Patents by Inventor Michael McKenna

Michael McKenna 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: 20210363499
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods that include introducing into an inner ear of a mammal a therapeutically effective amount of an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector that includes a nucleotide sequence encoding (a) a polypeptide including an antibody heavy chain variable domain operably linked to a signal peptide and a polypeptide including an antibody light chain variable domain operably linked to a signal peptide; (b) a polypeptide including an antigen-binding antibody fragment operably linked to a signal peptide; or (c) a soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor operably linked to a signal peptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Emmanuel John Simons, Robert Ng, Michael McKenna
  • Patent number: 11175634
    Abstract: A device for transmitting synchronized timing including a receiver, a transmitter, one or more processors, memory, and one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the programs including instructions for receiving through the receiver a timing signal comprising first time information that is synchronized to a time standard, determining second time information based at least partially on the first time information, composing a message formatted in accordance with a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) standard, wherein the message comprises the second time information, and transmitting the message through the transmitter on a radio signal having a frequency in the frequency modulation (FM) radio frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey Dunn, Sean McKenna, Cynthia E. Martin, Michael L. Cohen
  • Patent number: 11174109
    Abstract: A method, electromagnetic switch, controller and program product utilize multiple electromagnetic coils that, whenever it is desirable to divert a shoe, are operated in sequence to urge the shoe into a diverting path downstream of the electromagnetic switch. The multiple electromagnetic coils may also be used in combination with a downstream permanent magnet such that energization of the electromagnetic coils appropriately positions the shoe adjacent the permanent magnet such that the permanent magnet can further urge the shoe towards the diverting path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: LAFAYETTE ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Robbins, Timothy Lee Johnson, II, Michael Mckenna, Charles O. Burdine, II, Daniel Blake Robbins
  • Publication number: 20210071149
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods that include introducing into an inner ear of a mammal a therapeutically effective amount of an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector that includes a nucleotide sequence encoding (a) a polypeptide including an antibody heavy chain variable domain operably linked to a signal peptide and a polypeptide including an antibody light chain variable domain operably linked to a signal peptide; (b) a polypeptide including an antigen-binding antibody fragment operably linked to a signal peptide; or (c) a soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor operably linked to a signal peptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Emmanuel John Simons, Robert Ng, Michael McKenna
  • Publication number: 20210053704
    Abstract: A container carrier application system is provided. The system includes a controller, a conveyor, a container positioning device, and an application device. The conveyor conveys a plurality of groups of containers from a supply side to an output side. The container positioning device positions each group of containers for application of a container carrier, and the application device applies the container carrier to the group. A motion of the container positioning device and a motion of the application device are synchronized to coordinate a position of the group with a position of the container carrier to be applied to the group. The controller is configured to control a conveyance speed of the groups such that a gap is introduced between a first group and a second group as they are conveyed along the conveyor, the gap being spaced in a conveyance direction of the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Zachary Alan Edwards, Robert Michael McKenna, Nicholas James Roche, Jeremy Rollin Pond, Brent Thomas Nasset
  • Publication number: 20210016076
    Abstract: A circuit connector for a humidification system, the system comprising a base unit configured to be engaged by a humidification chamber. The circuit connector comprises an inlet to fluidly connect to an outlet of the humidification chamber to receive humidified gases therefrom, an outlet to sealably connect to or integral with a conduit for directing the humidified gases to a user, and an electrical terminal for electrically coupling the circuit connector to an electrical terminal associated with the base unit. The circuit connector may be releasably and lockably connectable to the outlet of the humidification chamber and/or orientation features may control orientation of component parts of the system as they are assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian OSBORNE, James William STANTON, Bruce Gordon HOLYOAKE, Stephen David EVANS, David Leon MCCAULEY, Nicholas James Michael MCKENNA, Gareth Thomas MCDERMOTT, Myfanwy Jane Antica NORTON, Gavin Walsh MILLAR, Thomas Jacques Fernand MAECKELBERGHE
  • Patent number: 10856233
    Abstract: A method and network entity for extending communication coverage in a network between a network entity and a wireless device. The method includes determining that the wireless device qualifies for coverage extension, the determining including that deriving appropriate transmission parameters for the wireless devices results in one of a lowest possible or most robust modulation and coding scheme (MCS), and determining achievable transmission performance parameters for the wireless device. If the determined achievable transmission performance parameters do not meet a set of pre-established transmission criteria, the downlink transmission power to the wireless device is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Chandra Sekhar Bontu, Peter Hazy, Michael McKenna
  • Patent number: 10828482
    Abstract: A circuit connector for a humidification system, the system comprising a base unit configured to be engaged by a humidification chamber. The circuit connector comprises an inlet to fluidly connect to an outlet of the humidification chamber to receive humidified gases therefrom, an outlet to sealably connect to or integral with a conduit for directing the humidified gases to a user, and an electrical terminal for electrically coupling the circuit connector to an electrical terminal associated with the base unit. The circuit connector may be releasably and lockably connectable to the outlet of the humidification chamber and/or orientation features may control orientation of component parts of the system as they are assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian Osborne, James William Stanton, Bruce Gordon Holyoake, Stephen David Evans, David Leon McCauley, Nicholas James Michael McKenna, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Myfanwy Jane Antica Norton, Gavin Walsh Millar, Thomas Jacques Fernand Maeckelberghe
  • Patent number: 10673558
    Abstract: A method and network node for performing link adaption are disclosed. In one embodiment, a channel state information, CSI, measurement is received from a wireless device. An information carrying capacity, ICC, over a number of scheduling blocks, SBs, for a plurality of modulation formats for a target criteria is determined based at least in part on the CSI measurement from the wireless device. A modulation format of the plurality of modulation formats with a maximum ICC is selected. A transport block size, TBS, is determined for the selected modulation format. Link adaptation is performed based on the determined TBS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Chandra Sekhar Bontu, Michel Chauvin, Peter Hazy, Michael McKenna
  • Patent number: 10596267
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for treating an auditory disease in a subject in need thereof comprising administering an effective amount of a gel-based precursor that includes an inner ear-specific therapeutic compound directly into the cochlea of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Borenstein, Erin Pararas, Ernest S. Kim, Vishal Tandon, Andrew Ayoob, Michael McKenna, William Sewell, Marcello Peppi, Marc Weinberg, Robert Langer
  • Patent number: 10429930
    Abstract: Embodiments of a tactile strip and systems including a tactile strip are generally described herein. A tactile strip may include a back side configured to be coupled to a touchscreen display and a front side opposite the back side. The tactile strip may include a plurality of tactile features on the front side, the plurality of tactile features corresponding to a plurality of displayed inputs on the touchscreen display. A user touch may be used to register contact with the touchscreen via tactile feature guidance. A selected input may be confirmed by a long press, double touch, secondary touch, or other gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Philip N. Day, Steven Birnie, Elina Jokisuu, Michael McKenna, Andrew W. D. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190255278
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can be configured to couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian OSBORNE, Gavin Walsh MILLAR, Stephen David EVANS, Bruce Gordon HOLYOAKE, James William STANTON, David Leon MCCAULEY, Gareth Thomas MCDERMOTT, Nicholas James Michael MCKENNA, Myfanwy Jane Antica NORTON, Adrian John ELSWORTH, Michael John ANDRESEN, Jonathan Andrew George LAMBERT, Sandeep Singh GURM, Tessa Hazel PARIS, Joseph Nathaniel GRIFFITHS, Ping SI, Christopher Gareth SIMS, Elmo Benson STOKS, Dexter Chi Lun CHEUNG, Peter Alan SEEKUP, Po-Yen LIU, Richard Edward LANG, Paul James TONKIN, Ian Lee Wai KWAN
  • Publication number: 20190167480
    Abstract: The present disclosure discussed a handpiece for trans-canal delivery of a therapeutic substance to the inner ear. The handpiece can be inserted into the middle ear via a surgical tympanotomy approach. The handpiece can enable a controlled injection of a therapeutic substance directly through the round window membrane and into the inner ear. The direct delivery of the therapeutic substance to the inner ear can enable the delivery of a precise amount of therapeutic substance into the inner ear. Because the therapeutic substance is delivery directly to the inner ear the delivery of the therapeutic substance is not subject to limitations on molecule size and inconsistent diffusion rates that are present when therapeutic substances are diffused across the round window membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Ernest S. Kim, Michael McKenna, Ruwan Kiringoda
  • Publication number: 20190116558
    Abstract: A method and network entity for extending communication coverage in a network between a network entity and a wireless device. The method includes determining that the wireless device qualifies for coverage extension, the determining including that deriving appropriate transmission parameters for the wireless devices results in one of a lowest possible or most robust modulation and coding scheme (MCS), and determining achievable transmission performance parameters for the wireless device. If the determined achievable transmission performance parameters do not meet a set of pre-established transmission criteria, the downlink transmission power to the wireless device is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Chandra Sekhar BONTU, Peter HAZY, Michael MCKENNA
  • Patent number: 10245407
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian Osborne, Gavin Walsh Millar, Stephen David Evans, Bruce Gordon Holyoake, James William Stanton, David Leon McCauley, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Nicholas James Michael McKenna, Myfanwy Jane Antica Norton, Adrian John Elsworth, Michael John Andresen, Jonathan Andrew George Lambert, Sandeep Singh Gurm, Tessa Hazel Paris, Joseph Nathaniel Griffiths, Ping Si, Christopher Gareth Sims, Elmo Benson Stoks, Dexter Chi Lun Cheung, Peter Alan Seekup, Po-Yen Liu, Richard Edward Lang, Paul James Tonkin, Ian Lee Wai Kwan
  • Patent number: 10201455
    Abstract: The present disclosure discussed a handpiece for trans-canal delivery of a therapeutic substance to the inner ear. The handpiece can be inserted into the middle ear via a surgical tympanotomy approach. The handpiece can enable a controlled injection of a therapeutic substance directly through the round window membrane and into the inner ear. The direct delivery of the therapeutic substance to the inner ear can enable the delivery of a precise amount of therapeutic substance into the inner ear. Because the therapeutic substance is delivery directly to the inner ear the delivery of the therapeutic substance is not subject to limitations on molecule size and inconsistent diffusion rates that are present when therapeutic substances are diffused across the round window membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest S. Kim, Michael McKenna, Ruwan Kiringoda
  • Publication number: 20190028233
    Abstract: A method and network node for performing link adaption are disclosed. In one embodiment, a channel state information, CSI, measurement is received from a wireless device. An information carrying capacity, ICC, over a number of scheduling blocks, SBs, for a plurality of modulation formats for a target criteria is determined based at least in part on the CSI measurement from the wireless device. A modulation format of the plurality of modulation formats with a maximum ICC is selected. A transport block size, TBS, is determined for the selected modulation format. Link adaptation is performed based on the determined TBS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Chandra Sekhar BONTU, Michel CHAUVIN, Peter HAZY, Michael MCKENNA
  • Patent number: D829095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Diamond Assets, LLC
    Inventors: Michael McKenna, Nathan Bruns, Julius Parochelli
  • Patent number: D840219
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Diamond Assets, LLC
    Inventors: Michael McKenna, Nathan Bruns, Julius Parochelli
  • Patent number: D922555
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Stephen David Evans, Jason Allan Klenner, Neil Gray Duthie, Nicholas James Michael McKenna, Myfanwy Jane Antica Norton, Richard William Mosley, Sandeep Singh Gurm