Patents by Inventor David Arnold

David Arnold 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: 20200376452
    Abstract: There is described a system for growing a microorganism in liquid culture, the system comprising: a driving apparatus configured to house and oscillate a microfluidic cartridge; and a microfluidic cartridge comprising at least one incubation chamber, such that when the system is in use, the incubation chamber may be oscillated back and forth along an oscillation path using a preferred oscillation protocol. There is also described a method of growing a microorganism in liquid culture, the method comprising disposing a microorganism and suitable growth medium into an incubation chamber; and mixing the microorganism and growth medium by oscillating the incubation chamber back and forth along an oscillation path using a preferred oscillation protocol. There is also described a microfluidic cartridge that may be used to grow microorganisms using the system and methods described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Alexandra Perebikovsky, Bernard Churchill, Scott Churchman, David Arnold Haake, Colin Wynn Halford, Yujia Liu, Marc Madou, Gabriel Monti
  • Patent number: 10851353
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides variant Pol6 polymerase polypeptides, compositions comprising the Pol6 variant polypeptides, and methods for using the variant Pol6 polypeptides for determining the sequencing of nucleic acids, for example, by nanopore sequencing. The variant Pol6 polymerases possess decreased rates of dissociation of template from the polymerase-template complex, which result in increased processivity relative to the parental Pol6 polypeptides from which they are derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: Roche Sequencing Solutions, Inc., Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Amato, Cleoma Arnold, Aruna Ayer, Mara Boenitz-Dulat, Barbara Eckert, Ilya Lederman, Colin McGaw, Preethi Sarvabhowman, Charles Wayan Schwab, Shawn Suko, Eileen Thai, Bigna Woersdoerfer, David Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 10849614
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for treating a patient includes a shaft assembly and a body assembly. The shaft assembly includes a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and an articulation joint operable to selectively articulate the distal end portion relative to the proximal end portion. The body assembly includes a joint drive assembly, an actuator, and a joint stabilizer. The joint drive assembly is operatively connected to the articulation joint and configured to actuate the articulation to thereby articulate the distal end portion relative to the proximal end portion. The actuator is configured to actuate the joint drive assembly for articulating the articulation joint. The joint stabilizer includes a detent abutment and a detent notch configured to releasably capture the joint drive assembly and thereby inhibit articulation of the distal end portion of the shaft assembly relative to the proximal end portion of the shaft assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Bradley A. Arnold, David T. Martin, Kevin M. Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20200370036
    Abstract: There is described a method for extracting a target chemical compound from a cellular material in a sample. The method comprising the steps of: subjecting the sample to mechanical lysis to cause disruption of a cellular membrane in the cellular material; contacting the sample with an alkaline material to produce a lysate composition comprising the target chemical compound; and recovering the lysate composition from the sample. There is also described a method for producing a lysate composition comprising RNA from a mammalian bodily fluid sample comprising a cellular material. There is also described a method for extracting a nucleic acid from a cellular material in a bodily fluid or an inoculant derived therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel MONTI, Colin Wynn HALFORD, Alexandra PEREBIKOVSKY, Yujia LIU, Horacio KIDO, David Arnold HAAKE, Marc MADOU, Daniel GUSSIN, Bernard CHURCHILL
  • Publication number: 20200365480
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor package, including a sensing side for sensing fingerprint information and a separate connection side for electrically connecting the fingerprint sensor package to a host device, is disclosed. The fingerprint sensor package can also include a sensor integrated circuit facing the sensing side and substantially surrounded by a fill material. The fill material includes vias at peripheral locations around the sensor integrated circuit. The fingerprint sensor package can further include a redistribution layer on the sensing side which redistributes connections of the sensor integrated circuit to the vias. The connections can further be directed through the vias to a ball grid array on the connection side. Some aspects also include electrostatic discharge traces positioned at least partially around a perimeter of the connection side. Methods of manufacturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald Patrick Huemoeller, David Bolognia, Robert Francis Darveaux, Brett Arnold Dunlap
  • Patent number: 10839354
    Abstract: A computer program for providing access to auto insurance information comprises a first software widget and a second software widget. The first software widget may appear on a display of a mobile electronic device. When selected by a user, the first software widget displays a first information screen that includes a phone number and a mailing address for an insurance agent of the user. The second software widget may also appear on the display. When selected by the user, the second software widget displays a second information screen that includes an image of an auto insurance card of the user. The second software widget may compare an expiration date from the second information screen with the current date and generate a first indicia if the expiration date occurred before the current date (such as if the virtual auto insurance card is out of date and needs to be updated).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: David J. Hughes, Scott Anderson, David Arnold
  • Patent number: 10829747
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides variant Pol6 polymerase polypeptides, compositions comprising the Pol6 variant polypeptides, and methods for using the variant Pol6 polypeptides for determining the sequencing of nucleic acids, for example, by nanopore sequencing. The variant Pol6 polymerases possess decreased rates of dissociation of template from the polymerase-template complex, which result in increased processivity relative to the parental Pol6 polypeptides from which they are derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: Roche Sequencing Solutions, Inc., Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Ayer, Cleoma Arnold, Charles Schwab, Preethi Sarvabhowman, Eileen Thai, Ilya Lederman, Colin McGaw, Evan Amato, Barbara Eckert, Shawn Suko, Mara Boenitz-Dulat, Bigna Woersdoerfer, David Wunderlich
  • Publication number: 20200335493
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a III-nitride power semiconductor based heterojunction device including a low voltage terminal, a high voltage terminal, a control terminal and an active heterojunction transistor formed on a substrate, and further including the following monolithically integrated components: voltage clamp circuit configured to limit a maximum potential that can be applied to the internal gate terminal, an on-state circuit configured to control the internal gate terminal of the active heterojunction transistor during an on-state operation, a turn-off circuit configured to control the internal gate terminal of the active heterojunction transistor during a turn-off operation and during an off-state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Martin ARNOLD, Loizos EFTHYMIOU, David Bruce VAIL, John William FINDLAY, Giorgia LONGOBARDI, Florin UDREA
  • Publication number: 20200294290
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, a method is performed at an electronic device including a display device and one or more input devices. The method includes displaying, on the display device, a first graphing area including a first section presenting a plot of a first set of data points for a first variable and a second section. The method includes detecting, via the one or more input devices, a user input indicative of a path within a second section. The method includes determining, based on the user input indicative of a path within the second section, a second set of data points for the first variable. The method includes determining, based at least on the second set of data points for the first variable, a set of data points for a second variable. The method includes displaying, on the display device, a second graphing area presenting a plot of the set of data points for the second variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Robert David Pierce, David Rodriguez Gomez, Arden Martin Arnold, Michael R. Neal
  • Publication number: 20200294291
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, a method is performed at an electronic device including a display device and one or more input devices. The method includes displaying, on the display device, a first graphing area presenting a plot of a first set of data points for a first variable versus a first set of data points for a second variable. The method includes displaying, on the display device, an indication of a relationship between the first variable and the second variable. The method includes detecting, via the one or more input devices, a user input indicative of change to the relationship between the first variable and the second variable. The method includes determining, based on the changed relationship between the first variable and the second variable, a second set of data points. The method includes displaying, on the display device, a second graphing area presenting a plot of the second set of data points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Robert David Pierce, David Rodriguez Gomez, Arden Martin Arnold, Michael R. Neal
  • Publication number: 20200293183
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, a method is performed at an electronic device including a display device and one or more input devices. The method includes displaying, on the display device, a first graphing area section presenting a plot of a first set of data points for a first variable. The method includes detecting, via the one or more input devices, a first user input indicative of a selection of a portion of the first graphing area section. The method includes determining, based on the first user input indicative of a selection of a portion of the first graphing area section, a portion of the first set of data points for the first variable. The method includes detecting, via the one or more input devices, a second user input indicative of a weighting of the portion of the first set of data points for the first variable. The method includes determining, based on the weighting, a second set of data points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Robert David Pierce, David Rodriguez Gomez, Arden Martin Arnold, Michael R. Neal
  • Publication number: 20200263224
    Abstract: A method for determining the susceptibility of bacteria in a clinical sample comprising urine or an inoculant derived therefrom to an antibiotic agent may include the steps of a) inoculating a test portion of the clinical sample in a medium containing a predetermined concentration of the antibiotic agent; b) inoculating a control portion of the clinical sample in a medium that does not contain the antibiotic agent; c) incubating the test portion for an incubation period; d) incubating the control portion for the incubation period; e) determining a quantity of RNA in the test portion and a quantity of RNA in the control portion at the conclusion of the incubation period that is less than 480 minutes after the completion of step a); and f) determining a susceptibility of the bacteria to the antibiotic agent by comparing the quantity of RNA in the test portion to the quantity of the RNA in the control portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Bernard Churchill, Scott Adam Churchman, David Arnold Haake, Colin Wynn Halford, Roger Knauf, Gabriel Monti, Horacio Kido
  • Patent number: 10689599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel cleaning compositions that are substantially free of cocamide diethanolamine. In an aspect of the invention, the compositions utilize a surfactant system and coupling agents as a replacement for the rheology modifier cocamide diethanolamine. The combination of a surfactant system and coupling agents can be used as a replacement for traditional rheology modifiers and foaming agents which are under regulatory pressure while providing concentrated liquid cleaning compositions with a viscosity of 400 cps or less. In another aspect the invention relates to novel cleaning compositions such as pot and pan soaking compositions, dishwashing compositions, food and beverage foaming cleaners, vehicle cleaning and the like suitable for use in hard water, which can be solid or liquid. The invention further relates to methods of making these compositions, and to methods employing these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Allen Hodge, David Arnold Halsrud, Emily Elizabeth Flohr, Paul J. Prew, Daniel N. Tallman, Amanda Ruth Blattner, Victor Fuk-Pong Man
  • Patent number: 10688156
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of treating muscle myopathy, including muscle dystrophies and cardiomyopathies, by administering stable, long-lasting vasoactive intestinal peptide therapeutic agents. These agents include one or more elastin-like peptides and can be administered at a low-dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PHASEBIO PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Lynne Georgopoulos, Susan Arnold, David James Ballance
  • Patent number: 10682453
    Abstract: A system for providing a continuous flow of blood between two locations in a cardiovascular system of a patient is provided. The system includes a blood conduit having a proximal portion configured to be attached to an artery. The system also includes a distal portion configured to be inserted into a blood vessel at an insertion site and to be advanced there through to a location spaced apart from the insertion site. Moreover, the system includes a reinforcement member positioned at least partially about the blood conduit in at least one of the distal portion, the proximal portion, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Gale, Daniel Tomko, Stacy Arnold, Venkata Katragadda
  • Patent number: 10677054
    Abstract: A cutting bit assembly for a mining machine includes a holder having a first surface, a second surface, and a bore extending therebetween, and a bit having a first end and a second end. The bit further includes a tip, a shank, and a shoulder positioned between the tip and the shank. The shank is positioned in the bore of the holder and defines a shank axis. The shoulder engages the first surface of the holder. The shank includes a projection adjacent the second end. The cutting bit assembly also includes a retainer having a groove and a resilient member. The groove engages a portion of the projection. The resilient portion engages the second surface of the holder and biases the retainer along the shank axis and away from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Joy Global Underground Mining LLC
    Inventors: Randy Arnold, James E. Folkerts, John R. Frederick, John Hallberg, James Krellner, David Meade, Bulent Tiryaki, Charles Simon James Pickles, Peter Robert Bush, Christopher John Howard Wort, Serena Bonetti, Bernd Heinrich Ries, Markus Kilian Scharting
  • Publication number: 20200145492
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for offloading the management of sensor data and generating custom views of sensor data. Sensor data received from a data network through a message is stored within storage managed by a computing device. A handle is generated to identify the sensor data. The sensor data within the message is replaced with the handle, and the message is transmitted to a device within the data network. The device may use handles of sensor data to request custom views of sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: David Slik, Keith Arnold Smith
  • Publication number: 20200145509
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for offloading the management of sensor data and generating custom views of sensor data. Sensor data received from a data network through a message is stored within storage managed by a computing device. A handle is generated to identify the sensor data. The sensor data within the message is replaced with the handle, and the message is transmitted to a device within the data network. The device may use handles of sensor data to request custom views of sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: David Slik, Keith Arnold Smith
  • Patent number: 10636717
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor package, including a sensing side for sensing fingerprint information and a separate connection side for electrically connecting the fingerprint sensor package to a host device, is disclosed. The fingerprint sensor package can also include a sensor integrated circuit facing the sensing side and substantially surrounded by a fill material. The fill material includes vias at peripheral locations around the sensor integrated circuit. The fingerprint sensor package can further include a redistribution layer on the sensing side which redistributes connections of the sensor integrated circuit to the vias. The connections can further be directed through the vias to a ball grid array on the connection side. Some aspects also include electrostatic discharge traces positioned at least partially around a perimeter of the connection side. Methods of manufacturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Patrick Huemoeller, David Bolognia, Robert Francis Darveaux, Brett Arnold Dunlap
  • Publication number: 20200077641
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for the identification of viability enhancing cell features and substrate features as they relate to post-cryopreservation survival of substrate seeded cells. Embodiments of the present invention further involve identification of cell features to manufacture a supernatant that is useful for cell culturing and treatment of various diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: University of Southern California, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Britney O. Pennington, Jeffrey K. Bailey, Mohamed A. Faynus, Cassidy Arnold, Lincoln V. Johnson, Dennis O. Clegg, Mark S. Humayun, David R. Hinton, Danhong Zhu, Debbie Mitra