Patents by Inventor James H. Philip

James H. Philip 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: 20210001192
    Abstract: A multi-material golf shaft having a butt portion joined to a tip portion and possessing unique relationships, including rigidity relationships, which provide beneficial performance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Byron H. Adams, Blair M. Philip, Jeffrey T. Halstead, Robert E. Stephens, Trever M. Napier, James P. MacKay
  • Publication number: 20200368500
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for accessing an internal body region using a catheter. The catheter includes a catheter body and a medication lumen positioned within the catheter body for delivering medication to the internal body region. An inflation lumen is positioned within the catheter body. A balloon is in fluid communication with the inflation lumen, and the balloon is configured to move between a collapsed position and an expanded position as fluid enters the balloon through the inflation lumen. An anchor covers at least a portion of the balloon on an outer surface of the catheter body and includes a movable section with a first retracted position and a second deployed position. Upon inflation of the balloon, the movable section of the anchor moves radially outward from the first contracted position to the second deployed position to secure the catheter in the internal body region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald J. HURLEY, Roman PORTNOY, James H. PHILIP
  • Patent number: 10729952
    Abstract: A multi-material golf shaft having a butt portion joined to a tip portion and possessing unique relationships, including rigidity relationships, which provide beneficial performance characteristics including improved stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BREAKTHROUGH GOLF TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Byron H. Adams, Blair M. Philip, Jeffrey T. Halstead, Robert E. Stephens, Trever M. Napier, James P. MacKay
  • Patent number: 10532192
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for accessing an internal body region using a catheter. The catheter includes a catheter body and a medication lumen positioned within the catheter body for delivering medication to the internal body region. An inflation lumen is positioned within the catheter body. A balloon is in fluid communication with the inflation lumen, and the balloon is configured to move between a collapsed position and an expanded position as fluid enters the balloon through the inflation lumen. An anchor covers at least a portion of the balloon on an outer surface of the catheter body and includes a movable section with a first retracted position and a second deployed position. Upon inflation of the balloon, the movable section of the anchor moves radially outward from the first contracted position to the second deployed position to secure the catheter in the internal body region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Hurley, Roman Portnoy, James H. Philip
  • Publication number: 20190232130
    Abstract: A multi-material golf shaft having a butt portion joined to a tip portion and possessing unique relationships, including rigidity relationships, which provide beneficial performance characteristics including improved stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Byron H. Adams, Blair M. Philip, Jeffrey T. Halstead, Robert E. Stephens, Trever M. Napier, James P. MacKay
  • Patent number: 10286764
    Abstract: A roof panel includes a first member and a second member. A panel is attached to and interconnects the first member and the second member. The panel is configurable between a deployed configuration for attachment to a vehicle, and a stowed configuration for storage. The panel has a planar form when in the deployed configuration, and a rolled up form when in the stowed configuration. The panel may include an adjustable stiffness panel, such as a layer jamming panel, controllable in response to a control signal to exhibit a first stiffness when in the deployed configuration or the stowed configuration, or a second stiffness for reforming the panel between the deployed configuration and the stowed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Wonhee M. Kim, Paul W. Alexander, Julien P. Mourou, James H. Shoemaker, Besy J. Philip
  • Publication number: 20180071497
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for accessing an internal body region using a catheter. The catheter includes a catheter body and a medication lumen positioned within the catheter body for delivering medication to the internal body region. An inflation lumen is positioned within the catheter body. A balloon is in fluid communication with the inflation lumen, and the balloon is configured to move between a collapsed position and an expanded position as fluid enters the balloon through the inflation lumen. An anchor covers at least a portion of the balloon on an outer surface of the catheter body and includes a movable section with a first retracted position and a second deployed position. Upon inflation of the balloon, the movable section of the anchor moves radially outward from the first contracted position to the second deployed position to secure the catheter in the internal body region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald J. HURLEY, Roman PORTNOY, James H. PHILIP
  • Publication number: 20140329512
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product for silencing a communications device is presented. A disable signal is received wirelessly from an external source at the communications device. In response to receiving the disable signal, notifications related to the communications device are disabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: James H. Philip
  • Patent number: 6975901
    Abstract: A system for determining anesthetic state of a subject includes a brain monitor configured to measure at least one parameter of brain activity of the subject and to provide at least one brain monitor output signal indicative of the measured at least one parameter, a stimulator configured to apply a non-surgical stimulus perturbation to the subject and to provide at least one stimulus output signal indicative of timing and intensity of non-surgical stimuli applied to the subject, an analyzer coupled to the brain monitor and the stimulator and configured to receive the at least one brain monitor output signal and the at least one stimulus output signal, to determine a stimulus difference between the non-surgical stimulus intensity in the absence of the perturbation and in the presence of the perturbation, to determine a monitor difference between the a first value of the at least one parameter in the absence of the perturbation and a second value of the at least one parameter in the presence of the perturbation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: The Brigham and Women's Hopital, Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Philip
  • Publication number: 20040167425
    Abstract: A system for determining anesthetic state of a subject includes a brain monitor configured to measure at least one parameter of brain activity of the subject and to provide at least one brain monitor output signal indicative of the measured at least one parameter, a stimulator configured to apply a non-surgical stimulus perturbation to the subject and to provide at least one stimulus output signal indicative of timing and intensity of non-surgical stimuli applied to the subject, an analyzer coupled to the brain monitor and the stimulator and configured to receive the at least one brain monitor output signal and the at least one stimulus output signal, to determine a stimulus difference between the non-surgical stimulus intensity in the absence of the perturbation and in the presence of the perturbation, to determine a monitor difference between the a first value of the at least one parameter in the absence of the perturbation and a second value of the at least one parameter in the presence of the perturbation
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: James H. Philip
  • Patent number: 5284153
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for locating and identifying the function of specific peripheral nerves. In one embodiment, the present invention takes the form of a nerve stimulator which is used to locate nerves to assist in the administration of regional anesthesia. In another embodiment, the nerve stimulator is used to locate, identify the function of, and guard against the inadvertent cutting of specific nerves during surgical procedures. The apparatus of the present invention includes a stimulus delivery means, a response-detecting means and a means for automatically modulating the magnitude of the stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Inventors: Stephen A. Raymond, Gary R. Strichartz, James H. Philip, Daniel B. Raemer, Martyn A. Vickers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5284154
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for locating and identifying the function of specific peripheral nerves. In one embodiment, the present invention takes the form of a nerve stimulator which is used to locate nerves to assist in the administration of regional anesthesia. In another embodiment, the nerve stimulator is used to locate, identify the function of, and guard against the inadvertent cutting of specific nerves during surgical procedures. The apparatus of the present invention includes a stimulus delivery means, a response-detecting means and a means for automatically modulating the magnitude of the stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Inventors: Stephen A. Raymond, Gary R. Strichartz, James H. Philip, Daniel B. Raemer, Martyn A. Vickers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4898576
    Abstract: An improved system for monitoring the fluid flow through a fluid delvery system to a patient wherein the fluid flow rate is varied in a predetermined sequential manner. Corresponding changes in pressure in the line connecting the vein of a patient and the pump are detected and are used to derive signals indicative of the resistance or impedance in the line, which in turn can be used to determine whether the vein is normal, whether it is phlebitic, whether it is occluded, whether infiltration of the canula into the patient's soft tissue has occurred, or whether the continuity of tubing to the vein has been interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Inventor: James H. Philip
  • Patent number: 4625292
    Abstract: A rate calculator for calculating, displaying and continuously updating the rate of occurrence of events. Manually entered signals indicative of the occurrence of an observed event trigger a resettable counter for counting the number of events. A clock is activated by the first entry signal for measuring the time duration from the first entry and a processor responds to the counter and the clock for cumulatively calculating the rate of occurrence of each event from the second event on. A display of the calculated rate is provided for visual perception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: The Massachusetts General Hospital
    Inventor: James H. Philip
  • Patent number: 4236527
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for measuring cardiac output in which a traceable signal in the form of thermal energy or an injectate is applied to the blood flow through the heart having a plurality of frequency components with the traceable signal detected at a heart output vessel and analyzed at the plural frequency components to provide cardiac output rate and ejection fraction information. The traceable signal is preferably heat energy applied as a very low frequency modulation of a high frequency signal at a fundamental and further harmonic or as a square wave in which multiple harmonics are present. At least two frequency components of the square wave are then separately analyzed. A multiple frequency system in addition to permitting analysis of previously undetectable heart output characteristics additionally permits determination of whether the source of the traceable signal is properly located within the heart such as in the ventricle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1980
    Assignee: Massachusetts General Hospital
    Inventors: Ronald S. Newbower, James H. Philip