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: 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
  • Publication number: 20080139875
    Abstract: An implantable urodynamic system includes an implantable first device deployable in a patient's bladder, an implantable second device deployable in a patient's vaginal canal, and a data acquisition and analysis module or processing unit external to the body of the patient. The first device includes a magnet and an inductive coil, and the second device includes a magnet, an inductive coil and a battery. When deployed in the patient's body, attraction between the magnets maintains the two devices in close proximity to one another to effect an inductive coupling between the coils so that the first device may be powered by the battery of the second device. The urodynamic system is intended to facilitate measurement, collection, and wireless transmission of real-time, or near real-time, data (bladder pressure, abdominal pressure, and temperature) from an ambulatory patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Michael R. Tracey, Anthony DiUbaldi, Stephen Wahlgren, Rex O. Bare, Bradley J. Sargent
  • Publication number: 20080097306
    Abstract: A method of maintaining sterility of fluidic medication in a fluidic medication container despite repeated extractions of the fluidic medication is provided. Also, a method of injecting a patient with fluidic medication without exposing the fluidic medication to ambient air is provided. The method may comprise the steps of providing a syringe with a sterilized variable fluid chamber with sterilized gas wherein the syringe is in a retracted position. A needle of the syringe is inserted into the fluidic medication container and the sterilized gas in the sterilized variable fluid chamber is transferred into the fluidic medication container to pressurize the same. Thereafter, fluidic medication is transferred from the fluidic medication container into the sterilized variable fluid chamber. The needle is removed from the fluidic medication container and inserted into the patient. The patient is injected with the fluidic medication in the sterilized variable fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Daniel Thayer, Rex O. Bare, Steve Kampff
  • Patent number: 7135059
    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 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Inogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Frank Deane, Brenton Alan Taylor, Rex O. Bare, Bradley J. Sargent, Andrew J. Scherer
  • Patent number: 7066985
    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 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Inogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Frank Deane, Brenton Alan Taylor, Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer
  • Patent number: 6981950
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for noninvasive intraductal fluid aspiration. Intraductal fluid is noninvasively aspirated using compression, heating and suction cycles. The device is configured to provide a compression force, deliver heat, and apply a vacuum pressure to encourage the aspiration of patient fluid. The device includes an adjustable support and a movable wall for applying compression. Withdrawn fluid may be used either for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Neomatrix, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Patent number: 6899696
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for noninvasively obtaining intraductal fluid. The method includes the use of an intraductal fluid sampling device to contact the patient, provide compression, and deliver heat thereto according to predetermined cycle characteristics. The cycle characteristics, such as compression cycle times and compression rates, may be varied and controlled by a control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Neomatrix, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Patent number: 6875184
    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: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Neomatrix, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Publication number: 20040181205
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for noninvasively obtaining intraductal fluid. The method includes the use of an intraductal fluid sampling device to contact the patient, provide compression, and deliver heat thereto according to predetermined cycle characteristics. The cycle characteristics, such as compression cycle times and compression rates, may be varied and controlled by a control circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Publication number: 20040133166
    Abstract: An occlusion detection system detects an occlusion in a fluid path of an infusion pump. The infusion pump is for delivering fluid to a user. The infusion pump includes a housing, a motor, a reservoir, one or more drive train components, a sensor, and an electronics system. The motor is contained within the housing. The reservoir contains the fluid to be delivered. The one or more drive train components react to stimulus from the motor to force the fluid from the reservoir into the user. The sensor is positioned to measure a parameter associated with the motor or a drive train component, and the sensor produces three or more output levels across a range of measurements. The electronics system processes the sensor output levels to declare when an occlusion exists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: MINIMED INC.
    Inventors: Sheldon B. Moberg, James D. Causey, Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer, Bradley J. Sargent
  • Patent number: 6712785
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for noninvasively obtaining intraductal fluid. The method includes the use of an intraductal fluid sampling device to contact the patient, provide compression, and deliver heat thereto according to predetermined cycle characteristics. The cycle characteristics, such as compression cycle times and compression rates, may be varied and controlled by a control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Neomatrix, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Patent number: 6676610
    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 rigid proximal member forming a vacuum chamber therein. The rigid member has a vacuum aperture for communication with a source of vacuum. 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: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Neomatrix, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Patent number: 6659980
    Abstract: An occlusion detection system detects an occlusion in a fluid path of an infusion pump. The infusion pump is for delivering fluid to a user. The infusion pump includes a housing, a motor, a reservoir, one or more drive train components, a sensor, and an electronics system. The motor is contained within the housing. The reservoir contains the fluid to be delivered. The one or more drive train components react to stimulus from the motor to force the fluid from the reservoir into the user. The sensor is positioned to measure a parameter associated with the motor or a drive train component, and the sensor produces three or more output levels across a range of measurements. The electronics system processes the sensor output levels to declare when an occlusion exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventors: Sheldon B. Moberg, James D. Causey, III, Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer, Bradley J. Sargent
  • Publication number: 20030073951
    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 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Publication number: 20030073954
    Abstract: An occlusion detection system detects an occlusion in a fluid path of an infusion pump. The infusion pump is for delivering fluid to a user. The infusion pump includes a housing, a motor, a reservoir, one or more drive train components, a sensor, and an electronics system. The motor is contained within the housing. The reservoir contains the fluid to be delivered. The one or more drive train components react to stimulus from the motor to force the fluid from the reservoir into the user. The sensor is positioned to measure a parameter associated with the motor or a drive train component, and the sensor produces three or more output levels across a range of measurements. The electronics system processes the sensor output levels to declare when an occlusion exists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Applicant: MINIMED INC.
    Inventors: Sheldon B. Moberg, James D. Causey, Rex O. Bare, Andrew J. Scherer, Bradley J. Sargent
  • Publication number: 20030040734
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for noninvasively obtaining intraductal fluid. The method includes the use of an intraductal fluid sampling device to contact the patient, provide compression, and deliver heat thereto according to predetermined cycle characteristics. The cycle characteristics, such as compression cycle times and compression rates, may be varied and controlled by a control circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Publication number: 20020182713
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for noninvasive intraductal fluid aspiration. Intraductal fluid is noninvasively aspirated using compression, heating and suction cycles. The device is configured to provide a compression force, deliver heat, and apply a vacuum pressure to encourage the aspiration of patient fluid. The device includes an adjustable support and a movable wall for applying compression. Withdrawn fluid may be used either for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Publication number: 20020183717
    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: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin B. Morton, Rex O. Bare, Jeffrey C. Smith, Timothy J. Payne, Paul Gleason
  • Patent number: D510169
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Inogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Frank Deane, Brenton Alan Taylor, Rex O. Bare
  • Patent number: D528212
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Inogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Conway, Rex O. Bare