Patents by Inventor Robert Woods

Robert Woods 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: 20210283404
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed feedthrough assembly for an active implantable medical device having an oxide-resistant electrical attachment for connection to an EMI filter, an EMI filter circuit board, an AIMD circuit board, or AIMD electronics. The oxide-resistant electrical attachment, including an oxide-resistant sputter layer 165 is disposed on the device side surface of the hermetic seal ferrule over which an ECA stripe is provided. The ECA stripe may comprise one of a thermal-setting electrically conductive adhesive, an electrically conductive polymer, an electrically conductive epoxy, an electrically conductive silicone, an electrically conductive polyimides, or an electrically conductive polyimide, such as those manufactured by Ablestick Corporation. The oxide-free electrical attachment between the ECA stripe and the filter or AIMD circuits may comprise one of gold, platinum, palladium, silver, iridium, rhenium, rhodium, tantalum, tungsten, niobium, zirconium, vanadium, and combinations or alloys thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Christine A. Frysz, Robert A. Stevenson, Jason Woods
  • Patent number: 11116405
    Abstract: The invention provides for a medical instrument (200) comprising a magnetic resonance imaging system (202) and a high-intensity focused ultrasound system (204) with an electronically controllable and a mechanically controllable focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ari Ilkka Mikael Partanen, Matthew Robert Dreher, Pavel Sergeyevich Yarmolenko, Bradford Johns Wood, Elma Natalia Carvajal Gallardo
  • Patent number: 11109950
    Abstract: A combination electric toothbrush and water irrigation device that combines a battery powered water irrigation device with a vibrating electric toothbrush, both of which are housed in a self-contained compact hand-held device. The pump for the water irrigation device and the DC motor with an off-center weight are contained within the handle of the toothbrush. A slide out water reservoir allows the user to fill the extended handle portion with water. A flexible water inlet tube is capable of compressing when the water reservoir is in the storage position. A weight fixed to the end of the inlet tube causes the tube to bend via gravity enabling it to be in constant contact with water while the handle is held at various angles. An LED at the underside of the pump housing illuminates the water contained within the transparent water housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Wood, Jason Bland, Kenneth A. Tarlow
  • Patent number: 11104709
    Abstract: The invention relates to mutant forms of lysenin. The invention also relates to analyte characterisation using the mutant forms of lysenin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Lakmal Jayasinghe, Mark John Bruce, Luke McNeill, Ramiz Iqbal Nathani, Pratik Raj Singh, Neil Roger Wood, Stephen Robert Young
  • Patent number: 11042415
    Abstract: Concepts for sharing processing resource of a multi-tenant extract transform load, ETL, system are presented. In such concepts, a total workload of the multi-tenant ETL system is considered along with the queued workload of tenant in order control deliver of the queued workload to the system. Such control is undertaken, for example, by delaying the work of the tenant. Proposed embodiments therefore seek to devise a policy to achieve fairness amongst tenants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Robert Wood, Chengxuan Xing, Doina Liliana Klinger
  • Publication number: 20210149728
    Abstract: Concepts for sharing processing resource of a multi-tenant extract transform load, ETL, system are presented. In such concepts, a total workload of the multi-tenant ETL system is considered along with the queued workload of tenant in order control deliver of the queued workload to the system. Such control is undertaken, for example, by delaying the work of the tenant. Proposed embodiments therefore seek to devise a policy to achieve fairness amongst tenants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Robert Wood, Chengxuan Xing, Doina Liliana Klinger
  • Publication number: 20200372338
    Abstract: A system includes: a memory operable to store a predictive model; a first processor communicatively coupled to the memory, the first processor operable to execute the predictive model to perform operations including generating knowledge score metrics based on a set of attributes for individuals included in a specified population, where the knowledge score metrics quantify a prediction of a capability of an individual for performing metadata labeling; a second processor communicatively coupled to the memory and the first processor, the second processor is operable to perform operations including comparing the knowledge score metrics to a specified threshold, and identifying attributes of individuals from a specified population having knowledge score metrics exceeding the specified threshold as attributes of individuals capable of performing metadata labeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Woods, JR., Mark D. Austin
  • Publication number: 20200363238
    Abstract: An inductive position sensor may be configured to detect relative position between a first member and a second member. The inductive position sensor may include an inductive sensor element configured to be coupled to the first member and a screening layer formed over a screened portion of a member surface of the second member such that an exposed portion of the member surface is free of the screening layer. The screening layer may be configured to reduce an effect on induced signals in the inductive sensor element caused by the screened portion of the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Smith, Robert Wood, John Simm, Timothy Biggs
  • Publication number: 20200315429
    Abstract: A laminate linkage with soft actuation includes a plurality of rigid plates joined at flexible joints; at least one balloon bonded to at least one of the rigid plates and configured to generate a displacement (extension, a change of yaw, and/or a change of pitch) of at least one of the rigid plates; and a fluid source in fluid communication with an interior volume of the balloon and configured to pump fluid into the balloon to generate the displacement of at least one of the rigid plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Sheila Russo, Tommaso Ranzani, Robert Wood
  • Publication number: 20200205949
    Abstract: A combination electric toothbrush and water irrigation device that combines a battery powered water irrigation device with a vibrating electric toothbrush, both of which are housed in a self-contained compact hand-held device. The pump for the water irrigation device and the DC motor with an off-center weight are contained within the handle of the toothbrush. A slide out water reservoir allows the user to fill the extended handle portion with water. A flexible water inlet tube is capable of compressing when the water reservoir is in the storage position. A weight fixed to the end of the inlet tube causes the tube to bend via gravity enabling it to be in constant contact with water while the handle is held at various angles. An LED at the underside of the pump housing illuminates the water contained within the transparent water housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Wood, Jason Bland, Kenneth A. Tarlow
  • Patent number: 10693717
    Abstract: Process to associate a set of physical ports on a physical device with a set of software virtual interfaces. Process includes placing the set of software virtual interfaces to be associated with a set of N physical ports in an enabled state which has a first link state when no activation device is connected to a particular software virtual interface and a second link state when an activation device is connected to the particular software virtual interface. Connecting an activation device such as a loopback connector to a physical port to shift the software virtual interface to the second link state to map that particular physical port to that particular software virtual interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
    Inventors: William Blackert, Brian Van Voorhis, Robert Woods
  • Patent number: 10617597
    Abstract: A wearable system is directed to neurological stimulation of a human foot, and includes a controller with at least one bias signal generator for outputting a driving signal. The system further includes a power source that provides electrical energy to the controller, including providing electrical energy to the bias signal generator. The system also includes a platform in the form of an insole insert of a shoe, the insole insert having a plurality of actuators positioned in a medial arch region of the foot. The plurality of actuators stimulate the medial arch region in response to receiving the driving signal from the controller. The stimulation of the plurality of actuators provides a subthreshold bias signal to target cells with a subthreshold bias signal magnitude that is below a threshold where the target cells are activated by a stimulus. The plurality of actuators is surrounded with a vibration dissipating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Arun Chawan, Hani Sallum, Robert Wood, James Niemi, James J. Collins
  • Patent number: 10561922
    Abstract: Devices and methods are generally provided for indicating the location of a most recent strike on a face of a golf club. One exemplary embodiment of an impact indication device can include a patch that can be attached to the face of a golf club and can display the impact location of a most recent strike without displaying impact locations of previous strikes. The impact locations of previous strikes can be removed from the patch without the user having to do anything more than take another swing. In some embodiments, the device includes a yield-stress material that assist in displaying impact a most recent impact location without displaying previous impact locations. Other features that can allow patches to work in this fashion, as well as methods related to the same, are also provided. Further, disclosures pertaining to a mobile impact recorder are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ArthroKinetic Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Robert Woods, Gavin Braithwaite, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Patent number: 10520557
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for recording and transmitting data are provided. The systems, devices, and methods can be used in a variety of contexts, including in conjunction with swinging devices and prosthetics. In one exemplary embodiment, the sensor is configured in a manner that allows it be omni-directional such that its orientation with respect to the object for which it is detecting data is irrelevant to the ability to accurately record and transmit data. In another exemplary embodiment, the system allows a user to use the same sensor across multiple platforms, such as using it for golf and prosthetics, for golf and tennis, or for a regular golf swing and a putting stroke. Other devices, systems, methods, and uses of the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHROKINETIC INSTITUTE, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Robert Woods, John Stump, Daniel Price
  • Publication number: 20190366550
    Abstract: A sensor system includes a first member extending along a rotational axis and having a surface disposed circumferentially about the axis. The sensor system further includes a conductive element fixed to the first member and disposed on the surface and about the rotational axis and a second member extending along the axis. A rotational position between the first member and the second member is adjustable. The sensor system further includes a target mounted to and rotatable with the second member and being movable relative to the second member between first and second positions. The target is spaced apart from the conductive element in both the first and second positions and is closer to the conductive element in the second position compared to the first position. The conductive element is configured to sense the target in the second position for any rotational position between the first member and the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: James E. Flatt, Philip Robert Woods, Cory J. Welch, Mark A. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 10458914
    Abstract: The invention described herein relates to a method of detecting malaria comprising the steps of: (i) delivering an evanescent IR beam through said ATR substrate in contact with a patient blood sample; (ii) detecting IR radiation transmitted from the ATR substrate to produce a signal characteristic for one or more lipids in the sample, and (iii) processing said signal and a set of reference library spectra of lipids associated with malaria parasites in order to detect matches and quantify said one or more lipids in the sample. In contrast to the prior art, the present invention relies on detecting lipids instead of hemozoin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: Monash University, University of Melbourne
    Inventors: Bayden Robert Wood, Aazam Khoshmanesh, Matthew Dixon, Leann Tilley, Donald McNaughton
  • Patent number: 10434454
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, arrangements, systems, components, features and methods for filtration are described. The components specifically described include a filter cartridge with preferred features for interaction with a filter housing, and a filter housing with preferred features for convenient installation. Methods of assembly and use are also characterized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Lundgren, Veli Kalayci, Paul Peterson, Daniel Adamek, Wade Mosset, Robert Wood, Gert Willems
  • Patent number: 10423394
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can create a loop-enabled patch in a node-based computing environment graphical user interface, the loop-enabled patch comprising a first input field and a second input field. A plurality of first input values are received at the first input field, and a plurality of second input values are received at the second input field. A computing system iterates through the plurality of first input values and the plurality of second input values to automatically create a plurality of object instances based on the plurality of first input values and the plurality of second input values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matej Hrescak, Andrew Koehler Pouliot, Robert Wood
  • Publication number: 20190277031
    Abstract: A reinforcing framework (10) for the construction of reinforced concrete structures includes at least two spaced-apart mesh layers (202, 204). A plurality of spaced-apart spacers (206) are mounted between the mesh layers (202, 204) to support the two mesh layers (202, 204) spaced-apart in substantially parallel planes. Each spacer (206) has a cross member with a leg extending outwardly at each end of the cross member, said legs being substantially parallel to each other and substantially perpendicular to the cross member. Each leg has a foot at an outer end of the leg remote from the cross member, the foot being substantially perpendicular to the leg and substantially perpendicular to the cross member. The cross member is bent inwardly between the legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Anthony Woods, Paul Robert Woods, Kevin John Dolan
  • Publication number: 20190264199
    Abstract: Described is a method for screening an encoded chemical library, which library comprises a plurality of different chemical structures each releasably linked to an encoding tag, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing said library of tagged chemical structures; (b) releasing each chemical structure from its tag to produce a plurality of free, tagless chemical structures (TCSs); (c) screening the TCSs by contacting them with a assay system under conditions whereby a spatial association between each TCS and its tag is maintained, to produce a plurality of different screened TCSs each spatially associated with its tag; and (d) identifying a screened TCS by decoding a tag that is spatially associated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: NANNA THERAPEUTICS LIMITED
    Inventors: David Hugh WILLIAMS, Ipshita MANDAL, Stuart Robert WOOD, Daniel BRATTON