Patents by Inventor Stephen Conroy

Stephen Conroy 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: 9146247
    Abstract: Systems and methods for positioning a sample applicator relative to a substrate include: (a) obtaining an image of the sample applicator in proximity to the substrate, where the image includes a direct image region corresponding to the sample applicator and a first reflected image region corresponding to an image of the sample applicator reflected from a surface of the substrate; (b) determining a position of an edge of the sample applicator in the direct image region; (c) determining a position of a reflected edge of the sample applicator in the first reflected image region; (d) determining a distance between the edge of the sample applicator and the reflected edge of the sample applicator; and (e) determining the position of the sample applicator relative to the substrate based on the distance between the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Hematology, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Zahniser, David Zahniser, Stephen Conroy, Eric Leknes, Michael Zahniser, Frank L. Pawlowski
  • Patent number: 9085130
    Abstract: A rotary device for high-speed printing or coating of a web substrate is disclosed. The printing system provides a gravure roll rotatable about an axis at a surface velocity, ?, and a fluid channel having a pressure drop throughout the fluid channel due to friction, Pf, disposed therein. The fluid channel is disposed generally parallel to the axis at a distance, Rin, relative to the axis. The fluid channel provides fluid communication of a fluid having a fluid vapor pressure, Pv, and a fluid density, ?, from a first position external to the gravure roll to a web substrate contacting surface of the gravure roll. The web substrate contacting surface is located at a distance, Rout, relative to the axis. Rin is determined from the relationship: R in R out > 1 - 2 ? ( P out - P v + P f ) ? ? ? v 2 where Pout=static pressure of the fluid channel at the web substrate contacting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Mark Stephen Conroy
  • Publication number: 20150090138
    Abstract: A rotary device for high-speed printing or coating of a web substrate is disclosed. The printing system provides a gravure roll rotatable about an axis at a surface velocity, ?, and a fluid channel having a pressure drop throughout the fluid channel due to friction, Pf, disposed therein. The fluid channel is disposed generally parallel to the axis at a distance, Rin, relative to the axis. The fluid channel provides fluid communication of a fluid having a fluid vapor pressure, Pv, and a fluid density, ?, from a first position external to the gravure roll to a web substrate contacting surface of the gravure roll. The web substrate contacting surface is located at a distance, Rout, relative to the axis. Rin is determined from the relationship: R in R out > 1 - 2 ? ( P out - P v + P f ) ? ? ? v 2 where Pout=static pressure of the fluid channel at the web substrate contacting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Haibin CHEN, Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Mark Stephen CONROY
  • Publication number: 20150091297
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for the description of rotary unions. The described rotary unions are provided with a non-rotating union part and a rotating union part affixable to a rotating device. An exemplary rotary union can be positioned relative to a bearing supporting the rotating device and the rotating device or can be incorporated into a bearing supporting the rotating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Stephen Conroy, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Haibin CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140242320
    Abstract: Embossed multi-ply fibrous structures and methods for making such embossed multi-ply fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNEIL, Patrick John BUSCHUR, Andre MELLIN, Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Mark Stephen CONROY
  • Publication number: 20140238596
    Abstract: Embossed multi-ply fibrous structures and methods for making such embossed multi-ply fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNEIL, Patrick John BUSCHUR, Andre MELLIN, Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Mark Stephen CONROY
  • Patent number: 8753737
    Abstract: Embossed multi-ply fibrous structures and methods for making such embossed multi-ply fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Patrick John Buschur, Andre Mellin, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Mark Stephen Conroy
  • Publication number: 20140016841
    Abstract: Methods for dispensing a fluid sample on a substrate include obtaining an image of a sample applicator in proximity to the substrate, where the image includes a first image of the sample applicator and a second image of the sample applicator, determining a height of the sample applicator relative to a surface plane of the substrate based on a distance between common portions of the first and second images, and dispensing the fluid sample onto the substrate using the sample applicator, where the dispensing includes: translating the sample applicator, translating the substrate, or translating both the sample applicator and the substrate to effect a relative translation between the sample applicator and the substrate; and maintaining the sample applicator within 2 microns of a target height relative to the surface plane of the substrate during the translating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Russell Zahniser, David Zahniser, Stephen Conroy, Michael Zahniser
  • Publication number: 20130021461
    Abstract: Systems and methods for positioning a sample applicator relative to a substrate include: (a) obtaining an image of the sample applicator in proximity to the substrate, where the image includes a direct image region corresponding to the sample applicator and a first reflected image region corresponding to an image of the sample applicator reflected from a surface of the substrate; (b) determining a position of an edge of the sample applicator in the direct image region; (c) determining a position of a reflected edge of the sample applicator in the first reflected image region; (d) determining a distance between the edge of the sample applicator and the reflected edge of the sample applicator; and (e) determining the position of the sample applicator relative to the substrate based on the distance between the edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: CONSTITUTION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Russell Zahniser, David J. Zahniser, Stephen Conroy, Eric Leknes, Michael Zahniser, Frank L. Pawlowski
  • Publication number: 20100297377
    Abstract: Embossed multi-ply fibrous structures and methods for making such embossed multi-ply fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Patrick John Buschur, Andre Mellin, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Mark Stephen Conroy
  • Patent number: 7694433
    Abstract: A method for processing a web material having a machine direction and a cross-machine direction coplanar and perpendicular thereto is disclosed herein. The method incorporates the step of first directing a web material proximate to an air foil. Steam is then applied to the web material by the air foil. Finally, the web material is processed by any downstream web material processing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wayne Robert Fisher, Mark Stephen Conroy, Donn Nathan Boatman
  • Publication number: 20050010511
    Abstract: Machine and related manufacturer controlling multi-jurisdictional investment; a computer system arranged to receive information and locate said information into a memory, the information including investment specifications and pricing data for the financial product, the computer system further including: an input device for receiving the information and converting the information into signals; a program control to compute, from said signals, for calculating respective valuations of parts of investment in respective jurisdictions and a program control to trigger printing documentation, including said valuations, to carry out the implementation of the parts in the respective jurisdictions. In variations thereof, such as optimizing, separating, valuation, and execution are supported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Thomas Conroy, Steven Eisenberg, Brian Holland, Stephen Kraysler, Richard Mann
  • Patent number: D545572
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter + Gamble Company
    Inventors: Douglas Jay Barkey, Mark Stephen Conroy, John Allen Manifold, Marlene Otero, Edna Isabel Seguinot, Maja Wynn Varner, Rachael Eden Walther
  • Patent number: D546070
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter + Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Stephen Conroy, Marlene Otero
  • Patent number: D546071
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Douglas Jay Barkey, Mark Stephen Conroy, Marlene Otero, Edna Isabel Seguinot, Maja Wynn Varner, Rachael Eden Walther