Patents by Inventor James W. Jones

James W. Jones 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: 20220221235
    Abstract: A composite cooling film (100) comprises an antisoiling layer (160) secured to a first major surface of a reflective microporous layer (110). The reflective microporous layer (110) comprises a first fluoropolymer and is diffusely reflective of electromagnetic radiation over a majority of wavelengths in the range of 400 to 2500 nanometers. The antisoiling layer (160) has an outwardly facing antisoiling surface (162) opposite the micro-voided polymer film. An article (1100) comprising the composite cooling film (1112) secured to a substrate (1110) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hebrink, Michelle M. Mok, Derek J. Dehn, Mary E. Johansen, Lon R. Johnson, Todd G. Pett, Moses M. David, James P. Burke, Vivian W. Jones, Haiyan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220221627
    Abstract: A composite cooling film (100) comprises an ultraviolet-reflective multilayer optical film (120) and a reflective microporous layer (110) secured thereto. The ultraviolet-reflective multilayer optical film (120) hat is at least 50 percent reflective of ultraviolet radiation over a majority of the wavelength range of at least 340 but less than 400 nanometers. The reflective microporous layer (110) has a continuous phase comprising a nonfluorinated organic polymer and is diffusely reflective of solar radiation over a majority the wavelength range of 400 to 2500 nanometers, inclusive. The composite cooling film (100) has an average absorbance over the wavelength range 8-13 microns of at least 0.85. An article (1200) comprising the composite cooling film (100) adhered to a substrate (1210) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hebrink, Michelle M. Mok, Derek J. Dehn, Mary E. Johansen, Lon R. Johnson, Todd G. Pett, Moses M. David, James P. Burke, Vivian W. Jones, Haiyan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10617548
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medefficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Jones, Nathan J. Jones, Jodie L. Currie, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20170246020
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Medefficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. JONES, Nathan J. JONES, Jodie L. CURRIE, Jeffrey L. JENSEN
  • Patent number: 9610186
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Medefficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Jones, Nathan J. Jones, Jodie L. Currie, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9597218
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Medefficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Jones, Nathan J. Jones, Jodie L. Currie, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20160235571
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Derma Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. JONES, Nathan J. JONES, Jodie L. CURRIE, Jeffrey L. JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20160074197
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Derma Sciences
    Inventors: James W. JONES, Nathan J. JONES, Jodie L. CURRIE, Jeffrey L. JENSEN
  • Patent number: 9226843
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MedEfficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Jones, Nathan J. Jones, Jodie L. Currie, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20150351831
    Abstract: An electrosurgical probe including a probe body which defines a longitudinal probe axis. The electrosurgical probe also includes a first and second conductive electrode, each disposed along the probe axis. The surface area of the first conductive electrode is greater of the surface area of the second conductive electrode. The ratio of the surface area of the first conductive electrode to the surface area of the second conductive electrode may be adjustable. Another aspect of the present invention is an electrosurgical probe having a probe body which defines a single longitudinal probe axis. The electrosurgical probe of this aspect of the invention further includes more than two electrodes operatively disposed at separate and distinct positions along the axis of the probe body. The electrodes may be selectively connected to one of or a combination of a stimulation energy source, an ablation energy source or a ground for either energy source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: SERENE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: William M. JANSSEN, James P. NEWMAN, James W. JONES, Jeffrey M. BUSKE
  • Publication number: 20140000032
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has multiple modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm. The frame includes a plurality of barriers. An alert light is coupled to one of the barriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, II, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, John B. Wilker, JR., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Patent number: 8525682
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has multiple modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm. The frame includes a plurality of barriers. An alert light is coupled to one of the barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, II, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, Jr., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Patent number: 8400311
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, Jr., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Publication number: 20130018294
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: James W. JONES, Nathan J. JONES, Jodie L. CURRIE, Jeffrey L. JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20120291200
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has multiple modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm. The frame includes a plurality of barriers. An alert light is coupled to one of the barriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, JR., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Patent number: 8258963
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, Jr., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Publication number: 20120086575
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, JR., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Publication number: 20110288458
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to medical devices and treatments for chronic venous insufficiency, open ulceration and related medical conditions, and more particularly to a device and treatment incorporating negative pressure compression to the foot and lower leg or other appendage of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: MEDEFFICIENCY, INC.
    Inventors: James W. Jones, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Thomas E. Gage, John V. Atanasoff
  • Publication number: 20110234408
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, JR., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Patent number: 7986242
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a first connector subassembly associated with a removable component, and a second connector subassembly associated with a host component to which the removable component is removably connectable. One and only one of the first and second connector subassemblies is floatable relative to its associated component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, Jr., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley