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: 20130180105
    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: 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: 20130144284
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for an end effector assembly for microwave forceps. The 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: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Scott E.M. Frushour, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20130067725
    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: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vivant Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E.M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20130072922
    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: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vivant Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20130072921
    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: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vivant Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20130072920
    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: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vivant Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • Publication number: 20130072923
    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: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Vivant Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, Wayne L. Moul
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8353905
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The electrosurgical system includes an electro surgical instrument configured to generate a first and second data streams and a transmission circuit configured to convert the first and second data streams into a pulsed transmission signal. The first signal property of the transmission signal is representative of the first data stream and the second signal property of the transmission signal is representative of the second data stream. The transmission circuit is further configured to process the transmission signal to decode the first signal property into the first data stream and the second signal property into the second data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, Mark B. Savage
  • Publication number: 20120253342
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The electrosurgical system includes an electro surgical instrument configured to generate a first and second data streams and a transmission circuit configured to convert the first and second data streams into a pulsed transmission signal. The first signal property of the transmission signal is representative of the first data stream and the second signal property of the transmission signal is representative of the second data stream. The transmission circuit is further configured to process the transmission signal to decode the first signal property into the first data stream and the second signal property into the second data stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: JEFFREY L. JENSEN, MARK B. SAVAGE
  • Patent number: 8216220
    Abstract: An electrosurgical system is disclosed. The electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical instrument configured to generate a first and second data streams and a transmission circuit configured to convert the first and second data streams into a pulsed transmission signal. The first signal property of the transmission signal is representative of the first data stream and the second signal property of the transmission signal is representative of the second data stream. The transmission circuit is further configured to process the transmission signal to decode the first signal property into the first data stream and the second signal property into the second data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, Mark B. Savage
  • Patent number: 8153557
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one aromatic compound and at least one lactate ester compound is provided. Optionally, said composition can further comprise Cloquintocet-mexyl. Optionally, said composition can further comprise at least one emulsifier. Optionally, said composition can further comprise at least one herbicide. Processes comprising mixing such components are provided. Processes for controlling weeds or grasses or both with such compositions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, Derek J. Hopkins, Mark R. Linton
  • Publication number: 20120058899
    Abstract: Crystal growth of cloquintocet mexyl hydrate is inhibited by polymeric carboxylate compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, Didier H. Grandcolas, Neil A. Foster
  • 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: 20110071511
    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: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph D. Brannan, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Darion Peterson, Kyle R. Rick
  • Publication number: 20110071512
    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: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Robert J. Behnke, II, Mani N. Prakash, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Francesca Rossetto, Joseph D. Brannan
  • Publication number: 20100262134
    Abstract: A microwave ablation system is disclosed. The system includes a microwave antenna assembly that includes an identification device configured to store an optimal frequency of the microwave antenna assembly. The system also includes a generator configured to couple to the microwave antenna assembly and to output microwave energy at an operational frequency. The generator is further configured to read the optimal frequency from the identification device and to configure the operational frequency to substantially match the optimal frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, Joseph D. Brannan
  • Patent number: 7758529
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include an apparatus for encouraging compliance with a prescribed orthotic treatment, including an orthotic device applied to a limb of a user, a strap coupled to the orthotic device, the strap having two ends and configured to wrap around the orthotic device at an attachment area, where a length along the strap is smaller than a maximum circumference of the limb distal to the attachment area, and a locking mechanism to lock the strap onto itself. Other embodiments of the present invention include a system for off-weighting a user's foot, including a hardenable cast; a rigid outer boot having a footbed, a first side strut with a first strap aperture, a second side strut with a second strap aperture, and a strap extending through the first strap aperture and the second strap aperture and operable to tighten around the hardenable cast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Medefficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, Brian D. Gillin, John V. Atanasoff, II, Thomas E. Gage
  • Publication number: 20090111695
    Abstract: This invention relates to formulations of fluoroxypyr meptyl ester with C4-C8 esters of triclopyr, 2,4-D or MCPA that are free of aromatic hydrocarbon solvents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jensen, Gary L. Sampson, Franklin N. Keeney
  • Publication number: 20090069804
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus for supporting an electrosurgical instrument and for connecting the electrosurgical instrument to an electrosurgical energy source is provided. The delivery apparatus includes a selectively positionable housing including a plurality of rigid segments and a joint member interposed between each adjacent rigid member; and a transmission medium extending through at least one of the segments of the housing. The transmission medium is configured to transmit electrosurgical energy between the electrosurgical energy source and the electrosurgical instrument. In use, the housing is movable between a first position wherein an electrosurgical instrument supported on an end of the housing is remote from an operative site and a second position wherein the electrosurgical instrument supported on the end of the housing is proximate to the operative site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Jensen