Patents by Inventor David W. Newton

David W. Newton 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: 11483991
    Abstract: The invention provides novel methods to genotype haploid embryos using molecular assays. For example, quantitative methods for genotyping are provided. The methods provided also include providing a plurality of haploid kernels, determining the genotype of the haploid embryo of said kernels by distinguishing its genotype from the endosperm genotype, selecting a kernel having a desired genotype and producing doubled haploid plant from the selected kernel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Bauer, David V. Butruille, Edward J. Cargill, Daniel Challis, Fenggao Dong, Fengxing Du, Brian W. Gardunia, Yang Ju Im, Jonathan C. Lamb, Piyaraj Nan Newton, Pierre Sehabiague, Ruth A. Wagner, Shengqiang Zhong
  • Publication number: 20220213092
    Abstract: The present invention provides for compounds of formula (I) wherein A, R1, R2, R4, W, m, and n have any of the values defined herein, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, that are useful as agents in the treatment of CLL and/or SLL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: David A. DeGoey, Felix DeAnda, Jr., Amanda W. Dombrowski, Igor Dubovyk, Stephen N. Greszler, Dimitri Khrakovsky, Chih-Hung Lee, James N. Newton, Elizabeth L. Noey, Akinori Okano, Kevin B. Sippy, Andrew J. Souers, Longcheng Wang, Noel S. Wilson, Jeffery A. Zablocki
  • Patent number: 8758336
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for monitoring electrosurgical systems are disclosed. In one variation, an electrosurgical monitoring apparatus includes at least two monitoring channels. Each of the monitoring channels in this embodiment are configured to monitor fault current between at least two separate conductive components of an electrosurgical system, and the at least two monitoring channels are each configured to send a control signal so as to control an application of power to an electrosurgical device responsive to the fault currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Encision, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger C. Odell, David W. Newton
  • Patent number: 8007494
    Abstract: A surgical instrument and safety system comprises a safety shield having an inner surface and an outer surface, an active conductor having a first end adapted to connect with an electrode and a second end adapted to connect with an electrosurgical generator, the electrosurgical generator including contact quality monitoring circuitry, an insulator surrounding the active conductor and disposed between the active conductor and the safety shield, and a circuit interruption device in electrical communication with the safety shield. The circuit interruption device is adapted to couple to the contact quality monitoring circuitry of the electrosurgical generator and disable the flow of current to the electrode upon the occurrence of a fault condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Encision, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Taylor, Richard Smoot, Jr., Don R. Boyle, David W. Newton
  • Patent number: 7940058
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for measuring the leakage current of capacitive components. A switch that grounds a terminal of a component being tested is closed while the component is charged to a desired test voltage. When this charging is complete, the switch opens so that the diode terminal is at the same potential as the input amplifier's virtual ground. An accurate and fast measurement of the leakage current of the component can be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Newton, Kenneth V. Almonte
  • Publication number: 20100087810
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for monitoring electrosurgical systems are disclosed. In one variation, an electrosurgical monitoring apparatus includes at least two monitoring channels. Each of the monitoring channels in this embodiment are configured to monitor fault current between at least two separate conductive components of an electrosurgical system, and the at least two monitoring channels are each configured to send a control signal so as to control an application of power to an electrosurgical device responsive to the fault currents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Roger C. Odell, David W. Newton
  • Patent number: 7465302
    Abstract: A system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure are disclosed. The method includes applying an active electrode to a patient and placing a return electrode on the patient so as to create a current path in tissue of the patient between the active electrode and the return electrode. A conductive element, which is operatively coupled to the active electrode, is coupled to a reference voltage with a low impedance path and a voltage is imparted to the active electrode so as to generate current in the current path. Any undesirable current flow that would otherwise flow from the active electrode to the reference voltage through the patient is limited to reduce a risk of harm to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Encision, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger C. Odell, David W. Newton
  • Publication number: 20080290879
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for measuring the leakage current of capacitive components. A switch that grounds a terminal of a component being tested is closed while the component is charged to a desired test voltage. When this charging is complete, the switch opens so that the diode terminal is at the same potential as the input amplifier's virtual ground. An accurate and fast measurement of the leakage current of the component can be measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Newton, Kenneth V. Almonte
  • Patent number: 7422589
    Abstract: A system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure are disclosed. The method includes obtaining information indicative of at least one physical characteristic of the patient and generating a reference voltage that is derived, at least in part, from the information. The reference voltage is coupled to a body of the electrosurgical apparatus, and the reference voltage is generated to a level so as to limit any difference between a voltage of the patient and a voltage of the body of the electrosurgical apparatus. In variations, the reference voltage is varied on an ongoing basis so as to adapt the reference voltage to one or more changing physical characteristics of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Encision, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Newton, Roger C. Odell
  • Patent number: 6860173
    Abstract: A tool for installing a helical coil insert in a tapped hole formed in a workpiece includes a tubular body having a bore extending along its axis, a mandrel coaxially disposed in the bore of the tubular body, a motor for rotating the mandrel, and an air cylinder for applying an axial force to the mandrel. The tubular body includes a recess at one end for carrying a helical coil insert in alignment with the bore. An opening in the tubular body allows a user access to the recess. The tubular body is moveable to position the helical coil into selective engagement with the mandrel, whereby rotation of the mandrel installs the helical coil insert a selected depth in the tapped hole of the workpiece. In addition, the mandrel slides axially within the bore of the tubular body to remove the tang from the helical coil insert upon installation of the helical coil insert in the tapped hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: David W. Newton, William Giannakakos, William J. Lutkus, Michael Bardelli
  • Publication number: 20040112179
    Abstract: A tool for installing a helical coil insert in a tapped hole formed in a workpiece includes a tubular body having a bore extending along its axis, a mandrel coaxially disposed in the bore of the tubular body, a motor for rotating the mandrel, and an air cylinder for applying an axial force to the mandrel. The tubular body includes a recess at one end for carrying a helical coil insert in alignment with the bore. An opening in the tubular body allows a user access to the recess. The tubular body is moveable to position the helical coil into selective engagement with the mandrel, whereby rotation of the mandrel installs the helical coil insert a selected depth in the tapped hole of the workpiece. In addition, the mandrel slides axially within the bore of the tubular body to remove the tang from the helical coil insert upon installation of the helical coil insert in the tapped hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: David W. Newton, William Giannakakos, William J. Lutkus, Michael Bardelli
  • Patent number: 6494877
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument having a safety shield for use in laparoscopic or like electrosurgical procedures designed to receive a plurality of electrosurgical instrument inserts. The electrosurgical inserts are designed so as to provide quick and easy attachment to the electrosurgical apparatus while still providing enhanced resistance to rotation forces encountered during an electrosurgical procedure, and to distribute actuation forces occurring during use. The safety shield includes a crimped portion for transferring forces that occur during operation of an articulating instrument inserted therein to a handle assembly of the electrosurgical instrument. The electrosurgical instrument has a seal that reduces or prevents electrical current from flowing between the active electrode and shield assemblies. The electrosurgical instrument further includes a connector assembly for receiving a mating cable connector and providing a fail-safe interconnection therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Electroscope, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger C. Odell, Paul H. Emerling, David W. Newton, Robert C. Steinway, Don R. Boyle
  • Patent number: 6470557
    Abstract: A tool for installing a helical coil insert in a tapped hole formed in a workpiece includes a tubular body having a bore extending along its axis, a mandrel coaxially disposed in the bore of the tubular body, a punch coaxially disposed in a bore of the mandrel, a motor for rotating the mandrel, and an air cylinder for applying an axial force to the punch. The tubular body includes a recess at one end for carrying a helical coil insert in alignment with the bore. An opening in the tubular body allows a user access to the recess. The mandrel is movable from a position retracted from the helical coil insert, to a position engaging the helical coil insert, and to a position installing the helical coil insert a selected depth in the tapped hole of the workpiece. The punch slides axially in the bore of the mandrel to remove the tang from the helical coil insert upon installation of the helical coil insert in the tapped hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Emhart LLC
    Inventors: David W. Newton, William Giannakakos, William J. Lutkus, Michael Bardelli
  • Publication number: 20020066172
    Abstract: A tool for installing a helical coil insert in a tapped hole formed in a workpiece includes a tubular body having a bore extending along its axis, a mandrel coaxially disposed in the bore of the tubular body, a punch coaxially disposed in a bore of the mandrel, a motor for rotating the mandrel, and an air cylinder for applying an axial force to the punch. The tubular body includes a recess at one end for carrying a helical coil insert in alignment with the bore. An opening in the tubular body allows a user access to the recess. The mandrel is movable from a position retracted from the helical coil insert, to a position engaging the helical coil insert, and to a position installing the helical coil insert a selected depth in the tapped hole of the workpiece. The punch slides axially in the bore of the mandrel to remove the tang from the helical coil insert upon installation of the helical coil insert in the tapped hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: David W. Newton, William Giannakakos, William J. Lutkus, Michael Bardelli
  • Patent number: 6367138
    Abstract: A tool for installing a helical coil insert in a tapped hole formed in a workpiece includes a tubular body having a bore extending along its axis, a mandrel coaxially disposed in the bore of the tubular body, a punch coaxially disposed in a bore of the mandrel, a motor for rotating the mandrel, and an air cylinder for applying an axial force to the punch. The tubular body includes a recess at one end for carrying a helical coil insert in alignment with the bore. An opening in the tubular body allows a user access to the recess. The mandrel is movable from a position retracted from the helical coil insert, to a position engaging the helical coil insert, and to a position installing the helical coil insert a selected depth in the tapped hole of the workpiece. The punch slides axially in the bore of the mandrel to remove the tang from the helical coil insert upon installation of the helical coil insert in the tapped hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Emhart Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Newton, William Giannakakos, William J. Lutkus, Michael Bardelli
  • Publication number: 20010056279
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument having a safety shield for use in laparoscopic or like electrosurgical procedures designed to receive a plurality of electrosurgical instrument inserts. The electrosurgical inserts are designed so as to provide quick and easy attachment to the electrosurgical apparatus while still providing enhanced resistance to rotation forces encountered during an electrosurgical procedure, and to distribute actuation forces occurring during use. The safety shield includes a crimped portion for transferring forces that occur during operation of an articulating instrument inserted therein to a handle assembly of the electrosurgical instrument. The electrosurgical instrument has a seal that reduces or prevents electrical current from flowing between the active electrode and shield assemblies. The electrosurgical instrument further includes a connector assembly for receiving a mating cable connector and providing a fail-safe interconnection therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: ROGER C. ODELL, PAUL H. EMERLING, DAVID W. NEWTON, ROBERT C. STEINWAY, DON R. BOYLE
  • Patent number: 6000114
    Abstract: An insertion tool 48 is used to insert a threaded coil insert 26 into a threaded opening 22 of a support structure 20. The tool 48 includes a rotatable mandrel 50 having a first slot 62 for receiving a blade 76, the forward end of which is formed with a drive hook 94. The drive hook 94 is located in an end opening 64 of the mandrel 50 and is selectively movable through a second slot 66 formed in the mandrel. The first slot 64, the second slot 66 and the end opening 64 are in communication. The blade 76 is formed with a nib 78 which is normally biased into a chamber 112, but is selectively precluded from doing so by selective movement of a bushing 110 which is attached to an axially movable sleeve 102. As the threaded insert 26 is placed on a threaded end of the mandrel 50, the sleeve 102 is moved rearward to move the bushing 110 from engagement with the nib 78 whereby the biased nib moves into the chamber 112.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Emhart Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Newton, William J. Lutkus
  • Patent number: 5956130
    Abstract: A monitor to provide substantially real-time estimates of fluid absorption rate and tissue loss rate in a patient during a surgical procedure. The monitor estimates fluid source flow rates and waste fluid flow rates based on weight changes per unit time or direct reading fluid flow rate meters. Tissue loss flow rates are estimated based on tissue concentration measurable in waste irrigation fluid using an optical comparator, and are used to correct waste fluid flow rates. Correct waste fluid flow rates are used in turn to obtain estimated fluid absorption rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Aquintel Corporation
    Inventors: Thierry G. Vancaillie, Robert K. Mitchiner, David W. Newton
  • Patent number: 5944668
    Abstract: A monitor to provide substantially real-time estimates of fluid absorption rate and tissue loss rate in a patient during a surgical procedure. The monitor estimates fluid source flow rates and waste fluid flow rates based on weight changes per unit time or direct reading fluid flow rate meters. Tissue loss flow rates are estimated based on tissue concentration measurable in waste irrigation fluid using an optical comparator, and are used to correct waste fluid flow rates. Correct waste fluid flow rates are used in turn to obtain estimated fluid absorption rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Aquintel Corporation
    Inventors: Thierry G. Vancaillie, Robert K. Mitchiner, David W. Newton
  • Patent number: 5769841
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument having a safety shield for use in laparoscopic or like electrosurgical procedures designed to receive a plurality of electrosurgical instrument inserts. The electrosurgical inserts are designed so as to provide quick and easy attachment to the electrosurgical apparatus while still providing enhanced resistance to rotation forces encountered during an electrosurgical procedure, and to distribute actuation forces occurring during use. The safety shield includes a crimped portion for transferring forces that occur during operation of an articulating instrument inserted therein to a handle assembly of the electrosurgical instrument. The electrosurgical instrument has a seal that reduces or prevents electrical current from flowing between the active electrode and shield assemblies. The electrosurgical instrument further includes a connector assembly for receiving a mating cable connector and providing a fail-safe interconnection therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Electroscope, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger C. Odell, Paul H. Emerling, David W. Newton, Robert C. Steinway, Don R. Boyle