Patents by Inventor Gregory A. Dale

Gregory A. Dale 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: 20190292496
    Abstract: Detergent compositions comprising a water-soluble film and a leuco colorant. At least about 10% of the leuco colorant is incorporated into the water-soluble film. Methods of making such detergent compositions. A detergent composition including (a) at least one laundry care ingredient and (b) a leuco composition. The leuco composition has a first color state and a second color state and the mole ratio of second color state to first color state is from 2:98 to 5:95. Also disclosed are methods of determining the approximate functional age of a detergent composition comprising the steps of (a) providing a detergent composition that includes at least one laundry care ingredient and a leuco composition, (b) providing a functional age scale that includes a plurality of distinct colors that correspond to a unique functional age and (c) comparing the color of the detergent composition with the functional age scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Scot MIRACLE, Daniel Dale DITULLIO
  • Publication number: 20190292497
    Abstract: A laundry care composition having a carrier and a leuco colorant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Scot MIRACLE, Daniel Dale DITULLIO
  • Publication number: 20190287304
    Abstract: A method and system for safety enhancement. A movement of a user of a mobile display system that displays augmented reality information is measured. Movement information about the user is relayed from the movement measured for the user. A speed at which the user is moving with respect to a structure using the movement information and a three-dimensional model of the structure is determined. A visual display of the augmented reality information on the mobile display system is deactivated when the speed at which the user is moving with respect to the structure meets a deactivation condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Robert Davies, Brian Dale Laughlin, Alexandra Marie White, Gregory Alan Garrett
  • Patent number: 10392907
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure, a full top-to-bottom subsea system and method used to drill, complete, produce, and perform interventions on HPHT subsea wells is provided. The disclosed systems and methods involve the use of a controlled multiple barrier system, such as a high integrity pipeline protection system (HIPPS), incorporated into the subsea system to divide the system into two sections. The sections on either side of the barrier may be rated for different pressures, temperatures, and/or flow rates. For example, the first section (upstream of the barrier) is rated for operating at pressures/temperatures/flow rates up to a first (higher) threshold. The second section (downstream of the barrier) is rated for operating at pressures/temperatures/flow rates up to a second (lower) threshold. The disclosed subsea production system methodology, which uses barriers to divide the system components between two pressure ratings, may allow for enhanced development of HPHT reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Dril-Quip, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Joseph Witwer, Justin Edward Morse, Daniel J. McLaughlin, Gregory Dale Williams, James R. Bower
  • Patent number: 10377975
    Abstract: A packaged particulate composition having a carrier and a shading dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Scot Miracle, Daniel Dale Ditullio, Jr., Mark Robert Sivik
  • Publication number: 20190194579
    Abstract: A laundry care composition including: (a) at least one laundry care ingredient and (b) a leuco composition. The laundry care composition has a ?HA of less than or equal to 40. Methods of treating textiles with such laundry care compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Scot MIRACLE, Daniel Dale DITULLIO, JR., Wesley A. FREUND, Haihu QIN, Sanjeev Kumar DEY
  • Publication number: 20190174671
    Abstract: Liquid nutrients are applied to a first group of rows of standing crops by pulling a drag hose from a reel located at one end of a field and between two crop rows with the drag hose connected to an applicator pulled by a tractor or track units. The hose provides a liquid supply to the applicator. At the opposite end of the field, the applicator is turned 180°, and in one embodiment, a boom pivots to project from one end of the applicator to the drag hose. The applicator returns down adjacent crop rows back to the first end of the field with the applicator connected to the drag hose while the reel simultaneously retracts the drag hose between the two crop rows. The reel is moved axially to a third group of crop rows along with the applicator, and the steps are repeated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: David Dale Alig, Gregory K. Alig, Rick E. Alig
  • Publication number: 20190153361
    Abstract: A method for treating textile articles including the steps of: (a) providing a laundry care composition comprising a leuco composition; (b) adding the laundry care composition to a liquid medium; (c) placing the textile articles in contact with the liquid medium; (d) depositing at least some portion of the leuco composition onto the textile articles; (e) optionally, rinsing the textile; and (f) drying the textile articles, wherein the leuco composition comprises a leuco colorant with a Photosensitivity Index of greater than or equal to 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Scot MIRACLE, Daniel Dale DITULLIO, JR., Wesley A. FREUND, Haihu (NMN) QIN, Sanjeev Kumar DEY
  • Patent number: 10226772
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods including a combination of thermal generating device technologies to achieve more efficiency and accuracy in PCR temperature cycling of nucleic samples undergoing amplification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Dale, Shulin Zeng, Kenton C. Hasson
  • Publication number: 20180311661
    Abstract: At least one exemplary embodiment of the invention is directed to a molecular diagnostic device that comprises a cartridge configured to eject samples comprising genomic material into a microfluidic chip that comprises an amplification area, a detection area, and a matrix analysis area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Ivor T. Knight, Gregory A. Dale, Rita R. Colwell
  • Patent number: 10066977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods of monitoring velocity or flow in channels, especially in microfluidic channels. In some embodiments, the present invention relates to systems and methods of monitoring velocity or flow rate in systems and methods for performing a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a continuous-flow microfluidic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenton C. Hasson, Gregory A. Dale
  • Patent number: 10063636
    Abstract: Requests for data received from multiple subscribers are accessed. At least some of the requests for data originate from one or more addresses associated with a particular subscriber of the multiple subscribers. The accessed requests for data are organized into sets of requests based on the one or more addresses such that a set of requests corresponds to the particular subscriber, and a characteristic of the particular subscriber is determined based on aspects of the set of requests corresponding to the particular subscriber and a behavior model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: comScore, Inc.
    Inventors: Magid M. Abraham, Gregory Dale, Michael A. Brown, William Duckworth, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180155172
    Abstract: The present invention teaches an apparatus and method used in connection with a forklift truck for quickly and easily nesting and un-nesting bulk seed boxes. A box inverter apparatus includes first and second rotary clamp pads, each clamp pad having a box engaging surface and an opposing rear surface. The first and second rotary clamp pads are positioned such that the box engaging surfaces thereof face one another in a spaced apart relationship. First and second spindle and bearing assemblies are associated with and extend radially outwardly from the opposing rear surfaces of the first and second rotary clamp pads, respectively. Each of the spindle and bearing assemblies has a first end attached to the rear surface of the rotary clamp pad and a second end attached to a frame such that each spindle and bearing assembly permits rotation of the rotary clamp pad relative to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: MCDOWELL AND DELLINGER, LLC
    Inventors: GREGORY DALE DELLINGER, SHAWN BRIAN MCDOWELL
  • Patent number: 9987627
    Abstract: At least one exemplary embodiment of the invention is directed to a molecular diagnostic device that comprises a cartridge configured to eject samples comprising genomic material into a microfluidic chip that comprises an amplification area, a detection area, and a matrix analysis area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Ivor T. Knight, Gregory A. Dale, Rita R. Colwell
  • Patent number: 9920859
    Abstract: Pass-through mounting assemblies include an outer sleeve, an inner sleeve, a bushing component, and a cap that are configured to be assembled onto a partition aperture in a partition to retain a tube as the tube passes through the partition. The outer sleeve is sized to fit into the partition aperture. The inner sleeve is sized to nest into the outer sleeve and includes a non-concentric inner rim. The bushing component defines a tube aperture configured to retain the tube and includes an outer rim sized to nest into the inner rim of the inner sleeve. The tube aperture is non-concentric with the outer rim of the bushing component. The cap includes an inner rim sized to nest over the outer rim of the inner sleeve. The tube aperture position may be adjusted by changing the relative angular position of the bushing component, the inner sleeve, and the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gregory Dale Perrigo, Richard Kevin Johnson
  • Publication number: 20180056299
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing a thermocyclic process, such as amplifying DNA, includes a microfluidic chip with a channel formed therein and one or more thermal distribution elements disposed over portions of the chip. Each thermal distribution element is configured to distribute thermal energy from an external thermal energy source substantially uniformly over the portion of the chip covered by the thermal distribution element. The portion of the chip covered by the thermal distribution element thereby comprises a discrete temperature zone. Other temperature zones can be defined by other thermal distribution elements or by portions of the chip not covered by a thermal distribution element. The channel is configured so that a fluid flowing through the channel would enter and exit the different temperature zones a plurality of times, thereby alternately exposing the fluid to the temperature of each zone for a period of time required for the fluid to traverse the zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Dale, Kenton C. Hasson, Shulin Zeng, Michele Stone
  • Patent number: 9829389
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and devices for control of an integrated thin-film device with a plurality of microfluidic channels. In one embodiment, a microfluidic device is provided that includes a microfluidic chip having a plurality of microfluidic channels and a plurality of multiplexed heater electrodes, wherein the heater electrodes are part of a multiplex circuit including a common lead connecting the heater electrodes to a power supply, each of the heater electrodes being associated with one of the microfluidic channels. The microfluidic device also includes a control system configured to regulate power applied to each heater electrode by varying a duty cycle, the control system being further configured to determine the temperature of each heater electrode by determining the resistance of each heater electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnathan S. Coursey, Kenton C. Hasson, Gregory H. Owen, Gregory A. Dale
  • Patent number: 9823135
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and devices for control of an integrated thin-film device with a plurality of microfluidic channels. In one aspect, the present invention provides a method for controlling the temperature of a heater electrode associated with a microfluidic channel of a microfluidic device, wherein power applied to the heater electrode is regulated by varying the duty cycle of a pulse width modulation (PWM). In another aspect, the present invention a controller configured to compute the temperature of the heater electrode during the power-on portion of the duty cycle and the during the power-off portion of the duty cycle and to adjust the duty cycle as necessary to achieve a desired temperature in the heater electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Owen, Gregory A. Dale, Kenton C. Hasson
  • Patent number: 9789286
    Abstract: An active catheter device is provided. At least one elongate catheter segment includes an elongate flexible tube member defining an axis, and a pair of ferrule members operably engaged with and spaced apart along the tube member. The ferrule members are not rotatable about the axis relative to each other. At least one articulation member is operably engaged with and extends at least between the ferrule members along the tube member. Each articulation member is configured to be actuatable to cause a change in a distance between the ferrule members so as to articulate the tube member. Associated systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Gregory Dale Buckner, Arun Shankar Veeramani, Stephen B. Owen, Shaphan R. Jernigan
  • Patent number: D851331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas A. Grace, Gregory T. Morano, William F. Steusloff, R. Dale Moretz, Vincent B. Re