Patents by Inventor Daniel Hawkins

Daniel Hawkins 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: 20210012889
    Abstract: Described are platforms, systems, media, and methods for enterprise resource planning and tracking inventory. The systems and methods provided herein may be able to allow for items at a health care facility to be tracked in real-time. Item storage and item usage may be updated in real-time. In some instances, information associated with items may be accessed and presented to individuals who are managing or using the items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Hawkins, Ravi Kalluri, Christopher P. Gornick
  • Patent number: 10874502
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a stent graft comprising a first stent graft having a first and a second stent and a first and a second inner graft supported by the first stent, and an outer graft. The second inner graft can be spaced apart from the first inner graft so that a portion of the first stent is not covered by either the first inner graft or the second inner graft. A first and second portion of the outer graft can be attached to the first stent, the outer graft being unsupported by the stent between the first and second portions so as to form a fillable space between the outer graft, the first inner graft, and the second inner graft. Some embodiments further comprise a second stent graft deployable within the inside of the first stent graft to sealingly cover the uncovered portion of the first stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Endologix LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Schreck, Daniel Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10825441
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with acoustic transmitters, receivers, and antennas. Specifically, the present disclosure provides a transducer system for transmitting and receiving acoustic energy according to a determined acoustic emission/reception pattern. In various embodiments, an acoustic transducer system may include an array of sub-wavelength transducer elements each configured with an electromagnetic resonance at one of a plurality of electromagnetic frequencies. Each sub-wavelength transducer element may generate an acoustic emission in response to the electromagnetic resonance. A beam-forming controller may cause electromagnetic energy to be transmitted at select electromagnetic frequencies to cause a select subset of the sub-wavelength transducer elements to generate acoustic emissions according to a selectable acoustic transmission pattern. A common port may facilitate electromagnetic communication with each of the sub-wavelength transducer elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Paul Duesterhoft, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Michael A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10702293
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for treating calcified lesions within a wall of a blood vessel. The first step includes breaking apart a calcified lesion using a plurality of shockwaves generated in an angioplasty balloon of an angioplasty catheter device. The angioplasty balloon is dilated via a fluid to a first extent to fit against at least a portion of the wall of the blood vessel. A plurality of electrical pulses are delivered to a pair of electrodes disposed within the fluid inside the balloon. The electrical pulses have an amplitude sufficient to create plasma arcs in the fluid to generate shockwaves that are conducted through the fluid and through the balloon to the blood vessel, to crack the calcified lesion. After breaking apart the calcified lesion, the angioplasty balloon is allowed to further expand to a second extent greater than the first extent, thereby expanding an opening in the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Shockwave Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Adams, Daniel Hawkins, Clifton A. Alferness
  • Publication number: 20200203008
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communication facilitation are provided. The systems and methods may aid in automatically of determining where a given vendor representative's attention is needed. The systems and methods may aid in improving and facilitating communications between personnel in an operating room and a remote vendor representative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20200173117
    Abstract: A portable railroad spike remover comprises an extractor that is shaped to engage and secure a railroad spike previously installed into a rail tie. A drive shaft is connected to the extractor such that as the drive shaft is rotated, the extractor is vertically raised and lowered within a main column. The extractor may have an opening extending through at least one side to engage the railroad spike.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy J. Benjamin, Kristopher Andre Alonzo, Mir Mohamed Atiqullah, Trevor Lee-Michael Barnby, Samuel Horace Gantt, Jonathan Hawkins, Alexander Hood, Timothy K. Lawler, Laura Ann Ruhala, Daniel Richard Scott, Zachary Tonsmeire, Kyle D. Wise
  • Publication number: 20200173116
    Abstract: A portable railroad spike remover comprises an extractor that is shaped to engage and secure a railroad spike previously installed into a rail tie. A drive shaft is connected to the extractor such that as the drive shaft is rotated, the extractor is vertically raised and lowered within a main column. The extractor may have an opening extending through at least one side to engage the railroad spike.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy J. Benjamin, Kristopher Andre Alonzo, Mir Mohamed Atiqullah, Trevor Lee-Michael Barnby, Samuel Horace Gantt, Jonathan Hawkins, Alexander Hood, Timothy K. Lawler, Laura Ann Ruhala, Daniel Richard Scott, Zachary Tonsmeire, Kyle D. Wise
  • Patent number: 10627555
    Abstract: Optical products that include a composite coating, deposited on a substrate, provided with at least one bilayer having a first layer and a second layer, each provided with a binding group component which together form a complementary binding group pair. The at least one bilayer comprises a pigment blend that includes: a) at least two pigments that, when mixed together and formed into a bilayer, exhibit a color reflection value that is less than about 2.5; and b) one or more pigments that when mixed and formed into a bilayer selectively block visible light in a wavelength range of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Southwall Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Krogman, James Yancy Farrow, Daniel Lewis Hodder, David Lee Honeycutt, Lee Campbell Boman, Anthony Brian Port, Bruce Robert Lang, Michael Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10613261
    Abstract: Optical products that comprise a composite coating having multiple bilayers of a first layer and a second layer, each provided with a binding group component which together form a complementary binding group pair, the multiple bilayers comprising: at least one bilayer a) comprised of a first pigment or pigment blend that exhibits a color reflection value that is less than about 2.5; at least one bilayer b) comprised of a pigment or pigment blend that selectively blocks visible light in a wavelength range of interest; and at least one bilayer c) comprised of a second pigment or pigment blend that exhibits a color reflection value that is less than about 2.5, wherein the optical product selectively blocks visible light in the wavelength range of interest, while exhibiting a color reflection value that is less than about 2.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Southwall Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Krogman, James Yancy Farrow, Daniel Lewis Hodder, David Lee Honeycutt, Lee Campbell Boman, Anthony Brian Port, Bruce Robert Lang, Michael Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10597828
    Abstract: A portable railroad spike remover comprises an extractor that is shaped to engage and secure a railroad spike previously installed into a rail tie. A drive shaft is connected to the extractor such that as the drive shaft is rotated, the extractor is vertically raised and lowered within a main column. The extractor may have an opening extending through at least one side to engage the railroad spike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Focused Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Benjamin, Kristopher Andre Alonzo, Trevor Lee-Michael Barnby, Samuel Horace Gantt, Jonathan Hawkins, Alexander Hood, Daniel Richard Scott, Zachary Tonsmeire, Kyle D. Wise, Mir Mohamed Atiqullah, Laura Ann Ruhala, Timothy K. Lawler
  • Publication number: 20200090805
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring compliance of a patient with a prescribed treatment regimen are described. Patient activity is detected unobtrusively with an activity sensor at the patient location, and activity data is transmitted to a monitoring location. Patient speech detected during use of a communication system such as a mobile telephone by the patient may also be used as an activity signal. Patient activity and/or speech is processed at the patient location or monitoring location to identify activity parameters or patterns that indicate whether the patient has complied with the prescribed treatment regimen. The activity sensor and other components at the patient location may be incorporated into, or associated with, a cell phone, computing system, game system, or vehicle system, for example. The system may provide a report to an interested party, for example a medical care provider or insurance company, regarding patient compliance with the prescribed treatment regimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Paul Duesterhoft, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200016435
    Abstract: A nerve modulation device includes a first ultrasound transducer and a second ultrasound transducer. The first and second ultrasound transducers are configured to emit a first and second ultrasound waves, respectively, that exhibit different frequencies. The first and second ultrasound transducers can emit the first and second ultrasound waves in directions that are selected to cause the first and second ultrasound waves to intersect with each other at an intersection site that is at or near a selected nerve. At the intersection site, the first and second ultrasound waves can non-linearly interact to form an acoustic wave exhibiting a frequency that is less than the frequencies of the first and second ultrasound waves. The acoustic wave can modulate a selected nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Paul Duesterhoft, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Jay Pierce, Katherine E. Sharadin, Michael A. Smith, Marc Stein, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200000484
    Abstract: A catheter comprises an elongated carrier and a balloon carried by the carrier in sealed relation thereto. The balloon has an outer surface and is arranged to receive a fluid therein that inflates the balloon. The catheter further comprises a shock wave generator within the balloon that forms mechanical shock waves within the balloon, and a medicinal agent carried on the outer surface of the balloon. The medicinal agent is releasable from the balloon either before or in response to the shock wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel HAWKINS
  • Publication number: 20190365400
    Abstract: A two-stage method is disclosed for treating calcified lesions within a wall of a blood vessel. The first step includes breaking apart a calcified lesion using a plurality of shockwaves generated in an angioplasty balloon of an angioplasty catheter device. The angioplasty balloon is dilated via a fluid to a first extent to fit against at least a portion of the wall of the blood vessel. A plurality of electrical pulses are delivered to a pair of electrodes disposed within the fluid inside the balloon. The electrical pulses have an amplitude sufficient to create plasma arcs in the fluid to generate shockwaves that are conducted through the fluid and through the balloon to the blood vessel, to crack the calcified lesion. After breaking apart the calcified lesion, the angioplasty balloon is allowed to further expand to a second extent greater than the first extent, thereby reshaping an opening in the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Shockwave Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. ADAMS, Daniel HAWKINS, Clifton A. ALFERNESS
  • Patent number: 10441300
    Abstract: A catheter comprises an elongated carrier and a balloon carried by the carrier in sealed relation thereto. The balloon has an outer surface and is arranged to receive a fluid therein that inflates the balloon. The catheter further comprises a shock wave generator within the balloon that forms mechanical shock waves within the balloon, and a medicinal agent carried on the outer surface of the balloon. The medicinal agent is releasable from the balloon either before or in response to the shock wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20190310402
    Abstract: Optical products that comprise a composite coating having multiple bilayers of a first layer and a second layer, each provided with a binding group component which together form a complementary binding group pair, the multiple bilayers comprising: at least one bilayer a) comprised of a first pigment or pigment blend that exhibits a color reflection value that is less than about 2.5; at least one bilayer b) comprised of a pigment or pigment blend that selectively blocks visible light in a wavelength range of interest; and at least one bilayer c) comprised of a second pigment or pigment blend that exhibits a color reflection value that is less than about 2.5, wherein the optical product selectively blocks visible light in the wavelength range of interest, while exhibiting a color reflection value that is less than about 2.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Southwall Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Krogman, James Yancy Farrow, Daniel Lewis Hodder, David Lee Honeycutt, Lee Campbell Boman, Anthony Brian Port, Bruce Robert Lang, Michael Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20190310403
    Abstract: Optical products that include a composite coating, deposited on a substrate, provided with at least one bilayer having a first layer and a second layer, each provided with a binding group component which together form a complementary binding group pair. The at least one bilayer comprises a pigment blend that includes: a) at least two pigments that, when mixed together and formed into a bilayer, exhibit a color reflection value that is less than about 2.5; and b) one or more pigments that when mixed and formed into a bilayer selectively block visible light in a wavelength range of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: SOUTHWALL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: KEVIN C. KROGMAN, JAMES YANCY FARROW, DANIEL LEWIS HODDER, DAVID LEE HONEYCUTT, LEE CAMPBELL BOMAN, ANTHONY BRIAN PORT, BRUCE ROBERT LANG, MICHAEL HAWKINS
  • Publication number: 20190298631
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dye system comprising at least one dye precursor, an oxidizing agent, and a catalyst. The dye system operates, ideally, at a pH of at least about 9. The dye system may enable faster and less damaging hair color treatment techniques. The invention further relates to methods for making and using said dye system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hawkins, Daniel Thomas NOWLAN, III
  • Publication number: 20190298632
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hair dye system. The hair dye system includes at least one dye precursor, an oxidizing agent, and a catalyst. The catalyst is a homogeneous catalyst or a heterogeneous catalyst and the dye system has a viscosity of less than about 2,500 mPa-s, when measured at a shear rate of about 25 s?1 and at about 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hawkins, Daniel Thomas Nowlan, III
  • Publication number: 20190298633
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for forming a catalyzed dye system. The method includes the successive steps of (1) forming a mixture comprising at least one dye precursor and a catalyst and (2) adding an alkalizer to the mixture, which forms a catalyzed dye system. The dye system may be exposed to hair for less time than standard oxidative dye systems, which is believed to result in reduced damage to hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hawkins, Daniel Thomas NOWLAN, III