Patents by Inventor John Donoghue

John Donoghue 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: 20190141153
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for presenting notifications on a user interface presentation of a recipient computing device. The technique is considered tiered because it distinguishes between first-type (people-centric) notifications and second-type notifications, and because it processes and presents first-type notifications in a privileged manner compared to the second-type notifications. For instance, the technique presents content associated with each first-type notification in an allocated window that appears in positional association with a person indicator, where that person indicator identifies the person who sent the first-type notification; the technique presents each second-type notification in a different manner. In some implementations, an application developer who designs a custom first-type notification is given authority to draw within the allocated window that is used to present the custom first-type notification in a manner specified by the application developer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Nils Skillman, Gregory Thomas Mattox, Omobayonie AyoYinka Olatunji, Lola Marie Ball, Allison Anne O'Mahony, Carmen Quan, Brian Daniel Beck, Christopher Wallace Heuser, Eduardo Quijano Rivadeneyra, Song Zou, Michael John Bray, Patrick Seth Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20140081432
    Abstract: A participant, engages in healthcare provider prescribed physical rehabilitation exercises utilizing specifically designed controllers, and these exercises are mapped to one or more video game commands. These commands are coupled with other inputs to control the video game that will be used to ensure adherence to a prescribed rehabilitation regimen. Information is gathered on the participant, in order to aid in rehabilitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicants: Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University
    Inventors: Angus Kingon, John Donoghue, Yi-Ning Wu, Karen Kerman, Brian Monetti
  • Patent number: 8527632
    Abstract: The secure transfer of data files between secure environments (202, 211) is disclosed. At a source environment (202) a user issues a request via a first local terminal (205J) to transmit one or more selected data files (101) to a specified recipient (211) by identifying the data files and the recipient's email address. The transmission of the data file is approved, possibly by a supervisor (208) and a copy of the selected data file is made to an encrypted storage device. An email is issued to the recipient (211) identifying the location of the selected file and a first password. The selected data file is transferred to the recipient in response to the recipient identifying the location and providing the first password. Preferably, a second one-time password is provided via an alternative mode of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: ISEEU Global Limited
    Inventors: Tony John Donoghue, Stephen Clements
  • Publication number: 20090259729
    Abstract: The secure transfer of data files between secure environments (202, 211) is disclosed. At a source environment (202) a user issues a request via a first local terminal (205J) to transmit one or more selected data files (101) to a specified recipient (211) by identifying the data files and the recipient's email address. The transmission of the data file is approved, possibly by a supervisor (208) and a copy of the selected data file is made to an encrypted storage device. An email is issued to the recipient (211) identifying the location of the selected file and a first password. The selected data file is transferred to the recipient in response to the recipient identifying the location and providing the first password. Preferably, a second one-time password is provided via an alternative mode of communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: ISEEU GLOBAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Tony John Donoghue, Stephen Clements
  • Publication number: 20090203973
    Abstract: There is provided apparatus for conveying real-time medical data received from patient connected terminals within a hospital to clinician. The apparatus is characterised in that the clinicians receive data from the apparatus via mobile devices (117) located outside a hospital and the apparatus is located at the hospital collecting a plurality of data sets from a plurality of patients. The apparatus comprises a first processing system (201) for receiving native medical data from a hospital internal network and for converting the data into generic video images; a second processing system (202) for authenticating requests from mobile devices to facilitate or block external communication; and a third processing system (203) for receiving input commands from the mobile devices, encrypting the generic figure images to produce encrypted video images and for transmitting the encrypted video images to the mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: ISEEU GLOBAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Tony John Donoghue, Stephen Clements, Loua Hanna Al-Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20070169333
    Abstract: A brain implant system consistent with embodiments of the present invention includes an electrode array having a plurality of electrodes for sensing neuron signals. A method for manufacturing the electrode array includes machining a piece of an electrically conductive substance to create a plurality of electrodes extending from a base member. Each electrode also has a corresponding base section. A nonconductive layer is provided around at least a portion of the base section of each electrode to support the plurality of electrodes. The base section of the electrodes are then cut to separate the base member from the plurality of electrodes supported by the nonconductive support layer. The present invention also includes a complete brain implant system using the above electrode array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: John Donoghue, Nicholas Hatsopoulos, Sylvain Martel, Timothy Fofonoff, Robert Dyer, Ian Hunter
  • Publication number: 20070046486
    Abstract: A system using neurological control signals to control a device is disclosed. The system may include a sensor sensing electrical activity of a plurality of neurons over time and a vector generator generating a neural control vector from the sensed electrical activity of the plurality of neurons over time. The system may also include a control filter to which the neural control vector is applied to provide a control variable and an output device controlled by the control variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Applicant: Brown University Research Foundation
    Inventors: John Donoghue, Nicholas Hatsopoulos, Mijail Serruya, Matthew Fellows, Liam Paninski
  • Publication number: 20070032738
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a biological interface system and related methods are disclosed. The system may comprise a sensor comprising a plurality of electrodes for detecting multicellular signals emanating from one or more living cells of a patient and a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor and process the multicellular signals to produce a processed signal. The processing unit may be configured to transmit the processed signal to a controlled device that is configured to receive the processed signal. The system is configured to perform an integrated patient training routine to generate one or more system configuration parameters that are used by the processing unit to produce the processed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, Mijail Serruya, Daniel Morris, Abraham Caplan, Maryam Saleh, John Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20060253166
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a biological interface system and related methods are disclosed. The system may comprise a sensor comprising a plurality of electrodes for detecting multicellular signals emanating from one or more living cells of a patient and a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor and process the multicellular signals to produce a processed signal. The processing unit may be configured to transmit the processed signal to a controlled device that is configured to receive the processed signal. The system is configured to perform an integrated patient training routine to provide a time varying stimulus to the patient and to generate one or more system configuration parameters used by the processing unit to produce the processed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, Mijail Serruya, Daniel Morris, Abraham Caplan, Maryam Saleh, John Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20060206167
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an ambulation and movement assist system are disclosed. For example, an ambulation system for a patient may comprise an exoskeleton device attached to the patient, an FES device at least partially implanted in the patient, and a biological interface apparatus. The biological interface apparatus comprises a sensor having a plurality of electrodes for detecting multicellular signals, a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor, process the multicellular signals to produce a processed signal, and transmit the processed signal to a controlled device. At least one of the exoskeleton device and the FES device is the controlled device of the biological interface apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, Mijail Serruya, John Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20060189899
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for restoring or enhancing one or more motor functions of a patient are disclosed. The system comprises a biological interface apparatus and a joint movement device such as an exoskeleton device or FES device. The biological interface apparatus includes a sensor that detects the multicellular signals and a processing unit for producing a control signal based on the multicellular signals. Data from the joint movement device is transmitted to the processing unit for determining a value of a configuration parameter of the system. Also disclosed is a joint movement device including a flexible structure for applying force to one or more patient joints, and controlled cables that produce the forces required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, R. Flaherty, Gerhard Friehs, Mijail Serruya, Burke Barrett, John Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20060173259
    Abstract: A system and method for an improved biological interface system that processes multicellular signals of a patient and controls one or more devices is disclosed. The system includes a sensor that detects the multicellular signals and a processing unit for producing the control signal based on the multicellular signals. The system may include improved communication, self-diagnostics, and surgical insertion tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, Burke Barrett, John Donoghue, Richard Van Wagenen, Christopher Smith, Andras Pungor, Christine Decaria, Almut Branner, Nephi Harvey, Anthony Misener, K. Guillory, Jon Joseph
  • Publication number: 20060167530
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a biological interface system and related methods are disclosed. The system may comprise a sensor comprising a plurality of electrodes for detecting multicellular signals emanating from one or more living cells of a patient and a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor and process the multicellular signals to produce a processed signal. The processing unit may be configured to transmit the processed signal to a controlled device that is configured to receive the processed signal. The system is configured to perform an integrated patient training routine to generate one or more system configuration parameters that are used by the processing unit to produce the processed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, Mijail Serruya, Daniel Morris, Abraham Caplan, Maryam Saleh, John Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20060109876
    Abstract: The Holographic Beam Combiner, (HBC), is used to combine the output from many lasers into a single-aperture, diffraction-limited beam. The HBC is based on the storage of multiple holographic gratings in the same spatial location. By using a photopolymer material such as quinone-doped polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) that uses a novel principle of “polymer with diffusion amplification” (PDA), it is possible to combine a large number (N) of diode lasers, with an output intensity and brightness 0.9 N times as much as those of the combined outputs of individual N lasers. The HBC will be a small, inexpensive to manufacture, and lightweight optical element. The basic idea of the HBC is to construct multiple holograms onto a recording material, with each hologram using a reference beam incident at a different angle, but keeping the object beam at a fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: John Donoghue, Mark Andrews
  • Publication number: 20060058627
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a biological interface system and their related methods are disclosed. A biological interface system may include a sensor including a plurality of electrodes configured to detect multicellular signals emanating from one or more living cells of a patient and a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor, to process the multicellular signals to produce processed signals, and to transmit the processed signals. The system may also include a controlled device configured to receive the processed signals from the processing unit. The processing unit may include a processing unit first portion and a processing unit second portion, where the processing unit first portion is implanted under the scalp on the skull of the patient, and the processing unit second portion is placed above the scalp of the patient at a location proximal to the processing unit first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: J. Flaherty, John Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20060049957
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a biological interface system and their related methods are disclosed. A biological interface system may include a sensor including a plurality of electrodes configured to detect multicellular signals emanating from one or more living cells of a patient and a processing unit configured to receive the multicellular signals from the sensor and to process the multicellular signals to produce processed signals. The system may also include a plurality of controlled devices each configured to receive the processed signals. The plurality of controlled devices include at least a first controlled device and a second controlled device. The system may include a selector module usable by an operator and being configured to select which of the first and second controlled devices is to be controlled by the processed signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventors: Timothy Surgenor, John Donoghue, Mijail Serruya, J. Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20050203366
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting, monitoring, and/or treating neurological events based on, for example, electrical signals generated from the patient's body are disclosed. Various embodiments of the invention include a system for predicting occurrence of a neurological event in a patient's body. The system may include an implant configured to be placed in the body and detect signals indicative of an activity that precedes the neurological event, and a processing unit configured to process the detected signals so as to predict the neurological event prior to the occurrence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: John Donoghue, Mijail Serruya, J. Flaherty, Brian Hatt, Jon Joseph
  • Publication number: 20050143589
    Abstract: A system and method for a neural interface system with integral calibration elements may include a sensor including a plurality of electrodes to detect multicellular signals, an interface to process the signals from the sensor into a suitable control signal for a controllable device, such as a computer or prosthetic limb, and an integrated calibration routine to efficiently create calibration output parameters used to generate the control signal. A graphical user interface may be used to make various portions of the calibration and signal processing configuration more efficient and effective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: John Donoghue, J. Flaherty, Mijail Serruya, Abraham Caplan, Maryam Saleh, Kirk Korver, Almut Branner
  • Publication number: 20050113744
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting neural, biological, or other electrical signals generated within a patient's body and processing those signals to generate a control signal that may control the delivery of a biologic, therapeutic, or other agent, such as a drug. Embodiments include a system having a sensor implanted in a patient's brain to detect neural signals used to control delivery of a drug to the patient. The system may also control an internal and/or external device, such as a prosthetic limb, and control delivery of a drug to increase the performance of the system and/or the controlled device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: John Donoghue, J. Flaherty, Gerhard Friehs, Brian Hatt, Mijail Serruya, Maryam Saleh
  • Patent number: 6833346
    Abstract: Methods for making articulate detergents are disclosed. The detergent particulates are formed from a combination of pre-formed detergent particulates and other detergent ingredients may also be preformed such as blown powders, extrudates or agglomerates or particulate raw materials. Selection of the feed streams into a low or moderate shear mixing process enable of the finished detergent particle to be controlled without requiring careful control of the conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Morrison, Scott John Donoghue, Graham Simpson