Patents by Inventor Brian E. Lin

Brian E. Lin 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: 11471275
    Abstract: Sensor-integrated prosthetic valves that can comprise a variety of features, including a plurality of valve leaflets, a frame assembly configured to support the plurality of valve leaflets and define a plurality of commissure supports terminating at an outflow end of the prosthetic valve, a sensor device associated with the frame assembly and configured to generate a sensor signal, for example, a sensor signal indicating deflection of one or more of the plurality of commissure supports, and a transmitter assembly configured to receive the sensor signal from the sensor device and wirelessly transmit a transmission signal that is based at least in part on the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Salvador Marquez, Da-Yu Chang, Cindy Woo, Hao-Chung Yang, Lynn T. Dang, Javier A. Sanguinetti, Alexander H. Siemons, Yaron Keidar, Virginia Qi Lin, Brian S. Conklin, Donald E. Bobo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220289879
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymers comprising: one or more that include 1) at least 11 wt % 4 substituted 1,4 hexadiene and less than 20 wt % 5-methyl-1,4-hexadiene, based upon the weight of the polymer, and 2) optionally, one or more olefins; and processes to produces such polymers using metallocene or post-metallocene catalyst compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Alex E. Carpenter, Tzu-Pin Lin, Brian J. Rohde, Sarah J. Mattler, Nikola S. Lambic, Hsu Chiang, Peijun Jiang, Irene C. Cai, Gursu Culcu, Jarod M. Younker
  • Publication number: 20220241449
    Abstract: Closure mechanisms for closing and sealing sterilization containers and indicators for indicating the seal integrity sterilization containers are provided. For example, a container closure mechanism may be configured to distribute a closure force along a gasket to seal a container lid to a container body. Further, a seal indicator may visibly indicate at the container exterior whether the container is sufficiently sealed to prevent an ingress of contaminants into the container. If the container is sufficiently sealed, the seal indicator is a first state, and if the sterilization container is not sufficiently sealed, the seal indicator is in a second state. Thus, the seal indicator undergoes a state change when the sterilization container transitions from unsealed to sealed or from sealed to unsealed, such that a user can ascertain whether the container is properly sealed to maintain sterility or whether the seal and sterility of the container have been compromised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Brian E. Lin, Joseph D. Hurdle, Sharon Shuh-Shin Chang, Anthony Stephen Spencer, Prasad Shrikrishna Potnis
  • Patent number: 11338051
    Abstract: Closure mechanisms for closing and sealing sterilization containers and indicators for indicating the seal integrity sterilization containers are provided. For example, a container closure mechanism may be configured to distribute a closure force along a gasket to seal a container lid to a container body. Further, a seal indicator may visibly indicate at the container exterior whether the container is sufficiently sealed to prevent an ingress of contaminants into the container. If the container is sufficiently sealed, the seal indicator is a first state, and if the sterilization container is not sufficiently sealed, the seal indicator is in a second state. Thus, the seal indicator undergoes a state change when the sterilization container transitions from unsealed to sealed or from sealed to unsealed, such that a user can ascertain whether the container is properly sealed to maintain sterility or whether the seal and sterility of the container have been compromised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: O&M Haylard, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Lin, Joseph D. Hurdle, Sharon Shuh-Shin Chang, Anthony Stephen Spencer, Prasad Shrikrishna Potnis
  • Patent number: 11229251
    Abstract: A wettable SMS material for personal protective equipment, such as a SMS fabric that has been treated to improve the wettability and absorbency properties of the SMS fabric is provided. A treated SMS fabric for personal protective equipment can retain its durability, breathability, and comfort, and may also provide the fabric with wettability and absorption properties. An article for personal protective equipment formed from a wettable SMS fabric is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Lin, Margaret A. Howell
  • Publication number: 20210169158
    Abstract: A folded article formed from a protective garment, and a method of folding a protective garment to prepare the garment for donning, expose sleeve openings of the garment for ease of donning. The protective garment is folded into a folded article that is configured to be grasped by an inner surface of the garment and prevent touching the outer surface of the garment during donning. Thus, the sterility of the protective garment can be maintained during donning. The protective garment may further include a hood and visor, and the folded article formed from the protective garment may have the same size and shape as the visor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Namita A. Mithani, Brian E. Lin, Samuel G. Israel
  • Patent number: 10993494
    Abstract: A head cover that can be worn by health care professionals is provided. The head cover includes a surgical cap portion and a bouffant cap portion. The surgical cap portion includes a top surface and a side panel secured to the top surface via a seam. Further, the bouffant cap portion is secured to a rear portion of the side panel, where the bouffant cap portion is maintained against the rear portion of the side panel in an undeployed state and is deployable from the rear portion of the side panel to contain a wearer's hair. As such, the head cover enables a wearer to secure his or her hair inside the bouffant cap as needed, yet bouffant cap portion does not cover the wearer's entire head, which minimizes the amount of heat that is trapped within the head cover and increases the level of comfort for the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie V. Teat, Kun-Chi Wu, Patrick F. Elliott, Brian E. Lin, Mary Rachel Taylor Henderson, Matthew G. Weatherly, Peymaun Ghafouri-Kia, Ann Shupe, Karen Duncan
  • Patent number: 10940225
    Abstract: Sterilization packaging systems with features for sealing a volume against an ingress of contaminants are provided. Such features include a sealing assembly including a gasket and a sheet of filter material. The sealing assembly seals a lid to a seal rim of a base. The gasket has an upper surface, outer edge, and inner edge. The upper surface of the gasket comprises a first row of alternating protrusions and indentations and a second row of alternating protrusions and indentations that define a channel therebetween. The sheet of filter material extends from an inner edge of the gasket. The gasket completely surrounds the sheet of filter material, wherein the indentations and channel facilitate delivery of a sterilization agent through the filter material. A sterilization assembly including a lid having a plurality of protrusions in its upper surface in conjunction with a gasket having a smooth upper surface is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony S. Spencer, Prasad S. Potnis, Christena K. Nash, Kun-Chi Wu, Brian E. Lin, Sharon S. Chang
  • Publication number: 20200383741
    Abstract: A pocket and drape system which provides multiple (e.g., at least two) sterile fields and the methodology for employing said pocket and drape system is provided. The system includes a base drape material having an upper edge, lower edge, first side edge, and second side edge to define a perimeter, where the base drape material also includes a first (outer) surface and a second (inner) surface. A first zone of pockets is present on a portion of the first surface and a second zone of pockets present on a portion of the second surface. The manner in which the base drape material is folded at first and second longitudinal fold lines and first and second transverse fold lines during assembly (e.g., prior to sterilization) maintains the sterility of the first zone of pockets and the second zone of pockets until each zone is ready for use during a medical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Brian E. Lin, Ann Dine
  • Publication number: 20200359720
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for sealing an interface are provided. For example, a protective guard is provided for sealing an interface. The protective guard comprises a body comprising a fluid impervious material and proximal and distal segments that may comprise a superabsorbent or a non-superabsorbent material. The proximal and distal segments are positioned on first and second sides, respectively, of the interface. The protective guard extends about the interface to create a fluid barrier. In some embodiments, the non-superabsorbent material may be an elastic material, such as an elastic band, and in particular embodiments, the non-superabsorbent material may be nitrile. In further embodiments, the non-superabsorbent material may be an expandable material that expands upon contact or interaction with a fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Prasad S. Potnis, Christena K. Nash, Dennis Joseph, Brian E. Lin, Namita A. Mithani
  • Publication number: 20200268922
    Abstract: Sterilization packaging systems with features for sealing a volume against an ingress of contaminants are provided. Such features include a sealing assembly including a gasket and a sheet of filter material. The sealing assembly seals a lid to a seal rim of a base. The gasket has an upper surface, outer edge, and inner edge. The upper surface of the gasket comprises a first row of alternating protrusions and indentations and a second row of alternating protrusions and indentations that define a channel therebetween. The sheet of filter material extends from an inner edge of the gasket. The gasket completely surrounds the sheet of filter material, wherein the indentations and channel facilitate delivery of a sterilization agent through the filter material. A sterilization assembly including a lid having a plurality of protrusions in its upper surface in conjunction with a gasket having a smooth upper surface is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony S. Spencer, Prasad S. Potnis, Christena K. Nash, Kun-Chi Wu, Brian E. Lin, Sharon S. Chang
  • Patent number: 10721985
    Abstract: A head cover that can be worn by health care professionals is provided. The head cover includes an anterior portion with a height h, a posterior portion with a height h2, at least one side portion or panel which may be shaped and sized so as to connect the anterior portion of the head cover and the posterior portion of the head cover, and where the at least one side portion has a contoured section t that forms all or a portion of a bottom edge of the side portion and that is shaped and sized so as to cover the ears, scalp, and sideburns of a user as required by AORN guidelines while also remaining clear of a user's eyes and field of vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Lin, Margaret A. Howell
  • Patent number: 10688212
    Abstract: Sterilization packaging systems with features for sealing a volume against an ingress of contaminants are provided. Such features include a sealing assembly including a gasket and a sheet of filter material. The sealing assembly seals a lid to a seal rim of a base. The gasket has an upper surface, outer edge, and inner edge. The upper surface of the gasket comprises a first row of alternating protrusions and indentations and a second row of alternating protrusions and indentations that define a channel therebetween. The sheet of filter material extends from an inner edge of the gasket. The gasket completely surrounds the sheet of filter material, wherein the indentations and channel facilitate delivery of a sterilization agent through the filter material. A sterilization assembly including a lid having a plurality of protrusions in its upper surface in conjunction with a gasket having a smooth upper surface is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony S. Spencer, Prasad S. Potnis, Christena K. Nash, Kun-Chi Wu, Brian E. Lin, Sharon S. Chang
  • Publication number: 20200147250
    Abstract: Closure mechanisms for closing and sealing sterilization containers and indicators for indicating the seal integrity sterilization containers are provided. For example, a container closure mechanism may be configured to distribute a closure force along a gasket to seal a container lid to a container body. Further, a seal indicator may visibly indicate at the container exterior whether the container is sufficiently sealed to prevent an ingress of contaminants into the container. If the container is sufficiently sealed, the seal indicator is a first state, and if the sterilization container is not sufficiently sealed, the seal indicator is in a second state. Thus, the seal indicator undergoes a state change when the sterilization container transitions from unsealed to sealed or from sealed to unsealed, such that a user can ascertain whether the container is properly sealed to maintain sterility or whether the seal and sterility of the container have been compromised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Brian E. Lin, Joseph D. Hurdle, Sharon Shuh-Shin Chang, Anthony Stephen Spencer, Prasad Shrikrishna Potnis
  • Publication number: 20200114032
    Abstract: Sterilization packaging systems with features for sealing a volume against an ingress of contaminants are provided. Such features include a sealing assembly including a gasket and a sheet of filter material. The sealing assembly seals a lid to a seal rim of a base. The gasket has an upper surface, outer edge, and inner edge. The upper surface of the gasket comprises a first row of alternating protrusions and indentations and a second row of alternating protrusions and indentations that define a channel therebetween. The sheet of filter material extends from an inner edge of the gasket. The gasket completely surrounds the sheet of filter material, wherein the indentations and channel facilitate delivery of a sterilization agent through the filter material. A sterilization assembly including a lid having a plurality of protrusions in its upper surface in conjunction with a gasket having a smooth upper surface is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony S. Spencer, Prasad S. Potnis, Christena K. Nash, Kun-Chi Wu, Brian E. Lin, Sharon S. Chang
  • Publication number: 20200060359
    Abstract: A personal protection and ventilation system is provided. The system includes a gown having front and rear panels, a hood, and visor; a fan; an air tube; and a helmet. The fan is positioned between the wearer and a body-facing surface of the rear panel. The front panel and at least a portion of the hood are formed from a first material including a first spunbond layer, a spunbond-meltblown-spunbond laminate, and a liquid impervious elastic film disposed therebetween. The first material has an air volumetric flow rate of less than about 1 standard cubic feet per minute (scfm). The rear panel is formed from a second material including a nonwoven laminate having an air volumetric flow rate of about 20 scfm to about 80 scfm. Therefore, the fan is able to intake a sufficient amount of air from the environment through the rear panel to provide cooling/ventilation to the hood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jerald T. Jascomb, Brian E. Lin, Dennis Joseph, Prasad S. Potnis, Brian M. Collins, Namita A. Mithani
  • Publication number: 20200060375
    Abstract: A personal protection and ventilation system is provided. The system includes a gown having front and rear panels, a hood, and visor; a fan; an air tube; and a helmet. The fan is positioned between the wearer and a body-facing surface of the rear panel. The front panel and at least a portion of the hood are formed from a first material including a first spunbond layer, a spunbond-meltblown-spunbond laminate, and a liquid impervious elastic film disposed therebetween. The first material has an air volumetric flow rate of less than about 1 standard cubic feet per minute (scfm). The rear panel is formed from a second material including a nonwoven laminate having an air volumetric flow rate of about 20 scfm to about 80 scfm. Therefore, the fan is able to intake a sufficient amount of air from the environment through the rear panel to provide cooling/ventilation to the hood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jerald T. Jascomb, Brian E. Lin, Dennis Joseph, Prasad S. Potnis, Brian M. Collins, Namita A. Mithani
  • Publication number: 20200054088
    Abstract: A head cover that can be worn by health care professionals is provided. The head cover includes an anterior portion with a height h, a posterior portion with a height h2, at least one side portion or panel which may be shaped and sized so as to connect the anterior portion of the head cover and the posterior portion of the head cover, and where the at least one side portion has a contoured section t that forms all or a portion of a bottom edge of the side portion and that is shaped and sized so as to cover the ears, scalp, and sideburns of a user as required by AORN guidelines while also remaining clear of a user's eyes and field of vision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Brian E. Lin, Margaret A. Howell
  • Publication number: 20200054085
    Abstract: A wettable SMS material for personal protective equipment, such as a SMS fabric that has been treated to improve the wettability and absorbency properties of the SMS fabric is provided. A treated SMS fabric for personal protective equipment can retain its durability, breathability, and comfort, and may also provide the fabric with wettability and absorption properties. An article for personal protective equipment formed from a wettable SMS fabric is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Brian E. Lin, Margaret A. Howell
  • Patent number: D877462
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie V. Teat, Kun-Chi Wu, Patrick F. Elliott, Brian E. Lin, Mary Rachel Taylor Henderson, Matthew G. Weatherly, Ann Shupe, Karen Duncan