Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Shaw

Thomas J. Shaw 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: 20190298929
    Abstract: A syringe for medical use having a barrel with a longitudinally extending tubular fluid chamber and at least one longitudinally extending, outwardly facing, substantially flat indicia display surface disposed proximally to the fluid chamber, a plunger slidably inserted into the fluid chamber, a needle projecting forwardly from the barrel in fluid communication with the fluid chamber; and a fixed length needle safety device having an activation handle slidably engaging the barrel and a forwardly projecting needle tip shield encircling the needle that moves forwardly to cover a tip end of the needle when the activation handle is moved forwardly following use of the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small
  • Publication number: 20190298973
    Abstract: An intravenous catheter introducer for medical use having a body, a frontal attachment that is disposed in transverse sliding engagement with a front part of the body, a hub tube assembly that is releasably supported by the frontal attachment, and a retractable catheter insertion needle and needle holder that are biased rearwardly by a spring offset laterally from the needle axis, whereby lateral repositioning of the body relative to the frontal attachment following vascular insertion moves a needle retraction cavity disposed inside the body into substantial coaxial alignment and causes the needle holder to be retracted into the needle retraction cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190298928
    Abstract: A medical syringe having a barrel with a substantially cylindrical, longitudinally extending fluid chamber, a needle retraction cavity substantially coextensive in length with the fluid chamber and disposed adjacent and parallel to the fluid chamber, and at least one substantially flat, outwardly facing display area configured to receive and display an array of volumetric measuring indicia in alignment with and proximal to the fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190282147
    Abstract: A blood collection tube holder having a retractable single needle and a body comprising substantially parallel and laterally spaced apart barrel and needle retraction cavities separated by a partial wall that facilitates lateral movement of the single needle from the barrel cavity into alignment with the needle retraction cavity to initiate needle retraction. The barrel and a frontal attachment to the barrel are cooperatively configured to facilitate relative sliding movement between in a direction that is transverse to the longitudinal axis through the retractable single needle to initiate needle retraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: 10391264
    Abstract: A medical device having a forwardly-projecting needle and a selectively-movable needle cap that can be variously positioned to cover all or a portion of the needle, depending upon whether the device is, for example, being transported, aspirated or used to inject a therapeutic fluid. The device can optionally be configured to enable retraction of the needle into the body for safe disposal following use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: 10354824
    Abstract: A piezoelectronic switch device for radio frequency (RF) applications includes a piezoelectric (PE) material layer and a piezoresistive (PR) material layer separated from one another by at least one electrode, wherein an electrical resistance of the PR material layer is dependent upon an applied voltage across the PE material layer by way of an applied pressure to the PR material layer by the PE material layer; and a conductive, high yield material (C-HYM) comprising a housing that surrounds the PE material layer, the PR material layer and the at least one electrode, the C-HYM configured to mechanically transmit a displacement of the PE material layer to the PR material layer such that applied voltage across the PE material layer causes an expansion thereof and an increase the applied pressure to the PR material layer, thereby causing a decrease in the electrical resistance of the PR material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew W. Copel, Bruce G. Elmegreen, Glenn J. Martyna, Dennis M. Newns, Thomas M. Shaw, Paul M. Solomon
  • Patent number: 10342929
    Abstract: A medical device attachable to the front of a conventional syringe and having a hub assembly selectively attachable to the syringe, a nose projecting forwardly from the hub assembly, a rearwardly biased needle retraction mechanism seated inside the nose, a retractable needle projecting forwardly of the nose, and a fluid flow path from the fluid chamber through the hub assembly, nose, needle retraction assembly and needle, wherein the needle is retracted into the nose and a retraction tube external to the syringe by rotating the syringe relative to the nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: 10339828
    Abstract: An operator training and maneuver refinement system and method that enhance the degree of control an operator is able to exercise over a controlled device such as an aircraft, vehicle, equipment or other device by sequentially providing and visually displaying to the operator a direct comparison of real-time input controller positions for at least one operating parameter with stored empirical input controller positions for the same or a similar operating parameter over a predetermined time interval, preferably also displaying the deviation between the real-time and stored empirical controller positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Steven E. Shaw, Thomas J. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20190125980
    Abstract: A frontal attachment for a conventional aspirating dental syringe comprising a barrel connector housing releasably attachable to the front end of the barrel of an aspirating dental syringe, an injection needle guide attached to the barrel connector housing, an injection needle attached to and supported by a needle holder assembly reciprocatably disposed in a needle guide slot between the injection needle guide and the barrel connector housing in oblique relation to the longitudinal axis of the aspirating dental syringe, and a second needle projecting rearwardly from the barrel connector housing to establish fluid communication with a carpule disposed in the conventional aspirating dental syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small
  • Publication number: 20190090798
    Abstract: A medical device useful for collecting samples of a bodily fluid, typically a vascular fluid such as blood. The subject device can also be used for infusing liquids into a patient. The fluid flow path desirably includes a forwardly projecting, rearwardly biased needle, a needle holder and a length of plastic tubing, the forwardly extending end of which is configured to function as a fluid seal to reduce the likelihood of fluid leakage during or after use. Following use, the needle is retractable from the patient by sliding a needle retraction cavity transversely into longitudinal alignment with the needle, thereby disrupting the fluid flow path and propelling the needle rearwardly so that it no longer projects from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small
  • Publication number: 20190001075
    Abstract: A safety syringe comprising a needle redirection device that is desirably configured to bend the needle shaft forwardly of the barrel following an injection to thereby redirect the needle tip from a first position where it projects forwardly in coaxial alignment with the syringe barrel to a second position where the needle tip is covered or protected from incidental or accidental contact and associated needle sticks. Both sliding and pivoting embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small
  • Publication number: 20190000092
    Abstract: A pancake cooking device with two opposable, generally circular, internally heated cooking plates having substantially smooth cooking surfaces that are cooperatively configured to be selectively placed in facing and spaced-apart relation to contact and cook flowable pancake batter disposed between the plates to form a generally circular pancake that, when removed from the device and oriented in a preferred serving position, has a substantially uniform thickness between substantially planar, top and bottom pancake surfaces, and a continuous, circumferentially extending, outwardly inclined and upwardly facing lip of substantially uniform height disposed around the perimeter of the top surface of the pancake. The pancake cooking device is desirably configured to cook each pancake in an inverted position with the circumferentially extending, outwardly inclined lip projecting downwardly and away from the top and bottom pancake surfaces when the cooked pancake is oriented in a preferred serving position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas J. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20180256819
    Abstract: A dental safety syringe comprising selectively attachable barrel and plunger assemblies, the barrel assembly desirably further comprising a needle cartridge containing a needle holder and spring, and having a distal end from which a needle can be made to project forwardly while administering a medication and then subsequently withdrawn into the needle cartridge to avoid contamination following or between injections. The needle cartridge also comprises a proximal end having a recess into which an ampule containing medication can be inserted prior to connecting the plunger assembly to the barrel assembly so that a rubber dam in the distal end of the ampule is pierced by the proximal end of the needle whenever the syringe is fully assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small
  • Publication number: 20180243515
    Abstract: A medical device having a frontal attachment and a connector housing having at least a body part of an associated medical apparatus, the frontal attachment slidably engaging the connector housing and having a forwardly projecting, rearwardly biased needle and a needle retraction assembly, and the connector housing having a needle retraction cavity laterally offset from the needle in a first position, the needle retraction cavity being selectively movable relative to the frontal attachment following use to reposition the needle retraction cavity into alignment with the needle to permit retraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: D823457
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: D823458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small
  • Patent number: D823461
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: D823463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: D829891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: D838842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu