Patents by Inventor Daniel J. Myers

Daniel J. Myers 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: 20190336437
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel condensation aerosols for the treatment of disease and/or intermittent or acute conditions. These condensation aerosols have little or no pyrolysis degradation products and are characterized by having an MMAD of between 1-3 microns. These aerosols are made by rapidly heating a substrate coated with a thin film of drug having a thickness of between 0.05 and 20 ?m, while passing a gas over the film, to form particles of a desirable particle size for inhalation. Kits comprising a drug and a device for producing a condensation aerosol are also provided. The device contained in the kit typically, has an element for heating the drug which is coated as a film on the substrate and contains a therapeutically effective dose of a drug when the drug is administered in aerosol form, and an element allowing the vapor to cool to form an aerosol. Also disclosed, are methods for using these aerosols and kits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Ron L. Hale, Craig C. Hodges, Peter M. Lloyd, Amy T. Lu, Daniel J. Myers, Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Martin J. Wensley, Jeffrey A. McKinney, Alejandro C. Zaffaroni
  • Publication number: 20190310832
    Abstract: In embodiments, a processing device receives an identification of a source code file for a device control application and an associated configuration file for the device control application. The processing device parses the configuration file to identify a first set of classes that are specified in the configuration file but that are not specified in the source code file. The processing device analyzes the source code file to identify a second set of classes that are specified in the source code file. The processing device retrieves the first set of classes and the second set of classes from a library, wherein classes from the library other than the first set of classes and the second set of classes are not retrieved. The processing device generates an executable file for the device control application based on the source code file, the first set of classes and the second set of classes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel J. Myers, III, Brian King, Emanuel Peña Aguilar
  • Publication number: 20190312746
    Abstract: In embodiments, a device control application reads a configuration file responsive to a first execution of the device control application on a mobile device. The mobile device parses the first configuration file to identify one or more supported devices, managed properties of each of the one or more supported devices, actions that indicate information about the managed properties, and controls associated with at least one of the one or more supported devices or the one or more managed properties, wherein a control causes a specified user input to generate a command to cause a managed property to have a specified value. The mobile device crates a first version of the device control application based on the configuration file during runtime of the device control application based on a result of the parsing. The mobile device then presents the first version of the device control application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel J. Myers, III, Brian King, Emanuel Peña Aguilar
  • Patent number: 10350157
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel condensation aerosols for the treatment of disease and/or intermittent or acute conditions. These condensation aerosols have little or no pyrolysis degradation products and are characterized by having an MMAD of between 1-3 microns. These aerosols are made by rapidly heating a substrate coated with a thin film of drug having a thickness of between 0.05 and 20 ?m, while passing a gas over the film, to form particles of a desirable particle size for inhalation. Kits comprising a drug and a device for producing a condensation aerosol are also provided. The device contained in the kit typically, has an element for heating the drug which is coated as a film on the substrate and contains a therapeutically effective dose of a drug when the drug is administered in aerosol form, and an element allowing the vapor to cool to form an aerosol. Also disclosed, are methods for using these aerosols and kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Ron L. Hale, Craig C. Hodges, Peter M. Lloyd, Amy T. Lu, Daniel J. Myers, Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Martin J. Wensley, Jeffrey A. McKinney, Alejandro C. Zaffaroni
  • Publication number: 20190209546
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of nicotine delivery. The disclosure teaches a nicotine meta-salicylate. More specifically, the disclosure teaches a condensation nicotine aerosol where nicotine meta-salicylate is vaporized. This disclosure relates to aerosol nicotine delivery devices. The delivery devices can be activated by actuation mechanisms to vaporize thin films comprising a nicotine meta-salicylate. More particularly, this disclosure relates to thin films of nicotine salt with meta salicylic acid for the treatment of nicotine craving and for effecting smoking cessation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel J. MYERS, James CASSELLA
  • Publication number: 20190184078
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are heart pumps that can include a catheter body and an impeller coupled with a distal end of the catheter body. The impeller can include a tip that is resealable or that includes a resealable member. The heart pump can also include a diffuser disposed between the distal end of the catheter body and the impeller, wherein the diffuser includes a flow directing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Campbell, Jeremy J. Koncoski, Thomas M. Mallison, Mark W. McBride, Daniel Metrey, Eric C. Myer, Kevin J. Powell, Adam Roslund, Daniel A. Walters, William James Repka, Phyllis Yuen
  • Publication number: 20190132888
    Abstract: A mobile computing device includes one or more interfaces to connect to one or more devices, and one or more processing devices, connected with the one or more interfaces. The one or more processing devices are to establish a first wireless connection with a first device. The first device lacks resources to connect to a cloud service directly. The one or more processing devices are also to receive data from the first device, provide the data to the cloud service, and in response to detecting a migration condition, disconnect the first wireless connection to allow establishment of a second wireless connection between the first device and a second device such that the second device receives subsequent data from the first device and provides the subsequent data to the cloud service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel J. Myers, III, Peter Hunt, Pankaj K. Gupta, Yipei Wang
  • Publication number: 20190117909
    Abstract: The disclosure teaches the use of antistatic materials in the airway for thermal aerosol generation devices. The present disclosure teaches the use of antistatic materials for drug delivery in any drug that may be susceptible to charging during aerosol generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel J. MYERS, Khe KUBEL, James CASSELLA
  • Publication number: 20190021987
    Abstract: A device for vaporizing a composition. The device comprises a thermally conductive substrate having a surface, the surface comprising a thermally conductive surface structure. A dry composition capable of a solid to liquid phase change upon being heated to at least a select temperature is disposed on the surface structure. The surface structure is configured to form liquid droplets of the composition upon heating of the surface structure to at least the select temperature. The liquid droplets have a median diameter less than a median diameter of liquid droplets formed on a planar substrate surface heated to at least the select temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: C.V. Krishnamohan Sharma, Mingzu Lei, Peter D. Noymer, Daniel J. Myers
  • Publication number: 20190007949
    Abstract: A method includes establishing, by a processing device of a first device, a first connection with a second device. The first connection including a first connection type. The method includes detecting a network change event. The network change event including a change in connection status of at least one of the first connection type or a second connection type. The method includes determining an available connection type having a highest rank responsive to detecting the network change event. In response to a determination that the available connection type having the highest rank is the second connection type or a third connection type, the method includes establishing a second connection with the second device. The second connection including the available connection type having the highest rank. The method includes communicating with the second device using the available connection type having the highest rank via the second connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel J. Myers, III, Rajalakshmi Ramachandran Pillay, Brian King
  • Patent number: 10166224
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of nicotine delivery. The disclosure teaches a nicotine meta-salicylate. More specifically, the disclosure teaches a condensation nicotine aerosol where nicotine meta-salicylate is vaporized. This disclosure relates to aerosol nicotine delivery devices. The delivery devices can be activated by actuation mechanisms to vaporize thin films comprising a nicotine meta-salicylate. More particularly, this disclosure relates to thin films of nicotine salt with meta salicylic acid for the treatment of nicotine craving and for effecting smoking cessation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Myers, James Cassella
  • Patent number: 10162622
    Abstract: A computing device determines a unique identifier associated with a device comprising an embedded system. The computing device sends the unique identifier to a wide area network (WAN) accessible service and receives an encrypted digital image comprising a firmware update for the device comprising the embedded system from the WAN accessible service. The computing device stores the encrypted digital image in a storage area of the computing device and initiates an over the air update of firmware of the device comprising the embedded system using the encrypted digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ayla Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pritish Gandhi, Peter F. Hunt, Daniel J. Myers, Joseph R. Eykholt, Adrian Caceres, Sudha Sundaresan
  • Publication number: 20180296568
    Abstract: An assembly and method for producing a condensation aerosol are disclosed. The assembly includes a heat-conductive metal substrate with an oxidation resistant exterior surface and a drug composition film on the exterior surface and is for use in an aerosol device. The thickness of the film and the surface of the substrate is such that the aerosol formed by vaporizing and condensing the drug composition the aerosol contain 10% by weight or less drug-degradation products and at least 50% of the total amount of the drug composition in the film. The methods for treating the exterior surface include heat and chemical treatment and formation of a protective overcoat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Bryson Bennett, Ron L. Hale, Amy Lu, Daniel J. Myers, Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Krishnamohan Sharma, Martin J. Wensley
  • Publication number: 20180021328
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of nicotine delivery. The disclosure teaches a nicotine meta-salicylate. More specifically, the disclosure teaches a condensation nicotine aerosol where nicotine meta-salicylate is vaporized. This disclosure relates to aerosol nicotine delivery devices. The delivery devices can be activated by actuation mechanisms to vaporize thin films comprising a nicotine meta-salicylate. More particularly, this disclosure relates to thin films of nicotine salt with meta salicylic acid for the treatment of nicotine craving and for effecting smoking cessation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. MYERS, James CASSELLA
  • Publication number: 20170249135
    Abstract: A computing device determines a unique identifier associated with a device comprising an embedded system. The computing device sends the unique identifier to a wide area network (WAN) accessible service and receives an encrypted digital image comprising a firmware update for the device comprising the embedded system from the WAN accessible service. The computing device stores the encrypted digital image in a storage area of the computing device and initiates an over the air update of firmware of the device comprising the embedded system using the encrypted digital image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Pritish Gandhi, Peter F. Hunt, Daniel J. Myers, Joseph R. Eykholt, Adrian Caceres, Sudha Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 9724341
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of nicotine delivery. The disclosure teaches a nicotine meta-salicylate. More specifically, the disclosure teaches a condensation nicotine aerosol where nicotine meta-salicylate is vaporized. This disclosure relates to aerosol nicotine delivery devices. The delivery devices can be activated by actuation mechanisms to vaporize thin films comprising a nicotine meta-salicylate. More particularly, this disclosure relates to thin films of nicotine salt with meta salicylic acid for the treatment of nicotine craving and for effecting smoking cessation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Myers, James Cassella
  • Publication number: 20170105246
    Abstract: Devices and methods of entraining a substance within an airflow are disclosed. Condensation aerosol delivery devices and methods of consistently producing multiple doses of a substance, such as a drug, having high purity, high yield, characterized by a particle size distribution appropriate for pulmonary delivery, and which can be administered to a user in a single dose are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Steven D. Cross, Matthieu Herbette, Andrew J.G. Kelly, Daniel J. Myers, William W. Shen, Ryan D. Timmons, Curtis Tom, Justin M. Virgili, Martin J. Wensley
  • Publication number: 20170049974
    Abstract: Drug supply units are disclosed which comprise substrates having a plurality of holes formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Martin J. Wensley, Marc Glazer, James Bresson, Ryan Timmons, Daniel J. Myers
  • Publication number: 20160374937
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel condensation aerosols for the treatment of disease and/or intermittent or acute conditions. These condensation aerosols have little or no pyrolysis degradation products and are characterized by having an MMAD of between 1-3 microns. These aerosols are made by rapidly heating a substrate coated with a thin film of drug having a thickness of between 0.05 and 20 ?m, while passing a gas over the film, to form particles of a desirable particle size for inhalation. Kits comprising a drug and a device for producing a condensation aerosol are also provided. The device contained in the kit typically, has an element for heating the drug which is coated as a film on the substrate and contains a therapeutically effective dose of a drug when the drug is administered in aerosol form, and an element allowing the vapor to cool to form an aerosol. Also disclosed, are methods for using these aerosols and kits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Ron L. Hale, Craig C. Hodges, Peter M. Lloyd, Amy T. Lu, Daniel J. Myers, Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Martin J. Wensley, Jeffrey A. McKinney, Alejandro C. Zaffaroni
  • Publication number: 20160324845
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of nicotine delivery. The disclosure teaches a nicotine meta-salicylate. More specifically, the disclosure teaches a condensation nicotine aerosol where nicotine meta-salicylate is vaporized. This disclosure relates to aerosol nicotine delivery devices. The delivery devices can be activated by actuation mechanisms to vaporize thin films comprising a nicotine meta-salicylate. More particularly, this disclosure relates to thin films of nicotine salt with meta salicylic acid for the treatment of nicotine craving and for effecting smoking cessation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel J. MYERS, James CASSELLA