Patents by Inventor Matthew Hoskins

Matthew Hoskins 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: 20200290781
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a housing, a collar, a sheath fixedly coupled to the collar, and a stem assembly. The collar and the sheath can be axially moveable relative to the housing between a first position, a second position, and a third position. In the first position, a fluid inside a lumen of the housing can be blocked from flowing into a lumen of the collar. In the second position, the fluid inside the lumen of the housing can flow through the lumen of the collar and into a chamber of the sheath. The fluid can be retained therein or flow out of the sheath through an aperture when the sheath is selectively deformed. In the third position, the fluid inside the lumen of the housing can flow through the lumen of the collar and the chamber, and then flow out of the sheath unobstructed through the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: TSI Manufacturing LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Hoskins, Robert Smith
  • Publication number: 20200229578
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of hydration bladders that include flexible wall portions along with relatively more rigid structural portions that are shaped to help define the shape of the bladder and can also help a user grip and manipulate the bladder. The structural portions can also support or incorporate other bladder features, such as inlet ports, caps, outlet ports, valves, tubes, attachment points, graphic designs, and/or other features. Some embodiments include an outlet tube that is retractable and extendable through an upper port at the top of the bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: TSI Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Patent number: 10624438
    Abstract: A fluid container can comprise a flexible bladder having an internal region for storing a fluid, a bladder opening at an upper end portion of the bladder for allowing passage of fluid in or out of the internal region, a lower rigid member secured to an outer surface of the bladder at a lower end portion of the bladder, an upper closure secured to the bladder over the bladder opening for selectively closing and opening the bladder opening, and a rigid, removable handle, wherein the handle has an upper end portion that is detachably coupled to the upper closure and a lower end portion that is detachably coupled to the lower rigid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TSI Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20190320781
    Abstract: A fluid container can comprise a flexible front sheet having an upper edge and lateral edges, and a flexible rear sheet having upper edges and lateral edges. The front sheet and the rear sheet can be joined at their lateral edges to form an internal region from storing fluid. An upwardly facing spout assembly can comprise an insert coupled to and positioned between the upper edge portions of the first and second sheets, wherein the insert comprises a sealable fluid port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20190098989
    Abstract: A flexible container assembly that combines insulation, ease-of-carrying, and user-friendly drinking and is packaged to offer a wide range of style choices. The container assembly includes protection of mouth-contacting surfaces, easy cleaning, and spill protection among the other advantages. The invention comprises of a flexible container featuring a neck that seals upon folding itself into a downward position and works with a sealable mouthpiece at its top end to prevent the outflow of fluids. The container of the assembly uses a wide-mouth screw-port base to enable easier filling and cleaning. The assembly utilizes an integrated insulating flexible cover which features securable openings to access the bottle ports, as well as carrying handles, finger loops, attachment hooks, and pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20180263634
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compressive band and hemostatic dressing system and related methods of use to provide rapid, non-occlusive bleeding control, arterial injury treatment, and injury protection comfortably and reliably after vascular access procedures. The present invention may comprise some or all of the following elements: a positioner assembly, a compressive cushion component, a compression plate, a strap with a flexible hinge assembly, and a hemostatic dressing. In a preferred embodiment, the systems and methods are applied to treat and ameliorate vascular injury in a transradial percutaneous access procedure and protect against underlying vascular injury; however, the systems and methods described herein may be applied to any vascular access procedure including arm or leg vascular approaches such as the femoral, brachial, dorsalis pedis or tibial blood vessels in arterial or venous line or sheath removal or trocar removal, and in hemodialysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Hoskins, Alysha Wold, Stephanie Wiegman, Bill Shields, Simona Buergi, Simon McCarthy, Cole Gannett, Ervelyn Winata
  • Publication number: 20180238891
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of determining whether a subject has cancer. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a method of determining whether a subject has cancer when a pathological assessment of cell morphology is negative for the cancer. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a method of determining whether a morphologically normal cell is malignant. Identification of malignant cells, when a pathological assessment of cell morphology is negative for cancer, is based upon detecting the binding of an anti-telomerase antibody to clinically relevant cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Hoskin, Minesh Lalla, Shannon Turnbull
  • Publication number: 20180214160
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compressive band and hemostatic dressing system and related methods of use to provide rapid, non-occlusive bleeding control, arterial injury treatment, and injury protection comfortably and reliably after vascular access procedures. The present invention may comprise some or all of the following elements: a positioner assembly, a compressive cushion component, a compression plate, a strap with a flexible hinge assembly, and a hemostatic dressing. In a preferred embodiment, the systems and methods are applied to treat and ameliorate vascular injury in a transradial percutaneous access procedure and protect against underlying vascular injury; however, the systems and methods described herein may be applied to any vascular access procedure including arm or leg vascular approaches such as the femoral, brachial, dorsalis pedis or tibial blood vessels in arterial or venous line or sheath removal or trocar removal, and in hemodialysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Hoskins, Alysha Wold, Stephanie Wiegman, Bill Shields, Simona Buergi, Simon McCarthy, Cole Gannett, Ervelyn Winata
  • Patent number: 9994362
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are fluid bladders that include a port and a port closure, a handle, and/or other components. Some disclosed closures can be configured to provide at least two different sized openings for accessing the reservoir, as well as providing a sealing and/or locking mechanism to close the port and seal the port. Exemplary closures comprising a base defining a fill port and mounted to a wall of the bladder, a first cap component that is attached to the base, and a second cap component (e.g., a lid) that is attachable and detachable (via threaded engagement, a pivoting snap fit, or otherwise) to the first cap component. The base can be fixed (e.g., welded) to the bladder to cover the bladder wall opening and provide a second, rigid opening, or port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: TSI Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20170347778
    Abstract: A fluid container can comprise a flexible bladder having an internal region for storing a fluid, a bladder opening at an upper end portion of the bladder for allowing passage of fluid in or out of the internal region, a lower rigid member secured to an outer surface of the bladder at a lower end portion of the bladder, an upper closure secured to the bladder over the bladder opening for selectively closing and opening the bladder opening, and a rigid, removable handle, wherein the handle has an upper end portion that is detachably coupled to the upper closure and a lower end portion that is detachably coupled to the lower rigid member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: TSI Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20170127806
    Abstract: Disclosed flexible fluid reservoirs include a front sheet and a rear sheet that are sealed around their mutual perimeters to form a bladder, and include at least one fluid port in an upper portion of the front sheet. The reservoirs can include rigid structural portions in combination with flexible bladder wall portions to provide increased stiffness in desired portions of the reservoirs. Some disclosed reservoirs include a rigid spout portion that is coupled to the front bladder wall and forms the upper fluid port. Such rigid spout portions can provide a gripping portion to hold and manipulate the reservoir, can provide an enlarged surface area that connects to the bladder wall to distribute forces applied between the bladder and the spout portion, can provide a desired size, shape and orientation of the port, can help counteract torque applied while twisting the cap, and/or can help shape and flatten the bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: TSI Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Smith, Matthew Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20160362229
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are fluid bladders that include a port and a port closure, a handle, and/or other components. Some disclosed closures can be configured to provide at least two different sized openings for accessing the reservoir, as well as providing a sealing and/or locking mechanism to close the port and seal the port. Exemplary closures comprising a base defining a fill port and mounted to a wall of the bladder, a first cap component that is attached to the base, and a second cap component (e.g., a lid) that is attachable and detachable (via threaded engagement, a pivoting snap fit, or otherwise) to the first cap component. The base can be fixed (e.g., welded) to the bladder to cover the bladder wall opening and provide a second, rigid opening, or port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: TSI Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20160355305
    Abstract: A drink bottle for fluid replenishment is described featuring multiple ports to access the bottle's contents. The drink bottle features a screw-on closure that when removed offers access to the bottle's entire top port. The closure itself includes a mouthpiece port and a fill/pour port. The drink bottle closure is constructed in such a way as to protect its multiple ports from the environment when they are not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: TSI Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20160258542
    Abstract: In one representative embodiment, a kink valve assembly comprises a first rigid member, a second rigid member pivotably coupled to the first rigid member, an elongate, flexible kink tube having first and second end portions, wherein the kink tube extends though the first and the second rigid members, a mouthpiece coupled to the first end portion of the kink tube, a first lock portion coupled to the first rigid member, a second lock portion coupled to the second rigid member, wherein the second lock portion is configured to releasably engage the first lock portion such that the first and the second rigid members cannot pivot relative to each other, and an actuator coupled to the first rigid portion or the second rigid portion, wherein the actuator is configured control the engagement of the first and the second lock portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Patent number: 7334707
    Abstract: A hydration pack has a reservoir for holding fluid, a fluid conduit extending from the reservoir for passage of the fluid from the reservoir, and a bite valve connected to a distal end of the fluid conduit. The bite valve includes a deformable sleeve having an open end defining an inlet and a closed end. At least one outlet is formed between the inlet and the closed end. A sheath is shrouded over all of the outlets and seals the same. The closed end of the sleeve extends beyond the sheath to provide a bite engagement area for opening the valve. Deforming the sleeve at the bite engagement area moves at least one of the outlets away from the sheath to allow fluid flow through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Hines Enterprise L.L.C.
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20050251090
    Abstract: The present invention relates to personal hydration systems. The personal hydration system comprises a first chamber, a second chamber, and a delivery tube. The delivery tube is housed within the second chamber, and one end of the delivery tube is connected to the first chamber. A retraction member is connected at one end to the first or second chamber. The other end of the retraction member is connected to the delivery tube. A user accesses the fluid in the hydration system by pulling the delivery tube out of the second chamber through an opening, drinking the fluid through a mouthpiece and then releasing the delivery tube. The retraction member automatically causes the delivery tube to be retracted back into the second chamber. The system also includes a tether for preventing the delivery tube from being pulled too far.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20050062009
    Abstract: A hydration pack has a reservoir for holding fluid, a fluid conduit extending from the reservoir for passage of the fluid from the reservoir, and a bite valve connected to a distal end of the fluid conduit. The bite valve includes a deformable sleeve having an open end defining an inlet and a closed end. At least one outlet is formed between the inlet and the closed end. A sheath is shrouded over all of the outlets and seals the same. The closed end of the sleeve extends beyond the sheath to provide a bite engagement area for opening the valve. Deforming the sleeve at the bite engagement area moves at least one of the outlets away from the sheath to allow fluid flow through the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins
  • Patent number: 4906230
    Abstract: A catheter sized and adapted to be passed through a tortuous path into a desired location in a human medical patient's body is disclosed. This catheter includes a deflection system, such as a bellows located at or near the distal end of the catheter. The distal end portion of the catheter can be controllably deflected, relative to the remainder of the catheter, by activating, e.g., pressurizing, the deflection system. This controlled deflection allows one to easily maneuver the catheter through the tortuous path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick M. Maloney, Matthew Hoskins
  • Patent number: D901978
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MAZAMA DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Hoskins