Patents by Inventor Matthew S. Russell

Matthew S. Russell 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).

  • Patent number: 10688280
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component. Guidewire and catheter locking systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Jason R. Stats, Joshua D. Sherwood, Matthew C. Rich
  • Patent number: 10688281
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component. Guidewire and catheter locking systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Jason R. Stats, Joshua D. Sherwood, Matthew C. Rich
  • Publication number: 20200104550
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an electronic identification card or electronic card having various features. The electronic card may include an integrated circuit and a contact plate for electrically interfacing with the integrated circuit. The contact plate may include an array of terminal electrodes that are offset with respect to the edges of the contact plate. The electronic card may be coated with a coating layer that extends at least partially over a ferromagnetic element or film. The electronic card may also include a metal substrate having exposed chamfer portions that may provide a visual contrast to the coating layer and also improve the handling and use of the electronic card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Peter N. Russell-Clarke, Rafael L. Dionello, John Groff, Liliya Lyandres, Mark Townsend, Matthew Saucier, Robert Reichenbach, Travis Pedley, Michael S. Nashner
  • Patent number: 10405623
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for an electronic device includes a structural member and a cushioning member permanently attached to the structural member. The structural member has a back portion with an inner surface and an outer surface. The structural member includes a cavity configured to extend between the inner surface of the back portion and the installed electronic device. The cushioning member has a top section configured to be in direct contact with and cover at least a portion of a front surface of the installed electronic device, a bottom section configured to be in direct contact with and cover at least a portion of the back surface of the installed electronic device, and one or more side sections each configured to cover a respective side of the plurality of side surfaces of the installed electronic device. The bottom section of the cushioning member at least partially bounds the first cavity of the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Northrup, Kevin W. Witter, James M. Prestien, David C. Russell, Erika E. Johnson, Matthew S. Krajec
  • Publication number: 20190159562
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for an electronic device includes a structural member and a cushioning member permanently attached to the structural member. The structural member has a back portion with an inner surface and an outer surface. The structural member includes a cavity configured to extend between the inner surface of the back portion and the installed electronic device. The cushioning member has a top section configured to be in direct contact with and cover at least a portion of a front surface of the installed electronic device, a bottom section configured to be in direct contact with and cover at least a portion of the back surface of the installed electronic device, and one or more side sections each configured to cover a respective side of the plurality of side surfaces of the installed electronic device. The bottom section of the cushioning member at least partially bounds the first cavity of the structural member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: NATHAN NORTHRUP, KEVIN W. WITTER, JAMES M. PRESTIEN, DAVID C. RUSSELL, ERIKA E. JOHNSON, MATTHEW S. KRAJEC
  • Patent number: 8603797
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods and compositions for targeted mutagenesis of specific genes in a bacterial strain. By inducibly over-expressing error-prone polymerases such as Pol IV or Pol V in conjunction with nickase in a bacterial strain, and housing the targeted gene(s) on an episome or plasmid which contains one or more nickase recognition sequences, the targeted gene(s) can be selectively mutated at rates significantly greater than genes contained on the chromosome. The methods disclosed herein are useful for engineering desirable bacterial phenotypes and novel strains, including for example strains useful for treating or degrading waste and/or environmental contaminants, for optimizing bioprocesses, and for converting low-value feed-stock into value-added products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: John C. March, Matthew S. Russell
  • Publication number: 20130023053
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods and compositions for targeted mutagenesis of specific genes in a bacterial strain. By inducibly over-expressing error-prone polymerases such as Pol IV or Pol V in conjunction with nickase in a bacterial strain, and housing the targeted gene(s) on an episome or plasmid which contains one or more nickase recognition sequences, the targeted gene(s) can be selectively mutated at rates significantly greater than genes contained on the chromosome. The methods disclosed herein are useful for engineering desirable bacterial phenotypes and novel strains, including for example strains useful for treating or degrading waste and/or environmental contaminants, for optimizing bioprocesses, and for converting low-value feed-stock into value-added products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: John C. March, Matthew S. Russell