Patents by Inventor Robert W. Sheldon

Robert W. Sheldon 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: 20200038665
    Abstract: Implantable medical systems enter an exposure mode of operation, either manually via a down linked programming instruction or by automatic detection by the implantable system of exposure to a magnetic disturbance. A controller then determines the appropriate exposure mode by considering various pieces of information including the device type including whether the device has defibrillation capability, pre-exposure mode of therapy including which chambers have been paced, and pre-exposure cardiac activity that is either intrinsic or paced rates. Additional considerations may include determining whether a sensed rate during the exposure mode is physiologic or artificially produced by the magnetic disturbance. When the sensed rate is physiologic, then the controller uses the sensed rate to trigger pacing and otherwise uses asynchronous pacing at a fixed rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Hyun J. YOON, Wade M. DEMMER, Matthew J. HOFFMAN, Robert A. BETZOLD, Jonathan D. EDMONSON, Michael L. ELLINGSON, Mark K. ERICKSON, Ben W. HERBERG, Juliana E. PRONOVICI, James D. REINKE, Todd J. SHELDON, Paul R. SOLHEIM
  • Patent number: 10492577
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hinged cane to assist in user mobility. The cane comprises an upper section and a lower section and a hinged mechanism that connects the upper and lower sections. The hinged mechanism comprises a lower block and an upper block and a hinge coupler pivotally connected to the lower block and to the upper block. This configuration enables the lower section to be moved from a use position over a range of travel into a fully folded position. The cane includes a catch mechanism for releasably securing the upper section to the lower section when in the use position. The cane may include a foot that has a relatively more pliable skirt and a relatively less pliable central nub to assist in maintaining the natural walking motion of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Ritter, Megan Gilligan, Gregory J. Foster, Robert W. Sheldon
  • Patent number: 10485725
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rollator that comprises a supporting frame with a user gripping portion and plural rolling wheels, the frame being foldable over a range of travel between a fully open operating position and a fully closed storage position, and a stand assembly connected to an element of the frame and configured to support the rollator when the rollator is in the fully closed storage position. The stand assembly comprises a stand and a bracket, the stand being pivotable with respect to the bracket and movable over a range of travel between a stowed position and a support position. The stand is equipped with a cam mechanism that includes a cam surface and a sprung follower that engages the cam surface for indexing of the stand in the stowed position or the support position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Brockway, Emily Berman, Caren Wax, Tambra Martin, William Elliott Brooks, Robert W. Sheldon, Gregory J. Foster
  • Publication number: 20190350323
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hinged cane to assist in user mobility. The cane comprises an upper section and a lower section and a hinged mechanism that connects the upper and lower sections. The hinged mechanism comprises a lower block and an upper block and a hinge coupler pivotally connected to the lower block and to the upper block. This configuration enables the lower section to be moved from a use position over a range of travel into a fully folded position. The cane includes a catch mechanism for releasably securing the upper section to the lower section when in the use position. The cane may include a foot that has a relatively more pliable skirt and a relatively less pliable central nub to assist in maintaining the natural walking motion of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Ritter, Megan Gilligan, Gregory J. Foster, Robert W. Sheldon
  • Publication number: 20190262620
    Abstract: Implantable medical systems enter an exposure mode of operation, either manually via a down linked programming instruction or by automatic detection by the implantable system of exposure to a magnetic disturbance. A controller then determines the appropriate exposure mode by considering various pieces of information including the device type including whether the device has defibrillation capability, pre-exposure mode of therapy including which chambers have been paced, and pre-exposure cardiac activity that is either intrinsic or paced rates. Additional considerations may include determining whether a sensed rate during the exposure mode is physiologic or artificially produced by the magnetic disturbance. When the sensed rate is physiologic, then the controller uses the sensed rate to trigger pacing and otherwise uses asynchronous pacing at a fixed rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Hyun J. YOON, Wade M. DEMMER, Matthew J. HOFFMAN, Robert A. BETZOLD, Jonathan D. EDMONSON, Michael L. ELLINGSON, Ben W. HERBERG, Juliana E. PRONOVICI, James D. REINKE, Todd J. SHELDON, Paul R. SOLHEIM
  • Publication number: 20190208874
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hinged cane to assist in user mobility. The cane comprises an upper section and a lower section and a hinged mechanism that connects the upper and lower sections. The hinged mechanism comprises a lower block and an upper block and a hinge coupler pivotally connected to the lower block and to the upper block. This configuration enables the lower section to be moved from a use position over a range of travel into a fully folded position. The cane includes a catch mechanism for releasably securing the upper section to the lower section when in the use position. The cane may include a foot that has a relatively more pliable skirt and a relatively less pliable central nub to assist in maintaining the natural walking motion of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Ritter, Megan Gilligan, Gregory J. Foster, Robert W. Sheldon
  • Patent number: 10293167
    Abstract: Implantable medical systems enter an exposure mode of operation, either manually via a down linked programming instruction or by automatic detection by the implantable system of exposure to a magnetic disturbance. A controller then determines the appropriate exposure mode by considering various pieces of information including the device type including whether the device has defibrillation capability, pre-exposure mode of therapy including which chambers have been paced, and pre-exposure cardiac activity that is either intrinsic or paced rates. Additional considerations may include determining whether a sensed rate during the exposure mode is physiologic or artificially produced by the magnetic disturbance. When the sensed rate is physiologic, then the controller uses the sensed rate to trigger pacing and otherwise uses asynchronous pacing at a fixed rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun J. Yoon, Wade M. Demmer, Matthew J. Hoffman, Robert A. Betzold, Jonathan D. Edmonson, Michael L. Ellingson, Ben W. Herberg, Juliana E. Pronovici, James D. Reinke, Todd J. Sheldon, Paul R. Solheim
  • Patent number: 10233647
    Abstract: A universal gutter hanger assembly includes a hanger body having a front end and a back end. A front attachment feature at the front end of the hanger body is configured to engage with a front end of the gutter. A back attachment feature at the back end is configured to engage with a back end of the gutter. The back attachment includes a clip extending upwardly from the back end and configured to engage with gutters having various configurations of back ends. In some examples, the hanger body includes an arcuate-shaped bottom surface that extends from the front end to the back end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: OmniMax International, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Elliott, Timothy Bilbo, Gregory J. Foster, Robert W. Sheldon, Donald Stephen Gazdick, III
  • Publication number: 20190029913
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dual-receptacle carrier that is generally configured for attachment to a rollator or walker and that is configured to retain either a beverage or a mobile device, such as a cellular telephone. The device comprises a body, a base, and first and second opposing retention arm portions that are configured as a receptacle for a beverage. The first and second opposing retention arm portions and base include recesses that define a receptacle for an electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Todd Brockway, Emily Berman, Caren Wax, Tambra Martin, William Elliott Brooks, Robert W. Sheldon, Gregory J. Foster
  • Publication number: 20190029915
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rollator that comprises a supporting frame with a user gripping portion and plural rolling wheels, the frame being foldable over a range of travel between a fully open operating position and a fully closed storage position, and a stand assembly connected to an element of the frame and configured to support the rollator when the rollator is in the fully closed storage position. The stand assembly comprises a stand and a bracket, the stand being pivotable with respect to the bracket and movable over a range of travel between a stowed position and a support position. The stand is equipped with a cam mechanism that includes a cam surface and a sprung follower that engages the cam surface for indexing of the stand in the stowed position or the support position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Todd Brockway, Emily Berman, Caren Wax, Tambra Martin, William Elliott Brooks, Robert W. Sheldon, Gregory J. Foster
  • Publication number: 20180066437
    Abstract: A universal gutter hanger assembly includes a hanger body having a front end and a back end. A front attachment feature at the front end of the hanger body is configured to engage with a front end of the gutter. A back attachment feature at the back end is configured to engage with a back end of the gutter. The back attachment includes a clip extending upwardly from the back end and configured to engage with gutters having various configurations of back ends. In some examples, the hanger body includes an arcuate-shaped bottom surface that extends from the front end to the back end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: OMNIMAX INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Elliott, Timothy Bilbo, Gregory J. Foster, Robert W. Sheldon, Donald Stephen Gazdick, III
  • Publication number: 20130005491
    Abstract: A fastener cutting device comprises a body portion with a top surface and an back surface. The back surface is adapted to allow the device to be mounted to a flat mounting surface. The top surface has a guide extending generally parallel to the top surface above the top surface. The guide has an open end and a fixed end opposite the open end. The guide is spaced from the top surface at a dimension sufficient to accommodate a fastener. The cutting device further comprises a cutter disposed between the guide and the top surface generally adjacent to the guide fixed end. The guide and the top surface are arranged to allow the fastener to be movable therebetween such that the cutter may be brought against the fastener to cut the fastener, either by drawing the fastener against the cutter or by deflecting the guide toward the cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Angelica Cox, Gregory J. Foster, Robert W. Sheldon
  • Publication number: 20120260958
    Abstract: An assistive cane and a tip assembly therefore are provided. The assistive walking cane includes a handle used to hold the walking aid, a shaft connected to the handle that transmits a load from the handle, and a ferrule connected to the shaft that receives the load from the shaft. The ferrule includes an inner core, an outer support, and a lower base. The inner core is contained within a space defined by the outer support and the lower base. The outer support includes a plurality of downwardly extending sidewalls to define the inner core receiving space. The inner core is made of a relatively softer material than the outer support and the lower base, the lower base made of a relatively softer material than the outer support. Thus, when a load is applied to the assistive cane the inner core provides for a gradual resistance to the user applying the load, thus cushioning the impact, and the sidewalls deflect or bend outwardly, thus increasing the surface area of the lower base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Zachariah Reitano, Gregory J. Foster, Robert W. Sheldon
  • Patent number: 8066130
    Abstract: In one aspect, a storage system includes a base comprising a bottom channel, a top channel and a protrusion therebetween, at least one arm having an upturned tab and a rearwardly extending tab, wherein the upturned tab is configured to engage the top channel and the rearwardly extending tab is configured to engage a bottom surface of the protrusion and further wherein the bottom channel is adapted to receive a second arm under the first arm. In another aspect, a storage system may be mountable to a friable substrate and include a base having a plurality of holes for accepting a plurality of drywall fasteners; a plurality of self-drilling drywall fasteners having a crest diameter of at least about ΒΌ inch; a plurality of arms operatively connected to said base; a shelf; and at least one hook or bin operatively connected to the base at the lower channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Bruce Shaha, Robert W. Sheldon, Gregory J. Foster, Ronald M. Llanes
  • Patent number: D731710
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: SUNSTAR AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Chad E. Misner, Feng Wang, Robert Scott DeLaney, Robert W. Sheldon, Gregory J. Foster, Adam Joshua Davidson
  • Patent number: D761073
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: C3 Holdings Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelica Cox, Robert W. Sheldon, Gregory J. Foster
  • Patent number: D840476
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MerchSource, LLC
    Inventor: Robert W. Sheldon
  • Patent number: D860627
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Ritter, Megan Gilligan, Gregory J. Foster, Robert W. Sheldon
  • Patent number: D861320
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Ritter, Megan Gilligan, Gregory J. Foster, Robert W. Sheldon
  • Patent number: D867938
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Brockway, Emily Berman, Caren Wax, Tambra Martin, William Elliott Brooks, Robert W. Sheldon, Gregory J. Foster