Patents by Inventor Stephen McMahon

Stephen McMahon 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: 20220246312
    Abstract: This disclosure includes techniques for guiding a patient encounter using a computing device and cultural indicators. A computing device receives patient information for a first patient and determines, based at least in part on the patient information for the first patient and a model, cultural identifiers for the first patient. The computing device retrieves a set of encounter instructions for a first patient encounter for the first patient based on a patient encounter type of the first patient encounter for the first patient. The computing device develops an updated set of encounter instructions for the first patient encounter by altering the set of encounter instructions for the first patient encounter based on the cultural identifiers for the first patient. The computing device outputs, via an output component, the updated set of encounter instructions to guide the first patient encounter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Kristen Gail Giovanis, Nicholas Mcmahon, Stephen Wade Torgeson
  • Publication number: 20220224171
    Abstract: A communication system, comprising a pendant and a base (comprising a transmitter, a receiver, and a wireless power transmitter) and a pendant (comprising a transmitter, a receiver, and a wireless power receiver configured to wirelessly receive electrical energy from the wireless power transmitter). The transmitters, the receivers, the wireless power receiver, and the wireless power transmitter (at least) are sealed. The communication system is configured affect actions and operations in equipment based on conjectures of whether the pendant is in close proximity or medium proximity to the base by analyzing a power quantity that the wireless power receiver is receiving from the wireless power transmitter, the strength with which a signal emitted from a transmitters is received by a receiver, and/or comparing an extent to which motion detected by a motion detector in the base corresponds to motion detected by a motion detector in the pendant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: MARQUARDT GMBH
    Inventors: Stephen McMAHON, Christopher BERRY
  • Patent number: 11364362
    Abstract: A processing system includes methods to promote sleep. The system may include a monitor such as a non-contact motion sensor from which sleep information may be determined. User sleep information, such as sleep stages, hypnograms, sleep scores, mind recharge scores and body scores, may be recorded, evaluated and/or displayed for a user. The system may further monitor ambient and/or environmental conditions corresponding to sleep sessions. Sleep advice may be generated based on the sleep information, user queries and/or environmental conditions from one or more sleep sessions. Communicated sleep advice may include content to promote good sleep habits and/or detect risky sleep conditions. In some versions of the system, any one or more of a bedside unit 3000 sensor module, a smart processing device, such as a smart phone or smart device 3002, and network servers may be implemented to perform the methodologies of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Redmond Shouldice, Colin Lawlor, Matthew Norton, David Mulligan, Stephen McMahon, Paul Phillips, Damien O'Rourke, Luke Gahan, Marc Lavelle, Conor Heneghan, Alberto Zaffaroni, Gareth McDarby
  • Patent number: 11368056
    Abstract: A communication system, comprising a pendant and a base (comprising a transmitter, a receiver, and a wireless power transmitter) and a pendant (comprising a transmitter, a receiver, and a wireless power receiver configured to wirelessly receive electrical energy from the wireless power transmitter). The transmitters, the receivers, the wireless power receiver, and the wireless power transmitter (at least) are sealed. The communication system is configured affect actions and operations in equipment based on conjectures of whether the pendant is in close proximity or medium proximity to the base by analyzing a power quantity that the wireless power receiver is receiving from the wireless power transmitter, the strength with which a signal emitted from a transmitters is received by a receiver, and/or comparing an extent to which motion detected by a motion detector in the base corresponds to motion detected by a motion detector in the pendant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Marquardt GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen McMahon, Christopher Berry
  • Patent number: 11360193
    Abstract: A sensor for motion or gesture sensing may be configured to emit radio frequency signals such as for pulsed range gated sensing. The sensor may include a radio frequency transmitter configured to emit the pulses and a receiver configured to receive reflected ones of the emitted radio frequency signals. The received pulses may be processed by a motion channel and/or a gesture channel. The gesture channel may produce signals for further processing for identification of one or more different motion gestures such as by calculating and evaluating features from any of the amplitude, phase and frequency of the output signals of the gesture channel. The sensing apparatus may optionally serve as a monitor for evaluating user activities, such as by counting activities. The sensor may optionally serve as a user control interface for many different devices by generating control signal(s) based on identification of one or more different motion gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen McMahon, Emma Marie Meade, Redmond Shouldice
  • Patent number: 11324917
    Abstract: A processing system includes methods to promote sleep. The system may include a monitor such as a non-contact motion sensor from which sleep information may be determined. User sleep information, such as sleep stages, hypnograms, sleep scores, mind recharge scores and body scores, may be recorded, evaluated and/or displayed for a user. The system may further monitor ambient and/or environmental conditions corresponding to sleep sessions. Sleep advice may be generated based on the sleep information, user queries and/or environmental conditions from one or more sleep sessions. Communicated sleep advice may include content to promote good sleep habits and/or detect risky sleep conditions. In some versions of the system, any one or more of a bedside unit 3000 sensor module, a smart processing device, such as a smart phone or smart device 3002, and network servers may be implemented to perform the methodologies of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Redmond Shouldice, Colin Lawlor, Matthew Norton, David Mulligan, Stephen McMahon, Paul Phillips, Damien O'Rourke, Luke Gahan, Marc Lavelle, Conor Heneghan, Alberto Zaffaroni, Gareth McDarby
  • Publication number: 20220061752
    Abstract: A system monitors fatigue of a user. The system (100) may include one or more data sources, such as a non-obtrusive sleep sensor, configured to generate objective sleep measures of the user. The system may also include a fatigue monitoring module, which may be configured to generate an assessment, such as in one or more processors, of the fatigue state of the user based on the data from the one or more data sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Conor HENEGHAN, Ciaran Gerard MCCOURT, Stephen MCMAHON, Redmond SHOULDICE
  • Publication number: 20220007965
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide monitoring of a sleep disordered breathing state of a person such as for screening. One or more sensors may be configured for non-contact active and/or passive sensing. The processor(s) (7304, 7006) may extract respiratory effort signal(s) from one or more motion signals generated by active non-contact sensing with the sensor(s). The processor(s) may extract one or more energy band signals from an acoustic audio signal generated by passive non-contact sensing with the sensor(s). The processor(s) may assess the energy band signal(s) and/or the respiratory efforts signal(s) to generate intensity signal(s) representing sleep disorder breathing modulation. The processor(s) may classify feature(s) derived from the one or more intensity signals to generate measure(s) of sleep disordered breathing. The processor may generate a sleep disordered breathing indicator based on the measure(s) of sleep disordered breathing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Roxana TIRON, Graeme LYON, Redmond SHOULDICE, Stephen MCMAHON, Alberto ZAFFARONI, Stephen DODD
  • Publication number: 20220000384
    Abstract: A digitally implemented radio frequency sensor for physiology sensing may be configured to generate oscillation signals for emitting radio frequency pulses for range gated sensing. The sensor may include a radio frequency transmitter configured to emit the pulses and a receiver configured to receive reflected ones of the emitted radio frequency pulses under control of a microcontroller. The received pulses may be processed by the microcontroller to detect physiology characteristics such as motion, sleep, respiration and/or heartbeat. The microcontroller may be configured to generate timing pulses such as with a pulse generator for transmission of radio frequency sensing pulses. The microprocessor may sample received signals, such as in phase and quadrature phase analogue signals, to implement digital demodulation and baseband filtering of the received signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Stephen McMahon
  • Patent number: 11197633
    Abstract: A system monitors fatigue of a user. The system (100) may include one or more data sources, such as a non-obtrusive sleep sensor, configured to generate objective sleep measures of the user. The system may also include a fatigue monitoring module, which may be configured to generate an assessment, such as in one or more processors, of the fatigue state of the user based on the data from the one or more data sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Conor Heneghan, Ciaran Gerard McCourt, Stephen McMahon, Redmond Shouldice
  • Publication number: 20210275056
    Abstract: Methods and devices provide physiological movement detection with active sound generation. In some versions, a processor may detect breathing and/or gross body motion. The processor may control producing, via a speaker coupled to the processor, a sound signal in a user's vicinity. The processor may control sensing, via a microphone coupled to the processor, a reflected sound signal. This reflected sound signal is a reflection of the sound signal from the user. The processor may process the reflected sound, such as by a demodulation technique. The processor may detect breathing from the processed reflected sound signal. The sound signal may be produced as a series of tone pairs in a frame of slots or as a phase-continuous repeated waveform having changing frequencies (e.g., triangular or ramp sawtooth). Evaluation of detected movement information may determine sleep states or scoring, fatigue indications, subject recognition, chronic disease monitoring/prediction, and other output parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen MCMAHON, Damien O'ROURKE, Alberto ZAFFARONI, Redmond SHOULDICE, Tony FAGAN, Niall FOX, Niall O'MAHONY, Graeme LYON
  • Publication number: 20210270935
    Abstract: Radio frequency motion sensors may be configured for operation in a common vicinity so as to reduce interference. In some versions, interference may be reduced by timing and/or frequency synchronization. In some versions, a master radio frequency motion sensor may transmit a first radio frequency (RF) signal. A slave radio frequency motion sensor may determine a second radio frequency signal which minimizes interference with the first RF frequency. In some versions, interference may be reduced with additional transmission adjustments such as pulse width reduction or frequency and/or timing dithering differences. In some versions, apparatus may be configured with multiple sensors in a configuration to emit the radio frequency signals in different directions to mitigate interference between emitted pulses from the radio frequency motion sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen MCMAHON, Przemyslaw SZKOT, Redmond SHOULDICE
  • Patent number: 11033196
    Abstract: A digitally implemented radio frequency sensor for physiology sensing may be configured to generate oscillation signals for emitting radio frequency pulses for range gated sensing. The sensor may include a radio frequency transmitter configured to emit the pulses and a receiver configured to receive reflected ones of the emitted radio frequency pulses under control of a microcontroller. The received pulses may be processed by the microcontroller to detect physiology characteristics such as motion, sleep, respiration and/or heartbeat. The microcontroller may be configured to generate timing pulses such as with a pulse generator for transmission of radio frequency sensing pulses. The microprocessor may sample received signals, such as in phase and quadrature phase analogue signals, to implement digital demodulation and baseband filtering of the received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen McMahon
  • Publication number: 20210165076
    Abstract: A sensor for motion or gesture sensing may be configured to emit radio frequency signals such as for pulsed range gated sensing. The sensor may include a radio frequency transmitter configured to emit the pulses and a receiver configured to receive reflected ones of the emitted radio frequency signals. The received pulses may be processed by a motion channel and/or a gesture channel. The gesture channel may produce signals for further processing for identification of one or more different motion gestures such as by calculating and evaluating features from any of the amplitude, phase and frequency of the output signals of the gesture channel. The sensing apparatus may optionally serve as a monitor for evaluating user activities, such as by counting activities. The sensor may optionally serve as a user control interface for many different devices by generating control signal(s) based on identification of one or more different motion gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen MCMAHON, Emma Marie MEADE, Redmond SHOULDICE
  • Patent number: 11022678
    Abstract: Radio frequency motion sensors may be configured for operation in a common vicinity so as to reduce interference. In some versions, interference may be reduced by timing and/or frequency synchronization. In some versions, a master radio frequency motion sensor may transmit a first radio frequency (RF) signal. A slave radio frequency motion sensor may determine a second radio frequency signal which minimizes interference with the first RF frequency. In some versions, interference may be reduced with additional transmission adjustments such as pulse width reduction or frequency and/or timing dithering differences. In some versions, apparatus may be configured with multiple sensors in a configuration to emit the radio frequency signals in different directions to mitigate interference between emitted pulses from the radio frequency motion sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen McMahon, Przemyslaw Szkot, Redmond Shouldice
  • Publication number: 20210150873
    Abstract: Methods and devices provide physiological movement detection, such as gesture, breathing, cardiac and/or gross body motion, with active sound generation such as for an interactive audio device. The processor may evaluate, via a microphone coupled to the interactive audio device, a sensed audible verbal communication. The processor may control producing, via a speaker coupled to the processor, a sound signal in a user's vicinity. The processor may control sensing, via a microphone coupled to the processor, a reflected sound signal. This reflected sound signal is a reflection of the generated sound signal from the vicinity or user. The processor may process the reflected sound, such as by a demodulation technique, to derive a physiological movement signal. The processor may generate, in response to the sensed audible verbal communication, an output based on an evaluation of the derived physiological movement signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Redmond SHOULDICE, Stephen MCMAHON, Michael WREN
  • Patent number: 10999700
    Abstract: A communication element, comprising a communication element transceiver, a sensor (configured to detect jerking motion), and an electronic storage device, the communication element configured to: [A] repeat a sequence comprising a broadcast mode in which is sends broadcast signals followed by a sleep mode in which it does not send any broadcast signal, [B] discontinue the sequence and enter a communication mode (in which stored information regarding an asset, e.g., a heavy-duty attachment, is transmitted to a controller, e.g., in a heavy-duty vehicle, upon request) upon receiving (during the broadcast mode or within a set time span after detecting a jerking motion). Also, communication systems comprising one or more such communication elements and one or more controllers, and methods of broadcasting and, upon specific conditions being met, communicating. Also, an element for cumulatively tracking time that an element has been in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Marquardt GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher Berry, Stephen McMahon, Keith Chaston
  • Publication number: 20210083530
    Abstract: A communication system, comprising a pendant and a base (comprising a transmitter, a receiver, and a wireless power transmitter) and a pendant (comprising a transmitter, a receiver, and a wireless power receiver configured to wirelessly receive electrical energy from the wireless power transmitter). The transmitters, the receivers, the wireless power receiver, and the wireless power transmitter (at least) are sealed. The communication system is configured affect actions and operations in equipment based on conjectures of whether the pendant is in close proximity or medium proximity to the base by analyzing a power quantity that the wireless power receiver is receiving from the wireless power transmitter, the strength with which a signal emitted from a transmitters is received by a receiver, and/or comparing an extent to which motion detected by a motion detector in the base corresponds to motion detected by a motion detector in the pendant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: MARQUARDT GMBH
    Inventors: Stephen McMahon, Christopher Berry
  • Patent number: 10875758
    Abstract: A dispenser control device, comprising: at least a first light emitter and at least a first light detector, a memory component, a calculation component and a signal transmitter. The dispenser control device configured to conduct one or more of (1) calibration, (2) receptacle-type conjecturing, (3) stopping-intensity value determination, (4) receptacle filling status assessment, and (5) dispensing-termination signal transmission. Also methods comprising one or more of (1) calibration, (2) receptacle-type conjecturing, (3) stopping-intensity value determination, (4) receptacle filling status assessment, and (5) dispensing-termination signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Marquardt GmbH
    Inventor: Stephen McMahon
  • Publication number: 20200393542
    Abstract: Radio frequency motion sensors may be configured for operation in a common vicinity so as to reduce interference. In some versions, interference may be reduced by timing and/or frequency synchronization. In some versions, a master radio frequency motion sensor may transmit a first radio frequency (RF) signal. A slave radio frequency motion sensor may determine a second radio frequency signal which minimizes interference with the first RF frequency. In some versions, interference may be reduced with additional transmission adjustments such as pulse width reduction or frequency and/or timing dithering differences. In some versions, apparatus may be configured with multiple sensors in a configuration to emit the radio frequency signals in different directions to mitigate interference between emitted pulses from the radio frequency motion sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: RESMED SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen MCMAHON, Przemyslaw SZKOT, Redmond SHOULDICE