Patents by Inventor Joseph A. O'Brien

Joseph A. 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).

  • Publication number: 20220000783
    Abstract: Pediatric and modified release dosage forms of vitamin D compounds, and methods of making and using the dosage forms, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Praful Balavant Deshpande, Stephen James Quinlan, Marta Golec, John Gerard O'Brien, James Joseph McDonald, Reem Elamein Elsiddig, Ken O'Shea
  • Publication number: 20210401752
    Abstract: Pediatric and modified release dosage forms of vitamin D compounds, and methods of making and using the same, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Praful Balavant Deshpande, Stephen James Quinlan, Marta Golec, John Gerard O'Brien, James Joseph McDonald, Reem Elamein Elsiddig, Ken O'Shea
  • Publication number: 20210269362
    Abstract: Ceramic slurries may include ceramic particles, a photoreactive-photostable hybrid binder, and a photoinitiator. The photoreactive-photostable hybrid binder may include a photoreactive organic resin component, a photoreactive siloxane component, and one or more photostable siloxane components. Methods of forming a ceramic part may include curing a portion of a ceramic slurry by exposing the portion of the ceramic slurry to light to form a green ceramic part, and partially firing the green ceramic part to form a brown ceramic part. The brown ceramic part may be sintered at or above a sintering temperature of the ceramic particles to form a ceramic part, wherein sintering includes heating the brown ceramic part to a sufficient temperature to promote reaction bonding that converts silica from the photoreactive-photostable hybrid binder into silicates that bond with the ceramic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Cathleen Ann Hoel
  • Publication number: 20210269361
    Abstract: Ceramic slurries may include ceramic particles, a photoreactive-photostable hybrid binder, and a photoinitiator. The photoreactive-photostable hybrid binder may include a photoreactive organic resin component, a photoreactive siloxane component, and one or more photostable siloxane components. Methods of forming a ceramic part may include curing a portion of a ceramic slurry by exposing the portion of the ceramic slurry to light to form a green ceramic part, and partially firing the green ceramic part to form a brown ceramic part. The brown ceramic part may be sintered at or above a sintering temperature of the ceramic particles to form a ceramic part, wherein sintering includes heating the brown ceramic part to a sufficient temperature to promote reaction bonding that converts silica from the photoreactive-photostable hybrid binder into silicates that bond with the ceramic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Cathleen Ann Hoel
  • Patent number: 10977633
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for providing bill splitting processes for splitting a bill amount among a set of purchasers. In one example, the disclosed embodiments may receive receipt information reflecting a bill to be split among a group of purchasers. The disclosed embodiments may parse the receipt information to extract one or more items or services having monetary value and generate a list of the items or services included in the receipt. The disclosed embodiments may also identify the group of purchasers that will participate in paying a proportion of the bill associated with the receipt. Further, disclosed embodiments may be configured to determine a proportion of payment of the total amount of the bill for each purchaser in the group of purchasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Ben M. Coffman, Dennis S. Brennan, Richard S. Just, Joseph O'Brien, Katharine Anne Shea, Bryan Fearson, Timothy J. Austen, Shaun Webb, Nicholas Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20200234850
    Abstract: A data cable is provided herewith, along with related methods. The disclosed data cables may meet the requirements for a UL 2196 flame test, including subsequent hose stream test. The disclosed data cables include two or more pairs of conductors wrapped with a flame-retardant tape and surrounded by low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) thermoset insulation. A shield may surround the conductor pairs and a non-halogen flame retardant polyolefin may surround the shield. In certain embodiments, the pairs of conductors present in the cable may have different lay lengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Rama Krishna Nippani, Paulette Blagburn, Eric Joseph O'Brien, James Scott Conrad
  • Publication number: 20200160302
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for providing bill splitting processes for splitting a bill amount among a set of purchasers. In one example, the disclosed embodiments may receive receipt information reflecting a bill to be split among a group of purchasers. The disclosed embodiments may parse the receipt information to extract one or more items or services having monetary value and generate a list of the items or services included in the receipt. The disclosed embodiments may also identify the group of purchasers that will participate in paying a proportion of the bill associated with the receipt. Further, disclosed embodiments may be configured to determine a proportion of payment of the total amount of the bill for each purchaser in the group of purchasers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Ben M. Coffman, Dennis S. Brennan, Richard S. Just, Joseph O'Brien, Katharine Anne Shea, Bryan Fearson, Timothy J. Austen, Shaun Webb, Nicholas Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20200115284
    Abstract: A ceramic slurry for forming a ceramic article includes a binder, a first plurality of ceramic particles having a first morphology, a second plurality of ceramic particles having a second morphology that is different from the first morphology; and a photoinitiator. A method for using this slurry for fabricating ceramic articles is presented as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Cathleen Ann Hoel, Xi Yang, Michael Joseph O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10579975
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for providing bill splitting processes for splitting a bill amount among a set of purchasers. In one example, the disclosed embodiments may receive receipt information reflecting a bill to be split among a group of purchasers. The disclosed embodiments may parse the receipt information to extract one or more items or services having monetary value and generate a list of the items or services included in the receipt. The disclosed embodiments may also identify the group of purchasers that will participate in paying a proportion of the bill associated with the receipt. Further, disclosed embodiments may be configured to determine a proportion of payment of the total amount of the bill for each purchaser in the group of purchasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Ben M. Coffman, Dennis S. Brennan, Richard S. Just, Joseph O'Brien, Katharine Anne Shea, Bryan Fearson, Timothy J. Austen, Shaun Webb, Nicholas Sheehan
  • Patent number: 10579976
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for providing bill splitting processes for splitting a bill amount among a set of purchasers. In one example, the disclosed embodiments may receive receipt information reflecting a bill to be split among a group of purchasers. The disclosed embodiments may parse the receipt information to extract one or more items or services having monetary value and generate a list of the items or services included in the receipt. The disclosed embodiments may also identify the group of purchasers that will participate in paying a proportion of the bill associated with the receipt. Further, disclosed embodiments may be configured to determine a proportion of payment of the total amount of the bill for each purchaser in the group of purchasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Ben M. Coffman, Dennis S. Brennan, Richard S. Just, Joseph O'Brien, Katharine Anne Shea, Bryan Fearson, Timothy J. Austen, Shaun Webb, Nicholas Sheehan
  • Patent number: 10538460
    Abstract: A ceramic slurry for forming a ceramic article includes a binder, a first plurality of ceramic particles having a first morphology, a second plurality of ceramic particles having a second morphology that is different from the first morphology; and a photoinitiator. A method for using this slurry for fabricating ceramic articles is presented as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cathleen Ann Hoel, Xi Yang, Michael Joseph O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190339249
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of altering chemical properties of an in-process resin used with a 3D printing apparatus. The method includes monitoring the in-process resin using an imaging spectrometer, comparing the in-process resin and a model using one or more spectrums from the imaging spectrometer, and diluting the in-process resin with a diluting resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stephanie Lynn DePalma, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Brittany Nicole Potter
  • Patent number: 10445532
    Abstract: A USB media storage device includes a housing and USB flash drive mounted in the housing. A faceplate is mounted to the housing to indicate the content stored on the USB flash drive. The media stored on the USB flash drive is copy protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190284096
    Abstract: A ceramic slurry for forming a ceramic article includes a binder, a first plurality of ceramic particles having a first morphology, a second plurality of ceramic particles having a second morphology that is different from the first morphology; and a photoinitiator. A method for using this slurry for fabricating ceramic articles is presented as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Cathleen Ann Hoel, Xi Yang, Michael Joseph O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10408812
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of altering chemical properties of an in-process resin used with a 3D printing apparatus. The method includes monitoring the in-process resin using an imaging spectrometer, comparing the in-process resin and a model using one or more spectrums from the imaging spectrometer, and diluting the in-process resin with a diluting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Lynn DePalma, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Brittany Nicole Potter
  • Publication number: 20190221365
    Abstract: An inductor is disclosed, including a first wire, a non-conductive material, and a shell. The non-conductive material may cover the first wire, with a portion of each end of the first wire uncovered. The shell may include a top portion and a bottom portion and include at least one magnetized layer and at least one gap between the first portion and the second portion. The shell may also surround a portion of the non-conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: David P. Cappabianca, Joseph T. DiBene, II, Shawn Searles, Le Wang, Yizhang Yang, Sean Cian O'Mathuna, Santosh Kulkarni, Paul McCloskey, Zoran Pavlovic, William Lawton, Graeme Maxwell, Joseph O'Brien, Hugh Charles Smiddy
  • Patent number: 10030483
    Abstract: An efficient and cost-effective process of carbon dioxide recycling in enhanced oil recovery wells or in fracturing wells is provided. The process comprises recovering a hydrocarbon enriched stream of condensed carbon dioxide from and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) well or a fracturing well; adding to said stream one or more thickeners; and directing the thickened stream to the EOR well or fracturing well for recycled usage in EOR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Dan Hancu, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Robert James Perry, Stanlee Teresa Buddle, Mark Daniel Doherty
  • Patent number: 10023500
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to light-curable ceramic slurries, and more specifically, to hybrid binders for light-curable ceramic slurries. A light-curable ceramic slurry includes a hybrid binder having an organic resin component and a multi-functional reactive siloxane component that is miscible with the organic resin component. The slurry also includes a photoinitiator having a corresponding photoactivation wavelength range and ceramic particles. The slurry is cured via exposure to light in the photoactivation wavelength range of the photoinitiator such that both the organic resin component and the multi-functional reactive siloxane component of the hybrid binder polymerize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Joseph O'Brien, Cathleen Ann Hoel
  • Publication number: 20180150862
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for assisting and incentivizing a user to save money by avoiding impulsive purchases. In certain embodiments, disclosed embodiments may include mechanisms to receive a user-defined goal for saving money and to receive item identifying information relating to an item not purchased by the user in accomplishing the goal. The disclosed embodiments also include mechanisms that determine the price of the item based on the identifying information and determine the amount of savings based on the price of the item. The disclosed embodiments may also be configured to determine and offer a reward to the user based on the amount of savings and to provide to the user a history record of one or more items not purchased in accomplishing the user's goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Capital One Financial Corporation
    Inventors: Ben M. COFFMAN, Dennis S. BRENNAN, Richard S. JUST, Joseph O'BRIEN, Katharine Anne SHEA, Bryan FEARSON, Timothy J. AUSTEN, Shaun WEBB
  • Patent number: 9956520
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide absorbent composition is described, including (i) a liquid, nonaqueous silicon-based material, functionalized with one or more groups that either reversibly react with CO2 or have a high-affinity for CO2, and (ii) a hydroxy-containing solvent that is capable of dissolving both the silicon-based material and a reaction product of the silicon-based material and CO2. The absorbent may be utilized in methods to reduce carbon dioxide in an exhaust gas, and finds particular utility in power plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert James Perry, Grigorii Lev Soloveichik, Malgorzata Iwona Rubinsztajn, Michael Joseph O'Brien, Larry Neil Lewis, Tunchiao Hubert Lam, Sergei Kniajanski, Dan Hancu