Patents by Inventor Jerry Thomas Pugh

Jerry Thomas Pugh 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: 6389744
    Abstract: A support for articles having an elongated portion has a single shaft and a head made of wire. The head is attached to one end of the shaft. The head consists of a single wire formed into loops. The loops are formed at an angle with the shaft. The form of the support can resemble a flower, with the shaft representing the flower stem, the head representing the flower head and the loops representing the shape and arrangement of the flower petals. The support can be made from a single piece of wire. The invention can be used to support plant stems, arrange cut flowers in a bouquet or store writing implements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: Jerry Thomas Pugh
  • Patent number: 6099802
    Abstract: A hollow, frustum-shaped disposable device is used in an apparatus for measuring the concentration of an analyte in a sample of a biological fluid. The smaller end of the frustum has a porous membrane, to which a sample of the fluid may be applied. Preferably, a reagent in the membrane reacts with the analyte to cause a color change. The device is mounted on a meter, which measures the color change and computes from the change the analyte concentration in the sample. The apparatus permits remote dosing of the device, which minimizes the likelihood of cross-contamination between the user and the meter. Devices can be mounted on the meter and released from the meter without touching them, to further protect against contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Lifescan, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry Thomas Pugh
  • Patent number: 5846486
    Abstract: A hollow, frustum-shaped disposable device is used in an apparatus for measuring the concentration of an analyte in a sample of a biological fluid. The smaller end of the frustum has a porous membrane, to which a sample of the fluid may be applied. Preferably, a reagent in the membrane reacts with the analyte to cause a color change. The device is mounted on a meter, which measures the color change and computes from the change the analyte concentration in the sample. The apparatus permits remote dosing of the device, which minimizes the likelihood of cross-contamination between the user and the meter. Devices can be mounted on the meter and released from the meter without touching them, to further protect against contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Lifescan, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry Thomas Pugh
  • Patent number: 5753429
    Abstract: A method for measuring the concentration of an analyte in a sample of a biological fluid involves a hollow, frustum-shaped disposable device. The smaller end of the frustum has a porous membrane, to which the sample is applied. Preferably, a reagent in the membrane reacts with the analyte to cause a color change. The device is mounted on a meter, which measures the color change and computes from the change the analyte concentration in the sample. Preferably, the devices are released from the meter without touching them, to protect against contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Lifescan, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry Thomas Pugh
  • Patent number: 5736103
    Abstract: A meter is used in conjunction with a hollow, frustum-shaped disposable device to measure the concentration of an analyte in a sample of a biological fluid. The smaller end of the frustum has a porous membrane, to which a sample of the fluid may be applied. Preferably, a reagent in the membrane reacts with the analyte to cause a color change. The meter has a frustum-shaped distal section that mates with the device. The meter measures the color change and computes from the change the analyte concentration in the sample. The meter and disposable device permit remote dosing of the device, which minimizes the likelihood of cross-contamination between the user and the meter. Devices can be mounted on the meter and released from the meter without touching them, to further protect against contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Lifescan, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry Thomas Pugh