Patents by Inventor Michael King

Michael King 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: 10417929
    Abstract: A method of providing visual feedback to a driver based on data collected during vehicle operation. A processor at the vehicle analyzes vehicle data, and determines when predetermined threshold values have been reached for particular parameters. Whenever such a threshold is reached, an audible indication is provided to the driver, indicating that the baseline has been exceeded. Certain parameters have at least two threshold values. When a first threshold value is reached, an alert is presented to the driver, but no data is recorded or reported. When a second threshold value is reached, another alert is presented to the driver, and data is recorded for reporting to a driver manager or supervisor. This approach provides a driver warning, that if they correct the triggering behavior, their supervisor is never notified of that behavior. However, if the behavior escalates, and the second threshold is breached, the behavior is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Michael McQuade, Michael Charles King
  • Patent number: 10406908
    Abstract: A gearbox (G) for a motor vehicle having a drive shaft (GW1); an output shaft (GW2); an electric machine (EM); and first and second minus planetary gear sets (P1,P2), the first planetary gear set (P1) being a stepped planetary gear set. A ring gear (E31) of the first planetary gear set (P1) is rotationally fixedly immobilizable via a fourth shift element (06). The first sun gear (E111) of the first planetary gear set (P1) is rotationally fixedly immobilizable via a fifth shift element (03). The output shaft (GW2) is connected to the ring gear (E32) of the second planetary gear set (P2). A rotor (R) of the electric machine (EM) is continuously connected to the drive shaft (GW1). The first sun gear (E111) of the first planetary gear set (P1) is not continuously rotationally fixedly connected to or operatively connectable by the shift elements with any further electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Martin Brehmer, Stefan Beck, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Julian King, Jens Moraw, Eckehard Münch, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Stephan Scharr, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs, Peter Ziemer, Uwe Griesmeier, Raffael Kuberczyk
  • Patent number: 10407032
    Abstract: Embodiments include a vehicle turntable comprising a central hub communicatively coupled to a control unit for receiving control signals; a plurality of wedge-shaped panels radially coupled to the central hub so as to form a circular surface; a plurality of wheels coupled to a number of the plurality of panels; and at least one motor configured to drive a corresponding one of the plurality of wheels and to receive the control signals from the central hub. Embodiments also include a system comprising a first turntable hub configured to control operation of a first turntable; and a control unit communicatively coupled to the first turntable hub to provide control signals to the first turntable hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CZARNOWSKI DISPLAY SERVICE, INC.
    Inventors: John Mondro, Jeffrey Ries, Jeff Keyes, Charlie Baier, Michael King, Steve Bergeron, Patrick McGrath, Tim Oughton, Ron Dykes, William Camp, Michael Clark, Peter Jungen, Jason Fox
  • Patent number: 10406907
    Abstract: A transmission (G) for a motor vehicle including an input shaft (GW1), an output shaft (GW2), three planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3) with three elements each, and five shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3, K4). The third planetary gear set (P3) has first and second couplings (V1, V2), wherein the first coupling (V1) is between the first elements (E12, E13) of the second and third planetary gear sets (P2, P3), the second coupling (V2) is between the third element (E33) of the third planetary gear set (P3) and the output shaft (GW2), and the second element (E23) of the third planetary gear set (P3) is permanently connected to the input shaft (GW1). One of the first and second couplings (V1, V2) is a permanently rotationally conjoint connection and the other one of the first and second couplings (V1, V2) is a connection selectable by the third shift element (K2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Martin Brehmer, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Julian King, Bernd Knöpke, Jens Moraw, Eckehard Münch, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Stephan Scharr, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs, Peter Ziemer, Uwe Griesmeier, Raffael Kuberczyk
  • Patent number: 10408305
    Abstract: A transmission system (1) including a transmission input shaft (2), a transmission output shaft (3), and three planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3) having a total of seven interface shafts (W1-W7). The planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3) are at least partially functionally connected to each other by planetary gear set shafts (S1-HR3), are at least partially connectable to each other through a plurality of shift elements (B1, B2, K1-K3; B1-B3, K1-K3), and are coupled to the seven interface shafts (W1-W7) by the planetary gear set shafts (S1-HR3) such that at least six gear ratios (1VM-6VM, R1VM, R2VM) are selectable such that the transmission input shaft (2) and the transmission output shaft (3) revolve with the same or different direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Stefan Beck, Martin Brehmer, Matthias Horn, Johannes Kaltenbach, Julian King, Bernd Knöpke, Jens Moraw, Eckehard Münch, Gerhard Niederbrucker, Juri Pawlakowitsch, Stephan Scharr, Viktor Warth, Michael Wechs, Peter Ziemer, Uwe Griesmeier, Raffael Kuberczyk
  • Patent number: 10403001
    Abstract: An example method of generating three-dimensional objects based on two-dimensional images of at least part of the object may include: receiving, from a mobile computing device, a notification indicating that a plurality of images depicting an object have been uploaded to a first storage location; transmitting, to a rendering application, a rendering request specifying the first storage location; receiving, from the rendering application, a rendering response indicating that a polygonal mesh representing the images of the object has been stored at a second storage location; transmitting, to an interactive video gaming device, a notification of comprising an identifier of the third second storage location; and making a file comprising the polygonal mesh available for download by the interactive video gaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: David Auclair, Gianvito Serra, Caleb Howard, Robert Jay Reynolds, Gerald Phaneuf, Aaron Jeromin, Michael Frederich Polak, Jerome Timothy Bradley, Edmond Lo, Thomas Ince, Ray Shannon, Timothy King
  • Publication number: 20190266121
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a differential signaling bus, a tristate transmitter connected with the differential signaling bus, the tristate transmitter configured to provide a signal on the differential signaling bus responsive to a corresponding control signal, a receiver, a pair of differential inputs of the receiver connected with the differential signaling bus and configured to receive the signal from the differential signaling bus, and a termination circuit configured to couple a first differential input of the pair of differential inputs to a first voltage source and to couple a second differential input of the pair of differential inputs to a second voltage source, wherein the first and second voltage sources have different voltage levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Kuehlwein, Gregory King, Michael Stay
  • Publication number: 20190264752
    Abstract: A shear section for a rotating arrangement includes an axially-extending shaft having a connection flange and a coupling flange adjacent the connection flange. The coupling flange includes an annular shoulder portion and an elongated neck portion extending axially away from the shoulder portion and disposed concentrically within the shaft. The shear section further includes a plurality of fasteners extending axially through the shoulder portion and the connection flange, and securing the shaft to the coupling flange. Each of the plurality of fasteners includes a shank region and a reduced thickness portion circumscribing the shank region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Michael King
  • Publication number: 20190267501
    Abstract: Photovoltaic (PV) cell structures are disclosed. In one example embodiment, a PV cell includes an emitter layer, a base layer adjacent to the emitter layer, and a back surface field (BSF) layer adjacent to the base layer. The BSF layer includes a first layer, and a second layer adjacent to the first layer. The first layer includes a first material and the second layer includes a second material different than the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Xing-Quan Liu, Daniel C. Law, Eric Michael Rehder, Christopher M. Fetzer, Richard R. King
  • Publication number: 20190266510
    Abstract: A hybrid computer for generating samples employs a digital computer operable to perform post-processing. An analog computer may be communicatively coupled to the digital computer. The analog computer may be operable to return one or more samples corresponding to low-energy configurations of a Hamiltonian. Methods of generating samples from a quantum Boltzmann distribution to train a Quantum Boltzmann Machine, and from a classical Boltzmann distribution to train a Restricted Boltzmann Machine, are also taught. Computational systems and methods permit processing problems having size and/or connectivity greater than, and/or at least not fully provided by, a working graph of an analog processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Sheir Yarkoni, Trevor Michael Lanting, Kelly T. R. Boothby, Andrew Douglas King, Evgeny A. Andriyash, Mohammad H. Amin
  • Publication number: 20190266076
    Abstract: A system for autonomously testing a computing system is disclosed. The system parses data obtained from a variety of sources, and extracts source concepts from the parsed data to generate models for inclusion in a set of agglomerated models. The system interacts with and explores features of a software application being tested by the system. Outputs and information obtained from the interaction are utilized by the system to update the models or generate new models for the set of agglomerated models. The agglomerated models are utilized by the system to execute tests on the application to detect potential defects and conflicts. Detected defects and conflicts may be included in a report for review. Feedback on the defects and conflicts may be utilized to further update the agglomerated models. The agglomerated models are updated recursively as additional data is obtained, further interactions are performed, and further outputs are generated over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Maliani, Robert L. Vanderwall, Michael L. Mattera, Dionny Santiago, Brian R. Muras, Keith A. Briggs, David Adamo, Tariq King
  • Patent number: 10394330
    Abstract: Access terminals are adapted to facilitate automated wireless communication interactions based on implicit user cues. According to one example, an access terminal can obtain a plurality of user cues, including user cues from at least two primary sensor inputs, as well as other optional user cues. The access terminal may identify the occurrence of a predefined combination of user cues from among the plurality of user cues. In response to the identification of the predefined combination of user cues, the access terminal may affect a wireless communication link with an access terminal associated with another user. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Jill Sayuri Iwasaki, Bennett Michael King, Kexi Liu, Martin Hans Renschler
  • Publication number: 20190254847
    Abstract: An implantable stent includes multiple circumferential segments that surround a bore and are connected in series along a length to form a tubular wall. Multiple adjacent alternating opposite facing crowns arranged along each segment's circumference are bridged by struts. The struts include a series of staggered arcuate edges with limited flats to provide a limited region of maximum width between significantly extended reducing diameter tapers at either end where they transition into the crowns. Connections between adjacent segments are wider and stiffer than the struts and strut-crown transitions in the segments. The crowns include inner and outer radii with off-set centers along a common axis to provide medial crown peaks along the axis that are wider than the narrowed crown shoulders on either side of the axis and from which the tapered struts extend. Material strain and flexure along the stent during lateral bending is distributed mainly within the segments, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: CELONOVA BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. LEE, Stuart Earl KARI, Riley KING
  • Patent number: 10376481
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to compounds and methods for the treatment of disorders associated with fluid retention or salt overload, such as heart failure (in particular, congestive heart failure), chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, liver disease, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma agonist-induced fluid retention. The present disclosure is also directed to compounds and methods for the treatment of hypertension. The present disclosure is also directed to compounds and methods for the treatment of gastrointestinal tract disorders, including the treatment or reduction of pain associated with gastrointestinal tract disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ARDELYX, INC.
    Inventors: Noah Bell, Christopher Carreras, Michael Robert Leadbetter, Jason Gustaf Lewis, Jeffrey W. Jacobs, Irina Dotsenko, Dean Dragoli, Ying He, Andrew King, Matthew Siegel
  • Publication number: 20190243047
    Abstract: A polarizer disposed between a transducer and a surface in which acoustic waves propagate can be used to filter out certain types of acoustic energy. For example, the polarizer can be used with a shear-polarized transducer to pass shear waves and filter out compressional waves that may interact with water, thereby improving water rejection. In some examples, the polarizer can include one or more layers of piezoelectric material with a poling direction different than (e.g., orthogonal to) the poling direction of the transducer. Energy of compressional waves may be extracted by one or more external electric circuits. In some examples, the polarizer can be a magneto-elastic polarizer. In some examples, the polarizer can be a mechanical polarizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Ehsan KHAJEH, Aaron Scott TUCKER, Brian Michael KING, Marcus YIP
  • Publication number: 20190234477
    Abstract: A suspension limiter includes a diaphragm element configured to be placed in operable communication with a suspension such that a rate of increase in load per unit travel of compression of the suspension is reduced near a full travel of the suspension than would exist for the suspension if the diaphragm element were not present, the diaphragm element arranged to deform only elastically through the full travel of the suspension. Suspension arrangements and methods of loading suspension arrangements are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Michael King
  • Publication number: 20190235656
    Abstract: This relates to system architectures, apparatus and methods for acoustic touch detection (touch sensing) and exemplary applications of the system architectures, apparatus and methods. In some examples, the acoustic touch sensing techniques described herein can be used on a glass surface of a display or touch screen. In some examples, an acoustic touch sensing system can be configured to be insensitive to contact on the device surface by water, and thus acoustic touch sensing can be used for touch sensing in devices that are likely to become wet or fully submerged in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ehsan KHAJEH, Aaron Scott TUCKER, Brian Michael KING, George Ho Yin MAK, Marcus YIP, Mohammad YEKE YAZDANDOOST
  • Patent number: 10365069
    Abstract: Firearm accessories and associated methods. A firearm accessory includes a mount for mounting the firearm accessory on a firearm. The mount can be adjustable to customize the mounting of the firearm accessory on the firearm. Electronic firearm accessories can include a longitudinally extending circuit structure having one or more electronic switches thereon facing laterally. A switch assembly can include a push member and a finger extending therefrom for actuating an associated electronic switch. Battery compartment features are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Tayon, Matthew Kinamore, James Gianladis, Michael Cottrell, Tim Kinney, Dennis W. Cauley, Jr., Mark Dalton, Justin Burke, Anthony Vesich, Erik S. Helland, Chad M. Thackeray, Yu King Wai
  • Patent number: 10366041
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a differential signaling bus, a tristate transmitter connected with the differential signaling bus, the tristate transmitter configured to provide a signal on the differential signaling bus responsive to a corresponding control signal, a receiver, a pair of differential inputs of the receiver connected with the differential signaling bus and configured to receive the signal from the differential signaling bus, and a termination circuit configured to couple a first differential input of the pair of differential inputs to a first voltage source and to couple a second differential input of the pair of differential inputs to a second voltage source, wherein the first and second voltage sources have different voltage levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Kuehlwein, Gregory King, Michael Stay
  • Patent number: D854862
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: XTENSION STYLER LLC
    Inventors: Devin King, Michael Donehoo