Patents by Inventor David A. Schwartz

David A. Schwartz 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: 10352272
    Abstract: A thermodynamic apparatus, such as a Stirling engine or a Vuilleumier heat pump, has a heat exchanger in which energy is exchanged between a working fluid and an exhaust gas stream. On top of the cylinder of the thermodynamic apparatus is a dome-shaped section. By incorporating the heat exchanger within the dome, the flow paths can be simplified, the number of separate components reduced, and overall weight reduced. Flow passages for the working fluid are embedded in the dome. Channels for the exhaust gases are formed in an outer surface. The passages and the channels are helically arranged, one clockwise and one counter clockwise. The dome can be cast with a core for the casting fabricated via three-dimensional printing. In some embodiments, the dome is made of fiber-reinforced material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoLift, Inc.
    Inventors: David Yates, Paul Schwartz, Peter Hofbauer, Adrian Tusinean
  • Publication number: 20190164449
    Abstract: A computer-based, automated grading system us configured to receive human-generated source code in a machine-readable format to score the quality of the subject code against a target design specification. An assessment web application administers an assessment and receives a candidate submission that may be injected into a reference codebase, rendered in a browser, and processed by a mismatch generator and scorer to calculate a candidate submission score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Taylor Kems, Matthew Fritz, Matthew Smith, David Klein, Kieran Luke, Jake Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190159415
    Abstract: An automatic vertical farming system may include a frame defining at least one growth area and configured to support a plurality of vertical plant growth structures within the at least one growth area. The system may include at least one light, at least one liquid conduit, and at least one gas conduit. The system may include at least one robot disposed on a top side of the frame and movably supported by the frame. The at least one robot may include at least one tool configured to manipulate the plurality of vertical plant growth structures. The system may include a control system including at least one processor configured to automatically control illumination by the at least one light, liquid flow through the at least one liquid conduit, gas flow through the at least one gas conduit, and operation of the at least one robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: OnePointOne, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Bernard Clifford Bertram, John Russell Bertram, Sara Sadae Kuwahara, Robert Thomas McDonald, Travis Alexander Woodrow, Scot Andrew Tomer, Paul David Mahacek, Zach Daniel Bellay, Daniel James Buckley, Robert John Drazovich, Ian Scott Knight, Sebastian Alexander Schwartz, Anthony Yu
  • Patent number: 10289194
    Abstract: A ride system for an amusement park includes a ride vehicle configured to accommodate a rider and configured to travel along a ride path, a head mounted display configured to be worn by the rider, and a control system. The control system is configured to display a virtual instruction to the rider via the head mounted display, receive a signal from a user input device associated with the rider, determine that the signal received from the user input device corresponds to the virtual instruction, and trigger a movement of the ride vehicle in response to determining that the signal corresponds to the virtual instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Sean David McCracken, Eric Lawrence Merz, Patrick Devin Boyle, Justin Michael Schwartz, Thomas Martin Geraghty
  • Publication number: 20190140463
    Abstract: A mechanism for charging an electronic device with a retractable cord reel. The device maintains a substantially continuous converted power source connection during operation, including operations adjusting the length of the retractable cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Hinojosa, David Mellinger, John Alford, Mark Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190128827
    Abstract: A gas monitor apparatus includes a sorbent material that adsorbs a target gas based on a concentration of the target gas in a monitored environment and a reference material that does not respond to the target gas. The gas monitor also includes a first thermistor disposed within the sorbent material and a second thermistor disposed within the reference material, the first thermistor to provide a first indication of a first temperature of the sorbent material and the second thermistor to provide a second indication of a second temperature of the reference material. A processing device determines a concentration of the target gas based at least in part on a differential measurement between the first temperature and the second temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Jianer Bao, Clinton Smith, Eric Cocker, David Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190112356
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to high-affinity immunopolymers for use in a variety of immunoassays and other techniques. The immunopolymers comprise a plurality of antibodies, a plurality of coupling proteins, and a plurality of detectable labels. The plurality of antibodies and plurality of coupling proteins are associated by a high-efficiency conjugation moiety, and may be used in highly multiplexed assays. Methods of preparing the high-affinity immunopolymers are provided. Also disclosed are methods of detecting an antigen that include reacting an antigen with a high-affinity immunopolymer of the disclosure. Reagent mixtures and methods for quantitative immunochemical assays are also provided. The mixtures and methods may include the high-affinity immunopolymers disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: David A. SCHWARTZ, Stephen J. KRON, Amy C. FLOR
  • Publication number: 20190060972
    Abstract: Complementary systems are provided for use with industrial punch presses which enhance the functionality of the presses relative to the machining of workpieces. The systems can be adapted to function with certain already-existing structure and operations of the presses, to maximize overall effectiveness and efficiency in using the systems with the presses. Alternately, or in combination, the systems can be linked to one or more functionalities of the punch presses, whereby these functionalities can be used in manipulating the systems when used with the presses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony David Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190040467
    Abstract: The invention provides diagnostic and therapeutic targets for pulmonary disease, in particular, fibrotic lung disease. The inventors have found that a genetic variant MUC5B gene is associated with increased expression of the gene, increased risk of developing a pulmonary disease, and an improved prognosis and survival among those developing the pulmonary disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: David A. Schwartz, Max Seibold
  • Publication number: 20190015137
    Abstract: A bone plate system for use in an “open door” laminoplasty procedure, including a bone plate, a first fixation element, and at least one second fixation element. The bone plate is elongated and has a generally curved shape such that the plate has an associated radius of curvature. The plate is sized and dimensioned to span a gap between a pair of bony segments, for example a pair of bony segments constituting a divided lamina. The first and second fixation elements are each configured to securely attach the bone plate to the bony segments. The bone plate has a first end including a generally U-shaped slot extending therein such that the open end of the slot comprises a first terminal end of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Tara STEVENSON, Matthew CURRAN, David SCHWARTZ, Christopher BROWN, Jody ORELLANA, Michael BROTMAN
  • Patent number: 10111724
    Abstract: A surgical drape allows access to a vaginal area during cesarean sections without breaking a sterile field. The drape comprises a base sheet defined by an incision panel that overlays a peritoneal region, where the cesarean section primarily occurs; and a vagina panel that overlays a vaginal area. The incision panel has a transparent polymer film panel for viewing the incision. A collection pouch catches bodily fluids. The vagina panel enables sterile manipulation of the vagina while performing the cesarean section. The vagina panel is defined by a viewing pane for viewing the vaginal region through the base sheet. A sleeve extends through a hole in the viewing pane to manipulate the vaginal region and a baby. The sleeve is configured to allow insertion of a hand through an open end, and then manipulate the vaginal region with a closed end without breaking a sterile field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: David Schwartz, David Nowicki, David Power
  • Patent number: 10114106
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a radar system with auto-alignment suitable for use in an automated vehicle is provided. The system includes a radar-sensor, a speed-sensor, and a controller. The radar-sensor is used to detect objects present in a field-of-view proximate to a host-vehicle on which the radar-sensor is mounted. The radar-sensor is operable to determine a measured-range-rate (dRm), a measured-azimuth-angle (Am), and a measured-elevation-angle (Em) to each of at least three objects present in the field-of-view. The speed-sensor is used to determine a measured-speed (Sm) of the host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the radar-sensor and the speed-sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jan K. Schiffmann, Yu Liu, David A. Schwartz, Xumin Zhu
  • Publication number: 20180216913
    Abstract: A power module configured for use with archery bows to enhance use of the bows and/or provide other functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony David Schwartz, Thomas Steven Duppong
  • Patent number: 10037472
    Abstract: An object detection system for an automated vehicle includes a radar, a camera, and a controller. The radar detects a cluster of targets characterized by a radar-distance (x) from the host-vehicle. The camera renders an image of an object and a lane-marking present in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Chen, David A. Schwartz, Anuradha Mangalgiri, Yu Liu, Jan Siegemund
  • Patent number: 9937154
    Abstract: The described invention relates to methods for preventing or treating graft-versus-host disease while preserving a graft-versus-tumor effect, increasing survival of, preserving alloreactivity, or a combination thereof in a patient with a tumor receiving a transplant. The described methods comprise administering to the patient a therapeutic amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising a Rho kinase inhibitor compound, e.g., telmisartan or related angiotensin receptor blockers, and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient. The therapeutic amount may be effective to attenuate graft-versus-host disease and to preserve the graft-versus-tumor effect of the transplant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hackensak University Medical Center
    Inventors: David Schwartz, Sujatha Iyengar
  • Publication number: 20180067494
    Abstract: A road-model-definition system suitable for an automated-vehicle includes a camera, a lidar-unit, and a controller. The camera used is to provide an image of an area proximate to a host-vehicle. The lidar-unit is used to provide a point-cloud descriptive of the area. The controller is in communication with the camera and the lidar-unit. The controller is configured to determine an image-position of a lane-marking in the image, select ground-points from the point-cloud indicative of a travel-surface, determine coefficients of a three-dimensional (3D) road-model based on the ground-points, and determine a transformation to map the lane-marking in the image onto the travel-surface based on the image-position of a lane-marking and the 3D road-model and thereby obtain a 3D marking-model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jan K. Schiffmann, David A. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20180024228
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a radar system with auto-alignment suitable for use in an automated vehicle is provided. The system includes a radar-sensor, a speed-sensor, and a controller. The radar-sensor is used to detect objects present in a field-of-view proximate to a host-vehicle on which the radar-sensor is mounted. The radar-sensor is operable to determine a measured-range-rate (dRm), a measured-azimuth-angle (Am), and a measured-elevation-angle (Em) to each of at least three objects present in the field-of-view. The speed-sensor is used to determine a measured-speed (Sm) of the host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the radar-sensor and the speed-sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jan K. Schiffmann, Yu Liu, David A. Schwartz, Xumin Zhu
  • Patent number: 9866701
    Abstract: A method for telephony includes receiving at an Internet telephony service provider a subscriber request to place a call to a telephone number. A cache associated with the internet telephony service provider is queried to check if the cache holds a record for the telephone number. If the cache holds the record, the record is obtained. If the cache does not hold the record, a request is sent to a database server that maintains a database of records associating endpoint user terminal telephone numbers of subscribers with respective packet network addresses of the endpoint user terminal. The call is placed to the endpoint user terminal telephone number via a public switched telephone network while the request is sent to the database server to retrieve the packet network address of the endpoint user terminal to which calls to the telephone number should be placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: XCONNECT GLOBAL NETWORKS LTD
    Inventors: Baruch Sterman, David Schwartz, Eli Katz
  • Publication number: 20170367740
    Abstract: A bone plate system for use in an “open door” laminoplasty procedure, including a bone plate, a first fixation element, and at least one second fixation element. The bone plate is elongated and has a generally curved shape such that the plate has an associated radius of curvature. The plate is sized and dimensioned to span a gap between a pair of bony segments, for example a pair of bony segments constituting a divided lamina. The first and second fixation elements are each configured to securely attach the bone plate to the bony segments. The bone plate has a first end including a generally U-shaped slot extending therein such that the open end of the slot comprises a first terminal end of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Tara STEVENSON, Matthew CURRAN, David SCHWARTZ, Christopher BROWN, Jody ORELLANA, Michael BROTMAN
  • Publication number: 20170333463
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and formulations comprising glucosamine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof for use in the treatment of joint conditions and adapted for use in a bath or soak or bath beads, powders, salts, and oils, kits, and methods of treatment using the same. Also disclosed are lozenges, suppositories, patches, and topical creams comprising glucosamine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof for use in the treatment of joint conditions and methods of treatment using the same. In some embodiments the joint conditions include ostearthritis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Anjan Charterji, Grant Cooper, David Schwartz