Patents by Inventor Matthew A. Palmer

Matthew A. Palmer 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: 20190274742
    Abstract: Arthrodesis devices and arthrodesis procedures are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, an arthrodesis device includes a shape memory material connecting member attached to two points of fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Adam GARLOCK, William Michael KARNES, Matthew FONTE, Matthew PALMER, Robert DEVANEY, Alexander DELMONACO, Kaitlyn NEALON
  • Publication number: 20190240108
    Abstract: A handheld massage tool that provides a cooling effect, intended to treat and improve the appearance of the skin, especially of the face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Chateauvert, Heidi Reuter, Joyce Kassouf, David Wilson, Jennifer Palmer Quintano
  • Publication number: 20190239878
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a surgical instrument to have a manual release, which comprises mechanically coupling a manual release to a transmission of a surgical instrument having a self-contained power source disposed within a handle thereof, the transmission mechanically connecting an electrically-powered motor inside the handle to a movable part of a surgical end effector connected to the handle such that the transmission is operable to displace the movable part to a starting position, an actuated position, and at least one point between the starting position and the actuated position when the motor is operated; and wherein the manual release is operable to interrupt the transmission from operation of the motor and, during interruption, displace the movable part towards the starting position irrespective of the position of the movable part and independent of operation of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Kevin W. Smith, Thomas O. Bales, JR., Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20190231356
    Abstract: An external LAA exclusion clip comprises a clipping assembly comprising first and second opposing clip struts each of the clip struts having a tissue-contacting surface and first and second bias surfaces, a bias assembly connecting the first clip strut to the second clip strut to align the first and second clip struts in a strut plane passing through the tissue-contacting surface. The bias assembly comprises at least one first bias spring connected to the first bias surface of the first clip strut and to the first bias surface of the second clip strut and at least one second bias spring connected to the second bias surface of the first clip strut and the second bias surface of the second clip strut. The first bias spring and the second bias spring are configured to permit movement of the first and second clip struts in the strut plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Syntheon 2.0, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Dee Deville, Matthew A. Palmer, Richard Cartledge, Thomas O. Bales, JR., M. Sean McBrayer, Eric Petersen, Tyler Bond, William T. Bales, Michael Walter Kirk
  • Publication number: 20190216622
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus can include a handle portion and at least one rotatable drive shaft. The handle portion has an actuation mechanism. The actuation mechanism includes a motor and one or more actuators. The rotatable drive shaft has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal end portion is coupled to the motor, and the distal end portion is configured to be releasably coupled to a prosthetic heart valve. The actuation mechanism is configured to control and monitor expansion of the prosthetic heart valve. The handle is configured for actuating the actuation mechanism, tracking a response of native tissue when the prosthetic heart valve is in contact with the native tissue, and stopping expansion of the prosthetic heart valve once a rate of change of expansion of the prosthetic heart valve declines below a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Richard George Cartledge, Kevin W. Smith, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., Derek Dee Deville, Korey Kline, Max Pierre Mendez, Matthew A. Palmer, Michael Walter Kirk, Carlos Rivera, Eric Petersen, M. Sean McBrayer
  • Patent number: 10327758
    Abstract: A multiple-firing crimp device comprises crimps, a shaft, a crimp movement assembly, and a snare. Each crimp has an internal hollow. The shaft has a distal crimping location, an exterior surface, and an interior with the clips stacked therein, the crimps moving therein along a longitudinal axis. The shaft defines a lateral opening proximal to the crimping location and communicates the interior to the environment outside the exterior surface. The crimp movement assembly within the shaft delivers the first crimp to the distal crimping location by moving the first crimp longitudinally from a first proximal position into the distal crimping location and returning to a second proximal position without the first crimp. The snare pulls at least one cord from distal of the first crimp through the first crimp and through a portion of the shaft and out the side of the shaft through the lateral opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences AG
    Inventors: Kevin W. Smith, Max Pierre Mendez, Matthew A. Palmer, M. Sean McBrayer, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., Derek Dee Deville, Richard Cartledge, Korey Kline, Carlos Rivera, George Nunez
  • Patent number: 10327759
    Abstract: A multiple-firing crimp device comprises crimps, a shaft, a crimp movement assembly, and a snare. Each crimp has an internal hollow. The shaft has a distal crimping location, an exterior surface, and an interior with the clips stacked therein, the crimps moving therein along a longitudinal axis. The shaft defines a lateral opening proximal to the crimping location and communicates the interior to the environment outside the exterior surface. The crimp movement assembly within the shaft delivers the first crimp to the distal crimping location by moving the first crimp longitudinally from a first proximal position into the distal crimping location and returning to a second proximal position without the first crimp. The snare pulls at least one cord from distal of the first crimp through the first crimp and through a portion of the shaft and out the side of the shaft through the lateral opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences AG
    Inventors: Kevin W. Smith, Max Pierre Mendez, Matthew A. Palmer, M. Sean McBrayer, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., Derek Dee Deville, Richard George Cartledge, Korey Kline, Carlos Rivera, George Nunez
  • Publication number: 20190186256
    Abstract: A downhole sensor includes a sensor housing with one or more of a pressure sensor or a temperature sensor. A cable segment having a conductor is coupled to the sensor housing. A spacer or retention element is coupled to or secured to at least a portion of the conductor at a location proximate an interface between the cable segment and the sensor housing. Downhole sensor arrays include such sensor housings. Methods relate to forming such sensor arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Palmer, Tyler Sorensen, G. Scott Brown, K. Robert Harker, Trent Heath
  • Patent number: 10314583
    Abstract: A surgical instrument comprising a surgical end effector, operable to effect a surgical procedure when actuated, and an actuation assembly operable to actuate said surgical end effector. The actuation assembly comprises a part operable to move between a starting position and an actuated position in which the part actuates the surgical end effector, an electrically-powered motor, a transmission mechanically connecting the motor to the part and being operable to selectively displace the part to the starting position, the actuated position, and at least one point between the starting position and the actuated position when the motor is operated, and a manual release mechanically coupled to the transmission to selectively interrupt the transmission and, during interruption, displace the part towards the starting position independent of operation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Kevin W. Smith, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10314592
    Abstract: A surgical instrument that comprises a receiving portion for removably receiving therein an interchangeable part, wherein the receiving portion has a communication connection, a handle having a controller electrically connected to the communication connection, and an interchangeable part removably connected to the receiving portion and having an encryption device electrically removably connected to the communication connection when at the receiving portion, wherein the encryption device is programmed to authenticate the interchangeable part upon an exchange with the controller when the interchangeable part is at the receiving portion and, after at least a partial use of the interchangeable part, store a used status of the interchangeable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Kevin W. Smith, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., Derek Dee Deville, Carlos Rivera, Matthew A. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10307190
    Abstract: Arthrodesis devices and arthrodesis procedures are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, an arthrodesis device includes a shape memory material connecting member attached to two points of fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Garlock, William Michael Karnes, Matthew Fonte, Matthew Palmer, Robert Devaney, Alexander Delmonaco, Kaitlyn Nealon
  • Patent number: 10292745
    Abstract: This disclosure describes exemplary screw and intramedullary devices that are better able to bring bone fragments into close proximity with each other, generate a compressive load, and maintain that compressive load for a prolonged period of time while healing occurs. The devices are made of a shape memory material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Palmer, Matthew Fonte, Robert Devaney, Kaitlyn Nealon
  • Patent number: 10273803
    Abstract: An implement system for a machine includes a boom housing a drive mechanism for a cutting implement, and having a plurality of oil outlet ports formed therein. A control mechanism is configured to receive data indicative of an expected change in location of the outlet ports relative to an oil fill line within the boom, and vary a pattern of incoming oil flow to limit entrainment of air in the oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Global Mining Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Carl Moberg, Brent Duppong, Frank K├╝hnemund, Oliver Kortmann, Carsten Butz, Matthew Palmer
  • Patent number: 10238514
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus comprises a handle portion and at least one rotatable drive shaft. The handle portion has an actuation mechanism and a display. The actuation mechanism includes a motor and one or more actuators. The rotatable drive shaft has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal end portion is coupled to the motor, and the distal end portion is configured to be releasably coupled to a prosthetic heart valve. The actuation mechanism is configured to control and monitor expansion of the prosthetic heart valve, and the display is configured to display a diameter of the prosthetic heart valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences CardiAQ LLC
    Inventors: Richard Cartledge, Kevin W. Smith, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., Derek Dee Deville, Korey Kline, Max Pierre Mendez, Matthew A. Palmer, Michael Walter Kirk, Carlos Rivera, Eric Petersen, Sean McBrayer
  • Publication number: 20190069910
    Abstract: Drill guides are disclosed herein that allow an implant to be partially inserted after the holes are drilled and before the drill guide has been removed from the surgical location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Chris M. Powell, Matthew Palmer
  • Publication number: 20190056029
    Abstract: A seal assembly configured to be mounted between a rotatable shaft and a housing has a first side and a second side axially spaced from the first side and includes an annular seal support having a first end at the first side of the seal assembly and a second end spaced axially from the first end, at least one seal body configured to form a seal between the shaft and the seal support, the at least one seal body contacting the seal support at a joint, and a resilient annular body mounted between the seal support and the housing. All portions of the resilient annular body are located radially outward of the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew PALMER, John WILKINS, Alex PAYKIN, Greg GILDEA
  • Publication number: 20190029502
    Abstract: A variably-flexible device that comprises a hollow body, a steering element that steers a steerable portion of the hollow body, the steering element being comprised of steering tendons disposed within the hollow body, a torque-transmitting element that extends into the steerable portion of the hollow body, and stiffening element disposed within the hollow body to selectively maintain the hollow body in a relatively stiff condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Syntheon, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin W. Smith, Derek Dee Deville, Korey Kline, Matthew A. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20190021729
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, a control handle connected to the proximal end of the instrument shaft, a surgical end effector connected to the distal end of the instrument shaft at a joint, wherein the surgical end effector is configured to articulate, at the joint and with respect to the instrument shaft, about an articulation axis, and wherein the surgical end effector had a pull-to-release articulation lock configured to retain the joint in a fixed position and the control handle has an articulation lock actuator that is configured to, when actuated, release the articulation lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Kevin W. Smith, Matthew A. Palmer, Korey Kline, Derek Dee Deville
  • Patent number: 10159527
    Abstract: A method for delivering RF energy to living tissue includes the steps of extending a guidewire to a tissue treatment site in a body. A controllable stiffness catheter is provided with a stiffness device having non-metallic properties and a temperature-changing device. The stiffness device is in a stiff state below a given temperature and in a soft state above the given temperature. While supplying power to the temperature-changing device, the catheter is threaded along the guidewire up to the treatment site in the soft state. Power is removed from the temperature-changing device to alter the non-metallic properties of the stiffness device and directly result in a change of the stiffness device to the stiff state without straightening the catheter. The RF energy supply device is physically contacted with the treatment site and RF energy is delivered to the treatment site from the RF energy supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Syntheon, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin W. Smith, Matthew A. Palmer, M. Sean McBrayer, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., Derek Dee Deville, Joe Abelleira
  • Patent number: 10151565
    Abstract: Body armor comprising a projectile-resistant outer layer and an energy-absorbing inner layer, wherein the energy-absorbing inner layer comprises a superelastic three dimensional construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Fonte, Robert Devaney, Matthew Palmer