Patents by Inventor John F. Harris

John F. Harris 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: 20210261707
    Abstract: A flow improver comprising a plurality of core-shell particles that can be formed by emulsion polymerization. The core of the core-shell particles can include a drag reducing polymer, while the shell of the particles can include repeat units of a hydrophobic compound and an amphiphilic compound. The flow improver can demonstrate increased pumping stability over conventionally prepared latex flow improvers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Wayne R. DREHER, JR., Kenneth W. SMITH, Stuart N. MILLIGAN, Timothy L. BURDEN, William F. HARRIS, Ray L. JOHNSTON, Wolfgang KLESSE, Gerold SCHMITT, John WEY
  • Publication number: 20200205733
    Abstract: A personal impact monitoring system is described herein comprising a monitoring station that receives impact events sent from personal impact monitors using a monitoring station receiver. The impact events which specify impact parameters associated with the impact events are stored in a data storage location associated with the monitoring station. Software operating on the operating station is configured to receive the impact events from the data storage location and to perform calculations based on the impact events to identify notable impact events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence V. CALCANO, David Thomas BROWN, Christopher C. GENAU, David Ernest SNYDER, James M. STEARNS, Brian Michael RONALD, Jesse David HARPER, John F. Harris
  • Patent number: 10420507
    Abstract: A personal impact monitoring system is described herein comprising a monitoring station that receives impact events sent from personal impact monitors, using a monitoring station receiver. The impact events, which specify impact parameters associated with the impact events, are stored in a data storage location associated with the monitoring station. Software operating on the operating station is configured to retrieve the impact events from the data storage location and to perform calculations based on the impact events to identify notable impact events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: il Sensortech, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence V. Calcano, David Thomas Brown, Christopher C. Genau, David Ernest Snyder, James M. Stearns, Brian Michael Ronald, Jesse David Harper, John F. Harris
  • Patent number: 9898656
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of monitoring a subject's neurological condition. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of analyzing a physiological signal (such as an EEG) from a subject to determine if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition; and if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition, providing an indication (e.g., to the subject and/or to a caregiver) that the subject is in the contra-ictal condition, such as by activating a green light or other visible output. In some embodiments, if the subject is in a pro-ictal condition, the method includes the step of providing an indication (such as a red light) that the subject is in the pro-ictal condition. The invention also provides neurological system monitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Snyder, Kent W. Leyde, John F. Harris
  • Patent number: 9788744
    Abstract: A patient advisory device (“PAD”) and its methods of use. The PAD may be configured to alert the patient about an estimated brain state of the patient. In preferred embodiments, the PAD is adapted to alert the patient of the patient's brain state, which corresponds to the patient's propensity of transitioning into an ictal brain state, e.g., having a seizure. Based on the specific type of alert, the patient will be made aware whether they are highly unlikely to have a seizure for a given period of time, an elevated propensity of having a seizure, a seizure is occurring or imminent, or the patient's brain state is unknown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CYBERONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Bland, Kent W. Leyde, Neil G. McIlvaine, Shan Gaw, Peter Weiss, John F. Harris
  • Patent number: 9643019
    Abstract: A system for providing alerts of neurological events occurring in a human subject is provided. The system includes: a monitoring module adapted to detect and sample a neurological signal; an event detection module coupled to the monitoring module for detecting one or more types of predetermined reportable events based on the detected neurological signal; and an alert module coupled to the event detection module, wherein upon the detection of a reportable event by the event detection module, said alert module selects a first alert contact from a plurality of contacts contained in a contact list, and generates a first alert communication to the first alert contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CYBERONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason A. Higgins, Michael Bland, Kent W. Leyde, W. Douglas Sheffield, John F. Harris, David M. Himes
  • Patent number: 9622675
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring neurological signals in a patient are provided. The system includes: an implantable sensor adapted to collect neurological signals; an implantable assembly configured to sample the neurological signals collected by the sensor; and a rechargeable communication device external to the patient's body, said communication device configured to wirelessly communicate with the implantable assembly and to transmit a communication error alert to a caregiver advisory device in the event of a communication error between the implantable assembly and the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CYBERONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kent W. Leyde, John F. Harris
  • Publication number: 20170071538
    Abstract: A personal impact monitoring system is described herein comprising a monitoring station that receives impact events sent from personal impact monitors, using a monitoring station receiver. The impact events, which specify impact parameters associated with the impact events, are stored in a data storage location associated with the monitoring station. Software operating on the station is configured to retrieve the impact events from the data storage location and to perform calculations based on the impact events to identify notable impact events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence V. CALCANO, David Thomas BROWN, Christopher C. GENAU, David Ernest SNYDER, James M. STERNS, Brian Michael RONALD, Jesse David HARPER, John F. HARRIS
  • Patent number: 9480845
    Abstract: A wearable medical device system having an external, necklace-shaped antenna that is sized and configured for placement about the neck of a subject, and having an implantable device with an implanted antenna that communicates with the external antenna to permit the transfer of energy and data between external and implantable components. The wearable medical device includes a control module that communicates with the implanted device via the external antenna. The implantable device includes an electrode configured to provide stimulation to a nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: CYBERONICS, INC.
    Inventors: John F. Harris, Kent W. Leyde
  • Patent number: 9445730
    Abstract: Systems and methods of monitoring a subject's neurological condition are provided. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of analyzing a physiological signal (such as an EEG) from a subject to determine if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition; and if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition, providing an indication (e.g., to the subject and/or to a caregiver) that the subject is in the contra-ictal condition. The systems and methods may utilize a minimally invasive, leadless device to monitor the subject's condition. In some embodiments, if the subject is in a pro-ictal condition, the method includes the step of providing an indication (such as a red light) that the subject is in the pro-ictal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: CYBERONICS, INC.
    Inventors: David Snyder, Kent W. Leyde, John F. Harris
  • Publication number: 20160262694
    Abstract: A personal impact monitoring system is described herein comprising a monitoring station that receives impact events sent from personal impact monitors, using a monitoring station receiver. The impact events, which specify impact parameters associated with the impact events, are stored in a data storage location associated with the monitoring station. Software operating on the operating station is configured to retrieve the impact events from the data storage location and to perform calculations based on the impact events to identify notable impact events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: I1 Sendortech, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence V. CALCANO, David Thomas BROWN, Christopher C. GENAU, David Ernest SNYDER, James M. STERNS, Brian Michael RONALD, Jesse David HARPER, John F. HARRIS
  • Publication number: 20150182753
    Abstract: A wearable medical device system having an external, necklace-shaped antenna that is sized and configured for placement about the neck of a subject, and having an implantable device with an implanted antenna that communicates with the external antenna to permit the transfer of energy and data between external and implantable components. The wearable medical device includes a control module that communicates with the implanted device via the external antenna. The implantable device includes an electrode configured to provide stimulation to a nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: John F. Harris, Kent W. Leyde
  • Patent number: 8747425
    Abstract: A surgical tool for the obliteration of spider veins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: VenX, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Genau, Edward M. Boyle, Andrew Jones, John F. Harris, Andrew D. Firlik, Navroze S. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20140012111
    Abstract: Systems and methods of monitoring a subject's neurological condition are provided. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of analyzing a physiological signal (such as an EEG) from a subject to determine if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition; and if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition, providing an indication (e.g., to the subject and/or to a caregiver) that the subject is in the contra-ictal condition. The systems and methods may utilize a minimally invasive, leadless device to monitor the subject's condition. In some embodiments, if the subject is in a pro-ictal condition, the method includes the step of providing an indication (such as a red light) that the subject is in the pro-ictal condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Cyberonics, Inc
    Inventors: David Snyder, Kent W. Leyde, John F. Harris
  • Publication number: 20130253551
    Abstract: A surgical tool for the obliteration of spider veins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Edward M. Boyle, M.D., Andrew Jones, M.D., John F. Harris, Andrew D. Firlik, Navroze Mehta, Chris Genau
  • Patent number: 8543199
    Abstract: Systems and methods of monitoring a subject's neurological condition are provided. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of analyzing a physiological signal (such as an EEG) from a subject to determine if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition; and if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition, providing an indication (e.g., to the subject and/or to a caregiver) that the subject is in the contra-ictal condition. The systems and methods may utilize a minimally invasive, leadless device to monitor the subject's condition. In some embodiments, if the subject is in a pro-ictal condition, the method includes the step of providing an indication (such as a red light) that the subject is in the pro-ictal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Snyder, Kent W. Leyde, John F. Harris
  • Publication number: 20130123819
    Abstract: A surgical tool for the obliteration of spider veins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Chris Genau, Edward M. Boyle, Andrew Jones, John F. Harris, Andrew D. Firlik, Navroze S. Mehta
  • Patent number: 8134803
    Abstract: A head gimbal assembly includes a slider assembly and a flexure tongue that cantilevers in a first direction and supports the slider assembly. The slider assembly cantilevers away from the flexure tongue in a second direction different than the first direction. A load beam imparts a force on the flexure tongue and generates a first net torque on the slider assembly. The cantilevering of the slider assembly decreases a magnitude of the first net torque on the slider assembly. The force on the flexure tongue can also generate a second net torque on the slider assembly that is oriented about a second axis different than the first axis. The slider assembly can cantilever in the second direction to decrease the magnitude of the second net torque on the slider assembly. Portions of the flexure tongue and the slider assembly can be spaced apart from one another to form a gap that is directly between the flexure tongue and the slider assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technology, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Harris, Todd Boucher
  • Publication number: 20110319785
    Abstract: Systems and methods of monitoring a subject's neurological condition are provided. In some embodiments, the method includes the steps of analyzing a physiological signal (such as an EEG) from a subject to determine if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition; and if the subject is in a contra-ictal condition, providing an indication (e.g., to the subject and/or to a caregiver) that the subject is in the contra-ictal condition. The systems and methods may utilize a minimally invasive, leadless device to monitor the subject's condition. In some embodiments, if the subject is in a pro-ictal condition, the method includes the step of providing an indication (such as a red light) that the subject is in the pro-ictal condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: David Snyder, Kent W. Leyde, John F. Harris
  • Publication number: 20110264124
    Abstract: A surgical tool for the obliteration of spider veins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Edward M. Boyle, Andrew Jones, John F. Harris, Andrew D. Firlik, Navroze Mehta, Chris Genau