Patents by Inventor Michael Brown

Michael Brown 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: 10537452
    Abstract: A stent delivery system can include a core member, first and second restraints, and a stent engagement component. The core member can have a distal segment. The first and second restraints can be coupled to the core member distal segment and axially spaced apart from each other to provide an axial gap. The first and second restraints can each have an outer profile that tapers radially inwardly in directions away from the gap. The stent engagement component can be at least partially disposed in the axial gap between the first and second restraints such that the component is slidably and rotatably coupled to the core member distal segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Kenneth Brown, Ghislain Sema, Michael Losordo, Evan Epstein, Gabriel Newell, Andy Huynh, Lawrence Farhat
  • Patent number: 10540858
    Abstract: A method of method of managing media replenishment at a media terminal, the method comprising: receiving a media event from a media terminal; retrieving a next scheduled media replenishment event for that media terminal; evaluating if the next scheduled media replenishment event is scheduled to occur within an acceptable delay period; and initiating an unscheduled replenishment event only if the next scheduled media replenishment event is scheduled to occur after the acceptable delay period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Robin Angus, Michael James Neilan, Edgar Rojas, Timothy Brown
  • Publication number: 20200017514
    Abstract: Compounds of structural Formula I were developed for the treatment of infections by filoviruses including Ebolavirus and Marburgvirus, wherein, R1, R2, R3, X and Y are defined in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Plewe, Eric Brown, Vidyasagar Gantla, Gregory Henkel, Kenneth McCormack, Nadezda Sokolova
  • Patent number: 10532013
    Abstract: A method of achieving improved composition rheology, cosmetic consumer acceptance and deposition comprising applying to hair a composition comprising from about 0.01% to about 2% of a cationic polymer; from about 0.5% to 3% of an associative thickener; from about 1.0% to 10.0% of a polyol; an anti-dandruff active; a cosmetically acceptable carrier; a surfactant; wherein the composition comprises a yield consistency value of about 0.001 s to 0.9 s and having a rate index value of from about 0.01 to about 0.6 and a percentage of coacervate particles with a floc size of greater than about 20 microns is from about 1% to about 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Scott Johnson, Sean Michael Renock, Mark Anthony Brown
  • Publication number: 20200013049
    Abstract: The coin-basis engine is used to determine crypto currency basis functions as a real time calculator and index for real-time basis determination and value tracking for any crypto currency. The coin-basis engine analyzes blockchain transactions for a heterogenous mix of blockchain based or digital crypto-currencies, market events, currency exchanges and related property/trade transactions to determine taxable basis and taxable gains of crypto currency tokens. The key components of the coin-basis are the Artificial intelligence (AI) based Coin-basis engine, gateway routers and the blockchain database/ledger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Carl B. Ingram, Michael Pickett, Tom Brown
  • Patent number: 10527078
    Abstract: Breakaway retention device (100) is comprises a retained member (120) and a retention body (110). The retention member includes a retention knob (121). The retention body includes a housing having one or more resilient components (113a and 113b), two or more retention members (114a, 114b, 114a, and 114d), and a retention space (118). The retention space is at least partially defined by the retention members and configured to receive the retention knob when the retained member and the retention body are coupled together. The resilient components are disposed to resiliently maintain each of the retention members in a predetermined engagement position in the retention body to engage the retention knob when the retained member and the retention body are coupled together. The retained member and the retention body are prevented from being decoupled without the application of a predetermined force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Michael E. Bausch, Michael R. Mueller, Rollin Brown
  • Patent number: 10528653
    Abstract: A document accessible on a network may be opened by multiple users. A user may use a thin client application to access the document, wherein an image of the document and XML data including comments and locations of the comments in the document. Hint icons are displayed in the document where comments are anchored. Upon selection of a hint, an HTML comments pane may be displayed to a side of the document, exposing comments and replies to comments currently stored in the document. The comments pane may be scrolled to the comment associated with the selected hint. Additionally, highlighting may be provided over elements in the document associated with a selected comment. Comments may be added via the comments pane and saved to the document on the network. Comments and comment location data may be communicated to other clients, allowing for collaborative communication via a thin client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Michael Simons, Jonathan Bailor, Christopher J. Brown, Sugandha S. Kapoor, Dong Ming
  • Publication number: 20200004044
    Abstract: Optical devices such as eyeglass lenses and digital displays having improved optical characteristics achieved, in part, through incorporation of an index matching system between material layers having different refractive indices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Vision Ease, LP
    Inventors: Jeff Brown, Michael S. Boulineau, Michael Marshall, Tim Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10517775
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprises a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, an absorbent core positioned at least partially intermediate the topsheet and the backsheet, and a distribution material comprising a wet-laid, three-dimensional fibrous substrate comprising at least 80% pulp fibers by weight of the wet-laid, three-dimensional fibrous substrate. The wet-laid, three-dimensional fibrous substrate comprises a continuous network region, a plurality of discrete zones, and a plurality of transition regions. The transition regions are positioned intermediate the continuous network region and at least some of the plurality of discrete zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Thomas Weisman, Andrea Peri, Kenneth Michael Hamall, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Jörg Endres, Mattias Schmidt, Sandra Sautter, Gene Xiaoqing Huang, Darrell Ian Brown, Ward William Ostendorf
  • Patent number: 10513015
    Abstract: A crimp tool includes a frame, a lead screw and a nut assembly connected to the lead screw. A spring member is connected to the frame and movable with rotation of the lead screw. A first transducer is connected to the nut assembly to measure a first force applied on the nut assembly. A second transducer is connected to the spring member to measure a second force applied thereon by the spring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John David Lefavour, Alan Douglas Beck, Robert Michael Poirier, Peter Matthew Wason, Lawrence N. Brown
  • Publication number: 20190382145
    Abstract: A system for enhanced conveying of flexible packages includes a packaging system (12, 212), an inflation system (280), and a conveying system (250). The packaging system is configured to place an object in a flexible package. The inflation system is configured to insert a gas into the flexible package. The packaging system is further configured to seal an edge of the flexible package in an inflated state with the object and the inserted gas inside the flexible package. The conveying system is configured to convey the flexible package while the flexible package is substantially in the inflated state. The flexible package is configured to permit gas to escape the flexible package at a controlled flow rate such that the flexible package remains substantially in the inflated state while being conveyed by the conveying system and the flexible package transitions to being substantially in a deflated state after being conveyed by the conveying system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Orsini, Mark Garceau, David Cenedella, Robert Simonelli, Michael Kalinowski, Kyle Brown, John Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20190381819
    Abstract: A PU printing method and system including a textile component; and a rotary screen device component. More specifically, the system can include: a source of PU material; a rotary screen containing a squeegee blade or magnetic roller that is connected to the PU material source; means to carry the textile in proximity to the rotary screen and in position to receive a print; and a source of pressure, hydrodynamic or magnetic, to force the PU through the rotary screen and onto the textile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: David Michael Brown, Durwin G. Dawson, Julie Amanda Jacobs, Carlos Edwin Green, Tracey G. Hill
  • Patent number: 10507452
    Abstract: Multi-functional materials for use in reversible, high-capacity hydrogen separation and/or storage are described. Also described are systems incorporating the materials. The multi-functional materials combine a hydrogen absorbing material with a high-efficiency and anon-contact energy absorbing material in a composite nanoparticle. The non-contact energy absorbing material include magnetic and/or plasmonic materials. The magnetic or plasmonic materials of the composite nanoparticles can provide localized heating to promote release of hydrogen from the hydrogen storage component of the composite nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Simona H. Murph, Kaitlin J. Lawrence, Henry T. Sessions, Michael A. Brown
  • Publication number: 20190375298
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a low-voltage battery electrically coupled to a powertrain, and a computer programmed to put the vehicle in a minimal risk condition in response to a state of charge of the low-voltage battery falling below a threshold. The vehicle may further include a DC/DC converter electrically coupled to the powertrain and to the low-voltage battery, and a high-voltage battery electrically coupled to the powertrain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Symanow, Michael Adel Awad Alla, Ray Siciak, Vincent J. Boscheratto, Hamed Babazadehrokni, Robert Brown
  • Publication number: 20190377405
    Abstract: In some examples, a voltage protection apparatus includes a circuit to compare an input voltage of a processor to a threshold voltage, and to provide a throttle signal to the processor if the input voltage of the processor droops below the threshold voltage. The processor input voltage can then be set to a lower voltage and the processor power can thus be lowered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander B. Uan-Zo-li, Eugene Gorbatov, Philip R. Lehwalder, Michael Zelikson, Sameer Shekhar, Nimrod Angel, Jonathan Douglas, Muhammad Abozaed, Alan Hallberg, Douglas Huard, Edward Burton, Merwin Brown
  • Patent number: 10506026
    Abstract: A service management system prepares computing resources for use before a client requests the resource. For example, a service management system of a provider may restore an operating system image to a volume. The service management may then assign a processing resource to the volume to form a virtual machine. The service management system may cause the processing resource to finish preparation of the operating system on the volume. The service management system may disconnect the resulting staged volume from the processing resource. The staged volume may remain active in the low-latency data store and be added to a list of available staged volumes having the operating system. When a client requests a virtual machine having an operating system, the service management system may determine that the client receives the staged volume as part of the virtual machine to avoid the start-up costs of preparing a volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Everard Brown, Eugene Michael Farrell, George Oliver Jenkins, Thomas Christopher Rizzo, Kent David Forschmiedt, Deepak Suryanarayanan
  • Patent number: 10501100
    Abstract: Systems for examining a route inject one or more electrical examination signals into a conductive route from onboard a vehicle system traveling along the route, detect one or more electrical characteristics of the route based on the one or more electrical examination signals, and detect a break in conductivity of the route responsive to the one or more electrical characteristics decreasing by more than a designated drop threshold for a time period within a designated drop time period. Feature vectors may be determined for the electrical characteristics and compared to one or more patterns in order to distinguish between breaks in the conductivity of the route and other causes for changes in the electrical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Yuri Alexeyevich Plotnikov, Brett Alexander Matthews, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Jeffrey Michael Fries, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Samhitha Palanganda Poonacha, Tannous Frangieh, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Brian Lee Staton, Timothy Robert Brown, Gregory Boverman, Majid Nayeri
  • Patent number: 10501597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel secondary battery pack with improved thermal management useful for an all-electric vehicle (EV), a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), a hybrid vehicle (HEV), or battery packs used for other vehicles batteries, and more particularly, to the use of a specific material for thermally insulating a secondary battery pack and further minimizing the propagation of thermal runaway within a battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Elkem Silicones USA Corp.
    Inventors: Virginia O'Neil, Jessica Hanley, Matthew Kihara, Leeanne Brown, Michael John Watson, Matthew Paul Timmons
  • Patent number: 10500641
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus including a build chamber, build platform lowerable in the chamber so layers of flowable material can successively form across the platform, laser for generating a laser beam, scanning unit for directing the laser beam onto each layer to selectively solidify the material and a processor for controlling the scanning unit. The processor controls the scanning unit directs the laser beam to solidify a selected area of material by advancing the laser beam many times along a scan path. On each pass, the laser beam solidifies spaced apart sections of the scan path, each subsequent pass solidifying sections that are located between sections solidified on a previous pass. The processor controls the scanning unit to direct the laser beam to solidify selected area of material by solidifying sub-millimetre sized sections of non-continuously area and in an order such that consecutively solidified sections are spaced apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: Michael Joseph McClelland, Ceri Brown, Ravi Guttamindapalli Aswathanarayanaswamy
  • Publication number: 20190370025
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for managing the manner in which a computing device transitions from one user interface (UI) mode to another. The technique stores state information that describes prior states of UI features that have appeared in previous UI presentations, with respect to different UI modes. When transitioning from a first UI presentation (associated with a first UI mode) to a second UI presentation (associated with a second UI mode), the technique leverages the state information to restore one or more aspects of a prior-encountered state associated with the second UI mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Shawn Michael BROWN, Scott David SCHENONE, Darcie Alison GURLEY, Patrick Joseph DERKS, Sammy CHIU, Bret Paul ANDERSON, Max Michael BENAT, James David Peter DRAGE, Jason Michael DEAKINS