Patents by Inventor Michael A. Todd

Michael A. Todd 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: 12015969
    Abstract: A system for tracking vehicle position using a smart phone in the vehicle as an active transponder, which is detected by roadside equipment is disclosed. In an embodiment, the system uses existing RF transceivers on the smart-phone, such as Bluetooth LE or WiFi to periodically transmit an identifying message. Road-based equipment detects and locates the smart phone. In a further embodiment, the smart phone is alerted by roadside beacons and only then responds with its identification information. Processing can be performed either on the smart phone or by roadside or central office equipment as is the case in prior art active or passive transponder-based tolling systems. Vehicle location detection can be enhanced through the use of directional antenna matrices such as a Butler matrix. The system can be used for automated roadway tolling and monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Amtech Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly Gravelle, John Todd Elson, Greg Lantz, Michael Melville, Paul Hamel
  • Patent number: 12015501
    Abstract: A method of operating a first domestic appliance associated with a user account and a second domestic appliance associated with the user account may include receiving a parameter signal including a parameter value from the first domestic appliance. The method may also identifying the parameter value as corresponding to a sharable parameter. The method further include recording the parameter value within a sharable field set of a pre-constructed table, after which the parameter value may be shared or analyzed further.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Haitian Hu, Adam Christopher Hofmann, John Michael Todd, Hairong Li
  • Publication number: 20240195798
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method, by an authentication server, includes generating a transaction identifier associated with an authentication request received from an external device. In response to verifying a first authentication factor of the authentication request, the method includes transmitting a prompt and the transaction identifier to the external device, wherein the prompt is an HTTP link associated with a browser comprising a generated cookie, the generated cookie being associated with the transaction identifier. The method includes receiving a signal comprising a transmitted transaction identifier and an instruction to process the HTTP link. The method includes instructing an application installed on the external device to open the browser in a webview in response to processing the instruction, wherein a cookie is provided. The method includes identifying the generated cookie based on verifying the transmitted transaction identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Harold Todd Chapman, Robert Jacob Linial Small, Michael G. Brown, Adam Vincent Patruno, Dylan Miles Kite, Zachary Oliver Weglarz, Erdenebat Gantumur
  • Patent number: 12009319
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) die includes a substrate with circuitry configured for at least one function including metal interconnect levels thereon including a top metal interconnect level and a bottom metal interconnect level, with a passivation layer on the top metal interconnect level. A scribe street is around a periphery of the IC die, the scribe street including a scribe seal utilizing at least two of the plurality of metal interconnect levels, an inner metal meander stop ring including at least the top metal interconnect level located outside the scribe seal, wherein the scribe seal and the inner metal meander stop ring are separated by a first separation gap. An outer metal meander stop ring including at least the top metal interconnect level is located outside the inner metal stop ring, wherein the outer stop ring and the inner stop ring are separated by a second separation gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christopher Daniel Manack, Qiao Chen, Michael Todd Wyant, Matthew John Sherbin, Patrick Francis Thompson
  • Patent number: 12008526
    Abstract: A computer system processes a digital representation of an illiquid asset, to confirm accuracy of the digital representation and value of the asset, and generates an asset-information table indicating where the various sections of the digital representation are stored. The system also generates an asset-value token, financial-return tokens, and a data structure that includes a self-executing program. The program associates the asset-value token with the financial-return tokens, so that the illiquid asset becomes a collateral for a decentralized loan transaction implemented using blockchain technology. The use of blockchain technology for decentralized loan transactions enables immutable data traceability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Inveniam Capital Partners, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Meara, Richard Gates Bunker, Jr., Quentin Vidal, Scott Jason Landers, Jeannette L. Spaulding, Kevin M. Cuddeback, Sanjay Vatsa, David Todd Stevens, Michael Carlo Creadon, Christos Alkiviadis Polyzois
  • Publication number: 20240168061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for securing a box cover to a watthour meter socket box and relates to an apparatus, a system including a ring and fracturable locking system, in some embodiments, and method for securing a watthour electrical meter to a socket meter box. A locking sealing ring comprises an annular band, wherein a body portion of the annular band comprises a first band portion and a second band portion, and wherein the first band portion comprises a first ring end and the second band portion comprises a second ring end. A first tab is disposed on the first ring end and comprises a connector member. A second tab is disposed on the second ring end with the second tab comprising a receiver member, and wherein the connector member is adapted for connection with the receiver member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: DeWalch Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Dean Todd II, Donald Mark DeWalch, James Michael Holcomb, Aditya Kumar Palthi
  • Patent number: 11984904
    Abstract: An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) includes a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and a comparator having a first input coupled to receive an output voltage of the DAC, a second input, and a comparison output. The ADC also includes successive-approximation-register (SAR) circuitry having an input to receive the comparison output, and an output to provide an uncalibrated digital value. The DAC includes a Most Significant Bits (MSBs) sub-DAC including a set of MSB DAC elements and a Least Significant Bits (LSBs) sub-DAC including a set of LSB DAC elements. The ADC also includes calibration circuitry which receives the uncalibrated digital value and applies one or more calibration values to the uncalibrated digital value to obtain a calibrated digital value. The calibration circuitry obtains a calibration value for each MSB DAC element using the set of LSB DAC elements, the termination element, and at least one of the one or more redundant DAC elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Michael Todd Berens
  • Publication number: 20240150884
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for producing covetic materials by exciting a hydrocarbon gas with pulse microwaves to form hydrocarbon radicals in a hot first region of a microwave reactor. Graphene nanoplatelets are formed by the nucleation, growth, and assembly of the hydrocarbon radicals, and contact a metal melt introduced downstream of the hot region to produce a mixture of molten metal and graphene nanoplatelets which assemble in-flight to form covetic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Bruce Lanning, Peter Todd Williams, Daniel Cook
  • Publication number: 20240154685
    Abstract: A technology is described for a repeater comprising a modem configured to function as a time division duplex (TDD) uplink/downlink modem configured as a scanning sync detection module (SDM) configured to determine an UL/DL configuration information and scan channels for monitoring information. The modem can be configured to: identify one or more frequency ranges associated with a plurality of cellular carriers; scan the one or more frequency ranges; identify monitoring information that includes cellular carrier specific information for the one or more frequency ranges associated with the plurality of cellular carriers; and provide the monitoring information to the repeater for communication to the remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Michael James Mouser, Stephen Todd Fariss, Dale Robert Anderson, Christopher Ken Ashworth, Ilesh V. Patel, Glen Raggio, William Gerald Sarver, Philip Anthony Weaver, Douglas Edward Bohls
  • Patent number: 11979169
    Abstract: A digital to analog converter (DAC) includes an amplifier including a buffer of the DAC, and a resistor ladder arrangement coupled to a non-inverting input terminal of the amplifier to generate a voltage based on a digital control word. The arrangement includes a first, least-significant bit, segment arranged in one of an R-2R or unit-R configuration, a second, most-significant bit, segment including one or more units each including a second-segment-resistor having a resistor terminal coupled to a respective second switch and having a second resistance, RMSB, and a third segment including one or more third-segment-resistors coupled in parallel to the non-inverting input terminal and connected to a first reference voltage terminal. M2 designates a number of bits in the digital control word for controlling the second switches, and the third segment has a total resistance, Rsp, based on M2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yizhong Zhang, Stefano Pietri, Jie Jin, Michael Todd Berens
  • Patent number: 11979151
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a plurality of analog inputs, and an analog multiplexer (MUX). The MUX includes a common output node configured to provide a MUX output, a plurality of analog switches, and a shared buffer. Each switch includes a corresponding bootstrap circuit coupled to a control electrode of a corresponding pass transistor in which the corresponding bootstrap circuit includes a corresponding boosting capacitor. Each analog switch of the plurality of analog switches has a first input coupled to a corresponding analog input of the plurality of analog inputs, a second input, and an output coupled to the common output node. The shared buffer has an input coupled to the common output node and coupled to provide a common buffered MUX output to the second input of each of the plurality of analog switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Khoi Mai, Michael Todd Berens, Andre Luis Vilas Boas, Felipe Ricardo Clayton
  • Patent number: 11971597
    Abstract: Optical distribution systems for data centers or similar networks are disclosed, where one or both ends of a high fiber-count backbone cable branch out once to serve multiple buildings. The optical distribution systems include the backbone cable, an enclosure that receives an end portion of the backbone cable, a plurality of tether cables connected to the backbone cable within a sealed interior of the enclosure and extending from the enclosure, and a plurality of multiport terminals each receiving one of the tether cables and including connection ports for an auxiliary cable that can extend to one of the buildings. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Todd Faulkner, Lars Kristian Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11971010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wind turbine blade (10) comprising an aerodynamic shell (83) having an outer surface (84) forming at least part of an exterior surface of the wind turbine blade and an inner surface (85). An access window (80) extends through the shell (83). A panel (87) is arranged within a recessed portion (86) at the inner surface of the shell adjacent to the access window (80) for closing the access window (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Blade Dynamics Limited
    Inventors: Jelmer Cnossen, Paul Damian Michael Todd
  • Patent number: 11971256
    Abstract: A guided cold-atom inertial sensor system comprises an atom trap integrated platform, a laser system, a magnetic field system, a control system, and a computing system. The laser system and magnetic field system are adapted to form a magneto-optical trap (MOT) about a suspended waveguide of the atom trap integrated platform made of membrane integrated photonics. After loading cold atoms from a MOT, the photonic atom trap integrated platform generates one-dimensional guided atoms with an evanescent field optical dipole trap (EF-ODT) along the optical waveguide to create guided atomic accelerometers/gyroscopes. Motion of atomic wavepackets in a superposition state is created along the guided atom geometry by way of state-dependent momentum kicks. The light-pulse sequence of guided atom interferometry splits, redirects, and recombines atomic wavepackets, which allows measurement of atom interference fringes sensitive to inertial forces via a probe laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Jongmin Lee, Grant Biedermann, Yuan-Yu Jau, Michael Gehl, Christopher Todd DeRose
  • Publication number: 20240125395
    Abstract: A fluid end assembly comprising a housing having multiple conduits formed therein. A tubular sleeve is installed within one of the conduits and is configured to house a plurality of packing seals. A seal is installed within a groove formed in the walls of the housing surrounding the tubular sleeve such that the seal engages an outer surface of the tubular sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Mark S. Nowell, Kelcy Jake Foster, Michael Eugene May, Brandon Scott Ayres, Christopher Todd Barnett, Micheal Cole Thomas, Guy J. Lapointe
  • Publication number: 20240126040
    Abstract: A routing tool for the installation of a fiber optic cable along a cable support includes a cable support frame having a mounting interface, wherein the cable support frame is selectively attachable to and detachable from the cable support, and a dispensing platform configured to have the fiber optic cable arranged thereon and selectively attachable to and detachable from the cable support frame. The dispensing platform is configured to be rotatable relative to the cable support frame about a rotational axis. The rotational axis is configured to be laterally offset from the mounting interface. A method of installing a fiber optic cable using the routing tool includes attaching the cable support frame to the cable support, attaching the dispensing platform to the cable support, and dispensing the fiber optic cable from the routing tool to route the cable along the cable support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Michael Todd Faulkner, Lars Kristian Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20240121169
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for performing generating AR experiences on a messaging platform. The methods and systems receive, from a client device, a request to access an augmented reality (AR) experience and access a list of event types associated with the AR experience used to generate one or more metrics. The methods and systems determine that an interaction associated with the AR experience corresponds to a first event type of the list of event types and generates interaction data for the first event type representing the interaction. In response to receiving a request to terminate the AR experience, the systems and methods transmit the interaction data to a remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Benjamin Todd Grover, Taras Lazarenko, Elliot Lewis, Michael Aubrey Powell, Jialu Zhao
  • Publication number: 20240111115
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable assembly including a main cable portion having a plurality of subunit cables and tap points at which the subunit cables are separated from the main cable portion. A junction shell is positioned at each tap point. The subunit cable is pivotable to two orientations relative to the main cable portion in the junction shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Michael Todd Faulkner, Stephen Robert Horan, JR., Lars Kristian Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11947282
    Abstract: A system for an electrophotographic image forming device includes a toner container having a reservoir for storing toner and an impact member configured to selectively impart an impulse force on the toner container to cause vibration of the toner container. A sensor is configured to sense the vibration of the toner container upon the impact member imparting the impulse force on the toner container. Processing circuitry in communication with the sensor is configured to determine an estimate of an amount of toner in the reservoir based on the sensed vibration of the toner container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Lloyd Chapman, Clare Cabahug Maxino, Neilson Gutay Navarrete, Michael Todd Phillips, Scott Daniel Reeves, Daniel Lee Thomas
  • Patent number: 11947279
    Abstract: A system for sensing material within a container includes a container having a reservoir for storing material and an impact member configured to selectively impart an impulse force on the container to cause vibration of the container. A sensor is configured to sense the vibration of the container upon the impact member imparting the impulse force on the container. Processing circuitry in communication with the sensor is configured to determine an estimate of an amount of the material in the container based on the sensed vibration of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Lloyd Chapman, Clare Cabahug Maxino, Neilson Gutay Navarrete, Michael Todd Phillips, Scott Daniel Reeves, Daniel Lee Thomas