Patents by Inventor Larry Wood

Larry Wood 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: 20190200969
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a medical device having an elongate shaft having a distal end and a controller coupled to the shaft. A control member can extend through at least part of the elongate shaft and at least part of the controller, wherein the control member in a tensioned configuration can be moveable by the controller to control the distal end of the shaft and the control member can be slack in an untensioned configuration. A tensioning mechanism can be configured to move relative to at least one of the elongate shaft and the controller to tension the control member and automatically lock the control member in the tensioned configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Boston scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry STANTON, John Golden, Gary Kappel, Mark Wood, Bernadette Durr, Brandon Zalewski, Ken Keene, Barry Weitzner, Paul Smith, Naroun Suon
  • Patent number: 9227298
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sound level meter that may be removably coupled to a saw blade sharpening apparatus to aid in safe, reliable, reproducible and effective saw blade sharpening. The sound level meter is adapted to be removably attached to the saw blade sharpening apparatus and to provide accurate and reliable indication of interference between the saw blade and the saw blade sharpening stones. The sound level meter is capable of detecting interference even in the often noisy operating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Larry Wood, Bernard Justin King
  • Publication number: 20150217426
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sound level meter that may be removably coupled to a saw blade sharpening apparatus to aid in safe, reliable, reproducible and effective saw blade sharpening. The sound level meter is adapted to be removably attached to the saw blade sharpening apparatus and to provide accurate and reliable indication of interference between the saw blade and the saw blade sharpening stones. The sound level meter is capable of detecting interference even in the often noisy operating environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Larry Wood, Bernard Justin King
  • Patent number: 8784480
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering a prosthetic device through the vasculature of a patient includes a radially expandable member coupled to the distal end of an elongate shaft. The expandable member has an open frame configuration and an outer mounting surface for mounting the prosthetic device in a collapsed state thereon. The expandable member expands radially outwards from a first configuration to a second configuration to expand a prosthetic device mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David Taylor, Philippe Marchand, Larry Wood, Robert Bowes
  • Publication number: 20130310918
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering a prosthetic device through the vasculature of a patient includes a radially expandable member coupled to the distal end of an elongate shaft. The expandable member has an open frame configuration and an outer mounting surface for mounting the prosthetic device in a collapsed state thereon. The expandable member expands radially outwards from a first configuration to a second configuration to expand a prosthetic device mounted thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: David Taylor, Philippe Marchand, Larry Wood, Robert Bowes
  • Patent number: 8500798
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Yaron Keidar, Assaf Bash
  • Patent number: 8460368
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a prosthetic device through the vasculature of a patient includes a radially expandable member coupled to the distal end of an elongate shaft. The expandable member has an open frame configuration and an outer mounting surface for mounting the prosthetic device in a collapsed state thereon. The expandable member expands radially outwards from a first configuration to a second configuration to expand a prosthetic device mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Taylor, Philippe Marchand, Larry Wood, Robert Bowes
  • Publication number: 20110061244
    Abstract: A novel abrasive cutting string for use in a string trimmer provides for a thermoplastic string with abrasives in the surface, but not in the central core of the string, the string being wound on a spool for rotation and incremental extension of at least one extremity in combination with the operation of the string trimmer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Larry Wood, Ed Ledford
  • Patent number: 7708775
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Yaron Keidar, Assaf Bash
  • Publication number: 20090228093
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a prosthetic device through the vasculature of a patient includes a radially expandable member coupled to the distal end of an elongate shaft. The expandable member has an open frame configuration and an outer mounting surface for mounting the prosthetic device in a collapsed state thereon. The expandable member expands radially outwards from a first configuration to a second configuration to expand a prosthetic device mounted thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: David M. Taylor, Philippe Marchand, Larry Wood, Robert Bowes
  • Publication number: 20070017448
    Abstract: A system is provided herein for monitoring the quality of milk which is stored at a dairy facility comprising sensors, e.g., analog and/or digital sensors that are installed on equipment on a dairy farm. Such sensors report information through a communication device that sends the information, e.g., over wire-line or wireless telephony to a network operations center. The network operation center includes resident software which is programmed to interpret that information. Then, the software firstly determines whether the dairy farm operator needs to receive an alert or informational message via telephone or any other electronic communications device suggesting that the operator take appropriate action. Secondly, if necessary, the software then presents the alert and sensor information on a customized secure web site that the operator can access to review the information and prepare the compliance reporting for, e.g., HACCP-type activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: Dairy Cheq Inc.
    Inventors: Hilco Stevens, John Stevens, Jack Bosman, Larry Wood
  • Publication number: 20060287719
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Stanton Rowe, Larry Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Yaron Keidar, Assaf Bash
  • Publication number: 20060287717
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Stanton Rowe, Larry Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Yaron Keidar, Assaf Bash
  • Publication number: 20060156315
    Abstract: A client program in a client/server relationship receives commands creating a specific implementation of graphical user interface (GUI) components and receives any data to be displayed in the interface components from the server program. As the end user interacts with the client, the client returns events and data to the server for processing. The commands and events constitute a protocol, published via an API. The transmission of commands events between the client and server is accomplished without linking the programs. The specific GUI implementation is specified by the server application and revealed to the client only at run time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Larry Wood, Jonathan Richards, Eric Katz, Adam Rieger
  • Publication number: 20050284097
    Abstract: System and method for localizing a zone wherein wall modules, terminator support modules, column modules and spanner modules are arranged to define one or more zone boundaries. The modules are structured as polymeric shells. The wall modules and terminator support modules are configured with integrally formed tongue-and-groove joints and when used with outdoor zones may be filled with a ballast such as a liquid. The columns are configured with receptor cavities at their tops to receive roof-defining canopy structures, sight simulators and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: William Dascenzo, George Baughman, Kristin Kern, Larry Wood
  • Publication number: 20020023527
    Abstract: A guide for the blade of a band saw providing support for the rear edge and sides of the blade. The guide utilizes two cylindrical rings or anvils that may be adjusted to contact the sides of the blade. A rotating spool within the anvils provides the support for the rear edge of the blade. The spool may be easily adjusted to provide support for blades of varying depth. The entire guide may be mounted on the guide arm of most band saw blades and pivoted into position through the use of an adjustable saddle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventor: Larry Wood
  • Patent number: 6012185
    Abstract: A pair of stackable, nestable blocks for elevating the leg of a bed to a plurality of selectable heights employs first and second blocks that each have upper and lower ends, with recesses being provided in at least one of the ends of each block that can be oriented upwardly to receive and support the foot or lower end region of a bed leg. Each block has a different length, which enables each block, used separately, to support the bed leg at a different height. Recesses of differing depths preferably are provided in opposite ends of at least one of the blocks, whereby the block or blocks that have dual-depth recesses can be inverted to provide bed leg support at two different heights. One of the two blocks preferably has a larger size than the other and is provided with recess(es) large enough to receive and support one or both of the end regions of the other of the blocks, whereby the smaller-size block can be stacked and nested atop the larger-size block to provide still more bed leg elevation heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Rest Right, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Woods, Myron E. Ullman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5202568
    Abstract: The simultaneous monitoring of possibly uncrimped metal reinforcing clips on the mounting arms of a plastic housing or of a warped housing by photoelectric means and the determination of the presence or absence of the clips by electromagnetic switches in combination provide a significant improvement in the assembly and mounting of housing components to frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Central Ohio Plastic Corporation
    Inventor: Larry Woods
  • Patent number: 5150555
    Abstract: A siding clip is formed from a planar sheet folded to create forward and rearward legs connected along a horizontal upper fold, with the forward leg being bent forwardly and then downwardly to form a downwardly opening longitudinal slot with respect to the rearward leg. The rearward leg depends downwardly beyond the lower end of the forward leg, and is then bent forwardly and downwardly so as to be received within a longitudinal slot in a siding panel. A fastener may be affixed through an aperture in the forward and rearward legs so as to connect the siding clip to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Inventor: Larry A. Wood
  • Patent number: H2183
    Abstract: An environmentally sealable plastic shipping container is provided that includes a main container cover and body portion fabricated of a set of plastic extrusions and end caps, connected by tenon-type joints facilitating construction using commercially available adhesives and optional aluminum extrusions with commercially available mechanical fasteners where desirable for rapid opening or closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Larry A. Wood