Patents by Inventor Thomas Kelly

Thomas Kelly 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: 11223530
    Abstract: In an approach for extracting natural language text from a native device configuration of a network device, a processor converts a native device configuration of a network device to a standard element document. A processor extracts natural language text from the standard element document based on a set of predefined expressions. A processor extracts named entities from the extracted natural language text, according to given categories, via named-entity recognition. A processor maps each of the extracted and categorized named entities to a respective network device, based on respective extraction origin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Goldblatt, Michael Maclynn, Keith Quinn, Stephen Thomas Kelly, Andrew T. Penrose
  • Patent number: 11222073
    Abstract: A system and method for determining the extent of beneficial ownership of a target business by populating a database structure wherein businesses and ownership relationships between the business are represented by nodes and links. Steps include querying the database to establish the related ownership links; analyzing the query to determine ownership loops; de-looping the ownership relationships; and calculating the percentage ownership of each of the beneficial owners of the target business based on de-looped ownership relationships. A computer readable non-transitory storage medium stores instructions of a computer program, which when executed by a computer system results in performance of steps of the method. A system architecture having features uniquely suited to the task is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: THE DUN AND BRADSTREET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stuart Swindell, Yunhong Liu, Thomas Kelly, Paul Westcott
  • Patent number: 11187572
    Abstract: A load suspension and weighing system for a removable reservoir unit of a portable dialysis machine includes a centrally located flexure assembly. The flexure assembly includes magnets and a number of flexure rings which allow for movement of the magnets about a fixed circuit board. Sensors in the circuit board sense changes in the magnetic field as the magnets move in relation to the circuit board. The magnetic field changes produce a voltage output which is used by a processor to generate weight calculations. The top of the flexure assembly is attached to the interior of the dialysis machine. The entirety of the reservoir unit is suspended by a first internal frame that is attached to the bottom of the flexure assembly. Having a single flexure assembly positioned above the reservoir unit provides more accurate weight measurements while also preventing damage to the assembly from water spillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, Joe Fazio, Alec Huang, Brian Thomas Kelly, Tam Nolan, Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20210361251
    Abstract: A system for measuring muscle mass of a patient has a dual-energy radiation emission source. A radiation detector is configured to detect radiation emitted from the dual-energy radiation emission source passed through the patient. A processor has a memory with storing instructions, that when executed by the processor, perform a set of operations. The operations include receiving radiation detection data; generating a scan representation; identifying a primary fat target; determining an amount of fat in the primary fat target; comparing the amount of fat in the primary fat target to a reference; and based on the comparison, correcting an estimated amount of lean tissue to generate a corrected muscle mass value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin WILSON, Thomas KELLY
  • Patent number: 11110214
    Abstract: The present specification provides a dialysate management system for generating, weighing, and heating a dialysate fluid during a dialysis treatment. The dialysate management system includes a container and base enclosure. A bottom surface of the container rests within the base enclosure, which is configured to weigh the fluid in the container and measure its conductivity. The fluid may be heated using a heater integrated into the base enclosure or positioned in-line with a fluid pathway. The base of the container is preferably sloped and positioned within the internal volume of the container is a disposable prescription bag having a predefined quantity of prescription compositions that dissolve when water is poured into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, Brian Thomas Kelly
  • Patent number: 11058380
    Abstract: A system for measuring muscle mass of a patient has a dual-energy radiation emission source. A radiation detector is configured to detect radiation emitted from the dual-energy radiation emission source passed through the patient. A processor has a memory with storing instructions, that when executed by the processor, perform a set of operations. The operations include receiving radiation detection data; generating a scan representation; identifying a primary fat target; determining an amount of fat in the primary fat target; comparing the amount of fat in the primary fat target to a reference; and based on the comparison, correcting an estimated amount of lean tissue to generate a corrected muscle mass value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Wilson, Thomas Kelly
  • Patent number: 11038473
    Abstract: Circuits for protecting devices, such as gallium nitride (GaN) devices, and operating methods thereof are described. Such circuits may include a temperature sensor configured to sense the temperature of at least a portion of a device, and a phase shifter configured to shift the phase of the signal output by the device, when the sensed temperature is outside a safe temperature range, e.g., above a predefined temperature threshold. The phase may be shifted discretely or continuously. These circuits safeguard devices from damaging operating conditions to prolong the operating life of the protected devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: MACOM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Kelly
  • Publication number: 20210075679
    Abstract: In an approach for extracting natural language text from a native device configuration of a network device, a processor converts a native device configuration of a network device to a standard element document. A processor extracts natural language text from the standard element document based on a set of predefined expressions. A processor extracts named entities from the extracted natural language text, according to given categories, via named-entity recognition. A processor maps each of the extracted and categorized named entities to a respective network device, based on respective extraction origin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan Goldblatt, Michael Maclynn, Keith Quinn, Stephen Thomas Kelly, Andrew T. Penrose
  • Patent number: 10857281
    Abstract: The specification discloses a portable dialysis machine having a detachable controller unit and base unit. The controller unit includes a door having an interior face, a housing with a panel, where the housing and panel define a recessed region configured to receive the interior face of the door, and a manifold receiver fixedly attached to the panel. The manifold includes diaphragms adapted to minimize the dead space between the dialysis machine pins and improve responsivity. The base unit has a planar surface for receiving a container of fluid, a scale integrated with the planar surface and a heater in thermal communication with the container. Embodiments of the disclosed portable dialysis system have improved structural and functional features, including improved modularity, ease of use, and safety features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, Alec Huang, Brian Thomas Kelly
  • Patent number: 10849665
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are arthroplasty jigs each having a living hinge that allows the jigs to be snap-fitted on and off bone. The jigs each have a flexible portion and base portion. The flexible portion is adapted to move toward and away from the base portion as the guides are snap-fitted on and off bone. The jigs may include cutting slots for receipt of cutting instrument to resect the bone and/or guide holes to aid in securing the jig to the bone. The living hinge of the jigs is defined by one or more recesses in the body of the jigs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Singh, William Thomas Kelly
  • Publication number: 20200197595
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention pertain to cartridges, systems and methods for performing hemodialysis and related extracorporeal blood treatment modalities and therapies, in which blood flows in the inter fiber space and dialysate flows in the lumens of hollow fibers. Appropriate connectors and fitting orientations may be provided. There may be provided orbital distributors, fanning of fibers, and features to promote uniformity of fiber spacing in the fiber bundle. Orbital distributors may contain contoured surfaces, flow redirectors, non-uniform-conductance flow elements, through-wall distributors, and other features. There may be subdivision of the fiber bundle into two groups of fibers with separate control fluid to each group. Appropriate systems may be provided for various therapies. Flow past the fibers may be parallel, transverse or other configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Mohamed E. Labib, Stanislav S. Dukhin, Thomas Kelly, Peter Materna
  • Publication number: 20200191640
    Abstract: A load suspension and weighing system for a removable reservoir unit of a portable dialysis machine includes a centrally located flexure assembly. The flexure assembly includes magnets and a number of flexure rings which allow for movement of the magnets about a fixed circuit board. Sensors in the circuit board sense changes in the magnetic field as the magnets move in relation to the circuit board. The magnetic field changes produce a voltage output which is used by a processor to generate weight calculations. The top of the flexure assembly is attached to the interior of the dialysis machine. The entirety of the reservoir unit is suspended by a first internal frame that is attached to the bottom of the flexure assembly. Having a single flexure assembly positioned above the reservoir unit provides more accurate weight measurements while also preventing damage to the assembly from water spillage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, Joe Fazio, Alec Huang, Brian Thomas Kelly, Tam Nolan, Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20200187934
    Abstract: A tissue repair apparatus includes a housing, a rotatable shaft at least partially disposed within the housing, and first and second curved needles coupled to the shaft. The housing defines a gap between a first edge of the housing and a second edge of the housing, the gap adapted to receive tissue. The first and second needles curved needles being articulable within the housing from a delivery position, at which the first and second needles are spaced from the gap, to a deployed position, at which the first and second needles extend through the gap. Actuation of the shaft simultaneously articulates the first and second needles and the first needle enters the gap before the second needle enters the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: William Thomas Kelly, Manoj Kumar Singh
  • Publication number: 20200155756
    Abstract: The specification discloses a portable dialysis machine having a detachable controller unit and base unit with an improved reservoir heating system. The controller unit includes a door having an interior face, a housing with a panel, where the housing and panel define a recessed region configured to receive the interior face of the door, and a manifold receiver fixedly attached to the panel. The base unit has a reservoir with an internal pan and external pan, separated by a space that holds a heating element. The heating element is electrically coupled to electrical contacts attached to the external surface of the external pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, Alec Huang, Brian Thomas Kelly, Tam Nolan
  • Publication number: 20200129213
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are arthroplasty jigs each having a living hinge that allows the jigs to be snap-fitted on and off bone. The jigs each have a flexible portion and base portion. The flexible portion is adapted to move toward and away from the base portion as the guides are snap-fitted on and off bone. The jigs may include cutting slots for receipt of cutting instrument to resect the bone and/or guide holes to aid in securing the jig to the bone. The living hinge of the jigs is defined by one or more recesses in the body of the jigs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Singh, William Thomas Kelly
  • Publication number: 20200060636
    Abstract: A system for measuring muscle mass of a patient has a dual-energy radiation emission source. A radiation detector is configured to detect radiation emitted from the dual-energy radiation emission source passed through the patient. A processor has a memory with storing instructions, that when executed by the processor, perform a set of operations. The operations include receiving radiation detection data; generating a scan representation; identifying a primary fat target; determining an amount of fat in the primary fat target; comparing the amount of fat in the primary fat target to a reference; and based on the comparison, correcting an estimated amount of lean tissue to generate a corrected muscle mass value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin WILSON, Thomas KELLY
  • Publication number: 20200067465
    Abstract: Circuits for protecting devices, such as gallium nitride (GaN) devices, and operating methods thereof are described. Such circuits may include a temperature sensor configured to sense the temperature of at least a portion of a device, and a phase shifter configured to shift the phase of the signal output by the device, when the sensed temperature is outside a safe temperature range, e.g., above a predefined temperature threshold. The phase may be shifted discretely or continuously. These circuits safeguard devices from damaging operating conditions to prolong the operating life of the protected devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Kelly
  • Publication number: 20200061280
    Abstract: The specification discloses a portable dialysis machine having a detachable controller unit and base unit. The controller unit includes a door having an interior face, a housing with a panel, where the housing and panel define a recessed region configured to receive the interior face of the door, and a manifold receiver fixedly attached to the panel. The manifold includes diaphragms adapted to minimize the dead space between the dialysis machine pins and improve responsivity. The base unit has a planar surface for receiving a container of fluid, a scale integrated with the planar surface and a heater in thermal communication with the container. Embodiments of the disclosed portable dialysis system have improved structural and functional features, including improved modularity, ease of use, and safety features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, Alec Huang, Brian Thomas Kelly
  • Patent number: 10539450
    Abstract: A load suspension and weighing system for a removable reservoir unit of a portable dialysis machine includes a centrally located flexure assembly. The flexure assembly includes magnets and a number of flexure rings which allow for movement of the magnets about a fixed circuit board. Sensors in the circuit board sense changes in the magnetic field as the magnets move in relation to the circuit board. The magnetic field changes produce a voltage output which is used by a processor to generate weight calculations. The top of the flexure assembly is attached to the interior of the dialysis machine. The entirety of the reservoir unit is suspended by a first internal frame that is attached to the bottom of the flexure assembly. Having a single flexure assembly positioned above the reservoir unit provides more accurate weight measurements while also preventing damage to the assembly from water spillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, Joe Fazio, Alec Huang, Brian Thomas Kelly, Tam Nolan, Mark Smith
  • Patent number: D941274
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn J. Prevoir, Thomas Peters, Liam Kelly, Yang Liu, Andrew D. Dominijanni, Christopher Borradaile, Christian Trott