Patents by Inventor Ryan Walsh

Ryan Walsh 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: 10788058
    Abstract: A multi-segment reinforced actuator includes (a) a soft actuator body that defines a chamber and (b) a plurality of distinct reinforcement structures on or in respective segments of the soft actuator body. First and second reinforcement structures are respectively configured to produce a first and second actuation motions, respectively, in first and second segments of the soft actuator body when fluid flows into or out of the chamber. The actuation motions are selected bending, extending, expansion, contraction, twisting, and combinations thereof; and the first actuation motion differs from the second actuation motion. The actuator can be used, e.g., to facilitate bending of the thumb with corresponding bending, extending, expansion, contraction, and twisting actuation motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Kevin Galloway, Conor Walsh, Donal Holland, Panagiotis Polygerinos, Tyler Clites, Paxton Maeder-York, Ryan Neff, Emily Marie Boggs, Zivthan Dubrovsky
  • Patent number: 10758405
    Abstract: An economical dual modality system can be manufactured and used in a method including the steps of assembling a system including a durable energy subsystem and a replaceable thermal subsystem, activating the replaceable thermal subsystem, attaching the system to a desired treatment area of a user's body, and activating the durable energy subsystem. The durable energy subsystem is arranged and configured to deliver energy, and the replaceable thermal subsystem is arranged and configured to be coupled to the durable energy subsystem arranged and configured to deliver thermal energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Austin Deng, Laura Higgins, Alexandru Paunescu, Ryan Walsh
  • Publication number: 20200211303
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media, are disclosed in which a variety of data describing the condition of an object can be obtained and probabilistic likelihoods of causes and/or value of damages to the object can be calculated. In a variety of embodiments, data obtained from third-party systems can be utilized in these calculations. Any of a number of machine classifiers can be utilized to generate the probabilistic likelihoods and confidence metrics in the calculated liabilities. A variety of user interfaces for efficiently obtaining and visualizing the object, the surrounding geographic conditions, and/or the probabilistic likelihoods can further be utilized as appropriate to the requirements of specific applications of embodiments of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Connor Walsh, Rebecca Harasymczuk, Caleb Brian Slaughter Gore, Ryan Carmichael
  • Publication number: 20200139014
    Abstract: Embodiments described include devices and methods for forming a porous polymer material. Devices disclosed and formed using the methods described a spacer for spinal fusion, craniomaxillofacial (CMF) structures, and other structures for tissue implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Sean Hamilton Kerr, Ali Recber, Thomas Pepe, Dominique Messerli, Lawton Laurence, Ryan Walsh, Thomas Kueenzi, Brandon Randall
  • Publication number: 20200079530
    Abstract: A landing pad receives and stores packages delivered from an aerial vehicle and awaiting pickup from an aerial vehicle. The landing pad can be placed outside of a window and can contain a transmitter for sending out an identification signal via radio frequency to aid aerial vehicles in finding the landing pad. The landing pad contains a landing platform with a trapdoor that leads to a storage compartment. The trapdoor can be configured to only open when it receives a signal from an authorized aerial vehicle. The storage compartment can be accessed via a storage compartment door which can contain a locking mechanism. The storage compartment can be climate controlled. The landing pad can also have a transmitter that emits sounds to discourage animals from nesting on or near the landing pad. The landing pad can also include a solar power generator as a source of electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Walsh, Alex J. Falesch
  • Publication number: 20200069460
    Abstract: An economical dual modality system is useful in a system for independent delivery of two distinct energy modalities to a mammalian body and includes a thermal subsystem. The thermal subsystem includes a thermal source affixed to flexible web having an adhesive surface and at least one structure arranged and configured to couple the thermal subsystem to a chassis comprising a durable energy subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: AUSTIN DENG, Laura Higgins, Alexandru Paunescu, Ryan Walsh
  • Patent number: 10549014
    Abstract: Embodiments described include devices and methods for forming a porous polymer material. Devices disclosed and formed using the methods described a spacer for spinal fusion, craniomaxillofacial (CMF) structures, and other structures for tissue implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Hamilton Kerr, Ali Recber, Thomas Pepe, Dominique Messerli, Lawton Laurence, Ryan Walsh, Thomas Kueenzi, Brandon Randall
  • Patent number: 10492727
    Abstract: A device for determining a physiological property of a body includes an insulating support having a compliant contact surface with a conductive element to contact the body. A mounting fixture disposed over a mounting surface of the support removably holds a rigid sensor spaced apart from the body and coupled to the conductive element to determine the physiological property via that element. A method for enabling a physiological parameter to be measured without direct contact between an active device and the body includes arranging a conductive element over an inner surface of an insulating circumferential band. A sensor with the active device is attached to the exterior of the band and thus coupled to the element. A system includes the sensor having a mounting connector, and sensor carriers with respective supports, mounting fixtures, and conductive elements. The sensor mounted on a carrier determines the property via the respective conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Lee, Ryan Walsh, Alan Trojanowski
  • Publication number: 20190331130
    Abstract: A blower configured to be positioned in confined spaces and to provide ventilation of a fluid, such as temperature controlled air, is disclosed. In various embodiments, the blower is configured to have a reduced axial thickness, which can be desired in such confined spaces. In some embodiments, the blower has an integral filter, a wire channel for the routing of one or more wires, and/or an exposed backplate. In some embodiments, the blower has a snap-fit circuit board, containment system for mounting the motor, one or more vanes for directing fluid flow, shrouded impeller, and/or integrated connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: John D. Lofy, Ryan Walsh
  • Publication number: 20190220733
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modeling complex probability distributions are described. One embodiment includes a method for training a restricted Boltzmann machine (RBM), wherein the method includes generating, from a first set of visible values, a set of hidden values in a hidden layer of a RBM and generating a second set of visible values in a visible layer of the RBM based on the generated set of hidden values. The method includes computing a set of likelihood gradients based on the first set of visible values and the generated set of visible values, computing a set of adversarial gradients using an adversarial model based on at least one of the set of hidden values and the set of visible values, computing a set of compound gradients based on the set of likelihood gradients and the set of adversarial gradients, and updating the RBM based on the set of compound gradients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Unlearn.AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Kenneth Fisher, Aaron Michael Smith, Jonathan Ryan Walsh
  • Patent number: 10292654
    Abstract: A device for determining a physiological property of a body includes an insulating support having a compliant contact surface with a conductive element to contact the body. A mounting fixture disposed over a mounting surface of the support removably holds a rigid sensor spaced apart from the body and coupled to the conductive element to determine the physiological property via that element. A method for enabling a physiological parameter to be measured without direct contact between an active device and the body includes arranging a conductive element over an inner surface of an insulating circumferential band. A sensor with the active device is attached to the exterior of the band and thus coupled to the element. A system includes the sensor having a mounting connector, and sensor carriers with respective supports, mounting fixtures, and conductive elements. The sensor mounted on a carrier determines the property via the respective conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Lee, Ryan Walsh, Alan Trojanowski
  • Publication number: 20190145435
    Abstract: A multi-segment reinforced actuator includes (a) a soft actuator body that defines a chamber and (b) a plurality of distinct reinforcement structures on or in respective segments of the soft actuator body. First and second reinforcement structures are respectively configured to produce a first and second actuation motions, respectively, in first and second segments of the soft actuator body when fluid flows into or out of the chamber. The actuation motions are selected bending, extending, expansion, contraction, twisting, and combinations thereof; and the first actuation motion differs from the second actuation motion. The actuator can be used, e.g., to facilitate bending of the thumb with corresponding bending, extending, expansion, contraction, and twisting actuation motions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Kevin Galloway, Conor Walsh, Donal Holland, Panagiotis Polygerinos, Tyler Clites, Paxton Maeder-York, Ryan Neff, Emily Marie Boggs, Zivthan Dubrovsky
  • Patent number: 10288084
    Abstract: A blower configured to be positioned in confined spaces and to provide ventilation of a fluid, such as temperature controlled air, is disclosed. In various embodiments, the blower is configured to have a reduced axial thickness, which can be desired in such confined spaces. In some embodiments, the blower has an integral filter, a wire channel for the routing of one or more wires, and/or an exposed backplate. In some embodiments, the blower has a snap-fit circuit board, containment system for mounting the motor, one or more vanes for directing fluid flow, shrouded impeller, and/or integrated connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GENTHERM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John D. Lofy, Ryan Walsh
  • Publication number: 20190070433
    Abstract: A dual modality system includes a chassis having a receptacle and means to couple the chassis to a desired treatment area of a user's body; a durable energy subsystem coupled to the chassis, arranged and configured to deliver energy to the desired treatment area of a user's body; and a replaceable thermal subsystem arranged and configured for removable placement in the receptacle of the chassis, arranged and configured to deliver thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Austin Deng, Laura Higgins, Alexandru Paunescu, Ryan Walsh
  • Publication number: 20190070425
    Abstract: A dual modality system includes a flexible chassis including a durable energy subsystem and a replaceable thermal subsystem. The durable energy subsystem has a plurality of energy emitters disposed in an emission region of the chassis having a length and a width, wherein the emission region length and emission region width are both substantially greater than an emission region depth. The replaceable thermal subsystem has a thermal source affixed to flexible web having an adhesive surface and at least one structure arranged and configured to couple the thermal subsystem to a chassis comprising a durable energy subsystem in a configuration wherein the thermal source is substantially superposed over the emission region of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Austin Deng, Laura Higgins, Alexandru Paunescu, Ryan Walsh
  • Publication number: 20190070036
    Abstract: An economical dual modality system can be manufactured and used in a method including the steps of assembling a system including a durable energy subsystem and a replaceable thermal subsystem, activating the replaceable thermal subsystem, attaching the system to a desired treatment area of a user's body, and activating the durable energy subsystem. The durable energy subsystem is arranged and configured to deliver energy, and the replaceable thermal subsystem is arranged and configured to be coupled to the durable energy subsystem arranged and configured to deliver thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: AUSTIN DENG, Laura Higgins, Alexandru Paunescu, Ryan Walsh
  • Publication number: 20190002129
    Abstract: A landing pad receives and stores packages delivered from an aerial vehicle are awaiting pickup from an aerial vehicle. The landing pad can be placed outside of a window and can contain a transmitter for sending out an identification signal via radio frequency to aid aerial vehicles in finding the landing pad. The landing pad contains a landing platform with a trapdoor that leads to a storage compartment. The trapdoor can be configured to only open when it receives a signal from an authorized aerial vehicle. The storage compartment can be accessed via a storage compartment door which can contain a locking mechanism. The storage compartment can be climate controlled. The landing pad can also have a transmitter that emits sounds to discourage animals from nesting on or near the landing pad. The landing pad can also include a solar power generator as a source of electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan Walsh, Alex J. Falesch
  • Patent number: 10124912
    Abstract: A landing pad receives and stores packages delivered from an aerial vehicle are awaiting pickup from an aerial vehicle. The landing pad can be placed outside of a window and can contain a transmitter for sending out an identification signal via radio frequency to aid aerial vehicles in finding the landing pad. The landing pad contains a landing platform with a trapdoor that leads to a storage compartment. The trapdoor can be configured to only open when it receives a signal from an authorized aerial vehicle. The storage compartment can be accessed via a storage compartment door which can contain a locking mechanism. The storage compartment can be climate controlled. The landing pad can also have a transmitter that emits sounds to discourage animals from nesting on or near the landing pad. The landing pad can also include a solar power generator as a source of electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BLACKNIGHT HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Walsh, Alex J. Falesch
  • Patent number: 10105101
    Abstract: A biomedical sensor has conducting elements disposed at least partly over a skin-facing surface. A sensing element detects a signal representative of a physiological parameter of a body using the conducting elements. A storage device stores a physiological model. A processor determines sensor placement quality by comparing the signal to the model and operates an indicator to indicate the determined quality. A method of measuring using the sensor includes computing a measurement acceptance criterion using numerous measurements, determining whether a subsequent test measurement corresponds to the measurement acceptance criterion obtained from the computing step, and indicating the results via the indicator. A system for measuring a physiological property of the body includes the sensor, a user interface device to receive measurements from the sensor, and a processor associated with the user interface device and configured to provide feedback if the measurement does not meet a selected acceptance criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LifeScan, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Fougere, Curtis Lee, Ryan Walsh
  • Publication number: 20180105289
    Abstract: A landing pad receives and stores packages delivered from an aerial vehicle and awaiting pickup from an aerial vehicle. The landing pad can be placed outside of a window and can contain a transmitter for sending out an identification signal via radio frequency to aid aerial vehicles in finding the landing pad. The landing pad contains a landing platform with a trapdoor that leads to a storage compartment. The trapdoor can be configured to only open when it receives a signal from an authorized aerial vehicle. The storage compartment can be accessed via a storage compartment door which can contain a locking mechanism. The storage compartment can be climate controlled. The landing pad can also have a transmitter that emits sounds to discourage animals from nesting on or near the landing pad. The landing pad can also include a solar power generator as a source of electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan Walsh, Alex J. Falesch