Patents by Inventor Michael D. Hanson

Michael D. Hanson 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: 20240169737
    Abstract: A device may receive image data identifying images of a network device, and may receive environmental data, historical outage data, performance data, customer data, and historical weather data associated with the network device. The device may process the image data, with a first model, to identify objects of the network device and to generate classifications for the objects, and may process the objects, the classifications, and the environmental data, with a second model, to determine relationships between an environment of the network device and the objects. The device may process the objects, the classifications, the environmental data, the relationships, the historical outage data, the performance data, the customer data, and the historical weather data, with a third model, to predict a probability of damage to the network device or maintenance issues for the network device, and may perform actions based on the probability of damage and/or the maintenance issues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mumtaz Hannah Bee VAUHKONEN, Lucas SALTZ, Annie Y. WONG, Sujata WALSH, Michael D. HANSON, Nilam SHARMA, Allie K. WATFA
  • Publication number: 20240169296
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for managing activity notifications and determining incident scores for a plurality of locations indicating a level of vulnerability to damage or service disruption of an item of utility infrastructure. In an aspect, a method can include receiving an activity notification including an activity location; determining a location incident score for the activity location based a location-score heatmap; determining an activity notification disposition based on the incident score; and transmitting a message including the disposition. In another aspect a method can include training a location scoring model based on features from combined records including historical activity notifications and incident reports corresponding to a plurality of locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Allie K. WATFA, Christopher LIN, Denis D. AVILA, Jordan DAO, Michael Antony RAJ, Michael D. HANSON, Harold FISHER
  • Patent number: 11754798
    Abstract: A system supporting a cable to a building is provided. The system includes a device interposed between the cable and the building. The device includes a first portion. The device includes a second portion. The device includes a frangible segment having a break threshold. The frangible segment retains the first and second portions together below the break threshold and releases the first portion from the second portion upon the break threshold being reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Fiset, Marc J. Durocher, Jr., Erik Sheehan, Michael D. Hanson, Richard A. Warter
  • Patent number: 11475645
    Abstract: In some implementations, a device may determine dimensions of an installation area in a real-world environment and may obtain information identifying dimensions of an installation template associated with installing an equipment in the real-world environment. The device may determine a scale for displaying augmented reality representations associated with installing the equipment, based on the dimensions of the installation area and the dimensions of the installation template. The device may identify, based on information identifying an installation point of the installation template, a virtual installation point associated with installing the equipment in the installation area. The user device may display an augmented reality representation of the virtual installation point to enable a depiction of a corresponding real installation point in the installation area. The augmented reality representation may be displayed based on the scale and a distance from the user device to the installation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Ryan Grondin, Michael D. Hanson, Marc J. Durocher, Jr., Erik Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20220308302
    Abstract: A system supporting a cable to a building is provided. The system includes a device interposed between the cable and the building. The device includes a first portion. The device includes a second portion. The device includes a frangible segment having a break threshold. The frangible segment retains the first and second portions together below the break threshold and releases the first portion from the second portion upon the break threshold being reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Jeremy Fiset, Marc J. Durocher, JR., Erik Sheehan, Michael D. Hanson, Richard A. Warter
  • Publication number: 20220262076
    Abstract: In some implementations, a device may determine dimensions of an installation area in a real-world environment and may obtain information identifying dimensions of an installation template associated with installing an equipment in the real-world environment. The device may determine a scale for displaying augmented reality representations associated with installing the equipment, based on the dimensions of the installation area and the dimensions of the installation template. The device may identify, based on information identifying an installation point of the installation template, a virtual installation point associated with installing the equipment in the installation area. The user device may display an augmented reality representation of the virtual installation point to enable a depiction of a corresponding real installation point in the installation area. The augmented reality representation may be displayed based on the scale and a distance from the user device to the installation area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Ryan GRONDIN, Michael D. HANSON, Marc J. DUROCHER, JR., Erik SHEEHAN
  • Patent number: 11070289
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide a location-based remote testing service. The location-based remote testing service may receive a request for a remote test that includes location information indicating a location subject to a remote test. The service may correlate the location information to a network element of a network. The service may perform a remote test on the network element. The service may provide a result of the remote test to a device that requests the remote test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Hanson, Robert R. Sheehan
  • Patent number: 10742306
    Abstract: A monitoring platform may obtain information concerning a location of a node device on a wire and information concerning a location of an antenna of a customer premises equipment (CPE). The monitoring platform may cause, based on the information concerning the location of the node device and the information concerning the location of the antenna of the CPE, the node device to move from a first node device position to a second node device position on the wire. The monitoring platform may cause the node device and the CPE to communicate via a communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore G. Poppe, Miguel A. Goncalves, James John Richards, Kyle Brisson, Michael Antony Raj, Paul Kerl, Shawn A. Nuttall, Michael D. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20100275549
    Abstract: Self aligned clips connecting panels, such as solar panels, and cross members are disclosed. An upper clip portion has opposed alignment legs extending downwardly from an upper portion surface that are used to align an opening of the upper portion with a wall fastener housing of the lower portion used with a fastener to connect the upper and lower portions. Remaining fastener housings of the lower portion are used with fasteners to connect the lower portion of the clip to a support member. The lower portion has a space in between a pair of arms receiving the support member. A length between the opposed legs is slightly longer than a length of the wall of the lower portion allowing a user to place the pair of opposed legs just past opposed outer ends of the wall. In use, the lower portion is first installed on the support member with fastener housings and fasteners. The panel is butted against the lower portion and clamped into place when the upper portion is connected to the lower portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Roofscreen Manufacturing
    Inventors: Ryan W. Bruce, Michael D. Hanson
  • Patent number: 7736108
    Abstract: An anchor assembly having a nut which is pivotably connected to a sleeve which is slideable along a rod housing. The nut is pivotable to and from a position in vertical alignment with rod housing and a position perpendicular to the rod housing in which a threaded nut opening is in vertical alignment with a opening of the rod housing. A flange is disposed above the rod housing and a stop washer is disposed above the flange, the rod insertable within both the flange and washer. The threaded rod is insertable through the rod opening of the rod housing and threadable within the threaded opening of the nut when the nut is in a position perpendicular to the rod housing. When the nut of the anchor assembly is positioned into vertical alignment with the rod housing, the assembly can fit into a narrow hole. Once the nut clears the opening, the nut moves into the position perpendicular to the rod housing so that the rod may be threaded through the nut opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Roofscreen Mfg.
    Inventors: Ryan W. Bruce, William E. Warner, Michael D. Hanson