Patents by Inventor Robert J. McCaffrey

Robert J. McCaffrey 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: 20170281152
    Abstract: Featured is an inventive anchor/implant deployment device for use in repairing damage to tissue (e.g., meniscus) as well as tissue repair methods related thereto. Such an anchor/implant deployment device is advantageously configured and arranged so the deployment device is capable of making at least an in situ adjustment to the path of a needle portion having the anchor(s)/implant(s); is capable of rotating such a needle portion or the portion extending into the tissue/meniscus so that the distal end entering into the tissue/meniscus is desirably oriented such as to, for example, minimize damage to tissue; and making the needle portion of the deployment device replaceable so as to allow the deployment device to be reloaded thereby making other portions of the deployment device reusable during a given, procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Kennedy, III, Brendan Collins, Robert J. McCaffrey, Jon B. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9662048
    Abstract: A blood glucose meter having a test strip port and an adjustable lancet device disposed at the same end of the device body is disclosed. The device body further includes an enclosure at the proximal end of the device body which houses a test strip storage vial and which facilitates one-handed opening and closing of the vial to simplify access to test strips contained therein. The enclosure is further provided with a window which allows the reading of the lot numbers on the label of the test strip vial therein without necessitating removal of the vial. A data connector is also provided on the device body for communication access, such as to upload data from other devices or to download data to other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Gregg R. Draudt, Dirk Ahlgrim, Jan Schminke, Mark Follman, José Colucci, Jr., Raymond Yao, Robert J. McCaffrey, Victor Chan
  • Publication number: 20140249546
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for medical procedures are provided. The apparatus includes a base, a member having first and second ends, and a curved support configured to support a robotic arm. The method involves adjusting a member to position a curved support configured to support a robotic arm, positioning the robotic arm at a location on the curved support, and adjusting the robotic arm in accordance with a non-surgical adjustment such that the robotic instrument is within range of a target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: TITAN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Shvartsberg, Robert A. Charles, Robert J. McCaffrey, James J. Kennedy, III
  • Patent number: 8357107
    Abstract: A blood glucose meter having a test strip port and an adjustable lancet device disposed at the same end of the device body is disclosed. The device body further includes an enclosure at the proximal end of the device body which houses a test strip storage vial and which facilitates one-handed opening and closing of the vial to simplify access to test strips contained therein. The enclosure is further provided with a window which allows the reading of the lot numbers on the label of the test strip vial therein without necessitating removal of the vial. A data connector is also provided on the device body for communication access, such as to upload data from other devices or to download data to other devices. By combining these multiple components into a single device body, the blood glucose meter requires fewer steps for sampling and testing, and makes device use easier and more convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Gregg R. Draudt, Dirk Ahlgrim, Jan Schminke, Mark Follman, José Colucci, Jr., Raymond Yao, Robert J. McCaffrey, Victor Chan
  • Publication number: 20120089051
    Abstract: A blood glucose meter having a test strip port and an adjustable lancet device disposed at the same end of the device body is disclosed. The device body further includes an enclosure at the proximal end of the device body which houses a test strip storage vial and which facilitates one-handed opening and closing of the vial to simplify access to test strips contained therein. The enclosure is further provided with a window which allows the reading of the lot numbers on the label of the test strip vial therein without necessitating removal of the vial. A data connector is also provided on the device body for communication access, such as to upload data from other devices or to download data to other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Gregg R. Draudt, Dirk Ahlgrim, Jan Schminke, Mark Follman, José Colucci, JR., Raymond Yao, Robert J. McCaffrey, Victor Chan
  • Patent number: 6953232
    Abstract: A latch mechanism secures a computer component to a chassis; the mechanism includes a base that is attached to the computer component, a latch handle pivotably mounted on the base, the latch handle being capable of pivoting away from the base. An actuator arm is pivotably mounted to the latch handle so that when the latch is pivoted away from the base, the actuator arm will also move away from the base. A cam plate is also pivotably mounted on the base and is capable of rotating with respect to the base. The cam plate includes at least one notch adapted to cooperate with the chassis so that as the cam plate is rotated, the notch selectively engages and disengages with the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Egenera, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Busby, Gerhard Pawelka, Robert J. McCaffrey, José Colucci, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20030080568
    Abstract: The present invention provides a latch mechanism which is adapted to secure a computer component to a chassis; the mechanism includes a base that is attached to the computer component, a latch handle pivotably mounted on the base, the latch handle being capable of pivoting away from the base. An actuator arm is pivotably mounted to the latch handle so that when the latch is pivoted away from the base, the actuator arm will also move away from the base. A cam plate is also pivotably mounted on the base and is capable of rotating with respect to the base. The cam plate includes at least one notch adapted to cooperate with the chassis so that as the cam plate is rotated, the notch selectively engages and disengages with the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Applicant: Egenera, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Busby, Gerhard Pawelka, Robert J. McCaffrey, Jose Colucci
  • Patent number: 6203472
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for removably holding an axle includes an axle attachment which is removably attachable to an end of the axle. A threaded shaft is coupled to the axle attachment, and a latch is selectively engageable with the threads of the shaft. A crank is coupled to the shaft, and rotation of the crank results in advancement of the axle attachment towed the end of the axle, to clamp the axle between the axle attachment and a centering apparatus engageable with the opposite end of the axle. The latch is movable to a release position in which the latch is disengaged from the threads of the shaft. A spring bears against the crank so as to bias the axle attachment away from the end of the axle, and the spring functions to disengage the axle attachment from the end of the axle when the latch is moved to its release position. The centering apparatus is movable to varying positions so as to accommodate varying axle lengths and to provide proper centering of the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Graber Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. McCaffrey, Harald Quintus-Bosz
  • Patent number: D552080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Aaron Langberg, Richard Messerle, Gerd Schmieta, Jens Andersson, Robert J. McCaffrey
  • Patent number: D552593
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Thomas Brisebras, Robert J. McCaffrey, Gerd Schmieta