Patents by Inventor James Redmond

James Redmond 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: 20220265944
    Abstract: A controller or processor(s) implements detection of respiratory related conditions, such as asynchrony, associated with use of a respiratory treatment apparatus or ventilator. Based on data derived from sensor signals associated with the respiratory treatment, the detector may evaluate a feature set of detection values to determine whether or not an asynchrony occurs in a breath of the patient's respiratory cycle such as by comparing the values against a set of thresholds. Different events may also be identified based on the particular feature set and threshold(s) involved in the detection processing. Automated determination of feature sets may also be implemented to design different asynchrony event classifiers. The methodologies may be implemented by computers or by respiratory treatment apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Qestra Camille MULQUEENY, Stephen James REDMOND, Nigel Hamilton LOVELL
  • Patent number: 11421674
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide real-time optical monitoring and control of well operations using digital cameras and image analysis. The systems and methods deploy one or more digital cameras in place of or in addition to conventional sensors to capture images of a well pump during well operations. The images may then be analyzed using image analysis algorithms and programs to measure a height, position, shape, and other measurements for certain components of the well pump relative to previous images. These image-based measurements may then be used to determine various operational parameters, such as pump speed, pump load, and other operational parameters. The operational parameters may then be processed by a pump control system to optimize pump operations based on the operational parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: James Redmond, Zackery Sobin, Scott Guimond
  • Publication number: 20220224422
    Abstract: Remote configuration of an industrial or remote telemetry device using sound. Acoustic energy directed from a remote programming device to a remote industrial or telemetry device has tones indicating a request to establish communication. By directing further acoustic energy from the remote programming device to the remote industrial or telemetry device, the remote programming device requests information relating to a current configuration of the remote industrial or telemetry device. The remote industrial or telemetry device processes the tones to identify the request and replies with acoustic energy that has associated tones indicating the information relating to the current configuration of the remote industrial or telemetry device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: James Redmond, Stephen Neave, Scott Guimond, Zackery Sobin
  • Publication number: 20220192584
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing sensory feedback during an exercise are disclosed. An exertion target is set, for a user performing the exercise, based on a self-calibration that estimates the user's ability using signal amplitudes of surface electromyography (sEMG) data, wherein the exertion target includes a target signal amplitude of muscle contractions to be reached during the exercise. sEMG data are received from a measurement device attached to the user as the user performs the exercise. Upon processing the sEMG data, sensory feedback is generated at a computing device operated by the user, wherein the sensory feedback has an intensity proportional to the user's exertion level as the user performs the exercise, and wherein the sensory feedback changes over a course of the exercise in dependence on a duration that the user maintains a muscle contraction at or above the target signal amplitude, and the change in sensory feedback is configured to encourage the user to prolong the duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Jana Maureen RIEGER, Gabriela CONSTANTINESCU, Mark James REDMOND, Dylan Kyle SCOTT, Benjamin Ronald KING, Mark Vernon FEDORAK, Herman LUNDGREN
  • Publication number: 20220195847
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing power to devices at a well site employ a linear alternator to generate power at a well site. The linear alternator is mounted on a pump at the well site and uses the up-and-down motion of the pump to generate power. The pump may be a nodding donkey head pump or other sucker rod pump mechanisms that operate based on linear vertical motion. The linear vertical motion drives a linear rotor back and forth through a linear stator to induce current in the linear alternator. This allows the linear alternator to convert a portion of the mechanical work performed by the pump into electrical energy that can be supplied to the devices. In some embodiments, the pump-mounted linear alternator can be equipped with a position sensor to directly measure a vertical position of the pump as the alternator travels up and down with the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: James REDMOND, Zackery SOBIN
  • Publication number: 20220195864
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide real-time optical monitoring and control of well operations using digital cameras and image analysis. The systems and methods deploy one or more digital cameras in place of or in addition to conventional sensors to capture images of a well pump during well operations. The images may then be analyzed using image analysis algorithms and programs to measure a height, position, shape, and other measurements for certain components of the well pump relative to previous images. These image-based measurements may then be used to determine various operational parameters, such as pump speed, pump load, and other operational parameters. The operational parameters may then be processed by a pump control system to optimize pump operations based on the operational parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: James REDMOND, Zackery SOBIN, Scott GUIMOND
  • Patent number: 11337645
    Abstract: A sleep monitoring system includes an ECG device (2) and a respiration inductance plethysmogram (3) which monitor cardiac activity and physical (ribcage) respiration respectively and feed representative signals to a digital data processor. Operations (5-9) process the beat interval data, while in a second thread, operations (20-24) independently process the amplitude modulation of the ECG data caused by the respiratory motion of the subject. The inductance plethysmogram device (3) provides an input to the processor which represents respiration as directly monitored independently of the ECG. Operations (30-34) process this direct respiration data independently and in parallel, in a third thread. All extracted features are fed to a classifier which in step (10) combines selected combinations of features to make decisions in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Conor Heneghan, Stephen James Redmond
  • Publication number: 20220155111
    Abstract: A flow meter system and method are provided for monitoring gas flow in a conduit. The flow meter system includes a plurality of components including: a sensor for sensing a flow rate of the gas flow; a communication device for transmitting information corresponding to the sensed flow rate to a remote device; an energy harvesting device for producing electrical energy from the gas flow to power operation of the communication device or other component of the flow meter system; and an energy storage device for storing electrical energy generated by the energy harvesting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: James REDMOND, Zackery SOBIN
  • Patent number: 11304651
    Abstract: A system is provided for monitoring patients with dysphagia, or swallowing impairments, that monitors muscle movement during intensive swallowing exercises to provide adjuvant visual feedback from surface electromyography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: THE GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, COVENANT HEALTH
    Inventors: Jana Maureen Rieger, Gabriela Constantinescu, Mark James Redmond, Dylan Kyle Scott, Benjamin Ronald King, Mark Vernon Fedorak, Herman Lundgren
  • Patent number: 11291784
    Abstract: A controller or processor(s) implements detection of respiratory related conditions, such as asynchrony, associated with use of a respiratory treatment apparatus or ventilator. Based on data derived from sensor signals associated with the respiratory treatment, the detector may evaluate a feature set of detection values to determine whether or not an asynchrony occurs in a breath of the patient's respiratory cycle such as by comparing the values against a set of thresholds. Different events may also be identified based on the particular feature set and threshold(s) involved in the detection processing. Automated determination of feature sets may also be implemented to design different asynchrony event classifiers. The methodologies may be implemented by computers or by respiratory treatment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Qestra Camille Mulqueeny, Stephen James Redmond, Nigel Hamilton Lovell
  • Publication number: 20210389197
    Abstract: A load cell system for measuring rod load in a pumpjack. The system includes a tension load cell operatively coupled to a bridle between first and second bridle cables at a location longitudinally spaced between a horsehead and a bridle plate of the pumpjack. The bridle plate is coupled to the first bridle cable at a first connection point and the tension load cell is coupled to the first bridle cable at a second connection point longitudinally spaced between the bridle plate and the horsehead. The load cell system defines a third connection point longitudinally spaced between the second connection point and the horsehead. The load cell system is configured to maintain substantially constant longitudinal distances between the second connection point and each of the first and third connection points during operation of the horsehead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Zackery Sobin, James Redmond, Scott Guimond
  • Publication number: 20210199107
    Abstract: Centrally optimizing production of a reservoir that has a plurality of wells comprises monitoring production of each well in the reservoir using one or more respective sensors at each well. Sensor data indicative of the monitored production of each well from the one or more respective sensors is input to a central processing device for processing to evaluate the production of each well. The production of each well is evaluated to identify opportunities for optimizing production by the plurality of wells in the reservoir. In addition, one or more actions are taken using the central processing device to optimize production by the plurality of wells based on the identified opportunities for optimizing production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: James Redmond, Scott Guimond
  • Publication number: 20210164328
    Abstract: A single pump control system monitors and controls oil and gas production operations at multiple wells. The pump control system analyzes operation data from multiple well pumps to independently and concurrently control operation of each well pump. The system obtains the operation data from sensors mounted at suitable locations around the wells. The data is then processed by pump control algorithms in the pump control system, each control algorithm applicable to and operable on a separate well pump. The pump control algorithms determine whether a well pump should be started, stopped, continue to run, and an optimal speed at which each running pump should run to maintain a cost-effective operation. Such an arrangement allows a single pump control system to automatically and independently control multiple different well pumps to optimize oil and gas production at each well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: James REDMOND, Scott GUIMOND
  • Publication number: 20210100666
    Abstract: An implantable biocompatible expander suitable for implantation into a urinary duct, comprises an elongated sinusoidal ring comprising at least two proximal prongs and at least two distal prongs, wherein the expander is resiliently deformable from a relaxed radially expanded orientation to a radially contracted orientation suitable for transluminal delivery through the urinary duct. The expander is configured to exert an outward radial force against a wall of the urinary duct when in-situ within the urinary duct. In particular, the expander is suitable for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and configured for implantation into the prostatic urethra between, and substantially spanning the prostatic urethra between, the bladder neck and external sphincter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Conor Harkin, Garrett Ryan, Bruce Murphy, James Redmond
  • Patent number: 10965787
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing vehicle data to a mobile device is disclosed. The method may include: receiving raw vehicle data from one or more vehicle data streams using one or more protocols; recording the received raw vehicle data from the one or more vehicle data streams in a file format; and transmitting the recorded vehicle data to a mobile device having at least one application configured to interpret the transmitted vehicle data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Scott James Redmond, Paul R Drake, Vijayshankaran Ramamoorthy Iyer, John Todd
  • Publication number: 20210068740
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing interactivity during a swallowing exercise are disclosed. Sensory guidance is presented to guide a user through a set of swallows to be completed by the user during the swallowing exercise. Signals are received from a sensor device worn by the user, the signals representing surface electromyography data obtained when the user performs the swallowing exercise. Sensory feedback of the user's exertion level is presented, the feedback generated from the electromyography data and updated as further electromyography data is received from the sensor device, wherein the sensory feedback is presented in association with an exertion level calibrated to the user's ability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jana Maureen RIEGER, Gabriela CONSTANTINESCU, Mark James REDMOND, Dylan Kyle SCOTT, Benjamin Ronald KING, Mark Vernon FEDORAK, Herman LUNDGREN
  • Patent number: 10881539
    Abstract: An implantable biocompatible expander suitable for implantation into a urinary duct, comprises an elongated sinusoidal ring comprising at least two proximal prongs and at least two distal prongs, wherein the expander is resiliently deformable from a relaxed radially expanded orientation to a radially contracted orientation suitable for transluminal delivery through the urinary duct. The expander is configured to exert an outward radial force against a wall of the urinary duct when in-situ within the urinary duct. In particular, the expander is suitable for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and configured for implantation into the prostatic urethra between, and substantially spanning the prostatic urethra between, the bladder neck and external sphincter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars & The Other Members of Board, of The College of The Holy & Undiv. Trinity of Queen Elizabeth, Near Dublin
    Inventors: Conor Harkin, Garrett Ryan, Bruce Murphy, James Redmond
  • Publication number: 20200315823
    Abstract: An implantable biocompatible expander suitable for implantation into a urinary duct, comprises an elongated sinusoidal ring comprising at least two proximal prongs and at least two distal prongs, wherein the expander is resiliently deformable from a relaxed radially expanded orientation to a radially contracted orientation suitable for transluminal delivery through the urinary duct. The expander is configured to exert an outward radial force against a wall of the urinary duct when in-situ within the urinary duct. In particular, the expander is suitable for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and configured for implantation into the prostatic urethra between, and substantially spanning the prostatic urethra between, the bladder neck and external sphincter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Conor Harkin, Garrett Ryan, Bruce Murphy, James Redmond, Michael Burke, Riona Ni Ghriallais
  • Publication number: 20200191704
    Abstract: A system for assessing grip security, the system comprising: a contact surface having at least a first contact surface region and a second contact surface region, the first contact surface region being configured to resist slip less than the second contact surface region, a sensor for detecting slip in the first contact region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen James Redmond, Heba Khamis, Benjamin Xia
  • Patent number: 10682245
    Abstract: An implantable biocompatible expander suitable for implantation into a urinary duct, comprises an elongated sinusoidal ring comprising at least two proximal prongs and at least two distal prongs, wherein the expander is resiliently deformable from a relaxed radially expanded orientation to a radially contracted orientation suitable for transluminal delivery through the urinary duct. The expander is configured to exert an outward radial force against a wall of the urinary duct when in-situ within the urinary duct. In particular, the expander is suitable for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and configured for implantation into the prostatic urethra between, and substantially spanning the prostatic urethra between, the bladder neck and external sphincter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars, & The Other Members of Board, of the College of the Holy & Undiv. Trinity of Queen Elizabeth, Near Dublin
    Inventors: Conor Harkin, Garrett Ryan, Bruce Murphy, James Redmond, Michael Burke, Riona Ni Ghriallais