Patents by Inventor Thomas J. O'Brien

Thomas J. 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).

  • Publication number: 20220349869
    Abstract: A scalable, real-time, label-free, electrode- or optical-based cell monitoring system for integration into a cell culture incubator is described herein. An example system includes (1) cell culture consumables with integrated electrodes and/or optics for growing and monitoring cells, (2) incubator trays for consumable organization and recording, and (3) a system console, external to the incubator, for connecting multiple incubator trays. Without perturbing the cell culture, the system is capable of monitoring multiple culture attributes for each cell culture consumable simultaneously. These attributes can include, but are not limited to, cell growth, proliferation, morphology, media pH, or media oxygen. The system can support multiple trays, which permits monitoring dozens to hundreds of consumables simultaneously, including a mixture of consumables of various sizes. In addition to monitoring adherent cells, the disclosed technology can be readily adapted for monitoring of cell suspensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Antony CLEMENTS, Isaac Perry CLEMENTS, Thomas J. O'BRIEN, James David ROSS, Daniel Christopher MILLARD, Andrew WILLSIE, Edgar A. BROWN, Robert Dixon GRIER, Jr., Amanda Jervis PREYER, Denise Danielle SULLIVAN
  • Publication number: 20220288350
    Abstract: Catheter assemblies including a catheter and a liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Horacio Montes de Oca, James J. Fitzpatrick, Thomas Renehan, Daniel E. O'Brien, Adam J. Foley, Shamsedin Rostami, Enda F. Carter
  • Patent number: 11407260
    Abstract: A tire monitoring apparatus comprises a sensor housing having a connection part integrated with the sensor housing, the connection part having an elongated opening and a corresponding mounting feature in a wheel rim, wherein a screw extends through the elongated opening and connects with the corresponding mounting feature in the wheel rim, thereby when the screw is not tightened fully, the sensor housing can be rotated with respect to the corresponding mounting feature in the wheel rim, and when the screw is tightened fully, the sensor housing is secured in place and does not rotate with respect to the corresponding mounting feature in the wheel rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Weston, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11376395
    Abstract: A catheter assembly (10) comprising: a hydrophilic urinary catheter (16) having a catheter shaft including a proximal insertion end portion (22) and a distal end portion (24) having a drainage member (26), a collapsible sleeve (12) defining a compartment (14) that contains a portion of the catheter shaft, a distal end portion (32) of the sleeve (12) being attached to the distal end portion (24) of the urinary catheter (16); an amount of liquid (20) located within the compartment (14); an introducer (28) located at a proximal end portion (30) of the sleeve (12), the introducer (28) including a passageway therethrough and a proximal opening for passage of the catheter shaft therethrough; and a removable cap (46) covering the introducer (28) wherein the cap (46) includes an anti-leak element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Horacio Montes de Oca, James J. Fitzpatrick, Thomas Renehan, Daniel E. O'Brien, Adam J. Foley, Shamsedin Rostami, Enda F. Carter
  • Patent number: 11338629
    Abstract: A tire monitoring system with mounting features on a housing provide for positioning through a wide range of angles. Accordingly, the system can be positioned on a variety of wheel rim/valve combinations. The tire monitoring apparatus includes two opposed wings provided on the housing to facilitate the range of positioning angles at which the housing can be positioned with respect to a valve base. Each opposed wing has a same exterior surface radius of curvature and the wings are clamped between a base plate and a clamp plate at the desired angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: David H. McClurg, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20220016945
    Abstract: A tire monitoring apparatus comprises a sensor housing having a connection part integrated with the sensor housing, the connection part having an elongated opening and a corresponding mounting feature in a wheel rim, wherein a screw extends through the elongated opening and connects with the corresponding mounting feature in the wheel rim, thereby when the screw is not tightened fully, the sensor housing can be rotated with respect to the corresponding mounting feature in the wheel rim, and when the screw is tightened fully, the sensor housing is secured in place and does not rotate with respect to the corresponding mounting feature in the wheel rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: MICHAEL D. WESTON, THOMAS J. O'BRIEN
  • Publication number: 20210362164
    Abstract: A system with a rotatable drum and an exposure device configured to age and concentrate aerosol particles by simulating operational conditions. The system includes the rotatable drum; a port connected to the drum, an impactor with vacuum nozzles, the exposure device, and optionally an outlet port when the port is solely an inlet port. The port delivers the aerosol particles into the drum with the nozzles withdrawing air to increase the concentration of the particles. After aging and concentrating, evacuating the aerosol particles directly from the drum into at least one of an exposure chamber or a testing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: The Government of the United States, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jaime B. Anderson, Mark M. Bailey, Larry E. Bowen, Brett R. Haupt, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20210031572
    Abstract: A tire monitoring system with mounting features on a housing provide for positioning through a wide range of angles. Accordingly, the system can be positioned on a variety of wheel rim/valve combinations. The tire monitoring apparatus includes two opposed wings provided on the housing to facilitate the range of positioning angles at which the housing can be positioned with respect to a valve base. Each opposed wing has a same exterior surface radius of curvature and the wings are clamped between a base plate and a clamp plate at the desired angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: DAVID H. MCCLURG, THOMAS J. O'BRIEN
  • Patent number: 10807421
    Abstract: A tire monitoring system with mounting features on a housing provide for positioning through a wide range of angles. Accordingly, the system can be positioned on an a variety of wheel rim/valve combinations. The tire monitoring apparatus includes two opposed wings provided on the housing to facilitate the range of positioning angles at which the housing can be positioned with respect to a valve base. Each opposed wing has a same exterior surface radius of curvature and the wings are clamped between a base plate and a clamp plate at the desired angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sensata Techologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. McClurg, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20200039301
    Abstract: A tire monitoring system with mounting features on a housing provide for positioning through a wide range of angles. Accordingly, the system can be positioned on an a variety of wheel rim/valve combinations. The tire monitoring apparatus includes two opposed wings provided on the housing to facilitate the range of positioning angles at which the housing can be positioned with respect to a valve base. Each opposed wing has a same exterior surface radius of curvature and the wings are clamped between a base plate and a clamp plate at the desired angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. McClurg, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20180093281
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides an aerosol concentrating apparatus for use with an aerosol aging drum, where the aerosol concentrating apparatus includes an outer housing, an aerosol inlet tube connected to the outer housing, and an extraction tube connected to the outer housing. An axle connected to the outer housing is axially centered within the outer housing, where the axle is formed from porous material. An inner housing is connected to the axle, such that the axle is axially centered within the inner housing, and such that the inner housing is adapted to spin about the axle within the outer housing to separate aerosol particles by size. Aerosol particles below a first threshold size are forced out of the aerosol concentrating apparatus through the axle; and, aerosol particles between the first threshold size and a second threshold size are suspended within the inner housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jaime B. Anderson, Mark M. Bailey, Larry E. Bowen, Brett R. Haupt, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9390241
    Abstract: A user is presented with one or more user-level permissions in a human understandable language, where the one or more user-level permissions represent one or more application-level permissions requested from an application for accessing one or more resources. A security profile is generated having one or more operating system (OS)-level permissions based on at least one of the user-level permissions authorized by the user. The security profile is enforced to restrict the application to accessing the one or more resources based on the OS-level permissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Swingler, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9312835
    Abstract: A power control device can generate control signals to control operation of power sources. Additional control signals control operation of load switches that can be connected to the power sources to provide secondary sources of power. The load switches can be turned in a gradual manner at rates that depend on the power sources to which they are connected. The outputs of the load switches can be monitored for overvoltage and undervoltage conditions relative to the power sources to which they are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Inc
    Inventors: Crown Sen Shieh, Abid Hussain, Thomas J O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9300326
    Abstract: A charging circuit using a switch mode power supply to charge a battery from a connected external power adapter may periodically turn off the switch mode power supply and disconnect its input terminal from the switch mode power supply. A load may be connected to the input terminal. The input terminal is monitored for voltage collapse, indicating whether or not the power adapter is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas J O'Brien, Christian G Sporck
  • Patent number: 9003326
    Abstract: A GUI conveys the location of input focus to a user by a dynamic focus indicator that displays the path followed by input focus during a transition from one GUI component to another. A focus indicator is displayed at a first location having input focus. In response to the location of input focus shifting from the first location to a second location, a path is indicated from the first location to the second location and the focus indicator is displayed at the second location. The location of input focus may shift due to an input from the user, a request from an application associated with the GUI, or a timing event. The path is indicated by presenting an animation routine in which the focus indicator appears to traverse the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Swingler, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20140189852
    Abstract: A user is presented with one or more user-level permissions in a human understandable language, where the one or more user-level permissions represent one or more application-level permissions requested from an application for accessing one or more resources. A security profile is generated having one or more operating system (OS)-level permissions based on at least one of the user-level permissions authorized by the user. The security profile is enforced to restrict the application to accessing the one or more resources based on the OS-level permissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Swingler, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20140117944
    Abstract: A charging circuit using a switch mode power supply to charge a battery from a connected external power adapter may periodically turn off the switch mode power supply and disconnect its input terminal from the switch mode power supply. A load may be connected to the input terminal. The input terminal is monitored for voltage collapse, indicating whether or not the power adapter is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Thomas J. O'Brien, Christian G. Sporck
  • Patent number: 8646100
    Abstract: A user is presented with one or more user-level permissions in a human understandable language, where the one or more user-level permissions represent one or more application-level permissions requested from an application for accessing one or more resources. A security profile is generated having one or more operating system (OS)-level permissions based on at least one of the user-level permissions authorized by the user. The security profile is enforced to restrict the application to accessing the one or more resources based on the OS-level permissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Swingler, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8622803
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a memory, a first display device configured to display a first game, a second display device configured to display a second game, and a processor coupled to the memory, to the first display device, and to the second display device. The second display device includes a plurality of segments, wherein at least one of the segments is an electronic display device. The processor is configured to enable play of the first game in response to a wager made by the player, enable play of the second game upon detection of a triggering event during play of the first game, and during play of the first game and the second game, update the electronic display device to reflect a current award value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Ryan W. Cuddy, Eric Steven Boese, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8484500
    Abstract: A system and method is provided to accomplish distributed power sequencing function of a large electronics system with minimum number of signals in the sequencing network without compromising the flexibility and expandability. In one embodiment of the invention, the power sequencing function is accomplished with two signals of the sequencing network: power_on/power_off signal and SEQ_LINK signal. The power_on/power_off signal controls whether the sequencing is in power_on mode for turning on power to multiple devices in a predetermined sequence or power_off mode for for turning off power to multiple devices in a reverse sequence. The SEQ_LINK signal controls when the sequence counters, located in each participating device, are allowed to count to the subsequent state. Each sequencing logic circuit of these participating devices responds to a predetermined sequence position to enable the power on or power off of the power supply it controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas J O'brien