Patents by Inventor Mary McBride

Mary McBride 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: 10524735
    Abstract: This relates to methods for measuring irregularities in a signal and corresponding devices. The devices can include a PPG sensor unit configured to detect multiple occurrences of a given event in the measured signal(s) over a sampling interval. In some instances, the device can register the occurrences of the events. In some examples, the device can include one or more motion sensors configured to detect whether the device is in a low-motion state. The device may delay initiating measurements when the device is not in a low-motion state to enhance measurement accuracy. Examples of the disclosure further include resetting the sample procedure based on one or more factors such as the number of non-qualifying measurements. In some examples, the device can be configured to perform both primary and secondary measurements, where the primary measurements can include readings using a set of operating conditions different from the secondary measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Waydo, Christopher J. Brouse, Ian R. Shapiro, Joseph C. McBride, Michael O'Reilly, Myra Mary Haggerty
  • Patent number: 8232058
    Abstract: Described are kits and methods useful for detection of respiratory pathogens (influenza A (including subtyping capability for H1, H3, H5 and H7 subtypes) influenza B, parainfluenza (type 2), respiratory syncytial virus, and adenovirus) in a sample. Genomic sequence information from the respiratory pathogens was analyzed to identify signature sequences, e.g., polynucleotide sequences useful for confirming the presence or absence of a pathogen in a sample. Primer and probe sets were designed and optimized for use in a PCR based, multiplexed Luminex assay to successfully identify the presence or absence of pathogens in a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Mary McBride, Thomas Slezak, James M. Birch
  • Publication number: 20100114702
    Abstract: An ask/respond affinity group referral method and apparatus comprises a community of individuals having an implied social contract, where the individuals are affiliated with each other to provide assistance and help to each other. In such community, the individuals do not know each other, but are joined together to help each other around a common interest. In such community, any individual may ask everybody else a question and the others can each respond. The community is specifically directed to mothers in every phase of their relationship, i.e. grandmothers, single mothers, mothers with husbands in Iraq, mothers with children, mothers without children, et cetera and is, therefore, directed to all kinds of phases and special needs of mothers. An interactive timeline tool serves to record information about their children, to anticipate future child development needs, and to collaborate with other members of the ask/respond affinity group having similar parenting experiences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Arthur WU, Justin Lin, Kenneth Miller, Mary McBride, Julie D'Agostino, Aaron Cohen, Derek Greenberg, Steven Ketchpel, Sarah Diego, Todd Werth
  • Publication number: 20090305229
    Abstract: Described are kits and methods useful for detection of respiratory pathogens (influenza A (including subtyping capability for H1, H3, H5 and H7 subtypes) influenza B, parainfluenza (type 2), respiratory syncytial virus, and adenovirus) in a sample. Genomic sequence information from the respiratory pathogens was analyzed to identify signature sequences, e.g., polynucleotide sequences useful for confirming the presence or absence of a pathogen in a sample. Primer and probe sets were designed and optimized for use in a PCR based, multiplexed Luminex assay to successfully identify the presence or absence of pathogens in a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC.
    Inventors: Mary McBride, Thomas Slezak, James M. Birch
  • Publication number: 20070172835
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods, compositions and kits for multiplex detection of pathogens, such as respiratory pathogens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Mary McBride, Thomas Slezak, James Birch
  • Publication number: 20070166725
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for high-throughput multiplex analysis of target samples. A sample and reagent delivery unit is operatively connected to a thermal cycler for amplification of target nucleic acids. Microspheres are hybridized to the resulting amplicons in the thermal cycler. A flow cytometer is operatively connected to the thermal cycler or optionally a bead trap for washing the microspheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Mary McBride, Benjamin Hindson, Steve Brown
  • Publication number: 20060057599
    Abstract: An autonomous monitoring apparatus for monitoring air, water, soil, or other substance for bioagents. A collector gathers a quantity of the air, water, soil, or other substance being monitored. A sample preparation system prepares a sample of the selected potential bioagent particles. The sample is analyzed by a system for detecting said bioagents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: John Dzenitis, Steve Brown, Billy Colston, Dora Gutierrez, Bruce Henderer, Benjamin Hindson, Ramakrishna Madabhushi, Anthony Makarewicz, Don Masquelier, Mary McBride, Thomas Metz, Shanavaz Nasarabadi, Ujwal Setlur, Sally Smith, Kodumudi Venkateswaran