Patents by Inventor Robert Carney

Robert Carney 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: 10842371
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum and side wall retractor allows clinicians to visualize the cervix and upper vagina by retracting vaginal walls simultaneously. This device is comprised of a handle, a mobile introducer allowing the device to comfortably be inserted vaginally, and a lower blade capable of stabilizing the cervix and a body containing the side wall retractor. This retractor is comprised of a rolled-up sheet of transparent plastic which can be opened through a rotating shaft countersunk in the body of the base. A friction or sprocket gear allows the rotating shaft to open and close the plastic side wall retractor as well as completely unwinding the transparent plastic sheet so that the device can be removed while leaving surgical instruments in the vagina. The rotating shaft serves as a light guide and brings light from the knob, which contains an LED, into the rolled-up sheet during examinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Maurice Andre Recanati, Katherine Kramer, Mohammad Ali Ozbeki, Jacob Carney, Avik Chakravarty, Amanda Nowicki, Alexander Von Mach, Steven Dudick, Maik Huettemann, Jay Berman, Robert Alan Welch, Rita Semrick
  • Publication number: 20200254481
    Abstract: A device and process for applying a quick dry rapid set aqueous solution. An indicator of a selected color and composition is added to an accelerator to be applied along with a resin. The tinted color indicator is typically blue and allows the user to determine if the proper mixture is being applied. The indicator is visible only during application and disappears after application. The resin and accelerator are applied using an airless spray mechanism with delivery systems and spray gun. The spray gun has 2 nozzles and the capability to set the angle between the nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: David Farrell, Robert Salars, Shawn Carney, Harold Sheldon Watkins, Betiana A. Acha, Ariel Lender, Louis L. Grube
  • Publication number: 20190223708
    Abstract: A vaginal speculum and side wall retractor allows clinicians to visualize the cervix and upper vagina by retracting vaginal walls simultaneously. This device is comprised of a handle, a mobile introducer allowing the device to comfortably be inserted vaginally, and a lower blade capable of stabilizing the cervix and a body containing the side wall retractor. This retractor is comprised of a rolled-up sheet of transparent plastic which can be opened through a rotating shaft countersunk in the body of the base. A friction or sprocket gear allows the rotating shaft to open and close the plastic side wall retractor as well as completely unwinding the transparent plastic sheet so that the device can be removed while leaving surgical instruments in the vagina. The rotating shaft serves as a light guide and brings light from the knob, which contains an LED, into the rolled-up sheet during examinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Maurice Andre Recanati, Katherine Kramer, Mohammad Ali Ozbeki, Jacob Carney, Avik Chakravarty, Amanda Nowicki, Alexander Von Mach, Steven Dudick, Maik Huettemann, Jay Berman, Robert Alan Welch, Rita Semrick
  • Publication number: 20080232590
    Abstract: A method of producing an offer package includes defining, within the offer package, a description of an offered product. The cost of the offered product and the merchant making the offer are also defined within the offer package, which includes an encrypted version of the offered product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Ronald L. Rivest, Silvio Micali, Perry Solomon, Robert Nix, Robert Carney, Prasad Jonnalagadda, Joseph Bergeron III, Mark Bates
  • Publication number: 20080049912
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for delivering a message to a caller prior to the moment the recipient unhooks or answers their telephone or other network interface device, as well as optionally delivering a message to the caller, the recipient, or both after the connection between the service provider and the caller, and/or the connection between the service provider and the recipient has been established. The method and apparatus are effective for use with all telecommunications systems, including, but not limited to, optical-based telephone systems, wire-based telephone systems, wireless telephone systems, optical-based computer network systems, wire-based computer network systems, wireless computer network systems, and heterogeneous network systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy Carter, Robert Carney, Christopher Horn, Daniel Tanjeloff
  • Publication number: 20070255751
    Abstract: A computerized method, program product, and a service that resolves the business problem by enabling an automated and simplified process to generate DDL and JAVA classes directly from a MOF definition. The method, program product, and service creates useful computing artifacts from a set of abstract and generic specifications described in the MOF format. The computing artifacts include a DDL database schema having tables that accurately reflect the object-oriented hierarchy of the objects described in the MOF format; JAVA classes that correspond to the objects defined in the MOF format; object-to-relational (O/R) mapping file that maps the JAVA classes and their attributes to the tables and columns in the DDL database schema; SQL insert statements for loading the data of enumerated list values into the tables and the JAVA classes; database design reports; and O/R name translation reference reports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ravi Bansal, Robert Carney, Timothy Carroll, Saravanan Kannappan, Sara Waggoner
  • Patent number: 7203754
    Abstract: The techniques described employ a cooperative organization of network service providers to provide improved distributed network services. The network service providers that are constituent to the cooperative organization represent various perspectives within the overall Internet content distribution network, and may include network owners, telecommunications carriers, network access providers, hosting providers and distribution network owners, the latter being an entity that caches content at a plurality of locations distributed on the network. Aspects include managing content caches by receiving control signals specifying actions related to cached content that is distributed on a network, such as the Internet, and forwarding the control signals through to the caching locations to implement the actions represented by the control signals, thus providing content publishers the capability of refreshing their content regardless of where it is cached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Bai, Robert Carney, Paul Cheng, Jonathan C. Crane
  • Patent number: 7117262
    Abstract: The techniques described employ a cooperative organization of network service providers to provide improved distributed network services. The network service providers that are constituent to the cooperative organization represent various perspectives within the overall Internet content distribution network, and may include network owners, telecommunications carriers, network access providers, hosting providers and distribution network owners, the latter being an entity that caches content at a plurality of locations distributed on the network. Aspects include managing content caches by receiving control signals specifying actions related to cached content that is distributed on a network, such as the Internet, and forwarding the control signals through to the caching locations to implement the actions represented by the control signals, thus providing content publishers the capability of refreshing their content regardless of where it is cached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Inktomi Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Bai, Robert Carney, Paul Cheng, Jonathan C. Crane
  • Patent number: 6974934
    Abstract: An apparatus including a reference resistor for use with ratiometric temperature sensing of a device to be sensed. The resistive element has a resistance dependant upon a temperature of the device to be sensed and is electrically coupled to a reference resistor. The reference resistor is maintained at a substantially constant temperature by a temperature controller. A sensor circuit is electrically coupled to the resistive element and the reference resistor to sense their electrical parameters when a current passes through them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas A. Sprock, Robert A. Carney, David K. Thiesen
  • Patent number: 6940881
    Abstract: A laser system including a controller for monitoring and controlling various functions of a laser assembly. The laser controller may include a wavelength tuning circuit for adjusting and locking the wavelength of the external cavity. To perform various monitoring and control functions, the controller may include circuitry for monitoring various parameters associated with operation of the laser, such as temperature indicating signals and/or signals from light detectors such as photodiodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: George D. Pontis, Douglas A. Sprock, Robert Carney
  • Publication number: 20050193131
    Abstract: The techniques described employ a cooperative organization of network service providers to provide improved distributed network services. The network service providers that are constituent to the cooperative organization represent various perspectives within the overall Internet content distribution network, and may include network owners, telecommunications carriers, network access providers, hosting providers and distribution network owners, the latter being an entity that caches content at a plurality of locations distributed on the network. Aspects include managing content caches by receiving control signals specifying actions related to cached content that is distributed on a network, such as the Internet, and forwarding the control signals through to the caching locations to implement the actions represented by the control signals, thus providing content publishers the capability of refreshing their content regardless of where it is cached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Bai, Robert Carney, Paul Cheng, Jonathan Crane
  • Patent number: 6917632
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus operates a control loop for a tunable optical device. A digital reference signal is converted to an analog reference signal and then introduced into the optical path of the tunable optical device. An analog feedback signal, corresponding to the digital reference signal, is recovered from the tunable optical device. The analog feedback signal is converted to a digital feedback signal. The apparatus sends tuning information to the tunable optical device based on analysis of the digital reference signal and the digital feedback signal. In one embodiment, the tuning information is used for wavelength locking of the tunable optical device. In another embodiment, the operation of the control loop is synchronized with another function of the tunable optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Koller, Rajesh K. Batra, Robert A. Carney, Douglas A. Sprock
  • Patent number: 6904070
    Abstract: A laser system including a controller for monitoring and controlling various functions of a laser assembly. The laser controller may include a wavelength tuning circuit for adjusting and locking the wavelength of the external cavity. To perform various monitoring and control functions, the controller may include circuitry for monitoring various parameters associated with operation of the laser, such as temperature indicating signals and/or signals from light detectors such as photodiodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: George D. Pontis, Douglas A. Sprock, Robert Carney
  • Patent number: 6870867
    Abstract: A laser system including a controller for monitoring and controlling various functions of a laser assembly. The laser controller may include a wavelength tuning circuit for adjusting and locking the wavelength of the external cavity. To perform various monitoring and control functions, the controller may include circuitry for monitoring various parameters associated with operation of the laser, such as temperature indicating signals and/or signals from light detectors such as photodiodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: George D. Pontis, Douglas A. Sprock, Robert Carney
  • Patent number: 6829259
    Abstract: A laser system including a controller for monitoring and controlling various functions of a laser assembly. The laser controller may include a wavelength tuning circuit for adjusting and locking the wavelength of the external cavity. To perform various monitoring and control functions, the controller may include circuitry for monitoring various parameters associated with operation of the laser, such as temperature indicating signals and/or signals from light detectors such as photodiodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: George D. Pontis, Douglas A. Sprock, Robert Carney
  • Patent number: 6829268
    Abstract: Tunable laser systems use servo control loops to control and monitor laser parameters such as channel, temperature, and power. The many control loops operate asynchronously, which means that noise generated by input sampling and/or output updating from one or more loops could interfere with the sampled inputs of one or more of the other loops. Embodiments of the present invention synchronize setting and sampling of tunable laser parameters to reduce noise. Noise that is related to synchronized setting and sampling of tunable laser parameters allows the noise to be reduced to constant offsets to be compensated for in the laser parameters of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: George D. Pontis, Douglas A. Sprock, Robert A. Carney, Ken P. Koller, Rajesh K. Batra
  • Patent number: 6798800
    Abstract: A tunable optical unit includes a resistive temperature device (RTD), a thermal tuning device and a measurement circuit. The RTD has a resistance dependent on a temperature of the thermal tuning device. The measurement circuit outputs a signal that is dependent on the resistance of the RTD. The signal is used to control the temperature of the thermal tuning device in tuning the tunable optical unit. A reference resistance can be connected in series with the RTD to make ratio-metric measurements to determine the RTD's resistance (and hence the temperature of the tuning elements) without having to know the value of the current conducted through the RTD and to reduce sensitivity to fluctuations in the excitation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas A. Sprock, Robert A. Carney, Timothy L. Robertson
  • Publication number: 20040125857
    Abstract: A tunable optical unit includes a resistive temperature device (RTD), a thermal tuning device and a measurement circuit. The RTD has a resistance dependent on a temperature of the thermal tuning device. The measurement circuit outputs a signal that is dependent on the resistance of the RTD. The signal is used to control the temperature of the thermal tuning device in tuning the tunable optical unit. A reference resistance can be connected in series with the RTD to make ratio-metric measurements to determine the RTD's resistance (and hence the temperature of the tuning elements) without having to know the value of the current conducted through the RTD and to reduce sensitivity to fluctuations in the excitation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Douglas A. Sprock, Robert A. Carney, Timothy L. Robertson
  • Publication number: 20040125856
    Abstract: An apparatus including a reference resistor for use with ratiometric temperature sensing of a device to be sensed. The resistive element has a resistance dependant upon a temperature of the device to be sensed and is electrically coupled to a reference resistor. The reference resistor is maintained at a substantially constant temperature by a temperature controller. A sensor circuit is electrically coupled to the resistive element and the reference resistor to sense their electrical parameters when a current passes through them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Douglas A. Sprock, Robert A. Carney, David K. Thiesen
  • Publication number: 20040125830
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus operates a control loop for a tunable optical device. A digital reference signal is converted to an analog reference signal and then introduced into the optical path of the tunable optical device. An analog feedback signal, corresponding to the digital reference signal, is recovered from the tunable optical device. The analog feedback signal is converted to a digital feedback signal. The apparatus sends tuning information to the tunable optical device based on analysis of the digital reference signal and the digital feedback signal. In one embodiment, the tuning information is used for wavelength locking of the tunable optical device. In another embodiment, the operation of the control loop is synchronized with another function of the tunable optical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Koller, Rajesh K. Batra, Robert A. Carney, Douglas A. Sprock