Patents by Inventor William Barnard

William Barnard 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: 8613714
    Abstract: Disclosed is an autonomically functioning, battery-powered apparatus for non-invasive delivery of transcranial ultrasound. Insonation is directed by electronic circuitry and programmable instructions in memory and is modulated to achieve stereotemporal modulation of insonation so as to eliminate the need for assisted cooling. The apparatus is provided with registration members to facilitate stereotactic placement of transducer arrays and does not require diagnostic imaging guidance during setup and operation. Insonation is directed by electronic circuitry and programmable instructions in memory and is modulated to achieve stereotemporal modulation of insonation so as to eliminate the need for assisted cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Cerevast Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Alleman, Randal L. Radford, William Barnard
  • Patent number: 8603014
    Abstract: Disclosed is a “hands-free”, autonomously operating, battery-powered apparatus with electronic programmable actuation circuitry for non-invasive ultrasonic treatment of ischemic stroke, microatheromas of the cerebral vasculature, intracranial hypertension, and other cerebrovascular pathologies such as hypoperfusion associated with migraine. The apparatus is provided with registration members to facilitate stereotactic placement of the headset on the skull with respect to target intracranial anatomy. Once fitted in place on the skull and activated, the device does not require clinical intervention during operation; does not need skilled technical adjustment of the waveform patterns; and achieves therapeutic results with power consumption of less than 400 mAmp-hr, thus permitting extended portable operation without external power and eliminating the need for assisted cooling. Using a device of the invention, transcranial ultrasound may be self-administered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cerevast Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony John Alleman, William Barnard, Randal Lee Radford
  • Patent number: 8206307
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe is provided having an ultrasound module received in a housing thereof, the ultrasound module including a plurality of transducers longitudinally spaced apart within the housing and a control and processing system electrically coupled to the transducers for collecting ultrasonic data representative of a target biological tissue when the ultrasound probe is in operation. A motor is likewise received in the housing to rotate, oscillate and/or translate the ultrasound module in a data collection mode. Coupling fluid is received in the housing to at least partially surround the ultrasound module and the motor. A method of obtaining ultrasonic data representative of a target biological tissue, such as a bladder, for diagnostic purposes is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: dBMEDx Inc.
    Inventors: William Barnard, David Bartholomew Shine
  • Publication number: 20120083718
    Abstract: Disclosed is a “hands-free”, autonomously operating, battery-powered apparatus with electronic programmable actuation circuitry for non-invasive ultrasonic treatment of ischemic stroke, microatheromas of the cerebral vasculature, intracranial hypertension, and other cerebrovascular pathologies such as hypoperfusion associated with migraine. The apparatus is provided with registration members to facilitate stereotactic placement of the headset on the skull with respect to target intracranial anatomy. Once fitted in place on the skull and activated, the device does not require clinical intervention during operation; does not need skilled technical adjustment of the waveform patterns; and achieves therapeutic results with power consumption of less than 400 mAmp-hr, thus permitting extended portable operation without external power and eliminating the need for assisted cooling. Using a device of the invention, transcranial ultrasound may be self-administered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: CEREVAST THERAPEUTICS
    Inventors: Anthony J. Alleman, William Barnard, Randal Lee Radford
  • Publication number: 20120083717
    Abstract: Disclosed is an autonomically functioning, battery-powered apparatus for non-invasive delivery of transcranial ultrasound. Insonation is directed by electronic circuitry and programmable instructions in memory and is modulated to achieve stereotemporal modulation of insonation so as to eliminate the need for assisted cooling. The apparatus is provided with registration members to facilitate stereotactic placement of transducer arrays and does not require diagnostic imaging guidance during setup and operation. Insonation is directed by electronic circuitry and programmable instructions in memory and is modulated to achieve stereotemporal modulation of insonation so as to eliminate the need for assisted cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: CEREVAST THERAPEUTICS
    Inventors: Anthony J. Alleman, Randal L. Radford, William Barnard
  • Publication number: 20110224551
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe is provided having an ultrasound module received in a housing thereof, the ultrasound module including a plurality of transducers longitudinally spaced apart within the housing and a control and processing system electrically coupled to the transducers for collecting ultrasonic data representative of a target biological tissue when the ultrasound probe is in operation. A motor is likewise received in the housing to rotate, oscillate and/or translate the ultrasound module in a data collection mode. Coupling fluid is received in the housing to at least partially surround the ultrasound module and the motor. A method of obtaining ultrasonic data representative of a target biological tissue, such as a bladder, for diagnostic purposes is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: dBMEDx INC
    Inventors: William Barnard, David Bartholomew Shine
  • Patent number: 7331925
    Abstract: A system which includes at least one ultrasound data collection device which is programmable to carry out a specific ultrasound procedure on a selected part of a human body of a patient. The resulting ultrasound data is transmitted via a local server at the site of the data collection device to the internet and from there to a web database server which processes the raw ultrasound data to produce medical result information, including ultrasound images, which is then sent to a skilled technician, who accepts the results, rejects or edits them. Accepted medical results are transmitted back to the medical practitioner, while edited medical results are reprocessed, the results of which are transmitted to the medical practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Verathon, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald J. McMorrow, William Barnard, Stephen Dudycha, Timothy Shelton, Vikram Chalana
  • Publication number: 20070225778
    Abstract: An apparatus for directing light to an eye for exciting a photosensitizer includes an addressable LED array so that the size and shape of the LED light used for aiming or therapy is selectable so as to match the size and shape of targeted tissue. The LED array has a configuration that provides increased LED density, increased current spreading with minimal light blocking and a simplified addressing connection sheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Gregory Heacock, William Barnard, Wes Williams, Wayde Watters
  • Publication number: 20070142880
    Abstract: A light delivery apparatus to provide light treatment to a patient includes a catheter assembly having a light source that transmit light towards a target site within a patient. A balloon surrounds the light source and has a plurality of tissue engaging elements movable between first positions and second positions. In one embodiment, each element extends radially inward in the first position and radially outward in the second position. An insertion tool is used to deliver the light delivery apparatus. During use, the light delivery apparatus is rotationally locked with the insertion tool for improved steering, navigation, and aiming of emitted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: William Barnard, Phillip Burwell, James Chen, Julene Christophersen, William Gembala, David Shine
  • Publication number: 20070118412
    Abstract: A system which includes at least one ultrasound data collection device which is programmable to carry out a specific ultrasound procedure. The resulting ultrasound data is transmitted via a local server to the internet and from there to a web database server which processes the raw ultrasound data and provides application-specific information, such as a three-dimensional model, which can be used for diagnostic interpretation of the body part imaged by the ultrasound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND
    Inventors: Gerald McMorrow, William Barnard
  • Publication number: 20050288584
    Abstract: A system which includes at least one ultrasound data collection device which is programmable to carry out a specific ultrasound procedure on a selected part of a human body of a patient. The resulting ultrasound data is transmitted via a local server at the site of the data collection device to the internet and from there to a web database server which processes the raw ultrasound data to produce medical result information, including ultrasound images, which is then sent to a skilled technician, who accepts the results, rejects or edits them. Accepted medical results are transmitted back to the medical practitioner, while edited medical results are reprocessed, the results of which are transmitted to the medical practitioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Gerald McMorrow, William Barnard, Stephen Dudycha, Timothy Shelton, Vikram Chalana
  • Patent number: 6905468
    Abstract: A data collection device obtains three-dimensional ultrasound scan information of a portion of the abdominal aorta. A plurality of transducer elements are arranged to provide overlapping coverage. The data collection device is first positioned over the aorta by an operator; a one-dimensional scan with a Doppler sound generator operating on the blood flow is used to verify proper initial positioning of the device. Three-dimensional scan information is then obtained and converted from plane coordinates into spherical coordinates such that the resulting converted scan line planes are perpendicular to the aorta. The information in each converted scan line plane is then processed to determine the boundaries of the aorta, from which diameter information is then calculated. Diameter measurements over a given region of the aorta can be used to determine and monitor an aneurysm in the aorta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Diagnostic Ultrasound Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald J. McMorrow, Jongtae Yuk, William Barnard
  • Patent number: 6884217
    Abstract: The system includes a function for generating a plurality of ultrasound scan planes, each separated by a selected angle, to produce a scan cone having an ultrasound scan cone boundary for scanning the bladder, or other organ. The amount, if any, of the scanned bladder which extends beyond the ultrasound scan cone boundary is then determined, as well as the percentage of the bladder within an inner cone boundary relative to that within the ultrasound cone boundary. A signal is provided, specifically illumination of one of four orthogonal arrows in a display, indicating the direction that the transducer should be moved in order to more accurately center the bladder within the ultrasound scan cone boundary. Re-aiming of the transducer is considered necessary when the ratio of the percentages is less than 70%, while if the percentage ratio is greater than 70%, aiming is optional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Diagnostic Ultrasound Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald J. McMorrow, William Barnard
  • Publication number: 20040267123
    Abstract: The system includes a function for generating a plurality of ultrasound scan planes, each separated by a selected angle, to produce a scan cone having an ultrasound scan cone boundary for scanning the bladder, or other organ. The amount, if any, of the scanned bladder which extends beyond the ultrasound scan cone boundary is then determined, as well as the percentage of the bladder within an inner cone boundary relative to that within the ultrasound cone boundary. A signal is provided, specifically illumination of one of four orthogonal arrows in a display, indicating the direction that the transducer should be moved in order to more accurately center the bladder within the ultrasound scan cone boundary. Re-aiming of the transducer is considered necessary when the ratio of the percentages is less than 70%, while if the percentage ratio is greater than 70%, aiming is optional.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Gerald J. McMorrow, William Barnard
  • Publication number: 20040054280
    Abstract: A data collection device obtains three-dimensional ultrasound scan information of a portion of the abdominal aorta. A plurality of transducer elements are arranged to provide overlapping coverage. The data collection device is first positioned over the aorta by an operator; a one-dimensional scan with a Doppler sound generator operating on the blood flow is used to verify proper initial positioning of the device. Three-dimensional scan information is then obtained and converted from plane coordinates into spherical coordinates such that the resulting converted scan line planes are perpendicular to the aorta. The information in each converted scan line plane is then processed to determine the boundaries of the aorta, from which diameter information is then calculated. Diameter measurements over a given region of the aorta can be used to determine and monitor an aneurysm in the aorta.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Gerald J. McMorrow, Jongtae Yuk, William Barnard
  • Publication number: 20020139466
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in the manufacture of plasterboard (100) having at least a first side faced with a facing liner (2), a cementitious core (1) and an opposite side faced with a backing liner (4), includes a support surface (3) with a required surface finish to support the facing liner (2) and the first side of the plasterboard, pressurized fluid supply means to supply a fluid at above atmospheric pressure and at least one fluid directing means (5) to direct the pressurized fluid from the pressurized fluid supply means onto the opposite side of the plasterboard after the cementitious core (1) has partially set but before it has set to a knife set point. The pressurized fluid exerts a substantially uniform pressure on the backing liner (4) and the opposite side of the plasterboard, thereby smoothing the facing liner (2) and the first side of said plasterboard by urging them toward the support surface (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Neil William Barnard
  • Patent number: 3938253
    Abstract: A holder for receiving dental root canal instruments consists of two circular plates arranged in coaxial spaced-apart disposition, one plate having a series of through holes therein each to receive a respective instrument with the tip thereof resting on the other plate the separation of the two plates, and thus the distance between that plate face which receives an instrument tip and the corresponding face of the other plate, being selectively adjustable to provide a datum for setting indicators on the respective instruments mounted on the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1976
    Assignee: Kurer Research & Development
    Inventors: John David William Barnard, Peter Frank Kurer