Patents by Inventor Michael Callahan

Michael Callahan 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: 20200406126
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a personal interaction game platform and may include, in a human-controlling gaming platform comprising a first communication device and a second communication device, each comprising a user input mechanism and a display: receiving commands in the first device via its user input mechanism; communicating the received commands to the second device; relaying the communicated commands to a user of the second device; sensing data regarding actions taken by the user of the second device in response to the relayed commands; and communicating the sensed data to the first device. The commands may be relayed to the user of the second device via an audio output. The commands may be relayed to the user of the second device via the display. One or more tactile sensors may be operatively coupled to the second device for sensing the data regarding actions of the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Callahan
  • Patent number: 10828633
    Abstract: Disclosed here are pipette tips useful for acquiring or dispelling liquids, and include one or more design that may increase fluid delivery precision and/or accuracy, and may reduce certain repetitive motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BIOTIX, INC.
    Inventors: Arta Motadel, Peter Paul Blaszcak, Phillip Chad Hairfield, Sean Michael Callahan
  • Publication number: 20200340249
    Abstract: A truss structure is suitable for supporting lighting fixtures or other loads both in use and in transport. The truss has at least four elongated chords defining between said chords a first volume generally rectangular in cross-section. In transport, the truss is supported substantially above a surface by castered carriages bearing upon that surface, the carriages connected to said truss and in a first position producing an additional volume between said first volume and said surface. The carriages are attached to the truss so as to permit their rotation between said first position and at least a second position suitable for use while remaining connected to said truss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Callahan
  • Publication number: 20200289430
    Abstract: A method for the treatment or prevention of a topical infection by a bacteria of the genus Propionibacterium comprising the step of: administering a therapeutically effective amount of a topical composition comprising a cannabinoid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Callahan, Michael Thurn
  • Patent number: 10773153
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a personal interaction game platform and may include, in a human-controlling gaming platform comprising a first communication device and a second communication device, each comprising a user input mechanism and a display: receiving commands in the first device via its user input mechanism; communicating the received commands to the second device; relaying the communicated commands to a user of the second device; sensing data regarding actions taken by the user of the second device in response to the relayed commands; and communicating the sensed data to the first device. The commands may be relayed to the user of the second device via an audio output. The commands may be relayed to the user of the second device via the display. One or more tactile sensors may be operatively coupled to the second device for sensing the data regarding actions of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Callahan
  • Patent number: 10745915
    Abstract: A truss structure is suitable for supporting lighting fixtures is provided which employs wheeled leg carriages to support such trusses during transport. Each leg carriage has two legs, one extending vertically from each end of an elongated crossmember. A caster is attached proximate to the bottom of each leg. The top of each leg can be inserted in a tube fixed in a corner of the truss, elevating the truss so as to produce a volume below the truss structure into which lighting fixtures and other loads can safely project during transport. The ground clearance produced is determined by the amount that the leg is inserted in the tube and an improvement allows the retention of a mechanical stop in the tube that determines the amount of insertion allowed. Stiffeners used to brace two leg carriages, one to the other, are provided with features that allow their use in forming a cart for storing leg carriages not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Callahan
  • Publication number: 20200206953
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments are and include at least an apparatus, system and method for providing a vacuum ejector for use with an end effector. The apparatus, system and method may include at least an end effector and a vacuum chamber for gripping an element during semiconductor processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: JABIL INC.
    Inventors: Jeroen BOSBOOM, Daniel BATEMAN, Michael CALLAHAN
  • Publication number: 20200173076
    Abstract: Provided herein are electrospun or electroblown non-woven fiber membranes, methods of making such membranes and lateral flow diagnostic devices comprising such membranes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: William Cataldo, Inga Elkina, Kamran Beyzavi, Thomas Fitzgerald, Dennis Aquino, Daniel Callahan, Michael Mansfield, Mikhail Kozlov, Gabriel Tkacik, Murugan Rajendiran, Ramesh Babu Padamati
  • Publication number: 20200127432
    Abstract: An internal laser component of an optical device comprises: a waveguide that defines a guided mode of a first optical wave characterized by a first propagation constant associated with a first effective refractive index. An optical antenna grating comprises: a waveguide that defines a guided mode of a second optical wave characterized by a second propagation constant associated with a second effective refractive index, and a grating structure configured to emit a portion of the second optical wave in a selected direction. The internal laser component and the optical antenna grating are configured to provide a relationship between the first effective refractive index and the second effective refractive index such that the selected direction is substantially insensitive to a change in a temperature of a thermal environment in which the internal laser component and the optical antenna grating are thermally coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Diedrik Vermeulen, Patrick Callahan, Michael Watts, Ehsan Hosseini, Christopher Vincent Poulton
  • Publication number: 20200109836
    Abstract: Improvements are disclosed to lighting fixtures, support structures, interconnecting cabling, and other subjects. An improved method allows precise control of the beams of high power, long throw followspots by means of a steering mirror motorized in two axes. The beam is first directed upwards from the followspot by a first mirror to the steering mirror above. The range of elevations through which the beam can be steered is increased by displacing the steering mirror relative to the first mirror such that the portion of the beam between them is not vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Callahan
  • Publication number: 20200093789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for treating cancer and enhancing the immune response against cancer cells using the combination of an inhibitor of CXCL12 signaling and an immune checkpoint inhibitor. The invention further relates to compositions and kits of parts comprising an inhibitor of CXCL 12 signaling and an immune checkpoint inhibitor for use in the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Mark C. Poznansky, Stephen J. McCormack, Michael Callahan, Jeffrey A. Gelfand, Huabiao Chen, Patrick Reeves
  • Patent number: 10586253
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that allow for matched content to be provided between users of electronic devices, based on factors such as geographic proximity and common interests. Embodiments of the present invention allow commercial entities to target advertisements and other content to potential customers likely to be receptive to such information based on their interests and behaviors. Other embodiments facilitate communication between non-commercial users by identifying interests they may share or objectives they may have that complement one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Callahan
  • Publication number: 20200022927
    Abstract: A topical pharmaceutical composition comprising a solution of 2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethanol in a first solvent that is a 2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethanol solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Eugene R. Cooper, Matthew Callahan, Michael Thurn, David Dickason
  • Publication number: 20200001287
    Abstract: Disclosed here are pipette tips useful for acquiring or dispelling liquids, and include one or more design that may increase fluid delivery precision and/or accuracy, and may reduce certain repetitive motions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Arta Motadel, Peter Paul Blaszcak, Phillip Chad Hairfield, Sean Michael Callahan
  • Patent number: 10493638
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for providing a vacuum ejector for an end effector. Embodiments may include at least an end effector and a vacuum chamber for gripping an element during semiconductor processing. The end effector may include at least two clamp arms for placing a gripped element; a vacuum cup having a mouth capable of sealing to the gripped element to provide a vacuum chamber to the gripped element; a vacuum ejector pin extending into the vacuum chamber and including a plurality of ports substantially at a tip thereof proximate to the gripped element, wherein the vacuum is applied by the plurality of ports; and an ejector pin actuator that is capable of moving the vacuum ejector pin toward the gripped element through the vacuum chamber in the y-axis until the sealing of the mouth is broken and the gripped element is ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: JABIL INC.
    Inventors: Jeroen Bosboom, Daniel Bateman, Michael Callahan
  • Publication number: 20190257084
    Abstract: A truss structure is suitable for supporting lighting fixtures is provided which employs wheeled leg carriages to support such trusses during transport. Each leg carriage has two legs, one extending vertically from each end of an elongated crossmember. A caster is attached proximate to the bottom of each leg. The top of each leg can be inserted in a tube fixed in a corner of the truss, elevating the truss so as to produce a volume below the truss structure into which lighting fixtures and other loads can safely project during transport. The ground clearance produced is determined by the amount that the leg is inserted in the tube and an improvement allows the retention of a mechanical stop in the tube that determines the amount of insertion allowed. Stiffeners used to brace two leg carriages, one to the other, are provided with features that allow their use in forming a cart for storing leg carriages not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Callahan
  • Publication number: 20190257508
    Abstract: A system and method of improving the process of assembling a multi-party order of individually prepared beverages is disclosed, making use of a customer's personal portable electronic device, such as a smartphone or tablet. The customer establishes a wireless link with the order management system of an enterprise preparing such beverage orders on its premises, whereby the customer can specify their own order. Reference is made to a record of the customer's nearby friends, relatives, and coworkers, who are automatically contacted via their personal electronic devices to determine whether and what they desire from the same enterprise. All responses are automatically collated an wirelessly transmitted to the enterprise for preparation without need of customer intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Callahan
  • Patent number: 10358943
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flanged composite component is provided. The method includes coupling a composite structure to s first composite material. The method includes coupling a second composite material to the composite structure and placing a first expansion device within the composite structure. A forming element is coupled to at least one of the first composite material, the composite structure, and the second composite material against the mold. The method includes coupling a pressure element to the forming element to define a space among the mold, the forming element, and the pressure element. The method includes expanding the first expansion device to impart a force to the second composite material to move the second composite material away from the composite structure and into the space to facilitate forming a first flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bowden Kirkpatrick, Mark Ernest Vermilyea, Derrick Wayne Lamm, Melissa Ann Marie Bramell, David Louis Callahan, Jason Michael Seabrease
  • Patent number: 10344431
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security sheet or document having enhanced watermark(s). In one exemplary embodiment, the inventive security sheet or document is a single-ply paper that is made up of a paper layer including one or more watermarks, and a micro-optic security device (e.g., a patch or thread) that at least partially covers an upper or face portion of the watermark(s). The overlying patch or thread increases the durability of the watermark(s), thereby allowing for the watermark(s) as well as reduced fiber density areas therein to be made larger, and for the reduced fiber density areas to be made thinner. In a preferred embodiment, the micro-optic security device projects synthetic image(s) that coordinate or link in with the watermark design(s). In a more preferred embodiment, the micro-optic security device offers a machine detectable/readable feature in the form of enhanced IR-brightness, especially when measured in transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Crane & Co., Inc., Crane Security Technologies, Inc., Crane AB
    Inventors: William Blake, Jeffrey Boody, Kraig M. Brigham, James Callahan, Paul F. Cote, Michael Darroch, Manish Jain, Karin Mörck Hamilton, Giles D. Prett
  • Patent number: 10338817
    Abstract: Storage divisions are selected for garbage collection by use of a first selection criterion that is based on an amount of storage capacity freed by reclaiming the respective storage divisions. The first selection criterion may be overridden by a second, different selection criterion in response to determining that a wear variance of the storage divisions exceeds a threshold. The second selection criterion may select a storage division to reclaim based on a wear-level of the storage division. Overrides of the first selection criterion may be limited to a particular override frequency and/or period. The first selection criterion may comprise a logarithmic comparison of the amount of invalid data within the storage divisions. The amount of invalid data in a storage division may be calculated in terms of recovery blocks, having a size that exceeds the size of the physical storage locations within the storage divisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jim Peterson, Michael Callahan