Patents by Inventor Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts 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: 10539537
    Abstract: Sensitivity of thin film bulk acoustic resonance (TFBAR) sensors is enhanced by mass amplification and operating a high frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: QORVO US, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Salvati, Ian Robert Harmon
  • Patent number: 10540898
    Abstract: A dynamic human machine interface system includes a mission commander application (MCA) unit including a control processor, the MCA active on one vehicle of a plurality of mission member vehicles, the MCA unit in communication with a data store, the control processor accessing executable instructions that cause the control processor to direct operations of components of the MCA unit, an alternate scenario evaluation unit accessing at least one of mission parameter records and flight member data records in the data store to recalculate mission parameters, a dynamic video interface unit to render the recalculated mission parameters on a mission control dashboard (MCD), the MCD presented to the mission commander on a display unit of the one vehicle, the MCD including a plurality of display pane areas selectable by a user interaction with an interactive interface, and each display area configurable by the user interaction to change content of the display pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: So Young Kim, Aaron Williams, Mark Snyder, Christopher Scott Sensing, Samuel Levulis, Jeffrey Robert Winters, Sundar Murugappan, Courtney Albers, Jennifer Ruth Cooper, Michael Eric Figard, Alexander Kaber Carroll
  • Patent number: 10538753
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of making multifunctional microbial cellulases. The engineered multifunctional microbial cellulases disclosed herein exhibit improved activity over native cellulases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainably Enegry, LLC
    Inventors: Roman Brunecky, Venkataramanan Subramanian, Stephen Robert Decker, Michael E. Himmel
  • Patent number: 10537534
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions, methods and kits for treating acne and other skin conditions influenced by C. acnes, which combine administration of low levels of at least one substituted resorcinol and blue light to skin in need of treatment for such conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Fassih, Kelly A. Lewis, Davide Miksa, Christina Roberts, Michael D. Southall
  • Patent number: 10537678
    Abstract: Methods and systems for encouraging interactions with a glucose monitoring system include incrementing a score and/or providing a reward based on a variety of different interactions with the glucose monitoring system. The interactions which improve the score may include initiating or changing displays, downloading data, setting operational parameters and other interactions that are independent of a user's glucose measurements. Encouraging these interactions can enhance success in maintaining healthy glucose concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurv Ullas Kamath, Jack Pryor, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, Kristin Koenekamp Cote, Leif N. Bowman, Michael Robert Mensinger
  • Publication number: 20200019291
    Abstract: A computing device is described that receives, from a source, a notification. The computing device determines content of the notification other than a quantity of notifications currently pending for the source of the notification and based at least in part on the content, determines a notification badge that reflects the content of the notification. The device displays the notification badge near a graphical element for launching the source of the notification. In reflecting content of the notification, the badge icon may facilitate efficient interaction with the computing device by resolving one or more ambiguities that would otherwise arise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Allen Huang, Rachel Leah Garb, Eunkyung Chung, Ryan Takashi Chu, Michael Adam Cohen, Daniel Robert Sandler, Michael Andrew Cleron, Glen Murphy, Mårten Andreas Jönsson, Julia Claire Reynolds, Anthony S. Wickham
  • Publication number: 20200019037
    Abstract: An electro-optical beamsteerer can be coupled with other optical structures. For example, such optical structures can be used to shape a beam being steered by the beamsteerer or shape a field-of-regard (FOR) addressable from the perspective of the beamsteerer. Optical elements placed at an output of the LCW can be used as a “spot mapper” to increase or decrease the field of view that can be scanned by a beam steered by the LCW, as an illustrative example, Lenses or other optical elements can also be used to correct distortion in the steered beam distribution across the field of view, such as to provide a “smile corrector.” In a similar manner, optical elements can be placed at an input to the beamsteerer, such as to provide a beam expander to change the size of the beam profile inside the beamsteerer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Ziemkiewicz, Scott Robert Davis, Joseph D. Gamble, Michael Howard Anderson, Benjamin Luey
  • Publication number: 20200016797
    Abstract: Systems and methods for incrementally forming a composite part are disclosed herein. The systems include a forming mandrel, which includes a forming surface, and a forming machine. The forming machine includes a forming bladder, a pressure-regulating device, and a positioning device. The forming bladder is configured to be inflated to a forming pressure and to press the ply of composite material against the forming surface. The methods include placing a ply of composite material on a forming surface of a forming mandrel and pressing a forming bladder against the ply of composite material at a selected location to press a selected portion of the ply of composite material against the forming surface and conform the selected portion of the ply of composite material to a surface profile of the forming surface. The methods further include repeating the pressing a plurality of times at a plurality of selected locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Robert Chapman, Charles M. Richards, Jeffrey M. Hansen, Robert L. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200017032
    Abstract: A component for a vehicle interior is disclosed. The component may comprise a base comprising a compartment and a cover/door assembly moveable between a closed position and an open position through an intermediate/transition position with a force provided by a vehicle occupant. The component may comprise a mechanism configured to facilitate movement of the cover from the open position toward the intermediate position and from the intermediate position into a fully open position. The mechanism may be configured (e.g. designed, tuned, etc.) to provide a braking/restraining/resisting force and/or an assist/lifting/pulling/pushing force to facilitate movement of the cover in a track/guide between open/closed positions through the intermediate position so that operation is within a desired range of force/effort for the occupant. The base and/or door assembly may comprise the mechanism; the mechanism may comprise at least one spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Robert Catlin
  • Publication number: 20200016217
    Abstract: The invention relates to direct-fed microbials for use in E. coli inhibition in animals. More particularly, the invention relates to isolated Bacillus strains 101, 235, 77, 177, and 102 and strains having all of the identifying characteristics of these strains, for a use comprising the above-mentioned use. The invention can also be used for treatment of plants and in food processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael R. King, Sona SON, Kyle Leistikow, Nathan Robert Augspurger
  • Publication number: 20200018195
    Abstract: A valvetrain for an internal combustion engine includes a camshaft and a rocker arm assembly. The rocker arm assembly includes an electrical device, a rocker arm, and a cam follower. A contact held to the rocker arm abuts a spring attached to a component distinct from the rocker arm assembly to form an interface. The electrical device is powered through the interface. The spring slides over the contact as the rocker arm assembly pivots to actuate a moveable valve. The interface is formed near a pivot axis whereby the motion undergone by the interface is much less than the motion undergone by points on the rocker arm assembly more distal from the axis. Keeping the interface proximate the pivot axis and leaving the spring free to slide over the contact reducing the extent to which the spring undergoes movement and wear during valvetrain operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Lee, Michael J. Campbell, Austin Robert Zurface, Dale Arden Stretch
  • Publication number: 20200022053
    Abstract: A method and terminal are disclosed for cell reselection. In the disclosure, the terminal obtains a dedicated priority list and a valid time of the dedicates priority list for cell reselection from a first communication system, such as a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system, when the terminal is in a cell of the fists communication system. In case that the the terminal camps on a cell of a second communication system, such as a non-LTE system (for example, a UMTS system), and before the valid time expire, the terminal performs cell reselection using the dedicated priority list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael ROBERTS, Johan JOHANSSON, Boyun XIE, Min HUANG
  • Publication number: 20200017399
    Abstract: A glass-ceramic article having one or more crystalline phases; a residual glass phase; a compressive stress layer extending from a first surface to a depth of compression (DOC); a maximum central tension greater than 70 MPa; a stored tensile energy greater than 22 J/m2; a fracture toughness greater than 1.0 MPa?m; and a haze less than 0.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Carol Ann Click, Indrajit Dutta, James Howard Edmonston, Michael S. Fischer, Qiang Fu, Ozgur Gulbiten, Jill Marie Hall, Mathieu Gerard Jacques Hubert, Dhananjay Joshi, Andrew Peter Kittleson, Rohit Rai, John Robert Saltzer, JR., Charlene Marie Smith, Matthew Daniel Trosa, Matthew Artus Tuggle, James Clark Walck, JR., Alana Marie Whittier, Zheming Zheng
  • Publication number: 20200015497
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to direct-fed microbials for use in improving the performance of an animal, improving the health of an animal, improving the environment of an animal, and combinations thereof. More particularly, the invention relates to isolated Bacillus strains 86 and 300, and strains having all of the identifying characteristics of these strains, for uses comprising the above-mentioned uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael R. King, Sona Son, Nathan Robert Augspurger, Joel Dean Spencer, Amy Lange, Michael D. Engelhardt
  • Patent number: 10536037
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of load shedding techniques for a guided surface wave power delivery system. In one embodiment, among others, a guided surface waveguide probe is configured to transmit a guided surface wave along a lossy conducting medium; and a load shedding controller device is configured to send load shedding instructions to a plurality of user devices. The load shedding instructions regulate user device consumption of electrical energy provided by the guided surface wave amongst the plurality of user devices by spreading out activation and deactivation of load shedding conservations amongst the plurality of user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Stephen W. Wilson, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Joseph F. Pinzone, Richard T. Devereaux, John Robert Ashcroft, Michael W. Miller
  • Publication number: 20200014137
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes a housing having a mating end for mating with a plug connector and a mounting end for mounting to a circuit board. The housing has side walls and end walls with contacts in contacts arrays along both side walls. The contacts have mating ends and terminating ends. The housing has a card slot open at the mating end for receiving plug connector defined by interior surfaces of the side walls. The mating ends of the contacts are exposed in the card slot for mating electrical connection with the plug connector. The housing has alignment tabs extending inward into the card slot from the interior surface for aligning the plug connector within the card slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Randall Robert Henry
  • Patent number: 10528904
    Abstract: Some examples include a machine-readable storage medium with instructions executable by a processing resource of a device to process a file according to a pre-defined workflow. The machine-readable storage medium comprises instructions to receive a message to process the file at a workflow queue, to forward the file, by a policy workflow worker, to a first workflow process worker that corresponds to the file, and to perform, at the first workflow process worker, a first workflow process on the message. The machine-readable storage medium further comprises instructions to return, by the first workflow process worker, the processed message to the workflow queue, wherein the processed message includes the file and a first result, to evaluate, by the policy workflow worker, the processed message against the pre-defined workflow and, based on the evaluation, to forward the processed message, by the policy workflow worker, to a second workflow process worker or an output queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Michael McAlynn, Andrew Robert Reid, Krzysztof Ploch
  • Patent number: D872756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KBC Advanced Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Andrew John Howell, Jason Garrett Durst, Michael Robert Aylott, Darren O'Neill, Kelly Hugh Plett, Barend Jacobus Van Der Merwe
  • Patent number: D872757
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KBC Advanced Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Andrew John Howell, Jason Garrett Durst, Michael Robert Aylott, Darren O'Neill, Kelly Hugh Plett, Barend Jacobus Van Der Merwe
  • Patent number: D872874
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: White Buffalo Environmental, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Roberts