Patents by Inventor Donald Michael

Donald Michael 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: 20200341457
    Abstract: A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property is disclosed. The monitoring system includes a sensor that is configured to generate sensor data that indicates an attribute of the property; a floor sensor that is configured to generate floor sensor data that indicates an amount of pressure applied to a portion of a floor of the property; and a monitor control unit. The monitor control unit is configured to receive, from the sensor, the sensor data; receive, from the floor sensor, the floor sensor data; analyze the sensor data and the floor sensor data; and based on analyzing the sensor data and the floor sensor data, perform a monitoring system action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Prugh, Johnathan Michael Carone, Donald Gerard Madden, Mary Melissa Kalagher, Daniel John Koniar, Liyu Yao, Martin Logan Elliott, John Zhang, William Wireko Mensah
  • Publication number: 20200342171
    Abstract: A method for execution by a computing device includes obtaining a phrase that includes string of words and generating a valid sequence of words utilizing the phrase. The method further includes identifying a set of identigens for each word of the valid sequence of words to produce sets of identigens. The method further includes identifying, for each identigen of the sets of identigens, a word type associated with phrase structure grammar rules to produce sets of identigen-type associations. The method further includes interpreting, utilizing the phrase structure grammar rules, the sets of identigen-type associations to produce an entigen group. The entigen group represents a most likely interpretation of the phrase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: entigenlogic LLC
    Inventors: Frank John Williams, David Ralph Lazzara, Donald Joseph Wurzel, Stephen Emerson Sundberg, Ameeta Vasant Reed, Dennis Arlen Roberson, Thomas James MacTavish, Karl Olaf Knutson, Jessy Thomas, Niklas Josiah MacTavish, David Michael Corns, II, Andrew Chu, Theodore Mazurkiewicz, Gary W. Grube
  • Patent number: 10814912
    Abstract: A backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer includes a controller receiving a driver control signal and outputting a vehicle backing steering command based on the control signal and limited by one of a first angle limit corresponding with a calculated maximum controllable angle and a second angle limit at a maneuverability threshold below the maximum controllable angle. The system further includes an interface outputting an indication of the one of the first and second angle limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Cotter, Erick Michael Lavoie, Tyler Daavettila, Robert Bell, Donald Jacob Mattern
  • Patent number: 10816199
    Abstract: Combustor assemblies and combustor heat shields are provided. As one example, a combustor assembly comprises a flow path assembly including an outer wall, an inner wall, and a combustor dome that define a combustion chamber and are formed from a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material. The combustor dome defines a plurality of dome openings, and a heat shield is positioned between the combustor dome and the combustion chamber that comprises a plurality of heat shield segments. Each heat shield segment defines a heat shield aperture that is aligned with a dome opening, and an aft surface of each segment is concave and a forward surface of each segment is convex. One of a plurality of fuel-air mixers is positioned through each heat shield aperture and dome opening, and one collar of a plurality of collars extends through each heat shield aperture to couple the heat shield to the fuel-air mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Donald Michael Corsmeier
  • Publication number: 20200332573
    Abstract: A vehicle latch assembly, including: a pawl pivotally mounted to the vehicle latch assembly; a claw pivotally mounted to the vehicle latch assembly; a switch cam lever; a first switch; a second switch, the switch cam lever has a first cam profile configured to engage the first switch and a second cam profile configured to engage the second switch, the first cam profile engaging the first switch; and wherein the second cam profile engages the second switch when the vehicle latch assembly is in a secondary position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Alexander Ney, Donald Michael Perkins
  • Patent number: 10807895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process that uses one or more evaporators to treat produced water containing silica. To address silica scaling, a crystallizing reagent is mixed with the produced water upstream of the evaporator. The crystallizing reagent is designed to precipitate a silica adsorbing compound such as magnesium hydroxide. The feedwater with the adsorbed silica is directed to an evaporator that produces a distillate and a concentrate containing the adsorbed silica. At least a portion of the concentrate having the silica adsorbing compound is directed to a separator that separates the silica adsorbing compound from the concentrate and recycles it back to where it is mixed with the produced water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Veolia Water Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Boudreau, Mark Nicholson, Nathan Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 10806310
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of wipes dispensers are disclosed herein. An exemplary wipes dispenser having a self-centering nozzle includes a container, a plurality of wipes contained within the container, a fluid for wetting the plurality of wipes, a receiving member connected to the container, and an outlet nozzle housing for holding an elastomeric outlet nozzle. The nozzle housing is connected to the receiving member so that the nozzle housing is movable between two or more positions. A biasing member is connected to one of the receiving member, the nozzle housing and the elastomeric outlet nozzle. The elastomeric outlet nozzle moves from a centered upright position, the biasing member deflects and biases the outlet nozzle toward a centered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Mann, Aaron D. Marshall, Nick E. Ciavarella, Jonathan Michael Johnson, Donald R. Harris, Kevin Michael Vail, Jenna Ann Matus
  • Patent number: 10807627
    Abstract: A physical shopping cart comprises a controller and a sensor array comprising an initial sensor configured to detect possible-items placed into the physical shopping cart and a secondary sensor configured to determine if possible-items detected by the initial sensor is are items-of-interest. The physical shopping cart is configured to maintain the secondary sensor in a low-power state; sense a possible-item placed into the physical shopping cart; determine if the possible-item is an item-of-interest; and transmit a sense-message that identifies the item-of-interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Hagen, Andrew Wipf, Josh Michael Dingman, Donnie Tolbert, Donald John Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10812015
    Abstract: A micro-inverter assembly for use in a photovoltaic system includes a housing, a direct current (DC)-to-alternating current (AC) micro-inverter disposed within the housing, and a DC connector electrically coupled to the DC-to-AC micro-inverter. The DC connector is positioned within a recess formed in a bottom surface of the housing such that at least one electrical contact of the DC connector is accessible from outside the housing. According to alternative embodiments, the DC connector comprises a plug-and-play connector constructed for one of a rotational engagement and a translational engagement with a DC connector of a photovoltaic (PV) panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Philip Michael Cioffi, Maja Harfman Todorovic, Michael Scott Herzog, Charles Steven Korman, Donald M. Doherty, Neil Anthony Johnson
  • Patent number: 10800454
    Abstract: A steering input device for a trailer backup assist system includes a control element moveable away from a center position sequentially through a first sub-range and a second sub-range and defining a first stop between the first sub-range and the second sub-range, movement past the first stop being permitted upon a first predetermined movement of the control element. The steering input device further includes a controller generating a vehicle steering command based on a position of the control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erick Michael Lavoie, Robert Bell, Donald Jacob Mattern
  • Publication number: 20200321678
    Abstract: An antenna mount includes a pivot saddle rotatably coupled to a pivot base. The azimuth angle of an antenna changes as the pivot saddle rotates about the pivot base. The pivot base and the pivot saddle further comprise a unitary folded metal part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Ian RENILSON, Thomas Cunningham TULLOCH, James Michael JEFFERSON, Donald GARDNER
  • Patent number: 10795367
    Abstract: A method for receiving autonomous vehicle (AV) driving path data associated with a driving path in a roadway of a geographic location. The driving path data associated with a trajectory for an AV in a roadway and trajectory points in a trajectory of the driving path in the roadway for determining at least one feature of the roadway positioned a lateral distance from a first trajectory of the one or more trajectories of the driving path of an AV based on the map data. The method includes receiving map data associated with a map of a geographic location, determining a driving path for an AV in a roadway, generating driving path information based on a trajectory point in a trajectory of the driving path, and providing driving path data associated with the driving path to an AV for controlling the AV on the roadway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Henry Polk Milstein, Donald Jason Burnette, Lisa Christine Weitekamp, Bryan John Nagy, Eric Michael Perko
  • Publication number: 20200305993
    Abstract: A system includes a robotic manipulator and an end effector coupled to the robotic manipulator and being moveable for interacting with a target site in a manual mode and an autonomous mode of operation. A navigation system is configured to track a position of the end effector and the target site. One or more controllers are configured to define a virtual boundary relative to the target site, prevent the end effector from penetrating the virtual boundary in the autonomous mode, and allow the end effector to penetrate the virtual boundary in the manual mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: David Gene Bowling, John Michael Stuart, Jerry A. Culp, Donald W. Malackowski, José Luis Moctezuma de la Barrera, Patrick Roessler, Joel N. Beer
  • Publication number: 20200315040
    Abstract: A modular electrical circuit carrier (ECC) configured to be directly secured to an exterior surface of a vehicle latch housing, the modular electrical circuit carrier (ECC) including: a housing; a printed circuit board located within the housing, the printed circuit board having a connector configured for securement with a wire harness connector and a series of connectors, wherein the printed circuit board includes a microprocessor capable of operating as a latch controller, wherein the housing and the series of connectors are configured for direct securement to the exterior surface of the vehicle latch housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Alexander Ney, Adam Mather, Donald Michael Perkins
  • Patent number: 10787928
    Abstract: A casing for use in a turbofan engine is provided. The casing includes an inner hub, an intermediate casing positioned radially outward from the inner hub, an outer casing positioned radially outward from the intermediate casing, and a plurality of struts spaced circumferentially about the inner hub and extending between the inner hub and the outer casing. At least one strut of the plurality of struts includes a flow channel extending therethrough. The casing also includes a fluid scoop defined within the inner hub, and a collector that couples the fluid scoop in flow communication with the flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: General Electric Company, GE Avio, S.r.l.
    Inventors: Andrew Michael Tompkins, Brandon Wayne Miller, Donald Albert Bradley, Michele Gravina, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Lorenzo Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10783486
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for storage, delivery, receipt, and/or other handling of an item in an electronically controllable storage receptacle are disclosed. The disclosure provides features for keyless access to the storage receptacle by use of user access information, such as a PIN or bar code. Further, features are disclosed for receiving and/or transmitting data related to the recipient and the item to facilitate the various handling actions of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    Inventors: Donald Eugene Irwin, Gabriel Michael Yessin, Joram Shenhar, Joel Locknauth Dewnandan, Michael LeRoy Spears, William Albert Tartal
  • Publication number: 20200284139
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes depth correlation tools and associated methods which do not require wireline depth correlation runs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Donald G. Kyle, Paul David Ringgenberg, Kenneth L. Schwendemann, Vincent Paul Zeller, Adam Harold Martin, Kevin Michael Renkes, Nicholas Cole Ashford
  • Patent number: 10770785
    Abstract: An antenna assembly may include an antenna element, a radome structure disposed proximate to the antenna element and including a plurality of plasma elements, a driver circuit operably coupled to the plasma elements to selectively ionize individual ones of the plasma elements, and a controller. The controller may be operably coupled to the driver circuit to provide control of plasma density of the individual ones of the plasma elements. The plasma elements may include respective enclosures. At least some of the enclosures may have at least two peripheral edge surfaces substantially fully contacted by corresponding peripheral edge surfaces of adjacent enclosures at at least one section along a longitudinal length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC
    Inventors: Gerard James Hayes, Koichiro Takamizawa, Donald L. Alcorn, James O. Legvold, Robert Michael Barts
  • Patent number: 10771062
    Abstract: Presented are systems and methods that allow hardware designers to protect valuable IP and information in the hardware domain in order to increase overall system security. In various embodiments of the invention this is accomplished by configuring logic gates of existing logic circuitry based on a key input. In certain embodiments, a logic function provides results that are dependent not only on input values but also on an encrypted logic key that determines connections for a given logic building block, such that the functionality of the logic function cannot be determined by reverse engineering. In some embodiments, the logic key is created by decrypting a piece of data using a secret or private key. Advantages of automatic encryption include that existing circuitry need not be re-implemented or re-built, and that the systems and methods presented are backward compatible with standard manufacturing tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Muchsel, Donald Wood Loomis, III, Edward Tangkwai Ma, Hung Thanh Nguyen, Nancy Kow Iida, Mark Alan Lovell
  • Patent number: 10766525
    Abstract: A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer includes a sensor module adapted to attach to the trailer and generate a trailer yaw rate or a trailer speed. The trailer backup assist system also includes a vehicle sensor system that generates a vehicle yaw rate and a vehicle speed. Further, the trailer backup assist system includes a controller that estimates a hitch angle based on the trailer yaw rate or the trailer speed and the vehicle yaw rate and the vehicle speed in view of a kinematic relationship between the trailer and the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erick Michael Lavoie, Donald Jacob Mattern