Patents by Inventor Michael J. Sanchez

Michael J. Sanchez 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: 10499797
    Abstract: Biological tissue such as skeletal and cardiac muscle can be imaged by using an objective-based probe in the tissue and scanning at a sufficiently fast rate to mitigate motion artifacts due to physiological motion. According to one example embodiment, such a probe is part of a system that is capable of reverse-direction high-resolution imaging without needing to stain or otherwise introduce a foreign element used to generate or otherwise increase the sensed light. The probe can include a light generator for generating light pulses that are directed towards structures located within the thick tissue. The system can additionally include aspects that lessen adverse image-quality degradation. Further, the system can additionally be constructed as a hand-held device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Gabriel Nestor Sanchez, Scott L. Delp, Mark J. Schnitzer, Michael E. Llewellyn
  • Patent number: 10493291
    Abstract: An implantable medical device system capable of sensing cardiac electrical signals includes a sensing circuit, a therapy delivery circuit and a control circuit. The sensing circuit is configured to receive a cardiac electrical signal and sense a cardiac event in response to the signal crossing a cardiac event sensing threshold. The therapy delivery circuit is configured to deliver an electrical stimulation therapy to a patient's heart via the electrodes coupled to the implantable medical device. The control circuit is configured to control the sensing circuit to set a starting value of the cardiac event sensing threshold and hold the starting value constant for a sense delay interval. The control circuit is further configured to detect an arrhythmia based on cardiac events sensed by the sensing circuit and control the therapy delivery circuit to deliver the electrical stimulation therapy in response to detecting the arrhythmia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Cao, Timothy A. Ebeling, Saul E. Greenhut, Michael W. Heinks, Irving J. Sanchez, Paul R. Solheim, Xusheng Zhang, Gerald P. Arne
  • Patent number: 9499943
    Abstract: A method of preparing a treated article comprises the step of providing a slurry comprising fibers. The method further comprises the step of combining the slurry and a first fluorinated composition to form a mixture. In addition, the method comprises the step of forming at least one sheet from the mixture. Finally, the method comprises the step of applying a second fluorinated composition on at least one surface of the at least one sheet to prepare the treated article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, James L. Scott
  • Publication number: 20150354140
    Abstract: A method of preparing a treated article comprises the step of providing a slurry comprising fibers. The method further comprises the step of combining the slurry and a first fluorinated composition to form a mixture. In addition, the method comprises the step of forming at least one sheet from the mixture. Finally, the method comprises the step of applying a second fluorinated composition on at least one surface of the at least one sheet to prepare the treated article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, James L. Scott
  • Patent number: 9133584
    Abstract: A method of preparing a treated article comprises the step of providing a slurry comprising fibers. The method further comprises the step of combining the slurry and a first fluorinated composition to form a mixture. In addition, the method comprises the step of forming at least one sheet from the mixture. Finally, the method comprises the step of applying a second fluorinated composition on at least one surface of the at least one sheet to prepare the treated article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, James L. Scott
  • Publication number: 20140290883
    Abstract: A method of preparing a treated article comprises the step of providing a slurry comprising fibers. The method further comprises the step of combining the slurry and a first fluorinated composition to form a mixture. In addition, the method comprises the step of forming at least one sheet from the mixture. Finally, the method comprises the step of applying a second fluorinated composition on at least one surface of the at least one sheet to prepare the treated article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, James L. Scott
  • Patent number: 8771470
    Abstract: A method of preparing a treated article comprises the step of providing a slurry comprising fibers. The method further comprises the step of combining the slurry and a first fluorinated composition to form a mixture. In addition, the method comprises the step of forming at least one sheet from the mixture. Finally, the method comprises the step of applying a second fluorinated composition on at least one surface of the at least one sheet to prepare the treated article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, James L. Scott
  • Publication number: 20130180678
    Abstract: A method of preparing a treated article comprises the step of providing a slurry comprising fibers. The method further comprises the step of combining the slurry and a first fluorinated composition to form a mixture. In addition, the method comprises the step of forming at least one sheet from the mixture. Finally, the method comprises the step of applying a second fluorinated composition on at least one surface of the at least one sheet to prepare the treated article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, James L. Scott
  • Patent number: 8445420
    Abstract: A cleaning and purifying composition including at least one solvent, an alkaline agent, a deflocculant, at least one surfactant selected from the group comprising an alcohol ethoxylate surfactant, an alkylamino-polyethoxy-sulfate surfactant, a polyether-phosphate ester surfactant, a surfactant that is a phosphate ester of an ethoxylated alcohol, and a surfactant that is a polyethyleneglycol monoalkyl ether, and a bonding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, William D. Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20110278494
    Abstract: A cleaning and purifying composition including at least one solvent, an alkaline agent, a deflocculant, at least one surfactant selected from the group comprising an alcohol ethoxylate surfactant, an alkylamino-polyethoxy-sulfate surfactant, a polyether-phosphate ester surfactant, a surfactant that is a phosphate ester of an ethoxylated alcohol, and a surfactant that is a polyethyleneglycol monoaklyl ether, and a bonding agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, William D. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 7985721
    Abstract: A cleaning and purifying composition including at least one solvent, an alkaline agent, a deflocculant, at least one surfactant selected from the group comprising an alcohol ethoxylate surfactant, an alkylamino-polyethoxy-sulfate surfactant, a polyether-phosphate ester surfactant, a surfactant that is a phosphate ester of an ethoxylated alcohol, and a surfactant that is a polyethyleneglycol monoaklyl ether, and a bonding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: MWJ, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, William D. Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20100102584
    Abstract: A snow removal system is provided that is comprised generally of a handle that is selectively interconnectable to a shaft. The shaft is also interconnectable to either a shovel head or a broom head. The assembly is thus collapsible and easily stored within a vehicle or an automobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Michael J. Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20090057236
    Abstract: A cleaning and purifying composition including at least one solvent, an alkaline agent, a deflocculant, at least one surfactant selected from the group comprising an alcohol ethoxylate surfactant, an alkylamino-polyethoxy-sulfate surfactant, a polyether-phosphate ester surfactant, a surfactant that is a phosphate ester of an ethoxylated alcohol, and a surfactant that is a polyethyleneglycol monoaklyl ether, and a bonding agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, William D. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 6300300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cleaning and degreasing compositions. It is an aqueous concentrate comprising caustic soda, a metal salt of silica, three surfactants, and a bonding agent. The concentrate can be diluted to provide a reusable, low foaming, non-toxic and biodegradable composition useful for degreasing, cleaning, and disinfecting, and for separating solids, oils, and greases suspended in water. Methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: MWJ, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Michael J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 6221485
    Abstract: A silicone release composition having a non-gloss, i.e., matte finished, surface and a linerless label incorporating the silicone release composition. The release composition includes a crosslinked silicone-based polymer having microparticles of a polymeric wax at least partially embedded therein. The polymeric wax may be polytetrafluoroethylene, polypropylene or other polyolefin, or a hydrocarbon-based wax. The microparticles of polymeric wax cause incidental light to scatter upon reflection, giving the release composition surface matte appearance. This makes the release composition particularly useful for linerless labels on which bar coded information will be printed. Also, a method for producing linerless label stock. The method includes mixing an uncured silicone material with microparticles of a polymeric wax. The mixture is coated onto a substrate and exposed to UV radiation to cure or crosslink the silicone around the microparticles of wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Sanchez, Khaled M. Khatib, David K. Rice, II
  • Patent number: 6183489
    Abstract: A disposable lancing element is adapted for use in a lancing device for making an incision through a user's skin. The lancing element includes a body which defines a longitudinal axis, and has a skin-lancing member projecting from a front end thereof. A capillary tube is mounted in the body in laterally spaced relationship to the skin-lancing member and is slidable longitudinally relative to the body so as to be extended forwardly past the skin-lancing member. The body includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced, radially outwardly projecting bosses formed thereon for guiding the disposable element installation in a carrier element. The skin-lancing member may comprise a plurality of needles or barbs arranged in parallel side-by-side relationship. In lieu of a skin-lancing member, the disposable element may possess a longitudinal through-hole for conducting a skin-piercing laser light beam or pressurized fluid. A capillary tube may have an outwardly flared lower (inlet) end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Amira Medical
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Brent G. Duchon, Michael J. Sanchez, Henry M. Grage
  • Patent number: 6048352
    Abstract: A disposable lancing element is adapted for use in a lancing device for making an incision through a user's skin. The lancing element includes a body which defines a longitudinal axis, and has a skin-lancing member projecting from a front end thereof. A capillary tube is mounted in the body in laterally spaced relationship to the skin-lancing member and is slidable longitudinally relative to the body so as to be extended forwardly past the skin-lancing member. The body includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced, radially outwardly projecting bosses formed thereon for guiding the disposable element installation in a carrier element. The skin-lancing member may comprise a plurality of needles or barbs arranged in parallel side-by-side relationship. In lieu of a skin-lancing member, the disposable element may possess a longitudinal through-hole for conducting a skin-piercing laser light beam or pressurized fluid. A capillary tube may have an outwardly flared lower (inlet) end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Mercury Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Brent G. Duchon, Michael J. Sanchez, Henry M. Grage
  • Patent number: D714006
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Sanchez
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    Patent number: D714551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Sanchez