Patents by Inventor Roger Davis

Roger Davis 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: 20190249244
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides biochips and methods for making biochips. A biochip can comprise a nanopore in a membrane (e.g., lipid bilayer) adjacent or in proximity to an electrode. Methods are described for forming the membrane and insert-ing the nanopore into the membrane. The biochips and methods can be used for nucleic acid (e.g., DNA) sequencing. The present disclosure also describes methods for detecting, sorting, and binning molecules (e.g., proteins) using biochips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: GENIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Randall DAVIS, Roger CHEN
  • Patent number: 10371692
    Abstract: A method of forming a nanopore in a lipid bilayer is disclosed. A nanopore forming solution is deposited over a lipid bilayer. The nanopore forming solution has a concentration level and a corresponding activity level of pore molecules such that nanopores are substantially not formed un-stimulated in the lipid bilayer. Formation of a nanopore in the lipid bilayer is initiated by applying an agitation stimulus level to the lipid bilayer. In some embodiments, the concentration level and the corresponding activity level of pore molecules are at levels such that less than 30 percent of a plurality of available lipid bilayers have nanopores formed un-stimulated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GENIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roger J. A. Chen, Randy Davis
  • Publication number: 20190237108
    Abstract: Arrangements involving portable devices (e.g., smartphones and tablet computers) are disclosed. One arrangement enables a content creator to select software with which that creator's content should be rendered—assuring continuity between artistic intention and delivery. Another utilizes a device camera to identify nearby subjects, and take actions based thereon. Others rely on near field chip (RFID) identification of objects, or on identification of audio streams (e.g., music, voice). Some technologies concern improvements to the user interfaces associated with such devices. Others involve use of these devices in connection with shopping, text entry, sign language interpretation, and vision-based discovery. Still other improvements are architectural in nature, e.g., relating to evidence-based state machines, and blackboard systems. Yet other technologies concern use of linked data in portable devices—some of which exploit GPU capabilities. Still other technologies concern computational photography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce L. Davis, Tony F. Rodriguez, Geoffrey B. Rhoads, William Y. Conwell, Jerrine K. Owen, Adnan M. Alattar, Eliot Rogers, Brett A. Bradley, Alastair M. Reed, Robert Craig Brandis
  • Publication number: 20190233873
    Abstract: An automated system for identifying in a biological sample microorganisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility (AST). The system provided an automated platform for preparing, from a single biological sample, inoculates for both ID and AST. The system loads a plate for ID testing as samples are being prepared for AST testing. The system tracks the sample and the inoculates from the samples to link the test results to the sample and the patients from whom the sample was obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Edward Armstrong, John Thulin Page, Ben Turng, Glen Richard Davis, Strett Roger Nicolson, Timothy Hansen
  • Publication number: 20190226709
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is configured to receive a signal from a thermostat. The signal instructs the HVAC system to operate a component in a partial load mode. The HVAC system is further configured to determine that the component has exceeded its operating envelope. In response to determining that the component has exceeded its operating envelope, the HVAC system is configured to operate the component according to an override configuration. The override configuration overrides the signal to operate the component in the partial load mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Walter Davis, II, Roger Hundt, Colin Clara, Eric Perez
  • Patent number: 10360671
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tool health monitoring and matching through integrated real-time data collection, event prioritization, and automated determination of matched states through image analysis are disclosed. Data from the semiconductor production tools can be received in real-time. A control limit impact (CLI) of the parametric data and the defect attributes data can be determined and causation factors can be prioritized. Image analysis techniques can compare images and can be used to judge tool matching, such as by identifying one of the states at which the two or more of the semiconductor manufacturing tools match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Ravichander Rao, Gary Taan, Andreas Russ, Bjorn Brauer, Roger Davis, Bryant Mantiply, Swati Ramanathan, Karen Biagini
  • Publication number: 20190217552
    Abstract: Techniques for forming a nanopore in a lipid bilayer are described herein. In one example, an agitation stimulus level such as an electrical agitation stimulus is applied to a lipid bilayer wherein the agitation stimulus level tends to facilitate the formation of nanopores in the lipid bilayer. In some embodiments, a change in an electrical property of the lipid bilayer resulting from the formation of the nanopore in the lipid bilayer is detected, and a nanopore has formed in the lipid bilayer is determined based on the detected change in the lipid bilayer electrical property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Roger J.A. Chen, Randy Davis
  • Patent number: 10343350
    Abstract: Techniques for forming a nanopore in a lipid bilayer are described herein. In one example, an agitation stimulus level such as an electrical agitation stimulus is applied to a lipid bilayer wherein the agitation stimulus level tends to facilitate the formation of nanopores in the lipid bilayer. In some embodiments, a change in an electrical property of the lipid bilayer resulting from the formation of the nanopore in the lipid bilayer is detected, and a nanopore has formed in the lipid bilayer is determined based on the detected change in the lipid bilayer electrical property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Genia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. A. Chen, Randy Davis
  • Patent number: 10325525
    Abstract: A combination wristband and label form has a front ply and a back ply. The front ply has a top portion having a plurality of labels die cut therein and a bottom portion with a generally rectangular wristband configured to receive indicia, and an outer portion surrounding the wristband. The wristband is separable from the form and is formed of a single ply of water-resistant material, and has a first lateral end and a second lateral end. The back ply is at least partially coated in a control bond adhesive and further includes at least one area of silicone. The control bond adhesive includes between about 1 kg and 2 kg of a flexible adhesive; between about 1 kg and 2 kg of water; between about 12 g and 16 g gypsum, and between about 13 g and 23 g fumed silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Davis, Gina Staudinger, Jesse Crum
  • Patent number: 10316360
    Abstract: Provided is a method for detecting a target molecule. The method includes providing a chip, the chip including a nanopore in a membrane that is disposed adjacent to or in proximity to a sensing electrode. A nucleic acid molecule is then directed through the nanopore, the nucleic acid molecule being associated with a reporter molecule. The nucleic acid molecule also includes an address region and a probe region, the reporter molecule being associated with the nucleic acid molecule at the probe region. The reporter molecule is also coupled to a target molecule. While the nucleic acid molecule is directed through the nanopore, the address region can be sequenced to determine a nucleic acid sequence of the address region. The target molecule can then be identified, with the aid of a computer processor, based upon the nucleic acid sequence of the address region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GENIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Davis, Roger Chen
  • Patent number: 10294508
    Abstract: An automated system for identifying in a biological sample microorganisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility (AST). The system provided an automated platform for preparing, from a single biological sample, inoculates for both ID and AST. The system loads a plate for ID testing as samples are being prepared for AST testing. The system tracks the sample and the inoculates from the samples to link the test results to the sample and the patients from whom the sample was obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert Edward Armstrong, John Thulin Page, Ben Turng, Glen Richard Davis, Strett Roger Nicolson, Timothy Hansen
  • Patent number: 10297170
    Abstract: A combination wristband and label form has a front sheet with a top portion having labels; and a bottom portion having a wristband die cut therein. A portion of the wristband is configured to receive indicia. The form additionally includes a backing sheet comprising a release liner. The wristband has a central portion with a centerline therethrough, separating the central portion into an upper section and a lower section. A first arm portion extends from the upper section in a first direction and a second arm portion extends from the lower section in a second direction. The first and second arm portions have first and second lateral ends, respectively, and the lateral ends each have a respective adhesive area. Removal of the wristband from the form exposes an area of the release liner which is devoid of any voids. The wristband is formed of a single-ply of water-resistant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Davis, Gina Holt
  • Publication number: 20190136539
    Abstract: Some implementations can include step pegs having safety locks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Roger Davis
  • Patent number: 10249221
    Abstract: A combination wristband and label form has a first sheet and a backing. The first sheet has a top portion with a plurality of die cut labels, and each of the labels is removable from the form. The first sheet also has a bottom portion comprising a release liner having a release material. The backing has a top portion with a release liner having a release material and a bottom portion having wristband configured to receive an indicia. The wristband is separable from the form and is formed of a single ply of water-resistant and tamper-resistant material. The wristband has a first lateral end and a second lateral end extending outwardly from a central portion, and a fraction of the central portion is a label die cut into the first sheet top portion. The first lateral end has an adhesive area and the second lateral end has perforations without adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Davis, Gina Holt
  • Publication number: 20190019280
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tool health monitoring and matching through integrated real-time data collection, event prioritization, and automated determination of matched states through image analysis are disclosed. Data from the semiconductor production tools can be received in real-time. A control limit impact (CLI) of the parametric data and the defect attributes data can be determined and causation factors can be prioritized. Image analysis techniques can compare images and can be used to judge tool matching, such as by identifying one of the states at which the two or more of the semiconductor manufacturing tools match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Ravichander Rao, Gary Taan, Andreas Russ, Bjorn Brauer, Roger Davis, Bryant Mantiply, Swati Ramanathan, Karen Biagini
  • Publication number: 20180079370
    Abstract: A reconfigurable display system includes a camera, a thin-film-transistor layer, and a film layer. The camera is located behind a display and oriented to have a field-of-view of a viewable-side of the display. The thin-film-transistor layer of the display defines a window whereby the camera views the field-of-view through the thin-film-transistor layer. The film layer of the display defines an aperture though the film layer, wherein the film layer is positioned so that the aperture is aligned with the window. As a result, the camera views the field-of-view through the aperture and the thin-film-transistor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: J. Roger Davis, Paul A. Uglum
  • Publication number: 20170193860
    Abstract: A combination wristband and label form has a front sheet with a top portion having labels; and a bottom portion having a wristband die cut therein. A portion of the wristband is configured to receive indicia. The form additionally includes a backing sheet comprising a release liner. The wristband has a central portion with a centerline therethrough, separating the central portion into an upper section and a lower section. A first arm portion extends from the upper section in a first direction and a second arm portion extends from the lower section in a second direction. The first and second arm portions have first and second lateral ends, respectively, and the lateral ends each have a respective adhesive area. Removal of the wristband from the form exposes an area of the release liner which is devoid of any voids. The wristband is formed of a single-ply of water-resistant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: ROGER DAVIS, GINA HOLT
  • Patent number: D825655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Davis, Gina Staudinger
  • Patent number: D853481
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Davis, Gina Staudinger
  • Patent number: D853483
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Gina Staudinger, Roger Davis, Phil Quick, Roger Kraft