Patents by Inventor Paul Sand

Paul Sand 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: 10842040
    Abstract: To achieve multiple benefits, a high speed computing system is configured in a hierarchical manner with flexibility and re-configurability concerns maximized. This begins with a particular cabinet architecture which is specifically designed to accommodate various needs and considerations. The cabinet or rack is designed to receive various chassis assemblies depending on the particular needs and or functions involved. These may include a compute chassis, a switch chassis, or a rectifier chassis, which can be incorporated into the cabinet. Within each chassis, specific components are then inserted, with each of these components being in a subsystem configuration. For example, the compute chassis is specifically designed to receive a number of compute blades. Similarly, the switch chassis is designed to receive a number of switch blades. Lastly, the rectifier chassis is configured to receive a number of rectifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Wade Doll, Corey Knudsen, Dale Sand, Eric Lakin, Perry Franz, Paul Bonstrom, Rob Rongstad
  • Publication number: 20200340282
    Abstract: A power closure actuator for powering a movable closure includes an output member configured to drive movement of the movable closure, a motor coupled through a gear reduction to drive the output member, and an integrated brake-clutch unit having an input configured to receive drive power from the electric motor. The brake-clutch unit provides independent braking and clutching between the electric motor and the output member via an electric brake actuator and an electric clutch actuator, respectively. Brake and clutch portions of the brake-clutch unit act on a rotor, and brake force can be maintained on the rotor without powering the brake actuator. A clutch disc is biased disengaged from the rotor. The integrated brake-clutch unit provides a drive state between the electric motor and the output member when the brake portion is released concurrently with the clutch portion establishing a power coupling between the clutch disc and the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Sproule, Howard Kuhlman, Frederick Eberle, William Champ, Steven Buell, Jacob Fritschle, Daniel Sand, Paul Crociata, David Wilcox, Brian Schymik, Michael Zientak, Kimpon Ngem
  • Publication number: 20200214164
    Abstract: To achieve multiple benefits, a high speed computing system is configured in a hierarchical manner with flexibility and re-configurability concerns maximized. This begins with a particular cabinet architecture which is specifically designed to accommodate various needs and considerations. The cabinet or rack is designed to receive various chassis assemblies depending on the particular needs and or functions involved. These may include a compute chassis, a switch chassis, or a rectifier chassis, which can be incorporated into the cabinet. Within each chassis, specific components are then inserted, with each of these components being in a subsystem configuration. For example, the compute chassis is specifically designed to receive a number of compute blades. Similarly, the switch chassis is designed to receive a number of switch blades. Lastly, the rectifier chassis is configured to receive a number of rectifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Wade Doll, Corey Knudsen, Dale Sand, Eric Lakin, Perry Franz, Paul Bonstrom, Rob Rongstad
  • Patent number: 10493194
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a device for the concentration of fluids comprising a donor receptacle containing a fluid to be concentrated, the donor receptacle comprising a plunger; a receiving receptacle to receive the concentrated fluid, the receiving receptacle comprising a plunger; a concentrator device that is connected to the donor receptacle and the receiving receptacle; and a housing that encloses the donor and receiving receptacles and the concentrator device that the plungers of the donor and receiving receptacles are enclosed within chambers that are gas tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Joshua K. Hoyt, Greg Hinzmann, Paul DeKoning, David John Sayler, Theodore Sand
  • Publication number: 20190343641
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to implants and tools for the fixation or fusion of joints or bone segments. These tools include tissue dilators and protectors. Other tools include broaches used to shape bores in bone. The tools can also include a system for removing an implant from bone. Implants can include assemblies of one or more implant structures that make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. Implants for fusing both sacroiliac joints of a patient include a long implant that extends across both sacroiliac joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Richard G. MAULDIN, Ralph F. RASHBAUM, Mark A. REILEY, Scott A. YERBY, Paul SAND, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Jose RODRIGUEZ, Nicanor DOMINGO, Joanne LEUNG
  • Publication number: 20190298528
    Abstract: A threaded implant can be provided with an elongated main body having external threads configured to thread into bone, and an internal support structure located within the external threads. The internal support structure has a helical arrangement that extends in an opposite direction to the external threads. Other threaded implants and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Derek P. LINDSEY, Paul SAND, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Scott A. YERBY, Nikolas F. KERR, Regina MACBARB
  • Patent number: 10376206
    Abstract: A surgical procedure to insert an implant into the body of a patient may impinge upon or run the risk of damaging neural tissue during the insertion procedure. To reduce this risk, the implant and instrumentation used during the implantation procedure can be modified or adapted for use as neuromonitoring probes to determine whether a nerve is in close proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SI-Bone Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Sand, Scott A. Yerby
  • Patent number: 10363140
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to implants and tools for the fixation or fusion of joints or bone segments. These tools include tissue dilators and protectors. Other tools include broaches used to shape bores in bone. The tools can also include a system for removing an implant from bone. Implants can include assemblies of one or more implant structures that make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. Implants for fusing both sacroiliac joints of a patient include a long implant that extends across both sacroiliac joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SI-Bone Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Mauldin, Ralph F. Rashbaum, Mark A. Reiley, Scott A. Yerby, Paul Sand, Bret W. Schneider, Jose Rodriguez, Nicanor Domingo, Joanne Leung
  • Publication number: 20190133613
    Abstract: Implants for the fusion or fixation of two bone segments are described. For example, the implants can be used for the fusion or fixation of the sacroiliac joint. The implants can include fenestrations, have a rectilinear overall cross-sectional area, and have a curvature. Some implants can also be used to rescue failed implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Mark A. REILEY, Bret SCHNEIDER, Joanne LEUNG, Paul SAND, Scott A. YERBY
  • Publication number: 20190090888
    Abstract: A system for decorticating at least one bone surface includes an elongated soft tissue protector, an elongated drive shaft and a cutter. The elongated soft tissue protector has a bore extending therethrough. The bore has a non-circular lateral cross-section, a maximum lateral extent and a minimum lateral extent. The cutter may be located on or near a distal end of the drive shaft. The cutter has a non-circular lateral cross-section, a maximum lateral extent and a minimum lateral extent. The maximum lateral extent of the cutter is greater than the minimum lateral extent of the bore but is no greater than the maximum lateral extent of the bore. The bore of the soft tissue protector is configured to slidably receive the cutter therethrough. Other systems and methods for decorticating at least one bone surface are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: SI-Bone Inc.
    Inventors: Paul SAND, M. Bret SCHNEIDER, Patrick KAHN, Scott A. YERBY, Gerard LIBRODO, Khalid SETHI, Craig MEYER, Michael DIDINSKY, Thomas A. MCNALLY, Robert MCLAIN, Nikolas KERR, Eric SWICK, Yale VAN DYNE, Jen KASLER
  • Patent number: 10166033
    Abstract: Implants for the fusion or fixation of two bone segments are described. For example, the implants can be used for the fusion or fixation of the sacroiliac joint. The implants can include fenestrations, have a rectilinear overall cross-sectional area, and have a curvature. Some implants can also be used to rescue failed implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SI-Bone Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Reiley, Bret W. Schneider, Joanne Leung, Paul Sand, Scott A. Yerby
  • Patent number: 10113484
    Abstract: A muffling device for exhausting at least one fluid flow in a gas turbine engine includes a first diffuser coupled in flow communication with a first conduit. The first diffuser is configured to exhaust a first fluid flow. The device further includes a second diffuser disposed adjacent the first diffuser. The second diffuser is coupled in flow communication with a second conduit. The second diffuser is configured to exhaust a second fluid flow. The device also includes a third diffuser at least partially surrounding the first diffuser and the second diffuser. The third diffuser is coupled in flow communication with the first diffuser and the second diffuser. The third diffuser includes a body with apertures and is configured to exhaust a third fluid flow. The third fluid flow includes at least one of the first fluid flow and the second fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Carl Glessner, Jarrod Paul Sands
  • Patent number: 10092336
    Abstract: A bone fracture plate assembly including female and male plate portions. The female plate portion has a post, a female dovetail, and an extending arm with a group of ratchet teeth. The male plate portion has two upstanding posts, a male dovetail for coupling to the female dovetail so that the plate portions move linearly with respect to each other, a slot for the arm, and a pawl for engaging the ratchet teeth. A spring, coupled to the posts of the plate portions, dynamically connects the plate portions by applying a compressive load therebetween. The spring has a pair of elongated ears, each defining a slot to allow for relative movement of the plate portions. The ratchet teeth are engaged by the pawl to retain the plate portions together, and the spring mounts on the posts of the plate portions such that the spring biases the plate portions together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Spinal Simplicity, LLC
    Inventors: Harold Hess, Melissa Frock, Adam Frock, Adam Rogers, Todd Moseley, Jonathan Hess, Paul Sand, Carlos Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20180177534
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to bone implants. More specifically, the present invention relates to bone implants used for the fixation or fusion of the sacroiliac joint and/or the spine. For example, a system for fusing or stabilizing a plurality of bones is provided. The system includes an implant structure having stem portion and a head portion, the stem portion having a rectilinear cross sectional area. A tulip or saddle structure can be attached to the head portion, and a rod can be secured within the tulip or saddle structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Ali H. MESIWALA, Mark A. REILEY, Paul SAND, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Scott A. YERBY
  • Patent number: 9936983
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to bone implants. More specifically, the present invention relates to bone implants used for the fixation or fusion of the sacroiliac joint and/or the spine. For example, a system for fusing or stabilizing a plurality of bones is provided. The system includes an implant structure having stem portion and a head portion, the stem portion having a rectilinear cross sectional area. A tulip or saddle structure can be attached to the head portion, and a rod can be secured within the tulip or saddle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SI-Bone Inc.
    Inventors: Ali H. Mesiwala, Mark A. Reiley, Paul Sand, Bret W. Schneider, Scott A. Yerby
  • Publication number: 20170175640
    Abstract: A muffling device for exhausting at least one fluid flow in a gas turbine engine includes a first diffuser coupled in flow communication with a first conduit. The first diffuser is configured to exhaust a first fluid flow. The device further includes a second diffuser disposed adjacent the first diffuser. The second diffuser is coupled in flow communication with a second conduit. The second diffuser is configured to exhaust a second fluid flow. The device also includes a third diffuser at least partially surrounding the first diffuser and the second diffuser. The third diffuser is coupled in flow communication with the first diffuser and the second diffuser. The third diffuser includes a body with apertures and is configured to exhaust a third fluid flow. The third fluid flow includes at least one of the first fluid flow and the second fluid flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: John Carl Glessner, Jarrod Paul Sands
  • Publication number: 20170007409
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to implants and tools for the fixation or fusion of joints or bone segments. These tools include tissue dilators and protectors. Other tools include broaches used to shape bores in bone. The tools can also include a system for removing an implant from bone. Implants can include assemblies of one or more implant structures that make possible the achievement of diverse interventions involving the fusion and/or stabilization of lumbar and sacral vertebra in a non-invasive manner, with minimal incision, and without the necessitating the removing the intervertebral disc. Implants for fusing both sacroiliac joints of a patient include a long implant that extends across both sacroiliac joints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Richard G. MAULDIN, Ralph F. RASHBAUM, Mark A. REILEY, Scott A. YERBY, Paul SAND, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Jose RODRIGUEZ, Nicanor DOMINGO, Joanne LEUNG
  • Publication number: 20160287171
    Abstract: A surgical procedure to insert an implant into the body of a patient may impinge upon or run the risk of damaging neural tissue during the insertion procedure. To reduce this risk, the implant and instrumentation used during the implantation procedure can be modified or adapted for use as neuromonitoring probes to determine whether a nerve is in close proximity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Paul SAND, Scott A. YERBY
  • Publication number: 20160081810
    Abstract: Implants for the fusion or fixation of two bone segments are described. For example, the implants can be used for the fusion or fixation of the sacroiliac joint. The implants can include fenestrations, have a rectilinear overall cross-sectional area, and have a curvature. Some implants can also be used to rescue failed implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Mark A. REILEY, Bret W. SCHNEIDER, Joanne LEUNG, Paul SAND, Scott A. YERBY
  • Publication number: 20150216570
    Abstract: A bone fracture plate assembly including female and male plate portions. The female plate portion has a post, a female dovetail, and an extending arm with a group of ratchet teeth. The male plate portion has two upstanding posts, a male dovetail for coupling to the female dovetail so that the plate portions move linearly with respect to each other, a slot for the arm, and a pawl for engaging the ratchet teeth. A spring, coupled to the posts of the plate portions, dynamically connects the plate portions by applying a compressive load therebetween. The spring has a pair of elongated ears, each defining a slot to allow for relative movement of the plate portions. The ratchet teeth are engaged by the pawl to retain the plate portions together, and the spring mounts on the posts of the plate portions such that the spring biases the plate portions together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: Spinal Simplicity LLC
    Inventors: Harold Hess, Melissa Frock, Adam Frock, Adam Rogers, Todd Moseley, Jonathan Hess, Paul Sand, Carlos Gonzalez