Patents by Inventor Eric Ford

Eric Ford 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: 11437160
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in an embodiment, is a facility that includes a device configured to generate a beam having an energy range of 5 MeV to 500 MeV, a first radiation shielding wall surrounding the device, a second radiation shielding wall surrounding the first radiation shielding wall, radiation shielding fill material positioned between the first radiation shielding wall and the second radiation shielding wall forming a first barrier. In embodiments, the radiation shielding fill material includes at least fifty percent by weight of an element having an atomic number from 12 to 83, and a thickness of the first barrier is 0.5 meter to 6 meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: RAD TECHNOLOGY MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: John Ford, Ron Johnston, Cynthia Keppel, Pawel Ambrozewicz, Eric Landau, Cheri Oquist, John Lefkus
  • Patent number: 10105555
    Abstract: The present invention discloses systems and methods for calculating the radiation doses received by circulating blood cells. The present method may be applicable for calculating the radiation doses by circulating blood cells through any site in a patient. The present invention also discloses computer systems for calculating radiation doses received by circulating blood cells in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Susannah Ellsworth, Eric Ford, Stuart A. Grossman, Robert Hobbs, Lawrence Kleinberg
  • Patent number: 9756707
    Abstract: Electric lighting devices are described that utilize three or more light sources to generate a flickering flame effect. The light sources can emit light at different colors to more closely simulate the look of a flame. A projection system having a matrix of LEDs could be used to project an image of a flame on to a projection surface without the need or cost associated with a traditional or pico projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Luminara Worldwide LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Patton, Eric Ford
  • Patent number: 9507153
    Abstract: Image-intensifying devices (for example, glasses, goggles, etc.) suitable for certain commercial and entertainment applications by virtue of their light weight, small size, and economical production are disclosed. In one embodiment, input light passes through an Amici reflector, which is used to adjust the orientation of the intensified image to register it with the real world. In another embodiment, input light passes through at least two Amici reflectors, which are used to adjust the orientation of the intensified image to register it with the real world. In alternate embodiments, at least one Amici reflector folds the light at a non-perpendicular angle and/or input light is rotated by an angle other than (180°). Other embodiments include a field-flattening lens disposed in front of an image intensifier. The intensified image is then sent through a projective lens assembly to reach the viewer's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Elbit Systems Ltd Advanced Technology Center
    Inventors: Danny Filipovich, Lillian Filipovich, Jack C. Fiore, Eric Ford
  • Publication number: 20160339270
    Abstract: The present invention discloses systems and methods for calculating the radiation doses received by circulating blood cells. The present method may be applicable for calculating the radiation doses by circulating blood cells through any site in a patient. The present invention also discloses computer systems for calculating radiation doses received by circulating blood cells in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Susannah ELLSWORTH, Eric FORD, Stuart A. GROSSMAN, Robert HOBBS, Lawrence KLEINBERG
  • Publication number: 20150354769
    Abstract: Electric lighting devices are described that utilize three or more light sources to generate a flickering flame effect. The light sources can emit light at different colors to more closely simulate the look of a flame. A projection system having a matrix of LEDs could be used to project an image of a flame on to a projection surface without the need or cost associated with a traditional or pico projector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas Patton, Eric Ford
  • Publication number: 20150205936
    Abstract: Technologies for managing a drug prescription may include determining submission requirements to submit a prescription of a user to an insurance payer for payment based on an identity of the insurance payer, generating a prescription payment submission form customized for the insurance payer based on the submission requirements, populating the prescription payment submission form with prescription information of the prescription and identification information of the user, and submitting the populated prescription payment submission form to an insurance payer processor server. Additionally, the disclosed technologies include receiving prescription co-pay information related to the prescription in response to submitting the prescription payment submission form and submitting an adjustment to the insurance payer processor server to cancel the submission of the prescription payment submission form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Eric Ford, Richard James Randall, Matthew L. Wehrman, Sandra Jo Messerly, Jeremy T. Shubert, Mark Edward Patrick
  • Patent number: 8970962
    Abstract: A wearable system is shown that presents one or more heads-up displays to the wearer. A data source provides information to an image generator that is sufficient to generate one or more display images, which are still or moving, characters or graphical displays. The output image from the image generator passes through a lens, reflects off a curved mirror, and passes back through the lens the other way. The image then passes through two lenses, between which an intermediate image exists. The image reflects off the “lens,” or visor, of the glasses and proceeds to the pupil of the wearer's eye. Alternative embodiments use a helmet visor, mirror, or other (at least partially) reflective surface for the final reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Elbit Systems Ltd
    Inventors: Danny Filipovich, Jack Fiore, Eric Ford, Asaf Ashkenazi
  • Patent number: 8830569
    Abstract: Image-intensifying or night vision glasses are suitable for certain commercial and entertainment applications by virtue of their light weight, small size, and economical production, compared to certain other night vision products. In one embodiment, input light passes through two Amici prisms and a field-flattening lens to reach an image intensifier. The intensified image it produces is reflected off a first folding mirror, passes through a lens, reflects off a curved mirror, and passes back through the lens the other way. The intensified image then passes through two additional, non-doublet lenses, between which an intermediate image exists. The intensified image then reflects off the “lens” or visor of the glasses and proceeds to the pupil of the eye of the wearer. Alternative embodiments use a helmet visor, mirror, or other (at least partially) reflective surface for the final reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Elbit Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Danny Filipovich, Jack C. Fiore, Eric Ford, Asaf Ashkenazi
  • Publication number: 20130309647
    Abstract: A Double-Loop Mutual Assessment (DLMA) method may assess complex, non-objective, content. For example, a DLMA method can use formative and summative peer assessment to generate textual feedback and/or numeric success metrics. One or more DLMA methods can be used in any number of situations. For example, one or more DLMA methods may be used in online courses, in-person courses, blended courses, written submissions, consumer assessment of products and/or services, performance evaluation, assessing individual contributions to group projects, and/or other tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Inventors: Eric Ford, Dimytro Babik
  • Publication number: 20110017255
    Abstract: A device that uses specific dominant wavelength light emitting diode to excite the electrons in photovoltaic cells to produce DC voltage for the purposes of: (a) providing DC voltage to its own light emitting diode system and (b) providing external voltage for an application that requires voltage to operate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Eric Ford Fuller
  • Publication number: 20100315720
    Abstract: A wearable system is shown that presents one or more heads-up displays to the wearer. A data source provides information to an image generator that is sufficient to generate one or more display images, which are still or moving, characters or graphical displays. The output image from the image generator passes through a lens, reflects off a curved mirror, and passes back through the lens the other way. The image then passes through two lenses, between which an intermediate image exists. The image reflects off the “lens,” or visor, of the glasses and proceeds to the pupil of the wearer's eye. Alternative embodiments use a helmet visor, mirror, or other (at least partially) reflective surface for the final reflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: DAY AND NIGHT DISPLAYS SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Danny Filipovich, Jack Fiore, Eric Ford
  • Publication number: 20100277792
    Abstract: Image-intensifying glasses 100 are disclosed that are suitable for certain commercial and entertainment applications by virtue of their light weight, small size, and economical production, compared to certain other night vision products. In one disclosed embodiment, input light passes through two Amici prisms 144 and 148 and a field-flattening lens 150 to reach an image intensifier 152. The intensified image it produces is reflected off a first folding mirror 162, passes through a lens 154, reflects off a curved mirror 156, and passes back through the lens 154 the other way. The intensified image then passes through two additional, non-doublet lenses 158 and 160, between which an intermediate image exists. The intensified image then reflects off the “lens,” or visor 130, of the glasses and proceeds to the pupil of eye 131 of the wearer. Alternative embodiments use a helmet visor, mirror, or other (at least partially) reflective surface for the final reflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: DAY AND NIGHT DISPLAYS SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Danny Filipovich, Jack Fiore, Eric Ford
  • Patent number: 7791809
    Abstract: A wearable system is shown that presents one or more heads-up displays to the wearer. A data source provides information to an image generator that is sufficient to generate one or more display images, which are still or moving, characters or graphical displays. The output image from the image generator passes through a lens, reflects off a curved mirror, and passes back through the lens the other way. The image then passes through two non-doublet lenses, between which an intermediate image exists. The image reflects off the “lens,” or visor, of the glasses and proceeds to the pupil of the wearer's eye. Alternative embodiments use a helmet visor, mirror, or other (at least partially) reflective surface for the final reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Day and Night Display Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny Filipovich, Jack Fiore, Eric Ford
  • Patent number: 7755831
    Abstract: Image-intensifying glasses 100 that are suitable for certain commercial and entertainment applications by virtue of their light weight, small size, and economical production, compared to certain other night vision products. In one disclosed embodiment, input light passes through two Amici prisms 144 and 148 and a field-flattening lens 150 to reach an image intensifier 152. The intensified image it produces is reflected off a first folding mirror 162, passes through a lens 154, reflects off a curved mirror 156, and passes back through the lens 154 the other way. The intensified image then passes through two additional, non-doublet lenses 158 and 160, between which an intermediate image exists. The intensified image then reflects off the “lens,” or visor 130, of the glasses and proceeds to the pupil of eye 131 of the wearer. Alternative embodiments use a helmet visor, mirror, or other (at least partially) reflective surface for the final reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Day and Night Display Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny Filipovich, Jack C. Fiore, Eric Ford
  • Publication number: 20090284832
    Abstract: Image-intensifying glasses 100 are disclosed that are suitable for certain commercial and entertainment applications by virtue of their light weight, small size, and economical production, compared to certain other night vision products. In one disclosed embodiment, input light passes through two Amici prisms 144 and 148 and a field-flattening lens 150 to reach an image intensifier 152. The intensified image it produces is reflected off a first folding mirror 162, passes through a lens 154, reflects off a curved mirror 156, and passes back through the lens 154 the other way. The intensified image then passes through two additional, non-doublet lenses 158 and 160, between which an intermediate image exists. The intensified image then reflects off the “lens,” or visor 130, of the glasses and proceeds to the pupil of eye 131 of the wearer. Alternative embodiments use a helmet visor, mirror, or other (at least partially) reflective surface for the final reflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: DAY & NIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Danny Filipovich, Jack C. Fiore, Eric Ford
  • Publication number: 20090231722
    Abstract: A wearable system is shown that presents one or more heads-up displays to the wearer. A data source provides information to an image generator that is sufficient to generate one or more display images, which are still or moving, characters or graphical displays. The output image from the image generator passes through a lens, reflects off a curved mirror, and passes back through the lens the other way. The image then passes through two non-doublet lenses, between which an intermediate image exists. The image reflects off the “lens,” or visor, of the glasses and proceeds to pupil of the wearer's eye. Alternative embodiments use a helmet visor, mirror, or other (at least partially) reflective surface for the final reflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: DAY & NIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Danny Filipovich, Jack Fiore, Eric Ford
  • Publication number: 20090225406
    Abstract: An apparatus for enhanced viewing of objects in two separate simultaneous frequency bands of light that is constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention includes a primary mirror and a moveable secondary mirror that is disposed above the primary mirror to provide a long focal length. A beam splitter splits the optical path into two paths, one for infrared and another path for visible. Various optical elements and devices are described along each path. The secondary mirror is displaced away from its concentric position over the primary mirror to provide shorter focal lengths in IR and visible. Focal Plane Arrays (FPA's) are disposed where desired along both optical paths for real-time viewing and data acquisition. The preferred FPA in visible is a CCD. The preferred FPA in IR is disposed in a Dewar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Che Voigt, Allan Voigt, John Speicher, Chet Johnston, Eric Ford
  • Publication number: 20080187688
    Abstract: This invention relates to a display assembly. The display assembly of the present invention may be used to display and/or store a wide variety of objects having different dimensions. The display assembly may enable a user to display an object in a plurality of different manners. Additionally the display assembly may incorporate protective structure for ensuring the safety and preservation of the displayed objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Eric Ford Gunther
  • Publication number: 20060061856
    Abstract: An apparatus for enhanced viewing of objects in two separate simultaneous frequency bands of light that is constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention includes a primary mirror and a moveable secondary mirror that is disposed above the primary mirror to provide a long focal length. A beam splitter splits the optical path into two paths, one for infrared and another path for visible. Various optical elements and devices are described along each path. The secondary mirror is displaced away from its concentric position over the primary mirror to provide shorter focal lengths in IR and visible. Focal Plane Arrays (FPA's) are disposed where desired along both optical paths for real-time viewing and data acquisition. The preferred FPA in visible is a CCD. The preferred FPA in IR is disposed in a Dewar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Che Voigt, Allan Voigt, John Speicher, Chet Johnston, Eric Ford