Patents by Inventor Anthony B. Brennan

Anthony B. Brennan 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: 11077270
    Abstract: An article includes a path that extends across at least a portion of a surface of the article, the path being defined by at least one channel that traverses at least a portion of the surface or a first plurality of spaced features disposed on or in at least a portion of the surface. The first plurality of spaced features are arranged in a plurality of groupings. The groupings of features comprise repeat units, where the spaced features within a grouping are spaced apart at an average distance of about 1 nanometer to about 500 micrometers to define a path that traverses the plurality of spaced features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC., SHARKLET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Chelsea Marie Magin, Shravanthi T. Reddy, Anthony B. Brennan, Rhea Marie May, Ethan Eugene Mann, Michael Ryan Mettetal
  • Publication number: 20210220107
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are patterns and pattern distributions that reduce gloss and glare in surfaces that are textured. Patterns of different sizes and orientations are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Anthony B. Brennan, Ryan Eugene Stoneberg, Kevin Lee Ballard
  • Publication number: 20200238598
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising transporting a conduit and a template through a guide tube; the template being disposed on an outer surface of the conduit between the conduit and the guide tube; and transferring a texture from the template to the conduit as the conduit and the template are transported through the guide tube. Disclosed herein too is an apparatus comprising a guide tube; the guide tube being operative to facilitate a transfer of a pattern from a template to a conduit; a first feed spool and a first take-up spool for feeding the conduit through the guide tube and for taking up the conduit after it has travelled through the guide tube respectively; and a second feed spool and a second take-up spool for feeding the template through the guide tube and for taking up the template after it has travelled through the guide tube respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony B. Brennan, Ryan Stoneberg, Walter Scott Thielman
  • Patent number: 10625465
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising transporting a conduit and a template through a guide tube; the template being disposed on an outer surface of the conduit between the conduit and the guide tube; and transferring a texture from the template to the conduit as the conduit and the template are transported through the guide tube. Disclosed herein too is an apparatus comprising a guide tube; the guide tube being operative to facilitate a transfer of a pattern from a template to a conduit; a first feed spool and a first take-up spool for feeding the conduit through the guide tube and for taking up the conduit after it has travelled through the guide tube respectively; and a second feed spool and a second take-up spool for feeding the template through the guide tube and for taking up the template after it has travelled through the guide tube respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: SHARKLET TECHNOLOGIES, INC., UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony B. Brennan, Ryan Stoneberg, Walter Scott Thielman
  • Publication number: 20200078160
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a vascular graft comprising disposing cells of a first cell type on a core having a textured surface, wherein the textured surface comprises a plurality of spaced features, the spaced features being arranged in a plurality of groupings, the groupings of spaced features being arranged with respect to one another so as to define a tortuous path when viewed in a first direction; growing the cells to form a primary cell-seeded construct, wherein the primary cell-seeded construct has a textured inner surface that is a negative image of the textured surface of the core; contacting the primary cell-seeded construct with a second cell type to form a secondary cell-seeded construct; and removing the core to produce the vascular graft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Chelsea Marie Magin, Anthony B. Brennan
  • Publication number: 20200054875
    Abstract: Tissue-engineered nerve scaffolds, articles for up-selecting desired cell proliferation and down-selecting undesired cell proliferation, and methods of manufacturing the same are provided. The tissue-engineered nerve scaffold includes a hydrogel having a surface. The surface has a topography including a micropattern defined by a plurality of spaced features attached to or projected into the hydrogel. The micropattern facilitates attachment and alignment of neural cells and reduces attachment and alignment of cells associated with scar-tissue formation and encapsulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Sahba MOBINI, Christine E. SCHMIDT, Anthony B. BRENNAN, Cary A. KULIASHA, Jack JUDY
  • Publication number: 20190161627
    Abstract: Directed bioadhesion coatings, methods of forming directed bioadhesion coatings, and methods of directing bioadhesion are provided. In particular, methods of forming directed bioadhesion coatings include providing a substrate having a graft monomer layer on a surface thereof, selectively removing discrete portions of the graft monomer layer to expose the substrate surface, polymerizing any remaining portions of the graft monomer layer via reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) polymerization with a RAFT chain transfer agent to form a plurality of graft polymers, and simultaneously with polymerizing the remaining graft monomer layer, grafting the plurality of graft polymers to the substrate to form a chemical pattern on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony B. BRENNAN, Cary A. KULIASHA
  • Publication number: 20190070774
    Abstract: An article has a curved surface. Disposed upon the curved surface is a plurality of patterns. Each pattern is defined by a plurality of spaced apart features attached to or projected into the curved surface. The plurality of features each have at least one neighboring feature having a substantially different geometry, wherein an average spacing between adjacent features is about 1 nanometer and about 1 millimeter in at least a portion of the curved surface. The plurality of spaced apart features are represented by a periodic function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth K. Chung, Anthony B. Brennan, Joseph W. Bagan, Mark M. Spiecker
  • Patent number: 10221274
    Abstract: Disclosed herein a composition comprising a urethane of the FIG. 3; where hydroxyl or amine linkages on the urethane of the FIG. 3 are functionalized with molecules that contain fluorine atoms, phosphorus atoms, sulfur atoms, unsaturated carboxylic acids, derivatives of unsaturated carboxylic acids, or combinations thereof. Disclosed herein too is a composition comprising a urethane of the FIG. 3; where hydroxyl or amine linkages of the urethane of the FIG. 3 are functionalized with molecules that contain fluorine atoms, phosphorus atoms, sulfur atoms, unsaturated carboxylic acids, derivatives of unsaturated carboxylic acids, or combinations thereof; and a polymeric resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Anthony B. Brennan, Laura M. Villada, Canan Kizilkaya
  • Patent number: 10150245
    Abstract: An article has a curved surface. Disposed upon the curved surface is a plurality of patterns. Each pattern is defined by a plurality of spaced apart features attached to or projected into the curved surface. The plurality of features each have at least one neighboring feature having a substantially different geometry, wherein an average spacing between adjacent features is about 1 nanometer and about 1 millimeter in at least a portion of the curved surface. The plurality of spaced apart features are represented by a periodic function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth K. Chung, Anthony B. Brennan, Joseph W. Bagan, Mark M. Spiecker
  • Publication number: 20180228600
    Abstract: Generally, an intraocular implant having on the external surface a plurality of pattern surface elements disposed in spaced apart relation defining a tortuous pathway adapted to control a flow of fluid or a flow of particles suspended in a fluid or inhibit the growth or migration of cells is provided. In particular, an intraocular implant that is implanted between an intraocular lens and the surface of the posterior capsule of the eye inhibits growth or migration of residual lens epithelial cells after cataract surgery by providing structural barriers to reduce posterior capsule opacification of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicants: InSight Innovations, LLC, Sharklet Technologies, Inc., University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin H. CUEVAS, Shravanthi T. REDDY, Chelsea Marie MAGIN, Michael R. METTETAL, Anthony B. BRENNAN, Rhea Marie MAY, Ethan Eugene MANN
  • Publication number: 20180214600
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an article including a substrate having at least one surface that has a texture and a first type of growing cells, wherein an average length of features that form the texture is operative to facilitate cell growth, cell orientation, cell morphology and cell differentiation. Disclosed herein too is a method including forming a first layer of a polymeric material on at least one surface of a substrate; texturing the first layer to form a textured first layer; and forming a first type of growing cells on the textured first layer, wherein an average length of features that form the textured first layer is operative to facilitate cell growth, cell orientation, cell morphology and cell differentiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Chelsea Marie MAGIN, Anthony B. BRENNAN
  • Publication number: 20180186061
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising transporting a conduit and a template through a guide tube; the template being disposed on an outer surface of the conduit between the conduit and the guide tube; and transferring a texture from the template to the conduit as the conduit and the template are transported through the guide tube. Disclosed herein too is an apparatus comprising a guide tube; the guide tube being operative to facilitate a transfer of a pattern from a template to a conduit; a first feed spool and a first take-up spool for feeding the conduit through the guide tube and for taking up the conduit after it has travelled through the guide tube respectively; and a second feed spool and a second take-up spool for feeding the template through the guide tube and for taking up the template after it has travelled through the guide tube respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony B. Brennan, Ryan Stoneberg, Walter Scott Thielman
  • Publication number: 20180171157
    Abstract: An article has a surface topography for resisting bioadhesion of organisms and includes a base article having a surface. A composition of the surface includes a polymer. The surface has a topography comprising a pattern defined by a plurality of spaced apart features attached to or projected into the base article. The plurality of features each have at least one microscale dimension and at least one neighboring feature having a substantially different geometry, wherein neighboring patterns share a common feature. The surface has an optical transmission at 400 nm to 700 nm of equal to or greater than 70%. In one embodiment, the surface can comprise a coating layer disposed on the base article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION ,INC., SHARKLET TECHNOLOGIES , INC.
    Inventors: Chelsea Marie MAGIN, Shravanthi T. REDDY, Anthony B. BRENNAN
  • Patent number: 9943402
    Abstract: Generally, an intraocular implant having on the external surface a plurality of pattern surface elements disposed in spaced apart relation defining a tortuous pathway adapted to control a flow of fluid, or a flow of particles suspended in a fluid, or inhibits the growth or migration of cells. In particular, an intraocular implant which implanted between an intraocular lens and the surface of the posterior capsule of the eye inhibits growth or migration of residual lens epithelial cells after cataract surgery by providing structural barriers to reduce posterior capsule opacification of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: Insight Innovations, LLC, Sharklet Technologies, Inc., University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin H. Cuevas, Shravanthi T. Reddy, Chelsea Marie Magin, Michael R. Mettetal, Anthony B. Brennan, Rhea Marie May, Ethan Eugene Mann
  • Patent number: 9937655
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising transporting a conduit and a template through a guide tube; the template being disposed on an outer surface of the conduit between the conduit and the guide tube; and transferring a texture from the template to the conduit as the conduit and the template are transported through the guide tube. Disclosed herein too is an apparatus comprising a guide tube; the guide tube being operative to facilitate a transfer of a pattern from a template to a conduit; a first feed spool and a first take-up spool for feeding the conduit through the guide tube and for taking up the conduit after it has travelled through the guide tube respectively; and a second feed spool and a second take-up spool for feeding the template through the guide tube and for taking up the template after it has travelled through the guide tube respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth K. Chung, Anthony B. Brennan, Mark McCullough Spiecker, Ryan Stoneberg, Walter Scott Thielman, Shravanthi Reddy
  • Publication number: 20180078423
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multilayered wound dressing comprising a first layer; the first layer including channels that facilitate neovascularization of a wound; and a second layer in contact with the first layer, the second layer having the same or different chemical composition as the first layer; where the second layer comprises at least one surface that has a texture and the direction of the texture is operative to facilitate cell orientation and growth. A method includes forming a first layer of a polymeric material; forming a second layer of the same polymeric material as the first layer on the first layer; and forming a textured surface of the second layer of the same polymeric material as the first layer, the textured surface being operative to facilitate directional cell growth when used in a wound dressing, where the first layer and the second layer are formed using an additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Chelsea Marie MAGIN, Anthony B. BRENNAN, Bradley Jay WILLENBERG, Gregory Scott SCHULTZ, Dylan Burton NEALE
  • Publication number: 20170216543
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an article including a path that extends across at least a portion of a surface of the article, the path being defined by at least one channel that traverses at least a portion of the surface or a first plurality of spaced features disposed on or in at least a portion of the surface; the spaced features arranged in a plurality of groupings; the groupings of features comprising repeat units; the spaced features within a grouping being spaced apart at an average distance of about 1 nanometer to about 500 micrometers to define a path that traverses the plurality of spaced features; each feature having a surface that is substantially parallel to a surface on a neighboring feature; each feature being separated from its neighboring feature; the groupings of features being arranged with respect to one another so as to define a tortuous pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Chelsea Marie Magin, Shravanthi T. Reddy, Anthony B. Brennan, Rhea Marie May, Ethan Eugene Mann, Michael Ryan Mettetal
  • Publication number: 20170152338
    Abstract: Disclosed herein a composition comprising a urethane of the FIG. 3; where hydroxyl or amine linkages on the urethane of the FIG. 3 are functionalized with molecules that contain fluorine atoms, phosphorus atoms, sulfur atoms, unsaturated carboxylic acids, derivatives of unsaturated carboxylic acids, or combinations thereof. Disclosed herein too is a composition comprising a urethane of the FIG. 3; where hydroxyl or amine linkages of the urethane of the FIG. 3 are functionalized with molecules that contain fluorine atoms, phosphorus atoms, sulfur atoms, unsaturated carboxylic acids, derivatives of unsaturated carboxylic acids, or combinations thereof; and a polymeric resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony B. BRENNAN, Laura M. VILLADA, Canan KIZILKAYA
  • Publication number: 20170100332
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an article that includes a first plurality of spaced features. The spaced features are arranged in a plurality of groupings; the groupings of features include repeat units; the spaced features within a grouping are spaced apart at an average distance of about 1 nanometer to about 500 micrometers; each feature having a surface that is substantially parallel to a surface on a neighboring feature; each feature being separated from its neighboring feature; the groupings of features being arranged with respect to one another so as to define a tortuous pathway. The plurality of spaced features provide the article with an engineered roughness index of about 5 to about 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Leah Tonkin, Anthony B. Brennan, Shravanthi T. Reddy, Chelsea Marie Magin, Ethan Mann, Mark Spiecker, Bryce Stevenson