Patents by Inventor Jeffrey L. Jensen

Jeffrey L. Jensen 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: 20170089962
    Abstract: A digital measurement system includes an oscillator, a mixer, and a controller coupled to each other. The oscillator provides a reference signal having a second frequency. The mixer generates a down-converted signal based on the output signal and the reference signal. The controller then determines a characteristic of the output signal (e.g., frequency or phase) based on the down-converted signal. An analog measurement system includes a filter having a center frequency, a rectifier, and a controller. The filter filters the output signal and the rectifier rectifies the filtered signal. The controller samples the rectified signal and determines a characteristic of the output signal based on the level of the rectified signal. The reference signal controller may adjust a characteristic of the output signal based on the determined frequency and/or phase of the output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: WAYNE L. MOUL, ROBERT J. BEHNKE, II, SCOTT E.M. FRUSHOUR, 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
  • Patent number: 9554855
    Abstract: A microwave ablation system includes an energy source adapted to generate microwave energy and a power splitting device having an input adapted to connect to the energy source and a plurality of outputs. The plurality of outputs are configured to be coupled to a corresponding plurality of energy delivery devices. The power splitting device is configured to selectively divide energy provided from the energy source between the plurality of energy devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Mani N. Prakash, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Francesca Rossetto, Joseph D. Brannan
  • Patent number: 9529025
    Abstract: Systems and corresponding methods for determining characteristics of an output signal generated by a high-frequency medical device using low-frequency measurement systems are disclosed. A digital measurement system includes an oscillator, a mixer, and a controller coupled to each other. The oscillator provides a reference signal having a second frequency. The mixer generates a down-converted signal based on the output signal and the reference signal. The controller then determines a characteristic of the output signal (e.g., frequency or phase) based on the down-converted signal. An analog measurement system includes a filter having a center frequency, a rectifier, and a controller. The filter filters the output signal and the rectifier rectifies the filtered signal. The controller samples the rectified signal and determines a characteristic of the output signal based on the level of the rectified signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Wayne L. Moul, Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E. M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20160302861
    Abstract: A microwave ablation system includes a generator operable to output energy and an ablation probe coupled to the generator that delivers the energy to a tissue region. The ablation system also includes a controller operable to control the generator and at least one sensor coupled to the ablation probe and the controller that detects an operating parameter of the ablation probe. The controller performs a system check by ramping up an energy output of the generator from a low energy level to a high energy level and monitors an output from the sensor at predetermined intervals of time during the system check to determine an abnormal state. The controller controls the generator to cease the energy output when the controller determines an abnormal state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: JOSEPH D. BRANNAN, JEFFREY L. JENSEN, DARION R. PETERSON, KYLE R. RICK
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9375278
    Abstract: A microwave ablation system includes an energy source adapted to generate microwave energy and a power splitting device having an input adapted to connect to the energy source and a plurality of outputs. The plurality of outputs are configured to be coupled to a corresponding plurality of energy delivery devices. The power splitting device is configured to selectively divide energy provided from the energy source between the plurality of energy devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Mani N. Prakash, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Francesca Rossetto, Joseph D. Brannan
  • Patent number: 9375273
    Abstract: A microwave ablation system includes a generator operable to output energy and an ablation probe coupled to the generator that delivers the energy to a tissue region. The ablation system also includes a controller operable to control the generator and at least one sensor coupled to the ablation probe and the controller that detects an operating parameter of the ablation probe. The controller performs a system check by ramping up an energy output of the generator from a low energy level to a high energy level and monitors an output from the sensor at predetermined intervals of time during the system check to determine an abnormal state. The controller controls the generator to cease the energy output when the controller determines an abnormal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Joseph D. Brannan, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Darion Peterson, Kyle R. Rick
  • Patent number: 9364388
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of treatment by delivering nitric oxide at a pressure greater than 1 atmosphere (atm) to a subject in need thereof. Thus, the present invention provides an improved method of treating the skin surface of a subject, and below the skin surface of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: BARRY UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Frank J. McCaney, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Christopher C. Miller, Daniel Packert, Gerhild Packert, Alex Stenzler
  • Patent number: 9351395
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board includes the steps of providing a first layer stack including a first electrically-conductive layer and a first electrically-insulating layer and providing a second layer stack including a second electrically-insulating layer. The first electrically-conductive layer is disposed on the first surface of the first electrically-insulating layer. The second electrically-insulating layer includes one or more electrically-conductive traces disposed on a first surface thereof. The method also includes mounting a device on the first surface of the second electrically-insulating layer such that the device is electrically-coupled to at least one of the one or more electrically-conductive traces, and providing the first layer stack with a cut-out area defining a void that extends from the second surface of the first electrically-insulating layer to the first surface of the first electrically-conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Wayne L. Moul, Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E. M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20160136364
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and devices for delivering gaseous Nitrous Oxide (gNO) under therapeutic parameters to reduce infection in a subject. Certain embodiments include devices and systems for delivering pressurized gNO to reduce bioburden and promote healing in the wounds of subjects having various disease conditions, including skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) and osteomyelitis. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides portable wound healing devices for delivering pressurized gNO to the site of a wound to treat various disease conditions in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, Christopher C. Miller, Daniel Packert, Gerhild Packert
  • Publication number: 20160135886
    Abstract: A microwave ablation system includes an energy source adapted to generate microwave energy and a power splitting device having an input adapted to connect to the energy source and a plurality of outputs. The plurality of outputs are configured to be coupled to a corresponding plurality of energy delivery devices. The power splitting device is configured to selectively divide energy provided from the energy source between the plurality of energy devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Mani N. Prakash, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Francesca Rossetto, Joseph D. Brannan
  • Publication number: 20160106511
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include materials and methods relating to sterilization devices. In certain embodiments, materials and methods disclosed herein relate to pre-surgical sterilization of an appendage of a subject using a device that reduces surgical preparation time and microbial growth. Certain embodiments of the present disclosure disclose materials and methods to ameliorate high costs associated with medical care, especially the utilization of costly elective hospital services, by for example reducing operating room costs and increasing efficiency without compromising patient health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, Mario Cala, Romain Onteniente
  • Publication number: 20160095646
    Abstract: An end-effector assembly includes first and second jaw members, a first outer housing associated with the first jaw member, and a second outer housing associated with the second jaw member. Each of the first and second jaw members includes a sealing plate. One or both of the first and second jaw members is movable from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second position wherein the sealing plates cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. One or more longitudinal-firing optical fibers are associated with either one or both of the first and second outer housings. One or more transverse-firing optical fibers are associated with either one or both of the first and second jaw members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventor: JEFFREY L. JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20160081876
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of treatment by delivering nitric oxide at a pressure greater than 1 atmosphere (atm) to a subject in need thereof. Thus, the present invention provides an improved method of treating the skin surface of a subject, and below the skin surface of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Frank J. McCaney, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Christopher C. Miller, Daniel Packert, Gerhild Packert, Alex Stenzler
  • 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: 9277645
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board includes the initial steps of providing a first layer stack and providing a second layer stack. The first layer stack includes a first electrically-insulating layer. The first electrically-insulating layer includes a first surface and one or more electrically-conductive traces disposed on the first surface. The second layer stack includes a second electrically-insulating layer and a first electrically-conductive layer. The second electrically-insulating layer includes a first surface and an opposite second surface. The first electrically-conductive layer is disposed on the first surface of the second electrically-insulating layer. The second layer stack further includes a cut-out area defining a void that extends therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Wayne L. Moul, Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E. M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20160055359
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) network is presented including a plurality of medical devices each including an RFID transponder and a single RFID transponder emulator configured to emulate functionality of each of the RFID transponders of the plurality of medical devices. The RFID network further includes a plurality of RFID interrogation devices configured to operatively communicate with the single RFID transponder emulator. The single RFID transponder emulator is used for development, testing, evaluation, and validation of each of the plurality of RFID interrogation devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: JEFFREY L. JENSEN, WILLIAM GARY PATERSON, ERICH M. VELANDIA, PAUL E. OURADA
  • Patent number: 9259268
    Abstract: An end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members movable from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to at least one subsequent position wherein the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. Each of the jaw members includes a microwave antenna assembly and a shielding member including a metallic plate coupled to ground and a dielectric material. The end effector assembly also includes a splitter configured to receive an active signal from a source of microwave energy and split the active signal into a first signal transmitted to the microwave antenna assembly in one of the jaw members and a second signal transmitted in the microwave antenna assembly in the other jaw member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E. M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Wayne L. Moul
  • 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