Patents by Inventor Philip M. FitzSimons

Philip M. FitzSimons 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: 20200196867
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to an implantable device that include an inductor coil, a storage capacitor, active circuitry, and a sensor, but doesn't include an electrochemical cell, and methods for use therewith. During first periods of time, the storage capacitor accumulates and stores energy received via the inductor coil from a non-implanted device. During second periods of time, interleaved with the first periods of time, and during which energy is not received from the non-implanted device, the active circuitry of the implantable device is powered by the energy stored on the storage capacitor and is used to perform at least one of a plurality of predetermined operations of the implantable device, including, e.g., obtaining a sensor measurement from the sensor of the implantable device, transmitting a communication signal including a sensor measurement to the non-implanted device, and/or receiving a communication signal from the non-implanted device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Andersen, William Douglas Barrett, Jin-Woo Park, Philip M. Fitzsimons, Ion Opris, Eiji Shirai
  • Patent number: 6042320
    Abstract: An automatic feeding station (10) for receiving a plurality of binding elements (70), packaged in a continuous bandolier strip (74), and feeding same into an inserter station (12), for the automatic edge binding of a stack of sheets. The feeding station (12) comprises a housing consisting of a pair of vertically oriented end walls (14,16), and a pair of downwardly extending, angularly disposed walls (18, 20) converging at the bottom of the housing. A first such angular wall (18) defines the feed path for the bandolier strip (74) consisting of a pair of continuous plastic films (76, 78) joined at spaced apart intervals to define plural, laterally oriented pockets or cavities (80) to receive the binding elements (70) in a spaced apart, parallel relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Unicoil, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. McHenry, Jr., Philip M. FitzSimons