Patents by Inventor Michael Cronin

Michael Cronin 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: 20190106313
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customizing beverage profiles and associated consumption programs, such as customizing smoothie pods to be used in making smoothies and other beverages, are described. For example, the systems and methods may receive or obtain information associated with a user's previous, current, and/or future activities (e.g., workouts or training sessions), a user's sleep activities, a user's current mental acuity or sharpness, a user's health or fitness, and so on, and determine or create a beverage profile for the user based on the information for the user. Further, the systems and methods may communicate and/or facilitate interactions with various online health or wellness programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Dylan Jonathan Wilson, Steven Matthew PHILBIN, Michael Glynn D'Andrea
  • Publication number: 20190100891
    Abstract: A system of actively introducing opposite phase vibrations to reduce or cancel vibrations caused by operating a snow plow. The invention also relates to a method of actively introducing such opposite phase vibrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael G. D'Andrea, John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10248122
    Abstract: Systems and methods for autonomous concessions robots are described herein. An exemplary concessions robot device may include a body comprising a dispensing container for holding one or more items to be dispensed, a motor, wheels, a communication interface that receives instructions sent over a communication network regarding a designated route, and a processor that executes the received instructions to automatically power up the motor, propel the body forward, and steer the wheels along the designated route. The items from the dispensing container may be dispensed at one or more points on the designated route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Jonathan T. Goguen, Michael Glynn D'Andrea
  • Publication number: 20190061510
    Abstract: A power system includes an engine, a driveshaft, and an energy storage system having a flywheel. The energy storage system further includes a transmission structured to transfer energy between the flywheel and the driveshaft. The transmission includes a differential geartrain and a variator coupled to the differential geartrain and having a variator input shaft and a variator output shaft rotatable at a range of speed ratios. The variator may be coupled to a sun gear in the differential geartrain and controls a pattern of energy transfer between the flywheel and the driveshaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Jacobson, John Seipold, Michael Cronin
  • Patent number: 10214090
    Abstract: A power system includes an engine, a driveshaft, and an energy storage system having a flywheel. The energy storage system further includes a transmission structured to transfer energy between the flywheel and the driveshaft. The transmission includes a differential geartrain and a variator coupled to the differential geartrain and having a variator input shaft and a variator output shaft rotatable at a range of speed ratios. The variator may be coupled to a sun gear in the differential geartrain and controls a pattern of energy transfer between the flywheel and the driveshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Jacobson, John Seipold, Michael Cronin
  • Publication number: 20190046056
    Abstract: In one implementation, a device detects multiple vital signs from sensors such as a digital infrared sensor, a photoplethysmogram (PPG) sensor and at least one micro dynamic light scattering (mDLS) sensor, and thereafter in some implementations the vital signs are transmitted to, and stored by, an electronic medical record system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: VVVital Patent Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Mark Khachaturian, John Barret, Michael Smith, Martin Crawley, Irwin Gross, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Christine Cherapy, Peter Cottreau, Patrick Williams, Alexander Torres, Jonathan Ephrath
  • Publication number: 20190005642
    Abstract: An apparatus that senses temperature from a digital infrared sensor is described. A digital signal representing a temperature without conversion from analog is transmitted from the digital infrared sensor received by a microprocessor and converted to body core temperature by the microprocessor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: ARC Devices, LTD
    Inventors: Martin Crawley, Michael G. Smith, Irwin Gross, Mark Khachaturian, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull
  • Patent number: 10077828
    Abstract: A powertrain system in a machine includes a transmission, and a transmission drive mechanism coupled between the transmission and an engine. The transmission drive mechanism includes a split path architecture where a first input gear receives a torque input from a driveshaft and a second input gear receives a torque input from a variator. The transmission drive mechanism is thereby structured to operate the transmission at a range of speeds that is not dependent upon a speed of the engine, enabling the engine to operate at an engine speed set point or with an optimum engine speed range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Cronin, Kevin Meyer
  • Patent number: 10074175
    Abstract: An apparatus of motion amplification to communicate biological vital signs includes a first frequency filter that applies a frequency filter to at least two images, a regional facial clusterial module that is coupled to the first frequency filter and that applies spatial clustering to output of the first frequency filter, a second frequency filter that is coupled to the regional facial clusterial module and that is applied to output of the regional facial clusterial module, thus generating a temporal variation, a vital-sign generator that is coupled to the second frequency filter that generates at least one vital sign from the temporal variation, and a display device that is coupled to the vital-sign generator that displays the at least one vital sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ARC Devices Limited
    Inventors: Mark Khachaturian, John Barret, Michael Smith, Martin Crawley, Irwin Gross, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Steven Gerst
  • Patent number: 9974438
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Arc Devices, LTD
    Inventors: Irwin Gross, Michael G. Smith, Mark Khachaturian, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Jason Bodnick
  • Patent number: 9931035
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Arc Devices, LTD
    Inventors: Irwin Gross, Michael G. Smith, Mark Khachaturian, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Jason Bodnick
  • Patent number: 9895062
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARC DEVICES, LTD
    Inventors: Irwin Gross, Michael G. Smith, Mark Khachaturian, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Jason Bodnick
  • Patent number: 9895061
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARC DEVICES, LTD
    Inventors: Irwin Gross, Michael G. Smith, Mark Khachaturian, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Jason Bodnick
  • Patent number: 9888852
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ARC DEVICES, LTD
    Inventors: Irwin Gross, Michael G. Smith, Mark Khachaturian, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Jason Bodnick
  • Patent number: 9888850
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ARC DEVICES, LTD
    Inventors: Irwin Gross, Michael G. Smith, Mark Khachaturian, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Jason Bodnick
  • Patent number: 9888851
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ARC DEVICES, LTD
    Inventors: Irwin Gross, Michael G. Smith, Mark Khachaturian, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Jason Bodnick
  • Patent number: 9888849
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ARC DEVICES, LTD
    Inventors: Irwin Gross, Michael G. Smith, Mark Khachaturian, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Jason Bodnick
  • Patent number: 9881369
    Abstract: A smartphone that includes a microprocessor, a battery operably coupled to the microprocessor, a single button operably coupled to the microprocessor, a communication subsystem that receives messages from and sends messages to wireless networks in accordance with Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), a digital infrared sensor operably coupled to the microprocessor, the digital infrared sensor having ports that provide a digital signal representing a temperature, and a display device operably coupled to the microprocessor, wherein the microprocessor receives from the ports the digital signal that is representative of the temperature and the microprocessor generates a body core temperature from the digital signal that is representative of the temperature and the microprocessor also operably coupled to the display device displays the body core temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ARC Devices Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Crawley, Michael G. Smith, Irwin Gross, Mark Khachaturian, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull
  • Patent number: 9872620
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ARC DEVICES, LTD
    Inventors: Irwin Gross, Michael G. Smith, Mark Khachaturian, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Jason Bodnick
  • Patent number: 9854973
    Abstract: A non-touch thermometer to measure a temperature that includes a microprocessor, a wireless communication subsystem that is operably coupled to the microprocessor and that is operable to transmit a representation of the temperature, a battery operably coupled to the microprocessor, a single button operably coupled to the microprocessor, a digital infrared sensor operably coupled to the microprocessor with no analog-to-digital converter operably coupled between the digital infrared sensor and the microprocessor, the digital infrared sensor having only digital readout ports, and a display device operably coupled to the microprocessor, wherein the microprocessor is operable to receive from the digital readout ports a digital signal that is representative of an infrared signal detected by the digital infrared sensor and the microprocessor is operable to determine the temperature from the digital signal that is representative of the infrared signal, wherein the non-touch thermometer does not support specific disco
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ARC DEVICES, LTD
    Inventors: Martin Crawley, Jason Bodnick, Irwin Gross, Michael Smith, Mark Khacharurian, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Steven Gerst