Patents by Inventor Thomas D. Petersen

Thomas D. Petersen 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: 20200264395
    Abstract: An adapter assembly includes a single-piece or two-piece multi-fiber adapter defining a recess at which a contact assembly is disposed. The adapter assemblies can be disposed within adapter block assemblies or cassettes, which can be mounted to moveable trays. Both ports of the adapters disposed within adapter block assemblies are accessible. Only one port of each adapter disposed within the cassettes are accessible. Circuit boards can be mounted within the block assemblies or cassettes to provide communication between the contact assemblies and a data network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Cyle D. Petersen, Bruce Ogren, Scott C. Sievers, Thomas Marcouiller, Chris Taylor, Mark Meredith, James Joseph Eberle, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200164610
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to an article. The article includes a first layer defining a first major surface of the article. The first layer includes a plurality of protrusions extending outwardly from the first major surface. The protrusions comprise an elastic polymer component. The article further includes a second layer opposite the first layer, which at least partially defines a second major surface of the article. The first layer is disposed over a range of about 5% surface area of the second layer to about 99% surface area of the second layer. The first layer and the second layer are in direct contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas A. Davis, Paul D. Graham, James J. Kobe, Thomas B. Galush, Graham M. Clarke, Thomas E. Pahl, Charles R. Wald, Brian W. Lueck, John G. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20200129802
    Abstract: An adjustable dumbbell system may include a base, two or more weights, a handle assembly, an additional weight, and selection assembly. The two or more weights may be supported by the base and grouped into a first set of weights associated with one end of the dumbbell system and a second set of weights associated with an opposing end of the dumbbell system. The handle assembly may be selectively fixedly joined to the first and second set of weights. The additional weight may be disposed distally of the handle assembly. The selection assembly may be secured to the additional weight. The selection assembly may include a selection member that may be linearly moveable between a selected position where the additional weight is operatively secured to the handle assembly and an unselected position where the additional weight is disengaged from the handle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Moran, Jason P. Petersen, Marcus L. Marjama, Todd D. Anderson, PJ M. Bush, Bryan W. Hamilton, Edward L. Flick
  • Patent number: 10617905
    Abstract: An adjustable dumbbell system may include a handle assembly, at least one weight, at least one sensor, and a computing device. The at least one weight may be selectively fixedly connectable to the handle assembly. The at least one sensor may be positioned on the handle assembly. The at least one sensor may be configured to detect a handle assembly attribute indicative of whether the at least one weight is fixedly connected to the handle assembly. The computing device may be in communication with the at least one sensor and may be configured to receive information regarding the handle assembly attribute from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Moran, Jason Pharis Petersen, Marcus L. Marjama, Todd D. Anderson, Peter L. Crabb, Glen A. Wooldridge, PJ M. Bush
  • Publication number: 20200070314
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to an abrasive sheet. The abrasive sheet includes a first layer including an abrasive major surface and an opposite second layer defining a second major surface. The second major surface includes a plurality of protrusions extending outwardly from the second major surface. The protrusions include a first polymer component having at least one of a Shore A hardness ranging from about 5 to about 100 and a Shore D hardness ranging from about 1 to about 70. The first layer and the second layer are directly joined to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Paul D. Graham, Douglas A. Davis, Thomas E. Pahl, John G. Petersen, Graham M. Clarke, James J. Kobe, Thomas B. Galush, Charles R. Wald, Brian W. Lueck
  • Patent number: 10571641
    Abstract: An adapter assembly includes a single-piece or two-piece multi-fiber adapter defining a recess at which a contact assembly is disposed. The adapter assemblies can be disposed within adapter block assemblies or cassettes, which can be mounted to moveable trays. Both ports of the adapters disposed within adapter block assemblies are accessible. Only one port of each adapter disposed within the cassettes are accessible. Circuit boards can be mounted within the block assemblies or cassettes to provide communication between the contact assemblies and a data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cyle D. Petersen, Bruce Ogren, Scott C. Sievers, Thomas Marcouiller
  • Patent number: 10518123
    Abstract: An adjustable dumbbell system may include a base, two or more weights, a handle assembly, an additional weight, and selection assembly. The two or more weights may be supported by the base and grouped into a first set of weights associated with one end of the dumbbell system and a second set of weights associated with an opposing end of the dumbbell system. The handle assembly may be selectively fixedly joined to the first and second set of weights. The additional weight may be disposed distally of the handle assembly. The selection assembly may be secured to the additional weight. The selection assembly may include a selection member that may be linearly moveable between a selected position where the additional weight is operatively secured to the handle assembly and an unselected position where the additional weight is disengaged from the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Nautilus, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Moran, Jason P. Petersen, Marcus L. Marjama, Todd D. Anderson, PJ M. Bush, Bryan W. Hamilton, Edward L. Flick
  • Patent number: 10488508
    Abstract: For measuring an area of interest based on a sensor task, a method generates a sensor task comprising a sensor type and an area of interest. The method further routes the sensor task to a sensor of the sensor type and with a sensor motion track that includes the area of interest. The method measures the area of interest with the sensor based on the sensor task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Allen Anderson, Troy R. Johnson, Jonathan R. Haws, Brad D. Petersen, Thomas J. Walls
  • Publication number: 20100152738
    Abstract: An abrading device consists of an advanced burr and appliqué for a burr and a new process for making cutting tools for fine material removal applications such as in bone and tissue surgeries. An appliqué sheet is first engineered by CAD with an abrading surface having cutting facets. The appliqué is attached to a surface of a tool blank and then metallurgically bonded and coated by the BRAZOL® or Co—P process. The tool blank has a proximal shank attachable to a driver and a distal surface to which the appliqué is affixed. Since each facet is attached to surrounding facets and then strongly bonded to the tool, the facets do not dislodge when used to abrade a surface of an object. The BRAZOL® or Co—P coating imparts excellent wear resistance and lubricity to the cutting facets. This results in excellent operational and material removal characteristics. This approach to making surgical and fine industrial tools offers engineered flexibility in design rather than process dependent designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth Holko, Thomas D. Petersen
  • Patent number: 7647704
    Abstract: A surgical blade includes a handle with a recess sized to receive the proximal end of a blade assembly. The recess includes a notch as well as opposed facing distal ridges designed to engage elevated surfaces in the blade assembly to maintain the blade assembly and handle assembled. The blade assembly includes a blade portion and a fitting having a protrusion sized to be received in the proximal notch of the recess in the handle when the blade portion is assembled to the handle. The fitting also includes side faces having opposed elevated surfaces obliquely disposed so that they are engaged by the distal ridges within the handle recess. The fitting also includes an upwardly extending catch that engages a distal surface on the handle to assist in locking the blade assembly to the handle. The recess of the handle includes inner tapered surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas D. Petersen
  • Patent number: 7601155
    Abstract: An intramedullary femoral broach aligns two instruments. A femoral neck resector guide slides over the broach and centers on the patient's femoral head to determine the height and angular rotation of resection. A circular ring of the head and cutting arms assure the system will fit any femur. A template is applied to the femoral broach and seats itself against the buttress of the broach locking it into place. The broach is then reinserted into the intramedullary canal. When the template reaches the greater trochanter the sizer is adjusted to the rotational anteversion of the canal. The handle of the femoral broach is struck with a mallet until the template is imbedded into the proximal femoral neck intramedullary bone. A retractor facilitates reaming of the acetabulum through a small anterior incision. A proximal portion digs into the bone of the superior acetabulum to allow for retraction of soft tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas D. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20040236341
    Abstract: A minimally invasive surgical procedure for total hip surgery features four unique instruments that facilitate the procedure. A manual Intramedullary Femoral Broach facilitates axial alignment of the subsequent two instruments that attach to it for alignment and stability. The Femoral Neck Resector Guide slides over the proximal portion of the Broach and self centers on the patient's femoral head to determine the height and angular rotation of resection of the femoral neck. The circular ring of the head locator and the cutting arms assure that the system will fit any size femur. The Sizer/Cutter Template is applied to the Femoral Broach from the tip with the tip removed from the intermedullary canal and seats itself firmly against the Femoral Broach raised buttress locking it into place. The Femoral Broach is then is reinserted into the intramedullary canal. When the Sizer/Cutter Template reaches the greater trochanter the Sizer is adjusted to the rotational anteversion of the canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas D. Petersen
  • Patent number: 6500187
    Abstract: A scalpel having a blade with a fitting molded about or assembled to its proximal end with the fitting having a proximally facing opening sized to receive an end of a distal portion of a detachable handle. The handle includes a proximal portion designed to be gripped by the surgeon and a distal portion including a male coupling half designed to be received within the proximal opening of the fitting, which proximal opening is configured as a female coupling half. The proximal and distal portions of the handle are angled with respect to one another defining an angle from about 0°-10°. The male coupling half may be inserted within the female coupling half in either one of two diametrically opposed orientations. Thus, due to the angulation between the proximal portion of the handle and the distal portion of the handle, the proximal portion of the handle is either angled downwardly or upwardly with respect to the axis of the blade itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Inventor: Thomas D. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20020107521
    Abstract: A bur-abrading tool for use with a rotating or oscillating drive unit. The unit includes a base abrader bit unit comprising a bit rod and bit substrate shape having a surface of revolution. A very large number of particles, comprised of a plurality of shapes having sharp edges, are brazed to the substrate shape utilizing a brazing material which binds the particles to the substrate shape creating burs. The brazing material at least partially coats the particles. In preferred embodiments the particles are comprised of small cut pieces of wire. Tools having various surfaces of revolution and various cut wire shapes are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas D. Petersen, Kenneth H. Holko
  • Patent number: 5799349
    Abstract: A knee holder includes a base plate having two parallel rows of slots designed to hold the ends of a cylinder to which is attached a foot cradle. Each slot has the appearance of an inverted symmetric "T" allowing reversability of the orientation of the foot cradle. The base plate has an "L"-shaped arm extending along its upper surface and then having a right angle bend to extend downwardly. The arm is sized to be received within an opening of a clamping bracket attached to a rail of a surgical table or other horizontal support surface on which the base plate has been placed, with the clamping bracket including structure allowing locking of the arm in fixed position to fix the position of the knee holder. The base plate is sized to allow two knee holders to be mounted on a surgical table side by side to facilitate performance of a bilateral procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventor: Thomas D. Petersen
  • Patent number: 5707276
    Abstract: An abrader blade with integral depth control wings. The depth control wings which slide on a portion of the material being abraded to limit the depth of abrasion. The cutting surface of the abrasive surgical device is covered with abrading material. In a preferred embodiment tungsten carbide particles are brazed onto the blade substrate with an equal quantity of cobalt phosphorous braizing alloy. In this preferred embodiment an additional coating is added with a braze alloy specially developed for medical cutting. The carbide particles, the cobalt, the phosphorous and metal phosphides formed during the brazing process are all biocompatable. These blades are especially desirable for abrading bone material into particular shapes for interfacing with prosthesis parts. Several specific blades are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Holko, Thomas D. Petersen
  • Patent number: 5672178
    Abstract: A fixation pin has a cylindrical body having a proximal end with two axially separated heads with an annular groove between them. The distal end of the cylindrical body has a tapered conical point. In the preferred embodiment, the cylindrical body has a plurality of circumferentially spaced longitudinally extending grooves which extend from just proximal of the pointed end of the fixation pin, proximally toward the proximal end. Each groove extends into the cylindrical body to an extent not exceeding 30% of the diameter of a cross-section of the cylindrical body and each groove has an outwardly facing opening which subtends in the range of about 7% to about 17% of the circumference of the cylindrical body. The grooves receive bone material when the pin is driven into a bone and prevent rotation of the pin while preventing the pin from backing out of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Inventor: Thomas D. Petersen
  • Patent number: 5606590
    Abstract: A surgical alignment system employs a laser beam generating device and a lens system to convert the beam into a plane of light which is aligned along a desired axis of the human body to provide proper alignment to the surgeon to enhance the accuracy of orthopedic surgery such as total knee, hip or back surgery. The laser beam generating device is mounted on a bracket which is fixed to a cassette holder positioned beneath the patient and having a chamber designed to removably receive an x-ray film cassette. The cassette holder is made of a material which is transparent to x-rays. Straps incorporated into the cassette holder are designed to fix the patient to the cassette holder during surgery. The cassette holder includes a radio-opaque indicator with the bracket holding the laser beam generating device having a second radio-opaque indicator so that when an x-ray is taken of the patient affixed to the inventive device, compensation for parallax may be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Inventors: Thomas D. Petersen, Richard J. Harp
  • Patent number: 5584837
    Abstract: Embodiments of an acetabular cup inserter include an elongated stem to which a handle is assembled in such a way that its orientation with respect to the stem may be adjusted 360.degree., that is, completely about the periphery of the stem. A buttress device is provided to engage the metal cup resiliently by use of an O-ring which prevents metal-to-metal contact avoiding fretting of the cup surface. The various embodiments disclosed include one embodiment wherein the buttress is axially aligned with the majority of the stem length as well as an embodiment wherein the axis of the buttress is parallel to and offset from the axis of the majority of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Inventor: Thomas D. Petersen
  • Patent number: D399968
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Thomas D. Petersen