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: 11566616
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: VIKING PUMP, INC.
    Inventors: Victor Christian Iehl, John Hall, Michael Robert Crawford, Chad Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 11567318
    Abstract: An eye monitoring system is included in a headset of a virtual reality system or of an augmented reality system. The eye monitoring system determines distances between the eye monitoring system and portions of a user's eye enclosed by the headset. The eye monitoring system projects a temporally periodic pattern of light onto the user's eye via a sensor. The eye monitoring system determines a distance between the eye monitoring system and locations of the user's eye based on a phase shift of the periodic pattern of light captured by each pixel of the sensor. From the determined distances, the eye monitoring system determines features of the user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hall, Xinqiao Liu
  • Publication number: 20230029155
    Abstract: A surgical tool is disclosed. The surgical tool includes a functional tool, a functional tip, at least one sensor, and a control unit. The functional tool has a shaft and a distal end. The functional tip is positioned at the distal end of the housing; at least one sensor is configured to generate a first signal indicative of at least one of an acoustic signal or a vibration signal generated by the functional tool. The control unit receives the first signal, analyzes the first signal to determine tissue type in contact with the functional tip and supplies a second signal to the functional tool to control at least one operation of the functional tool based upon the tissue type in contact with the functional tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Dennis Chien, Michael O'Neil, Mark Hall, Riley Hawkins, Roman Lomeli
  • Publication number: 20230024861
    Abstract: A device for filtering air for a user comprising a frame formed in a generally oval-shaped band, the band encircling the user's head, with an upper portion above the user's head and a lower portion proximate to and spaced apart from the user's chin, an intake aperture formed in the frame, and an intake air filter covering the intake aperture. The device includes an air mover chamber attached with an air-tight seal to an inside surface of the frame and communicating on one end with the intake air filter and communicating on another end with a filtered air supply inlet inside the device and an air mover disposed within the air mover chamber and configured to draw air through the intake air filter and push air out the filtered air supply inlet. The device also includes an exhaust aperture formed in the frame and an exhaust air filter covering the exhaust aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hall, David R. Hall, Jacob Dean, Miguel Lazaro, Vicente Oliveira, Prabhakar Ramaraj, Lucas Conde, Kevin Englund, Carson Richards
  • Publication number: 20230028200
    Abstract: A device for filtering air for a user comprising a frame formed in a generally oval-shaped band, the band encircling the user’s head with an upper portion extending from the user’s ear to a point above and to the rear of the user’s head and a lower portion extending from the user’s ear to a point below and in front of the user’s mouth. The device includes an air inlet filter mounted on the frame and communicating on one side with ambient air outside the device and on the other side with an inlet duct and an air outlet filter mounted on the frame and communicating on one side with air inside the device and on the other side with ambient air outside the device. The device also includes a battery-powered air mover mounted on the frame and operable to move intake air through the air inlet filter through the inlet duct and into the inside of the device. A rechargeable battery is mounted on the frame to power the air mover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hall, David R. Hall, Jacob Dean, Miguel Lazaro
  • Publication number: 20230029404
    Abstract: A device for filtering air for a user comprising a frame formed in a generally oval-shaped band, the band encircling the user's head, with an upper portion extending above and behind the user's ears and a lower portion extending below and in front of the user's ears. The device includes components mounted to the frame, comprising an air intake filter mounted on the frame and communicating on one side with ambient air outside the device and on the other side with an inlet duct and an air outlet filter mounted on the frame and communicating on one side with air inside the device and on the other side with ambient air outside the device. The device also includes a battery-powered air mover mounted on the frame and operable to pull air through the air intake filter and through the inlet duct and push air out into the inside of the device and a rechargeable battery mounted on the frame to power the air mover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Hall, David R. Hall, Jacob Dean, Miguel Lazaro
  • Patent number: 11563345
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that can allow for wirelessly powering and/or communicating with a sterile-packed electronic device without removing the electronic device from its sterile packaging and while maintaining the sterility of the electronic device. In some embodiments, a base station with a power transmitter wirelessly transfers power to a power receiver of the electronic device, for example using inductive, capacitive, or ultrasonic coupling. The base station or another external device can also be used to wirelessly program or interrogate the electronic device. Battery charging circuits and switching circuits for use with said systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC
    Inventors: Mark Hall, Michael O'Neil, Saurav Gupta
  • Patent number: 11561952
    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: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    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: 11550772
    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 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    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
  • Publication number: 20220411291
    Abstract: Water purification systems including an inlet chamber, a purification module, a purified water outlet, and an impure water outlet. The inlet chamber is configured to receive an input water stream. The purification module includes a purification chamber configured to divide the input water stream into a purified water stream fluidly coupled to the purified water outlet and an impure water stream fluidly coupled to the impure water outlet. The purification chamber includes a first hydrophilic surface and a second hydrophilic surface spaced from the first hydrophilic surface. The first hydrophilic surface and the second hydrophilic surface cooperate to establish purified zones of substantially pure water and an impure zone of impurity concentrated water from the input water stream. The purified water stream is supplied by substantially pure water from the purified zones and the impure water stream is supplied by the impurity concentrated water from the impure zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Kaustubh Chilwarwar, Michael Hall
  • Patent number: 11537585
    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 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    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: 11526482
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to automatically timestamp events within streaming machine data. The streaming machine data is broken into a set of events using breaking rules. Each event can be analyzed by iterating over own time stamp format patterns from a list of known time stamp format patterns to determine whether a matching pattern exists in the event. When an individual event broken out from the streaming machine data includes time information according to at least one known time stamp format pattern of the list of known time stamp format patterns, a timestamp can be created for the event by extracting a time value from event ng the matching pattern determined to exist in the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    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: 11516457
    Abstract: A switchable fringe pattern illuminator includes an optical path switch configured to receive light and dynamically control an amount of light that is provided to a first waveguide and an amount of light that is provided to a second waveguide. A first projector configured to generate a first fringe pattern using light from the first waveguide. The first fringe pattern illuminates a first portion of a target area. A second projector configured to generate a second fringe pattern using light from the second waveguide. The second fringe pattern illuminates a second portion of a target area. The illuminator may be part of a depth camera assembly (DCA). The DCA is configured to capture images of a portion of the target area. The DCA is further configured to determine depth information for an object in the target area based in part on the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zihe Gao, Michael Hall, Qing Chao, Zhaoming Zhu, Tin Komljenovic
  • Publication number: 20220371915
    Abstract: A system for sanitizing water in a hot tub is described. The system includes a sanitizing chamber, separate from the hot tub, and sized to hold a small portion of the water from the hot tub. A first conduit for conveys water from the hot tub to the sanitizing chamber. A second conduit conveys water from the sanitizing chamber to the hot tub. A pump is provided that moves water from the hot tub, through the first conduit into the sanitizing chamber and from the sanitizing chamber, through the second conduit, back into the hot tub. A heater heats the water in the sanitizing chamber to a temperature and for a time sufficient to destroy or deactivate undesirable microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hall, David R. Hall, Prabhakar Ramaraj
  • Patent number: 11509803
    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: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Fengqiang Li, Michael Hall
  • Publication number: 20220366027
    Abstract: Measurements of biometric information of a user are obtained over time, such as blood glucose measurements. These biometric measurements are typically obtained by a wearable biometric information monitoring device being worn by the user. These biometric measurements are used by various different systems, such as a computing device of the user or a biometric information monitoring platform that receives biometric measurements from multiple different users. The biometric measurements are used for various security aspects, such as one or more of part of multi-factor authentication of the user, generating security keys (e.g., connection keys, encryption keys), identifying biometric measurements associated with different user identifiers but the same use, and protecting biometric measurements so as to be retrievable only by a recipient associated with an additional computing device, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Hall, Andrew Attila Pal, Matthew Lawrence Johnson, Issa S Salameh, Christopher Efigenio, Michael Tyler
  • Publication number: 20220348983
    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: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Brock Binkowski, Lance P. Encell, Mary Hall, Matthew B. Robers, Michael R. Slater, Keith V. Wood, Monika G. Wood
  • Publication number: 20220347842
    Abstract: A vacuum tube assembly for removing material is disclosed, including: a vacuum generator configured to generate a vacuum airflow; one or more tubes coupled to the vacuum generator and configured to channel the vacuum airflow; and an actuation mechanism coupled to the one or more tubes, wherein the actuation mechanism is configured to actuate at least one tube from a first position relative to a material stream to a second position relative to the material stream, wherein the first position is farther from the material stream than the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Byars, Matthew Stanton, James Gregory Braeckel, III, Stefan Michael Elsener, Samuel Creighton, Simon Patrick Hall, Jacob John Schmidt, Peter Edward Gayler, Richard Reisbick, Kevin Taylor, Jacob Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 11486408
    Abstract: An antisurge controller for a turbocompressor system stores multiple control algorithms in a memory for the antisurge controller. The antisurge controller identifies capabilities of field devices in the turbocompressor system. The field devices include an antisurge valve and multiple sensors. The antisurge controller selects one of the multiple control algorithms based on the identified capabilities and applies the selected control algorithm to the turbocompressor system. The selected control algorithm provides the smallest surge control margin, of the surge control margins in the multiple control algorithms, that are supported by the identified capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Compressor Controls LLC
    Inventors: Richard Hall, Thomas Pesek, Serge Staroselsky, Michael Lev Tolmatsky
  • Patent number: 11478258
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes removably attaching an input device of a surgical feedback system to a surgical tool having a handle. The input device has at least one sensor configured to collect a plurality of original signals. The plurality of original signals has at least one of an acoustic signal or a vibration signal. The surgical tool contacts tissue of a patient. And, a notification of the type of tissue being contacted by the surgical tool is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Chien, Michael O'Neil, Mark Hall, Riley Hawkins, Roman Lomeli