Patents by Inventor Michael Novak

Michael Novak 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: 12015817
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for personalizing a vehicle with a sensory output device include receiving, by one or more processors, a signal indicating an identity or passenger profile of a detected passenger in or boarding the vehicle, accessing preference data and geographic location data for the passenger, and selecting sensory content for delivery to the passenger in the vehicle based on the preference data and geographic location data. Methods and apparatus for producing video customized for a preference profile of a person or cohort include associating each of stored video clips with a set of characteristic parameters relating to user-perceivable characteristics, receiving user profile data relating to the person or cohort, selecting video clips from the data structure based at least partly on the user profile data, and automatically producing a video including the preferred video clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Justin Herz, William Zajac, Ha Nguyen, Arvell A. Chappell, III, Gregory Gewickey, Pamela J. Allison, Rana Brahma, Prashant Abhyankar, Michael Zink, Shaun Novak
  • Publication number: 20240081402
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. In various implementations, the aerosol delivery devices comprise a control device that includes a battery, a control component, and an outer housing that defines receiving chamber, and a cartridge that includes a mouthpiece portion, a tank that contains a liquid composition, and a heater configured to heat the liquid composition. The cartridge and the control device each include at least one connector configured to provide a magnetic and an electrical connection between the cartridge and the control device such that the cartridge can be removably and operatively received into the cartridge receiving chamber of the control body, wherein the at least one connector of the cartridge is located on the mouthpiece portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Novak, III, Matthew Joel Nettenstrom, Steven Michael Schennum, Thomas Michael McKeon, Zachary Hy Burchman
  • Publication number: 20240070316
    Abstract: Techniques for a privacy-based user data sharing protocol disclose a system that receives a request to consent to share user data with a subscriber device. The system identifies, based on the request, a smart contract associated with the subscriber device. The smart contract comprises one or more conditions for collecting and managing the user data. The system generates a token based on the smart contract, in which the token indicates consent by a user to share the user data with the subscriber device according to the one or more conditions. The system records the generated token to a blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Charles William SIBBACH, Jonathan Michael PADILLA, Lucas Duffield NOVAK, Robert Alexander MCCOMB, Scott DAVIS, Todd Allen CHAPMAN, Varun PARTHASARATHY
  • Patent number: 11779954
    Abstract: A caulking alignment device including a base substrate having at least two panels, an alignment tab located on each panel with each alignment tab having a front side and a back side with the front side of the alignment tab removably attached to the corresponding panel by a non-permanent adhesive with each of the tabs supported on the base substrate in a spaced and perpendicular condition from each other, a non-permanent adhesive located on each of the back sides, a removable film covering the adhesive on each of the back sides, and caulk receiving channels formed from a spacing between the alignment tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Jacob Michael Novak
  • Patent number: 11697065
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating a convenient transfer of control elements for a gaming session from one device to another device without interrupting the gaming session for one or more players. For example, systems disclosed herein include pairing an input device (e.g., a gaming controller) with one or more client devices. Once paired, the input device may detect a trigger condition based on proximity of a registered client device to the input device. The client device may pull control of one or more control elements for the gaming session. The client device may then continue the gaming session without interrupting the experience for the user or for other users that may be engaged within the gaming session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Ray Maitlen, Christopher Michael Novak, Telmen Gerel Dzjind, Aron Richard Chavez, Joseph Wheeler, Tyler Paul Esselstrom
  • Publication number: 20230118645
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed that provides efficient interventions based on unique collection strategies and the priorities of such interventions. The system also provides the expected time for payment. The interventions are generated on an individual debtor basis to improve the efficiency and success of collecting delinquent debts. A profile is determined for each debtor based on historical data that provides the most efficient collection strategy and the optimal priorities of interventions and the likelihood of the delinquent debtors paying by paying by a predicted time The debt collection strategy is based on data analytics of data from different sources including information about the debtor assets, the debtor's financial profile and the debtor's communication habits. This data is fed into a predictive model that is scalable and is used to generate a web-based report on each individual debtor to provide an improved and more efficient collection strategy for collecting delinquent debts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Gar Liebler, Michael Novak, Jaqueline Galofaro, Brittany Kelley, Jonathan Paul Prantner, Jeffery Doak, Catherine Hayes, Harrison Kane
  • Publication number: 20220362660
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating a convenient transfer of control elements for a gaming session from one device to another device without interrupting the gaming session for one or more players. For example, systems disclosed herein include pairing an input device (e.g., a gaming controller) with one or more client devices. Once paired, the input device may detect a trigger condition based on proximity of a registered client device to the input device. The client device may pull control of one or more control elements for the gaming session. The client device may then continue the gaming session without interrupting the experience for the user or for other users that may be engaged within the gaming session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Craig Ray MAITLEN, Christopher Michael NOVAK, Telmen Gerel DZJIND, Aron Richard CHAVEZ, Joseph WHEELER, Tyler Paul ESSELSTROM
  • Patent number: 11389720
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating a convenient transfer of control elements for a gaming session from one device to another device without interrupting the gaming session for one or more players. For example, systems disclosed herein include pairing an input device (e.g., a gaming controller) with one or more client devices. Once paired, the input device may detect a trigger condition based on proximity of a registered client device to the input device. The client device may pull control of one or more control elements for the gaming session. The client device may then continue the gaming session without interrupting the experience for the user or for other users that may be engaged within the gaming session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Ray Maitlen, Christopher Michael Novak, Telmen Gerel Dzjind, Aron Richard Chavez, Joseph Wheeler, Tyler Paul Esselstrom
  • Patent number: 11127210
    Abstract: A system for automatically displaying virtual objects within a mixed reality environment is described. In some embodiments, a see-through head-mounted display device (HMD) identifies a real object (e.g., a person or book) within a field of view of the HMD, detects one or more interactions associated with real object, and automatically displays virtual objects associated with the real object if the one or more interactions involve touching or satisfy one or more social rules stored in a social rules database. The one or more social rules may be used to infer a particular social relationship by considering the distance to another person, the type of environment (e.g., at home or work), and particular physical interactions (e.g., handshakes or hugs). The virtual objects displayed on the HMD may depend on the particular social relationship inferred (e.g., a friend or acquaintance).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Novak, James Liu, Stephen Latta, Anton O. A. Andrews, Craig R. Maitlen, Sheridan Martin
  • Publication number: 20210260470
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating a convenient transfer of control elements for a gaming session from one device to another device without interrupting the gaming session for one or more players. For example, systems disclosed herein include pairing an input device (e.g., a gaming controller) with one or more client devices. Once paired, the input device may detect a trigger condition based on proximity of a registered client device to the input device. The client device may pull control of one or more control elements for the gaming session. The client device may then continue the gaming session without interrupting the experience for the user or for other users that may be engaged within the gaming session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Ray MAITLEN, Christopher Michael NOVAK, Telmen Gerel DZJIND, Aron Richard CHAVEZ, Joseph WHEELER, Tyler Paul ESSELSTROM
  • Patent number: 10983987
    Abstract: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: receiving a navigation external data including a vendor data, a delta data, or a combination thereof; generating a normalization data with a control unit based on transforming the navigation external data according to universal format; generating an aggregation changeset data by splitting the normalization data into each instance of a dimension type; and updating a navigation local data by applying the aggregation changeset data according to a layer prioritization for presenting the navigation local data on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannph Simon Wong, John Andrew Michael Novak, Harald Koertge, Stefan C. Karschti, Xun Liu, Vladimir Lemberg, Md Ahsan Habib
  • Patent number: 10909639
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating social interactions between different individuals. Information available about each of the individuals engaged in a social interaction is used to provide a “social accelerator” for an interaction between the individuals. Social interactions are improved or accelerated by aggregating available information about individuals participating in an information system. When an interaction event trigger is received, the context of context for possible social interaction between the users around the trigger event is determined. A social accelerator is selected from available interest information common to the participating user and the target user, and the social accelerator is provided to one of the individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Lobb, Shiraz J. Cupala, Omar Aftab, Christopher Michael Novak, Todd Garnet Wagner
  • Publication number: 20190213272
    Abstract: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: receiving a navigation external data including a vendor data, a delta data, or a combination thereof; generating a normalization data with a control unit based on transforming the navigation external data according to universal format; generating an aggregation changeset data by splitting the normalization data into each instance of a dimension type; and updating a navigation local data by applying the aggregation changeset data according to a layer prioritization for presenting the navigation local data on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Shannph Simon Wong, John Andrew Michael Novak, Harald Koertge, Stefan C. Karschti, Xun Liu, Vladimir Lemberg, Md Ahsan Habib
  • Patent number: 10324007
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a passive vapor intrusion measurement device including a barrier layer having first and second major sides; an absorbent stack disposed on a first portion of the surface of the barrier layer first major side, the absorbent stack including a first absorbent layer, an optional second absorbent layer; and spacer layer(s) disposed between the first and second (if present) absorbent layer and the barrier layer; and an adhesive disposed on a second portion of the surface of the barrier layer first major side and transversely surrounding the absorbent stack. The device is applied to a substrate in need of vapor intrusion sampling. A method of vapor intrusion analysis includes individually collecting the first and second (if present) absorbent layers after a test period; analyzing the amount of an analyte the absorbent layer(s); and subtracting the amount of the analyte in the second absorbent layer (if present) from the amount of the analyte in the first absorbent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CH2M HILL, INC.
    Inventors: Ben Thompson, Michael Novak, Michael Niemet
  • Publication number: 20190139157
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating social interactions between different individuals. Information available about each of the individuals engaged in a social interaction is used to provide a “social accelerator” for an interaction between the individuals. Social interactions are improved or accelerated by aggregating available information about individuals participating in an information system. When an interaction event trigger is received, the context of context for possible social interaction between the users around the trigger event is determined. A social accelerator is selected from available interest information common to the participating user and the target user, and the social accelerator is provided to one of the individuals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Lobb, Shiraz J. Cupala, Omar Aftab, Christopher Michael Novak, Todd Garnet Wagner
  • Publication number: 20190053649
    Abstract: A beverage container having an oval or elliptical cross-sectional shape is provided. The beverage container comprises a beverage receptacle comprising a cavity surrounded by a container wall configured to store a liquid and an open top portion. The beverage container further comprises a lid configured to be attached to the open top portion of the beverage receptacle to cover the open top portion of the beverage receptacle and comprising an opening formed through the lid configured to dispense the liquid. The lid and at least the open top portion of the beverage receptacle comprise an oval or elliptical shape to provide the beverage container with its oval or elliptical cross-sectional shape. The oval or elliptical shape of the beverage container is configured to improve visibility of a user during use of the beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. Novak, Christopher M. Novak, Benjamin C. Danker
  • Patent number: 10198775
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating social interactions between different individuals. Information available about each of the individuals engaged in a social interaction is used to provide a “social accelerator” for an interaction between the individuals. Social interactions are improved or accelerated by aggregating available information about individuals participating in an information system. When an interaction event trigger is received, the context of context for possible social interaction between the users around the trigger event is determined. A social accelerator is selected from available interest information common to the participating user and the target user, and the social accelerator is provided to one of the individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Lobb, Shiraz J. Cupala, Omar Aftab, Christopher Michael Novak, Todd Garnet Wagner
  • Patent number: 10188005
    Abstract: A control unit device for a motor vehicle includes a circuit board, on which a plurality of electronic components are disposed. The electronic components are electrically coupled to one another by conductor tracks on the circuit board. A substantially gas-impermeable cover is materially joined or bonded to the circuit board in such a way that the cover, together with the circuit board, forms a closed cavity in which the electronic components and the associated conductor tracks are located. A method for producing the control unit device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Albert, Gerhard Bauer, Juergen Henniger, Matthias Keuten, Michael Novak, Bernhard Schuch, Matthias Wieczorek
  • Patent number: 10008133
    Abstract: A label sheet assembly including a liner sheet, a carrier sheet, and a facestock sheet. The facestock sheet includes cut lines defining labels and cut lines defining at least a portion of a carrier strip. The carrier sheet can include cut lines defining at least a portion of the carrier strip. The carrier strip can be removed from the label sheet assembly to expose at least a portion of a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive on the labels. The label sheet assembly has a uniform thickness in an area that includes the carrier strip and the labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CCL LABEL, INC.
    Inventors: Le H. Hong, Michael Novak, Jerry Hodsdon, Gildardo Ramirez Villegas, Alejandro Gerardo Veyna Hernandez, Florence M. Brisee, Ronald Ugolick
  • Publication number: 20180095012
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a passive vapor intrusion measurement device including a barrier layer having first and second major sides; an absorbent stack disposed on a first portion of the surface of the barrier layer first major side, the absorbent stack including a first absorbent layer, an optional second absorbent layer; and spacer layer(s) disposed between the first and second (if present) absorbent layer and the barrier layer; and an adhesive disposed on a second portion of the surface of the barrier layer first major side and transversely surrounding the absorbent stack. The device is applied to a substrate in need of vapor intrusion sampling. A method of vapor intrusion analysis includes individually collecting the first and second (if present) absorbent layers after a test period; analyzing the amount of an analyte the absorbent layer(s); and subtracting the amount of the analyte in the second absorbent layer (if present) from the amount of the analyte in the first absorbent layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ben Thompson, Michael Novak, Michael Niemet