Patents by Inventor Michael Grady

Michael Grady 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: 10221589
    Abstract: A rose assembly for a door lock in which the rose assembly places the door lock in one of a locked state and an unlocked state. The rose assembly includes a rose moveable with respect to the door. The rose includes a first position, in which the door lock is locked, and a second position, in which the door lock is unlocked. The rose assembly includes a frame which surrounds the rose and in which the rose nests. Pivotal movement of the rose within the frame moves the door lock from the locked state to the unlocked state. The rose pivots at a door lever, and a pivot axis is offset from a centerline of the rose. A larger portion of the rose, defined by the pivot axis, unlocks the door when pressed and a smaller portion of the rose locks the door when pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Rockwood T. Roberts, III, Chris Pembridge, Kun-Yen Tsai, Michael Grady, Xiny Fan, Caleb Jones
  • Publication number: 20180223564
    Abstract: A rose assembly for a door lock in which the rose assembly places the door lock in one of a locked state and an unlocked state. The rose assembly includes a rose moveable with respect to the door. The rose includes a first position, in which the door lock is locked, and a second position, in which the door lock is unlocked. The rose assembly includes a frame which surrounds the rose and in which the rose nests. Pivotal movement of the rose within the frame moves the door lock from the locked state to the unlocked state. The rose pivots at a door lever, and a pivot axis is offset from a centerline of the rose. A larger portion of the rose, defined by the pivot axis, unlocks the door when pressed and a smaller portion of the rose locks the door when pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Rockwood T. Roberts, III, Chris Pembridge, Kun-Yen Tsai, Michael Grady, Xiny Fan, Caleb Jones
  • Patent number: 9841056
    Abstract: A bearing apparatus includes: a bearing including a first race rotatable relative to a second race, wherein the first race includes one or more drain passages extending therethrough; and a squeeze film damper connected to the first race, the squeeze film damper including first and second squeeze film spaces separated by an oil drain path which communicates with the one or more drain passages of the first race.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kyle Robert Snow, Philip J. Ogston, Christopher Michael Grady
  • Publication number: 20170114831
    Abstract: A bearing apparatus includes: a bearing including a first race rotatable relative to a second race, wherein the first race includes one or more drain passages extending therethrough; and a squeeze film damper connected to the first race, the squeeze film damper including first and second squeeze film spaces separated by an oil drain path which communicates with the one or more drain passages of the first race.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Kyle Robert Snow, Philip J. Ogston, Christopher Michael Grady
  • Publication number: 20100163483
    Abstract: A method of hydrolyzing peptide bonds in waste material from dissolved air flotation (DAF float) wastewater treatment systems is disclosed. The method according to the disclosure comprises controlling the pH of said DAF float; adding a lytic agent to said pH controlled DAF float; and incubating the lytic agent/DAF float mixture. The hydrolyzed peptide bonds allow for the cleaving of oil molecules from protein material thereby increasing oil extraction from wastewater streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: ZENTOX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Grady, Joe Phillips, William Baker, Sam Jaffe, Kathy L. Jaffe
  • Patent number: 7667572
    Abstract: An architecture of an RFID system that facilitates the accessing of RFID tag data within an RFID environment. The architecture includes a plurality of RFID readers, each reader being operative to transmit a first RF signal for scanning at least one RFID tag disposed within an RF coverage region associated with the reader, and to receive at least one second RF signal including tag data in response to the scanning of the tag. The architecture further includes at least one host computer operative to execute at least one client application, and at least one controller/processor communicably coupled to the plurality of readers and the at least one host computer. The controller/processor is operative to control operation of the plurality of readers, to process the tag data received by the plurality of readers, and to provide the processed tag data to the at least one host computer for use by the at least one client application executing thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Reva Systems Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Husak, Robert A. Stephenson, Michael Grady, Scott Barvick, Pattabhiraman Krishna, Chilton L. Cabot, Jeffrey H. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20090256683
    Abstract: A system and method that facilitates the configuration and control of components of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system, taking into account how the RFID system components are associated with one or more physical locations within an environment in which the RFID system is deployed. The RFID system can be controlled by obtaining a representation of the physical space. Next, at least one region of interest is specified in the representation of the physical space. An interrogation zone is then specified in the representation of the physical space, in which the interrogation zone corresponds to the data reader. Next, at least one overlap region of the interrogation zone and the region of interest is specified. Information is then stored, including the representation, and the interest region, the interrogation zone, and/or the overlap region. Operation of the data reader is controlled as a function of the stored information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: REVA SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert A. Stephenson, Michael Grady, Scott Barvick, David J. Husak, Lin Zhou, Nirav R. Shah, Pattabhiraman Krishna, Jeffrey H. Fischer, Chilton L. Cabot
  • Patent number: 7567179
    Abstract: A system and method that facilitates the configuration and control of components of an RFID system, taking into account how the RFID system components are associated with one or more physical locations within an environment in which the RFID system is deployed. A user provides information specifying associations between the system components and the physical locations within the environment to obtain visual representations of configuration data generated therefrom with reference to a facility view, an RF coverage view, and a location view of the data. The facility view serves as a reference plane for placement and orientation of antennas associated with RFID readers, location benchmark tags, and the physical locations of interest. After each antenna is placed and oriented on the facility view, an estimate of the size and shape of the RF interrogation zone of each antenna is computed, and representations of the RF interrogation zones are provided on the facility view to obtain the RF coverage view of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Reva Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Stephensen, Michael Grady, Scott Barvick, David J. Husak, Lin Zhou, Nirav R. Shah, Pattabhiraman Krishna, Jeffrey H. Fischer, Chilton L. Cabot
  • Publication number: 20070099623
    Abstract: A system and method that facilitates the configuration and control of components of an RFID system, taking into account how the RFID system components are associated with one or more physical locations within an environment in which the RFID system is deployed. A user provides information specifying associations between the system components and the physical locations within the environment to obtain visual representations of configuration data generated therefrom with reference to a facility view, an RF coverage view, and a location view of the data. The facility view serves as a reference plane for placement and orientation of antennas associated with RFID readers, location benchmark tags, and the physical locations of interest. After each antenna is placed and oriented on the facility view, an estimate of the size and shape of the RF interrogation zone of each antenna is computed, and representations of the RF interrogation zones are provided on the facility view to obtain the RF coverage view of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Stephensen, Michael Grady, Scott Barvick, David Husak, Lin Zhou, Nirav Shah, Pattabhiraman Krishna, Jeffrey Fischer, Chilton Cabot
  • Publication number: 20060022801
    Abstract: An architecture of an RFID system that facilitates the accessing of RFID tag data within an RFID environment. The architecture includes a plurality of RFID readers, each reader being operative to transmit a first RF signal for scanning at least one RFID tag disposed within an RF coverage region associated with the reader, and to receive at least one second RF signal including tag data in response to the scanning of the tag. The architecture further includes at least one host computer operative to execute at least one client application, and at least one controller/processor communicably coupled to the plurality of readers and the at least one host computer. The controller/processor is operative to control operation of the plurality of readers, to process the tag data received by the plurality of readers, and to provide the processed tag data to the at least one host computer for use by the at least one client application executing thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: David Husak, Robert Stephenson, Michael Grady, Scott Barvick, Pattabhiraman Krishna, Chilton Cabot, Jeffrey Fischer
  • Publication number: 20050003094
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermally initiated polymerization process. The process provides for heating in a reactor a reaction mixture comprising one or more acrylate monomers to a polymerization temperature ranging from 120° C. to 500°0 C., and polymerizing the reaction mixture into a polymer. Applicants made an unexpected discovery that acrylate monomers can be used as thermal initiators, which makes the process more economical than conventional thermally initiated polymerization processes. The reaction mixture can also include non-acrylate monomers. Several novel steps are also disclosed to control the molecular weight and the polydispersity of the resulting polymer are also disclosed. The polymers made by the low cost process of the present invention have wide application, such as in automotive OEM and refinish coating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Grady, Congling Quan, Masoud Soroush
  • Publication number: 20050004321
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to two component coating compositions that cure under ambient conditions and more particularly to those having low VOC (volatile organic content) that are suitable for use in automotive refinish and Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) applications. The coating composition includes crosslinkable and crosslinking components, wherein the crosslinkable component includes a low polydispersity, low molecular weight copolymer having on an average 2 to 25 crosslinkable functional groups, such as hydroxyl, acetoacetoxy, carboxyl, epoxy, primary amine and secondary amine. The copolymer is polymerized from a monomer mixture that includes one or more non-functional methacrylate monomers and one or more functional acrylate monomers provided with the functional groups. The crosslinking component includes polyisocyanate, polyamine, epoxy, polyacid, ketimine, melamine, or a combination thereof. The invention is also directed to coating produced from the coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventor: Michael Grady
  • Publication number: 20020046240
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a framework for consistent and minimized development of Web-based applications. A preferred Web-based application of the present invention is built on a web server framework utilizing industry standard technologies relating to Web development and deployment. These technologies fall into three main areas: browser technology, Web server technology, and application server technology. A preferred Web architecture of the present invention is preferably based on HTTP, utilizing a browser, Middleware, and a Web Server, the Web Server comprising Java servlets, Java Server Pages, Java Beans, and a Web Server Framework. This architecture follows a standard Model, View, Controller pattern. Preferably, the initial servlet is the Controller, the Java Beans are the Model, and the JSP is the View. Preferred frameworks include an Error Framework, a Logging and Tracing Framework, a Connection Framework, a Reference Data Framework, a Security Framework, and an International Framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Scott Graham, Michael Grady, Stephen Weagraff, Michael Sauer, Rahul Jindal
  • Patent number: 6233326
    Abstract: Call blockages can now be identified down to the line and group of lines that caused the call blockage. No more long statistical studies followed by guessing in order to alleviate blockages. This method and apparatus operating in concert with recently added load balancing processes report specifically what caused each call blockage at what time. With such specific information, each line or group of lines that needs to be moved or added to a new line terminating equipment are quickly identified and accomplished, thereby keeping service to the average customers at acceptable levels. The amount of specificity represents a breakthrough in call line and traffic management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ted Jeffery Davis, Michael Grady Jackson
  • Patent number: 5873066
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for managing the underwriting, quoting and binding by an insurance company of an excess casualty insurance policy for an insured having a primary insurance policy with a primary insurance limit amount. The system selects and stores at least one standard industrial classification code ("SIC code") associated with the insured and a primary carrier name or multiple carriers associated with the primary insurance policy. A plurality of SIC code records corresponding to a plurality of SIC codes are stored in a database. Each of the SIC code records are linked to underwriting guidelines established and filed by the insurance carrier. These criteria include guidelines related to minimum premiums, hazard rating, underwriting authority, and referral criteria. Primary insurance carrier public bureau rating records are also stored in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Insurance Company of North America
    Inventors: Robert B. Underwood, William F. Wall, John R. Platt, Patricia A. Bens, Richard Dely, Michael Grady, Jerry Flynn