Patents by Inventor Robert J. Jones

Robert J. Jones 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: 20210275322
    Abstract: An implant delivery device may include an implant holding portion proximate the distal end, the implant holding portion being configured to retain a sheet-like implant during implantation of the implant. In addition, the implant holding portion may be configured to receive the implant with a fixed implant supporting flange member configured to support the implant on one side, and a movable implant supporting flange member. The movable implant supporting flange member may be configured to be slidable between a distal position and a proximal position, wherein, in the distal position, the movable implant supporting flange member and secures the implant against the fixed implant supporting flange member, and in the proximal position, the movable implant supporting flange member is withdrawn from the distal end of the implant delivery device, thus enabling release of the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: R. Sean Churchill, Robert J. Ball, Douglas Snell, Isaac Running, Christopher K. Jones, Brandon Bryant
  • Publication number: 20210274635
    Abstract: An example method includes: receiving, from a treatment planning process, information that is based on a dose distribution for an irradiation target; and performing at least one of the following operations: moving structures to trim spots of a particle beam so that the spots of the particle beam approximate pre-trimmed spots for which characteristics are obtained based on the information received; moving structures to produce a trimming curve for a layer of an irradiation target based on a specification of a trimming curve for the layer included in the information received; moving structures to produce a single trimming curve for all radiation fields of an irradiation target based on specifications of the single trimming curve included in the information received; or moving structures based on configuration information for the structures in the information received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: James Cooley, Gerrit Townsend Zwart, Stanley J. Rosenthal, Mark R. Jones, Lionel G. Bouchet, Robert Cessac, Joseph Jachinowski
  • Publication number: 20200317397
    Abstract: A pallet for supportively carrying and transporting goods as a unit load in a stable efficient manner is disclosed. The pallet can be configured as a rigid or easily disassemblable compact collapsed structure. Interlocking frame members form an upper planar surface with one or more gap or void areas. A sheet of flexible material operatively secured to the frame is tautly stretched to overlie the void areas and forms a structural part of the upper planar surface to counteract downward load forces applied to the fabric over the pallet surface void areas. The sheet material preferably comprises woven polypropylene material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10752397
    Abstract: A collapsible bulk material container and sleeve configuration thereof are disclosed. The container includes a forming member assembly that provides container rigidity and stability and forms an internal geometric volumetric cavity for containing a bulk material load. A continuously woven sleeve having contiguous woven zones of selectable varied fabric weight and strength engage the forming member and provide the primary containment strength of the container. The sleeve engages the forming member either externally or internally. The sleeve includes a fabric weight zone of greatest strength adjacent the lower portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: RMC Jones LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Publication number: 20200255182
    Abstract: A collapsible, reusable bulk material container assembly, kit and method for assembling and using same are disclosed. Upper ring and base members are locked together by peripheral post members, forming an upright rigid framework that operatively supports a woven fabric bulk material receiving sleeve. A cover connected to the upper ring seals the container. Intermediate support bands may be attached to and along the post members to resist outwardly directed forces applied to the post members through the sleeve by contained bulk material. The container is reconfigurable to a collapsed storage or shipping module that retainably contains the post members, support bands and woven fabric sleeve. The post members may be segmentable or collapsible for containment within the collapsed module. Component parts of the container assembly are detachable, reusable and recyclable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Publication number: 20200189787
    Abstract: A collapsible bulk material container and sleeve configuration thereof are disclosed. The container includes a forming member assembly that provides container rigidity and stability and forms an internal geometric volumetric cavity for containing a bulk material load. A continuously woven sleeve having contiguous woven zones of selectable varied fabric weight and strength engage the forming member and provide the primary containment strength of the container. The sleeve engages the forming member either externally or internally. The sleeve includes a fabric weight zone of greatest strength adjacent the lower portion of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10589898
    Abstract: A pallet for supportively carrying and transporting goods as a unit load in a stable efficient manner is disclosed. The pallet can be configured as a rigid or easily disassemblable compact collapsed structure. Interlocking frame members form an upper planar surface with one or more gap or void areas. A sheet of flexible material operatively secured to the frame is tautly stretched to overlie the void areas and forms a structural part of the upper planar surface to counteract downward load forces applied to the fabric over the pallet surface void areas. The sheet material preferably comprises woven polypropylene material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: RMC Jones LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10526111
    Abstract: A collapsible, reusable bulk material container assembly, kit and method for assembling and using same are disclosed. Upper ring and base members are locked together by peripheral post members, forming an upright rigid framework that operatively supports a woven fabric bulk material receiving sleeve. A cover connected to the upper ring seals the container. Intermediate support bands may be attached to and along the post members to resist outwardly directed forces applied to the post members through the sleeve by contained bulk material. The container is reconfigurable to a collapsed storage or shipping module that retainably contains the post members, support bands and woven fabric sleeve. The post members may be segmentable or collapsible for containment within the collapsed module. Component parts of the container assembly are detachable, reusable and recyclable. One configuration of the container is sized to replace a conventional 55-gallon drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: RMC Jones LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10426538
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient. Bone fastener assemblies may be coupled to vertebrae. Each bone fastener assembly may include a bone fastener and a collar. Extenders may be coupled to the collar to allow for formation of the spinal stabilization system through a small skin incision. The extenders may allow for alignment of the collars to facilitate insertion of an elongated member in the collars. An elongated member may be positioned in the collars and a closure member may be used to secure the elongated member to the collars. An adjuster may be used in conjunction with the extenders to change a separation distance between the bone fastener assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Charles R. Forton
  • Publication number: 20190233162
    Abstract: A pallet for supportively carrying and transporting goods as a unit load in a stable efficient manner is disclosed. The pallet can be configured as a rigid or easily disassemblable compact collapsed structure. Interlocking frame members form an upper planar surface with one or more gap or void areas. A sheet of flexible material operatively secured to the frame is tautly stretched to overlie the void areas and forms a structural part of the upper planar surface to counteract downward load forces applied to the fabric over the pallet surface void areas. The sheet material preferably comprises woven polypropylene material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10335288
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided relating to artificial discs. An artificial disc is provided that facilitates simultaneous and independent articulation of flexion/extension, lateral bending, anterior/posterior translation, and axial rotation. The artificial disc provides these four simultaneous and independent articulations by independently addressing each type of articulation in the design of the artificial disc. In one example, an artificial disc is comprised of a bearing disposed between first and second end plates. The bearing is movable relative to each end plate, independent of the other end plate. The end plates are affixed to adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SpineSmith Partners, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Chaput, Robert J. Jones
  • Patent number: 10130394
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient Bone fastener assemblies may be coupled to vertebrae Each bone fastener assembly may include a bone fastener and a collar. The collar may be rotated and/or angulated relative to the bone fastener. Detachable members may be coupled to the collar to allow for formation of the spinal stabilization system through a small skin incision. The detachable members may allow for alignment of the collars to facilitate insertion of an elongated member in the collars. An elongated member may be positioned in the collars and a closure member may be used to secure the elongated member to the collars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Larry T. Khoo, Erik J. Wagner, Charles R. Forton, Robert J. Jones
  • Patent number: 10071842
    Abstract: A collapsible bulk material container apparatus, kit and method of assembly employ a forming member having a plurality of interconnected sidewalls, a locking mechanism that fixedly orients the sidewalls continuously about an internal bulk material receiving cavity, and a tubular open-ended woven fabric sleeve that supportively overlies the sidewalls. A connector system rapidly engageable during container assembly, fixedly secures the support sleeve of an unloaded container against subsequent upward movement along the sidewalls. Strategically located friction reducing surfaces of the forming member facilitates sliding assembly of the sleeve over the forming member sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: RMC Jones LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Publication number: 20180251284
    Abstract: A collapsible bulk material container with a unique outer support sleeve and method of manufacture thereof are disclosed. The initial inner circumference of an oversized continuous woven tubular support sleeve is adjustably sized to mattingly match the outer peripheral circumference of a bulk material container forming member which it is designed to support. One or more adjustment tails are formed from the continuous sleeve material to accurately reduce the initial inner sleeve circumference to an adjusted inner circumference. The sizing operation can be performed during initial manufacture of the sleeve or prior to assembly of the sleeve to the forming member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10065782
    Abstract: A collapsible bulk material container with a unique outer support sleeve and method of manufacture thereof are disclosed. The initial inner circumference of an oversized continuous woven tubular support sleeve is adjustably sized to mattingly match the outer peripheral circumference of a bulk material container forming member which it is designed to support. One or more adjustment tails are formed from the continuous sleeve material to accurately reduce the initial inner sleeve circumference to an adjusted inner circumference. The sizing operation can be performed during initial manufacture of the sleeve or prior to assembly of the sleeve to the forming member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RMC Jones LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10052137
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient Bone fastener assemblies may be coupled to vertebrae Each bone fastener assembly may include a bone fastener and a collar. The collar may be rotated and/or angulated relative to the bone fastener. Detachable members may be coupled to the collar to allow for formation of the spinal stabilization system through a small skin incision. The detachable members may allow for alignment of the collars to facilitate insertion of an elongated member in the collars. An elongated member may be positioned in the collars and a closure member may be used to secure the elongated member to the collars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Larry T. Khoo, Erik J. Wagner, Charles R. Forton, Robert J. Jones
  • Publication number: 20180186541
    Abstract: A collapsible bulk material container apparatus, kit and method of assembly employ a forming member having a plurality of interconnected sidewalls, a locking mechanism that fixedly orients the sidewalls continuously about an internal bulk material receiving cavity, and a tubular open-ended woven fabric sleeve that supportively overlies the sidewalls. A connector system rapidly engageable during container assembly, fixedly secures the support sleeve of an unloaded container against subsequent upward movement along the sidewalls. Strategically located friction reducing surfaces of the forming member facilitates sliding assembly of the sleeve over the forming member sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Patent number: 9846723
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for automatically accessing data in a database based on query information. In use, query information is received from a user interface, the query information including at least one selection of a preconfigured set of queries that are grouped logically based on a team or an application and the query information further including input parameters defined by a user utilizing the user interface. Additionally, data to access in at least one database is identified based on the query information. Further, a connection with the at least one database is automatically established, the connection with the at least one database being established utilizing a predefined database connection for one or more environments with which the user interface is associated. Moreover, the data in the at least one database is automatically accessed based on the query information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Daniel William Fitzpatrick, Sr., Robert J. Jones, Tatiana Zagorovski
  • Patent number: 9769173
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for allowing users to access information from a plurality of external systems utilizing a user interface. In use, a plurality of external systems with which to communicate are identified. Additionally, a connection type associated with each of the plurality of external systems is identified. Further, information associated with each of the plurality of external systems to access is identified. In addition, a plurality of logical modules are configured based on the identified information. Furthermore, user groups are identified for each of the plurality of logical modules. Moreover, access levels associated with each of the plurality of logical modules are defined for each of the identified user groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Tatiana Zagorovski
  • Publication number: 20170119449
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system may be formed in a patient. In some embodiments, a minimally invasive procedure may be used to form a spinal stabilization system in a patient. Bone fastener assemblies may be coupled to vertebrae. Each bone fastener assembly may include a bone fastener and a collar. Extenders may be coupled to the collar to allow for formation of the spinal stabilization system through a small skin incision. The extenders may allow for alignment of the collars to facilitate insertion of an elongated member in the collars. An elongated member may be positioned in the collars and a closure member may be used to secure the elongated member to the collars. An adjuster may be used in conjunction with the extenders to change a separation distance between the bone fastener assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Charles R. Forton