Patents by Inventor David Abbott

David Abbott 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: 11442258
    Abstract: Optical systems and apparatuses configured for enabling substantially simultaneous observation of a plurality of points in an array from a common reference point. Without the optical systems and apparatuses disclosed herein, less than all of the plurality of points can be observed substantially simultaneously from the common reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley, Zackery Kent Evans, Lyle M. Nay
  • Publication number: 20220266278
    Abstract: A powder dispensing device including an inlet, a flow portion for providing a tortuous path and powder anti-back flow, wherein the powder dispensing device does not require restrictive filters, a powder container having concentric ribs and vortex generating vanes to provide vortex generation or agitation for the powder, a cap, and an outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy David Abbott, Martin Ballowe
  • Publication number: 20220253758
    Abstract: The invention provides a graphical user interface implemented on a computer including an information area for displaying to a user at the computer inspection status information in connection with one or more components of a linear asset infrastructure. The graphical user interface also includes a control component operable by the user at the computer to cause the graphical user interface to display additional information on the one or more components of the linear asset infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Dwight Tays, David Lilley, Brian Abbott
  • Patent number: 11376599
    Abstract: An apparatus for thermal cycling can transfer heat uniformly and efficiently. The apparatus can be used in a method that reduces condensation on sample wells. The apparatus can also be manufactured to provide uniform configurations. For example, a sample illustratively for polymerase chain reaction (PCR), in each sample well and the components of the embodiment of the thermal cycler apparatus shown at including a well block, a base plate, a layer of adhesive, a peltier device, another layer of adhesive and a heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BIOFIRE DEFENSE, LLC
    Inventors: Zackery Kent Evans, Thomas Knight Bodily, Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley
  • Patent number: 11340169
    Abstract: A solid fluorescence standard that can be used to calibrate and/or normalize a device (e.g., a scientific instrument) that is configured for generating and collecting fluorescence data. A fluorescence standard disclosed herein includes an adhesive (e.g., a low viscosity, substantially optically transparent, solvent-free, radiation curable adhesive, such as, but not limited to, a UV curable adhesive), and a selected quantity of fluorescent particles (e.g., quantum dots) dispersed in the adhesive. The adhesive and the fluorescent particles are mixed together and disposed in a sample well. The adhesive is then cured and solidified, which yields a solid fluorescence standard in the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: BIOFIRE DEFENSE, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick L. Riley, Richard David Abbott, Lyle M. Nay, Sarah M. Fowden
  • Patent number: 11109803
    Abstract: Methods of coaching a user of a breathalyzer to make use of correct blowing technique when blowing into the breathalyzer are provided. Methods of setting up a breathalyzer such that it adjusts a breathalyzer's parameters to account for jurisdictional variations in blood and/or breath alcohol limits and other standards are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NOW GROUP UK LTD
    Inventor: Hunter David Abbott
  • Patent number: 11031520
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methodologies for manufacturing photovoltaic devices. In particular, the disclosure relates to the use of hydrogen during manufacturing of photovoltaic devices for passivating defects in the silicon and addressing light-induced degradation. The methodologies in the present disclosures take advantage of generation and manipulation of hydrogen in the neutral or charged state to optimise defect passivation. Some of the methodologies disclose use thermal treatments, illumination with sub-bandgap photons, electric fields or defects in the silicon to control the state of charge or hydrogen, move hydrogen to different locations in the device or retain hydrogen at specific locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NEWSOUTH INNOVATIONS PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Stuart Ross Wenham, Alison Ciesla, Darren Bagnall, Ran Chen, Malcolm David Abbott, Brett Jason Hallam, Catherine Emily Chan, Chee Mun Chong, Daniel Chen, David Neil Payne, Ly Mai, Moonyong Kim, Tsun Hang Fung, Zhengrong Shi
  • Patent number: 10910509
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for processing a silicon wafer that allows improving performance by exploiting the properties of crystallographic imperfections. The method comprises the steps of: forming a silicon layer with crystallographic imperfections in the proximity of a surface of the silicon; exposing at least a portion of the device to hydrogen atoms in a manner such that hydrogen atoms migrate towards the region with crystallographic imperfections and into the silicon along the crystallographic imperfections; and controlling the charge state of hydrogen atoms located at the crystallographic imperfections to be positive when the imperfections are in a p-type region of the wafer; and negative when the imperfections are at an n-type region of the wafer by thermally treating the silicon while exposing the silicon to an illumination intensity of less than 10 mW/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEWSOUTH INNOVATIONS PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Alison Ciesla, Brett Jason Hallam, Catherine Emily Chan, Chee Mun Chong, Daniel Chen, Darren Bagnall, David Neil Payne, Ly Mai, Malcolm David Abbott, Moonyong Kim, Ran Chen, Stuart Ross Wenham, Tsun Hang Fung, Zhengrong Shi
  • Publication number: 20200319441
    Abstract: Optical systems and apparatuses configured for enabling substantially simultaneous observation of a plurality of points in an array from a common reference point. Without the optical systems and apparatuses disclosed herein, less than all of the plurality of points can be observed substantially simultaneously from the common reference point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley, Zackery Kent Evans, Lyle M. Nay
  • Patent number: 10698190
    Abstract: Optical systems and apparatuses configured for enabling substantially simultaneous observation of a plurality of points in an array from a common reference point. Without the optical systems and apparatuses disclosed herein, less than all of the plurality of points can be observed substantially simultaneously from the common reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Richard David Abbott, Patrick L. Riley, Zackery Kent Evans, Lyle M. Nay
  • Publication number: 20200191718
    Abstract: A solid fluorescence standard that can be used to calibrate and/or normalize a device (e.g., a scientific instrument) that is configured for generating and collecting fluorescence data. A fluorescence standard disclosed herein includes an adhesive (e.g., a low viscosity, substantially optically transparent, solvent-free, radiation curable adhesive, such as, but not limited to, a UV curable adhesive), and a selected quantity of fluorescent particles (e.g., quantum dots) dispersed in the adhesive. The adhesive and the fluorescent particles are mixed together and disposed in a sample well. The adhesive is then cured and solidified, which yields a solid fluorescence standard in the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick L. Riley, Richard David Abbott, Lyle M. Nay, Sarah M. Fowden
  • Patent number: 10628058
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for verifying, storing, and transferring data within an entity. The system is configured for receiving data from one or more source systems, generating a metadata, exposure, and control statement for the data, transferring the data and the metadata, exposure, and control statement to a system of origination, logically classifying the data in the system of record into one or more domains, transferring the data into one or more authorized data sources associated with the one or more domains, receiving a request from a user associated with a target system to retrieve a set of data from the one or more authorized data sources, and transferring the set of data from the one or more authorized data sources to the target system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mary Kathleen Riley, Renee Marie Melin, Todd David Abbott, Timothy Lamonte Atwell, Edward W. Carroll, Paresh Bhagwandas Chande, Michele Barker Fasciana, Douglas David Foley, Bryan L. Ford, Christopher Ryan Galloway, James Grae Garrison, Brian P. Gibbons, Kecia Marie Heidebrecht, Gayle Tawanda Jackson, Jeffrey Morse Larmondra, Kimberly Lynn Lewis, Srinivasa D. Madireddi, Gautam Suryakant Nipanikar, Michael Harold Perry, Laurie Readhead, Prakash Srinivasan, Kyle S. Sorensen, Constance Jones Suarez, Jeffrey Roger Walls
  • Patent number: 10613031
    Abstract: A solid fluorescence standard that can be used to calibrate and/or normalize a device (e.g., a scientific instrument) that is configured for generating and collecting fluorescence data. A fluorescence standard disclosed herein includes an adhesive (e.g., a low viscosity, substantially optically transparent, solvent-free, radiation curable adhesive, such as, but not limited to, a UV curable adhesive), and a selected quantity of fluorescent particles (e.g., quantum dots) dispersed in the adhesive. The adhesive and the fluorescent particles are mixed together and disposed in a sample well. The adhesive is then cured and solidified, which yields a solid fluorescence standard in the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick L. Riley, Richard David Abbott, Lyle M. Nay, Sarah M. Fowden
  • Patent number: 10505069
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for accelerating the formation of defects in doped silicon. A doped silicon area is exposed with high intensity electromagnetic radiation to provide a substantial excess of majority carriers and promote a high rate of defect formation to allow efficient silicon passivation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NewSouth Innovations Pty Limited
    Inventors: Brett Jason Hallam, Stuart Ross Wenham, Malcolm David Abbott, Phillip George Hamer
  • Publication number: 20190371959
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methodologies for manufacturing photovoltaic devices. In particular, the disclosure relates to the use of hydrogen during manufacturing of photovoltaic devices for passivating defects in the silicon and addressing light-induced degradation. The methodologies in the present disclosures take advantage of generation and manipulation of hydrogen in the neutral or charged state to optimise defect passivation. Some of the methodologies disclose use thermal treatments, illumination with sub-bandgap photons, electric fields or defects in the silicon to control the state of charge or hydrogen, move hydrogen to different locations in the device or retain hydrogen at specific locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: STUART ROSS WENHAM, ALISON CIESLA, DARREN BAGNALL, RAN CHEN, MALCOLM DAVID ABBOTT, BRETT JASON HALLAM, CATHERINE EMILY CHAN, CHEE MUN CHONG, DANIEL CHEN, DAVID NEIL PAYNE, LY MAI, MOONYONG KIM, TSUN FUNG, ZHENGRONG SHI
  • Publication number: 20190371960
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for processing a silicon wafer that allows improving performance by exploiting the properties of crystallographic imperfections. The method comprises the steps of: forming a silicon layer with crystallographic imperfections in the proximity of a surface of the silicon; exposing at least a portion of the device to hydrogen atoms in a manner such that hydrogen atoms migrate towards the region with crystallographic imperfections and into the silicon along the crystallographic imperfections; and controlling the charge state of hydrogen atoms located at the crystallographic imperfections to be positive when the imperfections are in a p-type region of the wafer; and negative when the imperfections are at an n-type region of the wafer by thermally treating the silicon while exposing the silicon to an illumination intensity of less than 10 mW/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: ALISON CIESLA, BRETT JASON HALLAM, CATHERINE EMILY CHAN, CHEE MUN CHONG, DANIEL CHEN, DARREN BAGNALL, DAVID NEIL PAYNE, LY MAI, MALCOLM DAVID ABBOTT, MOONYONG KIM, RAN CHEN, STUART ROSS WENHAM, TSUN HANG FUNG, ZHENGRONG SHI
  • Patent number: 10461212
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for manufacturing a photovoltaic device that comprise a sequence of annealing steps and exposure to electromagnetic radiation during annealing that allow passivating electrically active defects and stabilising the performance of photovoltaic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: NewSouth Innovations Pty Limited
    Inventors: Stuart Ross Wenham, Alison Ciesla, Brett Jason Hallam, Catherine Emily Chan, Chee Mun Chong, Ran Chen, Malcolm David Abbott, David Neil Payne
  • Publication number: 20190252572
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for manufacturing a photovoltaic device that comprise a sequence of annealing steps and exposure to electromagnetic radiation during annealing that allow passivating electrically active defects and stabilising the performance of photovoltaic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Stuart Ross Wenham, Alison Ciesla, Brett Jason Hallam, Catherine Emily Chan, Chee Mun Chong, Ran Chen, Malcolm David Abbott, David Neil Payne
  • Patent number: 10258276
    Abstract: Methods of coaching a user of a breathalyzer to make use of correct blowing technique when blowing into the breathalyzer are provided. Methods of setting up a breathalyzer such that it adjusts a breathalyzer's parameters to account for jurisdictional variations in blood and/or breath alcohol limits and other standards are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Now Group UK Ltd
    Inventor: Hunter David Abbott
  • Publication number: 20180372639
    Abstract: A solid fluorescence standard that can be used to calibrate and/or normalize a device (e.g., a scientific instrument) that is configured for generating and collecting fluorescence data. A fluorescence standard disclosed herein includes an adhesive (e.g., a low viscosity, substantially optically transparent, solvent-free, radiation curable adhesive, such as, but not limited to, a UV curable adhesive), and a selected quantity of fluorescent particles (e.g., quantum dots) dispersed in the adhesive. The adhesive and the fluorescent particles are mixed together and disposed in a sample well. The adhesive is then cured and solidified, which yields a solid fluorescence standard in the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: BioFire Defense, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick L. RILEY, Richard David ABBOTT, Lyle M. NAY, Sarah M. FOWDEN