Patents by Inventor John S. Fisher

John S. Fisher 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: 20200074393
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for tracking puts and takes of inventory items by subjects in an area of real space. A plurality of cameras with overlapping fields of view produce respective sequences of images of corresponding fields of view in the real space. In one embodiment, the system includes first image processors, including subject image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The first image processors process images to identify subjects represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images. The system includes second image processors, including background image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The second image processors mask the identified subjects to generate masked images. Following this, the second image processors process the masked images to identify and classify background changes represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: STANDARD COGNITION, CORP
    Inventors: JORDAN E. FISHER, DANIEL L. FISCHETTI, BRANDON L. OGLE, JOHN F. NOVAK, KYLE E. DORMAN, KENNETH S. KIHARA, JUAN C. LASHERAS
  • Patent number: 10474988
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for tracking puts and takes of inventory items by subjects in an area of real space. A plurality of cameras with overlapping fields of view produce respective sequences of images of corresponding fields of view in the real space. In one embodiment, the system includes first image processors, including subject image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The first image processors process images to identify subjects represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images. The system includes second image processors, including background image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The second image processors mask the identified subjects to generate masked images. Following this, the second image processors process the masked images to identify and classify background changes represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Cognition, Corp.
    Inventors: Jordan E. Fisher, Daniel L. Fischetti, Brandon L. Ogle, John F. Novak, Kyle E. Dorman, Kenneth S. Kihara, Juan C. Lasheras
  • Patent number: 10474993
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for tracking puts and takes of inventory items by subjects in an area of real space. A plurality of cameras with overlapping fields of view produce respective sequences of images of corresponding fields of view in the real space. In one embodiment, the system includes first image processors, including subject image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The first image processors process images to identify subjects represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images. The system includes second image processors, including background image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The second image processors mask the identified subjects to generate masked images. Following this, the second image processors process the masked images to identify and classify background changes represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Cognition, Corp.
    Inventors: Jordan E. Fisher, Daniel L. Fischetti, Brandon L. Ogle, John F. Novak, Kyle E. Dorman, Kenneth S. Kihara, Juan C. Lasheras
  • Patent number: 10474992
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for tracking puts and takes of inventory items by subjects in an area of real space. A plurality of cameras with overlapping fields of view produce respective sequences of images of corresponding fields of view in the real space. In one embodiment, the system includes first image processors, including subject image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The first image processors process images to identify subjects represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images. The system includes second image processors, including background image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The second image processors mask the identified subjects to generate masked images. Following this, the second image processors process the masked images to identify and classify background changes represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Cognition, Corp.
    Inventors: Jordan E. Fisher, Daniel L. Fischetti, Brandon L. Ogle, John F. Novak, Kyle E. Dorman, Kenneth S. Kihara, Juan C. Lasheras
  • Publication number: 20190176372
    Abstract: A permanent or temporary marker is embedded within a hydrogel plug used in a biopsy procedure to indicate the location of a suspicious lesion so that the marker may be found in a subsequent surgical procedure. A combination of at least one permanent and at least one temporary marker may be used. Inserts of differing sizes and shapes may also be placed into the hydrogel plugs during their manufacturing process and removed from the plugs after the plugs have cured so that air-filled cavities are left in the plug. These cavities are temporary but may be used to augment location of a permanent marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: John S. Fisher, Frederick Ahari
  • Publication number: 20190156274
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for tracking puts and takes of inventory items by subjects in an area of real space. A plurality of cameras with overlapping fields of view produce respective sequences of images of corresponding fields of view in the real space. In one embodiment, the system includes first image processors, including subject image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The first image processors process images to identify subjects represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images. The system includes second image processors, including background image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The second image processors mask the identified subjects to generate masked images. Following this, the second image processors process the masked images to identify and classify background changes represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: STANDARD COGNITION, CORP
    Inventors: JORDAN E. FISHER, DANIEL L. FISCHETTI, BRANDON L. OGLE, JOHN F. NOVAK, KYLE E. DORMAN, KENNETH S. KIHARA, JUAN C. LASHERAS
  • Publication number: 20190156275
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for tracking puts and takes of inventory items by subjects in an area of real space. A plurality of cameras with overlapping fields of view produce respective sequences of images of corresponding fields of view in the real space. In one embodiment, the system includes first image processors, including subject image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The first image processors process images to identify subjects represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images. The system includes second image processors, including background image recognition engines, receiving corresponding sequences of images from the plurality of cameras. The second image processors mask the identified subjects to generate masked images. Following this, the second image processors process the masked images to identify and classify background changes represented in the images in the corresponding sequences of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: STANDARD COGNITION, CORP
    Inventors: JORDAN E. FISHER, DANIEL L. FISCHETTI, BRANDON L. OGLE, JOHN F. NOVAK, KYLE E. DORMAN, KENNETH S. KIHARA, JUAN C. LASHERAS
  • Publication number: 20190060028
    Abstract: A method for marking a biopsy site after a biopsy has been performed includes the steps of placing a marker in the form of a semi-permeable membrane at the biopsy site so that the marker can be found at a later time, inserting a needle into the marker at the later time which is preferably immediately before a planned surgical resection of the biopsy site, and injecting a dye directly into the marker to color the marker. The semi-permeable qualities of the marker facilitate the slow egress of dye into tissue that is immediately adjacent the marker, enlarging the footprint of the marker. The semi-permeable membrane includes a high percentage of water after reaching osmotic equilibrium, rendering the marker highly visible under ultrasound imaging. The semi-permeable membrane may take the form of a fully or partially dehydrated hydrogel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: John S. Fisher, Frederick A. Ahari
  • Patent number: 9750580
    Abstract: A hydrogel plug is placed under stress during its curing stage, in one embodiment, by application of an externally applied force. The stress may also be induced during or after the dehydration process. The direction of the externally applied force increases the length, width, depth, or radial extent of the plug. The elastic limit of the plug is exceeded when the external force is applied so that the plug substantially retains its stressed size and shape when the externally applied force is removed. When the stretched or otherwise deformed dehydrated plug is hydrated, it substantially returns to the configuration it had prior to its dehydration and prior to the application of the externally applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Ahari, John S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 9750581
    Abstract: A hydrogel plug is placed under stress during its curing stage, in one embodiment, by application of an externally applied force. The stress may also be induced during or after the dehydration process. The direction of the externally applied force increases the length, width, depth, or radial extent of the plug. The elastic limit of the plug is exceeded when the external force is applied so that the plug substantially retains its stressed size and shape when the externally applied force is removed. When the stretched or otherwise deformed dehydrated plug is hydrated, it substantially returns to the configuration it had prior to its dehydration and prior to the application of the externally applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Ahari, John S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 9649175
    Abstract: A hydrogel plug is placed under stress during its curing stage, in one embodiment, by application of an externally applied force. The stress may also be induced during or after the dehydration process. The direction of the externally applied force increases the length, width, depth, or radial extent of the plug. The elastic limit of the plug is exceeded when the external force is applied so that the plug substantially retains its stressed size and shape when the externally applied force is removed. When the stretched or otherwise deformed dehydrated plug is hydrated, it substantially returns to the configuration it had prior to its dehydration and prior to the application of the externally applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Ahari, John S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 9636189
    Abstract: A hydrogel plug is placed under stress during its curing stage, in one embodiment, by application of an externally applied force. The stress may also be induced during or after the dehydration process. The direction of the externally applied force increases the length, width, depth, or radial extent of the plug. The elastic limit of the plug is exceeded when the external force is applied so that the plug substantially retains its stressed size and shape when the externally applied force is removed. When the stretched or otherwise deformed dehydrated plug is hydrated, it substantially returns to the configuration it had prior to its dehydration and prior to the application of the externally applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Ahari, John S. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20170066162
    Abstract: A permanent or temporary marker is embedded within a hydrogel plug used in a biopsy procedure to indicate the location of a suspicious lesion so that the marker may be found in a subsequent surgical procedure. A combination of at least one permanent and at least one temporary marker may be used. Inserts of differing sizes and shapes may also be placed into the hydrogel plugs during their manufacturing process and removed from the plugs after the plugs have cured so that air-filled cavities are left in the plug. These cavities are temporary but may be used to augment location of a permanent marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John S. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20160374774
    Abstract: A hydrogel marker is placed under stress during its curing stage, in one embodiment, by application of an externally applied force. The stress may also be induced during or after the dehydration process. The direction of the externally applied force increases the length, width, depth, or radial extent of the marker. The elastic limit of the marker is exceeded when the external force is applied so that the marker substantially retains its stressed size and shape when the externally applied force is removed. When the stretched or otherwise deformed dehydrated marker is hydrated, it substantially returns to the configuration it had prior to its dehydration and prior to the application of the externally applied force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: John S. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20160262846
    Abstract: A hydrogel plug is placed under stress during its curing stage, in one embodiment, by application of an externally applied force. The stress may also be induced during or after the dehydration process. The direction of the externally applied force increases the length, width, depth, or radial extent of the plug. The elastic limit of the plug is exceeded when the external force is applied so that the plug substantially retains its stressed size and shape when the externally applied force is removed. When the stretched or otherwise deformed dehydrated plug is hydrated, it substantially returns to the configuration it had prior to its dehydration and prior to the application of the externally applied force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Frederick A. AHARI, John S. FISHER
  • Publication number: 20160263255
    Abstract: A hydrogel plug is placed under stress during its curing stage, in one embodiment, by application of an externally applied force. The stress may also be induced during or after the dehydration process. The direction of the externally applied force increases the length, width, depth, or radial extent of the plug. The elastic limit of the plug is exceeded when the external force is applied so that the plug substantially retains its stressed size and shape when the externally applied force is removed. When the stretched or otherwise deformed dehydrated plug is hydrated, it substantially returns to the configuration it had prior to its dehydration and prior to the application of the externally applied force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Frederick A. AHARI, John S. FISHER
  • Publication number: 20160262845
    Abstract: A hydrogel plug is placed under stress during its curing stage, in one embodiment, by application of an externally applied force. The stress may also be induced during or after the dehydration process. The direction of the externally applied force increases the length, width, depth, or radial extent of the plug. The elastic limit of the plug is exceeded when the external force is applied so that the plug substantially retains its stressed size and shape when the externally applied force is removed. When the stretched or otherwise deformed dehydrated plug is hydrated, it substantially returns to the configuration it had prior to its dehydration and prior to the application of the externally applied force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Frederick A. AHARI, John S. FISHER
  • Patent number: 8939910
    Abstract: A hydrogel marker is placed under stress during its curing stage, in one embodiment, by application of an externally applied force. The stress may also be induced during or after the dehydration process. The direction of the externally applied force increases the length, width, depth, or radial extent of the marker. The elastic limit of the marker is exceeded when the external force is applied so that the marker substantially retains its stressed size and shape when the externally applied force is removed. When the stretched or otherwise deformed dehydrated marker is hydrated, it substantially returns to the configuration it had prior to its dehydration and prior to the application of the externally applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 8906421
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aqueous composition and its use for dissolving blood clots in vivo or in clinical or research samples in vitro, said composition comprising at least one chaotropic agent, at least one chelating agent that complexes iron if the chaotropic agent does not complex iron and at least one surface-active emulsifier, the composition being buffered near pH 7.4. The process of dissolving the clot with the aqueous composition is advantageous because it is simple, inexpensive, rapid and can be applied in a variety of contexts, including basic research and clinical situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: MED-Genesis, LLC
    Inventors: John S. Fisher, Fred Ahari, Christopher Jon Perry, Lucjan J. J. Hronowski
  • Publication number: 20130274893
    Abstract: A hydrogel plug is placed under stress during its curing stage, in one embodiment, by application of an externally applied force. The stress may also be induced during or after the dehydration process. The direction of the externally applied force increases the length, width, depth, or radial extent of the plug. The elastic limit of the plug is exceeded when the external force is applied so that the plug substantially retains its stressed size and shape when the externally applied force is removed. When the stretched or otherwise deformed dehydrated plug is hydrated, it substantially returns to the configuration it had prior to its dehydration and prior to the application of the externally applied force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Frederick A. Ahari, John S. Fisher