Patents by Inventor James Collins

James Collins 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: 20200197201
    Abstract: An endovascular delivery device is disclosed. The device comprises a handle assembly at a distal end thereof and a top-cap assembly at a proximal end thereof. The top-cap assembly has an open configuration and a closed configuration and comprises: a capsule comprising an inner portion and an outer tubular portion and defining a cavity within the outer tubular portion, the cavity receiving the proximal portion of the endograft in the open configuration; and a retriever assembly having a body portion arranged and constructed to fit within the cavity of the capsule in the closed configuration. The device further comprises: a guide wire catheter extending through the handle assembly, the guide wire catheter being affixed at a proximal end thereof to the top-cap assembly; and an endograft receiving portion extending distally with respect to the top-cap assembly. In the closed configuration, the cavity is closed by the body portion of the retriever assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: James Collins, William Parke, Logan Smith
  • Publication number: 20200178678
    Abstract: An exoskeleton frame having a frame body that includes a front torso member and a back torso member. The frame body further includes a first shoulder band and a second shoulder band each extending from the front torso member to the back torso member, and an opening positioned between the first shoulder band and second shoulder band. The exoskeleton frame further has an adjustable belt removably attached to the front torso and back torso member that is configured to direct a weight of apparel that is worn by the user over the exoskeleton frame to a weight-bearing area of the user located between knees and abdomen of the user, wherein the first shoulder band and second shoulder band are configured to support the weight of the apparel such that the weight of the apparel is not applied to a first shoulder or a second shoulder of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: James Collins, Ted Schulte
  • Publication number: 20200173993
    Abstract: Provided herein are microorganisms engineered with hybrid receptors and genetic circuits. Also provided are hybrid receptors having a CqsS polypeptide and a heterologous histidine kinase domain of a two-component system. Methods for using engineered microorganisms to sense and destroy pathogens (e.g., Vibrio cholerae) are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trustees of Boston University
    Inventors: Ning Mao, Douglas Ewen Cameron, James Collins
  • Publication number: 20200168308
    Abstract: Rail-mounted lift systems, systems comprising the same, and kits of parts for retrofitting rail-mounted lift systems are disclosed. A lift system includes a rail having a carriage support channel formed therein, a carriage slidably disposed in the carriage support channel for relative movement to the rail, a lift unit coupled to the carriage, the lift unit having a motor that extends and retracts a lifting strap, and a locating system having a first component and a second component separate from the first component. One of the first and second components is a transmitter providing a code that corresponds to a predetermined location and the other is a receiver detecting the code when the first and second components are moved in proximity to one another due to movement of the carriage along the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: James Ledwith, Melissa Stancato, Svetlana Rud, Jacqueline Berkebile, Saumil Aggarwal, Frederick Collin Davidson, Abidemi Ajayi, Joseph Tari, Derek Strassle
  • Patent number: 10665110
    Abstract: A low flying unmanned vehicle is disclosed that may be able to determine whether a collision is possible and may take evasive action in response to the possible collision. The vehicle may wirelessly communicate and may use a standard protocol such that a variety of additional objects may be taken into account when determining the possible collision risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Tyler James Collins
  • Publication number: 20200143767
    Abstract: Described herein is a color calibration system and method including a display device including a non-volatile memory, a display screen, and a target sensor. The system and method further can include a computing system in communication with the display device and including a processor, a persistent memory, a temporary memory, and a reference sensor. A calibration matrix can be derived using the reference and target data captured by the target and reference sensors. The calibration matrix can be used to calibrate the target sensor using the calibration matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Portrait Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell Bird, James Lund, Derek Smith, Mark Schindler, Melissa Thompson, Mackenzie Collins, Josh Palmer, Mark Ryals, Victoria Olivares, Jason Ramirez, Larry Allen Heberlein, Tyler Pruitt, Catherine Meininger
  • Patent number: 10626450
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of detecting a genetic variation in a genetic sample from a subject using labeled probes and counting the number of labels in the probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Singular Bio, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Nielsen Fehr, Patrick James Collins, Jill Lyndon Herschleb, Hywel Bowden Jones
  • Publication number: 20200087615
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods of the present disclosure assist with management of tubes and hoses during surgical procedures. The systems, devices, and methods provide for the proper opening and closing of tubes to facilitate performance of steps in a surgical procedure. Systems, devices, and methods of the present disclosure control fluid delivery to and from a medical device, including devices for tissue processing and cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Evan J. Friedman, Israel James Jessop, Kai-Roy Wang, Aaron Barere, Brendan P. Collins, Derek Hugger, Christopher Labak, Scott Woodruff
  • Patent number: 10590563
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a plurality of single crystal CVD diamonds, the method comprising: coating a carrier substrate with a layer of polycrystalline CVD diamond material; bonding a plurality of single crystal diamond substrates to the layer of polycrystalline CVD diamond material on the carrier substrate; growing single crystal CVD diamond material on the plurality of single crystal diamond substrates to form a plurality of single crystal CVD diamonds; and separating the plurality of single crystal CVD diamonds from the layer of polycrystalline CVD diamond material on the carrier substrate and any polycrystalline CVD diamond material which has grown between the plurality of single crystal CVD diamonds to yield a plurality of individual single crystal CVD diamonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Element Six Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Christopher John Howard Wort, Daniel James Twitchen, John Lloyd Collins
  • Patent number: 10594049
    Abstract: A connector includes a cable tray configured to receive and retain a cable in a stable position and couple with a top cap configured to create an electrical connection with the cable as the top cap is manipulated in a predetermined manner while coupled with the cable tray. An upper surface of the cable tray is configured to receive the cable (e.g., while the cable is generally parallel with the longitudinal axis of the cable tray). The cable tray also includes a finger extending beyond the first end for some distance longitudinally. The finger includes a protrusion that protrudes to some extent in a transverse direction so that a cable-accommodating gap is defined between the protrusion and the first end. The protrusion is configured to bear against the cable and retain the cable in the stable position when the cable is inserted between the protrusion and the first end (before, during and/or after an electrical connection is established).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Lowe's Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Tuck McGregor, James Michael Broughman, Allen R. Nelson, Darren Michael Mark, Laura Winfield Alexander, Donald Collins Meves
  • Patent number: 10570121
    Abstract: This invention relates to compounds of general formula (I) in which R1, R2, R3, R4, L, X and Z are as defined herein, and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds and salts, and to methods of using such compounds, salts and compositions for the treatment of abnormal cell growth, including cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Raymond Collins, Robert Steven Kania, Robert Arnold Kumpf, Pei-Pei Kung, Daniel Tyler Richter, Scott Channing Sutton, Martin James Wythes
  • Patent number: 10544095
    Abstract: A compound of Formula I is provided: or pharmaceutically acceptable enantiomers, salts or solvates thereof. The invention further relates to the use of the compounds of Formula I as TDO2 inhibitors. The invention also relates to the use of the compounds of Formula I for the treatment and/or prevention of cancer, neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease, chronic viral infections such as HCV and HIV, depression, and obesity. The invention also relates to a process for manufacturing compounds of Formula I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: Pfizer Inc., iTeos Therapeutics
    Inventors: Sacha Ninkovic, Michael Raymond Collins, Stefano Crosignani, Andreas Maderna, Indrawan James McAlpine, Stephanie Anne Scales, Martin Wythes
  • Publication number: 20200017235
    Abstract: A power distribution system can include a power source, a power distribution unit, and at least one electrical load supplied by the power distribution unit. A detection circuit can be utilized in the power distribution system to sense or detect the occurrence of an electrical failure within the power or electrical unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Russell Mark Compton, John Oliver Collins, Peter James Handy
  • Publication number: 20200014757
    Abstract: Systems and methods of securing, distribution and enforcing for-hire vehicle operating parameters are described whereby a first computer system maintaining the parameters generates a data packet that is distributed to a second computer system which acts as a meter (such as a taximeter, limousine meter or shuttle meter) for the for-hire vehicle. The first computer system may secure or encrypt the data packet according to a security protocol associated with the second computer system. Once the second computer system receives the data packet, it may validate and extract the operating parameters contained within it. The second computer system may then store the operating parameters and operate according to the parameters by, for example, calculating fares for passengers that make use of the for-hire vehicle associated with the second computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Collins Pinkus, James Alan Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 10525210
    Abstract: A fluid extraction device is provided for extracting fluid from a syringe assembly including a syringe port and a sleeve. The device includes a body with first and second ends, the first end defining a fluid entry port, and the second end defining a fluid exit port. A channel through the body connects the fluid entry and fluid exit ports. At least one push member extends radially from the body and is configured to contact the sleeve of the syringe assembly in use such to push it from a first position in which the sleeve closes the syringe port to a second position in which the sleeve exposes the syringe port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: C-MAJOR LTD.
    Inventors: Philip Brown, Allen Pearson, James Collins
  • Patent number: 10499903
    Abstract: Featured is an inventive anchor/implant deployment device for use in repairing damage to tissue (e.g., meniscus) as well as tissue repair methods related thereto. Such an anchor/implant deployment device is advantageously configured and arranged so the deployment device is capable of making at least an in situ adjustment to the path of a needle portion having the anchor(s)/implant(s); is capable of rotating such a needle portion or the portion extending into the tissue/meniscus so that the distal end entering into the tissue/meniscus is desirably oriented such as to, for example, minimize damage to tissue; and making the needle portion of the deployment device replaceable so as to allow the deployment device to be reloaded thereby making other portions of the deployment device reusable during a given, procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Kennedy, III, Brendan Collins, Robert J. McCaffrey, Jon B. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190366943
    Abstract: A retaining clip tower includes a locking feature with a circular opening for a clip stem to be inserted and a rectangular opening disposed below the circular opening that can allow for a lower flange of a clip to be inserted at an angle into the locking feature wherein that the clip can complete the angled slide in such that the entire clip sits level inside the locking feature with the lower flange disposed below the locking feature and such that the clip resists extraction against vertical and horizontal forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: James Collin BENSON, Jarrod M. DAUL
  • Patent number: D882497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Christopher Byron Davis, Marc Christopher Nowacki, Brett Alan Bogner, Kyle Ledford Collins, Jonathan James Shondel, Richard Mark Wieland, Paul Bryan Maxwell
  • Patent number: D886721
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Jonathan James Shondel, Kyle Ledford Collins, Timothy Michael Rooney, Michael Thomas Driscoll, Bart Wakefield Kimble, Richard Mark Wieland, Michael Geno Cicchiani, Paul Bryan Maxwell
  • Patent number: D888281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Hu, Fanny Hauser, Qian Tao, Cathrin Sohns, Qi Siegmundt-Pan, Maximilian Schneider, Robert James Collins, Thomas Harrison, Edward D. Mroz, Rafael Mulero, Richard P. White