Patents by Inventor Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham 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: 20210398131
    Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method providing biometric detection of coercion of a user. The system may detect a trigger event associated with a potential transfer of funds and may receive user biometric data. The system may determine, based on stored user biometric data and the detected user biometric data, a confidence level that the stored user biometric data is indicative of biological information representative of a user being in a stressed state. The system may initiate one or more precautionary safety measures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Sophie Bermudez, Alexandra Colevas, Sarah Cunningham, Michael Saia, Kaylyn Gibilterra, Salik Shah
  • Patent number: 11166231
    Abstract: Methods and systems are for managing congestion in a network of devices are disclosed. A method may comprise identifying one or more battery-operated devices. A signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and a signal-to-interference ratio (SIR) for each battery-operated device may be determined. Based on the SNR and SIR of each battery-operated device, a battery loss using clear channel assessment (CCA) and a battery savings using CCA may be determined. A total battery savings may be compared to a total battery loss to determine that the total battery savings is greater than the total battery loss. Based on the determination that the total battery savings is greater than the total battery loss, a noise may be generated to block transmission from the one or more battery-operated devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Michael Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20210323844
    Abstract: A forward osmosis system is disclosed which use a polymer switchable between a neutral form and an ionized form. The switchable polymer has a higher osmotic pressure at the ionized form than the neutral form, the ratio between the former and the latter is ?2. There is also disclosed a method for treating the polymer such that the ratio is improved. Use of polymers for forward osmosis is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicants: Queen's University at Kingston, Forward Water Technologies
    Inventors: Philip G. Jessop, Michael Cunningham, Pascale Champagne, Sarah Ellis, Ryan Dykeman, Charles Honeyman, Amy Holland, Tobias Robert, Bhanu Mudraboyina
  • Patent number: 11034307
    Abstract: A bracket comprising: (a) a mating portion; (b) a channel secured to the mating portion; and (c) a tab extending from a terminal edge of the mating portion; wherein the mating portion abuts a top edge of a cargo box of a vehicle and the tab at least partially extends around a lip of the cargo box to secure the bracket to the top edge of the cargo box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: THI CANADA, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20200392274
    Abstract: A copolymer includes a hydrophobic head segment and a random copolymer tail segment comprising hydrophobic blocks and ionizable blocks. Emulsion polymerization systems incorporate the copolymer as a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: John David CAMPBELL, Sean Raymond GEORGE, Gary A. DEETER, Bernd RECK, Michael CUNNINGHAM, Connor SANDERS
  • Publication number: 20200353657
    Abstract: In an aspect, a method of filling a plurality of cooling holes in an airfoil component, the method comprises injecting a curable composition into a fill channel such that the curable composition flows through the fill channel to the plurality of cooling holes; forming a plurality of beads of the curable composition on a surface of the component over the plurality of cooling holes; directing a radiation to the respective beads in directions parallel to the respective central axes of the cooling holes associated with the respective beads to cure curable composition of the respective beads; and heating the component to cure the curable composition located in the fill channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Levesque, Gregory Arcangeli, Keith Plimpton, Eric Wilmot, Michael Cunningham, Virginia P. Hogan
  • Patent number: 10675126
    Abstract: A surgical guard configured to protect a patient's oral cavity during surgery is disclosed. The surgical guard includes a first arcuate wing comprising a first end and a second end and a second arcuate wing comprising a first end and a second end. A wing connector couples the first end of the first arcuate wing and the first end of the second arcuate wing. The first arcuate wing, the second arcuate wing, and the wing connector are configured to retract and insulate the lips and oral commissure of a patient during oral surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Chris Bohlman, Michael Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10259469
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to selectively disable functions in electronic control units are disclosed. An example method includes executing, via a processor of an electronic control unit in a vehicle, a first software function and a second software function. The method further includes preventing the execution of the first software function while continuing to execute the second software function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Andrew Miloser, Steve Michael Cunningham, Chris Acosta
  • Patent number: 9915129
    Abstract: A modular subsea chemical injection system, comprising a power and communications module, a power and communications umbilical terminator, a power and communications module, a fluid storage module comprising a plurality of fluid storage bays adapted to selectively receive a corresponding plurality of high and/or low flow fluid storage units, a pump module comprising a plurality of pump bays adapted to selectively receive a corresponding plurality of high fluid flow and/or low fluid flow pumps, and a fluid distribution unit in fluid communication with a pump module fluid port can be disposed on a seafloor adjacent to a well site and used to selectively provide low and/or high flow fluid delivery by use of subsea storage and pressure boosting for low flow fluid needs and low flow fluid needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Newell, Michael Cunningham, Christopher Leon, Benjamin Primm
  • Publication number: 20170355381
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to selectively disable functions in electronic control units are disclosed. An example method includes executing, via a processor of an electronic control unit in a vehicle, a first software function and a second software function. The method further includes preventing the execution of the first software function while continuing to execute the second software function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: James Andrew Miloser, Steve Michael Cunningham, Chris Acosta
  • Publication number: 20170284173
    Abstract: A modular subsea chemical injection system, comprising a power and communications module, a power and communications umbilical terminator, a power and communications module, a fluid storage module comprising a plurality of fluid storage bays adapted to selectively receive a corresponding plurality of high and/or low flow fluid storage units, a pump module comprising a plurality of pump bays adapted to selectively receive a corresponding plurality of high fluid flow and/or low fluid flow pumps, and a fluid distribution unit in fluid communication with a pump module fluid port can be disposed on a seafloor adjacent to a well site and used to selectively provide low and/or high flow fluid delivery by use of subsea storage and pressure boosting for low flow fluid needs and low flow fluid needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Newell, Michael Cunningham, Christopher Leon, Benjamin Primm
  • Publication number: 20160256723
    Abstract: A device and method for exercise are presented. The device includes a first vertical member and a second vertical member, each with adjustable lengths. A first horizontal member is disposed through a first hole in each of the first and second vertical members. The first horizontal member is adjustable in length. A second horizontal member may be disposed through a second hole in each of the first and second vertical members. The first and second vertical members and the first horizontal member may be adjusted to provide an interference fit in door frame. For example, the lengths of the first and second vertical members and the length of the first horizontal member may be adjusted until ends of each member are in contact with corresponding door jambs of a door frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Karlie Intlekofer, Michael Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20160239920
    Abstract: A safety product, system, processes and methods for crowdfunding campaigns. The disclosed embodiments allow one to transform information concerning the identity and vocational capabilities of those creating a crowdfunding solicitation from social media and search engines to determine the probability that the person or persons sponsoring the campaign are who they say they are and will be successful in completing the task(s) for which they are raising money. An electronic transaction is performed between a transaction device and a business connection server through a network. A crowdfunding fraud insurance policy is created, priced, offered and, if purchased, delivered to potential investor/supporter(s) of the specified crowdfunding campaign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: William Michael Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9420677
    Abstract: An electron source for an X-ray scanner includes an emitter support block, an electron-emitting region formed on the support block and arranged to emit electrons, an electrical connector arranged to connect a source of electric current to the electron-emitting region, and heating structure arranged to heat the support block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward James Morton, Russell David Luggar, Paul De Antonis, Michael Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20160175067
    Abstract: A surgical guard configured to protect a patient's oral cavity during surgery is disclosed. The surgical guard includes a first arcuate wing comprising a first end and a second end and a second arcuate wing comprising a first end and a second end. A wing connector couples the first end of the first arcuate wing and the first end of the second arcuate wing. The first arcuate wing, the second arcuate wing, and the wing connector are configured to retract and insulate the lips and oral commissure of a patient during oral surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Chris Bohlman, Michael Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20150366041
    Abstract: An electron source for an X-ray scanner includes an emitter support block, an electron-emitting region formed on the support block and arranged to emit electrons, an electrical connector arranged to connect a source of electric current to the electron-emitting region, and heating structure arranged to heat the support block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Edward James Morton, Russell David Luggar, Paul De Antonis, Michael Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20150278150
    Abstract: A system may include in-vehicle telematics adapter including a telematics unit configured to implement telematics functions for use within a vehicle, and a vehicle bus emulator connected to a vehicle bus input of the telematics unit configured to provide a simulated vehicle bus to allow the telematics unit to function outside of integration with the vehicle. A method may include receiving, by a vehicle bus emulator having a simulated vehicle bus output connected to a vehicle bus input of a telematics unit, a control notification indicative of user input from a user interface control; and generating a human-machine interface (HMI) control event message specifying the user input to the user interface control via the simulated vehicle bus output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Louis Vincent Bellanca, Nunzio DeCia, Stephen Michael Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9093245
    Abstract: An electron source for an X-ray scanner includes an emitter support block, an electron-emitting region formed on the support block and arranged to emit electrons, an electrical connector arranged to connect a source of electric current to the electron-emitting region, and heating structure arranged to heat the support block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward James Morton, Russell David Luggar, Paul De Antonis, Michael Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20150204822
    Abstract: A photoacoustic metrology tool comprises at least one light source for optically exciting a unit under test (UUT). A volume is provided for capturing acoustic energy emanating from the UUT as result of optical excitation thereof. An acoustic pick-up is provided for receiving the captured acoustic energy and generating a corresponding electrical signal. A control means is co-operable with the light source and the acoustic pickup for controlling photoacoustic analysis of the UUT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth Horan, Michael Cunningham, James Fryar, David Allen, Patrick McNally, Kabir Mamum
  • Publication number: 20150007661
    Abstract: An acoustic isolation chamber. The chamber comprises a housing defining a volume. A first region of the volume is configured to receive a photoacoustic sensor head. A second region of the volume is configured to receive the UUT. A sound proofing means encompassing at least a portion of the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth Horan, Michael Cunningham, James Fryar, David Allen