Patents by Inventor James D. Burke

James D. Burke 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).

  • Patent number: 8277403
    Abstract: An adjustable support assembly for an orthopedic brace has a support arm, a housing and a locking mechanism. The housing includes a travel track which slidably receives the support arm. The locking mechanism includes a lock lever which selectively applies a sufficient force to the support arm to prevent slidable displacement of the support arm in the travel track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Breg, Inc.
    Inventors: Dylann D. Ceriani, James D. Burke, Paul Oddou
  • Patent number: 8172781
    Abstract: An orthopedic brace is provided with an adjustable support assembly having a support arm, a housing and a locking mechanism. The housing includes a travel track which slidably receives the support arm. The locking mechanism includes a lock lever which selectively applies a sufficient force to the support arm to prevent slidable displacement of the support arm in the travel track. The orthopedic brace is further provided with a hinge having a first rotation plate, a second rotation plate, a pivotal connector connecting the first and second rotation plates, a rotation limiting mechanism, and a rotation locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Breg, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Oddou, Dylann D. Ceriani, James D. Burke, Jeffrey T. Mason
  • Patent number: 7988653
    Abstract: An adjustable support assembly for an orthopedic brace has a support bar, a housing and a locking mechanism. The housing includes a travel track which receives the support bar. The locking mechanism includes a lock stop and a lock peg array having at least one column and a plurality of rows. The lock stop is perpendicularly positioned between two lock pegs in adjacent rows to prevent displacement of the support bar in the travel track when the length locking mechanism is in the closed position and the lock stop is parallely positioned to enable displacement of the support bar in the travel track when the length locking mechanism is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Breg, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Fout, James D. Burke
  • Publication number: 20110082402
    Abstract: An orthopedic brace is provided with an adjustable support assembly having a support arm, a housing and a locking mechanism. The housing includes a travel track which slidably receives the support arm. The locking mechanism includes a lock lever which selectively applies a sufficient force to the support arm to prevent slidable displacement of the support arm in the travel track. The orthopedic brace is further provided with a hinge having a first rotation plate, a second rotation plate, a pivotal connector connecting the first and second rotation plates, a rotation limiting mechanism, and a rotation locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Oddou, Dylann D. Ceriani, James D. Burke, Jeffrey T. Mason
  • Publication number: 20100174220
    Abstract: An adjustable support assembly for an orthopedic brace has a support bar, a housing and a locking mechanism. The housing includes a travel track which receives the support bar. The locking mechanism includes a lock stop and a lock peg array having at least one column and a plurality of rows. The lock stop is perpendicularly positioned between two lock pegs in adjacent rows to prevent displacement of the support bar in the travel track when the length locking mechanism is in the closed position and the lock stop is parallely positioned to enable displacement of the support bar in the travel track when the length locking mechanism is in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: BREG, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Fout, James D. Burke
  • Patent number: 4886222
    Abstract: An imaging device that automatically rotates upon descent through an atmosphere provides an onboard image detector a sweeping panoramic scan as it descends. No moving parts or propulsion system are required. The location, angle and pitch of the winged structure, together with its inertia properties, passively induces rotation. The angled location of the image detector takes advantage of the resulting rotation. Data generated by the image detector may be transmitted to a remote receiver or, alternatively, stored for subsequent recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: James D. Burke
  • Patent number: 4206892
    Abstract: An efficient aircraft utilizes a stabilizer spaced from a fixed wing, and supported for controlled rolling about an axis extending generally in a forward direction, to control aircraft yaw. The stabilizer extends generally horizontally in straight forward flight. Pitch of the stabilizer is also controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1980
    Assignee: Paul B. MacCready, Jr.
    Inventors: Paul B. MacCready, Jr., Peter B. S. Lissaman, James D. Burke
  • Patent number: D299628
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Inventor: James D. Burke