Patents by Inventor Michael J. Russell

Michael J. Russell 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: 7898408
    Abstract: The surveillance system includes a remote monitoring station, at least one mobile radio (e.g. a handheld radio), and one or more deployable sensors each for unattended surveillance to transmit a detection signal in response to a detected activity. A deployable gateway surveillance node includes a controller and at least one wireless transceiver cooperating therewith to transmit a notification to the remote monitoring station based upon a received detection signal, and determine and transmit a voice-message status report, based upon the received detection signal, to the at least one mobile radio identifying the deployable gateway surveillance node and corresponding deployable sensor for the received detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Russell, David C. Swan, Paul Voglewede, Robert A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20100109863
    Abstract: The surveillance system includes a remote monitoring station, at least one mobile radio (e.g. a handheld radio), and one or more deployable sensors each for unattended surveillance to transmit a detection signal in response to a detected activity. A deployable gateway surveillance node includes a controller and at least one wireless transceiver cooperating therewith to transmit a notification to the remote monitoring station based upon a received detection signal, and determine and transmit a voice-message status report, based upon the received detection signal, to the at least one mobile radio identifying the deployable gateway surveillance node and corresponding deployable sensor for the received detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Russell, David C. Swan, Paul Voglewede, Robert A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7656288
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for improved data communications within a remote sensor system. The system includes a control center node. The control center is adapted to receive data, process the data based at least in part on a rule, and notify a user when the rule is satisfied. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method for improved data communications within a remote sensor system. The method includes detecting an event, generating data based at least in part on the event, processing the data based at least in part on a rule, and notifying a user when the rule is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Todd William Joslin, Scott J. Cloutier, Paul Edward Voglewede, Robert A. Johnson, Michael Doser, Michael J. Russell
  • Publication number: 20090280199
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for preconditioning, providing neuroprotection to, and/or enhancing the neural recovery of an individual. The compositions include pomegranate extract, blueberry extract, curcumin and/or magnesium citrate, and Omega 3 fatty acids. The compositions can be used in beverages or food products. In preferred embodiments, the compositions are a component of an aqueous beverage, i.e. an energy, sports, or soft drink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: AAKEN LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. Russell
  • Publication number: 20080312716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electrode assemblies, neurostimulation systems and methods for implanting and using same. In exemplary embodiments, the electrode includes a body having a conductive contact surface dimensioned and configured to contact a patient's skull; and an electrode head associated with the body. The electrode head is sized for subcutaneous positioning adjacent the subject's skull, and the electrode body is of a length and configured such that the electrode body extends at least partially through the patient's skull but does not contact the patient's dura mater. As these electrodes need not directly contact the brain nor penetrate the dura mater to be effective in neurostimulatory applications, they avoid many of the disadvantages, e.g. increased risk of infection and invasive implantation procedures, associated with conventional electrode design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Michael J. Russell
  • Publication number: 20080270581
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are architectures and related processes and communication tools for enabling secure information sharing and post-merger integration planning during the regulatory review period of mergers and acquisitions. The disclosed embodiments include a secure information sharing architecture and related communication processes and tools for facilitating data flow from companies involved in a merger transaction into a quarantined center of a secure information sharing architecture while ensuring that information integrity is maintained in compliance with regulatory restrictions, and automated tools for allowing users to track and view the status of communications into and out of the quarantined center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Kristin L. Ficery, Meng Yen Ti, Karen Lindgren, David Goldson, Michael J. Russell, Andrew Zimmerman, Tera McCallum, P. Christopher Bosco
  • Publication number: 20080208649
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are architectures and related processes and tools for enabling secure information sharing during the regulatory review period of mergers and acquisitions. A secure information sharing architecture and related processes and tools is provided that facilitates data gathering and information organizing to accelerate the post merger integration process for companies involved in a merger transaction while ensuring that information integrity is maintained in compliance with regulatory restrictions. Embodiments of the invention permit a mirrored approach to integration research and planning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Kristin L. Ficery, Meng Yen Ti, Karen Lindgren, David Goldson, Michael J. Russell, Andrew Zimmerman, Tera McCallum, P. Christopher Bosco
  • Publication number: 20080106404
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for improved data communications within a remote sensor system. The system includes a control center node. The control center is adapted to receive data, process the data based at least in part on a rule, and notify a user when the rule is satisfied. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method for improved data communications within a remote sensor system. The method includes detecting an event, generating data based at least in part on the event, processing the data based at least in part on a rule, and notifying a user when the rule is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Todd William Joslin, Scott J. Cloutier, Paul Edward Voglewede, Robert A. Johnson, Michael Doser, Michael J. Russell
  • Publication number: 20080109091
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for improved data communications within a remote sensor system. The system includes a sensor node. The sensor node is adapted to generate data based at least in part on a detected event. The sensor node is adapted to communicate the data based at least in part on a rule. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method for improved data communications within a remote sensor system. The method includes detecting an event, generating data based at least in part on the event, processing the data based at least in part on a rule, and communicating the data when the rule satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Todd William Joslin, Scott J. Cloutier, Paul Edward Voglewede, Robert A. Johnson, Michael Doser, Michael J. Russell
  • Patent number: 6892086
    Abstract: A medical electrode designed to prevent the passage of harmful electric current to a patient, thereby preventing tissue damage and electrocution. In the preferred embodiment, the inventive medical electrode is comprised of a proximal end, a distal end, a conductive lead connecting the proximal and distal ends, and a fuse located upon the medical electrode for preventing the passage of harmful electric current to a patient. For additional protection from induction current, the preferred location of the fuse is aft of the conductive lead element of the electrode. While a fuse is used in the preferred embodiment, the fuse could be replaced with a diode or a circuit breaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Inventor: Michael J. Russell
  • Patent number: 6574118
    Abstract: A method for installing a printed circuit board assembly on a disk drive base plate is disclosed, as well as the corresponding structure used for this installation. Generally, the printed circuit board assembly includes a pair of bosses that are each disposed within a corresponding concave slot on the base plate. When installing the printed circuit board assembly, the bosses are disposed within their corresponding slot while the printed circuit is disposed at an angle relative to the base plate. Thereafter, the printed circuit board assembly is pivoted toward and into interfacing relation with the base plate at least generally about the bosses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Maxtor Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Russell, Herbert Ross Chessman, Gale D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6545214
    Abstract: A device to permit upgrading of a building's utilities, as well as the addition thereto, such as but not limited to phone, tv, and electrical supply, to be inserted into new or preexisting sheet rock, or above or below the sheet rock to blend into the crown molding or baseboard as may be present. The device has a base frame to be attached to the studs in a cutout in the sheet rock, and which is sized in elevation to receive standard electrical boxes, and sized in width to preferably fit between adjacent studs, such as but not limited to 16 and 24 inches on center. A cover member element, has one edge located spline or a pair of spaced splines, each of which present matingly engages a respective slot formed in and extending forwardly on the base frame. In those areas along the length of the base frame occupied by utility boxes with components disposed therein, such components are covered over by standard electrical box cover plates which are attached in conventional fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventors: Michael J. Russell, Katherine H. Russell
  • Publication number: 20030013948
    Abstract: A medical electrode designed to prevent the passage of harmful electric current to a patient, thereby preventing tissue damage and electrocution. In the preferred embodiment, the inventive medical electrode is comprised of a proximal end, a distal end, a conductive lead connecting the proximal and distal ends, and a fuse located upon the medical electrode for preventing the passage of harmful electric current to a patient. For additional protection from induction current, the preferred location of the fuse is aft of the conductive lead element of the electrode. While a fuse is used in the preferred embodiment, the fuse could be replaced with a diode or a circuit breaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventor: Michael J. Russell
  • Publication number: 20030014045
    Abstract: A medical electrode designed to prevent the passage of harmful electric current to a patient, thereby preventing tissue damage and electrocution. In the preferred embodiment, the inventive medical electrode is comprised of a proximal end, a distal end, a conductive lead connecting the proximal and distal ends, and a fuse located upon the medical electrode for preventing the passage of harmful electric current to a patient. For additional protection from induction current, the preferred location of the fuse is aft of the conductive lead element of the electrode. While a fuse is used in the preferred embodiment, the fuse could be replaced with a diode or a circuit breaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventor: Michael J. Russell
  • Publication number: 20020144833
    Abstract: A device to permit upgrading of a building's utilities, as well as the addition thereto, such as but not limited to phone, tv, and electrical supply, to be inserted into new or preexisting sheet rock, or above or below the sheet rock to blend into the crown molding or baseboard as may be present. The device comprises a base frame to be attached to the studs in a cutout in the sheet rock, sized in elevation to receive standard electrical boxes, and sized in width to preferably fit between adjacent studs, such as but not limited to 16 and 24 inches on center. A cover member element, having edge located one spline or a pair of spaced splines, each of which present matingly engages a respective slot formed in and extending forwardly on the base frame. In those areas along the length of the base frame occupied by utility boxes with components disposed therein, such components are covered over by standard electrical box cover plates which are attached in conventional fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: Michael J. Russell, Katherine H. Russell
  • Patent number: 5913280
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and towing bridles, are provided to increase spread width, streamer separation, and number in marine seismic data acquisition. The invention is applicable for towing seismic equipment behind a marine seismic data equipment handling vessel along a data acquisition path, the system comprising: a deflector attached to a deflector line; an equipment handling vessel attached to the deflector; a deflector line pulling vessel attached to the deflector line; and the marine seismic data equipment attached to the deflector line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Petroleum Geo-Services (US), Inc.
    Inventors: Einar Nielsen, Michael J. Russell
  • Patent number: 5835450
    Abstract: A system for transmitting signals between a plurality of towed sensor streamers and a seismic vessel, the system comprising: a plurality of seismic streamers, wherein each streamer of the plurality of seismic streamers comprises: a leading end, a trailing end, a plurality of sensors located therein and a transmitter of seismic signals received by the plurality of sensors to a terminal located in the leading end of the streamer; at least one spreader located between the leading ends of two streamers of the plurality of seismic streamers, the spreader comprising: connectors for connection to the terminals of the streamers, a spreader terminal, and a spreader transmitter of signals between the connectors and the spreader terminal; a lead-in having a lead-in connector for connecting to the spreader terminal and a transmitter of signals between the lead-in connector and the seismic vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: PGS Exploration AS
    Inventor: Michael J. Russell
  • Patent number: 4713800
    Abstract: A seismic air gun has a passage between the stem of its shuttle and a baffle, whereby ambient pressure can reach the back of the operating piston. The gun is fired by dumping a small quantity of pressure air from the operating chamber via a solenoid valve to the ambient surroundings. The firing seal is a lip seal. The shuttle is of unitary construction, while the baffle is diametrically split.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Geotech Engineering
    Inventor: Michael J. Russell