Patents by Inventor Michael Ball

Michael Ball 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: 10724880
    Abstract: A scalable monolithic sensor assembly, controller, and methods of making and installing same are disclosed. The sensor assembly includes a sensor head sized to fully traverse the diameter of the pipe such that its electrodes sample a voltage indicative of the entire pipe flow across its diameter. An improved stem design is included that decreases insertion force and increases lateral stability of the sensor head. An improved insertion device is disclosed that provide for independent axial insertion and rotation. An improved core is disclosed that minimizes interference of magnetic fields and reduces manufacturing costs. An improved controller is disclosed that improves sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Onicon Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Ball, Adam Tyler, Kevin Holler, Darral Ying, David Gagliardo, Michael Upham, Adam Sheppard
  • Patent number: 10724086
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus includes a substrate, a semiconductor device disposed over the substrate, the semiconductor device having a surface electrode structure, and a saccharide coating formed over the surface electrode structure. The saccharide coating can be removed prior to use. The semiconductor device can further include a well and optionally a bead disposed in the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Phil Waggoner, James A. Ball, Wolfgang Hinz, Michael L. Minto, Scott Parker, David M. Cox, Alexander Mastroianni, Jeremy Gray, Marc Glazer, Kimberly Gorrell
  • Publication number: 20200216893
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus includes a substrate, a semiconductor device disposed over the substrate, the semiconductor device having a surface electrode structure, and a saccharide coating formed over the surface electrode structure. The saccharide coating can be removed prior to use. The semiconductor device can further include a well and optionally a bead disposed in the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Phil Waggoner, James A. Ball, Wolfgang Hinz, Michael L. Minto, Scott Parker, David M. Cox, Alexander Mastroianni, Jeremy Gray, Marc Glazer, Kimberly Gorrell
  • Publication number: 20200128663
    Abstract: A tamper sensor that includes a substrate and a conductive layer placed on the substrate. The tamper sensor also includes an insulation layer that is stacked on the conductive layer to form a layered tamper circuit. In addition, the substrate of the tamper sensor is the only substrate of the tamper sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Jermstad, Michael Ritchie, Marcus Updyke, Anthony Ball
  • Publication number: 20200125774
    Abstract: A tamper sensor assembly that includes a substrate with a protective bulk section including tamper circuitry and a hardware section configured to receive hardware circuitry and extending from the protective bulk section; the hardware circuitry electrically connected to the tamper circuitry to alter operation of the hardware circuitry responsive to modification of the tamper circuitry. The substrate additionally includes an attachment section extending from the hardware section. The tamper sensor assembly also includes a first fold in the substrate to position a first portion of the hardware section to extend along the protective bulk section, and a second fold in the substrate to position a second portion of the hardware section to extend along the first portion of the hardware section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Jermstad, Michael Ritchie, Marcus Updyke, Anthony Ball
  • Patent number: 10619201
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus includes a substrate, a semiconductor device disposed over the substrate, the semiconductor device having a surface electrode structure, and a saccharide coating formed over the surface electrode structure. The saccharide coating can be removed prior to use. The semiconductor device can further include a well and optionally a bead disposed in the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Phil Waggoner, James A. Ball, Wolfgang Hinz, Michael L. Minto, Scott Parker, David M. Cox, Alexander Mastroianni, Jeremy Gray, Marc Glazer, Kimberly Gorrell
  • Publication number: 20200111046
    Abstract: One or more identifiers associated with one or more topics that are scheduled to be addressed within an event are identified. A first time duration allocated for addressing a first topic of the one or more topics is identified. The event is monitored to determine whether the first topic has been addressed outside of a threshold of the first time duration. A second time associated with the event is modified based at least in part on the determining that the first topic has been addressed outside of the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Ball-Marian, Richard Michael Lansky
  • Publication number: 20200089757
    Abstract: Approaches to using unstructured input to update heterogeneous data stores include receiving unstructured text input, receiving a template for interpreting the unstructured text input, identifying, using an entity classifier, entities in the unstructured text input, identifying one or more potential parent entities from the identified entities based on the template, receiving a selection of a parent entity from the one or more potential parent entities, identifying one or more potential child entities from the identified entities based on the template and the selected parent entity, receiving a selection of a child entity from the one or more potential child entities, identifying an action item in the unstructured text input based on the identified entities and the template, determining, using an intent classifier, an intent of the action item, and updating a data store based on the determined intent, the identified entities, and the selected child entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Michael MACHADO, John BALL, Thomas Archie COOK, JR., Shashank HARINATH, Roojuta LALANI, Zineb LARAKI, Qingqing LIU, Mike ROSENBAUM, Karl Ryszard SKUCHA, Jean-Marc SOUMET, Manju VIJAYAKUMAR
  • Publication number: 20200082972
    Abstract: Described herein are anodized continuous coils containing a thin anodized film layer and systems and methods for making and using the same. The anodized continuous coils include an aluminum alloy continuous coil, wherein a surface of the aluminum alloy continuous coil comprises a thin anodized film layer and a chemical additive layer. The thin anodized film layer can be a dielectric for electronic device applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jackson Bull, Jonathan Ball, Dewei Zhu, Venkatesh Sundaram, Thomas J. Beck, Kevin Mark Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200059774
    Abstract: A guest engagement system and associated methods provide seamless engagement with guests of facilities through the use of wireless sensing technologies. The system makes use of individual guest devices which are carried by guests and used to automatically identify and authenticate the guests throughout the facility. Services can thereby be seamlessly provided to the guests throughout the facility. The services include automatic unlocking of doors, including hotel or state room doors, based on the guests' immediate proximity to their assigned room's door. The services also include automated payment services provided at checkout or vending terminals, and automated log-on to interactive displays and portals, among others, based on secure wireless authentication of the guest devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: John PADGETT, Michael G. JUNGEN, Douglas STEELE, Kyle PRESTENBACK, Richard J. CRIADO, Vince BALL, Adam LEONARDS, Glenn CURTIS, Manny VELLON, Patrick MENDIUK, Sander LAM
  • Publication number: 20200013203
    Abstract: Systems and methods for aggregating and storing different types of data, and generating interactive user interfaces for analyzing the stored data. In some embodiments, entity data is received for a plurality of entities from one or more data sources, and used to determine attribute values for the entities for one or more given time periods. The plurality of entities may be categorized into one or more entity groups, and aggregate attribute values may be generated based upon the entity groups. A first interactive user interface is generated displaying the one or more entity groups in association with the aggregated attribute values associated with the entity group. In response to a received indication of a user selection of an entity group, a second interactive user interface is generated displaying the one or more entities associated with the selected entity group, each entity displayed in association with the attribute values associated with the entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Sean Kelley, Dylan Scott, Ayush Sood, Kevin Verdieck, Izaak Baker, Eliot Ball, Zachary Bush, Allen Cai, Jerry Chen, Aditya Dahiya, Daniel Deutsch, Calvin Fernandez, Jonathan Hong, Jiaji Hu, Audrey Kuan, Lucas Lemanowicz, Clark Minor, Nicholas Miyake, Michael Nazario, Brian Ngo, Mikhail Proniushkin, Siddharth Rajgarhia, Christopher Rogers, Kayo Teramoto, David Tobin, Grace Wang, Wilson Wong, Holly Xu, Xiaohan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200001255
    Abstract: A conical mixer with two conical bodies that are sloped downward toward a discharge opening on a bottom, middle portion of the conical mixer. The conical mixer has a horizontally placed agitator axle with a plurality of agitator arms extending from the agitator axle. At least one paddle is attached to each agitator arms. As the agitator arms get closer to the middle, the length of the arms is increased. The conical mixer ensures proper mixing of the contents as well as using the slope of the conical bodies to assist in pushing the contents toward the discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Matt BANOWETZ, Michael BALL
  • Patent number: 10499228
    Abstract: A guest engagement system and associated methods provide seamless engagement with guests of facilities through the use of wireless sensing technologies. The system makes use of individual guest devices which are carried by guests and used to automatically identify and authenticate the guests throughout the facility. Services can thereby be seamlessly provided to the guests throughout the facility. The services include automatic unlocking of doors, including hotel or state room doors, based on the guests' immediate proximity to their assigned room's door. The services also include automated payment services provided at checkout or vending terminals, and automated log-on to interactive displays and portals, among others, based on secure wireless authentication of the guest devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: John Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, Douglas Steele, Kyle Prestenback, Richard J. Criado, Vince Ball, Adam Leonards, Glenn Curtis, Manny Vellon, Patrick Mendiuk, Sander Lam
  • Publication number: 20190358630
    Abstract: The invention relates to thermal shift assays implemented to uncover ligand protein binding interactions in whole cells or cell extracts. In particular embodiments, the invention provides improved methods and devices for performing thermal shift assays for determining both drug targets and drug mechanism of action. For example, the invention performs thermal shift assays in microfluidic devices and determines ligand-protein binding by relative protein abundance measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: William Old, Michael H. Stowell, Yung-Cheng Lee, Douglas A. Chapnick, Tristan D. McClure-Begley, Xuedong Liu, Kerri Ball, Biddut Bhattacharjee
  • Patent number: 10460486
    Abstract: Systems and methods for aggregating and storing different types of data, and generating interactive user interfaces for analyzing the stored data. In some embodiments, entity data is received for a plurality of entities from one or more data sources, and used to determine attribute values for the entities for one or more given time periods. The plurality of entities may be categorized into one or more entity groups, and aggregate attribute values may be generated based upon the entity groups. A first interactive user interface is generated displaying the one or more entity groups in association with the aggregated attribute values associated with the entity group. In response to a received indication of a user selection of an entity group, a second interactive user interface is generated displaying the one or more entities associated with the selected entity group, each entity displayed in association with the attribute values associated with the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Sean Kelley, Dylan Scott, Ayush Sood, Kevin Verdieck, Izaak Baker, Eliot Ball, Zachary Bush, Allen Cai, Jerry Chen, Aditya Dahiya, Daniel Deutsch, Calvin Fernandez, Jonathan Hong, Jiaji Hu, Audrey Kuan, Lucas Lemanowicz, Clark Minor, Nicholas Miyake, Michael Nazario, Brian Ngo, Mikhail Proniushkin, Siddharth Rajgarhia, Christopher Rogers, Kayo Teramoto, David Tobin, Grace Wang, Wilson Wong, Holly Xu, Xiaohan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190255482
    Abstract: Systems including a moisture pump for removing moisture from an inside environment to an outside environment. The moisture pump includes a housing defining a chamber with a heater, a heat spreader, and a desiccant for selectively adsorbing water vapor in the heating chamber when the heater is off and desorbing water vapor into the heating chamber when the heater is on. A valve assembly is also maintained by the housing transitionable between an adsorption position and desorption position. The adsorption position allows water vapor to be selectively transmitted into the heating chamber from the inside environment. The desorption position allows water vapor to be transmitted from the heating chamber for transmission into the outside environment. The adsorption and desorption ports can have asymmetric adsorption and desorption areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Earl Ball, Michael Keough, David DeGuiseppi
  • Publication number: 20190233314
    Abstract: A method of providing ultrapure water from feed water containing hardness forming ions, comprising at least the steps of passing the feed water successively through: (i) providing a feed water stream containing hardness forming ions: (ii) passing the feed water stream through a reverse osmosis (RO) unit to remove at least some ionic contamination to provide a RO permeate water stream: (iii) passing the RO permeate water stream though a capacitive de-ionisation (CDI) unit to remove at least some of the ions to provide a post-CDI stream: and (iv) passing the post-CDI stream through an electrodeionisation (EDI) unit to remove at least some of the ions and carbon dioxide and to provide an ultrapure water stream for dispense or storage. In this way, the capacitive deionisation provides a wholly or substantially continuous process for removing a proportion of unwanted ions, especially the hardness forming ions, from the feed water prior to the use of electrodeionisation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: VWS (UK) LTD.
    Inventors: Ignazio DENTICI, Michael BALL, Nigel EMERY
  • Publication number: 20190204129
    Abstract: A scalable monolithic sensor assembly, controller, and methods of making and installing same are disclosed. The sensor assembly includes a sensor head sized to fully traverse the diameter of the pipe such that its electrodes sample a voltage indicative of the entire pipe flow across its diameter. An improved stem design is included that decreases insertion force and increases lateral stability of the sensor head. An improved insertion device is disclosed that provide for independent axial insertion and rotation. An improved core is disclosed that minimizes interference of magnetic fields and reduces manufacturing costs. An improved controller is disclosed that improves sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Ball, Adam Tyler, Kevin Holler, Darral Ying, David Gagliardo, Michael Upham, Adam Sheppard
  • Patent number: 10304271
    Abstract: A guest engagement system and associated methods provide seamless engagement with guests of facilities through the use of wireless sensing technologies. The system makes use of individual guest devices which are carried by guests and used to automatically identify and authenticate the guests throughout the facility. Services can thereby be seamlessly provided to the guests throughout the facility. The services include automatic unlocking of doors, including hotel or state room doors, based on the guests' immediate proximity to their assigned room's door. The services also include automated payment services provided at checkout or vending terminals, and automated log-on to interactive displays and portals, among others, based on secure wireless authentication of the guest devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CARNIVAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, Douglas Steele, Kyle Prestenback, Richard J. Criado, Vince Ball, Adam Leonards, Glenn Curtis, Manny Vellon, Patrick Mendiuk, Sander Lam
  • Publication number: 20190159003
    Abstract: A guest engagement system and associated methods provide seamless engagement with guests of facilities through the use of wireless sensing technologies. The system makes use of individual guest devices which are carried by guests and used to automatically identify and authenticate the guests throughout the facility. Services can thereby be seamlessly provided to the guests throughout the facility. The services include automatic unlocking of doors, including hotel or state room doors, based on the guests' immediate proximity to their assigned room's door. The services also include automated payment services provided at checkout or vending terminals, and automated log-on to interactive displays and portals, among others, based on secure wireless authentication of the guest devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: John Padgett, Michael G. JUNGEN, Douglas STEELE, Kyle PRESTENBACK, Richard J. CRIADO, Vince BALL, Adam LEONARDS, Glenn CURTIS, Manny VELLON, Patrick MENDIUK, Sander LAM