Patents by Inventor Michael Frank

Michael Frank 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: 10925675
    Abstract: An optical imaging system for imaging a target during a medical procedure. The imaging system includes an optical assembly including moveable zoom optics and moveable focus optics. The system includes a zoom actuator and a focus actuator for positioning the zoom and focus optics, respectively. The system includes a controller for controlling the zoom and focus actuators independently in response to received control input. The system includes a camera for capturing an image of the target from the optical assembly. The system may be capable of performing autofocus during a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Tammy Kee-Wai Lee, Michael Frank Gunter Wood, Cameron Anthony Piron, Brent Andrew Bailey, Sagar Saxena, Sean Adrian Conroy, Kamyar Abhari, Kai Michael Hynna, Gal Sela, Kelly Noel Dyer, Joshua Lee Richmond
  • Patent number: 10925676
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for controlling a surgical navigation system are provided. The method 1 comprises receiving image data at a processor from a tracking system; receiving, at a processor, an identifier of a surgical instrument within a field of view of the tracking system; generating, at the processor, output data based on the identifier of the surgical instrument; and transmitting the output data to at least one output device connected to the processor, for controlling the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Cameron Anthony Piron, Michael Frank Gunter Wood, Gal Sela, Joshua Lee Richmond, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Stephen B. E. McFadyen, Kelly Noel Dyer, Monroe M. Thomas, Wes Hodges, Simon Alexander, David Gallop
  • Publication number: 20210050768
    Abstract: A saddle coil for a rotor comprising: two poles of an electrical machine having a plurality of coil turns; for each coil turn of the plurality of coil turns, two straight longitudinal sections having a first length and, following on at a right angle from the longitudinal sections, two transverse sections symmetrically curved and with a second length less than the first length. Each longitudinal section and each transverse section includes a coil conductor with a high-temperature superconductor tape. The coil conductors are connected to one another at the corners of the saddle coil by pressing and/or soldering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tabea ARNDTt, Jörn GRUNDMANN, Peter van HASSELT, Michael FRANK, Marijn Pieter OOMEN
  • Publication number: 20210042184
    Abstract: A lightweight always-on monitoring, collecting, diagnosing, and correcting utility operates in an enhanced storage manager that manages a data storage managements system. The always-on utility provides a comprehensive and pro-active approach, which is intended to reduce, if not altogether eliminate, the need for after-the-fact diagnostics. The always-on utility also enforces so-called best practices and other heuristics, which include pro-actively activating certain database settings that are not enabled by default; manipulating certain aspects of the database to improve performance; and reporting aspects that are outside best-practice parameters to the trouble report system so that system administrators and/or developers may intervene before a catastrophic failure occurs. In some cases, the best-practice parameters represent heuristics designed by the present inventors to improve the performance and general health of the management database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ganesh HARIDAS, Sundar NARASIMMAN, Karthik SURIYANARAYANAN, Gunassekaran A S, Michael Frank KLOSE
  • Patent number: 10915879
    Abstract: An image of a check may be presented for payment in a banking system in place of the physical paper check. The check to be deposited can be collected from a depositor using a scanner. A web site, accessed through a depositor's web browser, can be used to drive the process of collecting the check, but in some contexts (e.g., in less popular computing environments, such as those that do not run the most popular operating systems), it is economically infeasible to obtain the certificates that would be used to allow a program executing in the web browser to control the scanner. Thus, a depositor can be instructed to capture and upload images of the check in the form of files, where the image files are then presented for payment through a banking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Jeff Pollack, Michael Frank Morris, Bharat Prasad, Frank Kyle Major, John Weatherman Brady, Ralph Paige Mawyer, Jr., Clint James Reynolds, Kairav Mahesh Shah
  • Patent number: 10911583
    Abstract: A system and method for processing a packet may include (a) defining a mapping-function that produces, based on a set of attributes of a packet and based on an iteration value, a location of a flow state entry (FSE) in a state-table; (b) applying the mapping-function to an incoming packet and processing the packet according to data in the FSE at the produced location; (c) modifying the iteration value; and (d) repeating steps (b) and (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: INSIDE PACKET LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Zagalsky, Michael Frank, Eli Karpilovski
  • Patent number: 10909307
    Abstract: A system and technique for capturing a workflow history and video of an electronic document are disclosed. Events generated by an application while modifying an electronic document are stored on a web server as metadata. In addition, a captured digital image or frames of captured digital video that reflect the state of the document at the time the event was generated are also stored on the web server. The metadata is associated with one or more portions of the document and with the captured digital image or frames of captured digital video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice, Justin Frank Matejka, Thomas White, Ara Danielyan, Ruslana Steininger, Michael Chen, Anderson Nogueira
  • Publication number: 20210026741
    Abstract: A media agent is configured to perform substantially autonomously to initiate, continue, and manage information management operations such as a backup job of a certain client's primary data, manage the operations, and generate and store resultant system-level metadata from the operations, etc. The media agent is configured to do this even when out of communication with the storage manager that manages the information management system. When communications are restored, the media agent reports the relevant metadata to the storage manager. The storage manager comprises corresponding enhancements, including specialized logic for identifying the media agent as an intelligent media agent capable of some autonomous functionality, for transmitting management parameters thereto, and for seamlessly integrating the received metadata into the storage manager's associated management infrastructure such as a management database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Frank Klose
  • Publication number: 20210020427
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to forming a sub-stoichiometric metal-oxide film using a modified atomic layer deposition (ALD) process. In a non-limiting embodiment of the invention, a first precursor and a second precursor are selected. The first precursor can include a metal and a first ligand. The second precursor can include the same metal and a second ligand. A substrate can be exposed to the first precursor during a first pulse of an ALD cycle. The substrate can be exposed to the second precursor during a second pulse of the ALD cycle. The second pulse can occur directly after the first pulse without an intervening thermal oxidant. The substrate can be exposed to the thermal oxidant during a third pulse of the ALD cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: John Rozen, Martin Michael Frank, Yohei Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20210020426
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to forming a ternary compound using a modified atomic layer deposition (ALD) process. In a non-limiting embodiment of the invention, a first precursor and a second precursor are selected. The first precursor includes a first metal and a first ligand. The second precursor includes a second metal and a second ligand. The second ligand is selected based on the first ligand to target a second metal uptake. A substrate is exposed to the first precursor during a first pulse of an ALD cycle and the substrate is exposed to the second precursor during a second pulse of the ALD cycle, the second pulse occurring after the first pulse. The substrate is exposed to a third precursor (e.g., an oxidant) during a third pulse of the ALD cycle. The ternary compound can include a ternary oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Michael Frank, John Rozen, Yohei Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20210017206
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to new pyridinone or pyrimidinone hydroxamic acid phosphates of Formula (1) and boronates of Formula (2), stereoisomers thereof; wherein Q is selected from the group consisting of —P(O)(OH)2, —P(O)(OH)(O?M+), —P(O)(O?M+)2 and —P(O)(O?)2M2+; M+ at each occurrence is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation; and M2+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent cation; X is CH or N; and Z is as defined herein; and their use as LpxC inhibitors and, more specifically, their use to treat bacterial infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Frank Brown, Ye Che, Anthony Marfat, Michael Joseph Melnick, Justin Ian Montgomery, Timothy Allan Johnson, Richard Andrew Ewin, Daniel Paul Uccello, Usa Reilly, Tamim Fehme Braish
  • Publication number: 20210017205
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new fluoro-pyridinone hydroxamic acid phosphates and boronates of Formulae I, II and III wherein Q is selected from the group consisting of —P(O)(OH)2, —P(O)(OH)(O?M+), —P(O)(O?M+)2 and —P(O)(O?)2M2+; M+ at each occurrence is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation; and M2+ is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent cation and their use as LpxC inhibitors and, more specifically, their use to treat bacterial infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Tamim Fehme Braish, Matthew Frank Brown, Ye Che, Richard Andrew Ewin, Timothy Allan Johnson, Michael Joseph Melnick, Justin Ian Montgomery, Mark Stephen Plummer, Loren Michael Price, Usa Reilly, Daniel Uccello
  • Patent number: 10894607
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a drive system for a vehicle, the system comprising: an internal combustion engine for converting chemical energy stored in a liquid fuel into mechanical energy; a fuel tank for storing fuel for use by the internal combustion engine; and an electric machine having a rotor, a stator, and a cooling system for cooling at least one component of the electric machine using a cooling liquid. The cooling liquid comprises the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventors: Mykhaylo Filipenko, Michael Frank, Thomas Gleixner, Johannes Richter, Peter van Hasselt
  • Publication number: 20210008658
    Abstract: A friction stir welding tool comprises a cylindrical shank, a shoulder portion disposed at a distal end of the shank, a pin extending from the shoulder, a cutting insert mounted within a concave portion at the distal end of the shank, and a scribe cutter mounted at a distal end of the cutting insert. The cutting insert extends distally through a channel in the pine, and the scribe cutter extends from a distal end surface of the pin in an offset position. The distal end surface of the pin is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the shank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Michael FRANK, Tianhao WANG, Rajiv MISHRA
  • Publication number: 20210009588
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses compounds of formula (1) wherein the groups R1 to R4, A and p have the meanings given in the claims and specification, their use as inhibitors of SOS1, pharmaceutical compositions which contain compounds of this kind and their use as medicaments/medical uses, especially as agents for treatment and/or prevention of oncological diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Juergen RAMHARTER, Christiane KOFINK, Heinz STADTMUELLER, Tobias WUNBERG, Marco Hans HOFMANN, Anke BAUM, Michael GMACHL, Dorothea Ingrid RUDOLPH, Fabio SAVARESE, Markus OSTERMEIER, Markus FRANK, Annika GILLE, Stefan GOEPPER, Marco SANTAGOSTINO, Julian WIPPICH
  • Publication number: 20210000770
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of treatment of an orphan disease, in particular treatment of vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS). More specifically, the present disclosure relates to novel up-titration dosage regimens (e.g., escalating dosage regimens) effective for treating vEDS patients with celiprolol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Frank
  • Patent number: 10860542
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for replicating a data container of a source storage server at the logical level in an unordered stream of individual data units are described. In certain embodiments, the replication operations can be performed without regard to the differences in geometry of physical persistent storage of the source and destination storage servers and without regard to the differences in data container format of the source and destination storage servers. An initial replication operation of the source data container is performed by transferring the data objects within the source data container to a replica data container in the destination storage server as an unordered stream of individual data units while preserving data object identifiers of the source data objects. Afterwards, incremental replication operations can be performed to capture modifications to the source data container over time after the initial replication operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NetApp Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Leverett, Michael Kazar, Alan Stuart Driscoll, Peter Frank Corbett, Devang K. Shah, Srishylam Simharajan, Toby Smith
  • Publication number: 20200377946
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are antisense compounds and methods for selectively reducing expression of an allelic variant of a huntingtin gene containing a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP). Such methods, compounds, and composition are useful to treat, prevent, or ameliorate Huntington's Disease (HD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicants: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The University of British Columbia
    Inventors: C. Frank Bennett, Michael Hayden, Susan M. Freier, Sarah Greenlee, Jeffrey Carroll, Simon Warby, Eric E. Swayze
  • Patent number: 10853162
    Abstract: A lightweight always-on monitoring, collecting, diagnosing, and correcting utility operates in an enhanced storage manager that manages a data storage management system. The always-on utility provides a comprehensive and pro-active approach, which is intended to reduce, if not altogether eliminate, the need for after-the-fact diagnostics. The always-on utility also enforces so-called best practices and other heuristics, which include pro-actively activating certain database settings that are not enabled by default; manipulating certain aspects of the database to improve performance; and reporting aspects that are outside best-practice parameters to the trouble report system so that system administrators and/or developers may intervene before a catastrophic failure occurs. In some cases, the best-practice parameters represent heuristics designed by the present inventors to improve the performance and general health of the management database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesh Haridas, Sundar Narasimman, Karthik Suriyanarayanan, Gunassekaran A S, Michael Frank Klose
  • Patent number: D905750
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Michael De Regt, Daniel Duret, Pieter Frank De Jong, Rob Kremers, Lucas Jacobus Franciscus Geurts