the wound site, and includes means for reducing or eliminating binding during use. The dispensing device is configured to operate in a “forward” mode (substrate to which mesh is applied passes beneath applicator after mesh is applied) to provide essentially an unobstructed view of the wound site during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: John Goodman, Gregory Hake, Thomas Schoon
  • Patent number: 10687816
    Abstract: A dispensing device configured to operate with an adhesive backed mesh and backing film for tissue bonding is disclosed. The dispensing device provides for low-friction, low force pay-out of a desired length of an adhesive backed mesh to a wound site. The device prevents or eliminates distortion of the mesh prior to application to the wound site, and includes means for reducing or eliminating binding during use. The dispensing device is configured to operate in a “forward” mode (substrate to which mesh is applied passes beneath applicator after mesh is applied) to provide essentially an unobstructed view of the wound site during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: John Goodman, Gregory Hake, Thomas Schoon
  • Publication number: 20190200990
    Abstract: A dispensing device configured to operate with an adhesive backed mesh and backing film for tissue bonding is disclosed. The dispensing device provides for low-friction, low force pay-out of a desired length of an adhesive backed mesh to a wound site. The device prevents or eliminates distortion of the mesh prior to application to the wound site, and includes means for reducing or eliminating binding during use. The dispensing device is configured to operate in a “forward” mode (substrate to which mesh is applied passes beneath applicator after mesh is applied) to provide essentially an unobstructed view of the wound site during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: John Goodman, Gregory Hake, Thomas Schoon
  • Patent number: 10258335
    Abstract: A dispensing device configured to operate with an adhesive backed mesh and backing film for tissue bonding is disclosed. The dispensing device provides for low-friction, low force pay-out of a desired length of an adhesive backed mesh to a wound site. The device prevents or eliminates distortion of the mesh prior to application to the wound site, and includes means for reducing or eliminating binding during use. The dispensing device is configured to operate in a “forward” mode (substrate to which mesh is applied passes beneath applicator after mesh is applied) to provide essentially an unobstructed view of the wound site during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: John Goodman, Gregory Hake, Thomas Schoon
  • Publication number: 20180008267
    Abstract: A dispensing device configured to operate with an adhesive backed mesh and backing film for tissue bonding is disclosed. The dispensing device provides for low-friction, low force pay-out of a desired length of an adhesive backed mesh to a wound site. The device prevents or eliminates distortion of the mesh prior to application to the wound site, and includes means for reducing or eliminating binding during use. The dispensing device is configured to operate in a “forward” mode (substrate to which mesh is applied passes beneath applicator after mesh is applied) to provide essentially an unobstructed view of the wound site during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: John Goodman, Gregory Hake, Thomas Schoon
  • Patent number: 9801632
    Abstract: A dispensing device configured to operate with an adhesive backed mesh and backing film for tissue bonding is disclosed. The dispensing device provides for low-friction, low force pay-out of a desired length of an adhesive backed mesh to a wound site. The device prevents or eliminates distortion of the mesh prior to application to the wound site, and includes means for reducing or eliminating binding during use. The dispensing device is configured to operate in a “forward” mode (substrate to which mesh is applied passes beneath applicator after mesh is applied) to provide essentially an unobstructed view of the wound site during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Goodman, Gregory Hake, Thomas Schoon
  • Patent number: 9389023
    Abstract: A capillary tube bundle sub-assembly for use in an extracorporeal heat exchanger includes a continuous capillary tubing wound about a core to define a plurality of capillary layers each including a plurality of capillary segments. The capillary segments each define opposing terminal ends adjacent opposing ends of the core. The capillary segments of each layer are circumferentially aligned relative to an axis of the core, with each successive layer being radially outward of an immediately preceding layer. The capillary segments are non-parallel with the axis, spiraling partially about the axis in extension between the opposing terminal ends. Each capillary segment forms less than one complete revolution (i.e., winds less than 360°). The segments within each layer are substantially parallel with one another; however, an orientation of the segments differs from layer-to-layer such as by pitch or angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Cloutier, Robert Olsen, Stephen Roller, Chris Plott, Al McLevish, Ming Li, Michael Laxen, John Knoll, Gregory Hake
  • Patent number: 8795591
    Abstract: An apparatus for oxygenating blood including a housing and an oxygenator bundle. The housing defines a primary chamber, a blood inlet port open to the primary chamber, and a blood outlet region. The outlet region includes a blood outlet port, an outlet chamber open to the outlet port, and a partition. The partition establishes spaced apart, first and second passageways from the primary chamber to the outlet chamber. The oxygenator bundle is disposed within the primary chamber. A blood flow path is formed from the blood inlet port, through the oxygenator bundle and to the blood outlet port, and includes first and second outlet flow paths within the outlet chamber via the first and second passageways, respectively. The first and second outlet blood flow paths merge at the blood outlet port. A dual port blood outlet is created, increasing mixing of blood immediately upstream of the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Roller, Christopher Plott, Alford McLevish, Gregory Hake, Brian Steffens
  • Publication number: 20140048234
    Abstract: A capillary tube bundle sub-assembly for use in an extracorporeal heat exchanger includes a continuous capillary tubing wound about a core to define a plurality of capillary layers each including a plurality of capillary segments. The capillary segments each define opposing terminal ends adjacent opposing ends of the core. The capillary segments of each layer are circumferentially aligned relative to an axis of the core, with each successive layer being radially outward of an immediately preceding layer. The capillary segments are non-parallel with the axis, spiraling partially about the axis in extension between the opposing terminal ends. Each capillary segment forms less than one complete revolution (i.e., winds less than 360°). The segments within each layer are substantially parallel with one another; however, an orientation of the segments differs from layer-to-layer such as by pitch or angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Cloutier, Robert Olsen, Stephen Roller, Chris Plott, Al McLevish, Ming Li, Michael Laxen, John Knoll, Gregory Hake
  • Publication number: 20140050617
    Abstract: An apparatus for oxygenating blood including a housing and an oxygenator bundle. The housing defines a primary chamber, a blood inlet port open to the primary chamber, and a blood outlet region. The outlet region includes a blood outlet port, an outlet chamber open to the outlet port, and a partition. The partition establishes spaced apart, first and second passageways from the primary chamber to the outlet chamber. The oxygenator bundle is disposed within the primary chamber. A blood flow path is formed from the blood inlet port, through the oxygenator bundle and to the blood outlet port, and includes first and second outlet flow paths within the outlet chamber via the first and second passageways, respectively. The first and second outlet blood flow paths merge at the blood outlet port. A dual port blood outlet is created, increasing mixing of blood immediately upstream of the outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Roller, Chistopher Plott, Alford McLevish, Gregory Hake, Brian Steffens
  • Patent number: 8579845
    Abstract: A capillary tube bundle sub-assembly for use in an extracorporeal heat exchanger includes a continuous capillary tubing wound about a core to define a plurality of capillary layers each including a plurality of capillary segments. The capillary segments each define opposing terminal ends adjacent opposing ends of the core. The capillary segments of each layer are circumferentially aligned relative to an axis of the core, with each successive layer being radially outward of an immediately preceding layer. The capillary segments are non-parallel with the axis, spiraling partially about the axis in extension between the opposing terminal ends. Each capillary segment forms less than one complete revolution (i.e., winds less than 360°). The segments within each layer are substantially parallel with one another; however, an orientation of the segments differs from layer-to-layer such as by pitch or angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Cloutier, Robert Olsen, Stephen Roller, Chris Plott, Al McLevish, Ming Li, Michael Laxen, John Knoll, Gregory Hake
  • Patent number: 8518259
    Abstract: An apparatus for de-aering, oxygenating and controlling a temperature of blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit. The apparatus includes a housing, a manifold body, a heat exchanger, and an oxygenator. A blood inlet tangentially directs blood into a first chamber of the housing. The manifold body is disposed in a second chamber, and includes a core and a plurality of vanes that define channels. The heat exchanger is arranged around the manifold body, and the oxygenator around the heat exchanger. The channels are open to the heat exchanger. An established blood flow path includes rotational flow within the first chamber to separate air from the blood, generally longitudinal flow from the first chamber and along the channels, and generally radial flow through the heat exchanger and the oxygenator. With this construction, gross air removal occurs prior to the blood passing through the heat exchanger and oxygenator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Cloutier, Robert Olsen, Stephen Roller, Chris Plott, Al McLevish, Ming Li, Michael Laxen, John Knoll, Gregory Hake
  • Publication number: 20130209314
    Abstract: An apparatus for oxygenating blood including a housing and an oxygenator bundle. The housing defines a primary chamber, a blood inlet port open to the primary chamber, and a blood outlet region. The outlet region includes a blood outlet port, an outlet chamber open to the outlet port, and a partition. The partition establishes spaced apart, first and second passageways from the primary chamber to the outlet chamber. The oxygenator bundle is disposed within the primary chamber. A blood flow path is formed from the blood inlet port, through the oxygenator bundle and to the blood outlet port, and includes first and second outlet flow paths within the outlet chamber via the first and second passageways, respectively. The first and second outlet blood flow paths merge at the blood outlet port. A dual port blood outlet is created, increasing mixing of blood immediately upstream of the outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Roller, Chistopher Plott, Alford McLevish, Gregory Hake, Brian Steffens
  • Patent number: 8287202
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to a method of dispensing an adhesive material using an applicator comprising: a body having a cavity; at least one breaking member integral with the body and having a surrounding gap, the breaking member deflectable into the cavity and having a first engagement member; an annular housing movable with respect to the body and having a second engagement member complementary with the first engagement member, the first and the second engagement members being cooperatively engageable; a reservoir secured to body and having applicator means; a retaining member between the body and reservoir; and a frangible container of adhesive material disposed within the cavity; moving the annular housing relative to the body from a first position to a second position where the engagement members are cooperatively engaged; deflecting the breaking members and breaking the frangible container; and squeezing the reservoir and dispensing adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Goodman, Gregory Hake, Thomas Schoon, Thomas A Shepard
  • Publication number: 20120197363
    Abstract: A capillary tube bundle sub-assembly for use in an extracorporeal heat exchanger includes a continuous capillary tubing wound about a core to define a plurality of capillary layers each including a plurality of capillary segments. The capillary segments each define opposing terminal ends adjacent opposing ends of the core. The capillary segments of each layer are circumferentially aligned relative to an axis of the core, with each successive layer being radially outward of an immediately preceding layer. The capillary segments are non-parallel with the axis, spiraling partially about the axis in extension between the opposing terminal ends. Each capillary segment forms less than one complete revolution (i.e., winds less than 360°). The segments within each layer are substantially parallel with one another; however, an orientation of the segments differs from layer-to-layer such as by pitch or angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Cloutier, Robert Olsen, Stephen Roller, Chris Plott, Al McLevish, Ming Li, Michael Laxen, John Knoll, Gregory Hake
  • Publication number: 20120193289
    Abstract: An apparatus for de-aering, oxygenating and controlling a temperature of blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit. The apparatus includes a housing, a manifold body, a heat exchanger, and an oxygenator. A blood inlet tangentially directs blood into a first chamber of the housing. The manifold body is disposed in a second chamber, and includes a core and a plurality of vanes that define channels. The heat exchanger is arranged around the manifold body, and the oxygenator around the heat exchanger. The channels are open to the heat exchanger. An established blood flow path includes rotational flow within the first chamber to separate air from the blood, generally longitudinal flow from the first chamber and along the channels, and generally radial flow through the heat exchanger and the oxygenator. With this construction, gross air removal occurs prior to the blood passing through the heat exchanger and oxygenator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Cloutier, Robert Olsen, Stephen Roller, Chris Plott, Al McLevish, Ming Li, Michael Laxen, John Knoll, Gregory Hake
  • Publication number: 20120160867
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to a method of dispensing an adhesive material using an applicator comprising: a body having a cavity; at least one breaking member integral with the body and having a surrounding gap, the breaking member deflectable into the cavity and having a first engagement member; an annular housing movable with respect to the body and having a second engagement member complementary with the first engagement member, the first and the second engagement members being cooperatively engageable; a reservoir secured to body and having applicator means; a retaining member between the body and reservoir; and a frangible container of adhesive material disposed within the cavity; moving the annular housing relative to the body from a first position to a second position where the engagement members are cooperatively engaged; deflecting the breaking members and breaking the frangible container; and squeezing the reservoir and dispensing adhesive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Jack GOODMAN, Gregory HAKE, Thomas SCHOON, Thomas A. SHEPARD
  • Patent number: 8118508
    Abstract: An applicator device for dispensing a polymerizable adhesive material comprising a body portion comprising a closed proximal end and an open distal end providing a cavity sized to accept a frangible container having a polymerizable adhesive material; at least one breaking member at least partially deflectable into the cavity; an annular housing movable with respect to the body portion; and a reservoir secured to the open distal end of the body portion, the reservoir further comprising an applicator; wherein the annular housing is movable relative to the body portion from a first position to a second position to deflect at least a portion of the breaking member into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Goodman, Gregory Hake, Thomas Schoon, Thomas A. Shepard
  • Publication number: 20110180215
    Abstract: A dispensing device configured to operate with an adhesive backed mesh and backing film for tissue bonding is disclosed. The dispensing device provides for low-friction, low force pay-out of a desired length of an adhesive backed mesh to a wound site. The device prevents or eliminates distortion of the mesh prior to application to the wound site, and includes means for reducing or eliminating binding during use. The dispensing device is configured to operate in a “forward” mode (substrate to which mesh is applied passes beneath applicator after mesh is applied) to provide essentially an unobstructed view of the wound site during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Jack Goodman, Gregory Hake, Thomas Schoon
  • Publication number: 20090270884
    Abstract: A mesh dispensing device includes a housing having a substantially enclosed interior and an opening; a plurality of routing guide elements mounted in the interior of the housing; and a closed loop of backing film having a defined circumference. The closed loop of backing film is routed around at least a portion of the plurality of routing guide elements to define a path along which the closed loop of backing film moves. The device also includes a defined length of mesh that is detachably adhered to the closed loop of backing film and an opening guide element mounted near the opening of the housing. The opening guide element receives mesh that has been detached from the closed loop of backing film for dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: CLOSURE MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gregory HAKE