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: 20180344227
    Abstract: A system and method comprising a pulse oximeter with a pulse width modulator that periodically tests the en wavelengths emitted at the pulse width's upper and lower limits in order to ensure that the median pulse width is emitting the wavelength specified by the manufacturer. The system comprises a pulse oximeter that has LED emitter(s), photodetectors, a pulse width modulator and memory. The specifications database contains data relating to the wavelength specified by the manufacturer. The calibration software will periodically test the LED to ensure the correct wavelength is being emitted by the LED in order to detect the proper constituents in the patient's blood. The testing is conducted whenever the pulse oximeter is energized and then again at a specified interval until power is disconnected from the pulse oximeter. Each test includes increasing the pulse width until an error is detected, recording the upper limit of the pulse width and the corresponding wavelength before an error occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Michael D'ANDREA
  • Patent number: 10126034
    Abstract: A system for producing clear ice uses sensor data on a freezing chamber condition to optimize production of clear ice. The sensor data provides information such as a clearness degree of ice, a freezing chamber temperature, and an ice maker temperature. The freezing chamber condition is predicated using the received sensor data. The freezing chamber condition is adjusted according to the received sensor data and the predicted freezing chamber condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Christopher Michael Huffines
  • Publication number: 20180320238
    Abstract: Novel mutant ESR1 molecules and uses are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Maureen T. Cronin, Garrett Michael Frampton, Doron Lipson, Vincent A. Miller, Gary Palmer, Jeffrey S. Ross, Philip James Stephens, Roman Yelensky
  • Publication number: 20180322950
    Abstract: A method for controlling environmental parameters of a patient environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Michael D'ANDREA
  • Patent number: 10093983
    Abstract: Novel mutant ESR1 molecules and uses are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FOUNDATION MEDICINE, INC.
    Inventors: Maureen T. Cronin, Garrett Michael Frampton, Doron Lipson, Vincent A. Miller, Gary Palmer, Jeffrey S. Ross, Philip James Stephens, Roman Yelensky
  • Publication number: 20180286250
    Abstract: A waste management system and associated method are used to control routing of an autonomous waste receptacle in a facility. The autonomous waste receptacle includes a cavity for storing trash, a trash level sensor for sensing a level of trash stored therein, and a motor operative to move the waste receptacle. Position trackers sense positions of the autonomous waste receptacle and of patrons in the facility. Additionally, concession consumption concession consumption data indicative of sales performed by concessions in the facility are stored. A processing subsystem controls the waste receptacle to move autonomously in the facility along a route determined according to correlations between concession consumption data, trash levels monitored by the waste receptacle, and patron positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Jonathan T. GOGUEN, Michael Glynn D'ANDREA, Mikio MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20180286144
    Abstract: A system for tracking and evaluating ride maintenance includes: a management computer including a non-transitory processor and a memory in which a maintenance staff database and a ride maintenance database are stored; a ride condition detection system integrated with the management computer and including: a detector configured to record a video of the ride maintenance activity or an image of a target object at a certain time interval; and a control unit configured to communicate with the detector via a communication line, to detect the position change of the target object, and to store the video of the ride maintenance activity in the ride maintenance video database. The control unit has a memory to store ride condition database and ride maintenance video database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Michael Glynn D'Andrea, Mikio Morioka
  • Publication number: 20180272540
    Abstract: A sanitation monitoring and control system and associated method are used to route sanitation resources, such as sanitation robots configured to sweep, vacuum, or empty trash receptacles, in a facility. The system includes a network of sensors disposed throughout the facility and configured to sense patrons within the facility. A sanitation monitoring and control server stores records of patron positions at different times determined using the network of sensors, determines numbers of patrons in different areas of the facility at the different times according to the patrons' determined positions, determines activities patrons are engaged in in the different areas at the different times, and calculates sanitations scores for the areas according to a weighted sum of the numbers of patrons engaging in the determined activities. A route for the sanitation resource is calculated based on the sanitation scores and is transmitted to the sanitation resource to provide sanitation services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: John CRONIN, Jonathan T. GOGUEN, Michael Glynn D'ANDREA, Mikio MORIOKA
  • Publication number: 20180263542
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a modular pulse oximeter platform with interchangeable modules. The method comprises selecting a plurality of modules based on a health context and connecting in a serial manner the plurality of modules and a pulse oximeter platform via a plurality of connection means. The pulse oximeter interprets identification numbers from the plurality modules and operates the connected plurality of modules accordingly. Data received from the plurality of modules are associated with each other or with pulse oximeter data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: John E. CRONIN, Christopher Michael HUFFINES
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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