Patents by Inventor Daniel Harrington

Daniel Harrington 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: 11400924
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle (AV) is described herein. The AV is configured to identify an occluded region where a portion of a field of view of a sensor is occluded by an object. The AV is further configured to hypothesize that an object exists in the occluded region and is moving in the occluded region. The AV is still further configured to perform a driving maneuver based upon the hypothesized object existing in the occluded region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: GM CRUISE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Shiva Ghose, Daniel Chen, Ted Nitz, Christophe Philippona, Curt Harrington, Christopher Daily-Diamond, Mason Swofford, Ryan Holben, Eric Lujan, Benjamin Greer, Francesco Capodieci
  • Publication number: 20220125581
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to methods for serially expanding an artificial heart valve within a pediatric patient. For example, the artificial heart valve can be implanted into the pediatric patient during a first procedure, and then expanded during a second procedure to accommodate for the pediatric patient's growth. Some embodiments include introducing an expander into the implanted valve when the frame is expanded to a first working diameter, and then actuating the expander to expand the frame to a second working diameter greater than the first working diameter, to accommodate for the pediatric patient's growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicants: Baylor College of Medicine, William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Henri JUSTINO, Daniel HARRINGTON, Kwonsoo CHUN
  • Publication number: 20220117731
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a transcatheter and serially-expandable artificial heart valve, e.g., to be minimally-invasively implanted into a pediatric patient during a first procedure, and then expanded during a second procedure to accommodate for the pediatric patient's growth. Some embodiments include an expandable frame having a compressed, delivery configuration, and an expanded, deployed configuration, in which the valve is implantable within the patient. The valve can have a first working condition when the frame is expanded to a first diameter and a second working condition when the frame is expanded to a second diameter greater than the first diameter. The valve can include a plurality of leaflets configured to accommodate the expansion of the frame and growth of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicants: Baylor College of Medicine, William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Henri JUSTINO, Daniel HARRINGTON, Kwonsoo CHUN
  • Publication number: 20200000581
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides and artificial, flexible valve indlucding: a stent defining a wall and a plurality of leaflets extending from the wall of the stent. The plurality of leaflets form a plurality of coaptation regions between two adjacent leaflets. The coaptation regions include extensions along a z-axis and adapted and are configured to form a releasable, but substantially complete seal when the leaflets are in a closed position. Another aspect of the invention provides an artificial, flexible valve including: a stent defining a wall and a plurality of leaflets extending from the wall of the stent. Each of the plurality of leaflets terminates in a commissure line. The commissure lines devi-ate from a hyperbola formed in the x-y plane by at least one deviation selected from the group consisting of: a deviation in the z-direction and one or more curves relative to the hyperbola.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicants: Baylor College of Medicine, William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Henri JUSTINO, Daniel HARRINGTON, Kwonsoo CHUN
  • Publication number: 20170189175
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides an artificial, flexible valve including: a stent defining a wall and a plurality of leaflets extending from the wall of the stent. The plurality of leaflets form a plurality of coaptation regions between two adjacent leaflets. The coaptation regions include extensions along a z-axis and adapted and are configured to form a releasable, but substantially complete seal when the leaflets are in a closed position. Another aspect of the invention provides an artificial, flexible valve including: a stent defining a wall and a plurality of leaflets extending from the wall of the stent. Each of the plurality of leaflets terminates in a commissure line. The commissure lines deviate from a hyperbola formed in the x-y plane by at least one deviation selected from the group consisting of: a deviation in the z-direction and one or more curves relative to the hyperbola.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicants: Baylor College of Medicine, William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Henri Justino, Daniel Harrington, Kwonsoo Chun
  • Patent number: 9642941
    Abstract: Implantable modular hydrogels to aid in salivary gland restoration and associated methods are provided. In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides for a hydrogel network comprising: a hyaluronic acid macromer crosslinked with a multiblock copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Robert L. Witt, Xinqiao Jia, Swati Pradham Bhatt, Mary C. Farach-Carson, Daniel A. Harrington
  • Publication number: 20140294960
    Abstract: Implantable modular hydrogels to aid in salivary gland restoration and associated methods are provided. In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides for a hydrogel network comprising: a hyaluronic acid macromer crosslinked with a multiblock copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Robert L. Witt, Xinqiao Jia, Swati Pradham Bhatt, Mary C. Farach-Carson, Daniel A. Harrington
  • Patent number: 8715519
    Abstract: Plasma reactors with adjustable plasma electrodes and associated methods of operation are disclosed herein. The plasma reactors can include a chamber, a workpiece support for holding a microfeature workpiece, and a plasma electrode in the chamber and spaced apart from the workpiece support. The plasma electrode has a first portion and a second portion configured to move relative to the first portion. The first and second portions are configured to electrically generate a plasma between the workpiece support and the plasma electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Harrington
  • Patent number: 8382941
    Abstract: Plasma reactors with adjustable plasma electrodes and associated methods of operation are disclosed herein. The plasma reactors can include a chamber, a workpiece support for holding a microfeature workpiece, and a plasma electrode in the chamber and spaced apart from the workpiece support. The plasma electrode has a first portion and a second portion configured to move relative to the first portion. The first and second portions are configured to electrically generate a plasma between the workpiece support and the plasma electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Harrington
  • Publication number: 20100068887
    Abstract: Plasma reactors with adjustable plasma electrodes and associated methods of operation are disclosed herein. The plasma reactors can include a chamber, a workpiece support for holding a microfeature workpiece, and a plasma electrode in the chamber and spaced apart from the workpiece support. The plasma electrode has a first portion and a second portion configured to move relative to the first portion. The first and second portions are configured to electrically generate a plasma between the workpiece support and the plasma electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Harrington
  • Publication number: 20090299330
    Abstract: A cellular delivery device comprising a cellular carrier and an insertion device is provided. The cellular carrier includes at least one elongate strand of biocompatible material with a distal end and a proximal end. A stop member is connected to the proximal end of the elongate strand. The insertion device includes a needle attached to a hollow tubular body. The hollow tubular body is sized to receive the cellular carrier such that at least a portion of the elongate strand may be located within the hollow tubular body and the stop member protrudes from the proximal end of the hollow tubular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Robroy H. Mac Iver, Daniel A. Harrington, Constantino Mavroudls, Carl L. Backer, Robert D. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20070254230
    Abstract: A process for toner preparation includes forming toner particles by mixing an emuslion comprising at least binder resin and a colorant, aggregating the toner particles, and blending external additives with the toner particles in a blender to form a toner, wherein the blender has a blend intensity of from about 90.5 to about 100.5 W/lb, a specific blend energy of from about 20.3 to about 35.3 W-h/lb and a blender loading density of from about 0.25 to about 0.55 lb/L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan A. Morales-Tirado, Daniel A. Harrington, William H. Hollenbaugh, Vladislav Skorokhod, Wafa F. Bashir, Jackie B. Parker, Robert E. Grace, James M. Chappell, Karen A. Moffat, Richard P.N. Veregin, Cuong Vong
  • Publication number: 20070235058
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technique relate to a system and method of removing residual particles from a wafer processing chamber. Specifically, embodiments of the present technique include performing a cleaning operation on a process chamber of a wafer processing system and utilizing sonic wave emissions to enhance cleansing. The sonic wave emissions dislodge accumulated particulate matter from the chamber, which increases removal of residue formed by the particulate matter from the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventor: Daniel Harrington
  • Publication number: 20060051727
    Abstract: A method on a computing device is provided for enhancing the memory and cognitive ability of an older adult by requiring the adult to spatially match pairs of graphically presented response buttons that are associated with aurally presented stimuli which is processed by the computing device. An adult is presented with a grid of response buttons that have been paired with aural stimuli. As the adult selects a response button, its processed aural stimuli is presented. The adult is required to remember which response button is associated with which aural stimuli, and sequentially select response buttons having the same aural stimuli. As the adult sequentially selects response buttons having the same aural stimuli, the response button pair is removed. The number of response buttons presented in a trial, and the amount of processing applied to the stimuli adapts to the adults success or failure in completing trials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Applicants: Neuroscience Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Goldman, Joseph Hardy, Henry Mahncke, Michael Merzenich, Jeffrey Zimman, Justin Char, Daniel Harrington
  • Patent number: 5440616
    Abstract: Interconnecting a messaging system (voice, facsimile, and so forth) with a PBX which provides entirely digital voice transmission and which provides high bandwidth and redundant transmission of control information between the messaging system and the PBX.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Rolm Company
    Inventors: Daniel A. Harrington, Maura E. Higgins, Ivan M. Lee, Joseph D. Remson, Kenneth E. Waln
  • Patent number: D782297
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Bradshaw International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Vaske, Daniel Harrington