Patents by Inventor Robert Decker

Robert Decker 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: 10806854
    Abstract: An insertion mechanism for a drug pump includes an insertion mechanism housing; a manifold guide; an insertion biasing members initially held in an energized state; a retraction biasing member and a hub connected to a proximal end of a needle, wherein the retraction biasing member is held initially in an energized state between the hub and the manifold guide; and a manifold having a septum and a cannula, wherein the annular space between the septum and the cannula defines a manifold header. The needle and cannula are inserted into the body of a user by the insertion biasing member(s), after which only the needle is retracted. Retraction of the needle may open a fluid pathway from the manifold header to the body through the cannula. A drug delivery pump includes an activation mechanism, a drive mechanism, a fluid pathway connection, and the insertion mechanism. Assembly and operation methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: UNL Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Robert Decker, Gautam N. Shetty, Mark A. DeStefano, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 10602232
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides an interactive, multi-platform video network. In another aspect, the invention provides a dynamic scheduling method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MUSIC CHOICE
    Inventors: Stephen D. Malaby, Bryan J. LeBlanc, Dow Seng Lam, Mateti Siva Ram, Ivan Fokin, Peter H. D. Glenn, Robert A. Decker, Fei Wan, Qingrui Liu, Angelica Casey, Alan Christopher Hummel, Kevin Todd Boone
  • Patent number: 10538753
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of making multifunctional microbial cellulases. The engineered multifunctional microbial cellulases disclosed herein exhibit improved activity over native cellulases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainably Enegry, LLC
    Inventors: Roman Brunecky, Venkataramanan Subramanian, Stephen Robert Decker, Michael E. Himmel
  • Patent number: 10329548
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are chimeric Cel7A polypeptides useful for producing biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Venkataramanan Subramanian, Michael E. Himmel, Stephen Robert Decker, Gregg Tyler Beckham, Jeffrey G. Linger
  • Publication number: 20190022306
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wearable drug delivery device including a container filled at least partially with a drug including at least one of a PCSK9 (Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9) specific antibody, a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), a sclerostin antibody, or a calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antibody. The wearable drug delivery device may include a needle and an insertion mechanism configured to insert the needle into a patient. A fluid pathway connector may define a sterile fluid flowpath between the container and the insertion mechanism. Optionally, a cannula initially disposed about the needle may be included. The cannula may be retained in the patient at an injection site created by the needle after the needle is withdrawn from the patient. Methods of assembly and operation are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Amgen Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. GIBSON, Sheldon B. MOBERG, Basel Hasan TAHA, Margaux Frances BOYAVAL, Mark A. DESTEFANO, John C. LOVE, Ian B. HANSON, Paul F. BENTE, IV, Matthew J. CLEMENTE, Rajan RAMASWAMY, Daniel S. CODD, Scott BEAVER, Kevin L. BOKELMAN, Sean M. O'CONNOR, Robert DECKER, Gautam N. SHETTY, Ryan M. AGARD, Nicholas J. CICCARELLI, Daniel DAVENPORT
  • Publication number: 20180355333
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are chimeric Cel7A polypeptides useful for producing biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Venkataramanan Subramanian, Michael E. Himmel, Stephen Robert Decker, Gregg Tyler Beckham, Jeffrey G. Linger
  • Publication number: 20180273926
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of making multifunctional microbial cellulases. The engineered multifunctional microbial cellulases disclosed herein exhibit improved activity over native cellulases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Roman BRUNECKY, Venkataramanan SUBRAMANIAN, Stephen Robert DECKER, Michael E. HIMMEL
  • Patent number: 9987421
    Abstract: A cannula for administration of a medicine to a target location includes a tube with at least one nodule disposed along the circumferential surface and spaced at a defined distance from the distal end of the tube. An arrangement for delivery of a medicine to a target location includes the cannula and a pump fluidly coupled to the cannula. The distal end of the cannula may be inserted into a target location until the nodule reaches a surface that limits a depth of penetration before delivery of the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: UNL Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Robert Decker, Gautam N. Shetty, Devin Sell
  • Patent number: 9820005
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides an interactive, multi-platform video network. In another aspect, the invention provides a dynamic scheduling method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: MUSIC CHOICE
    Inventors: Stephen D. Malaby, Bryan J. Leblanc, Dow Seng Lam, Mateti Siva Ram, Ivan Fokin, Peter H. D. Glenn, Robert A. Decker, Fei Wan, Qingrui Liu, Angelica Casey, Alan Christopher Hummel, Kevin Todd Boone
  • Publication number: 20170080149
    Abstract: An insertion mechanism for a drug pump includes an insertion mechanism housing; a manifold guide; an insertion biasing members initially held in an energized state; a retraction biasing member and a hub connected to a proximal end of a needle, wherein the retraction biasing member is held initially in an energized state between the hub and the manifold guide; and a manifold having a septum and a cannula, wherein the annular space between the septum and the cannula defines a manifold header. The needle and cannula are inserted into the body of a user by the insertion biasing member(s), after which only the needle is retracted. Retraction of the needle may open a fluid pathway from the manifold header to the body through the cannula. A drug delivery pump includes an activation mechanism, a drive mechanism, a fluid pathway connection, and the insertion mechanism. Assembly and operation methods are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Unitract Syringe PTY LTD
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Robert Decker, Gautam N. Shetty, Mark A. DeStefano, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 9511189
    Abstract: An insertion mechanism for a drug pump includes an insertion mechanism housing; a manifold guide; an insertion biasing members initially held in an energized state; a retraction biasing member and a hub connected to a proximal end of a needle, wherein the retraction biasing member is held initially in an energized state between the hub and the manifold guide; and a manifold having a septum and a cannula, wherein the annular space between the septum and the cannula defines a manifold header. The needle and cannula are inserted into the body of a user by the insertion biasing member(s), after which only the needle is retracted. Retraction of the needle may open a fluid pathway from the manifold header to the body through the cannula. A drug delivery pump includes an activation mechanism, a drive mechanism, a fluid pathway connection, and the insertion mechanism. Assembly and operation methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Unitract Syringe PTY LTD
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Robert Decker, Gautam N. Shetty, Mark A. DeStefano, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 9352084
    Abstract: A cannula for administration of a medicine to a target location includes a tube with at least one nodule disposed along the circumferential surface and spaced at a defined distance from the distal end of the tube. An arrangement for delivery of a medicine to a target location includes the cannula and a pump fluidly coupled to the cannula. The distal end of the cannula may be inserted into a target location until the nodule reaches a surface that limits a depth of penetration before delivery of the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: UNITRACT SYRINGE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Robert Decker, Gautam N. Shetty, Devin Sell
  • Patent number: 9271019
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides an interactive, multi-platform video network. In another aspect, the invention provides a dynamic scheduling method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: Stephen D. Malaby, Bryan J. LeBlanc, Dow Seng Lam, Mateti Siva Ram, Ivan Fokin, Peter H. D. Glenn, Robert A. Decker, Fei Wan, Qingrui Liu, Angelica Casey, Alan Christopher Hummel, Kevin Todd Boone
  • Patent number: 9232253
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides an interactive, multi-platform video network. In another aspect, the invention provides a dynamic scheduling method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: Stephen D. Malaby, Bryan J. LeBlanc, Dow Seng Lam, Mateti Siva Ram, Robert A. Decker, Fei Wan, Qingrui Liu, Angelica Casey
  • Publication number: 20150297829
    Abstract: A cannula for administration of a medicine to a target location includes a tube with at least one nodule disposed along the circumferential surface and spaced at a defined distance from the distal end of the tube. An arrangement for delivery of a medicine to a target location includes the cannula and a pump fluidly coupled to the cannula. The distal end of the cannula may be inserted into a target location until the nodule reaches a surface that limits a depth of penetration before delivery of the medication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Decker, Gautam N. Shetty, Devin Sell
  • Patent number: 8789124
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides an interactive, multi-platform video network. In another aspect, the invention provides a dynamic scheduling method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: Stephen D. Malaby, Bryan J. LeBlanc, Dow Seng Lam, Mateti Siva Ram, Ivan Fokin, Peter H. D. Glenn, Robert A. Decker, Fei Wan, Qingrui Liu, Angelica Casey, Alan Christopher Hummel, Kevin Todd Boone
  • Patent number: 8732773
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides an interactive, multi-platform video network. In another aspect, the invention provides a dynamic scheduling method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: Stephen D. Malaby, Bryan J. LeBlanc, Dow Seng Lam, Mateti Siva Ram, Robert A. Decker, Fei Wan, Qingrui Liu, Angelica Casey
  • Publication number: 20130060233
    Abstract: An insertion mechanism for a drug pump includes an insertion mechanism housing; a manifold guide; an insertion biasing members initially held in an energized state; a retraction biasing member and a hub connected to a proximal end of a needle, wherein the retraction biasing member is held initially in an energized state between the hub and the manifold guide; and a manifold having a septum and a cannula, wherein the annular space between the septum and the cannula defines a manifold header. The needle and cannula are inserted into the body of a user by the insertion biasing member(s), after which only the needle is retracted. Retraction of the needle may open a fluid pathway from the manifold header to the body through the cannula. A drug delivery pump includes an activation mechanism, a drive mechanism, a fluid pathway connection, and the insertion mechanism. Assembly and operation methods are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: UNITRACT SYRINGE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Robert Decker, Gautam N. Shetty, Mark A. DeStefano, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Publication number: 20130035662
    Abstract: A cannula for administration of a medicine to a target location includes a tube with at least one nodule disposed along the circumferential surface and spaced at a defined distance from the distal end of the tube. An arrangement for delivery of a medicine to a target location includes the cannula and a pump fluidly coupled to the cannula. The distal end of the cannula may be inserted into a target location until the nodule reaches a surface that limits a depth of penetration before delivery of the medication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: UNITRACT SYRINGE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Robert Decker, Gautam N. Shetty, Devin Sell
  • Publication number: 20070019499
    Abstract: A concrete mixer truck includes a truck chassis having a cab mounted at the front of the chassis. A mixing drum adapted to receive, mix and dispense concrete is mounted at a rear end of the chassis. The drum has a discharge end which faces the cab. A collector is located above the cab roof and is spaced apart from the mixing drum. A conveyor device mounted on a support frame is located generally between the cab and the drum and is utilized to transport concrete from the discharge end of said mixing drum up an inclined slope to the collector. A placement chute system directs a gravity flow of concrete from said collector to a desired location. The mixer truck utilizes the chassis, drum and other components of a standard rear discharge mixer truck to create a new type of front discharge mixer which has many of the advantages of existing front discharge mixer trucks at a reduced cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Brett Shumaker, Allen Thomas, Craig Beal, Matthew Keiser, Robert Decker, Steven Shooter