Patents by Inventor John Kaufman

John Kaufman 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: 20200390536
    Abstract: A removable blood clot filter includes a number of locator members and anchor members disposed radially and extending angularly downward from a hub. The locator members include a number of linear portions having distinct axes configured to place a tip portion approximately parallel to the walls of a blood vessel when implanted to apply sufficient force to the vessel walls to position the filter near the vessel centerline. The anchor members each include a hook configured to penetrate the vessel wall to prevent longitudinal movement due to blood flow. The hooks may have a cross section sized to allow for a larger radius of curvature under strain so that the filter can be removed without damaging the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Carr, JR., Andrzej J. Chanduszko, John D. McDermott, John A. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10729527
    Abstract: A removable blood clot filter includes a number of locator members and anchor members disposed radially and extending angularly downward from a hub. The locator members include a number of linear portions having distinct axes configured to place a tip portion approximately parallel to the walls of a blood vessel when implanted to apply sufficient force to the vessel walls to position the filter near the vessel centerline. The anchor members each include a hook configured to penetrate the vessel wall to prevent longitudinal movement due to blood flow. The hooks may have a cross section sized to allow for a larger radius of curvature under strain so that the filter can be removed without damaging the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Carr Jr., Andrzej J. Chanduszko, John D. McDermott, John A. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10726026
    Abstract: The innovation relates to systems and/or methodologies for facilitating dynamic sustainability searches. A sustainability search component executes a query, and returns one or more results that satisfy a set of search criteria and a set of sustainability factors. The search criteria can include keywords, such as product types, process types, and additional features related to the keywords, such as price, location, brand, and so forth. The sustainability factors are alternative cost measures for a given process, product, or plant element. The sustainability search component can analyze the returned results, and rank the results based on sustainability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcia Elaine Walker, Philip John Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10466662
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes system and methods for inferring energy usage at multiple levels of granularity. One embodiment describes an industrial automation system including a first industrial automation component, a first sensor coupled to the first industrial automation component, in which the first sensor measures a first amount of power supplied to the first industrial automation component, a second industrial automation component that couples to the first industrial automation component, and an industrial control system that infers energy usage by the first industrial automation component and the second industrial automation component based at least in part on the first amount of power supplied to the first industrial automation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip John Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10223167
    Abstract: Discrete resource tracking systems (and corresponding methodologies) that collect, tag and store resource consumption and usage values associated with industrial environment processes are provided. The specification can track water, air, gas, electricity, or steam consumption and usage view of a discrete (or batch) processes. Emissions and/or effluents associated with processes and sub-processes can also be collected, tagged and stored as desired. These stored resource consumption and usage and/or emissions and/or effluents data elements can be used for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, simulation, planning, forecasting, valuating, optimizing, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip John Kaufman, Marcia Elaine Walker
  • Publication number: 20180243072
    Abstract: A removable blood clot filter includes a number of locator members and anchor members disposed radially and extending angularly downward from a hub. The locator members include a number of linear portions having distinct axes configured to place a tip portion approximately parallel to the walls of a blood vessel when implanted to apply sufficient force to the vessel walls to position the filter near the vessel centerline. The anchor members each include a hook configured to penetrate the vessel wall to prevent longitudinal movement due to blood flow. The hooks may have a cross section sized to allow for a larger radius of curvature under strain so that the filter can be removed without damaging the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Robert M. Carr, Andrzej J. Chanduszko, John D. McDermott, John A. Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20180239764
    Abstract: The innovation relates to systems and/or methodologies for facilitating dynamic sustainability searches. A sustainability search component executes a query, and returns one or more results that satisfy a set of search criteria and a set of sustainability factors. The search criteria can include keywords, such as product types, process types, and additional features related to the keywords, such as price, location, brand, and so forth. The sustainability factors are alternative cost measures for a given process, product, or plant element. The sustainability search component can analyze the returned results, and rank the results based on sustainability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Marcia Elaine Walker, Philip John Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10013666
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can facilitate sustainability monitoring and indicia thereof for a product over the course of the entire lifecycle of the product. In particular, the architecture can acquire a status update associated with a state of the product. Based upon the state, the architecture can determine an impact of that state to a sustainability score associated with the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Marcia Elaine Walker, Philip John Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9872756
    Abstract: A removable blood clot filter includes a number of locator members and anchor members disposed radially and extending angularly downward from a hub. The locator members include a number of linear portions having distinct axes configured to place a tip portion approximately parallel to the walls of a blood vessel when implanted to apply sufficient force to the vessel walls to position the filter near the vessel centerline. The anchor members each include a hook configured to penetrate the vessel wall to prevent longitudinal movement due to blood flow. The hooks may have a cross section sized to allow for a larger radius of curvature under strain so that the filter can be removed without damaging the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Carr, Jr., Andrzej J. Chanduszko, John D. McDermott, John A. Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20180011454
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes system and methods for inferring energy usage at multiple levels of granularity. One embodiment describes an industrial automation system including a first industrial automation component, a first sensor coupled to the first industrial automation component, in which the first sensor measures a first amount of power supplied to the first industrial automation component, a second industrial automation component that couples to the first industrial automation component, and an industrial control system that infers energy usage by the first industrial automation component and the second industrial automation component based at least in part on the first amount of power supplied to the first industrial automation component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventor: Philip John Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9861517
    Abstract: An apparatus which includes a closure member and delivery systems for closing vessels in the body of a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, the closure member is a hemostatic closure member having a cylindrical shape and an expandable volume on contact with fluids. The hemostatic member includes a functional passageway through the length of the member so that it may be mounted over a delivery catheter or wire guide for delivery against a vessel puncture or into another vacuslar environment, such as to fill an aneurysm sac. In another embodiment the closure member is a fallopian tube closure member which is deployed into the fallopian tube over a guide wire to prevent conception. The fallopian tube member includes a loop-shaped frame having barbs, a first layer of material, a binding wire, a second layer of material, and an expandable volume on contact with fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, Cook Biotech Incorporated, Oregon Health Sciences University
    Inventors: Dusan Pavcnik, Martina Bastin Pavcnik, John Kaufman, Joseph F. Obermiller, Rodney W. Bosley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9798343
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for quantifying operating strategy energy usage. One embodiment describes an industrial control system that includes a tangible, non-transitory, computer readable medium storing a plurality of instructions executable by a processor of the industrial control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip John Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9798306
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods that provide an energy usage auto-baseline used for diagnostics and/or prognostics. One embodiment describes a method that includes determining, using an industrial control system, energy usage associated with an industrial automation component over a period of time based at least in part on an operational parameter associated with the industrial automation component, generating, using the industrial control system, an energy usage baseline associated with the industrial automation component based at least in part on the energy usage, in which the energy usage baseline includes an expected energy usage associated with the industrial automation component, and sending, using the industrial control system, a notification to a display of the industrial control system, in which the notification indicates that the industrial automation component is potentially experiencing a fault when the energy usage exceeds the energy usage baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip John Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9785126
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes system and methods for inferring energy usage at multiple levels of granularity. One embodiment describes an industrial automation system including a first industrial automation component, a first sensor coupled to the first industrial automation component, in which the first sensor measures a first amount of power supplied to the first industrial automation component, a second industrial automation component that couples to the first industrial automation component, and an industrial control system that infers energy usage by the first industrial automation component and the second industrial automation component based at least in part on the first amount of power supplied to the first industrial automation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip John Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20170061508
    Abstract: A parking garage system includes a plurality of parking garages. Each parking garage has a plurality of parking sectors and each parking sector has a plurality of parking spaces. A digital system tracks an occupancy level of each parking sector and an anticipated departure time of vehicles parked in each parking space. The digital system further directs vehicles to a particular parking sector based on the driver's anticipated departure time. The digital system also advises potential customers of occupancy level and parking rates and communicates information regarding occupancy level and parking rates to other parking garages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Sourabh Sen, John Kaufman, Atul Sharma, Samuel Haber
  • Publication number: 20170027680
    Abstract: A removable blood clot filter includes a number of locator members and anchor members disposed radially and extending angularly downward from a hub. The locator members include a number of linear portions having distinct axes configured to place a tip portion approximately parallel to the walls of a blood vessel when implanted to apply sufficient force to the vessel walls to position the filter near the vessel centerline. The anchor members each include a hook configured to penetrate the vessel wall to prevent longitudinal movement due to blood flow. The hooks may have a cross section sized to allow for a larger radius of curvature under strain so that the filter can be removed without damaging the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Carr, JR., Andrzej J. Chanduszko, John D. McDermott, John A. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9498318
    Abstract: A removable blood clot filter includes a number of locator members and anchor members disposed radially and extending angularly downward from a hub. The locator members include a number of linear portions having distinct axes configured to place a tip portion approximately parallel to the walls of a blood vessel when implanted and to apply sufficient force to the vessel walls to position the filter near the vessel centerline. The anchor members each include a hook configured to penetrate the vessel wall to prevent longitudinal movement due to blood flow. The hooks may have a cross section sized to allow for a larger radius of curvature under strain so that the filter can be removed without damaging the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Carr, Jr., Andrzej J. Chanduszko, John D. McDermott, John A. Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20160296317
    Abstract: A stent used in reducing a diameter of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) for secondary restriction of flow through a TIPS tract is disclosed. In one example approach, a reducing stent comprises a tube-shaped framework with a tubular material affixed around an outer surface of the framework and extending through the interior of the framework to define a reducing passage in the interior of the framework. In another example approach, a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt system including a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt and a reducing stent mounted within an interior of the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hans Timmermans, John Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20160281807
    Abstract: A system and method for electro-mechanical brake wear adjustment includes an adjustable end plate configured to translate along an axis, a piston configured to translate along the axis relative to the adjustable end plate, a disc pack disposed between the adjustable end plate and the piston, such that movement of the piston toward the adjustable end plate compresses the disc pack against the adjustable end plate, the disc pack including a brake plate facing a brake disc, an actuator operatively coupled to the adjustable end plate and configured to move the adjustable end plate relative to the disc pack along the axis, and a controller operatively coupled to the actuator and configured to effect motion of the adjustable end plate via the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: John Kaufman, Timothy Hinch
  • Patent number: 9414843
    Abstract: Described are devices, methods and systems useful for achieving occlusion of vascular vessels. Percutaneous procedures are used to occlude and obliterate the greater saphenous vein, for example in the treatment of varicose vein condition caused by venous reflux. Certain embodiments encompass the deployment of one or more vascular occlusion devices via a through-and-through percutaneous procedure that leaves the vascular occlusion device or devices in a through-and-through condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, Cook Biotech Incorporated, Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Dusan Pavcnik, John A. Kaufman, Thomas Osborne, Brian Bates, Umesh Patel, Likang Chin, Chad S. McAlexander, Bhavin Shah