Patents by Inventor Michael James

Michael James 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: 20240066741
    Abstract: A cutting device for cutting a pipe having a pipe wall. The cutting device includes an elongate carrier having a tool end which is engageable with a power tool and an opposed free end. The device includes a guide wheel located at the free end of the carrier which is loosely mounted thereon for rotation relative thereto, having a bearing surface extending parallel to a longitudinal axis of the carrier. The device also includes a cutting element having a peripheral cutting edge which is located adjacent to the guide wheel being positioned intermediate the guide wheel and the tool end. The cutting element is of greater transverse dimension than the guide wheel so that when the bearing surface bears against an internal surface of the pipe the distance between the cutting edge of the cutting element and the bearing surface enables the cutting element to cut through the pipe wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Frelk Industries Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Fraser Thomas O'Keefe, Andrew Loch, William McMinn, Michael James Elkington
  • Publication number: 20240066259
    Abstract: A patient interface comprises a plenum chamber and a valve, or a plurality of valves. Each valve is in fluid communication with the plenum chamber. Each valve comprises a valve member and a valve seat portion. The valve member is biased away from the seat portion and is configured to close when a pressure within the plenum chamber exceeds a predetermined valve closing pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Michael James DENT, Ting Lee TEH
  • Publication number: 20240065836
    Abstract: Components for valve treatment systems are disclosed. Valve treatment systems can include a delivery system for an implantable device. The delivery system can include one or more of clasp control components slidably disposed on a catheter handle, a control element for opening and closing the implantable device, a catheter assembly with features to reduce friction with another catheter assembly, grips for attaching catheter assemblies to clamps, catheter assemblies with features that stiffen or provide variable stiffness, and catheter assemblies with one or more steering control lumens incorporated into a reinforcement layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Michael J. Popp, Nicolas Schleiger, Kevin Gantz, George Lee Matlock, Aric Daniel Stone, Eric Robert Dixon, Charles Henry Bloodworth, IV, Gregory Scott Tyler, II, Asher L. Metchik, Robert Bowes, Waina Michelle Chu, Zachary James Zira, Steven Park
  • Patent number: 11912945
    Abstract: A multi-stage process for transforming a high sulfur ISO 8217 compliant Feedstock Heavy Marine Fuel Oil involving a core desulfurizing process that produces a Product Heavy Marine Fuel Oil that can be used as a feedstock for subsequent refinery process such as anode grade coking, needle coking and fluid catalytic cracking. The Product Heavy Marine Fuel Oil exhibits multiple properties desirable as a feedstock for those processes including a sulfur level has a maximum sulfur content (ISO 14596 or ISO 8754) between the range of 0.05 mass % to 1.0 mass. A process plant for conducting the process is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Magēmā Technology LLC
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Moore, Bertrand Ray Klussmann, Carter James White
  • Patent number: 11912292
    Abstract: The technology relates to partially redundant equipment architectures for vehicles able to operate in an autonomous driving mode. Aspects of the technology employ fallback configurations, such as two or more fallback sensor configurations that provide some minimum amount of field of view (FOV) around the vehicle. For instance, different sensor arrangements are logically associated with different operating domains of the vehicle. Fallback configurations for computing resources and/or power resources are also provided. Each fallback configuration may have different reasons for being triggered, and may result in different types of fallback modes of operation. Triggering conditions may relate, e.g., to a type of failure, fault or other reduction in component capability, the current driving mode, environmental conditions in the vicinity of vehicle or along a planned route, or other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Emily Chi, Ryan Joseph Andrade, Andreas Wendel, Michael James, Christian Lauterbach, Etai Bruhis, Christopher Kennedy Ludwick, Alexander Zbrozek, Pieter Kapsenberg, Zhuyuan Liu, Daniel Rosenband
  • Patent number: 11911729
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed ion-exchange systems and devices that include composite ion-exchange membranes having 3D printed spacers on them. These 3D printed spacers can drastically reduce the total intermembrane spacing within the system/device while maintaining a reliable sealing surface around the exterior border of the membrane. By adding the spacers directly to the membrane using additive manufacturing, the amount of material used can be reduced without adversely impacting the manufacturability of the composite membrane as well as allow for complex spacer geometries that can reduce the restrictions to flow resulting in less pressure drop associated with the flow in the active area of the membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Ethan L. Demeter, Michael James Connor, Jr., Chad Unrau, Brian M. McDonald
  • Patent number: 11914322
    Abstract: An assembly for an electrophotographic image forming device includes a drive coupler movable along an axial direction between a retracted position and an extended position. In the retracted position the drive coupler is disengaged from a drive interface of a first replaceable unit when the first replaceable unit is installed in the image forming device. In the extended position the drive coupler is engaged with the drive interface of the first replaceable unit when the first replaceable unit is installed in the image forming device for providing a rotational force to the drive interface of the first replaceable unit. A lever is operatively connected to the drive coupler such that the lever causes the drive coupler to move from the retracted position to the extended position upon the lever receiving an actuation force from insertion of a second replaceable unit that is toward the drive coupler along the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley Charles Gould, II, Michael James Shanor
  • Patent number: 11914437
    Abstract: A computing device cooling system includes a chassis including chassis surface(s). The chassis houses component(s), chassis surface temperature sensor(s) configured to report a chassis surface temperature associated with the chassis surface(s), component temperature sensor(s) configured to report a component temperature associated with the component(s); a first fan system configured to generate a component cooling airflow that reduces the component temperature of the component(s), and a second fan system configured to generate a chassis surface cooling airflow that reduces the chassis surface temperature of the chassis surface(s). A fan control system is coupled to the chassis surface temperature sensor(s), the component temperature sensor(s), the first fan system, and the second fan system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Michael James Pescetto, Jacob Vick, Philip Joseph Grossmann, Travis C. North
  • Publication number: 20240065113
    Abstract: Methods of forming semiconductor-superconductor hybrid devices with a horizontally-confined channel are described. An example method includes forming a first isolated semiconductor heterostructure and a second isolated semiconductor heterostructure. The method further includes forming a left gate adjacent to a first side of each of the first isolated semiconductor heterostructure and the second isolated semiconductor heterostructure. The method further includes forming a right gate adjacent to a second side, opposite to the first side, of each of the first isolated semiconductor heterostructure and the second isolated semiconductor heterostructure, where a top surface of each of the left gate and the right gate is offset vertically from a selected surface of each of the first isolated semiconductor heterostructure and the second isolated semiconductor heterostructure by a predetermined offset amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Geoffrey Charles GARDNER, Sergei Vyatcheslavovich GRONIN, Flavio GRIGGIO, Raymond Leonard KALLAHER, Noah Seth CLAY, Michael James MANFRA
  • Publication number: 20240053547
    Abstract: A factory processed and assembled optical fiber arrangement is configured to pass through tight, tortuous spaces when routed to a demarcation point. A connector housing attaches to the optical fiber arrangement at the demarcation point (or after leaving the tight, tortuous spaces) to form a connectorized end of the optical fiber. A fiber tip is protected before leaving the factory until connection is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Ponharith NHEP, Michael James OTT
  • Publication number: 20240051960
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds that stabilize immunoglobulin light chains, and pharmaceutically acceptable derivatives thereof. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds and methods of using the compounds for treating a subject with light chain amyloidosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Richard F. Labaudiniere, Bradley Dean Tait, Hank Michael James Petrassi
  • Publication number: 20240050860
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable most valuable players (MVPs) of a gameplay session to play a bonus gameplay session where other players (non-MVP players) participate as player-spectators in online video games and, through a collective voting mechanism or through active interaction, determine the occurrence of certain events or contents of the bonus gameplay in real time. In this manner, non-MVP players are able to directly affect the course of the bonus gameplay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Jason Lin, Paul Derek Yan, Michael James Stout, Daniel Neil, Brian Thomas Fricks
  • Publication number: 20240051931
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to chromane compounds, chromane compounds demonstrating HDAC inhibition, and pharmaceutical compositions thereof. Additional embodiments include methods of using the chromane compounds. For example, the disclosure includes methods of inhibiting histone acetylation in a cell, comprising contacting the cell with a chromane compound of the disclosure. Additional embodiments include methods of treating a disease capable of treatment by inhibition of histone acetylation in a patient in need thereof, comprising administering a chromane compound of the disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: University of Pittsburgh - Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Peter Wipf, Donna M. Huryn, Matthew G. LaPorte, Leila Terrab, Michael James Houghton, Andrea Topacio, Taber Sarah Maskrey, Tyler Kristufek, Uygar Sozer, Desirae Lynn Crocker, Sipak Joyasawal, Alyssa Thornton, Shikha Singh Chauhan, Mary Liang, Prema Iyer, Jagannath Panda
  • Publication number: 20240054849
    Abstract: A self-service kiosk includes a housing and an imaging device in a key fob receptacle in the housing. The imaging device captures an image of a master key fob placed in the receptacle. The kiosk includes a key fob dispenser having a dispensing slot to receive a duplicated key fob and a dispensing mechanism to dispense the duplicated key fob into the dispensing slot. The kiosk also includes a processor that receives an image from the imaging device, and detects a presence of the master key fob in the key fob receptacle based on an analysis of the received image. Upon detecting the presence of the master key fob, the processor reads codes stored on the master key fob, writes the codes on a blank key fob to generate the duplicated key fob, and causes the dispensing mechanism to dispense the duplicated key fob in the dispensing slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: THE HILLMAN GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Byron Keith GRICE, Michael Kenneth HART, Michael James SCHMIDT, Brian David ROSNER, Ari BENNETT, Robert FOORD, Bryan Keith SOLACE
  • Publication number: 20240051670
    Abstract: An aircraft equipped with a distributed fan propulsion system and methods of operating such aircraft are provided. In one aspect, an aircraft includes a wing having a top surface and a bottom surface. The aircraft also has a distributed propulsion system that includes a suction fan array having one or more fans mounted to the wing and a pressure fan array having one or more fans mounted to the wing. The fans of the suction fan array are each positioned primarily above the top surface of the wing and the fans of the pressure fan array are each positioned primarily below the bottom surface of the wing. The fans of the suction fan array are controllable independent of the fans of the pressure fan array so that the air pressure above and/or below the wing can be locally controlled, allowing for adjustment of lift on the wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Brendan Michael Freely, Kurt David Murrow, Michael James McMahon, Andrew Breeze-Stringfellow
  • Publication number: 20240056619
    Abstract: The present application describes platform containing a dynamic multilayered media structure which is generated by aggregation of media pieces into a plurality of media layers. The platform allows users to interact with media layers of the dynamic multilayered media structure independently of one another. The platform further provides for a dynamic, customized media channel lineup and a user account that allows individual media pieces within the dynamic multilayered media structure to play across separate devices that are linked to the account. The user account allows for inputs including real-time controls over the media, interaction, preferences, adding additional media content, editing media into a condensed form, and curation options with the dynamic multilayered media structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventor: Michael James FIORENTINO
  • Patent number: 11902288
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to creating and administering artificial reality collaborative working environments and providing interaction modes for them. An XR work system can provide and control such artificial reality collaborative working environments to enable, for example, A) links between real-world surfaces and XR surfaces; B) links between multiple real-world areas to XR areas with dedicated functionality; C) maintaining access, while inside the artificial reality working environment, to real-world work tools such as the user's computer screen and keyboard; D) various hand and controller modes for different interaction and collaboration modalities; E) use-based, multi-desk collaborative room configurations; and F) context-based auto population of users and content items into the artificial reality working environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael James Lebeau, Manuel Ricardo Freire Santos, Aleksejs Anpilogovs, Alexander Sorkine Hornung, Björn Wanbo, Connor Treacy, Fangwei Lee, Federico Ruiz, Jonathan Mallinson, Jonathan Richard Mayoh, Marcus Tanner, Panya Inversin, Sarthak Ray, Sheng Shen, William Arthur Hugh Steptoe, Alessia Marra, Gioacchino Noris, Derrick Readinger, Jeffrey Wai-King Lock, Jeffrey Witthuhn, Jennifer Lynn Spurlock, Larissa Heike Laich, Javier Alejandro Sierra Santos
  • Publication number: 20240046581
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for dynamic interaction with an augmented reality environment. In some embodiments, the systems and methods are directed at dynamically interacting with machinery within the augmented reality environment via an augmented reality device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Alexander MASCARIN, Stephan Peralta, Andrea Tuzi, Matthew David Presta, Michael James Presta
  • Patent number: D1014792
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Brian J. Burkes, James Eric Brinton, Steve Roy Kastner, Shaynus Dawn Spoone, Michael James Waters
  • Patent number: D1016196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Selkirk Sport, LLC
    Inventors: Robert James Barnes, James Francis Barnes, Michael James Barnes