While I couldn't find the patent myself, it is indeed possible to search patent applications by name. If you go to the USPTO Patent Application Full-Text and Image Database (AppFT) website here, http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html, you can search their full text and image database which is specifically for pending applications.
Note: searching is not as straight forward as one might think.
If you want to search for the applicant's full name, you should format your query as follows: last name-first name-initial. Using the Boolean Search Page to search for an inventor named John E. Doe, you should enter Doe-John-E in the Term 1 text entry box and select the Inventor Name field from the drop-down menu.
If you prefer to use the advanced Search Page, http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/search-adv.htm, to search for an inventor named John E. Doe, enter IN/Doe-John-E in the Query box.
In either case, if you are unsure of the exact name, you can also truncate in the following ways: Doe-$ or Doe-John$ or Doe-J$, etc.