Patents by Inventor Michael Fitzgerald

Michael Fitzgerald 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: 20210315169
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are provided for controlling environmental conditions to control latent and sensible loads in a plant grow chamber. The density of plant-0 receptacles in the grow chamber is such that, when plants are held in the plurality of plant receptacles, evapotranspiration contributes to the latent load so that the latent load exceeds a sensible load, resulting in evapotranspirative cooling. This shift in the energy balance allows for greater energy savings, as compared with conventional indoor farms that focus on removing heat from the growth environment. Environmental conditions may be controlled to achieved desired conditions, such as the optimum ratio of harvest weight yield to energy consumption under given constraints. Light modules for enabling plant growth suitable for controlled environment agriculture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: MJNN LLC
    Inventors: Yara Thomas, Joshua John Mark Pero, Meaghan Fitzgerald, Nathaniel R. Storey, Kevin Duane Grauberger, Alan Colbrie Schoen, Michael Peter Flynn, Anthony Nicholas McDougle, Liane Jessica Fang, Frances Willcox Esparza, Christopher Kwok Wai Mui, Grant Thomas Lindblom, Paul Guerra, Timothy Michael Murcko
  • Publication number: 20210315170
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are provided for controlling environmental conditions to control latent and sensible loads in a plant grow chamber. The density of plant receptacles in the grow chamber is such that, when plants are held in the plurality of plant receptacles, evapotranspiration contributes to the latent load so that the latent load exceeds a sensible load, resulting in evapotranspirative cooling. This shift in the energy balance allows for greater energy savings, as compared with conventional indoor farms that focus on removing heat from the growth environment. Environmental conditions may be controlled to achieved desired conditions, such as the optimum ratio of harvest weight yield to energy consumption under given constraints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: MJNN LLC
    Inventors: Yara Thomas, Joshua John Mark Pero, Meaghan Fitzgerald, Nathaniel R. Storey, Kevin Duane Grauberger, Alan Colbrie Schoen, Michael Peter Flynn
  • Publication number: 20210292341
    Abstract: The present invention relates to macrocyclic indole derivatives of general formula (I): in which R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, A and L are as defined herein, methods of preparing said compounds, intermediate compounds useful for preparing said compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and combinations comprising said compounds, and the use of said compounds for manufacturing pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment or prophylaxis of diseases, in particular of hyperproliferative disorders, as a sole agent or in combination with other active ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Laura Furst, Michael H. Serrano-Wu, Christopher Lemke, David McKinney, Mark Fitzgerald, Christopher Nasveschuk, Kiel Lazarski, Steven James Ferrara, Guo Wei, Patrick Ryan McCarren, Kai Thede, Anne Mengel, Clara Christ, Joachim Kuhnke, Sarah Anna Liesa Johannes, Philipp Buchgraber, Ulrich Klar, Ulrike Sack, Stefan Kaulfuss, Amaury Ernesto Fernandez-Montalvan, Nicolas Werbeck, Ursula Mönning, Katrin Nowak-Reppel
  • Publication number: 20210277022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to macrocyclic indole derivatives of general formula (I): in which R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, A and L are as defined herein, methods of preparing said compounds, intermediate compounds useful for preparing said compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and combinations comprising said compounds, and the use of said compounds for manufacturing pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment or prophylaxis of diseases, in particular of hyperproliferative disorders, as a sole agent or in combination with other active ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kai Thede, Anne Mengel, Clara Christ, Joachim Kuhnke, Sarah Anna Liesa Johannes, Philipp Buchgraber, Ulrich Klar, Ulrike Sack, Stefan Kaulfuss, Amaury Ernesto Fernandez-Montalvan, Nicolas Werbeck, Ursula Mönning, Katrin Nowak-Reppel, Jeremie Xavier Mortier, Patrick Ryan McCarren, Michael H. Serrano-Wu, Christopher Lemke, David McKinney, Mark Fitzgerald, Christopher Nasveschuk, Kiel Lazarski, Steven James Ferrara, Laura Furst, Guo Wei, Rebecca Ann Flarvey, Daniel Payne, Thomas Pesnot, Craig Wilson
  • Patent number: 11114807
    Abstract: A connector for use in a free-standing connector port for mating with an external pluggable module is disclosed. The connector has terminals that extend lengthwise of the connector so that cables may be terminated to the terminals and the terminals and cable generally are horizontally aligned together. The connector defines a card-receiving slot and is position in a cage that defines the connector port. The cables exit from the rear of the connector and from the connector port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Keith Lloyd, Gregory B. Walz, Bruce Reed, Gregory Fitzgerald, Ayman Isaac, Kent E. Regnier, Brandon Janowiak, Darian R. Schulz, Munawar Ahmad, Eran J. Jones, Javier Resendez, Michael Rost
  • Publication number: 20210269456
    Abstract: The present invention relates to substituted macrocyclic indole derivatives of general formula (I): in which R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, A and L are as defined herein, methods of preparing said compounds, intermediate compounds useful for preparing said compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and combinations comprising said compounds, and the use of said compounds for manufacturing pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment or prophylaxis of diseases, in particular of hyperproliferative disorders, as a sole agent or in combination with other active ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Kai Thede, Anne Mengel, Clara Christ, Joachim Kuhnke, Sarah Anna Liesa Johannes, Philipp Buchgraber, Ulrich Klar, Ulrike Sack, Stefan Kaulfuss, Amaury Ernesto Fernandez-Montalvan, Nicolas Werbeck, Ursula Mönning, Katrin Nowak-Reppel, Sven Wittrock, David McKinney, Michael H. Serrano-Wu, Christopher Lemke, Mark Fitzgerald, Christopher Nasveschuk, Kiel Lazarski, Steven James Ferrara, Laura Furst, Guo Wei, Patrick Ryan McCarren, Rebecca Ann Harvey
  • Publication number: 20210265281
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to integrated circuits which include various structural elements designed to reduce the impact of strain on the electronic components of the circuit. In particular, a combination of trenches and cavities are used to mechanically isolate the integrated circuit from the surrounding substrate. The trenches may be formed such that they surround the integrated circuit, and the cavities may be formed under the integrated circuit. As such, the integrated circuit may be formed on a portion of the substrate that forms a platform. In order that the platform does not move, it may be tethered to the surrounding substrate. By including such mechanical elements, variation in the electrical characteristics of the integrated circuit are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Analog Devices International Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Padraig Fitzgerald, George Redfield Spalding, JR., Jonathan Ephraim David Hurwitz, Michael J. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20210223234
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, systems and devices for rapidly detecting biomarkers in a biological sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicants: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Michael FITZGERALD, Shamim ANSARI, Zhongtian LIN, Jianye SUI, Mehdi JAVANMARD, Donghui WU
  • Publication number: 20210177724
    Abstract: Described herein are oral care compositions comprising—in relevant part—an effective amount of inulin. Methods of making and using these compositions are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Salima Hammadi, Harsh Mahendra TRIVEDI, Melissa MARTINETTI, David SURIANO, Michael FITZGERALD, Yun XU, Shashank POTNIS, Karthik SAMBANTHAMOORTHY
  • Patent number: 11000321
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for an orthopedic device, including: a base element having a plurality of apertures extending therethrough for receiving a respective bone fixation element; a retaining mechanism operating to prevent withdrawal of the fixation element; and a blocker operating to overlie the bone fixation element within the one of the apertures such that the bone fixation element is prevented from withdrawing from one or more bones of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ALTUS PARTNERS LLC
    Inventors: Patrick M. White, Brian R. Bankoski, Michael Fitzgerald, Randy Davis
  • Publication number: 20210136062
    Abstract: A biometric data collection and authentication system which validates the user of a dynamically generated and customizable internet form. The system may be used to generate biometric data from fingerprints, retinal scans, and voice-prints. It utilizes a client side biometric collection tool to allow verification against an existing database, or assign a unique identifier for future verification. It also has the ability to parse biometric information on to user provided or created documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Fitzgerald
  • Publication number: 20210116397
    Abstract: The disclosure contains a method of quantifying and/or evaluating metal ions in a dentifrice, wherein the method comprises subjecting the dentifrice to X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and wherein the XAS is used to measure and/or evaluate the metal ions in the dentifrice. Also disclosed are methods of selecting and screening for dentifrices based upon the evaluation and quantification of their metal ion content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Northwestern University
    Inventors: Michael FITZGERALD, Iraklis PAPPAS, Jean-Francois GAILLARD, Marco ALSINA CORVALAN
  • Patent number: 10980424
    Abstract: An oral care evaluation process may include: illuminating soft oral tissue within an oral cavity with a light source emitting a spectrum of light which induces fluorescence in an organic compound; generating image data for an image of the soft oral tissue while illuminating the soft oral tissue, the image comprising a plurality of pixels; and evaluating oral hygiene using a programmable processor programmed to assess an attribute of each pixel of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael Pacelli, Hrebesh Molly Subhash, Michael Fitzgerald, Harsh Mahendra Trivedi
  • Patent number: 10959932
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is mucin-coated silica, compositions comprising the same, and methods of promoting the aggregation and/or clearance of oral bacteria using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Carlo Daep, Michael Fitzgerald, Ekta Makwana, Peter R. Hilliard, Jr., Shamim Ansari, Robert D'Ambrogio
  • Patent number: 10908099
    Abstract: The disclosure contains a method of quantifying and/or evaluating metal ions in a dentifrice, wherein the method comprises subjecting the dentifrice to X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and wherein the XAS is used to measure and/or evaluate the metal ions in the dentifrice. Also disclosed are methods of selecting and screening for dentifrices based upon the evaluation and quantification of their metal ion content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Northwestern University
    Inventors: Michael Fitzgerald, Iraklis Pappas, Jean-Francois Gaillard, Marco Alsina Corvalan
  • Publication number: 20200253647
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: (i) coupling a spinous process plate to one lateral side of a spinous process of a spine of a patient, the spinous process plate extending substantially parallel to a sagittal plane (anterior-posterior plane) through the spine of the patient, the spinous process plate including a first fixation element facilitating a connection of the spinous process plate to the one lateral side of the spinous process; (ii) coupling a laminar plate to a laminar on the one lateral side of the spinous process of the spine, the laminar plate extending transversely from the spinous process plate and transversely to both the sagittal plane and a coronal plane (lateral plane) through the spine of the patient, the laminar plate including a second fixation element facilitating a connection of the laminar plate to the laminar on the one lateral side of the spinous process; (iii) engaging a sub-laminar hook to the laminar on the one lateral side of the spinous process, the sub-laminar hook extending
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicants: Altus Partners LLC
    Inventors: Patrick M. White, Jordan Bucher, Carl P Giordano, Michael Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 10606959
    Abstract: Highlighting key portions of text within a document is described. A document having text is obtained, and key portions of the document are determined using summarization techniques. Key portion data indicative of the key portions is generated and maintained for output to generate a highlighted document in which highlight overlays are displayed over or proximate the determined key portions of the text within the document. In one or more implementations, reader interactions with the highlighted document are monitored to generate reader feedback data. The reader feedback data may then be combined with the output of the summarization techniques in order to adjust the determined key portions. In some cases, the reader feedback data may also be used to improve the summarization techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Iwan Dockhorn, Sean Michael Fitzgerald, Ragunandan Rao Malangully, Laurie Marie Byrum, Jason Guthrie Waters, Frederic Claude Thevenet, Walter Wei-Tuh Chang
  • Publication number: 20190328236
    Abstract: An oral care evaluation process may include: illuminating soft oral tissue within an oral cavity with a light source emitting a spectrum of light which induces fluorescence in an organic compound; generating image data for an image of the soft oral tissue while illuminating the soft oral tissue, the image comprising a plurality of pixels; and evaluating oral hygiene using a programmable processor programmed to assess an attribute of each pixel of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael PACELLI, Hrebesh Molly SUBHASH, Michael FITZGERALD, Harsh Mahendra TRIVEDI
  • Patent number: 10376149
    Abstract: An oral care evaluation system may include: a light source configured to emit a spectrum of light which induces fluorescence in an organic compound, the light source illuminating soft oral tissue within an oral cavity; an image sensor receiving light generated by fluorescence of the organic compound on the soft oral tissue, the image sensor generating image data for an image of the oral tissue, the image comprising a plurality of pixels; and an image processor receiving the image data from the image sensor and programmed to evaluate oral hygiene of the soft oral tissue by assessing an attribute of each pixel in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael Pacelli, Hrebesh Molly Subhash, Michael Fitzgerald, Harsh Mahendra Trivedi
  • Patent number: D852581
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Fitzgerald Hackley