Patents by Inventor Jon Schwartz

Jon Schwartz 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: 20190313774
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone in a shifted position without requiring surgical detachment of muscle or connective tissue joining the tissue layer to the bone layer. The skin layer is gently pulled in a non-surgical manner and a fastener of the invention is driven through the skin layer into the bone layer to effect a “skin tightening” procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Zift Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Schwartz, Stanton J. Rowe, Robert A. Van Tassel, Ralph Schneider, Ming Wu, David John Blaeser, Philip Jon Haarstad, Eric J. Simso, Douglas Jay Krone, Brian Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz, Matt Blaeser, Matt Keillor
  • Patent number: 10413912
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses, systems, and methods for programmable fluidic processors. In one embodiment, the invention involves manipulating droplets across a reaction surface of the processor substantially contact-free of any surfaces. The reaction surface and the electrodes of the processor may include a coating repelling the droplets. Further, the present invention provides for a suitable suspending medium for repelling droplets away from fixed surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Peter R. C. Gascoyne, Jody Vykoukal, Jon Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190258977
    Abstract: An intermediate server synchronizes reporting data between a requestor computing device and an effector computing device. The server stores a plurality of event identifiers, and a plurality of reporting templates. Each template has a template identifier, and a mapping between a subset of the event identifiers and a set of reporting stages. The server, responsive to a production task request from the requestor device, obtains a selected templated identifier and generates a reporting data record for the production task request. The reporting data record includes fields for each stage defined by the selected template. After relaying the production task request to the effector device, the server receives reporting data from the effector device, containing values corresponding for a reported subset of the events. The server stores a portion of the values in the reporting data record according to the template; and transmits the reporting data record to the requestor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Yuen, Kevin Wong, Kevin Chen, Scott Johnson, Lily Zhang, Allan Maltais, Arturo Pie, Evan Brodie, Ned Schwartz, Nick Norbeck, Jason Kurian, Jon Erik Suero, Alistair McKinnell, Jerridan Quiring, David Tangness
  • Publication number: 20190201183
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone in a shifted position without requiring surgical detachment of muscle or connective tissue joining the tissue layer to the bone layer. The skin and/or soft tissue layer is displaced in a surgical or non-surgical manner and a fastener of the invention is driven through the skin and/or soft tissue layer into the periosteum or bone layer to affect a tissue repositioning procedure. The method and apparatus may also be used to attach tissue to tissue an a shifted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Zift, LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Schwartz, Stanton J. Rowe, Robert A. Van Tassel, Ralph Schneider, Ming Wu, David John Blaeser, Eric J. Simso, Philip Jon Haarstad, Douglas Jay Krone, Brian Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz, Matt Blaeser, Matt Keillor
  • Publication number: 20160030951
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses, systems, and methods for programmable fluidic processors. In one embodiment, the invention involves manipulating droplets across a reaction surface of the processor substantially contact-free of any surfaces. The reaction surface and the electrodes of the processor may include a coating repelling the droplets. Further, the present invention provides for a suitable suspending medium for repelling droplets away from fixed surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Peter R.C. Gascoyne, Jody Vykoukal, Jon Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8974652
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses, systems, and methods for programmable fluidic processors. In one embodiment, the invention involves manipulating droplets across a reaction surface of the processor substantially contact-free of any surfaces. The reaction surface and the electrodes of the processor may include a coating repelling the droplets. Further, the present invention provides for a suitable suspending medium for repelling droplets away from fixed surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Peter R. C. Gascoyne, Jody Vykoukal, Jon Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8057418
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for the extracorporeal ablation of target cells circulating in blood of an organism. Exogenous material introduced into the blood preferentially associates with target cells (e.g. cancer cells, bacteria, viruses) in the blood. An extracorporeal continuous flow pathway accesses the patient's blood to apply an external energy source to the blood at an ex vivo ablation device in a portion of the extracorporeal continuous flow pathway. The exogenous material interact with the applied energy so as to result in the damage or death of the target cells. The blood is then returned to the body in a continuous-flow pattern. By applying the energy while the blood is in the ex vivo ablation device, shielding of the target cells by the body is reduced and detrimental effects on the organs and tissues of the body are avoided or mitigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Nanospectra Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Korbling, J. Donald Payne, Christopher L. Coleman, Jon A. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20110173102
    Abstract: A system and method are described for offering items and services for sale that are related to content being displayed in an interactive medium such as the world wide web, public kiosks, hand-held PDAs, tablets, television and other digital devices. The system uses a combination of techniques to select from a catalog of items those which have the greatest relevance to the content being viewed at the time, and it presents those items concurrently in point-of-sale window, allowing the user to purchase the items directly without leaving the content page. Unlike content-sensitive advertising which presents ads even when the relevance of those ads to the content is low, the system alerts the user to the presence of relevant products, presents a point of sale window only if the user requests it, and pays the content publisher a portion of the revenue from sales initiated on his content page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher Burns, Leland Jon Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20110059023
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for image identification of contrast agents comprising nanopartiles. The imaging devices and methods may also be configured to identify target tissues from surrounding tissues such as disease conditions (e.g. cancer tumors) through narrow-band imaging of tissue. Contrast agents such as near-infrared absorbing nanoparticles may be introduced to an organism to distinguish target cells, tissues, or structures from normal tissue. The contrast agent is allowed to preferentially accumulate in the target cells, tissues or structures. As the contrast agents are adapted to preferentially absorb one or more wavelengths of light, the reflection of one wavelength or band of wavelengths by the contrast agents is compared to a separate wavelength or band of wavelengths to identify the target cells, tissues, or structures. In this way, the comparisons identify the presence of the preferential accumulation of the contrast agent in the target cells, tissues or structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: James W. Tunnell, Jon A. Schwartz, Jaesook Park, Priyaveena Puvanakrishnan, J. Donald Payne
  • Publication number: 20090156976
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for the extracorporeal ablation of target cells circulating in blood of an organism. Exogenous material introduced into the blood preferentially associates with target cells (e.g. cancer cells, bacteria, viruses) in the blood. An extracorporeal continuous flow pathway accesses the patient's blood to apply an external energy source to the blood at an ex vivo ablation device in a portion of the extracorporeal continuous flow pathway. The exogenous material interact with the applied energy so as to result in the damage or death of the target cells. The blood is then returned to the body in a continuous-flow pattern. By applying the energy while the blood is in the ex vivo ablation device, shielding of the target cells by the body is reduced and detrimental effects on the organs and tissues of the body are avoided or mitigated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Martin Korbling, J. Donald Payne, Christopher L. Coleman, Jon A. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20060114296
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses, systems, and methods for programmable fluidic processors. In one embodiment, the invention involves manipulating droplets across a reaction surface of the processor substantially contact-free of any surfaces. The reaction surface and the electrodes of the processor may include a coating repelling the droplets. Further, the present invention provides for a suitable suspending medium for repelling droplets away from fixed surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: Peter Gascoyne, Jody Vykoukal, Jon Schwartz
  • Patent number: 6893547
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for metered injection of a fluid packet. A vessel containing a fluid is pressurized to a pressure less than or equal to a hold-off pressure. The fluid is subjected to an extraction force to form the fluid packet and extract the fluid packet from the vessel onto a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Peter Gascoyne, Jody V. Vykoukal, Jon Schwartz, Frederick F. Becker
  • Patent number: 6866762
    Abstract: A dielectric gate and related systems and methods for controlling fluid flow. A dielectric gate includes one or more electrodes coupled between an inlet fluid pathway and an outlet fluid pathway. The electrodes are configured to draw fluid from the inlet fluid pathway to the outlet fluid pathway in a precise manner by using dielectric forces arising from electrical signals applied to the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Board of Regents, University of Texas System
    Inventors: Peter Gascoyne, Jon Schwartz, Jody V. Vykoukal, Frederick F. Becker
  • Publication number: 20050039139
    Abstract: A user interface includes a selection window for allowing a user to select one of a plurality of displayed objects, each of which include at least one identifying attribute. The user interface also includes an administration window disposed adjacent to the section window for displaying a plurality of user-modifiable attributes of a selected object. The selection and administration windows are synchronized such that a user selection of an object in the selection window results in a presentation of one or more attributes of the selected object within the administration window. In the other direction, a user modification of an identifying attribute of an object within the administration window results in a corresponding change to the identifying attribute of the object within the selection window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Applicant: Solance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Schwartz, Walt Morrison
  • Publication number: 20030170698
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for an oligonucleotide synthesis engine. In on embodiment, the invention involves a microfluidic device including: an oligonucleotide synthesis subunit including a reaction surface and means for generating a manipulation force and routing for packet delivery; an analysis or diagnostic subunit; and a control subunit including a program to direct oligonucleotide synthesis. In another embodiment, the invention involves a method for analyzing a sample. An oligonucleotide is synthesized in a solid-phase oligonucleotide synthesis subunit, wherein the subunit includes a reaction surface and means for generating a manipulation force and routing for packet delivery. The synthesis is controlled with a control subunit, wherein the control subunit is programmed for the automatic synthesis of oligonucleotides. The sample is analyzed in an analysis or diagnostic subunit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Peter Gascoyne, Jody V. Vykoukal, Jon Schwartz, Frederick F. Becker
  • Publication number: 20030121788
    Abstract: A dielectric gate and related systems and methods for controlling fluid flow. A dielectric gate includes one or more electrodes coupled between an inlet fluid pathway and an outlet fluid pathway. The electrodes are configured to draw fluid from the inlet fluid pathway to the outlet fluid pathway in a precise manner by using dielectric forces arising from electrical signals applied to the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Peter Gascoyne, Jon Schwartz, Jody V. Vykoukal, Frederick F. Becker
  • Publication number: 20020063060
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for metered injection of a fluid packet. A vessel containing the packet is pressurized to a pressure less than or equal to a hold-off pressure. The packet is subjected to an extraction force to extract the packet from the vessel onto a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Peter Gascoyne, Jody V. Vykoukal, Jon Schwartz, Frederick F. Becker