Patents by Inventor J. Flaherty

J. Flaherty 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: 11957577
    Abstract: Embodiments of delivery systems, devices and methods for delivering a prosthetic heart valve device to a heart chamber for expanded implementation are disclosed. More specifically, methods, systems and devices are disclosed for delivering a self-expanding prosthetic mitral valve device to the left atrium, with no engagement of the left ventricle, the native mitral valve leaflets or the annular tissue downstream of the upper annular surface during delivery, and in some embodiments with no engagement of the ventricle, mitral valve leaflets and/or annular tissue located downstream of the upper annular surface by the delivered, positioned and expanded prosthetic mitral valve device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: 4C Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Chambers, Gregory G. Brucker, Joseph P. Higgins, Saravana B. Kumar, Jason S. Diedering, Karl A. Kabarowski, Robert J. Thatcher, James E. Flaherty, Jeffrey R. Stone
  • Patent number: 11940331
    Abstract: Packages for wireless temperature sensor nodes are described. These wireless temperature sensor nodes are suitable for sensing the temperature of remote objects, such as objects that are difficult to access. These packages are designed to enhance the sensor's ability to sense temperature. For example, these packages may be designed to provide a low thermal resistance path between the object and the temperature sensor, a high thermal resistance between an antenna of the wireless temperature sensor node and the object, and at least in some embodiments, immunity to vibrations. One such package includes means for providing a thermal conductive path from the temperature sensor to a thermally conductive support in contact with the object (for example with a thermal resistance less than 10 K/W), and means for thermally conductively decoupling the circuit board from the thermally conductive support (for example by at least 100 K/W).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles D. Smitherman, Michael J. Flaherty, Eugene Oh Hwang
  • Patent number: 11931157
    Abstract: Methods of generating a graphical representation of cardiac information on a display screen are provided. The method comprises: electronically creating or acquiring an anatomical model of the heart including multiple cardiac locations; electronically determining a data set of source information corresponding to cardiac activity at the multiple cardiac locations; electronically rendering the data set of source information in relation to the multiple cardiac locations on the display screen. Systems and devices for providing a graphical representation of cardiac information are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: ACUTUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Christoph Scharf, Graydon E. Beatty, Gunter Scharf, Randell L. Werneth, Timothy J. Corvi, J. Christopher Flaherty, Maxwell R. Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20240083877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treatment for chronic pain, opioid dependence, alcohol use disorder or autism using a class of pyrimidinone compounds, an adenylyl cyclase 1 (AC1) inhibitor. The invention described herein also pertains to pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treating diseases in mammals using those compounds disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicant: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Val J. Watts, Richard M. van Rijn, Daniel Patrick Flaherty, Jatinder Kaur
  • Publication number: 20240050009
    Abstract: A cardiac information dynamic display system comprises: one or more electrodes configured to record sets of electric potential data representing cardiac activity at a plurality of time intervals; and a cardiac information console, comprising: a signal processor configured to: calculate sets of cardiac activity data at the plurality of time intervals using the recorded sets of electric potential data, wherein the cardiac activity data is associated with surface locations of one or more cardiac chambers; and a user interface module configured to display a series of images, each image comprising: a graphical representation of the cardiac activity. Methods of providing cardiac activity data are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel WELSH, Derrick Ren-yu Chou, Haizhe ZHANG, Leo MARIAPPAN, Min ZHU, Steven Anthony YON, Xinwei SHI, Graydon Ernest BEATTY, Nathan ANGEL, Weiyi TANG, Christoph SCHARF, Christopher J. FLAHERTY, Ahmad Falahatpisheh
  • Patent number: 11399759
    Abstract: A cardiac information dynamic display system comprises: one or more electrodes configured to record sets of electric potential data representing cardiac activity at a plurality of time intervals; and a cardiac information console, comprising: a signal processor configured to: calculate sets of cardiac activity data at the plurality of time intervals using the recorded sets of electric potential data, wherein the cardiac activity data is associated with surface locations of one or more cardiac chambers; and a user interface module configured to display a series of images, each image comprising: a graphical representation of the cardiac activity. Methods of providing cardiac activity data are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ACUTUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Welsh, Derrick Ren-yu Chou, Haizhe Zhang, Leo Mariappan, Min Zhu, Steven Anthony Yon, Xinwei Shi, Graydon Ernest Beatty, Nathan Angel, Weiyi Tang, Christoph Scharf, Christopher J. Flaherty, Ahmad Falahatpisheh
  • Patent number: 11205991
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module generates electrical power when installed on a roof. The module is constructed as a laminated sandwich having a transparent protective upper layer adhered to a photovoltaic layer. The photovoltaic layer is adhered to a rigid layer formed from a fiber reinforced plastic. The laminated sandwich has a frame around the perimeter. The laminated panel has a layer of double stick tape on the bottom to adhere the panel to the surface of a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: LUMETA HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Flaherty, Timothy M. Davey
  • Publication number: 20210239539
    Abstract: Packages for wireless temperature sensor nodes are described. These wireless temperature sensor nodes are suitable for sensing the temperature of remote objects, such as objects that are difficult to access. These packages are designed to enhance the sensor's ability to sense temperature. For example, these packages may be designed to provide a low thermal resistance path between the object and the temperature sensor, a high thermal resistance between an antenna of the wireless temperature sensor node and the object, and at least in some embodiments, immunity to vibrations. One such package includes means for providing a thermal conductive path from the temperature sensor to a thermally conductive support in contact with the object (for example with a thermal resistance less than 10 K/W), and means for thermally conductively decoupling the circuit board from the thermally conductive support (for example by at least 100 K/W).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles D. Smitherman, Michael J. Flaherty, Eugene Oh Hwang
  • Patent number: 10850358
    Abstract: A spindle locking apparatus for power tools having a spindle mounted for rotation within a tubular housing. The locking apparatus includes a locking sleeve disposed between the spindle and its tubular housing, a locking collar surrounding the tubular housing radially outboard of the locking sleeve, and a set of drive pins mechanically coupling the locking collar to the locking sleeve through axial slots in the tubular collar. The inner periphery of the locking sleeve is shaped to lockingly engage a flat-sided portion of the spindle, and a spring element biases the locking sleeve away from the flat-sided portion of the spindle to unlock the spindle. The locking collar is axially shiftable against the spring bias as permitted by the slots in the tubular housing to bring the locking sleeve into locking engagement with the flat-sided portion of the spindle to prevent spindle rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: G.A.W. Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Arthur, Nathaniel P Wenzel, Nicholas J Russell, Michael J Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20200171613
    Abstract: A spindle locking apparatus for power tools having a spindle mounted for rotation within a tubular housing. The locking apparatus includes a locking sleeve disposed between the spindle and its tubular housing, a locking collar surrounding the tubular housing radially outboard of the locking sleeve, and a set of drive pins mechanically coupling the locking collar to the locking sleeve through axial slots in the tubular collar. The inner periphery of the locking sleeve is shaped to lockingly engage a flat-sided portion of the spindle, and a spring element biases the locking sleeve away from the flat-sided portion of the spindle to unlock the spindle. The locking collar is axially shiftable against the spring bias as permitted by the slots in the tubular housing to bring the locking sleeve into locking engagement with the flat-sided portion of the spindle to prevent spindle rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: G.A.W. INC
    Inventors: ROBERT ARTHUR, NATHANIEL P WENZEL, NICHOLAS J RUSSELL, MICHAEL J FLAHERTY
  • Publication number: 20190386603
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module generates electrical power when installed on a roof. The module is constructed as a laminated sandwich having a transparent protective upper layer adhered to a photovoltaic layer. The photovoltaic layer is adhered to a rigid layer formed from a fiber reinforced plastic. The laminated sandwich has a frame around the perimeter. The laminated panel has a layer of double stick tape on the bottom to adhere the panel to the surface of a roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Brian J. Flaherty, Timothy M. Davey
  • Publication number: 20190200886
    Abstract: A cardiac information dynamic display system comprises: one or more electrodes configured to record sets of electric potential data representing cardiac activity at a plurality of time intervals; and a cardiac information console, comprising: a signal processor configured to: calculate sets of cardiac activity data at the plurality of time intervals using the recorded sets of electric potential data, wherein the cardiac activity data is associated with surface locations of one or more cardiac chambers; and a user interface module configured to display a series of images, each image comprising: a graphical representation of the cardiac activity. Methods of providing cardiac activity data are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel WELSH, Derrick Ren-yu Chou, Haizhe ZHANG, Leo MARIAPPAN, Min ZHU, Steven Anthony YON, Xinwei SHI, Graydon Ernest BEATTY, Nathan ANGEL, Weiyi TANG, Christoph SCHARF, Christopher J. FLAHERTY
  • Patent number: 10171025
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module generates electrical power when installed on a roof. A photovoltaic module preferably has an upper transparent protective layer, and a photovoltaic layer positioned beneath the upper transparent protective layer, the photovoltaic layer comprising a plurality of electrically interconnected photovoltaic cells disposed in an array. A rigid substrate layer is preferably positioned beneath the photovoltaic layer. A plurality of inserts is configured to be fixedly attached to (i) a bottom surface of the rigid substrate and (ii) a surface of a roof. The plurality of inserts is preferably disposed in an array, each foam insert having a substantially triangular-shaped cross section when viewed from a side orthogonal to a line of a roof downward slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: LUMETA, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Flaherty, Erwang Mao, Joseph P. Kaveney
  • Publication number: 20180088080
    Abstract: The combined capillary electrophoresis electrospray mass spectrometry apparatus has a circuit to handle excess current allows separations under a wide range of electrophoretic conditions. The apparatus includes an electrospray with an emitter and an electrospray interface connected with a separation capillary configured to transport a sample with an injection end and a distal end. The injection end of the separation capillary is inserted into a reservoir containing a background electrolyte and the distal end is threaded within the electrospray interface and sized and shaped to mate with the electrospray interface. A power supply is electrically connected to the injection end and an amplifier at least one first diode positioned between the amplifier and the distal end allows current to flow to the distal end only. A second diode positioned between the distal end and a ground configured to allow current flow to the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Norman J. Dovichi, David B. Go, Scott A. Sarver, Ryan J. Flaherty, Gregory A. Brownell
  • Publication number: 20170303815
    Abstract: Described herein are method and apparatuses (devices and systems) for determining tissue wetness, and particularly lung wetness. In particular, described herein are apparatuses including patch sensors having a plurality of electrodes one a substrate that includes alignment tabs for aiding in alignment. Also described herein are patch sensors having one or more substrate modifications to enhance local flexibility of the patch. Finally, described herein are apparatuses for determining lung wetness that determine the contour of the body region onto which the patch is applied, e.g., using a diagnostic tool to measure body contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Alfonso L. DE LIMON, Scott M. CHETHAM, Todd Aaron KIRSCHEN, Brijesh Basavaraj SIRPATIL, Lee Fason HARTLEY, Christopher J. FLAHERTY
  • Patent number: 9668911
    Abstract: A medical apparatus for the treatment of one or more sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea in a patient is provided. The medical apparatus has an elongate member with a middle portion, a first fixation element and a second fixation element. The middle portion applies a force to a segment of a patient's airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Lumen Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Flaherty, John T. Garibotto, William J. Gorman, John N. Irwin, III, Michael Friedman
  • Publication number: 20170012573
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module generates electrical power when installed on a roof. A photovoltaic module preferably has an upper transparent protective layer, and a photovoltaic layer positioned beneath the upper transparent protective layer, the photovoltaic layer comprising a plurality of electrically interconnected photovoltaic cells disposed in an array. A rigid substrate layer is preferably positioned beneath the photovoltaic layer. A plurality of inserts is configured to be fixedly attached to (i) a bottom surface of the rigid substrate and (ii) a surface of a roof. The plurality of inserts is preferably disposed in an array, each foam insert having a substantially triangular-shaped cross section when viewed from a side orthogonal to a line of a roof downward slope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: BRIAN J. FLAHERTY, ERWANG MAO, JOSEPH P. KAVENEY
  • Publication number: 20160377448
    Abstract: A computer implemented prediction and alert method automatically executable by a processing unit of a portable computing device. The method includes determining that an event begins from event information of the portable computing device, generating a list of likely event results based on current conditions of the event and historical data, alerting a user to an event result problem for each likely event result in accordance with first and second determinations as the event information indicates that an event decision of the event is upcoming, removing unlikely event results from the list once the event decision is passed and repeating the generating, alerting and removing until only a single event result remains on the list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Zachary A. Burns, Yuk L. Chan, Kin K. Choi, David J. Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20140324983
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to customizing instant messaging traffic. An aspect includes receiving a first association between a contact and a category and a second association between the category and one or more receiving client devices. A status from the one or more receiving client devices is routed to the contact based on the first and second associations. Additionally, a message from the contact is routed to the one or more receiving client devices based on the first and second associations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary A. Burns, Yuk L. Chan, Kin K. Choi, David J. Flaherty, Mark A. Scott
  • Publication number: 20140288414
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for delivery of substances or apparatus to target sites located outside blood vessels within the body of a human or animal patient. A vessel wall penetrating catheter is inserted into the vasculature, positioned and oriented within a blood vessel near the target extravascular site and a penetrator is advanced from the catheter so as to penetrate outwardly through the wall of the blood vessel in the direction of the target site. Thereafter, a delivery catheter is passed through a lumen of the penetrator to the target site. A desired substance or apparatus is then delivered to or obtained from the target site. In some applications, the penetrator may be retracted into the vessel wall penetrating catheter and the vessel wall penetrating catheter may be removed, leaving the delivery catheter in place for chronic or continuous delivery of substance(s) to and/or obtaining of information or samples from the target site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Theodore Lamson, Christopher J. Flaherty, John Reggie, John Chang, Joseph Catanese, David Tholfsen