Patents by Inventor Charles Holland

Charles Holland 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: 20210323844
    Abstract: A forward osmosis system is disclosed which use a polymer switchable between a neutral form and an ionized form. The switchable polymer has a higher osmotic pressure at the ionized form than the neutral form, the ratio between the former and the latter is ?2. There is also disclosed a method for treating the polymer such that the ratio is improved. Use of polymers for forward osmosis is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: Queen's University at Kingston, Forward Water Technologies
    Inventors: Philip G. Jessop, Michael Cunningham, Pascale Champagne, Sarah Ellis, Ryan Dykeman, Charles Honeyman, Amy Holland, Tobias Robert, Bhanu Mudraboyina
  • Publication number: 20210282432
    Abstract: Compositions for forming protective coatings on, e.g., agricultural products, can form a lamellar structure on the surface of the agricultural product that forms a barrier to, e.g., water and gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Carlos Hernandez, Chance Holland, Stephen Kaun, Louis Perez, Charles Frazier, Changrui Gao, Justin Ryan
  • Publication number: 20210212568
    Abstract: A system includes a focus optic configured to converge an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) beam to a focal region located along an optical axis. The system also includes a detector configured to detect a signal radiation emanating from a predetermined location along the optical axis. The system additionally includes a controller configured to adjust a parameter of the EMR beam based in part on the signal radiation detected by the detector. The system also includes a window located a predetermined depth away from the focal region, between the focal region and the focus optic along the optical axis, wherein the window is configured to make contact with a surface of a tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Jayant Bhawalkar, Charles Holland Dresser, Rajender Katkam
  • Publication number: 20210187668
    Abstract: A system and method for producing continuous channels within a transparent material is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the system and method includes forming a channel with a laser beam, such that the continuous channel has at least one vent from the channel to outside the transparent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Ting, Charles Holland Dresser
  • Publication number: 20210186610
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of system, methods and computer-accessible medium can be provided for performing feedback-controlled electromagnetic radiation (EMR)-based treatment. Some exemplary embodiments include an image acquisition system configured to detect information regarding at least one portion of a tissue, and an EMR source configured to generate an EMR beam. A controller can be provided that can be configured to (i) recognize one or more targets within the portion(s) of the tissue based upon the feedback data, (ii) locate one or more coordinates within the portion(s) associated with the target(s), and (iii) control the optical arrangement to direct the EMR beam to impact the coordinate(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: VINCENT ZUO, HAO LEI, THOMAS DODD, JAYANT BHAWALKAR, LEWIS J. LEVINE, CHARLES HOLLAND DRESSER
  • Publication number: 20210193295
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and computer-accessible medium can be provided for facilitating a treatment of at least one patient. For example, it is possible to utilize a data collection system to collect data of the patient(s), and a controller configured to authenticate access to a remote network, aggregate the collected patient data, store the aggregated patient data on a data storage device which is in communication with the remote network, and access a service module which is in communication with the remote network. An electromagnetic radiation (“EMR”) source can be provided that is configured to generate an EMR beam;. The EMR-based treatment system can comprise a focus optic configured to converge the EMR beam to a focal region located along an optical axis, and a window located a predetermined depth away from the focal region between the focal region and the focus optic along the optical axis. The window can be configured to transmit the EMR beam, and contact a surface of the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: JAYANT BHAWALKAR, LEWIS J. LEVINE, CHARLES HOLLAND DRESSER, RAJENDER KATKAM
  • Publication number: 20210153771
    Abstract: An exemplary tissue detection and location identification apparatus can include, for example, a first electrically conductive layer at least partially (e.g., circumferentially) surrounding a lumen, an insulating layer at least partially (e.g., circumferentially) surrounding the first electrically conductive layer, and a second electrically conductive layer circumferentially surrounding the insulating layer, where the insulating layer can electrically isolate the first electrically conductive layer from the second electrically conductive layer. A further insulating layer can be included which can at least partially surrounding the second electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: JOE TING, Tania To, Vincent Zuo, James Wright, Ben Apollonio, Charles Holland Dresser
  • Patent number: 11013413
    Abstract: A system includes a focus optic configured to converge an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) beam to a focal region located along an optical axis. The system also includes a detector configured to detect a signal radiation emanating from a predetermined location along the optical axis. The system additionally includes a controller configured to adjust a parameter of the EMR beam based in part on the signal radiation detected by the detector. The system also includes a window located a predetermined depth away from the focal region, between the focal region and the focus optic along the optical axis, wherein the window is configured to make contact with a surface of a tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Avava, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayant Bhawalkar, Charles Holland Dresser, Rajender Katkam
  • Publication number: 20210138261
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a system for fractionally treating tissue includes: an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) source configured to generate an EMR beam having a transverse ring energy profile; an optic configured to converge the EMR beam to a focal region located within a tissue; and, a window assembly located down-beam from the optic configured to cool the tissue when placed in contact with an outer surface of the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Jayant Bhawalkar, Rajender Katkam, Lewis J. Levine, Charles Holland Dresser
  • Publication number: 20210045809
    Abstract: A cooling element includes a frame including one or more datums. The cooling element also includes a first window including a first proximal surface and a first distal surface. The first window is sealed to the frame. The cooling element further includes a second window sealed to the frame. The second window includes a second proximal surface and a second distal surface. The second window is configured to contact a target tissue or a tissue adjacent to the target tissue via the second distal surface. The cooing element also includes a coolant chamber located between the first distal surface of the first window and the second proximal surface of the second window and configured to receive a coolant. The first window, the second window and the coolant chamber are configured to receive and electromagnetic radiation (EMR), and transmit a portion of the received EMR to the target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Holland Dresser, Jayant Bhawalkar, Joseph Ting
  • Patent number: 10914942
    Abstract: An electromagnetic beam scanning system and corresponding method of use is provided. The system includes a motor, a reciprocating mechanism, and a focus optic. The motor is configured to generate a rotational movement. The reciprocating mechanism is operatively coupled with the motor and configured to convert the rotational movement to a reciprocating movement including a plurality of strokes along a first scanned axis. The reciprocating movement has a constant speed over a portion of at least one stroke of the plurality of strokes. The focus optic is operatively coupled to the reciprocating mechanism such that the focus optic moves experiences the reciprocating movement of the reciprocating mechanism. The focus optic is configured to focus an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) beam incident upon the focus optic to a focus along an optical axis substantially orthogonal to the first scanned axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Avava, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Holland Dresser, Jayant Bhawalkar, Joseph Ting
  • Patent number: 10914941
    Abstract: An electromagnetic beam scanning system and corresponding method of use is provided. The system includes a motor, a reciprocating mechanism, and a focus optic. The motor is configured to generate a rotational movement. The reciprocating mechanism is operatively coupled with the motor and configured to convert the rotational movement to a reciprocating movement including a plurality of strokes along a first scanned axis. The reciprocating movement has a constant speed over a portion of at least one stroke of the plurality of strokes. The focus optic is operatively coupled to the reciprocating mechanism such that the focus optic moves experiences the reciprocating movement of the reciprocating mechanism. The focus optic is configured to focus an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) beam incident upon the focus optic to a focus along an optical axis substantially orthogonal to the first scanned axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Avava, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Holland Dresser, Jayant Bhawalkar, Joseph Ting
  • Patent number: 10849686
    Abstract: A cooling element includes a frame including one or more datums. The cooling element also includes a first window including a first proximal surface and a first distal surface. The first window is sealed to the frame. The cooling element further includes a second window sealed to the frame. The second window includes a second proximal surface and a second distal surface. The second window is configured to contact a target tissue or a tissue adjacent to the target tissue via the second distal surface. The cooing element also includes a coolant chamber located between the first distal surface of the first window and the second proximal surface of the second window and configured to receive a coolant. The first window, the second window and the coolant chamber are configured to receive and electromagnetic radiation (EMR), and transmit a portion of the received EMR to the target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Avava, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Holland Dresser, Jayant Bhawalkar, Joseph Ting
  • Publication number: 20200367757
    Abstract: An exemplary tissue detection and location identification apparatus can include, for example, a first electrically conductive layer at least partially (e.g., circumferentially) surrounding a lumen, an insulating layer at least partially (e.g., circumferentially) surrounding the first electrically conductive layer, and a second electrically conductive layer circumferentially surrounding the insulating layer, where the insulating layer can electrically isolate the first electrically conductive layer from the second electrically conductive layer. A further insulating layer can be included which can at least partially surrounding the second electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: JOE TING, Tania To, Vincent Zuo, James Wright, Ben Apollonio, Charles Holland Dresser
  • Publication number: 20200249471
    Abstract: An electromagnetic beam scanning system and corresponding method of use is provided. The system includes a motor, a reciprocating mechanism, and a focus optic. The motor is configured to generate a rotational movement. The reciprocating mechanism is operatively coupled with the motor and configured to convert the rotational movement to a reciprocating movement including a plurality of strokes along a first scanned axis. The reciprocating movement has a constant speed over a portion of at least one stroke of the plurality of strokes. The focus optic is operatively coupled to the reciprocating mechanism such that the focus optic moves experiences the reciprocating movement of the reciprocating mechanism. The focus optic is configured to focus an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) beam incident upon the focus optic to a focus along an optical axis substantially orthogonal to the first scanned axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Holland Dresser, Jayant Bhawalkar, Joseph Ting
  • Publication number: 20200237228
    Abstract: A system includes a focus optic configured to converge an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) beam to a focal region located along an optical axis. The system also includes a detector configured to detect a signal radiation emanating from a predetermined location along the optical axis. The system additionally includes a controller configured to adjust a parameter of the EMR beam based in part on the signal radiation detected by the detector. The system also includes a window located a predetermined depth away from the focal region, between the focal region and the focus optic along the optical axis, wherein the window is configured to make contact with a surface of a tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jayant Bhawalkar, Charles Holland Dresser, Rajender Katkam
  • Publication number: 20200205896
    Abstract: A cooling element includes a frame including one or more datums. The cooling element also includes a first window including a first proximal surface and a first distal surface. The first window is sealed to the frame. The cooling element further includes a second window sealed to the frame. The second window includes a second proximal surface and a second distal surface. The second window is configured to contact a target tissue or a tissue adjacent to the target tissue via the second distal surface. The cooing element also includes a coolant chamber located between the first distal surface of the first window and the second proximal surface of the second window and configured to receive a coolant. The first window, the second window and the coolant chamber are configured to receive and electromagnetic radiation (EMR), and transmit a portion of the received EMR to the target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Holland Dresser, Jayant Bhawalkar, Joseph Ting
  • Patent number: 10617468
    Abstract: A cooling element includes a frame including one or more datums. The cooling element also includes a first window including a first proximal surface and a first distal surface. The first window is sealed to the frame. The cooling element further includes a second window sealed to the frame. The second window includes a second proximal surface and a second distal surface. The second window is configured to contact a target tissue or a tissue adjacent to the target tissue via the second distal surface. The cooing element also includes a coolant chamber located between the first distal surface of the first window and the second proximal surface of the second window and configured to receive a coolant. The first window, the second window and the coolant chamber are configured to receive and electromagnetic radiation (EMR), and transmit a portion of the received EMR to the target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Avava, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Holland Dresser, Jayant Bhawalkar, Joseph Ting
  • Publication number: 20190388150
    Abstract: A system includes a focus optic configured to converge an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) beam to a focal region located along an optical axis. The system also includes a detector configured to detect a signal radiation emanating from a predetermined location along the optical axis. The system additionally includes a controller configured to adjust a parameter of the EMR beam based in part on the signal radiation detected by the detector. The system also includes a window located a predetermined depth away from the focal region, between the focal region and the focus optic along the optical axis, wherein the window is configured to make contact with a surface of a tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jayant Bhawalkar, Charles Holland Dresser, Rajender Katkam
  • Publication number: 20190389000
    Abstract: A method includes depositing a plurality of dopant particles within a predetermined region of a transparent material. The method also includes focusing a laser beam along an optical axis to a focal region that overlaps with at least a portion of the predetermined region. The focal region can irradiate at least a first dopant particle of the plurality of dopant particles. The method further includes adjusting a parameter of the laser beam to generate a plasma configured to form an inclusion within the transparent material. The method additionally includes scanning the focal region along a path within the transparent material to elongate the inclusion generally along the path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Ting, Charles Holland Dresser, Jayant Bhawalkar