Patents by Inventor Michael J. Flynn

Michael J. Flynn 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: 20130319033
    Abstract: A system and method recover water from an ambient airstream. Dehumidification of the airstream is also achieved by removal of the water. A device of the system includes a chamber having a group of trays that hold respective amounts of liquid desiccant in each tray, the concentration of the liquid desiccant may be dynamically changed based on changes within the system. A foam media absorbs the desiccant to increase an exposed surface of the desiccant to the airstream. Fans and valves are used to control airflow through the device. A charge cycle circulates air through the device to remove water vapor from the airstream. A subsequent extraction cycle removes water collected in the liquid desiccant by a condenser communicating with the chamber. A controller is used to integrate and manage all system functions and input variables to achieve a high efficiency of operational energy use for water collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Charles Becze, James Ball, David Blatt, Michael J. Flynn, Gary Fong, Kean Wing Kin Lam, Richard Teltz
  • Publication number: 20130319226
    Abstract: A system and method recover water from an ambient airstream. Dehumidification of the airstream is also achieved by removal of the water. A device of the system includes a chamber having a group of trays that hold respective amounts of liquid desiccant in each tray. A media material absorbs the desiccant to increase an exposed surface of the desiccant to the airstream. The configuration of the media material enables maximal water extraction and is dynamically configurable. Fans and valves are used to control airflow through the device. A charge cycle circulates air through the device to remove water vapor from the airstream. A subsequent extraction cycle removes water collected in the liquid desiccant by a condenser communicating with the chamber. An integral heat exchanger adds heat to the chamber during the extraction cycle. A controller is used to integrate and manage all system functions and input variables to achieve a high efficiency of operational energy use for water collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Charles Becze, James Ball, David Blatt, Michael J. Flynn, Kean Wing Kin Lam, Richard Teltz
  • Publication number: 20130319243
    Abstract: A system and method recover water from an ambient airstream. Dehumidification of the airstream is also achieved by removal of the water. A device of the system includes a chamber having a group of trays that hold respective amounts of liquid desiccant in each tray. Fans, valves, and manifolds are used to control airflow through the device. A charge cycle circulates air through the device to remove water vapor from the airstream. A subsequent extraction cycle removes water collected in the liquid desiccant by a condenser communicating with the chamber. The airflow within the chamber and/or each tray is altered depending upon the settings of configurable airflow manifolds. An integral heat exchanger adds heat to the chamber during the extraction cycle. A controller is used to integrate and manage all system functions and input variables to achieve a high efficiency of operational energy use for water collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: James Ball, Charles Becze, Michael J. Flynn, Richard Teltz, Gary Fong, Kean Wing Kin Lam
  • Publication number: 20120117412
    Abstract: A computer system encompasses a processor (11) including a control unit (111) and an ALU (112) configured to execute arithmetic and logic operations synchronized with the clock signal, and a marching main memory (31), which embraces an array of memory units, configured to store information in each of memory units and to transfer synchronously with the clock signal, providing the processor (11) with the stored information actively and sequentially so that the ALU (112) can execute the arithmetic and logic operations with the stored information. The results of the processing in the ALU (112) are sent out to the marching main memory (31), but there is only one way of instructions flow from the marching main memory (31) to the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Tadao Nakamura, Michael J. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20100010886
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating and encouraging micro-donations is described. A donation facilitator serves as a centralized system for providing promotion, banking, and donation acceptance for non-profit organizations of all sizes. One embodiment accepts donations from donors via mobile devices such as smartphones. The embodiment also allows the donors to submit multimedia files such as pictures along with their donation, which are then combined into a group image that is displayed on a large-format video screen, such as a video screen at a concert or sporting event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Michael J. Flynn, JR.
  • Patent number: 7123292
    Abstract: A camera can be used to record multiple low resolution images of an object by shifting a camera lens relative to an image sensor of the camera. Each camera image recorded represents a portion of the object. A composite high resolution image of the object can be obtained by patching together the camera images by using various well known mosaicing, tiling, and/or stitching algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mauritius Seeger, Christopher R. Dance, Stuart A. Taylor, William M. Newman, Michael J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 6601102
    Abstract: A system is presented for transmitting document references or tokens between users of integrated wireless and wire-based communication services. The system includes workstations, files servers, printers and other devices coupled to a wire-based network. Mobile computing devices are coupled to the wire-based network through either IR (infrared) or RF (radio) transceiver gateways. Each mobile computing device appears to hold a user's collection of documents: the device is programmed to receive, transmit, and store document tokens. The system includes a token-enabled document server that uses digital signatures to provide secure transfer of document tokens between users of the mobile computing devices and email clients. The token-enabled document server operates independent of the identity of the holder of the document token. Only the issuer of the document token needs be registered with the signature based document server to properly authenticate document tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Margery A. Eldridge, Michael J. Flynn, Christopher M. Jones, Ralph C. Merkle, Michael G. Lamming, David L. Pendlebury, Mark Stringer, Michiel F. E. Kleyn
  • Patent number: 6515988
    Abstract: A system including any number workstations, file servers, printers and other fixed devices coupled in a network, and a number of portable devices carried by users and coupled to the network by infrared (IR) link. Each portable device emulates its user's personal satchel for documents: the device is programmed to receive transmit and store document or service tokens (tokens). Preferably, the token comprises a plurality of components defining a document related entity and a property of the entity, the token components including an operation component designating a document related operation, an address component designating the electronic address of a document or system providing a document related service, one or more parameter components, each parameter component defining a property of a document or a property of a service to be applied to a document, and a security parameter dependent upon the identity of a user associated with a document or with a document related service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Marge Eldridge, Michael J. Flynn, Chris Jones, Michael Kleyn, Michael G. Lamming, David Pendlebury
  • Patent number: 6487189
    Abstract: A system is presented for transmitting document references or tokens to users of integrated wireless and wire-based communication services. The system includes workstations, files servers, printers and other devices coupled to a wire-based network. Mobile computing devices are coupled to the wire-based network through either IR (infrared) or RF (radio) transceiver gateways. Each mobile computing device appears to hold a uses personal collection of documents: the device is programmed to receive, transmit, and store document tokens. A document services request available to users of the mobile computing devices is an email-to-token service. Using this service, document tokens are emailed to recipients with an email account. The transmission protocol for performing the email-to-token service includes the step of transmitting a token-to-email service request from the mobile computing device over the wireless communication service to a token-enabled server located on the wire-based network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Margery A. Eldridge, Michael J. Flynn, Christopher M. Jones, Michiel F. E. Kleyn, Michael G. Lamming, David L. Pendlebury, Anish Shah
  • Patent number: 6430601
    Abstract: A method and a system are presented for transmitting document references or tokens to users of integrated wireless and wire-based communication services. The system includes workstations, files servers, printers and other devices coupled to a wire-based network. Mobile computing devices are coupled to the wire-based network through either IR (infrared) or RF (radio) transceiver gateways. Each mobile computing device appears to hold a user's personal collection of documents: the device is programmed to receive, transmit, and store document tokens. A document services request available to users of the portable devices is a document paging service. Using this service, a process operating on a repository of shared documents monitors for changes to specified files or file locations. Identification of changes made to documents on the repository of shared documents results in the transmission of a document token to selected users of the mobile computing devices identifying the changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Margery A. Eldridge, Michael J. Flynn, Christopher M. Jones, Michiel F. E. Kleyn, Michael G. Lamming, David L. Pendlebury
  • Publication number: 20020095570
    Abstract: A system is presented for transmitting document references or tokens between users of integrated wireless and wire-based communication services. The system includes workstations, files servers, printers and other devices coupled to a wire-based network. Mobile computing devices are coupled to the wire-based network through either IR (infrared) or RF (radio) transceiver gateways. Each mobile computing device appears to hold a user's collection of documents: the device is programmed to receive, transmit, and store document tokens. The system includes a token-enabled document server that uses digital signatures to provide secure transfer of document tokens between users of the mobile computing devices and email clients. The token-enabled document server operates independent of the identity of the holder of the document token. Only the issuer of the document token needs be registered with the signature based document server to properly authenticate document tokens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Margery A. Eldridge, Michael J. Flynn, Christopher M. Jones, Ralph C. Merkle, Michael G. Lamming, David L. Pendlebury, Mark Stringer, Michiel F.E. Kleyn
  • Patent number: 6421716
    Abstract: A system for performing document services using mobile computing devices provides users of the system with document references that can be transmitted over integrated wireless and wire-based communication services. The system includes workstations, files servers, printers and other devices coupled to a wire-based network. Mobile computing devices are coupled to the wire-based network through either IR (infrared) or RF (radio) transceiver gateways. Each mobile computing device appears to hold a user's personal collection of documents by being programmed to receive, transmit, and store document tokens. A user interface at the mobile computing devices provide users with means for fast and easy access to document services that are proximate to where they are physically located. Through the user interface, a user queries a document device proximate to their physical location. Responsive to the query, a hierarchical list of available services is displayed at the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Margery A. Eldridge, Michael J. Flynn, Christopher M. Jones, Michiel F. E. Kleyn, Michael G. Lamming, David L. Pendlebury
  • Patent number: 6397261
    Abstract: A system is presented for transmitting document references or tokens between users of integrated wireless and wire-based communication services. The system includes workstations, files servers, printers and other devices coupled to a wire-based network. Mobile computing devices are coupled to the wire-based network through either IR (infrared) or RF (radio) transceiver gateways. Each mobile computing device appears to hold a user's collection of documents: the device is programmed to receive, transmit, and store document tokens. The system includes a token-enabled document server that uses digital signatures to provide secure transfer of document tokens between users of the mobile computing devices and email clients. The token-enabled document server operates independent of the identity of the holder of the document token. Only the issuer of the document token needs be registered with the signature based document server to properly authenticate document tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Margery A. Eldridge, Michael J. Flynn, Christopher M. Jones, Ralph C. Merkle, Michael G. Lamming, David L. Pendlebury, Mark Stringer, Michiel F. E. Kleyn
  • Patent number: 6144997
    Abstract: A system including any number workstations, file servers, printers and other fixed devices coupled in a network, and a number of portable devices carried by users and coupled to the network by infrared (IR) link. Each portable device emulates its user's personal satchel for documents: the device is programmed to receive transmit and store document references or tokens, each of which is associated with an electronic document stored in the database. Documents are distributed from one person to another by transmission of document references or tokens, and a document is sent to a printer by beaming that document's reference or token to an IR transceiver associated with that printer. The portable device is preferably a handheld or wristwatch computer with a graphical display for enabling the user to transfer documents, and the fixed devices preferably include a scanner/copier/printer having its own IR transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Lamming, Michael J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 6067112
    Abstract: An interactive desktop system for automatically adjusting pan and zoom functions to change a field of view in response to user actions relative to a feedback image projected on a source document. The interactive desktop system includes an image capture system, a display system and a processor system. The image capture system grabs an image from the source document in its field of view. The display system indicates to a user the captured image using the feedback image, which is visible to the image capture system. In response to a user adjustment of the feedback image, the processor system adjusts either the pan or zoom function of the image capture system, thus changing the field of view of the image capture system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Pierre D. Wellner, Michael J. Flynn, Kathleen A. Carter, William M. Newman
  • Patent number: 5862321
    Abstract: A system including any number workstations, file servers, printers and other fixed devices coupled in a network, and a number of portable devices carried by users and coupled to the network by infrared (IR) link. Each portable device emulates its user's personal satchel for documents: the device is programmed to receive transmit and store document references or tokens, each of which is associated with an electronic document stored in the database. Documents are distributed from one person to another by transmission of document references or tokens, and a document is sent to a printer by beaming that document's reference or token to an IR transceiver associated with that printer. The portable device is preferably a handheld or wristwatch computer with a graphical display for enabling the user to transfer documents, and the fixed devices preferably include a scanner/copier/printer having its own IR transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Lamming, Michael J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 5539665
    Abstract: A method for the recording and retrieval of information relevant to the activities of a user. The invention may be employed to provide a memory prosthesis in the form of a highly portable device which records all kinds of information about the user's life, and provides a simple and rapid means of access to that information. The device receives and stores information from external sources, or objects, or from signal generators identifying specific machines, places, or people carrying other ones of the same type of device. Events comprising encounters between objects are recorded automatically, being time-stamped and stored chronologically, and a rapid search method for such a database is disclosed. The data can either be stored in the memory of the device itself, or, for better protection against failure, in a central data repository of the system, with a fail-safe backup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G. Lamming, Michael J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 5431572
    Abstract: A small box with a keyed lock into which an electrical plug is placed and then locked for preventing the insertion of the electrical appliance plug into a wall socket comprises a plastic box (A) with a front sliding door (B) and a keyed cam lock (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Inventors: Steve Surrey, Michael J. Flynn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4944949
    Abstract: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including diclofenac, flufenamic acid, flurbiprofen, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketoprofen, naproxen, phenylbutazone, piroxicam and sulindac are administered in micelles to alleviate their adverse effects on the gastrointestinal tract. The drugs are formulated with surfactants such as polyethoxylated nonionics to give micelle-forming compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: T.I.L. Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael J. Story, Michael J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 4506374
    Abstract: A hybrid collimator for tomographic imaging with a scintillation camera comprising a coded aperture plate and a parallel plate collimator. The code plate includes a plurality of lateral slits each of which is radiopaque or radiotransparent pursuant to a time modulated code. The parallel plates define a plurality of radiotransparent channels whose lengthwise orientation is orthogonal to the lateral slits of the code plate. In a preferred embodiment, the code plate is advanced across the channels of the collimator in a direction parallel to their lengthwise orientation rendering a time coded pattern that is identical for each channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: Technicare Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Flynn