Patents by Inventor Christopher Baker

Christopher Baker 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: 20220126115
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for treating clinical or pre-clinical skin damage in a skin field of a subject, wherein the skin field has been allocated a skin cancerization field index (SCR) score of at least 1 as determined by a process comprising the steps of: (i) assessing the number of keratoses in the skin field; (ii) assessing the thickness of the thickest keratosis in the skin field; and (iii) assessing the proportion of the field affected by clinical or subclinical skin damage. Based on the assessments made in (i), (ii) and (iii) the subject is optionally treated by at least one of (a) freezing one or more lesions, (b) shaving, curetting or surgically removing one or more lesions, (c) applying a topical treatment for actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, and (d) radiation therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: GenesisCare Ventures Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Christopher Baker, Judith Mary Cole, Robert Sinclair, Warren Weightman, Stephen Shumack, Lynda Spelman, Peter Foley
  • Patent number: 11253724
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for treating clinical or pre-clinical skin damage in a skin field of a subject, wherein the skin field has been allocated a skin cancerization field index (SCFI) score of at least 1 as determined by a process comprising the steps of: (i) assessing the number of keratoses in the skin field; (ii) assessing the thickness of the thickest keratosis in the skin field; and (iii) assessing the proportion of the field affected by clinical or subclinical skin damage. Based on the assessments made in (i), (ii) and (iii) the subject is optionally treated by at least one of (a) freezing one or more lesions, (b) shaving, curetting or surgically removing one or more lesions, (c) applying a topical treatment for actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, and (d) radiation therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: GenesisCare Ventures Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Christopher Baker, Judith Mary Cole, Robert Sinclair, Warren Weightman, Stephen Shumack, Lynda Spelman, Peter Foley
  • Patent number: 11247205
    Abstract: Surface-modified glass and polymer membrane interfaces form high-electrical resistance seals that can be used in microfluidic valves and array devices tailored for electrophysiological measurements. The incorporation of high seal resistance valves into the array device allows only the desired electrophysiological signal to be detected by a patch clamp amplifier, enabling parallel experiments with one patch clamp amplifier, which can greatly improve the cost efficiency. To achieve the desired high seal resistance, surface modification was performed on the glass components to increase the interaction between the glass and the membrane surfaces. The valves exhibit seal resistance of >500 G? after modification, which is 100× higher than reported for unmodified valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Xuemin Wang, Christopher Baker, Craig A. Aspinwall
  • Publication number: 20220001201
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for treating clinical or pre-clinical skin damage in a skin field of a subject, wherein the skin field has been allocated a skin cancerization field index (SCFI) score of at least 1 as determined by a process comprising the steps of: (i) assessing the number of keratoses in the skin field; (ii) assessing the thickness of the thickest keratosis in the skin field; and (iii) assessing the proportion of the field affected by clinical or subclinical skin damage. Based on the assessments made in (i), (ii) and (iii) the subject is optionally treated by at least one of (a) freezing one or more lesions, (b) shaving, curetting or surgically removing one or more lesions, (c) applying a topical treatment for actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, and (d) radiation therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: GenesisCare Ventures Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Christopher Baker, Judith Mary Cole, Robert Sinclair, Warren Weightman, Stephen Shumack, Lynda Spelman, Peter Foley
  • Publication number: 20210372731
    Abstract: A brace assembly is configured for use with a longitudinal support of a firearm, such as a cylindrical bar or receiver extension. The assembly includes a brace body with a first or lower body member and a second or upper body member. The body members are configured to engage opposite surfaces of the longitudinal support. A brace portion can be attached to the brace body. In one example, a mounting post extends rearwardly from the brace body and the brace portion includes left and right brace members each having an upper end portion configured to attach to and pivot about the mounting post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Shinkle, Christopher Baker, Wayne Wilson, Harry Andrew Packard, Sean Kennedy, Luke Edward Morenz, Christopher Brent D'Alfonso
  • Publication number: 20210225150
    Abstract: Implementations of firearm regulation systems may include a firearm safety system (FSS) configured to physically couple to a firearm. The FSS may include a locking mechanism configured to prevent the firearm from firing and a sensor configured to detect an environmental parameter. The firearm regulation system may also include a management system communicatively coupled to the FSS and a site safety system (SSS) communicatively coupled to the management system. The SSS may include one or more lockdown mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher Baker
  • Patent number: 11058322
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein use near field communications to locate a radiating transponder, such as a pill swallowed by a patient. The system can be triggered to turn on and transmit a waveform to a set of antennas attached to, coupled with, or near the patient. The magnetic field emitted by the transponder can be measured by the receiving antennas, for example, using principles of mutual inductance. The differential phase and/or time shifts between the antennas can contain sufficient information to find the location of the transponder and optionally its orientation relative to body coordinates. The system can display the location and/or orientation of the transponder. Further, the pill can include a reservoir to deliver a payload at a particular site of the patient's body based at least in part on the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Rock West Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Eugene Old, John Christopher Baker, Neal J. Carron, Donald Gordon Pritchett
  • Publication number: 20210088509
    Abstract: Surface-modified silica microparticles that are functionalized with stabilized phospholipid vesicles are described herein. These stabilized vesicles can be functionalized with either transmembrane receptors or membrane associated receptors and used for affinity pull-down assays or other chromatographic separation modalities to provide affinity capture/concentration of low abundance ligands in complex mixtures with minimal sample preparation. Further described are methods and apparatus for forming polymer frits in a fused silica capillary. The capillary containing a monomer solution is placed between one or more heat sources connected to each other via a jig and operatively coupled to a temperature controller. The polymer frits are synthesized via thermal polymerization of the monomer solution using the heat sources, which allows for placement of the polymer frits at a spatially-defined location in the capillary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Craig A. Aspinwall, Jinyan Wang, Kendall Sandy, Steven Scott Saavedra, Christopher Baker, Elyssia S. Gallagher, Boying Liang
  • Patent number: 10945635
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein can use near field communications to locate a radiating transmitter, such as a pill transmitter swallowed by a patient. In some embodiments, the pill transmitter can include multiple transmitting elements configured to transmit signals in an axis orthogonal with respect to each other. Further, in some embodiment, the pill transmitter can also include multiple transmitting elements in each of the three axes where the three axes may be perpendicular with respect to each other. The magnetic field emitted from the pill transmitter can be measured by the receiving antennas, for example, using principles of mutual inductance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rock West Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Neal Jay Carron, Thomas Eugene Old, Donald Gordon Pritchett, John Christopher Baker
  • Patent number: 10950111
    Abstract: Implementations of firearm regulation systems may include a firearm safety system (FSS) configured to physically couple to a firearm. The FSS may include a locking mechanism configured to prevent the firearm from firing and a sensor configured to detect an environmental parameter. The firearm regulation system may also include a management system communicatively coupled to the FSS and a site safety system (SSS) communicatively coupled to the management system. The SSS may include one or more lockdown mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Talknowledge, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Baker
  • Patent number: 10805184
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for analyzing and managing time series workload data are provided. Example embodiments provide a Data Management and Analysis platform that enables end users to modernize their system configurations to incorporate external services techniques, such as cloud technologies, and to utilize virtualization technologies to host some of their functions in a manner that improves the overall performance of their configurations. This may be particularly useful in an IT environment with many interdependent systems where it is hard to analyze and determine where externally hosted or hybrid (e.g., both remote and local) systems might improve the overall delivery of services and cost to end users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore A. Carroll, Bruce Twito, John Scumniotales, Christopher Baker
  • Publication number: 20200312111
    Abstract: Implementations of firearm regulation systems may include a firearm safety system (FSS) configured to physically couple to a firearm. The FSS may include a locking mechanism configured to prevent the firearm from firing and a sensor configured to detect an environmental parameter. The firearm regulation system may also include a management system communicatively coupled to the FSS and a site safety system (SSS) communicatively coupled to the management system. The SSS may include one or more lockdown mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Baker
  • Patent number: 10718778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for detecting sulfenylation within thiol groups in proteins, metabolites, or materials. Protein sulfenylation (Cys-SOH) describes the reversible post-translational modification of protein thiols by hydrogen peroxide, and plays a central role in oxidative signaling (see, e.g., Paulsen, C. E. & Carroll, K. S. 2013 Chemical Reviews 113, 4633-679). Growth factor stimulation activates NADPH oxidase enzymes, releasing a local burst of hydrogen peroxide, which transiently oxidizes the nuclcophilic cysteine of protein phosphatases and other proximal redox active thiols (see, e.g., Paulsen, C. E. et al., 2012 Nature Chemical Biology 8, 57-64). In addition to masking functional cysteine's, sulfenylation is also a critical intermediate towards irreversible cysteine oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Brent R. Martin, Christopher Baker Tom
  • Patent number: 10556301
    Abstract: A tube clamp assembly for aligning and clamping a pair of tube ends includes: an elongate bar having a channel shaped to substantially conform to receive outer surfaces of adjacent tube ends when the channel is aligned parallel to a longitudinal axis of the adjacent tube ends, the elongate bar further including a bore oriented perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the adjacent tube ends; a clamping member having an elongate body oriented parallel to the longitudinal axis of the adjacent tube ends, the clamping member having a bore formed therethrough, the bore substantially aligned with the bore of the elongate bar; at least one cable attached to the clamping member and extending around a distal outer wall of the adjacent tube ends; an elongate threaded bolt extending from a first end through the bore of the clamping member and into the bore of the bar member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Steven Christopher Baker
  • Publication number: 20190380618
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a flexible circuit for insertion into a pill capsule. The flexible circuit has a first portion having an electrical contact to electrically connect with a battery, a second portion having an electrical contact to electrically connect with the battery, a first arm separating the first portion and second portion, a third portion comprising a first antenna, a second arm separating the first portion and third portion, a fourth portion comprising a second antenna, a third arm separating the first portion and fourth portion, a third arm separating the first portion and fourth portion, and a fifth portion comprising a third antenna. The first portion, second portion, and first arm form a first receptacle to receive a battery. The third portion, fourth portion, and fifth portion form a second receptacle to receive a cube ferrite core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Neal Jay Carron, Thomas Eugene Old, Donald Gordon Pritchett, John Christopher Baker
  • Patent number: 10509172
    Abstract: A tunable optical device comprising an optical ring cavity and one or more pairs of electrodes for capacitive actuation of the optical tuning. Applying a potential difference to the electrodes applies a capacitive force to the optical ring cavity which changes the optical resonance frequency. The device can be used as a binary optical switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Warwick Bowen, Christopher Baker
  • Publication number: 20190117115
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein use near field communications to locate a radiating transponder, such as a pill swallowed by a patient. The system can be triggered to turn on and transmit a waveform to a set of antennas attached to, coupled with, or near the patient. The magnetic field emitted by the transponder can be measured by the receiving antennas, for example, using principles of mutual inductance. The differential phase and/or time shifts between the antennas can contain sufficient information to find the location of the transponder and optionally its orientation relative to body coordinates. The system can display the location and/or orientation of the transponder. Further, the pill can include a reservoir to deliver a payload at a particular site of the patient's body based at least in part on the determined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Eugene Old, John Christopher Baker, Neal J. Carron, Donald Gordon Pritchett
  • Patent number: 10251580
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a flexible circuit for insertion into a pill capsule. The flexible circuit has a first portion having an electrical contact to electrically connect with a battery, a second portion having an electrical contact to electrically connect with the battery, a first arm separating the first portion and second portion, a third portion comprising a first antenna, a second arm separating the first portion and third portion, a fourth portion comprising a second antenna, a third arm separating the first portion and fourth portion, a third arm separating the first portion and fourth portion, and a fifth portion comprising a third antenna. The first portion, second portion, and first arm form a first receptacle to receive a battery. The third portion, fourth portion, and fifth portion form a second receptacle to receive a cube ferrite core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rock West Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Neal Jay Carron, Thomas Eugene Old, Donald Gordon Pritchett, John Christopher Baker
  • Publication number: 20190054578
    Abstract: A tube clamp assembly for aligning and clamping a pair of tube ends includes: an elongate bar having a channel shaped to substantially conform to receive outer surfaces of adjacent tube ends when the channel is aligned parallel to a longitudinal axis of the adjacent tube ends, the elongate bar further including a bore oriented perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the adjacent tube ends; a clamping member having an elongate body oriented parallel to the longitudinal axis of the adjacent tube ends, the clamping member having a bore formed therethrough, the bore substantially aligned with the bore of the elongate bar; at least one cable attached to the clamping member and extending around a distal outer wall of the adjacent tube ends; an elongate threaded bolt extending from a first end through the bore of the clamping member and into the bore of the bar member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Christopher Baker
  • Publication number: 20180297029
    Abstract: Surface-modified glass and polymer membrane interfaces form high-electrical resistance seals that can be used in microfluidic valves and array devices tailored for electrophysiological measurements. The incorporation of high seal resistance valves into the array device allows only the desired electrophysiological signal to be detected by a patch clamp amplifier, enabling parallel experiments with one patch clamp amplifier, which can greatly improve the cost efficiency. To achieve the desired high seal resistance, surface modification was performed on the glass components to increase the interaction between the glass and the membrane surfaces. The valves exhibit seal resistance of >500G? after modification, which is 100× higher than reported for unmodified valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Xuemin Wang, Christopher Baker, Craig A. Aspinwall