Patents by Inventor Daniel J. Gibson

Daniel J. Gibson 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: 20220332918
    Abstract: A polymer comprising one or more chalcogenide elements and one or more crosslinking moieties. The crosslinking moieties may be organic, inorganic, or both. Also disclosed is the related method for making a polymer comprising purifying a chalcogenide polymer powder comprising one or more chalcogenide elements, melting the purified chalcogenide polymer powder, adding one or more crosslinking moieties to the melted chalcogenide polymer, and curing the modified chalcogenide polymer at a temperature between 150 and 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Darryl A. Boyd, Vinh Q. Nguyen, Nia A. Pollard, Frederic H. Kung, Daniel J. Gibson, Jason D. Myers, Colin C. Baker, Woohong Kim, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Publication number: 20220218900
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wearable drug delivery device including a container filled at least partially with a drug including at least one of a PCSK9 (Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9) specific antibody, a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), a sclerostin antibody, or a calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antibody. The wearable drug delivery device may include a needle and an insertion mechanism configured to insert the needle into a patient. A fluid pathway connector may define a sterile fluid flowpath between the container and the insertion mechanism. Optionally, a cannula initially disposed about the needle may be included. The cannula may be retained in the patient at an injection site created by the needle after the needle is withdrawn from the patient. Methods of assembly and operation are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, Sheldon B, Moberg, Basel Hasan Taha, Margaux Frances Boyaval, Mark A. Destefano, John C. Love, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV, Matthew J. Clemente, Rajan Ramaswamy, Daniel S. Codd, Scott Beaver, Kevin L. Bokelman, Sean M. O'connor, Robert Decker, Gautam N. Shetty, Ryan M. Agard, Nicholas J. Ciccarelli, Daniel Davenport
  • Publication number: 20210246066
    Abstract: The present invention provides for synthesizing high optical quality multicomponent chalcogenide glasses without refractive index perturbations due to striae, phase separation or crystal formation using a two-zone furnace and multiple fining steps. The top and bottom zones are initially heated to the same temperature, and then a temperature gradient is created between the top zone and the bottom zone. The fining and cooling phase is divided into multiple steps with multiple temperature holds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Vinh Q. Nguyen, Mikhail Kotov, Daniel J. Gibson, Shyam S. Bayya, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Gryphon A. Drake
  • Publication number: 20210230040
    Abstract: A high optical quality multicomponent chalcogenide glasses without refractive index perturbations due to striae, phase separation or crystal formation made using a sealed ampoule with chemical components enclosed inside, a two-zone furnace, a convection heating/mixing step, and multiple fining steps. Initially, the sealed ampoule is oriented vertically within the two-zone furnace and heated to melt the chemical components contained within, and a temperature gradient is created between the top zone and the bottom zone such that the bottom zone has a higher temperature. This temperature gradient causes convection currents within the viscous liquid until it is sufficiently mixed due to the convective flow. Then the temperature gradient is reversed such that the top zone now has a higher temperature and the convective flow ceases. The furnace temperatures are then reduced over a period of time, with holds at multiple temperatures for fining and cooling to form a solid glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Vinh Q. Nguyen, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Daniel J. Gibson, Mikhail Kotov, Gryphon A. Drake, Shyam S. Bayya
  • Patent number: 10988407
    Abstract: The present invention provides for synthesizing high optical quality multicomponent chalcogenide glasses without refractive index perturbations due to striae, phase separation or crystal formation using a two-zone furnace and multiple fining steps. The top and bottom zones are initially heated to the same temperature, and then a temperature gradient is created between the top zone and the bottom zone. The fining and cooling phase is divided into multiple steps with multiple temperature holds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Vinh Q. Nguyen, Mikhail Kotov, Daniel J. Gibson, Shyam S. Bayya, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Gryphon A. Drake
  • Patent number: 10974984
    Abstract: A method for making high optical quality multicomponent chalcogenide glasses without refractive index perturbations due to striae, phase separation or crystal formation using a sealed ampoule with chemical components enclosed inside, a two-zone furnace, a convection heating/mixing step, and multiple fining steps. Initially, the sealed ampoule is oriented vertically within the two-zone furnace and heated to melt the chemical components contained within, and a temperature gradient is created between the top zone and the bottom zone such that the bottom zone has a higher temperature. This temperature gradient causes convection currents within the viscous liquid until it is sufficiently mixed due to the convective flow. Then the temperature gradient is reversed such that the top zone now has a higher temperature and the convective flow ceases. The furnace temperatures are then reduced over a period of time, with holds at multiple temperatures for fining and cooling to form a solid glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Vinh Q. Nguyen, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Daniel J. Gibson, Mikhail Kotov, Gryphon A. Drake, Shyam S. Bayya
  • Patent number: 10948656
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a device comprising multiple specialty glass optical fibers that combines several different mid-infrared optical signals from multiple optical fibers into one signal in a single optical fiber. In addition, the present invention provides for a method of making the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gibson, Leslie Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Frederic H. Kung, Ishwar D. Aggarwal
  • Publication number: 20200397873
    Abstract: Described herein are formulations that can include one or more enzymes that can break down one or more components of scar tissue. Also provided herein are methods of treating scar tissue by administering a formulation provided herein to a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Mark B. Sherwood, Daniel J. Gibson, Gregory Scott Schultz
  • Patent number: 10822262
    Abstract: An optical fiber with multiple openings made from the steps comprising fabricating an extrusion die using at least one additive manufacturing technique such that the extrusion die has a first set of plurality of channels that combine inside the die into a second set of plurality of channels with a different set of shapes and sizes, extruding a glass through the extrusion die, forming a fiber optic preform having a plurality of longitudinal openings that run the entire length of the fiber optic preform, attaching a barrier layer to the fiber optic preform to form a series of channels to which pressure can be applied by a gas, wherein each channel has a pressure that is independently controlled, and stretching the fiber optic preform at an elevated temperature into an optical fiber with multiple openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gibson, Rafael R. Gattass, Daniel L. Rhonehouse, Shyam S. Bayya, L. Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Publication number: 20200317557
    Abstract: This application relates generally to an optical fiber for the delivery of infrared light where the polarization state of the light entering the fiber is preserved upon exiting the fiber and the related methods for making thereof. The optical fiber has a wavelength between about 0.9 ?m and 15 ?m, comprises at least one infrared-transmitting glass, and has a polarization-maintaining (PM) transverse cross-sectional structure. The infrared-transmitting, polarization-maintaining (IR-PM) optical fiber has a birefringence greater than 10?5 and has applications in dual-use technologies including laser power delivery, sensing and imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gibson, Daniel Rhonehouse, Shyam S. Bayya, L. Brandon Shaw, Rafael R. Gattass, Jesse A. Frantz, Jason D. Myers, Woohong Kim, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 10689284
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for making infrared transmitting graded index optical elements by selecting at least two different infrared-transmitting materials, each with a different refractive index, having similar thermo-viscous behavior; assembling the infrared-transmitting materials into a stack comprising one or more layers of each infrared-transmitting material resulting in the stack having a graded index profile; and forming the stack into a desired shape. Also disclosed is the related optical element made by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gibson, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Guillermo R. Villalobos, Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Dean A Scribner
  • Patent number: 10649142
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for splicing crystal fibers to silica glass fibers. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide mechanically stable bonds with negligible optical transmission loss by splicing fibers through a thermally enhanced reaction bonding process at lower temperatures than the melting point of the crystal. In an embodiment, mixing of the materials at elevated temperatures forms a stable intermediary material which enhances strength and reduces the transmission losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Rajesh Thapa, Rafael R. Gattass, Daniel J. Gibson, Woohong Kim, L. Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Publication number: 20200096446
    Abstract: Processes which require the mixing of solutions in definite proportions typically require precise equipment to measure and dispense the solutions to maintain the proportions within a tolerable range. Some processes are not amenable to precise collection, transportation, or mixing of solutions and would therefore cause the proportions to be uncontrolled. Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods that allow imprecise volumes of solutions to be utilized while maintaining control of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel J. Gibson
  • Patent number: 10577639
    Abstract: The subject invention provides novel devices and methods for the detection and quantification of neutrophil elastase activity in biological samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Schultz, Daniel J. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20190382298
    Abstract: An optical fiber with multiple openings made from the steps comprising fabricating an extrusion die using at least one additive manufacturing technique such that the extrusion die has a first set of plurality of channels that combine inside the die into a second set of plurality of channels with a different set of shapes and sizes, extruding a glass through the extrusion die, forming a fiber optic preform having a plurality of longitudinal openings that run the entire length of the fiber optic preform, attaching a barrier layer to the fiber optic preform to form a series of channels to which pressure can be applied by a gas, wherein each channel has a pressure that is independently controlled, and stretching the fiber optic preform at an elevated temperature into an optical fiber with multiple openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gibson, Rafael R. Gattass, Daniel L. Rhonehouse, Shyam S. Bayya, L. Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Publication number: 20190324209
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for splicing crystal fibers to silica glass fibers. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide mechanically stable bonds with negligible optical transmission loss by splicing fibers through a thermally enhanced reaction bonding process at lower temperatures than the melting point of the crystal. In an embodiment, mixing of the materials at elevated temperatures forms a stable intermediary material which enhances strength and reduces the transmission losses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Rajesh Thapa, Rafael R. Gattass, Daniel J. Gibson, Woohong Kim, L. Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 10370280
    Abstract: A method of making an optical fiber with multiple openings comprising the steps of fabricating an extrusion die using additive manufacturing such that the extrusion die has a plurality of channels that combine inside the die into another set of channels, extruding a glass, forming a fiber optic preform having a plurality of longitudinal openings that run the entire length, attaching a barrier layer for pressure application, and stretching the preform into an optical fiber with multiple openings. An extrusion die comprising an additive manufactured material, having a proximal side having openings and having a distal side having openings, wherein the openings of the proximal side are of feed channels, wherein the openings of the distal side are of forming channels, and wherein in side the body of the die, two of the feed channels combine the forming channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gibson, Rafael R. Gattass, Daniel L. Rhonehouse, Shyam S. Bayya, L. Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 10338315
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for splicing crystal fibers to silica glass fibers. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide mechanically stable bonds with negligible optical transmission loss by splicing fibers through a thermally enhanced reaction bonding process at lower temperatures than the melting point of the crystal. In an embodiment, mixing of the materials at elevated temperatures forms a stable intermediary material which enhances strength and reduces the transmission losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Rajesh Thapa, Rafael R. Gattass, Daniel J. Gibson, Woohong Kim, L. Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Publication number: 20190194052
    Abstract: A method for making high optical quality multicomponent chalcogenide glasses without refractive index perturbations due to striae, phase separation or crystal formation using a sealed ampoule with chemical components enclosed inside, a two-zone furnace, a convection heating/mixing step, and multiple fining steps. Initially, the sealed ampoule is oriented vertically within the two-zone furnace and heated to melt the chemical components contained within, and a temperature gradient is created between the top zone and the bottom zone such that the bottom zone has a higher temperature. This temperature gradient causes convection currents within the viscous liquid until it is sufficiently mixed due to the convective flow. Then the temperature gradient is reversed such that the top zone now has a higher temperature and the convective flow ceases. The furnace temperatures are then reduced over a period of time, with holds at multiple temperatures for fining and cooling to form a solid glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Vinh Q. Nguyen, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Daniel J. Gibson, Mikhail Kotov, Gryphon A. Drake, Shyam S. Bayya
  • Publication number: 20190117746
    Abstract: Described herein are formulations that can include one or more enzymes that can break down one or more components of scar tissue. Also provided herein are methods of treating scar tissue by administering a formulation provided herein to a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: MARK B. SHERWOOD, DANIEL J. GIBSON, GREGORY SCOTT SCHULTZ