Patents by Inventor Douglas E. Boyd

Douglas E. Boyd 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: 11504531
    Abstract: A functional electrical stimulation (FES) device includes electrodes arranged to apply functional electrical stimulation to a body part of the user. FES stimulation is performed by: receiving values of a set of user metrics for the user; receiving a target position of the body part represented as values for a set of body part position measurements; determining a user-specific energization pattern for producing the target position based on the received target position and the received values of the set of user metrics for the user; and energizing the electrodes of the FES device in accordance with the determined user-specific energization pattern. The determination may utilize an FES calibration database with records having fields containing: values of the set of user metrics for reference users; energization patterns; and values of the set of body part position metrics for positions assumed by the body part in response to applying the energization patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: David A. Friedenberg, Po-Hsu Chen, Samuel Colachis, Nicholas Annetta, Douglas E. Boyd, Collin Dunlap, Ian W. Baumgart, Herbert S. Bresler
  • Publication number: 20220211476
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for removing amalgam and waste particles from dental office suction effluent. The apparatus includes an upper chamber and a solids collection canister removably secured thereto. Dental office suction effluent drawn through a dental suction wand enters the upper chamber along a lateral flow path above a substantially cylindrical internal wall portion. A gas component of dental office suction effluent changes direction by more than 60° before it exits the upper chamber through an exit port. A riser conveys a liquid and solids component of dental office suction effluent through a drain into the solids collection canister. A flow restrictor allows liquids and gases to exit the solids collection canister interior volume but prohibits solids from exiting the solids collection canister interior volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas S. Stolarik, Douglas M. Homer, Michael P. Mormino, Owen E. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20220134098
    Abstract: A functional electrical stimulation (FES) device includes electrodes arranged to apply functional electrical stimulation to a body part of the user. FES stimulation is performed by: receiving values of a set of user metrics for the user; receiving a target position of the body part represented as values for a set of body part position measurements; determining a user-specific energization pattern for producing the target position based on the received target position and the received values of the set of user metrics for the user; and energizing the electrodes of the FES device in accordance with the determined user-specific energization pattern. The determination may utilize an FES calibration database with records having fields containing: values of the set of user metrics for reference users; energization patterns; and values of the set of body part position metrics for positions assumed by the body part in response to applying the energization patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: David A. Friedenberg, Po-Hsu Chen, Samuel Colachis, Nicholas Annetta, Douglas E. Boyd, Collin Dunlap, Ian W. Baumgart, Herbert S. Bresler
  • Patent number: 11266833
    Abstract: A functional electrical stimulation (FES) device includes electrodes arranged to apply functional electrical stimulation to a body part of the user. FES stimulation is performed by: receiving values of a set of user metrics for the user; receiving a target position of the body part represented as values for a set of body part position measurements; determining a user-specific energization pattern for producing the target position based on the received target position and the received values of the set of user metrics for the user; and energizing the electrodes of the FES device in accordance with the determined user-specific energization pattern. The determination may utilize an FES calibration database with records having fields containing: values of the set of user metrics for reference users; energization patterns; and values of the set of body part position metrics for positions assumed by the body part in response to applying the energization patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: David A. Friedenberg, Po-Hsu Chen, Samuel Colachis, Nicholas Annetta, Douglas E. Boyd, Collin Dunlap, Ian W. Baumgart, Herbert S. Bresler
  • Publication number: 20210369965
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for injecting a medicine, especially a highly viscous medicine. Conventional methods and apparatus for injecting viscous medicines suffers from a variety of problems such as excessive force during the initial needle insertion and initial injection. In an inventive method, during the initial phase of the injection, energy is stored in a torsion spring that is subsequently released during a later stage of the injection. The present invention also provides for an improved autoinjector; especially via the use of a combination compression and torsion spring that powers the injection through controlling force applied to plunger via a screw flange or nut having pins that ride in a prescribed path down the length of the autoinjector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: William G. Atterbury, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20210353942
    Abstract: A functional electrical stimulation (FES) device includes electrodes arranged to apply functional electrical stimulation to a body part of the user. FES stimulation is performed by: receiving values of a set of user metrics for the user; receiving a target position of the body part represented as values for a set of body part position measurements; determining a user-specific energization pattern for producing the target position based on the received target position and the received values of the set of user metrics for the user; and energizing the electrodes of the FES device in accordance with the determined user-specific energization pattern. The determination may utilize an FES calibration database with records having fields containing: values of the set of user metrics for reference users; energization patterns; and values of the set of body part position metrics for positions assumed by the body part in response to applying the energization patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: David A. Friedenberg, Po-Hsu Chen, Samuel Colachis, Nicholas Annetta, Douglas E. Boyd, Collin Dunlap, Ian W. Baumgart, Herb S. Bresler
  • Patent number: 11052195
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for injecting a medicine, especially a highly viscous medicine. Conventional methods and apparatus for injecting viscous medicines suffer from a variety of problems such as excessive force during the initial needle insertion and initial injection. In an inventive method, during the initial phase of the injection, energy is stored in a torsion spring that is subsequently released during a later stage of the injection. The present invention also provides for an improved autoinjector; especially via the use of a combination compression and torsion spring that powers the injection through controlling force applied to a plunger via a screw flange or nut having pins that ride in a prescribed path down the length of the autoinjector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: William G. Atterbury, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20200240977
    Abstract: A system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in urine samples which includes: 1) several disposable cartridges for holding four disposable components including a centrifuge tube, a pipette tip having a 1 ml volume, a second pipette tip having a 0.5 ml volume, and an optical cup or cuvette; 2) a sample processor for receiving the disposable cartridges and processing the urine samples including transferring the processed urine sample to the optical cups; and 3) an optical analyzer for receiving the disposable cartridges and configured to analyze the type and quantity of micro-organisms in the urine sample. The disposable cartridges with their components including the optical cups or cuvettes are used in the sample processor, and the optical cups or cuvettes containing the processed urine samples are used in the optical analyzer for identifying and quantifying the type of micro-organism existing in the processed urine samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Russell H. Barnes, Douglas E. Boyd, Joseph D. Dennis, Jonathan Gurfinkel, Dave Holley, Steven E. Huckaby, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Kevin Sadeski, Jason A. Schaefer, K. Bryan Scott, Carol Stillman, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Patent number: 10656140
    Abstract: A system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in urine samples which includes: 1) several disposable cartridges for holding four disposable components including a centrifuge tube, a pipette tip having a 1 ml volume, a second pipette tip having a 0.5 ml volume, and an optical cup or cuvette; 2) a sample processor for receiving the disposable cartridges and processing the urine samples including transferring the processed urine sample to the optical cups; and 3) an optical analyzer for receiving the disposable cartridges and configured to analyze the type and quantity of micro-organisms in the urine sample. The disposable cartridges with their components including the optical cups or cuvettes are used in the sample processor, and the optical cups or cuvettes containing the processed urine samples are used in the optical analyzer for identifying and quantifying the type of micro-organism existing in the processed urine samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: POCARED Diagnostics LTD.
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Russell H. Barnes, Douglas E. Boyd, Joseph D. Dennis, Jonathan Gurfinkel, Dave Holley, Steven E. Huckaby, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Kevin Sadeski, Jason A. Schaefer, K. Bryan Scott, Carol Stillman, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Publication number: 20180200442
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for injecting a medicine, especially a highly viscous medicine. Conventional methods and apparatus for injecting viscous medicines suffers from a variety of problems such as excessive force during the initial needle insertion and initial injection. In an inventive method, during the initial phase of the injection, energy is stored in a torsion spring that is subsequently released during a later stage of the injection. The present invention also provides for an improved autoinjector; especially via the use of a combination compression and torsion spring that powers the injection through controlling force applied to plunger via a screw flange or nut having pins that ride in a prescribed path down the length of the autoinjector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: William G. Atterbury, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20170146515
    Abstract: A system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in urine samples which includes: 1) several disposable cartridges for holding four disposable components including a centrifuge tube, a pipette tip having a 1 ml volume, a second pipette tip having a 0.5 ml volume, and an optical cup or cuvette; 2) a sample processor for receiving the disposable cartridges and processing the urine samples including transferring the processed urine sample to the optical cups; and 3) an optical analyzer for receiving the disposable cartridges and configured to analyze the type and quantity of micro-organisms in the urine sample. The disposable cartridges with their components including the optical cups or cuvettes are used in the sample processor, and the optical cups or cuvettes containing the processed urine samples are used in the optical analyzer for identifying and quantifying the type of micro-organism existing in the processed urine samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Russell H. Barnes, Douglas E. Boyd, Joseph D. Dennis, Jonathan Gurfinkel, Dave Holley, Steven E. Huckaby, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Kevin Sadeski, Jason A. Schaefer, K. Bryan Scott, Carol Stillman, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Patent number: 9606105
    Abstract: A system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in urine samples which includes: 1) several disposable cartridges for holding four disposable components including a centrifuge tube, a pipette tip having a 1 ml volume, a second pipette tip having a 0.5 ml volume, and an optical cup or cuvette; 2) a sample processor for receiving the disposable cartridges and processing the urine samples including transferring the processed urine sample to the optical cups; and 3) an optical analyzer for receiving the disposable cartridges and configured to analyze the type and quantity of micro-organisms in the urine sample. The disposable cartridges with their components including the optical cups or cuvettes are used in the sample processor, and the optical cups or cuvettes containing the processed urine samples are used in the optical analyzer for identifying and quantifying the type of micro-organism existing in the processed urine samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: POCARED DIAGNOSTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Russell H. Barnes, Douglas E. Boyd, Joseph D. Dennis, Jonathan Gurfinkel, Dave Holley, Steven E. Huckaby, Thomas A. Klausing, Kevin Sadeski, Jason A. Schaefer, K. Bryan Scott, Carol Stillman, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico, John S. Laudo
  • Publication number: 20150010993
    Abstract: A system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in urine samples which includes: 1) several disposable cartridges for holding four disposable components including a centrifuge tube, a pipette tip having a 1 ml volume, a second pipette tip having a 0.5 ml volume, and an optical cup or cuvette; 2) a sample processor for receiving the disposable cartridges and processing the urine samples including transferring the processed urine sample to the optical cups; and 3) an optical analyzer for receiving the disposable cartridges and configured to analyze the type and quantity of micro-organisms in the urine sample. The disposable cartridges with their components including the optical cups or cuvettes are used in the sample processor, and the optical cups or cuvettes containing the processed urine samples are used in the optical analyzer for identifying and quantifying the type of micro-organism existing in the processed urine samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Russell H. Barnes, Douglas E. Boyd, Joseph D. Dennis, Jonathan Gurfinkel, Dave Holley, Steven E. Huckaby, Thomas A. Klausing, Kevin Sadeski, Jason A. Schaefer, K. Bryan Scott, Carol Stillman, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico, John S. Laudo
  • Patent number: 8808649
    Abstract: A system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in urine samples which includes: 1) several disposable cartridges for holding four disposable components including a centrifuge tube, a pipette tip having a 1 ml volume, a second pipette tip having a 0.5 ml volume, and an optical cup or cuvette; 2) a sample processor for receiving the disposable cartridges and processing the urine samples including transferring the processed urine sample to the optical cups; and 3) an optical analyzer for receiving the disposable cartridges and configured to analyze the type and quantity of micro-organisms in the urine sample. The disposable cartridges with their components including the optical cups or cuvettes are used in the sample processor, and the optical cups or cuvettes containing the processed urine samples are used in the optical analyzer for identifying and quantifying the type of micro-organism existing in the processed urine samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Pocared Diagnostics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Russell H. Barnes, Douglas E. Boyd, Joseph D. Dennis, Jonathan Gurfinkel, Dave Holley, Steven E. Huckaby, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Kevin Sadeski, Jason A. Schaefer, K. Bryan Scott, Carol Stillman, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Patent number: 8496878
    Abstract: An immunodiagnostic test card includes a flat planar member and at least one dilution chamber that is supported by the flat planar member. The at least one dilution chamber can be disposed adjacent chambers used for testing a patient sample that are provided on the immunodiagnostic test card or can be provided separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Francis Jakubowicz, William G. Atterbury, Douglas E. Boyd, Michael L. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20120238034
    Abstract: An immunodiagnostic test card includes a flat planar member and at least one dilution chamber that is supported by the flat planar member. The at least one dilution chamber can be disposed adjacent chambers used for testing a patient sample that are provided on the immunodiagnostic test card or can be provided separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Francis Jakubowicz, William G. Atterbury, Douglas E. Boyd, Michael L. Marshall
  • Patent number: 8226536
    Abstract: High-throughput centrifugation of batches of samples is achieved by dividing a single centrifugation run of a batch of samples into two or more staggered, discrete spins with fewer samples and in which the availability of centrifuge slots for loading or unloading of samples and the subsequent delivery of experimental results can be enhanced. The methodology is particularly useful in situations where multiple samples need to be processed rapidly, for example, as part of a STAT blood typing program in urgent care facilities prior to blood transfusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dee, Donald J. Moran, Jr., Mark Sawczuk, William G. Atterbury, Michael L. Marshall, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Patent number: 8187538
    Abstract: An immunodiagnostic test card includes a flat planar member and at least one dilution chamber that is supported by the flat planar member. The at least one dilution chamber can be disposed adjacent chambers used for testing a patient sample that are provided on the immunodiagnostic test card or can be provided separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Francis Jakubowicz, William G. Atterbury, Douglas E. Boyd, Michael L. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20120094368
    Abstract: High-throughput centrifugation of batches of samples is achieved by dividing a single centrifugation run of a batch of samples into two or more staggered, discrete spins with fewer samples and in which the availability of centrifuge slots for loading or unloading of samples and the subsequent delivery of experimental results can be enhanced. The methodology is particularly useful in situations where multiple samples need to be processed rapidly, for example, as part of a STAT blood typing program in urgent care facilities prior to blood transfusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dee, Donald J. Moran, JR., Mark Sawczuk, William G. Atterbury, Michael L. Marshall, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Patent number: 8092361
    Abstract: High-throughput centrifugation of batches of samples is achieved by dividing a single centrifugation run of a batch of samples into two or more staggered, discrete spins with fewer samples and in which the availability of centrifuge slots for loading or unloading of samples and the subsequent delivery of experimental results can be enhanced. The methodology is particularly useful in situations where multiple samples need to be processed rapidly, for example, as part of a STAT blood typing program in urgent care facilities prior to blood transfusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Dee, Donald J. Moran, Jr., Mark Sawczuk, William G. Atterbury, Michael L. Marshall, Douglas E. Boyd