Patents by Inventor David Ford

David Ford 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: 10889600
    Abstract: Described herein are boron-containing compounds, compositions, and methods for their preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: VENATORX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Franz Amann, Matthew M. Bio, Jonas Bürgler, Yuanqing Fang, David Ford, Daniel McGarry
  • Publication number: 20200388072
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for processing and/or transmitting three-dimensional (3D) data are presented. A partitioning component receives captured 3D data associated with a 3D model of an interior environment and partitions the captured 3D data into at least one data chunk associated with at least a first level of detail and a second level of detail. A data component stores 3D data including at least the first level of detail and the second level of detail for the at least one data chunk. An output component transmits a portion of data from the at least one data chunk that is associated with the first level of detail or the second level of detail to a remote client device based on information associated with the first level of detail and the second level of detail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Tschudy Bell, David Alan Gausebeck, Gregory William Coombe, Daniel Ford
  • Publication number: 20200360552
    Abstract: A method is provided for reducing a duration of an inactivate step of a decontamination process of contents within a chamber of a container. The method includes at least one of directing air in contact with a catalyst to reduce a level of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in the air during the inactivate step and/or altering a temperature of air within the chamber during the inactivate step. A system is also provided for performing one or more steps of the method. The system includes the container defining the chamber; the catalyst; a component configured to direct air through the catalyst; and a processor configured to cause components of the system to perform one or more steps of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Milton Ford Baker, JR., Steven F. Brooker, Robert W. Dotterer, David N. Figel, Brian K. Haught, Nathan Evan Huddleston, Stephen Charles Keiser
  • Publication number: 20200352334
    Abstract: A motorized positioning apparatus for a seating unit includes a motor assembly that is configured to move a pair of linkage mechanisms though a series of positions that arrange the seating unit in a closed position, open position, or extended position. The motor assembly is selectively and releasably coupled to the linkage mechanisms, to allow the motor assembly to be manually closed by the user and automatically coupled via a coupling mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Caleb Browning, Ronald D. Davis, Randy Ford, Vino Gopalakrishnan, David Purser
  • Patent number: 10807746
    Abstract: A packaging system for the selection, grouping and loading of varying size and/or configuration product packs into cartons as provided. The packaging system includes a selection area having a primary selector for forming an initial product pack configuration, and a secondary selector adapted to select and direct an additional grouping of products into a nested arrangement against the initial product pack so as to form a nested product pack. The nested product packs thereafter can be engaged by loader arms of a pair of opposed loading assemblies, which move the nested product packs into a series of cartons moving through the packaging machine. Thereafter, the ends of the cartons can be closed and sealed to complete the packaging of the product packs therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Frank N. Moncrief, David F. Warner, Colin Ford
  • Patent number: 10803208
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for processing three-dimensional (3D) data are presented. Captured three-dimensional (3D) data associated with a 3D model of an architectural environment is received and at least a portion of the captured 3D data associated with a flat surface is identified. Furthermore, missing data associated with the portion of the captured 3D data is identified and additional 3D data for the missing data is generated based on other data associated with the portion of the captured 3D data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Tschudy Bell, David Alan Gausebeck, Daniel Ford, Gregory William Coombe
  • Publication number: 20200305604
    Abstract: A motorized positioning apparatus for a seating unit includes a motor assembly that is configured to move a pair of linkage mechanisms though a series of positions that arrange the seating unit in a closed position, open position, or extended position. The motor assembly is selectively and releasably coupled to the linkage mechanisms, to allow the motor assembly to be de-coupled from the linkage mechanisms to allow the seating unit to be manually closed by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Caleb Browning, Ronald D. Davis, Randy Ford, Vino Gopalakrishnan, David Purser
  • Publication number: 20200314506
    Abstract: A method of and system for enabling a distributed entertainment system over a computing device is described herein. When implementing a distributed entertainment system wherein the entertainment system is directly correlated to live events or televised programs, there are a number of issues that must be addressed such as differing timing and channels of television programs and separate state laws. Furthermore, there are a plethora of varying computing device models possibly requiring model-specific software. An “Activity Client” is provided to handle such concerns. Furthermore, since time is of the essence for activities based on live or televised events, it is necessary to ensure a computing device is able to receive the necessary updates for the program before the event begins. By providing only the needed components instead of entire data packages, the present invention is able to much more efficiently prepare users' computing devices in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Tim Huske, Mark J. Micheli, Mark K. Berner, Matt Ford, David B. Lockton
  • Publication number: 20200277561
    Abstract: A method is provided for vaporized hydrogen peroxide cleaning of a chamber. The method includes altering a temperature of air in the chamber from an initial temperature to a sterilization temperature over a first time period. The method also includes injecting vaporized hydrogen peroxide into air in the chamber to alter a relative humidity of hydrogen peroxide vapor in the chamber to a sterilization level over the first time period. The method also includes maintaining the temperature at the sterilization temperature and the relative humidity at the sterilization level over a second time period. The method also includes reducing the relative humidity from the sterilization level to a safe level over a third time period. In one embodiment, the method is provided for vaporized hydrogen peroxide cleaning of an interior chamber of an incubation container. In other embodiments, the incubation chamber featured in the method is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Milton Ford Baker, JR., Dale C Barnett, Robert W Dotterer, David N Figel, Stephen Charles Keiser
  • Patent number: 10758910
    Abstract: A horizontal grinding machine includes a frame, a feed hopper that receives material to be processed, and a feed conveyor that moves material to be processed in a processing direction. A grinding cylinder rotates about a generally horizontal grinding axis. A feed roller assembly is mounted on the frame at the rear end of the feed hopper and in front of the grinding cylinder. The feed roller assembly includes a feed roller that rotates about a generally horizontal axis in a first direction that urges the material towards the grinding cylinder and a second direction that urges the material away from the grinding cylinder. A controller is operatively connected to the feed roller and to the feed conveyor and controls the rotational speed of the feed roller and the speed of the feed conveyor to obtain a predetermined ratio of feed roller rotational speed to feed conveyor speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Astec Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lynn Harrison, Lawrence Robert Cumming, Glenn Ford Bittrolf
  • Publication number: 20200254216
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a catheter tip sized and configured to fit onto a distal end of a catheter shaft, the catheter shaft having a shaft outer diameter. The catheter tip includes a base, a tip having an arcuate shape, an outer surface extending from the base to the tip along a longitudinal axis, the outer surface having a diameter at the base that is substantially equal to the shaft outer diameter, and an inner surface extending from the base, wherein the inner surface defines a first region having a first diameter and a second region having a second diameter, wherein the second diameter is less than the first diameter, and wherein the second region is distal of the first region and configured to receive at least one component extending beyond the distal end of the catheter shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Bansal Varun, Jodee Wakefield, Brent Ford, Ryan Hendrickson, David Kim, Zach Helgeson
  • Patent number: 10738271
    Abstract: A method is provided for vaporized hydrogen peroxide cleaning of a chamber. The method includes altering a temperature of air in the chamber from an initial temperature to a sterilization temperature over a first time period. The method also includes injecting vaporized hydrogen peroxide into air in the chamber to alter a relative humidity of hydrogen peroxide vapor in the chamber to a sterilization level over the first time period. The method also includes maintaining the temperature at the sterilization temperature and the relative humidity at the sterilization level over a second time period. The method also includes reducing the relative humidity from the sterilization level to a safe level over a third time period. In one embodiment, the method is provided for vaporized hydrogen peroxide cleaning of an interior chamber of an incubation container. In other embodiments, the incubation chamber featured in the method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Milton Ford Baker, Jr., Dale C Barnett, Robert W Dotterer, David N Figel, Stephen Charles Keiser
  • Publication number: 20200239049
    Abstract: A method for analyzing one or more conditions of a transportation pathway includes obtaining, using an imaging device of an inspection system, image data reproducible as a plurality of images of the transportation pathway, each of the plurality of images being reproducible as an image of a portion of the transportation pathway, each portion of the transportation pathway having an associated location along a length of the transportation pathway, analyzing, using one or more processors of the inspection system, the image data to determine a first plurality of metrics indicative of a condition of the transportation pathway at each of the associated locations, and generating a first graph, using the determined first plurality of metrics, that is indicative of the condition of the transportation pathway at each of the associated locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Dick, David Ford, Zhipeng Liu, Samson Yilma
  • Patent number: 10721543
    Abstract: A method of and system for enabling a distributed entertainment system over a computing device is described herein. When implementing a distributed entertainment system wherein the entertainment system is directly correlated to live events or televised programs, there are a number of issues that must be addressed such as differing timing and channels of television programs and separate state laws. Furthermore, there are a plethora of varying computing device models possibly requiring model-specific software. An “Activity Client” is provided to handle such concerns. Furthermore, since time is of the essence for activities based on live or televised events, it is necessary to ensure a computing device is able to receive the necessary updates for the program before the event begins. By providing only the needed components instead of entire data packages, the present invention is able to much more efficiently prepare users' computing devices in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Winview, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Huske, Mark J. Micheli, Mark K. Berner, Matt Ford, David B. Lockton
  • Publication number: 20200221891
    Abstract: A hanger for items of clothing comprises a rigid support member (12) and a hanging portion (14). The 5 hanging portion comprises a plurality of clamping elements (16) which are resiliently movable to receive, hold and release clothing items therebetween and are arranged in a line in side-by-side relationship extending from the rigid support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: David FORD, Matthew FORD
  • Patent number: 10706615
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for determining and/or generating data for an architectural opening area associated with a three-dimensional (3D) model are presented. A portion of an image associated with a 3D model that corresponds to a window view or another architectural opening area is identified based at least in part on color data or depth data. Furthermore, a surface associated with the 3D model and visual data for the window view or the other architectural opening area is determined. The visual data for the window view or the other architectural opening area is applied to the surface associated with the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Ford, David Alan Gausebeck, Gunnar Hovden, Matthew Tschudy Bell
  • Publication number: 20200208086
    Abstract: The present invention provides for methods and at least partially automated devices suitable for producing a transplantable cellular suspension of living tissue suitable for promoting tissue regeneration in an epithelium-related procedure, as well as compositions produced therefrom. Tissue regeneration in humans is extremely limited and constitutes a major challenge to the repair of damaged organ function. Wound treatment is a typical area where tissue regeneration is required. Wounds (lacerations or openings) in mammalian tissue can result in tissue disruption and coagulation of the microvasculature at the wound face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Perry QUICK, David Allen FENCIL, William Ford DOLPHIN
  • Publication number: 20200181174
    Abstract: Described herein are boron-containing compounds, compositions, and methods for their preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Franz AMANN, Matthew M. BIO, Jonas BÜRGLER, Yuanqing FANG, David FORD, Daniel McGARRY
  • Publication number: 20200184209
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating document content using data analysis. For example, a system may store data representing one or more documents, where a document is associated with a type of user and fields. The system may send the data representing the document to an electronic device. Additionally, the system may receive, from the electronic device, data representing information input into the document. Using the information, the system may select various fields for the document and send, to the electronic device, data representing the fields. Furthermore, the system may analyze the information to determine a score associated with the document. If the score does not satisfy a threshold score, the system may continue to select fields using the information and send, to the electronic device, data representing the fields. However, if the score satisfies the threshold score, the system may determine that the document is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: David Ford Flerlage, Joey P. Leingang
  • Publication number: 20200159843
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating tables using data associated with records. For example, a system may store the data associated with the record in one or more databases. The system may then generate tables associated with fields of the record, where the tables indicate updates and/or changes to the fields. For instance, when changes are made to a field of the record, the system may update the table to indicate the changes, times at which the changes occurred, identifiers of users that made the changes, reasons for the changes, and/or so forth. The system may further update a version of the record when updates and/or changes are made to the fields. Furthermore, the system may update the tables to indicate versions of the record when the updates and/or changes occurred to the fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Joey P. Leingang, David Ford Flerlage