Patents by Inventor William O'Neill

William 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).

  • Patent number: 11129062
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for storing, manipulating, retrieving, and forwarding state, e.g., context and other information, used to support communications sessions with one or more end nodes, e.g., mobile devices, are described. Various features are directed to a mobile node controlling the transfer of state from a first access node to a second access node during a handoff operation thereby eliminating any need for state transfer messages to be transmitted between the second access node and the first access node during handoff. Other features of the invention are directed to the use of a core network node to store state information. State information stored in the core node can be accessed and used by access nodes in cases where a mobile node does not send a state transfer message during a handoff, e.g., because communication with the first access node is lost or because such messages are not supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan William O'Neill, Mathew Scott Corson, Georgios Tsirtsis, Vincent D. Park, Richard John Dynarski, David Mazik, Leonid Sigal
  • Publication number: 20210267687
    Abstract: A method for evaluating placement of a prosthetic device. The method comprises designating a position in a depiction of an anatomical region that includes a first structure in which the device is to be placed, the depiction showing the first structure and/or a blood pool volume of a second structure, and wherein the designated position corresponds to a position in the first structure at which the device may be placed. The method further comprises defining a plane and offsetting a representation thereof to a point in the depiction(s) at which the device would intersect the blood pool volume if placed at the designated position. The method comprises manipulating the orientation and/or position of the offset representation and determining a cross-sectional area of the blood pool volume along the manipulated representation for evaluating obstruction through the second structure if the device was placed at a corresponding position in the first structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, Eric Myers, William O'Neill, Marianne L. Rollet
  • Patent number: 11030398
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for on-screen ballot duplication is disclosed, that may be deployed for generating a revised ballot that satisfies predetermined rules or thresholds for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: RUNBECK ELECTION SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Runbeck, William O'Neill, Chris Schiffhauer, Sergei Nosov, Akasha Ramnarine
  • Publication number: 20210162731
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed a method of producing a three-dimensional porous tissue in-growth structure. The method includes the steps of depositing a first layer of metal powder and scanning the first layer of metal powder with a laser beam to form a portion of a plurality of predetermined unit cells. Depositing at least one additional layer of metal powder onto a previous layer and repeating the step of scanning a laser beam for at least one of the additional layers in order to continuing forming the predetermined unit cells. The method further includes continuing the depositing and scanning steps to form a medical implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicants: Howmedica Osteonics Corp., The University Of Liverpool
    Inventors: William O'Neill, Christopher J. Sutcliffe, Eric Jones, Robin Stamp
  • Patent number: 11004291
    Abstract: A system for election document processing is disclosed. Image data representative of a scanned election document is matched with a template for processing and consideration of a new elections record. The template defines areas of interest and rules for processing the image data. Data associated with picture elements defining the areas of interest is applied to predetermined validation functions to validate whether the image data includes sufficient information for populating predefined fields and accepting the scanned election document. Additional functions are applied to the image data to compare the image data with information of a voter registration database in order to verify a voter associated with the election document. The scanned election document is further processed for validation sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Runbeck Election Services Inc.
    Inventors: William O'Neill, Wei He, Chris Schiffhauer, Don Ingels, John Elder, Steve Prussing, David Siegel, Jon Miller, Joshua Bonebrake
  • Publication number: 20210100619
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a hollow anatomical structure of interest for percutaneous implantation. The method comprises acquiring image data of an anatomical region of interest that includes the anatomical structure of interest, and generating a segmented model of the anatomical region of interest using the acquired image data. The method further comprises obtaining image(s) of the anatomical structure of interest by sectioning out intervening anatomical structures from the segmented model thereof, identifying one or more pertinent landmarks of the anatomical structure of interest in the acquired image(s), and measuring at least one of a circumference, a maximal diameter, or a minimal diameter of one or more features of the anatomical structure of interest contained in the acquired image(s) to determine an anatomical structure size. The method still further comprises reconciling the anatomical structure size and an implant size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, William O'Neill, Eric Myers, Michael Forbes
  • Publication number: 20210093383
    Abstract: A method for selecting a medical device for use in the performance of a medical procedure. The method comprises acquiring image data relating to an anatomical region of interest of a patient's body and generating a multi-dimensional depiction of the anatomical region of interest using the acquired image data. The method further comprises defining a plurality of points relative to the multi-dimensional depiction, determining one or more measurements based on the defined plurality of points, and then selecting a medical device to be used based on the determined measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, Michael Forbes, Eric Myers, William O'Neill
  • Patent number: 10881461
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a hollow anatomical structure of interest for percutaneous implantation. The method comprises acquiring image data of an anatomical region of interest that includes the anatomical structure of interest, and generating a segmented model of the anatomical region of interest using the acquired image data. The method further comprises obtaining image(s) of the anatomical structure of interest by sectioning out intervening anatomical structures from the segmented model thereof, identifying one or more pertinent landmarks of the anatomical structure of interest in the acquired image(s), and measuring at least one of a circumference, a maximal diameter, or a minimal diameter of one or more features of the anatomical structure of interest contained in the acquired image(s) to determine an anatomical structure size. The method still further comprises reconciling the anatomical structure size and an implant size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Henry Ford Health System
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, William O'Neill, Eric Myers, Michael Forbes
  • Patent number: 10842953
    Abstract: An improved medicant delivery system is disclosed wherein the carrier for the medicant is a fluid that can be atomized or vaporized by exposure to heat. The system provides for repeatable dose of medicant, can be stored in any orientation, and/or has an ability to maximize energy efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: XTEN CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Goodman, William O'Neill, Alexander ChinHak Chong, William P Bartkowski, Peter Joseph Kovach, Larry Gawain Linde, Randy Eugene Berg
  • Patent number: 10792104
    Abstract: A method for selecting a medical device for use in the performance of a medical procedure. The method comprises acquiring image data relating to an anatomical region of interest of a patient's body and generating a multi-dimensional depiction of the anatomical region of interest using the acquired image data. The method further comprises defining a plurality of points relative to the multi-dimensional depiction, determining one or more measurements based on the defined plurality of points, and then selecting a medical device to be used based on the determined measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Henry Ford Health System
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, Michael Forbes, Eric Myers, William O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20200307417
    Abstract: A seat track covering system and method are configured to cover a seat track and one or more cables within an internal cabin of a vehicle. The seat track covering system and method include a seat track cover that securely couples to the seat track, and at least one cover adjustment member moveably coupled to the seat track cover. The seat track cover and the cover adjustment member(s) cover at least a portion of the seat track and at least a portion of the cable(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Rachelle N. Ornan, Dean Hettick, Amy L. Wisch, Patrick William O'Neill, Mark L. Cloud
  • Publication number: 20200307796
    Abstract: A component positioning system and method are configured to facilitate positioning of a component (such as a seat assembly) on a seat track within an internal cabin of a vehicle. The component positioning system and method include a component, and a position indicator coupled to a portion of the component. The position indicator emits a proper position indication when the component is in a proper position in relation to the seat track. The position indicator emits a remedial position indication when the component is not in the proper position with respect to the seat track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: James Jason Salmon, Jeffrey Scott Roberts, Patrick William O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20200170715
    Abstract: A method for evaluating the placement of a prosthetic heart valve in a structure of interest. The method comprises acquiring one or more depictions of an anatomical region of interest that includes the structure of interest, wherein each depiction shows the structure of interest and/or the blood pool volume of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) of the patient's heart. The method further comprises designating one or more positions in at least one of the one or more depictions wherein each position corresponds to a respective position in the structure of interest at which the prosthetic valve may be placed. The method still further comprises predicting, for each of the one or more designated positions, an amount of blood flow obstruction through the LVOT of the patient's heart that would occur if the prosthetic valve was to be placed at a corresponding position in the structure of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, William O'Neill, Eric Myers, Michael Forbes
  • Publication number: 20200086625
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed a method of producing a three-dimensional porous tissue in-growth structure. The method includes the steps of depositing a first layer of metal powder and scanning the first layer of metal powder with a laser beam to form a portion of a plurality of predetermined unit cells. Depositing at least one additional layer of metal powder onto a previous layer and repeating the step of scanning a laser beam for at least one of the additional layers in order to continuing forming the predetermined unit cells. The method further includes continuing the depositing and scanning steps to form a medical implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: The University Of Liverpool
    Inventors: William O'Neill, Christopher J. Sutcliffe, Eric Jones, Robin Stamp
  • Patent number: 10588697
    Abstract: A method for evaluating the placement of a prosthetic heart valve in a structure of interest. The method comprises acquiring one or more depictions of an anatomical region of interest that includes the structure of interest, wherein each depiction shows the structure of interest and/or the blood pool volume of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) of the patient's heart. The method further comprises designating one or more positions in at least one of the one or more depictions wherein each position corresponds to a respective position in the structure of interest at which the prosthetic valve may be placed. The method still further comprises predicting, for each of the one or more designated positions, an amount of blood flow obstruction through the LVOT of the patient's heart that would occur if the prosthetic valve was to be placed at a corresponding position in the structure of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Henry Ford Health System
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, William O'Neill, Eric Myers, Michael Forbes
  • Patent number: 10525688
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed a method of producing a three-dimensional porous tissue in-growth structure. The method includes the steps of depositing a first layer of metal powder and scanning the first layer of metal powder with a laser beam to form a portion of a plurality of predetermined unit cells. Depositing at least one additional layer of metal powder onto a previous layer and repeating the step of scanning a laser beam for at least one of the additional layers in order to continuing forming the predetermined unit cells. The method further includes continuing the depositing and scanning steps to form a medical implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Howmedica Osteonics Corp., The University Of Liverpool
    Inventors: William O'Neill, Christopher J. Sutcliffe, Eric Jones, Robin Stamp
  • Publication number: 20190367369
    Abstract: In a method for treating carbon nanotube-based material, the carbon nanotube-based material is suspended in an oxidative atmosphere. An illumination portion is illuminated with electromagnetic radiation to heat the illumination portion, the illumination portion being out of direct contact with any supporting surface. Heat is continuously conducted away from the illumination portion to a non-illumination portion of the carbon nanotube-based material. This heating in the oxidative atmosphere causes at least partial oxidation and at least partial removal of amorphous carbon, partly ordered non-tubular carbon, and/or defective nanotubes in the carbon nanotube-based material, leaving a treated material comprising an arrangement of remaining carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED
    Inventors: John BULMER, Francisco OROZCO, Thurid GSPANN, Martin SPARKES, William O'NEILL, James ELLIOTT, Krzysztof KOZIOL
  • Publication number: 20190351505
    Abstract: A component is fabricated in an additive manufacturing process. Only a portion of a first layer of a first material is at least partially melted to define a first component layer of the component. Only a portion of the second layer of a second material is at least partially melted to define a second component layer of the component in which the entirety of the second component layer is formed simultaneously, and the second component layer is attached to the first component layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: William O'Neill, Martin Sparkes, Jonathon Parkins, Eric Jones, Lewis Mullen
  • Publication number: 20190311030
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for on-screen ballot duplication is disclosed, that may be deployed for generating a revised ballot that satisfies predetermined rules or thresholds for further processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Runbeck, William O'Neill, Chris Schiffhauer, Sergei Nosov, Akasha Ramnarine
  • Publication number: 20190311563
    Abstract: A system for election document processing is disclosed. Image data representative of a scanned election document is matched with a template for processing and consideration of a new elections record. The template defines areas of interest and rules for processing the image data. Data associated with picture elements defining the areas of interest is applied to predetermined validation functions to validate whether the image data includes sufficient information for populating predefined fields and accepting the scanned election document. Additional functions are applied to the image data to compare the image data with information of a voter registration database in order to verify a voter associated with the election document. The scanned election document is further processed for validation sampling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: William O'Neill, Wei He, Chris Schiffhauer, Don Ingels, John Elder, Steve Prussing, David Siegel, Jon Miller, Joshua Bonebrake