Patents by Inventor Larry S. Matthews

Larry S. Matthews 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: 10593521
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing substrates are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a substrate support to support a substrate in a processing chamber includes a dielectric insulator plate; a conductive plate supported on the dielectric insulator plate, the conductive plate comprising a top surface and a bottom surface defining a thickness between the top surface and the bottom surface, wherein an edge portion of the conductive plate tapers in a radially outward direction; and a dielectric plate comprising a substrate support surface disposed upon the top surface of the conductor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Larry Frazier, Cheng-Hsiung Matthew Tsai, John C. Forster, Mei Po Yeung, Michael S. Jackson
  • Patent number: 4778473
    Abstract: An improved prosthesis interface surface is incorporated on any implantable component where stable long lasting bone fixation is needed. The surface achieves immediate stabilization of the prosthetic component and promotes bony tissue ingrowth by either making the surface of a porous metal or ceramic or coating the surface of the interface surface with a porous metal or ceramic. In the preferred embodiment, the surface includes a large number of conical protrusions which are specifically designed to resist shear and torsional disruptive forces while accommodating the compression loads that occur during motion of a joint prosthesis. By utilizing a series of conical protrusions, the surface contact area of the interface surface is much greater than interface surfaces now in use and this large surface contact area improves stability and provides a large area for secure bony ingrowth fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Larry S. Matthews, Steven A. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 4739769
    Abstract: This invention provides a means of measurement tissue pressure in muscle compartments and other regions in humans and other animals. An appropriate length, for example, 6 to 12 inches of thin plastic tubing, typically less than 3 mm outside diameters, is prepared as a working part of the tissue pressure transducer. A portion of the plastic tubing including the thin wall section such as a bubble is inserted into the muscle tissue for which pressure measurement is desired to be made. A fluid is circulated through the tubing at a constant flow rate. When the internal pressure of the tubing is greater than the external pressure, the bubble expands and there is no increase in the flow resistance of the system. When the pressure on the outside exceeds the normal system operating pressure, the thin wall section or bubble contracts, resistance to flow increases, and the system pressure increases. This increase in system pressure is directly proportional to tissue pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Board of Reagents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Larry S. Matthews, Steven A. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 4706659
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a flexible connecting shaft for an intramedullary reamer. In each embodiment, several short segments or links are attached together to form an elongated flexible shaft which shaft is designed, due to the specific attachment means for the links, to bend along its longitudinal axis while transmitting torque without any lag in such transmission. A link at one end of the flexible shaft as made by a plurality of the links includes means provided for attachment to a torque providing device such as an electric motor. At the opposite end of the shaft, the last link includes structure thereon enabling connection to a drill bit. The various embodiments disclose different ways of interconnecting the links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Larry S. Matthews, Steven A. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 4659331
    Abstract: An improved prosthesis interface surface is incorporated on any implantable component where stable long lasting bone fixation is needed. The surface achieves immediate stabilization of the prosthetic component and promotes bony tissue ingrowth by either making the surface of a porous metal or ceramic or coating the surface of the interface surface with a porous metal or ceramic. In the preferred embodiment, the surface includes a large number of conical protrusions which are specifically designed to resist shear and torsional disruptive forces while accommodating the compression loads that occur during motion of a joint prosthesis. By utilizing a series of conical protrusions, the surface contact area of the interface surface is much greater than interface surfaces now in use and this large surface contact area improves stability and provides a large area for secure bony ingrowth fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Regents of University of Michigan
    Inventors: Larry S. Matthews, Steven A. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 4473070
    Abstract: An intramedullary reamer comprising a tapered cylindrical body member, a groove extending along the opposite sides and across the small end of the body member, a plurality of longitudinally disposed valleys disposed in advance of the groove to facilitate removal of cutting chips and a replaceable blade adapted to fit into the groove in the body member, the cutting edge of the blade being exposed above said groove, the open end of the blade being provided with locking means to secure the blade to the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1984
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Larry S. Matthews, Steven A. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 4306570
    Abstract: An universally applicable biopsy needle includes two counter-rotating tubes having oppositely facing sawteeth formed on the distal ends thereof. A gear system transmits a driving force to the tubes, causing the counter-rotation which permits the sawteeth to act in a sawing manner for penetration of bone samples and in a cutting manner for soft tissues. Use of an outer cannula allows safe insertion of the needle to the location of the desired sample, and various grasping means are used to extract the sample core. The concentric, telescoping needles provide a sample preserving the natural architecture and orientation of the tissue or cell types, while minimizing harming and maceration of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1981
    Inventor: Larry S. Matthews