Patents by Inventor William Aldrich

William Aldrich 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: 10603043
    Abstract: An occlusion device for a vascular or biological lumen includes a plurality of coiling members held together at both the proximal and distal ends by retaining features. A restraining loop can hold coiling members together at a point along a length of the coiling members. The coiling members are delivered simultaneously to form a coil pack to occlude a target location in the lumen. One or more of the coiling members has at least a portion with a larger curl diameter than other coiling members to secure the occlusion device against lumen walls at the target location. The coil members may have different or varying material moduli. The device may be used, for example, for occluding a vessel to block blood flow to an artery supplying blood liver (hepatic artery), kidney (renal artery), spleen (splenic artery) or intestines (mesenteric artery).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Endoshape, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Barkenbus, Jeffrey Castleberry, Julie Trommeter, William Aldrich
  • Patent number: 10371100
    Abstract: A carburetor having an inlet opening that includes a pair of concavities operative to direct air toward the metering rod of the carburetor. A carburetor having an inlet opening that includes an arcuate manifold adjacent to the inlet opening and in fluid communication with a fuel reservoir. A carburetor having a slide assembly that includes a positioning mechanism operative to adjust the position of the metering rod relative to the throttle slide. A throttle slide that includes a flow guide that bisects an arcuate relief on an underside thereof. A method for configuring the throat of a carburetor that includes an upper portion of a first diameter and a lower portion of a second diameter that is offset from the first diameter. The method comprises deriving an optimum size for the first and second diameters and the offset based on the pumping efficiency and operating parameters of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Technology Elevated Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Dyess, Aaron Aldrich Hudlemeyer
  • Patent number: 10206685
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus for a lumen occlusion device includes a pusher configured for releasably coupling with and pushing and pulling a proximal end of the occlusion device in a distal or proximal direction and a distal control wire capable of releasably coupling with the distal end and the proximal end of the occlusion device. The control wire may be configured for moving the distal end of the occlusion device in both proximal and distal directions allowing precise simultaneous control of both proximal and distal ends of the occlusion device. Control of both ends provides for placing the occlusion device in tension during delivery through a delivery catheter, thereby reducing delivery forces, achieving greater compaction of the occlusion device in the lumen, and precisely locating both distal and proximal ends of the occlusion device within the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ENDOSHAPE, INC.
    Inventors: Julie Trommeter, Charles Barkenbus, Jeffrey Castleberry, William Aldrich, Jon Page, Paul Burek, Stan Needle, Frank Becking, Dean Carson, Jessi Watson
  • Patent number: 10201351
    Abstract: An occlusion system (5) provides a trimmable continuous embolic coil (10) that is “cut to length” at the end of its deployment into the target occlusion site. A delivery device (15) provides the “cut to length” feature for the continuous embolic coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Endoshape, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Castleberry, William Aldrich, Charles Barkenbus, Stan Needle
  • Patent number: 9575939
    Abstract: A method includes generating source code corresponding to a block diagram model and generating hypertext links associating elements of the generated source code with elements of the block diagram model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Tuschner, William Aldrich
  • Publication number: 20160228124
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus for a lumen occlusion device includes a pusher configured for releasably coupling with and pushing and pulling a proximal end of the occlusion device in a distal or proximal direction and a distal control wire capable of releasably coupling with the distal end and the proximal end of the occlusion device. The control wire may be configured for moving the distal end of the occlusion device in both proximal and distal directions allowing precise simultaneous control of both proximal and distal ends of the occlusion device. Control of both ends provides for placing the occlusion device in tension during delivery through a delivery catheter, thereby reducing delivery forces, achieving greater compaction of the occlusion device in the lumen, and precisely locating both distal and proximal ends of the occlusion device within the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Julie Trommeter, Charles Barkenbus, Jeffrey Castleberry, William Aldrich, Jon Page, Paul Burek, Stan Needle, Frank Becking, Dean Carson, Jessi Watson
  • Patent number: 9339275
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus for a lumen occlusion device includes a pusher configured for releasably coupling with and pushing and pulling a proximal end of the occlusion device in a distal or proximal direction and a distal control wire capable of releasably coupling with the distal end and the proximal end of the occlusion device. The control wire may be configured for moving the distal end of the occlusion device in both proximal and distal directions allowing precise simultaneous control of both proximal and distal ends of the occlusion device. Control of both ends provides for placing the occlusion device in tension during delivery through a delivery catheter, thereby reducing delivery forces, achieving greater compaction of the occlusion device in the lumen, and precisely locating both distal and proximal ends of the occlusion device within the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: ENDOSHAPE, INC.
    Inventors: Julie Trommeter, Charles Barkenbus, Jeffrey Castleberry, William Aldrich, Jon Page, Paul Burek, Stan Needle, Frank Becking, Dean Carson, Jessi Watson
  • Publication number: 20160022274
    Abstract: An occlusion system (5) provides a trimmable continuous embolic coil (10) that is “cut to length” at the end of its deployment into the target occlusion site. A delivery device (15) provides the “cut to length” feature for the continuous embolic coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey Castleberry, William Aldrich, Charles Barkenbus, Stan Needle
  • Publication number: 20150312602
    Abstract: Software capabilities of a video analytics device are obtained. The software of the video analytics device is configured. An output from the video analytics device is received. The output is sent to a user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Gary W. Myers, Robert A. Cutting, Ethan Shayne, Andrew Martone, David V. Conger, James Morris, William Aldrich, Michael C. Mannebach, Chung-Cheng Yen, Nathan D. Borrebach, Satyajeet S. Hoskote, Alan J. Lipton
  • Publication number: 20150257765
    Abstract: An occlusion device for a vascular or biological lumen includes a plurality of coiling members held together at both the proximal and distal ends by retaining features. A restraining loop can hold coiling members together at a point along a length of the coiling members. The coiling members are delivered simultaneously to form a coil pack to occlude a target location in the lumen. One or more of the coiling members has at least a portion with a larger curl diameter than other coiling members to secure the occlusion device against lumen walls at the target location. The coil members may have different or varying material moduli. The device may be used, for example, for occluding a vessel to block blood flow to an artery supplying blood liver (hepatic artery), kidney (renal artery), spleen (splenic artery) or intestines (mesenteric artery).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: ENDOSHAPE, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Barkenbus, Jeffrey Castleberry, Julie Trommeter, William Aldrich
  • Patent number: 9021006
    Abstract: Software capabilities of a video analytics device are obtained. The software of the video analytics device is configured. An output from the video analytics device is received. The output is sent to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Avigilon Fortress Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Myers, Robert A. Cutting, Ethan Shayne, Andrew Martone, David V. Conger, James Morris, William Aldrich, Michael C. Mannebach, Chung-Cheng Yen, Nathan D. Borrebach, Satyajeet S. Hoskote, Alan J. Lipton
  • Publication number: 20140277097
    Abstract: An occlusion system provides a trimmable continuous embolic coil that is “cut to length” at the end of its deployment into the aneurysmal space. A delivery device provides the “cut to length” feature for the continuous embolic coil. A method of filling an aneurysmal space with a continuous embolic coil is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Castleberry, William Aldrich, Charles Barkenbus
  • Publication number: 20140039542
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus for a lumen occlusion device includes a pusher configured for releasably coupling with and pushing and pulling a proximal end of the occlusion device in a distal or proximal direction and a distal control wire capable of releasably coupling with the distal end and the proximal end of the occlusion device. The control wire may be configured for moving the distal end of the occlusion device in both proximal and distal directions allowing precise simultaneous control of both proximal and distal ends of the occlusion device. Control of both ends provides for placing the occlusion device in tension during delivery through a delivery catheter, thereby reducing delivery forces, achieving greater compaction of the occlusion device in the lumen, and precisely locating both distal and proximal ends of the occlusion device within the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: EndoShape, Inc.
    Inventors: Julie Trommeter, Charles Barkenbus, Jeffrey Castleberry, William Aldrich, Jon Page, Paul Burek, Stan Needle, Frank Becking, Dean Carson, Jessi Watson
  • Publication number: 20130085518
    Abstract: A shape memory coiling device (5) for occluding a vessel or other vascular target includes a shape memory polymer material. The shape memory material is formed in a formation state as a plurality of coiled members (10) and then constrained in a pre-deployed state as a plurality of elongate members (10) configured for delivery through a delivery device wherein the plurality of elongate members (10) are aligned axially with respect to each other and the delivery device (20). The shape memory material may be formed in an intra-deployed state such that at least one of the plurality of elongate members (10) will anchor the device (5) before filling the vascular target and becoming a coiled member. The shape memory material is formed in a deployed state as a plurality of coiled members (10). In some embodiments, the vascular target is an aneurysm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: ENDOSHAPE, INC.
    Inventors: Julie Trommeter, Jeffrey P. Castleberry, William Aldrich, Robin Shandas, Jim Fogelberg, Mike Lyons
  • Publication number: 20110060980
    Abstract: A method includes generating source code corresponding to a block diagram model and generating hypertext links associating elements of the generated source code with elements of the block diagram model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: THE MATHWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Kai TUSCHNER, William ALDRICH
  • Publication number: 20110015548
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for treating obesity by use of transesophageal delivery of energy to interrupt the function of vagal nerves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: William Aldrich, David Miller
  • Patent number: 7849394
    Abstract: A method includes generating source code corresponding to a block diagram model and generating hypertext links associating elements of the generated source code with elements of the block diagram model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: The Math Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Tuschner, William Aldrich
  • Patent number: 7684865
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for treating obesity by use of transesophageal delivery of energy to interrupt the function of vagal nerves. The energy, which may be highly focused ultrasound energy or other types of energy is delivered through the wall of the esophagus by a device placed in the esophagus. The energy delivered is sufficient to ablate a vagal nerve on the outer wall of the esophagus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Endovx, Inc.
    Inventors: William Aldrich, David Miller
  • Publication number: 20090158367
    Abstract: Software capabilities of a video analytics device are obtained. The software of the video analytics device is configured. An output from the video analytics device is received. The output is sent to a user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: ObjectVideo, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Myers, Robert A. Cutting, Ethan Shayne, Andrew Martone, David V. Conger, James Morris, William Aldrich, Michael C. Mannebach, Chung-Cheng Yen, Nathan D. Borrebach, Satyajeet S. Hoskote, Alan J. Lipton
  • Publication number: 20080098349
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments employ a mapping among entities that are related to each other. The entities may include a graphical model, generated code, a generated report, a requirements document and/or an intermediate representation. The mapping may facilitate graphical identifications between parts of one entity that maps to part of another entity. The graphical identification may occur based on a selection of a part in one of the entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaocang Lin, Aravind Pillarisetti, William Aldrich, Kai Tuschner