Patents by Inventor Michael Norris

Michael Norris 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: 11444628
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor, a Phase-Locked Loop Waveform Generator (PLLWG), a Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO), a demodulator, signal conditioning circuitry, and an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC). The processor generates control command signals, receives a digital data input signal, and performs spectrum analysis on the digital data input signal. The PLLWG is coupled to the processor, receives the control command signals, and generates a charge pump output signal based on the control command signals. The VCO is coupled to the PLLWG, receives a tuning signal based on the charge pump output signal, and outputs a VCO output signal based on the tuning signal. The demodulator receives an incoming modulated signal and the VCO output signal, and outputs an analog output signal based on the incoming modulated signal and the VCO output signal. The ADC converts the analog output signal into the digital data input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: IXI Technology Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hyman, Jeffrey Norris, Michael Dekoker, Anthony Aquino
  • Patent number: 11427346
    Abstract: Cable retainer apparatuses for retaining a cable, and aircraft and methods including such apparatuses are provided. In one example, a cable retainer for retaining a cable proximate a surface of an aircraft includes a cable retainer. The cable retainer is configured to retain the cable. A fairing is disposed about the cable retainer and is configured to couple to the aircraft to support the cable retainer adjacent to the surface of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Berceli, Paul Bradford, Aaron Willson, Patrick King, Robert Norris, Patrick Carver, David Bryk
  • Patent number: 11407666
    Abstract: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are destroyed by oxidation in supercritical conditions. PFAS in water is concentrated in a reverse osmosis step and salt from the resulting solution is removed in supercritical conditions prior to destruction of PFAS in supercritical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Stephen H. Rosansky, Michael Miller, Patrick Norris, Darwin Argumedo, Douglas Hendry, Ian Haggerty, Keith Brown, Joshua James, Joseph Casciano, Slawomir Winecki, Vivek Lal, Tom McGuinness
  • Publication number: 20220130097
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for asynchronous ray tracing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Prasoonkumar Surti, Abhishek R. Appu, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Saikat Mandal, Michael Norris
  • Patent number: 11087522
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for asynchronous ray tracing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Prasoonkumar Surti, Abhishek R. Appu, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Saikat Mandal, Michael Norris
  • Patent number: 10119197
    Abstract: A Dye Sensitized Photoelectrosynthesis Cell (DSPEC) splits water with visible light using a derivatized, core/shell nanostructured photoanode with the core having a high surface area conductive metal oxide film—such as nanoITO (indium tin oxide) or nanoATO (antimony tin oxide)—coated with a thin outer shell of, for example, TiO2 formed by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). A “chromophore-catalyst assembly” 1, [(PO3H2)2bpy)2Ru(4-Mebpy-4-bimpy)Ru(tpy)(OH2)]4+, which combines both light absorber and water oxidation catalyst in a single molecule, is attached to the TiO2 shell. Visible photolysis of the resulting core/shell/assembly structure with a Pt cathode results in water splitting into hydrogen and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Leila Alibabaei, Matthew Kyle Brennaman, Michael Norris, Gregory N. Parsons, Thomas J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9260670
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the selective hydrogenation of diolefins and sulfur compounds that are contained in a pyrolysis gasoline feedstream. The process includes utilizing a single hydrotreating reaction stage by introducing the pyrolysis gasoline feedstock that includes a diolefin concentration and an organic sulfur concentration into a reactor that is loaded with a high activity hydrotreating catalyst and which is operated under selective hydrogenation conditions. A reactor effluent having a reduced diolefin concentration and a reduced organic sulfur concentration is yielded from the reactor and is separated into a portion that is recycled as a reactor feed. The remaining portion of the reactor effluent is passed downstream for further processing or handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Dane Clark Grenoble, Paul Benjerman Himelfarb, Michael Norris Treybig, Brian Scott Vanderwilp
  • Publication number: 20150072852
    Abstract: A Dye Sensitized Photoelectrosynthesis Cell (DSPEC) splits water with visible light using a derivatized, core/shell nanostructured photoanode with the core having a high surface area conductive metal oxide film—such as nanoITO (indium tin oxide) or nanoATO (antimony tin oxide)—coated with a thin outer shell of, for example, TiO2 formed by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). A “chromophore-catalyst assembly” 1, [(PO3H2)2bpy)2Ru(4-Mebpy-4-bimpy)Ru(tpy)(OH2)]4+, which combines both light absorber and water oxidation catalyst in a single molecule, is attached to the TiO2 shell. Visible photolysis of the resulting core/shell/assembly structure with a Pt cathode results in water splitting into hydrogen and oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Leila Alibabaei, Matthew Kyle Brennaman, Michael Norris, Gregory N. Parsons, Thomas J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20150013110
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sliding door systems, apparatus and methods of using and making the same. Specifically, the present invention relates to systems for opening horizontally sliding doors on a structure, such as, for example, a barn, warehouse, hangar, or other building or structure. Moreover, the present invention relates to apparatuses for guiding horizontally-sliding doors over an opening. In addition, systems and methods of making and using the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Propel Doors LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lawrence Gazda, James Michael Norris
  • Patent number: 8931216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sliding door systems, apparatus and methods of using and making the same. Specifically, the present invention relates to systems for opening horizontally sliding doors on a structure, such as, for example, a barn, warehouse, hangar, or other building or structure. Moreover, the present invention relates to apparatuses for providing the automatic opening of sliding doors. In addition, methods of making and using the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Propel Doors LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lawrence Gazda, James Michael Norris
  • Patent number: 8921630
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the removal of sulfur from a fuel gas stream that additionally contains diolefins and oxygen as well as organic sulfur compounds by pretreating the fuel gas stream in a pretreatment reactor in order to significantly reduce the amounts of any diolefins and oxygen contained therein prior to the hydrodesulfurization in a hydrotreater reactor wherein organic sulfur compounds are converted to hydrogen sulfide. The hydrogen sulfide formed is removed from the hydrotreated gas stream by use of an absorption treatment method, such as amine treatment, to yield a treated fuel gas stream having a reduced concentration of hydrogen sulfide and an overall sulfur content that is low enough to meet stringent sulfur regulation requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Gary Lee Ripperger, Michael Norris Treybig
  • Publication number: 20140041305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sliding door systems, apparatus and methods of using and making the same. Specifically, the present invention relates to systems for opening horizontally sliding doors on a structure, such as, for example, a barn, warehouse, hangar, or other building or structure. Moreover, the present invention relates to apparatuses for providing the automatic opening of sliding doors. In addition, methods of making and using the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Lawrence Gazda, James Michael Norris
  • Patent number: 8544215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sliding door systems, apparatus and methods of using and making the same. Specifically, the present invention relates to systems for opening horizontally sliding doors on a structure, such as, for example, a barn, warehouse, hangar, or other building or structure. Moreover, the present invention relates to apparatuses for providing the automatic opening of sliding doors. In addition, methods of making and using the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Propel Doors, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Lawrence Gazda, James Michael Norris
  • Publication number: 20130013378
    Abstract: A method of determining a relationship between page response time and lost revenue. The method includes identifying a performance metric and determining a first relationship that indicates by how much changes in the value of the performance metric are attributable to changes in the value of the page response time. The method also includes determining a second relationship that indicates losses in revenue attributable to changes in the value of the performance metric. A third relationship is then determined which indicates losses in revenue attributable to changes in the value of the page response time. Optionally, a threshold lost revenue value may be used to determine a threshold page response time, which may be used to determine when corrective action should be taken to reduce page response time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Jeremy Michael Norris, Aaron Roger Fossum, Phillip J. Chiappini
  • Publication number: 20120227403
    Abstract: An improvement is provided to a pressurized close-cycle machine that has a cold-end pressure vessel and is of the type having a piston undergoing reciprocating linear motion within a cylinder containing a working fluid heated by conduction through a heater head by heat from an external thermal source. The improvement includes a heat exchanger for cooling the working fluid, where the heat exchanger is disposed within the cold-end pressure vessel. The heater head may be directly coupled to the cold-end pressure vessel by welding or other methods. A coolant tube is used to convey coolant through the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: New Power Concepts LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Strimling, Clement D. Bouchard, Thomas Q. Gurski, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael Norris, Ryan Keith LaRocque
  • Publication number: 20120137592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sliding door systems, apparatus and methods of using and making the same. Specifically, the present invention relates to systems for opening horizontally sliding doors on a structure, such as, for example, a barn, warehouse, hangar, or other building or structure. Moreover, the present invention relates to apparatuses for providing the automatic opening of sliding doors. In addition, methods of making and using the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Lawrence Gazda, James Michael Norris
  • Patent number: 8181461
    Abstract: An improvement is provided to a pressurized close-cycle machine that has a cold-end pressure vessel and is of the type having a piston undergoing reciprocating linear motion within a cylinder containing a working fluid heated by conduction through a heater head by heat from an external thermal source. The improvement includes a heat exchanger for cooling the working fluid, where the heat exchanger is disposed within the cold-end pressure vessel. The heater head may be directly coupled to the cold-end pressure vessel by welding or other methods. A coolant tube is used to convey coolant through the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Jonathan Strimling, Clement D. Bouchard, Thomas Q. Gurski, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael Norris, Ryan Keith LaRocque
  • Publication number: 20120108866
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the selective hydrogenation of diolefins and sulfur compounds that are contained in a pyrolysis gasoline feedstream. The process includes utilizing a single hydrotreating reaction stage by introducing the pyrolysis gasoline feedstock that includes a diolefin concentration and an organic sulfur concentration into a reactor that is loaded with a high activity hydrotreating catalyst and which is operated under selective hydrogenation conditions. A reactor effluent having a reduced diolefin concentration and a reduced organic sulfur concentration is yielded from the reactor and is separated into a portion that is recycled as a reactor feed. The remaining portion of the reactor effluent is passed downstream for further processing or handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Dane Clark Grenoble, Paul Bejerman Himelfarb, Michael Norris Treybig, Brian Scott Vanderwilp
  • Publication number: 20110168467
    Abstract: A personal vehicle for transporting a user over a surface including an external combustion engine. The vehicle includes a generator for converting the mechanical energy produced by the external combustion engine to electrical energy and an energy storage device for storing power provided by the generator and for providing power to the external combustion engine and the assembly. The personal vehicle includes a controller for controlling a total power load placed on the external combustion engine providing short term regulation of external combustion engine parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: New Power Concepts LLC
    Inventors: Dean L. Kamen, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael Norris, Jason Michael Sachs
  • Patent number: D687623
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Norris