Patents by Inventor Brian Farrell

Brian Farrell 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: 20120302191
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving signals using a receiver with antenna switching capability is provided. The receiver is configured to poll each antenna of the plurality of antennas and process the signals from each antenna. In addition, the receiver coordinates providing power to each antenna with the polling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS US, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, Jean-Christophe Deniau, John R. Costello
  • Publication number: 20120272166
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method that includes receiving a destination Internet address for a destination web page into a graphical web browser that is displaying a current web page having a current Internet address on a display. The method includes determining a relationship between the destination Internet address and the current Internet address. The method also includes determining a spatially-oriented traversal animation based on the relationship between the destination Internet address and the current Internet address. The method includes animating bringing the destination web page onto the display using the spatially-oriented traversal animation. The method also includes displaying the destination web page after the spatially-oriented traversal animation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Alkov, Denise A. Bell, Brian Farrell, Travis M. Grigsby, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20120179752
    Abstract: A computing system configured to gather social media content includes a memory; a content collection and ingestion system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to communicate with one or more computing systems to direct a search of a content source using a received collection request and to ingest the results of the directed search into a data store; and a content management system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to display the ingested results on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: VISIBLE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Clifford Mosley, Shawn Rutledge, Lyman Do, Enrico Montana, Melody Jones, Jeffrey Vella, Nathan Harkenrider, Brian Farrell, Nathaniel Holcomb, Joseph Kaiser, Matt Jacobsen, Kim Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20120045929
    Abstract: A PALS compliant routing system includes flexible fabric cabling routed through the webbing of a PALS grid. A first connector or device is coupled to the cabling. Other connectors coupled to the cabling subsystem include a retention mechanism configured to retain them in the channels of the PALS webbing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Streeter, Brian Farrell
  • Publication number: 20120009302
    Abstract: A hybrid food product combines the elements of pizza with those of lasagna. The hybrid food product may include a typical pizza crust, a ricotta cheese layer on the crust, typical pizza toppings and lasagna layers. The lasagna layers may be arranged in different directions to increase the structural strength of the food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, John McNulty, Lisa Vishoot
  • Publication number: 20110228965
    Abstract: A pocket on the garment is configured to store an audio playback device. A device dock is associated with the pocket. The device dock includes an audio connector connectable to the audio playback device. A jack dock is on the garment. The jack dock includes a headphone jack configured to connect to a headphone. An elongated stretchable textile data/power bus is integrated with the garment between the device dock and the jack dock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, Daniel Fischbach, Richard Streeter
  • Patent number: 7991527
    Abstract: A receiver receives transmission containing information from different vehicle systems and determines an origin of that transmission according to the length of the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Marlett, Patricia Kachouh, Gerald Ostrander, Tejas B. Desai, Brian Farrell
  • Patent number: 7972901
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a package including manufacturing a substrate to include at least one layer of LCP material, manufacturing a cover made of LCP material to include a lower lip, and sealing the cover to the substrate by heating the interface between the lower lip and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, Paul Jaynes, Malcolm Taylor
  • Patent number: 7924148
    Abstract: A tire pressure monitoring system includes a receiver for processing signals and alerting an operator of the vehicle should conditions within any of the tires fall outside a desired range. The transmitters within the tires emit shorter transmission signals during operation by eliminating transmission of the identification code. The receiver stores the identifier for each transmitter for comparison to subsequent transmissions. Subsequent transmissions do not include the identifier. The receiver combines the saved identifier with the value provided in the check portion of the incoming transmission. If the combination of the saved identifier with the value provided in the check portion meets a defined criteria, than the signal is recognized as originating from one of the transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc
    Inventors: John R. Costello, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell
  • Publication number: 20110054340
    Abstract: A wound dressing can include an adhesive dressing with a diaphragm vent that allows the passage of gas out of a patient's body but restricts the flow of gas into the body. A sensor device is positioned so as to be able to sample gas passing through the vent and measure one or more gas characteristics, such as temperature, humidity, and/or pressure. If the data from the sensor device exceeds certain parameters suggestive of a pneumothorax, a processing device can activate an alert system, such as an indicator light, audible alarm, and/or wireless signal, to alert the care provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: COMBAT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC.
    Inventors: Corey Russ, Christopher Murphy, Brian Farrell, Keith High, Sean Mahoney
  • Patent number: 7889141
    Abstract: A dual function composite system includes a first electronic subsystem, a second electronic subsystem, and a composite member between the first and second electronic subsystems. The composite member includes plies of fabric, and resin impregnating the plies of fabric. At least one ply of the fabric includes signal transmission elements integrated therewith and interconnecting the first electronic subsystem with the second electronic subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, John J. Gannon, Jr., Thomas G. Campbell, Pat Anthony Coppola, Sean Gerald O'Reilly, Joseph F. Burke
  • Publication number: 20110025460
    Abstract: An example base station assembly includes a transmitter configured to communicate a challenge signal and at least one timing signal to a plurality of fobs. The base station initiates a vehicle operation in response to at least one return signal. The return signal is communicated to the base station from at least one of the fobs in response to the timing signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, Patricia Kachouh, Sanjaya K. Dash, Brian Marlett, Douglas J. King, Stephanie Adl Zarrabi
  • Patent number: 7734391
    Abstract: A communication for a vehicle (10) has a first transmitter (34) for transmitting a first signal relating to a first vehicle system (22) and a second transmitter (42) for transmitting a second signal relating to a second vehicle system (38). (FIG. 1) A single receiver (46) has a first reception mode (50) and a second reception mode (54). The first reception mode (50) is receptive to the first signal while the second reception mode (54) is receptive to the second signal. A control unit (58) switches the receiver (46) between the first reception mode (50) and the second reception mode (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell, Sanjaya Kumar Dash, Tejas B. Desai
  • Publication number: 20100041974
    Abstract: A physiological monitoring garment includes a fabric portion. At least one elongate stretchable textile data/power bus is disposed the fabric portion. The elongate stretchable textile data/power bus includes a plurality of integral conductors, woven, knitted, or braided along the length thereof. One or more sensors are connected to the elongate stretchable textile data/power bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Joseph Ting, Brian Farrell, Jeremy Bowman
  • Patent number: 7632762
    Abstract: Carbon nanotube-based devices made by electrolytic deposition and applications thereof are provided. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention provides a device comprising at least one array of active carbon nanotube junctions deposited on at least one microelectronic substrate. In another preferred embodiment, the present invention provides a device comprising a substrate, at least one pair of electrodes disposed on the substrate, wherein one or more pairs of electrodes are connected to a power source, and a bundle of carbon nanotubes disposed between the at least one pair of electrodes wherein the bundle of carbon nanotubes consist essentially of semiconductive carbon nanotubes. In another preferred embodiment, a semiconducting device formed by electrodeposition of carbon nanotubes between two electrodes is provided. The invention also provides preferred methods of forming a semiconductive device by applying a bias voltage to a carbon nanotube rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Foster Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Tiano, John Gannon, Charles Carey, Brian Farrell, Richard Czerw
  • Patent number: 7586377
    Abstract: A real time clock assembly includes paired crystal oscillators that experience changes in frequency responsive to temperature. The differences in frequency changes between the paired crystal oscillators are utilized to determine a temperature utilized to compensate for those shifts in frequency. The predictability of frequency responsive to temperature variations by the paired crystal oscillators is utilized for the determination of temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Chapin, John R. Costello, Tejas Desai, Brian Farrell, Douglas J. King, Thomas Schaffer
  • Patent number: 7559902
    Abstract: A physiological monitoring garment includes first and second elastic fabric portions. An elongate stretchable textile data/power bus is disposed between the first and second elastic fabric portions. The elongate stretchable textile data/power bus includes a plurality of integral conductors, woven, knitted, or braided along the length thereof. One or more sensors are connected to the elongate stretchable textile data/power bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Ting, Brian Farrell, Jeremy Bowman
  • Patent number: 7476566
    Abstract: A packaging method including assembling components on a substrate, manufacturing a lid assembly to include a plurality of integrated covers, and mating the lid assembly to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Farrell, Paul Jaynes, Malcolm Taylor
  • Patent number: 7474195
    Abstract: A device and method detects two different types of data, such as tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) data and remote keyless entry (RKE) data and reduces current draw by duty cycling a receiver in the device asynchronously to intersperse multiple RKE sniffing periods in between consecutive, longer TPMS/RKE sniffing periods. The asynchronous duty cycle ensures that the sniffing periods conform to the actual length of the RKE data and TPMS data periods more closely, minimizing the likelihood of false wakeups caused by noise output by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Farrell
  • Publication number: 20080205553
    Abstract: A tire pressure monitoring system includes a process of reconstructing a complete data frame from portions of partially received data frames. The tire pressure monitoring system includes a receiver that includes a buffer to store portions of the transmissions for reconstruction of data in response to portions of the transmission not being received. A reconstructed data frame is generated using the saved partially received data frame and the currently received partial data frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS US, INC.
    Inventors: John R. Costello, Jean-Christophe Deniau, Brian Farrell