Patents by Inventor Patrick A. Kelly

Patrick A. Kelly 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: 20210320870
    Abstract: A computing device includes an appliance status table to store at least one of reliability and performance data for one or more network functions virtualization (NFV) appliances and one or more legacy network appliances. The computing device includes a load controller to configure an Internet Protocol (IP) filter rule to select a packet for which processing of the packet is to be migrated from a selected one of the one or more legacy network appliances to a selected one of the one or more NFV appliances, and to update the appliance status table with received at least one of reliability and performance data for the one or more legacy network appliances and the one or more NFV appliances. The computing device includes a packet distributor to receive the packet, to select one of the one or more NFV appliances based at least in part on the appliance status table, and to send the packet to the selected NFV appliance. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick CONNOR, Andrey CHILIKIN, Brendan RYAN, Chris MACNAMARA, John J. BROWNE, Krishnamurthy JAMBUR SATHYANARAYANA, Stephen DOYLE, Tomasz KANTECKI, Anthony KELLY, Ciara LOFTUS, Fiona TRAHE
  • Patent number: 11142599
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an ethylene copolymer having a density of from 0.912 g/cm3 to 0.925 g/cm3, a melt flow ratio (I21/I2) of from 20 to 30, and a normal comonomer distribution profile in a GPC-FTIR analysis, wherein the normal comonomer distribution profile has a slope of from ?3.5 to ?7.5, where the slope is defined as the number of short chain branches per 1000 carbons at a molecular weight of 300,000 minus the number of short chain branches per 1000 carbons at a molecular weight of 30,000. The ethylene copolymers have improved bulk density and when made into film, provide good physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Patrick Lam, Victoria Ker, Mark Kelly
  • Publication number: 20210310516
    Abstract: A profiled rolling apparatus for lowering rolling resistance in track-guided, load-bearing movement applications. The rolling body, as part of a track roller, cam follower, caster wheel, or the like, has a radial groove (e.g. a V-shape with some internal angle) on which a non-linear profile is implemented. Profiles for various embodiments may be, but are not limited to, circular arcs, polynomials or other mathematical functions, or made up of multiple shorter linear and/or arc segments, creating a convex or concave contour on either side of the groove. Such crowning profiles may additionally or alternatively be implemented on the guiding track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Edward Sanderson, Matthew Gies, Patrick Kelly
  • Patent number: 11129489
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the taste of coffee, a method of controlling the taste of coffee and a coffee maker including the apparatus. The apparatus includes a control unit, configured to determine a target pH value of water corresponding to a desired coffee taste, and a corresponding adjustment control signal; and a pH adjustment unit, configured to adjust, in response to the adjustment control signal applied to the pH adjustment unit, the pH value of water to be fed into a brewing unit of a coffee maker to the target pH value. In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, the pH value of water to be fed to a brewing unit of a coffee maker may be adjusted for a desired coffee taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Qiao Hua, Declan Patrick Kelly, Guangwei Wang, Jingwei Tan
  • Publication number: 20210296139
    Abstract: A semiconductor device having one or more tiered pillars and methods of manufacturing such a semiconductor device are disclosed. The semiconductor device may include redistribution layers, a semiconductor die, and a plurality of interconnection structures that operatively couple a bottom surface of the semiconductor die to the redistribution layers. The semiconductor device may further include one or more conductive pillars about a periphery of the semiconductor die. The one or more conductive pillars may be electrically connected to the redistribution layers and may each comprise a plurality of stacked tiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Ronald Patrick Huemoeller, Michael G. Kelly, Curtis Zwenger
  • Publication number: 20210274818
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the preparation of a gluten-containing grain having lowered levels of gluten. The method includes providing a prepared gluten-containing grain which may be optionally sterilized or pasteurized. The prepared gluten-containing grain is then inoculated with a prepared fungal component and incubated. In one embodiment the prepared fungal component myceliates the prepared gluten-containing grain while incubated and during this process hydrolyzes gluten in the prepared gluten-containing grain. The present invention also includes a gluten-containing grain having lowered levels of gluten which has been prepared by the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: MycoTechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: James Patrick LANGAN, Brooks John KELLY, Huntington DAVIS, Alan D. HAHN
  • Publication number: 20210265049
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a computerized device's display to provide a graphical user interface that renders compact and informative graphical user interface images while also providing for flexible and accurate administration of clinical trial-related activities, namely, flexible allocation of payments in accordance with an applicable clinical trial agreement. Further, the system provides a graphical user interface providing tracking and feedback to the user during the payment allocation process to avoid allocation errors. More particularly, the graphical user interface provides guided prompting for allocation to approved/relevant persons, in accordance with clinical trial agreements, while providing a high degree of flexibility for specifying an allocations, and while displaying various visual elements providing feedback to ensure that allocations are made with internal consistency, to reduce and/or avoid human or other errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Kyle Russell Cunningham, Ryan Patrick Kelly, Todd Michael Horning
  • Patent number: 11058140
    Abstract: A apparatus (100) for roasting coffee beans is disclosed comprising a compartment (110) for holding coffee beans (10); a roasting element (140) for roasting the coffee beans in said compartment; and a processor (130) comprising a control unit (134) for controlling the roasting element. Wherein, the processor (130) is adapted to determine a weight loss rate of the coffee beans, and the control unit (134) is adapted to control the roasting element as a function of the determined weight loss rate. A coffee machine including such an apparatus and a method for roasting coffee beans are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jingwei Tan, Jun Shi, Yanyan Wang, Jun Zhou, Declan Patrick Kelly
  • Publication number: 20210196194
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method for providing an exacerbation risk score for a respiratory disease of a patient. The system measures a heart signal and/or a blood circulation signal of a patient and detects cough events and sneeze events in the measurement data. The cough events and sneeze events are indicative for an onset of a contagion and/or an allergy, which can rapidly exacerbate a respiratory disease of the patient. Thus, the system is configured for providing unobtrusively an exacerbation risk score to the patient and/or to a physician.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU, Rita PRIORI, Declan Patrick KELLY, Huibin WEI
  • Patent number: 11002459
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a control device (100) for operating an air treatment apparatus (10), the control device (100) comprising an input (102) arranged to receive measured data that is indicative of particle concentration from a sensing unit (130), a baseline processing module (104) arranged to derive particle concentration indicative information from the received measured data, an obtaining module (106) arranged to obtain augmenting information that is indicative of air quality, an air quality index augmenting module (108) arranged to determine an augmented air quality index based on the particle concentration indicative information and the augmenting information, and an operation control module (110) arranged to operate the air treatment apparatus (10) based on the augmented air quality index. The disclosure further relates to a corresponding computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, John Robert McGarva, Xiao-Ming Zhou, Hongyi Zheng
  • Publication number: 20210113892
    Abstract: A golf ball with embedded electronics to allow proximity to be tracked and to monitor golfer performance is disclosed. The golf ball comprises a processor connected to an accelerometer, communications circuitry, a spin detector, and memory, wherein the processor stores accelerometer data from the accelerometer and rotation data regarding rotation of the spin detector in the memory. The processor converts the data regarding the rotation of the spin detector into a rotation speed and a rotation direction, said rotation speed determined by a frequency of the data, and said rotation direction determined by a magnitude of the data. The communications circuitry is configured to communicate the accelerometer data, the rotation direction, and the rotation speed to a central interrogator for analysis of a golfer's performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Graff Golf LLC
    Inventors: Michael Eberle, Patrick Kelly, Aaron Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10973744
    Abstract: Described herein is a hair conditioner composition and methods of using the same, the hair conditioner composition including an effective chelant. The hair conditioner composition further includes one or more high melting point fatty compounds and a cationic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Mary Marsh, Casey Patrick Kelly, Mark Robert Sivik
  • Publication number: 20210103048
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for implementing a dual-purpose millimeter-wave frequency band transmitter are disclosed. A system includes a dual-purpose transmitter sending a video stream over a wireless link to a receiver. In some embodiments, the video stream is generated as part of an augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) application. The transmitter operates in a first mode to scan and map an environment of the transmitter and receiver. The transmitter generates radio frequency (RF) signals in a first frequency range while operating in the first mode. Additionally, the transmitter operates in a second mode to send video data to the receiver, and the transmitter generates RF signals in the first frequency range while operating in the second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Ngoc Vinh Vu, Neil Patrick Kelly
  • Patent number: 10955094
    Abstract: A kit of garden torch holders for securely retaining a garden torch in the ground and on the wall is provided. An in-use torch holder has a hollow body having a circumferential flange and a hollow tip for planting the first torch holder into the ground for retaining a shaft therein. The kit also provides wall mountable upward, lateral or rack torch holders providing pairs of opposing notches for mounting both the body of the garden torch and the above mentioned in-use torch holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Patrick Kelly Brennan
  • Publication number: 20210077774
    Abstract: A dual lumen coaxial cannula assembly includes a first infusion tube having a first elongate body defining a first lumen therethrough, the first infusion tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall extending circumferentially therebetween. A second drainage tube is co-axially aligned with the first infusion tube and has a second elongate body with a second lumen defined by a space between the first infusion tube and the second drainage tube. The second drainage tube has a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall extending circumferentially therebetween. A connector is attached to the proximal end of the first infusion tube and the proximal end on the second drainage tube. The cannula assembly further includes a distal tip connected to the distal end of the first elongate body and made of a material having a lower hardness than a hardness of the first elongate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: CARDIACASSIST, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Kelly, Robert G. Svitek, Jerry Stokes
  • Publication number: 20210068909
    Abstract: Systems and methods for kinematic optimization with shared robotic degrees-of-freedom are provided. In one aspect, a robotic medical system includes a base, an adjustable arm support coupled to the base, and at least one robotic arm coupled to the adjustable arm support. The at least one robotic arm is further configured to be coupled to a medical tool that is configured to be delivered through an incision or natural orifice of a patient. The system further includes a processor configured to adjust a position of the adjustable arm support and the at least one robotic arm while maintaining a remote center of movement of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Eyre, Sean Patrick Kelly, Sven Wehrmann, Yoichiro Dan, Travis C. Covington, Yanan Huang, David Stephen Mintz
  • Publication number: 20210052246
    Abstract: A system for determining peripheral artery disease and method of use for determining the presence or absence of peripheral vascular disease and the severity of the disease in particular vascular segments. The System for determining peripheral artery disease and method of use includes a continuous wave Doppler transceiver which generates a digitized version of quadrature detected stereo audio and is coupleable to a waveform converter and processor. The waveform converter and processor provides filtering, time domain to frequency domain conversion, gain control, and statistical processing of the converted Doppler Stereo audio and is operationally coupled to a display for presenting results to a technician.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: David King, Michael Graeme Taylor, Patrick Kelly
  • Publication number: 20210030401
    Abstract: A system for determining peripheral artery disease and method of use for determining the presence or absence of peripheral vascular disease and the severity of the disease in particular vascular segments. The System for determining peripheral artery disease and method of use includes a continuous wave Doppler transceiver which generates a digitized version of quadrature detected stereo audio and is coupleable to a waveform converter and processor. The waveform converter and processor provides filtering, time domain to frequency domain conversion, gain control, and statistical processing of the converted Doppler Stereo audio and is operationally coupled to a display for presenting results to a technician.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: David H. KING, Michael Graeme TAYLOR, Patrick KELLY
  • Publication number: 20210022977
    Abstract: A method of inhibiting copper deposition on hair and facilitating the removal of copper deposited on hair including applying to the hair a shampoo composition having histidine, rinsing the shampoo composition from the hair, applying to the hair a conditioner composition comprising histidine, and rinsing the conditioner composition from the hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer Mary Marsh, Casey Patrick Kelly
  • Patent number: 10871478
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method for tracking a user's exposure to air pollutants, comprising receiving pollutant information from a plurality of air quality data sources at one or more user locations, determining a weighting for at least one of the plurality of data sources, the weighting representing quality of the pollutant information from the respective data source, selecting data sources from the plurality of data sources based on the weighting and aggregating pollutant information from the selected data sources to determine the user's exposure over a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Michael Martin Scheja, Wei Chen, Rim Helaoui