Patents by Inventor John Tepper

John Tepper 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: 10441921
    Abstract: An apparatus for enhanced anti-fouling of a submerged surface includes a bath of a feed liquid that includes water; a fouling structure in contact with the feed liquid; and a gas feed configured to introduce a gas into contact with the fouling structure and the feed liquid to separate the fouling structure from the feed liquid with a gas layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: David Elan Martin Warsinger, Jaichander Swaminathan, John H. Lienhard, Amelia Tepper Servi
  • Publication number: 20190160274
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are transdermal microneedling devices that generate and emit low RF energy. Such a microneedling device may comprise a drive motor, drive circuitry for controlling the drive motor, and a drive linkage located on the drive motor rotor. The microneedling device may also comprise a power source capsule comprising a battery and associated power management circuitry. Also included may be a needle cartridge coupled to the main body, and comprising a drive shaft and a needle unit coupled to a distal end of the drive shaft to move therewith, where the needle unit has at least one needle extending therefrom. The drive shaft may comprise a linkage member configured to engage the drive linkage of the drive motor, and be configured to be driven by the drive motor and thereby drive movement of the needle unit such that the at least one needle extends beyond and retracts within the distal end of the needle cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Michael O'Brien, III, John Tepper, Jeffrey Garrett
  • Patent number: 10220195
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are transdermal microneedling devices that generate and emit low RF energy. Such a microneedling device may comprise a drive motor, drive circuitry for controlling the drive motor, and a drive linkage located on the drive motor rotor. The microneedling device may also comprise a power source capsule comprising a battery and associated power management circuitry. Also included may be a needle cartridge coupled to the main body, and comprising a drive shaft and a needle unit coupled to a distal end of the drive shaft to move therewith, where the needle unit has at least one needle extending therefrom. The drive shaft may comprise a linkage member configured to engage the drive linkage of the drive motor, and be configured to be driven by the drive motor and thereby drive movement of the needle unit such that the at least one needle extends beyond and retracts within the distal end of the needle cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Eclipse MedCorp, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Michael O'Brien, III, John Tepper, Jeffrey Garrett
  • Publication number: 20180064921
    Abstract: A thermic infusion system includes a thermal tubing system and a control system. The thermal tubing system has a tubal body with at least one tubal segment. The tubal segment includes a thermal element that may receive energy, such as electrical energy, to increase temperature within the tubal body. The control system may regulate the amount of energy received by the tubal segment using one or more sensors positioned within the tubal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: John Robert Pettini, Charles John Tepper, Richard Ray Thomson, James Kevin McCoy, Jeffrey Alan Garrett
  • Publication number: 20170354810
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are transdermal microneedling devices that generate and emit low RF energy. Such a microneedling device may comprise a drive motor, drive circuitry for controlling the drive motor, and a drive linkage located on the drive motor rotor. The microneedling device may also comprise a power source capsule comprising a battery and associated power management circuitry. Also included may be a needle cartridge coupled to the main body, and comprising a drive shaft and a needle unit coupled to a distal end of the drive shaft to move therewith, where the needle unit has at least one needle extending therefrom. The drive shaft may comprise a linkage member configured to engage the drive linkage of the drive motor, and be configured to be driven by the drive motor and thereby drive movement of the needle unit such that the at least one needle extends beyond and retracts within the distal end of the needle cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Michael O'Brien, III, John Tepper, Jeffrey Garrett
  • Patent number: 9629991
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are unique needle cartridges for use with transdermal microneedling devices that generate and emit low energy RF signals to, and prevent backflow of liquid(s) from, the skin of a patient. One embodiment may comprise a base portion and a sleeve coupled to the base portion. Such an embodiment may also comprise an RF needle capsule disposed within the housing, and having a needle unit comprising at least one needle on an end thereof. Also, the needle cartridge comprises a drive shaft disposed through the base portion and coupled to the needle unit, and configured to be driven reciprocally along a longitudinal axis of the base portion and thereby move the RF needle capsule reciprocally such that the needles of the needle unit extend beyond and retract within the housing. Such RF needle cartridges further include an absorbing barrier disposed within the housing to prevent the backflow of liquid(s) from the needle unit by absorbing such liquid(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Eclipse Aesthetics, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Michael O'Brien, III, John Tepper
  • Publication number: 20120314428
    Abstract: A headlight having a housing, a light assembly, at least one heat sink, and an air mover. The housing has a front end, a rear end, an air inlet, an air outlet, an intake chamber in fluid communication with the air inlet, an exhaust chamber in fluid communication with the air outlet, and a passageway establishing fluid communication between the intake chamber and the exhaust chamber. The passageway is positioned forward of both the air inlet opening and the air outlet opening. The heat sink is positioned in at least one of the intake chamber and the exhaust chamber. The air mover is supported by the housing in such a way as to move air into the housing through the air inlet, through the intake chamber, over the heat sink, through the exhaust chamber, and out of the housing through the air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas, John Tepper, Austin Crowder
  • Patent number: 8075154
    Abstract: A headlight having a housing, a light assembly, at least one heat sink, and an air mover. The housing has a front end, a rear end, an air inlet, an air outlet, an intake chamber in fluid communication with the air inlet, an exhaust chamber in fluid communication with the air outlet, and a passageway establishing fluid communication between the intake chamber and the exhaust chamber. The passageway is positioned forward of both the air inlet opening and the air outlet opening. The heat sink is positioned in at least one of the intake chamber and the exhaust chamber. The air mover is supported by the housing in such a way as to move air into the housing through the air inlet, through the intake chamber, over the heat sink, through the exhaust chamber, and out of the housing through the air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Alpha-Med Surge
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas, John Tepper, Austin Crowder
  • Publication number: 20090227847
    Abstract: A surgical illumination device for illuminating a surgical field to provide enhanced visual perception of a tissue during a medical procedure. The surgical illumination device includes a surgical light and a tunable light controller. The surgical light includes a first light source providing a first wavelength of light, a second light source providing a second wavelength of light, and a combiner receiving and combining the first and second wavelengths of light. The tunable light controller includes a database and a tuning device. The database is organized by medical procedure and stores an identification of the medical procedure and at least one pre-programmed color setting for each medical procedure. The preprogrammed color setting is adapted to facilitate a first assigned illumination. The tuning device communicates with the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: John Tepper, Austin Crowder
  • Publication number: 20090225534
    Abstract: A headlight having a housing, a light assembly, at least one heat sink, and an air mover. The housing has a front end, a rear end, an air inlet, an air outlet, an intake chamber in fluid communication with the air inlet, an exhaust chamber in fluid communication with the air outlet, and a passageway establishing fluid communication between the intake chamber and the exhaust chamber. The passageway is positioned forward of both the air inlet opening and the air outlet opening. The heat sink is positioned in at least one of the intake chamber and the exhaust chamber. The air mover is supported by the housing in such a way as to move air into the housing through the air inlet, through the intake chamber, over the heat sink, through the exhaust chamber, and out of the housing through the air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas, John Tepper, Austin Crowder
  • Publication number: 20080319510
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing access control to a medical device. A control device may be attached to the medical device to regulate power flow to the medical device and monitor usage of the device. The control device may accept removable media and read information from the media. The information may indicate control devices with which the removable media is designated to work, as well as an amount of authorization credit. The control device, after confirming that the removable media authorized to work with that control device and that it includes sufficient authorization credit, may provide power to the medical device. The control device may then monitor the medical device and when use of the medical device is detected, the control device may write new information to the removable media decreasing the amount of authorization credit. In a preferred embodiment, the removable media is an RFID memory card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Fred A. Simpson, John Tepper
  • Publication number: 20080115310
    Abstract: A central vacuum power unit includes separate components that can be disassembled and nested together for compact shipment and storage. In the disassembled and nested assembly, the motor module is nested within the dust bucket, and the dust bucket is nested within the body module. For vacuuming operation, the dust bucket is attached below the body module and the motor module is stacked and attached above the body module. A filter is disposed inside the body module and filters debris from air entering the power unit. Debris is collected in the dust bucket, and filtered air is exhausted from a port in the motor module. Latches on the body module are used to attach the dust bucket underneath the body module in operation, and to secure the nested assembly for packaging and shipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: LINEAR LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Dawson, John Tepper, Anna Stamatelatos, Martin Pullen, Charles Joseph Schmucker, Mark C. Mattson