Patents by Inventor Michael Fusco

Michael Fusco 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: 20200281365
    Abstract: A sport chair includes a seating surface operative to support a user and a processor. The processor is configured to detect the presence of a user on the seating surface, establish communication with an article of apparel on the body of the user, receive an indication of a physiological parameter of the user from a biometric sensor provided with the article of apparel, and output the physiological parameter to a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Andon, Ciro Fusco, Daniel A. Judelson, Hien Tommy Pham, Michael Wallans
  • Publication number: 20200245717
    Abstract: Footwear articles for walking are provided. In one example, a footwear article may include a midsole with a lower surface of constant curvature extending from a heel of the midsole to a toe of the midsole, wherein the lower surface maintains the constant curvature throughout a stance phase of a walking gait. In this way, a smooth step-to-step transition and a smaller range of oscillation of the center of mass of the wearer is achieved, and energy expenditure during walking is reduced. In turn, a wearer of the footwear article may smoothly walk for extended periods of time with reduced fatigue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ciro Fusco, Dewayne Dale, Michael Leoniak
  • Patent number: 10694857
    Abstract: A sport chair with ancillary electronic functionality includes a seating surface operative to support a user, and ancillary functionality selected from: thermal management functionality, identity sensing functionality, health sensing functionality, apparel integration, and immersive display functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Andon, Ciro Fusco, Daniel A. Judelson, Hien Tommy Pham, Michael Wallans
  • Publication number: 20200094417
    Abstract: An interactive autonomous robot is configured for deployment within a social environment. The disclosed robot includes a show subsystem configured to select between different in-character behaviors depending on robot status, thereby allowing the robot to appear in-character despite technical failures. The disclosed robot further includes a safety subsystem configured to intervene with in-character behavior when necessary to enforce safety protocols. The disclosed robot is also configured with a social subsystem that interprets social behaviors of humans and then initiates specific behavior sequences in response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle G. FREEMAN, Michael FUSCO, Jeremy Andrew MIKA, Michael Richard HONECK, Jon Hayes SNODDY, Shelley SHORT, Cory ROUSE, Raymond J. SCANLON, Clifford WONG, Lance Duane UPDYKE, Jeremie PAPON, Daniel PIKE
  • Publication number: 20200094418
    Abstract: An interactive autonomous robot is configured for deployment within a social environment. The disclosed robot includes a show subsystem configured to select between different in-character behaviors depending on robot status, thereby allowing the robot to appear in-character despite technical failures. The disclosed robot further includes a safety subsystem configured to intervene with in-character behavior when necessary to enforce safety protocols. The disclosed robot is also configured with a social subsystem that interprets social behaviors of humans and then initiates specific behavior sequences in response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy Andrew MIKA, Michael Richard HONECK, Michael FUSCO
  • Publication number: 20200097011
    Abstract: An interactive autonomous robot is configured for deployment within a social environment. The disclosed robot includes a show subsystem configured to select between different in-character behaviors depending on robot status, thereby allowing the robot to appear in-character despite technical failures. The disclosed robot further includes a safety subsystem configured to intervene with in-character behavior when necessary to enforce safety protocols. The disclosed robot is also configured with a social subsystem that interprets social behaviors of humans and then initiates specific behavior sequences in response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy Andrew MIKA, Michael Richard HONECK, Kyle G. FREEMAN, Michael FUSCO
  • Publication number: 20190224850
    Abstract: A self-guiding automaton includes sensors, a hardware processor, and a memory storing a self-guidance software code. The hardware processor executes the self-guidance software code to detect a location and/or travel path of one or more human being(s) in a pedestrian environment using the sensors, and identify a self -guided path forward in the pedestrian environment based on the location and/or travel path of each human being(s). The self-guidance software code also determines a social cue for communicating the self-guided path forward to the human being(s), detects any change in the location and/or travel path of each human being(s) using the sensors, determines a pedestrian safety score of the self-guided path forward based on the location and/or travel path and any change in the location and/or travel path of each human being(s), and moves the automaton along the self-guided path forward if the pedestrian safety score satisfies a safety threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael R. Honeck, Shelley O. Short, Jerry Rees, Kyle G. Freeman, Cory J. Rouse, Jeremy A. Mika, Michael Fusco
  • Publication number: 20190182411
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to a wireless remote video monitor. A method includes providing a camera wirelessly linked to a base station, displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) on the base station, the GUI including an image of a subject captured by the camera, positioning a boundary around the image in the GUI, detecting motion across the boundary, and generating an alarm in response to the detected motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Paul MacPhail Brown, Michael Fusco, Eyal Fishman
  • Patent number: 8118449
    Abstract: An LED based module designed to be easily retrofitted into existing incandescent based light fixtures with minimum or no modification is provided. The LED module of the present disclosure includes a generally cylindrical threaded adapter module including a flat top surface and a conical bottom portion. The bottom portion includes a threaded cavity for receiving a conventional threaded rod of a light fixture which then couples the LED module to the light fixture. The top surface of the LED module is configured to mount a metal core printed circuit board including at least one LED (light emitting diode). Furthermore, the LED module includes at least two channels running therethrough to accommodate wires or conductors from the light fixture to the metal core printed circuit board. The threaded surface of the LED module is configured to accept a conventional shade retainer ring or nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: LED Specialists Inc.
    Inventors: Wojciech Pawelko, Michael Fusco
  • Patent number: 7798674
    Abstract: A device for enhancing the appearance of a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and changing the optical properties of light emitted by the CFL is provided. The device for a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) includes a cover configured for obscuring the compact fluorescent lamp; and an attachment mechanism configured for coupling the cover to the compact fluorescent lamp by engaging an inner surface of the compact fluorescent lamp. The attachment mechanism includes at least two resilient fingers for engaging at least two spaced apart inner surfaces of the compact fluorescent lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Adaptive Lighting Solutions LLC.
    Inventors: Gary Colin Bernhardt, Wojciech Pawelko, Michael Fusco, Michael A Savona, Jonathan Hacker
  • Patent number: 7784969
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) based light engine that can replace a conventional PAR type bulb with no modifications to a host lighting fixture is provided. The light engine includes a thermally conductive housing including a generally cylindrical wall defining a cavity, an outer surface of the wall includes a plurality of axially radiating fins and disposed on an inner surface of the wall is an annular center wall dividing the cavity into a first, upper cavity and a second, lower cavity; a light module including at least one LED is disposed in the first, upper cavity and configured to contact the annular center wall, wherein heat generated by the at least one LED is disposed in the second, lower cavity and electrically coupled to the light module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: BHC Interim Funding III, L.P.
    Inventors: William Reisenauer, Michael Fusco, Wojciech Pawelko
  • Publication number: 20100053957
    Abstract: An LED based module designed to be easily retrofitted into existing incandescent based light fixtures with minimum or no modification is provided. The LED module of the present disclosure includes a generally cylindrical threaded adapter module including a flat top surface and a conical bottom portion. The bottom portion includes a threaded cavity for receiving a conventional threaded rod of a light fixture which then couples the LED module to the light fixture. The top surface of the LED module is configured to mount a metal core printed circuit board including at least one LED (light emitting diode). Furthermore, the LED module includes at least two channels running therethrough to accommodate wires or conductors from the light fixture to the metal core printed circuit board. The threaded surface of the LED module is configured to accept a conventional shade retainer ring or nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: LED SPECIALISTS INC.
    Inventors: Wojciech Pawelko, Michael Fusco
  • Publication number: 20090103313
    Abstract: A device for enhancing the appearance of a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and changing the optical properties of light emitted by the CFL is provided. The device for a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) includes a cover configured for obscuring the compact fluorescent lamp; and an attachment mechanism configured for coupling the cover to the compact fluorescent lamp by engaging an inner surface of the compact fluorescent lamp. The attachment mechanism includes at least two resilient fingers for engaging at least two spaced apart inner surfaces of the compact fluorescent lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: ADAPTIVE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS LLC.
    Inventors: Gary Colin Bernhardt, Wojciech Pawelko, Michael Fusco, Michael A. Savona, Jonathan Hacker
  • Patent number: 7434961
    Abstract: A device for enhancing the appearance of a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) and changing the optical properties of light emitted by the CFL is provided. The device for a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) includes a cover configured for obscuring the compact fluorescent lamp; and an attachment mechanism configured for coupling the cover to the compact fluorescent lamp by engaging an inner surface of the compact fluorescent lamp. The attachment mechanism includes at least two resilient fingers for engaging at least two spaced apart inner surfaces of the compact fluorescent lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Adaptive Lighting Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Gary Colin Bernhardt, Wojciech Pawelko, Michael Fusco, Michael A Savona, Jonanthan Hacker
  • Publication number: 20070242461
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) based light engine that can replace a conventional PAR type bulb with no modifications to a host lighting fixture is provided. The light engine includes a thermally conductive housing including a generally cylindrical wall defining a cavity, an outer surface of the wall includes a plurality of axially radiating fins and disposed on an inner surface of the wall is an annular center wall dividing the cavity into a first, upper cavity and a second, lower cavity; a light module including at least one LED is disposed in the first, upper cavity and configured to contact the annular center wall, wherein heat generated by the at least one LED is conducted to the housing; and a current driver circuit arranged on a substrate is disposed in the second, lower cavity and electrically coupled to the light module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: William Reisenauer, Michael Fusco, Wojciech Pawelko
  • Patent number: 6699050
    Abstract: A lockable electrical outlet socket closure plug includes a plug housing including an inner plate and a socket blade appended to the inner plate and adapted to extend into a blade receiver opening formed in the electrical outlet socket. The closure plug further includes a retainer for selectively retaining the plug housing in a mounted position on an electrical outlet socket and a controller mounted for movement in the plug housing and arranged normally to reinforce the retainer to cause the plug housing to remain in the mounted position on the electrical outlet socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Wong, Michael Fusco, Dana E. Chicca
  • Patent number: 6557353
    Abstract: A thermoelectric apparatus includes a power source, a body having a first side and a second with a defined perimeter where the first side and the second side are separated by a gap. It further includes an insulation means for providing a thermal barrier, a cooling means placed between the first side and the second side for cooling an object and a connecting means for securing the body into a defined shape around an object. A method of operating a thermoelectric apparatus includes wrapping a body around an object, with the body having a first side and a second side, a defined perimeter and the first side and second side separated by a gap containing an insulation means that forms a thermal barrier. Another step is engaging a connecting means for securing said body into a defined shape around the object, engaging a power source and then operating a cooling means placed between the first side and second side of the body in the gap for cooling the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventors: Michael A. Fusco, Todd J. Badalato
  • Publication number: 20010035420
    Abstract: A no spill training cup includes a cup and cover with a drinking spout in the cover. The cover also has a vent opening for maintaining the ambient pressure in the cup with the vent opening being covered by a hydrophobic membrane that allows the flow of air into the cup but prevents liquid from flowing out of the cup through the vent opening. A valve housing is attached to the cover on the inlet side of the spout. The valve includes a diaphragm supported in the housing and biased to engage a valve seat in the housing to prevent flow of liquid from the cup to the spout. When a child sucks on the spout, the pressure on the outlet side of the diaphragm causes it to disengage the valve seat and allow the liquid to flow out of the cup through the spout. When the child stops sucking on the spout, the valve immediately returns to its closed position on the seat so as to prohibit the flow of liquid from the cup through the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Publication date: November 1, 2001
    Inventors: Michael Fusco, William St. Pierre
  • Patent number: D855065
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SUMMER INFANT (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Paul MacPhail Brown, Michael Fusco, Eyal Fishman
  • Patent number: D861012
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SUMMER INFANT (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Paul MacPhail Brown, Michael Fusco, Eyal Fishman