Patents by Inventor David A. Berry

David A. Berry 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).

  • Patent number: 10369792
    Abstract: A multi-channel fluid coupling for a printhead includes: a body having a first channel and a second channel, the second channel being relatively longer than the first channel; a first inlet port and a first outlet port at opposite ends of the first channel; and a second inlet port and a second outlet port at opposite ends of the second channel. The first and second channels are configured for proportionally modulating a flow resistance of fluids flowing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Limited
    Inventors: Norman Berry, Jason Thelander, David Burke, Andrew Thomas
  • Publication number: 20190232041
    Abstract: A fluid control valve for use in a fluid delivery system for delivering fluid to a patient includes a valve body defining an internal chamber, a first inlet port for receiving a first inlet tube, a second inlet port for receiving a second inlet tube, an outlet port, and a sliding valve member slidably disposed in the internal chamber. The first inlet tube defines a first inlet lumen axially aligned with the internal chamber. The second inlet tube defines a second inlet lumen axially aligned with the internal chamber. The sliding valve member includes a first sealing end and second sealing end. The sliding valve member is positionable in a first operating state, a second operating state, and a third operating state based on a flow differential between the first inlet lumen and the second inlet lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: MICHAEL SPOHN, KEVIN COWAN, Brian CAIN, David Berry, James Fentress, David Orenstein, James DEDIG, Barry TUCKER
  • Publication number: 20190147426
    Abstract: Examples provide pairing of a mobile electronic device with a merchant transaction device associated with a checkout area at a merchant facility. A plurality of advertising packets are received by the mobile electronic device. Each advertising packet of the plurality of advertising packets is associated with an individual beacon transceiver of a plurality of beacon transceivers. A checkout area of a plurality of checkout areas is identified within a beacon zone defined by an analysis of at least one parameter associated with the received advertising packets. A merchant pairing screen is generated at the mobile electronic device to pair the mobile electronic device to a merchant transaction device at the checkout lane of the plurality of checkout lanes. A pairing process for customer check-in to pick up an item is also provided in some examples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley J. Kieffer, Mark Matthews, Eytan Daniyalzade, David Martin Nelms, Robert C. Taylor, Berk Atikoglu, Charlie Berry
  • Patent number: 10289088
    Abstract: An energy generation and storage system includes one or more energy generation assets, one or more energy storage assets, and a system controller. The system controller identifies a plurality of candidate responses to a grid service request. Each candidate response includes a split value that describes a power split between the energy generation assets and the energy storage assets. The system controller determines a plurality of response scores respectively for the plurality of candidate responses based at least in part on a plurality of asset life impact values that describe an impact that the plurality of candidate responses would have on an asset life of at least one of the one or more power generation assets and the one or more energy storage assets. The system controller selects one of the plurality of candidate responses based at least in part on the plurality of response scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Patrick Shane Riley, Irene Michelle Berry, Rogier Sebastiaan Blom, Glen David Merfeld
  • Publication number: 20190118152
    Abstract: One or more embodiments relate to a contactor/separator vessel for reacting with fine particles. The contractor/separator vessel includes a spouted bed containing fine Geldart class C particles; and an additional spoutable media to facilitate spouting of the fine Geldart class C particles in order to improve mixing, gas-solid contact/separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald W Breault, David A Berry, Steven L Rowan
  • Patent number: 10238617
    Abstract: This disclosure provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising amino acid entities and uses thereof. Methods for improving liver function and for treating liver diseases comprising administering an effective amount of the compositions to a subject in need thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AXCELLA HEALTH INC.
    Inventors: Michael Hamill, Raffi Afeyan, Chung-Wei Lee, Harry Luithardt, David Berry
  • Publication number: 20190089959
    Abstract: A data encoding method for encoding an array of data values as data sets and escape codes for values not encoded by the data sets, an escape code including a unary coded portion and a non-unary coded portion, the method including: setting a coding parameter defining a minimum number of bits of a non-unary coded portion; adding an offset value of 1 or more to the coding parameter to define a minimum least significant data portion size; generating one or more data sets indicative of positions, relative to the array of data values, of data values of predetermined magnitude ranges, to encode the value of at least one least significant bit of each data value; generating respective complementary most-significant data portions and least-significant data portions; encoding the data sets; encoding the most significant data portions; and encoding the least-significant portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David BERRY, James Alexander GAMEI, Nicholas Ian SAUNDERS, Karl James SHARMAN
  • Patent number: 10184907
    Abstract: Disclosed are magnetic nanosensors or transducers that permit measurement of a physical parameter in an analyte via magnetic reasonance measurements, in particular of non-agglomerative assays. More particularly, in certain embodiments, the invention relates to designs of nanoparticle reagents and responsive polymer coated magnetic nanoparticles. Additionally provided are methods of use of nanoparticle reagents and responsive polymer coated magnetic nanoparticles for the detection of a stimulus or an analyte with NMR detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: T2 Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Jay Lowery, Jr., James Joseph Koziarz, Douglas Adam Levinson, David A. Berry, Tuan A. Elstrom, Sonia Kumar, Mark John Audeh
  • Publication number: 20190014322
    Abstract: A method of encoding image data, including: frequency-transforming input image data to generate an array of frequency-transformed input image coefficients by a matrix-multiplication process, according to a maximum dynamic range of the transformed data and using transform matrices having a data precision; and selecting the maximum dynamic range and/or the data precision of the transform matrices according to the bit depth of the input image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: David BERRY, James Alexander GAMEI, Nicolas Ian SAUNDERS, Karl James SHARMAN
  • Publication number: 20180360353
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system which adds biochemical sensitivity to a standard biopsy needle such that the practitioner is provided immediate feedback on the metabolism and physiology of tissue in the local environment. Disclosed is a sensor integrated biopsy device for in situ and real time tissue analysis. The sensor integrated biopsy (SIB) needle system will enable biopsy teams to measure local tissue biochemistry in real time during biopsy procedures, adding a valuable new set of parameters to augment and extend conventional image-guided procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jesus Delgado Alonso, Robert Lieberman, David Berry
  • Patent number: 10136136
    Abstract: A data encoding method for encoding an array of data values as data sets and escape codes for values not encoded by the data sets, an escape code including a unary coded portion and a non-unary coded portion, the method including: setting a coding parameter defining a minimum number of bits of a non-unary coded portion; adding an offset value of 1 or more to the coding parameter to define a minimum least significant data portion size; generating one or more data sets indicative of positions, relative to the array of data values, of data values of predetermined magnitude ranges, to encode the value of at least one least significant bit of each data value; generating respective complementary most-significant data portions and least-significant data portions; encoding the data sets; encoding the most significant data portions; and encoding the least-significant portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: David Berry, James Alexander Gamei, Nicholas Ian Saunders, Karl James Sharman
  • Publication number: 20180300713
    Abstract: Provided are a re-using e-commerce payment instruments for in-store purchasing systems and methods. A customer enters a check out and a transaction at the point of sale is started. The system receives a pairing request at a wallet processor from a customer mobile device operating a mobile application. This pairing request is created and sent in response to scanning of a code having a transaction identification. The system associates a customer payment profile with the transaction identification and sends associated information to the point of sale. The point of sale sends an amount of sale to authorize to the wallet processor after completing scanning of items. The system creates an authorization for payment and sending the authorization for payment to an authorizer. The transaction may then be completed by processing payment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Joseph Kieffer, Mark Matthews, Eytan Daniyalzade, David Martin Nelms, Prasanna Rajendran, Charles David Berry, Daniel Eckert
  • Publication number: 20180288965
    Abstract: A dog accessories case that features a dog bone-shaped bag making the process of feeding and hydrating pets as well as transporting essentials. The dog accessories case includes a dog bone-shaped bag includes a top portion, the dog bone-shaped bag contains one or more dog accessories, a pair of bowls disposed on the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag, a storage area disposed on a middle portion of the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag, a plurality of hinges disposed on a plurality of back edges of the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag and are used to open and close the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag, a plurality of snaps disposed on a plurality of front edges of the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag and to secure and release the top portion of the dog bone-shaped bag and a bone-shaped handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventor: David Berry
  • Patent number: 10097834
    Abstract: A method of encoding image data, including: frequency-transforming input image data to generate an array of frequency-transformed input image coefficients by a matrix-multiplication process, according to a maximum dynamic range of the transformed data and using transform matrices having a data precision; and selecting the maximum dynamic range and/or the data precision of the transform matrices according to the bit depth of the input image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: David Berry, James Alexander Gamei, Nicholas Ian Saunders, Karl James Sharman
  • Publication number: 20180285853
    Abstract: Provided is a merchant split tender system and method. A cashier completes a scan of merchandise and enters tendering phase. The point of sale sends a the request to authorize a total dollar amount to a wallet processor. The wallet processor accesses a customer payment profile to determine if there is a split tender configuration. If there is a split tender configuration, the wallet processor determines a first account and a second account to use for providing tender for the purchase. The first account and the second account to use is determined by the customer payment profile. The first account may be authorized first and then the second account may be authorized for the remaining amount. The system may also use more than two accounts. This process happens automatically based on the customer payment profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Bradley Joseph Kieffer, Mark Matthews, Charles David Berry, Prasanna Rajendran, David Martin Nelms, Eytan Daniyalzade, Daniel Eckert
  • Patent number: 10076546
    Abstract: Provided are therapeutic compositions containing combinations of bacteria, for the maintenance or restoration of a healthy microbiota in the gastrointestinal tract of a mammalian subject, and methods for use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Seres Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Henn, David N. Cook, Toshiro K. Ohsumi, Mary-Jane Lombardo McKenzie, Kevin D. Litcofsky, Han Zhang, John Grant Aunins, David Berry
  • Publication number: 20180226659
    Abstract: Materials, methods of preparing, and methods of use relating to increasing heat capacity of a solid oxide fuel cell. In at least one embodiment, the solid oxide fuel cell includes a cathode side; an anode side; and an interconnect material. The method includes increasing heat capacity of the interconnect material by modifying the interconnect material composition to increase specific heat and/or the heat associated with a solid-solid phase transition; and increasing the interconnect geometry (mass and volume) in the solid oxide fuel cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Dave Tucker, Larry Shadle, Paul Jablonski, Nor Farida Harun, David Berry
  • Publication number: 20180207118
    Abstract: This disclosure provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising amino acid entities and uses thereof. Methods for improving liver function and for treating liver diseases comprising administering an effective amount of the compositions to a subject in need thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Hamill, Raffi Afeyan, Chung-Wei Lee, Harry Luithardt, David Berry
  • Publication number: 20180169153
    Abstract: Probiotic compositions containing non-pathogenic microbial entities, e.g., bacterial or fungal entities, are described herein. The probiotic compositions may optionally contain or be used in conjunction with one or more prebiotics. Uses of the probiotic compositions to treat or prevent transplant disorders, e.g., graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), in a subject are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: David Berry, Noubar B. Afeyan, Johanne Kaplan, Neal Gordon, Shaila Rahman
  • Publication number: 20180169045
    Abstract: This disclosure provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising amino acid entities and uses thereof. Methods for improving liver function and for treating liver diseases comprising administering an effective amount of the compositions to a subject in need thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Hamill, Raffi Afeyan, Chung-Wei Lee, Harry Luithardt, David Berry