Patents by Inventor Michael J. Collins

Michael J. Collins 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: 11110212
    Abstract: A blood circuit assembly for a dialysis unit may include an organizing tray, a pair of pneumatic pumps mounted to the organizing tray for circulating blood received from a patient through a circuit including a dialyzer unit and returned to the patient, an air trap mounted to the organizing tray arranged to remove air from blood circulating in the circuit, a pair of dialyzer connections arranged to connect to the inlet and outlet of a dialyzer unit, and a pair of blood line connectors, one inlet blood line connector for receiving blood from the patient and providing blood to the pneumatic pumps and the other outlet blood line connector for returning blood to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Kevin L. Grant, James D. Dale, Michael J. Wilt, Jason A. Demers, David E. Collins, Brian D. Tracey
  • Publication number: 20210191155
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to ophthalmic devices such as ophthalmic lenses. An ophthalmic device may comprise an ophthalmic lens for at least one of slowing, retarding or preventing myopia progression. The ophthalmic lens may comprise a center zone with a negative power for myopic vision correction; and at least one treatment zone surrounding the center zone, the at least one treatment zone having a power profile comprising an ADD power, the at least one treatment zone having a surface shape comprising a portion of a generally toroidal shape, wherein the at least one treatment zone is arranged as to form a continuous surface with the center zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Xu Cheng, Jaclyn V. Hernandez, Michael J. Collins, Brett A. Davis, Fan Yi, Derek Dean Nankivil
  • Publication number: 20210191156
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to ophthalmic devices such as ophthalmic lenses. An ophthalmic device may comprise an ophthalmic lens for at least one of slowing, retarding or preventing myopia progression. The ophthalmic lens may comprise a center zone with a negative power for myopic vision correction; and at least one treatment zone surrounding the center zone, the at least one treatment zone having a power profile comprising an ADD power, the at least one treatment zone having a surface shape comprising a portion of a generally toroidal shape, wherein the at least one treatment zone is arranged as to form a continuous surface with the center zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Xu Cheng, Jaclyn V. Hernandez, Michael J. Collins, Brett A. Davis, Fan Yi, Derek Dean Nankivil
  • Publication number: 20210116336
    Abstract: An extraction method for preparing samples for analytical analysis is disclosed. The method includes the steps of placing a sample matrix containing one or more analytes in a heat conductive sample cup, positioning the heat conductive sample cup in a pressure-resistant reaction chamber, dispensing solvent into the heat conductive sample cup, dispersing the solvent and the sample matrix in the sample cup in the reaction chamber, heating the sample matrix and the extraction solvent in the heat conductive sample cup in the reaction chamber to a temperature at which the dispensed solvent generates an above-atmospheric pressure, and releasing the extraction solvent extract from the sample cup at atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: CEM Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Collins, SR., Joseph J. Lambert, Matthew N. Beard, Paul C. Elliott
  • Patent number: 10928654
    Abstract: Lenses are designed using the corneal topography or wavefront measurements of the eye derived by subtracting the optical power of the eye after orthokeratology treatment from the optical power before orthokeratology treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Collins, Brett A. Davis, Khaled A. Chehab, Xu Cheng, Daoud Robert Iskander
  • Publication number: 20210033889
    Abstract: Contact lenses incorporate high plus or add power profiles that at least one of slow, retard or preventing myopia progression and minimize halo effect. The lens includes a center zone with a negative power for myopic vision correction; and at least one treatment zone surrounding the center zone, the at least one treatment zone having a power profile that increases from an outer margin of the center zone to a positive power within the at least one treatment zone of greater than +5.00D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Khaled Chehab, Xu Cheng, Michael J. Collins, Manwai Charis Lau, Eric R. Ritchey, Xin Wei
  • Patent number: 10901237
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to ophthalmic devices such as ophthalmic lenses. An ophthalmic device may comprise an ophthalmic lens for at least one of slowing, retarding or preventing myopia progression. The ophthalmic lens may comprise a center zone with a negative power for myopic vision correction; and at least one treatment zone surrounding the center zone, the at least one treatment zone having a power profile comprising an ADD power, the at least one treatment zone having a surface shape comprising a portion of a generally toroidal shape, wherein the at least one treatment zone is arranged as to form a continuous surface with the center zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Xu Cheng, Jaclyn V. Hernandez, Michael J. Collins, Brett A. Davis, Fan Yi, Derek Dean Nankivil
  • Patent number: 10859857
    Abstract: Ophthalmic lenses incorporate multifocal properties for the purpose of slowing, retarding, controlling or preventing myopia development or progression, correcting presbyopic vision or allowing extended depth of focus. The lens has electronically controlled adjustable focus where the change in focus oscillates so rapidly that it is imperceptible to human vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Salvatore Caldarise, Khaled Chehab, Xu Cheng, Michael J. Collins, Brett A. Davis, Jaclyn Hernandez, Adam Toner, Fan Yi
  • Patent number: 10838236
    Abstract: Contact lenses incorporate high plus or add power profiles that at least one of slow, retard or preventing myopia progression and minimize halo effect. The lens includes a center zone with a negative power for myopic vision correction; and at least one treatment zone surrounding the center zone, the at least one treatment zone having a power profile that increases from an outer margin of the center zone to a positive power within the at least one treatment zone of greater than +5.00 D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Khaled Chehab, Xu Cheng, Michael J. Collins, Manwai Charis Lau, Eric R. Ritchey, Xin Wei
  • Patent number: 10823980
    Abstract: Contact lenses incorporate high plus or add power profiles that at least one of slow, retard or preventing myopia progression and minimize halo effect. The lens includes a center zone with a negative power for myopic vision correction; and at least one treatment zone surrounding the center zone, the at least one treatment zone having a power profile that increases from an outer margin of the center zone to a positive power within the at least one treatment zone of greater than +5.00 D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Khaled Chehab, Xu Cheng, Michael J. Collins, Manwai Charis Lau, Eric R. Ritchey, Xin Wei
  • Patent number: 10758880
    Abstract: An instrument system for acid digestion is disclosed. The instrument includes a heating block, a reaction vessel formed of a polymer that is resistant to acid and other chemical attack at temperatures above 150° C. and that has a structure (thickness, etc.) sufficient to withstand pressures above atmospheric, a metal sleeve surrounding the polymeric reaction vessel, and an opening in the block that has a cross-section corresponding to the cross-section of the metal sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CEM Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Collins, Jr., Joseph J. Lambert, Matt Beard, Dwight D. Watkins, Timothy A. Zawatsky, Taylor M. Hostak
  • Patent number: 10677696
    Abstract: An extraction method for preparing samples for analytical analysis is disclosed. The method includes the steps of placing a sample matrix containing one or more analytes in a heat conductive sample cup, positioning the heat conductive sample cup in a pressure-resistant reaction chamber, dispensing solvent into the heat conductive sample cup, dispersing the solvent and the sample matrix in the sample cup in the reaction chamber, heating the sample matrix and the extraction solvent in the heat conductive sample cup in the reaction chamber to a temperature at which the dispensed solvent generates an above-atmospheric pressure, and releasing the extraction solvent extract from the sample cup at atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CEM Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Collins, Sr., Joseph J. Lambert, Matthew N. Beard, Paul C. Elliott
  • Patent number: 10580724
    Abstract: Systems and methods for screening applicants are disclosed herein. A method of screening applicants is performed by a screening server. The server begins by receiving a selection of screening services and an applicant profile that identifies an applicant. The screening continues by generating screening results specified by the selection of screening services based on the applicant profile. A property manager is then notified that the screening results are available for the applicant based upon the applicant profile. The screening results are then provided to the property manager based upon the applicant profile. Based on these screening results, the screener or property manager can make a decision about the applicant and communicate a decision action to the applicant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TRANSUNION RENTAL SCREENING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Britti, Robert D. Thornley, Joel R Springer, Michael J. Mauseth, Michael J. Collins
  • Publication number: 20190291070
    Abstract: A combination for carrying out microwave assisted reactions is disclosed, such as acid digestion and solvent extraction. The combination includes a microwave transparent pressure-resistant reaction vessel and a flexible film fluoropolymer liner inside the reaction vessel. The flexible film liner has a size and shape that substantially conforms to the inner walls of the reaction vessel. A pressure-relief closure is positioned on the reaction vessel and the flexible film liner, and an infrared temperature detector that operates in wavelengths (frequencies) to which both the reaction vessel and the flexible liner are transparent, so that an exact fit and conductive heating to the outside of the reaction vessel are not required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: CEM Corporation
    Inventors: Wyatt P. Hargett, JR., Michael J. Collins, SR.
  • Publication number: 20190278107
    Abstract: Contact lenses incorporate high plus or add power profiles that at least one of slow, retard or preventing myopia progression and minimize halo effect. The lens includes a center zone with a negative power for myopic vision correction; and at least one treatment zone surrounding the center zone, the at least one treatment zone having a power profile that increases from an outer margin of the center zone to a positive power within the at least one treatment zone of greater than +5.00 D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Khaled Chehab, Xu Cheng, Michael J. Collins, Manwai Charis Lau, Eric R. Ritchey, Xin Wei
  • Publication number: 20190278106
    Abstract: Contact lenses incorporate high plus or add power profiles that at least one of slow, retard or preventing myopia progression and minimize halo effect. The lens includes a center zone with a negative power for myopic vision correction; and at least one treatment zone surrounding the center zone, the at least one treatment zone having a power profile that increases from an outer margin of the center zone to a positive power within the at least one treatment zone of greater than +5.00D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Khaled Chehab, Xu Cheng, Michael J. Collins, Manwai Charis Lau, Eric R. Ritchey, Xin Wei
  • Publication number: 20190257726
    Abstract: An energized dispersive extraction method for sample preparation for analysis is disclosed. The method includes the steps of placing an extraction solvent, sorbent particles, and a sample matrix containing an analyte in a heat conductive sample cup; positioning the sample cup in a pressure-resistant reaction chamber; dispersing the solvent and the sample matrix in the sample cup in the reaction chamber; heating the sample matrix and the solvent in the sample cup in the reaction chamber to a temperature that generates an above-atmospheric pressure; draining the solvent extract from the sample cup at atmospheric pressure; and collecting the solvent extract for analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: CEM Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Collins, SR., Joseph J. Lambert, Matthew N. Beard, Paul C. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20190227342
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to ophthalmic devices such as ophthalmic lenses. An ophthalmic device may comprise an ophthalmic lens for at least one of slowing, retarding or preventing myopia progression. The ophthalmic lens may comprise a center zone with a negative power for myopic vision correction; and at least one treatment zone surrounding the center zone, the at least one treatment zone having a power profile comprising an ADD power, the at least one treatment zone having a surface shape comprising a portion of a generally toroidal shape, wherein the at least one treatment zone is arranged as to form a continuous surface with the center zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Xu Cheng, Jaclyn V. Hernandez, Michael J. Collins, Brett A. Davis, Fan Yi, Derek Dean Nankivil
  • Patent number: 10359646
    Abstract: Contact lenses incorporate high plus or add power profiles that at least one of slow, retard or preventing myopia progression and minimize halo effect. The lens includes a center zone with a negative power for myopic vision correction; and at least one treatment zone surrounding the center zone, the at least one treatment zone having a power profile that increases from an outer margin of the center zone to a positive power within the at least one treatment zone of greater than +5.00 D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Khaled Chehab, Xu Cheng, Michael J. Collins, Manwai Charis Lau, Eric R. Ritchey, Xin Wei
  • Patent number: 10330573
    Abstract: An extraction method for preparing samples for analytical analysis is disclosed. The method includes the steps of placing a sample matrix containing one or more analytes in a heat conductive sample cup, positioning the heat conductive sample cup in a pressure-resistant reaction chamber, dispensing solvent into the heat conductive sample cup, dispersing the solvent and the sample matrix in the sample cup in the reaction chamber, heating the sample matrix and the extraction solvent in the heat conductive sample cup in the reaction chamber to a temperature at which the dispensed solvent generates an above-atmospheric pressure, and releasing the extraction solvent extract from the sample cup at atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CEM Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Collins, Sr., Joseph J. Lambert, Matthew N. Beard, Paul C. Elliott