Patents by Inventor Patrick Fisher

Patrick Fisher 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: 20190242178
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer, a first metallic layer, a second dielectric layer, a second metallic layer, a third dielectric layer, a third metallic layer, a fourth dielectric layer, a fourth metallic layer and a fifth dielectric layer. At least one of the metallic layers is a discontinuous metallic layer having discontinuous metallic regions. An optional primer is positioned over any one of the metallic layers. Optionally a protective layer is provided as the outer most layer over the fifth dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: VITRO FLAT GLASS LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Fisher, Paul A. Medwick, James W. McCamy
  • Patent number: 10328278
    Abstract: A device for loading brachytherapy seeds and spacers into a sleeve. The device holds two or more seed or spacer cartridges of different radioactive species and dosage. The user rotates a selector for selecting a desired cartridge and, with each depression of a spring-biased plunger, pushes a seed or spacer into a channel in an inspection area. The process is repeated for the desired number and order of seeds and spacers in sequence to form a strand. The strand can be seen in the channel with the unaided eye through a transparent window. The window is part of a hinged door that can be opened and the sequence of the seeds and spacers rearranged with forceps. Once the strand is arranged as desired, it is pushed into a sleeve in a removable sleeve holder. During radiation treatment, the filled sleeve is removed from the sleeve holder and implanted into patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Isoray Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Michael L. Krachon, Patrick Strane, Michael A Fisher, Keooudone Thavone
  • Publication number: 20190041550
    Abstract: Methods of processing coated articles, such as transparencies, are provided comprising flash annealing one or more layers of the coated article. The one or more layers may be reflective metallic layers, such as silver layers, or comprise a transparent conductive oxide, such as indium tin oxide, or a semiconductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Ashtosh P. Ganjoo, Patrick Fisher, Sudarshan Narayanan
  • Publication number: 20190039947
    Abstract: Methods of processing coated articles, such as transparencies, are provided comprising flash annealing one or more layers of the coated article. The one or more layers may be reflective metallic layers, such as silver layers, or comprise a transparent conductive oxide, such as indium tin oxide, or a semiconductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Fisher, James W. McCamy, Paul A. Medwick, Adam D. Polcyn, James P. Thiel, Andrew V. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20190021475
    Abstract: This invention relates to a multiple use convertible backpack, in particular the backpack has an outer shell which is integrated with a convertible dual-sided fabric liner which may be utilized as a sleeping bag, blanket, cushion, or pillow. The backpack may be used to store additional items when the convertible dual-sided fabric liner is stowed inside the backpack. With the backpack remaining attached to the convertible dual-sided fabric liner when removed from the backpack, the outer shell may be used as a hood, or as an extension of the sleeping bag, blanket, or cushion into which the user's feet may extend or be placed. Alternatively, the outer shell may serve as a bag, attached to the dual-sided fabric liner, into which additional materials, items, or personal belongings may be placed, while the convertible dual-sided fabric liner is removed from the backpack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Lindenmeyer, Patrick Fisher
  • Patent number: 10034960
    Abstract: A composition including PPF or a PPF copolymer that can be used to fabricate biodegradable structures. The composition can be used in 3-D patterning (e.g., 3-D printing and sterolighography) methods. For example, 3-D patternable compositions include PPF or a PPF copolymer, a photoinitiator or photoinitiators, and a resolution control inhibitor or inhibitors. The compositions can be used to make biodegradable structures (such as cardivascular scaffolds). The biodegradable structures can be surface functionalized. The biodegradable structures can be used in methods of blood delivery in an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: University of Maryland, College Park
    Inventors: John Patrick Fisher, Anthony Melchiorri, Narutoshi Hibino, Axel Krieger, John P. Costello, Carolyn Cochenour
  • Publication number: 20180051886
    Abstract: A solid fuel burning device has at least one burn chamber wall, a burn chamber base, and an interior burn chamber. The burn chamber base is capable of supporting a combustible solid fuel thereon. At least one of the burn chamber walls is radially offset with respect to another of the burn chamber walls. At least two longitudinally extending air inlets are formed in the space between a first longitudinal edge of at least one of the burn chamber walls and a second longitudinal edge of another burn chamber wall. Each of the longitudinally extending air inlets tangentially directs an entry of air into the interior burn chamber to induce an interior swirl of air in the interior burn chamber. The interior swirl of air in the interior burn chamber causes a flame of a combusting solid fuel to swirl in the interior burn chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Taylor Macks MYERS, Ryan Patrick FISHER
  • Patent number: 9795471
    Abstract: Provided are hybrid biomaterials comprising one or more layers of cross-linked poly(propylene fumarate) and/or cross-linked copolymer comprising a plurality of cross-linked propylene fumarate moieties. The layers may further comprise a plurality of microparticles, a plurality of micropores, or both a plurality of microparticles and a plurality of micropores encapsulated within the cross-linked poly(propylene fumarate) and/or cross-linked copolymer comprising a plurality of cross-linked propylene fumarate moieties. One of the layers is disposed on a compliant matrix dense tissue substrate (e.g., a pericardium tissue substrate). The hybrid biomaterials can be used, for example, in method of repairing tissue defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: University Of Maryland, College Park
    Inventors: Laura Bracaglia, Poonam Sharma, John Patrick Fisher
  • Publication number: 20170059753
    Abstract: A solar control coating (30) includes a first phase adjustment layer (40); a first metal functional layer (46); a second phase adjustment layer (50); a second metal functional layer (58); a third phase adjustment layer (62); a third metal functional layer (70); a fourth phase adjustment layer (86); and optionally, a protective layer (92). At least one of the metal functional layers (46, 58, 70) includes a metal functional multi-film layer including (i) at least one infrared reflective film and (ii) at least one absorptive film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew V. Wagner, Patrick Fisher, Paul A. Medwick
  • Patent number: 9543105
    Abstract: A high power RF energy device component is disclosed that is exposed to high power RF energy in a vacuum environment, and includes a multipactor-inhibiting carbon nanofilm covering at least one surface of the component. A secondary electron efficiency emission (SEE) coefficient of the multipactor inhibiting carbon nanofilm is desirably less than a SEE coefficient of the underlying surface of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Nokomis, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Fisher, Walter J. Keller, III
  • Publication number: 20160136326
    Abstract: A composition including PPF or a PPF copolymer that can be used to fabricate biodegradable structures. The composition can be used in 3-D patterning (e.g., 3-D printing and sterolighography) methods. For example, 3-D patternable compositions include PPF or a PPF copolymer, a photoinitiator or photoinitiators, and a resolution control inhibitor or inhibitors. The compositions can be used to make biodegradable structures (such as cardivascular scaffolds). The biodegradable structures can be surface functionalized. The biodegradable structures can be used in methods of blood delivery in an individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: John Patrick FISHER, Anthony MELCHIORRI, Narutoshi HIBINO, Axel KRIEGER, John P. COSTELLO, Carolyn COCHENOUR
  • Publication number: 20160089476
    Abstract: Provided are hybrid biomaterials comprising one or more layers of cross-linked poly(propylene fumarate) and/or cross-linked copolymer comprising a plurality of cross-linked propylene fumarate moieties. The layers may further comprise a plurality of microparticles, a plurality of micropores, or both a plurality of microparticles and a plurality of micropores encapsulated within the cross-linked poly(propylene fumarate) and/or cross-linked copolymer comprising a plurality of cross-linked propylene fumarate moieties. One of the layers is disposed on a compliant matrix dense tissue substrate (e.g., a pericardium tissue substrate). The hybrid biomaterials can be used, for example, in method of repairing tissue defects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Laura Bracaglia, Poonam Sharma, John Patrick Fisher
  • Patent number: 9260686
    Abstract: A bioreactor system includes a growth chamber having an inlet, an outlet, and defining a cavity, a media reservoir is in fluid communication with the inlet, and a pump configured to perfuse a media from the reservoir into the inlet and through the growth chamber. A plurality of discrete scaffold members is packed within the growth cavity. Spaces between adjacent scaffold members define pores. The media is movable around the scaffold members and through the pores via the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: University of Maryland, College Park
    Inventors: John Patrick Fisher, Andrew Yeatts, Elyse Geibel
  • Publication number: 20150170867
    Abstract: A high power RF energy device component is disclosed that is exposed to high power RF energy in a vacuum environment, and includes a multipactor-inhibiting carbon nanofilm covering at least one surface of the component. A secondary electron emission (SEE) coefficient of the multipactor inhibiting carbon nanofilm is desirably less than a SEE coefficient of the underlying surface of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Fisher, Walter J. Keller, III
  • Publication number: 20150081379
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the impact of lack of safeguards and procedures and for converting that into a metric of risk for any industrial facility or transportation of the same substances or products. A user interface allows access to a database containing safety documents for all safeguard's and procedures. The user interface also interfaces with a safety calculation module that calculates the risk level for specific potential consequences if specific safety procedures are not implemented and if specific safeguards become unavailable in any way. The calculation module calculates risk on a per scenario basis using a risk performance indicator, (RPI), metric. This metric is calculated as the difference between projected risk and tolerable risk. A total risk for an area of a facility can be calculated by summing all risk performance indicator metrics for all scenarios in that area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick FISHER, Ken BINGHAM
  • Patent number: 8715708
    Abstract: A novel class of Cylic Acetal biomaterials (CABs) based on a cyclic acetal unit is disclosed and claimed by Applicants. Two novel biomaterials suitable for use in a variety of biological applications including in the orthopedic field for joint and cartilage replacement and/or repair, and bone cement. The biomaterials are comprised of either a network of monomers of 5-ethyl-5-(hydroxymethyl)-?,?-dimethyl-1,3-dioxane-2-ethanol diacrylate (EHD) and a hydrogel comprised of EHD and poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEG-EHD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: University of Maryland
    Inventors: John Patrick Fisher, Sachiko Kaihara, Jennifer Lynn Moreau, Parth Modi
  • Patent number: D857011
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Chuan Kang, Derek Jenchia Loh, Benjamin Patrick Robert Jean Riot, Jeffrey Andrew Fisher, Patrick James Markan, Stephen Ronald Smilovitz
  • Patent number: D858516
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Chuan Kang, Derek Jenchia Loh, Benjamin Patrick Robert Jean Riot, Jeffrey Andrew Fisher, Patrick James Markan, Stephen Ronald Smilovitz
  • Patent number: D858517
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Gerald Kern, Derek Jenchia Loh, Benjamin Patrick Robert Jean Riot, Jeffrey Andrew Fisher, Patrick James Markan, Stephen Ronald Smilovitz
  • Patent number: D858518
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Patrick Robert Jean Riot, Anthony Gerald Kern, Derek Jenchia Loh, Junyong Park, Jeffrey Andrew Fisher, Patrick James Markan, Stephen Ronald Smilovitz