Patents by Inventor Michael LeBlanc

Michael LeBlanc 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: 20200049274
    Abstract: One illustrative embodiment of a valve disclosed herein comprises a body (12), a valve stem (22) that comprises a combination threaded-splined section (22X) and an unthreaded section (22Y) wherein the combination threaded-splined section (22X) comprises at least one spline (22S) and a thread (22Z). The valve (10) also comprises an anti-rotation ring (26) that includes at least one tab (26T) positioned in the at least one spline (22S) of the combination threaded-splined section (22X) and a threaded drive nut (24) that is adapted to engage the thread (22Z) of the combination threaded-splined section (22X).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Cameron Hackney Kusmertz, Zac Michael LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 10519135
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compounds of Formula (I) and Formula (II) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, and compositions thereof. Also provided are methods and kits involving the compounds or compositions for treating or preventing proliferative diseases (e.g., cancers (e.g., leukemia, melanoma, multiple myeloma), benign neoplasms, angiogenesis, inflammatory diseases, autoinflammatory diseases, and autoimmune diseases) in a subject. Treatment of a subject with a proliferative disease using a compound or composition of the invention may inhibit the aberrant activity of cyclin-dependent kinase 7 (CDK7), and therefore, induce cellular apoptosis and/or inhibit transcription in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Sprott, Jason J. Marineau, Darby Schmidt, Michael Bradley, Stephane Ciblat, M. Arshad Siddiqui, Anzhelika Kabro, Melissa Leblanc, Serge Leger, Stephanie Roy, Dana K. Winter, Tom Miller, Amy Ripka, Dansu Li
  • Patent number: 10507201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to therapeutic uses of compounds of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Nicole Buschmann, Robin Alec Fairhurst, Pascal Furet, Diana Graus Porta, Carolina Haefliger, Bo Han, Thomas Knöpfel, Catherine Leblanc, Lv Liao, Robert Mah, Masato Murakami, Pierre Nimsgern, Michael Palmer, Dale Porter, Sebastien Ripoche, Can Wang, Youzhen Wang, Andreas Weiss, Jing Xiong, Xianglin Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190339822
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing and sharing contextually-relevant media content. In some embodiments, a device receives an input, and in response, displays a suggested collection of media items for sharing with a recipient, wherein the collection is relevant to a message conversation with the recipient. Subsequent to displaying the suggested collection, the device transmits a message to the recipient as part of the message conversation that provides access to the at least a portion of the suggested collection of media items. In some embodiments, a device receives an indication, from an external device, that a first user has shared a first collection of media items with a second user. Subsequent to receiving the indication that the first user has shared the first collection of media items with the second user, the device outputs a prompt to share, with the first user, one or more suggested media items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Lynne DEVINE, William A. SORRENTINO, III, Gregg SUZUKI, Michael BRANDT, Eric M. G. CIRCLAEYS, Chelsea LEBLANC, Joar WINGFORS
  • Publication number: 20190292167
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compounds of Formula (I), and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, and compositions thereof. Also provided are methods and kits involving the compounds or compositions for treating or preventing proliferative diseases (e.g., cancers (e.g., leukemia, melanoma, multiple myeloma), benign neoplasms, angiogenesis, inflammatory diseases, autoinflammatory diseases, and autoimmune diseases) in a subject. Treatment of a subject with a proliferative disease using a compound or composition of the invention may inhibit the aberrant activity of cyclin-dependent kinase 7 (CDK7), and therefore, induce cellular apoptosis and/or inhibit transcription in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Stephane Ciblat, Patrick Deroy, Melissa Leblanc, Jason J. Marineau, Joel Moore, Stephanie Roy, M. Arshad Siddiqui, Kevin Sprott, Dana K. Winter, Anzhelika Kabro, Serge Leger, Tom Miller, Darby Schmidt, Michael Bradley
  • Publication number: 20190241541
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compounds of Formula (I), and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, and compositions thereof. Also provided are methods and kits involving the compounds or compositions for treating or preventing proliferative diseases (e.g., cancers (e.g., leukemia, melanoma, multiple myeloma), benign neoplasms, angiogenesis, inflammatory diseases, autoinflammatory diseases, and autoimmune diseases) in a subject. Treatment of a subject with a proliferative disease using a compound or composition of the invention may inhibit the aberrant activity of a kinase, such as a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) (e.g., cyclin-dependent kinase 7 (CDK7)), and therefore, induce cellular apoptosis and/or inhibit transcription in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Stephane Ciblat, Patrick Deroy, Nathanael Gray, Melissa Leblanc, Jason J. Marineau, Joel Moore, Kevin Sprott, Tinghu Zhang, M. Arshad Siddiqui, Anzhelika Kabro, Serge Leger, Stephanie Roy, Darby Schmidt, Dana K. Winter, Michael Bradley, Tom Miller
  • Publication number: 20190231760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to therapeutic uses of compounds of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Nicole BUSCHMANN, Robin Alec FAIRHURST, Pascal FURET, Diana GRAUS PORTA, Carolina HAEFLIGER, Bo HAN, Thomas KNOPFEL, Catherine LEBLANC, Lv LIAO, Robert MAH, Masato MURAKAMI, Pierre NIMSGERN, Michael PALMER, Dale PORTER, Sebastien RIPOCHE, Can WANG, Youzhen WANG, Andreas WEISS, Jing XIONG, Xianglin ZHAO
  • Publication number: 20190229252
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating a shaped material includes laser irradiating a first layer of a powder to convert the powder to a first material layer; disposing a second layer of the powder on the first material layer; laser irradiating the second layer of the powder to convert the powder to a second material layer; and fusing the first material layer and the second material layer, forming a shaped material having semiconducting or thermoelectric properties. A system to fabricate a shaped material includes an enclosure; a powder containment vessel within the enclosure and having a base, a powder storage section and a shaped material formation section adjacent to the storage section; a transfer mechanism for transferring a powder from the storage section to the formation section; and a laser to irradiate the powder when the powder is located within the formation section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Saniya LEBLANC, Haidong Zhang, Ahmed El Desouky, Michael Carter
  • Patent number: 9549033
    Abstract: A system is provided for delivering push content to a wireless device. The system includes a central storage device, a push content delivery component, and a transfer protocol delivery component. The central storage device stores push content to be delivered to the wireless device. The push content delivery component generates a manifest identification (ID) of content to be delivered to the wireless device and delivers the manifest ID to the wireless device in a communication. The delivery component includes the central storage device and is connected to the push content delivery component. The delivery component delivers the manifest to the wireless device upon receipt of the manifest ID from the wireless device and delivers to the wireless device the content identified in the manifest upon request from the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael LeBlanc, Jody D. Glidden
  • Patent number: 9380156
    Abstract: A method and communication device for scheduling a conference call. The method includes receiving, in a first communication device, an invitation message containing at least some conference call scheduling information with respect to a scheduled conference call session; displaying an interface in relation to the invitation message, the interface including an option to send a request for recorded conference call content of the scheduled conference call session; receiving an input selecting the option; and sending a communication to a second communication device including a response to the invitation message and including said request for recorded conference call content. A conference call server is also described for sending recorded conference call content to the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael LeBlanc, Jacob Samuel O'Reilly, Michael Derek Waugh, Steven Earle Douglass, Ian Brian DeLong, Ian Meredith Murphy, Micheal Douglas Tyler
  • Patent number: 9253272
    Abstract: There are provided methods, systems, devices and computer program products for reliable delivery of content packages to a client device. Push delivery of content packages is combined with pull delivery when a push delivery fails. When a client device participates in a push delivery but fails to complete, a recommendation for corrective action may be notified and, following such corrective action, the client device pulls delivery. Respective content listings are maintained by server and client device for reconciliation to prompt pull delivery by the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jacob Samuel O'Reilly, Michael LeBlanc
  • Publication number: 20160014225
    Abstract: A system is provided for delivering push content to a wireless device. The system includes a central storage device, a push content delivery component, and a transfer protocol delivery component. The central storage device stores push content to be delivered to the wireless device. The push content delivery component generates a manifest identification (ID) of content to be delivered to the wireless device and delivers the manifest ID to the wireless device in a communication. The delivery component includes the central storage device and is connected to the push content delivery component. The delivery component delivers the manifest to the wireless device upon receipt of the manifest ID from the wireless device and delivers to the wireless device the content identified in the manifest upon request from the wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Michael LeBLANC, Jody D. GLIDDEN
  • Patent number: 9178954
    Abstract: A system is provided for delivering push content to a wireless device. The system includes a central storage device, a push content delivery component, and a transfer protocol delivery component. The central storage device stores push content to be delivered to the wireless device. The push content delivery component generates a manifest identification (ID) of content to be delivered to the wireless device and delivers the manifest ID to the wireless device in a communication. The delivery component includes the central storage device and is connected to the push content delivery component. The delivery component delivers the manifest to the wireless device upon receipt of the manifest ID from the wireless device and delivers to the wireless device the content identified in the manifest upon request from the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael LeBlanc, Jody D. Glidden
  • Patent number: 9002341
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for republishing content for a wireless device. In the wireless device, this may comprise: receiving a content manifest associated with a new content, the content manifest providing information about the new content; identifying any changes to existing content stored in the device, based on the information in the content manifest; retrieving updates in the new content corresponding to the changes; and storing the updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael LeBlanc, Jody Glidden, David Hudson, Jacob Samuel O'Reilly
  • Patent number: 8996489
    Abstract: A method of pushing content, such as eLearning packages, to mobile devices is disclosed. The content push stores the content locally on the user's mobile device so the content can be viewed offline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Leblanc, Jody D. Glidden
  • Patent number: 8943122
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for delivering content to a wireless device in a content delivery system. The system and method may: provide web services for publishing the content and exporting the content to a content server, the content being in a first format; convert the content from the first format to a second format compatible with the wireless device; and in response to a request for the content, deliver the content to the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Leblanc, Jody Glidden, Jacob Samuel O'Reilly, David James Hudson
  • Patent number: 8868640
    Abstract: A system, server, and method are provided for delivering at least one web feed to at least one wireless device. The server subscribes to the at least one web feed. The server has a processor connected to a memory with at least one module stored in the memory for execution by the processor. The server is configured to: monitor the web feed status for an expiration of a refresh time; retrieve new content from the web feed upon expiry of the refresh time; process the new content and package the processed new content as a content package for delivery to the wireless device; and send the content package to the wireless device as a push delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Leblanc, Jody Glidden, Ian Brian Delong, Silvio Verzilli, David James Hudson
  • Patent number: 8843597
    Abstract: A system, method and device are disclosed for managing bandwidth in content delivery from a push content server to a wireless device. The system may include: a content server configurable to deliver content to the wireless device; a processor for controlling operation of the server; a communications subsystem coupled to the processor; a memory coupled to the processor; and a storage device coupled to the processor. The content server may include a module for managing bandwidth in content delivery from the content server to the wireless device, the module being configured to cause the content server to: record a policy for the delivery of content to the wireless device; initiate content delivery to the wireless device; evaluate the policy to determine whether new content for delivery is deliverable to the wireless device; deliver content when the policy is satisfied; and decline delivery of content when the policy is not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Leblanc, Jody Glidden, David James Hudson, Ian Brian Delong, Martyn Edward Sibbald, Howard Frith Powell
  • Patent number: 8798591
    Abstract: There are provided methods, systems, devices and computer program products for distributing mobile content, on behalf of mobile content providers, to mobile devices. A central mobile content delivery system and a central mobile content delivery store system are provided. Interfaces permit a mobile content provider to author and publish mobile content in association with subscription data. Content offers may be defined from such data and offered to mobile device user subscribers such as in a catalog system. Content is delivered on behalf of the content providers in accordance with the subscriptions concluded by the store system. Subscriptions may relate to single packages of mobile content or a plurality of packages (e.g. in a series of publications) such as previously or subsequently published mobile content. Subscriptions are provided to the central delivery system to assign and deliver mobile content to devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Michael LeBlanc, Jody Daniel Glidden, Jacob Samuel O'Reilly
  • Publication number: 20140211928
    Abstract: A method and communication device for scheduling a conference call. The method includes receiving, in a first communication device, an invitation message containing at least some conference call scheduling information with respect to a scheduled conference call session; displaying an interface in relation to the invitation message, the interface including an option to send a request for recorded conference call content of the scheduled conference call session; receiving an input selecting the option; and sending a communication to a second communication device including a response to the invitation message and including said request for recorded conference call content. A conference call server is also described for sending recorded conference call content to the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael LeBLANC, Jacob Samuel O'REILLY, Michael Derek WAUGH, Steven Earle DOUGLASS, Ian Brian DELONG, Ian Meredith MURPHY, Michael Douglas TYLER