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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 10516477
    Abstract: A submarine optical repeater includes a submarine amplifier module, which further includes a pumping laser module and an optical detector module. The pumping laser module generates optical amplifications within an optical cable, and, in the case of a fault in the optical cable, the optical detector module detects at least one characteristic of an optical signal caused by the fault in the optical cable. This configuration then identifies a particular signal characteristic that indicates a fault within the optical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Neptune Subsea IP Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Webb, Wayne S Pelouch, Do-Il Chang, John G. Ellison
  • Publication number: 20190382359
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in part, compounds of Formula I: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof; processes for the preparation of; intermediates used in the preparation of; and compositions containing such compounds or salts, and their uses for treating MAGL-mediated diseases and disorders including, e.g., pain, an inflammatory disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, a metabolic disorder, stroke, or cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: PFIZER INC.
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER RYAN BUTLER, LAURA ANN MCALLISTER, ELIZABETH MARY BECK, MICHAEL AARON BRODNEY, ADAM MATTHEW GILBERT, CHRISTOPHER JOHN HELAL, DOUGLAS SCOTT JOHNSON, JUSTIN IAN MONTGOMERY, STEVEN VICTOR O'NEIL, BRUCE NELSEN ROGERS, PATRICK ROBERT VERHOEST, DAMIEN WEBB
  • Patent number: 10501748
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for parallel or sequential transgene stacking in plants to produce plants with selected phenotypes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
    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: 20190367927
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new formulation of the oligonucleotide of SEQ ID NO:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Toby Wilson Waterworth, Lorin Johnson, Janette Thomas, Michael Webb
  • Patent number: 10487843
    Abstract: An airfoil member (100) comprising has a substrate (120) along at least a portion of an airfoil (102) of the airfoil member. A sheath (122) has a channel (144) receiving a portion (160) of the substrate. A scrim (200) is between the substrate and the sheath. A spacer (220) is between the sheath and the substrate and has a plurality of spaced-apart portions (232, 234) with gaps between the spaced-apart portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lee M. Drozdenko, James O. Hansen, Maria C. Kirejczyk, Scot A. Webb, Jesse C. Meyer, Brandon A. Gates, Richard B. Bergethon, Michael A. Morden
  • Patent number: 10480338
    Abstract: A bladed rotor arrangement comprising a rotor, a plurality of rotor blades, at least one seal plate and a plurality of lock plates. Each rotor blade locates in a corresponding axially extending slot in the rotor. A plurality of lock plates are arranged at a first axial end of the rotor, the radially outer ends of the lock plates engage grooves on the platforms of the rotor blades, and the radially inner ends of the lock plates engage a circumferentially extending groove. The seal plate is arranged at the first axial end of the rotor, the radially inner ends of the lock plates engage the circumferentially extending groove defined by the seal plate. The seal plate has at least one projection extending axially from the seal plate and arranged to locate in a slot in a first axial end of the root of a rotor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Michael Webb
  • Patent number: 10468722
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: 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
  • Patent number: 10464822
    Abstract: A solar powered water purification kiosk configured for placement above a water well and having a base having walls defining an interior, the base positioned above the well having a pump, a canopy positioned above the base and having at least one solar panel configured to generate electricity to be provided to the pump, a radiator positioned within the interior and configured to receive water pumped from the pump, a filter configured to receive water from the radiator, and a dispenser configured to receive water from the filter. The solar panels recharge batteries configured to power the pump and the radiators are configured to provide geothermal heating/cooling via the water pumped from the well to control the temperature within the kiosk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: U-Fuel, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Michael Webb
  • Patent number: 10465421
    Abstract: An access control device including an electromagnetic lock module for selectively locking and unlocking a door in a door frame is provided. The access control device provides a lower profiled electromagnetic lock module to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the module, supports and integrates modern accessories such as CCTV, CCD cameras, passive motion detection with automatic background correction, digital notification display, automatic source voltage selection, door and lock status indicators, and ease of installation. The present invention further provides components and circuitry to enable connection of the electromagnetic control module to 12 or 24 volts DC or to an unfiltered rectified AC power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Webb, Larry Gene Corwin
  • Patent number: 10458428
    Abstract: An airfoil member (100) comprising has a substrate (120) along at least a portion of an airfoil (102) of the airfoil member. A sheath (122) has a channel (144) receiving a portion (160) of the substrate. A plurality of separate spacers (320; 380; 400) are between the sheath and the substrate and have a plurality of gaps between the spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lee M. Drozdenko, James O. Hansen, Jesse C. Meyer, John J. Marcin, Jr., Robert M. Shemenski, Scot A. Webb, Brandon A. Gates, Michael A. Morden
  • Publication number: 20190316141
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for gene disruption, gene editing or gene stacking within a FAD2 loci by cleaving, in a site directed manner, a location in a FAD2 gene in a soybean cell, to generate a break in the FAD2 gene and then optionally integrating into the break a nucleic acid molecule of interest is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: W. Michael Ainley, Steven R. Webb, Jayakumar P. Samuel, Dmitry Y. Guschin, Jeffrey C. Miller, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10437092
    Abstract: A display assembly including a first display surface in a first plane and a second display surface in a second plane. The second plane overlaps and is vertically offset from the first plane. A control device is mounted over the first display surface and includes the second display surface. The display assembly is configured to simultaneously project images onto both the first display surface and the second display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Guzman, Christopher Levay, Shunji Yamauchi, Gareth Webb, Marc Arceo, Cary Horvath, Michael Lozano
  • Patent number: 10428034
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in part, compounds of Formula I: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof; processes for the preparation of; intermediates used in the preparation of; and compositions containing such compounds or salts, and their uses for treating MAGL-mediated diseases and disorders including, e.g., pain, an inflammatory disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, a metabolic disorder, stroke, or cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ryan Butler, Laura Ann McAllister, Elizabeth Mary Beck, Michael Aaron Brodney, Adam Matthew Gilbert, Christopher John Helal, Douglas Scott Johnson, Justin Ian Montgomery, Steven Victor O'Neil, Bruce Nelsen Rogers, Patrick Robert Verhoest, Damien Webb
  • Patent number: 10415046
    Abstract: The present invention claims methods for the stable integration of exogenous DNA into a specific locus, E32, in the maize genome through the use of zinc finger nucleases. Maize plants and plant parts that were transformed by the methods of the invention are claimed. The invention is useful for creating desirable traits such as herbicide resistance, herbicide tolerance, insect resistance, insect tolerance, disease resistance, disease tolerance, stress tolerance, and stress resistance in maize The E32 locus represents a superior site for inserting foreign genes because native agronomic phenotypes are not disturbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: W. Michael Ainley, James W. Bing, David R. Corbin, Steven L. Evans, Joseph F. Petolino, Lakshmi Sastry-Dent, Steven A. Thompson, Steven R. Webb, Mary E. Welter, Ning Zhou
  • Patent number: 10412825
    Abstract: A printed circuit board assembly includes a printed circuit board having a plurality of signal lanes. The PCBA also includes at least one application-specific integrated circuit operatively mounted to the printed circuit board and connected with the plurality of signal lanes. The PCBA includes a first configuration element operatively mounted to the printed circuit board in a first orientation and at a first location and having a first bridging element for providing an electrical connection between at least a first pair of signal lanes selected from the plurality of signal lanes. The first configuration element also includes a second bridging element so that if the first configuration element were operatively mounted to the printed circuit board in a different, second orientation relative to the printed circuit board, the second bridging element would provide an electrical connection between at least a second pair of signal lanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Davis, Gary Edward Webb
  • Patent number: 10403127
    Abstract: Hazardous or dangerous conditions may be monitored. A mode may be set to a state indicative of the condition being present. It may then be determined that the hazardous or dangerous condition has eased. An indication of the hazardous or dangerous condition easing may be output in response to the determination. Such an indication may be output as synthesized speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nicholas Unger Webb, Matthew Lee Rogers, Anthony Michael Fadell, Jeffery Theodore Lee, Sophie Le Guen, Andrew W. Goldenson
  • Patent number: 10400918
    Abstract: A raceway and method of forming a raceway is disclosed in which one or more intumescent layers are disposed on the raceway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Webb, Daren Healy
  • Publication number: 20190243319
    Abstract: A field device, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium provide for cost of lost opportunity to operators in real-time using an advance process control. The field device includes a memory and a processor operably connected to the memory. The processor receives current values and average values for controlled variables and manipulated variables; determines costs of lost opportunity for each of controlled variable variance issues, limit issues, model quality issues, inferential quality issues, and variable model issues based on the current values and the average values of the controlled variables; and stores the costs of lost opportunity for the field device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Mandar Vartak, Chris Webb, Michael Niemiec, Sriram Hallihole, Andrew John Trenchard, Sanjay Dave, Matt Grizzle