Patents by Inventor Michael Houston

Michael Houston 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: 20220333388
    Abstract: A building assembly system for fabricating a multi-story building is described, wherein the building includes a vertical support core arranged on a base. Lift jacks are arranged between a top portion and a bottom portion of the vertical support core, and a reusable bridle is suspended from the plurality of lift jacks and slidably arranged on the vertical support core. A floor plate is assembled onto the bridle at an assembly level that is proximal to the base. The plurality of the lift jacks are operable to lift the bridle and the assembled floor plate to a design elevation on the vertical support core, and are operable to lower the bridle to the assembly level on the vertical support core after the floor plate has been secured to the vertical support core at the design elevation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: BIG TIME INVESTMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Benvenuto, Stephen T. Houston, Bridget C. Joseph
  • Publication number: 20220333368
    Abstract: A multi-story building that includes a vertical support core and a plurality of floor plates is described, wherein fabrication of the building includes, in one embodiment, assembling each of the floor plates at or near ground level, and lifting each of the floor plates to a design level on the vertical support core. A system and device for securing one of the floor plates to the building includes employing a vertically-oriented lock-in bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: BIG TIME INVESTMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen T. Houston, Joseph Michael Benvenuto, Aleksei Ivanikiw, Yaroslav Stakhiv
  • Patent number: 11451622
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media for process-performing resources and process specifications particularized to loads are provided. A provisional electronic composite for a load may be created. A type of process-performing resource may be identified. Performance data may be accessed to identify a process-performance duration that corresponds to a process type, the type of process-performing resource, process-performance locations, and process-performance times. A process-assignment duration may be defined, and an availability of a process-performing resource may be detected. A performance time may be determined based on the availability of the process-performing resource. Instruction to perform the process at the performance time may transmitted to at least one resource-controlling device. The provisional electronic composite for the load may be modified based on the performance time and the instruction to form an updated electronic composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: C/HCA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel O. Perez, Michael A. Houston, Alan Scott, Ryan Staggs, Tim Dunnington, Paul Currie
  • Patent number: 11428700
    Abstract: A method of operating a tissue processor for processing tissue samples. The tissue processor includes at least one retort for receiving tissue samples, at least one container for storing a reagent, and at least one sensor arranged for fluid communication with one or both of the at least one container and the at least one retort for measuring a measured purity level of a reagent. The method includes conducting reagent from the at least one container or the at least one retort to the at least one sensor, automatically measuring a measured purity level of the reagent, checking whether the measured purity level meets a predetermined purity level of the reagent associated with the at least one container, and thereby automatically determining whether the reagent is suitable for processing tissue samples in the tissue processor. Also, a tissue processor for processing tissue samples and a container for storing tissue samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS MELBOURNE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Gordon Sears, Michael Houston Drummond, Donnchadh Oh-Ainle
  • Publication number: 20220237130
    Abstract: Aspects disclosed herein relate to a method comprising: obtaining a list of data paths to at least one persistent storage device through a plurality of NUMA nodes; associating with each data path, access performance information; receiving a request to access one of the at least one persistent storage device; calculating a preferred data path to the one of the at least one persistent storage device using the access performance information; and accessing the one of the at least one persistent storage device using the preferred data path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Stuart John Inglis, Leon Wiremu Macrae Oud, Dominic Joseph Michael Houston Azaris, Jack Spencer Turpitt
  • Patent number: 11391490
    Abstract: An offset mounting bracket that comprises a primary member and a stabilization member can be used to mount multiple heat engines to a water storage tank. An offset mounting bracket can include a primary member, having a top surface, a bottom surface, an inner surface, and an outer surface. The offset mounting bracket can also have a stabilization member, having a top surface and a bottom surface, a supporting surface that is opposed and connected to the primary member outer surface. The offset mounting bracket can also have a connecting member. The connecting member can be configured to fasten to the top of a water storage tank. There, the offset mounting bracket, can provide a surface to mount a heat engine that otherwise would not fit onto the water storage tank structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: RINNAI AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Knoblett, Ansley Houston
  • Publication number: 20220138111
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving, at a block device interface, an instruction to write data, the instruction comprising a memory location of the data; copying the data to pinned memory; performing, by a vector processor, one or more invertible transforms on the data; and writing the data from the pinned memory to one or more storage devices asynchronously; wherein the pinned memory of the data corresponds to a location in pinned memory, the pinned memory being accessible by the vector processor and one or more other processors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Stuart John INGLIS, Timothy Kelly DAWSON, Xavier Aldren SIMMONS, Sheridan John LAMBERT, Rafael John Patrick SHUKER, Dominic Joseph Michael Houston AZARIS, Alexander Kingsley ST. JOHN
  • Patent number: 11283726
    Abstract: Techniques relate to facilitating assignments of tasks to promote efficient resource timetables. A first communication from a client device is received that corresponds to an electronic request to sue a resource to complete a task. A task type of the task and a client corresponding to the electronic request are identified. Usage data corresponding to the task type and client are identified. A task-assignment duration is defined based on the usage data and a buffer time period. An availability in a timetable of a resource that is of a duration that is at least as long as the task-assignment duration is identified. A second communication identifying a start time of the availability is transmitted to the client device. A third communication is received that accepts the start time, and a fourth communication is transmitted to a device controlling use of the resource that identifies the client, task and availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: C/HCA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Houston, Gabriel Perez
  • Patent number: 11263144
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving, at a block device interface, an instruction to write data, the instruction comprising a memory location of the data; copying the data to pinned memory; performing, by a vector processor, one or more invertible transforms on the data; and writing the data from the pinned memory to one or more storage devices asynchronously; wherein the pinned memory of the data corresponds to a location in pinned memory, the pinned memory being accessible by the vector processor and one or more other processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Nyriad Limited
    Inventors: Stuart John Inglis, Timothy Kelly Dawson, Xavier Aldren Simmons, Sheridan John Lambert, Rafael John Patrick Shuker, Dominic Joseph Michael Houston Azaris, Alexander Kingsley St. John
  • Patent number: 10817342
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media for process-performing resources and process specifications particularized to loads are provided. A provisional electronic composite for a load may be created. A type of process-performing resource may be identified. Performance data may be accessed to identify a process-performance duration that corresponds to a process type, the type of process-performing resource, process-performance locations, and process-performance times. A process-assignment duration may be defined, and an availability of a process-performing resource may be detected. A performance time may be determined based on the availability of the process-performing resource. Instruction to perform the process at the performance time may transmitted to at least one resource-controlling device. The provisional electronic composite for the load may be modified based on the performance time and the instruction to form an updated electronic composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: C/HCA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel O. Perez, Michael A. Houston, Alan Scott, Ryan Staggs, Tim Dunnington, Paul Currie
  • Publication number: 20200174029
    Abstract: A method of operating a tissue processor for processing tissue samples. The tissue processor includes at least one retort for receiving tissue samples, at least one container for storing a reagent, and at least one sensor arranged for fluid communication with one or both of the at least one container and the at least one retort for measuring a measured purity level of a reagent. The method includes conducting reagent from the at least one container or the at least one retort to the at least one sensor, automatically measuring a measured purity level of the reagent, checking whether the measured purity level meets a predetermined purity level of the reagent associated with the at least one container, and thereby automatically determining whether the reagent is suitable for processing tissue samples in the tissue processor. Also, a tissue processor for processing tissue samples and a container for storing tissue samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS MELBOURNE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Gordon SEARS, Michael Houston DRUMMOND, Donnchadh OH-AINLE
  • Publication number: 20200073824
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving, at a block device interface, an instruction to write data, the instruction comprising a memory location of the data; copying the data to pinned memory; performing, by a vector processor, one or more invertible transforms on the data; and writing the data from the pinned memory to one or more storage devices asynchronously; wherein the pinned memory of the data corresponds to a location in pinned memory, the pinned memory being accessible by the vector processor and one or more other processors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Stuart John INGLIS, Timothy Kelly DAWSON, Xavier Aldren SIMMONS, Sheridan John LAMBERT, Rafael John Patrick SHUKER, Dominic Joseph Michael Houston AZARIS, Alexander Kingsley ST. JOHN
  • Patent number: 10574591
    Abstract: Techniques relate to facilitating assignments of tasks to promote efficient resource timetables. A first communication from a client device is received that corresponds to an electronic request to sue a resource to complete a task. A task type of the task and a client corresponding to the electronic request are identified. Usage data corresponding to the task type and client are identified. A task-assignment duration is defined based on the usage data and a buffer time period. An availability in a timetable of a resource that is of a duration that is at least as long as the task-assignment duration is identified. A second communication identifying a start time of the availability is transmitted to the client device. A third communication is received that accepts the start time, and a fourth communication is transmitted to a device controlling use of the resource that identifies the client, task and availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: C/HCA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Houston, Gabriel Perez
  • Patent number: 10542004
    Abstract: A method and system for initiating message listening and routing message content to authorized user devices is disclosed. For a second user device to receive notifications regarding records of a first user, the second user device provides information identifying the first user to a notification service. The notification service verifies the identifying information. The notification service initiates one or more listeners to listen for messages flowing over a messaging bus that are relating to the first user. Once a message is identified, at least a portion of the message is used to generate a notification that may be sent to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: C/HCA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel O. Perez, Michael A. Houston, David Fowler, Milind Madhukar Borkar, Thomas Andrew Doyle, Alan Scott, William Michael Gregg, Jim Najib Jirjis, Jonathan Perlin, Paul Martin Paslick, Paul Currie
  • Patent number: 10505935
    Abstract: A method and system for initiating message listening and routing message content to authorized user devices is disclosed. For a second user device to receive notifications regarding records of a first user, the second user device provides information identifying the first user to a notification service. The notification service verifies the identifying information. The notification service initiates one or more listeners to listen for messages flowing over a messaging bus that are relating to the first user. Once a message is identified, at least a portion of the message is used to generate a notification that may be sent to the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HCA Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel O. Perez, Michael A. Houston
  • Patent number: 10319056
    Abstract: Systems, non-transitory computer-readable media, and computer-implemented methods are provided for using location data of discharge vehicles for management of distributions of task assignments. Systems, non-transitory computer-readable media, and computer-implemented methods are provided for collecting task specifications and identifying appropriate task-performing resources. Systems, non-transitory computer-readable media, and computer-implemented methods are provided for using location data of discharge vehicles for electronically adjusting scheduled tasks. Systems, non-transitory computer-readable media, and computer-implemented methods are provided for assigning tasks based on empirical performance assessments of resource-allocation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HCA Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel O. Perez, Michael A. Houston
  • Patent number: 10303519
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media for process-performing resources and process specifications particularized to loads are provided. A provisional electronic composite for a load may be created. A type of process-performing resource may be identified. Performance data may be accessed to identify a process-performance duration that corresponds to a process type, the type of process-performing resource, process-performance locations, and process-performance times. A process-assignment duration may be defined, and an availability of a process-performing resource may be detected. A performance time may be determined based on the availability of the process-performing resource. Instruction to perform the process at the performance time may transmitted to at least one resource-controlling device. The provisional electronic composite for the load may be modified based on the performance time and the instruction to form an updated electronic composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HCA Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel O. Perez, Michael A. Houston, Alan Scott, Ryan Staggs, Tim Dunnington, Paul Currie
  • Patent number: 10228382
    Abstract: A fluid transport system for an automated slide treatment apparatus having slide treatment modules is disclosed. The fluid transport system including a fluid dispensing robot configured by a controller to dispense a plurality of reagents to slides received in the slide treatment modules. The fluid dispensing robot includes pumping means configured by the controller to pump the reagents to be dispensed from a plurality of corresponding reagent containers; a probe having a body arranged to store one or more of the reagents pumped via the pumping means so as to prime the probe with said one or more of the reagents to be dispensed; and a well disposed on the body of the probe to store further of the reagents primed to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS MELBOURNE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Mark Brian Dockrill, Martin Limon, Michael Houston Drummond, Mark Wilcock, Brendyn Rodgers
  • Patent number: 10200508
    Abstract: A special-purpose processing system, a method of carrying out sharing special-purpose processing resources and a graphics processing system. In one embodiment, the special-purpose processing system includes: (1) a special-purpose processing resource and (2) a Representational State Transfer (ReST) application programming interface operable to process data using the special-purpose processing resource in response to stateless commands based on a standard protocol selected from the group consisting of: (2a) a standard network protocol and (2b) a standard database query protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Cohen, Michael Houston, Frank Jargstorff, Eric Young, Roy Kim
  • Publication number: 20190037019
    Abstract: In an example implementation, the method includes automatically determining whether a computer system is located on-premises of a health service provider or on a multi-tenant cloud. The method includes communicatively coupling with health service provider data sources via a local network and extracting health service provider data from them. The health service provider data may include protected health information (PHI) and non-PHI data. The method includes storing the PHI data and the non-PHI data in an on-premises operational data store that is located on-premises of the health service provider. The method includes obtaining data analytics based on the PHI data and the non-PHI data stored in the on-premises operational data store. The method also includes communicatively coupling with a multi-tenant cloud via a global network and synchronizing the non-PHI data in the on-premises operational data store with the multi-tenant cloud via the global network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Darren L. Wesemann, Michael R. Donnelly, Orland Kip Williams, Cary J. Martin, Ming-Chieh Tu, Charlton Park, Jeffrey Todd Young, Andrew Mark Hansen, Jonathan Paul Godfrey, Nic Holbrook, Timothy John Morris, Tony Drake, Michael Houston