Patents by Inventor Michael George

Michael George 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: 10385657
    Abstract: A well bore robot is configured to travel along an magnetic track element. The magnetic track element includes a plurality of track magnets. The well bore robot includes a robot body and at least one robot magnet. The robot magnet is disposed within the robot body and configured to magnetically and alternatingly engage and disengage with the track magnets. Alternating engagement and disengagement of the robot magnet with the track magnets conveys the well bore robot along the magnetic track element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lily Nuryaningsih, Dustin Michael Sharber, Mahendra Ladharam Joshi, Qi Xuele, Jeffrey Robert Potts, Matthew Landon George
  • Patent number: 10384981
    Abstract: Methods for preparing ceramic matrix composites using melt infiltration and chemical vapor infiltration are provided as well as the resulting ceramic matrix composites. The methods and products include the incorporation of sacrificial fibers to provide improved infiltration of the fluid infiltrant. The sacrificial fibers are removed, such as decomposed during pyrolysis, resulting in the formation of regular and elongate channels throughout the ceramic matrix composite. Infiltration of the fluid infiltrant can then take place using the elongate channels resulting in improved density and an improved ceramic matrix composite product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: David Bruce Hall, James Joseph Murray, Jason Robert Parolini, Michael Alan Vallance, Juan Borja, Daniel George Norton, Jared Hogg Weaver, Daniel Gene Dunn
  • Publication number: 20190247568
    Abstract: A medical infusion pump system is disclosed. The medical infusion pump system is a multi-reservoir infusion device for dispensing at least compositions of insulin and an amylin analog for treatment of subjects. Insulin and the amylin analog are stored in separate reservoirs, each reservoir being operatively connected to a motor for providing discharge pressure to the reservoirs. The motors may act independently such that insulin and the amylin analog may be injected at incongruent times. The medical infusion pump may automatically dispense the amylin analog into a subject's blood once the subject's blood-glucose levels rise above a specific threshold, or may dispense the amylin analog based on expected levels of blood glucose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: Michael George Thatcher
  • Publication number: 20190239457
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating an irrigation system to account for variations in flow rates caused by field elevation changes, pipe friction losses, water emitter nozzle wear, pressure-regulator inaccuracies, and other factors. A calibration map is created to account for the flow rate variations and then consulted to control operation of the irrigation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: LINDSAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael George Ricketts, Brian James Magnusson
  • Publication number: 20190242205
    Abstract: A hydraulically activated setting tool for setting an auxiliary tool in a well, the setting tool including a housing that prevents a well fluid from entering inside the housing; a floating piston placed inside the housing and closing an end of a pressure chamber; an attached piston placed inside the housing and configured to actuate the auxiliary tool; a fluid chamber located between the floating piston and the attached piston, wherein the fluid chamber holds a fluid; and a communication element configured to establish a fluid communication between an outside and an inside of the housing. The fluid communication makes a well fluid in the well to directly act on the floating piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Robert DAVIS, Wayne ROSENTHAL, Kevin GEORGE, David WESSON, Michael WROBLICKY, Jeremy CASTANEDA
  • Publication number: 20190243606
    Abstract: Systems and methods for audio output control are disclosed. Audio may be output via a speaker of a communal device associated with a first portion of an environment. A user may provide a user utterance indicating an intent to add another device in a second portion of the environment to the audio-output session, and/or an intent to move the audio-output session from the first device to the second device, and/or an intent to remove a device from an audio-output session. Based on this determined intent, audio-session queues may be associated and dissociated from devices and device states may be altered to effectuate the intent of the user utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Gautham Kumar Jayakumar, Nishant Kumar, Steven Michael Saxon, Frederic Johan Georges Deramat
  • Patent number: 10368917
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to orthopedic fixation devices that comprise a coupling element and a bone fastener, whereby the bone fastener can be loaded into the coupling element through the bottom of a bore in the coupling element. The orthopedic fixation devices described herein can include modular locking clamp assemblies that can be fixed onto fasteners that are already implanted in bone. The modular locking clamp assemblies can include polyaxial locking clamp assemblies, as well as monoaxial locking clamp assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Devjeet Mishra, Michael Harper, Milan George, Katherine Manninen, John Perkins
  • Publication number: 20190234360
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for adjustable fuel pressure module. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus for regulating fuel pressure comprises a body configured to mate to a fuel filter housing, a spring seat assembly configured to seal an opening in the fuel filter housing according to a force applied by a pressure regulating spring acting on the spring seat assembly, and a pressure regulating spring adjusting assembly mounted to the body, configured to constrain an adjustable length of the pressure regulating spring, wherein the spring is constrained between the spring seat assembly and the pressure regulating spring adjusting assembly. A force exerted upon the spring seat assembly by the pressure regulating spring corresponds to a desirable fuel pressure. The spring seat assembly is configured to unseal the opening in the fuel filter housing responsive to a fuel pressure greater than the desirable fuel pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Brian George, Michael Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20190238854
    Abstract: Examples described herein generally relate to performing frame extrapolation in image frame rendering. A vertex mesh as a set of vertices is generated, and each vertex is mapped to a screen space position for defining a texture. One or more motion vectors for one or more regions in a first image frame of a stream of image frames can be determined. The screen space positions associated with at least a portion of the set of vertices within the texture can be modified based at least in part on the one or more motion vectors. A graphics processing unit (GPU) can render the first image frame into the texture. The extrapolated image frame is displayed after the first image frame and before a next image frame in the stream of image frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Zicheng YEUNG, Michael George BOULTON, Ashraf Ayman MICHAIL, Matt BRONDER, Jack Andrew ELLIOTT, Matthew David SANDY
  • Patent number: 10362896
    Abstract: Various beverage preparation systems and methods are shown. The beverage preparation system can include a dispensing unit configured to receive beverage, such as a shot of espresso, from a beverage preparation machine. The dispensing unit can include a dispensing unit with a first end and a second end. The dispensing unit can be rotatable between an upright position and an inverted position. The dispensing unit can be configured to receive the beverage through the second end when the dispensing unit is in the upright position, and can be configured to receive cleansing fluid through the second end when the dispensing unit is in the inverted position. In some embodiments, when the dispensing unit is in an intermediate position between the upright and inverted positions, the dispensing unit is configured to dispense the beverage out of the first end and into a cup or other vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Starbucks Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Apone, Izaak Koller, Michael Cummer, Richard B. Riday, William George Crossland
  • Patent number: 10364290
    Abstract: The invention relates to anti-HER3/HER4 antigen binding proteins, e.g. anti-HER3/HER4 antibodies, that bind to the beta-hairpin of HER3 and the beta-hairpin of HER4, methods for selecting these antigen binding proteins, their preparation and use as medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Birgit Bossenmaier, Guy Georges, Michael Gerg, Gerhard Niederfellner, Christian Scholz, Michael Schraeml
  • Publication number: 20190223654
    Abstract: Various beverage preparation systems and methods are disclosed. The beverage preparation system can include a dispensing unit configured to receive beverage, such as a shot of espresso, from a beverage preparation machine. The dispensing unit can include a dispensing unit with a first end and a second end. The dispensing unit can be rotatable between an upright position and an inverted position. The dispensing unit can be configured to receive the beverage through the second end when the dispensing unit is in the upright position, and can be configured to receive cleansing fluid through the second end when the dispensing unit is in the inverted position. In some embodiments, when the dispensing unit is in an intermediate position between the upright and inverted positions, the dispensing unit is configured to dispense the beverage out of the first end and into a cup or other vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Dan Apone, Izaak Koller, Michael Cummer, Richard B. Riday, William George Crossland
  • Publication number: 20190216622
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus can include a handle portion and at least one rotatable drive shaft. The handle portion has an actuation mechanism. The actuation mechanism includes a motor and one or more actuators. The rotatable drive shaft has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal end portion is coupled to the motor, and the distal end portion is configured to be releasably coupled to a prosthetic heart valve. The actuation mechanism is configured to control and monitor expansion of the prosthetic heart valve. The handle is configured for actuating the actuation mechanism, tracking a response of native tissue when the prosthetic heart valve is in contact with the native tissue, and stopping expansion of the prosthetic heart valve once a rate of change of expansion of the prosthetic heart valve declines below a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Richard George Cartledge, Kevin W. Smith, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., Derek Dee Deville, Korey Kline, Max Pierre Mendez, Matthew A. Palmer, Michael Walter Kirk, Carlos Rivera, Eric Petersen, M. Sean McBrayer
  • Patent number: 10349932
    Abstract: A system and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device and a plurality of anchor assemblies. The delivery system is configured to deliver a first anchor using loaded energy and reload the energy required to deliver an addition anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NeoTract, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Catanese, III, Theodore Bender, Robert George, Floria Cheng, Jolene Cutts, Ling-Kang Tong, Michael Gearhart, Matthew McLean, James Niederjohn, Brian Y. Tachibana, Ben Thompson
  • Patent number: 10353779
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a host system comprising a host system processor and a device coupled to the host system processor. The information handling system may also include a management controller communicatively coupled to the host system processor and configured to provide management of the information handling system via management traffic communicated between the management controller and a network external to the information handling system and perform runtime verification of a firmware image of the management controller by responsive to each particular read request of the firmware image during runtime of the firmware, verifying integrity of a respective block of the read request and responsive to determining the respective block is corrupted, causing a bootloader of the firmware to, on a subsequent boot of the firmware image, perform recovery of the firmware image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Piyush Sharma, Eugene David Cho, Kiran George Vetteth, Murali K. Somarouthu, Michael Emery Brown, Brian L. Brelsford
  • Patent number: 10353534
    Abstract: A system for presenting a common user interface (UI) of multiple applications on a client computing device as a web page that includes a set of UI elements leading to a respective set of the multiple applications for a user. In the system, backend servers host a UI infrastructure including the common UI. Design tools are coupled to UI infrastructure for personalizing the common UI that is presented by the backend servers on the client device. The design tools include a tool that disposes, in the common UI, an overview page (OVP) element leading to a personalized overview page that visually displays, at a glance, application information and data visualizations for a specific work domain or role of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Ioannis Grammatikakis, Daniel George Watters, Florian Jann, Michael Krenkler, Emil Voutta, Jamila Schon, Marc Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10354621
    Abstract: A video display hub is mounted in a common household area such as a kitchen or family room. The display hub is configured to display various types of information for users in the area, such as weather, traffic updates, schedules, notes, messages, lists, news, etc. When the user is at a distance from the display hub, information is presented at a relatively low density, with a low level of granularity and detail in conjunction with large fonts, graphics, and icons. When the user is close to the display hub, information is presented at a relatively high density, with a high level of granularity and detail in conjunction with small fonts, graphics, and icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Douglas McQueen, Meng Li, Eric Alan Breitbard, Robert Steven Murdock, Julien George Beguin, Gregory Michael Hart, Scott Ian Blanksteen
  • Patent number: 10356555
    Abstract: Fiber optic array cables and related systems and methods to determine and/or track locations of objects are disclosed. The fiber optic array cables can be employed in an optical-fiber-based communication system, including a centralized optical-fiber based communication system. In one embodiment, the fiber optic array cable is configured to carry optical RF or radio-over-fiber (RoF) signals to establish communications with objects. The fiber optic array cable includes multiple reference units along the length of the cable. The reference units can be configured to convert received optical RF signals into electrical RF signals to establish RF communications with objects capable of receiving electrical RF signals. The reference units are also configured to convert received electrical RF signals from the objects into optical RF signals, which are then used to determine the location of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Jacob George, Michael Sauer, Dean Michael Thelen
  • Patent number: 10343538
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for controlling charge levels of vehicle batteries. An example vehicle includes a battery, a battery sensor for detecting a current of the battery, a power connector for connecting to an external electrical device, a relay electrically connected between the power connection and the battery, and a body control module to position the relay in a closed state in response to determining that the current is greater than zero and the battery is not in an overcharge state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hanyang B. Chen, Michael J. Irby, Douglas George Rosner
  • Patent number: D856174
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Yves Behar, John Mathew Depew, Michael George Farley, Vijay Shankar, Richard Philip Sillman, Valentin Jean Charles Marcel Sollier, Christopher Sean Wheaton