Patents by Inventor Christopher J. Moran

Christopher J. Moran 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: 11810403
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for managing parking monitoring and enforcement. Parking at a meter or in a parking lot or ramp can be provided as a subscription. A registration and verification process for the subscription service can be provided as a multi-step process that combines the smart parking meter with a QR code, a mobile parking app for a smartphone, a central parking management system, and digital images of the parked vehicle(s). The registration process verifies that only vehicles owned by the subscriber are associated with the subscriber's account. Steps can also be employed to ensure that subscribers are not incorrectly issued parking citations by determining whether license plate data for a vehicle initially determined to be in violation matches an active subscription parker's roster of registered vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Municipal Parking Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Moran, Richard W. Kelley, II, David E. Collins, Jr., Marcus N. Schmidt, Christopher W. Baldwin, Padmavathi Ramuni
  • Publication number: 20230330075
    Abstract: Methods for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in a patient are disclosed. In the methods, a patient having COPD is selected for treatment based on the patient’s peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR) and percent predicted force expiratory volume in one second (FEV1); and a bronchodilator is administered to the selected patient using a nebulizer. Administration of a bronchodilator to patients having low PIFR and a percent predicted FEV1 less than 50 percent using a nebulizer as the inhalation delivery device provides significantly greater improvements in trough FEV1 and trough forced vital capacity (FVC) compared to administration of a bronchodilator to such patients using a dry powder inhaler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER NOEL BARNES, GLENN D. CRATER, EDMUND J. MORAN, SRIKANTH PENDYALA
  • Publication number: 20230255952
    Abstract: Methods for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in a patient are disclosed. In the methods, a patient having COPD is selected for treatment based on the patient's peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR) and percent predicted force expiratory volume in one second (FEV1); and a bronchodilator is administered to the selected patient using a nebulizer. Administration of a bronchodilator to patients having low PIFR and a percent predicted FEV1 less than 50 percent using a nebulizer as the inhalation delivery device provides significantly greater improvements in trough FEV1 and trough forced vital capacity (FVC) compared to administration of a bronchodilator to such patients using a dry powder inhaler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER NOEL BARNES, Glenn D. Crater, Edmund J. Moran, Srikanth Pendyala
  • Publication number: 20230186687
    Abstract: A parking meter system includes a plurality of parking space monitors, a central computer system networked with the plurality of parking space monitors, and a user computing device. Each of the parking space monitors includes a weather resistant housing, a processor disposed inside of the housing, a memory disposed inside of the housing and coupled to the processor, a network interface disposed in the housing and coupled to the processor, and camera coupled to the processor and aimed towards a parking space to be monitored. The user computing device is configured to transmit to a request for parking time, receive a purchase confirmation, and monitor a remaining purchased parking time which is synchronized to a parking timer countdown for a particular parking space where a user has parked that is being monitored by a particular one of the plurality of parking space monitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventors: Mark J. MORAN, Richard W. KELLEY, II, David E. COLLINS, JR., Steven B. LANE, Christopher W. BALDWIN, Marcus N. SCHMIDT, John J. LEIER, Ian T. BUI, Umarani PANDIAN
  • Patent number: 8439942
    Abstract: A medical device (40) including a collagenous biomaterial (10) for causing embolus and treating an aneurysm. The collagenous biomaterial (10) includes a small intestine submucosa (12) that is configured into various components (16) for causing a vascular occlusion or a packing aneurysm lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Cook Bioteck Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher J. Moran, Thomas G. Kozma, Umesh H. Patel, Mark W. Bleyer
  • Publication number: 20110077679
    Abstract: A medical device (40) including a collagenous biomaterial (10) for causing embolus and treating an aneurysm. The collagenous biomaterial (10) includes a small intestine submucosa (12) that is configured into various components (16) for causing a vascular occlusion or a packing aneurysm lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher J. Moran, Thomas G. Kozma, Umesh H. Patel, Mark W. Bleyer
  • Patent number: 7857825
    Abstract: A medical device (40) including a collagenous biomaterial (10) for causing embolus and treating an aneurysm. The collagenous biomaterial (10) includes a small intestine submucosa (12) that is configured into various components (16) for causing a vascular occlusion or a packing aneurysm lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Cook Biotech Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher J. Moran, Mark W. Bleyer, Thomas G. Kozma, Umesh H. Patel
  • Publication number: 20040158185
    Abstract: A medical device (40) including a collagenous biomaterial (10) for causing embolus and treating an aneurysm. The collagenous biomaterial (10) includes a small intestine submucosa (12) that is configured into various components (16) for causing a vascular occlusion or a packing aneurysm lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Christopher J. Moran, Mark W. Bleyer, Thomas G. Kozma, Umesh H. Patel
  • Patent number: 5197466
    Abstract: A system and method for producing volumetric conductive hyperthermia for the treatment of a cancerous tumor in a patient. The location and volume of the tumor are determined with the aid of a CT scanning system, and an array of probes each containing a heat-emitting element is formed by interstitial implantation in the tumor in a predetermined pattern for volumetric heating using a template for guiding the probes into parallel alignment in the tumor. The template is affixed with respect to the patient's body and with respect to the imaging plane of the CT scanning system. After implantation, the probes are connected to a manifold which is in turn connected to an external control system capable of independently controlling the probes while monitoring various analog and digital values representative of system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: MED Institute Inc.
    Inventors: J. Alexander Marchosky, Christopher J. Moran, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Patent number: 4989601
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and a substance is disclosed for releasing at a temperature above normal tissue temperature an anti-cancer drug and applying heat in combination to tissue having neoplastic cells such as a malignant brain tumor. The apparatus comprises a probe having a semi-rigid elongated member that is interstitially implanted in the malignant tumor. The elongated member is coated with a carrier substance that is responsive at a temperature above normal tissue temperature for releasing a carried substance such as a therapeutic anti-cancer drug. Within the elongated member, an electrical heater element produces heat when energized for heating the probe, the carrier substance, the anti-cancer drug, and the surrounding tissue. An electrical thermistor is also included within the elongated member for measuring the temperature of the probe in order to regulate the release of the drug and the temperature of the surrounding tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Medical Engineering & Development Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose A. Marchosky, Christopher J. Moran, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Patent number: 4961422
    Abstract: A system and method for producing volumetric conductive hyperthermia for the treatment of a cancerous tumor in a patient. The location and volume of the tumor are determined with the aid of a CT scanning system, and an array of probes each containing a heat-emitting element is formed by interstitial implantation in the tumor in a predetermined pattern for volumetric heating using a template for guiding the probes into parallel alignment in the tumor. The template is affixed with respect to the patient's body and with respect to the imaging plane of the CT scanning system. After implantation, the probes are connected to a manifold connector which is in turn connected to an external control system capable of independently controlling the probes while monitoring various analog and digital values representative of system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Inventors: J. Alexander Marchosky, Christopher J. Moran, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Patent number: 4947842
    Abstract: Method and apparatus is disclosed for treating tissue interstitially with multiple modalities of treatment. The apparatus comprises a semi-rigid elongated member that is implanted interstitially in the malignant tumor. A hollow passageway is longitudinally positioned in the member for positioning one or more modalities inserted or positioned therein. The elongated member is coated with another modality such as a carrier substance that is responsive at a temperature above normal tissue temperature for releasing a carried substance such as a therapeutic anti-cancer drug. Within the elongated member, an electrical heater element for one modality produces heat when energized for heating the probe, the carrier substance, the anti-cancer drug, and the surrounding tissue. A second modality such as a source of radiation is inserted in the passageway after the probe is interstitially implanted. A trocar stylet is initially inserted in the passageway to implant the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Medical Engineering and Development Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose A. Marchosky, Christopher J. Moran, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Patent number: 4465069
    Abstract: The head of a patient is held in place horizontally on the indexable sliding cradle of an X-ray scanner by a vertical ring encircling the head having radiolucent rests supporting the head behind the ears at the mastoid processes and beneath the eyes at the cheekbone area. Adjustable horizontally-projecting instrument support structure is carriage-mounted on an arcuate track in the ring between the forward rests and has a horizontally-bored instrument guide-holder of such density as to appear on an X-ray scan and positionable adjacent to the head with its horizontal bore in the plane of any indexable scanning section of the X-ray scanner. By scanning the head and adjacent guide holder, the holder may be positioned with its bore in the same plane as and on a line directed to a point of interest in the brain. Thereafter, the holder may be utilized to guide a surgical needle to the point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Inventors: Jean Y. Barbier, Christopher J. Moran
  • Patent number: 4360028
    Abstract: The head of a patient is held in place horizontally on the indexable sliding cradle of an X-ray scanner by a vertical ring encircling the head having radiolucent rests supporting the head behind the ears at the mastoid processes and beneath the eyes at the cheekbone area. Adjustable horizontally-projecting instrument support structure is carriage-mounted on an arcuate track in the ring between the forward rests and has a horizontally-bored instrument guide-holder of such density as to appear on an X-ray scan and positionable adjacent to the head with its horizontal bore in the plane of any indexable scanning section of the X-ray scanner. By scanning the head and adjacent guide holder, the holder may be positioned with its bore in the same plane as and on a line directed to a point of interest in the brain. Thereafter, the holder may be utilized to guide a surgical needle to the point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Inventors: Jean Y. Barbier, Christopher J. Moran