Patents by Inventor Sean Riley

Sean Riley 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: 20190335990
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for surgically manipulating tissue. In general, the methods and devices can include an elongate retractor shaft having a distal retractor tip that is configured to manipulate tissue, for example the tip can be configured to separate muscle and nerve fibers surrounding a vertebra. The elongate retractor shaft can include an illumination source such that at least a portion of the surgical field is illuminated by the device when the device is used in the body. A sensor can also or alternatively be included on the elongate retractor shaft, for example on the blunt retraction tip, such that the sensor can monitor physiological parameters of the tissue in or adjacent to the surgical field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: John Riley Hawkins, Nicholas Pavento, Sean P. Selover, Michelle LeClerc
  • Patent number: 10398299
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for surgically manipulating tissue. In general, the methods and devices can include an elongate retractor shaft having a distal retractor tip that is configured to manipulate tissue, for example the tip can be configured to separate muscle and nerve fibers surrounding a vertebra. The elongate retractor shaft can include an illumination source such that at least a portion of the surgical field is illuminated by the device when the device is used in the body. A sensor can also or alternatively be included on the elongate retractor shaft, for example on the blunt retraction tip, such that the sensor can monitor physiological parameters of the tissue in or adjacent to the surgical field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Riley Hawkins, Nicholas Pavento, Sean P. Selover, Michelle LeClerc
  • Publication number: 20190240397
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a pumping mechanism having at least one sensor and a pump motor and a pump control subsystem configured to control operation of the pumping mechanism, the pump control subsystem including a processor, a memory, and a startup module configured to drive the pump motor at a first rate, receive input from the at least one sensor, and drive the pump motor at a second rate based on the input received from the at least one sensor. Startup algorithms command an infusion pump to reach a targeted delivery rate or steady state in minimal time without requiring priming of the pump line or otherwise engaging in known methods of pump startup analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Grant Adams, William Rossi, Jim Drost, Eric Wilkowske, Larry Zalesky, Taylor Dowden, Jacob Wander, Beth Kregel, Sean Riley
  • Patent number: 10293103
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a pumping mechanism having at least one sensor and a pump motor and a pump control subsystem configured to control operation of the pumping mechanism, the pump control subsystem including a processor, a memory, and a startup module configured to drive the pump motor at a first rate, receive input from the at least one sensor, and drive the pump motor at a second rate based on the input received from the at least one sensor. Startup algorithms command an infusion pump to reach a targeted delivery rate or steady state in minimal time without requiring priming of the pump line or otherwise engaging in known methods of pump startup analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adams, William Rossi, Jim Drost, Eric Wilkowske, Larry Zalesky, Taylor Dowden, Jacob Wander, Beth Kregel, Sean Riley
  • Publication number: 20180332064
    Abstract: A computing device computes a risk score for a user using a device based on a peer group identifier. Network activity measures characterize use of the device by the user. For each unique peer group identifier included in netflow records, a mean value is computed of each network activity measure. For each unique IP address and user identifier combination included in the netflow records, the mean value of each network activity measure is selected for a peer group identifier of the user; a risk score is computed by comparing each network activity measure for the unique IP address and user identifier combination to the selected mean value for the respective network activity measure; and when the risk score exceeds a predefined alert threshold, a high risk alert indicator is set indicating that the device is being used in an anomalous manner relative to other devices monitored by the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Bryan C. Harris, Glen R. Goodwin, Sean Riley Dyer, Alexius Kofi Ameyaw Boakye, JR., Christopher Francis Smith, Pankaj Ramesh Telang, Damian Tane Herrick, Edwin Kenton Brown, Justin Conrad Fleck
  • Patent number: 9854065
    Abstract: A system configured to provide one or more virtual spaces that are accessible to users. The virtual spaces may be provided such that an enhanced level of interactivity between the virtual spaces and the Web, including resources that communicate with the system via the Internet (e.g., via users, websites, webpages, other web resources, etc.) and/or other networks. To provide this enhanced level of interactivity, the system may enable interactions between an instance of a virtual space and the Web (e.g., queries, commands, communication, administrative controls, etc.) via a standard web protocol, such as a HyperText Transfer Protocol (e.g., http, https, etc.) and/or other standard web protocols. Since interactions take place between the instance of the virtual space and the Web via a standard web protocol, the instance of the virtual space may interact directly with Web resources such as web servers, web browsers, websites, webpages, and/or other Web resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Raphael Koster, Sean Riley, John Donham
  • Patent number: 9550121
    Abstract: A system and method for providing virtual spaces, where a character associated with a user can be manifested within instances of a plurality of the different virtual spaces. Since a single character can be manifested within instances of different virtual spaces, the character can be transferred by the corresponding user between instances of different virtual spaces and controlled by the user to interact with the different virtual spaces. When the user transfers the character between instances of different virtual spaces (and/or different types of virtual spaces), various aspects of the character may persist between the different virtual spaces (and/or the different types of virtual spaces). This may provide an enhanced continuity to the character between the different virtual spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Raph Koster, John Donham, Sean Riley
  • Publication number: 20160346462
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a pumping mechanism having at least one sensor and a pump motor and a pump control subsystem configured to control operation of the pumping mechanism, the pump control subsystem including a processor, a memory, and a startup module configured to drive the pump motor at a first rate, receive input from the at least one sensor, and drive the pump motor at a second rate based on the input received from the at least one sensor. Startup algorithms command an infusion pump to reach a targeted delivery rate or steady state in minimal time without requiring priming of the pump line or otherwise engaging in known methods of pump startup analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant ADAMS, William ROSSI, Jim DROST, Eric WILKOWSKE, Larry ZALESKY, Taylor DOWDEN, Jacob WANDER, Beth KREGEL, Sean RILEY
  • Patent number: 9403087
    Abstract: A system and method for associating virtual spaces with physical analogs in the real world. Associating virtual spaces with physical analogs may enable various aspects of the virtual spaces, such as the content of the virtual spaces, the manner in which the virtual spaces are accessed by users, and/or other aspects of the virtual spaces, to correspond to the real world. For example, upon initiation of a client that provides a view of one or more virtual spaces to a user, the user may automatically be provided with a view of a virtual space associated with one or more physical analogs that are proximate to the user in the real world. As another example, content within the virtual space may reflect ambient conditions at or near associated physical analog(s), the presence and/or condition of objects at or near the associated physical analog(s), the location and/or condition of the physical analog(s), and/or other information related to the physical analog in the real world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Riley
  • Publication number: 20150304454
    Abstract: A system configured to provide one or more virtual spaces that are accessible to users. The virtual spaces may be provided such that an enhanced level of interactivity between the virtual spaces and the Web, including resources that communicate with the system via the Internet (e.g., via users, websites, webpages, other web resources, etc.) and/or other networks. To provide this enhanced level of interactivity, the system may enable interactions between an instance of a virtual space and the Web (e.g., queries, commands, communication, administrative controls, etc.) via a standard web protocol, such as a HyperText Transfer Protocol (e.g., http, https, etc.) and/or other standard web protocols. Since interactions take place between the instance of the virtual space and the Web via a standard web protocol, the instance of the virtual space may interact directly with Web resources such as web servers, web browsers, websites, webpages, and/or other Web resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Raph KOSTER, Sean RILEY, John DONHAM
  • Patent number: 9100249
    Abstract: A system configured to provide one or more virtual spaces that are accessible to users. The virtual spaces may be provided such that an enhanced level of interactivity between the virtual spaces and the Web, including resources that communicate with the system via the Internet (e.g., via users, websites, webpages, other web resources, etc.) and/or other networks. To provide this enhanced level of interactivity, the system may enable interactions between an instance of a virtual space and the Web (e.g., queries, commands, communication, administrative controls, etc.) via a standard web protocol, such as a HyperText Transfer Protocol (e.g., http, https, etc.) and/or other standard web protocols. Since interactions take place between the instance of the virtual space and the Web via a standard web protocol, the instance of the virtual space may interact directly with Web resources such as web servers, web browsers, websites, webpages, and/or other Web resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Metaplace, Inc.
    Inventors: Raph Koster, Sean Riley, John Donham
  • Patent number: 8627212
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a view of a virtual space to a user in a banner ad of a webpage. This enables an advertiser to provide content that is not merely static or scripted, but instead enabled provision of content through a web ad that represents activity within a virtual space (e.g., interactions of other users with the virtual space, content that changes based on current or recent events, etc.) in real time (or near real time). The provision of a virtual space in a web ad may be more effective than conventional web ad content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: MP 1, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Riley, John Donham
  • Patent number: 8402377
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a view of a virtual space to a user in a banner ad of a webpage. This enables an advertiser to provide content that is not merely static or scripted, but instead enabled provision of content through a web ad that represents activity within a virtual space (e.g., interactions of other users with the virtual space, content that changes based on current or recent events, etc.) in real time (or near real time). The provision of a virtual space in a web ad may be more effective than conventional web ad content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: MP 1, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Riley, John Donham
  • Publication number: 20120239412
    Abstract: A method for providing a quality assurance tool for patient care environments may include receiving clinical data indicative of incidence of patient conditions within a patient population associated with an organization, receiving organizational usage data indicative of organizational supply usage related to the patient conditions, and providing for generation of a report fusing the clinical data and the organizational usage data. A corresponding computer program product and apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Sean Riley
  • Publication number: 20120221417
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a view of a virtual space to a user in a banner ad of a webpage. This enables an advertiser to provide content that is not merely static or scripted, but instead enabled provision of content through a web ad that represents activity within a virtual space (e.g., interactions of other users with the virtual space, content that changes based on current or recent events, etc.) in real time (or near real time). The provision of a virtual space in a web ad may be more effective than conventional web ad content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: MP 1, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Riley, John Donham
  • Patent number: 8196050
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a view of a virtual space to a user in a banner ad of a webpage. This enables an advertiser to provide content that is not merely static or scripted, but instead enabled provision of content through a web ad that represents activity within a virtual space (e.g., interactions of other users with the virtual space, content that changes based on current or recent events, etc.) in real time (or near real time). The provision of a virtual space in a web ad may be more effective than conventional web ad content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: MP 1, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Riley, John Donham
  • Publication number: 20120059881
    Abstract: A system and method for providing virtual spaces, where a character associated with a user can be manifested within instances of a plurality of the different virtual spaces. Since a single character can be manifested within instances of different virtual spaces, the character can be transferred by the corresponding user between instances of different virtual spaces and controlled by the user to interact with the different virtual spaces. When the user transfers the character between instances of different virtual spaces (and/or different types of virtual spaces), various aspects of the character may persist between the different virtual spaces (and/or the different types of virtual spaces). This may provide an enhanced continuity to the character between the different virtual spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Metaplace, Inc.
    Inventors: RAPH KOSTER, John Donham, Sean Riley
  • Patent number: 8066571
    Abstract: A system and method for providing virtual spaces, where a character associated with a user can be manifested within instances of a plurality of the different virtual spaces. Since a single character can be manifested within instances of different virtual spaces, the character can be transferred by the corresponding user between instances of different virtual spaces and controlled by the user to interact with the different virtual spaces. When the user transfers the character between instances of different virtual spaces (and/or different types of virtual spaces), various aspects of the character may persist between the different virtual spaces (and/or the different types of virtual spaces). This may provide an enhanced continuity to the character between the different virtual spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Metaplace, Inc.
    Inventors: Raph Koster, John Donham, Sean Riley
  • Publication number: 20100095213
    Abstract: A system configured to provide one or more virtual spaces that are accessible to users. The virtual spaces may be provided such that an enhanced level of interactivity between the virtual spaces and the Web, including resources that communicate with the system via the Internet (e.g., via users, websites, webpages, other web resources, etc.) and/or other networks. To provide this enhanced level of interactivity, the system may enable interactions between an instance of a virtual space and the Web (e.g., queries, commands, communication, administrative controls, etc.) via a standard web protocol, such as a HyperText Transfer Protocol (e.g., http, https, etc.) and/or other standard web protocols. Since interactions take place between the instance of the virtual space and the Web via a standard web protocol, the instance of the virtual space may interact directly with Web resources such as web servers, web browsers, websites, webpages, and/or other Web resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Raph Koster, Sean Riley, John Donham
  • Patent number: 7658447
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention relates to a vehicle seat (10). The vehicle seat (10) comprises a seat back (14) coupled to a vehicle (5) by a base bracket (26) or directly to the vehicle. A seat base (12) is coupled to the seat back and configured to rotate from a seating position (18) to a stored position (20). A leg assembly (40) is coupled to the seat base (12) and configured to rotate from a deployed position to a retracted position. An indicator (50) is coupled to the seat base (12) to indicate a predetermined condition of the seat base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Milton S. Soditch, Sean A. Riley, Vladimir Nastevski, Douglas A. Siewert, Brian Holder, Robert A. Wilson