Patents by Inventor Jack C. White

Jack C. White 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: 10547936
    Abstract: The examples relate to implementations of apparatuses, such as lighting devices, and a system that uses a speech-based user interface to provide speech-based navigation services. The speech-based user interface provides navigation instructions that direct a person to the location of an item within a premises. The person interacts with a speech-based apparatus to receive the navigation instructions as speech-based directions through the premises from a specified location to the item location, or as static navigation instructions enabling the person to navigate from the specified location to the item location. A directional microphone and a controllable speaker receive audio inputs from and output audio outputs to a specified location or subarea of the premises to a person using the speech-based user interface. The audio outputs are directed to the person in the subarea of the premises, and have a higher amplitude within the subarea than outside the subarea of the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Vernon J. Nagel, Jenish S. Kastee, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Nathaniel W. Hixon, Youssef F. Baker, Daniel M. Megginson, Sean P. White, Niels G. Eegholm
  • Publication number: 20190213368
    Abstract: A lighting system includes luminaires each having a light source for providing illumination in a space and a radio frequency identification (RFID) antenna. An RFID reader is coupled to the RFID antennas in all the luminaires. The RFID reader may transmit at least one RFID intended recipient message from at least one of the antennas and receive a responsive RFID reply message from a recipient device within the space via a plurality of the antennas. The RFID reader may determine a signal attribute of a reply message signal received via each receiving antenna. The determined signal attributes of the reply message signals received via antennas and information about locations of the receiving antennas are processed to estimate a position of the recipient device within the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Sean P. WHITE, Nathaniel W. HIXON, Niels G. EEGHOLM, Youssef F. BAKER, Yenpao LU, Jack C. RAINS, JR., David P. RAMER
  • Patent number: 10346657
    Abstract: A lighting system includes luminaires each having a light source for providing illumination in a space and a radio frequency identification (RFID) antenna. An RFID reader is coupled to the RFID antennas in all the luminaires. The RFID reader may transmit at least one RFID intended recipient message from at least one of the antennas and receive a responsive RFID reply message from a recipient device within the space via a plurality of the antennas. The RFID reader may determine a signal attribute of a reply message signal received via each receiving antenna. The determined signal attributes of the reply message signals received via antennas and information about locations of the receiving antennas are processed to estimate a position of the recipient device within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Sean P. White, Nathaniel W. Hixon, Niels G. Eegholm, Youssef F. Baker, Yenpao Lu, Jack C. Rains, Jr., David P. Ramer
  • Patent number: 9808650
    Abstract: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the cavity; and positioning a source of radiation sequentially within one or more source lumens of the source lumen tubes according to a brachytherapy treatment plan. The device includes an inner tube, and a plurality of source lumen tubes located around the inner tube and including distal ends secured together with the inner tube at the distal end disposed within the body cavity, the source lumen tubes comprising proximal portions sufficiently long to extend outside the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Theragenics Corporation
    Inventors: Jack C. White, David Wesley Stephens, Amit Prakash Govil, Joshua J. Bergman, Nathan Christopher Griffith, Kyle Kevin Millage
  • Patent number: 9623260
    Abstract: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the cavity; and positioning a source of radiation sequentially within one or more source lumens of the source lumen tubes according to a brachytherapy treatment plan. The device includes an inner tube, and a plurality of source lumen tubes located around the inner tube and including distal ends secured together with the inner tube at the distal end disposed within the body cavity, the source lumen tubes comprising proximal portions sufficiently long to extend outside the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Theragenics Corporation
    Inventors: Jack C. White, David Wesley Stephens, Amit Prakash Govil, Joshua J. Bergman, Nathan Christopher Griffith, Kyle Kevin Millage
  • Publication number: 20150306421
    Abstract: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the cavity; and positioning a source of radiation sequentially within one or more source lumens of the source lumen tubes according to a brachytherapy treatment plan. The device includes an inner tube, and a plurality of source lumen tubes located around the inner tube and including distal ends secured together with the inner tube at the distal end disposed within the body cavity, the source lumen tubes comprising proximal portions sufficiently long to extend outside the breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: THERAGENICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: JACK C. WHITE, DAVID WESLEY STEPHENS, AMIT PRAKASH GOVIL, JOSHUA J. BERGMAN, NATHAN CHRISTOPHER GRIFFITH, KYLE KEVIN MILLAGE
  • Patent number: 9050458
    Abstract: A point-of-care seed stranding device for automating assembly of brachytherapy seed strands for implantation in patients. The device includes a number of features to reduce the potential for mistakes by the user, as well as to reduce the potential for damaging the radioactive seeds during the stranding process. Tactile feedback may be provided to prevent exertion of too much force in the packing step of the stranding process, as well as to indicate that the seed and/or strand cartridges are empty and need to be replaced. The device may also include a mechanism for holding seeds or spacers in place to allow automated packing of seeds or spacers having corresponding geometries. The device may also be provided with a seed counter which can be employed to preset the number of seeds in a strand and which disables the device from dispensing or packing additional seeds once the preset number of seeds has been packed into the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Theragenics Corporation
    Inventors: David Schreiber, Jack C. White, David Wesley Stephens, Henry C. Goode, Nathan Christopher Griffith, Ming K. Tai
  • Patent number: 8757367
    Abstract: A lens care system and method for venting gas to release pressure from a container, such as generated in peroxide-based lens treatment. A seal formed between a deformable cap and a container cup prevents release of liquid, but deformation of the cap under the influence of pressure generated within the container temporarily releases the seal to permit venting of gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Lynn Cook Winterton, Jack C. White
  • Patent number: 8690746
    Abstract: A brachytherapy device for the provision of brachytherapy is disclosed. The brachytherapy device has at least one source lumen located outside a movable surface of the device. The source lumen may be secured to the movable outer surface in a manner whereby relative movement of the source lumen relative to the movable outer surface is permitted. The brachytherapy device is inserted into a body cavity. After insertion, the movable surface is moved to position the at least one source lumen closer to the tissue boundary of the cavity. One or more sources of radiation are then placed within the at least one source lumen to provide a customizable treatment. Also disclosed are methods for providing brachytherapy via body cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Theragenics Corporation
    Inventors: Jack C. White, David Wesley Stephens, Amit Prakash Govil, Joshua J. Bergman, Nathan Christopher Griffith, Kyle Kevin Millage
  • Patent number: 8684899
    Abstract: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the cavity; and positioning a source of radiation sequentially within one or more source lumens of the source lumen tubes according to a brachytherapy treatment plan. The device includes an inner tube, and a plurality of source lumen tubes located around the inner tube and including distal ends secured together with the inner tube at the distal end disposed within the body cavity, the source lumen tubes comprising proximal portions sufficiently long to extend outside the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Theragenics Corporation
    Inventors: Jack C. White, David Wesley Stephens, Amit Prakash Govil, Joshua J. Bergman, Nathan Christopher Griffith, Kyle Kevin Millage
  • Patent number: 8568284
    Abstract: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the cavity; and positioning a source of radiation sequentially within one or more source lumens of the source lumen tubes according to a brachytherapy treatment plan. The device includes an inner tube, and a plurality of source lumen tubes located around the inner tube and including distal ends secured together with the inner tube at the distal end disposed within the body cavity, the source lumen tubes comprising proximal portions sufficiently long to extend outside the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Theragenics Corporation
    Inventors: Jack C. White, David Wesley Stephens, Amit Prakash Govil, Joshua J. Bergman, Nathan Christopher Griffith, Kyle Kevin Millage
  • Patent number: 8562504
    Abstract: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the cavity; and positioning a source of radiation sequentially within one or more source lumens of the source lumen tubes according to a brachytherapy treatment plan. The device includes an inner tube, and a plurality of source lumen tubes located around the inner tube and including distal ends secured together with the inner tube at the distal end disposed within the body cavity, the source lumen tubes comprising proximal portions sufficiently long to extend outside the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Theragenics Corporation
    Inventors: Jack C. White, David Wesley Stephens, Amit Prakash Govil, Joshua J. Bergman, Nathan Christopher Griffith, Kyle Kevin Millage
  • Publication number: 20130225902
    Abstract: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the cavity; and positioning a source of radiation sequentially within one or more source lumens of the source lumen tubes according to a brachytherapy treatment plan. The device includes an inner tube, and a plurality of source lumen tubes located around the inner tube and including distal ends secured together with the inner tube at the distal end disposed within the body cavity, the source lumen tubes comprising proximal portions sufficiently long to extend outside the breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: THERAGENICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: JACK C. WHITE, DAVID WESLEY STEPHENS, AMIT PRAKASH GOVIL, JOSHUA J. BERGMAN, NATHAN CHRISTOPHER GRIFFITH, KYLE KEVIN MILLAGE
  • Patent number: 8398534
    Abstract: A brachytherapy device including an elongate member comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion. The device also includes a movable surface portion surrounding at least the distal portion of the elongate member and a plurality of source lumen tubes defining respective source lumens, the source lumen tubes being located around the elongate member, distal ends of the source lumen tubes coupled to the distal portion of the elongate member, the source lumen tubes extending a sufficient distance in a proximal direction such that the source lumen tubes extend outside a body when distal portions of the source lumen tubes are positioned in a body cavity for brachytherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Theragenics Corporation
    Inventors: Jack C. White, David Wesley Stephens, Amit Prakash Govil, Joshua J. Bergman, Nathan Christopher Griffith, Kyle Kevin Millage
  • Patent number: 8360951
    Abstract: A point-of-care seed stranding device for automating assembly of brachytherapy seed strands for implantation in patients. The device includes a number of features to reduce the potential for mistakes by the user, as well as to reduce the potential for damaging the radioactive seeds during the stranding process. Tactile feedback may be provided to prevent exertion of too much force in the packing step of the stranding process, as well as to indicate that the seed and/or strand cartridges are empty and need to be replaced. The device may also include a mechanism for holding seeds or spacers in place to allow automated packing of seeds or spacers having corresponding geometries. The device may also be provided with a seed counter which can be employed to preset the number of seeds in a strand and which disables the device from dispensing or packing additional seeds once the preset number of seeds has been packed into the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Theragenics Corporation
    Inventors: David Schreiber, Jack C. White, David Wesley Stephens, Henry C. Goode, Jr., Nathan Christopher Griffith, Ming K. Tai
  • Publication number: 20120152284
    Abstract: A lens care system and method for venting gas to release pressure from a container, such as generated in peroxide-based lens treatment. A seal formed between a deformable cap and a container cup prevents release of liquid, but deformation of the cap under the influence of pressure generated within the container temporarily releases the seal to permit venting of gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Lynn Cook Winterton, Jack C. White
  • Publication number: 20100222628
    Abstract: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the cavity; and positioning a source of radiation sequentially within one or more source lumens of the source lumen tubes according to a brachytherapy treatment plan. The device includes an inner tube, and a plurality of source lumen tubes located around the inner tube and including distal ends secured together with the inner tube at the distal end disposed within the body cavity, the source lumen tubes comprising proximal portions sufficiently long to extend outside the breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: THERAGENICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: JACK C. WHITE, DAVID WESLEY STEPHENS, AMIT PRAKASH GOVIL, JOSHUA J. BERGMAN, NATHAN CHRISTOPHER GRIFFITH, KYLE KEVIN MILLAGE
  • Publication number: 20100152519
    Abstract: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the cavity; and positioning a source of radiation sequentially within one or more source lumens of the source lumen tubes according to a brachytherapy treatment plan. The device includes an inner tube, and a plurality of source lumen tubes located around the inner tube and including distal ends secured together with the inner tube at the distal end disposed within the body cavity, the source lumen tubes comprising proximal portions sufficiently long to extend outside the breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: THERAGENICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: JACK C. WHITE, DAVID WESLEY STEPHENS, AMIT PRAKASH GOVIL, JOSHUA J. BERGMAN, NATHAN CHRISTOPHER GRIFFITH, KYLE KEVIN MILLAGE
  • Publication number: 20100130807
    Abstract: A method for brachytherapy in a lumpectomy cavity of a breast including, positioning a distal end of a brachytherapy device within the cavity, expanding an expandable surface portion located between proximal and distal ends of the device within the cavity, the source lumen tubes defining a curved configuration within the cavity; and positioning a source of radiation sequentially within one or more source lumens of the source lumen tubes according to a brachytherapy treatment plan. The device includes an inner tube, and a plurality of source lumen tubes located around the inner tube and including distal ends secured together with the inner tube at the distal end disposed within the body cavity, the source lumen tubes comprising proximal portions sufficiently long to extend outside the breast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: THERAGENICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: JACK C. WHITE, DAVID WESLEY STEPHENS, AMIT PRAKASH GOVIL, JOSHUA J. BERGMAN, NATHAN CHRISTOPHER GRIFFITH, KYLE KEVIN MILLAGE
  • Publication number: 20100121129
    Abstract: A brachytherapy device including an elongate member comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion. The device also includes a movable surface portion surrounding at least the distal portion of the elongate member and a plurality of source lumen tubes defining respective source lumens, the source lumen tubes being located around the elongate member, distal ends of the source lumen tubes coupled to the distal portion of the elongate member, the source lumen tubes extending a sufficient distance in a proximal direction such that the source lumen tubes extend outside a body when distal portions of the source lumen tubes are positioned in a body cavity for brachytherapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: THERAGENICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: JACK C. WHITE, DAVID WESLEY STEPHENS, AMIT PRAKASH GOVIL, JOSHUA J. BERGMAN, NATHAN CHRISTOPHER GRIFFITH, KYLE KEVIN MILLAGE