Patents by Inventor William J. Park

William J. Park 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: 10717522
    Abstract: A flight control apparatus for fixed-wing aircraft includes a first port wing and first starboard wing, a first port swash plate coupled between a first port rotor and first port electric motor, the first port electric motor coupled to the first port wing, and a first starboard swash plate coupled between a first starboard rotor and first starboard electric motor, the first starboard electric motor coupled to the first starboard wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Dana J. Taylor, Phillip T. Tokumaru, Bart Dean Hibbs, William Martin Parks, David Wayne Ganzer, Joseph Frederick King
  • Publication number: 20200197156
    Abstract: A method of tissue repair using a surgical assembly that includes the steps of assembling an implant and a driver, capturing tissue with the implant, installing the implant with the captured tissue in a socket or tunnel, advancing a tapered section of a set screw in the implant, thereby expanding the implant and fixing the implant with the captured tissue in the socket or tunnel, and releasing the driver from engagement with the set screw as the distal end of the set screw reaches the implant's closed end. A surgical assembly that includes an expandable implant having a hole with an entrance at a rear end of the implant and a closed end; a set screw, an implant insertion section, a driver engagement section, and a tapered section, where the implant insertion section is received in the hole of the implant, and a driver that is engaged with the set screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: William C. Benavitz, Donald K. Shuler, Stephen S. Burkhart, Maxwell C. Park, Peter J. Millett, Tal S. David
  • Publication number: 20200179004
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the present invention, a door mechanism is provided. A door mechanism according to some embodiments of the present invention includes a door that includes a sealing part, an arm connected to the sealing part, and a pivot part connected to the arm, the door rotating around a pivot axis at the pivot part; and a lever, the lever engaging the door at the pivot part such that the lever opens the door when engaged but is not affected when the door is opened without the lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Bram Gilbert Antoon Lambrecht, William J. Park
  • Publication number: 20200121209
    Abstract: An electronic device for long-term adhesion to a mammal includes a housing with an electronic component. The electronic device may include a first wing and a second wing, each being integrally formed with the housing. An electrode is positioned on a bottom surface of each of the wings, the electrodes electrically connected to the electronic component. An adhesive layer is provided for adhesion to a surface of the mammal. The adhesive layer may cover a portion of the bottom surfaces of the wings but generally does not cover the electrode or a bottom surface of the housing. A method of applying an electronic device to a mammal includes removing first and second adhesive covers from first and second wings of the electronic device to expose an electrode and an adhesive coated on a bottom surface of each wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Uday N. Kumar, Peter H. Livingston, Mark J. Day, Shena Hae Park, William F. Willis, William H. Righter
  • Patent number: 10624734
    Abstract: A method of tissue repair using a surgical assembly that includes the steps of assembling an implant and a driver, capturing tissue with the implant, installing the implant with the captured tissue in a socket or tunnel, advancing a tapered section of a set screw in the implant, thereby expanding the implant and fixing the implant with the captured tissue in the socket or tunnel, and releasing the driver from engagement with the set screw as the distal end of the set screw reaches the implant's closed end. A surgical assembly that includes an expandable implant having a hole with an entrance at a rear end of the implant and a closed end; a set screw, an implant insertion section, a driver engagement section, and a tapered section, where the implant insertion section is received in the hole of the implant, and a driver that is engaged with the set screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Benavitz, Donald K. Shuler, Stephen S. Burkhart, Maxwell C. Park, Peter J. Millett, Tal S. David
  • Publication number: 20200078049
    Abstract: A cannula seal is presented. The cannula seal includes a cross-slit seal that can include a side wall that includes folded sidewalls; slits that are formed by the folded sidewalls when the cross-slit seal is in a closed position; and a concave end surface at the slits. The cross-slit seal can include energizing ribs formed to close the seal. The instrument guide includes a pyramidal shaped seal that seals against doors when no instrument is inserted and seals against an instrument when the instrument is inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Bram Gilbert Antoon Lambrecht, William J. Park
  • Patent number: 10543074
    Abstract: A passive artificial sphincter includes a tension member, an outer sleeve, and a connecter. The tension member has first and second ends. The outer sleeve contains the tension member and is formed of a biocompatible material. The connecter is configured to couple the first and second ends together to form an artificial sphincter ring. The artificial sphincter ring is configured for implantation around the lumen to provide passive constriction of the lumen. In a method, an artificial sphincter comprising a tension member contained within an outer sleeve is positioned around a lumen of a patient. The lumen is constricted responsive to the tension in the tension member. The passage of material through the lumen and past the artificial sphincter ring is resisted responsive to the constriction of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Frigstad, Amanda J. Heys, William A. Sturos, Daniel R. Parks
  • Publication number: 20200023960
    Abstract: A flight control apparatus for fixed-wing aircraft includes a first port wing and first starboard wing, a first port swash plate coupled between a first port rotor and first port electric motor, the first port electric motor coupled to the first port wing, and a first starboard swash plate coupled between a first starboard rotor and first starboard electric motor, the first starboard electric motor coupled to the first starboard wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Dana J. Taylor, Phillip T. Tokumaru, Bart Dean Hibbs, William Martin Parks, David Wayne Ganzer, Joseph Frederick King
  • Patent number: 10517639
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the present invention, a door mechanism is provided. A door mechanism according to some embodiments of the present invention includes a door that includes a sealing part, an arm connected to the sealing part, and a pivot part connected to the arm, the door rotating around a pivot axis at the pivot part; and a lever, the lever engaging the door at the pivot part such that the lever opens the door when engaged but is not affected when the door is opened without the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Bram Gilbert Antoon Lambrecht, William J Park
  • Patent number: 10517500
    Abstract: An electronic device for long-term adhesion to a mammal includes a housing with an electronic component. The electronic device may include a first wing and a second wing, each being integrally formed with the housing. An electrode is positioned on a bottom surface of each of the wings, the electrodes electrically connected to the electronic component. An adhesive layer is provided for adhesion to a surface of the mammal. The adhesive layer may cover a portion of the bottom surfaces of the wings but generally does not cover the electrode or a bottom surface of the housing. A method of applying an electronic device to a mammal includes removing first and second adhesive covers from first and second wings of the electronic device to expose an electrode and an adhesive coated on a bottom surface of each wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Uday N. Kumar, Peter H. Livingston, Mark J. Day, Shena Hae Park, William F. Willis, William H. Righter
  • Patent number: 10492825
    Abstract: A cannula seal is presented. The cannula seal includes a cross-slit seal that can include a side wall that includes folded sidewalls; slits that are formed by the folded sidewalls when the cross-slit seal is in a closed position; and a concave end surface at the slits. The cross-slit seal can include energizing ribs formed to close the seal. The instrument guide includes a pyramidal shaped seal that seals against doors when no instrument is inserted and seals against an instrument when the instrument is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Bram Gilbert Antoon Lambrecht, William J. Park
  • Patent number: 10450399
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an aerogel made from a polyhydroxy benzene compound crosslinked with formaldehyde. The aerogel is dry and has a first volume and wherein the aerogel can be exposed to a liquid and be re-dried in a gas while retaining at least 70% of the first volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Southern Research Institute
    Inventors: Andrew Wayne Cain, William Madison Parks, Rebecca J. Boohaker, Ashish Pathak, Saibal Chakraborty
  • Publication number: 20190314098
    Abstract: In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a surgical instrument comprises a shaft and an actuation member extending through a bore of the shaft and operably coupled to an end effector. A sleeve is disposed around the actuation member and within the bore of the shaft. A flux conduit configured to transmit a surgical flux to the end effector is at least partially received within a negative feature of the sleeve. In accordance with another exemplary embodiment, a surgical instrument comprises a shaft, a wrist mechanism coupling an end effector to the shaft, and an actuation member operably coupled to the end effector. A sleeve surrounds the actuation member and has a straight passage. A flux conduit operably coupled to the end effector is received within the straight passage. A portion of the flux conduit is slack in a region of the shaft through which the sleeve does not extend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. PARK, Thomas G. COOPER
  • Publication number: 20190298466
    Abstract: A surgical instrument component for coupling an end effector to a shaft of a surgical instrument may comprise a distal portion made of an electrically conductive first material, a proximal portion made of an electrically conductive second material, and an intermediate portion made of an electrically insulating third material. The intermediate portion is disposed between and integrally connected to the proximal portion and to the distal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jordan M. KLEIN, William J. PARK, Thomas G. COOPER, Thad LIEB
  • Publication number: 20190298462
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, an end effector coupled to the distal end of the shaft, and a sheath disposed on an external surface of the instrument shaft. The sheath has a first section made of ePTFE and a second section made of a second material, wherein the second section provides a friction seal with the shaft, and wherein the ePTFE is gas-permeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. PARK, S. Christopher ANDERSON, Thomas G. COOPER, Matthew R. WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 10426585
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an implant system for treating fecal incontinence are provided. The devices and systems can include a mesh or like device that can include a variable porosity to control the degree of expansion of the anal canal. The mesh can be constructed at least in part of patterned strut members allowing for various geometric configurations, with varying load and tension properties for the designated portions of the device according to the needs for a particular patient application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Frigstad, Amanda J. Heys, Benjamin Y. Arcand, Natalie Ann Borgos, William A. Sturos, Daniel R. Parks
  • Publication number: 20190282328
    Abstract: In accordance with at least one exemplary embodiment, a surgical instrument comprises a shaft comprising a distal end, a proximal end, and a wall extending from the distal end to the proximal end, the wall surrounding an interior of the shaft. A transmission housing is located at the proximal end of the shaft and the shaft is rotatably coupled to the transmission housing. An actuator in the transmission housing is operably coupled to actuate rotation of the shaft. A port in the transmission housing is configured to be fluidically coupled to a fluid supply. A manifold in the transmission housing comprises an inlet and an outlet, the inlet being in fluid communication with the port, the outlet being in fluid communication with the interior of the shaft at the proximal end of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: S. Christopher ANDERSON, Jordan M. KLEIN, William J. PARK, Denise PONGANIS, Daniel P. SARALIEV, Philip TRENHOLME
  • Publication number: 20190282264
    Abstract: A cannula cap is disclosed. A cannula cap according to some embodiments of the invention includes an instrument guide attachment; a cannula attachment; and a seal captured between the instrument guide attachment and the cannula attachment. In some embodiments, a cannula cap can include a lid; a locking ring; a base; and a cannula seal captured between the lid and the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Bram Gilbert Antoon Lambrecht, William J. Park, Jeffrey D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20190276580
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an aerogel made from a polyhydroxy benzene compound crosslinked with formaldehyde. The aerogel is dry and has a first volume and wherein the aerogel can be exposed to a liquid and be re-dried in a gas while retaining at least 70% of the first volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: William Madison Parks, Rebecca J. Boohaker, Ashish Pathak, Saibal Chakraborty
  • Patent number: 10405799
    Abstract: An electronic device for long-term adhesion to a mammal includes a housing with an electronic component. The electronic device may include a first wing and a second wing, each being integrally formed with the housing. An electrode is positioned on a bottom surface of each of the wings, the electrodes electrically connected to the electronic component. An adhesive layer is provided for adhesion to a surface of the mammal. The adhesive layer may cover a portion of the bottom surfaces of the wings but generally does not cover the electrode or a bottom surface of the housing. A method of applying an electronic device to a mammal includes removing first and second adhesive covers from first and second wings of the electronic device to expose an electrode and an adhesive coated on a bottom surface of each wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Uday N. Kumar, Peter H. Livingston, Mark J. Day, Shena Hae Park, William F. Willis, William H. Righter