Patents by Inventor James M. Peck

James M. Peck 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: 20200121251
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to monitoring one or more physiological parameters of a subject using a multilayer wearable device. In an embodiment, a multilayer wearable device is configured to be attached to a subject. The multilayer wearable device comprises a substrate having multiple layers including a first portion connected to a second portion. The first portion has a first side and a second, opposite side. And the second portion has a first side and a second, opposite side. The first side of the first portion is configured to be attached to the subject and the second portion is arranged on top of the first portion such that the first side of the second portion is disposed adjacent the second side of the first portion. And, the wearable device includes one or more electrical components configured to sense a physiological parameter of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, James M. Peck, Keith R. Maile
  • Publication number: 20200121252
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to devices and methods for monitoring one or more physiological parameters of a subject. In an embodiment, a wearable device comprises a substrate configured to attached to a subject's skin. The substrate comprises a middle portion arranged between two end portions, wherein the middle portion is more flexible than at least one of the end portions. The wearable device also comprises a physiological sensor arranged on the middle portion. The physiological sensor is configured to sense a physiological signal of the subject when the wearable device is attached to the subject's skin. And, the wearable device comprises one or more electrical components arranged on at least one of the end portions, wherein at least one of the one or more electrical components is coupled to the physiological sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Keith R. Maile, James M. Peck
  • Publication number: 20200078126
    Abstract: A system for charging an onboard battery of a medical device prior to use of the medical device may include a package configured to accommodate the medical device therein. A power source may be disposed relative to the package and may be capable of charging the onboard battery of the medical device prior to use of the medical device. The system may be capable of being subjected to a sterilization process with the power source disposed within the second cavity. In some instances, the power source is uncharged during sterilization. In some cases, the power source is encapsulated or otherwise sealed during sterilization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JAN WEBER, DANIEL BURGESS, KATHRYN A. JOHNSON, JAMES M. PECK
  • Patent number: 10533481
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine assembly may include a combustion chamber for igniting a fuel and air mixture that generates a core stream flow. The gas turbine engine may also include a hot section cowling for directing the core stream flow through the engine assembly. The hot section cowling may include an inside surface and an outside surface opposite the inside surface. The gas turbine engine assembly may additionally include a plurality of thermoelectric generator (TEG) assemblies that are thermally attached to the outside surface of the hot section cowling. Each TEG assembly may include a multiplicity of thermoelectric generator (TEG) devices that generate an electric current based on a temperature differential across each of the multiplicity of TEG devices. The TEG devices may include different materials that are used in different heat zones along the hot section cowling between the combustion chamber and an exhaust end of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James L. Peck, Jr., Jimmy M. Quiambao
  • Patent number: 10478259
    Abstract: A system for charging an onboard battery of a medical device prior to use of the medical device may include a package configured to accommodate the medical device therein. A power source may be disposed relative to the package and may be capable of charging the onboard battery of the medical device prior to use of the medical device. The system may be capable of being subjected to a sterilization process with the power source disposed within the second cavity. In some instances, the power source is uncharged during sterilization. In some cases, the power source is encapsulated or otherwise sealed during sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Daniel Burgess, Kathryn A. Johnson, James M. Peck
  • Patent number: 10483880
    Abstract: A system for controlling multiple actuators that are attached to a structure for moving and positioning the structure include a magnetic flux sensor in a motor of each actuator. The magnetic flux sensor senses a magnetic flux in an associated motor and generates an electrical signal that corresponds to the magnetic flux in the associated motor. The system also includes a control unit that receives the electrical signal from the magnetic flux sensor of each actuator. The control unit is configured to generate a drive command signal to each actuator that balances a torque applied to the structure by each actuator in response to the magnetic flux sensed in the motor of each actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James L. Peck, Jr., Jimmy M. Quiambao, Jeffrey Charles Coffman
  • Publication number: 20190317156
    Abstract: A battery management system (BMS) described herein determines the internal resistance for a cell that may have an internal short circuit. In one aspect, the BMS monitors the voltage across each of a plurality cells that are coupled in series. If the voltage across one of the cells differs from the voltages across the other cells, the BMS can flag the cell as potentially having an internal short circuit. Once flagged, the BMS can use a simulator that stores a model cell that has similar characteristics as the cells monitored by the BMS to determine the internal resistance of the flagged cell. In one aspect, the simulator changes the value of a surrogate resistor that is parallel with the model cell until the voltage across the model cell matches the voltage of the flagged cell. The value of the surrogate resistor indicates the internal resistance of the flagged cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Jimmy M. QUIAMBAO, James L. Peck
  • Patent number: 10330739
    Abstract: A battery management system (BMS) described herein determines the internal resistance for a cell that may have an internal short circuit. In one aspect, the BMS monitors the voltage across each of a plurality cells that are coupled in series. If the voltage across one of the cells differs from the voltages across the other cells, the BMS can flag the cell as potentially having an internal short circuit. Once flagged, the BMS can use a simulator that stores a model cell that has similar characteristics as the cells monitored by the BMS to determine the internal resistance of the flagged cell. In one aspect, the simulator changes the value of a surrogate resistor that is parallel with the model cell until the voltage across the model cell matches the voltage of the flagged cell. The value of the surrogate resistor indicates the internal resistance of the flagged cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jimmy M. Quiambao, James L. Peck
  • Publication number: 20190162100
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine assembly may include a combustion chamber for igniting a fuel and air mixture that generates a core stream flow. The gas turbine engine may also include a hot section cowling for directing the core stream flow through the engine assembly. The hot section cowling may include an inside surface and an outside surface opposite the inside surface. The gas turbine engine assembly may additionally include a plurality of thermoelectric generator (TEG) assemblies that are thermally attached to the outside surface of the hot section cowling. Each TEG assembly may include a multiplicity of thermoelectric generator (TEG) devices that generate an electric current based on a temperature differential across each of the multiplicity of TEG devices. The TEG devices may include different materials that are used in different heat zones along the hot section cowling between the combustion chamber and an exhaust end of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: James L. Peck, JR., Jimmy M. Quiambao
  • Publication number: 20190151640
    Abstract: A system for monitoring one or more respiratory conditions is disclosed. The system comprises a medical device and an e-tattoo configured to attach to the subject's skin. The medical device is configured to monitor at least one respiratory parameter of a subject and transmit a signal in response to monitoring a trigger event in the at least one respiratory parameter. The e-tattoo is configured to: receive the signal from the medical device; sense at least one environmental parameter in response to receiving the signal; and transmit the at least one environmental parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jan Weber, Keith R. Maile, Deepa Mahajan, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, James M. Peck
  • Publication number: 20170354473
    Abstract: A system for charging an onboard battery of a medical device prior to use of the medical device may include a package configured to accommodate the medical device therein. A power source may be disposed relative to the package and may be capable of charging the onboard battery of the medical device prior to use of the medical device. The system may be capable of being subjected to a sterilization process with the power source disposed within the second cavity. In some instances, the power source is uncharged during sterilization. In some cases, the power source is encapsulated or otherwise sealed during sterilization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JAN WEBER, DANIEL BURGESS, KATHRYN A. JOHNSON, JAMES M. PECK
  • Patent number: 9585450
    Abstract: A package having a roughened surface that does not adhere to a medical device enclosed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Peck, George E. Himes, Jr., Michael G. Tokarski, Christopher Wildsmith, David C. Turner, John B. Fore, Mark Mandeville
  • Patent number: 9296510
    Abstract: A closure device may include a backing and a closure strip removably provided on the backing, wherein the closure strip includes a permanent adhesive on a back face thereof adapted to affix the closure strip to a package, wherein a breakout portion of the backing is configured to separate from the backing and remain adhered to the closure strip when the closure strip is removed therefrom. A product package may include a carton having a flap movable between an open position and a closed position, and a closure device affixed to a portion of the flap and a separate portion of the carton when the flap is in the closed position, wherein a first portion of the closure device is removable from the separate portion of the carton while the first portion remains attached to the portion of the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Amie Marshall, Ross Christianson, Alyssa Downing, Patrick R. Moran, Tom Stoddart, Phillip Lozanoski, Richard A. Tuma, James M. Peck, Duane J. Huberty, David Olson
  • Patent number: 9095324
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for packaging a medical device includes a package assembly that defines a multi-chambered interior. The interior chambers include a primary and a secondary chamber. A partition, which has a gas permeable vent, separates the primary chamber from the secondary chamber. The package is constructed from a variety of materials that provide the interior with a long term, low humidity, sterile environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Peck, Ben Prusi, Diona Sommario, Kim Robertson, Samir Shrestha, Tom Arthur, Tony Suardini
  • Publication number: 20150121809
    Abstract: A package having an additive that does not adhere to a medical device enclosed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: James M. Peck, Dharmesh Dubey, Michael G. Tokarski, Qiang Zhang, Yufu Li, Steven C. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20140217163
    Abstract: A closure device may include a backing and a closure strip removably provided on the backing, wherein the closure strip includes a permanent adhesive on a back face thereof adapted to affix the closure strip to a package, wherein a breakout portion of the backing is configured to separate from the backing and remain adhered to the closure strip when the closure strip is removed therefrom. A product package may include a carton having a flap movable between an open position and a closed position, and a closure device affixed to a portion of the flap and a separate portion of the carton when the flap is in the closed position, wherein a first portion of the closure device is removable from the separate portion of the carton while the first portion remains attached to the portion of the flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: AMIE MARSHALL, ROSS CHRISTIANSON, ALYSSA DOWNING, PATRICK R. MORAN, TOM STODDART, PHILLIP LOZANOSKI, RICHARD A. TUMA, JAMES M. PECK, DUANE J. HUBERTY, DAVID OLSON
  • Publication number: 20120267808
    Abstract: A package having a roughened surface that does not adhere to a medical device enclosed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: James M. Peck, George E. Himes, JR., Michael G. Tokarski, Christopher Wildsmith, David C. Turner, John B. Fore, Mark Mandeville
  • Patent number: 8235209
    Abstract: Medical device packaging, medical device packaging assemblies, and methods for preparing and packaging medical devices. An example medical device packaging assembly may include a pouch having a pocket formed therein. A carrier tube may be disposed in the pocket. The carrier tube may have a plurality of apertures formed therein. A medical device may be disposed within the carrier tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Peck, Maan-Shii Wu
  • Publication number: 20120037525
    Abstract: Medical device packaging, medical device packaging assemblies, and methods for preparing and packaging medical devices. An example medical device packaging assembly may include a pouch having a pocket formed therein. A carrier tube may be disposed in the pocket. The carrier tube may have a plurality of apertures formed therein. A medical device may be disposed within the carrier tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JAMES M. PECK, MAAN-SHII WU
  • Publication number: 20110079525
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for packaging a medical device includes a package assembly that defines a multi-chambered interior. The interior chambers include a primary and a secondary chamber. A partition, which has a gas permeable vent, separates the primary chamber from the secondary chamber. The package is constructed from a variety of materials that provide the interior with a long term, low humidity, sterile environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JAMES M. PECK, BEN PRUSI, DIONA SOMMARIO, KIM ROBERTSON, SAMIR SHRESTHA, TOM ARTHUR, TONY SUARDINI