Patents by Inventor Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson 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: 20200011162
    Abstract: A subsurface system includes a tubular having an opening. A filtration media is mounted about the tubular over the opening. The filtration media includes a selectively expandable outer surface positioned over the opening. The selectively expandable outer surface includes one or more selectively expandable openings. The one or more selectively expandable openings transition from a first dimension to a second dimension upon expansion of the selectively expandable outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Jason E. Fuxa, Christophe Malbrel, Michael Johnson, Elmer Peterson
  • Patent number: 10527909
    Abstract: A photography system includes a lighting system configured to provide a lighting scene that is diffused and is artistically desirable. The system includes an array of light panels configured to simulate a wall of windows that receive natural, diffused, and consistent sunlight, such as a large window facing the north. The light panels can operate in various modes of operation, such as a continuous light mode a strobe light mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lifetouch Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Peterson, Michael Surma
  • Patent number: 10526503
    Abstract: A fluoropolymer coating composition is described comprising an aqueous liquid medium, fluoropolymer particles dispersed in the aqueous liquid medium, and at least one aziridine compound. The aziridine compound comprises at least two aziridine groups (i.e. polyaziridine) or at least one aziridine group and at least one alkoxy silane group. In another embodiment, an article is described comprising a substrate wherein a surface of the substrate comprises a coating comprising fluoropolymer particles; and a reaction product of at least one aziridine compound comprising at least two aziridine groups or at least one aziridine group and at least one alkoxy silane group. The coating can be utilized as a primer for bonding a non-fluorinated substrate to a fluoropolymer film and/or the coating can be used as an (e.g. outer exposed) surface layer. In some embodiments, the article may be the (e.g. backside) film of a photovoltaic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Kevin M. Hamer, Jeffrey A. Peterson, Thomas J. Blong, Timothy D. Fletcher, Michael Juergens, Mark W. Muggli, Gezahegn D. Damte
  • Publication number: 20200002784
    Abstract: A system for recovering rare earth elements from coal ash includes a leaching reactor, an ash dryer downstream of the leaching reactor, and a roaster downstream of the ash dryer that is cooperatively connected to both the leaching reactor and the ash dryer. Coal ash is mixed with an acid stream such that rare earth elements present in the coal ash are dissolved in the acid stream, thereby creating (i) a leachate containing the rare earth elements and (ii) leached ash. The leachate is heated to obtain acid vapor and an acid-soluble rare earth concentrate. Mixing of the coal ash with the acid stream can occur in a leaching reactor and heating of the leachate can occur in a roaster. The acid-soluble rare earth concentrate can be fed to a hydrometallurgical process to separate and purify the rare earth elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Rick Peterson, Michael Heinrichs, Vinay V. Gadkari, Rachid Taha, Slawomir Winecki, Darwin Argumedo
  • Publication number: 20200002785
    Abstract: Methods of recovering rare earth elements, vanadium, cobalt, or lithium from coal are described. The coal is dissolved in a first solvent to dissolve organic material in the coal and create a slurry containing coal ash enriched with rare earth elements, vanadium, cobalt, or lithium. The enriched coal ash is separated from the first solvent. Residual organic material is removed from the coal ash. The rare earth elements, vanadium, cobalt, or lithium can then be recovered from the coal ash. The coal ash is mixed with an acid stream that dissolves the rare earth elements, thereby creating (i) a leachate containing the rare earth elements and (ii) leached ash. The leachate is heated to obtain acid vapor and an acid-soluble rare earth concentrate. The acid-soluble rare earth concentrate can be fed to a hydrometallurgical process to separate and purify the rare earth elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Rick Peterson, Michael Heinrichs, Vinay V. Gadkari, Rachid Taha, Slawomir Winecki, Darwin Argumendo
  • Patent number: 10519847
    Abstract: An automated system for managing temperature and reducing crankcase oil dilution in an internal combustion engine. The system includes a rotatable shutter plate having an open portion, a closed portion and a peripheral rim, the peripheral rim having a frictional surface thereon; a motor having a rotatable shaft having a pinion affixed at one end thereof for engagement with the frictional surface of the peripheral rim of the rotatable shutter plate; and a temperature sensor for monitoring a temperature indicative of engine warm-up and sending a signal to a controller; wherein the rotatable shutter plate is structured and arranged to at least partially occlude an air inlet to or outlet from the internal combustion engine when rotated in response to a signal received from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NOVATIO ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Mimmo Elia, Jason Targoff, John Waldron, Michael Peterson
  • Patent number: 10512470
    Abstract: An osteotomy procedure may be performed to correct a misalignment of a bone, such as a bunion deformity. In some examples, the osteotomy procedure involves making a first crescentic-shaped cut transecting a first metatarsal, thereby forming a concave-shaped end and a convex-shaped end on opposed bone portions. The method further involves making a second crescentic-shaped cut across the concave-shaped end of one bone portion and thereafter moving the bone portions relative to each other in multiple planes to correct an anatomical misalignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Barry Bays, Joe W. Ferguson, Carlos Eduardo Gil, Tyler Hissong, Danielle Peterson, Sean F. Scanlan, Michael Stedham, Justin Valentine
  • Publication number: 20190380749
    Abstract: An apparatus for inserting implants in a bone comprising a frame having a cartridge receiving chamber and a barrel. A cartridge defining a plurality of chambers is positioned in the cartridge receiving chamber so the chambers are selectively alignable with a longitudinal passage of the barrel. At least one instrument is positioned in one of the chambers, and a plurality of implants is positioned in the other chambers. A drive assembly is engageable with the instrument and the implants. The drive assembly is slidably and rotatably disposed in the frame and is moveable between a retracted position, an engaging position wherein the distal end of the drive assembly is positioned to engage the selected one of the instrument and the implants, and an extended position wherein the drive assembly extends through the chamber to transport the selected one of the instrument or the implant from the chamber to the distal end of the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Michael O'Neil, Zoher Bootwala, Joseph Peterson
  • Publication number: 20190374272
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for delivery of an implant at a target site in an interior of a bone. The apparatus may include a plate. The plate may include a bottom surface complementing a surface contour of a bone. The plate may define first holes sized for receiving screws. The plate may define second holes sized for receiving fixation elements. The plate may define an opening. The opening may be sized for providing passage of the implant through the plate. When the bottom surface is seated complementarily against the surface contour, the first holes may point into an interior of the bone and into a volume occupied by the implant in the interior when the implant is positioned at a target site and radially expanded to form a mesh cage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Alex A. Peterson, Michael P. Brenzel, Steve D. Kruse, Todd A. Krinke, Paul Hindrichs, Troy Michael Siemers, Jonathan Berndt, David Costello
  • Patent number: 10500382
    Abstract: A stent including a hollow wire formed into a stent pattern. The hollow wire includes an outer member having an outer surface and an inner surface, a lumen extending longitudinally within the hollow wire, at least one opening extending from the outer surface of the outer member to the lumen, and a plurality of filaments extending longitudinally within the lumen. The plurality of filaments increases the amount of surface area available for tissue in-growth within the lumen. Each filament of the plurality of filaments is spaced from adjacent filaments of the plurality of filaments, and the spacing between adjacent filaments of the plurality of filaments is configured to permit tissue in-growth between the adjacent filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Bienvenu, Justin Peterson, Stefan Tunev, Michael Harms
  • Publication number: 20190368004
    Abstract: A method of making a zeolite comprises: adding a zeolite seed to a leach solution containing silicon and aluminum; and heating the leach solution to obtain the zeolite. The leach solution can be made by mixing coal ash with a basic stream, thereby creating (i) a leach solution containing silicon and aluminum, and (ii) leached ash; and separating the leach solution from the leached ash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Rick Peterson, Michael Heinrichs, Vinay V. Gadkari, Rachid Taha, Slawomir Winecki, Darwin Argumedo
  • Publication number: 20190358931
    Abstract: A method of making laminate foam material is provided. The laminate foam material includes a layer of non-foam material sandwiched between two layers of foam material. The non-foam material is bonded to the foam material, such as with a bonding agent and/or by heating respective surfaces of the foam material until the surface softens or melts. When a heating process is utilized, the non-foam material is pressed against the softened or melted foam material. As the foam material begins to cool, the non-foam material becomes bonded to the foam material. The non-foam material is narrower than the foam material and is positioned relative to the foam material such that the edges of the non-foam material are concealed by the foam material. Foam products, such as foam mats, can be formed from the laminate foam material by cutting across the width of the foam material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Peterson
  • Publication number: 20190336221
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an anatomical implant template has a template body having opposed first and second terminal ends. The template body bends so as to change the body from a first configuration, whereby the body extends from the first terminal end to the second terminal end along a first path, to a second configuration, whereby the body extends from the first terminal end to the second terminal end along a second path, different from the first path, the second path conforming more closely to the curvature of the at least one anatomical body. The body supports at least one device that outputs at least one signal from which a shape of the body in the second configuration can be ascertained. The anatomical implant template can further communicate the at least one signal to a computing device that generates signals for bending an anatomical implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michael O'Neil, Roman Lomeli, Robert Sommerich, Mark Hall, Joseph Peterson
  • Publication number: 20190339784
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. An example process includes detecting input representing motion of an electronic device and sampling an audio input with a microphone of the electronic device. The example process further includes determining, based on the audio input and the input representing motion of the electronic device, whether to initiate a virtual assistant session. In accordance with a determination to initiate the virtual assistant session, the example process includes initiating the virtual assistant session. In accordance with a determination not to initiate the virtual assistant session, the example process includes forgoing initiating the virtual assistant session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen O. LEMAY, Michael R. BASTIAN, Roman HOLENSTEIN, Minwoo JEONG, Charles MAALOUF, Brandon J. NEWENDORP, Heriberto NIETO, Timothy PAEK, Joanna PETERSON, Shawn SCULLY, Srikrishna SRIDHAR, Brandt M. WESTING, Shiwen ZHAO
  • Publication number: 20190336738
    Abstract: A transdermal drug delivery device includes a reservoir, a transdermal membrane, a piston, a control rod, a spring, and a rotational cam. The reservoir is configured to hold a formulation. The transdermal membrane is configured to allow the formulation from the reservoir to pass therethrough. The piston is configured to move into the reservoir. The control rod is attached to the piston and includes a plurality of teeth thereon. The spring is configured to apply force to the control rod in the direction of the reservoir. The rotational cam has a first camming surface and a second camming surface that are configured to engage with the plurality of teeth. The rotational cam, when rotated, is configured to disengage the first camming surface from a first tooth of the plurality of teeth, thereby allowing the spring to advance the piston into the reservoir to expel the formulation onto the transdermal membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew L. JOHNSTON, Michael P. SCHALLER, Bryce PETERSON, Kevin GELSTON
  • Patent number: 10445350
    Abstract: A collaboration database service may allow users to create, edit, and share collaborative content on custom databases consistently across a variety of platforms and devices. For example, a collaboration database engine of the service may be configured to detect creation of a table through an application associated with the service, the table including one or more columns and rows that form a plurality of cells. The engine may also be configured to determine and optionally reduce a character count of data within each cell, map each cell to a bucket based on the character count of the data, and automatically select an optimal configuration of the table to be provided for display through the application based on the mapping. The optimal configuration may maximize an amount of the data presented within each cell of the table and enable consistent presentation of the table across a variety of platforms and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Krista Bendig, Michael R. Sullivan, Caoimhe Grace Dowling, Gergely Kota, Mark Peterson, Raul Clouse, Michael Cheng
  • Patent number: 10434509
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, devices, apparatuses and methods for automated bioprocessing. Examples of protocols and bioprocessing procedures suitable for the present invention include but are not limited to: immunoprecipitation, chromatin immunoprecipitation, recombinant protein isolation, nucleic acid separation and isolation, protein labeling, separation and isolation, cell separation and isolation, food safety analysis and automatic bead based separation. In some embodiments, the invention provides automated systems, automated devices, automated cartridges and automated methods of western blot processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Amshey, Daniel Bezdek, Espir Kahatt, Alexander Khorlin, Lance Parsons, Todd Peterson, Timothy Powers, Michael Thacker, Timothy Updyke, Kornelija Zgonc
  • Patent number: 10433882
    Abstract: An apparatus for inserting implants in a bone comprising a frame having a cartridge receiving chamber and a barrel. A cartridge defining a plurality of chambers is positioned in the cartridge receiving chamber so the chambers are selectively alignable with a longitudinal passage of the barrel. At least one instrument is positioned in one of the chambers, and a plurality of implants is positioned in the other chambers. A drive assembly is engageable with the instrument and the implants. The drive assembly is slidably and rotatably disposed in the frame and is moveable between a retracted position, an engaging position wherein the distal end of the drive assembly is positioned to engage the selected one of the instrument and the implants, and an extended position wherein the drive assembly extends through the chamber to transport the selected one of the instrument or the implant from the chamber to the distal end of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael O'Neil, Zoher Bootwala, Joseph Peterson
  • Publication number: 20190293128
    Abstract: A clutch assembly includes a clutch disc configured to engage a prime mover, a pressure plate having a clutch biasing element, and a clutch engagement member structured to couple to a clutch actuation element at an engagement position. The clutch adjustment member maintains a consistent engagement position as a face of the clutch disc experiences wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Troy Scott Reinoehl, James Lee Whitaker, Steven Michael Peterson, Clinton Lee McClellan, Paige Elizabeth Canzonieri
  • Patent number: D865894
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NOVATION IQ LLC
    Inventor: Michael Peterson