Patents by Inventor Robert E. West

Robert E. West 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: 10820535
    Abstract: A forestry machine configured to cut timber, where the forestry machine comprises a felling head including a support frame having an accumulation pocket, an accumulating arm, and a harvest arm. The forestry machine further comprises a stator having coils thereon adapted to produce a time varying stator magnetic field, a rotor having at least either a set of slots or a set of permanent magnets mounted thereon facing the stator and adapted to produce a radially directed flux or an axially directed flux. The rotor is rotatably coupled to the stator in axial alignment therewith by the time varying stator magnetic field. The rotor comprises a saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Bhupesh Agrawal, Sean P. West, William E. Reeves, Bryon P. Neumann, Robert Salamon, Mark E. Breutzman
  • Patent number: 10544711
    Abstract: A rocker arm includes an outer arm having a first wall and a second wall and an inner arm which selectively pivots relative to the outer arm about a pivot shaft axis based on positioning of a lock pin. A lost motion spring includes an outer arm tang grounded to the outer arm and an inner arm tang grounded to the inner arm. A roller shaft is supported by the inner arm and extends toward the first wall. The roller shaft carries a roller which follows a camshaft. A roller retainer is carried by the roller shaft and is located between the roller and the first wall and includes a surface with which the inner arm tang is engaged to ground the lost motion spring to the inner arm through the roller shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert M. Mariuz, Hermes A. Fernandez, Joseph M. West, Chad E. Uckermark
  • Patent number: 10533463
    Abstract: A rocker arm includes an outer arm having a first wall and a second wall and an inner arm which selectively pivots relative to the outer arm about a pivot shaft axis of a pivot shaft based on positioning of a lock pin. A lost motion spring includes an outer arm tang grounded to the outer arm and an inner arm tang grounded to the inner arm. A roller shaft is supported by the inner arm and extends toward the first wall. The roller shaft carries a roller which follows a camshaft. A roller retainer is carried by the roller shaft and is located between the roller and the first wall and includes a surface with which the inner arm tang is engaged to ground the lost motion spring to the inner arm, a roller shaft aperture containing the roller shaft, and a pivot shaft aperture containing the pivot shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert M. Mariuz, Hermes A. Fernandez, Joseph M. West, Chad E. Uckermark, Richard B. Roe
  • Publication number: 20190076604
    Abstract: Systems and methods encourage users to rotate injection sites and avoid lipodystrophy. Sleeves and/or lost-tooth gear dials and/or microswitches in or on injection pens or their caps, on vials, and on other portable devices manually adjust an indicator before or after an injection to show a current or next injection site in accordance with a site rotation plan. Injected medicine packaging and related printed indicia encourage site rotation. Optical devices employing optical mouse or projection technology help locate and/or distribute injection sites within a body area. A mobile phone app tracks injections and locations to select next injection site, and can use imaging to locate a target injection site and optionally diagnose lipodystrophic conditions and record them. Tactile and print media educational tools are presented to help users palpate and identify lipos in body areas having injection sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Alan W. FIEDLER, Robert E. WEST
  • Publication number: 20190053980
    Abstract: An adapter for connection with a fluid container includes an outer housing having a distal end, a proximal end, and a substantially cylindrical sidewall extending between the distal end and the proximal end, an inner member including a body rotatably inserted within the outer housing, a connector extending from the body configured to connect the adapter to a fluid container, and at least one grasping member extending from the inner member, the grasping member being configured for grasping by a user of the adapter, a first locking arrangement engageable with a distal end of the inner member and configured to restrict the inner member from rotating relative to the outer housing in a first direction, and a second locking arrangement engageable with a proximal end of the inner member and configured to restrict the inner member from moving in a proximal direction relative to the outer housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Robert E. West, Jude Cancellieri, Kivilcim Eralp, Jayeon Kim, Alicia Malbin, Girum Yemane-Tekeste
  • Patent number: 10207054
    Abstract: An injection device is provided with dual medicament chambers and a mixing pen needle assembly, whereby predetermined dosages of two medicaments can be provided to a mixing reservoir in the pen needle assembly and delivered simultaneously with the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Robert E. West
  • Patent number: 10173015
    Abstract: Systems and methods encourage users to rotate injection sites and avoid lipodystrophy. Sleeves and/or lost-tooth gear dials and/or microswitches in or on injection pens or their caps, on vials, and on other portable devices manually adjust an indicator before or after an injection to show a current or next injection site in accordance with a site rotation plan. Injected medicine packaging and related printed indicia encourage site rotation. Optical devices employing optical mouse or projection technology help locate and/or distribute injection sites within a body area. A mobile phone app tracks injections and locations to select next injection site, and can use imaging to locate a target injection site and optionally diagnose lipodystrophic conditions and record them. Tactile and print media educational tools are presented to help users palpate and identify lipos in body areas having injection sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Alan W. Fiedler, Robert E. West
  • Patent number: 9622697
    Abstract: A lancer device that enables a user to draw blood from a patient and discard the used lancet without touching it. The device also has an adjustable tip for selecting the depth of stylet penetration into the patient and a triggering mechanism that utilizes a yoke latch and a leaf spring to discharge the lancet. The lancer also has a dampening feature to reduce vibrations when the lancet is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Todd M. Chelak, Jonathan B. Gabel, Robert E. West
  • Publication number: 20170028141
    Abstract: Systems and methods encourage users to rotate injection sites and avoid lipodystrophy. Sleeves and/or lost-tooth gear dials and/or microswitches in or on injection pens or their caps, on vials, and on other portable devices manually adjust an indicator before or after an injection to show a current or next injection site in accordance with a site rotation plan. Injected medicine packaging and related printed indicia encourage site rotation. Optical devices employing optical mouse or projection technology help locate and/or distribute injection sites within a body area. A mobile phone app tracks injections and locations to select next injection site, and can use imaging to locate a target injection site and optionally diagnose lipodystrophic conditions and record them. Tactile and print media educational tools are presented to help users palpate and identify lipos in body areas having injection sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Alan W. FIEDLER, Robert E. WEST, Sudarsan SRINIVASAN, Michael A. DIBIASI, Amit LIMAYE, Brendon HILL, Sean SULLIVAN
  • Publication number: 20170000947
    Abstract: An injection device is provided with dual medicament chambers and a mixing pen needle assembly, whereby predetermined dosages of two medicaments can be provided to a mixing reservoir in the pen needle assembly and delivered simultaneously with the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Robert E. West
  • Patent number: 9486581
    Abstract: An injectable substance delivery device comprising a pen device body, a cartridge, a plunger, a drive mechanism, and at least one of a lock-out mechanism and a rate-limiting mechanism. The lock-out mechanism is provided through a ratchet engagement between the body and the plunger to restrict plunger movement and to ensure that the required needle puncture depth is realized prior to injection by locking out the injection mechanism from advancing until a specified force is applied to the skin. A rate-limiting mechanism is also provided through a user compressed plunger drive spring to ensure that a specific rate of injection is realized during the injection of a medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: John Lovell, Robert E. West, Todd M. Chelak, William Easterbrook, Mark A. Follman, Edward P. Browka
  • Patent number: 9468725
    Abstract: An injection device is provided with dual medicament chambers and a mixing pen needle assembly, whereby predetermined dosages of two medicaments can be provided to a mixing reservoir in the pen needle assembly and delivered simultaneously with the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Robert E. West
  • Publication number: 20140324088
    Abstract: A lancer device that enables a user to draw blood from a patient and discard the used lancet without touching it. The device also has an adjustable tip for selecting the depth of stylet penetration into the patient and a triggering mechanism that utilizes a yoke latch and a leaf spring to discharge the lancet. The lancer also has a dampening feature to reduce vibrations when the lancet is moving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Todd M. Chelak, Jonathan B. Gabel, Robert E. West
  • Publication number: 20140323963
    Abstract: An injection device is provided with dual medicament chambers and a mixing pen needle assembly, whereby predetermined dosages of two medicaments can be provided to a mixing reservoir in the pen needle assembly and delivered simultaneously with the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Robert E. West
  • Patent number: 8858498
    Abstract: In one aspect, a needle assembly is provided herein which includes a hub; a needle fixed to the hub, the needle having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end formed for insertion into a patient; and, a body disposed on the hub so as to be moveable relative thereto, the body having a distal end with an aperture formed therein configured to permit passage therethrough of the needle. The body is releasably retainable in a first position on the hub where the distal end of the needle extends distally a first distance from the distal end of the body. Also, the body is retainable in a second position on the hub where the distal end of the needle extends distally a second distance from the distal end of the body, the second distance being less than the first distance. The hub is displaceable proximally relative to the body to urge the body from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Robert E. West
  • Patent number: 8808321
    Abstract: A lancing device integrated with a sensing strip and method of making and using the same are provided. A lance and analyte sensing strip are combined in a single, preferably disposable, device. In a preferred embodiment, a slot is provided in a support member so the lance can be engaged by a lance driver and driven into the skin producing a bodily fluid sample from a wound. The sensing area of the sensing strip is adjacent to the wound location reducing dexterity requirements for patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: John D. DeNuzzio, Steven Keith, Lawrence A. Monahan, Phyllis Palmer, Bill Stewart, Todd M. Chelak, Robert E. West, William Allen, Frederick Karl, Lee Griswold
  • Patent number: 8777973
    Abstract: A lancer device that enables a user to draw blood from a patient and discard the used lancet without touching it. The device also has an adjustable tip for selecting the depth of stylet penetration into the patient and a triggering mechanism that utilizes a yoke latch and a leaf spring to discharge the lancet. The lancer also has a dampening feature to reduce vibrations when the lancet is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Todd M. Chelak, Jonathan B. Gabel, Robert E. West
  • Publication number: 20130066271
    Abstract: In one aspect, a needle assembly is provided herein which includes a hub; a needle fixed to the hub, the needle having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end formed for insertion into a patient; and, a body disposed on the hub so as to be moveable relative thereto, the body having a distal end with an aperture formed therein configured to permit passage therethrough of the needle. The body is releasably retainable in a first position on the hub where the distal end of the needle extends distally a first distance from the distal end of the body. Also, the body is retainable in a second position on the hub where the distal end of the needle extends distally a second distance from the distal end of the body, the second distance being less than the first distance. The hub is displaceable proximally relative to the body to urge the body from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Robert E. West
  • Patent number: 8267890
    Abstract: A medication delivery device, particularly an intradermal delivery device, having a needle cannula, with a sharpened distal end having a forward tip, and a limiter disposed about the needle cannula. The limiter has a distal end defining a skin engaging surface which is disposed transversely to, and at least partially about, the needle cannula. The skin engaging surface is generally non-flat with generally coplanar portions, and a recess being defined in the skin engaging surface which defines a void in or adjacent to the coplanar portions into which portions of a patient's skin can be deformed into when the skin engaging surface is pressed against the patient's skin. The forward tip of the needle cannula is spaced apart from a plane defined by the coplanar portions a distance ranging from about 0.5 mm to 3.0 mm such that the skin engaging surface limits penetration of the forward tip of the needle cannula to the dermis layer of the patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Paul G. Alchas, Peter W. Heyman, Marina S. Korisch, William A. Easterbrook, Robert E. West, Todd M. Chelak
  • Publication number: 20120220567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to certain 4,5-dihydro-3H-spiro[benzo[b]-[1,4]oxazepine compounds of the Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, m, n, o, and p are as herein described. In addition, the invention relates to compositions comprising at least one such compound, and methods of using the compounds for treating or preventing disorders such as non-insulin dependent (Type 2) diabetes, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, a lipid disorder, obesity, fatty liver disease, or a skin disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Gerald W. Shipps, JR., Zhiwei Yang, Yongqi Deng, Robert E. West, JR., Dineshwar P. Sinha