Patents by Inventor Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan 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: 10235737
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10226219
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170319841
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes a medicament-eluting device configured to be positioned at a location on a skin of a mammal. The system includes an ultrasonic wave transmitter configured to emit ultrasonic shear waves directable at the location. The ultrasonic shear waves have a frequency or amplitude selected to increase a permeability of the skin of the mammal to a medicament released by the medicament-eluting device. In an embodiment, the system includes a structure carrying the medicament-eluting device and the ultrasonic wave transmitter. In an embodiment, the system includes a cavitation sensor configured to detect a cavitation event in the mammal. In an embodiment, the system includes a cavitation controller configured to limit a power of the ultrasonic shear waves directed at the location to a level below a cavitation threshold of the mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: JESSE R. CHEATHAM, III, JOEL CHERKIS, PAUL H. DIETZ, TOM DRISCOLL, WILLIAM GATES, RODERICK A. HYDE, MURIEL Y. ISHIKAWA, NEIL JORDAN, JORDIN T. KARE, ERIC C. LEUTHARDT, NATHAN P. MYHRVOLD, PATRICK NEILL, TONY S. PAN, ROBERT C. PETROSKI, DAVID R. SMITH, ELIZABETH A. SWEENEY, DESNY S. TAN, CLARENCE T. TEGREENE, DAVID LAWRENCE TENNENHOUSE, YAROSLAV A. URZHUMOV, GARY WACHOWICZ, LOWELL L. WOOD, JR., VICTORIA Y.H. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170319840
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes an extracellular-fluid collection device configured to be positioned at a location on a skin of a mammal. In an embodiment, the mammal includes a live human. The system includes an ultrasonic wave transmitter configured to emit ultrasonic shear waves directable at the location. The ultrasonic shear waves have a frequency or amplitude selected to increase a permeability of the skin of the mammal to an extracellular-fluid. In an embodiment, the system includes a sensor configured to determine a rate or amount of extracellular-fluid collected by the extracellular-fluid collection device. In an embodiment, the system includes a fluid collection controller configured to regulate a parameter of ultrasonic shear waves transmitted by the ultrasonic wave transmitter in response to a determined rate or amount of fluid collected by the extracellular-fluid collection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: JESSE R. CHEATHAM, III, JOEL CHERKIS, PAUL H. DIETZ, TOM DRISCOLL, WILLIAM GATES, RODERICK A. HYDE, MURIEL Y. ISHIKAWA, NEIL JORDAN, JORDIN T. KARE, ERIC C. LEUTHARDT, NATHAN P. MYHRVOLD, PATRICK NEILL, TONY S. PAN, ROBERT C. PETROSKI, DAVID R. SMITH, ELIZABETH A. SWEENEY, DESNY S. TAN, CLARENCE T. TEGREENE, DAVID LAWRENCE TENNENHOUSE, YAROSLAV A. URZHUMOV, GARY WACHOWICZ, LOWELL L. WOOD, JR., VICTORIA Y.H. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170053190
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, article of manufacture, a system implemented in a machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, and computer-implemented method. A computer-implemented method includes electronically receiving a digital image of person observing a subject person. The method includes determining from the digital image an interest-level in the subject person by the imaged person. The method includes electronically outputting the determined interest-level. In an embodiment, the method includes storing at least one digital image of the monitored person in a non-transitory computer readable storage media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William David Duncan, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160331460
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160334864
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160331461
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160217259
    Abstract: A method for facilitating physiological data acquisition includes scheduling a medical appointment between a patient and a medical provider. The medical appointment is to be conducted at a medical provider location on an appointment date. The method also includes selecting a medical device configured to acquire physiological data regarding the patient. The method further includes sending, to a fulfillment system, a request to provide the medical device to a patient location prior to the appointment date. The patient location is remote from the medical provider location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David L. Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 8219515
    Abstract: Systems (and corresponding methodologies) that enable inferences to be drawn from the physicality of electronic information much like that of a visual inspection of physical records are provided. In other words, a user is able to draw inferences from parameters of electronic data such as quantity, regularity, age, condition, type, keywords, title, author, origination date, storage location, etc. The innovation provides a data observation system having a summarization generator component and a rendering component that conveys attributes of electronic data such that inferences and conclusions based upon the physicality of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Neil A Jordan, Chris B Karkanias
  • Publication number: 20100169108
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates aggregating data with a distributed network for health-related diagnosis. A device can include a sensor for dynamic collection of data, wherein the portion of data is wirelessly communicated from the device to a distributed network. An evaluator can generate a health informative update based at least in part upon an analysis of the dynamically collected data received via the distributed network, wherein the evaluator analyzes a medical condition with a condition-indicative level of the portion of data collected via the sensor. The health informative update can be at least one of a personal update providing information pertaining to an individual-based medical condition or a geographic-based population update providing information related to a medical condition that affects a pre-defined number of individuals within the geographic-based population.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Neil A. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20090222350
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for increasing hair diameter, comprising the steps of: topically applying a first composition comprising to a region where hair diameter increase is desired; and topically applying a second composition to a region where an additional benefit is desired; wherein the first composition comprises a hair diameter increasing agent comprising a xanthine compound, a vitamin B3 compound, and a panthenol compound; and wherein the second composition comprises an additional benefit agent, such additional benefit being selected from the group consisting of hair volume-up, hair conditioning, hair strengthening, scalp sensation, hair color, scent, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Iwata, Neil Jordan