Patents by Inventor Michael Rodgers

Michael Rodgers 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: 20220096253
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical devices. In particular, the present disclosure relates to medical devices for facilitating the flow of fluids and materials in and/or between adjacent body lumens, for example, a stent which maintains an open flow passage between body lumens. In one example, a stent may have a constrained configuration and an expanded configuration. In the expanded configuration, the stent may have first and second retention members and saddle region extending therebetween. The saddle region may comprise a coil configured to apply a restoring force to tissue surfaces respectively apposed to the first and second retention members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Tuck, Martyn G. Folan, Michael Rodgers, Martin Burke
  • Publication number: 20220087852
    Abstract: A stent formed of a radially-outwardly expandable material to exert a radially expansive force to inhibit migration. The stent includes a retention member configured to retain the stent in place relative to the body lumen in which the stent is placed. The retention member may further contribute to inhibiting migration of the stent and/or tissue at which the stent is deployed. Various features may be provided on the retention member to adapt the stent for use with a stoma and/or ostomy appliances or other particular locations in the body benefiting from the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Gary Gilmartin, Martyn G. Folan, Geraldine Alice Toner, Michael Rodgers
  • Patent number: 11279444
    Abstract: A watercraft includes a hull, an engine compartment defined at least in part by the hull, an engine disposed in the engine compartment, an air intake conduit fluidly connected to the engine, an air filter fluidly connected to the air intake conduit, and a shroud connected to an inlet end of the air intake conduit located in the engine compartment. The shroud has an open end and a closed end. The open end is open to flow of air therethrough and the closed end is closed to flow of air therethrough. The shroud has a sidewall extending between the closed and open ends. The shroud is oriented such that the open end is disposed rearward of the closed end. Noise exiting the inlet end of the air intake conduit and the air filter is reflected generally rearward by the shroud. An engine assembly for a watercraft is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Bourret, Patrice Dusablon, Geno Mangubat, Michael Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20220062016
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis may include an expandable framework configured to shift between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration, and a covering including a plurality of polymeric cover segments disposed about at least a portion of the expandable framework. A portion of each of the plurality of polymeric cover segments may be fixedly attached to the expandable framework. The plurality of polymeric cover segments is longitudinally spaced apart from each other in the delivery configuration. The plurality of polymeric cover segments longitudinally overlaps each other in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: MARTYN G. FOLAN, DANIEL TUCK, GARY GILMARTIN, MICHAEL RODGERS
  • Patent number: 11061383
    Abstract: A display control device includes a setting unit to set a mode selected by a user from a plurality of modes, and a display unit to display a machine operation panel and a keyboard on an operation screen of a machine operation panel. The modes include at least a machining mode for operating the machine tool to process a workpiece, and an MDI mode. When the mode is changed, the display unit displays a machine operation panel or a keyboard associated with the mode after the change on the operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DMG MORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Rodgers, Munetaka Wakizaka, Kentaro Miyakawa
  • Patent number: 11025641
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for optimizing access control for server privilege. The present invention is configured to electronically receive, from a first computing device associated with a user, a server access request to access one or more servers; determine a first time period associated with the server access request based on an amount of time required to execute a first action on the one or more servers, wherein the first time period is defined by a first time stamp and a second time stamp; initiate an access window at the first time stamp from which the first computing device is capable of executing the first action on the one or more servers; and automatically terminate the access window at the second time stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Swaminathan T. Jayaraman, Aaron Gull, William P. Jacobson, Todd Michael Goodyear, Michael Rodger Rupert
  • Publication number: 20210055774
    Abstract: Some implementations of the disclosure are directed to a media access controller (MAC) of a mobile satellite terminal that may autonomously determine whether or not wake up a software processor of the mobile satellite terminal depending on information contained in a packet received from a user device. The MAC may receive a frame contained in a packet transmitted by a user device to the mobile satellite terminal; automatically determine whether to accept or drop the frame by applying one or more programmed filters to the frame; if the frame is accepted: store the frame in the memory, and cause a power controller to power on the software processor to process the stored frame; and if the frame is not accepted: drop the frame without causing the power controller to power on the software processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20200198732
    Abstract: A watercraft includes a hull, an engine compartment defined at least in part by the hull, an engine disposed in the engine compartment, an air intake conduit fluidly connected to the engine, an air filter fluidly connected to the air intake conduit, and a shroud connected to an inlet end of the air intake conduit located in the engine compartment. The shroud has an open end and a closed end. The open end is open to flow of air therethrough and the closed end is closed to flow of air therethrough. The shroud has a sidewall extending between the closed and open ends. The shroud is oriented such that the open end is disposed rearward of the closed end. Noise exiting the inlet end of the air intake conduit and the air filter is reflected generally rearward by the shroud. An engine assembly for a watercraft is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Robert BOURRET, Patrice DUSABLON, Geno MANGUBAT, Michael RODGERS
  • Patent number: 10599681
    Abstract: A relational database system, method, and computer executed instructions capable of configurable searching across an entity's multiple databases. The system allows search categories to be augmented with specifications for the search categories, the specifications identifying rules for authorized users, locations in the database to search, rendering the results and augmenting the search results with options to present additional data and actions items. The additional data items are presented, and the executable script is executed to perform the actions items and the results presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20200067942
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for optimizing access control for server privilege. The present invention is configured to electronically receive, from a first computing device associated with a user, a server access request to access one or more servers; determine a first time period associated with the server access request based on an amount of time required to execute a first action on the one or more servers, wherein the first time period is defined by a first time stamp and a second time stamp; initiate an access window at the first time stamp from which the first computing device is capable of executing the first action on the one or more servers; and automatically terminate the access window at the second time stamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Swaminathan T. Jayaraman, Aaron Gull, William P. Jacobson, Todd Michael Goodyear, Michael Rodger Rupert
  • Patent number: 10232503
    Abstract: A device for treating a target, such as cleaning a window. The device has a handle and head, mounted in pivotal relationship to each other. When the head is placed in sliding, contacting relationship with the target surface the handle can pivot relative to the head for the ergonomic convenience of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark John Steinhardt, William Michael Cannon, Kevin Michael Rodgers, Kin Wong Pierce Yau, David Keith Dycher, Gregory Clegg Spooner, Bengt Ivar Anders Ivarsson
  • Publication number: 20180075130
    Abstract: A relational database system, method, and computer executed instructions capable of configurable searching across an entity's multiple databases. The system allows search categories to be augmented with specifications for the search categories, the specifications identifying rules for authorized users, locations in the database to search, rendering the results and augmenting the search results with options to present additional data and actions items. The additional data items are presented, and the executable script is executed to perform the actions items and the results presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20170146273
    Abstract: An evaporator apparatus comprising a liquid distribution chamber and a vapor production chamber. The vapor production chamber comprises a media wick that absorbs heat from a source external to the vapor production chamber. The vapor production chamber is configured to receive liquid coolant from the liquid distribution chamber and to direct the received liquid coolant onto a surface of the media wick. The media wick distributes the received liquid coolant from the surface of the media wick throughout a body of the media wick. The heat absorbed by the media wick vaporizes the liquid coolant distributed throughout the body of the media wick. The coolant vapor flows from the media wick into the vapor production chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: L-3 Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. SPITZNER, John Michael RODGERS, Richard M. WEBER
  • Patent number: 9164163
    Abstract: A device is provided for use with a satellite and a receiver having a local oscillator. The satellite is traveling in a vector and transmits a signal having an expected frequency. The receiver receives a received signal having a received signal frequency. The device includes: a Doppler shift measuring portion measuring a Doppler shift Dm; a predetermined Doppler shift storage portion storing a predetermined received Doppler shift Dp; a received signal Doppler shift error calculating portion calculating a received signal Doppler shift error De; a predetermined receiver position storage portion storing a predetermined position Pp of the receiver; and a receiver position estimating portion calculating an estimated receiver position Pe based on the predetermined position Pp of the receiver and the received signal Doppler shift error De.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Parr, Michael Rodgers
  • Patent number: 9117231
    Abstract: A method of ordering menu items for delivery to a station at a premises, such as a table at a restaurant, includes the steps: Launch App; Scan QR code or NFC tag on table; Identify location. The location is identified using the restaurant and table identifier(s) extracted from the QR code. This location is used to identify the correct restaurant menu from the central platform database; Download menu; Add menu items to order; Confirm order; Pay order; Route order. The restaurant identifier is used to determine the appropriate EPOS adaptor based on the EPOS system in use by the specific restaurant; Transmit to restaurant. The correct communication protocol and authentication details are then used in order to route the order to the restaurant EPOS system or printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: QIKSERVE LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Michael Rodgers, Ronald Forbes
  • Publication number: 20140316025
    Abstract: A gypsum composition for making lightweight blocks, panels, boards, coatings or other user defined shapes that are specially beneficial to the building construction industry. The novel gypsum composition comprises one to five volume percent starch; one to five volume percent crystalline silica; one to ten volume percent cellulose; ten to eighty volume percent gypsum; and ten to eighty volume percent Styrofoam particles, hard plastic particles, rubber particles or a combination thereof, wherein the particles have an average particle size in a range of about 15 to about 150 mesh. The particles can be from a virgin source, a recycled source or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20140202097
    Abstract: A framed forming panel system a plurality of lightweight framed foam panels secured to a plurality of load bearing members having a user defined spacing to form a panel wall; ceiling for floor with a fastening region lattice. Each lightweight framed form panel composed a channel formed in a frame to receive a lightweight panel of foam. Fixation of framed panels to load bearing members in opposition to one another allows the panel walls, ceiling or floor to function as a form to retain an insulative mass placed within the voids created by the opposing framed panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Rodgers
  • Patent number: 8759253
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a chemically activated carbon, based on a combination of wood particles and comminuted carbonaceous vegetable material selected from kernel or shell material, in a weight ratio of between 5-95 to 90-10, preferably between 15-85 and 90-10, further optionally containing a binder, said carbon having been chemically activated using phosphoric acid or zinc chloride and to a process for producing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Cabot Norit Nederland B.V.
    Inventors: Ralph Richard De Leede, Eduardus Gerardus Johannes Staal, Michael Rodgers, Wilhelmina Margaretha Theresia Maria Reimerink-Schats
  • Publication number: 20140022786
    Abstract: An imaging system. An array of light sources and an array of lenses corresponding to the light sources and having optical axes substantially parallel to one another are provided. The lenses produce collimated output beams. An afocal optical relay having an optical axis substantially parallel to the optical axes of the lenses is also included, the array of lenses being positioned relative to the afocal optical relay so as to form an optical system that produces an image of each collimated output beam on an image plane, each image having a prescribed depth of focus and spot size. The light sources preferably are lasers producing an array of respective laser beams having high intensity and a long waist. A system for writing information on a light-sensitive label includes the imaging system. Methods of imaging and of writing information on a light-sensitive label are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: John Tamkin, John Michael Rodgers, Matthew Scott Howarth, Richard Evans, Richard Hirst
  • Patent number: 8570356
    Abstract: An imaging system. An array of light sources and an array of lenses corresponding to the light sources and having optical axes substantially parallel to one another are provided. The lenses produce collimated output beams. An afocal optical relay having an optical axis substantially parallel to the optical axes of the lenses is also included, the array of lenses being positioned relative to the afocal optical relay so as to form an optical system that produces an image of each collimated output beam on an image plane, each image having a prescribed depth of focus and spot size. The light sources preferably are lasers producing an array of respective laser beams having high intensity and a long waist. A system for writing information on a light-sensitive label includes the imaging system. Methods of imaging and of writing information on a light-sensitive label are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: John Michael Tamkin, John Michael Rodgers, Matthew Scott Howarth, Richard Evans, Richard Hirst