Patents by Inventor Sean F. Sullivan

Sean F. Sullivan 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: 20200000517
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to apparatus and methods for tightening tissue of the female genitalia by heating targeted connective tissue with radiant energy, while cooling the mucosal epithelial surface over the target tissue to protect it from the heat. Embodiments include a handle and treatment tip that has both an energy delivery element and a cooling mechanism. The handle may be a two-handed handle allowing control even while rotating and maneuvering the treatment around the genital opening. The apparatus or system may also include an integrated controller, which may confirm tissue contact without applying RF energy, based only on the temperature of the applicator and the time since the last application of energy from the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan B. PARMER, Ian F. SMITH, Chun-Chih CHENG, Patrick Karl HOWE, Sean Yasuo SULLIVAN, Jerome JACKSON, Stanley LEVY, Sheree Leigh LUCAS, Steven Marc LOPEZ
  • Patent number: 10376307
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to apparatus and methods for tightening tissue of the female genitalia by heating targeted connective tissue with radiant energy, while cooling the mucosal epithelial surface over the target tissue to protect it from the heat. Embodiments include a handle and treatment tip that has both an energy delivery element and a cooling mechanism. The handle may be a two-handed handle allowing control even while rotating and maneuvering the treatment around the genital opening. The apparatus or system may also include an integrated controller, which may confirm tissue contact without applying RF energy, based only on the temperature of the applicator and the time since the last application of energy from the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Viveve, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Parmer, Ian F. Smith, Chun-Chih Cheng, Patrick Karl Howe, Sean Yasuo Sullivan, Jerome Jackson, Stanley Levy, Jr., Sherree Leigh Lucas, Steven Marc Lopez
  • Patent number: 8875520
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine adapter is provided. In one form the adapter is segmented and may be attached to a gas turbine engine support ring. The adapter can provide a channel that may receive part of a gas turbine engine component such as, but not limited to, a plug nozzle. The adapter can include a load bearing support to counteract axial forces experienced by the plug nozzle during operation of the gas turbine engine. A compressible seal can be provided between the plug nozzle and the adapter. A leaf seal can also be provided to seal between segments of the adapter. The plug nozzle can be discouraged from rotating relative to the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. P. Zeaton, David L. Sutterfield, Sean F. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20100162725
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine adapter is provided. In one form the adapter is segmented and may be attached to a gas turbine engine support ring. The adapter can provide a channel that may receive part of a gas turbine engine component such as, but not limited to, a plug nozzle. The adapter can include a load bearing support to counteract axial forces experienced by the plug nozzle during operation of the gas turbine engine. A compressible seal can be provided between the plug nozzle and the adapter. A leaf seal can also be provided to seal between segments of the adapter. The plug nozzle can be discouraged from rotating relative to the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Gregory W. P. Zeaton, David L. Sutterfield, Sean F. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6965348
    Abstract: There is disclosed an antenna exhibiting resonance over a broad frequency band or over a plurality of closely-spaced frequency bands, comprising a ground plane, a non-driven element affixed substantially perpendicular to the ground plane, a driven element affixed substantially perpendicular to the ground plane and a horizontal conductor electrically connected between the driven and the non-driven elements and disposed substantially parallel to the ground plane. The non-driven and the driven elements further comprise periodic slow wave structures. The periodic slow wave structures are configured to provide a substantially constant propagation factor with respect to the applied signal frequency, such that the antenna exhibits broad resonance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: SkyCross, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank M. Caimi, Sean F. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6842158
    Abstract: An antenna incorporating slow wave structures. The antenna comprises at least two conductive serpentine structures disposed on a dielectric substrate and further comprising an oppositely disposed conductive top plate electrically connected to the conductive serpentine structures and farther electromagnetically connected thereto. In one embodiment the antenna further comprises a ground plane below the dielectric substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: SkyCross, Inc.
    Inventors: Young-Min Jo, Young-Ki Kim, Kyu-Young Han, Sean F. Sullivan, Jay A. Kralovec
  • Publication number: 20040233115
    Abstract: There is disclosed an antenna exhibiting resonance over a broad frequency band or over a plurality of closely-spaced frequency bands, comprising a ground plane, a non-driven element affixed substantially perpendicular to the ground plane, a driven element affixed substantially perpendicular to the ground plane and a horizontal conductor electrically connected between the driven and the non-driven elements and disposed substantially parallel to the ground plane. The non-driven and the driven elements further comprise periodic slow wave structures. The periodic slow wave structures are configured to provide a substantially constant propagation factor with respect to the applied signal frequency, such that the antenna exhibits broad resonance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Frank M. Caimi, Sean F. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20030156065
    Abstract: An antenna incorporating slow wave structures. The antenna comprises at least two conductive serpentine structures disposed on a dielectric substrate and further comprising an oppositely disposed conductive top plate electrically connected to the conductive serpentine structures and farther electromagnetically connected thereto. In one embodiment the antenna further comprises a ground plane below the dielectric substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: Young-Min Jo, Young-Ki Kim, Kyu-Young Han, Sean F. Sullivan, Jay A. Kralovec
  • Patent number: 6486844
    Abstract: There is disclosed a meanderline loaded antenna comprising a ground plane, a non-driven vertical element affixed thereto, a driven vertical element and a shaped top radiating element conductively connected between the driven and non-driven vertical elements. One or more segments or regions of the top plate are resonant depending on the input signal frequency. Since top plate presents several such segments or portions, several different resonant frequencies (a band of closely spaced resonant frequencies or multiple bands of disparate resonant frequencies) are presented to the antenna driving signal, thus allowing the antenna to resonate at several different frequencies and bands. In another embodiment, the antenna comprises a plurality of top radiating elements in parallel spaced relation or in a single plane, wherein each top radiating element is resonant at a different frequency, when considered with the effective lengths of the other antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: SkyCross, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Thursby, Sean F. Sullivan, Floyd A. Asbury
  • Publication number: 20020158806
    Abstract: There is disclosed an antenna exhibiting resonance over a broad frequency band or over a plurality of closely-spaced frequency bands, comprising a ground plane, a non-driven element affixed substantially perpendicular to the ground plane, a driven element affixed substantially perpendicular to the ground plane and a horizontal conductor electrically connected between the driven and the non-driven elements and disposed substantially parallel to the ground plane. The non-driven and the driven elements further comprise periodic slow wave structures. The periodic slow wave structures are configured to provide a substantially constant propagation factor with respect to the applied signal frequency, such that the antenna exhibits broad resonance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Frank M. Caimi, Sean F. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6469675
    Abstract: There is disclosed a meanderline loaded antenna comprising a ground plane, two vertical elements orthogonally affixed thereto, and a horizontal element between the two vertical elements. A meanderline coupler interconnects the horizontal element, at each of its ends, to the vertical elements. The antenna further includes an additional radiating element extending from the horizontal element in approximately planer relationship therewith. Additionally, the antenna includes a tuning element extending from the horizontal element and forming an acute angle with the adjacent vertical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: ViaTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Young-Min Jo, Michael H. Thursby, Sean F. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6429820
    Abstract: There is disclosed a meanderline loaded antenna comprising a ground plane, a plurality of vertical elements orthogonally affixed thereto, a driven vertical element affixed thereto and a horizontal element between the vertical elements. All but one of the plurality of vertical elements have an effective electrical length that is a quarter wavelength of the antenna operating frequency. Thus, these vertical elements represent an open and do not effect the antenna performance characteristics. One of the plurality of vertical elements will be operative and therefore the antenna length comprises the length of the operative element, the length of the driven element, and the length of the top plate therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: SkyCross, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Thursby, Kerry L. Greer, Sean F. Sullivan, Young-Min Jo
  • Publication number: 20020024472
    Abstract: There is disclosed a meanderline loaded antenna comprising a ground plane, a non-driven vertical element affixed thereto, a driven vertical element and a shaped top radiating element conductively connected between the driven and non-driven vertical elements. One or more segments or regions of the top plate are resonant depending on the input signal frequency. Since top plate presents several such segments or portions, several different resonant frequencies (a band of closely spaced resonant frequencies or multiple bands of disparate resonant frequencies) are presented to the antenna driving signal, thus allowing the antenna to resonate at several different frequencies and bands. In another embodiment, the antenna comprises a plurality of top radiating elements in parallel spaced relation or in a single plane, wherein each top radiating element is resonant at a different frequency, when considered with the effective lengths of the other antenna elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Michael H. Thursby, Sean F. Sullivan, Floyd A. Asbury