Patents by Inventor Michael Tierney

Michael Tierney 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: 10412469
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for determining media access sessions. In an example, an apparatus to determine media access sessions includes a record locator to access, in a data store, a first media impression record indicative of a first media access segment, and a second media impression record indicative of a second media access segment and a view counter. The view counter is to update at least one of the first or second media impression records in the data store, when the second media access segment occurs within a threshold time after the first media access segment, to indicate that the first and second media access segments are associated with a same first media access session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Narasimha Reddy Goli, Michael Allen Bivins, Gangadhar Jakkula, Jarrell Jay Mikuta, Joseph W. Brewer, Kevin Rini, Carol A. Lynch, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20170180798
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for determining media access sessions. In an example, an apparatus to determine media access sessions includes a record locator to access, in a data store, a first media impression record indicative of a first media access segment, and a second media impression record indicative of a second media access segment and a view counter. The view counter is to update at least one of the first or second media impression records in the data store, when the second media access segment occurs within a threshold time after the first media access segment, to indicate that the first and second media access segments are associated with a same first media access session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Narasimha Reddy Goli, Michael Allen Bivins, Gangadhar Jakkula, Jarrell Jay Mikuta, Joseph W. Brewer, Kevin Rini, Carol A. Lynch, Michael Tierney
  • Patent number: 9480137
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating a Contact Glow Plasma Discharge in an electrolyte such as 7% K2CO3. A Shrouded Toroidal Anode is partially submerged in the electrolyte directly above a Flat Torus Cathode (totally submerged in the electrolyte), spaced approximately 50 mm apart, and the two electrodes are arranged in a concentric manner. A potential difference is applied from the cathode to the anode causing gas to be formed on the cathode. This is followed by a contact glow plasma being formed on the surface of the cathode and electromagnetically confined by a Spheromark formed by the configuration of the electrodes. This confinement of the plasma prevents a plasma arc from consuming the anode, which in turn allows for the application of 12,000 Watts and the occurrence of “non-linear electron resonance heating”. The effects of nonlinear series resonance increase the total power dissipation by factors of 2-5 for low pressure capacitive plasmas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Corona Plasma Systems, Inc
    Inventors: David Michael Tierney, Richard A. Hoffman, Sr., John E. Hoffman, Jr., James J. Pagliaro, II
  • Publication number: 20140360867
    Abstract: An electrolytic cell for the generation of a plasma field in an electrolyte that heats the electrolyte forms part of a closed-loop heat transfer device, the electrolytic cell fluidly connected to a heat exchanger. A plasma electrode and a second electrode form part of the flow path of electrolyte from the tank to the heat exchanger. The electrolyte must flow through or along the electrodes when flowing from the tank to the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: David Michael Tierney, Richard A. Hoffman, SR., John E. Hoffman, JR., James J. Pagliaro, II
  • Publication number: 20100306656
    Abstract: This invention comprises a system and a method for managing a plurality of video assets via code executing in a processor. The system and method include a user interface, a controller configured to receive metadata associated with the plurality of video assets through the user interface, a database communicatively coupled to the controller in order to store the metadata, a sequence generator communicatively coupled to the database to generate a playlist from the metadata, a generator module communicatively coupled to the sequence generator module, wherein the generator module is configured to generate a uniform resource locator address (URL) that points to a playlist comprising related video assets and a communications module for providing the URL to a remote machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Dramatic Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean T. Moloney, Ron Chu, Michael Tierney, Nicolas R. Tierney
  • Publication number: 20070285508
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stereo imaging system for use in telerobotic systems. A method of imaging a target site in a stereo imaging system is provided. The method typically includes capturing a right and a left optical image of the target site and transforming the right and the left optical images preferably into digital information. The method further includes converting the digital information into opposed images of the target site displayed on a stereo display of the stereo imaging system, one of the opposed images being associated with the right optical image and the other of the opposed images being associated with the left optical image. The method further includes regulating the digital information to cause the positions of the target site displayed on the opposed images to change relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical INC.
    Inventors: DAVID GERE, Christopher Burns, John Stern, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20070170402
    Abstract: The invention is directed to conductive polymer compositions, catalytic ink compositions (e.g., for use in screen-printing), electrodes produced by deposition of an ink composition, as well as methods of making, and methods of using such compositions and electrodes. An exemplary ink material comprises a metal catalyst (e.g., platinum black and/or platinum-on-carbon), graphite as a conducting material, a polymer binding material, and an organic solvent. In one aspect, the polymer binding material comprises a polymer binder blend comprising first and second polymers, wherein the first polymer has a glass transition temperature higher than the second polymer. In a second aspect, the polymer binding material comprises a hydrophilic acrylic polymer, copolymer, or terpolymer. The conductive polymer compositions of the present invention may be used, for example, to make electrochemical sensors. Such sensors may be used, for example, in a variety of devices to monitor analyte amount or concentrations in subjects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Huawen Li, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20070142721
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for measuring the concentration of target chemical analytes present in a biological system. Device configuration and/or measurement techniques are employed in order to reduce the effect of interfering species on sensor sensitivity. One important application of the invention involves a method and device for monitoring blood glucose values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Bret Berner, Chia-Ming Chiang, Michael Garrison, Janan Jona, Russell Potts, Janet Tamada, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20070038053
    Abstract: A method is provided for continually or continuously measuring the concentration of target chemical analytes present in a biological system, and processing analyte-specific signals to obtain a measurement value that is closely correlated with the concentration of the target chemical analyte in the biological system. One important application of the invention involves a method for signal processing in a system for monitoring blood glucose values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Bret Berner, Timothy Dunn, Kathleen Farinas, Michael Garrison, Ronald Kurnik, Matthew Lesho, Russell Potts, Janet Tamada, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20070012135
    Abstract: Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatible with that particular robotic system. Secondly, the tool memory may identify the tool-type to the robotic system so that the robotic system can reconfigure its programming. Thirdly, the memory of the tool may indicate tool-specific information, including measured calibration offsets indicating misalignment of the tool drive system, tool life data, or the like. This information may be stored in a read only memory (ROM), or in a nonvolatile memory which can be written to only a single time. The invention further provides improved engagement structures for coupling robotic surgical tools with manipulator structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical INC.
    Inventors: Michael Tierney, Thomas Cooper, Chris Julian, Stephen Blumenkranz, Gary Guthart, Robert Younge
  • Publication number: 20070016055
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to medical devices, and more particularly to an improved intravascular device. In one embodiment, an intravascular device includes a catheter having proximal and distal portions, and a phased array of imaging elements, having edge elements each having angles of emission, located in the distal portion of the catheter, wherein the phased array is concaved having a radius of curvature such that when the phased array is steered in a maximal azimuthal direction, the angles of emission of the edge elements are substantially similar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Inventors: Pei Cao, Jian Yuan, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20060127964
    Abstract: Described herein are microprocessors, devices, and methods useful for sweat and/or temperature detection that correlate more closely with changes in amperometric or charge signals related to analyte amount or concentration. The present invention provides methods for the establishment of more accurate sweat and/or temperature thresholds and new methods of compensation, such as correcting for the effects of sweat and rapidly changing temperature on measured analyte values. The present invention reduces the number of skipped or unuseable readings provided by analyte monitoring devices during periods of sweating or changing temperatures. Further, the present invention provides methods for improving the accuracy of reported readings of analyte amount or concentration. In one aspect, the present invention provides passive collection reservoir/sensing devices used in combination with active collection reservoir/sensing devices for detection of sweat and/or temperature related parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Russell Ford, Matthew Lesho, Janet Tamada, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20060105420
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for use in analyte monitoring devices. These compositions are useful to increase the flux of analyte across skin, tissue or mucosal surfaces. The compositions include hydrogels and collection reservoir systems comprising ionically conductive materials. The present invention also includes methods of making/manufacturing hydrogels or collection reservoir systems, collection assemblies comprising the hydrogels, electrode assemblies in combination with the hydrogels or collection reservoir systems, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventors: Janet Tamada, Michael Tierney, Stephen Williams
  • Publication number: 20060092273
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stereo imaging system for use in telerobotic systems. A method of imaging a target site in a stereo imaging system is provided. The method typically includes capturing a right and a left optical image of the target site and transforming the right and the left optical images preferably into digital information. The method further includes converting the digital information into opposed images of the target site displayed on a stereo display of the stereo imaging system, one of the opposed images being associated with the right optical image and the other of the opposed images being associated with the left optical image. The method further includes regulating the digital information to cause the positions of the target site displayed on the opposed images to change relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2004
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Gere, Christopher Burns, John Stern, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20050215872
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for measuring the concentration of target chemical analytes present in a biological system. Device configuration and/or measurement techniques are employed in order to reduce the effect of interfering species on sensor sensitivity. One important application of the invention involves a method and device for monitoring blood glucose values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Bret Berner, Chia-Ming Chiang, Michael Garrison, Janan Jona, Russell Potts, Janet Tamada, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20050169708
    Abstract: A sand dune bridge is configured with a suspension span which spans a sand dune from first pilings on a landward side of the dune to second pilings in or adjacent to a seaward side of the dune. A ramp extends from the second pilings to the beach. The ramp may also be in the form of a suspension bridge wherein step carriages are suspended intermediate the ends thereof so that pilings are needed only at the ends of the carriages. The suspension arrangement uses a pair of cables extending between the pilings with bridge decking supported on stringers which are attached to lateral beams suspended from hangers extending downwardly from the cables. The bridge decking and step treads have openings therethrough for the passage of sand, air and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Harold Goodman, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20050149003
    Abstract: Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatible with that particular robotic system. Secondly, the tool memory may identify the tool-type to the robotic system so that the robotic system can reconfigure its programming. Thirdly, the memory of the tool may indicate tool-specific information, including measured calibration offsets indicating misalignment of the tool drive system, tool life data, or the like. This information maybe stored in a read only memory (ROM), or in a nonvolatile memory which can be written to only a single time. The invention further provides improved engagement structures for coupling robotic surgical tools with manipulator structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL , INC.
    Inventors: Michael Tierney, Thomas Cooper, Chris Julian, Stephen Blumenkranz, Gary Guthart, Robert Younge
  • Publication number: 20050130249
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a predictive-kinetic method for use with data processing of a sensor-generated signal, as well as, microprocessors and monitoring systems employing such a predictive-kinetic method. Data from a transient region of a signal is used with suitable models and curve-fitting methods to predict the signal that would be measured for the system at the completion of the reaction. The values resulting from data processing of sensor response using the methods of the present invention are less sensitive to measurement variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Norman Parris, Russell Potts, Michael Tierney, Christopher Uhegbu
  • Publication number: 20050119540
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, devices, and microprocessors useful for predicting a hypoglycemic event in a subject. The hypoglycemic predictive approach described herein utilizes information obtained from a data stream, e.g., frequently obtained glucose values (current and/or predicted), body temperature, and/or skin conductance, to predict incipient hypoglycemic events and to alert the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: Russell Potts, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20050069925
    Abstract: Described herein are microprocessors, devices, and methods useful for sweat and/or temperature detection that correlate more closely with changes in amperometric or charge signals related to analyte amount or concentration. The present invention provides methods for the establishment of more accurate sweat and/or temperature thresholds and new methods of compensation, such as correcting for the effects of sweat and rapidly changing temperature on measured analyte values. The present invention reduces the number of skipped or unuseable readings provided by analyte monitoring devices during periods of sweating or changing temperatures. Further, the present invention provides methods for improving the accuracy of reported readings of analyte amount or concentration. In one aspect, the present invention provides passive collection reservoir/sensing devices used in combination with active collection reservoir/sensing devices for detection of sweat and/or temperature related parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventors: Russell Ford, Matthew Lesho, Janet Tamada, Michael Tierney