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).

  • Patent number: 10308286
    Abstract: A rocker assembly for a vehicle comprising a rocker panel and a side sill that enclose an injection molded reinforcement. The reinforcement includes a plurality of intersecting fins that may be provided in horizontal and vertical planes. An intermediate wall formed by frames within four sided cells that define windows. The rocker assembly may include two different types of reinforcements, one with intersecting fins, or walls, extending laterally and one formed by a plurality of longitudinally extending tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Herbert Yang, Praveenmanickam Renganathan, Shekar Prabhakar Erasala, John Michael McGuckin, Shawn Michael Morgans
  • Patent number: 10313752
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to estimate deduplicated total audiences in cross-platform media campaigns are disclosed. An example method includes determining a first audience reach for a television audience, the television audience representative of audience members exposed to the media campaign via television media delivery, and determining a second audience reach for a digital audience, the digital audience representative of audience members exposed to the media campaign via digital media delivery. The example method also includes an overlap multiplier based on the media campaign, the overlap multiplier an odds ratio, and determining a duplication factor for the media campaign based on the first audience reach, the second audience reach and the overlap multiplier. The example method also includes determining a total audience for the media campaign based on the first audience reach, the second audience reach and the duplication factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Kumar Nagaraja Rao, William Rene Waldron, Neung Soo Ha, Billie Jo Kline, Michael Morgan
  • Patent number: 10294450
    Abstract: A fluid pumping and bioreactor system including at least two cassettes, at least one storage reservoir, at least one bioreactor, at least one manifold including valve modules, and tubing to connect the cassettes to the storage reservoir and the bioreactor. The cassettes can include pumps, valves, and fluid conduits and can be communicatively connected to the at least one manifold. The bioreactor can include an adapter and fluid conduits extending through the adapter from the exterior of the bioreactor to the interior of the bioreactor. System and method for generating a tissue for transplant by decellularizing and recellularizing a supplied tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Jason A. Demers, Frederick Morgan, Timothy D. Moreau, Brian D. Tracey, Matthew Ware, Dirk A. van der Merwe, Richard J. Lanigan, Michael A. Baker, David Blumberg, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190147471
    Abstract: A system for providing account compensation includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive a set of activity events associated with a user. The processor is configured to: determine a user compensation event from the set of activity events; determine a stakeholder associated with the user compensation event; determine an attention level associated with the user compensation event; determine a value for the user compensation event based at least in part on the stakeholder and the attention level; and provide an indication to compensate an account associated with the user by a compensation amount corresponding to the value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: James Morgan McKelvey, JR., Faaiz Khan, Daniel Lohman, Shekhar Yadev, Michael Orlowski, James Pitkow
  • Publication number: 20190137656
    Abstract: A compound lens assembly and method for making a compound lens assembly useful for deep ultraviolet lithography are described. The compound lens assembly includes a first lens component having an optical surface bonded to an optical surface of a second lens component. The bonding at the interface can be achieved using a hydroxide catalysis bonding technique. The compound lens assembly and process for making same solve problems relating to constringence and/or inherent birefringence known for conventional optical elements used in deep ultraviolet lithography or inspection of wafers or reticles in the DUV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Morgan Dunn, Todd Robert McMichael, Paul Francis Michaloski, Mark Ranney Westcott
  • Publication number: 20190131791
    Abstract: A configuration of switches added to a line control circuit allows for switching back and forth between a configuration featuring a series-connected thyristor switch and reactor and a configuration featuring a parallel-connected thyristor switch and reactor. Connecting the reactor in series with the thyristor switch allows a controlled high-impedance circuit configuration that is particularly well adapted for cold furnace start-ups and furnace idling. In this manner, there is reduced need for such equipment as extra startup transformers, alternate low-voltage power supply configurations and temporary specialty electrical apparatus for cold furnace start-ups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Morgan CAMPBELL, Yan ELKSNIS, Dong SHEN
  • Publication number: 20190077462
    Abstract: A rocker assembly for a vehicle comprising a rocker panel and a side sill that enclose an injection molded reinforcement. The reinforcement includes a plurality of intersecting fins that may be provided in horizontal and vertical planes. An intermediate wall formed by frames within four sided cells that define windows. The rocker assembly may include two different types of reinforcements, one with intersecting fins, or walls, extending laterally and one formed by a plurality of longitudinally extending tubular members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Herbert YANG, Praveenmanickam RENGANATHAN, Shekar Prabhakar ERASALA, John Michael McGUCKIN, Shawn Michael MORGANS
  • Publication number: 20190047392
    Abstract: A vehicle underbody including a rear underbody structure, a rear differential, a sub-frame, and a traction battery is provided. The rear differential is mounted to the rear underbody structure. The sub-frame is mounted to the rear underbody structure rearward of the rear differential. The traction battery is mounted between the rear underbody structure and the sub-frame. A base portion of the traction battery defines a base portion plane that does not extend through the rear differential. The sub-frame may include at least two reinforcement members each having a ramp-shaped end extending toward the rear differential. The sub-frame may include a rear lateral member and a trailer hitch mount extending rearwardly therefrom. One of the reinforcement members and the trailer hitch mount may be aligned in parallel with a central longitudinal axis defined by the rear underbody structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Corey John Jarocki, Randall Ray Roth, Steven William Gallagher, Jon A. Wilcox, Hassen Hammoud, Stephen Thomas Kozak, Shawn Michael Morgans
  • Patent number: 10202028
    Abstract: A vehicle underbody including a rear underbody structure, a rear differential, a sub-frame, and a traction battery is provided. The rear differential is mounted to the rear underbody structure. The sub-frame is mounted to the rear underbody structure rearward of the rear differential. The traction battery is mounted between the rear underbody structure and the sub-frame. A base portion of the traction battery defines a base portion plane that does not extend through the rear differential. The sub-frame may include at least two reinforcement members each having a ramp-shaped end extending toward the rear differential. The sub-frame may include a rear lateral member and a trailer hitch mount extending rearwardly therefrom. One of the reinforcement members and the trailer hitch mount may be aligned in parallel with a central longitudinal axis defined by the rear underbody structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Corey John Jarocki, Randall Ray Roth, Steven William Gallagher, Jon A. Wilcox, Hassen Hammoud, Stephen Thomas Kozak, Shawn Michael Morgans
  • Patent number: 10200394
    Abstract: A system and method for investigating trust scores. A trust score is calculated based on peer transfers, a graphical user interface displays actuatable elements associated with a first peer transfer from the peer transfers, in response to receiving an indication the first actuatable element has been actuated, recalculating the trust score without the first peer transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Grigoryan, Avinash Gangadharan, Akshay Peshave, Michael Morgan, Rhys Howell
  • Publication number: 20190027014
    Abstract: A waste cart includes a base housing; a center upright having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end is secured to the base housing; a top housing secured to the distal end of the center upright, wherein the top housing has two or more disposal openings for two or more separate disposal portions including, a first waste portion which has a first metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; and a second waste portion which includes a second metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; an electronics module which operates each metal detector independently; and an alarm indicator operationally associated with the electronics module which is activated when the electronics module detects the passage of a metal item through an opening into a waste portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Morgan Starkey, Lloyd Stephen Riggs, Aubrey Nathan Beal
  • Publication number: 20190021814
    Abstract: A collector includes a container body defining an interior containment space and having an open end for access, and a cap in covering relation to the open end and having an opening for receiving therein a distal end of a kerrison-type rongeur. An improvement includes the cap including a first plurality of scrapers in the form of fingers for engaging and dislodging cut bone from the cutting area of the distal end of the rongeur and a second plurality of scrapers in the form of wipers for engaging and dislodging cut bone from the cutting area of the distal end of the rongeur when the distal end of the rongeur is withdrawn through the opening from the collector, the second plurality being arranged so as to permit insertion of the distal end of the rongeur through the opening into the collector without engaging the distal end of the rongeur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Morgan STARKEY
  • Publication number: 20190016530
    Abstract: A waste cart includes a base housing; a center upright having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end is secured to the base housing; a top housing secured to the distal end of the center upright, wherein the top housing has two or more disposal openings for two or more separate disposal portions including, a first waste portion which has a first metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; and a second waste portion which includes a second metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; an electronics module which operates each metal detector independently; and an alarm indicator operationally associated with the electronics module which is activated when the electronics module detects the passage of a metal item through an opening into a waste portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Morgan Starkey, Lloyd Stephen Riggs, Aubrey Nathan Beal
  • Publication number: 20180370573
    Abstract: A rocker including a sill elongated along an axis and a reinforcement disposed in the sill. The reinforcement, in cross-section transverse to the axis, includes an intermediate portion, a first lobe, and a second lobe. The first lobe has a first wall extending from the intermediate portion to a first end. The second lobe has a second wall extending from the intermediate portion to the second end. The first and second ends abut opposite surfaces of the intermediate portion. The first lobe and the second lobe of the reinforcement resist buckling in response to components of the impact force applied to the sill reinforcement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Herbert Yang, Praveenmanickam Renganathan, Shekar Prabhakar Erasala, John Michael McGuckin, Michael Luchtman, Shawn Michael Morgans
  • Patent number: 10125877
    Abstract: A shuttle valve has a valve body including a first valve seat defining a first fluid inlet, a second valve seat defining a second fluid inlet, and a center portion that is connected to the valve seats, the center portion defining a fluid outlet and a bore. A moveable member is moveable within the bore between a first position against the first valve seat and a second position against the second valve seat to control the flow of fluid from either of the first or second inlet to the outlet. The moveable member may be configured to have a unitary construction formed of a single component, by which a unitary shell defines a substantially hollow interior. The moveable member has a hollow interior and a weep hole for equalizing pressure between the hollow interior and exterior of the moveable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Morgan, Kevin Lawrence Bresnahan, Tyler James Kooser, Bipin Goraksha Kashid
  • Patent number: 10127501
    Abstract: A system and method for determining confidence scores for accounts based on peer-to-peer interactions. One or more clustering algorithms are applied to a database of peer-to-peer interactions to identify and group related peer-to-peer interactions. A classifying algorithm is applied to a group resulting from the one or more clustering algorithms that classifies each peer-to-peer interaction within the group based on one or more relationships between the peer-to-peer interactions with the group. A score is provided to each transaction in the group based at least in part on the classification. The system uses the score to change functionality of at least one of the accounts associated with one of the transactions and/or provides information regarding the trustworthiness of a user of an account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Grigoryan, Avinash Gangadharan, Akshay Peshave, Michael Morgan, Rhys Howell
  • Patent number: 10121354
    Abstract: A waste cart includes a base housing; a center upright having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end is secured to the base housing; a top housing secured to the distal end of the center upright, wherein the top housing has two or more disposal openings for two or more separate disposal portions including, a first waste portion which has a first metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; and a second waste portion which includes a second metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; an electronics module which operates each metal detector independently; and an alarm indicator operationally associated with the electronics module which is activated when the electronics module detects the passage of a metal item through an opening into a waste portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: EDISON NATION MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Morgan Starkey, Lloyd Stephen Riggs, Aubrey Nathan Beal
  • Patent number: 10092740
    Abstract: A safety needle assembly for skin puncturing. A plurality of needles driven by a reciprocating drive shaft extend and retract through an opening in one end of the assembly. Eleven or twelve needles are configured so as to minimize potential surface tension and reduce stress applied to the skin. The opening may be rounded or scalloped to reduce friction on the skin. An elastomeric or mechanical spring is used to assist in retracting the needles. Various alignment tabs and features are used to ensure proper alignment of the drive shaft within the assembly, and alignment of the needle assembly when attached to a handpiece during use. Safety tabs on the needle assembly prevent reuse. A protective sleeve may be used to cover the exterior of the needle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Medmetics, LLC
    Inventors: Jared Spendlove, Tim Nieman, Michael Anderer, Michael Morgan, Jeremy Jones, Chad Milton
  • Patent number: 10085816
    Abstract: A collector includes a container body defining an interior containment space and having an open end for access, and a cap in covering relation to the open end and having an opening for receiving therein a distal end of a kerrison-type rongeur. An improvement includes the cap including a first plurality of scrapers in the form of fingers for engaging and dislodging cut bone from the cutting area of the distal end of the rongeur and a second plurality of scrapers in the form of wipers for engaging and dislodging cut bone from the cutting area of the distal end of the rongeur when the distal end of the rongeur is withdrawn through the opening from the collector, the second plurality being arranged so as to permit insertion of the distal end of the rongeur through the opening into the collector without engaging the distal end of the rongeur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: H & M INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Morgan Starkey
  • Patent number: D833700
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: EDISON NATION MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Morgan Starkey