Patents by Inventor Thomas P. Robinson

Thomas P. 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).

  • Patent number: 9345541
    Abstract: The invention provides a cartridge assembly to couple a tissue treatment device with an electrosurgical unit, with the cartridge assembly operable with a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus of the electrosurgical unit. The invention also provides an electrosurgical unit comprising a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus operable with the cartridge assembly and a system thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC ADVANCED ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Greeley, Brian M. Conley, David J. Flanagan, Aaron J. Gifford, Steven G. Miller, Blaine T. Murakami, Thomas P. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20150238256
    Abstract: The invention provides a cartridge assembly to couple a tissue treatment device with an electrosurgical unit, with the cartridge assembly operable with a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus of the electrosurgical unit. The invention also provides an electrosurgical unit comprising a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus operable with the cartridge assembly and a system thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC ADVANCED ENERGY LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Greeley, Brian M. Conley, David J. Flanagan, Aaron J. Gifford, Steven G. Miller, Blaine T. Murakami, Thomas P. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9086371
    Abstract: The invention relates to fluidics as used in medical and diagnostic equipment and relates further to means for purifying, abstracting, filtering, detecting and/or measuring analytes in liquid samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: OSMETECH TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Charles E Clemens, Robert Mucic, Rudolph A. Montalvo, Clark Foster, Gary R. Gust, Thomas P. Robinson, Gary T. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20130137591
    Abstract: The invention relates to fluidics as used in medical and diagnostic equipment and relates further to means for purifying, abstracting, filtering, detecting and/or measuring analytes in liquid samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Charles E. Clemens, Robert Mucic, Rudolph A. Montalvo, Clark Foster, Gary R. Gust, Thomas P. Robinson, Gary T. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20110125146
    Abstract: The invention provides a cartridge assembly to couple a tissue treatment device with an electrosurgical unit, with the cartridge assembly operable with a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus of the electrosurgical unit. The invention also provides an electrosurgical unit comprising a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus operable with the cartridge assembly and a system thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: SALIENT SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roger D. GREELEY, Brian M. CONLEY, David J. FLANAGAN, Aaron J. GIFFORD, Steven G. MILLER, Blaine T. MURAKAMI, Thomas P. ROBINSON
  • Patent number: 7863035
    Abstract: The invention relates to fluidics as used in medical and diagnostic equipment and relates further to means for purifying, abstracting, filtering, detecting and/or measuring analytes in liquid samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Osmetech Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Clemens, Robert Mucic, Rudolph A. Montalvo, Clark Foster, Gary R. Gust, Thomas P. Robinson, Gary T. Olsen
  • 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: 20090291507
    Abstract: The invention relates to fluidics as used in medical and diagnostic equipment and relates further to means for purifying, abstracting, filtering, detecting and/or measuring analytes in liquid samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Osmetech Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Clemmens, Robert Mucic, Rudolph A. Montalvo, Clark Foster, Gary R. Gust, Thomas P. Robinson, Gary T. Olsen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090076434
    Abstract: Volumetric accuracy in hemodialysis systems is provided by swapping pumps between the replacement fluid side and the output side for a hemofiltration system and between the return fluid side and the sorbent side for a closed-loop, sorbent-based system, such that same quantity of fluid is pumped at each point after the end of an even number of pump swaps. A method for calculating the time interval between swaps is provided based on an allowable difference in amount pumped in the two functions at any given time. A mechanism is provided for compensating for the differences in head pressure presented to the pumps for fluid coming from the replacement-fluid containers or the reservoir and that coming back from the patient through the dialyzer. The pump-swapping system provides an accurate means that can be inexpensively implemented, including using a disposable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: David J. Mischelevich, James R. Braig, Thomas P. Robinson, Milan V. Treka, Barry N. Fulkerson, Cherles E. Clemens, Russ T. Joseph, Clark B. Foster
  • Publication number: 20080200343
    Abstract: The invention relates to fluidics as used in medical and diagnostic equipment and relates further to means for purifying, abstracting, filtering, detecting and/or measuring analytes in liquid samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: Clinical MicroSensors, Inc, DBA Osmetech Molecular Diagnostics
    Inventors: Charles E. Clemens, Robert Mucic, Rudolph A. Montalvo, Clark Foster, Gary R. Gust, Thomas P. Robinson, Gary T. Olsen
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 4648873
    Abstract: An adapter for enabling use with bags or bottles of an intravenous administration set having a proximal syringe venting connector with an air cannula. The adapter has a hollow body with threads for engaging the connector, and a spike for piercing an I.V. container, the spike having spaced fluid paths one of which is adapted to receive the connector air cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Assignee: Quest Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4559044
    Abstract: Three embodiments of a metering unit (10, 140, 200) are provided for metering fluid from a container (14) for infusion into a patient. The first embodiment of the metering unit (10) includes a cassette (26) formed of halves (28, 30). The halves (28, 30) each have a concave reservoir portion (36) formed on the inner face (32) thereon. Entry and exit channels (38, 42) extend from the reservoir portions adjacent entry and exit orifices (40, 44). Entry and exit port portions (46, 50) are formed in each half (28, 30). Flexible entry and exit valves (58, 64, 86 and 88) are movable between an open position, permitting fluid to flow through the orifices, to a closed position, preventing fluid from flowing through the orifices. The halves are separated by a flexible diaphragm (70) which divides a reservoir (76) into first and second compartments (78, 80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Quest Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Robinson, Don M. Killman, Andrew P. Mattson, James E. Hudson, Jr.
  • Patent number: D275990
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1984
    Assignee: Quest Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Robinson
  • Patent number: D275991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1984
    Assignee: Miles Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Robinson