Patents by Inventor Benjamin Sullivan

Benjamin Sullivan 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: 20240158103
    Abstract: Spacecraft servicing devices or pods and related methods may include a body configured to be deployed from a host spacecraft at a location adjacent a target spacecraft and at least one spacecraft servicing component configured to perform at least one servicing operation on the target spacecraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: James Garret Nicholson, Daniel Carl Treachler, Oliver Benjamin Ortiz, James Dulin Reavill, Benjamin Michael Hekman, Robert Bryan Sullivan, Carlos Guillermo Niederstrasser, Mark Lieberbaum, Michael Joseph Glogowski, William A. Llorens, Kenneth Siu-Kin Chow, Peter Michael Cipollo
  • Publication number: 20240129319
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products that provide for an improved, more efficient, and more stable system of networked computing devices. The embodiments disclose an apparatus and system that enable client devices to selectively grant to third party applications permissions to access group-based communication objects of a group-based communication system. The apparatus and system further enable client devices to selectively grant to third party applications permissions to take specific actions with regards to the group-based communication objects within the system. To accomplish the improvements, the disclosed systems, apparatuses, and computing devices maintain a record of the permissions granted to third party applications in a permissions table stored in a computer storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Meagan Gamache, Diogenes Brito, Buster Benson, Kefan Xie, Paul Matthew Jennings, Christopher Sullivan, Benjamin William Scholey Redman
  • Publication number: 20240065543
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for measurement of the osmotic pressure of fluids and, more particularly, to improving the measurement accuracy and precision of the osmolarity of the tear film. The approaches described herein improves upon the existing art of tear film osmometry to provide better performance in the presence of environmental instability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Benjamin SULLIVAN, Steve ZMINA
  • Patent number: 11841280
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to mapping a plurality of temperatures across an area. One example provides a temperature sensing device including a flexible support and a temperature sensing structure having a plurality of individually readable temperature sensing junctions. The temperature sensing structure includes a line of a first conductive material extending across an area of the support, and a plurality of lines of a second conductive material each intersecting the line of the first junction material at a corresponding sensing junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Sullivan, Siyuan Ma, James David Holbery, Collin Alexander Ladd, Kelly Marie Bogan
  • Patent number: 11536707
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for analyzing small volumes of fluidic samples, as a non-limiting example, less than twenty microliters are provided. The devices are configured to make a first sample reading, for example, measure an energy property of the fluid sample, for example, osmolality, make a second sample reading, for example, detecting the presence or concentration of one or more analytes in the fluid sample, or make both the first sample reading and the second sample reading, for example, measuring the energy property of the fluid sample as well as detecting the presence or concentration of one or more analytes in the fluid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: TEARLAB RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Sullivan, Steve Zmina, Melissa Lee, Brandon Westerberg, Matthew Daniel Solomon, Christian Potzner, Sebastiaan Garst, Matthew Springer, Jason Hayes, Peter Munster, Erol Craig Harvey, Michael Wilkinson, Joanna Slowinska, Derek Lee, Peter Van Ruijven
  • Publication number: 20220332839
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of using PRG4 glycoprotein, also known as lubricin, to treat or prevent cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Shirin Bonni, Anusi Sarkar, Tannin Schmidt, Benjamin Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20220307066
    Abstract: The disclosure addresses methods, compositions, and kits used to detect or quantify polymerase inhibitors in biological samples. The polymerase inhibitors can be therapeutic agents, or metabolites thereof, that have been administered to a subject as part of, for example, antiretroviral therapy (ART) or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to address potential infections by, e.g., retroviruses such as HIV and other viruses reliant on reverse transcription. These methods, compositions, and kits can be applied to monitor a subject's compliance with the indicated therapies and can inform potential adjustments to the therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: University of Washington, The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Ayokunle Olanrewaju, Paul Drain, Jonathan Posner, Derin Sevenler, Benjamin Sullivan, Andrew Bender, Jane Zhang, Rebecca Sandlin
  • Patent number: 11401632
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that relate to electronically functional textile articles. One example provides a knitted textile article comprising a first conductive thread and a second conductive thread knit into the article in such a manner as to form a conductive junction separated by a gap. The knitted textile article further comprises a knitted surface texture feature formed at a location that defines an opening over the gap, and an electronic component connecting the gap to form a circuit with the first conductive thread and the second conductive thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Marie Bogan, James David Holbery, Siyuan Ma, Benjamin Sullivan, Don Pasindu Vijai Lugoda
  • Patent number: 11213566
    Abstract: Provided herein is a pharmaceutical or oral care product for treating or preventing oral diseases that is prepared with proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) as an active ingredient, the preparing method thereof and the use thereof in manufacturing medicaments or oral care products for treating or preventing oral diseases and maintenance of oral health. PRG4 may have efficacy in maintaining oral health and treating or preventing oral disease. This secreted glycoprotein, which is also called lubricin and superficial zone protein, is known to protect against frictional forces, cell adhesion and protein deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: LUBRIS LLC
    Inventors: Edward R. Truitt, III, Benjamin Sullivan, Nicholas Tennison
  • Publication number: 20210251338
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for the modulation of appearance or material properties within items of apparel or equipment. Also provided herein are design articles having alterable designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Nicole Justis Truitt, Benjamin Sullivan, Zeyad Moussa, Daniel Kincade
  • Publication number: 20210169990
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition, and methods of use thereof, for treating ocular boundary deficiency, symptoms associated therewith, or an undesired condition that is associated with or causes ocular boundary deficiency at the ocular surface. The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention comprises a human PRG4 protein, a lubricant fragment, homolog, or isoform thereof, suspended in an ophthalmically acceptable balanced salt solution. The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention may also comprise one or more ophthalmically acceptable agents selected from the group consisting of an ophthalmically acceptable demulcent, excipient, astringent, vasoconstrictor, emollient, sodium hyaluronate, hyaluronic acid, and surface active phospholipids, in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier for topical administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Sullivan, Tannin A. Schmidt, David A. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20210172809
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to mapping a plurality of temperatures across an area. One example provides a temperature sensing device including a flexible support and a temperature sensing structure having a plurality of individually readable temperature sensing junctions. The temperature sensing structure includes a line of a first conductive material extending across an area of the support, and a plurality of lines of a second conductive material each intersecting the line of the first junction material at a corresponding sensing junction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin SULLIVAN, Siyuan MA, James David HOLBERY, Collin Alexander LADD, Kelly Marie BOGAN
  • Patent number: 10935436
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to mapping a plurality of temperatures across an area. One example provides a temperature sensing device including a flexible support and a temperature sensing structure having a plurality of individually readable temperature sensing junctions. The temperature sensing structure includes a line of a first conductive material extending across an area of the support, and a plurality of lines of a second conductive material each intersecting the line of the first junction material at a corresponding sensing junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Sullivan, Siyuan Ma, James David Holbery, Collin Alexander Ladd, Kelly Marie Bogan
  • Publication number: 20200368328
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition, and methods of use thereof, for treating ocular boundary deficiency, symptoms associated therewith, or an undesired condition that is associated with or causes ocular boundary deficiency at the ocular surface. The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention comprises a human PRG4 protein, a lubricant fragment, homolog, or isoform thereof, suspended in an ophthalmically acceptable balanced salt solution. The pharmaceutical composition of the present invention may also comprise one or more ophthalmically acceptable agents selected from the group consisting of an ophthalmically acceptable demulcent, excipient, astringent, vasoconstrictor, emollient, sodium hyaluronate, hyaluronic acid, and surface active phospholipids, in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier for topical administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Sullivan, Tannin A. Schmidt, David A. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10772197
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to electronically functional yarns. One example provides an electronically functional yarn comprising a core, a sheath at least partially surrounding the core, and an electronic circuit formed on the core. The circuit includes three or more control lines and more than three diode-containing circuit elements controllable by the three or more control lines, each circuit element being controllable via a corresponding set of two of the three or more control lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James David Holbery, Don Pasindu Vijai Lugoda, Kelly Marie Bogan, Siyuan Ma, Benjamin Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10690829
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to using optical fibers in a textile to channel light from a light source to various exit locations within the textile. One example provides an optical device, comprising a light source, an optical fiber extending from the light source, the optical fiber configured to conduct light received from the light source via internal reflection, and a plurality of individually controllable light-emitting locations disposed along the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: James David Holbery, Siyuan Ma, Kelly Marie Bogan, Benjamin Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10500250
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods involving the use of PRG4 protein, also known as lubricin, to mechanically inhibit biological processes involving cell motility and adhesion. The methods and compositions may be used to develop a variety of specific therapies and compositions, often exploited through surgical procedures, where development of the pathology involves one or more of the following modes of action: 1) the passage of cells from one body compartment to another, 2) adherence of macrophages to substrates such as fibrin or exposed extra cellular matrix, 3) binding of platelets to fibrin, or 4) failure of function of the glycocalyx on exposed epithelial cell surfaces, e.g., within the vasculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Lubris LLC
    Inventors: Gregory D. Jay, Tannin Schmidt, Benjamin Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10500251
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods involving the use of PRG4 protein, also known as lubricin, to mechanically inhibit biological processes involving cell motility and adhesion. The methods and compositions may be used to develop a variety of specific therapies and compositions, often exploited through surgical procedures, where development of the pathology involves one or more of the following modes of action: 1) the passage of cells from one body compartment to another, 2) adherence of macrophages to substrates such as fibrin or exposed extra cellular matrix, 3) binding of platelets to fibrin, or 4) failure of function of the glycocalyx on exposed epithelial cell surfaces, e.g., within the vasculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Lubris LLC
    Inventors: Gregory D. Jay, Tannin Schmidt, Benjamin Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190327832
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to electronically functional yarns. One example provides an electronically functional yarn comprising a core, a sheath at least partially surrounding the core, and an electronic circuit formed on the core. The circuit includes three or more control lines and more than three diode-containing circuit elements controllable by the three or more control lines, each circuit element being controllable via a corresponding set of two of the three or more control lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James David HOLBERY, Don Pasindu Vijai LUGODA, Kelly Marie BOGAN, Siyuan MA, Benjamin SULLIVAN
  • Publication number: 20190242036
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that relate to electronically functional textile articles. One example provides a knitted textile article comprising a first conductive thread and a second conductive thread knit into the article in such a manner as to form a conductive junction separated by a gap. The knitted textile article further comprises a knitted surface texture feature formed at a location that defines an opening over the gap, and an electronic component connecting the gap to form a circuit with the first conductive thread and the second conductive thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Marie BOGAN, James David HOLBERY, Siyuan MA, Benjamin SULLIVAN, Don Pasindu Vijai LUGODA