Patents by Inventor Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson 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: 20200201895
    Abstract: Described herein is a computer implemented method for identifying one or more documents of potential relevance to an input query. The method comprises receiving the input query; processing input text from the query to generate an input query vector; accessing document records from a record database, each document record including a document vector; generating a document similarity score in respect of each accessed document, the document similarity score for a given document record being generated using the document vector for the given document record and the input query vector, the document similarity score for a given document record indicating the similarity of the input text to a document that the given document record is in respect of; and identifying one or more potentially relevant document records based on their document similarity scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: GEOFF SIMS, MICHAEL FULTHORP, MIKE ORTMAN, JEFF NELSON, MATTHEW HUNTER
  • Publication number: 20200201941
    Abstract: Described herein is a computer implemented method comprising accessing a document, generating a document vector in respect of the document, and generating a sentence vector for each sentence in the document. The method further comprises calculating a sentence similarity score for each sentence in the document which, for a given sentence, is calculated based on a similarity between the sentence vector for the given sentence and the document vector, and identifying one or more representative document sentences for inclusion in a document summary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: GEOFF SIMS, MICHAEL FULTHORP, MIKE ORTMAN, JEFF NELSON, MATTHEW HUNTER
  • Publication number: 20200196872
    Abstract: A method and system for estimating fractional fat content of an object of interest. The method and system include a thermoacoustic imaging system comprising an adjustable radio frequency (RF) applicator configured to emit RF energy pulses into the region of interest and heat tissue therein and an acoustic receiver configured to receive bipolar acoustic signals generated in response to heating of tissue in the region of interest; and one or more processors. The one or more processors are able to process bipolar acoustic signals received by the acoustic receiver in response to RF energy pulses emitted into the region of interest using the RF applicator to determine a setting for the RF applicator that yields bipolar acoustic signals with at least one enhanced metric thereof, determine an impedance of the RF applicator used to yield acoustic bipolar signals with the enhanced at least one metric, and estimate fractional fat content of the object of interest using the determined impedance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Nelson Davis, Jang Hwan Cho, Michael M. Thornton
  • Publication number: 20200201934
    Abstract: Described herein is a computer implemented method for associating product information with a particular document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: GEOFF SIMS, MICHAEL FULTHORP, MIKE ORTMAN, JEFF NELSON, MATTHEW HUNTER
  • Patent number: 10688963
    Abstract: A vehicle that includes in-vehicle controller(s) coupled to an external network transceiver, and configured to register a key fob and/or a mobile device configured as a key fob. The transceiver is configured to communicate autonomously with remote servers to respond to a key fob signal received from the server, which includes an authentication code and a remote control command generated by the key fob and/or mobile device configured as the key fob. In further variations, the key fob is also configured to be paired and/or registered by an external mobile device, by the authentication code, and to generate the remote control command via the mobile device. In response to the key fob signal, the controller(s) autonomously adjust vehicle systems, such as locking or unlocking, arming and disarming a security system, adjusting cabin and/or seat temperature and configuration preferences, as well as other driver vehicle preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Anthony Hatton, David Marvin Gersabeck, Thomas Nelson, Michael Andrew Simons, Ziad Alhihi, Ryan Conroy
  • Patent number: 10686828
    Abstract: Computerized systems and methods for sharing identified cyber-threat information in a standardized and secure format. The sharing of cyber-threat information assists in preventing malicious actors from replicating successful cyber-attacks by informing potential targets of the methods employed by the malicious actors, and the defensive measures that those targets should to implement to prevent those methods from succeeding. By distributing cyber-threat information in a standardized format, the systems and methods enable participating entities to automatically analyze and implement defensive measures for cyber-threat information shared by any other participating entities. The systems and methods also permit an entity to control which threat information it shares and which other entities it shares it with in a secure manner in order to preserve that entity's security and reputation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SOLTRA SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Aharon Chernin, Mark Clancy, David Eilken, Eric Guerrino, William Nelson
  • Patent number: 10682059
    Abstract: A radio frequency applicator comprises an open-ended, hollow waveguide having an aperture therein. A solid insert is positioned within the waveguide. The solid insert has a recess formed therein that is aligned with the aperture. Filler material is provided between facing surfaces of the waveguide and the insert to fill gaps therebetween. A radio frequency (RF) source extends through the aperture and into the recess and is configured to generate RF energy pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Nelson Davis, Charlton Chen, Michael M. Thornton
  • Patent number: 10685569
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for transferring one or more resources associated with an interaction via an automobile. The system is typically configured for receiving an input from a user, via one or components of an automobile, to identify one or more third party entities associated with an interaction, identifying, via the one or more components, a current location and a destination of the user, identifying the one or more third party entities between the current location and the destination, applying logic to select a first third party entity from the one or more third party entities, establishing a communication link with a remote device associated with the first third party entity, and initiating transfer of resources to the remote device to complete the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Allan Nelson, Karen Lea MacQueen, Ashish B. Tajpuria, Steven Michael Twombly, Tony England
  • Publication number: 20200187059
    Abstract: Arrangements (e.g., apparatus, method, machine-readable medium, chipset, etc.) guiding selection of a gateway to which to present a hand-off request for an outgoing communication session, including: referencing a gateway database storing gateway data for gateways of plural communication carriers, respectively, the gateway data of each subject gateway including an IP address and at least one connection efficiency value for the subject gateway; and considering connection efficiency values of ones of the gateways of the plural communication carriers in the gateway database according to a predetermined selection criteria, to form an output instruction which guides selection of at least one gateway to which to present the hand-off request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: James Milko, Scott Mullen, Richard Revels, Michael Nelson
  • Patent number: 10681208
    Abstract: Methods and architectures for improving operation of 9-1-1 and other emergency services networks. Enriched data (e.g., text messages, videos, phase II location information, etc.) may be transmitted to a PSAP via a secondary communication channel (i.e., data), wherein the primary communication channel is a voice telephony trunk. Disclosed embodiments may increase the speed with which accurate location information is made available to improve call routing accuracy and decrease dispatch time. Some embodiments may also enable continued operation of legacy emergency services systems during and after transition to next generation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Onvoy Spectrum, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Nelson, Michael Remacle
  • Publication number: 20200165121
    Abstract: A tank collar has an adjustable mounting surface for a containment sump, such that the containment sump may be adjusted on the tank collar to be substantially plumb, even if the tank collar itself is not plumb. In particular, the containment sump wall is angularly adjustable with respect to the tank collar, which is fixed to an underground storage tank (UST). This angular adjustability facilitates a method of installation in which imperfect angular orientation of the tank collar and UST may be compensated for by angular adjustment of the containment sump wall. During and after such angular adjustment, a consistent seal between the containment sump wall and the tank collar is maintained, such as in the form of a continuous line of contact around the circumference of the interface between the tank collar and the containment sump wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Christopherson, James Matthew Novak, Bill Nelson
  • Patent number: 10666594
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe proactive action by an intelligent personal assistant application/service to improve functionality of one or more applications. In one example, an intelligent personal assistant service may interface with a messaging application to analyze a message thread within the messaging application. The intelligent personal assistant service may analyze the message thread by evaluating context of message content within the message thread. Analysis of the message thread may occur proactively without requiring an explicit request for assistance from a user of a processing device. In response to the analyzing of the message thread, the intelligent personal assistant service may proactively provide a cue that includes content retrieved by the intelligent personal assistant service. An input may be received to include the cue within the message thread. In response to receiving the input, the cue may be displayed within the message thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Adam Pfriem, Mark Jozef Vitazko, Jared Frew, Jason Michael Nelson
  • Patent number: 10662823
    Abstract: A power generation system having a combustion engine with a Rankine bottoming cycle, the system including a first flow path for a process fluid and a second flow path for a working fluid, and a heat exchanger arranged along both the first and the second flow paths to transfer waste heat from the process fluid to the working fluid. The heat exchanger includes a first flow conduit being bounded by a first wall section and configured to convey the process fluid, a second flow conduit to convey the working fluid, the second flow conduit being bounded by a second wall section spaced apart from the first wall section to define a gap therebetween, and a thermally conductive structure arranged within the gap and joined to the first and second wall sections to transfer heat therebetween, the gap being fluidly isolated from both the process fluid and the working fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, CUMMINS INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Gerald Hughes, Michael J. Reinke, Tony Rousseau, Timothy C. Ernst, James Zigan, Christopher Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200162557
    Abstract: A method for managing enrollments of an IoT device is disclosed. The method includes: transmitting a request to enroll the device with a first device management service; receiving, from a server associated with the first device management service, a first policy profile including one or more first device management policies, the first policy profile defining at least one restriction on management of the device by other device management services with which the device enrolls; transmitting a request to enroll the device with a second device management service; receiving, from a server associated with the second device management service, a second policy profile including one or more second device management policies; identifying a subset of the one or more second device management policies which comply with the at least one restriction; and applying the identified subset of the one or more second device management policies on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Balasubrahmanyam GATTU, Bryan Nelson GRUNOW, Tyler COFFIN, Michael John HIGGS
  • Patent number: 10659460
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for a multi-factor authentication of a user via a vehicle recognition of the user. In this way, the invention may identify a user co-located to a vehicle and authenticate that user via communicable linkages between a user device and automobile system. The invention may authenticate the user via the communicable linkage, vehicle biometrics, user vehicle preferences, and/or third party authentication. Based on a number of authentication points identified, the system may identify a level of authentication for accessing authentication locations. The system may then allow user access to various locations from his/her vehicle without requiring authentication into those locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Allan Nelson, Ashish B. Tajpuria, Karen Lea MacQueen, Stephen Philip Selfridge, Steven Michael Twombly
  • Patent number: 10655974
    Abstract: A computerized system may be configured for: determining a travel route to an event; causing a display of a smart device of a vehicle of a user to display the travel route; determining a parking location proximate to the event; modifying the travel route to include the parking location; identifying an item of a third party entity located proximate to the event; placing an order for the item in response to determining that a trigger event has occurred; causing a display of the user's mobile device to display information about the order once the vehicle has arrived at the parking location and the user is no longer collocated with the vehicle; determining that the mobile device of the user is collocated with a remote device of the third party entity; and transferring resources from the user to the third party entity to complete the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Allan Nelson, Stephen Philip Selfridge, Ashish B. Tajpuria, Karen Lea MacQueen, Steven Michael Twombly
  • Publication number: 20200151978
    Abstract: A method for controlling access to a vehicle is disclosed. The method includes: receiving, from a communication subsystem of the vehicle, a first request to authenticate a user requesting access to the vehicle; sending, to an electronic device associated with the vehicle, an instruction to perform a multiple-factor authentication of a first user of the electronic device; receiving, from the electronic device, a first message indicating that an identity of the first user of the electronic device has been verified based on at least the multiple-factor authentication; and in response to receiving the first message, sending, to the communication subsystem of the vehicle, a second message indicating successful authentication of the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Balasubrahmanyam GATTU, Bryan Nelson GRUNOW, Tyler COFFIN, Michael John HIGGS
  • Publication number: 20200138298
    Abstract: A method and system for enhancing radio frequency energy delivery to a tissue region of interest. The method and system direct with a radio frequency (RF) applicator, one or more RF energy pulses into the tissue region of interest, the tissue region of interest comprising an object of interest and at least one reference that are separated by at least one boundary; detect with an acoustic receiver, at least one bipolar acoustic signal generated in the tissue region of interest in response to the RF energy pulses and processing the at least one bipolar acoustic signal to determine a peak-to-peak amplitude thereof; adjust the RF applicator to maximize the peak-to-peak amplitude of bipolar acoustic signals generated in the tissue region of interest in response to RF energy pulses generated by the adjusted RF applicator; and direct with the adjusted RF applicator, one or more RF energy pulses into the region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Nelson Davis, Jang Hwan Cho, Paul A. Picot, Michael M. Thornton
  • Patent number: 10629012
    Abstract: A method for controlling access to a vehicle is disclosed. The method includes: receiving, from a communication subsystem of the vehicle, a first request to authenticate a user requesting access to the vehicle; sending, to an electronic device associated with the vehicle, an instruction to perform a multiple-factor authentication of a first user of the electronic device; receiving, from the electronic device, a first message indicating that an identity of the first user of the electronic device has been verified based on at least the multiple-factor authentication; and in response to receiving the first message, sending, to the communication subsystem of the vehicle, a second message indicating successful authentication of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Balasubrahmanyam Gattu, Bryan Nelson Grunow, Tyler Coffin, Michael John Higgs
  • Patent number: D884347
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Home Depot Product Authority, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Nelson