Patents by Inventor Tim McCoy

Tim McCoy 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: 8579919
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Publication number: 20080097523
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas Kramer, Brian Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Patent number: 7095748
    Abstract: A Wireless bridge conjoins two previously incompatible technologies within a single device to leverage the strengths of each. The Wireless bridge marries the Personal Area Network (PAN) technology of Bluetooth as described in Bluetooth Specification Version 1.0B with the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology described in the IEEE802.11a specification to provide a wireless system level solution for peripheral devices to provide Internet service interactions. The invention brings together in a single working device implementations of these technologies so they do not interfere or disrupt the operation of each other and instead provide a seamless transition of a Bluetooth connection to Wireless Local Area Network/Internet connection. From the Wireless Local Area Network perspective the inventive wireless bridge extension allows a Bluetooth-enabled device to roam from one Wireless Access Point (bridge) to the next without losing its back end connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Vikram Vij, Carl A. Gerrard, Bin Li, Larry Gardner, Sivasankar Chander, Murthy Kunchakarra, Tim McCoy, Richard Swan
  • Patent number: 6884248
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Sherwood Services AG
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Publication number: 20040153101
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Publication number: 20030135226
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Patent number: 6562051
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Sherwood Services AG
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Publication number: 20020196771
    Abstract: A Wireless bridge conjoins two previously incompatible technologies within a single device to leverage the strengths of each. The Wireless bridge marries the Personal Area Network (PAN) technology of Bluetooth as described in Bluetooth Specification Version 1.0B with the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology described in the IEEE802.11a specification to provide a wireless system level solution for peripheral devices to provide Internet service so interactions. The invention brings together in a single working device implementations of these technologies so they do not interfere or disrupt the operation of each other and instead provide a seamless transition of a Bluetooth connection to Wireless Local Area Network/Internet connection. From the Wireless Local Area Network perspective the inventive wireless bridge extension allows a Bluetooth-enabled device to roam from one Wireless Access Point (bridge) to the next without losing its back end connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Vij, Carl A. Gerrard, Bin Li, Larry Gardner, Sivasankar Chander, Murthy Kunchakarra, Tim McCoy, Richard Swan
  • Patent number: 6452910
    Abstract: A Wireless bridge conjoins two previously incompatible technologies within a single device to leverage the strengths of each. The Wireless bridge marries the Personal Area Network (PAN) technology of Bluetooth as described in Bluetooth Specification Version 1.0B with the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology described in the IEEE802.11aspecification to provide a wireless system level solution for peripheral devices to provide Internet service interactions. The invention brings together in a single working device implementations of these technologies so they do not interfere or disrupt the operation of each other and instead provide a seamless transition of a Bluetooth connection to Wireless Local Area Network/Internet connection. From the Wireless Local Area Network perspective the inventive wireless bridge extension allows a Bluetooth-enabled device to roam from one Wireless Access Point (bridge) to the next without losing its back end connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Vij, Carl A. Gerrard, Bin Li, Larry Gardner, Sivasankar Chander, Murthy Kunchakarra, Tim McCoy, Richard Swan
  • Publication number: 20020013605
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Patent number: 5964772
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Origin Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Patent number: 5824008
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Origin Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Patent number: 5810882
    Abstract: A method for repairing a hernia involving utilizing a helical fastener is disclosed. The helical fastener has a length that is placed in a non-parallel relationship with the tissue in the area of the hernia and is rotated into the tissue. An applicator is provided which holds multiple fasteners and is employed to attach the fasteners to the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Origin Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Patent number: 5582616
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: Origin Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford