Patents by Inventor David A. Dick

David A. Dick 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: 20210311279
    Abstract: An indexed cable arrangement can be installed in a re-enterable housing. The optical fibers of the cable are indexed between a first; ruggedized multi-fiber connector and a second multi-fiber connector. The second multi-fiber connector may be non-ruggedized and disposed within the housing (e.g., at an adapter) or ruggedized and disposed external of the housing (e.g., terminating a stub cable). One or more drop lines are terminated by respective non-ruggedized, single-fiber connectors disposed within the housing. In certain examples, drop lines may be split into multiple conneaorized single-fiber outputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Jacques Ann DIEPSTRATEN, Dean R. PETTIGREW, Paul David HUBBARD, Steven James DICK, Dennata RADIANSARI
  • Patent number: 11137004
    Abstract: A coupling member for coupling modules with each other. The coupling member comprises a coupling portion, which in turn has a coupling rim and at least two hook members disposed on the coupling rim. The coupling portion substantially corresponds in its outer contour to a spherical segment of a sphere with a predetermined spherical radius, wherein the coupling rim represents a circular disk of the spherical segment. In this case, an outer radius of the coupling rim is smaller than or equal to the spherical radius. The at least two hook members, in a lateral view, at least partially follow the outer contour of the spherical cap of the spherical segment. The at least two hook members are engageable with the hook members of a coupling portion of a second coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Benthien, Danny Dicks, David Kaden, Bastian Schäfer
  • Patent number: 10963556
    Abstract: A system connected to an existing computer includes a unit for monitoring the screen and provides input, a storage unit that stores data that pairs screen buffer regions with authentication details, wherein the system learns new pairs via user training and presents stored authentication details when the screen buffer regions match a related stored region which is paired with a region of the screen, and a unit that determines which of stored passwords need to be presented to the system by a pattern matching of regions of screen pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrian David Dick, James Stuart Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200405329
    Abstract: A fixation/reconstruction system for treating syndesmotic ankle fractures includes a screw guide assembly configured to align the cannulated screw for insertion into, and securing within, the patients bone; and, a tension band alignment assembly configured to insert at least one tension band through a transverse opening in the patient s leg, and to secure the tension band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Jiayong Liu, David Dick, Vijay K. Goel, Nabil A. Ebraheim
  • Publication number: 20200397482
    Abstract: A locking fixation device for treating extra-articular fractures includes a connector assembly connected to two end plates. Rotation of the connector assembly about an axis extending therethrough converts rotational motion to linear motion, and advances the end plates in a linear direction away from (lengthening) or toward (compression) each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Jiayong Liu, Stephen J. Snider, David Dick, Vijay K. Goel, Nabil A. Ebraheim
  • Patent number: 10828171
    Abstract: An intervertebral cage includes a plurality of segments that are connected together by one or more members formed from a shape memory alloy material such that the segments are automatically moved from an initial orientation before implantation/insertion in an intervertebral space to an expanded orientation after implantation/insertion in the intervertebral space. Each of the plurality of segments may have a plurality of passageways or recesses formed therethrough, and wherein a wire formed from a shape memory alloy material extends through each of the plurality of passageways or recesses. The member may be formed from a shape memory alloy material that demonstrates shape memory effects and superelasticity properties, such as nitinol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Anand K. Agarwal, Vijay K. Goel, Aakash Agarwal, David Dick
  • Publication number: 20190325128
    Abstract: A system connected to an existing computer includes a unit for monitoring the screen and provides input, a storage unit that stores data that pairs screen buffer regions with authentication details, wherein the system learns new pairs via user training and presents stored authentication details when the screen buffer regions match a related stored region which is paired with a region of the screen, and a unit that determines which of stored passwords need to be presented to the system by a pattern matching of regions of screen pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Adrian David Dick, James Stuart Taylor
  • Patent number: 10395023
    Abstract: A system connected to an existing computer includes a unit for monitoring the screen and provides input, a storage unit that stores data that pairs screen buffer regions with authentication details, wherein the system learns new pairs via user training and presents stored authentication details when the screen buffer regions match a related stored region which is paired with a region of the screen, and a unit that determines which of stored passwords need to be presented to the system by a pattern matching of regions of screen pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrian David Dick, James Stuart Taylor
  • Publication number: 20180239734
    Abstract: A data storage array has a backplane at the base of an enclosure. A plurality of data storage drives are coupled to connectors of the backplane. A hot-swappable protocol expander module is coupled between the drives and the backplane through a top of the enclosure or to the backplane through a side of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Odie Banks Killen, JR., David Dick Anderson, JR., John Davis Schnabel
  • Publication number: 20180225443
    Abstract: A system connected to an existing computer includes a unit for monitoring the screen and provides input, a storage unit that stores data that pairs screen buffer regions with authentication details, wherein the system learns new pairs via user training and presents stored authentication details when the screen buffer regions match a related stored region which is paired with a region of the screen, and a unit that determines which of stored passwords need to be presented to the system by a pattern matching of regions of screen pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Adrian David Dick, James Stuart Taylor
  • Patent number: 10037782
    Abstract: An enclosure has a sidewall with a step that results in an upper part of the sidewall extending over a slide mounting region. A backplane is located at a base of the enclosure and is configured to receive a plurality of data storage drives. A circuit carrier extends from the backplane to the step in the side of the enclosure. The circuit carrier has one or more connectors proximate an upper surface of the step and is configured to receive one or more expansion modules that expand a functionality of the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Odie Banks Killen, Jr., David Dick Anderson, Jr., Kevin Van Pelt, David Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 9959401
    Abstract: A system connected to an existing computer includes a unit for monitoring the screen and provides input, a storage unit that stores data that pairs screen buffer regions with authentication details, wherein the system learns new pairs via user training and presents stored authentication details when the screen buffer regions match a related stored region which is paired with a region of the screen, and a unit that determines which of stored passwords need to be presented to the system by a pattern matching of regions of screen pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrian David Dick, James Stuart Taylor
  • Patent number: 9743961
    Abstract: A fusion device includes a screw having a head and a shaft. A hollow bone dowel is disposed about the shaft of the screw. The bone dowel is formed from a bone-like, biocompatible, or allograft material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Vijay K. Goel, Anand K. Agarwal, David Dick
  • Publication number: 20160166291
    Abstract: A fusion device includes a screw having a head and a shaft. A hollow bone dowel is disposed about the shaft of the screw. The bone dowel is formed from a bone-like, biocompatible, or allograft material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: The University Of Toledo
    Inventors: Vijay K. Goel, Anand K. Agarwal, David Dick
  • Publication number: 20160143747
    Abstract: An intervertebral cage includes a plurality of segments that are connected together by one or more members formed from a shape memory alloy material such that the segments are automatically moved from an initial orientation before implantation/insertion in an intervertebral space to an expanded orientation after implantation/insertion in the intervertebral space. Each of the plurality of segments may have a plurality of passageways or recesses formed therethrough, and wherein a wire formed from a shape memory alloy material extends through each of the plurality of passageways or recesses. The member may be formed from a shape memory alloy material that demonstrates shape memory effects and superelasticity properties, such as nitinol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Anand K. Agarwal, Vijay K. Goel, Aakash Agarwal, David Dick
  • Publication number: 20160085957
    Abstract: A system connected to an existing computer includes a unit for monitoring the screen and provides input, a storage unit that stores data that pairs screen buffer regions with authentication details, wherein the system learns new pairs via user training and presents stored authentication details when the screen buffer regions match a related stored region which is paired with a region of the screen, and a unit that determines which of stored passwords need to be presented to the system by a pattern matching of regions of screen pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: ADRIAN DAVID DICK, James Stuart Taylor
  • Patent number: 9246685
    Abstract: A system connected to an existing computer includes a unit for monitoring the screen and provides input, and a storage unit that stores data that pair screen buffer regions with authentication details. The system learns new pairs via user training and presents stored authentication details when the screen buffer matches a related stored region which is paired with a region of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrian David Dick, James Stuart Taylor
  • Patent number: 8881064
    Abstract: A method of providing a user interface for controlling a system (1;27) includes observing a presence of a body or body part of a user in a certain environment of a device (6,14-17;30). At least a perceptible part (28,34) of the user interface is made available to the user in association with a particular functionality for interacting with the system (1;27) controlled by the user interface in dependence on a rate of displacement of the body or body part of the user observed in the certain environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Lucas Jacobus Franciscus Geurts, Gavin Mark Proctor, Stuart Ronald Pill, Angus David Dick, Daniel Karl Pezzutti, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets
  • Publication number: 20140310621
    Abstract: A method of providing a user interface for controlling a system includes observing a presence of a body or body part of a user in a certain environment of a device. At least a perceptible part of the user interface is made available to the user in association with a particular functionality for interacting with the system controlled by the user interface in dependence on a rate of displacement of the body or body part of the user observed in the certain environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Lucas Jacobus Franciscus Geurts, Gavin Mark Proctor, Stuart Ronald Pill, Angus David Dick, Daniel Karl Pezzutti, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets
  • Patent number: 8827880
    Abstract: The method and system of this invention provides for core muscle strengthening. The method comprises the step of: providing an apparatus (10) that provides resistance and assistance during core muscle training using dynamic therapeutic movement for chest, back, abdominal and leg musculature to strengthen and condition muscles of the axial skeleton and lower extremities of a performing user. In one embodiment, the method also is for non-invasive physical therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: The University of Toledo, The Turning Point LLC
    Inventors: Vijay K. Goel, Kenneth Germano, F. Alan Schultheis, David Dick