Patents by Inventor Richard Wells

Richard Wells 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: 11176376
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying augmented reality clinical movements may use an augmented reality device to display aspects of a clinical movement. The systems and methods may use a motion capture device to capture the clinical movement. A method may include analyzing information about the clinical movement to determine a path of motion representative of at least a portion of the clinical movement. The method may automatically define a path region or a virtual target in an augmented reality environment overlaid on a real environment. The method may display the path region or the virtual target on an augmented reality display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Zimmer US, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wells, Timothy R. Price, Ted Spooner, Dave Van Andel, Travis Dittmer, John Kotwick, Jason Leighton
  • Publication number: 20200309114
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pneumatically driven fluid pump apparatus having an outer pump housing for collecting liquid to be pumped, and a valve assembly in communication with liquid admitted through an inlet end of the outer pump housing and collecting within the outer pump housing. The valve assembly includes a housing assembly and a poppet valve assembly disposed within the housing assembly to act as a one-way check valve when pumping collected liquid out from the outer pump housing. The poppet valve assembly includes a poppet valve component including a relief area that helps to depressurize an interior area of the valve assembly, to facilitate rapid movement of the poppet valve element from an open position toward a closed position, when only a pressurized fluid flow being used to eject the collected liquid is flowing past the poppet valve component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc., Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. SCHAUPP, David A. FISCHER, Steven Richard WELLS, Donald Lee SCHULTZ, Matthew Thomas MCKEOWN, William C. ALLEN, III
  • Publication number: 20200279112
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying augmented reality clinical movements may use an augmented reality device to display aspects of a clinical movement. The systems and methods may use a motion capture device to capture the clinical movement. A method may include analyzing information about the clinical movement to determine a path of motion representative of at least a portion of the clinical movement. The method may automatically define a path region or a virtual target in an augmented reality environment overlaid on a real environment. The method may display the path region or the virtual target on an augmented reality display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Wells, Timothy R. Price, Ted Spooner, Dave Van Andel, Travis Dittmer, John Kotwick, Jason Leighton
  • Patent number: 10621436
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying augmented reality clinical movements may use an augmented reality device to display aspects of a clinical movement. The systems and methods may use a motion capture device to capture the clinical movement. A method may include analyzing information about the clinical movement to determine a path of motion representative of at least a portion of the clinical movement. The method may automatically define a path region or a virtual target in an augmented reality environment overlaid on a real environment. The method may display the path region or the virtual target on an augmented reality display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer US, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wells, Timothy R. Price, Ted Spooner, Dave Van Andel, Travis Dittmer, John Kotwick, Jason Leighton
  • Patent number: 10572733
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying augmented reality clinical movements may use an augmented reality device to display aspects of a clinical movement. The systems and methods may use a motion capture device to capture the clinical movement. A method may include analyzing information about the clinical movement to determine a path of motion representative of at least a portion of the clinical movement. The method may automatically define a path region or a virtual target in an augmented reality environment overlaid on a real environment. The method may display the path region or the virtual target on an augmented reality display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer US, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wells, Timothy R. Price, Ted Spooner, Dave Van Andel, Travis Dittmer, John Kotwick, Jason Leighton
  • Publication number: 20190021204
    Abstract: A new and distinct Schefflera cultivar named ‘Monhinschf’ is disclosed, characterized by bright yellow-green petioles on bushy, vigorous plants. ‘Monhinschf’ grows quickly, propagates easily and tolerates cold temperatures. The new variety is a Schefflera taiwaniana, normally produced as an outdoor ornamental garden or container plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Wells
  • Publication number: 20190021200
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hydrangea cultivar named ‘MONPULSEL’ is disclosed, characterized by broad foliage which is noticeably thicker and more rigid than typical. Plants are strongly upright with compact growth. Branching is excellent, with strong branches produced, holding inflorescences at a more upright position. The new variety is a Hydrangea, normally produced as an ornamental plant for containers or gardens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Wells
  • Publication number: 20180261316
    Abstract: Systems and methods may use a mobile device communicatively coupled to a wearable device to present an exercise to a user. The systems and methods may modify a therapy calendar, for example, based on information determined from the exercise (e.g., repetitions completed, a duration completed, video, etc.), feedback from the user, or the like. A method may include receiving a control command from a wearable device communicatively coupled to a mobile device, the control command causing an action to be taken by the mobile device related to the exercise. The therapy calendar may be automatically modified, such as in response to determining a number of repetitions or a duration of an exercise. The modified therapy calendar may be presented on a user interface, such as on a display of the wearable device or the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Ted Spooner, Richard Wells, Travis Dittmer, Timothy R. Price, Kshitij Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20180121728
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying augmented reality clinical movements may use an augmented reality device to display aspects of a clinical movement. The systems and methods may use a motion capture device to capture the clinical movement. A method may include analyzing information about the clinical movement to determine a path of motion representative of at least a portion of the clinical movement. The method may automatically define a path region or a virtual target in an augmented reality environment overlaid on a real environment. The method may display the path region or the virtual target on an augmented reality display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Wells, Timothy R. Price, Ted Spooner, Dave Van Andel, Travis Dittmer, John Kotwick, Jason Leighton
  • Publication number: 20180120947
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying augmented reality clinical movements may use an augmented reality device to display aspects of a clinical movement. The systems and methods may use a motion capture device to capture the clinical movement. A method may include analyzing information about the clinical movement to determine a path of motion representative of at least a portion of the clinical movement. The method may automatically define a path region or a virtual target in an augmented reality environment overlaid on a real environment. The method may display the path region or the virtual target on an augmented reality display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Wells, Timothy R. Price, Ted Spooner, Dave Van Andel, Travis Dittmer, John Kotwick, Jason Leighton
  • Patent number: 9948973
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for receiving a broadcast stream is provided. The apparatus is configured to receive key information and additional information through the broadcast stream, select one of a plurality of predetermined functions based on the additional information, and perform the selected function in response to a control signal identified by the key information. The additional information may include link information such as a URL or telephone number, and the function may be selected based on a type of the link information. In some embodiments, the link information may be extracted from audio-visual data of a selected programme, using optical character recognition. The apparatus may connect to a secondary device to transmit information to the secondary device, and may receive information relating to the selected programme from the secondary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John Adam, Arthur Simon Waller, Richard Wells
  • Publication number: 20180096111
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for evaluating or predicting therapy adherence are generally described herein. A system may include a display and a processor connected to the display to provide a user interface, including a calendar with a plurality of activities of a protocol. The plurality of activities may include exercises, education, questionnaires, etc., which may be presented on particular days or at particular times. Patient adherence to the protocol may be determined, and the display may provide information related to the patient adherence to a clinician. The display may provide a prediction about future patient adherence. The processor may, based on a determination about future patient adherence or past patient adherence, automatically modify the protocol. After the protocol is modified, the calendar may be updated and the display may show the updated calendar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Wells, Timothy R. Price, Ted Spooner, Dave Van Andel, Travis Dittmer, John Kotwick, Jason Leighton
  • Patent number: 9885285
    Abstract: A nacelle for a turbofan gas turbine engine is provided. An inner wall of the nacelle defines an air intake which directs air into the fan section of the engine. The intake has, in flow series, an intake lip, a throat and a diffuser. The diffuser has, in flow series, first and second flow conditioning sections over both of which the flow cross-sectional area of the diffuser increases with increasing downstream distance from the throat. In addition, over the second section the nacelle inner wall lies substantially on a surface of an oblique circular cone having an apex which is offset from the centerline of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Mosley, Angus Roy Smith, Christopher Thomas John Sheaf, John Richard Wells
  • Publication number: 20170374789
    Abstract: A new and distinct Helleborus cultivar named ‘MONOBYRN2’ is disclosed, characterized by distinctive pure white sepals with vibrant red-purple veins. Flowers produce a double or triple row of sepals. The new cultivar is a Helleborus, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Wells
  • Publication number: 20170374790
    Abstract: A new and distinct Helleborus cultivar named ‘MONOBYRN1’ is disclosed, characterized by distinctive purple and white sepals and a large quantity of distinctive greyed-purple nectaries. The new cultivar is a Helleborus, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Wells
  • Patent number: PP29349
    Abstract: A new and distinct Helleborus cultivar named ‘MONOBYRN1’ is disclosed, characterized by distinctive purple and white sepals and a large quantity of distinctive greyed-purple nectaries. The new cultivar is a Helleborus, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Monrovia Nursery Co.
    Inventor: Richard Wells
  • Patent number: PP29350
    Abstract: A new and distinct Helleborus cultivar named ‘MONOBYRN2’ is disclosed, characterized by distinctive pure white sepals with vibrant red-purple veins. Flowers produce a double or triple row of sepals. The new cultivar is a Helleborus, suitable for ornamental garden purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Monrovia Nursery Co.
    Inventor: Richard Wells
  • Patent number: PP30465
    Abstract: A new and distinct Schefflera cultivar named ‘Monhinschf’ is disclosed, characterized by bright yellow-green petioles on bushy, vigorous plants. ‘Monhinschf’ grows quickly, propagates easily and tolerates cold temperatures. The new variety is a Schefflera taiwaniana, normally produced as an outdoor ornamental garden or container plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Monrovia Nursery Company
    Inventor: Richard Wells
  • Patent number: PP30596
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hydrangea cultivar named ‘MONPULSEL’ is disclosed, characterized by broad foliage which is noticeably thicker and more rigid than typical. Plants are strongly upright with compact growth. Branching is excellent, with strong branches produced, holding inflorescences at a more upright position. The new variety is a Hydrangea, normally produced as an ornamental plant for containers or gardens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Monrovia Nursery Company
    Inventor: Richard Wells
  • Patent number: PP32350
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Pinus mugo named ‘MonJaw’ is disclosed, characterized by its compact, mounding form, bright green winter color, and long needles. The new cultivar is a Pinus, typically suited for ornamental use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Monrovia Nursery Company
    Inventor: Richard Wells