Patents by Inventor Sean Tucker

Sean Tucker 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: 10735686
    Abstract: Enhanced content consumption is provided by establishing a pairing between two computing devices, wherein at least one of the two computing devices provides a primary consumption experience of a digital content item, so that a secondary consumption experience can be provided via operation of at least one of the two computing devices. The method further comprises presenting, using at least one of the two computing devices, the digital content item for consumption by a user. The method further comprises performing one or more supplemental consumption functions with the other of the two computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Gammill, Stacey Law, Jeff Tucker, Sean Kollenkark
  • Publication number: 20200155804
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes devices, systems, and methods for intravascularly delivering an implantable device to a targeted anatomical site such as the mitral annulus. A delivery system includes a delivery member coupled to a handle assembly and extending distally from the handle assembly. A delivery catheter is concentrically positioned within an outer member and configured to advance the intravascular device relative to the outer member. The delivery catheter includes a distal can structure configured to house at least a portion of the intravascular device in a compressed, pre-deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Randolf von Oepen, Francisco Valencia, Sean A. McNiven, Timothy C. Reynolds, Rommel Cababaro Lumauig, Shengmin Mei, Hugo A. Cobar, Daniel Tucker Wallace
  • Patent number: 10655612
    Abstract: A linear energy harvesting device that includes a housing and a piston that moves at least partially through the housing when it is compressed or extended from a rest position. When the piston moves, hydraulic fluid is pressurized and drives a hydraulic motor. The hydraulic motor drives an electric generator that produces electricity. Both the motor and generator are central to the device housing. Exemplary configurations are disclosed such as monotube, twin-tube, tri-tube and rotary based designs that each incorporates an integrated energy harvesting apparatus. By varying the electrical characteristics on an internal generator, the kinematic characteristics of the energy harvesting apparatus can be dynamically altered. In another mode, the apparatus can be used as an actuator to create linear movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Clive Tucker, Ross J. Wendell, Zackary Martin Anderson, Evan Moen, Johannes Schneider, Zachary J. Jackowski, Sean C. Morton
  • Patent number: 10495073
    Abstract: A linear energy harvesting device that includes a housing and a piston that moves at least partially through the housing when it is compressed or extended from a rest position. When the piston moves, hydraulic fluid is pressurized and drives a hydraulic motor. The hydraulic motor drives an electric generator that produces electricity. Both the motor and generator are central to the device housing. Exemplary configurations are disclosed such as monotube, twin-tube, tri-tube and rotary based designs that each incorporates an integrated energy harvesting apparatus. By varying the electrical characteristics on an internal generator, the kinematic characteristics of the energy harvesting apparatus can be dynamically altered. In another mode, the apparatus can be used as an actuator to create linear movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Clive Tucker, Ross J. Wendell, Zackary Martin Anderson, Evan Moen, Johannes Schneider, Zachary J. Jackowski, Sean C. Morton
  • Publication number: 20190338760
    Abstract: A linear energy harvesting device that includes a housing and a piston that moves at least partially through the housing when it is compressed or extended from a rest position. When the piston moves, hydraulic fluid is pressurized and drives a hydraulic motor. The hydraulic motor drives an electric generator that produces electricity. Both the motor and generator are central to the device housing. Exemplary configurations are disclosed such as monotube, twin-tube, tri-tube and rotary based designs that each incorporates an integrated energy harvesting apparatus. By varying the electrical characteristics on an internal generator, the kinematic characteristics of the energy harvesting apparatus can be dynamically altered. In another mode, the apparatus can be used as an actuator to create linear movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Clive Tucker, Ross J. Wendell, Zackary Martin Anderson, Evan Moen, Johannes Schneider, Zachary J. Jackowski, Sean C. Morton
  • Publication number: 20190252137
    Abstract: A wall box may provide adjustable support for a control device, such as a keypad, to allow for level alignment of the control device when mounted to the wall box. The wall box may have an adjustable support frame to which the control device may be mounted. When the control device is mounted to the support frame of the wall box, the support frame may be rotated to adjust the alignment of the control device. In addition, the wall box may comprise one or more projections configured to be received in respective detents in notched surfaces of the control device to allow for adjustment of the alignment of the control device. Further, the wall box may have a modular assembly and may be constructed from a central portion and two side portions at the time of installation of the wall box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew P. McDonald, Sean Tucker
  • Publication number: 20190230762
    Abstract: A control device for controlling power delivered to an electrical load may illuminate an area around a button of the control device, such as a gap formed between the button and an opening of a faceplate of the control device. The control device may illuminate the gap to provide a nightlight feature, to provide feedback (e.g., a status of the electrical load), and/or to indicate a selected preset. The button may have a cap portion that may be actuated by a user and a diffuser portion that may contact a rear surface of the cap portion and may conduct light emitted by an internal light source to illuminate the gap around the button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew P. McDonald, Sean Tucker
  • Publication number: 20190109443
    Abstract: A temperature control system may include a temperature control device, an electrical wall box having a hole for passing a wire or cable into the wall box, and a gland configured to be inserted into the hole of the wall box. The temperature control device may include a temperature sensor. The wall box may be configured to be mounted to a wall. The temperature control device may be configured to be mounted to the wall box such that the temperature sensor is located within the wall box. A wire or cable may be passed from a wall cavity of the wall, through the gland once inserted into the hole of the wall box, into an interior of the wall box, and attached to the temperature control device. The gland and the wall box may be configured to prevent air within the wall cavity from entering the wall box when the wire or cable is passed into the wall box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil V. Bhate, Joseph M. Nichols, Sean Tucker
  • Publication number: 20180161458
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for generating an immunogenic response in humans. Further provided are methods for designing such compositions, e.g., for vaccines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Vaxart, Inc.
    Inventors: George Trager, Sean Tucker, Leesun Kim, Ciaran Scallan
  • Publication number: 20180126343
    Abstract: A device for collecting a biological sample from a semi-solid surface. The device has a shaft with a proximate end and a distal end and a tip integrated with the shaft at the proximate end. The tip has a surface adapted to collect microorganisms thereon or release microorganism from, or both, wherein the adapted surface comprises at least one feature of a recess or extension to increase surface area of the tip and collect microorganisms thereon. Examples of such features include microfeatures with dimensions of about 1000 ?m or less. Other examples include a pipette tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Becton Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Timothy Mark WILES, Dwight LIVINGSTON, Jennifer SINGELYN, William Alan FOX, Brian Reuben LANGHOFF, Vikram PATEL, Sean TUCKER, Ming-hsiung YEH, Michael A. BRASCH
  • Publication number: 20170224805
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for generating an immunogenic response in humans. Such compositions include an immunogenic biological agent encompassed by (ii) an agent that directs delivery of the immunogenic biological agent to the ileum of the human, wherein agent (ii) is an enteric coating (e.g., Eudragit®) that has a threshold pH 5.8-6.8. Further provided are methods for designing such compositions, e.g., for vaccines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Vaxart, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Tucker, George Trager
  • Publication number: 20140191010
    Abstract: A stapler comprising a base, a cartridge in pivotal relation to the base at a cartridge pivot axis, the cartridge configured to contain at least two rows of staples and a lever arm in pivotal relation to the base at a lever pivot axis. In an embodiment, the device includes a moveable driving member for selectively positioning the driving member in driving relation to each of the at least two rows for driving staples from the at least two rows. In operation, this invention permits an individual to load a stapler with multiple sized staples. This eliminates the need to continuously load and unload different sized staples from a single row stapler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Sean Tucker
  • Publication number: 20140155097
    Abstract: A system and method of monitoring triggers that alert a user of a location based reminder. At least one trigger may be at least one class having a plurality of members. The triggers are stored. The device monitors the location of the device in relation to the at least one trigger. An alert is executed when the device is within a threshold of the trigger. The device will continue to monitor outstanding triggers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Sean Tucker
  • Publication number: 20070269410
    Abstract: The present invention provides chimeric adenoviral vectors and methods for using the vectors to elicit an immune response to an antigen of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: West Coast Biologicals
    Inventor: Sean Tucker
  • Publication number: 20060023420
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a system for cooling components of an electronic device includes a chassis having a base, sides, and a removable cover disposed over the sides; a first component, a second component, and a third component disposed in the chassis; and a duct disposed in the chassis. In some embodiments, a duct includes a passage, an inlet to the passage, and an outlet from the passage, wherein the passage is disposed over the first component but not over the second and third components; and an upper member disposed against the removable cover lengthwise along the duct, wherein the duct and the upper member are configured to separate the second component from the third component in substantially different regions within the chassis. In particular embodiments, the system also includes a fan disposed angularly in the duct, such that the fan can provide an airflow in an angular direction relative to the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Sean Tucker, Tom Searby, Arlen Roesner
  • Publication number: 20050155050
    Abstract: A system and method that enables installation of media devices in a chassis. The chassis has an internal cavity defined by a plurality of walls. Additionally, a first media device has a first external width dimension and a second media device has a second external width dimension. The second external width dimension is different than the first external width dimension. A plurality of mounting features are connected to the plurality of walls to hold the first media device and the second media device in a plurality of orientations relative to the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Sean Tucker, Arlen Roesner, Erick Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20050051672
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bracket system for mounting a device bracket within an assembly comprising a plurality of chassis brackets, a mounting bracket assembly and a chassis base with a plurality of tabs. The chassis brackets have slots and the brackets are attached to the chassis base of the assembly. The mounting bracket assembly has a plurality of tapered mounting bracket assembly slots, and a plurality of horizontally-protruding pegs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Ronald Dean, Kristina Mann, Sean Tucker
  • Publication number: 20040115254
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for making water-in-oil-in-water (w/o/w) microparticles. The microparticle comprises an active agent encapsulated in an aqueous interior, an amphiphilic binding molecule, and an encapsulation material. In certain preferred aspects, the amphiphilic binding molecule is a cationic lipid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: Genteric, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmund J. Niedzinski, Yen-Ju Chen, Yadong Liu, Eric Sheu, Sean Tucker
  • Publication number: 20040116370
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for eliciting an immune response and compositions and methods for transfecting antigen presenting cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: Genteric, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Tucker, Michael Bennett, Yen-Ju Chen, David Olson