Patents by Inventor Richard A. Berg

Richard A. Berg 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: 20200124727
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for using a square wave digital chirp signal for optical chirp range detection. A laser source emits an optical signal and a RF waveform generator generates an input digital chirp signal based on the square wave digital chirp signal. A frequency of the optical signal is modulated based on the input digital chirp signal. A splitter divides the optical signal into a transmit optical signal and a reference optical signal. A detector combines the reference optical signal and a return optical signal from an object. The detector generates an electrical output signal based on the combined reference optical signal and the return optical signal. A processor determines a range to the object based on a characteristic of a Fourier transform the electrical output signal. A method is also provided for using the square wave digital chirp signal for optical chirp range detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen C. Crouch, James Curry, Trenton Berg, Richard Funk, Kyle Oliver, Daniel Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10587846
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using an integrated lightbulb camera system for monitoring a property. The integrated lightbulb camera system can have a housing that includes one or more cameras, a power-line communication (PLC) chip, and one or more processors. The PLC chip can be configured to enable communications between the lightbulb camera system and one or more external devices. The one or more processors can be configured to control the one or more cameras to capture one or more images and control the PLC chip to transmit at least one of the one or more captured images over a power-line to at least one of the one or more external devices. The integrated lightbulb camera can also have a lightbulb compatible screw base that is configured to mount the housing to a lightbulb socket and accept electrical current that is provided to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Benjamin Asher Berg, Charles Richard Alpert
  • Patent number: 10534084
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for using a square wave digital chirp signal for optical chirp range detection. A laser source emits an optical signal and a RF waveform generator generates an input digital chirp signal based on the square wave digital chirp signal. A frequency of the optical signal is modulated based on the input digital chirp signal. A splitter divides the optical signal into a transmit optical signal and a reference optical signal. A detector combines the reference optical signal and a return optical signal from an object. The detector generates an electrical output signal based on the combined reference optical signal and the return optical signal. A processor determines a range to the object based on a characteristic of a Fourier transform the electrical output signal. A method is also provided for using the square wave digital chirp signal for optical chirp range detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: BLACKMORE SENSORS & ANALYTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen C. Crouch, James Curry, Trenton Berg, Richard Funk, Kyle Oliver, Daniel Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10490106
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods, and apparatuses for simulating ailments that can be diagnosed by an abdominal palpation exam. Furthermore, provided herein are systems, methods, and apparatuses for analyzing an abdominal palpation exam. An abdominal simulator may include a surface layer, a sensor layer beneath the surface layer, a muscle layer beneath the sensor layer, a tensing layer beneath the muscle layer, an ailment module layer beneath the tensing layer, and a control portion. The abdominal simulator may simulate an ailment that can be diagnosed by an abdominal palpation exam. The abdominal simulator may also detect at least one abdominal palpation that is performed by a user on the abdominal simulator to diagnose the ailment that was simulated by the abdominal simulator. Moreover, the abdominal simulator may determine data for the at least one abdominal palpation that was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, ACDET LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Bergs, David G. Aldrich, Nicholas T. Papa, Jonathan E. Ruffin, David M. Huitt
  • Publication number: 20190299556
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method comprising, as method steps, A) providing a multitude of container precursors, in each case comprising: a) providing a sheetlike composite, wherein the sheetlike composite comprises a first longitudinal edge, a further longitudinal edge and, from the first longitudinal edge to the further longitudinal edge: i. a first longitudinal crease, ii. a second longitudinal crease, iii. a third longitudinal crease, and iv.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ulrich ALEF, Eugen BERG, Richard LEUFEN, Christoph WIRTZ
  • Publication number: 20190225122
    Abstract: An extendible protective element for use in a child safety seat is disclosed. The extendible protective element comprises a first thread component comprising a first external thread and a first internal thread, and a second thread component comprising a second external thread, wherein the first thread component is rotatably connected to the second thread component via the first internal thread of the first thread component and the second external thread of the second thread component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Schmitz, Richard Henseler, Florian Berg
  • Publication number: 20190201391
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treating neurological disorders by administering same are provided. The compositions comprise dextromethorphan in combination with quinidine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Gerald YAKATAN, James BERG, Laura E. POPE, Richard A. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20180311283
    Abstract: Uncultured amniotic cell and protein fraction products derived from amniotic fluid and methods of preparing and using those compositions are provided. According to the methods of the present invention, uncultured amniotic cell and protein products may be derived from a large sample of amniotic fluid to provide a higher concentration of tissue regeneration components. Described are methods for separating uncultured amniotic cells or protein fractions from other components of amniotic fluid and the resulting uncultured amniotic cell and protein products. Furthermore, the present invention includes methods for delivering the uncultured amniotic cell and protein products to the skin and eye, including before, during, or after a treatment procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: StimLabs LLC
    Inventors: John Daniel, Richard A. Berg, Sarah Griffiths
  • Publication number: 20180280572
    Abstract: Compositions comprising unseparated amnion/chorion derived from the placenta and methods of preparing and using those compositions are provided. Washing or preservation of placental tissue according to the methods of the disclosure may allow for one or more benefits such as more efficient removal of blood remnants, retention of wound healing and tissue regeneration components, better handling characteristics, increased absorption potential, or improved healing capacity. The present invention also includes methods of healing a wound of the skin, eye, nerve, tendon, or dura comprising applying the compositions of the invention to the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: StimLabs LLC
    Inventors: John Daniel, Sarah Griffiths, Richard Berg
  • Publication number: 20180250440
    Abstract: Compositions comprising perforated, unseparated amnion/chorion; perforated, separated amnion; and perforated, separated chorion derived from the placenta and methods of preparing and using those compositions are provided. Perforation of placental tissue before or during processing may allow for one or more benefits such as more efficient removal of blood remnants, retention of wound healing and tissue regeneration components, better handling characteristics, or improved healing capacity. The present invention also includes methods of healing a wound of the skin, eye, nerve, tendon, or dura comprising applying the perforated compositions of the invention to the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: StimLabs LLC
    Inventors: John Daniel, Sarah Griffiths, Richard Berg
  • Patent number: 9682167
    Abstract: Compositions and method of manufacturing carboxypolysaccharides (CPS) including carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are provided where the PEG is a PEG-epoxide covalently linked to the CPS. In certain embodiments, the PEG attaches to only one CPS, forming a decorated CPS. In other embodiments, the functional groups of a bi-functional PEG molecule (PEG diglycidyl ether) are attached to different CPSs, thereby forming a covalently cross-linked composition. Such compositions can be used as space-filling materials, load-bearing materials, anti-adhesion compositions, drug delivery vehicles, and lubricants of tissues and medical instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FZIOMED, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Falcone, Richard A. Berg
  • Patent number: 9627120
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems for enabling electrical communication with a device positionable within a body cavity of a patient. Apparatuses and systems for magnetically positioning a device within a body cavity of a patient. Medical devices. Methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Daniel J. Scott, Raul Fernandez, Richard A. Bergs, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu
  • Publication number: 20160314718
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods, and apparatuses for simulating ailments that can be diagnosed by an abdominal palpation exam. Furthermore, provided herein are systems, methods, and apparatuses for analyzing an abdominal palpation exam. An abdominal simulator may include a surface layer, a sensor layer beneath the surface layer, a muscle layer beneath the sensor layer, a tensing layer beneath the muscle layer, an ailment module layer beneath the tensing layer, and a control portion. The abdominal simulator may simulate an ailment that can be diagnosed by an abdominal palpation exam. The abdominal simulator may also detect at least one abdominal palpation that is performed by a user on the abdominal simulator to diagnose the ailment that was simulated by the abdominal simulator. Moreover, the abdominal simulator may determine data for the at least one abdominal palpation that was detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicants: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, ACDET LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Bergs, David G. Aldrich, Nicholas T. Papa, Jonathan E. Ruffin, David M. Huitt
  • Publication number: 20160303280
    Abstract: Compositions and method of manufacturing carboxypolysaccharides (CPS) including carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are provided where the PEG is a PEG-epoxide covalently linked to the CPS. In certain embodiments, the PEG attaches to only one CPS, forming a decorated CPS. In other embodiments, the functional groups of a bi-functional PEG molecule (PEG diglycidyl ether) are attached to different CPSs, thereby forming a covalently cross-linked composition. Such compositions can be used as space-filling materials, load-bearing materials, anti-adhesion compositions, drug delivery vehicles, and lubricants of tissues and medical instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Fziomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Falcone, Richard A. Berg
  • Patent number: 9381271
    Abstract: Uses of compositions comprising carboxypolysaccharides (CPS) including carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are provided where the PEG is a PEG-epoxide covalently linked to the CPS in the presence of NH4OH. In certain embodiments, the PEG attaches to only one CPS, forming a decorated CPS. In other embodiments, bi-functional PEG molecules are attached to adjacent CPSs, thereby forming a covalently cross-linked composition. Such compositions can be used as space-filling materials, load-bearing materials, anti-adhesion compositions, drug delivery vehicles, and lubricants of tissues and medical instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: FZIOMED, INC
    Inventors: Samuel J. Falcone, Richard A. Berg
  • Patent number: 9345809
    Abstract: Compositions comprising carboxypolysaccharides (CPS) including carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are provided where the PEG is a PEG-epoxide covalently linked to the CPS via an addition reaction. In certain embodiments, the PEG attaches to only one CPS, forming a decorated CPS. In other embodiments, bi-functional PEG molecules are attached to adjacent CPSs, thereby forming a covalently cross-linked composition. In certain of these embodiments, a PEG is linked to the CPS by way of an ether linkage, and in other embodiments, a PEG is linked to the CPS by way of an ester linkage, and in still further embodiments, PEG molecule(s) can be attached to CPS molecule(s) by way of both ether and ester linkages. Additional embodiments include PEG/CMC compositions where the PEG is a multi-branch PEG and/or a multi-arm PEG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: FZIOMED, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Falcone, Richard A. Berg
  • Publication number: 20160120613
    Abstract: Medical devices having a platform and an arm movable between a collapsed position and an expanded position. In some embodiments, the platform comprises at least one of a magnetically-attractive material and a material capable of being magnetically-charged. Methods of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. CADEDDU, Daniel J. SCOTT, Raul FERNANDEZ, Richard A. BERGS
  • Publication number: 20160038634
    Abstract: Uses of compositions comprising carboxypolysaccharides (CPS) including carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are provided where the PEG is a PEG-epoxide covalently linked to the CPS in the presence of NH4OH. In certain embodiments, the PEG attaches to only one CPS, forming a decorated CPS. In other embodiments, bi-functional PEG molecules are attached to adjacent CPSs, thereby forming a covalently cross-linked composition. Such compositions can be used as space-filling materials, load-bearing materials, anti-adhesion compositions, drug delivery vehicles, and lubricants of tissues and medical instruments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Samuel J. Falcone, Richard A. Berg
  • Patent number: 9161987
    Abstract: Compositions comprising carboxypolysaccharides (CPS) including carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are provided where the PEG is a PEG-epoxide covalently linked to the CPS. In certain embodiments, the PEG attaches to only one CPS, forming a decorated CPS. In other embodiments, bi-functional PEG molecules are attached to adjacent CPSs, thereby forming a covalently cross-linked composition. Additional embodiments include PEG/CMC compositions where the PEG is a multi-branch PEG and/or a multi-arm PEG. PEG/CMC compositions can be made with desired viscoelastic properties, and such compositions can be used as space-filling materials, load-bearing materials, anti-adhesion compositions, drug delivery vehicles or lubrication of tissues and medical instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: FzioMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Falcone, Richard A. Berg
  • Patent number: 9044256
    Abstract: Medical devices having a platform and an arm movable between a collapsed position and an expanded position. In some embodiments, the platform comprises at least one of a magnetically-attractive material and a material capable of being magnetically-charged. Methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Cadeddu, Daniel J. Scott, Raul Fernandez, Richard A. Bergs