Patents by Inventor Robert J. Griffin

Robert J. Griffin 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: 10925573
    Abstract: A metallic diaphragm disk incorporating a piezoelectric material bonded thereto and operatively coupled to a base rim of a housing provides for closing an open-ended cavity at the first end of the housing. In one aspect, plastic film adhesively bonded to at least one of an outer rim of the housing or an outer-facing surface of the disk provides for receiving an adhesive acoustic interface material to provide for coupling the housing to the skin of a test subject. In another aspect, an outer-facing surface of a base portion of the housing provides for receiving an adhesive acoustic interface material to provide for coupling the housing to the skin of a test subject, at least one inertial mass is operatively coupled to a central portion of the metallic diaphragm disk, and the opening in the first end of the housing is closed with a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AusculSciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Martin, Steven P. Morton, Mark W. Armstrong, Robert J. Griffin, Sergey A. Telenkov, Brady Laska, Anthony Dewar, Camilla Jastrzebski
  • Publication number: 20190249136
    Abstract: A method of coating a surface with nanoparticles for biological analysis of cells that includes the steps of cleaning the surface with an oxidizing acid, treating the surface with an organosilane, coating the surface with nanoparticles, and then growing cells on the surface coated with the nanoparticles. The surface may be a glass surface, a silica-based surface, a plastic-based surface or a polymer-based surface. The nanoparticles may be gold-based nanomaterials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Samir V. Jenkins, Robert J. Griffin, Michael J. Borrelli
  • Publication number: 20190099152
    Abstract: A metallic diaphragm disk incorporating a piezoelectric material bonded thereto and operatively coupled to a base rim of a housing provides for closing an open-ended cavity at the first end of the housing. In one aspect, plastic film adhesively bonded to at least one of an outer rim of the housing or an outer-facing surface of the disk provides for receiving an adhesive acoustic interface material to provide for coupling the housing to the skin of a test subject. In another aspect, an outer-facing surface of a base portion of the housing provides for receiving an adhesive acoustic interface material to provide for coupling the housing to the skin of a test subject, at least one inertial mass is operatively coupled to a central portion of the metallic diaphragm disk, and the opening in the first end of the housing is closed with a cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: AUSCULSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Simon MARTIN, Steven P. MORTON, Mark W. ARMSTRONG, Robert J. GRIFFIN, Sergey A. TELENKOV, Brady LASKA, Anthony DEWAR, Camilla JASTRZEBSKI
  • Publication number: 20190083038
    Abstract: At least one of at least one data-dependent scale factor or at least one data-dependent detection threshold is determined responsive to at least one block of time-series data of an auscultatory-sound signal generated by an auscultatory-sound sensor operatively coupled to a portion of the skin of a test-subject, wherein the at least one data-dependent scale factor or at least one data-dependent detection threshold provides a measure of a range of values of the at least one block of time-series data in relation to a predetermined metric, and is used to determine whether or not the auscultatory-sound sensor is either debonded or detached from the skin of the test-subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: AUSCULSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. GRIFFIN, Daniel LABONTÉ, Md Shahidul ISLAM, Simon MARTIN, Camilla JASTRZEBSKI, Brady LASKA, David GLOAG, Sergey A. TELENKOV
  • Publication number: 20180104336
    Abstract: A method of increasing radiation sensitivity of tumor cells in a subject is disclosed. The method includes the step of administering to the subject an effective amount of a glutaminase inhibitor, such as CB-839 or BPTES. A method of treating a tumor in a subject is also disclosed, which includes the steps of administering to the subject an effective amount of a glutaminase inhibitor and exposing the tumor to radiation in a dose effective to reduce a size of the tumor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Gunnar Boysen, Robert J. Griffin
  • Patent number: 7902962
    Abstract: A cart has at least three wheels. It has one or more loop antennas, and a radio transceiver connected with the antennas. The antennas and transceiver operate at a frequency lower than 1 megahertz. The loop antennas are each at least 0.2 square meters in area. The cart is moved to an area such as a room, and the transceiver communicates with various RF tags in the room. Because of the antenna configuration, the portion of spectrum employed, and the power levels used, the cart is able to communicate with most if not all of the RF tags in the room. The cart can then be moved to another area such as another room, and the process repeated. In this way an inventory of tags can be made without expensive permanently installed infrastructure. The system is robust against interferers such as large metal objects and intervening objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: John K. Stevens, Robert J. Griffin, Alexander Tkanchenko
  • Publication number: 20100245046
    Abstract: A cart has at least three wheels. It has one or more loop antennas, and a radio transceiver connected with the antennas. The antennas and transceiver operate at a frequency lower than 1 megahertz. The loop antennas are each at least 0.2 square meters in area. The cart is moved to an area such as a room, and the transceiver communicates with various RF tags in the room. Because of the antenna configuration, the portion of spectrum employed, and the power levels used, the cart is able to communicate with most if not all of the RF tags in the room. The cart can then be moved to another area such as another room, and the process repeated. In this way an inventory of tags can be made without expensive permanently installed infrastructure. The system is robust against interferers such as large metal objects and intervening objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: VISIBLE ASSETS, INC.
    Inventors: John K. Stevens, Robert J. Griffin, Alexander Tkanchenko
  • Patent number: 7667606
    Abstract: Activities of individuals and the movements/usage of products are monitored in an operating room during a surgical procedure by disposing in the operating room a first transceiver operating in a long wavelength mode in which 99.99% or more of radiated energy is in the form of a magnetic field, for example 131 KHz. A distinguishable radio frequency-enabled identification tag is associated with each of a plurality of persons assigned to the surgical procedure, including for example, doctors, nurses, and/or the patient, and optionally with products to be monitored. A signal is transmitted from the first transceiver and responses from the identification tags are monitored. A log is created from the monitored responses indicative activities of each of the persons in the operating room or of movements of tagged products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc
    Inventors: Tom Packert, Jay Pierce, Robert J. Griffin, John K. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20090247911
    Abstract: A multiple-angle switched high intensity focused ultrasound device having at least two focused ultrasound transducers mounted in a frame so that the focal zones of all transducers intersect. Each of the transducers is independently driven from a radiofrequency (RF) generator. The RF driving signal is switched so that no more than one transducer is operated at a time. This allows shaping the temperature distribution in the target area by overlapping thermal contributions of each transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Petr Novak, Robert J. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20080246610
    Abstract: Activities of individuals and the movements/usage of products are monitored in an operating room during a surgical procedure by disposing in the operating room a first transceiver operating in a long wavelength mode in which 99.99% or more of radiated energy is in the form of a magnetic field, for example 131 KHz. A distinguishable radio frequency-enabled identification tag is associated with each of a plurality of persons assigned to the surgical procedure, including for example, doctors, nurses, and/or the patient, and optionally with products to be monitored. A signal is transmitted from the first transceiver and responses from the identification tags are monitored. A log is created from the monitored responses indicative activities of each of the persons in the operating room or of movements of tagged products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: VISIBLE ASSETS, INC.
    Inventors: Tom Packert, Jay Pierce, Robert J. Griffin, John K. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20080100454
    Abstract: A cart has at least three wheels. It has one or more loop antennas, and a radio transceiver connected with the antennas. The antennas and transceiver operate at a frequency lower than 1 megahertz. The loop antennas are each at least 0.2 square meters in area. The cart is moved to an area such as a room, and the transceiver communicates with various RF tags in the room. Because of the antenna configuration, the portion of spectrum employed, and the power levels used, the cart is able to communicate with most if not all of the RF tags in the room. The cart can then be moved to another area such as another room, and the process repeated. In this way an inventory of tags can be made without expensive permanently installed infrastructure. The system is robust against interferers such as large metal objects and intervening objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: Visible Assets, Inc.
    Inventors: John K. Stevens, Robert J. Griffin, Alexander Tkanchenko
  • Patent number: 6472279
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, and a related method manufacturing an integrated circuit. In one embodiment, the method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes creating a source/drain region between an electrode and an isolation structure located on a substrate. The method further includes implanting a dopant at a predetermined implant dopant concentration through an opening formed in a channel stop mask and located between the electrode and the isolation structure to form a channel stop between the source/drain region and the isolation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Agere Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Griffin, Charles W. Pearce
  • Patent number: 4823244
    Abstract: A light source assembly comprises a lamp holder and a battery frame detachably attached thereto for mechanical and electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Niagara Medical Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Erdem Alaybayoglu, Ian D. Anderson, Robert J. Griffin