Patents by Inventor Michael Gregory

Michael Gregory 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: 10427116
    Abstract: A stirring wand is configured for selective engagement with a mixing device. The stirring wand comprises a substantially vertical portion having an upper end and a lower end, a first tapered surface that includes a first pitch angle proximate the upper end of the substantially vertical portion and a second pitch angle proximate the lower end of the substantially vertical portion, a substantially horizontal portion having a base and a distal tip, and a second tapered surface extending from the base to the distal tip. The second tapered surface includes a third pitch angle proximate the base and a fourth pitch angle proximate the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Altenritter, Michael P. Conti, Christopher A. Gregory, Bryce K. Porter
  • Publication number: 20190280438
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to detecting that a cable has been connected to a port of patching equipment and detecting that the cable is no longer connected to said port. In response to detecting that the cable is no longer connected, information associated with fixed cabling coupled to said port that is captured by a cable tester is downloaded to a controller. The downloaded information is associated with said port and the downloaded information and association information is locally stored at the controller. The locally stored information can then be used to create and/or populate objects in a database. Another embodiment is directed to including a storage device and a wireless interface in patching equipment or other equipment such as an outlet or consolidation point for use in writing information to the storage device and reading information from the storage device via the wireless interface. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gregory German, Ryan E. Enge, Andrew P. Roberts, Matias Peluffo, Masood Shariff, Ernest C. Pickens
  • Patent number: 10402037
    Abstract: Approaches are described for determining and displaying recommended content on a lock screen of a computing device. For example, a lock screen can include recommended content that can display user-specific offers and/or other information determined to be relevant to the user. One of a full-screen template, a banner template, or a notification template include the recommended content. The recommended content can include selectable elements that, when selected, can cause the computing device to perform an action such as launching an application, providing additional displays, etc. Using display information, the computing device can determine a display schedule, whereby the display schedule can be used to set a frequency at which the recommended content is displayed, a time at which the recommended content is displayed, the type of template used to express the recommended content, placement of the recommended content on a display screen, among other such display options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Eric Van Gorkom, Alexander Gregory Wipf, Aidan Nicholas Low, Enrique de la Garza Villarreal, Timothy Scott Pinkawa, Alexander David Evans
  • Patent number: 10391432
    Abstract: Provided is an improved filtration module assembly comprising a vessel having a filtration cartridge disposed within it and a header coupled to an end of the vessel, the header including a housing having an open-ended upper end and a lower end, and an end cap including a portion that mates with a complimentary structure defined by the inner all of the open ended upper end of the housing to removable engage with the housing and the end cap may further define a passageway for fluid to flow out of the vessel. The filtration module assembly may enable an improved manifold arrangement used to communicate fluids to and from a filtration system comprising a plurality of such modules and the configurations of the present invention may facilitate improved operation of such filtration systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Gregory Biltoft, Michael Collignon, Robert James McMahon
  • Patent number: 10378992
    Abstract: A system and method for pipeline inspection may include a transport module having a sensor arrangement configured to carry one or more sensors, and it may be movable longitudinally through the pipeline and circumferentially around an interior of the pipeline. The sensor arrangement may include a sensor and a sensor cover selectively disposable over the sensor for isolating the sensor from contact with the inside surface of a wall of the pipeline. The sensor cover may include a cleaning arrangement disposed proximate the sensor for removing debris from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ULC Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Penza, Robert E. Kodadek, Michael Passaretti, Eric S. Feldman, Benjamin Lagosz-Sinclair
  • Publication number: 20190238665
    Abstract: A method of configuring a forwarding element that includes several data plane message processing stages. The method stores a set of action codes in an instruction memory in the data plane of the forwarding element. Each action code identifies an operation to perform on a field of a message received at the data plane. The method determines action codes required to process each field of the message in each message processing stage. The method configures a data-plane processing unit of the forwarding element to concurrently perform a group of the action codes in the same data plane processing stage when (i) the action codes are the same and (ii) operate on the same field of the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Bosshart, Michael Gregory Ferrara, Michael E. Attig, Jay Evan Scott Peterson
  • Patent number: 10368181
    Abstract: Audio content coded for a reference speaker configuration is downmixed to downmix audio content coded for a specific speaker configuration. One or more gain adjustments are performed on individual portions of the downmix audio content coded for the specific speaker configuration. Loudness measurements are then performed on the individual portions of the downmix audio content. An audio signal that comprises the audio content coded for the reference speaker configuration and downmix loudness metadata is generated. The downmix loudness metadata is created based at least in part on the loudness measurements on the individual portions of the downmix audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Michael Ward, Jeffrey Riedmiller, Scott Gregory Norcross, Alexander Stahlmann
  • Patent number: 10358778
    Abstract: A temperature controlled structure assembly comprises an array of structural panels each including at least one channel formed therein. At least one channel of each of the structural panels is aligned with at least one of the channels of an adjacent one of the structural panels to form a continuous channel extending through the array of the structural panels. At least one functional panel overlays the array of structural panels and is exposed for contact with a user. At least one heat exchanging element is disposed within the continuous channel and configured to exchange heat with the at least one functional panel in order to heat or cool the at least one functional panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Gregory Theodore, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190207283
    Abstract: A printed circuit board assembly comprising a plurality of layers. At least one of the plurality of layers is formed of a dielectric material and has an extended portion extending beyond the other layers in the plurality of layers. A first metallic layer is located on at least a portion of the extended portion of the dielectric layer. The first metallic layer and the dielectric layer are configured to form a launch transducer comprising one or more transmission lines and a transducer element coupled to the one or more transmission lines. The transducer element is configured to propagate millimeter wave frequency signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Gregory Pettus, Robert Lee Eisenhart
  • Patent number: 10337217
    Abstract: An exemplary deadbolt includes a pair of rollers positioned on opposing sides of an axial centerline of the deadbolt. The deadbolt may include chamfers or tapered surfaces extending from side surfaces of the deadbolt toward a face of the deadbolt. The rollers may extend beyond the face, one of the side surfaces, and/or one of the tapered surfaces. As the bolt moves from a retracted position to an extended position, one of the rollers may engage an edge of an opening in a strike plate, for example when the deadbolt is misaligned with the strike plate opening. As the rollers engage the edge, the deadbolt may be urged to a more aligned position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Hogan, Brion Gregory St. Amour
  • Publication number: 20190193181
    Abstract: A motion detection system having detection circuitry, motion recognition circuitry, and communication circuitry is provided. The detection circuitry is configured to detect gestures or motions of a welding system operator. In some embodiments, the detection circuitry is configured to detect gestures or motions of a welding operator via an accessory device, where the accessory device is in wireless communication with the motion detection system. The motion recognition circuitry receives the detected gestures or motions, and translates the detected gestures or motions into a welding command. The welding command is communicated to a welding system via the communications circuitry, and is configured to adjust an operating parameter of the welding system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Dunahoo, Seth Michael Gregory
  • Publication number: 20190185900
    Abstract: The present invention is broadly concerned with new in vitro glycosylation methods that provide rational approaches for producing glycosylated proteins, and the use of glycosylated proteins. In more detail, the present invention comprises methods of glycosylating a starting protein having an amino sidechain with a nucleophilic moiety, comprising the step of reacting the protein with a carbohydrate having an oxazoline moiety on the reducing end thereof, to covalently bond the amino sidechain of the starting protein with the oxazoline moiety, wherein the glycosylated protein substantially retains the structure and function of the starting protein. Target proteins include oxidase, oxidoreductase and dehydrogenase enzymes. The glycosylated proteins advantageously have molecular weights of at least about 7500 Daltons. In a further embodiment, the present invention concerns the use of glycosylated proteins, fabricated by the methods disclosed herein, in the assembly of amperometric biosensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Design-Zyme LLC
    Inventors: Peter Albert Petillo, Dwight O'Dell Deay, III, Michael Gregory Branden
  • Publication number: 20190177926
    Abstract: A temperature controlled structure assembly comprises an array of structural panels each including at least one channel formed therein. At least one channel of each of the structural panels is aligned with at least one of the channels of an adjacent one of the structural panels to form a continuous channel extending through the array of the structural panels. At least one functional panel overlays the array of structural panels and is exposed for contact with a user. At least one heat exchanging element is disposed within the continuous channel and configured to exchange heat with the at least one functional panel in order to heat or cool the at least one functional panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Gregory Theodore, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190175417
    Abstract: An intergluteal shield being a crescent or heart shaped or other shaped pad having a soft fabric exterior and lacking any waterproof layers, the pad being sized to fit into the intergluteal space of a human keeping the location dry. The intergluteal shield can be used to alleviate diaper rash, Hexsel's hydrosis and other intergluteal irritations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Gregory GRAHAM
  • Patent number: 10320047
    Abstract: A waveguide interface comprising a support block configured to support a printed circuit board assembly. An interface is coupled to an end portion of the support block and extends from the support block. The interface includes a slot positioned to receive at least a portion of the printed circuit board assembly and one or more holes positioned to receive attachment devices to secure the interface to a waveguide component. The support block and interface are molded as a monolithic device. A method of forming the waveguide interface, a waveguide assembly including the waveguide interface, and a method of making the waveguide assembly including the waveguide interface are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: VUBIQ NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Gregory Pettus
  • Patent number: 10313495
    Abstract: A method of configuring a forwarding element that includes several data plane message processing stages. The method stores a set of action codes in an instruction memory in the data plane of the forwarding element. Each action code identifies an operation to perform on a field of a message received at the data plane. The method determines action codes required to process each field of the message in each message processing stage. The method configures a data-plane processing unit of the forwarding element to concurrently perform a group of the action codes in the same data plane processing stage when (i) the action codes are the same and (ii) operate on the same field of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BAREFOOT NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Bosshart, Michael Gregory Ferrara, Michael E. Attig, Jay Evan Scott Peterson
  • Patent number: 10309576
    Abstract: A system and method for pipe insertion in live gas mains includes isolating a section of the gas main and taking measurements of service line connection points. This data is then used to prepare a pipe to be inserted into the gas main by drilling holes and applying fittings at the appropriate locations. The prepared pipe is then inserted into the gas main and the service lines are connected to it without the need to excavate the street over each service connection. The inserted pipe is then fluidly connected to the cut ends of the gas main and gas flow is routed through the newly inserted pipe and the attached service lines, while gas continues to flow through the original portions of the gas main that still remain in service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ULC Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Penza, Robert E. Kodadek, Benjamin Lagosz-Sinclair, Michael Passaretti, Jamie Sternlicht, Eric S. Feldman
  • Patent number: 10302240
    Abstract: A launch system for a pressurized pipeline includes a housing attachable to the pipeline such that an inside of the housing is open to an interior of the pipeline and an outside of the housing is exposed to an ambient environment outside the pipeline. A first actuator arrangement is disposed on the outside of the housing, and a second actuator arrangement is disposed on the inside of the housing. A seal arrangement is disposed in the housing between the first actuator arrangement and the second actuator arrangement. Each of the first and second actuator arrangements is configured to receive a cable having a portion extending outside the housing, a portion extending through the seal arrangement, and a portion extending inside the housing. The actuator arrangements are independently operable to pull the cable relative to the seal arrangement for moving the cable into and out of the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ULC Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Penza, Robert E. Kodadek, Michael Passaretti, Eric S. Feldman, David Antanavige, Benjamin Lagosz-Sinclair
  • Patent number: 10302239
    Abstract: A launch system for a pressurized pipeline includes a housing attachable to the pipeline such that an inside of the housing is open to an interior of the pipeline and an outside of the housing is exposed to an ambient environment outside the pipeline. A first actuator arrangement is disposed on the outside of the housing, and a second actuator arrangement is disposed on the inside of the housing. A seal arrangement is disposed in the housing between the first actuator arrangement and the second actuator arrangement. Each of the first and second actuator arrangements is configured to receive a cable having a portion extending outside the housing, a portion extending through the seal arrangement, and a portion extending inside the housing. The actuator arrangements are independently operable to pull the cable relative to the seal arrangement for moving the cable into and out of the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ULC Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Penza, Robert E. Kodadek, Michael Passaretti, Eric S. Feldman, David Antanavige, Benjamin Lagosz-Sinclair
  • Patent number: 10295106
    Abstract: A launch system for a pressurized pipeline includes a housing attachable to the pipeline such that an inside of the housing is open to an interior of the pipeline and an outside of the housing is exposed to an ambient environment outside the pipeline. A first actuator arrangement is disposed on the outside of the housing, and a second actuator arrangement is disposed on the inside of the housing. A seal arrangement is disposed in the housing between the first actuator arrangement and the second actuator arrangement. Each of the first and second actuator arrangements is configured to receive a cable having a portion extending outside the housing, a portion extending through the seal arrangement, and a portion extending inside the housing. The actuator arrangements are independently operable to pull the cable relative to the seal arrangement for moving the cable into and out of the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ULC Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Penza, Robert E. Kodadek, Michael Passaretti, Eric S. Feldman, David Antanavige, Benjamin Lagosz-Sinclair