Patents by Inventor Michael Rivera

Michael Rivera 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: 10391313
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for developing new therapy options for patient suffering from neurological disorders. An example may include the use of a therapy patterning system that allows significant freedom to program therapy patterns using arbitrary shapes and functions. For such patterning to be implemented, a physician may identify a condition needing new and/or alternative therapy options, link the identified condition one or more therapy parameters, program, test and assess the therapy. The process may include multiple iterations to address an initial condition and then to mitigate side effects of the initial therapy. Some embodiments comprises devices configured to deliver combinations of therapy patterns to accomplish at least first and second therapeutic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Moffitt, G. Karl Steinke, Sridhar Kothandaraman, Bradley Lawrence Hershey, Changfang Zhu, Jordi Parramon, Goran N. Marnfeldt, John Rivera, Stephen Carcieri
  • Publication number: 20190216622
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus can include a handle portion and at least one rotatable drive shaft. The handle portion has an actuation mechanism. The actuation mechanism includes a motor and one or more actuators. The rotatable drive shaft has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The proximal end portion is coupled to the motor, and the distal end portion is configured to be releasably coupled to a prosthetic heart valve. The actuation mechanism is configured to control and monitor expansion of the prosthetic heart valve. The handle is configured for actuating the actuation mechanism, tracking a response of native tissue when the prosthetic heart valve is in contact with the native tissue, and stopping expansion of the prosthetic heart valve once a rate of change of expansion of the prosthetic heart valve declines below a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Richard George Cartledge, Kevin W. Smith, Thomas O. Bales, Jr., Derek Dee Deville, Korey Kline, Max Pierre Mendez, Matthew A. Palmer, Michael Walter Kirk, Carlos Rivera, Eric Petersen, M. Sean McBrayer
  • Publication number: 20190200060
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems and, more particularly, certain exemplary embodiments relate to jukebox systems that incorporate digital downloading jukebox features along with karaoke jukebox and/or photo booth features. A combined karaoke/photo booth/jukebox may enable more integrated performance-like experiences in an in-home or out-of-home location or venue. By leveraging vast audio media libraries, trusted rights-respecting network infrastructure, and on-site image/video capturing from integrated recorders and/or remote portable devices, a more sociable experience may be created for karaoke jukebox patrons, e.g., where custom content can be generated and shared in a safe and legally appropriate manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: ED RIVERA, Michael TOOKER, Francois GUY, Francois BEAUMIER, Charles BATTLE, Mounir KHENFIR, Charles GARNEAU
  • Publication number: 20180299020
    Abstract: A temperature responsive pressure relief filter vent device for a storage drum having an annular sleeve member composed of a fusible material, such as a polymer or low melt temperature metal. The mating portion of the device is externally threaded and the fusible sleeve member is internally and externally threaded. With this structure, the fusible sleeve is mated with the eternally threaded mating portion and this assembly is then mounted into the threaded opening of a drum, thereby securing the pressure relief device onto the drum. Under elevated temperature conditions, as the temperature of the fusible sleeve approaches or reaches the melting point of the fusible material, the sleeve will soften or melt sufficiently such that pressure buildup within the drum causes the pressure relief device to be expelled from the drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Shaw, Jacque Hahn, Dan Kissel, Michael Rivera
  • Publication number: 20180084846
    Abstract: A compression based foundation having strategically paced padding to guard against the types of injuries most usually sustained during obstacle course racing is provided. Also provided is an energy supplement storage garment where energy supplements are within easy reach during active racing conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Rivera
  • Publication number: 20170000196
    Abstract: A compression based foundation having strategically paced padding to guard against the types of injuries most usually sustained during obstacle course racing is provided. Also provided is an energy supplement storage garment where energy supplements are within easy reach during active racing conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Rivera
  • Patent number: 8327774
    Abstract: A portable steering wheel mounted table provides a lighted writing surface and item storage in the cabin area of a vehicle. The table includes a housing having a first section pivotally coupled to a second section. A first surface of the first section and a first surface of the second section are coplanar forming a writing surface in an open position. The first surface of the first section and the first surface of the second section face each other in a closed position. A first mounting strap is coupled to the housing and configured for being coupled to a steering wheel. Support legs are coupled to the housing and have curved distal portions configured for resting on the steering wheel. Lights are coupled to the housing by a plurality of positionable arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Michael A. Rivera
  • Publication number: 20120169109
    Abstract: A system and method for heating a dump body is disclosed. In particular embodiments, a heated dump body comprises a floor including one or more bolsters formed within the floor. The dump body further includes a pair of side sheets, each of the side sheets coupled to one side of the floor, each of the pair of side sheets including one or more bolsters formed within each respective side sheet. The dump body further includes a front sheet coupled to the floor and the side sheets, the front sheet including one or more bolsters formed within the front sheet. The dump body also includes a canopy coupled to the front sheet, the canopy including one or more bolsters formed within the canopy. The bolsters formed in the floor, the pair of side sheets, the front sheet and the canopy are each operable to channel air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Trinity Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rivera, Shriniwas Nayak
  • Patent number: 8140651
    Abstract: A system and method to self-configure a distributed system includes obtaining a description of a distributed system which has a plurality of computing nodes, each node being capable of performing any of a plurality of tasks in the description. At each node, a persona of that node is determined in accordance with the description such that the nodes are assigned tasks in the distributed system. Each node is reconfigured in accordance with the persona such that the nodes are linked in the distributed system to provide a self-configured distributed system for performing at least one application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vasileios Pappas, Dinesh Chandra Verma, Brian Michael Rivera, Ananthram Swami
  • Publication number: 20090282132
    Abstract: A system and method to self-configure a distributed system includes obtaining a description of a distributed system which has a plurality of computing nodes, each node being capable of performing any of a plurality of tasks in the description. At each node, a persona of that node is determined in accordance with the description such that the nodes are assigned tasks in the distributed system. Each node is reconfigured in accordance with the persona such that the nodes are linked in the distributed system to provide a self-configured distributed system for performing at least one application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Vasileios Pappas, Dinesh Chandra Verma, Brian Michael Rivera, Ananthram Swami
  • Patent number: 6850962
    Abstract: A system for transferring files between a source location and a target location can transfer different portions of the file across two or more logical channels. The portions of the file transmitted over the logical channels can be transmitted independently. In addition, the portions of the file can be transmitted over one or more logical channels asynchronously. The logic controls for managing the file transfer can be distributed over multiple systems located at separate locations and operating independently. During the transfer of the file, markers are generated that point to the location in memory where the file is stored. These markers obviate the need to store the file in a buffer or an archive log during the file transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: CommerceQuest, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Povolny, Michael Rivera, Randy Torres
  • Patent number: 6822747
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for chromatic dispersion compensation are provided. The apparatus includes a Gires-Tournois etalon, an optical beam separator, a GTE controller, an optical distortion analyzer, and a feedback controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Yafo Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jainferg Li, Michael Rivera, Edem Ibragimov
  • Patent number: 6683714
    Abstract: A birefringence minimizing fluoride crystal vacuum ultraviolet (“VUV”) optical lithography lens element is provided for use with lithography wavelengths<230 nm. The VUV lithography lens element has an optical axis encompassed by a lens perimeter with the fluoride crystal lens having a variation in crystallographic orientation direction which tilts away from the optical center axis towards the lens perimeter to provide minimal birefringence. The invention includes a birefringence minimizing fluoride crystal optical lithography lens blank with a variation in crystallographic orientation direction across the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Gautam Meda, Michael Rivera, Michael W. Price
  • Patent number: 6579404
    Abstract: A method of making precision geometry honeycomb material formed of a composite material and exhibiting dimensional uniformity, is disclosed. Composite material is molded in the cavity of a single-sided female mold to form a first web with a plurality of honeycomb cell portions of the desired cell shape in the web. The details of the cavity mold configuration are captured to form the honeycomb cell portions in the composite material during molding the web by applying pressure to the composite material in the mold with an elastomeric pressure intensifier. The composite material of the web is stabilized as by curing. First and second molded webs are precisely aligned in a fixture and joined together at facing cell nodes thereof by bonding yielding a honeycomb material with superior geometric platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Lewis, Richard C. Yocky, Michael Rivera
  • Publication number: 20020098321
    Abstract: A method of making precision geometry honeycomb material formed of a composite material and exhibiting dimensional uniformity, is disclosed. Composite material is molded in the cavity of a single-sided female mold to form a first web with a plurality of honeycomb cell portions of the desired cell shape in the web. The details of the cavity mold configuration are captured to form the honeycomb cell portions in the composite material during molding the web by applying pressure to the composite material in the mold with an elastomeric pressure intensifier. The composite material of the web is stabilized as by curing. First and second molded webs are precisely aligned in a fixture and joined together at facing cell nodes thereof by bonding yielding a honeycomb material with superior geometric platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Richard A. Lewis, Richard C. Yocky, Michael Rivera
  • Publication number: 20020021307
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention comprises a method and apparatus for utilizing online presence information. The invention comprises an interconnection fabric (e.g. a network) configured to transmit data, a plurality of client devices that are each associated with a user, a presence indicator, a presence engine, a translation engine, a communication engine, and a broadcast engine. A presence indicator is a type of cue that may be embedded into a document and configured to provide users with a mechanism for determining when another user is connected to the interconnection fabric (e.g. a visual, audio, or video cue. Each graphic is associated with a particular user and is configured to resemble the status of the user with which the graphic is associated (e.g whether a particular user is connected to the interconnection fabric). The presence engine contains software configured to determine when a user begins and ends using the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Steve Glenn, Brett Schlank, Michael Rivera, Jim Condit
  • Patent number: 5998800
    Abstract: A Pipe Overpack Container for transuranic waste storage and shipment. The system consists of a vented pipe component which is positioned in a vented, insulated 55 gallon steel drum. Both the vented pipe component and the insulated drum are capable of being secured to prevent the contents from leaving the vessel. The vented pipe component is constructed of 1/4 inch stainless steel to provide radiation shielding. Thus, allowing shipment having high Americium-241 content. Several Pipe Overpack Containers are then positioned in a type B, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved, container. In the current embodiment, a TRUPACT-II container was employed and a maximum of fourteen Pipe Overpack Containers were placed in the TRUPACT-II. The combination received NRC approval for the shipment and storage of transuranic waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Richard R. Geinitz, Donald T. Thorp, Michael A. Rivera
  • Patent number: 5071004
    Abstract: An apparatus including a tray with an insert positionable therewithin, the insert includes a plurality of sections, each section including a predetermined matrix of recesses to receive complementarily configured tools therewithin. A plural series of cylindrical recesses are provided, with a positioning rod mounted within and coaxially of each recess to position a socket set within each series of recesses to accommodate a plurality of socket sets. The invention further includes a "T" bar member mounted to the tray, with the "T" bar receiving a magnetically securable lumination member thereon to provide and direct illumination interiorly of the tray to effect visual assistance in tool selection during conditions of limited available light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Inventor: Michael A. Rivera
  • Patent number: D799787
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: OBSTACLE GUARD LLC
    Inventor: Michael Rivera
  • Patent number: D800420
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: OBSTACLE GUARD LLC
    Inventor: Michael Rivera