Patents by Inventor David E. Collins

David E. Collins 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: 20220354715
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a chassis having an outer cover at least in part defining the outer surface of the article, a pair of ears extending transversely outward from opposite sides of the chassis, and a fastening system comprising a primary fastening system and a secondary fastening system. The secondary fastening system includes a secondary second fastening component located on each of the ears and a corresponding secondary first fastening component located on the outer surface of the article at a first waist portion. A ?E value calculated using the Color Contrast Test between the secondary first fastening components uncovered by the ears and the outer cover being greater than 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Janet E. Collins, David Biggs, Eric D. Johnson, Alanna Haessler
  • Patent number: 11495059
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for managing parking monitoring and enforcement. Parking at a meter or in a parking lot or ramp can be provided as a subscription. A registration and verification process for the subscription service can be provided as a multi-step process that combines the smart parking meter with a QR code, a mobile parking app for a smartphone, a central parking management system, and digital images of the parked vehicle(s). The registration process verifies that only vehicles owned by the subscriber are associated with the subscriber's account. Steps can also be employed to ensure that subscribers are not incorrectly issued parking citations by determining whether license plate data for a vehicle initially determined to be in violation matches an active subscription parker's roster of registered vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Municipal Parking Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Moran, Richard W. Kelley, II, David E. Collins, Jr., Marcus N. Schmidt, Christopher W. Baldwin, Padmavathi Ramuni
  • Publication number: 20220286539
    Abstract: A portable electronic device may include a housing having a wall defining an opening in the housing and at least a portion of four side surfaces of the portable electronic device. The portable electronic device may further include a display at least partially within the housing, a front cover positioned in the opening in the housing and over the display, the front cover defining a front surface, a peripheral side surface extending from the front surface and at least partially surrounded by the wall of the housing, and a notch that, together with a portion of the wall of the housing, defines an acoustic port of the portable electronic device. The electronic device may further include an acoustic port cover positioned at least partially in the acoustic port and a speaker at least partially within the housing and configured to direct sound through the acoustic port cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Ethan R. Stobbe, Cameron Bauer, Samuel J. Pliska, Macey E. Dade, Baris Ozgen, Lee E. Hooton, Benjamin S. Bustle, Jason M. Gillier, Stoyan P. Hristov, Anthony B. Sinclair, Nicholas Merz, Daniel Jarvis, Ian A. Spraggs, Mitchell T. Hoertz, Michael D. Quinones, David A. Pakula, Brandon R. Collins-Smoot, Matthew R. McGuire, Richard H. Koch, Simon C. Helmore, Gareth L. Rose, Marwan Rammah, Zachary S. Scott, Jonathan M. Lee, Melissa A. Wah, Jacob Barton, Laura M. Burke, Jesse P. Harris, Samruddhi A. Deshpande, Ekaterina Pease, David J. Dunsmoor, Nawaf Al-Baghly
  • Patent number: 11426312
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a chassis having an outer cover at least in part defining the outer surface of the article, a pair of ears extending transversely outward from opposite sides of the chassis, and a fastening system comprising a primary fastening system and a secondary fastening system. The secondary fastening system includes a secondary second fastening component located on each of the ears and a corresponding secondary first fastening component located on the outer surface of the article at a first waist portion. A ?E value calculated using the Color Contrast Test between the secondary first fastening components uncovered by the ears and the outer cover being greater than 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Janet E. Collins, David Biggs, Eric D. Johnson, Alanna Haessler
  • Publication number: 20220262474
    Abstract: A pill dispenser is disclosed that includes a pill-dispensing mechanism, a receptacle, an identifying camera positioned to capture an image of an area adjacent to the pill dispenser, and a processor in operative communication with the pill-dispensing mechanism and the identifying camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, James G. Turner, Erik N. Sabin, Gregg W. Rivinius, David E. Collins, Benjamin Zaslow, Jonathan Zobro, Alexander R. Therrien, Jared N. Farlow
  • Publication number: 20220241479
    Abstract: A modular assembly for a portable hemodialysis system may include a dialysis unit, e.g., that contains suitable components for performing hemodialysis, such as a dialyzer, one or more pumps to circulate blood through the dialyzer, a source of dialysate, and one or more pumps to circulate the dialysate through the dialyzer, and a power unit having a housing that contains suitable components for providing operating power to the pumps of the dialysis unit. The power unit may be selectively connected to the dialysis unit and provide power (e.g., pneumatic power in the form of pressure and/or to vacuum) to the dialysis unit for the pumps when connected to the dialysis unit, but may be incapable of providing power to the dialysis unit when disconnected from the dialysis unit. The dialysis unit and the power unit are sized and weighted to each be carried by hand by a human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Jason A. Demers, Michael J. Wilt, Kevin L. Grant, Shannon Prescott, David E. Collins
  • Patent number: 11399995
    Abstract: A powered balancing mobility device that can provide the user the ability to safely navigate expected environments of daily living including the ability to maneuver in confined spaces and to climb curbs, stairs, and other obstacles, and to travel safely and comfortably in vehicles. The mobility device can provide elevated, balanced travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Stewart M. Coulter, Brian G. Gray, Dirk A. van der Merwe, Susan D. Dastous, Daniel F. Pawlowski, Bob Peret, Dean Kamen, Derek G. Kane, Dave Doherty, Matthew A. Norris, Alexander D. Streeter, David J. Couture, Matthew J. Myers, Matthew B. Kinberger, Constance D. Pitenis, Allison E. Key-Wallace, David E. Collins, Erik N. Sabin, Katie A. DeLaurentis, Catharine N. Flynn, Elizabeth Rousseau, Thomas A. Doyon, Dale B. McGrath, Ryan Adams, Prashant Bhat, Trevor A. Conway, David J. Meehan, Tania M. F. Zirn, Paul R. Curtin, Zachary E. Cranfield, James J. Dattolo, Atlant G. Schmidt, III, Steven B. Meuse, George W. Marchant, Jr., Jeffrey C. Marrion
  • Patent number: 11328803
    Abstract: A pill dispenser is disclosed that includes a pill-dispensing mechanism, a receptacle, an identifying camera positioned to capture an image of an area adjacent to the pill dispenser, and a processor in operative communication with the pill-dispensing mechanism and the identifying camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, James G. Turner, Erik N. Sabin, Gregg W. Rivinius, David E. Collins, Benjamin Zaslow, Jonathan Zobro, Alexander R. Therrien, Jared N. Farlow
  • Patent number: 11311656
    Abstract: A modular assembly for a portable hemodialysis system may include a dialysis unit, e.g., that contains suitable components for performing hemodialysis, such as a dialyzer, one or more pumps to circulate blood through the dialyzer, a source of dialysate, and one or more pumps to circulate the dialysate through the dialyzer, and a power unit having a housing that contains suitable components for providing operating power to the pumps of the dialysis unit. The power unit may be selectively connected to the dialysis unit and provide power (e.g., pneumatic power in the form of pressure and/or vacuum) to the dialysis unit for the pumps when connected to the dialysis unit, but may be incapable of providing power to the dialysis unit when disconnected from the dialysis unit. The dialysis unit and the power unit are sized and weighted to each be carried by hand by a human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Jason A. Demers, Michael J. Wilt, Kevin L. Grant, Shannon Prescott, David E. Collins
  • Publication number: 20220096718
    Abstract: A blood circuit assembly for a dialysis unit may include an organizing tray, a pair of pneumatic pumps mounted to the organizing tray for circulating blood received from a patient through a circuit including a dialyzer unit and returned to the patient, an air trap mounted to the organizing tray arranged to remove air from blood circulating in the circuit, a pair of dialyzer connections arranged to connect to the inlet and outlet of a dialyzer unit, and a pair of blood line connectors, one inlet blood line connector for receiving blood from the patient and providing blood to the pneumatic pumps and the other outlet blood line connector for returning blood to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Kevin L. Grant, James D. Dale, Michael J. Wilt, Jason A. Demers, David E. Collins, Brian D. Tracey
  • Publication number: 20210378777
    Abstract: A portable patient-care kit is disclosed. The kit includes a housing, a plurality of compartments and a touch-screen user interface device. The housing forms a container space. The plurality of compartments is disposed within the container space such that each compartment is configured to retain at least one medical apparatus. The touch-screen user interface device has a transceiver that can communicate via a mobile data network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jason A. Demers, Frederick Morgan, George W. Marchant, JR., David E. Collins, Katie A. DeLaurentis, Dean Kamen
  • Publication number: 20210335072
    Abstract: An automated kiosk is located adjacent to a point of access to a room or premises. The kiosk can control an automated locking mechanism for the point of access. The kiosk can read the temperature of all persons that attempt to enter the room or premises. The kiosk can also command the persons to sanitize their hands in a sanitation window of the kiosk while dispensing sanitizer and monitoring the hands of the person for effective sanitation action. The kiosk can read identification credentials, perform facial recognition, speech recognition and recognize gestures of persons. The kiosk can be further coupled to a central control computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph M. CALDWELL, Mark J. MORAN, Richard W. KELLEY, II, Marcus N. SCHMIDT, David E. COLLINS, JR., James CONLAN, Jason PFLAUM
  • Patent number: 11110212
    Abstract: A blood circuit assembly for a dialysis unit may include an organizing tray, a pair of pneumatic pumps mounted to the organizing tray for circulating blood received from a patient through a circuit including a dialyzer unit and returned to the patient, an air trap mounted to the organizing tray arranged to remove air from blood circulating in the circuit, a pair of dialyzer connections arranged to connect to the inlet and outlet of a dialyzer unit, and a pair of blood line connectors, one inlet blood line connector for receiving blood from the patient and providing blood to the pneumatic pumps and the other outlet blood line connector for returning blood to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Kevin L. Grant, James D. Dale, Michael J. Wilt, Jason A. Demers, David E. Collins, Brian D. Tracey
  • Patent number: 11109934
    Abstract: A portable patient-care kit is disclosed. The kit includes two-housing portions, a plurality of compartments and a touch-screen user interface device. The two-housing portions pivotally coupled together to form a container space. The plurality of compartments is disposed within at least one of the housing portions such that each compartment is configured to retain at least one medical apparatus. The touch-screen user interface device has a transceiver that can communicate via a mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Jason A. Demers, Frederick Morgan, George W. Marchant, Jr., David E. Collins, Katie A. DeLaurentis, Dean Kamen
  • Publication number: 20210060231
    Abstract: A drain cassette for a dialysis unit has a fluid channel between venous and arterial connection ports, and a valve may controllably open and close fluid communication between a drain outlet port and the venous connection port or the arterial connection port. A blood circuit assembly and drain cassette may be removable from the dialysis unit, e.g., by hand and without the use of tools. A blood circuit assembly may include a single, unitary member that defines portions of a pair of blood pumps, control valves, channels to accurately position flexible tubing for an occluder, an air trap support, and/or other portions of the assembly. A blood circuit assembly engagement device may assist with retaining a blood circuit assembly on the dialysis unit, and/or with removal of the assembly. An actuator may operate a retainer element and an ejector element that interact with the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Kevin L. Grant, Michael J. Wilt, Brian D. Tracey, Brett A. Rudolf, David E. Collins, Lisa A. Gustin, James D. Dale, Jesse T. Bodwell
  • Publication number: 20210065867
    Abstract: A pill dispenser is disclosed that includes a pill-dispensing mechanism, a receptacle, an identifying camera positioned to capture an image of an area adjacent to the pill dispenser, and a processor in operative communication with the pill-dispensing mechanism and the identifying camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, James G. Turner, Erik N. Sabin, Gregg W. Rivinius, David E. Collins, Benjamin Zaslow, Jonathan Zobro, Alexander R. Therrien, Jared N. Farlow
  • Patent number: D903591
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Matthew A. Norris, Alexander D. Streeter, David E. Collins, Prashant Bhat, Trevor A. Conway
  • Patent number: D915248
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David E. Collins, Katie A. DeLaurentis, Alexander D. Streeter
  • Patent number: D926131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew A. Norris, Alexander D. Streeter, David E. Collins, Prashant Bhat, Trevor A. Conway
  • Patent number: D946522
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Matthew A. Norris, Alexander D. Streeter, David E. Collins, Prashant Bhat, Trevor A. Conway