Patents by Inventor Michael Beck

Michael Beck 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: 20190260804
    Abstract: An expert interface component can automatically connect a system user with a system support expert. A user interface module can present a threat-tracking graphical user interface and a query interface component integrated into the threat-tracking graphical user interface to a system user belonging to a client team to review a potential cyber threat and receive a query for assistance. The query interface component can allow the system user to digitally grab a visual data container displaying information and containing a data object. The query interface component can collect the visual data container from the threat-tracking graphical user interface into a collection window of the query interface component. A communication module provides an incident ticket containing the query and the visual data container to a system support expert at a remote platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Jack Stockdale
  • Publication number: 20190238319
    Abstract: Data characterizing a secure rights managed container can be received. The secure rights managed container can include a first content holder. The first content holder can include a first content, first terms and conditions, and a symmetric key. The first content can be encrypted by the symmetric key and configured to enable a modification of a blockchain. The first terms and conditions can specify access to the first content, and the symmetric key can be encrypted by a public key of a clearing server. A first context of a recipient and a first credential of the recipient can be received. The clearing server can determine access to the first content by the recipient at least by comparing the first terms and conditions to the first context and the first credential. The first content can be provided to the recipient for executing the modification of the blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20190173854
    Abstract: A payload data can be received. The payload data can be packaged into a first immutable secure container at a first secure system. A new block of a blockchain can be created. The new block of the block chain can be separate from the first secure system. The new block can include a proof of existence of the payload data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20190158275
    Abstract: Data characterizing a first access policy for a first digital attestation including data characterizing an attestation affecting an execution of a smart contract can be received. The first digital attestation can be encrypted and packaged into a first digital attestation container. Data characterizing a first request for access to the first digital attestation container can be received by an attestation clearing service. The first request can include a first recipient, and the first recipient can include a first recipient identifier. Access to the first digital attestation container for the first recipient can be determined by the attestation clearing service. The determining can include comparing the first recipient identifier to first access policy. Access to the first digital attestation container can be provided to the first recipient by the attestation clearing service. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20190116871
    Abstract: A cigarette rolling paper and method for manufacture is disclosed which describes a cigarette rolling paper containing an inner paper that has plant oleoresins, essential oils, and or rosins applied to the inner paper through a screen printing process, which in turn is bound to an outer paper. The oleoresins are applied using both an evaporative and silk screen-printing technique. The final rolling paper contains an precise, pre-measured amount of oleoresin and is intended for flavoring and enhancing hand rolled cigarettes, and promoting a slow and even burn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 10246212
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container storage system (1) for transporting and/or for securing cargo in a container (3), and/or for partitioning the container (3), wherein the container (3) comprises side walls made of trapezoidal sheets having vertical creases (4), characterized in that the container storage system (1) comprises: At least two lateral supports (5a, b), which can be arranged vertically in at least two opposite creases (4) of at least two opposite side walls of the container (3). The supports (5a, b) each have at least one recess (13) that can be oriented to the inner chamber of the container (3) for receiving a cross bar (7). In the recess (13), at least one bearing element (11) for supporting the cross bar (7) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Kobeck GBR
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 10207834
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for automatically rolling a napkin around a set of dining utensils, wherein the apparatus can repeat the method quickly to individually wrap a plurality of sets of utensils in napkins. The apparatus comprises a housing for a first transfer unit for receiving a set of unwrapped utensil and a napkin and configured to automatically deliver the unwrapped utensils and napkin to a platform for wrapping. A lift plate holds a plurality of napkins and delivers a single napkin to unwrapped silverware. A rolling assembly rotatable around the unwrapped utensils and the napkin is configured to hold the utensils and to roll the napkin around the unwrapped utensils and to deliver the wrapped utensils to a second transfer unit configured to provide the wrapped utensils to a bin for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20190007070
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for managing data decoder circuits, such as LDPC (low density parity check) decoders in a solid state drive (SSD). In some embodiments, a non-volatile memory (NVM) is configured to store data in the form of code words. Each code word has a user data payload and associated code bits. A plurality of data decoder circuits are configured to use the code bits to detect and correct bit errors in the code words during a read operation. A power transition circuit is configured to successively transition each of the data decoder circuits in turn from a first power mode to a second power mode, such as from an active mode to an idle mode, at a different time and at a conclusion of a predetermined time interval. In this way, voltage spikes or other anomalous conditions on a voltage source pathway may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Pream, Eric Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 10171110
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for managing data decoder circuits, such as LDPC (low density parity check) decoders in a solid state drive (SSD). In some embodiments, a non-volatile memory (NVM) is configured to store data in the form of code words. Each code word has a user data payload and associated code bits. A plurality of data decoder circuits are configured to use the code bits to detect and correct bit errors in the code words during a read operation. A power transition circuit is configured to successively transition each of the data decoder circuits in turn from a first power mode to a second power mode, such as from an active mode to an idle mode, at a different time and at a conclusion of a predetermined time interval. In this way, voltage spikes or other anomalous conditions on a voltage source pathway may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Pream, Eric Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20180324164
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to relationship-based authorization. In general, data characterizing a request for authorization to a computer-based resource is received, and the authorization may be provided based on one or more relationships of a requesting principal. A determination may be made as to whether a requesting principal is authorized, which may include determining whether the requesting user has a relationship with a principal that has management rights of the computer-based resource and determining whether the relationship allows for an access, such as a use of the computer-based resource, if the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal. If there is no such relationship, a determination may be made as to whether an organization of the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal that allows for the access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 10038684
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to relationship-based authorization. In general, data characterizing a request for authorization to a computer-based resource is received, and the authorization may be provided based on one or more relationships of a requesting principal. A determination may be made as to whether a requesting principal is authorized, which may include determining whether the requesting user has a relationship with a principal that has management rights of the computer-based resource and determining whether the relationship allows for an access, such as a use of the computer-based resource, if the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal. If there is no such relationship, a determination may be made as to whether an organization of the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal that allows for the access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Medox Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20180203570
    Abstract: An input device is described which comprises a touch-sensitive surface and a force sensor, wherein the force sensor is adapted to detect a force applied to the touch-sensitive surface. The input device further comprises a vibration sensor and a control unit, wherein the control unit is coupled with the force sensor, the touch-sensitive surface and the vibration sensor. The control unit is adapted to validate a force detected by the force sensor as an input in dependence on a touch of the touch-sensitive surface and in dependence on a vibration detected by the vibration sensor. There is further described a motor vehicle which comprises such an input device. A method of detecting an input at an input device is further described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: THOMAS FRANKE, THOMAS FUESSINGER, MICHAEL BECK
  • Patent number: 9947132
    Abstract: A material representation data structure and a method of representing a material for digital image synthesis. The data structure may be embodied in a graphics processing subsystem, including: (1) a memory configured to store a material representation data structure according to which a material is declaratively represented by a property indicative of an interaction between the material and light, and (2) a processor operable to gain access to the memory and employ the property in a rendering procedure defined independent of the material representation data structure and designed to effect the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Lutz Kettner, Hakan Andersson, Michael Beck, Robert Hoedicke, Jan Jordan, Andy Kopra, Steven Parker, Matthias Raab, Daniel Seibert, Rajko Yasui-Schoeffel
  • Publication number: 20180080772
    Abstract: Systems and methods for navigation using a sextant and an electronic artificial horizon are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for determining a position of an observer includes: establishing a horizontal position of an artificial horizon mirror based on at least one accelerometer; aligning a sextant toward a celestial body; and measuring an altitude angle of the celestial body at least in part based on a portion of light from the celestial body being reflected from the artificial horizon mirror onto the sextant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventor: Kenneth Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20180019990
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to dynamic binding of access and usage rights to a computer-based resource. In general, data characterizing a request for content is received, a determination as to whether first security credentials authenticate a user is made, and, if so and the user is authorized to access or use the content, security is of the content is replaced. Replacing security may involve removing the security from the content in accordance with second security credentials. The removal of security may enable the user to perform actions to the content. The removal of security may be followed with an addition of security of a second type such that content is moved from a first trusted environment to a second trusted environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 9755745
    Abstract: A device and a method for simultaneous full-duplex data and power transmission over a single optical waveguide, which connects a base station and a remote station. At the base station a high power laser source emits a first laser beam for carrying power and a base station low power laser source emits a second laser beam for carrying data over the optical waveguide from the base station to the remote station. An optical interface couples the laser beams into the optical waveguide. The laser beams are received at corresponding first and second remote station optical receivers. At the remote station, a third laser beam is emitted by a remote station low power laser source for carrying data from the remote station to the base station and the beam is received at the base station optical receiver. The wavelengths of the first, second and the third laser beams are distinct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20170215469
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for automatically preparing ground consumable plant material for smoking, wherein the apparatus can repeat the method quickly. The apparatus comprises an outer shell which protects the separating unit which is configured to hold the raw consumable material while simultaneously pushing micro bits of ground consumable material through small apertures, thus extracting all unwanted raw material. The separation unit further comprises a screen which the ground consumable material rolls over to aid in the collection of the consumable pollen. While the outer shell further comprises a funnel to aid in the delivery of the ground consumable material to a smoking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Publication number: 20170201508
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to relationship-based authorization. In general, data characterizing a request for authorization to a computer-based resource is received, and the authorization may be provided based on one or more relationships of a requesting principal. A determination may be made as to whether a requesting principal is authorized, which may include determining whether the requesting user has a relationship with a principal that has management rights of the computer-based resource and determining whether the relationship allows for an access, such as a use of the computer-based resource, if the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal. If there is no such relationship, a determination may be made as to whether an organization of the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal that allows for the access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 9608978
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to relationship-based authorization. In general, data characterizing a request for authorization to a computer-based resource is received, and the authorization may be provided based on one or more relationships of a requesting principal. A determination may be made as to whether a requesting principal is authorized, which may include determining whether the requesting user has a relationship with a principal that has management rights of the computer-based resource and determining whether the relationship allows for an access, such as a use of the computer-based resource, if the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal. If there is no such relationship, a determination may be made as to whether an organization of the requesting principal has a relationship with the other principal that allows for the access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Medox Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 9574625
    Abstract: In one aspect the invention provides a safety lock device, for use with a pump-jack having a gear box and at least one rotating member, the safety lock device comprising an engagement member suitable for securely engaging the rotating member to prevent further substantial rotation of said rotating member and a mounting frame to mount the safety lock device to the gear box. The engagement member may be actuated between a locked position and an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: ATABEC SAFETY LOCK CORP.
    Inventors: Michael Beck, Daniel Atwater