Patents by Inventor Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien 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: 20190216422
    Abstract: A tool for facilitating medical diagnosis is disclosed herein, including an ultrasound device configured to collect ultrasound data from a patient, a display device, and a processing circuit configured to generate a cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) waveform based on the ultrasound data, determine morphology indicators identifying attributes of the CBFV waveform, and configure the display device to display the CBFV waveform and the morphology indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Hamilton, Corey Thibeault, Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Samuel Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Publication number: 20190216433
    Abstract: A tool for facilitating medical diagnosis is disclosed herein, including an ultrasound device configured to collect ultrasound data from a patient, a display device, and a processing circuit configured to generate a cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) waveform based on the ultrasound data, determine morphology indicators identifying attributes of the CBFV waveform, and configure the display device to display the CBFV waveform and the morphology indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Hamilton, Corey Thibeault, Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Samuel Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Publication number: 20190217931
    Abstract: A watercraft fin removal tool for facilitating the removal of a detachable fin coupled to a watercraft body. The tool comprises an elongate body having a fin engagement head at one end and a handle at an opposing end. In use, the head is configured to engage the fin such that a sufficient leverage force may be applied to the fin by the user at the head via the handle to detach the fin from the watercraft body. In the preferred embodiment, the tool is designed for the removal of detachable surfboard fins. But, it may also be configured to remove fins from other watercrafts, such as wakeboards, paddleboards and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Kristian Michael O'BRIEN
  • Publication number: 20190216421
    Abstract: A tool for facilitating medical diagnosis is disclosed herein, including an ultrasound device configured to collect ultrasound data from a patient, a display device, and a processing circuit configured to generate a cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) waveform based on the ultrasound data, determine morphology indicators identifying attributes of the CBFV waveform, and configure the display device to display the CBFV waveform and the morphology indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Hamilton, Corey Thibeault, Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Samuel Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Publication number: 20190209141
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for assessing signal quality of a signal are described herein, including determining a signal quality assessment (SQA) metric of the signal based on at least one energy function of the signal, determining whether the SQA metric is above a threshold, and in response to determining that the SQA metric is above the threshold, performing additional signal processing of the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Robert Hamilton, Samuel G. Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Publication number: 20190209128
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for mapping a section of a vasculature of a subject are described herein, including moving a probe to a first position at a body of the subject adjacent the section of the vasculature; transmitting, by the probe, a first ultrasound beam into a first portion of the section of the vasculature through the body of the subject; receiving first ultrasound data including at least one imaging parameter of the first portion based on the first ultrasound beam; moving the probe to a second position at the body of the subject adjacent the section of the vasculature and different from the first position; transmitting, by the probe, a second ultrasound beam into a second portion of the section of the vasculature through the body of the subject; receiving second ultrasound data including the at least one imaging parameter of the second portion based on the second ultrasound beam; and constructing a map of the section of the vasculature based on the fi
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Leo Petrossian, Robert Hamilton, Shankar Radhakrishnan, Corey M. Thibeault, Samuel G. Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Publication number: 20190209127
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for mapping a section of a vasculature of a subject are described herein, including moving a probe to a first position at a body of the subject adjacent the section of the vasculature; transmitting, by the probe, a first ultrasound beam into a first portion of the section of the vasculature through the body of the subject; receiving first ultrasound data including at least one imaging parameter of the first portion based on the first ultrasound beam; moving the probe to a second position at the body of the subject adjacent the section of the vasculature and different from the first position; transmitting, by the probe, a second ultrasound beam into a second portion of the section of the vasculature through the body of the subject; receiving second ultrasound data including the at least one imaging parameter of the second portion based on the second ultrasound beam; and constructing a map of the section of the vasculature based on the fi
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran, Leo Petrossian, Robert Hamilton, Shankar Radhakrishnan, Corey M. Thibeault, Samuel G. Thorpe, Nicolas Canac
  • Patent number: 10343050
    Abstract: A self-balancing electric vehicle may include a board having a frame, and a suspension system including at least one four-bar linkage coupling opposing end portions of a hub motor axle to the first end portion of the frame. The four-bar linkage(s) may have a first fixed link connected to the axle, a second fixed link comprising the frame, and two pivotable links joining the first fixed link to the second fixed link, such that the board is configured to be movable up and down relative to the axle. A shock absorber may be coupled to the four-bar linkage(s) and to the first end portion of the frame, such that the shock absorber is configured to damp up and down movement of the board relative to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Future Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Jonathan Doerksen, Matthew Michael O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10343051
    Abstract: A self-balancing electric vehicle may include a board having a frame, and a suspension system including at least one four-bar linkage coupling opposing end portions of a hub motor axle to the first end portion of the frame. The four-bar linkage(s) may have a first fixed link connected to the axle, a second fixed link comprising the frame, and two pivotable links joining the first fixed link to the second fixed link, such that the board is configured to be movable up and down relative to the axle. A shock absorber may be coupled to the four-bar linkage(s) and to the first end portion of the frame, such that the shock absorber is configured to damp up and down movement of the board relative to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Future Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Jonathan Doerksen, Matthew Michael O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190207685
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides optical link management in a marine seismic environment. A first device can transmit, to a second device, a first optical transmission at a first output level. The first optical transmission can include a first packet corresponding to a network protocol. The first device can determine that the second device failed to receive the first packet via the first optical transmission. The first device can transmit, responsive to failure of the first optical transmission, a second optical transmission at a second output level different than the first output level. The second optical transmission can include a second packet corresponding to the network protocol. The first device can identify that the second packet was successfully received by the second link manager agent. The first device can establish, responsive to the identification that the second packet was successfully received, the second output level as a transmission output level for the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Morris, Thomas O'Brien, Philip Navratil
  • Publication number: 20190183316
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure may include a medical device comprising an elongate member and a handle assembly connected to the elongate member. The handle housing may house a steering mechanism movable relative to the handle assembly and configured to steer the elongate member along a first plane and a second plane different from the first plane, a camera system configured to capture images from a distal end of the elongate member, and an illumination system configured to provide illuminating light from the distal end of the elongate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. OSKIN, Brian C. MacLEAN, William M. ASSELIN, Michael O'BRIEN, Thomas M. ZAPPIA
  • Patent number: 10324694
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for arranging binary code to reduce instruction cache conflict misses. These mechanisms generate a call graph of a portion of code. Nodes and edges in the call graph are weighted to generate a weighted call graph. The weighted call graph is then partitioned according to the weights, affinities between nodes of the call graph, and the size of cache lines in an instruction cache of the data processing system, so that binary code associated with one or more subsets of nodes in the call graph are combined into individual cache lines based on the partitioning. The binary code corresponding to the partitioned call graph is then output for execution in a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tong Chen, Brian Flachs, Brad W. Michael, Mark R. Nutter, John K. P. O'Brien, Kathryn M. O'Brien, Tao Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190175144
    Abstract: Arrangements described herein relate to systems, apparatuses, and methods for managing gel on a subject to provide gel on a first area of the subject, including controlling a transducer to move to a second area of the subject and controlling the transducer to move the gel to the first area from the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Michael O'Brien, Mina Ranjbaran
  • Patent number: 10317211
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a sensor includes a rigid wafer outer body. A first cavity is located within the rigid wafer outer body, and a first vibration isolating spring is supported by the rigid wafer outer body and extends into the first cavity. A second vibration isolating spring is supported by the rigid wafer outer body and extends into the first cavity, and a first sensor packaging is supported by the first vibration isolating spring and the second vibration isolating spring within the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bongsang Kim, Ando Feyh, Andrew Graham, Gary O'Brien, Michael Baus, Ralf Maier, Mariusz Koc
  • Publication number: 20190168102
    Abstract: A self-balancing electric vehicle may include a board having a frame, and a suspension system including at least one four-bar linkage coupling opposing end portions of a hub motor axle to the first end portion of the frame. The four-bar linkage(s) may have a first fixed link connected to the axle, a second fixed link comprising the frame, and two pivotable links joining the first fixed link to the second fixed link, such that the board is configured to be movable up and down relative to the axle. A shock absorber may be coupled to the four-bar linkage(s) and to the first end portion of the frame, such that the shock absorber is configured to damp up and down movement of the board relative to the axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Future Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Jonathan DOERKSEN, Matthew Michael O'BRIEN
  • Publication number: 20190168103
    Abstract: A self-balancing electric vehicle may include a board having a frame, and a suspension system including at least one four-bar linkage coupling opposing end portions of a hub motor axle to the first end portion of the frame. The four-bar linkage(s) may have a first fixed link connected to the axle, a second fixed link comprising the frame, and two pivotable links joining the first fixed link to the second fixed link, such that the board is configured to be movable up and down relative to the axle. A shock absorber may be coupled to the four-bar linkage(s) and to the first end portion of the frame, such that the shock absorber is configured to damp up and down movement of the board relative to the axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Future Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Jonathan DOERKSEN, Matthew Michael O'BRIEN
  • Publication number: 20190160274
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are transdermal microneedling devices that generate and emit low RF energy. Such a microneedling device may comprise a drive motor, drive circuitry for controlling the drive motor, and a drive linkage located on the drive motor rotor. The microneedling device may also comprise a power source capsule comprising a battery and associated power management circuitry. Also included may be a needle cartridge coupled to the main body, and comprising a drive shaft and a needle unit coupled to a distal end of the drive shaft to move therewith, where the needle unit has at least one needle extending therefrom. The drive shaft may comprise a linkage member configured to engage the drive linkage of the drive motor, and be configured to be driven by the drive motor and thereby drive movement of the needle unit such that the at least one needle extends beyond and retracts within the distal end of the needle cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Michael O'Brien, III, John Tepper, Jeffrey Garrett
  • Patent number: 10298276
    Abstract: Power amplifier circuits can behave in a non-linear manner particularly when operated to produce output signal swings approaching an amplifier saturation region. A pre-distortion signal can be applied to a signal to be transmitted to compensate for such power amplifier non-linearity. In applications where two or more transmitter power amplifiers are used, a beam-former can be configured to modify a digitally pre-distorted transmission signal by applying respective beam-forming weighting factors to the digitally pre-distorted transmission signal to provide input transmission signals for respective ones of the power amplifier circuits. The pre-distortion signal can be established at least in part using one or more of a sensed or estimated representation of a transmitted beam formed by spatially aggregating transmitted outputs from the two or more power amplifier circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global
    Inventors: Patrick Pratt, Michael O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10272319
    Abstract: A self-propelled, one-wheeled vehicle may include a suspension system configured to provide arcuate, generally vertical motion of a board relative to an axle of a central wheel assembly when the vehicle encounters obstacles and bumps on a riding surface. Illustrative suspension systems may include a shock absorber and a swingarm that couple the wheel assembly to the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Future Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Jonathan Doerksen, Matthew Michael O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190116073
    Abstract: In a communication receiver circuit, an amplifier circuit can include an adjustable gain. A signal corresponding to a portion of a transmitted frame can be received, and a gain of the receiver circuit can be adjusted such as automatically, and such adjustment can be referred to as automatic gain control (AGC). An offset correction can be performed to adjust for an error in a received representation of a transmitted carrier, and such offset correction can be referred to as carrier frequency offset (CFO) correction. A portion of the received signal can be dynamically allocated between AGC and CFO correction, such as allocating a longer duration to CFO correction when AGC results in a relatively higher receiver gain, and allocating a shorter duration to CFO correction when AGC results in a relatively lower receiver gain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Sudarshan Onkar, Michael O'Brien