Patents by Inventor Michael Connolly

Michael Connolly 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: 10349947
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides occlusion devices which comprise (a) a self-expanding support frame having a longitudinal axis comprising a plurality of loops each having an orifice, the support frame being self-expandable from a constrained shape to an unconstrained shape, and (b) a covering material covering an orifice of at least one of the loops. Also provided are assemblies and kits that contain such occlusion devices, and methods of delivering such occlusion devices to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joseph Michael Connolly, Joel N. Groff
  • Publication number: 20190201001
    Abstract: Delivery systems for liquid embolics and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include a catheter and one or more retention elements to limit migration of the liquid embolic to non-target sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Connolly, Gary Pederson, Mary-Claire Anderson, Patrick A. Haverkost, David Raab, Mark Smith
  • Patent number: 10314730
    Abstract: A foot abduction brace is disclosed herein. The foot abduction brace can include a crossbar having a planar bottom end. The foot abduction brace can also include a first end disposed on one side of the crossbar. The foot abduction brace can further include a first locking hub removably coupled to the first end in a first position of a plurality of positions, where the first locking hub is disposed in the first keyhole and includes a first coupling feature disposed at a top end of the first locking hub. The foot abduction brace can also include a first footplate having a first complementary coupling feature that removably couples to the first coupling feature of the first locking hub. The foot abduction brace can further include a first foot restraint mechanically coupled to the first footplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, C/O Ms. Katharine Ku, Director Office Of Technology Licensing
    Inventors: Ian Connolly, Jeffrey Yang, Francesca Colloredo-Mansfeld, Brian C. Donnelly, Robert G. Kopp, William J. Phillips, Michael R. Vogler, Richard Byrne, Mark Vasquez, Michael Andrew Ahdoot, Kathryn Ann Jaxheimer
  • Patent number: 10265468
    Abstract: A device provided for monitoring the delivery of fluids through a drip chamber. The device includes an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) source and an EMR detector. A device body is employed to position the source and detector about the drip chamber so that the source and detector define an optical path across the drip chamber. A processor device is employed to detect fluid drops from differences between detector signal values separated by a lag time. The device connects to a monitor which may continuously monitor the detected drips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Shift Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Beth Elise Kolko, Koji Intlekofer, Michael Connolly
  • Patent number: 10265078
    Abstract: Delivery systems for liquid embolics and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include a catheter and one or more retention elements to limit migration of the liquid embolic to non-target sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Connolly, Gary Pederson, Mary-Claire Anderson, Patrick A. Haverkost, David Raab, Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20190092788
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, and compositions thereof, wherein the substituents are as defined herein. Also provided are methods of making compounds of formula (I), and methods involving the compounds or compositions for treating disorders and diseases described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Simone BONAZZI, Michael CONNOLLY, David Jonathan GLASS, Manuel MIHALIC, Andrew William PATTERSON, Silvio ROGGO, Tea SHAVLAKADZE
  • Publication number: 20170325821
    Abstract: A clip for reducing a dimension of an opening in tissue may include a continuous member having a plurality of legs and a plurality of preformed bends connecting adjacent legs, wherein the plurality of legs form: a first group having two protrusions; a second group having two protrusions; and a third group having two protrusions, wherein each protrusion of each group includes two legs of the continuous member and a corresponding preformed bend connecting the two legs, and each protrusion of each group extends from a region adjacent a first end of the clip to a region adjacent a second end of the clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. GROFF, Martin R. WILLARD, Anthony Frank TASSONI, JR., Nicholas Lee TASSONI, Gary John PEDERSON, JR., Joseph Michael CONNOLLY
  • Patent number: 9746912
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide for a virtual reality entertainment system that supplies immersive entertainment and creates a sensation for a user similar to having guests in a remote location to be physically present as virtual guests. Such virtual reality entertainment system can supply a graphic and/or audio; wherein interconnected computers, video and audio processing devices, supply a live interaction between a user and a guest(s). Although guests are only present virtually (e.g., electronically present with other objects/user within the environment) such virtual invitation enables a user and guests to concurrently experience the entertainment together (e.g., a live sporting event, spectator game). In a related aspect, the subject innovation can implement holographic avatars, and a plurality of communication interfaces, to imitate (and/or transform) a relationship between the user and the virtual guests/surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer, William H. Gates, III, Gary W. Flake, Thomas F. Bergstraesser, Arnold N. Blinn, Christopher W. Brumme, Lili Cheng, Michael Connolly, Daniel S. Glasser, Alexander G. Gounares, James R. Larus, Matthew B. MacLaurin, Debi P. Mishra, Amit Mital, Ira L. Snyder, Jr., Melora Zaner-Godsey
  • Publication number: 20170216521
    Abstract: A device provided for monitoring the delivery of fluids through a drip chamber. The device includes an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) source and an EMR detector. A device body is employed to position the source and detector about the drip chamber so that the source and detector define an optical path across the drip chamber. A processor device is employed to detect fluid drops from differences between detector signal values separated by a lag time. The device connects to a monitor which may continuously monitor the detected drips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Shift Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Beth Elise Kolko, Koji Intlekofer, Michael Connolly
  • Publication number: 20160287258
    Abstract: Delivery systems for liquid embolics and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include a catheter and one or more retention elements to limit migration of the liquid embolic to non-target sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Michael CONNOLLY, Gary John Pederson, JR., Mary-Claire Anderson, Patrick A. Haverkost, David Raab, Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20160278785
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides occlusion devices which comprise (a) an elongated core portion having a longitudinal axis and (b) a biologic layer comprising a hydrophilic natural polymer that expands upon contact with bodily fluid disposed on the elongated core portion. Also provided are assemblies and kits that contain such occlusion devices, and methods of delivering such occlusion devices to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Connolly, David Raab, Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20160262768
    Abstract: Expandable occlusive plugs and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include a tubular body bearing multiple slits defining leaves, which expand radially outward when the ends of the device are brought toward one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joel N. Groff, David Harrison Kent, Joseph Michael Connolly, Gary John Pederson, JR., Mary-Claire Anderson, David Raab
  • Publication number: 20160235413
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides occlusion devices which comprise (a) a self-expanding support frame having a longitudinal axis comprising a plurality of loops each having an orifice, the support frame being self-expandable from a constrained shape to an unconstrained shape, and (b) a covering material covering an orifice of at least one of the loops. Also provided are assemblies and kits that contain such occlusion devices, and methods of delivering such occlusion devices to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Haverkost, Joseph Michael Connolly, Joel N. Groff
  • Publication number: 20160228128
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure pertain to blood vessel occlusion devices having a central longitudinal axis and comprising: (a) a hub, (b) a self-expanding support frame comprising a plurality of wire segments forming a plurality of cells, and (c) a covering material covering cells within the transition portion. The support frame may be self-expandable from a constrained shape to an unconstrained shape that comprises (ii) a substantially cylindrical portion having a diameter and an axis that is coincident with the central longitudinal axis, the substantially cylindrical portion comprising a first ring of the cells extending in a 360° rotation around the central longitudinal axis and (ii) a transition portion disposed between the substantially cylindrical portion and the hub. Other aspects for the disclosure pertain to assemblies, kits and methods that employ such devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Michael Connolly
  • Patent number: 9264104
    Abstract: A method for exchanging information between two communication devices includes communicating first identity information from a first communication device to a second communication device over a short-range communication link in response to an event. A second identity is received from the second communication device over the short-range communication link. The first identity information identifies a user of the first communication device and the second identity information identifies a user of the second communication device. Based on the first and second identity information, information is obtained specifying at least one attribute of the first and second users that they have in common.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jae Park, Karen Luk, Michael Connolly, Sogol Malekzadeh, John Skovron, Matthias Baer, Monica Gonzalez, Jonathan Aroner
  • Patent number: 9064247
    Abstract: Card applets associated with an electronic wallet are activated and deactivated based on user-defined rules. Based on the rules and a device state, a card emulation state and card applet states are modified to enable or disable completion of transactions. The transactions are between a computing device and a reader such as a point-of-sale terminal. In some embodiments, a user designates a plurality of the card applets as fast cards capable of completing a transaction via near-field communication (NFC) interaction without user input at a time of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Baer, Michael Connolly, Alejandro Steckler, Sogol Malekzadeh, Tirthankar Sengupta
  • Publication number: 20150012349
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing decision support for marketing of online advertising includes creating bid records using information parsed from real-time bidding (RTB) event data for a targeted ad impression. The bid records identify a plurality of advertisers defined as a brand, which include both winning and non-winning bidders. The bid records are analyzed to determine a demand from the brand for ad impressions in the publisher inventory other than the targeted ad impression. Demand analysis includes brand metrics segmentation and user-to-segment association of brand metrics, the results of which support direct sale of publisher inventory similar to the targeted ad impression to non-winning bidders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: CONTECH HOLDINGS,LLC
    Inventors: Michael Connolly, Nathaniel Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140367308
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank of sheet material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, opposing side walls, a front end wall, a back end wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall. An opening lip extends from a portion of the bottom of the front wall. Perforation lines extend diagonally from each end of the lip. Each perforation line extends to a side wall. Each side wall includes a perforation line extending from one of the front wall perforation lines to the upper corner of the sidewall adjacent the back end wall. Access holes are located in each side wall adjacent to the side wall perforation line. Another perforation line extends the width of the back end wall and intersects each of the perforation lines of the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott James, Matthew Kiev Swenson, Paul Michael Connolly, JR.
  • Patent number: 8844728
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank of sheet material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, opposing side walls, a front end wall, a back end wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall. An opening lip extends from a portion of the bottom of the front wall. Perforation lines extend diagonally from each end of the lip. Each perforation line extends to a side wall. Each side wall includes a perforation line extending from one of the front wall perforation lines to the upper corner of the sidewall adjacent the back end wall. Access holes are located in each side wall adjacent to the side wall perforation line. Another perforation line extends the width of the back end wall and intersects each of the perforation lines of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott James, Matthew Kiev Swenson, Paul Michael Connolly, Jr.
  • Patent number: D792369
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Beartooth Radio, Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas Martin Scherrer, Michael Connolly Monaghan