Patents by Inventor Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald 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: 20210342903
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described that use machine vision and machine learning to eliminate many of the steps of a typical retail transaction. For example, implementations are contemplated in which a user simply removes an item from a retail location to effect the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Paul McDonald, Ashwath Rajan, Tyler Garvin
  • Publication number: 20210299483
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for mechanically releasing a predetermined amount of supplemental oxygen to a user via a mechanical initiator are disclosed with the release of the amount of supplemental oxygen based on and in response to the combined factors of a user's determined oxygen consumption based on sensing a user's inhalation combined with determining the ambient pressure in the area of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jon A. Feroy, Frederick Paul Siebert, Emad Said Kiriakos, Douglas L. Dohrman, Steven P. McDonald, Raydel Cortina, Timothy R. Randall
  • Patent number: 11105578
    Abstract: An electric winch provides motive force, allowing the cannon to be pulled out of battery and returned to battery in a safe and controlled manner. After the system is attached to the large caliber weapon system, the operator can stand a safe distance away and control the complete operation with a remote. The recoil exerciser can be quickly attached to any large caliber weapon system via hooks and a wear-resistant sling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: James Parsekian, Paul McDonald
  • Publication number: 20210260330
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide for an inspiratory limb for a breathing circuit that includes a first segment that comprises a first heater wire circuit and a second segment that comprises a second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can include an intermediate connector that includes a connection circuit that electrically couples the first heater wire circuit to the second heater wire circuit. The inspiratory limb can be configured to operate in two modes wherein, in a first mode, electrical power passes through the first electrical connection to provide power to the first heater wire circuit without providing power to the second heater wire circuit, and in a second mode, electrical power pass through the first electrical connection to provide power to both the first heater wire circuit and the second heater wire circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Po-Yen Liu, Peter Alan Seekup, Anthony James Newland, Malcolm David Smith, Ping Si, Helgard Oosthuysen, Matthew Robert Wilson, Ian Lee Wai Kwan, Sinaa Alnashi, Paul James Tonkin, Kiel Anthony McCool, David Robert Kemps, Yayi Lin, Callum McDonald Ross, David John Sims
  • Patent number: 11068949
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described that use machine vision and machine learning to eliminate many of the steps of a typical retail transaction. For example, implementations are contemplated in which a user simply removes an item from a retail location to effect the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: 365 Retail Markets, LLC
    Inventors: Paul McDonald, Ashwath Rajan, Tyler Garvin
  • Publication number: 20210168109
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing media, including advertisements and other messages, to mobile devices based upon their location relative to a defined geofence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Wolfram K Gauglitz, Joshua M. LeBeau, Paul A. McDonald, Shanmugapriyan Devaraj
  • Patent number: 10958607
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing media, including advertisements and other messages, to mobile devices based upon their location relative to a defined geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: PicPocket Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfram K. Gauglitz, Joshua M. LeBeau, Paul A. McDonald, Shanmugapriyan Devaraj
  • Patent number: 10880252
    Abstract: A system for aggregating media is provided which includes a server equipped with a processor and memory and having an event database associated with it which contains a plurality of events, wherein each of the plurality of events has a temporal window and geofence associated with it; and a plurality of users, each having associated therewith a mobile technology platform equipped with a display and a memory which communicates with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PicPocket Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfram K. Gauglitz, Joshua M. LeBeau, Paul A. McDonald, Shanmugapriyan Devaraj
  • Patent number: 10856115
    Abstract: A system for aggregating media is provided which includes a server equipped with a processor and memory and having an event database associated with it which contains a plurality of events, wherein each of the plurality of events has a temporal window and geofence associated with it; and a plurality of users, each having associated therewith a mobile technology platform equipped with a display and a memory which communicates with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PICPOCKET LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Wolfram K. Gauglitz, Joshua M. LeBeau, Paul A. McDonald, Shanmugapriyan Devaraj
  • Publication number: 20200366634
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing media, including advertisements and other messages, to mobile devices based upon their location relative to a defined geofence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfram K. Gauglitz, Joshua M. LeBeau, Paul A. McDonald, Shanmugapriyan Devaraj
  • Publication number: 20200213260
    Abstract: A system for aggregating media is provided which includes a server equipped with a processor and memory and having an event database associated with it which contains a plurality of events, wherein each of the plurality of events has a temporal window and geofence associated with it; and a plurality of users, each having associated therewith a mobile technology platform equipped with a display and a memory which communicates with the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfram K. Gauglitz, Joshua M. LeBeau, Paul A. McDonald, Shanmugapriyan Devaraj
  • Patent number: 10574614
    Abstract: A system for aggregating media is provided which includes a server equipped with a processor and memory and having an event database associated with it which contains a plurality of events, wherein each of the plurality of events has a temporal window and geofence associated with it; and a plurality of users, each having associated therewith a mobile technology platform equipped with a display and a memory which communicates with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: PICPOCKET LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Wolfram K. Gauglitz, Joshua M. LeBeau, Paul A. McDonald, Shanmugapriyan Devaraj
  • Patent number: 10152362
    Abstract: In one implementation, a document having one or more content items is presented in a web browser to a user. A user input to select a content item in the displayed document and a transfer request to transfer the selected content item to the system cupboard are received. In response to the received transfer request, the content item is transformed in an editing surface embedded in the document from a source format of the content item into a target format compatible with the system clipboard. The content item transformed into the target format can then be transferred to the system clipboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul McDonald, Eric Bailey
  • Publication number: 20180196704
    Abstract: Techniques to modify a document using a latent transfer surface are described. An apparatus may comprise a document editing subsystem comprising a transfer surface creation module operative to embed a latent transfer surface in the document. A transfer control module may be communicatively coupled to the transfer surface creation module. The transfer control module may be operative to receive a transfer request to transfer media content for the document, and transfer the media content using the latent transfer surface in response to the transfer request. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Paul McDonald, Eric Bailey
  • Publication number: 20180186832
    Abstract: The current invention reports a method for purifying an antibody by reducing the content of a host cell protein. The method employs a wash step with a low conductivity aqueous solution in an affinity chromatography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicants: Genentech, Inc., Hoffmann-La Roche Inc
    Inventors: Paul MCDONALD, Richard ST. JOHN, Marc WONG, Roberto FALKENSTEIN, Wolfgang KOEHNLEIN, Klaus SCHWENDNER, Bernhard SPENSBERGER, Michael WIEDMANN, Frank ZETTL, Annika KLEINJANS, Carina KOPP, Benjamin TRAN, Ryan ERICKSON
  • Publication number: 20180165728
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described that use machine vision and machine learning to eliminate many of the steps of a typical retail transaction. For example, implementations are contemplated in which a user simply removes an item from a retail location to effect the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Paul McDonald, Ashwath Rajan, Tyler Garvin
  • Patent number: 9921892
    Abstract: A document having one or more content items is presented in a web browser to a user. A user input to select a content item in the displayed document and a transfer request to transfer the selected content item to the system clipboard are received. In response to the received transfer request, the content item is transformed in an editing surface embedded in the document from a source format of the content item into a target format compatible with the system clipboard. The content item transformed into the target format can then be transferred to the system clipboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul McDonald, Eric Bailey
  • Patent number: 9883922
    Abstract: A dental wedge for inserting into the interproximal space between adjacent teeth comprises a first and second sidewall comprised of a shape memory material, including a nickel-titanium alloy, wherein the dental wedge is in a first, resting state when outside of the interproximal space and transforms to a second, operational state when the dental wedge is interested into the interproximal space between adjacent teeth and exposed to a first transformation stimulus, namely exposure to the higher temperature in the interproximal space. The expansion force generated by the dental wedge when in the second, operational stage is sufficient to secure a dental matrix against the tooth being restored and to separate the tooth being restored and adjacent tooth to expand the interproximal space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dentsply Sirona Inc.
    Inventor: Simon Paul McDonald
  • Publication number: 20180008535
    Abstract: The present invention is based on the identification of a cohort of polyurethane block copolymers that are particularly suited for use in pharmaceutical polymeric drug-device units and which offer improved control of drug release. In particular, there is provided a polymeric drug-device unit comprising a polyurethane block copolymer obtainable by reacting together a poly(alkylene oxide); a difunctional compound; a difunctional isocyanate; and optionally a block copolymer comprising poly(alkylene oxide) blocks; and quinagolide as a pharmaceutically active agent. The drug-device units may find application in the treatment and/or prevention of endometriosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Janet Anne Halliday, Denis Andrew Carr, Alistair Chassels Ross, Claire Donaldson Young, Paul McDonald, Mohammad Siddique Qadir, Robert Victor Cochrane, Gouher Rabani, Joan Carles Arce Saez, Axel Niclas Petri
  • Patent number: RE46553
    Abstract: A dental contact matrix system is described for the placement of dental fillings. The dental contact matrix system includes a matrix, a retainer for placing and retaining the 5 matrix and an elastic wedge. The retainer includes two lugs or tines that fit between two teeth on the buccal and lingual sides of the teeth. The lugs are connected by a spring member that presses the lugs against the lingual and buccal sides of the teeth. There is an adaptation to hold the elastic wedge in a stretched condition between the lugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.
    Inventor: Simon Paul McDonald