Patents by Inventor Daniel Bass

Daniel Bass 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: 10421349
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegeli, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20190278994
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a photograph driven vehicle identification system. In some embodiments, a system for image-based vehicle identification includes a database, an image processor, and a vehicle search engine. The database can include vehicle information. The image processor may apply one or more machine learning models on images received by a user device. The user device can include a camera that obtains the images. The user device can provide a display having images of a vehicle and information associated with the vehicle through a user interface (UI) of the user device. The display can include a first portion at a first location of the UI, and a second portion at a second location of the UI. The first portion and the second portion may be provided at a single instance. The vehicle search engine may identify one or more vehicles in the images received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Bumpas, Stewart Youngblood, Mithra Kosur Venuraju, Amit Deshpande, Jason Hoover, Daniel Martinez, William Hardin, Satish Chikkaveerappa, Majaliwa Bass, Jacob Guiles, Sona Solbrook, Valerie Colon, Khai Ha, Micah Price, Qiaochu Tang, Stephen Wylie, Geoffrey Dagley, Jeremy Huang, Venkata Satya Parcha
  • Patent number: 10322627
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegell, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert A. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10034662
    Abstract: A surgical retractor including a retractor body, and a retractor arm, a control assembly configured to control movement of the retractor blade, the control assembly including a base member having an opening, a regulating member configured to control rotation of a first portion of the retractor arm and move through the opening of the base member, a connecting member cooperatively connected to the regulating member, and a barrel assembly in operative slidable engagement with the opening formed in the base member, wherein rotation of the regulating member in a selected direction moves a stem of the regulating member through the opening thereby forcing the barrel assembly to slide along the opening and the base member to pivot relative to a second portion of the retractor arm between a first position and second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: TEDAN SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, LLC.
    Inventors: Daniel Bass, Adam Young
  • Patent number: 9848862
    Abstract: A retractor blade assembly includes an arm member, blade connector and a retractor blade having stem member provided at the top of the blade. The stem member includes a first pin member, provided at an upper portion of the stem member. The first pin member has at least one abutment extending outward from the stem member, a first groove provided below the first pin member, a second groove provided below the first groove, provided about the circumference of the stem member, a second pin member having at least one abutment extending from the second groove. The blade connector cooperatively engages the stem member permitting the retractor blade to operate in a rotatable mode and a locked mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Tedan Surgical Innovations, LLC.
    Inventors: Daniel Bass, Thomas T. Terramani, Adam B. Young
  • Publication number: 20170172556
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surgical retractor including a retractor body, and a retractor arm including a first portion configured to operatively connect to a retractor blade and a second portion configured to operatively connect to the retractor body, a control assembly configured to control movement of the retractor blade, the control assembly including a base member having an opening and movable between a first position and second position, a regulating member configured to control rotation of the first portion of the retractor arm and move through the opening of the base member, a connecting member cooperatively connected to the regulating member, and a barrel assembly in operative slidable engagement with the opening formed in the base member, wherein rotation of the regulating member in a selected direction moves a stem of the regulating member through the opening thereby forcing the barrel assembly to slide along the opening and the base member to pivot relative to the second portion of the retractor arm between a
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel BASS, Adam YOUNG
  • Patent number: 9636097
    Abstract: A surgical retractor includes a retractor body and a retractor arm. The retractor arm includes a first portion configured to operatively connect to the retractor body, and a control assembly configured to control movement of a retractor blade. The control assembly includes a base member having a first opening and a second opening, and movable between a first position and second position. The retractor arm further includes a regulating member to control rotation of the base member and move through the first opening of the base member, a connecting member cooperatively connected to the regulating member, and a barrel member in operative slidable engagement with the second opening formed in the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: TEDAN SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, LLC.
    Inventor: Daniel Bass
  • Patent number: 9597094
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method of performing an anterior approach hip replacement. The method may include: exposing a surgical site including the femoral neck and acetabulum using a plurality of retractors secured to the plurality of accessory arms; cutting the femoral neck to remove the femoral head; preparing the acetabulum for insertion of an acetabular cup; preparing the femur for insertion of a femoral implant by lifting the femur using a femur hook and the femur distractor; and closing the surgical site. In various alternative embodiments, the method may include using a lesser trochanteric retractor coming from a direct medial approach and a greater trochanteric retractor coming from a lateral, posterior, proximal approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: TEDAN SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, LLC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Richard Menendez, Daniel C. Allison, Daniel Bass, Bob Mastny, Terry Johnston
  • Publication number: 20160287234
    Abstract: A retractor blade assembly includes an arm member, blade connector and a retractor blade having stem member provided at the top of the blade. The stem member includes a first pin member, provided at an upper portion of the stem member. The first pin member has at least one abutment extending outward from the stem member, a first groove provided below the first pin member, a second groove provided below the first groove, provided about the circumference of the stem member, a second pin member having at least one abutment extending from the second groove. The blade connector cooperatively engages the stem member permitting the retractor blade to operate in a rotatable mode and a locked mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Bass, Thomas T. Terramani, Adam B. Young
  • Publication number: 20160030030
    Abstract: A surgical retractor includes a retractor body and a retractor arm. The retractor arm includes a first portion configured to operatively connect to the retractor body, and a control assembly configured to control movement of a retractor blade. The control assembly includes a base member having a first opening and a second opening, and movable between a first position and second position. The retractor arm further includes a regulating member to control rotation of the base member and move through the first opening of the base member, a connecting member cooperatively connected to the regulating member, and a barrel member in operative slidable engagement with the second opening formed in the base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Bass
  • Patent number: 9179947
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a distractor system including one or more of the following: a distraction screw comprising a double threaded distal portion and a nonthreaded locking feature near a proximal end of the distraction screw; a crossbar; a first arm coupled to the crossbar; a second arm coupled to the crossbar and having an interior bore sized to receive at least a portion of the distraction screw; and a lock having a nonthreaded aperture sized to receive at least a portion of the distraction screw therethrough, wherein the lock is configurable in a first position and a second position, when configured in the first position the lock engages the locking feature to substantially inhibit axial movement of the distraction screw within the interior bore, and when configured in the second position the lock substantially permits axial movement of the distraction screw within the interior bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: TEDAN SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Bass
  • Patent number: 9078635
    Abstract: A retractor assembly has a first clamp adapted to be mounted to a table, a first vertically oriented post supported by the clamp, a first main arm mounted for at least one of angular and lateral movement relative to the first post, and lockable in a selected position, and a tree assembly configured at one end of the second post. The tree assembly has at least two accessory arms, with each accessory arm having a first ball joint on a first end, and a pivot lock knob at an immediate portion, and each accessory arm having a second end configured to accept the mounting of a retractor to the accessory arm. The retractor assembly may also include a J-shaped hook mounted to a ratcheting linearly movable distractor assembly and trochanteric retractors mounted to the accessory arms for femoral elevation and exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Tedan Surgical Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Richard Menendez, Daniel C. Allison, Daniel Bass, Bob Mastny, Terry Johnston
  • Patent number: 8945226
    Abstract: An anterior cervical column support having a hollow frame having a top load bearing surface and a bottom load bearing surface may be inserted between a first spinal vertebra and a second spinal vertebra. The top load bearing surface and the bottom load bearing surface may each include an opening allowing access to the interior of the frame. A front surface may extend between the top load bearing surface and the bottom load bearing surface, and a rear surface may extend between the top load bearing surface and the bottom load bearing surface. Two side surfaces are attached between the front surface and the rear surface, each side surface having a solid side panel that is at least x-ray translucent. An anterior (front) plate is attached to the front surface of the support device, where the front plate includes clearance holes for receiving fasteners for holding the front plate in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rhausler
    Inventors: Terry Johnston, Fred H. Geisler, Daniel Bass
  • Patent number: 8945003
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide a surgical retractor having two blade-supporting arms, which are mounted to be laterally slideable towards and apart from each other by a toothed rack. Each arm supports a respective retractor blade. In some embodiments, the retractor blades are curved in the same direction as each other so that the first blade is concave in the first direction, and a second blade is also concave in the same direction. Alternatively or additionally, in some embodiments, a cushioned material or cushioned sleeve is present on the blades where the blades contact the anatomy. The cushioned material or sleeve may be made of a soft silicone. Further, the cushioned material or sleeve may be coated or molded onto the blade structure, or may be a removable sleeve that is manually slid onto or off of the blade structure. Also, alternatively or in addition in some embodiments, blade-mounted lighting may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tedan Surgical
    Inventors: Daniel Bass, Ray Bertolero, Terry Johnston, Danny Fishman
  • Publication number: 20140358149
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method of performing an anterior approach hip replacement. The method may include: exposing a surgical site including the femoral neck and acetabulum using a plurality of retractors secured to the plurality of accessory arms; cutting the femoral neck to remove the femoral head; preparing the acetabulum for insertion of an acetabular cup; preparing the femur for insertion of a femoral implant by lifting the femur using a femur hook and the femur distractor; and closing the surgical site. In various alternative embodiments, the method may include using a lesser trochanteric retractor corning from a direct medial approach and a greater trochanteric retractor coming from a lateral, posterior, proximal approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence Richard Menendez, Daniel C. Allison, Daniel Bass, Bob Mastny, Terry Johnston
  • Patent number: 8821041
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a fiber optic cable to a light source comprising a female adaptor having a receiving bore and a channel projecting into the receiving bore; a male ferrule, having a first portion insertable into at least part of the receiving bore, and a second portion defined at least partially by a tapered diameter region; and a compressible ring member disposed in the channel that engages the tapered portion when the male ferrule is inserted in the female adaptor in order to provide some resistance to removal of the male ferrule from the female adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tedan Surgical Innovations, LLC.
    Inventors: Marguerite McHenry, Daniel Bass, Terry Johnston
  • Patent number: 8808176
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method of performing an anterior approach hip replacement using a retractor assembly. The method may include: providing a retractor assembly including a first vertical post, a plurality of accessory arms mounted to the first post, a second vertical post, and a femur distractor mounted to the second post; exposing a surgical site including the femoral neck and acetabulum using a plurality of retractors secured to the accessory arms; cutting the femoral neck to remove the femoral head; preparing the acetabulum for insertion of an acetabular cup; preparing the femur for insertion of a femoral implant by lifting the femur using a femur hook and the femur distractor; and closing the surgical site. In various alternative embodiments, the retractors may include a lesser trochanteric retractor coming from a direct medial approach and a greater trochanteric retractor coming from a lateral, posterior, proximal approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Tedan Surgical Innovations, LLC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Richard Menendez, Daniel C. Allison, Daniel Bass, Bob Mastny, Terry Johnston
  • Publication number: 20140012269
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a distractor system including one or more of the following: a distraction screw comprising a double threaded distal portion and a nonthreaded locking feature near a proximal end of the distraction screw; a crossbar; a first arm coupled to the crossbar; a second arm coupled to the crossbar and having an interior bore sized to receive at least a portion of the distraction screw; and a lock having a nonthreaded aperture sized to receive at least a portion of the distraction screw therethrough, wherein the lock is configurable in a first position and a second position, when configured in the first position the lock engages the locking feature to substantially inhibit axial movement of the distraction screw within the interior bore, and when configured in the second position the lock substantially permits axial movement of the distraction screw within the interior bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: TEDAN SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Bass
  • Publication number: 20140003084
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a fiber optic cable to a light source comprising a female adaptor having a receiving bore and a channel projecting into the receiving bore; a male ferrule, having a first portion insertable into at least part of the receiving bore, and a second portion defined at least partially by a tapered diameter region; and a compressible ring member disposed in the channel that engages the tapered portion when the male ferrule is inserted in the female adaptor in order to provide some resistance to removal of the male ferrule from the female adaptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: TEDAN SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Marguerite McHenry, Daniel Bass, Terry Johnston
  • Publication number: 20130204091
    Abstract: A retractor assembly has a first clamp adapted to be mounted to a table, a first vertically oriented post supported by the clamp, a first main arm mounted for at least one of angular and lateral movement relative to the first post, and lockable in a selected position, and a tree assembly configured at one end of the second post. The tree assembly has at least two accessory arms, with each accessory arm having a first ball joint on a first end, and a pivot lock knob at an immediate portion, and each accessory arm having a second end configured to accept the mounting of a retractor to the accessory arm. The retractor assembly may also include a J-shaped hook mounted to a ratcheting linearly movable distractor assembly and trochanteric retractors mounted to the accessory arms for femoral elevation and exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: TEDAN SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Richard Menendez, Daniel C. Allison, Daniel Bass, Bob Mastny, Terry Johnston