Patents by Inventor William F. Moore

William F. Moore 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: 20200179781
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing statistical analytics of golf performance for coaching including text, tabular, graphic, and image-based outputs that include trends information for the golfer, all based upon actual golf play on course situations, wherein the golfer inputs shot data during play, without interrupting the flow of the game, and uploads the shot data for analytics and review online, and wherein all information related to a given user are reviewable by an authorized coach user through a web-based coach access account. The system is further operable to provide the coach user rights for providing corrective or instructive feedback to the user, including visual recommendations such as modified target areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: SkyHawke Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew P. Doherty, James F. Doherty, III, William G. Moore
  • Publication number: 20200097174
    Abstract: A storage system comprises a plurality of storage nodes each comprising one or more storage devices. At least a given one of the storage nodes is configured to generate data blocks for prefilling of at least a subset of the storage devices, to maintain a first portion of the generated data blocks in a pool of data blocks available in the given storage node for prefilling one or more of the storage devices of the given storage node, and to send a second portion of the generated data blocks from the given storage node to one or more other ones of the storage nodes for prefilling one or more other ones of the storage devices of the one or more other storage nodes. Each of the other storage nodes can similarly maintain a separate pool of generated data blocks for prefilling its corresponding storage devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: William F. Moore, Anton Kucherov, Boaz Binia
  • Publication number: 20200097363
    Abstract: A storage system comprises a plurality of storage nodes each comprising one or more storage devices. Each of the storage nodes further comprises a processor coupled to a memory. The storage system is configured to prefill a given stripe across multiple ones of the storage devices with data blocks to a first fullness level, to designate at least a subset of the prefilled data blocks of the stripe as available for use in prefilling one or more logical storage volumes of the storage system, and to prefill a given one of the logical storage volumes to a second fullness level utilizing selected ones of the available data blocks. The given stripe across multiple ones of the storage devices illustratively comprises a RAID stripe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: William F. Moore, Anton Kucherov, Boaz Binia
  • Publication number: 20200097393
    Abstract: A storage system comprises a plurality of storage nodes each comprising one or more storage devices. At least a given one of the storage nodes is configured to read data blocks from its one or more storage devices, and for a given one of the data blocks, to determine based at least in part on a content-based signature of that data block whether or not the given data block is appropriate for use in a prefilling operation of the given storage node. Responsive to the given data block being appropriate for use in the prefilling operation of the given storage node, the given storage node uses the data block in the prefilling operation of the given storage node. Responsive to the given data block not being appropriate for use in the prefilling operation of the given storage node, the given storage node sends the data block to another one of the storage nodes for use in a prefilling operation of that other storage node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: William F. Moore, Anton Kucherov, Boaz Binia, Zvi Schneider
  • Patent number: 10561921
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing statistical analytics of golf performance for coaching including text, tabular, graphic, and image-based outputs that include trends information for the golfer, all based upon actual golf play on course situations, wherein the golfer inputs shot data during play, without interrupting the flow of the game, and uploads the shot data for analytics and review online, and wherein all information related to a given user are reviewable by an authorized coach user through a web-based coach access account. The system is further operable to provide the coach user rights for providing corrective or instructive feedback to the user, including visual recommendations such as modified target areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SKYHAWKE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew P. Doherty, James F. Doherty, III, William G. Moore
  • Publication number: 20190232142
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing statistical analytics of golf performance for coaching including text, tabular, graphic, and image-based outputs that include trends information for the golfer, all based upon actual golf play on course situations, wherein the golfer inputs shot data during play, without interrupting the flow of the game, and uploads the shot data for analytics and review online, and wherein all information related to a given user are reviewable by an authorized coach user through a web-based coach access account. The system is further operable to provide the coach user rights for providing corrective or instructive feedback to the user, including visual recommendations such as modified target areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: SkyHawke Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew P. Doherty, James F. Doherty, III, William G. Moore
  • Publication number: 20190167259
    Abstract: Surgical repair systems and techniques for plantar plate repairs. The surgical repair systems and methods reconstruct the plantar plate through a dorsal incision. The surgical repair system embodies a variety of instruments that provide visualization and access to the plantar plate using suture to complete the repair. The repair system may include some or all of the following instruments: a metatarsal head pusher employed in open surgical space, to move the “capital fragment” in a controlled manner; a suture retriever instrument and a suture retriever funnel (sleeve); a suture passer such as a Mini Scorpion DX and accompanying needle, or a variety of shaped Micro Suture Lassos; a measuring guide; and a small joint distractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Coughlin, Lowell F. Weil, Jr., Paul S. Shurnas, Jesse G. Moore, William Michael Karnes
  • Patent number: 9656003
    Abstract: Medical device coatings are provided that simultaneously release a therapeutic agent at different rates from different portions of the medical device coating. In a first embodiment, medical device coatings are provided that include particles comprising a therapeutic agent with two or more different particles sizes within a single layer on a surface of the implantable device. In a second embodiment, medical device coatings are provided having a higher concentration of the therapeutic agent in a first region of the coating than in a second region of the coating. In a third embodiment, medical device coatings are provided that are formed by certain coating processes wherein the droplet size of a spray coating solution is changed during the coating process. These coating processes preferably include applying a solution comprising a therapeutic agent and a suitable solvent to a surface of an implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: William F. Moore, Gary Bradford Shirley
  • Patent number: 9439787
    Abstract: A method of coating a stent is provided that minimizes damage to the coating. The stent is self-expanding and made of a superelastic material. The stent is initially cooled so that at least part of the structure of the stent transforms to a martensitic phase. The stent is then compressed, coated and loaded while the structure of the stent remains at least partially martensitic. After the stent is loaded into a tubular restraint, the loaded stent is allowed to warm to room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: William F. Moore, Nathan S. Ridgley
  • Patent number: 9440059
    Abstract: A hemostatic valve device for use in inserting an interventional device into a body lumen of a patient. The valve device includes a housing that defines a cavity between first and second end openings. A valve structure is disposed within the cavity, and defines a variable diameter channel for receiving the interventional device. An annular chamber is generally formed between the valve structure and the housing inner surface, and can be filled with fluid. The housing is movable between first and second positions so that the volume of the cavity and the diameter of the channel vary to a degree for the valve structure to form a seal along the interventional device inserted within the channel. The valve structure may be configured to seal without substantial twisting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: William F. Moore
  • Patent number: 9378563
    Abstract: A method for simulating the effect of viewing an image through a colored filter or colored ophthalmic spectacle, contact, intraocular or other lens is described. This method includes using a computer program to alter the red (R), green (G) and blue (B) color brightness of the individual pixels of the original image and then displaying them on the display screen or other visual display device of a computer. Each pixel's original RGB brightness value is multiplied by a fraction, which is determined by the RGB transmission of the colored lens or filter. The altered image is then displayed to a system user who will see the original image, as it would appear if seen through the colored lens or filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Herbert A. Wertheim, Philip R. Bartick, William F. Moore
  • Patent number: 9132260
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides a multiple balloon assembly used as part of the distal region of a medical device that is capable of delivering a therapeutic agent into a body vessel having bodily fluid. The multiple balloon assembly comprises an inner balloon and an outer balloon. The outer balloon further comprises a proximal taper region, a middle region, and a distal taper region. The inflation of the inner balloon causes the middle region of the outer balloon to contact the inner wall of the body vessel, thereby, occluding the flow of fluid through the body vessel. The proximal taper region and the distal taper region are configured such that they do not touch the inner wall of the body vessel. One of the distal taper and proximal taper regions has a plurality of apertures configured to allow for the therapeutic agent to be delivered into the body vessel at a predetermined rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Darin G. Schaeffer, William F. Moore
  • Publication number: 20150235386
    Abstract: A system and method for simulating the effect of viewing an image through a colored filter or colored ophthalmic spectacle, contact, intraocular or other lens is described. This method includes using a computer program to alter the red (R), green (G) and blue (B) color brightness of the individual pixels of the original image and then displaying them on the display screen or other visual display device of a computer. Each pixel's original RGB brightness value is multiplied by a fraction, which is determined by the RGB transmission of the colored lens or filter. The altered image is then displayed to a system user who will see the original image, as it would appear if seen through the colored lens or filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Herbert A. Wertheim, Philip R. Bartick, William F. Moore
  • Publication number: 20150234180
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting safer colored ophthalmic spectacle, contact, intraocular and other lenses and filters by quantifying the amount of harmful, higher energy visible and near visible radiation blocked by it compared to the overall visible radiation passing through it is described. A figure of merit, which is produced by the method, is the Wertheim Factor, whose value is nearly 50% for lenses which block the harmful high energy radiation compared to beneficial light and is nearly 0% for lenses which pass all radiation equally. This method includes using a computer program to sample the visible and near visible transmission spectrum of said colored filter or colored ophthalmic spectacle, contact, intraocular or other lens and then evaluate the energy content of the photons present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Herbert A. Wertheim, Phillip R. Bartick, William F. Moore
  • Patent number: 9108026
    Abstract: A spring action medical device includes a spring that may propel a hammer component in a distal direction when the spring is released from a loaded state. When propelled forward by the spring, the hammer component makes contact with a distal tip of the medical device. The distal tip may then transfer a force to an external object, such as an occlusion in a body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Deckard, Michael W. Hardert, Thomas A. Kay, Jr., William F. Moore, James C. Elsesser, David C. Lentz, Jeffry S. Melsheimer
  • Publication number: 20150093496
    Abstract: Medical device coatings are provided that simultaneously release a therapeutic agent at different rates from different portions of the medical device coating. In a first embodiment, medical device coatings are provided that include particles comprising a therapeutic agent with two or more different particles sizes within a single layer on a surface of the implantable device. In a second embodiment, medical device coatings are provided having a higher concentration of the therapeutic agent in a first region of the coating than in a second region of the coating. In a third embodiment, medical device coatings are provided that are formed by certain coating processes wherein the droplet size of a spray coating solution is changed during the coating process. These coating processes preferably include applying a solution comprising a therapeutic agent and a suitable solvent to a surface of an implantable medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: William F. Moore, Gary Bradford Shirley
  • Patent number: 8932345
    Abstract: Medical device coatings are provided that simultaneously release a therapeutic agent at different rates from different portions of the medical device coating. In a first embodiment, medical device coatings are provided that include particles comprising a therapeutic agent with two or more different particles sizes within a single layer on a surface of the implantable device. In a second embodiment, medical device coatings are provided having a higher concentration of the therapeutic agent in a first region of the coating than in a second region of the coating. In a third embodiment, medical device coatings are provided that are formed by certain coating processes wherein the droplet size of a spray coating solution is changed during the coating process. These coating processes preferably include applying a solution comprising a therapeutic agent and a suitable solvent to a surface of an implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: William F. Moore, Gary Bradford Shirley
  • Patent number: 8795577
    Abstract: An electrospinning apparatus may include a first spinneret and a second spinneret, each including a reservoir and an orifice. The first and second spinnerets may have first and second electrical charges, respectively. The first spinneret orifice may be located substantially opposite the second spinneret orifice. The first and second spinnerets may be used to prepare a medical device defining a lumen with a proximal end, a distal end, a luminal surface and an abluminal surface. The first spinneret orifice distal end may be configured to be located outside of the medical device lumen and between about 0.1 inches and about 6.0 inches from the medical device abluminal surface. The second spinneret orifice distal end may be configured to be located in the medical device lumen and between about 0.1 inches and about 6.0 inches from the medical device luminal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David E. Orr, William F. Moore, Siddharth Vad
  • Publication number: 20140102598
    Abstract: A method of coating a stent is provided that minimizes damage to the coating. The stent is self-expanding and made of a superelastic material. The stent is initially cooled so that at least part of the structure of the stent transforms to a martensitic phase. The stent is then compressed, coated and loaded while the structure of the stent remains at least partially martensitic. After the stent is loaded into a tubular restraint, the loaded stent is allowed to warm to room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: William F. Moore, Nathan S. Ridgley
  • Patent number: 8672919
    Abstract: A dual balloon catheter assembly and method of use thereof are provided. The dual balloon catheter assembly may be used in a cryoplasty treatment that is provided in combination with eluting an antiproliferative to reduce and/or eliminate vessel fractures, thereby inhibiting proliferative response after angioplasty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bradford Shirley, William F. Moore