Patents by Inventor Michael Ross

Michael Ross 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: 20190272696
    Abstract: Existing currency validation (CVAL) devices, systems, and methods are too slow, costly, intrusive, and/or bulky to be routinely used in common transaction locations (e.g., at checkout, at an automatic teller machine, etc.). Presented herein are devices, systems, and methods to facilitate optical validation of documents, merchandise, or currency at common transaction locations and to do so in an obtrusive and convenient way. More specifically, the present invention embraces a validation device that may be used alone or integrated within a larger system (e.g., point of sale system, kiosk, etc.). The present invention also embraces methods for currency validation using the validation device, as well as methods for improving the quality and consistency of data captured by the validation device for validation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Van Horn, Gennady Germaine, Christopher Allen, David Ryder, Paul Poloniewicz, Kevin Saber, Sean Philip Kearney, Edward Hatton, Edward C. Bremer, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Robert Pierce, William Ross Rapoport, James Vincent Guiheen, Chirag Patel, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Timothy Good, Gregory Rueblinger
  • Patent number: 10383629
    Abstract: A surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes a microcontroller coupled to a memory, the microcontroller is configured to control the surgical instrument and a usage counter stored in the memory that is incremented when the surgical instrument is activated, wherein the microcontroller is further configured to prevent actuation of the surgical instrument when the usage counter is above a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Adam Ross, Michael Zemlok
  • Publication number: 20190233897
    Abstract: Novel mutant ESR1 molecules and uses are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Maureen T. Cronin, Garrett Michael Frampton, Doron Lipson, Vincent A. Miller, Gary Palmer, Jeffrey S. Ross, Philip James Stephens, Roman Yelensky
  • Patent number: 10368045
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system configured to present primary and secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content to a user. Primary virtual reality content may be displayed to a user, and, responsive to the user turning his view away from the primary virtual reality content, a sensory cue is provided to the user that indicates to the user that his view is no longer directed toward the primary virtual reality content, and secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content may be displayed to the user. Primary virtual reality content may resume when the user returns his view to the primary virtual reality content. Primary virtual reality content may be adjusted based on a user's interaction with the secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content. Secondary, tertiary, etc., virtual reality content may be adjusted based on a user's progression through the primary virtual reality content, or interaction with the primary virtual reality content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Visionary VR, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 10364136
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to conduits, devices, systems and methods, which may include a dispensing device including a valve configured to interact with an inlet stream, the inlet stream having a first pressure, the valve having an outlet area with an outlet stream, the outlet stream having a second pressure; and a solenoid configured to interact with the outlet stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: GATE CFV SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John Newton, Peter Brooke, Dustin Hartsfield, Michael Cheney, Gillian Callaghan, Scott Ross
  • Patent number: 10357231
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a housing, an endoscopic portion, a shaft portion, and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the housing and defines a longitudinal axis. The shaft portion is selectively connectable to a distal end of the endoscopic portion. The end effector is selectively connectable to a distal end of the shaft portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Michael A. Zemlok, David Racenet, Adam Ross
  • Publication number: 20190216449
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a housing, an endoscopic portion, a shaft portion, and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the housing and defines a longitudinal axis. The shaft portion is selectively connectable to a distal end of the endoscopic portion. The end effector is selectively connectable to a distal end of the shaft portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. Zemlok, David Racenet, Adam Ross
  • Patent number: 10346434
    Abstract: A partitioning policy for materializing writes indicated in journal entries of a multi-data-store database is determined. The policy indicates a partitioning attribute of a data object. A write applier associated with a materialization node of the database processes journal entries according to the partitioning policy. If the value of the partitioning attribute associated with a write of a particular journal entry indicates that the write belongs to a partition materialized at the materialization node, the write applier propagates the write to the materialization node for storage at the node's storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Morkel, Timothy Daniel Cole, Artem Danilov, Andrew Wayne Ross, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt, Tate Andrew Certain, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10345229
    Abstract: A method of determining the concentration of a species in a portion of a furnace atmosphere is described. The method comprises the steps of measuring first, second and third intensities of electromagnetic radiation in the furnace at first, second and third wavelengths respectively. The third wavelength is selected to be representative of absorption of electromagnetic radiation by the species. A fourth intensity of electromagnetic radiation is calculated, being an estimate of the intensity of electromagnetic radiation in the furnace at the third wavelength absent any absorbing species in the furnace atmosphere. The third intensity and the fourth intensities are used to determine a parameter that is proportional to the concentration of absorbing species in the portion of the furnace atmosphere. Apparatus for carrying out the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Michael Richard Haden, Julian Inskip, William Stephen Perry, Ian Ross Williams
  • Publication number: 20190204906
    Abstract: A system configured to generate and/or modify three-dimensional scenes comprising animated character(s) based on individual asynchronous motion capture recordings. The system may comprise sensor(s), display(s), and/or processor(s). The system may receive selection of a first character to virtually embody within the virtual space, receive a first request to capture the motion and/or the sound for the first character, and/or record first motion capture information characterizing the motion and/or the sound made by the first user as the first user virtually embodies the first character. The system may receive selection of a second character to virtually embody, receive a second request to capture the motion and/or the sound for the second character, and/or record second motion capture information. The system may generate a compiled virtual reality scene wherein the first character and the second character appear animated within the compiled virtual reality scene contemporaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Ross, Gil Baron
  • Patent number: 10335558
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to methods, compositions and apparatus for administering active agents to the lungs of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard C. Boucher, Michael Ross Johnson, William R. Thelin, Brian Button, Tomas Navratil
  • Publication number: 20190191649
    Abstract: Inbred corn lines, designated BC143, CC10, CD3, II16, IM6, IV3, KK1, KL4, MM66, NL7, or NM9, are disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred corn lines BC143, CC10, CD3, II16, IM6, IV3, KK1, KL4, MM66, NL7, and NM9, to the plants and plant parts of inbred corn lines BC143, CC10, CD3, II16, IM6, IV3, KK1, KL4, MM66, NL7, and NM9 and to methods for producing a corn plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing inbred corn lines BC143, CC10, CD3, II16, IM6, IV3, KK1, KL4, MM66, NL7, and NM9 with itself or another corn line. The invention also relates to products produced from the seeds, plants, or parts thereof, of inbred corn lines BC143, CC10, CD3, II16, IM6, IV3, KK1, KL4, MM66, NL7, and NM9 and/or of the hybrids produced using the inbred as a parent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Robenzon LORENZANA, Freeman WHITEHEAD, Craig KLEINSCHMIDT, Michael Ross BUENDGEN, Antoon van der REIJDEN, Ivan BARRERO, William KOEHRING
  • Patent number: 10331657
    Abstract: An analytics tool of a journal-based multi-data-store database obtains respective rejection cause descriptors for a set of transactions rejected by the journal manager of the database due to read-write conflicts. A particular rejection cause descriptor indicates a query predicate used for a read set of a transaction request which was rejected by a journal manager of the database due to a read-write conflict between the read set and a previously-committed transaction. The analytics tool prepares a database contention analysis using the rejection cause descriptors, and transmits the analysis to a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Daniel Cole, Artem Danilov, Andrew Wayne Ross, John Michael Morkel, Tate Andrew Certain, Allan Henry Vermeulen, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt
  • Publication number: 20190191024
    Abstract: A health monitoring system which can collect data generated from multiple health, fitness, and environmental data generating devices by a health application running on a portable smart device, or a computing device that is connected to a wireless Bluetooth Network using Secure Simple Pairing. The generated data is collected by the health application that identifies the device and selectively connects, so that data transfer can be authenticated and securely transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Dan Alan PRESTON, Michael Sidney MASON, Yevgeniy GOVORUSKIN, Trinitie Marie VANCE, Alex MALONE, Colin Ross KREIGER, Joseph David PRESTON
  • Patent number: D856962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Michael John Hart, Stephen John Haynes, Kevin Ross, Björn Fjelddahl, Jerry Strandhav
  • Patent number: D857026
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Ross Catania
  • Patent number: D858796
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Strategic Solutions Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Michael Martin, Erik David Ross
  • Patent number: D859143
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Ross Perdue, Ronald Supranowicz, Franklin Lee Lucas, Jr., Michael Bucholtz, Brian Tifft, William Abrams
  • Patent number: D859336
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Ross Catania
  • Patent number: D859404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Ross Catania