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).

  • 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: 20150317899
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for controlling the usage of devices with embedded RFID tags. An exemplary method may include connecting the device to an energy source and reading data from a memory device incorporated in the device, wherein the data may include a unique identifier (UID), a usage value, an activation value, a reprocessing value, and/or a sterilization indicator. The method may further include incrementing the usage value when the device is connected to the energy source, and incrementing the activation value when the device is activated permitting energy to flow from the energy source to an energy consuming component of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: PATRICK L. DUMBAULD, JEFFREY L. JENSEN, SCOTT E.M. FRUSHOUR, WILLIAM G. PATERSON, PAUL E. OURADA, ROBERT M. SHARP, ERICH M. VELANDIA
  • Patent number: 9167683
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a first layer stack and a second layer stack coupled to the first layer stack. The first layer stack includes a first electrically-insulating layer, a first electrically-conductive layer, and a cut-out area defining a void that extends therethrough. The first 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 first electrically-insulating layer. The second layer stack includes a second electrically-insulating layer. The second electrically-insulating layer includes a first surface and an opposite second surface. One or more electrically-conductive traces are disposed on the first surface of the second electrically-insulating layer. The printed circuit board further includes a device at least partially disposed within the cut-out area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Wayne L. Moul, Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E. M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20150223887
    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: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: ROBERT J. BEHNKE, II, MANI N. PRAKASH, JEFFREY L. JENSEN, FRANCESCA ROSSETTO, JOSEPH D. BRANNAN
  • Patent number: 9106270
    Abstract: An electric-field capacitive coupler module includes a first processing unit, a first communication interface coupled to the first processing unit, a second communication interface, and an electric-field capacitive coupler that defines an isolation barrier. The electric-field capacitive coupler apparatus is coupled between the first communication interface and the second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Lewis Puterbaugh, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9095359
    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: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Mani N. Prakash, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Francesca Rossetto, Joseph D. Brannan
  • Patent number: 9039692
    Abstract: A medical device includes a handle assembly and a probe-and-amplifier assembly. The handle assembly includes a handle body defining a chamber therein. The probe-and-amplifier assembly includes a probe and a microwave amplifier unit. The probe extends distally from the distal end of the handle assembly. The microwave amplifier unit is disposed within the chamber. The microwave amplifier unit and the probe are mechanically coupled to one another to form a unitary body. The probe-and-amplifier assembly is selectively removable from the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Patent number: 9039693
    Abstract: A system includes a microwave signal generator and a medical device. The medical device includes a handle assembly, a microwave-signal-amplifying module, and a probe. The microwave-signal-amplifying module includes a microwave amplifier unit. The microwave amplifier unit is adapted to amplify a high-frequency input signal to generate a high-frequency output signal. The microwave amplifier unit is disposed within the handle assembly. The probe extends distally from the distal end of the handle assembly and is operably coupled to an output of the microwave-signal-amplifying module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Patent number: 9033970
    Abstract: A method of directing energy to tissue includes the steps of providing a handheld device including an energy applicator and a handle assembly configured to support the energy applicator at a distal end thereof, and transmitting energy from an output of a microwave amplifier unit disposed within the handle assembly through the energy applicator to tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20150131246
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a first layer stack and a second layer stack coupled to the first layer stack. The first layer stack includes a first electrically-insulating layer, a first electrically-conductive layer, and a cut-out area defining a void that extends therethrough. The first 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 first electrically-insulating layer. The second layer stack includes a second electrically-insulating layer. The second electrically-insulating layer includes a first surface and an opposite second surface. One or more electrically-conductive traces are disposed on the first surface of the second electrically-insulating layer. The printed circuit board further includes a device at least partially disposed within the cut-out area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: WAYNE L. MOUL, ROBERT J. BEHNKE, II, SCOTT E.M. FRUSHOUR, JEFFREY L. JENSEN
  • Patent number: 9028473
    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: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Mani N. Prakash, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Francesca Rossetto, Joseph D. Brannan
  • Patent number: 9023025
    Abstract: A medical device includes a handle assembly including a distal end, a probe extending distally from the distal end of the handle assembly, and a microwave amplifier unit disposed within the handle assembly. The microwave amplifier unit is adapted to amplify a high-frequency input signal to generate a high-frequency output signal to be transmitted to the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20150088122
    Abstract: A surgical system includes an end effector assembly, a motor assembly, an energy source, and a controller. The controller activates the motor assembly, once it is determined that tissue is present between jaw members of the end effector assembly, to move the jaw members from a spaced-apart position to an approximated position to grasp tissue. The controller further activates the energy source, once tissue is grasped between the jaw members, to supply energy to the jaw members to seal tissue grasped between the jaw members. The controller further activates the motor assembly, once it is determined that tissue sealing is complete, to move the jaw members from the approximated position to the spaced-apart position to release sealed tissue. The system may further be configured to cut tissue once it is determined that tissue sealing is complete but before moving the jaw members to the spaced-apart position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: JEFFREY L. JENSEN
  • Patent number: 8946562
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a first layer stack and a second layer stack coupled to the first layer stack. The first layer stack includes a first electrically-insulating layer, a first electrically-conductive layer, and a cut-out area defining a void that extends therethrough. The first 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 first electrically-insulating layer. The second layer stack includes a second electrically-insulating layer. The second electrically-insulating layer includes a first surface and an opposite second surface. One or more electrically-conductive traces are disposed on the first surface of the second electrically-insulating layer. The printed circuit board further includes a device at least partially disposed within the cut-out area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Wayne L. Moul, Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E. M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Patent number: 8766104
    Abstract: A multi-layer printed circuit board includes a first layer stack and a second layer stack coupled to the first layer stack. The first layer stack includes a first electrically-insulating layer, a second electrically-insulating layer, and a first electrically-conductive layer disposed between the first and second electrically-insulating layers. The second layer includes a third electrically-insulating layer and a second electrically-conductive layer. The first layer stack and/or the second layer stack include a cut-out area defining a void that extends therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Wayne L. Moul, Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E. M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Patent number: 8745846
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a medical device includes the initial steps of providing a handle assembly and providing a microwave-signal-amplifying module. The handle assembly includes a handle body defining a chamber therein. The handle body is configured to support an energy applicator at the distal end thereof. The microwave-signal-amplifying module includes a microwave amplifier unit adapted to amplify a high-frequency input signal to generate a high-frequency output signal. The microwave-signal-amplifying module includes one or more connector portions including one or more electrical connectors adapted to be removeably coupleable to one or more electrical conductors associated with the handle body. The method also includes the step of positioning the microwave-signal-amplifying module into the chamber to bring the one or more electrical connectors of the one or more connector portions into electrical engagement with one or more electrical connectors associated with the handle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20140094120
    Abstract: An electric-field capacitive coupler module includes a first processing unit, a first communication interface coupled to the first processing unit, a second communication interface, and an electric-field capacitive coupler that defines an isolation barrier. The electric-field capacitive coupler apparatus is coupled between the first communication interface and the second communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: LEWIS PUTERBAUGH, JEFFREY L. JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20140002056
    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: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: WAYNE L. MOUL, ROBERT J. BEHNKE, II, SCOTT E.M. FRUSHOUR, JEFFREY L. JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20130180104
    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: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: WAYNE L. MOUL, ROBERT J. BEHNKE, II, SCOTT E.M. FRUSHOUR, JEFFREY L. JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20130180762
    Abstract: A multi-layer printed circuit board includes a first layer stack and a second layer stack coupled to the first layer stack. The first layer stack includes a first electrically-insulating layer, a second electrically-insulating layer, and a first electrically-conductive layer disposed between the first and second electrically-insulating layers. The second layer includes a third electrically-insulating layer and a second electrically-conductive layer. The first layer stack and/or the second layer stack include a cut-out area defining a void that extends therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Wayne L. Moul, Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E.M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen