Patents by Inventor Robert Harrison

Robert Harrison 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: 20220110628
    Abstract: Embodiments of a knot pusher and methods of use thereof are disclosed, that are usable for pushing a knot formed from a suture, two limbs of the suture extending from the knot. The knot pusher comprises a distal head defining top and bottom walls terminating in a distal knot pushing surface. The distal head includes at least two side grooves defined between the top and bottom walls that extend proximally from the knot pushing surface. Each of these side grooves is operable to receive one of the limbs of suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Ilinca Popovici, Neil Godara, Robert Harrison, Jeffery Arnett
  • Patent number: 11284878
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for cutting a strand of suture. The apparatus comprises a solid outer member defining a lumen there-through. An inner member is received at least partially within the lumen, a portion of the inner member defining a curve. The inner member further defines a feature for retaining a strand of suture. At least one of the inner and outer members are moveable with respect to the other of the inner and outer members for cutting the strand of suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Ilinca Popovici, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett, Aye Nyein San
  • Patent number: 11270574
    Abstract: Integrating location information in a fire control system is described herein. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive, from a database external to the fire control system, a graphical representation of a facility and location information associated with a number of components of the fire control system that indicates a location of each respective component in the facility, integrate the location information associated with each respective component of the fire control system in the graphical representation of the facility such that the graphical representation includes a representation of each respective component at a location in the graphical representation that corresponds to the location of that component in the facility, and display, in a user interface, the graphical representation of the facility with the location information associated with each respective component of the fire control system integrated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Otis, Robert A. Harrison
  • Patent number: 11255530
    Abstract: A lamp including a light source having at least one string of light emitting diodes on a printed circuit board present within a tube body; and end caps having a G13 pin layout on each end of the tube body. The lamp may further include an electrical isolation switch mounted on at least one of the end caps, wherein the electrical isolation switch provides shock protection from the lamp when installed into a ballast free fixture. The lamp may further include driver electronics having a filament detector portion provided by a passive resistance capacitor (RC) circuit that simulates the filament load of a fluorescent lamp when installed into a ballast containing fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Soumya Kanta Ray, Anil Jeswani, Robert Harrison
  • Patent number: 11241226
    Abstract: Embodiments of a knot pusher and methods of use thereof are disclosed, that are usable for pushing a knot formed from a suture, two limbs of the suture extending from the knot. The knot pusher comprises a distal head defining top and bottom walls terminating in a distal knot pushing surface. The distal head includes at least two side grooves defined between the top and bottom walls that extend proximally from the knot pushing surface. Each of these side grooves is operable to receive one of the limbs of suture. The distal head additionally comprises at least one suture guide coupled to the top and bottom walls for guiding the one of the limbs of suture into one of the side grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Ilinca Popovici, Neil Godara, Robert Harrison, Jeffery Arnett
  • Patent number: 11219432
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument are disclosed. In some embodiments, the cartridge is operable for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. In some embodiments, the cartridge comprises a housing defining a chamber, and a partially pre-tied knot mounted about the housing or the chamber. The cartridge additionally provides a base coupled to the housing, the base defining a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture to be aligned with, and transferred to, the suturing instrument. The portion of the suture may be held independently, or it may be coupled to a component such as a ferrule or shuttle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Aye Nyein San, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Patent number: 11202999
    Abstract: A stirring system for a bucket having a sidewall configured to form an inner cavity for containing liquid therein. The system a lid having a center hole extending through the thickness of the lid; a shaft extending from a first end to a second end, the shaft is configured to extend through the center hold of the lid and into the inner cavity; a quick-release device secured to the first end of the shaft; an upper perforated stirring paddle rigidly attached to and extending from the shaft; a middle perforated stirring paddle rigidly attached to and extending form the shaft, the middle perforated stirring paddle is configured to extend in a first plane parallel to the upper perforated stirring paddle; and a lower perforated stirring paddle secured to the second end of the shaft and extending along a second plane, the lower perforated stirring paddle having a first length equal to a second length of the upper perforated stirring paddle plus a third length of the middle perforated stirring paddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Harrison, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210378025
    Abstract: A method of transmitting a Random Access Channel (RACH) Occasion configuration to a terminal device and receiving a RACH preamble according to the RACH Occasion configuration. The RACH Occasion configuration comprises a first time resource indication identifying a first set of time resources in which the terminal device is allowed to transmit a RACH preamble according to a first random access procedure, a first frequency resource indication identifying at least a first set of frequency resources in which the terminal device is allowed to transmit the RACH preamble, a second time resource indication identifying a second set of time resources in which the terminal device is allowed to transmit a RACH preamble according to a second random access procedure, and a second frequency resource indication identifying at least a second set of frequency resources in which the terminal device is allowed to transmit the RACH preamble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Zhipeng LIN, Jingya LI, Robert HARRISON
  • Publication number: 20210327256
    Abstract: Integrating location information in a fire control system is described herein. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive, from a database external to the fire control system, a graphical representation of a facility and location information associated with a number of components of the fire control system that indicates a location of each respective component in the facility, integrate the location information associated with each respective component of the fire control system in the graphical representation of the facility such that the graphical representation includes a representation of each respective component at a location in the graphical representation that corresponds to the location of that component in the facility, and display, in a user interface, the graphical representation of the facility with the location information associated with each respective component of the fire control system integrated therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Jesse Otis, Robert A. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20210290220
    Abstract: Meniscal extrusion can occur due detachment of the knee capsule from structures of the knee. Disclosed herein are methods to repair the meniscal detachment. Additionally, cadaveric and synthetic models can be used to teach said methods of repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: David CRANE, George PALETTA, John PURCELL, Andrew OSIKA, Robert HARRISON
  • Publication number: 20210282756
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge are disclosed, for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument and, in some embodiments, for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. The cartridge may be operable to load the suture and/or the knot onto the suturing instrument at a point of use. In some embodiments, the cartridge defines a path for insertion thereto and withdrawal therefrom of the suturing instrument. The cartridge further comprises a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture and a mechanism for transferring the suture from seat to the suturing instrument, various features of which are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Publication number: 20210268077
    Abstract: A system for preparing a thrombin serum that can include a containment device, a cage received within the containment device, a cap attachable to the containment device, an inlet port configured to introduce a non-anti-coagulated autologous blood fluid into the containment device, and an outlet port. An activator, such as glass beads, can be present within the containment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher BARE, Abigail Nabors, Melissa Tucker, Robert Harrison
  • Patent number: 11058408
    Abstract: Meniscal extrusion can occur due detachment of the knee capsule from structures of the knee. Disclosed herein are methods to repair the meniscal detachment. Additionally, cadaveric and synthetic models can be used to teach said methods of repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: David Crane, George Paletta, John Purcell, Andrew Osika, Robert Harrison
  • Patent number: 11051793
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a cartridge are disclosed, for loading a suture onto a suturing instrument and, in some embodiments, for loading a pre-tied knot formed from the suture onto the suturing instrument. The suturing instrument is typically of the type having a suture passing member defining a suture receiving passage therein. The cartridge may be operable to load the suture and/or the knot onto the suturing instrument at a point of use. In some embodiments, the cartridge defines a path for insertion thereto and withdrawal therefrom of the suturing instrument. The cartridge further comprises a seat for releasably holding a portion of a suture and a mechanism for transferring the suture from seat to the suturing instrument, various features of which are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Andrew Oldham, Neil Godara, Jeffery Arnett
  • Patent number: 11045526
    Abstract: A system for preparing a thrombin serum that can include a containment device, a cage received within the containment device, a cap attachable to the containment device, an inlet port configured to introduce a non-anti-coagulated autologous blood fluid into the containment device, and an outlet port. An activator, such as glass beads, can be present within the containment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Bare, Abigail Nabors, Melissa Tucker, Robert Harrison
  • Publication number: 20210131655
    Abstract: A lamp including a light source having at least one string of light emitting diodes on a printed circuit board present within a tube body; and end caps having a G13 pin layout on each end of the tube body. The lamp may further include an electrical isolation switch mounted on at least one of the end caps, wherein the electrical isolation switch provides shock protection from the lamp when installed into a ballast free fixture. The lamp may further include driver electronics having a filament detector portion provided by a passive resistance capacitor (RC) circuit that simulates the filament load of a fluorescent lamp when installed into a ballast containing fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Soumya Kanta Ray, Anil Jeswani, Robert Harrison
  • Publication number: 20210110730
    Abstract: A vehicle rollover simulator is provided. The rollover simulator includes a cage assembly that is rotationally suspended in a frame assembly. A transmission motor assembly is removably connected to the frame assembly and to the cage assembly to rotate the cage assembly to an inverted position for training. A brake assembly is provided that prevents rotation of the cage assembly and significantly enhances stability. The assemblies of the simulator can be disassembled and are sized to be readily carried by hand through typically dimensioned doorways, hallways and stairwells such that manually moving the rollover simulator is readily accomplished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventor: Robert Harrison
  • Publication number: 20210093373
    Abstract: A multi-probe system and a method of lesioning for targeting a region of a vertebral body are disclosed. The method includes inserting a first introducer assembly into a first target location of the vertebral body to provide a first trajectory to access the vertebral body, the first introducer assembly including a first cannula. The method also includes inserting a second introducer assembly into a second target location of the vertebral body to provide a second trajectory to access the vertebral body, the second introducer assembly including a second cannula. The method further includes inserting a first bipolar probe through the first cannula of the first introducer assembly, the first bipolar probe including a first active tip at a distal end of the first bipolar probe, the first active tip including at least two electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Ahmad Khayer Dastjerdi, Robert Harrison, Neil Godara, Michael Same, Kathryn Atwell, Travis Nolan
  • Patent number: 10960026
    Abstract: A system for preparing a serum includes a containment device, a cage positioned inside the containment device, a cap attachable to the containment device and configured to cover the cage, an inlet port configured to introduce an autologous fluid into the containment device, and an outlet port configured to remove a serum from the containment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Bare, Abigail Nabors, Melissa Tucker, Robert Harrison
  • Patent number: 10939908
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for loading a closing device onto a delivery device at the point of use and for using the apparatus for treating the intervertebral disc. The apparatus includes a cartridge for loading a closing device onto a delivery device at the point of use, the cartridge comprising a tab holding feature for holding one or more tabs of the closing device and a tab loading feature for loading tabs onto the delivery device. A method of treating an intervertebral disc includes the steps of loading a closing device into a delivery device at the point of use, the closing device comprising at least two tabs coupled to a connecting element, and substantially approximating a defect in the intervertebral disc using the closing device delivered by the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Oldham, Robert Harrison, Neil Godara, Ilinca Popovici