Patents by Inventor Jeffry B. Skiba

Jeffry B. Skiba 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: 20210321696
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and device for inactivating or killing airborne bacteria, fungi, molds and viruses by passing the air through a filter material formed of a fabric having particles of zinc disposed in discrete physically isolated locations, wherein the particles of zinc and oxygen from the air form half cells of a battery whereby to create an electrical field that inactivates or kills airborne bacteria, fungi, molds and viruses passing through the filter material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffry B. SKIBA, Scott N. SHEFTEL
  • Patent number: 11124901
    Abstract: A fiber material formed of a thermoplastic or thermosetting material containing particles of metal disbursed there through. More particularly, there is disclosed a fiber material formed of a thermoplastic or thermosetting material containing particles of metal dispersed intermittently within the fiber material during fiber formation, wherein the particles of metal are exposed at least in part on a surface of the fiber material, wherein the fiber material also includes carbon fiber nanotubes added to the fiber material, and wherein the fiber material is woven into a fabric and the fabric is formed into an article of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FIRST STEP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Scott N. Sheftel, Jeffry B. Skiba, Stanley N. Sheftel
  • Publication number: 20210071355
    Abstract: A cloth article formed of a thermoplastic or thermosetting material containing particles of metal disbursed there through. More particularly, there is disclosed a fiber material formed of a thermoplastic or thermosetting material containing particles of metal dispersed intermittently within the fiber material during fiber formation, wherein the particles of metal are exposed at least in part on a surface of the fiber material, wherein the fiber material also includes carbon fiber nanotubes added to the fiber material, and wherein the fiber material is woven into a fabric and the fabric is formed into a cloth article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Scott N. SHEFTEL, Jeffry B. SKIBA, Stanley N. SHEFTEL
  • Publication number: 20190161910
    Abstract: A fiber material formed of a thermal plastic or thermal setting material containing particles of metal disbursed there through. More particularly, there is disclosed a fiber material formed of a thermal plastic or thermal setting material containing particles of metal dispersed intermittently within the fiber material during fiber formation, wherein the particles of metal are exposed at least in part on a surface of the fiber material, wherein the fiber material also includes carbon fiber nanotubes added to the fiber material, and wherein the fiber material is woven into a fabric and the fabric is formed into an article of clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Scott N. Sheftel, Jeffry B. Skiba, Stanley N. Sheftel
  • Patent number: 10279176
    Abstract: A self-contained “battery-free” iontophoresis apparatus and method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FIRST STEP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Scott N. Sheftel, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Patent number: 10273440
    Abstract: Systems and methods for growing microbes and biofilms on a hydrogel in a controlled environment. The system can have a cup, and a liner with the liner inserted into the cup and a hydrogel inserted into the liner. The cup, liner, and hydrogel assembly can be placed into a containment tray. The hydrogel can be sterilized before being placed into the containment tray. A lid can seal the cup, liner, and hydrogel into the containment tray. A lid can have inoculations ports, or can be made out of a self-sealable material keeping the inside environment sterilized and free of contaminants. The hydrogel can be inoculated with microbes through the inoculations ports, and incubated for a period of time at a set temperature to allow the microbes, and biofilms time to grow. After being grown the microbes and biofilms can be separated from each other allowing for both microbes and biofilm to be separately tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Mina Izadjoo, Hosan Kim
  • Patent number: 9627919
    Abstract: An electroacoustic portable device charger and direct power adaptor. Ultrasonic transducers transmit acoustic energy which is converted into electrical power for the purposes of charging portable device batteries. Specifically, a wireless personal data device (such as a mobile phone) charging pad is disclosed. Feedback control loop and phased piezo array steer acoustic wavefronts into receiver transducers without the threat of electromagnetic interference. Parameters are monitored to maximize power efficiency and transmission. Device cradles and covers can be retrofitted to accommodate piezo electronics or integrated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: UltraPower LLC
    Inventors: Leon Joseph Radziemski, Inder Raj S. Makin, Jeffry B. Skiba, Harry Jabs
  • Patent number: 9549829
    Abstract: Single, continuous PTFE layers having lateral zones of varied characteristics are described. Some of the lateral zone embodiments may include PTFE material having little or no nodal and fibril microstructure. Methods of manufacturing PTFE layers allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers, in addition to other characteristics. The characteristics may vary from one lateral zone of a PTFE layer to a second lateral zone of a PTFE layer. In some embodiments, the PTFE layers may act as a barrier layer in an endovascular graft or other medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: TriVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Humphrey, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Publication number: 20160122697
    Abstract: Systems and methods for growing microbes and biofilms on a hydrogel in a controlled environment. The system can have a cup, and a liner with the liner inserted into the cup and a hydrogel inserted into the liner. The cup, liner, and hydrogel assembly can be placed into a containment tray. The hydrogel can be sterilized before being placed into the containment tray. A lid can seal the cup, liner, and hydrogel into the containment tray. A lid can have inoculations ports, or can be made out of a self-sealable material keeping the inside environment sterilized and free of contaminants. The hydrogel can be inoculated with microbes through the inoculations ports, and incubated for a period of time at a set temperature to allow the microbes, and biofilms time to grow. After being grown the microbes and biofilms can be separated from each other allowing for both microbes and biofilm to be separately tested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Mina Izadjoo, Hosan Kim
  • Publication number: 20150280484
    Abstract: An electroacoustic portable device charger and direct power adaptor. Ultrasonic transducers transmit acoustic energy which is converted into electrical power for the purposes of charging portable device batteries. Specifically, a wireless personal data device (such as a mobile phone) charging pad is disclosed. Feedback control loop and phased piezo array steer acoustic wavefronts into receiver transducers without the threat of electromagnetic interference. Parameters are monitored to maximize power efficiency and transmission. Device cradles and covers can be retrofitted to accommodate piezo electronics or integrated therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Leon Joseph Radziemski, Inder Raj S. Makin, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Publication number: 20140356588
    Abstract: Single, continuous PTFE layers having lateral zones of varied characteristics are described. Some of the lateral zone embodiments may include PTFE material having little or no nodal and fibril microstructure. Methods of manufacturing PTFE layers allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers, in addition to other characteristics. The characteristics may vary from one lateral zone of a PTFE layer to a second lateral zone of a PTFE layer. In some embodiments, the PTFE layers may act as a barrier layer in an endovascular graft or other medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph W. Humphrey, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Patent number: 8840824
    Abstract: Single, continuous PTFE layers having lateral zones of varied characteristics are described. Some of the lateral zone embodiments may include PTFE material having little or no nodal and fibril microstructure. Methods of manufacturing PTFE layers allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers, in addition to other characteristics. The characteristics may vary from one lateral zone of a PTFE layer to a second lateral zone of a PTFE layer. In some embodiments, the PTFE layers may act as a barrier layer in an endovascular graft or other medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Trivascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Humphrey, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Patent number: 8224439
    Abstract: An apparatus includes multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs joined with a substrate. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Vamaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Lawrence A. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20110125255
    Abstract: Single, continuous PTFE layers having lateral zones of varied characteristics are described. Some of the lateral zone embodiments may include PTFE material having little or no nodal and fibril microstructure. Methods of manufacturing PTFE layers allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers, in addition to other characteristics. The characteristics may vary from one lateral zone of a PTFE layer to a second lateral zone of a PTFE layer. In some embodiments, the PTFE layers may act as a barrier layer in an endovascular graft or other medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: TRIVASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Humphrey, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Patent number: 7904147
    Abstract: A clothing material or clothing article includes multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs joined with a substrate. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Schneider, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Publication number: 20100312293
    Abstract: An apparatus includes multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs joined with a substrate. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: VOMARIS INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Lawrence A. Schneider
  • Patent number: 7813806
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an article includes a primary surface, and a pattern of spaced dissimilar materials, on the primary surface. The pattern is to spontaneously produce electrical surface currents when brought into contact with an electrically conducting solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Patent number: 7672719
    Abstract: An apparatus includes multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs joined with a substrate. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Lawrence A. Schneider
  • Patent number: 7662176
    Abstract: A footwear apparatus includes multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs joined with a substrate. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Lawrence A. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20090062723
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an article includes a primary surface, and a pattern of spaced dissimilar materials, on the primary surface. The pattern is to spontaneously produce electrical surface currents when brought into contact with an electrically conducting solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Silverleaf Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffry B. Skiba