Patents by Inventor John Blum

John Blum 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: 11166838
    Abstract: A stoma adapter is described that is especially suited to a recessed stoma or a flush stoma. The stoma adapter effectively extends the discharge passage from the stoma, protects peristomal skin, and forms a bridge at the interface between the stoma and an ostomy appliance. The stoma adapter contains a substantially unobstructed discharge passage, at least for effluent flowing in a discharge direction. The stoma adapter includes a seal for sealing against the bowel wall. The stoma adapter has collapsing, expanding, flexible and reinforced designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: John Cline, Bret Weig, Christopher Gregory, John Blum
  • Publication number: 20210332036
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds, pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds, and methods of using such compounds to treat diseases or disorders associated with HDAC1 and/or HDAC2 activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: John H. VAN DUZER, Ralph MAZITSCHEK, Charles BLUM, Matthew B. JARPE
  • Patent number: 11133093
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for creating source-specific, persistent patient identifiers for healthcare service providers. One method includes accessing a record of healthcare data, wherein the record includes patient identifying information (PII) associated with one or more persons to whom the healthcare data pertains. The portions of PII included in the accessed record of healthcare data are extracted from the accessed record and encrypted. Based on one or more business rules, one or more hashed tokens are created by applying one or more hashing functions to the extracted portions of PII. A source-specific identifier is received, the source-specific identifier having been encoded in a manner specific to an organization associated with the computer system and having been encoded with reference to the one or more hashed tokens. An association is stored between the source-specific identifier and the accessed record of healthcare data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: IQVIA Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Blum, Geoff Wall, John Giannouris
  • Publication number: 20210285649
    Abstract: A temperature probe for a cooktop appliance includes a probe body and a temperature sensor extending from the probe body. The temperature probe also includes a first arm and a second arm configured to mount on a cooking utensil. The temperature probe further comprises a controller configured to communicate with a controller of the cooktop appliance and to transmit a signal to the controller of the cooktop appliance corresponding to a size of the cooking utensil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: David William Billman, John Pottenger, Michael Blum
  • Publication number: 20210284334
    Abstract: Methods of use of flow sensors on aerial vehicles and devices thereof are disclosed. The methods include a method for flow correction for a flow induced lifting device, a method for a first flight vehicle to autonomously follow a second flight vehicle, a method for providing an informed launch for a flight vehicle, and a method for thermal soaring. Flight vehicles configured to perform the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Evangelos LIVIERATOS, John BLUM, Arthur GAVRIN
  • Patent number: 11076978
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Publication number: 20210116566
    Abstract: Detection of hydrocarbon bubbles in water using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) to survey shallow water environments for the detection of surface hydrocarbon bubbles therein using LIDAR for the purposes of hydrocarbon exploration and/or brownfield remediation. Embodiments include a method of deploying an airborne LIDAR system configured to detect surface hydrocarbon bubbles in a shallow water environment, the LIDAR system accounting for a bubble volume scattering coefficient; and surveying, using the LIDAR system, the shallow water environment to detect surface hydrocarbon bubbles therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: John Blum
  • Publication number: 20190133813
    Abstract: A stoma adapter is described that is especially suited to a recessed stoma or a flush stoma. The stoma adapter effectively extends the discharge passage from the stoma, protects peristomal skin, and forms a bridge at the interface between the stoma and an ostomy appliance. The stoma adapter contains a substantially unobstructed discharge passage, at least for effluent flowing in a discharge direction. The stoma adapter includes a seal for sealing against the bowel wall. The stoma adapter has collapsing, expanding, flexible and reinforced designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: John CLINE, Bret WEIG, Christopher GREGORY, John BLUM
  • Patent number: 10166138
    Abstract: A stoma adapter is described that is especially suited to a recessed stoma or a flush stoma. The stoma adapter effectively extends the discharge passage from the stoma, protects peristomal skin, and forms a bridge at the interface between the stoma and an ostomy appliance. The stoma adapter contains a substantially unobstructed discharge passage, at least for effluent flowing in a discharge direction. The stoma adapter includes a seal for sealing against the bowel wall. The stoma adapter has collapsing, expanding, flexible and reinforced designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Cline, Bret Weig, Christopher Gregory, John Blum
  • Patent number: 10145974
    Abstract: A method for detecting hydrocarbons is described. The method includes obtaining seismic data associated with a body of water in a survey region, analyzing the seismic data to identify at least one noise indicator to produce a noise indicator image; and determining seepage locations by comparing the at least one noise indicator image to the seismic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Scott C. Hornbostel, Homer C. Jones, John Blum
  • Publication number: 20180235802
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Patent number: 9943436
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Patent number: 9579651
    Abstract: A biological fluid sample analysis cartridge is provided. The cartridge includes a housing, a fluid module, and an analysis chamber. The fluid module includes a sample acquisition port and an initial channel, and is connected to the housing. The initial channel is sized to draw fluid sample by capillary force, and is in fluid communication with the acquisition port. The initial channel is fixedly positioned relative to the acquisition port such that at least a portion of a fluid sample disposed within the acquisition port will draw into the initial channel. The analysis chamber is connected to the housing, and is in fluid communication with the initial channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Point of Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Vu Phan, John A. Verrant, John Blum, Kaushal K. Verma, Elise G. Edson
  • Patent number: 9199236
    Abstract: A biological fluid sample analysis cartridge is provided that includes a collection port and a body. The body has one or more internal channels in selective fluid communication with the collection port. The collection port includes a collection bowl, and a slide valve assembly operable to be selectively positioned in an open position and a closed position. In the open position, the collection bowl is accessible for sample deposition, and in the closed position the collection bowl is inaccessible for sample deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Point of Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Nikonorov, John Blum, Douglas R. Olson, Marek Turewicz
  • Publication number: 20140364823
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Patent number: 8845606
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Patent number: 8842174
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for imaging a biologic fluid sample quiescently residing within a chamber is provided. The chamber includes a first panel and a second panel, between which the biologic fluid sample quiescently resides. At least one of the first and second panels is flexible. The chamber has one or more fields that are each defined by a cross-sectional area. The apparatus comprises a field illuminator, a chamber flattener, a positioner, and an image dissector. The field illuminator has an objective lens. The chamber flattener has a platen with a window and a cover plate. The chamber flattener is operable to cause the chamber to assume a substantially uniform Z-axis position for substantially all of the fields within the chamber. The positioner is adapted to position the objective lens and the chamber relative to one another. The image dissector is adapted to image the sample residing within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Point of Care, Inc.
    Inventors: John Blum, John J. Doskoczynski, Kaushal K. Verma, Pierre R. Emeric
  • Publication number: 20140014169
    Abstract: Semiconductor nanostrings, mats containing semiconductor nanostrings, and devices and modules, such as, solar energy generating modules, including semiconductor nanostrings or mats containing semiconductor nanostrings are described herein. Methods for making multi-layer nanostrings and mats and other devices including multi-layer nanostrings are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: James A. RAND, Scott MORRISON, John BLUM
  • Publication number: 20120179124
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: ConvaTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Publication number: 20110206557
    Abstract: A biological fluid sample analysis cartridge is provided. The cartridge includes a housing, a fluid module, and an analysis chamber. The fluid module includes a sample acquisition port and an initial channel, and is connected to the housing. The initial channel is sized to draw fluid sample by capillary force, and is in fluid communication with the acquisition port. The initial channel is fixedly positioned relative to the acquisition port such that at least a portion of a fluid sample disposed within the acquisition port will draw into the initial channel. The analysis chamber is connected to the housing, and is in fluid communication with the initial channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Abbott Point of Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Vu Phan, John A. Verrant, John Blum, Kaushal K. Verma, Elise G. Edson