Patents by Inventor Douglas A. Brown

Douglas A. Brown 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: 20210052224
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to applicators of on-skin sensor assemblies for measuring an analyte in a host, as well as their method of use and manufacture. In some aspects, an applicator for applying an on-skin sensor assembly to a skin of a host is provided. The applicator includes an applicator housing, a needle carrier assembly comprising an insertion element configured to insert a sensor of the on-skin sensor assembly into the skin of the host, a holder releasably coupled to the needle carrier assembly and configured to guide the on-skin sensor assembly while coupled to the needle carrier assembly, and a drive assembly configured to drive the insertion element from a proximal starting position to a distal insertion position, and from the distal insertion position to a proximal retraction position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: John Michael Gray, Jennifer Blackwell, Paul V. Neale, Justen Deering England, Andrew Joncich, Cameron Brock, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas Metzmaker, Neel Narayan Shah, Mark Douglas Kempkey, Patrick John Castagna, Warren Terry, Jason Halac, Christian Michael Andre George, Daniel E. Apacible, John Charles Barry, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Jason C. Wong, Remy E. Gagnon, David DeRenzy, Randall Scott Koplin, Alan Baldwin, Young Woo Lee, David A. Keller, Louise Emma van den Heuvel, Carol Wood Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10915824
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for analyzing data trends are described herein. The present disclosure includes the identification of trending terms in data through the use of an unsupervised algorithm. Trending terms are identified and counted during a first and second time period without reference to a library of pre-defined terms, along with at least one reason for using such trending terms. The set of trending terms and the at least one reason for use of the trending terms are displayed to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MATTERSIGHT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Danson, Douglas Brown, Roger Warford, Andrew Traba, Jordana Heller
  • Patent number: 10905377
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to applicators of on-skin sensor assemblies for measuring an analyte in a host, as well as their method of use and manufacture. In some aspects, an applicator for applying an on-skin sensor assembly to a skin of a host is provided. The applicator includes an applicator housing, a needle carrier assembly comprising an insertion element configured to insert a sensor of the on-skin sensor assembly into the skin of the host, a holder releasably coupled to the needle carrier assembly and configured to guide the on-skin sensor assembly while coupled to the needle carrier assembly, and a drive assembly configured to drive the insertion element from a proximal starting position to a distal insertion position, and from the distal insertion position to a proximal retraction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Gray, Jennifer Blackwell, Paul V. Neale, Justen Deering England, Andrew Joncich, Cameron Brock, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas Metzmaker, Neel Narayan Shah, Mark Douglas Kempkey, Patrick John Castagna, Warren Terry, Jason Halac, Christian Michael Andre George, Daniel E. Apacible, John Charles Barry, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Jason C. Wong, Remy E. Gagnon, David DeRenzy, Randall Scott Koplin, Alan Baldwin, Young Woo Lee, David A. Keller, Louise Emma van den Heuvel, Carol Wood Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10898115
    Abstract: Systems for applying a transcutaneous monitor to a person can include a telescoping assembly, a sensor, and a base with adhesive to couple the sensor to skin. The sensor can be located within the telescoping assembly while the base protrudes from a distal end of the system. The system can be configured to couple the sensor to the base by compressing the telescoping assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Halac, John Michael Gray, Neal Davis Johnston, Justen Deering England, Peter C. Simpson, Paul V. Neale, Jennifer Blackwell, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Mark Douglas Kempkey
  • Publication number: 20200407571
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides advantageous sheet stabilized emulsion based inks, and improved methods for fabricating and using such inks. More particularly, the present disclosure provides improved methods for fabricating conductive inks derived from water-in-oil emulsions stabilized by sheets exfoliated from layered materials (e.g., substantially pristine and non-oxidized graphite or hexagonal boron nitride), and related methods of use. A layered material (e.g., substantially pristine and non-oxidized graphite or hexagonal boron nitride) can be exfoliated into individual sheets, and these sheets can be utilized to stabilize water-in-oil emulsions. In certain embodiments, by utilizing long chain alkanes (e.g., hexadecane), one can advantageously fabricate emulsions with high viscosity and stability. In this form, the emulsions can be used as inks, thereby advantageously providing an inexpensive route to printing electrically conducting and/or insulating lines and shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Douglas H. Adamson, Feiyang Chen, Elizabeth Brown
  • Publication number: 20200408461
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides system for sealing a refrigerated galley of an aircraft. The system includes a door, and a seal assembly positioned at a bottom surface of the door. The seal assembly includes (i) a housing coupled to the bottom surface of the door, (ii) a seal positioned at least partially in the housing, wherein the seal is moveable relative to the housing and the door, (iii) a biasing mechanism coupled to the housing and the seal and configured to hold the seal in a relaxed state by applying a biasing force to the seal in a direction away from a floor surface of the refrigerated galley, and (iv) an activation mechanism coupled to the housing. The activation mechanism is configured to transition the seal from the relaxed state to a compressed state in response to a rotation of the door from an open position to a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas A. Brown, James P. Schalla, Justin W. Balvanz, Thomas J. Moran
  • Publication number: 20200409712
    Abstract: Operand-based reach explicit dataflow processors, and related methods and computer-readable media are disclosed. The operand-based reach explicit dataflow processors support execution of a producer instruction that explicitly names a target consumer operand of a consumer instruction in a consumer operand encoding namespace of the producer instruction. The produced value from execution of the producer instruction is provided or otherwise made available as an input to the named target consumer operand of the consumer instruction as a result of processing the producer instruction. The target consumer operand is encoded in the producer instruction as an operand target distance relative to the producer instruction. Instructions in an instruction stream between the producer instruction and the targeted consumer instruction that have no operands do not consume an operand reach namespace in the producer instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Douglas CLANCY, Melinda Joyce BROWN, Yusuf Cagatay TEKMEN, Brian Michael STEMPEL, Michael Scott MCILVAINE, Thomas Philip SPEIER, Rodney Wayne SMITH, Gagan GUPTA, David Tennyson HARPER, III
  • Patent number: 10863944
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to applicators of on-skin sensor assemblies for measuring an analyte in a host, as well as their method of use and manufacture. In some aspects, an applicator for applying an on-skin sensor assembly to a skin of a host is provided. The applicator includes an applicator housing, a needle carrier assembly comprising an insertion element configured to insert a sensor of the on-skin sensor assembly into the skin of the host, a holder releasably coupled to the needle carrier assembly and configured to guide the on-skin sensor assembly while coupled to the needle carrier assembly, and a drive assembly configured to drive the insertion element from a proximal starting position to a distal insertion position, and from the distal insertion position to a proximal retraction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Gray, Jennifer Blackwell, Paul V. Neale, Justen Deering England, Andrew Joncich, Cameron Brock, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas Metzmaker, Neel Narayan Shah, Mark Douglas Kempkey, Patrick John Castagna, Warren Terry, Jason Halac, Christian Michael Andre George, Daniel E. Apacible, John Charles Barry, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Jason C. Wong, Remy E. Gagnon, David DeRenzy, Randall Scott Koplin, Alan Baldwin, Young Woo Lee, David A. Keller, Louise Emma van den Heuvel, Carol Wood Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10856570
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10858080
    Abstract: A wakeboat has a hull, the hull forming a wake when moving forward in the water, with a left quiet region and a right quiet region in the wake. The hull may exhibit rotation around one or more of its roll, pitch, and yaw axes which affects the quiet regions in the wake. A gyroscope supported in the hull may be used to rotate the hull around one or more axes. Such rotation may be used to create a surf left and/or surf right configuration, and measured via one or more sensors. Other systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Skier's Choice, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Lawrence Hartman, Matthew Douglas Brown, Travis Lane Turley
  • Publication number: 20200378167
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system for sealing a compartment. The system includes a door with a seal positioned on a bottom surface of the door. The system also includes one or more hinges coupled to the door. The door rotates from a closed position to an open position via the one or more hinges. A height of the door with respect to a floor surface increases in response to a rotation of the door from the closed position to the open position due to a helical slope of both a first cam surface of the one or more hinges and a second cam surface of the one or more hinges. The seal transitions from a compressed state to a relaxed state in response to the rotation of the door from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas A. Brown, James P. Schalla, Justin W. Balvanz, Thomas J. Moran
  • Patent number: 10820608
    Abstract: A confection is formed of a mixture including at least one first simple carbohydrate, at least one non-hygroscopic second simple carbohydrate, and at least one hydrocolloid. In some embodiments, the non-hygroscopic second simple carbohydrate includes disaccharides, trisaccharides, or combinations thereof. In some embodiments, the hydrocolloid includes a starch hydrolysate having a dextrose equivalent less than 36, and the confection is substantially free of starch hydrolysates having a dextrose equivalent of 36 or greater. In some embodiments, the confection is a hard candy. A method of making a confection includes mixing at least one first simple carbohydrate, at least one non-hygroscopic second simple carbohydrate, and at least one hydrocolloid to form a mixture. The method also includes heating the mixture, cooking the mixture to a predetermined moisture content, and cooling and working the mixture to form the confection comprising the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: THE HERSHEY COMPANY
    Inventors: Balaji Santhanam, Julie Hickey, Burton Douglas Brown, Mahesh Venkatachalam
  • Publication number: 20200293778
    Abstract: An environment association system (“EAS”) comprising: a processor and a memory; an object recognition process configured to identify objects within images, the objects including one or more of a vehicle, a vehicle lift, a vehicle repair tool, and an alignment fixture; and an EAS interface configured to communicate with a user device, the user device comprising a camera and a display; wherein the processor is configured to: determine, for at least one object in the set of objects, create a virtual overlay for the image based on the position of the at least one object within the image and a virtual marking associated with the at least one object; and provide the virtual overlay to the user device, wherein the virtual overlay is configured to cause the user device to simultaneously display the image and the virtual overlay via the display. The system provides information about the alignment of lifting points of the object with lifting members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Vehicle Service Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Elliott, Darian Smith, Douglas Brown, Matthew Webster, Kirk Dawson, Michael Hill
  • Publication number: 20200240244
    Abstract: A system for tethering a subsea blowout preventer (BOP) or well head is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the system comprises an interface associable with the BOP, and more than one anchors disposed about the BOP. Each anchor is configured to carry or support a tensioning system arranged in operable association with a respective tether. Each tether is arranged so as to link a respective anchor with a respective operable means associated with the BOP. Furthermore, each of the respective operable means are configured in operable association with the interface such that tension in the tethers can be adjustable either individually or together as a group of two or more tethers, by way of the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Forster, David Archibald Cree, Timothy Reginal Marshall, Alex Paul Taylor, Mathew Douglas Brown
  • Publication number: 20200210644
    Abstract: A computer system identifies hand strokes generated while a user produces handwritten text. Based on the hand strokes, characters are identified. Based on the characters, words are identified. The words are checked for spelling, and the user is notified of any misspelled words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas S. Brugler, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Douglas Brown
  • Publication number: 20200197092
    Abstract: Embodiments of a surgical laser system comprise a laser source (102), a laser fiber (104), a photodetector (106) and a controller (108). The laser source is configured to generate laser energy (1 10). The laser fiber is optically coupled to the laser source and is configured to discharge the laser energy generated by the laser source. The photodetector is configured to generate an output signal (1 12) that is indicative of an intensity level of electromagnetic energy feedback (114) that is produced in response to the discharge of the laser energy. The controller is configured to control the laser source based on the output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Rongwei Jason XUAN, Brian P. Watschke, Douglas L. Evans, Guangjian Wang, Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Nathan Brown, Thomas C. Hasenberg, Jian James Zhang, Hyun Wook Kang
  • Publication number: 20200188612
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing pathogens near an implant are discussed. In some cases, the methods include reducing contaminants in a portion of a patient that has an implant and that is disposed interior to a closed surface of skin of the patient. The method can further include placing a conduit in the closed surface of skin and flowing an antimicrobial fluid into that portion of the patient to contact the antimicrobial fluid with a surface of the implant and tissue adjacent to the implant. In some cases, the antimicrobial fluid is then removed from the portion of the patient having the implant. As part of this method, biofilm near the implant can be mechanically, ultrasonically, electrically, chemically, enzymatically, or otherwise disrupted. Other implementations are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Spencer Brown, Brock Liden, Tanya Rhodes, Joe Almasy, Steven V. Harrison, Douglas J. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10676166
    Abstract: A wakeboat has a hull, the hull forming a wake when moving forward in the water, with a left quiet region and a right quiet region in the wake. The hull may exhibit rotation around one or more of its roll, pitch, and yaw axes which affects the quiet regions in the wake. A gyroscope supported in the hull may be used to rotate the hull around one or more axes. Such rotation may be used to create a surf left and/or surf right configuration, and measured via one or more sensors. Other systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Skier's Choice, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Lawrence Hartman, Matthew Douglas Brown, Travis Lane Turley
  • Patent number: 10657326
    Abstract: A computer system identifies hand strokes generated while a user produces handwritten text. Based on the hand strokes, characters are identified. Based on the characters, words are identified. The words are checked for spelling, and the user is notified of any misspelled words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Brugler, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Douglas Brown
  • Publication number: 20200141283
    Abstract: A synchronous belt drive system having: a synchronous belt with a tensile cord of high-modulus fiber such as glass, carbon, PBO, or aramid; a driver sprocket and at least one driven sprocket, at least one of which is an obround sprocket; and a tensioner having: a base having a cylindrical portion extending axially with a radially outer surface and a receiving portion, an eccentric arm pivotally engaged with the radially outer surface, a torsion spring disposed within the receiving portion, the torsion spring applying a biasing force to the eccentric arm, and a pulley journalled to the eccentric arm. Preferably, no one of the eccentric arm, pulley, or torsion spring is axially displaced along an axis A-A from the others. The obround sprocket has a toothed surface and at least one linear portion disposed between two arcuate portions having a constant radius, the linear portion having a predetermined length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Min Gao, Cindy Decker, Carol Weber, Douglas D. Schelhaas, Kevin Ward, Leslee Brown, William Fraser Lacy, Guogong Chen, John Muri, Cindy Cookson, Jennifer E. Pease, Justin Paulsen, Patrick Joseph McNamee, Shawn Xiang Wu, Andrzej Dec