Patents by Inventor Michael J. Baker

Michael J. Baker 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: 20240122502
    Abstract: One or more radar sensors can be used to monitor patients in a variety of different environments and embodiments. In one embodiment, radar sensors can be used to monitor a patient's breathing, including monitoring of tidal volume, chest expansion distance, breathing rate, etc. In another embodiment, a patient position can be monitored in a patient bed, which can be used as feedback for control of bladders of a patient bed. Additional embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Stacey A. Fitzgibbons, David L. Ribble, Eric R. Meyer, Michael S. Hood, Gregory J. Shannon, Yue Wang, Charles A. Lachenbruch (Deceased), Steven D. Baker
  • Patent number: 11949845
    Abstract: During operation of a machine, an understanding of terrain features is critical. Accordingly, disclosed embodiments augment a video stream, captured by a camera mounted on the machine, with terrain information. In particular, an overlay is generated on at least one image frame. The overlay, which may comprise one or more semi-transparent bands, may cyclically recede from a foreground to a background of the image frame(s), cyclically advance from a background to a foreground of the image frame(s), or cyclically move horizontally across the image frame(s). The overlay may be colorized to illustrate the height of the terrain underneath the overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Allan Lehocky, Michael William Bridenbaugh, Brad Robert Van de Veer, Jeffrey K. Berry, Jeffrey J. Baker
  • Patent number: 11946025
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel whitening agents for cellulosic substrates. The whitening agents are comprised of at least two components: at least one chromophore component and at least one polymeric component. Suitable chromophore components generally fluoresce blue, red, violet, or purple color when exposed to ultraviolet light, or they may absorb light to reflect these same shades. The whitening agents are further characterized by having a dispersion component value of the Hansen Solubility Parameter of less than or equal to about 17 MPa0.5. This invention also relates to laundry care compositions including but not limited to liquid and/or powder laundry detergent formulations and rinse added fabric softening (RAFS) compositions that comprise such whitening agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eugene Steven Sadlowski, Mark Robert Sivik, Michael David Cummings, Donna D'Angelo Morrall, Kevin Lee Kott, Keith Homer Baker, Brian Joseph Loughnane, Michael A Valenti, Laurent D. Kieken, Xiayong Michael Hong, Eduardo Torres, Dominick J. Valenti, Patrick D. Moore, Leonard J. Starks
  • Patent number: 11937879
    Abstract: A system for implanting surgical material in a patient's body is disclosed. The system comprises a two-dimensional (2D) laser cutter network comprising a 2D laser cutter and a processor. The processor is configured to perform the steps of capturing an image of an open area of a patient's body and processing a drug implant substrate to create a customized drug implant substrate. The customized drug implant may be created based on the captured image to correspond with the open area of the patient's body. The drug implant substrate is shaped using the 2D laser cutter. The processor is further configured to perform the steps of placing the customized drug implant substrate in the open area of the patient's body and sealing the open area after placing the customized drug implant substrate in the open area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: IX INNOVATION LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roh, Justin Esterberg, John Cronin, Seth Cronin, Michael J. Baker
  • Patent number: 11939714
    Abstract: Various examples are provided related to attachment of bands about a garment opening. In one example, among others, a sleeve band can be attached to a garment by loading the sleeve band on a band guide, aligning an opening of a garment over the sleeve band, and attaching the band to the garment along the edge of the opening. Alignment of the edges of the opening and the sleeve band can be maintained by ply aligners during attachment. In another example, a garment holding system includes a garment holder that can receive a garment and a band positioning system includes a band guide that can receive a band. Edges of the opening of the garment and the band can be controlled and maintained with ply aligners of the band positioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SoftWear Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Baker, Wael Saab, Michael Patrick Small, Santosh R. Yadav, David Otto Konrad Mikolajewski
  • Publication number: 20240077781
    Abstract: Conventional high performance computer connections are electron-based systems, which require the memory packages to be as close as mechanically possible to the computation engine. Low power and high bandwidth communication, e.g. photonic, links can drastically change the architecture of high-performance computers by eliminating the bottlenecks in communication and augment existing memory systems to allow them to be both high capacity and high bandwidth simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Mitchell A NAHMIAS, Michael J. HOCHBERG, Thomas W. BAEHR-JONES, Ari NOVACK, David Cureton BAKER, Matthew CHANG, Lei WANG, Matthew STRESHINSKY, Wuchun WU, Hamidreza NAHAVANDI, Brian West
  • Patent number: 11918331
    Abstract: A movement detection device includes a signal transmission device configured to transmit a radar signal transmission toward a target area and to receive reflected radar signals, and a signal analysis device configured to analyze the reflected radar signals to detect a movement in the target area that is indicative of micro-shivering. In response to detecting the micro-shivering, the movement detection device generates an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Jennifer Bergstrom, Heinz-Hermann Dalbert, Brandon P. Fisk, Yongji Fu, Michael S. Hood, Charles A. Lachenbruch, John A. Lane, Kenzi L. Mudge, Matthew O'Neal, Frank E. Sauser, Douglas A. Seim, Gregory J. Shannon
  • Publication number: 20240073393
    Abstract: During operation of a machine, an understanding of terrain features is critical. Accordingly, disclosed embodiments augment a video stream, captured by a camera mounted on the machine, with terrain information. In particular, an overlay is generated on at least one image frame. The overlay, which may comprise one or more semi-transparent bands, may cyclically recede from a foreground to a background of the image frame(s), cyclically advance from a background to a foreground of the image frame(s), or cyclically move horizontally across the image frame(s). The overlay may be colorized to illustrate the height of the terrain underneath the overlay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Allan LEHOCKY, Michael William BRIDENBAUGH, Brad Robert VAN DE VEER, Jeffrey K. BERRY, Jeffrey J. BAKER
  • Publication number: 20240065762
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides for printing a 3D structure in-situ within a patient during a surgical procedure. The disclosed technology can include generating instructions for a 3D printer of a surgical robot to print a structure within the patient's body, simulating and verifying the instructions, and autonomously or semi-autonomously executing the instructions, once verified, during a surgical procedure. Generating the instructions for printing the 3D structure within the patient can be based on image data of the patient. Generating the instructions can also include selecting substrate materials that are both safe for the patient and having desired properties of the final printed structure. Modifications can be made to the instructions based on results from the simulation. The disclosed technology provides for application of safe substrate material directly to hard and/or soft tissues within the patient's body via an additive manufacturing process, such as 3D printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roh, Justin Esterberg, John Cronin, Seth Cronin, Michael J. Baker
  • Patent number: 11864855
    Abstract: A system for using robotic telesurgery to implant a smart implant is disclosed. The system comprises a remote doctor module communicatively coupled with an operating room module over a cloud network. The operating room module comprises a robotic arm, a processor, and communication interface which communicates with the smart implant during the surgical procedure. The Operating Room Module testing the smart implant prior to implantation surgery; correlating data collected during the implantation surgery against past data from previous surgeries; determining whether the plurality of sensors is working properly; and transferring communication with the smart implant to a user device receive and monitor data from the plurality of sensors integrated into the smart implant to determine the smart implant is operating according as expected and to monitor the patient's condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: IX Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roh, Justin Esterberg, John Cronin, Seth Cronin, Michael J. Baker
  • Publication number: 20230397964
    Abstract: A system for using robotic telesurgery to implant a smart implant is disclosed. The system comprises a remote doctor module communicatively coupled with an operating room module over a cloud network. The operating room module comprises a robotic arm, a processor, and communication interface which communicates with the smart implant during the surgical procedure. The Operating Room Module testing the smart implant prior to implantation surgery; correlating data collected during the implantation surgery against past data from previous surgeries; determining whether the plurality of sensors is working properly; and transferring communication with the smart implant to a user device receive and monitor data from the plurality of sensors integrated into the smart implant to determine the smart implant is operating according as expected and to monitor the patient's condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roh, Justin Esterberg, John Cronin, Seth Cronin, Michael J. Baker
  • Patent number: 11819416
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and techniques for customizing connectors for connecting standardized implant components together or to a part of a patient. The connectors are customized based on medical imagery of the patient and/or other patient data and may use additive or subtractive manufacturing techniques. The connectors can be manufactured at the point of use and used with standardized components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: IX Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roh, Justin Esterberg, John Cronin, Seth Cronin, Michael J. Baker
  • Publication number: 20230329377
    Abstract: Various examples are provided related to attachment of tape or strips of material along a seam of a garment or other material. In one example, among others, a robotic system includes a joining device that can attach a tape or strip of material across a seam, a loading system that can position material with the seam for attachment of the tape or strip of material, a seam feed system that can adjust positioning of the material for attachment, and a tape handling system that can supply the tape or strip of material to the joining head of the joining device for attachment across the seam. A tape handling system can include a tape joining assembly that can receive tape or strip of material from a current tape cartridge and bond it to the tape or strip of material clamped by the tape joining assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Edgar Aguilar, Michael J. Baker, Scott Coleman, John Casey Edgerton, Jason Franklin, Luther R. Lloyd, III, Louis Marion Mieszkowski, Jorge Augusto Parra
  • Publication number: 20230329789
    Abstract: A system for implanting surgical material in a patient’s body is disclosed. The system comprises a two-dimensional (2D) laser cutter network comprising a 2D laser cutter and a processor. The processor is configured to perform the steps of capturing an image of an open area of a patient’s body and processing a drug implant substrate to create a customized drug implant substrate. The customized drug implant may be created based on the captured image to correspond with the open area of the patient’s body. The drug implant substrate is shaped using the 2D laser cutter. The processor is further configured to perform the steps of placing the customized drug implant substrate in the open area of the patient’s body and sealing the open area after placing the customized drug implant substrate in the open area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roh, Justin Esterberg, John Cronin, Seth Cronin, Michael J. Baker
  • Publication number: 20230329790
    Abstract: A system for implanting surgical material in a patient’s body is disclosed. The system comprises a two-dimensional (2D) laser cutter network comprising a 2D laser cutter and a processor. The processor is configured to perform the steps of capturing an image of an open area of a patient’s body and processing a drug implant substrate to create a customized drug implant substrate. The customized drug implant may be created based on the captured image to correspond with the open area of the patient’s body. The drug implant substrate is shaped using the 2D laser cutter. The processor is further configured to perform the steps of placing the customized drug implant substrate in the open area of the patient’s body and sealing the open area after placing the customized drug implant substrate in the open area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roh, Justin Esterberg, John Cronin, Seth Cronin, Michael J. Baker
  • Patent number: 11787065
    Abstract: Various examples are provided related to attachment of bands such as, e.g., collar or neck bands, sleeve bands, wrist bands, waist bands and ankle bands, etc. to a garment opening. In one example, among others, a band can be attached to a garment by loading the band between rollers in a joining position, positioning an opening of a garment extending between control surface mandrels over the band, and attaching the band to the garment along the edge of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SOFTWEAR AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Baker, Luther Lloyd, III
  • Publication number: 20230290497
    Abstract: An implantable sensor device for monitoring patient conditions surrounding a surgical site is disclosed. The implantable sensor device comprises one or more sensors, a memory, and a controller. The implantable sensor device is configured to confirm activation of the implantable sensor device. Further, the implantable sensor device monitors the one or more sensors sensing the implanted device and stores the monitored data in the memory and sends the monitored data to the external device by establishing a connection with the external device, via a network interface. The implantable sensor device is further configured to monitor the stored data for the adverse event and perform an action to mitigate the risk of the life of the patient caused due to the adverse event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: IX Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roh, Justin Esterberg, John Cronin, Seth Cronin, Michael J. Baker
  • Patent number: 11707099
    Abstract: Various examples are provided related to attachment of tape or strips of material along a seam of a garment or other material. In one example, among others, a robotic system includes a joining device that can attach a tape or strip of material across a seam, a loading system that can position material with the seam for attachment of the tape or strip of material, a seam feed system that can adjust positioning of the material for attachment, and a tape handling system that can supply the tape or strip of material to the joining head of the joining device for attachment across the seam. A tape handling system can include a tape joining assembly that can receive tape or strip of material from a current tape cartridge and bond it to the tape or strip of material clamped by the tape joining assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: SOFTWEAR AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Edgar Aguilar, Michael J. Baker, Scott Coleman, John Casey Edgerton, Jason Franklin, Luther R. Lloyd, III, Louis Marion Mieszkowski, Jorge Augusto Parra
  • Patent number: 11547164
    Abstract: Various examples are provided related to processing and handling of products. In one example, among others, a material product holding system includes a product holding assembly and a structure supporting the product holding assembly, the structure coupled to the positioning assembly. The product holding assembly can include support arms and a positioning assembly that can adjust positioning of the support arms with respect to each other to engage with at least a portion of a product supported by the support arms. In another example, a method include engaging support arms with a surface of at least a portion of a product, the support arms tensioning the product, positioning the support arms to load the product on a workstation, contracting the support arms to remove the tension, processing the product, re-engaging the support arms after completion of the processing, and unloading the product from the workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: SOFTWEAR AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Baker, Dylan Hutcheson, Andrew Jackson, Luther Lloyd, III, Stephen Ruderman, Wael Saab
  • Patent number: D1028409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Scranton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. McLaughlin, Kyle J. Baker