Patents by Inventor Brian T. Hill

Brian T. Hill 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: 20190254816
    Abstract: Methods of transcatheter delivery of a prosthetic heart valve. A distal region of a guide member assembly is advanced into a heart of a patient. The distal region is docked to native anatomy of the heart. A delivery device, including a collapsed prosthetic heart valve, is advanced over the docked guide member assembly. The collapsed prosthetic heart valve is located at an implantation site. The prosthetic heart valve is deployed from the delivery device, and then the delivery device is removed from the patient. At least a portion of the guide member assembly is removed from the patient. In some embodiments, the docking structure is docked to one or more of native mitral valve leaflets, chordae in the left ventricle, or walls of the left ventricle as part of a transseptal mitral valve delivery procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Anderson, Grainne Teresa Carroll, Paul Devereux, Niall Duffy, Matthew Fleming, Alexander J. Hill, Elliot J. Howard, James R. Keogh, Marian Patricia Lally, Luke Lehmann, Jeffrey Madden, Kevin M. Mauch, Ciaran McGuinness, Brian T. McHenry, Karl L. Olney, Geoffrey Orth, Edward Sarnowski, Elizabeth A. Schotzko, Benjamin Wong
  • Publication number: 20180097760
    Abstract: When a user is responding to a message in a thread and a new response message is detected for the thread, the user's response is automatically re-parented so the user's response is sent as a response to the newly detected response message in the thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Tali Roth, Andrew G. Carlson, Justin B. Mahood, Brian T. Hill
  • Patent number: 9235335
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for touch interactions with a drawing application. In accordance with the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, user devices can obtain drawing data generated by a web-based drawing application and can display a drawing by rendering the data in one or more UIs. The user device can interpret touch gestures at a touch sensitive display used to present the UIs and can interpret the touch gestures as corresponding to one or more commands for modifying the UIs. According to various embodiments, the user device can interpret the touch gestures by determining if the touch gestures intersect an object in the drawing and other behavior associated with the touch gesture such as movement, subsequent touches, and whether or not an object intersected was selected when the touch gesture was commenced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Frank Morrill, Jie Li, L. Tucker Hatfield, Andrew Grey Carlson, Brian T. Hill, Shayne Martin Holmes
  • Publication number: 20150356068
    Abstract: A view of data is captured on a mobile device. The view of data can be presented to an augmented visualization system and augmented visualizations for the data are received from the augmented visualization system. The augmented visualization is displayed on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Brian T. Hill, Benjamin E. Rampson, Andrew G. Carlson, Christopher J. Gross, Poornima Hanumara
  • Publication number: 20130346924
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for touch interactions with a drawing application. In accordance with the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, user devices can obtain drawing data generated by a web-based drawing application and can display a drawing by rendering the data in one or more UIs. The user device can interpret touch gestures at a touch sensitive display used to present the UIs and can interpret the touch gestures as corresponding to one or more commands for modifying the UIs. According to various embodiments, the user device can interpret the touch gestures by determining if the touch gestures intersect an object in the drawing and other behavior associated with the touch gesture such as movement, subsequent touches, and whether or not an object intersected was selected when the touch gesture was commenced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Frank Morrill, Jie Li, L. Tucker Hatfield, Andrew Grey Carlson, Brian T. Hill, Shayne Martin Holmes
  • Publication number: 20130124956
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coauthoring in a drawing tool are described. One computer-implemented method includes displaying a first user name of a first user in association with a first shape on a drawing, and receiving an indication that a second user is collaborating on the drawing. The method includes receiving an indication that the second user has modified a second shape on the drawing. The method also includes, in response to the indication that the second user has modified the second shape, displaying a second user name of the second user in association with the second shape on the drawing. The methods and systems can also include, in some cases, periodic sharing of metadata among coauthors, to indicate edits made by other coauthors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: L. Tucker Hatfield, Andrew G. Carlson, Lennart Yeuk Yee Wong, Michael J. Smith, Brian T. Hill, Robert James Straavaldson
  • Publication number: 20130124967
    Abstract: Methods and systems providing for collaborative commenting in a drawing tool are provided. One example method includes receiving a shape on a drawing canvas, and receiving a comment associated with the shape, the comment including a name of a commenting user. The method also includes receiving an indication of a movement of the shape from the first position to a second position, and, in response to the indication of the movement of the shape, automatically moving the comment closer to the second position of the shape. In some cases, the commenting user can be a user other than the user adding the shape to the document, and can be performed by a concurrent editor of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: L. Tucker Hatfield, Andrew G. Carlson, David Charles Wadsworth, Brian T. Hill, Robert James Straavaldson, Han Ul Jung, Darren Muller, Michael J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20070143662
    Abstract: Custom user interfaces are inserted into native applications enabling various presentation formats to be used for integrating inserted user interfaces with existing user interface(s) of the native application. Inserted user interfaces may be presented as collapsible adjoining form regions, task panes, and/or large form regions as part of a tab collection of the native application. Registering the added user interfaces in a structured file in the operating system registry instead of an application protocol interface registration specific to the application enables synchronized installation of custom user interfaces and their controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew G. Carlson, Brian T. Hill, Peter Allenspach, Rainer Schiller
  • Patent number: 7089455
    Abstract: A system and method for handling the generation of an unexpected exception by an application. When the application generates an unexpected exception (i.e., crashes), the application's exception filter launches an outside exception handling program (EHP) that is separate and distinct from the application. Through a special protocol, the application and the EHP collaborate in responding to the unexpected exception. In this protocol, the application and the EHP communicate through kernel objects accessible by handles in a shared memory structure that the application creates before launching of the exception handling program and then shares with the EHP. Through this shared memory, the application also provides the EHP with information about the types of recovery options to offer the user. Through a graphical user interface, the EHP is then responsible for notifying the user of the application that an unexpected exception has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Ruhlen, Michael R. Marcelais, Brian T. Hill
  • Patent number: 6857085
    Abstract: A system and method for handling the generation of an unexpected exception by an application. When the application generates an unexpected exception (i.e., crashes), the application's exception filter launches an outside exception handling program (EHP) that is separate and distinct from the application. Through a special protocol, the application and the EHP collaborate in responding to the unexpected exception. In this protocol, the application and the EHP communicate through kernel objects accessible by handles in a shared memory structure that the application creates before launching of the exception handling program and then shares with the EHP. Through this shared memory, the application also provides the EHP with information about the types of recovery options to offer the user. Through a graphical user interface, the EHP is then responsible for notifying the user of the application that an unexpected exception has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Ruhlen, Michael R. Marcelais, Brian T. Hill
  • Publication number: 20040221203
    Abstract: A system and method for handling the generation of an unexpected exception by an application. When the application generates an unexpected exception (i.e., crashes), the application's exception filter launches an outside exception handling program (EHP) that is separate and distinct from the application. Through a special protocol, the application and the EHP collaborate in responding to the unexpected exception. In this protocol, the application and the EHP communicate through kernel objects accessible by handles in a shared memory structure that the application creates before launching of the exception handling program and then shares with the EHP. Through this shared memory, the application also provides the EHP with information about the types of recovery options to offer the user. Through a graphical user interface, the EHP is then responsible for notifying the user of the application that an unexpected exception has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Ruhlen, Michael R. Marcelais, Brian T. Hill
  • Patent number: 6701454
    Abstract: Method and system for recovering information from open files during a failure in a program module. Once a failure is detected in the program module, control passes to an exception handler that determines whether the open files have been modified. If so, the open files are verified and stored as recovery versions of the files at the time of the failure. The program module is then terminated and restarted. Upon restarting the program module, the recovery version of the file at the time of the failure is opened and displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Joseph Fischer, Eric Fox, Eric A. LeVine, Brian T. Hill, Michael R. Marcelais, Jeffrey Larsson
  • Patent number: 6675295
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting and correcting computer software problems that cause an application program to crash upon startup are provided. Unsafe startup actions that are costly to initiate in terms of processor time and memory are handled by placing an unsafe startup action marker into the system registry prior to attempting startup. If an unsafe program module starts or boots successfully without causing the software application to crash, the unsafe startup action marker is deleted from the system registry. If loading the unsafe program module causes the application to crash, then startup actions, including corrective actions, are written into the unsafe startup action marker and are used on subsequent startup of the crashed application program to instruct the application on how to fix the problem. Other unsafe startup actions that are not costly in terms of processor time and memory are initially handled by an exception handler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Marcelais, Brian T. Hill, Eric LeVine, Steven Miles Greenberg
  • Patent number: 5245704
    Abstract: A system allows for transferring messages between microprocessor based devices, such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), and a host computer over an Ethernet communications network. At the host computer level, these messages can be directed globally or locally. The host computer can immediately obtain messages from a programmable logic controller without interruption of the execution of the PLC's ladder program. The host computer can also receive unsolicited messages from the PLC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Square D Company
    Inventors: Mark S. Weber, Joseph T. Bronikowski, Brian T. Hill, David J. Sackmann
  • Patent number: 5163151
    Abstract: A control system contains a communications network, a host computer and a programmable logic controller (PLC). The host computer includes prioritized alarm queues for receiving prioritized alarms from the programmable logic controller. Alarms fall into either a local or a global category, and each category supports three types of alarms: warnings, alerts or faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Square D Company
    Inventors: Joseph T. Bronikowski, Brian T. Hill, David J. Sackmann, Mark S. Weber
  • Patent number: 5159673
    Abstract: A control system allows for transferring messages between a programmable logic controller and a host computer over an Ethernet communications network. The messages include a routing address specifying an originating drop number, a destination drop number, and a routing drop number. The system is responsive to the routing address for transferring the messages between the programmable logic controller and the host computer. The host computer can immediately obtain messages from a programmable logic controller without interruption of the execution of its ladder program. The host computer can also receive unsolicited messages from the programmable logic controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Square D Company
    Inventors: David J. Sackmann, Brian T. Hill, Joseph T. Bronikowski, Mark S. Weber
  • Patent number: 5151978
    Abstract: A control system allows for transferring messages between a programmable logic controller and a host computer over a serial data communications network. The programmable logic controller executes a ladder program and has an integral network interface module for permitting direct communicative coupling to the communications network. Messages can be received and sent by the programmable logic controller without interruption of the execution of the ladder program. The programmable logic controller can receive unsolicited messages from the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Square D Company
    Inventors: Joseph T. Bronikowski, Brian T. Hill, David J. Sackmann, Mark S. Weber
  • Patent number: 5127090
    Abstract: "A Manufacturing Automation Protocol (MAP) interface unit couples a local area network (LAN) to a MAP network. The LAN includes a plurality of industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and the MAP network includes a plurality of MAP devices. The MAP interface unit comprises a CPU for performing a plurality of routines. A first routine controls the coupling of the MAP interface unit to the MAP network and a second routine controls the coupling of the MAP interface unit to the LAN. A further routine disposed between the first coupling routine and the second coupling routine converts messages from the MAP devices on the MAP network to messages to the PLCs on the LAN and converts messages from the PLCs to messages to the MAP devices. These messages are either requests for data or responses with data to these requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Square D Company
    Inventors: Lyle L. Ruehle, Hamid Karshenas, Brian T. Hill, James B. Mikulich
  • Patent number: D650715
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventors: Brian T. Hill, Courtney R. Hill, Anthony Jackson, Sr., Gwendolyn Offner-Jackson