Patents by Inventor Patrick Hunt

Patrick Hunt 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: 20190322110
    Abstract: A printing system includes: an ink supply; a feed line coupled to the ink supply; a return line coupled to the ink supply; and a plurality of printhead modules each having an inlet port fluidically coupled to the feed line and an outlet port fluidically coupled to the return line. Each print module has a bypass line fluidically coupling the feed line to the return line. The bypass line is open for both priming and printing operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Rosati, David Petch, David Burney, Jim Sykora, Kenneth A. Regas, Andy Bound, Neil Doherty, Scott Dennis, Ben Jones, Oksana Buyda, Locson Tonthat, Andrew Buyda, Patrick Kirk, Loren Hunt, Jason Dewey, Jim Trinchera, Bill Cressman, Ron Zech
  • Patent number: 10434227
    Abstract: A system for stimulating the healing of tissue comprises a porous pad positioned within a wound cavity, and an airtight dressing secured over the pad, so as to provide an airtight seal to the wound cavity. A proximal end of a conduit is connectable to the dressing. A distal end of the conduit is connectable to a negative pressure source, which may be an electric pump housed within a portable housing, or wall suction. A canister is positioned along the conduit to retain exudates suctioned from the wound site during the application of negative pressure. A controller for automated oscillation of pressure over time is provided to further enhance and stimulate the healing of an open wound. A power management motor control for varying pump drive frequency and managing a portable power supply is provided to increase battery life and improve patient mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Boynton, Teryl Blane Sanders, Keith Patrick Heaton, Kenneth William Hunt, Mark Stephen James Beard, David M. Tumey, Larry Tab Randolph
  • Patent number: 10436403
    Abstract: A dual printed circuit board assembly for vehicle lights, the dual printed circuit board including a dual printed circuit board and a dual connector. The dual printed circuit board having a first substrate with a first layout, a second substrate opposite to the first substrate with a second layout, and a common panel that supports the first substrate on a first side and the second substrate on a second side, wherein the first layout is populable by a first plurality of light sources to be used in a first light of the vehicle lights and the second layout is populable by a second plurality of light sources to be used in a second light of the vehicle lights. The dual connector having a first jumper connector electrically connected to the first layout, and a second jumper connector opposite to the first jumper connector and electrically connected to the second layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Warner, Patrick Martin, Cameron Betz, Brian Hunt, Sergio Aguirre
  • Publication number: 20190275680
    Abstract: A robot comprises a first part and a second part moveable relative to the first part. The robot operates in an audio output mode in which the first and second parts are in a first configuration relative to each other and in which the robot outputs audio from an array of speakers using an audio output technique. The robot operates in a user interaction mode in which the first and second parts are in a second, different configuration relative to each other and in which the robot interacts with a user. The robot is configured to change from the audio output mode to the user interaction mode in response to the robot detecting a trigger event. Changing from the audio output mode to the user interaction mode comprises causing the first part to lift up relative to the second part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Hongbin ZHUANG, Szu-Hung LEE, Martin RIDDIFORD, Patrick HUNT, Graham BRETT, Robert BUTTERWORTH, Douglas MORTON, Ben MAHON
  • Publication number: 20190216614
    Abstract: A surgical instrument suitable for preparing an intervertebral disc space includes an outer sleeve, an instrument head, an inner shaft, a handle, a universal joint, a coupling member, and a drive mechanism. The outer sleeve includes a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis. The instrument head defines a longitudinal axis and is disposed at the distal end of the outer shaft. The inner shaft is slidably disposed within the outer sleeve and includes a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis coaxially aligned with the longitudinal axis of the outer sleeve. The drive mechanism is coupled between the outer sleeve and the inner shaft and actuates the outer sleeve axially relative to the inner shaft, thereby setting an angle of the longitudinal axis of the instrument head in relation to the longitudinal axis of the inner shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Terry Ziemek, Patrick Hunt
  • Patent number: 10265194
    Abstract: A surgical instrument suitable for preparing an intervertebral disc space includes an outer sleeve, an instrument head, an inner shaft, a handle, a universal joint, a coupling member, and a drive mechanism. The outer sleeve includes a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis. The instrument head defines a longitudinal axis and is disposed at the distal end of the outer shaft. The inner shaft is slidably disposed within the outer sleeve and includes a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis coaxially aligned with the longitudinal axis of the outer sleeve. The drive mechanism is coupled between the outer sleeve and the inner shaft and actuates the outer sleeve axially relative to the inner shaft, thereby setting an angle of the longitudinal axis of the instrument head in relation to the longitudinal axis of the inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Ziemek, Patrick Hunt
  • Publication number: 20190094441
    Abstract: A display device comprises first, second and third layers. The first layer is spaced apart from the second layer. The third layer is arranged between the first and second layers. The first layer comprises a display surface facing away from the second layer. The display surface is arranged to provide a display output. The second layer comprises a plurality of light-emitting elements. The third layer of the display device comprises a plurality of discrete guide channels. Each guide channel in the plurality of guide channels is arranged to guide light travelling from a respective light-emitting element in the plurality of light-emitting elements to the display surface. Different guide channels in the plurality of guide channels have different channel lengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Hongbin ZHUANG, Szu-Hung LEE, Martin RIDDIFORD, Rob BUTTERWORTH, Douglas MORTON, Patrick HUNT
  • Publication number: 20190039467
    Abstract: Approaches for charging a battery for an electric vehicle involve obtaining battery usage metrics of the battery of the electric vehicle based upon past usage of the battery and past charging of the battery. The metrics are analyzed to determine a target state of charge (SOC) for a first type of vehicle usage and determine a charging scheme as a function of time to achieve the target SOC at a first predetermined time. The charging scheme includes a first time period and a subsequent second time period, wherein an average rate of delivering charge to the battery during the second time period is greater than an average rate of delivering charge to the battery during the first time period. The battery is charged according to the charging scheme until the battery reaches the target SOC, which is less than a maximum state of charge for the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Hortop, Patrick Hunt
  • Publication number: 20190016231
    Abstract: An electric vehicle system for transporting human passengers or cargo includes an electric vehicle that includes a body, a plurality of wheels, a cargo area, an electric motor for propelling the electric vehicle, and a primary battery for providing electrical power to the electric motor for propelling the electric vehicle. An auxiliary battery module is attachable to the electric vehicle for providing electrical power to the electric motor via a first electrical connector at the auxiliary battery module and a second electrical connector at the electric vehicle that mates with the first electrical connector. The auxiliary battery module can be positioned in the cargo area while supplying power to the electric motor, and can be removable and reattachable from the electric vehicle. The auxiliary battery module includes an integrated cooling system for cooling itself during operation of the electric vehicle including a conduit therein for circulating coolant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Scaringe, Charles Chang, Henry Huang, Patrick Hunt
  • Publication number: 20190008657
    Abstract: An expandable fusion cage system includes an expandable fusion cage having an upper portion, a lower portion, and a hinge portion coupling the lower portion and the upper portion at their distal ends. Positioned between the upper and lower portions is an expansion element that when moved in the proximal direction causes the cage to expand at its proximal end. The system can also include inserter instruments, expandable distraction instruments, and bone funnels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew LAMBORNE, Patrick HUNT, Joel HELGERSON, Troy WOOLLEY, Richard FESSLER, Clint HILL, K. Brandon STRENGE, Kenneth LITTLE, Alex SPECIALE
  • Patent number: 10045800
    Abstract: The present invention provides spinous process implants and associated methods. In one aspect of the invention, the implant includes a first extension and a second extension. The first extension has a spacer extending from a medial lacing side along a longitudinal axis. The second extension has an aperture that slidingly receives the spacer. Accordingly, the second extension is moveable relative to the spacer along the longitudinal axis. The second extension includes a threaded bore in communication with the aperture. A set screw is threadably received in the threaded bore of the second extension. The set screw can be tightened against an outer surface of the spacer to lock the second extension in place relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Taber, Patrick Hunt, Andrew Lamborne, Randall G. Mast, William Sandul, Dean Karahalios
  • Patent number: 10045772
    Abstract: A suture anchor including a sleeve with an optional solid tip and a threaded, hollow interior portion. A transverse hole passes through a distal end of the sleeve. An inner screw with a flat distal end and threads disposed on an outer surface and a driver head extension monolithically connected with a proximal end of the inner screw are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KARL STORZ & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rickey Hart, Patrick Hunt
  • Patent number: 10039650
    Abstract: An expandable fusion cage system includes an expandable fusion cage having an upper portion, a lower portion, and a hinge portion coupling the lower portion and the upper portion at their distal ends. Positioned between the upper and lower portions is an expansion element that when moved in the proximal direction causes the cage to expand at its proximal end. The system can also include inserter instruments, expandable distraction instruments, and bone funnels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: IN QUEUE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Lamborne, Patrick Hunt, Joel Helgerson, Troy Woolley, Richard Fessler, Clint Hill, K. Brandon Strenge, Kenneth Little, Alex Speciale
  • Publication number: 20170333090
    Abstract: The present invention provides spinous process implants and associated methods. In one aspect of the invention, the implant includes at least one extension with a superior lobe pivotally connected to an inferior lobe, such as by a hinge, to allow unfolding of the at least one extension from a folded position to an unfolded position. In certain aspects, the folding extension may include fasteners to facilitate engagement with the spinous processes to provide both a flexion stop as well as an extension stop. The fasteners may have corresponding bores to allow the fasteners to reside in the bores to provide a compact profile for implantation. In another aspect of the invention, the implant is introduced to the surgical site using a lateral or paramedian approach and associated tools to facilitate the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Justin Taber, Patrick Hunt, Andrew Lamborne
  • Patent number: 9750544
    Abstract: The present invention provides spinous process implants and associated methods. In one aspect of the invention, the implant includes at least one extension with a superior lobe pivotally connected to an inferior lobe, such as by a hinge, to allow unfolding of the at least one extension from a folded position to an unfolded position. In certain aspects, the folding extension may include fasteners to facilitate engagement with the spinous processes to provide both a flexion stop as well as an extension stop. The fasteners may have corresponding bores to allow the fasteners to reside in the bores to provide a compact profile for implantation. In another aspect of the invention, the implant is introduced to the surgical site using a lateral or paramedian approach and associated tools to facilitate the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Taber, Patrick Hunt, Andrew Lamborne
  • Patent number: D787293
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Prince, Damien Menard-Oxman, Patrick Hunt
  • Patent number: D802551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Hunt
  • Patent number: D818984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Hunt
  • Patent number: D859348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Hunt
  • Patent number: D861760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Hongbin Zhuang, Szu-Hung Lee, Martin Riddiford, Rob Butterworth, Ben Mahon, Douglas Morton, Patrick Hunt