Patents by Inventor Brian Long

Brian Long 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: 20200214897
    Abstract: This disclosure includes wound dressings and systems with high-flow therapeutic gas sources for topical wound therapy and related methods. Some dressings, which are configured to be coupled to tissue to facilitate delivery of therapeutic gas to the tissue, comprise a manifold that defines a plurality of gas passageways, the manifold configured to allow communication of therapeutic gas to the tissue; and a gas-occlusive layer configured to be disposed over the manifold and coupled to the tissue such that an interior volume containing the manifold is defined between the gas-occlusive layer and the tissue and the gas- occlusive layer limits escape of therapeutic gas from the interior volume; wherein the gas- occlusive layer includes: a first opening configured to allow communication of therapeutic gas into the interior volume; and one or more second openings configured to allow communication of therapeutic gas out of the interior volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: KCI LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Alexander LONG, Christopher Brian LOCKE
  • Patent number: 10702337
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for treating pulmonary tissues via delivery of energy, generally characterized by high voltage pulses, to target tissue using a pulmonary tissue modification system (e.g., an energy delivery catheter system). Example pulmonary tissues include, without limitation, the epithelium (the goblet cells, ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelial cells, and basal cells), lamina propria, submucosa, submucosal glands, basement membrane, smooth muscle, cartilage, nerves, pathogens resident near or within the tissue, or a combination of any of these. The system may be used to treat a variety of pulmonary diseases or disorders such as or associated with COPD (e.g., chronic bronchitis, emphysema), asthma, interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), acute bronchitis and/or other pulmonary diseases or disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Galary, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Reuben Waldstreicher, William Sanford Krimsky, Denise Marie Zarins, Robert J. Beetel, III, Paul Brian Friedrichs, Kevin James Taylor, Roman Turovskiy, Gary L. Long
  • Publication number: 20200206036
    Abstract: Provided herein is a system and method for mitigating premature light deactivation of light deactivated adhesive drapes. One aspect provides a system comprising a drape, a photosensitive adhesive layer, and a release agent, where the system is adapted to be coupled to a tissue site and released therefrom upon or after exposure to an external stimulus such as certain wavelengths of light. The system may have a filter layer to prevent the photosensitive adhesive from being exposed to deactivation wavelengths prematurely. The filter layer may be printed directly onto the drape and may be removable after exposure to a solvent, such as isopropyl alcohol (IPA). The filter layer may also be a filter adhesive layer. Another aspect provides a method for application and removal of a drape using by removing one or more of the filter layer and/or the filter adhesive layer and applying light to the drape to deactivate the photosensitive adhesive layer and promote easy, clean, and less painful removal of the drape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: KCI LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Christopher Brian LOCKE, Justin Alexander LONG
  • Patent number: 10695228
    Abstract: A flexible dressing for applying to a tissue site for determining the extent of debridement required to remove non-viable tissue is disclosed. Some embodiments of the dressing may be in the form of a multi-layer drape having an integrated tissue viability indicator system. Some embodiments may also include a system of shapes or a grid pattern printed or embossed on a surface of the drape for providing guidance during an ensuing debridement or amputation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Alexander Long, Sandra Garcia-Osborne, Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke, Daniel W. Dekruif
  • Publication number: 20200173274
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for determining movement of a fluid into or out of a subsurface wellbore, to thereby enable accurate allocation of fluids being produced by or injected into each of several zones of the wellbore. A temperature change is effected in the fluid in a semi-continuous or pulsed manner at one or more locations in the wellbore. A temperature of the fluid is measured at one or more sensing locations downstream of the location of the temperature change. A time of flight model is used to determine, for a plurality of points of interest, a fluid flow direction, bulk flow rate and/or a cumulative flow rate contribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Brian C. Seabrook, Ted A. Long, Charles J. Mart
  • Patent number: 10673973
    Abstract: A single service proxy for requesting services from multiple different service vendors with different communication protocols. In this way, a single communication protocol can be used by a service consuming entity to request various services, through the multiple vendor proxy, from various vendors, with the multiple vendor proxy converting the requests into the communication protocol (for example, syntax) appropriate for the vendor from whom the service is being requested on behalf of the service consuming entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mirza Baig, Juan F. Vargas, Brian J. Snitzer, Jun Li Zhao, Yan Du, Li Long Chen
  • Publication number: 20200153288
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a wireless power transmitter in power communication with a power supply, and a wirelessly-powered electronic device powered by the wireless power transmitter. The wirelessly-powered electronic device includes a wireless power receiver and an electronic device in power communication with the wireless power receiver, and may further include an energy storage device. During operation, the transmitter transmits electromagnetic radiation to the receiver, which in turn converts the electromagnetic radiation to electricity that is utilized by the electronic device. In certain embodiments, the transmitter is provided as an infrared laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph W. Baumgarte, Brian C. Eickhoff, Scott Baxter, Joshua Long, Andrew Setter, Justin D. Seacat, Nicholas Upton, Madeline Ryals, Drew Locketz, Paul Avgerinos
  • Publication number: 20200121512
    Abstract: In some illustrative examples, a bridge suitable for treating a tissue site may include a bridge sealing member and one or more bridge wicking layers. The bridge sealing member may extend along a length of the bridge, and may define an internal passageway in fluid communication between a receiving end of the bridge and a transmitting end of the bridge. The one or more bridge wicking layers may be disposed within the internal passageway of the bridge sealing member. Other apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, Justin Alexander LONG, Benjamin LOCKE, Benjamin Andrew PRATT, Thomas Alan EDWARDS, Timothy Mark ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20200121511
    Abstract: In some illustrative examples, a bridge suitable for treating a tissue site may include a bridge sealing member and one or more bridge wicking layers. The bridge sealing member may extend along a length of the bridge, and may define an internal passageway in fluid communication between a receiving end of the bridge and a transmitting end of the bridge. The one or more bridge wicking layers may be disposed within the internal passageway of the bridge sealing member. Other apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, Justin Alexander LONG, Benjamin LOCKE, Benjamin Andrew PRATT, Thomas Alan EDWARDS, Timothy Mark ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20200123176
    Abstract: The present invention provides pyrimidinones that modulate the activity of phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks) and are useful in the treatment of diseases related to the activity of PI3Ks including, for example, inflammatory disorders, immune-based disorders, cancer, and other diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yun-Long Li, Brian W. Metcalf, Andrew P. Combs
  • Publication number: 20200085628
    Abstract: A method may include forming a mesh comprising a plurality of strands meshed together. Each of the plurality of strands may include a polymeric film. The method may include perforating the mesh to form a perforated mesh having one or more perforations. The method may further include texturing the perforated mesh to form at textured and perforated mesh having at least one of a dimple or a channel. A system may include a cover configured to form a seal over the tissue site. The system may also include a reduced-pressure source configured to provide reduced pressure through the cover at the tissue site. The system may further include a tissue interface configured to be disposed underneath the cover at the tissue site. The tissue interface may include a textured mat having a plurality of strands of polymeric film matted together and at least one of a dimple or a channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Christopher Brian LOCKE, Diwi L. ALLEN, Justin Alexander LONG, James COURAGE
  • Publication number: 20200084288
    Abstract: A single service proxy for requesting services from multiple different service vendors with different communication protocols. In this way, a single communication protocol can be used by a service consuming entity to request various services, through the multiple vendor proxy, from various vendors, with the multiple vendor proxy converting the requests into the communication protocol (for example, syntax) appropriate for the vendor from whom the service is being requested on behalf of the service consuming entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Mirza Baig, Juan F. Vargas, Brian J. Snitzer, Jun Li Zhao, Yan Du, Li Long Chen
  • Patent number: 10584306
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microemulsions and methods of preparing and using the microemulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, Novus International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Long, Graciela Arhancet, Brian Grady, Jeff Harwell, Guangzhe Yu
  • Publication number: 20200070995
    Abstract: An aircraft with an integrated boundary layer ingesting propulsion having a mechanically-distributed propulsion system. The mechanically-distributed propulsion system may include an engine to generate a mechanical drive power, a drive shaft, a direction-reversing transmission, and a propulsor fan. The drive shaft may be operatively coupled to the engine to receive the mechanical drive power. The direction-reversing transmission may have a first rotating shaft and a second rotating shaft, the first rotating shaft operatively coupled to the drive shaft to receive the mechanical drive power, which is configured to redirect the mechanical drive power received at the first rotating shaft from a first direction to face a second direction at the second rotating shaft. The propulsor fan may be coupled to the second rotating shaft to convert the mechanical drive power into thrust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Gary Richard Papas, Neil Titchener, Brian M. Yutko, Clint Church, Jian Long Tian
  • Publication number: 20200074840
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods, devices, and systems to monitor activity. One method to monitor activity includes monitoring activity of an individual including detecting a sensor activated by an individual during the individual's daily activities. The embodiment also includes comparing the sensor activation to a predetermined sensor activation timeframe, determining whether to initiate an alert based upon the comparison, and checking for at least one other sensor activation to confirm whether an alert should be initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: GreatCall, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Bischoff, Alan P. Shilepsky, Lina Long
  • Patent number: 10574110
    Abstract: A lightweight and efficient electrical machine element including a method of manufacture providing a stator winding for an electric machine which has a large portion of its volume containing electrically conductive strands and a small portion of its volume containing of an encapsulant material. The stator winding includes winding of a first phase by shaping a portion of a bundle of conductive strands into an overlapping, multi-layer arrangement. Winding of successive phases occurs with further bundles of conductor strands around the preceding phases constructed into similar overlapping, multi-layer arrangements. The multiple phases are impregnated with the encapsulant material using dies to press the bundles into a desired form while expelling excess encapsulant prior to the curing of the encapsulant material. The encapsulated winding is removed from the dies after the encapsulant has cured. The encapsulant coating on the strands may be activated using either heat or solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LAUNCHPOINT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Alan Long, Bradley E. Paden, Michael Richard Ricci, David Brian Paden, Jonathan Gordon Sugar
  • Patent number: 10548777
    Abstract: In some illustrative examples, a bridge suitable for treating a tissue site may include a bridge sealing member and one or more bridge wicking layers. The bridge sealing member may extend along a length of the bridge, and may define an internal passageway in fluid communication between a receiving end of the bridge and a transmitting end of the bridge. The one or more bridge wicking layers may be disposed within the internal passageway of the bridge sealing member. Other apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Justin Alexander Long, Benjamin Locke, Benjamin Andrew Pratt, Thomas Edwards, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Publication number: 20200023105
    Abstract: In an example is a system for providing treatment to a tissue site. The system may include a tissue interface for transporting fluid to the tissue site. The system may further include a cover for providing a sealed space including the tissue interface. The system may further include a negative-pressure source fluidly coupled to the tissue interface and providing negative pressure. The system may further include a hyperoxic fluid source fluidly coupled to the tissue interface and providing a hyperoxic fluid. The system may further include a controller for controlling the negative pressure and the hyperoxic fluid so as to maintain the sealed space at a negative pressure while the hyperoxic fluid is provided to the sealed space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Justin Alexander LONG, Christopher Brian LOCKE, Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Richard Daniel John COULTHARD
  • Publication number: 20190365968
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for treating a tissue site on a patient with reduced pressure are presented. In one instance, a reduced-pressure interface includes a conduit housing having a cavity divided by a dividing wall into a reduced-pressure-application region and a pressure-detection region. The reduced-pressure interface further includes a reduced-pressure port disposed within the reduced-pressure-application region, a pressure-detection port disposed within the pressure-detection region, and a base connected to the conduit housing, the base having a manifold-contacting surface. The dividing wall includes a surface substantially coplanar with the manifold-contacting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Justin Alexander LONG, Aidan Marcus TOUT, Larry Tab RANDOLPH, Christopher Brian LOCKE
  • Patent number: 10475331
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods, devices, and systems to monitor activity. One method to monitor activity includes monitoring activity of an individual including detecting a sensor activated by an individual during the individual's daily activities. The embodiment also includes comparing the sensor activation to a predetermined sensor activation timeframe, determining whether to initiate an alert based upon the comparison, and checking for at least one other sensor activation to confirm whether an alert should be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GreatCall, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Bischoff, Alan P. Shilepsky, Lina Long