Patents by Inventor Daniel McGowan

Daniel McGowan 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: 20210085492
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a prosthetic leg including a modular knee element coupled to a modular ankle element. The modular knee element includes a knee motor rotatable about an axis of a shaft in the knee motor. The modular ankle element includes a drive portion coupled to a surface-contacting portion via a pylon having a top and bottom end. The top end is coupled to the drive portion and the bottom end is coupled to the surface-contacting portion. The drive portion includes an ankle motor coupled to a rotary series elastic actuator (RSEA) and a first pulley coupled to the RSEA. The surface-contacting portion includes a hinge and a second pulley with a belt engaging at least a portion of at least one of the first and second pulley, and a modular foot element coupled to the bottom of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel McGowan, Pilwon Hur
  • Patent number: 9942982
    Abstract: A multilayer electrical device, such as a printed circuit board, having a tooth structure including a metal layer set in a dielectric. The device includes a base; a conductive layer adjacent to the base; a dielectric material adjacent to conductive layer; a tooth structure including a metal layer set in the dielectric material to join the dielectric material to the metal layer; and wherein the metal layer forms a portion of circuitry in a circuit board having multiple layers of circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Circuits, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. McDermott, Daniel McGowan, Ralph Leo Spotts, Jr., Sid Tryzbiak
  • Publication number: 20170038485
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, computer-readable medium, and system for adjusting data acquisition parameters during a scan performed by a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner. The method includes obtaining, during the scan, a current temperature of a detector of the PET scanner, and adjusting, based on the current temperature, the data acquisition parameters used by the PET scanner during the scan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel MCGOWAN, Gin Chung WANG
  • Publication number: 20160330833
    Abstract: A multilayer electrical device, such as a printed circuit board, having a tooth structure including a metal layer set in a dielectric. The device includes a base; a conductive layer adjacent to the base; a dielectric material adjacent to conductive layer; a tooth structure including a metal layer set in the dielectric material to join the dielectric material to the metal layer; and wherein the metal layer forms a portion of circuitry in a circuit board having multiple layers of circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL CIRCUITS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. McDermott, Daniel McGowan, Ralph Leo Spotts, JR., Sid Tryzbiak
  • Patent number: 9488740
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, computer-readable medium, and system for adjusting data acquisition parameters during a scan performed by a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner. The method includes obtaining, during the scan, a current temperature of a detector of the PET scanner, and adjusting, based on the current temperature, the data acquisition parameters used by the PET scanner during the scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel McGowan, Gin Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 9442130
    Abstract: A shock detection device for a detector array includes an accelerometer mounted on the detector array to detect vibrations. The shock detection device also includes an electronic memory to store data from the accelerometer. The data corresponds to detected vibrations that exceed an active threshold of the accelerometer. The shock detection device also includes a power supply that is separate from the power supply of the detector array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Karr, Daniel McGowan, Gin Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 9374912
    Abstract: A multilayer electrical device, such as a printed circuit board, having a tooth structure including a metal layer set in a dielectric. The device includes a base; a conductive layer adjacent to the base; a dielectric material adjacent to conductive layer; a tooth structure including a metal layer set in the dielectric material to join the dielectric material to the metal layer; and wherein the metal layer forms a portion of circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Circuits LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. McDermott, Daniel McGowan, Ralph Leo Spotts, Jr., Sid Tryzbiak
  • Publication number: 20160077124
    Abstract: A shock detection device for a detector array includes an accelerometer mounted on the detector array to detect vibrations. The shock detection device also includes an electronic memory to store data from the accelerometer. The data corresponds to detected vibrations that exceed an active threshold of the accelerometer. The shock detection device also includes a power supply that is separate from the power supply of the detector array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Alan KARR, Daniel McGOWAN, Gin Chung WANG
  • Patent number: 9146323
    Abstract: An electronic detector module includes an array of detection crystals that emits light in response to electromagnetic radiation, and at least one detector that detects the light emitted by the crystal array and that generates an output based on the light detected. The electronic detector module also includes a power sequencing circuit including an accelerometer that detects a position of the electronic detector module, and a control circuit that provides power to the electronic detector module based on the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel McGowan, Michelle Canzolino
  • Publication number: 20140361191
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, computer-readable medium, and system for adjusting data acquisition parameters during a scan performed by a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner. The method includes obtaining, during the scan, a current temperature of a detector of the PET scanner, and adjusting, based on the current temperature, the data acquisition parameters used by the PET scanner during the scan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel MCGOWAN, Gin Chung Wang
  • Publication number: 20140091053
    Abstract: A multilayer electrical device, such as a printed circuit board, having a tooth structure including a metal layer set in a dielectric. The device includes a base; a conductive layer adjacent to the base; a dielectric material adjacent to conductive layer; a tooth structure including a metal layer set in the dielectric material to join the dielectric material to the metal layer; and wherein the metal layer forms a portion of circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Brian J. McDermott, Daniel McGowan, Ralph Leo Spotts, JR., Sid Tryzbiak
  • Patent number: 8581105
    Abstract: A process of making an article of manufacture, the process including constructing an electrical device which implements circuitry having a portion in cavities, the portion defined by an epoxy dielectric material delivered with solid content sufficient that etching the epoxy forms cavities located in, and underneath an initial surface of, the dielectric material, sufficient that the etching of the epoxy uses non-homogeneity with the solid content in bringing about formation of the cavities and sufficient that the etching of the epoxy is such that a plurality of the cavities have a cross-sectional width that is greater than a maximum depth with respect to the initial surface, wherein the etching forms the cavities, and a conductive material, a portion of the conductive material in the cavities thereby forming teeth in the cavities, such that the conductive material forms the portion of the circuitry of the electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: Brian J. McDermott, Daniel McGowan, Ralph Leo Spotts, Jr., Sid Tryzbiak
  • Publication number: 20130032568
    Abstract: A process of making an article of manufacture, the process including constructing an electrical device which implements circuitry having a portion in cavities, the portion defined by an epoxy dielectric material delivered with solid content sufficient that etching the epoxy forms cavities located in, and underneath an initial surface of, the dielectric material, sufficient that the etching of the epoxy uses non-homogeneity with the solid content in bringing about formation of the cavities and sufficient that the etching of the epoxy is such that a plurality of the cavities have a cross-sectional width that is greater than a maximum depth with respect to the initial surface, wherein the etching forms the cavities, and a conductive material, a portion of the conductive material in the cavities thereby forming teeth in the cavities, such that the conductive material forms the portion of the circuitry of the electrical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Brian J. McDermott, Daniel McGowan, Ralph Leo Spotts, JR., Sid Tryzbiak
  • Patent number: 8278560
    Abstract: A multilayer electrical device, such as a printed circuit board, having a tooth structure including a metal layer set in a dielectric. The device includes a base; a conductive layer adjacent to the base; a dielectric material adjacent to conductive layer; a tooth structure including a metal layer set in the dielectric material to join the dielectric material to the metal layer; and wherein the metal layer forms a portion of circuitry in a circuit board having multiple layers of circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Brian J. McDermott, Daniel McGowan, Ralph Leo Spotts, Jr., Sid Tryzbiak
  • Patent number: 7976317
    Abstract: Power connector modules are provided that can be plug connectors, receptacle connectors, or a system of plug and receptacle connector modules and optionally other modules, that mate together. Each connector has an uncoupled contact feature. The uncoupled contacts have exposed surfaces to dissipate heat resulting from Joule effects. The uncoupled contacts for the plug connector converge to form a blade structure at one side. The uncoupled contacts for the receptacle connector form a receiving section that engages the blade structure of the plug connector when the plug connector and receptacle connector are used together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvind Patel, Bratislav Kostic, Daniel McGowan, Kenneth Stead, Mark M. Data
  • Patent number: D726950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Megan Serwacki, Victor Zaderej, Michael Picini, Gregory Kuchuris, Daniel McGowan, Timothy Canzano
  • Patent number: D726951
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Megan Serwacki, Victor Zaderej, Michael Picini, Gregory Kuchuris, Daniel McGowan, Timothy Canzano
  • Patent number: D745210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Megan Serwacki, Victor Zaderej, Michael Picini, Gregory Kuchuris, Daniel Mcgowan, Timothy Canzano
  • Patent number: D745211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Megan Serwacki, Victor Zaderej, Michael Picini, Gregory Kuchuris, Daniel Mcgowan, Timothy Canzano
  • Patent number: D747540
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Megan Serwacki, Victor Zaderej, Michael Picini, Gregory Kuchuris, Daniel Mcgowan, Timothy Canzano