Patents by Inventor Kent Moore

Kent Moore 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: 20210403708
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced polymer composition a plurality of continuous fibers embedded and distributed within a thermoplastic polymer matrix is provided. The thermoplastic polymer matrix constitutes from about 20 wt. % to about 90 wt. % of the composition and the continuous fibers constitute from about 10 wt. % to about 80 wt. % of the composition. Further, the polymer composition has a deflection temperature under load of about 60° C. or more as determined in accordance with ISO 75:2013 at a load of 3.5 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: David W. Eastep, Kent Moore
  • Patent number: 11129586
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system can include first and second ultrasound transducer arrays and a processor circuit, coupled to the first and second ultrasound transducer arrays. The processor circuit can be configured to generate separate first and second volumetric ultrasound image data sets using the first and second ultrasound transducer arrays respectively and configured to combine the separate first and second volumetric ultrasound image data sets to generate an integrated volumetric image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Volumetrics Medical Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Kent Moore, Olaf Von Ramm
  • Publication number: 20210186384
    Abstract: A method for operating a medical device includes activating a processor in the medical device in a low-power operating mode, measuring a first voltage level of the battery, applying at least one discharge pulse to the battery in response to the first voltage level of the battery being greater than a predetermined passivation minimum voltage threshold and less than a predetermined passivation maximum voltage threshold, measuring a second voltage level of the battery after the at least one discharge pulse, and operating the processor in the medical device in an increased-power operating mode to continue operation of the medical device only in response to the second voltage level being greater than or equal to a predetermined operating voltage threshold, the predetermined operating voltage threshold being greater than the predetermined passivation minimum voltage threshold and less than or equal to the predetermined passivation maximum voltage threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Lewis Lockridge, Duane Patrick Fridley, Kurt Gerard Klem, Michael Joseph Blackburn, Nathan Eugene Manlove, Steven Kent Moore, Marshall M. Parker
  • Patent number: 10835316
    Abstract: An emitter assembly can include a proximal shaft, a distal shaft, a shunt that connects the proximal shaft to the distal shaft, and a tip that is connected to a distal end of the distal shaft. An inner conductor can extend through the proximal shaft, the shunt, and the distal shaft and into the tip to provide microwave energy to the tip. An outer conductor can extend into the shunt. The shunt can therefore form an electrical connection between the outer conductor and a proximal ring of electrically conductive material formed on an exterior surface of the distal shaft. Distal shaft can be made of a thermally conductive but electrically insulated material to facilitate transfer of heat from the distal shaft to the proximal shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Endocare, Inc.
    Inventors: Chet M. Crump, Kent Moore, Mark Sedlacek, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Publication number: 20190117305
    Abstract: An emitter assembly can include a proximal shaft, a distal shaft, a shunt that connects the proximal shaft to the distal shaft, and a tip that is connected to a distal end of the distal shaft. An inner conductor can extend through the proximal shaft, the shunt, and the distal shaft and into the tip to provide microwave energy to the tip. An outer conductor can extend into the shunt. The shunt can therefore form an electrical connection between the outer conductor and a proximal ring of electrically conductive material formed on an exterior surface of the distal shaft. Distal shaft can be made of a thermally conductive but electrically insulated material to facilitate transfer of heat from the distal shaft to the proximal shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Chet M. Crump, Kent Moore, Mark Sedlacek, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Patent number: 9968400
    Abstract: An emitter assembly can include a proximal shaft, a distal shaft, a shunt that connects the proximal shaft to the distal shaft, and a tip that is connected to a distal end of the distal shaft. An inner conductor can extend through the proximal shaft, the shunt, and the distal shaft and into the tip to provide microwave energy to the tip. An outer conductor can extend into the shunt. The shunt can therefore form an electrical connection between the outer conductor and a proximal ring of electrically conductive material formed on an exterior surface of the distal shaft. Distal shaft can be made of a thermally conductive but electrically insulated material to facilitate transfer of heat from the distal shaft to the proximal shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PERSEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chet M. Crump, Kent Moore, Mark Sedlacek, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Publication number: 20150366613
    Abstract: Ablation probes can include one or more metalized ceramic components. A metalized ceramic component can include one or more traces for conducting electrical energy and/or for functioning as an antenna for emitting radiation during an ablation procedure. A shaft of an ablation probe may be formed of metalized ceramic to give the shaft strength and to provide an electrical insulator between traces formed on the shaft and other components of the probe. A tip of an ablation probe may also be formed of metalized ceramic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Chet M. Crump, Kent Moore, Mark Sedlacek, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Publication number: 20150366612
    Abstract: An emitter assembly can include a proximal shaft, a distal shaft, a shunt that connects the proximal shaft to the distal shaft, and a tip that is connected to a distal end of the distal shaft. An inner conductor can extend through the proximal shaft, the shunt, and the distal shaft and into the tip to provide microwave energy to the tip. An outer conductor can extend into the shunt. The shunt can therefore form an electrical connection between the outer conductor and a proximal ring of electrically conductive material formed on an exterior surface of the distal shaft. Distal shaft can be made of a thermally conductive but electrically insulated material to facilitate transfer of heat from the distal shaft to the proximal shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Chet M. Crump, Kent Moore, Mark Sedlacek, Todd H. Turnlund
  • Patent number: 8636661
    Abstract: An embeddable module for measuring a blood glucose level may be embedded in an external host and may comprise a host interface, a microcontroller, an ASIC, a temperature measuring element, and a measurement strip port. The host interface may permit electrical communication between the host and the microcontroller. The microcontroller and ASIC may communicate with each other and may work together to measure the blood glucose level of a blood sample. The measurement strip port may receive a removable measurement strip having the blood sample. The ASIC may communicate with the measurement strip port such that the ASIC may receive signals from the measurement strip port related to the blood glucose level of the blood sample. The temperature measuring element may be in electrical communication with the microcontroller and may measure the temperature of the module and transmit signals to the microcontroller related to the temperature of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol Batman, Blaine Edward Ramey, Timothy Peter Engelhardt, Michel A. Cadio, Steven Kent Moore, Ricky Lee Collins, Michael L. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130072924
    Abstract: A radio frequency ablation antenna is disclosed. The micro-strip ablation antenna has a dielectric member having a substantially tubular shape. A first conductor is disposed within the dielectric member, and a second conductor is disposed on an outer surface of the dielectric member. The first conductor is configured to be electrically connected to a radio frequency source or ground, and the second conductor is configured to be electrically connected to the other of the radio frequency source or the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: BSD MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert H. Burgener, Todd H. Turnlund, Chet M. Crump, Kent Moore
  • Patent number: 8162820
    Abstract: A system and method for acquiring measurements of a portion of a patient's anatomy are provided. For example, the system includes a stereovideoscope including a scope coupled to a flexible tubing and configured to be positioned within the patient's body. The scope includes a plurality of stereoscopic lenses configured to capture data indicative of the portion of the patient's anatomy, and the flexible tubing includes a biocompatible material. In addition, the system includes a processing element that is in communication with the stereovideoscope and that is configured to generate an image based on the captured data in order to acquire at least one geometrical measurement indicative of the portion of the patient's upper airway and to determine a probabilty of the patient's response to a tongue-base treatment based on the at least one geometrical meaurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Kent Moore
  • Publication number: 20100312082
    Abstract: An embeddable module for measuring a blood glucose level may be embedded in an external host and may comprise a host interface, a microcontroller, an ASIC, a temperature measuring element, and a measurement strip port. The host interface may permit electrical communication between the host and the microcontroller. The microcontroller and ASIC may communicate with each other and may work together to measure the blood glucose level of a blood sample. The measurement strip port may receive a removable measurement strip having the blood sample. The ASIC may communicate with the measurement strip port such that the ASIC may receive signals from the measurement strip port related to the blood glucose level of the blood sample. The temperature measuring element may be in electrical communication with the microcontroller and may measure the temperature of the module and transmit signals to the microcontroller related to the temperature of the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Carol Batman, Blaine Edward Ramey, Timothy Peter Engelhardt, Michel Cadio, Steven Kent Moore, Ricky Lee Collins, Michael L. Brown
  • Patent number: 7697968
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and system for predicting a response to tongue-base therapies (particularly as it relates to obstructive sleep apnea) are provided. The method includes generating with a processing element a plurality of images of at least a portion of a patient's anatomy, acquiring data indicative of the portion of the patient's anatomy from the images, and determining a probability of a patient's response to a tongue-base treatment based on the acquired data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Kent Moore
  • Publication number: 20090198100
    Abstract: A system and method for acquiring measurements of a portion of a patient's anatomy are provided. For example, the system includes a stereovideoscope including a scope coupled to a flexible tubing and configured to be positioned within the patient's body. The scope includes a plurality of stereoscopic lenses configured to capture data indicative of the portion of the patient's anatomy, and the flexible tubing includes a biocompatible material. In addition, the system includes a processing element that is in communication with the stereovideoscope and that is configured to generate an image based on the captured data in order to acquire at least one geometrical measurement indicative of the portion of the patient's anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Kent Moore
  • Publication number: 20070239056
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and system for predicting a response to tongue-base therapies (particularly as it relates to obstructive sleep apnea) are provided. The method includes generating with a processing element a plurality of images of at least a portion of a patient's anatomy, acquiring data indicative of the portion of the patient's anatomy from the images, and determining a probability of a patient's response to a tongue-base treatment based on the acquired data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventor: Kent Moore
  • Publication number: 20030204331
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for automated sample processing. The invention comprises introducing a sample into a multistep dilution procedure at a step that is chosen based on the concentration of target analyte in the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Duncan Whitney, Anthony P. Shuber, James Kent Moore
  • Patent number: 5811607
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for the recovery of hydrocarbons from hydrocarbon containing composite materials, particularly roofing materials including asphalt and solid components to recover asphalt and the solid components. The process includes the steps of: agitating the materials with a solvent, preferably a terpene, to form a hydrocarbon/solvent mixture; heating the hydrocarbon/solvent mixture to vaporize the solvent; recovering the hydrocarbons; and recovering the solvent as a liquid by condensing the solvent vapor. The apparatus includes a composite materials washer for holding the composite materials and a solvent; means for agitating the composite materials washer to dissolve the hydrocarbons in the solvent; and a separator for vaporizing the solvent in the hydrocarbon/solvent mixture and recovering the hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Inventors: Anthony D. Richardt, Ervin W. Savage, Keith Moore, Kent Moore