Patents by Inventor John Gillespie, Jr.

John Gillespie, Jr. 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: 20210128197
    Abstract: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and comprises an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be used to create a passageway to an anatomical structure, such as the patient's bladder. The delivery device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to deliver the pressure-attenuating device to the anatomical structure. The removal device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to view the bladder and/or to capture, to deflate and to remove the pressure-attenuating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, Ryan J. Cahill, Peter Dayton, John Gillespie, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210068293
    Abstract: A method for maintaining continuity of a network signal path extending along a backplane includes providing a bypass signal circuit compatible with the network signal path and being electrically connected in series with the first and second portions of the network signal path. The bypass signal circuit includes a normally open circuit portion and an electrical contact movable with respect to the bypass signal circuit. An electrical contact is mechanically moved out of contact with the bypass signal circuit and moved mechanically into contact with the bypass signal circuit in response to the function module being detached from or attached to the function module electrical connector and not in response to an electrical control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Michael Frye, Brian John Gillespie, JR., Christopher Michael Brink
  • Patent number: 10842039
    Abstract: A backplane or backplane module for transmitting data along a signal path of a network to one or more functional modules attached to the signal path includes a printed circuit board, a functional module electrical connector attached to the printed circuit board, and a mechanically actuated bypass circuit assembly that maintains signal continuity along the signal path when a function module is not attached to the function module electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Michael Frye, Brian John Gillespie, Jr., Christopher Michael Brink
  • Publication number: 20200344906
    Abstract: A backplane or backplane module for transmitting data along a signal path of a network to one or more functional modules attached to the signal path includes a printed circuit board, a functional module electrical connector attached to the printed circuit board, and a mechanically actuated bypass circuit assembly that maintains signal continuity along the signal path when a function module is not attached to the function module electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Michael Frye, Brian John Gillespie, JR., Christopher Michael Brink
  • Patent number: 10799268
    Abstract: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and comprises an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be used to create a passageway to an anatomical structure, such as the patient's bladder. The delivery device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to deliver the pressure-attenuating device to the anatomical structure. The removal device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to view the bladder and/or to capture, to deflate and to remove the pressure-attenuating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SOLACE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, Ryan J. Cahill, Peter Dayton, John Gillespie, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200253636
    Abstract: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and comprises an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be used to create a passageway to an anatomical structure, such as the patient's bladder. The delivery device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to deliver the pressure-attenuating device to the anatomical structure. The removal device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to view the bladder and/or to capture, to deflate and to remove the pressure-attenuating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, Ryan J. Cahill, Peter Dayton, John Gillespie, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200163543
    Abstract: An implant delivery system can be configured to deliver an inflatable implant into a bladder via a urethra. The delivery system can comprise an elongate tubular body, an inflation tube and an implant decoupler. The tubular body can comprise a central lumen configured to hold an inflatable implant in an initial un-inflated state for delivery of the implant into the bladder. A method of use can include passing a distal tip of the elongate tubular body into the bladder. The implant can be inflated and released into the bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ernest George Schutt, Kevin G. Connors, John Gillespie, JR., Peter Dayton
  • Patent number: 10543071
    Abstract: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and can include one or more of an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be used to create a passageway to an anatomical structure, such as the patient's bladder. The delivery device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to deliver the pressure-attenuating device to the anatomical structure. The removal device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to view the bladder and/or to capture, to deflate and to remove the pressure-attenuating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SOLACE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Cahill, Scott Duncan, Kevin G. Connors, William Gruber, John Gillespie, Jr., Sheila Caira
  • Patent number: 10531894
    Abstract: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and comprises an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be used to create a passageway to an anatomical structure, such as the patient's bladder. The delivery device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to deliver the pressure-attenuating device to the anatomical structure. The removal device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to view the bladder and/or to capture, to deflate and to remove the pressure-attenuating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Solace Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, Ryan J. Cahill, Peter Dayton, John Gillespie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10383510
    Abstract: An implant delivery system can be configured to deliver an inflatable implant into a bladder via a urethra. The delivery system can comprise an elongate tubular body, an inflation tube and an implant decoupler. The tubular body can comprise a central lumen configured to hold an inflatable implant in an initial un-inflated state for delivery of the implant into the bladder. A method of use can include passing a distal tip of the elongate tubular body into the bladder. The implant can be inflated and released into the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SOLACE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ernest G. Schutt, Kevin G. Connors, John Gillespie, Jr., Peter Dayton
  • Publication number: 20180228512
    Abstract: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and comprises an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be used to create a passageway to an anatomical structure, such as the patient's bladder. The delivery device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to deliver the pressure-attenuating device to the anatomical structure. The removal device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to view the bladder and/or to capture, to deflate and to remove the pressure-attenuating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, Ryan J. Cahill, Peter Dayton, John Gillespie, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180193057
    Abstract: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and comprises an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be used to create a passageway to an anatomical structure, such as the patient's bladder. The delivery device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to deliver the pressure-attenuating device to the anatomical structure. The removal device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to view the bladder and/or to capture, to deflate and to remove the pressure-attenuating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, Ryan J. Cahill, Peter Dayton, John Gillespie, JR.
  • Patent number: 9937289
    Abstract: A method of delivering a medical fluid to a patient includes enabling the attachment of an infusion pump housing to an external support, enabling the viewing of information right-side-up on a display screen of the infusion pump housing, enabling the rotation of the display screen approximately 90 degrees about an axis extending perpendicularly from the display screen, automatically reorienting the information on the display screen so that the information remains right-side-up after rotation, enabling the viewing of the information right-side-up on the display screen after rotation, and enabling the delivery of a flowable material to the patient through an infusion line attached to the infusion pump housing before and after rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: John Gillespie, Jr., Ralph H. LaBedz, Michael Kenneth Platt, Ronald H. Spang, Jr., James Frei Berrill, Matthew Stephen Vogel, Michelle Kowalski Greaney
  • Patent number: 9498195
    Abstract: An implant for use in a human or animal body can include a flexible housing with an outer wall and having a chamber therein. The implant can have at least one high vapor pressure medium within the chamber. The at least one high vapor pressure medium can have a combined vapor pressure equal to or greater than about the average value of the hydrostatic pressure of the implantation site plus the skin tension of the housing minus the gas tension of the dissolved gasses present at the implantation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: AttenueX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest G. Schutt, Kevin G. Connors, John Gillespie, Jr., Peter Dayton
  • Publication number: 20150216644
    Abstract: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and can include one or more of an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be used to create a passageway to an anatomical structure, such as the patient's bladder. The delivery device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to deliver the pressure-attenuating device to the anatomical structure. The removal device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to view the bladder and/or to capture, to deflate and to remove the pressure-attenuating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: ATTENUX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Cahill, Scott Duncan, Kevin G. Connors, William Gruber, John Gillespie, JR., Sheila Caira
  • Patent number: 9044209
    Abstract: An inflated implant within an anatomical structure, such as the bladder, may require removal. A method of removing an inflated implant from an anatomical structure can include any of a number of different steps. A removal device can be placed within the anatomical structure. The implant is located within the anatomical structure. After it is located, the implant can be engaged by arms of the removal device. A portion of a surface of the implant can be compromised such that an inflation substance within the implant can escape. The inflation substance can be removed out of the implant through a deflation tube in at least one of the arms used to engage the implant. The implant can then be removed from the anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: AttenueX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Dayton, John Gillespie, Jr., Kevin G. Connors
  • Patent number: 8992412
    Abstract: Method and system for treating a patient using an inflatable device. A removal device may be used to remove the inflatable device from the body. The removal device can have at least one manually-actuatable member and at least two opposing jaws at a distal end. At least one of the at least two jaws can be movable by actuation of the at least one manually-actuatable member. At least one of the at least two jaws can have a puncturing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: AttenueX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Cahill, John Gillespie, Jr., Peter Dayton, Kevin G. Connors
  • Publication number: 20150073378
    Abstract: A method of delivering a medical fluid to a patient includes enabling the attachment of an infusion pump housing to an external support, enabling the viewing of information right-side-up on a display screen of the infusion pump housing, enabling the rotation of the display screen approximately 90 degrees about an axis extending perpendicularly from the display screen, automatically reorienting the information on the display screen so that the information remains right-side-up after rotation, enabling the viewing of the information right-side-up on the display screen after rotation, and enabling the delivery of a flowable material to the patient through an infusion line attached to the infusion pump housing before and after rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: John Gillespie, JR., Ralph H. LaBedz, Michael Kenneth Platt, Ronald H. Spang, JR., James Frei Berrill, Matthew Stephen Vogel, Michelle Kowalski Greaney
  • Patent number: 8894563
    Abstract: Method and system for treating a patient using a compressible, pressure-attenuating device. According to one embodiment, the system is used to treat urinary tract disorders and comprises an access device, a delivery device, a pressure-attenuating device, and a removal device. The access device may be used to create a passageway to an anatomical structure, such as the patient's bladder. The delivery device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to deliver the pressure-attenuating device to the anatomical structure. The removal device may be inserted through the passageway created by the access device and may be used to view the bladder and/or to capture, to deflate and to remove the pressure-attenuating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: AttenueX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, Ryan J. Cahill, Peter Dayton, John Gillespie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8888738
    Abstract: An infusion pump including a drive mechanism; an assembly operable with the drive mechanism, the assembly configured to deliver a flowable material to a patient; a mountable housing holding the drive mechanism and configured at its front side to receive the assembly and at its backside to mount in either a first orientation or a second orientation to an external support, wherein the housing supports the drive mechanism and the assembly in each of the orientations; a controller operably connected to the housing; and a display operably connected to the controller and supported by the front side of the housing, the display configured to be rotatably responsive so that information displayed by the display is oriented right-side-up regardless of whether the assembly is in the first orientation or the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: John Gillespie, Jr., Ralph H. LaBedz, Michael Kenneth Platt, Ronald H. Spang, Jr., James Frei Berrill, Matthew Stephen Vogel, Michelle Kowalski Greaney