Patents by Inventor Aaron Burke

Aaron Burke 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).

  • Publication number: 20190255311
    Abstract: A connector for medical fluid vessels includes a fluid-seal fitting such as a male plug defining a lumen and mating with a cooperating connector, a mechanical fastener such as a screw thread for mating with the cooperating connector, and an outer housing positioned around the plug to form an annular space. Optionally, a cap can be provided with a fluid-seal fitting such as a male plug for mating with the lumen of the connector. The connector includes one or more vent openings for drainage and air-drying of any residual fluid in the annular space when capped, as well as for breaking a vacuum to prevent fluid backflow and thus ensure more accurate dosing. In some embodiments, the vent openings are provided in the outer housing. And in some embodiments, the vent openings are provided in the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: NEOMED, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron N. INGRAM, Benjamin Martin DAVIS, Mark M. COSTELLO, Tony DOHERTY, John BURKE
  • Publication number: 20190202600
    Abstract: A system for treating wastewater includes an intermodal shipping container and a scalable, modular receptacle spaced apart from interior walls of the container. The receptacle includes a plurality of frame structures spaced apart from one another. The frame structures each include two elongate frame members that are spaced apart from one another and that extend in parallel. The receptacle further includes an insulation member supported between the frame members of adjacent frame structures. The insulation member defines an inner surface that is coplanar with inner surfaces of the frame members. The receptacle further includes an impermeable liner that is configured to hold a large volume of liquid. The liner has a liner wall that is positioned against the inner surface of the insulation member and the inner surfaces of the frame members to support the liner wall against a hydraulic load of the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron Burke
  • Publication number: 20190195009
    Abstract: A movable wall panel system may include a bottom drop seal assembly that maintains a constant force relative to a floor portion of an environment through a damper. The movable wall panel system may include an automatic top seal assembly that seals a gap between the movable wall panel system and a ceiling of the environment. The moveable wall panel system may include multiple panels and a plurality of seals positioned between adjacent panels to seal a gap between the adjacent panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Brad Jones, Aaron K. Alexander, Phil Middaugh, Mark J. McDonough, Adam Burke, Mike Beeler, Robert K. Schuyler, Phillip M. Watson, Matthew Puccio, Thomas L. Goldsmith, Bryan T. Welch
  • Publication number: 20190195008
    Abstract: A movable wall panel system may include a bottom drop seal assembly that maintains a constant force relative to a floor portion of an environment through a damper. The movable wall panel system may include an automatic top seal assembly that seals a gap between the movable wall panel system and a ceiling of the environment. The moveable wall panel system may include multiple panels and a plurality of seals positioned between adjacent panels to seal a gap between the adjacent panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Brad Jones, Aaron K. Alexander, Phil Middaugh, Mark J. McDonough, Adam Burke, Mike Beeler, Robert K. Schuyler, Phillip M. Watson, Matthew Puccio, Thomas L. Goldsmith, Bryan T. Welch
  • Patent number: 10287817
    Abstract: A movable wall panel system may include a bottom drop seal assembly that maintains a constant force relative to a floor portion of an environment through a damper. The movable wall panel system may include an automatic top seal assembly that seals a gap between the movable wall panel system and a ceiling of the environment. The moveable wall panel system may include multiple panels and a plurality of seals positioned between adjacent panels to seal a gap between the adjacent panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Modernfold, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Jones, Aaron Alexander, Phil Middaugh, Mark McDonough, Adam Burke, Mike Beeler, Robert K. Schuyler, Philip M. Watson, Matthew Puccio, Thomas L. Goldsmith, Bryan T. Welch
  • Patent number: 10138023
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for incorporating a wireless device into a plastic container as part of the steps of manufacturing the container. The plastic container can be a flexible plastic bag and are formed of one or more sheets, generally two or more sheets of plastic film or a rigid plastic container such as a tub or tote. The bags are formed by sealing together adjacent edge portions of each film layer. One embodiment of the present invention is to incorporate a wireless device between the edge portions of the film(s) before or during sealing so that the wireless device becomes permanently sealed into the film material but is isolated from both the bag interior and the outside environment. Another embodiment is to incorporate the wireless device onto or into a plastic component that is sealed to the container, such as a nipple or port, so that the wireless device becomes permanently sealed to the container but is isolated from both the container interior and the outside environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Burke, David DeCoste
  • Publication number: 20180141719
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for incorporating a wireless device into a plastic container as part of the steps of manufacturing the container. The plastic container can be a flexible plastic bag and are formed of one or more sheets, generally two or more sheets of plastic film or a rigid plastic container such as a tub or tote. The bags are formed by sealing together adjacent edge portions of each film layer. One embodiment of the present invention is to incorporate a wireless device between the edge portions of the film(s) before or during sealing so that the wireless device becomes permanently sealed into the film material but is isolated from both the bag interior and the outside environment. Another embodiment is to incorporate the wireless device onto or into a plastic component that is sealed to the container, such as a nipple or port, so that the wireless device becomes permanently sealed to the container but is isolated from both the container interior and the outside environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron Burke, David DeCoste
  • Patent number: 9889969
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for incorporating a wireless device into a plastic container as part of the steps of manufacturing the container. The plastic container can be a flexible plastic bag and are formed of one or more sheets, generally two or more sheets of plastic film or a rigid plastic container such as a tub or tote. The bags are formed by sealing together adjacent edge portions of each film layer. One embodiment of the present invention is to incorporate a wireless device between the edge portions of the film(s) before or during sealing so that the wireless device becomes permanently sealed into the film material but is isolated from both the bag interior and the outside environment. Another embodiment is to incorporate the wireless device onto or into a plastic component that is sealed to the container, such as a nipple or port, so that the wireless device becomes permanently sealed to the container but is isolated from both the container interior and the outside environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Burke, David DeCoste
  • Patent number: 9429585
    Abstract: The present invention uses a wireless memory/communication device at least on the one or more sample storage devices, preferably on both the one or more sample storage devices and the sampling holder, optionally the port on the equipment as well. Data such as that relating to the vessel, the location of the port on the vessel, the device, its manufacture date or lot number, the date of the installation, sterilization and/or taking of a sample along with the person who installed the device and/or took the sample can be read and preferably added to the wireless device when a read/write type of device as these events occur through a scanner/reader/writer device (fixed or hand held). The sample storage device in the laboratory can also then be read and recorded to track the sample storage device's life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: George Adams, John Dana Hubbard, Aaron Burke, Anthony DiLeo
  • Patent number: 9342721
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying the occurrence of an environmental condition is disclosed. Rather than store information concerning the occurrence and/or success of the sterilization process, the present invention modifies the wireless transmission characteristics of the device. In some embodiments, the bandwidth of the wireless transceiver is altered as a result of undergoing sterilization. In other embodiments, the resonance frequency of the circuit is affected. In other embodiments, one or more of these parameters are affected based on other environmental conditions, such as shock or vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventor: Aaron Burke
  • Patent number: 9046292
    Abstract: The biocontainer of the present invention provides a low cost, simple solution of many of the problems encountered during shipping, freezing and thawing of biopharmaceutical materials. The present invention enables a user to monitor the temperature profile of each biopharmaceutical container during the cryogenic process, so as to ensure the integrity of materials within each biocontainer by using a pre-installed and pre-sterilized temperature sensor. In some embodiments, the sensor assembly includes a wireless transmitter and is capable of transmitting information regarding the measured reading. In other embodiments, the sensor assembly includes a processing unit, which determines whether the temperature profile is acceptable. In a further embodiment, an indicator is included, such that the processing unit may indicate whether the biopharmaceutical material has been properly frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Burke, Michael Felo, Brian Pereira, Elias Noukas, Dennis Wong
  • Patent number: 9027356
    Abstract: The biocontainer of the present invention provides a low cost, simple solution of many of the problems encountered during shipping, freezing and thawing of biopharmaceutical materials. The present invention enables a user to monitor the temperature profile of each biopharmaceutical container during the cryogenic process, so as to ensure the integrity of materials within each biocontainer by using a pre-installed and pre-sterilized temperature sensor. In some embodiments, the sensor assembly includes a wireless transmitter and is capable of transmitting information regarding the measured reading. In other embodiments, the sensor assembly includes a processing unit, which determines whether the temperature profile is acceptable. In a further embodiment, an indicator is included, such that the processing unit may indicate whether the biopharmaceutical material has been properly frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Burke, Michael Felo, Brian Pereira, Elias Noukas, Dennis Wong
  • Publication number: 20150061865
    Abstract: The present invention uses a wireless memory/communication device at least on the one or more sample storage devices, preferably on both the one or more sample storage devices and the sampling holder, optionally the port on the equipment as well. Data such as that relating to the vessel, the location of the port on the vessel, the device, its manufacture date or lot number, the date of the installation, sterilization and/or taking of a sample along with the person who installed the device and/or took the sample can he read and preferably added to the wireless device when a read/write type of device as these events occur through a scanner/reader/writer device (fixed or hand held). The sample storage device in the laboratory can also then be read and recorded to track the sample storage device's life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: George Adams, John Dana Hubbard, Aaron Burke, Anthony DiLeo
  • Patent number: 8957778
    Abstract: The present invention uses a wireless memory/communication device at least on the one or more sample storage devices, preferably on both the one or more sample storage devices and the sampling holder, optionally the port on the equipment as well. Data such as that relating to the vessel, the location of the port on the vessel, the device, its manufacture date or lot number, the date of the installation, sterilization and/or taking of a sample along with the person who installed the device and/or took the sample can be read and preferably added to the wireless device when a read/write type of device as these events occur through a scanner/reader/writer device (fixed or hand held). The sample storage device in the laboratory can also then be read and recorded to track the sample storage device's life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: George Adams, John Dana Hubbard, Aaron Burke, Anthony DiLeo
  • Patent number: 8955340
    Abstract: The biocontainer of the present invention provides a low cost, simple solution of many of the problems encountered during shipping, freezing and thawing of biopharmaceutical materials. The present invention enables a user to monitor the temperature profile of each biopharmaceutical container during the cryogenic process, so as to ensure the integrity of materials within each biocontainer by using a pre-installed and pre-sterilized temperature sensor. In some embodiments, the sensor assembly includes a wireless transmitter and is capable of transmitting information regarding the measured reading. In other embodiments, the sensor assembly includes a processing unit, which determines whether the temperature profile is acceptable. In a further embodiment, an indicator is included, such that the processing unit may indicate whether the biopharmaceutical material has been properly frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Burke, Michael Felo, Brian Pereira, Elias Noukas, Dennis Wong
  • Patent number: 8919365
    Abstract: Fluid transfer apparatus including a body having a bore formed through at least a portion of its interior. Contained within the bore is a movable plunger that moves without changing the axial dimensions of the body. A first end of the body contains a face designed to be attached to an upstream component. A second end of the body is connected to a downstream component such as a filter, pipeline, etc. A first end of the plunger, when it is in the closed position, is in alignment with the face of the body, which combined form a steamable surface and a sterile barrier against the environment to the remainder of the interior of the body, the plunger and downstream components. An outer annular collar is rotatable relative to the body and causes the plunger to move axially within the bore from an open to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Hillier, Martin Szyk, Aaron Burke, Joseph Almasian
  • Patent number: 8915264
    Abstract: Fluid transfer apparatus including a body having a bore formed through at least a portion of its interior. Contained within the bore is a movable plunger that moves without changing the axial dimensions of the body. A first end of the body contains a face designed to be attached to an upstream component. A second end of the body is connected to a downstream component such as a filter, pipeline, etc. A first end of the plunger, when it is in the closed position, is in alignment with the face of the body, which combined form a steamable surface and a sterile barrier against the environment to the remainder of the interior of the body, the plunger and downstream components. An outer annular collar is rotatable relative to the body and causes the plunger to move axially within the bore from an open to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Hillier, Martin Szyk, Aaron Burke, Joseph Almasian
  • Patent number: 8904877
    Abstract: A device, inserted in a running shoe is used to track the accumulation of destructive compression cycles within the shoe and to indicate this information to the user through a series of integrated indicators. The device has an advantage of being able to be placed in any shoe without compromising the construction or performance of the shoe. An additional advantage of the invention is the improved accuracy of the information by improving both the stability and longevity of the sensor system and the ability to distinguish destructive, partially destructive and nondestructive compressions. Another advantage of the invention is the reduction of the cost of construction while achieving a lifetime in excess of the shoe. Yet another advantage of the invention is the user interface, which is contained completely within the device allowing the user to view the information within the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: ParaWare LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Burke, Daniel Jannsen, Derk Smid, Andrew Hills
  • Publication number: 20140320268
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying the occurrence of an environmental condition is disclosed. Rather than store information concerning the occurrence and/or success of the sterilization process, the present invention modifies the wireless transmission characteristics of the device. In some embodiments, the bandwidth of the wireless transceiver is altered as a result of undergoing sterilization. In other embodiments, the resonance frequency of the circuit is affected. In other embodiments, one or more of these parameters are affected based on other environmental conditions, such as shock or vibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Aaron Burke
  • Patent number: 8844388
    Abstract: A system and method for interfacing non-sterile sensors to a sterile flow stream is disclosed. Typically, sensors cannot be sterilized in the same manner as other components of the flow stream. This results in complex processes to incorporate a sterilized sensor into a sterilized flow stream. By introducing a separation membrane, the desired sensor can be interfaced to the sterile flow stream. By doing so, the sensor need not be sterile, only sufficiently clean. The membrane separates the sterile environment within the flow stream from the sensor, while still permitting the sensor to function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventor: Aaron Burke