Patents by Inventor Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon 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: 20190344010
    Abstract: A rotary pump for a fluid metering system is provided. The rotary pump reciprocates, and is reversed by a signal from a limit switch that is deflected by an actuator arm on a rotating sleeve of the pump system. The rotary pump includes a plunger and optional stopper formed from a two-shot molding process, and including seals overmolded onto the head of the plunger and the head of the optional stopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Alessandro E. Pizzochero, Richard Gyory, Kenneth Focht, Justin Fisk, Joe Gordon, Matthew Perry, Ajit D'Souza, Chris Petroff
  • Publication number: 20190153623
    Abstract: A portable, hand-held electrospinning or electrospraying apparatus and system, method, and portions thereof, comprised of a durable portion of the hand-held apparatus and a consumable portion of the hand-held apparatus. The consumable portion of the hand-held apparatus, which may contain the solution to be output in electrospin or electrospray fashion, may be replaced in whole or in part to provide additional or alternative solution. A base station may be provided, and can output high voltage and communication signals to the hand-held apparatus to enable the electrospin or electrospray operation by the hand-held apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokatsu Sugawara, Shinji Kodama, Michael Edward Philip Russell, Carl Gordon Hewett, Joe Antony Williams
  • Patent number: 10132308
    Abstract: Metering systems and methods are disclosed. A metering system is part of a larger fluidics sub-system that includes a flexible reservoir for storing insulin and a cannula assembly for delivering the insulin into sub-cutaneous tissue. The metering system draws a small dose of fluid from the reservoir and then pushes it down the cannula line and into the patient. The fluid dose is small relative to the reservoir volume, such that many pump strokes are required to completely empty the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Focht, Justin Fisk, Joe Gordon, Matthew Perry, Ajit D'Souza, Chris Petroff
  • Publication number: 20180263481
    Abstract: A device may be configured for white balancing a medical videoscopic camera system prior to videoscopic medical procedures, as well as optionally simultaneously or non-simultaneously applying a fog-prohibiting agent to the distal lens of a medical videoscope such as an endoscope or laparoscope. The device combines a white balancing mechanism, protective mechanism, and defogging mechanism in one simple easy to use device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Muratori, Bill Kane, David Fink, Joe Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Paul Bertram, Paul Puniello
  • Publication number: 20170184091
    Abstract: Metering systems and methods are disclosed. A metering system is part of a larger fluidics sub-system that includes a flexible reservoir for storing insulin and a cannula assembly for delivering the insulin into sub-cutaneous tissue. The metering system draws a small dose of fluid from the reservoir and then pushes it down the cannula line and into the patient. The fluid dose is small relative to the reservoir volume, such that many pump strokes are required to completely empty the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Focht, Justin Fisk, Joe Gordon, Matthew Perry, Ajit D'Souza, Chris Petroff
  • Patent number: 9078987
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having a port, the port adapted to be positioned in operable communication with an artificial airway of a patient. The assembly also includes a proximal plate including a first port and a second port and, when the distal plate is positioned against the proximal plate in a stacked configuration, each plate is configured to move relative to the other. There is a clutch positioned between the plates, the clutch cooperating with both plates to substantially prevent movement of the plates when the port of the distal plate is positioned in an alignment with at least one port of the proximal plate and an object is positioned through the aligned ports of the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, David Zitnick
  • Patent number: 8845617
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having one port and cuff and an axially aligned proximal plate including a first port and first cuff and a second port and second cuff. The distal plate is configured to move relative to the proximal plate. The respiratory access assembly includes an actuator, which has a plurality of predetermined positions. The actuator can lock the plates together such that the distal port is aligned with either port of the proximal plate or so that the distal port is not aligned with either port of the proximal plate. A method of using a respiratory access assembly is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, Dave Zitnick
  • Publication number: 20130160770
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having a port, the port adapted to be positioned in operable communication with an artificial airway of a patient. The assembly also includes a proximal plate including a first port and a second port and, when the distal plate is positioned against the proximal plate in a stacked configuration, each plate is configured to move relative to the other. There is a clutch positioned between the plates, the clutch cooperating with both plates to substantially prevent movement of the plates when the port of the distal plate is positioned in an alignment with at least one port of the proximal plate and an object is positioned through the aligned ports of the plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, David Zitnick
  • Patent number: 8307829
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a movable manifold and a closed suction catheter assembly with a shuttle movable by actuator between the manifold and the closed suction catheter assembly. The assembly includes a flap positioned adjacent the shuttle and the closed suction catheter assembly which is moveable between an open position which permits passage of a suction catheter therethrough and a closed position, which prevents a passage of a suction catheter. The respiratory access assembly permits operable communication with the artificial airway to permit suctioning when in an un-locked position, and prevents the entrance of a suction catheter when in the locked position. A method for using a respiratory access assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Stephen Gianelis, Joe Gordon
  • Patent number: 8256422
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having a port, which is adapted to be positioned in operable communication with an artificial airway of a patient. The assembly includes a distal plate having a port and a proximal plate which has a first port and a second port. The distal plate is positioned against the proximal plate in a stacked configuration, and each plate is configured to move relative to the other. The assembly has an actuator which is positioned adjacent to at least one plate. The actuator cooperates with both plates to substantially prevent movement of the plates when the port of the distal plate is positioned in an alignment with at least one port of the proximal plate and an object, such as a suction catheter, is positioned through the aligned ports of the plates. The actuator cooperates with at least one plate to permit movement of at least one plate when (a) no object is positioned through aligned ports, and (b) when no ports are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, David Zitnick
  • Patent number: 8215306
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly inctudes a distal pJate having one port and cuff and an axially aligned proximal plate including a first port and first cuff and a second port and second cuff. The distal plate is configured to move relative to the proximal plate. The respiratory access assembly includes an actuator, which has a plurality of predetermined positions. When the actuator is positioned in a movement-enabling position, it permits movement of the plates while simultaneously blocking the first port of the proximal plate. When the actuator is positioned in a first or second locked (open) position, it locks the plates together and aligns the port of the distal plate with the respective first or second port of the proximal plate and un-blocks the first port of the proximal plale so that an object, such as a suction catheter, may be positioned through the aligned ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, Dave Zitnick
  • Patent number: 8205917
    Abstract: There is provided a novel fitting having male and female ends and a tapered internal luer-type seal. The male fitting end has a periphery upon which is mounted at least one boss. The female fitting end has a slot into which the boss may be inserted. At the bottom of the slot is a stop to limit the insertion depth of the boss. The male and female ends may then be rotated relative to each other to move the boss into a window on the female end. The window has a frame and the upper frame is angled slightly, corresponding to the boss, which serves to draw the male end farther in to the female end. The window has a side frame that stops the rotational movement of the boss. When the movement of the boss is stopped, the male and female tapers are in substantially leak-free contact. There is also provided a closed suction catheter using the novel fitting, such that the catheter may be easily and quickly removed and replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, Dave Zitnick
  • Publication number: 20120152256
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having one port and cuff and an axially aligned proximal plate including a first port and first cuff and a second port and second cuff. The distal plate is configured to move relative to the proximal plate. The respiratory access assembly includes an actuator, which has a plurality of predetermined positions. The actuator can lock the plates together such that the distal port is aligned with either port of the proximal plate or so that the distal port is not aligned with either port of the proximal plate. A method of using a respiratory access assembly is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, Dave Zitnick
  • Publication number: 20100288282
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having a port, which is adapted to be positioned in operable communication with an artificial airway of a patient. The assembly includes a distal plate having a port and a proximal plate which has a first port and a second port. The distal plate is positioned against the proximal plate in a stacked configuration, and each plate is configured to move relative to the other. The assembly has an actuator which is positioned adjacent to at least one plate. The actuator cooperates with both plates to substantially prevent movement of the plates when the port of the distal plate is positioned in an alignment with at least one port of the proximal plate and an object, such as a suction catheter, is positioned through the aligned ports of the plates. The actuator cooperates with at least one plate to permit movement of at least one plate when (a) no object is positioned through aligned ports, and (b) when no ports are aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, David Zitnick
  • Publication number: 20100154799
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a movable manifold and a closed suction catheter assembly with a shuttle movable by actuator between the manifold and the closed suction catheter assembly. The assembly includes a flap positioned adjacent the shuttle and the closed suction catheter assembly which is moveable between an open position which permits passage of a suction catheter therethrough and a closed position, which prevents a passage of a suction catheter. The respiratory access assembly permits operable communication with the artificial airway to permit suctioning when in an un-locked position, and prevents the entrance of a suction catheter when in the locked position. A method for using a respiratory access assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Stephen Gianelis, Joe Gordon
  • Publication number: 20100147312
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having a port, which is adapted to be positioned in operable communication with an artificial airway of a patient. The assembly includes a distal plate having a port and a proximal plate which has a first port and a second port. The distal plate is positioned against the proximal plate in a stacked configuration, and each plate is configured to move relative to the other. The assembly has an actuator which is positioned adjacent to at least one plate. The actuator cooperates with both plates to substantially prevent movement of the plates when the port of the distal plate is positioned in an alignment with at least one port of the proximal plate and an object, such as a suction catheter, is positioned through the aligned ports of the plates. The actuator cooperates with at least one plate to permit movement of at least one plate when (a) no object is positioned through aligned ports, and (b) when no ports are aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen J. Gianelis, David A. Zitnick
  • Publication number: 20100147310
    Abstract: A respiratory access assembly includes a distal plate having one port and cuff and an axially aligned proximal plate including a first port and first cuff and a second port and second cuff. The distal plate is configured to move relative to the proximal plate. The respiratory access assembly includes an actuator, which has a plurality of predetermined positions. When the actuator is positioned in a movement-enabling position, it permits movement of the plates while simultaneously blocking the first port of the proximal plate. When the actuator is positioned in a first locked (open) position, it locks the plates together and aligns the port of the distal plate with the first port of the proximal plate and un-blocks the first port of the proximal plate so that an object, such as a suction catheter, may be positioned through the aligned ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, Dave Zitnick
  • Publication number: 20100147296
    Abstract: There is provided a port sealing cartridge that allows for insertion of a catheter or other medical device into an endotracheal tube and thence the patient's lungs through an available access port. The port sealing cartridge has a primary and a secondary seal or collar that sequentially provide a pressure seal as a medical device is inserted through them and into the system. An optional tethered dust cover may also be used on the proximal end of the port seal cartridge. The port seal cartridge may desirably be fitted with a quick-connection so that it may be easily removed, disposed of and replaced. The port seal may be used for access to a patient's lungs with a bronchoalveolar catheter, bronchoscope or other medical device for treatment or sampling of the respiratory tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: John Brewer, Ilona F. Weart, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, David Zitnick
  • Publication number: 20100147297
    Abstract: There is provided a novel fitting having male and female ends and a tapered internal luer-type seal. The male fitting end has a periphery upon which is mounted at least one boss. The female fitting end has a slot into which the boss may be inserted. At the bottom of the slot is a stop to limit the insertion depth of the boss. The male and female ends may then be rotated relative to each other to move the boss into a window on the female end. The window has a frame and the upper frame is angled slightly, corresponding to the boss, which serves to draw the male end farther in to the female end. The window has a side frame that stops the rotational movement of the boss. When the movement of the boss is stopped, the male and female tapers are in substantially leak-free contact. There is also provided a closed suction catheter using the novel fitting, such that the catheter may be easily and quickly removed and replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: John Brewer, Cassandra E. Morris, Joe Gordon, Stephen Gianelis, Dave Zitnick