Patents by Inventor David J. Duke

David J. Duke 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: 20210022724
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 10813632
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Publication number: 20190375753
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are pyrozolo-pyrimidin-amino-cycloalkyl compounds, analogs thereof, pharmaceutical compositions comprising thereof and therapeutic uses therefor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Minna H. T. Bui, Adrian O. Dukes, Xinping Han, Dennis X. Hu, Jeffrey J. Jackson, Yoo Min Ko, Paul R. Leger, Anqi Ma, Jack Maung, Andrew A. Ng, Akinori Okano, Omar Robles, Grant Shibuya, Hunter P. Shunatona, Jacob B. Schwarz, Anton A. Shakhmin, David J. Wustrow, Mikhail Zibinsky
  • Publication number: 20190159769
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted into sealing elements of a single surgical access device. The sealing elements can be movable along predefined pathways within the device to allow surgical instruments inserted through the sealing elements to be moved laterally, rotationally, angularly, and vertically relative to a central longitudinal axis of the device for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Ortiz, David T. Martin, Matthew C. Miller, Mark J. Reese, Wells D. Haberstich, Carl Shurtleff, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jerome R. Morgan, Daniel H. Duke, Daniel J. Mumaw, Gregory W. Johnson, Kevin L. Houser
  • Patent number: 9836588
    Abstract: A locking apparatus is provided which includes a display including a plurality of characters comprising the predetermined characters of the personal identification code, a pointer for moving along the plurality of characters on the display means and a controller for selecting the predetermined characters of the personal identification code when the pointing means moves along the plurality of characters on the display means. The controller is configured to select a first predetermined character of the personal identification code when the pointing means is configured to move in a first direction on the display means and to pass the first predetermined character and then to stop randomly between the first predetermined character and a first predetermined marker character on the display means. The apparatus provides password fraud protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: ACCESS DEFENDER LIMITED
    Inventor: David J. Duke
  • Publication number: 20150067607
    Abstract: A locking apparatus is provided which includes a display including a plurality of characters comprising the predetermined characters of the personal identification code, a pointer for moving along the plurality of characters on the display means and a controller for selecting the predetermined characters of the personal identification code when the pointing means moves along the plurality of characters on the display means. The controller is configured to select a first predetermined character of the personal identification code when the pointing means is configured to move in a first direction on the display means and to pass the first predetermined character and then to stop randomly between the first predetermined character and a first predetermined marker character on the display means. The apparatus provides password fraud protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: David J. DUKE
  • Patent number: 8679610
    Abstract: An enhanced polymeric void board for placement between adjacent horizontal layers of masonry materials to maintain an opening in a lower of the layers, the enhanced void board comprising a relatively thin planar element having a plurality of ribs extending along the length of the planar element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Illinoise Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Kruelle, Antonio W. Brister, David J. Duke
  • Publication number: 20080311335
    Abstract: An enhanced polymeric void board for placement between adjacent horizontal layers of masonry materials to maintain an opening in a lower of the layers, the enhanced void board comprising a relatively thin planar element having a plurality of ribs extending along the length of the planar element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works
    Inventors: John M. Kruelle, Antonio W. Brister, David J. Duke
  • Patent number: 6989184
    Abstract: An extruded polymeric void-board is configured for placement between adjacent horizontal layers of bricks to maintain an opening in a lower layer of the bricks. The void-board is formed as a relatively thin planar element having first and second surfaces. A plurality of parallel ribs extend from and generally transverse to the first side. The ribs have a predetermined height to width ratio and have a height that is less than a thickness of the planar element. The ribs being formed parallel to one another. A method for forming a bundle of bricks with the void-board is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Duke, William J. Williams, John M. Kruelle, Tilak R. Varma
  • Patent number: 6706694
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for delivering a pharmaceutical polypeptide to the interior of a cardiac cell of a vertebrate in vivo, comprising the step of introducing a preparation comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable injectable carrier and naked polynucleotide operatively coding for the polypeptide into the interstitial space of the heart, whereby the naked polynucleotide is taken up into the interior of the cell and has a pharmacological effect on the vertebrate. In a preferred embodiment wherein the polynucleotide encodes polypeptide immunologically foreign to the vertebrate, the delivery method preferably comprises delivering an immunosuppressive agent to the vertebrate to limit immune responses directed to the polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignees: Vical Incorporated, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jon A. Wolff, David J. Duke, Philip L. Felgner
  • Publication number: 20030186913
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for delivering a pharmaceutical polypeptide to the interior of a cardiac cell of a vertebrate in vivo, comprising the step of introducing a preparation comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable injectable carrier and naked polynucleotide operatively coding for the polypeptide into the interstitial space of the heart, whereby the naked polynucleotide is taken up into the interior of the cell and has a pharmacological effect on the vertebrate. In a preferred embodiment wherein the polynucleotide encodes polypeptide immunologically foreign to the vertebrate, the delivery method preferably comprises delivering an immunosuppressive agent to the vertebrate to limit immune responses directed to the polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Applicants: Vical Incorporated, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jon A. Wolff, David J. Duke, Philip L. Felgner
  • Patent number: 6228844
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for delivering a pharmaceutical polypeptide to the interior of a cardiac cell of a vertebrate in vivo, comprising the step of introducing a preparation comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable injectable carrier and naked polynucleotide operatively coding for the polypeptide into the interstitial space of the heart, whereby the naked polynucleotide is taken up into the interior of the cell and has a pharmacological effect on the vertebrate such as inducing vascular growth. In a preferred embodiment wherein the polynucleotide encodes polypeptide immunologically foreign to the vertebrate, the delivery method preferably comprises delivering an immunosuppressive agent to the vertebrate to limit immune responses directed to the polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignees: Vical Incorporated, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jon A. Wolff, David J. Duke, Philip L. Felgner
  • Patent number: 5693622
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for delivering a pharmaceutical polypeptide to the interior of a cardiac cell of a vertebrate in vivo, comprising the step of introducing a preparation comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable injectable carrier and naked polynucleotide operatively coding for the polypeptide into the interstitial space of the heart, whereby the naked polynucleotide is taken up into the interior of the cell and has a pharmacological effect on the vertebrate. In a preferred embodiment wherein the polynucleotide encodes polypeptide immunologically foreign to the vertebrate, the delivery method preferably comprises delivering an immunosuppressive agent to the vertebrate to limit immune responses directed to the polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignees: Vical Incorporated, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jon A. Wolff, David J. Duke, Philip L. Felgner