Patents by Inventor Sean McNeil

Sean McNeil 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: 10821906
    Abstract: A method for supporting a surfboard during vehicular transport includes positioning an apparatus in a backseat of a convertible such that the apparatus stands on each of two seats of the backset; using seatbelts in the backset of the convertible, securing the apparatus against backs of the seats; with the top of the convertible down, positioning the surfboard onto a top of a frame of a windshield of the convertible while positioning the surfboard onto a platform of the apparatus; and securing the surfboard to the platform using one or more straps. The surfboard is supported on the convertible by the windshield frame and by the platform of the apparatus that has been stood up in the backseat of the convertible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hensler Imagineering, LLC
    Inventors: Morgan Layne Hensler, Robert Sean Hensler, Raeshon Lamont McNeil
  • Patent number: 10813651
    Abstract: A collector used to collect bone includes: a container body defining an interior containment space for receiving and retaining collected bone, and having at least one open end for access and removal of collected bone from the interior containment space; and a cap in covering relation to the open end of the container body such that access to the interior containment space for removal of collected bone is inhibited. The collector includes an intake port defining an opening for receiving therein a distal end of a kerrison rongeur for collecting cut bone from a cutting area thereof, and the cap includes at least one scraper for engaging and dislodging cut bone from the cutting area of a distal end of a kerrison rongeur when received within the intake port. The collector preferably is used with a kerrison-type rongeur for collecting cut bone therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: H & M Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas Eric Melin, Ryan Shane Gorman, Raeshon Lamont Mcneil, Michael Morgan Starkey, Thomas James Philpott
  • Publication number: 20200268948
    Abstract: Various forms of anti-clog suction tips apparatus are disclosed. An exemplary anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip assembly having a suction tip with a suction opening at a first end thereof for removing debris through suction, a hose attachment portion for attaching the suction tip assembly to a suction source, and an ejection wire channel. The apparatus further includes an ejection wire assembly having an ejection wire extending within the channel and an ejection button integral with or connected to the ejection wire. Applying a force to the ejection button advances the ejection wire through the channel such that an end portion of the ejection wire enters the suction tip and dislodges debris clogging the suction tip. The ejection wire may include an enlarged end portion such as, for example a ball tip. One or more of the components of the apparatus may be single-use and disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Juan Carlos Perez, Thomas Eric Melin, Kenneth D. BALLARD
  • Patent number: 10684622
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a vehicle dynamics monitor for an autonomous vehicle. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure can determine, based on data received from one or more sensors of an autonomous vehicle, that an anomaly exists in an interface between at least one tire of the autonomous vehicle and a road surface. Responsive to determining that the anomaly exists: a motion plan for the autonomous vehicle that takes into account the anomaly can be determined; and one or more controls of the autonomous vehicle can be interfaced with to implement the motion plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Sean McNeil, Aaron L. Greenfield
  • Patent number: 10646628
    Abstract: Various forms of anti-clog suction tips apparatus are disclosed. An exemplary anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip assembly having a suction tip with a suction opening at a first end thereof for removing debris through suction, a hose attachment portion for attaching the suction tip assembly to a suction source, and an ejection wire channel. The apparatus further includes an ejection wire assembly having an ejection wire extending within the channel and an ejection button integral with or connected to the ejection wire. Applying a force to the ejection button advances the ejection wire through the channel such that an end portion of the ejection wire enters the suction tip and dislodges debris clogging the suction tip. The ejection wire may include an enlarged end portion such as, for example a ball tip. One or more of the components of the apparatus may be single-use and disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Juan Carlos Perez, Thomas Eric Melin, Kenneth D. Ballard
  • Publication number: 20200010020
    Abstract: A method for supporting a surfboard during vehicular transport includes positioning an apparatus in a backseat of a convertible such that the apparatus stands on each of two seats of the backset; using seatbelts in the backset of the convertible, securing the apparatus against backs of the seats; with the top of the convertible down, positioning the surfboard onto a top of a frame of a windshield of the convertible while positioning the surfboard onto a platform of the apparatus; and securing the surfboard to the platform using one or more straps. The surfboard is supported on the convertible by the windshield frame and by the platform of the apparatus that has been stood up in the backseat of the convertible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Morgan Layne HENSLER, Robert Sean HENSLER, Raeshon Lamont McNeil
  • Patent number: 10520012
    Abstract: A rod end includes a shaft and a head extending from the shaft. The head has an opening extending therethrough. The rod end includes a spherical bearing rotatably disposed in the opening. The spherical bearing is manufactured from an austenitic stainless steel alloy that includes 16 to 17 weight percent chromium and 0.1 to 0.18 weight percent nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Roller Bearing Company of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott McNeil, Sean Vintinner
  • Publication number: 20190298482
    Abstract: A collector used to collect bone includes: a container body defining an interior containment space for receiving and retaining collected bone, and having at least one open end for access and removal of collected bone from the interior containment space; and a cap in covering relation to the open end of the container body such that access to the interior containment space for removal of collected bone is inhibited. The collector includes an intake port defining an opening for receiving therein a distal end of a kerrison rongeur for collecting cut bone from a cutting area thereof, and the cap includes at least one scraper for engaging and dislodging cut bone from the cutting area of a distal end of a kerrison rongeur when received within the intake port. The collector preferably is used with a kerrison rongeur for collecting cut bone therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas Eric MELIN, Ryan Shane GORMAN, Raeshon Lamont MCNEIL, Michael Morgan STARKEY, Thomas James PHILPOTT
  • Patent number: 10321971
    Abstract: A collector used to collect bone includes: a container body defining an interior containment space for receiving and retaining collected bone, and having at least one open end for access and removal of collected bone from the interior containment space; and a cap in covering relation to the open end of the container body such that access to the interior containment space for removal of collected bone is inhibited. The collector includes an intake port defining an opening for receiving therein a distal end of a kerrison rongeur for collecting cut bone from a cutting area thereof, and the cap includes at least one scraper for engaging and dislodging cut bone from the cutting area of a distal end of a kerrison rongeur when received within the intake port. The collector preferably is used with a kerrison rongeur for collecting cut bone therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: H&M INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas Eric Melin, Ryan Shane Gorman, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Michael Morgan Starkey, Thomas James Philpott
  • Publication number: 20190155289
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a vehicle dynamics monitor for an autonomous vehicle. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure can determine, based on data received from one or more sensors of an autonomous vehicle, that an anomaly exists in an interface between at least one tire of the autonomous vehicle and a road surface. Responsive to determining that the anomaly exists: a motion plan for the autonomous vehicle that takes into account the anomaly can be determined; and one or more controls of the autonomous vehicle can be interfaced with to implement the motion plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Sean McNeil, Aaron L. Greenfield
  • Publication number: 20190076024
    Abstract: A wearable patient device is provided that includes one or more sensors. The one or more sensors can record one or both of ECG information or phonocardiographic information. The sensor information can be used to determine the blood pressure of a monitored individual, including on a continuous basis. Blood pressure can be determined using one or both of a determined time to empty or fill one or more heart chambers or first and second blood velocities. Vital sign information can be provided to a monitoring individual, including graphical representations of trend information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Luke J. Gosink, Sean McNeil, Juan M. Brandi-Lozano, Ryan Williams, Joseph R. Bruce, Jonathon D. McCall