Patents by Inventor David Hoard

David Hoard 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: 20240174800
    Abstract: Polylactide resin compositions contain certain phosphite esters. The presence of the phosphite ester increases the rate of hydrolysis of the polylactide resin under conditions of moisture (including atmospheric moisture) at mildly elevated temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Inventors: Jed Richard Randall, Samantha Leigh Thompson-Barclay, Patricia America Nancy Popescu, Patrick Kevin Hoard, Joseph David Schroeder, James Russell Valentine, Manuel A.W. Natal
  • Patent number: 11995964
    Abstract: A camera assembly may include a camera and one or more heat sinks configured to dissipate heat generated by the camera. The heat sinks being in thermal contact with a printed circuit board including the camera. A housing of the camera assembly may be configured to maintain the camera in a fixed position while the camera assembly is mounted on a medical device such as a dispensing cabinet. The camera in the fixed position may have a deterministic field of view that includes a first area in which interactions with the medical device and adjacent medical devices occurs or is expected to occur. The deterministic field of view of the camera may further exclude a second area where surveillance is unsuitable, prohibited, and/or unnecessary. Images captured by the camera may be analyzed to detect anomalous behavior such as diversion, medical error, hazardous behavior, and protocol noncompliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: David Hoard, Mustafa Yusufi, Benjamin Greuel, Mariano Padilla
  • Publication number: 20230127610
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating a data visualization for operating a digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR) system comprises, the method comprising receiving fluorescent emission data comprising a plurality of data points corresponding to fluorescence emission from a plurality of reaction sites of a substrate, the fluorescent emission data indicative of presence or absence of amplification product of a dPCR. The method further comprises displaying a data visualization of the plurality of data points in a spatial representation of the substrate such that each data point is displayed at a relative spatial location of its corresponding reaction site of the plurality of reaction sites of the substrate, a first set of data points being displayed with a first indication based on meeting a first quality value threshold and second set of data points being displayed with a second indication, differing from the first indication, based on a second quality value threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nivedita Sumi MAJUMDAR, Harrison LEONG, Theodore E. STRAUB, David HOARD
  • Publication number: 20230051110
    Abstract: Features relating to a medical station are provided. The medical station includes collection points and channels for collection and diversion of materials. The medical station includes a base and an upper module, where the upper module is configured to cover a processing device and provide work areas for access and use of the processing device. The upper module, consistent with implementations of the current subject matter, includes recesses and channels for collecting spilled materials to prevent the spilled materials damaging critical components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Inventors: Noe Arroyo, David Hoard
  • Publication number: 20230022224
    Abstract: A method comprises displaying, on a graphical user interface (GUI), a first data visualization comprising a positional representation of a plurality of reaction sites from at least a portion of a substrate, wherein the positional representation of the first data visualization simultaneously indicates relative data quality of the plurality of reaction sites; and altering the first data visualization displayed on the GUI to a second data visualization, the second data visualization comprising the positional representation of the plurality of reaction sites from the at least the portion of the substrate, wherein the positional representation of the second data visualization simultaneously indicates relative data quality of the plurality of reaction sites from at least the portion of the substrate based on a comparison of the data quality values of the plurality of reaction sites an adjusted quality value threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harrison LEONG, Nivedita Sumi MAJUMDAR, Jeffrey A. MARKS, Theodore E. STRAUB, Ryan J. TALBOT, Kevin S. BODNER, David HOARD
  • Publication number: 20220351591
    Abstract: A camera assembly may include a camera and one or more heat sinks configured to dissipate heat generated by the camera. The heat sinks being in thermal contact with a printed circuit board including the camera. A housing of the camera assembly may be configured to maintain the camera in a fixed position while the camera assembly is mounted on a medical device such as a dispensing cabinet. The camera in the fixed position may have a deterministic field of view that includes a first area in which interactions with the medical device and adjacent medical devices occurs or is expected to occur. The deterministic field of view of the camera may further exclude a second area where surveillance is unsuitable, prohibited, and/or unnecessary. Images captured by the camera may be analyzed to detect anomalous behavior such as diversion, medical error, hazardous behavior, and protocol noncompliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: David Hoard, Mustafa Yusufi, Benjamin Greuel, Mariano Padilla
  • Publication number: 20220351481
    Abstract: A biometric sensor may include a scanner configured to capture a biometric data and an adjustment mechanism configured to respond to a force applied to the biometric sensor by shifting the biometric sensor from a neutral position to an adjusted position. The adjustment mechanism may be configured to respond to the removal of the force by returning the biometric sensor to the neutral position. While the biometric sensor is in the neutral position, the scanner may be capable of capturing a biometric data of a majority of users interacting with the apparatus. Accordingly, the biometric sensor may be able to operate with minimal adjustments. The biometric sensor may be part of a dispensing cabinet such that the biometric data captured by the biometric sensor may be used to control access to the dispensing cabinet. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: David Hoard, Michael Becker, Matias Negatu, Benjamin Greuel, Mariano Padilla
  • Patent number: 11461338
    Abstract: A method for generating a data visualization is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of data points related to fluorescent emissions values from a plurality of reaction sites. The fluorescent emission values include information for a first type of dye and a second type of dye. The method further includes displaying a first portion of the plurality of data points related to the first type of dye in a representation of location of the plurality of reaction sites, and displaying a second portion of the plurality of data points related to the second type of dye in the representation. The method further includes displaying the first portion of the plurality of data points in a scatter plot display. The scatter plot shows fluorescent values related to the first dye on the y-axis and fluorescent values related to the second dye on the x-axis. The method includes displaying the second portion of the plurality of data points in the scatter plot display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nivedita Sumi Majumdar, Harrison Leong, Theodore E. Straub, David Hoard
  • Patent number: 11417037
    Abstract: A method for generating a data visualization is provided. The method includes displaying a representation of a portion of detected data from a substrate to a user. The method further includes generating a data quality value for the portion of detected data and displaying, along with the representation of the portion of detected data, an indication of data quality value for the portion of detected data. The method further includes selecting, by the user, a quality value threshold, and displaying an adjusted indication of data quality value for the portion of detected data meeting the quality value threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harrison Leong, Nivedita Sumi Majumdar, Jeffrey A. Marks, Theodore E. Straub, Ryan J. Talbot, Kevin S. Bodner, David Hoard
  • Patent number: 10930373
    Abstract: A system for analyzing biological data, comprising: a storage configured to store a plurality of data files containing biological data obtained from a plurality of devices; a server configured to: host a plurality of applications, each configured to be implemented on the server and to provide analysis, manipulation, comparison, visualization, or a combination thereof, of the biological data included in the data files, wherein the plurality of applications allow a user to analyze different data files related to the same sample and compare the results of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Nivedita Sumi Majumdar, Harrison Leong, Shakila Pothini, David Hoard, Christopher Fong, Pratik Simon Soares, Salil Kumar, Thomas Wessel, Manjula Aliminati, Levente Egry
  • Publication number: 20210042972
    Abstract: A method for generating a data visualization is provided. The method includes displaying a representation of a portion of detected data from a substrate to a user. The method further includes generating a data quality value for the portion of detected data and displaying, along with the representation of the portion of detected data, an indication of data quality value for the portion of detected data. The method further includes selecting, by the user, a quality value threshold, and displaying an adjusted indication of data quality value for the portion of detected data meeting the quality value threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harrison LEONG, Nivedita Sumi MAJUMDAR, Jeffrey A. MARKS, Theodore E. STRAUB, Ryan J. TALBOT, Kevin S. BODNER, David HOARD
  • Patent number: 10726589
    Abstract: A method for generating a data visualization is provided. The method includes displaying a representation of a portion of detected data from a substrate to a user. The method further includes generating a data quality value for the portion of detected data and displaying, along with the representation of the portion of detected data, an indication of data quality value for the portion of detected data. The method further includes selecting, by the user, a quality value threshold, and displaying an adjusted indication of data quality value for the portion of detected data meeting the quality value threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harrison Leong, Nivedita Sumi Majumdar, Jeffrey A. Marks, Theodore E. Straub, Ryan J. Talbot, Kevin S. Bodner, David Hoard
  • Patent number: 10102653
    Abstract: A method for identifying a reaction site associated with an amplification curve from a plurality of amplification curves is provided. Amplification data is received from a plurality of reaction sites, wherein each reaction site contains a sample. A plurality of amplification curves is generated from the amplification data and a first portion of the plurality of amplification curves is displayed on a display screen. A list of indications of reaction sites associated with the first portion of amplification curves is displayed alongside the first portion of amplification curves on the display screen. Then the view is adjusted to display a second portion of the plurality of amplification curves, and the list is dynamically adjusted to display indications of reaction sites associated with the second portion of amplification curves alongside the second portion of amplification curves on the display screen, wherein the list is configured to be scrollable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Rickes, Lik Seng Lau, Kok Siong Teo, Zeng Wei Chu, Lian Seng Loh, Vanee Pho, Michael Uy, David Hoard, Sean Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20170177792
    Abstract: A system for analyzing biological data, comprising: a storage configured to store a plurality of data files containing biological data obtained from a plurality of devices; a server configured to: host a plurality of applications, each configured to be implemented on the server and to provide analysis, manipulation, comparison, visualization, or a combination thereof, of the biological data included in the data files, wherein the plurality of applications allow a user to analyze different data files related to the same sample and compare the results of the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Nivedita Sumi MAJUMDAR, Harrison LEONG, Shakila POTHINI, David HOARD, Christopher FONG, Pratik Simon SOARES, Salil KUMAR, Thomas WESSEL, Manjula ALIMINATI, Levente EGRY
  • Publication number: 20160275149
    Abstract: A method for generating a data visualization is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of data points related to fluorescent emissions values from a plurality of reaction sites. The fluorescent emission values include information for a first type of dye and a second type of dye. The method further includes displaying a first portion of the plurality of data points related to the first type of dye in a representation of location of the plurality of reaction sites, and displaying a second portion of the plurality of data points related to the second type of dye in the representation. The method further includes displaying the first portion of the plurality of data points in a scatter plot display. The scatter plot shows fluorescent values related to the first dye on the y-axis and fluorescent values related to the second dye on the x-axis. The method includes displaying the second portion of the plurality of data points in the scatter plot display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Nivedita Sumi Majumdar, Harrison Leong, Theodore E. Straub, David Hoard
  • Publication number: 20160239990
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a method for identifying a reaction site associated with an amplification curve from a plurality of amplification curves is provided. The method includes receiving amplification data from a plurality of reaction sites, wherein each reaction site contains a sample. The method further includes generating a plurality of amplification curves from the amplification data and displaying a first portion of the plurality of amplification curves on a display screen. The method includes displaying a list of indications of reaction sites associated with the first portion of amplification curves alongside the first portion of amplification curves on the display screen. Then, the method includes adjusting the view to display a second portion of the plurality of amplification curves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Rickes, Lik Seng Lau, Kok Siong Teo, Zeng Wei Chu, Lian Seng Loh, Vanee Pho, Michael Uy, David Hoard, Sean Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20150269756
    Abstract: A method for generating a data visualization is provided. The method includes displaying a representation of a portion of detected data from a substrate to a user. The method further includes generating a data quality value for the portion of detected data and displaying, along with the representation of the portion of detected data, an indication of data quality value for the portion of detected data. The method further includes selecting, by the user, a quality value threshold, and displaying an adjusted indication of data quality value for the portion of detected data meeting the quality value threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Harrison Leong, Nivedita Sumi Majumdar, Jeffrey A. Marks, Theodore E. Straub, Ryan J. Talbot, Kevin S. Bodner, David Hoard
  • Publication number: 20130021176
    Abstract: Some embodiments concern a method of processing an incoming telephone call. The method can include: receiving notification of the incoming telephone call using a cellular telephone, the incoming telephone call is from a first caller; determining a speed of a vehicle, the cellular telephone is located in the vehicle; facilitating answering of the incoming telephone call by a user if the speed of the vehicle is below a predetermined speed; and automatically answering the incoming telephone call if the speed of the vehicle is above the predetermined speed. Automatically answering the incoming telephone call can include playing a predetermined message to the first caller; receiving a response to the predetermined message; and notifying the user of the response to the predetermined message. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Belkin Internaitonal, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Tu, Kristina Donofrio, David Hoard
  • Patent number: 7945707
    Abstract: A system (100) capable of configuring an electrical device (101) coupled to a computer (102), the system includes: (a) a computer communications component (111) of the electrical device configured to communicate with the computer; and (b) an installation component (120) of the electrical device capable of an initial configuration the electrical device. In this embodiment, the installation component is configured to automatically begin the initial configuration of the electrical device as soon as the installation component detects the electrical device is not configured and the computer communications component establishes a data connection between the electrical device and the computer. Furthermore, the initial configuration of the electrical device includes an initial configuration of either a dynamic or non-dynamic network connection between the electrical device and a network provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Ter Chen, Robert Reay, Rebecca Vanderhoff, David Hoard
  • Patent number: D777181
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David Hoard, Guy Meyer