Patents by Inventor Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins 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: 20200323578
    Abstract: A bipolar electrosurgical instrument includes first and second shafts each having a jaw member extending from its distal end. Each jaw member is adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy such that the jaw members are capable of selectively conducting energy through tissue held therebetween. A knife channel is configured to reciprocate a cutting mechanism therealong. An actuator selectively advances the cutting mechanism. A switch is disposed on the first shaft and is configured to be depressed between a first position and at least one subsequent position upon biasing engagement with a mechanical interface disposed on the second shaft. The first position of the switch relays information to the user corresponding to a desired pressure on tissue and the at least one subsequent position is configured to activate the source of electrosurgical energy to supply electrosurgical energy to the jaw members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan C. Artale, Jeffrey M. Roy, Tony Moua, Dennis W. Butcher, William J. Dickhans, Daniel A. Joseph, Luke Waaler, Cynthia M. Perry, Meghan Collins Long
  • Patent number: 10805459
    Abstract: One example method of operation may include receiving one or more data messages, identifying calls and corresponding call data from the one or more messages, identifying call parameters from the call data, applying a call activity filter criteria to the call parameters to identify a suspect sub-set of the call parameters which indicate an elevated likelihood of call scam, forwarding the call parameters and the suspect sub-set of call parameters to one or more call data tables, and assigning one or more scam designation threshold scores to the suspect sub-set of the call parameters in the one or more call data tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST ORION CORP.
    Inventors: Mark Hamilton Botner, Andrew Collin Shaddox, Collin Michael Turney, Daniel Francis Kliebhan, Robert Francis Piscopo, Jr., Charles Donald Morgan, Jamelle Adnan Brown, Chee-Fung Choy, Samuel Kenton Welch, Nysia Inet George
  • Patent number: 10795557
    Abstract: A social media platform stores immersive videos and embedded affordances for each immersive video. Each embedded affordance has a temporal location, a spatial location, and a corresponding reward. A viewer selects and plays a first immersive video. While playing the first stored immersive video, the viewer navigates to different spatial portions of the first immersive video using a spatial visibility window. The viewer activates a first embedded affordance of the first immersive video according to the spatial and temporal location of the first embedded affordance. In response, the platform initiates the reward corresponding to the first embedded affordance. The reward includes a reward token deposited into an account corresponding to the viewer. The viewer later uses a redemption user interface to redeem a plurality of reward tokens from the account (including the deposited reward token) for a single aggregated reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Zeality Inc.
    Inventors: Dipak Mahendra Patel, Arlene Joy Ganancial Santos, Scott Riley Collins, Bryan Daniel Bor, Adam Mark Dubov, Timothy George Harrington, II, Jason Sperske
  • Patent number: 10796270
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods for facilitating synchronized delivery of shipments/items scheduled to be delivered to multiple serviceable points located nearby one another. Various embodiments identify nearby serviceable points based on an identification of serviceable points being located along a common street segment. Accordingly, serviceable point data identifying corresponding street segment identifiers are stored for a plurality of serviceable points. Thereafter, shipping data for a first shipment to be delivered to a first serviceable point is received, and a determination is made whether a second shipment scheduled to be delivered to a second serviceable point is available for synchronized delivery with the first shipment. The determination comprises determining whether the street segment corresponding to the first serviceable point is the same as and/or is connected to the street segment corresponding to the second serviceable point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Bolton, Steven D. Brill, Matthew Collins, Anthony Creasy, Andrew Dotterweich, Joseph Guerrisi, Daniel Kettleson, Michael Mulholland, Robert J. Gillen, Greg Loppatto, John Hernandez, Butch Butler, Scott Lord
  • Patent number: 10770113
    Abstract: A computing device has memory, a microphone, and an image sensor. A process plays an immersive video in a user interface region, which displays a portion of the immersive video according to a user selected visibility window. While playing the immersive video, the user adjusts the window, and the process records information that identifies placement of the window within the immersive video. The process records audio provided by the user and records video of the user. The process uses the information that identifies placement of the window to form a customized video including what was displayed in the window while playing the immersive video. The customized video also includes a visual overlay in a peripheral portion of the customized video, which includes the recorded video of the user. The customized video also includes an audio overlay using the recorded audio. The process transmits the customized video to another computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Zeality Inc.
    Inventors: Dipak Mahendra Patel, Arlene Joy Ganancial Santos, Scott Riley Collins, Bryan Daniel Bor, Adam Mark Dubov, Timothy George Harrington, II
  • Publication number: 20200275181
    Abstract: An earphone with a first acoustic cavity, an electro-acoustic transducer configured to deliver acoustic energy into the first acoustic cavity, and a port that acoustically couples the first acoustic cavity to a different volume, wherein the port comprises a series of through-holes that are open to the first acoustic cavity and the different volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Cedrik Bacon, Keith Davidson, Daniel Collins, Liam Kelly, Michael Zalisk
  • Publication number: 20200258166
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, systems and methods may improve security, authorization, and auditability of documents. For example, computer systems for serving documents may be improved to provide secure access and control through challenges that are validated with self-executing on-chain document license contracts that enforce entitlements that specify users and their authorized document actions. Such entitlements may be generated by the user who created the document. As such, a user may retain over authorizations and document actions that are permissible with respect to the document even after the user has transferred a copy of the document. Furthermore, the computer systems may be improved to write an on-chain audit log of document actions, providing an immutable record of the document actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: REFINITIV US ORGANIZATION LLC
    Inventors: James CROSS, Kegan DOUGAL, Rob LUNDIE HILL, Daniel LEWINGTON, Richard COLLIN
  • Patent number: 10729488
    Abstract: A bipolar electrosurgical instrument includes first and second shafts each having a jaw member extending from its distal end. Each jaw member is adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy such that the jaw members are capable of selectively conducting energy through tissue held therebetween. A knife channel is configured to reciprocate a cutting mechanism therealong. An actuator selectively advances the cutting mechanism. A switch is disposed on the first shaft and is configured to be depressed between a first position and at least one subsequent position upon biasing engagement with a mechanical interface disposed on the second shaft. The first position of the switch relays information to the user corresponding to a desired pressure on tissue and the at least one subsequent position is configured to activate the source of electrosurgical energy to supply electrosurgical energy to the jaw members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Ryan C. Artale, Jeffrey M. Roy, Tony Moua, Dennis W. Butcher, William J. Dickhans, Daniel A. Joseph, Luke Waaler, Cynthia M. Perry, Meghan Collins Long
  • Patent number: 10706384
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods for facilitating synchronized delivery of shipments/items scheduled to be delivered to multiple serviceable points located nearby one another. Various embodiments identify nearby serviceable points based on an identification of serviceable points being located within a common geofenced area. Accordingly, a geofence is defined surrounding a geographical area comprising a plurality of serviceable points. The geofence is associated with a record for a serviceable point located within the geofenced area, wherein the record comprises a physical address and a geocode for the serviceable point. Thereafter, shipping data for a shipment to be delivered to the serviceable point is received, and is compared to a database of shipments to determine whether a second shipment is to be delivered to a second serviceable point located within the same geofenced area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Bolton, Steven D. Brill, Matthew Collins, Anthony Creasy, Andrew Dotterweich, Joseph Guerrisi, Daniel Kettleson, Michael Mulholland, Robert J. Gillen, Greg Loppatto, John Hernandez, Butch Butler, Scott Lord
  • Publication number: 20200194629
    Abstract: Devices and techniques are disclosed herein which include a first LED device layer, a second LED device layer, and an adhesive bondline disposed between the first LED device layer and the second LED device layer. The adhesive bondline includes a bondline thickness, a plurality of spacers disposed within the adhesive bondline, and a silicone matrix. The plurality of spacers may have a diameter or a shortest axis between 0.5 and 10 micrometers and the coefficient of variation is 10% or less. The plurality of spacers may be include SiO2, alumina, soda lime glass, may be inorganic, or polymeric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: LUMILEDS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Bernardo ROITMAN, Sujan-Ehsan WADUD, Michael LAUGHNER, William COLLINS, Darren DUNPHY, Prashant Kumar SINGH
  • Patent number: 10600937
    Abstract: Devices and techniques are disclosed herein which include a first LED device layer, a second LED device layer, and an adhesive bondline disposed between the first LED device layer and the second LED device layer. The adhesive bondline includes a bondline thickness, a plurality of spacers disposed within the adhesive bondline, and a silicone matrix. The plurality of spacers may have a diameter or a shortest axis between 0.5 and 10 micrometers and the coefficient of variation is 10% or less. The plurality of spacers may be include SiO2, alumina, soda lime glass, may be inorganic, or polymeric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LUMILEDS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Bernardo Roitman, Sujan-Ehsan Wadud, Michael Laughner, William Collins, Darren Dunphy, Prashant Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 10601986
    Abstract: One example method of operation may include identifying call data associated with a received call, identifying call parameters from the call data, and the call parameters include one or more call routing parameters associated with call routing of the call and one or more call session parameters associated with a call session of the call, assigning weights to one or more of the call routing parameters and the call session parameters, determining a scam score for the call based on a sum of the weights applied to the call routing parameters and the call session parameters, and blocking the call when the scam score is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold scam score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST ORION CORP.
    Inventors: Mark Hamilton Botner, Andrew Collin Shaddox, Collin Michael Turney, Daniel Francis Kliebhan, Robert Francis Piscopo, Jr., Charles Donald Morgan, Jamelle Adnan Brown, Chee-Fung Choy, Samuel Kenton Welch, Nysia Inet George
  • Publication number: 20200091377
    Abstract: Devices and techniques are disclosed herein which include a first LED device layer, a second LED device layer, and an adhesive bondline disposed between the first LED device layer and the second LED device layer. The adhesive bondline includes a bondline thickness, a plurality of spacers disposed within the adhesive bondline, and a silicone matrix. The plurality of spacers may have a diameter or a shortest axis between 0.5 and 10 micrometers and the coefficient of variation is 10% or less. The plurality of spacers may be include SiO2, alumina, soda lime glass, may be inorganic, or polymeric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Lumileds Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Bernardo Roitman, Sujan-Ehsan Wadud, Michael Laughner, William Collins, Darren Dunphy, Prashant Kumar Singh
  • Publication number: 20200055363
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to adjust vehicle suspension damping are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a sensor interface to obtain wheel position information and vehicle speed information from sensors associated with wheels of a vehicle and obtain throttle position information. The apparatus further includes a parameter analyzer to determine a compression damping command based on the wheel position information, the vehicle speed information, and the throttle position information and an instruction generator to adjust a damping system of the vehicle based on the compression damping command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Chris Paiva, Tom Sawarynski, Steven Thompson, Daniel Collins, Geoffrey Bossio, Jason Wallace Michener
  • Patent number: 10556074
    Abstract: A ventilator system and method can deliver artificial respirations to a person receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The system and method may provide intermittent breath delivery (e.g., with interruptions), so that activation of the device gives a specific predetermined number of breaths, interspersed with a set time period of no breath. This pattern may be by default, manually triggered where one activation gives a set number of breaths followed by a pause until the next activation for breath (one activation gives one breath cycle), or one activation results in continuous cycle of intermittent breaths). In some embodiments, a signaling mechanism may deliver signals to a rescuer relating to timing of chest compressions of the person. The timing of the chest compressions for the signals may be based on a time of delivery of the artificial respirations. In certain embodiments, different sized masks each include a gas flow restrictor which is unique for the size of mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel A. McCarthy, Michael D. Rainone, Samuel Albert Sackett, Adam Collin Vance, Phillip Ryan Grisham
  • Patent number: 10512227
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for controlling water flow in a water distribution system (e.g., irrigation system). In an irrigation system, an interrupt controller receives control signals from an irrigation controller and data from sensors disposed in the irrigation system, and modifies operations of components in the irrigation system based on the sensor data. The sensor data is analyzed to determine conditions in the irrigation system. Based on the analysis, the operation of the irrigation system is interrupted or modified to optimize the supply of water. The interruption or modification of the operation of the irrigation system allows detected abnormal conditions to be investigated and corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: H2O FLOW PRO, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Rainone, Samuel A. Sackett, Daniel Frederick Warns, Adam Collin Vance, Bret Arthur Berry
  • Patent number: 10478586
    Abstract: Provided is a method that includes automatically providing air/oxygen at a pre-selected maximum pressure limit, breath volume and respiratory-rate. The pre-selected maximum pressure limit, breath volume, and respiratory-rate are automatically set as a function of a size of a mask coupled to an air/oxygen supply system. Further provided is a ventilator system that includes a ventilator mask, a ventilator supply system, and a mask conduit. The ventilator mask is configured in a size that will fit upon a selected range of sizes of human faces. The ventilator supply system includes an air/oxygen source and an air/oxygen regulator system configured to regulate air/oxygen flow parameters as a function of the size of the mask. The mask conduit is configured to couple the ventilator supply to the ventilator mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel A. McCarthy, Michael D. Rainone, Samuel Albert Sackett, Adam Collin Vance, Phillip Ryan Grisham
  • Patent number: 10415454
    Abstract: A control system is provided for thermal management of an aftertreatment device in an engine that is provided in an enclosure. The engine has a cooling fan that is operable in a first direction to cool said engine. The fan is also operable in a reverse direction opposite to the first direction. The control system includes a first temperature sensor that measures a temperature of the engine or the enclosure. The control system further includes a second temperature sensor that measures a temperature of the aftertreatment device. The control system also includes a processor that is coupled to the first and second temperature sensors. The processor is configured to issue control signals, based on whether regeneration is required by the aftertreatment device or not, for selectively controlling a direction of operation associated with the cooling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Perkins Engines Company Limited
    Inventors: Martin George Constantine, Ross Daniel Collins
  • Patent number: D884430
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Underkoffler, Jesse A. Collins
  • Patent number: D887783
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Underkoffler, Jesse A. Collins