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: 20160003690
    Abstract: A non-touch thermometer 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: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: Arc Devices, LTD
    Inventors: Martin Crawley, Michael G. Smith, Irwin Gross, Mark Khachaturian, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull
  • Publication number: 20160000334
    Abstract: A microprocessor is programmed to execute a spatial bandpass filter that is operable to apply spatial bandpass filtering to a plurality of images, a regional facial clusterial module that is operably coupled to the spatial bandpass filter and that applies spatial clustering to output of the spatial bandpass filter, a temporal bandpass filter that is operably coupled to the regional facial clusterial module and that is applied to output of the regional facial clusterial module, a temporal-variation identifier that is operably coupled to the temporal bandpass filter and that identifies a temporal variation of the output of the temporal bandpass filter and a vital-sign generator that is operably coupled to the temporal-variation identifier that generates a biological vital sign from the temporal variation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Crawley, Michael G. Smith, Irwin Gross, Mark Khachaturian, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull
  • Patent number: 8984062
    Abstract: A computing device defines one or more hunt groups on a client, wherein the one or more hunt groups are defined based, at least in part, upon information specific to the client. The computing device receives a request for a communication session at the client. The request for the communication session is directed, by the computing device, to one or more members of the one or more hunt groups based, at least in part, upon the one or more defined hunt groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark E. Wallace, Telemaque Ndizihiwe, Kieran Gerard Anthony Boland, Michael Cronin
  • Patent number: 8965090
    Abstract: A microprocessor is operably coupled to a camera from which patient vital signs are determined. A temporal variation of images from the camera is generated and amplified from which the patient vital sign, such as heart rate or respiratory rate, can be determined and displayed or stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Arc Devices, Ltd
    Inventors: Mark Khachaturian, Michael G. Smith, Irwin Gross, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull
  • Patent number: 8819682
    Abstract: A method and system for launching multiple applications simultaneously on a device under the control of application switching framework so that the operating system is only running one task for all the applications is provided. A single task is run under the control of an operating system. An application manager is run within the task. One or more applications are launched within the task under the control of the application manager. One of the applications is made the current application by switching, under user control, among the launched applications. A list of application descriptors is maintained for all the launched applications, and when switching, the application descriptor of one of the applications is used for displaying the application to a user on a screen. Each application descriptor contains forms of the launched applications. Each of the application descriptors contains a tree of forms with one root or parent form. A form represents an image to be displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Agere Systems LLC
    Inventors: Nitin Kumar Agarwal, Michael Cronin, Nisha Patel
  • Patent number: 8446376
    Abstract: The provision of visual responses to touch inputs is disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a computing device comprising a touch-sensitive display, a processor in operative communication with the touch-sensitive display, and memory comprising instructions stored thereon that are executable by the processor to detect a touch input made via the touch-sensitive display, display on the touch-sensitive display a first visual response to the touch input indicating that the touch input was detected by the computing device, and if the touch input is made in a touch-interactive area on the touch-sensitive display, then to display a second visual response to the touch input indicating that the touch was made in the touch-interactive area of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Levy, Sarah Graham Williams, Michael Cronin, Maxim Mazeev, Bryan Beatty, Daniel Wigdor
  • Publication number: 20120226704
    Abstract: Described are a conference management system and method for displaying a contact list of an application on a computing system. A contact list of an application is provided. Context information related to a user of the contact list is detected. At least one rule is applied to the context information. User contacts in the contact list arranged in a display order in response to the at least one rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kieran Gerard Anthony Boland, Telemaque Ndizihiwe, Mark E. Wallace, Michael Cronin
  • Patent number: 8162791
    Abstract: A compact transmission for use in radio controlled model electric vehicles which includes a differential assembly and a slipper clutch assembly in combination with a drive means in the form of a spur gear, all contained in a single compact unit. The unit occupies substantially the same space as the differential assembly alone and does not add any significant weight to the transmission. The differential assembly is rotatably mounted within the spur gear. Clutch pads are disposed within the central opening of the spur gear and are in slippable contact with a clutch plate which is adjacent to and prevented from independent movement by one end cap of the differential housing. The slipper clutch assembly includes an adjustment nut easily rotated to adjust the compressive force of the clutch pads against the clutch plate and fixed in place when the desired compressive force is attained. Means interposed between the adjustment nut and the spur gear enable the adjustability of the compressive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Cronin
  • Publication number: 20110320534
    Abstract: A computing device defines one or more hunt groups on a client, wherein the one or more hunt groups are defined based, at least in part, upon information specific to the client. The computing device receives a request for a communication session at the client. The request for the communication session is directed, by the computing device, to one or more members of the one or more hunt groups based, at least in part, upon the one or more defined hunt groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark E. Wallace, Telemaque Ndizihiwe, Kieran Gerard Anthony Boland, Michael Cronin
  • Publication number: 20100177049
    Abstract: The provision of visual responses to touch inputs is disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a computing device comprising a touch-sensitive display, a processor in operative communication with the touch-sensitive display, and memory comprising instructions stored thereon that are executable by the processor to detect a touch input made via the touch-sensitive display, display on the touch-sensitive display a first visual response to the touch input indicating that the touch input was detected by the computing device, and if the touch input is made in a touch-interactive area on the touch-sensitive display, then to display a second visual response to the touch input indicating that the touch was made in the touch-interactive area of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Levy, Sarah Graham Williams, Michael Cronin, Maxim Mazeev, Bryan Beatty, Daniel Wigdor
  • Publication number: 20100138834
    Abstract: A method and system for launching multiple applications simultaneously on a device under the control of application switching framework so that the operating system is only running one task for all the applications is provided. A single task is run under the control of an operating system. An application manager is run within the task. One or more applications are launched within the task under the control of the application manager. One of the applications is made the current application by switching, under user control, among the launched applications. A list of application descriptors is maintained for all the launched applications, and when switching, the application descriptor of one of the applications is used for displaying the application to a user on a screen. Each application descriptor contains forms of the launched applications. Each of the application descriptors contains a tree of forms with one root or parent form. A form represents an image to be displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: AGERE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Nitin Kumar Agarwal, Michael Cronin, Nisha Patel
  • Patent number: 7456164
    Abstract: The invention relates to 3- or 4-monosubstituted phenol and thiophenol derivatives of formula (I) and to processes for the preparation of, intermediates used in the preparation of, compositions containing and the uses of, such derivatives. Said 3- or 4-monosubstituted phenol and thiophenol derivatives are H3 ligands and are useful in numerous diseases, disorders and conditions, in particular inflammatory, allergic and respiratory diseases, disorders and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Pfizer, Inc
    Inventors: Patrick Bernardelli, Andrew Michael Cronin, Alexis Denis, Stephen Martin Denton, Henry Jacobelli, Mark Ian Kemp, Edwige Lorthiois, Fiona Rousseau, Delphine Serradeil-Civit, Fabrice Vergne
  • Publication number: 20080097504
    Abstract: A trocar obturator includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The trocar obturator also includes a tip positioned at the distal end of the shaft, the tip including a distally extending blade structure adapted to reduce penetration forces required during insertion of the trocar obturator. The blade structure includes a first cutting edge and a second cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Keshava Datta, Thomas Gilker, Michael Cronin
  • Publication number: 20070117669
    Abstract: An electric drive system is provided having first and second output members and a driving shaft having an axis or rotation. A plurality of electric motors are arranged adjacent to the driving shaft. Each motor has an output shaft in driving engagement with and substantially parallel to the driving shaft. A differential steering system is operably disposed between the driving shaft and the first and second output members. The differential steering system includes a first planetary gear assembly operably engaged both between the driving shaft and the first output member and between the driving shaft and the second output member. The first planetary gear assembly has an axis of rotation that substantially aligns with the axis of rotation of the driving shaft. A steering motor is operatively engaged with the differential steering system and operable to simultaneously adjust the relative rotational speed of the first and second output members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Garnett, Michael Cronin, Trevor Iund, Roy Wookey
  • Publication number: 20070101709
    Abstract: Apparatus, system, and method for controlling a desired torque output on a hydromechanical transmission. Controlling torque output of a hydromechanical transmission provides improved operator feel and control. A control module determines a desired torque output and determines a pressure necessary to influence the displacement of the variable displacement pump to output the desired torque output. A pressure-controlling valve applies that amount of pressure to an actuator, which moves in response thereto, to change the displacement of the variable displacement pump. When the motor speed changes, the control module adjusts the pressure applied to the actuator to provide the desired torque output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Cronin
  • Publication number: 20070066988
    Abstract: A trocar obturator includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The trocar obturator also includes a tip positioned at the distal end of the shaft, the tip including a distally extending blade structure adapted to reduce penetration forces required during insertion of the trocar obturator. The blade structure includes a first cutting edge and a second cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Keshava Datta, Thomas Gilker, Michael Cronin
  • Publication number: 20060276291
    Abstract: A hydromechanical transmission having an input member, a hydrostatic transmission, and a mechanical transmission. The mechanical transmission includes first and second synchronizing assemblies for synchronizing at least one of a first or second output member with a combined output speed from the input member and the hydrostatic transmission. First and second clutch assemblies alternately engage to transfer power from the synchronized output member to a final drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Fabry, Michael Cronin
  • Publication number: 20060276290
    Abstract: A hydromechanical transmission having an input member, a hydrostatic transmission, and a mechanical transmission. The mechanical transmission includes first and second synchronizing assemblies for synchronizing at least one of a first or second output member with a combined output speed from the input member and the hydrostatic transmission. First and second clutch assemblies alternately engage to transfer power from the synchronized output member to a final drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Fabry, Michael Cronin
  • Patent number: 7092702
    Abstract: A mobile communication system for general data transmission and a mobile phone employable in the mobile communication system. In one embodiment, the mobile phone includes a receiver and a transmitter for receiving and transmitting radio frequency signals, a digital memory for storing digital data and a digital processor for processing the digital data. The digital memory stores downloaded data with executable software that is downloaded from an external data source. The downloaded data may include menu descriptions, sounds and animations for the mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Agere Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Cronin, Niels Drejer, Michael John Lawrie, Pierluigi Pugliese, Juergen Rauch
  • Publication number: 20060020383
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling power provided by a drive train system of a work machine, which includes an engine that provides engine power to a generator that, in turn, provides generator power to a motor. The motor provides ground power to a travel mechanism that enables the work machine to travel across a terrain surface. In one embodiment, the method includes adjusting operation of the motor based on a determined ground speed of the work machine. Based on the adjusted motor operations, the operation of the generator is adjusted. Also, the operation of the engine is adjusted such that the engine produces an amount of engine power that meets a load demand corresponding to the adjusted operation of the generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Betz, Stephen Garnett, Chih Liang, Michael Cronin