Patents by Inventor Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan 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: 20210297579
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to managing the operation of devices within a home or other property based upon received image data. According to certain aspects, a controller within the home may receive, with customer permission or consent, image data from image sensors disposed throughout the home. The controller may analyze the image data in combination with profile data for individuals associated with the home to determine that a certain individual is indicated in the image data. The controller may further determine an action to facilitate based upon the individual being detected in a certain location of the property, and may direct smart devices to perform that action. As a result, the present embodiments may facilitate providing occupant-location based (or occupant-presence or preference based) functionality, functions, or services, and/or directing operations of smart devices located about a property based upon occupant location, presence, preferences, and/or activities at the property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: State Farm Mutual Autmobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jackie O. Jordan, II, John Donovan, David Turrentine, Torri Wollenschlager, Bryan R. Nussbaum, Deanna Stockweather, Jeffrey W. Stoiber, Kerstin Markwardt, Gail L. Carlson, Kyle C. Schiebel, Troy Winslow, Joseph P. Harr, Ellakate Wagner, Michael Harris, Jr., Jennylind Sun
  • Patent number: 11124792
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polynucleotides, compositions, and methods for controlling insect pests, especially flea beetles, such as Phyllotreta spp. and Psylliodes spp., particularly in plants. More specifically, polynucleotides such as double-stranded RNA triggers and methods of use thereof for modifying the expression of genes in flea beetles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Crawford, Brian Donovan Eads
  • Patent number: 11000822
    Abstract: A method of sorbing a PFAS compound from a contaminated environment can include admixing a modified clay sorbent with the environment. The modified clay can include a clay intercalated with a blend of mono-quaternary amine compound and di-quaternary amine compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Specialty Minerals (Michigan) Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Donovan
  • Patent number: 10977704
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and non-transitory processor readable media of the various embodiments enable in store voice picking systems. In various embodiments, an end-to-end voice ordering and fulfillment system for a retail store may enable a customer to place an order over the phone, a personal shopper to be directed to fill the order via voice commands, and the order to be made available for pickup at the retail store by the customer or delivered to the customer from the retail store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Intelligrated Headquarters, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Donovan McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10911810
    Abstract: The non-linear content scheduling and encoding (recording) system provides a highly automated file-based video-on-demand (VOD) publishing workflow. The system includes content-provider scheduling and broadcast programming for encoding, editing, and distribution of video assets (e.g., episodes). The invention effectively scales VOD production and allows broadcasters to use the same schedule and sources as their traditional playout operation to quickly and efficiently produce VOD deliverables with all the correct metadata. The systems of the invention process content at significantly faster rates than traditional, real-time VOD generation. The systems provide program management and incorporate traffic system ad components within fully integrated VOD publishing. The systems enable automatic retrieval of sources for VOD generation from generic storage, video servers, non-linear editing systems, archiving systems, content delivery systems, data or video tapes, as well as from live video sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Graham Cole, Kevin Barry, Michael Donovan, Tim Harty
  • Publication number: 20200408566
    Abstract: Automatic diagnostics of a building is provided. Computer-implemented methods, systems, platforms and devices are provided to optimize building management including energy usage. Aspects and features in embodiments include note topic clustering, machine learning and optimization algorithm development, automatic issue detection and categorization, customizable issue detection and categorization, and automatic note generation. Scalable self-learning systems and methods for building operation and management are also provided. A system creates a generic anomaly detection and classification machine learning model based on a general training dataset, deploys the model in a cloud server, and creates a copy of the model for each individual building/equipment/device of a user. The system further detects and classifies anomalies from real-time sensor data based off of the model. In a further feature, the system continuously updates the model based on a user's feedback about the detection and classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Minkyung Kang, Michael Donovan, Logan Soya
  • Publication number: 20200368717
    Abstract: A method of sorbing a PFAS compound from a contaminated environment can include admixing a modified clay sorbent with the environment. The modified clay can include a clay intercalated with a blend of mono-quaternary amine compound and di-quaternary amine compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Donovan
  • Publication number: 20200213652
    Abstract: The non-linear content scheduling and encoding (recording) system provides a highly automated file-based video-on-demand (VOD) publishing workflow. The system includes content-provider scheduling and broadcast programming for encoding, editing, and distribution of video assets (e.g., episodes). The invention effectively scales VOD production and allows broadcasters to use the same schedule and sources as their traditional playout operation to quickly and efficiently produce VOD deliverables with all the correct metadata. The systems of the invention process content at significantly faster rates than traditional, real-time VOD generation. The systems provide program management and incorporate traffic system ad components within fully integrated VOD publishing. The systems enable automatic retrieval of sources for VOD generation from generic storage, video servers, non-linear editing systems, archiving systems, content delivery systems, data or video tapes, as well as from live video sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Graham COLE, Kevin BARRY, Michael DONOVAN, Tim HARTY
  • Patent number: 10638181
    Abstract: The non-linear content scheduling and encoding (recording) system provides a highly automated file-based video-on-demand (VOD) publishing workflow. The system includes content-provider scheduling and broadcast programming for encoding, editing, and distribution of video assets (e.g., episodes). The invention effectively scales VOD production and allows broadcasters to use the same schedule and sources as their traditional playout operation to quickly and efficiently produce VOD deliverables with all the correct metadata. The systems of the invention process content at significantly faster rates than traditional, real-time VOD generation. The systems provide program management and incorporate traffic system ad components within fully integrated VOD publishing. The systems enable automatic retrieval of sources for VOD generation from generic storage, video servers, non-linear editing systems, archiving systems, content delivery systems, data or video tapes, as well as from live video sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Graham Cole, Kevin Barry, Michael Donovan, Tim Harty
  • Publication number: 20190372798
    Abstract: A scalable installation of facility data monitoring in a facility having one or more meters. In embodiments, a method and a system provide scalable installation through an application and a user-interface on a mobile device. The mobile device is coupled over a network to a remote online data monitoring service. The method includes installing a hub, installing one or more bridges including coupling the bridge(s) to one or more meters, connecting the installed bridge to the installed hub over one or more wireless communication links, and connecting the installed hub with the mobile device over a wireless communication link. In other embodiments, methods and systems provide scalable installation of facility data monitoring that includes enabling a user through a user-interface at the mobile device to enter information in response to the application on the mobile device communicating with the remote online data monitoring service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Aquicore Inc.
    Inventors: Logan Soya, Roy Illingworth, Michael Donovan
  • Patent number: 10444235
    Abstract: This present invention systems and methods of accessing/monitoring the responsiveness of a breast cancer to a therapeutic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUNDACAO D. ANNA SOMMER CHAMPALIMAUD E DR. CARLOS MONTEZ CHAMPALIMAUD
    Inventors: Michael Donovan, Doug Powell, Faisal Khan
  • Publication number: 20190263683
    Abstract: Embodiments of a gravity filter for potable water comprise a loose filter bed comprising ion exchange resin particles and activated carbon particles, and a porous non-woven filter substrate disposed downstream of the loose filter bed, wherein the porous non-woven filter substrate comprises an impregnated heavy metal scavenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Donovan Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10336629
    Abstract: Embodiments of a gravity filter for potable water comprise a loose filter bed comprising ion exchange resin particles and activated carbon particles, and a porous non-woven filter substrate disposed downstream of the loose filter bed, wherein the porous non-woven filter substrate comprises an impregnated heavy metal scavenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventor: Michael Donovan Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10332115
    Abstract: A system may receive a transaction request for a transaction using a transaction authorization protocol. The transaction request may include a transaction amount and may also be associated with a transaction account. The system may transmit a request to authenticate a user associated with the transaction account. The request to authenticate uses the transaction authorization protocol. The system may also receive an authentication message using the transaction authorization protocol. The authentication message may comprise authentication metadata that indicates an authentication type and/or an authentication outcome. The authentication type may include biometric authentication techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Donovan, Jonathan Lupton, Upendra Mardikar
  • Patent number: 10321175
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a network interface. The apparatus includes a processor coupled to the network interface. The apparatus further includes memory accessible to the processor. The memory includes instructions executable by the processor to perform operations. The operations include receiving user history data based on operation of a customer premise equipment device. The operations include determining additional information based on information extrapolated from the user history data. The operations include dynamically generating a user interface based on the user history data and based on the additional information. The operations further include initiating a transmission of the user interface to the customer premise equipment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shiv Kumar, Paritosh Bajpay, John Michael Donovan, Narendra Ravi
  • Publication number: 20180346351
    Abstract: Embodiments of a gravity filter for potable water comprise a loose filter bed comprising ion exchange resin particles and activated carbon particles, and a porous non-woven filter substrate disposed downstream of the loose filter bed, wherein the porous non-woven filter substrate comprises an impregnated heavy metal scavenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventor: Michael Donovan Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10065811
    Abstract: A robotic carton unloader for unloading a carton pile resting on a floor includes a mobile body movable across the floor on more than one wheel. A conveyor system mounted on the mobile body conveys unloaded cartons thereon. A robotic arm assembly has a manipulator head attached to a front end of the upper arm assembly. The manipulator head engages at least one carton at a time from a carton pile resting on a floor for movement to the conveyor system. A built-in jacking apparatus is extendable from the mobile body to a floor to raise the mobile body a distance sufficient to raise at least one of the more than one wheel away from contacting the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTERS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Donovan McCarthy, Michael L. Girtman, Thomas Michael Ferner
  • Patent number: 10063156
    Abstract: A leakage reduction circuit is described herein that is configured to reduce high voltage leakage that may occur in electrical power step-down scenarios. The leakage reduction circuit, for instance, may be employed in a power adapter for a client device, such as a mobile computing device. For example, a power adapter may include a high voltage alternating current (AC) input, and circuitry for converting the AC input into lower voltage direct current (DC) for output to a client device. Implementations of the disclosed leakage reduction circuit include an arrangement of capacitors that provides a noise return path (e.g., for common mode noise) in a power adapter, while reducing high voltage leakage that may occur from a high voltage AC input to a lower voltage DC output of the power adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Chee Kiong Fong, David Richard Perchilk, Suet Fong Tin, Michael Donovan Rulien, Perry Samuel Stultz, Edward C. Giaimo, III
  • Patent number: 10016954
    Abstract: Geocomposite articles that can provide a barrier against high conductivity water e.g., ocean water, are described and their method of manufacture, for waterproofing surfaces that contact high conductivity water. The geocomposite article mat includes a woven or non-woven geotextile sheet or mat containing a powdered or granular partially cross-linked acrylamide/acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer across its entire major surface(s). The powdered or granular copolymer has an unexpectedly high free-swell when hydrated with High Conductivity water, such as ocean water. A liquid-impermeable cover sheet is adhered to the upper major surfaces of the filled copolymer-carrying geotextile to provide a primary high conductivity water barrier layer that, if ruptured, is sealed by the swell of an underlying layer of water-insoluble, partially cross-linked acrylamide/acrylic acid copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: AMCOL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Donovan, Thomas W. Beihoffer, Nataliya V. Larionova, Marek R. Mosiewicz
  • Patent number: 9995014
    Abstract: Geocomposite articles that can provide a barrier against high conductivity water e.g., ocean water, are described and their method of manufacture, for waterproofing surfaces that contact high conductivity water. The geocomposite article mat includes a woven or non-woven geotextile sheet or mat containing a powdered or granular partially cross-linked acrylamide/acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer across its entire major surface(s). The powdered or granular copolymer has an unexpectedly high free-swell when hydrated with High Conductivity water, such as ocean water. A liquid-impermeable cover sheet is adhered to the upper major surfaces of the filled copolymer-carrying geotextile to provide a primary high conductivity water barrier layer that, if ruptured, is sealed by the swell of an underlying layer of water-insoluble, partially cross-linked acrylamide/acrylic acid copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: AMCOL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Donovan, Thomas W. Beihoffer, Nataliya V. Larionova, Marek R. Mosiewicz