Patents by Inventor Michael Morris

Michael Morris 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: 20190207685
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides optical link management in a marine seismic environment. A first device can transmit, to a second device, a first optical transmission at a first output level. The first optical transmission can include a first packet corresponding to a network protocol. The first device can determine that the second device failed to receive the first packet via the first optical transmission. The first device can transmit, responsive to failure of the first optical transmission, a second optical transmission at a second output level different than the first output level. The second optical transmission can include a second packet corresponding to the network protocol. The first device can identify that the second packet was successfully received by the second link manager agent. The first device can establish, responsive to the identification that the second packet was successfully received, the second output level as a transmission output level for the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Morris, Thomas O'Brien, Philip Navratil
  • Patent number: 10341032
    Abstract: An apparatus is described which uses directly modulated InGaN Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) or InGaN lasers as the transmitters for an underwater data-communication device. The receiver uses automatic gain control to facilitate performance of the apparatus over a wide-range of distances and water turbidities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Magseis FF LLC
    Inventors: William Hopewell, Philip Lacovara, Michael Morris
  • Patent number: 10327750
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for correcting sagittal imbalance in a spine including instruments for performing the controlled release of the anterior longitudinal ligament through a lateral access corridor and hyper-lordotic lateral implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Luiz Pimenta, Michael Serra, Andrew Morris, Nathan Lovell, Nelson Oi, Eugene Shoshtaev
  • Publication number: 20190187341
    Abstract: An optical system including a first microstructured surface; and a second microstructured surface; wherein the first microstructured surface is aligned along an axis with the second microstructured surface is provided. An illumination system including a light source and the optical system is also included. A method of diffusing light is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Stephen H. CHAKMAKJIAN, George Michael MORRIS, Bradley John WARD, Tasso R. M. SALES
  • Publication number: 20190173885
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for wireless communication of analyte data. In embodiments, a method of using a diabetes management partner interface to configure an analyte sensor system for wireless communication with a plurality of partner devices is provided. The method includes the analyte sensor system receiving authorization to provide one of the partner devices with access to a set of configuration parameters via the diabetes management partner interface. The set of configuration parameters is stored in a memory of the analyte sensor system. The method also includes, responsive to input received from the one partner device via the diabetes management partner interface, the analyte sensor system setting or causing a modification to the set of configuration parameters, according to a system requirement of the one partner device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Apurv Ullas Kamath, Michael Robert Mensinger, Nicholas Polytaridis, Gary A. Morris, Alexandra E. Constantin, Douglas William Burnette, Mario Remon, Jorge R. Barreras, Benjamin Elrod West, Christopher R. Hannemann
  • Patent number: 10268570
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for automated generation of test files and for related testing. According to one method, the method includes receiving a configuration file, where the configuration file indicates a test case or a test plan to be generated, wherein the configuration file includes a feature identifier or a bug identifier and information about a system under test (SUT). The method also includes generating at least one test file based on the configuration file, wherein the at least one test file is for testing a feature or a bug in the SUT associated with the feature identifier or the bug identifier in the configuration file. The method further includes generating at least one directory based on the configuration file and storing the at least one test file in the at least one directory. The method also includes testing the feature or bug in the SUT using the at least one test file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Michael Morris
  • Patent number: 10270541
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides optical link management in a marine seismic environment. A first device can transmit, to a second device, a first optical transmission at a first output level. The first optical transmission can include a first packet corresponding to a network protocol. The first device can determine that the second device failed to receive the first packet via the first optical transmission. The first device can transmit, responsive to failure of the first optical transmission, a second optical transmission at a second output level different than the first output level. The second optical transmission can include a second packet corresponding to the network protocol. The first device can identify that the second packet was successfully received by the second link manager agent. The first device can establish, responsive to the identification that the second packet was successfully received, the second output level as a transmission output level for the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Magseis FF LLC
    Inventors: Michael Morris, Thomas O'Brien, Philip Navratil
  • Publication number: 20190087849
    Abstract: The systems, methods, and computer program products (collectively “systems”) described herein are generally configured to monitor actions in digital channels. More specifically, the systems are capable of creating reservations for items and initiating payments for the items based on actions or information received from the digital channel. The systems are capable of syncing transaction accounts with various digital channels. Moreover, the systems are capable of initiating or completing transaction based on user information. The systems may also be capable of providing rewards based on activities or accomplishments in the digital channels. Moreover, the systems may be capable of verifying activities based on transaction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: MICHAEL MORRIS, STEPHANIE SCHULTZ, ILIAS TSANGARIS, DAVID WOLF, MICHAEL YU
  • Publication number: 20190006808
    Abstract: A terminal cassette assembly for a terminal crimping machine includes a cassette housing having a terminal reel chamber holding a terminal reel and a crimp tooling chamber holding crimp tooling with a terminal reel door and a crimp tooling cover, respectively. The crimp tooling includes lower tooling including an anvil and upper tooling including a wire crimper. At least one of the upper tooling and the lower tooling are held in position relative to the terminal crimping machine by the cassette housing when the cassette housing is coupled to the terminal crimping machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher John Karrasch, Michael Morris
  • Patent number: 10171181
    Abstract: An apparatus is described which uses directly modulated InGaN Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) or InGaN lasers as the transmitters for an underwater data-communication device. The receiver uses automatic gain control to facilitate performance of the apparatus over a wide-range of distances and water turbidities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fairfield Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William Hopewell, Philip Lacovara, Michael Morris
  • Patent number: 10163122
    Abstract: The systems, methods, and computer program products (collectively “systems”) described herein are generally configured to monitor actions in digital channels. More specifically, the systems are capable of creating reservations for items and initiating payments for the items based on actions or information received from the digital channel. The systems are capable of syncing transaction accounts with various digital channels. Moreover, the systems are capable of initiating or completing transaction based on user information. The systems may also be capable of providing rewards based on activities or accomplishments in the digital channels. Moreover, the systems may be capable of verifying activities based on transaction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Morris, Stephanie Schultz, Ilias Tsangaris, David Wolf, Michael Yu
  • Publication number: 20180356550
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods to perform or facilitate operation of a seismic survey. The system can include a seismic data acquisition unit. The seismic data acquisition unit can include a cap free subsea connector. The connector can be formed of a snap ring, pin interconnect and socket insert. The snap ring can contact the pin interconnect. The pin interconnect can contact the socket insert. The socket insert can be in contact with isolation electronics within the seismic data acquisition unit. The snap ring can lock or keep the pin interconnect in contact with the socket insert. The pin interconnect can be removable and replaceable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Morris, Sam Hand
  • Publication number: 20180309254
    Abstract: Crimp tooling includes an anvil and a wire crimper. The anvil includes a base and a tip with a cradle at the tip for supporting a terminal. The anvil has first and second anvil guide surfaces located relative to the cradle. The wire crimper has first and second legs on opposite sides of a crimp slot that receives the cradle and the terminal supported by the cradle. The wire crimper defines a crimp profile in the crimp slot configured to form the terminal during crimping. The first and second legs have first and second wire crimper guide surfaces, respectively. The first and second wire crimper guide surfaces are configured to engage the first and second anvil guide surfaces, respectively, to guide a position of the wire crimper relative to the anvil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Morris, Neil Deming, Michael Gerst, Matthew Steven Houser, Alois Conte
  • Publication number: 20180309253
    Abstract: Crimp tooling includes upper tooling for forming a terminal around a wire during crimping. The upper tooling includes a wire crimper and a wire crimper holder for holding the wire crimper. The wire crimper holder is removably coupled directly to a terminator ram of a terminal crimping machine and being driven by the terminator ram. The crimp tooling includes lower tooling assembly for supporting the terminal during crimping. The lower tooling assembly includes a base having a plate and an anvil supported by the plate. The base is removably coupled directly to the terminal crimping machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Morris, Christopher John Karrasch
  • Patent number: 10110421
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for using link aggregation group (LAG) status information are disclosed. According to one method, the method includes receiving LAG status information about a first LAG, wherein the LAG status information indicates that at least one link of the first LAG is operational. The method also includes determining, using the LAG status information about the first LAG, whether to perform a failover operation such that a second LAG is used instead of the first LAG. The method further includes in response to determining to perform the failover operation, performing the failover operation such that the second LAG is used instead of the first LAG and in response to determining not to perform the failover operation, continuing to use the first LAG without performing the failover operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Michael Morris
  • Publication number: 20180284107
    Abstract: A poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) membrane having a highly porous, reticulated, 3-D structure suitable for lateral flow diagnostic applications is described. Also described is a method for producing a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) membrane that comprises the steps of mixing a suitable amount of PMMA, a solvent and a optionally one of either a co-solvent or a non-solvent to produce a solution, casting a thin film of the solution onto a support, and removal of the solvent from the solution to produce the PMMA membrane. A lateral flow diagnostic device comprising a highly porous PMMA membrane as a reaction membrane is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Fleming, Michael Morris, Thomas Fitzgerald, Ramesh Babu, Paul Delaney, Clifton Ngan, Niamh Hennesey, Kamran Beyzavi
  • Publication number: 20180259087
    Abstract: A valve (100, 600) coupled to a conduit carrying a fluid is provided. The valve comprises a shaft (210, 610) disposed through a wall of the conduit, a fluid flow regulating means (230) coupled to the shaft (210, 610) inside the conduit, a rotatable support means (110, 320) coupled to the shaft (210, 610) outside the wall of the conduit, and a proximate bearing (310) coupled to the shaft (210, 610) at a distance from the rotatable support means (110, 320) wherein the proximate bearing (310) is coupled to the conduit via one or more isolation means (120, 130).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: NORGREN LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Edward Byers Sealy, Christopher Edward Narborough, William Benjamin Boult, John Michael Morris
  • Publication number: 20180259594
    Abstract: A magnetic field sensor includes one or more magnetic field sensing elements configured to generate a magnetic field signal responsive to a magnetic field and a detector coupled to receive an interpolated threshold and a signal representative of the magnetic field signal, wherein the detector is configured to compare the interpolated threshold with the signal representative of the magnetic field signal to generate a detector output signal. A memory is configured to store a first threshold value indicative of a threshold value at a first temperature and a second threshold value indicative of a threshold value at a second temperature lower than the first temperature and a threshold module coupled to the memory and configured to generate the interpolated threshold based on the stored first and second threshold values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: Devon Fernandez, Eric G. Shoemaker, Michael Morris, Dominik Weiland
  • Patent number: 9964229
    Abstract: A bypass valve (130) that regulates a flow of a fluid in a waste heat recovery system (100) is provided. The bypass valve (130) comprises a valve housing (220), an expander poppet (250) coupled to the valve housing (220) and adapted to prevent the flow of the fluid to an expander (140), and a valve stem (230) with at least a portion disposed in the valve housing (220) wherein the valve stem (230) is adapted to displace the expander poppet (250) to allow the fluid to flow to the expander (140), and regulate the flow of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Norgren Limited
    Inventors: Mark Edward Byers Sealy, John Michael Morris, Christopher Edward Narborough, Patrick Williams
  • Publication number: 20180119592
    Abstract: A fluid control module (200, 400) for a waste heat recovery system (100) with a working fluid is provided. The fluid control module comprises a module body (250, 430) at least partially enclosing a pump (220) and at least one valve (210, 230, 240, 410, 420), the module body having no dynamic seals to atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Norgren Limited
    Inventors: Mark Edward Byers Sealy, John Michael Morris, Christopher Edward Narborough, Patrick Williams