Patents by Inventor Thomas C. Robinson

Thomas C. Robinson 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: 20220370255
    Abstract: A dressing for an internal cavity may include a connector, a negative pressure pathway layer, an instillation pathway layer, a negative pressure manifold, and an instillation manifold. The negative pressure manifold can be disposed within the negative pressure pathway layer and the instillation manifold can be disposed within the instillation pathway layer. A proximate end of the negative pressure manifold can be fluidly coupled with a first channel of the connector. The proximate end of the instillation manifold can be fluidly coupled with a second channel of the connector. The negative pressure pathway layer and the instillation pathway layer can be configured to cooperatively form an inner volume therebetween. The inner volume may be configured to receive a space filler. The negative pressure pathway layer, the instillation pathway layer, and the space filler can be collectively configured to be positioned within the internal cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Thomas Alan EDWARDS, Shannon C. INGRAM
  • Publication number: 20220339303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, compositions, and methods for the synthesis and use of imaging agents, or precursors thereof. An imaging agent precursor may be converted to an imaging agent using the methods described herein. In some cases, the imaging agent is enriched in 18F. In some cases, an imaging agent may be used to image an area of interest in a subject, including, but not limited to, the heart, cardiovascular system, cardiac vessels, brain, and other organs. In some embodiments, methods and compositions for assessing perfusion and innervation mismatch in a portion of a subject are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Heike S. Radeke, Richard R. Cesati, Ajay Purohit, Thomas D. Harris, Simon P. Robinson, Ming Yu, David S. Casebier, Carol Hui Hu, Matthias Broekema, David C. Onthank
  • Patent number: 8473377
    Abstract: A data management system may include computer code to receive data that may include financial data and related data. The computer code may store the data in a database. The financial data may include data not tracked by a general ledger, such as contractual commitments, operating leases, head count, environmental incidents, lost time, disposal of operations, etc. The financial data may be applicable to different business units. The computer code may be configured to permit access to, entry of, and sign-off on the data only by users granted authority to do so. The financial data may include different data categories, and the data management system may be configured to use a different workflow to manage the data based on the data category of the financial data. The computer code may generate reports from the data retrieved from the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services
    Inventors: Gerald W. Smith, Joseph L. Luna, Thomas C. Robinson, Paul A. Wulf, Hacene Benchikha
  • Patent number: 7942117
    Abstract: An engine includes two or more serially connected air compressors coupled via a crankshaft to an expander piston and cylinder combination. An intercooler device is placed between the air compressors. Compressed air from the compressors flows through a heat exchanger where it is heated by the expander exhaust gas prior to its introduction into the expander cylinder by way of an inlet valve. Fuel is mixed with the compressed air near the inlet valve in an amount suitable to allow for combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas C. Robinson
  • Patent number: 7695423
    Abstract: A system for automatically collecting and separating whole blood into its components is described. The system includes a console, which contains all motors, pumps, sensors, valves and control circuitry, and a unique disposable set that includes a cassette supporting a centrifuge with an improved design, pump interfaces with an improved design, component and solution bags, and tubing. Various processes are implemented using a specific disposable set for each process which allows automatic identification of the process to be performed the console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Terumo Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Robinson, Richard D'Elia, Thomas Sahines, Paul Eibe
  • Publication number: 20090222361
    Abstract: A data management system may include computer code to receive data that may include financial data and related data. The computer code may store the data in a database. The financial data may include data not tracked by a general ledger, such as contractual commitments, operating leases, head count, environmental incidents, lost time, disposal of operations, etc. The financial data may be applicable to different business units. The computer code may be configured to permit access to, entry of, and sign-off on the data only by users granted authority to do so. The financial data may include different data categories, and the data management system may be configured to use a different workflow to manage the data based on the data category of the financial data. The computer code may generate reports from the data retrieved from the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES GMBH
    Inventors: Gerald W. Smith, Joseph L. Luna, Thomas C. Robinson, Paul A. Wulf, JR., Hacene Benchikha
  • Patent number: 7531098
    Abstract: A system for automatically processing blood components is described. The system includes a console, which contains all motors, pumps, sensors, valves and control circuitry, and a unique disposable set that includes a cassette supporting a centrifuge with an improved design, pump interfaces with an improved design, component and solution bags, and tubing. Various processes are implemented using a specific disposable set for each process which allows automatic identification of the process to be performed the console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Terumo Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Robinson, Richard D'Elia, Paul Eibe, Thomas Sahines
  • Patent number: 7115205
    Abstract: A system for automatically collecting and separating whole blood into its components is described. The system includes a console, which contains all motors, pumps, sensors, valves and control circuitry, and a unique disposable set that includes a cassette supporting a centrifuge with an improved design, pump interfaces with an improved design, component and solution bags, and tubing. Various processes are implemented using a specific disposable set for each process which allows automatic identification of the process to be performed the console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Mission Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Robinson, Richard D'Elia, Thomas Sahines, Paul Eibe
  • Patent number: 7037428
    Abstract: A system for automatically processing blood components is described. The system includes a console, which contains all motors, pumps, sensors, valves and control circuitry, and a unique disposable set that includes a cassette supporting a centrifuge with an improved design, pump interfaces with an improved design, component and solution bags, and tubing. Various processes are implemented using a specific disposable set for each process which allows automatic identification of the process to be performed the console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Mission Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Robinson, Richard D'Elia, Paul Eibe, Thomas Sahines
  • Patent number: 7008393
    Abstract: A blood processing system (2), includes a housing (4), to which a user control panel is mounted, having an access opening (47) therein. A cassette assembly (22), mounted to the housing for movement between a use position covering the access opening and a cassette-replacement position, includes a cassette holder and cassette (26) removably mounted to the holder. The cassette includes in part by tubing aligned with a through-hole (45) in the cassette. A door (34) is mounted to the housing for movement between a latched position, capturing the cassette between the panel and the door, and a released position. Independently-driven roller assemblies (46, 54, 72) pass part-way through the access opening to capture first tubing portions (44A, 52A, 68A) between the roller tracks (100, 102, 104) and the roller assemblies for peristaltic pumping of fluid. A number of movable pinch elements (48, 80, 90, 96) are extendable through the front panel to selectively pinch the tubing against the door and thus seal the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Mission Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Sahines, Richard R. D'Elia, Robert K. Fernandez, Frank Hickman
  • Patent number: 6890291
    Abstract: A system for automatically collecting and separating whole blood into its components is described. The system includes a console, which contains all motors, pumps, sensors, valves and control circuitry, and a unique disposable set that includes a cassette supporting a centrifuge with an improved design, pump interfaces with an improved design, component and solution bags, and tubing. Various processes are implemented using a specific disposable set for each process which allows automatic identification of the process to be performed the console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Mission Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Robinson, Richard D'Elia, Thomas Sahines, Paul Eibe
  • Publication number: 20040245189
    Abstract: A system for automatically collecting and separating whole blood into its components is described. The system includes a console, which contains all motors, pumps, sensors, valves and control circuitry, and a unique disposable set that includes a cassette supporting a centrifuge with an improved design, pump interfaces with an improved design, component and solution bags, and tubing. Various processes are implemented using a specific disposable set for each process which allows automatic identification of the process to be performed the console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Applicant: Mission Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Robinson, Richard D'Elia, Thomas Sahines, Paul Eibe
  • Patent number: 6817984
    Abstract: A blood processing system (2), includes a housing (4), to which a user control panel is mounted, having an access opening (47) therein. A cassette assembly (22), mounted to the housing for movement between a use position covering the access opening and a cassette-replacement position, includes a cassette holder and cassette (26) removably mounted to the holder. The cassette includes in part by tubing aligned with a through-hole (45) in the cassette. A door (34) is mounted to the housing for movement between a latched position, capturing the cassette between the panel and the door, and a released position. Independently-driven roller assemblies (46, 54, 72) pass part-way through the access opening to capture first tubing portions (44A, 52A, 68A) between the roller tracks (100, 102, 104) and the roller assemblies for peristaltic pumping of fluid. A number of movable pinch elements (48, 80, 90, 96) are extendable through the front panel to selectively pinch the tubing against the door and thus seal the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Mission Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Sahines, Richard R. D'Elia, Robert K. Fernandez, Frank Hickman
  • Patent number: 6695803
    Abstract: A blood processing system (2), includes a housing (4), to which a user control panel is mounted, having an access opening (47) therein. A cassette assembly (22), mounted to the housing for movement between a use position covering the access opening and a cassette-replacement position, includes a cassette holder and cassette (26) removably mounted to the holder. The cassette includes in part by tubing aligned with a through-hole (45) in the cassette. A door (34) is mounted to the housing for movement between a latched position, capturing the cassette between the panel and the door, and a released position. Independently-driven roller assemblies (46, 54, 72) pass part-way through the access opening to capture first tubing portions (44A, 52A, 68A) between the roller tracks (100, 102, 104) and the roller assemblies for peristaltic pumping of fluid. A number of movable pinch elements (48, 80, 90, 96) are extendable through the front panel to selectively pinch the tubing against the door and thus seal the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Mission Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Sahines, Richard R. D'Elia, Robert K. Fernandez, Frank Hickman
  • Publication number: 20030229302
    Abstract: A blood processing system (2), includes a housing (4), to which a user control panel is mounted, having an access opening (47) therein. A cassette assembly (22), mounted to the housing for movement between a use position covering the access opening and a cassette-replacement position, includes a cassette holder and cassette (26) removably mounted to the holder. The cassette includes in part by tubing aligned with a through-hole (45) in the cassette. A door (34) is mounted to the housing for movement between a latched position, capturing the cassette between the panel and the door, and a released position. Independently-driven roller assemblies (46, 54, 72) pass part-way through the access opening to capture first tubing portions (44A, 52A, 68A) between the roller tracks (100, 102, 104) and the roller assemblies for peristaltic pumping of fluid. A number of movable pinch elements (48, 80, 90, 96) are extendable through the front panel to selectively pinch the tubing against the door and thus seal the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Applicant: Mission Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Sahines, Richard R. D'Elia, Robert K. Fernandez, Frank Hickman
  • Patent number: 6652475
    Abstract: An automatic system and method for the separation of blood into component parts includes a conically shaped collection and separation bag, component bags connected to the collection and separation bag, a sensor, valves to seal the connections between the component bags and the collection and separation bag, a centrifuge and a controller for controlling the process. Blood is placed in the collection and separation bag and is separated by centrifuging. The components are removed from the collection and separation bag either directly or indirectly by the centrifugal force into the component bags. Flow of the components is directed by automatic opening and closing of the valves in response to the position of the interface between the separated components determined by the sensor or elapsed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Mission Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Sahines, Robert K. Fernandez, Herbert W. Hoeptner III, Thomas C. Robinson, Rahl E. Hoeptner
  • Publication number: 20030199803
    Abstract: A system for automatically collecting and separating whole blood into its components is described. The system includes a console, which contains all motors, pumps, sensors, valves and control circuitry, and a unique disposable set that includes a cassette supporting a centrifuge with an improved design, pump interfaces with an improved design, component and solution bags, and tubing. Various processes are implemented using a specific disposable set for each process which allows automatic identification of the process to be performed the console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Robinson, Richard D'Elia, Thomas Sahines, Paul Eibe
  • Publication number: 20030138349
    Abstract: A blood processing system (2), includes a housing (4), to which a user control panel is mounted, having an access opening (47) therein. A cassette assembly (22), mounted to the housing for movement between a use position covering the access opening and a cassette-replacement position, includes a cassette holder and cassette (26) removably mounted to the holder. The cassette includes in part by tubing aligned with a through-hole (45) in the cassette. A door (34) is mounted to the housing for movement between a latched position, capturing the cassette between the panel and the door, and a released position. Independently-driven roller assemblies (46, 54, 72) pass part-way through the access opening to capture first tubing portions (44A, 52A, 68A) between the roller tracks (100, 102, 104) and the roller assemblies for peristaltic pumping of fluid. A number of movable pinch elements (48, 80, 90, 96) are extendable through the front panel to selectively pinch the tubing against the door and thus seal the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Applicant: Mission Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Sahines, Richard R. D'Elia, Robert K. Fernandez, Frank Hickman
  • Patent number: 5423738
    Abstract: A blood processing system is described in which blood pressure readings obtained before and after passage of blood aspirated from an operative site through a membrane separator is used by a programmed controller to determine the hematocrit level of the blood and to add saline solution to adjust the hematocrit level to a desired level. The blood processing system contains a distributor cap to distribute wash solution to the inside of a filter to wash out additional blood cellular material within the filter. A precollector may be used remotely from the site of the blood processing system and later joined with the system to withdraw blood contained in the precollector for processing by the blood processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Inventors: Thomas C. Robinson, Sotiris Kitrilakis, Timothy Appleby, Thomas P. Sahines, Augustus Felix, Klaus J. Cross, Craig Nevers
  • Patent number: 5314503
    Abstract: A hypodermic needle assembly is described which automatically covers the pointed end of the needle after the assembly is used in order to prevent accidental punctures. A sheath circumscribes the needle and is held a patient's tissue to allow sliding movement of the sheath over the needle pointed end, and preferably locking of the needle within the sheath, as well, when the needle is withdrawn from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: Rasor Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur M. Bobrove, Robert K. Fernandez, Thomas C. Robinson, Thomas P. Sahines