Patents by Inventor Melissa Young Joyner

Melissa Young Joyner 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: 20240082044
    Abstract: A portable urine collection system (200) may include a urine collection device, a conduit (217) in fluid communication with the urine collection device (212), a urine collection container (214) having an interior region, a pump (216), and a container support (202). The pump is in fluid communication with the urine collection container and is configured to pull a vacuum on the interior region of the urine collection container effective to draw urine from the urine collection device through the conduit into the urine collection container. The container support is configured to detachably secure to a wheelchair and support at least the urine collection container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Hoang Nguyen, Charles Shermer, Katherine Van Orden, Camie L. Meller, Eric Alan Fallows, Eric Portante, Hersh Patel, Melody Kuroda, Melissa Young Joyner, Dana Ahmad Abdelal, Vinayaka Kulkarni, Audrey Earnshaw, Patrick Hudson Chancy
  • Publication number: 20240058160
    Abstract: A portable urine collection system (10) may include a urine collection device (12), a first conduit (17) in fluid communication with the urine collection device, a urine collection container (14) having an interior region, a pump (16), a sensor (215), and a cover. The pump is in fluid communication with the urine collection container and is configured to pull a vacuum on the interior region of the urine collection container effective to draw urine from the urine collection device through the first conduit into the urine collection container. The sensor is secured to the container and is configured to detect a property relating at least to a volume of the urine in the urine collection container. The cover is sized and dimensioned to hold at least the pump therein and obscure at least the pump from view outside the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Melissa Young Joyner, Dana Ahmad Abdelal, Vinayaka Kulkarni, Audrey Earnshaw, Patrick Hudson Chancy
  • Publication number: 20230031640
    Abstract: Examples relate to devices, systems, and methods for fluid collection such as urine. The urine collection device includes a fluid impermeable barrier and a fluid permeable body. The fluid impermeable barrier at least partially defines a chamber. The fluid impermeable barrier includes at least one elongated portion having a first width and distal to the aperture and a second portion having a second width greater than the first width. The second portion at least partially defines an opening in the fluid impermeable barrier, and the opening has a maximum lateral dimension greater than the first width of the elongated portion. The fluid permeable body is configured to wick fluid away from the opening into the at least one elongated portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: James David Hughett, Sr., Rodrigo Fernandez, Melissa Young Joyner, Wanfei Yang, Larry Dean Alder, Kuilin Lai, Nathaniel Barnes
  • Publication number: 20220265462
    Abstract: An example fluid collection assembly includes a fluid impermeable barrier defining at least one opening, a chamber in fluid communication with the at least one opening, and at least one fluid outlet. The fluid collection assembly also includes at least one porous material (e.g., at least one wicking material) disposed in the chamber. The fluid collection assembly also includes at least one conduit attached to the fluid outlet. Further, the fluid collection assembly includes one or more leak prevention features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Larry Dean Alder, Nathaniel Barnes, Caitlin Bowles, Patrick Hudson Chancy, Jingkuang Chen, Juan Alejandro Saavedra Cisneros, Brandt Davis, Kyle Daw, Rodrigo Fernandez, Joseph Filbrun, Jeff Edward Franklin, Claire Gloeckner, Ginger Hiett, Hannah Hinesley, Ping Huang, James David Hughett, SR., Melissa Young Joyner, Kevin Michael Knollman, Kuilin Lai, Michael Lambert, Henri Madigan, Hassana Salifu, Misty Savage, Michelle Schnell, David Simiele, Michelle Tourchak, Kyra Wesner, Mackenzie Wier, Wanfei Yang