Patents by Inventor Jay Tapper

Jay Tapper 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: 11406842
    Abstract: A garment includes a fabric base layer and at least one side-emitting optical fiber retained to or integrated with the fabric base layer. The fabric base layer can stretch in the grain and cross grain direction of the fabric base layer. The at least one side-emitting optical fiber is located in at least one light-emitting zone to be located over a targeted body area of the person wearing the garment, and is configured to receive light from a light source and in the at least one light-emitting zone is configured to project light having a therapeutic wavelength toward the targeted body area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BIOTHREAD LLC
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson, Lawrence A. Blaustein, Jaleh Factor
  • Patent number: 11338152
    Abstract: A radiant energy bandage assembly is disclosed. According to an exemplary embodiment, the radiant energy bandage assembly comprises an encased flexible PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) including a plurality of radiant lamps and a plurality of apertures aligned with the plurality of radiant lamps. A control pod docking interface operatively connected to the flexible PCBA provides an interface to operatively connect a user control pod to control a dosage of radiant energy to a user treatment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lulin Ding, Charles Peter Althoff, Kayla Marie Nickley, Jens Peter Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220142293
    Abstract: An article of footwear is configured to be worn so as to at least partially cover a wearer's foot. The footwear includes at least one optical fiber on an internal surface of the footwear. The at least one optical fiber is configured to project radiation having a therapeutic wavelength through the at least one optical fiber and toward at least one of the wearer's foot, ankle or leg when the footwear is being worn so as to at least partially cover the wearer's foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Daniel Bish, Lawrence A. Blaustein, Daniel Shuter, Kristien Del Ferraro
  • Publication number: 20220134127
    Abstract: A wearable for providing light therapy to a wearer includes a fabric panel, an optical fiber light source, a side-emitting optical fiber, and a light pipe. The side-emitting optical fiber is affixed to the fabric panel. The light pipe includes a proximal end, with respect to the optical fiber light source, optically coupled to the optical fiber light source and a distal end optically coupled to a light-receiving end of the side-emitting optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Bish, Lawrence A. Blaustein, Daniel Shuter, Jay Tapper
  • Patent number: 11154722
    Abstract: A wearable for providing light therapy to a wearer includes at least one fabric panel having an inner surface that when the wearable is worn is configured to face a wearer's skin and an outer surface opposite the inner surface and at least one side-emitting optical fiber affixed to at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface. The side-emitting optical fiber is optically connectable with an optical fiber light source and configured to project light having a therapeutic wavelength toward a wearer of the wearable. When affixed to the fabric panel, the side-emitting optical fiber can have a length in meters no less than the quotient of 0.46 and the average attenuation of the at least one side-emitting optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: BIOTHREAD LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Bish, Lawrence A. Blaustein, Jaleh Factor, Boris Kontorovich, Daniel Shuter, Jay Tapper
  • Patent number: 11130000
    Abstract: A wearable for providing light therapy to a wearer includes at least one fabric panel having an inner surface that when the wearable is worn is configured to face a wearer's skin and an outer surface opposite the inner surface and at least one side-emitting optical fiber affixed to at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface. The side-emitting optical fiber is optically connectable with an optical fiber light source and configured to project light having a therapeutic wavelength toward a wearer of the wearable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: BIOTHREAD LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Bish, Lawrence A. Blaustein, Jaleh Factor, Boris Kontorovich, Daniel Shuter, Jay Tapper
  • Patent number: 11103722
    Abstract: A wearable for providing light therapy to a wearer includes at least one fabric panel having an inner surface that when the wearable is worn is configured to face a wearer's skin and an outer surface opposite the inner surface and at least one side-emitting optical fiber affixed to at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface. The side-emitting optical fiber is optically connectable with an optical fiber light source and configured to project light having a therapeutic wavelength toward a wearer of the wearable. With the fabric panel laid flat, the side-emitting optical fiber includes at least one looped section that bends around more than 180 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BIOTHREAD LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Bish, Lawrence A. Blaustein, Jaleh Factor, Boris Kontorovich, Daniel Shuter, Jay Tapper, Jeff Michaelson
  • Patent number: 11077319
    Abstract: Phototherapy systems comprising a therapeutic lamp platform for radiant lamps such as LEDs disposed in a holdable spot applicator assembly, the holdable spot applicator assembly including a reflective surface facing towards a patient and a plurality of LEDs for communicating lamp radiation from the lamps to a user. The lamps and associated circuitry are housed within a holdable elongated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A. Blaustein, David Shuter, Charles Peter Althoff, Bradley Feild Craddock
  • Publication number: 20210100296
    Abstract: An illuminated garment includes a base layer having knitted looped threads that hold in position a plurality of optical fibers. The optical fibers are laid into the base layer during the same knitting cycle as the base layer and are configured to emit light through the respective sides of the optical fibers and along the length of each optical fiber in response to receiving light from a light source through at least one end of the respective optical fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Blaustein, Jay Tapper, Jaleh Factor, Boris Kontorovich, Jens Johnson, Daniel Shuter
  • Patent number: 10933253
    Abstract: A wearable for providing light therapy to a wearer includes at least one fabric panel having an inner surface that when the wearable is worn is configured to face a wearer's skin and an outer surface opposite the inner surface and at least one side-emitting optical fiber affixed to at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface. The side-emitting optical fiber is optically connectable with an optical fiber light source and configured to project light having a therapeutic wavelength toward a wearer of the wearable. The wearable can include at least one non-optical fiber light source affixed to the fabric panel so as to project light toward a wearer of the wearable. The non-optical fiber light source can have a respective side-emitting optical fiber of the at least one side-emitting optical fiber on opposite sides of the at respective non-optical fiber light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BIOTHREAD LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Bish, Lawrence A. Blaustein, Jaleh Factor, Boris Kontorovich, Daniel Shuter, Jay Tapper
  • Publication number: 20210022734
    Abstract: A suturing kit includes a suture and a suture holder for holding the suture. The suture has a first end and a second, opposite, end. The suture holder includes an elongated wall defining a suture receiving passage that is elongated along a longitudinal axis and terminates at a suture exit opening. The suture receiving passage has a width at least twice the diameter of the suture and receives the suture such that the suture is folded over forming a half loop section spaced from the suture exit opening. A first second of the suture extends from the half loop section toward the first end and a second section of the suture extends from the half loop section towards the second end. The first section and the second section of the suture within the suture receiving passage are aligned parallel to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: David Greg Anderson, Mark F. Kurd, Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210022432
    Abstract: An article of footwear is configured to be worn so as to at least partially cover a wearer's foot. The footwear includes at least one optical fiber on an internal surface of the footwear. The at least one optical fiber is configured to project radiation having a therapeutic wavelength through the at least one optical fiber and toward at least one of the wearer's foot, ankle or leg when the footwear is being worn so as to at least partially cover the wearer's foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson, Lawrence A. Blaustein, Jaleh Factor, Charles Peter Althoff, Lulin Ding, Boris Kontorovich, Kevin T. Foley
  • Publication number: 20200367881
    Abstract: A suturing device includes an elongate body, a needle holder, an actuator, a needle and a needle retainer. The needle holder extends away from a distal end portion or is provided as part of the distal end portion of the elongate body. The needle holder includes a distal end section having a distal-most tip, and defines a needle passage and a distal opening adjacent the distal-most tip. The actuator is operable between a first operating position and a second operating position. Movement of the actuator from the first operating position toward the second operating position moves the needle in an advance direction. The needle is in the needle passage. The needle retainer engages the needle holder and the needle when the actuator is in the first operating position and inhibits movement of the needle toward distal opening while the actuator is in the first operating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: David Greg Anderson, Mark F. Kurd, Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson
  • Patent number: 10835236
    Abstract: A suturing kit includes a suture and a suture holder for holding the suture. The suture has a first end and a second, opposite, end. The suture holder includes an elongated wall defining a suture receiving passage that is elongated along a longitudinal axis and terminates at a suture exit opening. The suture receiving passage has a width at least twice the diameter of the suture and receives the suture such that the suture is folded over forming a half loop section spaced from the suture exit opening. A first second of the suture extends from the half loop section toward the first end and a second section of the suture extends from the half loop section towards the second end. The first section and the second section of the suture within the suture receiving passage are aligned parallel to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Durastat LLC
    Inventors: David Greg Anderson, Mark F. Kurd, Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson
  • Patent number: 10806211
    Abstract: An article of footwear is configured to be worn so as to at least partially cover a wearer's foot. The footwear includes at least one optical fiber on an internal surface of the footwear. The at least one optical fiber is configured to project radiation having a therapeutic wavelength through the at least one optical fiber and toward at least one of the wearer's foot, ankle or leg when the footwear is being worn so as to at least partially cover the wearer's foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Biothread LLC
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson, Lawrence A. Blaustein, Jaleh Factor, Charles Peter Althoff, Lulin Ding, Boris Kontorovich, Kevin T. Foley
  • Patent number: 10779812
    Abstract: A suturing device includes an elongate body, a needle holder, an actuator, a needle and a needle retainer. The needle holder extends away from a distal end portion or is provided as part of the distal end portion of the elongate body. The needle holder includes a distal end section having a distal-most tip, and defines a needle passage and a distal opening adjacent the distal-most tip. The actuator is operable between a first operating position and a second operating position. Movement of the actuator from the first operating position toward the second operating position moves the needle in an advance direction. The needle is in the needle passage. The needle retainer engages the needle holder and the needle when the actuator is in the first operating position and inhibits movement of the needle toward distal opening while the actuator is in the first operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Durastat LLC
    Inventors: David Greg Anderson, Mark F. Kurd, Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson
  • Patent number: 10736623
    Abstract: A suturing device include a handle, an elongate body, an actuator, and a needle holder. The elongate body connects with the handle. The actuator interacts with the elongate body and is operable between a first operating position and a second operating position. The actuator includes a manually operated member including an operator contact surface. The needle holder extends away from a distal end portion or is provided as part of the distal end portion of the elongate body. The needle holder includes a distal end section having a distal-most tip and defining a needle passage and a distal opening adjacent the distal-most tip. The needle passage is configured to receive at least a portion of an associated needle when the actuator is in the first operating position. The needle holder and the elongate body are rotatable with respect to the handle about a rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: DURASTAT LLC
    Inventors: David Greg Anderson, Mark F. Kurd, Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson
  • Patent number: 10709443
    Abstract: A suturing device includes a needle, a suture, an elongate body, an actuator and a curved needle holder. The needle has first end, which is pointed, a second end, a curved distal section and a straighter proximal section, which is straight or has a radius of curvature greater than the curved distal section. The suture connects with the needle. The actuator includes a mechanism operable to move the needle with respect to the elongate body. The curved needle holder extends away from a distal end portion or is provided as part of the distal end portion of the elongate body. The curved needle holder includes an inner surface defining a curved needle passage for holding the needle and a distal opening through which the needle exits the curved needle holder. The needle frictionally engages the inner surface when the needle is in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Durastat LLC
    Inventors: David Greg Anderson, Mark F. Kurd, Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson
  • Patent number: 10687800
    Abstract: A suturing device includes an elongate body, an actuator, a needle holder and a stabilizer. The elongate body includes a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The actuator interacts with the elongate body and is operable between a first operating position and a second operating position. The needle holder extends away from the distal end portion or is provided as part of the distal end portion of the elongate body. The needle holder defines a needle passage and a distal opening. The stabilizer connects with the elongate body and is configured to engage an upper edge of an associated tubular retractor so as to limit movement of the elongate body with respect to the associated tubular retractor when the stabilizer is engaged with the tubular retractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DURASTAT LLC
    Inventors: David Greg Anderson, Mark F. Kurd, Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson
  • Patent number: 10639030
    Abstract: A suturing device includes an elongate body, a needle, an actuator, and a needle holder. The actuator interacts with the elongate body and is operable between a first operating position and a second operating position. The actuator is configured such that movement of the actuator from the first operating position toward the second operating position moves the needle in an advance direction. The needle holder extends away from a distal end portion or is provided as part of the distal end portion of the elongate body. The needle holder defines a needle passage and a distal opening. The needle is positioned in the needle passage when the actuator is in the first operating position. The needle holder is configured to move with respect to the elongate body to change the location of the distal opening with respect to the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Durastat LLC
    Inventors: David Greg Anderson, Mark F. Kurd, Jay Tapper, Jens Johnson