Patents by Inventor Kevin Hudson

Kevin Hudson 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: 20190261984
    Abstract: A powered handle for a surgical stapler can have a drive system including an electric motor. The powered handle can include a manual articulation mechanism to articulate a jaw assembly coupled to a reload shaft connected to the handle. The manual articulation mechanism can include a ball screw mechanism that translates an articulation member responsive to rotation of an articulation knob when an instrument shaft is engaged with the handle. The articulation mechanism includes a release function that allows the jaw assembly to return to a longitudinally centered orientation. The powered handle includes a battery pack serving as a power supply for the drive system. A control system can control actuation of the motor based on user inputs and operating parameters of the stapler and can provide certain motor drive profiles for predetermined positions of the stapler. The powered handle can include a manual return mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Erik D. Nelson, Jonathan R. Nash, Timothy M. Hopkins, Kevin Hudson, Andy Pham, Zachary W. Gyugyi, Joshua A. Spalding, Christian A. Halvorsen
  • Patent number: 10351189
    Abstract: A robot system includes: an upper body section including one or more end-effectors; a lower body section including one or more legs; and an intermediate body section coupling the upper and lower body sections. An upper body control system operates at least one of the end-effectors. The intermediate body section experiences a first intermediate body linear force and/or moment based on an end-effector force acting on the at least one end-effector. A lower body control system operates the one or more legs. The one or more legs experience respective surface reaction forces. The intermediate body section experiences a second intermediate body linear force and/or moment based on the surface reaction forces. The lower body control system operates the one or more legs so that the second intermediate body linear force balances the first intermediate linear force and the second intermediate body moment balances the first intermediate body moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Blankespoor, Benjamin Stephens, Nicolas Hudson, Yeuhi Abe, Jennifer Barry
  • Publication number: 20190105096
    Abstract: An electrosurgical generator arranged to supply radio frequency (RF) energy to fuse tissue is provided. The generator is arranged to supply RF energy through a removably coupled electrosurgical instrument to fuse tissue grasped by the instrument. The generator monitors a phase angle of the supplied RF energy and adjusts or terminates the supplied RF energy based on the monitored phase angle in comparison to predetermined thresholds and conditions to optimally fuse the tissue. The electrosurgical instrument conducts radio frequency energy to fuse tissue captured between the jaws and a blade to mechanically cut tissue between the jaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Elliott, Gary Johnson, Duy Nguyen, Daniel McFarland, Jagdish Sabarad, Benjamin Linville-Engler, Jeremy Albrecht, Dan Durant, Gerald Kowalski, Lou Tiberia, Michael Whitlock, Michael Logan, Igor Gorin, Kevin Hudson, Hank Jacobs, Thomas Matthews
  • Publication number: 20190106545
    Abstract: A polysulfone-urethane copolymer is disclosed, which can be used as a membrane polymer, e.g., a matrix polymer, a pore forming agent, or both, while enhancing a membrane's blood compatibility. Methods are disclosed for forming the copolymer and incorporating the copolymer in membranes (e.g., spun hollow fibers, flat membranes) and other products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Russell, James White, Jiunn Teo, Kevin Hudson, Monica Hall, Praveen Kosaraju
  • Patent number: 10149713
    Abstract: An electrosurgical generator arranged to supply radio frequency (RF) energy to fuse tissue is provided. The generator is arranged to supply RF energy through a removably coupled electrosurgical instrument to fuse tissue grasped by the instrument. The generator monitors a phase angle of the supplied RF energy and adjusts or terminates the supplied RF energy based on the monitored phase angle in comparison to predetermined thresholds and conditions to optimally fuse the tissue. The electrosurgical instrument conducts radio frequency energy to fuse tissue captured between the jaws and a blade to mechanically cut tissue between the jaws. A conductive post positioned on the jaw adjacent to the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Elliott, Gary Johnson, Duy Nguyen, Daniel McFarland, Jagdish Sabarad, Benjamin Linville-Engler, Jeremy Albrecht, Dan Durant, Gerald Kowalski, Lou Tiberia, Michael Whitlock, Michael Logan, Igor Gorin, Kevin Hudson, Hank Jacobs, Thomas Matthews
  • Patent number: 10013248
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for reducing downtime during upgrades of interrelated components in a computing environment. The method commences while at least one running software application is executing within the computing environment by loading a plurality of database objects from an initial run edition into a patch edition. The database objects comprise at least one software application code module, at least one relational database table, and at least one file system. The method continues by applying at least one patch to the software application code module(s) corresponding to the running software application(s) to create patched software application(s), then applying patches to the relational database table to create a patched relational database table, and further applying a patch to the file system to create a patched file system. When the subject patches have been applied, the method stops the running software application(s) and starts the patched software application(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle international corporation
    Inventors: George Buzsaki, Kevin Hudson, Ivo Dujmovic, Sandeep Kadiyala, Venu Palakurthy
  • Publication number: 20170290583
    Abstract: A powered handle for a surgical stapler can have a drive system including an electric motor. The powered handle can include a manual articulation mechanism to articulate a jaw assembly coupled to a reload shaft connected to the handle. The manual articulation mechanism can include a ball screw mechanism that translates an articulation member responsive to rotation of an articulation knob. The articulation mechanism includes a release function that allows the jaw assembly to return to a longitudinally centered orientation. The powered handle includes a battery pack serving as a power supply for the drive system. A control system can control actuation of the motor based on user inputs and operating parameters of the stapler. The powered handle can include a manual return mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Christina N. Reed, Matthew M. Becerra, Andrew J. McCarthy, Scott Zimmerman, Joshua M. Schober, Steven E. Decker, Kevin Hudson, Andy Pham
  • Publication number: 20170237610
    Abstract: To provide greater efficiency in connecting and establishing communicational equipment, the communicational system type can be automatically detected and the communicational equipment can configure itself in accordance with the automatically detected communicational type. Additionally, to accommodate dynamic reconfiguration, or changes to the communicational type after an initial configuration, the communicational type can be automatically monitored and the communicationally equipment automatically reconfigured if changes are detected. Different sets of comparator circuitry can be utilized to compare the voltages observed at known inputs to known thresholds of different communicational types to automatically detect the communicational type being utilized by existing equipment to which the newly-connected equipment is communicationally coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Hudson, Jin Qiao
  • Publication number: 20160357549
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for reducing downtime during upgrades of interrelated components in a computing environment. The method commences while at least one running software application is executing within the computing environment by loading a plurality of database objects from an initial run edition into a patch edition. The database objects comprise at least one software application code module, at least one relational database table, and at least one file system. The method continues by applying at least one patch to the software application code module(s) corresponding to the running software application(s) to create patched software application(s), then applying patches to the relational database table to create a patched relational database table, and further applying a patch to the file system to create a patched file system. When the subject patches have been applied, the method stops the running software application(s) and starts the patched software application(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: George BUZSAKI, Kevin HUDSON, Ivo DUJMOVIC, Sandeep KADIYALA, Venu PALAKURTHY
  • Patent number: 9448784
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for reducing downtime during upgrades of interrelated components in a computing environment. The method commences while at least one running software application is executing within the computing environment by loading a plurality of database objects from an initial run edition into a patch edition. The database objects comprise at least one software application code module, at least one relational database table, and at least one file system. The method continues by applying at least one patch to the software application code module(s) corresponding to the running software application(s) to create patched software application(s), then applying patches to the relational database table to create a patched relational database table, and further applying a patch to the file system to create a patched file system. When the subject patches have been applied, the method stops the running software application(s) and starts the patched software application(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Buzaski, Kevin Hudson, Ivo Dujmovic, Sandeep Kadiyala, Venu Palakurthy
  • Patent number: 9353220
    Abstract: A process for making polyarylethers provides a reaction mixture that includes a dipolar aprotic solvent for polyarylether and polyarylether forming reactants, and reacts the polyarylether-forming reactants, with removing of water with nitrogen in the absence of azeotrope forming cosolvent and optionally replacing removed amounts with dipolar aprotic solvent. The process can further include directly wet spinning the reactor solution without recovery of the polymer from the dipolar aprotic solvent through a spinneret to form hollow fibers or flat sheets suitable for membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Selvaraj Savariar, Kevin Hudson, Geoffrey Andrew Russell, James Leslie White, Brett Allen Barton, Cheryl Ford, Jiunn Teo
  • Patent number: 9311305
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for managing upgrades of database systems using a transparently-patched seed data table. The method commences on a running system by copying (while software applications are running) portions of data comprising a seed data table to database table rows that are temporarily inaccessible by the software applications. The copy operation creates new rows (a seed data table copy) in a database table. The method continues while software applications are running by modifying the seed data table copy (e.g., by applying a patch). For a brief time, the method stops the software applications, then changes the database table rows that were temporarily inaccessible by the software applications to become accessible by the software applications and restarts the software application to point to the patched seed data table copy. The patch can add or change a column of the seed data table copy or its schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Buzaski, Kevin Hudson
  • Publication number: 20160000495
    Abstract: An electrosurgical generator arranged to supply radio frequency (RF) energy to fuse tissue is provided. The generator is arranged to supply RF energy through a removably coupled electrosurgical instrument to fuse tissue grasped by the instrument. The generator monitors a phase angle of the supplied RF energy and adjusts or terminates the supplied RF energy based on the monitored phase angle in comparison to predetermined thresholds and conditions to optimally fuse the tissue. The electrosurgical instrument conducts radio frequency energy to fuse tissue captured between the jaws and a blade to mechanically cut tissue between the jaws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Patrick Elliott, Gary Johnson, Duy Nguyen, Daniel McFarland, Jagdish Sabarad, Benjamin Linville-Engler, Jeremy Albrecht, Dan Durant, Jerry Kowalski, Lou Tiberia, Michael Whitlock, Michael Logan, Igor Gorin, Kevin Hudson, Hank Jacobs, Thomas Matthews
  • Publication number: 20150048533
    Abstract: A process for making polyarylethers provides a reaction mixture that includes a dipolar aprotic solvent for polyarylether and polyarylether forming reactants, and reacts the polyarylether-forming reactants, with removing of water with nitrogen in the absence of azeotrope forming cosolvent and optionally replacing removed amounts with dipolar aprotic solvent. The process can further include directly wet spinning the reactor solution without recovery of the polymer from the dipolar aprotic solvent through a spinneret to form hollow fibers or flat sheets suitable for membranes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc
    Inventors: Selvaraj Savariar, Kevin Hudson, Geoffrey Andrew Russell, James Leslie White, Brett Allen Barton
  • Publication number: 20140101645
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for managing upgrades of database systems using a transparently-patched seed data table. The method commences on a running system by copying (while software applications are running) portions of data comprising a seed data table to database table rows that are temporarily inaccessible by the software applications. The copy operation creates new rows (a seed data table copy) in a database table. The method continues while software applications are running by modifying the seed data table copy (e.g., by applying a patch). For a brief time, the method stops the software applications, then changes the database table rows that were temporarily inaccessible by the software applications to become accessible by the software applications and restarts the software application to point to the patched seed data table copy. The patch can add or change a column of the seed data table copy or its schema.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: George BUZASKI, Kevin HUDSON, Santiago Xavier BASTIDAS, Ivo DUJMOVIC, Maximiliano ARDERIUS
  • Publication number: 20140101650
    Abstract: A method for transparently upgrading derived database objects commences upon analysis of the data dictionary definition for an initial derived database object as compared to the data dictionary definition for a patched derived database object, then determining if a regenerated instance of the derived database object would be logically different from the initial derived database object. The determination is based on comparisons of the definitions of the initial derived database objects and patched definitions of respective database objects. The method produces a regenerated instance of the derived database object when a regenerated instance of the patched derived database object would be logically different from the initial derived database object. The method will suppress the production of a regenerated instance when a regenerated instance of the derived database object would not be logically different from the initial derived database object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: George BUZASKI, Kevin HUDSON, Santiago Xavier BASTIDAS, Ivo DUJMOVIC, Maximiliano ARDERIUS
  • Publication number: 20140101646
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for reducing downtime during upgrades of interrelated components in a computing environment. The method commences while at least one running software application is executing within the computing environment by loading a plurality of database objects from an initial run edition into a patch edition. The database objects comprise at least one software application code module, at least one relational database table, and at least one file system. The method continues by applying at least one patch to the software application code module(s) corresponding to the running software application(s) to create patched software application(s), then applying patches to the relational database table to create a patched relational database table, and further applying a patch to the file system to create a patched file system. When the subject patches have been applied, the method stops the running software application(s) and starts the patched software application(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: George BUZASKI, Kevin HUDSON, Santiago Xavier BASTIDAS, Ivo DUJMOVIC, Maximiliano ARDERIUS
  • Patent number: 8527668
    Abstract: In a nuclear process control system, a priority logic module (PLM) is provided. The priority logic module comprises a plurality of input ports, each input port associated with one of a plurality of priorities, a plurality of output ports, and a test mode select port associated with a test mode select signal. The test mode select signal selects one of a normal mode or test mode, each mode being associated with matching signals received by the input ports to signals sent by the output ports. The priority logic module further comprises a configurable priority logic circuit, wherein the priority logic circuit maps one of the input ports to one of the output ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. DiBartolomeo, Kevin Hudson, Gary T. Hufton, Peter P. Kral, Ajay P. Mishra, Huan V. Nguyen, Francis W. Walker, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120124255
    Abstract: In a nuclear process control system, a priority logic module (PLM) is provided. The priority logic module comprises a plurality of input ports, each input port associated with one of a plurality of priorities, a plurality of output ports, and a test mode select port associated with a test mode select signal. The test mode select signal selects one of a normal mode or test mode, each mode being associated with matching signals received by the input ports to signals sent by the output ports. The priority logic module further comprises a configurable priority logic circuit, wherein the priority logic circuit maps one of the input ports to one of the output ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: INVENSYS SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: John A. DiBartolomeo, Kevin Hudson, Gary T. Hufton, Peter P. Kral, Ajay P. Mishra, Huan V. Nguyen, Francis W. Walker, JR.
  • Patent number: 7752207
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention provide for a computer based method for crawling application data from an application data store. The applications data store has business objects of an application stored thereon. The method may include identifying a first request for application data received from a search engine as a seed universal resource locator (URL). A crawlable definition for the identified business object is accessed, the crawlable definition including a query selecting one or more attributes of the business object. Moreover, the method can include sending the query to the application data store and receiving query results in response thereto. Additionally, the method can include forming a crawlable document which includes the retrieved results of the business object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: George Buzsaki, Kevin Hudson, Anping Wang, David Lam