Patents by Inventor Sean James Coyle

Sean James Coyle 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: 20220233148
    Abstract: A smart device may assist a user in aligning an otoscope of an otoscope clip device with a camera of the smart device. A model identification may be determined. The model identification may indicate a model associated with the smart device. An alignment image may be determined using the model identification. The alignment image may be displayed on the display of the smart device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Max Hunter Knecht, Mark Adiletta, Orion Fields, Stephen Hayes, Alexandra Gross, Asna Khan, Maya Varadan, Eleanor F. Small, Sean James Coyle
  • Patent number: 11389636
    Abstract: A needleless connector caps is provided with one or more vents allowing air to pass around the cap, for example in a case where a cap may be accidentally lodged in a position completely concentric with a patient's throat. Configuration of structural elements making up a cap exterior can provide one or more openings or channels in the cap that remain unblocked and extend from the base to the top side of the cap forming one or more vents allowing air to pass through the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Sean James Coyle
  • Publication number: 20220000342
    Abstract: A device for attaching an optical element, such as an otoscope, to a smart phone for diagnosing and/or identifying problems of an outer ear, a middle ear, and/or an ear canal of a patient. The device may comprise a main body. The main body may comprise an aperture and a first engagement member configured to engage with a second engagement structure that belongs to the optical element. A first surface may be connected to the main body and configured may be to contact a first smart phone surface. A piston may be provided that may comprises a second surface that may be parallel to the first surface and may be configured to contact a second smart phone surface. A threaded knob may be provided and may be connected to the piston through the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Max Hunter Knecht, Stephen Anton, Sean James Coyle, Nathan Wald, Eleanor F. Small, Nicole Kaminsky
  • Publication number: 20180369561
    Abstract: A needleless connector caps is provided with one or more vents allowing air to pass around the cap, for example in a case where a cap may be accidentally lodged in a position completely concentric with a patient's throat. Configuration of structural elements making up a cap exterior can provide one or more openings or channels in the cap that remain unblocked and extend from the base to the top side of the cap forming one or more vents allowing air to pass through the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Sean James Coyle
  • Publication number: 20140257106
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are disclosed for displaying, on a confidence gauge comprising a set of lights, a confidence level of whether a blood vessel is an artery or a vein, wherein a number of illuminated lights of the set of lights indicates the confidence level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Smok Signals LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smok, Sheela Blaise, Sean James Coyle, Lauren Mayer, Matt Schurmann, Daniel Velez, Bruce McNair, Vikki Hazelwood
  • Patent number: 8764663
    Abstract: A apparatus and a method are disclosed for transmitting a signal directed to a blood vessel via a Doppler ultrasound waveform apparatus, receiving, by the Doppler ultrasound waveform apparatus, a reflected signal from the blood vessel; and determining, by a processing device, whether the blood vessel is an artery or a vein based on a blood flow velocity in the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smok, Sheela Blaise, Sean James Coyle, Lauren Mayer, Matt Schurmann, Daniel Velez, Bruce McNair, Vikki Hazelwood
  • Publication number: 20130197367
    Abstract: A apparatus and a method are disclosed for transmitting a signal directed to a blood vessel via a Doppler ultrasound waveform apparatus, receiving, by the Doppler ultrasound waveform apparatus, a reflected signal from the blood vessel; and determining, by a processing device, whether the blood vessel is an artery or a vein based on a blood flow velocity in the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smok, Sheela Blaise, Sean James Coyle, Lauren Mayer, Matt Schurmann, Daniel Velez, Bruce McNair, Vikki Hazelwood
  • Patent number: 7546771
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sensing pressure in a hostile environment are described. In one example embodiment, a microwave radar based sensor is provided. The sensor is coupled to a signal conditioning unit. The signal conditioning unit includes at least one of a processor configured to determine a sensor value and a memory having pre-stored values therein, the pre-stored values representing possible sensor values. Each pre-stored value is assigned a respective pressure. The method includes operating the signal conditioning unit to sample a signal generated by the sensor, operating the signal conditioning unit to correlate a characteristic of the sampled signal to a pre-stored value having an assigned pressure, and operating the signal conditioning unit to generate a signal representative of the assigned pressure of the pre-stored value that is correlated to the sampled signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Sean James Coyle
  • Publication number: 20080216581
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sensing pressure in a hostile environment are described. In one example embodiment, a microwave radar based sensor is provided. The sensor is coupled to a signal conditioning unit. The signal conditioning unit includes at least one of a processor configured to determine a sensor value and a memory having pre-stored values therein, the pre-stored values representing possible sensor values. Each pre-stored value is assigned a respective pressure. The method includes operating the signal conditioning unit to sample a signal generated by the sensor, operating the signal conditioning unit to correlate a characteristic of the sampled signal to a pre-stored value having an assigned pressure, and operating the signal conditioning unit to generate a signal representative of the assigned pressure of the pre-stored value that is correlated to the sampled signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: Sean James Coyle
  • Patent number: 7299700
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sensing pressure in a hostile environment are described. In one example embodiment, a microwave radar based sensor is provided. The sensor is coupled to a signal conditioning unit. The signal conditioning unit includes at least one of a processor configured to determine a sensor value and a memory having pre-stored values therein, the pre-stored values representing possible sensor values. Each pre-stored value is assigned a respective pressure. The method includes operating the signal conditioning unit to sample a signal generated by the sensor, operating the signal conditioning unit to correlate a characteristic of the sampled signal to a pre-stored value having an assigned pressure, and operating the signal conditioning unit to generate a signal representative of the assigned pressure of the pre-stored value that is correlated to the sampled signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Sean James Coyle