Patents by Inventor Milton Morris

Milton Morris 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: 8371359
    Abstract: A track assembly for supporting fabric on a surface includes a base track defining a first half of a hinge and a first half of a snapping clamp. An upper track defines a second half of the hinge and is pivotally connectable to the base track. The upper track defines a second half of the snapping clamp for releasably engaging the fabric. The upper track includes a strut extended downwardly towards the base track such that when high tension forces are applied to the upper track, due to fabric tensioning, the strut contacts the base track to reinforce the track assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Milton A. Morris
  • Publication number: 20100116445
    Abstract: A track assembly for supporting fabric on a surface includes a base track defining a first half of a hinge and a first half of a snapping clamp. An upper track defines a second half of the hinge and is pivotally connectable to the base track. The upper track defines a second half of the snapping clamp for releasably engaging the fabric. The upper track includes a strut extended downwardly towards the base track such that when high tension forces are applied to the upper track, due to fabric tensioning, the strut contacts the base track to reinforce the track assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Milton A. Morris
  • Patent number: 7650923
    Abstract: A track assembly for supporting fabric on a surface includes a base track defining a first half of a hinge and a first half of a snapping clamp. The base track preferably includes a tension force dissipater extending from the first half of the hinge. An upper track defines a second half of the hinge and is pivotally connectable to the base track. The upper track defines a second half of the snapping clamp for releasably engaging the fabric. The upper track includes a strut extended downwardly towards the base track such that when high tension forces are applied to the upper track, due to fabric tensioning, the strut contacts the base track and at least partially transmits the tension forces to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Inventor: Milton A. Morris
  • Publication number: 20060241703
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying patients with asynchronous ventricular contractions due to abnormal electro-mechanical coupling and computing optimal pacing parameters for restoring synchronous contractions is disclosed. Such patients may have normal intra-ventricular and inter-ventricular conduction and cannot be identified from intrinsic conduction data alone such as QRS width. Techniques for computing optimal resynchronization pacing in order to compensate for abnormal electro-mechanical coupling are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Jiang Ding, Yinghong Yu, Milton Morris
  • Publication number: 20060058849
    Abstract: A system and method which employs atrial discrimination algorithms to distinguish between different atrial arrhythmias occurring in a patient for selecting an optimal pacing therapy corresponding to the type of arrhythmia identified. In response to the detection of an atrial rate above the atrial tracking rate, discrimination criteria are applied to a detected atrial activity signal to distinguish between different types of supraventricular tachycardia, such as fast atrial flutter and other atrial flutter at a relatively slower rate, which may be occurring in the patient. The pacer is controlled to provide pacing therapy to a heart in a manner corresponding to the type of supraventricular tachycardia identified. The output of an atrial discrimination algorithm may be tracked and the trend thereof used to improve therapy timing. Various embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Victor Chen, David Wood, Milton Morris
  • Publication number: 20060047320
    Abstract: A pacing system computes optimal cardiac resynchronization pacing parameters using intrinsic conduction intervals. In various embodiments, values for atrio-ventricular delay intervals are each computed as a function of an intrinsic atrio-ventricular interval and a parameter reflective of an interventricular conduction delay. Examples of the parameter reflective of the interventricular conduction delay include QRS width and interval between right and left ventricular senses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Inventors: Jiang Ding, Yinghong Yu, Milton Morris
  • Publication number: 20060041279
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying and assessing inter-atrial conduction delays in patients is disclosed. Patients who are so identified and are also in need of ventricular resynchronization therapy may then be treated with left atrial pacing and ventricular resynchronization pacing. Certain patients may alternatively be treated with ventricular resynchronization therapy delivered with a conservatively selected atrio-ventricular delay interval and without left atrial pacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Publication date: February 23, 2006
    Inventors: Yinghong Yu, Jiang Ding, Milton Morris
  • Publication number: 20050230066
    Abstract: A track assembly for supporting fabric on a surface includes a base track defining a first half of a hinge and a first half of a snapping clamp. The base track preferably includes a tension force dissipater extending from the first half of the hinge. An upper track defines a second half of the hinge and is pivotally connectable to the base track. The upper track defines a second half of the snapping clamp for releasably engaging the fabric. The upper track includes a strut extended downwardly towards the base track such that when high tension forces are applied to the upper track, due to fabric tensioning, the strut contacts the base track and at least partially transmits the tension forces to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventor: Milton Morris
  • Publication number: 20050137632
    Abstract: A method is presented by which an implantable cardiac rhythm management device may vary the atrio-ventricular delay or AVD interval used for delivering cardiac resynchronization therapy in an atrial tracking or AV sequential pacing mode in accordance with the sensed or paced atrial rate. Optimal values for the AVD parameter associated with a particular atrial rate are computed as linear functions of an intrinsic conduction measurement taken when the particular rate is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Jiang Ding, Yinghong Yu, Milton Morris
  • Patent number: 6904319
    Abstract: A system and method provides for inhibiting delivery of atrial therapy under certain conditions. Inhibiting delivery of atrial therapy involves developing atrial intervals and ventricular intervals from sensed atrial and ventricular events, respectively. An average atrial rate and an average ventricular rate is developed from a predetermined number of the atrial and ventricular intervals, respectively. Delivery of atrial therapy is inhibited if the average atrial rate fails to exceed the average ventricular rate by at least a predetermined factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Seim, Lynn Elliott, Milton Morris
  • Publication number: 20050060000
    Abstract: A system and method for providing pacing pulses after a cardioversion/defibrillation shock, where the pacing pulses have a pacing rate at an initial value. The pacing rate is decreased from the initial value until at least one intrinsic cardiac contraction is detected. In one embodiment, the pacing rate is decreased by a set amount after pacing a set number of cardiac cycles. Providing the set number of pacing pulses and decreasing the pacing rate by the set amount is then repeated until at least one intrinsic cardiac contraction is detected. An intrinsic cardiac rate is then determined from the at least one intrinsic cardiac contraction. The pacing rate is then increased and maintained to be above (i.e., greater than) the intrinsic cardiac rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Victor Chen, Gary Seim, Milton Morris
  • Publication number: 20020147474
    Abstract: A system and method provides for inhibiting delivery of atrial therapy under certain conditions. Inhibiting delivery of atrial therapy involves developing atrial intervals and ventricular intervals from sensed atrial and ventricular events, respectively. An average atrial rate and an average ventricular rate is developed from a predetermined number of the atrial and ventricular intervals, respectively. Delivery of atrial therapy is inhibited if the average atrial rate fails to exceed the average ventricular rate by at least a predetermined factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: Gary Seim, Lynn Elliott, Milton Morris
  • Patent number: 6164364
    Abstract: A track assembly for supporting fabrics includes first and second tracks each having one-half of a hinge and one-half of a snapping clamp which, when interfaced, become a hinged clamp. When snapped or clamped together, the tracks tighten and securely clamp fabric to be hung on a wall. The track assembly includes a resilient longitudinal edge and a longitudinal flange spaced inward the edge which configuration allows for the facile creation of tight seams between pieces of fabric along longitudinal edges of respective clamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Milton A. Morris
  • Patent number: 5275224
    Abstract: A corner bracket is provided for use with a fabric supporting track assembly of a type adapted for installation of a fabric wall covering onto a wall. The corner bracket has a generally triangular configuration defining a generally L-shaped corner piece hingedly connected to a bracket base adapted for fixed attachment to the wall. The bracket base supports the corner piece within a corner of the wall, in alignment with horizontal and vertical components of the track assembly. The corner piece is hingedly movable between an easily accessed first position pivoted away from the wall corner for facilitated attachment of the fabric wall covering thereto, and a second position pressed into the wall corner for snap-fit interlock with the track components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Inventor: Milton A. Morris
  • Patent number: 4403642
    Abstract: The assembly comprises first and second tracks of extruded polyvinyl chloride plastic which, when interfaced, become a hinged clamp. When snapped or clamped together, the tracks tighten and securely clamp fabrics of varying weights. By providing relatively elongated tracks, the installation of the fabric is greatly facilitated in that extended marginal edges of the fabric can be clamped in a single clamping motion. There is no need for a special tool requiring successive stuffing of the fabric into a biased slot and the labor and time involved therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1983
    Inventor: Milton A. Morris
  • Patent number: 3972763
    Abstract: The product is a laminar composite of two or more adhesively bonded layers of sheet material, one of which has a corrugated surface contour at the interface between the layers. The layers are bonded together at the ridges of the corrugated surface of the one layer, and the bond on each ridge consists essentially of a series of relatively localized spots of a plastically deposited but adhesively set adhesive material. The spots are located at intervals spaced apart from one another lengthwise of the ridge, and are characterized with oblate cross sections in planes normal to the interface between the layers, resulting from the fact that the spots undergo compression in the plastic state thereof during the process. The bonding operation is accomplished by causing relative motion between the corrugated web and a series of spaced parallel lines of adhesive material which are disposed crosswise of the ridges of the web and contacted with the ridges so as to deposit the spots thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1976
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: Arthur Dale Wolvin, Richard Milton Morris, Jr.