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).

  • Publication number: 20110094773
    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 second and third electrically conductive materials that are 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, and the third material is positioned adjacent to and entirely covering a top surface of the second electrically conductive material, and covers a portion of a top surface of the non-conductive substrate surrounding the second electrically conductive material. The electrode further includes a conductive hydrogel positioned adjacent to a portion of a top surface of the third electrically conductive material, but laterally offset from the trace material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Bradley Sargent
  • Publication number: 20110014027
    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: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: IBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Jared J. Drader, Steven A. Hofstadler, Jose R. Gutierrez, Paul J. Gleason, Andrew J. Scherer, Rex O. Bare
  • Publication number: 20100324484
    Abstract: A retractable safety syringe is provided herein wherein an external vacuum compartment produces a retraction force which urges a piston of a plunger toward a retracted position. The retractable safety syringe may have a needle holder which is removably engageable to a distal portion of a syringe body. When the piston is traversed toward the engaged position, the external variable vacuum compartment produces a retraction force. When the piston is traversed to an engaged position, the piston engages the needle holder and disengages the needle holder from the syringe body. The medical professional may release a thumb pressure on a thumb platform of a plunger. At this point, the retraction force of the external variable vacuum compartment may traverse the piston along with the needle holder and needle toward the retracted position and into the syringe body. An internal variable vacuum compartment may also create a retraction force to assist retraction of the needle holder and needle into the syringe body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: SAFESHOT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Rex O. Bare
  • Patent number: 7806858
    Abstract: A retractable safety syringe is provided herein wherein an external vacuum compartment produces a retraction force which urges a piston of a plunger toward a retracted position. The retractable safety syringe may have a needle holder which is removably engageable to a distal portion of a syringe body. When the piston is traversed toward the engaged position, the external variable vacuum compartment produces a retraction force. When the piston is traversed to an engaged position, the piston engages the needle holder and disengages the needle holder from the syringe body. The medical professional may release a thumb pressure on a thumb platform of a plunger. At this point, the retraction force of the external variable vacuum compartment may traverse the piston along with the needle holder and needle toward the retracted position and into the syringe body. An internal variable vacuum compartment may also create a retraction force to assist retraction of the needle holder and needle into the syringe body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: SafeShot Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Rex O. Bare
  • Publication number: 20100219336
    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: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: 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
  • Patent number: 7730887
    Abstract: A portable gas fractionalization apparatus that provides oxygen rich air to patients is provided. The apparatus is compact, lightweight, and low-noise. The components are assembled in a housing that is divided into two compartments. One compartment is maintained at a lower temperature than the other compartment. The lower temperature compartment is configured for mounting components that can be damaged by heat. The higher temperature compartment is configured for mounting heat generating components. An air stream is directed to flow from an ambient air inlet to an air outlet constantly so that there is always a fresh source of cooling air. The apparatus utilizes a PSA unit to produce an oxygen enriched product. The PSA unit incorporates a novel single ended column design in which all flow paths and valves can be co-located on a single integrated manifold. The apparatus also can be used in conjunction with a satellite conserver and a mobility cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Inogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Frank Deane, Brenton Alan Taylor, Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer, Bradley J. Sargent, Andrew J. March, Joseph E. Merchant, Jeffrey C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20100128558
    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: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    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: 20100075430
    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: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: 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: 20100070069
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods useful for handling or managing microplates are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20090305315
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hubbed dual cannula device for extracting a fluid sample from a closed container. The device comprises a housing hub, two substantially parallel needles, a venting valve and a hydrophobic membrane, and may be used effectively to extract a fluid sample from a sealed container, such as a vacuum tube, without damaging the cellular components or activating platelets in the fluid sample. Also provided are methods for using the disclosed device to extract a fluid sample from a closed container and kits for measuring platelet aggregation using such a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Kent Raphael Gandola, David Elliott Kaplan, Rex O. Bare, Christopher Johann Johnson
  • Patent number: 7575557
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable closed fluid loop for providing heat and compression to an intraductal fluid aspiration device. A plurality of bladders are configured to receive a pressurized inflation fluid, and to inflate in response thereto. The fluid is further configured to flow adjacent a heat exchanger, thereby receiving thermal energy, which it imparts to the bladders through conduction. Accordingly, the disclosed fluid loop provides heated inflation media to inflate a plurality of bladders to provide heat and compression to an intraductal fluid aspiration patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Neo Matrix, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Publication number: 20090171324
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to equalizing pressure in a reservoir containing fluidic media, possibly due to imperfect installation of the reservoir or an external influence such as an altitude or a temperature change. In various embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled from the reservoir through a needle and contained in an interior volume of a pierceable member before the needle pierces the pierceable member to establish a flow path to a user. In other embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled through a port of the reservoir into a chamber. In further embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled through a channel in a plunger head and out a passage in the reservoir when the channel and passage are aligned. In other embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled through a valve, and the valve may be pierceable by a needle to establish a flow path to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Rafael Bikovsky, Julian D. Kavazov, Eric M. Lorenzen, Bradley J. Sargent, Andrew J. Scherer, Rex O. Bare
  • Publication number: 20090157109
    Abstract: A surgical tool includes a surgical blade configured to be moved to form an incision. The surgical tool also includes a wire configured to cause movement of the surgical blade. The surgical tool further includes an actuator configured to shorten a length of the wire to cause the movement of the surgical blade. The surgical tool could be configured to move the surgical blade in a first direction and then in a second direction in response to a single shortening of the wire. Also, the wire could represent a first wire, the surgical tool could include a second wire, and the surgical tool could be configured to move the surgical blade in a first direction in response to shortening the first wire and to move the surgical blade in a second direction in response to shortening the second wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Refocus Ocular, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Sherer, Timothy J. Payne, Thomas J. Pacala, Mark A. Cox, Douglas C. Williamson
  • Publication number: 20090132018
    Abstract: A selective nerve stimulation patch includes a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface, integrated components overlying the top surface of the substrate and being electrically interconnected with one another for generating at least one nerve stimulating signal, electrodes integrated into the substrate and exposed at the bottom surface thereof for applying the at least one nerve stimulating signal to a target nerve, a waterproof, breathable cover overlying the substrate and the integrated components, and a support flange surrounding the substrate and coupling the cover and the substrate together. The support flange has a top surface that slopes downwardly toward an outer perimeter thereof, and at least a portion of the cover conforms to the sloping top surface of the support flange. In one embodiment, the patch generates a high frequency waveform with properties such as amplitude, frequency and the like chosen so as to overcome tissue impedance and the stimulation threshold of the target nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony DiUbaldi, Michael Tracey, Rex O. Bare, Bradley Sargent, Stephen B. Wahlgren
  • Publication number: 20090032028
    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: July 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer
  • Patent number: 7468043
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for accomplishing a noninvasive screen for breast disease markers, including breast cancer markers and cytologically abnormal cells. Intraductal fluid is noninvasively aspirated using compression, heating and suction cycles. The removed sample is thereafter assayed for the presence of cytologically abnormal cells and/or one or more breast disease markers. In addition to the diagnostic applications of the disclosed method and apparatus, a therapeutic application is also contemplated wherein intraductal fluids are noninvasively aspirated using compression, heating and suction cycles to remove toxic buildups within the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Neomatrix, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Patent number: D609255
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: IBIS Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith
  • Patent number: D619728
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: IBIS Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Ronald K. Bergold
  • Patent number: D625345
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Ibis Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith
  • Patent number: D625428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Ibis Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith