Patents by Inventor Kevin Dillon

Kevin Dillon 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: 20200008738
    Abstract: An oral appliance (100) comprising a sensing arrangement (101) disposed in proximity to at least one part of a facial muscle complex of a user. A method of controlling the oral appliance (100) comprising sensing, with the sensing arrangement (101), the at least one part of the facial muscle complex being brought towards the sensing arrangement; and in response to sensing the at least one part of the facial muscle complex being brought towards the sensing arrangement (101), controlling the oral appliance (100) to perform an action. An external processing unit (200) is arranged to interact with the oral appliance (100) in response to the oral appliance (100) performing the action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Frank DILLON, Eoin O'CEARBHAILL, Kevin KRIEGER
  • Publication number: 20200005272
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods for transacting at a local financial service provider device using a mobile device. The system may include one or more processors configured to execute instructions to receive transaction data associated with a transaction request including a customer identifier received from a mobile device associated with the customer. Additionally, the processors may receive authentication data associated with the customer that may be provided by the customer operating the mobile device and without requiring the customer to input data directly at the local financial service provider device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Capital One Services LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Zafar Iqbal, Kevin Rosengren, Max Doerfler, Brian DeLuca, Anurag Joshi, James Dillon, Richie Hollins, Jamie Warder, William A. Hodges, Ken Allen
  • Publication number: 20190307311
    Abstract: A dosing device or system for dispensing tablets, which can include at least one active ingredient for an automatic washing process, into an automatic washing machine, wherein the dosing device or system is for dispensing one or more, but not all, of the tablets at once into the automatic washing machine, and wherein the dosing device or system can be for dispensing only one tablet at once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Henry Matthew Lawrence Fletcher, Max William Middleton, Colin Pryor, Simon Burge, Charles Kevin Dillon, Iain Christopher Smith, Mike Andrew Vilhauer, Thomas Murray Fry, Rosanna Elizabeth Wells, Jorg Peter Pflug, Kai Werner Heppert
  • Patent number: 10430779
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods for transacting at a local financial service provider device using a mobile device. The system may include one or more processors configured to execute instructions to receive transaction data associated with a transaction request including a customer identifier received from a mobile device associated with the customer. Additionally, the processors may receive authentication data associated with the customer that may be provided by the customer operating the mobile device and without requiring the customer to input data directly at the local financial service provider device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Zafar Iqbal, Kevin Rosengren, Max Doerfler, Brian DeLuca, Anurag Joshi, James Dillon, Richie Hollins, Jamie Warder, William A. Hodges, Ken Allen
  • Patent number: 10308397
    Abstract: A tray (50) configured for receiving replaceable portions (26, 26?) of an electronic smoking device (10) is disclosed. The tray (50) has cavities (52) each configured for receiving a replaceable portion (26, 26?) for being releasably clamped therein. The replaceable portion (26, 26?) is releasably clamped by a movement (R) with respect to the tray (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, Charles Kevin Dillon, Daniel Luke Coveney
  • Patent number: 9897229
    Abstract: A drain valve that includes a body having an upper opening. The drain valve further includes a valve located in the body having a valve opening that is alignable with the upper opening when the valve is in an open state. The valve is configured to release oil that enters the valve through the upper opening when the valve is in an open state. The valve is rotatable about the body in a first rotational direction to move the valve from the open state to a closed state. The valve is rotatable about the body in a second rotational direction opposite from the first rotational direction to move the valve from the closed state to the open state. A method of draining fluid from a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Dillon
  • Publication number: 20170021969
    Abstract: A tray (50) configured for receiving replaceable portions (26, 26?) of an electronic smoking device (10) is disclosed. The tray (50) has cavities (52) each configured for receiving a replaceable portion (26, 26?) for being releasably clamped therein. The replaceable portion (26, 26?) is releasably clamped by a movement (R) with respect to the tray (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Simon James SMITH, Charles Kevin DILLON, Daniel Luke COVENEY
  • Publication number: 20160252191
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a drain valve that includes a body having an upper opening. The drain valve further includes a valve located in the body having a valve opening that is alignable with the upper opening when the valve is in an open state. The valve is configured to release oil that enters the valve through the upper opening when the valve is in an open state. The valve is rotatable about the body in a first rotational direction to move the valve from the open state to a closed state. The valve is rotatable about the body in a second rotational direction opposite from the first rotational direction to move the valve from the closed state to the open state. A method of draining fluid from a system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventor: KEVIN DILLON
  • Patent number: 9398866
    Abstract: A system for determining a position of a medical device within a body is provided that reduces positional error by establishing a reference origin closer to the device and/or simplifies the system by integrating components and functions. In one embodiment, a pair of drive electrodes are affixed to opposed surfaces of the body and create a pathway for transmission of current through a position sensor related to the medical device. A pair of reference electrodes proximate the drive electrodes are coupled to a common reference node outputting a reference signal establishing the reference origin. An electronic control unit determines the position of the medical device responsive to the position signal and the reference signal. In another embodiment, a patch affixed to an external surface of the body has a base layer and multiple devices supported on the base layer, electrically isolated from one another, and configured to perform different functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hauck, Graydon E. Beatty, Kevin Dillon, Mark A. MacGregor
  • Patent number: 9334979
    Abstract: An oil drain valve including a ball valve having at least one valve opening that is exposed to an external environment through a housing, the ball valve including a drain opening for releasing oil through an opening of the housing. The housing is rotatable about the ball valve in a first rotational direction to move the ball valve from the open state to a closed state with respect to the housing. A method of draining oil from a vehicle including providing an oil drain valve having a housing and a ball valve, rotating a housing about a ball valve, opening the ball valve with respect to the housing, accepting oil into the housing through the ball valve, and releasing oil through a conduit at a bottom of the oil drain valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin Dillon
  • Publication number: 20160102776
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an oil drain valve that includes a ball valve having at least one valve opening that is exposed to an external environment through a housing, the ball valve including a drain opening for releasing oil through an opening of the housing. The housing is rotatable about the ball valve in a first rotational direction to move the ball valve from the open state to a closed state with respect to the housing. Further disclosed is a method of draining oil from a vehicle that includes providing an oil drain valve having a housing and a ball valve, rotating a housing about a ball valve, opening the ball valve with respect to the housing, accepting oil into the housing through the ball valve, and releasing oil through a conduit at a bottom of the oil drain valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventor: KEVIN DILLON
  • Publication number: 20150118367
    Abstract: A coffee beverage system is described including a first coffee bean packaging cartridge, a second coffee bean cartridge and a coffee brewing apparatus. After a first predetermined number of servings of coffee, transportation component of the first cartridge for transporting coffee beans of the first cartridge to a metering chamber of the system are disabled. The transportation component of the second coffee bean cartridge are not disabled or only disabled after a second predetermined number of servings of coffee which is larger than the first predetermined number of servings of coffee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Ivo Van Os, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman, Charles Kevin Dillon
  • Patent number: 8905973
    Abstract: A hemostasis valve has a housing having proximal and distal ends defining proximal and distal openings configured for passage of a medical device therethrough. The housing further defines a cavity between the proximal and distal ends. One or more rollers are received within the cavity and define end sections and a central section having a smaller diameter than the end sections. Sleeves are disposed about the rollers and are elastically deformable to form a fluid seal around the device. The sleeves each assume a first form when the device is absent from the cavity wherein a radially inner surface of the sleeve is located at a first distance from the central section of a roller and a second form when the device is present in the cavity wherein the surface is located at a second distance, less than the first distance, from the central section of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy T. Tegg, Kevin Dillon
  • Patent number: 8776671
    Abstract: A coffee beverage system is described including a first coffee bean packaging cartridge, a second coffee bean cartridge and a coffee brewing apparatus. After a first predetermined number of servings of coffee, transportation component of the first cartridge for transporting coffee beans of the first cartridge to a metering chamber of the system are disabled. The transportation component of the second coffee bean cartridge are not disabled or only disabled after a second predetermined number of servings of coffee which is larger than the first predetermined number of servings of coffee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Ivo Van Os, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman, Charles Kevin Dillon
  • Publication number: 20140031640
    Abstract: A system for determining a position of a medical device within a body is provided that reduces positional error by establishing a reference origin closer to the device and/or simplifies the system by integrating components and functions. In one embodiment, a pair of drive electrodes are affixed to opposed surfaces of the body and create a pathway for transmission of current through a position sensor related to the medical device. A pair of reference electrodes proximate the drive electrodes are coupled to a common reference node outputting a reference signal establishing the reference origin. An electronic control unit determines the position of the medical device responsive to the position signal and the reference signal. In another embodiment, a patch affixed to an external surface of the body has a base layer and multiple devices supported on the base layer, electrically isolated from one another, and configured to perform different functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Divsion Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hauck, Graydon E. Beatty, Kevin Dillon, Mark A. MacGregor
  • Patent number: 8517031
    Abstract: A system for determining a position of a medical device within a body is provided that reduces positional error by establishing a reference origin closer to the device and/or simplifies the system by integrating components and functions. In one embodiment, a pair of drive electrodes are affixed to opposed surfaces of the body and create a pathway for transmission of current through a position sensor related to the medical device. A pair of reference electrodes proximate the drive electrodes are coupled to a common reference node outputting a reference signal establishing the reference origin. An electronic control unit determines the position of the medical device responsive to the position signal and the reference signal. In another embodiment, a patch affixed to an external surface of the body has a base layer and multiple devices supported on the base layer, electrically isolated from one another, and configured to perform different functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. MacGregor, John A. Hauck, Graydon E. Beatty, Kevin Dillon
  • Publication number: 20130115342
    Abstract: A coffee beverage system is described including a first coffee bean packaging cartridge, a second coffee bean cartridge and a coffee brewing apparatus. After a first predetermined number of servings of coffee, transportation component of the first cartridge for transporting coffee beans of the first cartridge to a metering chamber of the system are disabled. The transportation component of the second coffee bean cartridge are not disabled or only disabled after a second predetermined number of servings of coffee which is larger than the first predetermined number of servings of coffee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Ivo Van Os, Gerbrand Kristiaan de Graaff, Christiaan Johannes Maria Moorman, Charles Kevin Dillon
  • Patent number: 8419515
    Abstract: An air register for diffusing air away from an existing air duct may include a body with an open panel and plurality of louvers situated therealong. The body may include a plurality of planar side walls extending orthogonally to the panel and disposed inwardly from an outer perimeter thereof. A mechanism may be included for articulating the interconnected louvers between open and closed positions. A second mechanism may be included for magnetically affixing the planar walls to the existing air duct. In operation, the magnetically affixing mechanism may be automatically displaced outwardly and away from the planar side walls while the interconnected louvers biasing mechanism is toggled between the open and closed positions. In this manner, the body may be maintained at a substantially stable position during articulation of the interconnected louvers by maintaining the magnets firmly against the walls of the air duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Kevin Dillon
  • Publication number: 20120172715
    Abstract: A system for determining a position of a medical device within a body is provided that reduces positional error by establishing a reference origin closer to the device and/or simplifies the system by integrating components and functions. In one embodiment, a pair of drive electrodes are affixed to opposed surfaces of the body and create a pathway for transmission of current through a position sensor related to the medical device. A pair of reference electrodes proximate the drive electrodes are coupled to a common reference node outputting a reference signal establishing the reference origin. An electronic control unit determines the position of the medical device responsive to the position signal and the reference signal. In another embodiment, a patch affixed to an external surface of the body has a base layer and multiple devices supported on the base layer, electrically isolated from one another, and configured to perform different functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Mark A. MacGregor, John A. Hauck, Graydon E. Beatty, Kevin Dillon
  • Publication number: 20110279477
    Abstract: An image processing and handling system is provided for the efficient combination of image data from multiple sources and of different types. The system includes an image processing device having an electronic control unit (ECU) that receives a first set of image data from an image data provider such as a PACS server over a telecommunications network. The first set of image data includes image pixel data from a first image of a physical structure in a living being and may be obtained from a DICOM compatible file. The ECU is further configured to combine the first set of image data with a second set of image data to form a combined set of image data. The second and combined sets of image data may each include pixel data for second and combined images, respectively of the physical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Guishen Wang, Jian Mao, Duane Herberg, Kevin Dillon, Suzann R. Mouw, Paul H. McDowall