Patents by Inventor Ian Bruce

Ian Bruce 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: 11973205
    Abstract: An energy storage system includes an energy storage component. It further includes heat generating electronics. It further includes a fluid circulator that transfers fluid between the energy storage component and the heat generating electronics. The circulator is controlled to alternatively transfer fluid from the battery to the heat generating electronics or from the heat generating electronics to the energy storage component based at least in part on a thermal state of the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Lunar Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Bozhi Yang, Tanner Bruce DeVoe, Tahina Christine Felisca, Kevin Richard Fine, Mark Daniel Goldman, Mark Holveck, Erica Viola Lewis, Conrad Xavier Murphy, Ian Gregory Spearing
  • Publication number: 20240108493
    Abstract: A nutrient recycling device is provided that is configured to collect digestive contents from a first opening of a gastrointestinal (GI) tract and recycle and/or return the digestive contents to a second location in a patient's gastrointestinal tract. The device and associated method may find application in patients with a number of complaints, such as short bowel syndrome and/or prior to stoma reversal surgery. The device comprises a bag adapted to receive the digestive contents from a first GI opening, and a pump incorporated with the bag adapted to pump the digestive contents to a second GI location. The pump includes an inlet in fluid communication with the interior of the bag, and an outlet connected to an outlet conduit adapted to provide a flow pathway for the digestive content to flow from the pump to second GI location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: The Insides Company
    Inventors: Gregory Brian O'Grady, John Bilkey Davidson, Robert Bruce Davidson, Ian Peter Bissett, Mackenzie Liam Greenslade
  • Patent number: 11940674
    Abstract: A method of designing a fluid-filled contact lens (103) is described. The method involves generating a computational model that includes a fluid-filled lens (103) and the shape of a cornea causes deformation of an internal structure of the fluid-filled lens (103) to generate a deformed, fluid-filled lens (103) with altered optical properties. The method also includes modelling (5) the optical properties of the deformed, fluid-filled lens (103). The shape of the fluid-filled lens (103) is then adjusted (7) to reduce the effects of the deformation on the optical properties. This is referred to as an adjusted fluid-filled lens (103). A corresponding off-eye lens design is generated (110 based on the adjusted fluid-filled lens design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Oag, Ian Bruce, Robin Frith, Percy Lazon de la Jara, Rachel Marullo
  • Publication number: 20240087104
    Abstract: One variation of a method for monitoring manufacture of assembly units includes: receiving selection of a target location hypothesized by a user to contain an origin of a defect in assembly units of an assembly type; accessing a feature map linking non-visual manufacturing features to physical locations within the assembly type; for each assembly unit, accessing an inspection image of the assembly unit recorded by an optical inspection station during production of the assembly unit, projecting the target location onto the inspection image, detecting visual features proximal the target location within the inspection image, and aggregating non-visual manufacturing features associated with locations proximal the target location and representing manufacturing inputs into the assembly unit based on the feature map; and calculating correlations between visual and non-visual manufacturing features associated with locations proximal the target location and the defect for the set of assembly units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Samuel Bruce Weiss, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Simon Kozlov, Tilmann Bruckhaus, Shilpi Kumar, Isaac Sukin, Ian Theilacker, Brendan Green
  • Publication number: 20240076075
    Abstract: A bag sealing system for securing one or more items in a closable bag comprises a moveable frame, a closable bag, a closing device and a driving device. The moveable frame can have an open configuration, intermediate configurations and a closed configuration. The closable bag has an open end and a closed end wherein the open end of the closable bag is coupled to the moveable frame. The closing device is provided for securely closing the open end of the bag via a securing element, and the driving device is coupled to the closing device to actuate the closing device to securely close the closable bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: David McNair, Tim Patrick Moergenthaler, Pierre Nicolas, Robert Bruce Tenney, Clare Emily Scott, Ian De Dominicis
  • Publication number: 20230341707
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a membrane (140) suitable for forming at least part of a contact lens (500) by bonding to a bulk lens portion (540). The membrane has a central axis (168). The membrane comprises: a first face (142); a second face (144); and a peripheral edge (160). In a cross-sectional plane passing through and parallel to the central axis of the membrane, the thickness (148) of the membrane is at least 10 microns at a distance of 60 microns from the peripheral edge. The present disclosure also relates to a contact lens (500). The contact lens comprises a membrane (140), a bulk lens portion (540), and a bonding interface (510) between at least part of the membrane and at least part of the bulk lens portion. The present disclosure also relates to a method of manufacturing a contact lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: CooperVision International Limited
    Inventors: Ian BRUCE, Robert OAG
  • Publication number: 20230333079
    Abstract: The present application provides a method and system for the characterization of properties of liquids, particularly petroleum and petroleum liquids. The method and system can be used to take measurements of the liquid directly in a storage container, without exposing the contents of the container to the external environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: Validere Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Ian Bruce BURGESS
  • Patent number: 11768387
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a tuneable ophthalmic lens 200. The tuneable ophthalmic lens comprises an activated state and a deactivated state. The ophthalmic lens further comprises a central chamber 206b. The ophthalmic lens also comprises a fluid reservoir, the fluid reservoir being in fluid communication with the central chamber. The fluid reservoir comprises a pump for pumping fluid between the fluid reservoir and the central chamber. In the deactivated state the central chamber is substantially empty of fluid 208a. In the activated state the central chamber is not substantially empty of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Oag, Ian Bruce, Robin Frith, Percy Lazon de la Jara, Rachel Marullo
  • Patent number: 11685131
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for making lens assemblies that can be placed on an eye of a person and that include at least one component are described. Generally, a first lens member (100) and a second lens member (200) are formed. The second lens member (200) is transferred to a compliant stage (210). At least one component is placed in contact with one of the lens members (100, 200). The second lens member (200) is placed in contact with the first lens member (100) such that the compliant stage (210) can provide compression to the first and second lens members (100, 200). The second lens member (200) and the first lens member (100) are coupled together to form a lens assembly (10) with the at least one component located between the two lens members (100, 200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Ian Bruce, Robert Oag
  • Publication number: 20230149767
    Abstract: Aspects involve an exercise system in which various methods may be practiced. The exercise system facilitates a method of controlling an exercise on a motorized exercise device where the method involves, at a remote computing device, accessing an exercise template including fields associated with an exercise, obtaining a first exercise definition from matching the first exercise template with a first of a plurality of predefined exercises, and providing an exercise definition to a local device for controlling a motorized exercise device, the exercise definition based on matching the exercise template with a first of a plurality of predefined exercises, the exercise definition including a parameter associated with a resistance force that will be used to control a motor of the motorized exercise device when the first exercise is performed at the exercise device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Ian Bruce, Elizabeth M. Fireman, Krisna Bhargava
  • Patent number: 11609440
    Abstract: Multilayer contact lenses and methods of making the same are described. A contact lens (100) includes a lens assembly (103). The lens assembly (103) includes a plurality of flexible lens layers. A first layer (101) has a uniform or smooth anterior surface (106), and a second layer (102) has a structured posterior surface that includes one or more recesses (105). The anterior surface (106) of the first layer (101) and the structured posterior surface of the second layer (102) define a first cavity (107) for containing one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Oag, Ian Bruce, David Radcliffe
  • Publication number: 20230051975
    Abstract: A method for identifying imbalances in facility operations. The method includes determining an existence of an imbalance between a first volume of a component at a first point in the facility and a second volume of the component at a second point in the facility, calculating a probability likelihood of the imbalance being caused by one or more likely errors of a set of known likely errors, determining an impact magnitude on the imbalance of each of the one or more likely errors, and assigning an importance ranking to each of the one or more likely errors based on the probability likelihood and the impact magnitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicant: Validere Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Bruce BURGESS, Daniel FUSCA, Mikhail ASKERKA, Adam William WEINSTEIN
  • Patent number: 11573434
    Abstract: A tuneable contact lens (100), wherein the contact lens comprises a central region (108). The central region has a circumferential wall and an anterior surface having an external curvature. The contact lens also comprises an inflatable ring (106) arranged around the circumferential wall of the central region, and at least one fluid reservoir (104) in fluid connection with the inflatable ring. The at least one fluid reservoir comprises a pump. When fluid is pumped from the at least one fluid reservoir to the inflatable ring, the inflatable ring inflates and the external curvature of anterior portion of the central region is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Ian Bruce, Robert Oag
  • Patent number: 11543400
    Abstract: The present application provides a method and system for the characterization of properties of liquids, particularly petroleum and petroleum liquids. The method and system can be used to take measurements of the liquid directly in a storage container, without exposing the contents of the container to the external environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Validere Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Ian Bruce Burgess
  • Publication number: 20220412946
    Abstract: According to at least one exemplary embodiment, a system, method, and apparatus for predicting physical properties by indirect measurement is disclosed. The system, method, and apparatus provide for measurement of physical properties of petroleum products by calculating predictions of the properties based on diverse inputs. These predictions may be updated in real time and may be used to modify various processes in midstream and downstream petroleum operations. Various use cases for the system, method, and apparatus for predicting physical properties by indirect measurement are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: VALIDERE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Ian Bruce BURGESS, John NGUYEN, Nicholas Ainsley DUCILLE, Tingkai ZHANG, Patrick James ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20220413321
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a tuneable ophthalmic lens 200. The tuneable ophthalmic lens comprises an activated state and a deactivated state. The ophthalmic lens further comprises a central chamber 206b. The ophthalmic lens also comprises a fluid reservoir, the fluid reservoir being in fluid communication with the central chamber. The fluid reservoir comprises a pump for pumping fluid between the fluid reservoir and the central chamber. In the deactivated state the central chamber is substantially empty of fluid 208a. In the activated state the central chamber is not substantially empty of fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: CooperVision International Limited
    Inventors: Robert OAG, Ian BRUCE, Robin FRITH, Percy LAZON de la JARA, Rachel MARULLO
  • Publication number: 20220396630
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods and compositions for the treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Specifically, the disclosure relates to methods comprising administering to a subject a type I IFN receptor inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Anna BERGLIND, Lilia PINEDA, Raj TUMMALA, Sang-Cheol BAE, Christophe RICHEZ, Anca ASKANASE, Ian BRUCE, Philip BROHAWN, Yoshiya TANAKA, Richard FURIE, Eric MORAND, Gabriel ABREU, Victoria WERTH, Ed VITAL, Michelle KAHLENBERG, David ISENBERG, Ronald Van VOLLENHOVEN, Kenneth KALUNIAN, Rubana KALYANI
  • Publication number: 20220350170
    Abstract: A tuneable contact lens (100), wherein the contact lens comprises a central region (108). The central region has a circumferential wall and an anterior surface having an external curvature. The contact lens also comprises an inflatable ring (106) arranged around the circumferential wall of the central region, and at least one fluid reservoir (104) in fluid connection with the inflatable ring. The at least one fluid reservoir comprises a pump. When fluid is pumped from the at least one fluid reservoir to the inflatable ring, the inflatable ring inflates and the external curvature of anterior portion of the central region is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: CooperVision International Limited
    Inventors: Ian BRUCE, Robert OAG
  • Publication number: 20210124186
    Abstract: Multilayer contact lenses and methods of making the same are described. A contact lens (100) includes a lens assembly (103). The lens assembly (103) includes a plurality of flexible lens layers. A first layer (101) has a uniform or smooth anterior surface (106), and a second layer (102) has a structured posterior surface that includes one or more recesses (105). The anterior surface (106) of the first layer (101) and the structured posterior surface of the second layer (102) define a first cavity (107) for containing one or more components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Robert OAG, Ian BRUCE, David RADCLIFFE
  • Publication number: 20210124188
    Abstract: A method of designing a fluid-filled contact lens (103) is described. The method involves generating a computational model that includes a fluid-filled lens (103) and the shape of a cornea causes deformation of an internal structure of the fluid-filled lens (103) to generate a deformed, fluid-filled lens (103) with altered optical properties. The method also includes modelling (5) the optical properties of the deformed, fluid-filled lens (103). The shape of the fluid-filled lens (103) is then adjusted (7) to reduce the effects of the deformation on the optical properties. This is referred to as an adjusted fluid-filled lens (103). A corresponding off-eye lens design is generated (110 based on the adjusted fluid-filled lens design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Robert OAG, Ian BRUCE, Robin FRITH, Percy LAZON de la JARA, Rachel MARULLO