Patents by Inventor Patrick Maguire

Patrick Maguire 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: 20190344098
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for planning radiosurgical treatments for neuromodulating a portion of the renovascular system may be used to plan radiosurgical neuromodulation treatments for conditions or disease associated with elevated central sympathetic drive. The renal nerves may be located and targeted at the level of the ganglion and/or at postganglionic positions, as well as preganglionic positions. Target regions include the renal plexus, celiac ganglion, the superior mesenteric ganglion, the aorticorenal ganglion and the aortic plexus. Planning of radiosurgical treatments will optionally employ a graphical representation of a blood/tissue interface adjacent these targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Maguire, Edward Gardner
  • Publication number: 20190321658
    Abstract: Method and systems are disclosed for radiating a moving target inside a heart. The method includes acquiring sequential volumetric representations of an area of the heart and defining a target tissue region and/or a radiation sensitive structure region in 3D for a first of the representations. The target tissue region and/or radiation sensitive structure region are identified for another of the representations by an analysis of the area of the heart from the first representation and the other representation. Radiation beams to the target tissue region are fired in response to the identified target tissue region and/or radiation sensitive structure region from the other representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: CyberHeart, Inc.
    Inventors: Thilaka Sumanaweera, Patrick Maguire
  • Patent number: 10433215
    Abstract: A method in a wireless terminal operating in a 3GPP wireless communications network for controlling using MPTCP with a WLAN network, The method comprises receiving from the 3GPP wireless communications network system information comprising a condition for MPTCP with a WLAN network, the condition being associated with mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal. The method further comprises determining a parameter indicative of mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal and disabling MPTCP with a WLAN network if the parameter indicative of mobility characteristics indicates that mobility of the wireless terminal is at or above a value defined in the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventor: Patrick Maguire
  • Patent number: 10412853
    Abstract: A storage system includes a computer storage compartment, a first shelf, and a first power configuration unit. The first power configuration unit has a first base and a first bridge, the first bridge extending from the first base and spanning above the first shelf. A first plurality of dividers are connected to the first bridge and extend downward toward the first shelf, the first plurality of dividers forming first individual storage bays within the computer storage compartment and the first plurality of dividers do not contact the first shelf. The power configuration units are modular to enable the storage system to selectively contain power configuration units designed to provide AC power, DC power, or a mix of both AC and DC power within the storage system depending on the power requirements of the portable computing devices to be stored therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Dombrowski, Patrick Eiswerth, Cary Maguire, Matthew Banach, Joe Doran, John Sadler
  • Publication number: 20190224709
    Abstract: An aperture plate 1 comprises an inlet surface 2 for receiving a liquid to be aerosolised, an outlet surface 3 and a plurality of apertures 4 extending therebetween. The apertures 4 are tapered from an inlet opening 10 at the inlet surface 2 to an outlet or exit opening 12. The aperture plate 1 is convex in the direction of the inlet openings 10 and concave in the direction of the exit openings 12. The aerosol exits on the concave side of the aperture plate. The aperture plate of the invention generates an aerosol plume which converges and is particularly suitable for application to the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Stamford Devices Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Martin KELLY, Joseph GREHAN, Finbarr MAGUIRE
  • Patent number: 10315499
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a floor, a seat including a back, and a traction battery module located behind the seat. The seat and floor form an air passageway, underneath the seat, from a cabin to the traction battery module. The vehicle also includes a plenum disposed between the air passageway and fraction battery module, and a sealing member fixed to the plenum and configured to engage the back to form a substantially airtight seal therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Zhu, Sarav Paramasivam, Dharmendra Patel, Patrick Maguire, Kanghua Chen
  • Patent number: 10243807
    Abstract: A method for predicting operational lifetime of a node in a communication network is disclosed. The method comprises obtaining an expected operational lifetime for the node (22), monitoring at least one of hardware identification data, operational data or operating environment data for the node (24), obtaining historical failure data for a subset of nodes in the communication network having monitored data corresponding to the monitored data of the node (26) and adjusting the expected operational lifetime for the node according to the obtained historical failure data (28). Also disclosed are a computer program product for carrying out the above method and a network element (500, 600) configured to carry out the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Patrick Maguire, John Quilty
  • Patent number: 10099532
    Abstract: An environmental control system for a battery in a vehicle includes an air intake for receiving ambient air from outside the vehicle. A duct system provides communication between the air intake and the battery. The duct system includes a movable door which can facilitate or inhibit movement of air between the air intake and the battery. An air outlet facilitates air flow from the duct system to the ambient environment outside the vehicle. A fan cooperates with the duct system for moving the air through a heat exchanger in the duct system and across the battery. A control system controls operation of the fan and the movable door, and is configured to determine whether the battery environment requires fresh air or recirculated air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Zhu, Patrick Maguire, Bob Taenaka
  • Publication number: 20180206125
    Abstract: Reallocation of a capacity boost cell between first and second operators in a cellular radio communications network is carried out by detecting a drop in load for the first operator, in the area of coverage of the capacity boost cell, below a first threshold, and reallocating automatically the capacity boost cell to the second operator in response to the detected drop in load, if the first operator has authorised a reallocation. The capacity boost cell can be reallocated automatically back to the first operator in response to detecting a subsequent increase in load above a second threshold for the first operator. This can improve utilisation of the capacity boost cell during low load periods while still having it available for the first operator for high load periods, and can provide access to additional capacity for the second operator without need for costly additional infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick MAGUIRE, Jimmy O'MEARA
  • Patent number: 9968801
    Abstract: Method and systems are disclosed for radiating a moving target inside a heart. The method includes acquiring sequential volumetric representations of an area of the heart and defining a target tissue region and/or a radiation sensitive structure region in 3D for a first of the representations. The target tissue region and/or radiation sensitive structure region are identified for another of the representations by an analysis of the area of the heart from the first representation and the other representation. Radiation beams to the target tissue region are fired in response to the identified target tissue region and/or radiation sensitive structure region from the other representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CyberHeart, Inc.
    Inventors: Thilaka Sumanaweera, Patrick Maguire, Edward Gardner
  • Publication number: 20170374584
    Abstract: A method in a wireless terminal operating in a 3GPP wireless communications network for controlling using MPTCP with a WLAN network, The method comprises receiving from the 3GPP wireless communications network system information comprising a condition for MPTCP with a WLAN network, the condition being associated with mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal. The method further comprises determining a parameter indicative of mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal and disabling MPTCP with a WLAN network if the parameter indicative of mobility characteristics indicates that mobility of the wireless terminal is at or above a value defined in the condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventor: Patrick MAGUIRE
  • Patent number: 9821948
    Abstract: A bicycle transport bag (1) comprising a bicycle supporting frame structure (10) and a covering (6), wherein the supporting frame structure (10) comprises frame elements which are arranged to be assembled in a first bicycle supporting configuration inside the covering (6). The frame elements are removable from the covering (6) and are arranged to be reassembled into a second different bicycle supporting configuration outside of the covering (6). In the second bicycle supporting configuration, the bicycle supporting frame structure (10) may take the form of a bicycle work stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Noer, Patrick Maguire, Timothy Armstrong, Gary Gibson
  • Publication number: 20170207981
    Abstract: A method for predicting operational lifetime of a node in a communication network is disclosed. The method comprises obtaining an expected operational lifetime for the node (22), monitoring at least one of hardware identification data, operational data or operating environment data for the node (24), obtaining historical failure data for a subset of nodes in the communication network having monitored data corresponding to the monitored data of the node (26) and adjusting the expected operational lifetime for the node according to the obtained historical failure data (28). Also disclosed are a computer program product for carrying out the above method and a network element (500, 600) configured to carry out the above method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick MAGUIRE, John QUILTY
  • Publication number: 20170189721
    Abstract: Method and systems are disclosed for radiating a moving target inside a heart. The method includes acquiring sequential volumetric representations of an area of the heart and defining a target tissue region and/or a radiation sensitive structure region in 3D for a first of the representations. The target tissue region and/or radiation sensitive structure region are identified for another of the representations by an analysis of the area of the heart from the first representation and the other representation. Radiation beams to the target tissue region are fired in response to the identified target tissue region and/or radiation sensitive structure region from the other representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Thilaka Sumanaweera, Patrick Maguire, Ed Gardner
  • Patent number: 9648527
    Abstract: A cell for communication with a user equipment within a mobile communications network in which the network comprises a plurality of cells, is selected by identifying (201) cells having the required signal strength for communication with a user equipment; grouping (203) the identified cells according to maximum transmit power level a user equipment may use when communicating within that cell, p-Max, each group being allocated a priority level such that the group having the lowest p-Max is allocated the highest priority level through to the group having the highest p-Max allocated the lowest priority level; and selecting (205) one of the grouped cells for communication with the user equipment from the group of cells having the highest priority level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Patrick Maguire
  • Patent number: 9642178
    Abstract: A cellular mobile network allows a user equipment to connect to the network, the user equipment having a subscription for using the network to send data intermittently and to disconnect temporarily from the network automatically between its data transmissions. Parameters relating to the automated temporary disconnections are communicated, and data is sent from the user equipment while the user equipment is connected. The automated temporary disconnections and reconnections are detected by the network. By allowing user equipments which automatically disconnect temporarily between their data transmissions, the network need no longer provision for all such user equipments to be connected to the network simultaneously. Thus more such user equipments can be accepted as subscribers. By communicating with the user equipment about the temporary automated disconnections from the network, the network can have some control of, or at least be made aware of, the temporary automated disconnections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventor: Patrick Maguire
  • Publication number: 20170065831
    Abstract: A system that generates a three-dimensional model of a tissue surface, for example the inner surface of the heart from two-dimensional image data slices. On this surface, one or more pattern lines are drawn, e.g., by a physician using a user interface, to designate desired lesion(s) on the surface. From the pattern lines, a three-dimensional volume for a lesion can be determined using known constraints. Advantageously, the series of boundaries generated by the three-dimensional volume may be projected back onto the individual CT scans, which then may be transferred to a standard radiosurgical planning tool. A dose cloud may also be projected on the model to aid in evaluating a plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: CyberHeart, Inc.
    Inventors: Thilaka Sumanaweera, Ed Gardner, Oliver Blanck, Tao Cai, Darrin Uecker, Patrick Maguire
  • Patent number: 9504853
    Abstract: A system that generates a three-dimensional model of a tissue surface, for example the inner surface of the heart from two-dimensional image data slices. On this surface, one or more pattern lines are drawn, e.g., by a physician using a user interface, to designate desired lesion(s) on the surface. From the pattern lines, a three-dimensional volume for a lesion can be determined using known constraints. Advantageously, the series of boundaries generated by the three-dimensional volume may be projected back onto the individual CT scans, which then may be transferred to a standard radiosurgical planning tool. A dose cloud may also be projected on the model to aid in evaluating a plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: CyberHeart, Inc.
    Inventors: Thilaka Sumanaweera, Ed Gardner, Oliver Blanck, Tao Cai, Darrin Uecker, Patrick Maguire
  • Publication number: 20160234674
    Abstract: A method in a wireless terminal operating in a 3GPP wireless communications network for controlling interworking with a Wireless Local Area Network, WLAN. The method comprises receiving (202) system information comprising a parameter defining a condition for interworking with a WLAN network associated with mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal and determining (204) a parameter indicative of mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal. The wireless terminal disables (208) interworking with a WLAN network if the parameter indicative of mobility characteristics does not meet the condition (206).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Patrick Maguire
  • Patent number: 9338306
    Abstract: An M2M service provider (41) is a provider of a plurality of services (31-33). A method of processing charging information for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication between at least one M2M device (10) and an M2M service provider (41) comprises creating (102) a charging record (90) for recording usage information of the plurality of services (31-33) of the service provider (41). For each of the plurality of services (31-33) of the service provider (41), per-service usage information (94) is accumulated (105). Usage of the service by the at least one M2M device (10) is aggregated. The per-service usage information (94) is stored (108) in the charging record (90). The charging record can include at least one volume-based limit or time-based limit for publishing the charging record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Patrick Maguire