Patents by Inventor Michael E. Arnold

Michael E. Arnold 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: 10404776
    Abstract: A method for extending a functionality of a computing device programmed to obtain physiological measurements from a patient includes: registering, at the computing device, a plug-in module, the plug-in module providing additional functionality for the computing device; using the plug-in module to communicate with a medical device; commanding the medical device to obtain physiological information from a patient; receiving data associated with the physiological information from the medical device; and transferring the data to a central repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Irwin, Marshall W. Magee, Mark E. Pingel, Gary L. Arnold, David D. Gamble, David E. Rynkiewicz, Michael D. Hoch, James M. Robinson, Matthew J. Bobowski
  • Publication number: 20120157854
    Abstract: Systems and methods for gaining percutaneous access to a body lumen, preferably without a guidewire, are provided herein. The system can include a tubular medical device and a needle with a distal tip. A side port is provided through a wall of the tubular medical device, to be in communication with a distal end opening of the device via a passageway. The needle can be positioned within the side port to extend the distal tip beyond the distal end opening. In this position, the distal tip can form an entry opening in the body lumen, and a distal portion of the device can be advanced over the indwelling needle into the entry opening. The needle can then be withdrawn from the tubular medical device, while maintaining a portion of the tubular medical device in place within the body lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Cook Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael R. Kurrus, Michael E. Arnold
  • Patent number: 5255387
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for shared data update and query operations. Two control fields are associated with each data block of interest. Before any data in shared memory is modified, a value different from the present value is written into one of the shared memory control fields. The shared memory data is then updated. Thereafter, the other shared memory control field is updated to the new value, thus making the values of the shared memory control fields identical once again. During query operations, the data and control fields of interest are copied into in private storage. The values of the control fields in private memory are compared. If the values are equal, the data in private storage is considered to be consistent. Otherwise, the data is considered to be in the process of being updated and the data is ignored until the values of the shared memory control fields become equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Arnold, Graham P. Bate
  • Patent number: 5136710
    Abstract: An arrangement and method of inactivating dynamically an exit in a computer system. An exit is a program module associated with a first program and which is invoked while active by a second program in response to the occurrence of a prescribed system event. When a request to inactivate exit is received, it is determined if one or more invocations of the exit are in progress or scheduled. If an invocation of the exit is not in progress or scheduled, the exit is marked as inactive. However, if one or more invocations of the exit are in progress or scheduled, the exit is marked as inactive only when all such invocations that are in progress or scheduled are complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Arnold, Graham P. Bate, Alan F. Brodnick, Joel M. Salzman, Timothy L. Spickler
  • Patent number: 5081572
    Abstract: In multi-user (including multi-process) computing systems, Memory Access Serialization instructions are used to allow multiple processes to add and remove elements from a list without the usual software serialization requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Inventor: Michael E. Arnold