Patents by Inventor Robert Abrams

Robert Abrams 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: 10554525
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking computing resources are provided. Aspects include receiving, by a workload manager, a workload, wherein the workload is executable on a customer machine, and wherein the customer machine comprises a plurality of computing resources. The workload is analyzed to determine a workload profile. A token associated with the workload is received and associated with the workload profile. The token is authenticated and the workload is executed based at least in part on authentication of the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Abrams, Donald W. Schmidt, Andrew M. Sica, Horst Sinram
  • Publication number: 20190166029
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking computing resources are provided. Aspects include receiving, by a workload manager, a workload, wherein the workload is executable on a customer machine, and wherein the customer machine comprises a plurality of computing resources. The workload is analyzed to determine a workload profile. A token associated with the workload is received and associated with the workload profile. The token is authenticated and the workload is executed based at least in part on authentication of the token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Abrams, Donald W. Schmidt, Andrew M. Sica, Horst Sinram
  • Publication number: 20190139389
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a person within a defined area by detecting breathing, or the lack thereof. Breathing is detected using radar signals, camera signals and/or microphone signals. The radar signals, camera signals and/or microphone signals are analyzed to determine if the subject person is moving, and if not moving if the person is breathing or not-breathing. An alarm is generated should the reflected radar signals, the camera signals and the microphone signals all simultaneously indicate no movement and no movement of the subject person in the defined area for a selected period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Gregory White, David Robert Abrams, Federico Guerrero-Reyes
  • Publication number: 20180053393
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for monitoring and capturing information associated with target subjects, such as babies. For example, the systems and methods provide a capture device, such as a camera, that captures capture time of flight (TOF) data from a target subject. Using the TOF data, the systems and methods, via a display device associated with (e.g., paired to) the capture device, present information about the target subject, such as information indicating movement of the target subject, information indicating a breathing rate of the target subject, information indicating a heart rate of the target subject, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Gregory White, David Robert Abrams
  • Publication number: 20180053392
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for monitoring and capturing information associated with target subjects, such as babies. For example, the systems and methods provide a capture device, such as a camera, that captures capture time of flight (TOF) data from a target subject. Using the TOF data, the systems and methods, via a display device associated with (e.g., paired to) the capture device, present information about the target subject, such as information indicating movement of the target subject, information indicating a breathing rate of the target subject, information indicating a heart rate of the target subject, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Gregory White, David Robert Abrams
  • Patent number: 9272095
    Abstract: Methods for processing a contact surface, for example to provide a gas barrier or lubricity or to modify the wetting properties on a medical device, are disclosed. First and second PECVD or other contact surface processing stations or devices and a contact surface holder comprising a contact surface port are provided. An opening of the contact surface can be seated on the contact surface port. The interior contact surface of the seated contact surface can be processed via the contact surface port by the first and second processing stations or devices. contact surface barrier, lubricity and hydrophobic coatings and coated contact surfaces, for example syringes and medical sample collection tubes are disclosed. A contact surface processing system and contact surface inspection apparatus and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: John T. Felts, Thomas E. Fisk, Robert Abrams, John Ferguson, Jonathan Freedman, Robert Pangborn, Peter Sagona
  • Publication number: 20130209766
    Abstract: A method for coating a substrate surface by PECVD is provided, the method comprising generating a plasma from a gaseous reactant comprising an organosilicon precursor and optionally O2. The lubricity, hydrophobicity and/or barrier properties of the coating are set by setting the ratio of the O2 to the organo silicon precursor in the gaseous reactant, and/or by setting the electric power used for generating the plasma. In particular, a lubricity coating made by said method is provided. Vessels coated by said method and the use of such vessels protecting a compound or composition contained or received in said coated vessel against mechanical and/or chemical effects of the surface of the uncoated vessel material are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: John Felts, Tom Fisk, Robert Abrams, John Ferguson, Jonathan Freedman, Robert Pangborn, Peter Sagona
  • Patent number: 8291902
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a plunger assembly having a pair of converging blades coming to a point for piercing a medication capsule held within a docking chamber adjacent to a nebulizing mixing chamber and a hollow needle connected to an air power source directing air through said needle, to force liquid medication from said pierced medication capsule into said nebulizing mixing chamber of said nebulizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Publication number: 20120252709
    Abstract: Methods for processing a contact surface, for example to provide a gas barrier or lubricity or to modify the wetting properties on a medical device, are disclosed. First and second PECVD or other contact surface processing stations or devices and a contact surface holder comprising a contact surface port are provided. An opening of the contact surface can be seated on the contact surface port. The interior contact surface of the seated contact surface can be processed via the contact surface port by the first and second processing stations or devices. contact surface barrier, lubricity and hydrophobic coatings and coated contact surfaces, for example syringes and medical sample collection tubes are disclosed. A contact surface processing system and contact surface inspection apparatus and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: John Felts, Thomas Fisk, Robert Abrams, John Ferguson, Jonathan Freedman, Robert Pangborn, Peter Sagona
  • Patent number: 8075585
    Abstract: A device for the occlusion of a vascular defect includes a first sheet and a second sheet which may be formed from a material which is the same as or different from the first sheet. At least one sheet functions as a securement member, and at least one sheet functions as an occluding member. The first sheet may be replaced by an alternative securement structure. At least one sheet may be coated with a biocompatible material for promoting integration with the vasculature and/or healing of the vascular defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignees: Stryker Corporation, Stryker NV Operations Limited
    Inventors: Elaine Lee, Robert Abrams
  • Publication number: 20110283996
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a plunger assembly having a pair of converging blades coming to a point for piercing a medication capsule held within a docking chamber adjacent to a nebulizing mixing chamber and a hollow needle connected to an air power source directing air through said needle, to force liquid medication from said pierced medication capsule into said nebulizing mixing chamber of said nebulizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Patent number: 8015969
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The nebulizer can be operated without disassembling the nebulizer housing so as to expose the nebulizing chamber and without manually opening the liquid medication container and, without spillage and without manual pouring of the liquid medication directly into the nebulizing chamber, and without reassembling the nebulizer housing before positioning the inhaler mouthpiece in the mouth so as to inhale the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a pressure burstable seal at one end of the capsule, which is burst by the application of force against the opposite end of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Patent number: 7997265
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The nebulizer can be operated without disassembling the nebulizer housing so as to expose the nebulizing chamber and without manually opening the liquid medication container and, without spillage and without manual pouring of the liquid medication directly into the nebulizing chamber, and without reassembling the nebulizer housing before positioning the inhaler mouthpiece in the mouth so as to inhale the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a pressure burstable seal at one end of the capsule, which is burst by the application of force against the opposite end of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Publication number: 20110126826
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The nebulizer can be operated without disassembling the nebulizer housing so as to expose the nebulizing chamber and without manually opening the liquid medication container and, without spillage and without manual pouring of the liquid medication directly into the nebulizing chamber, and without reassembling the nebulizer housing before positioning the inhaler mouthpiece in the mouth so as to inhale the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a pressure burstable seal at one end of the capsule, which is burst by the application of force against the opposite end of the capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Patent number: 7836885
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system conveniently useable in an emergency to deliver the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber quickly, reliably, and with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The nebulizer can be operated without disassembling the nebulizer housing so as to expose the nebulizing chamber and without manually opening the liquid medication container and, without spillage and without manual pouring of the liquid medication directly into the nebulizing chamber, and without reassembling the nebulizer housing before positioning the inhaler mouthpiece in the mouth so as to inhale the nebulized medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Publication number: 20100269818
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The nebulizer can be operated without disassembling the nebulizer housing so as to expose the nebulizing chamber and without manually opening the liquid medication container and, without spillage and without manual pouring of the liquid medication directly into the nebulizing chamber, and without reassembling the nebulizer housing before positioning the inhaler mouthpiece in the mouth so as to inhale the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a pressure burstable seal at one end of the capsule, which is burst by the application of force against the opposite end of the capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Patent number: 7814902
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The nebulizer can be operated without disassembling the nebulizer housing so as to expose the nebulizing chamber and without manually opening the liquid medication container and, without spillage and without manual pouring of the liquid medication directly into the nebulizing chamber, and without reassembling the nebulizer housing before positioning the inhaler mouthpiece in the mouth so as to inhale the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a slicing blade to sever the capsule and a looped paddle follower to move the severed portion out of the way of fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Patent number: 7784459
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system conveniently useable in an emergency to deliver the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber quickly, reliably, and with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The nebulizer can be operated without disassembling the nebulizer housing so as to expose the nebulizing chamber and without manually opening the liquid medication container and, without spillage and without manual pouring of the liquid medication directly into the nebulizing chamber, and without reassembling the nebulizer housing before positioning the inhaler mouthpiece in the mouth so as to inhale the nebulized medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Publication number: 20090151716
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The nebulizer can be operated without disassembling the nebulizer housing so as to expose the nebulizing chamber and without manually opening the liquid medication container and, without spillage and without manual pouring of the liquid medication directly into the nebulizing chamber, and without reassembling the nebulizer housing before positioning the inhaler mouthpiece in the mouth so as to inhale the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a serrated slicing blade to sever the capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Patent number: D796420
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Abrams