Patents by Inventor Michael J. Lee

Michael J. Lee 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: 11128020
    Abstract: Secondary batteries and methods of manufacture thereof are provided. A secondary battery can comprise an offset between electrode and counter-electrode layers in a unit cell. Secondary batteries can be prepared by removing a population of negative electrode subunits from a negative electrode sheet, the negative electrode sheet comprising a negative electrode sheet edge margin and at least one negative electrode sheet weakened region that is internal to the negative electrode sheet edge margin, removing a population of separator layer subunits from a separator sheet, and removing a population of positive electrode subunits from a positive electrode sheet, the positive electrode sheet comprising a positive electrode edge margin and at least one positive electrode sheet weakened region that is internal to the positive electrode sheet edge margin, and stacking members of the negative electrode subunit population, the separator layer subunit population and the positive electrode subunit population.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Enovix Corporation
    Inventors: Robert S. Busacca, Ashok Lahiri, Murali Ramasubramanian, Bruno A. Valdes, Gardner Cameron Dales, Christopher J. Spindt, Geoffrey Matthew Ho, Harrold J. Rust, III, James D. Wilcox, John F. Varni, Kim Han Lee, Nirav S. Shah, Richard J. Contreras, Lynn Van Erden, Ken S. Matsubayashi, Jeremie J. Dalton, Jason Newton Howard, Robert Keith Rosen, Jonathan C. Doan, Michael J. Armstrong, Anthony Calcaterra, Benjamin L. Cardozo, Joshua David Winans, Neelam Singh, Jeffrey Glenn Buck, Thomas John Schuerlein, Kim Lester Fortunati, Neal Sarswat
  • Publication number: 20210284864
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a phosphated epoxy resin comprising at least one terminal group comprising a phosphorous atom covalently bonded to the re sin by a carbon-phosphorous bond or by a phosphoester linkage; and at least one carbamate functional group. The present invention is also directed towards aqueous resinous dispersions comprising the phosphated epoxy resin, methods of coating a substrate, coated substrates, and methods of making a phosphated epoxy resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Dacko, Michael A. Mayo, Gregory J. McCollum, Robin M. Peffer, Se Ryeon Lee
  • Patent number: 11119894
    Abstract: Methods for configurable and proactive application diagnostics and recovery are performed by systems and devices. A diagnostics manager determines diagnostics packages corresponding to problems described in client device diagnostics requests. Session identifiers are generated and returned with diagnostics identifiers to clients which then provide the session identifiers and diagnostics identifiers to a service manager for session initiation. Diagnostics packages are located, retrieved, and provided back to the client by the service manager that invokes a client-side engine to execute diagnostics packages. Results are provided to the diagnostics system which determines additional packages to be executed by the engine during the same diagnostics session. Further, device-specific tokens are acquired by client devices which execute local diagnostic packages and acquire remote diagnostic packages for execution in the same session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Santosh Vasant Bhosale, Manoj Ajith Prasad, Sparky Toews, Will Qian, Weizhu Chen, Ganapathy V. Raman, Aritra DattaGupta, Aarohi Arora, Michael J. Nelson, Roger F. Johnson, Woo Ram Lee, Vladyslav Bazyliak, Somak Mitra, Bryan Wilhelm, Benjamin Reich, Matthew Justice
  • Patent number: 11114329
    Abstract: Implementations of methods of loading an evaporator may include, using a robotic arm, removing a substrate from a cassette and centering the substrate on a substrate aligner. The method may include aligning the substrate using the substrate aligner. The substrate may also include removing the substrate from the substrate aligner using the robotic arm and loading the substrate into a first available pocket of a planet of an evaporator using the robotic arm. The method may also include rotating the planet to a second available pocket after detecting a presence of the substrate in the first available pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Seddon, Heng Chen Lee
  • Publication number: 20210260144
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for assaying infectivity of viruses and potential treatments of such viruses in the upper respiratory tract using an air-liquid interface model with nasal epithelium cells; and treatment of viral infections of the upper respiratory tract by treating with bitter taste receptor agonists that stimulate NO production and/or antimicrobial protein production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicants: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Monell Chemical Senses Center, GeneOne Life Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Noam A. Cohen, Robert J. Lee, Susan R. Weiss, Joel N. Maslow, Christine C. Roberts, Sara Cherry, Michael Kohanski, Nithin D. Adappa, James N. Palmer, Li Hui Tan
  • Patent number: 10881540
    Abstract: An implantable stent includes multiple circumferential segments that surround a bore and are connected in series along a length to form a tubular wall. Multiple adjacent alternating opposite facing crowns arranged along each segment's circumference are bridged by struts. The struts include a series of staggered arcuate edges with limited flats to provide a limited region of maximum width between significantly extended reducing diameter tapers at either end where they transition into the crowns. Connections between adjacent segments are wider and stiffer than the struts and strut-crown transitions in the segments. The crowns include inner and outer radii with off-set centers along a common axis to provide medial crown peaks along the axis that are wider than the narrowed crown shoulders on either side of the axis and from which the tapered struts extend. Material strain and flexure along the stent during lateral bending is distributed mainly within the segments, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CELONOVA BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Lee, Stuart Earl Kari, Riley King
  • Publication number: 20200187810
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes apparatus and methods for sensing electrical activity in tissue of a person in a manner which is substantially limits or eliminates interference from noise in a surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Lee, Hans C. Lee
  • Publication number: 20200146825
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to various heart valve implants and for delivery of those implants are described. The implants may be used to re-size a native valve annulus or to replace a native heart valve. The implants include a re-sizable frame having angled struts. The implant is secured to tissue with anchors that can rotate without axial advancement to engage tissue while drawing the implant closer to the tissue. Collars are used to decrease the angle between struts of a frame to contract the implant. The implants can include a rotatable shaft, such as a threaded shaft, located internally to an axially translatable collar. Rotation of the shaft transmits force to the collar to cause the collar to translate axially, closing the angle of adjacent struts and decreasing the width of the implant and thus of the annulus. The implants can be delivered, secured and contracted via a catheter. The implants are repositionable and retrievable via catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Kristian Kristoffersen, Matthew Rust, Richard Glenn, Michael J. Lee, Patrick E. Macaulay, Kenny D. Bruner, Padraig J. Savage, Nathan D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20200121461
    Abstract: Features for a restraint to facilitate delivery and deployment of an implantable cardiac device are described. The restraint may include a series of circumferential engagements for securing inwardly corresponding portions of the implant. The restraint may be located inside the implant and provide a radially inward force on the implant. The restraint may include a center shaft having a series of grooves configured to cooperate with corresponding splines of the implant. Distal or proximal advance of the restraint disengages the restraint from the implant. The implant may include a tubular frame configured to contract and be secured by the restraint in a contracted configuration and to expand upon disengagement from the restraint. The restraint may provide for a smaller overall cross-sectional profile of a transcatheter delivery system, for instance by negating the need for a distal delivery sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kenny Dwight Bruner, Padraig J. Savage, Matthew Rust, Christopher Lashinski, Nathan D. Brown, Michael J. Lee
  • Patent number: 10595985
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sinclair Pharmaceuticals Limited
    Inventors: Michael J. Lee, Randall Lashinski, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Hardy
  • Patent number: 10548703
    Abstract: A hernia repair device is provided which may include a soft tissue repair prosthesis and an expandable device configured to be removably connected with the soft tissue repair prosthesis. When expanded, the expandable device may be configured to position the soft tissue repair prosthesis adjacent a hernia defect. The soft tissue repair prosthesis may include at least one loop or slit configured to receive a portion of the expandable device. The prosthesis may include a tether to hoist, locate or position the soft tissue repair prosthesis. The expandable device may include indicia for positioning the prosthesis relative to the edge of the hernia defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger E. Darois, John Peter Groetelaars, Michael F. Jacene, Anthony Colesanti, Michael J. Lee, Richard V. Longo, Tara Smith, James M. Brann
  • Patent number: 10548731
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to various heart valve implants and for delivery of those implants are described. The implants may be used to re-size a native valve annulus or to replace a native heart valve. The implants include a re-sizable frame having angled struts. The implant is secured to tissue with anchors that can rotate without axial advancement to engage tissue while drawing the implant closer to the tissue. Collars are used to decrease the angle between struts of a frame to contract the implant. The implants can include a rotatable shaft, such as a threaded shaft, located internally to an axially translatable collar. Rotation of the shaft transmits force to the collar to cause the collar to translate axially, closing the angle of adjacent struts and decreasing the width of the implant and thus of the annulus. The implants can be delivered, secured and contracted via a catheter. The implants are repositionable and retrievable via catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Kristian Kristoffersen, Matthew Rust, Richard Glenn, Michael J. Lee, Patrick E. Macaulay, Kenny D. Bruner, Padraig J. Savage, Nathan D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20200022811
    Abstract: Features for a restraint, such as a cap, are described. The restraint secures a cardiac device in a collapsed, delivery configuration for transcatheter delivery to a heart. The restraint may have a tubular sidewall extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a proximal opening defined by the sidewall at the proximal end and a channel defined by the sidewall and extending distally from the proximal opening. The restraint is configured to receive the implant in the collapsed configuration through the proximal opening to radially restrain the implant within the channel. The restraint eliminates the need for a surrounding sheath, reducing the delivery profile and size of the overall delivery system, among other advantages. The restraint may have an atraumatic leading edge to reduce the risk of injury to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Erik Christopher Griswold, Christopher Robert Lashinski, Randall Lashinski, Michael J. Lee
  • Patent number: 10506941
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes apparatus and methods for sensing electrical activity in tissue of a person in a manner which is substantially limits or eliminates interference from noise in a surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lee, Hans C. Lee
  • Patent number: 10490374
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention includes a phase-change material switch. The switch includes a first terminal that receives an input signal and a second terminal. The switch includes an actuation portion that receives a control signal in one of a first state to emit a first heat profile and a second state to emit a second heat profile. The switch further includes a switch portion comprising a phase-change material arranged as a plurality of longitudinal strips that each interconnect the first terminal and the second terminal and that are each in proximity with the actuation portion. The phase-change material can be selectable between a conducting state in response to the first heat profile to conduct an input signal from the first terminal to the second terminal and a blocking state in response to the second heat profile to block the input signal from the first terminal to the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pavel Borodulin, Nabil Abdel-Meguid El-Hinnawy, Robert Miles Young, Matthew Russell King, Michael J. Lee
  • Publication number: 20190254847
    Abstract: An implantable stent includes multiple circumferential segments that surround a bore and are connected in series along a length to form a tubular wall. Multiple adjacent alternating opposite facing crowns arranged along each segment's circumference are bridged by struts. The struts include a series of staggered arcuate edges with limited flats to provide a limited region of maximum width between significantly extended reducing diameter tapers at either end where they transition into the crowns. Connections between adjacent segments are wider and stiffer than the struts and strut-crown transitions in the segments. The crowns include inner and outer radii with off-set centers along a common axis to provide medial crown peaks along the axis that are wider than the narrowed crown shoulders on either side of the axis and from which the tapered struts extend. Material strain and flexure along the stent during lateral bending is distributed mainly within the segments, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: CELONOVA BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. LEE, Stuart Earl KARI, Riley KING
  • Patent number: 10327926
    Abstract: There is disclosed an implantable medical stent system, including: a radially expandable stent comprising a filamental structure in a pattern surrounding a bore to form a substantially tubular wall along a length relative to a longitudinal axis; in which the filamental structure includes at least one arcuate crown with a crown peak having a radius of curvature located along a reference axis, and first and second arcuate crown shoulders on first and second sides, respectively, of the reference axis; in which the filamental structure also includes at least one pair of first and second elongated struts extending from the first and second crown shoulders, respectively; the first and second elongated struts have a region of constant maximum width at an intermediate portion and tapering toward the first and second crown shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CELONOVA BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Lee, Stuart Earl Karl, Riley King
  • Patent number: 10285968
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to drug eluting devices, and their uses. The drug eluting devices can allow for perfusion during deployment. The coatings the may contain bioactive materials which elute once deployed in a patient and can have anti-proliferative, anti-inflammation, or anti-thrombotic effects. Sol gel technology can be used to coat the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CELONOVA BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Klein, John Birtles, John Koos, Michael J. Lee
  • Publication number: 20180280004
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are generally directed to a biopsy device configured to engage target tissue within a patient and to remove a sample of the target tissue from the patient. The biopsy device comprises an elongate catheter configured to be inserted into a patient. A coring component is disposed at the distal end of the catheter to sample the target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Michael J. Lee, William S. Krimsky, Brad A. Snow
  • Publication number: 20180228610
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to various heart valve implants and for delivery of those implants are described. The implants may be used to re-size a native valve annulus or to replace a native heart valve. The implants include a re-sizable frame having angled struts. The implant is secured to tissue with anchors that can rotate without axial advancement to engage tissue while drawing the implant closer to the tissue. Collars are used to decrease the angle between struts of a frame to contract the implant. The implants can include a rotatable shaft, such as a threaded shaft, located internally to an axially translatable collar. Rotation of the shaft transmits force to the collar to cause the collar to translate axially, closing the angle of adjacent struts and decreasing the width of the implant and thus of the annulus. The implants can be delivered, secured and contracted via a catheter. The implants are repositionable and retrievable via catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Kristian Kristoffersen, Matthew Rust, Richard Glenn, Michael J. Lee, Patrick E. Macaulay