Patents by Inventor Brian Gaffney

Brian Gaffney 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: 9516616
    Abstract: A frequency error embodied in a series of values is determined by processing each of two or more selected values with another value in the series, each other value being spaced from its respective selected value by a first spacing, to generate processed values that all comprise substantially the same phase component; combining the processed values to generate a combined value that comprises substantially the same phase component as the processed values; repeating the processing and combining with the same selected values but a second spacing, different from the first spacing, to generate a combined value comprising a different phase component from the combined value generated using the first spacing, reflecting the frequency error; and determining the frequency error in dependence on the combined values generated using the first and second spacings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Neul Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Young, Brian Gaffney
  • Publication number: 20160287371
    Abstract: Methods and devices for dilating a stricture of a body lumen are disclosed. In some embodiments, a device for dilating a lumen of a body comprises an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end and an inflatable scaffold member disposed on the distal end of the elongate member, the inflatable scaffold member defining a lumen. In some additional embodiments, the device may further include an inflation member in fluid communication with the lumen of the inflatable scaffold member. Additionally, in some embodiments, the inflatable scaffold member is frangibly connected to the inflation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: PAUL SMITH, NIKLAS ANDERSSON, BRIAN GAFFNEY, STEVEN E. WALAK, LYNDIA D. PERSONNAT, JONATHAN ZOLL, ALISON O. SILBERMAN, JOHN A. HINGSTON
  • Publication number: 20160081678
    Abstract: A device for collecting a tissue sample includes a needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough, the distal end including a pair of jaws, at least a first one of the jaws being movable relative to the other between an open configuration, in which the jaws are open to receive tissue therebetween, and a closed configuration in which the jaws are drawn toward one another to collect a tissue sample therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Gary S. KAPPEL, William BERTOLINO, Dennis B. HUBBARD, JR., Brian GAFFNEY, Thomas JONES, Mickael A. JETTE, Sebastian LOAIZA, Naroun SUON, Daniel FAULKNER, Brian ALMEIDA, Kimberly LAJOIE, Paul SMITH, Eric WONG, Tantra S. BUDIMAN, Justin ELFMAN, Vishal SHAH, Steven E. WALAK, Michael POWERS, Amie PRESTON, Mahfuza AHMED, Daniel R. QUINN
  • Publication number: 20150327863
    Abstract: A tissue closure device includes a first clip including a first longitudinal element extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end and a first pair of arms extending laterally from the first longitudinal element, the first pair of arms movable between an open configuration in which free ends of the first pair of arms are separated from one another and a closed configuration in which the free ends of the first pair of arms extend toward one another, the first pair of arms being biased toward the closed configuration, and a sliding element extending from a proximal end to a distal end and longitudinally movable relative to the first clip so that when a portion of the sliding element is received between the first pair of arms, the first pair of arms is moved from the biased closed configuration to the open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Paul SMITH, Michelle FATER, Shawn KERR, Priya KHANCHANDANI, Dylan MURPHY, Kevin WILCOX, Daniel R. QUINN, Michael E. ZUPKOFSKA, Kenny J. KING, Rachael A. RHEAUME, Kerry L. GRANT, John A. HINGSTON, Brian GAFFNEY
  • Publication number: 20150282790
    Abstract: A tissue closure device includes a clip including arms extending from proximal ends connected to one another to distal ends. The clip is biased toward an open configuration in which the distal ends extend away from a longitudinal axis of the clip. The arms are held in a closed configuration in which the arms are moved toward the longitudinal axis via an interior surface of a working channel through which the clip is passed until the clip is moved distally past a distal end of the working channel and permitted to revert to the biased open configuration so that the distal ends are positioned about a portion of tissue surrounding a tissue opening to be closed. The device also includes a locking element movable over the arms to lock the clip in the closed configuration in which the arms are drawn toward one another to grip tissue therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel R. QUINN, Michael E. Zupkofska, Kenny J. King, Rachael A. Rheaume, Kerry L. Grant, John A. Hingston, Brian Gaffney
  • Publication number: 20150238301
    Abstract: A device for causing hemostasis includes a sheet of mesh stretchable between an expanded and a retracted configuration, a size of the sheet in the retracted configuration being selected to cover a target tissue site; a spring mechanism coupled to the mesh, the spring mechanism moving between an expanded configuration and a retracted configuration when the mesh is moved between the expanded and retracted configurations; and a plurality of hooks coupled to the mesh and oriented to extend into tissue to lock the mesh in position when the mesh is placed in a desired position over the target tissue site in the expanded configuration. The hooks are lockingly engaging the target tissue so that, after the hooks have lockingly engaged the tissue, the spring mechanism reverts to the retracted configuration drawing the engaged portions of tissue radially inward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: John Allen Hingston, Daniel Robert Quinn, Michael E. Zupkofska, Kerry L. Grant, Brian Gaffney, Rachael Ann Rheaume, Kenny Joe King, Shawn Kerr, Paul Smith, Michelle Fater, Kevin John Wilcox, Dylan Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150186027
    Abstract: Color correction, based on operator gestures, is accomplished by first determining at least one point of contact (604) in a tracking area of an operator interface touched by an operator. Thereafter, a direction (606) and magnitude (608) of movement for each point of contact is determined in in response to operator movement. A best match gesture (610) is determined based on the number, direction, and magnitude of motion of the points of contact; and that best match gesture is translated (612) into a change to a color parameter value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Brian GAFFNEY, Bruce Johnson, Michael David Most
  • Publication number: 20150148795
    Abstract: A tumor ablation device may be combined with a diagnostic tool and/or a surgical instrument for offering cancer treatment therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Devon AMOS, Bryan Bannon, Gary Trendel, Brian Gaffney, Brad M. Isaacson, Anthony Borrelli
  • Publication number: 20150139219
    Abstract: A frequency error embodied in a series of values is determined by processing each of two or more selected values with another value in the series, each other value being spaced from its respective selected value by a first spacing, to generate processed values that all comprise substantially the same phase component; combining the processed values to generate a combined value that comprises substantially the same phase component as the processed values; repeating the processing and combining with the same selected values but a second spacing, different from the first spacing, to generate a combined value comprising a different phase component from the combined value generated using the first spacing, reflecting the frequency error; and determining the frequency error in dependence on the combined values generated using the first and second spacings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Young, Brian Gaffney
  • Publication number: 20150105789
    Abstract: In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, the medical device includes a snare member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The medical device also includes an operating member extending proximally of the snare member. The operating is enabled to extend and retract the snare member from a sheath. The snare member includes a transition portion extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion. The transition portion connects the proximal portion to the distal portion. The distal portion has a different cross-sectional area than the proximal section of the snare member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Samuel RAYBIN, Paul SMITH, Brian GAFFNEY, Naroun SUON
  • Publication number: 20150011964
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a guidewire for performing medical procedures may include a central core. The central core may include a first region having a first width and a distal surface. The central core may also include a second region distal to the first region. The second region may have a second width different than the first width. The second region may also have a proximal surface. At least a portion of the distal surface of the first region may be angled relative to a portion of the proximal surface of the second region. The guidewire may also include a first covering surrounding the first region. The first covering and the first region may form a first covered region having a third width. The guidewire may also include a second covering surrounding the second region. The second covering and the second region may form a second covered region having a fourth width. The third width and the fourth width may be substantially equal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: William ABNER, Steven E. WALAK, Brian GAFFNEY, Gene T. STORBECK
  • Patent number: 8437432
    Abstract: In an ultra-wideband (“UWB”) receiver, a received UWB signal is periodically digitized as a series of ternary samples. The samples are continuously correlated with a predetermined preamble sequence to develop a correlation value. When the value exceeds a predetermined threshold, indicating that the preamble sequence is being received, estimates of the channel impulse response (“CIR”) are developed. When a start-of-frame delimiter (“SFD”) is detected, the best CIR estimate is provided to a channel matched filter (“CMF”) substantially to filter channel-injected noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: DecaWave, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Ciarân McElroy, Sinbad Wilmot, Brian Gaffney, Mici McCullagh
  • Publication number: 20120069868
    Abstract: In an ultra-wideband (“UWB”) receiver, a received UWB signal is periodically digitized as a series of ternary samples. The samples are continuously correlated with a predetermined preamble sequence to develop a correlation value. When the value exceeds a predetermined threshold, indicating that the preamble sequence is being received, estimates of the channel impulse response (“CIR”) are developed. When a start-of-frame delimiter (“SFD”) is detected, the best CIR estimate is provided to a channel matched filter (“CMF”) substantially to filter channel-injected noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: DECAWAVE LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Ciarân McElroy, Sinbad Wilmot, Brian Gaffney, Mici McCullagh
  • Publication number: 20080279307
    Abstract: A method of communicating data in which the data is transmitted using a star 8-Quadrature Amplitude Modulation scheme. In one embodiment of the invention, the data is encoded with a systematic trellis code in which the systematic bit corresponds to the amplitude of the transmitted signal. In another embodiment of the invention, the data is encoded using a Reed-Solomon coding without convolutional coding nor trellis coding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: DecaWave Limited
    Inventors: Brian Gaffney, Michael McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20060223600
    Abstract: An application is described for facilitating the modification of an underlying computer game by players and developers; the development and testing of game modifications via a publishing infrastructure; the sharing and playing of game modifications and the marketing of available game modifications. Users subscribe to the application or are charge a fee to access individual content and partake in these game modification processes across a network infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Matthew Wisdom, Timothy Soslow, James Reily, Christopher Phillips, Michael Lee, Andrew Wisdom, Brian Gaffney, Matthew Hales, Daniel Salas