Patents by Inventor Michael J. McGovern

Michael J. McGovern 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: 10314827
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for treating various conditions using derivatives of cyclopamine having the following formula:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfredo C. Castro, Michael J. Grogan, Karen J. McGovern, Martin R. Tremblay
  • Patent number: 6558391
    Abstract: Femoral resection tools of the present invention include a posterior condyle alignment guide, an IM rod with an adjustable valgus bushing assembly, left and right external rotation plates, an anterior sizing boom having a stylus and a pair of medial/lateral drill guide assemblies (in one embodiment of the invention the drill guide assemblies are the combination of medial/lateral extension arms and attached (detachable) proximal positioning fixtures; in another embodiment, the proximal positioning fixtures are not part of the drill guide assembly per se), a plurality of self-tapping screws, proximal positioning fixtures (apart from any positioning fixtures that may be integrated into a drill guide assembly), and different size cutting guide blocks, each adapted to fit over the proximal positioning fixtures. Methods for utilizing the aforementioned tools so that five resections can be performed are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Stryker Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart L. Axelson, Jr., Michael J. McGovern, Reese K. Meyers
  • Patent number: 6554838
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for preparing a seating surface of prescribed depth, contour configuration and area delineated by a prescribed peripheral boundary extending along the bone of a natural joint at which a prosthetic device is to be implanted includes positioning a guide on the bone, the guide having a guide slot following a path geometrically similar to the peripheral boundary of the seating surface, inserting a cutting device altitudinally through the guide slot at any selected location along the path of the guide slot, and translating the cutting device along the guide slot to cut an outline groove in the bone coincident with the peripheral boundary of the seating surface. The guide then is removed from the bone, and portions of the bone lying within the area delineated by the outline groove are removed to establish the seating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. McGovern, Anthony O'Hehir, Louie Serpe, Imants Liepins
  • Publication number: 20030018338
    Abstract: Femoral resection tools of the present invention include a posterior condyle alignment guide, an IM rod with an adjustable valgus bushing assembly, left and right external rotation plates, an anterior sizing boom having a stylus and a pair of medial/lateral drill guide assemblies (in one embodiment of the invention the drill guide assemblies are the combination of medial/lateral extension arms and attached (detachable) proximal positioning fixtures; in another embodiment, the proximal positioning fixtures are not part of the drill guide assembly per se), a plurality of self-tapping screws, proximal positioning fixtures (apart from any positioning fixtures that may be integrated into a drill guide assembly), and different size cutting guide blocks, each adapted to fit over the proximal positioning fixtures. According to the methods of the invention, the valgus bushing is attached to the appropriate external rotation guide plate and both are attached to the posterior alignment guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2000
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: Stuart L. Axelson, Michael J. McGovern, Reese K. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20020183760
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for preparing a seating surface of prescribed depth, contour configuration and area delineated by a prescribed peripheral boundary extending along the bone of a natural joint at which a prosthetic device is to be implanted includes positioning a guide on the bone, the guide having a guide slot following a path geometrically similar to the peripheral boundary of the seating surface, inserting a cutting device altitudinally through the guide slot at any selected location along the path of the guide slot, and translating the cutting device along the guide slot to cut an outline groove in the bone coincident with the peripheral boundary of the seating surface. The guide then is removed from the bone, and portions of the bone lying within the area delineated by the outline groove are removed to establish the seating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Michael J. McGovern, Anthony O'Hehir, Louie Serpe, Imants Liepins
  • Patent number: 5684861
    Abstract: A small, wireless, battery operated monitoring apparatus is provided that is installed by a user on a cellular telephone in close proximity to a telephone antenna. The monitoring device monitors telephone usage by detecting and tracking radio frequency signal transmissions from the antenna to a base station. The monitoring device includes a microprocessor that performs functions on data indicative of cellular telephone usage and the customer billing plan. The microprocessor, under control of a call processing program, determines exactly when cellular mobile service is established and terminated at the cellular telephone. Under control of a time tracking program, the microprocessor monitors telephone usage, and generates statistical information indicative of telephone usage. The tracking program allows the user to set parameter values associated with statistical information indicative of a customer billing plan and the current date and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventors: Walter F. Lewis, Michael J. McGovern, Jay W. Van Dwingelen
  • Patent number: 5157056
    Abstract: A novel high resiliency (HR) polyurethane resin foam composition is provided which contains phosphorus compounds to improve the static fatigue properties thereof. An unusual benefit of using certain phosphorus compounds in HR foams is that improved compression set characteristics are obtained. As might be expected, flammability properties are also improved. Some preferred phosphorus additives include, but are not limited to phosphates, phosphonates, phosphites and phosphine oxides such as tri(.beta.-chloroethyl)phosphate; tri(.beta.-chloropropyl)phosphate; dichloroethyl methylphosphate; tetrakis(2-chloroethyl) ethylene diphosphate; dimethyl methylphosphonate; diphenyl methylphosphate; triethylphosphate; tricrysylphosphate (TCP); triphenylphosphite; triethylphosphite; triethylphosphine oxide; triphenylphosphine oxide; and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: ARCO Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael J. McGovern
  • Patent number: 4665555
    Abstract: A system for use with large libraries of existing technical drawings for permitting the drawings to be electronically captured and digitally stored in a central data base. As needed, the documents can be retrieved, displayed, electronically revised, and printed out. The system includes scanners which scan existing drawings to generate a bit stream of pixel data which is then compressed and stored in a mass storage unit. A drawing revisory subsystem is provided capable of operating in a DRAWING REVISION MODE and a DRAWING REDISPLAY MODE. When operating in the DRAWING REVISION MODE, as the operator inputs revisory commands, the revisory subsystem generates primitives which modify the displayed drawing in real time by changing a bit map stored in a dedicated pixel memory driving a display monitor. Additionally, however, the revisory subsystem automatically caches the primitives defining the desired drawing revisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Alpharel Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce B. Alker, Michael J. McGovern