Patents by Inventor Jon A. Sherman

Jon A. Sherman 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).

  • Patent number: 11405502
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to routing of an emergency communication under fault conditions. Routing can be implemented in a packet-switching (PS) network that provides voice service. For a network node of the PS network, availability to route the emergency communication through a specific emergency service routing number (ESRN) can be determined and, in response to the network node being unavailable, administrative data associated with the ESRN can be accessed. In addition, an identifier associated with the administrative data can be updated (e.g., created or modified) with data indicative of the device that originated the emergency communication. The administrative data and the resulting identifier can be delivered to a second network node that can route the emergency communication to an emergency service network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Arvind Kaushal, Jon Boone, Jr., Brett Sherman
  • Patent number: 7582087
    Abstract: A bipolar electrosurgical instrument for clamping, grasping, manipulating, and sealing tissue includes first and second shafts each having a jaw member extending from a distal end thereof and a handle disposed at a proximal end thereof. The handle being operable to effect movement of the jaw members relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second position wherein the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. The bipolar instrument is connectable to a source of electrical energy having a first electrical potential connected to one of the jaw members and a second electrical potential connected to the other of the jaw members such that the jaw members are capable of selectively conducting energy through tissue held therebetween to effect a seal. Both the first and second electrical potentials are transmitted to the jaw members through the first shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventors: Philip M. Tetzlaff, Carolyn H. Mihaichuk, Duane E. Kerr, Dave A. Schechter, Jon Sherman, Ted Richardson, Greg Drach
  • Patent number: 7553312
    Abstract: A bipolar electrosurgical instrument for clamping, grasping, manipulating, and sealing tissue includes first and second shafts each having a jaw member extending from a distal end thereof and a handle disposed at a proximal end thereof. The handle being operable to effect movement of the jaw members relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second position wherein the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. The bipolar instrument is connectable to a source of electrical energy having a first electrical potential connected to one of the jaw members and a second electrical potential connected to the other of the jaw members such that the jaw members are capable of selectively conducting energy through tissue held therebetween to effect a seal. Both the first and second electrical potentials are transmitted to the jaw members through the first shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventors: Philip M. Tetzlaff, Carolyn H. Mihaichuk, Duane E. Kerr, David A. Schechter, Jon Sherman, Ted Richardson, Greg Drach
  • Publication number: 20080167651
    Abstract: A bipolar electrosurgical instrument for clamping, grasping, manipulating, and sealing tissue includes first and second shafts each having a jaw member extending from a distal end thereof and a handle disposed at a proximal end thereof. The handle being operable to effect movement of the jaw members relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second position wherein the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. The bipolar instrument is connectable to a source of electrical energy having a first electrical potential connected to one of the jaw members and a second electrical potential connected to the other of the jaw members such that the jaw members are capable of selectively conducting energy through tissue held therebetween to effect a seal. Both the first and second electrical potentials are transmitted to the jaw members through the first shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Philip M. Tetzlaff, Carolyn H. Mihaichuk, Duane E. Kerr, David A. Schechter, Jon Sherman, Theodore Richardson, Greg Drach
  • Publication number: 20070164894
    Abstract: Provided is a non-statistical method for compressing and decompressing complex SAR data derived from reflected energy. The method includes selecting a first FFT to provide a target ratio of pixel spacing to resolution. A second FFT is then selected which is smaller than the first FFT. The data is zero-padded to fill the second FFT and transformed to provide at least one transfer frequency. This transfer frequency is then transferred to the at least one remote site. At the remote site the second FFT is inverted to restore the data from the received transfer frequency. The restored data is then zero-padded again to fill the first FFT. The first FFT is then used to transform the zero-padded restored data to provide a data set of points with the target ratio of pixel spacing to resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Jon Sherman, John Kilkelly, Helen Sun, Ralph Hudson
  • Patent number: 6945743
    Abstract: The sports and recreational trailer fills the existing gap in technology by providing a single device to competently handle all of the tasks associated with elevated stands, blinds, trailers, fishing huts, and the like. This invention also adds new functionality not before seen in any incarnation of the above devices, such as the ability to lower the entire chassis, or to load the trailer by utilizing a bed-tilting feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventors: Jeffrey Jon Sherman, Timothy Halonen
  • Publication number: 20040249374
    Abstract: A bipolar electrosurgical instrument for clamping, grasping, manipulating, and sealing tissue includes first and second shafts each having a jaw member extending from a distal end thereof and a handle disposed at a proximal end thereof. The handle being operable to effect movement of the jaw members relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second position wherein the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. The bipolar instrument is connectable to a source of electrical energy having a first electrical potential connected to one of the jaw members and a second electrical potential connected to the other of the jaw members such that the jaw members are capable of selectively conducting energy through tissue held therebetween to effect a seal. Both the first and second electrical potentials are transmitted to the jaw members through the first shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Philip M. Tetzlaff, Carolyn H. Mihaichuk, Duane E. Kerr, Dave A. Schechter, Jon Sherman, Ted Richardson, Greg Drach
  • Publication number: 20040162557
    Abstract: A bipolar electrosurgical instrument for clamping, grasping, manipulating, and sealing tissue includes first and second shafts each having a jaw member extending from a distal end thereof and a handle disposed at a proximal end thereof. The handle being operable to effect movement of the jaw members relative to one another from a first position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second position wherein the jaw members cooperate to grasp tissue therebetween. The bipolar instrument is connectable to a source of electrical energy having a first electrical potential connected to one of the jaw members and a second electrical potential connected to the other of the jaw members such that the jaw members are capable of selectively conducting energy through tissue held therebetween to effect a seal. Both the first and second electrical potentials are transmitted to the jaw members through the first shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventors: Philip M. Tetzlaff, Carolyn H. Mihaichuk, Duane E. Kerr, Dave A. Schechter, Jon Sherman, Ted Richardson, Greg Drach
  • Publication number: 20040018075
    Abstract: The sports and recreational trailer fills the existing gap in technology by providing a single device to competently handle all of the tasks associated with elevated stands, blinds, trailers, fishing huts, and the like. This invention also adds new functionality not before seen in any incarnation of the above devices, such as the ability to lower the entire chassis, or to load the trailer by utilizing a bed-tilting feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffrey Jon Sherman, Timothy Halonen
  • Patent number: 6673087
    Abstract: Surgical scissors include a pair of scissor blades mounted at a distal end of an elongated flexible body and a housing attached to the proximal end of the elongated body. An actuator is coupled with mechanical advantage to the scissor blades for manually controlling shearing movement of the blades in response to finger movement on the actuator back and forth along the housing. Electrical conductors are provided through body and housing from a connector to the scissor blades. The housing is configured to be assembled in mating shells with components assembled in and confined by attached shells that facilitate rapid and accurate fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Origin Medsystems
    Inventors: Tenny Chang, Charles Gresl, John Lunsford, Jon A. Sherman, Theodore A. Richardson
  • Patent number: 6131789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved surgical stapler that prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge. More specifically, this invention includes a simple, inexpensive mechanical locking mechanism which prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge by blocking the path of the firing and/or cutting means of the stapler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Schulze, Jon A. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5275323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved surgical stapler that prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge. More specifically, this invention includes a simple, inexpensive mechanical locking mechanism which prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge by blocking the path of the firing and/or cutting means of the stapler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Schulze, Jon A. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5129570
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved surgical stapler that prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge. More specifically, this invention includes a simple, inexpensive mechanical locking mechanism which prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge by blocking the path of the firing and/or cutting means of the stapler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Schulze, Jon A. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5065929
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved two-piece surgical stapler having first and second mated pieces, and including a first and a second locking means that insure that the two pieces are mated when staples are being ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Schulze, Jon A. Sherman, W. Michael Mereness