Patents by Inventor Peter Whitehead

Peter Whitehead 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: 20200138295
    Abstract: Detection systems and methods configured to scan and interpret a suspected infection at in vivo biological target site, comprising emitting excitation light selected to elicit fluorescent light from a suspected infection at the target site; sensing fluorescent light emanating from the target site elicited by such excitation light; sensing heat levels above ambient body temperature emanating from the target site; and then based at least in part on the sensed fluorescent light and the heat levels, determining a probability whether the target site comprises an infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: YES Biotechology Inc
    Inventor: Peter Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20200121190
    Abstract: Detection systems and methods configured to scan and interpret a suspected infection at in vivo biological target site, comprising emitting excitation light selected to elicit fluorescent light from a suspected infection at the target site; sensing fluorescent light emanating from the target site elicited by such excitation light; sensing heat levels above ambient body temperature emanating from the target site; and then based at least in part on the sensed fluorescent light and the heat levels, determining a probability whether the target site comprises an infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: YES Biotechology Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20200128701
    Abstract: A crossflow heat-exchanger has first and second sets of fluid-flow channels arranged such that each set crosses the other to afford heat-exchange between cooling air in the first set and hot air in the second set, without the cooling air and the hot air contacting one another. A first series of fans causes flow of the external cooling air through the rows. A second series of fans causes flow of the internal hot air through the columns. External and internal fan controllers control the speed of each fan independently such that external cooling air flows through different rows at different rates and internal hot air flows through different columns at different rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Whitehead, Jonathan Shires, Gary Greenwood, Peter Francis
  • Publication number: 20200107787
    Abstract: A method for determining a disease state prediction, relating to a potential disease or medical condition of a subject, includes accessing a set of subject images, the subject images capturing a part of a subject's body, and accessing a set of clinical factors from the subject. The clinical factors are collected by a device or a medical practitioner substantially contemporaneously with the capture of the subject images. The subject images are inputted into an image model to generate disease metrics for disease prediction for the subject. The disease metrics generated by the image model and the clinical factors are inputted into a classifier to determine the disease state prediction, and the disease state prediction is returned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Sarbjit Sarkaria, Steven Rebiffe, Udit Gupta, Mahendran Maliapen, Peter Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20190177289
    Abstract: Aminoalcohol lipidoids are prepared by reacting an amine with an epoxide-terminated compound are described. Methods of preparing aminoalcohol lipidoids from commercially available starting materials are also provided. Aminoalcohol lipidoids may be prepared from racemic or stereochemically pure epoxides. Aminoalcohol lipidoids or salts forms thereof are preferably biodegradable and biocompatible and may be used in a variety of drug delivery systems. Given the amino moiety of these aminoalcohol lipidoid compounds, they are particularly suited for the delivery of polynucleotides. Complexes, micelles, liposomes or particles containing the inventive lipidoids and polynucleotide have been prepared. The inventive lipidoids may also be used in preparing microparticles for drug delivery. They are particularly useful in delivering labile agents given their ability to buffer the pH of their surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Kerry Peter Mahon, Kevin Thomas Love, Christopher G. Levins, Kathryn Ann Whitehead, Robert S. Langer, Daniel Griffith Anderson
  • Publication number: 20170156597
    Abstract: Detection systems and methods configured to scan and interpret a suspected infection at in vivo biological target site, comprising emitting excitation light selected to elicit fluorescent light from a suspected infection at the target site; sensing fluorescent light emanating from the target site elicited by such excitation light; sensing heat levels above ambient body temperature emanating from the target site; and then based at least in part on the sensed fluorescent light and the heat levels, determining a probability whether the target site comprises an infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: YES Biotechnology Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20140207003
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to detecting disease, such as oral cancer, in a patient, using a viewing scope to investigate a patient's tissues. The systems and methods excite and detect fluorescence from the tissue. The fluorescence can then be evaluated, and the possibility of certain diseases such as cancer can be determined. The devices include an ambient light management system (ALMS, often referred to as a “vestibular device”) that manages background light in the health practitioner's office. This device can be used with scope systems for fluorescence based detection of abnormal tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: LED Medical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Terence J. Gilhuly, Peter Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20110275900
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to detecting disease, such as oral cancer, in a patient, using a viewing scope to investigate a patient's tissues. The systems and methods excite and detect fluorescence from the tissue. The fluorescence can then be evaluated, and the possibility of certain diseases such as cancer can be determined. The devices include an ambient light management system (ALMS, often referred to as a “vestibular device”) that manages background light in the health practitioner's office. This device can be used with scope systems for fluorescence based detection of abnormal tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: LED MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: TERENCE J. GILHULY, PETER WHITEHEAD
  • Publication number: 20100292580
    Abstract: Septic barriers interposed between a target tissue such as an oral or vaginal cavity, exposed epidermis, or wound or surgical site, and a user and his/her optical interrogation instruments to reduce cross-infection and/or contamination. In certain embodiments, the septic barrier is substantially transparent for viewing purposes and is typically effectively non-fluorescent, particularly when used for investigating autofluorescence or other fluorescence emanating from a target, so as to have little or no effect on the measurements and observations being made. The sepsis barrier can comprises a window through which the user sees the tissue, a frame holding the window, and an attachment structure, such as threads or bayonet attachment, configured to connect the barrier to the instrument. If desired, the system can also have an optional attachment mechanism for permanent or temporary connection of a further instrument to the frame, such as a tissue retractor configured to aid manipulation of the target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: LED Medical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Terence J. Gilhuly, Scott Benjamin, David Morgan, Pierre Lane, Peter Whitehead, Ricardo Romero
  • Publication number: 20090082695
    Abstract: Handheld imaging and sampling probe systems, and related devices, kits, methods, etc., that may improve the general comfort of gynecological examinations and/or obtaining samples of cells from the vagina or cervix, and may also improve sample collection and thus possibly improve the sensitivity and specificity. The devices comprise an imaging and sample collection probe sized for easy and comfortable insertion into the vagina without requiring the use of a speculum comprising a proximally located handle and at least one relatively thin extension that extends distally from the handle. The probe further comprises at least one light emitter that emits illumination light toward the target tissue, at least one imaging system that detects and images examination light emanating from the target tissue, and a biopsy channel configured to transmit to the target tissue a retractable biopsy or surgical device able to retractably contact the target tissue, typically to obtain a sample of cells from the target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: LED Medical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Whitehead
  • Publication number: 20080045799
    Abstract: An autofluorescence light examination system having a plurality of modular parts includes a main body, a light source, and at least two detachable instruments. The main body is configured to deliver light to a target tissue and contains at least one optical element configured so that a user can directly view the target tissue through the main body while the target tissue is illuminated by the light source. The main body is further configured to accept at least two detachable instruments that are configured to deliver light to at least two different target tissues located at at least two different areas of the body and configured such that a user can directly view the target tissue through the main body while the target tissue is illuminated by the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Whitehead, Terence Gilhuly, Pierre Lane
  • Publication number: 20080004497
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods providing speculums constructed to be substantially or completely non-fluorescent. The speculums can be, for example, constructed entirely of non-fluorescent material such as very dark (e.g., black, dark charcoal gray, navy blue) plastic. The speculums can also be any given material and coated with a substantially non-fluorescing material such as a low-fluorescent paint or laminate, or otherwise constructed and configured in any desired manner providing the feature(s) discussed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Whitehead, Pierre Lane
  • Publication number: 20070297075
    Abstract: An accessory system for a vehicle includes an accessory module, at least one accessory and an attachment member at an interior surface of a vehicle windshield. The at least one accessory comprises a camera having a lens, with the camera being disposed in the accessory module, and the accessory module comprising structure to angle the camera with respect to a windshield facing portion of the accessory module. The camera has a forward field of view through the vehicle windshield when the accessory module is mounted to the attachment member. The accessory system may include a resilient element disposed between the windshield facing portion and the interior surface of the vehicle windshield to cushion and/or seal the accessory module relative to the interior surface when the accessory module is mounted to the attachment member at the interior surface of the vehicle windshield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Schofield, Joshua DeWard, Peter Whitehead, Niall Lynam
  • Publication number: 20070285789
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror assembly includes a human machine interface having at least one user actuatable input accessible at a portion of the mirror casing. The user actuatable input provides user input to at least one element of circuitry that is disposed in the mirror casing, the interior rearview mirror assembly and/or an accessory module. The circuitry is associated with at least one of (i) a moisture sensor, (ii) a blower motor, (iii) a cabin air monitoring device that monitors the air within the cabin of the vehicle, (iv) a cabin air monitoring device that monitors the level of carbon monoxide in the air within the cabin of the vehicle, (v) an air intake, (vi) a remote ignition system, (vii) a humidity sensing device, and (viii) a display device disposed behind a transflective mirror reflector of the interior rearview mirror assembly and visible to the driver when displaying information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: DONNELLY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Lindahl, Peter Whitehead, Niall Lynam, John Uken, Lee Karner, Richard Hook
  • Patent number: 7295706
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for analyzing known data, and storing the known data in a pattern database (“PDB”) as a template is provided. Additional methods are provided for comparing target data against the templates in the PDB. The data is stored in such a way as to facilitate the visual recognition of desired patterns or indicia indicating the presence of a desired or undesired feature within the new data. The apparatus and method is applicable to a variety of applications where large amounts of information are generated, and/or if the data exhibits fractal or chaotic attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Chroma Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wentland, Peter Whitehead, Frederic S. Young
  • Publication number: 20070246967
    Abstract: An exterior accessory assembly or module for a vehicle door assembly comprises an exterior rearview mirror and/or door cap assembly, which may further include a cover member, a door handle, window frame, window seal and/or an exterior rearview mirror assembly. The vehicle door assembly includes a door frame, which includes a cap and/or mirror mounting region, a lock and/or latch mechanism, a mirror connector, electronic controls, regulators, trim pieces, and/or the like, and is mountable to a vehicle at the vehicle assembly plant as a single unit. The exterior rearview mirror and/or the cap assembly may mount to the modular door and provide an exterior rearview mirror, a window frame and/or door handle. The latch and/or mirror connectors provide for connection to the handle and/or mirror assembly, respectively, of the accessory module as the accessory module is affixed to the door frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: DONNELLY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Niall Lynam, Peter Whitehead, David Nestell, Loren Renkema
  • Publication number: 20070109804
    Abstract: An exterior mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a signal light or security light that provides illumination at a side of the vehicle. The exterior mirror assembly includes a housing with a reflective element, and may include a positioning device for adjusting the position of the reflective element in the housing. The signal light includes a light source and may be adapted to project light from a non-folding portion or support member of the mirror housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: Donnelly Corporation, a corporation of the State of Michigan
    Inventors: Todd Pastrick, Michiel van de Ven, Peter Whitehead, Rick Mousseau, Niall Lynam
  • Patent number: 7188092
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus are provided for applying templates to find deposits of oil and natural gas. A personal computer is used to perform calculations on known data to generate hyperdimensional templates that are stored within a pattern database. The hyperdimensional templates are generated in a layered series of cutting, attributing, and statisizing phases using data known to represent existing oil and gas reservoirs. The hyperdimensional templates are stored in a pattern database. The templates are used in comparison to target data sets in order to detect patterns that are consistent with reserves of oil and/or natural gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Chroma Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wentland, Peter Whitehead
  • Patent number: 7184991
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for analyzing known data, storing the known data in a pattern database (“PDB”) as a template is provided. Additional methods are provided for comparing new data against the templates in the PDB. The data is stored in such a way as to facilitate the visual recognition of desired patterns or indicia indicating the presence of a desired or undesired feature within the new data. The apparatus and method is applicable to a variety of applications where large amounts of information are generated, and/or if the data exhibits fractal or chaotic attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Chroma Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wentland, Peter Whitehead, Fredric S. Young, Jawad Mokhtar, Bradley C. Wallet, Dennis Johnson
  • Patent number: 7162463
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and set of methods are provided for building templates that can be used in the exploration and production oil and gas deposits. A personal computer is used to perform calculations on known data to generate hyperdimensional templates that are stored within a pattern database. The hyperdimensional templates are generated in a layered series of cutting, attributing, and statisizing phases using data known to represent existing oil and gas reservoirs. The hyperdimensional templates are stored in a pattern database. Methods are provided for identifying misclassifications and otherwise determine the quality of the templates in the pattern database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Chroma Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wentland, Peter Whitehead