Patents by Inventor Michael D. Cook

Michael D. Cook 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: 10874518
    Abstract: Prosthetic implant devices and related methods are provided. The prosthetic implant devices include an internal component and an external component. The internal component has an implant portion associated with one or more rare earth magnets. The internal component being of a size and shape suitable for surgical implantation into the residual limb of the amputee. The one or more rare earth magnets generate at least one magnetic field. The external component having a prosthetic piston associated with a plurality of magnetic elements and a prosthetic cup associated with a magnetic array. The magnet elements of the prosthetic piston being in adaptable magnetic association with the at least one magnetic field generated by the one or more rare earth magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Cook, Laura P. Patron, Michael C. Harrison, Liam P. Nolan
  • Publication number: 20200401440
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems, methods, and apparatuses for heterogeneous computing are described. In some embodiments, a hardware heterogeneous scheduler dispatches instructions for execution on one or more plurality of heterogeneous processing elements, the instructions corresponding to a code fragment to be processed by the one or more of the plurality of heterogeneous processing elements, wherein the instructions are native instructions to at least one of the one or more of the plurality of heterogeneous processing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Rajesh M. SANKARAN, Gilbert NEIGER, Narayan RANGANATHAN, Stephen R. VAN DOREN, Joseph NUZMAN, Niall D. MCDONNELL, Michael A. O'HANLON, Lokpraveen B. MOSUR, Tracy Garrett DRYSDALE, Eriko NURVITADHI, Asit K. MISHRA, Ganesh VENKATESH, Deborah T. MARR, Nicholas P. CARTER, Jonathan D. PEARCE, Edward T. GROCHOWSKI, Richard J. GRECO, Robert VALENTINE, Jesus CORBAL, Thomas D. FLETCHER, Dennis R. BRADFORD, Dwight P. MANLEY, Mark J. CHARNEY, Jeffrey J. COOK, Paul CAPRIOLI, Koichi YAMADA, Kent D. GLOSSOP, David B. SHEFFIELD
  • Publication number: 20200325966
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for a multi-speed electric axle assembly with three gear ratios. The multi-speed electric axle assembly includes one or more power supplies, one or more shafts operatively coupled to the one or more power supplies and a differential, and one or more Ravigneaux gear assemblies integrated with the one or more shafts. The one or more Ravigneaux gear assemblies of the multi-speed electric axle assembly providing the three gear ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew T. BRAMMER, Michael D. COOK, Jordan M. HOUSER
  • Publication number: 20200324647
    Abstract: An electric axle assembly having dual motors and dual disconnects allowing for selectably disconnecting either one of the motors so that either motor may operate as the primary drive motor. Each of the dual motors is coupled to a layshaft, and each disconnect is positioned between a gear reduction at the output of the motor and a gear reduction connected to the layshaft. The layshaft is coupled to a differential via a clutch and gear set, the gear set providing a two-speed transmission for power delivered from the layshaft to the differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. COOK, Darren J. ZISKOVSKY
  • Publication number: 20200324639
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for a drive arrangement for a vehicle including a housing, a double planetary gear set partially or fully contained within the housing, an input shaft selectively engaged with the double planetary gear set, a first clutch assembly coupled to the input shaft and selectively engaged with the double planetary gear set, a second clutch assembly coupled to the input shaft and selectively engaged with the double planetary gear set, and a sliding spline coupled to the input shaft and selectively engaged with the double planetary gear set. The double planetary gear set including a first sun gear, a second sun gear, a first set of planetary gears, a second set of planetary gears, a planetary gear carrier, and a ring gear, wherein components of the double planetary gear set are lockable thereby providing three different gear ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew T. BRAMMER, Michael D. COOK
  • Publication number: 20200260173
    Abstract: A housing has a bud portion abutting an elongated stem portion. The bud portion is to fit within an ear. The bud portion has a primary sound outlet at its far end that is to be inserted into an outer ear canal, and abuts the stem portion at its near end. A speaker driver is inside the bud portion. Electronic circuitry inside the housing includes a wireless communications interface to receive audio content over-the-air and in response provides an audio signal to the speaker driver. A rechargeable battery as a power source for the electronic circuitry is located inside a cavity of the stem portion. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Zachary C. Rich, Kurt R. Stiehl, Arun D. Chawan, Michael B. Howes, Jonathan S. Aase, Esge B. Andersen, Yacine Azmi, Jahan C. Minoo, David J. Shaw, Aarti Kumar, Augustin Prats, Robert D. Watson, Baptiste P. Paquier, Axel D. Berny, Benjamin W. Cook, Jerzy S. Guterman, Benjamin Adair Cousins
  • Patent number: 10675152
    Abstract: Methods of reducing loading across a cartilaginous joint, or of reducing pain in a cartilaginous joint caused by cartilage damage in the joint. The methods involve implanting one or more magnetic devices in the bones, or affixing one or more magnetic devices onto the surface of the bones, that form the joint. For example, to reduce loading or reduce pain in a knee joint, one or more magnetic devices maybe implanted in the femur and in the tibia. The magnetic devices are oriented to generate a repulsive magnetic force between the one or more magnetic devices of each of the bones forming the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Cook, Samantha L. Salkeld, Laura P. Patron, Liam P. Nolan, Michael C. Harrison
  • Patent number: 10567861
    Abstract: A housing has a bud portion abutting an elongated stem portion. The bud portion is to fit within an ear. The bud portion has a primary sound outlet at its far end that is to be inserted into an outer ear canal, and abuts the stem portion at its near end. A speaker driver is inside the bud portion. Electronic circuitry inside the housing includes a wireless communications interface to receive audio content over-the-air and in response provides an audio signal to the speaker driver. A rechargeable battery as a power source for the electronic circuitry is located inside a cavity of the stem portion. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary C. Rich, Kurt R. Stiehl, Arun D. Chawan, Michael B. Howes, Jonathan S. Aase, Esge B. Andersen, Yacine Azmi, Jahan C. Minoo, David J. Shaw, Aarti Kumar, Augustin Prats, Robert D. Watson, Baptiste P. Paquier, Axel D. Berny, Benjamin W. Cook, Jerzy S. Guterman, Benjamin Adair Cousins
  • Patent number: 10555787
    Abstract: A bone screw comprising a shaft, in which the shaft comprises a bore that is configured to fit a magnet. In addition, a bone plate comprising apertures that can fit the bone screw. The bone plate may be fastened to bone using the bone screws, and the bone screws may be oriented to generate attractive or repulsive forces. Further, a disc-shaped housing that comprises a magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Gomboc, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen D. Cook, Samantha L. Salkeld, Laura P. Patron, Liam P. Nolan, Michael C. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20200031703
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming glass tubing is described. The apparatus for forming glass tubing comprises an endless former with an outer surface and an inner passage defining an inner surface. The apparatus for forming glass tubing further comprises two chambers from which molten glass may flow. One chamber flows molten glass to the outer surface of the endless former and another chamber flows molten glass to the inner surface of the endless former. The two flows of molten glass meet at the bottom of the former to form glass tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Paul D. Albee, Antoine Gaston Denis Bisson, Olus Naili Boratav, Patrick Joseph Cimo, Glen Bennett Cook, Frank Coppola, Michael Thomas Gallagher, Laurent Joubaud, Irene Mona Peterson, Richard Curwood Peterson, George Clinton Shay, Nicholas Ryan Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20200022818
    Abstract: An intervertebral disc replacement device comprising a superior plate and an inferior plate, in which each plate contains one or more embedded magnets. The one or more magnets in the superior plate and the one or more magnet in the inferior plate are oriented such that a magnetic force exists between the one or more magnets in the superior plate and the one or more magnet in the inferior plate. In addition, an intervertebral disc replacement device comprising a superior plate and an inferior plate, in which each plate contains one or more embedded magnets, and the plates are designed to form an articulating surface. Further, an intervertebral disc replacement device comprising a superior plate, an inferior plate, and a spacer, in which each plate contains one or more embedded magnets, and the superior and inferior plates are designed to form articulating surfaces with the spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Cook, Michael C. Harrison, Liam P. Nolan, Laura P. Patron, Samantha L. Salkeld
  • Publication number: 20200022731
    Abstract: A magnetic screw device of a bone screw and one or more magnets that are attached to the bone screw. The bone screw may have a stem, which comprises a connector and at least one thread, and a housing assembly. The connector of the stem may be configured to articulate with the housing assembly such that the stem can rotate and angulate relative to the housing assembly. The magnetic screw device may be used to treat or stabilize spines with abnormal curvature, prevent further curvature progression, and relieve pain associated with abnormal curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Cook, Samantha L. Salkeld, Laura P. Patron, Liam P. Nolan, Michael C. Harrison
  • Publication number: 20190347125
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems, methods, and apparatuses for heterogeneous computing are described. In some embodiments, a hardware heterogeneous scheduler dispatches instructions for execution on one or more plurality of heterogeneous processing elements, the instructions corresponding to a code fragment to be processed by the one or more of the plurality of heterogeneous processing elements, wherein the instructions are native instructions to at least one of the one or more of the plurality of heterogeneous processing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Rajesh M. SANKARAN, Gilbert NEIGER, Narayan RANGANATHAN, Stephen R. VAN DOREN, Joseph NUZMAN, Niall D. MCDONNELL, Michael A. O'HANLON, Lokpraveen B. MOSUR, Tracy Garrett DRYSDALE, Eriko NURVITADHI, Asit K. MISHRA, Ganesh VENKATESH, Deborah T. MARR, Nicholas P. CARTER, Jonathan D. PEARCE, Edward T. GROCHOWSKI, Richard J. GRECO, Robert VALENTINE, Jesus CORBAL, Thomas D. FLETCHER, Dennis R. BRADFORD, Dwight P. MANLEY, Mark J. CHARNEY, Jeffrey J. COOK, Paul CAPRIOLI, Koichi YAMADA, Kent D. GLOSSOP, David B. SHEFFIELD
  • Patent number: 10472269
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming glass tubing is described. The apparatus for forming glass tubing comprises an endless former with an outer surface and an inner passage defining an inner surface. The apparatus for forming glass tubing further comprises two chambers from which molten glass may flow. One chamber flows molten glass to the outer surface of the endless former and another chamber flows molten glass to the inner surface of the endless former. The two flows of molten glass meet at the bottom of the former to form glass tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Gallagher, Patrick Joseph Cimo, Nicholas Ryan Wheeler, Frank Coppola, Irene Mona Peterson, Richard Curwood Peterson, Olus Naili Boratav, George Clinton Shay, Paul D Albee, Laurent Joubaud, Antoine Gaston Denis Bisson, Glen Bennett Cook
  • Publication number: 20190253759
    Abstract: A system and method for utilizing a secured service provider memory are disclosed. An electronic device is associated with a subscriber and is in communication with a data distribution network configured to deliver data by a service provider to the subscriber. The data distribution network comprises a server in communication with the data distribution network and the server configured to deliver a stream of data over the data distribution network. The electronic device comprises a first memory communicatively connected to the server. The first memory is configured to receive and store data from the server and it is accessible by the subscriber. A second memory is also communicatively connected to the server. The second memory is configured to receive and store data from the server, though the second memory is accessible only by the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Clinton J. Smoyer, Andrew V. Cook, Jade D. Kerr, Michael P. Morrissey, Kevin M. McBride
  • Patent number: 10253679
    Abstract: A thermal management system for a vehicle including an engine and a transmission can include a radiator, first and second heat exchangers, a control valve and a bypass valve. The radiator can be configured for fluid communication with the engine. The first heat exchanger can be configured for fluid communication with the transmission. The control valve can be configured to selectively communicate a source of relative warm engine fluid or a source of relative cool engine fluid to the first heat exchanger in order to warm or cool the transmission fluid, respectively. The second heat exchanger can be configured to exchanger heat between the transmission fluid and the ambient fluid external to the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The by-pass valve can be configured to selectively direct transmission fluid into or to by-pass the second heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael D. Cook, Matthew R. Scott
  • Patent number: 9796244
    Abstract: A thermal management system and method for a vehicle can include providing an engine, a transmission, a radiator, and a thermostat. A first heat exchanger can be in fluid communication with the transmission to heat or cool transmission fluid. A hot branch line can extend from the engine to the first heat exchanger to supply engine coolant to the first heat exchanger. The hot branch line can be in fluid communication with each of the engine and the first heat exchanger. A heat exchanger return line can be in fluid communication with each of the first heat exchanger and an inlet of the thermostat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael D Cook, Matthew R Scott, Joaquin A Pelaez, Timothy Bressau
  • Publication number: 20170037770
    Abstract: A thermal management system for a vehicle including an engine and a transmission can include a radiator, first and second heat exchangers, a control valve and a bypass valve. The radiator can be configured for fluid communication with the engine. The first heat exchanger can be configured for fluid communication with the transmission. The control valve can be configured to selectively communicate a source of relative warm engine fluid or a source of relative cool engine fluid to the first heat exchanger in order to warm or cool the transmission fluid, respectively. The second heat exchanger can be configured to exchanger heat between the transmission fluid and the ambient fluid external to the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The by-pass valve can be configured to selectively direct transmission fluid into or to by-pass the second heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Michael D. COOK, Matthew R. SCOTT
  • Publication number: 20150204220
    Abstract: A thermal management system and method for a vehicle can include providing an engine, a transmission, a radiator, and a thermostat. A first heat exchanger can be in fluid communication with the transmission to heat or cool transmission fluid. A hot branch line can extend from the engine to the first heat exchanger to supply engine coolant to the first heat exchanger. The hot branch line can be in fluid communication with each of the engine and the first heat exchanger. A heat exchanger return line can be in fluid communication with each of the first heat exchanger and an inlet of the thermostat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael D. COOK, Matthew R. SCOTT, Joaquin A. PELAEZ, Timothy BRESSAU
  • Publication number: 20140278633
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enabling skill-based searching for jobs and/or job candidates. A number of profiles, resumes and/or other data records may be stored in association with a number of individuals, where each record may include information regarding skills and associated skill competency levels possessed by an individual. The records may be searched based on various criteria, such as by indicating a skill and associated minimum competency level desired of candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin M. Daly, Jean M. Aycock, Michael D. Cook