Patents by Inventor Aaron Barnes

Aaron Barnes 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: 10843055
    Abstract: The indoor basketball game system includes a multi-paneled folding backboard with a basketball hoop disposed on it. A winged ball deflector is disposed on the ground adjacent the bottom of the backboard and inclined upwards on the board from the bottom edge to form a ball return feature. The ball return feature of the present system via the deflector allows repeated shooting without worrying about chasing down the ball after every shot. Folding side panels of the backboard pivot to provide blocking sides and stability to the backboard, and can be angled to allow the player to shoot from many different positions. The backboard and deflector can be collapsed for storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Aaron Barnes
  • Publication number: 20190220851
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for processing a gift request that use mobile computing devices to transfer a gift payment associated with the gift request. The mobile computing devices are capable of running a gift transfer application, which facilitates a transfer of the gift payment via a payment-processing server. A sender user execute the gift transfer application, using a mobile computing device, to transfer the gift payment, through a gift processing system that runs the gift transfer application, to a mobile computing device of a recipient user. One or more techniques authenticate the recipient user prior to processing the gift requests initiated by the sender user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron BARNES, Robert BALAHURA, Suresh BHAT
  • Patent number: 10219695
    Abstract: A first light source producing a first light beam with a first intensity and a second light source producing a second light beam with a second intensity. A light filter device receives the first light beam and transmits a filtered portion of the first light beam. A first angling device reflects the filtered portion of the first light beam in a first angled direction and a second angling device reflects the second light beam in a second angled direction. A mirror receives and in turn reflects the filtered portion of the first light beam reflected by the first angling device and the second light beam reflected by the second angling device to form a converged light beam with a third intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: DOHENY EYE INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Prashant Bhadri, James Lescoulie, Sophia Fang, Matthew McCormick, Ralph Kerns, Mark Humayun, Aaron Barnes
  • Publication number: 20170347883
    Abstract: A first light source producing a first light beam with a first intensity and a second light source producing a second light beam with a second intensity. A light filter device receives the first light beam and transmits a filtered portion of the first light beam. A first angling device reflects the filtered portion of the first light beam in a first angled direction and a second angling device reflects the second light beam in a second angled direction. A mirror receives and in turn reflects the filtered portion of the first light beam reflected by the first angling device and the second light beam reflected by the second angling device to form a converged light beam with a third intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Prashant Bhadri, James Lescoulie, Sophia Fang, Matthew McCormick, Ralph Kerns, Mark Humayun, Aaron Barnes
  • Publication number: 20170319387
    Abstract: Electric vitrectomy handpieces are provided. The handpiece includes a motor, a clutch mechanism, an oscillating drive mechanism, a cutting tip and a handle. The motor is attached to the clutch, and the clutch is attached to the oscillating drive mechanism. When the motor is operational, the clutch expands to engage the oscillating drive mechanism and the oscillating drive mechanism converts the rotational motion of the clutch to the reciprocating motion of the cutting tip. When the motor is at rest, the clutch retracts to allow aspiration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Aaron Barnes, Charles DeBoer, Matthew McCormick
  • Patent number: 9750639
    Abstract: Electric vitrectomy handpieces are provided. The handpiece includes a motor, a clutch mechanism, an oscillating drive mechanism, a cutting tip and a handle. The motor is attached to the clutch, and the clutch is attached to the oscillating drive mechanism. When the motor is operational, the clutch expands to engage the oscillating drive mechanism and the oscillating drive mechanism converts the rotational motion of the clutch to the reciprocating motion of the cutting tip. When the motor is at rest, the clutch retracts to allow aspiration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Doheny Eye Institute
    Inventors: Aaron Barnes, Charles DeBoer, Matthew McCormick
  • Publication number: 20160082330
    Abstract: The indoor basketball game system includes a multi-paneled folding backboard with a basketball hoop disposed on it. A winged ball deflector is disposed on the ground adjacent the bottom of the backboard and inclined upwards on the board from the bottom edge to form a ball return feature. The ball return feature of the present system via the deflector allows repeated shooting without worrying about chasing down the ball after every shot. Folding side panels of the backboard pivot to provide blocking sides and stability to the backboard, and can be angled to allow the player to shoot from many different positions. The backboard and deflector can be collapsed for storage and transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventor: Aaron Barnes
  • Publication number: 20140296900
    Abstract: Electric vitrectomy handpieces are provided. The handpiece includes a motor, a clutch mechanism, an oscillating drive mechanism, a cutting tip and a handle. The motor is attached to the clutch, and the clutch is attached to the oscillating drive mechanism. When the motor is operational, the clutch expands to engage the oscillating drive mechanism and the oscillating drive mechanism converts the rotational motion of the clutch to the reciprocating motion of the cutting tip. When the motor is at rest, the clutch retracts to allow aspiration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DOHENY EYE INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Aaron Barnes, Charles DeBoer, Matthew McCormick
  • Patent number: 8172834
    Abstract: Illumination systems are described that can include one or more light sources, which can include LEDs, one or more lenses, and one or more optical fibers. A handheld, portable, and surgical intraocular illumination system is disclosed that is disposable, low-cost, and efficient. A surgeon can have direct control of turning the illuminator on and off and adjusting the intensity via a simple control ergonomically placed on the handpiece and/or voice activated control. A coupling is provided, such as through an endo-probe, which is coupled to the one or more light sources. A user input device can be included that is operable to transmit to a feedback controller a first signal based on a user-selected light intensity. The feedback controller can, in response to the first signal, transmit a second signal to the power source for altering the power provided by the power source to the illumination system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Doheny Eye Institute
    Inventors: Prashant R. Bhadri, Charles DeBoer, Matthew McCormick, Ralph Kerns, Aaron Barnes, Mark S. Humayun, Jaw-Chyng Lormen Lue
  • Patent number: 8172865
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and devices are described that utilize an adjustable biological tissue cutting handpiece that is based on selectable settings. The biological tissue cutting handpiece includes a cutter tip that allows multiple duty cycles as well as multiple port configurations. For example, when working next to the retina, the port could be adjusted to be a smaller size, allowing delicate membrane dissection. When working near or in less sensitive tissue, e.g. the center of the eye, the port could be wide open. The port aperture size can be independent of cut speed, allowing a surgeon to work at high speed both next to the retina and away from the retina. High speeds have been shown to have increased tissue (e.g., vitreous) removal, e.g., in 25 and 23-gauge instruments. Duty cycle is not necessarily dependent on cut speed, allowing high cutter performance and varied flow characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Doheny Eye Institute
    Inventors: Charles DeBoer, Matthew McCormick, Prashant R. Bhadri, Aaron Barnes, Ralph Kerns, Mark S. Humayun
  • Publication number: 20110282161
    Abstract: A first light source producing a first light beam with a first intensity and a second light source producing a second light beam with a second intensity. A light filter device receives the first light beam and transmits a filtered portion of the first light beam. A first angling device reflects the filtered portion of the first light beam in a first angled direction and a second angling device reflects the second light beam in a second angled direction. A mirror receives and in turn reflects the filtered portion of the first light beam reflected by the first angling device and the second light beam reflected by the second angling device to form a converged light beam with a third intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: DOHENY EYE INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Prashant Bhadri, James Lescoulie, Sophia Fang, Matthew McCormick, Ralph Kems, Mark Humayun, Aaron Barnes
  • Publication number: 20100157620
    Abstract: A first light source producing a first light beam with a first intensity and a second light source producing a second light beam with a second intensity. A light filter device receives the first light beam and transmits a filtered portion of the first light beam. A first angling device reflects the filtered portion of the first light beam in a first angled direction and a second angling device reflects the second light beam in a second angled direction. A mirror receives and in turn reflects the filtered portion of the first light beam reflected by the first angling device and the second light beam reflected by the second angling device to form a converged light beam with a third intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: DOHENY EYE INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Prashant Bhadri, James Lescoulie, Sophia Fang, Matthew McCormick, Ralph Kerns, Mark Humayun, Aaron Barnes
  • Patent number: 7654716
    Abstract: A first light source producing a first light beam with a first intensity and a second light source producing a second light beam with a second intensity. A light filter device receives the first light beam and transmits a filtered portion of the first light beam. A first angling device reflects the filtered portion of the first light beam in a first angled direction and a second angling device reflects the second light beam in a second angled direction. A mirror receives and in turn reflects the filtered portion of the first light beam reflected by the first angling device and the second light beam reflected by the second angling device to form a converged light beam with a third intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Doheny Eye Institute
    Inventors: Prashant Bhadri, James Lescoulie, Sophia Fang, Matthew McCormick, Ralph Kerns, Mark Humayun, Aaron Barnes
  • Publication number: 20090146583
    Abstract: Illumination systems are described that can include one or more light sources, which can include LEDs, one or more lenses, and one or more optical fibers. A handheld, portable, and surgical intraocular illumination system is disclosed that is disposable, low-cost, and efficient. A surgeon can have direct control of turning the illuminator on and off and adjusting the intensity via a simple control ergonomically placed on the handpiece and/or voice activated control. A coupling is provided, such as through an endo-probe, which is coupled to the one or more light sources. A user input device can be included that is operable to transmit to a feedback controller a first signal based on a user-selected light intensity. The feedback controller can, in response to the first signal, transmit a second signal to the power source for altering the power provided by the power source to the illumination system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: Doheny Eye Institute
    Inventors: Prashant R. Bhadri, Charles DeBoer, Matthew McCormick, Ralph Kerns, Aaron Barnes, Mark S. Humayun, Jaw-Chyng Lormen Lue
  • Publication number: 20090088784
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and devices are described that utilize an adjustable biological tissue cutting handpiece that is based on selectable settings. The biological tissue cutting handpiece includes a cutter tip that allows multiple duty cycles as well as multiple port configurations. For example, when working next to the retina, the port could be adjusted to be a smaller size, allowing delicate membrane dissection. When working near or in less sensitive tissue, e.g. the center of the eye, the port could be wide open. The port aperture size can be independent of cut speed, allowing a surgeon to work at high speed both next to the retina and away from the retina. High speeds have been shown to have increased tissue (e.g., vitreous) removal, e.g., in 25 and 23-gauge instruments. Duty cycle is not necessarily dependent on cut speed, allowing high cutter performance and varied flow characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: DOHENY EYE INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Charles DeBoer, Matthew McCormick, Prashant R. Bhadri, Aaron Barnes, Ralph Kerns, Mark S. Humayun
  • Publication number: 20080208233
    Abstract: Electric vitrectomy handpieces are provided. The handpiece includes a motor, a clutch mechanism, an oscillating drive mechanism, a cutting tip and a handle. The motor is attached to the clutch, and the clutch is attached to the oscillating drive mechanism. When the motor is operational, the clutch expands to engage the oscillating drive mechanism and the oscillating drive mechanism converts the rotational motion of the clutch to the reciprocating motion of the cutting tip. When the motor is at rest, the clutch retracts to allow aspiration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Aaron Barnes, Charles De Boer, Matthew McCormick
  • Publication number: 20070027452
    Abstract: The invention provides an insertion instrument and methods for rotatably inserting an insertable medical device into a target region of the body. In particular, the instrument can be used in a method for rotatably inserting a medical device having a helical shape into a portion of the eye. The instrument includes a distal portion with a securing member that can hold a portion of the device during the rotational insertion process, and an actuating member that can be triggered to gently release the device upon insertion of the device into the target site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Signe Varner, Matthew McCormick, Aaron Barnes, Timothy Kloke, Nathan Fox Beeley, Doug Patton
  • Publication number: 20050059956
    Abstract: An therapeutic agent delivery device that can allows is particularly suitable for delivery of a therapeutic agent to limited access regions, such as the posterior chamber of the eye and inner ear. Preferred devices of the invention are minimally invasive, refillable and may be easily fixed to the treatment area. Preferred delivery devices of the invention also include those that comprise a non-linear shaped body member body housing one or more substances and a delivery mechanism for the sustained delivery of the one or more substances from the non-linear shaped body member to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Signe Varner, Eugene Dejuan, Terry Shelley, Aaron Barnes, Mark Humayun
  • Publication number: 20050044235
    Abstract: A system, computer program and method for enabling wireless data synchronization between a client computer and a wireless device is provided. The client computer includes a client application, the wireless device includes a wireless application, and an intermediary server operable to connect to each of the client computer and the wireless device includes a server application and a server database. The client application includes an update management facility that is operable to enable a user of the client computer to: selectively determine one or more data objects on the database for synchronization as between the intermediary server and the wireless device; and to establish one or more parameters of synchronization as between the intermediary server and the wireless device. The client computer is operable to communicate the data objects to the intermediary server, which data objects are stored by the intermediary server to the server database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Balahura, Aaron Barnes