Patents by Inventor Michael R. Sullivan

Michael R. Sullivan 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: 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: 10380148
    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: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Krista Bendig, Michael R. Sullivan, Caoimhe Grace Dowling, Gergely Kota, Mark Peterson, Raul Clouse, Michael Cheng
  • Publication number: 20190188305
    Abstract: Aspects of the current subject matter relate to a data storage and retrieval system that employs a data storage structure in which user data is spatially and temporally stored and fetched in real-time, allowing users to utilize and visualize the data. The data storage structure provides for a structured query and retrieval mechanism and is optimized for low-latency read operations covering a temporal and spatial range, while also allowing for varying play rates and spatial zoom levels. The data storage structure incorporates various data stores for query retrieval based on user request criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: John R. Maschmeyer, Ryan P. Clancey, Charles G. Law, Corey A. Porter, Michael R. Sullivan, Kevin M. Van Leer
  • Publication number: 20170139958
    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: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Krista Bendig, Michael R. Sullivan, Caoimhe Grace Dowling, Gergely Kota, Mark Peterson, Raul Clouse, Michael Cheng
  • Patent number: 8006448
    Abstract: A building panel for attachment to exterior and interior building surfaces, the panel including a casting layer having at least one imbedded reinforcing layer, at least one attachment means extending through the casting layer and imbedded reinforcing layer for attachment to a building frame, and a finishing layer adjacent to the casting layer, the finishing layer being positioned to cover a first end of the at least one attachment means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventors: Richard E. Peterson, Michael R. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7114547
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a casting ring and base sized and dimensioned to be coupled together to form a cavity having one or more walls comprising an inner surface of the casting ring, having a bottom comprising an upper surface of the base, and having a form receiving member portion of the base extending into the cavity. This embodiment includes an indicator forming portion sized and positioned to form an indicator on a mold produced by at least partially filling the cavity with investment and allowing the investment to harden. In some instances the casting ring may have a lower segment sized and dimensioned to surround and receive an upper segment of the base to couple the ring and base together, wherein, the casting ring latches onto an outwardly protruding shoulder of the base when the base and casting ring are coupled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Inventors: Michael R. Sullivan, Ashwin Mehta
  • Publication number: 20030200711
    Abstract: A building panel for attachment to exterior and interior building surfaces, the panel including a casting layer having at least one imbedded reinforcing layer, at least one attachment means extending through the casting layer and imbedded reinforcing layer for attachment to a building frame, and a finishing layer adjacent to the casting layer, the finishing layer being positioned to cover a first end of the at least one attachment means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Richard E. Peterson, Michael R. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 6200129
    Abstract: A candle capable of changing color when lighted is disclosed. More particularly, the candle incorporates thermochromic dyes that are a first color at room temperature and a second color upon being raised to an activation temperature. The color change is preferably reversible so that upon cooling, the portions of the candle that underwent a color change return to their original color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Inventors: Michael R. Sullivan, John Raymond Sullivan, Paul Francis Sullivan, Robert Joseph Sullivan, Thomas Daniel Fisher
  • Patent number: 5655592
    Abstract: Compression and distortion on a wax pattern during curing are eliminated by employing a thermochromatic dye which changes color when investment material sets. By monitoring the dye, the set investment material can be removed from the assembly before curing, eliminating compression forces on the wax pattern from the exothermic curing process expanding the investment material against the constraints of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Leach & Dillon, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael R. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 5183095
    Abstract: The production of high precision molds and castings for dental prosthesis and the like is enhanced with a casting ring and sprue former base constructed of a clear expandable thermoplastic. The ring and base are telescopically interlockable with each other to define a vessel containing a mold form strategically disposed therein so that as investment solution poured throughout is able to cure without detracting from the precise measurements of the mold form to provide a true mold from which precisely dimensioned castings are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Inventor: Michael R. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 4223672
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a peristaltic pump for withdrawing whole blood from a patient, a device for centrifuging the blood to separate plasma from the whole blood, a plasma treatment chamber for receiving the plasma, a vehicle positioned within the chamber and having an immuno-adsorbent agent fixed thereon to interact and bond with an immunological reactant carried by the plasma that is passed through the chamber for removing the immunological reactant from the plasma, tubing connected to recombine the substantially immunological reactant free plasma with the remainder of the whole blood and a peristaltic pump for returning the recombined whole blood to the patient. According to the present invention the plasma treatment chamber has a variable volume so that the chamber can be used for treating sequentially different quantities of plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1980
    Assignee: Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Terman, Herbert M. Cullis, Mirza A. Khoja, Michael R. Sullivan