Harry Skinner 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).
Abstract: The invention is an improved filtration module. The filtration system comprises a filter vessel having two or more filtrate outlets mounted at opposite ends of the filter vessel. Alternatively, a seal is placed between the filter vessel and membrane element contained therein to direct the flow of fluid through the membrane element. The presence of two or more filtrate outlets and/or a seal enhances the performance of the filtration system.
Abstract: Conventional internal radiation therapy has used implants, such as granules or seeds, each of which includes a radiation source for implantation within the patient. In contrast to conventional internal radiation therapy, disclosed herein is a radioactive flowable cement capable of curing to form radioactive cured cement, such that the radioactive cured cement may simultaneously provide radiation therapy, bone repair and pain management. Radioactive cement may allow for the convenient introduction of a suitable volume of radioactive material to a target site within the patient's body in a single minimally invasive procedure, as compared with the conventional need for precise implantation locations of numerous radioactive granules. In further contrast to conventional methods, radioactive cement may provide a distributed radioactive source, such that the radioactive dose rate across the target tissue (e.g., bone) can be more constant.