Patents by Inventor Michael Gough

Michael Gough 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: 20190281076
    Abstract: A corpus of documents (and other data objects) stored for an entity can be analyzed to determine one or more topics for each document. Elements of the documents can be analyzed to also assign a risk score. The types of topics and security elements, and the associated risk scores, can be learned and adapted over time using, for example, a topic model and random forest regressor. Activity with respect to the documents is monitored, and expected behavior for a user determined using a trained recurrent neural network. Ongoing user activity is processed to determine whether the activity excessively deviates from the expected user activity. The activity can also be compared against the activity of user peers to determine whether the activity is also anomalous among the user peer group. For anomalous activity, risk scores of the accessed documents can be analyzed to determine whether to generate an alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Daniel Brim, Christopher Simmons, Paul Radulovic, Tyler Stuart Bray, Jennifer Anne Brinkley, Eric Johnson, Victor Chin, Jack Rasgaitis, Nai Qin Cai, Michael Gough, Max Anger
  • Patent number: 10339002
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems divide data into a plurality of portions such that the data is recoverable using a subset of the plurality of portions. For each portion of the data, a storage device different than storage devices storing all other portions of the data is selected. The selecting of storage devices includes distributing the portions of data based upon diversity of geographic locations of storage devices and diversity of storage device characteristics. The storage device characteristics include at least one of hardware characteristics, software characteristics, and operating history characteristics. Each portion of the data is stored on a corresponding selected storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gough, Rick Brauen
  • Patent number: 10320819
    Abstract: A corpus of documents (and other data objects) stored for an entity can be analyzed to determine one or more topics for each document. Elements of the documents can be analyzed to also assign a risk score. The types of topics and security elements, and the associated risk scores, can be learned and adapted over time using, for example, a topic model and random forest regressor. Activity with respect to the documents is monitored, and expected behavior for a user determined using a trained recurrent neural network. Ongoing user activity is processed to determine whether the activity excessively deviates from the expected user activity. The activity can also be compared against the activity of user peers to determine whether the activity is also anomalous among the user peer group. For anomalous activity, risk scores of the accessed documents can be analyzed to determine whether to generate an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Daniel Brim, Christopher Simmons, Paul Radulovic, Tyler Stuart Bray, Jennifer Anne Brinkley, Eric Johnson, Victor Chin, Jack Rasgaitis, Nai Qin Cai, Michael Gough, Max Anger
  • Publication number: 20180248895
    Abstract: A corpus of documents (and other data objects) stored for an entity can be analyzed to determine one or more topics for each document. Elements of the documents can be analyzed to also assign a risk score. The types of topics and security elements, and the associated risk scores, can be learned and adapted over time using, for example, a topic model and random forest regressor. Activity with respect to the documents is monitored, and expected behavior for a user determined using a trained recurrent neural network. Ongoing user activity is processed to determine whether the activity excessively deviates from the expected user activity. The activity can also be compared against the activity of user peers to determine whether the activity is also anomalous among the user peer group. For anomalous activity, risk scores of the accessed documents can be analyzed to determine whether to generate an alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Daniel Brim, Christopher Simmons, Paul Radulovic, Tyler Stuart Bray, Jennifer Anne Brinkley, Eric Johnson, Victor Chin, Jack Rasgaitis, Nai Qin Cai, Michael Gough, Max Anger
  • Publication number: 20180044428
    Abstract: The present invention features compositions and methods for enhancing an anti-tumor response by administering an OX40 agonist (e.g., an anti-OX40 antibody) and/or an anti-CTLA4 antibody (e.g., a CTLA4-blocking antibody) in combination with a cancer therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: MICHAEL GOUGH, MARKA CRITTENDEN
  • Patent number: 9851997
    Abstract: The order of migrating virtual computing instances from a private data center to a public cloud is optimized using a TSP solver. The method of migrating a plurality of virtual computing instances that are in communication with each other within a private data center to a public cloud includes the steps of assigning, for each different pair of virtual computing instances, a numerical value that represents an amount of data transmission between the pair over a predetermined period of time, determining a recommended order of migration for the virtual computing instances based on the assigned numerical values, and migrating the virtual computing instances according to the recommended order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gough, Debashis Basak, Mark Whipple
  • Publication number: 20170239283
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of treating or inhibiting a pre-malignant condition, a benign neoplasia, or a virally-induced growth in a subject. The methods include administering a composition including an effective amount of one or more Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) agonists, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof, to the subject. In particular embodiments, the methods include administering one or more STING agonists that are a cyclic dinucleotide or a derivative thereof to the subject, for example cyclic diadenylate monophosphate, cyclic diguanylate monophosphate, or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Providence Health & Services - Oregon
    Inventors: Michael Gough, Marka Crittenden, Jason Baird, Kristina Young
  • Publication number: 20160378524
    Abstract: The order of migrating virtual computing instances from a private data center to a public cloud is optimized using a TSP solver. The method of migrating a plurality of virtual computing instances that are in communication with each other within a private data center to a public cloud includes the steps of assigning, for each different pair of virtual computing instances, a numerical value that represents an amount of data transmission between the pair over a predetermined period of time, determining a recommended order of migration for the virtual computing instances based on the assigned numerical values, and migrating the virtual computing instances according to the recommended order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Gough, Debashis Basak, Mark Whipple
  • Publication number: 20160328293
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems divide data into a plurality of portions such that the data is recoverable using a subset of the plurality of portions. For each portion of the data, a storage device different than storage devices storing all other portions of the data is selected. The selecting of storage devices includes distributing the portions of data based upon diversity of geographic locations of storage devices and diversity of storage device characteristics. The storage device characteristics include at least one of hardware characteristics, software characteristics, and operating history characteristics. Each portion of the data is stored on a corresponding selected storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gough, Rick Brauen
  • Publication number: 20160201627
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system and method for sizing of system components in a dual fuel port injection system. The system includes a pressure regulator and a safety shut-off valve that feeds a main gas rail. The gas rail is operatively connected to a gas admission valve by a gas jumper tube. The gas admission valve is operatively connected to a gas admission port in a cylinder head or to an intake runner via a gas delivery tube. The gas admission valve has an effective cross sectional area that is defined by the actual cross sectional area multiplied by a modifying coefficient. The components of the system are sized based upon the effective cross sectional area of the gas admission valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gough, Ryan Snodgrass, Nathan Atterberry
  • Publication number: 20160177896
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to an intake system for a machine, the intake system including a connector including an inlet portion, a mixing portion and an outlet portion where the connector is configured to flow air sequentially through the inlet portion, the mixing portion and the outlet portion within the connector, a fuel admission valve input where the fuel admission valve input is connected to an outer surface of the connector and is configured to receive fuel that subsequently enters inside the connector and a fuel admission point placed within the connector. The fuel admission point is configured to receive the fuel from the fuel admission valve input and introduce the fuel inside the connector. The fuel admission point is further configured to introduce the fuel inside the connector at an angle with respect to an airflow through the connector to generate a turbulent flow and cause mixing of air and fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Snodgrass, Jeff Howard, Michael Gough
  • Patent number: 9367253
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems divide data into a plurality of portions such that the data is recoverable using a subset of the plurality of portions. For each portion of the data, a storage device different than storage devices storing all other portions of the data is selected. The selecting of storage devices includes distributing the portions of data based upon diversity of geographic locations of storage devices and diversity of storage device characteristics. The storage device characteristics include at least one of hardware characteristics, software characteristics, and operating history characteristics. Each portion of the data is stored on a corresponding selected storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gough, Rick Brauen
  • Publication number: 20150261455
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems divide data into a plurality of portions such that the data is recoverable using a subset of the plurality of portions. For each portion of the data, a storage device different than storage devices storing all other portions of the data is selected. The selecting of storage devices includes distributing the portions of data based upon diversity of geographic locations of storage devices and diversity of storage device characteristics. The storage device characteristics include at least one of hardware characteristics, software characteristics, and operating history characteristics. Each portion of the data is stored on a corresponding selected storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael GOUGH, Rick BRAUEN
  • Patent number: 8365084
    Abstract: A system and method allows panels to be dragged into position using an icon displayed on a selector user interface or from another position, and as the panels are moved over a position in which another panel is displayed, the other panel, and panels in subsequent positions, are animated to move out of the position over which the panel being dragged is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew Lin, Mike Sundermeyer, Michael Gough
  • Patent number: 8275911
    Abstract: A free space laser beam communication system, set forth by way of example and not limitation, advantageously includes a laser beam generator configured to develop a laser beam, a laser beam detector which is not in a line-of-sight of the laser beam generator, and a laser beam redirector within a line-of-sight of the laser beam generator and configured to redirect the laser beam to the laser beam detector. A path of the laser beam can be varied by adjusting a relative position between the laser beam generator and the laser beam detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: G&H Nevada-Tek
    Inventor: Michael Gough
  • Patent number: 8051214
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for accelerating data transfer between networked databases. First provided are a plurality of databases coupled by a network. At least one laser unit is coupled to each database. In operation, such laser units are capable of communicating data between the databases via free space by way of a laser beam. This allows data communication at a rate faster than that which the network is capable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: G&H Nevada-Tek
    Inventor: Michael Gough
  • Patent number: 7970950
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for accelerating data transfer between networked databases. First provided are a plurality of databases coupled by a network. At least one laser unit is coupled to each database. In operation, such laser units are capable of communicating data between the databases via free space by way of a laser beam. This allows data communication at a rate faster than that which the network is capable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: G&H Nevada—Tek
    Inventor: Michael Gough
  • Patent number: 7730217
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for accelerating data transfer between networked databases. First provided are a plurality of databases coupled by a network. At least one laser unit is coupled to each database. In operation, such laser units are capable of communicating data between the databases via free space by way of a laser beam. This allows data communication at a rate faster than that which the network is capable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: G&H Nevada-Tek
    Inventor: Michael Gough
  • Patent number: 7719542
    Abstract: A system and method displays a gradient of color extending outward from the border of a user interface control such as a text box, list box, check box, radio button, scroll bar or message box. The display may be made in response to an event, such as a mouse over or error. A user interface control has such a gradient of color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Gough, Mike Sundermeyer, Andrew Lin, Jerry Knight
  • Patent number: D724085
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Geoffrey Dowd, Sang Ik Lee, Michael Gough