Patents by Inventor Alexandra May

Alexandra May 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: 20220080095
    Abstract: A system for lung assist includes a plurality of fiber bundle sections. Each of the fiber bundle sections includes a fiber bundle housing defining a fiber bundle compartment therein and a fiber bundle positioned within the fiber bundle compartment. The fiber bundle includes a plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers configured to permit diffusion of gas between blood and an interior of the plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers. The plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers is positioned such that blood flows around the plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers when flowing through the fiber bundle compartment. Each fiber bundle is different in at least one property from each other fiber bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: William J. Federspiel, Shalv Madhani, Ryan A. Orizondo, Peter Drew Wearden, Brian Joseph Frankowski, Alexandra May, Gregory Burgreen
  • Publication number: 20210077706
    Abstract: A system for lung assist includes a plurality of fiber bundle sections which includes a fiber bundle housing defining a fiber bundle compartment with a fiber bundle positioned within. The fiber bundle includes a plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers. The fiber bundle housing further includes a gas inlet in fluid connection with the fiber bundle housing and in fluid connection with inlets of the plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers, a gas outlet in fluid connection with the housing and in fluid connection with outlets of the plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers, and a blood outlet in fluid connection with a first end of the fiber bundle. The system further includes a base section including a housing including a pressurizing compartment, a pressurizing mechanism within the pressurizing compartment, a blood inlet in fluid connection with the pressurizing compartment and a conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: University of Pittsburgh - Of theCommonwealth System of Higher Education, Mississippi State University
    Inventors: William J. Federspiel, Shalv Madhani, Ryan A. Orizondo, Peter Drew Wearden, Brian Joseph Frankowski, Alexandra May, Gregory Burgreen