Patents by Inventor Thomas E. Olson

Thomas E. 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).

  • Publication number: 20190203224
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to Cry34Ab/35Ab in combination with Cry3Aa. The subject invention relates in part to the surprising discovery that combinations of Cry34Ab/Cry35Ab and Cry3Aa are useful for preventing development of resistance (to either insecticidal protein system alone) by a corn rootworm (Diabrotica spp.) population. As one skilled in the art will recognize with the benefit of this disclosure, corn plants producing these insecticidal Cry proteins will be useful to mitigate concern that a corn rootworm population could develop that would be resistant to either of these insecticidal protein systems alone. Plants (and acreage planted with such plants) that produce these two insecticidal protein systems are included within the scope of the subject invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Thomas Meade, Kristin J. Fencil, Huarong Li, Timothy D. Hey, Aaron T. Woosley, Monica Britt Olson
  • Patent number: 5336234
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of operation are disclosed for using an expandable balloon catheter to perform a combination angioplasty and atherectomy procedure on a stenotic blood vessel. The expandable balloon has a plurality of atherotomes attached to its outer surface, and longitudinal, transverse, or rotational oscillatory motion is imparted to the atherotomes to assist in incising the stenotic tissue, prior to or during dilatation of the stenotic segment of the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: InterVentional Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Vigil, Thomas E. Olson
  • Patent number: 5243997
    Abstract: A hand held vibrating device for vibrating a guide wire used in angioplasty and atherectomy procedures. The vibrating device permits the guide wire to be more easily passed through a stenotic segment of a blood vessel. The vibrating device includes a case, an electric motor mounted within the case, and a clamp member coupled to the electric motor for releasably securing and vibrating the guide wire. In use, the guide wire is threaded through a blood vessel to the site of a stenosis. The guide wire can then be clamped to the vibrating device, which is selectively actuated and manipulated to vibrate and push the guide wire through the stenosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Interventional Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Renan Uflacker, Thomas E. Olson
  • Patent number: 5003918
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing atherectomy torque tubes includes a mechanism for rotating a tube liner about its longitudinal axis at a rotational velocity. A carriage is translatably positioned along the longitudinal axis. A mechanism for winding a wire about the tube liner is mounted on the carriage. A mechanism for coating the tube liner with an epoxy material is also mounted on the carriage. In a preferred embodiment, wire is wound onto the tube liner inside a reservoir of urethane epoxy bath which is moved along the tube liner. A laser sensor measures the coated tube to provide a signal representative of the final outside diameter of the tube and a computer uses this signal to control the angular velocity of the rotating tube liner and the linear velocity of the carriage which moves the wire winding and coating mechanism along the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: InterVentional Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Olson, Dennis M. Vigil