Patents by Inventor Bruce Kessler

Bruce Kessler 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: 8412468
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for wavelet based elemental spectrum analysis is described. The system and method set forth allows for elemental decomposition of sampling spectral data to determine the presence of materials in the interrogated object. The method utilized and set forth implements wavelet decomposition of a spectrum and elemental analysis without requiring an empty background spectrum for subtraction of the background noise from the sampling spectrum. The system and method measures the presence of elements present in the sample being analyzed. The system may also measure the ratio of elements present in the sample being analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Western Kentucky University
    Inventor: Bruce Kessler
  • Publication number: 20020066452
    Abstract: A nasal cannula retainer has a flexible member and cannula grips. The flexible member has a central nose portion with an adhesive backing for adhering to a patient's nose and two cheek portions connected to the nose portion, each of the cheek portions having an adhesive backing for adhering to a patient's cheek. The adhesive layers are covered with a peel layer which is removed prior to applying the retainer. The cannula grips are attached to the cheek portions to secure a nasal cannula on each of the patient's cheeks. The grips are releasable and reusable, allowing the cannula to be repositioned or temporarily removed without the need for the retainer to be discarded and replaced, and without the use of tape to secure the cannula to the retainer after the cannula is repositioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Fred Bruce Kessler, David Michael Berzon
  • Patent number: 6328038
    Abstract: A nasal cannula retainer has a flexible member and cannula grips. The flexible member has a central nose portion with an adhesive backing for adhering to a patient's nose and two cheek portions connected to the nose portion, each of the cheek portions having an adhesive backing for adhering to a patient's cheek. The adhesive layers are covered with a peel layer which is removed prior to applying the retainer. The cannula grips are attached to the cheek portions to secure a nasal cannula on each of the patient's cheeks. The grips are releasable and reusable, allowing the cannula to be repositioned or temporarily removed without the need for the retainer to be discarded and replaced, and without the use of tape to secure the cannula to the retainer after the cannula is repositioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Inventors: Fred Bruce Kessler, David Michael Berzon
  • Patent number: D343891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Inventor: Bruce Kessler