Patents by Inventor Michael Dowd

Michael Dowd 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: 20190289874
    Abstract: Stain prevention oral products comprising one or more stain prevention compounds are provided. The oral products provide stain prevention and stain reduction benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Minmin TIAN, Michael DODDS, Eric DOWD, Holly KNUTSEN, Amy MO, Lilian RAMIREZ
  • Publication number: 20190258893
    Abstract: In various implementations, a computing device is configured to provide a live preview of salient contours generated on a live digital video feed. In particular, a designer can use a computing device with a camera, such as a smart phone, to view a real-time preview of salient contours generated from edges detected in frames of a live digital video feed prior to capture, thereby eliminating the unpredictability of salient contours generated from a previously captured image. In some implementations, the salient contours are overlaid on a greyscale conversion of the live digital video feed for improved processing and visual contrast. Other implementations modify aspects of edge-detecting or post-processing filters for improved performance on mobile computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Atishay Jain, Shamit Kumar Mehta, Stakshi Jindal Garg, Geoffrey Charles Dowd, Arian Behzadi, Joseph Michael Andolina, David Ericksen
  • Patent number: 10364268
    Abstract: Methods of enhancing efficiency of downstream chromatography steps for purification of proteins comprising: (a) passing a composition comprising a polypeptide of interest and various contaminants through an ion exchange membrane, wherein the polypeptide and the membrane have opposite charge, at operating conditions comprised of a buffer having a pH sufficiently distinct from the pi of the polypeptide to enhance the charge of the polypeptide and a low ionic strength effective to prevent the shielding of charges by buffer ions, which cause the membrane to bind the polypeptide and at least one contaminant, (b) overloading the ion exchange membrane such that at least one contaminant remains bound to the membrane while the polypeptide of interest is primarily in the effluent; (c) collecting the effluent from the ion exchange membrane comprising the polypeptide of interest; (d) subjecting the membrane effluent comprising the polypeptide of interest to a purification step of similar charge as the previous membrane,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Joseph Bill, Jr., Arick Michael Brown, Christopher John Dowd, Brooke Ellen Thayer
  • Patent number: 10325175
    Abstract: In various implementations, a computing device is configured to provide a live preview of salient contours generated on a live digital video feed. In particular, a designer can use a computing device with a camera, such as a smart phone, to view a real-time preview of salient contours generated from edges detected in frames of a live digital video feed prior to capture, thereby eliminating the unpredictability of salient contours generated from a previously captured image. In some implementations, the salient contours are overlaid on a greyscale conversion of the live digital video feed for improved processing and visual contrast. Other implementations modify aspects of edge-detecting or post-processing filters for improved performance on mobile computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Atishay Jain, Shamit Kumar Mehta, Stakshi Jindal Garg, Geoffrey Charles Dowd, Arian Behzadi, Joseph Michael Andolina, David Ericksen
  • Patent number: 9143595
    Abstract: An overall wireless broadcast system utilizing headphones that react in terms of light colors and light impulses when attuned to specific broadcast channels is provided. Such a system provides a unique performance capability in relation to the whims and selections of headphone wearers and listeners at an event with multiple attendees, ostensibly creating a spontaneous, continually changing visual result for spectators and participants alike. The headphones utilized for such a purpose are particularly adapted to allow for channel selections based upon different broadcast music possibilities (such as from a DJ or music device located in sufficiently close proximity for a headphone wearer to receive the broadcast signal to the degree that the broadcast music can be properly heard within the headphones themselves) such that the headphones themselves become modified in their own presentation based upon such a channel selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan Michael Dowd
  • Patent number: 8886001
    Abstract: An optical sensor formed from an optical waveguide having at least one core surrounded by a cladding and a large diameter generally D-shaped portion is disclosed. Axial or compressive strain across the D-shaped cross section may be determined by measuring the change in polarization or birefringence of the light output from the sensor. A layer responsive to a parameter may be disposed on a flat portion of the D-shaped portion of the sensor. The refractive index of the layer changes and/or the layer applies a strain on the sensor in response to the parameter. Changes in the refractive index of the layer alters the light output from the sensor, which is measured over time and correlated to the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan D. Kersey, Paul E. Sanders, Martin A. Putnam, Edward Michael Dowd
  • Patent number: 8753689
    Abstract: Demineralized bone particles are obtained by demineralizing whole bone and thereafter subdividing the demineralized bone to provide the demineralized bone particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Morris, Lawrence A. Shimp, Kenneth C. Petersen, Albert Manrique, David Kaes, Nelson Scarborough, Michael Dowd
  • Publication number: 20140010891
    Abstract: Demineralized bone particles are obtained by demineralizing whole bone and thereafter subdividing the demineralized bone to provide the demineralized bone particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC. INC.
    Inventors: John W. Morris, Lawrence A. Shimp, Kenneth C. Petersen, Albert Manrique, David Kaes, Nelson Scarborough, Michael Dowd
  • Publication number: 20130283863
    Abstract: Methods for making a preform for a large diameter optical waveguide such as a cane waveguide are disclosed. The method includes inserting a preform into a glass tube to serve as cladding that provides a thickened preform, simultaneously fusing and stretching the thickened preform, sectioning the stretched and still thickened preform and repeating the procedure if necessary to provide an even further thickened preform. The drawing apparatus can be configured to work with the preform disposed either horizontally or vertically and usually includes a graphite resistance furnace. Typically, the drawing apparatus is an upper portion of a draw tower used for drawing an optical fiber from an optical fiber preform. The draw tower includes a tractor pulling mechanism that can adjust to grip a wide range of diameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Edward Michael Dowd, Andy Kuczma, III, Brian John Pike
  • Patent number: 8529962
    Abstract: Demineralized bone particles are obtained by demineralizing whole bone and thereafter subdividing the demineralized bone to provide the demineralized bone particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Morris, Lawrence A. Shimp, Kenneth C. Petersen, Albert Manrique, David Kaes, Nelson Scarborough, Michael Dowd
  • Publication number: 20120076452
    Abstract: An optical sensor formed from an optical waveguide having at least one core surrounded by a cladding and a large diameter generally D-shaped portion is disclosed. Axial or compressive strain across the D-shaped cross section may be determined by measuring the change in polarization or birefringence of the light output from the sensor. A layer responsive to a parameter may be disposed on a flat portion of the D-shaped portion of the sensor. The refractive index of the layer changes and/or the layer applies a strain on the sensor in response to the parameter. Changes in the refractive index of the layer alters the light output from the sensor, which is measured over time and correlated to the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Alan D. Kersey, Paul E. Sanders, Martin A. Putnam, Edward Michael Dowd
  • Patent number: 8073293
    Abstract: An optical sensor formed from an optical waveguide having at least one core surrounded by a cladding and a large diameter generally D-shaped portion is disclosed. Axial or compressive strain across the D-shaped cross section may be determined by measuring the change in polarization or birefringence of the light output from the sensor. A layer responsive to a parameter may be disposed on a flat portion of the D-shaped portion of the sensor. The refractive index of the layer changes and/or the layer applies a strain on the sensor in response to the parameter. Changes in the refractive index of the layer alters the light output from the sensor, which is measured over time and correlated to the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Weatherford, LAMB, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan D. Kersey, Paul E. Sanders, Martin A. Putnam, Edward Michael Dowd
  • Publication number: 20110108644
    Abstract: Demineralized bone particles are obtained by demineralizing whole bone and thereafter subdividing the demineralized bone to provide the demineralized bone particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: John W. Morris, Lawrence A. Shimp, Kenneth C. Petersen, Albert Manrique, David Kaes, Nelson Scarborough, Michael Dowd
  • Patent number: 7939108
    Abstract: Demineralized bone particles are obtained by demineralizing whole bone and thereafter subdividing the demineralized bone to provide the demineralized bone particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventors: John W. Morris, Lawrence A. Shimp, Kenneth C. Petersen, Albert Manrique, David Kaes, Nelson Scarborough, Michael Dowd
  • Publication number: 20080154386
    Abstract: Demineralized bone particles are obtained by demineralizing whole bone and thereafter subdividing the demineralized bone to provide the demineralized bone particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: John W. Morris, Lawrence A. Shimp, Kenneth C. Petersen, Albert Manrique, David Kaes, Nelson Scarborough, Michael Dowd
  • Patent number: 7323193
    Abstract: Demineralized bone particles are obtained by demineralizing whole bone and thereafter subdividing the demineralized bone to provide the demineralized bone particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Osteotech, Inc.
    Inventors: John Morris, Lawrence A. Shimp, Kenneth C. Petersen, Albert Manrique, David Kaes, Nelson Scarborough, Michael Dowd
  • Patent number: 7077367
    Abstract: A self-supporting display stand comprising a rigid base, a pair of upstanding rod-like support masts mounted on the base, and a corresponding pair of tension cables which connect the upper ends of the masts to the base. The upper end of each cable is connected to the upper end of the corresponding mast by means of a first connector which co-operates with the upper end of the mast. The lower end of the cable is connected to the base by means of a second connector having a body which is adapted to be retained in a suitably shaped socket or aperture in the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Dimensions Displays Limited
    Inventor: Michael Dowd
  • Publication number: 20040179765
    Abstract: An optical sensor formed from an optical waveguide having at least one core surrounded by a cladding and a large diameter generally D-shaped portion is disclosed. Axial or compressive strain across the D-shaped cross section may be determined by measuring the change in polarization or birefringence of the light output from the sensor. A layer responsive to a parameter may be disposed on a flat portion of the D-shaped portion of the sensor. The refractive index of the layer changes and/or the layer applies a strain on the sensor in response to the parameter. Changes in the refractive index of the layer alters the light output from the sensor, which is measured over time and correlated to the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Alan D. Kersey, Paul E. Sanders, Martin A. Putnam, Edward Michael Dowd
  • Publication number: 20040163420
    Abstract: Methods for making a preform for a large diameter optical waveguide such as a cane waveguide are disclosed. The method includes inserting a preform into a glass tube to serve as cladding that provides a thickened preform, simultaneously fusing and stretching the thickened preform, sectioning the stretched and still thickened preform and repeating the procedure if necessary to provide an even further thickened preform. The drawing apparatus can be configured to work with the preform disposed either horizontally or vertically and usually includes a graphite resistance furnace. Typically, the drawing apparatus is an upper portion of a draw tower used for drawing an optical fiber from an optical fiber preform. The draw tower includes a tractor pulling mechanism that can adjust to grip a wide range of diameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Edward Michael Dowd, Andrew S. Kuczma, Brian John Pike
  • Publication number: 20040023387
    Abstract: Demineralized bone particles are obtained by demineralizing whole bone and thereafter subdividing the demineralized bone to provide the demineralized bone particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: John Morris, Lawrence A. Shimp, Kenneth C. Petersen, Albert Manrique, David Kaes, Nelson Scarborough, Michael Dowd