Patents by Inventor Michael D. Morris

Michael D. Morris 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: 20190217273
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a chromatographic stationary phase material for various different modes of chromatography represented by Formula 1: [X](W)a(Q)b(T)c (Formula 1). X can be a high purity chromatographic core composition having a surface comprising a silica core material, metal oxide core material, an inorganic-organic hybrid material or a group of block copolymers thereof. W can be absent and/or can include hydrogen and/or can include a hydroxyl on the surface of X. Q can be a functional group that minimizes retention variation over time (drift) under chromatographic conditions utilizing low water concentrations. T can include one or more hydrophilic, polar, ionizable, and/or charged functional groups that chromatographically interact with the analyte. Additionally, b and c can be positive numbers, with the ratio 0.05?(b/c)?100, and a?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin D. Wyndham, Michael F. Morris, Darryl W. Brousmiche, Jason F. Hill, Jacob N. Fairchild
  • Patent number: 10301439
    Abstract: Methods to make a silica elastomer composite with a destabilized dispersion of a never-dried, or as-produced, precipitated silica are described, along with silica elastomer composites made from the methods. The advantages achieved with the methods are further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Jincheng Xiong, Martin C. Green, William R. Williams, Dmitry Fomitchev, Gerald D. Adler, Duane G. McDonald, Ron Grosz, Michael D. Morris
  • Publication number: 20190158994
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content are disclosed herein. An example method includes: detecting, via the touch-sensitive display, a search activation gesture from a user of the electronic device. The method also includes: in response to detecting only the search activation gesture, displaying a search interface on substantially all of the touch-sensitive display, the search interface including: (i) a search entry portion; and (ii) a predictions portion with one or more user interface objects each associated with a respective locally-installed application. Each respective locally-installed application is selected from among a plurality of locally-installed applications for inclusion in the predictions portion based on an application usage history associated with the user of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Publication number: 20190141494
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes executing, on the device, an application in response to an instruction from a user of the electronic device. While executing the application, the method further includes collecting usage data. The usage data at least includes one or more actions performed by the user within the application. The method also includes: automatically, without human intervention, obtaining at least one trigger condition based on the collected usage data and associating the at least one trigger condition with a particular action of the one or more actions performed by the user within the application. Upon determining that the at least one trigger condition has been satisfied, the method includes providing an indication to the user that the particular action associated with the trigger condition is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Publication number: 20180273702
    Abstract: Methods to make a silica and carbon black elastomer composite with a destabilized dispersion that includes silica are described, along with particle reinforced elastomer composites made from the methods. The advantages achieved with the methods are further described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jincheng Xiong, Martin C. Green, William R. Williams, Dmitry Fomitchev, Gerald D. Adler, Duane G. McDonald, Ron Grosz, Michael D. Morris
  • Publication number: 20180251609
    Abstract: Methods to make a silica elastomer composite with a destabilized dispersion of a never-dried, or as-produced, precipitated silica are described, along with silica elastomer composites made from the methods. The advantages achieved with the methods are further described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jincheng Xiong, Martin C. Green, William R. Williams, Dmitry Fomitchev, Gerald D. Adler, Duane G. McDonald, Ron Grosz, Michael D. Morris
  • Patent number: 10030128
    Abstract: A wet mix elastomer composite comprising carbon black dispersed in an elastomer including a blend of a natural rubber and styrene-butadiene rubber. When the wet mix elastomer composite is processed with CTV Method 1, the vulcanized wet mix elastomer composite exhibits a resistivity that A) has a natural logarithm satisfying the equation ln(resistivity)??0.1(loading)+x, where x is 14, or B) is at least 2.9 times greater than the resistivity of a vulcanized dry mix elastomer composite having the same composition and prepared using Comparative CTV Method 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Xuan Zhang, Ting Wang, Michael D. Morris
  • Patent number: 10000613
    Abstract: Methods to make a silica and carbon black elastomer composite with a destabilized dispersion that includes silica are described, along with particle reinforced elastomer composites made from the methods. The advantages achieved with the methods are further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Jincheng Xiong, Martin C. Green, William R. Williams, Dmitry Fomitchev, Gerald D. Adler, Duane G. McDonald, Ron Grosz, Michael D. Morris
  • Patent number: 9926413
    Abstract: Methods to make a silica elastomer composite with a destabilized dispersion of a never-dried, or as-produced, precipitated silica are described, along with silica elastomer composites made from the methods. The advantages achieved with the methods are further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Jincheng Xiong, Martin C. Green, William R. Williams, Dmitry Fomitchev, Gerald D. Adler, Duane G. McDonald, Ron Grosz, Michael D. Morris
  • Publication number: 20170306107
    Abstract: Methods to make a silica elastomer composite with a destabilized dispersion of a never-dried, or as-produced, precipitated silica are described, along with silica elastomer composites made from the methods. The advantages achieved with the methods are further described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jincheng Xiong, Martin C. Green, William R. Williams, Dmitry Fomitchev, Gerald D. Adler, Duane G. McDonald, Ron Grosz, Michael D. Morris
  • Publication number: 20170306108
    Abstract: Methods to make a silica and carbon black elastomer composite with a destabilized dispersion that includes silica are described, along with particle reinforced elastomer composites made from the methods. The advantages achieved with the methods are further described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jincheng Xiong, Martin C. Green, William R. Williams, Dmitry Fomitchev, Gerald D. Adler, Duane G. McDonald, Ron Grosz, Michael D. Morris
  • Publication number: 20160377637
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus are disclosed for diagnosing or assisting a diagnosis of a bone tissue condition. A specimen associated with bone tissue suspected of being infected is irradiated using a monochromatic light source. The specimen may be irradiated in vivo or ex vivo, and/or within a growth medium. Light scattered during the irradiation is gathered and its Raman spectral content is determined to detect one or more pathological calcium phosphate minerals, such as brushite and uncarbonated apatite, resulting from a conversion of carbonated-apatite in the presence of bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Francis W.l. Esmonde-White, Karen A. Esmonde-White, Michael D. Morris, Blake J. Roessler
  • Patent number: 9238724
    Abstract: A method of producing an elastomer composite. The method includes A) combining a first fluid comprising elastomer latex with a second fluid comprising particulate filler; B) causing the elastomer latex to coagulate, thereby forming masterbatch crumb; C) bringing the masterbatch crumb to a water content of about 1 weight percent to about 20 weight percent, thereby forming a de-watered coagulum; D) removing water from the de-watered coagulum by subjecting the dewatered coagulum to mechanical energy, thereby causing the dewatered coagulum to heat as a result of friction, while allowing the dewatered coagulum to achieve a temperature of about 130° C. to about 190° C., wherein water content is reduced to about 0.5% to about 3% and wherein substantially all of the decrease in water content is accomplished by evaporation, thereby producing a masticated masterbatch; and E) subjecting the masticated masterbatch to at least an additional 0.3 MJ/kg of mechanical energy while further reducing the water content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Meng-Jiao Wang, Ting Wang, Michael D. Morris, Xuan Zhang, Martin C. Green, Vijay R. Tirumala
  • Publication number: 20150337122
    Abstract: A wet mix elastomer composite comprising carbon black dispersed in an elastomer including a blend of a natural rubber and styrene-butadiene rubber. When the wet mix elastomer composite is processed with CTV Method 1, the vulcanized wet mix elastomer composite exhibits a resistivity that A) has a natural logarithm satisfying the equation ln(resistivity)??0.1(loading)+x, where x is 14, or B) is at least 2.9 times greater than the resistivity of a vulcanized dry mix elastomer composite having the same composition and prepared using Comparative CTV Method 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Xuan Zhang, Ting Wang, Michael D. Morris
  • Patent number: 9175150
    Abstract: Modified carbon blacks, such as rubber blacks, having a low PAH concentration are described. Furthermore, elastomeric or rubber compositions containing the modified carbon black of the present invention are further described, as well as methods of making modified carbon black having a low PAH concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick H. Rumpf, Michael D. Morris, James A. Belmont
  • Publication number: 20150291780
    Abstract: A process for preparing a tire comprising a rubber composition based on at least an elastomer composite, wherein the elastomer composite is prepared by a method comprising: feeding a continuous flow of a first fluid comprising a first elastomer latex to a mixing zone of a coagulum reactor; feeding a continuous flow of a second fluid comprising a second elastomer latex to the mixing zone; feeding a continuous flow of a third fluid comprising a particulate filler slurry to the mixing zone; allowing the first elastomer latex and the second elastomer latex to coagulate with the particulate filler; and discharging a flow of elastomer composite from a discharge end of the coagulum reactor, wherein the first elastomer latex and the second elastomer latex are incompatible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Xuan ZHANG, Ting Wang, Michael D. Morris
  • Patent number: 9096735
    Abstract: An elastomer composite with silica-containing filler is described, along with methods to make the same. The advantages achieved with the elastomer composite and methods are further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Morris, Anand Prakash, Frederick H. Rumpf
  • Publication number: 20140316058
    Abstract: An elastomer composite with silica-containing filler is described, along with methods to make the same. The advantages achieved with the elastomer composite and methods are further described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Morris, Anand Prakash, Frederick H. Rumpf
  • Publication number: 20140237509
    Abstract: An audio/video (A/V) processing system may receive a broadcast signal that includes commercials. The system may detect a first communication in the broadcast signal and obtain a user commercial type selection. The system may control whether to present the first commercial in the broadcast signal responsive to the user commercial type selection. The system may also determine a commercial placement location for relocating the first commercial within the broadcast signal, which may include a commercial sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel S. Bishop, Michael D. Morris, Arvin D. Danielson
  • Patent number: 8791177
    Abstract: An elastomer composite with silica-containing filler is described, along with methods to make the same. The advantages achieved with the elastomer composite and methods are further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Morris, Anand Prakash, Frederick H. Rumpf