Patents by Inventor Michael A. James

Michael A. James 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).

  • Patent number: 11153728
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving current session information associated with a first user from a beacon associated with a third-party content provider, wherein the current session information indicates that a first client system of the first user is in an active wireless communication session with the beacon, accessing session information associated with one or more second users, wherein each second user is within a threshold geographical distance of the beacon, selecting one or more of the one or more second users based on the accessed session information, wherein the accessed session information associated with each of the selected second users indicates that a second client system associated with the selected second user is not in a wireless communication session with the beacon, and sending a notification referencing the selected one or more second users to the first client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James LeBeau, Samuel Wharton Lessin, Joseph David Barillari, Amir Shimoni, Arlene Gabriana Murillo, Mateusz Marek Niewczas, Manish Modi, Caitlin E. Kalinowski
  • Patent number: 11151456
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for predicted brain data of a patient. One of the methods includes receiving montage configuration data for a specified montage; receiving raw EEG data captured using the specified montage from a brain of a particular subject; generating, using the montage configuration data and the raw EEG data, EEG connectivity data for the specified montage; using a generative neural network to map the EEG connectivity data to predicted fMRI connectivity data, the generative neural network having been trained using training EEG-fMRI connectivity data pairs, each pair comprising EEG connectivity data of a subject and fMRI connectivity data of the same subject; and taking an action based on the predicted fMRI connectivity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Omniscient Neurotechnology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Michael Edward Sughrue, Stephane Philippe Doyen, Peter James Nicholas
  • Patent number: 11152190
    Abstract: A volume interrogation system can use an accelerated beam of charged particles to interrogate objects using charged-particle attenuation and scattering tomography to screen items such as electronic devices, packages, baggage, industrial products, or food products for the presence of materials of interest inside. The apparatus, systems, and methods in this patent document can be employed in checkpoint applications to scan items. Such checkpoint applications can include border crossings, mass transit terminals (subways, buses, railways, ferries, etc.), and government and private-sector facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Decision Sciences International Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Penny, Michael James Sossong, Matthew Steiger, Young K. Lee
  • Patent number: 11147454
    Abstract: A pre-event connectome of a subject brain is accessed, the pre-event connectome defining i) first functional nodes in the subject brain and ii) first edges that represent connections between the first functional nodes before the subject has undergone an event. A post-event connectome of the subject brain is accessed, the post-event connectome defining i) second functional nodes in the subject brain and ii) second edges that represent connections between the second functional nodes after the subject has undergone the event. A connectome-difference map data is generated that records the difference between the pre-event connectome and the post-event connectome. An action is taken based on the connectome-difference map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Omniscient Neurotechnology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Stephane Philippe Doyen, Michael Edward Sughrue, Peter James Nicholas
  • Patent number: 11152123
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for processing brain data using autoencoder neural networks. One of the methods includes obtaining brain data captured by one or more sensors characterizing brain activity of a patient; processing the brain data to generate modified brain data that characterizes a predicted local effect of a future treatment on the brain of the patient; processing the modified brain data using an autoencoder neural network to generate reconstructed brain data; and determining, using the reconstructed brain data, a predicted global effect of the future treatment on the brain of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Omniscient Neurotechnology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Michael Edward Sughrue, Stephane Philippe Doyen, Peter James Nicholas
  • Patent number: 11150413
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing fiber optic connectors includes precision molding optical ferrule assemblies around optical fibers for use in the connectors. The optical ferrule assemblies are over-molded in two-parts: a ferrule and a hub. The ferrule is molded around a coated section of fiber and a fiber tip is formed (e.g., using a laser) at a stripped section of the optical fiber at a location axially spaced from the ferrule. The fiber is pulled into the ferrule to align the tip and the hub is formed to complete the ferrule assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael James Ott, Paul Suek
  • Publication number: 20210320871
    Abstract: Mobile management method and system. The method includes receiving from an application on a client a DNS query for a host name; retrieving reputation data associated with the host name from a local cache on the client; determining whether a policy associated with the host name and the reputation data associated with the host name exists; and one of: sending network flows one of: through a VPN tunnel to a server or out a local proxy on the client to a private or public network; or blocking the network flow based on the determined policy for the host name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: NETMOTION SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph T. SAVARESE, Steven HECKT, Michael E. BRYANT, Eric C. MCNEILL, Carter SMITH, Elizabeth KIHSLINGER, Thomas Gunther HELMS, Camilla KEENAN-KOCH, Joseph G. SOUZA, Paul HOOVER, Scott A. STAVENS, Christian E. HOFSTAEDTER, Jonathan SCOTT, Erik OLSON, James Scott SIMPKINS, Stephen Gregory FALLIN, John Harvey HILLOCK, Eivind NAESS, Michael Lee SNYDER, David Michael MIRLY, Marius LEE, Glenn Patrick ARANAS, Norman C. HAMER, Tridib DUTTA, Andrew James HOOVER, Thomas A. SWEET, Mark ANACKER, An PHAN
  • Publication number: 20210319382
    Abstract: A method for creating highly accurate construction and renovation estimates and proposals for a client is described. The computer implemented method includes providing a platform to include all of the items and assemblies required in a construction project that make up the construction proposal, including all labor costs, material costs, and additional costs for taxes and mark ups. The method simplifies a highly complex and usually inaccurate process of having to calculate all of the costs associated with construction and renovation, in particular for residential properties, and allows clients to select desired items and receive a highly accurate, detailed estimate and proposal very quickly. The process further includes the ability to make any changes and upgrades quickly because of the unique system which includes linked dimensions, linked line items, and linked assemblies that allows a selection to affect multiple related elements, and further includes all hidden costs for better accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Cost Certified Inc.
    Inventor: Michael James Bignold
  • Publication number: 20210317028
    Abstract: A method includes heating a glass preform having a plurality of glass layers and drawing the glass preform in a distal direction to form a drawn glass sheet extending distally from the glass preform and having the plurality of glass layers. The drawn glass sheet is thinner than the glass preform. The drawn glass sheet can be rolled onto a collection spool. At least a portion of a glass layer can be removed from the drawn glass sheet. An exemplary glass sheet includes a first glass layer, a second glass layer adjacent to the first glass layer, and a thickness of at most about 0.1 mm. An exemplary ion exchanged glass sheet includes a thickness of at most about 0.1 mm and a surface layer that is under a compressive stress and extends into an interior of the glass sheet to a depth of layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Cimo, Adam James Ellison, Michael Thomas Gallagher, Dennis James Post, Butchi Reddy Vaddi, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Publication number: 20210316109
    Abstract: A humidifier comprises a water reservoir and a reservoir dock configured to receive the water reservoir in an operative position. The water reservoir is configured to hold a volume of liquid. The water reservoir includes a chamber and a single conduit providing an inner opening arranged within the chamber. The reservoir dock includes a dock inlet conduit arranged to receive the flow of air from the RPT device. The dock inlet conduit is structured and arranged to extend within the single conduit of the water reservoir when the water reservoir reaches the operative position such that the dock inlet conduit and the single conduit at least partially overlap one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Samuel ORMROD, Michael James DENT, Wei Liang LAU
  • Publication number: 20210315498
    Abstract: An arterial blood module (16) that is removably connectable to an arterial blood collection element (14) is disclosed. The arterial blood module includes a housing (30), a needle (32), a cap (34) removably securable over the needle, a mixing chamber (36), and a safety shield (38) engaged with a portion of the housing and transitionable from a first shield position in which a portion of the needle is exposed to a second shield position in which the needle is shielded by a portion of the safety shield. In one embodiment, the present disclosure includes an arterial blood collection system (10) that includes an arterial blood collection element (14) defining a collection chamber (20) and an arterial blood module (16) removably connectable to a portion of the arterial blood collection element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Alexander James Blake, Anthony V. Torris, Michael Vincent Quinn, Richard A. Cronenberg
  • Publication number: 20210319190
    Abstract: A battery-powered device comprising a power input providing power to the device is described herein, with a housing having an opening for receiving a smartcard. There may be at least one electrical contact within the housing, the at least one electrical contact connected to the power input. There is also provided a power supply for one or more battery-powered devices each having at least one electrical contact within a housing configured to make contact with a smartcard introduced into an opening in the housing, the power supply comprising a power input (e.g., a wire or circuit). There may be an electrical output connected to the power input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Graham Hodges, Enrique Garrido, Darren Leigh Shaw, Matthew Michael James Watts
  • Publication number: 20210316179
    Abstract: Adjustable fire protection assemblies and methods are provided. The assembly includes a sprinkler having a body with an outer encasing surface and a deflector supported from the body. An escutcheon having a receiver and a rim surround the fire protection sprinkler to define an aperture between the receiver and the sprinkler. A push-to-connect fitting of the assembly includes a tubular member with an end for connection to a pipe and an internal conduit that receives the sprinkler body. A seal member and a retaining ring are disposed within the tubular member to form an adjustable seal and grip about the sprinkler body. A releasing member translates to disengage the retaining ring from the sprinkler body; and the escutcheon translates with respect to the tubular member in a sliding surface engagement to define an adjustable deflector-to-rim distance between the rim of the escutcheon and the deflector of the sprinkler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: George B. COLETTA, Robert Kyle FULLERTON, Scott Alan GOING, Michael W. HORGAN, Alaine Christine LIOTTA, Gary James LUIZ, Todd F. ORSINI, Darren PALMIERI, Dennis Michael PHILLIPS, Kevin Wade PRESSNELL, Manuel R. SILVA, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210315384
    Abstract: A seat includes a seat surface having a periphery and a carrier overmolded onto the seat surface over the periphery. The carrier has a periphery and a frame is overmolded onto the carrier over the carrier periphery. The seat is assembled without fasteners. A method for making the seat includes overmolding a carrier onto a periphery of a seat surface to form a seat surface/carrier assembly, tensioning the seat surface/carrier assembly in a mold and overmolding a frame onto a periphery of the seat surface/carrier assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Martin Oomen, Randy James Sayers, Robert A. Bratty, Kelly Washburn, Michael Long, Michael Stanton
  • Patent number: 11142154
    Abstract: A self-diagnosing sensor system for a vehicle is provided. The vehicle has a bumper with fascia material. The sensor system includes an elongated, deflectable cable disposed in the bumper generally adjacent to the fascia material. A tensioning and sensing unit is coupled to each end of the cable and fixed to the vehicle. Each unit includes a tension sensor electrically connected with an ECU of the vehicle such that the ECU receives signals from the tension sensors regarding tension in the cable, indicative of 1) whether the bumper has been impacted based on deflection of the cable from a sensing position, or 2) whether damage to the cable or a tensioning and sensing unit has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher James Palazzolo, Tobias Tyroller, Nicholas J Anger, Michael Feser
  • Patent number: 11145321
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for performing aphasia assessment. One of the methods includes receiving a recording, generating a text transcript of the recording, and generating speech quantifying and comprehension scores which can be used to determine an aphasia classification. Another method includes performing an aphasia assessment on a brain image to obtain an aphasia classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Omniscient Neurotechnology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Michael Edward Sughrue, Stephane Philippe Doyen, Peter James Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20210311595
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems for interpreting a table grouping input value associated with a table, wherein the table comprises a plurality of categories and a plurality of associated data sets corresponding to the plurality of categories, determining an aggregation value in response to the table grouping input value, wherein the aggregation value corresponds to at least one of the plurality of categories, and in response to the aggregation value, providing an aggregated table view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Melissa Ming-Sak Boucher, Jeremy Edward Britton, Luke Bayes, Monica F. Caso, Alexander W. Deneui, Christopher Leland Eck, Nigel Robin Ellis, Filipe P. Fortes, David Lilja Greenspan, Brett Robert Hobbs, Matthew B. Hudson, Timothy Andrew James, Kenneth Francis Mendes, Shishir S. Mehrotra, Trevor Michael O'Brien, Lane Patrick Shackleton, Rhed Shi, Hariharan Sivaramakrishnan, Jason Peter Stowe, Jason Andrew Tamulonis, Himanshu Vasishth, Ramesh Krishna Vyaghrapuri, David Richard Wright, Irvin Zhan, Roger Mathieu Zurawicki
  • Publication number: 20210309663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula I: in which Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 R1, R2, R4a, R4b, R5a, R5b, R6a and R6b are defined in the Summary of the Invention; capable of inhibiting the activity of SHP2. The invention further provides a process for the preparation of compounds of the invention, pharmaceutical preparations comprising such compounds and methods of using such compounds and compositions in the management of diseases or disorders associated with the aberrant activity of SHP2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Bagdanoff, Zhuoliang Chen, Michael Dore, Jorge Garcia Fortanet, Mitsunori Kato, Matthew J. LaMarche, Patrick James Sarver, Michael Shultz, Troy Douglas Smith, Sarah Williams
  • Publication number: 20210314344
    Abstract: An internal network can include a plurality of linked internal nodes, each internal node being configured to communicate with other internal nodes or with one or more external servers over an external network. The internal network can analyze the configuration of the internal nodes and the network traffic between internal nodes of the internal network and external servers. Based on the analysis, a network vulnerability score measuring the vulnerability of the internal network to attack can be determined. If the vulnerability score is below a threshold, the internal network can be isolated from the external network, for example by preventing internal nodes from communicating with or over the external network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Franz Baukes, Alan James Sharp-Paul
  • Patent number: D933596
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Lee Simpson, Matthew James Bickerton, Alexandre Nacrour