Patents by Inventor Michael A. Barrett

Michael A. Barrett 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: 20190286900
    Abstract: Systems for dynamically detecting duplicate items are provided. In some examples, a system, may receive a document, document image, document details or the like. The system may identify at least one other document for comparison to the received document. The system may perform optical character recognition on the document or document image to identify data within one or more standard fields of the document. The detected data may be compared to the at least one other document and, if no matches exist, the document may be identified as not a duplicate. If one or more matches exist, the system may identify x and y coordinates of a location of data within one or more standard fields on the received document. A corresponding location on the at least one other document may be identified based on the x and y coordinates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Pepe, JR., Kerry Kurt Simpkins, John Barrett Hall, Robert E. Mills, JR., Murali Santhanam
  • Publication number: 20190272925
    Abstract: A respiratory disease analytics system provides respiratory disease risk reports to a patient, provider, or third-party entity describing a patient's risk of experiencing a medication usage event given data in a geographic region. Regional data, including air pollutant conditions, weather conditions, demographic information, built environment factors, and regional health conditions for a geographic region are accessed from other sources and assigned based on event data recorded during a medicament usage event, as collected by sensors associated with the patient's medicament device/s. The regional data is assigned to medicament usage events occurring within a period of time. The assigned regional data is analyzed to determine an expected number of medication usage events for the geographic region occurring over the period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Meredith A. Barrett, Guangquan Su, Michael J. Tuffli, Michael Lohmeier, Robert Austin Lee, Christopher Hogg, John David Van Sickle, Gregory F. Tracy, Nicholas John Hirons
  • Publication number: 20190202816
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes and intermediates for preparing compounds of formula (IA), wherein R1, R4, R5, R6, and L1 are as defined herein. Compounds of formula (IA) have been found useful as EP4 receptor agonists useful in the treatment of glaucoma, osteoporosis, neuropathic pain, and related disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Douglas Barrett, Joseph Michael Colombo, Bradlee David Germain, Andriy Kornilov, James Bernard Kramer, Adam Uzieblo
  • Publication number: 20190192691
    Abstract: The present invention provides regulatable biocircuit systems. Such systems provide modular and tunable protein expression systems in support of the discovery and development of therapeutic modalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Barrett, Michael N. Gladstone, Tariq A. Kassum, Vipin Suri, Dan Jun Li, Dexue Sun, Brian Dolinski
  • Publication number: 20190189258
    Abstract: This description relates to insight into the asthma management habits of a patient or a plurality of patients. The provided information includes records of rescue medication usage events, records of controller medication events, and overall evaluations of a patients disease management. Users of the application may include both patients who may use the information to monitor their own habits or providers who may use the information to monitor patients or improve a patient's existing medication regimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Meredith A. Barrett, Mike Lohmeier, Shannon M. Hamilton, Michael J. Tuffli, Dmitry Stupakov, Christopher Hogg, John David Van Sickle
  • Patent number: 10327113
    Abstract: In some examples, a first push-to-talk (PTT) client that has access to a wide area network (WAN) performs distributed control for a PTT session in conjunction with distributed control for the PTT session performed by another PTT client in the PTT session, the distributed control by the first PTT client performed without use of any PTT server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Barrett, Andrew Michael Allen
  • Publication number: 20190172022
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatuses and methods that help validate and process payment instruments for different products, such as but not limited to credit card payments, mortgage payments, or any other type of payment. The payment amount from a payment instrument may be determined from a multiple locations on the payment instrument. In addition, a payment amount may be determined from a remittance document that accompanies the payment instrument, such as a remittance coupon that is mailed along with a check. The amount in the remittance courtesy box, the minimum amount due, the last payment made, and the full balance remaining may all be captured and used to validate the amount on the payment instrument. Moreover, one or more confidence scores for the amounts on the payment instrument and remittance document may be used to validate the payment amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Kevin Benton, Mark David Felse, Sarah Catherine Christine, John Barrett Hall, Michael J. Pepe, JR., Kerry Kurt Simpkins
  • Publication number: 20190161228
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a moveable support platform within the container to reduce a distance that items fall into the container when stowed. The support platform is lowered by a movement mechanism as items are placed into the container. The movement mechanism may be a bladder filled with air, a biasing device, a pneumatic device, or a mechanical device. The moveable support may form a bottom portion of the container during transport of the container. In some instances, the movement mechanism may lift items out of the container to empty the container at a destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel Gardner Garrett, Martin Peter Aalund, Vinay Balan, Michael Barrett Hill, David Bruce McCalib, JR., Timothy Alan Talda, Toby Ge Xu
  • Publication number: 20190157685
    Abstract: A method and/or electrochemical cell for utilising one or more gas diffusion electrodes (GDEs) in an electrochemical cell, the one or more gas diffusion electrodes have a wetting pressure and/or a bubble point exceeding 0.2 bar. The one or more gas diffusion electrodes can be subjected to a pressure differential between a liquid side and a gas side. A pressure on the liquid side of the GDE over the gas side does not exceed the wetting pressure of the GDE during operation (in cases where a liquid electrolyte side has higher pressure), and/or a pressure on the gas side of the GDE over the liquid side, does not exceeds the bubble point of the GDE (in cases where the gas side has the higher pressure).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Gerhard Frederick SWIEGERS, Andrew NATTESTAD, Dennis ANTIOHOS, Fletcher William THOMPSON, Stephen Thomas BEIRNE, Steven DuWayne KLOOS, Paul Brendan Denis Michael BARRETT
  • Publication number: 20190153395
    Abstract: Organs-on-chips are microfluidic devices for culturing living cells in micrometer sized chambers in order to model physiological functions of tissues and organs. Engineered patterning and continuous fluid flow in these devices has allowed culturing of intestinal cells bearing physiologically relevant features and sustained exposure to bacteria while maintaining cellular viability, thereby allowing study of inflammatory bowl diseases. However, existing intestinal cells do not possess all physiologically relevant subtypes, do not possess the repertoire of genetic variations, or allow for study of other important cellular actors such as immune cells. Use of iPSC-derived epithelium, including IBD patient-specific cells, allows for superior disease modeling by capturing the multi-faceted nature of the disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Robert Barrett, Clive Svendsen, Stephan R. Targan, Michael Workman, Dhruv Sareen, Uthra Rajamani
  • Patent number: 10297834
    Abstract: A method and/or electrochemical cell for utilizing one or more gas diffusion 5 electrodes (GDEs) in an electrochemical cell, the one or more gas diffusion electrodes have a wetting pressure and/or a bubble point exceeding 0.2 bar. The one or more gas diffusion electrodes can be subjected to a pressure differential between a liquid side and a gas side. A pressure on the liquid side of the GDE over the gas side does not exceed the wetting pressure of the GDE during 10 operation (in cases where a liquid electrolyte side has higher pressure), and/or a pressure on the gas side of the GDE over the liquid side, does not exceeds the bubble point of the GDE (in cases where the gas side has the higher pressure).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AQUAHYDREX PTY LTD
    Inventors: Gerhard Frederick Swiegers, Andrew Nattestad, Dennis Antiohos, Fletcher William Thompson, Stephen Thomas Beirne, Steven DuWayne Kloos, Paul Brendan Denis Michael Barrett
  • Patent number: 10295255
    Abstract: An adsorption process for xenon recovery from a cryogenic liquid or gas stream is described wherein a bed of adsorbent is contacted with the aforementioned xenon containing liquid or gas stream and adsorbs the xenon selectively from this fluid stream. The adsorption bed is operated to at least near full breakthrough with xenon to enable a deep rejection of other stream components, prior to regeneration using the temperature swing method. Operating the adsorption bed to near full breakthrough with xenon, prior to regeneration, enables production of a high purity product from the adsorption bed and further enables oxygen to be used safely as a purge gas, even in cases where hydrocarbons are co-present in the feed stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Philip A. Barrett, Neil A. Stephenson, Nicholas R. Stuckert, Michael Freiert, Hai Du, Rachael A. Masin, Garrett R. Swindlehurst
  • Publication number: 20190144435
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of treating osteroporosis, bone fracture, bone loss, and increasing bone density by administration of compounds of formula (I) or compositions comprising a compound of formula (I) and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein L1, L2, L4, R1, R4, R5, R6, and s are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Myometrics, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Douglas Barrett, Fred Lawrence Ciske, Joseph Michael Colombo, Gregory William Endress, Bradlee David Germain, Andriy Komilov, James Bernard Kramer, Adam Uzieblo, Thomas Allen Owen, James Paul O'Malley
  • Patent number: 10284977
    Abstract: Securing mechanisms for space access devices, such as an audio signal transmitting device, include a plurality of flattened members that are configured to transition from a relaxed state to a securing state when the space access device is inserted into an internal space or opening that has an inside diameter smaller than an outside diameter of the flattened members in the relaxed state. The flattened members securely engage a surface of the internal space and conform to the shape and size of the internal space. An amount of force applied by the flattened members to the surface of the internal space can be tuned by changing a stiffness of a rib supporting the flattened member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Eargo, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Shen, Michael Barrett, Raphael Michel, Florent Michel
  • Publication number: 20190111456
    Abstract: A guard configured to form an air flow channel with a space access device and to clear debris therefrom includes a surface configured to interface with an opposing surface of the space access device to form the air flow channel. A connector is configured to attach the guard to the space access device so that the surface and the opposing surface are oriented in predetermined positions to establish the air flow channel. A wiper extends from at least a portion of the surface, the wiper being configured such that upon rotation of the guard relative to the space access device, the wiper contacts and moves the debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Sarjeant Aase, Michael Barrett
  • Publication number: 20190110928
    Abstract: Guards for a space access device are configured to be attached to, as well as removed from the space access device by hand, without the need to resort to any tools to perform the attachment or the removal. A distal guard includes at least first and second filters separated by at least one convoluted pathway, and also includes outwardly extending members projecting outwardly from a base of the distal guard. A proximal guard forms at least one convoluted pathway with a cap forming a proximal end of the space access device. A pull tab provides redundancy against failure. The pull tab may be incorporated into the distal guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Sarjeant Aase, Michael Barrett, Daniel Z. Shen
  • Publication number: 20190116438
    Abstract: A guard for a space access device is configured to output air flow through a distal end portion thereof. The guard includes q housing having a proximal end opening, a distal end opening, and a filter portion positioned between the proximal and distal end openings. The filter includes a first plate having a first opening therethrough and a second plate having a second opening therethrough. When the first plate is overlaid in contact with the second plate, this forms an aperture that extends through both the first and second plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Barrett, Manny Ocano, Daniel Shen, Iain Butler, Florent Michel, Raphael Michel, Keith Wong
  • Patent number: 10227154
    Abstract: A moveable support platform within a container may reduce a distance that items fall into the container when stowed. The moveable support platform is lowered by a movement mechanism as items are placed into the container. The movement mechanism may be a bladder filled with air, a biasing device, a pneumatic device, or a mechanical device. The moveable support platform may form a bottom portion of the container during transport of the container. In some instances, the movement mechanism may lift items out of the container to empty the container at a destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Gardner Garrett, Martin Peter Aalund, Vinay Balan, Michael Barrett Hill, David Bruce McCalib, Jr., Timothy Alan Talda, Toby Ge Xu
  • Publication number: 20180371630
    Abstract: Disclosed are electrochemical cells and methods of use or operation at high pressure, in which one or more gas-producing electrodes operate in a manner that is bubble-free or substantially bubble-free. Disclosed is a method for producing a gas in an electrochemical cell, and the electrochemical cell itself, wherein the electrochemical cell comprises a gas-producing electrode and a counter electrode being separated by an electrolyte. The method comprises creating an electrolyte pressure greater than or equal to 10 bar during operation of the electrochemical cell, and producing the gas wherein substantially no bubbles of the gas are formed at the gas-producing electrode. Preferably, there is no diaphragm or ion exchange membrane positioned between the gas-producing electrode and the counter electrode. In another example, the electrochemical cell is operated without a gas compressor. The gas-producing electrode and/or the counter electrode is a gas diffusion electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Gerhard Frederick SWIEGERS, Steven Duwayne KLOOS, Paul Brendan Denis Michael BARRETT
  • Publication number: 20180363151
    Abstract: Disclosed are electrochemical cells and methods of use or operation, in which one or more gas-producing electrodes operate in a manner that is bubble-free or substantially bubble-free. Disclosed are electrochemical cells and methods of operation or use under conditions of intermittent and/or fluctuating currents. In one aspect there is provided a method for operating an electrochemical cell, and an electrochemical cell, wherein the electrochemical cell comprises: a gas-producing electrode; a counter electrode, the gas-producing electrode and the counter electrode being separated by an electrolyte. Preferably there is also provided one or more void volumes. The method comprises: supplying an intermittent and/or fluctuating current to at least the gas-producing electrode; and producing a gas at the gas-producing electrode as a result of an electrochemical reaction. Preferably the gas is received by the one or more void volumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Gerhard Frederick SWIEGERS, Paul Brendan Denis Michael BARRETT