Patents by Inventor Michael J. Weiss

Michael J. Weiss 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: 20200240025
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to various configurations of electrochemical oxidation, chlorine oxidation, oxychlorination, chlorination, and epoxidation reactions to form propylene oxide or ethylene oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Thomas Albrecht, Gal Mariansky
  • Publication number: 20200172152
    Abstract: A rack bar blank for a steering system includes a first region having a first diameter. The rack bar blank also includes a second region having a second diameter that is greater than the first diameter prior to formation of teeth on the second region and a ball screw thread on the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Augustine, Kevin P. Douglas, Gary V. Weiss, William H. Georges
  • Publication number: 20200115809
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems related to use of one or more lanthanide halides in an electrochemical oxidation of metal halide in anolyte where the metal ion is oxidized from lower oxidation state to higher oxidation state at an anode; and then further use of the one or more lanthanide halides and the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state in a halogenation reaction of an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon to form one or more products comprising halohydrocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Margarete K Leclerc, Emily A Cole, Thomas A Albrecht, Michael Kostowskyj, Ryan J Gilliam, Michael J Weiss, Kyle Self
  • Patent number: 10619254
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to various configurations of electrochemical oxidation, chlorine oxidation, oxychlorination, chlorination, and epoxidation reactions to form propylene oxide or ethylene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Thomas Albrecht, Gal Mariansky
  • Publication number: 20200053542
    Abstract: A method for communicating among responders from a plurality of responder agencies includes determining that responders from two responder agencies are located at an event or location. Each of the responders from the two responder agencies has a computing device that is configured to communicate with the other computing device of the responders. Authorization is received from the two responder agencies to permit direct communication between responders from the two responder agencies. A communication link is established between the computing devices of the responders of the two responder agencies in response to determining that the responders from the two responder agencies are located at the event or location and in response to receiving the authorization. The communication link permits direct communication between the responders of the two responder agencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. BOHLANDER, Raymond T. FORTNA, Anthony G. HUANG, Jeffrey P. JOLMA, Julianne C. WEISS, Aerianna K. DELUCA
  • Patent number: 10556848
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems related to use of one or more lanthanide halides in an electrochemical oxidation of metal halide in anolyte where the metal ion is oxidized from lower oxidation state to higher oxidation state at an anode; and then further use of the one or more lanthanide halides and the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state in a halogenation reaction of an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon to form one or more products comprising halohydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Margarete K Leclerc, Emily A Cole, Thomas A Albrecht, Michael Kostowskyj, Ryan J Gilliam, Michael J Weiss, Kyle Self
  • Patent number: 10546417
    Abstract: A system and method of estimating the body shape of an individual from input data such as images or range maps. The body may appear in one or more poses captured at different times and a consistent body shape is computed for all poses. The body may appearin minimal tight-fitting clothing or in normal clothing wherein the described method produces an estimate of the body shape under the clothing. Clothed or bare regions of the body are detected via image classification and the fitting method is adapted to treat each region differently. Body shapes are represented parametrically and are matched to other bodies based on shape similarity and other features. Standard measurements are extracted using parametric or non-parametric functions of body shape. The system components support many applications in body scanning, advertising, social networking, collaborative filtering and Internet clothing shopping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BROWN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael J. Black, Alexandru O. Balan, Alexander W. Weiss, Leonid Sigal, Matthew M. Loper, Timothy S. St. Clair
  • Publication number: 20190385381
    Abstract: Disclosed are computer-readable devices, systems and methods for generating a model of a clothed body. The method includes generating a model of an unclothed human body, the model capturing a shape or a pose of the unclothed human body, determining two-dimensional contours associated with the model, and computing deformations by aligning a contour of a clothed human body with a contour of the unclothed human body. Based on the two-dimensional contours and the deformations, the method includes generating a first two-dimensional model of the unclothed human body, the first two-dimensional model factoring the deformations of the unclothed human body into one or more of a shape variation component, a viewpoint change, and a pose variation and learning an eigen-clothing model using principal component analysis applied to the deformations, wherein the eigen-clothing model classifies different types of clothing, to yield a second two-dimensional model of a clothed human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Black, Oren Freifeld, Alexander W. Weiss, Matthew M. Loper, Peng Guan
  • Patent number: 10477375
    Abstract: A method for communicating among responders from a plurality of responder agencies includes determining that responders from two responder agencies are located at an event or location. Each of the responders from the two responder agencies has a computing device that is configured to communicate with the other computing device of the responders. Authorization is received from the two responder agencies to permit direct communication between responders from the two responder agencies. A communication link is established between the computing devices of the responders of the two responder agencies in response to determining that the responders from the two responder agencies are located at the event or location and in response to receiving the authorization. The communication link permits direct communication between the responders of the two responder agencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Bohlander, Raymond T. Fortna, Anthony G. Huang, Jeffrey P. Jolma, Julianne C. Weiss, Aerianna K. Deluca
  • Publication number: 20190333267
    Abstract: A system and method of estimating the body shape of an individual from input data such as images or range maps. The body may appear in one or more poses captured at different times and a consistent body shape is computed for all poses. The body may appearin minimal tight-fitting clothing or in normal clothing wherein the described method produces an estimate of the body shape under the clothing. Clothed or bare regions of the body are detected via image classification and the fitting method is adapted to treat each region differently. Body shapes are represented parametrically and are matched to other bodies based on shape similarity and other features. Standard measurements are extracted using parametric or non-parametric functions of body shape. The system components support many applications in body scanning, advertising, social networking, collaborative filtering and Internet clothing shopping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. BLACK, Alexandru O. BALAN, Alexander W. Weiss, Leonid SIGAL, Matthew M. LOPER, Timothy S. ST. CLAIR
  • Patent number: 10457112
    Abstract: A configurable evaporator unit for a secondary heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system that provides conditioned air within a cabin portion of a vehicle is provided. The configurable evaporator unit includes an evaporator unit and a blower assembly disposed within a housing. The blower assembly houses an evaporator blower for directing conditioned air out of the configurable evaporator unit. The blower assembly includes a plurality of blower openings for directing conditioned air out of the blower assembly. The housing includes a plurality of housing openings. One or more of the plurality of housing openings is prevented from directing conditioned air out of the configurable evaporator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Thermo King Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasa Rao Koppineedi, Michael R. Weiss, Peter J. Loomis, Terrence Bray
  • Publication number: 20190284708
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with hydrogen gas, an unsaturated hydrocarbon, and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Kyle Self, Thomas A Albrecht, Ryan J. Gilliam
  • Publication number: 20190261154
    Abstract: A method for communicating among responders from a plurality of responder agencies includes determining that responders from two responder agencies are located at an event or location. Each of the responders from the two responder agencies has a computing device that is configured to communicate with the other computing device of the responders. Authorization is received from the two responder agencies to permit direct communication between responders from the two responder agencies. A communication link is established between the computing devices of the responders of the two responder agencies in response to determining that the responders from the two responder agencies are located at the event or location and in response to receiving the authorization. The communication link permits direct communication between the responders of the two responder agencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. BOHLANDER, Raymond T. FORTNA, Anthony G. HUANG, Jeffrey P. JOLMA, Julianne C. WEISS, Aerianna K. DELUCA
  • Patent number: 10388078
    Abstract: Disclosed are computer-readable devices, systems and methods for generating a model of a clothed body. The method includes generating a model of an unclothed human body, the model capturing a shape or a pose of the unclothed human body, determining two-dimensional contours associated with the model, and computing deformations by aligning a contour of a clothed human body with a contour of the unclothed human body. Based on the two-dimensional contours and the deformations, the method includes generating a first two-dimensional model of the unclothed human body, the first two-dimensional model factoring the deformations of the unclothed human body into one or more of a shape variation component, a viewpoint change, and a pose variation and learning an eigen-clothing model using principal component analysis applied to the deformations, wherein the eigen-clothing model classifies different types of clothing, to yield a second two-dimensional model of a clothed human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BROWN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael J. Black, Oren Freifeld, Alexander W. Weiss, Matthew M. Loper, Peng Guan
  • Publication number: 20190222972
    Abstract: Dispatch-aiding communications between computing devices of a responder and a dispatch unit include a computing device of the responder determining that an event occurred, automatically sending an indication of the event to a computing device of the dispatch unit, receiving a request for information from the computing device of the dispatch unit, obtaining the information requested by the computing device of the dispatch unit, and sending the information requested by the computing device of the dispatch unit to the computing device of the dispatch unit. The computing device of the dispatch unit sends the request for information to the computing device of the responder in response to receiving the indication of the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. BOHLANDER, Raymond T. FORTNA, Anthony G. HUANG, Jeffrey P. JOLMA, Julianne C. WEISS, Aerianna K. DELUCA
  • Publication number: 20190203365
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to electrochemically oxidizing metal halide with a metal ion in a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state; halogenating an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon with the metal halide with the metal ion in the higher oxidation state; and oxyhalogenating the metal halide with the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state in presence of an oxidant. In some embodiments, the oxyhalogenation is in series with the electrochemical oxidation, the electrochemical oxidation is in series with the oxyhalogenation, the oxyhalogenation is parallel to the electrochemical oxidation, and/or the oxyhalogenation is simultaneous with the halogenation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas A Albrecht, Ryan J Gilliam, Kyle Self, Michael Joseph Weiss
  • Patent number: 10339706
    Abstract: A system and method of estimating the body shape of an individual from input data such as images or range maps. The body may appear in one or more poses captured at different times and a consistent body shape is computed for all poses. The body may appear in minimal tight-fitting clothing or in normal clothing wherein the described method produces an estimate of the body shape under the clothing. Clothed or bare regions of the body are detected via image classification and the fitting method is adapted to treat each region differently. Body shapes are represented parametrically and are matched to other bodies based on shape similarity and other features. Standard measurements are extracted using parametric or non-parametric functions of body shape. The system components support many applications in body scanning, advertising, social networking, collaborative filtering and Internet clothing shopping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BROWN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael J. Black, Alexandru O. Balan, Alexander W. Weiss, Leonid Sigal, Matthew M. Loper, Timothy S. St. Clair
  • Patent number: 10321039
    Abstract: A method of automatic activation of a responder camera to begin capturing a video can be performed by a computing device. The computing device receives an indication of a location or an event. The computing device determines a geographic area associated with the location or event. The computing device receives a dispatch acknowledgement from a responder, where the dispatch acknowledgement indicates that the responder is at the geographic area or that the responder is en route to the geographic area. The computing device automatically sends a camera activation signal to a responder camera associated with the responder in response to receiving the dispatch acknowledgement from the responder. The responder camera is configured to begin capturing a video in response to receiving the camera activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TASER International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Bohlander, Raymond T. Fortna, Anthony G. Huang, Jeffrey P. Jolma, Julianne C. Weiss, Aerianna K. Deluca
  • Patent number: 10287223
    Abstract: There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with an unsaturated hydrocarbon and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products. Separation and/or purification of the products as well as of the metal ions in the lower oxidation state and the higher oxidation state, is provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Weiss, Ryan J Gilliam, Kyle Self, Gal Mariansky, Margarete K Leclerc, Riyaz Mohammed Shipchandler, Jacob Nagar
  • Patent number: D877871
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: THERMO KING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srinivasa Rao Koppineedi, Michael R. Weiss, Michael James Vanous, Peter J. Loomis, Terrence Bray