Patents by Inventor Gregory W. Hall

Gregory W. Hall 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: 11554240
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for portable and compact nitric oxide (NO) generation that can be embedded into other therapeutic devices or used alone. In some embodiments, an ambulatory NO generation system can be comprised of a controller and disposable cartridge. The cartridge can contain filters and scavengers for preparing the gas used for NO generation and for scrubbing output gases prior to patient inhalation. The system can utilize an oxygen concentrator to increase nitric oxide production and compliment oxygen generator activity as an independent device. The system can also include a high voltage electrode assembly that is easily assembled and installed. Various nitric oxide delivery methods are provided, including the use of a nasal cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Hall, Kevin Cedrone, Philip E. Silkoff, Wolfgang Scholz
  • Publication number: 20230001119
    Abstract: The presently disclosed embodiments relate to devices and methods for efficiently removing the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from a gas stream while enhancing the concentration of nitric oxide (NO) in the gas stream without making any reaction byproduct that will adversely influence a respiratory treatment. The devices and methods for nitric oxide (NO) generation and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) removal or scrubbing can be embedded into other therapeutic devices or used alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Richardson, Gregory W. Hall
  • Patent number: 11524134
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for portable and compact nitric oxide (NO) generation that can be embedded into other therapeutic devices or used alone. In some embodiments, an ambulatory NO generation system can be comprised of a controller and disposable cartridge. The cartridge can contain filters and scavengers for preparing the gas used for NO generation and for scrubbing output gases prior to patient inhalation. The system can utilize an oxygen concentrator to increase nitric oxide production and compliment oxygen generator activity as an independent device. The system can also include a high voltage electrode assembly that is easily assembled and installed. Various nitric oxide delivery methods are provided, including the use of a nasal cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Zapol, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz, Benjamin Apollonio, Frank Heirtzler, Andrew Ferencz
  • Publication number: 20220339391
    Abstract: Systems and methods for nitric oxide generation are provided. In an embodiment, an NO generation system can include a controller and disposable cartridge that can provide nitric oxide to two different treatments simultaneously. The disposable cartridge has multiple purposes including preparing incoming gases for exposure to the NO generation process, scrubbing exhaust gases for unwanted materials, characterizing the patient inspiratory flow, and removing moisture from sample gases collected. Plasma generation can be done within the cartridge or within the controller. The system has the capability of calibrating NO and NO2 gas analysis sensors without the use of a calibration gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian J. Gillerman, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz, David G. Zapol
  • Patent number: 11479464
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating nitric oxide are disclosed. A nitric oxide (NO) generation system includes at least one pair of electrodes configured to generate a product gas containing NO from a flow of a reactant gas; and a controller configured to regulate the amount of nitric oxide in the product gas produced by the at least one pair of electrodes by utilizing duty cycle values of plasma pulses selected from a plurality of discrete duty cycles to produce a target rate of NO production based on an average of discrete production rates associated with each of the plurality of discrete duty cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Hall, Benjamin J. Apollonio, Ian J. Gillerman
  • Patent number: 11478601
    Abstract: Systems and methods for nitric oxide (NO) generation systems are provided. In some embodiments, an NO generation system comprises at least one pair of electrodes configured to generate a product gas containing NO from a flow of a reactant gas. The electrodes have elongated surfaces such that a plasma produced is carried by the flow of the reactant gas and glides along the elongated surfaces from a first end towards a second end of the electrode pair. A controller is configured to regulate the amount of NO in the product gas by the at least one pair of electrodes using one or more parameters as an input to the controller. The one or more parameters include information from a plurality of sensors configured to collect information relating to at least one of the reactant gas, the product gas, and a medical gas into which the product gas flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Hall, Ian J. Gillerman, Sina Mohsenian, Aubrey Ortiz, Christopher Miles, Wolfgang Scholz, Adam J. Young, Benjamin Apollonio, Ziad F. Elghazzawi
  • Publication number: 20220296845
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for nitric oxide (NO) generation and/or delivery. In some aspects, a nitric oxide generation system comprises a plasma chamber configured to ionize a reactant gas including nitrogen and oxygen to form a product gas that includes NO, a scrubber downstream from the plasma chamber and having a volume at least partially containing NO2 scrubbing material, and a flow controller downstream of the scrubber configured to control the flow of product gas from the scrubber to a delivery device. A pump is configured to convey product gas from the plasma chamber into the scrubber and is configured to pressurize the product gas in the scrubber when the flow controller is positioned to restrict the flow of product gas from the scrubber. The pressurized product gas accumulates within the scrubber and is at least partially scrubbed of NO2 prior to passage through the flow controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel G. Jackson, Benjamin J. Apollonio, Gregory W. Hall
  • Publication number: 20220298653
    Abstract: System and methods for providing nitric oxide can include at least one pair of electrodes configured to generate a product gas containing nitric oxide from a flow of a reactant gas, and at least one controller configured to regulate an amount of nitric oxide in the product gas generated by the at least one pair of electrodes using one or more parameters as an input to the controller. One or more sensors are configured to collect information relating to at least one of patient information, the reactant gas, the product gas, and an inspiratory gas into which at least a portion of the product gas flows, the sensors configured to communicate the information to the controller to be used as the one or more parameters. The patient information includes information relating to a methemoglobin (MetHg) measurement collected from a MetHg sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Silkoff, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz
  • Publication number: 20220211967
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for portable and compact nitric oxide (NO) generation that can be embedded into other therapeutic devices or used alone. In some embodiments, an ambulatory NO generation system can be comprised of a controller and disposable cartridge. The cartridge can contain filters and scavengers for preparing the gas used for NO generation and for scrubbing output gases prior to patient inhalation. The system can utilize an oxygen concentrator to increase nitric oxide production and compliment oxygen generator activity as an independent device. The system can also include a high voltage electrode assembly that is easily assembled and installed. Various nitric oxide delivery methods are provided, including the use of a nasal cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Hall, Kevin Cedrone, Philip E. Silkoff, Wolfgang Scholz
  • Patent number: 11376390
    Abstract: Systems and methods for nitric oxide generation are provided. In an embodiment, an NO generation system can include a controller and disposable cartridge that can provide nitric oxide to two different treatments simultaneously. The disposable cartridge has multiple purposes including preparing incoming gases for exposure to the NO generation process, scrubbing exhaust gases for unwanted materials, characterizing the patient inspiratory flow, and removing moisture from sample gases collected. Plasma generation can be done within the cartridge or within the controller. The system has the capability of calibrating NO and NO2 gas analysis sensors without the use of a calibration gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian J. Gillerman, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz, David G. Zapol
  • Publication number: 20220135406
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for controlling the electrical generation of nitric oxide. In some aspects, a system for generating nitric oxide comprises a plasma chamber housing two or more electrodes in communication with a resonant high voltage circuit configured to send a signal to the plasma chamber for generating nitric oxide in a product gas from a flow of a reactant gas, and a controller configured to generate a pulse width modulation signal having multiple harmonic frequencies to excite the resonant high voltage circuit. The controller is configured to adjust the duty cycle of the pulse width modulation signal, the controller selecting the duty cycle based on a target voltage before plasma formation and a target current after plasma formation in the plasma chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Apollonio, Gregory W. Hall
  • Publication number: 20220047837
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for portable and compact nitric oxide (NO) generation that can be embedded into other therapeutic devices or used alone. In some embodiments, an ambulatory NO generation system can be comprised of a controller and disposable cartridge. The cartridge can contain filters and scavengers for preparing the gas used for NO generation and for scrubbing output gases prior to patient inhalation. The system can utilize an oxygen concentrator to increase nitric oxide production and compliment oxygen generator activity as an independent device. The system can also include a high voltage electrode assembly that is easily assembled and installed. Various nitric oxide delivery methods are provided, including the use of a nasal cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: David G. Zapol, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz, Benjamin Apollonio, Frank Heirtzler, Andrew Ferencz
  • Publication number: 20210395905
    Abstract: System and methods for providing nitric oxide can include at least one pair of electrodes configured to generate a product gas containing nitric oxide from a flow of a reactant gas, and at least one controller configured to regulate an amount of nitric oxide in the product gas generated by the at least one pair of electrodes using one or more parameters as an input to the controller. One or more sensors are configured to collect information relating to at least one of patient information, the reactant gas, the product gas, and an inspiratory gas into which at least a portion of the product gas flows, the sensors configured to communicate the information to the controller to be used as the one or more parameters. The patient information includes information relating to a methemoglobin (MetHg) measurement collected from a MetHg sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Philip E. Silkoff, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz
  • Publication number: 20210353898
    Abstract: Systems and methods for nitric oxide (NO) generation systems are provided. In some embodiments, an NO generation system comprises at least one pair of electrodes configured to generate a product gas containing NO from a flow of a reactant gas. The electrodes have elongated surfaces such that a plasma produced is carried by the flow of the reactant gas and glides along the elongated surfaces from a first end towards a second end of the electrode pair. A controller is configured to regulate the amount of NO in the product gas by the at least one pair of electrodes using one or more parameters as an input to the controller. The one or more parameters include information from a plurality of sensors configured to collect information relating to at least one of the reactant gas, the product gas, and a medical gas into which the product gas flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory W. Hall, Ian J. Gillerman, Sina Mohsenian, Aubrey Ortiz, Christopher Miles, Wolfgang Scholz, Adam J. Young, Benjamin Apollonio, Ziad F. Elghazzawi
  • Publication number: 20210268221
    Abstract: Systems and methods for nitric oxide generation are provided. In an embodiment, an NO generation system can include a controller and disposable cartridge that can provide nitric oxide to two different treatments simultaneously. The disposable cartridge has multiple purposes including preparing incoming gases for exposure to the NO generation process, scrubbing exhaust gases for unwanted materials, characterizing the patient inspiratory flow, and removing moisture from sample gases collected. Plasma generation can be done within the cartridge or within the controller. The system has the capability of calibrating NO and NO2 gas analysis sensors without the use of a calibration gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ian J. Gillerman, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz, David G. Zapol
  • Publication number: 20210214222
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for nitric oxide generation are provided for use with various ventilation and/or medical devices and having a humidity control system associated therewith. In some embodiments, a system for generating nitric oxide comprises at least one pair of electrodes configured to generate a product gas containing nitric oxide from a reactant gas, a scrubber configured to remove nitric dioxide NO2 from the product gas, and a humidity control device configured to alter a water content of at least one of the reactant gas and the product gas to control humidity within the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Vineel Kondiboyina, Christopher Miles, Gregory W. Hall, Simon E. Kozin, Wolfgang Scholz, Frank Heirtzler
  • Patent number: 11045620
    Abstract: Systems and methods for nitric oxide (NO) generation systems are provided. In some embodiments, an NO generation system comprises at least one pair of electrodes configured to generate a product gas containing NO from a flow of a reactant gas. The electrodes have elongated surfaces such that a plasma produced is carried by the flow of the reactant gas and glides along the elongated surfaces from a first end towards a second end of the electrode pair. A controller is configured to regulate the amount of NO in the product gas by the at least one pair of electrodes using one or more parameters as an input to the controller. The one or more parameters include information from a plurality of sensors configured to collect information relating to at least one of the reactant gas, the product gas, and a medical gas into which the product gas flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Hall, Ian J. Gillerman, Sina Mohsenian, Aubrey Ortiz, Christopher Miles, Wolfgang Scholz, Adam J. Young, Benjamin Apollonio
  • Patent number: 11033705
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for portable and compact nitric oxide (NO) generation that can be embedded into other therapeutic devices or used alone. In some embodiments, an ambulatory NO generation system can be comprised of a controller and disposable cartridge. The cartridge can contain filters and scavengers for preparing the gas used for NO generation and for scrubbing output gases prior to patient inhalation. The system can utilize an oxygen concentrator to increase nitric oxide production and compliment oxygen generator activity as an independent device. The system can also include a high voltage electrode assembly that is easily assembled and installed. Various nitric oxide delivery methods are provided, including the use of a nasal cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Zapol, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz, Benjamin Apollonio, Frank Heirtzler, Andrew Ferencz
  • Patent number: 11020571
    Abstract: A method for treating a patient using a catheter insertion device. The catheter insertion device includes a housing, a needle, a catheter, a guidewire, and an actuator mechanism. The needle is attached to a needle carrier, the catheter is positioned coaxially around the needle such that a distal end of the needle extends distal of a distal end of the catheter, and the guidewire has a distal end positioned in a lumen of the needle. The method includes holding the catheter insertion device, inserting the distal end of the needle and catheter into a blood vessel, advancing the distal end of the guidewire out of the lumen of the needle into the blood vessel, moving the catheter over the guidewire in the blood vessel, and activating the actuator mechanism to simultaneously retract the distal end of the needle and the distal end of the guidewire into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Vascular Pathways, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Belson, Gregory W. Hall, Scott A. Daniel, Robert Brommer
  • Patent number: 10946163
    Abstract: Systems and methods for nitric oxide generation are provided. In an embodiment, an NO generation system can include a controller and disposable cartridge that can provide nitric oxide to two different treatments simultaneously. The disposable cartridge has multiple purposes including preparing incoming gases for exposure to the NO generation process, scrubbing exhaust gases for unwanted materials, characterizing the patient inspiratory flow, and removing moisture from sample gases collected. Plasma generation can be done within the cartridge or within the controller. The system has the capability of calibrating NO and NO2 gas analysis sensors without the use of a calibration gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian J. Gillerman, Gregory W. Hall, Wolfgang Scholz, David G. Zapol