Patents by Inventor Thomas Barrows

Thomas Barrows 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: 20200376154
    Abstract: The invention is a non-hydrated, keratin wound dressing film comprising a fraction of keratins isolated from a solution of extracted keratins. Said fraction enables the formation of film with greater flexibility that can be achieved in film made from the unfractionated keratin extract. Also disclosed is a process of forming wound dressings and a method of obtaining said keratin fraction from an extract of human hair or other keratin raw materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas BARROWS, Nicholas BESKID, Christopher INGRAHAM, Alexander MACDOUGALL
  • Patent number: 9649330
    Abstract: A wound care dressing that combines a sodium alginate hydrogel spread and a calcium solution spray to create a transparent membrane over damaged skin eliminating the need for a secondary dressing. The calcium dissolved in alcohol displaces sodium from the hydrogel spread, resulting in the formation of the membrane. The membrane decreases healing time by fostering hemostasis, a moist wound healing environment and absorption of exudate and blood from the wound. The membrane also provides an immediate cooling effect for the damaged skin. Once the wound is cleaned, the user applies the hydrogel and covers it with a mist of spray which creates a film layer. The membrane is transparent and flexible such that the skin surface is still visible and the membrane will not be dislodged as the skin is manipulated. The dried surface of the membrane is not tacky, eliminating the need for a secondary dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Barrows
  • Publication number: 20140200196
    Abstract: A wound care dressing that combines a sodium alginate hydrogel spread and a calcium solution spray to create a transparent membrane over damaged skin eliminating the need for a secondary dressing. The calcium dissolved in alcohol displaces sodium from the hydrogel spread, resulting in the formation of the membrane. The membrane decreases healing time by fostering hemostasis, a moist wound healing environment and absorption of exudate and blood from the wound. The membrane also provides an immediate cooling effect for the damaged skin. Once the wound is cleaned, the user applies the hydrogel and covers it with a mist of spray which creates a film layer. The membrane is transparent and flexible such that the skin surface is still visible and the membrane will not be dislodged as the skin is manipulated. The dried surface of the membrane is not tacky, eliminating the need for a secondary dressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Barrows
  • Publication number: 20070148138
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hair graft comprising (a) tissue engineered skin comprising a tissue engineered epidermal layer, a tissue engineered dermal layer, and hair follicle progenitor cells and (b) a scaffold. The invention also provides methods of making and using the hair grafts of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: ADERANS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Barrows, Preeti MacIntyre, Kenneth Washenik
  • Publication number: 20070122387
    Abstract: The present invention is a hair graft derived from a plucked hair comprising a plucked hair having adhered epidermal stem cells and associated follicular dermal cells. The present invention also includes methods of making a hair graft, methods of implanting a hair graft and methods of identifying inductive follicular dermal cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: Aderans Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Cochran, Bryan Marshall, Thomas Barrows, Yandong Su, Robyn Schlicher
  • Publication number: 20050214344
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved scaffold which is constructed to mimic the architecture of the native hair follicle. The present invention also relates to the use of specific compositions and methods of manufacture to produce scaffolds that combine biocompatibility with the desired rates of bioabsorption. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to a process for manufacturing a biomimetic hair follicle graft and a method for seeding the graft with cells and implanting the graft into the skin where the growth of a new hair shaft is desired. A further embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for hair multiplication in which cells are multiplied in culture and aliquoted into a multitude of bioabsorbable scaffolds in combination with cultured keratinocytes or other allogenic cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Applicant: Aderans Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Barrows, Stephen Cochran, Bryan Marshall
  • Publication number: 20050191748
    Abstract: The present invention provides a filamentary structure for the introduction of agents into a living host, comprising a filament comprising a solid core and a porous sheath which coats at least a portion of the solid core. When the filamentary structure is to be permanently implanted into a living host, both the solid core and the porous sheath are bioabsorbable. When the filamentary structure is to be temporarily implanted into the skin of a living host to deliver agents, such as cells, therein, the porous sheath is preferably bioabsorbable but the core need only be biocompatable, not bioabsorabable. The devices and methods of the present invention enable one to regenerate hair follicles, to introduce genetically altered cells or encapsulated cells to a living host transdermally, to regenerate bones, and to deliver drugs transdermally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Applicant: Aderans Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Barrows
  • Patent number: 6715319
    Abstract: A method of producing flat glass in which foam which appears on the surface of molten glass melted using oxy-fuel burners is dispersed by directing a diffuse, luminescent flame onto the surface of the glass carrying the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Pilkington plc
    Inventors: Thomas Barrow, David Alan Bird
  • Publication number: 20020134112
    Abstract: A method of producing flat glass in which foam which appears on the surface of molten glass melted using oxy-fuel burners is dispersed by directing a diffuse, luminescent flame onto the surface of the glass carrying the foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas Barrow, David Alan Bird
  • Patent number: 4290813
    Abstract: Fast-response photochromic boro-silicate glasses which have a half-fading time of not more than 145 secs, have silver halide crystals dispersed throughout the glass and are free from barium, comprise, in weight percentages:SiO.sub.2 --31 to 59%B.sub.2 O.sub.3 --18 to 28%Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 --8 to 20%R.sub.2 O--6 to 16%wherein R.sub.2 O represents one or more of Li.sub.2 O, Na.sub.2 O and K.sub.2 O in amounts within the ranges 0 to 3% Li.sub.2 O, 0 to 8% Na.sub.2 O and 0 to 16% K.sub.2 O, and where the content of silver, expressed as Ag.sub.2 O, lies within the range 0.05 to 0.4% by weight, while the content of halide lies within the range 0.13 to 1% by weight of the glass.Further optional constituents are MgO (up to 2.6%) and P.sub.2 O.sub.5 (up to 12%). Refractive index n.sub.D can be corrected to the standard ophthalmic value of 1.523 by additions of ZrO.sub.2, TiO.sub.2 and/or PbO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Assignee: Pilkington Brothers Limited
    Inventors: Harry Owen, Thomas Barrow
  • Patent number: 4102693
    Abstract: Fast-response photochromic boro-silicate glasses which have silver halide crystals dispersed throughout the glass and are free from barium, comprise, in weight percentages:______________________________________ SiO.sub.2 31 to 59% B.sub.2 O.sub.3 18 to 28% Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 8 to 20% R.sub.2 O 6 to 16% ______________________________________Where R.sub.2 O represents one or more of Li.sub.2 O, Na.sub.2 O and K.sub.2 O in amounts within the ranges 0 to 3% Li.sub.2 O, 0 to 8% Na.sub.2 O and 0 to 16% K.sub.2 O, and where the content of silver, expressed as Ag.sub.2 O, lies within the range 0.05 to 0.4% by weight, while the content of halide lies within the range 0.13 to 1% by weight of the glass.Further optional constituents are MgO (up to 2.6%) and P.sub.2 O.sub.5 (up to 12%). Refractive index n.sub.D can be corrected to the standard ophthalmic value of 1.523 by additions of ZrO.sub.2, TiO.sub.2 and/or PbO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: Pilkington Brothers Limited
    Inventors: Harry Owen, Thomas Barrow