Patents by Inventor John Nash

John Nash 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: 20190262081
    Abstract: A method of implanting a hip joint prosthesis into a patient can include obtaining image data of hip joint anatomy of the patient. Physical activities that the patient desires to participate in subsequent to implanting the hip prosthesis can be determined. A size and an initial placement of the hip joint prosthesis based on the image data can be determined. A desired range of motion of the hip joint prosthesis based on the determined physical activities can be determined. A plan can be created comprising a desired implanted location of the hip joint prosthesis and based on the desired range of motion. The plan can be incorporated onto a guide. The plan can be executed with the guide thereby implanting the hip joint prosthesis into the patient at the desired implanted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jason D. Meridew, William Jason Slone, Mark Scrafton, John White, Seth Nash
  • Publication number: 20190211621
    Abstract: Window covering assemblies having a housing supporting a first panel and having a second, movable panel are disclosed. The movable panel can have a frame positioned within the housing. The first and second panels can comprise alternating portions of different opacity and/or polarization. The assemblies include a drive assembly that is driven by a motor to move the movable panel relative to the first panel. As the movable panel moves with respect to the second panel, the alignment of the slats for each the panels changes, varying the amount of visible light that is allowed through the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Joe Nash Morgan, III, Brad King, John W. Click, Adam J. Vandewalle
  • Patent number: 10339764
    Abstract: The present invention combines aspects of social media with traditional lottery games. In one aspect, the present invention provides a lottery game for drawing-based and instant-based games, where the numbers or icons that are traditionally used are replaced by player profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: IGT Global Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Babineau, Amy Morin, Todd Nash, Kenneth Perry, Nicolas Seccatore, Christopher Simonelli, John Taylor, Jess Wright
  • Publication number: 20190192743
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a process for treating an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) endoleak with a shape memory polymer (SMP) foam device. First, a bifurcated stent graft is placed within the aneurysm while a micro guidewire is positioned within the aneurysm for future catheter access. Second, after placing the iliac graft extension, a catheter is introduced over wire to deliver embolic foams. Third, embolic foams expand and conform to the aneurysm wall. Fourth, embolic foams create a stable thrombus to prevent endoleak formation by isolating peripheral vessels from the aneurysm volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Duncan J. Maitland, Todd L. Landsman, John Horn, Landon Nash, Chung Yeh
  • Patent number: 10327852
    Abstract: A method of implanting a hip joint prosthesis into a patient can include obtaining image data of hip joint anatomy of the patient. Physical activities that the patient desires to participate in subsequent to implanting the hip prosthesis can be determined. A size and an initial placement of the hip joint prosthesis based on the image data can be determined. A desired range of motion of the hip joint prosthesis based on the determined physical activities can be determined. A plan can be created comprising a desired implanted location of the hip joint prosthesis and based on the desired range of motion. The plan can be incorporated onto a guide. The plan can be executed with the guide thereby implanting the hip joint prosthesis into the patient at the desired implanted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Meridew, William Jason Slone, Mark Scrafton, John White, Seth Nash
  • Publication number: 20190183556
    Abstract: Neuromodulation cryotherapeutic devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A cryotherapeutic device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an elongated shaft having distal portion and a supply lumen along at least a portion of the shaft. The shaft can be configured to locate the distal portion intravascularly at a treatment site proximate a renal artery or renal ostium. The supply lumen can be configured to receive a liquid refrigerant. The cryotherapeutic device can further include a cooling assembly at the distal portion of the shaft. The cooling assembly can include an applicator in fluid communication with the supply lumen and configured to deliver cryotherapeutic cooling to nerves proximate the target site when the cooling assembly is in a deployed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Naomi Buckley, Benjamin J. Clark, Michael Cummins, Danny Donovan, Mark Gelfand, Luke Hughes, Brian Kelly, Gary Kelly, Grace Kelly, John Kelly, Mark S. Leung, Gwenda McMullin, Barry Mullins, Karun D. Naga, Stephen Nash, Eric Ryba, Fiachra Sweeney, Vicenzo Tilotta, Roman Turovskiy, Lana Woolley, Denise Zarins, Michael Turovskiy
  • Patent number: 10155909
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for start-up and operation of a Fischer-Tropsch reactor comprising the steps of: (a) providing a reactor with a fixed bed of reduced Fischer-Tropsch catalyst that comprises cobalt as catalytically active metal; (b) supplying a gaseous feed stream comprising carbon monoxide and hydrogen to the reactor, wherein the gaseous feed stream comprises a nitrogen-containing compound other than molecular nitrogen in an initial concentration, wherein the initial concentration in the range of from 10 to 350 ppbv based on the volume of the gaseous feed stream; (c) converting carbon monoxide and hydrogen supplied with the gaseous feed stream to the reactor into hydrocarbons at a reaction temperature and at a set reactor productivity, whilst maintaining the initial concentration of the nitrogen-containing compound and maintaining the set reactor productivity during a first time period by adjusting the reaction temperature; (d) decreasing the concentration of the nitrogen-containing compound
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Abhijeet Uddhavarao Avhale, Avhale John Nash, Thomas Joris Remans, Barend Roeland Vermeer
  • Patent number: 10035017
    Abstract: A catheter may include electrodes for transvascular nerve stimulation. The electrodes may be positioned within lumens of the catheter and aligned with apertures in the outer wall of the catheter. The electrodes may produce focused electrical fields for stimulation of one or more nerves. In one embodiment, the catheter may include a set of proximal electrodes and a set of distal electrodes, and the proximal electrodes may stimulate a patient's left phrenic nerve and the distal electrodes may stimulate a patient's right phrenic nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Lungpacer Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Viral Thakkar, Joaquin Andres Hoffer, Bao Dung Tran, Douglas G. Evans, John Nash
  • Publication number: 20180195007
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for start-up and operation of a Fischer-Tropsch reactor comprising the steps of: (a) providing a reactor with a fixed bed of reduced Fischer-Tropsch catalyst that comprises cobalt as catalytically active metal; (b) supplying a gaseous feed stream comprising carbon monoxide and hydrogen to the reactor, wherein the gaseous feed stream comprises a nitrogen-containing compound other than molecular nitrogen in an initial concentration, wherein the initial concentration in the range of from 10 to 350 ppbv based on the volume of the gaseous feed stream; (c) converting carbon monoxide and hydrogen supplied with the gaseous feed stream to the reactor into hydrocarbons at a reaction temperature and at a set reactor productivity, whilst maintaining the initial concentration of the nitrogen-containing compound and maintaining the set reactor productivity during a first time period by adjusting the reaction temperature; (d) decreasing the concentration of the nitrogen- containing compound
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Abhijeet Uddhavarao AVHALE, AVHALE John NASH, Thomas Joris REMANS, Barend Roeland VERMEER
  • Patent number: 9931504
    Abstract: A catheter may include electrodes for transvascular nerve stimulation. The electrodes may be positioned within lumens of the catheter and aligned with apertures in the outer wall of the catheter. The electrodes may produce focused electrical fields for stimulation of one or more nerves. In one embodiment, the catheter may include a set of proximal electrodes and a set of distal electrodes, and the proximal electrodes may stimulate a patient's left phrenic nerve and the distal electrodes may stimulate a patient's right phrenic nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Lungpacer Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Viral Thakkar, Joaquin Andres Hoffer, Bao Dung Tran, Douglas G. Evans, John Nash
  • Publication number: 20180036662
    Abstract: A rake classifier assembly including an elongate rake member reciprocally movable up an inclined surface to move solid material thereup is described. A pair of guide arrangements are provided each with a pivotally mounted elongate guide track along which respective wheels connected to the elongate rake member are movable. The guide tracks are selectively movable between first and second alignments, with the guide tracks extending substantially parallel to the inclined surface in the first alignment such that the elongate rake member can be moved up the inclined surface moving solid materials thereup, and in the second alignment the guide tracks diverge downwardly away from the inclined surface, such that as the elongate rake member is moved downwardly the elongate rake member also moves away from the inclined surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventor: Sidney John Nash
  • Publication number: 20170324102
    Abstract: A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell having an anode flow path extending through the fuel cell between an anode inlet and an anode outlet, and a cathode flow path extending through the fuel cell between a cathode inlet and a cathode outlet. An anode purge valve is coupled to the anode outlet and has an outlet coupled to the cathode inlet. A purge valve controller is configured to effect a purge cycle by opening and closing the anode purge valve and to monitor a fuel cell voltage profile during the purge cycle to determine an operational state of the anode purge valve. A fuel cell voltage drop during a period following a command signal instructing opening of the anode purge valve is used to indicate successful start of a purge cycle. A fuel cell voltage rise during a period following a command signal instructing closing of the anode purge valve is used to indicate a successful end to a purge cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventors: Gareth David John Nash, David Edgar, Emma Caroline Louise Burrow
  • Publication number: 20170080223
    Abstract: A catheter may include electrodes for transvascular nerve stimulation. The electrodes may be positioned within lumens of the catheter and aligned with apertures in the outer wall of the catheter. The electrodes may produce focused electrical fields for stimulation of one or more nerves. In one embodiment, the catheter may include a set of proximal electrodes and a set of distal electrodes, and the proximal electrodes may stimulate a patient's left phrenic nerve and the distal electrodes may stimulate a patient's right phrenic nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Viral THAKKAR, Joaquin Andres HOFFER, Bao Dung TRAN, Douglas G. EVANS, John NASH
  • Patent number: 9599489
    Abstract: A fiber-optic sensor array (100) comprises a line array of fiber-optic sensor packages (AX, BX, CX, DX, AY, BY, CY, DY, AZ, BZ, CZ, DZ) each having a package input/output (i/o) fiber and each being arranged to output a finite output pulse series of optical output pulses via the package i/o fiber in response to input thereto of one or more interrogating optical pulses. The array further comprises a fiber-optic bus (104,106, 108, 110) extending along the length of the line array, each package i/o fiber being optically coupled to the fiber-optic bus at a respective positions along the line array. The array allows interrogation at a higher frequency than is the case for a serial array of the same number of fiber-optic sensing packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: OPTASENSE HOLDINGS LTD.
    Inventors: Philip John Nash, Roger Ian Crickmore, David John Hill, Jonathan Westhall
  • Patent number: 9545511
    Abstract: A catheter may include electrodes for transvascular nerve stimulation. The electrodes may be positioned within lumens of the catheter and aligned with apertures in the outer wall of the catheter. The electrodes may produce focused electrical fields for stimulation of one or more nerves. In one embodiment, the catheter may include a set of proximal electrodes and a set of distal electrodes, and the proximal electrodes may stimulate a patient's left phrenic nerve and the distal electrodes may stimulate a patient's right phrenic nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Viral Thakkar, Joaquin Andres Hoffer, Bao Dung Tran, Douglas G. Evans, John Nash
  • Publication number: 20170007825
    Abstract: A catheter may include electrodes for transvascular nerve stimulation. The electrodes may be positioned within lumens of the catheter and aligned with apertures in the outer wall of the catheter. The electrodes may produce focused electrical fields for stimulation of one or more nerves. In one embodiment, the catheter may include a set of proximal electrodes and a set of distal electrodes, and the proximal electrodes may stimulate a patient's left phrenic nerve and the distal electrodes may stimulate a patient's right phrenic nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Viral THAKKAR, Joaquin Andres HOFFER, Bao Dung TRAN, Douglas G. EVANS, John Nash
  • Patent number: 9474897
    Abstract: A catheter may include electrodes for transvascular nerve stimulation. The electrodes may be positioned within lumens of the catheter and aligned with apertures in the outer wall of the catheter. The electrodes may produce focused electrical fields for stimulation of one or more nerves. In one embodiment, the catheter may include a set of proximal electrodes and a set of distal electrodes, and the proximal electrodes may stimulate a patient's left phrenic nerve and the distal electrodes may stimulate a patient's right phrenic nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Viral Thakkar, Joaquin Andres Hoffer, Bao Dung Tran, Douglas G. Evans, John Nash
  • Publication number: 20160101280
    Abstract: A catheter may include electrodes for transvascular nerve stimulation. The electrodes may be positioned within lumens of the catheter and aligned with apertures in the outer wall of the catheter. The electrodes may produce focused electrical fields for stimulation of one or more nerves. In one embodiment, the catheter may include a set of proximal electrodes and a set of distal electrodes, and the proximal electrodes may stimulate a patient's left phrenic nerve and the distal electrodes may stimulate a patient's right phrenic nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Viral THAKKAR, Joaquin Andres HOFFER, Bao Dung TRAN, Douglas G. EVANS, John Nash
  • Publication number: 20160057869
    Abstract: Methods are provided for controlling voiding caused by gasses in solder joints of electronic assemblies. In various embodiments, a preform can be embedded into the solder paste prior to the component placement. The solder preform can be configured with a geometry such that it creates a standoff, or gap, between the components to be mounted in the solder paste. The method includes receiving a printed circuit board comprising a plurality of contact pads; depositing a volume of solder paste onto each of the plurality of contact pads; depositing a solder preform into each volume of solder paste; placing electronic components onto the printed circuit board such that contacts of the electronic components are aligned with corresponding contact pads of the printed circuit board; and reflow soldering the electronic components to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: Indium Corporation
    Inventors: Zhenxi Wei, Lei Luo, Christopher John Nash, Derrick Matthew Herron
  • Patent number: 9242088
    Abstract: A catheter may include electrodes for transvascular nerve stimulation. The electrodes may be positioned within lumens of the catheter and aligned with apertures in the outer wall of the catheter. The electrodes may produce focused electrical fields for stimulation of one or more nerves. In one embodiment, the catheter may include a set of proximal electrodes and a set of distal electrodes, and the proximal electrodes may stimulate a patient's left phrenic nerve and the distal electrodes may stimulate a patient's right phrenic nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Viral Thakkar, Joaquin Andres Hoffer, Bao Dung Tran, Douglas G. Evans, John Nash, Steven Campbell Reynolds