Patents by Inventor Daniel Dwyer

Daniel Dwyer 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: 20200046517
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating one or more damaged, diseased, or traumatized portions of the spine, including intervertebral discs, to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. In one or more embodiments, the present invention relates to an expandable interbody spacer. The expandable interbody spacer may comprise a first jointed arm comprising a plurality of links pivotally coupled end to end. The expandable interbody spacer further may comprise a second jointed arm comprising a plurality of links pivotally coupled end to end. The first jointed arm and the second jointed arm may be interconnected at a proximal end of the expandable interbody spacer. The first jointed arm and the second jointed arm may be interconnected at a distal end of the expandable interbody spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Perloff, William Rhoda, Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Edward Dwyer, Victoria Alexander, Brian Garvey, Daniel Waite, Conor Fleming, Samuel Petersheim, Bria Howell, Marcin Niemiec, Vipin Kunjachan, Jason Gray, Christopher Saville, James Himmelberger, Kevin Gahman
  • Patent number: 10485674
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating one or more damaged, diseased, or traumatized portions of the spine, including intervertebral discs, to reduce or eliminate associated back pain. In one or more embodiments, the present invention relates to an expandable interbody spacer. The expandable interbody spacer may comprise a first jointed arm comprising a plurality of links pivotally coupled end to end. The expandable interbody spacer further may comprise a second jointed arm comprising a plurality of links pivotally coupled end to end. The first jointed arm and the second jointed arm may be interconnected at a proximal end of the expandable interbody spacer. The first jointed arm and the second jointed arm may be interconnected at a distal end of the expandable interbody spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Perloff, William Rhoda, Mark Weiman, Chad Glerum, Edward Dwyer, Victoria Alexander, Brian Garvey, Daniel Waite, Conor Fleming, Samuel Petersheim, Bria Howell, Marcin Niemiec, Vipin Kunjachan, Jason Gray, Christopher Saville, James Himmelberger, Kevin Gahman
  • Publication number: 20190274844
    Abstract: A soft tissue repair system is provided for covering or filling openings in the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The soft tissue repair system uses a single plug or a combination of a first plug and a second plug. The second plug is a flowable plug such as an adhesive material or a material that hardens to a flexible plug material. Each plug is configured to close the opening in the annulus and can be positioned within the opening, over the opening at the exterior surface or over the opening at the interior surface. The plug can also be combined with a clamping mechanism that engages the annulus to secure the plug in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Sean Suh, Colm Mclaughlin, Marcin Niemiec, Aditya lngalhalikar, Daniel Davenport, Jamie Carroll, Chad Glerum, Edward Dwyer, Noah Hansell, Mark Weiman, Douglas Cahill, Adam Friedrich, Michelle Kofron, Vipin Kunjachan, Ed Reilley, Damien O'Halloran, William S. Rhoda, Brian Malm
  • Publication number: 20190239618
    Abstract: A cosmetic container with a self-aligning magnetic closure. The cosmetic container can include a cap with a first magnetic portion and an applicator including a plug, and a receptacle for receiving product therein, the receptacle having a second magnetic portion configured to engage with the first magnetic portion, and an access aperture configured to receive the applicator. In some implementations, one of the cap or the receptacle includes at least one cam feature and the other of the cap or the receptacle includes at least one recess configured to receive the at least one cam feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe, Barnett Wolfe, Walter Dwyer
  • Publication number: 20190205841
    Abstract: A scheduling system suitable for tracking and visually indicating impact of events on free time is provided. The scheduling system receives a request associated with an event. In response, the scheduling system accesses, from a data storage, user data structure for a user associated with the event, whereby the user data structure indicates scheduling information for the user including free time of the user. The scheduling system determines an impact on the free time of the user based on the user attending the event. The scheduling system then generates a user interface that includes a visual indication of the impact of attending the event on the free time of the user and causes presentation of the user interface on a client device of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Eva B. K. Burlin, Eric Scott Courtemanche, Haebin Seo, Ian Dwyer Curry, Teslim Abiodun Alabi, Paul D. Tischhauser, Phoebe Eyonnie Ash, Shahil Soni, SungJae Park, Daniel Sungje Choi, Sara Wiltberger, Skye Pazuchanics
  • Publication number: 20190172017
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for automatically generating a calendar event for a task associated with a meeting. The disclosed systems and methods may include receiving an indication to create a meeting with at least one invitee. At least one invitee is assigned a task from an agenda associated with the meeting. When an invitee is assigned a task, a time slot is automatically added to the invitees' calendar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eva Britta Karolina Burlin, Eric Scott Courtemanche, Haebin Seo, Ian Dwyer Curry, Paul David Tischhauser, Phoebe Eyonnie Ash, Shahil Soni, Skye Lee Pazuchanics, SungJae Park, Daniel Sungje Choi, Sara Wiltberger, Teslim Abiodun Alabi
  • Patent number: 9155792
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use of RecA inhibitors as antibiotic agents, and provides RecA inhibitors useful in treating infections. Also provided are various compositions and methods associated with RecA inhibition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Trustees of Boston University
    Inventors: Guillaume Cottarel, Jamey Wierzbowski, Kollol Pal, Michael Kohanski, Daniel Dwyer, James Collins, Michael Almstetter, Michael Thormann, Andreas Treml
  • Patent number: 7766526
    Abstract: Disclosed is an illumination device. The device includes a light engine in an acoustic tile that introduces light into a plurality of optical fibers using an LED. In between the LED and the fiber ends, an LCD is used to modify the light introduced. To do this, the LCD is programmed to display petal-shaped sections which individually change in contrast to become more occluded and then more transparent. This creates an aesthetically pleasing effect resembling stars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: iSky Panel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Dwyer, J. Boyd Hildebrant, Jeff Graham
  • Publication number: 20100029597
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use of RecA inhibitors as antibiotic agents, and provides RecA inhibitors useful in treating infections. Also provided are various compositions and methods associated with RecA inhibition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicants: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY, PURETECH VENTURES
    Inventors: Guillaume Cottarel, Jamey Wierzbowski, Kollol Pal, Michael Kohanski, Daniel Dwyer, James Collins, Michael Almstetter, Michael Thormann, Andreas Treml
  • Publication number: 20090264342
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for identifying target genes whose partial or complete functional inactivation potentiates the activity of an antibiotic agent, e.g., a quinolone antibiotic. The invention further provides methods for identifying agents that modulate expression of target genes or that modulate activity of expression products of target genes. Agents identified according to various methods of the invention potentiate the activity of antibiotics such as quinolones, aminoglycosides, peptide antibiotics and ?-lactams. Also provided are agents that suppress and/or retard resistance to antibiotics. The inventive methods provide potentiating agents and compositions comprising potentiating agents and antibiotics. Such agents and compositions can be used for inhibiting growth or survival of a microbial cell or of treating a subject suffering from or susceptible to a microbial infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicants: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY, PURETECH VENTURES
    Inventors: Guillaume Cottarel, Jamey Wierzbowski, Kollol Pal, Michael Kohanski, Daniel Dwyer, James Collins, Michael Almstetter, Michael Thormann, Andreas Treml
  • Publication number: 20080062713
    Abstract: Disclosed is an illumination device. The device includes a light engine in an acoustic tile that introduces light into a plurality of optical fibers using an LED. In between the LED and the fiber ends, an LCD is used to modify the light introduced. To do this, the LCD is programmed to display petal-shaped sections which individually change in contrast to become more occluded and then more transparent. This creates an aesthetically pleasing effect resembling stars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel Dwyer, J. Boyd Hildebrant, Jeff Graham
  • Publication number: 20070150214
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for compensating digital input delay in an intelligent electronic device is provided. A method is provided which provides for accurate SER data recording while facilitating the reduction of processing burden on the IED and optimization of system performance during the processing of SER data flow. An apparatus is further provided which generally includes a time delay element coupled to a sequential events recorder for compensating for delay in communication of a data signal such that the sequential events recorder records a compensated time for a select event based on the clock and the time delay. An apparatus is provided which includes an edge detection element for detecting either a rising or falling edge from the data signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Bai-Lin Qin, Max Ryan, Daniel Dwyer, Carl Mattoon
  • Publication number: 20070136827
    Abstract: The present invention provides nucleic acid molecules, DNA constructs, plasmids, and methods for post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression using RNA molecules to both repress and activate translation of an open reading frame. Repression of gene expression is achieved through the presence of a regulatory nucleic acid element (the cis-repressive RNA or crRNA) within the 5? untranslated region (5? UTR) of an mRNA molecule. The nucleic acid element forms a hairpin (stem/loop) structure through complementary base pairing. The hairpin blocks access to the mRNA transcript by the ribosome, thereby preventing translation. In particular, in embodiments of the invention designed to operate in prokaryotic cells, the stem of the hairpin secondary structure sequesters the ribosome binding site (RBS). In embodiments of the invention designed to operate in eukaryotic cells, the stem of the hairpin is positioned upstream of the start codon, anywhere within the 5? UTR of an mRNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: James Collins, Farren Isaacs, Charles Cantor, Daniel Dwyer
  • Publication number: 20060235665
    Abstract: A computer-implemented tool and method of operating a calculational model is provided. The method includes selecting a model from a predetermined plurality of available models, entering input data corresponding to preformatted data entry fields that are predetermined for the selected model, converting the entered input data to a predetermined format corresponding to the selected model, and determining, using the selected model, a model result corresponding to the converted input data and the selected model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Dwyer, Lorenzo Escriche, John Goodall, Arlie Martin
  • Publication number: 20060087623
    Abstract: A display device has a screen, a housing, a mirror, and a projector. The housing extending away from one side of the screen and has an opening. The mirror is disposed within the housing. The projector is moveable relative to the housing to selectively engage the opening for projection at the mirror and to extend away from a second side of the screen for projection onto a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Schneider, Daniel Dwyer, James Cole, James Dickie
  • Publication number: 20050248730
    Abstract: A display device projects an image alternatively onto a remote surface and a rear projection screen. The display device has a housing, a rear projection screen, a mirrored surface, and a projector. An opening is formed in the upper surface of the housing. The rear projection screen is attached to the housing. The mirrored surface is disposed within the housing and angled to reflect light from the projector onto the rear projection screen. The projector is affixed within the housing and exposable through the opening for selective projection in one position through the opening onto the remote surface and in another position within the housing at the mirrored surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel Dwyer, Robert Schneider
  • Publication number: 20050024447
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the invention include replaceable printing consumables with a variety of features that facilitate intuitive installation of the consumables in printers. The features may be utilized in various combinations to provide multiple, consistent visual cues to a printer user regarding the proper installation of the consumable. The consumables may be, for example, ink containers for inkjet printers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Steinmetz, Daniel Dwyer, Yves Behar, Peter Hwang
  • Patent number: 5331126
    Abstract: A low pressure monitor for hybrid air bag systems for vehicles includes a pressure responsive disc 34.6 exposed on one side to a reference pressure chamber 34.11 and on the other side to the pressure in an air bag bottle 40 and positioned adjacent a movable arm 28.10 of an electric switch, The switch includes an electrically conductive sheet having a first portion partially encased in a base 26 of electrically insulative material and being connected to a first terminal 14 and a second portion forming the movable contact arm 28.10 extending from the insulative material and culminating with a portion formed with contact rib 28.14 adapted to be received beneath a laterally extending stationary contact portion 22 of a second terminal 16. Tabs 28.4, 28.6 extend from the sheet out of the insulative material for connection to a resistor 30 mounted on the electrically insulative base and a frangible portion 28.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Dwyer, Daniel Morin, Massimo Mazzola, Karl R. Abrahamson