Patents by Inventor Michael Ray

Michael Ray 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: 10738923
    Abstract: A turbine engine duct assembly including a joint assembly having an outer shroud, a bellows, a flared tube, a backing ring, and a kinematic ring. The joint assembly provides for dynamic movement of the duct assembly during operation of the engine. Such dynamic movement can be resultant of vibrational forces or thermal expansion of the engine. The joint assembly permits such dynamic movement without excessive system stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Unison Industries LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Michael Thomas Kenworthy, Douglas R. Millward, Lonnie Ray Stewart, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10738628
    Abstract: A ceramic matrix composite (CMC) component including a subcomponent, such as a band flowpath, a load bearing wall and a wall support, each comprised of a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) including reinforcing fibers embedded in a matrix. The CMC component further including at least one mechanical joint joining the subcomponent, the load bearing wall and the wall support to form the CMC component. The reinforcing fibers of the load bearing wall are oriented substantially normal to the reinforcing fibers of the subcomponent and the wall support. Methods are also provided for joining the subcomponent, the load bearing wall and the wall support to form a mechanical joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Sara Saxton Underwood, Douglas Glenn Decesare, Michael Ray Tuertscher, Daniel Gene Dunn, Douglas Melton Carper, Brian Gregg Feie
  • Patent number: 10731981
    Abstract: A combined altitude display apparatus for generating a combined altitude value is provided. The apparatus comprises a first altitude input interface, wherein the first altitude input interface receives a first altitude value; a second altitude input interface, wherein the second altitude input interface receives a second altitude value, wherein the second altitude value indicated by the second altitude input interface has a cyclical range; an altitude output interface, wherein the altitude output interface outputs a third altitude value; and a data fusion component coupled to the first altitude input interface and the second altitude input interface and configured to calculate the third altitude value based on the first altitude value and the second altitude value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Elbit Systems of America, LLC
    Inventors: John Timothy Pearson, Lawerance Ray Butler, Keith Thomas Grandin, Michael Allen Robb, Donald Grant Gwynne
  • Publication number: 20200236879
    Abstract: A system for normalizing tank pressures includes a controller, a holding tank, a first reservoir, a first valve fluidly coupled to the first reservoir and communicatively coupled to the master controller, a distribution line fluidly coupling the holding tank to the first valve, a first sensor communicatively coupled to the controller, where the first sensor is configured to output signals corresponding to a fluid level within the first reservoir, and an instruction set that causes the processor to: receive signals from the first sensor, determine whether the fluid level within the first fluid reservoir is below a first threshold, generate a first signal to open the first valve when the fluid level is below the first threshold such that fluid from the holding tank fills the first reservoir, and generate a second signal to close the first valve when the fluid level is not below the first threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Grow Solutions Tech LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Michael Tyler Wirig, Tyler Ray Iverson
  • Publication number: 20200236878
    Abstract: A watering station includes a robotic watering device having a first swing arm having a first end opposite a second end, a rotatable robot arm rotatably coupled to a second end of the first swing arm, a first motor configured to pivot the first swing arm, a second motor configured to rotate the rotatable robot arm with respect to the first swing arm, and pump outlets positioned on the rotatable robot arm, one or more pumps fluidly coupled to the pump outlets positioned on the rotatable robot arm, and a fluid reservoir, where the one or more pumps comprises an inlet and an outlet, and the one or more pumps are fluidly coupled to the fluid reservoir such that when activated the one or more pumps draw fluid from the fluid reservoir and disperse a predetermined amount of fluid out the pump outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Grow Solutions Tech LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Michael Tyler Wirig, Tyler Ray Iverson, Kevin Leon Hurst
  • Publication number: 20200238745
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an optical security feature that is based on a single axis alignment of mirrors or facets in a structured surface that forms a micro mirror array. In an aspect, a device is described that includes a reflecting structure on a first layer, where the reflecting structure has a top surface with multiple embossed facets arranged in a spatial orientation that produces a flat ring optical effect upon incidence of light. In another aspect, a method for making the device is described that provides a reflecting layer and produces the reflecting structure on the reflecting layer with multiple facets arranged in the spatial orientation to produce the flat ring optical effect. In yet another aspect, an apparatus for making the device is described that includes a pressing device and a stamping device to transfer a pattern of the reflecting structure to a reflecting material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Cornelis Jan DELST, Vladimir P. RAKSHA, Paul G. COOMBS, Robert B. SARGENT, Michael Ray NOFI
  • Patent number: 10723509
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for reusable containers and item delivery using reusable containers. In several embodiments, the reusable containers described herein include removable divider walls that can be used to selectively divide an interior of the container into multiple smaller portions. By a further approach, the container and divider walls can have cooperating components to mount the divider wall to the container. In some embodiments, the reusable containers described herein can also include bag handle holding features so that bags placed therein are prevented from spilling contents during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Corey L. Peach, Craig J. Stevens, Christian James Munoz, Michael Ray Walden, Steven Alan Welch, Elizabeth Enzor, Whitney Porter
  • Patent number: 10727462
    Abstract: A thermal runaway shield (“TRS”) having at least one TRS module. The TRS module comprises a first wall, a second wall, and fibers. The first wall has an exterior side and an interior side. The second wall has an exterior side and an interior side. The fibers are disposed on the interior side of the first wall and on the interior side of the second wall. The first wall is coupled to the second wall forming an inner cavity. The at least one of the exterior side of the first wall and the exterior side of the second wall has a shape for conforming to a shape of at least one energy storage device cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KULR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy Ray Knowles, Michael Gerald Carpenter, Yoshio Robert Yamaki, Michael Mo
  • Patent number: 10726514
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a general-purpose graphics processing unit comprising a dynamic precision floating-point unit including a control unit having precision tracking hardware logic to track an available number of bits of precision for computed data relative to a target precision, wherein the dynamic precision floating-point unit includes computational logic to output data at multiple precisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Elmoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall, Sara S. Baghsorkhi, Anbang Yao, Kevin Nealis, Xiaoming Chen, Altug Koker, Abhishek R. Appu, John C. Weast, Mike B. Macpherson, Dukhwan Kim, Linda L. Hurd, Ben J. Ashbaugh, Barath Lakshmanan, Liwei Ma, Joydeep Ray, Ping T. Tang, Michael S. Strickland
  • Patent number: 10728492
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that determines a frame rate of video content, sets a blend amount parameter based on the frame rate, and temporally anti-aliases the video content based on the blend amount parameter. Additionally, the technology may detect a coarse pixel (CP) shading condition with respect to one or more frames in the video content and select, in response to the CP shading condition, a per frame jitter pattern that jitters across pixels, wherein the video content is temporally anti-aliased based on the per frame jitter pattern. The CP shading condition may also cause the technology to apply a gradient to a plurality of color planes on a per color plane basis and discard pixel level samples associated with a CP if all mip data corresponding to the CP is transparent or shadowed out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Travis T. Schluessler, Joydeep Ray, John H. Feit, Nikos Kaburlasos, Jacek Kwiatkowski, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Prasoonkumar Surti, Michael Apodaca, Murali Ramadoss, Abhishek Venkatesh
  • Publication number: 20200231614
    Abstract: PPSMA binding scaffolds with radioiodinated, radiobrominated and radioastatinated labeled prosthetic groups are disclosed. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating PSMA expressing cells or tumors also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: MARTIN G. POMPER, RONNIE C. MEASE, YING CHEN, SANGEETA RAY, MICHAEL ZALUTSKY, GANESAN VAIDYANATHAN
  • Patent number: 10719815
    Abstract: Remote deposit of checks can be facilitated by a financial institution. A customer's general purpose computer and image capture device may be leveraged to capture an image of a check and deliver the image to financial institution electronics. Additional data for the transaction may be collected as necessary. The transaction can be automatically accomplished utilizing the images and data thus acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Charles Lee Oakes, III, Randy Ray Morlen, Michael Frank Morris, Reynaldo Medina, III, Greg Alan Harpel, Gabriel Glenn Gavia, Bharat Prasad, Frank Kyle Major, Jeffrey Neal Pollack
  • Publication number: 20200224108
    Abstract: A multi-stage process for the production of an ISO 8217 compliant Product Heavy Marine Fuel Oil from ISO 8217 compliant Feedstock Heavy Marine Fuel Oil involving a Reaction System composed of one or more reactor vessels selected from a group reactor wherein said one or more reactor vessels contains one or more reaction sections configured to promote the transformation of the Feedstock Heavy Marine Fuel Oil to the Product Heavy Marine Fuel Oil. The Product Heavy Marine Fuel Oil has a sulfur level has a maximum sulfur content (ISO 14596 or ISO 8754) between the range of 0.05 mass % to 1.0 mass. A process plant for conducting the process for conducting the process is disclosed that can utilize a modular reactor vessel contained within a frame work based on ISO 40 foot or ISO 20 foot container dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Magema Technology LLC
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Moore, Bertrand Ray Klussmann, Carter James White
  • Publication number: 20200226814
    Abstract: A head-mounted display comprises a display device and an outward-facing depth camera. A storage machine comprises instructions executable by a logic machine to present one or more virtual objects on the display device, to receive information from the depth camera about an environment, and to determine a position of the head-mounted display within the environment. Based on the position of the head-mounted display, a position of a joint of a user's arm is inferred. Based on the information received from the depth camera, a position of a user's hand is determined. A ray is cast from a portion of the user's hand based on the position of the joint of the user's arm and the position of the user's hand. Responsive to the ray intersecting with one or more control points of a virtual object, the user is provided with an indication that the virtual object is being targeted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Kai TANG, Julia SCHWARZ, Jason Michael RAY, Sophie STELLMACH, Thomas Matthew GABLE, Casey Leon MEEKHOF, Nahil Tawfik SHARKASI, Nicholas Ferianc KAMUDA, Ramiro S. TORRES, Kevin John APPEL, Jamie Bryant KIRSCHENBAUM
  • Publication number: 20200225757
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting user-object interaction in mixed-reality environments. A mixed-reality system detects a controller gesture with an associated controller orientation in the mixed-reality environment. The mixed-reality system then determines an interaction region for the controller gesture and identifies one or more virtual objects within the interaction region. The virtual objects each have an associated orientation affinity. Subsequently, the mixed-reality system determines an orientation similarity score between the controller orientation and the orientation affinity for each virtual object within the interaction region. In response to determining that at least one orientation similarity score exceeds a predetermined threshold, the mixed-reality system executes an interaction between the controller and the virtual object that has the greatest orientation similarity score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Julia Schwarz, Jason Michael Ray, Casey Leon Meekhof
  • Publication number: 20200226096
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) package apparatus is disclosed. The IC package includes one or more processing units and a bridge, mounted below the one or more processing unit, including one or more arithmetic logic units (ALUs) to perform atomic operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Altug Koker, Farshad Akhbari, Feng Chen, Dukhwan Kim, Narayan Srinivasa, Nadathur Rajagopalan Satish, Liwei Ma, Jeremy Bottleson, Eriko Nurvitadhi, Joydeep Ray, Ping T. Tang, Michael S. Strickland, Xiaoming Chen, Tatiana Shpeisman, Abhishek R. Appu
  • Patent number: 10712719
    Abstract: A testing machine for testing a test specimen includes an actuator assembly configured to be coupled to the test specimen; and a computing device configured to control the actuator assembly, the computing device including a graphical user interface that renders at least a visual representation or a simulated visual representation of at least a parameter of the component or the component changing in accordance with changes of the actual corresponding component on the testing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MTS SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley Dean Schulz, Michael Ray Buth, Jeffrey Allan Breece, David Martin Tillman, Maureen Bitney, Darrell Robert Bennington, Pinklekumar D. Patel
  • Patent number: 10713388
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology generally relate to file sharing, encryption, and protection of digital assets. More specifically, some embodiments of the present technology relate to computer files comprising an unencrypted file combined with an encrypted file, and methods for creation of such combined files. The unencrypted file can be read by target applications and can present a variety of information (e.g., contact information, registration information, etc.). The encrypted data may be accessed only when the proper management software, drivers, application programming interfaces, and other components of a runtime environment have been installed on a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Polyport, Inc.
    Inventors: Partha Ray, Michael James Shull
  • Publication number: 20200219223
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a graphics, media, and compute device having a tiled architecture composed of a number of tiles of smaller graphics devices. The work distribution infrastructure for such device enables the distribution of workloads across multiple tiles of the device. Work items can be submitted to any one or more of the multiple tiles, with workloads able to span multiple tiles. Additionally, upon completion of a work item, graphics, media, and/or compute engines within the device can readily acquire new work items for execution with minimal latency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Balaji Vembu, Brandon Fliflet, James Valerio, Michael Apodaca, Ben Ashbaugh, Hema Nalluri, Ankur Shah, Murali Ramadoss, David Puffer, Altug Koker, Aditya Navale, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray, Travis Schluessler
  • Patent number: 10704718
    Abstract: A flexible joint assembly for a joint between a first duct and a second duct for providing a flow of fluid, such as bleed air in an aviation implementation. The flexible joint includes a bellows supported by a mounting assembly having a first support and a second support, provided within the interior of the bellows. A rod assembly can operably couple the first support and the second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Michael Thomas Kenworthy, Dattu G V Jonnalagadda, Jason Levi Burdette, Lonnie Ray Stewart, Jr.