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: 9994365
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoplastic drawstring trash bag wherein the thermoplastic drawstring trash bag has an enhanced thickness region in one or more panels of the drawstring trash bag. The enhanced thickness region has an average thickness that is greater than the thickness of the remaining portions of the panels forming the drawstring trash bag. The enhanced thickness region is generally in the area of the hems and traverses the hem seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael A. Ross
  • Patent number: 9986703
    Abstract: Inbred corn line, designated IV3, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred corn line IV3, to the plants and plant parts of inbred corn line IV3 and to methods for producing a corn plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing inbred corn line IV3 with itself or another corn line. The invention also relates to products produced from the seeds, plants, or parts thereof, of inbred corn line IV3 and/or of the hybrids produced using the inbred as a parent. The invention further relates to methods for producing a corn plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic plants produced by that method and to methods for producing other inbred corn lines derived from inbred corn line IV3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: Limagrain Europe, S.A., KWS SAAT SE
    Inventor: Michael Ross Buendgen
  • Patent number: 9987443
    Abstract: The invention described herein is directed to method of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, comprising administering an effective amount of an osmolyte by at least one nasal cannula to a subject in need thereof. Also provided is a nasal cannula system for delivering an osmolyte, comprising a nebulizer and tubing having two ends, where the first end of the tubing is connected to the nebulizer and the second end of the tubing is tapered to fit in the nostril of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard C. Boucher, Michael Ross Johnson
  • Patent number: 9986219
    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 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Visionary VR, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Ross
  • Publication number: 20180111907
    Abstract: Sodium channel blockers represented by the formula: are provided where the structural variables are defined herein. The invention also includes a variety of compositions, combinations and methods of treatment using these inventive sodium channel blockers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Ross Johnson, William Robert Thelin, Richard C. Boucher
  • Patent number: 9950232
    Abstract: A device for resisting and guiding a movement of a player's leading fore-arm during a sporting action. The device comprises a sleeve made of stretchable material configured to removably cover the player's forearm and upper arm, and a secondary patch of stretchable material attached to the posterior side of the sleeve. The secondary patch comprises at least two channels extending substantially along the length of the sleeve one either side of the elbow point, and which are adapted to house biasing means therein. The biasing means provide adjustable tension to resist the flexion movements of the player's fore-arm during the sporting action and maintaining the forearm in a straight, fully-extended position relative to the upper arm when the user relaxes the musculature in the forearm encased by the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: STRAIGHTSHOOTER, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Ross Middleton
  • Publication number: 20180092915
    Abstract: Provided are methods of treating a variety of disorders of the skin with inhibitors of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC). The inhibitors are represented by formula (I)-(IV): where R is defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: PARION SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Ross Johnson, William Robert Thelin, Richard C. Boucher
  • Patent number: 9933847
    Abstract: A system and/or method that uses a body posture of a user to determine and modulate a content mode of a virtual reality system. The content mode may define the manner in which virtual reality content is presented to the user and/or the manner in which the user interacts with the virtual reality content. The user's body posture and/or a change in body posture may cause the content mode and/or the virtual reality content to change accordingly. In some implementations, primary content may be presented to the user according to a first content mode in response to the user sitting. Secondary virtual reality content may be presented to the user according to the second content mode in response to the user standing. As such, a user may initiate a change in the virtual reality content and/or the content mode by standing from a sitting posture and/or sitting from a standing posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Visionary VR, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Ross, Gil Baron, Cosmo Raleigh Scharf, Luke Russell Patterson, Jake Richard Parker, John Kanikula Peters
  • Publication number: 20180085247
    Abstract: Various embodiments of sleep-aid mouthpieces and related accessories and methods are provided. One embodiment of a sleep-aid mouthpiece comprises: a U-shaped, in-mouth member configured to be worn in a user's mouth, the U-shaped, in-mouth member comprising a middle portion from which a pair of leg portions extend inwardly to respective end portions inside the user's mouth; a front member extending from an outer surface of the U-shaped, in-mouth member and disposed outside of the user's mouth; a pair of lateral breathing ports extending from outside the user's mouth through the front member and the U-shaped, in-mouth member and into the user's mouth; and an anterior tongue advancement device disposed on an inner surface of the middle portion of the U-shaped, in-mouth member, the anterior tongue advancement device comprising one or more flexible members for receiving and holding the user's tongue in a forward position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: JOSEPH JUDE TRAINOR, JOHN JOSEPH TRAINOR, MICHAEL ROSS DICKSON
  • Publication number: 20180036211
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are foamable gritty foam compositions that can suspend particulate mechanical scrubbers with particles sized from about 100 microns to about 800 microns that is capable of being foamed through a non-aerosol, or unpressurized pump dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Louise GRIMADELL, David Michael Ross CREAGHAN, John D. HINES, Pierre Bruno GRASCHA
  • Patent number: 9878988
    Abstract: Sodium channel blockers represented by the formula: are provided where the structural variables are defined herein. The invention also includes a variety of compositions, combinations and methods of treatment using these inventive sodium channel blockers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Ross Johnson, William Robert Thelin, Richard C. Boucher
  • Patent number: 9864413
    Abstract: An accessory suitable for an electronic device is provided. The electronic device has a display area. The accessory includes a coupling portion and a cover portion. The coupling portion is suitable to be coupled to the electronic device. The cover portion is connected to the coupling portion and is suitable for covering the display area of the electronic device. The cover portion has a plurality of light-transmitting areas, and the light-transmitting areas are arranged on the display area in an array. An image generated by the display area is projected out of the cover portion through the light-transmitting areas. Moreover, an electronic assembly containing the electronic device and the accessory is also provided. Furthermore, a control method is also provided for controlling the electronic assembly. A method is also provided for forming an accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Hung Lin, Chien-Wei Hsieh, Chun-Ta Huang, Hung-Chuan Wen, Michael Ross Massucco
  • Patent number: 9852261
    Abstract: Methods and systems for graphical medicine display are described. In one embodiment, prescription drug data associated with a prescription drug is accessed. The prescription drug is associated with a member. The prescription drug data includes prescription name data, prescription packaging data, prescription pill data, and dosage data. A prescription pill indicator and a prescription package indicator based on the prescription drug data are determined. A medicine display based on the prescription drug data associated with the prescription drug is generated. The medicine display includes the prescription pill indicator in association with the prescription package indicator, a prescription name indicator, and a dosage indicator. The prescription name data, the prescription packaging data, and the prescription pill data are associated with the prescription drug and the dosage data is associated with the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ross Havard, Timothy Andrew Cox, Grant Paris Miller, Katherine Harini Sundararaman
  • Patent number: 9849129
    Abstract: Provided are methods of treating a variety of disorders of the skin with inhibitors of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC). The inhibitors are represented by formula (I)-(IV): where R is defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PARION SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Ross Johnson, William Robert Thelin, Richard C. Boucher
  • Patent number: 9849785
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer readable media are presented for computing a guidance control policy to transition an uncertain dynamical system from an initial state to a final state, in which a set of points are computed to provide discreet and accurate representation of uncertainty, and in which a guidance control policy is computed based on a set of equations involving the initial state, the final state, state variables, control variables, and parameters, as well as designated parameters of interest, a set of constraints corresponding to state and control variables, a performance metric, statistical distribution types corresponding to the parameters of interest, statistical moments individually corresponding to the parameters of interest, and weighting values corresponding to the parameters of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Isaac Michael Ross, Mark Karpenko, Ronald Joseph Proulx
  • Publication number: 20170318769
    Abstract: Inbred corn lines, designated BB202, AB8, AB18, AB19, BB84, BB85, BB95, BB98, BB201, BC106, BC137, CB20, or MN26, are disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of inbred corn line BB202, AB8, AB18, AB19, BB84, BB85, BB95, BB98, BB201, BC106, BC137, CB20, or MN26, to the plants and plant parts of inbred corn line BB202, AB8, AB18, AB19, BB84, BB85, BB95, BB98, BB201, BC106, BC137, CB20, or MN26 and to methods for producing a corn plant, either inbred or hybrid, by crossing inbred corn line BB202, AB8, AB18, AB19, BB84, BB85, BB95, BB98, BB201, BC106, BC137, CB20, or MN26 with itself or another corn line. The invention also relates to products produced from the seeds, plants, or parts thereof, of inbred corn line BB202, AB8, AB18, AB19, BB84, BB85, BB95, BB98, BB201, BC106, BC137, CB20, or MN26 and/or of the hybrids produced using the inbred as a parent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy Brian CUPKA, Antoon VAN DER REIJDEN, Michael Ross Buendgen, Steven H. SCHUETZ, Craig E. Kleinschmidt
  • Publication number: 20170281620
    Abstract: A very stable, selective and renally safe sodium channel blocker represented by the formula: The invention also includes a variety of compositions, combinations and methods of treatment using this inventive sodium channel blocker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: PARION SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Ross JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 9727034
    Abstract: Unscented optimal control combines the unscented transform with optimal control to produce a new approach to directly manage navigational and other uncertainties in an open-loop framework. The sigma points of the unscented transform are treated as controllable particles that are all driven by the same open-loop controller. A system-of-systems dynamical model is constructed where each system is a copy of the other. Pseudo-spectral optimal control techniques may be applied to this system-of-systems to produce a computationally viable approach for solving the large-scale optimal control problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Isaac Michael Ross, Ronald J. Proulx, Mark Karpenko
  • Patent number: D796342
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael A. Ross
  • Patent number: D824849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Ross Catania