Patents by Inventor James W. O'Brien

James W. O'Brien 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: 10754631
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining an upgrade readiness metric of a tenant in a cloud environment. One method includes receiving, with an electronic processor, device telemetry data for a plurality of devices associated with a first plurality of tenants in the cloud environment and receiving, with the electronic processor, software telemetry data for a second plurality of tenants in the cloud environment. The method also includes determining, with the electronic processor, the upgrade readiness metric for the tenant based on the device telemetry data and the software telemetry data and displaying the upgrade readiness metric within a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Skovron, James C. O'Brien, Ramasubramanian Shastri, Claudiu G. Diaconu, Shashidhar Rajashekara, David W. Brodsky, Sandipan Ganguly, Oana Silvia I. Nica
  • Patent number: 9217369
    Abstract: A compressor inlet manifold for directing air from a radial airflow inlet into an axial compressor inlet of a compressor of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The compressor inlet manifold provides air flow to the compressor with reduced distortion to the compressor which enables the required design surge margin to be reduced, thereby increasing gas turbine engine efficiency. The improved air flow has reduced distortion, turbulence and unsteadiness. The compressor inlet manifold body may have at least one annular opening extending axially downstream from an upstream wall. Air flow into the compressor inlet manifold may be conditioned with one or more of a flow improvement projection extending radially inward relative to other aspects of a compressor inlet outer wall, a conically shaped inner sidewall, and a baffle positioned at an acute angle relative to an axis aligned with a radially inward air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jose L. Rodriguez, James W. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8799022
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a secure transaction and communication network between a multitude of enrolled enterprises and customers. An enrollment database outputs an authenticated identity to an encounter database that generates an encounter number that it outputs to an enrolled establishment for generating a transaction order to a transaction database. A transmission server assigns serial numbers to encrypt each transmission. Serial number A from the enrollment server is tagged to the identity information and serial B from the transaction database is tagged to the data information and each is sent separately to both the supplier and the encounter server. The encounter server matches Serial A and B to create the first rule data set that the supplier uses to match the order data to the identity records to complete the secure transmission of the de-identified transaction information and arrange for it's re-identification at the supplier's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Strat ID GIC, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. O'Brien, Charles L. Laye
  • Publication number: 20130243586
    Abstract: A compressor inlet manifold for directing air from a radial airflow inlet into an axial compressor inlet of a compressor of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The compressor inlet manifold provides air flow to the compressor with reduced distortion to the compressor which enables the required design surge margin to be reduced, thereby increasing gas turbine engine efficiency. The improved air flow has reduced distortion, turbulence and unsteadiness. The compressor inlet manifold body may have at least one annular opening extending axially downstream from an upstream wall. Air flow into the compressor inlet manifold may be conditioned with one or more of a flow improvement projection extending radially inward relative to other aspects of a compressor inlet outer wall, a conically shaped inner sidewall, and a baffle positioned at an acute angle relative to an axis aligned with a radially inward air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Jose L. Rodriguez, James W. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8011071
    Abstract: A lockable mounting mechanism has a hitch portion and a receiver portion, the hitch portion having a hitch member, a locking member being rotatable between an unlocked position and a locked position, and a camming surface being rotatable with the locking member and the receiver portion having a channel, the hitch member of the hitch portion and the channel of the receiver portion sized to slidably receive the hitch member into the channel portion whereby to mount the hitch portion to the receiver portion, the receiver portion further having a reset surface positioned to engage the camming surface as the hitch member is slid into the channel when the locking member is out of the unlocked position, the camming surface and reset surface cooperating to automatically rotate the locking member toward the unlocked position as the hitch member is slid into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: James W. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20090108168
    Abstract: A lockable mounting mechanism has a hitch portion and a receiver portion, the hitch portion having a hitch member, a locking member being rotatable between an unlocked position and a locked position, and a camming surface being rotatable with the locking member and the receiver portion having a channel, the hitch member of the hitch portion and the channel of the receiver portion sized to slidably receive the hitch member into the channel portion whereby to mount the hitch portion to the receiver portion, the receiver portion further having a reset surface positioned to engage the camming surface as the hitch member is slid into the channel when the locking member is out of the unlocked position, the camming surface and reset surface cooperating to automatically rotate the locking member toward the unlocked position as the hitch member is slid into the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventor: James W. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 5563689
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shutter (40) is comprised of two poles, a south pole (42) and a north pole (44) that are disposed above the surface of a delivery roller element (32). The delivery roller element (32) rotates about a fixed magnet (30) that has various poles. The south pole (42) of the electromagnetic shutter (40) is aligned proximate to the one of the north poles of the magnet (30). When the electromagnetic shutter (40) is activated with the windings (48) and (50) or winding (48) only, the shutter will form a magnetic dam (79) of toner particles which will effectively prevent passage of the toner particles thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: T/R Systems
    Inventors: E. Neal Tompkins, Jack N. Bartholmae, James W. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 4495252
    Abstract: A wear-resistant metallic article is provided which comprises a metallic substrate, a barrier layer of a metal selected from the group consisting of nickel, alloys of nickel, copper and alloys of copper on a surface of the metallic substrate and a layer of wear-resistant material bonded to the substrate, with the wear-resistant material including a mixture of nickel aluminide in a copper base matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Assignee: Imperial Clevite Inc.
    Inventors: James W. O'Brien, Frank Spevak
  • Patent number: 3977407
    Abstract: A nasotracheal tube holder comprises a substantially straight projection having a laterally curved, trough-like surface mounted on a base for securing said projection to a person's head such that the projection is adapted to receive in longitudinally aligned relation the protruding end of a nasotracheal tube in its applied working position. In a preferred embodiment a pair of laterally opposed tabs at the outer end of the projection serve as stop lugs for preventing a wrapping, such as tape, which binds the tube to the projection from sliding off the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Coleman, James W. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 3976080
    Abstract: An endotracheal tube holder comprises a substantially straight projection having a laterally curved, trough-like surface mounted on a base for securing said projection to a person's head such that the projection is adapted to receive in longitudinally aligned relation the protruding end of an endotracheal tube in its applied working position. A pair of laterally opposed tabs at the outer end of the projection serve as stop lugs for preventing a wrapping, such as tape, which binds the tube to the projection from sliding off the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Corporation
    Inventors: Walter J. Bornhorst, Steven J. Coleman, James W. O'Brien