Patents by Inventor Michael C. Garrett

Michael C. Garrett 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: 20200164796
    Abstract: A method for visual hazard avoidance of a road hazard is provided. The visual hazard avoidance is implemented by an on-road projection system, which is integrated into a vehicle. The on-road projection system includes a projector and a computing device. The on-road projection system implements the method while the vehicle is in motion. The computing device causes the projector to generate a projection on a road as the vehicle is approaching the road hazard. Note that the projection identifies a tire path of the vehicle. The computing device also causes the projector to terminate the projection on the road once the road hazard in passed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tynan J. Garrett, Andrew Hicks, Michael P. Lyons, Miles C. Pedrone, Yunli Tang
  • Publication number: 20200103274
    Abstract: Light obstruction can be detected using a light obstruction sensor. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a light obstruction sensor, light being emitted by a light source, a light level being associated with the light, and the light source and the light obstruction sensor being disposed in a light assembly. The method further includes determining, by a processing device, whether the light level exceeds a first threshold. The method further includes, responsive to determining that the light level exceeds the first threshold, determining that the light being emitted by the light source is at least partially impaired by an object. The method further includes validating, by the processing device, the determination that the light source is at least partially impaired by the object to confirm whether the light source is at least partially impaired by the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tynan J. Garrett, Andrew Hicks, Michael P. Lyons, Miles C. Pedrone, Yunli Tang
  • Publication number: 20190380867
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing patient temperature are disclosed. Temperature management systems that are suitable for an out-of-hospital setting are disclosed. Temperature management systems having a low power requirement are disclosed. Temperature management systems that include a disposable, single-use reservoir are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Kulstad, Robin Drassler, Patrick Shanley, Melissa Naiman, Michael C. Garrett, Frank E. Garrett, JR.
  • Patent number: 10398590
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing patient temperature are disclosed. Temperature management systems that are suitable for an out-of-hospital setting are disclosed. Temperature management systems having a low power requirement are disclosed. Temperature management systems that include a disposable, single-use reservoir are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED COOLING THERAPY, INC.
    Inventors: Erik Kulstad, Robin Drassler, Patrick Shanley, Melissa Naiman, Michael C. Garrett, Frank E. Garrett, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190266077
    Abstract: Memory management in a computer system is described. Memory is allocated within page-aligned real memory storage to requesting processes. During a normal operation mode, pages of the real memory storage are allocated in accordance with a buddy allocation algorithm. A triggering condition is detected. Responsive to the detection, at least one contiguous page-sized or smaller memory segment that violates the buddy allocation algorithm is allocated to a requesting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Michael P. Lyons, Andrew Hicks, Miles C. Pedrone, Yunli Tang, Tynan J. Garrett
  • Patent number: 10380013
    Abstract: Memory management in a computer system is described. Memory is allocated within page-aligned real memory storage to requesting processes. During a normal operation mode, pages of the real memory storage are allocated in accordance with a buddy allocation algorithm. A triggering condition is detected. Responsive to the detection, at least one contiguous page-sized or smaller memory segment that violates the buddy allocation algorithm is allocated to a requesting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Lyons, Andrew Hicks, Miles C. Pedrone, Yunli Tang, Tynan J. Garrett
  • Publication number: 20190184635
    Abstract: A method for forming an object includes rotating a first object forming device about a rotational axis at a first speed to apply a first force to the first object forming device. The first object forming device includes an additive manufacturing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Tynan J. GARRETT, Andrew HICKS, Michael Peter LYONS, Miles C. PEDRONE, Yunli TANG
  • Publication number: 20190171557
    Abstract: Memory management in a computer system is described. Memory is allocated within page-aligned real memory storage to requesting processes. During a normal operation mode, pages of the real memory storage are allocated in accordance with a buddy allocation algorithm. A triggering condition is detected. Responsive to the detection, at least one contiguous page-sized or smaller memory segment that violates the buddy allocation algorithm is allocated to a requesting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Michael P. Lyons, Andrew Hicks, Miles C. Pedrone, Yunli Tang, Tynan J. Garrett
  • Publication number: 20190166656
    Abstract: A stovetop assembly where on/off status of a burner is controlled, at least in part, based upon whether the body of a cookware vessel is: (i) placed on a burner to complete an electrical circuit (for example direct current conductive circuit) or magnetic circuit; or (ii) removed from the burner to break the electrical or magnetic circuit. Also, a control box with a tether line extending therefrom that controls on/off status of a burner based, at least in part, upon whether a clip at a distal end of the tether line is mechanically connected to a cookware vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew C. M. Hicks, Michael P. Lyons, Tynan J. Garrett, Yunli Tang
  • Publication number: 20190163936
    Abstract: An operating system for a computer device that includes code in the form of a hook that controls lock in and lock out of a removable data communication connection object (for example, a cable terminating in a connector, a card) with respect to a data communication port by means of an electromechanical lock. Software requiring system administrator authentication to lock a removable data communication connection object out of a data communication port. Software requiring system administrator authentication to lock a removable data communication connection object into a data communication port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Miles C. Pedrone, Andrew C. M. Hicks, Michael P. Lyons, Yunli Tang, Tynan J. Garrett
  • Publication number: 20180338747
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a disposable assembly and a reusable assembly. The disposable assembly includes a fluid input port, a fluid output port, and a tube configured to provide fluid communication between the fluid input port and the fluid output port. The reusable assembly includes a housing, a fluid management assembly that is configured to transition between an open position and a closed position, and a sensing assembly. The fluid management assembly is configured to prevent fluid from traveling past the tube to the fluid output port in the closed position. The sensing assembly is configured to sense fluid accumulating within the tube while the fluid management assembly is in the closed position. The sensing assembly is also configured to drive the fluid management assembly from the closed position to the open position when the sensing assembly detects fluid within the tube at a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Jay K. Joshi, Alex S. Holterman, Jordan D. Altman, Antonio J. Belton, Sean J. Corrigan, Keith A. Grider, Daniel J. Greene, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Marcus S. Papadopoulos, Michael C. Garrett, Frank E. Garrett, Jr., Brian J. Skelton, William E. Shaw, Tomas A. Matusaitis
  • Patent number: 9994041
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes, among other things, a device. The device includes a plurality of sensors, an output system, a processor coupled to the plurality of sensors and the output system, and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive a signal from the plurality of sensors, interpret the signal as a first Braille cell, and send a signal corresponding to the first Braille cell to the output system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Perkins School for the Blind
    Inventors: David Morgan, David A. Carhart, Michael C. Garrett, Stephen Lingle, Frank Pistorio, Jackson Wilson
  • Patent number: 9942960
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate to systems, methods, and apparatuses for controlling a lighting unit to provide multiple different static and dynamic illumination patterns. The illumination patterns can be provided in response to changes in environmental conditions detected by sensors of the lighting unit. For instance, the lighting unit can provide a flame-like illumination pattern when the sensor is detecting a first threshold amount of motion, and a static illumination pattern when the sensor is detecting a second threshold amount of motion. The flame-like illumination pattern can be expressed using multiple light guides that extend from the lighting unit and receive different colors of light that imitate the motion of a flame. The light guides can be, for example, cylindrical or pipe-shaped, and etched with different patterns to absorb and reflect incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: HealthCo LLC
    Inventors: Scott Blaise Tylicki, Brian James Skelton, Michael C. Garrett, Michael C. McKee, Jackson Wilson
  • Publication number: 20180020524
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate to systems, methods, and apparatuses for controlling a lighting unit to provide multiple different static and dynamic illumination patterns. The illumination patterns can be provided in response to changes in environmental conditions detected by sensors of the lighting unit. For instance, the lighting unit can provide a flame-like illumination pattern when the sensor is detecting a first threshold amount of motion, and a static illumination pattern when the sensor is detecting a second threshold amount of motion. The flame-like illumination pattern can be expressed using multiple light guides that extend from the lighting unit and receive different colors of light that imitate the motion of a flame. The light guides can be, for example, cylindrical or pipe-shaped, and etched with different patterns to absorb and reflect incident light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Blaise Tylicki, Brian James Skelton, Michael C. Garrett, Michael C. McKee, Jackson Wilson
  • Patent number: 9387337
    Abstract: There is provided an energy delivery device comprising a storage device, a discharge circuit and a disarm circuit. The discharge circuit comprises a switch electrically connected to the storage device, and is selectively operable to deliver energy from the storage device to a load, e.g., a patient needing defibrillation, preferably in a multiphasic waveform. The disarm circuit comprises the switch. Preferably, the discharge circuit comprises an H-bridge circuit. There are also provided delivery devices: which comprise a shoot-through elimination circuit; which include housing elements which, when assembled, cause electrical connection between respective components; which include a housing having a small volume and an energy storage device having a large capacitance; which comprise a shunt circuit which, when activated, prevents switching of a switch. There are also provided methods of assembly and disassembly of an energy delivery unit and methods of delivering energy to a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Garrett, Robert Larson, Jerry Bazata, Dean L. Milani, William J. Smirles
  • Publication number: 20150359706
    Abstract: A compression measurement and feedback system which measures the magnitude and the angle of manual CPR force applied to a patient and provides the measured magnitude and direction information as compression data feedback to the person applying CPR to the patient. Any variation in the magnitude or direction of the compression force applied may be calculated from the compression data measured by the compression sensor. A monitor receives the compression data and processes the compression data to generate feedback data to the CPR provider indicating the magnitude and direction of the applied CPR compression along with ideal CPR compression characteristics for comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Leszek Bogdanowicz, Brian J. Skelton, Michael C. Garrett
  • Publication number: 20150239259
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes, among other things, a device. The device includes a plurality of sensors, an output system, a processor coupled to the plurality of sensors and the output system, and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive a signal from the plurality of sensors, interpret the signal as a first Braille cell, and send a signal corresponding to the first Braille cell to the output system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: David Morgan, David A. Carhart, Michael C. Garrett, Stephen Lingle, Frank Pistorio, Jackson Wilson
  • Patent number: 9114059
    Abstract: The compression measurement and feedback system measures the magnitude and the angle of manual CPR force applied to a patient and provides the measured magnitude and direction information as compression data feedback to the person applying CPR to the patient. Any variation in the magnitude or direction of the compression force applied may be calculated from the compression data measured by the compression sensor. A monitor receives the compression data and processes the compression data to generate feedback data to the CPR provider indicating the magnitude and direction of the applied CPR compression along with ideal CPR compression characteristics for comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Leszek Bogdanowicz, Brian J. Skelton, Michael C. Garrett
  • Publication number: 20150174421
    Abstract: There is provided an energy delivery device comprising a storage device, a discharge circuit and a disarm circuit. The discharge circuit comprises a switch electrically connected to the storage device, and is selectively operable to deliver energy from the storage device to a load, e.g., a patient needing defibrillation, preferably in a multiphasic waveform. The disarm circuit comprises the switch. Preferably, the discharge circuit comprises an H-bridge circuit. There are also provided delivery devices: which comprise a shoot-through elimination circuit; which include housing elements which, when assembled, cause electrical connection between respective components; which include a housing having a small volume and an energy storage device having a large capacitance; which comprise a shunt circuit which, when activated, prevents switching of a switch. There are also provided methods of assembly and disassembly of an energy delivery unit and methods of delivering energy to a load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Michael C. Garrett, Robert Larson, Jerry Bazata, Dean L. Milani, William J. Smirles
  • Patent number: 9050825
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes, among other things, a device. The device includes a plurality of sensors, an output system, a processor coupled to the plurality of sensors and the output system, and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive a signal from the plurality of sensors, interpret the signal as a first Braille cell, and send a signal corresponding to the first Braille cell to the output system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Perkins School for the Blind
    Inventors: David Morgan, David A. Carhart, Michael C. Garrett, Stephen Lingle, Frank Pistorio, Jackson Wilson