Patents by Inventor Michael Hall

Michael Hall 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: 10893947
    Abstract: A femoral augment, or set of augments, for use with a knee joint prosthesis, where the femoral augment includes a main body portion, an aperture formed within the main body portion and extending in a generally distal/proximal direction, and a pair of legs extending outwardly from said main body portion in a generally posterior direction. In the preferred embodiment, the aperture is configured to receive a stem extension implant, and to allow it to pass through. Additionally, the legs of the femoral augment are preferably configured to be seated proximal of a proximal side of a pair of condylar portions of a femoral component of a knee joint prosthesis. The present invention is intended for situations in which the distal portion of the femur is defective, and it provides a method and devices that allow for preservation of healthy peripheral bone, while still providing the necessary augmentation to the distal portion of the femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Blaylock, Michael Cook, Ron Donkers, Scott Dykema, Maleata Hall, John E. Meyers, Arlen D. Hanssen, David Lewallen
  • Patent number: 10891281
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus consistent with the invention provide the ability to organize, index, search, and present time series data based on searches. Time series data are sequences of time stamped records occurring in one or more usually continuous streams, representing some type of activity. In one embodiment, time series data is stored as discrete events time stamps. A search is received and relevant event information is retrieved based in whole or in part on the time stamp, a keyword indexing mechanism, or statistical indices calculated at the time of the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Baum, R. David Carasso, Robin Kumar Das, Rory Greene, Bradley Hall, Nicholas Christian Mealy, Brian Philip Murphy, Stephen Phillip Sorkin, Andre David Stechert, Erik M. Swan
  • Patent number: 10881057
    Abstract: Methods for improving the efficiency and productivity of hybrid corn seed production are provided herein. Various methods to improve the transfer of pollen from male corn plants to female corn plants, and thus increase yield, are provided herein. Without being limiting, these methods include varying the height of male and female corn plants in a field, as well as varying the number, arrangement, and ratio of male-to-female rows in a field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Paul Cannon, Edward J. Cargill, Charles T. Foresman, Michael A. Hall, Scott C. Johnson, John A. Miklos
  • Publication number: 20200406072
    Abstract: A connection arrangement for use with a wearable body harness includes a first connector having a first body component, a second body component, and an attachment element connected to each other by a rod having a longitudinal axis. The connection arrangement further includes a second connector removably connectable to the first connector. Each of the first body component, the second body component, and the attachment element are independently movable relative to each other about the longitudinal axis of the rod. The first connector and the second connector are removably connectable to each other via a locking and release mechanism between a first, locked configuration, where the first connector and the second connector are connected to each other, and a second, unlocked configuration, where the first connector and the second connector are disconnected from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Monahan, Mark Hall, Eduardo José Ferreira Dodge
  • Publication number: 20200406268
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing an average particle size of blackwater solids is disclosed. A vessel is configured to receive a blackwater stream through a one-way inlet. The one-way inlet is configured to allow the blackwater stream into the vessel and prevent backflow. The blackwater stream contains blackwater solids and water. A device in a bottom portion of the vessel is configured to receive the blackwater and comminute the blackwater solids. A recirculating pump is configured to recirculate the blackwater stream under pressure through the device until the average particle size of the blackwater solids is reduced below a size threshold, resulting in a sized blackwater stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David Hall, Michael Hall, Cody Rees, Thomas Corie, Nathan Davis
  • Publication number: 20200400693
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of peptides, and the corresponding proteins, that can be used in methods for the detection of autologous blood doping. More specifically, the invention relates to methods comprising tryptic digestion of samples of isolated red blood cell (RBC), specifically isolated RBC cytosol, followed by peptide mapping using liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS). The methods according to the invention which enable detection of increased levels of certain peptides in samples from subjects that have been subjected to autologous blood doping, compared to samples from non-doped control subjects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Christer MALM, Nelson KHOO, Irene GRANLUND, Pernilla LINDÉN, Michael HALL, Raik WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20200400141
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for mitigating fluid loss or leakage from a fluid pump with a rotating shaft driving a pumping mechanism. A one-piece, combined packing gland-bushing component can have an internal seal that allows for use of lubricants at higher pressures. Further, the combined packing gland-bushing component can be configured with a removal component that allows for easier removal of the packing gland-bushing component from a pump shaft, and shaft packing box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: VIKING PUMP, INC.
    Inventors: VICTOR CHRISTIAN IEHL, JOHN HALL, MICHAEL ROBERT CRAWFORD, CHAD WUNDERLICH
  • Publication number: 20200399676
    Abstract: An isolated polynucleotide encoding a modified luciferase polypeptide and substrates. The OgLuc variant polypeptide has at least 60% amino acid sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 1 and at least one amino acid substitution at a position corresponding to an amino acid in SEQ ID NO: 1. The OgLuc variant polypeptide has at least one of enhanced luminescence, enhanced signal stability, and enhanced protein stability relative to the corresponding polypeptide of the wild-type Oplophorus luciferase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Brock Binkowski, Lance P. Encell, Mary Hall, Matthew B. Robers, Michael R. Slater, Keith V. Wood, Monika G. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200389587
    Abstract: A camera assembly for generating high dynamic range images. The camera assembly includes a sensor that images a portion of a local area, and a controller. The sensor includes a plurality of augmented pixels, each augmented pixel having a plurality of gates and at least some of the gates have a respective local storage location. An exposure interval of each augmented pixel is divided into intervals associated with the gates, and each local storage location stores image data during a respective interval. The controller reads out, after the exposure interval of each augmented pixel, the image data stored in the respective local storage locations of each augmented pixel to form intermediate images that each have a dynamic range. The controller then generates an image for the portion of the local area using the intermediate images, the image having a higher dynamic range than each of the intermediate images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Fengqiang Li, Michael Hall
  • Publication number: 20200380506
    Abstract: Systems and methods using a processor coupled to a non-transitory storage medium. The processor is structured to receive an indication of a mobile device connected to a secure network provided by a financial institution, where the mobile device is associated with a user account at the financial institution, identify the mobile device based on a unique identifier of the mobile device, automatically authenticate the mobile device for a first level transaction, receive a transaction request from a user via the mobile device, determine that the transaction request is for the first level transaction, and complete the transaction request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Chang, John Chuprevich, Kevin R. Cieslak, Christopher P. Clausen, Jeffrey A. Cornman, Bryan Hall, Julio Jiron, Bryan Kroll, Samuel Martin, Traci Nguyen, Virginia Randle, Priyamvada Singh, Darrell L. Suen, Kenneth L. Wright
  • Patent number: 10855973
    Abstract: A depth camera assembly (DCA) determines distances between the DCA and objects in a local area within a field of view of the DCA. The DCA projects a series of sinusoidal patterns into the local area DCA and captures images of the sinusoidal patterns via a sensor. The DCA determines a distance between the DCA and locations in the local area based on a phase shift each of the sinusoidal patterns captured by each pixel of the sensor. Initially, a calibration offset is determined for each pixel of the sensor by emitting the sinusoidal patterns onto a target at a predetermined distance from the DCA and using phase shifts for a pixel and the predetermined distance to determine the pixel's calibration offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hall, Qing Chao
  • Patent number: 10852434
    Abstract: A depth camera assembly (DCA) determines distances between the DCA and objects in a local area within a field of view of the DCA. The DCA projects a series of sinusoidal patterns each having different wavelengths into the local area DCA and captures images of the sinusoidal patterns via a sensor. Optical filters configured to pass different wavelengths of light are positioned within the sensor to form regions including adjacent pixels. Hence, pixels in a region capture light having a wavelength passed by an optical filter corresponding to the region. If the DCA projects sinusoidal patterns having different wavelengths at different times, the sensor is gated with an illumination source so regions of the sensor capturing light having a specific wavelength capture light while the illumination source emits the specific wavelength and not while the illumination source emits other wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hall, Qing Chao
  • Patent number: 10855896
    Abstract: A camera assembly for determining depth information for a local area includes a light source assembly, a camera assembly, and a controller. The light source assembly projects pulses of light into the local area. The camera assembly images a portion of the local area illuminated with the pulses. The camera assembly includes augmented pixels, each augmented pixel having a plurality of gates and at least some of the gates have a respective local storage location. An exposure interval of each augmented pixel is divided into intervals associated with the gates, and each local storage location stores image data during a respective interval. The controller reads out, after the exposure interval of each augmented pixel, the image data stored in the respective local storage locations of each augmented pixel to generate image data frames. The controller determines depth information for the local area based in part on the image data frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Fengqiang Li, Michael Hall
  • Publication number: 20200371029
    Abstract: A quantitative method for diagnosing an autoimmune disease or an infectious disease comprising performing an automated diagnostic assay, comprising: incubating a capture reagent with a streptavidin-coated medium to form a solid phase complex, wherein the capture reagent is a biotinylated autoantigen or infectious disease antigen; washing the solid phase complex to remove excess capture reagent; incubating the solid phase complex with a serum sample to form an immune complex; washing the immune complex to remove any unbound sample; incubating the immune complex with a conjugate to create an immune-conjugate complex; washing the immune-conjugate complex to remove any unbound conjugate; introducing a substrate capable of generating a quantifiable response; and calibrating the response generated from introducing the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Mark David Van Cleve, Taylor Addison Reid, Linda Marie Trondle, Victoria Hung, Yi Luo, Dennis Edwin Rieger, Evan Phillip McMenamy, Nanditha Raghavan, Morkoah Blay Reliford, Douglas John Canfield, Elaine Grace Taine, Edsel Lawrence Noche Sinson, Scott William Vande Wetering, Teri Taylor, Travis Knox, Fran Zulo Cuaresma Jacaine, James Weston, Jennifer Bao-Guey Chan, Stephanie TuVi Ortega, Rachel Sarah Schell, Ronald Norman Diamond, Steven Michael Gann, Eric Darnell Hall, Tae Ho Hwang, John Lewis Morton, Anatoly Moskalev, Marinela Gombosev Stack, Bruce Alan Sargeant, Michelle Fredrika Forshager, Vanessa Camille Chua, Kylie Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200368235
    Abstract: Combinations of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) inhibitors, e.g., 1-((R)-3-(4-amino-phenoxyphenyl)-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-1-yl)piperidin-1-yl)prop-2-en-1-one, with a second anticancer agent are provided. Also provided are methods of treating cancers, and autoimmune disorders by administering combinations of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) inhibitors, e.g., 1-((R)-3-(4-amino-3-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-1-yl)piperidin-1-yl)prop-2-en-1-one, and second anticancer agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Betty Chang, Sriram Balasubramanian, Richard Crowley, Hsu-Ping Kuo, Brett Hall, Kate A. Sasser, Tineke Casneuf, Michael Schaffer, Matthias Versele, Willem Ligtenberg, Cue Davis
  • Patent number: 10843092
    Abstract: A ride attraction system includes a tower track and a ride vehicle configured to accommodate one or more riders. The ride vehicle is coupled to and configured to move relative to the tower track and the ride vehicle includes one or more user input devices. The ride attraction system further includes an image system configured to display a ride environment, wherein the user input devices are configured to enable the one or more riders to interact with elements of the ride environment via the one or more user input devices. The ride attraction system further includes a controller communicatively coupled to the ride vehicle and the image system and configured to control movement of the ride vehicle relative to the tower track based on signals from the one or more user input devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Hall, Keith Michael McVeen, Michael Tresaugue
  • Publication number: 20200363036
    Abstract: The invention relates to high efficiency diffusion lighting coverings useful in LED lighting applications. The diffusing lighting coverings are made of organic diffusing particles homogeneously dispersed in a transparent polymer matrix. The primary organic diffusing particles are refractive index mis-matched to the matrix polymer. The refractive index contrast between the polymer matrix and diffusion particles, and particle size are selected to provide a high efficiency (minimized particle loading). The high efficiency diffusion coverings provides excellent light diffusion, high hiding properties and high light transmission. The secondary diffusion particles may optionally be added to further improve selected target properties of the covering. Nano-sized ZnO inorganic particles may also function as diffusion particles and optical brighteners as well UV stabilizers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jiaxin Jason GE, Michael T. BURCHILL, Gary A. HALL, Florence MEHLMANN, Brian M. CROMER
  • Patent number: 10829677
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure generally relate to a graphene doped aluminum composite, as well as a method of forming such a composite. Devices for heat dissipation can include such a graphene doped aluminum composite, where the composite can be formed in a process that includes crystallizing aluminum around substantially uniformly dispersed graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventors: Aaron Bland, Alexander James Rainbow, David Hall Sidgwick, Michael James Smith
  • Patent number: 10821934
    Abstract: Present systems and methods are directed to an audio system integrated into a restraint system for an amusement park ride vehicle. Specifically, a system includes a restraining system for a ride vehicle of an amusement park. The system includes an audio system comprising a speaker and a microphone, wherein the audio system is positioned inside of the restraining system and configured to produce audio via the speaker in response to a received audio activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Hall, Keith Michael McVeen, Brian Birney McQuillian
  • Patent number: 10825260
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for virtual try-on of items such as spectacles. A virtual try-on interface may be implemented at a server or at a user device, and may use collision detection between three-dimensional models of the spectacles and of a user's face and head to determine the correct size and position of the spectacles for virtual try-on. With the determined size and position, a virtual representation of the spectacles is superimposed on an image of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: JAND, Inc.
    Inventors: David Goldberg, Michael Rakowski, Benjamin Cohen, Ben Hall, Brian Bernberg, Hannah Zachritz