Patents by Inventor William Drake

William Drake 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: 10595890
    Abstract: A minimally invasive laparoscopic tissue removal device, namely a morcellator. The device includes, from proximal end to distal end, a handle, handle guard, elongate sheath, and mouth, finally terminating in a safety tip. The elongate sheath and mouth are concentric, such that two elongate, rotating cutting/shredding blades/teeth and one elongate auger feed screw can be positioned along the length of the sheath and mouth. The teeth are opposingly disposed and staggered, such that contact with tissue mass grabs and pulls tissue inwards toward the auger, which transports the tissue proximally toward the outside of the patient's body. A motor unit and gear assembly can be coupled to the teeth and auger to drive rotation of the teeth and auger. A cup assembly can be disposed in overlying relation to the mouth for guiding the tissue mass towards the mouth. Various mechanisms of safely covering the mouth are contemplated as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Stuart Richard Hart, Erik James Esinhart, Adam Thomas Lytle, Daniel Ryan Kamsler, Charles William Drake, III, Yasin Ahamed Junaideen, Mario Alves Simoes
  • Patent number: 10223407
    Abstract: Asynchronous operations associated with a request such as threads, runnable elements, callable elements, and other invokable objects are tracked to determine the metrics about the request and operations. The present technology tracks the start and end of each asynchronous operation and maintains a counter which tracks the currently pending or executing asynchronous operations. By monitoring the request, the start and end of each asynchronous operation associated with the request, and the number of asynchronous operations currently executing, the present technology may identify the end of a request by identifying when the last asynchronous operation associated with the request ends. In some instances, the present technology identifies the end of a request when a counter which tracks the number of asynchronous operations executing reaches a value of zero after the first asynchronous operation has already begun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: William Drake Pijewski, Peter Howard Holditch, Vinay Srinivasaiah
  • Publication number: 20180085139
    Abstract: A minimally invasive laparoscopic tissue removal device, namely a morcellator. The device includes, from proximal end to distal end, a handle, handle guard, elongate sheath, and mouth, finally terminating in a safety tip. The elongate sheath and mouth are concentric, such that two elongate, rotating cutting/shredding blades/teeth and one elongate auger feed screw can be positioned along the length of the sheath and mouth. The teeth are opposingly disposed and staggered, such that contact with tissue mass grabs and pulls tissue inwards toward the auger, which transports the tissue proximally toward the outside of the patient's body. A motor unit and gear assembly can be coupled to the teeth and auger to drive rotation of the teeth and auger. A cup assembly can be disposed in overlying relation to the mouth for guiding the tissue mass towards the mouth. Various mechanisms of safely covering the mouth are contemplated as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Stuart Richard Hart, Erik James Esinhart, Adam Thomas Lytle, Daniel Ryan Kamsler, Charles William Drake, III, Yasin Ahamed Junaideen, Mario Alves Simoes
  • Patent number: 9861380
    Abstract: A minimally invasive laparoscopic tissue removal device, namely a morcellator. The device includes, from proximal end to distal end, a handle, handle guard, elongate sheath, and mouth, finally terminating in a safety tip. The elongate sheath and mouth are concentric, such that two elongate, rotating cutting/shredding blades/teeth and one elongate auger feed screw can be positioned along the length of the sheath and mouth. The teeth are opposingly disposed and staggered, such that contact with tissue mass grabs and pulls tissue inwards toward the auger, which transports the tissue proximally toward the outside of the patient's body. A motor unit and gear assembly can be coupled to the teeth and auger to drive rotation of the teeth and auger. A cup assembly can be disposed in overlying relation to the mouth for guiding the tissue mass towards the mouth. Various mechanisms of safely covering the mouth are contemplated as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Stuart Richard Hart, Erik James Esinhart, Adam Thomas Lytle, Daniel Ryan Kamsler, Charles William Drake, III, Yasin Ahamed Junaideen, Mario Alves Simoes
  • Publication number: 20160125060
    Abstract: Asynchronous operations associated with a request such as threads, runnable elements, callable elements, and other invokable objects are tracked to determine the metrics about the request and operations. The present technology tracks the start and end of each asynchronous operation and maintains a counter which tracks the currently pending or executing asynchronous operations. By monitoring the request, the start and end of each asynchronous operation associated with the request, and the number of asynchronous operations currently executing, the present technology may identify the end of a request by identifying when the last asynchronous operation associated with the request ends. In some instances, the present technology identifies the end of a request when a counter which tracks the number of asynchronous operations executing reaches a value of zero after the first asynchronous operation has already begun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: William Drake Pijewski, Peter Howard Holditch, Vinay Srinivasaiah
  • Publication number: 20150335342
    Abstract: A minimally invasive laparoscopic tissue removal device, namely a morcellator. The device includes, from proximal end to distal end, a handle, handle guard, elongate sheath, and mouth, finally terminating in a safety tip. The elongate sheath and mouth are concentric, such that two elongate, rotating cutting/shredding blades/teeth and one elongate auger feed screw can be positioned along the length of the sheath and mouth. The teeth are opposingly disposed and staggered, such that contact with tissue mass grabs and pulls tissue inwards toward the auger, which transports the tissue proximally toward the outside of the patient's body. A motor unit and gear assembly can be coupled to the teeth and auger to drive rotation of the teeth and auger. A cup assembly can be disposed in overlying relation to the mouth for guiding the tissue mass towards the mouth. Various mechanisms of safely covering the mouth are contemplated as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Stuart Richard Hart, Erik James Esinhart, Adam Thomas Lytle, Daniel Ryan Kamsler, Charles William Drake, III, Yasin Ahamed Junaideen, Mario Alves Simoes
  • Patent number: 9189756
    Abstract: Described are a system and method for facilitating collaboration on a project by multiple team members. A plurality of projects and a plurality of documents are stored in persistent storage of a server system. A user launches an application program that displays an expandable and collapsible view showing each project of the plurality of projects for which the user is a team member and each document linked to each of the shown projects. Searchable metadata is associated with each project. The searchable metadata associated with each project is propagated to each document linked to that project. A given document is searched for using the metadata propagated from the project linked to that document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yuval S. Gilbert, Hunter R. Medney, Salvatore G. Mazzotta, Cindy Wu, William Drake
  • Publication number: 20150216139
    Abstract: Described is an outdoor enclosure for a pet that can be secured to the exterior of a home and is accessible via a pet door disposed on the home. The enclosure is defined by a pair of opposing sidewalls, a front wall, an open rear wall to be positioned against an exterior of a home, and a top wall having a hinged lid. The walls and lid are preferably composed of a wire mesh screen. An adjustable horizontal support serves as the floor of the enclosure and can be disposed at a desired height therein. The perimeter of the open rear of the enclosure has a plurality of brackets adapted to receive fasteners therethrough. Additionally, the enclosure includes a pair of extendable legs. Thus, the present invention provides an outdoor pet enclosure in which a litterbox can be positioned in order to keep odors and litter outside of the home.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventor: William Drake
  • Patent number: 8976797
    Abstract: System and method for providing a layer 2 switch in the access network that switches based upon one or more carrier tags identifying customer traffic. Customer traffic conforming to any variety of different layer 1 or layer 2 protocols may be encapsulated and identified according to carrier tag values. The layer 2 switch may determine how to handle the traffic by interpreting and manipulating the carrier tag values. The layer 2 switch may be capable of switching TDM input traffic to either TDM or packet output traffic, and switching packetized input traffic to either TDM or packet output traffic. Handling classification values may also be processed by the layer 2 switch to affect prioritization of handling of encapsulated traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Kotrla, David E. McDysan, Michael Bencheck, Matthew William Turlington, Richard C. Schell, Nick DelRegno, Ross S. Hardin, Lee D. Bengston, William Drake, Howard Chiu
  • Patent number: 8966052
    Abstract: System and method for detecting and reporting an error in communications with customer premise equipment. A preferred embodiment comprises monitoring the communications link between an access device and customer premise equipment located on customer premises. If a communications link fails, or some other condition occurs, an error signal is transmitted to the access network to notify downstream network elements of the error condition. In one embodiment, an access device is communicatively coupled to a demarcation device via an Ethernet link. If a loss of link occurs on the Ethernet link, an error signal, such as an alarm indicator signal, is transmitted through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Nick DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, David E. McDysan, Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Ross S. Hardin, Richard C. Schell, Howard Chiu, William Drake
  • Patent number: 8948207
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for providing access communications between customer locations and a core network service edge. Access flows are handled as carrier-tagged flows through a packet switched network comprising network elements that interpret and manipulate carrier tag values associated with traffic-bearing data frames. Time-division multiplexed (TDM) signals are transported as carrier-tagged flows between customer premise equipment that communicates using TDM signals and a service edge that communicates using TDM signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Nick DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, David E. McDysan, Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Ross S. Hardin, Richard C. Schell, Howard Chiu, Lee D. Bengston, William Drake
  • Patent number: 8913623
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for managing access communications between the service edge of a communications service provider and a customer. Access communications are carried in the form of carrier-tagged flows, the communications traffic being appended with carrier tags having significance to handling of the traffic through access network elements. A building aggregation system is provided which couples to customer premise equipment and interfaces customer flows to carrier-tagged flows used in the access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Nick DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, David E. McDysan, Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Ross S. Hardin, Richard C. Schell, Howard Chiu, Lee D. Bengston, William Drake
  • Patent number: 8913621
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for providing access communications between customer locations and a core network service edge. Access flows are handled as carrier-tagged flows through a packet switched network comprising network elements that interpret and manipulate carrier tag values associated with traffic-bearing data frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Nick DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, David E. McDysan, Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Ross S. Hardin, Richard C. Schell, Howard Chiu, Lee D. Bengston, William Drake
  • Patent number: 8891519
    Abstract: An access device includes a first port configured to communicatively couple to a network node via a communications link, with the communications link having a plurality of information flows. At least one of the flows is configured as a maintenance and control flow and at least one of the flows is configured to carry customer data. The access device has a second port configured to communicatively couple to one or more demarcation devices via another communications link, and the demarcation device(s) is communicatively coupled to one or more customer premise equipment (CPE). A processing unit is configured to respond to commands received in the maintenance and control flow and to transmit access device information on the maintenance and control flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Nick DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, David E. McDysan, Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Ross S. Hardin, Richard C. Schell, Howard Chiu, Lee D. Bengston, William Drake
  • Patent number: 8691538
    Abstract: Flat panel biofilm photobioreactor systems with a photosynthetic, autofermentative microorganism that forms a biofilm and methods for using the same to make metabolic intermediate compound(s) through photosynthesis and to convert metabolic intermediate compound(s) into chemical product(s) such as a biofuel or a feedstock through autofermentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Algenol Biofuels Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Moll, Benjamin McCool, William Drake, William Porubsky, Ryan Adams, Heike Enke, Juliane Metzner, Karola Knuth
  • Patent number: 8693486
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for managing access communications between the service edge of a communications service provider and a customer. Access communications are carried in the form of carrier-tagged flows, the communications traffic being appended with carrier tags having significance to handling of the traffic through access network elements. A building aggregation system is provided which couples to customer premise equipment and interfaces customer flows to carrier-tagged flows used in the access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Nick DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, David E. McDysan, Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Ross S. Hardin, Richard C. Schell, Howard Chiu, Lee D. Bengston, William Drake
  • Publication number: 20140093924
    Abstract: Flat panel biofilm photobioreactor systems with a photosynthetic, autofermentative microorganism that forms a biofilm and methods for using the same to make metabolic intermediate compound(s) through photosynthesis and to convert metabolic intermediate compound(s) into chemical product(s) such as a biofuel or a feedstock through autofermentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: ALGENOL BIOFUELS SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Benjamin Moll, Benjamin McCool, William Drake, William Porubsky, Ryan Adams
  • Patent number: 8681611
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for providing access communications between customer locations and a core network service edge. Access flows are handled as carrier-tagged flows through a packet switched network comprising network elements that interpret and manipulate carrier tag values associated with traffic-bearing data frames. In accordance with a preferred embodiment, a discard eligibility indication may be provided with the data frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Nick DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, David E. McDysan, Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Ross S. Hardin, Richard C. Schell, Howard Chiu, Lee D. Bengston, William Drake
  • Publication number: 20130272161
    Abstract: System and method for providing a layer 2 switch in the access network that switches based upon one or more carrier tags identifying customer traffic. Customer traffic conforming to any variety of different layer 1 or layer 2 protocols may be encapsulated and identified according to carrier tag values. The layer 2 switch may determine how to handle the traffic by interpreting and manipulating the carrier tag values. The layer 2 switch may be capable of switching TDM input traffic to either TDM or packet output traffic, and switching packetized input traffic to either TDM or packet output traffic. Handling classification values may also be processed by the layer 2 switch to affect prioritization of handling of encapsulated traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. KOTRLA, David E. MCDYSAN, Michael BENCHECK, Matthew William TURLINGTON, Richard C. SCHELL, Nick DELREGNO, Ross S. HARDIN, Lee D. BENGSTON, William DRAKE, Howard CHIU
  • Patent number: 8488476
    Abstract: System and method for providing applets to remote devices in a communications network. A preferred embodiment includes a host device, which is the device from which the applet will be transferred, and a target device, which is the device to which the applet will be transferred. In one embodiment, the host device autonomously determines that an applet is to be pushed to the target device. The host device then determines the address of the target device and transmits the applet to the target device. Instructions and commands may be sent to the target device form the host, and the target device may transmit results to the host device. In another embodiment, the target device is customer premise equipment and/or a user device that requests an applet from the host device. The target device requests applets, for example, to perform service parameter verification, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Business Global LLC
    Inventors: Nick DelRegno, Scott R. Kotrla, David E. McDysan, Michael U. Bencheck, Matthew W. Turlington, Ross S. Hardin, Richard C. Schell, Howard Chiu, William Drake