Patents by Inventor Douglas Brown

Douglas 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: 20220009971
    Abstract: Provided herein is a nucleic acid comprising consensus amino acid sequence of foot-and-mouth disease FMDV VP1-4 coat proteins of FMDV subtypes A, Asia 1, C, O, SAT1, SAT2, and SAT3 as well as plasmids and vaccines expressing the sequences. Also provided herein is methods for generating an immune response against one or more FMDV subtypes using the vaccine as described above as well as methods for deciphering between vaccinated mammals with the vaccine and those that are infected with FMDV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: David B. Weiner, Bernadette Ferraro, Jian Yan, Patricia A. Brown, Rodney A. Bowling, Douglas R. Kern, Mathura P. Ramanathan, Niranjan Y. Sardesai, Karuppiah Muthumani
  • Patent number: 11207026
    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: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 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: 11208988
    Abstract: A direction controlled service apparatus may include a mounting assembly, a housing assembly configured to operably connect to the mounting assembly, the housing assembly being movable with respect to the mounting assembly, and a plurality of actuators connected between the mounting assembly and the housing assembly, each actuator of the plurality of actuators being configured to contract upon a current being applied to the actuator to rotate the housing assembly with respect to the mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Brown, Kwun-Wing W. Cheung
  • Publication number: 20210338949
    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: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    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.
  • Publication number: 20210326781
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a food safety management system, including a web portal for management and reporting and a handheld computing device for checklist completion. A checklist of tasks to be performed in a food service establishment is obtained and displayed on a touchscreen of the handheld computing device. Confirmation is obtained on the touchscreen whether a task has been completed. An identifier at a location in the food service establishment is inputted to verify that a task has been completed. Temperature and humidity readings are obtained from one or more stationary sensors monitoring a food storage environment. Task completion data, temperature data, and humidity data are sent to a server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas Brown Dillard, Robert Bradford Gray, David Alan Spencer, John Ashwell Raymond, Adam Parrott
  • Publication number: 20210294415
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to user interface control of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Benjamin Pelis, Preston Douglas BROWN, Sean Thomas Mostajo O'HARA, Robert Michael LOHSE, Andrew Carl HEISEY
  • Patent number: 11083857
    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: August 10, 2021
    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: 11003246
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to user interface control of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Benjamin Pelis, Preston Douglas Brown, Sean Thomas Mostajo O'Hara, Robert Michael Lohse, Andrew Carl Heisey
  • Patent number: 11004020
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a food safety management system, including a web portal for management and reporting and a handheld computing device for checklist completion. A checklist of tasks to be performed in a food service establishment is obtained and displayed on a touchscreen of the handheld computing device. Confirmation is obtained on the touchscreen whether a task has been completed. Temperature readings are obtained from one or more stationary sensors monitoring a food storage environment. Task completion data and temperature data are sent to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CM SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Brown Dillard, Robert Bradford Gray, David Alan Spencer, John Ashwell Raymond
  • Publication number: 20210121707
    Abstract: A method for controlling charging a power source of an implantable medical device (IMD) in a patient including determining a power being delivered to a primary coil of an external charging device for recharging, determining an estimated power delivered to the IMD power source an estimated heat generated by the primary coil based on a resistance of the primary coil determined as function of at least one of a recharge frequency, a temperature of the primary coil, and a current supplied to the primary coil, calculating an estimated heat generated by the IMD by subtracting the estimated heat generated by the primary coil and the estimated power delivered stored by the rechargeable power source from the power being delivered to a primary coil; and controlling based on the heat generated by the IMD, the power being delivered by the primary coil of the external charging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Fried, Brett Otteson, Douglas Brown, Venkat Gaddam
  • Publication number: 20210076701
    Abstract: A coated particle may include a food particle coated by a carbohydrate. The coated particle may have an average particle size from about 10 ?m to about 250 ?m. The food particle may include a relatively bitter component (e.g., cocoa) and a protein component (e.g., whey protein, soy protein, rice protein, fava bean protein, and/or milk protein). A weight ratio of bitter component to protein component may be about 3 or greater. The food particle may also include a starch, such as rice starch. Additionally, the coated particle may have a surface area fraction of the carbohydrate that is greater than an average weight fraction of the carbohydrate. For example, the surface area fraction of the carbohydrate may be from about 30% to about 80%. In addition, the coated particle may have a substantially non-spherical and irregular shape. The coated particle may be prepared via a spray drying process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: THE HERSHEY COMPANY
    Inventors: Balaji Santhanam, Utkarsh Shah, Yumin You, Dennis Teets, Burton Douglas Brown, Xiaoying Wang
  • Patent number: 10936815
    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: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Brugler, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Douglas Brown
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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