Patents by Inventor Alan Harris

Alan Harris 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: 10324156
    Abstract: Some implementations provide a MRI system configured to: access data encoding an input gradient waveform that would otherwise be used on a gradient sub-system of the MRI system to generate a gradient that corresponds to perturbations to the substantially uniform magnetic field; access data encoding a forward impulse response function and an inverse impulse response function, both characterizing a gradient generated from a target impulse input; pre-emphasizing the input gradient waveform by using both the forward impulse response function and the reverse impulse response function; and drive the gradient sub-system using the pre-emphasized gradient waveform such that distortions to the gradient caused by eddy currents within the gradient sub-system are substantially removed while radio-frequency (RF) samples for reconstructing an MRI image are being acquired from a grid that is substantially identical to when gradient sub-system is driven using the input gradient waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptive Medical (Barbados) Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Tyler Harris, Andrew Thomas Curtis, Jeff Alan Stainsby, Geron André Bindseil
  • Publication number: 20190117739
    Abstract: Disclosed are abaloparatide formulations for transdermal delivery of a therapeutically effective amount of abaloparatide, as well as transdermal patches prepared using these formulations, methods of preparing the disclosed formulations and patches, and methods of using these formulations and patches to treat osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteoarthritis, and/or bone fracture, improve bone mineral density (BMD), improve trabecular bone score (TBS), and treat, prevent, and/or reduce bone fractures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Gary HATTERSLEY, Alan HARRIS, Jamal SAEH, Ehab HAMED
  • Patent number: 10248206
    Abstract: A media appliance for multimedia augmentation is described. The media appliance includes a processor and a memory storing an application. The media appliance being connectable to a display device to enable playback of content and one or more hardware devices to provide augmentation of the content. The media appliance synchronizes content playback with execution of instructions for the one or more hardware devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: XSYNC TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Ralph Alan Harris
  • Publication number: 20190091138
    Abstract: Disclosed are PTHrP analogue formulations for transdermal delivery of a therapeutically effective amount of a PTHrP analogue, as well as transdermal patches prepared using these formulations, methods of preparing the disclosed formulations and patches, and methods of using these formulations and patches to treat osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteoarthritis, and/or bone fracture, improve bone mineral density (BMD), improve trabecular bone score (TBS), and treat, prevent, and/or reduce bone fractures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Gary HATTERSLEY, Alan HARRIS, Jamal SAEH, Ehab HAMED
  • Patent number: 10213072
    Abstract: A storage caddy for a cleaning implement can include a holder configured to receive a wand or cleaning implement and a storage container having a lid connected to the storage container. The storage caddy can also include a tray for holding a first set of cleaning pads and a sleeve for holding a second set of cleaning pads. The first set of cleaning pads can be arranged in an upper portion of the storage container above the second set of cleaning pads, and the second set of cleaning pads can be located in a lower portion of the storage container. The wand or cleaning implement can be configured to receive one of the first set of cleaning pads from the tray or one of the second set of cleaning pads from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil P. Williams, Christopher Conley, Jo Anthony Sasota, Chrysoula Myrto Nigl, Heather Harwood, Christopher Alan Harris, Christopher T. Strahm
  • Patent number: 10201396
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a trocar assembly with an integrated scope-cleaning structure. The trocar assembly may include a chamber with a proximal opening configured to receive a distal end of a scope. A cannula extend distally from the chamber and may be configured to extend distally into a patient body. The cannula may be further configured to receive the distal end of the scope such that the scope can be maneuvered through the cannula to a location within the patient body. The trocar assembly may include a cleaning element forming a surface within the chamber, where the surface of the cleaning element is configured to remove debris from at least one non-longitudinal, end-facing surface of the scope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Joanna L. Rosenbaum, Jeanny Chung, Patrick Hubbard, Joseph Prybell, Corrie Threlkeld, Sara Tillman, Brandon Toth, Andrew P. VanDeWeghe, Thomas Wilschke, Jesse Charles Darley, Christopher Alan Harris, Curtis B. Irwin, Stephen A. Latham, Daniel J. Lee, Douglas Rodenkirch, Jeffrey R. Staszak
  • Publication number: 20180360490
    Abstract: A trocar assembly with an integrated scope-cleaning structure may have a proximal portion configured for accessibility by a user and a cannula extending distally from the proximal portion and configured to extend distally into a patient body, where the cannula is further configured to receive a distal end of a scope such that the scope can be maneuvered through the cannula to a location within the patient body. A cleaning element may be included, where the proximal portion includes a housing, where the cleaning element is substantially located within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Joanna L. Rosenbaum, Jeanny Chung, Patrick Hubbard, Joseph Prybell, Corrie Threlkeld, Sara Tillman, Brandon Toth, Andrew P. VanDeWeghe, Thomas Wilschke, Jesse Charles Darley, Christopher Alan Harris, Curtis B. Irwin, Stephen A. Latham, Daniel J. Lee, Douglas Rodenkirch, Jeffrey R. Staszak
  • Publication number: 20180344141
    Abstract: A scope includes a housing having a distal portion with a distal end. A lens is at the distal end. A cleaning element is operatively coupled to the distal portion of the housing, wherein the cleaning element is movable between a first position and a second position contacting the distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Joanna L. Rosenbaum, Jeanny Chung, Patrick Hubbard, Joseph Prybell, Corrie Threlkeld, Sara Tillman, Brandon Toth, Andrew P. VanDeWeghe, Thomas Wilschke, Jesse Charles Darley, Christopher Alan Harris, Curtis B. Irwin, Stephen A. Latham, Daniel J. Lee, Douglas Rodenkirch, Jeffrey R. Staszak
  • Publication number: 20180344427
    Abstract: A trocar assembly includes a cannula having a proximal portion and an opposing distal portion. The distal portion is configured to extend into a patient body. The cannula defines an access channel between the proximal portion and the distal portion, wherein the access channel is configured to receive a scope such that the scope can be maneuvered through the access channel to a location within the patient body. A cleaning element at the distal portion is configured to contact at least a distal end of the scope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Joanna L. Rosenbaum, Jeanny Chung, Patrick Hubbard, Joseph Prybell, Corrie Threlkeld, Sara Tillman, Brandon Toth, Andrew P. VanDeWeghe, Thomas Wilschke, Jesse Charles Darley, Christopher Alan Harris, Curtis B. Irwin, Stephen A. Latham, Daniel J. Lee, Douglas Rodenkirch, Jeffrey R. Staszak
  • Patent number: 10124454
    Abstract: A positive feed tool may include a motor, a gear head and a spindle. The gear head may be operably coupled to the motor and may include a drive assembly and a feed assembly. The spindle may be operably coupled to the gear head and may be selectively driven rotationally and fed axially based on operation of the drive assembly and the feed assembly, respectively. The feed assembly may include a feed rate oscillator having a fixed cam and a movable cam operably coupled to each other via a plurality of rolling elements to oscillate between a maximum width and a minimum width of the feed rate oscillator based on a position of the movable cam. The rolling elements alternate between a first state in which at least some of the rolling elements are unloaded and a second state in which all of the rolling elements are loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: APEX BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Dean Watford, Edward Alan Harris
  • Publication number: 20180289615
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a composition comprising a therapeutically active amount of active agent, a zinc compound, and an array of microneedles. The zinc compound may be selected from the group consisting of zinc, pharmaceutically acceptable salts of zinc, and mixtures thereof. At least a portion of the composition is present as a coating on at least a portion of the microneedles. Methods of delivering a therapeutically active agent to a mammal using compositions of the disclosure are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: KENNETH E. BROWN, DANIEL M. DOHMEIER, JOAN T. MOSEMAN, YING ZHANG, ALAN HARRIS, GARY HATTERSLEY
  • Publication number: 20180256283
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a trocar assembly with an integrated scope-cleaning structure. The trocar assembly may include a chamber with a proximal opening configured to receive a distal end of a scope. A cannula extend distally from the chamber and may be configured to extend distally into a patient body. The cannula may be further configured to receive the distal end of the scope such that the scope can be maneuvered through the cannula to a location within the patient body. The trocar assembly may include a cleaning element forming a surface within the chamber, where the surface of the cleaning element is configured to remove debris from at least one non-longitudinal, end-facing surface of the scope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Joanna L. Rosenbaum, Jeanny Chung, Patrick Hubbard, Joseph Prybell, Corrie Threlkeld, Sara Tillman, Brandon Toth, Andrew P. VanDeWeghe, Thomas Wilschke, Jesse Charles Darley, Christopher Alan Harris, Curtis B. Irwin, Stephen A. Latham, Daniel J. Lee, Douglas Rodenkirch, Jeffrey R. Staszak
  • Publication number: 20180256019
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a trocar assembly with an integrated scope-cleaning structure. The trocar assembly may include a housing defining boundaries of a chamber with (a) a proximal opening configured to receive a distal end of a scope, and (b) a distal opening in fluid and mechanical communication with a trocar cannula. The trocar assembly may further include a cleaning element located at least partially between the proximal opening and the distal opening, where the cleaning element is movable with respect to the housing from at least a first setting where a first portion of the cleaning element may be in a first location and may form a first cleaning surface within the chamber, the first cleaning surface configured to remove debris from a distal end of the scope when the distal end of the scope contacts the first portion of the cleaning element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Joanna L. Rosenbaum, Jeanny Chung, Patrick Hubbard, Joseph Prybell, Corrie Threlkeld, Sara Tillman, Brandon Toth, Andrew P. VanDeWeghe, Thomas Wilschke, Jesse Charles Darley, Christopher Alan Harris, Curtis B. Irwin, Stephen A. Latham, Daniel J. Lee, Douglas Rodenkirch, Jeffrey R. Staszak
  • Publication number: 20180256203
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a housing for a laparoscopic trocar assembly with an integrated scope-cleaning structure. The housing may include a shell forming a wall portion of a chamber and a cleaning element forming at least a portion of an internal surface of the chamber, the cleaning element configured to remove debris from a distal end of a scope upon contact between the cleaning element and the distal end of the scope. The cleaning element may be movable with respect to the shell of the housing in response to an input force upon the shell that moves a portion of the shell and a portion of the cleaning element between a default state and a displaced state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Joanna L. Rosenbaum, Jeanny Chung, Patrick Hubbard, Joseph Prybell, Corrie Threlkeld, Sara Tillman, Brandon Toth, Andrew P. VanDeWeghe, Thomas Wilschke, Jesse Charles Darley, Christopher Alan Harris, Curtis B. Irwin, Stephen A. Latham, Daniel J. Lee, Douglas Rodenkirch, Jeffrey R. Staszak
  • Patent number: 9930822
    Abstract: A down-pressure system for an agricultural implement has a linear actuator connected between a frame assembly and an opener assembly. A mounting structure for connecting the linear actuator to the opener assembly includes a bushing and an alignment member attached to the linear actuator. The bushing has protrusions extending transversely from opposite sides of a longitudinal axis of the linear actuator. Each protrusion has a curved engagement surface for engaging a flat surface on the opener assembly to prevent bending stresses on the linear actuator when the opener assembly is raised and lowered. The alignment member is arranged to lock the bushing into a predetermined rotational position about a longitudinal axis of the linear actuator relative to the opener assembly. The alignment member comprises a first structure that mates with a corresponding structure on the bushing, and a second structure that engages opposite sides of the opener assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew P Hagny, Jeffrey Alan Harris
  • Patent number: 9889045
    Abstract: User-friendly welding helmet assembly configurations to be worn on the head of a weldor are disclosed. The welding helmet assembly configurations include various advanced features including a spatter shield that is easily replaceable from an external front portion of a shell of the helmet assembly configuration, and an adjustable ratchet headgear within the shell having a repositionable lever adapted to easily adjust a detent position of the ratchet headgear with respect to the shell. Other user-friendly features are also provided, in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: William T. Matthews, James Alan Harris, Joseph Daniel Lynch, III, Dino Anthony Mariano, Eric R. Colburn, Gregoire Aby-Eva
  • Publication number: 20170367250
    Abstract: A down-pressure system for an agricultural implement has a linear actuator connected between a frame assembly and an opener assembly. A mounting structure for connecting the linear actuator to the opener assembly includes a bushing and an alignment member attached to the linear actuator. The bushing has protrusions extending transversely from opposite sides of a longitudinal axis of the linear actuator. Each protrusion has a curved engagement surface for engaging a flat surface on the opener assembly to prevent bending stresses on the linear actuator when the opener assembly is raised and lowered. The alignment member is arranged to lock the bushing into a predetermined rotational position about a longitudinal axis of the linear actuator relative to the opener assembly. The alignment member comprises a first structure that mates with a corresponding structure on the bushing, and a second structure that engages opposite sides of the opener assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew P Hagny, Jeffrey Alan Harris
  • Patent number: D811251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Christina A. Barton, Rachel Elizabeth Wallace, Ami Marie Verhalen, Christoper Alan Harris, Daniel Roger Nett
  • Patent number: D843251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Christina A Barton, Daniel Roger Nett, Rachel Elizabeth Wallace, Ami Marie Verhalen, Christopher Alan Harris
  • Patent number: D851519
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Christina A. Barton, Rachel Elizabeth Wallace, Ami Marie Verhalen, Christopher Alan Harris, Daniel Roger Nett