Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Sullivan

Thomas J. Sullivan 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: 20200077954
    Abstract: Detecting user contact with one or more electrodes of a physiological signal sensor can be used to ensure physiological signals measured by the physiological signal sensor meet waveform characteristics (e.g., of a clinically accurate physiological signal). In some examples, a mobile and/or wearable device can comprise sensing circuitry, stimulation circuitry, and processing circuitry. The stimulation circuit can drive one or more stimulation signals on one or more electrodes, the resulting signal(s) can be measured (e.g., by the sensing circuitry), and the processing circuitry can determine whether a user is in contact with the electrode(s). Additionally or alternatively, in some examples, mobile and/or wearable device can comprise saturation detection circuitry, and the processing circuitry can determine whether the sensing circuitry is saturated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Chad A. BOSSETTI, Thomas J. SULLIVAN, Xiaoyu GUO, Paras SAMSUKHA, Anirban CHATTERJEE
  • Publication number: 20200074490
    Abstract: Endogenous and exogenous variables associated with an item for sale by an affiliate may be displayed to a user of an affiliate decision-making tool. In response to the user selecting one of the endogenous variables, the affiliate decision-making tool may compute a number of introductions, a number of leads, and a number of sales for each of a plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable. The computation may be done utilizing a display position algorithm. A visualization of effects of setting the endogenous variable at different levels may be presented. The user may interact with the display position algorithm to vary one or more of the plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable such that the affiliate is eligible or disqualified to be displayed by an intermediary in response to a search for the item by a visitor of a network site owned and operated by the intermediary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Swinson, Jason McBride, Isaac Lemon Laughlin, Thomas J. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20200058016
    Abstract: A computerized system for activating, issuing and otherwise managing transactions and activities pertaining to stored-value cards over a communications network. A central information database is provided for storing stored-value cardholder and card purchaser information received directly from respective stored-value cardholders and card purchasers PCs through a universal central processor via respective communication gateways. The central processor is coupled for communication realtime to multiple unaffiliated stored-value card processing networks normally operated by respective hosts. Each network includes a stored-value card processor coupled to a stored-value card database and multiple respective merchant communication devices. The central processor is programmed for managing the activation and issuance of transactions and activities for the stored-value card through the respective unaffiliated networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas J. Sullivan, J. Simmons Graves
  • Publication number: 20200058439
    Abstract: A hardened inductive device and systems and methods for protecting the inductive device from impact is provided. The inductive device is hardened with protective coating and/or an armor steel housing. The hardened inductive device is protected from impact by an object such as a bullet and leakage of dielectric fluid is prevented. Acoustic and vibration sensors are provided to detect the presence and impact, respectively, of an object in relation to the inductive device housing. The measurements of the acoustic and vibration sensors are compared to thresholds for sending alarms to the network control center and initiating shut-down and other sequences to protect the active part. The acoustic sensor results are utilized to determine the location of origin of the projectile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: George K. Frimpong, Alberto Prieto, Mirrasoul J. Mousavi, James Stoupis, Ed G teNyenhuis, Jeremy R. Schueler, Andrew Bleich, Elizabeth D. Sullivan, Claude J. Lambert, Petter A. Fiskerud, Andrew J. Wall, Gary C. McLeish, Thomas McDonald, Ronald A. Kupiec
  • Patent number: 10555686
    Abstract: Methods and devices for removing parasitic effects from body impedance measurements. Such parasitic effects can include parasitic coupling(s)/impedance(s) and/or parasitic coupling between the impedance measurement device and the body tissue being measured. In one approach, a drive current is controlled so as to control the voltage of a sense electrode to reduce a parasitic current. In another approach, different known capacitances are added to enable calculation of unknown electrode impedances. In another approach, a positive feedback loop is used to reduce error associated with a parasitic current of a voltage sensor used to measure resulting subject voltage. In another approach, sequential application of drive voltage to each electrode is used and resulting currents through all electrodes are measured and used to calculate body impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Richard C. Kimoto, Thomas J. Sullivan, Paras Samsukha
  • Publication number: 20200010480
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for compounds of Formula (I) wherein A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A8, A15, RA, R5, R9, R10A, R10B, R11, R12, R13, R14, R16, W, X, and Y have any of the values defined in the specification, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, that are useful as agents for the treatment of diseases and conditions, including cancer. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising compounds of Formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick B. Brady, Wilfried Braje, Yujia Dai, George A. Doherty, Jane Gong, Katja Jantos, Cheng Ji, Andrew S. Judd, Aaron R. Kunzer, Chunqiu Lai, Anthony Mastracchio, Roberto M. Risi, Xiaohong Song, Andrew J. Souers, Gerard M. Sullivan, Zhi-Fu Tao, Jesse A. Teske, Xilu Wang, Michael D. Wendt, Yiyun Yu, Guidong Zhu, Thomas D. Penning
  • Publication number: 20200005381
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems and methods for the filtering, selection and presentation of vendors accounting for both user characteristics and vendor characteristics, such that the systems and methods may be used by both customer and vendor alike to better match customer needs with the resource-constrained vendors with whom a successful sale has a higher probability of occurring. Embodiments may include filtering, selecting and/or presenting vendors to a user sorted by the probability that the particular vendor will possess the characteristics that appeal to a particular customer and therefore result in a large probability of sale and suppress presentation of those vendors that are unlikely to be selected by the customer since their characteristics are less consistent with those needed by the customer and, therefore, are unlikely to result in a sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jason McBride, Thomas J. Sullivan, Michael D. Swinson, Zixia Wang
  • Patent number: 10517489
    Abstract: Wrist-worn devices and related methods measure a pulse transit time non-invasively and calculate a blood pressure value using the pulse transit time. A wrist-worn device includes an accelerometer, a photo-lethysmogram (PPG) or a pulse pressure sensor, and a controller. The PPG or the pulse pressure sensor coupled to the wrist-worn device for detecting an arrival of a blood pressure pulse at the user's wrist. The controller is configured to process output signals from the accelerometer to detect when the blood pressure pulse is propagated from the left ventricle of the user's heart, process a signal from the PPG or the pulse pressure sensor to detect when the blood pressure pulse arrives at the wrist, calculate a pulse transit time (PTT) for propagation of the blood pressure pulse from the left ventricle to the wrist, and generate one or more blood pressure values for the user based on the PTT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Ravi Narasimhan, Richard C. Kimoto, Thomas J. Sullivan, Todd K. Whitehurst, Derek Park-shing Young, Zijing Zeng, Erno Klaassen
  • Publication number: 20190378649
    Abstract: A hardened inductive device and systems and methods for protecting the inductive device from impact is provided. The inductive device is hardened with protective coating and/or an armor steel housing. The hardened inductive device is protected from impact by an object such as a bullet and leakage of dielectric fluid is prevented. Acoustic and vibration sensors are provided to detect the presence and impact, respectively, of an object in relation to the inductive device housing. The measurements of the acoustic and vibration sensors are compared to thresholds for sending alarms to the network control center and initiating shut-down and other sequences to protect the active part. The acoustic sensor results are utilized to determine the location of origin of the projectile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: George K. Frimpong, Alberto Prieto, Mirrasoul J. Mousavi, James Stoupis, Ed G. teNyenhuis, Jeremy R. Schueler, Andrew Bleich, Elizabeth D. Sullivan, Claude J. Lambert, Petter A. Fiskerud, Andrew J. Wall, Gary C. McLeish, Thomas McDonald, Ronald A. Kupiec
  • Patent number: 10493891
    Abstract: A floor mat assembly includes an extended floor mat and a connecting floor mat. The extended floor mat includes a floor portion and an extension portion. The extension portion includes a plurality of apertures and a plurality of tabs. The connecting floor mat includes a floor portion, an extension portion, and an adaptor member. The extension portion of the connecting floor mat extends from the floor portion. The adaptor member extends from the extension portion and includes a plurality of apertures and protrusions. The extended floor mat and the connecting floor mat interlock when the plurality of tabs of the extended floor mat extend through the plurality of apertures of the adaptor member and the protrusions of the adaptor member extend through the plurality of apertures of the extended floor mat to restrict vertical and lateral movement of the extended floor mat and connecting floor mat relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Barbara J Willobee, Michael S Sullivan, Thomas Haberkamp
  • Patent number: 10487151
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions related to antibody fragments which specifically bind sialyl-Tn epitope of tumor-associated glycoprotein 72 (TAG-72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Magliery, Brandon J. Sullivan, Nicholas E. Long
  • Patent number: 10482485
    Abstract: Endogenous and exogenous variables associated with an item for sale by an affiliate may be displayed to a user of an affiliate decision-making tool. In response to the user selecting one of the endogenous variables, the affiliate decision-making tool may compute a number of introductions, a number of leads, and a number of sales for each of a plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable. The computation may be done utilizing a display position algorithm. A visualization of effects of setting the endogenous variable at different levels may be presented. The user may interact with the display position algorithm to vary one or more of the plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable such that the affiliate is eligible or disqualified to be displayed by an intermediary in response to a search for the item by a visitor of a network site owned and operated by the intermediary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TrueCar, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Swinson, Jason McBride, Isaac Lemon Laughlin, Thomas J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10467676
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems and methods for the filtering, selection and presentation of vendors accounting for both user characteristics and vendor characteristics, such that the systems and methods may be used by both customer and vendor alike to better match customer needs with the resource-constrained vendors with whom a successful sale has a higher probability of occurring. Embodiments may include filtering, selecting and/or presenting vendors to a user sorted by the probability that the particular vendor will possess the characteristics that appeal to a particular customer and therefore result in a large probability of sale and suppress presentation of those vendors that are unlikely to be selected by the customer since their characteristics are less consistent with those needed by the customer and, therefore, are unlikely to result in a sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TrueCar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason McBride, Thomas J. Sullivan, Michael D. Swinson, Zixia Wang
  • Publication number: 20190331559
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for a tamper-resistant collection and retention a chemical sample. In one embodiment, the tamper-resistant system comprises a container operable to collect and retain a chemical sample, a tamper-resistant mechanism operable to disengage at a first chemical sample to allow for a collection of a chemical sample, wherein the tamper-resistant mechanism is operable to record one or more of: a date, a time, and a location, of the chemical sample during the collection of the chemical sample, and wherein the tamper-resistant mechanism is further operable to re-engage and lock after the collection of the chemical sample to resist subsequent chemical samples after the first chemical sampling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Pax T. Williams, David C. Seibert, Edward J. Sullivan, Thomas S. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 10431375
    Abstract: A hardened inductive device and systems and methods for protecting the inductive device from impact is provided. The inductive device is hardened with protective coating and/or an armor steel housing. The hardened inductive device is protected from impact by an object such as a bullet and leakage of dielectric fluid is prevented. Acoustic and vibration sensors are provided to detect the presence and impact, respectively, of an object in relation to the inductive device housing. The measurements of the acoustic and vibration sensors are compared to thresholds for sending alarms to the network control center and initiating shut-down and other sequences to protect the active part. The acoustic sensor results are utilized to determine the location of origin of the projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: George K. Frimpong, Alberto Prieto, Mirrasoul J. Mousavi, James Stoupis, Ed G teNyenhuis, Jeremy R. Schueler, Andrew Bleich, Elizabeth D. Sullivan, Claude J. Lambert, Petter A. Fiskerud, Andrew J. Wall, Gary C. McLeish, Thomas McDonald, Ronald A. Kupiec
  • Patent number: 10381251
    Abstract: An overhead hoist transport vehicle comprising: an overhead hoist; a translating stage; and a gripper coupled to the translating stage, the gripper being configured to grip a material unit; wherein the overhead hoist is configured to transport the material unit to one of a load port and a storage location by performing operations comprising: the overhead hoist being configured to vertically move the gripper to the load port and the storage location; and the translating stage being configured to horizontally move the overhead hoist to the load port and the storage location; and wherein the load port is beneath an overhead rail; and wherein at least a portion of the storage location is disposed lateral to the overhead rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Machinery Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian J. Doherty, Thomas R. Mariano, Robert P. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10371607
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for a tamper-resistant collection and retention a chemical sample. In one embodiment, the tamper-resistant system comprises a container operable to collect and retain a chemical sample, a tamper-resistant mechanism operable to disengage at a first chemical sample to allow for a collection of a chemical sample, wherein the tamper-resistant mechanism is operable to record one or more of: a date, a time, and a location, of the chemical sample during the collection of the chemical sample, and wherein the tamper-resistant mechanism is further operable to re-engage and lock after the collection of the chemical sample to resist subsequent chemical samples after the first chemical sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BETTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Pax T. Williams, David C. Seibert, Jr., Edward J. Sullivan, Thomas S. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 10335136
    Abstract: Systems and methods for soft tissue to bone repairs, without knot tying. Soft tissue repair systems include self-cinching constructs with a fixation device, a flexible strand with multiple flexible limbs, and a shuttle/pull device attached to the flexible strand to shuttle the multiple flexible limbs through the flexible strand and form a locking splice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Arthrex, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Dooney, Jr., Peter J. Dreyfuss, Derek C. Sullivan, Andrew C. Petry, Paul C. Brady, Kyle Chun, Christopher Donaldson
  • Publication number: 20190156354
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed provide a system, method, and computer program product for identifying consumer items more likely to be bought by an individual user. In some embodiments, a collaborative filter may be used to rank items based on the degree to which they match user preferences. The collaborative filter may be hierarchical and may take various factors into consideration. Example factors may include the similarity among items based on observable features, a summary of aggregate online search behavior across multiple users, the item features determined to be most important to the individual user, and a baseline item against which a conditional probability of another item being selected is measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Sullivan, Michael D. Swinson
  • Patent number: 10296929
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for the aggregation and analysis of vehicle prices via a geo-specific model. Data may be collected at various geo-specific levels such as a ZIP-Code level to provide greater data resolution. Data sets taken into account may include demarcation point data sets and data sets based on vehicle transactions. A demarcation point data set may be based on consumer market factors that influence car-buying behavior. Vehicle transactions may be classified into data sets for other vehicles having similar characteristics to the vehicle. A geo-specific statistical pricing model may then be applied to the data sets based on similar characteristics to a particular vehicle to produce a price estimation for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TRUECAR, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Swinson, Param Pash Kaur Dhillon, Thomas J. Sullivan, Xingchu Liu