Patents by Inventor Robert W. Wise

Robert W. Wise 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: 10517595
    Abstract: A surgical end effector including a first jaw that is configured to operably support a surgical staple cartridge therein and a second jaw that is movably supported relative to the first jaw between open and closed positions. A firing member is supported for axial movement within the first jaw along a shaft axis between a starting position and an ending position. A firing member lockout system is movable between an unlocked position wherein the firing member lockout system is out of engagement with the firing member and a locked position wherein the firing member lockout system is configured to prevent the firing member from being distally advanced from the starting position unless an unfired staple cartridge comprising a cam assembly that is located in an unfired position is supported within the first jaw. The firing member lockout system is configured to be moved from the unlocked position to the locked position when the second jaw is moved to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Morgan R. Hunter, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Austin E. Wise, James A. Vandewalle, Darwin L. Schultz, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Robert L. Koch, Jr., Mark D. Overmyer, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20190368479
    Abstract: A pump comprises a body portion defining a hollow interior cavity, an inlet port, and an outlet port, and a plunger portion. A distal end of a first outlet hose is coupled to the outlet port, and a proximal end of the first outlet hose is coupled to an inlet port of a diverter valve. A first output assembly is coupled a first outlet port of the diverter valve, and a proximal end of the second outlet hose is coupled to a second outlet port of the diverter valve. A distal end of the second outlet hose is coupled to a second output assembly. A cover assembly is coupled to the diverter valve and configurable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the cover assembly prevents access to the first output assembly. In the second position, the cover assembly allows access to the first output assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Neal Todrys, Todd W. Wise, David Bridgwater, Robert Girvin
  • Patent number: 9376130
    Abstract: A self-jacking, mobile power tool stand has an extended or erect position and a collapsed position. The geometry of various components of the stand facilitates self-erection of the stand to the raised position and the jacking of a pair of wheels off the floor so as to minimize vibrations from the power tool during operations. Conversely, when in the closed position, the stand can be used to transport the power tool in the manner of a conventional two-wheeled handtruck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 9038209
    Abstract: A shower curtain-rod assembly is arranged to have distinct and structurally separate gravitational and torsional load bearing capabilities. The shower curtain may be formed with folded pockets to receive shower curtain stays. The pockets are made by creating overlapping layers of the shower curtain and then ultrasonically welding the overlapping layers together. The shower curtain-rod assembly includes a shower rod having an internal track, a shower ring coupled to a shower curtain stay, and rollers supported on the internal track and coupled to the stay. The internal track generally supports the weight of the shower curtain, the rollers, the stays, and the shower ring. In one embodiment, a channel formed in an outer wall of the shower rod cooperates with a torsional restraint tab extending from an inner surface of the shower ring, which is located over the shower rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 8448956
    Abstract: This saw stand is a mobile unit, via a built-in hand truck design which enables the end user to transport common table saws and equipment to the location of the project being undertaken. The unit quickly folds out into a fully supporting work bench for actual use of the saw and/or equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 8333158
    Abstract: A shelving system includes shelves pivotally coupled to stanchions. The shelves are coupled to braces used to support the shelves in a working position. Further, the shelves include recesses for receiving the braces when the shelves are in a stored position. The shelves of the shelving system may be arranged such that all shelves may be moved from the working to stored position without interfering with an adjacent shelf. In one example, the shelves couple to the stanchions with spring loaded barrel bolts and rotate along a common bolt axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 8272813
    Abstract: A combination power tool and object sensor includes a power tool body having a handle with a free end. An object sensor, such as a stud finder is located at the free end. The object sensor is oriented with respect to the free end of the handle such that a user may use both the object sensor, and the power tool without repositioning his or her hand with respect to the power tool handle. The object sensor is nonremovable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Publication number: 20120037583
    Abstract: A shelving system includes shelves pivotally coupled to stanchions. The shelves are coupled to braces used to support the shelves in a working position. Further, the shelves include recesses for receiving the braces when the shelves are in a stored position. The shelves of the shelving system may be arranged such that all shelves may be moved from the working to stored position without interfering with an adjacent shelf. In one example, the shelves couple to the stanchions with spring loaded barrel bolts and rotate along a common bolt axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 7971898
    Abstract: A multiple link, self-jacking mobile work cart includes the main body defining upper and lower portions supported by the plurality of rotating wheels. A multiple link, self-jacking mechanism is provided in connection with two laterally deployable work tables which can serve as infeed/outfeed tables for a power tool or the like supported by the main body of the cart. The multiple link mechanism includes an actuator arm, a linkage arm, a control arm and moveable support legs all pivotally connected to one another such that when the work tables are deployed, substantial weight placed on the tables is transferred to the support legs, rather than the wheels which support the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 7882772
    Abstract: A repetitive fence utilizes a plurality of telescoping arms driven by a metal tape of the tape measure type to position a stop member at a desired location from a saw blade. A user can position a work piece, such as board lumber against the stop member to repeatedly position the work piece at a desired cut dimension with respect to a saw blade. The repetitive fence preferably employs a plurality of telescoping arms to position the stop member at the desired location, and an electronic read-out provided to indicate to the user the position of the stop member with respect to the saw blade. The telescoping arms can be motivated by electronic devices, such as an electric motor, or by a manual crank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Publication number: 20100276910
    Abstract: A multiple link, self-jacking mobile work cart includes the main body defining upper and lower portions supported by the plurality of rotating wheels. A multiple link, self-jacking mechanism is provided in connection with two laterally deployable work tables which can serve as infeed/outfeed tables for a power tool or the like supported by the main body of the cart. The multiple link mechanism includes an actuator arm, a linkage arm, a control arm and moveable support legs all pivotally connected to one another such that when the work tables are deployed, substantial weight placed on the tables is transferred to the support legs, rather than the wheels which support the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 7823486
    Abstract: A cordless motor assisted torque wrench. In an example embodiment, the torque wrench includes an elongated housing adapted to enclose an elongated battery pack, a drive head pivotably connected to a first end of the elongated housing at a pivot connection, an electronic torque setting device operable to receive a desired torque setting from a user, a torque sensing device for sensing a level of torque applied by the wrench to a workpiece, a motor disposed within the head, and a torque limiter configured to limit the torque applied by the wrench to a workpiece based on the desired torque setting and the level of torque sensed by the torque sensing device. The elongated housing preferably includes a first segment and a second segment slidably coupled to form a telescopic elongated housing that is configurable into at least two lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 7789112
    Abstract: A method and system for inflating an object includes providing a portable, programmable inflation system having a logic processor, a memory, a visual display, manual inputs, a compressor with an attached inflation hose, a pressure sensor, and an actuator attached to a valve for releasing pressure from the object. The portable programmable inflation system is moved near the object and the inflation hose is attached. Then, a desired air pressure setting is received from a manual input and stored in memory. Then, the current air pressure in the object is sensed with the pressure sensor, and it is determined whether the air pressure in the object is above or below the desired air pressure setting. Under control of the logic processor, the object is inflated if the air pressure is below the desired air pressure setting or deflated if the air pressure is above the desired air pressure setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 7770243
    Abstract: A shower curtain-rod assembly is arranged to have distinct and structurally separate gravitational and torsional load bearing capabilities. The shower curtain may be formed with folded pockets to receive shower curtain stays. The pockets are made by creating overlapping layers of the shower curtain and then ultrasonically welding the overlapping layers together. The shower curtain-rod assembly includes a shower rod having an internal track, a shower ring coupled to a shower curtain stay, and rollers supported on the internal track and coupled to the stay. The internal track generally supports the weight of the shower curtain, the rollers, the stays, and the shower ring. In one embodiment, a channel formed in an outer wall of the shower rod cooperates with a torsional restraint tab extending from an inner surface of the shower ring, which is located over the shower rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Publication number: 20100171290
    Abstract: This saw stand is a mobile unit, via a built-in hand truck design which enables the end user to transport common table saws and equipment to the location of the project being undertaken. The unit quickly folds out into a fully supporting work bench for actual use of the saw and/or equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: 7731205
    Abstract: A mobile saw stand brake system incorporates a pair of swing-out legs pivotally connected to a saw stand main frame. A first end of the main frame is supported on a pair of rotating wheels. A pair of brake lever arms, each having a brake shoe end and a distal actuating end, are pivotally connected to the main frame. A tension mechanism is interconnected with the pair of swing-out legs so as to actuate the brake lever arms to engage the wheels when the legs are extended in their swing-out position. The brakes are disengaged when the swing-out legs are folded into a stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: D686854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: D709626
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: D721108
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise
  • Patent number: D731800
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Robert W. Wise