Patents by Inventor Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney 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: 20190254642
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for assessing microbiota of skin are described, including: a skin-covering material including an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface substantially conforming to a topography of a skin surface of an individual and including a plurality of signal-generating complexes, one or more of the plurality of signal-generating complexes configured to emit one or more signals in response to at least one type of microbe; an image capture device to capture an image of the inner surface of the skin-covering material, the image including one or more signals emitted from the plurality of signal-generating complexes, and to transform the image into a digital output; and a computing device including circuitry configured to receive the digital output, compare the properties of the imaged one or more signals with a database of reference signal-generating complexes, and generate a digital spatial profile of microbes on the skin-covering material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Michael H. Baym, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Gary L. McKnight, Tony S. Pan, Katherine E. Sharadin, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Patent number: 10382946
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a service are provided. A request is received to provide the service to a device. A location of the device, or a network interface through which the device is coupled, is determined. Finally, the delivery of the service is authorized based on the determined location of the device, or the determined network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Robert Martell, Brett Henriksen, Michael Lariccio, Brian Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10351834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to GH61 polypeptide variants. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Novozymes, Inc., Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Janine Lin, Doreen Bohan, Michelle Maranta, Leslie Beresford, Michael Lamsa, Bjarne Gram Hansen, Frank Winther Rasmussen, Matt Sweeney, Douglas J. Boyle, III
  • Publication number: 20190183556
    Abstract: Neuromodulation cryotherapeutic devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A cryotherapeutic device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an elongated shaft having distal portion and a supply lumen along at least a portion of the shaft. The shaft can be configured to locate the distal portion intravascularly at a treatment site proximate a renal artery or renal ostium. The supply lumen can be configured to receive a liquid refrigerant. The cryotherapeutic device can further include a cooling assembly at the distal portion of the shaft. The cooling assembly can include an applicator in fluid communication with the supply lumen and configured to deliver cryotherapeutic cooling to nerves proximate the target site when the cooling assembly is in a deployed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Naomi Buckley, Benjamin J. Clark, Michael Cummins, Danny Donovan, Mark Gelfand, Luke Hughes, Brian Kelly, Gary Kelly, Grace Kelly, John Kelly, Mark S. Leung, Gwenda McMullin, Barry Mullins, Karun D. Naga, Stephen Nash, Eric Ryba, Fiachra Sweeney, Vicenzo Tilotta, Roman Turovskiy, Lana Woolley, Denise Zarins, Michael Turovskiy
  • Publication number: 20190180605
    Abstract: Embodiments of a central security monitoring device for reducing incidences of false alarms in a security system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is described, comprising receiving an alarm signal from an occupancy sensor via a receiver, receiving a second alarm signal from a barrier alarm device after receiving the alarm signal, determining, by a processor, an elapsed time from when the alarm signal from the occupancy sensor was received to when the second alarm signal from the barrier alarm device was received, transmitting, by the processor via a network interface, a message to a personal communication device indicating that a false alarm has occurred when the elapsed time is less than the predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Kenneth Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20190153414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to GH61 polypeptide variants. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Janine Lin, Doreen Bohan, Michelle Maranta, Leslie Beresford, Michael Lamsa, Matt Sweeney, Mark Wogulis, Elizabeth Znameroski, Frank Winther Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20190147984
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for modifying a cosmetic product based on a microbe profile including an ingredient-microbe interaction dataset including information associated with interactions between reference cosmetic ingredients and types of reference microbes; and a computing device including circuitry configured to receive information associated with the microbe profile of an individual, receive information associated with an ingredient list of the cosmetic product, compare the microbe profile of the individual and the ingredient list of the cosmetic product to the ingredient-microbe interaction dataset, identify an interaction between at least one cosmetic ingredient in the ingredient list of the cosmetic product and at least one of the one or more types of microbes in the microbe profile of the individual, recommend a modification to the ingredient list in response to an identified interaction, and report to a user the recommended modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Michael H. Baym, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Gary L. McKnight, Tony S. Pan, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10049798
    Abstract: A magnet is disclosed. The magnet includes a plurality of layers such that a first layer includes a ferromagnetic material comprising iron and a rare earth element; and a second layer includes an alkaline earth metal fluoride and a rare earth oxide. A method of preparing a magnet and an article including the magnet are disclosed. The method includes disposing a first layer including a ferromagnetic material and disposing a second layer over the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Sean Michael Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9734690
    Abstract: Devices and methods of using a personal emergency reporting system device is described. The personal emergency reporting system (PERS) device wakes up based on timing, manual activation or an accelerometer in the PERS device detecting an abnormal condition. The PERS device measures the orientation and correlate and sends statistics to a console. The PERS device determines whether a predetermined threshold has been met to determine whether a fall event has occurred or whether to enter a more active monitoring state. The PERS device also determines whether it is appropriate to transmit an alarm to a central monitoring station via the console and transmits the alarm if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Nortek Security & Controls LLC
    Inventors: James J Haflinger, Jeffrey Michael Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9641620
    Abstract: A system and method of using a combination of portable devices including wearable devices and tags and fixed devices including plug-in readers that are able to communicate using a short range wireless technology is described. The environment in which the fixed devices are disposed include residential, vehicle and commercial/work areas. The environment is able to detect the presence and absence of particular portable devices, determine whether personalized triggers exist and act accordingly based on information stored in a server or cloud-based storage. The actions in the environment include security, environmental controls, and alert transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Nortek Security & Control LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, James J Haflinger
  • Publication number: 20160337514
    Abstract: A system and method for automating proactive communication. The information for the desired contacts may be accepted from a user. A selection of contact communication frequency preferences may be received from a user. An automatic communication to one of the desired contacts may be initiated. The user may be allowed to cancel the automatic communication, in response to receiving a notification that the communication is about to begin. A response indicative of the communication status may be received. Rules and preferences may be optimized based upon the received response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jeff Stafford, Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, Kelsyn D. S. Rooks
  • Patent number: 9495761
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, and software for environment mapping with automatic motion model selection. One embodiment in the form of a method includes receiving a video frame captured by a camera device into memory and estimating a type of motion from a previously received video frame held in memory to the received video frame. When the type of motion is the same as motion type of a current keyframe group held in memory, the method includes adding the received video frame to the current keyframe group. Conversely, when the type of motion is not the same motion type of the current keyframe group held in memory, the method includes creating a new keyframe group in memory and adding the received video frame to the new keyframe group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Steffen Gauglitz, Christopher Michael Sweeney, Jonathan Daniel Ventura, Matthew Alan Turk, Tobias Höllerer
  • Patent number: 9484739
    Abstract: A protection device is provided that exhibits a turn on time of order of one nanosecond or less. Such a device provides enhanced protection for integrated circuits against electrostatic discharge events. This in turn reduces the risk of device failure in use. The protection device can include a bipolar transistor structure connected between a node to be protected and a discharge path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL
    Inventors: Edward John Coyne, John Twomey, Seamus P. Whiston, David J. Clarke, Donal P. McAuliffe, William Allan Lane, Stephen Denis Heffernan, Brian A. Moane, Brian Michael Sweeney, Patrick Martin McGuinness
  • Publication number: 20160308971
    Abstract: A system and method of using a combination of portable devices including wearable devices and tags and fixed devices including plug-in readers that are able to communicate using a short range wireless technology is described. The environment in which the fixed devices are disposed include residential, vehicle and commercial/work areas. The environment is able to detect the presence and absence of particular portable devices, determine whether personalized triggers exist and act accordingly based on information stored in a server or cloud-based storage. The actions in the environment include security, environmental controls, and alert transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, James J. Haflinger
  • Publication number: 20160307427
    Abstract: Devices and methods of using a personal emergency reporting system device is described. The personal emergency reporting system (PERS) device wakes up based on timing, manual activation or an accelerometer in the PERS device detecting an abnormal condition. The PERS device measures the orientation and correlate and sends statistics to a console. The PERS device determines whether a predetermined threshold has been met to determine whether a fall event has occurred or whether to enter a more active monitoring state. The PERS device also determines whether it is appropriate to transmit an alarm to a central monitoring station via the console and transmits the alarm if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: James J. Haflinger, Jeffrey Michael Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9418369
    Abstract: A system and method for automating proactive communication. The information for the desired contacts may be accepted from a user. A selection of contact communication frequency preferences may be received from a user. An automatic communication to one of the desired contacts may be initiated. The user may be allowed to cancel the automatic communication, in response to receiving a notification that the communication is about to begin. A response indicative of the communication status may be received. Rules and preferences may be optimized based upon the received response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Stafford, Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, Kelsyn D. S. Rooks
  • Publication number: 20160094026
    Abstract: A protection device is provided that exhibits a turn on time of order of one nanosecond or less. Such a device provides enhanced protection for integrated circuits against electrostatic discharge events. This in turn reduces the risk of device failure in use. The protection device can include a bipolar transistor structure connected between a node to be protected and a discharge path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Edward John Coyne, John Twomey, Seamus P. Whiston, David J. Clarke, Donal P. McAuliffe, William Allan Lane, Stephen Denis Heffernan, Brian A. Moane, Brian Michael Sweeney, Patrick Martin McGuinness
  • Patent number: 9215330
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to a system, method, and apparatus for signaling a weather condition. In one embodiment, the system may include an optical network terminal. The optical network terminal may include a communication port adapted to be coupled to a fiber optic cable. The communication port may be further adapted to receive data that indicates a weather condition via the fiber optic cable. The optical network terminal may also include an output unit, in communication with the communication port, adapted to send a signal in response to the communication port receiving the data that indicates the weather condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Kendra Dwyer, Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, Kelsyn Donel Rooks, Mark L. Wilmoth, Shekhar Gupta
  • Publication number: 20150294772
    Abstract: A magnet is disclosed. The magnet includes a plurality of layers such that a first layer includes a ferromagnetic material comprising iron and a rare earth element; and a second layer includes an alkaline earth metal fluoride and a rare earth oxide. A method of preparing a magnet and an article including the magnet are disclosed. The method includes disposing a first layer including a ferromagnetic material and disposing a second layer over the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventor: Sean Michael Sweeney
  • Patent number: RE47513
    Abstract: A vapor hydrated packaged catheter assembly and method of manufacturing and distributing same includes a gas impermeable package housing a catheter within a catheter-receiving cavity. The catheter assembly has a hydrophilic coating applied to at least a portion of the outer surface of a catheter tube or shaft which may be surrounded by a sleeve to provide a no-touch, sure grip feature. The catheter assembly is disposed within the catheter receiving cavity of the package together with a limited amount of a vapor donating liquid provided as a source of vapor to activate the hydrophilic coating. The amount of vapor donating liquid is less than the amount that would otherwise be sufficient to cause a spill hazard. It may be loose liquid as a desired percentage of the volume of a tube-receiving portion of the catheter receiving cavity of the package, or it may be contained in a liquid sequestering element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Murray, Thomas H. Gilman, Sean Sweeney, Martin P. Creaven