Patents by Inventor Michael A. Webb

Michael A. Webb 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: 20200193467
    Abstract: The unified payment system, product and method provide an effective and efficient way to better communicate to a merchant the value of running a promotion and determine a deal structure that works for the merchant, the customer, the promotion system, or any combination thereof. The unified payment system, product and method provide real-time ROI calculations that a merchant and sales representative can collaboratively simultaneously work on to identify a deal structure for the merchant to select. In this way, the merchant and sales representative may arrive at a mutually acceptable payment plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Shafiq Shariff, Derek Nordquist, Michael Hines, Mike Aparicio, Todd Webb, Jadam Kahn, Raju BALAKRISHNAN, Natalia COROMINAS, Adam GEITGEY, Latife GENC-KAYA, Amit KOREN, Kamson LAI, Francisco Jose LARRAIN, Gaston L'HUILLIER, Cristian ORELLANA
  • Patent number: 10685406
    Abstract: A system and method provide context to customer activity through a visual representation. In one implementation, a system may include one or more memory devices storing instructions. The system may also include one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to receive transaction data associated with a customer, and receive a request to generate a visual representation of a trip taken by the customer. The one or more processors may also be configured to determine transactions associated with a trip taken by the customer based on at least the transaction data, and generate a visual representation of the trip, the visual representation including the transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Niderberg, Colin Hart, Ryan Webb, Michael Chermside
  • Publication number: 20200148019
    Abstract: A driven steerable suspension system is mounted to each of a vehicle frame and a pair of wheels of a vehicle. The system includes a subframe including first and second flanks for mounting along the vehicle frame. The system includes first and second suspension assemblies coupled to the first and second flanks, respectively. Each of the assemblies include a lower control arm extending between lower inboard and outboard joints, and an upper control arm extending between upper inboard and outboard joints. Each of the assemblies include a steering knuckle pivotally coupled to the lower outboard joint and the upper outboard joints. Each of the assemblies include a wheel hub rotatably coupled to the steering knuckle. Each of the assemblies include a dampened biasing member pivotally mounted to the subframe and the lower control arm. Each of the assemblies include a drive axle rotatably coupled with the wheel hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Axle Tech International IP Holdings, LLC.
    Inventors: James Michael McConville, Timothy Matthew Webb, Frank Robert Porzondek, Vivien Benjamin Julien Fabien Boillot
  • Patent number: 10614480
    Abstract: The method, apparatus and computer program product described herein is configured to train and deploy a predictive model that is configured to generate a predicted ROI value for a provider with respect to a current promotion or a future promotion. An example embodiment may comprise receiving input indicative of one or more attributes of a provider or a promotion. The example embodiment may further comprise generating at least one of a predicted return on investment (ROI) value or a predicted ROI component value based at least in part on the one or more attributes of the provider or the promotion and a ROI prediction model. The method may further still comprise generating a merchant impact report including the at least one of the predicted ROI value or the predicted ROI component value for the promotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Latife Genc-Kaya, Kamson Lai, Raju Balakrishnan, Natalia Corominas, Cristian Orellana, Amit Koren, Gaston L'Huillier, Francisco Larrain, Adam Geitgey, Jadam Kahn, Mike Aparicio, Michael Hines, Shafiq Shariff, Todd Webb, Derek Nordquist
  • Patent number: 10615721
    Abstract: A piezoelectric energy harvester system for collecting kinetic energy is provided, wherein the kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy, and wherein at least a portion of the converted electrical energy is utilized to operate a load. The system comprises an energy input portion and an energy harvesting portion. The energy input portion includes an input member configured to be actionable by an outside force. The energy harvesting portion includes a capture member, a sprocket portion, and a piezoelectric energy harvester. The capture member is adapted for receiving mechanical input from the input member. The sprocket portion is disposed for movement with the capture member. The sprocket portion includes at least one radially disposed sprocket actuator configured for making contact with and exciting the piezoelectric energy harvester. The piezoelectric energy harvester is excited by the contact to produce the kinetic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Webb, Leland J. Hanchett, Jr., Scott Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10614666
    Abstract: A gaming machine includes a processor and a presentation device coupled to the processor. The processor is programmed to determine that a free play trigger condition is satisfied, and to execute one or more free plays based on the free play trigger condition to create one or more free play outcomes. Each free play outcome is a winning free play outcome or a non-winning free play outcome. The presentation device is configured to present winning free play outcomes when at least one free play outcome is a winning free play outcome. Non-winning free play outcomes are not presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Daniel Eubanks, Richard Kerr Sisson, Jeremy Michael Webb, Steve Nicodemus, Sarah Jean Gozdecki
  • Publication number: 20200106133
    Abstract: Processes and reaction mixtures including non-aqueous solvent mixtures are presented. Non-aqueous solvent mixtures including fluoride salt and non-aqueous solvent combinations are provided that possess high fluoride ion concentrations useful for a range of applications, including organic synthesis. Further non-aqueous solvent mixtures are provided including a salt possessing a non-fluoride anion and a non-aqueous solvent that, when contacted with aqueous fluoride-containing reagents, extract fluoride ions to form non-aqueous fluoride-ion solutions possessing high fluoride-ion concentrations. The salts include an organic cation that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicants: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Simon C. JONES, Victoria K. DAVIS, Christopher M. BATES, Nebojsa MOMCILOVIC, Brett M. SAVOIE, Michael A. WEBB, Thomas F. MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, Jennifer M. MURPHY
  • Publication number: 20200087671
    Abstract: A method of gene editing or gene stacking within a FAD3 loci by cleaving, in a site directed manner, a location in a FAD3 gene in a cell, to generate a break in the FAD3 gene and then ligating into the break a nucleic acid molecule associated with one or more traits of interest is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Noel Cogan, John Forster, Matthew Hayden, Tim Sawbridge, German Spangenberg, Steven R. Webb, Manju Gupta, W. Michael Ainley, Matthew J. Henry, Jeffrey C. Miller, Dmitry Y. Guschin
  • Publication number: 20200088558
    Abstract: A fluid monitoring module includes a flow sensing device and a controller disposed in an enclosure. The flow sensing device includes a body including an inlet port, an outlet port, an upstream sensor port, a downstream sensor port, and a flow passage disposed between the inlet port and the outlet port, and between the upstream sensor port and the downstream sensor port. A first fluid sensor is assembled with the upstream sensor port, and a second fluid sensor is assembled with the downstream sensor port. The controller is in circuit communication with the first and second fluid sensors for receiving at least one of pressure indicating signals and temperature indicating signals from each of the first and second fluid sensors, and for measuring fluid data based on the received signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Bestic, David J. Hasak, Bryan S. Reiger, Andrew Creque, Marius O. Stroescu, William Michael Ponikvar, Cal R. Brown, Matthew R. Dixon, Joshua Webb, Theodore J. Gausman, Michael Whisler, Randy Rieken, Robert Bianco, Andrew P. Marshall
  • Patent number: 10594838
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing services gateway configuration data. The method includes receiving, from a services gateway, a request for configuration data. Also, the method includes identifying a first subset of stored configuration data that is responsive to the request. The first subset of the stored configuration data is identified using a content of the request and a state of the first subset of the stored configuration data. Additionally, the method includes sending, to the services gateway, the first subset of the stored configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Michael Webb, Amit Ramchandra Jere, Karen Lynn Fraser, Amit Rohatgi, Puja Baid, Thomas Barnes
  • Publication number: 20200073741
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, computer circuitry determines term characterization values for terms in computer performance logs and generates vectors that indicate the term characterization values. The computer circuitry determines vector similarity scores for these vectors. The computer circuitry aggregates the computer performance logs into aggregated logs based on the vector similarity scores. The computer circuitry selects rare logs from these aggregated logs and obtains computer performance anomaly labels for the rare logs. The computer circuitry matches new computer performance logs with the rare logs to detect the labeled computer performance anomalies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Fa Wang, Octavian Gheorghe Morariu, Raymond Michael Ofiaza Ordona, Xintao He, Mei Yuan, Victor Campbell Webb
  • Publication number: 20200076675
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a computer system hosts a logical Key Performance Indicator (KPI) network to detect computer performance anomalies. Databases execute database KPI nodes, database edges, and database instance nodes of the logical KPI network to propagate database KPI data to a KPI server system. Application servers execute application server KPI nodes, application server edges, and application server instance nodes of the logical KPI network to propagate application server KPI data to the KPI server system. Web servers execute web server KPI nodes, web server edges, and web server instance nodes of the logical KPI network to propagate web server KPI data to the KPI server system. This KPI data indicates logical data path information for the propagated KPI data (instead of KPI values). The KPI server system processes the logical data path information to indicate the computer performance anomalies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Octavian Gheorghe Morariu, Fa Wang, Raymond Michael Ofiaza Ordona, Xintao He, Mei Yuan, Victor Campbell Webb
  • Publication number: 20200071712
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for parallel or sequential transgene stacking in plants to produce plants with selected phenotypes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: W. Michael Ainley, Dmitry Y. Guschin, Matthew Hayden, Daniel Isenegger, John Mason, Jeffrey C. Miller, Joseph F. Petolino, Yidong Ran, Tim Sawbridge, German Spangenberg, Steven R. Webb
  • Publication number: 20200073780
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, a computer system detects performance anomalies for user computer services. Physical databases convert physical database KPIs into logical database KPI vectors for individual user services and individual time intervals. Physical application servers convert physical application server KPIs into logical application server KPI vectors for the individual user services and time intervals. Physical web servers convert physical web server KPIs into logical web server KPI vectors for the individual user services and time intervals. A KPI server combines the logical database KPI vectors, the logical application server KPI vectors, and the logical web server KPI vectors for individual time intervals into user service KPI vectors for the individual user services during the time intervals. The KPI server detects outlier user service KPI vectors as compared to normal user service KPI vectors and indicates corresponding computer performance anomalies for the user services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Octavian Gheorghe Morariu, Fa Wang, Raymond Michael Ofiaza Ordona, Xintao He, Mei Yuan, Victor Campbell Webb
  • Patent number: 10577616
    Abstract: A method of gene editing or gene stacking within a FAD2 loci by cleaving, in a site directed manner, a location in a FAD2 gene in a cell, to generate a break in the FAD2 gene and then ligating into the break a nucleic acid molecule associated with one or more traits of interest is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Cogan, John Forster, Matthew Hayden, Tim Sawbridge, German Spangenberg, Steven R. Webb, Manju Gupta, W. Michael Ainley, Matthew J. Henry, Jeffrey C. Miller, Dmitry Y. Guschin
  • Patent number: 10558991
    Abstract: The unified payment system, product and method provide an effective and efficient way to better communicate to a merchant the value of running a promotion and determine a deal structure that works for the merchant, the customer, the promotion system, or any combination thereof. The unified payment system, product and method provide real-time ROI calculations that a merchant and sales representative can collaboratively simultaneously work on to identify a deal structure for the merchant to select. In this way, the merchant and sales representative may arrive at a mutually acceptable payment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Shafiq Shariff, Derek Nordquist, Michael Hines, Mike Aparicio, Todd Webb, Jadam Kahn, Raju Balakrishnan, Natalia Corominas, Adam Geitgey, Latife Genc-Kaya, Amit Koren, Kamson Lai, Francisco Jose Larrain, Gaston L'Huillier, Cristian Orellana
  • Patent number: 10526610
    Abstract: A method of gene editing or gene stacking within a FAD3 loci by cleaving, in a site directed manner, a location in a FAD3 gene in a cell, to generate a break in the FAD3 gene and then ligating into the break a nucleic acid molecule associated with one or more traits of interest is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Cogan, John Forster, Matthew Hayden, Tim Sawbridge, German Spangenberg, Steven R. Webb, Manju Gupta, W. Michael Ainley, Matthew J. Henry, Jeffrey C. Miller, Dmitry Y. Guschin
  • Publication number: 20190388459
    Abstract: The present invention related to a new therapeutic uses the molecule set out as SEQ ID NO: 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Toby Waterworth, Lorin Johnson, Janette Thomas, Michael Webb
  • Patent number: 10513340
    Abstract: A method for managing icing conditions on a rotary aircraft via one or more ice protection controllers. The method includes steps for receiving an icing condition signal from an icing rate sensor at an ice protection controller, determining, in response to the icing condition signal, a de-icing signal based at least in part a liquid water content (LWC). The method further includes steps for transmitting, via a digital communication bus disposed in at least part of a slip ring assembly, the de-icing signal to a upper distributor to cause the upper distributor to transmit power to one or more heating elements for a respective rotor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Edward Garnett, Matthew Michael Webb, Jason Lee Skoglund
  • Patent number: 10514124
    Abstract: A plug for sealing an interior of a tube and including a cylindrical body having a first end that is open and includes an annular surface, and a second end that is closed by a conical end wall. The cylindrical body having a plurality of ribs that are configured to engage the interior of the tube and provide a seal between the plug and the interior of the tube. The plug also includes a handle unitary with the cylindrical body that extends from the annular surface. The handle has a cylindrical inner surface that is coextensive with an interior surface of the cylindrical body and an outer surface that is coextensive with an exterior surface of the cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mueller Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Webb, Michael Baum, Christie Shumpert, Robert Merrill Sutton, Christopher Charles Saylor, Kenneth Mark Shane, Daniel J. Steffan