Patents by Inventor Patrick NEILL

Patrick NEILL 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: 20160320954
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for displaying items based on time data, such as time of entry, include use of a display device configured to display items, and a processing circuit configured to control operation of the display device and modify characteristics associated with the items. An input, such as a touch, may be used to guide display of the items, including presenting the items in a replay format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Michael Angiulo, Brett D. Brewer, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William Gates, Jefferson Y. Han, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Max N. Mankin, Vijay Mital, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Amir Netz, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Eric D. Rudder, David R. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, David L. Tennenhouse, Charles Whitmer, 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: 9241146
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating stereoscopic images. The techniques include receiving a first image frame associated with a first eye, and receiving a first depth frame associated with the first eye. The techniques further include reprojecting the first image frame based on the first depth frame to create a second image frame associated with a second eye. The techniques further include identifying a first pixel in the second image frame that remains unwritten as a result of reprojecting the first image frame, and determining a value for the first pixel based on a corresponding pixel in a prior image frame associated with the second eye. One advantage of the disclosed techniques is that DIBR reprojected image frames have a more realistic appearance where gaps are filled using pixels from a prior image for the same eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick Neill
  • Publication number: 20150213640
    Abstract: A method for stereoscopically presenting visual content is disclosed. The method comprises identifying and distinguishing between a first type of content and a second type of content of a frame to be stereoscopically displayed. The method also comprises rendering the first type of content in a first left and a first right frame from a single perspective using a first stereoscopic rendering method. Further, the method comprises rendering the second type of content in a second left and a second right frame using a second, different stereoscopic method from two different perspectives. Additionally, the method comprises merging the first and second left frames and the first and second right frames to produce a resultant left frame and a resultant right frame. Finally, the method comprises displaying the resultant left frame and the resultant right frame for stereoscopic perception by a viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick NEILL, Rochelle PEREIRA, Vukasin MILOVANOVIC, David COOK
  • Publication number: 20140125650
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating stereoscopic images. The techniques include receiving a first image frame associated with a first eye, and receiving a first depth frame associated with the first eye. The techniques further include reprojecting the first image frame based on the first depth frame to create a second image frame associated with a second eye. The techniques further include identifying a first pixel in the second image frame that remains unwritten as a result of reprojecting the first image frame, and determining a value for the first pixel based on a corresponding pixel in a prior image frame associated with the second eye. One advantage of the disclosed techniques is that DIBR reprojected image frames have a more realistic appearance where gaps are filled using pixels from a prior image for the same eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Patrick NEILL
  • Patent number: 6272528
    Abstract: A computer system is provided for delivery of financial services, such as banking, general insurance, life assurance, pensions and investments, loans and mortgages, and financial planning and advisory services. The system comprises a number of user computers connected to a plurality of server computers by way of a network, such as the Internet. The system creates at least one mobile agent which obtains details of a user's requirements, obtains financial information from the server computers on behalf of the user in the light of the user's requirements, and then transports itself to the user's computer to deliver the financial information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: International Computers Limited
    Inventors: Terence David Cullen, James Patrick Neill