Patents by Inventor Michael Donohue

Michael Donohue 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: 20220309498
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for a single degree tiered bracket matrix for secure digital resource distribution across a digital resource distribution network. In this way, the invention interrupts a digital resource distribution network and displays a tiered bracket matrix for a user to select from on the digital resource distribution network application. The tiered bracket matrix is determined by matching database points with an overlayed, timestamped, resource distribution network distributions for prepopulating of the matrix. Upon matching a user device contact hash value, the system may interrupt a resource distribution network application and splice in recommended users for resource distribution via the resource distribution network application in a tiered matrix display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Malathi Jivan, Kathleen Miranda Brand, Michael Donohue, Justin Riley duPont, Christina Ann Lillie, Jay Derek Prokupek, Yash Sharma
  • Patent number: 11454966
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for routing an autonomous vehicles based on an assessment of its limitations. The autonomous vehicle can avoid problematic routes by applying a set of rules to a map, where the set of rules are associated with a feature that causes a failure of the autonomous vehicle due to an autonomous vehicle limitation. Based on the application of the set of rules, a portion of a route on the map that is associated with the feature can be identified, and an identifier can be applied to the identified portion of the route associated with the feature on a routing map. The portion of the route can be omitted from a routable graph applied to the routing map, such that the route for the autonomous vehicle is generated in accordance with the routable graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael Rusignola, Brian Donohue, Lucio Rech, Stephen Worlow, Daniel Blick, Varun Bharadwaj
  • Patent number: 11429097
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for routing autonomous vehicles by simulating an autonomous vehicle traversing a route on a map representing a physical area. A router flag can be generated at a specific location on the map. A router flag rule that defines a factor that caused a failure of the autonomous vehicle can then be created at the location, and the autonomous vehicle can be simulated traversing the to identify at least one other area on the map where the autonomous vehicle is likely to fail. An identifier can be applied to the other area on the map where the autonomous vehicle is likely to fail according to the router flag rule. The other area with the applied identifier can be omitted from a routable graph applied to the routing map, such that the route for the autonomous vehicle is generated in accordance with the routable graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael Rusignola, Brian Donohue, Lucio Rech, Stephen Worlow, Daniel Blick, Varun Bharadwaj
  • Patent number: 11329469
    Abstract: An apparatus for limiting event energy in an underground structure having free space includes: an inner layer configured to envelope and seal an interior volume; an outer layer configured to envelope the inner layer; and, wherein the interior volume includes a volume-occupying material, having a solid material, a semi-solid material, a gaseous material, or any combination of the solid, the semi-solid, and the gaseous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CONSOLIDATED EDISON COMPANY OF NEW YORK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Donohue, Colleen Murach, Stanley Lewis
  • Publication number: 20220038891
    Abstract: In general, apparatuses, methods and computer program products for construction and detection of spatial movements in a virtual reality (VR) space for performance of electronic activities are disclosed. A VR composite credential authentication device is provided that is configured is structured for capturing, customizing and transforming one or more VR composite credentials of a user and authenticating electronic activities based on at least the VR composite credentials. The VR composite credentials of the user are captured using one or more VR spatial sensor devices which are configured for capture and imaging of VR spatial movement and position credentials. The captured credentials are analyzed to determine an associated electronic activity. The electronic activity is initiated, automatically, in response to the successful validation of the captured credentials. Moreover, the invention allows for setting-up an infinitely customizable library of registered VR composite credentials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin Riley duPont, Heather Roseann Dolan, Michael Donohue, Tony England, Lindsay Higgins, Malathi Jivan, Christina Ann Lillie
  • Publication number: 20210203145
    Abstract: An apparatus for limiting event energy in an underground structure having free space includes: an inner layer configured to envelope and seal an interior volume; an outer layer configured to envelope the inner layer; and, wherein the interior volume includes a volume-occupying material, having a solid material, a semi-solid material, a gaseous material, or any combination of the solid, the semi-solid, and the gaseous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Donohue, Colleen Murach, Stanley Lewis
  • Patent number: 10063648
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for relaying mobile communications is provided. The system hosts a communication application operated by mobile communication devices. When a communication is received for a user of a destination device that is off-line, the system determines whether the destination device is capable of receiving an unsolicited message (e.g., a push message, a peer-to-peer message). The system then selects a different mobile device capable of sending a peer-to-peer relay message to the destination device. A relay request is transmitted to the selected device, which causes it to generate and transmit toward the destination device a relay message that will cause the destination device to connect to the system. Either or both of the relay device and the destination device may delete the messages it sends and/or receives during this process, before a user of the device opens the message(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventors: Michael Donohue, Bryan D. O'Connor, Jan Koum
  • Publication number: 20170142215
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for relaying mobile communications is provided. The system hosts a communication application operated by mobile communication devices. When a communication is received for a user of a destination device that is off-line, the system determines whether the destination device is capable of receiving an unsolicited message (e.g., a push message, a peer-to-peer message). The system then selects a different mobile device capable of sending a peer-to-peer relay message to the destination device. A relay request is transmitted to the selected device, which causes it to generate and transmit toward the destination device a relay message that will cause the destination device to connect to the system. Either or both of the relay device and the destination device may delete the messages it sends and/or receives during this process, before a user of the device opens the message(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Donohue, Bryan D. O'Connor, Jan Koum
  • Patent number: 9596577
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for relaying mobile communications is provided. The system hosts a communication application operated by mobile communication devices. When a communication is received for a user of a destination device that is off-line, the system determines whether the destination device is capable of receiving an unsolicited message (e.g., a push message, a peer-to-peer message). The system then selects a different mobile device capable of sending a peer-to-peer relay message to the destination device. A relay request is transmitted to the selected device, which causes it to generate and transmit toward the destination device a relay message that will cause the destination device to connect to the system. Either or both of the relay device and the destination device may delete the messages it sends and/or receives during this process, before a user of the device opens the message(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventors: Michael Donohue, Bryan D. O'Connor, Jan Koum
  • Publication number: 20150232317
    Abstract: The disclosed drain clearing devices have a housing that has a gas reservoir and a pressurization mechanism, such as hand pump and/or gas cartridge that compresses and/or maintains compressed gas in a gas reservoir. A nozzle and a pressure release actuator also attached to the housing. The pressure release actuator, when activated, causes compressed gas to be released from the gas reservoir through the nozzle and into a drain to clear an obstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Sean Michael Donohue, Robert Shawn Petersen
  • Patent number: 5987480
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering documents having dynamic content embedded over the worldwide Internet or a local internet or intranet. A data source is stored on a server computer connected to the Internet, the data source containing content in a form representing or reducible to names and corresponding values. Document templates are created by embedding dynamic tags and flow directives in markup language documents, the dynamic tags and flow directives containing one or more names of content stored in the data source. The document templates are stored on the server computer. The server computer can receive requests from client computers connected to the Internet, the requests identifying desired documents to be delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventors: Michael Donohue, Patrick Leung
  • Patent number: 4877422
    Abstract: A mobile aerial lift having a vehicle and a boom structure mounted on a vehicle. The boom structure has an outer extremity. A workman's basket is mounted on the outer extremity. A control is carried by the boom structure and is accessible to the workman's basket for controlling operation of the boom structure. The boom structure has an insulated boom section and an exclosed space is provided for at least a portion of the insulated boom section. Gas is supplied under positive pressure to the enclosed space and provides a clean, relatively moisture-free environment for a portion of the interior of the insulated boom section and maintains the electrical insulating properties of the insulated boom section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: GK Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Van J. Walbridge, R. Michael Donohue