Patents by Inventor David S. Brown

David S. Brown 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: 20240156768
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are drawn to an enteral feeding device for hydrolyzing triglycerides in a nutritional formula. The device may include a body housing a chamber, an inlet configured to fluidly couple with a source of nutritional formula, and an outlet configured to fluidly couple with an enteral feeding tube. The device may include a headspace and a plurality of particles contained within the chamber, wherein the lipase is covalently bonded to the plurality of particles. The device may include an inlet filter located between the inlet and the chamber, wherein the inlet filter contains a first plurality of openings, and an outlet filter located between the chamber and the outlet, wherein the outlet filter has a second plurality of openings smaller than the plurality of particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Alcresta Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert GALLOTTO, Greta L. LORING, Kenneth GARY, Edward S. PARK, David J. BROWN, Willem Robert Klaas SCHOEVAART, Michiel Christian Alexander van VLIET
  • Publication number: 20240118790
    Abstract: A computer readable media, a method, and a system registering a third party application providing an available communication system between a local user and a remote user identity, storing information related to the available communication system in a first database, obtaining contact information for the remote user identity from the third party application, determining a communication type for the third party application, pairing the remote user identity with a contact, and updating a graphical representation of contact information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Harris, Joseph H. Engel, Keith Stattenfield, John-Peter E. Cafaro, Colter S. Reed, Bruce M. Stadnyk, James C. Wilson, David A. McLeod, Alexander B. Brown
  • Patent number: 11944596
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are drawn to an enteral feeding device for hydrolyzing triglycerides in a nutritional formula. The device may include a body housing a chamber, an inlet configured to fluidly couple with a source of nutritional formula, and an outlet configured to fluidly couple with an enteral feeding tube. The device may include a headspace and a plurality of particles contained within the chamber, wherein the lipase is covalently bonded to the plurality of particles. The device may include an inlet filter located between the inlet and the chamber, wherein the inlet filter contains a first plurality of openings, and an outlet filter located between the chamber and the outlet, wherein the outlet filter has a second plurality of openings smaller than the plurality of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Alcresta Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gallotto, Greta L. Loring, Kenneth Gary, Edward S. Park, David J. Brown, Willem Robert Klaas Schoevaart, Michiel Christian Alexander van Vliet
  • Publication number: 20240090721
    Abstract: A robotic cleaner includes a housing, a suction conduit with an opening, and a leading roller mounted in front of a brush roll. An inter-roller air passageway may be defined between the leading roller and the brush roll wherein the lower portion of the leading roller is exposed to a flow path to the suction conduit and an upper portion of the leading roller is outside of the flow path. Optionally, a combing unit includes a plurality of combing protrusions extending into the leading roller and having leading edges not aligned with a center of the leading roller. Optionally, a sealing strip is located along a rear side of the opening and along a portion of left and right sides of the opening. The underside may define side edge vacuum passageways extending from the sides of the housing partially between the leading roller and the sealing strip towards the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Steven Paul CARTER, Adam Udy, Catriona A. Sutter, Christopher Pinches, David S. Clare, Andre David Brown, John Freese, Patrick Cleary, Alexander J. Calvino, Lee Cottrell, Daniel Meyer, Daniel John Innes, David Jalbert, Jason B. Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gordon Howes, Wenxiu Gao, David Wu, David W. Poirier, Daniel R. Der Marderosian
  • Patent number: 11911736
    Abstract: An exemplary compounding method of controlling a compounding device to prepare an admixture of at least two distinct material sources can include examining material source solutions for incompatibility of the ingredients and operating a first and a second pump to prevent one of the incompatible source solutions from entering a common flow path. The processing method can detect degradation of a fluid line by evaluating one or more of calibration error rate data, cumulative volumetric flow data, or cumulative pump operation data. The processing method can also selectively transfer a first group of source solutions using the first pump, receiving pump data from one or more sensors that sense actions of the pumps, applying fluid correction factors and calculating discrete pump movements, the pump movements being indicative of an amount of source solution displacement by a pump, and operating the pumps to selectively dispense the source solution amounts according to a preparation order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Michael Y. Brown, Jacob Albro Cowperthwaite, David Earl Hershey, II, Benjamin Richard Lane, Aaron S. Pearl, Mariano Mumpower, Jeffrey Manfred Gunnarsson, James Austin Kendall, Christopher Allen Gray, Stephanne Suzann Flint, Mark David Steenbarger, Alice Maria Weintraut
  • Patent number: 11915737
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems related to managing operations performed in response to refresh management (RFM) commands A controller generates the RFM command for coordinating a refresh management operation targeted for implementation at an apparatus. The apparatus tracks refresh target set that includes refresh management target locations within the apparatus. According to the tracked refresh management target set, the apparatus selectively implements the targeted refresh management operation and/or a response operation in addition to or as a replacement for the targeted refresh management operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Nathaniel J. Meier, James S. Rehmeyer, David R. Brown
  • Patent number: 11911357
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are drawn to an enteral feeding device for hydrolyzing triglycerides in a nutritional formula. The device may include a body housing a chamber, an inlet configured to fluidly couple with a source of nutritional formula, and an outlet configured to fluidly couple with an enteral feeding tube. The device may include a headspace and a plurality of particles contained within the chamber, wherein the lipase is covalently bonded to the plurality of particles. The device may include an inlet filter located between the inlet and the chamber, wherein the inlet filter contains a first plurality of openings, and an outlet filter located between the chamber and the outlet, wherein the outlet filter has a second plurality of openings smaller than the plurality of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Alcresta Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gallotto, Greta L. Loring, Kenneth Gary, Edward S. Park, David J. Brown, Willem Robert Klaas Schoevaart, Michiel Christian Alexander van Vliet
  • Publication number: 20220161277
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are disclosed relating to certain aspects of blood processing, collecting or storing, including method and system for automated authentication, processing device with scanner, blood container with two dimensional barcode, blood collection containers, blood container label and related tracking method, integrated container system, and processing device with sterile connection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Carlos Calderon, Christopher Gassman, David S. Brown
  • Patent number: 11247216
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are disclosed relating to certain aspects of blood processing, collecting or storing, including method and system for automated authentication, processing device with scanner, blood container with two dimensional barcode, blood collection containers, blood container label and related tracking method, integrated container system, and processing device with sterile connection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Calderon, Christopher Gassman, David S. Brown
  • Patent number: 11235094
    Abstract: A system for dialysis is disclosed. An example peritoneal dialysis system includes a peritoneal dialysis machine including a pumping mechanism, and a sensor configured to measure a property of peritoneal dialysis fluid. The peritoneal dialysis system also includes a disposable cassette operable with the peritoneal dialysis machine. The disposable cassette includes a fluid source inlet for accepting fluid from a fluid source and a fluid flow path in fluid communication with the fluid source inlet. The fluid flow path includes a pump chamber operable with the pumping mechanism to pump fluid through the fluid flow path. The disposable cassette also includes a concentrate inlet for fluidly communicating concentrate to the fluid flow path, and a sensor chamber located along the fluid flow path and operable with the sensor. The sensor is configured to provide feedback to the peritoneal dialysis machine for mixing the concentrate for forming peritoneal dialysis fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, David S. Brown, Ramesh Wariar, Sujatha Karoor, Shahid Din, Leo Martis, Cody Buchmann, Paul Soltys
  • Patent number: 10857269
    Abstract: A fluid processing system for controlling fluid flow comprising a cassette comprising defined passageways within a first portion of the cassette and a filter receptacle within a second portion of the cassette, an inlet port in communication with one or more of the defined passageways and an inlet side of the filter receptacle, an outlet port in communication with an outlet side of the filter receptacle, and a filter medium disposed within the filter receptacle between the inlet port and outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Brown, Carlos Calderon
  • Publication number: 20200316616
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are disclosed relating to certain aspects of blood processing, collecting or storing, including method and system for automated authentication, processing device with scanner, blood container with two dimensional barcode, blood collection containers, blood container label and related tracking method, integrated container system, and processing device with sterile connection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Carlos Calderon, Christopher Gassman, David S. Brown
  • Patent number: 10730058
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are disclosed relating to certain aspects of blood processing, collecting or storing, including method and system for automated authentication, processing device with scanner, blood container with two dimensional barcode, blood collection containers, blood container label and related tracking method, integrated container system, and processing device with sterile connection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Calderon, Christopher Gassman, David S. Brown
  • Patent number: 10729829
    Abstract: A method for automated processing of a blood product, the method comprising providing a reusable separation apparatus controlled by a microprocessing unit, said apparatus configurable with settings and configured to associate with a disposable circuit comprising a separator and in communication with a source blood product having a first concentration and first volume. The apparatus and disposable circuit are configured to flow the source blood product into an inlet of the separator and separate supernatant of the source blood product from a first outlet of the separator into a filtrate container. The apparatus and disposable circuit are also configured to separate platelets and remaining supernatant from a second outlet of the separator into a retentate container, wherein the platelets and remaining supernatant in the retentate container have a second concentration greater than the first concentration and second volume less than the first volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Brown
  • Publication number: 20190344004
    Abstract: A system for dialysis is disclosed. An example peritoneal dialysis system includes a peritoneal dialysis machine including a pumping mechanism, and a sensor configured to measure a property of peritoneal dialysis fluid. The peritoneal dialysis system also includes a disposable cassette operable with the peritoneal dialysis machine. The disposable cassette includes a fluid source inlet for accepting fluid from a fluid source and a fluid flow path in fluid communication with the fluid source inlet. The fluid flow path includes a pump chamber operable with the pumping mechanism to pump fluid through the fluid flow path. The disposable cassette also includes a concentrate inlet for fluidly communicating concentrate to the fluid flow path, and a sensor chamber located along the fluid flow path and operable with the sensor. The sensor is configured to provide feedback to the peritoneal dialysis machine for mixing the concentrate for forming peritoneal dialysis fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, David S. Brown, Ramesh Wariar, Sujatha Karoor, Shahid Din, Leo Martis, Cody Buchmann, Paul Soltys
  • Patent number: 10441706
    Abstract: A fluid processing system for controlling fluid flow comprises a cassette having a defined passageway on a first side. The first side includes flexible sheeting disposed over the passageway. The system comprises a durable processing device configured to engage the first side of the cassette, the durable processing device comprising a valve actuator configured to engage the flexible sheeting at a valve location along the passageway. The system comprises a first pump configured to draw fluid away from the valve location along the passageway. The first pump is disposed downstream of the valve location. The system comprises a second pump configured to pump fluid towards the valve location along the defined passageway. The second pump is disposed upstream of the valve location. The first and second pumps are configured to operate in concert and configured to provide pressure to prevent collapsing of the flexible sheeting against the passageway during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Brown, Sukhraaj Basati
  • Patent number: 10363352
    Abstract: A disposable set and system for dialysis are disclosed. An example peritoneal dialysis system includes an automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machine comprising a pumping mechanism and a peritoneal dialysis fluid heater. The example peritoneal dialysis system also includes a disposable set comprising a disposable cassette operable with the pumping mechanism and a heater bag operable with the heater. The example peritoneal dialysis system additionally includes a conductivity sensor positioned and arranged to provide feedback to the APD machine. The example APD machine is configured to mix a peritoneal dialysis fluid for treatment in the heater bag using a plurality of peritoneal dialysis constituent fluids. In addition, the example APD machine is configured to use feedback from the conductivity sensor to evaluate the mixed peritoneal dialysis fluid for treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, David S. Brown, Ramesh Wariar, Sujatha Karoor, Shahid Din, Leo Martis, Cody Buchmann, Paul Soltys
  • Patent number: 10179200
    Abstract: A disposable cassette and system for dialysis are disclosed. An example disposable cassette includes a rigid portion, a fluid source inlet configured to be placed in fluid communication with a fluid source, and a fluid pumping receptacle placed in fluid communication with the fluid source inlet. The fluid pumping receptacle is configured to operate with a fluid pump actuator to pump fluid from the fluid source. The example disposable cassette also includes a dampening chamber formed as part of the rigid portion and in fluid communication with the fluid pumping receptacle. The dampening chamber is sized and arranged to reduce pressure fluctuations in the fluid delivered from the fluid pumping receptacle. The example disposable cassette further includes an outlet in fluid communication with the dampening chamber. The outlet provides dialysis fluid for a dialysis treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, David S. Brown, Ramesh Wariar, Sujatha Karoor, Shahid Din, Leo Martis, Cody Buchmann, Paul Soltys
  • Publication number: 20180243759
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are disclosed relating to certain aspects of blood processing, collecting or storing, including method and system for automated authentication, processing device with scanner, blood container with two dimensional barcode, blood collection containers, blood container label and related tracking method, integrated container system, and processing device with sterile connection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Carlos Calderon, Christopher Gassman, David S. Brown
  • Publication number: 20180185561
    Abstract: A disposable set and system for dialysis are disclosed. An example peritoneal dialysis system includes an automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machine comprising a pumping mechanism and a peritoneal dialysis fluid heater. The example peritoneal dialysis system also includes a disposable set comprising a disposable cassette operable with the pumping mechanism and a heater bag operable with the heater. The example peritoneal dialysis system additionally includes a conductivity sensor positioned and arranged to provide feedback to the APD machine. The example APD machine is configured to mix a peritoneal dialysis fluid for treatment in the heater bag using a plurality of peritoneal dialysis constituent fluids. In addition, the example APD machine is configured to use feedback from the conductivity sensor to evaluate the mixed peritoneal dialysis fluid for treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, David S. Brown, Ramesh Wariar, Sujatha Karoor, Shahid Din, Leo Martis, Cody Buchmann, Paul Soltys