Patents by Inventor Michael F. Lang

Michael F. Lang 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).

  • Patent number: 10452082
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser and method of operating the same. The fluid dispenser can include a wheel driven by diluent passing along a flow path in the fluid dispenser. The wheel can be connected to a pump to pump fluid from a reservoir for dispense into the diluent. In some embodiments, the ratio of wheel rotations to pump cycles is selected to provide a desired and repeatable dilution ratio of concentrated fluid to diluent. The fluid dispenser can be portable and/or disposable, and in some embodiments is adapted for installation on an upper rim of a reservoir wall. Also, the fluid dispenser can be provided with a baffle limiting the velocity and impact of incoming diluent to the wheel driving the pump, thereby improving dosing accuracy of the dispenser in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Bertucci, Christopher F. Lang, Susan K. Lewis, Justin M. Nunez, Timothy S. Jones, Steven E. Schiller, Wayne Phillips
  • Patent number: 7037490
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying to a surface of mammalian tissue including soft, living tissue an initially fluent material and then activating the material by exposure to an energy source. The material may be a liquid capable of polymerization to a non-fluent state by exposure to actinic light. The device, and methods that may be practiced in association with the device, enable a wide range of medical conditions to be treated including, for example, the application of a barrier to soft tissue to prevent post-surgical adhesions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Genzyme Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen C. Rowe, Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Stephen J. Herman, Vae Sun, Michael F. Lang, George E. Selecman, Frederick F. Ahari
  • Patent number: 6960340
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying to a surface of mammalian tissue including soft, living tissue an initially fluent material and then activating the material by exposure to an energy source. The material may be a liquid capable of polymerization to a non-fluent state by exposure to actinic light. The device, and methods that may be practiced in association with the device, enable a wide range of medical conditions to be treated including, for example, the application of a barrier to soft tissue to prevent post-surgical adhesions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Focal, Inc
    Inventors: Stephen C. Rowe, Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Stephen J. Herman, Vae Sun, Michael F. Lang, George E. Selecman, Frederick F. Ahari
  • Publication number: 20040130057
    Abstract: A method of embossing a sheet material includes: heating at least a portion of the sheet directly or indirectly with radiant energy from a radiant energy source; pressing a tool against the heated portion of the sheet, thereby patterning a surface of the sheet; and separating the sheet and the tool. The radiant energy may travel through a solid material that is relatively transparent to radiation, on its way to being absorbed by a relatively-absorptive material. The relatively-transparent material may be an unheated portion of the sheet, and the relatively-absorptive material may be either the tool or the heated portion of the sheet. Alternatively, the relatively-transparent material may be the tool, and the relatively-absorptive material may be all or part of the sheet. The method may be performed as one or more roll-to-roll operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Reza Mehrabi, David N. Edwards, Robert J. Fermin, Ali R. Mehrabi, Chunhwa Wang, Rishikesh K. Bharadwaj, Ronald F. Sieloff, Hsiao Ken Chuang, Dennis I. Couzin, Karen L. Spilizewski, William J. Buttermore, Donald J. Davis, Christopher P. Frank, Barbara B. Hyde, Michael F. Lang, Keith A. Lutz, Austin E. Short, Mark Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20040131554
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying to a surface of mammalian tissue including soft, living tissue an initially fluent material and then activating the material by exposure to an energy source. The material may be a liquid capable of polymerization to a non-fluent state by exposure to actinic light. The device, and methods that may be practiced in association with the device, enable a wide range of medical conditions to be treated including, for example, the application of a barrier to soft tissue to prevent post-surgical adhesions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: Focal, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Rowe, Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Stephen J. Herman, Vae Sun, Michael F. Lang, George E. Selecman, Frederick F. Ahari
  • Publication number: 20030032916
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying to a surface of mammalian tissue including soft, living tissue an initially fluent material and then activating the material by exposure to an energy source. The material may be a liquid capable of polymerization to a non-fluent state by exposure to actinic light. The device, and methods that may be practiced in association with the device, enable a wide range of medical conditions to be treated including, for example, the application of a barrier to soft tissue to prevent post-surgical adhesions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Applicant: Focal, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Rowe, Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Stephen J. Herman, Vae Sun, Michael F. Lang, George E. Selecman, Frederick F. Ahari
  • Patent number: 6468520
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying to a surface of mammalian tissue including soft, living tissue an initially fluent material and then activating the material by exposure to an energy source. The material may be a liquid capable of polymerization to a non-fluent state by exposure to actinic light. The device, and methods that may be practiced in association with the device, enable a wide range of medical conditions to be treated including, for example, the application of a barrier to soft tissue to prevent post-surgical adhesions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Focal, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Rowe, Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Stephen J. Herman, Vae Sun, Michael F. Lang, George E. Selecman, Frederick F. Ahari
  • Patent number: 6004547
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying to a surface of mammalian tissue including soft, living tissue an initially fluent material and then activating the material by exposure to an energy source. The material may be a liquid capable of polymerization to a non-fluent state by exposure to actinic light. The device, and methods that may be practised in association with the device, enable a wide range of medical conditions to be treated including, for example, the application of a barrier to soft tissue to prevent post-surgical adhesions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Focal, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Rowe, Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Stephen J. Herman, Vae Sun, Michael F. Lang, George E. Selecman, Frederick F. Ahari
  • Patent number: 5698189
    Abstract: This invention relates to devices and techniques for applying therapeutic polymeric material to living tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Focal, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Rowe, Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Stephen J. Herman, Vae Sun, Michael F. Lang, George E. Selecman, Frederick F. Ahari
  • Patent number: 5612050
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for applying to a surface of mammalian tissue including soft, living tissue an initially fluent material and then activating the material by exposure to an energy source. The material may be a liquid capable of polymerization to a non-fluent state by exposure to actinic light. The device, and methods that may be practiced in association with the device, enable a wide range of medical conditions to be treated including, for example, the application of a barrier to, soft tissue to prevent post-surgical adhesions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Focal, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Rowe, Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Stephen J. Herman, Vae Sun, Michael F. Lang, George E. Selecman, Frederick F. Ahari