Patents by Inventor Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch 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: 20200008977
    Abstract: The systems and methods in accordance with the principles of the invention can promote correction of an aesthetic or functional defect in a target tissue. A method can include non-invasively applying a cooling agent to a surface of a target tissue; and cooling one or more tissue layers of said target tissue to a predetermined therapeutic temperature, wherein applying the cooling agent is performed such that cryoablation of said one or more layers of the target tissue does not occur. The system can include: a controller and a probe having a distal end configured for non-invasive contact with a surface of a target tissue to cool the target tissue based on treatment parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: James ATKINSON, David BLACK, Richard HATCH, Patricia SCHELLER, Perry TOMASETTI, Deborah WILKERSON
  • Publication number: 20180214304
    Abstract: The systems and methods in accordance with the principles of the invention can promote correction of an aesthetic or functional defect in a target tissue. A method can include non-invasively applying a cooling agent to a surface of a target tissue; and cooling one or more tissue layers of said target tissue to a predetermined therapeutic temperature, wherein applying the cooling agent is performed such that cryoablation of said one or more layers of the target tissue does not occur. The system can include: a controller and a probe having a distal end configured for non-invasive contact with a surface of a target tissue to cool the target tissue based on treatment parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Viveve, Inc.
    Inventors: James ATKINSON, David BLACK, Richard HATCH, Patricia SCHELLER, Perry TOMASETTI, Deborah WILKERSON
  • Patent number: 8906009
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. The tissue treatment apparatus includes a delivery device configured to transfer electromagnetic energy through the skin surface to a region of tissue and a vibration device mechanically coupled with the delivery device. The vibration device is configured to transfer mechanical vibrations through the skin surface to the region of tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Solta Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Dragan D. Nebrigic, Herb Lara, Richard Hatch, Igor Leonidovich Tchertkov, Kai Nakamura, Laura England, Marlo Cinco
  • Publication number: 20130304053
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. The tissue treatment apparatus includes a delivery device configured to transfer electromagnetic energy through the skin surface to a region of tissue and a vibration device mechanically coupled with the delivery device. The vibration device is configured to transfer mechanical vibrations through the skin surface to the region of tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Dragan D. Nebrigic, Herb Lara, Richard Hatch, Igor Leonidovich Tchertkov, Kai Nakamura, Laura England, Marlo Cinco
  • Patent number: 8506506
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. The tissue treatment apparatus includes a delivery device configured to transfer electromagnetic energy through the skin surface to a region of tissue and a vibration device mechanically coupled with the delivery device. The vibration device is configured to transfer mechanical vibrations through the skin surface to the region of tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Solta Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Dragan D. Nebrigic, Herb Lara, Richard Hatch, Igor Leonidovich Tchertkov, Kai Nakamura, Laura England, Marlo Cinco
  • Publication number: 20100179455
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. The tissue treatment apparatus includes a delivery device configured to transfer electromagnetic energy through the skin surface to a region of tissue and a vibration device mechanically coupled with the delivery device. The vibration device is configured to transfer mechanical vibrations through the skin surface to the region of tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: SOLTA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Dragan D. Nebrigic, Herb Lara, Richard Hatch, Igor Leonidovich Tchertkov, Kai Nakamura, Laura England, Marlo Cinco
  • Patent number: 7663603
    Abstract: A mobile telephone handset (MS1) capable of sending and receiving text message. The handset contains disambiguation software (20) operable to disambiguate inputted text with reference to a dictionary (19) stored in memory (10). When receiving new text messages, the dictionary is updated with words contained in the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Hatch
  • Patent number: 7627543
    Abstract: A method of anomaly detection applicable to telecommunications or retail fraud or software vulnerabilities uses inductive logic programming to develop anomaly characterization rules from relevant background knowledge and a training data set, which includes positive anomaly samples of data covered by rules. Data samples include 1 or 0 indicating association or otherwise with anomalies. An anomaly is detected by a rule having condition set which the anomaly fu,lfils. Rules are developed by addition of conditions and unification of variables, and are filtered to remove duplicates, equivalents, symmetric rules and unnecessary conditions. Overfitting of noisy data is avoided by an encoding cost criterion. Termination of rule construction involves criteria of rule length, absence of negative examples, rule significance and accuracy, and absence of recent refinement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Qinetiq Limited
    Inventors: Zoe Paula Lock, Emma Cecilia Peeling, Claire Julia Thie, Neil Christopher Charles Brown, Richard Hatch, Alan Barry Hood, Simon Kilvington, Mohammed Irfan Zakiuddin
  • Patent number: 7275992
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an electronic gaming system configured to provide for end-user control of an on-screen gaining character, the system comprising means for generating an on-screen graphical element comprising first and second markers which are arranged to move relative to one another during operation of the system, the arrangement being such that in operation when said first and second markers attain a pre-defined positional relationship relative to one another the on-screen gaming character is controllable to perform a pre-determined action. Hence, there is provided a timing and reaction based control system configured to allow an end user to interact with an electronic same so as to control the on-screen character to perform actions, movements or tricks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Francis Emmerson, Peter Birch, Richard Hatch
  • Publication number: 20070112824
    Abstract: A method of anomaly detection applicable to telecommunications or retail fraud or software vulnerabilities uses inductive logic programming to develop anomaly characterisation rules from relevant background knowledge and a training data set, which includes positive anomaly samples of data covered by rules. Data samples include 1 or 0 indicating association or otherwise with anomalies. An anomaly is detected by a rule having condition set which the anomaly fu,lfils. Rules are developed by addition of conditions and unification of variables, and are filtered to remove duplicates, equivalents, symmetric rules and unnecessary conditions. Overfitting of noisy data is avoided by an encoding cost criterion. Termination of rule construction involves criteria of rule length, absence of negative examples, rule significance and accuracy, and absence of recent refinement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: QINETIQ LIMITED
    Inventors: Zoe Lock, Emma Peeling, Claire Thie, Neil Brown, Richard Hatch, Alan Hood, Simon Kilvington, Mohammed Zakiuddin
  • Patent number: 7116994
    Abstract: A text message service to email gateway is provided so that text messages, or other information, in a mobile phone network can be selectively redirected to email addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Hatch
  • Publication number: 20060197748
    Abstract: A mobile telephone handset (MS1) capable of sending and receiving text message. The handset contains disambiguation software (20) operable to disambiguate inputted text with reference to a dictionary (19) stored in memory (10). When receiving new text messages, the dictionary is updated with words contained in the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventor: Richard Hatch
  • Publication number: 20060137932
    Abstract: The present invention is a pneumatically driven personal amplification system for use with an electric guitar. The invention has three embodiments, each one having a having a listening apparatus connected to an electric guitar through pneumatic tubing. The first embodiment utilizes a plug, disposed on the end of the tubing opposite the listening apparatus and designed to interface with the guitar's output jack. The second embodiment utilizes a detachable diaphragm, localized on the surface of the guitar. The third embodiment is an electric guitar with a permanent diaphragm attached therein and an output port constructed for detachable pneumatic tubing. In all embodiments, volume and control and filters and specialized diaphragm structures may be employed to adjust the sound transmitted to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventor: Richard Hatch
  • Publication number: 20060051830
    Abstract: Enzyme activity sensors comprising a planar waveguide can be used for sensitive and quantitative measurement of enzyme activity. Such enzyme activity sensors are useful in a variety of settings, including clinical, commercial, and public health settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Publication date: March 9, 2006
    Inventor: Richard Hatch
  • Publication number: 20030144022
    Abstract: A mobile communications device is used to play a game. If a user completes the game or reaches a predefined score, then game content becomes available to the user for customising their handset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Hatch
  • Publication number: 20030119561
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising a memory for storing a menu of items (31) and a controller (16) operable to order said items (31) in said menu according to their frequency of use. In a preferred embodiment, the electronic device is a mobile telephone (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Richard Hatch, Andrew Carvell
  • Publication number: 20030119532
    Abstract: A text message service to email gateway is provided so that text messages, or other information, in a mobile phone network can be selectively redirected to email addresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Hatch
  • Publication number: 20030068602
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an electronic gaming system configured to provide for end-user control of an on-screen gaming character, the system comprising means for generating an on-screen graphical element comprising first and second markers which are arranged to move relative to one another during operation of the system, the arrangement being such that in operation when said first and second markers attain a pre-defined positional relationship relative to one another the on-screen gaming character is controllable to perform a pre-determined action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Francis Emmerson, Peter Birch, Richard Hatch
  • Patent number: 6238565
    Abstract: The present invention provides monolithic polymer matrices for the separation of bio-organic molecules by liquid chromatography. In one embodiment, the matrix is formed from a polymerization mixture including (i) a hydrophobic monomer, (ii) a crosslinking agent, and (iii) a porogenic solvent or mixture of porogenic components. The monolithic matrices of the invention are particularly useful for resolving polynucleotides (e.g., DNA and/or RNA) in samples by way of reversed-phase ion-pairing chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Varian, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Hatch