Patents by Inventor Alan J. Fenn

Alan J. Fenn 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: 20200146740
    Abstract: Method for treatment of the body with localized energy application in combination with other treatments to facilitate cluster tissue ablation and increase immune response including a method of treatment of a localized treatment area of a body including injection, IV or otherwise to entrap and/saturate a localized treatment area to be used singularly or in combination with: a high electric conductive material comprising a saline solution, hypertonic saline solution, a solution with metallic compounds, metals, nanoparticles, gel, polymers, high-polarity molecules, peptides, liposomes to treat and cause preferential heating and effect secondary conductive heating from cluster sites to adjacent tissues using external or intracavitary energy applicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: William W. Jow, John Mon, Stuart E. Katz, Alan J. Fenn
  • Patent number: 10416268
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards direction finding (DF) systems that can detect and locals a radio frequency (RF) signal (e.g. an emergency beacon) is two dimensions (i.e., azimuth and elevation). In one embodiment, a DF system comprises an array of multipolarized loop antennas coupled to a beamformer which provides monopole, dipole, and loop antenna element modal signals. The DF system may also comprise a multi-channel digital receiver system coupled to the beamformer. The multi-channel digital receiver system is configured to receive modal signals provided thereto from the beamformer which can be used for accurate two-dimensional geolocation of RF signals including, but not limited to, location of RF emergency beacon sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Alan J. Fenn, Beijia Zhang, Peter T. Hurst, Kenneth E. Kolodziej, Larry L. Retherford, Christian D. Austin
  • Publication number: 20190236733
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating real estate transactions that is configured for receiving property information from a listing service or data feed, presenting a property information display on data communication devices for each property; generating a unique transaction actuator in each property information display, and responsive to selecting a unique transaction actuator, generating an offer form with an offer transmittal actuator, wherein the offer form includes a plurality of data fields relating to an offer to purchase property that are populated with the property information for the specific property associated with the selected unique transaction actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Alan J. Fenn
  • Publication number: 20190181566
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an electromagnetic field vector sensing receive antenna array system for installation and deployment on a structure. A multipolarized array of collocated antenna elements is used to provide calibrated amplitude and phase radiation patterns with monopole, dipole, and loop modes generated from crossed loops connected to a beamformer. The invention has applications for installation and deployment on a tower, balloon, satellite for radio frequency sensing and location of low-frequency galactic emissions. The novel receive antenna array system comprises a multipolarized vector sensor antenna array. The disclosed direction-finding vector sensor can be installed and deployed on a structure and can detect and locate radio frequency emissions from galactic sources. The key system components of the receive antenna array system consist of deployable antennas, receivers, signal processing computer, and communications link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Alan J. Fenn, Frank C. Robey, Peter T. Hurst, Mark J. Silver, Joseph M. D'Arco
  • Patent number: 10283877
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an electromagnetic field vector sensing receive antenna array system for installation and deployment on a structure. A multipolarized array of collocated antenna elements is used to provide calibrated amplitude and phase radiation patterns with monopole, dipole, and loop modes generated from crossed loops connected to a be beamformer. The invention has applications for installation and deployment on a tower, balloon, or satellite for radio frequency sensing and location of low-frequency galactic emissions. The novel receive antenna array system comprises a multipolarized vector sensor antenna array. The disclosed direction-finding vector sensor can be installed and deployed on a structure and can detect and locate radio frequency emissions from galactic sources. The key system components of the receive antenna array system consist of deployable antennas, receivers, signal processing computer, and communications link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
    Inventors: Alan J. Fenn, Frank C. Robey, Peter T. Hurst, Mark J. Silver, Joseph M. D'Arco
  • Patent number: 10217175
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating real estate transactions that is configured for receiving property information from a listing service or data feed, presenting a property information display on data communication devices for each property; generating a unique transaction actuator in each property information display, and responsive to selecting a unique transaction actuator, generating an offer form with an offer transmittal actuator, wherein the offer form includes a plurality of data fields relating to an offer to purchase property that are populated with the property information for the specific property associated with the selected unique transaction actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MLS Offers LLC
    Inventor: Alan J. Fenn
  • Publication number: 20180123238
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards direction finding (DF) systems that can detect and locals a radio frequency (RF) signal (e.g. an emergency beacon) is two dimensions (i.e., azimuth and elevation). In one embodiment, a DF system comprises an array of multipolarized loop antennas coupled to a beamformer which provides monopole, dipole, and loop antenna element modal signals. The DF system may also comprise a multi-channel digital receiver system coupled to the beamformer. The multi-channel digital receiver system is configured to receive modal signals provided thereto from the beamformer which can be used for accurate two-dimensional geolocation of RF signals including, but not limited to, location of RF emergency beacon sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Alan J. FENN, Beijia ZHANG, Peter T. HURST, Kenneth E. KOLODZIEJ, Larry L. RETHERFORD, Christian D. AUSTIN
  • Publication number: 20170229787
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an electromagnetic field vector sensing receive antenna array system for installation and deployment on a structure. A multipolarized array of collocated antenna elements is used to provide calibrated amplitude and phase radiation patterns with monopole, dipole, and loop modes generated from crossed loops connected to a be informer. The invention has applications for installation and deployment on a tower, balloon, or satellite for radio frequency sensing and location of low-frequency galactic emissions. The novel receive antenna array system comprises a multipolarized vector sensor antenna array. The disclosed direction-finding vector sensor can be installed and deployed on a structure and can detect and locate radio frequency emissions from galactic sources. The key system components of the receive antenna array system consist of deployable antennas, receivers, signal processing computer, and communications link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Alan J. Fenn, Frank C. Robey, Peter T. Hurst, Mark J. Silver, Joseph M. D'Arco
  • Publication number: 20170228842
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating real estate transactions that is configured for receiving property information from a listing service or data feed, presenting a property information display on data communication devices for each property; generating a unique transaction actuator in each property information display, and responsive to selecting a unique transaction actuator, generating an offer form with an offer transmittal actuator, wherein the offer form includes a plurality of data fields relating to an offer to purchase property that are populated with the property information for the specific property associated with the selected unique transaction actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventor: Alan J. Fenn
  • Patent number: 9659334
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating real estate transactions that is configured for receiving property information from a listing service or data feed, presenting a property information display on data communication devices for each property; generating a unique transaction actuator in each property information display, and responsive to selecting a unique transaction actuator, generating an offer form with an offer transmittal actuator, wherein the offer form includes a plurality of data fields relating to an offer to purchase property that are populated with the property information for the specific property associated with the selected unique transaction actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: MLS OFFERS LLC
    Inventor: Alan J. Fenn
  • Publication number: 20150019366
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating real estate transactions that is configured for receiving property information from a listing service or data feed, presenting a property information display on data communication devices for each property; generating a unique transaction actuator in each property information display, and responsive to selecting a unique transaction actuator, generating an offer form with an offer transmittal actuator, wherein the offer form includes a plurality of data fields relating to an offer to purchase property that are populated with the property information for the specific property associated with the selected unique transaction actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Alan J. Fenn
  • Patent number: 8749441
    Abstract: Described is a simultaneous transmit and receive antenna system having a ring array of transmit antenna elements and a receive antenna element disposed on an axis that is perpendicular to and passing through the center of the ring array. Alternatively, the ring array includes receive elements and a transmit antenna element is disposed on the axis perpendicular to the ring array. Opposite antenna elements in the ring array differ in phase by 180° so that a radiation pattern null occurs at the antenna element at the center of the ring array. Also included are at least one ground plane and an electrically-conductive cylinder disposed on the perpendicular axis inside the ring array to provide a high degree of isolation between the transmit and receive antenna elements. The system may be configured for wireless communications, for example, according to WIFI IEEE standard 802.11 or WIMAX IEEE standard 802.16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Alan J. Fenn, Peter T. Hurst, Jeffrey S. Herd, Kenneth E. Kolodziej, Leonard I. Parad, Hans Steyskal
  • Publication number: 20130106667
    Abstract: Described is a simultaneous transmit and receive antenna system having a ring array of transmit antenna elements and a receive antenna element disposed on an axis that is perpendicular to and passing through the center of the ring array. Alternatively, the ring array includes receive elements and a transmit antenna element is disposed on the axis perpendicular to the ring array. Opposite antenna elements in the ring array differ in phase by 180° so that a radiation pattern null occurs at the antenna element at the center of the ring array. Also included are at least one ground plane and an electrically-conductive cylinder disposed on the perpendicular axis inside the ring array to provide a high degree of isolation between the transmit and receive antenna elements. The system may be configured for wireless communications, for example, according to WIFI IEEE standard 802.11 or WIMAX IEEE standard 802.16.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Alan J. Fenn, Peter T. Hurst, Jeffrey S. Herd, Kenneth E. Kolodziej, Leonard I. Parad, Hans Steyskal
  • Patent number: 8374702
    Abstract: A method and apparatus (100) of treating tissue adjacent a bodily conduit using thermotherapy, while preventing obstructions of the bodily conduit due to edema, includes injection of a drug-encapsulated within a heat-sensitive carrier, such as a liposome, within a region of tissue to be treated. The heat produced by the energy-emitting source (110) heats a portion of the tissue surrounding the bodily conduit to a temperature of approximately 43° C. for a time sufficient to destroy the heated portion of the tissue. In addition, the heat produced by the energy-emitting source (110) activates the heat-sensitive carrier to activate the release of the encapsulated drug and the drug targets the tissue to be heated. The focused energy of the energy-emitting source together with the compression acting on the target area can assist in delivering drugs to the target area so that a natural stent has a long term efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Medifocus, Inc.
    Inventors: John Mon, Alan J. Fenn
  • Publication number: 20120253099
    Abstract: A method and apparatus (100) of treating tissue adjacent a bodily conduit using thermotherapy, while preventing obstructions of the bodily conduit due to edema, includes injection of a drug-encapsulated within a heat-sensitive carrier, such as a liposome, within a region of tissue to be treated. The heat produced by the energy-emitting source (110) heats a portion of the tissue surrounding the bodily conduit to a temperature of approximately 43° C. for a time sufficient to destroy the heated portion of the tissue. In addition, the heat produced by the energy-emitting source (110) activates the heat-sensitive carrier to activate the release of the encapsulated drug and the drug targets the tissue to be heated. The focused energy of the energy-emitting source together with the compression acting on the target area can assist in delivering drugs to the target area so that a natural stent has a long term efficacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: John MON, Alan J. FENN
  • Patent number: 8224455
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of treating tissue adjacent a bodily conduit using thermotherapy, while preventing obstructions of the bodily conduit due to edema, includes injection of a drug-encapsulated within a heat-sensitive carrier, such as a liposome, within a region of tissue to be treated. The heat produced by the energy-emitting source heats a portion of the tissue surrounding the bodily conduit to a temperature of approximately 43° C. for a time sufficient to destroy the heated portion of the tissue. In addition, the heat produced by the energy-emitting source activates the heat-sensitive carrier to activate the release of the encapsulated drug and the drug targets the tissue to be heated. The focused energy of the energy-emitting source together with the compression acting on the target area can assist in delivering drugs to the target area so that a natural stent has a long term efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: John Mon, Alan J. Fenn
  • Publication number: 20110212027
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for releasing a releasable species from an article using an external trigger, for example, using microwave radiation or other forms of radiation, e.g., radiofrequency radiation. Such systems and methods may be useful, for example, in biological applications (e.g., as an implant within a subject), industrial applications, commercial applications, or the like. One aspect of the invention is generally directed to an article containing a radiation-sensitive polymer or other radiation-sensitive material. Exposure of the radiation- sensitive material to radiation such as microwave and/or radiofrequency radiation may cause the material to increase in temperature. This increase in temperature may be used, in some cases, to cause the release of a drug or other releasable species from the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicants: CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION D/B/A
    Inventors: Todd R. Hoare, Daniel S. Kohane, Alan J. Fenn, William L. Neeley, Robert S. Langer
  • Publication number: 20110034976
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of treating tissue adjacent a bodily conduit using thermotherapy, while preventing obstructions of the bodily conduit due to edema, includes injection of a drug-encapsulated within a heat-sensitive carrier, such as a liposome, within a region of tissue to be treated. The heat produced by the energy-emitting source heats a portion of the tissue surrounding the bodily conduit to a temperature of approximately 43° C. for a time sufficient to destroy the heated portion of the tissue. In addition, the heat produced by the energy-emitting source activates the heat-sensitive carrier to activate the release of the encapsulated drug and the drug targets the tissue to be heated. The focused energy of the energy-emitting source together with the compression acting on the target area can assist in delivering drugs to the target area so that a natural stent has a long term efficacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: JOHN Mon, Alan J. Fenn
  • Patent number: 7833220
    Abstract: A method and apparatus (100) of treating tissue adjacent a bodily conduit using thermotherapy, while preventing obstructions of the bodily conduit due to edema, includes injection of a drug-encapsulated within a heat-sensitive carrier, such as a liposome, within a region of tissue to be treated. The heat produced by the energy-emitting source (110) heats a portion of the tissue surrounding the bodily conduit to a temperature of approximately 43° C. for a time sufficient to destroy the heated portion of the tissue. In addition, the heat produced by the energy-emitting source (110) activates the heat-sensitive carrier to activate the release of the encapsulated drug and the drug targets the tissue to be heated. The focused energy of the energy-emitting source together with the compression acting on the target area can assist in delivering drugs to the target area so that a natural stent has a long term efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: John Mon, Alan J. Fenn
  • Patent number: 6807446
    Abstract: A monopole phased array thermotherapy applicator radiating radiofrequency energy for inducing a temperature rise in a target within a body includes a plurality of monopole elements each for transmitting electric-field radiation; a metallic waveguide with an RF reflecting ground plane surface with a plurality of circular holes for mounting the monopole elements where the metallic waveguide forms an aperture for receiving a body to be treated; a waveform generator providing a source of electric field coupled to each monopole radiating element through a respective phase and power weighting network; at least one electric field probe positioned on a skin surface of the body for detecting electric field radiation from the plurality of monopole elements; and a controller circuit coupled to the electric field probe received feedback signals to adjust the phase and power delivered to the plurality of monopole elements so that one or more adaptive nulls are formed on the surface of the body and a focus is formed at the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Celsion Corporation
    Inventors: Alan J. Fenn, John Mon, Dennis Smith