Patents by Inventor Michael J. Moran

Michael J. Moran 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: 10698560
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature a computing device configured to display visual representations of digital notes and one or more group images representing one or more groups on a user interface, where each group may include one or more digital notes. The computing device is further configured to receive one or more user inputs via the user interface and change the compositions of the groups based on the received user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Pontus Axelsson, Kyle W. English, David M. Mahli, Richard J. Moore, Cristin E. Moran, Roland Persson, Michael Rotstein, Guruprasad Somasundaram, Diane R. Wolk, Linus Ã…kerlund
  • Publication number: 20200110679
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a data communication network, a serial data bus, and a plurality of electronic nodes in signal communication with the serial data bus. The vehicle further includes a node identification system configured to store a several different diagnostic tests, along with expected operating data corresponding to a given diagnostic test. The node identification system sorts the plurality of nodes into individual node groups in response to performing one or more diagnostic tests among the different available diagnostic tests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Erin K. Doan, Matthew R. Danielson, Addison M. Moran, Michael J. Worden
  • Publication number: 20190304268
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to providing information through tactility. A computer system may receive an input from a user. The computer system may identify one or more locations associated with haptic elements disposed on a wearable haptic apparatus. The computer system may generate a message that includes an indication of the one or more locations. The computer system may transmit this message to the wearable haptic apparatus. The wearable haptic apparatus may actuate one or more haptic elements disposed thereon based on the indication of the one or more locations included in the message. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Baron, Jim S. Baca, Kevin W. Williams, William J. Lewis, Michael T. Moran
  • Patent number: 10380333
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining whether a user is authorized to take an examination. Facial recognition technology is used to determine whether an image of a user's face corresponds to an image of a set of images of individuals not permitted to take the examination. Based on a determination that the image of the user's face corresponds to an image of the set of images, a confidence score is assigned or modified. Voice recognition technology is used to determine whether a recording of the user's voice corresponds to a recording of a set of recordings of individuals not permitted to take the examination. Based on a determination that the recording of the user's voice corresponds to a recording of the set of recordings, the confidence score is modified. A determination is made as to whether the user is authorized to take the examination based on the confidence score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: James B. Moran, Michael J. Cripps, Kenneth H. Berger, Robert E. Thornton
  • Patent number: 10358223
    Abstract: An exhaust system for an aircraft galley chiller is provided. The exhaust system includes a galley having a chiller that includes an inlet, a condenser fan inlet, a condenser fan outlet proximate to chiller inlet, and a first flow of air through the condenser, an air ventilation outlet conduit that includes a second flow of air therethrough, and an ejector pump. The ejector pump includes a first airflow inlet, a second airflow inlet and an airflow outlet, wherein the first airflow inlet is coupled in flow communication with the condenser fan outlet, the second inlet is coupled in flow communication with the air ventilation outlet conduit. As the second airflow increases, the first velocity increases in a direction away from the galley chiller facilitating a decrease in temperature at the condenser fan inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Dessero, Luong Hoang Le, Thomas J. Moran
  • Publication number: 20190197295
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to both a method and apparatus for the creation of full resolution color digital images of diagnostic cassettes or objects of interest using a gray-scale digital camera or sensor combined with time sequential illumination using additive primary colors followed by post exposure digital processing. Such procedures and equipment is of significant economic value when employed in situations such as diagnostic clinical analyzers where space is limited and image quality requirements are high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jens H. Jorgensen, Michael W. LaCourt, Donald J. Moran, JR., David J. Hawks, Jospeh Wycallis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 10296789
    Abstract: Techniques for creating and manipulating software notes representative of physical notes are described. A computing device includes a processor, an image collection module executable by the processor and configured to receive an input image of an environment having a plurality of overlapping physical notes, and an image processing engine executable by the processor and configured to process the input image with the computing device to identify the plurality of overlapping physical notes in the input image. The image processing engine determines a boundary of each note in the plurality of overlapping physical notes in the input image, and generates a plurality of digital notes corresponding to the determined boundary of each of the overlapping physical notes identified in the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Guruprasad Somasundaram, Ravishankar Sivalingam, David M. Mahli, Cristin E. Moran, Richard J. Moore, Pontus Axelsson, Michael Rotstein, Roland Persson
  • Patent number: 10289930
    Abstract: A glass sheet optical inspection system installed online in a glass sheet processing system includes an apparatus for measuring small optical or obstructive defects in a first selected area of the glass sheet by acquiring and developing a first set of image data, and an apparatus for measuring transmitted optical distortion in a second selected area of the glass sheet by acquiring and developing a second set of image data. The system may also include a glass sheet part identifier and a programmable control including logic for analyzing acquired image data and identifying the glass sheet as one of a set of known part types and thereafter securing and positioning the glass sheet based upon the part-shape analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Glasstech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Vild, Benjamin L. Moran, Jason C. Addington
  • Patent number: 10249414
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, wiring harness assemblies for electrical equipment and related methods are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a wiring harness assembly for electrical equipment generally includes a first connector configured for connecting to a wiring harness, a second connector configured for mounting to a panel, and one or more conductors connecting the first connector with the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller, David L. Vie
  • Publication number: 20180363934
    Abstract: An example HVAC system includes an HVAC component, and an HVAC control configured to control the HVAC component according to an HVAC system configuration parameter. The HVAC control includes a controller wireless interface and a memory. The system also includes a mobile device having a user interface and a mobile wireless interface in wireless communication with the controller wireless interface of the HVAC control. The mobile device is configured to display the HVAC system configuration parameter on the user interface, receive user input settings for the HVAC system configuration parameter, and wirelessly transmit the received user input settings to the controller wireless interface of the HVAC control. The HVAC control is configured to store the received user input settings in the memory of the HVAC control to control the HVAC component. Example methods of controlling an HVAC system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: David L. Vie, Michael J. Moran, John F. Broker
  • Patent number: 9960563
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, wiring harness assemblies for electrical equipment and related methods are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a wiring harness assembly for electrical equipment generally includes a first connector configured for connecting to a wiring harness, a second connector configured for mounting to a panel, and one or more conductors connecting the first connector with the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller, David L. Vie
  • Patent number: 9840350
    Abstract: The present application discloses a pallet truck backrest assembly for handling half-size pallets. A first half-size pallet support is pivotally coupled to a backrest of the backrest assembly at a first height and a second half-size pallet support is pivotally coupled to the backrest at a second height with the second height being less than the first height. The half-size pallet supports pivot between first positions against the backrest and second positions extending over the forks of the pallet truck to accommodate half-size pallets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Moran, Brad A. Halbert, David A. Hickman
  • Patent number: 9830887
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of controls for heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning systems. In an exemplary embodiment, a control for a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning system includes an alphanumeric display and one or more input device. A processor of the control is configured to receive a user input through the input device(s), and in response to the user input, reorient a display of a message relative to the alphanumeric display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: David L. Vie, Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller
  • Publication number: 20160343353
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of controls for heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning systems. In an exemplary embodiment, a control for a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning system includes an alphanumeric display and one or more input device. A processor of the control is configured to receive a user input through the input device(s), and in response to the user input, reorient a display of a message relative to the alphanumeric display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: David L. Vie, Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller
  • Publication number: 20160301177
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, wiring harness assemblies for electrical equipment and related methods are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a wiring harness assembly for electrical equipment generally includes a first connector configured for connecting to a wiring harness, a second connector configured for mounting to a panel, and one or more conductors connecting the first connector with the second connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller, David L. Vie
  • Patent number: 9412328
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of controls for heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning systems. In an exemplary embodiment, a control for a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning system includes an alphanumeric display and one or more input device. A processor of the control is configured to receive a user input through the input device(s), and in response to the user input, reorient a display of a message relative to the alphanumeric display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: David L. Vie, Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller
  • Publication number: 20160122077
    Abstract: The present application discloses a pallet truck backrest assembly for handling half-size pallets. A first half-size pallet support is pivotally coupled to a backrest of the backrest assembly at a first height and a second half-size pallet support is pivotally coupled to the backrest at a second height with the second height being less than the first height. The half-size pallet supports pivot between first positions against the backrest and second positions extending over the forks of the pallet truck to accommodate half-size pallets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Moran, Brad A. Halbert, David A. Hickman
  • Publication number: 20150380860
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, wiring harness assemblies for electrical equipment and related methods are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a wiring harness assembly for electrical equipment generally includes a first connector configured for connecting to a wiring harness, a second connector configured for mounting to a panel, and one or more conductors connecting the first connector with the second connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller, David L. Vie
  • Publication number: 20150187050
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of controls for heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning systems. In an exemplary embodiment, a control for a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning system includes an alphanumeric display and one or more input device. A processor of the control is configured to receive a user input through the input device(s), and in response to the user input, reorient a display of a message relative to the alphanumeric display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: David L. Vie, Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller
  • Patent number: 7396925
    Abstract: A solid phase synthetic method is disclosed in which the usual solid phase synthetic steps are carried out and the spent solid phase support is reacted to form a volatilizable compound upon cleavage of the reaction product from the solid phase support. The cleaved product is then separated from the volatile compound by volatilization of that compound. Exemplary solid supports that form a volatilizable compound are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Mixture Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeanick H. Pascal, Michael J. Moran, Richard A. Houghten