Patents by Inventor Michael R. Burns

Michael R. 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).

  • Publication number: 20200276378
    Abstract: A blood treatment air purging system and method includes a level detector positioned and arranged to detect a low fluid level in a blood circuit indicating a high amount of air in the blood circuit; a blood pump operable with the blood circuit; a venous patient line of the blood circuit; and at least one blood circuit air vent valve, wherein the system and method are configured or programmed to (i) stop the blood pump, (ii) close the venous patient line, and (iii) open the at least one blood circuit air vent valve to atmosphere or a container when the low fluid level is detected, and (iv) run the blood pump to meter air through the at least one blood circuit air vent valve to atmosphere or the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas D. Kelly, Marc S. Minkus, Angelito A. Bernardo, William P. Burns, Robert W. Childers, Shincy J. Maliekkal, Matthew R. Muller, Justin B. Rohde, Michael E. Hogard
  • Publication number: 20200253974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to quinazoline compounds and compositions that modulate Ras signaling. Compounds and compositions of the present invention are useful in the treatment of cancers and other disease states associated with Ras dysfunction (e.g., Ras-associated autoimmune leukoproliferative disorder, or certain types of mitochondrial dysfunction) in a subject, for example a mammal or a human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Alex G. Waterson, Jason R. Abbott, J. Phillip Kennedy, Stephen W. Fesik, Qi Sun, Jason Phan, Michael C. Burns, Pratiq Patel
  • Patent number: 10671917
    Abstract: Described is a system for neural decoding of neural activity. Using at least one neural feature extraction method, neural data that is correlated with a set of behavioral data is transformed into sparse neural representations. Semantic features are extracted from a set of semantic data. Using a combination of distinct classification modes, the set of semantic data is mapped to the sparse neural representations, and new input neural data can be interpreted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Rajan Bhattacharyya, James Benvenuto, Vincent De Sapio, Michael J. O'Brien, Kang-Yu Ni, Kevin R. Martin, Ryan M. Uhlenbrock, Rachel Millin, Matthew E. Phillips, Hankyu Moon, Qin Jiang, Brian L. Burns
  • Patent number: 10653826
    Abstract: Dialysis systems that remove air from a blood circuit are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a dialysis system includes a dialysis fluid circuit, a blood circuit including an arterial line, a venous line, and an enclosure in fluid communication with the venous line, the enclosure configured to release air through a hydrophobic vent for priming the blood circuit, a blood pump configured to pump fluid through at least the arterial line, a first valve operable with the arterial line and a second valve operable with the venous line, and a pumping and valving algorithm operated after priming to remove air from the blood circuit to control the first and second valves and the blood pump to replace priming fluid with blood from a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Bazter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Thomas D. Kelly, Marc S. Minkus, Angelito A. Bernardo, William P. Burns, Robert W. Childers, Shincy J. Maliekkal, Matthew R. Muller, Justin B. Rohde, Michael E. Hogard
  • Publication number: 20200126156
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to charting multiple markets. In some embodiments, charting multiple markets may include receiving market data for a plurality of tradeable objects. The plurality of tradeable objects may include an anchor object and at least one non-anchor object. The market data may include anchor object price data for the anchor object and non-anchor price data for the at least one non-anchor object. The non-anchor object price data may be converted based on the anchor object price data such that converted non-anchor object price data has a price scale of the anchor object price data. The anchor object price data and the non-anchor object price data may be displayed along a normalized price axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. BURNS, Douglas R. DUQUETTE, Brian J. BUCK
  • Publication number: 20200116881
    Abstract: A system for near-surface geophysical subsurface imaging for detecting and characterizing subsurface heterogeneities comprises an instrument that outputs probing electromagnetic signals through a ground surface that interact and are affected by scattered signals of acoustic waves that travel through the ground surface and further senses vibrational modes of a subsurface below the ground surface; an imaging device that dynamically generates a time sequence of images of properties of the acoustic waves and maps elastic wave fields of the acoustic waves; and a processor that analyzes dynamic multi-wave data of the images to quantify spatial variations in the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of the subsurface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Brown, Thomas Szabo, Daniel R. Burns, Michael Fehler
  • Publication number: 20200116555
    Abstract: A system for near-surface subsurface imaging for detecting and characterizing subsurface heterogeneities comprises a non-contact acoustic source that senses a plurality of acoustic waves that travel through a surface; an instrument that outputs probing electromagnetic signals through the surface that interact and are affected by scattered signals of the acoustic waves and further senses vibrational modes of a subsurface below the surface; an imaging device that dynamically generates a time sequence of images of properties of the acoustic waves and maps elastic wave fields of the acoustic waves; and a processor that analyzes dynamic multi-wave data of the images to quantify spatial variations in the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of the subsurface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Brown, Thomas Szabo, Daniel R. Burns, Michael Fehler
  • Patent number: 10606540
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of making a state-based determination of information to be displayed on a screen region of a hinge that is coupled to other screen regions. For instance, a state of a hinge that is coupled between a first screen region and a second screen region may be determined. Information that is to be displayed on a third screen region that is provided on the hinge may be determine based at least in part on the state of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Aaron M. Burns, Kenneth L. Kiemele, Charlene Mary Jeune, Christian Sadak, John B. Hesketh, Jeffrey R. Sipko, Christian Klein, Gregg R. Wygonik, Sophors Khut, Michael R. Thomas, Ricardo Arturo Espinoza Reyes
  • Patent number: 10552907
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to charting multiple markets. In some embodiments, charting multiple markets may include receiving market data for a plurality of tradeable objects. The plurality of tradeable objects may include an anchor object and at least one non-anchor object. The market data may include anchor object price data for the anchor object and non-anchor price data for the at least one non-anchor object. The non-anchor object price data may be converted based on the anchor object price data such that converted non-anchor object price data has a price scale of the anchor object price data. The anchor object price data and the non-anchor object price data may be displayed along a normalized price axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Burns, Douglas R. Duquette, Brian J. Buck
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190332343
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of making a state-based determination of information to be displayed on a screen region of a hinge that is coupled to other screen regions. For instance, a state of a hinge that is coupled between a first screen region and a second screen region may be determined. Information that is to be displayed on a third screen region that is provided on the hinge may be determine based at least in part on the state of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Aaron M. Burns, Kenneth L. Kiemele, Charlene Mary Jeune, Christian Sadak, John B. Hesketh, Jeffrey R. Sipko, Christian Klein, Gregg R. Wygonik, Sophors Khut, Michael R. Thomas, Ricardo Arturo Espinoza Reyes
  • Patent number: 10391228
    Abstract: A hemodialysis system configured to purge air from a blood circuit comprises a dialyzer; a dialysis fluid circuit operable with the dialyzer via dialysis fluid inlet and outlet lines, the dialysis fluid circuit including a fresh dialysis fluid pump, and a used dialysis fluid pump; the blood circuit operable with the dialyzer and including an arterial line, a venous line, a blood pump operable with the arterial line upstream of the dialyzer, a physiologically acceptable fluid source in fluid communication with the arterial line upstream of the blood pump, a drip chamber located along the venous line, and a container for accepting air purged from the blood circuit; and an air purging scheme wherein, with the dialysis fluid inlet and outlet lines connected to the dialyzer, the blood pump pumps a fluid through the dialyzer and into the drip chamber, forcing air from the drip chamber into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Thomas D. Kelly, Marc S. Minkus, Angelito A. Bernardo, William P. Burns, Robert W. Childers, Shincy J. Maliekkal, Matthew R. Muller, Justin B. Rohde, Michael E. Hogard
  • Publication number: 20190236706
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to charting multiple markets. In some embodiments, charting multiple markets may include receiving market data for a plurality of tradeable objects. The plurality of tradeable objects may include an anchor object and at least one non-anchor object. The market data may include anchor object price data for the anchor object and non-anchor price data for the at least one non-anchor object. The non-anchor object price data may be converted based on the anchor object price data such that converted non-anchor object price data has a price scale of the anchor object price data. The anchor object price data and the non-anchor object price data may be displayed along a normalized price axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. BURNS, Douglas R. DUQUETTE, Brian J. BUCK
  • Patent number: 10346117
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of making a state-based determination of information to be displayed on a screen region of a hinge that is coupled to other screen regions. For instance, a state of a hinge that is coupled between a first screen region and a second screen region may be determined. Information that is to be displayed on a third screen region that is provided on the hinge may be determine based at least in part on the state of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Aaron M. Burns, Kenneth L. Kiemele, Charlene Mary Jeune, Christian Sadak, John B. Hesketh, Jeffrey R. Sipko, Christian Klein, Gregg R. Wygonik, Sophors Khut, Michael R. Thomas, Ricardo Arturo Espinoza Reyes
  • Publication number: 20190167887
    Abstract: A hemodialysis system configured to purge air from a blood circuit comprises a dialyzer; a dialysis fluid circuit operable with the dialyzer via dialysis fluid inlet and outlet lines, the dialysis fluid circuit including a fresh dialysis fluid pump, and a used dialysis fluid pump; the blood circuit operable with the dialyzer and including an arterial line, a venous line, a blood pump operable with the arterial line upstream of the dialyzer, a physiologically acceptable fluid source in fluid communication with the arterial line upstream of the blood pump, a drip chamber located along the venous line, and a container for accepting air purged from the blood circuit; and an air purging scheme wherein, with the dialysis fluid inlet and outlet lines connected to the dialyzer, the blood pump pumps a fluid through the dialyzer and into the drip chamber, forcing air from the drip chamber into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas D. Kelly, Marc S. Minkus, Angelito A. Bernardo, William P. Burns, Robert W. Childers, Shincy J. Maliekkal, Matthew R. Muller, Justin B. Rohde, Michael E. Hogard
  • Patent number: 10304134
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to charting multiple markets. In some embodiments, charting multiple markets may include receiving market data for a plurality of tradeable objects. The plurality of tradeable objects may include an anchor object and at least one non-anchor object. The market data may include anchor object price data for the anchor object and non-anchor price data for the at least one non-anchor object. The non-anchor object price data may be converted based on the anchor object price data such that converted non-anchor object price data has a price scale of the anchor object price data. The anchor object price data and the non-anchor object price data may be displayed along a normalized price axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Burns, Douglas R. Duquette, Brian J. Buck
  • Patent number: 9752473
    Abstract: An oil change drain valve includes a hollow valve body and a hollow body valve actuator arranged coaxial with the valve body. The valve body is adapted for insertion into an oil pan and houses a check ball and a spring arranged to urge the check ball into a closed position. The valve actuator is adapted for temporary insertion into a lower end of the valve body and includes a bayonet at its upper end. As the valve actuator moves toward the check ball, the bayonet contacts the ball and urges it into an open position. Oil flows through the valve body and actuator unimpeded by any mechanical or moving parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Michael R. Burns, Jerry L. Burns
  • Patent number: 8756142
    Abstract: A computer-implemented financial management system provides the trading of securities via a network using virtual currency. A server computer receives buy and sell orders for derivative financial instruments from a plurality of client computers. The server computer attempts to match the buy and sell orders and then generates a market price through the use of a virtual specialist program executed by the server computer. The virtual specialist program responds to an imbalance in the matching of the buy and sell orders. The virtual currency accumulated by HSX account holders as a result of successful trading may be converted to another currency, credited toward the cost of merchandise provided through a vendor's web site, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy M. Keiser, Michael R. Burns