Patents by Inventor George Washington

George Washington 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: 20160198806
    Abstract: A necktie device for securing a necktie to a user is provided. The necktie device includes a body having a width sized to fit within a necktie loop on a back side of a necktie. The body may be a planar body and substantially flat. The body may include a top end with a first clip and a bottom end with a second clip. The first and second clip may be secured to and retain within a front fold of a shirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventor: George WASHINGTON
  • Publication number: 20150268207
    Abstract: A nanostructure sensing device comprises a semiconductor nanostructure having an outer surface, and at least one of metal or metal-oxide nanoparticle clusters functionalizing the outer surface of the nanostructure and forming a photoconductive nanostructure/nanocluster hybrid sensor enabling light-assisted sensing of a target analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: University of Maryland, College Park, United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of Commerce, George Mason University, The George Washington University
  • Publication number: 20140065482
    Abstract: A method for forming nanometer-sized super-iron salt particles and a storage battery having the nanometer-sized super oxidized iron salts is provided. The method includes providing super-iron salts, and grinding the super-iron salts to nanometer-sized super-iron salt particles in a water-free environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: The George Washington University
    Inventor: The George Washington University
  • Publication number: 20130214150
    Abstract: The field of the invention is atmospheric pressure mass spectrometry (MS), and more specifically a process and apparatus which combine infrared laser ablation with electrospray ionization (ESI)
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • Publication number: 20130141721
    Abstract: A system that simultaneously measures the translational temperature, bulk velocity, and density in gases by collecting, referencing, and analyzing nanosecond time-scale Rayleigh scattered light from molecules is described. A narrow-band pulsed laser source is used to probe two largely separated measurement locations, one of which is used for reference. The elastically scattered photons containing information from both measurement locations are collected at the same time and analyzed spectrally using a planar Fabry-Perot interferometer. A practical means of referencing the measurement of velocity using the laser frequency, and the density and temperature using the information from the reference measurement location maintained at constant properties is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicants: USA as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Admi, The George Washington University
    Inventors: The George Washington University, United State of America as represented by the Ad- ministrator of the National Aeronnaitics and Space
  • Publication number: 20130134050
    Abstract: A method of producing iron by: solubilizing iron oxide as a lithiated iron oxide in a molten carbonate having lithium carbonate; and subjecting the lithiated iron oxide to electrolysis to obtain iron and oxygen. The molten alkali metal carbonate salt may further include lithium oxide. Additionally the lithium carbonate may be simultaneously subjected to electrolysis to produce steel instead of iron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: The George Washington University
    Inventor: The George Washington University
  • Publication number: 20130102862
    Abstract: Systems and methods for visualizing ablated tissue are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system for imaging tissue includes a catheter having an expandable balloon at a distal end, an illumination device positioned within the balloon for propagating light from an external light source for illuminating a tissue being treated to excite native nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide hydrogen (NADH) in the tissue, and an imaging device positioned within the balloon for detecting fluorescence from the illuminated tissue, the imaging device being configured to communicate detected NADH fluorescence to an external fluorescence camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • Publication number: 20130079645
    Abstract: Systems and methods for visualizing ablated tissue are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system for imaging tissue comprising: a catheter having a distal end and a proximal end; an inflatable balloon disposed about the distal end of the catheter; and an optical housing extending from the distal end of the catheter into the balloon, the optical housing being configured to position inside the balloon a light source for illuminating a tissue outside the balloon and a camera for imaging the illuminated tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicants: LUXCATH, LLC, THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: The George Washington University, LuxCath, LLC
  • Publication number: 20100287055
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing device for storing a first advertisement in a non-volatile storage device within a computing device. The first advertisement is rendered on the computing device during a first firmware boot sequence of the computing device. A second advertisement is stored in the non-volatile storage device within the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Geraldine Robinson, Donald Lawrence Clark, George Washington Graham
  • Publication number: 20080077491
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing device for storing a first advertisement in a non-volatile storage device within a computing device. The first advertisement is rendered on the computing device during a first firmware boot sequence of the computing device. A second advertisement is stored in the non-volatile storage device within the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: GERALDINE ROBINSON, Donald Lawrence Clark, George Washington Graham
  • Publication number: 20080077784
    Abstract: An apparatus and method that can be used for marketing and advertising during the system check of a computer, which is one of the busiest periods that the computer or computer type device has, which occurs just before the computer or computer type device initializes its operating system and after power up. The methodology is to run various forms of advertisements/commercials while the computer or computer type device is busy. The present method calls for the advertisements/commercials to run during the time window when the system check is normally displayed at a very rapid pace, and prior to the operating system attempting to engage and run the computing device. While the system check is occurring the present invention calls for advertisements/commercials to run in the foreground covering, if not all, a portion of the monitor screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: GERRI'S MARKETING & ADVERTISING CONCEPTS, LLC
    Inventors: Geraldine Robinson, Donald Lawrence Clark, George Washington Graham
  • Patent number: 7144505
    Abstract: The present invention provides, inter alia, a composition useful for producing a homogeneous, semipermeable membrane, the composition comprising a polysulfone semipermeable membrane, the polysulfone semipermeable membrane comprising a mixture of: an ultra-high-molecular-weight hydrophilic polymer, a polysulfone compound and a solvent for the polysulfone compound, and the polysulfone semipermeable membrane having a homogeneous structure such that the polysulfone semipermeable membrane has a substantially uniform structure. Another aspect of this invention discloses methods for fabricating semipermeable membranes by homogeneously mixing the composition, melting the composition, and melt-spinning the molten composition. Another aspect of the present invention includes homogeneous, melt-spun, semipermeable membranes useful for liquid separation processes, such as, but not limited to, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, dialysis, and reverse osmosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthare S.A.
    Inventors: Wenli Han, Martin Ketterer, Jonnie Lee, Thanh Nguyen, George Washington, Delores Jordan, Dibyendu De
  • Patent number: 6964321
    Abstract: A method and system for presenting merchandise on a paved surface which employs permanently installed anchors each having a vertical sleeve. Poles of common height are inserted within the sleeves of the anchors in a manner defining a three dimensional merchandising region. The tops of the poles are interconnected by tensioned cable assemblies from which informational signage is suspended and retained by lower disposed retainer tensioned cables. Merchandising bays are established between mutually adjacent poles and entrance and exit regions are established in conjunction with a shopper aisle. A canopy is supported by poles and anchors over a cash/wrap station at the exit region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Outdoor Merchandising Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: George Washington Baughman, III, William Anthony Dascenzo, Kristin Elizabeth Griffin, Larry L. Wood
  • Patent number: 6881337
    Abstract: The present invention discloses, inter alia, a composition useful for producing a hemogeneous, semipermeable membrane, the composition comprising (1) a polysulfone compounds, (2) a solvent, such as sulfolane, antypyrine, ?valerolactam, diethyl phthalate, and mixtures thereof, and (3) a non-solvent, such as poly(ethylene glycol), di(ethylene glycol), tri(ethylene glycol), glycerol, and mixtures thereof. Another aspect of this invention discloses methods for fabricating semipermeable membranes by homogeneously mixing the composition of the polysulfone compound, solvent, and non-solvent, melting the composition, and melt-spinning the molten composition. Another aspect of the present invention includes homogeneous, melt-spun, semipermeable membranes useful for liquid separation processes, such as, but not limited to, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, dialysis, and reverse osmosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy B. Meluch, Chung-Yuan Chiang, Hamid Jaanine, Thanh Nguyen, John M. Radovich, Kees Ruzius, Lalith K. Silva, George Washington
  • Publication number: 20040026315
    Abstract: The present invention provides, inter alia, a composition useful for producing a homogeneous, semipermeable membrane, the composition comprising a polysulfone semipermeable membrane, the polysulfone semipermeable membrane comprising a mixture of: an ultra-high-molecular-weight hydrophilic polymer, a polysulfone compound and a solvent for the polysulfone compound, and the polysulfone semipermeable membrane having a homogeneous structure such that the polysulfone semipermeable membrane has a substantially uniform structure. Another aspect of this invention discloses methods for fabricating semipermeable membranes by homogeneously mixing the composition, melting the composition, and melt-spinning the molten composition. Another aspect of the present invention includes homogeneous, melt-spun, semipermeable membranes useful for liquid separation processes, such as, but not limited to, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, dialysis, and reverse osmosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Wenli Han, Martin Ketterer, Jonnie Lee, Thanh Nguyen, George Washington, Delores Jordan, Dibyendu De
  • Publication number: 20030051749
    Abstract: A method and system for presenting merchandise on a paved surface which employs permanently installed anchors each having a vertical sleeve. Poles of common height are inserted within the sleeves of the anchors in a manner defining a three dimensional merchandising region. The tops of the poles are interconnected by tensioned cable assemblies from which informational signage is suspended and retained by lower disposed retainer tensioned cables. Merchandising bays are established between mutually adjacent poles and entrance and exit regions are established in conjunction with a shopper aisle. A canopy is supported by poles and anchors over a cash/wrap station at the exit region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventors: George Washington Baughman, William Anthony Dascenzo, Kristin Elizabeth Griffin, Larry L. Wood
  • Patent number: 6459963
    Abstract: A control system trims a gas turbine engine in real-time to provide a desired amount of thrust. The control system includes a controller coupled to the engine for receiving inputs from the engine regarding a status of the engine. The controller includes a processor and a non-volatile memory coupled to the processor. The processor is programmed to execute control logic. An engine power schedule representing values for a controlled variable is stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: George Washington Bennett, Sridhar Adibhatla, Matthew William Wiseman
  • Publication number: 20010003123
    Abstract: The present invention discloses, inter alia, a composition useful for producing a hemogeneous, semipermeable membrane, the composition comprising (1) a polysulfone compounds, (2) a solvent, such as sulfolane, antypytine, &dgr;valerolactam, diethyl phthalate, and mixtures thereof, and (3) a non-solvent, such as poly(ethylene glycol), di(ethylene glycol), tri(ethylene glycol), glycerol, and mixtures thereof. Another aspect of this invention discloses methods for fabricating semipermeable membranes by homogeneously mixing the composition of the polysulfone compound, solvent, and non-solvent, melting the composition, and melt-spinning the molten composition. Another aspect of the present invention includes homogeneous, melt-spun, semipermeable membranes useful for liquid separation processes, such as, but not limited to, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, dialysis, and reverse osmosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Publication date: June 7, 2001
    Inventors: Timothy B. Meluch, Chung-Yuan Chiang, Hamid Jaanine, Thanh Nguyen, John M. Radovich, Kees Ruzius, Lalith K. Silva, George Washington
  • Patent number: 6218441
    Abstract: The present invention discloses, inter alia, a composition useful for producing a homogeneous, semipermeable membrane, the composition comprising (1) a polysulfone compound, (2) a solvent, such as sulfolane, antypyrine, &dgr;-valerolactam, diethyl phthalate, and mixtures thereof, and (3) a non-solvent, such as poly(ethylene glycol), di(ethylene glycol), tri(ethylene glycol), glycerol, and mixtures thereof. Another aspect of this invention discloses methods for fabricating semipermeable membranes by homogeneously mixing the composition of the polysulfone compound, solvent, and non-solvent, melting the composition, and melt-spinning the molten composition. Another aspect of the present invention includes homogeneous, melt-spun, semipermeable membranes useful for liquid separation processes, such as, but not limited to, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, dialysis, and reverse osmosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventors: Timothy B. Meluch, Chung-Yuan Chiang, Hamid Jaanine, Thanh Nguyen, John M. Radovich, Kees Ruzius, Lalith K. Silva, George Washington
  • Patent number: 5897817
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for making semipermeable membranes from cellulose acetate and for making medical devices therefrom. In the process, a molten liquid comprising cellulose acetate (CA) is extruded to produce a membrane. The solvent and non-solvent are removed from the membrane to produce a semipermeable membrane having a water permeability. The semipermeable membrane is impregnated with a liquid consisting essentially of water to render the semipermeable membrane capable of being stored until time of use without undergoing a substantial loss in water permeability. The semipermeable membrane can be incorporated in a casing in order to produce a medical product, wherein the membrane is impregnated in the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Althin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Radovich, Melvin Rothberg, George Washington