Patents by Inventor William J. O'Neill

William J. O'Neill 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: 20200311823
    Abstract: Disclosed and described herein are systems and methods of performing computer-aided analysis of health claims to determine if a current claim is consistent with past claims for a member. Consistent claims are directed to a healthcare payor while non-consistent claims are returned for review and/or revision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Colleen D'Abbene, William J. O'Neill, Jimmy Liu, David Cardelle
  • Patent number: 9182361
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system includes a conventional, film-based X-ray machine and a digital imaging assembly. The X-ray machine includes an X-ray source and a bracket assembly configured to hold X-ray film. The digital imaging assembly is configured to be mounted on the bracket assembly of the X-ray machine. The digital imaging assembly includes a scintillation screen and a digital image sensor. The digital image sensor is coupled with one or more processors that is configured to receive user input that selects a mode of operation from between a still image capture mode and a video capture mode, receive digital signals from the digital image sensor, process the digital signals to generate digital X-ray image data in accordance with the selected mode of operation, and present the generated digital X-ray image data on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ann Arbor Digital Devices Inc.
    Inventors: William J. O Neill, Brian T. O Neill, David C. Blake
  • Publication number: 20140355738
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system includes a conventional, film-based X-ray machine and a digital imaging assembly. The X-ray machine includes an X-ray source and a bracket assembly configured to hold X-ray film. The digital imaging assembly is configured to be mounted on the bracket assembly of the X-ray machine. The digital imaging assembly includes a scintillation screen and a digital image sensor. The digital image sensor is coupled with one or more processors that is configured to receive user input that selects a mode of operation from between a still image capture mode and a video capture mode, receive digital signals from the digital image sensor, process the digital signals to generate digital X-ray image data in accordance with the selected mode of operation, and present the generated digital X-ray image data on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Ann Arbor Digital Devices Inc.
    Inventors: William J. O'Neill, Brian T. O'Neill, David C. Blake
  • Patent number: 5691843
    Abstract: Light filtering materials, preferably vertical strips of polarizing material, are disposed proximate to a suitably framed two-dimensional image to induce a sense of depth perception. In one embodiment, the image includes a frame disposed around its perimeter, and vertical strips of a polarizing material having a first axis of polarization are placed along the rightmost edge of the image and the leftmost outer edge of the frame, and vertical strips of a polarizing material having a second axis of polarization are disposed along the left edge of the image and along the right outermost edge of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Inventor: William J. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 5594843
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described whereby a projected television image is divided into two horizontally displaced images, and an observer wears glasses to synthesize three-dimensionality from the 2-D image. Switching means are provided so that the components associated with creating the 3-D effect may be made operative or inoperative, either mechanically or electrically. One or more wedge prisms or holographic optical elements are mounted on a frame along with polarizing filters, and a lever is used to transfer these elements into and out of the beam of a projected television image. Alternatively, an electrically or acoustically activated spatial light modulator and liquid-crystal polarizers may be left in the path of the projected beam and made operative and inoperative by way of electrical signals. The invention may be used with both single-source and multi-source projected images, and may be used in conjunction with both frontal and rear projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Depth Enhancement, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 4986279
    Abstract: A localization needle assembly includes an outer tubular cannula and a reinforced needle structure slidably mounted for movement within the outer cannula between extended and retracted portions, the needle structure defining a rearwardly extending barb which is contained within the outer cannula when the inner needle is extended while the surgeon locates a lesion. When the inner needle is retracted, the barb is deployed through an opening in the sidewall of the outer cannula for anchoring the localization needle assembly in body tissue in the proximity of the lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: National-Standard Company
    Inventor: William J. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 4436519
    Abstract: A hemostasis valve comprising a body having a central passage, a seal having a central aperature therein, the seal being mounted in the central passage, and a diaphragm having a wall member with a slit therein, the diaphragm being mounted in the central passage, the diaphragm wall member having an inner bottom diaphragm surface, and an outer bottom diaphragm surface, the slit extending from the inner bottom diaphragm surface to the outer bottom diaphragm surface, the wall member having a diaphragm chamber therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Argon Medical Corp.
    Inventor: William J. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 4205683
    Abstract: An adapter for use with a coaxial activating syringe balloon catheter assembly is provided with a simplified slide valve which permits a precise amount of fluid to be introduced into the balloon and held therein. The fluid is injected by means of a metering syringe which can thereafter be removed without deflating the balloon. A simple longitudinal movement of the adapter will release the fluid pressure in the balloon for deflation when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1980
    Assignee: Victory Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: William J. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 4088135
    Abstract: A balloon catheter having a flexible tubing containing a plurality of lumens and an inflatable balloon adjacent its distal end is connected to a coaxial unit incorporating a syringe at its proximal end. The syringe applies fluid through at least one of the lumens to inflate the balloon. Other lumens are connected to fluid sources or electrical leads through the coaxial unit for diagnostic or medicinal purposes. Visual means carried by the syringe indicate balloon failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Assignee: Victory Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: William J. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 3988585
    Abstract: A rectilinear scanner for detecting radiation in a plurality of channels utilizing a collimator. Each of the channels receives information from a different portion of the collimator. Information separately received is separately massaged and later collated to present a common image. The information is processed by apparatus in a data processing system. This system has means for massaging analog signals corresponding to gamma radiation counts. This system has means for converting such analog signals to digital signals. This system has means interfacing the digital signals into an address register that communicates directly via data busses to core memory of a central processing unit by cycle stealing. This system has means deriving clinically significant information by computation on the resultant digital data. This system has means storing, retrieving, and displaying the resultant digital data and the resultant derivations therefrom collectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1976
    Assignee: Medical Data Systems Corporation
    Inventors: William J. O'Neill, Donald R. Strange, Philip A. Miller