Patents by Inventor Michael Robertson

Michael Robertson 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: 10382608
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for operating a remotely operable lock. In an example embodiment, a method comprises receiving credentials at a web service from a portable electronic device, authenticating the credentials, and based on a successful authentication, issuing a command for receipt by the lock from the web service or the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Michael Gerhardt, Charles Cameron Robertson
  • Publication number: 20190238765
    Abstract: Systems, Methods, and Apparatuses for an image sensor and a control system to cooperate with each photodiode in individual pixels to allow multiple pixels in a set of pixels to operate in a different imaging-mode of operation simultaneously within multiple window regions of the image. The image sensor has multiple window regions each capable of operating in different operating modes. Each pixel contains multiple photodiodes. The imager is fabricated with an additional semiconductor layer containing one or more metallization layers for interconnections and providing active CMOS circuits for control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: John Robertson Tower, Michael Raymond Piacentino
  • Patent number: 10287838
    Abstract: The present invention provides a running tool 10 for a casing hanger 12 in which the casing hanger 12 is arranged to be clamped within a well bore. In the clamped position, the suspension weight of the casing hanger 12 (and suspended) casing string is supported by the wellhead and the running tool 10 is then releasable from the casing hanger 12. The release of the running tool 10 from the casing hanger 12 is performed by applying an axial pressure down the running tool 10 which then enables the securement means 30 of the running tool 10 to be moved into an unsecured position. In the secured position, the casing hanger 12 is suspendable from the running tool 10 and the running tool 10 supports the suspension weight of the casing hanger 12 (and the casing string located there below). The running tool 10 comprises activation means 40 in order to enable the securement means 30 to move from the secured position to the unsecured position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Plexus Holdings, PLC.
    Inventors: Bernard Herman Van Bilderbeek, Michael Robertson, Craig Francis Bryce Hendrie, Mark Bridges
  • Patent number: 10289108
    Abstract: A device for use in monitoring operation of a plurality of system assets includes a storage device configured to store a model of a plurality of system assets and a processor coupled to the storage device. The processor is configured to receive data representative of a status of the system assets, and display, in a first display state, a plurality of asset images representative of the system assets using the model. The processor is also configured to display, in a second display state, a first asset image of the asset images within the display upon a determination that the system asset represented by first asset image is in an alarm state, and display, in a third display state, the remaining asset images within the display upon a determination that the system assets represented by the remaining asset images are not in an alarm state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Paul Ceglia, Scott Terrell Williams, Charles Terrance Hatch, David Michael Robertson
  • Publication number: 20190028347
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed technology address the problems of manually identifying and optimizing service chain (SC) performance bottlenecks by providing solutions for automatically identifying and tuning various SC parameters. In some aspects, a SC optimization process of the disclosed technology includes the replication or cloning of a SC for which traffic flow is to be optimized. Traffic flows for the production chain can then be simulated over one or more SC clones to identify and tune individual system parameters, for example, to determine if the simulated changes produce a positive, negative, or neutral change in flow performance. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jay Kemper Johnston, Michael Robertson, Magnus Mortensen, David C. White, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170364974
    Abstract: Techniques for collaborative shopping are presented. During a shopping transaction, a customer collaborates in real time with one or more additional participants. Real-time and dynamic feedback is provided to the customer from the participants throughout the shopping transaction. Furthermore, real-time and dynamic feedback is provided from the customer to the participants throughout the shopping transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Chavie, Daniel Frederick White, Mark Grossi, Michael Robertson McNamara
  • Publication number: 20170364975
    Abstract: Techniques for collaborative shopping are presented. During a shopping transaction, a customer collaborates in real time with one or more additional participants. Real-time and dynamic feedback is provided to the customer from the participants throughout the shopping transaction. Furthermore, real-time and dynamic feedback is provided from the customer to the participants throughout the shopping transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Chavie, Daniel Frederick White, Mark Grossi, Michael Robertson McNamara
  • Patent number: 9761027
    Abstract: A method for correlating data collected from at least one sensor of machinery with a malfunction of the machinery includes storing, in a memory, one or more reference data sets where each reference data set is associated with a malfunction of the machinery. The method also includes receiving measurement data based on measurement information from the at least one sensor and displaying, with a display device, a first plot representing a reference data set of the one or more reference data sets where the first plot has a plot type associated with the reference data set. The method also includes displaying, with the display device, a second plot representing the measurement data where the second plot is plotted using the first plot based at least in part with the association of the plot type with the reference data set. Furthermore, the method includes displaying, with the display device, an explanation of an appearance of the second plot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Terrell Williams, David Michael Robertson
  • Patent number: 9754298
    Abstract: Techniques for collaborative shopping are presented. During a shopping transaction, a customer collaborates in real time with one or more additional participants. Real-time and dynamic feedback is provided to the customer from the participants throughout the shopping transaction. Furthermore, real-time and dynamic feedback is provided from the customer to the participants throughout the shopping transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Chavie, Daniel Frederick White, Mark Grossi, Michael Robertson McNamara
  • Patent number: 9745813
    Abstract: Systems and methods usable in conduit cutting operations are disclosed. Specifically, an anchor assembly is configured to be attached to a cutting apparatus and to equalize the upward and downward forces on the cutting apparatus during performance of the cutting operation. In addition, the anchor assembly is configured to impart a rotational motion in the cutting apparatus to produce a clean and complete horizontal cut of the conduit at a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Robertson Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robertson, Douglas Streibich
  • Publication number: 20170147766
    Abstract: The CareMed, National Walk-In Medical Clinical Locator provide consumers global access to healthcare provider services regardless of their affiliation or membership to any one caregivers network. A single point of intelligent access removes the need for consumers to submit generic searches or make arbitrary decisions with little if any basis in fact. Additionally, it avoids the need for consumers to register or enroll in any one specific provider care network. The weighted list of provider recommendations utilizes a wide range of propriety decision-based variables to recommend services to the benefit of the consumer and facilitate inter-provider competitiveness thereby increasing the availability of care providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Lino Schiavone, Kelly Ray Summers, Michael Robertson
  • Publication number: 20170039742
    Abstract: A method for correlating data collected from at least one sensor of machinery with a malfunction of the machinery includes storing, in a memory, one or more reference data sets where each reference data set is associated with a malfunction of the machinery. The method also includes receiving measurement data based on measurement information from the at least one sensor and displaying, with a display device, a first plot representing a reference data set of the one or more reference data sets where the first plot has a plot type associated with the reference data set. The method also includes displaying, with the display device, a second plot representing the measurement data where the second plot is plotted using the first plot based at least in part with the association of the plot type with the reference data set. Furthermore, the method includes displaying, with the display device, an explanation of an appearance of the second plot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Terrell Williams, David Michael Robertson
  • Patent number: 9553894
    Abstract: A system and method for enforcing policy in a computing environment with a plurality of hosts that includes establishing a policy update specified through a namespaced addressing syntax; publishing the policy update to a set of components associated with a referenced component namespace; at a host of the set of components, authenticating the policy update; at the host, locally verifying policy compliance of an operation request by the host directed towards at least a second component; applying results of verifying the policy compliance of the operation request within a communication channel flow, which comprises routing the operational request through the communication channel to the second component if the operational request is permitted and preventing the operational request if the operational request is not permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: APCERA, INC.
    Inventors: Derek Collison, Brady Catherman, Justin Joseph Smith, Kirill Khazanovsky, Kenneth Michael Robertson
  • Patent number: 9472066
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for managing orders from one or more of a plurality of vendors. A self service terminal includes a display presenting order icons that may be moved to an open area for initiation of an order, and a plurality of vendor icons representing different vendors. Initiating an order opens a transaction record for the order, and moving a vendor icon to an order icon opens a selection menu allowing selections from the vendor represented by the icon. The transaction record is continuously updated as selections are made. Upon a user selection to complete the order, a payment interface is presented allowing for payment. Upon payment, an order identifier is created and displayed, together with instructions for collecting or receiving the order, and order information is transmitted to each vendor contributing to the order, in association with the order identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Simon Black, Luis Eduardo Bravo, Michael Robertson McNamara
  • Patent number: 9423565
    Abstract: Planar waveguide apparatus provides a waveguide at least partially overlying a passive buried rib waveguide for coupling optical radiation there between. The overlying waveguide has at least one tapered section, the width of the taper determining the degree of coupling between the waveguides at points along the tapered section. The overlying waveguide may have an active core region. The passive buried rib may have one or more unguided sections below electrically driven regions of the active waveguide to avoid parasitic modes and/or may provide a grating for use as a filter or feedback. Variations include a branched passive waveguide for coupling to two or more overlying waveguides and two or more aligned and active overlying waveguides coupling to one passive waveguide, there being a break in a shared core region of the active waveguides to provide electrical isolation between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: The Centre for Integrated Photonics, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ian Lealman, Michael Robertson
  • Publication number: 20160222748
    Abstract: The present invention provides a running tool 10 for a casing hanger 12 in which the casing hanger 12 is arranged to be clamped within a well bore. In the clamped position, the suspension weight of the casing hanger 12 (and suspended) casing string is supported by the wellhead and the running tool 10 is then releasable from the casing hanger 12.The release of the running tool 10 from the casing hanger 12 is performed by applying an axial pressure down the running tool 10 which then enables the securement means 30 of the running tool 10 to be moved into an unsecured position. In the secured position, the casing hanger 12 is suspendable from the running tool 10 and the running tool 10 supports the suspension weight of the casing hanger 12 (and the casing string located there below). The running tool 10 comprises activation means 40 in order to enable the securement means 30 to move from the secured position to the unsecured position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Bernard Herman Van Bilderbeek, Michael Robertson, Craig Francis Bryce Hendrie, Mark Bridges
  • Patent number: 9388656
    Abstract: The present invention provides monitoring means for monitoring the space and volume within a lower annulus. In particular, the monitoring means monitors the space and volume within the lower annulus 52 located between the inner surface of the 22 intermediate casing string 22 and the outer surface of the inner casing string 32. Furthermore, the monitoring means provides the capability to retrieve and/or introduce fluid(s) into the annular space 52. The monitoring means provides a port, specifically a passageway 100, which extends upwardly from the annular space 52 to an outlet located above the hanger 36 for the intermediate casing string 22. The passageway 100 is provided in a sleeve 102. The monitoring means includes a sensor located above the hanger 36 which means that the fluid in the annular space 52 can be monitored without the need for penetrating a casing in the wellhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Plexus Holdings, PLC.
    Inventors: Craig Francis Bryce Hendrie, Bernard Herman Van Bilderbeek, Michael Robertson
  • Patent number: 9274519
    Abstract: A device for monitoring operation of a plurality of system assets includes a storage device configured to store a model of a plurality of system assets, wherein the model includes a plurality of asset images associated with the system assets, and a plurality of component connections representative of a plurality of conduits coupled to the system assets. The device also includes a processor coupled to the storage device. The processor is configured to display the plurality of asset images and to display the plurality of component connections. The processor is also configured to select an asset image, display a status of a system asset associated with the selected asset image, and automatically display a representation of at least one of a process flow entering the system asset and a process flow exiting the system asset when the asset image is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Paul Ceglia, Scott Terrell Williams, Charles Terrance Hatch, David Michael Robertson
  • Patent number: 9275259
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying character(s) on a personalized document, and electronically verifying a magnetic stripe and a smartcard chip of the personalized document, are provided. A quality assurance station is located downstream of personalization stations of a document personalization system. The quality assurance station can provide automated, in-line verification and quality assurance for personalized documents. The quality assurance station integrates a vision verification sub-station, a magnetic stripe sub-station, and a smartcard sub-station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cory Wooldridge, Michael Robertson, Joan Cummings, Stu Bodmer, Dean Nichols, Mike Conroy
  • Patent number: 9273532
    Abstract: A wellhead securement arrangement releasably clamps casing strings such that they cannot move in an upwards or downwards longitudinal direction. Prior to being clamped, the securement arrangement secures the casing strings in a first position whereby cement returns are able to flow around the hangers towards the surface. Once cemented, the casing strings are released and moved upwardly, where the securement arrangement clamps the hangers into position, thus creating an axial load on the casing strings while also preventing movement in the upward and downward longitudinal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Plexus Holdings, PLC.
    Inventors: Craig Francis Bryce Hendrie, Bernard Herman Van Bilderbeek, Michael Robertson