Patents by Inventor Robert C. Uschold

Robert C. Uschold 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: 20220169411
    Abstract: An apparatus can comprise a first hollow needle and a first ejector pin with a first portion of an outer peripheral surface comprising a stepped recess from the second portion of the outer peripheral surface. In some embodiments, the apparatus may further comprise a second hollow needle. In some embodiments, a first end portion of the cap can be configured for mounting to a nose of the apparatus. The cap can comprise the aperture that may be sized for insertion of the tip of the first hollow needle through the aperture when the cap is removed from the nose. In some embodiments, a nose of the apparatus can comprise a first support surface facing an outer direction and a second support surface facing the outer direction and protruding from the first support surface in the outer direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Robert C. USCHOLD, Soniya SONIYA
  • Publication number: 20210084978
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a heating member that can be formed of a heating element conformed to a heater substrate configured as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides methods of forming an aerosol delivery device, which can include providing a shell, providing a heating member formed of a heating element conformed to a substrate, configuring the heating member as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size, and inserting the heating member within the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Eric Taylor Hunt, William Robert Collett, Yi-ping Chang, Kristen Dodds Weight, Jeffrey A. Karg, Graham P. Eacock, Matthew C. Ebbs, Robert C. Uschold, Walker MacLaughlin Sloan, III
  • Patent number: 10888115
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a heating member that can be formed of a heating element conformed to a heater substrate configured as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides methods of forming an aerosol delivery device, which can include providing a shell, providing a heating member formed of a heating element conformed to a substrate, configuring the heating member as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size, and inserting the heating member within the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Eric Taylor Hunt, William Robert Collett, Yi-Ping Chang, Kristen Dodds Weight, Jeffrey A. Karg, Graham P. Eacock, Matthew C. Ebbs, Robert C. Uschold, Walker MacLaughlin Sloan, III
  • Publication number: 20180332897
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a heating member that can be formed of a heating element conformed to a heater substrate configured as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides methods of forming an aerosol delivery device, which can include providing a shell, providing a heating member formed of a heating element conformed to a substrate, configuring the heating member as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size, and inserting the heating member within the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Eric Taylor Hunt, William Robert Collett, Yi-ping Chang, Kristen Dodds Weight, Jeffrey A. Karg, Graham P. Eacock, Matthew C. Ebbs, Robert C. Uschold, Walker MacLaughlin Sloan, III
  • Patent number: 10058123
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a heating member that can be formed of a heating element conformed to a heater substrate configured as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides methods of forming an aerosol delivery device, which can include providing a shell, providing a heating member formed of a heating element conformed to a substrate, configuring the heating member as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size, and inserting the heating member within the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Eric Taylor Hunt, William Robert Collett, Yi-ping Chang, Kristen Dodds Weight, Jeffrey A. Karg, Graham P. Eacock, Matthew C. Ebbs, Robert C. Uschold, Walker MacLaughlin Sloan, III
  • Publication number: 20170021370
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a dispenser device and container for mixing a chemical concentrate and a diluent to produce a diluted mixture. The dispenser device may include a housing, a slide, and an eductor. The container holds the chemical concentrate. The dispenser device communicates with the chemical concentrate and with the diluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Robert C. Uschold, Jeffrey A. Karg, Christopher M. Catinella, Vito Lore
  • Patent number: 9486824
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a dispenser device and container for mixing a chemical concentrate and a diluent to produce a diluted mixture. The dispenser device may include a housing, a slide, and an eductor. The container holds the chemical concentrate. The dispenser device communicates with the chemical concentrate and with the diluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: WOODS DISPENSING SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Uschold, Jeffrey A. Karg, Christopher M. Catinella, Vito Lore
  • Publication number: 20160007652
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices, methods of forming such devices, and elements of such devices. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a heating member that can be formed of a heating element conformed to a heater substrate configured as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides methods of forming an aerosol delivery device, which can include providing a shell, providing a heating member formed of a heating element conformed to a substrate, configuring the heating member as a truncated cone (or similar shape) having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size, and inserting the heating member within the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Eric Taylor Hunt, William Robert Collett, Yi-ping Chang, Kristen Dodds Weight, Jeffrey A. Karg, Graham P. Eacock, Matthew C. Ebbs, Robert C. Uschold, Walker MacLaughlin Sloan, III
  • Publication number: 20130193226
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a dispenser device and container for mixing a chemical concentrate and a diluent to produce a diluted mixture. The dispenser device may include a housing, a slide, and an eductor. The container holds the chemical concentrate. The dispenser device communicates with the chemical concentrate and with the diluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Woods Dispensing Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Uschold, Jeffrey A. Karg, Christopher M. Catinella, Vito Lore
  • Publication number: 20090256707
    Abstract: The invention, a device and method to prevent an automobile with an object on the roof rack from entering a garage, has three main components. The first component is the detector. It is mounted on a roof style bike rack. When a bicycle is mounted on the rack, it activates a switch on the detector, causing the detector to emit a radio signal. The second unit is the proximity transmitter. It is mounted on or near the garage door. The proximity transmitter emits a continuous signal. The third unit is the base unit. It is mounted inside the automobile. When the base unit detects a signal from both the detector and the proximity transmitter, it emits an audible and/or visual alarm that warns the driver he is approaching his home garage and there is a bicycle on top of the car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Robert C. Uschold, James E. Uschold, Robert J. Strowe
  • Publication number: 20080228147
    Abstract: An injection device for use with a pre-filled syringe. The device features a track and track follower engagement which facilitates locking a protective needle guard over the tip of the needle at the conclusion of the injection. The device further includes a tamper evidence overcap which, once removed from the device cannot be readily reinstalled. The injection device features a tubular handle which is grasped by the hand and moved towards the injection site to administer the injection. The device is suitable for self-administration of injections. Use of the device is not technique dependent. Its design, including tubular handle which is grasped in one hand, is easy to use even by the elderly and persons with limited dexterity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Faith C. David-Hegerich, Nathan Rollins, Paul Bertram, Robert C. Uschold, William J. Kane, Thomas Doucette, Timothy N. Johnson, Michael Denzer
  • Patent number: 6585698
    Abstract: A medication delivery pen includes a housing having opposing proximal and distal ends. An actuator is disposed in the proximal end of the housing for setting and administering a dosage of medication. The pen also includes a medication-containing cartridge assembly having a cartridge with a pierceably sealed distal end, an open proximal end removably attachable to the distal end of the housing, and a piston in sliding fluid tight engagement within the cartridge. A drive mechanism is coupled between the actuator and the cartridge to exert an axial force on the piston to inject the set dosage of medication. The actuator triggers the drive mechanism to administer the injection of medication held in the cartridge. A processor is coupled to the actuator to determine a value equal to the dosage set by the actuator. A memory device is coupled to the processor to store at least the dosage value determined by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson & Company
    Inventors: Jay D. Packman, John E. Burbank, III, Antonio A. Bendek, Robert C. Uschold
  • Patent number: 6277099
    Abstract: A medication delivery pen includes a housing having an actuator disposed in the proximal end of the housing for setting and administering a dosage of medication, a medication-containing cartridge assembly having a cartridge with a pierceably sealed distal end, an open proximal end removably attachable to the distal end of the housing, and a piston in sliding, fluid tight engagement within the cartridge. A drive mechanism is coupled between the actuator and the cartridge to exert an axial force on the piston to inject the set dosage of medication. The actuator triggers the drive mechanism to administer the injection of medication held in the cartridge and a processor is coupled to the actuator to determine a value equal to the dosage set by the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Strowe, John E. Burbank, III, Jay D. Packman, Robert C. Uschold, Antonio A. Bendek
  • Patent number: 6192891
    Abstract: A portable diagnostic and medication delivery system that includes a housing and a monitor disposed in the housing for monitoring a characteristic of a bodily fluid sample obtained from an individual. A medication delivery pen and a lancer are each removably mounted to the housing. The monitor, which may be integrated into the housing, may monitor blood glucose levels, for example, and the pen may be employed for the delivery of insulin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Marian Gravel, Benjamin Gasparello, Joseph Ferraro, Ashutosh Sharma, Robert John Strowe, Antonio A. Bendek, Robert C. Uschold, William Thomas Antoshkiw
  • Patent number: 5830191
    Abstract: A flexible endoscopic surgical port comprises a trocar tube or cannula made partially or entirely of flexible material which can be inserted into a body wall at an intercostal location to allow the insertion and manipulation of endoscopic surgical instruments within the thoracic cavity. The surgical port includes a hollow tubular body which is inserted through an intercostal opening in the body wall extending into the thoracic cavity with an annular flange at one end of the tubular body projecting radially outward and engaging the body wall adjacent to the opening. The flange is able to flex relative to the tubular body whereby the surgical instrument inserted in the tubular body can be manipulated over a wide range of motion inside the thoracic cavity. A retainer ring can be installed at the end of the tubular body opposite to the flange to secure the surgical port in the body wall. Improved obturators are provided for installation of the flexible surgical port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Hildwein, Robert C. Uschold, J. D. Staley, Jr., Paul Riestenberg, Laura Gallagher, Rex Nagao
  • Patent number: 5562677
    Abstract: A flexible endoscopic surgical port comprises a trocar tube or cannula made partially or entirely of flexible material which can be inserted into a body wall at an intercostal location to allow the insertion and manipulation of endoscopic surgical instruments within the thoracic cavity. The surgical port includes a hollow tubular body which is inserted through an intercostal opening in the body wall extending into the thoracic cavity with an annular flange at one end of the tubular body projecting radially outward and engaging the body wall adjacent to the opening. The flange is able to flex relative to the tubular body whereby the surgical instrument inserted in the tubular body can be manipulated over a wide range of motion inside the thoracic cavity. A retainer ring can be installed at the end of the tubular body opposite to the flange to secure the surgical port in the body wall. Improved obturators are provided for installation of the flexible surgical port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Hildwein, Robert C. Uschold, J. D. Staley, Jr., Paul Riestenberg, Laura Gallagher, Rex Nagao
  • Patent number: 5531758
    Abstract: A reducer seal which fits within the cannula handle of the trocar. Contained on the reducer seal there is a seal retainer. Contained on the seal retainer there is a track and movable on the track there is a slide. The reducer track is attached to the trocar housing. The reducer seal retainer is attached to the slide and holds the reducer seal in place. The reducer slide then snaps onto the reducer track. In an "open" position the reducer slide is held away from an opening in the reducer. Detents on the reducer track hold the reducer in this position. Transverse motion moves the reducer into an active or "closed" position. The reducer seal slides into frictional engagement on the sealing surface of the reducer track. The reducer has a smaller diameter opening than the trocar cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Uschold, Randy R. Stephens, Jeffrey Mauch, Richard C. Smith, Kevin Houser
  • Patent number: 5490843
    Abstract: A flexible endoscopic surgical port comprises a trocar tube or cannula made partially or entirely of flexible material which can be inserted into a body wall at an intercostal location to allow the insertion and manipulation of endoscopic surgical instruments within the thoracic cavity. The surgical port includes a hollow tubular body which is inserted through an intercostal opening in the body wall extending into the thoracic cavity with an annular flange at one end of the tubular body projecting radially outward and engaging the body wall adjacent to the opening. The flange is able to flex relative to the tubular body whereby the surgical instrument inserted in the tubular body can be manipulated over a wide range of motion inside the thoracic cavity. A retainer ring can be installed at the end of the tubular body opposite to the flange to secure the surgical port in the body wall. Improved obturators are provided for installation of the flexible surgical port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Hildwein, Robert C. Uschold, J. D. Staley, Jr., Paul Riestenberg, Laura Gallagher, Rex Nagao
  • Patent number: 5391156
    Abstract: A flexible endoscopic surgical port comprises a trocar tube or cannula made partially or entirely of flexible material which can be inserted into a body wall at an intercostal location to allow the insertion and manipulation of endoscopic surgical instruments within the thoracic cavity. The surgical port includes a hollow tubular body which is inserted through an intercostal opening in the body wall extending into the thoracic cavity with an annular flange at one end of the tubular body projecting radially outward and engaging the body wall adjacent to the opening. The flange is able to flex relative to the tubular body whereby the surgical instrument inserted in the tubular body can be manipulated over a wide range of motion inside the thoracic cavity. A retainer ring can be installed at the end of the tubular body opposite to the flange to secure the surgical port in the body wall. Improved obturators are provided for installation of the flexible surgical port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Hildwein, Robert C. Uschold, J. D. Staley, Jr., Paul Riestenberg, Laura Gallagher, Rex Nagao
  • Patent number: 5368574
    Abstract: A percutaneous catheter introducer having a tube with tube handle, a seal housing containing a seal, and a needle with a needle handle. The needle is extended through the seal housing and tube. The needle and tube are percutaneously inserted into an anatomical body cavity. The needle is removed and a catheter is inserted. The seal housing can be removed in order to use the tube for aspiration. Alternatively, the seal is positioned within the tube handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Antonacci, Robert C. Uschold, Crystal C. Sorenson, Kevin J. Bailey, Kevin D. Duffy