Patents by Inventor Michael Lucas

Michael Lucas 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: 11488133
    Abstract: A point of sale application may initially process a transaction between a customer and a merchant. While the point of sale application processes the transaction, an add-on application may monitor a current state of a user interface of the point of sale application. Upon recognizing a triggering event associated with the current state of the user interface, the add-on application may take over the processing of the transaction from the point of sale application. Upon completion of the processing of the transaction, the add-on application may return a result of the transaction to the point of sale application by emulating user actions on the user interface of the point of sale application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Five Stars Loyalty, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Doka, Victor Shaun Ho, Patrick Lucas, Michael Hsu, Sarah Calvillo, Joshua Christopher Wilson, Andre Prudhomme
  • Patent number: 11463487
    Abstract: A method for providing a user agent (UA) with service identification data. The method includes an application server (AS) transmitting Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) data. The SIP data comprises an identifier of the AS and a service identifier for at least one service supported by the AS. The method further includes the UA receiving the SIP data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Andrew Michael Allen, Adrian Buckley
  • Patent number: 11447831
    Abstract: The invention provides methods that define cellular populations that are sensitive to RARA agonists and identify patient subgroups that will benefit from treatment with RARA agonists. The invention also provides packaged pharmaceutical compositions that comprise a RARA agonist and instructions for determining if such agonist is suitable for use in treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Mei Wei Chen, Cindy Collins, Matthew Lucas Eaton, Matthew G. Guenther, Nan Ke, Jeremy Lopez, Michael Robert McKeown, David A. Orlando
  • Patent number: 11445308
    Abstract: There is provided a method of controlling access of a client to a service of a hearing instrument, the method comprising the steps of: requesting access of the client to the service of the hearing instrument by providing a client authenticator to the hearing instrument; authenticating the client based on a validation of the provided client authenticator by the hearing instrument; upon successful authentication, comparing a security level associated with the service requested by the client with a highest security level assigned to the client by the hearing instrument, wherein the security level is selected from a plurality of hierarchically structured security levels, and granting access of the client to the service of the hearing instrument, if the requested security level is below or equal to the highest security level assigned to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sonova AG
    Inventors: Georg Dickmann, Daniel Lucas-Hirtz, Michael von Tessin, Alexander Maksyagin
  • Patent number: 11438665
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving program content and data describing program content from a content source, and automatically identifying, based on user preferences of a first user, one or more relevant products or services displayed in the program content. Product-related metadata associated with the program content is identified. The product-related metadata including data relating to the one or more relevant products or services displayed in the program content. The program content is communicated to a display device for presentation to a first user in a first portion of the display device, and the product-related metadata is communicated to a second display device for presentation to a second user substantially simultaneously with the presentation of the program content in the first display device. A user commentary is received from the second device, the user commentary generated by the second user and associated with the program content or product-related metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Michael George Lenahan, Amanda Johnson, Ben Lucas Mitchell, Chahn Chung, Linda Young
  • Publication number: 20220206958
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a processor unit comprising circuitry to generate, for a first network host, a request for an object of a second network host, wherein the request comprises an address comprising a routable host ID of the second network host and an at least partially encrypted object ID, wherein the address uniquely identifies the object within a distributed computing domain; and a memory element to store at least a portion of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. LeMay, David M. Durham, Anjo Lucas Vahldiek-Oberwagner, Anna Trikalinou
  • Publication number: 20220178335
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fuel injector, comprising: a body including a plurality of body alignment features; a nozzle including a plurality of nozzle alignment features and a plurality of nozzle holes for injecting fuel; and a plurality of alignment guides configured to mate with the plurality of body alignment features and the plurality of nozzle alignment features to align the nozzle with the body such that the plurality of nozzle holes is in a desired orientation relative to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Jordan P. Steele, Michael A. Lucas, Derek G. Weiler
  • Publication number: 20220049387
    Abstract: A sock having a foot bed configured to expand at least two sizes on the National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers (NAHM) sock size measuring system while comfortably accommodating the foot of the wearer. The body portion and foot bed are mesh knit substantially entirely on the same needle cylinder using heavier body yarns, lighter denier nylon fibers and/or stronger spandex fibers than is typical for manufacturing socks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Kayser-Roth Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Lucas
  • Patent number: 11214374
    Abstract: Aircraft, vibration isolation assemblies, and methods of assembling vibration isolation assemblies are provided. An aircraft includes a vibration isolation assembly. The vibration isolation assembly includes a mounting track, a plate, a clamp block, a vibration isolator, and a support fitting. The mounting track defines a cavity and includes flanges that define an opening to the cavity. The plate is configured to be positioned on the flanges outside of the cavity. The clamp block is configured to be fastened to the plate under the flanges of the mounting track within the cavity. The vibration isolator is configured to be laterally constrained by the clamp block within the cavity. The support fitting is configured to be secured to the vibration isolator outside of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Lucas, Kristopher P. Lynch, Benjamin Frank Wilson, Jeffrey Jonas
  • Publication number: 20210210184
    Abstract: A method for determining whether a patient may be enrolled into a clinical trial includes the steps of examining the patient's medical record from an electronic health record system, deriving a plurality of first concepts from the medical record, normalizing each concept in the plurality of first concepts to produce, for each normalization, a normalized concept, comparing each normalized concept to a list of study criteria, to indicate if the normalized concept meets the criteria, and if each criteria is met, indicating that the patient is not ineligible for enrollment in the clinical trial
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Lucas, Jonathan Ozeran, Jason Taylor, Louis Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10957433
    Abstract: A method includes the steps of determining a first concept from a text of a medical record from an electronic health record system, the first concept relating to a patient, identifying a match to the first concept in a first list of concepts, wherein the first list of concepts is not a predetermined authority, referencing the first concept with an entity in a database of related concepts, identifying a match to a second concept in a second list of concepts, the second list of concepts not directly linked to the first list of concepts except by a relationship to the entity, wherein the second list of concepts is the predetermined authority, and providing the second concept as an identifier of the patient's medical record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tempus Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lucas, Jonathan Ozeran, Jason Taylor, Louis Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10909137
    Abstract: Techniques for streaming big data in a process plant are disclosed. Generally, these techniques facilitate storage or communication of process control data, including alarms, parameters, events, and the like, in near real-time. Receivers of big data, such as big data historians or devices requesting specific data, are configured via an initial set of metadata, and thereafter receive updated metadata upon requesting it from the transmitting device, such as when the receiving device encounters an identifier in the data, which identifier was not defined in the metadata previously received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Terrence L. Blevins, Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen, J. Michael Lucas, Paul R. Muston
  • Publication number: 20200301388
    Abstract: Process control systems for operating process plants are disclosed herein. The process control systems include control modules that are decoupled from the I/O architecture of the process plants using signal objects or generic shadow blocks. This decoupling is effected by using the signal objects or generic shadow blocks to manage at least part of the communication between the control modules and the field devices. Signal objects may convert between protocols used by control modules and field devices, thus decoupling the control modules from the I/O architecture. Generic shadow blocks may be automatically configured to mimic the operation of field devices within a controller executing the control modules, thus partially decoupling the control modules from the I/O architecture by using the shadow blocks to manage communication between the control modules and the field devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Larry Oscar Jundt, Gary Law, Edward McDevitt, Matt Stoner, Godfrey R. Sherriff, David R. Denison, Mark J. Nixon, James R. Balentine, J. Michael Lucas, Stephen Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20200176098
    Abstract: A method includes the steps of determining a first concept from a text of a medical record from an electronic health record system, the first concept relating to a patient, identifying a match to the first concept in a first list of concepts, wherein the first list of concepts is not a predetermined authority, referencing the first concept with an entity in a database of related concepts, identifying a match to a second concept in a second list of concepts, the second list of concepts not directly linked to the first list of concepts except by a relationship to the entity, wherein the second list of concepts is the predetermined authority, and providing the second concept as an identifier of the patient's medical record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Lucas, Jonathan Ozeran, Jason Taylor, Louis Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10671038
    Abstract: Process control systems for operating process plants are disclosed herein. The process control systems include control modules that are decoupled from the I/O architecture of the process plants using signal objects or generic shadow blocks. This decoupling is effected by using the signal objects or generic shadow blocks to manage at least part of the communication between the control modules and the field devices. Signal objects may convert between protocols used by control modules and field devices, thus decoupling the control modules from the I/O architecture. Generic shadow blocks may be automatically configured to mimic the operation of field devices within a controller executing the control modules, thus partially decoupling the control modules from the I/O architecture by using the shadow blocks to manage communication between the control modules and the field devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Larry Oscar Jundt, Gary Law, Edward McDevitt, Matt Stoner, Godfrey R. Sherriff, David R. Denison, Mark J. Nixon, James R. Balentine, J. Michael Lucas, Stephen Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10282676
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically or autonomously performing signal processing-based learning in a process plant are disclosed. Generally, said techniques automatically or autonomously perform signal processing on a real-time signal that is generated based on the process plant controlling a process. Typically, the signal corresponds to a parameter value that varies over time, and the signal is processed as it is generated in real-time during on-line plant operations. Results of the signal processing may indicate characteristics of the signal, and one or more analytics functions may determine the sources of the characteristics, which may include a process element or device, a piece of equipment, and/or an asset of the process plant that is upstream, within the process, of the source of the signal. An autonomous signal processor may be integrated with or included in a process control device and/or a big data node of the process plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Peter Zornio, Wilhelm K. Wojsznis, J. Michael Lucas, Paul R. Muston, Eric D. Rotvold, Terrence L. Blevins
  • Publication number: 20180183283
    Abstract: A stator assembly comprising: a stator having an inner diameter; a plurality of coils wrapped around the stator; and a seal plate positioned on the lower surface of the stator and spanning the inner diameter of the stator, the seal plate having at least one welded edge to form a hermetic seal along the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Michael A. Lucas, David M. Rix, Edward B. Manring, Yogesh G. Datar, Madeline J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9904263
    Abstract: Smart process objects, which have both graphical and simulation elements, may be used to create one or more graphic displays and one or more process simulation modules, each having elements which may communicate with one another and with devices within a process plant to model and depict the operation of a process plant. The smart process objects may include one or more device objects, which represent physical devices within the process plant, and may include one or more smart connection objects which represent and model the flow of a material, such as a gas, a liquid, a composition of solid, electricity, etc., through a connection between entities within the process plant. The smart process objects may also include one or more smart stream objects, which also may represent and model the flow of a material at a particular point in the process plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Terrence Blevins, Mark Nixon, Michael Lucas, Arthur Webb, Ken Beoughter
  • Publication number: 20180029714
    Abstract: Aircraft, vibration isolation assemblies, and methods of assembling vibration isolation assemblies are provided. An aircraft includes a vibration isolation assembly. The vibration isolation assembly includes a mounting track, a plate, a clamp block, a vibration isolator, and a support fitting. The mounting track defines a cavity and includes flanges that define an opening to the cavity. The plate is configured to be positioned on the flanges outside of the cavity. The clamp block is configured to be fastened to the plate under the flanges of the mounting track within the cavity. The vibration isolator is configured to be laterally constrained by the clamp block within the cavity. The support fitting is configured to be secured to the vibration isolator outside of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Lucas, Kristopher P. Lynch, Benjamin Frank Wilson, Jeffrey Jonas
  • Patent number: 9880540
    Abstract: A user interface system for a process plant includes a graphic display editor to configure a process graphic display having a graphic display element representative of a process plant element of the process plant. The process graphic display is specified via configuration information set forth in a declarative language. A graphics rendering engine generates a depiction of the process graphic display during runtime based on commands derived from the configuration information set forth in the declarative language. The configuration information for the process graphic display may be stored as an object, which, for instance, may include first and second portions to define a graphical parameter and identify a data source, respectively. The graphical parameter may be directed to defining a graphical depiction of the process plant element and, to this end, may be set forth in a formal in accordance with the declarative language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Tennyson Hao, Francis De Guzman, Richard Rodriguez, Ryan Valderama, J. Michael Lucas, Ken J. Beoughter, Stephen Gilbert