Patents by Inventor Daniel R. Baker

Daniel R. Baker 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: 20220152473
    Abstract: A robot competition field assembly including field end sections, a field mid-section, and a field alignment system. The field end sections and the field mid-section include panels and sidewalls. The field alignment system is configured to align the panels so that there is a smooth transition between each of the playing surfaces of the field end sections and field mid-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew R. Baker, Daniel M. Blau, Jonathan J. Kentfield, Elisabeth C. Smith, Jay H. Kinzie
  • Patent number: 11266440
    Abstract: An implantation tool for implanting a medical device subcutaneously includes a core extending along a longitudinal axis. The core is formed with a longitudinal recess extending along the longitudinal axis. A shell protrudes from an end of the core in the direction of the longitudinal axis. The shell defines a compartment for carrying the medical implant. The compartment is connected to the longitudinal recess. A rod that extends along the longitudinal axis is arranged in the longitudinal recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Eric Austin, Hannes Kraetschmer, Stevan Wittenbrock, Daniel R. Baker, Christopher J. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20210262541
    Abstract: A braking system for safely collecting brake dust produced by operation of a braking mechanism. The braking system comprises a collector apparatus coupled with a braking mechanism. The collector apparatus is able to include a shroud that surrounds the braking mechanism and a catch element coupled with the shroud for collecting brake dust exiting the shroud. As a result, when coupled with the braking mechanism, the collector apparatus is able to ensure that most or all brake dust, such as copper or other particles from the braking mechanism that break off from the breaking mechanism during operation of the braking mechanism, are removed from the braking mechanism and collected by the filter/catch of the collector mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Alex E. Kunzler, Peter C. Kunzler, Gary R. McLuen, Daniel R. Baker
  • Publication number: 20210228380
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Remington, Gregory C. Stalcup, Kreigh R. Williams, Troy D. Knapp, Daniel R. Baker
  • Patent number: 11002324
    Abstract: A braking system for safely collecting brake dust produced by operation of a braking mechanism. The braking system comprises a collector apparatus coupled with a braking mechanism. The collector apparatus is able to include a shroud that surrounds the braking mechanism and a catch element coupled with the shroud for collecting brake dust exiting the shroud. As a result, when coupled with the braking mechanism, the collector apparatus is able to ensure that most or all brake dust, such as copper or other particles from the braking mechanism that break off from the breaking mechanism during operation of the braking mechanism, are removed from the braking mechanism and collected by the filter/catch of the collector mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Peter C. Kunzler, Gary R. McLuen, Daniel R. Baker, Linda Haight
  • Patent number: 10973657
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Neuropro Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Remington, Gregory C. Stalcup, Kreigh R. Williams, Troy D. Knapp, Daniel R. Baker
  • Patent number: 10950903
    Abstract: An electrical system includes a battery pack, sensors, and a controller. The sensors configured output measured state signals indicative of an actual state of the battery back, including a respective actual voltage, current, and temperature of each of the multiple battery cells. The controller executes a method to generate, responsive to the measured state signals, an estimated state of the multiple battery cells using a respective open-circuit voltage and low-frequency transient voltage of each of the multiple battery cells. The controller estimates the low-frequency transient voltages using a porous electrode transient (PET) model as part of a model set, the PET model having open-circuit voltage elements representing uneven charge distribution within a cell electrode. State of charge (SOC) of the battery pack is estimated using the estimated voltages. An operating state of the electrical system is controlled in real-time responsive to the estimated SOC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Charles W. Wampler, II, Daniel R. Baker
  • Publication number: 20210068959
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together in order to replace degenerated discs and/or bones, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device includes a body and an extendable plate. The bone fusion device is able to be inserted between or replace the vertebrae by using a minimally invasive procedure wherein the dimensions and/or other characteristics of the bone fusion device are selectable based on the type of minimally invasive procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Daniel R. Baker
  • Publication number: 20210068973
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together in order to replace degenerated discs and/or bones, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device includes a body and an extendable plate. The bone fusion device is able to be inserted between or replace the vertebrae by using a minimally invasive procedure wherein the dimensions and/or other characteristics of the bone fusion device are selectable based on the type of minimally invasive procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Daniel R. Baker
  • Patent number: 10901042
    Abstract: A method for determining a state of charge (SOC) of a rechargeable battery cell includes determining a rate-invariant charge/discharge relationship between an open-circuit voltage (OCV) and a state of charge (SOC). This includes a first finite-rate voltage scan following a reduction branch of a relationship between OCV and the SOC, and executing a second finite-rate voltage scan following an oxidation branch of a relationship between OCV and the SOC. A rate-dependent charge/discharge relationship between the OCV and the SOC is determined during scanned voltage transitions between the reduction and oxidation branches. A present SOC state is determined based upon an electrical potential, the rate-invariant charge/discharge relationship between the OCV and the SOC, and the rate-dependent charge/discharge relationship between the OCV and the SOC during a voltage-scan reversal that occurs when the scanned voltage transitions between the reduction and oxidation branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Mark W. Verbrugge, Daniel R. Baker, Xingcheng Xiao
  • Publication number: 20200337862
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel R. Baker, Gary R. McLuen, Daniel E. Gerbec, Steven E. Dietzel, Kreigh R. Williams, Gregory C. Stalcup, Troy D. Knapp, Joseph N. Logan, Benjamin J. Remington
  • Publication number: 20200337852
    Abstract: A bone fusion device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises at least one extendable tab and one or more tab extension assemblies. Each tab extension assembly is able to be adjusted in order to individually control the extension or contraction of a side of the tab thereby enabling adjustment of the height and/or angle of the tab with respect to the body of the bone fusion device. Each tab extension assembly is able to be individually adjusted such that the side controlled by each assembly is raised or lowered until the desired tab angle is achieved. The tab is advantageously positioned and angled to correspond to the vertebrae to help brace the device until the bone has fused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Daniel R. Baker, Benjamin J. Remington
  • Publication number: 20200315649
    Abstract: An endarterectomy device configured to remove plaque from an occluded artery is disclosed. The endarterectomy device uses an adjustable wire loop end effector to establish and advance a dissection plane in the subadventitial space of the artery. The endarterectomy device is passed down the length of an artery in the subadventitial plane, adjusting the size of the wire loop end effector as needed to navigate the artery and dissect a plaque column, until the end of the plaque is reached. The wire loop end effector is then used as a plaque cutter to transect the distal end of the plaque column. The endarterectomy device is further configured along its length with support arms that facilitate removal of the plaque column as the device is removed from the artery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Landry, Stevan Wittenbrock, Daniel R. Baker, Christopher John Jensen
  • Publication number: 20200253748
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, apparatus and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable plates having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Benjamin J. Remington, Daniel R. Baker, Joseph N. Logan, Gregory C. Stalcup, Daniel E. Gerbec
  • Patent number: 10736754
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, apparatus and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable plates having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Neuropro Spinal Jaxx, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Benjamin J. Remington, Daniel R. Baker, Joseph N. Logan, Gregory C. Stalcup, Daniel E. Gerbec
  • Patent number: 10729560
    Abstract: A bone fusion method, system and device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together and/or in place of one or more of the bones, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs having a central rib. The bone fusion device includes one or more support channels configured to receive an insertion instrument that is then secured to the bone fusion device via a coupling mechanism. As a result, the coupled device is able to be securely positioned between vertebrae using the insertion instrument with minimal risk of slippage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Neuropro Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Baker, Gary R. McLuen, Daniel E. Gerbec, Steven E. Dietzel, Kreigh R. Williams, Gregory C. Stalcup, Troy D. Knapp, Joseph N. Logan, Benjamin J. Remington
  • Publication number: 20200224738
    Abstract: A braking system for safely collecting brake dust produced by operation of a braking mechanism. The braking system comprises a collector apparatus coupled with a braking mechanism. The collector apparatus is able to include a shroud that surrounds the braking mechanism and a catch element coupled with the shroud for collecting brake dust exiting the shroud. As a result, when coupled with the braking mechanism, the collector apparatus is able to ensure that most or all brake dust, such as copper or other particles from the braking mechanism that break off from the breaking mechanism during operation of the braking mechanism, are removed from the braking mechanism and collected by the filter/catch of the collector mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Alex E. Kunzler, Peter C. Kunzler, Gary R. McLuen, Daniel R. Baker
  • Patent number: 10709574
    Abstract: A bone fusion device for insertion between bones that are to be fused together, such as, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises at least one extendable tab and one or more tab extension assemblies. Each tab extension assembly is able to be adjusted in order to individually control the extension or contraction of a side of the tab thereby enabling adjustment of the height and/or angle of the tab with respect to the body of the bone fusion device. Each tab extension assembly is able to be individually adjusted such that the side controlled by each assembly is raised or lowered until the desired tab angle is achieved. The tab is advantageously positioned and angled to correspond to the vertebrae to help brace the device until the bone has fused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Neuropro Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Daniel R. Baker, Benjamin J. Remington
  • Publication number: 20200188131
    Abstract: A bone fusion device provides stability to bones during a bone fusion period. The bones include, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs attached to the bone fusion device by associated rotating means. The bone fusion device is preferably inserted by using an arthroscopic surgical procedure. During arthroscopic insertion of the device, the tabs are pre-configured for compactness. In this compact configuration, the tabs are preferably deposed along and/or within an exterior surface of the bone fusion device. After the bone fusion device has been positioned between the bones, one or more tab(s) are extended. In the preferred embodiment, the position of each tab is related to a positioning element and extending blocks. Typically, the tabs advantageously position and brace the bone fusion device in the confined space between the bones until the bones have fused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Benjamin J. Remington, Daniel R. Baker, Joseph N. Logan, Gregory C. Stalcup
  • Patent number: 10682240
    Abstract: A bone fusion device provides stability to bones during a bone fusion period. The bones include, for example, the vertebrae of a spinal column. The bone fusion device comprises one or more extendable tabs attached to the bone fusion device by associated rotating means. The bone fusion device is preferably inserted by using an arthroscopic surgical procedure. During arthroscopic insertion of the device, the tabs are pre-configured for compactness. In this compact configuration, the tabs are preferably deposed along and/or within an exterior surface of the bone fusion device. After the bone fusion device has been positioned between the bones, one or more tab(s) are extended. In the preferred embodiment, the position of each tab is related to a positioning element and extending blocks. Typically, the tabs advantageously position and brace the bone fusion device in the confined space between the bones until the bones have fused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Neuropro Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R. McLuen, Benjamin J. Remington, Daniel R. Baker, Joseph N. Logan, Gregory C. Stalcup