Patents by Inventor Michael A. Davis

Michael A. Davis 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: 20210012613
    Abstract: Various techniques are disclosed for facilitating side wagering activities conducted at a casino which includes a casino gaming network. In at least one embodiment, the gaming network includes a plurality of gaming devices, including a first gaming device. A side wager request may be received for placing a first side wager relating to a first target. An identity of a first player associated with generating the first side wager request may be determined. A first side wager session may be automatically initiated. In at least one embodiment, the placing of the first side wager includes placing first wager on a game play-related event or activity associated with the second person, wherein an outcome of the game play-related event or activity is influenced by a decision or action of the second person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Dwayne Davis, Christiaan R. Champagne, Damien C. Ennis, Michael P. Khamis, David N. Myers, David Palmer, Richard E. Rowe, Richard J. Schneider, Darryll Pleasant
  • Patent number: 10890261
    Abstract: A valve has a housing defining an inlet and an outlet and a cavity therebetween which receives a valve seat. The valve seat defines a slot which receives a gate. The valve seat is sealingly engaged with the housing, the gate sealingly engages the valve seat and is movable within the slot between an open and a closed position using an actuator. An opening in the housing provides access to the cavity. The valve seat may be removed from the housing through the opening by attaching the valve seat to the gate, thereby attaching the valve seat to the actuator, and withdrawing the gate from the housing using the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Victaulic Company
    Inventors: William J. Reilly, Lawrence W. Thau, Jr., Michael Davis, Michael Prince
  • Patent number: 10890596
    Abstract: A sampling system is provided. The sampling system includes a housing. Mounted to the housing is a Hall effect sensor. A probe configured to contact a sample is inserted into the housing. The probe includes an elongated portion and a restorative spring inserted onto the elongated portion of the probe. The restorative spring provides sufficient restorative force to return the probe to a relaxed position. The Hall effect sensor is configured to sense a field strength generated by the proximity of the restorative spring of the probe in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Glen Davis, John Jackson, Gregory Kaduchak, Wesley Smith, Michael Ward
  • Patent number: 10890416
    Abstract: A firearm training tool having a shot indicating system configured to provide a training rifle with a shot indicating laser activated by pressing a trigger rearward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Hughes, Jack Kettlestrings, Gregory Davis, Britt Lentz
  • Publication number: 20210002599
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium includes instructions configured to adapt a controller to maintain a first target environment in a bioreactor vessel containing a population of cells for a first incubation period to produce a population of genetically modified cells from the population of cells, initiate a flow of media to the bioreactor vessel, maintain a second target environment in the bioreactor vessel for a second incubation period to produce an expanded population of genetically modified cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Global Life Sciences Solutions USA LLC
    Inventors: Weston Blaine Griffin, Alex D Corwin, Xiaohua Zhang, Reginald Donovan Smith, Zhen Liu, Chengkun Zhang, Vandana Keskar, Brian Michael Davis, Kashan Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200406268
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing an average particle size of blackwater solids is disclosed. A vessel is configured to receive a blackwater stream through a one-way inlet. The one-way inlet is configured to allow the blackwater stream into the vessel and prevent backflow. The blackwater stream contains blackwater solids and water. A device in a bottom portion of the vessel is configured to receive the blackwater and comminute the blackwater solids. A recirculating pump is configured to recirculate the blackwater stream under pressure through the device until the average particle size of the blackwater solids is reduced below a size threshold, resulting in a sized blackwater stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David Hall, Michael Hall, Cody Rees, Thomas Corie, Nathan Davis
  • Publication number: 20200406593
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic device comprising: a core layer comprising a first thermoplastic material; a first skin layer comprising a second thermoplastic material located on a first side of the core layer; a second skin layer comprising the second thermoplastic material located on a second side of the core layer opposite the first side; wherein the core layer comprises a foam structure, a honeycomb structure, or combinations thereof; and wherein the thickness of the core layer is 30% to 75% of the total thickness of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Michael Davis, Daniel Sowle, Craig Lawrence Milne, Christopher Wall, Emile Homsi
  • Publication number: 20200406189
    Abstract: A multi-stage treatment system for removal of target vapor compounds from a contaminated air stream consisting of an initial bioscrubber stage utilizing a plurality of filter media derived from foamed glass immediately followed by a biofilter stage utilizing a plurality of media derived from the calcareous exoskeleton of a bivalve mollusk (shell media).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Casey Davis, Justin DaMore, Michael Busch
  • Publication number: 20200405335
    Abstract: A medical extraction device comprising: (a) a sheath including a distal end configured to be inserted into a patient and a proximal end configured to be retained exteriorly of the patient; (b) a basket configured to extend from a distal end of the sheath and be repositionable between an expanded position and a retracted position, the basket including at least three loops, the basket also including a first guide and a second guide, where the first guide receives portions of the first loop and the third loop, where the second guide receives portions of the first loop and the second loop, where the second loop and the third loop are fixedly mounted to one another at a location interposing the first guide and the second guide; and, (c) a handle control operatively coupled to a proximal end of the sheath and being operatively coupled to the basket, the handle control configured facilitate repositioning of the basket with respect to the sheath between the retracted position and the expanded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandt Michael Davis, Jeffrey Edward Franklin
  • Patent number: 10877294
    Abstract: Contact lenses incorporating an array of non-coaxial lenslets with add power that create non-coaxial myopic defocus within the optic zone of the lens may be utilized to prevent and/or slow myopia progression. The positive, non-coaxial lenslets cover about twenty to eighty percent of the central pupil area to deliver positive foci of light in front of the retina to slow the rate of myopia progression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Manwai Charis Lau, Noel Brennan, Khaled Chehab, Xu Cheng, Michael Collins, Brett Davis, Eric R. Ritchey, Fan Yi
  • Patent number: 10877873
    Abstract: Techniques are provided to use historic execution state information to visualize tracepoint data. For example, historic execution state information corresponding to an application's previous execution is accessed. This historic execution state information was collected while the application was executing. After correlating the historic execution state information to the application's code, a tracepoint is associated with a portion of the code. Consequently, when the code is replayed based on the historic execution state information, the tracepoint causes a behavior of that code portion to be logged while the code is replayed uninterrupted. The code is then actually replayed based on the historic execution state information. During the replay, the tracepoint causes the behavior of the code portion to be logged. The logged behavior is visualized on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Leslie Yvette Richardson, Jackson Michael Davis, Thomas Lai, Del Myers, Patrick Lothian Nelson, Jordi Mola, James M. Pinkerton, Andrew R. Sterland, Andrew Joseph Luhrs, Timothy Gardner Misiak
  • Publication number: 20200400937
    Abstract: In one aspect, a light module is disclosed, which includes a housing providing a hollow chamber extending from a proximal end to a distal end, and a lens positioned in the hollow chamber, where the lens has a lens body comprising an input surface for receiving light from a light source and an output surface through which light exits the lens body, said lens further comprising a collar at least partially encircling said lens body. The light module further includes at least one shoulder on which the lens collar can be seated for positioning the lens within the housing. A light source, e.g., an LED, is coupled to the hollow chamber, e.g., at its proximal end, for providing light to the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas V. ROOT, Thomas DAVIS, Michael COOK, Carlton JONES, David LEO, Michael S. EPSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20200399232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to macrocyclic compounds which are capable of selective binding to a target saccharide (e.g. glucose), making them particularly well suited for use in saccharide sensing applications. The present invention also relates to processes for the preparation of said compounds, to compositions and devices comprising them, and to their use in the detection of a target saccharide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Davis, Robert Tromans, Miriam Ruth Wilson, Michael Glen Orchard, Andrew Michael Chapman, Michael Roger Tomsett, Johnathan Vincent Matlock
  • Publication number: 20200392554
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for generating expression products using one or more nucleic acid concatemers that include tandem repeats of a nucleic acid sequence encoding the expression product or products. In one embodiment, different expression products may be co-expressed using a concatemer mixture of a first nucleic acid concatemer and a second nucleic acid concatemer having a predefined ratio to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Michael Davis, Erik Leeming Kvam, John Richard Nelson, Lisa Anne Lowery, Wei Gao
  • Publication number: 20200392446
    Abstract: A bioprocessing system includes a first module configured for enriching and isolating a population of cells, a second module configured for activating, genetically modifying, and expanding the population of cells, and a third module configured for harvesting the expanded population of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Global Life Sciences Solutions USA LLC
    Inventors: Weston Blaine Griffin, Alex D Corwin, Xiaohua Zhang, Reginald Donovan Smith, Zhen Liu, Chengkun Zhang, Vandana Keskar, Brian Michael Davis, Kashan Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200392449
    Abstract: A bioprocessing system includes a first fluid assembly having a first fluid assembly line connected to a first port of a first bioreactor vessel though a first bioreactor line of a first bioreactor vessel, a second fluid assembly having a second fluid assembly line connected to a second port of the first bioreactor vessel through a second bioreactor line of the first bioreactor vessel, and an interconnect line providing for fluid communication between the first fluid assembly and the second fluid assembly, and for fluid communication between the second bioreactor line of the first bioreactor vessel and the first bioreactor line of the first bioreactor vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Global Life Sciences Solutions USA LLC
    Inventors: Weston Blaine Griffin, Alex D Corwin, Xiaohua Zhang, Reginald Donovan Smith, Zhen Liu, Chengkun Zhang, Vandana Keskar, Brian Michael Davis, Kashan Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10859857
    Abstract: Ophthalmic lenses incorporate multifocal properties for the purpose of slowing, retarding, controlling or preventing myopia development or progression, correcting presbyopic vision or allowing extended depth of focus. The lens has electronically controlled adjustable focus where the change in focus oscillates so rapidly that it is imperceptible to human vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Salvatore Caldarise, Khaled Chehab, Xu Cheng, Michael J. Collins, Brett A. Davis, Jaclyn Hernandez, Adam Toner, Fan Yi
  • Patent number: 10858319
    Abstract: Provided is a tryptophan-2,3-dioxygenase (TDO) and/or indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) inhibitor compound for use in medicine, which compound comprises the following formula: wherein X1, X2, X3, X4, and X5 may be the same or different and each is independently selected from C, N and O; each atom having a dotted line may independently have a double bond or a single bond, provided that valencies at each atom are maintained; each R1, R2, R3, R4, and R7 may be present or absent and may be the same or different and is selected from H and a substituted or unsubstituted organic group, provided that the number of such R groups present is such that the valencies of X1, X2, X3, X4, and X5 are maintained; one or two R6 groups may be present and are selected from H and a substituted or unsubstituted organic group, provided that the number of R6 groups present is such that the valency of the carbon atom to which they are attached is maintained, and provided that at least one R6 is an organic group comprising an atom doub
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: IOMet Pharma Ltd.
    Inventors: Phillip M. Cowley, Alan Wise, Michael Kiczun, Susan Davis
  • Publication number: 20200382500
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable mediums for securely establishing credential data for a computing device are disclosed. According to one example, a method includes assigning, by a credential manager, credential set data to a computing device and mapping the credential set data to a device identifier key associated with the computing device in a credential data store accessible by the credential manager. The method further includes receiving, from a provisioning service client, a credential set request message including the device identifier key by the credential manager in response to an activation of the computing device at a customer location site and sending, by the credential manager to the provisioning service client, the credential set data for authenticating the computing device at the customer location site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Peter Streete, Christopher Michael Davis
  • Patent number: D906144
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Watts Regulator Co.
    Inventors: Michael T. Angus, Kevin Fisk, Richard Huber, R. Craig Campbell, George Davis, Matthew Meurer, Robert Parks