Patents by Inventor Bruce Gibbs

Bruce Gibbs 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: 10627545
    Abstract: Distributed systems and methods for the automatic monitoring and reporting of data relating to the chemistry and flow of stormwater (i.e. stormwater data) are presented. Multiple fluid sensor devices are exposed to stormwater via positioning the sensor devices in locations of interest. The sensor devices are arranged in self-healing mesh networks. The sensor devices are enabled to acquire stormwater data indicating various fluid properties that are desired to be monitored. A sensor device is further enabled to transmit its acquired stormwater data, either directly or indirectly, to one or more remote computing devices that is hosting a stormwater monitoring application (SMA). The SMA is enabled to process and analyze the stormwater data. The SMA generates measurements and reports based on the processed and analyzed stormwater data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: STORMSENSOR INC
    Inventors: Anya Rose Stettler, Robert Bruce Darling, William Irl Gibbs, IV
  • Publication number: 20200029185
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards devices, systems, and methods for remotely acquiring stormwater data. A sensor device includes sensors and a transceiver. The sensors generate stormwater data in response to a fluid communication with (or exposure to) stormwater flowing through a stormwater drainage (such as a pipe). The transceiver provides the stormwater data to another sensor device included within a self-healing mesh network including similar sensor devices. The transceiver receives other stormwater data from still other sensor devices included in the mesh network. The sensor device additionally include a processor device, a memory device, a rechargeable battery, and a global positioning device. The components may be integrated on an inner surface of a compression ring that is positionable within the stormwater pipe. The mesh network includes a controller node for receiving the stormwater data from the sensor devices and relaying the stormwater to a remote computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Anya Rose Stettler, Robert Bruce Darling, William Irl Gibbs, IV
  • Publication number: 20190235130
    Abstract: Distributed systems and methods for the automatic monitoring and reporting of data relating to the chemistry and flow of stormwater (i.e. stormwater data) are presented. Multiple fluid sensor devices are exposed to stormwater via positioning the sensor devices in locations of interest. The sensor devices are arranged in self-healing mesh networks. The sensor devices are enabled to acquire stormwater data indicating various fluid properties that are desired to be monitored. A sensor device is further enabled to transmit its acquired stormwater data, either directly or indirectly, to one or more remote computing devices that is hosting a stormwater monitoring application (SMA). The SMA is enabled to process and analyze the stormwater data. The SMA generates measurements and reports based on the processed and analyzed stormwater data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Anya Rose Stettler, Robert Bruce Darling, William Irl Gibbs, IV
  • Patent number: 10321866
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices are disclosed for directing and focusing signals to the brain for neuromodulation and for directing and focusing signals or other energy from the brain for measurement, heat transfer and imaging. An aperture in the skull and/or a channel device implantable in the skull can be used to facilitate direction and focusing. Treatment and diagnosis of multiple neurological conditions may be facilitated with the disclosed systems, methods and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroPace, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Pless, Stephen T. Archer, Craig M. Baysinger, Barbara Gibb, Suresh Gurunathan, Bruce Kirkpatrick, Thomas K. Tcheng
  • Publication number: 20190173125
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a lithium ion battery includes a first substrate, a cathode, a second substrate, an anode, and an electrolyte. The cathode is arranged on the first substrate and can contain a cathode mixture including LixSy, wherein x is from 0 to 2 and y is from 1 to 8, and a first particulate carbon. The anode is arranged on the second substrate and can contain an anode mixture containing silicon particles, and a second particulate carbon. The electrolyte can contain a solvent and a lithium salt, and is arranged between the cathode and the anode. In some embodiments, the first particulate carbon or the second particulate carbon contains carbon aggregates comprising a plurality of carbon nanoparticles, each carbon nanoparticle comprising graphene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Lanning, Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, Clayton Gibbs, Shreeyukta Singh, Hossein-Ali Ghezelbash, Prashanth Jampani Hanumantha, Daniel Cook, David Tanner
  • Patent number: 10302817
    Abstract: Distributed systems and methods for the automatic monitoring and reporting of data relating to the chemistry and flow of stormwater (i.e. stormwater data) are presented. Multiple fluid sensor devices are exposed to stormwater via positioning the sensor devices in locations of interest. The sensor devices are arranged in self-healing mesh networks. The sensor devices are enabled to acquire stormwater data indicating various fluid properties that are desired to be monitored. A sensor device is further enabled to transmit its acquired stormwater data, either directly or indirectly, to one or more remote computing devices that is hosting a stormwater monitoring application (SMA). The SMA is enabled to process and analyze the stormwater data. The SMA generates measurements and reports based on the processed and analyzed stormwater data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: StormSensor Inc.
    Inventors: Anya Rose Stettler, Robert Bruce Darling, William Irl Gibbs, IV
  • Patent number: 10292025
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards devices, systems, and methods for remotely acquiring stormwater data. A sensor device includes sensors and a transceiver. The sensors generate stormwater data in response to a fluid communication with (or exposure to) stormwater flowing through a stormwater drainage (such as a pipe). The transceiver provides the stormwater data to another sensor device included within a self-healing mesh network including similar sensor devices. The transceiver receives other stormwater data from still other sensor devices included in the mesh network. The sensor device additionally include a processor device, a memory device, a rechargeable battery, and a global positioning device. The components may be integrated on an inner surface of a compression ring that is positionable within the stormwater pipe. The mesh network includes a controller node for receiving the stormwater data from the sensor devices and relaying the stormwater to a remote computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: STORMSENSOR INC
    Inventors: Anya Rose Stettler, Robert Bruce Darling, William Irl Gibbs, IV
  • Patent number: 8425448
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method of collecting and separating whole blood into components. The method includes the steps of adding an anticoagulant having an acidic pH to a bag for collecting and/or separating whole blood, collecting whole blood in the bag, loading the bag containing anticoagulated whole blood on a rotor, spinning the bag on the rotor to separate the whole blood into at least one component; and squeezing the bag on the rotor to push the component from the separation bag into at least one satellite bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Felt, Peter Pihlstedt, Bruce Gibbs
  • Patent number: 8277406
    Abstract: A method for separating a volume of whole blood contained in a separation bag into at least three components comprising centrifuging the separation bag so as to separate therein a first inner layer comprising plasma, a second intermediate layer comprising platelets, a third intermediate layer comprising lymphocytes, monocytes and granulocytes and a fourth outer layer comprising red blood cells, transferring, into a plasma component bag connected to the separation bag, a plasma component and transferring into a mononuclear cell component bag a mononuclear cell components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Felt, Brian M. Holmes, Bruce Gibbs
  • Patent number: 7833185
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for separating a volume of whole blood contained in a separation bag into at least three components comprising centrifuging the separation bag so as to separate therein a first inner layer comprising plasma, a second intermediate layer comprising platelets, a third intermediate layer comprising lymphocytes, monocytes and granulocytes and a fourth outer layer comprising red blood cells, transferring, into a plasma component bag connected to the separation bag, a plasma component and transferring into a mononuclear cell component bag a mononuclear cell components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: CaridianBCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Felt, Brian M. Holmes, Bruce Gibbs
  • Publication number: 20100081196
    Abstract: A method for separating a volume of whole blood contained in a separation bag into at least three components comprising centrifuging the separation bag so as to separate therein a first inner layer comprising plasma, a second intermediate layer comprising platelets, a third intermediate layer comprising lymphocytes, monocytes and granulocytes and a fourth outer layer comprising red blood cells, transferring, into a plasma component bag connected to the separation bag, a plasma component and transferring into a mononuclear cell component bag a mononuclear cell components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: CARIDIANBCT, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas FELT, Bruce GIBBS, Brian HOLMES
  • Publication number: 20070282242
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for red blood collection and filtration is provided wherein a red blood cell collection assembly provides for leukoreduction filtration concurrent with or soon after the red blood cell separation and collection procedure. Such procedures involve filtering the separated red blood cells in a diluted state after and/or prior to flushing the filter with storage solution. Storage solution may thus be passed through the leukoreduction filter before, with and/or after the RBCs have been filtered therethrough. The red blood cell collection, filtration and storage assembly is preferably preconnected to a blood component separation disposable assembly, including, for example, a centrifuge vessel and a blood removal/return assembly for removing blood from a donor, passing the blood to the centrifuge vessel for separation of the blood into components for collection and providing for filtration of the separated red blood cell component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicant: GAMBRO BCT, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce GIBBS, Jon HERSKOVITS
  • Publication number: 20070203444
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for separating a volume of whole blood contained in a separation bag into at least three components comprising centrifuging the separation bag so as to separate therein a first inner layer comprising plasma, a second intermediate layer comprising platelets, a third intermediate layer comprising lymphocytes, monocytes and granulocytes and a fourth outer layer comprising red blood cells, transferring, into a plasma component bag connected to the separation bag, a plasma component and transferring into a mononuclear cell component bag a mononuclear cell components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicant: GAMBRO BCT, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas FELT, Bruce GIBBS, Brian HOLMES
  • Publication number: 20070179423
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method of collecting and separating whole blood into components. The method includes the steps of adding an anticoagulant having an acidic pH to a bag for collecting and/or separating whole blood, collecting whole blood in the bag, loading the bag containing anticoagulated whole blood on a rotor, spinning the bag on the rotor to separate the whole blood into at least one component; and squeezing the bag on the rotor to push the component from the separation bag into at least one satellite bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: GAMBRO BCT, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas FELT, Bruce GIBBS, Peter PIHLSTEDT
  • Publication number: 20070118063
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for the continuous separation of red blood cells from whole blood which includes the steps of removing the whole blood from a donor, continuously separating the whole blood into blood component layers within a separation vessel including at least a plasma layer, a buffy coat layer and a red blood cell layer, removing the plasma layer from the separation vessel, removing the buffy coat layer from the separation vessel, and removing red blood cells from the red blood cell layer which partially overlaps with the buffy coat layer to create a mononuclear cell (MNC)-reduced red blood cell layer in the separation vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: GAMBRO, INC
    Inventor: Bruce GIBBS
  • Publication number: 20060184086
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for red blood collection and filtration is provided wherein a red blood cell collection assembly provides for leukoreduction filtration concurrent with or soon after the red blood cell separation and collection procedure. Such procedures involve filtering the separated red blood cells in a diluted state after and/or prior to flushing the filter with storage solution. Storage solution may thus be passed through the leukoreduction filter before, with and/or after the RBCs have been filtered therethrough. The red blood cell collection, filtration and storage assembly is preferably preconnected to a blood component separation disposable assembly, including, for example, a centrifuge vessel and a blood removal/return assembly for removing blood from a donor, passing the blood to the centrifuge vessel for separation of the blood into components for collection and providing for filtration of the separated red blood cell component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Gambro, Inc
    Inventors: Bruce Gibbs, Jon Herskovits