Patents by Inventor Thomas E. Meyer

Thomas E. Meyer 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: 10732796
    Abstract: Techniques are described for obtaining user activity information and navigational mnemonic information. The activity information and navigational mnemonic information can be used to control information presented in displays in a manner that can assist a user in locating an activity using displayed navigational mnemonics. User activity information can include an application identifier and a content identifier. Navigational mnemonic information can include a resource identifier and a relevance identifier. A user can search for activities based on a relationship between a navigational mnemonic and an activity, such as a temporal relationship. Applications can register both activity information and navigational mnemonic information through an interface, and a navigational mnemonic feed service can provide navigation mnemonics that are not directly related to user activity on user computer devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Alphin, III, Kenneth Lynn Crocker, Colleen E. Hamilton, Brian R. Meyers, Michael J. Novak
  • Patent number: 10722636
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the performance of kidney replacement therapy having or using a dialyzer, control components, sorbent cartridge and fluid reservoirs configured to be of a weight and size suitable to be worn or carried by an individual requiring treatment are disclosed. The system for performing kidney replacement therapy has a controlled compliance dialysis circuit, where a control pump controls the bi-directional movement of fluid across a dialysis membrane. The dialysis circuit and an extracorporeal circuit for circulating blood are in fluid communication through the dialysis membrane. The flux of fluid moving between the extracorporeal circuit and the dialysis circuit is modified by the rate at which the control pump is operating such that a rate of ultrafiltration and convective clearance can be controlled. The system provides for the monitoring of an inlet and outlet conductivity of the sorbent cartridge to provide a facility to quantify or monitor the removal of urea by the sorbent cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Kelly, SuPing Lyu, Bryant J. Pudil, Thomas E. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20200222232
    Abstract: An apparatus has a first fluid conduit, a second fluid conduit, a connector member, an first tubular member, a second tubular member, and an inner cannula. The connector member has first and second passageways in which the first and second fluid conduits are positioned, respectively. A portion of the second tubular member is positioned within the lumen of the first tubular member. A proximal portion of the inner cannula is fixedly secured within the lumen of the first tubular member. The inner cannula lumen is in fluid communication with the first and second fluid conduits via the lumen of the first tubular member and the lumen of the second tubular member. The inner cannula may be inserted into the subretinal space of a human eye to deliver a leading bleb of fluid and then deliver a therapeutic agent, without having to withdraw the inner cannula from the subretinal space between the acts of delivering the leading bleb delivering the therapeutic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph H. Contiliano, Thomas E. Meyer, Daniel J. Abbott, Michael F. Keane, Allen C. Ho, Mark C. Tsai, Isaac J. Khan
  • Publication number: 20200215250
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices, systems, and methods for calculating a bicarbonate concentration in a fluid used in dialysis. The devices, systems, and methods can be used to calculate the bicarbonate concentration in either dialysate or blood. The invention measures the amount of carbon dioxide in both an acidified and non-acidified solution and calculates the bicarbonate concentration based on the difference in carbon dioxide concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Eric A. Grovender, Thomas E. Meyer, Bryant J. Pudil
  • Patent number: 10695481
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the performance of kidney replacement therapy having or using a dialyzer, control components, sorbent cartridge and fluid reservoirs configured to be of a weight and size suitable to be worn or carried by an individual requiring treatment are disclosed. The system for performing kidney replacement therapy has a controlled compliance dialysis circuit, where a control pump controls the bi-directional movement of fluid across a dialysis membrane. The dialysis circuit and an extracorporeal circuit for circulating blood are in fluid communication through the dialysis membrane. The flux of fluid moving between the extracorporeal circuit and the dialysis circuit is modified by the rate at which the control pump is operating such that a rate of ultrafiltration and convective clearance can be controlled. The system provides for the monitoring of an inlet and outlet conductivity of the sorbent cartridge to provide a facility to quantify or monitor the removal of urea by the sorbent cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Kelly, SuPing Lyu, Bryant J. Pudil, Thomas E. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20200188566
    Abstract: The invention relates to infusate containers and related systems and methods for housing infusates that can be added to a fluid flow path for use during dialysis. The infusate containers can include a filter partitioning the containers into a first and second compartment, a draw tube for drawing up fluid from a bottom portion, a cap, a fluid connector for delivery and withdrawal of fluid from the two compartments, and a fluid connector for connection to a dialysis system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: David B. LURA, Thomas E. MEYER, Jin HUANG, Yue Qiang XUE
  • Patent number: 10668202
    Abstract: Parallel modules for in-line recharging of sorbent materials using alternate duty cycles for a sorbent cartridge. The sorbent cartridge can have two or more modules contained therein having connectors connecting each of the modules. One or more of the modules can be reusable and the sorbent materials therein can be recharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant J. Pudil, Martin T. Gerber, David B. Lura, Thomas E. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10646374
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an injector, a first fluid conduit, a second fluid line, and a control module. The injector includes a body, a flexible cannula, a flexible needle, and a sensor. The needle is configured to translate relative to the cannula. The sensor is operable to detect a position of the needle relative to the cannula. The first and second fluid lines are coupled with the needle. The control module is in communication with the sensor, with the first fluid conduit, and with the second fluid conduit. The control module is configured to provide delivery of a first fluid through the first conduit to the needle based on a signal from the sensor. The control module is further configured to provide delivery of a second fluid through the second conduit to the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ORBIT BIOMEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel W. Price, Brendan J. Oberkircher, Daniel J. Prenger, Geoffrey King, Thomas E. Meyer, Benjamin L. Ko
  • Patent number: 10639193
    Abstract: An apparatus has a first fluid conduit, a second fluid conduit, a connector member, an first tubular member, a second tubular member, and an inner cannula. The connector member has first and second passageways in which the first and second fluid conduits are positioned, respectively. A portion of the second tubular member is positioned within the lumen of the first tubular member. A proximal portion of the inner cannula is fixedly secured within the lumen of the first tubular member. The inner cannula lumen is in fluid communication with the first and second fluid conduits via the lumen of the first tubular member and the lumen of the second tubular member. The inner cannula may be inserted into the subretinal space of a human eye to deliver a leading bleb of fluid and then deliver a therapeutic agent, without having to withdraw the inner cannula from the subretinal space between the acts of delivering the leading bleb delivering the therapeutic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ORBIT BIOMEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Joseph H. Contiliano, Thomas E. Meyer, Daniel J. Abbott, Michael F. Keane, Allen C. Ho, Mark C. Tsai, Isaac J. Khan
  • Publication number: 20200078514
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a cannula, and a needle. The cannula is flexible and extends distally from the body. The needle is slidably disposed in the cannula. The needle includes a sharp distal tip and a curved portion. The needle is configured to translate relative to the cannula between a proximal position and a distal position. The distal tip is configured to be positioned inside the cannula when the needle is in the proximal position. The distal tip is configured to be positioned outside the cannula when the needle is in the distal position. The needle is resiliently biased to extend along a curve through the curved portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas E. Meyer, Benjamin L. Ko, Isaac J. Khan, Daniel W. Price, Brendan J. Oberkircher, Michael F. Keane
  • Patent number: 10583236
    Abstract: A blood based solute monitoring system for measuring at least one blood solute species that has a first recirculation flow path in fluid communication with a dialyzer. The first recirculation flow path is configured to allow a fluid to recirculate through a dialyzer such that the concentration of at least one solute species in the fluid becomes equilibrated to the solute species concentration of the blood in a blood compartment of the dialyzer. The blood solute monitoring system has at least one sensor to measure a fluid characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant J. Pudil, Thomas E. Meyer, David B. Lura, Martin T. Gerber
  • Patent number: 10561779
    Abstract: The invention relates to infusate containers and related systems and methods for housing infusates that can be added to a fluid flow path for use during dialysis. The infusate containers can include a filter partitioning the containers into a first and second compartment, a draw tube for drawing up fluid from a bottom portion, a cap, a fluid connector for delivery and withdrawal of fluid from the two compartments, and a fluid connector for connection to a dialysis system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Lura, Thomas E. Meyer, Jin Huang, Yue Qiang Xue
  • Patent number: 10561776
    Abstract: A portable dialysis cabinet for use in dialysis. The portable dialysis cabinet can have a size and weight that facilitates easy movement of the cabinet from one location to another with relative ease. The portable dialysis cabinet can have additional features necessary to facilitate portability, such as wheels and a handle. In general, the portable dialysis cabinet can contain all the necessary components for performing a dialysis session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Meyer, David B. Lura, Bryant J. Pudil, Martin T. Gerber
  • Publication number: 20200038573
    Abstract: Parallel modules for in-line recharging of sorbent materials using alternate duty cycles for a sorbent cartridge. The sorbent cartridge can have two or more modules contained therein having connectors connecting each of the modules. One or more of the modules can be reusable and the sorbent materials therein can be recharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Bryant J. Pudil, Martin T. Gerber, David B. Lura, Thomas E. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10543052
    Abstract: A portable dialysis cabinet for use in dialysis. The portable dialysis cabinet can have a size and weight that facilitates easy movement of the cabinet from one location to another with relative ease. The portable dialysis cabinet can have additional features necessary to facilitate portability, such as wheels and a handle. In general, the portable dialysis cabinet can contain all the necessary components for performing a dialysis session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Meyer, David B. Lura, Bryant J. Pudil, Martin T. Gerber
  • Patent number: 10532142
    Abstract: A sorbent based monitoring system for measuring the solute concentration of at least one component of a fluid. The system has a sorbent regeneration system for regeneration of the fluid and has a sorbent cartridge that has at least one material layer. The fluid is conveyed through the sorbent cartridge and contacts at least one sensor after having contacted at least one material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant J. Pudil, Thomas E. Meyer, David B. Lura, Martin T. Gerber
  • Patent number: 10532141
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling fluid movement and volumes of fluid between a subject and a controlled compliant flow path. The controlled compliant flow path has a means for selectively metering in and metering out fluid from the controlled compliant flow path. An extracorporeal flow path is in fluid communication with the controlled compliant flow path across a semi-permeable membrane where the extracorporeal flow path has a first terminal end and a second terminal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Meyer, David B. Lura, Bryant J. Pudil, Martin T. Gerber
  • Patent number: 10507147
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a high air loss device. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes a pneumatic device located within the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Rebecca A. Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Jonathan H. Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, Bradley T. Wilson, Stephen L. Douglas, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel H. King, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Richard B. Stacy, Thomas E. Uzzle
  • Patent number: 10478553
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a cannula, and a needle. The cannula is flexible and extends distally from the body. The needle is slidably disposed in the cannula. The needle includes a sharp distal tip and a curved portion. The needle is configured to translate relative to the cannula between a proximal position and a distal position. The distal tip is configured to be positioned inside the cannula when the needle is in the proximal position. The distal tip is configured to be positioned outside the cannula when the needle is in the distal position. The needle is resiliently biased to extend along a curve through the curved portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ORBIT BIOMEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas E. Meyer, Benjamin L. Ko, Isaac J. Khan, Daniel W. Price, Brendan J. Oberkircher, Michael F. Keane
  • Patent number: 10478545
    Abstract: Parallel modules for in-line recharging of sorbent materials using alternate duty cycles for a sorbent cartridge. The sorbent cartridge can have two or more modules contained therein having connectors connecting each of the modules. One or more of the modules can be reusable and the sorbent materials therein can be recharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant J. Pudil, Martin T. Gerber, David B. Lura, Thomas E. Meyer