Patents by Inventor Michael Olson

Michael Olson 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: 20220011264
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems for gel electrophoresis and electrotransfer comprising one or more chambers that can removably and interchangeably receive either an electrophoresis cassette, or an electrotransfer cassette, and provides an electrical interface for both electrophoresis and electrotransfer of biomolecules. The present disclosure also provides electrophoresis devices including clamps and electrotransfer cassettes and related devices. Methods for electrophoresis and electrotransfer using the systems and devices of the disclosure are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Marie MURAKAMI, Kyle BULLOCH, Neil OLSON, Ross WINNICK, Wei Fuh TEO, Michael THACKER
  • Publication number: 20220000043
    Abstract: An automated crop production system for controlled environment agriculture that includes a horizontal-to-vertical grow tower interface between a vertical grow structure that includes vertical grow towers and associated conveyance mechanisms for moving the vertical grow towers through a controlled environment, and a processing system that performs one or more processing operations—such as harvesting, cleaning and/or transplanting—on the grow towers in a substantially horizontal orientation. The present disclosure also describes an automated crop production system for controlled environment agriculture that selectively routes grow towers through various processing stages of an automated crop production system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: MJNN LLC
    Inventors: Gage Goodspeed Coffin, Michael Peter Flynn, Brice Leon Klein, Alexandre Le Roux, Nathaniel R. Storey, Tamara Tahir Hasoon, Merritt Jonathan Jenkins, Maria Alexandria Malone, Matthew James Matera, Anna Olson, Nadav Sahar Hendel
  • Publication number: 20210318916
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods are provided. Event information associated with a plurality of events may be identified. The plurality of events may be associated with first entities corresponding to a first entity type and second entities associated with a second entity type. A first network profile associated with the first entities and the second entities may be generated based upon the event information. An iterative process may be performed to identify a coalition network associated with fraudulent activity. The iterative process may include analyzing the first network profile to identify a first set of entities, of the first entities, that are related to an entity of the second entities, and/or analyzing the first network profile to identify a second set of entities, of the second entities, that are related to the first set of entities. Multiple iterations may be performed to identify the coalition network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ruichen Wang, Timothy Michael Olson, Yan Han, Jian Tian, Robert Jason Harris, Shaima Abdul Majeed
  • Publication number: 20210318915
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods are provided. Event information associated with a plurality of events may be identified. The plurality of events may be associated with first entities corresponding to a first entity type and second entities associated with a second entity type. A first network profile associated with the first entities and the second entities may be generated based upon the event information. First representations associated with the first entities and second representations associated with the second entities may be generated based upon the first network profile. Clusters in the first representations and/or the second representations may be identified. One or more coalition networks associated with fraudulent activity may be identified based upon the clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ruichen Wang, Timothy Michael Olson, Yan Han, Jian Tian, Robert Jason Harris, Shaima Abdul Majeed
  • Patent number: 11134651
    Abstract: An auger assembly (1) for receiving and conveying cheese curd downstream along a cheese processing line (32) includes an auger housing (2), a first auger (3) having a first shaft (5) extending through the auger housing (2), a second auger (4) having a second shaft (6) extending through the auger housing (2) and arranged colinearly with the first shaft (5), a first bearing (9) mounted to the auger housing (2) and arranged at the end (7) of the first shaft (5), and a second bearing (10) mounted to the auger housing (2) and arranged at the end (8) of the second shaft (6). The first bearing (9) and second bearing (10) are colinear and facing each other. At least one slotted groove (11, 12) is formed the bearings (9, 10) to enable a cleaning fluid to contact a surface (13, 14) of the respective bearing (9, 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Kyle Johnson, Michael Olson
  • Patent number: 11026814
    Abstract: A prosthetic device is provided including (a) an ankle component, (b) a foot component coupled to the ankle component, wherein the foot component has a longitudinal length extending at least partially along a sagittal plane of a user when the prosthetic device is in use, wherein the foot component has a thickness extending at least partially along a transverse plane of a user when the prosthetic device is in use, and (c) a coupling mechanism positioned between the foot component and the ankle component, wherein the coupling mechanism couples a rotation of the foot component with respect to the sagittal plane to a rotation of the foot component with respect to the transverse plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Glenn Klute, Nathan Michael Olson
  • Publication number: 20210120985
    Abstract: Multi-climate sleeping bags and methods of making the same are described. One sleeping bag may comprise a bottom panel comprising a head end and a foot end, wherein the bottom panel is formed from an inner shell, an outer shell, and an insulating material disposed between the inner shell and the outer shell, a first top panel comprising an inner shell, an outer shell, and an insulating material disposed between the inner shell and the outer shell, a first fastening mechanism configured to detachably couple an edge of the first top panel to an edge of the bottom panel, a second top panel comprising an inner shell, an outer shell, and an insulating material disposed between the inner shell and the outer shell, and a second fastening mechanism configured to detachably couple an edge of the second top panel to the edge of the bottom panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Alexandre Goulet, Luke Matthews, Andrew Coutant, Cory Michael Olson
  • Publication number: 20210086018
    Abstract: Embodiments of a strength training apparatus and related methods are provided. In one embodiment, a strength training apparatus may include a first arm and a second arm each being configured to be selectively pivoted independent of each other at multiple angles relative to each other, a first pulley coupled to an end of the first arm, a first cable extending through the first arm and the first pulley, a second pulley coupled to an end of the second arm, a second cable extending through the second arm and the second pulley, and an electronic control panel configured to allow for multiple levels of resistance to a user pulling on the first cable and/or the second cable. The electronic control panel may include a processor and a memory configured to control a current level of resistance, an electronic input device configured to allow the user to set the current level of resistance, and an electronic output device configured to display the current level of resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: William Dalebout, Michael Olson
  • Patent number: 10953268
    Abstract: Embodiments of a strength training apparatus and related methods are provided. In one embodiment, a strength training apparatus may include a first arm and a second arm each being configured to be selectively pivoted independent of each other at multiple angles relative to each other, a first pulley coupled to an end of the first arm, a first cable extending through the first arm and the first pulley, a second pulley coupled to an end of the second arm, a second cable extending through the second arm and the second pulley, and an electronic control panel configured to allow for multiple levels of resistance to a user pulling on the first cable and/or the second cable. The electronic control panel may include a processor and a memory configured to control a current level of resistance, an electronic input device configured to allow the user to set the current level of resistance, and an electronic output device configured to display the current level of resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
    Inventors: William Dalebout, Michael Olson
  • Patent number: 10949269
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods are provided. Event information associated with a plurality of events may be identified. The plurality of events may be associated with first entities corresponding to a first entity type and second entities associated with a second entity type. A first network profile associated with the first entities and the second entities may be generated based upon the event information. An iterative process may be performed to identify a coalition network associated with fraudulent activity. The iterative process may include analyzing the first network profile to identify a first set of entities, of the first entities, that are related to an entity of the second entities, and/or analyzing the first network profile to identify a second set of entities, of the second entities, that are related to the first set of entities. Multiple iterations may be performed to identify the coalition network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Ruichen Wang, Timothy Michael Olson, Yan Han, Jian Tian, Robert Jason Harris, Shaima Abdul Majeed
  • Publication number: 20210046353
    Abstract: A treadmill includes a front lift mechanism and a rear lift mechanism. The treadmill simulates an uphill grade by lifting the front lift mechanism to lift the front of an exercise deck of the treadmill. The treadmill simulates cresting a hill by lifting a rear end of the treadmill after the front end is lifted. A downhill grade is simulated by lowering the front end of the treadmill after the rear end is lifted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: William T. Dalebout, Michael Olson
  • Publication number: 20210046351
    Abstract: An adjustable dumbbell includes weight plates that are selectively connectable to a handle. Unselected weight plates are secured to a cradle. To secure the unselected weight plates to the cradle, a latch in the cradle is inserted into an engagement surface notch in the weight plate. The unselected weight plates are individually actuated based on which weight plates are selected and connected to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Gaylen Ercanbrack, Michael Olson
  • Publication number: 20200338389
    Abstract: Embodiments of a strength training apparatus and related methods are provided. In one embodiment, a strength training apparatus may include a tower, a first arm and a second arm each pivotally coupled with the tower and each being configured to be selectively positionable independent of each other at multiple angles relative to each other, a first pulley coupled to an end of the first arm, a first cable extending through the first arm and the first pulley, a second pulley coupled to an end of the second arm, a second cable extending through the second arm and the second pulley, a magnetic mechanism coupled to the first cable and the second cable and configured to provide multiple levels of resistance to a user pulling on the first cable and/or the second cable, and a control panel located on the tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: William Dalebout, Michael Olson
  • Patent number: 10709925
    Abstract: Embodiments of a strength training apparatus and related methods are provided. In one embodiment, a strength training apparatus may include a tower, a first arm and a second arm each pivotally coupled with the tower and each being configured to be selectively positionable independent of each other at multiple angles relative to each other, a first pulley coupled to an end of the first arm, a first cable extending through the first arm and the first pulley, a second pulley coupled to an end of the second arm, a second cable extending through the second arm and the second pulley, a magnetic mechanism coupled to the first cable and the second cable and configured to provide multiple levels of resistance to a user pulling on the first cable and/or the second cable, and a control panel located on the tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dalebout, Michael Olson
  • Publication number: 20200205366
    Abstract: An auger assembly (1) for receiving and conveying cheese curd downstream along a cheese processing line (32) includes an auger housing (2), a first auger (3) having a first shaft (5) extending through the auger housing (2), a second auger (4) having a second shaft (6) extending through the auger housing (2) and arranged Dcolinearly with the first shaft (5), a first bearing (9) mounted to the auger housing (2) and arranged at the end (7) of the first shaft (5), and a second bearing (10) mounted to the auger housing (2) and arranged at the end (8) of the second shaft (6). The first bearing (9) and second bearing (10) are colinear and facing each other. At least one slotted groove (11, 12) is formed the bearings (9, 10) to enable a cleaning fluid to contact a surface (13, 14) of the respective bearing (9, 10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle Johnson, Michael Olson
  • Publication number: 20200205368
    Abstract: A block former (1) for the production of blocks of cheese (19) includes an upright drainage column (2) having a feed opening (3) for curd particles (4) at an upper end (5) of the drainage column (2). The drainage column (2) includes an inner wall (6) having an interior surface (7) against which a pillar of curd (8) formed of the curd particles (4) slides as the pillar of curd (8) moves downwardly through the drainage column (2). The upright drainage column (2) is divided into an upper part (9) and a lower part (10). The upper part (9) has an inner cross-sectional area that is less than an inner cross-sectional area of the lower part (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Olson
  • Publication number: 20200205367
    Abstract: A block former (1) for the production of blocks of cheese (19) includes an upright drainage column (2) having a feed opening (3) for curd particles (4) at an upper end (5) of the drainage column (2). The drainage column (2) includes an inner wall (6) having an interior surface (7) against which a pillar of curd (8) formed of the curd particles (4) slides as the pillar of curd (8) moves downwardly through the drainage column (2). The upright drainage column (2) is divided into an upper part (9) and a lower part (10). The interior surface (7) at the upper part (9) has a first finish and the interior surface (7) at the lower part (10) has a second finish that provides higher friction with the pillar of curd (8) relative to the first finish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Olson
  • Patent number: 10557521
    Abstract: A cord locking apparatus is described that includes an anchoring portion operative to be secured to a surface; and a cord lock portion having: a bottom coupled to the anchoring portion, and a top, a front, a first side, a second side, and a central axis defined between the top and the bottom; a channel extending from the front to one of the first side or second side along the bottom in a channel orientation direction, the channel operative to receive a cord therethrough; and a lock slot on the front side comprising a channel end at a bottom of the slot and a lock end at the top of the slot, and operative to receive and hold the cord in a tension lock direction at an angle to the channel orientation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The North Face Apparel Corp.
    Inventors: Cory Michael Olson, Luke Matthews
  • Patent number: 10555628
    Abstract: Multi-climate sleeping bags and methods of making the same are described. One sleeping bag may comprise a bottom panel comprising a head end and a foot end, wherein the bottom panel is formed from an inner shell, an outer shell, and an insulating material disposed between the inner shell and the outer shell, a first top panel comprising an inner shell, an outer shell, and an insulating material disposed between the inner shell and the outer shell, a first fastening mechanism configured to detachably couple an edge of the first top panel to an edge of the bottom panel, a second top panel comprising an inner shell, an outer shell, and an insulating material disposed between the inner shell and the outer shell, and a second fastening mechanism configured to detachably couple an edge of the second top panel to the edge of the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The North Face Apparel Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel Kenly Szekeresh, Cory Michael Olson, Daniel Norris Rogers, Andrew Coutant
  • Publication number: 20190353224
    Abstract: A cord locking apparatus is described that includes an anchoring portion operative to be secured to a surface; and a cord lock portion having: a bottom coupled to the anchoring portion, and a top, a front, a first side, a second side, and a central axis defined between the top and the bottom; a channel extending from the front to one of the first side or second side along the bottom in a channel orientation direction, the channel operative to receive a cord therethrough; and a lock slot on the front side comprising a channel end at a bottom of the slot and a lock end at the top of the slot, and operative to receive and hold the cord in a tension lock direction at an angle to the channel orientation direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Cory Michael Olson, Luke Matthews