Patents by Inventor David Erickson

David Erickson 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: 20230149146
    Abstract: An automated controlled device for livestock management and methods of use thereof. The device includes a housing configured to be inserted into a body cavity. One or more reservoirs are configured to be located within the housing and to store a fluid. One or more pumps are coupled to the one or more reservoirs. The one or more pumps are configured to deliver fluid stored in the one or more reservoirs to an area external to the housing during use. A microcontroller is coupled to the one or more pumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Julio GIORDANO, David ERICKSON, Yue REN, Magdalena Masello SOUZA
  • Publication number: 20230135875
    Abstract: A system for maintaining links and revisions for documents is described. The system comprises a productivity server configured to provide a document collaboration service and having processors and a memory storing program data. The program data configures the processors to: receive requests indicating revisions on the documents, including a first request that indicates a first revision to a first document, and a second request that indicates a second revision to a second document. For each request, a workspace revision counter shared by, and indicating a revision state of, the documents is incremented. The workspace revision counter is incremented a first time for the first request and a second time for the second request. Revisions corresponding to the each request are queued in a workspace revision queue shared by the documents. The revisions are caused to be performed on the documents that correspond to the each request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Inventors: MacLeod Gordon Broad, Dustin Lee Hiatt, Joel Patrick Barbour, Graham I Cummins, Mark David Erickson, Matthew Peter Hinrichsen, Robert Ray Lamb, Tanner Davis Miller, Travis Lee Smith
  • Publication number: 20230090141
    Abstract: A system for characterizing at least one particle from a fluid sample is disclosed. The system includes a filter disposed upstream of an outlet, and a luminaire configured to illuminate the at least one particle at an oblique angle. An imaging device is configured to capture and process images of the illuminated at least one particle as it rests on the filter for characterizing the at least one particle. A system for characterizing at least one particle using bright field illumination is also disclosed. A method for characterizing particulates in a fluid sample using at least one of oblique angle and bright field illumination is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Colby Ashcroft, Brian DiPaolo, Gjergji Konica, Thomas Castner, Bernardo Cordovez, Christopher Earhart, David Erickson, Robert Hart
  • Publication number: 20230041321
    Abstract: A polymer coating/ring is employed to aid in the sealing and connection of modular elements used in body flow lumens for the exclusion and bypass of diseased regions of the flow lumen, such as where aneurysm occurs adjacent to branching blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Prema Ganesan O'Brien, Jonathan Morris, David Erickson, Matthew Rust, Curtis Hanson, Jack Chu, Charles Thomas
  • Patent number: 11544451
    Abstract: A method for maintaining links and revisions for a plurality of documents is described. The method is carried out by one or more computing devices. Requests that indicate revisions to be carried out on the plurality of documents are received, at least one of the requests corresponding to revisions for different documents of the plurality of documents. For each request: a workspace revision counter that is shared by the plurality of documents is incremented, the workspace revision counter indicating a revision state of the plurality of documents, the revision is queued in a workspace revision queue that is shared by the plurality of documents, and the revision indicated by the request is caused to be performed on one or more documents of the plurality of documents that correspond to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: WORKIVA INC.
    Inventors: Macleod Gordon Broad, Dustin Lee Hiatt, Joel Patrick Barbour, Graham I Cummins, Mark David Erickson, Matthew Peter Hinrichsen, Robert Ray Lamb, Tanner Davis Miller, Travis Lee Smith
  • Publication number: 20220382960
    Abstract: A method for rendering linked content in a first document is described. A first user entry of a first link in the first document is received at a computing device. The first link refers to a first set of content having a source location that is external to the first user entry. The first set of content is displayed with a first display format of the source location in a user interface that displays the first document. Displaying the first set of content includes retrieving, by the computing device, the first set of content using the first link. Displaying the first set of content also includes updating the user interface to display both the first set of content and a second set of content that is distinct from the first set of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Taylor Anderson, Mark David Erickson, Hannah Deering, Jonathan Gray Sandridge, Christian Plazas, Wilfredo Merced, III, Brian David Bolton, Bryon Marks, Ashley Kay Knobloch
  • Patent number: 11516306
    Abstract: An event processing system is provided for providing resilient message processing using asynchronous communications. The event processing device includes a processor and a memory. The event processing device is in communication with a publisher microservice and subscriber microservices. The processor is configured to receive an event including a collection of data from the publisher microservice. The processor is also configured to process the event to identify a recipient microservice. The processor is configured to update a queue with a queue entry for each of the at least one recipient microservices for the event. Each queue entry is associated with a priority. The processor is also configured to attempt to transmit the event to each of the at least one recipient microservices until a transmission confirmation message is received. The processor is further configured to update the queue by removing the queue entry for which the transmission confirmation message is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnu Celestine, Surya Teja Reddy Kotha, Dmitry Milman, Robert W. Scanlon, Daniel E. Powers, David Erickson
  • Patent number: 11513333
    Abstract: A system for characterizing at least one particle from a fluid sample is disclosed. The system includes a filter disposed upstream of an outlet, and a luminaire configured to illuminate the at least one particle at an oblique angle. An imaging device is configured to capture and process images of the illuminated at least one particle as it rests on the filter for characterizing the at least one particle. A system for characterizing at least one particle using bright field illumination is also disclosed. A method for characterizing particulates in a fluid sample using at least one of oblique angle and bright field illumination is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Optofluidics Inc.
    Inventors: Colby Ashcroft, Brian DiPaolo, Gjergji Konica, Thomas Castner, Bernardo Cordovez, Christopher Earhart, David Erickson, Robert Hart
  • Patent number: 11436405
    Abstract: A method for rendering linked content in a first document is described. A first user entry of a first link in the first document is received at a computing device. The first link refers to a first set of content having a source location that is external to the first user entry. The first set of content is displayed with a first display format of the source location in a user interface that displays the first document. Displaying the first set of content includes retrieving, by the computing device, the first set of content using the first link. Displaying the first set of content also includes updating the user interface to display both the first set of content and a second set of content that is distinct from the first set of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: WORKIVA INC.
    Inventors: Taylor Anderson, Mark David Erickson, Hannah Deering, Jonathan Gray Sandridge, Christian Plazas, Wilfredo Merced, III, Brian David Bolton, Bryon Marks, Ashley Kay Knobloch
  • Publication number: 20220261532
    Abstract: A method for rendering linked content in a first document is described. A first user entry of a first link in the first document is received at a computing device. The first link refers to a first set of content having a source location that is external to the first user entry. The first set of content is displayed with a first display format of the source location in a user interface that displays the first document. Displaying the first set of content includes retrieving, by the computing device, the first set of content using the first link. Displaying the first set of content also includes updating the user interface to display both the first set of content and a second set of content that is distinct from the first set of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Taylor Anderson, Mark David Erickson, Hannah Deering, Jonathan Gray Sandridge, Christian Plazas, Wilfredo Merced, III, Brian David Bolton, Bryon Marks, Ashley Kay Knobloch
  • Publication number: 20220146503
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, devices, systems, and methods for use in the magnetic separation of biological entities from fluid samples. This device includes a magnetic separation chamber configured to receive a fluid sample for magnetic separation, where the magnetic separation chamber includes at least two magnets mounted on the surface or in the wall of the magnetic separation chamber. The device also includes a force provider configured to move the magnetic separation chamber in a side-to-side motion to mix and/or magnetize the fluid sample. In one embodiment, the magnetic separation chamber is in a form of a sleeve and comprises a substantially central channel for loading a vessel containing the fluid sample therein. The systems and methods of the present disclosure involve the use of this device to separate biological entities from fluid samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sasank VEMULAPATI, David ERICKSON
  • Publication number: 20220141302
    Abstract: An event processing system is provided for providing resilient message processing using asynchronous communications. The event processing device includes a processor and a memory. The event processing device is in communication with a publisher microservice and subscriber microservices. The processor is configured to receive an event including a collection of data from the publisher microservice. The processor is also configured to process the event to identify a recipient microservice. The processor is configured to update a queue with a queue entry for each of the at least one recipient microservices for the event. Each queue entry is associated with a priority. The processor is also configured to attempt to transmit the event to each of the at least one recipient microservices until a transmission confirmation message is received. The processor is further configured to update the queue by removing the queue entry for which the transmission confirmation message is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Johnu Celestine, Surya Teja Reddy Kotha, Dmitry Milman, Robert W. Scanlon, Daniel E. Powers, David Erickson
  • Publication number: 20220092256
    Abstract: A method for facilitating private drafting is described. A request to edit a section of a document in a draft mode is received from a first user of a plurality of users collaborating on the document. An edit for the section of the document in the draft mode is received from the first user. A result of the edit is displayed on a computing device of the first user but not on computing devices of other users of the plurality of users. A request to publish the edit is received from the first user. In response to the request to publish the edit, the result of the edit is displayed on computing devices of the other users of the plurality of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Travis Smith, Michael Jerome Thiesen, Hannah Joy Deering, Mark David Erickson, Ross W. Hendrickson, Bryon Lee Marks, Tanner Davis Miller
  • Patent number: 11262352
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, devices, systems, and methods for use in the magnetic separation of biological entities from fluid samples. This device includes a magnetic separation chamber configured to receive a fluid sample for magnetic separation, where the magnetic separation chamber includes at least two magnets mounted on the surface or in the wall of the magnetic separation chamber. The device also includes a force provider configured to move the magnetic separation chamber in a side-to-side motion to mix and/or magnetize the fluid sample. In one embodiment, the magnetic separation chamber is in a form of a sleeve and comprises a substantially central channel for loading a vessel containing the fluid sample therein. The systems and methods of the present disclosure involve the use of this device to separate biological entities from fluid samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sasank Vemulapati, David Erickson
  • Publication number: 20220050959
    Abstract: A method for maintaining links and revisions for a plurality of documents is described. The method is carried out by one or more computing devices. Requests that indicate revisions to be carried out on the plurality of documents are received, at least one of the requests corresponding to revisions for different documents of the plurality of documents. For each request: a workspace revision counter that is shared by the plurality of documents is incremented, the workspace revision counter indicating a revision state of the plurality of documents, the revision is queued in a workspace revision queue that is shared by the plurality of documents, and the revision indicated by the request is caused to be performed on one or more documents of the plurality of documents that correspond to the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: MacLeod Gordon Broad, Dustin Lee Hiatt, Joel Patrick Barbour, Graham I. Cummins, Mark David Erickson, Matthew Peter Hinrichsen, Robert Ray Lamb, Tanner Davis Miller, Travis Lee Smith
  • Patent number: 11228656
    Abstract: An event processing system is provided for providing resilient message processing using asynchronous communications. The event processing device includes a processor and a memory. The event processing device is in communication with a publisher microservice and subscriber microservices. The processor is configured to receive an event including a collection of data from the publisher microservice. The processor is also configured to process the event to identify a recipient microservice. The processor is configured to update a queue with a queue entry for each of the at least one recipient microservices for the event. Each queue entry is associated with a priority. The processor is also configured to attempt to transmit the event to each of the at least one recipient microservices until a transmission confirmation message is received. The processor is further configured to update the queue by removing the queue entry for which the transmission confirmation message is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnu Celestine, Surya Teja Reddy Kotha, Dmitry Milman, Robert W. Scanlon, Daniel E. Powers, David Erickson
  • Patent number: 11186812
    Abstract: An optofluidic photoreactor including an optical waveguide having an input, characterized by an evanescent optical field confined along an outer surface of the optical waveguide produced by radiation propagating in the optical waveguide, means for inputting light to the input of the optical waveguide, and a photoactive material disposed substantially only within the evanescent field. A method for optically activating a photoactive material in an optofluidic photoreactor to convert carbon dioxide and water into other molecules that may be useful as a fuel or a chemical feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David Erickson, Perry M. Schein
  • Patent number: 11150240
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, devices, systems, and methods for use in the magnetic separation of biological entities from fluid samples. This device includes a magnetic separation chamber configured to receive a fluid sample for magnetic separation, where the magnetic separation chamber includes at least two magnets mounted on the surface or in the wall of the magnetic separation chamber. The device also includes a force provider configured to move the magnetic separation chamber in a side-to-side motion to mix and/or magnetize the fluid sample. In one embodiment, the magnetic separation chamber is in a form of a sleeve and comprises a substantially central channel for loading a vessel containing the fluid sample therein. The systems and methods of the present disclosure involve the use of this device to separate biological entities from fluid samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Sasank Vemulapati, David Erickson
  • Publication number: 20210319172
    Abstract: A method for rendering linked content in a first document having a table with a plurality of cells is described. A first user entry of a first link in a cell of the plurality of cells is received at a computing device. The first link refers to a first set of content having a source location that is external to the cell. The cell is displayed in a user interface that displays the first document. Displaying the cell includes retrieving, by the computing device, the first set of content using the first link. Displaying the cell also includes updating, by the computing device, the user interface to display, within the cell, both the first set of content and a second set of content that is distinct from the first set of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Taylor Anderson, Joshua Allen Beam, Brian David Bolton, Kaitlyn Alise Childers, Mark David Erickson, Grant Nelson, John Christopher Pillar, Madelyn Renee Stephens
  • Patent number: 11126357
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that provides a solid state drive that analyzes connection performance during I/O operations and is configured to independently modify connection performance based upon user specified input parameters without the need for host computer management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Darin Edward Gerhart, Nicholas Edward Ortmeier, Mark David Erickson