Patents by Inventor Lynn Rasmussen

Lynn Rasmussen 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: 20130096175
    Abstract: Provided are compounds which generally have a triketone structure. Examples of the compounds include derivatives of 1,3-cyclohexanedione, such as: 1,3-cyclohexanedione, 2-propanoyl-5-cyclohexyl-; 1,3-cyclohexanedione, 2-propanoyl-5-[4-fluorophenyl]-; 1,3-cyclohexanedione, 2-acetyl-5-[thien-2-yl]-; 1,3-cyclohexanedione, 2-acetyl-5-butyl-; and 1,3-cyclohexanedione, 2-propanoyl-5-[bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-en-5-yl]-. The compounds can be used to alter the lifespan of eukaryotic organisms and treat inflammation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicants: SOUTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
    Inventors: David S. Goldfarb, Joseph A. Maddry, Lynn Rasmussen, Ellie Lucile White, Krister Wennerberg
  • Publication number: 20130085133
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to novel compounds of formulas (1) through (19) and to a method for treating humans infected with a virus including various respiratory viruses such as members of the Paramyxoviridae family (respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus (HMPV), human parainfluenza virus (HPIV), measles virus, and mumps virus) with a compound of formulas (1) through (19). The present disclosure also relates to a cytopathic effect (CPE)-based assay that will assess virus-induced CPE for screening of compounds for treating viral diseases or inhibiting a virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Sourthern Research Institute Office of Commercialization and Intellectual Prop.
    Inventors: Bill Severson, Dong Hong Chung, Colleen B. Jonsson, Ellie Lucile White, Lynn Rasmussen, Clinton Boykin Maddox, Subramaniam Ananthan, Ashish K. Pathak, Joseph A. Maddry
  • Patent number: 8337498
    Abstract: A milling tool system for accurately preparing a portion of the tibia preparatory to making femoral resections. The milling too system provides a minimally invasive procedure to provide an aperture within an exposed surface of the tibia, the aperture then being used as a referencing surface to accurately resect the femur. Once the femur resections have been made, the remaining uncut portions of the tibia are exposed and easily accessible for the tibial resections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: G. Lynn Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 8317797
    Abstract: A combination of a first assembly for guiding resection of a femur and tibia of a knee joint and a second assembly including femoral and tibial knee components. The combination of the first assembly and the second assembly provides optimal placement and positioning of the femoral and tibial knee components to achieve near-normal knee kinematics and tension. The preparation for and placement of the prosthetic knee components provides medial-pivoting kinematics mimicking that of the natural knee thereby promoting improved outcome for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: G. Lynn Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 8303597
    Abstract: An assembly for guiding resection of a femur and tibia of a knee joint in preparation for installing a femoral and tibial knee components. For example, the assembly can include tibial and femoral IM rods to which are connected through a tensioning bolt that allows controlled adjustment of the distraction of the tibia and femur during cut positioning in a range of flexion angles. Also, the assembly is usable with relatively small, noninvasive approaches to the knee joint by way of relatively narrow, low profile components that attach to tibial and femoral IM rods. Further, the assembly includes several quick-release components to allow fast assembly and disassembly in a surgical setting. Each of these aspects, along with the ability of the assembly to accurately guide initial reference cuts to the tibia and femur, promotes an improved outcome for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: G. Lynn Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20110298806
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing graphical information regarding one or more patients' medical information are described. The graphical information can be used in various methods of graphical comparison, including graphical diagnoses, graphical comparison between patients, over time with a single patient, and/or over time with and/or between multiple patients. The graphical information can be used in place of and/or in conjunction with existing methods and systems for conveying medical information, including one or more textual methods and systems. The graphical information is provided electronically to any electronic or computer device or is provided in hard copy, such as a part of a patient's chart. The use of graphical patient medical information permits rapid and improved conveyance of information, and improves recognition and understanding of the most relevant medical information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: G. Lynn Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7927336
    Abstract: An assembly for guiding resection of a femur and tibia of a knee joint in preparation for installing a femoral and tibial knee components. For example, the assembly can include tibial and femoral IM rods to which are connected through a torque bolt that allows controlled adjustment of the distraction of the tibia and femur during cut positioning in a range of flexion angles. Also, the assembly is usable with relatively small, noninvasive approaches to the knee joint by way of relatively narrow, low profile components that attach to tibial and femoral IM rods. Further, the assembly includes several quick-release components to allow fast assembly and disassembly in a surgical setting. Each of these aspects, along with the ability of the assembly to accurately guide initial reference cuts to the tibia and femur, promotes an improved outcome for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: G. Lynn Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20100042103
    Abstract: A milling tool system for accurately preparing a portion of the tibia preparatory to making femoral resections. The milling too system provides a minimally invasive procedure to provide an aperture within an exposed surface of the tibia, the aperture then being used as a referencing surface to accurately resect the femur. Once the femur resections have been made, the remaining uncut portions of the tibia are exposed and easily accessible for the tibial resections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: G. Lynn Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20100017755
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing graphical information regarding one or more patients' medical information are described. The graphical information can be used in various methods of graphical comparison, including graphical diagnoses, graphical comparison between patients, over time with a single patient, and/or over time with and/or between multiple patients. The graphical information can be used in place of and/or in conjunction with existing methods and systems for conveying medical information, including one or more textual methods and systems. The graphical information is provided electronically to any electronic or computer device or is provided in hard copy, such as a part of a patient's chart. The use of graphical patient medical information permits rapid and improved conveyance of information, and improves recognition and understanding of the most relevant medical information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: G. Lynn Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20090043310
    Abstract: A combination of a first assembly for guiding resection of a femur and tibia of a knee joint and a second assembly including femoral and tibial knee components. The combination of the first assembly and the second assembly provides optimal placement and positioning of the femoral and tibial knee components to achieve near-normal knee kinematics and tension. The preparation for and placement of the prosthetic knee components provides medial-pivoting kinematics mimicking that of the natural knee thereby promoting improved outcome for the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: G. Lynn Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20090043309
    Abstract: An assembly for guiding resection of a femur and tibia of a knee joint in preparation for installing a femoral and tibial knee components. For example, the assembly can include tibial and femoral IM rods to which are connected through a tensioning bolt that allows controlled adjustment of the distraction of the tibia and femur during cut positioning in a range of flexion angles. Also, the assembly is usable with relatively small, noninvasive approaches to the knee joint by way of relatively narrow, low profile components that attach to tibial and femoral IM rods. Further, the assembly includes several quick-release components to allow fast assembly and disassembly in a surgical setting. Each of these aspects, along with the ability of the assembly to accurately guide initial reference cuts to the tibia and femur, promotes an improved outcome for the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: G. Lynn Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 5803905
    Abstract: A surgical camera assembly and method for visually producing an operative field with enhanced focal illumination is disclosed as including a retaining assembly operably disposed in connection with a light source. Preferably, the retaining assembly provides a sterile surface for orienting the light source in relation to the operative field and includes a means for retaining a first end of camera lens. Removably disposed in operable engagement with the retaining assembly, the camera lens comprises an elongated body and a variable focus and zoom capability for producing visual images of the operative field. The elongated body of the camera lens is removably introduced within a channel formed in the body of a housing assembly. In preferred relationship, the housing assembly provides a sterile surface for manually adjusting the variable focus and zoom capability of the camera lens for purposes of enhancing the visual images of the operative field produced by the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Ajor Medical Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jeff L. Allred, Oscar C. Johnson, Gene R. Oakes, G. Lynn Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 5767090
    Abstract: Disclosed is the use of biosurfactants as biological control products. In particular, rhamnolipid biosurfactants produced by Pseudomonas spp. were demonstrated to rapidly kill zoospores by rupturing the plasma membrane of three representative zoosporic plant pathogenic microorganisms: Pythium aphanidernatum, Plasmopara lactucae-radicis, and Phytophthora capsici.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents, on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Michael E. Stanghellini, Raina Margaret Miller, Scott Lynn Rasmussen, Do Hoon Kim, Yimin Zhang