Patents by Inventor Patrick Collins

Patrick 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).

  • Patent number: 11901164
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, which comprises estimating a first value of a parameter of a component, prior to a use of the component in a reactor. In an example, the parameter of the component is to change during the use of the component in the reactor. The component may be treated, subsequent to the use of the component in the reactor. A second value of the parameter of the component may be estimated, subsequent to treating the component. The second value may be compared with the first value, where a reuse of the component in the reactor is to occur in response to the second value being within a threshold range of the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Whiting, Jeffrey L. Young, Ryan Wood, Eric Scott, David Laube, Alex Collins
  • Patent number: 11898956
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spectroscopic device, system, and method for measuring the concentration of one or more molecular species of interest in a gas, liquid or solid sample, where the device may be portable, may be commercially manufactured, and/or may be adapted to existing systems and/or integrated with new systems to provide optical gas sensing for such systems. The disclosed devices, systems, and methods can be particularly useful in monitoring the purity of, e.g., a certain gas species, including determining whether a gas mixture contains certain gas species above a set concentration limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: SHELL OIL COMPNY, THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mark Zondlo, Lei Tao, Da Pan, Josh Collins, Paul Guiguizian, Howard Y. Bell, Alice Margaret Sophie Elliott, Patrick Minter Killough, Bernardus Maria Geertshuis, Herie Javier Soto
  • Publication number: 20240026459
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for identifying patients with pancreatic cancer and subjects at risk for developing pancreatic cancer, methods for monitoring a patient with an identified pancreatic lesion, methods for evaluating the effectiveness of a treatment used for a patient with pancreatic cancer, and methods for selecting a therapy for treating pancreatic cancer in a particular patient. The invention makes use of hydroxymethylation biomarkers, which in combination with one or more clinical parameters and optionally one or more additional types of biomarkers and/or patient-specific risk factors, exhibit a hydroxymethylation level that correlates with pancreatic cancer. Kits and other methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Samuel Levy, Patrick A. Arensdorf, Chin-Jen Ku, Francois Collin
  • Patent number: 11875387
    Abstract: Systems and methods electronically obtain data regarding a plurality of sources and corresponding amounts of resources received from the sources for a plurality of relationship instances each associated with one or more respective domains of a plurality of domains. For each relationship instance of the plurality of relationship instances: the system electronically identifies a rate to calculate an amount of resource due to one or more respective domains associated with the relationship instance based on a source of a resource received for the relationship instance and the one or more respective domains and calculates an amount of resources due to at least one respective domain associated with the relationship instance based on the identified rate. For each domain of the plurality of domains, the system aggregates a total amount of resources due to the domain based on the calculated amount of resources due for each relationship instance associated with the domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Avalara, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brandon Chan, Danielle Lear, Brian K. Mason, Andrew Z. Fountain, Patrick Collins Chesser, Patrick J. Hampton, David A. Goldstein
  • Publication number: 20230397931
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20230290680
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and apparatuses for forming metal films such as tungsten (W) and molybdenum (Mo) films on semiconductor substrates. The methods involve forming a reducing agent layer, then exposing the reducing agent layer to a metal precursor to convert the reducing agent layer to a layer of the metal. In some embodiments, the reducing agent layer is a silicon- (Si-) and boron- (B-) containing layer. The methods may involve forming the reducing agent layer at a first substrate temperature, raising the substrate temperature to a second substrate temperature, and then exposing the reducing agent layer to 10 the metal precursor at the second substrate temperature. The methods may be used to form fluorine-free tungsten or molybdenum films in certain embodiments. Apparatuses to perform the methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Joshua Collins, Griffin John Kennedy, Hanna Bamnolker, Michal Danek, Shruti Vivek Thombare, Patrick A. van Cleemput, Gorun Butail
  • Publication number: 20230279399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RNAi constructs for reducing expression of the HSD17B13 gene. Methods of using such RNAi constructs to treat or prevent liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicant: Amgen Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel C. H. LIN, Michael OLLMANN, Justin K. MURRAY, Bradley J. HERBERICH, Amrita DAS, Patrick COLLINS, Oliver HOMANN
  • Patent number: 11737782
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Patent number: 11711579
    Abstract: Techniques for generating an interactive and dynamically updated content stream are described herein. Data assets that correspond to video segments provided by a plurality of content providers may be maintained. A video segment may correspond to a first portion of a full video segment for a piece of content from the plurality of content providers. A content stream may be generated that includes video segments provided by the plurality of content providers based at least in part on the data assets. The content stream may be presented via an application. Second input may be received via the application during presentation of the content stream that corresponds to a navigation command for displaying different content. The content stream may be updated to at least one of removing certain video segments or adding new video segments to the content stream based at least in part on the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Adrian Galep, Scott Michael Collins, Kelly Bork, Jack Patrick Copeland, Jeremiah Morgan, Paul A. Kotas, Sweta Gupta
  • Publication number: 20230212944
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein include sidewall coring tool assemblies used to return core plugs of rock from a sidewall of a wellbore as part of a data collection exercise for exploration and production of hydrocarbons. A coring bit and a coring shaft of the present disclosure allow space for cuttings to move away from the bit face when drilling into a formation. In addition, certain embodiments include a plurality of inlets disposed circumferentially on an external surface at a first axial end of the coring shaft, a plurality of internal grooves disposed on an internal surface of the coring shaft, and/or a plurality of fins disposed on the external surface to direct flow of drilling and debris away from the coring bit. In addition to providing more space for cuttings to move away from the coring bit, the torque needed to drive the bit is lessened as the surface area of the bit contacting or engaging the formation is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Amol Bhome, Robert Monroe Lowe, JR., Charles Haddad, Daniel De La Garza, Patrick Fisseler, Kelly Collins
  • Patent number: 11675521
    Abstract: An inventory of computer resources requiring backup data protection including an estimate of future growth of storage resources along with a set of data retention policies, rules, and outcomes in conformance with business requirements, is created. An architecture for initial ingest of protected data and a backup execution approach is created, based on the resource inventory, a sizing and assumptions of resources and data, and the set of data retention policies, rules, and outcomes. An initial ingest copies the protected data to the backup storage. The initial ingest architecture is transformed to a steady-state ingest phase, by incrementally adjusting the resources based on progress of the initial ingest. Responsive to completing the initial ingest of protected data, a steady-state backup ingest is performed. A validity of the sizing and assumptions of architecture resources is determined and an adjustment to the resources is performed based on the validity determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James Patrick Smith, Austen M. Cook, Thomas Franklin Ramke, Jr., Jason Ferris Basler, David George Derk, Lisa Anne Huston, Edward M. Collins, Mark L. Yakushev
  • Publication number: 20230157723
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing the seeding of cancerous cells during morcellation of a tissue specimen inside a patient's body and removal of the tissue specimen from inside the patient through a minimally-invasive body opening to outside the patient are provided. One system includes a cut-resistant tissue guard removably insertable into a containment bag. The tissue specimen is isolated and contained within the containment bag and the guard is configured to protect the containment bag and surrounding tissue from incidental contact with sharp instrumentation used during morcellation and extraction of the tissue specimen. The guard is adjustable for easy insertion and removal and configured to securely anchor to the body opening. Protection-focused and containment-based systems for tissue removal are provided that enable minimally invasive procedures to be performed safely and efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: Serene Wachli, Tracy Breslin, Steven C. Kessler, Nikolai Poulsen, Nathan Collins, Alexandra Do, Eduardo Bolanos, Boun Pravong, Patrick Elliott, Matthew A. Wixey, Wayne Young, Jacob J. Filek, Kevin B. Castelo, Adam Hoke, Gregory K. Hofstetter, Jacqueline DeMarchi, Amy Garces, Heidi Holmes, Alexander Sheehan
  • Patent number: 11373222
    Abstract: Systems and methods electronically obtain data regarding a plurality of sources and corresponding amounts of resources received from the sources for a plurality of relationship instances each associated with one or more respective domains of a plurality of domains. For each relationship instance of the plurality of relationship instances: the system electronically identifies a rate to calculate an amount of resource due to one or more respective domains associated with the relationship instance based on a source of a resource received for the relationship instance and the one or more respective domains and calculates an amount of resources due to at least one respective domain associated with the relationship instance based on the identified rate. For each domain of the plurality of domains, the system aggregates a total amount of resources due to the domain based on the calculated amount of resources due for each relationship instance associated with the domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Avalara, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brandon Chan, Danielle Lear, Brian K. Mason, Andrew Z. Fountain, Patrick Collins Chesser, Patrick J. Hampton, David A. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 11214340
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for lifting and moving an object that is underwater. The apparatus including a first (12) and a second (14) chamber, both chambers containing a first (16) and a second (18) fluid. There is a conduit (20, 21) in fluid communication with the first and second chambers, the first and second fluids moveable between the first and second chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Aubin Limited
    Inventor: Patrick Collins
  • Patent number: 11191216
    Abstract: A conveying device for conveying crop material from a pick-up mechanism to a baler comprises a conveying channel having a base comprising an upstream base part and a downstream base part. The downstream end of the upstream base part is supported on a pair of first resilient mounting members and the upstream end of the downstream base part is supported on a pair of second resilient support members. The first and second resilient support members, in response to the force with which crop material is being urged by the feed rotor against the upstream and downstream base parts exceeding respective first and second predefined values, yield. This results in downward displacement of the upstream base part and the downstream base part to permit crop material to pass through the conveying channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: McHale Engineering
    Inventors: Padraic Christopher McHale, Martin William McHale, Paul Gerard McHale, James John Heaney, Gerard Patrick Sheridan, Donal Patrick Collins, John Alexander Warren, John Patrick Biggins
  • Patent number: 11148289
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for an end effector for automated identification and handling of an object. The end effector includes an entangling structure that can be positioned over an entanglement point of an overpackage in which a desired object is location using sensors. Using the location information, the end effector can identify a path to the entanglement location and detect whether the overpackage is engaged by detecting environmental changes at the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tye Brady, Anthony Catacchio, Brendan Patrick Collins, Gregory Longtine, Jon Taylor, Taylor Tobin
  • Patent number: D941551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ASTRAL CANNABIS, LLC
    Inventors: Elaine Nahar Rahman, Kevin Patrick Collins, II, Michael Daniel Lopez
  • Patent number: D956111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: McHale Engineering
    Inventors: Donal Patrick Collins, Paul McHale
  • Patent number: D962958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Collins, Victor Blanco, Michelle Cupersmith
  • Patent number: D970564
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: McHale Engineering
    Inventors: Donal Patrick Collins, Paul McHale