Patents by Inventor Lucas Fernandez

Lucas Fernandez 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: 20220160067
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a helmet (1) intended to surround the skull of a user (10); wherein the helmet (1) comprises a storage chamber (14) in a rear portion of the helmet (1), and which contains a pressurized gas; an activation mechanism to expand the expandable gas; at least one sensor (5), to detect an imminent accident; a bag (13) housed in the back of the helmet (1), connected to the compressed gas; and a control device (3), for inflating the bag (13) with the expanded pressurized gas moments before an accident detected by the sensor or sensors (5); wherein the bag (13), once inflated (2), emerges from the rear portion of the helmet (1), intended to protect the lateral area of the neck, the cervical area and the base of the skull.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Marc MILLET SOLANELLAS, Nil OLEAGA ORTEGA, Lucas LLOBET CUSI, Alejandro FERNÁNDEZ TOMÁS
  • Patent number: 10898695
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that is operable in different modes to perform various functions for treating a body lumen. The apparatus includes a shaft including proximal and distal ends, a lumen extending there between, and a balloon on the distal end. The apparatus includes a valve on the distal end that selectively opens or closes an outlet communicating with the lumen. With the valve open, fluid introduced into the lumen exits the outlet into a body lumen. With the valve closed, fluid introduced into the lumen expands the balloon. The valve may be biased to be closed, e.g., by a spring element disposed within the balloon. Optionally, the apparatus also includes an actuator for expanding a helical member within the balloon interior, e.g., either before or after expanding the balloon, such that the helical member and balloon may adopt an expanded helical shape for removing material within a body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ARROW INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Krolik, Gwendolyn Watanabe, Juan Domingo, Ray Betelia, James H. Dreher, Daryush Mirzaee, Lucas Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10624656
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering fluid into a body lumen during a medical procedure. A distal end of an apparatus may be introduced into a body lumen, and a valve on the distal end may be opened to deliver fluid through a first lumen into the body lumen, e.g., contrast and/or other diagnostic or therapeutic agents. The valve may be closed, and a procedure may be performed within the body lumen, e.g., using a treatment element carried on the distal end. For example, the treatment element may include a balloon that may be inflated when fluid is delivered through the first lumen with the valve closed. Optionally, a prosthesis, energy source, drug platform, and the like may be carried by the balloon for treating the body lumen. In various embodiments, the valve may be located proximal or distal to the treatment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Arrow International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Krolik, Juan Domingo, Gwendolyn Watanabe, Ray Betelia, Lucas Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20180093080
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that is operable in different modes to perform various functions for treating a body lumen. The apparatus includes a shaft including proximal and distal ends, a lumen extending there between, and a balloon on the distal end. The apparatus includes a valve on the distal end that selectively opens or closes an outlet communicating with the lumen. With the valve open, fluid introduced into the lumen exits the outlet into a body lumen. With the valve closed, fluid introduced into the lumen expands the balloon. The valve may be biased to be closed, e.g., by a spring element disposed within the balloon. Optionally, the apparatus also includes an actuator for expanding a helical member within the balloon interior, e.g., either before or after expanding the balloon, such that the helical member and balloon may adopt an expanded helical shape for removing material within a body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. KROLIK, Gwendolyn Watanabe, Juan Domingo, Ray Betelia, James H. Dreher, Daryush Mirzaee, Lucas Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20170367720
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering fluid into a body lumen during a medical procedure. A distal end of an apparatus may be introduced into a body lumen, and a valve on the distal end may be opened to deliver fluid through a first lumen into the body lumen, e.g., contrast and/or other diagnostic or therapeutic agents. The valve may be closed, and a procedure may be performed within the body lumen, e.g., using a treatment element carried on the distal end. For example, the treatment element may include a balloon that may be inflated when fluid is delivered through the first lumen with the valve closed. Optionally, a prosthesis, energy source, drug platform, and the like may be carried by the balloon for treating the body lumen. In various embodiments, the valve may be located proximal or distal to the treatment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. KROLIK, Juan DOMINGO, Gwendolyn WATANABE, Ray BETELIA, Lucas FERNANDEZ
  • Patent number: 9833599
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that is operable in different modes to perform various functions for treating a body lumen. The apparatus includes a shaft including proximal and distal ends, a lumen extending there between, and a balloon on the distal end. The apparatus includes a valve on the distal end that selectively opens or closes an outlet communicating with the lumen. With the valve open, fluid introduced into the lumen exits the outlet into a body lumen. With the valve closed, fluid introduced into the lumen expands the balloon. The valve may be biased to be closed, e.g., by a spring element disposed within the balloon. Optionally, the apparatus also includes an actuator for expanding a helical member within the balloon interior, e.g., either before or after expanding the balloon, such that the helical member and balloon may adopt an expanded helical shape for removing material within a body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hotspur Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Krolik, Gwendolyn Watanabe, Juan Domingo, Ray Betelia, James H. Dreher, Daryush Mirzaee, Lucas Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9757137
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering fluid into a body lumen during a medical procedure. A distal end of an apparatus may be introduced into a body lumen, and a valve on the distal end may be opened to deliver fluid through a first lumen into the body lumen, e.g., contrast and/or other diagnostic or therapeutic agents. The valve may be closed, and a procedure may be performed within the body lumen, e.g., using a treatment element carried on the distal end. For example, the treatment element may include a balloon that may be inflated when fluid is delivered through the first lumen with the valve closed. Optionally, a prosthesis, energy source, drug platform, and the like may be carried by the balloon for treating the body lumen. In various embodiments, the valve may be located proximal or distal to the treatment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: HOTSPUR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Krolik, Juan Domingo, Gwendolyn Watanabe, Ray Betelia, Lucas Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9754392
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to data visualization. In aspects, a caller sends a request to draw a set of shapes that have a shape type common among the shapes. The request may be for a static drawing or 1 of N animation frames. If the device has a graphical processing unit (GPU) that is available, GPU code is generated for the GPU to draw the set of shapes. Otherwise, CPU code is generated to draw the set of shapes. The drawing code is tailored to the constant, data-mapped, and animated attribute values specified by the caller and omits conditional statements that test values that are computable prior to drawing the shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Roland Lucas Fernandez, Steven M. Drucker
  • Publication number: 20150320983
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering fluid into a body lumen during a medical procedure. A distal end of an apparatus may be introduced into a body lumen, and a valve on the distal end may be opened to deliver fluid through a first lumen into the body lumen, e.g., contrast and/or other diagnostic or therapeutic agents. The valve may be closed, and a procedure may be performed within the body lumen, e.g., using a treatment element carried on the distal end. For example, the treatment element may include a balloon that may be inflated when fluid is delivered through the first lumen with the valve closed. Optionally, a prosthesis, energy source, drug platform, and the like may be carried by the balloon for treating the body lumen. In various embodiments, the valve may be located proximal or distal to the treatment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. KROLIK, Juan DOMINGO, Gwendolyn WATANABE, Ray BETELIA, Lucas FERNANDEZ
  • Patent number: 9101382
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering fluid into a body lumen during a medical procedure. A distal end of an apparatus may be introduced into a body lumen, and a valve on the distal end may be opened to deliver fluid through a first lumen into the body lumen, e.g., contrast and/or other diagnostic or therapeutic agents. The valve may be closed, and a procedure may be performed within the body lumen, e.g., using a treatment element carried on the distal end. For example, the treatment element may include a balloon that may be inflated when fluid is delivered through the first lumen with the valve closed. Optionally, a prosthesis, energy source, drug platform, and the like may be carried by the balloon for treating the body lumen. In various embodiments, the valve may be located proximal or distal to the treatment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: HOTSPUR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Krolik, Juan Domingo, Gwendolyn Watanabe, Ray Betelia, Lucas Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20150202416
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that is operable in different modes to perform various functions for treating a body lumen. The apparatus includes a shaft including proximal and distal ends, a lumen extending there between, and a balloon on the distal end. The apparatus includes a valve on the distal end that selectively opens or closes an outlet communicating with the lumen. With the valve open, fluid introduced into the lumen exits the outlet into a body lumen. With the valve closed, fluid introduced into the lumen expands the balloon. The valve may be biased to be closed, e.g., by a spring element disposed within the balloon. Optionally, the apparatus also includes an actuator for expanding a helical member within the balloon interior, e.g., either before or after expanding the balloon, such that the helical member and balloon may adopt an expanded helical shape for removing material within a body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. KROLIK, Gwendolyn WATANABE, Juan DOMINGO, Ray BETELIA, James H. DREHER, Daryush MIRZAEE, Lucas FERNANDEZ
  • Patent number: 8945160
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that is operable in different modes to perform various functions for treating a body lumen. The apparatus includes a shaft including proximal and distal ends, a lumen extending therebetween, and a balloon on the distal end. The apparatus includes a valve on the distal end that selectively opens or closes an outlet communicating with the lumen. With the valve open, fluid introduced into the lumen exits the outlet into a body lumen. With the valve closed, fluid introduced into the lumen expands the balloon. The valve may be biased to be closed, e.g., by a spring element disposed within the balloon. Optionally, the apparatus also includes an actuator for expanding a helical member within the balloon interior, e.g., either before or after expanding the balloon, such that the helical member and balloon may adopt an expanded helical shape for removing material within a body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hotspur Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Krolik, Gwendolyn Watanabe, Juan Domingo, Ray Betelia, James H. Dreher, Daryush Mirzaee, Lucas Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8926649
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering fluid into a body lumen during a medical procedure. A distal end of an apparatus may be introduced into a body lumen, and a valve on the distal end may be opened to deliver fluid through a first lumen into the body lumen, e.g., contrast and/or other diagnostic or therapeutic agents. The valve may be closed, and a procedure may be performed within the body lumen, e.g., using a treatment element carried on the distal end. For example, the treatment element may include a balloon that may be inflated when fluid is delivered through the first lumen with the valve closed. Optionally, a prosthesis, energy source, drug platform, and the like may be carried by the balloon for treating the body lumen. In various embodiments, the valve may be located proximal or distal to the treatment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hotspur Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Krolik, Juan Domingo, Gwendolyn Watanabe, Ray Betelia, Lucas Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20140371875
    Abstract: The invention proposes a system comprising: a plurality of pieces of equipment, each of them being able to receive a group of participants, each piece of equipment defining a position for a participant and each piece of equipment being provided with a digital processing unit, a central server, network communications means between the central server and the plurality of pieces of equipment, a plurality of participants' terminals capable of network communications with the central server and of interacting with the processing unit of the piece of equipment, means for managing sessions on the piece of equipment, implemented by cooperation between the central server and the processing units of the pieces of equipment via the communications means, and control and identification means implemented by cooperation between the central server, the processing units of the pieces of equipment and the terminals and allowing, on the one hand, the access to sessions on the equipment by a group of participants and their ide
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: TECBAK
    Inventors: Jerome BOYE, Regis WEILL, Lucas FERNANDEZ, Yvan FREDRIC
  • Publication number: 20140247271
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to data visualization. In aspects, a caller sends a request to draw a set of shapes that have a shape type common among the shapes. The request may be for a static drawing or 1 of N animation frames. If the device has a graphical processing unit (GPU) that is available, GPU code is generated for the GPU to draw the set of shapes. Otherwise, CPU code is generated to draw the set of shapes. To enhance performance, the drawing code is tailored to the constant, data-mapped, and animated attribute values specified by the caller and omits conditional statements that test values that are computable prior to drawing the shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Roland Lucas Fernandez, Steven M. Drucker
  • Patent number: 8309892
    Abstract: There is disclosed a control system for operating automotive vehicle components. The control system typically includes at least a control module programmed with instructions for controlling a heater, a ventilator or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: W.E.T. Automotive System, Ltd
    Inventors: Lucas Fernandez, Konstantin Majarov
  • Publication number: 20120197193
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering fluid into a body lumen during a medical procedure. A distal end of an apparatus may be introduced into a body lumen, and a valve on the distal end may be opened to deliver fluid through a first lumen into the body lumen, e.g., contrast and/or other diagnostic or therapeutic agents. The valve may be closed, and a procedure may be performed within the body lumen, e.g., using a treatment element carried on the distal end. For example, the treatment element may include a balloon that may be inflated when fluid is delivered through the first lumen with the valve closed. Optionally, a prosthesis, energy source, drug platform, and the like may be carried by the balloon for treating the body lumen. In various embodiments, the valve may be located proximal or distal to the treatment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: HOTSPUR TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Krolik, Juan Domingo, Gwendolyn Watanabe, Ray Betelia, Lucas Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20120078096
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering fluid into a body lumen during a medical procedure. A distal end of an apparatus may be introduced into a body lumen, and a valve on the distal end may be opened to deliver fluid through a first lumen into the body lumen, e.g., contrast and/or other diagnostic or therapeutic agents. The valve may be closed, and a procedure may be performed within the body lumen, e.g., using a treatment element carried on the distal end. For example, the treatment element may include a balloon that may be inflated when fluid is delivered through the first lumen with the valve closed. Optionally, a prosthesis, energy source, drug platform, and the like may be carried by the balloon for treating the body lumen. In various embodiments, the valve may be located proximal or distal to the treatment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Krolik, Juan Domingo, Gwendolyn Watanabe, Ray Betelia, Lucas Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20110125132
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that is operable in different modes to perform various functions for treating a body lumen. The apparatus includes a shaft including proximal and distal ends, a lumen extending therebetween, and a balloon on the distal end. The apparatus includes a valve on the distal end that selectively opens or closes an outlet communicating with the lumen. With the valve open, fluid introduced into the lumen exits the outlet into a body lumen. With the valve closed, fluid introduced into the lumen expands the balloon. The valve may be biased to be closed, e.g., by a spring element disposed within the balloon. Optionally, the apparatus also includes an actuator for expanding a helical member within the balloon interior, e.g., either before or after expanding the balloon, such that the helical member and balloon may adopt an expanded helical shape for removing material within a body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: HOTSPUR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Krolik, Gwendolyn Watanabe, Juan Domingo, Ray Betelia, James H. Dreher, Daryush Mirzaee, Lucas Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20100314382
    Abstract: There is disclosed a control system for operating automotive vehicle components. The control system typically includes at least a control module programmed with instructions for controlling a heater, a ventilator or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Lucas Fernandez, Konstantin Majarov