Patents by Inventor Kevin Stapleton

Kevin Stapleton 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: 20220265647
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions for inhalation comprising a therapeutically effective dose of clofazimine wherein the clofazimine is provided in the form of a suspension, and processes for their preparation. Furthermore, the present invention provides pharmaceutical combinations comprising clofazimine in the form of an aerosol for pulmonary inhalation. The combinations and compositions provided by the present invention may be used in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of pulmonary infections caused by mycobacteria and other gram-positive bacteria, and of pulmonary fungal infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Hofmann, Stefan Ufer, Kevin Stapleton
  • Publication number: 20220023282
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions for inhalation comprising a therapeutically effective dose of bedaquiline wherein the bedaquiline is provided in the form of a suspension, or in which the bedaquiline is provided in the form of a dry powder, and processes for their preparation. Furthermore, the present invention provides pharmaceutical combinations comprising bedaquiline in the form of an aerosol for pulmonary inhalation. The combinations and compositions provided by the present invention may be used in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of pulmonary infections caused by mycobacteria and other gram-positive bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Hofmann, Stefan Ufer, Kevin Stapleton
  • Patent number: 11228274
    Abstract: A system for mounting solar panels on a building may include panel mounting brackets each including a base to be positioned on the building and a vertical extension having a proximal end coupled to the base and a distal end vertically spaced apart from the base. The system may also include interior mounting clamps each including a leg having a proximal end to be coupled to the distal end of the vertical extension of a given panel mounting bracket and a distal end. Each interior mounting clamp may also include a first lateral arm for securing a first solar panel to the given panel mounting bracket, and a second lateral arm for securing a second solar panel to the given panel mounting bracket. The second lateral arm may have a bottom surface positioned vertically above a bottom surface of the first lateral arm along the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Patent number: 11146207
    Abstract: A system for mounting a solar panel(s) on a building may include a panel mounting bracket(s) including a base to be positioned on the building, a vertical extension having a proximal end coupled to the base and a distal end vertically spaced apart from the base, and a first lateral extension carried on an exterior surface of the vertical extension. An extension device for the at least one panel mounting bracket may include a first portion, a second portion carried by the first portion to be connected with the at least one solar panel, a second lateral extension carried by the second portion to be vertically aligned with the first lateral extension, and a screw including a head carried by the second portion to set the extension device relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Publication number: 20200244214
    Abstract: A system for mounting solar panels on a building may include panel mounting brackets each including a base to be positioned on the building and a vertical extension having a proximal end coupled to the base and a distal end vertically spaced apart from the base. The system may also include interior mounting clamps each including a leg having a proximal end to be coupled to the distal end of the vertical extension of a given panel mounting bracket and a distal end. Each interior mounting clamp may also include a first lateral arm for securing a first solar panel to the given panel mounting bracket, and a second lateral arm for securing a second solar panel to the given panel mounting bracket. The second lateral arm may have a bottom surface positioned vertically above a bottom surface of the first lateral arm along the leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: KEVIN STAPLETON
  • Patent number: 10630229
    Abstract: A system for mounting a plurality of solar panels on a building may include mounting brackets each including a base to be positioned on the building and a vertical extension coupled to the base. A plurality of interior mounting clamps may each include a leg to be coupled to the vertical extension of a given panel mounting bracket. Each interior mounting clamp may also include a first lateral arm coupled to a distal end of the leg on a first side thereof for securing a first panel to the given panel mounting bracket with the first lateral arm having a first thickness, and a second lateral arm coupled to the distal end of the leg on a second side thereof opposite the first side for securing a second panel to the given panel mounting bracket with the second lateral arm having a second thickness less than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Publication number: 20190363668
    Abstract: A system for mounting a solar panel(s) on a building may include a panel mounting bracket(s) including a base to be positioned on the building, a vertical extension having a proximal end coupled to the base and a distal end vertically spaced apart from the base, and a first lateral extension carried on an exterior surface of the vertical extension. An extension device for the at least one panel mounting bracket may include a first portion, a second portion carried by the first portion to be connected with the at least one solar panel, a second lateral extension carried by the second portion to be vertically aligned with the first lateral extension, and a screw including a head carried by the second portion to set the extension device relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Patent number: 10381972
    Abstract: A system for mounting at least one solar panel on a building may include at least one panel mounting bracket including a base to be positioned on the building, a vertical extension having a proximal end coupled to the base and a distal end vertically spaced apart from the base, and a first lateral extension carried on an exterior surface of the vertical extension. The system may further include an adjustable height extension device for the at least one panel mounting bracket including a lower portion, an upper portion carried by the lower portion to be connected with the at least one solar panel, a second lateral extension carried by the upper portion and vertically aligned with the first lateral extension, and a height adjustment screw including a head carried by the upper portion to set a vertical height of the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Publication number: 20180102731
    Abstract: A system for mounting a plurality of solar panels on a building may include mounting brackets each including a base to be positioned on the building and a vertical extension coupled to the base. A plurality of interior mounting clamps may each include a leg to be coupled to the vertical extension of a given panel mounting bracket. Each interior mounting clamp may also include a first lateral arm coupled to a distal end of the leg on a first side thereof for securing a first panel to the given panel mounting bracket with the first lateral arm having a first thickness, and a second lateral arm coupled to the distal end of the leg on a second side thereof opposite the first side for securing a second panel to the given panel mounting bracket with the second lateral arm having a second thickness less than the first thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Publication number: 20180054154
    Abstract: A system for mounting at least one solar panel on a building may include at least one panel mounting bracket including a base to be positioned on the building, a vertical extension having a proximal end coupled to the base and a distal end vertically spaced apart from the base, and a first lateral extension carried on an exterior surface of the vertical extension. The system may further include an adjustable height extension device for the at least one panel mounting bracket including a lower portion, an upper portion carried by the lower portion to be connected with the at least one solar panel, a second lateral extension carried by the upper portion and vertically aligned with the first lateral extension, and a height adjustment screw including a head carried by the upper portion to set a vertical height of the upper portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Patent number: 9806667
    Abstract: A system for mounting a solar panel(s) may include a panel mounting bracket(s) having a base to be positioned on a building and a vertical extension including spaced apart vertical sidewalls extending vertically upward from the base and defining a cavity therebetween with a cross-support member extending laterally between the vertical sidewalls across the cavity. An adjustable height extension device is also provided which may include a lower portion carried within the cavity of the vertical extension and vertically slidable within the cavity, an upper portion carried by the lower portion to be connected with the solar panel(s), and a vertical height adjustment member including a head carried by the upper portion and a shaft threadably received by the cross support member to cause the lower portion to slide vertically within the cavity to adjust a vertical height of the upper portion as the vertical height adjustment member is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Publication number: 20170290999
    Abstract: An improved inhalation device is provided for facilitating inhalation by a patient of powder medicaments contained in a receptacle. The inhalation device includes a staple assembly comprising a plunger and staple that are securely and robustly coupled to one another. Embodiments of the inhalation device have a cap that prevents or reduces the amount of dust and grime entering into the device. The cap is additionally configured to prevent or reduce inadvertent and unintentional operation of the device. The body portion and first casing portion of certain embodiments of the inhalation device are sealably coupled, restricting or reducing undesirable flow pathways that have an adverse effect on the operation of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Colleen Ellwanger, Brian Noble, Charles F. Ganem, Jake Ganem, Kevin Stapleton
  • Patent number: 9717866
    Abstract: An improved inhalation device is provided for facilitating inhalation by a patient of powder medicaments contained in a receptacle. The inhalation device includes a staple assembly comprising a plunger and staple that are securely and robustly coupled to one another. Embodiments of the inhalation device have a cap that prevents or reduces the amount of dust and grime entering into the device. The cap is additionally configured to prevent or reduce inadvertent and unintentional operation of the device. The body portion and first casing portion of certain embodiments of the inhalation device are sealably coupled, restricting or reducing undesirable flow pathways that have an adverse effect on the operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Civitas Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Colleen Ellwanger, Brian Noble, Chuck Ganem, Jake Ganem, Kevin Stapleton
  • Patent number: 9628018
    Abstract: A system for mounting a solar panel(s) on a building, where the solar panel has an outer frame defining a lip. The system may include a plurality of panel mounting brackets each including a base to be positioned on the building, and a vertical extension having a proximal end coupled to the base and a distal end vertically spaced apart from the base, with the distal end defining a fastener channel therein. The system may also include a plurality of mounting clamps each including a bottom flange, and a top flange spaced apart from the bottom flange and partially overhanging the bottom flange and defining a slot therebetween to receive the lip. An end extension may couple respective ends of the bottom flange and top flange together, and a fastener channel connector may be coupled to the bottom flange and configured to be slidably received within the fastener channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Publication number: 20170019058
    Abstract: A system for mounting a solar panel(s) may include a panel mounting bracket(s) having a base to be positioned on a building and a vertical extension including spaced apart vertical sidewalls extending vertically upward from the base and defining a cavity therebetween with a cross-support member extending laterally between the vertical sidewalls across the cavity. An adjustable height extension device is also provided which may include a lower portion carried within the cavity of the vertical extension and vertically slidable within the cavity, an upper portion carried by the lower portion to be connected with the solar panel(s), and a vertical height adjustment member including a head carried by the upper portion and a shaft threadably received by the cross support member to cause the lower portion to slide vertically within the cavity to adjust a vertical height of the upper portion as the vertical height adjustment member is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Publication number: 20160331914
    Abstract: An improved inhalation device is provided for facilitating inhalation by a patient of powder medicaments contained in a receptacle. The inhalation device includes a staple assembly comprising a plunger and staple that are securely and robustly coupled to one another. Embodiments of the inhalation device have a cap that prevents or reduces the amount of dust and grime entering into the device. The cap is additionally configured to prevent or reduce inadvertent and unintentional operation of the device. The body portion and first casing portion of certain embodiments of the inhalation device are sealably coupled, restricting or reducing undesirable flow pathways that have an adverse effect on the operation of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Colleen Ellwanger, Brian Noble, Chuck Ganem, Jake Ganem, Kevin Stapleton
  • Patent number: 9484853
    Abstract: A system for mounting at least one solar panel on a building may include at least one panel mounting bracket including a base to be positioned on the building, and a vertical extension having a proximal end coupled to the base and a distal end vertically spaced apart from the base. The vertical extension may have a cavity extending vertically therein. The system may also include an adjustable height extension device for the at least one panel mounting bracket including a lower portion carried within the cavity of the vertical extension and vertically slidable within the cavity, an upper portion carried by the lower portion to be connected with the at least one solar panel, and a vertical height adjustment member carried by the upper portion to cause the lower portion to slide vertically within the cavity to adjust a vertical height of the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Publication number: 20160315579
    Abstract: A system for mounting a solar panel(s) on a building, where the solar panel has an outer frame defining a lip. The system may include a plurality of panel mounting brackets each including a base to be positioned on the building, and a vertical extension having a proximal end coupled to the base and a distal end vertically spaced apart from the base, with the distal end defining a fastener channel therein. The system may also include a plurality of mounting clamps each including a bottom flange, and a top flange spaced apart from the bottom flange and partially overhanging the bottom flange and defining a slot therebetween to receive the lip. An end extension may couple respective ends of the bottom flange and top flange together, and a fastener channel connector may be coupled to the bottom flange and configured to be slidably received within the fastener channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton
  • Patent number: 9468728
    Abstract: An improved inhalation device is provided for facilitating inhalation by a patient of powder medicaments contained in a receptacle. The inhalation device includes a staple assembly comprising a plunger and staple that are securely and robustly coupled to one another. Embodiments of the inhalation device have a cap that prevents or reduces the amount of dust and grime entering into the device. The cap is additionally configured to prevent or reduce inadvertent and unintentional operation of the device. The body portion and first casing portion of certain embodiments of the inhalation device are sealably coupled, restricting or reducing undesirable flow pathways that have an adverse effect on the operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Civitas Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Colleen Ellwanger, Brian Noble, Chuck Ganem, Jake Ganem, Kevin Stapleton
  • Patent number: 9397605
    Abstract: A system for mounting a solar panel(s) on a building, where the solar panel has an outer frame defining a lip. The system may include a plurality of panel mounting brackets each including a base to be positioned on the building, and a vertical extension having a proximal end coupled to the base and a distal end vertically spaced apart from the base, with the distal end defining a fastener channel therein. The system may also include a plurality of mounting clamps each including a bottom flange, and a top flange spaced apart from the bottom flange and partially overhanging the bottom flange and defining a slot therebetween to receive the lip. An end extension may couple respective ends of the bottom flange and top flange together, and a fastener channel connector may be coupled to the bottom flange and configured to be slidably received within the fastener channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin Stapleton