Patents by Inventor Eric Vaughn

Eric Vaughn 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: 10625995
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a winch including a rotatable tie structure. In one example, a winch may include a tie structure coupled to a top side of a winch. Notches formed in main cross rails of the tie structure enable rotation of the tie structure relative to a housing of the winch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: WARN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Vaughn, Darren G. Fretz
  • Patent number: 10369211
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the surprising finding that H5 protein of clade 1 H5N1 induces, in particular by a single-shot vaccination, a cross-clade protective immune response to influenza viruses with H5N1 HA. In one aspect, the invention is thus directed to H5 protein of clade 1 H5N1 virus for use in a method of treating or preventing infections with H5N1 virus of a different clade, namely of a clade different from clade 1 or from any clade with the exception of clade 1, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Mauricio Realpe-Quintero, Paulino Carlos Gonzalez-Hernandez, Eric Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10052082
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for using backscattered data and known parameters to characterize vascular tissue. Specifically, methods and devices for identifying information about the imaging element used to gather the backscattered data are provided in order to permit an operation console having a plurality of Virtual Histology classification trees to select the appropriate VH classification tree for analyzing data gathered using that imaging element. In order to select the appropriate VH database for analyzing data from a specific imaging catheter, it is advantageous to know information regarding the function and performance of the catheter, such as the operating frequency of the catheter and whether it is a rotational or phased-array catheter. The present invention provides a device and method for storing this information on the imaging catheter and communicating the information to the operation console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Volcano Corporation
    Inventors: Norman Hugh Hossack, Stephen Charles Davies, Donald Mamayek, Richard Scott Huennekens, Stephen M. Fry, Eric Vaughn Mott, Peter Smith, Scott Tennant Brownlie, Jon David Klingensmith, Richard Chester Klosinski, Jr., Edward Anthony Oliver, Masood Ahmed, Gerald Lea Litzza
  • Publication number: 20180118529
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a winch including a rotatable tie structure. In one example, a winch may include a tie structure coupled to a top side of a winch. Notches formed in main cross rails of the tie structure enable rotation of the tie structure relative to a housing of the winch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Eric VAUGHN, Darren G. FRETZ
  • Publication number: 20170348413
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the surprising finding that H5 protein of clade 1 H5N1 induces, in particular by a single-shot vaccination, a cross-clade protective immune response to influenza viruses with H5N1 HA. In one aspect, the invention is thus directed to H5 protein of clade 1 H5N1 virus for use in a method of treating or preventing infections with H5N1 virus of a different clade, namely of a clade different from clade 1 or from any clade with the exception of clade 1, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Mauricio REALPE-QUINTERO, Paulino Carlos GONZALEZ-HERNANDEZ, Eric VAUGHN
  • Publication number: 20150342564
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for using backscattered data and known parameters to characterize vascular tissue. Specifically, methods and devices for identifying information about the imaging element used to gather the backscattered data are provided in order to permit an operation console having a plurality of Virtual Histology classification trees to select the appropriate VH classification tree for analyzing data gathered using that imaging element. In order to select the appropriate VH database for analyzing data from a specific imaging catheter, it is advantageous to know information regarding the function and performance of the catheter, such as the operating frequency of the catheter and whether it is a rotational or phased-array catheter. The present invention provides a device and method for storing this information on the imaging catheter and communicating the information to the operation console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Norman Hugh Hossack, Stephen Charles Davies, Donald Mamayek, Richard Scott Huennekens, Stephen M. Fry, Eric Vaughn Mott, Peter Smith, Scott Tennant Brownlie, Jon David Klingensmith, Richard Chester Klosinski, JR., Edward Anthony Oliver, Masood Ahmed, Gerald Lea Litzza
  • Patent number: 9101298
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for using backscattered data and known parameters to characterize vascular tissue. Specifically, methods and devices for identifying information about the imaging element used to gather the backscattered data are provided in order to permit an operation console having a plurality of Virtual Histology classification trees to select the appropriate VH classification tree for analyzing data gathered using that imaging element. In order to select the appropriate VH database for analyzing data from a specific imaging catheter, it is advantageous to know information regarding the function and performance of the catheter, such as the operating frequency of the catheter and whether it is a rotational or phased-array catheter. The present invention provides a device and method for storing this information on the imaging catheter and communicating the information to the operation console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Volcano Corporation
    Inventors: Norman Hugh Hossack, Stephen Charles Davies, Donald Mamayek, Richard Scott Huennekens, Stephen M. Fry, Eric Vaughn Mott, Peter Smith, Scott Tennant Brownlie, Jon David Klingensmith, Richard Chester Klosinski, Jr., Edward Anthony Oliver, Masood Ahmed, Gerald Lea Litzza
  • Patent number: 9090207
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a wheel and a vehicle body that is supported by the wheel for travelling on a riding surface. The vehicle also includes a light emitting device that is mounted to one of the wheel and the vehicle body. The light emitting device is operable to emit light toward the riding surface to create a defined image on the riding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: BOXX CORP.
    Inventor: Eric Vaughn Meyers
  • Publication number: 20150202282
    Abstract: The present invention comprises methods and compositions related to the production and use of amino acid sequences. In particular, PCV2 ORF2 is shown to be useful as a virus-like particle which produces amino acid sequences that retain their immunogenicity or antigenicity when the DNA encoding the PCV2 ORF2 is inserted into an expression system. DNA sequences that are foreign to PCV2 can be attached “in-frame” to the ORF2 DNA and the entire sequence, including the DNA foreign to PCV2, is expressed. It was shown that such sequences retain their antigenicity and therefore their potential utility in immunogenic compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Vaughn, Merrill Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 8838308
    Abstract: A two wheeled vehicle includes a main body, a first wheel that is coupled to the main body, and a second wheel that is coupled to the main body. The vehicle also includes a motor that is supported by the main body and that drives at least one of the first and second wheels in rotation relative to the main body. Moreover, the vehicle includes a controller assembly including a controller and a controller housing. The controller is operable to control the motor to thereby control driving rotation of the at least one of the first and second wheels. The controller is housed within the controller housing, and the controller housing is coupled to the main body. The controller and the motor are in severable but operable communication when the controller housing is coupled to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: BOXX Corp.
    Inventor: Eric Vaughn Meyers
  • Publication number: 20140199337
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the surprising finding that H5 protein of clade 1 H5N1 induces, in particular by a single-shot vaccination, a cross-clade protective immune response to influenza viruses with H5N1 HA. In one aspect, the invention is thus directed to H5 protein of clade 1 H5N1 virus for use in a method of treating or preventing infections with H5N1 virus of a different clade, namely of a clade different from clade 1 or from any clade with the exception of clade 1, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicants: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA S.A. DE C.V., BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA GMBH
    Inventors: Mauricio Realpe-Quintero, Paulino Carlos Gonzalez-Hernandez, Eric Vaughn
  • Patent number: 8733482
    Abstract: A wheel assembly includes a tire and an electrical motor having a stator and a rotor. The wheel assembly also includes a rim that is encircled by the tire. At least one of the stator and rotor is directly exposed to the rim. Both the stator and the rotor are housed by the rim. The electrical motor is operable to drivingly rotate the rim and the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: BOXX Corp.
    Inventor: Eric Vaughn Meyers
  • Patent number: 8706331
    Abstract: A two wheeled vehicle with a first wheel and a second wheel includes a first electrical motor operable to drivingly rotate the first wheel and a second electrical motor operable to drivingly rotate the second wheel. The vehicle also includes a controller operable to independently control the first and second electrical motors to drive rotation of the first and second wheels independent of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: BOXX Corp.
    Inventor: Eric Vaughn Meyers
  • Patent number: 8383131
    Abstract: A method of predicting the virulence of a new or uncharacterized PRRS virus strain is provided wherein the strain is injected into swine and allowed to replicate for a period of from about 3-15 days. During this period, the rate of virus growth and/or the magnitude of viremia is determined, and this data is compared with a corresponding growth rate and/or viremia magnitude of a PRRS virus strain of known virulence, as a measure of the virulence of the new or uncharacterized strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Roof, Eric Vaughn, Wesley Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120231027
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel hemagglutinin H5 proteins, nucleic acids and vectors encoding for those as well as vaccines comprising any of such H5 proteins, nucleic acids or vectors encoding for those H5 proteins. Moreover, the present invention also relates to the medicinal use of any of such compositions in humans and animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA, INC.
    Inventors: Eric VAUGHN, Paulino Carlos GONZALEZ-HERNANDEZ, Juergen DAEMMGEN
  • Patent number: 8202967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel hemagglutinin H5 proteins, nucleic acids and vectors encoding for those as well as vaccines comprising any of such H5 proteins, nucleic acids or vectors encoding for those H5 proteins. Moreover, the present invention also relates to the medicinal use of any of such compositions in humans and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Vaughn, Paulino Carlos Gonzalez-Hernandez, Juergen Däemmgen
  • Publication number: 20110295454
    Abstract: A two wheeled vehicle includes a main body, a first wheel that is rotatably coupled to the main body, and a second wheel that is rotatably coupled to the main body. The vehicle also includes a motor that is supported by the main body and that drivingly rotates at least one of the first and second wheels. Moreover, the vehicle includes a controller assembly including a controller and a controller housing. The controller is operable to control the motor to thereby control driving rotation of the at least one of the first and second wheels. The controller is housed within the controller housing, and the controller housing is removably coupled to the main body. The controller and the motor are in severable but operable communication when the controller housing is removably coupled to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: BOXX CORP.
    Inventor: Eric Vaughn Meyers
  • Patent number: D807731
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Warn Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren G. Fretz, Eric Vaughn
  • Patent number: D811684
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Warn Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren G. Fretz, Eric Vaughn
  • Patent number: D811685
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Warn Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren G. Fretz, Eric Vaughn