Patents by Inventor Maurice Daniel

Maurice Daniel 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: 10507019
    Abstract: A suture trimmer including an elongate shaft including an elongate lumen extending proximally from a distal end of the elongate shaft, a transverse through-opening disposed proximal the distal end of the shaft, and a groove extending proximally from the distal end of the shaft to a distal end of the opening. A fitting is disposed within the elongate lumen at the distal end of the shaft and extends distally therefrom. A cutting member is slidably received within the lumen of the shaft and configured to move between a proximal end of the opening and the distal end of the opening and cut a suture disposed within and extending from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: T. Daniel Gross, Maurice Marthaler, Michael S. Dana, Dawn Ma
  • Patent number: 9227781
    Abstract: A storage system and method are provided. The storage system may be for storing fluids, and include a first storage tank having an internal first volume defined by one or more exterior sides of the first storage tank being designed to have a super elliptical shape circumscribed by a rectangle or square so that the internal first volume is greater than an internal volume of a storage tank designed to have an elliptical or circular shape circumscribed by the rectangle or the square. The circumscribing rectangle may be a golden rectangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ashlawn Energy, LLC
    Inventor: Maurice Daniel
  • Publication number: 20140320061
    Abstract: A flow battery system and method are provided. The flow battery system includes first and second storage tanks initially respectively storing first and second electrolyte and a battery stack that includes a half-cell configured to charge and/or discharge a positive or negative liquid electrolyte provided from the first and second storage tanks. Electrolytes returned from the battery stack are returned with a higher SOC when the selected mode indicates a charging mode and electrolytes are returned from the battery stack with a lower SOC when the selected mode indicates a discharging mode. The flow battery system and method control a defined sequence for a selected mode of one of charging or discharging of the first and second electrolytes to charge or discharge the first electrolyte before charging or discharging the second electrolyte, based on the selected mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Ashlawn Energy, LLC
    Inventor: Maurice DANIEL
  • Publication number: 20140220463
    Abstract: A flow battery system and method are provided. The flow battery system includes a first battery stack including a first half-cell, a first pressure feed system, including at least a first storage tank and a first booster tank to store a liquid electrolyte, designed to generate a first booster pressure in the first booster tank sufficient to force the liquid electrolyte to be fed from the first pressure feed system through the first half-cell, and a return system to return the liquid electrolyte from the first half-cell to the first pressure feed system. The return system may include a gravity feed system returning liquid electrolyte from the first half-cell to a collection tank, and a pump to return the collected liquid electrolyte from the collection tank to the first storage tank. The pressure feed flow battery system may have a two-tank, divided 2-tank, or four-tank flow battery configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Ashlawn Energy, LLC
    Inventor: Maurice DANIEL
  • Publication number: 20140193724
    Abstract: A gravity feed flow battery system and method are provided. The gravity feed flow battery system includes a first battery stack including a first half-cell utilizing a liquid electrolyte, a first gravity feed system, including at least a first storage tank and a first standpipe, designed to generate a first hydrostatic pressure in the first standpipe for the liquid electrolyte in the first standpipe sufficient to force the liquid electrolyte to be fed from the first gravity feed system through the first half-cell, and a return system to return the liquid electrolyte from the first half-cell to the first gravity feed system. There may be multiple gravity feed systems, including a gravity feed system for a positive electrolyte and a gravity feed system for a negative electrolyte. The gravity feed flow battery system may have a two-tank flow battery configuration, or a four-tank flow battery configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Ashlawn Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Maurice Daniel, Michael Cooney, Joseph F. Startari
  • Publication number: 20140193673
    Abstract: A flow battery system and method are provided. The flow battery system may include a feed system feeding positive electrolyte from a first storage tank to a positive inlet of a battery stack and negative electrolyte from a second storage tank to a negative inlet of the battery stack, a return system returning charged electrolyte from the battery stack to the first and second storage tanks, and a controller to selectively control at least one of the feed system and the return system so positive electrolyte, from the first storage tank, is applied a negative charge by the battery stack and then returned by the return system to the second storage tank, and so negative electrolyte, from the second storage tank, is applied a positive charge by the battery stack and then returned by the return system to the first storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Ashlawn Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Woolery, Joseph F. Startari, Maurice Daniel, Bryan P. Tipton
  • Publication number: 20080260778
    Abstract: The methods of the invention relate to methods for preventing testicular infection by bovine viral diarrhea virus by immunizing susceptible male animals against infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Michael A. Ellsworth, Cassius M. Tucker, Maurice Daniel Givens
  • Patent number: 7410989
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds and methods that are useful in treating members of the Flaviviridae family of viruses. Compounds of the present invention will have a structure according to Formulas (I)-(VI) as recited throughout the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignees: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc., Auburn University
    Inventors: Christine C. Dykstra, Maurice Daniel Givens, David A. Stringfellow, Kenny Brock, David Boykin, Arvid Kumar, W. David Wilson, Richard R. Tidwell, Chad F. Stephens
  • Patent number: 7410999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds and methods that are useful in treating members of the Flaviviridae family of viruses. Compounds of the present invention will have a structure according to Formulas (I)-(VI) as recited throughout the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignees: University of North Carolinia at Chapel Hill, Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc., Auburn University
    Inventors: Christine C. Dykstra, Maurice Daniel Givens, David A. Stringfellow, Kenny Brock, David Boykin, Arvid Kumar, W. David Wilson, Richard R. Tidwell, Chad F. Stephens
  • Patent number: 7218111
    Abstract: This invention concerns a new embodiment of the instrument to measure nuclear polarization described in U.S. Pat. No. 6,356,080. The coil, that couples the nuclear polarized substance to the electronics, has been designed not to pick up ambient electromagnetic noise. The output from the low level oscillator is passed through a Schmidt trigger to reduce noise. A local oscillator beats with the output of the low level oscillator to provide an audible output. The instrument is automated, using a microprocessor with a customized downloaded program, to control the operation of the instrument and to output the results of measurement to a liquid crystal display and, if desired, to an external computer. This computer is not necessary and the instrument can act as a stand alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: James Maurice Daniels
  • Patent number: 7183286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds and methods that are useful in treating members of the Flaviviridae family of viruses. Compounds of the present invention will have a structure according to Formulas (I)–(VI) as recited throughout the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignees: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Auburn University, Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine C. Dykstra, Maurice Daniel Givens, David A. Stringfellow, Kenny Brock, David W. Boykin, Arvid Kumar, W. David Wilson, Richard R. Tidwell, Chad F. Stephens
  • Patent number: 7163955
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds and methods that are useful in treating members of the Flaviviridae family of viruses. Compounds of the present invention will have a structure according to Formulas (I)–(VI) as recited throughout the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignees: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc., Auburn University
    Inventors: Christine C. Dykstra, Maurice Daniel Givens, David A. Stringfellow, Kenny Brock, David Boykin, Arvid Kumar, W. David Wilson, Richard R. Tidwell, Chad F. Stephens
  • Patent number: 6798514
    Abstract: This device makes measurements of the intensity of light in four different polarizations, chosen for maximum accuracy and efficiency. In the “measuring head” the light passes through two liquid crystal waveplates and a polarizing filter before falling on a light sensitive element. Different interchangeable measuring heads, using this principle, can be made for different applications. The device has electronic control and display circuits, coordinated by a microprocessor. With a photodiode as the light sensitive element, the device is a portable stand alone polarimeter which displays the polarization parameters in whatever representation the operator chooses. With a digital camera as the light sensitive element, the device produces four scenes which can be processed digitally and uploaded as a scene seen in any arbitrary polarization. Also, the unpolarized component can be filtered out; something impossible with physical filters placed before the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventor: James Maurice Daniels
  • Publication number: 20030199521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds and methods that are useful in treating members of the Flaviviridae family of viruses. Compounds of the present invention will have a structure according to Formulas (I)-(VI) as recited throughout the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Christine C. Dykstra, Maurice Daniel Givens, David A. Stringfellow, Kenny Brock, David Boykin, Arvind Kumar, W. David Wilson, Richard R. Tidwell, Chad E. Stephens
  • Publication number: 20030117624
    Abstract: This device makes measurements of the intensity of light in four different polarizations, chosen for maximum accuracy and efficiency. In the “measuring head” the light passes through two liquid crystal waveplates and a polarizing filter before falling on a light sensitive element. Different interchangeable measuring heads, using this principle, can be made for different applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventor: James Maurice Daniels
  • Patent number: 6356080
    Abstract: A device for measuring the polarization of a hyperpolarized resonant substance; in a particular embodiment a hyperpolarized noble gas. A specimen of the hyperpolarized substance is made one component of a coupled oscillator, the other component being a resonant electric circuit. Such a coupled system has, in general, two stable modes of oscillation, and their frequencies are related to various parameters of the system, including the polarization of the specimen of hyperpolarized substance. The polarization can therefore be deduced from these frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Inventor: James Maurice Daniels
  • Patent number: 5909874
    Abstract: A die of uniformly distributed material comprising a plurality of faces having a triangular shape and a plurality of numbers imprinted on the die. Each of the plurality of numbers imprinted on the die appear on a separate face, wherein each number appears on at least twice on the die. The dice are capable of generating random numbers, including negative and positive numbers, for use with board games, lotteries, stock market determinations, scientific work and other applications where random numbers are needed. For more complex random number generation, the system includes at least two dice having a distinct color and at least twenty faces, and a pattern of numbers imprinted on each dice, each number of the pattern appearing on a separate face of the dice, wherein the numbers have a different color than the dice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Inventors: Maurice Daniel, David J. Pristash, Michael D. Miller
  • Patent number: 5183323
    Abstract: The first panel illumination system includes a high intensity light source with a contoured reflector assembly for providing light to the input of an optical mixer and heat removal device. The optical mixer and heat removal device removes infrared radiation and transmits de-focused light to the input ends of a plurality of rectangular couplers connected to light conducting cables which are in turn connected to the light emitting optical fibers for a light emitting panel. These fibers are woven in accordance with specific weave ratio ranges and weave configurations to emit light uniformly across the extent of a light emitting fabric surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Inventor: Maurice Daniel
  • Patent number: 5021928
    Abstract: The flat panel illumination system includes a high intensity light source with a contoured reflector assembly for providing light to the input of an optical mixer and heat removal device. The optical mixer and heat removal device removes infrared radiation and transmits de-focused light to the input ends of a plurality of rectangular couplers connected to light conducting cables which are in turn connected to the light emitting optical fibers for a light emitting panel. These fibers are woven in accordance with specific weave ratio ranges and weave configurations to emit light uniformly across the extent of a light emitting fabric surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Inventor: Maurice Daniel
  • Patent number: 4715700
    Abstract: The light emitting optical fiber assemblies include light emitting panels that employ a nonwoven geometric grid of light emitting optical fibers which can be arranged to permit air to pass through the panel or to define apertures providing access through the panel. Also, such nonwoven fiber grids can be arranged to permit the panels to be cut or sectioned without losing all light emitting capability. Panels are provided which include the encapsulation of light emitting fibers in a light transmitting laminate, and the laminate is provided with light scattering formations which permit light to be emitted from the encapsulating layer. The panels and other light emitting units are provided with light or electromagnetic radiation from lightpipe harness assemblies which are designed to supply light to a plurality of use devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Inventor: Maurice Daniel