Patents by Inventor Larry McDonald

Larry McDonald 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: 11413805
    Abstract: Described herein are bioprinters comprising: one or more printer heads, wherein a printer head comprises a means for receiving and holding at least one cartridge, and wherein said cartridge comprises contents selected from one or more of: bio-ink and support material; a means for calibrating the position of at least one cartridge; and a means for dispensing the contents of at least one cartridge. Further described herein are methods for fabricating a tissue construct, comprising: a computer module receiving input of a visual representation of a desired tissue construct; a computer module generating a series of commands, wherein the commands are based on the visual representation and are readable by a bioprinter; a computer module providing the series of commands to a bioprinter; and the bioprinter depositing bio-ink and support material according to the commands to form a construct with a defined geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Organovo, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Murphy, Scott Dorfman, Nathan Smith, Larry Bauwens, Ian Sohn, Tim McDonald, Chris Leigh-Lancaster, Richard Jin Law
  • Publication number: 20070251688
    Abstract: In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the present invention provides a sensor system for detecting a change in condition. The system includes a radioactive source. This system also includes at least one radiation detector configured to detect radiation from the radioactive source. Furthermore, the system includes a displacement assembly configured to physically displace in response to the change in condition and configured to change the radiation levels detected by the radiation detector in response to such displacement. Advantageously, this system facilitates non-intrusive communication of information across a physical barrier, via the measurement of changing radiation levels that change in response to a change in condition, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Clint Davis, David Theiss, William Taylor, Gerald Baker, Larry McDonald
  • Publication number: 20070168174
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for modeling and/or improving operational performance of an energy system includes providing a graphical user interface configured to allow a user to manipulate equipment icons into an energy system model representation, using modular, piece-wise linear equipment models to simulate non-linear behavior of equipment represented by the manipulated equipment icons to solve an energy system model represented by the manipulation, and displaying a solution of the energy system model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Bijan Davari, Scott Williams, Peter Pechtl, Larry McDonald, Alfred Ong'iro
  • Publication number: 20070133350
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus determine if an intruder passes into a security zone that is associated with a waterfront asset. An embodiment of the invention provides a harbor fence system that is designed to be deployed in water around ships or other waterfront assets to serve as a line-of-demarcation in order to provide protection. The harbor fence system comprises a series of spars that protrude above the water surface and that are connected with an electrical computer with a telemetry subsystem. Each spar contains electronic sensors, e.g. water immersion sensors and accelerometers, and circuitry to detect an intrusion and to communicate the location of the intrusion to a computer control station. The embodiment also facilitates deploying and retrieving the harbor fence system. Additionally, the embodiment may also determine whether an underwater intruder is passing under a protective boundary, in which the harbor fence system interfaces to an underwater sonar sensor subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventor: Larry McDonald
  • Publication number: 20070038321
    Abstract: A method for simulating an industrial plant includes generating a library of industrial plant component types using user input. The library includes properties of the component types and rules to generate scripts in accordance with property values. The method further includes assembling a configuration of industrial plant components from the library using user input. The configuration is assembled into an editor configured to accept a layout and connection of the configuration of industrial plant components and to accept a configuration and setting of the properties of the industrial plant components. The method also includes generating a script or scripts for industrial plant components in the configuration of industrial plant in accordance with the rules, wherein the generated scripts include mathematical relationships within or among the industrial plant components, or both. The mathematical relationships are then solved. Results are either displayed or used to control an industrial plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Larry McDonald, Scott Williams, Scott Atkins, Alfred Ong'iro, Ivan Johnson
  • Publication number: 20060018198
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus determine if an underwater intruder passes under a protective boundary. A sonar sensor system comprises a plurality of sonar sensor modules that are spaced on a protective boundary. A sonar sensor module comprises a sonar transducer (sonar array) that is characterized by an omni-directional radiation pattern that may overlap an omni-directional radiation pattern of an adjacent sonar sensor module transducer. The sonar sensor module collects sonar data such as range information of the target in relation to time. A central processor obtains the sonar data from each sonar module through a telemetry link. The central processor processes the sonar data from the plurality of sonar sensor modules in order to determine an estimated path of the target and may determine if the target should be considered as a threatening underwater intruder from a calculated threat level estimate based on this data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicant: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventors: Larry McDonald, Gary Hicks
  • Publication number: 20050232079
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus determine if an intruder passes into a security zone that is associated with a waterfront asset. An embodiment of the invention provides a harbor fence system that is designed to be deployed in water around ships or other waterfront assets to serve as a line-of-demarcation in order to provide protection. The harbor fence system comprises a series of spars that protrude above the water surface and that communicate with a computer with a telemetry subsystem. Each spar contains electronic sensors, e.g. water immersion sensors and accelerometers, and circuitry to detect an intrusion and to communicate the location of the intrusion to a computer control station. Spars may communicate wirelessly and may also be solar powered. Additionally, the embodiment may also determine whether an underwater intruder is passing under a protective boundary, in which the harbor fence system interfaces to an underwater sonar sensor subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Applicant: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventor: Larry McDonald