Patents by Inventor Michael E. Long

Michael E. Long 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).

  • Patent number: 11354895
    Abstract: A platform comprises one or more sensors that collect information about an environment as sensor data. A processor is in communication with the one or more sensors, wherein the processor executes enhancement engines that processes the sensor data into enhanced characterization data having a reduced amount of data compared to the sensor data. An output device electronically communicate the enhanced characterization data to a user, wherein the sensor and the output device comprise an assisted perception module worn by the user during an incident. A command interface device remote from the user to enable a person of authority to manage the incident and the user by receiving and displaying the enhanced characterization data, and by transmitting data and commands back to the assisted perception module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Qwake Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam J. Cossman, John Davis Long, II, Omer Haciomeroglu, Michael E. Ralston
  • Publication number: 20220144350
    Abstract: A multi-functional coupler for one or more vehicle components includes a shank, a head connected to the shank, a connector carried by the shank, and a tool. The tool is carried by the head or shank spaced from the connector, and the tool has a fastener engaging portion by which a fastener may be moved to install or remove the fastener from a component. The coupler may be used to both coupled together two or more components, and to remove fasteners or other connections via the tool of the coupler. Conveniently, as the coupler is normally installed on the vehicle to couple together two or more vehicle components, the coupler is readily available to a user wanting to remove fasteners compatible/drivable with the tool of the coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher J Allen, Robert Rizzo, Cole T Schaenzer, Jimmy L Suder, Michael Boyle, Jeffery E Long
  • Publication number: 20160187187
    Abstract: Force and location sensing systems and methods are disclosed. A method comprises bending a L-beam at an initially unknown location on a force-supporting portion of the L-beam, the L-beam substantially having a tension side and a compression side, measuring a first local stress at a first location on the tension side, measuring a second local stress at a second location on the tension side, measuring a third local stress at a third location on the compression side, and measuring a fourth local stress at a fourth location on the compression side. A weight-sensing storage system capable of tracking removed items is disclosed with a product image captured via a camera, a plurality of sensors on an L-beam, a first signal from the plurality of sensors indicating a first state prior to change of the product image, and a second signal indicating lower strain on the L-beam than the first signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Nate J. Coleman, Michael E. LONG
  • Patent number: 6641859
    Abstract: A method of making an electroluminescent device having a substrate, and at least one dopant receiving layer containing a host material which when doped provides an emissive layer, includes providing at least one dopant layer having a dopant disposed over or under the dopant receiving layer; providing an anode and a cathode so that the dopant receiving layer and the dopant layer are disposed between such anode and cathode; and heating the electroluminescent device to cause the dopant to diffuse from the dopant layer into the dopant receiving layer and forming the emissive layer having uniformly dispersed dopant in the host material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Long, Ching W. Tang
  • Patent number: 6097416
    Abstract: A method of transferring colorant from a moving colorant donor element with reduced donor element usage includes providing at least one radiation transfer head for applying radiation to the moving colorant donor element; positioning a receiver relative to the radiation transfer head to provide a gap therebetween; and moving the receiver relative to the radiation transfer head through the gap so that it has a velocity different than that of the moving colorant donor element, whereby colorant is transferred from the moving colorant donor element in response to applied radiation from the radiation transfer head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Werner Fassler, Michael E. Long, Michael L. Boroson
  • Patent number: 5661758
    Abstract: A method and device for manipulating data encoded for introduction to a periodic carrier signal. Distinct disruptions having selected qualities are defined for each character of data. Individual disruption are introduced to individual cycles of the carrier signal. Selected qualities of the disruption used to define the characters of data include the duration of the disruption and the starting time of the disruption relative to the beginning of the cycle. Carrier signals containing the disruptions contain large amounts of information which may be transmitted, stored and manipulated as characters at the level of individual cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Inventor: Michael E. Long
  • Patent number: 5614465
    Abstract: A method of producing a color filter array on a transparent support, includes the steps of: forming a polymer image-receiving layer on the transparent support; baking the polymer image-receiving layer on the transparent support so as to harden the polymer image-receiving layer; and imagewise thermally transferring different colorants to form multicolored pixels in the polymer image-receiving layer. The method further includes fixing the colorant pixels into the polymer receiving layer to form the color filter array; and coating the such formed color filter array with an overcoat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Long, Helmut Weber, Nancy J. Armstrong, Michael L. Boroson, Kathleen S. Hollis
  • Patent number: 5576265
    Abstract: A method for preparing a color filter array element is diclosed which includes the steps of forming an assembly by providing a support on which is coated a polymeric dye image-receiving layer; a stencil pattern on the dye image-receiving layer with holes corresponding to the desired color pixel array pattern; and a dye donor sheet over the stencil. The dye donor has a support film overcoated with a mixture of color dye, polymeric binder, and light absorber. The method further includes exposing the assembly to high intensity light to briefly heat the dye layer and thereby transfer the dye from the donor to the polymeric dye receiving layer so that a colored pattern of pixel elements are formed in or on the image-receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Charles DeBoer, Michael E. Long, Judith L. Fleissig, Kathleen S. Hollis, John R. Debesis
  • Patent number: 5495295
    Abstract: A video communication system includes a microprocessor for operating a tuner to select desired television channels in response to the input of corresponding channel numbers. A video data application program is Stored in a memory that is accessible to the microprocessor for providing an on-screen display generator with the video data program information for display. The microprocessor identifies the video data application program by a phantom channel number and when that channel number is input by the user, the microprocessor decodes it and accesses the memory location of the video data application program and activates the on-screen display generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Michael E. Long
  • Patent number: 5491748
    Abstract: A cable television plant scrambling system incorporates video inversion with a pair of mode signals included in the vertical blanking interval of a scrambled television signal for identifying the proper mode for a video inverting/non-inverting amplifier at a subscriber station. An encoded mode control signal in the form of a byte of data is sent periodically with the scrambled television signal for selecting which of the mode signals is operative. In the receiver, the mode signals are applied to the inverting/non-inverting video amplifier and the encoded mode control signal is supplied to a microprocessor which is provided with a decoding algorithm from the cable head-end. The microprocessor decodes the mode control signal and tells the inverting amplifier which mode signal to look to for proper operation. A new decoding algorithm is periodically downloaded to subscriber stations on an out-of-band basis to enable the encoded mode control signal to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick H. Auld, Jr., Michael E. Long
  • Patent number: 5317343
    Abstract: A print head for a resistive ribbon thermal printer has the electrodes made of WC, W.sub.2 C, Ti.sub.2 N, TiC, TaC, TaSi.sub.2, MoSi.sub.2 or ZrC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: George W. Brock, Michael E. Long
  • Patent number: 5296932
    Abstract: A television signal receiving apparatus with a channel tuner, such as a television, VCR, or cable box has circuitry for extracting nonprogram type information such as may be carried in the vertical blanking interval of a broadcast signal. In order to ensure a reliable signal source for the nonprogram type information the apparatus has a controller for setting the channel tuner to the proper channel and selecting the proper signal source to receive the nonprogram type information when the apparatus is not used for receiving regular programming signals selected by the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Michael E. Long
  • Patent number: 5257396
    Abstract: A dual in-band/out-of-band CATV receiver includes a coupler that couples input signals to a tuner and decoder for demodulation and recovery of in-band data and to an FSK receiver for recovery of out-of-band data. The recovered data outputs of the decoder and of the FSK receiver are coupled to a data switch that has a common output that is coupled to a tuner/decoder microprocessor. The tuner/decoder microprocessor in turn supplies information to a switch microprocessor for controlling operation of the data switch to couple either in-band or out-of-band data to the tuner/decoder microprocessor. The data switch defaults to the in-band data position whenever a channel change occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick H. Auld, Jr., Michael E. Long, Larry K. Moreland
  • Patent number: 5229232
    Abstract: A thermal printing system is disclosed in which various patterned masks are used in conjunction with an electronic light flash and other related hardware to thermally transfer dyes to a receiver in such a way as to create a color filter array with an incorporated black matrix for use in a color liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carmen J. Longobardi, Helmut Weber, Michael E. Long
  • Patent number: 5221934
    Abstract: An electrochemical resistive ink jet head is disclosed which has the capabilities to vary the color intensity of an coloring agent in an ink, eject the colored ink from the ink jet head, and deposit a colored area on a suitable receiving media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Michael E. Long
  • Patent number: 5162291
    Abstract: A method of solvent fusing thermal images is disclosed herein an inert gas is bubbled through a liquid solvent to vaporize the solvent. The solvent temperature is controlled. The vaporized solvent fuses the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Long, David L. Van Galio, Samuel S. Brody, Mark J. Robbins
  • Patent number: 5143754
    Abstract: A method of using vaporized solvent to fuse a thermal image includes containment of the solvent vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Long, David L. VanGalio, Helmut Weber
  • Patent number: 5079214
    Abstract: A thermally-transferred color filter array element, preferably for use in a color electro-optical display device such as a color liquid crystal display device, comprising a support having thereon a polymeric dye image-receiving layer containing a thermally-transferred image comprising a repeating pattern of colorants, such as a mosaic pattern, the polymeric dye image-receiving layer having been applied to the support using screen printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignees: Eastman Kodak Company, U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Long, Gerardus C. M. de Keyzer, Adriaan W. de Bruijn, Pedro F. Henriette, Antonius H. M. Raaijmakers, David L. VanGalio
  • Patent number: 4995080
    Abstract: A method of operating a pay per view (PPV) television system includes transmitting global data packets alternately encrypted with two different session keys. Subscriber terminals store three session keys, and automatically sequence through the session keys in an ateempt to decrypt the data packets. A program tag in the global data packet identifies a television program and a memory location in the subscriber authorization memory and may also include a tag identifying an upcoming program for which the subscriber may self-authorize his terminal by accessing the memory location identified by the PPV tag. The program tag is required to enable the subscriber terminal descrambling means to descramble the accompanying television program. Subscriber terminals are periodically polled by addressed data packets whereupon the contents of their authorization memories are sent to the cable heat-end for billing purposes. After successful polling, a new session key is downloaded to the subscriber in an addressed data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Caitlin B. Bestler, Richard W. Citta, Michael E. Long
  • Patent number: 4988667
    Abstract: A resistive ribbon dye-donor element for resistive ribbon dye transfer is made up of a resistive support bearing a liquid lubricant containing slipping layer on one side of the resistive layer, and a conductive layer and a dye-containing layer on the other side of the resistive layer. The resistive ribbon dye-donor is brought into contact with a dye-receiving element, and a dye transfer image is formed by imagewise supplying current to the dye-donor element to resistively heat it and cause dye to be transferred to the dye-receiving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Michael E. Long