Patents by Inventor Paul O'Connor

Paul O'Connor 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: 10969932
    Abstract: A preferred contact group centric interface for a communication device can be used to facilitate communications by a user. The user interface can be arranged to activate from a user's “home page” on the display, from an idle screen that is accessed after a timeout period expires, or any other appropriate mechanism that activates the preferred contact group centric experience. A user selects the preferred contact group from among an array of the user's contacts. Once the contact group is configured, a minimal number of navigation/selection features is necessary to activate any number of communication modes available to the contacts. The contact group is configured such that simple and quick navigation between the contact members is achieved. The contact group can be presented in 2D and 3D arrangements, in any number of list or geometric configurations. A pricing plan can optionally be tied to each member of the contact group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: T-Moblle USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Sherrard, Warren McNeel, Jasdeep Singh Chugh, Stephen John O'Connor, Mikkel Crone Koser, Richard Paul Turnnidge, Michael Thomas Hendrick, Gary Sentman, Karl Warfel, Wen-Hsing Chang, Sally Abolrous, Adrian Buzescu
  • Patent number: 10961324
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for converting cellulose to nanocellulose. The process comprises dissolving a cellulose feedstock in an inorganic molten salt solvent medium. The solvent medium is substantially proton free. The solvent medium may contain a proton scavenger. The process is carried out at relatively low temperatures, and requires little input of mechanical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BIOECON INTERNATIONAL HOLDING N.V.
    Inventors: Paul O'Connor, Igor Babich, Jacobus Johannes Leonardus Heinerman, Lixian Xu, Johan Van Den Bergh
  • Patent number: 10951760
    Abstract: A computing system for managing one or more communication interrupts during a communication session associated with a resource in an enterprise is disclosed. The computing system includes a monitoring module for monitoring one or more parameters of the communication session. The system further includes a database for storing the one or more monitored parameters. The system further includes a determination module for determining at least one participation score for the resource based on the one or more stored parameters. The system further includes a control module for controlling the one or more communication interrupts based on the at least one determined participation score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Moran, Ronan Fox, Neil O'Connor, Paul D'Arcy, Liam Loftus
  • Patent number: 10882743
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process to convert hydrocarbons into hydrogen and a separate carbon phase, whereby in step a) the hydrocarbons are contacted with a molten salt, preferably comprising Zinc Chloride, at temperatures preferably above 500° C. and in step b) a solid or liquid carbon phase is separated from the molten salt at a lower temperature, preferably below 150° C. The molten salt is then preferably re-heated to the desired temperature and recycled to step a). The process avoids the emission of CO2, making the hydrogen produced in this way a zero CO2 emission fuel and which also produces a carbon product produced having a use value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CLIMEWORKS AG
    Inventor: Paul O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20200409200
    Abstract: A method for the making of a plurality of LCD screens starting with an oversize panel. The panels laid out on the mother glass include a plurality of screen layouts with trace lead-outs around all four sides of a rectangular panel layout. A panel is then made which has conductor traces around the periphery of the panel. The conductor traces may conductor pads on the panel. The panels are then able to be cut into up to four separate final screen panels depending upon the size requirements of the application. Each of the cut final screen panels will have trace contacts along adjacent edges to allow for coupling to flex connectors. As some panels will be left-right images of each other with regard to pixel colors, drivers for the panels will be adapted for RBG to GBR conversion to drive mirror image panels with the same images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Declan Paul O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10862929
    Abstract: Providing automated progress updates in a contact center including detecting an activity by a resource of the contact center related to a customer interaction occurring via a customer communications channel between the resource and a customer. The activity comprises an interaction between the resource and one or more additional resources associated with the contact center occurring via a second communications channel. In response to detecting the activity by the resource, a notification comprising a progress update related to the customer interaction is automatically generated. The notification is transmitted, via the customer communications channel, to a customer device associated with the customer interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Avaya, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil O'Connor, John H. Yoakum, Paul D'Arcy
  • Publication number: 20200382886
    Abstract: A multi-zone media system and method for providing multi-zone media. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly presents media content (e.g., audio content) to a user as the user moves throughout a premises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley M. Starobin, Matthew Lyons, Stuart W. Lumsden, Michael DiTullo, Paul O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10807042
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for reversibly absorbing carbon dioxide to an alkali metal or earth alkaline absorbent. For absorption the absorbent is contacted with a first gas composition. For desorption the absorbent is contacted with a second gas composition. The moisture contents of the first and second gas compositions are controlled so that during the absorption step the absorbent is converted to a bicarbonate, and during the desorption step the absorbent is converted to a carbonate hydrate. Compared to prior art processes the process of the invention requires less energy input. The process of the invention is particularly suitable for producing a carbon dioxide enriched gas for accelerating plant growth in a greenhouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CLIMEWORKS AG
    Inventors: Antonie Bijl, Timo Roestenberg, Rafael Rodriguez Mosqueda, Gerrit Brem, Paul O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10798505
    Abstract: A multi-zone media system and method for providing multi-zone media. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly presents media content (e.g., audio content) to a user as the user moves throughout a premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sound United, LLC.
    Inventors: Bradley M. Starobin, Matthew Lyons, Stuart W. Lumsden, Michael DiTullo, Paul O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10779868
    Abstract: A bolster system having a first bolster device, a second bolster device, and an adjustable tether that includes a one-way pre-tied slideable adjustment knot. The adjustment knot is at a first position prior to insertion of the first bolster device into a passageway in one or more bones. The second bolster device includes a body portion having an outer portion that is sized to be received in the passageway and/or in an aperture of a bone plate. The body portion also includes a channel that is sized to accommodate recessed and/or embedded placement of the pre-tied slideable adjustment knot. The second bolster device can also include an oversized plate portion that abuts against a cortex of a bone or a wall of a bone plate. The second bolster device can also include a threaded member or retention tab that lockingly secures the second bolster device to a bone plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul O'Connor, Michael Charles Ferragamo, William R. Davis, Rajesh Sivakumar
  • Publication number: 20200270813
    Abstract: Provided are tissue webs and products that have a modest degree of surface texture, but are still soft. In certain instances the tissue products and webs may also have good sheet bulk and low stiffness. For example, the tissue products may have good softness, such as a TS7 value (measured using the EMTEC Tissue Softness Analyzer) less than 11.0, and a textured surface, such as an R2 value from about 11,000 to about 20,000 (measured using an OpTiSurf tester). The foregoing tissue products may have a sheet bulk greater than about 8.0 cc/g and a Stiffness Index less than about 15.0. In certain instances the tissue product and webs may be through-air dried and may be either creped or uncreped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Michael John Rekoske, David Matthew VanBergen, John Paul David, Jessica Jan O'Connor, Gary Lee Shanklin
  • Publication number: 20200265703
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for systemic resource utilization analysis and management, such as employing a single-point sensor to detect or identify resource leakage at one or more other locations in a structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Aasta Frascati-Robinson, Michael R. Gammon, Paul R. Langdon, Robert O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20200243059
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating a home media system and other home systems. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly and efficiently provide communication and/or resource sharing between a home media system and various other home systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley M. Starobin, Matthew Lyons, Stuart W. Lumsden, Michael DiTullo, Paul O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20200245085
    Abstract: A system and method for providing user location-based multi-zone media. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly presents media content (e.g., audio content) to a user as the user moves throughout a premises. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly presents media content (e.g., audio content) to a user as the user moves throughout a premises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley M. Starobin, Matthew Lyons, Stuart W. Lumsden, Michael DiTullo, Paul O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10702381
    Abstract: A heart valve remodeling device may include a delivery device including an inner shaft slidably disposed over a guidewire and an outer shaft slidably disposed over the inner shaft, and a braided stent fixedly attached to the inner shaft and the outer shaft. The braided stent may be translatable between an elongated configuration and a deployed configuration by movement of the inner shaft relative to the outer shaft. The braided stent may include a valve having two or more leaflets disposed within the braided stent. Adjacent leaflets of the two or more leaflets may form longitudinally-oriented commissures proximate a perimeter of the valve, the commissures being fixedly secured to the braided stent along their length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim O'Connor, Pat O'Toole, Richard O'Sullivan, Marc Feeley, Paul Gunning, Fergal Horgan, Coley Smyth, Sean Shanley, Axel Linke
  • Patent number: 10679485
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for systemic resource utilization analysis and management, such as employing a single-point sensor to detect or identify resource leakage at one or more other locations in a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Travelers Indemnity Company
    Inventors: Aasta Frascati-Robinson, Michael R. Gammon, Paul R. Langdon, Robert O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10657949
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating a home media system and other home systems. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly and efficiently provide communication and/or resource sharing between a home media system and various other home systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sound United, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Starobin, Matthew Lyons, Stuart W. Lumsden, Michael DiTullo, Paul O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10652678
    Abstract: A system and method for providing user location-based multi-zone media. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly presents media content (e.g., audio content) to a user as the user moves throughout a premises. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly presents media content (e.g., audio content) to a user as the user moves throughout a premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sound United, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Starobin, Matthew Lyons, Stuart W. Lumsden, Michael DiTullo, Paul O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20200145769
    Abstract: A multi-zone media system and method for providing multi-zone media. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly presents media content (e.g., audio content) to a user as the user moves throughout a premises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley M. Starobin, Matthew Lyons, Stuart W. Lumsden, Michael DiTullo, Paul O'Connor
  • Patent number: D899590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Laurence Gulliver, Michael Paul Ronayne, Charles William Douglas Irving, Mark Thomas O'Connor