Patents by Inventor David L. Evans

David L. Evans 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: 20200172504
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds useful as modulators, agonists or antagonists of androgen receptor (AR), compositions thereof, and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Minna D. Balbas, Michael J. Evans, Charles L. Sawyers, Yang Shen, David Hosfield, Geoffrey L. Greene
  • Publication number: 20200161824
    Abstract: An automated system for processing an end of a cable. The system includes: a cable delivery system; a cable processing module; a pallet supported by the cable delivery system; a drive wheel rotatably coupled to the pallet; a motor operatively coupled for driving rotation of the drive wheel; and an idler wheel rotatably coupled to the pallet and forming a nip with the drive wheel. The cable processing module includes cable processing equipment configured to perform an operation on an end of a cable and a computer system. The computer system is configured to: (a) cause the drive wheel to rotate in a cable pushing direction to cause a specified length of cable to be inserted into the cable processing equipment; (b) activate the cable processing equipment to perform an operation on the inserted end of the cable; and (c) cause the drive wheel to rotate in a cable pulling direction to cause the specified length of cable to be removed from the cable processing equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Grace L. Duncan, Bradley J. Mitchell, Damien O. Martin, Dinh X. Tran, Eerik J. Helmick, Aphea Ann Thornton, Nick S. Evans, David S. Wright, Lars E. Blacken, Keith M. Cutler
  • Patent number: 10653355
    Abstract: A system for visualizing melanin present in tissue can include an imaging system to record a signal based on a presence of melanin in tissue and a display device to display an image based on the signal. A first laser source can emit a Stokes pulse train and a second laser source can emit a pump pulse train. Both the first laser source and the second laser source comprise a tunable center wavelength or frequency. An energy difference between a frequency of the Stokes pulse train and a frequency of the pump pulse train is from 1750 cm?1 to 2250 cm?1. The Stokes and the pump pulse train overlap in space and time. A scanning mechanism focuses the combined Stokes pulse train and pump pulse train within the tissue and scans across the tissue. A detector detects the signal based on a presence of melanin within the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hequn Wang, Conor L. Evans, Sam Osseiran, David E. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20200121469
    Abstract: An intervertebral spacer implant (80) is provided with a retention mechanism (86) to help alleviate expulsion and movement of the implant when placed in the spine while providing an implant that is easier to insert in the spine. In one embodiment the retention mechanism comprises a keel on at least one of the inferior or superior faces of the spacer implant preferably extending in an anterior-posterior direction. In another embodiment the implant comprises a spacer (84) and a plate (82), the plate comprising a supplemental or alternative retention mechanism. In one embodiment the retention mechanism comprises one or more holes (88) in the anterior end of the plate. In yet another embodiment, the retention mechanism comprises one or more blades that are in a first position when inserted and are preferably rotated to a second position that engages the superior and inferior vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Dominique Messerli, Ryan T. Walsh, Brandon L. Randall, David E. Evans, Jacqueline Myer, David Koch, Markus Hunziker
  • Patent number: 10616646
    Abstract: A virtual set-top box (vSTB) for executing a middleware component, designed originally for use with the physical STB, including emulating hardware capabilities of the physical STB to process IPTV content received over a connection for presenting the IPTV content on a display of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Geraint Jenkin, Marcus C. Liassides, Jayne L. Gilmour, Christopher G. Hooks, David F. Evans
  • Publication number: 20200008957
    Abstract: A trial medical instrument for aligning an acetabular component, comprising: a first portion configured to fit within a patient's acetabulum; and a second portion extending from the first portion; wherein the second portion extends from the first portion in a direction that mimics a shape formed by a femoral implant component coupled with an acetabular implant component when a femur to which the femoral implant component is coupled is in a position relative to an acetabulum to which the acetabular implant component is coupled that is near an extent of a typical range of motion of the femur. As used herein, the phrase “extent of a typical range of motion” describes typical angular displacements of a femur as usually limited by patient anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: David C. Kelman, John Clausen, M. Scott Elliot, David L. Evans, Kevin W. Belew, David W. Rister, Phillip E. Fredrick, Russell Walter
  • Patent number: 10512548
    Abstract: An intervertebral spacer implant (80) is provided with a retention mechanism (86) to help alleviate expulsion and movement of the implant when placed in the spine while providing an implant that is easier to insert in the spine. In one embodiment the retention mechanism comprises a keel on at least one of the inferior or superior faces of the spacer implant preferably extending in an anterior-posterior direction. In another embodiment the implant comprises a spacer (84) and a plate (82), the plate comprising a supplemental or alternative retention mechanism. In one embodiment the retention mechanism comprises one or more holes (88) in the anterior end of the plate. In yet another embodiment, the retention mechanism comprises one or more blades that are in a first position when inserted and are preferably rotated to a second position that engages the superior and inferior vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominique Messerli, Ryan T. Walsh, Brandon L. Randall, David E. Evans, Jacqueline Myer, David Koch, Markus Hunziker
  • Publication number: 20190374921
    Abstract: The current disclosure provides reinforced aerogel compositions that are durable and easy to handle, have favorable performance in aqueous environments, have favorable insulation properties, and have favorable, reaction to fire, combustion and flame-resistance properties. Also provided are methods of preparing or manufacturing such reinforced aerogel compositions. In certain embodiments, the composition has a silica-based aerogel framework, reinforced with an open-cell macroporous framework, and includes one or more fire-class additives, where the silica-based aerogel framework comprises at least one hydrophobic-bound silicon and the composition or each of its components has desired properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: David J. Mihalcik, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Owen Richard Evans, George L. Gould, Wibke Lölsberg
  • Patent number: 10494654
    Abstract: A microbial cell is used for producing at least one fatty acid ester, wherein the cell is genetically modified to contain (i) at least one first genetic mutation that enables the cell to produce at least one fatty acid and/or acyl coenzyme A (CoA) thereof by increased enzymatic activity in the cell relative to the wild type cell of malonyl-CoA dependent and malonyl-ACP independent fatty acyl-CoA metabolic pathway, wherein the fatty acid contains at least 5 carbon atoms; and (ii) a second genetic mutation that increases the activity of at least one wax ester synthase in the cell relative to the wild type cell and the wax ester synthase has sequence identity of at least 50% to a polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 1-8 and combinations thereof or to a functional fragment of any of the polypeptides for catalyzing the conversion of fatty acid and/or acyl coenzyme A thereof to the fatty acid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Katrin Grammann, Jan Wolter, Liv Reinecke, Steffen Schaffer, Eileen E. Spindler, Wendy K. Ribble, Brittany L. Robinson, Catherine B. Poor, Tanya Warnecke Lipscomb, Hans H. Liao, David A. Hogsett, Ronald J. Evans
  • Patent number: 10463506
    Abstract: A trial medical instrument for aligning an acetabular component, comprising: a first portion configured to fit within a patient's acetabulum; and a second portion extending from the first portion; wherein the second portion extends from the first portion in a direction that mimics a shape formed by a femoral implant component coupled with an acetabular implant component when a femur to which the femoral implant component is coupled is in a position relative to an acetabulum to which the acetabular implant component is coupled that is near an extent of a typical range of motion of the femur. As used herein, the phrase “extent of a typical range of motion” describes typical angular displacements of a femur as usually limited by patient anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Kelman, John Clausen, M. Scott Elliott, David L. Evans, Kevin W. Belew, David W. Rister, Phillip E. Frederick, Russell Walter
  • Patent number: 10450294
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds useful as modulators, agonists or antagonists of androgen receptor (AR), compositions thereof, and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Inventors: Minna D. Balbas, Michael J. Evans, Charles L. Sawyers, Yang Shen, David Hosfield, Geoffrey L. Greene
  • Patent number: 10415046
    Abstract: The present invention claims methods for the stable integration of exogenous DNA into a specific locus, E32, in the maize genome through the use of zinc finger nucleases. Maize plants and plant parts that were transformed by the methods of the invention are claimed. The invention is useful for creating desirable traits such as herbicide resistance, herbicide tolerance, insect resistance, insect tolerance, disease resistance, disease tolerance, stress tolerance, and stress resistance in maize The E32 locus represents a superior site for inserting foreign genes because native agronomic phenotypes are not disturbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: W. Michael Ainley, James W. Bing, David R. Corbin, Steven L. Evans, Joseph F. Petolino, Lakshmi Sastry-Dent, Steven A. Thompson, Steven R. Webb, Mary E. Welter, Ning Zhou
  • Patent number: 10353353
    Abstract: Tools and methods are provided for supplementing an optimization solution for an objective function based on a model of one or more hydrocarbon refining and/or conversion and/or chemical production processes with supporting analysis. The supporting analysis can illustrate for a user how the nature of the feed(s) and/or the selected processing conditions and/or the quality of the product(s) contributes to the optimized solution. A user interface is also provided to facilitate viewing of the information by a user. The supporting analysis can allow a user to understand the factors in the optimized solution that contribute in a significant way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Alison Cozad, William A. Docter, Joseph W. Evans, Narendranath Y. Gaitonde, John M. Righi, John D. Terry, Kenneth H. Tyner, David S. Bergeson, Henry F. Demena, Katherine L. Weiger, Douglas B. Doughty, Anthony M. Ciravolo
  • Publication number: 20190203014
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Owen R Evans, Kathryn E deKrafft, Nicholas A Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 10265080
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 9933295
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a plurality of modules to sense temperature and vibrations of a motor assembly, a hub computer to collect the sensed temperature and vibrations, and an analyzer computer to analyze the collected temperature and vibrations. The modules contain detectors that measure a temperature and vibrations in three axes of the motor assembly, a transceiver integrated circuit that measures a die temperature of the transceiver integrated circuit, a microcontroller integrated circuit that self-adjusts its clock pulses, and a memory that stores parameters set for the operation of the modules. The microcontroller integrated circuit and the memory are configured to check parameters corruption upon transferring the parameters from the memory to the microcontroller integrated circuit and prior to utilizing by the microcontroller integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TDG AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Fish, David L. Evans, Todd B. Skinner, Andrew Wagner, Adrian Alting-Mees
  • Publication number: 20180042617
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 9795393
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments and associated methods having an anatomy facing side including several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient and including one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape and non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hughes, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Aashiish Agnihotri, Luke Andrew Gibson, David L. Evans, Jeffrey A. Sharp, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 9615834
    Abstract: Patient-matched surgical instruments, and methods for making patient-matched surgical instruments, may include patient-matched surgical instruments having an anatomy facing side with several discrete, physically separate anatomy contacting portions configured to match the anatomy of a particular patient. The anatomy contacting portions may be one or more of non-uniform in distribution, non-uniform in shape or non-uniform in surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Aashiish Agnihotri, Patrick Brian Conway, David L. Evans, Luke Andrew Gibson, Jennifer Allyn Griffin, Michael Dean Hughes, David Timothy Mehl, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Jeffrey Andrew Sharp, Maroun Hanna Tarsha, Andrew Justin Wald, Thomas S. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20160370223
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a plurality of modules to sense temperature and vibrations of a motor assembly, a hub computer to collect the sensed temperature and vibrations, and an analyzer computer to analyze the collected temperature and vibrations. The modules contain detectors that measure a temperature and vibrations in three axes of the motor assembly, a transceiver integrated circuit that measures a die temperature of the transceiver integrated circuit, a microcontroller integrated circuit that self-adjusts its clock pulses, and a memory that stores parameters set for the operation of the modules. The microcontroller integrated circuit and the memory are configured to check parameters corruption upon transferring the parameters from the memory to the microcontroller integrated circuit and prior to utilizing by the microcontroller integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: TDG AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel E. FISH, David L. EVANS, Todd B. SKINNER, Andrew WAGNER, Adrian ALTING-MEES