Patents by Inventor Tim Nolan

Tim Nolan 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: 10292927
    Abstract: Microfibrous cellulose (MFC) broths are provided having improved performance as compared to wet cake microfibrous cellulose (MFC) and powdered microfibrous cellulose (MFC). In embodiments, compositions having an effective amount of an MFC broth and an effective amount of a surfactant have an improved yield value as compared to a composition having a surfactant and a wet cake MFC, a powdered MFC, or a combination thereof at the same concentration as the MFC broth. Also, methods are provided for improving the yield value of surfactant compositions by adding an effective amount of a microfibrous cellulose broth to an effective amount of surfactant to provide a surfactant composition having a yield value that is higher than a composition having the surfactant and a wet cake MFC, a powdered MFC, or a combination thereof at the same concentration as the microfibrous cellulose broth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CP Kelco U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: John Swazey, Neil Morrison, Zhi-fa Yang, Jacqueline Compton, Tim Nolan
  • Publication number: 20180360709
    Abstract: An array of cosmetic compositions intended to camouflage imperfections on human skin in a targeted manner is provided. The array includes two or more different cosmetic compositions, each cosmetic composition having a metal oxide. The different cosmetic compositions each have an L* value within the range of from about 60 to about 90. In addition, one or more of the cosmetic compositions from the array will effectively camouflage imperfections on a consumer's skin if they have an average skin L* value between 35 and 75.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Elliott Rabe, Janette Villalobos Lingoes, Lissette D. Schorsch, Tim Nolan
  • Patent number: 9620169
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide systems and method for creating a processed video stream. A method for creating a processed video stream includes receiving project instructions and media at a computing device executing a socially interactive application. The project instructions can include a project type. The method also includes uploading the project instructions and media to a server connected to the computing device. The method includes creating a project script based on the project type at a processor of the server. The method includes encoding, at the processor, a video stream based on the project script. The method also includes sharing the video stream at the socially interactive application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: DREAMTEK, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Nolan, Dan Isaacs
  • Patent number: 9173658
    Abstract: An anvil adapter for facilitating connection of a detachable anvil rod to a circular anastomosis instrument, comprising an anvil adapter member defining a longitudinal axis and having first and second ends, the first end configured for releasable attachment to a circular anastomosis instrument, the second end having an interior surface portion defining a longitudinal bore for releasably engaging an end of an anvil rod, the interior surface portion of the second end being dimensioned to releasably engage the end of the anvil rod in locking arrangement therewith to connect second end of the anvil adapter to the anvil rod such that the detachable anvil rod is releasably connected in spaced relation to the circular anastomosis instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Tim Nolan, Ernie Aranyi, John Klinger, Keith Ratcliff, John Charles Robertson
  • Publication number: 20140128480
    Abstract: Microfibrous cellulose (MFC) broths are provided having improved performance as compared to wet cake microfibrous cellulose (MFC) and powdered microfibrous cellulose (MFC). In embodiments, compositions having an effective amount of an MFC broth and an effective amount of a surfactant have an improved yield value as compared to a composition having a surfactant and a wet cake MFC, a powdered MFC, or a combination thereof at the same concentration as the MFC broth. Also, methods are provided for improving the yield value of surfactant compositions by adding an effective amount of a microfibrous cellulose broth to an effective amount of surfactant to provide a surfactant composition having a yield value that is higher than a composition having the surfactant and a wet cake MFC, a powdered MFC, or a combination thereof at the same concentration as the microfibrous cellulose broth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: CP Kelco U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: John Swazey, Neil Morrison, Zhi-fa Yang, Jacqueline Compton, Tim Nolan
  • Patent number: 8317809
    Abstract: Surgical instrumentation and methods for performing a bypass procedure in a digestive system incorporate laparoscopic techniques to minimize surgical trauma to the patient. The instrumentation includes an outer guide member dimensioned for insertion and passage through an esophagus of a patient and defining an opening therein extending at least along a portion of the length of the outer guide member, an elongate anvil delivery member at least partially disposed within the opening of the outer guide member and being adapted for longitudinal movement within the outer guide member between an initial position and an actuated position and an anvil operatively engageable with the delivery member. The anvil includes an anvil rod defining a longitudinal axis and an anvil head connected to the anvil rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Tim Nolan, Ernie Aranyi, John Klinger, Keith Ratcliff, John Charles Robertson
  • Publication number: 20110137325
    Abstract: Surgical instrumentation and methods for performing a bypass procedure in a digestive system incorporate laparoscopic techniques to minimize surgical trauma to the patient. The instrumentation includes, an outer guide member dimensioned for insertion and passage through an esophagus of a patient and defining an opening therein extending at least along a portion of the length of the outer guide member, an elongate anvil delivery member at least partially disposed within the opening of the outer guide member and being adapted for longitudinal movement within the outer guide member between an initial position and an actuated position and an anvil operatively engageable with the delivery member. The anvil includes an anvil rod defining a longitudinal axis and an anvil head connected to the anvil rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Tim Nolan, Ernie Aranwi, John Klinger, Keith Ratcliff, John Charles Robertson
  • Patent number: 7901416
    Abstract: Surgical instrumentation and methods for performing a bypass procedure in a digestive system incorporate laparoscopic techniques to minimize surgical trauma to the patient. The instrumentation includes an outer guide member dimensioned for insertion and passage through an esophagus of a patient and defining an opening therein extending at least along a portion of the length of the outer guide member, an elongate anvil delivery member at least partially disposed within the opening of the outer guide member and being adapted for longitudinal movement within the outer guide member between an initial position and an actuated position and an anvil operatively engageable with the delivery member. The anvil includes an anvil rod defining a longitudinal axis and an anvil head connected to the anvil rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group, L.P.
    Inventors: Tim Nolan, Ernie Aranyi, John Klinger, Keith Ratcliff, John Charles Robertson
  • Patent number: 7608073
    Abstract: An energy based partial circumferential hemorrhoid repair device including an actuator assembly, and an energy based partial circumferential hemorrhoid repair device head assembly operatively connected to the actuator assembly, wherein the head assembly includes a proximal electrode assembly and a distal electrode assembly, and further wherein at least one of the electrode assemblies includes an electrode mounted thereon to facilitate sealing of hemorrhoid tissue as the two electrode assemblies are approximated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Russell Heinrich, Scott Cunningham, Patrick Helfrich, Tim Nolan
  • Publication number: 20070129739
    Abstract: Surgical instrumentation and methods for performing a bypass procedure in a digestive system incorporate laparoscopic techniques to minimize surgical trauma to the patient. The instrumentation includes an outer guide member dimensioned for insertion and passage through an esophagus of a patient and defining an opening therein extending at least along a portion of the length of the outer guide member, an elongate anvil delivery member at least partially disposed within the opening of the outer guide member and being adapted for longitudinal movement within the outer guide member between an initial position and an actuated position and an anvil operatively engageable with the delivery member. The anvil includes an anvil rod defining a longitudinal axis and an anvil head connected to the anvil rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: Tim Nolan, Ernie Aranyi, John Klinger, Keith Ratcliff, John Robertson
  • Patent number: 7179267
    Abstract: Surgical instrumentation and methods for performing a bypass procedure in a digestive system incorporate laparoscopic techniques to minimize surgical trauma to the patient. The instrumentation includes an outer guide member dimensioned for insertion and passage through an esophagus of a patient and defining an opening therein extending at least along a portion of the length of the outer guide member, an elongate anvil delivery member at least partially disposed within the opening of the outer guide member and being adapted for longitudinal movement within the outer guide member between an initial position and an actuated position and an anvil operatively engageable with the delivery member. The anvil includes an anvil rod defining a longitudinal axis and an anvil head connected to the anvil rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Tim Nolan, Ernie Aranyi, John Klinger, Keith Ratcliff, John Charles Robertson
  • Publication number: 20060229643
    Abstract: Surgical instrumentation and methods for performing a bypass procedure in a digestive system incorporate laparoscopic techniques to minimize surgical trauma to the patient. The instrumentation includes an outer guide member dimensioned for insertion and passage through an esophagus of a patient and defining an opening therein extending at least along a portion of the length of the outer guide member, an elongate anvil delivery member at least partially disposed within the opening of the outer guide member and being adapted for longitudinal movement within the outer guide member between an initial position and an actuated position and an anvil operatively engageable with the delivery member. The anvil includes an anvil rod defining a longitudinal axis and an anvil head connected to the anvil rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Tim Nolan, Ernie Aranyi, John Klinger, Keith Ratcliff, John Robertson
  • Publication number: 20060025766
    Abstract: An energy based partial circumferential hemorrhoid repair device including an actuator assembly, and an energy based partial circumferential hemorrhoid repair device head assembly operatively connected to the actuator assembly, wherein the head assembly includes a proximal electrode assembly and a distal electrode assembly, and further wherein at least one of the electrode assemblies includes an electrode mounted thereon to facilitate sealing of hemorrhoid tissue as the two electrode assemblies are approximated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Russell Heinrich, Scott Cunningham, Patrick Helfrich, Tim Nolan
  • Publication number: 20040087977
    Abstract: Surgical instrumentation and methods for performing a bypass procedure in a digestive system incorporate laparoscopic techniques to minimize surgical trauma to the patient. The instrumentation includes an outer guide member dimensioned for insertion and passage through an esophagus of a patient and defining an opening therein extending at least along a portion of the length of the outer guide member, an elongate anvil delivery member at least partially disposed within the opening of the outer guide member and being adapted for longitudinal movement within the outer guide member between an initial position and an actuated position and an anvil operatively engageable with the delivery member. The anvil includes an anvil rod defining a longitudinal axis and an anvil head connected to the anvil rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: United States Surgical
    Inventors: Tim Nolan, Ernie Aranyi, John Klinger, Keith Ratcliff, John Charles Robertson