Bit of a long post. Can't TL;DR
So, this Patterson Transform, Delta-K / it, has direct relation to the monsters and their form. It is (I assume) what fuels their abilities and can be consciously controlled. This much is evident in the Monsters' ability to adapt and learn.
Something that clicked for me is that this explains eggs, finally. It's not that they're organic inter-dimensional transports, but they're the same material Monsters are made of, except without that catalyst that begins their transformation into Monsters. Obviously, they're dormant before the Monster comes into contact with them, but when contact is achieved (in the form of the Monster beating the hell out of the egg) this effect (Delta-K / it) takes hold of the substance and transforms it into the most basic form of the Monsters (OG), unadapted to the Hunters and brand new. I don't think it holds its own consciousness, though. I think it shares that of the Monster that hatched it. This would explain why it chases the Hunters instead of running off and doing its own thing, given that we know the Monsters don't really care about Humans.
I do have a question, though. Why don't we have a Monster with shields or something more directly related to energy used in Patterson Devices? I mean, an energy-based Monster (Kraken doesn't count, neither does Wraith) would be a logical step given that the Monsters have a natural form of the Patterson Effect fueling them. It only makes sense that this would manifest in a more pure-energy form than corporeal and fleshy. Maybe that's just me, but it does make sense. Goliath is the first form of this new type of consciousness, testing the water as it were, Kraken provides the pure power - the electrical element, Wraith would represent the speed-enhancing capabilities of the Delta-K / it formula and moving through space freely, as well as anti-gravity effects, she also takes advantage of HNA being unstable and dangerous (warp blast), Behemoth and Gorgon could be it learning to manipulate its surroundings and/or/ create and transport new matter, potentially even try to reproduce. Why not let it try out its raw powers in the form of shielding and spatial manipulation?
Also, if this ability can be transferred into other living beings, could it not allow for an evolved form of biotechnology? For example, giving people the ability to survive harsher climates by determining which factor of the Monsters makeup gives them scaly skin and the ability to regenerate the (as Caira states) "Ablative Coat", then applying that to Humans, allowing for a natural protection that renews itself. Regenerative capabilities would exceed their current ability, even with Generyst. Create an enhanced soldier with heightened strength, agility, and senses, as well as the ability to adapt to his/her environment and possibly even completely heal fatal wounds without reliance on another person or technology.
Genetically engineered Monsters could also be made. For work, study, or basically anything, even pets. Kind of a cool concept.
One thing does irk me. If the Monsters all have the same effect going on at the same time as the Drives, wouldn't the Monsters be equally hostile to the others since they create the same disturbance?