Patents by Inventor Ross A. Olson

Ross A. Olson 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: 10751178
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes a tubular member including an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer having an inner surface, an outer surface and wall extending therebetween. The outer layer is disposed along the outer surface of the inner layer. The inner layer includes a plurality of longitudinal channels extending radially outward from the inner surface. Each channel of the plurality of channels has a circumferential width. Further, the tubular member is designed to shift from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration, wherein the width of each channel increases as the tubular member shifts from the unexpanded configuration to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson, Heather Hetteen, Adam David Grovender, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Publication number: 20200254224
    Abstract: The invention provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes an elongate shaft having a distal region and a coil disposed along the distal region. The coil is formed from a winding member having a first filar region and a second filar region. The winding member has a first cross-sectional diameter along the first filar region, a second cross-sectional diameter different from the first cross-sectional diameter along the second filar region, a first centroid at a first position along the first filar region and a second centroid at a second position along the second filar region. The first centroid and the second centroid are axially-aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL CHRISTOPHER WEBER, ROSS A. OLSON, ADAM D. GROVENDER, BRIAN CORNWELL
  • Publication number: 20200196607
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of molecules having pesticidal utility against pests in Phyla Arthropoda, Mollusca, and Nematoda, processes to produce such molecules, intermediates used in such processes, pesticidal compositions containing such molecules, and processes of using such pesticidal compositions against such pests. These pesticidal compositions may be used, for example, as acaricides, insecticides, miticides, molluscicides, and nematicides. This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula One”).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Ronald J. Heemstra, Ronald Ross, JR., Kyle A. DeKorver, Kaitlyn Gray, Daniel I. Knueppel, Peter Vednor, Timothy P. Martin, Joseph D. Eckelbarger, John F. Daeuble, SR., Ricky Hunter, David A. Demeter, Tony K. Trullinger, Erich W. Baum, Zoltan L. Benko, Nakyen Choy, Gary D. Crouse, Fangzheng Li, Jeffrey Nissen, Monica B. Olson, Michelle Riener, Thomas C. Sparks, Frank J. Wessels, Maurice C. Yap
  • Publication number: 20200086089
    Abstract: A device for guiding and supporting a stent delivery catheter and other catheters is disclosed. The device may comprise a tubular guiding member and an elongated positioning member extending in a proximal direction beyond the tubular guiding member for advancing and retracting the tubular guiding member in distal and proximal directions. A distal portion of the elongate positioning member may be coupled to the proximal portion of the tubular guide. In embodiments, the device includes a ribbon having a distal portion and a proximal portion. In embodiments, the distal portion of the ribbon extends distally into the tubular guiding member and the proximal portion of the ribbon overlays an inner surface of the elongate positioning member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Ross A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20200086081
    Abstract: Methods for making medical devices and portions of medical devices (e.g., intravascular catheters, catheter shafts, and tubular guiding members) are provided. Example methods may include providing a first ribbon comprising one or more thermoplastic materials and a piece of shrink tubing defining a shrink tube lumen and forming a first assembly by positioning the first ribbon inside the shrink tube lumen and urging the first ribbon to assume a tubular shape in which the first ribbon defines a ribbon lumen. A second assembly may be formed by loading an inner tubular member over a mandrel and forming or placing a support structure over an outer surface of the inner tubular member. A third assembly may be formed by inserting the second assembly into the ribbon lumen defined by the first ribbon of the first assembly. The third assembly may be heated to a process temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Ross A. Olson
  • Patent number: 10488174
    Abstract: A voltage detection device for detecting proximity to an active alternating current (AC) voltage source is provided. The device includes a housing, at least one antenna configured to generate a signal in response to exposure to electromagnetic radiation, signal processing circuitry configured to process the signal generated by the at least one antenna, a processing device embedded in the housing and communicatively coupled to the signal processing circuitry, the processing device configured to determine, from the processed signal, whether the voltage detection device is proximate to the active AC voltage source, and an electronic switch embedded in the housing and one of included within the processing device and communicatively coupled to the processing device, the electronic switch configured to reduce an impact of interference on detection of the active AC voltage source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cheng-Po Chen, Christopher Bruce Gushee, Jose Luis Virgen, Emad Andarawis Andarawis, Glen William Brooksby, Jeffrey Ross Mayton, Nancy Cecelia Stoffel, Wyatt Beale Smith, Daniel Leroy Olson
  • Publication number: 20190277617
    Abstract: A voltage detection device for detecting proximity to an active alternating current (AC) voltage source is provided. The device includes a housing, at least one antenna configured to generate a signal in response to exposure to electromagnetic radiation, signal processing circuitry configured to process the signal generated by the at least one antenna, a processing device embedded in the housing and communicatively coupled to the signal processing circuitry, the processing device configured to determine, from the processed signal, whether the voltage detection device is proximate to the active AC voltage source, and an electronic switch embedded in the housing and one of included within the processing device and communicatively coupled to the processing device, the electronic switch configured to reduce an impact of interference on detection of the active AC voltage source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Cheng-Po Chen, Christopher Bruce Gushee, Jose Luis Virgen, Emad Andarawis Andarawis, Glen William Brooksby, Jeffrey Ross Mayton, Nancy Cecelia Stoffel, Wyatt Beale Smith, Daniel Leroy Olson
  • Publication number: 20180325549
    Abstract: An introducer sheath may include a tubular member comprising an inner layer and an outer layer coaxially disposed about a central longitudinal axis of the introducer sheath, the tubular member being configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration. The inner layer may be circumferentially discontinuous along at least a portion of its length. At least a first portion of the inner layer may be configured to move circumferentially relative to the outer layer when shifting between the unexpanded and expanded configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Richmon Thoreson, Adam David Grovender, Scott Solberg, David Raab, Benjamin Philip Gundale, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20180221149
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes a tubular member including an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer having an inner surface, an outer surface and wall extending therebetween. The outer layer is disposed along the outer surface of the inner layer. The inner layer includes a plurality of longitudinal channels extending radially outward from the inner surface. Each channel of the plurality of channels has a circumferential width. Further, the tubular member is designed to shift from an unexpanded configuration to an expanded configuration, wherein the width of each channel increases as the tubular member shifts from the unexpanded configuration to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, James M. Anderson, Heather Hetteen, Adam David Grovender, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Publication number: 20180199960
    Abstract: An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer sheath includes a tubular member including an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall extending therebetween. The introducer further includes a plurality of spine members. The plurality of spine members are positioned radially inward of the outer surface of the tubular member. Further, each of the plurality of the spine members are positioned radially outward of the inner surface of the tubular member. Additionally, the tubular member is designed to shift from a first configuration to a second configuration and the wall has a first thickness in the first position and a second thickness in the second position, the second thickness smaller than the first thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Anderson, Adam David Grovender, Brian R. Reynolds, Ross A. Olson, Heather Hetteen, Uchenna Junior Agu
  • Publication number: 20180110525
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method may include providing a first intravascular device having a distal portion and at least one aperture and positioning the distal portion of the first intravascular device in the vascular wall. The method may further include providing a reentry device having a body and a distal tip, the distal tip having a natural state and a compressed state and inserting the distal tip, in the compressed state, in the distal portion of the first intravascular device. The method may further include advancing the distal tip, in the natural state, through the at least one aperture of the first intravascular device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Matthew J. Olson, Ross A. Olson, David B. Robinson, Peter Alan Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20170296794
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a device. The device may include a distal shaft defining a central lumen and an orienting element comprising at least one inflatable member. Wherein a first portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a first direction and a second portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a second direction. Further, wherein the second direction is substantially opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: CHAD J. KUGLER, MATTHEW J. OLSON, ROSS A. OLSON, DAVID B. ROBINSON
  • Patent number: 9717889
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a device. The device may include a distal shaft defining a central lumen and an orienting element comprising at least one inflatable member. Wherein a first portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a first direction and a second portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a second direction. Further, wherein the second direction is substantially opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: BridgePoint Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Matthew J. Olson, Ross A. Olson, David B. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20160199067
    Abstract: Medical devices, medical device systems, and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device system may include a catheter shaft having a proximal end. A removable liner may extend through the catheter shaft. The removable liner may be designed to deliver a medical substance to a target region. The removable liner may be designed to be removed from the catheter shaft if the removable liner becomes plugged. The system may also include a replacement liner. The replacement liner may be designed to be inserted within the catheter shaft after the removal of the removable liner. A support member may be disposed along the replacement liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Mark S. Smith, Steven M. Spencer, Ross A. Olson, Kent D. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20160051798
    Abstract: The invention provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes an elongate shaft having a distal region and a coil disposed along the distal region. The coil is formed from a winding member having a first filar region and a second filar region. The winding member has a first cross-sectional diameter along the first filar region, a second cross-sectional diameter different from the first cross-sectional diameter along the second filar region, a first centroid at a first position along the first filar region and a second centroid at a second position along the second filar region. The first centroid and the second centroid are axially-aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL CHRISTOPHER WEBER, ROSS A. OLSON, ADAM D. GROVENDER, BRIAN CORNWELL
  • Patent number: 9235331
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for providing sales content that can include displaying a home page using a computing device such as a tablet computer is disclosed. The home page can include a meeting page element and content area elements. The meeting page element can link to at least one meeting presentation page. Content area elements can link to at least one content selection page which can include one or more selection controls. Selection controls can correspond to a respective content portion and can have a state indicating the selection status of the corresponding content portion. If one of the selection controls has the “selected” state, the processing circuitry can add the respective content portion, and a content portion element, which can be linked to the respective content portion, to the meeting presentation page. The electronic display of the computing device can be used to display a meeting presentation page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hegstrand, Dion L. Kells, David Vega, Jason R. Clark, Ross Olson, Aleshia Hansen, Joshua Moe, Brent Schmidtbauer
  • Publication number: 20150231373
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a device. The device may include a distal shaft defining a central lumen and an orienting element comprising at least one inflatable member. Wherein a first portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a first direction and a second portion of the orienting element extending from the shaft in a second direction. Further, wherein the second direction is substantially opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Matthew J. Olson, Ross A. Olson, David B. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20120090840
    Abstract: A substance and method for treating a subterranean formation using hydraulic fracturing is provided. The method includes treating a formation with a non-metallic deformable proppant that may be substantially deformable, “elastically flexible”, or “plastically compressible.” The method may include the steps of injecting a carrier fluid into the formation at a pressure and a flow rate sufficient to create or open an existing fracture or fracture network in the formation, and placing at least a portion of the deformable proppant in the fracture by way of the carrier fluid so that the deformable proppant forms substantially a partial monolayer in the fracture, and reducing the pressure and/or the flow rate sufficiently to allow the fracture in the formation to at least partially close, wherein at least a portion of the deformable proppant remains in the fracture to prop open at least a portion of the fracture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Gordon Fulton, Adolph Joseph John Peskunowicz, Garnet Ross Olson
  • Patent number: 8062998
    Abstract: A substance and method for treating a subterranean formation using hydraulic fracturing. A non-metallic, substantially deformable, proppant particle is “elastically flexible” or “plastically compressible” and adapted for use at concentrations which will substantially create a partial monolayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Canyon Technical Services, Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Gordon Fulton, Adolph Joseph John Peskunowicz, Garnet Ross Olson
  • Publication number: 20110088900
    Abstract: A substance and method for treating a subterranean formation using hydraulic fracturing. A non-metallic, substantially deformable, proppant particle is “elastically flexible” or “plastically compressible” and adapted for use at concentrations which will substantially create a partial monolayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Gordon Fulton, Adolph Joseph John Peskunowicz, Garnet Ross Olson