Patents by Inventor Michael A. Lynch

Michael A. Lynch 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: 10891014
    Abstract: Disclosed techniques enable participants of a communication session that is rendered within a mixed reality environment to change their view or perspective in the mixed reality environment. The participants may alter their view or perspective in the mixed reality environment using a data processing device displaying the communication session. The participant may interact with a data processing device displaying the communication session to cause the change in their view or perspective in the mixed reality environment. The participant interaction may include user touch and/or gestures with an associated data processing device to cause the change in the participant's view or perspective in the mixed reality environment. The participant may use a plurality of fingers on a display of the data processing device to zoom, pan or rotate their view or perspective in the mixed reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Austin S. Lee, Angela Chin, Hae Jin Lee, Malek Mohamad Nafez Chalabi, Sean Michael Lynch, Siddhant Mehta
  • Patent number: 10881097
    Abstract: For protecting wildlife from high voltage conductors, dielectric covers are used to cover fuse cutouts, bushings, solid-blade disconnects, lightning arrestors, or other high voltage components. To increase a vertical surface distance between the top of the cover and the bottom of the cover, a plurality of protruding skirts are molded into the cover. The cover is formed of two molded halves, which are later affixed together. To prevent water entering the junction between the two halves, one half is formed with a lip that overlaps the edge of the other half. Retaining pins secure the cover in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ECO ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Michael Lynch
  • Publication number: 20200394899
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for an unmanned system (US) for safety device testing are described herein. In some examples, one or more embodiments include a processor and a memory having instructions stored thereon which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to capture, using an imaging device of the US, an image of a safety device, determine information corresponding to the safety device based on the image, communicate the determined information to a fire system network, receive, from the fire system network, a test procedure associated with the safety device, perform the test procedure on the safety device, and communicate a result of the test procedure to the fire system network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Lang, Michael Lynch, Donna Burns, Rich Lau
  • Publication number: 20200395745
    Abstract: For protecting wildlife from electrocution by high voltage components, dielectric covers are used to cover fuse cutouts, insulators, or other high voltage components. The cover includes through-holes for receiving retaining pins to secure the cover in place. The holes are the weak link in flashover prevention since the holes form an air gap, which has a breakdown voltage lower than that of the cover material. To prevent a bird's wing or a squirrel's tail from directly covering the hole in the surface of the cover, an arched or tubular hood is formed around each hole to block the bird or squirrel from directly covering the hole, reducing the risk of a flashover through the hole. The hoods extend out about 1-1.5 inches to essentially add a 1-1.5 inch air gap between the animal and the hole without enlarging the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Lynch
  • Publication number: 20200395184
    Abstract: A fuse cutout cover is disclosed that allows a lineman to engage a metal hook assembly and pull ring of the cutout with a loadbreak tool. The cutout also includes a wire connector and a metal top connector that leads from the wire connector to the top of the fuse. A front opening in the cover allows easy access by a loadbreak tool over a wide range of angles. A roof of the cover extends beyond the sidewalls of the opening and covers an end of the top connector. An inner vertical wall of the cover has a bottom edge that rests on the top surface of the top connector to space the roof from the top connector to provide additional vertical clearance when positioning the loadbreak tool to engage the cutout. The wall also blocks access to the enlarged open to prevent birds from nesting in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Lynch
  • Patent number: 10848302
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include techniques for implementing a network security framework for wireless aircraft communication, where the techniques include receiving a key index sequence over a first communication link, and transmitting a subset of the key index to one or more nodes. The techniques also include generating a random encryption key based at least in part on the subset of the key index sequence, encrypting data using the random encryption key, and transmitting the encrypted data over a second communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SIMMONDS PRECISION PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Subhra Kanti Das, Adishesha Chinknyakanhalli Sivaramasastry, Michael A. Lynch, Kiran Thupakula
  • Patent number: 10830675
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to hematoxylin staining formulations and particularly to formulations for use in autostainers. The disclosed compositions were discovered to possess atypical stability under storage while having high stain quality and sufficiently fast staining performance. The disclosed hematoxylin staining compositions include a solvent system, hematoxylin, a chemical oxidant, and a mordant. Illustrative embodiments also have a Cl?/SO4? molar ratio of between about 2.5/1 and about 1/4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Heidi Barnett, Edward E. Durrant, Eric L. Klein, Michael Lynch, Kevin H. Pritchard
  • Publication number: 20200346496
    Abstract: A tread wear indicator for a tire is provided. The tire includes a pair of sidewalls and a tread and the tread includes a plurality of circumferential grooves and a plurality of lateral grooves. The tread wear indicator is formed in a selected one of the lateral grooves adjacent a selected one of the circumferential grooves. The indicator includes a plurality of step elements descending from a radially outward surface of the tread toward the base of the selected one of the lateral grooves. Each step element includes an axially-extending surface that is approximately parallel to and is radially inward of the radially outward surface of the selected one of the tread elements, and a radially-extending surface that extends approximately perpendicular to the axially-extending surface. The axially-extending surface of each step element is formed with indicia visible to a user of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Lynch Pulte, JR., Warren Lee Croyle, Paul Bryan Maxwell, Nicholas Thomas Schoeppner, Jesse Brian Serva
  • Publication number: 20200320857
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for an unmanned system (US) for safety device testing are described herein. In some examples, one or more embodiments include a test kit, a memory, and a processor to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to determine a location of a safety device to be tested, navigate, in response to the location of the safety device being different from a location of the US, the US to the location of the safety device, and initiate, in response to the location of the US and the location of the safety device being the same, a testing of the safety device using the test kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Lang, Michael Lynch, Donna Burns, Rich Lau
  • Publication number: 20200245610
    Abstract: For protecting wildlife from high voltage conductors, dielectric covers are used to cover fuse cutouts, bushings, solid-blade disconnects, lightning arrestors, or other high voltage components. To increase a vertical surface distance between the top of the cover and the bottom of the cover, a plurality of protruding skirts are molded into the cover. The cover is formed of two molded halves, which are later affixed together. To prevent water entering the junction between the two halves, one half is formed with a lip that overlaps the edge of the other half. Retaining pins secure the cover in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Lynch
  • Publication number: 20200242199
    Abstract: Various embodiments are provided for managing and interacting with a conversational agent in an internet of things (IoT) environment by a processor. One or more graph patterns may be extracted from a knowledge graph generated from a sensor list containing one or more IoT sensors. One or more conversation patterns and conversation dialogs may be learned from the sensor list and graph patterns. The conversational agent may be automatically configured with the one or more graph patterns, the one or more conversational patterns and conversation dialogs, sensor data and analytics from the one or more IoT sensors according to one or more queries to engage in a conversation dialog with a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joern PLOENNIGS, William LYNCH, Fabio LORENZI, Michael BARRY
  • Publication number: 20200230343
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system includes a mask interface and a headgear assembly. The headgear assembly is adjustable and comprised of an elastic portion, a non-elastic portion and a restriction mechanism configured to provide a force resisting movement of the non-elastic portion when the elastic portion is extended. There is a support beam coupled to the non-elastic portion and extending along a portion of the headgear that is curved along its longitudinal extent. In this way particular seal modules can be comfortably fitted to a user and any blow off force is mitigated. A particular example of the respiratory mask system includes provision for removable attachment between the seal and a mask frame, the mask frame and a yoke of the headgear; and between a conduit and the mask frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Gareth SIMS, Fadi Karim Moh'd MASHAL, Vitaly KAPELEVICH, Mark Arvind MCLAREN, Silas Sao Jin SIEW, Jonathan Mark DOWNEY, Christopher Michael WONG, Matthew Aaron BRADLEY, Janine Elizabeth COLLINS, Dillan PATEL, Steve THOMAS, Chris Onin Limpin HIPOLITO, Priyanka Ferdinand PEREIRA, Matthew Robert Geoff SLIGHT, David Monroy FELIX, Xin Yue ZHU, Jonathan Tong Lok SNG, Arvin San Jose GARDIOLA, Stephen Francis HEFFERNAN, Christine Marie LYNCH, Wen Dong HUANG, Bruce Michael WALLS, Jeremy Owen YOUNG, Tony William SPEAR, Jake Baker HOCKING, Melissa Catherine BORNHOLDT
  • Publication number: 20200188482
    Abstract: Methods of promoting or inhibiting weight loss by modulating activity levels of ?? T cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Brenner, Lydia Lynch, Ayano Kohlgruber
  • Publication number: 20200185181
    Abstract: A fuse cutout cover is disclosed that allows a lineman to engage a metal hook assembly and pull ring of the cutout with a loadbreak tool at a wide range of angles, while the cover still prevents electrocution of wildlife. A first portion of the cover has a vertical opening for receiving the wire. A second portion has a substantially flat roof portion that covers the top portion of the fuse, the hook assembly, and the pull ring. The hook assembly and pull ring are laterally exposed by the cover to allow the loadbreak tool to engage the hook assembly and pull ring at a wide range of angles. Another feature of the cover is multiple sets of through-holes for securing pins so that the pin locations can be optimized for ceramic insulators and narrower polymer insulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Lynch
  • Publication number: 20200185890
    Abstract: For protecting wildlife from high voltage conductors proximate to a utility pole, dielectric covers are used to cover fuse cutouts, bushings, or other connections to insulators. Such covers include a vertical slot for receiving an energized wire so the cover can be installed using a hot-stick while the wire is energized. To eliminate leakage currents flowing across the cover under high voltage conditions, which previously led to localized melting of the cover, inner walls of the cover are molded that are laterally separated from the outer walls of the cover. The double wall design eliminates leakage currents due to the extra dielectric wall and air gap, and the inner wall is not subject to contamination from conductive pollutants. The double wall design also increases the insulating properties of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Lynch
  • Patent number: 10679815
    Abstract: A fuse cutout cover is disclosed that allows a lineman to engage a metal hook assembly and pull ring of the cutout with a loadbreak tool at a wide range of angles, while the cover still prevents electrocution of wildlife. A first portion of the cover has a vertical opening for receiving the wire. A second portion has a substantially flat roof portion that covers the top portion of the fuse, the hook assembly, and the pull ring. The hook assembly and pull ring are laterally exposed by the cover to allow the loadbreak tool to engage the hook assembly and pull ring at a wide range of angles. Another feature of the cover is multiple sets of through-holes for securing pins so that the pin locations can be optimized for ceramic insulators and narrower polymer insulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Eco Electrical Systems
    Inventor: Michael Lynch
  • Patent number: 10667099
    Abstract: A Wireless Avionics Intra-Communications (WAIC) interface device provides communication between a portable electronic device and a WAIC controller. The WAIC interface device includes a housing, a wireless antenna, wireless access point electronics, and an interface controller. The housing is configured to be mounted to an interior surface of an aircraft and to receive and engage the portable electronic device. The wireless access point electronics are connected via a communication port to a first wired connection to communicate with the WAIC controller. The interface controller authenticates the portable electronic device. A WAIC coordinator is connected to the WAIC controller via a second wired connection, and is configured to communicate wirelessly over a WAIC frequency range between 4.2 gigahertz (GHz) and 4.4 GHz. An end node includes a transceiver configured to communicate wirelessly with the WAIC coordinator over the WAIC frequency range between 4.2 gigahertz (GHz) and 4.4 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Rameshkumar Balasubramanian, Pullaiah Dussa, Michael A. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10627280
    Abstract: An integrated sensor unit for estimating a quantity of fluid in a container includes a pressure sensor configured to measure a pressure at a physical location of the sensor unit, an acceleration sensor configured to measure at least three components of an acceleration vector at the physical location of the sensor unit, and a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature at the physical location of the sensor unit. The sensor unit is configured to produce an output signal comprising the pressure, acceleration, and temperature measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products
    Inventors: Radoslaw Zakrzewski, Michael A. Lynch, Nghia T. Dinh
  • Patent number: 10596757
    Abstract: Augmented three-dimensional (3D) printing systems and methods for constructing and mineralizing a hydrogel structure with defined geometry are disclosed. One example embodiment is a system for three-dimensional printing and mineralizing a polymer. The system includes a three-dimensional printer unit with a syringe extruder, a fluid delivery system operatively coupled to the three-dimensional printer unit, and a control unit. The control unit is operatively coupled to the three-dimensional printer unit and fluid delivery system, and is configured to (i) cause the three-dimensional printer unit to print a portion of a three-dimensional polymer object, (ii) cause the fluid delivery system to flush the portion of the three-dimensional polymer object with a fluid to mineralize the portion of the three-dimensional polymer object, and (iii) cause the three-dimensional printer unit to print a subsequent portion of the three-dimensional polymer object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: Northeastern University, Colorado School of Mines
    Inventors: Randall Morgan Erb, Melissa Krebs, Tyler Hall, Kelli Ann Lynch, Conor Michael Doyle, Isabel Welch, Peter Christensen
  • Patent number: 10566166
    Abstract: For protecting wildlife from high voltage conductors proximate to a utility pole, dielectric covers are used to cover fuse cutouts, bushings, solid-blade disconnects, lightning arrestors, or other connections to insulators. Such covers include a vertical slot for receiving an energized wire so the cover can be installed using a hot-stick while the wire is energized. The vertical slot substantially faces the utility pole. To prevent squirrels storing nuts in the cover via the vertical slot, a squirrel guard is fitted over the top of the cover to block access to the vertical slot in the cover. The guard has a second vertical slot for receiving the wire so can be installed while the wire is energized. The guard may be customized for the particular cover used with it. Retaining pins secure the guard and cover in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ECO ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Michael Lynch