Patents by Inventor Jared Nelson

Jared Nelson 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: 11534994
    Abstract: The invention is related to a cost-effective method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a crosslinked hydrophilic coating thereon. A method of the invention involves heating a silicone hydrogel contact lens in an aqueous solution in the presence of a water-soluble, highly branched, thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material having positively-charged azetidinium groups, to and at a temperature from about 40° C. to about 140° C. for a period of time sufficient to covalently attach the thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material onto the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens through covalent linkages each formed between one azetidinium group and one of the reactive functional groups on and/or near the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens, thereby forming a crosslinked hydrophilic coating on the silicone hydrogel contact lens. Such method can be advantageously implemented directly in a sealed lens package during autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, Newton T. Samuel, John Dallas Pruitt, Chandana Kolluru, Arturo Norberto Medina, Lynn Cook Winterton, Daqing Wu, Xinming Qian, Jared Nelson
  • Publication number: 20220281190
    Abstract: The invention is related to a hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens having a layered structural configuration: a lower water content silicone hydrogel core (or bulk material) completely covered with a layer of a higher water content hydrogel totally or substantially free of silicone. A hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens of the invention possesses high oxygen permeability for maintaining the corneal health and a soft, water-rich, lubricious surface for wearing comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, John Dallas Pruitt, Sibichen J. Thekveli, Robert Carey Tucker, Jared Nelson
  • Publication number: 20220210644
    Abstract: A device may include a memory and a processor. The device may receive, from a ground control station (GCS) associated with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), credentials associated with a user. The device may determine whether the GCS has been registered and determine, in response to determining that the GCS has been registered, whether the UAV has been registered. The device may present, in response to determining that the UAV has been registered, a list of UAVs the user is authorized to operate and receive selection of a particular UAV from the list of UAVs. The device may facilitate operational activities of the particular UAV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Dana Maher, Daniel William McMillan, David Brian Rinaldi, JR., Jared Nelson Muirhead, Tera Lynn Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11364695
    Abstract: The invention is related to a hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens having a layered structural configuration: a lower water content silicone hydrogel core (or bulk material) completely covered with a layer of a higher water content hydrogel totally or substantially free of silicone. A hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens of the invention possesses high oxygen permeability for maintaining the corneal health and a soft, water-rich, lubricious surface for wearing comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, John Dallas Pruitt, Sibichen J. Thekveli, Robert Carey Tucker, Jared Nelson
  • Publication number: 20210390864
    Abstract: A method may include receiving an identifier (ID) from a first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) prior to a flight, storing the ID and receiving telemetry information from the first UAV during the flight. The method may also include storing the telemetry information, receiving a request from a user device for information associated with a first location and authenticating the user device. The method may further include determining whether at least one UAV is flying in an area associated with the first location and transmitting telemetry information associated with the at least one UAV, in response to determining that at least one UAV is flying in the area associated with the first location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jared Nelson Muirhead, Matthew Fanelli, Dana Maher, Eric T. Ringer, Michael David Bergeron
  • Publication number: 20210333100
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) may include a communication interface and a pressure sensor configured to measure barometric pressure. The UAV may also include a processor configured to generate a request for elevation data and barometric pressure data and transmit, via the communication interface, the request to the at least one other device. The processor may also be configured to receive, from each of the at least one other device, elevation data and barometric pressure data, and estimate the elevation of the UAV based on the measured barometric pressure, the received elevation data and the received barometric pressure data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Shane Pierce Williams, Eric T. Ringer, Jared Nelson Muirhead, Dana Maher, Matthew Fanelli, Michael David Bergeron
  • Patent number: 11094203
    Abstract: A method may include receiving an identifier (ID) from a first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) prior to a flight, storing the ID and receiving telemetry information from the first UAV during the flight. The method may also include storing the telemetry information, receiving a request from a user device for information associated with a first location and authenticating the user device. The method may further include determining whether at least one UAV is flying in an area associated with the first location and transmitting telemetry information associated with the at least one UAV, in response to determining that at least one UAV is flying in the area associated with the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Nelson Muirhead, Matthew Fanelli, Dana Maher, Eric T. Ringer, Michael David Bergeron
  • Publication number: 20210207075
    Abstract: The invention provides a lysis coil apparatus that can be integrated into systems and processes for production of DNA plasmid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Jared Nelson, Stephen Rodriguez, Jeffrey E. Darnell
  • Publication number: 20210130648
    Abstract: The invention is related to a cost-effective method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a crosslinked hydrophilic coating thereon. A method of the invention involves heating a silicone hydrogel contact lens in an aqueous solution in the presence of a water-soluble, highly branched, thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material having positively-charged azetidinium groups, to and at a temperature from about 40° C. to about 140° C. for a period of time sufficient to covalently attach the thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material onto the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens through covalent linkages each formed between one azetidinium group and one of the reactive functional groups on and/or near the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens, thereby forming a crosslinked hydrophilic coating on the silicone hydrogel contact lens. Such method can be advantageously implemented directly in a sealed lens package during autoclave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, Newton T. Samuel, John Dallas Pruitt, Chandana Kolluru, Arturo Norberto Medina, Lynn Cook Winterton, Daqing Wu, Xinming Qian, Jared Nelson
  • Publication number: 20210129467
    Abstract: The invention relates to a soft hydrogel contact lens, especially a silicone hydrogel contact lens, which has a capability of delivering a hydrophobic comfort agent into the eye of a wearer. The hydrophobic comfort agent includes without limitation a monoglyceride, a diglyceride, a triglyceride, a glycolipid, a glyceroglycolipid, a sphingolipid, a sphingo-glycolipid, a phospholipid, a fatty acid, a fatty alcohol, a hydrocarbon having a C12-C28 chain in length, a mineral oil, a silicone oil, or a mixture thereof. It can be released from the soft hydrogel contact lens into the eye of a wearer when being worn so as to strengthen and stabilize the tear film lipid layer and alleviate the dryness of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: John Dallas Pruitt, Lynn Cook Winterton, Jared Nelson
  • Patent number: 10920102
    Abstract: The invention is related to a cost-effective method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a crosslinked hydrophilic coating thereon. A method of the invention involves heating a silicone hydrogel contact lens in an aqueous solution in the presence of a water-soluble, highly branched, thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material having positively-charged azetidinium groups, to and at a temperature from about 40° C. to about 140° C. for a period of time sufficient to covalently attach the thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material onto the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens through covalent linkages each formed between one azetidinium group and one of the reactive functional groups on and/or near the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens, thereby forming a crosslinked hydrophilic coating on the silicone hydrogel contact lens. Such method can be advantageously implemented directly in a sealed lens package during autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, Newton T. Samuel, John Dallas Pruitt, Chandana Kolluru, Arturo Norberto Medina, Lynn Cook Winterton, Daqing Wu, Xinming Qian, Jared Nelson
  • Patent number: 10913224
    Abstract: The invention relates to a soft hydrogel contact lens, especially a silicone hydrogel contact lens, which has a capability of delivering a hydrophobic comfort agent into the eye of a wearer. The hydrophobic comfort agent includes without limitation a monoglyceride, a diglyceride, a triglyceride, a glycolipid, a glyceroglycolipid, a sphingolipid, a sphingo-glycolipid, a phospholipid, a fatty acid, a fatty alcohol, a hydrocarbon having a C12-C28 chain in length, a mineral oil, a silicone oil, or a mixture thereof. It can be released from the soft hydrogel contact lens into the eye of a wearer when being worn so as to strengthen and stabilize the tear film lipid layer and alleviate the dryness of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: John Dallas Pruitt, Lynn Cook Winterton, Jared Nelson
  • Patent number: 10823983
    Abstract: Described herein are water-soluble UV-absorbing vinylic monomers and their uses in preparing UV-absorbing contact lenses capable of blocking ultra-violet (“UV”) radiation and optionally (but preferably) violet radiation with wavelengths from 380 nm to 440 nm, thereby protecting eyes to some extent from damages caused by UV radiation and potentially from violet radiation. This invention also provides a UV-absorbing contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Chang, Ryan DeSousa, Troy Vernon Holland, John Dallas Pruitt, Jared Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200339836
    Abstract: The invention is related to a hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens having a layered structural configuration: a lower water content silicone hydrogel core (or bulk material) completely covered with a layer of a higher water content hydrogel totally or substantially free of silicone. A hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens of the invention possesses high oxygen permeability for maintaining the corneal health and a soft, water-rich, lubricious surface for wearing comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, John Dallas Pruitt, Sibichen J. Thekveli, Robert Carey Tucker, Jared Nelson
  • Patent number: 10781340
    Abstract: The invention is related to a hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens having a layered structural configuration: a lower water content silicone hydrogel core (or bulk material) completely covered with a layer of a higher water content hydrogel totally or substantially free of silicone. A hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens of the invention possesses high oxygen permeability for maintaining the corneal health and a soft, water-rich, lubricious surface for wearing comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, John Dallas Pruitt, Sibichen J. Thekveli, Robert Carey Tucker, Jared Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200157378
    Abstract: The invention is related to a cost-effective method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a crosslinked hydrophilic coating thereon. A method of the invention involves heating a silicone hydrogel contact lens in an aqueous solution in the presence of a water-soluble, highly branched, thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material having positively-charged azetidinium groups, to and at a temperature from about 40° C. to about 140° C. for a period of time sufficient to covalently attach the thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material onto the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens through covalent linkages each formed between one azetidinium group and one of the reactive functional groups on and/or near the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens, thereby forming a crosslinked hydrophilic coating on the silicone hydrogel contact lens. Such method can be advantageously implemented directly in a sealed lens package during autoclave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, Newton T. Samuel, John Dallas Pruitt, Chandana Kolluru, Arturo Norberto Medina, Lynn Cook Winterton, Daqing Wu, Xinming Qian, Jared Nelson
  • Patent number: 10618233
    Abstract: The invention is generally related to soft contact lenses which comprise a non-silicone hydrogel lens body and a hydrogel coating thereon. The non-silicone hydrogel lens body is composed of a hydrogel material which is free of silicone and comprises at least 50% by mole of repeating units of at least one hydroxyl-containing vinylic monomer. The hydrogel coating comprises a first polymeric material having first reactive functional groups and a hydrogel layer derived from a second polymeric material having second reactive functional groups, and the hydrogel layer is covalently attached onto the anchor layer through linkages each formed between one first reactive functional group and one second reactive functional group. The soft contact lens has a surface lubricity better than the lubricity of the non-silicone hydrogel lens body and has a friction rating of about 2 or lower after 7 cycles of manual rubbing, a water content of from about 10% to about 85% by weight and an elastic modulus of from about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, John Dallas Pruitt, Jared Nelson
  • Patent number: 10563090
    Abstract: The invention is related to a cost-effective method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a crosslinked hydrophilic coating thereon. A method of the invention involves heating a silicone hydrogel contact lens in an aqueous solution in the presence of a water-soluble, highly branched, thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material having positively-charged azetidinium groups, to and at a temperature from about 40° C. to about 140° C. for a period of time sufficient to covalently attach the thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material onto the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens through covalent linkages each formed between one azetidinium group and one of the reactive functional groups on and/or near the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens, thereby forming a crosslinked hydrophilic coating on the silicone hydrogel contact lens. Such method can be advantageously implemented directly in a sealed lens package during autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, Newton T. Samuel, John Dallas Pruitt, Chandana Kolluru, Arturo Norberto Medina, Lynn Cook Winterton, Daqing Wu, Xinming Qian, Jared Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200017713
    Abstract: The invention is related to a hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens having a layered structural configuration: a lower water content silicone hydrogel core (or bulk material) completely covered with a layer of a higher water content hydrogel totally or substantially free of silicone. A hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens of the invention possesses high oxygen permeability for maintaining the corneal health and a soft, water-rich, lubricious surface for wearing comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, John Dallas Pruitt, Sibichen J. Thekveli, Robert Carey Tucker, Jared Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200001555
    Abstract: The invention is generally related to soft contact lenses which comprise a non-silicone hydrogel lens body and a hydrogel coating thereon. The non-silicone hydrogel lens body is composed of a hydrogel material which is free of silicone and comprises at least 50% by mole of repeating units of at least one hydroxyl-containing vinylic monomer. The hydrogel coating comprises a first polymeric material having first reactive functional groups and a hydrogel layer derived from a second polymeric material having second reactive functional groups, and the hydrogel layer is covalently attached onto the anchor layer through linkages each formed between one first reactive functional group and one second reactive functional group. The soft contact lens has a surface lubricity better than the lubricity of the non-silicone hydrogel lens body and has a friction rating of about 2 or lower after 7 cycles of manual rubbing, a water content of from about 10% to about 85% by weight and an elastic modulus of from about 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, John Dallas Pruitt, Jared Nelson