Patents by Inventor John Logan

John Logan 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: 20150039019
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an occlusion device and methods of delivering the occlusion device. The occlusion device can include an expandable structure configured to move between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. The expandable structure can be configured to have an expansion ratio of at least about 5:1. Further, the occlusion device can be configured to prevent substantially all fluid from flowing past the occlusion device when the occlusion device is in the expanded configuration in the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, Brett E. Naglreiter, Scott R. Arp, Alejandro Espinosa, Nicholas A. Green, Victor M. Gamez
  • Publication number: 20150039018
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an occlusion device and methods of delivering the occlusion device. The occlusion device can include an expandable structure configured to move between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. The expandable structure can be configured to have an expansion ratio of at least about 5:1. Further, the occlusion device can be configured to prevent substantially all fluid from flowing past the occlusion device when the occlusion device is in the expanded configuration in the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, Brett E. Naglreiter, Scott R. Arp, Alejandro Espinosa, Nicholas A. Green, Victor M. Gamez
  • Patent number: 8869095
    Abstract: The disclosed software framework and development platform facilitates software development for multi-sensor systems. In some implementations, developers can select a sensor board that includes a desired combination of sensor devices. The sensor board can be coupled to a development board that includes a target processor and other circuitry to facilitate development and testing of a system that includes the target processor and the sensors. Various software support tools are provided including an Application Programming Interface (API) that provides API abstractions for software drivers for the sensors on the sensor board. By using the abstractions of the API, a software developer does not have to write code (“glue”) to interact with the various software drivers. Additionally, the API provides access to a variety of software library functions for performing data scaling, unit conversion and mathematical functions and algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Kent D. Long, Paul A. Iannacito, John Logan, Adrian Woolley
  • Patent number: 8858613
    Abstract: Stent graft delivery systems are disclosed herein. In several embodiments, a stent graft delivery system can include a stent graft having a proximal portion and a distal portion, a proximal sheath and a distal sheath. The proximal sheath can be configured to cover the proximal portion of the stent graft, and the distal sheath can be configured to cover the distal portion of the stent graft. The proximal sheath and the distal sheath can be independently removable from respective ends of the stent graft such that the proximal and distal portions of the stent graft are independently deployable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Altura Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, Isa Rizk, Stephen Sosnowski, John Logan, Mahmood Dehdashtian, Pedram Nourian
  • Publication number: 20140277367
    Abstract: Modular endograft devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In several embodiments, an endograft system can include constrained first and second endograft devices that extend across a vascular defect and expanded to press mating septal walls against each other. At least one of the endograft devices can include a fenestration that is aligned with a renal artery to provide bloodflow to the artery. A delivery device configured in accordance with the present technology can include a guidewire that passes through the fenestration to guide the endograft to an implant site and self align the fenestration with the renal artery to facilitate connection of the endograft to the renal artery. An additional stent can be connected to the fenestration to secure the renal artery to the endograft device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Altura Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan
  • Publication number: 20140253507
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes controlling a touch sensor of a device. The control of the touch sensor includes a first processing cycle executed by the controller that comprises acquisition of touch-sensor signals from the touch sensor; a second processing cycle executed by the controller that comprises pre-processing of the touch-sensor signals; and a third processing cycle executed by the controller that comprises processing of the touch-sensor signals to determine whether a touch or proximity input has occurred with respect to the touch sensor. If the touch or proximity input has occurred with respect to the touch sensor, a location of the touch or proximity input is determined. The method also includes controlling other sensors of the device. The control of the other sensors includes one or more fourth processing cycles executed by the controller concurrently with the first processing cycle or the second processing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Adrian Woolley, John Logan, Kent Long, Paul Iannacito
  • Publication number: 20140246025
    Abstract: A device for treating a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea or snoring can include an expiratory valve connected to a manifold. The expiratory valve can include a body portion including a feedback port configured to be connected to an air flow generator. The expiratory valve can include a plunger at least partially disposed in the body portion. The expiratory valve can include a pressurizing chamber positioned between an end of the plunger and an end of the expiratory valve. The pressurizing chamber can be configured to receive air from the air flow generator through the feedback port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Fresca Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, Haim Nissimov, Richard Ewers, Mark Adler, Eugene G. Chen, John Edwin Trusheim, John Nolting, Steve Anderson, Kevin Chen
  • Publication number: 20140246024
    Abstract: A device for treating a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea or snoring can include an expiratory valve connected to a manifold. The expiratory valve can include a body portion including a feedback port configured to be connected to an air flow generator. The expiratory valve can include a plunger at least partially disposed in the body portion. The expiratory valve can include a pressurizing chamber positioned between an end of the plunger and an end of the expiratory valve. The pressurizing chamber can be configured to receive air from the air flow generator through the feedback port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Fresca Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, Haim Nissimov, Richard Ewers, Mark Adler, Eugene G. Chen, John Edwin Trusheim, John Nolting, Steve Anderson, Kevin Chen
  • Patent number: 8790358
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for making an anastomotic connection between an opening at an end of a graft conduit and an aperture in a side wall of a body tissue conduit using a hollow connector assembly are provided, wherein the cross-sectional area of the anastomotic connection is larger than that of the graft conduit. The tissue about the opening is introduced about and retained by first members of a distal portion of the connector assembly held by a loading tool. A delivery tool then collapses a proximal portion defined by second members of the connector assembly and delivers the second members into the lumen of the body tissue conduit via the aperture. Upon inserting the second members into the body tissue conduit, the delivery tool is disemployed and the second members expand such that they press against the interior wall of the body tissue conduit and such that the first members are held within the aperture against a medial wall of the body tissue conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Baker, Michael P. Brenzel, David Costello, Todd A. Krinke, John Logan, Alex A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8736551
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes controlling a touch sensor of a device. The control of the touch sensor includes a first processing cycle executed by the controller that comprises acquisition of touch-sensor signals from the touch sensor; a second processing cycle executed by the controller that comprises pre-processing of the touch-sensor signals; and a third processing cycle executed by the controller that comprises processing of the touch-sensor signals to determine whether a touch or proximity input has occurred with respect to the touch sensor. If the touch or proximity input has occurred with respect to the touch sensor, a location of the touch or proximity input is determined. The method also includes controlling other sensors of the device. The control of the other sensors includes one or more fourth processing cycles executed by the controller concurrently with the first processing cycle or the second processing cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian Woolley, John Logan, Kent Long, Paul Iannacito
  • Patent number: 8728101
    Abstract: An apparatus for assisting in a vascular procedure includes an obturator that interfaces with a surface of tissue, the obturator including a shaft and a groove that can guide one or more tips of a medical device into a targeted region. In more specific embodiments, the targeted region is an aortic hole. The obturator can include a knob that stabilizes the medical device laterally on a surface of the targeted region. The obturator can also include a flange element that extends beyond the knob onto an outside surface of the targeted region. The knob can include a chamfer feature that can provide room for the tips of the medical device to enter the targeted region at an angle without bumping into the knob. In still other embodiments, the tips are sharp needle tips of the medical device and the groove is a V-shaped groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Castlewood Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Baron L. Hamman, John Logan
  • Publication number: 20140052232
    Abstract: Handle assemblies for stent graft delivery systems and associated methods are disclosed herein. In several embodiments, a handle assembly for a stent graft delivery system includes a movable pushing component configured to deliver a distal portion of the stent graft to an arterial target site. The assembly further includes a moveable pulling component configured to interface with the pushing component and provide a compression force to the distal portion of the stent graft. The stent graft comprises a helix angle and the pulling component is configured to move relative to the pushing component at a ratio corresponding to the helix angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, George Tsai, Nelson Quintana, Mahmood Dehdashtian
  • Publication number: 20140046428
    Abstract: Stent delivery systems and associated methods for delivering stents are disclosed herein. In several embodiments, a handle assembly for delivering a stent from a tubular enclosure can include a first lead screw having a first lead thread of a first pitch and first handedness, a second lead screw having a second lead thread of a second pitch and second handedness different from the first handedness, and a housing defining threads of the first and second pitches. The first lead screw can be in mechanical communication with the tubular enclosure, and the second lead screw can be in mechanical communication with the stent. Upon rotation of a portion of the housing, the housing threads can engage the lead screws so as to induce simultaneous translations of the lead screws in opposite directions. The simultaneous translations are configured to deploy the stent from the tubular enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, Nelson Quintana, Mahmood Dehdashtian, George Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140046429
    Abstract: Stent delivery systems and associated methods for delivering stents are disclosed herein. In several embodiments, a handle assembly for delivering a stent from a tubular enclosure can include a first lead screw having a first lead thread of a first pitch and first handedness, a second lead screw having a second lead thread of a second pitch and second handedness different from the first handedness, and a housing defining threads of the first and second pitches. The first lead screw can be in mechanical communication with the tubular enclosure, and the second lead screw can be in mechanical communication with the stent. Upon rotation of a portion of the housing, the housing threads can engage the lead screws so as to induce simultaneous translations of the lead screws in opposite directions. The simultaneous translations are configured to deploy the stent from the tubular enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: ALTURA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, George Tsai, Nelson Quintana, Mahmood Dehdashtian
  • Publication number: 20140015763
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes controlling a touch sensor of a device. The control of the touch sensor includes a first processing cycle executed by the controller that comprises acquisition of touch-sensor signals from the touch sensor; a second processing cycle executed by the controller that comprises pre-processing of the touch-sensor signals; and a third processing cycle executed by the controller that comprises processing of the touch-sensor signals to determine whether a touch or proximity input has occurred with respect to the touch sensor. If the touch or proximity input has occurred with respect to the touch sensor, a location of the touch or proximity input is determined. The method also includes controlling other sensors of the device. The control of the other sensors includes one or more fourth processing cycles executed by the controller concurrently with the first processing cycle or the second processing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Adrian Woolley, John Logan, Kent Long, Paul Iannacito
  • Publication number: 20130314365
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining, by a capacitive touch sensor of a device, a presence of an object; activating an optical sensor of the device in response to determining the presence of the object; and determining, by the optical sensor of the device, a touch or proximity input within a proximity-sensing volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Adrian Woolley, John Logan
  • Publication number: 20130141339
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a touch sensor, a motion module, and one or more computer-readable non-transitory storage media embodying logic. The logic is operable when executed to receive first information from the touch sensor and third information from the motion module corresponding to a first touch. The logic is operable to receive second information from the touch sensor and fourth information from the motion module corresponding to a second touch. The logic is operable to determine a first set of coordinates corresponding to the first touch and determine a second set of coordinates corresponding to the second touch. The logic is operable to determine whether the first touch corresponds to a first touch type based on the third information and determine whether the second touch corresponds to a second touch type based on the fourth information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Adrian Woolley, John Logan
  • Publication number: 20130106714
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a stylus includes one or more electrodes and one or more computer-readable non-transitory storage media embodying first logic for transmitting signals wirelessly to a device through a touch-sensor of the device. The stylus has a first power mode in which components of the stylus for receiving signals from or transmitting signals to the device are powered off; a second power mode in which components of the stylus for receiving signals from the device are powered on at least periodically and components of the stylus for transmitting signals to the device are powered off; and a third power mode in which components of the stylus for transmitting signals to the device are powered on at least periodically. The media further embodies second logic for transitioning the stylus from one of the first, second, and third power modes to another one of the first, second, and third power modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: ATMEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shahrooz Shahparnia, Trond Jarle Pedersen, John Logan, Vemund Kval Bakken, Kishore Sundara-Rajan
  • Publication number: 20130106724
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a stylus has one or more sensors that detect the movement of the stylus, such as an accelerometer, a gyroscope, or a magnetometer. The stylus wirelessly transmits signals to a device based on the movement of the stylus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: ATMEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Trond Jarle Pedersen, John Logan, Esat Yilmaz, Vemund Kval Bakken
  • Publication number: 20130106731
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a stylus with one or more electrodes and one or more computer-readable non-transitory storage media embodying logic for transmitting signals wirelessly to a device through a touch sensor of the device has one or more sensors for detecting movement of the stylus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Esat Yilmaz, Trond Jarle Pedersen, John Logan, Vemund Kval Bakken, Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Joo Yong Um, Igor Polishchuk