Patents by Inventor David Howard

David Howard 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: 20210062245
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing nucleic acid amplification reactions includes a thermally-conductive receptacle holder that includes multiple receptacle wells. Each well can receive a receptacle and has a through-hole extending from an inner surface of the well to an outer surface of the holder. The apparatus includes multiple optical fibers, and each optical fiber has a first end in optical communication with an associated well and a second end in optical communication with an excitation signal source and/or an emission signal detector. The first end of each optical fiber is moveable with respect to the through-hole. A cover is movable between an open position and a closed position relative to the receptacle holder, and the first end of each optical fiber moves with respect to the through-hole of the associated well as the cover moves to the open or closed position or when the cover moves into or out of contact with any receptacles within the wells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Gen-Probe Incorporated
    Inventors: David BUSE, David Howard COMBS, Norbert D. HAGEN, David OPALSKY, Bruce RICHARDSON, Anita PRASAD, Keith MORAVICK, Tyler MOORE, Byron J. Knight
  • Publication number: 20210066915
    Abstract: A grid power configuration may provide a reliable, efficient, inexpensive and environmentally conscious power source to a site, for example, a remote site such as a well services environment. Grid power may be provided for one or more operations at the site by coupling a main breaker to a switchgear unit coupled to one or more loads. The switchgear unit may be coupled to the main breaker via a main power distribution unit and may also be coupled to one or more loads. At least one of a grid power unit and a switchgear unit may be coupled to the main breaker via the main power distribution unit and may also be coupled to one or more additional loads. A control center may be communicatively coupled to the main breaker or any one or more other components to control one or more operations of the grid power configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Glenn Howard Weightman, Carlos Alfredo Vallejo, David Norman Todd, Mohamad Alshutlawy, John Harold Fischer
  • Publication number: 20210065285
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for virtual fitting of items such as spectacles and/or spectacle frames. A user interface for virtual fitting may be implemented at a server or at a user device, and utilize three-dimensional information for the user and three-dimensional information for each frame, with frame information stored in a frame database, to identify and/or recommend frames that are likely to fit the user. Fit information can be provided for a group of frames or for each individual frame selected by the user. The fit information can be provided with a static image of the frames and/or within a virtual try-on operation in which the frames are virtually placed on a real-time image of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: David Howard Goldberg, Hannah Zachritz, Taylor Alexandra Duffy, Sasha Laundy
  • Publication number: 20210062006
    Abstract: Fluid concentrates, colorants and coating compositions contain solid pigment particles dispersed in a nonvolatilizing, reactive liquid diluent having a viscosity less than 1,000 cps and containing at least one molecular species having at least three reactive unsaturated sites. The reactive liquid diluent may serve as one or more of a dispersing medium for the solid pigment particles, a carrier, a coalescent and a humectant, and may crosslink or otherwise cure to form an interpenetrating polymer network in, or crosslink with, a pigmented coating composition containing a film-forming polymeric binder. Embodiments of the reactive liquid diluent can provide colorants and coating compositions having reduced levels of VOCs, conventional carriers, conventional dispersants, conventional coalescents and conventional humectants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: David R. Wallace, T. Howard Killilea, Stephen M. Korenkiewicz, Thomas J. Melnyk, Danny G. Hartinger, Jason S. Ness, Jacob Donlon, Mark R. Coward
  • Patent number: 10938962
    Abstract: Network architecture with a plurality of data streams, wherein at least one of the data streams includes data updated in real-time; a plurality of protocol interfaces each connected to at least one of the data streams; a processor coupled with the protocol interfaces; an output interface coupled to a display for showing a graphical user interface; and a memory coupled to the processor including instructions that when executed by the processor, cause the processor to, multiplex a plurality of signals from the plurality of data streams via the protocol interfaces into a single output, wherein the multiplexing is executed based on an identity of the one of the data stream from which the signal originated, and output the single output to the graphical user interface via the output interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Audacious Inquiry LLC
    Inventors: Bill Howard, Paul Cahill, Sandeep Antony, Scott Afzal, David Horrocks
  • Patent number: 10929177
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of managing resources for multiple trial distributed processing tasks is presented. The method includes estimating an expected time needed to process each of a set of mask patterns which can be independently processed. The method further includes allocating each of the set of mask patterns to a set of processing cores in accordance with the expected time, and processing the mask patterns in accordance with the allocation, when the computer in invoked to estimate, allocate, and process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SYNOPSYS, INC.
    Inventor: David Howard Ziger
  • Publication number: 20210049525
    Abstract: A program model that includes requirements and control objects associated with requirements, workflows, proof assets. Workflow tasks associated with the workflows may generate requests to collect each proof asset associated with the control objects. Workflow tasks may validate each collected proof asset based on the plurality of control objects associated with each collected proof asset. Workflow tasks may determine completed control objects based on the validated proof assets. Workflow tasks may employ an amount of the completed control objects that is equivalent to the amount of the control objects associated with the program model to provide a report indicating that the requirements associated with the program model may be satisfied. Workflow tasks may employ detection of modifications to the validated proof assets to determine a portion of the workflow tasks based on the modified proof assets such that the portion of the workflow tasks may be re-executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Howard Unger, Robert Moodie Heddie, Andrew Robert Miller, David John Brennan, Alexander Vorobiev
  • Publication number: 20210038069
    Abstract: A process is provided for conducting an eye examination using a mobile device, the process comprising capturing a first image of an object using a camera of a mobile device set to a fixed focusing distance; determining, with reference to the first image, an absolute size of the object; capturing a second image of the object using the camera of the mobile device; determining, with reference to the second image, a distance from the mobile device to the object; providing an indication via the mobile device to move the mobile device relative to the object; and receiving input from the mobile device in response to the eye examination program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: JAND, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Carrafa, David Howard Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20210032681
    Abstract: Multiple receptacles containing a reaction mixture are transported to corresponding receptacle wells of a thermally-conductive receptacle holder in thermal communication with a support that is in thermal communication with a heat sink. The heat sink is pre-heated to a temperature above ambient temperature, and the temperature of the receptacle holder is cycled. Optical communication is established between each of the receptacle wells and an excitation signal source and an emission signal detector during cycling, and whether an emission signal is emitted from any of the receptacles is determined as an indication of the presence of a target nucleic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Gen-Probe Incorporated
    Inventors: David BUSE, David Howard COMBS, Nobert D. HAGEN, David OPALSKY, Bruce RICHARDSON, Anita PRASAD, Keith MORAVICK, Tyler MOORE, Byron J. KNIGHT
  • Publication number: 20210026658
    Abstract: A central management interface is provided for a plurality of different storage clusters of different storage domains. An indication of one of the plurality of different storage clusters is received. A native user interface version of the indicated storage cluster is determined. The determined native user interface version is loaded to provide a native management interface of the indicated storage cluster within a user interface context of the central management interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Subramanian Sethumadhavan, Jeffrey Howard, Mahesh Kumar, David Coblentz
  • Publication number: 20210017576
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing nucleic acid amplification reactions includes a thermally-conductive receptacle holder with front and back surfaces. The front surface includes a row of receptacle wells, and an outer surface of each well has a frustoconical shape, an inner surface of each well receives a receptacle, and each well has a through-hole extending between the inner and outer surfaces thereof. One or more thermal elements in contact with the back surface of the holder alter a temperature(s) of the holder. The apparatus includes multiple optical fibers, and each optical fiber provides optical communication between one of the wells and an excitation signal source and/or an emission signal detector. A first end of each optical fiber is disposed outside, within, or extends through the through-hole of a corresponding well, and a second end of each optical fiber is in optical communication with the excitation signal source and/or the emission signal detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Gen-Probe Incorporated
    Inventors: David BUSE, David Howard COMBS, Norbert D. HAGEN, David OPALSKY, Bruce RICHARDSON, Anita PRASAD, Keith MORAVICK, Tyler MOORE
  • Publication number: 20210017579
    Abstract: A system for performing a nucleic acid amplification assay comprises a thermally-conductive receptacle holder with one or more receptacle wells, each conforming to an outer surface of a lower portion of a vial. A through-hole extends from an inner surface of each well to an outer surface of the holder. A thermal element is positioned proximal to the holder for altering a temperature of the holder. A signal detection module is configured to generate an excitation signal directed through the through-hole of the well and detect an optical emission from a fluid contained in the vial supported by the well. At least one well supports a capped vial containing a reagent for a nucleic acid amplification assay and including an opaque cap sealing an open end of the vial. The lower portion of the vial is contained within a well, and the cap is situated above a top surface of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Gen-Probe Incorporated
    Inventors: David A. Buse, David Howard Combs, Byron J. Knight, Norbert D. Hagen, David Opalsky, Jason F. Rhubottom, Keith Moravick, Tyler Moore, Anita Prasad, Bruce Richardson
  • Publication number: 20210002705
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing nucleic acid amplification reactions includes a thermally-conductive receptacle holder with multiple receptacle wells. Each well has a through-hole extending from an inner surface of the well to an outer surface of the holder. A cover is rotatable between an open position and a closed position relative to the holder and is configured to exert a force onto any receptacles in the wells when the cover is in the closed position. The apparatus includes multiple optical fibers, and each of the optical fibers provides optical communication between one of the wells and an excitation signal source and/or an emission signal detector. A thermal element is positioned between a thermally-conductive support and the receptacle holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Gen-Probe Incorporated
    Inventors: David BUSE, David Howard COMBS, Norbert D. HAGEN, David OPALSKY, Bruce RICHARDSON, Anita PRASAD, Keith MORAVICK, Tyler MOORE, Byron J. Knight
  • Publication number: 20210002704
    Abstract: Receptacles containing a reaction mixture are transported to receptacle wells of a thermally conductive receptacle holder, and the temperature of the holder is cycled with a thermoelectric device situated between a support and a first side of the holder while a first force is applied onto a second side of the holder. Optical communication between each well and an excitation signal source and an emission signal detector is established to determine whether an emission signal is emitted from any of the receptacles during temperature cycling as an indication of the presence of a target nucleic acid. The thermoelectric device may be situated between an upright portion of the support and the first side of the holder. A second force may be applied onto a top end of each receptacle in the holder by a cover moveable with respect to the receptacles between an open position and a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Gen-Probe Incorporated
    Inventors: David Buse, David Howard Combs, Norbert D. Hagen, David Opalsky, Bruce Richardson, Anita Prasad, Keith Moravick, Tyler Moore, Byron J. Knight
  • Patent number: 10888040
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shielded double-sided module, which includes a module substrate with a ground plane, at least one top electronic component attached to a top surface of the module substrate and encapsulated by a first mold compound, a number of first module contacts attached to a bottom surface of the module substrate, a second mold compound, and a shielding structure. The second mold compound resides over the bottom surface of the module substrate, and each first module contact is exposed through the second mold compound. The shielding structure completely covers a top surface and a side surface of the module, and is electrically coupled to the ground plane within the module substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: David Jandzinski, Thomas Scott Morris, Brian Howard Calhoun
  • Patent number: 10869768
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expandable fusion device capable of being installed inside an intervertebral disc space to maintain normal disc spacing and restore spinal stability, thereby facilitating an intervertebral fusion. In one embodiment, the fusion device includes a central ramp, a first endplate, and a second endplate, the central ramp capable of being moved in a first direction to move the first and second endplates outwardly and into an expanded configuration. The fusion device is capable of being deployed down an endoscopic tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Weiman, Hilliary Kopp, Joel Cryder, James Himmelberger, George Howard, David Leff, Colm McLaughlin, Mark Miccio, Patrick Murray, Jeff Nichols, Jason Zappacosta
  • Patent number: 10856456
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shielded double-sided module, which includes a module substrate with a ground plane, at least one top electronic component attached to a top surface of the module substrate and encapsulated by a first mold compound, a number of first module contacts attached to a bottom surface of the module substrate, a second mold compound, and a shielding structure. The second mold compound resides over the bottom surface of the module substrate, and each first module contact is exposed through the second mold compound. The shielding structure completely covers a top surface and a side surface of the module, and is electrically coupled to the ground plane within the module substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: David Jandzinski, Thomas Scott Morris, Brian Howard Calhoun
  • Patent number: 10836910
    Abstract: Fluid concentrates, colorants and coating compositions contain solid pigment particles dispersed in a nonvolatilizing, reactive liquid diluent having a viscosity less than 1,000 cps and containing at least one molecular species having at least three reactive unsaturated sites. The reactive liquid diluent may serve as one or more of a dispersing medium for the solid pigment particles, a carrier, a coalescent and a humectant, and may crosslink or otherwise cure to form an interpenetrating polymer network in, or crosslink with, a pigmented coating composition containing a film-forming polymeric binder. Embodiments of the reactive liquid diluent can provide colorants and coating compositions having reduced levels of VOCs, conventional carriers, conventional dispersants, conventional coalescents and conventional humectants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: David R. Wallace, T. Howard Killilea, Stephen M. Korenkiewicz, Thomas J. Melnyk, Danny G. Hartinger, Jason S. Ness, Jacob Donlon, Mark R. Coward
  • Publication number: 20200350633
    Abstract: Secondary batteries and methods of manufacture thereof are provided. A secondary battery can comprise an offset between electrode and counter-electrode layers in a unit cell. Secondary batteries can be prepared by removing a population of negative electrode subunits from a negative electrode sheet, the negative electrode sheet comprising a negative electrode sheet edge margin and at least one negative electrode sheet weakened region that is internal to the negative electrode sheet edge margin, removing a population of separator layer subunits from a separator sheet, and removing a population of positive electrode subunits from a positive electrode sheet, the positive electrode sheet comprising a positive electrode edge margin and at least one positive electrode sheet weakened region that is internal to the positive electrode sheet edge margin, and stacking members of the negative electrode subunit population, the separator layer subunit population and the positive electrode subunit population.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Robert S. BUSACCA, Ashok LAHIRI, Murali RAMASUBRAMANIAN, Bruno A. VALDES, Gardner Cameron DALES, Christopher J. SPINDT, Geoffrey Matthew HO, Harrold J. RUST, III, James D. WILCOX, John F. VARNI, Kim Han LEE, Nirav S. SHAH, Richard J. CONTRERAS, Lynn VAN ERDEN, Ken S. MATSUBAYASHI, Jeremie J. DALTON, Jason Newton HOWARD, Robert Keith ROSEN, Jonathan C. DOAN, Michael J. ARMSTRONG, Anthony CALCATERRA, Benjamin L. CARDOZO, Joshua David WINANS, Neelam SINGH, Jeffrey Glenn BUCK, Thomas John SCHUERLEIN, Kim Lester FORTUNATI, Neal SARSWAT
  • Publication number: 20200349946
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a spoken utterance that includes a plurality of words, and generating, using a neural network-based utterance classifier comprising a stack of multiple Long-Short Term Memory (LSTM) layers, a respective textual representation for each word of the of the plurality of words of the spoken utterance. The neural network-based utterance classifier trained on negative training examples of spoken utterances not directed toward an automated assistant server. The method further including determining, using the respective textual representation generated for each word of the plurality of words of the spoken utterance, that the spoken utterance is one of directed toward the automated assistant server or not directed toward the automated assistant server, and when the spoken utterance is directed toward the automated assistant server, generating instructions that cause the automated assistant server to generate a response to the spoken utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nathan David Howard, Gabor Simko, Maria Carolina Parada San Martin, Ramkarthik Kalyanasundaram, Guru Prakash Arumugam, Srinivas Vasudevan