Patents by Inventor Robert Simonson

Robert Simonson 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: 10584502
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an arch-support system configured to support an archway above a work surface during construction of the archway. A rail assembly is configured to selectively receive and support the arch-support system in such a way that the rail assembly, in use, supports the arch-support system once the rail assembly selectively receives the arch-support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Excel Project Management Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Simonson
  • Patent number: 10415241
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a monolithic retaining wall formed by combinable modular retaining wall blocks. Each of the combinable modular retaining wall blocks defines (A) vertical grooves extending along a vertical direction, and (B) horizontal grooves extending along a horizontal direction. This is done in such a way that the monolithic retaining wall, which is formed by the combinable modular retaining wall blocks, defines (A) spaced-apart instances of the vertical channels extending vertically through the monolithic retaining wall, and (B) spaced-apart instances of the horizontal channels extending horizontally through the monolithic retaining wall, in which at least some of the spaced-apart instances of the horizontal channels intersect at least some of the spaced-apart instances of the vertical channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Excel Project Management Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Simonson
  • Publication number: 20190212020
    Abstract: An energy exchanger is provided. The exchanger includes a housing having a front and a back. A plurality of panels forming desiccant channels extend from the front to the back of the housing. Air channels are formed between adjacent panels. The air channels are configured to direct an air stream in a direction from the front of the housing to the back of the housing. A desiccant inlet is provided in flow communication with the desiccant channels. A desiccant outlet is provided in flow communication with the desiccant channels. The desiccant channels are configured to channel desiccant from the desiccant inlet to the desiccant outlet in at least one of a counter-flow or cross-flow direction with respect to the direction of the air stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Besant, Carey Simonson, Blake Norman Erb, Howard Brian Hermingson
  • Publication number: 20180073261
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an arch-support system configured to support an archway above a work surface during construction of the archway. A rail assembly is configured to selectively receive and support the arch-support system in such a way that the rail assembly, in use, supports the arch-support system once the rail assembly selectively receives the arch-support system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventor: Robert SIMONSON
  • Publication number: 20170260743
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a monolithic retaining wall formed by combinable modular retaining wall blocks. Each of the combinable modular retaining wall blocks defines (A) vertical grooves extending along a vertical direction, and (B) horizontal grooves extending along a horizontal direction. This is done in such a way that the monolithic retaining wall, which is formed by the combinable modular retaining wall blocks, defines (A) spaced-apart instances of the vertical channels extending vertically through the monolithic retaining wall, and (B) spaced-apart instances of the horizontal channels extending horizontally through the monolithic retaining wall, in which at least some of the spaced-apart instances of the horizontal channels intersect at least some of the spaced-apart instances of the vertical channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Robert SIMONSON
  • Publication number: 20060030861
    Abstract: Minimally invasive methods and devices are described for providing access to a surgical site proximate the anterior region of a patient's spine. In an exemplary embodiment, the device is a cannula that includes a distal end adapted to mate with the anterior surface of a vertebra. An exemplary method includes positioning the cannula through an incision, placing the distal end of the cannula against the anterior surface of a vertebra, and performing a surgical procedure through the cannula. Instruments or spinal implants may be inserted through the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Simonson, Eric Kolb, David Konieczynski, Jonathan Fanger, Michael Zajack, Michael Jacene
  • Publication number: 20060030858
    Abstract: Minimally invasive methods and devices are described for providing access to a surgical site proximate the anterior region of a patient's spine. In an exemplary embodiment, the device is a cannula that includes a distal end adapted to mate with the anterior surface of a vertebra. An exemplary method includes positioning the cannula through an incision, placing the distal end of the cannula against the anterior surface of a vertebra, and performing a surgical procedure through the cannula. Instruments or spinal implants may be inserted through the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Simonson, Eric Kolb, Bacem Georges, David Konieczynski
  • Publication number: 20050216002
    Abstract: A dilator retractor and the dilators that are used for minimally invasive spinal surgery or other surgery are configured to accommodate the anatomical structure of the patient as by configuring the cross sectional area in an elliptical shape, or by forming a funnel configuration with the wider end at the proximate end. In some embodiments the distal end is contoured to also accommodate the anatomical structure of the patient so that a cylindrically shaped, funnel shaped, ovoid shaped dilator retractor can be sloped or tunneled to accommodate the bone structure of the patient or provide access for implants. The dilator retractor is made with different lengths to accommodate the depth of the cavity formed by the dilators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Simonson
  • Publication number: 20050203490
    Abstract: A targeting instrument that consists of an indicating surface that is a planar body that can be placed so as to lie on the skin of a patient or placed in a cavity in the patient where an operation is being performed by a surgeon, so as to align the operation site with the target being operated on by the surgeon. The targeting instrument can be dimensioned to match the size and shape of the cannula or the desired size of the surgical exposure and can include a stencil configuration to allow the surgeon to inscribe the target area on the skin of the patient. The targeting instrument may include a handle. The method of use is to insert the targeting instrument in the location where the target of the operation is and to hone in on the target with the use of an imaging device. In one method of use this will align the target, select the entry incision and allowing the surgeon to make an accurate and minimally sized incision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Simonson
  • Publication number: 20050080418
    Abstract: A minimally invasive surgical method includes inserting a first port that defines a first pathway to a first vertebra, advancing a first anchor through the first port to the first vertebra, inserting a second port that defines a second pathway to a second vertebra, advancing a second anchor through the second port to the second vertebra, positioning a first end of a fixation element in the first port, and advancing the first end of the fixation element subcutaneously through an opening in the first port and an opening in second port to the second anchor. A surgical access port includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall defining a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The port may include a first opening formed in the sidewall that defines a passageway for medical hardware from the lumen to external to the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Simonson, Timothy Beardsley, Douglas Bireley
  • Publication number: 20050004593
    Abstract: A non-cannulated dilator that is designed with a rigid elongated solid body and with a judiciously configured tip is utilized as the first dilator of a series of dilators which are inserted into the body of a patient for minimally invasive spinal surgery and is made from a solid elongated body, that could be round, ovoid or other cross sectional configuration whose diameter is greater than one and a half (1½) millimeter, and that includes a tool engaging end portion at the proximal end is sufficiently rigid so as not to bend and has a pointed shaped insertion end portion at the distal end with the point of the pointed end being discreetly blunted and utilized in a surgical procedure as a replacement of the typical guide wire and is characterized as providing a “fee” to the surgeon as it penetrates through the tissue and muscle of the patient as it proceeds toward the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Applicant: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Simonson