Patents by Inventor Michael A. Harris

Michael A. Harris 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: 20200200006
    Abstract: A sensor device includes a tubular body having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a pressure plug on the first end of the tubular body, and a sensor tip on the second end of the tubular body, wherein the sensor tip comprises an open end opposite the tubular body and an optical tip removably positioned through the open end and held in place by a removable cap. The optical tip includes an optical rod and a rod holder. The sensor device further includes an optical fiber extending from the pressure plug, through the tubular body, and into the sensor tip where the optical fiber is optically coupled to the optical rod. The pressure plug may include a slack cavity where the optical fiber is in slack under neutral temperature and pressure conditions to withstand expansion of the sensor device under high temperature or pressure conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Neil Geoffrey Harris, James David Ratcliffe, Timothy Michael Gill, Enrico Fiori, Christopher Hamblin
  • Publication number: 20200204744
    Abstract: The system and method for using morpho photonic structures to form small, lightweight imagers for use with SWIR, MWIR and LWIR. In some cases, the morpho photonic structure imagers are used in googles. The morpho photonic structure imagers have a frame rate ranging from 100 Hz to 200 Hz. In some cases, using a cluster of short wave infrared, mid wave infrared, and long wave infrared sensors to form a multi-spectral image is used to scan for chemical fingerprints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Choiniere, Pierre-Alain S. Auroux, Michael Bowers, Myeongseob Kim, Michael DeWeert, Don A. Harris
  • Patent number: 10691662
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a data analysis system for analyzing data object collections that include geo-temporal data is provided. One or more temporal granularities are specified for the purpose of generating a geo-temporal data index. The time granularities correspond to temporal ranges expected to correspond to temporal ranges specified in user queries against the data. One or more temporal index bucket groups are generated based on to the specified time granularities. Geo-temporal input data is indexed based on the generated temporal index bucket groups. The system allows a data analyst to specify geo-temporal queries that include both geospatial component and a temporal component. The system transforms geo-temporal queries into one or more second queries that retrieve data items based on the temporal index bucket groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Harris, Jeff Wang, Bobby Prochnow
  • Publication number: 20200192921
    Abstract: A user can request suggestions for text to insert at a position in an electronic input document. A set of annotations is obtained from the input document and contextual information associated with the document. A set of candidate texts from source documents are identified for the suggested text and evaluated. Each evaluation may indicate a likelihood that the corresponding candidate text is suitable to insert at the requested position of the input document. One or more of the candidate texts are presented to the client device as the suggested text to insert at the requested position of the electronic document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jesse Clay Satterfield, Jensen Michael Harris, Christopher William Harland, Dawn Marie Wright, Kevin William Humphreys, Martin David McClellan, Orion Buckminster Montoya, Olivia Ann Gunton, Laurie Lee Dermer
  • Patent number: 10683044
    Abstract: A track changing apparatus for changing a track on an armored vehicle includes a plurality of moveable elements. The plurality of moveable elements of the track changing apparatus allows a track to be manipulated from loose or unmounted state, to a tensioned state wherein the track is located on the track changing apparatus, and finally, to a fully mounted state wherein the track has been transferred onto the armored vehicle. In at least one embodiment, the track changing apparatus may be used to remove a track from an armored vehicle. Methods of using a track changing apparatus are also described, including a method of mounting a track onto an armored vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: DEW ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT ULC
    Inventors: Colin Campbell, Guy Carrier, Camil Giguere, Michael Harris, Neil Hutton, John Beattie, Ian Marsh
  • Publication number: 20200176858
    Abstract: A planar reflectarray system provides for bandwidth broadening by employing a tunable (amplitude and phase) feed array. The tunable feed array is adjustable in amplitude and phase to compensate for aberrations by enabling feed re-focusing and field matching. The techniques modestly increase the size of the feed array and use active tuning to effectively correct for de-focusing when operating reflectarrays at frequencies away from the tuned center frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Michael E. Cooley, Bret J. Yon, David Sall, Robert J. March, Scott A. Wilson, John Hodge, Alyssa Harris, Nicholas Fasanella
  • Patent number: 10663577
    Abstract: A data fusion system for combining and parsing data from multiple EO and RF threat warning systems, the system including a plurality of input systems capable of providing feature-level data about an environment in which they are operating. Each input system may be configured to output information regarding its capabilities and the environment in which it is operating. A fusion block is placed in operative communication with the plurality of input systems and battlespace information and configured to algorithmically combine the data and determine the presence or absence of a threat. An output may be placed in operative communication with the fusion block, thereby allowing the fusion block to provide information and/or notifications to the relevant parties and/or systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A Harris, Timothy J O'Donnell, Michael R Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20200154959
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of wipes dispensers are disclosed herein. An exemplary wipes dispenser includes a container, a plurality of wipes contained within the container, a fluid for wetting the plurality of wipes and a self-orientating outlet nozzle. The self-orientating outlet nozzle includes a moveable outlet opening. The moveable outlet opening aligns with the direction of pull of the wipe when the wipe is pulled out of the dispenser at an angle that is not substantially vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Donald R. Harris, Aaron D. Marshall, Nick E. Ciavarella, Jonathan Michael Johnson, Christopher James Mann, Kevin Michael Vail, Jenna Ann Matus
  • Publication number: 20200139811
    Abstract: An off-road vehicle includes a frame, a front suspension, and a rear suspension. In some examples of the off-road vehicle, the rear suspension includes trailing arms with are pivotally attached to the frame rearward of an operator area. Further, the frame can include a front subframe assembly and a rear subframe assembly which are easily removable from the main frame of the vehicle to permit access to various components of the off-road vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Harris, Todd MacDonald, Joseph Wood, Cody Kallock, Derek Sorenson, Dustin Keller, Robby Gordon, Mike Niemiec, Michael McKeen
  • Publication number: 20200115643
    Abstract: An ebullated bed hydroprocessing system is upgraded using a dual catalyst system that includes a heterogeneous catalyst and dispersed metal sulfide particles, which permits recycling of vacuum bottoms without recycle buildup of asphaltenes. The dual catalyst system more effectively converts asphaltenes in the ebullated bed reactor and increases asphaltene conversion by an amount that at least offsets higher asphaltene concentration resulting from recycling of vacuum bottoms. In this way, there is no recycle buildup of asphaltenes in upgraded ebullated bed reactor notwithstanding recycling of vacuum bottoms. In addition, residual dispersed metal sulfide catalyst particles in the vacuum bottoms can maintain or increase the concentration of the dispersed metal sulfide catalyst in the ebullated bed reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. Rueter, David M. Mountainland, Brett M. Silverman, Everette Harris
  • Patent number: 10615507
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) landing marker that absorbs incoming radar signals emitted by a UAV and/or disperses reflected radar signals. The absorption and/or dispersion of the radar signals creates a reduced radar return in comparison to the environment about the landing marker. The UAV can detect the area of reduced radar return and determine that it is a landing marker. Additionally, the UAV can determine a position of the landing marker relative to the UAV, based on the reduced radar return, to effect delivery of an item by the UAV. The landing marker can include materials, structures and/or features to absorb and/or disperse radar signals to cause the reduced radar return.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Michael Wilcox, Joshua John Watson, Scott Raymond Harris
  • Patent number: 10600503
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a platform (e.g., Web-based) that enables basic and clinical research activities by integrating patient characteristics and clinical outcome data with a variety of high-throughput research data in a unified environment. While several rich data repositories for high dimensional research data exist in the public domain, most focus on a single data type and do not support integration across multiple technologies. The present invention in at least one embodiment includes a broad collection of bioinformatics and systems biology tools for analysis and visualization of four major “omics” types: DNA, mRNA, microRNA, and metabolites, as well as next-generation sequencing. The present invention helps facilitate systems medicine by providing easy identification of trends and patterns in integrated datasets and hence facilitate the use of better targeted therapies for cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Subha Madhavan, Michael A. Harris, Yuriy Gusev, Andrew Shinohara, David M. Tanenbaum, Kevin Rosso
  • Publication number: 20200090211
    Abstract: There are disclosed systems and methods for facilitating communications between individuals and enterprises and in particular, to methods and systems for tracking and attributing customer and/or customer prospect online and offline communications in association with a marketing campaign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Garvan Michael Kuskey, Lauren Kimberly Harris, Colin D. Kelley
  • Patent number: 10583734
    Abstract: A transfer case for a normally rear wheel drive vehicle with selective four wheel drive capabilities is provided. The transfer case has an intermediate gear driven lubrication pump, wherein the machining required for the lubrication pump is almost exclusively conducted from an interior side of the rear shell. The transfer case of the present invention also eliminates the requirement for a cover plate for the pump and an external lubrication tube. The transfer case of the current invention has an internal lubrication pump outlet which has a portion extending in a reinforcing mound of the rear shell thereby providing greater stiffness to a portion of the rear shell supporting the main input shaft rear bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Thad S. Morton, Mallikarjun Rudagi, Michael Whitaker, Bo Yang, Stephen Tucker, Robert Harris
  • Patent number: 10583530
    Abstract: A component is fabricated in a powder bed by moving a laser array across the powder bed. The laser array includes a plurality of laser devices. The power output of each laser device of the plurality of laser devices is independently controlled. The laser array emits a plurality of energy beams from a plurality of selected laser devices of the plurality of laser devices to generate a melt pool in the powder bed. A non-uniform energy intensity profile is generated by the plurality of selected laser devices. The non-uniform energy intensity profile facilitates generating a melt pool that has a predetermined characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jason Harris Karp, Justin John Gambone, Jr., Michael Evans Graham, David Charles Bogdan, Jr., Victor Petrovich Ostroverkhov, William Thomas Carter, Harry Kirk Mathews, Jr., Kevin George Harding, Jinjie Shi, Marshall Gordon Jones, James William Sears
  • Publication number: 20200072144
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, a turbocharger includes a compressor having a compressor wheel, a turbine provided within a housing, and an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) flow path. The EGR flow path includes a first fluid connection in the housing and located in proximity to the turbine, a second fluid connection located in proximity to a trailing edge of the compressor wheel, an EGR control valve disposed between the first fluid connection and the second fluid connection, the EGR control valve configured to selectively operate the turbocharger in a low-heat mode having an EGR up to 50% and an operational mode having an EGR rate typically less than 35%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Powell McHenry, Paul Troxler, Robert Malcolm Wallace, Michael Harris, Robert Lotz, Michael J. Burkett
  • Patent number: 10573149
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating escape routes are provided. With a home owner's or insured's permission, a smart home controller or insurance provider remote processor may analyze data received from a plurality of smart devices disposed on, within, or proximate to a home, as well as data received from an insurance provider. If it is determined that an emergency situation necessitating an evacuation exists, the smart home controller or insurance provider remote processor may automatically generate escape routes to guide occupants to safety. The smart home controller may then transmit the generated escape routes to inform occupants of emergency situation and how to reach safety. The smart home controller and/or insurance provider may also issue commands to smart devices to ensure the safety of the generated escape routes. Insurance policies, premiums, or discounts may be adjusted based upon the escape route determination functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jackie O Jordan, II, John Donovan, David Turrentine, Torri Wollenschlager, Bryan R Nussbaum, Deanna Stockweather, Jeffrey W Stoiber, Kerstin Markwardt, Gail L Carlson, Kyle C Schiebel, Troy Winslow, Joseph P Harr, Ellakate Wagner, Michael Harris, Jr., Jennylind Sun
  • Patent number: 10573146
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to detecting instances of individuals being in peril within an independent or assisted living environment. According to certain aspects, with an individual's permission or affirmative consent, a hardware controller (such as a smart or interconnected home controller, or even a mobile device) may receive and analyze sensor data detected within the independent or assisted living environment to determine whether an individual may be in peril. In this circumstance, the hardware controller may generate a notification that indicates the situation and may communicate the notification to a proper individual, such as a family member or care giver, who may be in a position to mitigate or alleviate any risks posed by the situation. The foregoing functionality also may be used by an insurance provider to generate, update, or adjust insurance policies, premiums, rates, or discounts, and/or make recommendations to an insured individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jackie O. Jordan, II, John Donovan, David Turrentine, Torri Wollenschlager, Bryan R. Nussbaum, Deanna Stockweather, Jeffrey W. Stoiber, Kerstin Markwardt, Gail L. Carlson, Kyle C. Schiebel, Troy Winslow, Joseph P. Harr, Ellakate Wagner, Michael Harris, Jr., Jennylind Sun
  • Publication number: 20200059797
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods configured to provide customized and guided instructions for the placement of multiple access points in a home envelope to optimize-coverage therein. The exemplified system and method facilitates the learning of the home envelope, the determining of placements of devices within different locations within the home envelope, and the guiding of the homeowner or occupant through the installation process of the devices at such placements. The provided information are customized and tailored for a given home envelope. In addition, the exemplified systems and methods simplifies the task of adding personal wireless devices to a network whereby no password is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Qantas Judge, Adam Wesley Allred, Michael Burkett Biggs, Daniel Jack Peck, Paul Harris Royal
  • Publication number: 20200051030
    Abstract: A cloud-centric platform is used for generating virtual three-dimensional (3D) content, that allows users to collaborate online and that can be connected to different software tools (applications). Using the platform, virtual environments (e.g., scenes, worlds, universes) can be created, accessed, and interacted with simultaneously by multiple collaborative content creators using varying content creation or development applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Rev Lebaredian, Michael Kass, Brian Harris, Andrey Shulzhenko, Dmitry Duka