Patents by Inventor Robert D. Parks

Robert D. Parks 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: 20220258857
    Abstract: A vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is disclosed. The VTOL aircraft may include: a fuselage, a thrust rotor to produce a propulsion thrust, rotor booms, canard surfaces, wing surfaces, tail surfaces, and lift rotors to produce lifting thrust force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: BCG DIGITAL VENTURES GMBH
    Inventors: Robert W. PARKS, Francesco GIANNINI, Diana SIEGEL, Jan D. LIENHARD
  • Patent number: 10029126
    Abstract: A system for providing focused ultrasound may include a focused ultrasound probe including at least one transducer. At least one variable volume fluid bladder may be positioned between at least a portion of the transducer and tissue to be treated. The system may further include a reservoir containing fluid and a first pump operatively connected to the bladder and the reservoir. The first pump may be configured to move fluid into the bladder. A second pump may be operatively connected to the bladder and the reservoir. The second pump may be configured to move fluid out of the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SONACARE MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Carol, Robert D. Parks, Robert Craig Campbell, Drew T. Degentesh
  • Publication number: 20160236013
    Abstract: A system for providing focused ultrasound may include a focused ultrasound probe including at least one transducer. At least one variable volume fluid bladder may be positioned between at least a portion of the transducer and tissue to be treated. The system may further include a reservoir containing fluid and a first pump operatively connected to the bladder and the reservoir. The first pump may be configured to move fluid into the bladder. A second pump may be operatively connected to the bladder and the reservoir. The second pump may be configured to move fluid out of the bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Carol, Robert D. Parks, Craig R. Campbell, Drew T. Degentesh
  • Patent number: 7540856
    Abstract: An injector for injecting fluid from a syringe mounted thereon includes a housing, a drive member at least partially disposed within the housing and operable to engage a plunger of the syringe, and a syringe retaining mechanism associated with the housing. The syringe retaining mechanism is adapted to releasably engage the syringe regardless of the orientation of the syringe with respect to the injector. Further, the retaining mechanism is preferably movable upon rotation of the syringe between a relaxed state, where the syringe is engaged by the retaining mechanism, and a tensioned state, where the syringe is released from the retaining mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Medrad, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Hitchins, Kevin P. Cowan, Francis J. Sciulli, Robert D. Parks
  • Publication number: 20080180793
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing live cell analysis includes a stage housing and a chamber assembly. The stage housing includes a cover having a bottom surface. The chamber assembly is movably disposed below and movable relative to the cover of the stage housing and can removably receive a specimen plate holding live cells. The chamber assembly includes a chamber housing having a perimeter wall with an interior surface and an exterior surface extending from an upper end to a spaced apart lower end. The perimeter wall bounds a compartment that passes all the way through the chamber housing from the upper end to the lower end. At least one gas outlet port is formed on the chamber housing so as to be in communication with the compartment of the chamber housing to allow gas to enter the compartment. A light can be mounted to the cover to facilitate high content screening of the live cells using a microscope in bright field mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: CELLOMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard C. Salisbury, Robert D. Parks
  • Publication number: 20040133162
    Abstract: An injector for injecting fluid from a syringe mounted thereon includes a housing, a drive member at least partially disposed within the housing and operable to engage a plunger of the syringe, and a syringe retaining mechanism associated with the housing. The syringe retaining mechanism is adapted to releasably engage the syringe regardless of the orientation of the syringe with respect to the injector. Further, the retaining mechanism is preferably movable upon rotation of the syringe between a relaxed state, where the syringe is engaged by the retaining mechanism, and a tensioned state, where the syringe is released from the retaining mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Trocki, Mark W. Hitchins, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Francis J. Sciulli, Steven C. Rygg, Larry J. Fuchs, Edward J. Rhinehart, Robert D. Parks
  • Publication number: 20040133153
    Abstract: A syringe adapter for an injector and a method of adapting an injector to accept a syringe are provided. The syringe adapter preferably includes a rear mounting member adapted to engage a syringe retaining mechanism associated with the injector and a front mounting member adapted to engage a corresponding mounting member associated with a syringe to install the syringe on the injector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Trocki, Mark W. Hitchins, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Francis J. Sciulli, Steven C. Rygg, Larry J. Fuchs, Edward J. Rhinehart, Robert D. Parks
  • Publication number: 20040133161
    Abstract: A syringe for use with an injector includes a body having a rear end and a front end, a plunger movably disposed within the body, an attachment member associated with the body and adapted to releasably engage a syringe retaining mechanism of the injector regardless of the orientation of the syringe with respect to the injector, and an encoding device operable to provide syringe information to the injector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Trocki, Mark W. Hitchins, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Francis J. Sciulli, Steven C. Rygg, Larry J. Fuchs, Edward J. Rhinehart, Robert D. Parks
  • Publication number: 20040133183
    Abstract: A method of preparing for an injection procedure preferably includes: mounting a syringe comprising a distal end and a plunger on an injector comprising a piston; sensing that the syringe is mounted on the injector; advancing the piston of the injector to engage the plunger of the syringe and to advance the plunger to the distal end thereof; and retracting the piston to retract the plunger and aspirate fluid into the syringe. Preferably, the method includes determining whether the syringe is an empty syringe, a preloaded syringe or a prefilled syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Trocki, Mark W. Hitchins, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Francis J. Sciulli, Steven C. Rygg, Larry J. Fuchs, Edward J. Rhinehart, Robert D. Parks
  • Publication number: 20040116861
    Abstract: An injector system includes an injector and a syringe. The syringe preferably includes a body having a forward end and a rearward end, and a plunger movably disposed in the body. The injector preferably includes a housing and a piston movably disposed at least partially within the housing. The piston is adapted to drive the plunger of the syringe in a forward direction without a connective engagement therebetween to dispense fluid from the forward end of the body during an injection procedure, and to connectively engages the plunger to retract the plunger within the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Trocki, Mark W. Hitchins, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Francis J. Sciulli, Steven C. Rygg, Larry J. Fuchs, Edward J. Rhinehart, Robert D. Parks
  • Patent number: 6652489
    Abstract: Embodiments of an injector, syringe, syringe interface, and piston/plunger assembly for an injector (of contrast medium, for example) are described. Preferably, the syringe is adapted to engage a syringe interface mechanism such that the syringe may be connected to an injector without regard to any particular orientation of the syringe to the injector or to the piston/plunger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Medrad, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Trocki, Mark W. Hitchins, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Francis J. Sciulli, Steven C. Rygg, Larry J. Fuchs, Edward J. Rhinehart, Robert D. Parks
  • Patent number: 6500666
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hybridization oven or incubator, and more particularly to a rotisserie and carousel/retainer system for use therein. The rotisserie includes a spindle that is readily removable from the oven, having a first end received in an annular bracket and a second end received annular bracket with an upper slot for passage of the spindle into the bracket. The carousel clip system includes a thin metal carousel plate preferably formed of a stainless steel and having a plurality of ears bent perpendicular to the carousel plate and having a detent aperture therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jean Clements-Macak, Christopher M. Stygar, William Boehmer, Robert D. Parks
  • Publication number: 20010047153
    Abstract: Embodiments of an injector, syringe, syringe interface, and piston/plunger assembly for an injector (of contrast medium, for example) are described. Preferably, the syringe is adapted to engage a syringe interface mechanism such that the syringe may be connected to an injector without regard to any particular orientation of the syringe to the injector or to the piston/plunger assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventors: Mark Trocki, Mark W. Hitchins, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Francis J. Sciulli, Steven C. Rygg, Larry J. Fuchs, Edward J. Rhinehart, Robert D. Parks
  • Patent number: 5866004
    Abstract: A supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) system. The SFE system includes a mechanism for providing supercritical fluid for extracting analyte from a sample. The SFE system also includes an extraction vessel and a mechanism for moving the extraction vessel into fluidic communication with the SFE system so that supercritical fluid can flow through the extraction vessel and extract analyte from the sample. Preferably, the SFE system is additionally comprised of a mechanism for holding a plurality of extraction vessels and an extraction chamber assembly. In this design, the moving mechanism selectively moves an extraction vessel from the holding mechanism into the extraction chamber in fluidic communication with the SFE system. Preferably, the SFE system further includes a computer for controlling the functions of the SFE system. The computer, for instance, could automatically and sequentially control the supercritical fluid extractions of the samples within the holding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Suprex Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond K. Houck, Douglas J. Koebler, Glen P. Williams, Kenneth J. Kato, Robert D. Parks, Paul A. Bauer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5161984
    Abstract: An electrical socket (40) for burn-in/tests of PQFP devices (38) is disclosed. The socket (40) includes a base (42) on which a flexible etched circuit member (46) is placed and pressure members (44) pivotally attached to the base (42) with fingers (82) biased against contact pads (112) on conductive traces (98). The device (38) is located on the base (42) with leads (14) pressed against the contact pads (112) by the fingers (82) for electrical engagement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Attalee S. Taylor, Robert D. Park