Patents by Inventor Paul Norton

Paul Norton 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: 20200009349
    Abstract: A processing system includes methods to promote sleep. The system may include a monitor such as a non-contact motion sensor from which sleep information may be determined. User sleep information, such as sleep stages, hypnograms, sleep scores, mind recharge scores and body scores, may be recorded, evaluated and/or displayed for a user. The system may further monitor ambient and/or environmental conditions corresponding to sleep sessions. Sleep advice may be generated based on the sleep information, user queries and/or environmental conditions from one or more sleep sessions. Communicated sleep advice may include content to promote good sleep habits and/or detect risky sleep conditions. In some versions of the system, any one or more of a bedside unit 3000 sensor module, a smart processing device, such as a smart phone or smart device 3002, and network servers may be implemented to perform the methodologies of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Redmond SHOULDICE, Colin LAWLOR, Matthew NORTON, David MULLIGAN, Stephen MCMAHON, Paul PHILLIPS, Damien O'ROURKE, Luke GAHAN, Marc LAVELLE, Conor HENEGHAN, Alberto ZAFFARONI, Gareth MCDARBY
  • Patent number: 10376670
    Abstract: A processing system includes methods to promote sleep. The system may include a monitor such as a non-contact motion sensor from which sleep information may be determined. User sleep information, such as sleep stages, hypnograms, sleep scores, mind recharge scores and body scores, may be recorded, evaluated and/or displayed for a user. The system may further monitor ambient and/or environmental conditions corresponding to sleep sessions. Sleep advice may be generated based on the sleep information, user queries and/or environmental conditions from one or more sleep sessions. Communicated sleep advice may include content to promote good sleep habits and/or detect risky sleep conditions. In some versions of the system, any one or more of a bedside unit 3000 sensor module, a smart processing device, such as a smart phone or smart device 3002, and network servers may be implemented to perform the methodologies of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Redmond Shouldice, Colin John Lawlor, Matthew Norton, David Mulligan, Stephen McMahon, Paul Phillips, Damien O'Rourke, Luke Gahan, Marc Lavelle, Conor Heneghan, Alberto Zaffaroni, Gareth McDarby
  • Patent number: 10338875
    Abstract: The present seam visually suppresses a gap defined between two adjacent reflective surfaces. The seam comprises a strip of light propagating material and a plurality of lighting units. The strip of light propagating material defines a front surface, two side surfaces and a back surface. The side surfaces of the strip of light propagating material is adapted for being positioning in the gap defined between the adjacent reflective surfaces. The lighting units are positioned along the back surface of the strip of light propagating material and are adapted for propagating light in the strip of light propagating material. When light is propagated in the strip of light propagating material, the gap between the two adjacent reflective surfaces is visually suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CAE INC.
    Inventor: Paul Norton
  • Patent number: 10163404
    Abstract: The present image generator visually suppresses a gap between two adjacent reflective surfaces of a reflective display. The image generator comprises memory and a processor. The memory stores position of the gap on the reflective display. The processor analyzes a stream of images to be displayed on the reflective display and determines corresponding lighting data alongside the gap. The processor further controls at least one lighting unit located behind a seam inserted in the gap based on the determined lighting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CAE INC.
    Inventor: Paul Norton
  • Patent number: 10113707
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a strip of light propagating material and a plurality of lighting units arranged behind a back surface of the light propagating material, and a controller for controlling the operation of the plurality of lighting unit. The illumination device is positioned in a gap defined between at least two reflective surfaces, such that light from the lighting units projects out of the light propagating material visually from the gap between the two reflective surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CAE INC.
    Inventor: Paul Norton
  • Publication number: 20170284626
    Abstract: The present reflective display comprises at least two reflective surfaces, a strip of light propagating material and a plurality of lighting units. The at least two reflective surfaces define a gap therebetween. The strip of light propagating material defines a front surface, two side surfaces and a back surface. The side surfaces of the strip of light propagating material are adapted for being positioned in the gap between the two reflective surfaces. The lighting units are positioned along the back surface of the strip of light propagating material and when actuated propagate light in the strip of light propagating material. Light propagated in the light propagating material visually suppresses the gap between the two reflective surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Paul NORTON
  • Publication number: 20170286043
    Abstract: The present seam visually suppresses a gap defined between two adjacent reflective surfaces. The seam comprises a strip of light propagating material and a plurality of lighting units. The strip of light propagating material defines a front surface, two side surfaces and a back surface. The side surfaces of the strip of light propagating material is adapted for being positioning in the gap defined between the adjacent reflective surfaces. The lighting units are positioned along the back surface of the strip of light propagating material and are adapted for propagating light in the strip of light propagating material. When light is propagated in the strip of light propagating material, the gap between the two adjacent reflective surfaces is visually suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Paul NORTON
  • Publication number: 20170287411
    Abstract: The present image generator visually suppresses a gap between two adjacent reflective surfaces of a reflective display. The image generator comprises memory and a processor. The memory stores position of the gap on the reflective display. The processor analyses a stream of images to be displayed on the reflective display and determines corresponding lighting data alongside the gap. The processor further controls at least one lighting unit located behind a seam inserted in the gap based on the determined lighting data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Paul NORTON
  • Patent number: 9265634
    Abstract: A braided stent having an integral retrieval and/or repositioning loop includes a plurality of wires having first and second ends interbraided in a braided pattern to form a tubular stent having opposed atraumatic first and second open ends with each open end having a circumference. The first and second wires ends are disposed at the second stent open end and the wires are looped at the second stent open end so that none of the first or second wires ends are exposed at the circumference of second stent open end. The at least of two of said wires are formed into a repositioning and/or retrieval loop having an elongated portion circumferentially disposed at the first opposed open end. The reposition and/or retrieval loop also includes two sections which run adjacent to each other prior to crossing to permit grabbing of both sections simultaneously by a practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Brady, Richard Crawford, Kathryn Portale, Paul Norton, John Damarati, Tim Lysaght
  • Patent number: 9193317
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a grounding apparatus for use with a spray device associated with a vehicle. The grounding apparatus is biased toward the ground so that a portion of the grounding apparatus makes contact with the ground even in uneven terrain. The grounding apparatus is configured to be mounted in a receiver portion of a trailer hitch. In addition, provided herein is a system for powering a spray device with a DC power source, such as an automotive battery. The system includes an oscillator coupled to a step up transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Carlisle Fluid Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Seitz, Rodney Allen Nichols, Mark Etzler, Steven Paul Norton
  • Patent number: 8974622
    Abstract: A medical device consists of a stent having a first surface and a second surface parallel to the first surface; a single expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) layer contacting the first surface of the stent; and an elastomeric layer applied to at least one surface of the stent. In at least one embodiment, the elastomeric layer is silicone. In at least one embodiment, the medical device is manufactured by positioning the ePTFE layer such that a first surface of the ePTFE layer contacts a first surface of the stent to form a stent-ePTFE assembly; and applying an elastomeric solution to the first surface of the ePTFE layer and at least one surface of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Ralph Barry, Paul Norton, Kurt Geitz, Mike Madden
  • Patent number: 8663314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stent structures having improved migration resistance. In particular, the invention relates to mesh stents, such as braided or twisted stent designs, where at least a portion of the stent is folded back over itself to form a multi-layered stent device. Such multi-layered portions provide for migration resistance, among other advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wood, Paul Norton, William Bertolino, F. Anthony Headley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8597255
    Abstract: A packing sleeve for use with a safety needle that automatically covers a tip of a needle following removal of the needle from a patient includes a generally hollow body having a longitudinal axis and a distal end and an open proximal end. The body surrounds at least a portion of the safety needle and has at least one track having an activation leg and a releasing leg. The at least one track is in sliding engagement with at least one member of the safety needle such that the motion of a portion of the safety needle relative to the body is dictated by a path the at least one member follows along the respective at least one track. The safety needle is in an initial position when the at least one member is proximate a first end of the activation leg and in an intermediate position when the at least one member is proximate a second end of the activation leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: Salvus Technology Limited, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Arthur Emmott, Paul Norton, Anthony Licence, Terence Edward Weston, Anthony L. Easton
  • Patent number: 8578757
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a self-powered wireless gas sensor system and a method for gas sensing using the system. The system can be used to detect and constantly track a presence of various gases including hydrogen, ozone and/or any hydrocarbon gas, and remotely transmit the sensing signal. The system can include a low power gas sensor that consumes less than about 30 nano-watts of power. As a result, the system can detect the presence of hydrogen at about 10 ppm. The sensor can also provide a fast response time of about 1-2 seconds. In various embodiments, the system can be physically small and packaged with all components assembled as a single compact unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Fan Ren, Jenshan Lin, David Paul Norton, Stephen John Pearton
  • Publication number: 20120160408
    Abstract: A medical device consists of a stent having a first surface and a second surface parallel to the first surface; a single expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) layer contacting the first surface of the stent; and an elastomeric layer applied to at least one surface of the stent. In at least one embodiment, the elastomeric layer is silicone. In at least one embodiment, the medical device is manufactured by positioning the ePTFE layer such that a first surface of the ePTFE layer contacts a first surface of the stent to form a stent-ePTFE assembly; and applying an elastomeric solution to the first surface of the ePTFE layer and at least one surface of the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Claude Clerc, Gerald Fredrickson, Ralph J. Barry, Paul Norton, Kurt Geitz, Mike Madden
  • Patent number: 8206283
    Abstract: Locking device that is mounted on an endoscope or the like for selectively securing the position of a guide wire and/or catheter relative to the endoscope or the like. The locking device preferably includes a side wall with an opening therein for receiving the proximal end of a guide wire or catheter. The opening is preferably J-shaped or boot shaped, and has an entry end and a locking end. Once a guide wire or catheter is in a desired position within a body cavity, the portion of the guide wire or catheter that extends outside of the endoscope or the like may be moved into the opening. More particularly, a portion of the guide wire or catheter may be inserted by an operator through the entry end of the opening and into the locking end, wherein the locking end frictionally secures the position of the guide wire or catheter relative to the endoscope or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Windheuser, Jim Yearick, Oscar R. Carrillo, Gary McAlister, John Holmes, Paul Norton
  • Publication number: 20120150277
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stent structures having improved migration resistance. In particular, the invention relates to mesh stents, such as braided or twisted stent designs, where at least a portion of the stent is folded back over itself to form a multi-layered stent device. Such multi-layered portions provide for migration resistance, among other advantages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Wood, Paul Norton, William Bertolino, F. Anthony Headley, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120127623
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a grounding apparatus for use with a spray device associated with a vehicle. The grounding apparatus is biased toward the ground so that a portion of the grounding apparatus makes contact with the ground even in uneven terrain. The grounding apparatus is configured to be mounted in a receiver portion of a trailer hitch. In addition, provided herein is a system for powering a spray device with a DC power source, such as an automotive battery. The system includes an oscillator coupled to a step up transformer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Seitz, Rodney Allen Nichols, Mark Etzler, Steven Paul Norton
  • Patent number: 8114147
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stent structures having improved migration resistance. In particular, the invention relates to mesh stents, such as braided or twisted stent designs, where at least a portion of the stent is folded back over itself to form a multi-layered stent device. Such multi-layered portions provide for migration resistance, among other advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wood, Paul Norton, William Bertolino, F. Anthony Headley, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100170325
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a self-powered wireless gas sensor system and a method for gas sensing using the system. The system can be used to detect and constantly track a presence of various gases including hydrogen, ozone and/or any hydrocarbon gas, and remotely transmit the sensing signal. The system can include a low power gas sensor that consumes less than about 30 nano-watts of power. As a result, the system can detect the presence of hydrogen at about 10 ppm. The sensor can also provide a fast response time of about 1-2 seconds. In various embodiments, the system can be physically small and packaged with all components assembled as a single compact unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Fan Ren, Jenshan Lin, David Paul Norton, Stephen John Pearton