Patents by Inventor Jorge Jimenez

Jorge Jimenez 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: 20210259767
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, devices, and support structures for assembling optical fibers in catheter tips and facilitating alignment and structural support. A method for assembling a plurality of optical fibers and lenses in a support structure for an ablation catheter includes providing a support structure with a proximal end, a body, and a distal end, wherein the distal end includes a plurality of alignment orifices or slits. A plurality of optical fibers are threaded through the alignment orifices or slits, such that each optical fiber is threaded through a corresponding alignment orifice or slit. An adhesive material is applied at each alignment orifice or slit to secure the optical fibers, and the plurality of optical fibers are then cleaved at the distal end to remove portions of the fibers extending out of the distal end. Finally, a lens is attached to each of the ends of the plurality of optical fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Medlumics S.L.
    Inventors: Juan SANCHO DURÁ, Sara Mas Gómez, David Gonzalez, Matthieu Duperron, Carlos Sanz Moreno, Jorge Jimenez, Alexandre Romoscanu
  • Publication number: 20210246124
    Abstract: A method for producing an aromatic dianhydride includes reacting an aromatic diimide with a substituted or unsubstituted phthalic anhydride in an aqueous medium in the presence of an amine exchange catalyst to provide an aqueous reaction mixture including an N-substituted phthalimide, an aromatic tetraacid salt, and at least one of an aromatic triacid salt and an aromatic imide diacid salt. The method further includes removing the phthalimide from the aqueous reaction mixture by extracting the aqueous reaction mixture with an organic solvent in a first extractor for a first time period, at a first extraction temperature and subsequent to the first time period, extracting the aqueous reaction mixture with an organic solvent in a second extractor for a second time period, at a second extraction temperature. The aromatic tetraacid salt is converted to the corresponding aromatic dianhydride. Aromatic dianhydrides prepared according to the method are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew ROYER, Sivakumar PERIYASAMY, Ravi GAUTAM, Jorge JIMENEZ UMANA, Gregory L. HEMMER, Robert WERLING, Hareesh Shamrao DESHPANDE
  • Publication number: 20210212569
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for performing optical signal analysis and lesion predictions in ablations. A system includes a catheter coupled to a plurality of optical fibers via a connector that interfaces with a computing device. The computing device includes a memory and a processor configured to receive optical measurement data of a portion of tissue from the catheter. The processor identifies one or more optical properties of the portion of tissue by analyzing the optical measurement data and determines a time of denaturation of the portion of tissue based on the one or more optical properties. A model is created to represent a correlation between lesion depths and ablation times using the time of denaturation, the one or more optical properties, and the predetermined period of time. A predicted lesion depth for a predetermined ablation time is generated using the model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Juan SANCHO DURÁ, Sara MAS GÓMEZ, David GONZALEZ, Matthieu DUPERRON, Carlos SANZ MORENO, Jorge JIMENEZ, Alexandre ROMOSCANU
  • Publication number: 20210212755
    Abstract: Described herein is a system including a catheter, an optical circuit, a pulsed field ablation energy source, and a processing device. The catheter includes a proximal section, a distal section, and a shaft coupled between the proximal section and the distal section. The optical circuit is configured to transport light at least partially from the proximal section to the distal section and back. The pulsed field ablation energy source is coupled to the catheter and configured to transmit pulsed electrical signals to a tissue sample. The processing device is configured to analyze one or more optical signals received from the optical circuit to determine changes in polarization or phase retardation of light reflected or scattered by the tissue sample, and determine changes in a birefringence of the tissue sample based on the changes in polarization or phase retardation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Jorge JIMENEZ, David HERRANZ, James GREENE, Michael NAGY, Tyler PANIAN, Juan SANCHO, Matthieu DUPERRON
  • Publication number: 20210146144
    Abstract: Wirelessly networked systems of implantable and non-implantable medical devices with networking protocols, software, and hardware that allow for communications and energy transfer between different the medical devices (free standing, implants and wearables) using ultrasonic waves. The networks and methods of use are used to construct cardiac pacing, deep brain stimulation, and neurostimulation networks based on ultrasonic wide band technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Tommaso Melodia
  • Publication number: 20210075752
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a feedback-driven enterprise communications platform that continuously monitors and improves the effectiveness of communications within and across organizations. In one embodiment, it employs supervised machine learning techniques to correlate the attributes of such communications (e.g., topic, purpose, sentiment, authors, target audience, title and body length, publication date and time, inclusion of images, video and other media, as well as various other characteristics) with metrics representing the behavioral interactions with such communications by dynamically changing target audiences. The present invention utilizes such correlations to optimize predefined communications-related goals (defined as functions of such metrics) by generating advice (e.g., in the form of ranges of attribute values) designed to improve over time the two-way dialogue between the authors of communications and their dynamically changing target audiences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Oney, Jorge Jimenez, Sandy Yu
  • Patent number: 10597488
    Abstract: A method of preparing a poly(ester-carbonate) includes contacting an aqueous solution including a dicarboxylic acid with a first solution including phosgene and a first organic solvent in a tubular reactor to provide a first reaction mixture. A dihydroxy aromatic compound, the corresponding dialkali metal salt of the dihydroxy aromatic compound, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing, water, and a second organic solvent are combined to provide a second reaction mixture. The method further includes introducing the first reaction mixture, the second reaction mixture, and a second solution comprising phosgene to a tank reactor, wherein the tank reactor has a first pH of 7 to 10. The pH is optionally raised to 9 to 11 to provide a third reaction mixture including the poly(ester-carbonate). Poly(ester-carbonate)s prepared according to the method described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Pankaj Singh Gautam, Rahul Patil, Jorge Jimenez, Joshua D. Taylor, James Alan Mahood, James Franklin Hoover
  • Patent number: 10532963
    Abstract: Methods for producing butadiene by the oxidative dehydrogenation of butene are provided. Methods for producing butadiene from a feed stream including oxygen and butene in a molar ratio of oxygen to butene (O2/C4H8) from about 0.9 to about 1.5 can include introducing the feed stream to a catalyst in the presence of steam. The molar ratio of steam to butene (H2O/C4H8) can be from about 10 to about 20. Methods can further include reacting the butene to generate a product stream therefrom comprising butadiene and water. Methods can further include separating water from the product stream to generate a butadiene stream including greater than about 85 wt-% butadiene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Xin Li, Jorge Jimenez, Paulette Hazin, Reggie Tennyson, Xiankuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10519269
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a curable formulation suitable for laminating adhesive applications, and laminating adhesives made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Joseph J. Zupancic, Jorge Jimenez, Amira A. Marine, David E. Vietti, Qiuyun Xu
  • Patent number: 10407397
    Abstract: A method for producing an aromatic dianhydride includes reacting an aromatic diimide with a substituted or unsubstituted phthalic anhydride in an aqueous medium in the presence of an amine exchange catalyst to provide an aqueous reaction mixture including an N-substituted phthalimide, an aromatic tetraacid salt, and at least one of an aromatic triacid salt and an aromatic imide diacid salt. The method further includes removing the phthalimide from the aqueous reaction mixture by extracting the aqueous reaction mixture with an organic solvent for a first time period, at a first extraction temperature and subsequent to the first time period, extracting the aqueous reaction mixture with an organic solvent for a second time period, at a second extraction temperature. The aromatic tetraacid salt is converted to the corresponding aromatic dianhydride. Aromatic dianhydrides prepared according to the method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Aaron Royer, Robert J. Werling, Jorge Jimenez, Norman Enoch Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190119240
    Abstract: A method for producing an aromatic dianhydride includes reacting an aromatic diimide with a substituted or unsubstituted phthalic anhydride in an aqueous medium in the presence of an amine exchange catalyst to provide an aqueous reaction mixture including an N-substituted phthalimide, an aromatic tetraacid salt, and at least one of an aromatic triacid salt and an aromatic imide diacid salt. The method further includes removing the phthalimide from the aqueous reaction mixture by extracting the aqueous reaction mixture with an organic solvent for a first time period, at a first extraction temperature and subsequent to the first time period, extracting the aqueous reaction mixture with an organic solvent for a second time period, at a second extraction temperature. The aromatic tetraacid salt is converted to the corresponding aromatic dianhydride. Aromatic dianhydrides prepared according to the method are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Royer, Robert J. Werling, Jorge Jimenez, Norman Enoch Johnson
  • Patent number: 10226335
    Abstract: A mitral valve implant includes a force-expanding mitral valve lattice having an interior orifice and a self-expanding valve trampoline attached at the interior orifice of the force-expanding mitral valve lattice. The mitral valve lattice is self-expandable to a first configuration and force expandable from the first configuration to a second configuration. The configurations can be circular or D-shaped. The mitral valve lattice comprises jack screws adjusting configurations of the mitral valve lattice. The valve trampoline has a cylindrical central region comprising valve leaflets. An outwardly flaring implant skirt is attached to the mitral valve lattice exterior. Wall-retaining wires are attached to the mitral valve lattice, are petal-shaped, and have a pre-set, radially outward, memory shape. The wires and skirt impart a force on a respective side of the native mitral valve when the mitral valve lattice is expanded within an annulus of the native mitral valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences CardiAQ LLC
    Inventors: Richard Cartledge, Derek Dee Deville, Kevin W. Smith, James L. Greene, Jorge Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20180362706
    Abstract: A method of preparing a poly(ester-carbonate) includes contacting an aqueous solution including a dicarboxylic acid with a first solution including phosgene and a first organic solvent in a tubular reactor to provide a first reaction mixture. A dihydroxy aromatic compound, the corresponding dialkali metal salt of the dihydroxy aromatic compound, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing, water, and a second organic solvent are combined to provide a second reaction mixture. The method further includes introducing the first reaction mixture, the second reaction mixture, and a second solution comprising phosgene to a tank reactor, wherein the tank reactor has a first pH of 7 to 10. The pH is optionally raised to 9 to 11 to provide a third reaction mixture including the poly(ester-carbonate). Poly(ester-carbonate)s prepared according to the method described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Pankaj Singh Gautam, Rahul Patil, Jorge Jimenez, Joshua D. Taylor, James Alan Mahood, James Franklin Hoover
  • Publication number: 20180362419
    Abstract: Methods for producing butadiene by the oxidative dehydrogenation of butene are provided. Methods for producing butadiene from a feed stream including oxygen and butene in a molar ratio of oxygen to butene (O2/C4H8) from about 0.9 to about 1.5 can include introducing the feed stream to a catalyst in the presence of steam. The molar ratio of steam to butene (H2O/C4H8) can be from about 10 to about 20. Methods can further include reacting the butene to generate a product stream therefrom comprising butadiene and water. Methods can further include separating water from the product stream to generate a butadiene stream including greater than about 85 wt-% butadiene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Xin LI, Jorge JIMENEZ, Paulette HAZIN, Reggie TENNYSON, Xiankuan ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10034688
    Abstract: A medical device for interacting with a patient's cervix is provided. The device includes a grasper configured to allow gripping and compression of a patient's cervix when disposed proximate a patient's cervix and an elongate catheter comprising a distal portion that is selectively releasably connectable to the grasper. The grasper is adapted to interact with at least a portion of a patient's cervix when deployed, and a flexible member that extends from a first end portion of the grasper, with a proximal end portion retained by the grasper and an opposite distal end portion extending away from the grasper to a distal tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John M. O'Brien, Jorge Jimenez-Rios, Lyle Hundley, Kate Duncan, Melissa Dale, Matthew J. Terwiske
  • Publication number: 20180186919
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a curable formulation suitable for laminating adhesive applications, and laminating adhesives made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph J. Zupancic, Jorge Jimenez, Amira A. Marine, David E. Vietti, Qiuyun Xu
  • Publication number: 20180012202
    Abstract: A system and method of transferring funds between accounts. A customer (user) sends an ACH transaction request to transfer an amount of funds from a first account of a first financial institution to a second account of a second financial institution. The first financial institution generates a same day ACH transaction to transfer the amount of funds from the first account to a general ledger account of the first financial institution and at the same time or near the same time, the first financial institution generates a next day or more ACH transaction including a transfer of the amount of funds from the general ledger account of the first financial institution to the second bank account of the second financial institution. The next day or more ACH transaction is completed only if the same day ACH transaction is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Evan Shelan
  • Patent number: 9834641
    Abstract: A polyester polyol comprising at least one esterified unit of formula (I) wherein L is a difunctional aliphatic group having from two to six carbon atoms and R is a C1-C4 alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Kevin K. Miyake, Pavel L. Shutov, David E. Vietti, Joseph J. Zupancic
  • Patent number: 9758614
    Abstract: A polyester polyol is formed in a polycondensation reaction between an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, a polyol, and an epoxy compound having a straight chain alkyl or alkenyl group having at least six carbon atoms. The polyester polyol exhibits excellent compatibility with hydrocarbon blowing agents. As such, it is a useful component in rigid polyurethane foam formulations that are contain hydrocarbon blowing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Guiseppe Lista, Davide Micheletti
  • Patent number: D790432
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Control Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Jimenez, Nick Scholtes, Robert C. Signagio