Patents by Inventor Christopher A. Cutler

Christopher A. Cutler 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: 20240193823
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can obtain data associated with a computer-based experience. The computer-based experience can be based on interactive real-time technology. At least one virtual camera can be configured within the computer-based experience in a real-time engine. Data associated with an edit cut of the computer-based experience can be obtained based on content captured by the at least one virtual camera. A plurality of shots that correspond to two-dimensional content can be generated from the edit cut of the computer-based experience in the real-time engine. Data associated with a two-dimensional version of the computer-based experience can be generated with the real-time engine based on the plurality of shots. The two-dimensional version can be rendered based on the generated data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Mikhail Stanislavovich Solovykh, Wei Wang, Nathaniel Christopher Dirksen, Lawrence David Cutler, Apostolos Lerios
  • Patent number: 12005013
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a support frame and a patient support deck operatively attached to the support frame. The patient support deck includes an adjacent pair of deck sections. An actuator is coupled to a first one of the adjacent deck sections, and the actuator, in combination with a deck articulating assembly, moves the first one of the adjacent deck sections relative to the support frame and second one of the adjacent pair of deck sections between an initial configuration and a raised configuration. In the raised configuration, the inner adjacent end of the first deck section is spaced further from the corresponding inner adjacent end of the second deck section, and the outer end opposite the inner adjacent end of the first one of the adjacent deck sections is spaced further away from the support frame, than in the initial configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Cutler, Christopher Ryan Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20240087200
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can identify a virtual character being presented to a user within a real-time immersive environment. A first animation to be applied to the virtual character is determined. A nonverbal communication animation to be applied to the virtual character simultaneously with the first animation is determined. The virtual character is animated in real-time based on the first animation and the nonverbal communication animation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Nathaniel Christopher Dirksen, Michael Scott Hutchinson, Eric Richard Darnell, Lawrence David Cutler, Daniel Tomas Steamer, Apostolos Lerios
  • Patent number: 11918517
    Abstract: A cover system for selectively blocking insertion of unauthorized objects through an aperture of a restraint mount of a patient support apparatus is provided. The cover system includes a cover and an instrument having an interface. The cover includes a brace and a restrictor coupled to the brace. The brace attaches to the patient support apparatus adjacent to the aperture and the restrictor operates in a restrict mode blocks access to the aperture and a permit mode where the restrictor permits access to the aperture. The cover also includes a lock mechanism, which includes a keeper movable between a locked state where movement of the restrictor is inhibited and an unlocked state where movement of the restrictor is permitted. The keeper moves from the locked state to the unlocked state in response to selective engagement between the interface of the instrument and a receiver of the lock mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Graves, Matthew A. Cutler, Anish Paul, Christopher Ryan Sweeney
  • Patent number: 11915342
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can obtain data associated with a computer-based experience. The computer-based experience can be based on interactive real-time technology. At least one virtual camera can be configured within the computer-based experience in a real-time engine. Data associated with an edit cut of the computer-based experience can be obtained based on content captured by the at least one virtual camera. A plurality of shots that correspond to two-dimensional content can be generated from the edit cut of the computer-based experience in the real-time engine. Data associated with a two-dimensional version of the computer-based experience can be generated with the real-time engine based on the plurality of shots. The two-dimensional version can be rendered based on the generated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Baobab Studios Inc.
    Inventors: Mikhail Stanislavovich Solovykh, Wei Wang, Nathaniel Christopher Dirksen, Lawrence David Cutler, Apostolos Lerios
  • Patent number: 9814791
    Abstract: Dental contrast formulations (“fillers”) of tailorable X-Ray radiopacity and methods for their use are provided. The disclosed fillers include mixtures of solid particles suspended in a biocompatible fluid. The solid particles contain one or more X-ray radiopaque materials. The biocompatible fluid can also contain one or more soluble X-ray radiopaque components. By controlling the composition of the solid particles, the composition of the biocompatible fluid, and the loading of the solid particles in the biocompatible fluid, the X-ray radiopacity and stability of the filler can be tailored to allow for improved discrimination of the filler within periodontal pockets, relative to adjacent soft tissue and teeth, so that the 3-D shape, volume, and depth of the pocket can be precisely and rapidly determined by X-Ray imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: Augusta University Research Institute, Inc., Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Cutler, Kenneth H. Sandhage
  • Publication number: 20160000939
    Abstract: Dental contrast formulations (“fillers”) of tailorable X-Ray radiopacity and methods for their use are provided. The disclosed fillers include mixtures of solid particles suspended in a biocompatible fluid. The solid particles contain one or more X-ray radiopaque materials. The biocompatible fluid can also contain one or more soluble X-ray radiopaque components. By controlling the composition of the solid particles, the composition of the biocompatible fluid, and the loading of the solid particles in the biocompatible fluid, the X-ray radiopacity and stability of the filler can be tailored to allow for improved discrimination of the filler within periodontal pockets, relative to adjacent soft tissue and teeth, so that the 3-D shape, volume, and depth of the pocket can be precisely and rapidly determined by X-Ray imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Cutler, Kenneth H. Sandhage
  • Publication number: 20150050235
    Abstract: A composition that includes: Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene; and Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene, where the Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene and the Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene are present in a ratio of between 5:1 (by mass) and about 20:1 (by mass). The composition may be for attracting a male blueberry spanworm moth. Use of a composition that includes Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene and Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene for attracting male blueberry spanworm. A method of attracting male blueberry spanworm moths that includes placing a composition comprising Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene and Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene suitably close to a field of having the male blueberry spanworm moths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Peter J. SILK, Peter MAYO, Neil Kirk HILLIER, Gerald Christopher CUTLER, Edirimuni Chaminda Amal DE SILVA, David MAGEE
  • Publication number: 20150050236
    Abstract: A method of attracting male blueberry spanworm moths that includes placing a composition comprising Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene and Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene suitably close to a field of having the male blueberry spanworm moths. Use of a composition that includes Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene and Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene for attracting male blueberry spanworm. The components may be present in a ratio of between 5:1 (by mass) and about 20:1 (by mass).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Peter J. SILK, Peter MAYO, Neil Kirk HILLIER, Gerald Christopher CUTLER, Edirimuni Chaminda Amal DE SILVA, David MAGEE
  • Patent number: 8318525
    Abstract: A device for sensing a gas comprises a plastics housing (106, 107) moulded in situ around at least one portion of a conducting lead frame (100), the housing defining an enclosure (113) and being provided with means for enabling gas flow into the enclosure. A gas sensitive element (114) within the enclosure (113) is mounted to the conducting lead frame (100). The conducting lead frame (100) comprises connection leads which are accessible through, and at least partially encapsulated by, the wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: City Technology Limited
    Inventors: David Frank Davies, Ian Paul Andrews, Anthony Richard Cowburn, Stuart Christopher Cutler
  • Patent number: 7541587
    Abstract: A gas sensor comprises a cavity for containing a gas, means for generating radiation which is transmitted through the cavity and includes one or more wavelengths which is absorbed in use by a gas to be detected; and a detector for detecting radiation which has passed through the cavity. The walls of the cavity are sufficiently reflective to the radiation that the cavity is substantially uniformally illuminated with the radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: City Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stuart Christopher Cutler, Alexander Vass
  • Patent number: 7534333
    Abstract: An electrochemical gas sensor which comprises an electrode assembly, including a catalytic sensing electrode and a counter electrode, mounted inside a housing provided with at least one gas entrance, a reservoir for containing electrolyte in use, a compressible wick for supplying the electrode assembly with electrolyte and a wick compression component. A first end of the wick extends into the reservoir and a second end of the wick contacts the electrode assembly. The wick compression component compresses the wick in a direction substantially radial to an axis joining its first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: City Technology Limited
    Inventors: Peyman Khalafpour, Stuart Christopher Cutler
  • Patent number: 7469158
    Abstract: An optical measuring device having multiple optical paths between one or more light emitters and one or more light detectors and/or providing at least two sets of wavelength of light along at least one path, with a final measurement being produced as a combination of measurements of the sets of wavelengths of light taken along one or more of the optical paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: RIC Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Cutler, William D. Wallace, Steven R. Smith, Daniel J. McGraw, Nick Tu, Clifford G. Montagnoli, Trent W. Banks
  • Patent number: 7336985
    Abstract: A fetal heart rate electrode assembly, a connector for use therewith and a cable assembly including a housing assembly configured for engagement with the connector. The electrode assembly includes a drive knob configured and located for selective extension of a fetal scalp electrode beyond a distal end thereof. The connector comprises a rotationally omnidirectional contact assembly disposed within a dielectric housing including an annular groove on the exterior thereof The housing assembly includes longitudinally resiliently biased pin contacts for end face contact with the contacts of the connector disposed within an inner housing of the housing assembly having an O-ring and an annular retention element positioned to respectively wipe the exterior of the connector housing and grasp the connector housing at the annular groove when the connector is inserted thereinto. A system and methods of use are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Clinical Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Wm. Dean Wallace, Richard A. Dixon, Christopher A. Cutler, Steven R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20070102639
    Abstract: A gas sensor comprises a cavity for containing a gas, means for generating radiation which is transmitted through the cavity and includes one or more wavelengths which is absorbed in use by a gas to be detected; and a detector for detecting radiation which has passed through the cavity. The walls of the cavity are sufficiently reflective to the radiation that the cavity is substantially uniformally illuminated with the radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Cutler, Alexander Vass
  • Publication number: 20050283059
    Abstract: An optical measuring device having multiple optical paths between one or more light emitters and one or more light detectors and/or providing at least two sets of wavelength of light along at least one path, with a final measurement being produced as a combination of measurements of the sets of wavelengths of light taken along one or more of the optical paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Vijay Iyer, Robert Johnson, Johannes Buschmann, Reinhold Falkowski, Christopher Cutler, William Wallace, Steven Smith, Daniel McGraw, Nick Tu, Clifford Montagnoli, Trent Banks
  • Publication number: 20050137486
    Abstract: A fetal heart rate electrode assembly, a connector for use therewith and a cable assembly including a housing assembly configured for engagement with the connector. The electrode assembly includes a drive knob configured and located for selective extension of a fetal scalp electrode beyond a distal end thereof. The connector comprises a rotationally omnidirectional contact assembly disposed within a dielectric housing including an annular groove on the exterior thereof. The housing assembly includes longitudinally resiliently biased pin contacts for end face contact with the contacts of the connector disposed within an inner housing of the housing assembly having an O-ring and an annular retention element positioned to respectively wipe the exterior of the connector housing and grasp the connector housing at the annular groove when the connector is inserted thereinto. A system and methods of use are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Wm. Wallace, Richard Dixon, Christopher Cutler, Steven Smith
  • Patent number: 6447462
    Abstract: A urodynamic catheter incorporating at least one balloon adjacent a distal end thereof and associated with a pressure lumen extending to a proximal end to be placed external to the body of a patient and usable with a transducer housing including a pressure transducer and a mechanism for alternatively venting an air column defined by the assembled pressure lumen and transducer housing to the ambient environment and closing the air column and charging it with air while reducing volume of the air column. One embodiment includes two, separately-chargeable balloons and a bladder fill tube, another embodiment includes a single balloon and a fill tube, and yet another embodiment, suitable for use as a reference catheter to measure abdominal pressure, includes only a single balloon and omits the fill tube. A novel catheter architecture and assembly technique are also disclosed, as are methods of using the inventive catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Clinical Innovation Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Wm. Dean Wallace, Christopher A. Cutler, Steven R. Smith, Richard A. Dixon
  • Patent number: 6355047
    Abstract: A vacuum extractor for use in childbirth is described. The vacuum extractor includes a handle and a vacuum cup with a force sensor coupled to the vacuum extractor. The force sensor measures the traction force applied between the vacuum cup and the handle for assisting the birthing attendant in applying an appropriate traction force. The force sensor may also include a slipping mechanism which causes the length of the force sensor to distinctly increase if the applied traction force exceeds a certain level such as twenty pounds. Thus, the birthing attendant may feel the slipping and thus determine that the traction force has exceeded the certain value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Clinical Innovations
    Inventors: William Dean Wallace, Richard A. Dixon, Steven R. Smith, Christopher A. Cutler
  • Patent number: D500256
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: City Technology Limited
    Inventor: Stuart Christopher Cutler