Patents by Inventor Wayne Young

Wayne 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).

  • Publication number: 20090314820
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples adapted to attach surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a frame, and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple storage cartridge is removably supported on a pivotal support system at the distal end portion of the endoscopic section with each staple being configured and adapted to attach the mesh to the body tissue. An elongated pusher system formed of several assembled components and extending from the frame to the endoscopic section is provided for individually advancing at least one staple at a time distally for positioning adjacent the surgical mesh and the body tissue. The pusher system also includes a trigger system to actuate the pusher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: David T. Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne Young, Stephan A. DeFonzo, Richard A. McGarry, Dominick L. Mastri
  • Publication number: 20090308908
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples adapted to attach surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a frame, and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple storage cartridge is removably supported on a pivotal support system at the distal end portion of the endoscopic section with each staple being configured and adapted to attach the mesh to the body tissue. An elongated pusher system formed of several assembled components and extending from the frame to the endoscopic section is provided for individually advancing at least one staple at a time distally for positioning adjacent the surgical mesh and the body tissue. The pusher system also includes a trigger system to actuate the pusher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: David T. Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne Young, Stephan A. DeFonzo, Richard A. McGarry, Dominick L. Mastri
  • Patent number: 7624903
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples adapted to attach surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a frame, and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple storage cartridge is removably supported on a pivotal support system at the distal end portion of the endoscopic section with each staple being configured and adapted to attach the mesh to the body tissue. An elongated pusher system formed of several assembled components and extending from the frame to the endoscopic section is provided for individually advancing at least one staple at a time distally for positioning adjacent the surgical mesh and the body tissue. The pusher system also includes a trigger system to actuate the pusher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventors: David T. Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne Young, Stephan A. DeFonzo, Richard A. McGarry, Dominick L. Mastri
  • Publication number: 20090275980
    Abstract: A suture anchoring device includes a fastener body composed of a tube and a spool is mounted within the tube for rotation relative to the tube. Suture material is wrapped about the spool such that pulling of the suture material causes rotation of the spool within the tube. A one-way locking mechanism allows the spool to rotate freely in a first direction and prevents rotation in an opposite direction. A method for creating a tissue fold includes deploying a first suture anchoring device within the tissue with suture material extending proximally from the first suture anchoring device, deploying a second suture anchoring device within the tissue with a distal portion of the suture material extending between the first suture anchoring device and a proximal portion of the suture material extending proximally from the second suture anchoring device, and applying tension to the suture material to draw portions of the tissue together to form a tissue fold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Mark S. Zeiner, Michael J. Stokes, Jason L. Harris, Wayne Young, James T. Spivey
  • Publication number: 20090105535
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples adapted to attach surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a frame, and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple storage cartridge is removably supported on a pivotal support system at the distal end portion of the endoscopic section with each staple being configured and adapted to attach the mesh to the body tissue. An elongated pusher system formed of several assembled components and extending from the frame to the endoscopic section is provided for individually advancing at least one staple at a time distally for positioning adjacent the surgical mesh and the body tissue. The pusher system also includes a trigger system to actuate the pusher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: David T. Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne Young, Stephan A. DeFonzo, Richard A. McGarry, Dominick L. Mastri
  • Publication number: 20090070766
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for workload balancing. A message is received on a channel. A thread in a thread pool is selected to process the message. In response to determining that the message has been processed and a response has been sent on the channel by the thread, it is determined whether a total number of threads in the thread pool is greater than a low water mark plus one and whether the channel has more than a maximum number of threads blocked on a receive, wherein the low water mark represents a minimum number of threads in the thread pool. In response to determining that a number of threads in the thread pool is greater than the low water mark plus one and that the channel has more than the maximum number of threads blocked on a receive, the thread is terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven M. Berman, Thirumale Niranjan, Michael Wayne Young
  • Publication number: 20090063411
    Abstract: Local versions of attributes of a storage object are maintained at a plurality of nodes, wherein a first attribute designates a first node of the plurality of nodes as an owner node for the storage object, and wherein a second attribute includes information to resolve validity of ownership of the storage object among the plurality of nodes. The owner node communicates changes to be made to the local versions of the attributes at other nodes of the plurality of nodes. A second node of the plurality of nodes requests ownership of the storage object. The first attribute is updated to designate the second node of the plurality of nodes as the owner node, in response to determining from the second attribute that the validity of ownership of the storage object allows the second node to inherit ownership of the storage object once the first node surrenders ownership of the storage object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas William Bish, Mark Albert Reid, Joseph M. Swingler, Michael Wayne Young
  • Publication number: 20090063487
    Abstract: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture that maintain a plurality of nodes coupled over a network, wherein a first node of the plurality of nodes initially owns a plurality of storage objects accessible via the network. A serialization lock is maintained in association with the plurality of storage objects, wherein the first node becomes unavailable. A second node of the plurality of nodes determines that the second node is to preemptively assume ownership of a selected storage object of the plurality of storage objects initially owned by the first node that has become unavailable. The second node acquires the serialization lock. The second node secures ownership of the selected storage object, subsequent to acquiring the serialization lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas William Bish, Thirumale Niranjan, Mark Albert Reid, Joseph M. Swingler, Michael Wayne Young
  • Publication number: 20080150751
    Abstract: A utility meter reading device with a global positioning system (GPS) functionality has been developed. The device includes a utility meter reading unit that reads usage data from a utility meter and GPS unit. The GPS unit collects locating coordinates of the utility meter while the meter reading unit collects the usage data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: John Sala, Jonathan Greisz, Darren Sulfridge, Steven Feeney, Wayne Young, Eric Jason Nisewonder
  • Publication number: 20060025781
    Abstract: A surgical dilator extractor is introduced into the abdominal cavity through a trocar cannula and expanded, forming a tissue receiving space, at the distal end. The tissue that is to be extracted is then suctioned to the dilator. The tissue is then removed from the cavity by the surgeon applying a force onto the dilator extractor that insures the elongation of the tissue and temporarily dilates the entry wound to the extent necessary for the tissue to be removed. Alternative embodiments of the surgical dilator extractor and related instrument tool sets and methods for the use thereof also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Wayne Young, John Shipp, Keith Ratcliff
  • Publication number: 20050219415
    Abstract: An output pipeline for a video processing device provides supersampling of the output data the digital domain to eliminate or reduce unwanted frequency components in an analog output signal. An encoder converts a pixel stream to digital sample values for a target analog signal at a base sampling rate. The base data stream is supersampled, and the supersampled data is provided to a digital to analog converter The supersampling rate can be selected so as to provide substantial attenuation of a higher frequency echo in the analog output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Applicant: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wayne Young, Michael Ogrinc
  • Publication number: 20050210338
    Abstract: Error accumulation dithering is used to generate images of lower color resolution from input data of higher color resolution. A target color is received at high resolution for a current pixel of the image. The target color is intermediate between a first color and a second color at a low color resolution. One of the first color and the second color is selected as a final pixel color, based on whether an accumulated error determined from previous pixels is above or below a threshold amount. After selecting the final pixel color, an updated accumulated error is provided to the next pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne Young
  • Publication number: 20050149063
    Abstract: A surgical ligation instrument and method for ligating a fluid carrying structure are provided. In one aspect, there is provided a surgical ligation instrument and method for deploying a spring clip over the fluid carrying structure without pre-clamping the fluid carrying structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Wayne Young, Keith Ratcliff, George Trutza
  • Publication number: 20050096605
    Abstract: A valve assembly is provided for permitting the introduction of a surgical instrument into a patient's body while providing a substantial seal about the instrument. The valve assembly includes a sealing gasket assembly providing a fluid tight seal before instrument insertion, and is configured and dimensioned for accommodating an instrument and providing a substantial fluid tight seal after insertion of an instrument. The valve assembly may further include a deformable sealing member having a substantially central aperture for accommodating the instrument. The sealing member provides a substantial seal about the instrument when the instrument is passed therethrough impeding the egress of fluids and gasses through the valve assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventors: David Green, Henry Bolanos, Salvatore Castro, Henry Sienkiewicz, Stephan DeFonzo, Douglas Cuny, Wayne Young
  • Patent number: 6807438
    Abstract: An electric field sensor employs a capacitive pick-up electrode in a voltage divider network connected to a body emanating an electric field. The system is relatively insensitive to variations in the separation gap between electrode and body, reducing sensor motion artifacts in the output signal and stabilizing its low frequency response. The pick-up electrode may be positioned at a “stand off” location, spaced from intimate contact with the surface of the body. This is equivalent to providing low level capacitive values for the capacitive coupling between the pick-up electrode and the body whose electric field is to be monitored. Or a series limiting capacitor may be provided in the input stage. Human body-generated electrical signals may be acquired without use of conductive gels and suction-based electrodes, without direct electrical contact to the body, and even through thin layers of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventors: Riccardo Brun Del Re, Izmail Batkin, Wayne Young
  • Publication number: 20040173659
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples adapted to attach surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a frame, and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple storage cartridge is removably supported on a pivotal support system at the distal end portion of the endoscopic section with each staple being configured and adapted to attach the mesh to the body tissue. An elongated pusher system formed of several assembled components and extending from the frame to the endoscopic section is provided for individually advancing at least one staple at a time distally for positioning adjacent the surgical mesh and the body tissue. The pusher system also includes a trigger system to actuate the pusher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: David T. Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne Young, Stephan A. DeFonzo, Richard A. McGarry, Dominick L. Mastri
  • Patent number: 6704734
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a plurality of new tuple-space operators is provided for enhancing the capability of tuple spaces to provide fine-grained control of presence and location systems. New Deactivate/Activate and Mass Timer Extension operators may be applied simultaneously to large numbers of tuples and anti-tuples, thereby improving system responsiveness. A new Query operator greatly increases the ability of presence and location systems to guarantee that private information in the tuple space remains private.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Mitel Knowledge Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Gray, Daniel Amyot, Oriane Leger, Wendy Young, Wayne Young, Ian Lakins, John Day, Colin Banger, David Athersych
  • Publication number: 20030135515
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a plurality of new tuple-space operators is provided for enhancing the capability of tuple spaces to provide fine-grained control of presence and location systems. New Deactivate/Activate and Mass Timer Extension operators may be applied simultaneously to large numbers of tuples and anti-tuples, thereby improving system responsiveness. A new Query operator greatly increases the ability of presence and location systems to guarantee that private information in the tuple space remains private.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas Gray, Daniel Amyot, Oriane Leger, Wendy Young, Wayne Young, Ian Lakins, John Day, Colin Banger, David Athersych
  • Patent number: D480084
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Inventors: Antonious M. Borsboom, Edwin Lord Beck, Zheng Tang, Lawrence Kok Chian Leong, Daniel Tiong Hai Toh, Brian Liong Ein Ling, Kam Wayne Young, Kok Keong Goh, Yann Mabille, Shi-Kuan Chen, Markus Wierzoch, Jason Ching-Hsin Yang
  • Patent number: D481038
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventors: Antonious M. Borsboom, Edwin Lord Beck, Zheng Tang, Lawrence Kok Chian Leong, Daniel Tiong Hai Toh, Brian Liong Ein Ling, Kam Wayne Young, Kok Keong Goh, Yann Mabille, Shi-Kuan Chen, Markus Wierzoch, Jason Ching-Hsin Yang