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).

  • Publication number: 20160375920
    Abstract: A powered pallet truck with a selectable effective reduced turning radius, and an intermediate roller assembly for mounting on the powered pallet truck, are provided. The intermediate roller assembly can include a base, a linear actuator pivotably connected at a base end to the base, a linkage pivotably connected to the base, and at least one roller having an axis pivotably connected to an actuating end of the linear actuator and to the linkage, the at least one roller thus being movable between a retracted and an engagement position. The assembly can be mounted to the underside of a pallet truck fork having a load wheel. A turning radius effectively defined by a drive wheel of the pallet truck and the intermediate roller, or a turning radius effectively defined by the drive wheel and the load wheel, can be selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Keen, Michael Novak, Thomas Ryder
  • Patent number: 9458001
    Abstract: A powered pallet truck with a selectable effective reduced turning radius, and an intermediate roller assembly for mounting on the powered pallet truck, are provided. The intermediate roller assembly can include a base, a linear actuator pivotably connected at a base end to the base, a linkage pivotably connected to the base, and at least one roller having an axis pivotably connected to an actuating end of the linear actuator and to the linkage, the at least one roller thus being movable between a retracted and an engagement position. The assembly can be mounted to the underside of a pallet truck fork having a load wheel. A turning radius effectively defined by a drive wheel of the pallet truck and the intermediate roller, or a turning radius effectively defined by the drive wheel and the load wheel, can be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: RYDER MATERIAL HANDLING LLC
    Inventors: Mark Keen, Michael Novak, Thomas Ryder
  • Patent number: 9448548
    Abstract: A method of displaying fault tolerant Ethernet (FTE) status in a process control system having FTE devices in a FTE community including a plurality of Enhanced Universal Control Networks (EUCNs) each having an Enhanced Network Interface Module (ENIM). FTE cable status data is collected from the FTE devices during system operation. Responsive to receiving user's request, generating diagnostic display view data filtered by a FTE Device index including FTE status for any combination of the FTE devices or second FTE diagnostic display view data filtered by EUCN node number including FTE status for FTE devices in a user selected EUCN. The first FTE diagnostic display view data or second FTE diagnostic display view data are transmitted to a device of the user, and is then displayed on a user's display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Roby, John Michael Prall, Laurence Clawson, Ronald E. Rygielski, Michael Novak
  • Publication number: 20160205198
    Abstract: The use of a list of presentable resources to be presented on a user interface element. The presentation computing system may, at any given time, display interface elements, such as gadgets, windows, tiles, icon and so forth. The presentation computing system also receives a presentation order associated with the resource list, and also filtering data. The presentation computing system responds to this receipt by automatically evaluating the list of resources in the presentation order. As part of the evaluation for each presentable resource in the list, the presentation computing system determines whether the corresponding presentable resource will be presented on the user interface element or at least temporarily filtered so as to not be presented on the user interface element. If the presentation computing system determines that the presentable resource will be presented, the presentation computing system causes the presentable resource to be presented on the user interface element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Shrey Shah, Michael Novak
  • Patent number: 9306802
    Abstract: A method of displaying fault tolerant Ethernet (FTE) cable status in a process control system having FTE devices in an Enhanced Universal Control Network (EUCN) including an Enhanced Network Interface Module (ENIM) on a UCN status display. Updated FTE cable status is obtained from each of the FTE devices during operation of the process control system. The updated FTE cable status from each of the FTE devices is stored in a memory. A UCN cable status word (CSW) including cable status bits allocated for representing the updated FTE cable status is compiled for each of the FTE devices, wherein locations for the cable status bits in the UCN CSW are used by the UCN status display to show changes in cable status. The UCN CSWs are read at a node having the UCN status display, and the updated FTE cable status is displayed on the UCN status display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Roby, Basanth Chinivar, John Michael Prall, Michael Novak
  • Publication number: 20160035254
    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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Le H. Hong, Michael Novak, Jerry Hodsdon, Gildardo Ramirez Villegas, Alejandro Gerardo Veyna Hernandez, Florence M. Brisee, Ronald Ugolick
  • Patent number: 9245501
    Abstract: Virtual objects are located for display in a head-mounted display (HMD) to provide an augment reality view to an HMD wearer. An HMD wearer's total field of view (TFOV) is classified into two or more regions. Additionally, a field of view (FOV) for the HMD wearer is determined. The FOV is compared with the two or more regions of the HMD wearer's TFOV. Responsive to this comparison, virtual objects are determined for display based on a location of the FOV relative to the two or more regions of the HMD wearer's TFOV. The virtual objects may then be displayed by the HMD at an appropriate location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James Chia-Ming Liu, Stephen Gilchrist Latta, Anton Andrews, Benjamin Isaac Vaught, Christopher Michael Novak, Sheridan Leigh Martin
  • Patent number: 9189533
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may involve enabling applications to cooperate with a system-level sync framework. The sync framework may provide system synchronization of files between user devices and a cloud storage service. Arbitrary applications on a user computing device can communicate with the sync framework to temporarily suspend synchronization of a specified file by the sync framework. The application can register functions with the sync framework that the sync framework can invoke in relation to suspending synchronization, continuing to provide system-level access to the file for arbitrary applications, and resuming synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Wautier, Daniel Fiordalis, Miko Arnab S. Bose, Scott Hoogerwerf, Oded Shekel, Simon Clarke, Chris Guzak, Balaji Balasubramanyan, Michael Novak
  • Patent number: 9159250
    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: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Le H. Hong, Michael Novak, Jerry G. Hodsdon, Gildardo Ramirez Villegas, Alejandro G. Veyna Hernandez, Florence M. Brisee, Ronald Ugolick
  • Publication number: 20150235632
    Abstract: Virtual objects are located for display in a head-mounted display (HMD) to provide an augment reality view to an HMD wearer. An HMD wearer's total field of view (TFOV) is classified into two or more regions. Additionally, a field of view (FOV) for the HMD wearer is determined. The FOV is compared with the two or more regions of the HMD wearer's TFOV. Responsive to this comparison, virtual objects are determined for display based on a location of the FOV relative to the two or more regions of the HMD wearer's TFOV. The virtual objects may then be displayed by the HMD at an appropriate location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: JAMES CHIA-MING LIU, STEPHEN GILCHRIST LATTA, ANTON ANDREWS, BENJAMIN ISAAC VAUGHT, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL NOVAK, SHERIDAN LEIGH MARTIN
  • Patent number: 9041623
    Abstract: Virtual images are located for display in a head-mounted display (HMD) to provide an augment reality view to an HMD wearer. Sensor data may be collected from on-board sensors provided on an HMD. Additionally, other day may be collected from external sources. Based on the collected sensor data and other data, the position and rotation of the HMD wearer's head relative to the HMD wearer's body and surrounding environment may be determined. After resolving the HMD wearer's head position, the HMD wearer's total field of view (TFOV) may be classified into regions. Virtual images may then be located in the classified TFOV regions to locate the virtual images relative to the HMD wearer's body and surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: James Chia-Ming Liu, Stephen Gilchrist Latta, Anton Andrews, Benjamin Isaac Vaught, Christopher Michael Novak, Sheridan Leigh Martin
  • Publication number: 20150014948
    Abstract: A powered pallet truck with a selectable effective reduced turning radius, and an intermediate roller assembly for mounting on the powered pallet truck, are provided. The intermediate roller assembly can include a base, a linear actuator pivotably connected at a base end to the base, a linkage pivotably connected to the base, and at least one roller having an axis pivotably connected to an actuating end of the linear actuator and to the linkage, the at least one roller thus being movable between a retracted and an engagement position. The assembly can be mounted to the underside of a pallet truck fork having a load wheel. A turning radius effectively defined by a drive wheel of the pallet truck and the intermediate roller, or a turning radius effectively defined by the drive wheel and the load wheel, can be selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: J. H. Ryder Machinery Limited
    Inventors: Mark Keen, Michael Novak, Thomas Ryder
  • Publication number: 20140371881
    Abstract: A method of displaying fault tolerant Ethernet (FTE) status in a process control system having FTE devices in a FTE community including a plurality of Enhanced Universal Control Networks (EUCNs) each having an Enhanced Network Interface Module (ENIM). FTE cable status data is collected from the FTE devices during system operation. Responsive to receiving user's request, generating diagnostic display view data filtered by a FTE Device index including FTE status for any combination of the FTE devices or second FTE diagnostic display view data filtered by EUCN node number including FTE status for FTE devices in a user selected EUCN. The first FTE diagnostic display view data or second FTE diagnostic display view data are transmitted to a device of the user, and is then displayed on a user's display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: STEVEN ROBY, JOHN MICHAEL PRALL, LAURENCE CLAWSON, RONALD E. RYGIELSKI, MICHAEL NOVAK
  • Publication number: 20140369207
    Abstract: A method of displaying fault tolerant Ethernet (FTE) cable status in a process control system having FTE devices in an Enhanced Universal Control Network (EUCN) including an Enhanced Network Interface Module (ENIM) on a UCN status display. Updated FTE cable status is obtained from each of the FTE devices during operation of the process control system. The updated FTE cable status from each of the FTE devices is stored in a memory. A UCN cable status word (CSW) including cable status bits allocated for representing the updated FTE cable status is compiled for each of the FTE devices, wherein locations for the cable status bits in the UCN CSW are used by the UCN status display to show changes in cable status. The UCN CSWs are read at a node having the UCN status display, and the updated FTE cable status is displayed on the UCN status display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: STEVEN ROBY, BASANTH CHINIVAR, JOHN MICHAEL PRALL, MICHAEL NOVAK
  • Publication number: 20140358860
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may involve enabling applications to cooperate with a system-level sync framework. The sync framework may provide system synchronization of files between user devices and a cloud storage service. Arbitrary applications on a user computing device can communicate with the sync framework to temporarily suspend synchronization of a specified file by the sync framework. The application can register functions with the sync framework that the sync framework can invoke in relation to suspending synchronization, continuing to provide system-level access to the file for arbitrary applications, and resuming synchronization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft
    Inventors: Marc Wautier, Daniel Fiordalis, Miko Arnab S. Bose, Scott Hoogerwerf, Oded Shekel, Simon Clarke, Chris Guzak, Balaji Balasubramanyan, Michael Novak
  • Patent number: 8874656
    Abstract: A finds comparison tool is provided that includes a presentation tier providing a plurality of interfaces for interacting with a plurality of client applications. The presentation tier allows the client applications to send requests for a plurality of analytics to be performed regarding comparing the performance of one or more funds or portfolios as well allowing mobile-based client applications and web-based client applications to communicate with the funds comparison tool. An application tier processes the requests sent by the client applications by providing the data used by the client applications, storing and retrieving of session data, and an interface for the analytics information captured during sessions so as to allow a visualization of the analytics used in the comparison of the one or more funds or portfolios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Putnam Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Paul O'Connell, David Nguyen, George White, Matt Crist, Michael Tuccinard, Matthew Stuehler, Michael Novak
  • Publication number: 20130169682
    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: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Novak, James Liu, Stephen Latta, Anton O.A. Andrews, Craig R. Maitlen, Sheridan Martin
  • Patent number: 8478445
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide, for example, a system and method for automatically adjusting the inoculum level of a sample. Certain embodiments of the present invention may measure a concentration of particles present in a preliminary sample using a sensor device and determine an amount of diluent to be added to or removed from a sample container to prepare a sample having a selected concentration of particles, corresponding to a selected inoculum level. Embodiments of the present invention may also automatically add or remove the diluent using an automated fluidics system so as to prepare a sample having the selected particle concentration. Once the selected particle concentration is achieved and verified, some embodiments may also remove at least a portion of the sample from the sample container such that the container contains a selected volume of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Timothy Roy Hansen, Mark Anthony Messina, John Thulin Page, Thomas Paul Borgoyn, Ammon David Lentz, Robert Michael Novak
  • Patent number: D761627
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventors: Patricia Anne Waters, Scott Michael Novak
  • Patent number: D762089
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventors: Patricia Anne Waters, Scott Michael Novak