Patents by Inventor Curtis Tom

Curtis Tom 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: 20190237161
    Abstract: Methods for preparing sequencing libraries from a DNA-containing test sample, as well as methods for reducing the occurrence of edge errors prior to sequencing, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ravi Vijaya Satya, Sante Gnerre, Nicholas Eattock, Lijuan Ji, Curtis Tom
  • Publication number: 20190155146
    Abstract: Devices and methods for the manipulation and handling of light blocking masks suitable for controlled illumination of the wells of multi-well test plates are described. Such controlled illumination can be used to generate simple or complex three dimensional forms within the wells when used in combination with suitable photoactivatable polymer or gel precursors. Light blocking masks of the inventive concept can include features that stabilize or grip a multiwell plate when in use. Such masks can have apertures having a fixed configuration, or can have apertures with transient or changeable configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kolin HRIBAR, Andrew KELLY, Curtis TOM
  • Publication number: 20190046793
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing interference in a therapeutic energy delivery system by delivering an electrical therapeutic signal to a patient to provide a therapeutic benefit to the patient, and delivering an electrical counter signal to the patient that destructively interferes with an electrical interference signal resulting from delivering the electrical therapeutic signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Timothy Machold, Zachary J. Malchano, Curtis Tom
  • Patent number: 10052479
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing interference in a therapeutic energy delivery system by delivering an electrical therapeutic signal to a patient to provide a therapeutic benefit to the patient, and delivering an electrical counter signal to the patient that destructively interferes with an electrical interference signal resulting from delivering the electrical therapeutic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Timothy Machold, Zachary J. Malchano, Curtis Tom
  • Publication number: 20180132663
    Abstract: An easily assembled blender with an internal frame holding a cupholder elevator assembly, a mix motor assembly, a food preparation chamber, a water heater assembly and a steamer assembly. The water heater and steamer assemblies are preferably on modular trays that slide into the internal frame. The water heater preferably also serves as a hot water reservoir and, to avoid overheating, has its heating coil located near its bottom. To resist scale deposits, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tubing is preferably used to transport steam from the steamer to the food preparation chamber. To expedite manufacture, a spring-biased idler assembly with a drive belt for the cupholder elevator assembly preferably snaps into a lower receiving port on the internal frame. Crisscrossing infrared light beams are preferably placed at the entrance of the food preparation chamber to detect whether the cup entering the chamber is the correct size and detect whether any foreign object is below the food preparation chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: F'REAL FOODS LLC
    Inventors: Steven T. CONNELL, John DIEMER, Kathleen A. SCHEIBLE, Kurt J. AHMANN, Patrick M. GOEBEL, Shek Fai LAU, Curtis TOM
  • Publication number: 20170105246
    Abstract: Devices and methods of entraining a substance within an airflow are disclosed. Condensation aerosol delivery devices and methods of consistently producing multiple doses of a substance, such as a drug, having high purity, high yield, characterized by a particle size distribution appropriate for pulmonary delivery, and which can be administered to a user in a single dose are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Steven D. Cross, Matthieu Herbette, Andrew J.G. Kelly, Daniel J. Myers, William W. Shen, Ryan D. Timmons, Curtis Tom, Justin M. Virgili, Martin J. Wensley
  • Patent number: 9532899
    Abstract: NMES systems and methods for stimulating muscle tissue, and in some embodiments deep muscle tissue. The impedance near the surface of the skin is controllably increased to increase the percentage of energy delivered to a subject that stimulates muscle tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: NIVEUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Zachary J. Malchano, Timothy Machold, Curtis Tom
  • Patent number: 9370629
    Abstract: Heating units, drug supply units and drug delivery articles capable of rapid heating are disclosed. Heating units comprising a substrate and a solid fuel capable of undergoing an exothermic metal oxidation reaction disposed within the substrate are disclosed. These heating units can be actuated by electrical resistance, by optical ignition or by percussion. Drug supply units and drug delivery articles wherein a solid fuel is configured to heat a substrate to a temperature sufficient to rapidly thermally vaporize a drug disposed thereon are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Ramesh Damani, Ron L. Hale, Daniel J. Myers, Reynaldo J. Quintana, Dennis W. Solas, Soonho Song, Pravin Soni, Curtis Tom, Krishnamohan Sharma
  • Publication number: 20160022481
    Abstract: NMES systems and methods for stimulating muscle tissue, and in some embodiments deep muscle tissue. The impedance near the surface of the skin is controllably increased to increase the percentage of energy delivered to a subject that stimulates muscle tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Brian J. FAHEY, Zachary J. MALCHANO, Timothy MACHOLD, Curtis TOM
  • Publication number: 20160001070
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing interference in a therapeutic energy delivery system by delivering an electrical therapeutic signal to a patient to provide a therapeutic benefit to the patient, and delivering an electrical counter signal to the patient that destructively interferes with an electrical interference signal resulting from delivering the electrical therapeutic signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Brian J. FAHEY, Timothy MACHOLD, Zachary J. MALCHANO, Curtis TOM
  • Patent number: 9149386
    Abstract: NMES systems and methods for stimulating muscle tissue, and in some embodiments deep muscle tissue. The impedance near the surface of the skin is controllably increased to increase the percentage of energy delivered to a subject that stimulates muscle tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: NIVEUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Zachary J. Malchano, Timothy Machold, Curtis Tom
  • Publication number: 20150272775
    Abstract: Thermal packs adapted for use in a muscle stimulation system, comprising an external housing with a first material therein and at least one phase change element therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Fayez CHEHAB, Brian J. FAHEY, Timothy MACHOLD, Zachary J. MALCHANO, Curtis TOM, Steven H. TREBOTICH
  • Publication number: 20150265783
    Abstract: Heating units, drug supply units and drug delivery articles capable of rapid heating are disclosed. Heating units comprising a substrate and a solid fuel capable of undergoing an exothermic metal oxidation reaction disposed within the substrate are disclosed. These heating units can be actuated by electrical resistance, by optical ignition or by percussion. Drug supply units and drug delivery articles wherein a solid fuel is configured to heat a substrate to a temperature sufficient to rapidly thermally vaporize a drug disposed thereon are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Ramesh Damani, Ron L. Hale, Daniel J. Myers, Reynaldo J. Quintana, Dennis W. Solas, Soonho Song, Pravin Soni, Curtis Tom, Krishnamohan Sharma
  • Patent number: 8991387
    Abstract: Heating units, drug supply units and drug delivery articles capable of rapid heating are disclosed. Heating units comprising a substrate and a solid fuel capable of undergoing an exothermic metal oxidation reaction disposed within the substrate are disclosed. These heating units can be actuated by electrical resistance, by optical ignition or by percussion. Drug supply units and drug delivery articles wherein a solid fuel is configured to heat a substrate to a temperature sufficient to rapidly thermally vaporize a drug disposed thereon are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Damani, Ron L. Hale, Daniel J. Myers, Reynaldo J. Quintana, Dennis W. Solas, Soonho Song, Pravin Soni, Curtis Tom, Krishnamohan Sharma
  • Publication number: 20140005759
    Abstract: NMES systems and methods for stimulating muscle tissue, and in some embodiments deep muscle tissue. The impedance near the surface of the skin is controllably increased to increase the percentage of energy delivered to a subject that stimulates muscle tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Brian J. Fahey, Zachary J. Malchano, Timothy Machold, Curtis Tom
  • Patent number: 8387612
    Abstract: Heating units, drug supply units and drug delivery articles capable of rapid heating are disclosed. Heating units comprising a substrate and a solid fuel capable of undergoing an exothermic metal oxidation reaction disposed within the substrate are disclosed. These heating units can be actuated by electrical resistance, by optical ignition or by percussion. Drug supply units and drug delivery articles wherein a solid fuel is configured to heat a substrate to a temperature sufficient to rapidly thermally vaporize a drug disposed thereon are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Damani, Ron L. Hale, Daniel J. Myers, Reynaldo J. Quintana, Dennis W. Solas, Soonho Song, Pravin Soni, Curtis Tom, Kirshnamohan Sharma
  • Patent number: 8333197
    Abstract: Devices and methods of entraining a substance within an airflow are disclosed. Condensation aerosol delivery devices and methods of consistently producing multiple doses of a substance, such as a drug, having high purity, high yield, characterized by a particle size distribution appropriate for pulmonary delivery, and which can be administered to a user in a single dose are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Cross, Mathieu Herbette, Andrew J. G. Kelly, Daniel J. Myers, William W. Shen, Ryan D. Timmons, Curtis Tom, Justin M. Virgili, Martin J. Wensley
  • Publication number: 20110233043
    Abstract: Devices and methods of entraining a substance within an airflow are disclosed. Condensation aerosol delivery devices and methods of consistently producing multiple doses of a substance, such as a drug, having high purity, high yield, characterized by a particle size distribution appropriate for pulmonary delivery, and which can be administered to a user in a single dose are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D. Cross, Matthieu Herbette, Andrew J.G. Kelly, Daniel J. Myers, William W. Shen, Ryan D. Timmons, Curtis Tom, Justin M. Virgili, Martin J. Wensley
  • Patent number: 7923662
    Abstract: High sparking initiator compositions with a controlled amount of power are disclosed. The initiator compositions comprise a metal containing oxidizing agent, at least one metal reducing agent, and a non-explosive binder. Low voltage igniters that provide bidirectional plumes upon ignition are also disclosed. These igniters have a electrically resistive element positioned across a hole in a support which directs the plume. These igniters and compositions are useful in the actuation of solid fuel heating unit, in particular, sealed heating units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron L. Hale, Mingzu Lei, Hilary N. Pettit, Dennis W. Solas, Soonho Song, Curtis Tom
  • Patent number: 7913688
    Abstract: A device for delivering a drug by inhalation is disclosed. The device includes a body defining an interior flow-through chamber having upstream and downstream chamber openings, and a drug supply unit contained within the chamber for producing, upon actuation, a heated drug vapor in a condensation region of the chamber. Gas drawn through the chamber region at a selected gas-flow rate is effective to form drug condensation particles from the drug vapor having a selected MMAD between 0.02 and 0.1 MMAD or between 1 and 3.5 ?m. A gas-flow control valve disposed upstream of the unit functions to limit gas-flow rate through the condensation region to the selected gas-flow rate. An actuation switch in the device activates the drug-supply unit, such that the drug-supply unit can be controlled to produce vapor when the gas-flow rate through the chamber is at the selected flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Cross, Craig C. Hodges, Ron L. Hale, Peter M. Lloyd, Daniel J. Myers, Reynaldo J. Quintana, Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Curtis Tom, Martin J. Wensley