Patents by Inventor Carlos Alvarado

Carlos Alvarado 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: 20190107444
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly for measuring the temperature of an inner wall of a high temperature vessel includes a thermocouple assembly having multiple junction points to provide indications of temperature. The assembly further includes support structures for supporting the thermocouple assembly in the interior space of the vessel and to maintain the junction points proximate the inner wall of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Daily Instruments d/b/a Daily Thermetrics Corp.
    Inventors: Jesse Branken, Samuel Stein, Jeffrey N. Daily, Carlos Alvarado, Raymond B. Litteaur
  • Publication number: 20190038569
    Abstract: This invention relates to a surgical or medical dressing which comprises a supporting and reinforcing layer of elastomeric material (as polyethylene homopolymer) embedded in the composition of honey/additives, to supplement the mechanical strength, which would be fabricated as a single integral piece, intended to provide multi-functional properties in the wound environment, particularly for promote or expedite the regeneration or repair deep tissue injuries or chronic wounds such as ulcers. Several additional characteristics of this new dressing provide an advantage to any wound care product developed from it. First, the biomaterial retains many biological properties of its major constituents (honey/additives). Second, the application of this safety dressing is greatly simplified particularly for pediatric burn Care.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventor: Carlos A. Alvarado
  • Publication number: 20190038398
    Abstract: A new method for the treatment of ocular disease and injury are provided. The methods involve the administration of a biocompatible implant, the porcine small intestinal serosa (or serous membrane), as graft/patch directly to the eye, for inducing restoration, remodeling, and repair of a tissue in a variety of injuries or conditions in the cornea, conjunctiva, and/or the eyelid due to trauma, diseases, or surgery. A focus on graft interactions, safety profile has been fully defined and the membrane is reasonable in process, easy and convenient to prepare and significant in therapeutic effect. A simple standardized and straightforward method it has been developed to fabricate this ultra-thin, delicate, and transparent material. Derived from well-defined mechanical strength, the graft demonstrates consistency and flexibility than provides agile solutions for the Physician.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventor: Carlos A. Alvarado
  • Patent number: 10175117
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly for measuring the temperature of an inner wall of a high temperature vessel includes a thermocouple assembly having multiple junction points to provide indications of temperature. The assembly further includes support structures for supporting the thermocouple assembly in the interior space of the vessel and to maintain the junction points proximate the inner wall of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jesse Branken, Samuel Stein, Jeffrey N. Daily, Carlos Alvarado, Raymond B. Litteaur
  • Patent number: 10123812
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3-D) orthopedic drill guide device for accommodating a bone drill during an orthopedic surgery is disclosed. By establishing two specific angles in relation to the bone fascia, the device acts as a guide for bone drilling locations. In one specific instance, it is an optimal 3-D drill guide for the direction and Gamma angle (resulting from the devices Alpha and Beta angles of the device) of a drill hole in a femoral bone when used to replace an injured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Carlos A. Alvarado, Gilberto J. Alvarado
  • Patent number: 10124075
    Abstract: A bionanofluid includes a carbon-based nanomaterial substantially mono-dispersed in a fluid. The carbon-based nanomaterial is surface modified with a polar group when the fluid is polar or with a non-polar group when the fluid is non-polar, and functionalized with a biological targeting moiety to allow specific association of the carbon-based nanomaterial to a targeted entity. A hybrid bionanofluid includes the bionanofluid, with the carbon-based nanomaterial further modified with a hybrid nanoparticle which includes an alloy, transition metal, semi-conductor, semi-metal or polymer based nanoparticle with biological targeting moiety. A hydrogel, foam, cream, spray or dried product includes the bionanofluid or hybrid bionanofluid. The bionanofluid or hybrid bionanofluid are useful in multimodal imaging (photo-luminescence, luminescence, photo-acoustic, MRI, ultrasound) and/or cellular targeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING/MC GILL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark Trifiro, Miltiadis Paliouras, Philip Roche, Idit Dotan, Lenore Beitel, Carlos Alvarado, Matthew Carnevale, Elliot Jonathan Mitmaker
  • Publication number: 20180288985
    Abstract: A knock-in non-human mammal comprising a recombinant androgen receptor (AR) cassette containing an exogenous human polyglutamine (polyQ) tract encoding sequence in exon 1, wherein the human polyQ tract encoding sequence is stably integrated into the genome of the animal. Also provided are recombinant cells, fertilized eggs and tissues. The resulting animal displays a wide range of phenotypes, best characterized as Metabolic Syndrome and can be used in screening and other assays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Trifiro, Miltiadis Paliouras, Lenore K. Beitel, Carlos Alvarado
  • Patent number: 9848895
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3-D) orthopedic drill guide device for accommodating a bone drill during an orthopedic surgery is disclosed. By establishing two specific angles in relation to the bone fascia, the device acts as a guide for bone drilling locations. In one specific instance, it is an optimal 3-D drill guide for the direction and Gamma angle (resulting from the devices Alpha and Beta angles of the device) of a drill hole in a femoral bone when used to replace an injured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Carlos A. Alvarado, Gilberto J. Alvarado
  • Publication number: 20170349436
    Abstract: A method for boosting the efficiency of chlorine dioxide production in a chemical facility. A chloride donor is introduced into a feed of sulfuric acid or a reducing agent, both of which are injected into the recirculation lines, or other areas, of a chlorine dioxide producing facility. The chloride donor provides the intermediate chemical species necessary for the efficient generation of chlorine dioxide at high acidities and/or the high local acidity in the wake zone of the acid injection location, thereby enabling greater efficiency in the reduction of chlorine dioxide from sodium chlorate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventor: Carlos Alvarado
  • Publication number: 20170199085
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly for measuring the temperature of an inner wall of a high temperature vessel includes a thermocouple assembly having multiple junction points to provide indications of temperature. The assembly further includes support structures for supporting the thermocouple assembly in the interior space of the vessel and to maintain the junction points proximate the inner wall of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Daily Instruments d/b/a Daily Thermetrics Corp.
    Inventors: Jesse Branken, Samuel Stein, Jeffrey N. Daily, Carlos Alvarado, Raymond B. Litteaur
  • Publication number: 20170080127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biologically active graft (BAG) composition and methods for its preparation and use. More particularly, it details a method for preparing a non-immunogenic tissue graft composition comprising esophagus mucosa, basement membrane and tunica submucosa as intact natural sheet forms (Ad integrum), delaminated from the tunica muscularis and adventitia of an esophagus of a warm-blooded vertebrate. The composition is capable of serving as a substitute for skin autograft for skin replacement therapy and induces stromal cells regeneration when implanted in warm-blooded vertebrate including human subjects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventor: Carlos A. Alvarado
  • Publication number: 20160346335
    Abstract: A practical active dressing (PAD) is disclosed that includes a honey-based composition which is to be applied to a patient's wound. Additionally a method of manufacturing a practical active dressing is disclosed. The formulation, with considerable wound and ulcer healing capacity and strong antimicrobial activity, incorporate the combination of active ingredients of ripe honey, gelling agents, plant extracts and chemical compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventor: Carlos ALVARADO EGLI
  • Publication number: 20160296640
    Abstract: A bionanofluid includes a carbon-based nanomaterial substantially mono-dispersed in a fluid. The carbon-based nanomaterial is surface modified with a polar group when the fluid is polar or with a non-polar group when the fluid is non-polar, and functionalized with a biological targeting moiety to allow specific association of the carbon-based nanomaterial to a targeted entity. A hybrid bionanofluid includes the bionanofluid, with the carbon-based nanomaterial further modified with a hybrid nanoparticle which includes an alloy, transition metal, semi-conductor, semi-metal or polymer based nanoparticle with biological targeting moiety. A hydrogel, foam, cream, spray or dried product includes the bionanofluid or hybrid bionanofluid. The bionanofluid or hybrid bionanofluid are useful in multimodal imaging (photo-luminescence, luminescence, photo-acoustic, MRI, ultrasound) and/or cellular targeting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Mark TRIFIRO, Miltiadis PALIOURAS, Philip ROCHE, Idit DOTAN, Lenore BEITEL, Carlos ALVARADO, Matthew CARNEVALE, Elliot Jonathan MITMAKER
  • Publication number: 20160256177
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3-D) femur orthopedic drill guide device (FIG. 1 and FIG. 2) is disclosed. The device guides a drill to make a hole in femoral bone. A tissue repair device is used to replace injured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The tissue replace device is assembled in the femur bone hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Carlos A. Alvarado, Gilberto J. Alvarado
  • Patent number: 9061765
    Abstract: Described are passenger seat assemblies comprising: at least one seat pan; an inflatable seat adjacent to the at least one seat pan; and at least one inflation system comprising a transport device and a delivery mechanism coupled to the transport device, wherein the transport device is configured to inject an inflating substance into the inflatable seat via the delivery mechanism, wherein the delivery mechanism is coupled to the inflatable seat via an opening. The passenger seat assemblies may further comprise a support structure. The inflating substance may be air. The inflatable seat may comprise at least one structural chamber. The inflatable seat may also have utility apart from the passenger seat assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Zodiac Seats US LLC
    Inventors: Jose Guillermo Aguirre Vazquez, Luis Carlos Alvarado Villalobos, Raul Daniel Flores Aguirre
  • Patent number: 9023342
    Abstract: The tissue grafting method relates to a tissue graft material, a method of preparing the material, and a method of using the material. The tissue graft material is made from the tunica serosa of the small intestine of a warm-blooded vertebrate, which has been delaminated from the tunica muscularis, tunica submucosa, and the tunica mucosa of the intestinal tissue. The tissue graft material may be perforated by discrete punctures. The tissue graft material is dehydrated by air drying or vacuum drying, sterilized with ethylene oxide, and stored in a hermetically sealed enclosure at room temperature until needed, having an indefinite storage life. When needed, the tissue graft material is rehydrated, cut to match the size of the wound, and applied to the wound. The graft may be overlaid with nylon mesh, or bandaged with an elastic tubular dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Carlos A. Alvarado
  • Patent number: 8679417
    Abstract: A headless suspended mass transfer and reaction tower system used for the scrubbing, stripping or chemical reaction between gases and liquids. The system comprises an elongated shell having a closed top end and a suspension member configured to suspend the tower from an external suspension support. Various embodiments of the system can be adapted for the purposes of chemical vent scrubbing, absorption, odor abatement, gas-liquid chemical reactions, or similar processes. The tower can be operated in the classical counter current or concurrent flow modes, under pressure, or in a partial vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Carlos Alvarado
  • Publication number: 20140037595
    Abstract: The tissue grafting method relates to a tissue graft material, a method of preparing the material, and a method of using the material. The tissue graft material is made from the tunica serosa of the small intestine of a warm-blooded vertebrate, which has been delaminated from the tunica muscularis, tunica submucosa, and the tunica mucosa of the intestinal tissue. The tissue graft material may be perforated by discrete punctures. The tissue graft material is dehydrated by air drying or vacuum drying, sterilized with ethylene oxide, and stored in a hermetically sealed enclosure at room temperature until needed, having an indefinite storage life. When needed, the tissue graft material is rehydrated, cut to match the size of the wound, and applied to the wound. The graft may be overlaid with nylon mesh, or bandaged with an elastic tubular dressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: CARLOS A. ALVARADO
  • Patent number: 8414841
    Abstract: A suspended mass transfer and reaction tower system used for the scrubbing, stripping or chemical reaction between gases and liquids. The system comprises a top head having a suspension means, a bottom head, and a shell capable of retaining and supporting a suspended packing bundle. The shell is capable of securely and removably attaching to the top head and bottom head, thereby creating a single tower capable of being suspended by the suspension means in the top head. Various embodiments of the system can be adapted for the purposes of chemical vent scrubbing, absorption, odor abatement, gas-liquid chemical reactions, or similar processes. The tower can be operated in the classical counter current or concurrent flow modes, under pressure, or in a partial vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Carlos Alvarado
  • Publication number: 20120261973
    Abstract: Described are passenger seat assemblies comprising: at least one seat pan; an inflatable seat adjacent to the at least one seat pan; and at least one inflation system comprising a transport device and a delivery mechanism coupled to the transport device, wherein the transport device is configured to inject an inflating substance into the inflatable seat via the delivery mechanism, wherein the delivery mechanism is coupled to the inflatable seat via an opening. The passenger seat assemblies may further comprise a support structure. The inflating substance may be air. The inflatable seat may comprise at least one structural chamber. The inflatable seat may also have utility apart from the passenger seat assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Jose Guillermo Aguirre Vazquez, Luis Carlos Alvarado Villalobos, Raul Daniel Flores Aguiree