Patents by Inventor Michael Grant

Michael Grant 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: 20210166535
    Abstract: Security systems and methods configured for use with an item of merchandise for retail display include a housing, at least one sensor carried by the housing and at least one output device carried by the housing. The security system further includes a controller carried by the housing and operably coupled to the sensor and to the output device. The controller is operable to determine a distance traveled by the item of merchandise from a retail display “home” position based upon a sensor input from the sensor, and to activate the output device based upon the distance traveled by the item of merchandise exceeding a threshold distance. The controller may utilize the at least one sensor in conjunction with an inertial navigation system (INS) and motion processing algorithms or techniques to determine the distance traveled by the item of merchandise from the retail display “home” position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Michael R. Johnston, Jonathon D. Phillips
  • Patent number: 11008264
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for the quantification of AngI and/or determination of plasma renin activity in a sample. The methods and systems disclosed herein can be useful for diagnosis of hypertension, aldosteronism and other abnormalities of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
    Inventors: William O. Slade, Jr., Russell Philip Grant, Christopher Michael Shuford
  • Patent number: 10997982
    Abstract: Embodiments allow for an auto-mixer to gate microphones on and off based on speech detection, without losing or discarding the speech received during the speech recognition period. An example method includes receiving and storing an input audio signal. The method also includes determining, based on a first segment of the input audio signal, that the input audio signal comprises speech, and determining a delay between the input audio signal and a corresponding output audio signal provided to a speaker. The method also includes reducing the delay, wherein reducing the delay comprises removing one or more segments of the stored input audio signal to create a time-compressed audio signal and providing the time-compressed audio signal as the corresponding output audio signal. The method also includes determining that the delay is less than a threshold duration, and responsively providing the input audio signal as the corresponding output audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ryan Lester, Jose Roberto Regalbuto, David Grant Cason
  • Patent number: 10995936
    Abstract: A landscape lighting system comprises a plurality of landscape lighting fixtures, wherein each of the landscape lighting fixtures comprise a light source and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to receive a combined power and control signal over power supply wiring, separate the control signal from a power component of the combined signal, and cause the light source to be controlled based on the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VOLT, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Grant Breedlove
  • Publication number: 20210120337
    Abstract: Audio data in a first format may be processed to produce audio data in a second format, which may be a reduced or simplified version of the first format. A loudness correction process may produce loudness-corrected audio data in the second format. A first power of the audio data in the second format and a second power of the loudness-corrected audio data in the second format may be determined. A second-format loudness correction factor for the audio data in the second format may be based, at least in part, on a power ratio between the first power and the second power. A first-format loudness correction factor for the audio data in the first format may be based, at least in part, on the power ratio and a power relationship between the audio data in the first format and the audio data in the second format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Gregory NORCROSS, Michael GRANT, James Stuart COWDERY, Sachin NANDA, Nisarg Vipul SHAH
  • Publication number: 20210113490
    Abstract: Topical composition comprising cannabinoids in combination with one or more antioxidants, one or more anti-microbial agents, one or more anti-inflammatory agents and one or more skin conditioning agents are provided. Also provided are methods comprising applying a topical composition provided herein to the skin of a subject and uses of a topical composition for promoting hydration and clear skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Avicanna Inc.
    Inventors: Frantz Henri Emmanuel Le Devedec, Akm Abdul Hai, Aras Azadian, Setu Nimish Purohit, Justin Michael Grant, Samantha Carolyn Watt
  • Patent number: 10976038
    Abstract: A junction hub may include a fixture body include a top portion and a bottom portion. The junction hub may further include a connector device for operably coupling a mounting structure to the fixture body. The junction hub may even further include a terminal block disposed in the fixture body for facilitating the connection of a power source to at least one lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Volt, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grant Breedlove, Sr., Jesse Daniel Harper
  • Patent number: 10967596
    Abstract: A baler and methods of operating a baler. The baler includes a housing defining an interior volume, the interior volume including a compression portion and a loading portion. The baler also includes a first closure movably coupled with the housing and operative to enclose the compression portion and a second closure movably coupled with the housing and operative to enclose the loading portion. Further, the baler includes a reciprocating compression assembly including a linear actuator and a platen operably coupled with the linear actuator. The platen is movable between a retracted position and an extended position in response to actuation of the linear actuator. Additionally, the first closure defines at least one recess therein and a lip extending about at least a portion of the at least one recess. The lip is operative to engage with compressible material disposed in the compression portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Wastequip LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Grant, Douglas Alan Chojecki, Kirk David Warren
  • Patent number: 10955584
    Abstract: A method can include receiving sensor data from at least three different types of sensor situated in the geographic area, the types of sensors including an air temperature sensor, relative humidity sensor, dewpoint sensor, soil moisture sensor, soil temperature sensor, average wind speed sensor, maximum wind speed sensor, and a rainfall sensor, producing a feature vector including a time series of values corresponding to the received sensor data, and using a neural network, estimating the physical characteristics, the physical characteristics including at least one of (a) a leaf wetness, (b) a solar radiation, (c) an evapotranspiration, (d) a future soil moisture, and (e) a future soil temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ranveer Chandra, Michael Grant
  • Publication number: 20210069103
    Abstract: Self-emulsifying drug delivery systems are provided for oral delivery of cannabinoids. The cannabinoids are dissolved in an oily medium (e.g. medium chain triglycerides) together with at least one surfactant to improve dissolution, stability, and bioavailability. Also provided are methods comprising uses of an oral cannabinoid compositions for the treatment of neuropathic pain in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Avicanna Inc.
    Inventors: Frantz Henri Emmanuel LE DEVEDEC, Aras Azadian, Setu Nimish Purohit, Justin Michael Grant, Samantha Carolyn Watt
  • Publication number: 20210006931
    Abstract: A communication device includes a display screen upon which information is displayed. A microprocessor configured to execute at least one notification program is provided that displays a notification descriptive of an access control request on the display screen. The at least one notification program is programmed to receive data indicative of an access control request and to receive data descriptive of the access control request. Additionally, the at least one notification program is further programmed to display a notification indicative of the access control request and comprising an explanation of the access control request based on the received descriptive data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Lyle BENDER, Michael Grant KIRKUP, Michael Kenneth BROWN, Radu Alexandru MANEA, Brian Alexander ZUBERT
  • Publication number: 20200390957
    Abstract: A lid for closing an open ended blood chamber is provided. The lid is a one piece device forming an inlet to the blood chamber. The one piece device includes a filter media spaced apart from the inlet and wherein blood passing through the inlet passes through the filter media upon entry into the blood chamber. The filter media filters gross particulate from the blood passing therethrough. The one piece device further includes a vent port with an associated vent port cover to allow air separated to vent from the blood chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas LYONS, Michael Grant LEONHARD, Robert Warren CAMERON, III, Yash SIDDHARTHA
  • Patent number: 10855104
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a power apparatus, includes at least one first and second power supply to receive power from a main power supply, the at least one first power supply including at least one first input capacitor to smooth voltage ripples, a voltage monitor to monitor voltage provided by the main power supply, and cause enablement and/or disablement of at least one part of the at least one first power supply according to the voltage provided by the main power supply, and at least one first blocking and passing component configured to selectively channel energy from the main power supply to charge the at least one first input capacitor during a time when the at least one part is enabled, and channel energy from the at least one first input capacitor to the at least one second power supply during a time when the at least one part is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Nguyen, Matt Howard, Michael Grant
  • Publication number: 20200357422
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for generating an encoded audio bitstream, including by including program loudness metadata and audio data in the bitstream, and optionally also program boundary metadata in at least one segment (e.g., frame) of the bitstream. Other aspects are apparatus and methods for decoding such a bitstream, e.g., including by performing adaptive loudness processing of the audio data of an audio program indicated by the bitstream, or authentication and/or validation of metadata and/or audio data of such an audio program. Another aspect is an audio processing unit (e.g., an encoder, decoder, or post-processor) configured (e.g., programmed) to perform any embodiment of the method or which includes a buffer memory which stores at least one frame of an audio bitstream generated in accordance with any embodiment of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Michael GRANT, Scott Gregory NORCROSS, Jeffrey RIEDMILLER, Michael WARD
  • Patent number: 10791413
    Abstract: A communication device includes a display screen upon which information is displayed. A microprocessor configured to execute at least one notification program is provided that displays a notification descriptive of an access control request on the display screen. The at least one notification program is programmed to receive data indicative of an access control request and to receive data descriptive of the access control request. Additionally, the at least one notification program is further programmed to display a notification indicative of the access control request and comprising an explanation of the access control request based on the received descriptive data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Lyle Bender, Michael Grant Kirkup, Michael Kenneth Brown, Radu Alexandru Manea, Brian Alexander Zubert
  • Patent number: 10775260
    Abstract: Example computer systems, computer apparatuses, computer methods, and computer program products are disclosed for detecting a gas leak. An example computer method includes receiving an electronic indication of a monitoring mode and determining whether the monitoring mode corresponds to a standard mode or a focus mode. The example computer method further includes, in response to determining that the monitoring mode corresponds to the standard mode: monitoring a first range of ultrasonic frequencies to generate a first set of monitored data; and generating a first ultrasonic gas leak detection signal based on the first set of monitored data. The example computer method further includes, in response to determining that the monitoring mode corresponds to the focus mode: monitoring a second range of ultrasonic frequencies to generate a second set of monitored data; and generating a second ultrasonic gas leak detection signal based on the second set of monitored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Grant, Rodney Royston Watts, Peter Mark Harrie
  • Patent number: D896146
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MF IP Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Cox, Michael Grant Owens
  • Patent number: D910419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MF IP Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Cox, Michael Grant Owens
  • Patent number: D911959
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Volt, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Grant Breedlove, Sr.
  • Patent number: D913926
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Volt, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Grant Breedlove, Sr.