Patents by Inventor Michael J. Mayer

Michael J. Mayer 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: 9934487
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for the management of custodians within an electronic discovery system. Embodiments of the invention herein disclosed provide for methods of creating, maintaining, and utilizing a unified custodian directory for the purposes of carrying out electronic discovery within an enterprise environment. By employing a unified custodian directory to manage custodians apart from the electronic discovery cases to which they relate, the custodian management system of the present invention promotes efficiencies in the field of electronic discovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David M. Andersen, Emerson D. Miller, Michael J. Mayer
  • Publication number: 20170300929
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery. More specifically, embodiments relate to computer program products for targeted document review assignments by determining concept-related data groupings within the overall corpus of data associated with a case and assembling the targeted document review assignments based on the concept-related data groupings. As such, document reviewers are presented with assignments that have highly conceptually-related documents, which results in further efficiency in the review process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Phillip L. Richards, David M. Andersen, Emerson D. Miller, Benjamin Clark, Jeffrey V. Knox, Michael J. Mayer
  • Publication number: 20170284845
    Abstract: A polymeric flow tube assembly is provided. The flow tube assembly includes a flow conduit configured to allow fluid flow therethrough. A first coil is mounted with respect to the flow conduit and disposed about a first magnetic pole member. A second coil is mounted with respect to the flow conduit and is disposed about a second magnetic pole member. The second magnetic pole member is configured to cooperate with the first magnetic pole member to generate an electromagnetic field across a flow measurement aperture. First and second electrodes are positioned within the flow tube assembly to measure an electromotive force generated within a fluid in the flow measurement aperture. At least one of the first magnetic pole member, second magnetic pole member, first electrode and second electrode is formed, at least in part, of a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Steven B. Rogers, Michael J. Mayer, Bruce D. Rovner, Michael J. Mikolichek, Erik D. Anderson, Nicholas W. Bond, Chad T. Weigelt
  • Patent number: 9721227
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for the management of custodians within an electronic discovery system. Embodiments of the invention herein disclosed provide for methods of creating, maintaining, and utilizing a unified custodian directory for the purposes of carrying out electronic discovery within an enterprise environment. By employing a unified custodian directory to manage custodians apart from the electronic discovery cases to which they relate, the custodian management system of the present invention promotes efficiencies in the field of electronic discovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Andersen, Emerson D. Miller, Michael J. Mayer
  • Patent number: 9590400
    Abstract: A terminal feedthrough is provided. The terminal feedthrough includes a terminal pin insert having a pair of ends. A polymeric body having an externally threaded region is disposed about the terminal pin insert to form an interface with the terminal pin insert. At least one of threads of the externally threaded region and a cylindrical pin interface is configured to provide a flame-quenching pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik D. Anderson, Jeffery A. Cota, Samuel E. Messenger, Michael J. Mayer, Michael J. Mikolichek, Michael W. Barto
  • Patent number: 9547660
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery. Embodiments herein disclosed provide for an enterprise-wide e-discovery system that provides for source-to-processing file conversion of electronic communications and, in some embodiments, decryption of encrypted electronic communication entries for the purpose of efficiently processing data and supplying the electronic data to third party data analysis providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Mayer, David M. Andersen
  • Patent number: 9542410
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery. Embodiments herein disclosed provide for an enterprise-wide e-discovery system that provides for source-to-processing file conversion of electronic communications and, in some embodiments, decryption of encrypted electronic communication entries for the purpose of efficiently processing data and supplying the electronic data to third party data analysis providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Mayer, David M. Andersen
  • Publication number: 20160196276
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery. Embodiments herein disclosed provide for an enterprise-wide e-discovery system that provides for source-to-processing file conversion of electronic communications and, in some embodiments, decryption of encrypted electronic communication entries for the purpose of efficiently processing data and supplying the electronic data to third party data analysis providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Mayer, David M. Andersen
  • Publication number: 20160171001
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery. Embodiments herein disclosed provide for an enterprise-wide e-discovery system that provides for source-to-processing file conversion of electronic communications and, in some embodiments, decryption of encrypted electronic communication entries for the purpose of efficiently processing data and supplying the electronic data to third party data analysis providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Mayer, David M. Andersen
  • Patent number: 9330374
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery. Embodiments herein disclosed provide for an enterprise-wide e-discovery system that provides for source-to-processing file conversion of electronic communications and, in some embodiments, decryption of encrypted electronic communication entries for the purpose of efficiently processing data and supplying the electronic data to third party data analysis providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Mayer, David M. Andersen
  • Publication number: 20160094020
    Abstract: A terminal feedthrough is provided. The terminal feedthrough includes a terminal pin insert having a pair of ends. A polymeric body having an externally threaded region is disposed about the terminal pin insert to form an interface with the terminal pin insert. At least one of threads of the externally threaded region and a cylindrical pin interface is configured to provide a flame-quenching pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Erik D. Anderson, Jeffery A. Cota, Samuel E. Messenger, Michael J. Mayer, Michael J. Mikolichek, Michael W. Barto
  • Patent number: 9278965
    Abstract: This invention provides for certain bridged and fused compounds of the formula G-L-A??I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester of solvate thereof wherein: A is and the other variables are defined herein; the inventive compounds are agonists of the G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GPR40, also known as free fatty acid receptor FFAR). This invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds, and the use of these compounds to regulate insulin levels in a mammal. The compounds may be used, for example in the prevention and treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and in the prevention and treatment of conditions related to Type 2 diabetes mellitus, such as insulin resistance, obesity and lipid disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Hubert B. Josien, John W. Clader, William J. Greenlee, Michael J. Mayer, Jason L. Davis, Shuangyi Wan
  • Patent number: 9171310
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery. More specifically, embodiments relate to managing the process for creating search term sets to be applied to electronic data sets associated with a case in an electronic discovery system. A search term management application is provided that allows for multiple users to work collaboratively to define the final search term set that is subsequently applied to the corpus of electronic data for the case. In addition, the application provides for tracking the overall search term creation process. In addition, embodiments provide for a search term hit count engine that is configured to determine search term hit counts for data as a means of predicting the volume of data needed to review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emerson D. Miller, Michael J. Mayer, Phillip L. Richards
  • Publication number: 20150178384
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery. More specifically, embodiments relate to computer program products for targeted document review assignments by determining concept-related data groupings within the overall corpus of data associated with a case and assembling the targeted document review assignments based on the concept-related data groupings. As such, document reviewers are presented with assignments that have highly conceptually-related documents, which results in further efficiency in the review process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Phillip L. Richards, David M. Andersen, Emerson D. Miller, Benjamin Clark, Jeffrey V. Knox, Michael J. Mayer
  • Patent number: 9053454
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for automated straight-through processing in an electronic discovery system. Further, the embodiments described herein provide for electronic discovery processes, such as, but not limited to, data collection, barcoding, source-to-processing, quality control, third-party network data transfer and data analysis platform loading to be automatically initiated and performed in pipeline fashion. Once a process is completed on a dataset, the next process in the flow is automatically initiated unless exceptions are determined to exist. In addition, embodiments provide for prioritizing cases and conducting each process in the straight-through data processing based on the case prioritization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Mayer, Hayden S. Johnson, Jay A. Johnson, Emerson D. Miller, Christopher D. Montrois, Brian L. Toomey
  • Patent number: 8903826
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery and custodian management. Embodiments herein disclosed provide for an enterprise wide e-discovery system that provides for data to be identified, located, retrieved, preserved, searched, reviewed and produced in an efficient and cost-effective manner across the entire enterprise system. In addition, by structuring management of e-discovery based on case/matter, custodian and data and providing for linkage between the same, further efficiencies are realized in terms of identifying, locating and retrieving data and leveraging results of previous e-discoveries with current requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip L. Richards, Eric B. Hobart, David M. Andersen, Emerson D. Miller, Michael J. Mayer, John N. Whalen, Brian L. Toomey, David W. Stellhorn
  • Patent number: 8868561
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery and custodian management. Embodiments herein disclosed provide for an enterprise wide e-discovery system that provides for data to be identified, located, retrieved, preserved, searched, reviewed and produced in an efficient and cost-effective manner across the entire enterprise system. In addition, by structuring management of e-discovery based on case/matter, custodian and data and providing for linkage between the same, further efficiencies are realized in terms of identifying, locating and retrieving data and leveraging results of previous e-discoveries with current requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip L. Richards, Eric B. Hobart, David M. Andersen, Emerson D. Miller, Michael J. Mayer, John N. Whalen, Brian L. Toomey, David W. Stellhorn
  • Patent number: 8805832
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to an improved electronic discovery. More specifically, embodiments relate to managing the process for creating search term sets to be applied to electronic data sets associated with a case in an electronic discovery system. A search term management application is provided that allows for multiple users to work collaboratively to define the final search term set that is subsequently applied to the corpus of electronic data for the case. In addition, the application provides for tracking the overall search term creation process. In addition, embodiments provide for a search term hit count engine that is configured to determine search term hit counts for a portion of a corpus of data, such that the determined search term hit count may be predictive of the volume of data needed to review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Mayer, Brian L. Toomey, Eric B. Hobart
  • Patent number: 8806358
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery. More specifically, embodiments relate to providing positive identification of individuals for addition, as custodians, to cases or matters within an electronic discovery system. The identification is performed simultaneously, in bulk, using disparate information related to the individuals. In this regard, individuals can be positively identified through one specific identification procedure, without having to search multiple databases to verify the identity of an individual/custodian. In addition to positively identifying custodians, the present invention provides for adding the identified custodians, simultaneously, in bulk, to a case or matter and, in some embodiments, uploading or otherwise transferring custodian profile data to the case management system/database, as need be.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Mayer, Emerson D. Miller, David M. Andersen
  • Patent number: 8769695
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for determining the probability that a given website is conducting or is related to fraudulent activity, including phishing activity. More particularly, embodiments of the invention relate to automatically monitoring and scoring URLs for fraudulent activity by parsing keywords, combinations of keywords, and other relevant data from an input communication, such as an email, and analyzing the data obtained against a database containing a plurality of grading factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip L. Richards, Michael J. Mayer, David M. Andersen