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: 11065377
    Abstract: An apparatus for guiding cannulation with a dialysis needle of an arteriovenous dialysis access graft subcutaneously implanted in a body of a subject. The guiding apparatus comprises an elongated body member comprising a base portion terminating in longitudinal edges, a distance between the longitudinal edges of the base portion being substantially equal to a lateral dimension of the aces graft, and an elongated tubular sleeve defining an pocket having a longitudinal dimension and a lateral dimension configured to receive the body member. The body member is adapted to be received in the pocket of the sleeve for securing adjacent the subcutaneous access graft such that the inner surface of the base portion is aligned with a cannulation point of the graft for guiding location of a needle insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: InnAVasc Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn M. Gage, Jeffrey H. Lawson, Joseph Knight, Craig 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160278754
    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: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: OMNIlife science, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Todorov, Christopher Plaskos, Christian Joly, Martin Joseph Nichols, Frederic Leger
  • Publication number: 20160130877
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for a drilling rig that includes a mast, such as a telescoping mast. The mast has at least three sections, namely a top section, one or more intermediate sections that constitute the intermediate section, and a bottom section. Further, the drilling rig also includes a substructure that is removably attached to the mast. That is, the drilling rig may be attached at its bottom section to the drill floor of the substructure, which has components on and below it. The drill floor has an adjustable height through contact with at least one power source, such as mechanical (e.g., hydraulic, pneumatic, etc.), electrical, and combinations thereof. Further still, the drilling rig is transportable in a single load as opposed to having to transport the drilling rig on multiple loads on multiple trucks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Fred L. Fortson, Joseph A. Nichols, Americo B. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20160019356
    Abstract: Diagnosis and procedure terminology are ontologically organized according to context-based categories and medical concepts. The medical concepts are linked to aliases and medical codes used to document patient care. A user is guided to select and document additional medical concepts based on a medical concept dependency that has been created between certain medical concepts, some of which are required. A visual concept tree presents for user consideration all categories and medical concepts necessary to determine appropriate medical codes based on the disease, condition or injury in accordance with a ranking algorithm and user documentation preferences. Potential medical codes are also optionally presented for user consideration based on collected documentation and selected medical concepts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: VITALWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Kerry MARTIN, David KARNES, Victor SHARPE, Robert GOLD, Jill WOLF, Adrian SHOWALTER, Joseph NICHOLS
  • Publication number: 20160004825
    Abstract: Diagnosis and procedure terminology are ontologically organized according to context-based categories and medical concepts. The medical concepts are linked to aliases and medical codes used to document patient care. A user is guided to select and document additional medical concepts based on a medical concept dependency that has been created between certain medical concepts, some of which are required. A visual concept tree presents for user consideration all categories and medical concepts necessary to determine appropriate medical codes based on the disease, condition or injury in accordance with a ranking algorithm and user documentation preferences. Potential medical codes are also optionally presented for user consideration based on collected documentation and selected medical concepts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Kerry MARTIN, David KARNES, Victor SHARPE, Robert GOLD, Jill WOLF, Adrian SHOWALTER, Joseph NICHOLS
  • Publication number: 20060272782
    Abstract: A coupler assembly for coupling first and second roller tubes together includes first and second side assemblies. The first side assembly includes a clutch mechanism having first and second clutch members supported on a shaft for movement between a closed clutch condition in which the roller tubes rotate simultaneously and an opened clutch condition in which the tubes are uncoupled for relative rotation. The clutch mechanism includes a clutch drive member preferably including an elongated bar slidably received in an elongated groove defined on an exterior surface of the shaft. The clutch drive member may include a lug received in an interior of the second clutch member to apply a pulling force to the second clutch member. Alternatively, the clutch drive member may include a thrust member contacting the second clutch member to apply a pushing force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Nichols, M. Plazarte
  • Publication number: 20060137833
    Abstract: A coupling assembly for a multiple-tube roller shade includes a support assembly for rotatably supporting and connecting adjacently located tube-end portions and a clutch mechanism providing relative rotation therebetween. The support assembly includes a tube-end fitting and a torque-transferring drive transfer member contacting the tube. The clutch mechanism includes first and second clutch members respectively engaged and separated in closed and opened positions. A pull bar is translatable within one of the shafts and is moved by a draw pin received in aligned openings of the second clutch member, the shaft and the pull bar. The shaft openings are elongated for movement of the second clutch member between the closed and opened positions. An adjustment member threadedly engages the tube-end fitting for vertical adjustment of the fitting with respect to a support panel. The tube-end fitting is secured to a bracket having elongated openings for horizontal adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Nichols, Mark Walker
  • Publication number: 20050087313
    Abstract: A coupling assembly for a multiple-tube roller shade includes a support assembly for rotatably supporting and connecting adjacently located tube-end portions and a clutch mechanism providing relative rotation therebetween. The support assembly includes a tube-end fitting and a torque-transferring drive transfer member contacting the tube. The clutch mechanism includes first and second clutch members respectively engaged and separated in closed and opened positions. A pull bar is translatable within one of the shafts and is moved by a draw pin received in aligned openings of the second clutch member, the shaft and the pull bar. The shaft openings are elongated for movement of the second clutch member between the closed and opened positions. An adjustment member threadedly engages the tube-end fitting for vertical adjustment of the fitting with respect to a support panel. The tube-end fitting is secured to a bracket having elongated openings for horizontal adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Nichols, Mark Walker
  • Patent number: 6363282
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an automated software update to a programmer or equivalent device used in implantable medical device system is disclosed. The programmer comprises a remote instrument configuration database containing current instrument configuration information. The programmer user interface initiates an interface to a centralized globally accessible remote expert data center located at a distal location relative to the programmer. The remote expert data center includes an instrument configuration database containing configuration data for the programmer. The remote expert data center also includes a released software database containing software applications compatible with the programmer. Further, the remote expert data center contains a rule set database which identifies an approved software application for the programmer. A management component of the remote expert data center enables the transmission of the approved software application to the programmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Joseph Nichols, Kurt R. Linberg
  • Patent number: 5019087
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a hollow conduit comprised of a matrix of Type I collagen and laminin-containing material which conduit is used to promote nerve regeneration across a gap of a severed nerve. Methods of making the nerve regeneration conduit are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: American Biomaterials Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Nichols
  • Patent number: D346493
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Inventor: Joseph Nichols