Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Nelson

Jeffrey Nelson 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: 11058796
    Abstract: A composite comprising: a barrier, said barrier being configured to selectively pass water, and said barrier being degradable in the presence of water; a matrix material for disposition within said barrier, wherein said matrix material has a flowable state and a set state, and wherein said matrix material is degradable in the presence of water; and at least one reinforcing element for disposition within said barrier and integration with said matrix material, wherein said at least one reinforcing element is degradable in the presence of water, and further wherein, upon the degradation of said at least one reinforcing element in the presence of water, provides an agent for modulating the degradation rate of said matrix material in the presence of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: 206 ORTHO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. D'Agostino, Werner Blank, Charles Hegedus, Sandip Agarwal, Elizabeth Nelson, Robert S. Whitehouse
  • Publication number: 20210127559
    Abstract: An agricultural machine includes a seeding system comprising a plurality of planting units, each planting unit configured to meter and deliver seed and a control system configured to obtain a seed planting model that identifies a plurality of seed planting locations on a worksite, identify a machine path on the worksite, identify, based on the machine path, a set of the seed planting locations for each of the planting units, and control each planting unit to deliver seeds to the set of seed planting locations identified for the planting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Cary S. HUBNER, Jeffrey A. NELSON
  • Patent number: 10987219
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a chordal replacement system comprising: a pledget coupled to a first suture length and at least one of a first needle and a first ferrule; a second suture length coupled to the pledget and at least a second needle; and a third suture length coupled to the pledget and at least a third needle; wherein the second and third suture lengths are not monolithic with each other and do not constitute a single suture. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ON-X LIFE TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Ryan Medema, Jeffrey Nelson, Anthony Lioi, Clyde Baker, Fletcher D. Southard, Mark E. Seeley
  • Publication number: 20210068857
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising: (a) a stylet comprising: one or more support rods; (b) a hand piece comprising: one or more housing structures defining a cavity; and one or more actuating mechanisms comprising: one or more levers attached to one or more pivot axes in the hand piece and configured to form one or more slidable joints in communication with the one or more support rods; wherein the one or more levers are configured to be assembled by: being placed into the hand piece along the assembly direction before the stylet so the stylet may be placed into the hand piece over the one or more levers; or being placed into the hand piece along the assembly direction after the stylet so the one or more levers is placed into the hand piece over the stylet and in communication with the stylet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan J. Windgassen, Jeffrey Nelson, Dennis G. Lamser, John Mensch, Zane R. Ward, Timothy Ozell
  • Publication number: 20210050159
    Abstract: An electric double-layer ultracapacitor configured to maintain desired operation at an operating voltage of three volts, where the capacitor includes a housing component, a first and a second current collector, a positive and a negative electrode electrically coupled to one of the first and second current collectors, and a separator positioned between the positive and the negative electrode. At least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode can include a treated carbon material, where the treated carbon material includes a reduction in a number of hydrogen-containing functional groups, nitrogen-containing functional groups and/or oxygen-containing functional groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Priya Bendale, Robert Crawford, Porter Mitchell, Jeffrey Nelson, Doug Schafer, Xiaomei Xi
  • Publication number: 20210045763
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising: a closure assembly including: (a) a latch unit comprising: (A) a hook latch, having a home position, (B) a forward bias constraint, (C) a rearward bias constraint, and (D) a bias member extending between the forward bias constraint and the rearward bias constraint so that the bias member has a pre-load when the hook latch is in the home position; (b) a movement unit including a bar that is movable relative to the latch unit so that the bar is movable in a prescribed motion into contact with the latch unit to create a locked state; and wherein the bar moves into contact with the hook latch driving the hook latch in a first direction, away relative to the home position, and then the hook latch is moved by the bar in a second direction relative to the home position, and a loading of the bias member is increased from the pre-load when the hook latch is moved in either the first direction away from the home position or the second direction away from the home position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Eric J. Boone, Christian J. Fiksen, Zane R. Ward, Hanam Pham, Jeffrey Nelson
  • Publication number: 20210038294
    Abstract: A surgical device that includes a first support member extending along a longitudinal axis; a bladder located on the first support member; a first sealing member located on the bladder; and a second sealing member located on the bladder. The sealing member is located on one side of the longitudinal axis; and the second sealing member is located on another side of the longitudinal axis. The bladder is inflatable, and inflating the bladder changes a position of the first sealing member, the second sealing member, or both relative to the first support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Kester Julian Batchelor, Jeffrey Nelson, Huisun Wang
  • Publication number: 20210022680
    Abstract: An optoacoustic probe for optoacoustic imaging of a volume, the optoacoustic probe having a distal end operable to contact the volume and a proximal end. The optoacoustic probe includes at least one primary light source and an auxiliary light source that is configured to generate auxiliary light carried through an optical window to a volume. A detection device is configured to detect signals generated from the auxiliary light or primary light reflecting from the volume or the optical window. A microcontroller including one or more processors is also provided, that receives the signals generated from the auxiliary light reflecting from the volume from the detection device, determines contact between the volume and the optoacoustic probe based on the auxiliary light reflecting from the volume, and prevents the at least one primary light source from generating light until the optoacoustic probe is contacting the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Seno Medical Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nelson Harris, Tam Thien Do, Xavier Rey Saenz, Lisa Michelle Richards Cook
  • Patent number: 10864005
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising: (a) a stylet comprising: one or more support rods; (b) a hand piece comprising: one or more housing structures defining a cavity; and one or more actuating mechanisms comprising: one or more levers attached to one or more pivot axes in the hand piece and configured to form one or more slidable joints in communication with the one or more support rods; wherein the one or more levers are configured to be assembled by: being placed into the hand piece along the assembly direction before the stylet so the stylet may be placed into the hand piece over the one or more levers; or being placed into the hand piece along the assembly direction after the stylet so the one or more levers is placed into the hand piece over the stylet and in communication with the stylet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Windgassen, Jeffrey Nelson, Dennis G. Lamser, John R. Mensch, Zane R. Ward, Timothy Ozell
  • Patent number: 10842552
    Abstract: A surgical device that includes a first support member extending along a longitudinal axis; a bladder located on the first support member; a first sealing member located on the bladder; and a second sealing member located on the bladder. The sealing member is located on one side of the longitudinal axis; and the second sealing member is located on another side of the longitudinal axis. The bladder is inflatable, and inflating the bladder changes a position of the first sealing member, the second sealing member, or both relative to the first support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Jeffrey Nelson, Huisun Wang
  • Publication number: 20200322703
    Abstract: A method for execution by a monitoring data analysis system includes receiving a plurality of measurement data from the gateway device, each indicating a measurement generated by one of a plurality of multi-sensor units. A set of measurement entries are generated based on the plurality of measurement data, and the set of measurement entries are added to a measurement database. A custom function definition for a custom function is received from a client device based on user input to a graphical user interface. Custom function output is generated by performing the custom function on a filtered subset of the plurality of measurement entries by utilizing the custom function definition. The custom function output is transmitted to the client device for display via the graphical user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: InfiSense, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Ethan Bures, Mark Chellman D'Antonio, Gary Jerome Epstein, Brian Douglas McCowan, Jeffrey Nelson Perkins, Isaac Kolbin Wainstein
  • Publication number: 20200305957
    Abstract: Medical devices including a housing, an actuator, a body having a passageway extending through the body, a drive shaft extending through the passageway, and a clip coupled to the body and the drive shaft to fix the body relative to the drive shaft. The medical device further including features to couple the clip to at least one of the body and/or the drive shaft such that back out of the clip is inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: William E. Butler, Jeffrey Nelson
  • Patent number: 10763051
    Abstract: An electric double-layer ultracapacitor configured to maintain desired operation at an operating voltage of three volts, where the capacitor includes a housing component, a first and a second current collector, a positive and a negative electrode electrically coupled to one of the first and second current collectors, and a separator positioned between the positive and the negative electrode. At least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode can include a treated carbon material, where the treated carbon material includes a reduction in a number of hydrogen-containing functional groups, nitrogen-containing functional groups and/or oxygen-containing functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Priya Bendale, Robert Crawford, Porter Mitchell, Jeffrey Nelson, Doug Schafer, Xiaomei Xi
  • Publication number: 20190383485
    Abstract: A gas flare for burning waste gas comprises a stack with an upper chimney space, a lower combustion chamber, and a burner having one or more flame outlets positioned in the combustion chamber. A primary combustion air intake of the burner is in fluid communication with an ambient air intake to source primary combustion air therefrom. An airflow control device resides in a position operable to regulate secondary air flow from the ambient air intake to the flame outlet of the burner without obstructing the primary combustion air intake of said burner. The stack features a double hull design to preheat the ambient air as it travels to the burner, and a liquid containment/vaporization chamber is installed below the burner in heat exchange relationship with the preheated airflow path to the burner, whereby the chamber is warmed by the pre-heated combustion air and radiant heat from the combustion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Justin Bouchard, Jeffrey Nelson
  • Publication number: 20190362908
    Abstract: An electric double-layer ultracapacitor configured to maintain desired operation at an operating voltage of three volts, where the capacitor includes a housing component, a first and a second current collector, a positive and a negative electrode electrically coupled to one of the first and second current collectors, and a separator positioned between the positive and the negative electrode. At least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode can include a treated carbon material, where the treated carbon material includes a reduction in a number of hydrogen-containing functional groups, nitrogen-containing functional groups and/or oxygen-containing functional groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Priya Bendale, Robert Crawford, Porter Mitchell, Jeffrey Nelson, Doug Schafer, Xiaomei Xi
  • Patent number: 10327794
    Abstract: A forceps comprising: (a) a stylet having a hollow tube having a proximal end region and a longitudinal axis; one or more assemblies that are extendable through the hollow tube, the one or more assemblies comprising: one or more support rods and one or more functional attachments; (b) a hand piece comprising: one or more housing structures defining a cavity; one or more actuating mechanisms comprising: a bearing fitting; a shuttle in communication with the bearing fitting constrained by a plurality of guide ridges; a socket housed by the shuttle; and one or more levers in communication with stylet so that movement of the one or more levers causes movement of the hollow tube and movement of the one or more assemblies; and wherein the movement of the hollow tube and the movement of the one or more assemblies are relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Windgassen, Jeffrey Nelson, Dennis G. Lamser, John R. Mensch, Zane R. Ward, Timothy Ozell
  • Publication number: 20190151010
    Abstract: A surgical device that includes a first support member extending along a longitudinal axis; a bladder located on the first support member; a first sealing member located on the bladder; and a second sealing member located on the bladder. The sealing member is located on one side of the longitudinal axis; and the second sealing member is located on another side of the longitudinal axis. The bladder is inflatable, and inflating the bladder changes a position of the first sealing member, the second sealing member, or both relative to the first support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Jeffrey Nelson, Huisun Wang
  • Patent number: 10278330
    Abstract: A combine has a feeder house extending forward from the front of the combine, with the front of the feeder house defining a rectangular frame for supporting a harvesting head. A gauge wheel arrangement is supported on the rectangular frame and in turn supports the harvesting head. The gauge wheel arrangement includes a center frame that abuts the rectangular frame and pivots with respect to it. A left side frame with gauge wheels is hinged to the center frame. A right side frame with gauge wheels is hinged to the center frame. The center, left, and right frames can support the harvesting head and permit the harvesting head to pivot with respect to the feeder house, as well as supporting a part of the weight of the harvesting head on the gauge wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Dennis P. Silver, Jeffrey A. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20190105157
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a chordal replacement system comprising: a pledget coupled to a first suture length and at least one of a first needle and a first ferrule; a second suture length coupled to the pledget and at least a second needle; and a third suture length coupled to the pledget and at least a third needle; wherein the second and third suture lengths are not monolithic with each other and do not constitute a single suture. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan Medema, Jeffrey Nelson, Anthony Lioi, Clyde Baker, Fletcher D. Southard, Mark E. Seeley
  • Patent number: 10249448
    Abstract: An electric double-layer ultracapacitor configured to maintain desired operation at an operating voltage of three volts, where the capacitor includes a housing component, a first and a second current collector, a positive and a negative electrode electrically coupled to one of the first and second current collectors, and a separator positioned between the positive and the negative electrode. At least one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode can include a treated carbon material, where the treated carbon material includes a reduction in a number of hydrogen-containing functional groups, nitrogen-containing functional groups and/or oxygen-containing functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Priya Bendale, Robert Crawford, Porter Mitchell, Jeffrey Nelson, Doug Schafer, Xiaomei Xi