Patents by Inventor Bruce Wilson

Bruce Wilson 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: 20200289558
    Abstract: Provided herein are innate immune cells for use in therapeutic methods. Also described herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising innate immune cells for use in the treatment of a variety of diseases including, but not limited to pathogenic infections, pulmonary diseases, inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, and immunodeficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Deborah G. NGUYEN, Christopher Bruce WILSON
  • Patent number: 10709876
    Abstract: Catheter includes an outer shaft member having a proximal section and a distal outer member. The outer shaft has an inflation lumen defined therethrough. A balloon is in fluid communication with the inflation lumen and has a proximal balloon shaft, a proximal cone portion, a working length, a distal cone portion, and a distal balloon shaft. Catheter also includes a monolithic inner tubular member extending from the outer shaft proximal section through the distal outer member and through the balloon to form a tip. The distal balloon shaft has an inner diameter and comprises a distal seal portion coupled to the inner tubular member and a proximal portion free of attachment to the inner tubular member. The length of the proximal portion of the distal balloon shaft is at least about two times the inner diameter of the distal balloon shaft. Methods of making a catheter are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Hector Torres, Bruce Wilson, Thomas Haslinger
  • Publication number: 20190326931
    Abstract: An LDPC decoder includes a first circuit is configured to, for a particular check node, determine whether absolute values of two minimums of the absolute values of incoming variable-to-check messages are close to one another. The LDPC decoder includes a second circuit configured to apply either a first scaling value or a second scaling value to check-to-variable messages for the particular check node depending upon whether the first circuit determines that the absolute values of the two minimums of the incoming variable-to-check messages are close to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Keke Liu, Yang Han, Shaohua Yang, Bruce Wilson
  • Patent number: 10367526
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding data includes a data decoding circuit configured to decode data encoded with an irregular low density parity check code based on a parity check matrix with non-uniform column weights, and at least one scaling circuit configured to scale values in the data decoding circuit with a scaling value that is dependent at least in part on a column weight of the likelihood values being scaled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Keke Liu, Yang Han, Xuebin Wu, Shaohua Yang, Dan Liu, Bruce A. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190201441
    Abstract: Provided herein are innate immune cells for use in therapeutic methods. Also described herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising innate immune cells for use in the treatment of a variety of diseases including, but not limited to pathogenic infections, pulmonary diseases, inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, and immunodeficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Deborah G. NGUYEN, Christopher Bruce WILSON
  • Publication number: 20190083757
    Abstract: Catheter includes an outer shaft member having a proximal section and a distal outer member. The outer shaft has an inflation lumen defined therethrough. A balloon is in fluid communication with the inflation lumen and has a proximal balloon shaft, a proximal cone portion, a working length, a distal cone portion, and a distal balloon shaft. Catheter also includes a monolithic inner tubular member extending from the outer shaft proximal section through the distal outer member and through the balloon to form a tip. The distal balloon shaft has an inner diameter and comprises a distal seal portion coupled to the inner tubular member and a proximal portion free of attachment to the inner tubular member. The length of the proximal portion of the distal balloon shaft is at least about two times the inner diameter of the distal balloon shaft. Methods of making a catheter are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Hector Torres, Bruce Wilson, Thomas Haslinger
  • Publication number: 20190076473
    Abstract: Provided herein are innate immune cells for use in therapeutic methods. Also described herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising innate immune cells for use in the treatment of a variety of diseases including, but not limited to pathogenic infections, pulmonary diseases, inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, and immunodeficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Deborah G. NGUYEN, Christopher Bruce WILSON
  • Patent number: 10086175
    Abstract: Catheter includes an outer shaft member having a proximal section and a distal outer member. The outer shaft has an inflation lumen defined therethrough. A balloon is in fluid communication with the inflation lumen and has a proximal balloon shaft, a proximal cone portion, a working length, a distal cone portion, and a distal balloon shaft. Catheter also includes a monolithic inner tubular member extending from the outer shaft proximal section through the distal outer member and through the balloon to form a tip. The distal balloon shaft has an inner diameter and comprises a distal seal portion coupled to the inner tubular member and a proximal portion free of attachment to the inner tubular member. The length of the proximal portion of the distal balloon shaft is at least about two times the inner diameter of the distal balloon shaft. Methods of making a catheter are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Hector Torres, Bruce Wilson, Thomas Haslinger
  • Publication number: 20180199304
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatuses for identifying a small cell in a wireless communication network. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving information associated with one or more base stations, where the information includes one or more codes associated with the one or more base stations. The method further includes determining whether a code from the one or more codes is associated with a small cell based on, for example, a number of base stations associated with the code; an aggregated area of coverage of the base stations associated with the code; signal strength information of a signal received by a mobile device from a base station of the one or more base stations; information indicating a distance or a data throughput between the mobile device and the base station; or an area of coverage of a base station associated with the code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce Wilson, Weihua Gao, Sai Pradeep Venkatraman
  • Patent number: 9970715
    Abstract: A thermal energy store comprising a chamber having a gas inlet and a gas outlet and a plurality of successive, downstream, gas permeable thermal storage layers disposed between them, each layer comprising gas permeable thermal storage media, the store being configured for gas flow from the gas inlet to gas outlet through the layers for transfer of thermal energy to or from the thermal storage media, wherein at least one of the layers is a valved layer provided with at least one valve operable selectively to allow or prevent at least some gas flow through that layer via the valve so as to bypass the thermal storage media. A control system may selectively alter the flow path of the gas flowing from inlet to outlet in response to the progress of a thermal front, so as to bypass thermal storage layers upstream of the thermal front, where transfer is complete, or downstream thereof, where transfer is minimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES INSTITUTE LLP
    Inventors: Jonathan Sebastian Howes, James Macnaghten, Rowland Geoffrey Hunt, Robert Geoffrey Bennett, Alexander Bruce Wilson
  • Publication number: 20180050179
    Abstract: A catheter having an elongated shaft and a balloon on a distal shaft section, the elongated shaft comprising an outer tubular member, and an inner tubular member which has a bonded portion along which an outer surface of the inner tubular member is bonded to an inner surface of the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member has a proximal portion proximal to the bonded portion, and a distal portion distal to the bonded portion with higher axial compression stiffness and column strength than the proximal portion thereof. The catheter has improved trackability, axial collapse resistance, pushability, and crossability, for improved ability to position the balloon at a desired location in a patient's body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: John A. Simpson, Jessie Delgado, Bruce Wilson, Lenny Barbod, Ramon Torres, Devon Brown, Quan Ritchie, William S. Chin
  • Patent number: 9786316
    Abstract: An apparatus for two-dimensional magnetic recording includes an array reader comprising a number of read sensors configured to read data from at least one track on a storage medium, a number of two-dimensional equalizer circuits each comprising inputs for receiving signals derived from each of the read sensors, each comprising an equalized output, and a number of iterative inter-track interference cancellation circuits, each operable to cancel inter-track interference in a different one of the equalized outputs from the two-dimensional equalizer circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: George Mathew, Jongseung Park, Richard Rauschmayer, Bruce A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9754610
    Abstract: A storage system includes a magnetic write head, a magnetic storage medium, a write data circuit having a write data output and a magnet length signal output, and a preamplifier that receives the write data and a magnet length signal from the write data circuit, and sets at least one write current characteristic through the magnetic write head based at least in part on the magnet length signal. The write data circuit processes write data to be recorded on the magnetic storage medium by the magnetic write head. The magnet length signal output communicates magnet lengths in the write data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Wilson, Ross S. Wilson, Peter J. Windler
  • Patent number: 9740580
    Abstract: Embodiments are related to systems and methods for data processing, and more particularly to systems and methods for enhancing margin in a serial data transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Mohammad Mobin, Bruce A. Wilson, Haitao Xia
  • Patent number: 9721588
    Abstract: A storage system includes a magnetic storage medium, a magnetic write head, a channel circuit and a preamplifier. The channel circuit includes a write data input, a differentiated edge emphasis signal generator, a write data output and a differentiated edge emphasis signal output. The preamplifier includes a write data input configured to receive write data from the channel circuit write data output, an edge emphasis signal input configured to receive a differentiated edge emphasis signal from the channel circuit differentiated edge emphasis signal output, and a write current edge emphasis controller configured to generate a write current to the magnetic write head based at least in part on the write data and on the differentiated edge emphasis signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Peter J. Windler, Bruce A. Wilson, Ross S. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170212855
    Abstract: Embodiments are related to systems and methods for data transfer, and more particularly to systems and methods for providing non-standard bus information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Mohammad Mobin, Bruce A. Wilson, Shaohua Yang
  • Patent number: 9715887
    Abstract: A storage system includes a magnetic write head, a magnetic storage medium, a channel circuit comprising a write data output, wherein the channel circuit is operable to process write data to be recorded on the magnetic storage medium by the magnetic write head, and a preamplifier operable to receive the write data from the channel circuit, wherein the preamplifier comprises a number of register pages configured to store pattern dependent write current characteristics for a variety of magnet lengths, and wherein the preamplifier is operable to retrieve the write current characteristics based on magnet lengths and to record data bits on the magnetic storage medium using the write current characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ross S. Wilson, Peter J. Windler, Bruce A. Wilson, Jaydip Bhaumik, Scott M. O'Brien, Jason P. Brenden, Jeffrey A. Gleason, Cameron C. Rabe
  • Publication number: 20170186449
    Abstract: A storage system includes a magnetic storage medium, a magnetic write head, a channel circuit and a preamplifier. The channel circuit includes a write data input, a differentiated edge emphasis signal generator, a write data output and a differentiated edge emphasis signal output. The preamplifier includes a write data input configured to receive write data from the channel circuit write data output, an edge emphasis signal input configured to receive a differentiated edge emphasis signal from the channel circuit differentiated edge emphasis signal output, and a write current edge emphasis controller configured to generate a write current to the magnetic write head based at least in part on the write data and on the differentiated edge emphasis signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Peter J. Windler, Bruce A. Wilson, Ross S. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170186448
    Abstract: A storage system includes a magnetic write head, a magnetic storage medium, a channel circuit comprising a write data output, wherein the channel circuit is operable to process write data to be recorded on the magnetic storage medium by the magnetic write head, and a preamplifier operable to receive the write data from the channel circuit, wherein the preamplifier comprises a number of register pages configured to store pattern dependent write current characteristics for a variety of magnet lengths, and wherein the preamplifier is operable to retrieve the write current characteristics based on magnet lengths and to record data bits on the magnetic storage medium using the write current characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Ross S. Wilson, Peter J. Windler, Bruce A. Wilson, Jaydip Bhaumik, Scott M. O'Brien, Jason P. Brenden, Jeffrey A. Gleason, Cameron C. Rabe
  • Publication number: 20170178670
    Abstract: A storage system includes a magnetic write head, a magnetic storage medium, a write data circuit having a write data output and a magnet length signal output, and a preamplifier that receives the write data and a magnet length signal from the write data circuit, and sets at least one write current characteristic through the magnetic write head based at least in part on the magnet length signal. The write data circuit processes write data to be recorded on the magnetic storage medium by the magnetic write head. The magnet length signal output communicates magnet lengths in the write data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce A. Wilson, Ross S. Wilson, Peter J. Windler