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: 11504030
    Abstract: A method and system for heterogeneous event detection. Sensor data is obtained and divided into discrete data windows. Each data window is defined by and corresponds to a time period of the sensor data. A time-frequency representation over the time period is calculated for each data window. A filter mask is calculated based on the data window corresponding to the time-frequency representation. The filter mask is applied for reverting the time-frequency representation to a time representation, resulting in filtered data. Features, such as extrema or other inflection points, are identified in the filtered data. The features define events, and transforming the time-frequency representation back into the time domain emphasizes differences between more and less prominent frequencies, facilitating identification of heterogeneous events. The method and system may be applied to body movements of people or animals, automaton movement, audio signals, light intensity, or any suitable time-dependent variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: ORPYX MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Chun Hing Cheng, Michael Todd Purdy, Travis Michael Stevens
  • Publication number: 20220361563
    Abstract: A lid device that takes advantage of the large number of the standardized beverage containers and when the lid device is coupled to a beverage container functions both as a portable disposable waterpipe and a sealing device. This lid device when in its first position is collapsed and can fit in a pocket, purse or small storage container and can easily be transported without spillage or damage to the device. When the lid device is in the second extended condition and coupled to a standard beverage container forms a complete and functional waterpipe that uses a discarded beverage container as a water chamber to create a fully functional water pipe. This lid device avoids the disadvantages of existing water pipes by having the liquid containing portion of the water pipe be in essence free, rugged, disposable and recyclable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Todd Mete
  • Publication number: 20220354085
    Abstract: A system for harvesting insects from a habitat. The system configured to separate waste, live insects, and dead insects in a manner that the live insects may undergo a first processing procedure and the dead insects may undergo a second processing procedures. For example, the first processing procedure may include processing the insects for human consumption and the second processing procedure may include processing the dead insects for minerals or materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Todd Hall, Gabriel Mott, Mohammed Ashour
  • Publication number: 20220357542
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are preconnectorized cable assemblies and methods of making using a pull string. One embodiment of the disclosure relates to a method of manufacturing a distribution cable assembly using a pull string fed through a jacket of a distribution cable. Subunit cables are attached to the pull string through openings in the jacket of the distribution cable, and then pulled, via the pull string, through the jacket until drawn through a distribution end opening of the jacket. Another embodiment relates to a distribution cable assembly including junction shells covering side openings in the jacket. The junction shell includes a first half shell attached to a second half shell by a fastener. The first half shell includes stops proximate ends of a side opening to fix the junction shell along an axis of the jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Terry Lee Cooke, Michael Todd Faulkner, Christopher Shawn Houser, Lars Kristian Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11482442
    Abstract: A subring for holding tape connected to semiconductor dies and spanning a passage in a frame having a first diameter includes a base. An opening extends through the base and has a second diameter at least as large as the first diameter. A projection extends from the base to ends positioned on opposite sides of the base. The projection is adapted to clamp the tape to the frame and adapted to prevent relative movement between the tape, the subring, and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew John Sherbin, Michael Todd Wyant, Dave Charles Stepniak, Sada Hiroyuki, Shoichi Iriguchi, Genki Yano
  • Patent number: 11469141
    Abstract: In a described example, a method includes: applying a dicing tape over a metal layer covering a portion of a surface of scribe streets on a device side of a semiconductor wafer that includes semiconductor device dies formed thereon separated from one another by the scribe streets; and placing the semiconductor wafer with the device side facing away from a laser in a stealth dicing machine. A power of a laser beam is adjusted to a first power level. The laser beam is focused through the non-device side of the semiconductor wafer to a first focal depth in the metal layer. The laser beam scans across the scribe streets and ablates the metal layer in the scribe streets. The method continues by singulating the semiconductor device dies using stealth dicing along the scribe streets in the stealth dicing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Todd Wyant, Dave Charles Stepniak, Matthew John Sherbin, Sada Hiroyuki, Shoichi Iriguchi, Genki Yano
  • Publication number: 20220288480
    Abstract: A data collection and display system for use in a combat sport including: 1. A trunk protector for a combat sport participant, the trunk protector including: a. protective padding b. at least one impact sensor, c. at least one microprocessor integral with the protective padding, for collecting and analyzing data from the at least one impact sensor, d. at least one display area, integral with the trunk protector, for displaying information related to the combat sport and combat sport participant; and an energy based method for scoring combat sports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: William Kyle SEXTON, Austin Thomas JONES, Ali GHAFOUR, Michael Todd SEXTON
  • Patent number: 11443592
    Abstract: An gaming apparatus, systems and methods with a remote redemption option including a payment acceptance device for accepting payment from a player; at least one display screen that displays symbols, a player's balance and game status information; at least one electronic game module for storing gaming information, operating a game and/or determining a redemption amount to a player; a control electronics in communication with the at least one electronic game module for processing the redemption amount to the player; and a payout dispenser for dispensing a redemption voucher to the player. The disclosure also includes an exchange center having an exchange point of sale within a universal redemption system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Todd Jordan, Alexei Shakhirev
  • Patent number: 11439058
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and controlling operation of an autonomous robot. In one aspect, the autonomous robot is a lawnmower and the system comprises: an autonomous robot lawnmower comprising a housing, a transceiver, and a central processing unit; an external device in operable communication with the autonomous robot lawnmower, the external device having a transceiver for sending signals to the autonomous robot lawnmower and a display; and wherein in response to user input, the external device is configured to modify settings related to operation of the autonomous robot lawnmower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: FUTUREGEN TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Michael Todd Letsky
  • Publication number: 20220285901
    Abstract: A method of delivering cables for a data center comprises: collecting information for different cables needed in a room of the data center, wherein the information includes cable type, length, and intended location data; determining groups of the different cables for bundling together at the data center based on the information; and for at least one of the groups, supplying the different cables for the group together as a common unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Todd Faulkner, Lars Kristian Nielsen, Marcus Ray Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11435248
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring resistance over an array. The array includes at least three electrodes. Nodes at each intersection between input electrodes and output electrodes have variable resistance. A driving voltage is applied to a selected input electrode and an output current is received at a selected output electrode. A selected node is at the intersection of the two selected electrodes and includes an electrical component with a resistive property. Remaining electrodes are connected with a ground for isolating the selected node from the effects of changes in impedance of the remaining nodes. The driving voltage is converted to an output current by resistance at the selected node. The output current is converted to an output voltage with a current-to-voltage converter circuit for measuring the resistance of the electrical component. The nodes may be measured as the selected node in sequential or non-sequential patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ORPYX MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: David Allan Viberg, Michael Todd Purdy, Travis Michael Stevens
  • Publication number: 20220266548
    Abstract: Disclosed is a part element for a wind turbine blade and a method for manufacturing a part element. The part element comprises a primary sheet having a primary first side and a primary second side. The part element comprises a first fibre thread extending in a primary first direction and forming a first primary loop on the primary first side of the primary sheet from a primary first L1 point to a primary first L2 point. The part element comprises a second fibre thread extending in a primary second direction and forming a second primary loop extending from a primary second L1 point at the primary first side of the primary sheet to a primary second L2 point at the primary first side. A first pre-shaped element is positioned between the first fibre thread and the second fibre thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Damian Michael TODD, Mark HANCOCK
  • Patent number: 11424754
    Abstract: Testing of the noise-shaping circuitry within a successive approximation register (“SAR”) analog-to-digital converter (“ADC”) (“SAR ADC”) to ensure it will function as expected, while also providing a method for calibrating the coefficients of the noise-shaping circuitry. Programmable/trimmable circuit component(s) can be used to calibrate the coefficient(s) of the SAR ADC. Digital logic within the SAR engine enables it to selectively skip portions of the ADC conversion process and to use voltage references rather than an analog voltage input signal in sample mode during such test/calibration modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Michael Todd Berens
  • Patent number: 11410676
    Abstract: A sound sensing module for monitoring the operation of an appliance includes a microphone for monitoring sound generated during operation of the appliance and a controller operably coupled to the microphone. The controller can obtain a sound signal generated during operation of the appliance, analyze the sound signal to identify a sound signature corresponding to an operating event, and implement a responsive action, such as providing a user notification, providing troubleshooting instructions, ordering a replacement part, scheduling a maintenance visit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Santana, John Michael Todd, Seog-Tae Kim
  • Publication number: 20220247902
    Abstract: Example refrigerators having internal content cameras, and methods of operating the same are disclosed. A disclosed example refrigerator includes a cabinet, an internal compartment disposed within the cabinet, a closing member operatively coupled to the cabinet providing selective access to the internal compartment, two cameras disposed in the compartment and positioned to capture images of different portions of the compartment, two light sources disposed in the compartment, and a controller communicatively coupled with the cameras and light sources and configured to control the light sources to provide two different illuminations for respective ones of the two cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Victor Henrique Sfoggia Carlotto, Michael Todd Moore, Sushanth Purandhar, Ryan Michael Post, Michael S. Richards
  • Patent number: 11395474
    Abstract: A system for harvesting insects from a habitat. The system configured to separate waste, live insects, and dead insects in a manner that the live insects may undergo a first processing procedure and the dead insects may undergo a second processing procedures. For example, the first processing procedure may include processing the insects for human consumption and the second processing procedure may include processing the dead insects for minerals or materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: ASPIRE FOOD GROUP LTD
    Inventors: Michael Todd Hall, Gabriel Mott, Mohammed Ashour
  • Publication number: 20220208571
    Abstract: In a described example, an apparatus includes: a process chamber configured for a pressure greater than one atmosphere, having a device chuck configured to support electronic devices that are mounted on package substrates and partially covered in mold compound, the electronic devices spaced from one another by saw streets; and a saw in the process chamber configured to cut through the mold compound and package substrates in the saw streets to separate the molded electronic devices one from another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Byron Harry Gibbs, Michael Todd Wyant
  • Publication number: 20220176858
    Abstract: An armrest assembly for a seat in a modified OEM vehicle. The armrest assembly includes an armrest support having a grommet and a detent pin, wherein the grommet includes a grommet aperture. An armrest includes an armrest aperture and a pin aperture; wherein the armrest aperture is configured to receive the grommet and the pin aperture is configured to receive the detent pin. A quick release connector extends through the grommet aperture and the armrest aperture, wherein the quick release connector includes an actuator to release the armrest from the armrest support. Engagement of the detent pin with the pin aperture prevents rotation of the armrest with respect to the armrest support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Paul Beck, Robert Earl Bettcher, III, Michael Todd Zindler
  • Publication number: 20220178367
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved liquid additive injection pump that of a type wherein a variety of additive volumes may be metered into a fluid stream or fluid source by adjusting the plunger stroke with an easily accessible adjustment bushing without changing or interrupting, the power supplied to the pump during operation. A robust roller bearing drive is used to power the plunger(s) providing fluid suction and discharge as the plunger(s) cycle, while ensuring accurate and reliable additive injection rates. A spring energized seal eliminates overtightened packing by field technicians. An easily accessible adjustment bushing allows the user to modify the piston stroke length, thereby increasing, decreasing or stopping the volumetric flow of injected additive into a fluid stream or storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Todd Warren
  • Publication number: 20220170663
    Abstract: An air conditioning appliance may include a unit enclosure, a housing, a heat exchanger, a compressor, and an access door. The unit enclosure a system compartment. The housing may be received within the system compartment. The heat exchanger may be disposed in the housing. The compressor may be in fluid communication with the heat exchanger to circulate a refrigerant through the heat exchanger. The access door may be attached to the unit wall proximal to the opening through the unit enclosure. The access door may extend between a bottom end and a top end. The access door may define a primary louver set and a secondary louver set in fluid parallel to permit airflow through the access door. The primary louver set may be defined proximal to the bottom end. The secondary louver set may be defined proximal to the top end above the primary louver set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventor: John Michael Todd