Patents by Inventor Karl KEATING

Karl KEATING 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: 20200030076
    Abstract: A vascular filter device (1) comprises a plurality of filter elements (6) which are movable from a capturing position to an open position upon elapse of a predetermined period of time. In the capturing position the filter elements (6) are configured to capture thrombus passing through the inferior vena cava. In the open position the filter elements (6) are configured to facilitate unrestricted blood flow. The filter elements (6) are biased towards the open position. The filter (1) comprises a holder member (10) to temporarily hold the filter elements (6) in the capturing position until elapse of the predetermined period of time. The holder member (10) comprises a biostable wire element (12) which extends through an opening (13) in each filter element (6), and a biodegradable/bioabsorbable stop element (11). Upon biodegrading/bioabsorbing of the stop element (11), the filter elements (6) are free to move from the capturing position to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Novate Medical Limited
    Inventors: Steven HORAN, Paul GILSON, Karl KEATING, Aidan GOGGIN, Jerome HENRY, Jacqueline O'GORMAN, Shane MOLLOY
  • Patent number: 10523894
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving automatic selection of keeper images from a commonly captured set of images are described. A combination of image type identification and image quality metrics may be used to identify one or more images in the set as keeper images. Image type identification may be used to categorize the captured images into, for example, three or more categories. The categories may include portrait, action, or “other.” Depending on the category identified, the images may be analyzed differently to identify keeper images. For portrait images, an operation may be used to identify the best set of faces. For action images, the set may be divided into sections such that keeper images selected from each section tell the story of the action. For the “other” category, the images may be analyzed such that those having higher quality metrics for an identified region of interest are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Keating, Vincent Wong, Todd Sachs, Claus Molgaard, Michael Rousson, Elliott Harris, Justin Titi, Karl Hsu, Jeff Brasket, Marco Zuliani
  • Patent number: 10470865
    Abstract: A vascular filter device (1) comprises a plurality of filter elements (6) which are movable from a capturing position to an open position upon elapse of a predetermined period of time. In the capturing position the filter elements (6) are configured to capture thrombus passing through the inferior vena cava. In the open position the filter elements (6) are configured to facilitate unrestricted blood flow. The filter elements (6) are biased towards the open position. The filter (1) comprises a holder member (10) to temporarily hold the filter elements (6) in the capturing position until elapse of the predetermined period of time. The holder member (10) comprises a biostable wire element (12) which extends through an opening (13) in each filter element (6), and a biodegradable/bioabsorbable stop element (11). Upon biodegrading/bioabsorbing of the stop element (11), the filter elements (6) are free to move from the capturing position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Novate Medical Limited
    Inventors: Steven Horan, Paul Gilson, Karl Keating, Aidan Goggin, Jerome Henry, Jacqueline O'Gorman, Shane Molloy
  • Patent number: 10459561
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are related to a method for determining a touch pressure level on a touchscreen, comprising: detecting a touch event by the touchscreen; obtaining data relating to features associated with the touch event comprising a capacitance value, a touch area, and/or a touch duration; and determining a touch pressure level based on one or more of the features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Marc Bosch Ruiz, Galit Hofree, Robert Scott Tartz, Robyn Teresa Oliver, Jonathan Karl Kies, Virginia Walker Keating
  • Publication number: 20180280129
    Abstract: A vascular filter device comprises a support; and a filter comprising one or more filter elements configured to capture thrombus passing through a blood vessel. A holder holds the filter in a closed filtering state and releases to convert the filter to an open state after a period of time. The filter is adapted to retain thrombus after said conversion. In one case the filter elements are arranged to remain in a closed state after released by the holder, because they are blocked by a retained clot from opening fully, and the filter elements are biased to the open state with a bias level which is counter balanced by force exerted by a retained clot under action of blood flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Novate Medical Limited
    Inventors: Steven HORAN, Paul GILSON, Karl KEATING, Jerome HENRY, Jacqueline O'GORMAN, Ronan O'CONNOR, Shane MOLLOY
  • Publication number: 20180256308
    Abstract: A vascular filter device (1) has a support frame (2) and filter elements (4). The filter elements (4) extend from the support frame towards filter element ends forming an on-axis apex (5) at which they are interconnected by a holder (6). The filter elements (4) are biased such that if unconnected the filter element ends are located between the support frame and said central axis when the vascular filter device is unconstrained. The filter element unconnected positions are provided by the filter element shapes and the angles at which they extend from the support frame, and in one example this is achieved by laser cutting tubing and heat setting the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Novate Medical Limited
    Inventors: Paul GILSON, Steven HORAN, Karl KEATING, Damien RYAN, Jacqueline O'GORMAN, Paul BATEMAN, Martin KEEGAN, Declan BRODERICK
  • Publication number: 20180028304
    Abstract: A vascular filter device (1) comprises a plurality of filter elements (6) which are movable from a capturing position to an open position upon elapse of a predetermined period of time. In the capturing position the filter elements (6) are configured to capture thrombus passing through the inferior vena cava. In the open position the filter elements (6) are configured to facilitate unrestricted blood flow. The filter elements (6) are biased towards the open position. The filter (1) comprises a holder member (10) to temporarily hold the filter elements (6) in the capturing position until elapse of the predetermined period of time. The holder member (10) comprises a biostable wire element (12) which extends through an opening (13) in each filter element (6), and a biodegradable/bioabsorbable stop element (11). Upon biodegrading/bioabsorbing of the stop element (11), the filter elements (6) are free to move from the capturing position to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Novate Medical Limited
    Inventors: Steven HORAN, Paul GILSON, Karl KEATING, Aidan GOGGIN, Jerome HENRY, Jacqueline O'GORMAN, Shane MALLOY
  • Patent number: 9833304
    Abstract: A vascular filter device comprises a support; and a filter comprising one or more filter elements configured to capture thrombus passing through a blood vessel. A holder holds the filter in a closed filtering state and releases to convert the filter to an open state after a period of time. The filter is adapted to retain thrombus after said conversion. In one case the filter elements are arranged to remain in a closed state after release by the holder, because they are blocked by a retained clot from opening fully, and the filter elements are biased to the open state with a bias level which is counter balanced by force exerted by a retained clot under action of blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Novate Medical Limited
    Inventors: Steven Horan, Paul Gilson, Karl Keating, Jerome Henry, Jacqueline O'Gorman, Ronan O'Connor, Shane Molloy
  • Publication number: 20170340429
    Abstract: A vascular filter system comprises a vascular filter (1), a clamp device (50), and a delivery catheter (51). The filter (1) comprises filter elements (6). When used without the clamp device (50), the filter elements (6) move from a closed state to an open state upon elapse of a predetermined period of time. In the closed state the filter elements (6) capture thrombus passing through the inferior vena cava (2). The delivery catheter (51) is employed to deliver the clamp device (50) to the filter (1) after the filter (1) has been deployed in the inferior vena cava (2). The clamp device (50) engages with the filter elements (6) of the filter (1) to clamp the filter (1) in the closed state beyond elapse of the predetermined period of time. Because of the presence of the clamp device (50), the filter elements (6) are no longer free to move from the closed state to the open state upon elapse of the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Novate Medical Limited
    Inventors: Paul GILSON, Steven HORAN, Karl KEATING, Aidan GOGGIN
  • Publication number: 20160038270
    Abstract: A vascular filter device (1) has a support (2) for engaging the wall of a blood vessel. A filter has filter elements (5) having proximal segments (10) connected to the support (3) and distal segments at least temporarily restrained at a distal apex (7) by a holder when in a filtering closed position. At least one filter element (5) extends radially outwardly with respect to a device longitudinal axis when unconstrained. The filter element may extend in a curve with a concave portion facing radially outwardly in an unconstrained configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: Novate Medical Limited
    Inventors: Steven HORAN, Paul GILSON, Karl KEATING, Dara FINNERAN, Jacqueline O'GORMAN, Damien RYAN, Megan MACDONAGH, Paul BATEMAN
  • Publication number: 20150150671
    Abstract: A vascular filter device (1) has a support frame (2) and filter elements (4). The filter elements (4) extend from the support frame towards filter element ends forming an on-axis apex (5) at which they are interconnected by a holder (6). The filter elements (4) are biased such that if unconnected the filter element ends are located between the support frame and said central axis when the vascular filter device is unconstrained. The filter element unconnected positions are provided by the filter element shapes and the angles at which they extend from the support frame, and in one example this is achieved by laser cutting tubing and heat setting the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Gilson, Steven Horan, Karl Keating, Damien Ryan, Jacqueline O'Gorman, Paul Bateman, Martin Keegan, Declan Broderick
  • Publication number: 20140207177
    Abstract: A vascular filter device (1) comprises a plurality of filter elements (6) which are movable from a capturing position to an open position upon elapse of a predetermined period of time. In the capturing position the filter elements (6) are configured to capture thrombus passing through the inferior vena cava. In the open position the filter elements (6) are configured to facilitate unrestricted blood flow. The filter elements (6) are biased towards the open position. The filter (1) comprises a holder member (10) to temporarily hold the filter elements (6) in the capturing position until elapse of the predetermined period of time. The holder member (10) comprises a biostable wire element (12) which extends through an opening (13) in each filter element (6), and a biodegradable/bioabsorbable stop element (11). Upon biodegrading/bioabsorbing of the stop element (11), the filter elements (6) are free to move from the capturing position to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Novate Medical Limited
    Inventors: Steven HORAN, Paul GILSON, Karl KEATING, Aidan GOGGIN, Jerome HENRY, Jacqueline O'GORMAN, Shane MOLLOY
  • Patent number: 8668713
    Abstract: A vascular filter device (1) comprises a plurality of filter elements (6) which are movable from a capturing position to an open position upon elapse of a predetermined period of time. In the capturing position the filter elements (6) are configured to capture thrombus passing through the inferior vena cava. In the open position the filter elements (6) are configured to facilitate unrestricted blood flow. The filter elements (6) are biased towards the open position. The filter (1) comprises a holder member (10) to temporarily hold the filter elements (6) in the capturing position until elapse of the predetermined period of time. The holder member (10) comprises a biostable wire element (12) which extends through an opening (13) in each filter element (6), and a biodegradable/bioabsorbable stop element (11). Upon biodegrading/bioabsorbing of the stop element (11), the filter elements (6) are free to move from the capturing position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Novate Medical Limited
    Inventors: Steven Horan, Paul Gilson, Karl Keating, Aidan Goggin, Jerome Henry, Jacqueline O'Gorman, Shane Molloy
  • Publication number: 20100228281
    Abstract: A vascular filter system comprises a vascular filter (1), a clamp device (50), and a delivery catheter (51). The filter (1) comprises filter elements (6). When used without the clamp device (50), the filter elements (6) move from a closed state to an open state upon elapse of a predetermined period of time. In the closed state the filter elements (6) capture thrombus passing through the inferior vena cava (2). The delivery catheter (51) is employed to deliver the clamp device (50) to the filter (1) after the filter (1) has been deployed in the inferior vena cava (2). The clamp device (50) engages with the filter elements (6) of the filter (1) to clamp the filter (1) in the closed state beyond elapse of the predetermined period of time. Because of the presence of the clamp device (50), the filter elements (6) are no longer free to move from the closed state to the open state upon elapse of the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Paul GILSON, Steven HORAN, Karl KEATING, Aidan GOGGIN
  • Publication number: 20100191272
    Abstract: A distal access embolic protection system and methods of using the same for the capture and removal of embolic material from a blood vessel during an interventional procedure are provided. A distal access embolic protection system is inserted through the wall of the blood vessel at a position distal to a stenosis and a distal access filter device is deployed at the point of insertion. After the filter is deployed and is filtering blood that is flowing across the treatment site, an interventional procedure can be performed at the treatment site. After the procedure, the filter device can be collapsed and removed from the blood vessel. A further method is provided wherein a second embolic protection system including a second filter is advanced to the treatment site using a transcatheter technique after the distal access filter has been deployed. A distal access embolic protection system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: SALVIAC LIMITED
    Inventor: Karl KEATING
  • Publication number: 20100191273
    Abstract: A device and method for filtering emboli from blood has been formed. The device includes an expandable filter capable of being delivered and retrieved from a treatment site in a low-profile, collapsed position without the use of a delivery catheter or a retrieval catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: SALVIAC LIMITED
    Inventor: Karl KEATING
  • Publication number: 20100185230
    Abstract: A vascular filter device comprises a support; and a filter comprising one or more filter elements configured to capture thrombus passing through a blood vessel. A holder holds the filter in a closed filtering state and releases to convert the filter to an open state after a period of time. The filter is adapted to retain thrombus after said conversion. In one case the filter elements are arranged to remain in a closed state after release by the holder, because they are blocked by a retained clot from opening fully, and the filter elements are biased to the open state with a bias level which is counter balanced by force exerted by a retained clot under action of blood flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Steven Horan, Paul Gilson, Karl Keating, Jerome Henry, Jacqueline O'Gorman, Ronan O'Connor, Shane Molloy
  • Publication number: 20100185229
    Abstract: A vascular filter device (1) comprises a plurality of filter elements (6) which are movable from a capturing position to an open position upon elapse of a predetermined period of time. In the capturing position the filter elements (6) are configured to capture thrombus passing through the inferior vena cava. In the open position the filter elements (6) are configured to facilitate unrestricted blood flow. The filter elements (6) are biased towards the open position. The filter (1) comprises a holder member (10) to temporarily hold the filter elements (6) in the capturing position until elapse of the predetermined period of time. The holder member (10) comprises a biostable wire element (12) which extends through an opening (13) in each filter element (6), and a biodegradable/bioabsorbable stop element (11). Upon biodegrading/bioabsorbing of the stop element (11), the filter elements (6) are free to move from the capturing position to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Steven Horan, Paul Gilson, Karl Keating, Aidan Goggin, Jerome Henry, Jacqueline O'Gorman, Shane Molloy
  • Publication number: 20090112127
    Abstract: A medical guidewire (1) suitable for advancement through a vasculature comprises a core element (2) extending along the length of the guidewire (1), a first coil (6), and a distal end cap (7). The core element (2) comprises a proximal portion (3), an intermediate portion (4), and a distal portion (5). The distal portion (5) is plastically deformable to facilitate steering of the guidewire (1). The first coil (6) is located radially outwardly of the core element (2). The first coil (6) extends along the distal portion (5) and part of the intermediate portion (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: SALVIAC LIMITED
    Inventors: Karl KEATING, Eamon Brady, David Vale, Marc Gianotti, John Neilan
  • Publication number: 20090112126
    Abstract: A medical guidewire (1) suitable for advancement through a vasculature comprises a core element (2), a collar element (3), a distal outer element (4), a proximal outer element (5), and a distal end cap (6). The collar element (3) is fixedly attached to the core element (2) proximally of the distal end of the guidewire (1), and extends radially outwardly from the core element (2). The collar element (3) acts as a stop to limit distal movement of a medical device over the guidewire (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: SALVIAC LIMITED
    Inventors: Karl KEATING, Eamon Brady, David VALE, Mars GIANOTTI, John NEILAN