Patents by Inventor Michael McCord

Michael McCord 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: 10540355
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for minimizing latency of a query load on a database system by accessing data using an adaptive B-tree index structure comprising a plurality of nodes includes determining one or more characteristics of the query load that are associated with one or more queries received by the database system, determining, for each of the plurality of nodes of the adaptive B-tree index structure, whether to convert the node to a read-optimized node or a write-optimized node based on the one or more characteristics of the query load, and converting at least one of the plurality of nodes to a read-optimized node or a write-optimized node based on the one or more characteristics of the query load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Terrain Data, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McCord Agnich, Charles Edison Tripp, Nathaniel Smith, Benjamin Smith
  • Patent number: 9587990
    Abstract: An arrangement for sensing temperature in an electric machine comprises a plate member including a first side, a second side, a perimeter portion, and at least one hole extending through the plate member from the first side to the second side. A mount is coupled to the plate member. The mount includes a retention surface, at least one first arm, and at least one second arm. The retention surface is removed from the first side of the plate member. The at least one first arm extends from the retention surface and engages the perimeter portion of the plate member. The at least one second arm extends from the retention surface and through the at least one hole of the plate member. A temperature sensor is positioned between the first side of the plate member and the retention surface of the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Remy Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Michael McCord
  • Publication number: 20150346036
    Abstract: An arrangement for sensing temperature in an electric machine comprises a plate member including a first side, a second side, a perimeter portion, and at least one hole extending through the plate member from the first side to the second side. A mount is coupled to the plate member. The mount includes a retention surface, at least one first arm, and at least one second arm. The retention surface is removed from the first side of the plate member. The at least one first arm extends from the retention surface and engages the perimeter portion of the plate member. The at least one second arm extends from the retention surface and through the at least one hole of the plate member. A temperature sensor is positioned between the first side of the plate member and the retention surface of the mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Remy Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Michael McCord
  • Publication number: 20150268273
    Abstract: A test probe system including a test probe structure. The test probe system may include the test probe structure including a probe support, and a conductive, conformable component coupled to the probe support. The conductive, conformable component may be configured to: directly contact a test surface of a test structure, or couple a conductive element to the probe support. The conductive element may directly contact the test surface of the test structure. The test probe system may also include a conductive liquid dispensing system coupled to the test probe structure. The conductive liquid dispensing system may be configured to supply a conductive liquid to the test surface of the test structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anuranjini Pragada, Ming L. Sartee, Shin John Choi, Joon Kwon, Richard Lim, Michael McCord
  • Publication number: 20130344790
    Abstract: An air cycle machine (ACM) for an environmental control system (ECS) includes a diffuser formed of a single, unitary component and having a first end and a second end, wherein the diffuser is disposed, and operably coupled to, a first component proximate the first end and to a second component proximate the second end. Also included is a mounting support integrally formed with the diffuser for fixedly retaining at least one trim duct proximate the diffuser. Further included is a mounting attachment integrally formed with the diffuser for supporting a pack wiring harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald E. Army, Patrick Michael McCord
  • Patent number: 7982357
    Abstract: A brush holder assembly for a dynamo-electric machine includes a brush fixture snap-fittingly secured to a shielding fixture. A brush member is moveably mounted within the brush fixture and includes a recessed region, and a shunt member. The shunt member includes a first end operatively connected to the brush member at the recessed region that extends through an intermediate region to a second end. A constant force spring is operatively connected between the second end section of the brush and the brush fixture. The brush holder assembly also includes a shunt retainer mounted in the brush fixture abutting the brush member. The shunt retainer includes a first leg portion, a second leg portion and a base portion. The shunt retainer is configured to maintain proper alignment of the constant force spring and prevent entanglement of the shunt member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Remy Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Curtis Harris, Michael McCord, Christopher H. Hunt
  • Publication number: 20100141082
    Abstract: A brush holder assembly for a dynamo-electric machine includes a brush fixture snap-fittingly secured to a shielding fixture. A brush member is moveably mounted within the brush fixture and includes a recessed region, and a shunt member. The shunt member includes a first end operatively connected to the brush member at the recessed region that extends through an intermediate region to a second end. A constant force spring is operatively connected between the second end section of the brush and the brush fixture. The brush holder assembly also includes a shunt retainer mounted in the brush fixture abutting the brush member. The shunt retainer includes a first leg portion, a second leg portion and a base portion. The shunt retainer is configured to maintain proper alignment of the constant force spring and prevent entanglement of the shunt member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Curtis Harris, Michael McCord, Christopher H. Hunt
  • Publication number: 20090188025
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a portable toilet with modules that permit simultaneous use by more than one individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Michael McCord
  • Patent number: 7365471
    Abstract: An internal cooling fan assembly for use with a claw-pole segment of a rotor assembly is provided that maximizes air flow while providing a reduced sound signature. The fan assembly includes a base portion that contacts the claw-pole segment when the fan assembly is mounted to the claw-pole segment. The fan assembly also includes a number of blades extending from the base portion such that the blades project outward from a plane normal to the rotor. The plurality of blades have a geometry that aligns with roots of the claw-pole segment. In addition, a first blade of the number of blades is of a first configuration and a second blade of the number of blades is of a second configuration different from the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Remy Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Creviston, Michael McCord, Chris Bledsoe, David Maley
  • Patent number: 7345391
    Abstract: A cover assembly for one end of a rotating electrical machine includes a one-piece cover formed of plastic material attached to an end frame supporting at least one electrical component to protect said electrical component from external damage, the cover has an end wall and an axially extending side wall, the side wall has an end surface that engages the end frame; a mounting boss is disposed at the end frame; and a single fastener extends through the end surface. A clamp load at the single fastener securely holds the cover relative to the end frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Remy International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Bradfield, Michael A. McCord
  • Patent number: 7274121
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for fastening internal cooling fans to claw-pole segments are provided. A claw-pole segment suitable for use in a rotor of an electro-mechanical machine is formed. The claw-pole segment may include a base portion, at least one claw pole projecting axially from the base in a first direction, and at least one protrusion projecting axially from the base in a second direction opposite the first direction. A fan assembly that attaches to the claw-pole segment is also formed. The fan assembly may include at least one opening for receiving the at least one protrusion, and may be formed with varying configurations to affect the frequency response of the fan. The portion of the at least one protrusion extends through and beyond the opening of the fan assembly when the fan assembly is mounted on the claw-pole segment and expands in response to an application of an axial load, to secure the fan assembly to the claw-pole segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Remy Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Creviston, Michael McCord, Chris Bledsoe, David Maley
  • Publication number: 20070022115
    Abstract: An improved solution for extracting and identifying key terms in content is provided. In the solution, one or more documents can be obtained and one or more candidate terms can be obtained from the content of each document. Subsequently, one or more exclusion conditions can be used to filter the candidate terms thereby generating a set of key terms. In particular, all common terms and/or all near duplicate candidate terms can be excluded from the set of key terms. The set of key terms can be used in translating the content, generating a glossary/index for the content, detecting and/or correcting incorrect terms and usages of terms in the content, building a terminology repository, and/or the like. In one embodiment, the key term extraction is performed to facilitate the translation of product documentation into a second language in order to release the product in one or more nations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORAION
    Inventors: Kara Warburton, Arendse Bernth, Michael McCord, David Walters
  • Publication number: 20060197404
    Abstract: An internal cooling fan assembly for use with a claw-pole segment of a rotor assembly is provided that maximizes air flow while providing a reduced sound signature. The fan assembly includes a base portion that contacts the claw-pole segment when the fan assembly is mounted to the claw-pole segment. The fan assembly also includes a number of blades extending from the base portion such that the blades project outward from a plane normal to the rotor. The plurality of blades have a geometry that aligns with roots of the claw-pole segment. In addition, a first blade of the number of blades is of a first configuration and a second blade of the number of blades is of a second configuration different from the first configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Alex Creviston, Michael McCord, Chris Bledsoe, David Maley
  • Publication number: 20060197403
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for fastening internal cooling fans to claw-pole segments are provided. A claw-pole segment suitable for use in a rotor of an electromechanical machine is formed. The claw-pole segment may include a base portion, at least one claw pole projecting axially from the base in a first direction, and at least one protrusion projecting axially from the base in a second direction opposite the first direction. A fan assembly that attaches to the claw-pole segment is also formed. The fan assembly may include at least one opening for receiving the at least one protrusion, and may be formed with varying configurations to affect the frequency response of the fan. The portion of the at least one protrusion extends through and beyond the opening of the fan assembly when the fan assembly is mounted on the claw-pole segment and expands in response to an application of an axial load, to secure the fan assembly to the claw-pole segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Alex Creviston, Michael McCord, Chris Bledsoe
  • Publication number: 20060181167
    Abstract: A cover assembly for one end of a rotating electrical machine includes a one-piece cover formed of plastic material attached to an end frame supporting at least one electrical component to protect said electrical component from external damage, the cover has an end wall and an axially extending side wall, the side wall has an end surface that engages the end frame; a mounting boss is disposed at the end frame; and a single fastener extends through the end surface. A clamp load at the single fastener securely holds the cover relative to the end frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Bradfield, Michael McCord
  • Patent number: 6995486
    Abstract: An electronic package for an electrical machine preferably a rotary current generator includes a slip ring end (SRE) frame defining one end of a housing configured for mounting a rotor therein so as to be rotatable; a plurality of negative diodes dispersed in an angular fashion in the SRE frame acting as a negative heat sink; a plurality of positive diodes mounted on a separate electrically conductive plate located above a location of the plurality of negative diodes, the plate being configured as a positive heat sink having corresponding holes such that leads extending from each negative diode protrude directly therethrough and openings formed in the positive heat sink to engage a body of each positive diode; and a non-conductive separator fitted over a series of bosses that space the positive heat sink above a top surface defining the negative heat sink, the separator configured to electrically insulate the positive heat sink and negative heat sink from one another, wherein waste heat from the positive and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Remy International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Bradfield, David Maley, Michael McCord, Chirs Bledsoe
  • Publication number: 20050194850
    Abstract: An electronic package for an electrical machine preferably a rotary current generator includes a slip ring end (SRE) frame defining one end of a housing configured for mounting a rotor therein so as to be rotatable; a plurality of negative diodes dispersed in an angular fashion in the SRE frame acting as a negative heat sink; a plurality of positive diodes mounted on a separate electrically conductive plate located above a location of the plurality of negative diodes, the plate being configured as a positive heat sink having corresponding holes such that leads extending from each negative diode protrude directly therethrough and openings formed in the positive heat sink to engage a body of each positive diode; and a non-conductive separator fitted over a series of bosses that space the positive heat sink above a top surface defining the negative heat sink, the separator configured to electrically insulate the positive heat sink and negative heat sink from one another, wherein waste heat from the positive and
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Bradfield, David Maley, Michael McCord, Chirs Bledsoe
  • Patent number: 6911750
    Abstract: An electronic package for an electrical machine preferably a rotary current generator includes a slip ring end (SRE) frame defining one end of a housing configured for mounting a rotor therein so as to be rotatable; a plurality of negative diodes dispersed in an angular fashion in the SRE frame acting as a negative heat sink; a plurality of positive diodes mounted on a separate electrically conductive plate located above a location of the plurality of negative diodes, the plate being configured as a positive heat sink having corresponding holes such that leads extending from each negative diode protrude directly therethrough and openings formed in the positive heat sink to engage a body of each positive diode; and a non-conductive separator fitted over a series of bosses that space the positive heat sink above a top surface defining the negative heat sink, the separator configured to electrically insulate the positive heat sink and negative heat sink from one another, wherein waste heat from the positive and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Delco Remy International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Bradfield, David Maley, Michael McCord, Chris Bledsoe
  • Publication number: 20050001492
    Abstract: An electronic package for an electrical machine preferably a rotary current generator includes a slip ring end (SRE) frame defining one end of a housing configured for mounting a rotor therein so as to be rotatable; a plurality of negative diodes dispersed in an angular fashion in the SRE frame acting as a negative heat sink; a plurality of positive diodes mounted on a separate electrically conductive plate located above a location of the plurality of negative diodes, the plate being configured as a positive heat sink having corresponding holes such that leads extending from each negative diode protrude directly therethrough and openings formed in the positive heat sink to engage a body of each positive diode; and a non-conductive separator fitted over a series of bosses that space the positive heat sink above a top surface defining the negative heat sink, the separator configured to electrically insulate the positive heat sink and negative heat sink from one another, wherein waste heat from the positive and
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Bradfield, David Maley, Michael McCord, Chris Bledsoe
  • Patent number: 4189898
    Abstract: An egg packer in which the eggs are aligned while being conveyed to a transfer position with the eggs thereat having their narrow ends in an abutting relation with a transversely disposed vertical wall. A receptacle is disposed adjacent the end of the conveyor into which the eggs are guided with the larger end of the egg first entering into the receptacle. Upon rotation of the receptacle, the egg is turned and assumes a position with the narrow end facing downwardly. A pair of shell members receive the egg and move it into alignment with the egg carton or other receiving means at which the shell members are opened and the egg is deposited with the narrow end thereof downwardly facing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventors: Frank G. Moulds, Michael A. McCord