Patents by Inventor Gregory R. Jackson

Gregory R. Jackson 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: 20210031249
    Abstract: Multiple-can aerosol puncturing systems that are capable of puncturing multiple aerosol cans in a single operation are disclosed. A can holder with multiple chambers and a movable lid are used to contain the aerosol cans. A vertically movable actuation plate with multiple hollow puncturing pins is raised toward the can holder to puncture the lids of the aerosol cans. The heights of the puncturing pins may be staggered in order to puncture the lids sequentially during the same draining operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory R. Harpster, Daniel J. Gongloff, Dane R. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20200352434
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an improved method for photobleaching an eye of a subject. The disclosed method may be used in a number of psychophysical test methods, including, but not limited to, measurement of dark adaptation. The improved method for photobleaching involves at least one of the following improvements: (i) the use of a bleaching light emitting a particular wavelength of light or a tailored spectrum of wavelengths; (ii) restricting or otherwise spatially tailoring the region of the retina that is subject to photobleaching; and (iii) utilizing a bleaching light having an intensity that is at or below the intensity of ambient daylight. The present disclosure additionally provides a combination of a photobleaching light and an apparatus to administer a psychophysical test suitable for use in practicing the disclosed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: John G. EDWARDS, Gregory R. JACKSON
  • Patent number: 10779722
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an improved method for photobleaching an eye of a subject. The disclosed method may be used in a number of psychophysical test methods, including, but not limited to, measurement of dark adaptation. The improved method for photobleaching involves at least one of the following improvements: (i) the use of a bleaching light emitting a particular wavelength of light or a tailored spectrum of wavelengths; (ii) restricting or otherwise spatially tailoring the region of the retina that is subject to photobleaching; and (iii) utilizing a bleaching light having an intensity that is at or below the intensity of ambient daylight. The present disclosure additionally provides a combination of a photobleaching light and an apparatus to administer a psychophysical test suitable for use in practicing the disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The UAB Research Foundation
    Inventors: John G. Edwards, Gregory R. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20200288969
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing an ophthalmic diagnostic test are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-wearable device for administering an ophthalmic test to a subject can comprise a head-wearable frame for mounting the device onto the subject's head, and a light seal configured for coupling to the frame so as to isolate at least one eye of the subject from ambient light when the device is worn by the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory R. JACKSON, David E. Beecher, David E. Orr, Frank Jones, Nathan Smith
  • Publication number: 20200288968
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing an ophthalmic diagnostic test are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-wearable device for administering an ophthalmic test to a subject can comprise a head-wearable frame for mounting the device onto the subject's head, and a light seal configured for coupling to the frame so as to isolate at least one eye of the subject from ambient light when the device is worn by the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory R. JACKSON, David E. BEECHER, David E. ORR, Frank JONES, Nathan SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200288970
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing an ophthalmic diagnostic test are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-wearable device for administering an ophthalmic test to a subject can comprise a head-wearable frame for mounting the device onto the subject's head, and a light seal configured for coupling to the frame so as to isolate at least one eye of the subject from ambient light when the device is worn by the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory R. JACKSON, David E. BEECHER, David E. ORR, Frank JONES, Nathan SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200185093
    Abstract: Techniques are described for real-time phase detection. For the phase detection, a signal is correlated with a frequency component of a frequency band whose phase is being detected, and the correlation includes predominantly decreasing weighting of past portions of the signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Corey, Gregory J. Loxtercamp, Heather Diane Orser, Scott R. Stanslaski, Jadin C. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10667683
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing an ophthalmic diagnostic test are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-wearable device for administering an ophthalmic test to a subject can comprise a head-wearable frame for mounting the device onto the subject's head, and a light seal configured for coupling to the frame so as to isolate at least one eye of the subject from ambient light when the device is worn by the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MacuLogix, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Jackson, David E. Beecher, David E. Orr, Frank Jones, Nathan Smith
  • Publication number: 20200093362
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing an ophthalmic diagnostic test are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-wearable device for administering an ophthalmic test to a subject can comprise a head-wearable frame for mounting the device onto the subject's head, and a light seal configured for coupling to the frame so as to isolate at least one eye of the subject from ambient light when the device is worn by the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory R. JACKSON, David E. BEECHER, David E. ORR, Nathan SMITH
  • Publication number: 20200093361
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing an ophthalmic diagnostic test are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-wearable device for administering an ophthalmic test to a subject can comprise a head-wearable frame for mounting the device onto the subject's head, and a light seal configured for coupling to the frame so as to isolate at least one eye of the subject from ambient light when the device is worn by the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory R. JACKSON, David E. BEECHER, David E. ORR, Frank JONES, Nathan SMITH
  • Patent number: 10529450
    Abstract: Techniques are described for real-time phase detection. For the phase detection, a signal is correlated with a frequency component of a frequency band whose phase is being detected, and the correlation includes predominantly decreasing weighting of past portions of the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Corey, Gregory J. Loxtercamp, Heather Diane Orser, Scott R. Stanslaski, Jadin C. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10308344
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides for disbond resistant stringer runouts. Various aspects may be used independently or in combination to mitigate disbonding associated with the stiffener runout under operational loads. Aspects include a stiffener runout having rounded base flange corners. A recessed notch may be incorporated within the base flange to provide a flange termination point that is forward of the web termination point, allowing the web to terminate prior to the base flange. The web may be trimmed from a full height to a reduced height at the web termination point. The base flange may be co-bonded to the underlying composite structure via a scarf joint. Perimeter clamp radius fillers may be used to concentrate a clamping force around the perimeter of the base flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lyle R. Deobald, Kenneth L. Brook, Timothy D. Jackson, Kenneth J. Duffie, Gregory B. Doty
  • Patent number: 9730579
    Abstract: The present method describes a new method for the measurement of dark adaptation. The dark adaptation status of subjects may then be used to identify those subjects who are at risk of developing and/or who are currently suffering from a variety of disease states having their clinical manifestations in impaired dark adaptation. The disease states include, but are not limited to, age related macular degeneration, vitamin A deficiency, Sorsby's Fundus Dystrophy, late autosomal dominant retinal degeneration, retinal impairment related to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. An apparatus for administering the test method described is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: The UAB Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gregory R Jackson, Cynthia Owsley
  • Patent number: 9572485
    Abstract: The present method describes a new method for the measurement of dark adaptation. The dark adaptation status of subjects may then be used to identify those subjects who are at risk of developing and/or who are currently suffering from a variety of disease states having their clinical manifestations in impaired dark adaptation. The disease states include, but are not limited to, age related macular degeneration, vitamin A deficiency, Sorsby's Fundus Dystrophy, late autosomal dominant retinal degeneration, retinal impairment related to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. An apparatus for administering the test method described is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: THE UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Gregory R Jackson, Cynthia Owsley
  • Patent number: 9504379
    Abstract: The present method describes a new method for the measurement of dark adaptation. The dark adaptation status of subjects may then be used to identify those subjects who are at risk of developing and/or who are currently suffering from a variety of disease states having their clinical manifestations in impaired dark adaptation. The disease states include, but are not limited to, age related macular degeneration, vitamin A deficiency, Sorsby's Fundus Dystrophy, late autosomal dominant retinal degeneration, retinal impairment related to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. An apparatus for administering the test method described is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: The UAB Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gregory R Jackson, Cynthia Owsley
  • Publication number: 20150305615
    Abstract: The present method describes a new method for the measurement of dark adaptation. The dark adaptation status of subjects may then be used to identify those subjects who are at risk of developing and/or who are currently suffering from a variety of disease states having their clinical manifestations in impaired dark adaptation. The disease states include, but are not limited to, age related macular degeneration, vitamin A deficiency, Sorsby's Fundus Dystrophy, late autosomal dominant retinal degeneration, retinal impairment related to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. An apparatus for administering the test method described is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory R. JACKSON, Cynthia A. Owsley
  • Publication number: 20150305616
    Abstract: The present method describes a new method for the measurement of dark adaptation. The dark adaptation status of subjects may then be used to identify those subjects who are at risk of developing and/or who are currently suffering from a variety of disease states having their clinical manifestations in impaired dark adaptation. The disease states include, but are not limited to, age related macular degeneration, vitamin A deficiency, Sorsby's Fundus Dystrophy, late autosomal dominant retinal degeneration, retinal impairment related to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. An apparatus for administering the test method described is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory R. JACKSON, Cynthia A. OWSLEY
  • Publication number: 20150238077
    Abstract: The present method describes a new method for the measurement of dark adaptation. The dark adaptation status of subjects may then be used to identify those subjects who are at risk of developing and/or who are currently suffering from a variety of disease states having their clinical manifestations in impaired dark adaptation. The disease states include, but are not limited to, age related macular degeneration, vitamin A deficiency, Sorsby's Fundus Dystrophy, late autosomal dominant retinal degeneration, retinal impairment related to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. An apparatus for administering the test method described is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory R. JACKSON, Cynthia A. OWSLEY
  • Patent number: 9050021
    Abstract: The present method describes a new method for the measurement of dark adaptation. The dark adaptation status of subjects may then be used to identify those subjects who are at risk of developing and/or who are currently suffering from a variety of disease states having their clinical manifestations in impaired dark adaptation. The disease states include, but are not limited to, age related macular degeneration, vitamin A deficiency, Sorsby's Fundus Dystrophy, late autosomal dominant retinal degeneration, retinal impairment related to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. An apparatus for administering the test method described is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: The UAB Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gregory R. Jackson, Cynthia A. Owsley
  • Publication number: 20140340641
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an improved method for photobleaching an eye of a subject. The disclosed method may be used in a number of psychophysical test methods, including, but not limited to, measurement of dark adaptation. The improved method for photobleaching involves at least one of the following improvements: (i) the use of a bleaching light emitting a particular wavelength of light or a tailored spectrum of wavelengths; (ii) restricting or otherwise spatially tailoring the region of the retina that is subject to photobleaching; and (iii) utilizing a bleaching light having an intensity that is at or below the intensity of ambient daylight. The present disclosure additionally provides a combination of a photobleaching light and an apparatus to administer a psychophysical test suitable for use in practicing the disclosed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: John G. Edwards, Gregory R. Jackson