Patents by Inventor Stephen Quirk

Stephen Quirk 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: 20200412355
    Abstract: A circuit protective system. The system includes an output controlling enablement of a transistor and an input sensing an operational parameter associated with the transistor. The system also includes detection circuitry providing an event fault indicator if the operational parameter violates a condition. The system also includes protective circuitry disabling the transistor in response to the event fault indicator and subsequently selectively applying an enabling bias to the transistor; the enabling bias is selected from at least two different bias levels and in response to a number of event fault indications from the detection circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Md. Abidur Rahman, Adam Quirk, Stephen Nortman, Sualp Aras
  • Patent number: 10812063
    Abstract: A circuit protective system. The system includes an output controlling enablement of a transistor and an input sensing an operational parameter associated with the transistor. The system also includes detection circuitry providing an event fault indicator if the operational parameter violates a condition. The system also includes protective circuitry disabling the transistor in response to the event fault indicator and subsequently selectively applying an enabling bias to the transistor; the enabling bias is selected from at least two different bias levels and in response to a number of event fault indications from the detection circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Md. Abidur Rahman, Adam Quirk, Stephen Nortman, Sualp Aras
  • Publication number: 20200076755
    Abstract: A group feed is displayed for a selected group by a private social network service. The group feed displays only threads with unviewed content along with a user actuatable display element that allows the user to switch to a feed that displays all content for the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Stephanie HSU, Wooju Choi, Mario Estrada, Anthony Lawrence Jackson, Isura Harshana Edirisinghe, Stephen Quirk, Cameron Hindle Hughes Lock, Manuel Munoz Solera, Omer-Moshe Gelbard
  • Publication number: 20200057063
    Abstract: A method for detecting a malaria infection whereby providing a mouth cleansing product to a user then asking the user to blow or breathe onto or into a capture mechanism, wherein the capture mechanism may contain a thioether detection mechanism such as Michler's Hydrol; and analyzing whether a thioether detection mechanism displays any loss of the thioether detection mechanism. The invention also discloses a kit for indicating the presence of malaria by instructing the user to exhale through a capture mechanism after using a mouth cleansing product, wherein the kit includes a thioether detection mechanism such as Michler's Hydrol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: John Gavin MacDonald, Stephen Quirk, Jose K. Abraham, Priyadarshini Gadgil
  • Publication number: 20200049639
    Abstract: Non-invasive systems for and methods of determining fluid characteristics within a fluid vessel are disclosed. The methods can include providing a sensor system comprising a single coil magnetic induction conductivity sensor, a processor, and a computing system configured to run an analytical coil-loss model. The method can include calibrating the sensor system to the vessel to provide a column calibration factor. The column calibration factor is dependent upon a cross-sectional area of the vessel and a wall thickness of the vessel. The single coil magnetic induction conductivity sensor can be placed near an external surface of the vessel at a portion of the vessel that is non-conductive. The method can include generating a coil loss measurement utilizing the single coil magnetic induction conductivity sensor and converting the coil loss measurement to a conductivity value of the fluid within the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Quirk, Joseph R. Feldkamp
  • Patent number: 10469426
    Abstract: A group feed is displayed for a selected group by a private social network service. The group feed displays only threads with unviewed content along with a user actuatable display element that allows the user to switch to a feed that displays all content for the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Stephanie Hsu, Wooju Choi, Mario Estrada, Anthony Lawrence Jackson, Isura Harshana Edirisinghe, Stephen Quirk, Cameron Hindle Hughes Lock, Manuel Munoz Selera, Omer-Moshe Gelbard
  • Publication number: 20190199341
    Abstract: A circuit protective system. The system includes an output controlling enablement of a transistor and an input sensing an operational parameter associated with the transistor. The system also includes detection circuitry providing an event fault indicator if the operational parameter violates a condition. The system also includes protective circuitry disabling the transistor in response to the event fault indicator and subsequently selectively applying an enabling bias to the transistor; the enabling bias is selected from at least two different bias levels and in response to a number of event fault indications from the detection circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Md. Abidur Rahman, Adam Quirk, Stephen Nortman, Sualp Aras
  • Publication number: 20170359290
    Abstract: A group feed is displayed for a selected group by a private social network service. The group feed displays only threads with unviewed content along with a user actuatable display element that allows the user to switch to a feed that displays all content for the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Stephanie Hsu, Wooju Choi, Mario Estrada, Anthony Lawrence Jackson, Isura Harshana Edirisinghe, Stephen Quirk, Cameron Hindle Hughes Lock, Manuel Munoz Solera, Omer-Moshe Gelbard
  • Patent number: 7795225
    Abstract: The invention provides inhibitors of chondrosarcoma cell growth that are useful as anti-cancer and anti-tumor agents. The inhibitors are peptides having sequences related to cleavage regions of the proenzyme forms of matrix metalloproteinases and that can inhibit the activity of matrix metalloproteinases. The peptide inhibitors of the invention can be formulated into therapeutic compositions, lotions, creams and wound dressings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Shu-Ping Yang, Stephen Quirk
  • Patent number: 7645583
    Abstract: Disclosed are screening processes for identification of compounds that may inhibit complex formation between C-reactive protein and fibronectin. Compounds identified by the disclosed methods may be utilized to inhibit the target analytes that are known to occur during skin aging as well as during the course of several diseases. Accordingly, inhibitory compounds identified by the disclosed methods may be utilized to prevent and treat damaged tissue, inflammatory conditions, cardiovascular conditions, renal conditions, periodontal conditions and obesity, among other conditions. For example, the compounds identified by the disclosed methods may be utilized to treat tissue that has suffered trauma, e.g., burns or wounds, as well as tissue that is inflamed due to any of several causes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: RameshBabu Boga, Sohail Malik, Stephen Quirk
  • Publication number: 20090233812
    Abstract: The invention is directed to binding agents having binding loops and a stable beta barrel conformation. The binding loops of these agents can easily be altered so that the binding agent can bind any selected target molecule. A variety of methods for generating binding agents with different binding loops are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Quirk
  • Patent number: 7547662
    Abstract: The invention is directed to binding agents having binding loops and a stable beta barrel conformation. The binding loops of these agents can easily be altered so that the binding agent can bind any selected target molecule. A variety of methods for generating binding agents with different binding loops are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Quirk
  • Publication number: 20090089116
    Abstract: Improved approaches to generate, distribute, redeem or return codes are disclosed. The codes can be used (i.e., redeemed) to purchase products from an online store. The codes can be electronically requested and received. In one embodiment, the codes can be acquired from a server via a network. The codes can be content specific codes that are redeemable for particular content, such as specific digital media assets. The codes can be returnable, and royalty obligations that may be due can be adjusted for returns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen Quirk, Colin Meldrum, Claude P. Carlier
  • Publication number: 20080248517
    Abstract: Diagnostic devices for detecting the presence of an analyte in a sample are provided. Devices of the present invention comprise a means for inducing a pressure differential on a sample to direct the sample to a test surface. In one embodiment, the means for inducing a pressure differential on a sample to direct the sample to a test surface comprises a syringe that can be used to draw a sample from an opening to a test surface. In other embodiments, the device also provides means for diluting a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Quirk, Robert John Lyng, Rosann Marie Kaylor
  • Patent number: 7384598
    Abstract: Diagnostic devices for detecting the presence of an analyte in a sample are provided. Devices of the present invention comprise a means for inducing a pressure differential on a sample to direct the sample to a test surface. In one embodiment, the means for inducing a pressure differential on a sample to direct the sample to a test surface comprises a syringe that can be used to draw a sample from an opening to a test surface. In other embodiments, the device also provides means for diluting a sample. In yet other embodiments, the device also provides a means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Quirk, Robert John Lyng, Rosann Marie Kaylor
  • Publication number: 20070231400
    Abstract: The invention provides proteinoid microsphere made up of a mixture of thermally condensed amino acids that are crosslinked with a crosslinker reagent. The proteinoid microspheres of the invention may be used to encapsulate a material or a compound and to provide slow, sustained or timed release of the material or compound. The proteinoid microspheres are stable in solution until exposed to a reducing agent. However, the in vivo environment provides a sufficient reduction potential to provide slow, sustained release of materials contained therein from the proteinoid microspheres of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventor: Stephen Quirk
  • Patent number: 7244393
    Abstract: Diagnostic devices, systems and methods for detecting the presence of an analyte in a sample are provided. In one embodiment, the device comprises a substrate, a binder printed in a pattern onto a surface of the substrate, and a means for directing a sample towards the surface of the substrate that is printed with the binder. Systems of the present invention further include a light source that can be directed through the aforementioned means or another opening to the binder-printed surface to test for diffraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Rosann Marie Kaylor, Chibueze O. Chidebelu-Eze, Robert John Lyng, Stephen Quirk
  • Patent number: 7238371
    Abstract: The invention provides proteinoid microsphere made up of a mixture of thermally condensed amino acids that are crosslinked with a bis dithiol crosslinker reagent. The proteinoid microspheres of the invention may be used to encapsulate a material or a compound and to provide slow, sustained or timed release of the material or compound. The proteinoid microspheres are stable in solution until exposed to a reducing agent. However, the in vivo environment provides a sufficient reduction potential to provide slow, sustained release of materials contained therein from the proteinoid microspheres of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Quirk
  • Publication number: 20070134813
    Abstract: Disclosed are screening processes for identification of compounds that may inhibit complex formation between C-reactive protein and fibronectin. Compounds identified by the disclosed methods may be utilized to inhibit the target analytes that are known to occur during skin aging as well as during the course of several diseases. Accordingly, inhibitory compounds identified by the disclosed methods may be utilized to prevent and treat damaged tissue, inflammatory conditions, cardiovascular conditions, renal conditions, periodontal conditions and obesity, among other conditions. For example, the compounds identified by the disclosed methods may be utilized to treat tissue that has suffered trauma, e.g., burns or wounds, as well as tissue that is inflamed due to any of several causes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: RameshBabu Boga, Sohail Malik, Stephen Quirk
  • Publication number: 20070078090
    Abstract: The invention provides inhibitors of chondrosarcoma cell growth that are useful as anti-cancer and anti-tumor agents. The inhibitors are peptides having sequences related to cleavage regions of the proenzyme forms of matrix metalloproteinases and that can inhibit the activity of matrix metalloproteinases. The peptide inhibitors of the invention can be formulated into therapeutic compositions, lotions, creams and wound dressings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Shu-Ping Yang, Stephen Quirk