Patents by Inventor Paul B. Robinson

Paul B. Robinson 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: 11975182
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a circulatory support device with an integrated cannula. In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus for attachment to a cardiac pump, comprises an adaptor. The adaptor comprises an annular cross section configured to receive the cardiac pump. The annular cross section is secured to the cardiac pump. The adaptor also comprises a plurality of channels arranged around the adapter and a cannula comprising a proximal portion, a distal portion, and an intermediate portion comprising a braided mesh extending between the distal portion and the proximal portion. The proximal portion has a proximal end comprising a plurality of elements arranged through the channels and the distal portion comprises a plurality of wires and a tip element. The plurality of wires extend in a distal direction from the braided mesh to the tip element and are secured to the tip element. And, a coating covers at least a portion of the braided mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Chouinard, Thomas P. Jancaric, David B. Robinson, Gerasimos Rigalos, James Tormey
  • Patent number: 4396915
    Abstract: A remote automatic utility reading system includes a reading control center for transmitting commands to and receiving measurement data from remote terminal units via a command responsive control unit. The control unit is characterized by a computer having a stored program of subroutines, one of which is an interrupt subroutine. The interrupt subroutine is periodically entered as commands are received by the control unit from the reading control center and directs entry into other ones of the subroutines for execution thereof to effect the simultaneous interlacing of the commands and measurement data being transferred between the reading control center and the remote terminal units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1983
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard G. Farnsworth, Paul B. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4315251
    Abstract: An automatic meter reading and control system for communicating with remote terminal points includes a reading control center which selectively communicates with a meter terminal unit at each terminal point by way of a section control unit, each section control unit serving several meter terminal units. The section control unit is responsive to various commands issued by the reading control center to selectively route the commands to specified meter terminal units or groups of meter terminal units to direct the meter terminal units to selectively carry out a meter reading operation, a load control operation, a user alert operation or transfer of previously stored meter data or switch status data from the meter terminal units to the reading control center in accordance with functions specified by the various commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1982
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Robinson, Maurice J. Ouellette, Larry A. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4301445
    Abstract: An automatic gain control system and method, utilizing a digital logic attenuator and control in a communication receiver, operates linearly over a wide dynamic range in the amplitude of input signals applied to the receiver to eliminate distortion and frequency intermodulation products inherent in single channel and multi-channel frequency multiplex communication systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Paul B. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4135181
    Abstract: An automatic meter reading and control system for communicating with remote terminal points includes a central station which selectively communicates with a transponder controller unit at each terminal point via a plurality of distribution units, each serving several transponder controller units. The distribution controller units are responsive to various commands issued by the central station to selectively route the commands to specified transponder controller units to direct the transponder controller units to selectively carry out a load control operation, a meter reading operation or transfer of previously stored meter data from the transponder units to the central station in accordance with functions specified by the various commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anthony P. Bogacki, Richard G. Farnsworth, Samuel G. Hardy, Paul B. Robinson, Charles A. Stutt
  • Patent number: 4131881
    Abstract: A data communication system includes apparatus for use in each of a plurality of simultaneously addressable terminal units. Means are provided for recognizing a large number of addresses to allow the selective addressing of any single terminal unit, simultaneous addressing of all terminal units, or the selective simultaneous addressing of various groups and sets of terminal units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Inventor: Paul B. Robinson