Patents by Inventor Robert Flower

Robert Flower 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: 20200197170
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for inserting an intraocular lens (IOL) into an eye may be provided. In an exemplary aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a haptic optic management system. The haptic management system may include a housing that includes a bore and a cavity disposed in a first surface of the housing. The cavity may include a first end portion, a second end portion, and a central portion, wherein the cavity provides access to the bore through the first surface of the housing. The haptic management system may include arms coupled to the housing. The haptic management system may include edge rollers coupled to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Jack Robert Auld, Matthew Braden Flowers, Matthew Douglas Mccawley, Andrew Thomas Schieber, Marcus Antonio Souza, Sudarshan B. Singh
  • Publication number: 20200188089
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for inserting an intraocular lens (IOL) into an eye may be provided. An example haptic optic management system may comprise a first cam assembly comprising a first cam body portion, an opening in the first cam body portion, and haptic folder arms disposed in the opening. The haptic optic management system may further comprise a second cam assembly positioned on one side of the first cam assembly, wherein the second cam assembly comprises a second cam body portion, an opening in the second cam body portion, and optic folders disposed in the opening. The haptic optic management system may further comprise a central plate for holding an intraocular lens in the opening of the second cam body portion, wherein the central plate is disposed between the first cam assembly and the second cam assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jack Robert Auld, Matthew Braden Flowers, Matthew Douglas McCawley, Andrew Thomas Schieber, Sudarshan B. Singh, Marcus Antonio Souza
  • Publication number: 20200179078
    Abstract: A cannula system with a proximally mounted camera assembly, sensors or sensor pair component(s), radially fixed to the camera assembly and an image control system operable to rotate image data obtained from the camera for display on a display screen, to maintain an image in an orientation preferred by a surgeon even as the camera assembly is rotated radially about the axis of the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Rebound Therapeutics Corporation
    Inventors: Ross Tsukashima, Peter G. Davis, Robert Flower, Milo A. Amorsolo
  • Publication number: 20200179103
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for inserting an intraocular lens (IOL) assembly into an eye may be provided. An example optic management system may include a housing having a first end and a second end and a first side extending between the first end the second end. The housing may include a cavity formed in the first side of the housing and configured to accommodate an intraocular lens, wherein the cavity comprises a first end portion, a second end portion, and a central portion. The housing may further include a bore formed in the housing, wherein a first portion of the bore extends from the first end to the cavity. The haptic optic management system may further include a ceiling disposed on the first side of the housing. The haptic optic management system may further include arms pivotably coupled to the housing in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Jack Robert Auld, Matthew Braden Flowers, Matthew Douglas Mccawley, Andrew Thomas Schieber, Sudarshan B. Singh, Marcus Antonio Souza
  • Patent number: 10665356
    Abstract: Configurations of molten fuel salt reactors are described that utilize neutron-reflecting coolants or a combination of primary salt coolants and secondary neutron-reflecting coolants. Further configurations are described that circulate liquid neutron-reflecting material around an reactor core to control the neutronics of the reactor. Furthermore, configurations which use the circulating neutron-reflecting material to actively cool the containment vessel are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TerraPower, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Abbott, Brian C. Kelleher, William M. Kerlin, Kevin Kramer, Jeffery F. Latkowski, Jon D. McWhirter, Robert C. Petroski, Joshua C. Walter, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Anselmo T. Cisneros, Jr., Ken Czerwinski, Bassem S. El-Dasher, Daniel Flowers, Charles Gregory Freeman, Mark A. Havstad, Christopher J. Johns
  • Publication number: 20190358051
    Abstract: An adjustable spinal fusion intervertebral implant including upper and lower body portions each having proximal and distal surfaces at proximal and distal ends thereof. The implant can include a proximal wedge member disposed at the proximal ends of the respective ones of the upper and lower body portions, and a distal wedge member disposed at the distal ends of the respective ones of the upper and lower body portions. First and second linkages can connect the upper and lower body portions. Rotation of an actuator shaft can cause the distal and proximal wedge members to be drawn together such that longitudinal movement of the distal wedge member against the distal surfaces and the longitudinal movement of the proximal wedge member against the proximal surfaces causes separation of the upper and lower body portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Flower, Christopher Warren, Fausto Olmos
  • Publication number: 20190314593
    Abstract: A mask cushion or a mask assembly therewith provides a comfortable and effective seal for provision of a gas therapy by a respiratory treatment apparatus. The mask cushion may be integrated with or coupled to a mask frame. The mask cushion typically includes an inner cushion component. The mask cushion also includes a patient facial-contact side portion with a chamber and a barrier to form the chamber that may be flexible. The chamber may serve as an outer layer with respect to the inner cushion component. The chamber may be partially or completely filled with a gas, fluid or gel. The inner cushion may be formed with a soft flexible material such as an elastomer or foam, etc. The barrier may be a membrane and may also be soft flexible material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Daniel Robert JUDSON, Justin John Formica, Renee Frances Flower, Donald Darkin, Phillip Rodney Kwok, Grant Moiler, David Anthony Pidcock, Gregory Robert Peake, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Damien Julian Mazzone
  • Patent number: 10413334
    Abstract: Disclosed are fixation devices for repairing spondylolysis. The fixation device can include a first anchor, a second anchor, and a bridge that couples the first and second anchors together. In use, the first anchor can be implanted on one side of a pars fracture, the second anchor can be implanted on the other side of the pars fracture, and the bridge can span across the pars fracture. In some embodiments, the fixation device can be compressible to promote healing of the fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Warren, Robert Flower
  • Patent number: 10413422
    Abstract: An adjustable spinal fusion intervertebral implant including upper and lower body portions each having proximal and distal surfaces at proximal and distal ends thereof. The implant can include a proximal wedge member disposed at the proximal ends of the respective ones of the upper and lower body portions, and a distal wedge member disposed at the distal ends of the respective ones of the upper and lower body portions. First and second linkages can connect the upper and lower body portions. Rotation of an actuator shaft can cause the distal and proximal wedge members to be drawn together such that longitudinal movement of the distal wedge member against the distal surfaces and the longitudinal movement of the proximal wedge member against the proximal surfaces causes separation of the upper and lower body portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Flower, Christopher Warren, Fausto Olmos
  • Publication number: 20190142457
    Abstract: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator tube may be introduced over the first, advanced along a second longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from the first. A third dilator tube may be introduced over the second, advanced along a third longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from both the first and the second. An access cannula may be introduced over the third dilator tube. With the first, second, and third dilator tubes removed, surgical instruments may pass through the access cannula to operate on an intervertebral disc and/or insert an intervertebral implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez, Robert Flower, Christopher Warren
  • Patent number: 10182842
    Abstract: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator tube may be introduced over the first, advanced along a second longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from the first. A third dilator tube may be introduced over the second, advanced along a third longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from both the first and the second. An access cannula may be introduced over the third dilator tube. With the first, second, and third dilator tubes removed, surgical instruments may pass through the access cannula to operate on an intervertebral disc and/or insert an intervertebral implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez, Robert Flower, Christopher Warren
  • Publication number: 20190008554
    Abstract: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator tube may be introduced over the first, advanced along a second longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from the first. A third dilator tube may be introduced over the second, advanced along a third longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from both the first and the second. An access cannula may be introduced over the third dilator tube. With the first, second, and third dilator tubes removed, surgical instruments may pass through the access cannula to operate on an intervertebral disc and/or insert an intervertebral implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez, Robert Flower, Christopher Warren
  • Publication number: 20190008660
    Abstract: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator tube may be introduced over the first, advanced along a second longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from the first. A third dilator tube may be introduced over the second, advanced along a third longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from both the first and the second. An access cannula may be introduced over the third dilator tube. With the first, second, and third dilator tubes removed, surgical instruments may pass through the access cannula to operate on an intervertebral disc and/or insert an intervertebral implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez, Robert Flower, Christopher Warren
  • Patent number: 10111759
    Abstract: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator tube may be introduced over the first, advanced along a second longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from the first. A third dilator tube may be introduced over the second, advanced along a third longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from both the first and the second. An access cannula may be introduced over the third dilator tube. With the first, second, and third dilator tubes removed, surgical instruments may pass through the access cannula to operate on an intervertebral disc and/or insert an intervertebral implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez, Robert Flower, Christopher Warren
  • Publication number: 20180103984
    Abstract: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator tube may be introduced over the first, advanced along a second longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from the first. A third dilator tube may be introduced over the second, advanced along a third longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from both the first and the second. An access cannula may be introduced over the third dilator tube. With the first, second, and third dilator tubes removed, surgical instruments may pass through the access cannula to operate on an intervertebral disc and/or insert an intervertebral implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez, Robert Flower, Christopher Warren
  • Publication number: 20180103983
    Abstract: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator tube may be introduced over the first, advanced along a second longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from the first. A third dilator tube may be introduced over the second, advanced along a third longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from both the first and the second. An access cannula may be introduced over the third dilator tube. With the first, second, and third dilator tubes removed, surgical instruments may pass through the access cannula to operate on an intervertebral disc and/or insert an intervertebral implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez, Robert Flower, Christopher Warren
  • Publication number: 20180103981
    Abstract: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator tube may be introduced over the first, advanced along a second longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from the first. A third dilator tube be introduced over the second, advanced along a third longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from both the first and the second. An access cannula may be introduced over the third dilator tube. With the first, second, and third dilator tubes removed, surgical instruments may pass through the access cannula to operate on an intervertebral disc and/or insert an intervertebral implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez, Robert Flower, Christopher Warren
  • Publication number: 20180103982
    Abstract: A dilation introducer for orthopedic surgery is provided for minimally invasive access for insertion of an intervertebral implant. The dilation introducer may be used to provide an access position through Kambin's triangle from a posterolateral approach. A first dilator tube with a first longitudinal axis is provided. A second dilator tube may be introduced over the first, advanced along a second longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from the first. A third dilator tube may be introduced over the second, advanced along a third longitudinal axis parallel to but offset from both the first and the second. An access cannula may be introduced over the third dilator tube. With the first, second, and third dilator tubes removed, surgical instruments may pass through the access cannula to operate on an intervertebral disc and/or insert an intervertebral implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Rudolf Morgenstern Lopez, Robert Flower, Christopher Warren
  • Publication number: 20170290675
    Abstract: An adjustable spinal fusion intervertebral implant is provided that can comprise upper and lower body portions that can each have proximal and distal wedge surf aces disposed at proximal and distal ends thereof. An actuator shaft disposed intermediate the upper and lower body portions can be actuated to cause proximal and distal protrusions to converge towards each other and contact the respective ones of the proximal and distal wedge surfaces. Such contact can thereby transfer the longitudinal movement of the proximal and distal protrusions against the proximal and distal wedge surfaces to cause the separation of the upper and lower body portions, thereby expanding the intervertebral implant. The upper and lower body portions can have side portions that help facilitate linear translational movement of the upper body portion relative to the lower body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Fausto Olmos, Brad S. Culbert, Robert Flower
  • Publication number: 20170290676
    Abstract: An adjustable spinal fusion intervertebral implant is provided that can comprise upper and lower body portions that can each have proximal and distal wedge surf aces disposed at proximal and distal ends thereof. An actuator shaft disposed intermediate the upper and lower body portions can be actuated to cause proximal and distal protrusions to converge towards each other and contact the respective ones of the proximal and distal wedge surfaces. Such contact can thereby transfer the longitudinal movement of the proximal and distal protrusions against the proximal and distal wedge surfaces to cause the separation of the upper and lower body portions, thereby expanding the intervertebral implant. The upper and lower body portions can have side portions that help facilitate linear translational movement of the upper body portion relative to the lower body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Fausto Olmos, Brad S. Culbert, Robert Flower