Patents by Inventor Paul J. Robinson

Paul J. 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).

  • Publication number: 20200240082
    Abstract: A method of making a molded paper web includes bringing a permeable patterned surface of a patterned cylinder into contact with a nascent web and conveying the nascent web between a transfer surface and the permeable patterned surface over an arc length of the permeable patterned surface. The arc length forms at least a portion of a molding zone. The method also includes applying a vacuum over at least a portion of the arc length. The method further includes transferring the nascent web from the transfer surface to the permeable patterned surface of the patterned cylinder in the molding zone. The vacuum is applied during the transferring of the nascent web from the transfer surface to the permeable patterned surface of the patterned cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Paul J. Ruthven, Frank D. Harper, Mark L. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10697120
    Abstract: A method of making a fibrous sheet including bringing a permeable patterned surface of a patterned cylinder into contact with a nascent web and conveying the nascent web between a transfer surface and the permeable patterned surface over an arc length of the permeable patterned surface. The arc length forms at least a portion of a molding zone. The method also includes applying a vacuum over at least a portion of the arc length. The method further includes transferring the nascent web from the transfer surface to the permeable patterned surface of the patterned cylinder in the molding zone. The vacuum is applied during the transferring of the nascent web from the transfer surface to the permeable patterned surface of the patterned cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Ruthven, Frank D. Harper, Mark L. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20200157230
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions of daclizumab suitable for subcutaneous administration and methods of manufacturing thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Taymar E. HARTMAN, Paul W. SAUER, John E. BURKY, Mark C. WESSON, Ping Y. HUANG, Thomas J. ROBINSON, Braeden D. PARTRIDGE, J. Yun TSO
  • Publication number: 20200034737
    Abstract: Systems are presented for generating a natural language model. The system may comprise a database module, an application program interface (API) module, a background processing module, and an applications module, each stored on the at least one memory and executable by the at least one processor. The system may be configured to generate the natural language model by: ingesting training data, generating a hierarchical data structure, selecting a plurality of documents among the training data to be annotated, generating an annotation prompt for each document configured to elicit an annotation about said document, receiving the annotation based on the annotation prompt, and generating the natural language model using an adaptive machine learning process configured to determine patterns among the annotations for how the documents in the training data are to be subdivided according to the at least two topical nodes of the hierarchical data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: AIPARC HOLDINGS PTE. LTD. `
    Inventors: Robert J. Munro, Schuyler D. Erle, Christopher Walker, Sarah K. Luger, Jason Brenier, Gary C. King, Paul A. Tepper, Ross Mechanic, Andrew Gilchrist-Scott, Jessica D. Long, James B. Robinson, Brendan D. Callahan, Michelle Casbon, Ujjwal Sarin, Aneesh Nair, Veena Basavaraj, Tripti Saxena, Edgar Nunez, Martha G. Hinrichs, Haley Most, Tyler J. Schnoebelen
  • Publication number: 20200024289
    Abstract: This application describes compounds, compositions, and methods which are useful in treating, preventing, inhibiting, ameliorating, or eradicating the pathology and/or symptomology of a disease caused by a parasite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicants: Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Robert Toms Jacobs, Yang Liu, Richard J. Sciotti, Jason D. Speake, Gavin Alistair Whitlock, Paul Alan Glossop, Charles Eric Mowbray, Delphine Françoise Monique Launay, Stephen John Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190303428
    Abstract: Methods are presented for generating a natural language model. The method may comprise: ingesting training data representative of documents to be analyzed by the natural language model, generating a hierarchical data structure comprising at least two topical nodes within which the training data is to be subdivided into by the natural language model, selecting a plurality of documents among the training data to be annotated, generating an annotation prompt for each document configured to elicit an annotation about said document indicating which node among the at least two topical nodes said document is to be classified into, receiving the annotation based on the annotation prompt; and generating the natural language model using an adaptive machine learning process configured to determine patterns among the annotations for how the documents in the training data are to be subdivided according to the at least two topical nodes of the hierarchical data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Munro, Schuyler D. Erle, Christopher Walker, Sarah K. Luger, Jason Brenier, Gary C. King, Paul A. Tepper, Ross Mechanic, Andrew Gilchrist-Scott, Jessica D. Long, James B. Robinson, Brendan D. Callahan, Michelle Casbon, Ujjwal Sarin, Aneesh Nair, Veena Basavaraj, Tripti Saxena, Edgar Nunez, Martha G. Hinrichs, Haley Most, Tyler Schnoebelen
  • Publication number: 20190243886
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for providing improved machine performance in natural language processing. In some example embodiments, an API module is presented that is configured to drive processing of a system architecture for natural language processing. Aspects of the present disclosure allow for a natural language model to classify documents while other documents are being retrieved in real time. The natural language model and the documents are configured to be stored in a stateless format, which also allows for additional functions to be performed on the documents while the natural language model is used to continue classifying other documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Idibon, Inc.
    Inventors: Schuyler D. Erle, Robert J. Munro, Brendan D. Callahan, Jason Brenier, Paul A. Tepper, Jessica D. Long, James B. Robinson, Aneesh Nair, Michelle Casbon, Stefan Krawczyk
  • Patent number: 10350422
    Abstract: In some examples, a feedthrough assembly a ferrule including a base portion and at least one projection extending from the base portion; a capacitive filter positioned adjacent the base portion of the ferrule such that an outer wall of the capacitive filter faces an inner wall of the at least one projection of the ferrule; a conductive pin extending through an aperture in the ferrule and an aperture in the capacitive filter; and an electrically conductive material between the inner wall of the at least one projection of the ferrule and outer wall of the capacitive filter that electrically couples the ferrule and the capacitive filter to ground the capacitive filter, wherein the inner wall of the at least one projection of the ferrule and the outer wall of the capacitive filter are tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Sanders, Paul B. Aamodt, Simon E. Goldman, Scott J. Robinson, Brad C. Tischendorf
  • Publication number: 20190171478
    Abstract: An efficient and scalable transaction processing using a consensus-based transaction model is disclosed. A transaction processor receives a transaction that includes a plurality of update subtransactions to be performed against a corresponding plurality of resources. A transaction identifier (ID) that corresponds to the transaction is determined. For each resource of the plurality of resources, the transaction ID is sent to a resource manager associated with the resource to determine a status of the corresponding update subtransaction as one of 1) a not seen status, 2) a prepared status, or 3) a committed status. Based on the status of the corresponding update subtransaction, any action against the resource via the resource manager that is necessary to bring the status of the corresponding update subtransaction to the committed status is performed. The transaction is marked as being completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Jenkinson, Paul F. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8597313
    Abstract: The invention provides a rotational atherectomy device having, in various embodiments, a flexible, elongated, rotatable drive shaft with at least one flexible eccentric enlarged abrading head attached thereto. In other embodiments, the eccentric abrading head is not flexible or partially flexible. At least part of the eccentric enlarged cutting head has a tissue removing surface—typically an abrasive surface. In certain embodiments, the abrading head will be at least partially hollow. When placed within an artery against stenotic tissue and rotated at sufficiently high speeds the eccentric nature of the enlarged cutting head causes the cutting head and drive shaft to rotate in such a fashion as to open the stenotic lesion to a diameter substantially larger than the outer diameter of the enlarged cutting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Thatcher, Paul J. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8475478
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for maximizing efficiency of tissue removal from body passageways is provided. A rotational atherectomy device comprises, inter alia, an elongated, flexible and rotatable drive shaft with an enlarged cutting surface disposed thereon, guide wire and catheter. The distal end of catheter may have a cutting surface cleaner, either attached thereto or integrated therein. The cleaner may be outwardly radially flexible and biased against the drive shaft. The cleaner may be opened to accommodate the enlarged cutting surface for cleaning particles trapped therein as a consequence of abrading as it is either advanced distally over the drive shaft and/or the drive shaft is retracted proximally toward the cleaner to accommodate the diameter of the enlarged cutting section. The cleaner comprises an inner surface having an abrasive surface for mechanically scraping and dislodging material trapped in the enlarged cutting head tissue removing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Cardiovascular Systems, inc.
    Inventor: Paul J. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20090012548
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for maximizing efficiency of tissue removal from body passageways is provided. A rotational atherectomy device comprises, inter alia, an elongated, flexible and rotatable drive shaft with an enlarged cutting surface disposed thereon, guide wire and catheter. The distal end of catheter may have a cutting surface cleaner, either attached thereto or integrated therein. The cleaner may be outwardly radially flexible and biased against the drive shaft. The cleaner may be opened to accommodate the enlarged cutting surface for cleaning particles trapped therein as a consequence of abrading as it is either advanced distally over the drive shaft and/or the drive shaft is retracted proximally toward the cleaner to accommodate the diameter of the enlarged cutting section. The cleaner comprises an inner surface having an abrasive surface for mechanically scraping and dislodging material trapped in the enlarged cutting head tissue removing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Thatcher, Paul J. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20080306498
    Abstract: The invention provides a rotational atherectomy device having, in various embodiments, a flexible, elongated, rotatable drive shaft with at least one flexible eccentric enlarged abrading head attached thereto. In other embodiments, the eccentric abrading head is not flexible or partially flexible. At least part of the eccentric enlarged cutting head has a tissue removing surface—typically an abrasive surface. In certain embodiments, the abrading head will be at least partially hollow. When placed within an artery against stenotic tissue and rotated at sufficiently high speeds the eccentric nature of the enlarged cutting head causes the cutting head and drive shaft to rotate in such a fashion as to open the stenotic lesion to a diameter substantially larger than the outer diameter of the enlarged cutting head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Thatcher, Paul J. Robinson
  • Patent number: 7141055
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the invention, an apparatus for moving a diseased portion of an anatomical structure with respect to a healthy portion of an anatomical structure includes a first vacuum section adapted to apply vacuum force to and hold the healthy portion, and a second vacuum section adapted to apply vacuum force to and hold the diseased portion, wherein the second vacuum section is adapted to withdraw within the first vacuum section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Surgical Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome H. Abrams, Claire T. Hovland, Paul J. Robinson
  • Patent number: 7051419
    Abstract: A neurostimulating lead is provided for use in stimulating the spinal chord, spinal nerves, or peripheral nerves or for use in deep brain stimulation that comprises an elongated, flexible lead having improved steerability properties. The lead includes a plurality of thin-film metal electrodes connected by conductors embedded within the wall of the lead to electrical contacts at the proximal end of the lead. The lead is further designed to include an internal lumen for use with a guidewire in an over-the-wire lead placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: MicroNet Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark G. Schrom, Paul J. Robinson
  • Patent number: 7047082
    Abstract: A neurostimulating lead is provided for use in stimulating the spinal chord, spinal nerves, or peripheral nerves or for use in deep brain stimulation that comprises an elongated, flexible lead having improved steerability properties. The lead includes a plurality of thin-film metal electrodes connected by conductors embedded within the wall of the lead to electrical contacts at the proximal end of the lead. The lead is further designed to include an internal lumen for use with a guidewire in an over-the-wire lead placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: MicroNet Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark G. Schrom, Paul J. Robinson
  • Patent number: 6964643
    Abstract: Therapeutic devices and methods according to embodiments of the invention alleviate e.g. urinary incontinence in female and male patients. Suction or vacuum, for example, is applied to the genital region, clitoris or clitoral region, the external urethral orifice, and/or other designated areas, e.g. physically stimulating the sacral/pudendal nerves and/or nerve roots and alleviating incontinence. Such embodiments also can encourage or cause clitoral engorgement, or otherwise promote blood flow in the genital region. Vacuum or suction applied to e.g. the clitoris creates a negative pressure in the clitoris that is lower than the systolic blood pressure, tending to promote engorgement of the clitoris with blood. Aspects of the invention are applicable not only to treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, but also to the treatment of female sexual dysfunction. Aspects of the invention are also applicable to treatment of male incontinence and male erectile dysfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: NuGyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Claire T. Hovland, Curtis E. Olson, Jerome H. Abrams, Paul J. Robinson, Philip A. Messina
  • Patent number: 6740098
    Abstract: Surgical devices and methods achieve a desired configuration of one or more anatomical structures, e.g. by suction or inflation, and then optionally deploy a stabilizing or fastening agent or holding device, for example a helical staple, to stabilize the anatomical structure in the desired configuration. Aspects of the invention can be used in the treatment of incontinence, coronary artery blockage, and blockages or strictures in other anatomical structures. Additionally, embodiments of the invention also can be used to create anastomoses between anatomical structures, and/or to create or reverse functional vasectomies, tubal ligations and the like. Aspects of the invention are particularly (though not exclusively) applicable in minimally invasive surgical settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Surgical Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome H. Abrams, Claire T. Hovland, Paul J. Robinson
  • Patent number: D607102
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul J. Robinson
  • Patent number: D610258
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul J. Robinson