Patents by Inventor Jason Dearden

Jason Dearden 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: 20210369371
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein can be used in a variety of grasping, cutting, and manipulating operations. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a shaft, a tool member, and a flexure. The shaft has a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, and defines a longitudinal axis. The distal end portion includes a ground portion. The tool member has an engagement portion and an actuation portion. The engagement portion is disposed distally from the actuation portion, and can exert an engagement force on a target structure. The actuation portion receives an actuation force. The flexure has a first end portion coupled to the ground portion of the shaft, and a second end portion coupled to the tool member. The flexure is configured to deform elastically when the actuation force is exerted on the actuation portion of the tool member such that the tool member rotates relative to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason DEARDEN, Jordan TANNER, Clayton GRAMES, Bryce EDMONDSON, Brian D. JENSEN, Spencer P. MAGLEBY, Larry L. HOWELL
  • Publication number: 20210299378
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to emergency ventilators. An emergency ventilator may determine one or more adjustable parameters associated with controlling a ventilator device to supply air to a user, wherein the one or more adjustable parameters are determined based at least in part on breathing thresholds associated with the user. The emergency ventilator may evaluate the adjustable parameters to generate a control signal. The emergency ventilator may cause one or more paddles to articulate based at least in part on the control signal, wherein the one or more paddles squeeze a bag valve mask (BVM) attached to the ventilator device. The emergency ventilator may generate one or more outputs associated with a condition of the ventilator device. The emergency ventilator may display, on a display device, the one or more outputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Air Boost, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Christenson, Austin Christensen, Jason Dearden, Isaac Jones, Jarod Horn, Savan Patel, Michael Morgan, Brett Jacobson, Alex Avila, Vallan Sherrod, Russell Aldridge, Jacob Robinson
  • Patent number: 11123145
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein can be used in a variety of grasping, cutting, and manipulating operations. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a shaft, a tool member, and a flexure. The shaft has a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, and defines a longitudinal axis. The distal end portion includes a ground portion. The tool member has an engagement portion and an actuation portion. The engagement portion is disposed distally from the actuation portion, and can exert an engagement force on a target structure. The actuation portion receives an actuation force. The flexure has a first end portion coupled to the ground portion of the shaft, and a second end portion coupled to the tool member. The flexure is configured to deform elastically when the actuation force is exerted on the actuation portion of the tool member such that the tool member rotates relative to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Dearden, Jordan Tanner, Clayton Grames, Bryce Edmondson, Brian D. Jensen, Spencer P. Magleby, Larry L. Howell
  • Patent number: 10806172
    Abstract: A system for making a food bar comprises a cup holder, a cutting station with a cutter that is configured to cut food contents within the cup holder, a pressing station with a press that is configured to compact the food contents within the cup holder, and a conveyor for moving the cutting station and the pressing station relative to the cup holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce Quick, Cole Gunderson, John Salmon, Cory Cozzens, Taylor Schroedter, Quinton Wong, David Usevitch, Derek Croft, Bryce Quick, Jason Dearden, Ian Freeman
  • Publication number: 20200085415
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein can be used in a variety of sample retrieval, grasping, cutting, and manipulating operations. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes an elongated member and a retention member movably coupled to the elongated member. The elongated member includes a cutting portion configured to cut a target sample when moved, and defines an internal volume within which at least a portion of the target sample can be received. The retention member includes an engagement portion configured to move between a first position and a second position when the retention member is actuated. The engagement portion is configured to extend within the internal volume to exert a force on the target sample within the internal volume when the engagement portion is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason DEARDEN, Jared BRUTON, Trent ZIMMERMAN, Clayton GRAMES, Amelia Mariah PARKINSON, Brian D. JENSEN, Spencer P. MAGLEBY, Larry L. HOWELL
  • Publication number: 20200060328
    Abstract: A system for making a food bar comprises a cup holder, a cutting station with a cutter that is configured to cut food contents within the cup holder, a pressing station with a press that is configured to compact the food contents within the cup holder, and a conveyor for moving the cutting station and the pressing station relative to the cup holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: BRUCE QUICK, COLE GUNDERSON, JOHN SALMON, CORY COZZENS, TAYLOR SCHROEDTER, QUINTON WONG, DAVID USEVITCH, DEREK CROFT, BRYCE QUICK, JASON DEARDEN, IAN FREEMAN
  • Publication number: 20200008827
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein can be used in a variety of grasping, cutting, and manipulating operations. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a first joint member, a second joint member, and a flexure. The first joint member includes a first connection portion and a contact surface. The second joint member including a second connection portion. A first end portion of the flexure is coupled to the first connection portion, and a second end portion of the flexure is coupled to the second connection portion. The flexure is configured to deform elastically when the first joint member and the second joint member move from a first configuration to a second configuration. When in the first configuration, the central portion of the flexure is spaced apart from the contact portion. When in the second configuration, the central portion of the flexure contacting the contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason DEARDEN, Clayton GRAMES, Larry L. HOWELL, Brian D. JENSEN, Spencer P. MAGLEBY
  • Publication number: 20190290375
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein can be used in a variety of grasping, cutting, and manipulating operations. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a shaft, a tool member, and a flexure. The shaft has a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, and defines a longitudinal axis. The distal end portion includes a ground portion. The tool member has an engagement portion and an actuation portion. The engagement portion is disposed distally from the actuation portion, and can exert an engagement force on a target structure. The actuation portion receives an actuation force. The flexure has a first end portion coupled to the ground portion of the shaft, and a second end portion coupled to the tool member. The flexure is configured to deform elastically when the actuation force is exerted on the actuation portion of the tool member such that the tool member rotates relative to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason DEARDEN, Jordan TANNER, Clayton GRAMES, Bryce EDMONDSON, Brian D. JENSEN, Spencer P. MAGLEBY, Larry L. HOWELL
  • Patent number: 10398842
    Abstract: An auto-injection syringe shaped similar to a credit card and having a biased injection mechanism operable to drive a needle into a user's body by a fixed distance to dispense a dose of fluid at a subcutaneous location. A safety may be provided to avoid undesired actuation of the injection mechanism. After the safety is bypassed, a trigger may be actuated by the user to allow operation of the injection mechanism. A reciprocating needle-cover resists casual view of the needle by the user during and after use of the syringe. A locking mechanism automatically holds the needle-cover at an extended position to isolate the needle from further contact and to resist re-use of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Niven, Jason Dearden, Peter S. Schleede, Andrew J. Moulton, Larry L. Howell, Spencer P. Magleby
  • Publication number: 20190135129
    Abstract: An implementation of a battery cradle includes a tray, a first side frame attached to a first side of the tray, and a second side frame attached to a second side of the frame. The first side frame and the second side frame face each other and are substantially parallel to one another. Both the first side frame and the second side frame include a plurality of generally circular recesses, in which each recess on the first side frame is opposite to and aligned with a recess on the second side frame. Each pair of aligned recesses accommodates a generally cylindrical battery. According to various implementations, the tray includes (i) a plurality of depressions, each of which is aligned with a pair of aligned recesses and (ii) a plurality of slats configured to accommodate a prism-shaped battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Wojciech Nodzykowski, Adam Skelding, Jami Jones, Jason Dearden, Ben Cosgrove
  • Publication number: 20180243506
    Abstract: An auto-injection syringe shaped similar to a credit card and having a biased injection mechanism operable to drive a needle into a user's body by a fixed distance to dispense a dose of fluid at a subcutaneous location. A safety may be provided to avoid undesired actuation of the injection mechanism. After the safety is bypassed, a trigger may be actuated by the user to allow operation of the injection mechanism. A reciprocating needle-cover resists casual view of the needle by the user during and after use of the syringe. A locking mechanism automatically holds the needle-cover at an extended position to isolate the needle from further contact and to resist re-use of the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Niven, Jason Dearden, Peter S. Schleede, Andrew J. Moulton, Larry L. Howell, Spencer P. Magleby
  • Publication number: 20150290549
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a sliding gear mesh includes a chassis, a prime mover mounted on the chassis and fixed in position relative to the chassis, a prime drive gear coupled with the prime mover and driven to rotate by the prime mover, and a sliding gear assembly. The sliding gear assembly includes a sliding drive gear that meshes with the prime drive gear. The sliding gear assembly is slidably mounted on the chassis to slide toward and away from the prime drive gear to adjust a mesh between the sliding drive gear and the prime drive gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Fabien Simonini, Jason Dearden, Ben Cosgrove