Patents by Inventor Daniel Storey

Daniel Storey 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: 20200306401
    Abstract: A sterilization system and method are provided that convert a sterilant solution to a vapor using an outgassing process that removes sterilant vapor from a solution (e.g., liquid) or a solid and delivers the sterilant vapor into an interior of an enclosure vessel. The interior of the enclosed vessel is maintained at a vacuum pressure. Once the sterilant vapor enters the interior of the vessel, the vapor expands to all surfaces to effectively sterilizing the interior of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: ADAM R. COOKSON, DANIEL STOREY
  • Publication number: 20180289846
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for rapid sterilization of items in a vacuum or sterilization chamber. Embodiments include conductively heated, vacuum-based sterilization approaches that can be applied to devices, such as medical devices, electronic devices, and other suitable devices. For example, an item that has been exposed to excessive contamination is placed inside the sterilization chamber. The chamber can be depressurized to a vacuum level sufficient to gasify liquids inside a solid matrix holding a liquid sterilant, and the item can be conductively heated at least to replace latent heat of vaporization lost during the depressurization. Some embodiments include techniques relating to quality processing, monitoring and feedback control, and/or other functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Adam R. Cookson, Daniel Storey, Christina K. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20150291830
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are described that involve the deposition of polymer coatings on substrates. The polymer coatings generally comprise an electrically insulating layer and/or a hydrophobic layer. The hydrophobic layer can comprise fused polymer particles have an average primary particle diameter on the nanometer to micrometer scale. The polymer coatings are deposited on substrates using specifically adapted plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition approaches. The substrates can include computing devices and fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Herbert Vincent Galbreath, Alexander Hill, Daniel Storey
  • Publication number: 20140141674
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are described that involve the deposition of coatings on substrates. The polymer coatings generally comprise a wear resistant layer and/or a hydrophobic layer. The wear resistant layer can comprise a metal oxide or metal nitride. The hydrophobic layer can comprise fused polymer particles having an average primary particle diameter on the nanometer to micrometer scale. The coatings are deposited on substrates using specifically adapted plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition approaches. The substrates can include computing devices and fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Herbert Vincent Galbreath, Alexander Hill, Daniel Storey, Demetrius Chrysostomou
  • Publication number: 20140141221
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are described that involve the deposition of polymer coatings on substrates. The polymer coatings generally comprise an electrically insulating layer and/or a hydrophobic layer. The hydrophobic layer can comprise fused polymer particles have an average primary particle diameter on the nanometer to micrometer scale. The polymer coatings are deposited on substrates using specifically adapted plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition approaches. The substrates can include computing devices and fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Liquipel, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Storey, Demetrius Chrysostomou, Vincent Galbreath, Alex Hill, Daniel McPhail
  • Publication number: 20070259427
    Abstract: The invention relates to bioactive surface coatings deposited on selected substrates. Surface nanostructured film coatings deposited on most metal or nonmetal substrates to provide surfaces can be engineered to promote enhanced tissue/cell adhesion. Attached cells, including osteoblasts, fibroblasts and endothelial cells, retain viability and will readily differentiate and proliferate under appropriate conditions. Fibroblasts and endothelial cells exhibit good attachment and growth on most coated substrates, except on nano surfaced structured silicone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Daniel Storey, Terrence McGrath, Alexander Reising
  • Patent number: 7264177
    Abstract: An automated irrigation and chemical treatment system comprising a user input device adapted to communicate with a control unit; a mixing chamber adapted to communicate with the control unit and connected to a water supply and chemical canisters, wherein each canister has a sensor to monitor fluid level therein, and control valves for connecting the mixing chamber to a network of pipes. Sprinkler heads connected to the network of pipes each include, a control valve adapted to control fluid flow to a water delivery nozzle by an electro magnet controlled rubber coated ferric ball closure member. The sprinkler heads include water and chemical saturation sensors and the sprinkler heads also communicate with the control unit via wireless transceivers. Multiple zones covered by the system may be treated according to predetermined schedules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Intelligent Lawn Systems, L.P.
    Inventors: David Aaron Buck, Thomas Daniel Storey, Richard David Buck
  • Publication number: 20070178222
    Abstract: Improved radiopaque coatings particularly suitable for polymer substrates are described. A modified ion plasma deposition (IPD) method is used to provide coatings with macroparticle-dense surfaces that have excellent radiopacity. The coatings are particularly adapted to polymer surfaces because of high adherence and resistance to peeling and flaking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Daniel Storey, Terrence McGrath
  • Publication number: 20060198903
    Abstract: The invention is directed to efficient methods for depositing highly adherent anti-microbial materials onto a wide range of surfaces. A controlled cathodic arc process is described, which results in enhanced adhesion of silver oxide to polymers and other surfaces, such as surfaces of medical devices. Deposition of anti-microbial materials directly onto the substrates is possible in a cost-effective manner that maintains high anti-microbial activity over several weeks when the coated devices are employed in vivo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Storey, Celdre Sewall, Terrence McGrath, John Petersen