Patents by Inventor Kevin M. Helle

Kevin M. Helle 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: 9726591
    Abstract: A dual-filter dual-integrity test conduit assembly allows for in-situ testing of both filters with separate, duplicate systems for membrane integrity so that if the first tester filter fails, the second filter may be tested with a different, but identical method with its own gauges and nitrogen supply so as to further isolate malfunctions of the filter integrity test equipment as a cause for erroneous batch failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin M Helle, Michael T Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170001159
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and devices for mixing the contents of a mixing container, the device including a container defining a container cavity, the container including a bottom wall supporting a hollow shaft, the shaft supporting an impeller thereon such that the impeller is free to rotate about the shaft, the impeller including a central passageway therethrough for receiving the shaft, the container further including an elongate evacuation tube having a first end positioned within the passageway of the shaft and an opposed second end extending to a port of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin M. Helle, Robert F. CHISHOLM, Jay Christopher Reed, Michael T. SCHNEIDER
  • Publication number: 20150352013
    Abstract: Asceptic transfer through a needle penetrating a septum is accomplished by inserting an elongate inner tube through the needle and delivering a product fluid through the inner tube. Inner tube is desirably made from a polymer such as PTFE and product fluid does not contact the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin M HELLE
  • Publication number: 20150325321
    Abstract: The present invention provides a radiation-shielding container for a radiopharmaceutical that allows or a product fluid to be dispensed from a base component thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin M. HELLE, Jay C. REED, Robert F. CHISHOLM
  • Publication number: 20150316462
    Abstract: A dual-filter dual-integrity test conduit assembly allows for in-situ testing of both filters with separate, duplicate systems for membrane integrity so that if the first tester filter fails, the second filter may be tested with a different, but identical method with its own gauges and nitrogen supply so as to further isolate malfunctions of the filter integrity test equipment as a cause for erroneous batch failures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin M Helle, Michael T Schneider
  • Patent number: 7001326
    Abstract: A loader device, for dispensing implantation seeds from a seed magazine, comprising a body (3), seed magazine receiving and locating means (27), seed dispensing means (37) for ejecting seeds from a seed magazine, and a seed-transporting path (17) leading to a dispensing outlet (8), which loader device further comprises a spacer-transporting path (29, 31, 33, 35) for transporting spacers through the device to the dispensing outlet (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventors: Jay C. Reed, Kevin M. Helle
  • Patent number: 6926657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a loader device, for dispensing implantation seeds from a seed magazine and, optionally, a spacer magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Medi-Physics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay C. Reed, Kevin M. Helle
  • Patent number: 6669622
    Abstract: A loader device, for dispensing implantation seeds from a seed magazine, comprising a body (3), seed magazine receiving and locating means (27,), seed dispensing means (37) for ejecting seeds from a seed magazine, and a seed-transporting path (17) leading to a dispensing outlet (8), which loader device further comprises a spacer-transporting path (29, 31, 33, 35) for transporting spacers through the device to the dispensing outlet (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Medi-Physics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay C. Reed, Kevin M. Helle
  • Publication number: 20020058854
    Abstract: A loader device, for dispensing implantation seeds from a seed magazine, comprising a body (3), seed magazine receiving and locating means (27,), seed dispensing means (37) for ejecting seeds from a seed magazine, and a seed-transporting path (17) leading to a dispensing outlet (8), which loader device further comprises a spacer-transporting path (29, 31, 33, 35) for transporting spacers through the device to the dispensing outlet (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Jay C. Reed, Kevin M. Helle