Patents by Inventor William McDonough

William McDonough 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: 9877840
    Abstract: An adjustable intervertebral implant for implantation into a patient's spine in-between first and second adjacent or neighboring vertebrae. The implant may include one or more of the following features: (i) inner and outer members coupled by a radiographically imagable expansion ring, (ii) detachable endplates coupled to the implant via a polygonal press-fit coupling interface that accommodate a range of lordotic endplates to be applied to the implant using any surgical approach, (iii) an interference pre-loaded set screw for selectively locking the height of the construct, (iv) a radiographically imagable marker for determining the expansion of the implant, and (v) an asymmetric thread coupling between the expansion ring and the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William N. Woodburn, Sr., Tom Pepe, William McDonough, Douglas S. Kephart, David E. Evans
  • Patent number: 9816545
    Abstract: The present invention relates to headed push-in fasteners of the type produced by Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. known as TackPins and TackScrews. More specifically it relates to a Tack Pin or a Tack Screw with a Belleville head that provides the functionality of a Bellville washer without needing a separate part. When installed, the compression of the Bellville shaped head will cause a permanent loading to be applied under the head of the fastener, essentially creating a clamping force to the members being attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Maloney, Brian Bentrim, William McDonough
  • Publication number: 20170135507
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of devices for holding, conjoining and/or securing a cup and plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: William McDonough, Dean Tener
  • Publication number: 20170045370
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for representing road lanes as data in a database that can be used by a system in a vehicle to provide a safety-related function. Each data representation of a physical road lane includes data indicating start and end points of the represented lane and other data attributes pertaining to the represented lane, including data indicating what physical features are adjacent to the represented lane on right and left sides thereof and data indicating a geometry of the represented lane. Further, at least some of the data representations of lanes are associated with data representations of sublanes. Each data representation of a sublane includes data indicating start and end points thereof, defined relative to the lane of which the sublane is a part. A data representation of a sublane includes at least one data attribute associated therewith that pertains to the represented sublane and that is different than the same attribute of the lane of which the sublane is a part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Weiland, Gregory Nyczak, William McDonough, Michael Tsengouras, David Shuman, Paul Ford
  • Patent number: 9565957
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of devices for holding, conjoining and/or securing a cup and plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: BlueRed Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: William McDonough, Dean Tener
  • Patent number: 9494434
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for representing road lanes as data in a database that can be used by a system in a vehicle to provide a safety-related function. Each data representation of a physical road lane includes data indicating start and end points of the represented lane and other data attributes pertaining to the represented lane, including data indicating what physical features are adjacent to the represented lane on right and left sides thereof and data indicating a geometry of the represented lane. Further, at least some of the data representations of lanes are associated with data representations of sublanes. Each data representation of a sublane includes data indicating start and end points thereof, defined relative to the lane of which the sublane is a part. A data representation of a sublane includes at least one data attribute associated therewith that pertains to the represented sublane and that is different than the same attribute of the lane of which the sublane is a part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Weiland, Gregory Nyczak, William McDonough, Michael Tsengouras, David Shuman, Paul Ford
  • Publication number: 20160153788
    Abstract: A method and system for representing traffic control signals in a road network database is provided. The database may include lane-level modeling, intersection modeling, and traffic signal modeling of a road network. An individual traffic signal is represented in the database with data indicating the traffic signal's geographic location and other attributes of the traffic signal such as an arrangement of lenses in the signal, an indication as to whether the signal is vertically or horizontally oriented, a height of the traffic signal over the roadway, and others. The database can be used by a system in a vehicle that provides convenience features to the vehicle's driver. The system may attempt to warn or control a vehicle that is determined to be at imminent risk of violating a traffic signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Weiland, Gregory Nyczak, William McDonough, Michael Tsengouras, David Shuman, Paul Ford
  • Patent number: 9341485
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for representing road intersections as data. A database includes intersection object data entities that represent physical road intersections. Each intersection object data entity includes a maneuver list that identifies each permissible transversal of the intersection from each lane by which the represented intersection can be entered to each lane from which the intersection can be exited from the associated lane by which the intersection can be entered. Each transversal in the maneuver list indicates an entry lane, an exit lane, the geometry of a vehicle path connecting the entry and exit lanes, and an indication of a level of confidence associated with the specified geometry. The database can be used by a system in a vehicle to provide a safety-related function. The database is compatible with navigation-related applications that use a different data model to provide navigation-related functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Weiland, Gregory Nyczak, William McDonough, Michael Tsengouras, David Shuman, Paul Ford
  • Patent number: 9285237
    Abstract: A method and system for representing traffic control signals in a road network database is provided. The database may include lane-level modeling, intersection modeling, and traffic signal modeling of a road network. An individual traffic signal is represented in the database with data indicating the traffic signal's geographic location and other attributes of the traffic signal such as an arrangement of lenses in the signal, an indication as to whether the signal is vertically or horizontally oriented, a height of the traffic signal over the roadway, and others. The database can be used by a system in a vehicle that provides convenience features to the vehicle's driver. The system may attempt to warn or control a vehicle that is determined to be at imminent risk of violating a traffic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Weiland, Gregory Nyczak, William McDonough, Michael Tsengouras, David Shuman, Paul Ford
  • Publication number: 20150362327
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for representing road intersections as data. A database includes intersection object data entities that represent physical road intersections. Each intersection object data entity includes a maneuver list that identifies each permissible transversal of the intersection from each lane by which the represented intersection can be entered to each lane from which the intersection can be exited from the associated lane by which the intersection can be entered. Each transversal in the maneuver list indicates an entry lane, an exit lane, the geometry of a vehicle path connecting the entry and exit lanes, and an indication of a level of confidence associated with the specified geometry. The database can be used by a system in a vehicle to provide a safety-related function. The database is compatible with navigation-related applications that use a different data model to provide navigation-related functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Weiland, Gregory Nyczak, William McDonough, Michael Tsengouras, David Shuman, Paul Ford
  • Publication number: 20150313385
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of devices for holding, conjoining and/or securing a cup and plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: William McDonough, Dean Tener
  • Publication number: 20150257733
    Abstract: A wearable ultrasound system comprising an ultrasound probe, a proximal wearable component electrically interconnected with said ultrasound probe adapted to be wearable on the hand, wrist, or arm of a user, and including at least one user interface mechanism, a processor, and one or more displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Sonivate Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Sutherland Corbett, III, Kenneth Bates, William McDonough, Stephen B. Hooper, Brian Epps
  • Publication number: 20150063944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to headed push-in fasteners of the type produced by Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. known as TackPins and TackScrews. More specifically it relates to a Tack Pin or a Tack Screw with a Belleville head that provides the functionality of a Bellville washer without needing a separate part. When installed, the compression of the Bellville shaped head will cause a permanent loading to be applied under the head of the fastener, essentially creating a clamping force to the members being attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Maloney, Brian Bentrim, William McDonough
  • Publication number: 20150019128
    Abstract: A method and system for representing traffic control signals in a road network database is provided. The database may include lane-level modeling, intersection modeling, and traffic signal modeling of a road network. An individual traffic signal is represented in the database with data indicating the traffic signal's geographic location and other attributes of the traffic signal such as an arrangement of lenses in the signal, an indication as to whether the signal is vertically or horizontally oriented, a height of the traffic signal over the roadway, and others. The database can be used by a system in a vehicle that provides convenience features to the vehicle's driver. The system may attempt to warn or control a vehicle that is determined to be at imminent risk of violating a traffic signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Weiland, Gregory Nyczak, William McDonough, Michael Tsengouras, David Shuman, Paul Ford
  • Patent number: 8892356
    Abstract: A method and system for representing traffic control signals in a road network database is provided. The database may include lane-level modeling, intersection modeling, and traffic signal modeling of a road network. An individual traffic signal is represented in the database with data indicating the traffic signal's geographic location and other attributes of the traffic signal such as an arrangement of lenses in the signal, an indication as to whether the signal is vertically or horizontally oriented, a height of the traffic signal over the roadway, and others. The database can be used by a system in a vehicle that provides convenience features to the vehicle's driver. The system may attempt to warn or control a vehicle that is determined to be at imminent risk of violating a traffic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Weiland, Gregory Nyczak, William McDonough, Michael Tsengouras, David Shuman, Paul Ford
  • Publication number: 20140234394
    Abstract: An enhanced article which has a beneficial contact surface intended to allow bioabsorption of beneficial materials through the user's contact with the enhanced article in use. A functional or ornamental article which has at least one contact surface intended to come in contact with a human user includes a beneficial contact surface for covering the article's contact surface and providing a beneficial surface contact compound adapted to come in contact with a human user touching the article. The beneficial contact surface is connected to the article so that the contact surface of the article is covered by the beneficial contact surface. The presence of the beneficial surface contact compound in the beneficial contact surface means results in the exposure of the user's skin to the beneficial surface contact compound to allow absorption by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: William A. McDonough, Aly Khalifa
  • Patent number: 8717693
    Abstract: The described lens assembly for use with a camera having a camera body includes a tilt assembly portion configured to allow pivotal movement of the lens body relative to the camera body. The lens assembly further includes a focus assembly configured to axially adjust a position of a removable optic assembly mounted to the focus assembly relative to the lens body to control focus of the lens assembly when the optic assembly is installed in the lens body. The lens body and focus assembly may be structured to remain coupled to the camera body after the optic assembly is removed from the focus assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Lensbaby, LLC
    Inventors: Craig C. Strong, Samuel Pardue, William McDonough
  • Publication number: 20140067072
    Abstract: An adjustable intervertebral implant for implantation into a patient's spine in-between first and second adjacent or neighboring vertebrae. The implant may include one or more of the following features: (i) inner and outer members coupled by a radiographically imageable expansion ring, (ii) detachable endplates coupled to the implant via a polygonal press-fit coupling interface that accommodate a range of lordotic endplates to be applied to the implant using any surgical approach, (iii) an interference pre-loaded set screw for selectively locking the height of the construct, (iv) a radiographically imageable marker for determining the expansion of the implant, and (v) an asymmetric thread coupling between the expansion ring and the inner member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: William N. Woodburn, SR., Tom Pepe, William McDonough, Douglas S. Kephart, David E. Evans
  • Patent number: D728110
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sonivate Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Sutherland Corbett, III, Martin Baumer, Alan Vernon Andresen, William McDonough
  • Patent number: D743040
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sonivate Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Sutherland Corbett, III, William McDonough