Patents by Inventor Daniel Morris

Daniel Morris 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: 10984440
    Abstract: Portable devices include environmental sensors that generate metrics about the environment (e.g., accelerometers detecting impulses and vibration, and GPS receivers detecting position and velocity). Such devices often use environmental metrics to extract user input directed at the device by the user, and status information about the device and the environment. Presented herein are techniques for using environmental metrics to infer physical activities performed by the user while attached to the device. For example, jogging may be inferred from regular, strong impulses and typical jogging speed; walking may be inferred from regular, weak impulses and typical walking speed; and riding in a vehicle may be inferred from low-level vibrations and high speed (optionally identifying the type of vehicle ridden by the user). Based on these inferences, the device may automatically present applications and/or or adjust user interfaces suitable for the user's physical activity, rather than responsive to user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Julia Maureen Letchner, Scott Saponas, Alice Jane Brush, Aman Kansal, Daniel Morris
  • Publication number: 20200397650
    Abstract: A roller device, including a first tube having a first diameter, and a through-bore having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, the through-bore extending through and concentric with the first tube, a first rod having a third diameter smaller than the second diameter, a first end, and a second end, where the second end of the first rod is operatively arranged to telescopingly engage with the through-bore of the first tube, a second rod having a fourth diameter equal to the third diameter, a first end and a second end, where the first end of the second rod is operatively arranged to telescopingly engage with the through-bore of the first tube, at least one roller arranged to rotate about the first tube, and a first handle fixedly secured to the first end of the first rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Morris
  • Publication number: 20200324101
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a connector hub adapted for use with an infusion set. The connector hub has a first connector and a second connector. The first connector communicates with a first fluid channel and has a first interface. The second connector communicates with a second fluid channel and has a second interface. Attaching the first and second connectors engages the first and second interfaces and provides fluid communication between the first and second fluid channels. Fluid flows between the medication reservoir and a cannula through the first and second fluid channels. At least one of the connectors may include a repositionable pivot member defining an interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Morris HARTMANN, Sean Matthew PSZENNY
  • Patent number: 10799419
    Abstract: A roller device, including a first tube having a first diameter, and a through-bore having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, the through-bore extending through and concentric with the first tube, a first rod having a third diameter smaller than the second diameter, a first end, and a second end, where the second end of the first rod is operatively arranged to telescopingly engage with the through-bore of the first tube, a second rod having a fourth diameter equal to the third diameter, a first end and a second end, where the first end of the second rod is operatively arranged to telescopingly engage with the through-bore of the first tube, at least one roller arranged to rotate about the first tube, and a first handle fixedly secured to the first end of the first rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Morris
  • Patent number: 10765331
    Abstract: A first data window of a pulse waveform signal comprising a first number of samples is analyzed to determine a level of confidence that a pulse sensing device is placed correctly. If an initial level of confidence is met, the user is given positive feedback, and a second data window of a pulse waveform signal comprising a second, larger number of samples is analyzed. If an increased level of confidence is met, the user is given increased positive feedback. If a level of confidence is not met, the user is given negative feedback. If a final level of confidence is met, the user is given feedback that the pulse sensing device is placed correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Morris, Sumit Basu, Jeremiah Wander, Gregory R. Smith, T. Scott Saponas
  • Publication number: 20200276383
    Abstract: Tube management devices are disclosed for use with an infusion set having a flexible tube. An exemplary device includes a central spindle defining an axis, a base member, and an upper member. The base member and upper member may project radially outwardly from the central spindle and may be axially spaced apart. The device may include a plurality of retainer members disposed on at least one of the base member and the upper member. The central spindle, the base member, the upper member, and the plurality of retainer members define a toroidal space sized to receive a variable length of the flexible tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Morris HARTMANN, Gavin Miles MCKEOWN, Sean Matthew PSZENNY
  • Patent number: 10749104
    Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatuses having a first magnet, a first stack of layers coupled to a first portion of the first magnet, a first layer coupled to a second portion of the first magnet, a second magnet, a second stack of layers coupled to a first portion of the second magnet, a second layer coupled to a second portion of the second magnet, a conductor coupled to the first stack of layers and to the second layer, and a conductive path coupled to the first portion of the first magnet and to the first portion of the second magnet, each of the first and second layers including a magnetoelectric material, each of the first and second stacks of layers providing an inverse spin orbit coupling effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Huichu Liu, Daniel Morris, Tanay Karnik, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Kaushik Vaidyanathan, Ian Young
  • Publication number: 20200238068
    Abstract: A transparent tubing is provided comprising a longitudinal axis having a center; an inner circumferential surface defining a fluid pathway therethrough for delivering a first medium having a first index of refraction m; an outer circumferential surface; at least one visual marker; and, at least one integrated lens disposed opposite from the at least one visual marker, the at least one integrated lens configured to direct light from the at least one visual marker for detecting a presence or an absence in the fluid pathway of a second medium having a second index of refraction n2, where n2 is different from the first index of refraction n1. A method of making transparent tubing having at least one integrated lens is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Xiangnan DANG, Daniel Morris HARTMANN, Michael David SANCHEZ
  • Patent number: 10716518
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method for estimating blood pressure is provided, comprising training a machine learning model on a cohort data set. The cohort data set may include subject-specific contextual data, time-varying features, and blood pressure measurements for a plurality of subjects. The method may include receiving contextual data for a specific subject, wherein the contextual data includes medical history data of the subject. The method may further include personalizing the machine learning model to the subject based on the contextual data. The method may include calibrating the machine learning model to the subject based on a set of time-varying features and blood pressure measurements of the subject. In addition, the method may include using the machine learning model and the time-varying features for the subject to generate a blood pressure estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Sumit Basu, Daniel Morris, Jeremiah Wander
  • Patent number: 10709383
    Abstract: A wrist-worn device heart-monitoring device is presented. The wrist-worn heart-monitoring device includes a radial tonometer configured to output a pressure signal indicating a pulse pressure wave at a user's wrist, two or more electrodes configured to output an electrical signal indicating a user's heart has been commanded to contract, and a microphone configured to output an audio signal indicating a closing of a user's aortic valve. The wrist-worn heart-monitoring device further includes a pulse transit time monitor configured to calculate a pre-ejection period of the user's heart based on at least the pressure, electrical, and audio signals, and calculate a pulse transit time based on at least the pre-ejection period, the pressure signal, and the electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICNESING, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Morris, Desney S. Tan, T. Scott Saponas, Shwetak N. Patel, Nicolas Villar, Gregory R. Smith, Sidhant Gupta, Gabriel Adam Cohn, David C. Kale, Sailaja Malladi, Ronald E. Paulsen
  • Publication number: 20200194663
    Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatuses having a first magnet, a first stack of layers coupled to a first portion of the first magnet, a first layer coupled to a second portion of the first magnet, a second magnet, a second stack of layers coupled to a first portion of the second magnet, a second layer coupled to a second portion of the second magnet, a conductor coupled to the first stack of layers and to the second layer, and a conductive path coupled to the first portion of the first magnet and to the first portion of the second magnet, each of the first and second layers including a magnetoelectric material, each of the first and second stacks of layers providing an inverse spin orbit coupling effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Huichu Liu, Daniel Morris, Tanay Karnik, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Kaushik Vaidyanathan, Ian Young
  • Publication number: 20200091414
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which comprises a full adder including magnetoelectric material and spin orbit material. In some embodiments, the adder includes: a 3-bit carry generation structure and a multi-bit sum generation structure coupled to the 3-bit carry generation structure. In some embodiments, the 3-bit carry generation structure includes at least three cells comprising magnetoelectric material and spin orbit material, wherein the 3-bit carry generation structure is to perform a minority logic operation on first, second, and third inputs to generate a carry output. In some embodiments, the multi-bit sum generation structure includes at least four cells comprising magnetoelectric material and spin orbit material, wherein the multi-bit sum generation structure is to perform a minority logic operation on the first, second, and third inputs and the carry output to generate a sum output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Huichu Liu, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Daniel Morris, Kaushik Vaidyanathan, Tanay Karnik, Ian Young
  • Publication number: 20200091407
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which comprises one or more magnetoelectric spin orbit (MESO) minority gates with different peripheral complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) circuit techniques in the device layer including: (1) current mirroring, (2) complementary supply voltages, (3) asymmetrical transistor sizing, and (4) using transmission gates. These MESO minority gates use the multi-phase clock to prevent back propagation of current so that MESO gate can correctly process the input data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Huichu LIU, Tanay KARNIK, Sasikanth MANIPATRUNI, Daniel MORRIS, Kaushik VAIDYANATHAN, Ian YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20200006346
    Abstract: Embodiments include an embedded dynamic random access memory (DRAM) device, a method of forming an embedded DRAM device, and a memory device. An embedded DRAM device includes a dielectric having a logic area and a memory area, and a trace and a via disposed in the logic area of dielectric. The embedded DRAM device further includes ferroelectric capacitors disposed in the memory area of dielectric, where each ferroelectric capacitor includes a first electrode, a ferroelectric layer, and a second electrode, and where the ferroelectric layer surrounds the first electrode of each ferroelectric capacitor and extends along a top surface of the dielectric in the memory area. The embedded DRAM device includes an etch stop layer above the dielectric. The second etch stop in the logic area may have a z-height that is approximately equal to a z-height of a top surface of the second etch stop in the memory area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Uygar AVCI, Ian YOUNG, Daniel MORRIS, Seiyon KIM, Yih WANG, Ruth BRAIN
  • Publication number: 20200006352
    Abstract: Embodiments include a memory array and a method of forming the memory array. A memory array includes a first dielectric over first metal traces, where first metal traces extend along a first direction, second metal traces on the first dielectric, where second metal traces extend along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and third metal traces on the second dielectric, where third metal traces extend along the first direction. The memory array includes a ferroelectric capacitor positioned in a trench having sidewalls and bottom surface, where the trench has a depth defined from a top surface of first metal trace to the top surface of third metal trace. The memory array further includes an insulating sidewall, a first electrode, a ferroelectric, and a second electrode disposed in the trench, where the trench has a rectangular cylinder shape defined by the first, second, and third metal traces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Uygar AVCI, Daniel MORRIS, Seiyon KIM, Yih WANG, Ruth BRAIN, Ian YOUNG
  • Patent number: 10341857
    Abstract: A privacy preserving sensor apparatus is described herein. The privacy preserving sensor apparatus includes a microphone that is configured to output a signal that is indicative of audio in an environment. The privacy preserving sensor apparatus further includes feature extraction circuitry integrated in the apparatus with the microphone, the feature extraction circuitry configured to extract features from the signal output by the microphone that are usable to detect occurrence of an event in the environment, wherein the signal output by the microphone is unable to be reconstructed based solely upon the features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yong Rui, Daniel Morris, Andrew D. Wilson, Nikunj Raghuvanshi, Desney S. Tan, Jeannette M. Wing
  • Publication number: 20190151189
    Abstract: A roller device, including a first tube having a first diameter, and a through-bore having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, the through-bore extending through and concentric with the first tube, a first rod having a third diameter smaller than the second diameter, a first end, and a second end, where the second end of the first rod is operatively arranged to telescopingly engage with the through-bore of the first tube, a second rod having a fourth diameter equal to the third diameter, a first end and a second end, where the first end of the second rod is operatively arranged to telescopingly engage with the through-bore of the first tube, at least one roller arranged to rotate about the first tube, and a first handle fixedly secured to the first end of the first rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Morris
  • Publication number: 20190091446
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tube management device for an infusion set that includes a holding member attachable to the patient and which defines a holding chamber for the tube. The tube may be engaged and disengaged with the device while the lube is operably connected to convey medication. The device may also allow a) the length of flexible tube controlled by the device and b) the position of the final exit of the tube from the holding member relative to the initial entry of the tube into the holding member to both be selectively adjusted. In some embodiments, tire holding chamber is defined by a plurality of channels which may be either non-intersecting or intersecting channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Morris HARTMANN, Lampros C KOURTIS, Sean Matthew PSZENNY, Monica Rixman SWINNEY
  • Publication number: 20190054233
    Abstract: An insulin infusion set (IIS) device with one or more features designed to achieve longevity in a patients continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) site viability. One exemplary feature is an adsorbent material configured to adsorb phenolic excipients (e.g., m-cresol or other preservatives) from the insulin formulation. The adsorbent material may be positioned along a fluid pathway specifically designed to increase and/or extend exposure between the insulin formulation and the adsorbent material. Another exemplary feature is a medicament configured to reduce the patients inflammation or slow the progression of the patients inflammatory response. Yet another exemplary feature is a diffusive catheter configured to deliver the insulin formulation in a diffuse manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher John DEMARIA, Daniel Morris HARTMANN, Graham Barry JONES, Christopher KOVALCHICK, Sean Matthew PSZENNY, Rhea SIRKAR, Monica Rixman SWINNEY
  • Publication number: 20190057117
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a system with multiple computing hosts each having a hypervisor to provide a virtual environment for the host and one or more containers each including a database instance and at least one database. These databases, and the database instance can be provided as a service to a user of a multi-tenant environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel SALINAS, Michael BASNIGHT, Daniel MORRIS, Edward KONETZKO