Patents by Inventor Michael Greenstein

Michael Greenstein 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: 20200317903
    Abstract: Composites comprising polymeric nanofibers, metal oxide nanoparticles, and optional surface-segregating surfactants and precursor compositions are disclosed. Also disclosed are nonwoven mats formed from the composites and methods of making and using the composites. The composites enable the deployment of nanostructured materials for water treatment within a self-contained membrane with high water fluxes, as well as a number uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: David Michael CWIERTNY, Nosang Vincent MYUNG, Katherine Tanya PETER, Katherine Elizabeth GREENSTEIN, Gene Francis PARKIN
  • Patent number: 10699333
    Abstract: A method and computer program product is provided for an online bidding system. The method may include receiving a plurality of bids from a plurality of online bidding communities during a live auction event at one of a primary technology provider and a relying technology provider, wherein the live auction event simultaneously occurs on a physical auction floor and virtually. The method may also include processing the plurality of bids at the primary technology provider. The method may further include providing the processed plurality of bids to a single designated clerking console associated with the primary technology provider for the live auction event. The method may also include receiving an accepted bid from the single designated clerking console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Invaluable, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Charles, Michael L. Kaplan, Michael A. Greenstein, Elizabeth Beiriger
  • Publication number: 20200196013
    Abstract: Customized recommendations of multimedia content streams are provided herein. A method can include facilitating, by a network device of a wireless network and comprising a processor, an output of a recommendation of a first multimedia content stream at a communications device based on a monitored interaction determined to have been performed by an identified entity at the communications device. The method can also include facilitating, by the network device, a first transmission of the first multimedia content stream to the communications device in response to an acceptance of the recommendation of the first multimedia content stream received from the communications device. The first multimedia content stream can be renderable for consumption at the communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Greenstein, Percival Pacifico, Jason Payabyab, Kue Xiong
  • Patent number: 10609453
    Abstract: Customized recommendations of multimedia content streams are provided herein. A method can include facilitating, by a network device of a wireless network and comprising a processor, an output of a recommendation of a first multimedia content stream at a communications device based on a monitored interaction determined to have been performed by an identified entity at the communications device. The method can also include facilitating, by the network device, a first transmission of the first multimedia content stream to the communications device in response to an acceptance of the recommendation of the first multimedia content stream received from the communications device. The first multimedia content stream can be renderable for consumption at the communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Greenstein, Percival Pacifico, Jason Payabyab, Kue Xiong
  • Patent number: 10181010
    Abstract: A genetic surveillance system comprises a communications network and at least one reader-analyzer instrument. The reader-analyzer instrument has a communication interface to communicate over the network. The reader-analyzer instrument is adapted to perform genetic assay analysis of a sample obtained from a member of a population and to generate detection-related data based upon the analysis. The reader-analyzer instrument is adapted to associate qualifying information with the detection-related data and to communicate the associated qualifying information and detection-related data over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Chirag Patel, Hans Fuernkranz, Michael Greenstein
  • Publication number: 20180276743
    Abstract: A method and computer program product is provided for an online bidding system. The method may include receiving a plurality of bids from a plurality of online bidding communities during a live auction event at one of a primary technology provider and a relying technology provider, wherein the live auction event simultaneously occurs on a physical auction floor and virtually. The method may also include processing the plurality of bids at the primary technology provider. The method may further include providing the processed plurality of bids to a single designated clerking console associated with the primary technology provider for the live auction event. The method may also include receiving an accepted bid from the single designated clerking console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: David J. Charles, Michael L. Kaplan, Michael A. Greenstein, Elizabeth Beiriger
  • Publication number: 20180242045
    Abstract: Customized recommendations of multimedia content streams are provided herein. A method can include facilitating, by a network device of a wireless network and comprising a processor, an output of a recommendation of a first multimedia content stream at a communications device based on a monitored interaction determined to have been performed by an identified entity at the communications device. The method can also include facilitating, by the network device, a first transmission of the first multimedia content stream to the communications device in response to an acceptance of the recommendation of the first multimedia content stream received from the communications device. The first multimedia content stream can be renderable for consumption at the communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Greenstein, Percival Pacifico, Jason Payabyab, Kue Xiong
  • Patent number: 9996875
    Abstract: A method and computer program product is provided for an online bidding system. The method may include receiving a plurality of bids from a plurality of online bidding communities during a live auction event at one of a primary technology provider and a relying technology provider, wherein the live auction event simultaneously occurs on a physical auction floor and virtually. The method may also include processing the plurality of bids at the primary technology provider. The method may further include providing the processed plurality of bids to a single designated clerking console associated with the primary technology provider for the live auction event. The method may also include receiving an accepted bid from the single designated clerking console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INVALUABLE, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Charles, Rob Ehlert, Rod Funston, Michael A. Greenstein, Michael L. Kaplan, Scott Miles, Sean Quimby
  • Patent number: 9207249
    Abstract: The present invention is an automated microfluidic chip processing apparatus that includes a deck for holding at least one microfluidic chip and capable of being accessed by a liquid handling system, a fluid control system, and a detection system, wherein a chip handling device transports the chip from the deck to the fluid control system and the detection system. The present invention also includes a chip for use with an automated microfluidic chip processing apparatus, and a method for processing a microfluidic chip using such an apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Greenstein, Colin B Kennedy, James C Mikkelsen, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150213192
    Abstract: A genetic surveillance system comprises a communications network and at least one reader-analyzer instrument. The reader-analyzer instrument has a communication interface to communicate over the network. The reader-analyzer instrument is adapted to perform genetic assay analysis of a sample obtained from a member of a population and to generate detection-related data based upon the analysis. The reader-analyzer instrument is adapted to associate qualifying information with the detection-related data and to communicate the associated qualifying information and detection-related data over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Chirag Patel, Hans Fuernkranz, Michael Greenstein
  • Publication number: 20150170265
    Abstract: A method and computer program product is provided for an online bidding system. The method may include receiving a plurality of bids from a plurality of online bidding communities during a live auction event at one of a primary technology provider and a relying technology provider, wherein the live auction event simultaneously occurs on a physical auction floor and virtually. The method may also include processing the plurality of bids at the primary technology provider. The method may further include providing the processed plurality of bids to a single designated clerking console associated with the primary technology provider for the live auction event. The method may also include receiving an accepted bid from the single designated clerking console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: David J. Charles, Rob Ehlert, Rod Funston, Michael A. Greenstein, Michael L. Kaplan, Scott Miles, Sean Quimby
  • Publication number: 20150140611
    Abstract: The present teachings comprise a device and method for lysing and/or purifying biological sample. The device can comprise a cartridge having a chamber containing a biological sample receiving region, a plurality of electrodes, and one or more sieving matrices. The electrodes can be configured to lyse the biological sample through the production of a pulsed electrical field. The electrodes can also be configured to heat lyse the biological sample. The electrodes can also be configured to electrophoretically move the biological sample through one or more sieving matrices. A portion of the sample can be isolated on a membrane. The portion of the sample isolated on the membrane can be amplified and detected. A portion of the sample can be isolated in a collection area present in the cartridge. The portion of the sample isolated in the collection area can be removed from the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Charles Vann, Michael Greenstein, Yuh-Min Chiang
  • Publication number: 20130315781
    Abstract: The present invention is an automated microfluidic chip processing apparatus that includes a deck for holding at least one microfluidic chip and capable of being accessed by a liquid handling system, a fluid control system, and a detection system, wherein a chip handling device transports the chip from the deck to the fluid control system and the detection system. The present invention also includes a chip for use with an automated microfluidic chip processing apparatus, and a method for processing a microfluidic chip using such an apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: CALIPER LIFE SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Greenstein, Colin B. Kennedy, James C. Mikkelsen, JR.
  • Patent number: 8496875
    Abstract: The present invention is an automated microfluidic chip processing apparatus that includes a deck for holding at least one microfluidic chip and capable of being accessed by a liquid handling system, a fluid control system, and a detection system, wherein a chip handling device transports the chip from the deck to the fluid control system and the detection system. The present invention also includes a chip for use with an automated microfluidic chip processing apparatus, and a method for processing a microfluidic chip using such an apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Greenstein, Colin B. Kennedy, James C. Mikkelsen, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110177562
    Abstract: The present teachings comprise a device and method for lysing and/or purifying biological sample. The device can comprise a cartridge having a chamber containing a biological sample receiving region, a plurality of electrodes, and one or more sieving matrices. The electrodes can be configured to lyse the biological sample through the production of a pulsed electrical field. The electrodes can also be configured to heat lyse the biological sample. The electrodes can also be configured to electrophoretically move the biological sample through one or more sieving matrices. A portion of the sample can be isolated on a membrane. The portion of the sample isolated on the membrane can be amplified and detected. A portion of the sample can be isolated in a collection area present in the cartridge. The portion of the sample isolated in the collection area can be removed from the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles S. Vann, Michael Greenstein, Yuh-Min Chiang
  • Publication number: 20110070587
    Abstract: A genetic surveillance system comprises a communications network and at least one reader-analyzer instrument. The reader-analyzer instrument has a communication interface to communicate over the network. The reader-analyzer instrument is adapted to perform genetic assay analysis of a sample obtained from a member of a population and to generate detection-related data based upon the analysis. The reader-analyzer instrument is adapted to associate qualifying information with the detection-related data and to communicate the associated qualifying information and detection-related data over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hans FUERNKRANZ, Chirag J. Patel, Michael Greenstein
  • Patent number: 7780631
    Abstract: An apparatus having a shaft that can sense the depth of penetration, for penetrating into an object (the substrate). The substrate being penetrated has impedance that varies according to the depth under a surface of the substrate. The shaft has a tip for penetration and has conductive ends near to the tip of the shaft. A change of impedance of material of the object between the conductive ends can be sensed to provide information on the depth of penetration. A processor can be provided external to the object being penetrated by the shaft to gather and process the impedance information to determine whether the desired depth has been achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Pelikan Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Lum, Hewlett E. Melton, Jr., Tad Decataur Simons, Michael Greenstein, Dominique M. Freeman
  • Patent number: 7709620
    Abstract: The present invention describes the identification of novel non-ribosomal peptide synthetases and associated biosynthetic genes from Streptomyces hygroscopicus. The present invention further provides methods for generating novel compounds, such as antibiotics, from these synthetases and associated genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Wyeth
    Inventors: John A. Hucul, Nathan Magarvey, Michael Greenstein
  • Patent number: 7666149
    Abstract: A cassette containing cartridges for sampling blood from a patient. The cassette includes a container for storing a plurality of cartridges and at least one cartridge in the container. The cartridge includes a cartridge case and a lancet. The lancet has a tip and is housed in the cartridge case. The lancet can be driven to extend the tip outside the cartridge case for lancing the skin of the patient to yield blood. The container has a compartment that contains at least one cartridge. A cartridge from the compartment can be loaded onto a glucometer that drives the lancet in the cartridge to lance the skin of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Peliken Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tad Decatur Simons, Michael Greenstein, Dominique M. Freeman, Leslie Anne Leonard, David A. King, Paul Lum
  • Publication number: 20090321259
    Abstract: The present teachings comprise a device and method for lysing and/or purifying biological sample. The device can comprise a cartridge having a chamber containing a biological sample receiving region, a plurality of electrodes, and one or more sieving matrices. The electrodes can be configured to lyse the biological sample through the production of a pulsed electrical field. The electrodes can also be configured to heat lyse the biological sample. The electrodes can also be configured to electrophoretically move the biological sample through one or more sieving matrices. A portion of the sample can be isolated on a membrane. The portion of the sample isolated on the membrane can be amplified and detected. A portion of the sample can be isolated in a collection area present in the cartridge. The portion of the sample isolated in the collection area can be removed from the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Charles S. Vann, Michael Greenstein, yuh-Min Chiang