Patents by Inventor Michael Blumenthal

Michael Blumenthal 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: 20240131072
    Abstract: Activity-inducible fusion proteins whose activity is post-translationally regulated utilizing a hsp90 binding domain and a drug molecule are described. In the absence of the drug molecule, the activity-inducible fusion proteins are inactivated but can be activated by a relevant physiological parameter in the presence of the drug molecule. Examples of the activity-inducible fusion proteins include chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) wherein the relevant physiological parameter is antigen binding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Seattle Children's Hospital d/b/a Seattle Children's Research Institute
    Inventors: Ryan Koning, Adam Johnson, Chris Saxby, Michael C. Jensen, Ian Blumenthal, Aquene Reid
  • Publication number: 20160098778
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for locating a relevant product via a computer network includes receiving, at a client terminal, a search topic from a user and one or more attributes associated with the topic and assigning a rating to at least one of the attributes. A server is used to locate, at one or more information locations, at least two separate instances of the topic and at least two information fields, each field related to one of the instances the topic. Content in each of at least two of the information fields is associated with at least one of the attributes and the content in each of the at least two information fields associated with an attribute is compared against each other. A score to the content of each compared instance of content is assigned based on the comparing. The attributes are prioritized and the located instances of the topic are ranked based on the prioritizing and the score of content associated with the topic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Blumenthal, Matthew Rennie
  • Patent number: 8751322
    Abstract: A method of locating a relevant product belonging to a category of related products sharing predetermined product attributes is provided. At a client computer, a search topic associated with the category arrives from a user along with user-profile data like demographic, geographic, and situational data. A server locates at information locations some related products within the category, each having the pre-determined set of product attributes having associated content. For each product attribute, the content associated therewith in one of the located products is compared against content associated with the product attribute in each other located product and is assigned a relative score based on the comparison. The shared set of product attributes is prioritized based in part upon relevance of a product attribute to user profile data and the located products are ranked based on the prioritizing and the score of content associated with the product attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Jemstep, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Blumenthal, Matthew Rennie
  • Publication number: 20130325654
    Abstract: A method of locating a relevant product belonging to a category of related products sharing pre-determined product attributes is provided. Some related products within the category of related products are located, the located related products having the pre-determined product attributes, the product attributes having associated content. A filtered set of related products is created. For each product attribute, the content associated with the product attribute in one of the filtered set of related products is compared against content associated with the product attribute in each of the other located products and a relative score is assigned based upon the comparison. The shared set of product attributes is prioritized based in part upon relevance of a product attribute to user profile data and the filtered set of related products is ranked based upon the prioritizing and the score of content associated with the product attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Blumenthal, Matthew Rennie
  • Publication number: 20130060663
    Abstract: A method of locating a relevant product belonging to a category of related products sharing predetermined product attributes is provided. At a client computer, a search topic associated with the category arrives from a user along with user-profile data like demographic, geographic, and situational data. A server locates at information locations some related products within the category, each having the pre-determined set of product attributes having associated content. For each product attribute, the content associated therewith in one of the located products is compared against content associated with the product attribute in each other located product and is assigned a relative score based on the comparison. The shared set of product attributes is prioritized based in part upon relevance of a product attribute to user profile data and the located products are ranked based on the prioritizing and the score of content associated with the product attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Blumenthal, Matthew Rennie
  • Patent number: 8219456
    Abstract: A method of locating a relevant product belonging to a category of related products sharing pre-determined product attributes is provided. At a client computer, a search topic associated with the category arrives from a user along with user-profile data like demographic, geographic, and situational data. A server locates at information locations some related products within the category, each having the pre-determined set of product attributes having associated content. For each product attribute, the content associated therewith in one of the located products is compared against content associated with the product attribute in each other located product and is assigned a relative score based on the comparison. The shared set of product attributes is prioritized based in part upon relevance of a product attribute to user profile data and the located products are ranked based on the prioritizing and the score of content associated with the product attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Jemstep, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Blumenthal, Matthew Rennie
  • Publication number: 20120041849
    Abstract: A method of locating a relevant product belonging to a category of related products sharing pre-determined product attributes is provided. At a client computer, a search topic associated with the category arrives from a user along with user-profile data like demographic, geographic, and situational data. A server locates at information locations some related products within the category, each having the pre-determined set of product attributes having associated content. For each product attribute, the content associated therewith in one of the located products is compared against content associated with the product attribute in each other located product and is assigned a relative score based on the comparison. The shared set of product attributes is prioritized based in part upon relevance of a product attribute to user profile data and the located products are ranked based on the prioritizing and the score of content associated with the product attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Blumenthal, Matthew Rennie
  • Patent number: 8073741
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for locating a relevant product via a computer network includes receiving, at a client terminal, a search topic from a user and one or more attributes associated with the topic and assigning a rating to at least one of the attributes. A server is used to locate, at one or more information locations, at least two separate instances of the topic and at least two information fields, each field related to one of the instances the topic. Content in each of at least two of the information fields is associated with at least one of the attributes and the content in each of the at least two information fields associated with an attribute is compared against each other. A score to the content of each compared instance of content is assigned based on the comparing. The attributes are prioritized and the located instances of the topic are ranked based on the prioritizing and the score of content associated with the topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Jemstep, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Blumenthal, Matthew Rennie
  • Publication number: 20110252031
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for locating a relevant product via a computer network includes receiving, at a client terminal, a search topic from a user and one or more attributes associated with the topic and assigning a rating to at least one of the attributes. A server is used to locate, at one or more information locations, at least two separate instances of the topic and at least two information fields, each field related to one of the instances the topic. Content in each of at least two of the information fields is associated with at least one of the attributes and the content in each of the at least two information fields associated with an attribute is compared against each other. A score to the content of each compared instance of content is assigned based on the comparing. The attributes are prioritized and the located instances of the topic are ranked based on the prioritizing and the score of content associated with the topic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Blumenthal, Matthew Rennie
  • Publication number: 20090006216
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for locating a relevant product via a computer network includes receiving, at a client terminal, a search topic from a user and one or more attributes associated with the topic and assigning a rating to at least one of the attributes. A server is used to locate, at one or more information locations, at least two separate instances of the topic and at least two information fields, each field related to one of the instances the topic. Content in each of at least two of the information fields is associated with at least one of the attributes and the content in each of the at least two information fields associated with an attribute is compared against each other. A score to the content of each compared instance of content is assigned based on the comparing. The attributes are prioritized and the located instances of the topic are ranked based on the prioritizing and the score of content associated with the topic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Blumenthal, Matthew Rennie
  • Patent number: 6502685
    Abstract: A method and system for implementing a secure return policy of supply chain for digitally stored products. The method and system verifies whether each product for return originated within the supply chain. If the product did originate within the supply chain and qualifies for return under the supply chain's return policy, the data existing on the physical media is securely rendered unusable. A record of the destruction allows for a reversal of the entire transaction within the supply chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Protocall Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Elliot David Klugman, Bruce Newman, Michael Polesky, Michael Blumenthal, Aaron Knoll
  • Patent number: 5207708
    Abstract: An intraocular lens comprising a central convex optical portion and two fixation loop appendages extending from the periphery of said optical portion and substantially in the horizontal plane thereof, characterized in that one of said loop appendages is double spring-like and curves from said periphery of said optical portion in a curvilinear "reverse S" shape, and the other said loop appendage extends from the same side of the periphery curving in the opposite direction in a curve from the said optical portion, said other loop appendage defining a curvilinear "C" shape, the outer distance of both loops from the optical portion along its central axis being equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Inventor: Michael Blumenthal
  • Patent number: 4840627
    Abstract: An intraocular lens made of a hydrogel material, preferably having about 60% water content, and defining a central, preferably bi-convex, optical portion and two oppositely situated, integrally formed, elongate, tapered fixation elements and a method for implanting same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Inventor: Michael Blumenthal