Patents by Inventor Joseph J. Brown

Joseph J. Brown 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: 20210219877
    Abstract: Applicators for applying an on-skin assembly to skin of a host and methods of their use and/or manufacture are provided. An applicator includes an insertion assembly configured to insert at least a portion of the on-skin assembly into the skin of the host, a housing configured to house the insertion assembly, the housing comprising an aperture through which the on-skin assembly can pass, an actuation member configured to, upon activation, cause the insertion assembly to insert at least the portion of the on-skin assembly into the skin of the host, and a sealing element configured to provide a sterile barrier and a vapor barrier between an internal environment of the housing and an external environment of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph J. Baker, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Jonathan Bodnar, Jason Halac, John Michael Gray, Neal Davis Johnston, Justen Deering England, Peter C. Simpson, Paul V. Neale, Jennifer Blackwell, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Mark Douglas Kempkey, Young Woo Lee, Warren Terry, Patrick John Castagna, David A. Keller, Randall Scott Koplin, Andrew Joncich
  • Patent number: 11067511
    Abstract: Methods and devices for real-time detection of fouling chemistry are described herein. In one aspect, a method of detecting and characterizing fouling of a membrane used for separation in a fluid-based system can include illuminating the membrane with one or more light sources, collecting Raman spectroscopy data from the membrane, and based on the Raman data, determining at least one selected from the group consisting of: presence or absence of membrane fouling, severity of membrane fouling, and composition of the membrane fouling, where the Raman spectroscopy is selected from the group consisting of Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS), Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS), and spontaneous Raman Scattering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Joseph J. Brown, Omkar D. Supekar, Victor M. Bright, Juliet T. Gopinath, Alan R. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10807864
    Abstract: The invention includes a method of promoting interfacial mechanical bonding of two or more components through the use of suspended and/or freestanding structures fabricated using an atom-scale assembly process on at least a portion of the surfaces of such components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Joseph J. Brown, Victor M. Bright
  • Publication number: 20200316645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the unexpected discovery of novel methods of preparing nanodevices and/or microdevices with predetermined patterns. In one aspect, the methods of the invention allow for engineering structures and films with continuous thickness equal to or less than 50 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a Body Corporate, DRS Network & Imaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. GEORGE, Victor M. BRIGHT, Joseph J. BROWN, Jonas GERTSCH, Nathan Thomas EIGENFELD, George SKIDMORE
  • Publication number: 20200088647
    Abstract: Methods and devices for real-time detection of fouling chemistry are described herein. In one aspect, a method of detecting and characterizing fouling of a membrane used for separation in a fluid-based system can include illuminating the membrane with one or more light sources, collecting Raman spectroscopy data from the membrane, and based on the Raman data, determining at least one selected from the group consisting of: presence or absence of membrane fouling, severity of membrane fouling, and composition of the membrane fouling, where the Raman spectroscopy is selected from the group consisting of Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS), Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS), and spontaneous Raman Scattering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: JOSEPH J. BROWN, OMKAR D. SUPEKAR, VICTOR M. BRIGHT, JULIET T. GOPINATH, ALAN R. GREENBERG
  • Patent number: 10171919
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides nano-scale heaters, such as nano-scale thermoacoustic loudspeakers comprising suspended metal nanobridges prepared using atomic layer deposition (ALD). The loudspeakers of the invention are capable of producing audible sound when stimulated with an electrical current or other energetic stimulus. In another aspect, the present invention provides methods of preparing and using such nanodevices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Victor M. Bright, Joseph J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20180297319
    Abstract: A system that receives nanomaterials, forms nanofibrous materials therefrom, and collects these nanofibrous materials for subsequent applications. The system include a housing coupled to a synthesis chamber within which nanotubes are produced. A spindle may extend from within the housing, across the inlet, and into the chamber for collecting nanotubes and twisting them into a yarn. A body portion may be positioned at an intake end of the spindle. The body portion may include a pathway for imparting a twisting force onto the flow of nanotubes and guide them into the spindle for collection and twisting into the nanofibrous yarn. Methods and apparatuses for forming nanofibrous are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Joseph J. Brown, Jared K. Chaffee, Bruce Resnicoff, Peter Antoinette
  • Publication number: 20180215613
    Abstract: The invention includes a method of promoting interfacial mechanical bonding of two or more components through the use of suspended and/or freestanding structures fabricated using an atom-scale assembly process on at least a portion of the surfaces of such components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: JOSEPH J. BROWN, VICTOR M. BRIGHT
  • Patent number: 10029442
    Abstract: A system that receives nanomaterials, forms nanofibrous materials therefrom, and collects these nanofibrous materials for subsequent applications. The system include a housing coupled to a synthesis chamber within which nanotubes are produced. A spindle may extend from within the housing, across the inlet, and into the chamber for collecting nanotubes and twisting them into a yarn. A body portion may be positioned at an intake end of the spindle. The body portion may include a pathway for imparting a twisting force onto the flow of nanotubes and guide them into the spindle for collection and twisting into the nanofibrous yarn. Methods and apparatuses for forming nanofibrous are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NANOCOMP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Joseph J. Brown, Jared K. Chaffee, Bruce Resnicoff, Peter Antoinette
  • Patent number: 9919921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel nano- and micro-electromechanical devices and novel methods of preparing them. In one aspect, the invention includes methods of preparing a nanodevice. In certain embodiments, the methods comprise coating a polymer layer with a first at least one thin solid material layer using atomic layer deposition (ALD), thus forming an ALD-generated layer. In other embodiments, the methods comprise patterning the first at least one thin solid material layer to form a nanodevice. In yet other embodiments, the methods comprise releasing the nanodevice from the polymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, DRS Network & Imaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Victor M. Bright, Steven George, Joseph J. Brown, Nathan T. Eigenfeld, Jason M. Gray, George Dee Skidmore
  • Publication number: 20170332179
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides nano-scale heaters, such as nano-scale thermoacoustic loudspeakers comprising suspended metal nanobridges prepared using atomic layer deposition (ALD). The loudspeakers of the invention are capable of producing audible sound when stimulated with an electrical current or other energetic stimulus. In another aspect, the present invention provides methods of preparing and using such nanodevices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: VICTOR M. BRIGHT, JOSEPH J. BROWN
  • Publication number: 20160304341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel nano- and micro-electromechanical devices and novel methods of preparing them. In one aspect, the invention includes methods of preparing a nanodevice. In certain embodiments, the methods comprise coating a polymer layer with a first at least one thin solid material layer using atomic layer deposition (ALD), thus forming an ALD-generated layer. In other embodiments, the methods comprise patterning the first at least one thin solid material layer to form a nanodevice. In yet other embodiments, the methods comprise releasing the nanodevice from the polymer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Victor M. Bright, Steven George, Joseph J. Brown, Nathan T. Eigenfeld, Jason M. Gray, George Dee Skidmore
  • Publication number: 20160250823
    Abstract: A system that receives nanomaterials, forms nanofibrous materials therefrom, and collects these nanofibrous materials for subsequent applications. The system is coupled to a chamber that generates nanomaterials, typically carbon nanotubes produced from chemical vapor deposition, and includes a mechanism for spinning the nanotubes into yarns or tows. Alternatively, the system includes a mechanism for forming non-woven sheets from the nanotubes. The system also includes components for collecting the formed nanofibrous materials. Methods for forming and collecting the nanofibrous materials are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Joseph J. Brown, Jared K. Chaffee, Bruce Resnicoff, Peter Antoinette
  • Publication number: 20150176163
    Abstract: A system that receives nanomaterials, forms nanofibrous materials therefrom, and collects these nanofibrous materials for subsequent applications. The system include a housing coupled to a synthesis chamber within which nanotubes are produced. A spindle may extend from within the housing, across the inlet, and into the chamber for collecting nanotubes and twisting them into a yarn. A body portion may be positioned at an intake end of the spindle. The body portion may include a pathway for imparting a twisting force onto the flow of nanotubes and guide them into the spindle for collection and twisting into the nanofibrous yarn. Methods and apparatuses for forming nanofibrous are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Joseph J. Brown, Jared K. Chaffee, Bruce Resnicoff, Peter Antoinette
  • Patent number: 8999285
    Abstract: A system that receives nanomaterials, forms nanofibrous materials therefrom, and collects these nanofibrous materials for subsequent applications. The system include a housing coupled to a synthesis chamber within which nanotubes are produced. A spindle may extend from within the housing, across the inlet, and into the chamber for collecting nanotubes and twisting them into a yarn. A body portion may be positioned at an intake end of the spindle. The body portion may include a pathway for imparting a twisting force onto the flow of nanotubes and guide them into the spindle for collection and twisting into the nanofibrous yarn. Methods and apparatuses for forming nanofibrous are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Joseph J. Brown, Jared K. Chaffee, Bruce Resnicoff, Peter Antoinette
  • Publication number: 20110316183
    Abstract: A system that receives nanomaterials, forms nanofibrous materials therefrom, and collects these nanofibrous materials for subsequent applications. The system include a housing coupled to a synthesis chamber within which nanotubes are produced. A spindle may extend from within the housing, across the inlet, and into the chamber for collecting nanotubes and twisting them into a yarn. A body portion may be positioned at an intake end of the spindle. The body portion may include a pathway for imparting a twisting force onto the flow of nanotubes and guide them into the spindle for collection and twisting into the nanofibrous yarn. Methods and apparatuses for forming nanofibrous are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Joseph J. Brown, Jared K. Chaffee, Bruce Resnicoff, Peter Antoinette
  • Publication number: 20110214850
    Abstract: A heat-conducting medium for placement between a heat source and heat sink to facilitate transfer of heat from the source to the sink is provided. The heat-conducting medium can include a disk having relatively high thermal conductivity and heat spreading characteristics. The heat-conducting medium also includes a first recessed surface and an opposing second recessed surface. Extending from within each recessed surface is an array of heat conducting bristles to provide a plurality of contact points to the heat source and heat sink to aid in the transfer of heat. The recessed surfaces may be defined by a rim positioned circumferentially about the disk. The presence of the rim about each recessed surface acts to minimize the amount of pressure that may be exerted by the heat sink and the heat source against the bristles. A method for manufacturing the heat-conducting medium is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Joseph J. Brown
  • Patent number: 7993620
    Abstract: A system that receives nanomaterials, forms nanofibrous materials therefrom, and collects these nanofibrous materials for subsequent applications. The system is coupled to a chamber that generates nanomaterials, typically carbon nanotubes produced from chemical vapor deposition, and includes a mechanism for spinning the nanotubes into yarns or tows. Alternatively, the system includes a mechanism for forming non-woven sheets from the nanotubes. The system also includes components for collecting the formed nanofibrous materials. Methods for forming and collecting the nanofibrous materials are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Joseph J. Brown, Jared K. Chaffee, Bruce Resnicoff, Peter Antoinette
  • Patent number: 7898079
    Abstract: A heat-conducting medium for placement between a heat source and heat sink to facilitate transfer of heat from the source to the sink is provided. The heat-conducting medium can include a flexible member made from an array of interweaving carbon nanotubes. The heat-conducting medium may also include an upper surface against which a heat source may be placed, an opposing lower surface and edges about the member designed for coupling to a heat sink toward which heat from the heat source can be directed. The heat-conducting medium may also include a pad placed on the upper surface to provide structural support to the member. A method for manufacturing the heat-conducting medium is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Joseph J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20100324656
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a carbon composite is provided. The method includes providing a carbon-containing resin material to which an appropriate concentration of catalyst particles may be added. Thereafter, the catalyzed resin may be subject to a high temperature range, at which point carbon in the resin to begins to couple to the catalyst particles. Continual exposure to high temperature leads to additional attachment of carbon to existing carbon on the particles. Subsequently growth, within the resin material, of an array of carbon nanotubes occurs, as well as the formation of the composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Joseph J. Brown