Patents by Inventor Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman 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: 20190133434
    Abstract: A surgical access system comprising a tissue dilation assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: James Coleman Lee, Benjamin Verhage, Michael Serra, Troy B. Woolley, Brian Snider, Matthew Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190140577
    Abstract: A motor control system comprises a motor control circuit, a non-transitory storage medium and a processing circuitry. The storage medium is configured to store a current threshold profile that is indicative of a current requirement of the motor control circuit for an operational cycle of a motor. The processing circuitry is configured to adjust the stored current threshold profile based on a change to the operational cycle of the motor (e.g., from standard to non-standard).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Duane O. Hall, E. Carl Goodman, William Michael Coleman
  • Patent number: 10253546
    Abstract: Automatic drive systems for movable partitions may comprise a floating jamb configured to attach to panels of a movable partition and glide within a pocket. A motor may be configured to extend the movable partition. The motor may be configured for mounting in the pocket on a back side of the floating jamb opposing a front side of the floating jamb to which the panels of the movable partition are configured to attach. An electronics enclosure may be sized and configured to contain electronics to connect to the motor. The electronics enclosure may be configured for positioning in the pocket on the backside in a location offset from the motor. A depth of the electronics enclosure, as measured in a direction in which the floating jamb is mounted to glide, may be less than or equal to a depth of the motor, as measured in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Won-Door Corporation
    Inventors: E. Carl Goodman, Michael D. George, William Michael Coleman
  • Patent number: 10248400
    Abstract: Computer implemented systems and methods, and computer program products, for determining one or more proposed configurations of a computing system upon which a software application will be deployed. A proposed configuration may include a computing system having virtualized information technology resources deployed across an enterprise. For example, a method may include receiving software application information, such as information including software application identification information and software application licensing information. The method may further include receiving current computing system requirements information and future computing system requirements information, wherein the future computing system requirements information includes future computing system growth information and future computing system target utilization information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Michael Coleman
  • Patent number: 10231352
    Abstract: Methods and structures for forming anodization layers that protect and cosmetically enhance metal surfaces are described. In some embodiments, methods involve forming an anodization layer on an underlying metal that permits an underlying metal surface to be viewable. In some embodiments, methods involve forming a first anodization layer and an adjacent second anodization layer on an angled surface, the interface between the two anodization layers being regular and uniform. Described are photomasking techniques and tools for providing sharply defined corners on anodized and texturized patterns on metal surfaces. Also described are techniques and tools for providing anodizing resistant components in the manufacture of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles B. Woodhull, Paul Choiniere, Michael Coleman, Bryan Patrick Kiple, David A. Pakula, Michael K. Pilliod, Tang Yew Tan
  • Patent number: 10199981
    Abstract: A motor control system comprises a motor control circuit, a non-transitory storage medium and a processing circuitry. The storage medium is configured to store a current threshold profile that is indicative of a current requirement of the motor control circuit for an operational cycle of a motor. The processing circuitry is configured to adjust the stored current threshold profile based on a change to the operational cycle of the motor (e.g., from standard to non-standard).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Won-Door Corporation
    Inventors: Duane O. Hall, E. Carl Goodman, William Michael Coleman
  • Publication number: 20180329964
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented system and method for providing data services to a user via a best fit data matching application programming interface (API). The method may comprise exposing to the user, via the API, data services that are available electronically to the user. The data services are invoked with a query comprising a set of parameters. An automated query processing service is used to automatically analyze the parameters and match the parameters to a best electronic data source among a plurality of electronic data sources using a metadata store. The step of matching the parameters to the best electronic data source is based on a data quality metric, a date range and user permissions. The retrieved dataset, which is automatically presented to the user electronically via the API, can also be customized to include client-specific data elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Rajesh TOLANI, Robert MOONEY, Fred SHORT, Matthew YAZDI, Rafal SITKOWSKI, Michael COLEMAN, Dan COLLINS, Michael H. ROBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20180291672
    Abstract: A leading end assembly for a movable partition may include a frame, an exterior skin coupled to the frame for covering a leading surface and two opposing side surfaces of the frame, the exterior skin including a leading member forming at least a portion of a leading surface of the leading end assembly and at least two side members, each side member being formed separately from the leading member and forming at least a portion of a lateral side portion of the leading end assembly. Movable partitions may include leading end assemblies and leading end assemblies may be formed by related methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: William Michael Coleman, Michael D. George, Paul Saccomanno
  • Patent number: 10017974
    Abstract: A leading end assembly for a movable partition may include a frame, an exterior skin coupled to the frame for covering a leading surface and two opposing side surfaces of the frame, the exterior skin including a leading member forming at least a portion of a leading surface of the leading end assembly and at least two side members, each side member being formed separately from the leading member and forming at least a portion of a lateral side portion of the leading end assembly. Movable partitions may include leading end assemblies and leading end assemblies may be formed by related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Won-Door Corporation
    Inventors: William Michael Coleman, Michael D. George, Paul Saccomano
  • Publication number: 20180175780
    Abstract: A motor control system comprises a motor control circuit, a non-transitory storage medium and a processing circuitry. The storage medium is configured to store a current threshold profile that is indicative of a current requirement of the motor control circuit for an operational cycle of a motor. The processing circuitry is configured to adjust the stored current threshold profile based on a change to the operational cycle of the motor (e.g., from standard to non-standard).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Duane O. Hall, E. Carl Goodman, William Michael Coleman
  • Publication number: 20180131012
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an electrochemical cell including a cathode, an electrolyte, and an anode including an elemental metal or metal alloy. The electrolyte includes an electrolyte salt, an ionic liquid, and an optional first polymer binder. The electrolyte and/or the anode further includes a protective metal salt in an amount sufficient to (i) reduce or eliminate hydrogen evolution or open circuit side reactions in the electrochemical cell, or (ii) plate out onto or alloy with the anode metal or conductive additives in the anode. The electrochemical cell may further include a first current collector in contact with the cathode, and a second current collector in contact with the anode. The second current collector may include a metal or metal alloy. In such cells, the second current collector may further include the protective metal salt, and the protective metal salt may plate out onto or alloy with the metal or metal alloy of the second current collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: J. Devin MACKENZIE, Jesse SMITHYMAN, Michael COLEMAN, Christine C. HO
  • Publication number: 20170342754
    Abstract: Tensioner devices for use with movable partition systems include endplates configured to be mounted on opposing sides or ends of a movable partition. At least one of the endplates includes a bracket configured for attachment to an end of a chain or a belt. The bracket is movable relative to the endplate. The endplate having the bracket also includes an adjustment mechanism located on a common side of the endplate with the bracket, and is operably coupled with the bracket. The adjustment mechanism is configured for adjusting a distance separating the bracket from the endplate. Movable partition systems include such tensioner devices. Methods of adjusting a tension in a chain or a belt of a movable partition system involve the use of such a tensioner device. Methods of installing movable partition systems within structures include the installation of such tensioner devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Saccomanno, William Michael Coleman
  • Patent number: 9732546
    Abstract: Chain tensioner devices for use with movable partition systems include endplates configured to be mounted on opposing sides or ends of a movable partition. At least one of the endplates includes a bracket configured for attachment to an end of a chain. The bracket is movable relative to the endplate. The endplate having the bracket also includes an adjustment mechanism located on a common side of the endplate with the bracket, and is operably coupled with the bracket. The adjustment mechanism is configured for adjusting a distance separating the bracket from the endplate. Movable partition systems include such chain tensioner devices. Methods of adjusting a tension in a chain of a movable partition system involve the use of such a chain tensioner device. Methods of installing movable partition systems within structures include the installation of such chain tensioner devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: WON-DOOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Saccomanno, W. Michael Coleman
  • Patent number: 9732551
    Abstract: Panel assemblies for movable partitions include a panel and a protective clip covering at least a portion of a bottom surface of the panel. The panel includes channels defined between lateral edge portions and a back side surface of the panel. Tabs of the protective clip are positioned within corresponding channels. Movable partitions include at least one panel and at least one protective clip, which is assembled with the at least one panel and is coupled to a back side surface of the at least one panel. Tabs of the back portion of the at least one protective clip are inserted at least partially within two opposing channels of the at least one panel. Methods of attaching a protective clip to a panel of a movable partition include positioning tabs extending from longitudinal ends of the back portion of the protective clip within channels of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Won-Door Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. George, William Michael Coleman
  • Publication number: 20170166868
    Abstract: A culture media, media supplement, or soluble matrix for cryopreservation or enhanced regenerative cell growth in culture and maintenance of multi-lineage differentiation potentiation. The inventive culture media, media supplement, or soluble matrix comprises a GAG composition comprising a sulfated GAG, such as chondroitin sulfate. A soluble matrix, a cell administration package or kit comprising the soluble matrix and a device for cell administration, and a method of use thereof, for administration of regenerative cells for treating a joint disease or other weakened or damaged tissue comprising the specified GAG compositions are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Coleman, Ivone Bruno, Rudy Martinez, Amir Sanchez, Eckhard Alt, Frank D. Marcum, Paul Shealy
  • Patent number: 9670711
    Abstract: A movable partition system includes a movable partition including coupled panels and a lead post engaged with and movable along a track. A motor control system includes a motor coupled to the movable partition and a switching circuit coupled to the motor and for selectively coupling the motor to a positive power source and a negative power source responsive to one or more PWM signals. An encoder is configured for generating one or more rotation signals indicative of operational direction and operational speed of the motor. A motor controller is coupled to the switching circuit and is configured for improving airflow around the panels of the movable partition when the lead post of the movable partition is between a predefined position and a fully retracted position indicative of a billowing effect for the panels by adjusting pulse widths of the PWM signals to control rotational speed of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Won-Door Corporation
    Inventors: Duane O. Hall, E. Carl Goodman, W. Michael Coleman, John G. Garrett, III
  • Patent number: 9663762
    Abstract: Methods for recovering target cells using degradable three dimensional matrices are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Ingeneron, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Coleman, Jody Vykoukal
  • Patent number: 9593309
    Abstract: A culture media, media supplement, or soluble matrix for cryopreservation or enhanced regenerative cell growth in culture and maintenance of multi-lineage differentiation potentiation. The inventive culture media, media supplement, or soluble matrix comprises a GAG composition comprising a sulfated GAG, such as chondroitin sulfate. A soluble matrix, a cell administration package or kit comprising the soluble matrix and a device for cell administration, and a method of use thereof, for administration of regenerative cells for treating a joint disease or other weakened or damaged tissue comprising the specified GAG compositions are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: ArthroDynamic Holdings, LLC, InGeneron Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Coleman, Ivone Bruno, Rudy Martinez, Amir Sanchez, Eckhard Alt, Frank D. Marcum, Paul Shealy
  • Publication number: 20170060372
    Abstract: In some cases, a panoramic media content item to be displayed can be acquired. An interface including a viewable area for displaying at least a portion of the content item can be generated. Based on a size of the content item, a scroll bar can be generated, within the interface, for scrolling the content item. Based on a size of the viewable area, a scroll element can be generated, within the scroll bar, to be movable based on user interactions to scroll the content item. In some cases, at least a first portion of the content item can be automatically scrolled through such that the viewable area displays, over time, at least a second portion of the content item. In some cases, a leftmost or rightmost edge of the content item is displayable via the viewable area. A transitional animation associated with the leftmost or rightmost edge can be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Gavin Salituri, Winston Felix Popowicz Handte, Michael Coleman O'Beirne
  • Patent number: D786391
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventors: David Phelps, Michael Coleman, Ernest Hankerson, Jr.