Patents by Inventor Michael Jenning

Michael Jenning 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: 20200175453
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for generating for each company in a set of companies a rating score that represents the desirability of employment with the company. The rating score for each company is derived by analyzing the member profiles of members of an online system to identify employee transitions between companies over certain time periods. At the beginning of a first time period, each company is assigned a baseline score. Each transition represents an employee departure (loss), for one company, and an employee hire (win), for the other company. With each transition by an employee to/from a company, the rating score of the impacted companies are adjusted—increased for a win, decreased for a loss—in some proportion that is relative to the current rating scores of the impacted companies. Accordingly, company A hires an employee from Company B, the rating scores of companies A and. B will impact the level of the adjustment that is made to their respective rating scores as a result of the transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Sebastian Predescu, Blake Henderson, Michael Booz, Juanyan Li, Joseph Kelly, Michael Jennings
  • Patent number: 10657519
    Abstract: A device may perform a first authentication operation, associated with a contactless media device, using a first key. The first key may permit a security mode of the contactless media device to be modified. The device may cause the contactless media device to set the security mode to a first security mode that causes the contactless media device to secure at least one transmission from the contactless media device. The device may perform a second authentication operation, associated with the contactless media device, using a second key that permits information to be read from or written to the contactless media device. The device may read first secured information from or write second secured information to the contactless media device. The first secured information or the second secured information may be secured based on the security mode of the contactless media device being set to the first security mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Avishek Somani, Sunil Raina, Michael Jennings
  • Patent number: 10650864
    Abstract: Described are electronic hard disk drives that are made to include: a base; a cover; interior components such as a stack of magnetic recording disks, reading and recording heads, electronics to read and record and to transfer data to and from an external electronic device; and a cover support at the interior of the device to inhibit movement of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Gordon A. Harwood, Hany Michael Gross, David J. Jennings, Stanislaw Dobosz
  • Patent number: 10616691
    Abstract: A microphone circuit having an amplifier with an input operably coupled to a microphone motor also includes a low pass filter operably coupled to the output of the amplifier and a positive feedback network that operably couples to an output of the low-pass filter and to the amplifier input. For many useful application settings the aforementioned amplifier has unity gain while the positive feedback network has a fractional gain less than unity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Knowles Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Badillo, Michael Jennings
  • Publication number: 20200005204
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for determining the employment type of online-service members and the generation of employment reports. One method includes training a machine learning program (MLP) for categorizing employment type, for title and company, as field or full-time-corporate. The full-time-corporate category is for full-time corporate employees. For each employee title in a first company, the method includes accessing data for members of an online service having the title and employed by the first company, and determining, by the trained MLP, the employment type for the title and the first company based on the accessed data. Further, the method includes operations for providing a user interface for generating an employment report for the first company, the user interface including one or more options for filtering data based on the employment type, and for presenting the employment report on the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hitesh Kumar, Michael Jennings, Xin Xia, David Golland, Daniel Francis, Ted Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20190352418
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to CD73 (e.g., human CD73) and antagonize CD73 function. Also provided are anti-CD73 antibodies that further comprise a TGF?-binding moiety or a VEGF-binding moiety. The instant disclosure additionally provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors and host cells for making these antibodies, and methods of treating a subject using these antibodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Stuart Wilson, Jeremy Dale Waight, Shawn Michael Jennings, Olga Ignatovich, Emmanuel Cyrille Pascal Briend, Benjamin Maxime Morin, Oliver Schon, Spencer Campbell
  • Patent number: 10345209
    Abstract: A fusion bead testing device is provided for testing the strength of a fusion bead removed from a pipe joint. The testing device comprises a first pressing means for exerting a force against the fusion bead. If the fusion bead splits as a result of the applied force then the fusion bead fails a quality control test and the fusion bead and consequently the pipe joint from which the bead was removed are deemed too weak. The fusion bead testing apparatus comprises an automatic split detection device for detecting a split in the bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CONTROLPOINT LTD
    Inventors: Eric Bridgstock, Michael Bailey, Andrew Walker, Christopher Jordan, Philip Jennings
  • Publication number: 20190176170
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a shower assembly in which a handheld shower is removably coupled to a showerhead, where the showerhead has a holder configured to retain the handheld shower. The handheld shower can be inserted into the holder in different ways, while the handheld shower can be removed by first pivoting the handheld shower within the recess followed by extraction from the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: David Lee, ShengJun Du, Lei Wang, ShengChao Dai, ZhaoYi Zhuo, Martin Jennings Kimbell, Michael Alan Miller
  • Patent number: 10314912
    Abstract: Described herein are coating compositions for consumer and/or medical products. The coating compositions can be used to confer desirable properties to the consumer and/or medical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ariste Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Jennings, Jonathan McCanless, Brian Best, Timothy Fabian, Michael Cole
  • Publication number: 20190102725
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for determining employment start dates for members of a social network that have not indicated their employment start date in their profiles to generate employment market reports. One method includes an operation for receiving a request to infer a member start date for a member with an unknown member start date at a company. A distribution over time of known member start dates is determined for members of the social network with a known employment start date at the company, and a time interval is identified defining the boundaries for the member start date. A cohort group is selected from several cohort groups, that include members with known member start dates having a same cohort feature value as the member. A start-date probability distribution is determined based on the distribution of the known member start dates, the cohort group, and the time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Xin Xia, Michael Jennings, Ted Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20190102710
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for generating company-comparison reports based on a company ranking for hiring and retaining employees. One method includes an operation for determining transitions of users of a social network based on their profiles. Each transition comprises a change of employment from a source to a destination company. A transition graph is created, for a group of companies, including a node for each company and links between the nodes. Each link comprises a number of employees that transitioned from the source to the destination company. A weight, calculated for each link in the transition graph, is based on a number of employees of the destination company and a number of users transitioning between companies (both directions). A company score is calculated for each company based on the transition graph and the weights of the links. A report based on the company scores is then presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Sebastian Predescu, Jeremy Lwanga, Michael Jennings, Ted Tomlinson, Ching-Hui Hsu
  • Publication number: 20190102720
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for analyzing and generating employee-mobility information. One method includes an operation for determining transitions of users of a social network based on user profiles. Each transition includes a change of employment. Further, the method includes creating a member table based on the determined transitions and the user profiles. The member table includes fields for a company identifier and a previous company identifier, where the previous company identifier indicates a transition from the source company that is associated with the previous company identifier to the destination company that is associated with the company identifier. The method further includes operations for providing a user interface for receiving user input to create a report based on the determined transitions, accessing the member table to generate report data based on the received user input, and for causing presentation of the report based on the report data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Jennings, Timothy Vergara Santos, Ted Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20190102724
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for generating custom hiring metrics based on configurable filters to assist in a company's recruiting efforts. One method includes an operation for determining job metrics, for a global pool of users, that are based on job-post communications received by the global pool. The method further includes operations for receiving filters for generating a report, and for identifying a talent pool based on the filters, which are applied to the global pool based on user profile data. A talent-pool metric is determined based on the job-post communications received by the talent pool, and a hiring demand index (HDI) is determined based on the talent-pool metric and the job metrics for the global pool of users, where the HDI provides a degree of difficulty for hiring users from the talent pool. Further, the report including the HDI for the talent pool is presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Foss, Michael Jennings, Dan Francis, Edward Knox, Ted Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 10164277
    Abstract: A reformer unit and high temperature, pressure, or both variable orifice flow controller is provided. The reformer unit may have a reforming section, a heat exchanging section, and a bypass section. The bypass section provides a flow path for the hydrocarbon-containing fuel around the reforming section and has a variable orifice flow controller positioned in the bypassing flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG FUEL CELL SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Michael Jennings, Kevin Hufton
  • Patent number: 10158135
    Abstract: A reforming unit for a fuel cell system is provided. The reforming unit may comprise a reforming section, a heat exchanging section and a bypass plenum. The reforming section reforms a hydrocarbon containing fuel. The heat exchanging section effects a heat transfer between a fluid flowing therethrough and the fluid flowing through the reforming section, the bypass plenum, or both. The bypass plenum provides a flowpath for the hydrocarbon-containing fuel to bypass the reforming section. The bypass plenum may comprise a flow restrictor in the outlet of the bypass plenum to control the amount of fluid communication between the outlet of the bypass plenum and the outlet of the reforming section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG FUEL CELL SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Michael Jennings, Kevin Hufton
  • Publication number: 20180332404
    Abstract: A microphone circuit having an amplifier with an input operably coupled to a microphone motor also includes a low pass filter operably coupled to the output of the amplifier and a positive feedback network that operably couples to an output of the low-pass filter and to the amplifier input. For many useful application settings the aforementioned amplifier has unity gain while the positive feedback network has a fractional gain less than unity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Dean BADILLO, Michael JENNINGS
  • Publication number: 20180127499
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to LAG-3 (e.g., human LAG-3) and antagonize LAG-3 function. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors and host cells for making these antibodies, and methods of treating a subject using these antibodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Stuart Wilson, David Adam Savitsky, Shawn Michael Jennings, Marc van Dijk, Cornelia Anne Mundt
  • Publication number: 20180115002
    Abstract: A fuel cell system having a fuel cell stack, comprising an anode portion and a cathode portion, a source of hydrocarbon fuel, and a reformer unit having one or more cold-side, reforming passages, a fuel supply conduit, a reformate exhaust conduit, one or more hot-side channels, a cathode exhaust conduit, a cathode inlet conduit, one or more bypass channels having non-reforming passages for fuel to bypass the cold-side channels, and a flow controller for controlling the flowrate in the bypass channels, and methods for operating the same, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: LG Fuel Cell Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Cunningham, Eric Dean, Michael Jennings
  • Publication number: 20180115001
    Abstract: A reformer unit and high temperature, pressure, or both variable orifice flow controller is provided. The reformer unit may have a reforming section, a heat exchanging section, and a bypass section. The bypass section provides a flow path for the hydrocarbon-containing fuel around the reforming section and has a variable orifice flow controller positioned in the bypassing flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Jennings, Kevin Hufton
  • Publication number: 20180115000
    Abstract: A reforming unit for a fuel cell system is provided. The reforming unit may comprise a reforming section, a heat exchanging section and a bypass plenum. The reforming section reforms a hydrocarbon containing fuel. The heat exchanging section effects a heat transfer between a fluid flowing therethrough and the fluid flowing through the reforming section, the bypass plenum, or both. The bypass plenum provides a flowpath for the hydrocarbon-containing fuel to bypass the reforming section. The bypass plenum may comprise a flow restrictor in the outlet of the bypass plenum to control the amount of fluid communication between the outlet of the bypass plenum and the outlet of the reforming section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: LG Fuell Cell Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jennings, Kevin Hufton