Marine sensor and vehicle industry technologies
After graduate school, Jason (Jay) Seawall worked as a research engineer at the Applied Research Lab in Austin Texas. In 2002, Jay joined the Ocean Engineering department at the Applied Physics LaboratoryUniversity of Washington in Seattle as an engineer for underwater systems for two years.
Jay co-founded BlueView Technologies and held the positions of Executive Vice President and later Chief Operating Officer, overseeing business development, new product development, and marketing. After the company was acquired by Teledyne in 2012, he served as Vice President of Technology advancing underwater vision and measurement solutions. Jay currently runs Teledyne Marines Innovation Team advancing marine technology through internal and external collaboration efforts.
B.S. Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
Toothbrush Employing an Acoustic Waveguide
Patent Number: US 7,296,318 B2
Pierre Mourad, Francis Olson, R. Lee Thompson, Jason Seawall
20 Nov 2007
A power toothbrush is disclosed having a handle containing a rechargeable battery, an ultrasonic drive circuit, a sonic component such as a motor, and a control unit. The handle is connected to a toothbrush head preferably having a a plurality of bristles and an ultrasonic transducer that is operatively connected to a waveguide that extends from the toothbrush head generally adjacent the bristles. The waveguide facilitates the transmission of acoustic energy into the dental fluid. It is contemplated that the waveguide may be utilized in manual or power toothbrushes, and in a combination without the sonic component, or in a combination without the ultrasonic transducer. Toothbrushes disclosed herein achieve improved plaque and stain removal from the teeth as well as interproximal and subgingival regions, while enhancing the user experience, massaging the gums, and stimulating dental tissues.