Patents by Inventor Kevin Farrell

Kevin Farrell 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: 20210100481
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present systems and methods may provide techniques that may provide the capability to autonomously and automatically identify cases of suspected abuse, which may then be subject to follow up review and action. For example, in an embodiment, a system for identifying potential physical abuse in a location may comprise at least one video camera provided at the location and a computer system comprising a processor, memory accessible by the processor, and computer program instructions stored in the memory and executable by the processor to cause the computer system to perform: receiving video data from the at least one video camera, identifying potential physical abuse from the video data, the identification being to within a predetermined confidence level, and transmitting information indicating that a potential human threat has been identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Karim Abdel-Malek, Kimberly Farrell, Rajan M. Bhatt, Jasbir S. Arora, Kevin C. Kregel, Landon C. Evans, Robert B. Wallace, Daniel L. Clay
  • Patent number: 10667088
    Abstract: Methods and devices for identifying a driver of a vehicle are provided. Embodiments collect vehicle and driving data using a mobile device of a user. The collected data may be used to estimate whether a user of the mobile device is a driver or a passenger in a vehicle. Data collected using the mobile device may be analyzed to determine when the user is engaging in distracted driving behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Dan Shiebler, Kevin Farrell
  • Patent number: 10569760
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for rapidly charging a battery in a hybrid vehicle. In one example, a method includes charging a battery at a first rate via an engine transferring torque to a plurality of motor/generators while a vehicle speed is controlled based on a driver demand, and charging the battery at a second rate greater than the first rate via the plurality of motor/generators while the vehicle is autonomously controlled via a cruise control system. In this way, by charging the battery at the second rate while the vehicle speed is being controlled by the cruise control system, drivability issues related to engine torque production and/or motor/generator torque production may be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Meyer, David Farrell, Jeffrey Allen Doering, Kevin Ray Ruybal
  • Publication number: 20200045505
    Abstract: Methods and devices for identifying a driver of a vehicle are provided. Embodiments collect vehicle and driving data using a mobile device of a user. The collected data may be used to estimate whether a user of the mobile device is a driver or a passenger in a vehicle. Data collected using the mobile device may be analyzed to determine when the user is engaging in distracted driving behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Dan Shiebler, Kevin Farrell
  • Publication number: 20190388719
    Abstract: A manifold assembly is mountable to a piping manifold for a dry sprinkler system having a non-wet valve assembly separating pressurized gas on a downstream side thereof from a water supply on an upstream side thereof. The manifold assembly includes a single piece body having an inlet for removably coupling to, and receiving water from, an upstream wet standpipe, and an outlet for removably coupling to, and delivering water to, the non-wet valve assembly. A control valve assembly is mounted to the body and a mechanically independent flow detection switch is mounted to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen J. MEYER, Thomas Edwin ARCHIBALD, Kevin Desmond MAUGHAN, John DESROSIER, Gordon FARRELL
  • Patent number: 10455361
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention meet this need and others by providing systems and methods for detecting and assessing distracted drivers. Embodiments collect vehicle and driving data using a mobile device of a user. In a particular embodiment, data collected using the mobile device is analyzed to determine when the user is engaging in distracted driving behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Dan Shiebler, Kevin Farrell
  • Patent number: 10361407
    Abstract: An electrical energy storage device has electrodes positioned in a case. A feedthrough pin extends through a portion of the case. A sealant surrounds the feedthrough pin and contacts a component of the device. A seal activator is received in the sealant such that the pressure that the sealant applies to the component increases above the level of pressure that the sealant applies to the component before the sealant activator is received in the sealant. In some instances, the component is the feedthrough pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Quallion LLC
    Inventors: Michael Escobar, Grant Farrell, Kevin Pope, Hiroshi Nakahara, Somadatta Mohanty
  • Publication number: 20190135177
    Abstract: Methods and systems include receiving a set of modifiers associated with driving behaviors, generating a subset of the set of modifiers, and transmitting the subset to a mobile device of a driver of a vehicle. The methods and systems include detecting, using the mobile device, a first action of the driver during a drive of the vehicle, pushing one or more modifiers from the subset to the mobile device, and receiving, from the mobile device, a first data corresponding to a first behavior of the driver in response to the pushing of the one or more modifiers. The methods and systems further include detecting changes from the first action to a second action of the driver based on the first data, altering the subset of modifiers to an updated subset of modifiers based on the detecting, and transmitting the updated subset of modifiers to the mobile device of the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Farrell, Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Nick Arcolano
  • Publication number: 20190116463
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention meet this need and others by providing systems and methods for detecting and assessing distracted drivers. Embodiments collect vehicle and driving data using a mobile device of a user. In a particular embodiment, data collected using the mobile device is analyzed to determine when the user is engaging in distracted driving behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Dan Shiebler, Kevin Farrell
  • Patent number: 10158977
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention meet this need and others by providing systems and methods for detecting and assessing distracted drivers. Embodiments collect vehicle and driving data using a mobile device of a user. In a particular embodiment, data collected using the mobile device is analyzed to determine when the user is engaging in distracted driving behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Dan Shiebler, Kevin Farrell
  • Publication number: 20170210290
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention utilize mobile devices to provide information on a user's behaviors during transportation. For example, a mobile device carried by a user can be used to detect and analyze driving behavior. The mobile device can further be used to provide alerts based on driving behavior and to encourage and track modification of driving behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Kevin Farrell
  • Publication number: 20170105098
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention meet this need and others by providing systems and methods for detecting and assessing distracted drivers. Embodiments collect vehicle and driving data using a mobile device of a user. In a particular embodiment, data collected using the mobile device is analyzed to determine when the user is engaging in distracted driving behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Dan Shiebler, Kevin Farrell
  • Publication number: 20160238623
    Abstract: A system includes a platform including one or more workstations and a microfluidic input device coupled to the one or more workstations. The microfluidic input device is adapted to receive a microfluidic device from a user. The system also includes a robotic device comprising a robotic arm and disposed on the platform. The robotic arm is capable of accessing the one or more workstations and is configured to transfer a plurality of sample solutions from a first spatial location to the microfluidic device when coupled to the microfluidic input device. The system further includes a multi-pixel image capturing device optically coupled to the microfluidic device and an image processing device operably coupled to the multi-pixel image capturing device. The multi-pixel image capturing device is adapted to capture a plurality of multi-pixel images. The image processing device is configured to receive the plurality of multi-pixel images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Gang Sun, Greg Harris, Andy May, Kyle Self, Kevin Farrell, Paul Wyatt
  • Patent number: 9383298
    Abstract: A well plate (1) for holding samples of a bodily fluid during analysis thereof, typically in an analytical apparatus, includes a plate (2) having a plurality of first wells (3) extending downwardly therefrom for holding a sample during optical analysis of the sample, and a plurality of second wells (4) for holding samples during mechanical analysis of the samples. A plurality of holding wells (8) are provided for initially receiving and holding samples of the bodily fluid to be analysed so that samples of relatively accurate size can be pipetted from the holding wells (8) to the first and second wells (3,4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Tcoag Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Ronan Patrick O'Caoimh, James Walsh, Brendan Kevin Farrell, Rory Peter Nealon, Josef Georg Hubert Wiehe
  • Publication number: 20150119298
    Abstract: A system for performing one or more microfluidic processes includes an integrated fluidic device comprising a plurality of well regions and a plurality of control valves and a workflow manager. The system also includes a transfer robot adapted to transfer the integrated fluidic device between a plurality of stations in response to a series of instructions from the workflow manager and a first station comprising a dispensing robot adapted to dispense at least one of a plurality of sample solutions and at least one of a plurality of reagents into the integrated fluidic device. The system further includes a second station comprising a fluidic controller unit and a third station comprising an inspection station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Gang Sun, Greg Harris, Andy May, Kyle Self, Kevin Farrell, Paul Wyatt
  • Patent number: 8874273
    Abstract: Systems for managing workflows to perform chemical or biological reactions using microfluidic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Fluidigm Corporation
    Inventors: Gang Sun, Greg Harris, Andy May, Kyle Self, Kevin Farrell, Paul Wyatt
  • Patent number: 8678753
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a fluid flow is disclosed herein. The apparatus includes first and second spaced walls defining opposite sides of a first fluid passageway extending along a first axis. At least one of the first and second walls is cantilevered along the first axis and includes a distal end moveable relative to the first axis. The distal end of the at least one wall is moveable in response to changes in the flow temperature to passively vary a size of the first fluid passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin Farrell
  • Publication number: 20130210161
    Abstract: A well plate (1) for holding samples of a bodily fluid during analysis thereof, typically in an analytical apparatus, includes a plate (2) having a plurality of first wells (3) extending downwardly therefrom for holding a sample during optical analysis of the sample, and a plurality of second wells (4) for holding samples during mechanical analysis of the samples. A plurality of holding wells (8) are provided for initially receiving and holding samples of the bodily fluid to be analysed so that samples of relatively accurate size can be pipetted from the holding wells (8) to the first and second wells (3,4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Ronan Patrick O'Caoimh, James Walsh, Brendan Kevin Farrell, Rory Peter Nealon, Josef Georg Hubert Wiehe
  • Patent number: 8420030
    Abstract: A well plate (1) for holding samples of a bodily fluid during analysis thereof, typically in an analytical apparatus, comprises a plate (2) having a plurality of first wells (3) extending downwardly therefrom for holding a sample during optical analysis of the sample, and a plurality of second wells (4) for holding samples during mechanical analysis of the samples. A plurality of holding wells (8) are provided for initially receiving and holding samples of the bodily fluid to be analysed so that samples of relatively accurate size can be pipetted from the holding wells (8) to the first and second wells (3,4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Tcoag Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Ronan Patrick O'Caoimh, James Walsh, Brendan Kevin Farrell, Rory Peter Nealon, Josef Georg Hubert Wiehe
  • Patent number: 8349278
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) for withdrawing respective liquid samples from vials (2) which are closed by closure caps (4) includes a plurality of racks (7) for accommodating the vials (2). A device (10) including a housing (25) is slideably carried on a gantry (9) which in turn is slideably carried on guide tracks (12) to provide two degrees of movement of the device (10) for selective alignment of the device (10) with the vials (2). An abutment member (43) is driven vertically by a second gearwheel (51) by a drive shaft (27) through a first gearwheel (40) and a dog clutch (52). A cannula which is secured within a first gear rack (33) is driven vertically by the first gearwheel (40). On engagement of the abutment member (43) with the closure cap (4) of the selected vial (2), the clutch (52) decouples the second gearwheel (51) from the first gearwheel (40) so that the cannula (28) is urgeable through the closure cap (4) into the vial (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TCOAG Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Ronan Patrick O'Caoimh, James Walsh, Brendan Kevin Farrell, Rory Peter Nealon, Josef Georg Hubert Wiehe