Patents by Inventor Michael Fowler

Michael Fowler 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: 20190385580
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states, and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben A. Sidell, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Dupuis, Nathanial E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Publication number: 20190371285
    Abstract: A versatile cajón having a compact footprint that incorporates actuators for an internal bass-beater and an external hi-hat. The cajón may further serve as a base for supporting additional percussive instruments, such as snare drums, tom drums, cymbals, and Latin percussion. In an embodiment, a bass drum pedal may be secured inside the cajón and having a rotating shaft protruding through a side wall of the cajón. The shaft protrusion may be coupled to a foot pedal in an actuating manner. As such, when a percussionist presses down on the foot pedal (e.g., with a foot action), the shaft rotates the beater head to strike an internal wall of the cajón, thereby producing a bass-like percussive sound. Similarly, the system may include a hi-hat pedal and shaft combination that is also attached directly to one or more external side walls of the cajón.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: BRANDON PAUL FOWLER, KIM MICHAEL FOWLER
  • Patent number: 10474468
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for processing variable wavefront sizes on a processor are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes at least a scheduler, cache, and multiple execution units. When operating in a first mode, the processor executes the same instruction on multiple portions of a wavefront before proceeding to the next instruction of the shader program. When operating in a second mode, the processor executes a set of instructions on a first portion of a wavefront. In the second mode, when the processor finishes executing the set of instructions on the first portion of the wavefront, the processor executes the set of instructions on a second portion of the wavefront, and so on until all portions of the wavefront have been processed. The processor determines the operating mode based on one or more conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mantor, Brian D. Emberling, Mark Fowler, Mark M. Leather
  • Publication number: 20190338036
    Abstract: Formulations of anti-VLA-1 antibodies are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Jeremy Fowler, Craig Michael Bowe, Wayne Curtis Yount, Nathan Jeremy Cobb, Timothy Martin Kelly
  • Patent number: 10456588
    Abstract: Method and systems for optimizing acoustic energy transmission in implantable devices are disclosed. Transducer elements transmit acoustic locator signals towards a receiver assembly, and the receiver responds with a location signal. The location signal can reveal information related to the location of the receiver and the efficiency of the transmitted acoustic beam received by the receiver. This information enables the transmitter to target the receiver and optimize the acoustic energy transfer between the transmitter and the receiver. The energy can be used for therapeutic purposes, for example, stimulating tissue or for diagnostic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: EBR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Parker Willis, Axel F. Brisken, Mark W. Cowan, Michael Pare, Robert Fowler, James Brennan
  • Publication number: 20190324939
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for exchanging dedicated hardware signals to manage a first-in first-out (FIFO). In an embodiment, a first processor initiates content transfer into the FIFO. The first processor activates a first hardware signal that is reserved for indicating that content resides within the FIFO. A second processor activates a second hardware signal that is reserved for indicating that content is accepted. The second hardware signal causes the first hardware signal to be deactivated. This exchange of hardware signals demarcates a FIFO transaction, which is mediated by interface circuitry of the FIFO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: David A. Brown, Daniel Fowler, Rishabh Jain, Erik Schlanger, Michael Duller
  • Publication number: 20190291626
    Abstract: System and method for loading cargo onto an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). One embodiment is a cargo pod for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The cargo pod includes a hollow body that forms a section of a fuselage of the UAV, and further includes a latching mechanism that releasably secures the hollow body with the fuselage of the UAV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael James Duffy, Matthew S. Stauffer, Justin Fowler Rogers
  • Patent number: 10418013
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lafayette College
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben A. Sidell, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Dupuis, Nathanial E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Publication number: 20190281370
    Abstract: A network-based sensing system for monitoring an object is disclosed. The system includes a sensor, attached to the object, that collects object information, a first wireless access point that operates in a first private network covering a first private region, and at least one cellular base station that operates in a public network outside of the first private region. The sensor includes functionality to detect a location of the sensor in a location detection period and to determine a type of network coverage of the sensor. The sensor establishes connection with the first wireless access point via a first private network for transmitting the object information, when the sensor is covered by the first private network, and with the at least one cellular base station via a public cellular network for transmitting the object information, when the sensor is covered by only the public cellular network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TIONESTA, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Struhsaker, David Fowler, James Gitre, Paul Posner, Michael Landers, Nicholas Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10380058
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for exchanging dedicated hardware signals to manage a first-in first-out (FIFO). In an embodiment, a first processor initiates content transfer into the FIFO. The first processor activates a first hardware signal that is reserved for indicating that content resides within the FIFO. A second processor activates a second hardware signal that is reserved for indicating that content is accepted. The second hardware signal causes the first hardware signal to be deactivated. This exchange of hardware signals demarcates a FIFO transaction, which is mediated by interface circuitry of the FIFO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Brown, Daniel Fowler, Rishabh Jain, Erik Schlanger, Michael Duller
  • Publication number: 20190201678
    Abstract: An implantable access port for use in transferring fluid transdermally between an external fluid storage or dispensing device and a site within a patient is disclosed. The access port includes a body, at least two reservoirs defined within the access port body, and at least one septum secured to the body and enclosing the reservoirs within the body. The access port also includes reservoir outlets defined within the reservoirs. The access port also has body conduits defined within the body and in fluid communication with the reservoir outlets and external openings defined in the exterior of the body. An implantable access port and system for use in apheresis is also provided that includes an implantable access port, at least one needle, and a catheter that is fluidly connected to the access port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry G. Hanson, Brian Keese, Blaine Johnson, Daniel K. Recinella, Michael Fowler, A. David Smith, James Steven Kenny
  • Publication number: 20190194331
    Abstract: Formulations of anti-VLA-1 antibodies are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Jeremy Fowler, Craig Michael Bowe, Wayne Curtis Yount, Nathan Jeremy Cobb, Timothy Martin Kelly
  • Publication number: 20190178207
    Abstract: A rocket throat insert including an annular body having a radially inner annular wall portion and a radially outer annular portion. The inner wall portion has a contoured radially inner surface defining a nozzle throat. The outer portion includes an annular buttressing structure supporting the inner wall portion and defining one or more insulation gaps arranged annularly around the inner wall portion. The insulation gaps restrict the radial flow of heat through the annular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Michael BRENNAN, Gray FOWLER
  • Patent number: 10316095
    Abstract: Formulations of anti-VLA-1 antibodies are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Santarus, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Jeremy Fowler, Craig Michael Bowe, Wayne Curtis Yount, Nathan Jeremy Cobb, Timothy Martin Kelly
  • Publication number: 20190054284
    Abstract: An implantable access port for use in transferring a fluid transdermally between an external fluid storage or dispensing device and a site within a patient's body is disclosed. The access port includes a base, a bowl-shaped reservoir defined within the base by a smooth surfaced wall, and a septum secured to the base and enclosing the reservoir within the base. The access port also has an outlet passageway defined within the base and extending in communication with a reservoir outlet defined within the reservoir and an external opening defined in the exterior of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Smith, Michael Fowler, Barry Hanson, Blaine Johnson, Brian Keese, Daniel K. Recinella, Steven Kenny
  • Patent number: 10205194
    Abstract: A porous electrolytic composite membrane for electrochemical energy systems, such as alkaline fuel cells, metal-air batteries and alkaline electrolyzers, comprises a porous polymeric material and nanomaterials. The polymeric material is preferably polybenzimidazole (PBI). The nanomaterials are preferably functionalized or non-functionalized. The nanomaterials are preferably titania nanotubes and/or graphene oxide nanosheets. The membrane further comprises an electrolyte solution, such as KOH. A method of preparing the membrane is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Zhongwei Chen, Michael Fowler, Hadis Zarrin
  • Patent number: 10114984
    Abstract: A printed memory reader adapted to determine an original value from a printed memory device including a plurality of contact pads and an encoded value created by encoding the original value. The encoded value including N bits of data, where N is equal to a number of bits of data stored in the printed memory device. The printed memory reader includes a plurality of probes arranged to contact the plurality of contact pads and a memory storage element including instructions programmed to execute the steps: a) reading the encoded value or an inverse encoded value from the printed memory device using the plurality of probes to obtain a read value; and, b) decoding the read value to obtain a decoded value equal to the original value. The printed memory reader further includes a processor arranged to execute the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Michael Fowler
  • Publication number: 20180132605
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to oral care systems and devices. An oral care system includes a container defining an interior portion. The container includes a repository provided within the interior portion and configured to hold a fluid, and a barrier configured to maintain the fluid separate from the interior portion. The barrier is configured to be breached to expose the interior portion to the fluid. The oral care system may further include a toothbrush. The container is configured to retain at least a portion of the toothbrush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Michael Fowler, Ronald Christopher Cagle, Theresa L. Sebastian, Daniel R. Ulreich, Jodi Marie Balbinot, Kristin Marie Sexton
  • Patent number: 9919836
    Abstract: A product dispensing system and a method of queuing usage of products. In one form, a plurality of layers of products, each having multiple items in separate packages, is provided, each layer having a carrier with the separate packages being secured to and extending from the carrier. The layers are assembled in a stacked orientation behind a front layer with layers behind the front layer being at least partially concealed and inaccessible. Products are used one layer at a time, and when the separate packages from the front layer are removed, the packages of the next-succeeding layer are exposed for use. In another form of the invention, the packages for each layer are secured to and extend in series from the carrier for each layer, with a first package secured to the carrier for the layer, and each succeeding package being secured to the next preceding package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Michael Fowler, Matthew Eric Blue, Ronald T. Klein
  • Patent number: D864576
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Christopher Cagle, Paul Michael Fowler