Patents by Inventor Michael Finn

Michael Finn 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: 20210220021
    Abstract: A transverse connector includes a cross member assembly, a first connector assembly, and a second connector assembly. The cross member assembly includes a cross member, a first ring, and a second ring. The cross member has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first ring is receivable on the first end portion of the cross member and the second ring is receivable on the second end portion of the cross member. The first and second connector assemblies are coupled to the first and second rings of the cross member assembly, respectively, to support the cross member between the first and second connector assemblies. The first and second connector assemblies are configured to selectively and releasably secure to bone anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Finn, Christopher Harrod, Sergey Neckrysh, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Timmon Ark, Theo Choi
  • Patent number: 10993746
    Abstract: A transverse connector includes a cross member assembly, a first connector assembly, and a second connector assembly. The cross member assembly includes a cross member, a first ring, and a second ring. The cross member has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first ring is receivable on the first end portion of the cross member and the second ring is receivable on the second end portion of the cross member. The first and second connector assemblies are coupled to the first and second rings of the cross member assembly, respectively, to support the cross member between the first and second connector assemblies. The first and second connector assemblies are configured to selectively and releasably secure to bone anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Finn, Christopher Harrod, Sergey Neckrysh, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Timmon Ark, Theo Choi
  • Patent number: 10845007
    Abstract: In-pipe leak detection systems and related methods are disclosed for detecting in-pipe leaks while fluid is actively flowing through the pipe. The system can include a sensing element coupled to a membrane that are disposed parallel to or in-line with an axial direction of a fluid flow. The membrane is configured to be drawn into contact with the inner wall in response to a suction force caused by a leak. The leak is detected based on a transient output from the sensing element indicative of a stretch or strain on the membrane. The sensing element and the membrane is coupled to a support structure configured to position the membrane adjacent to an inner wall of a pipe. The support structure can include a mechanism that couples the membrane and the sensing element to the support structure and is configured to help in discriminating between leaks and false detections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: You Wu, Kamal Youcef-Toumi, Kristina S. Kim, Michael Finn Henry, Rached Ben Mansour
  • Publication number: 20200121370
    Abstract: A surgical implant includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a body and connector assemblies. The body includes a posterior surface and defines a first bore defining an acute angle with respect to a first axis that is orthogonal to the posterior surface. The connector assemblies are disposed on opposing lateral sides of the body. Each connector assembly is selectively rotatable relative to the body. The second portion includes a base extending in a cephalad direction from the first portion, and an extension extending in the cephalad direction from the base. The base defines second bores configured to receive respective bone screws. The extension defines a third bore. The first bore of the body and the third bore of the extension define a second axis. The second bores are defined along a third axis orthogonal to the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Finn, Khaled Kebaish, Peter Newton, Harry Shufflebarger, Joel Toretti, Theo Choi, Stacy Hollins, Keenan O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190368664
    Abstract: In-pipe leak detection systems and related methods are disclosed for detecting in-pipe leaks while fluid is actively flowing through the pipe. The system can include a sensing element coupled to a membrane that are disposed parallel to or in-line with an axial direction of a fluid flow. The membrane is configured to be drawn into contact with the inner wall in response to a suction force caused by a leak. The leak is detected based on a transient output from the sensing element indicative of a stretch or strain on the membrane. The sensing element and the membrane is coupled to a support structure configured to position the membrane adjacent to an inner wall of a pipe. The support structure can include a mechanism that couples the membrane and the sensing element to the support structure and is configured to help in discriminating between leaks and false detections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: You Wu, Kamal Youcef-Toumi, Kristina S. Kim, Michael Finn Henry, Rached Ben Mansour
  • Publication number: 20190336178
    Abstract: A transverse connector includes a cross member assembly, a first connector assembly, and a second connector assembly. The cross member assembly includes a cross member, a first ring, and a second ring. The cross member has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first ring is receivable on the first end portion of the cross member and the second ring is receivable on the second end portion of the cross member. The first and second connector assemblies are coupled to the first and second rings of the cross member assembly, respectively, to support the cross member between the first and second connector assemblies. The first and second connector assemblies are configured to selectively and releasably secure to bone anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Finn, Christopher Harrod, Sergey Neckrysh, Peter Newton, Harry Schufflebarger, Timmon Ark, Theo Choi
  • Publication number: 20190231557
    Abstract: A spinal fixation device includes an outer housing and an end plate assembly coupled with the outer housing. The outer housing defines an aperture and a longitudinal axis. At least a portion of the end plate assembly is slidably received within the outer housing. The end plate assembly includes a first end plate configured to engage a vertebral body, wherein the end plate assembly is selectively movable between a first position in which the first end plate is spaced apart from the outer housing and a second position in which the first end plate is adjacent the outer housing. Further, the first end plate is selectively adjustable to an angular orientation of a plurality of angular orientations with respect to the longitudinal axis of the outer housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Chester Evan Sutterlin, III, Ehud Mendel, Michael Finn, Clint Boyd, Scott Jones, Todd Wallenstein, Jacob M. Buchowski
  • Patent number: 10292832
    Abstract: A spinal fixation device includes an outer housing and an end plate assembly coupled with the outer housing. The outer housing defines an aperture and a longitudinal axis. At least a portion of the end plate assembly is slidably received within the outer housing. The end plate assembly includes a first end plate configured to engage a vertebral body, wherein the end plate assembly is selectively movable between a first position in which the first end plate is spaced apart from the outer housing and a second position in which the first end plate is adjacent the outer housing. Further, the first end plate is selectively adjustable to an angular orientation of a plurality of angular orientations with respect to the longitudinal axis of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Ohio State Innovation Foundation, K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Evan Sutterlin, III, Ehud Mendel, Michael Finn, Clint Boyd, Scott Jones, Todd Wallenstein, Jacob M. Buchowski
  • Patent number: 9597497
    Abstract: A shoe insole has a cavity configured to provide an internal pocket open to a face of said insole, conveniently the lower face, the cavity having a length greater than its width and being directed generally along the length of the insole. A segmented structure is slideably insertable into said cavity within it is removably retained, the segments being disposed along the cavity and housing a pressure sensor, sensor state monitoring circuits, a wireless transceiver and a battery, adjacent segments being electrically connected together and hinged together by pairs of laterally spaced connector bars each mechanically connected together by links configured to maintaining the spacing between segments while permitting flexion between adjacent segments under loads encountered during walking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
    Inventors: Ian Douglas Swain, Stacey Michael Finn, Dominic Scott Nolan, Robert Peter Batty
  • Patent number: 9558657
    Abstract: A controller receives probe data from a vehicle traveling on a path segment. The probe data may be collected by a mobile device. The path segment may be a multilane roadway. The controller identifies a first lane of the path segment from the probe data. The controller associated a forked route with the first lane of the path segment. The controller calculates different traffic values for the lanes of the path segment. One traffic value may be calculated directly from speeds derived from the path data. Another traffic value may be calculated by the probe data and a historical relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: James Adeyemi Fowe, Gavril Giurgiu, Michael Finn, Leon Oliver Stenneth
  • Publication number: 20160268805
    Abstract: An accessibility lift device that may use singular or multiple energy sources, including solar, wind, hydro, regenerative energy, in addition to or instead of conventional line power to provide users with greater equipment reliability and stability during a prolonged absence of one or more of the available energy sources. The accessibility lift device may be a stair lift or chair for stairs. Early prediction measures may be taken as to servicing needs based upon detected lift speed, motor current, battery storage levels, and appropriate alerts may be generated accordingly. Increasing alertable radius by means of wireless communications will allow lifts installed outdoors and in remote areas to be more closely monitored and maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Finn, Gary Allen Coventry
  • Patent number: 9398096
    Abstract: A system and method relate to accessing an in-vehicle communication network, including a media interface having a microprocessor. The media interface may be connected to a vehicle media system. Further, a media device may be connected to the media interface, and the media device may access the in-vehicle communication network via the media interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AG, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jason Swager, Eric Jensen, Brian Michael Finn
  • Publication number: 20160063857
    Abstract: A controller receives probe data from a vehicle traveling on a path segment. The probe data may be collected by a mobile device. The path segment may be a multilane roadway. The controller identifies a first lane of the path segment from the probe data. The controller associated a forked route with the first lane of the path segment. The controller calculates different traffic values for the lanes of the path segment. One traffic value may be calculated directly from speeds derived from the path data. Another traffic value may be calculated by the probe data and a historical relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: James Adeyemi Fowe, Gavril Giurgiu, Michael Finn, Leon Oliver Stenneth
  • Publication number: 20160058575
    Abstract: A spinal fixation device includes an outer housing and an end plate assembly coupled with the outer housing. The outer housing defines an aperture and a longitudinal axis. At least a portion of the end plate assembly is slidably received within the outer housing. The end plate assembly includes a first end plate configured to engage a vertebral body, wherein the end plate assembly is selectively movable between a first position in which the first end plate is spaced apart from the outer housing and a second position in which the first end plate is adjacent the outer housing. Further, the first end plate is selectively adjustable to an angular orientation of a plurality of angular orientations with respect to the longitudinal axis of the outer housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Chester Evan Sutterlin, III, Ehud Mendel, Michael Finn, Clint Boyd, Scott Jones, Todd Wallenstein
  • Patent number: 9208682
    Abstract: A controller receives probe data from a vehicle traveling on a path segment. The probe data may be collected by a mobile device. The path segment may be a multilane roadway. The controller identifies a first lane of the path segment from the probe data. The controller associated a forked route with the first lane of the path segment. The controller calculates different traffic values for the lanes of the path segment. One traffic value may be calculated directly from speeds derived from the path data. Another traffic value may be calculated by the probe data and a historical relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: James Adeyemi Fowe, Gavril Giurgiu, Michael Finn, Leon Oliver Stenneth
  • Patent number: 9204822
    Abstract: A controller is provided for a functional electrical stimulator for attachment to a leg comprising, a connector for a foot switch for sensing foot rise or foot strike, a circuit for responding to said foot switch for generating stimulation pulses and a connector for first and second electrodes for attachment to the leg for supplying stimulation pulses from said circuit The circuit includes a voltage divider of which the foot switch when connected comprises one element, a second element being provided by a digital potentiometer forming part of the controller. A micro controller is configured to make adaptive adjustment of the resistance of said digital potentiometer to take account of the resistance characteristics of the foot switch to provide an output or reference voltage permitting an open/closed state of the switch to be monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
    Inventors: Rodney Paul Lane, Darren John Hart, Stacey Michael Finn, Paul Nicholas Taylor, Steven Eric Crook, Ian Douglas Swain
  • Publication number: 20150262480
    Abstract: A controller receives probe data from a vehicle traveling on a path segment. The probe data may be collected by a mobile device. The path segment may be a multilane roadway. The controller identifies a first lane of the path segment from the probe data. The controller associated a forked route with the first lane of the path segment. The controller calculates different traffic values for the lanes of the path segment. One traffic value may be calculated directly from speeds derived from the path data. Another traffic value may be calculated by the probe data and a historical relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: James Adeyemi Fowe, Gavril Giurgiu, Michael Finn, Leon Oliver Stenneth
  • Patent number: 8874364
    Abstract: In a navigation system, e.g., for a motor vehicle, for determining the route from a location of the navigation system to a destination point, the navigation system includes a display device for displaying the route in a map display or a map-type display, and/or a direction indication that corresponds to the route, and it is possible to simultaneously display a canonically oriented graphic or image of a prominent route point with the aid of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Brian Lathrop, Brian Michael Finn, Jackie Chang
  • Publication number: 20140276236
    Abstract: A shoe insole has a cavity configured to provide an internal pocket open to a face of said insole, conveniently the lower face, the cavity having a length greater than its width and being directed generally along the length of the insole. A segmented structure is slideably insertable into said cavity within it is removably retained, the segments being disposed along the cavity and housing a pressure sensor, sensor state monitoring circuits, a wireless transceiver and a battery, adjacent segments being electrically connected together and hinged together by pairs of laterally spaced connector bars each mechanically connected together by links configured to maintaining the spacing between segments while permitting flexion between adjacent segments under loads encountered during walking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ian Douglas Swain, Stacey Michael Finn, Dominic Scott Nolan, Robert Peter Batty
  • Publication number: 20130249824
    Abstract: A display device includes touch screen for the visual display of information and for the input of command and an actuator for moving the touch screen in a direction substantially perpendicular to the touch screen. The touch screen is movable by the actuator by more than 2 mm in the direction substantially perpendicular to the touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Klaus Schaaf, Arne Stoschek, Brian Michael Finn, Michael Prados