Patents by Inventor Jeremy K. Larsen

Jeremy K. Larsen 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: 9259692
    Abstract: A container system includes a bag having of one or more sheets of flexible polymeric material, the bag having an interior surface at least partially bounding a chamber, the chamber being adapted to hold a fluid. A flexible sparging sheet is secured to the interior surface of the bag so that a compartment is formed between the interior surface of the bag and the sparging sheet, at least a portion of the sparging sheet allowing gas to pass therethrough. A tubular port or tube is secured with the bag or the sparging sheet so that a passage bounded by the tubular port or tube communicates with the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Goodwin, Nephi D. Jones, Jeremy K. Larsen
  • Publication number: 20150330593
    Abstract: A taillight article (100) including a light guide (110) having an light emission front surface (112) and a rear surface (114) and a plurality of light extraction features (116) on or within the light guide (110), configured to direct light out through the emission surface (112), is described. A first light source (120) indicing a first signal function is configured to direct light in a first direction into a side surface (118) of the light guide. A second light source (130) indicating a second signal function is configured to direct light in a second direction into a second side surface (119) of the light guide, the second direction being different than the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeremy K. Larsen, David A. Ender, Jennifer J. Sahlin, Karl A. Vick, Michael E. Griffin, Scott M. Schnobrich, Bing Hao
  • Publication number: 20150316227
    Abstract: A taillight article (100) including at least two optically clear light guides (110, 130) stacked on each other to provide vehicle signal function is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer J. Sahlin, Scott M. Schnobrich, Jeremy K. Larsen, Michael E. Griffin, Bing Hao, Karl A. Vick, David A. Ender
  • Publication number: 20150259082
    Abstract: A fluid manifold system includes a manifold having at least portions of opposing flexible sheets welded together to form a fluid flow path therebetween, a fluid inlet communicating with the fluid flow path. A plurality of receiving containers are in fluid communication with the fluid flow path of the manifold, each receiving container bounding a compartment. The receiving containers can be formed integral with the manifold by welding together a second portion of the opposing flexible sheets or can comprise separate containers that are coupled to the manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Michael E. Goodwin, Jeremy K. Larsen, Patrick L. Draper, Brandon M. Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20150190764
    Abstract: A container system includes a bag having of one or more sheets of flexible polymeric material, the bag having an interior surface at least partially bounding a chamber, the chamber being adapted to hold a fluid. A flexible sparging sheet is secured to the interior surface of the bag so that a compartment is formed between the interior surface of the bag and the sparging sheet, at least a portion of the sparging sheet allowing gas to pass therethrough. A tubular port or tube is secured with the bag or the sparging sheet so that a passage bounded by the tubular port or tube communicates with the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Michael E. Goodwin, Nephi D. Jones, Jeremy K. Larsen
  • Patent number: 9073650
    Abstract: A fluid manifold system includes a manifold having at least portions of opposing flexible sheets welded together to form a fluid flow path therebetween, a fluid inlet communicating with the fluid flow path. A plurality of receiving containers are in fluid communication with the fluid flow path of the manifold, each receiving container bounding a compartment. The receiving containers can be formed integral with the manifold by welding together a second portion of the opposing flexible sheets or can comprise separate containers that are coupled to the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Goodwin, Jeremy K. Larsen, Patrick L. Draper, Brandon M. Knudsen
  • Patent number: 9005971
    Abstract: A container system includes a bag having of one or more sheets of flexible polymeric material, the bag having an interior surface at least partially bounding a chamber that is adapted to hold a fluid. A sparger is secured to the interior surface of the bag so that a compartment is formed between the interior surface of the bag and the sparger. At least a portion of the sparger includes a sparging sheet formed from a flexible sheet of a gas permeable material. A tubular port or tube is coupled with the bag so that a passage bounded by the tubular port or tube communicates with the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Goodwin, Nephi D. Jones, Jeremy K. Larsen
  • Patent number: 8968629
    Abstract: An apparatus for casting a patterned surface on both sides of an opaque web. The apparatus includes a first patterned roll, a second pattered roll, and a means for rotating the first and second patterned rolls such that their patterns are transferred to opposite sides of the opaque web while it is in continuous motion. During this process, their patterns are maintained in continuous registration to within at least 100 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John S. Huizinga, John T. Strand, James N. Dobbs, Thomas B. Hunter, William V. Dower, Daniel H. Carlson, Serge Wetzels, Gregory F. King, Olester Benson, Jr., Jeremy K. Larsen, Michael Benton Free, David W. Kuhns
  • Patent number: 8858807
    Abstract: A process for making a microneedle array master comprises: (a) providing a photoreactive composition, the photoreactive composition comprising: (1) at least one reactive species that is capable of undergoing an acid- or radical-initiated chemical reaction, and (2) at least one multiphoton photoinitiator system; and (b) imagewise exposing at least a portion of the composition to light sufficient to cause simultaneous absorption of at least two photons, thereby inducing at least one acid- or radical-initiated chemical reaction where the composition is exposed to the light, the imagewise exposing being carried out in a pattern that is effective to define at least the surface of a plurality of microneedles. The microneedles may be solid and the outer surface of the microneedles may be characterized by at least one concave area. The master may be used to fabricate a tool for replication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert J. DeVoe, Dennis E. Ferguson, Franklyn L. Frederickson, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Craig R. Sykora, Jeremy K. Larsen
  • Patent number: 8740599
    Abstract: An apparatus for casting a patterned surface on both sides of an opaque web. The apparatus includes a first patterned roll, a second pattered roll, and a means for rotating the first and second patterned rolls such that their patterns are transferred to opposite sides of the opaque web while it is in continuous motion. During this process, their patterns are maintained in continuous registration to within at least 100 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John S. Huizinga, Vincent W. S. King, John T. Strand, James N. Dobbs, William V. Dower, Daniel H. Carlson, Serge Wetzels, Gregory F. King, Olester Benson, Jr., Brian W. Lueck, Haiyan Zhang, Jeremy K. Larsen, M. Benton Free, David W. Kuhns, Samual W. Hunter, Thelma E. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20140137519
    Abstract: A fluid manifold system includes a manifold having at least portions of opposing flexible sheets welded together to form a fluid flow path therebetween, a fluid inlet communicating with the fluid flow path. A plurality of receiving containers are in fluid communication with the fluid flow path of the manifold, each receiving container bounding a compartment. The receiving containers can be formed integral with the manifold by welding together a second portion of the opposing flexible sheets or can comprise separate containers that are coupled to the manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: HYCLONE LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. Goodwin, Jeremy K. Larsen, Patrick L. Draper, Brandon M. Knudsen
  • Patent number: 8702129
    Abstract: A system for forming a fluid connection includes a first connector and a second connector. Both connectors include a tubular body having a membrane mounted on a distal end thereof. A support member facilitates the coupling of the connectors together so that the membranes are abutted together. Radiant energy is applied to the abutted membranes so as to first sterilize the membranes and then melt the membranes so that a passage is formed therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: HyClone Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold C. Bilstad, Bradley H. Buchanan, T. Michael Dennehey, Michael E. Goodwin, Jeremy K. Larsen, Whitt F. Woods, David V. Bacehowski
  • Publication number: 20140106453
    Abstract: A method of mixing a fluid includes positioning a flexible bag into the chamber of a support housing, the support housing having a plurality of baffles positioned so that the bag folds around the baffles. A fluid is delivered into a compartment of the flexible bag. A mixing element, such as an impeller, is moved within the compartment of the flexible bag so as to mix the fluid therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicants: HYCLONE LABORATORIES, INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A., BAXTER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt T. Kunas, Robert V. Oakley, Fauad F. Hasan, Michael E. Goodwin, Jeremy K. Larsen, Nephi D. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140087457
    Abstract: A container system includes a bag having of one or more sheets of flexible polymeric material, the bag having an interior surface at least partially bounding a chamber that is adapted to hold a fluid. A sparger is secured to the interior surface of the bag so that a compartment is formed between the interior surface of the bag and the sparger. At least a portion of the sparger includes a sparging sheet formed from a flexible sheet of a gas permeable material. A tubular port or tube is coupled with the bag so that a passage bounded by the tubular port or tube communicates with the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: HYCLONE LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. Goodwin, Nephi D. Jones, Jeremy K. Larsen
  • Patent number: 8623640
    Abstract: A reactor system includes a flexible bag having an interior surface bounding a compartment. An elongated tubular connector is disposed within the compartment of the flexible bag, the tubular connector having a first end and an opposing second end, the first end of the tubular connector being coupled with the flexible bag. An impeller is disposed within the compartment of the flexible bag and is secured to the tubular connector. A drive shaft is removably received within the tubular connector such that rotation of the drive shaft facilitates rotation of the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Hyclone Laboratories, Inc., Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Kurt T. Kunas, Robert V. Oakley, Fauad F. Hasan, Michael E. Goodwin, Jeremy K. Larsen, Nephi D. Jones
  • Patent number: 8603805
    Abstract: A sparger includes a body bounding a compartment. A tubular port or tube is coupled with the body. The tubular port or tub bounds a passage that communicates with the compartment of the body. At least a portion of the body includes of a first sparging sheet. The first sparging sheet includes a flexible sheet of a gas permeable material such that a gas passing into the compartment of the body through the passage can exit the compartment by permeating through the first sparging sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: HyClone Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Goodwin, Nephi D. Jones, Jeremy K. Larsen
  • Publication number: 20130081995
    Abstract: A filter assembly for separating microcarriers from a fluid medium includes a collapsible container bounding a sterile compartment adapted to hold a fluid. An inlet port is attached to the container through which fluid flows into the compartment. An outlet port is attached to the container through which fluid flows out of the compartment. A filter is disposed within the compartment, the filter dividing the compartment into an inlet chamber that is fluidly coupled with the inlet port and an outlet chamber that is fluidly coupled with the outlet port, the filter allowing a medium to pass therethrough but preventing microcarriers disposed in the medium from passing therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: HYCLONE LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy K. Larsen, Jon Q. Coleman, David S. Rowley
  • Patent number: 8272410
    Abstract: A method for filling a dispensing bag includes inserting a collapsed bag within a chamber of a bin and securing a lower end of the collapsed bag to the bin. After securing the lower end of the collapsed bag to the bin, a hoist coupled to an upper end of the collapsed bag is manipulated so that the hoist raises the upper end of the collapsed bag within the chamber while the lower end of the collapsed bag remains secured to the bin so as to expand the collapsed bag within the chamber of the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: HyClone Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory P. Elgan, Brett L. Allred, Gary Graetz, Jeremy K. Larsen, Jim A. Austin
  • Publication number: 20120218855
    Abstract: A reactor system includes a flexible bag having an interior surface bounding a compartment. An elongated tubular connector is disposed within the compartment of the flexible bag, the tubular connector having a first end and an opposing second end, the first end of the tubular connector being coupled with the flexible bag. An impeller is disposed within the compartment of the flexible bag and is secured to the tubular connector. A drive shaft is removably received within the tubular connector such that rotation of the drive shaft facilitates rotation of the impeller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicants: HYCLONE LABORATORIES, INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A., BAXTER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt T. Kunas, Robert V. Oakley, Fauad F. Hasan, Michael E. Goodwin, Jeremy K. Larsen, Nephi D. Jones
  • Patent number: 8187867
    Abstract: A probe assembly includes a tubular sleeve having a passage extending between a first end and an opposing second end. The tubular sleeve is movable between an extended position wherein the first end and the opposing second end are spaced apart and a collapsed position wherein the first end and the opposing second end are moved closer together. A connector is secured to the second end of the tubular sleeve, the connector having an opening extending therethrough that communicates with the passage of the tubular sleeve, a sealing layer removably covering the opening of the connector. An elongated probe has a first end and an opposing second end, the second end of the probe being positioned within the passage of the tubular sleeve, the second end of the probe being configured to pass through the opening of the connector when the sealing layer is removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignees: HyClone Laboratories, Inc., Baxter International, Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Kurt T. Kunas, Robert V. Oakley, Fauad F. Hasan, Michael E. Goodwin, Jeremy K. Larsen, Nephi D. Jones