Patents by Inventor Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin 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: 11944768
    Abstract: A method of using a catheter assembly for inserting in a fluid filled space in a body includes providing a main body having a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion is positioned within the fluid filled space. The second end portion is adjusted to extend outwardly from the fluid filled space when the first end portion is positioned within the fluid filled space. A catheter tip is connected to the second end portion of the main body. The catheter tip includes a housing having a cavity defined therein and a rotating element positioned within the fluid filled space. The rotating element is rotated within the cavity of the housing to impart movement of the first end portion of the main body within the fluid filled space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Eric Leuthardt, Guy Genin, Matthew Smyth, David Limbrick, Daniel Moran, Lihong Wang, Aaron McLaughlin, Manish Shah, Alexander Yang, Samuel Stone, Devon Haydon, Michael Winek, Richard Marcus
  • Publication number: 20240095752
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method for reporting lost items includes presenting a lost item reporting link associated with an entity having a plurality of different physical establishment locations; receiving a user selection of the lost item reporting link; presenting at a website, in response to the user selection of the lost item reporting link, a graphical user interface configured to solicit lost item recovery information, the website being associated with the entity having the plurality of different physical establishments; receiving the lost item recovery information via the graphical user interface; and transmitting the lost item recovery information to a third party online lost and found system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Chargerback, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Colodny, Michael McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11936420
    Abstract: An ultra-wideband (“UWB”) communication system comprising a transmitter and a receiver. In one embodiment, the symbol mapper circuit in the transmitter is adapted, in a first mode, to develop symbols having the number of pulses as currently defined in the 4z Standard; and, in a second mode, to develop symbols having fewer pulses than as currently defined in the 4z Standard. In an optional third mode, each data bit is mapped to a single pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Deca Wave, Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11921185
    Abstract: An ultra-wideband (“UWB”) communication system comprising a transmitter and a receiver having two antennas. An UWB signal transmitted by the transmitter is received at each of the antennas. By comparing the carrier phases of the received signals, the phase difference can be determined. From this phase difference and the known distance, d, between the antennas, the Cartesian (x, y) location of the transmitter relative to the receiver can be directly determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: DecaWave, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Gavin Marrow, Igor Dotlic
  • Publication number: 20240043163
    Abstract: A packaging container for a product made from recyclable environmentally acceptable materials having a body (1) or compartment sealed by use of a gasket (6) and a cold-seal adhesive to bond a covering (7) without application of heat. The packaging container is useful in providing packaging for food products, medical products, surgical instruments and may be used to provide a sterile packaging container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventor: Michael McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20240008506
    Abstract: The combination of: a) a containment apparatus having an upwardly opening cup-shaped portion bounding a first open containment volume; b) a cover portion that extends at least partially over the first open containment volume to at least one of: i) partially block the first open containment volume; and ii) create an additional containment volume in communication with the first containment volume, wherein the cover portion is made at least partially from an edible material; and c) an ice cream product within at least the first containment volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventor: James Michael McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20240014852
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reduced interpath interference for ultrawideband (UWB) wireless communication are disclosed. In one aspect, a wireless communication device employs a systematic and non-random pulse-hopping scheme to introduce variable distances between pulses to reduce collision rates from interpath interference. In exemplary aspects, the scheme optimizes avoidance of collision rates for distances between paths of up to thirty nanoseconds (30 ns). The use of an optimized grid will be stable regardless of position of the user, thereby avoiding transmission drops and improving the user experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Jaroslaw Niewczas, Michael McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20230408669
    Abstract: In an ultra-wideband (“UWB”) communication system, methods are disclosed for transmitting packets in multiple portions, each having a different pulse repetition frequency (“PRF”). Methods are also disclosed for transmitting packets discontinuously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Ciaran McElroy, Igor Dotlic, Billy Verso, Jaroslaw Niewczas
  • Patent number: 11836649
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method for reporting lost items includes presenting a lost item reporting link associated with an entity having a plurality of different physical establishment locations; receiving a user selection of the lost item reporting link; presenting at a website, in response to the user selection of the lost item reporting link, a graphical user interface configured to solicit lost item recovery information, the website being associated with the entity having the plurality of different physical establishments; receiving the lost item recovery information via the graphical user interface; and transmitting the lost item recovery information to a third party online lost and found system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Chargerback, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Colodny, Michael McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11828834
    Abstract: In an ultra-wideband (“UWB”) communication system, methods are disclosed for transmitting packets in multiple portions, each having a different pulse repetition frequency (“PRF”). Methods are also disclosed for transmitting packets dis-continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: DecaWave, LTD.
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Ciaran McElroy, Igor Dotlic, Billy Verso, Jaroslaw Niewczas
  • Publication number: 20230295057
    Abstract: A wax-based coating for fertilizer granules capable of supplying micronutrients to soil while increasing the surface hydrophobicity and abrasion resistance of the fertilizer granules is disclosed. The wax-based coating provides the flexibility of formulating slow and fast releasing micronutrients, and ensures micronutrients are evenly coated across every fertilizer granule. Single or multi-nutrient combinations of coatings are possible, providing formulation flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Michael MCLAUGHLIN, Roslyn BAIRD, Shervin KABIRI, Jozefien DEGRYSE, Rodrigo Coqui da Silva
  • Publication number: 20230300005
    Abstract: Systems and methods for channel estimation are disclosed. In one aspect, supercomplementary sets (SCSs) of sequences are defined and more optionally, but more particularly, supercomplementary zero-sum cross-correlation (SZC) sequence blocks are created from the SCSs and transmitted to a receiver. The receiver receives a signal that includes the SCSs or SZC sequence block(s) deformed by a channel frequency offset (CFO). The receiver may correlate the signal with the known SCS or SZC to create a signal with minimal or no side lobes from which the CFO may be removed and a channel estimate formed. Based on the channel estimate, a distance between transmitter and receiver may be determined and used for other purposes, such as the provision of location-based services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Igor Dotlic, Ciaran McElroy, Michael McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20230266460
    Abstract: A method of transmitting signals from a first node having multiple transceivers to a second node is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a message from the second node at the first node, wherein the message is received by each of a plurality of transceivers of the first node; and transmitting by each of the plurality of transceivers a respective data frame to the second node in response to the message; wherein each transceiver initiates the transmission of its respective data frame a predetermined time period after receipt of the message by the transceiver; and wherein the transmissions of the data frames from the plurality of transceivers overlap. The data frames may form part of a two-way ranging exchange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Jaroslaw Niewczas
  • Patent number: 11731915
    Abstract: A new slow-release fertilizer is described that is formed by applying graphene oxide (GO) as a carrier for micronutrients such as copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn), in which the micronutrients are efficiently bonded with the functional groups at the surface and sides of the GO sheets due to their affinity to the unpaired oxygen atoms in the GO. The prepared Cu-graphene oxide (Cu-GO) and Zn-graphene oxide (Zn-GO) fertilizers showed a biphasic dissolution behaviour compared to commercial zinc sulphate (ZnSO4) and copper sulphate (CuSO4) fertilizer granules, displaying both fast- and slow-release micronutrient release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: The University of Adelaide
    Inventors: Dusan Losic, Shervin Kabiri, Michael McLaughlin, Diana Tran, Ivan Andelkovic
  • Patent number: 11681034
    Abstract: A method of transmitting signals from a first node having multiple transceivers to a second node is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a message from the second node at the first node, wherein the message is received by each of a plurality of transceivers of the first node; and transmitting by each of the plurality of transceivers a respective data frame to the second node in response to the message; wherein each transceiver initiates the transmission of its respective data frame a predetermined time period after receipt of the message by the transceiver; and wherein the transmissions of the data frames from the plurality of transceivers overlap. The data frames may form part of a two-way ranging exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: DECAWAVE, LTD.
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Jaroslaw Niewczas
  • Publication number: 20230139079
    Abstract: A receiver circuit for detecting and waking up to a wakeup impulse sequence is provided. Herein, a transmitter circuit is configured to transmit a wakeup impulse sequence to wake up a receiver circuit. The receiver circuit includes a main receiver circuit and a wakeup receiver circuit. The main receiver circuit, which consumes far more energy than the wakeup receiver circuit, will remain in sleep mode as much as possible to conserve power. While the main receiver circuit is asleep, the wakeup receiver circuit is configured to detect the wakeup impulse sequence and wake up the main receiver circuit if the wakeup impulse sequence is intended for the receiver circuit. By keeping the main receiver circuit asleep as much as possible, it is possible to reduce power consumption, thus making the receiver circuit an ideal receiver option for an Internet-of-Things (IoT) device(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Ryan Bunch, Marcus Granger-Jones, Shadi Hawawini
  • Patent number: 11599888
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method for reporting lost items includes presenting a lost item reporting link associated with an entity having a plurality of different physical establishment locations; receiving a user selection of the lost item reporting link; presenting at a website, in response to the user selection of the lost item reporting link, a graphical user interface configured to solicit lost item recovery information, the website being associated with the entity having the plurality of different physical establishments; receiving the lost item recovery information via the graphical user interface; and transmitting the lost item recovery information to a third party online lost and found system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Chargerback, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Colodny, Michael McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20220397629
    Abstract: An ultra-wideband (“UWB”) communication system comprising a transmitter having two transmit antennas and a receiver having a single receive antenna. Respective selected portions of the UWB signal are transmitted by the transmitter via each of transmit antennas is received at the receive antenna. By comparing the phases of the received signal portions, the phase difference of departure can be determined. From this phase difference and the known distance, d, between the transmit antennas, the Cartesian (x, y) location of the transmitter relative to the receiver can be directly determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Jaroslaw Niewczas, Igor Dotlic, Billy Verso
  • Publication number: 20220368371
    Abstract: An ultra-wideband (“UWB”) communication system comprising a transmitter and a receiver. In one embodiment, the symbol mapper circuit in the transmitter is adapted, in a first mode, to develop symbols having the number of pulses as currently defined in the 4z Standard; and, in a second mode, to develop symbols having fewer pulses than as currently defined in the 4z Standard. In an optional third mode, each data bit is mapped to a single pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventor: Michael McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20220334237
    Abstract: An ultra-wideband (“UWB”) communication system comprising a transmitter and a receiver having two antennas. An UWB signal transmitted by the transmitter is received at each of the antennas. By comparing the carrier phases of the received signals, the phase difference can be determined. From this phase difference and the known distance, d, between the antennas, the Cartesian (x, y) location of the transmitter relative to the receiver can be directly determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Gavin Marrow, Igor Dotlic