Patents by Inventor Joseph Nichols

Joseph Nichols 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: 11492184
    Abstract: An example lid assembly can include a lid and a slider. The lid can include a wall defining a recess. The slider can be configured to slide in the recess and can be configured to move between a closed position where the slider covers the opening to aid in preventing spilling of contents of the container and an opened position where the slider uncovers the opening such that the contents of the container can be consumed. The slider can be configured to be removable from the lid and can be replaced back on the lid. Additionally, the slider can be configured to lock into place on the recess in both the closed position and the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, John Alan Tolman, Steve Charles Nichols
  • Publication number: 20220305183
    Abstract: A cannulation chamber is provided for use with an arteriovenous graft including a flexible conduit. The cannulation chamber comprises an elongated body defining an annular passageway having a longitudinal axis extending between a first end and a second end. The body receives and surrounds the conduit in the passageway. The body comprises a self-sealing material and a cannulation port that exposes the self-sealing material. A flexible resilient elongated back plate is embedded in the body of the cannulation chamber such that the back plate extends generally parallel with and may partially surround the passageway. The back plate is formed of a substantially rigid material such that when a needle is inserted through the cannulation port and the self-sealing material, the needle is inhibited or prevented from extending through the back plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Shawn M. Gage, Craig Nichols, Joseph Knight, Juan Chiossone, Peter Lawson, Samantha Busch, Brian Walsh
  • Publication number: 20220304725
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivery of a vascular arteriovenous graft comprises a tubular sleeve defining an interior lumen adapted for being slidably positioned over a tunneling instrument. Once the tunneling instrument has been advanced to a desired subcutaneous anatomical location the shaft is removed while the sleeve remains in the tissue. The sleeve has a linear slit extending from a proximal end to a point intermediate the length of the sleeve. The lumen receives the distal end of the graft and at least a portion of a cannulation chamber such that the end of the sleeve progressively expands along the slit to provide an enlarged diameter for accommodating the cannulation chamber. Longitudinal force to the sleeve during removal of the sleeve from the tissue secures the graft in the sleeve by radial compression of the sleeve for pulling the graft and the sleeve through the tunnel and deploying the vascular graft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Shawn M. Gage, John Lucas, Craig Nichols, Joseph Knight, Juan Chiossone, Peter Lawson, Samantha Busch, Brian Walsh
  • Patent number: 11453526
    Abstract: A portable container and container assembly provides a durable, functional and simple carry-all solution for dry and wet provisions, goods and gear. Exemplary features of various embodiments include one or more of an overmolded pad on the bottom of the container, a removable handle incorporating a releasable retaining structure, a lid that seals within the container cavity and is flush with the outer periphery of the container sidewall and/or has a cellular internal reinforcing structure, a skirt extending around the sidewall that is integral with handle mounts for the handle and/or provides a connection point for external components, and a drop-in tray with a collapsible handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Andy Bondhus, Steve Charles Nichols, Dennis Zuck, Andrew M. Bosway
  • Patent number: 11420798
    Abstract: An example lid assembly can include a lid and a slider. The lid can include a wall defining a recess. The slider can be configured to slide in the recess and can be configured to move between a closed position where the slider covers the opening to aid in preventing spilling of contents of the container and an opened position where the slider uncovers the opening such that the contents of the container can be consumed. The slider can be configured to be removable from the lid and can be replaced back on the lid. Additionally, the slider can be configured to lock into place on the recess in both the closed position and the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, John Alan Tolman, Steve Charles Nichols
  • Patent number: 11369358
    Abstract: An orthopedic distraction device is provided. The orthopedic distraction device includes a first upper paddle for engaging a first bone of a joint, a lower paddle for engaging a second bone of the joint and a displacement mechanism. The displacement mechanism includes a drive assembly operable to move the upper paddle relative to the lower paddle. The lower paddle is releasably connected to the displacement mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Plaskos, Christian Joly, Frederic Leger, Martin Joseph Nichols
  • Publication number: 20220175359
    Abstract: An orthopedic distraction device is provided. The orthopedic distraction device includes a first upper paddle for engaging a first bone of a joint, a lower paddle for engaging a second bone of the joint and a displacement mechanism. The displacement mechanism includes a drive assembly operable to move the upper paddle relative to the lower paddle. The lower paddle is releasably connected to the displacement mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Plaskos, Christian Joly, Frederic Leger, Martin Joseph Nichols
  • Patent number: 11051798
    Abstract: An orthopedic distraction device is provided. The orthopedic distraction device includes a first upper paddle for engaging a first bone of a joint, a lower paddle for engaging a second bone of the joint and a displacement mechanism. The displacement mechanism includes a drive assembly operable to move the upper paddle relative to the lower paddle. The lower paddle is releasably connected to the displacement mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Plaskos, Christian Joly, Frederic Leger, Martin Joseph Nichols
  • Patent number: 10849609
    Abstract: An orthopedic distraction device is provides. The orthopedic distraction device includes a first upper paddle for engaging a first bone of a joint, a lower paddle for engaging a second bone of the joint and a displacement mechanism. The displacement mechanism includes a drive assembly operable to move the upper paddle relative to the lower paddle. The lower paddle is releasably connected to the displacement mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Plaskos, Christian Joly, Frederic Leger, Martin Joseph Nichols
  • Patent number: 10321904
    Abstract: An orthopedic distraction device is provides. The orthopedic distraction device includes a first upper paddle for engaging a first bone of a joint, a lower paddle for engaging a second bone of the joint and a displacement mechanism. The displacement mechanism includes a drive assembly operable to move the upper paddle relative to the lower paddle. The lower paddle is releasably connected to the displacement mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: OMNIlife science Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Plaskos, Christian Joly, Martin Joseph Nichols, Frederic Leger
  • Patent number: 10285683
    Abstract: An orthopedic distraction device is provides. The orthopedic distraction device includes a first upper paddle for engaging a first bone of a joint, a lower paddle for engaging a second bone of the joint and a displacement mechanism. The displacement mechanism includes a drive assembly operable to move the upper paddle relative to the lower paddle. The lower paddle is releasably connected to the displacement mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OMNILIFE SCIENCE, INC
    Inventors: Christopher Plaskos, Christian Joly, Martin Joseph Nichols, Frederic Leger
  • Publication number: 20190008499
    Abstract: An orthopedic distraction device is provided. The orthopedic distraction device includes a first upper paddle for engaging a first bone of a joint, a lower paddle for engaging a second bone of the joint and a displacement mechanism. The displacement mechanism includes a drive assembly operable to move the upper paddle relative to the lower paddle. The lower paddle is releasably connected to the displacement mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Plaskos, Christian Joly, Frederic Leger, Martin Joseph Nichols
  • Publication number: 20190008500
    Abstract: An orthopedic distraction device is provided. The orthopedic distraction device includes a first upper paddle for engaging a first bone of a joint, a lower paddle for engaging a second bone of the joint and a displacement mechanism. The displacement mechanism includes a drive assembly operable to move the upper paddle relative to the lower paddle. The lower paddle is releasably connected to the displacement mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Plaskos, Christian Joly, Frederic Leger, Martin Joseph Nichols
  • Publication number: 20190008501
    Abstract: An orthopedic distraction device is provided. The orthopedic distraction device includes a first upper paddle for engaging a first bone of a joint, a lower paddle for engaging a second bone of the joint and a displacement mechanism. The displacement mechanism includes a drive assembly operable to move the upper paddle relative to the lower paddle. The lower paddle is releasably connected to the displacement mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Plaskos, Christian Joly, Frederic Leger, Martin Joseph Nichols
  • Publication number: 20180317898
    Abstract: An orthopedic distraction device is provides. The orthopedic distraction device includes a first upper paddle for engaging a first bone of a joint, a lower paddle for engaging a second bone of the joint and a displacement mechanism. The displacement mechanism includes a drive assembly operable to move the upper paddle relative to the lower paddle. The lower paddle is releasably connected to the displacement mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Plaskos, Alexander Todorov, Christian Joly, Frederic Leger, Martin Joseph Nichols
  • Publication number: 20180221008
    Abstract: An orthopedic distraction device is provides. The orthopedic distraction device includes a first upper paddle for engaging a first bone of a joint, a lower paddle for engaging a second bone of the joint and a displacement mechanism. The displacement mechanism includes a drive assembly operable to move the upper paddle relative to the lower paddle. The lower paddle is releasably connected to the displacement mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Todorov, Christopher Plaskos, Christian Joly, Martin Joseph Nichols, Frederic Leger
  • Patent number: D960659
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Matthew Joseph Petrillo, Steve Charles Nichols
  • Jug
    Patent number: D960660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, John Alan Tolman, Steve Charles Nichols
  • Patent number: D960661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Matthew Joseph Petrillo, Steve Charles Nichols
  • Patent number: D965390
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, James William Sonntag, Christopher M. Keller, Steve Charles Nichols