Patents by Inventor Michael Lawson

Michael Lawson 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: 20210128325
    Abstract: An asymmetric linear actuator is provided which integrates a hydraulic dissipater and an electric motor and power screw which generates small forces. The actuator is configured so that an electric motor drives a power screw which drives a rod through a cylinder to provide linear actuation. The cylinder is fluid-filled and incorporates a piston that separates the cylinder into a first and second fluid chamber which are filled with a first and second volume of working fluid. Movement of the piston and rod assembly results in fluid movement between the first and second volumes of working fluid and through the fluidic restriction. The fluidic restriction can be proportionally controllable via an electric motor which enables controllable power dissipation via control of the fluidic restriction motor and controllable power generation via control of the power screw motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael GOLDFARB, Harrison BARTLETT, Brian LAWSON
  • Patent number: 10996142
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire pre-conditioning system includes a conveyor system, a belt assembly, a friction device and a drive system. The conveyor system includes a tire engaging surface, a first side, and a second side. The belt assembly is adjacent to the first side of the tire engaging surface. The friction device is adjacent to the second side of the tire engaging surface. The drive system is configured to move a tire along the tire engaging surface in a path between the belt assembly and the friction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Android Industries LLC
    Inventors: Donald Graham Straitiff, Lawrence J. Lawson, Joshua James Hicks, Christopher Michael Bulliner, Anthony Willard Pierce, Kerry Verran, Andrew Douglas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10994494
    Abstract: A method for installing a sensor onto an inner surface of a tire is generally disclosed. The method includes robotically deglazing at least a portion of the inner surface of the tire, defining a preconditioned surface. The sensor is robotically selected and a target surface of the sensor is cleaned. An adhesive is applied to at least a portion of the target surface of the sensor. In some embodiments, the adhesive is applied to a portion of the preconditioned surface. The sensor is robotically positioned, wherein the target surface of the sensor abuts the preconditioned surface. A wet-out operation is performed, wherein a predetermined pressure is applied to the sensor for a predetermined period of time to affix the sensor to the preconditioned surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Android Industries LLC
    Inventors: Barry A. Clark, Donald Graham Straitiff, Lawrence J. Lawson, Joshua James Hicks, Christopher Michael Bulliner, Anthony Willard Pierce
  • Publication number: 20210031906
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear includes a shock strut with a rod slidably received within a cylinder. A beam is rotatably mounted to the rod, and wheels are mounted to the beam. The landing gear further includes a link assembly with an upper link and a lower link. The upper link has a first end rotatably connected to the cylinder, and the lower link has a first end rotatably connected to the beam. The second ends of the upper and lower links are rotatably coupled to each other by a limiter joint. The limiter joint includes a first stop associated the upper link and a second stop associated with the lower link. The stops are configured such that the first stop engages the second stop to limit rotation of the upper link relative to the lower link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Safran Landing Systems Canada Inc.
    Inventors: James Ning, Graeme Steel, Michael Lawson
  • Publication number: 20200276430
    Abstract: A method for rotatable selection of sites for cannulation of a subcutaneous vascular access vessel comprises the step of providing a template defining an opening for a plurality of zones, each of the plurality of zones configured for receiving a plurality of simultaneous cannulations accessing the vascular access vessel. The outer surface of the template is marked, the marking defining each of the plurality of zones for use as cannulation sites along the vascular access vessel. The template is positioned on the skin of the patient adjacent the subcutaneous vascular access vessel such that the opening aligns with the vascular access vessel, and the marking is used for selecting a first zone for a cannulation site into the vascular access vessel such that the cannulation site in the first zone is spaced from and not adjacent to a second zone used for cannulation immediately previously to the first zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Shawn M. Gage, Joseph Knight, Michael Lawson, Craig Nichols
  • Publication number: 20200269006
    Abstract: A respiratory humidification system for providing humidification to gases that pass through a gas passage way before being provided to an airway of a patient is disclosed. The respiratory humidification system may include a liquid flow controller providing a controlled flow of liquid, a heating system including a heating surface configured to be located in a gases passage way and provide humidification to gases passing through the passage way, wherein the heating system receives the controlled flow of liquid, and one or more hardware processors providing deterministic control of a humidity level of gases passing through the gas passage way by instructing the liquid flow controller to adjust the controlled flow of liquid received at the heating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Russel William BURGESS, Dean Antony BARKER, Laith Adeeb HERMEZ, Joel Michael LAWSON, Robert Stuart KIRTON, Kevin Peter O'DONNELL
  • Publication number: 20200257266
    Abstract: Disclosed is a platform for generating and delivering 3-D printed wearables. The platform includes scanning, image processing, machine learning, computer vision, and user input to generate a printed wearable. Scanning occurs in a number of ways across a number of devices. The variability of scanning generates a number of scanning output types. Outputs from the scanning process are normalized into a single type during image processing. The computer vision and machine learning portions of the platform use the normalized body scan to develop models that may be used by a 3D printer to generate a wearable customized to the user. The platform further provides opportunities for the user to check the work of the scanning, image processing, computer vision, and machine learning. The user input enables the platform to improve and inform the machine learning aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Shamil Mahendra Hargovan, Enger Lasada Bewza, Colin Michael Lawson, Ben Wynne, Manuj Aggarwal, Louis-Victor Jadavji, Jamie Lynn Etcheson, Carlos Montalvo
  • Publication number: 20200197205
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for subcutaneous implantation in a patient using a tunneling instrument. The implantation apparatus comprises a vascular graft and a connector adapted to couple a distal end of the tunneling instrument and a proximal end of the graft. The connector comprises a tip, a first end of the tip configured to be received within the proximal end of the graft, a clip for securing the graft to the tip, and a coupler for a rotatable connection of the tip to the tunneling instrument such that the tip is rotatable about its longitudinal axis relative to the coupler to facilitate attachment of the graft to the tunneling instrument. The implantation apparatus may further comprise a removable sheath configured to substantially cover the length of the graft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Shawn M. Gage, Joseph Knight, Michael Lawson, Craig Nichols
  • Patent number: 10688272
    Abstract: A respiratory humidification system for providing humidification to gases that pass through a gas passage way before being provided to an airway of a patient is disclosed. The respiratory humidification system may include a liquid flow controller providing a controlled flow of liquid, a heating system including a heating surface configured to be located in a gases passage way and provide humidification to gases passing through the passage way, wherein the heating system receives the controlled flow of liquid, and one or more hardware processors providing deterministic control of a humidity level of gases passing through the gas passage way by instructing the liquid flow controller to adjust the controlled flow of liquid received at the heating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Russel William Burgess, Dean Antony Barker, Laith Adeeb Hermez, Joel Michael Lawson, Robert Stuart Kirton, Kevin Peter O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20200179629
    Abstract: A respiratory flow therapy apparatus including a sensing chamber which measures a flow of gases provided to a patient. The sensing chamber can be located after a blower and/or mixer. The sensing chamber can include an ultrasonic transducer, a temperature sensor, a heated temperature sensing element, and/or a gas concentration sensor. A flow path of gases used in conjunction with the sensor system prevents unwanted vorticity in the flow of gases that can create anomalies in measuring flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Russel William Burgess, Jess Edward Donnelly, Dean Antony Barker, Philip John Dickinson, Andre Van Schalkwyk, Joel Michael Lawson
  • Patent number: 10662918
    Abstract: Described herein are wave energy conversion systems including actuated geometry components. An example system may include at least one body portion configured to transfer wave energy to a power take off device, and at least one actuated geometry component that is connected to the at least one body portion, the at least one actuated geometry component operable to modify a geometric profile of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Thresher, Michael Lawson, Nathan Tom, Jason Cotrell, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Alan Wright
  • Publication number: 20200129749
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for rotatable selection of sites for cannulation with a needle along a subcutaneous vascular access vessel. The cannulation site selection apparatus comprises a template having an inner surface and an outer surface, and a plurality of visible markings on the outer surface of the template. The template is adapted to be disposed adjacent the subcutaneous vascular access vessel such that the markings align with the cannulation sites along the vascular access vessel for selecting a site for cannulation with a needle into the vascular access vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shawn M. Gage, Joseph Knight, Michael Lawson, Craig Nichols
  • Patent number: 10564628
    Abstract: Disclosed is a platform for generating and delivering 3-D printed wearables. The platform includes scanning, image processing, machine learning, computer vision, and user input to generate a printed wearable. Scanning occurs in a number of ways across a number of devices. The variability of scanning generates a number of scanning output types. Outputs from the scanning process are normalized into a single type during image processing. The computer vision and machine learning portions of the platform use the normalized body scan to develop models that may be used by a 3D printer to generate a wearable customized to the user. The platform further provides opportunities for the user to check the work of the scanning, image processing, computer vision, and machine learning. The user input enables the platform to improve and inform the machine learning aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wiivv Wearables Inc.
    Inventors: Shamil Mahendra Hargovan, Enger Lasada Bewza, Colin Michael Lawson, Ben Wynne, Manuj Aggarwal, Louis-Victor Jadavji, Jamie Lynn Etcheson, Carlos Montalvo
  • Patent number: 10533414
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for enhancing hydrocarbon production. The method and system involve geochemistry analysis and include multiply substituted isotopologue and position specific isotope geochemistry for at least one hydrocarbon compound of interest associated with free gas and sorbed gas. The method and system involve using clumped isotope and position specific isotope signatures to enhance monitoring of well and stimulation performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Lawson, Brian K. Peterson, Cara L. Davis, David R. Converse, Timothy K. Ellison, John Eiler
  • Patent number: 10527601
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining a presence, type, quality and/or volume of a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation from a sample related thereto. The method may include obtaining sample data associated with a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation, wherein the sample data includes a noble gas signature, a clumped isotope signature and/or a ecology signature. From the signatures, relationships between the noble gas signature; the clumped isotope signature and the ecology signature are identified and stored in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Michael Lawson, Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Robert J. Pottorf, Steven R. May, Amelia C. Robinson, William G. Powell, Sumathy Raman
  • Patent number: 10494923
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for exploration, production and development of hydrocarbons. The method involves analyzing a sample for a geochemical signature, which includes a multiply substituted isotopologue signature and/or a position specific isotope signature. Then, historical temperatures are determined based on the signature. The historical temperature is used to define seal timing, trap timing, migration efficiency and/or charge efficiency, which is used to develop or refine an exploration, development, or production strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Michael Lawson, Brian K. Peterson, Cara L. Davis, Michael J. Formolo, Isolde Belien, Lori L. Summa, Robert J. Pottorf
  • Patent number: 10470711
    Abstract: The disclosed technique relates to an insert for footwear and to a composite orthotic insole comprising said insert, wherein the insert is embedded with a plurality of force (or pressure) sensors, and may be used to provide feedback on important information regarding the wearer's gait biomechanics. The layer of sensors may be used to assist in monitoring the wearer's health via foot pressure tracking. The insole can use a relative large number of sensors, which together provide broad coverage of the human foot impact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Wiivv Wearables Inc.
    Inventors: Kaiwen Yuan, Manuj Aggarwal, Colin Michael Lawson, Enger Lasada Bewza, Shamil Mahendra Hargovan, Louis-Victor Jadavji
  • Patent number: 10415379
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for enhancing hydrocarbon production. The method and system involve geochemistry analysis and include multiply substituted isotopolog and position specific isotope geochemistry. The method and system involve using clumped isotope and position specific isotope signatures to enhance monitoring of well and stimulation performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Michael Lawson, Brian K. Peterson, Cara L. Davis, David R. Converse, Timothy K. Ellison
  • Patent number: 10400596
    Abstract: A method and system are described that may be used for exploration, production and development of hydrocarbons. The method and system may include analyzing a sample for a geochemical signature, wherein the geochemical signature includes a multiply substituted isotopologue signature and/or a position specific isotope signature. Then, alteration timing may be determined from the signature(s) and used to develop or refine an exploration, development or production strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Michael Lawson, Brian K. Peterson, Cara L. Davis, David R. Converse
  • Patent number: D918134
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Nelson Bonilla, Jason Walker, Matthew Lawson, David Peck, John Brower, Kenny Padro, Athanasios Diakomis, Michael Esposito, Michael Salvietti