Patents by Inventor Joseph W. Sullivan

Joseph W. Sullivan 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: 10406066
    Abstract: Integrated devices for performing external chest compression (ECC) and defibrillation on a person and methods using the devices. Integrated devices can include a backboard, at least one chest compression member operably coupled to the backboard, and a defibrillator module operably coupled to the backboard. The integrated devices can include physiological sensors, electrodes, wheels, controllers, human interface devices, cooling modules, ventilators, cameras, and voice output devices. Methods can include defibrillating, pacing, ventilating, cooling, and performing ECC in an integrated, coordinated, and/or synchronous manner using the full capabilities of the device. Some devices include controllers executing methods for automatically performing the coordinated activities utilizing the device capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Cynthia Jayne, Ronald E. Stickney, Richard C. Nova, Stephen W. Radons, David R. Hampton, D. Craig Edwards, Joseph L. Sullivan, Steven E. Sjoquist
  • Patent number: 10368791
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, devices, compositions, and kits for monitoring neuromodulation efficacy based on changes in the level or activity of one or more target biomarkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Adrian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Ayala Hezi-Yamit, Rudy Beasley, Susan Thornton Edwards, Lori Garcia, Michele Lee Silver, Christopher W. Storment, Carol M. Sullivan, Joseph A. Traina, Stefan Stoyanov Tunev
  • Publication number: 20190231641
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present concept are directed to CPR chest compression machines that include a sensor to detect a parameter about a patient, such as an indication of patient recovery, and include a processor that determines whether to cease series of successive compressions on the patient in response to the detected parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Isabelle L. Banville, Fred W. Chapman, Joseph L. Sullivan, Steven Duke
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190143132
    Abstract: A medical device can include a housing, an energy storage module within the housing to store an electrical charge, and a defibrillation port to guide via electrodes the stored electrical charge to a person in need of medical assistance. The medical device can also include a processor to perform a patient signal analysis on an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal corresponding to the person and further determine, based on a result of the patient signal analysis, whether post-shock transcutaneous pacing should be performed on the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph L. Sullivan, Fred W. Chapman
  • Patent number: 7061493
    Abstract: Personality traits displayed on a workbench are grouped into a character profile that is utilized in determining the personality and/or specific actions of a synthetic character. The personality traits are selectable by an operator from graduated dials. The personality traits may also be displayed in the form of selectable attributes or trait indicative behaviors that, when selected, are mapped into predetermined amounts of each trait in the character profile. The character profile is utilized to compute activation levels for primary behaviors, which are selected to influence or direct behavior of the synthetic character. Secondary behaviors are also selected, but discarded if conflicting with the selected primary behaviors. When behaviors are selected, the corresponding behaviors are translated into classes of ‘personality effectors’ that modulate the synthetic character's behavioral expression to reflect the desired set of traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignees: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Linda K. Cook, Timothy W. Bickmore, Joseph W. Sullivan, Elizabeth Churchill, Scott A. Prevost
  • Patent number: 7006098
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating communication about a document between two users creates autonomous, animated computer characters, or avatars, which are then attached to the document under discussion. The avatar is created by one user, who need not be the author of the document, and is attached to the document to represent a point of view. The avatar represents the physical likeness of its creator. The avatar is animated, using an avatar scripting language, to perform specified behaviors including pointing, walking and changing facial expressions. The avatar includes audio files that are synchronized with movement of the avatar's mouth to provide an audio message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignees: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy W. Bickmore, Joseph W. Sullivan, Elizabeth F. Churchill, Sara A. Bly, Linda K. Cook
  • Patent number: 6857102
    Abstract: An automatic re-authoring system and method re-author a document originally designed for display on a desktop computer screen for display on a smaller display screen, such as those used with a PDA or a cellular telephone. The automatic re-authoring system and method input a document to be re-authored and re-authoring parameters, such as display screen size, default font and the like. The automatic re-authoring system and method convert the document into a number of pages, where each page is fully displayable with only at most a minimal amount of scrolling on the display screen of the PDA or cellular phone. At each stage of the re-authoring, a number of different transformations are applied to the original document or a selected re-authored page. The selected re-authored page is the best page resulting from the previous re-authoring stage. The best page at each stage is determined based on the re-authoring parameters and the content of the document being re-authored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignees: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy W. Bickmore, William N. Schilit, Andreas Girgensohn, Joseph W. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20030206170
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating communication about a document between two users creates autonomous, animated computer characters, or avatars, which are then attached to the document under discussion. The avatar is created by one user, who need not be the author of the document, and is attached to the document to represent a point of view. The avatar represents the physical likeness of its creator. The avatar is animated, using an avatar scripting language, to perform specified behaviors including pointing, walking and changing facial expressions. The avatar includes audio files that are synchronized with movement of the avatar's mouth to provide an audio message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: Fuji Xerox Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Bickmore, Joseph W. Sullivan, Elizabeth F. Churchill, Sara A. Bly, Linda K. Cook
  • Publication number: 20030193504
    Abstract: Personality traits displayed on a workbench are grouped into a character profile that is utilized in determining the personality and/or specific actions of a synthetic character. The personality traits are selectable by an operator from graduated dials. The personality traits may also be displayed in the form of selectable attributes or trait indicative behaviors that, when selected, are mapped into predetermined amounts of each trait in the character profile. The character profile is utilized to compute activation levels for primary behaviors, which are selected to influence or direct behavior of the synthetic character. Secondary behaviors are also selected, but discarded if conflicting with the selected primary behaviors. When behaviors are selected, the corresponding behaviors are translated into classes of ‘personality effectors’ that modulate the synthetic character's behavioral expression to reflect the desired set of traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicants: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Linda K. Cook, Timothy W. Bickmore, Joseph W. Sullivan, Elizabeth Churchill, Scott A. Prevost
  • Patent number: 6570555
    Abstract: Deliberative and reactive processing are combined to process multi-modal inputs and direct movements and speech of a synthetic character that operates as an interface between a user and a piece of equipment. The synthetic character is constructed as an ally, working with and helping the user learn and operate the equipment. The synthetic character interacts with both a virtual space where the character is displayed, and a physical space (domain) that includes the user. Real-time reactive processing provides lifelike and engaging responses to user queries and conversations. Deliberative processing provides responses to inputs that require more processing time (deep linguistic processing, for example). Knowledge bases are maintained for both dynamic (discourse model, for example) and static (e.g., knowledge about the domain or discourse plans) information types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignees: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Scott A. Prevost, Timothy W. Bickmore, Joseph W. Sullivan, Elizabeth Churchill, Andreas Girgensohn
  • Patent number: 6466213
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating communication about a document between two users creates autonomous, animated computer characters, or avatars, which are then attached to the document under discussion. The avatar is created by one user, who need not be the author of the document, and is attached to the document to represent a point of view. The avatar represents the physical likeness of its creator. The avatar is animated, using an avatar scripting language, to perform specified behaviors including pointing, walking and changing facial expressions. The avatar includes audio files that are synchronized with movement of the avatar's mouth to provide an audio message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy W. Bickmore, Joseph W. Sullivan, Elizabeth F. Churchill, Sara A. Bly, Linda K. Cook
  • Publication number: 20010019330
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating communication about a document between two users creates autonomous, animated computer characters, or avatars, which are then attached to the document under discussion. The avatar is created by one user, who need not be the author of the document, and is attached to the document to represent a point of view. The avatar represents the physical likeness of its creator. The avatar is animated, using an avatar scripting language, to perform specified behaviors including pointing, walking and changing facial expressions. The avatar includes audio files that are synchronized with movement of the avatar's mouth to provide an audio message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 1998
    Publication date: September 6, 2001
    Inventors: TIMOTHY W. BICKMORE, JOSEPH W. SULLIVAN, ELIZABETH F. CHURCHILL, SARA A. BLY, LINDA K. COOK
  • Patent number: 5970455
    Abstract: An electronic notebook assigns properties to digital ink of note marks and keywords to digital pages. The properties indicate the type of note mark and the keywords indicate general content of the note marks on a digital page. The notebook also synchronizes audio data with the note marks and permits audio highlighting. The electronic notebook provides an updatable database of note marks and audio that is capable of being searched based on the properties, keywords, and audio highlights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignees: Xerox Corporation, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lynn D. Wilcox, William N. Schilit, Nitin Sawhney, Joseph W. Sullivan, Timothy W. Bickmore
  • Patent number: 5889523
    Abstract: When dynamically grouping a plurality of graphic objects, such as displayed on a graphic input display apparatus, a cluster tree is formed for the plurality of graphic objects. The cluster tree is based on a plurality of different types of distance measures. These include a time distance and a spatial distance. These distances are combined to form a distance metric indicting a distance between a pair of the graphic objects. Each level of the cluster tree defines a new cluster of the graphic objects. At least one of the graphic objects is selected. The different cluster levels of the cluster tree containing the selected graphic object are displayable. The displayed cluster of the graphic objects can be modified to increase or decrease the cluster level of the cluster containing the selected graphic object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignees: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Lynn D. Wilcox, Patrick Chiu, Gene Golovchinsky, William N. Schilit, Joseph W. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 5731556
    Abstract: A muffler for use with a pneumatic motor the muffler including a housing having a first longitudinal wall, a second longitudinal wall, a first lateral wall, a second lateral wall, and a front wall where the first and second longitudinal walls include an exhaust port and the front, longitudinal and lateral walls define a muffler chamber. The muffler also includes first and second baffle located in said muffler chamber. The first and second baffles include a first side and a second side, and each baffle extends away from a first lateral wall substantially parallel to the longitudinal walls and terminates in a baffle edge. The first and second baffles dividing the muffler chamber into at least two exhaust chambers, the baffle edges define a crossover opening for flowing an exhausted fluid to an adjacent exhaust chamber. A sound absorbing media along said first and second sides of said first and second baffles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Richard K. Gardner, Joseph W. Sullivan, Gerald M. Distel, Roger D. Wieland
  • Patent number: 5559310
    Abstract: An open path low back pressure muffler for reciprocating air motor pulsing exhaust providing an increased area inlet orifice, double flow path reversal with directional flow assistance and a turnable sound absorbing lined duct exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Rick D. Hoover, Nicholas Kozumplik, Jr., Joseph W. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 4428213
    Abstract: Disclosed is a two step process of peening for workpieces having small radii fillets or fragile edges, such as gas turbine airfoils have. In the first step, relatively small size shot of less than 1 mm dia is used to impart a first peening intensity to a workpiece. This results in a first relatively rough surface finish. In the second step, shot of substantially uniform diameter in the range 1-2.5 mm is impacted with uniform velocity to provide a surface finish smoother than 30AA (10.sup.-6 inch). When fillets are peened, improved fatigue life results from the duplex process. When used on edges, where direct edge impact is avoided in the second step, deformed edges are avoided by the process. Yet the workpiece is substantially smooth and the edges have the requisite residual stress distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1984
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Neal, Joseph W. Sullivan, Joseph F. Loersch