Patents by Inventor Michael P. Burns

Michael P. Burns 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: 11423429
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing data to detect modifications to insured property. Received is specification data regarding modifications to be made to insured property in connection with an insurance claim. Also received is data from one or more sensor devices associated with the insured property indicative of a status regarding modifications made to the insured property. Analysis is performed on the received specification and data to determine whether one or more predefined conditions for the insurance claim is satisfied regarding the modifications to be made to the insured property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, Shanna Limas, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Daniela Wheeler, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 11138672
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that includes a storage component that stores data and a processor. The processor may install an application using a portion of the storage component, partition the portion of the storage component from a remaining portion of the storage component, and execute the application via the portion of the storage component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, Shanna Limas, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Daniela Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10872348
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing data to detect modifications to insured property. Received is specification data regarding modifications to be made to insured property in connection with an insurance claim. Also received is data from one or more sensor devices associated with the insured property indicative of a status regarding modifications made to the insured property. Analysis is performed on the received specification and data to determine whether one or more predefined conditions for the insurance claim is satisfied regarding the modifications to be made to the insured property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, Shanna Limas, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Daniela Wheeler, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 10552911
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing data to detect modifications to insured property. Received is specification data regarding modifications to be made to insured property in connection with an insurance claim. Also received is data from one or more sensor devices associated with the insured property indicative of a status regarding modifications made to the insured property. Analysis is performed on the received specification and data to determine whether one or more predefined conditions for the insurance claim is satisfied regarding the modifications to be made to the insured property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, Shanna Limas, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Daniela Wheeler, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 10510121
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing maintenance related data for performing maintenance analytics on insured property. Informatic data is received from one or more sensor devices relating to a property covered by an insurance policy. Analysis is performed on the received informatic data to determine one or more conditions associated with the property. Predefined business rules are applied using the determined one or more conditions associated with the property to determine a maintenance profile for the property indicating one or more of maintenance history and repair or maintenance requirements for the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: United Stated Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 10510119
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing data to detect modifications to insured property. Received is specification data regarding modifications to be made to insured property in connection with an insurance claim. Also received is data from one or more sensor devices associated with the insured property indicative of a status regarding modifications made to the insured property. Analysis is performed on the received specification and data to determine whether one or more predefined conditions for the insurance claim is satisfied regarding the modifications to be made to the insured property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, Shanna Limas, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Daniela Wheeler, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 10181159
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing loss related data to detect and initiate insurance claim events. Data is received from one or more sensor devices relating to insured property. Analysis is performed on the received data to determine one or more claim events regarding the insured property. An insurance policy, other product, or service contract associated with the insured property is received and analyzed to determine coverage for the insured property as prescribed by the insurance policy, other product, or service contract. Predefined business rules are applied using the determined one or more claim events and the determined coverage to determine if the insurance policy, other product, or service contract supports a claim regarding the one or more claim events. Notification of the claim is provided if it is determined supported by the insurance policy, other product, or service contract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, Shanna Limas, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Daniela Wheeler, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 9984417
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing risk or loss related data to determine insurance mitigation actions. Informatic data is received for an insured property from one or more informatic sensor devices associated with the insured property. Analysis is performed on the received informatic data to determine one or more risk conditions relating to the insured property. A mitigation report is generated based upon the determined one or more determined risk conditions which identifies one or more mitigation actions to be taken by an insured to reduce risks and the potential for future losses to the insured property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 9599066
    Abstract: A carburetor including a body having a main bore through which a fuel and air mixture is discharged from the carburetor for use by an engine a priming passage communicated with the main bore, a pump that moves fluid into the priming passage, and a flow restrictor received within at least a portion of the priming passage to reduce the minimum effective flow area of the priming passage. The flow restrictor has a body received at least partially within the priming passage so that fluid flows around the flow restrictor and between the structure defining the priming passage and the flow restrictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: WALBRO LLC
    Inventor: Michael P. Burns
  • Publication number: 20160104250
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing maintenance related data for performing maintenance analytics on insured property. Informatic data is received from one or more sensor devices relating to a property covered by an insurance policy. Analysis is performed on the received informatic data to determine one or more conditions associated with the property. Predefined business rules are applied using the determined one or more conditions associated with the property to determine a maintenance profile for the property indicating one or more of maintenance history and repair or maintenance requirements for the property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Publication number: 20150247476
    Abstract: A carburetor including a body having a main bore through which a fuel and air mixture is discharged from the carburetor for use by an engine a priming passage communicated with the main bore, a pump that moves fluid into the priming passage, and a flow restrictor received within at least a portion of the priming passage to reduce the minimum effective flow area of the priming passage. The flow restrictor has a body received at least partially within the priming passage so that fluid flows around the flow restrictor and between the structure defining the priming passage and the flow restrictor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventor: Michael P. Burns
  • Patent number: 9062629
    Abstract: A purge and prime assembly for a carburetor includes a purge and prime pump that alternately takes in and discharges fluid, and a plurality of passages through which fluid is routed. The passages may include a purge passage through which fluid is drawn by the purge and prime pump, a return passage through which fluid is discharged from the purge and prime pump and discharged from the carburetor, and a priming passage through which a portion of the fluid discharged from the purge and prime pump is routed to a main bore of the carburetor. The assembly may also include a purge valve that prevents fluid from being discharged from the purge prime pump through the purge passage, and a return valve that prevents fluid in the return passage from being drawn into the purge and prime pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Walbro Engine Management, L. L.C.
    Inventors: Michael P. Burns, Dale P. Kus, Paul S. Learman
  • Patent number: 8799336
    Abstract: Based on received data descriptive of an event, a hierarchical data structure is constructed comprising structural elements associated with components of an event. A file folder hierarchy corresponding to the hierarchical data structure is created. User interfaces facilitate user access to files and folders in the hierarchies. Certain documents may be designated as documents of record and access to those documents is limited to processes that will not modify the original electronic document, thereby preserving it. Facilities for creating working copies of documents of records and associating them within the hierarchies are provided. A scanning information sheet that may have an electronically readable data imprint containing information about a document to be scanned is described for facilitating the migration of paper documents into an electronic file management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Cleburne R. Burgess, Michael P. Burns, Daniel L. Newman, Keith M. Askin, Ana M. Garcia, Theron D. Smelser
  • Publication number: 20130249120
    Abstract: An on-board fuel filter for a carburetor includes a filter element made from a non-metallic material. The material can be a polymeric material and may be a woven or a non-woven material. The fuel filter may be adapted to have an interference fit with a fuel passage of the carburetor and constructed so that the fuel filter is substantially not plastically deformed by the interference fit. Filter elements may be cut from a sheet of polymeric material and aligned with a fuel passage opening in a body of the carburetor while being cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: WALBRO ENGINE MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Michael P. Burns
  • Patent number: 8304252
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a regio-and stereoselective bioconversion of selected aliphatic dinitriles into corresponding cyanocarboxylic acids. More particularly, the present invention provides methods for the conversion of 2-isobutyl-succinonitrile into (S)-3 cyano-5-methylhexanoic acid, which is a useful intermediate in the synthesis of (S)-3(aminomethyl)-5-methylhexanoic acid (pregabalin). Pregabalin can be used for treating certain cerebral diseases, for example, in the treatment and prevention of seizure disorders, pain, and psychotic disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Burns, Justin K. Weaver, John Wing Wong
  • Publication number: 20100204503
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a regio- and stereoselective bioconversion of selected aliphatic dinitriles into corresponding cyanocarboxylic acids. More particularly, the present invention provides methods for the conversion of 2-isobutyl-succinonitrile into (S)-3 cyano-5-methylhexanoic acid, which is a useful intermediate in the synthesis of (S)-3(aminomethyl)-5-methylhexanoic acid (pregabalin). Pregabalin can be used for treating certain cerebral diseases, for example, in the treatment and prevention of seizure disorders, pain, and psychotic disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Michael P. Burns, Justin K. Weaver, John Wing Wong
  • Patent number: 7727749
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a regio- and stereoselective bioconversion of selected aliphatic dinitriles into corresponding cyanocarboxylic acids. More particularly, the present invention provides methods for the conversion of 2-isobutyl-succinonitrile into (S)-3 cyano-5-methylhexanoic acid, which is a useful intermediate in the synthesis of (S)-3(aminomethyl)-5-methylhexanoic acid (pregabalin). Pregabalin can be used for treating certain cerebral diseases, for example, in the treatment and prevention of seizure disorders, pain, and psychotic disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Pfizer, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Burns, Justin K. Weaver, John Wing Wong
  • Patent number: 7448358
    Abstract: A control system for a low cost, light duty combustion engine, where the control system generally utilizes an engine speed input signal and independent operating sequences to determine a desired ignition timing. There are several independent operating sequences, each one of which is designed to optimally control the engine under certain conditions. These operating sequences include a Cranking sequence, a Warm Up sequence, a Normal Mode sequence, an Acceleration sequence, a Come Down sequence, a Recovery Bump sequence, and a Part Throttle sequence. During idling conditions, the Normal Mode sequence uses rapid changes in the ignition timing to maintain the engine speed in a small, idle engine speed range. By utilizing these operational sequences, the control system improves the performance of a low cost, light duty engine across a wide array of conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Walbro Engine Management, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Martin N. Andersson, Kevin P. Born, Michael P. Burns, George M. Pattullo
  • Patent number: 7287742
    Abstract: A carburetor has an air intake passage, a fuel passage, a fuel nozzle in communication with the fuel passage and having an opening through which fuel flows, a first valve in communication with the air intake passage and being movable between first and second positions, and a second valve in communication with the fuel nozzle and also being movable between first and second positions to vary the effective flow area of the fuel nozzle. The fuel nozzle is preferably carried by a tube fitted sealably in a bore being in communication with the fuel passage. The opening is defined by the tube and is preferably elongated, extending axially with respect to the tube. A needle of the second valve moves axially within the tube to variably obstruct the opening to control fuel flow. Preferably, a method of manufacturing the tube utilizes a circular cutting tool which plunges into the tube cutting a slit as the opening having a sharp peripheral edge for atomizing the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Walbro Engine Management, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Michael P. Burns
  • Patent number: D659073
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Michael P. Burns