Patents by Inventor Michael A. Daniels

Michael A. Daniels 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: 20190177734
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recombinant signal sequence derived from E. coli. The invention also relates to a fusion protein comprising the signal sequence, a recombinant protein and methods of producing the recombinant protein. The recombinant signal sequence can be used to provide a method for controlling the viscosity of the fermentation, and/or controlling basal (pre-induction) expression of the recombinant protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Robyn Alexandra EMMINS, Gary Brian FINKA, Michael HOARE, Alan Peter LEWIS, William John Kenneth LEWIS, Adam Daniel McINALLY, Mark UDEN, Ioannis VOULGARIS
  • Publication number: 20190179422
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for adjusting point of sale (POS) interfaces. In some embodiments, a POS device includes a display. The display is configured to present a user interface, the user interface having a first interface and a second interface. The first interface has a first set of functionalities that is prevented from being accessible in the second interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Clover Network, Inc
    Inventors: John Daniel Beatty, Leonard Robert Speiser, Angelique Julie Lausier, Tamer Mohamed El Calamawy, Michael Joseph Quinlan
  • Patent number: 10315175
    Abstract: A method of forming a polycrystalline diamond body includes mixing a sintering agent with diamond powder to form a premixed layer, the sintering agent including at least one alkaline eat mewl carbonate; forming an infiltration layer adjacent to the premixed layer, the infiltration layer including an infiltrant material including at least one alkaline earth metal carbonate; and subjecting the premixed layer and the infiltration layer to high pressure high temperature conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Yahua Bao, J. Daniel Belnap, Anatoliy Garan, Michael David France
  • Patent number: 10319381
    Abstract: An interaction assistant conducts multiple turn interaction dialogs with a user in which context is maintained between turns, and the system manages the dialog to achieve an inferred goal for the user. The system includes a linguistic interface to a user and a parser for processing linguistic events from the user. A dialog manager of the system is configured to receive alternative outputs from the parser, and selecting an action and causing the action to be performed based on the received alternative outputs. The system further includes a dialog state for an interaction with the user, and the alternative outputs represent alternative transitions from a current dialog state to a next dialog state. The system further includes a storage for a plurality of templates, and wherein each dialog state is defined in terms of an interrelationship of one or more instances of the templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Semantic Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Daniel Andreas, Daniel Lawrence Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Andrew Robert Volpe, Steven Andrew Wegmann, Taylor Darwin Berg-Kirkpatrick, Pengyu Chen, Jordan Rian Cohen, Laurence Steven Gillick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Michael Newman, Adam David Pauls
  • Patent number: 10314573
    Abstract: Suture clip deployment devices for applying suture clips to sutures are described. Some embodiments can include a generally tubular main body and a vacuum port located at the distal end, a hollow inner body longitudinally slidable within the main body and extending from the main body at its distal end, and a suture recess located in the generally tubular main body. At least one suture clip configured to frictionally fit on an outer surface of the inner body is deployed during use. Clip deployment can occur after a vacuum source is applied to the device so as to draw the suture into the device. The suture lines can be retrieved through the suture recess, and the device can be actuated so as to deliver the suture clip off the delivery device and onto the suture, locking the suture in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Travis Zenyo Oba, Michael C. Murad, Manouchehr A. Miraki, Anthony P. Carcia, Fabian Daniel Schroeder, Raffaele Mazzei, Tyler Douglas Smith
  • Patent number: 10317144
    Abstract: A heat exchanger from a stack of plate pairs having fins which are disposed between the plate pairs, and having ducts which vertically extend through the stack, for conveying in and/or conveying out a medium which flows through the plate pairs and which exchanges heat with another medium which flows through the fins, wherein the ducts are formed from openings in the plates and have moldings which extend around opening peripheries, and having a plate, having corresponding openings, which finishes off the stack, wherein a thermally decoupling element, which is inserted either in an integrated or a separate manner and which is incorporated into the vertical duct formation, is disposed between the finishing-off plate and the stack. Such a heat exchanger displays improved resilience to alternating temperature loadings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Rainer Glück, Klaus Kalbacher, Michael Daniel
  • Publication number: 20190169132
    Abstract: Deposition of carbene monolayers that excluded starting anions, such as iodide ions, has been achieved. Anions such as iodide are a typical contaminant in carbene hydrogen carbonate salts when synthesized using the state-of-the-art method. A method is described for eliminating substantially all starting anion (e.g., iodide) contamination from the monolayer. Air stable, purified carbenes precursors were used to deposit an intact monolayer on the surface of some industrially relevant metals. The monolayer's ability to protect these metals against, for example, oxidation has been demonstrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Cathleen M. Crudden, J. Hugh Horton, Mina Raafat Ryad Narouz, Phillip Unsworth, Zhijun Li, Ali Nazemi, Joseph Daniel Padmos, Patrick Eisenberger, Matthew Thomas Zamora, Michael William Angus MacLean
  • Publication number: 20190160212
    Abstract: A cannula assembly is provided, the cannula assembly comprising a cannula, in particular a graft, for forming a flow channel for bodily fluids, in particular for blood, and a protective element for the cannula, wherein the protective element defines a channel for the cannula, wherein the cannula runs through the channel of the protective element at least in sections, wherein the protective element comprises a plurality of segments, wherein the segments are arranged next to one another in a sequence and wherein each segment defines a sub-section of the channel of the protective element. A blood pump assembly and a method for using the cannula assembly and the blood pump assembly are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Berlin Heart GmbH
    Inventors: Nedim Arslan, Kim Peter Winterwerber, Michael Matthes, Heiko Gundlach, Benjamin Daniel Kaebe, Gerhard Lauterbach
  • Patent number: 10299800
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of alignment for resection of tissue including obtaining a surgical device comprising an alignment guide, a first guide structure and a second guide structure; securing the alignment guide to a bone, the alignment guide including a positioning block; placing the first guide structure onto the positioning block of the alignment guide; viewing a target location of a first resection plane on the bone using the first guide structure; adjusting the target location of the first resection plane by adjusting a position of the first guide structure; attaching the second guide structure to the first guide structure; viewing a target location of a second resection plane on the bone using the second guide structure; and adjusting the target location of the second resection plane by adjusting a position of the second guide structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Loring, Stephen G. Gilbert, Victor Chan, Chulho Pak, Michael Daniels, Greg Horton, James K. Deorio, Michael Coughlin, Keith Wapner
  • Patent number: 10306013
    Abstract: Customer churn risk scores are based on a multi-variable churn risk model relating customer and customer account characteristics to a risk of customer churn. A computer-implemented method of generating and presenting churn risk scores of customers of a telecommunication provider involves analyzing, on an in-memory database platform, customer call data records and customer records to calculate a churn likelihood value, an influence factor value, and an average spend value for each customer. The method assigns a churn risk score to each customer according to the model using the calculated churn likelihood value, the calculated influence factor value, and the calculated average spend value as input to the model. The churn risk scores for one or more customers are displayed visually on an interactive computer-user interface (UI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Shane Bracher, Mark Daniel Holmes, Liam Alexander Mischewski, Asadul Khandoker Islam, Michael McClenaghan, Daniel Ricketts, Glenn Neuber, Hoyoung Jeung, Priya Vijayarajendran
  • Publication number: 20190144785
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition, which may be suitable for use in cleaning hard surfaces, is described. The aqueous cleaning composition includes an ionic liquid solvent, an amino alcohol, and a substantial amount of water. The cleaning compositions may also include a disinfecting quaternary surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, such as an ethoxylated alcohol and/or alkyl polyglycoside, and/or a chelating agent, such as an aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Art Daniels Sutton, Jr., Lisa Flugge-Berendes, Michael S. Haas
  • Publication number: 20190142789
    Abstract: Provided herein are pharmaceutically acceptable compositions containing a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor (coxib) and optionally buprenorphine. In particular, compositions containing a coxib formulated for oral, topical or subcutaneous administration to treat pain or inflammation are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas I. Hepler, Gail L. Dempsey, Roland Johnson, Michael Kelly, Michael Daniel, Neil Paulsen, Bert Clayton
  • Patent number: 10287077
    Abstract: UV-cured pressure sensitive adhesive including one or more UV-curable acrylic oligomers, one or more tack control components, and, optionally, an elastomeric material is described herein. The adhesive includes an adhesive component ratio of the various adhesive components effective to provide desired first peel adhesions and subsequent peel adhesions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey James Boyce, Michael Clingerman, Colleen Marie Henry, David Chris Masterson, Vincent Daniel McGinniss
  • Publication number: 20190141153
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for presenting notifications on a user interface presentation of a recipient computing device. The technique is considered tiered because it distinguishes between first-type (people-centric) notifications and second-type notifications, and because it processes and presents first-type notifications in a privileged manner compared to the second-type notifications. For instance, the technique presents content associated with each first-type notification in an allocated window that appears in positional association with a person indicator, where that person indicator identifies the person who sent the first-type notification; the technique presents each second-type notification in a different manner. In some implementations, an application developer who designs a custom first-type notification is given authority to draw within the allocated window that is used to present the custom first-type notification in a manner specified by the application developer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Nils Skillman, Gregory Thomas Mattox, Omobayonie AyoYinka Olatunji, Lola Marie Ball, Allison Anne O'Mahony, Carmen Quan, Brian Daniel Beck, Christopher Wallace Heuser, Eduardo Quijano Rivadeneyra, Song Zou, Michael John Bray, Patrick Seth Donoghue
  • Publication number: 20190133895
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition comprising a high load of metal oxides that is phase stable and sprayable. It comprises a branched hydrophobically modified ethoxylated urethane copolymer and a hydrophobically modified alkali swellable emulsion copolymer comprising of one or more acrylate monomers and an ethoxylated associative comonomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: David Scott Byren, Michael J. Fevola, Jessica Leigh Ledingham, Jeffrey Daniel Martin, Bashar Oussama Salah
  • Publication number: 20190141504
    Abstract: A method, system or apparatus including a server that may receive information from a computer, store the information in a database at the server, determine a reader device to receive the information based on an analysis of a reader device identifier, and transmit viral data to a mobile device where the viral data includes at least a portion of the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: John Robert Ahearn, Joseph Wayne Baumgarte, Gabriel Daniel Focke, Michael Scott Henney
  • Publication number: 20190135993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing surface-postcrosslinked water-absorbent polymer particles by coating of water-absorbent polymer particles having a content of residual monomers in the range from 0.03 to 15% by weight with at least one surface-postcrosslinker and thermal surface-postcrosslinking at temperatures in the range from 100 to 180° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Daniel, Norbert Herfert, Stephan Bauer, Katrin Baumann, Birgit Reinhard, Jürgen Freiberg, Christophe Bauduin, Katarzyna Dobrosielska-Oura, Michael A. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20190127760
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods for gene delivery to, or genetic modification of target cells, wherein the gene delivery or other genetic modification of the target cells is performed in the presence of endothelial cells, or after co-culture of the target cells with endothelial cells, or wherein co-culture of the target cells with endothelial cells is employed immediately alter gene delivery in order to “rescue” cells that may have been damaged during the gene delivery process. In some embodiments gene delivery is performed by transfection. In some embodiments gene delivery is performed by transduction, in some embodiments the endothelial cells are organ-specific endothelial cells. In some embodiments the endothelial cells are E40RF1-expressing endothelial cells (E40RF1+ ECs). In some embodiments the target cells are stem cells, such as hematopoietic stem cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Paul William Finnegan, Claude Geoffrey Davis, Michael Daniel Ginsberg, Daniel Joseph Nolan
  • Publication number: 20190111368
    Abstract: The invention provides improved filtration materials and mediums accommodating to various filter types and designs. Materials/mediums include both “raw” cannabis (cannabinoids) as filter components such as but not limited to fibers, as well as altered materials (compounds) such as but not limited to sponges. These materials/mediums can be fashioned into any form, shape, density or design such as but not limited to inserts for faucet attachments, mechanical oil filters, or home AC filters. A primary feature of cannabis in use as filtration material is the anti-bacterial/-microbial properties. Trace cannabinoids found in all cannabis remain chemically active through material processing, providing a surficial efficacy as high as 99% with regard to sanitizing effects. Specifically as liquids, gases or solids come in contact with these materials/mediums they will be “sanitized” while the materials/mediums also capture particulates, compared to UV or chlorine treatment—neither of which removes particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Daniel Crippen
  • Publication number: 20190059858
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system and method enable the automatic acquisition of standard view planes of the heart in real time, such as the AP4, AP3, and AP2 views. A 3D image of the heart is acquired and the processed in conjunction with a geometrical heart model. The heart model is fitted to the heart in its acquired pose to segment the desired image planes from the 3D image data. During successive image acquisition intervals the image planes are tracked through successive image data as a multi-plane system to update a display of the multiple images. The successive image acquisitions can be volume image acquisitions or multi-plane acquisitions of just the tracked image planes during each acquisition interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: ROBERT JOSEPH SCHNEIDER, MARY KAY BIANCHI, ROBIN S. BROOKS, MICHAEL DANIEL CARDINALE, DAVID PRATER, LYDIA RIVERA, IVAN SALGO, SCOTT HOLLAND SETTLEMIER, JEAN MARGARET WILLIAMS