Patents by Inventor Michael A. Cain

Michael A. Cain 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: 20190343228
    Abstract: Disposable insole pads and use thereof are disclosed. The disposable insole pads are multilayer structures comprising a topsheet and a pressure sensitive adhesive, and optionally a backsheet, silicone coating and liner layers. The pressure sensitive adhesive layer allows the disposable insole pads to be positioned, repositioned and removed, making them well suited for daily use and disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Sun Hee LEHMANN, Yuhong HU, Cynthia CAIN, Michael HARWELL, Joanne GEORGIANA
  • Patent number: 10431740
    Abstract: A system for producing a layer of aligned carbon nanotubes, the system comprising: a sprayer, a solution delivery tube configured to deliver a carbon nanotube solution to the sprayer, and a reservoir configured to contain a subphase. The sprayer is configured to generate a continuous spray of the carbon nanotube solution. The continuous floating layer is supported by the subphase. The spray of carbon nanotube solution includes droplets of the carbon nanotube solution, the droplets having a median diameter in a range from about 1 to about 100 microns. The sprayer maintains the continuous floating layer of carbon nanotube solution on the subphase as a substrate is inserted into or removed from the subphase, the carbon nanotube solution being in contact with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Carbonics Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Andrew Cain, Christopher Michael Rutherglen, Alexander Allen Kane, Philbert Francis Marsh, Kosmas Galatsis
  • Publication number: 20190243607
    Abstract: A person can use a portable electronic device to electronically purchase or otherwise request a product, service or other deliverable related to audio programming to which the person is listening at the time they initiate the request. The request is fulfilled by a service that analyzes the audio content to identify the deliverable the person desires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Cain Finley, Michael Dudgeon, Lehman Zellosis Smith, IV, John Wade, David Griffin, David Edward McCaw, JR., James Lee Fortuna
  • Publication number: 20190232041
    Abstract: A fluid control valve for use in a fluid delivery system for delivering fluid to a patient includes a valve body defining an internal chamber, a first inlet port for receiving a first inlet tube, a second inlet port for receiving a second inlet tube, an outlet port, and a sliding valve member slidably disposed in the internal chamber. The first inlet tube defines a first inlet lumen axially aligned with the internal chamber. The second inlet tube defines a second inlet lumen axially aligned with the internal chamber. The sliding valve member includes a first sealing end and second sealing end. The sliding valve member is positionable in a first operating state, a second operating state, and a third operating state based on a flow differential between the first inlet lumen and the second inlet lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: MICHAEL SPOHN, KEVIN COWAN, Brian CAIN, David Berry, James Fentress, David Orenstein, James DEDIG, Barry TUCKER
  • Publication number: 20190214565
    Abstract: Manufacturing an electrical device including providing a substrate having a surface and providing a sacrificial layer on the surface of the substrate. Depositing a solution of carbon nanotubes suspended in a solvent on a surface of the sacrificial layer and removing the solvent of the solution to thereby leave the carbon nanotubes on the sacrificial layer. Removing the sacrificial layer whereby the carbon nanotubes form a carbon nanotube layer and the carbon nanotubes in the carbon nanotube layer are aligned with each other. An electrical device, including a substrate having a surface and a layer of carbon nanotubes on the surface of the substrate. The carbon nanotubes in the layer are aligned with each other, such that an alignment angle between adjacent ones of the carbon nanotubes is within about ±20 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Tyler Andrew Cain, Alexander Allen Kane, Christopher Michael Rutherglen, Kosmas Galatsis, Philbert Francis Marsh
  • Patent number: 10329701
    Abstract: A method of forming a nonwoven article comprising receiving fibrous material comprising thermoplastic fibers; processing the fibrous material to produce short fibers, wherein the processing step comprises granulation using at least one granulator with a screen; distributing the short fibers approximately evenly across an area to form a short fiber web, wherein the distributing step comprises a use of a recyclate spreader; heating the short fiber web to fuse the short fibers to form a nonwoven material; and forming a sheet of the nonwoven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ZEPHYROS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael William Coates, Philip John Gibbons, John Cain
  • Patent number: 10319174
    Abstract: Systems and methods allowing for a customer to initiate a fuel purchase transaction utilizing a mobile device are described. The customer may further be presented with advertisements on his mobile device and/or be provided with the opportunity to purchase additional items for inclusion on his fuel transaction. In some embodiments, the customer may pay for his transaction using mobile wallet information or other information associated with the mobile device. Alternatively, in some embodiments, the customer may pay for his transaction using input means of the fuel pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Aaron Miller, Michael Cain Finley, Steven J. Giera
  • Patent number: 10303434
    Abstract: A person can use a portable electronic device to electronically purchase or otherwise request a product, service or other deliverable related to audio programming to which the person is listening at the time they initiate the request. The request is fulfilled by a service that analyzes the audio content to identify the deliverable the person desires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Cain Finley, Michael Dudgeon, Lehman Zellosis Smith, IV, John Wade, David Griffin, David Edward McCaw, Jr., James Lee Fortuna
  • Patent number: 10289704
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a computer implemented method and system for developing variables for model generation comprises: initiating, via an input to a computer, creation of a new variable for a dataset for model generation; extracting, by the computer, data relevant to the variable from one or more data sources; processing, by the computer, the extracted data to automatically generate an input variable; displaying, via a user interactive interface, the processed data relative to a target variable; modifying, via the user interactive interface, one or more parameters that define the input variable; executing, by the computer, the input variable by extracting code that captures the processing step to generate the input variable; and storing, in a database, the extracted code for the input variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Burton W. Andrews, Mary Elizabeth Cain, Mark Pleasnick, Scott Michael Smith, Art Weston
  • Publication number: 20190139354
    Abstract: Systems and methods allowing for a customer to initiate a fuel purchase transaction utilizing a mobile device are described. The customer may further be presented with advertisements on his mobile device and/or be provided with the opportunity to purchase additional items for inclusion on his fuel transaction. In some embodiments, the customer may pay for his transaction using mobile wallet information or other information associated with the mobile device. Alternatively, in some embodiments, the customer may pay for his transaction using input means of the fuel pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Joel Aaron Miller, Michael Cain Finley, Steven J. Giera
  • Publication number: 20190107997
    Abstract: A person can use a portable electronic device to electronically purchase or otherwise request a product, service or other deliverable related to audio programming to which the person is listening at the time they initiate the request. The request is fulfilled by a service that analyzes the audio content to identify the deliverable the person desires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Cain Finley, Michael Dudgeon, John Wade, James Lee Fortuna
  • Patent number: 10175939
    Abstract: A person can use a portable electronic device to electronically purchase or otherwise request a product, service or other deliverable related to audio programming to which the person is listening at the time they initiate the request. The request is fulfilled by a service that analyzes the audio content to identify the deliverable the person desires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Cain Finley, Michael Dudgeon, John Wade, James Lee Fortuna
  • Patent number: 10121159
    Abstract: Various systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for determining feedback to a polling statement. One example method may comprise generating a barcode associated with a response to a polling statement. The example method may further comprise enabling display of the barcode for receiving feedback on the polling statement via scanning of the barcode. Another example method may comprise generating a barcode associated with a response to a polling statement. The other example method may further comprise receiving feedback on the polling statement based at least in part on at least one individual scanning the barcode. Similar and related methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Ray A. Gibson, Michael Cain Finley
  • Patent number: 10026031
    Abstract: Techniques for checking into a retail establishment are provided. A retailer provides a substrate having a magnetic-field encoded tag. A consumer waves the consumer's device over the tag to electronically capture the magnetic-field encoded tag. The consumer's device is used to communicate the tag to a retailer to validate that the consumer is physically present and now checked into the retail establishment of the retailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Cain Finley, Bisser G. Paskalev
  • Patent number: 9996828
    Abstract: An approach is provided for indirectly connecting a customer's mobile smart device to computers located at a business when the customer is making a purchase at the business. The customer's mobile smart device and the business's computers communicate over the Internet with a customer interaction manager executing on an Internet server. This provides an easy to use interface for the customer and allows the customer to receive information and send requests to the business without having to wait for personnel working at the business to be available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Taylor Drake Morgan, Azhar Bande-ali, Brett S. Taylor, Michael Cain Finley, Charles Howard Mallory, Curtis Patrick Quinn Evans, James Lee Fortuna, Brian Jerel Ollison, Kevin Andrew Patterson, Sherry Shirah Spreter, David Allen Turner
  • Patent number: 9785959
    Abstract: An approach is provided for logically connecting customer endpoint devices to transaction services. The customer endpoint devices perform a customer purchase transaction and require access to transaction services to process payments and benefits that may be available for certain items. The customer endpoint devices use a transaction connection mediator to isolate communications with the transaction services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Brett S. Taylor, Michael Cain Finley, Steven Thomas Latham, Christopher Anthony Lybeer
  • Patent number: 9576233
    Abstract: Techniques for checking into a retail establishment are provided. A retailer provides a substrate having a magnetic-field encoded tag. A consumer waves the consumer's device over the tag to electronically capture the magnetic-field encoded tag. The consumer's device is used to communicate the tag to a retailer to validate that the consumer is physically present and now checked into the retail establishment of the retailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Cain Finley, Bisser G. Paskalev
  • Publication number: 20170039561
    Abstract: Techniques for credit card processing are provided. A credit card with a wireless interface wirelessly connects with a mobile device of a consumer that possesses the credit card. The mobile device is a relay between the credit card and a transaction processing device for a transaction to prove the credit card is present for the transaction and obtain Card Present rates for a retailer of the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Cain Finley
  • Publication number: 20170039562
    Abstract: Techniques for credit card processing are provided. A credit card with a wireless interface wirelessly connects with a mobile device of a consumer that possesses the credit card. The mobile device is a relay between the credit card and a transaction processing device for a transaction to prove the credit card is present for the transaction and obtain Card Present rates for a retailer of the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Cain Finley
  • Patent number: 9363258
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for receiving a request from a client to instantiate an electronic document. After successful completion of mutual authentication between a web application server and the client, the web application server provides the electronic document to the client. The web application server may then receive a set of changes associated with the electronic document to form a modified document. After receiving a request from the client for a digital signature to be generated for the modified document, the web application server generates a digital signature using a private key of the web application server and an identity of an end-user associated with the client. The web application server then signs the modified document with the digital signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Boyer, David Franklin Manning, Michael Cain Mansell, Sonja Christine McLellan