Patents by Inventor Wendy A. Henderson

Wendy A. Henderson 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: 20210180108
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are method for separating, amplifying, or detecting a nucleic acid from a sample may comprise contacting a sample lysate with a plurality of buoyant, inorganic, nucleic-acid-capture microspheres. The nucleic-acid-capture microspheres may comprise unicellular hollow microspheres having a diameter between 5 and 300 ?m and/or a true particle density between 0.05 and 0.60 grams/cm3. The microspheres may comprise hollow soda-lime-borosilicate microspheres. In some embodiments, the microspheres comprises hollow soda-lime-borosilicate microspheres surrounded by an amorphous silica shell. Also disclosed are kits for performing the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicants: GoDx, Inc, The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Servic
    Inventors: Chang Hee KIM, Lichen XIANG, Wendy A. HENDERSON, Xiao JIANG
  • Publication number: 20200354778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the rapid and electricity-free, point-of-care, multiplexed detection and quantification of at least one or more nucleic acid sequences from nucleic acids corresponding to a plurality of pathogens or biomarkers using a micropatterned lateral flow device. Rapid and molecular-level sensitive differential diagnosis of a disease condition may be enabled without the need for a delayed laboratory test so that timely treatment can be administered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: GODX, INC, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
    Inventors: Chang Hee Kim, Wendy A. Henderson, Sarah K. Abey, Nicolaas H. Fourie, Eric G. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20180148774
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the rapid and electricity-free, point-of-care, multiplexed detection and quantification of at least one or more nucleic acid sequences from nucleic acids corresponding to a plurality of pathogens or biomarkers using a micropatterned lateral flow device. Rapid and molecular-level sensitive differential diagnosis of a disease condition may be enabled without the need for a delayed laboratory test so that timely treatment can be administered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicants: GODX, INC, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVIC
    Inventors: Chang Hee Kim, Wendy A. Henderson, Sarah K. Abey, Nicolaas H. Fourie, Eric G. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9683263
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed herein for identifying a subject with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Methods are also disclosed for determining if an agent is effective for the treatment or prevention of IBS. Methods of treating a subject with IBS, such as a subject identified using the disclosed methods, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Wendy A. Henderson, Ralph M. Peace, Nicolaas H. Fourie, Sarah K. Abey
  • Publication number: 20160153041
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed herein for identifying a subject with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Methods are also disclosed for determining if an agent is effective for the treatment or prevention of IBS. Methods of treating a subject with IBS, such as a subject identified using the disclosed methods, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Serv
    Inventors: Wendy A. Henderson, Ralph M. Peace, Nicolaas H. Fourie, Sarah K. Abey
  • Patent number: 8914306
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides system, methods, and devices for generating debit cards. A debit card system for creating a plurality of debit cards comprises a debit card printer, a batch creation engine, a payment batches database, a deposit management engine, and a distribution engine, wherein the debit card printer comprises an imprinting mechanism, a magnetic strip writer, and a computer network interface. In an embodiment, the distribution engine is further configured to initiate creation of an alternate account on behalf of a recipient related to a debit card that is not activated within a predetermined amount of time, and to transmit to a deposit processing system instructions to enable a deposit into the alternate account of funds equal to a recipient payment amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: PenChecks, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Emanuel Preovolos, Wendy Henderson, Masood Roashan, Raphael Houri
  • Patent number: 7762970
    Abstract: A cast for use in limiting movement of the hand to promote healing of an injured body part includes a water hardenable orthopaedic blank for mounting on the forearm, preferably with a thumb hole, and an outrigger, also impregnated with water hardenable material, secured to the blank for holding the thumb or fingers against movement. This construction minimizes irritation of the web between the thumb and forefinger and reduces discomfort and trauma caused by chafing and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventors: Wendy Henderson, Tracy Grim, Joe Iglesias
  • Patent number: 7465283
    Abstract: A cast or support assembly includes inner double knit padding material in which the outer layer is woven or knit to have substantial size openings, while the inner layer of the double knit material to be located against the skin of the patient is more closely woven or knit. Additional casting fabric is also provided, with this casting fabric being impregnated with water hardenable material. The outer casting fabric may include openings extending through it, so that the entire cast assembly has ventilation openings allowing air circulation to accomplish rapid drying following wetting of the assembly by sweat, rain, or by swimming, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Ossur, hf
    Inventors: Tracy E. Grim, Joseph M. Iglesias, Wendy Henderson, Kelly M. Long, Michael Campos, Walter Doubleday
  • Publication number: 20080091130
    Abstract: A cast for use in limiting movement of the hand to promote healing of an injured body part includes a water hardenable orthopaedic blank for mounting on the forearm, preferably with a thumb hole, and an outrigger, also impregnated with water hardenable material, secured to the blank for holding the thumb or fingers against movement. This construction minimizes irritation of the web between the thumb and forefinger and reduces discomfort and trauma caused by chafing and pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Wendy Henderson, Tracy Grim, Joe Iglesias
  • Patent number: 7240876
    Abstract: A dispenser box for medical bandages including orthopedic splints is described. The dispenser box includes at least one moisture impermeable container connected with a face plate containing a periphery gasket. The bandage exits through a slot in the face plate. A door is pivotally connected to and mechanically biased against the face plate. When the door is closed, a moisture resistant environment is maintained for the stored bandage materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Ossur, hf
    Inventors: Walter Doubleday, Wendy Henderson, Joseph M. Iglesias, Kenneth Helenbolt, Michael Campos, Wendee Lee, Tracy E. Grim
  • Publication number: 20060237579
    Abstract: A dispenser box for medical bandages including orthopedic splints is described. The dispenser box includes at least one moisture impermeable container connected with a face plate containing a periphery gasket. The bandage exits through a slot in the face plate. A door is pivotally connected to and mechanically biased against the face plate. When the door is closed, a moisture resistant environment is maintained for the stored bandage materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Walter Doubleday, Wendy Henderson, Joseph Iglesias, Kenneth Helenbolt, Michael Campos, Wendee Lee, Tracy Grim
  • Publication number: 20060155226
    Abstract: A cast or support assembly includes inner double knit padding material in which the outer layer is woven or knit to have substantial size openings, while the inner layer of the double knit material to be located against the skin of the patient is more closely woven or knit. Additional casting fabric is also provided, with this casting fabric being impregnated with water hardenable material. The outer casting fabric may include openings extending through it, so that the entire cast assembly has ventilation openings allowing air circulation to accomplish rapid drying following wetting of the assembly by sweat, rain, or by swimming, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Tracy Grim, Joseph Iglesias, Wendy Henderson, Kelly Long, Michael Campos, Walter Doubleday
  • Patent number: 7004917
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved hardenable orthopaedic supports and methods of making the same. One embodiment provides a support which includes a blank made of a permeable, flexible material and including a structural region impregnated with a hardenable material and a peripheral region which will remain flexible after the hardenable material is hardened. Another embodiment provides a method of manufacturing an orthopaedic support in which a permeable, flexible material is positioned adjacent a recess of a molding element; the flexible material is contacted with a hardenable material; and the hardenable material is placed under pressure in the molding element to impregnate the section of the flexible material with the hardenable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Royce Medical Company
    Inventors: Wendy Henderson, Michael Campos, Walter Doubleday, Joseph Iglesias, David Cormier
  • Publication number: 20050234374
    Abstract: An orthopaedic splint apparatus and technique involving the use of a water hardenable blank with (1) primary tacking arrangements for adjustably holding the splint or support in place after it has been activated and placed on the injured part of the anatomy, and may also include (2) secondary, functional arrangements for holding the splint firmly in place following accurate mounting and location of the splint on the injured part of the anatomy. The tacking arrangements may involve the use of lateral extensions from the main body of the splint with hook and loop type fasteners or adhesive associated with the extensions for holding the splint onto the injured part of the anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Tracy Grim, Wendy Henderson, Joseph Iglesias, Michael Campos, Walter Doubleday, Kelly Long
  • Publication number: 20050234375
    Abstract: An orthopaedic splint technique involves the use of a water hardenable blank, with (1) primary tacking arrangements for adjustably holding the splint or support in place after it has been activated and placed on the injured part of the anatomy, and may also include (2) functional arrangements for holding the splint firmly in place following accurate mounting and location of the splint on the injured part of the anatomy. The tacking arrangements may involve the use of lateral extensions from the main body of the splint with hook and loop type arrangements or adhesive associated with the extensions for holding the splint onto the injured part of the anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Tracy Grim, Wendy Henderson, Joseph Iglesias, Michael Campos, Walter Doubleday, Kelly Speakes
  • Patent number: 6929613
    Abstract: An orthopedic support assembly has a shape which is well-suited to be reliably positioned on a patient's anatomical structure, e.g., a limb or other extremity. Designs in accordance with certain embodiments include two or more lobes joined by one or more narrower joining region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Royce Medical Company
    Inventors: Wendy Henderson, Walter Doubleday, Joseph Iglesias, Tracy Grim, Michael Campos, Kelly M. Long
  • Patent number: 6824522
    Abstract: An orthopaedic support assembly is formed of a flexible material impregnated with a hardenable material, e.g. a water-hardenable urethane. The orthopaedic support may include an outer layer of napped material, e.g., an unbroken loop material, that reduces migration of the hardenable material. The orthopaedic support may also include an inner layer of foam padding to increase the comfort of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Royce Medical Company
    Inventors: Wendy Henderson, Michael Campos, Walter Doubleday, Joseph Iglesias, Tracy Grim
  • Publication number: 20020193718
    Abstract: An orthopaedic support assembly is formed of a flexible material impregnated with a hardenable material, e.g. a water-hardenable urethane. The orthopaedic support may include an outer layer of napped material, e.g., an unbroken loop material, that reduces migration of the hardenable material. The orthopaedic support may also include an inner layer of foam padding to increase the comfort of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Wendy Henderson, Michael Campos, Walter Doubleday, Joseph Iglesias, Tracy Grim
  • Publication number: 20020183671
    Abstract: An orthopedic support assembly has a shape which is well-suited to be reliably positioned on a patient's anatomical structure, e.g., a limb or other extremity. Designs in accordance with certain embodiments include two or more lobes joined by one or more narrower joining region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Wendy Henderson, Walter Doubleday, Joseph Iglesias, Tracy Grim, Michael Campos, Kelly M. Long
  • Publication number: 20020177797
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved hardenable orthopaedic supports and methods of making the same. One embodiment provides a support which includes a blank made of a permeable, flexible material and including a structural region impregnated with a hardenable material and a peripheral region which will remain flexible after the hardenable material is hardened. Another embodiment provides a method of manufacturing an orthopaedic support in which a permeable, flexible material is positioned adjacent a recess of a molding element; the flexible material is contacted with a hardenable material; and the hardenable material is placed under pressure in the molding element to impregnate the section of the flexible material with the hardenable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Wendy Henderson, Michael Campos, Walter Doubleday, Joseph Iglesias, David Cormier