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).

  • Patent number: 10308085
    Abstract: A tow kit is disclosed having a thimble slider engaged with a plurality of tethers. The thimble slider may have a generally C-shaped body with a back portion and opposing end portions. The thimble slider may also have a channel formed within outer surfaces of the back and opposing end portions, and an elongated separator connected to an inner surface of the back portion and extending in a direction generally orthogonal to the back portion to define two portions. A tether can engage the channel to equally distribute weight applied to the two ends of the tether. A sling can engage the inner surface of the back portion. At least one other tether can engage the sling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Wesley Paul Conger, Adam Ross Baldwin, Luis S. Padilla, Michael Charles Greenwood, Dennis J. Weber, Brett Edward Burke
  • Patent number: 10306731
    Abstract: A light emitting diode system allows for high current end user LED matrix applications while mitigating internal damage to control circuitry that may be caused by excess current flow. In one example, multiple switches operate in parallel across an LED. When an overvoltage condition is detected in a first switch, a logic circuit determines those switches programmed to operate in parallel and causes them to conduct current. This reduces the amount of current flowing through any one switch and mitigates harm to the device. The parallel configuration of switches may be driven by a single pulse width modulated current. This allows the drive current to be divided between parallel transistors, limiting the damaging effects that can be caused by high currents flowing through the transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael James Drake, Daniel Ross Herrington, Sumeet Prakash Kulkarni, Vahid Yousefzadeh, James Michael Patterson, James Harbison Masson
  • Patent number: 10298735
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHWATER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FUND L.P. 2
    Inventors: Dan Alan Preston, Michael Sidney Mason, Yevgeniy Govorushkin, Trinitie Marie Vance, Alex Michael Malone, Colin Ross Kreiger, Joseph David Preston
  • Publication number: 20190138008
    Abstract: A communication system for an autonomous vehicle (AV) can include a plurality of antennas, each operable to transmit and receive communications through a communications protocol of a plurality of communications protocols. The system can further include a communications controller to dynamically select one of the plurality of antennas for transmitting and receiving communications based on a current communications bandwidth associated with the AV in order to optimize bandwidth usage by the communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: William Ross, Michael Aitken
  • Publication number: 20190135824
    Abstract: Methods of inhibiting the growth or metastasis of a cancer in a subject by inhibiting a Ral GTPase in the subject, and small molecule inhibitors of Ral GTPases useful in the methods of the invention. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of the invention, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Dan THEODORESCU, Michael Fitzpatrick WEMPE, David ROSS, Chao YAN, Phillip REIGAN
  • Patent number: 10258863
    Abstract: A convertible binding comprising a base plate, a heel plate and a toe plate. The toe plate is rotatable from one end of a frame to either lie underneath the base plate or extend outward from the base plate to form a front portion of a snowshoe configuration. The heel plate is rotatable from a second end of the frame to either extend upward from the base plate to provide a heel back support for a snow board binding configuration to or extend outward from the base plate, in an opposing direction from said toe plate, to form a back portion of a snowshoe configuration. A mounting bracket with a forward and rear lip is attached to a snowboard and holds the convertible binding. A locking mechanism will hold the base plate down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Swaynie Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Swaynie, Marc Andrew Hanchak, Peter Schuyler Livingston, Shane Jerid Korthuis, Matthew Michael Vellone, Michael Ross Swaynie
  • Patent number: 10228760
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: VISIONARY VR, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Ross, Gil Baron
  • Publication number: 20190047784
    Abstract: A temporary bulkhead locking member comprising a unitary length of rigid material that is formed into a predetermined profile extending longitudinally along the length thereof. The profile provides first and second channels into which the leading edges of first and second bulkhead doors may removably engage with the locking member located between the door leading edges. The bulkhead doors are oriented to form an obtuse angle with each other with the angle apex pointing inward of the container when in the engaged position with the locking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Ross Joyce
  • Patent number: 10204373
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying customers with ordered items at a retail enterprise may associate in a database each of a plurality of departments within a brick-and-mortar outlet with a different identification code, and also one of a plurality of customer codes identifying a customer with an order code identifying an order placed by the customer for an item to be delivered thereto by one of the departments. In response to a wirelessly received identification code and customer code, a display monitor at one of the plurality of departments is controlled to display a notification message if the received identification code matches the identification code associated with the one of the departments and the received customer code matches the customer code associated in the database with the order code. The notification message may include information relating to at least one of the customer and the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Meijer, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Pugh, Elmer L. Robinson, Jr., David Scott Pallas, K. Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 10204329
    Abstract: A system and method effecting payment for POS purchases includes a database in which a unique code is associated with one of one or more electronic payment systems specified by a customer having one of a plurality of enterprise membership service identification codes stored in the database that uniquely identifies the customer as one of a plurality of shopper members of an enterprise membership service program associated with a retail enterprise. In response to receipt by an input device of a point-of-sale system of the retail enterprise of a manually-supplied code as part of a transaction for the purchase of one or more items, a processor processes payment for the one or more items using the one of the one or more electronic payment systems if the manually-supplied code matches the unique code associated with the one of the one or more electronic payment systems in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Meijer, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Pugh, Elmer L. Robinson, Jr., David Scott Pallas, K. Michael Ross
  • Publication number: 20190031679
    Abstract: Provided are mucolytic agents represented by formula (Ia)-(Id): where the structural variables R1, R2, R5 and R6 are as defined herein. Also provided are a variety of methods of treatment which take advantage of the mucolytic properties of the compounds represented by formula (Ia)-(Id).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Ross JOHNSON, William R. THELIN
  • Publication number: 20190006982
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) module mounting system can have mounting clips that can be moved up and down a roof, and can allow the height of the mounting clips to be adjusted relative to the roof. At least a portion of the system can be made of a non-conductive material so that the system can be free of a grounding unit. The system can allow solar modules to be quickly installed, and can allow the solar modules to be removed quickly for repair or in the event of a fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob Van Reenen Pretorius, Leslie G. Fritzemeier, Malcolm Cummings, Yang Jin, Katherine Hartman, Alastair Taylor, Michael Ross Everman
  • Patent number: D838421
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Ross Catania
  • Patent number: D838430
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Ross Catania, Caitlin Badey Catania
  • Patent number: D839980
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: StraightShooter, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Ross Middleton
  • Patent number: D842362
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Ross Catania
  • Patent number: D843960
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Ross Catania
  • Patent number: D847108
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Ross Catania
  • Patent number: D847133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Ross Catania
  • Patent number: D849002
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Ross Catania