Patents by Inventor David M. Byers

David M. Byers 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: 20100137388
    Abstract: The present invention provides for therapies characterized in part by co-administration or combination of antibiotic agents with medicinal compositions comprising as the pro-antibiotic active ingredient either a compound represented by a formula [I] or a pharmaceutically acceptable composite thereof; [wherein X represents oxygen, sulfur, NH, or N-alkyl; R1 and R2 represent hydrogen, tetrazole, or alkyltetrazole, respectively (with the restriction that if R1 is not hydrogen, R2 must be, and vice versa); R3 represents e.g., benzyl, phenyl optionally substituted, biphenyl, napthyl, N-phenylcarboxamido, etc., R4 represents e.g. carboxylic acid, or its alkyl esters, or a bioisoteric equivalent thereof, etc.; R5 represents e.g. hydrogen, carboxylic acid, etc.] in particular, medicine which is useful as therapeutic and/or protective drugs for infectious and/or inflammatory diseases. Other relevant compounds are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Christopher J. Barden, Annette L. Henneberry, David M. Byers, Christopher R. McMaster, Donald Weaver, Fan Wu
  • Patent number: 7178834
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for supporting a steering wheel in a vehicle during normal vehicle handling and is breakable in response to an impact situation. The apparatus includes a member attachable to a vehicle and a steering column connected to the member for sliding movement. The apparatus also includes a capsule for connecting the member and the steering column to one another to prevent the sliding movement during normal vehicle handling. The capsule maintains the member and the steering column relative to one another, overcoming forces urging movement between the member and the steering column relative to one another, up to a first predetermined level of force. When the forces reach the first predetermined level, such as in an impact situation, the capsule breaks and releases the member and the steering column relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Li, John F. Schulz, Tracy L. Zehnder, Richard K. Riefe, David M. Byers
  • Patent number: 7137499
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for shifting an automatic transmission having a shift position select lever. The invention selectively shifts the transmission to one of a plurality of different transmission shift positions. The invention includes a steering column positionable in a passenger compartment of a vehicle. A switch is mountable in the passenger compartment of the vehicle and operable to emit a first signal representative of a desired change with respect to a transmission shift position. A motor generates a moving force and a linkage associated with the motor to transmit the moving force from the motor to a shift lever of a transmission of the vehicle. A sensor is responsive to a current transmission shift position and emits a second signal corresponding to the sensed current transmission shift position. A controller is responsive to the switch and to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard K. Riefe, Tamara J. Reppuhn, Michael C. Vermeersch, David M. Byers, Ravindra Jwalapathy
  • Patent number: 5790780
    Abstract: A system (10) is provided for analyzing failures arising in computing environments. The system (10) includes an interface (12) which receives information relating to a current failure in a computing environment. A database (18) stores information relating to at least one prior failure in the same computing environment or another computing environment. A processor (22), which is coupled to the interface (12) and the database (18), compares the received information relating to the current failure with the stored information relating to the prior failure in order to find similarities. The processor (22) may then instruct a user to take appropriate action in response to similarities between the current failure and the prior failure, thereby analyzing the failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Electronic Data Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Harriet E. Brichta, Connie K. Stanley, Geoffrey J. Gerling, Henry E. Schurig, III, David M. Byers, Mitchell G. Wells