Patents by Inventor William A. Cole

William A. Cole 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: 10953212
    Abstract: A medical device that may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen disposed through the elongate member is disclosed. The medical device may also include an opening disposed at the distal end of the elongate member in communication with the lumen, and a pushing element disposed with the lumen. The medical device may also include at least one fiducial disposed within the lumen and distal to the pushing element, and a separating mechanism disposed at the distal end of the elongate member. The separating mechanism may be configured to apply a separating force to deploy the at least one fiducial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan, Joseph A. Levendusky, Robert B. DeVries, William Cole Lafferty, Andrew Kendall Hollett, Brian Intoccia
  • Patent number: 10507263
    Abstract: Borate-glass biomaterials comprising: aNa2O. bCaO. cP2O5. dB2O3 wherein a is from about 1-40 wt %, b is from about 10-40 wt %, c is from about 1-40 wt %, and d is from about 35-80 wt %; and wherein the biomaterial has a surface area per mass of more than about 5 m2/g. Methods of making and uses of these biomaterials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING/MCGILL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Showan Nazhat, William Cole Lepry
  • Patent number: 10477324
    Abstract: A test apparatus for binaurally-coupled acoustic devices is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base, a lid, a primary speaker, and a binaural test fixture. The lid is coupled to the base and movable between a closed position in which the lid and base cooperate to form a closed sound chamber that is symmetric about a vertical mirror plane, and an open position. The primary speaker is coupled to one of the base and the lid, and faces a direction that lies on the mirror plane. The binaural test fixture is positioned inside the sound chamber, and includes first and second acoustic coupler mounts. The vertical mirror plane extends symmetrically between the first and second acoustic coupler mounts. A binaural test fixture, an acoustic coupler assembly, and a method of testing binaurally-coupled acoustic devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ETYMONIC DESIGN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John W. Cole, William A. Cole, Jacobus A. Jonkman, Jonathan M. Pietrobon
  • Publication number: 20190132684
    Abstract: A test apparatus for binaurally-coupled acoustic devices is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base, a lid, a primary speaker, and a binaural test fixture. The lid is coupled to the base and movable between a closed position in which the lid and base cooperate to form a closed sound chamber that is symmetric about a vertical mirror plane, and an open position. The primary speaker is coupled to one of the base and the lid, and faces a direction that lies on the mirror plane. The binaural test fixture is positioned inside the sound chamber, and includes first and second acoustic coupler mounts. The vertical mirror plane extends symmetrically between the first and second acoustic coupler mounts. A binaural test fixture, an acoustic coupler assembly, and a method of testing binaurally-coupled acoustic devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: John W. Cole, William A. Cole, Jacobus A. Jonkman, Jonathan M. Pietrobon
  • Patent number: 10171920
    Abstract: A test apparatus for binaurally-coupled acoustic devices is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base, a lid, a primary speaker, and a binaural test fixture. The lid is coupled to the base and movable between a closed position in which the lid and base cooperate to form a closed sound chamber that is symmetric about a vertical mirror plane, and an open position. The primary speaker is coupled to one of the base and the lid, and faces a direction that lies on the mirror plane. The binaural test fixture is positioned inside the sound chamber, and includes first and second acoustic coupler mounts. The vertical mirror plane extends symmetrically between the first and second acoustic coupler mounts. A binaural test fixture, an acoustic coupler assembly, and a method of testing binaurally-coupled acoustic devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ETYMONIC DESIGN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John W. Cole, William A. Cole, Jacobus A. Jonkman, Jonathan M. Pietrobon
  • Publication number: 20180270589
    Abstract: A test apparatus for binaurally-coupled acoustic devices is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base, a lid, a primary speaker, and a binaural test fixture. The lid is coupled to the base and movable between a closed position in which the lid and base cooperate to form a closed sound chamber that is symmetric about a vertical mirror plane, and an open position. The primary speaker is coupled to one of the base and the lid, and faces a direction that lies on the mirror plane. The binaural test fixture is positioned inside the sound chamber, and includes first and second acoustic coupler mounts. The vertical mirror plane extends symmetrically between the first and second acoustic coupler mounts. A binaural test fixture, an acoustic coupler assembly, and a method of testing binaurally-coupled acoustic devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: John W. Cole, William A. Cole, Jacobus A. Jonkman, Jonathan M. Pietrobon
  • Publication number: 20180117294
    Abstract: A medical device that may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen disposed through the elongate member is disclosed. The medical device may also include an opening disposed at the distal end of the elongate member in communication with the lumen, and a pushing element disposed with the lumen. The medical device may also include at least one fiducial disposed within the lumen and distal to the pushing element, and a separating mechanism disposed at the distal end of the elongate member. The separating mechanism may be configured to apply a separating force to deploy the at least one fiducial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Shawn RYAN, Joseph A. LEVENDUSKY, Robert B. DeVRIES, William Cole LAFFERTY, Andrew Kendall HOLLETT, Brian INTOCCIA
  • Patent number: 9961455
    Abstract: A test apparatus for binaurally-coupled acoustic devices is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base, a lid, a primary speaker, and a binaural test fixture. The lid is coupled to the base and movable between a closed position in which the lid and base cooperate to form a closed sound chamber that is symmetric about a vertical mirror plane, and an open position. The primary speaker is coupled to one of the base and the lid, and faces a direction that lies on the mirror plane. The binaural test fixture is positioned inside the sound chamber, and includes first and second acoustic coupler mounts. The vertical mirror plane extends symmetrically between the first and second acoustic coupler mounts. A binaural test fixture, an acoustic coupler assembly, and a method of testing binaurally-coupled acoustic devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ETYMONIC DESIGN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John W. Cole, William A. Cole, Jacobus A. Jonkman, Jonathan M. Pietrobon
  • Publication number: 20180063649
    Abstract: A test apparatus for binaurally-coupled acoustic devices is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base, a lid, a primary speaker, and a binaural test fixture. The lid is coupled to the base and movable between a closed position in which the lid and base cooperate to form a closed sound chamber that is symmetric about a vertical mirror plane, and an open position. The primary speaker is coupled to one of the base and the lid, and faces a direction that lies on the mirror plane. The binaural test fixture is positioned inside the sound chamber, and includes first and second acoustic coupler mounts. The vertical mirror plane extends symmetrically between the first and second acoustic coupler mounts. A binaural test fixture, an acoustic coupler assembly, and a method of testing binaurally-coupled acoustic devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: John W. Cole, William A. Cole, Jacobus A. Jonkman, Jonathan M. Pietrobon
  • Patent number: 9889286
    Abstract: A medical device that may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen disposed through the elongate member is disclosed. The medical device may also include an opening disposed at the distal end of the elongate member in communication with the lumen, and a pushing element disposed with the lumen. The medical device may also include at least one fiducial disposed within the lumen and distal to the pushing element, and a separating mechanism disposed at the distal end of the elongate member. The separating mechanism may be configured to apply a separating force to deploy the at least one fiducial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Ryan, Joseph A. Levendusky, Robert B. DeVries, William Cole Lafferty, Andrew Kendall Hollett, Brian Intoccia
  • Patent number: 9860652
    Abstract: A test apparatus for binaurally-coupled acoustic devices is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base, a lid, a primary speaker, and a binaural test fixture. The lid is coupled to the base and movable between a closed position in which the lid and base cooperate to form a closed sound chamber that is symmetric about a vertical mirror plane, and an open position. The primary speaker is coupled to one of the base and the lid, and faces a direction that lies on the mirror plane. The binaural test fixture is positioned inside the sound chamber, and includes first and second acoustic coupler mounts. The vertical mirror plane extends symmetrically between the first and second acoustic coupler mounts. A binaural test fixture, an acoustic coupler assembly, and a method of testing binaurally-coupled acoustic devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ETYMONIC DESIGN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John W. Cole, William A. Cole, Jacobus A. Jonkman, Jonathan M. Pietrobon
  • Publication number: 20170274118
    Abstract: Borate-glass biomaterials comprising: aNa2O. bCaO. cP2O5. dB2O3 wherein a is from about 1-40 wt %, b is from about 10-40 wt %, c is from about 1-40 wt %, and d is from about 35-80 wt %; and wherein the biomaterial has a surface area per mass of more than about 5 m2/g. Methods of making and uses of these biomaterials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Showan NAZHAT, William Cole LEPRY
  • Patent number: 9687946
    Abstract: An automated apparatus for use in selectively installing temporary fasteners in an assembly is provided. The apparatus includes an end effector, a cutting mechanism coupled to the end effector and that forms an opening in the assembly when a potential opening location is substantially aligned with a cutting mechanism center point. The apparatus also includes at least one of a first sub-assembly and a second sub-assembly coupled to the end effector. The first sub-assembly includes a temporary fastener insertion mechanism that inserts a temporary fastener through the opening in the assembly when the opening is substantially aligned with an insertion mechanism center point different from the cutting mechanism center point. The second sub-assembly includes a temporary fastener removal mechanism that removes installed temporary fasteners from the assembly when the installed temporary fastener is substantially aligned with a removal mechanism center point different from the cutting mechanism center point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: David William Cole, Franklin Bernard French, Daniel Thomas Long
  • Patent number: 9637562
    Abstract: Provided herein are organic solvent-based processes for the removal of rubber from aged briquettes made from compressed plant matter (briquettes) of non-Hevea plants. Also provided are aged briquettes made from the compressed plant matter of non-Hevea plants where the briquettes have been aged for either various time period after formation and the rubber within the briquette has retained its a molecular weight to within a specified range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yingyi Huang, Mark Smale, Robert White, Hiroshi Mouri, William Cole
  • Publication number: 20160286321
    Abstract: A test apparatus for binaurally-coupled acoustic devices is disclosed. The apparatus includes a base, a lid, a primary speaker, and a binaural test fixture. The lid is coupled to the base and movable between a closed position in which the lid and base cooperate to form a closed sound chamber that is symmetric about a vertical mirror plane, and an open position. The primary speaker is coupled to one of the base and the lid, and faces a direction that lies on the mirror plane. The binaural test fixture is positioned inside the sound chamber, and includes first and second acoustic coupler mounts. The vertical mirror plane extends symmetrically between the first and second acoustic coupler mounts. A binaural test fixture, an acoustic coupler assembly, and a method of testing binaurally-coupled acoustic devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: John W. Cole, William A. Cole, Jacobus A. Jonkman, Jonathan M. Pietrobon
  • Patent number: 9315589
    Abstract: Provided herein are organic solvent-based processes for the removal of rubber from non-Hevea plants such as guayule shrubs. By the use of the processes, solid purified rubber can be obtained that contains 0.05-0.5 weight % dirt, 0.2-1.5 weight % ash, and 0.1-4 weight % resin (when it has been dried so as to contain 0.8 weight % volatile matter).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yingyi Huang, Mark Smale, Robert White, Hiroshi Mouri, William Cole
  • Publication number: 20150298825
    Abstract: An automated apparatus for use in selectively installing temporary fasteners in an assembly is provided. The apparatus includes an end effector, a cutting mechanism coupled to the end effector and that forms an opening in the assembly when a potential opening location is substantially aligned with a cutting mechanism center point. The apparatus also includes at least one of a first sub-assembly and a second sub-assembly coupled to the end effector. The first sub-assembly includes a temporary fastener insertion mechanism that inserts a temporary fastener through the opening in the assembly when the opening is substantially aligned with an insertion mechanism center point different from the cutting mechanism center point. The second sub-assembly includes a temporary fastener removal mechanism that removes installed temporary fasteners from the assembly when the installed temporary fastener is substantially aligned with a removal mechanism center point different from the cutting mechanism center point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: David William Cole, Franklin Bernard French, Daniel Thomas Long
  • Publication number: 20150025214
    Abstract: Provided herein are organic solvent-based processes for the removal of rubber from non-Hevea plants such as guayule shrubs. By the use of the processes, solid purified rubber can be obtained that contains 0.05-0.5 weight % dirt, 0.2-1.5 weight % ash, and 0.1-4 weight % resin (when it has been dried so as to contain 0.8 weight % volatile matter).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yingyi Huang, Mark Smale, Robert White, Hiroshi Mouri, William Cole
  • Publication number: 20150018459
    Abstract: Provided herein are organic solvent-based processes for the removal of rubber from aged briquettes made from compressed plant matter (briquettes) of non-Hevea plants. Also provided are aged briquettes made from the compressed plant matter of non-Hevea plants where the briquettes have been aged for either various time period after formation and the rubber within the briquette has retained its a molecular weight to within a specified range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yingyi Huang, Mark Smale, Robert White, Hiroshi Mouri, William Cole
  • Publication number: 20140371586
    Abstract: A medical device that may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen disposed through the elongate member is disclosed. The medical device may also include an opening disposed at the distal end of the elongate member in communication with the lumen, and a pushing element disposed with the lumen. The medical device may also include at least one fiducial disposed within the lumen and distal to the pushing element, and a separating mechanism disposed at the distal end of the elongate member. The separating mechanism may be configured to apply a separating force to deploy the at least one fiducial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Shawn RYAN, Joseph A. LEVENDUSKY, Robert B. DeVRIES, William Cole LAFFERTY, Andrew Kendall HOLLETT, Brian INTOCCIA