Patents by Inventor David A. Porter

David A. Porter 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: 20190381011
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; a method for manufacturing the compounds of the invention, and its therapeutic uses. The present invention further provides a combination of pharmacologically active agents and a pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kamlesh Jagdis BALA, Andrew BREARLEY, James DALE, Anne-Marie EDWARDS, Mahbub AHMED, David PORTER, Robert Alexander PULZ, Lisa Ann ROONEY, David Andrew SANDHAM, Duncan SHAW, Nichola SMITH, Jessica Louise TAYLOR, Roger John TAYLOR, Thomas Josef Troxler, Joe WRIGGLESWORTH
  • Publication number: 20190376259
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a torque converter having a lock up clutch and a controller that conditionally allows operation of the lock up clutch in a locked position or an unlocked position. The controller determines a plurality of active work vehicle parameters during operation of the work vehicle and includes a plurality of ready to dig parameters. The controller determines a ready to dig condition or a non-digging condition of the work vehicle by comparing at least two of the active work vehicle parameters to at least two corresponding ready to dig parameters. The controller disallows operation of the lock up clutch in the locked position in response to the ready to dig condition, allows operation of the lock up clutch in locked or unlocked positions in response to a non-digging condition. Operation of the lock up clutch avoids the engine from stalling in a ready to dig condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Megan L. Pence, Kevin W. Campbell, David J. Myers, Kyle E. Leinaar, Thomas A. Porter, Michael R. Goodpaster
  • Patent number: 10493367
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus and method to convey an object through the air in a controlled and repeatable manner. The apparatus may comprise an object attached to at least one resilient member, the resilient member or members constraining object movement in a substantially vertical y-axis direction. The apparatus may also comprise at least one support member coupled to the at least one resilient member, and the support member or members constrain object movement in a substantially horizontal x-axis direction. In use, the resilient member is energised, movement initiated, and object movement then occurs in an x-axis and a y-axis direction, the movement path substantially governed by the resilient member(s) and the support member(s). The apparatus and method may allow the object to experience a variety of movement sensations, one being the feeling of flight or gliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Bungy New Zealand Limited
    Inventors: Henry Van Asch, David Mitchell, Tim Porter, Geoff Wilson, Kevin Andrew Wright
  • Publication number: 20190362385
    Abstract: Systems, device and techniques are disclosed for dynamically retrieving and monitoring geo-fence activity. A meta geo-fence may be identified based on a user device geolocation. The meta geo-fence having a radius that is dynamically generated to include previously defined geo-fences within or touching the meta geo-fence. User device geolocation may be monitored in relation to the defined geo-fences included in the radius of the meta geo-fence. A communication may be sent to the user device when the user device reports that the user device has entered or exited one of the previously defined geo-fences within or touching the radius of the meta geo-fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: David Porter
  • Publication number: 20190346351
    Abstract: A system for preparing a test sample includes a vial holder, a needle trap connected to the vial holder, and a sample preparation station. The vial holder includes a vial chamber configured to hold a vial, a purge gas needle, and a needle trap heater. The needle trap includes a needle with the needle trap heater surrounding a distal end portion of the needle. A packing bed is disposed in the needle at the distal end portion. The sample preparation station includes a housing and a vial heater assembly including a vial heater and defining a cavity. The vial holder is configured to be received in the cavity in an installed position with the vial heater surrounding at least a portion of the vial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Nathan L. Porter, Anthony David Rands
  • Publication number: 20190330327
    Abstract: It has been demonstrated that certain compounds bind to TNF and stabilise a conformation of trimeric TNF that binds to the TNF receptor. Antibodies which selectively bind to complexes of such compounds with TNF superfamily members are disclosed. These antibodies may be used to detect further compounds with the same activity, and as target engagement biomarker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Alastair David Griffiths LAWSON, Daniel John LIGHTWOOD, Rebecca Jayne MUNRO, James Philip O'CONNELL, John Robert PORTER
  • Patent number: 10445780
    Abstract: Systems, device and techniques are disclosed for dynamically retrieving and monitoring geo-fence activity. A meta geo-fence may be identified based on a user device geolocation. The meta geo-fence having a radius that is dynamically generated to include previously defined geo-fences within or touching the meta geo-fence. User device geolocation may be monitored in relation to the defined geo-fences included in the radius of the meta geo-fence. A communication may be sent to the user device when the user device reports that the user device has entered or exited one of the previously defined geo-fences within or touching the radius of the meta geo-fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventor: David Porter
  • Patent number: 10380638
    Abstract: Systems, device and techniques are disclosed for dynamically retrieving and monitoring geo-fence activity. A meta geo-fence may be identified based on a user device geolocation. The meta geo-fence having a radius that is dynamically generated to include previously defined geo-fences within or touching the meta geo-fence. User device geolocation may be monitored in relation to the defined geo-fences included in the radius of the meta geo-fence. A communication may be sent to the user device when the user device reports that the user device has entered or exited one of the previously defined geo-fences within or touching the radius of the meta geo-fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventor: David Porter
  • Publication number: 20190230740
    Abstract: A node (50) for a communications system comprising a network of a plurality of nodes is described. The node (50) communicates with other nodes (50) in the network using information formatted into superframes comprising a plurality of symbols in which part of the superframes are for payload data and part of the superframes are for synchronisation data and such that there is agreement amongst at least some nodes of the network of when a superframe starts and the duration of the symbols of the superframe. The node (50) synchronises its reference source (60,61) to a selected synchronisation source selected from external synchronisation sources and changes the selection of external synchronisation source from time to time such that the selected synchronisation source availability and reliability is above a predetermined level and communications data of a superframe is interpretable while the node (50) communicates with at least some of the other nodes (50) in the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: John David Porter, Richard Mark Barden
  • Publication number: 20190207303
    Abstract: A node 100 for a communications system comprising a plurality of nodes is disclosed. The node 100 comprises a plurality of antennas each configured to transmit and/or receive a beam for communications with other nodes of a communications system. The at least one beam deflector is located in a housing 104,106 detachably attached to an external portion of the node 100. The or each beam deflector is located and arranged to deflect a beam transmitted and/or received at one of the plurality of antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Cambridge Communication Systems Limited
    Inventors: John David Porter, Daiqing Li, Martin Prescott
  • Patent number: 10290020
    Abstract: Systems, device and techniques are disclosed for dynamically retrieving and monitoring geo-fence activity. A meta geo-fence may be identified based on a user device geolocation. The meta geo-fence having a radius that is dynamically generated to include previously defined geo-fences within or touching the meta geo-fence. User device geolocation may be monitored in relation to the defined geo-fences included in the radius of the meta geo-fence. A communication may be sent to the user device when the user device reports that the user device has entered or exited one of the previously defined geo-fences within or touching the radius of the meta geo-fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: David Porter
  • Publication number: 20190128980
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for performing echo-planar spectroscopic imaging. The system comprises an acquisition unit for acquiring magnetic resonance data, wherein the acquisition unit is adapted to use a first encoding gradient in a readout direction and a second encoding gradient in a phase-encoding direction, wherein the first encoding gradient and the second encoding gradient are stepped. The system further comprises a reconstruction unit for reconstructing a magnetic resonance image based on the acquired magnetic resonance data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: David Porter, Marco Vicari
  • Publication number: 20190128983
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for providing at least part of a pulse sequence for acquiring imaging information using a magnetic resonance scanner, a corresponding method and a corresponding computer program. The system comprises a sequence module providing unit, wherein one or more sequence modules comprise a hierarchy description and a parameter description, a sequence hierarchy generating unit for generating a sequence hierarchy based on the sequence modules and the hierarchy description, a parameter dependency graph generating unit for generating a parameter dependency graph based on the parameter dependencies comprised in the parameter description of the sequence modules. The parameter dependencies are decoupled from the sequence hierarchy. The system, method and computer program of the invention allow for an improved determination of at least part of a pulse sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Cristoffer Cordes, Thorsten Honroth, Saulius Archipovas, David Porter, Matthias Guenther
  • Publication number: 20190075760
    Abstract: A leash capable of being stored on an animal and capable of applying a variable amount of pressure on an animal. The leash is capable of storage around the neck or body of an animal, such as a dog. Then, when use of the leash is desired, the collar or harness is transformed into a leash that places varying pressure on the animal's neck or body so optimal restraint is achieved. The leash can be configured to serve as a collar or harness encompassing either the body of the animal or the animal's neck. The leash is adjustable such that only the appropriate amount of pressure is applied to guide the dog or animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Dillon David Porter, Lincoln Parker Porter
  • Publication number: 20190057416
    Abstract: Systems, device and techniques are disclosed for dynamically retrieving and monitoring geo-fence activity. A meta geo-fence may be identified based on a user device geolocation. The meta geo-fence having a radius that is dynamically generated to include previously defined geo-fences within or touching the meta geo-fence. User device geolocation may be monitored in relation to the defined geo-fences included in the radius of the meta geo-fence. A communication may be sent to the user device when the user device reports that the user device has entered or exited one of the previously defined geo-fences within or touching the radius of the meta geo-fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: David Porter
  • Patent number: 10195181
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; a method for manufacturing the compounds of the invention, and its therapeutic uses. The present invention further provides a combination of pharmacologically active agents and a pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Kamlesh Jagdis Bala, Andrew Brearley, James Dale, Anne-Marie Edwards, Mahbub Ahmed, David Porter, Robert Alexander Pulz, Lisa Ann Rooney, David Andrew Sandham, Duncan Shaw, Nichola Smith, Jessica Louise Taylor, Roger John Taylor, Thomas Josef Troxler, Joe Wrigglesworth
  • Publication number: 20180374125
    Abstract: Systems, device and techniques are disclosed for dynamically retrieving and monitoring geo-fence activity. A meta geo-fence may be identified based on a user device geolocation. The meta geo-fence having a radius that is dynamically generated to include previously defined geo-fences within or touching the meta geo-fence. User device geolocation may be monitored in relation to the defined geo-fences included in the radius of the meta geo-fence. A communication may be sent to the user device when the user device reports that the user device has entered or exited one of the previously defined geo-fences within or touching the radius of the meta geo-fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventor: David Porter
  • Patent number: 10092933
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of cleaning a lipseal and/or cup bottom of an electroplating device by removing metal deposits accumulated in prior electroplating operations. The methods may include orienting a nozzle such that it is pointed substantially at the inner circular edge of the lipseal and/or cup bottom, and dispensing a stream of cleaning solution from the nozzle such that the stream contacts the inner circular edge of the lipseal and/or cup bottom while they are being rotated, removing metal deposits. In some embodiments, the stream has a velocity component against the rotational direction of the lipseal and/or cup bottom. In some embodiments, the deposits may include a tin/silver alloy. Also disclosed herein are cleaning apparatuses for mounting in electroplating devices and for removing electroplated metal deposits from their lipseals and/or cup bottoms. In some embodiments, the cleaning apparatuses may include a jet nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Santosh Kumar, Bryan L. Buckalew, Steven T. Mayer, Thomas Ponnuswamy, Chad Michael Hosack, Robert Rash, Lee Peng Chua, David Porter
  • Patent number: D852447
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: EchoNous, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Schenone, Kim Porter Henneman, Jeffrey D. Allison
  • Patent number: D855920
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: EchoNous, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Schenone, Kim Porter Henneman, Jeffrey D. Allison