Patents by Inventor Timothy Young

Timothy Young 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: 11999219
    Abstract: A vehicle removable panel system including a fixed vehicle structure and one or more removable panels configured to removably engage with the fixed vehicle structure. The vehicle removable panel system providing increased configurability, modularity, and functionality and being easily configurable by a single user without the use of tools. The vehicle removable panel system including a seal with moisture resistance and edges suitable for sealing the removable vehicle panels to other vehicle components including the fixed vehicle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Teijin Automotive Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeannette Young, Timothy Young, Daniel Edmunds
  • Publication number: 20240159090
    Abstract: A releasable hinge assembly includes a mounting bracket, a hinge bracket, and at least one spring biased locking mechanism. The mounting bracket having a first mounting plate and two pin tabs extending therefrom, at least one of the pin tabs defining a through hole therein. The hinge bracket having a second mounting plate and a knuckle extending therefrom. The knuckle defining at least one cutout that is L-shaped. The at least one spring biased locking mechanism having a pawl arm and a pin. The at least one locking mechanism positioned within a channel of the hinge bracket with the pawl arm positioned within and projecting from the at least one cutout. The pawl arm configured to move within the at least one cutout to push the pin beyond a second end of the knuckle and through a through hole defined in the pin tab of the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Teijin Automotive Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeannette Young, Timothy Young, Daniel Edmunds
  • Patent number: 11969166
    Abstract: Systems and methods of repairing tissue are disclosed. Systems and methods may repair an opening through a hip capsule. Systems and methods preferably repair the tissue while minimally encroaching on the tissue immediately behind the repair, such as the hip joint tissues. Some systems may repair the tissue with a suture passer having a needle that slides in axial alignment with the passer and includes a first recess for passing the suture in a first axial direction and a second recess for passing the suture in an opposing axial direction. Some systems may pass a portion of a repair construct in a retrograde direction, placing the repair construct in a preferred arrangement accommodating for the stresses on the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Alexander Torrie, Jessica Marie Grabinsky, Marc Joseph Balboa, Benjamin Michael Hall, Timothy Young
  • Patent number: 11905750
    Abstract: A releasable hinge assembly includes a mounting bracket, a hinge bracket, and at least one spring biased locking mechanism. The mounting bracket having a first mounting plate and two pin tabs extending therefrom, at least one of the pin tabs defining a through hole therein. The hinge bracket having a second mounting plate and a knuckle extending therefrom. The knuckle defining at least one cutout that is being L-shaped. The at least one spring biased locking mechanism having a pawl arm and a pin. The at least one locking mechanism positioned within the a channel of the hinge bracket with the pawl arm positioned within and projecting from the at least one cutout. The pawl arm configured to move within the at least one cutout to push the pin beyond a second end of the knuckle and through a through hole defined in the pin tab of the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Teijin Automotive Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeannette Young, Timothy Young, Daniel Edmunds
  • Publication number: 20240016490
    Abstract: An instrument for manipulating and passing suture through a tissue is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle and a needle. The needle includes a lumen and terminates with a distal opening and a sharp edge surface for piercing tissue. The instrument also includes a hook, axially slideable within the needle lumen and through the needle distal opening. The hook may axially slide between a suture-locking configuration, a suture-sliding configuration and a suture release and capture configuration. The instrument may include improvements that better protect smaller and more fragile sutures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Timothy Young, Marc J. Balboa, Kangqiao Li, Justin A. Barbas, Alyssa Paul
  • Patent number: 11801045
    Abstract: A suture passing device has a curved, slotted shaft with a piercing end and an integral suture grasper, allowing the surgeon to pierce through a first tissue portion with the device and extend a looped portion of monofilament loaded within the shaft into the repair site. The shaft is then rotated so that the monofilament is allowed to fall out of the shaft through the slot. The surgeon then pierces a second tissue portion with the device and extends the suture grasper to capture the looped portion of monofilament. The monofilament is retrieved through the second tissue portion and a suture is passed through the looped portion of the monofilament. Finally, the flexible member is used to pull the suture through the tissue and the suture can be tensioned to close the hip capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignees: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC., SMITH & NEPHEW ORTHOPAEDICS AG, SMITH & NEPHEW ASIA PACIFIC PTE LIMITED
    Inventor: Timothy Young
  • Patent number: 11786432
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus, systems and methods for protecting a patient's groin area and better redistributing forces while distracting the patient's hip. These generally involve anatomically correct protective pad and/or a winged protective cup which be used in conjunction with one another or independently. The anatomically correct protective pad may include a groin-facing portion including a recess for housing/protecting a patient's genital region. The pad may further include opposing thigh-facing portions configured to align with the inner thighs of the and better distribute forces (e.g., distraction forces) away from the groin region and longitudinally across a surface area of the inner thighs. The winged protective cup may include a saddle or winged configuration including opposing wings extending from a cup portion and also configured to distribute forces away from the groin region and longitudinally across a surface area of the inner thighs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Clifton Willimon, Richard Lunn, Timothy Young
  • Patent number: 11712255
    Abstract: Surgical drill guides having a guide shaft and a set of distal guide teeth extending from the guide shaft. The guide shaft has proximal and distal portions having two distinct inner and outer diameters, with a tapered zone extending between the two portions. Wall thickness is maintained or increased from the proximal portion to the distal portion of the shaft, reinforcing the rigidity of both the shaft and the distal guide teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Matthew Edwin Koski, Timothy Young, Nehal Navinbhai Patel, Geoffrey Ian Karasic, Marc Joseph Balboa
  • Publication number: 20230028850
    Abstract: A vehicle removable panel system including a fixed vehicle structure and one or more removable panels configured to removably engage with the fixed vehicle structure. The vehicle removable panel system providing increased configurability, modularity, and functionality and being easily configurable by a single user without the use of tools. The vehicle removable panel system including a seal with moisture resistance and edges suitable for sealing the removable vehicle panels to other vehicle components including the fixed vehicle structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Teijin Automotive Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeannette Young, Timothy Young, Daniel Edmunds
  • Publication number: 20220411716
    Abstract: A consumer product composed of ?1% of a High-Performance fragrance composition and a consumer product active is provided. Use of reduced levels of the High-Performance fragrance composition provides for improved aesthetics such as improved clarity and viscosity, and reduced discoloration and caking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC.
    Inventors: Miguel A. Teixeira, Franc T. Schiet, Judith Lynne Kerschner, Franco Doro, Timothy Young, Jill Kristine Calindas De Jesus, Yan Liang Betty Fan, Robert Allan Hunter, Volkert De Villeneuve, Caroline Celine Rose Girod, Joseph Brain, Nicole Giffin, Jason Geno, John Brahms
  • Publication number: 20220412140
    Abstract: A releasable hinge assembly includes a mounting bracket, a hinge bracket, and at least one spring biased locking mechanism. The mounting bracket having a first mounting plate and two pin tabs extending therefrom, at least one of the pin tabs defining a through hole therein. The hinge bracket having a second mounting plate and a knuckle extending therefrom. The knuckle defining at least one cutout that is being L-shaped. The at least one spring biased locking mechanism having a pawl arm and a pin. The at least one locking mechanism positioned within the a channel of the hinge bracket with the pawl arm positioned within and projecting from the at least one cutout. The pawl arm configured to move within the at least one cutout to push the pin beyond a second end of the knuckle and through a through hole defined in the pin tab of the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Teijin Automotive Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeannette Young, Timothy Young, Daniel Edmunds
  • Publication number: 20220401627
    Abstract: A tendon/ligament repair implant for treatment of tears or lesions of tendons and ligaments, including capsular reconstruction, and compositions for delivering calcium and/or phosphate ions in combination with a collagen solution that can be placed between soft tissue and bone to facilitate healing of the soft tissue-bone interface are provided. The implant may incorporate features of rapid deployment and fixation by arthroscopic means that complement current procedures; tensile properties that result in desired sharing of anatomical load between the implant and native tendon during rehabilitation, or, in situations where the native tissue cannot be repaired tensile properties that provide for substitution of the native tissue selected porosity and longitudinal pathways for tissue in-growth; and may include an at least partially bioabsorbable construction to provide transfer of additional load to new tendon-like tissue and native tendon over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicants: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG, Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: George Barnes, Hans P.L. Claesson, Timothy Young, Nicholas J. Cotton, Paul A. Torrie, Craig L. Van Kampen, David A. Yeung, Cori G. Pierce, Jeffrey L. Barnes, Jessica M. Grabinsky
  • Publication number: 20220240918
    Abstract: A tissue repair assembly is disclosed, including a soft anchor body and at 5 least a first suture operably coupled to the anchor body. Tensioning on first and/or second ends of first suture may deploy the anchor body to a second configuration, in which the anchor body is axially compressed and radially extended. The tissue repair assembly may also include a means to cinch around a portion of a first and/or second suture and knotlessly lock the tissue repair assembly. Some embodiments 10 may include a pre-formed knot. In some embodiments, the preformed knot may be a nail knot, provided wrapped around an insertion instrument and configured to receive and cinch around a suture extending therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Zenan Qi, Marc Joseph Balboa, Timothy Young, Geoffrey Ian Karasic, Paul Alexander Torrie, Kyle Steven Frederick Turner, Nehal Navinbhai Patel, Benjamin Michael Hall, Kangqiao Li
  • Patent number: 11390308
    Abstract: A dish cart includes a top with a slot for receiving a lift arm that may be lifted up through the slot to raise or lower dishes. Lobe openings emanating from the slot receive lobes of a lift paddle secured to the lift arm. The cart may define a gap below the top for permitting insertion of the lift paddle and the lift arm. The cart may be adjusted to receive differently sized dishes by means of rails of different sizes or adjustable vanes. A dish drop station includes the lift arm and lift paddle and a lift mechanism for raising and lower the lift arm. The dish drop station may include a cart present sensor and include a lock for retaining the cart. The controller may be programmed to the lower the lift arm to an unlock position that disengages the cart lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy Young Lee, Jacob Conor Dooris, Kent Michael Anderson, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Edward Joseph Menard, Thomas Ettore De Candia, Michael William Tschudy, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Katrina Bell Sheehy, Taylor Joseph Cone
  • Publication number: 20220192652
    Abstract: Methods for measuring tissue defects include the use of a suture anchor, a drill guide, a needle driver, and a ruler. Using the drill guide, the surgeon extends the suture attached to an implanted anchor between the first and second ends of the defect. The surgeon then attaches a needle driver to the suture extending from the proximal end of the drill guide. Finally, the surgeon retracts the suture back through the drill guide and measures the distance between the needle driver and the proximal end of the drill guide to determine a length of a graft needed to repair the defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: J.W. Thomas Byrd, Timothy Young, Michael Thyden, Marc J. Balboa
  • Publication number: 20220167954
    Abstract: A system for improving graft harvesting including a blade guide (320) having a handle (370) and a guide portion with an elongate slot (330). The system may also include a first blade assembly (750) that slides along the elongate slot (330), the blade assembly (750) having a cutting blade (765) rotatably coupled to a handle (780). The cutting blade (765) may include a leading cutting edge and a trailing cutting edge. The blade assembly (350, 750) and blade guide (320) may cooperate to control a depth of blade penetration into a tissue, as the blade slides along the elongate slot (330). The blade guide (320) may include means to stabilize the guide with the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Paul McGovern, Chun Liu, Christopher David MacCready, Ali Hosseini, Timothy Young, Geoffrey Ian Karasic
  • Publication number: 20220104804
    Abstract: Systems and methods of repairing tissue are disclosed. Systems and methods may repair an opening through a hip capsule. Systems and methods preferably repair the tissue while minimally encroaching on the tissue immediately behind the repair, such as the hip joint tissues. Some systems may repair the tissue with a suture passer having a needle that slides in axial alignment with the passer and includes a first recess for passing the suture in a first axial direction and a second recess for passing the suture in an opposing axial direction. Some systems may pass a portion of a repair construct in a retrograde direction, placing the repair construct in a preferred arrangement accommodating for the stresses on the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Alexander Torrie, Jessica Marie Grabinsky, Marc Joseph Balboa, Benjamin Michael Hall, Timothy Young
  • Patent number: 11208289
    Abstract: A dish cart includes a top with a slot for receiving a lift arm that may be lifted up through the slot to raise or lower dishes. Lobe openings emanating from the slot receive lobes of a lift paddle secured to the lift arm. The cart may define a gap below the top for permitting insertion of the lift paddle and the lift arm. The cart may be adjusted to receive differently sized dishes by means of rails of different sizes or adjustable vanes. A dish drop station includes the lift arm and lift paddle and a lift mechanism for raising and lower the lift arm. The dish drop station may include a cart present sensor and include a lock for retaining the cart. The controller may be programmed to the lower the lift arm to an unlock position that disengages the cart lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Dishcraft Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Young Lee, Jacob Conor Dooris, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Katrina Bell Sheehy, Michael William Tschudy, Taylor Joseph Cone
  • Patent number: 11198461
    Abstract: A dish cart includes a top with a slot for receiving a lift arm that may be lifted up through the slot to raise or lower dishes. Lobe openings emanating from the slot receive lobes of a lift paddle secured to the lift arm. The cart may define a gap below the top for permitting insertion of the lift paddle and the lift arm. The cart may be adjusted to receive differently sized dishes by means of rails of different sizes or adjustable vanes. A dish drop station includes the lift arm and lift paddle and a lift mechanism for raising and lower the lift arm. The dish drop station may include a cart present sensor and include a lock for retaining the cart. The controller may be programmed to the lower the lift arm to an unlock position that disengages the cart lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Dishcraft Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Young Lee, Michael William Tschudy, Taylor Joseph Cone
  • Publication number: 20210338254
    Abstract: Surgical drill guides having a guide shaft and a set of distal guide teeth extending from the guide shaft. The guide shaft has proximal and distal portions having two distinct inner and outer diameters, with a tapered zone extending between the two portions. Wall thickness is maintained or increased from the proximal portion to the distal portion of the shaft, reinforcing the rigidity of both the shaft and the distal guide teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Arai, Matthew Edwin Koski, Timothy Young, Nehal Navinbhai Patel, Geoffrey Ian Karasic, Marc Joseph Balboa