Patents by Inventor Michael McBride

Michael McBride 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: 20210342871
    Abstract: Endogenous and exogenous variables associated with an item for sale by an affiliate may be displayed to a user of an affiliate decision-making tool. In response to the user selecting one of the endogenous variables, the affiliate decision-making tool may compute a number of introductions, a number of leads, and a number of sales for each of a plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable. The computation may be done utilizing a display position algorithm. A visualization of effects of setting the endogenous variable at different levels may be presented. The user may interact with the display position algorithm to vary one or more of the plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable such that the affiliate is eligible or disqualified to be displayed by an intermediary in response to a search for the item by a visitor of a network site owned and operated by the intermediary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Michael D. Swinson, Jason McBride, Isaac Lemon Laughlin, Thomas J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11132702
    Abstract: Endogenous and exogenous variables associated with an item for sale by an affiliate may be displayed to a user of an affiliate decision-making tool. In response to the user selecting one of the endogenous variables, the affiliate decision-making tool may compute a number of introductions, a number of leads, and a number of sales for each of a plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable. The computation may be done utilizing a display position algorithm. A visualization of effects of setting the endogenous variable at different levels may be presented. The user may interact with the display position algorithm to vary one or more of the plurality of possible values of the endogenous variable such that the affiliate is eligible or disqualified to be displayed by an intermediary in response to a search for the item by a visitor of a network site owned and operated by the intermediary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TrueCar, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Swinson, Jason McBride, Isaac Lemon Laughlin, Thomas J. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20210288828
    Abstract: A method implemented by a controller in a software defined network (SDN), the method comprising sending, to an overlay edge node, a query message comprising a client specific multicast address, receiving, from the overlay edge node, one or more report messages corresponding to the query message, wherein each of the one or more report messages comprises an address of each of one or more virtual machines (VMs) coupled to the overlay edge node, and updating membership of a multicast group, which is identified by the client specific multicast address, such that the one or more VMs are members in the updated membership of the multicast group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Dunbar, Michael McBride
  • Publication number: 20210278755
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to modular camera mounts interoperable with cameras. The modular camera mount may include a bracket comprising a first mounting portion positioned perpendicular to a camera mounting portion. The first mounting portion may facilitate securing the modular camera mount to a first surface, wherein the first surface may comprise a small area. Both the camera mounting portion and the first mounting portion may include a plurality of mounting provisions configured to align with mounting provisions of a cover. The cover may be secured to the bracket via a plurality of fasteners threaded through the mounting provisions. Securing the cover to the bracket may form a chamber therebetween, wherein the chamber may be a conduit for a cable configured to electrically connect the camera to a power source. The cover may be configured to secure the position adjustable camera via an angular adjustable bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Derek Joseph BOYES, Frederick Michael MCBRIDE
  • Publication number: 20210278754
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to camera mounts interoperable with cameras mountable in a wide variety of different environments. The camera mount may include a bracket, wherein the bracket may be configured to be secured to a mounting surface. The bracket may be comprised of an adapter plate interoperable with a wall switch plate, wherein the wall switch plate secures to the mounting surface. The adapter plate may include a first plurality of mounting holes configured to align with a second plurality of mounting holes positioned within the wall switch plate. The mount may further include an angled portion that includes a second cable route opening and a plurality of mounting provisions that may be configured to align with the mounting holes and a first cable route opening of the adapter plate. The angled portion may further include a camera mounting surface configured to interoperate with the adjusting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Derek Joseph BOYES, Frederick Michael MCBRIDE
  • Publication number: 20210278037
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to camera mounts and cameras implementable in mounting-restricted environments. The camera mount may comprise a bracket and an optional cover, wherein the bracket may be configured to mount to a surface and the bracket configured to protect the camera. The bracket may include a mounting portion, an angled portion and an adjustment portion, which each may be configured to angle the camera relative to the surface. The mounting component may be configured to include a clearance portion that may facilitate angling the camera. The angled portion may be configured to be a wedge angled relative to the surface. The adjusting portion may be pivotable around an axis parallel to the surface such that in combination, the adjusting portion and the angled portion may facilitate the positioning of the camera to include a viewing angle that may vary up to 65°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Derek Joseph BOYES, Frederick Michael MCBRIDE
  • Patent number: 10958461
    Abstract: A method implemented by a controller in a software defined network (SDN), the method comprising sending, to an overlay edge node, a query message comprising a client specific multicast address, receiving, from the overlay edge node, one or more report messages corresponding to the query message, wherein each of the one or more report messages comprises an address of each of one or more virtual machines (VMs) coupled to the overlay edge node, and updating membership of a multicast group, which is identified by the client specific multicast address, such that the one or more VMs are members in the updated membership of the multicast group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Dunbar, Michael McBride
  • Patent number: 10894332
    Abstract: A system and method utilizes strategies, priority rules, specifications, and comparisons to calculate the fewest number of cuts to separate individual instances from an imaged media sheet. Embodiments of the systems and methods may produce an optimal or more efficient arrangement of the media instances on an imaged media to minimize a total number of cuts to separate the instances, and thus reduce an overall cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Rohan John Holt, James Michael McBride
  • Publication number: 20200412633
    Abstract: A per-hop postcard technique is disclosed. The per-hop postcard technique is implemented to improve Postcard-based Telemetry (PBT). A per-section postcard technique is also disclosed. The per-section postcard technique is implemented to improve In-situ OAM (IOAM). By utilizing these techniques, suitable on-path telemetry may be obtained for multicast traffic. In addition, these techniques may be used to reconstruct and visualize a multicast tree, to conduct performance monitoring, and to perform trouble shooting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Haoyu Song, Michael McBride
  • Publication number: 20200381637
    Abstract: Devices and methods relating stretchable electronics are disclosed. Some disclosed embodiments relate to a stretchable electronic film comprising an insulating polymer and less than 1 wt % of a semiconducting polymer. Other disclosed embodiments relate to manufacturing a multi-layered, stretchable electronic device characterized by a single peel-off step for integrating all components of the device rather than a multi-peel synthesis of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Guoyan ZHANG, Michael MCBRIDE, Ping-Hsun CHU, Elsa REICHMANIS, Nils Erland PERSSON
  • Publication number: 20200293756
    Abstract: A frictionless access control system and method embodying satellite cameras for facial recognition are disclosed. The cameras capture image data of individuals at an access point such as a door. Preferably, two or more cameras are placed on opposite sides of the access point to increase the likelihood that the individuals are captured in the image data. A facial cropper module extracts facial patches from the image data, and a facial signature module computes facial signatures from the facial patches. A facial recognition module receives the computed facial signatures from the facial signature module, matches the computed facial signatures to stored facial signatures, and sends user identity information of individuals corresponding to the stored facial signatures to the facial signature module when the computed facial signatures match the stored facial signatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Alexander Ainsworth, Ian C. Westmacott, Martin J. Donaghy, John McKenna, Derek Boyes, Terry Neill, Frederick Michael McBride, Walter A. Martin
  • Publication number: 20200230663
    Abstract: A sensor system includes: a housing having an internal wall defining an opening; a transparent window mounted within the opening; a sensor device within the housing and having at least one of a sensor output or a sensor input alignable with the transparent window; a vibration device in communication with the transparent window, where the vibration device is controllable to produce a first sonic movement; where the transparent window is movably responsive to the first sonic movement with a second sonic movement; and at least one damping member located between the transparent window and the sensor device, where the damping member substantially isolates the sensor device from at least the second sonic movement of the transparent window. A method includes determining a cleaning trigger corresponding to cleaning the transparent window; and controlling, in response to the cleaning trigger, a vibration frequency, amplitude, or duration of the vibration device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick Michael MCBRIDE, Timothy HARRISON
  • Patent number: 10687253
    Abstract: Described in an example embodiment is an end-to-end admission control system that allows any rich media application to secure admission control in an environment where there are mixed wireless and wired segments in the network. In particular embodiments, the system includes the integration of Add Traffic Stream (ADDTS) and Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) admission control mechanisms, the mapping of parameters between these two mechanisms, the admission control policies, and failure handling for the end-to-end resource control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McBride, Subhasri Dhesikan, Neil Diener, David S. Stephenson, Rajneesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10567819
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes determining, by a processing system, whether a transmission from a client device includes a request to participate in a sponsored data session. If a sponsored data session is requested, the request is sent to equipment of a sponsoring entity. The processing system receives a list of data items available from the equipment of the sponsoring entity in the sponsored data session; initiates the sponsored data session; and generates a session identifier for transmission to the client device. The processing system also determines whether a subsequent request received from the client device corresponds to a listed data item, and causes a sponsored data rate to be applied to a client account for transfer of the data item. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC, The DIRECTV
    Inventors: Rajendra Dadlani, Michael McBride, Rasesh Patel, Constance Goshgarian, Michael Depies, Ranny Sue, Suja John, Atanu Basak, Maria Dillard, Pankaj Sharma, Sarah Lyons, Tam Leminh, Umesh Balani, Yeung Chan
  • Publication number: 20200038917
    Abstract: A shape packing technique is introduced that can be applied in various applications such as automated print production. In an example embodiment, items that are to be placed into a target shape are sorted based on size to form item groups that include similarly sized items. Potential blocks including arrangements of one or more items are created from the sorted item groups. A placement solution is then generated by placing the potential blocks in the target shape using a recursive process that avoids redundant placement solutions until all of the potential blocks are placed or no other potential blocks are able to be placed. The placement solution can then be utilized, for example, to control a printer to print multiple images on a substrate and/or to control an automated cutting device to cut the substrate into multiple partitions according to the placement solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: James Michael McBride
  • Patent number: 10430871
    Abstract: A method of executing a transaction for a user at a self-service terminal is described. The method comprises: (a) sensing a stroke gesture delineated by the user on a touch-sensitive panel; (b) recognizing the delineated stroke gesture; and (c) matching the delineated stroke gesture to one of a plurality of defined transaction strokes, each defined transaction stroke being associated with a specific transaction. The method further comprises (d) executing the specific transaction associated with the matched transaction stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Michael McBride
  • Patent number: 10320882
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for discovering and tracking uniform resource locators (URLs) for the purposes of managing sponsored data. For instance, in one example, a method includes monitoring a request for a stream of data delivered to a user endpoint device via a content distribution network, wherein the stream of data is accessed via a digital content distribution application running on the user endpoint device, discovering a uniform resource locator associated with the stream of data, and updating a list of sponsored uniform resource locators in accordance with the discovering, wherein the sponsored uniform resource locators comprise uniform resource locators that are permitted to be accessed by the digital content distribution application without impacting a data allowance allocated to the user endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajendra Dadlani, Constance Goshgarian, Maria Dillard, Jeffrey Wilson, Ranny Sue, Umesh Balani, Arlene Cava, Michael McBride, Pankaj Sharma, Xavier D. Riley
  • Publication number: 20190140853
    Abstract: A method implemented by a controller in a software defined network (SDN), the method comprising sending, to an overlay edge node, a query message comprising a client specific multicast address, receiving, from the overlay edge node, one or more report messages corresponding to the query message, wherein each of the one or more report messages comprises an address of each of one or more virtual machines (VMs) coupled to the overlay edge node, and updating membership of a multicast group, which is identified by the client specific multicast address, such that the one or more VMs are members in the updated membership of the multicast group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Dunbar, Michael McBride
  • Patent number: D930601
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. McBride, Matthew Michael Bosway
  • Patent number: D931599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KNOX Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Weiland, James McBride, Luz Amaya, Dominik Sheffler, Jason Pedersen