Patents by Inventor Roderick A. Hyde

Roderick A. Hyde 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: 10788624
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an array of elements forms an artificially-structured material. The artificially-structured material can also include an array of tuning mechanisms included as part of the array of elements that are configured to change material properties of the artificially-structured material on a per-element basis. The tuning mechanisms can change the material properties of the artificially-structured material by changing operational properties of the elements in the array of elements on a per-element basis based on one or a combination of stimuli detected by sensors included in the array of tuning mechanisms, programmable circuit modules included as part of the array of tuning mechanisms, data stored at individual data stores included as part of the array of tuning mechanisms, and communications transmitted through interconnects included as part of the array of elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Arnitz, Patrick Bowen, Seyedmohammadreza Faghih Imani, Joseph Hagerty, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Guy S. Lipworth, Nathan P. Myhrvold, David R. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav Urzhumov, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10786626
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include measuring at least one effect of a combined bioactive agent and artificial sensory experience on an individual and/or modifying at least one of the bioactive agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on the at least one effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10785832
    Abstract: Various methods for sensing and/or heating that utilize nanostructures or carbon structures, such as nanotubes, nanotube meshes, or graphene sheets, are disclosed. In some methods, at least a pair of contacts are electrically coupled with a given nanostructure or carbon structure to sense a change or to pass a current for heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Caldeira, Peter L. Hagelstein, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, David Schurig, Clarence T. Tegreene, Thomas Allan Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10780017
    Abstract: An embodiment of a system for treating sleep apnea includes a collar, a pump, a motor, a sensor, and a controller. The collar is configured to maintain an airway of a subject open while the subject is sleeping by applying, to a throat of the subject, a negative pressure having a magnitude, and the pump is configured to generate the negative pressure. The motor is configured to drive the pump, and the sensor is configured to generate a sense signal that is related to a degree to which the airway is open. And the controller is configured to vary the magnitude of the negative pressure in response to the sense signal. For example, one or more of the pump, motor, sensor, and controller can be secured to the collar such that the system is self-contained, i.e., the entire sleep-apnea system can be worn by the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Somne LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Gary L. McKnight, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Dennis J. Rivet, Katherine A. Sharadin, Michael A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10783989
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods, devices, and computer systems thereof for automated data collection from a subject. In certain embodiments, one or more characteristics of a subject are sensed, and the subject is given a queue status indicator based on a comparison of the subject's one or more sensed characteristics with corresponding sensed characteristics from other subjects. In one embodiment, the subject is a healthcare worker and the system, methods, and devices are utilized to evaluate the overall health of the worker as part of the check-in process for work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Michael H. Baym, Philip A. Welkhoff, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10772507
    Abstract: Breast monitoring systems are described including a breast sensor device having a substrate fabricated to substantially conform to one or more breasts of a subject, dynamically bendable optical fibers, and a connector; a light source configured to operably couple with the optical fibers through the connector; a photodetector configured to operably couple with the optical fibers through the connector and positioned to detect light transmission through the optical fibers; a reporting device; and a microcontroller including a microprocessor and circuitry, the circuitry including input circuitry configured to receive a first set of signals and at least one second set of signals from the photodetector; calculation circuitry configured to calculate a curvature delta value based on a comparison of the first and at least one second set of signals, and calculate a breast volume delta value from the calculated curvature delta value; and reporting circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Wayne R. Kindsvogel, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Charles Whitmer
  • Patent number: 10765817
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods that may be used to controllably deliver alcohol to a subject using an inhaler, wherein the inhaler may include a housing having a flow channel coupled to an ethanol-containing inhalant reservoir, an actuator configured to facilitate release of the inhalant, a constituent sensor, and a control unit. The control unit may accept parameters associated with the subject, create an inhalant delivery regime, and control operation of the actuator based at least partially on a sensed constituent level to facilitate release of an ethanol-containing inhalant from the reservoir into the flow channel in accordance with the regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha, LLC
    Inventors: Edward S. Boyden, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10758673
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems and methods of dispensing one or more medicaments to a subject. The systems and methods utilize at least one flexible compression garment having one or more medicament dispensers therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Max N. Mankin, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10745468
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are disclosed herein for producing one or more immunoglobulins in an isolated cytotoxic B lymphocyte cell line. An isolated cell line includes an isolated B lymphocyte cell line capable of expressing at least one exogenously incorporated membrane immunoglobulin capable of binding to a first antigen and at least one endogenous secreted immunoglobulin capable of binding to a second antigen, and further capable of expressing at least one exogenously incorporated recombinant B cell receptor that signals for expression of cytotoxic effector molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Kota Biotherapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Wayne R. Kindsvogel, Gary L. McKnight
  • Patent number: 10736564
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for enhancing learning of a motor task are described. The system controls delivery of an example or prompt to the subject via one or more of an audio, video, or other output device. A learning enhancing transcutaneous neural stimulus is delivered in association with the example or prompt. Electrical control circuitry controls timing of delivery of neural stimuli and prompts or examples. The system may be implemented in connection with a personal computing device, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Eric C. Leuthardt, Stephen L. Malaska, Elizabeth A. Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20200245922
    Abstract: Breast monitoring systems and methods are described including a flexible substrate fabricated to substantially conform to one or more breasts of a subject; dynamically bendable optical fibers associated with the flexible substrate; a light source operably coupled to the optical fibers; a photodetector positioned to detect light reception from the optical fibers; a reporting device; and a microcontroller including a microprocessor and circuitry, wherein the circuitry includes input circuitry configured to receive a first set of signals and at least one second set of signals from the photodetector; calculation circuitry configured to calculate a curvature delta value based on a comparison of the received first and at least one second set of signals, and calculate a breast volume delta value from the calculated curvature delta value; and reporting circuitry configured to transmit a signal to the reporting device based on the calculated breast volume delta value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Wayne R. Kindsvogel, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Charles Whitmer
  • Patent number: 10733396
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a mobile device continuously and/or automatically scans a user environment for tags containing non-human-readable data. The mobile device may continuously and/or automatically scan the environment for tags without being specifically directed at a particular tag. The mobile device may be adapted to scan for audio tags, radio frequency tags, and/or image tags. The mobile device may be configured to scan for and identify tags within the user environment that satisfy a user preference. The mobile device may perform an action in response to identifying a tag that satisfies a user preference. The mobile device may be configured to scan for a wide variety of tags, including tags in the form of quick response codes, steganographic content, audio watermarks, audio outside of a human audible range, radio frequency identification tags, long wavelength identification tags, near field communication tags, and/or a Memory Spot device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Gerrity, William Gates, Pablos Holman, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Keith D. Rosema, Clarence T. Tegreene, Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10716727
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a garment system including at least one muscle or at least one joint activity sensor, and at least one actuator that operates responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one muscle or the at least one joint activity sensor to cause a flexible compression garment to selectively compress against or selectively relieve compression against at least one body part of a subject. Embodiments disclosed herein also relate to methods of using such garment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200215255
    Abstract: Devices, systems, or methods are disclosed herein for treatment of disease in a vertebrate subject. The device can include a quasi-planar substrate; and one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types at least partially embedded within the quasi-planar substrate, wherein the one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types is configured to interact with one or more cell types. The device can further include one or more sensors configured to detect at least one aspect of an interaction between the at least one of the one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types and the one or more cell types; and a controller in communication with the one or more sensors, wherein the controller is configured to responsively initiate modification of at least one of the one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types, the quasi-planar substrate, and the one or more cell types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200214566
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward S. Boyden, Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Dennis J. Rivet, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10705203
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with an antenna system comprising a tension member configured to be towed by an aerial platform. In some embodiments, a first end of the tension member may be secured to the aerial platform and the second end may extend unsecured from the aerial platform at a different elevation than the first end. A plurality of antenna assemblies, each comprising at least one antenna, may be secured to and spaced along the length of the tension member. Each of the plurality of antennas may be adapted for use with a particular frequency or frequency bandwidth. For example, each of the plurality of antennas may be adapted or tuned for one or more frequencies useful for synthetic aperture radar (SAR). In some embodiments, a receiving system, a communication link, and/or an antenna location system may be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10706979
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide automated nuclear fission reactors and methods for their operation. Exemplary embodiments and aspects include, without limitation, controlling a propagating nuclear deflagration wave within a burning wavefront heat generating region, moveable neutron modifying structures, variable burn-up, programmable nuclear thermostats, fast flux irradiation, temperature-driven surface area/volume ratio neutron absorption, low coolant temperature cores, refueling, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TERRAPOWER, LLC.
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10695570
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for enhancing learning of an activity by a subject are described. A prompt for causing the subject to perform the activity is delivered repeatedly, in combination with a neural stimulus, with timing of delivery of prompts and neural stimuli controlled by electrical control circuitry. Neural stimuli are delivered with a transcutaneous neural stimulator located fitted in or on at least a portion of an ear of the subject. The system is implemented in connection with a personal computing device such as a smart phone or tablet computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Eric C. Leuthardt, Stephen L. Malaska, Elizabeth A. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10692599
    Abstract: A patient medical support system is provided including at least one article of medical equipment and a two-way audio-visual system. Such equipment may be used, for example, for telemedicine applications by a patient discharged from a hospital, or other subject in need of remote health care monitoring. Electrical control circuitry is provided for monitoring and controlling usage of the medical support system, including determining operational mode and amount of usage of the medical equipment and/or telepresence system. Electrical control circuitry is provided for controlling a controllable lighting system of the patient medical support system to influence the amount or type of medically useful information in an image of the patient for remote visual monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10683365
    Abstract: Devices, compositions, and methods are described which provide a tubular nanostructure or a composite tubular nanostructure targeted to a lipid bilayer membrane. The tubular nanostructure includes a hydrophobic surface region flanked by two hydrophilic surface regions. The tubular nanostructure is configured to interact with a lipid bilayer membrane and form a pore in the lipid bilayer membrane. The tubular nanostructure may be targeted by including at least one ligand configured to bind to one or more cognates on the lipid bilayer membrane of a target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: DEEP SCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Ed Harlow, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Dennis J. Rivet, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood