Patents by Inventor Bruce Garetz

Bruce Garetz 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: 20210025075
    Abstract: In general, the systems and methods described in this application relate to laser-induced nucleation in continuous flow. A method of laser-induced nucleation in continuous flow includes injecting a saturated solution, undersaturated solution, or supersaturated solution through an inlet of a device. The method can include converting the saturated solution or undersaturated solution into supersaturated solution by changing a temperature of the saturated solution or undersaturated solution. The method can include passing one or more laser pulses through the supersaturated solution within the device. The method can include flowing the saturated solution, undersaturated solution, or the supersaturated solution through an outlet of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ryan L. HARTMAN, Bruce GARETZ, Tianyi HUA, Omar GOWAYED
  • Patent number: 7879115
    Abstract: Applying a strong static DC electric field to supersaturated aqueous glycine solutions resulted in the nucleation of the ? polymorph attributed to the electric-field induced orientation of the highly polar glycine molecules in large preexisting solute clusters, helping them organize into a crystalline structure. A method to induce crystallization and to prepare polymorphs and/or morphologies of materials by using a static electric field to cause nucleation and crystal growth to occur in a supersaturated solution in such a way as to obtain a crystal structure that would not normally appear without the use of the static electric field. Aqueous glycine solutions were prepared by combining solid glycine and water. Supersaturated solutions were generated by heating the tubes to 62-64° C. and holding them at that temperature in an ultrasonicator overnight. Once the glycine was completely dissolved, the solutions were slowly cooled to room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 19, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce A. Garetz, Allan S. Myerson, Stephen Arnold, Janice E. Aber
  • Publication number: 20100204764
    Abstract: A method and device for automatically detecting the onset of a hot flash while the subject is sleeping, and of cooling the subject using a cold fluid circulating through a vest or a mattress pad, before sweating and/or chills develop and awaken the subject. A temperature sensor is attached to the subject's skin, and is connected to a computer or microprocessor. The subject dons a vest that is connected to a coolant circulation system. Alternatively, the subject lies on a mattress pad that is connected to a coolant circulation system. During the night, if the subject's skin temperature rises more than a predetermined amount within a time period, or rises above a predetermined threshold temperature, the coolant circulation system is activated for a fixed period of time. The cooled vest or pad helps to draw heat away from the subject's skin and thus reduce the symptoms of the hot flash. After the circulation terminates, the system is reset to monitor the skin temperature once again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventor: Bruce A. Garetz
  • Patent number: 7122642
    Abstract: A method to prepare new or unexpected polymorphs of materials which have not been observed, or to obtain a known polymorph under different conditions than those in which it is usually made, by using a laser to cause nucleation and crystal growth to occur in a supersaturated solution in such a way as to obtain a crystal structure which would not normally appear without the use of the laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Polytechnic University
    Inventors: Allan S. Myerson, Bruce A. Garetz
  • Publication number: 20050256300
    Abstract: Applying a strong static DC electric field to supersaturated aqueous glycine solutions resulted in the nucleation of the ? polymorph attributed to the electric-field induced orientation of the highly polar glycine molecules in large preexisting solute clusters, helping them organize into a crystalline structure. A method to induce crystallization and to prepare polymorphs and/or morphologies of materials by using a static electric field to cause nucleation and crystal growth to occur in a supersaturated solution in such a way as to obtain a crystal structure that would not normally appear without the use of the static electric field. Aqueous glycine solutions were prepared by combining solid glycine and water. Supersaturated solutions were generated by heating the tubes to 62-64° C. and holding them at that temperature in an ultrasonicator overnight. Once the glycine was completely dissolved, the solutions were slowly cooled to room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: Bruce Garetz, Allan Myerson, Stephen Arnold, Janice Aber
  • Patent number: 6759521
    Abstract: A method to select and prepare polymorphs of materials by switching the polarization state of light employing non-photochemical laser-induced nucleation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventors: Allan S. Myerson, Bruce A. Garetz
  • Publication number: 20020137902
    Abstract: A method to prepare new or unexpected polymorphs of materials which have not been observed, or to obtain a known polymorph under different conditions than those in which it is usually made, by using a laser to cause nucleation and crystal growth to occur in a supersaturated solution in such a way as to obtain a crystal structure which would not normally appear without the use of the laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Allan S. Myerson, Bruce A. Garetz
  • Publication number: 20020120105
    Abstract: A method to select and prepare polymorphs of materials by switching the polarization state of light employing non-photochemical laser-induced nucleation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Allan S. Myerson, Bruce A. Garetz
  • Patent number: 6426406
    Abstract: A method to prepare new or unexpected polymorphs of materials which have not been observed, or to obtain a known polymorph under different conditions than those in which it is usually made, by using a laser to cause nucleation and crystal growth to occur in a supersaturated solution in such a way as to obtain a crystal structure which would not normally appear without the use of the laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Inventors: Allan S. Myerson, Bruce A. Garetz