Patents by Inventor Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan 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: 11560636
    Abstract: Methods for forming a metal oxide electrolyte improve ionic conductivity. Some of those methods involve applying a first metal compound to a substrate, converting that metal compound to a metal oxide, applying a different metal compound to the metal oxide, and converting the different metal compound to form a second metal oxide. That substrate may be in nanobar form that conforms to an orientation imparted by a magnetic field or an electric field applied before or during the converting. Electrolytes so formed can be used in solid oxide fuel cells, electrolyzers, and sensors, among other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: FCET, INC., UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Leonid V. Budaragin, Mark A. Deininger, Michael M. Pozvonkov, D. Morgan Spears, II, Paul D. Fisher, Gerard M. Ludtka, Arvid E. Pasto
  • Publication number: 20230015738
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus having a fluid delivery system and a fluid recovery system is provided with a housing including an upright body and a base coupled with the upright body. Cleaning fluid and electrical wiring can be routed between the upright body and the base via a yoked spine section of the upright body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jacob S. Boles, Joel Edward Morgan, Steven Michael Bromiel
  • Patent number: 11558667
    Abstract: Disclosed examples determine a duplicated audience size representative of panelists exposed to television media and digital media; determine a panel duplication reach based on the duplicated audience size and a panelist population; determine a did-not-view reach based on a television audience size, a digital audience size, the duplicated audience size, and the panelist population; obtain an overlap multiplier as a ratio of (1) a product of the panel duplication reach and the did-not-view reach and (2) a product of a television panel reach and a digital panel reach; determine a duplication factor for a media item based on a television audience reach, a digital audience reach, and the overlap multiplier; and determine a total audience for the media item based on the television audience reach, the digital audience reach, and the duplication factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Kumar Nagaraja Rao, William Rene Waldron, Neung Soo Ha, Billie Jo Kline, Michael Morgan
  • Patent number: 11547524
    Abstract: A collector used to collect bone includes: a container body defining an interior containment space for receiving and retaining collected bone, and having at least one open end for access and removal of collected bone from the interior containment space; and a cap in covering relation to the open end of the container body such that access to the interior containment space for removal of collected bone is inhibited. The collector includes an intake port defining an opening for receiving therein a distal end of a kerrison rongeur for collecting cut bone from a cutting area thereof, and the cap includes at least one scraper for engaging and dislodging cut bone from the cutting area of a distal end of a kerrison rongeur when received within the intake port. The collector preferably is used with a kerrison rongeur for collecting cut bone therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: H & M Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas Eric Melin, Ryan Shane Gorman, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Michael Morgan Starkey, Thomas James Philpott
  • Patent number: 11551538
    Abstract: A waste cart includes a base housing; a center upright having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end is secured to the base housing; a top housing secured to the distal end of the center upright, wherein the top housing has two or more disposal openings for two or more separate disposal portions including, a first waste portion which has a first metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; and a second waste portion which includes a second metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; an electronics module which operates each metal detector independently; and an alarm indicator operationally associated with the electronics module which is activated when the electronics module detects the passage of a metal item through an opening into a waste portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: DITEQT, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Morgan Starkey, Lloyd Stephen Riggs, Aubrey Nathan Beal
  • Patent number: 11548725
    Abstract: Cover systems for storage tanks, such as those containing at least some petroleum. Pipe retention systems for retaining pipes to storage tanks, such as pipes that can transmit liquid containing at least some petroleum. Methods of attaching cover systems to tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Industrial & Environmental Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Morgan
  • Patent number: 11530235
    Abstract: Mutant mono ADP-ribose-polymerases (mono-PARP) proteins and small molecule compound substrates specific for the mutant mono-PARP proteins as well as methods of using these compositions to identify protein targets of the mono-PARPs and to screen for antagonists of the mono-PARPs are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Michael Cohen, Ian Carter-O'Connell, Rory Morgan, Haihong Jin
  • Publication number: 20220391434
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes receiving, from a first application, a first image file and a first set of metadata associated with the first image file, and updating an on-device index based on the first image file and the first set of metadata. The method may further include processing the first image file and the first set of metadata to generate a second set of metadata and updating the on-device index based on the second set of metadata. Upon receiving an image search query the process may identify a plurality of candidate image files from the on-device index based on the image search query, and providing the plurality of candidate image files for display in response to the image search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Nicole R. RYAN, Nathan DE VRIES, Michael S. SMOCHKO, Matias H. SULZBERGER, Alexandre R. MOHA, Kenneth S. WHITE, Lee A. MORGAN
  • Patent number: 11516232
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to generate an attack surface for a protected entity. The method an include receiving identifying information associated with the protected entity; scanning one or more third parties to identify a host associated with the protected entity; determining that the host resolves to a webpage; resolving the webpage; extracting a uniform resource locator (URL) from the resolved webpage; determining, based on at least one rule, that the URL is associated with the protected entity; and generating the attack surface for the protected entity, the attack surface comprising the URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: ZeroFOX, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Emile Sumpter, James Christopher Foster, Michael Morgan Price
  • Patent number: 11499107
    Abstract: Use of a liquid fuel composition in an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine containing a lubricating composition for lubricating said internal combustion engine, wherein the liquid fuel composition comprises at least one nitrogen-containing detergent additive, for the purpose of reducing engine wear caused by the presence of soot in the lubricating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SHELL USA, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Clift Southby, Renate Uitz-Choi, Roger Francis Cracknell, Joseph Michael Russo, Neal Matthew Morgan, Artemis Kontou
  • Patent number: 11479561
    Abstract: Novel tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative compounds are disclosed herein that may be used as an active ingredient for a pharmaceutical composition, and in particular, for a pharmaceutical composition useful for preventing or treating a disease or condition responsive to modulation of the contractility of the skeletal sarcomere. This may be accomplished, for example, by modulation of the troponin complex of the fast skeletal muscle sarcomere through one or more of fast skeletal myosin, actin, tropomyosin, troponin C, troponin I, and troponin T, and fragments and isoforms thereof. The tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative compounds can thus be used as an agent for preventing or treating 1) neuromuscular disorders, 2) disorders of voluntary muscle, 3) CNS disorders in which muscle weakness, atrophy, and fatigue are prominent symptoms, 4) muscle symptoms stemming from systemic disorders, and 5) dysfunctions of pelvic floor and urethral/anal sphincter muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Cytokinetics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ippei Sato, Takashi Kamikubo, Masanori Miura, Yuji Matsushima, Hiroaki Tanaka, Yasuhiro Shiina, Susumu Yamaki, Tomoyuki Saito, Hiroshi Kiyohara, Munemichi Ohe, Kayoko Mihara, Bradley Paul Morgan, Fady Malik, Scott Emile Collibee, Luke Ashcraft, Pu-Ping Lu, Jeffrey Michael Warrington, Marc Garard
  • Publication number: 20220330476
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods related to agricultural planters. In some implementations, the row unit includes a soil engaging member, where the soil engaging member engages at least one sidewall of a trench and displaces soil from the sidewall to cover the seed. In further implementations, the row unit includes a sensing system for sensing sidewall compaction and/or soil moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Dale Koch, Jason Stoller, Todd Swanson, Michael Strnad, Matthew Morgan, Ian Radtke, Timothy Kater, Jeremy Hodel
  • Publication number: 20220335808
    Abstract: A waste cart includes a base housing; a center upright having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end is secured to the base housing; a top housing secured to the distal end of the center upright, wherein the top housing has two or more disposal openings for two or more separate disposal portions including, a first waste portion which has a first metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; and a second waste portion which includes a second metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; an electronics module which operates each metal detector independently; and an alarm indicator operationally associated with the electronics module which is activated when the electronics module detects the passage of a metal item through an opening into a waste portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Morgan Starkey, Lloyd Stephen Riggs, Aubrey Nathan Beal
  • Publication number: 20220333056
    Abstract: A system and method for growing and maintaining biological material including producing a protein associated with the tissue, selecting cells associated with the tissue, expanding the cells, creating at least one tissue bio-ink including the expanded cells, printing the at least one tissue bio-ink in at least one tissue growth medium mixture, growing the tissue from the printed at least one tissue bio-ink, and maintaining viability of the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher C. Langenfeld, David D. B. Cannan, Dirk A. van der Merwe, Dean Kamen, Jason A. Demers, Frederick Morgan, Timothy D. Moreau, Brian D. Tracey, Matthew Ware, Richard J. Lanigan, Michael A. Baker, David Blumberg, JR., Richard E. Andrews, Derek G. Kane, Dane Fawkes, Thomas J. Bollenbach, Michael C. Tilley, Stuart A. Jacobson, John F. Mannisto
  • Publication number: 20220324907
    Abstract: The compounds of the present invention are represented by the following compounds having Formula I and Formula (I?): where the substituents R1, R2, R2?, R3, R4, R5, R?, R?, X, Y, and Z are as defined herein and where the substituents R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R?, R?, X, Y, and Z are as defined herein. These compounds are used in the treatment of bacterial infections, parasite infections, fungal infections, cancer, immunologic disorders, autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and disorders, inflammatory disorders, or muscular dystrophy or for providing immunosuppression for transplanted organs or tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Gang LIN, Carl NATHAN, Laura KIRKMAN, Wenhu ZHAN, Trevor MORGAN, Kenjiro SATO, Ryoma HARA, Masanori KAWASAKI, Toshihiro IMAEDA, Akinori TOITA, Rei OKAMOTO, Takafumi YUKAWA, Kazuyoshi ASO, Tzu-Tshin WONG, John D. GINN, Michael A. FOLEY
  • Patent number: 11457557
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring soil properties including soil moisture, soil electrical conductivity and soil temperature during an agricultural input application. Embodiments include a soil reflectivity sensor and/or a soil temperature sensor mounted to a seed firmer for measuring moisture and temperature in a planting trench. A thermopile for measuring temperature via infrared radiation is described herein. In one example, the thermopile is disposed in a body and senses infrared radiation through an infrared transparent window. Aspects of any of the disclosed embodiments may be implemented in or communicate with an agricultural intelligence computer system as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Climate LLC
    Inventors: Dale Koch, Michael Strnad, Matthew Morgan, Brian McMahon
  • Patent number: 11451564
    Abstract: A method for disrupting a detected cyberthreat can include receiving a request, the request identifying suspected malicious content; identifying one or more indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with the content; enriching the request with the IOCs; verifying the request; and reporting the verified request and the one or more IOCs to a disruption network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ZeroFOX, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Kevin Small, Michael Morgan Price, Jason Emile Sumpter, James Christopher Foster
  • Patent number: 11449372
    Abstract: To ensure that clients use the most current versions of schemas and provide requests to particular Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) in a desired order, identifiers associated with resources may be used to determine client requests that comply with desired schemas and API interactions. When a request to access a first resource is received, a link to a second resource and an identifier may be provided. When a request to access the second resource is received, if the identifier associated with the request is absent or does not match the expected identifier, the request may be denied without using computational resources to process the request. Identifiers may include strings included in Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) or query parameters. Identifiers may also include modified field names, arrangements, or other characteristics of schemas associated with the requests. Schemas of received requests may be converted to standard schemas to prepare a response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Evan Alexander Chavis, Daniel Morgan Harris, Michael Linington, Tim Downs
  • Publication number: 20220264179
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to estimate population reach for different unions based on marginal ratings. An example apparatus includes memory and processor circuitry to determine a population reach estimate of a union of time intervals for which media ratings data is available, the population reach estimate based on a pseudo universe estimate of a population audience corresponding to the union of the time intervals; determine a pseudo universe estimate of a recorded audience corresponding to the union of the time intervals; determine the pseudo universe estimate of the population audience based on the pseudo universe estimate of the recorded audience; and in response to a decision to update the pseudo universe estimate of the population audience to reduce an error of the population reach estimate output the population reach estimate of the union when the error of the population reach estimate satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Sheppard, Jonathan Sullivan, Edward Murphy, Michael Morgan, Ludo Daemen
  • Patent number: 11414111
    Abstract: A system for enhancing personnel safety on a railroad track is presented. The system can receive data from sensors and/or a PTC system to determine positions of clients/worker and/or vehicles, and further utilize such data to determine if a vehicle is within a certain proximity of the client/worker location. The system can further generate geofences around clients/vehicles to and determine when such geofences intersect one another. Additionally, the present disclosure can assign severity levels and generate alerts with the assigned severity levels, and such severity levels can indicate how close a vehicle is to a particular location. It is an object of the invention to provide a system for generating alerts to notify personnel when they much retreat to a place of safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BNSF Railway Company
    Inventors: Eric Peter Olsen, Shanmugasundaram Rajasubramanian, Nithin Paul Mathew, Marutha Pandian Jagadesan, Michael Howard, David Himmelstein, Aamir Ahmad Halim, Wayne Morgan, Amit Kumar Dash, Jacob Bunkley, Dickson Waudo, William Stewart, Raven Wylie