Patents by Inventor Michael A. Morgan

Michael A. Morgan 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: 20200261768
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing and improving the performance of a body motion of an animal or human subject requires instrumenting a subject with inertial sensors, monitoring a body motion of interest, converting sensor data into motion data and animation, comparing the motion data with existing data for motion related performance parameters, providing a real-time, information rich, animation and data display of the results in color coded displays; and based on the results prescribing a training regime with exercises selected from a library of standardized exercises using standardized tools and training aids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Vermilyea, Erik Herter, Steve Diamond, Anthony Morgan, Michael D. Bentley
  • Publication number: 20200263870
    Abstract: Combustion burner panels, submerged combustion melters including one or more of the panels, and methods of making the same are disclosed. In certain embodiments, the burner panel includes a panel body having first and second major surfaces, at least one oxidant through-passage extending from the first to the second major surface, and at least one fuel through-passage extending from the first to the second major surface. Oxidant and fuel delivery conduits are positioned in the respective passages. The oxidant and fuel delivery conduits include proximal and distal ends, at least some of the distal ends positioned away from the first major surface of the panel body. In other embodiments the burner panels include a frame enclosing a porous material having through passages for fuel and oxidant. The burner panels may enable delaying combustion in a submerged combustion melter, and therefore promote burner life and melter campaign length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: John Wayne Baker, Michael William Luka, Jonathan McCann, Aaron Morgan Huber, Mark William Charbonneau, Paul Oscar Segar, James E Graf
  • Publication number: 20200254617
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices related to robotic control for tool sharpening. The device may determine a first location associated with a first cutting tool of the one or more cutting tools relative to the first container. The device may grip the first cutting tool based on the first location of the first cutting tool relative to the first container. The device may move the robotic device to one more scanning sensors. The device may collect three dimensional data. The device may extract a profile of the first cutting tool. The device may determine a top edge and a bottom edge based on the profile. The device may determine a tip of the first cutting tool. The device may generate a sharpening path based on the tip and the profile of the first cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Russell Aldridge, Marc Christensen, Jacob Robinson, Isaac Jones, Joshua Foss, Mathius Jones, Michael Morgan, Austin Christenson, Jason Orr, Nathan Powelson, Sam Grayson
  • Publication number: 20200249218
    Abstract: A soil apparatus (e.g., seed firmer) having a locking system is described herein. In one embodiment, the soil apparatus includes a lower base portion for engaging in soil of an agricultural field, an upper base portion, and a neck portion having protrusions to insert into the lower base portion of a base and then lock when a region of the upper base portion is inserted into the lower base portion and this region of the upper base portion presses the protrusions to lock the neck portion to the upper base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Strnad, Matthew Morgan, Dale M. Koch, Jeremy Hodel
  • Publication number: 20200240273
    Abstract: A component includes an outer wall that includes an exterior surface, and at least one plenum defined interiorly to the outer wall and configured to receive a cooling fluid therein. The component also includes a coating system disposed on the exterior surface. The coating system has a thickness. The component further includes a plurality of adaptive cooling openings defined in the outer wall. Each of the adaptive cooling openings extends from a first end inflow communication with the at least one plenum, outward through the exterior surface and to a second end covered underneath at least a portion of the thickness of the coating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: James Albert TALLMAN, Andrew Philip SHAPIRO, Gary Michael ITZEL, Curtis Alan JOHNSON, Victor John MORGAN, Jacob John KITTLESON, Bradley Thomas RICHARDS
  • Publication number: 20200221632
    Abstract: A soil apparatus (e.g., seed firmer) having a locking system is described herein. In one embodiment, the soil apparatus includes a lower base portion for engaging in soil of an agricultural field, an upper base portion, and a neck portion having protrusions to insert into the lower base portion of a base and then lock when a region of the upper base portion is inserted into the lower base portion and this region of the upper base portion presses the protrusions to lock the neck portion to the upper base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Strnad, Timothy Kater, Matthew Morgan, Dale M. Koch
  • Patent number: 10710737
    Abstract: An aircraft fuel tank system including a fuel tank compartment for containing liquid fuel and having a float-activated valve arranged to become positively buoyant when immersed in liquid fuel so that the float moves up to a raised position which causes the valve to close and prevent liquid fuel from flowing out of the fuel tank compartment through the valve. The float is also arranged to move down to a lowered position in response to a level of the liquid fuel in the fuel tank compartment dropping, the movement of the float to the lowered position causing the valve to open and permit liquid fuel to flow out of the fuel tank compartment through the valve. A pressure-activated valve may be used as an alternative to the float-activated valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Dylan James, Justine McCarthy, Angus Morgan, Michael Poad, Nicholas Morton, Henry Edwards, Richard Burness, Christopher Slack
  • Patent number: 10703420
    Abstract: A vehicle assembly includes a first member including a first side and a second side. The vehicle assembly includes a coupler extending from the first side to the second side, the first side and the second side being crimped to the coupler. The vehicle assembly includes a second member and a fastener fastening the first member and the second member to the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Vladimirovich Bogachuk, Shawn Michael Morgans, Steve William Gallagher, Michael William Danyo
  • Publication number: 20200206116
    Abstract: This invention relates to oral care compositions comprising arginine or lysine, zinc citrate and zinc oxide, fluoride source, and a silica abrasive which exhibits an acid pH when measured as an aqueous slurry as well as to methods of using and of making these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael PRENCIPE, Amy RUSSO, Hansruedi STETTLER, Betty WON, Lisa MANUS, Michael STRANICK, Peng YAN, Chengkang TAN, Vyoma PATEL, André MORGAN, Andrei POTANIN, Xiao Yi HUANG
  • Patent number: 10689393
    Abstract: Novel tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative compounds are disclosed herein that may be used as an active ingredient for a pharmaceutical composition, and in particular, for a pharmaceutical composition useful for preventing or treating a disease or condition responsive to modulation of the contractility of the skeletal sarcomere. This may be accomplished, for example, by modulation of the troponin complex of the fast skeletal muscle sarcomere through one or more of fast skeletal myosin, actin, tropomyosin, troponin C, troponin I, and troponin T, and fragments and isoforms thereof. The tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative compounds can thus be used as an agent for preventing or treating 1) neuromuscular disorders, 2) disorders of voluntary muscle, 3) CNS disorders in which muscle weakness, atrophy, and fatigue are prominent symptoms, 4) muscle symptoms stemming from systemic disorders, and 5) dysfunctions of pelvic floor and urethral/anal sphincter muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: Astellas Pharma Inc., Cytokinetics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ippei Sato, Takashi Kamikubo, Masanori Miura, Yuji Matsushima, Hiroaki Tanaka, Yasuhiro Shiina, Susumu Yamaki, Tomoyuki Saito, Hiroshi Kiyohara, Munemichi Ohe, Kayoko Mihara, Bradley Paul Morgan, Fady Malik, Scott Emile Collibee, Luke Ashcraft, Pu-Ping Lu, Jeffrey Michael Warrington, Marc Garard
  • Patent number: 10681862
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring soil properties and applying fertilizer during a planting operation. Various sensors are disposed in ground engaging components for monitoring soil properties. The ground engaging components may have structure for opening a side trench in the sidewalls of the seed trench and may include liquid application conduits for injecting liquid into the sidewalls of the resulting side trenches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Stoller, Justin Koch, Brian McMahon, Derek Sauder, Ian Radtke, Michael Strnad, Dale Koch, Matthew Morgan, Tracy Leman, Paul Wildermuth
  • Patent number: 10681414
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to estimate population reach for different unions based on marginal ratings. An example apparatus includes a reach determiner to estimate a population reach of a union of time intervals for which media ratings data is available; a pseudo universe determiner to determine a pseudo universe estimate of a recorded audience corresponding to the union; determine a pseudo universe estimate of a population audience corresponding to the union based on the pseudo universe estimate of the recorded audience; and determine an error of the population reach estimate of the union based on the pseudo universe of the population audience corresponding to the union; and the reach determiner to when the error does not satisfy a threshold, adjust the population reach estimate; and when the error does satisfy the threshold, determine the population reach of the union based on the population reach estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sheppard, Jonathan Sullivan, Edward Murphy, Michael Morgan, Ludo Daemen
  • Publication number: 20200148675
    Abstract: There is described herein imidopiperidine compounds as inhibitors of human polynucleotide kinase phosphatase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Dennis HALL, Michael WEINFELD, Sylvain BERNARD, Tristan VERDELET, Timothy MORGAN, Vikie LAMONTAGNE, Zahra SHIRE, Afsaneh LAVASANIFAR
  • Patent number: 10633949
    Abstract: A diverter assembly includes a tubing segment and one or more sleeve members disposed therein. The tubing segment includes apertures that are selectively alignable with apertures of an inner sleeve disposed within the tubing segment. The tubing segment includes a series of stops (e.g., shear pins) to arrest movement of the first sleeve within the bore of the tubing segment. A first one or more ball seats are included in the first sleeve such that deployment of a first ball and pressurization of the well above the first ball causes a first set of shear pins to fail, thereby allowing the first sleeve to slide downhole to cause apertures of the sleeve to align with apertures of the tubing segment, thereby causing fluid to flow to an annulus between the tubing segment and wellbore wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David Jon Tilley, Phillip Michael Morgan, James Todd Johnson, Michael Rick Johnson, Nicholas Lee Strohla, Matthew Ryan Gray, Daniel Keith Moeller
  • Publication number: 20200123192
    Abstract: Mutant mono ADP-ribose-polymerases (mono-PARP) proteins and small molecule compound substrates specific for the mutant mono-PARP proteins as well as methods of using these compositions to identify protein targets of the mono-PARPs and to screen for antagonists of the mono-PARPs are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Michael Cohen, Ian Carter-O'Connell, Rory Morgan, Haihong Jin
  • Publication number: 20200115811
    Abstract: Methods for forming a metal oxide electrolyte improve ionic conductivity. Some of those methods involve applying a first metal compound to a substrate, converting that metal compound to a metal oxide, applying a different metal compound to the metal oxide, and converting the different metal compound to form a second metal oxide. That substrate may be in nanobar form that conforms to an orientation imparted by a magnetic field or an electric field applied before or during the converting. Electrolytes so formed can be used in solid oxide fuel cells, electrolyzers, and sensors, among other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: FCET, INC., UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Leonid V. Budaragin, Mark A. Deininger, Michael M. Pozvonkov, D. Morgan Spears, II, Paul D. Fisher, Gerard M. Ludtka, Arvid E. Pasto
  • Publication number: 20200113129
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring soil properties including soil moisture, soil electrical conductivity and soil temperature during an agricultural input application. Embodiments include a soil reflectivity sensor and/or a soil temperature sensor mounted to a seed firmer for measuring moisture and temperature in a planting trench. A thermopile for measuring temperature via infrared radiation is described herein. In one example, the thermopile is disposed in a body and senses infrared radiation through an infrared transparent window. Aspects of any of the disclosed embodiments may be implemented in or communicate with an agricultural intelligence computer system as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Dale Koch, Michael Strnad, Matthew Morgan, Brian McMahon
  • Patent number: 10617620
    Abstract: This invention relates to oral care compositions comprising arginine or lysine, zinc citrate and zinc oxide, fluoride source, and a silica abrasive which exhibits an acid pH when measured as an aqueous slurry as well as to methods of using and of making these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Huang, Michael Prencipe, Amy Russo, Hansruedi Stettler, Betty Won, Lisa Manus, Michael Stranick, Peng Yan, Chengkang Tan, Vyoma Patel, Andre Morgan, Andrei Potanin
  • Publication number: 20200107522
    Abstract: A system for tracking a location of a movable object can include a tracking device mounted to a collar. The tracking device can be configured to track its location using at least one of a global positioning system signal, a Bluetooth signal, and a Wi-Fi signal. The system can include a middle man charging mechanism. The middle man charging mechanism can be configured to receive electrical energy from a base station charging device. The middle man charging mechanism can be configured to store the received electrical energy. The middle man charging mechanism can be configured to couple to an external charging interface of the tracking device to recharge the battery included in the tracking device while the collar is worn by the movable object. The tracking device can also be configured to transmit information corresponding to the location of the tracking device to an external computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Sniffer GPS Inc.
    Inventors: Reid Charles Kersey, Austin James Bush, Aaron Prakash Naidu, Austin Michael Morgan
  • Patent number: 10610518
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and compositions for the treatment of ocular conditions and for the improvement of vision parameters using pharmaceutically acceptable ophthalmic pilocarpine formulations. A nonlimiting example of an ocular condition that may be treated with the methods and compositions disclosed herein is presbyopia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Robinson, Mohammed Dibas, Jaya Giyanani, Anuradha Gore, Sungwook Lee, Haixia Liu, Aileen Morgan, Jihao Zhou