Patents by Inventor Daniel L. HODGES

Daniel L. HODGES 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: 20190297488
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting, by a first device, a transmission signal that includes a carrier signal modulated with a TM signal. Receiving a response signal from a second device in response to the transmission signal. Determining, whether the response signal includes the TM signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10425271
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium for receiving, by a first device, a first signal from a second device, the first signal including a carrier signal modulated with a first modulation signal. Detecting a frequency of the carrier signal by performing a carrier extraction (CAREX) process on the first signal. Adding a second modulation signal to the carrier signal of the first signal to produce a combined signal, wherein the second modulation signal is a transpositional modulation (TM) signal and the first modulation signal is a non-TM signal. Transmitting the combined signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • 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: 20190191335
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining, by a first device, that a second device is within range for direct communications and that the second device is capable of performing transpositional modulation (TM) communications. Determining to use transpositional modulation to send data to the second device. Sending the data to the second device using a TM signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10321304
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting, by a first device, a transmission signal that includes a carrier signal modulated with a TM signal. Receiving a response signal from a second device in response to the transmission signal. Determining, whether the response signal includes the TM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10219179
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining, by a first device, that a second device is within range for direct communications and that the second device is capable of performing transpositional modulation (TM) communications. Determining to use transpositional modulation to send data to the second device. Sending the data to the second device using a TM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20180152332
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium for receiving, by a first device, a first signal from a second device, the first signal including a carrier signal modulated with a first modulation signal. Detecting a frequency of the carrier signal by performing a carrier extraction (CAREX) process on the first signal. Adding a second modulation signal to the carrier signal of the first signal to produce a combined signal, wherein the second modulation signal is a transpositional modulation (TM) signal and the first modulation signal is a non-TM signal. Transmitting the combined signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20180152833
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting, by a first device, a transmission signal that includes a carrier signal modulated with a TM signal. Receiving a response signal from a second device in response to the transmission signal. Determining, whether the response signal includes the TM signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20180152863
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining, by a first device, that a second device is within range for direct communications and that the second device is capable of performing transpositional modulation (TM) communications. Determining to use transpositional modulation to send data to the second device. Sending the data to the second device using a TM signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Patent number: 9883375
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting, by a first device, a transmission signal that includes a carrier signal modulated with a TM signal. Receiving a response signal from a second device in response to the transmission signal. Determining, whether the response signal includes the TM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Patent number: 9882762
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium for receiving, by a first device, a first signal from a second device, the first signal including a carrier signal modulated with a first modulation signal. Detecting a frequency of the carrier signal by performing a carrier extraction (CAREX) process on the first signal. Adding a second modulation signal to the carrier signal of the first signal to produce a combined signal, wherein the second modulation signal is a transpositional modulation (TM) signal and the first modulation signal is a non-TM signal. Transmitting the combined signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Patent number: 9867086
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining, by a first device, that a second device is within range for direct communications and that the second device is capable of performing transpositional modulation (TM) communications. Determining to use transpositional modulation to send data to the second device. Sending the data to the second device using a TM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20170325085
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting, by a first device, a transmission signal that includes a carrier signal modulated with a TM signal. Receiving a response signal from a second device in response to the transmission signal. Determining, whether the response signal includes the TM signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20170310526
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium for receiving, by a first device, a first signal from a second device, the first signal including a carrier signal modulated with a first modulation signal. Detecting a frequency of the carrier signal by performing a carrier extraction (CAREX) process on the first signal. Adding a second modulation signal to the carrier signal of the first signal to produce a combined signal, wherein the second modulation signal is a transpositional modulation (TM) signal and the first modulation signal is a non-TM signal. Transmitting the combined signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20170311205
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining, by a first device, that a second device is within range for direct communications and that the second device is capable of performing transpositional modulation (TM) communications. Determining to use transpositional modulation to send data to the second device. Sending the data to the second device using a TM signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Patent number: 9716997
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting, by a first device, a transmission signal that includes a carrier signal modulated with a TM signal. Receiving a response signal from a second device in response to the transmission signal. Determining, whether the response signal includes the TM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: TM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Patent number: 9628318
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium for receiving, by a first device, a first signal from a second device, the first signal including a carrier signal modulated with a first modulation signal. Detecting a frequency of the carrier signal by performing a carrier extraction (CAREX) process on the first signal. Adding a second modulation signal to the carrier signal of the first signal to produce a combined signal, wherein the second modulation signal is a transpositional modulation (TM) signal and the first modulation signal is a non-TM signal. Transmitting the combined signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: TM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Patent number: 9516490
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting, by a first device, a transmission signal that includes a carrier signal modulated with a TM signal. Receiving a response signal from a second device in response to the transmission signal. Determining, whether the response signal includes the TM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: TM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh
  • Patent number: 9473983
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining, by a first device, that a second device is within range for direct communications and that the second device is capable of performing transpositional modulation (TM) communications. Determining to use transpositional modulation to send data to the second device. Sending the data to the second device using a TM signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: TM IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Gerdes, Daniel L. Hodges, Quinn Colin McIntosh