Patents by Inventor Timothy Carroll

Timothy Carroll 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: 20220265486
    Abstract: A patterned apertured web is disclosed. The patterned apertured web includes a plurality of land areas in the patterned apertured web and a plurality of apertures defined in the patterned apertured web. At least some land areas of the plurality of land areas surround at least some apertures of the plurality of apertures. The patterned apertured web has an Effective Open Area in the range of about 3% to about 30%, according to the Aperture Test herein. The patterned apertured web has a plurality of Interaperture Distances, according to the Aperture Test herein. The Interaperture Distances have a distribution having a median and a mean. The plurality of apertures include a first set of apertures defining a first shape and a second set of apertures defining a second shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy Ian MULLANE, Kelyn Anne ARORA, Jill Marlene ORR, Donald Carroll ROE, Jennifer SCHUTTE, John Brian STRUBE, Ann Cecilia TAPP, Rachael Eden WALTHER, Amanda Margaret BICKING, Jennifer Lynn DUSOLD, Margaret Elizabeth PORTER
  • Publication number: 20220226168
    Abstract: A patterned apertured web is disclosed. The patterned apertured web includes a plurality of land areas in the patterned apertured web and a plurality of apertures defined in the patterned apertured web. At least some land areas of the plurality of land areas surround at least some apertures of the plurality of apertures. The patterned apertured web has an Effective Open Area in the range of about 3% to about 30%, according to the Aperture Test herein. The patterned apertured web has a plurality of Interaperture Distances, according to the Aperture Test herein. The Interaperture Distances have a distribution having a median and a mean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Sara Lyn GIOVANNI, Donald Carroll ROE, John Lee HAMMONS, Kelyn Anne ARORA, Timothy Ian MULLANE, Matthew Steven RITTER, Jill Marlene ORR, Jennifer SCHUTTE, John Brian STRUBE, Ann Cecilia TAPP, Rachael Eden WALTHER, Amanda Margaret BICKING, Jennifer Lynn DUSOLD, Margaret Elizabeth PORTER
  • Patent number: 11383019
    Abstract: A dressing includes a foam layer, a plurality of cores extending substantially through the foam layer, and a drape sealable over the foam layer and a wound bed. The drape is couplable to a pump operable to create a negative pressure in the substantially-airtight volume. Each core is substantially removable from the foam layer to reveal a channel through the foam layer. Each core is defined by perforations that facilitate separation of the core from the foam layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher A. Carroll, Justin A. Long, Justin Rice, Christopher B. Locke, Timothy M. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20200205947
    Abstract: An implant-supported denture placement and alignment system may include a denture apparatus. The denture apparatus may have a denture base and a denture base positioning system. The denture base may comprise an implant guide system and be connectable to implants. In this manner, the denture apparatus may be positioned so that it is mountable to the implants placed according to the implant guide following their placement in a patient's mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Michael Grobbee, Timothy Carroll Thompson, Stephen F. Balshi, Glenn Wolfinger
  • Publication number: 20160374778
    Abstract: An implant-supported denture placement and alignment system may include a denture apparatus. The denture apparatus may have a denture base and a denture base positioning system. The denture base may be connectable to implants. Moreover, the denture base positioning system may position the denture base in substantially the same position as a surgical guide used to place the in this manner, the denture apparatus may be positioned so that it is mountable to the implants placed according to the surgical guide following their placement in a patient's mouth. In this manner, variations in the placement of the plants arising during the process of installing the implants may be compensated by transferring the actual implant positioning to the denture apparatus when it is positioned by the denture base positioning system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Michael Grobbee, Timothy Carroll Thompson
  • Patent number: 9427161
    Abstract: An acoustic driver system includes an active acoustic driver and a passive acoustic driver. The active acoustic driver is configured to produce oscillating acoustic energy. The passive acoustic driver is acoustically connected to the active acoustic driver and is configured to receive the oscillating acoustic energy and to convert it into shear waves. The passive acoustic driver includes a housing member and a vibrating member. The housing member includes a housing member cavity. The vibrating member is disposed at least partially within the housing member cavity. The vibrating member permanently retains a curved shape while disposed within the housing member cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Mayank Vijayvergia, Gaurav Gadodia, Sumeeth Jonathan, Samantha By, Frank Miller, Timothy Carroll, Teresa Woodruff
  • Publication number: 20140024922
    Abstract: An acoustic driver system includes an active acoustic driver and a passive acoustic driver. The active acoustic driver is configured to produce oscillating acoustic energy. The passive acoustic driver is acoustically connected to the active acoustic driver and is configured to receive the oscillating acoustic energy and to convert it into shear waves. The passive acoustic driver includes a housing member and a vibrating member. The housing member includes a housing member cavity. The vibrating member is disposed at least partially within the housing member cavity. The vibrating member permanently retains a curved shape while disposed within the housing member cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Mayank Vijayvergia, Gaurav Gadodia, Sumeeth Jonathan, Samantha By, Frank Miller, Timothy Carroll, Teresa Woodruff
  • Publication number: 20100040397
    Abstract: The present invention is a splitter finger for a fuser assembly such as is used in a photographic printing or copying machine. To provide the desired qualities of heat and wear resistance without using fabrication materials made using perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), the splitter fingers have bee fabricated from a variety of polymeric materials. In some embodiment, glass in the form of chopped glass and/or glass beads is added to at least the lifter portion of the splitter finger to provide additional stiffness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: POLYMER CONVERSIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome GORRELL, Timothy CARROLL
  • Publication number: 20070293795
    Abstract: A handheld apparatus including an internal motor and a removable treatment paddle. The removable treatment paddle is designed for connection with the internal motor, and typically has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface typically includes an abrasive material formed into or attached to the surface for skin exfoliation, and the second surface is typically a relatively less abrasive surface than the first surface, for aid in infusing at least one topical active into the skin after treatment with the first surface. The improved device also includes a multi-sided handpiece having a plurality of flat sides for ease of handling, and at least one ventilation hole to prevent overheating of the device during operation. The handpiece can also include a fan for proper ventilation through the ventilation holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventor: Timothy Carroll
  • Publication number: 20070255751
    Abstract: A computerized method, program product, and a service that resolves the business problem by enabling an automated and simplified process to generate DDL and JAVA classes directly from a MOF definition. The method, program product, and service creates useful computing artifacts from a set of abstract and generic specifications described in the MOF format. The computing artifacts include a DDL database schema having tables that accurately reflect the object-oriented hierarchy of the objects described in the MOF format; JAVA classes that correspond to the objects defined in the MOF format; object-to-relational (O/R) mapping file that maps the JAVA classes and their attributes to the tables and columns in the DDL database schema; SQL insert statements for loading the data of enumerated list values into the tables and the JAVA classes; database design reports; and O/R name translation reference reports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ravi Bansal, Robert Carney, Timothy Carroll, Saravanan Kannappan, Sara Waggoner
  • Publication number: 20070233545
    Abstract: A method for managing a complex project is provided. A plurality of phases is established for the complex project, wherein each phase of the plurality of phases has a definite duration and wherein each phase of the plurality of phases has distinct goals. The complex project is divided into a plurality of sub-projects, wherein the plurality of sub-projects is manageable by a central core team and wherein each sub-project is the responsibility of at least one team. The designation of which team is responsible for the sub-project is dependent upon the particular phase in which the sub-project is being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Cala, Timothy Carroll, David Eagle, Ronald Hofmeister, Laurie Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20050137845
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for enabling multi-language support for data. A piece of data is captured and translated into a plurality of languages. The original data and all of the translations are stored in the same database instance, for retrieval and presentation in any of a group of languages. The preferred embodiment of the invention provides a design and implementation of generalized database tables to implement the features of NLS Locales and NLS Text Groups, in order to enable the storage and retrieval of dynamic, textual data in multiple languages, concurrently, in a single database instance. The invention enables the scenario wherein a piece of data captured in one language is dynamically translated into all supported languages, and all translations are stored in the same database instance, for retrieval and presentation in any of the supported languages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Timothy Carroll, Andrew Greff, David King
  • Publication number: 20050138625
    Abstract: The present invention provides generalized database tables to implement the classifications of Resource Type, Resource Specification, and Resource Instance, supplemented by individual tables specific to each type of resource, and by the associations and dependencies between them. More specifically, this invention provides database tables comprising a group of structures including Resource Type, Resource Specification and Resource Instance. The Resource Instance is a representation of an individual computing resource, each Resource Instance relates to a physical or logical instance of one Resource Specification. A Resource Specification is a collection of features and functions of a given resource, belonging to one Resource Type which can have zero, one or more resource instances associated with it. A Resource Type, being the highest level of the Resource Model can have zero, one or many resource specifications associated with it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Timothy Carroll, David King, Beth Stefanchik, Steven Weinberger
  • Publication number: 20050044734
    Abstract: A finger guide for use in measuring, marking, scribing, cutting and similar operations common to the field of construction. The device assists in performing these operations on an object such as a board or piece of drywall. The finger guide has a top guide which is laid on the top surface of an object, and a perpendicular edge guide which abuts an edge of the object. The edge guide includes an index finger hole which allows the user to slip the device on his or her index finger and “wear” it like a ring. The top guide opens into a tape trough positioned to receive and hold a length of metal tape from a conventional tape measure. The top guide also includes reference marks used for measuring. Other features allow the device to be used as a saw guide in conjunction with a conventional circular saw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventor: Timothy Carroll
  • Publication number: 20050033159
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) is acquired using a contrast enhancement method in which a series of NMR images are rapidly acquired during a time resolved phase of the examination in which the contrast bolus makes a first pass through the arteries and veins. Arterial and venous voxels are automatically identified in the images using either of two disclosed methods. The signals from identified arterial voxels are used to produce an arterial contrast enhancement reference curve that is used to segment arterial voxels by a correlation process. Venous voxels are segmented in the same manner using a calculated venous contrast enhancement reference curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Mistretta, Yousef Tehrani, Timothy Carroll, Jiang Du
  • Patent number: 5759082
    Abstract: A cartwheel tumbling doll has a torso and a head mounted on the torso. An axis extends generally through the center of the head and torso. A pair of arms, each arm having a shoulder end and a hand end, are mounted for limited pivotal movement adjacent each arm's shoulder about a respective axis that is generally perpendicular to the center axis. A pair of legs, each leg having a hip end and a foot end, are mounted adjacent each leg's hip for limited pivotal movement relative to the torso about a respective axis that is generally perpendicular to the center axis. A weight is releasably connected to each hand. The foot of each leg contacts a substantially planar surface to support the doll in a generally upright position with the arms extended away from the feet and carrying the releasably connected weights. Pushing one side of the doll causes it to tumble sideways or cartwheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Breslow, Morrison, Terzian & Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. Kujawski, Timothy Carroll, Donald A. Rosenwinkel
  • Patent number: 5438723
    Abstract: A hospital bed, particulary suitable for home use comprises a plurality of sections which can be releasably connected together, and can be assembled for delivery and storage with head and foot sections, and head and foot boards stacked on a seat section. When thus assembled the bed can be put into a box and for ease of movement wheels project through the bottom of the box. The various sections and parts are releasably connected by pairs of brackets which clip together, the brackets held together by a clip which prevents disengagement. Power means are provided for raising the head section panel and the foot section panel. The bed has fixed legs which are provided with wheels. Movable legs can also be provided, extendable and retractable. When the movable legs are extended the fixed legs are raised, the wheels clear the floor. Head, foot and seat panels are joined together for articulation by means of a novel hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Carroll Equipment Sales Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Carroll
  • Patent number: 5257428
    Abstract: A hospital bed, particulary suitable for home use comprises a plurality of sections which can be releasably connected together, and can be assembled for delivery and storage with head and foot sections, and head and foot boards stacked on a seat section. When thus assembled the bed can be put into a box and for ease of movement wheels project through the bottom of the box. The various sections and parts are releasably connected by pairs of brackets which clip together, the brackets held together by a clip which prevents disengagement. Power means are provided for raising the head section board and the foot section board. The bed has fixed legs which are provided with wheels. Movable legs can also be provided, extendable and retractable. When the movable legs are extended the fixed legs are raised, the wheels clear the floor. Power means are provided for moving the movable legs, and the movable legs, power means and associated parts can be removably mounted on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Inventors: Timothy Carroll, Margaret L. Kellins
  • Patent number: 4789176
    Abstract: An adjustable cycle-type seat post assembly comprises a tubular seat post which fits slidably within an upstanding tubular seat mast. The seat post has a cylindrical bore with a closed upper end and an open lower end. A mounting shaft has an elongated body comprising upper and lower head portions with an intermediate portion between them. The upper head portion has a piston with O-ring seals engaging the cylindrical bore and defining with the closed upper end a variable volume air chamber. The intermediate portion has an axially extending slot engaging a pin secured to the seat post to limit relative axial movement and prevent relative torsional movement. The mounting shaft is secured in the seat mast by axially spaced openings in the lower head, one of which is engaged with a water bottle connecting stud extending through the seat mast wall. Ribs flanking the openings align them with the water bottle stud to facilitate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1988
    Assignee: Schwinn Bicycle Company
    Inventor: Timothy Carroll