Patents by Inventor William R. George

William R. George 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: 10306847
    Abstract: A plant growing system configured for high density crop growth and yield, including an environmentally-controlled growing chamber and a vertical growth column within, the column configured to support a hydroponic plant growth module which is configured for containing and supporting plant growth media for containing and supporting a root structure of at least one gravitropic crop plant growing therein and for detachably mounting to the vertical growth column, the hydroponic plant growth module including a lateral growth opening to allow the plant to grow laterally through toward a light emitting source, a nutrient supply system to direct aqueous crop nutrient solution through an upper opening of the hydroponic plant growth module, an airflow source to direct airflow away from the growth opening and through an under-canopy of the plant, so as to disturb the boundary layer, and a control system for regulating, at least one growing condition in an area in or adjacent to the under-canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MJNN, LLC
    Inventors: John L. Whitcher, Jack Oslan, Nate Mazonson, Nathaniel R. Storey, Daniel Cook, Philip E. Beatty, Matthew Barnard, Christopher K. Conway, Ernest Learn, Michael Duffy, Russell Varone, Russell Field, William R. George, Rob Jensen, Benjamin J. Clark, Jaremy Creechley, Matteo Melani
  • Publication number: 20190099176
    Abstract: Knot pushers and suture cutter apparatuses to be used arthroscopically, for example, in an arthroscopic knee surgery may be operated with a single control to both lock the suture within the distal end of the apparatus and cut the suture once the knot has been pushed to the appropriate location. The apparatus may include a safety lock preventing deployment of the cutter until the safety lock (e.g., cutter release) has been released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: William R. GEORGE, Michael J. HENDRICKSEN, Chad R. YOLLAND, Michael MURILLO
  • Patent number: 10143464
    Abstract: Knot pushers and suture cutter apparatuses to be used arthroscopically, for example, in an arthroscopic knee surgery may be operated with a single control to both lock the suture within the distal end of the apparatus and cut the suture once the knot has been pushed to the appropriate location. The apparatus may include a safety lock preventing deployment of the cutter until the safety lock (e.g., cutter release) has been released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. George, Michael J. Hendricksen, Chad R. Yolland, Michael Murillo
  • Publication number: 20180014485
    Abstract: A plant growing system configured for high density crop growth and yield, including an environmentally-controlled growing chamber and a vertical growth column within, the column configured to support a hydroponic plant growth module which is configured for containing and supporting plant growth media for containing and supporting a root structure of at least one gravitropic crop plant growing therein and for detachably mounting to the vertical growth column, the hydroponic plant growth module including a lateral growth opening to allow the plant to grow laterally through toward a light emitting source, a nutrient supply system to direct aqueous crop nutrient solution through an upper opening of the hydroponic plant growth module, an airflow source to direct airflow away from the growth opening and through an under-canopy of the plant, so as to disturb the boundary layer, and a control system for regulating, at least one growing condition in an area in or adjacent to the under-canopy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: John L. WHITCHER, Jack OSLAN, Nate MAZONSON, Nathaniel R. STOREY, Daniel COOK, Philip E. BEATTY, Matthew BARNARD, Christopher K. CONWAY, Ernest LEARN, Michael DUFFY, Russell VARONE, Russell FIELD, William R. GEORGE, Rob JENSEN, Benjamin J. CLARK, Jaremy CREECHLEY, Matteo MELANI
  • Publication number: 20180014471
    Abstract: A multi-stage, plant growing system is configured for high density growth and crop yields and includes among other things, towers or vertical growth columns, an enclosed controlled environmental growth chamber, interchangeable growth modules, and control systems capable of machine learning wherein the crops are optimally spaced and continually staged in their planting cycles utilizing special growth modules to provide an accelerated and continuous annual production yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Rob JENSEN, Jack OSLAN, Nate MAZONSON, Nathaniel R. STOREY, Daniel COOK, Philip E. BEATTY, John L. WHITCHER, Christopher K. CONWAY, Ernest LEARN, Michael DUFFY, Russell VARONE, Russell FIELD, William R. GEORGE, Matthew BARNARD, Benjamin J. CLARK, Jaremy CREECHLEY
  • Publication number: 20180014486
    Abstract: A computer implemented system for a vertical farming system comprising at least a first crop growth module and operating in an environmentally-controlled growing chamber, the control system comprising sensors for measuring environmental growing conditions in the environmentally-controlled growing chamber over time to generate environmental condition data, a device configured for measuring a crop characteristic of a crop grown in the crop growth module of the environmentally-controlled growing chamber to generate crop growth data and a processing device comprising software modules for receiving the environmental condition data and the crop growth data; applying an algorithm to the environmental condition data and the crop growth data to generate an improved environmental growing condition and generating instructions for adjustment of the environmental growing conditions in or around the growth module in the environmentally-controlled growing chamber to the improved environmental growing condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jaremy CREECHLEY, Jack OSLAN, Nate MAZONSON, Nathaniel R. STOREY, Daniel COOK, Philip E. BEATTY, John L. WHITCHER, Christopher K. CONWAY, Ernest LEARN, Michael DUFFY, Russell VARONE, Russell FIELD, William R. GEORGE, Rob JENSEN, Benjamin J. CLARK, Matthew BARNARD, Matteo MELANI
  • Publication number: 20160242765
    Abstract: Knot pushers and suture cutter apparatuses to be used arthroscopically, for example, in an arthroscopic knee surgery may be operated with a single control to both lock the suture within the distal end of the apparatus and cut the suture once the knot has been pushed to the appropriate location. The apparatus may include a safety lock preventing deployment of the cutter until the safety lock (e.g., cutter release) has been released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: William R. GEORGE, Michael J. HENDRICKSEN, Chad R. YOLLAND, Michael MURILLO
  • Patent number: 9332980
    Abstract: Knot pushers and suture cutter apparatuses to be used arthroscopically, for example, in an arthroscopic knee surgery may be operated with a single control to both lock the suture within the distal end of the apparatus and cut the suture once the knot has been pushed to the appropriate location. The apparatus may include a safety lock preventing deployment of the cutter until the safety lock (e.g., cutter release) has been released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. George, Michael J. Hendricksen, Chad R. Yolland, Michael Murillo
  • Patent number: 9247935
    Abstract: Knot pushers and suture cutter apparatuses to be used arthroscopically, for example, in an arthroscopic knee surgery may be operated with a single control to both lock the suture within the distal end of the apparatus and cut the suture once the knot has been pushed to the appropriate location. The apparatus may include a safety lock preventing deployment of the cutter until the safety lock (e.g., cutter release) has been released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. George, Michael J. Hendricksen, Chad R. Yolland, Michael Murillo
  • Publication number: 20150142022
    Abstract: Knot pushers and suture cutter apparatuses to be used arthroscopically, for example, in an arthroscopic knee surgery may be operated with a single control to both lock the suture within the distal end of the apparatus and cut the suture once the knot has been pushed to the appropriate location. The apparatus may include a safety lock preventing deployment of the cutter until the safety lock (e.g., cutter release) has been released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: William R. GEORGE, Michael J. HENDRICKSEN, Chad R. YOLLAND, Michael MURILLO
  • Publication number: 20150088163
    Abstract: Knot pushers and suture cutter apparatuses to be used arthroscopically, for example, in an arthroscopic knee surgery may be operated with a single control to both lock the suture within the distal end of the apparatus and cut the suture once the knot has been pushed to the appropriate location. The apparatus may include a safety lock preventing deployment of the cutter until the safety lock (e.g., cutter release) has been released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: William R. George, Michael J. Hendricksen, Chad R. Yolland, Michael Murillo
  • Patent number: 8808345
    Abstract: The present disclosure comprises handle assemblies for intravascular treatment devices. In one embodiment, a handle assembly comprises an actuator for deflecting a distal region of an intravascular treatment device. In one embodiment, a handle assembly comprises a rotator for rotating an intravascular treatment device independently of the handle assembly. In one embodiment, a handle assembly comprises a rotation limiting element for limiting independent rotation of an intravascular treatment device relative to the handle assembly. Methods and systems for intravascular delivery, deflection and placement of an intravascular treatment device via a handle assembly of the present invention are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Clark, William R. George, Kenneth J. Michlitsch, John Paul Sam, Erik Thai, Andrew Wu
  • Patent number: 7978695
    Abstract: Hardware-enforced zoning is provided in Fiber Channel switches to protect against breaching of assigned zones in a switch network which can occur with software-based zoning techniques. The invention provides logic for performing a hardware-based validation of the Source ID S_ID of frames both at the point where the frame enters the Fiber Channel fabric, and at the point where the frame leaves the fabric. The S_ID is verified against an inclusion list or table of allowable S_IDs, which can be unique for each fabric port. The invention provides a way to increase the range of sources an inclusion table can express, by implementing wild cards, on an entry-by entry basis. If the S_ID is valid, it will enter the fabric and route normally. If invalid, the frame will not be routed but will be disposed of by the fabric according to FC rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: QLogic Switch Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. George, Frank R. Dropps
  • Patent number: 7822055
    Abstract: The Fibre Channel Credit Extender (FCCE) (600) is a network device that is disposed between and connected to an end node (210) and an optical repeater (220). The FCCE (600) contains as many buffer credits as necessary, to solve bandwidth problems in a network. In a situation where maximum bandwidth is required in both directions of a link, the FCCE (600) breaks a single logical link into three physically separated “linklets.” The short-distance linklets attain maximum bandwidth by use of the existing buffer credits of the end nodes. The long-distance linklet attains maximum bandwidth by use of very high receive buffer credits in the FCCEs (600). In this way, only those links that need maximum bandwidth over distances not covered by end-node credit counts need be attached to an FCCE (600). The FCCE (600) contains the optical repeater to gain distance on that link, and contains high credit count receive buffers to gain bandwidth on the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: QLogic Switch Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. George, Steven M. Betker
  • Publication number: 20100249773
    Abstract: The present disclosure comprises handle assemblies for intravascular treatment devices. In one embodiment, a handle assembly comprises an actuator for deflecting a distal region of an intravascular treatment device. In one embodiment, a handle assembly comprises a rotator for rotating an intravascular treatment device independently of the handle assembly. In one embodiment, a handle assembly comprises a rotation limiting element for limiting independent rotation of an intravascular treatment device relative to the handle assembly. Methods and systems for intravascular delivery, deflection and placement of an intravascular treatment device via a handle assembly of the present invention are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Ardian, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Clark, William R. George, Kenneth J. Michlitsch, John Paul Sam, Erik Thai, Andrew Wu
  • Patent number: 7785361
    Abstract: Medical devices (100) and methods for delivery or implantation of prostheses (106) within hollow body organs and vessels (600) or other luminal anatomy are disclosed. The subject technologies may be used in the treatment of atherosclerosis in stenting procedures or for other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventors: Julian Nikolchev, Dai T. Ton, William R. George, Nicholas C. Debeer
  • Patent number: 7771463
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for delivery or implantation of tubular prostheses within hollow body organs and vessels or other luminal anatomy are disclosed. A prosthesis is held in a compressed from upon an inner wire of a delivery guide by twisting the device. The subject technologies may be used in the treatment of atherosclerosis in stenting procedures or for other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventors: Dai T. Ton, William R. George, David Licata
  • Patent number: D712352
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: William R. George, Charles R. Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: D712353
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: William R. George, Charles R. Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: D712833
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: William R. George, Charles R. Lewis, Jr.