Patents by Inventor Stephen O'Brien

Stephen O'Brien 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: 10446378
    Abstract: An ion inlet assembly for connecting to a mass spectrometer housing is disclosed comprising a sampling limiting body having a sampling orifice. The sampling limiting body comprises a nickel disk wherein the disk and sampling orifice are made or formed by an electroforming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MICROMASS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: David Gordon, Joseph Jarrell, Daniel James Kenny, Stephen O'Brien, Ian Trivett
  • Patent number: 10438786
    Abstract: An attachment device for releasably attaching a fluid line to a fluid inlet or outlet is disclosed. The device comprises an attachment member for releasably engaging a fluid inlet or outlet, and an elastic member coupled to the attachment member. The attachment device is attachable to a fluid line such that the attachment member is moveable relative to the fluid line and such that movement of the attachment member relative to the fluid line causes elastic deformation of the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MICROMASS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Ian Trivett, Stephen O'Brien, David Gordon
  • Publication number: 20190304188
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide remote training in a virtual reality (VR) environment. Multiple users may engage in the session. For example, a trainee may practice or be evaluated in performing a virtual version of a training task. A trainer may join the trainee's session. Embodiments enable the trainer to switch from a third-person perspective viewing the environment to the trainee's first-person perspective to see what the trainee is seeing. Virtual objects may be highlighted to guide the trainee's steps. Some embodiments may configure the training module to be engaged at various points out of order. For example, a user may select a specific point in a training sequence and work from there, replay or forward the environment in time to other points so that the trainee can skip or practice parts of the procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Mark BRIDGEMAN, Malcolm COLLETT, Stephen Andrew BOWDEN, Davey O'BRIEN, YAZHOU HUANG
  • Publication number: 20190295834
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus comprising a first ion source (10) arranged and adapted to emit a spray of charged droplets (11), and a control system arranged and adapted to control one or more spatial properties of said spray of charged droplets (11) in use by automatically varying or adjusting one or more parameters of said first ion source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Derek Pringle, Emrys Jones, Stephen O'Brien, Anthony Hesse, Mike Morris, Zoltan Takats
  • Patent number: 10415907
    Abstract: A buffer assembly for a firearm includes an internal assembly comprising a plurality of weights and a dead-blow biasing member in the form of a coil compression spring, stack of wave washers, a compression washers, or a compliant portion integrally formed in a rear end cap of the buffer assembly. The dead-blow biasing member is positioned between a flat end of one of the weights and a rear end cap of a buffer body or between flat ends of adjacent weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Bravo Company MFG, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190277598
    Abstract: A handguard assembly for a firearm includes a handguard with an internal clamping area. A single-piece index block includes a securing portion for connecting to the handguard and an indexing extension for engaging an indexing feature on the upper receiver of the firearm. The handguard includes internal ribs that provide discrete clamping surfaces for engaging a barrel nut of the firearm. Connecting the index block to the handguard generates a continuous clamping action in the handguard which acts through the ribs to apply a radially-directed circumferentially-applied clamping force on a barrel nut through the discrete clamping surfaces. The indexing feature of the index block engages an indexing feature of the upper receiver to ensure proper alignment of the handguard and the upper receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10410848
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting an ionization probe assembly to a mass and/or ion mobility spectrometer is disclosed. The apparatus comprises: an attachment member for releasably attaching a probe assembly to the apparatus; a cap for enclosing the attachment member; wherein the apparatus is operable to deliver a voltage to a probe assembly only when the cap is arranged to enclose the attachment member; and wherein the cap is configurable to enclose the attachment member when a probe assembly is attached to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MICROMASS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Ian Trivett, Stephen O'Brien, Graeme Dutton
  • Patent number: 10406729
    Abstract: A compression molding assembly for molding a honeycomb core, including a plurality of cells defined by a plurality of walls, of a blocker door is provided. The compression molding assembly includes a ram plate comprising a plurality of openings defined therethrough and a plurality of core inserts coupled to the ram plate such that the plurality of core inserts are configured to form the honeycomb core of the blocker door. Each core insert is removably coupled with a respective opening of the plurality of openings such that each core insert is configured to form a respective cell of the plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kevin O'Brien Gaw, Michael A. Nill, Garry Anthony Booker, Stephen R. Dark, Laura Fournier, Randy J. Grove, David John Barene, Jeston Lingelbach, Kory Shaffer, David W. Foutch, Michael H. Larson
  • Patent number: 10412167
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory device. The processor may be communicatively couplable to a first computing device corresponding to a consumer and a second computing device corresponding to a service provider. The memory device may be accessible to the processor and including instructions executable by the processor to cause the processor to: (i) receive resource parameters corresponding to information for allowing the consumer to access a computing resource hosted by the service provider on a remote server via a hybrid cloud; (ii) identify a template file including a call format corresponding to an HTTP method; and (iii) generate an adapter using the template file and the portion of the resource parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Presidio LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Mark Hanney, Christopher Oarion Kreager, Jason O'Brien, Fabio Alberto Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10412166
    Abstract: A system may include a processor and a memory device having instructions executable by the processor to cause the processor to determine a list of available virtual data centers corresponding to pools of computing resources located on computing devices of service providers. The processor may receive a selection signal via a network from a computing device of a client corresponding to the client's selection of a virtual data center from the list. The processor may subsequently receive additional selection signals corresponding to the client's selection of a template, customization components, and a network for the virtual resource. The processor may generate the virtual resource according to the template customization components, and the network, and may provision the virtual resource on the selected virtual data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Presidio LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Mark Hanney, Johan Milbrink, Christopher Oarion Kreager, Jason O'Brien, Fabio Alberto Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20190244800
    Abstract: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising an atmospheric pressure interface comprising a gas cone 6 having an inlet aperture, wherein the gas cone 6 has a first longitudinal axis arranged along an x-axis and an Electrospray ion source comprising a first capillary tube 2 having an outlet and having a second longitudinal axis and a second capillary tube 3 which surrounds the first capillary tube 2. The mass spectrometer further comprises a desolvation gas supply tube and a first device arranged and adapted to supply an analyte liquid via the first capillary tube 2 so that the liquid exits the outlet of the first capillary tube 2 at a flow rate >200 ?L/min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Micromass UK Limited
    Inventors: Stevan Bajic, David Gordon, Daniel James Kenny, Richard Barrington Moulds, Stephen O'Brien, Ian Trivett, Kate Whyatt
  • Publication number: 20190154395
    Abstract: A handguard assembly for a firearm includes a handguard with an internal clamping area. A single-piece index block includes a securing portion for connecting to the handguard and an indexing extension for engaging an indexing feature on the upper receiver of the firearm. The handguard includes internal ribs that provide discrete clamping surfaces for engaging a barrel nut of the firearm. Connecting the index block to the handguard generates a continuous clamping action in the handguard which acts through the ribs to apply a radially-directed circumferentially-applied clamping force on a barrel nut through the discrete clamping surfaces. The indexing feature of the index block engages an indexing feature of the upper receiver to ensure proper alignment of the handguard and the upper receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190156548
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically animating a character based on an existing corpus of animation are described. The character may be from a previously produced feature animated film, and the data used for training may be the data used to animate the character in the film. A low-dimensional embedding for subsets of the existing animation corresponding to different semantic labels may be learned by mapping high-dimensional rig control parameters to a latent space. A particle model may be used to move within the latent space, thereby generating novel animations corresponding to the space's semantic label, such as a pose. Bridges may link a first pose of a first model within the latent space that is similar to a second pose of a second model of the space. Animations corresponding to transitions between semantic labels may be generated by creating animation paths that traverse a bridge from one model into another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.
    Inventors: Stephen BAILEY, Martin WATT, Bo MORGAN, James O'BRIEN
  • Patent number: 10295304
    Abstract: A handguard assembly for a firearm includes a handguard with an internal clamping area. A single-piece index block includes a securing portion for connecting to the handguard and an indexing extension for engaging an indexing feature on the upper receiver of the firearm. The handguard includes internal ribs that provide discrete clamping surfaces for engaging a barrel nut of the firearm. Connecting the index block to the handguard generates a continuous clamping action in the handguard which acts through the ribs to apply a radially-directed circumferentially-applied clamping force on a barrel nut through the discrete clamping surfaces. The indexing feature of the index block engages an indexing feature of the upper receiver to ensure proper alignment of the handguard and the upper receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Bravo Company Mfg, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10260632
    Abstract: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising a first component, an annular vacuum chamber seal and a second component. The first component has a groove. The annular vacuum chamber seal comprises a main body portion and one or more blade or rib portions which protrude from the main body portion. The main body portion is located in the groove and the one or more blade or rib portions protrude above or beyond a surface of the first component. The second component is slid, in use, along the surface of the first component thereby deforming the one or more blade or rib portions so that the one or more blade or rib portions form a radial, diametric or piston seal between the first and second components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MICROMASS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen O'Brien, Ian Trivett
  • Patent number: 10236171
    Abstract: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising an atmospheric pressure interface comprising a gas cone having an inlet aperture, wherein the gas cone has a first longitudinal axis arranged along an x-axis and an Electrospray ion source comprising a first capillary tube having an outlet and having a second longitudinal axis and a second capillary tube which surrounds the first capillary tube. The mass spectrometer further comprises a desolvation gas supply tube and a first device arranged and adapted to supply an analyte liquid via the first capillary tube so that the liquid exits the outlet of the first capillary tube at a flow rate >200 ?L/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROMASS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Stevan Bajic, David Gordon, Daniel James Kenny, Richard Barrington Moulds, Stephen O'Brien, Ian Trivett, Kate Whyatt
  • Publication number: 20190060692
    Abstract: A trampoline is disclosed having a zipper, one half of which is attached to the outer portion of the jumping surface, the other half attached to the lower portion of the protective netting, so that the jumping surface and protective netting can be connected in a continuous fashion. The zipper is an open type zipper design, and preferably begins and ends in a position in proximity to a pole from which the protective netting is suspended. A second zipper is disclosed in the protective netting to allow for an open position and a closed position, such that when in the closed position, the second zipper tab is in proximity to the first zipper tab when closed, so that the two can be tethered together to discourage the zippers from becoming unzipped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jung-Ching Chang, Stephen O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10204732
    Abstract: An isolator device is provided comprising a body of first dielectric material between the first and second conductors, such as primary and secondary coils of a micro-transformer. A region of second dielectric material is provided between the body of first dielectric material and at least one of the first and second electrodes, wherein the second dielectric material has a higher relative permittivity than the first dielectric material. This provides enhances ability to withstand the Electric fields generated at the edge of a conductor. The body of the first dielectric can be tapered to provide stress relief to prevent the second dielectric material developing stress cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global
    Inventors: Patrick J. Murphy, Stephen O'Brien, Sarah Carroll, Bernard P. Stenson, Conor John Mcloughlin, Michal J. Osiak
  • Publication number: 20180371632
    Abstract: A high purity lithium metal thin film and a process for controlling the morphology of the high purity lithium metal thin film are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a high purity lithium metal thin film having a controlled thickness and morphology. The high purity lithium metal thin film is produced by electrolytic deposition of lithium using a selective lithium ion conducting layer. The morphology of the lithium metal thin film can be controlled by varying the current rate used for deposition. The present lithium metal films advantageously provide a high purity lithium metal film in which the thickness and/or morphology of the film can be altered depending on the desired application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Emilie Bodoin, Lawrence Ralph Swonger, Olha Mashtalir, Minh Nguyen, Stephen O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10118862
    Abstract: A convenient and versatile method for preparing complex metal oxides is disclosed. The method uses a low temperature, environmentally friendly gel-collection method to form a single phase nanomaterial. In one embodiment, the nanomaterial consists of BaAMnBTiCOD in a controlled stoichiometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Stephen O'Brien, Shuangyi Liu, Limin Huang