Patents by Inventor Steve Woodard

Steve Woodard 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: 10660713
    Abstract: An end effector for use and connection to a robot arm of a robotic surgical system, wherein the end effector is controlled and/or articulated by at least one cable extending from a respective motor of a control device of the robot surgical system, is provided. The end effector includes a jaw assembly defining a longitudinal axis and including a pair of jaws. Each jaw includes a proximal portion pivotally connected to the distal hub assembly; and a distal portion extending distally of the proximal portion thereof. The end effector additionally includes an actuation cable having a distal end operatively connected to the pair of jaws and a proximal end operatively connected to the at least one motor. In use, axial translation of the actuation cable results in one of an opening and a closing of the jaw assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: James McCrea, Ruth Beeby, Thomas McGaffigan, Steve Woodard
  • Patent number: 10646214
    Abstract: A tongue advancer assembly for a tongue manipulation system includes a core mount and a tongue advancer for coupling to the core mount. The core mount includes a connection rod coupling for coupling the tongue advancer assembly to a distal end of a connection rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Hamsch, Joachim Kahlert, Steve Woodard, Asheesh Divetia, Michel Paul Barbara Van Bruggen, Antonius Adrianus Petrus Schudelaro
  • Patent number: 10595848
    Abstract: A tongue advancer implant (101) or removal (1601) tool for a tongue manipulation system comprising: a loading mechanism configured to enable the loading of an implant or removal assembly; a propulsion element configured to be charged; a release mechanism configured to permit the propulsion element to propel the implant or removal assembly from the implant or removal tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Steve Woodard, Asheesh Divetia, Barrett Hutto
  • Patent number: 10512480
    Abstract: A connection tool for a tongue manipulation system includes a connector configured to be coupled to a tongue advancer tether, a connection tool body, and a separable removal cannula part. The separable removal cannula part is configured to follow a tongue advancer tether line in order to enable a removal sleeve located at least partially within the separable removal cannula part to contact the tongue advancer. The separable removal cannula part is configured to be separated from the connection tool body following the removal sleeve contacting the tongue advancer and to expose a proximal end of the removal sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ruth Beeby, Asheesh Divetia, Steve Woodard, Barrett Hutto, Matthias Hamsch, Chantal Nathalie Van Den Broek
  • Publication number: 20190307943
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary blood pump with a double pivot contact bearing system with an operating range between about 50 mL/min and about 1500 mL/min, wherein the force on the upper bearing is less than 3N during operating speeds up to 6000 rpm. The rotary blood pump is part of a blood pump system that includes blood conduit(s), a control system with optional sensors, and a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: F. Nicholas Franano, Howard M. Loree, II, Geoff Tansley, Steve Woodard, Barrett Hutto
  • Publication number: 20190282741
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a rotary blood pump system. The rotary blood pump system may further comprise a double pivot contact bearing system with an operating range between about 50 mL/min and about 1500 mL/min. The rotary blood pump system may also comprise an inflow blood conduit, an outflow conduit, a control system, and a power source. The present disclosure further relates to various inflow conduit assemblies comprising a conduit tip comprised of metal or polymer having an undulating opening surface that provides improved blood flow and washing properties while minimizing regions susceptible to stagnation, and optionally a resilient tip protecting cage structure that reduces the risk of conduit tip suction events and suction-related injury of the wall of adjacent blood vessels or other blood containing structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: F. Nicholas FRANANO, Geoff TANSLEY, Steve WOODARD, Barrett HUTTO, J. Scott RICHARDSON, Howard M. LOREE, II
  • Patent number: 10258730
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary blood pump with a double pivot contact bearing system with an operating range between about 50 mL/min and about 1500 mL/min, wherein the force on the upper bearing is less than 3 N during operating speeds up to 6000 rpm. The rotary blood pump is part of a blood pump system that includes blood conduit(s), a control system with optional sensors, and a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: F. Nicholas Franano, Howard M. Loree, II, Geoff Tansley, Steve Woodard, Barrett Hutto
  • Publication number: 20180221042
    Abstract: A connection rod for a tongue manipulation device system, the connection rod comprising: a first coupling part (307) configured to couple the distal end of the connection rod to a tongue advancer (305); a second coupling part (309) configured to couple the proximal end of the connection rod to an implant tool (101) or a removal tool (1601), wherein the connection rod is configured to transmit a tension or pulling force from the implant tool (101) or the removal tool (1601) to the tongue advancer (305) such that the tongue advancer is configured to be retracted within the implant tool (101) or removal tool (1601) respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Matthias HAMSCH, Pippinus Maarten Robertus WORTELBOER, Chantal Nathalie VAN DEN BROEK, Robert CHARLES, Asheesh Divetia, Barrett HUTTO, Steve WOODARD, Antonius Adrianus Petrus SCHUDELARO
  • Publication number: 20170354430
    Abstract: A connection tool for a tongue manipulation system comprising: a connector configured to be coupled to a tongue advancer tether (801); a connection tool body (1313) and separable removal cannula part (1315) configured to follow a tongue advancer tether line (801) in order to enable a removal sleeve (1335) located at least partially within the separable removal cannula part (1315) to contact the tongue advancer (305), the separable removal cannula part (1315) being configured to be separated from the connection tool body (1313) following the removal sleeve (1335) contacting the tongue advancer (305) and to expose a proximal end of the removal sleeve (1335).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ruth BEEBY, Asheesh DIVETIA, Steve WOODARD, Barrett HUTTO, Matthias HAMSCH, Chantal Nathalie VAN DEN BROEK
  • Publication number: 20170265852
    Abstract: A tongue advancer implant (101) or removal (1601) tool for a tongue manipulation system comprising: a loading mechanism configured to enable the loading of an implant or removal assembly; a propulsion element configured to be charged; a release mechanism configured to permit the propulsion element to propel the implant or removal assembly from the implant or removal tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Steve WOODARD, Asheesh DIVETIA, Barrett HUTTO
  • Publication number: 20170265853
    Abstract: A tongue advancer assembly (305) for a tongue manipulation system, the tongue advancer assembly (305) comprising: a core mount (703) comprising a connection rod coupling configured to couple the tongue advancer assembly to a distal end of a connection rod (303); and a tongue advancer (701) configured to be coupled to the core mount (703).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Matthias HAMSCH, Joachim KAHLERT, Steve WOODARD, Asheesh DIVETIA, Michel Paul Barbara VAN BRUGGEN, Antonius Adrianus Petrus SCHUDELARO
  • Publication number: 20170258981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary blood pump with a double pivot contact bearing system with an operating range between about 50 mL/min and about 1500 mL/min, wherein the force on the upper bearing is less than 3N during operating speeds up to 6000 rpm. The rotary blood pump is part of a blood pump system that includes blood conduit(s), a control system with optional sensors, and a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: F. Nicholas Franano, Howard M. Loree, II, Geoff Tansley, Steve Woodard, Barrett Hutto
  • Patent number: 9662431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary blood pump with a double pivot contact bearing system with an operating range between about 50 mL/min and about 1500 mL/min. The rotary blood pump is part of a blood pump system that includes blood conduit(s), a control system with optional sensors, and a power source. Embodiments of the present invention may include elements such as wear resistant bearing materials, a rotor back plate for magnetic attraction of the rotor to reduce bearing pivot bearing forces and wear, a rotor size and shape and a bearing gap that combine to create a hydrodynamic bearing effect and reduce bearing pivot bearing forces and wear, improved intravascular conduits with increased resistance to thrombosis, conduit insertion site cuffs to resist infection, and conduit side ports amenable to the easy insertion of guidewire and catheter-based medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: FLOW FORWARD MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: F. Nicholas Franano, Howard M. Loree, II, Geoff Tansley, Steve Woodard, Barrett Hutto
  • Patent number: 9555174
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a rotary blood pump with a double pivot contact bearing system with an operating range between about 50 mL/min and about 1500 mL/min, wherein the force on the upper bearing is less than 3N during operating speeds up to 6000 rpm. The disclosure also relates to a method of using a blood pump system for persistently increasing the overall diameter and lumen diameter of peripheral veins and arteries by persistently increasing the speed of blood and the wall shear stress in a peripheral vein or artery for period of time sufficient to result in a persistent increase in the overall diameter and lumen diameter of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: FLOW FORWARD MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: F. Nicholas Franano, Howard M. Loree, II, Geoff Tansley, Steve Woodard, Barrett Hutto
  • Publication number: 20170014197
    Abstract: An end effector for use and connection to a robot arm of a robotic surgical system, wherein the end effector is controlled and/or articulated by at least one cable extending from a respective motor of a control device of the robot surgical system, is provided. The end effector includes a jaw assembly defining a longitudinal axis and including a pair of jaws. Each jaw includes a proximal portion pivotally connected to the distal hub assembly; and a distal portion extending distally of the proximal portion thereof. The end effector additionally includes an actuation cable having a distal end operatively connected to the pair of jaws and a proximal end operatively connected to the at least one motor. In use, axial translation of the actuation cable results in one of an opening and a closing of the jaw assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: James McCrea, Ruth Beeby, Thomas McGaffigan, Steve Woodard
  • Publication number: 20150209498
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary blood pump with a double pivot contact bearing system with an operating range between about 50 mL/min and about 1500 mL/min. The rotary blood pump is part of a blood pump system that includes blood conduit(s), a control system with optional sensors, and a power source. Embodiments of the present invention may include elements such as wear resistant bearing materials, a rotor back plate for magnetic attraction of the rotor to reduce bearing pivot bearing forces and wear, a rotor size and shape and a bearing gap that combine to create a hydrodynamic bearing effect and reduce bearing pivot bearing forces and wear, improved intravascular conduits with increased resistance to thrombosis, conduit insertion site cuffs to resist infection, and conduit side ports amenable to the easy insertion of guidewire and catheter-based medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: F. Nicholas Franano, Howard M. Loree, II, Geoff Tansley, Steve Woodard, Barrett Hutto
  • Patent number: 8720445
    Abstract: Tracheal tubes having an integrated calorimetric CO2 indicator are provided. In certain embodiment, the integrated CO2 indicator is selectively sealed from the remainder of the tracheal tube by a removable sterilization barrier. Also provided are CO2 indicators that exhibit long lasting, breath-to-breath dynamic color change and are storage stable. The devices and compositions of the invention find use in a variety of applications, e.g. in emergent intubation of a subject. Also provided are methods of making the devices and compositions, as well as kits that include the devices and/or compositions of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Affirm Medical Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Cain, Janice Cain, Fred Johnson, Steve Woodard, Stephen Lee, Sherry Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130338559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary blood pump with a double pivot contact bearing system with an operating range between about 50 mL/min and about 1500 mL/min is described, wherein the force on the upper bearing is less than 3N during operating speeds up to 6000 rpm. The invention also relates to a method of using a blood pump system for persistently increasing the overall diameter and lumen diameter of peripheral veins and arteries by persistently increasing the speed of blood and the wall shear stress in a peripheral vein or artery for period of time sufficient to result in a persistent increase in the overall diameter and lumen diameter of the vessel is provided. The blood pump system may also be used to reduce venous hypertension in a lower extremity and increasing the rate of healing of lower extremity venous ulcers in patients is provided. The blood pump system includes a blood pump, blood conduit(s), a control system with optional sensors, and a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: NOVITA THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventors: F. NICHOLAS FRANANO, Howard M. Loree, II, Geoff Tansley, Steve Woodard, Barrett Hutto
  • Publication number: 20090095290
    Abstract: Tracheal tubes having an integrated calorimetric CO2 indicator are provided. In certain embodiment, the integrated CO2 indicator is selectively sealed from the remainder of the tracheal tube by a removable sterilization barrier. Also provided are CO2 indicators that exhibit long lasting, breath-to-breath dynamic color change and are storage stable. The devices and compositions of the invention find use in a variety of applications, e.g. in emergent intubation of a subject. Also provided are methods of making the devices and compositions, as well as kits that include the devices and/or compositions of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Brian Cain, Janice Cain, Fred Johnson, Steve Woodard, Stephen Lee, Sherry Zhang