Patents by Inventor Rex O. Bare

Rex O. Bare 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: 9402999
    Abstract: A medical patch having a multi-piece bottom liner including a central liner sequentially removable independently of two outer perimeter liners. The multi-piece liner covering two adhesives of different peel force. Removal of the central liner exposes a first temporary/repositionable adhesive. Once properly positioned, the outer perimeter liners are removed to expose a second stronger adhesive. A foam cushioning layer is disposed beneath and extends beyond a footprint of every printed circuit board to prevent skin irritation. The medical patch may be designed specifically for stimulation of the sacral (S3 foramen) spinal nerve without the use of a separate mechanical placement tool or assistance by another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Wahlgren, Martin J. Nohilly, Anthony R. DiUbaldi, Rex O. Bare, Bradley Sargent, Michael W. Ammerman, Jeffrey C. Smith, Kathryn M. Kukulka
  • Publication number: 20160166377
    Abstract: A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body configured to be implanted into scleral tissue of an eye. The elongated body includes opposing first and second ends. Multiple portions form the first end of the body and part of a remainder of the body between the first and second ends. The first and second ends are wider than the remainder of the body. The multiple portions of the body are separated by empty space such that the multiple portions meet at a point between the first and second ends of the body and are not connected to each other between that point and the first end of the body. The second end of the body is integral with the remainder of the body and not divided into multiple separated portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Harry R.A. Jacobson, JACK C. GRIFFIS, III, MARK A. COX, DOUGLAS C. WILLIAMSON, GENE W. ZDENEK, PETER J. RICHARDSON, MICHAEL K. SMOLEK, BARRIE D. SOLOWAY, REX O. BARE, ANDREW J. SCHERER, TIMOTHY J. PAYNE
  • Publication number: 20160166378
    Abstract: A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body configured to be implanted into scleral tissue of an eye. The elongated body includes (i) opposing first and second ends and (ii) multiple first portions that form the first end of the body and part of a remainder of the body between the ends. The first and second ends are wider than the remainder of the body. The first portions of the body are separated lengthwise along the body by empty space such that the first portions meet at a point between the first and second ends of the body and are not connected to each other between that point and the first end. The scleral prosthesis also includes an insert configured to be placed and retained between the first portions of the body. The insert has a length that is at least about half of a length of the elongated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Harry R.A. JACOBSON, JACK C. GRIFFIS, III, MARK A. COX, DOUGLAS C. WILLIAMSON, GENE W. ZDENEK, PETER J. RICHARDSON, MICHAEL K. SMOLEK, BARRIE D. SOLOWAY, REX O. BARE, ANDREW J. SCHERER, TIMOTHY J. PAYNE
  • Publication number: 20160166376
    Abstract: A scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body configured to be implanted into scleral tissue of an eye. The elongated body includes (i) opposing first and second ends and (ii) multiple first portions that form the first end of the body and part of a remainder of the body between the first and second ends. The first portions of the body are separated by empty space, and the first and second ends are wider than the remainder of the body. The scleral prosthesis also includes an insert configured to be placed and retained between the first portions of the body. At least part of the insert, prior to insertion between the first portions of the body, has a shape complementary to a shape of the empty space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Harry R.A. Jacobson, Jack C. Griffis, III, Mark A. Cox, Douglas C. Williamson, Gene W. Zdenek, Peter J. Richardson, Michael K. Smolek, Barrie D. Soloway, Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer, Timothy J. Payne
  • Patent number: 9364630
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present tracheostomy valves include a flexible diaphragm abutting a rib shaped substantially as a flat plate. Opposite the rib, the diaphragm abuts a boss and forms an uninterrupted seal therewith. As the tracheostomized patient inhales, the diaphragm bends about the rib, interrupting the seal and allowing air to flow smoothly into the valve. The features of the various embodiments contribute to a positive seal at all times except during inhalation, and low resistance to airflow through the valve during inhalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Passy-Muir, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer
  • Publication number: 20160145676
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for analysis of samples, particularly biological and environmental sample to detect biomolecules of interest contained therein. A variety of system components are described herein, including, but not limited to, components for sample handling, mixing of materials, sample processing, transfer of materials, and analysis of materials. The invention further provides mechanisms for combining and integrating the different components and for housing, moving, and storing system components or the system as a whole. The systems may include any one or more or all of these components. The system finds particular use when employed for analysis of nucleic acid molecule using mass spectrometry, however, the invention is not limited such specific uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Steven A. Hofstadler, Jose R. Gutierrez, James C. Hannis, Jared J. Drader, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Paul J. Gleason, Jared Nathanson, Ronald K. Bergold, Robert D. Miller, Kevin S. Oberkramer
  • Patent number: 9333333
    Abstract: An electrode including a non-conductive substrate having a top surface and at least one channel extending therethrough, an electrically conductive trace material positioned adjacent a portion of the top surface of the non-conductive substrate and extending through the channel, and adapted for electrically coupling to a power source, and a second electrically conductive material that is inert or more corrosion resistant than the trace material. The second material is positioned adjacent to and entirely covering a top surface of the trace material. The electrode further includes a conductive hydrogel laterally offset from the trace material, the hydrogel may be positioned adjacent to a portion of a top surface of the second electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: ETHICON, INC.
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Bradley Sargent
  • Publication number: 20160104610
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to sample ionization, and provides ionization probe assemblies, systems, computer program products, and methods useful for this purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Steven A. Hofstadler, Jose R. Gutierrez, James C. Hannis, Jared J. Drader, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Paul J. Gleason, Jared Nathanson
  • Patent number: 9272097
    Abstract: A retractable safety syringe may have a needle, a syringe body, a shaft seal, and a plunger assembly. A proximal portion of the body and a piston of the plunger may define a vacuum chamber. The plunger assembly may comprise a shaft coupled to a piston. The shaft may have at least one non-engaging portion and at least one engaging portion. The plunger assembly is movable between a storage position and working positions. In the storage position, little or no force is exerted on the shaft seal by the non-engaging portion. In the working positions, the engaging portion is in sealing engagement with the shaft seal to seal the vacuum chamber. Stopper movement of the retractable safety syringe may be reduced or eliminated if the retractable safety syringe is prefilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Credence MedSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Daniel Thayer, Rex O. Bare
  • Publication number: 20160015369
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable patient interface for an intraductal fluid aspiration system. The interface has a flexible tubular distal member for contacting the patient, and a proximal support portion forming a vacuum chamber therein. The support portion has a vacuum aperture for communication with a source of vacuum, and a retention structure for releasably mounting within a hand piece of an intraductal fluid aspiration system. The flexible member preferably has a low modulus of elasticity and a high tear strength, such that it can be stretched to fit over a rigid support without rupture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin B. MORTON, Rex O. BARE, Jeffrey C. SMITH, Timothy J. PAYNE, Paul GLEASON
  • Patent number: 9194877
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for analysis of samples, particularly biological and environmental sample to detect biomolecules of interest contained therein. A variety of system components are described herein, including, but not limited to, components for sample handling, mixing of materials, sample processing, transfer of materials, and analysis of materials. The invention further provides mechanisms for combining and integrating the different components and for housing, moving, and storing system components or the system as a whole. The systems may include any one or more or all of these components. The system finds particular use when employed for analysis of nucleic acid molecule using mass spectrometry, however, the invention is not limited such specific uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: IBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Hofstadler, Jose R. Gutierrez, James C. Hannis, Jared J. Drader, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Paul J. Gleason, Jared Nathanson, Ronald K. Bergold, Robert D. Miller, Kevin S. Oberkramer
  • Patent number: 9165740
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to sample ionization, and provides ionization probe assemblies, systems, computer program products, and methods useful for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: IBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Hofstadler, Jose R. Gutierrez, James C. Hannis, Jared J. Drader, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Paul J. Gleason, Jared Nathanson
  • Publication number: 20150182715
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present tracheostomy valves include a flexible diaphragm abutting a rib shaped substantially as a flat plate. Opposite the rib, the diaphragm abuts a boss and forms an uninterrupted seal therewith. As the tracheostomized patient inhales, the diaphragm bends about the rib, interrupting the seal and allowing air to flow smoothly into the valve. The features of the various embodiments contribute to a positive seal at all times except during inhalation, and low resistance to airflow through the valve during inhalation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer
  • Patent number: 9027730
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods useful for handling or managing microplates are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: IBIS Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Hofstadler, Jared J. Drader, Jose R. Gutierrez, Paul J. Gleason, Rex O. Bare, Robert D. Miller, Jeffrey C. Smith, Kevin S. Oberkramer, Ronald K. Bergold
  • Patent number: 9023655
    Abstract: Sample processing units useful for mixing and purifying materials, such as fluidic materials are provided. A sample processing unit typically includes a container configured to contain a sample comprising magnetically responsive particles, and one or more magnets that are in substantially fixed positions relative to the container. A sample processing unit also generally includes a conveyance mechanism configured to convey the container to and from a position that is within magnetic communication with the magnet, e.g., such that magnetically responsive particles with captured analytes can be retained within the container when other materials are added to and/or removed from the container. Further, a sample processing unit also typically includes a rotational mechanism that is configured to rotate the container, e.g., to effect mixing of sample materials disposed within the container. Related carrier mechanisms, sample processing stations, systems, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: IBIS Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Hofstadler, Jared J. Drader, Jose R. Gutierrez, Paul J. Gleason, Rex O. Bare, Robert D. Miller, Jeffrey C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150098301
    Abstract: Cartridges useful for mixing materials, such as fluidic materials are provided. A cartridge typically includes a body structure having surfaces that define a cavity with upper and lower portions. A rotatable member generally extends along a horizontal axis in the upper portion of the cavity. One or more protrusions typically extend outward from the rotatable member and into the lower portion of the cavity, and are configured to mix the material when the material is disposed in the cavity. Related mixing stations, systems, kits, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: IBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Hofstadler, Jared J. Drader, Jose R. Gutierrez, Rex O. Bare, Robert D. Miller, Jeffrey C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150094805
    Abstract: A system includes a scleral prosthesis and an insert. The scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body having a first free end and a second free end opposite the first end. A maximum width of the body at each end is wider than a maximum width of the body between the ends. The body includes multiple first portions that form the first end of the body and a part of the body between the ends. The first portions are separated lengthwise along a substantial portion of a total length of the body. The first portions are biased so that they maintain separation from one another without external interference but are configured to be pushed towards each other. The insert is configured to be placed between the first portions to maintain a separation of the first portions. The body and/or the insert could be formed using one or more magnetic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: HARRY R.A. JACOBSON, JACK C. GRIFFIS, III, MARK A. COX, DOUGLAS C. WILLIAMSON, GENE W. ZDENEK, PETER J. RICHARDSON, MICHAEL K. SMOLEK, BARRIE D. SOLOWAY, REX O. BARE, ANDREW J. SCHERER, TIMOTHY J. PAYNE
  • Publication number: 20150073302
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable patient interface for an intraductal fluid aspiration system. The interface has a flexible tubular distal member for contacting the patient, and a proximal support portion forming a vacuum chamber therein. The support portion has a vacuum aperture for communication with a source of vacuum, and a retention structure for releasably mounting within a hand piece of an intraductal fluid aspiration system. The flexible member preferably has a low modulus of elasticity and a high tear strength, such that it can be stretched to fit over a rigid support without rupture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin B. MORTON, Rex O. BARE, Jeffrey C. SMITH, Timothy J. PAYNE, Paul GLEASON
  • Patent number: 8950604
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices, apparatuses, and systems for lifting and mounting of clinical- and research-related equipment. In particular, the present invention provides a lift and mount system for mass spectrometers (e.g., for time of flight (TOF) mass spectrometers (MS)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: IBIS Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared J. Drader, Steven A. Hofstadler, Jose R. Gutierrez, Paul J. Gleason, Andrew J. Scherer, Rex O. Bare
  • Patent number: D747463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Passy-Muir, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer