Patents by Inventor Michael Ramsey

Michael Ramsey 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: 20240037316
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and processor-readable storage media for automatically summarizing event-related data using artificial intelligence techniques are provided herein. An example computer-implemented method includes obtaining text-based data and non-text-based data associated with at least one virtual event comprising one or more participants; generating a content-related summarization of one or more of at least a portion of the text-based data and at least a portion of the non-text-based data using at least a first set of one or more artificial intelligence techniques; generating a participant sentiment-related summarization associated with one or more of at least a portion of the text-based data and at least a portion of the non-text-based data using at least a second set of one or more artificial intelligence techniques; and performing one or more automated actions based at least in part on one or more of the content-related summarization and the participant sentiment-related summarization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Bijan Kumar Mohanty, Gregory Michael Ramsey, Hung T. Dinh
  • Publication number: 20240033739
    Abstract: A fluidic device includes a plurality of reaction wells, typically in a dense array, with at least one bead retention segment in fluid communication with and spatially separated from at least one signal detection segment. A respective bead retention segment can be configured to hold a single bead, which can have a reagent attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: John Michael Ramsey, William Hampton Henley
  • Publication number: 20230403174
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example methodology implementing the disclosed techniques includes, by a virtual event assistant, joining an online meeting and receiving a content of the online meeting in real-time, the content including an audio stream and a video stream of the online meeting. The method also includes, by the virtual event assistant, generating a summarized content of the online meeting based on a transcript of the online meeting, wherein generating the summarized content includes applying one or more artificial intelligence (AI)-based techniques to the transcript of the online meeting. The method further includes, by the virtual meeting assistant, determining contextual metadata of the online meeting based on analysis of the content of the online meeting. The method may also include providing the summarized content with the contextual metadata of the online meeting for playback by a user, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Bijan Kumar Mohanty, Gregory Michael Ramsey, Hung Dinh
  • Publication number: 20230229793
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example methodology implementing the disclosed techniques includes receiving information regarding a customer to onboard to a managed service and determining one or more relevant features from the information regarding the customer, the one or more relevant features correlated with historical onboarding times. The method also includes determining, using a machine learning (ML) model, an expected time to onboard the customer to the managed service based on the one or more relevant features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory Michael Ramsey, Elizabeth Anne Toth, Bijan Kumar Mohanty, Damon Sonnenberg, Karen Lee Jones, Sushma Punugubati
  • Patent number: 11635407
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices that allow independently applied pressures to a BGE reservoir and a sample reservoir for pressure-driven injection that can inject a discrete sample plug into a separation channel that does not require voltage applied to the sample reservoir and can allow for in-channel focusing methods to be used. The methods, systems and devices are particularly suitable for use with a mass spectrometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: John Scott Mellors, Erin Anne Redman, John Michael Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20220364161
    Abstract: A microfluidic device includes a plurality of reaction wells; and a plurality of solid supports, and each of the solid supports has a reagent attached thereto. The reagent is attached to the solid support via a labile reagent/support bond such that the reagent is configured to be cleaved from the support via a cleaving operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: John Michael Ramsey, William Henley, Emily Oblath
  • Patent number: 11366966
    Abstract: Methods, and systems for named entity recognition and disambiguation. One of the methods includes: receiving a document; extracting a plurality of mentions within the document; clustering the plurality of mentions to produce at least one cluster; identifying a plurality of candidate entities for the cluster; pairing each candidate entity and the cluster to create a plurality of candidate entity-cluster pairings; generating features for each candidate entity-cluster pairing; and selecting an entity, from the plurality of candidate entities, for the cluster based at least in part on features of a candidate entity pairing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Kensho Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ramsey, Gabriel Parlato-Altay, Aron Szanto, Anthony Liu, Sireesh Gururaja, Benjamin Hsu, Domenic Puzio
  • Patent number: 11345947
    Abstract: A microfluidic device includes a plurality of reaction wells; and a plurality of solid supports, and each of the solid supports has a reagent attached thereto. The reagent is attached to the solid support via a labile reagent/support bond such that the reagent is configured to be cleaved from the support via a cleaving operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: John Michael Ramsey, William Henley, Emily Oblath
  • Patent number: 11307171
    Abstract: Devices and methods generate an ordered restriction map of genomic DNA extracted from whole cells, nuclei, whole chromosomes, or other sources of long DNA molecules. The devices have a fluidic microchannel that merges into a reaction nanochannel that merges into a detection nanochannel at an interface where the nanochannel diameter decreases in size by between 50% to 99%. Intact molecules of DNA are transported to the reaction nanochannel and then fragmented in the reaction nanochannel using restriction endonuclease enzymes. The reaction nanochannel is sized and configured so that the fragments stay in an original order until they are injected into the detection nanochannel. Signal at one or more locations along the detection nanochannel is detected to map fragments in the order they occur along a long DNA molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: John Michael Ramsey, Laurent Menard
  • Patent number: 11226950
    Abstract: Techniques for providing feed-based case management on an online social network. A user interface that includes a publisher and an information feed is provided. Information associated with a record is received and the record is updated in a database system. A feed item associated with the database system update is generated and provided in the information feed. The feed item includes one or more actionable selections providing a reference to the publisher. Selection of one of the one or more actionable selections causes the publisher to be operable to receive further information associated with the record. The record is capable of being updated based on the further information. In some implementations, the record is a case and the user interface serves as a single interface for all interactions required in solving the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Beechuk, Orjan N. Kjellberg, Larry P. G. Robinson, Michael Ramsey, Arvind Krishnan, Jyoti Khubchandani, Jill Blue Lin, Mustafa O. Al-Alami, Jason Aaron Ellis, Christopher A. Myers, Vahn K. Phan, Chitra Gulabrani
  • Publication number: 20220011300
    Abstract: Decoding methods are provided for identifying populations in assays, particularly multiplexing assays and those associated with fluidic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: John Michael Ramsey, William Hampton Henley, Thomas Linz
  • Publication number: 20210343519
    Abstract: A miniature electrode apparatus is disclosed for trapping charged particles, the apparatus includes, along a longitudinal direction, a first end cap electrode, a central electrode having an aperture, and a second end cap electrode. The aperture is elongated in the lateral plane and extends through the central electrode along the longitudinal direction and the central electrode surrounds the aperture in a lateral plane perpendicular to the longitudinal direction to define a transverse cavity for trapping charged particles. Electric fields can be applied in a y-direction of the lateral plane across one or more planes perpendicular to the longitudinal axis to translocate and/or manipulate ion trajectories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: John Michael Ramsey, Andrew Hampton, Kevin Schultze
  • Patent number: 11158496
    Abstract: A miniature electrode apparatus is disclosed for trapping charged particles, the apparatus including, along a longitudinal direction: a first end cap electrode; a central electrode having an aperture; and a second end cap electrode. The aperture is elongated in the lateral plane and extends through the central electrode along the longitudinal direction and the central electrode surrounds the aperture in a lateral plane perpendicular to the longitudinal direction to define a transverse cavity for trapping charged particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: J. Michael Ramsey, Kevin Schultze
  • Patent number: 11073507
    Abstract: Devices for controlling the capture, trapping, and transport of macromolecules include at least one fluidic transport nanochannel that intersects and is in fluid communication with at least one transverse nanochannel with (shallow) regions and/or with integrated transverse electrodes that enable fine control of molecule transport dynamics and facilitates analyses of interest, e.g., molecular identification, length determination, localized (probe) mapping and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: John Michael Ramsey, Laurent Menard
  • Patent number: 11067537
    Abstract: Devices and methods generate an ordered restriction map of genomic DNA extracted from whole cells. The devices have a fluidic microchannel that merges into a reaction nanochannel that merges into a detection nanochannel at an interface where the nanochannel diameter decreases in size by between 50% to 99%. Intact molecules of DNA are transported to the reaction nanochannel and then fragmented in the reaction nanochannel using restriction endonuclease enzymes. The reaction nanochannel is sized and configured so that the fragments stay in an original order until they are injected into the detection nanochannel. Signal at one or more locations along the detection nanochannel is detected to map fragments in the order they occur along a long DNA molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: John Michael Ramsey, Laurent Menard
  • Publication number: 20210214776
    Abstract: Provided are compounds, compositions, kits, systems, devices, and methods for improving an assay such as, for example, a multiplexed PCR assay (e.g., a multiplexed immuno-PCR assay). A solid support (e.g., a bead) may be provided according to some embodiments of the present invention. The solid support may comprise an encoding agent (e.g., a dye), a nucleic acid sequence (e.g., an oligonucleotide and/or primer); and a molecular recognition element (e.g., an antibody). A detection reagent may be provided according to some embodiments of the present invention. The detection reagent may comprise a molecular recognition element (e.g., an antibody) and a nucleic acid tag. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the nucleic acid sequence of the solid support and at least a portion of the nucleic acid target tag of the detection reagent are configured to participate in a nucleic acid amplification process. A solid support and detection reagent may bind to the same target, thereby forming a reagent pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: William Hampton Henley, Elizabeth Ann Dethoff, John Michael Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20210210325
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices that allow independently applied pressures to a BGE reservoir and a sample reservoir for pressure-driven injection that can inject a discrete sample plug into a separation channel that does not require voltage applied to the sample reservoir and can allow for in-channel focusing methods to be used. The methods, systems and devices are particularly suitable for use with a mass spectrometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: John Scott Mellors, Erin Anne Redman, John Michael Ramsey
  • Patent number: 11053535
    Abstract: Devices, such as chips for DNA analysis, have at least one fluid transport nanochannel with at least one intersecting (e.g., transverse) sensing nanochannel that can be monitored for change in ionic current to determine characteristics or parameters of interest, e.g., molecular identification, length determination, localized (probe) mapping and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: John Michael Ramsey, Jean Pierre Alarie, Laurent Menard
  • Publication number: 20210171798
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions, devices, and methods for improving a surface property of a substrate. In some embodiments, the hydrophobicity and/or fluorocarbon-phobicity of the surface is increased. Some embodiments include compositions, devices and methods for improving bead loading and/or immiscible oil sealing of microwell array reactions on plastic microfluidic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: John Michael Ramsey, William Hampton Henley
  • Publication number: 20210154673
    Abstract: Analysis systems with a housing having a chamber sized and configured to receive at least one microfluidic device. The systems also include an optic system coupled to the housing in optical communication with the at least one microfluidic device, a controller coupled to the optic system, a heat source coupled to the optic system and thermally coupled to the at least one microfluidic device held in the housing, and a sub-array selection module in communication with the controller. The sub-array selection module is configured to select a sub-set of sets of microwells of at least one fluid channel of the microfluidic device for imaging by the optic system after a reaction step (e.g., one thermocycle) during an assay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: William Hampton Henley, Adam D. Pfefferle, John Michael Ramsey, Ellen Foot Perkowski