Patents by Inventor Phillip Frederick

Phillip Frederick 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: 20200023960
    Abstract: A flight control apparatus for fixed-wing aircraft includes a first port wing and first starboard wing, a first port swash plate coupled between a first port rotor and first port electric motor, the first port electric motor coupled to the first port wing, and a first starboard swash plate coupled between a first starboard rotor and first starboard electric motor, the first starboard electric motor coupled to the first starboard wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Dana J. Taylor, Phillip T. Tokumaru, Bart Dean Hibbs, William Martin Parks, David Wayne Ganzer, Joseph Frederick King
  • Patent number: 10507331
    Abstract: In embodiments, a wearable cardiac defibrillator system includes an energy storage module configured to store a charge. Two electrodes can be configured to be applied to respective locations of a patient. One or more reservoirs can store one or more conductive fluids. Respective fluid deploying mechanisms can be configured to cause the fluids to be released from one or more of the reservoirs, which decreases the impedance at the patient location, and decreases discomfort for the patient. In some embodiments an impedance is sensed between the two electrodes, and the stored charge is delivered when the sensed impedance meets a discharge condition. In some embodiments, different fluids are released for different patient treatments. In some embodiments, fluid release is controlled to be in at least two doses, with an intervening pause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: WEST AFFUM HOLDINGS CORP.
    Inventors: Daniel Ralph Piha, Joseph Leo Sullivan, Phillip Dewey Foshee, Jr., Daniel Peter Finch, Isabelle Banville, Laura Marie Gustavson, Kenneth Frederick Cowan, Richard C. Nova, Robert Reuben Buchanan, Krystyna Szul, Gregory T. Kavounas
  • Publication number: 20190289172
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes, by a computing device of a first sensor receiving synchronization information from a controller. The synchronization information being generated based on a clock of the controller. The method also includes determining, based on the synchronization information, a first offset between a first clock of the first sensor and the clock of the controller; storing the first offset; and synchronizing, based on the stored first offset and the first clock of the first sensor, a first data capture by the first sensor with a second data capture by a second sensor. The first data capture and the second data capture being requested by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Corey Frederick Bangs, Forrest Samuel Briggs, George James Hansel, James Allen-White Hoffacker, Dhruv Lamba, Chi Hoon Lee, Yi Lu, Brian Thomas McGinn, Phillip Sawbridge
  • Publication number: 20190274772
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a caddy configured to receive medical implants coupled to respective holders. The medical implants and holders may be oriented and/or located in the caddy based on one or more of size, shape, and other configuration of the medical implants and holders and the openings in the caddy through which the medical implants are received. Another embodiment of the invention includes a medical implant having an implant body portion and a detachable marking portion that is connected to the implant body portion by a frangible region structured to provide selective separation of the implant body portion from the detachable marking portion upon application of a force or torque to the implant body portion, and the detachable marking portion including one or more markings that correspond to identifying information associated with features or characteristics of the implant body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Ritchey, Kevin W. Belew, Phillip Frederick
  • Publication number: 20190070019
    Abstract: An orthopedic angular measuring device including an elongated shaft having a longitudinal axis and configured for attachment to a bone engaging member, at least one marker associated with the shaft which is intraoperatively visible to determine the position or orientation of the bone engaging member relative to an image as the device is displaced relative to an angle or orientation. In one embodiment, the angular measure device is configured to attach to an acetabular cup for insertion of the cup into a patient's hip or acetabulum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Phillip Frederick, Rachel Goss, John Clausen, Russell Walter, Kevin Belew
  • Patent number: 9561041
    Abstract: An alignment guide for aligning instrumentation along a proximal femur includes a neck portion configured to wrap around a portion of the neck of the femur, a head underside portion configured to abut a disto-lateral portion of the femoral head and a medial head portion configured to overlie a medial portion of the head. Portions of the guide can have an inner surface generally a negative of the femoral bone of a specific patient that the guide overlies; such surfaces can be formed using data obtained from the specific patient. The neck portion can be configured to rotationally stabilize the guide by abutting and generating a first gripping force on the neck. The femoral head portions can be configured to grip the head portion of the femur and can support a bore guide that is configured to guide an instrument to the femur in a specified location and along a given axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley M. Snider, Bryan I. Nishimoto, Matthew J. Demmer, David Mehl, Timothy J. Bourne, James Gatewood, Phillip Frederick, Abraham B. Salehi
  • Patent number: 9504577
    Abstract: A partial rim implant for an acetabulum in a pelvic bone comprises a ridge, a bearing surface, and a fixation surface. The ridge is oriented to replace a labrum. The bearing surface is configured to align with the articulating surface of the acetabulum. The bearing surface extends from the ridge toward the apex of the acetabulum. The fixation surface is configured to fix the implant to a prepared bone surface of the pelvic bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Frederick, Kevin Belew, Lauren Jasper, James Gatewood, Luke Gibson, John Masonis, Michael Cooper, David C. Kelman
  • Publication number: 20160249995
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a caddy configured to receive medical implants coupled to respective holders. The medical implants and holders may be oriented and/or located in the caddy based on one or more of size, shape, and other configuration of the medical implants and holders and the openings in the caddy through which the medical implants are received. Another embodiment of the invention includes a medical implant having an implant body portion and a detachable marking portion that is connected to the implant body portion by a frangible region structured to provide selective separation of the implant body portion from the detachable marking portion upon application of a force or torque to the implant body portion, and the detachable marking portion including one or more markings that correspond to identifying information associated with features or characteristics of the implant body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Ritchey, Kevin Belew, Phillip Frederick
  • Publication number: 20150066151
    Abstract: A partial rim implant for an acetabulum in a pelvic bone comprises a ridge, a bearing surface, and a fixation surface. The ridge is oriented to replace a labrum. The bearing surface is configured to align with the articulating surface of the acetabulum. The bearing surface extends from the ridge toward the apex of the acetabulum. The fixation surface is configured to fix the implant to a prepared bone surface of the pelvic bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Phillip Frederick, Kevin Belew, Lauren Jasper, James Gatewood, Luke Gibson, John Masonis, Michael Cooper, David C. Kelman
  • Patent number: 8900320
    Abstract: A partial rim implant for an acetabulum in a pelvic bone comprises a ridge, a bearing surface, and a fixation surface. The ridge is oriented to replace a labrum. The bearing surface is configured to align with the articulating surface of the acetabulum. The bearing surface extends from the ridge toward the apex of the acetabulum. The fixation surface is configured to fix the implant to a prepared bone surface of the pelvic bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc
    Inventors: Phillip Frederick, Kevin Belew, Lauren Jasper, James Gatewood, Luke Gibson, John Masonis, Michael Cooper, David C. Kelman
  • Patent number: 8480756
    Abstract: Orthopaedic implants, orthopaedic implant sets, and/or methods for making the same. Aspects and embodiments of the present invention may include orthopaedic implants having an elongated insertion region including proximal, distal, and transition portions, wherein at least portions of at least one face each of the proximal and transition portions are defined by spaced apart constant radii of curvature. The same or other aspects and embodiments may include sets of orthopaedic implants in which proximal portions of the implants grow at different rates than distal portions of the implants. The same or other aspects and embodiments may include methods for making implants and/or sets of implants by studying the geometries of differently sized bony anatomies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Frederick, David C. Kelman, Vince Shotton
  • Publication number: 20120283840
    Abstract: A partial rim implant for an acetabulum in a pelvic bone comprises a ridge, a bearing surface, and a fixation surface. The ridge is oriented to replace a labrum. The bearing surface is configured to align with the articulating surface of the acetabulum. The bearing surface extends from the ridge toward the apex of the acetabulum. The fixation surface is configured to fix the implant to a prepared bone surface of the pelvic bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Phillip Frederick, Kevin Belew, Lauren Jasper, James Gatewood, Luke Gibson, John Masonis, Michael Cooper, David C. Kelman
  • Patent number: 7901411
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing hip replacement surgery are described. According to one embodiment, a method comprising providing an incision locator, the incision locator comprising at least one location indicator and at least one incision indicator, the location indicator configured to align with a central axis of the femur, and the incision indicator configured to guide a proper placement of a surgical incision when the location indicator is aligned, aligning the location indicator with at least one anatomical feature of the patient, making an incision in the proper location as guided by the incision indicator, and completing the surgical procedure is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Frederick, Russell Walter, David Harwood, Robert Kepley
  • Publication number: 20100286700
    Abstract: An alignment guide for aligning instrumentation along a proximal femur includes a neck portion configured to wrap around a portion of the neck of the femur, a head underside portion configured to abut a disto-lateral portion of the femoral head and a medial head portion configured to overlie a medial portion of the head. Portions of the guide can have an inner surface generally a negative of the femoral bone of a specific patient that the guide overlies; such surfaces can be formed using data obtained from the specific patient. The neck portion can be configured to rotationally stabilize the guide by abutting and generating a first gripping force on the neck. The femoral head portions can be configured to grip the head portion of the femur and can support a bore guide that is configured to guide an instrument to the femur in a specified location and along a given axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Ashley M. Snider, Bryan I. Nishimoto, Matthew J. Demmer, David Mehl, Timothy J. Bourne, James Gatewood, Phillip Frederick, Abraham B. Salehi
  • Publication number: 20100228356
    Abstract: Orthopaedic implants, orthopaedic implant sets, and/or methods for making the same. Aspects and embodiments of the present invention may include orthopaedic implants having an elongated insertion region including proximal, distal, and transition portions, wherein at least portions of at least one face each of the proximal and transition portions are defined by spaced apart constant radii of curvature. The same or other aspects and embodiments may include sets of orthopaedic implants in which proximal portions of the implants grow at different rates than distal portions of the implants. The same or other aspects and embodiments may include methods for making implants and/or sets of implants by studying the geometries of differently sized bony anatomies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: PHILLIP FREDERICK, David C. Kelman, Vince Shotton
  • Patent number: 7621915
    Abstract: A reamer especially well suited for use in minimally invasive hip replacement arthroplasty. The reamer is for preparation of a requisite concave surface in the patient's acetabulum suitable for the acetabular cup member of a hip prosthesis. The reamer comprises a plurality of raised edges, or cutting teeth, for cutting bone and cartilage, and a plurality of openings through which cut fragments of bone and cartilage enter the reamer body. The bone and cartilage fragments are contained within the reamer body and periodically removed so as not to contaminate the surgical site. The reamer according to certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention is easier to insert and withdraw though a minimally invasive incision in the patients body, and, also, effectively restricts bone fragments from escaping into the surgical wound. The improved reamer according to certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention is not limited to use in minimally invasive surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Frederick, Stephen T. Miller, Russell Walter
  • Patent number: 7371137
    Abstract: An amphibious vehicle, which may plane on water, has at least one pair of front or rear wheels having wheel suspensions fitted with an anti-roll bar (46). Said bar rotates upwards as the wheels are stowed above the waterline for use of the vehicle on water. The wheels may be driven wheels, and may be steered by pivotable steering link (20); or passively steered. Anti-roll bar (46) may be mounted to the vehicle by at least one bearing (48), so that the bar rotates about a single axis when the wheels are retracted. The bar passes through watertight outside bodywork (60), where it may be sealed by an elastomeric seal (62). Said seal may comprise a lip portion (72), sealing against the bar itself or against a ring or a collar (68) attached thereto. The ring or collar may be continuously welded around the anti-roll bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Gibbs Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Phillip Frederick Rees, Anthony Roy Mudd
  • Patent number: 7160307
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing hip replacement surgery are described. According to one embodiment, a method comprising providing an incision locator comprising a first wing and a second wing, the first wing adapted to be oriented generally along the femoral axis of a femur forming the hip on which the surgery is being conducted, positioning a proximal portion of the first wing adjacent to the greater trochanter, positioning other portions of first wing generally parallel to the femoral axis, indicating a proper placement of an incision based at least in part on the position of the second wing of the incision locator, performing an incision using at least one incision guide in at least one of the first and second wings, and completing the surgical procedure is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: David Harwood, Phillip Frederick, Russell Walter
  • Publication number: 20050277943
    Abstract: Methods and devices for performing hip replacement surgery are described. According to one embodiment, a method comprising providing an incision locator, the incision locator comprising at least one location indicator and at least one incision indicator, the location indicator configured to align with a central axis of the femur, and the incision indicator configured to guide a proper placement of a surgical incision when the location indicator is aligned, aligning the location indicator with at least one anatomical feature of the patient, making an incision in the proper location as guided by the incision indicator, and completing the surgical procedure is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Phillip Frederick, Russell Walter, David Harwood, Robert Kepley
  • Publication number: 20040225294
    Abstract: A reamer especially well suited for use in minimally invasive hip replacement arthroplasty. The reamer is for preparation of a requisite concave surface in the patient's acetabulum suitable for the acetabular cup member of a hip prosthesis. The reamer comprises a plurality of raised edges, or cutting teeth, for cutting bone and cartilage, and a plurality of openings through which cut fragments of bone and cartilage enter the reamer body. The bone and cartilage fragments are contained within the reamer body and periodically removed so as not to contaminate the surgical site. The reamer according to certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention is easier to insert and withdraw though a minimally invasive incision in the patients body, and, also, effectively restricts bone fragments from escaping into the surgical wound. The improved reamer according to certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention is not limited to use in minimally invasive surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Phillip Frederick, Stephen T. Miller, Russell Walter