Patents by Inventor Sean Martin

Sean Martin 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: 20190207579
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an apparatus to filter radio-frequencies in a plasma-based processing device. In various embodiments, an RF filter device includes a number of substantially-planar spiral-filters electrically coupled to and substantially parallel to each other in a spaced-apart arrangement. In one embodiment, each of the planar spiral-filters is coupled to an adjacent one of the planar spiral filters as either an inside-to-inside electrical connection or an outside-to-outside electrical connection based on an arrangement of the successive spirals so as to increase a total value of inductance. Other methods, devices, apparatuses, and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Kelly O'Brien, Seyed Jafar Jafarian-Tehrani, Hema Swaroop Mopidevi, Neil Martin Paul Benjamin, Jason Augustino
  • Patent number: 10289194
    Abstract: A ride system for an amusement park includes a ride vehicle configured to accommodate a rider and configured to travel along a ride path, a head mounted display configured to be worn by the rider, and a control system. The control system is configured to display a virtual instruction to the rider via the head mounted display, receive a signal from a user input device associated with the rider, determine that the signal received from the user input device corresponds to the virtual instruction, and trigger a movement of the ride vehicle in response to determining that the signal corresponds to the virtual instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Sean David McCracken, Eric Lawrence Merz, Patrick Devin Boyle, Justin Michael Schwartz, Thomas Martin Geraghty
  • Publication number: 20190108197
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the testing of a data sample involves a computing device carrying out the following actions: displaying a data sample on a user interface; receiving, via the user interface, a selection of a test to be performed on the data sample; receiving, via the user interface, an input of a result of the test; generating, in a graph database, a vertex representing a visual indicator corresponding to the input result; and creating, in the graph database, an association between the vertex representing the visual indicator and a vertex representing a file containing the displayed data sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: John Bonk, Ryan Gilsdorf, James Michael Morse, Jason Aguilon, David Andrew Haila, Matthew Sanders, Patrick Corwin Kujawa, Robert Reed Becker, Sean Martin Kelly Burke, Stephen Bush
  • Patent number: 10216706
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the testing of a data sample involves a computing device carrying out the following actions: displaying a data sample on a user interface; receiving, via the user interface, a selection of a test to be performed on the data sample; receiving, via the user interface, an input of a result of the test; generating, in a graph database, a vertex representing a visual indicator corresponding to the input result; and creating, in the graph database, an association between the vertex representing the visual indicator and a vertex representing a file containing the displayed data sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Workiva Inc.
    Inventors: John Bonk, Ryan Gilsdorf, James Michael Morse, Jason Aguilon, David Andrew Haila, Matthew Sanders, Patrick Corwin Kujawa, Robert Reed Becker, Sean Martin Kelly Burke, Stephen Bush
  • Publication number: 20190057064
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the testing of a data sample involves a computing device carrying out the following actions: displaying a data sample on a user interface; receiving, via the user interface, a selection of a test to be performed on the data sample; receiving, via the user interface, an input of a result of the test; generating, in a graph database, a vertex representing a visual indicator corresponding to the input result; and creating, in the graph database, an association between the vertex representing the visual indicator and a vertex representing a file containing the displayed data sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: John Bonk, Ryan Gilsdorf, James Michael Morse, Jason Aguilon, David Andrew Haila, Matthew Sanders, Patrick Corwin Kujawa, Robert Reed Becker, Sean Martin Kelly Burke, Stephen Bush
  • Publication number: 20180322728
    Abstract: Gaming devices and methods are set forth which provide for determination of the movement of a player's face or body and to use the determination for providing a motion parallax effect to content provided from a remote source at a portion of a video display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Bryan M. KELLY, Stephen PATTON, Sean MARTIN, Martin LYONS, Rod ANG, Randy HEDRICK
  • Patent number: 10089817
    Abstract: Devices and methods are set forth which provide for determination of relative movement between a user and an auto-stereo electronic display and for using the relative movement for applying a motion parallax effect to the display of auto-stereo content and for applying or removing the motion parallax effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Stephen Patton, Sean Martin, Martin Lyons, Rod Ang, Randy Hedrick
  • Patent number: 10083568
    Abstract: Gaming devices and methods are set forth which provide for face or body tracking to provide a three-dimensional effect to at least a portion of the content displayed. A first display overlays at least a portion of a second display for an auto-stereo electronic display. The first display is adapted to be controlled to be transparent or display vertical barrier lines. The second display displays auto-stereo images of content in coordination with presentation of the vertical barrier lines, to provide a three dimensional effect based on the face or body tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Stephen Patton, Sean Martin, Martin Lyons, Rod Ang, Randy Hedrick
  • Patent number: 10080462
    Abstract: A sprayhead for a pour over coffee brewing machine for delivering hot water to coffee grounds held in a brew basket therebelow, has a housing with a water inlet at one end thereof, which is connectable to an intermittent source of hot water. A holding chamber for accumulating a quantity of hot water therein is located within the housing and is connected to the water inlet. A dispensing chamber is located within the housing and below the holding chamber, in use. A bell siphon located in the holding chamber delivers the accumulated quantity of water from the holding chamber to the dispensing chamber, and then to the coffee grounds, once the water level in the holding chamber rises above an open end of a siphon tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Martin Moran, Paul Drewry Pearson, Paul Francis Stack
  • Patent number: 9922491
    Abstract: Gaming devices and methods are set forth which provide for face or body tracking to provide a three-dimensional effect to at least apportion of the content displayed. A first video display overlays at least a portion of a second video display. The first display is adapted to be controlled to be transparent or display vertical lenticular lines. The second display displays video content. In response to a command the first display assumes a lenticular configuration to cooperate with the display of video content on the second display to provide a three dimensional effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Stephen Earl Patton, Sean Martin, Martin Lyons, Rod Ang, Randy Hedrick
  • Patent number: 9895019
    Abstract: A device for use in the preparation of beverages, for managing the draw-off of water from a source of hot water comprises a chamber having a base, a cylindrical wall mounted on the base and a top section. An inlet and a return outlet are mounted in the base, and both the inlet and the return outlet are connectable to a source of hot water. Three draw-off outlets are also mounted in the base. The return outlet consists of a hollow tube section, which passes through the base to form a stand pipe. In use, hot water is introduced into the chamber through inlet and the chamber is orientated such that return outlet is positioned above the inlet. The inlet flow rate is equal to or greater than the draw-off flow rate, and any excess volume of hot water in the chamber is returnable, to the source of hot water, through the return outlet, thereby creating a constant head of water above the draw-off outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Martin Moran, Paul Drewry Pearson, Paul Francis Stack
  • Patent number: 9821221
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a virtual player interface such as button deck for a gaming device. The interface includes a touch screen display which displays one or more button icons. The size, shape and location of the button icons may be reconfigured based upon player interaction or selection. Button functions or selections may be combined into a single button. The button reconfiguration may be saved to a player account to be applied when the player uses the gaming device or other applicable device. Haptic or audible feedback may be applied to the button icon based upon the location of the player's touch relative to a target position on the icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Patton, Martin Lyons, Bryan Kelly, Julia Childs, Sean Martin
  • Publication number: 20170256125
    Abstract: Gaming devices and methods are set forth which provide for face or body tracking to provide a three-dimensional effect to at least apportion of the content displayed. A first video display overlays at least a portion of a second video display. The first display is adapted to be controlled to be transparent or display vertical lenticular lines. The second display displays video content. In response to a command the first display assumes a lenticular configuration to cooperate with the display of video content on the second display to provide a three dimensional effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Stephen Earl Patton, Sean Martin, Martin Lyons, Rod Ang, Randy Hedrick
  • Patent number: 9728033
    Abstract: Devices and methods are set forth to perform operations that perform head tracking of a player of a wagering game machine. The operations can further include presenting different auto-stereo content in response to determining the movement of the head of the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Stephen Patton, Sean Martin, Martin Lyons, Rod Ang, Randy Hedrick
  • Patent number: 9728032
    Abstract: Gaming devices and methods are set forth which provide for face or body tracking to generate content concurrently displayed with several degrees of the motion parallax effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Stephen Patton, Sean Martin, Martin Lyons, Rod Ang, Randy Hedrick
  • Publication number: 20170189796
    Abstract: Gaming devices and methods are set forth which provide for face or body tracking to provide gesture input and also to generate content displayed based upon several degrees of the motion parallax effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Bally Gaming Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Stephen Patton, Sean Martin, Martin Lyons, Rod Ang, Randy Hedrick
  • Publication number: 20170043046
    Abstract: An air freshener assembly for releasing a chemical scent into an area includes a vent that may be positioned within an air duct. A filter is removably coupled to the vent. The filter is infused with a chemical scent such that the filter may release the chemical scent into the air urged by the air duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventor: Sean Martin
  • Publication number: 20170028295
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a virtual player interface such as button deck for a gaming device. The interface includes a touch screen display which displays one or more button icons. The size, shape and location of the button icons may be reconfigured based upon player interaction or selection. Button functions or selections may be combined into a single button. The button reconfiguration may be saved to a player account to be applied when the player uses the gaming device or other applicable device. Haptic or audible feedback may be applied to the button icon based upon the location of the player's touch relative to a target position on the icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: BALLY GAMING, INC.
    Inventors: STEPHEN PATTON, MARTIN LYONS, BRYAN KELLY, JULIA CHILDS, SEAN MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20160292361
    Abstract: A data collection and recommendation system collect data and a recommendation is generated. The information collected may be, for example, data from patients getting general blood tests. This information can include age, lifestyle, sex, and blood test results. A user accessing the system may receive a recommendation that is based on real user information. For example, a user with elevated cholesterol may be able to see that an additional 20 minutes of exercise, 4-5 days a week, could result, based on others in this same age range, in a reduction in total cholesterol of 15 points. Such a recommendation provides a user with concrete, real data that can be used to motivate and lead the user toward their goal. The system may be used not only for medical information, but in any area where data is collected and a recommendation made based on the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventor: Sean Martin
  • Publication number: 20160098889
    Abstract: Gaming devices and methods are set forth which provide for face or body tracking to provide a three-dimensional effect to at least apportion of the content displayed. A first video display overlays at least a portion of a second video display. The first display is adapted to be controlled to be transparent or display vertical lenticular lines. The second display displays video content. In response to a command the first display assumes a lenticular configuration to cooperate with the display of video content on the second display to provide a three dimensional effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Stephen Earl Patton, Sean Martin, Martin Lyons, Rod Ang, Randy Hedrick