Patents by Inventor Bruce Morgan

Bruce Morgan 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: 20210267411
    Abstract: A coffee puck removal device (10) to remove a coffee puck (24) from a portafilter (20) is disclosed herein. The coffee puck removal device (10) has an open compartment (22) containing the coffee puck (24), the coffee puck (24) having an exposed major outer face (26) and a major inner face (28) when the coffee puck (24) is located in the open compartment (22). The device (10) includes: a body (12) having a rim (14) surrounding an aperture (16), with the rim (14) being configured to engage the portafilter (20), with the open compartment (22) facing the body (12) to inhibit air passing between the portafilter (20) and the rim (14); and a vacuum source (30) to remove air from the aperture (16) so that air pressure applied to the major inner face (28) is greater than air pressure applied to the exposed major outer face (26) so that the coffee puck (24) is removed from the portafilter (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Duncan Bruce HELLMERS, Stephen John MCCLEAN, Pierce BARNARD, Caroline VALENTINA, Andrew Robert MORGAN, Andrew Domenic GREGORACE, Robert GRASSIA
  • Publication number: 20200380543
    Abstract: A system and method for determining item particulars associated with an item in a marketplace are provided. In a method conducted at a server, an item record including information relating to an item is received from a communication device. Reference records obtained from a plurality of information sources and being analogous to the item record are identified. Item particulars are dynamically determined from the identified reference records using a computational component. The item particulars include a transfer value associated with the item and a time limit linked to the transfer value. The server outputs the transfer value and the time limit to a device. The transfer value represents an initial amount payable by an intermediary in favour of a seller of the item. The time limit represents a period of time in which the seller can control a target value for which the item will be sold to a buyer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Jamie Kazimierz SURKONT, Mark Eden RIDGWAY, Colin Bruce MORGAN
  • Publication number: 20200026099
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dynamically switchable contact lens, operable to switch between first and second focal states, each focal state having a different optical property, the lens comprising: a power source; a controller, operable to control the operation of the lens; a transceiver operable to communicate with a second lens and/or an external controller; wherein the controller is operable to pair the lens with the second lens by means of the external controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: John Clifford Jones, Helen Frances Gleeson, Philip Bruce Morgan
  • Patent number: 10459128
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device (100) for focusing visible light, the liquid crystal device (100) comprising a plurality of curved substrates (101,102) arranged to form one or more curved cavities (104) therebetween, each substrate being configured to provide a focal power, wherein the one or more curved cavities contain liquid crystal and form one or more liquid crystal elements. Each of the one or more liquid crystal elements are configured to provide a focal power, the focal power of each of the liquid crystal elements being dependent on the curvature of the respective cavity and a voltage applied across the liquid crystal contained within the respective cavity. The substrates (101,102) in combination with the one or more liquid crystal elements are arranged to provide a first focal power in a substantial absence of an applied voltage and a second focal power in response to an applied voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Manchester
    Inventors: Harry Edward Milton, Sarabjot Kaur, John Clifford Jones, Helen Frances Gleeson, Philip Bruce Morgan, John Clamp
  • Patent number: 10419388
    Abstract: A method and system for scanning a computing system network for dark matter computing systems and computing devices. The method includes establishing a communication link between a master server and at least one target scanning agent that has at least one network computing system coupled thereto, creating a scanning job for the target scanning agent, building a scanning job command based on the scanning job, sending the scanning job command to the target scanning agent, receiving scanning job results from the target agent, parsing through the received scanning job results for identifying information of hosts in the network computing system detected during the scanning job, determining which detected hosts are known hosts and which detected hosts are unknown hosts based on the identifying information, and comparing the identifying information of the unknown hosts to reference identifying information to determine which of the unknown hosts are dark matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: James Balcik, Lucas Gahler, Thusith Abeykoon, Bruce Morgan
  • Publication number: 20190197065
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a web site to expose various search providers that it promotes to browsers that navigate to that site. In at least some embodiments, the search providers are exposed using the HTML of a web page. When a browser navigates to that site, it processes the HTML of the associated web page and exposes the promoted search providers to the user. In at least some embodiments, the browser can permit use of one or more search providers without requiring the user to install the search provider. Alternately or additionally, in at least some other embodiments, the browser can enable the user to quickly and efficiently install the search provider so that the search provider can be available whenever the user uses their browser application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron J. Sauve, Amar S. Gandhi, Bruce A. Morgan, Carlos Yeung, Prashant Singh
  • Patent number: 10223452
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable a web site to expose various search providers that it promotes to browsers that navigate to that site. In at least some embodiments, the search providers are exposed using the HTML of a web page. When a browser navigates to that site, it processes the HTML of the associated web page and exposes the promoted search providers to the user. In at least some embodiments, the browser can permit use of one or more search providers without requiring the user to install the search provider. Alternately or additionally, in at least some other embodiments, the browser can enable the user to quickly and efficiently install the search provider so that the search provider can be available whenever the user uses their browser application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron J. Sauve, Amar S. Gandhi, Bruce A. Morgan, Carlos Yeung, Prashant Singh
  • Patent number: 10140107
    Abstract: Web applications are created and installed in response to user interactions with browser menus and browser links. In some instances, a browser menu selection or a selection of an icon associated with a URL in a web browser triggers the web application creation. A link to the web application may be presented in a task bar or a menu of an application on a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Patent number: 9894174
    Abstract: A content syndication platform, such as a web content syndication platform, manages, organizes and makes available for consumption content that is acquired from the Internet. In at least some embodiments, the platform can acquire and organize web content, and make such content available for consumption by many different types of applications. These applications may or may not necessarily understand the particular syndication format. An application program interface (API) exposes an object model which allows applications and users to easily accomplish many different tasks such as creating, reading, updating, deleting feeds and the like. Further, in at least some embodiments, a user can subscribe to a particular web feed, be provided with a user interface that contains distinct indicia to identify new feeds, and can efficiently consume or read RSS feeds using both an RSS reader and a web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amar S. Gandhi, Jane T. Kim, John H. Lueders, Sean Obafemi Lyndersay, Warren G. Stevens, Wayne W Y Choi, William Gould, Bruce A. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20170272463
    Abstract: A method and system for scanning a computing system network for dark matter computing systems and computing devices. The method includes establishing a communication link between a master server and at least one target scanning agent that has at least one network computing system coupled thereto, creating a scanning job for the target scanning agent, building a scanning job command based on the scanning job, sending the scanning job command to the target scanning agent, receiving scanning job results from the target agent, parsing through the received scanning job results for identifying information of hosts in the network computing system detected during the scanning job, determining which detected hosts are known hosts and which detected hosts are unknown hosts based on the identifying information, and comparing the identifying information of the unknown hosts to reference identifying information to determine which of the unknown hosts are dark matter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: James Balcik, Lucas Gahler, Thusith Abeykoon, Bruce Morgan
  • Patent number: 9762668
    Abstract: A content syndication platform, such as a web content syndication platform, manages, organizes and makes available for consumption content that is acquired from the Internet. In at least some embodiments, the platform can acquire and organize web content, and make such content available for consumption by many different types of applications. These applications may or may not necessarily understand the particular syndication format. An application program interface (API) exposes an object model which allows applications and users to easily accomplish many different tasks such as creating, reading, updating, deleting feeds and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amar S. Gandhi, Edward J. Praitis, Jane T. Kim, Sean O. Lyndersay, Walter V. von Koch, William Gould, Bruce A. Morgan, Cindy Kwan
  • Patent number: 9588754
    Abstract: Drag and drop operations are associated with the installation of web applications. In some instances, drag and drop operations include the selection of an icon associated with a URL in a web browser. When the selected icon is dragged to a taskbar of a desktop, a corresponding web application file is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Patent number: 9588636
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to exiting a full screen mode of a web browser. A system is configured to provide for display on a screen a web page in a full screen mode of a web browser. The system is further configured to detect a content-based event in the web browser and, in response to the detection, exit the full screen mode of the web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Nicholas Choc, Stuart Bruce Morgan, John François Julien Mellor, Christopher Reid Palmer, Eric Alain Dominique Noyau
  • Publication number: 20170017477
    Abstract: Web applications are created and installed in response to user interactions with browser menus and browser links. In some instances, a browser menu selection or a selection of an icon associated with a URL in a web browser triggers the web application creation. A link to the web application may be presented in a task bar or a menu of an application on a client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Publication number: 20160170097
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device (100) for focusing visible light, the liquid crystal device (100) comprising a plurality of curved substrates (101,102) arranged to form one or more curved cavities (104) therebetween, each substrate being configured to provide a focal power, wherein the one or more curved cavities contain liquid crystal and form one or more liquid crystal elements. Each of the one or more liquid crystal elements are configured to provide a focal power, the focal power of each of the liquid crystal elements being dependent on the curvature of the respective cavity and a voltage applied across the liquid crystal contained within the respective cavity. The substrates (101,102) in combination with the one or more liquid crystal elements are arranged to provide a first focal power in a substantial absence of an applied voltage and a second focal power in response to an applied voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: The University of Manchester
    Inventors: Harry Edward Milton, Sarabjot Kaur, John Clifford Jones, Helen Frances Gleeson, Philip Bruce Morgan, John Clamp
  • Patent number: 9367636
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jane T. Kim, Mary-Lynne Williams, Martin J. Hall, Jess S. Holbrook, Bruce A. Morgan, Alexander H. Malek, Israel Hilerio
  • Publication number: 20160057241
    Abstract: A content syndication platform, such as a web content syndication platform, manages, organizes and makes available for consumption content that is acquired from the Internet. In at least some embodiments, the platform can acquire and organize web content, and make such content available for consumption by many different types of applications. These applications may or may not necessarily understand the particular syndication format. An application program interface (API) exposes an object model which allows applications and users to easily accomplish many different tasks such as creating, reading, updating, deleting feeds and the like. Further, in at least some embodiments, a user can subscribe to a particular web feed, be provided with a user interface that contains distinct indicia to identify new feeds, and can efficiently consume or read RSS feeds using both an RSS reader and a web browser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Amar S. Gandhi, Jane T. Kim, John H. Lueders, Sean Obafemi Lyndersay, Warren G. Stevens, Wayne WY Choi, William Gould, Bruce A. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9262071
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide techniques for direct manipulation of content. The direct manipulation of content can provide an intuitive way for a user to access and interact with content. In at least some embodiments, content manipulation is “direct” in that content displayed in a user interface (e.g., one or more Web pages in a Web browser interface) can be moved in and/or out of the user interface in a direction that corresponds to user-initiated physical movements, such as the user dragging or flicking the content with the user's finger or some other type of input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Helen E. Drislane, David A. Matthews, Jan-Kristian Markiewicz, Paul L. Cutsinger, Jr., Bruce A. Morgan, Brian E. Manthos, Prashant Singh
  • Patent number: 9164671
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Publication number: 20150293757
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber