Patents by Inventor David Spencer

David Spencer 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).

  • Patent number: 11566961
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing and operating a system that includes a pipe segment, which has tubing that defines a bore and a fluid conduit implemented in an annulus of the tubing, and a test head. The test head includes a shell, which defines an annulus cavity, and an inflatable bladder implemented in the annulus cavity, in which the system maintains the inflatable securing bladder in a less inflated state while pipe segment tubing is not present in the annulus cavity and increases inflation of the inflatable bladder to a more inflated state when the tubing is present in the annulus cavity to facilitate securing and sealing an open end of the pipe segment in the test head to enable integrity of the tubing to be tested at least in part by flowing a test fluid into the annulus of the tubing via a testing port on the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk Spencer Francis, David Michael Gregory, Jonathan Guerrero, Alexander Lee Winn
  • Publication number: 20230022475
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to the field of imparting or increasing resistance against fungal pathogens, in particular soy-beanrust, in plants, plant parts, and/or plant cells. This is achieved by increasing the content of scopoletin, scopolin and/or, most preferably, scoparone (6,7-di-methoxycoumarin) in a plant, plant part and/or plant cell. This can in particular be achieved by establishing and/or increasing the expression of an OMT3 enzyme and an F6H1 protein in the respective plant, plant part and/or plant cell; a further way would be to apply a formulation or solution containing scopoletin and/or, most preferably, scoparone to the plant, plant part and/or plant cell. The invention correspondingly also provides proteins, enzymes, expression constructs, plants, plant parts and/or plant cells. In this respect the invention also provides variants of the OMT3 enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Caspar Langenbach, Uwe Conrath, Patrick Schwinges, Sebastian Beyer, Holger Schultheiss, David Spencer
  • Patent number: 11559081
    Abstract: An aerosol provision system includes one or more receptacles each forming a respective central space, a base adapted to support the or each receptacle, the or each receptacle being removable from the base and at least a first airflow generator, operable to draw air through at least a first aerosol generator, wherein the base includes one or more outlets through which, in operation, aerosolized payload is directed to flow from the base into the central space of a respective receptacle and the or each receptacle comprises a first opening through which the user can inhale the aerosolized payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: NICOVENTURES TRADING LIMITED
    Inventors: Kevin David Blick, Alfred Vincent Spencer, Julie Jenson Bennett, Kelly Rees, Connor Bruton, Anna Koc, Richard Hepworth, Lisa Harvey
  • Publication number: 20230001141
    Abstract: An occlusion catheter system includes a proximal hub having an inflation connection port and an inflation pathway. An inflation catheter member is connected to the proximal hub and has an inflation lumen. A stiffener member defines a longitudinal axis. The proximal end of the stiffener member is connected to the proximal hub. The stiffener member extends through a portion of the inflation lumen. An occlusion balloon has a proximal balloon end and a distal balloon end. A distal catheter member is positioned substantially on the longitudinal axis and is connected to the distal end of the stiffener member. An atraumatic tip is positioned on a distal end of the distal catheter member. The atraumatic tip has a substantially circular profile in a relaxed configuration. A pressure sensor is connected to the occlusion catheter system distally relative to the occlusion balloon and is connected to a processor by electrical wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Curtis J. FRANKLIN, David SPENCER, Todd J. KRUMMENACHER
  • Publication number: 20230001968
    Abstract: Methods of assessing wear of an electrical insulator and rail pad of an assembled rail fastening system utilize data from a 3D scan of the system to derive measurements of the system from which wear of the side post of the electrical insulator, or wear of the rail pad beneath the rail, may be assessed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Stephen John Cox, John David Spencer, John Phillip Porrill
  • Patent number: 11525375
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a method for operating a combined cycle power plant (CCPP). The method may include creating a variant control profile for the CCPP for a power plant model of the CCPP. The method may include modifying the variant control profile in response to the variant control profile not reducing the fuel consumption or meeting the quality threshold. The method may also include adjusting the CCPP to use the variant control profile in response to the variant control profile reducing the fuel consumption and meeting the quality threshold. Using the variant control profile adjusts a turbine section inlet temperature schedule or an exhaust temperature schedule for the CCPP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nilesh Tralshawala, David Spencer Ewens, Difei Wang, Karthik Subramanyan, Anthony Bruce Campbell
  • Patent number: 11510799
    Abstract: A gastroplasty method involves a staple line that terminates prior to reaching the gastroesophageal junction such that the bypassed portion of the stomach does not require resection. Additionally, bougies are taught that assist a physician in following the improved staple line of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: BALLAST MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Michel Gagner, David J. Blaeser, Dale A. Spencer
  • Publication number: 20220323083
    Abstract: An occlusion catheter system includes an inflation catheter member and an occlusion balloon. The proximal and distal balloon ends are connected to the inflation catheter between the proximal and distal catheter ends. A distal pressure sensor is attached to the inflation catheter member between the proximal balloon end and the atraumatic tip. An inflatable spine is connected to the inflation catheter. The proximal spine end is connected to the inflation catheter near the proximal balloon end and the distal spine end is connected to the inflation catheter near the distal balloon end. The occlusion balloon and the inflatable spine are configured to define blood flow channels with the internal surface and the external balloon surface when the occlusion catheter system is at least partially positioned in the vessel and the occlusion balloon and the inflatable spine are in a partially inflated configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Curtis J. FRANKLIN, Todd J. KRUMMENACHER, Jeremy REYNOLDS, David SPENCER, Luke William FISHER
  • Publication number: 20220310200
    Abstract: Disclosed here are methods for treating a condition (e.g., cancer) with an appropriate immunotherapeutic agent and/or regimen. Also disclosed are methods for the use of effective combinations of proteins encoded by hot-spot mutations and/or tumor-associated mRNA splice variants to optimize the targeting of a patient's condition (e.g., cancer) with immunotherapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Leonardo MIRANDOLA, Maurizio CHIRIVA-INTERNATI, Zahra TIMSAH, David SPENCER
  • Publication number: 20220301656
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for the identification of clinically relevant structural variants in a subject with AML or MDS from whole genome sequencing data is disclosed that includes providing a whole-genome sequencing dataset, performing a structural variant analysis on the whole-genome sequencing dataset and producing a report that includes clinically relevant CNAs, SVs, and gene-level variants identified by the structural variant analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Washington University
    Inventors: Eric Duncavage, David Spencer
  • Publication number: 20220292748
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presenting imagery. The methods involve receiving at an interface at least one imagery item and a selection of a template. The methods then involve presenting to a viewer a preview of the at least one imagery item integrated in the selected template prior to rendering of the at least one imagery item in the template, receiving confirmation of the presented preview, and rendering the at least one imagery item in the selected template in a standardized video container file in response to receiving confirmation of the presented preview.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: David Benaim, Richard Curtis, Drew Spencer, Gerald Hewes, Andrew P. Goldfarb
  • Publication number: 20220288351
    Abstract: An occlusion catheter system includes a proximal hub having an inflation connection port and an inflation pathway. An inflation catheter member is connected to the proximal hub and has an inflation lumen. A stiffener member defines a longitudinal axis. The proximal end of the stiffener member is connected to the proximal hub. The stiffener member extends through a portion of the inflation lumen. An occlusion balloon has a proximal balloon end and a distal balloon end. A distal catheter member is positioned substantially on the longitudinal axis and is connected to the distal end of the stiffener member. An atraumatic tip is positioned on a distal end of the distal catheter member. The atraumatic tip has a substantially circular profile in a relaxed configuration. A pressure sensor is connected to the occlusion catheter system distally relative to the occlusion balloon and is connected to a processor by electrical wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Curtis J. FRANKLIN, David SPENCER, Todd J. KRUMMENACHER
  • Patent number: 11441363
    Abstract: Systems and methods for installing and removing a downhole electric tool in a well, independent of an upper completion in the well. A connector on the interior of a tubular structure (e.g., production tubing or casing) serves as an electrical socket for the tool. This connector is coupled to electrical cables which run from the connector to the surface. The tool, which is raised and lowered on a wireline, slick line or coiled tubing, is plugged into this connector so the tool can be pulled from the socket using the wireline/slick line/coiled tubing and removed from the well without having to remove the tubular structure or other parts of the completion. A replacement tool can then be lowered into the tubular structure and, when the tool lands on the connector, it engages the connector and couples the tool through the cabling to the surface equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: David Spencer Bishop, Marc N. Samuelson
  • Patent number: 11445523
    Abstract: A wireless device is configured to receive scheduling information at a predetermined time interval from a wireless node. The scheduling information includes a plurality of reception definitions. Each reception definition indicates a reception start time, a reception duration, and assigned frequency information. Each reception definition is derived from a wireless device identification associated with the reception definition. The wireless device is configured to receive data associated with at least one of the reception definitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: III Holdings 1, LLC
    Inventors: Brig Barnum Elliott, David Spencer Pearson
  • Publication number: 20220233670
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composition and method which to treat diseases and to enhance a regulated immune response. More particularly, the present invention is drawn to compositions that are based on dendritic cells modified to express an inducible form of a co-stimulatory polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: David Spencer, Brent Hanks, Kevin Slawin
  • Patent number: 11378495
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices that takes advantage of the unique fluid dynamics involved when oscillating flow across a sensor or sensor array. A time-variant source of information about an agent(s) of interest being sensored is established. This source of information is used in machine learning algorithms to speed up the time and accuracy of agent classification and identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Spencer, David Hu, Alexander B. Lee
  • Publication number: 20220118221
    Abstract: An occlusion catheter system includes a proximal hub having an inflation connection port and an inflation pathway. An inflation catheter member is connected to the proximal hub and has an inflation lumen. A stiffener member defines a longitudinal axis. The proximal end of the stiffener member is connected to the proximal hub. The stiffener member extends through a portion of the inflation lumen. An occlusion balloon has a proximal balloon end and a distal balloon end. A distal catheter member is positioned substantially on the longitudinal axis and is connected to the distal end of the stiffener member. An atraumatic tip is positioned on a distal end of the distal catheter member. The atraumatic tip has a substantially circular profile in a relaxed configuration. A pressure sensor is connected to the occlusion catheter system distally relative to the occlusion balloon and is connected to a processor by electrical wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Curtis J. FRANKLIN, David SPENCER, Todd J. KRUMMENACHER
  • Publication number: 20220089688
    Abstract: The present invention provides Tenascin-3 FnIII domain-based scaffolds that specifically bind to CD40L. The invention further provides engineered variants with increased affinity for the target. The present invention is also related to engineered scaffolds as prophylactic, diagnostic, or therapeutic agents, in particular for therapeutic uses against SLE and other autoimmune diseases and conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Viela Bio, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony COYLE, Manuel BACA, Thomas THISTED, Stacey DRABIC, Luba GRINBERG, Shabazz NOVARRA, Vaheh OGANESYAN, Ronald HERBST, David SPENCER
  • Patent number: 11253264
    Abstract: An occlusion catheter system includes an inflation catheter member and an occlusion balloon. The proximal and distal balloon ends are connected to the inflation catheter between the proximal and distal catheter ends. A distal pressure sensor is attached to the inflation catheter member between the proximal balloon end and the atraumatic tip. An inflatable spine is connected to the inflation catheter. The proximal spine end is connected to the inflation catheter near the proximal balloon end and the distal spine end is connected to the inflation catheter near the distal balloon end. The occlusion balloon and the inflatable spine are configured to define blood flow channels with the internal surface and the external balloon surface when the occlusion catheter system is at least partially positioned in the vessel and the occlusion balloon and the inflatable spine are in a partially inflated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: PRYTIME MEDICAL DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Curtis J. Franklin, Todd J. Krummenacher, Jeremy Reynolds, David Spencer, Luke William Fisher
  • Publication number: 20220025024
    Abstract: The technology relates generally to the field of immunology and relates in part to methods for activating cells, including for example T cells and T cells that express chimeric antigen receptors, using an inducible chimeric polypeptide including CD40, MyD88, or CD40 and MyD88 polypeptides. The technology further relates in part to therapeutic methods for inducing an immune response and treating tumors in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Aaron Edward Foster, David Spencer, Matthew Robert Collinson-Pautz, Kevin Slawin