Patents by Inventor Michael S. Brown

Michael S. Brown 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: 11145947
    Abstract: RF and microwave radiation directing or controlling components are provided that may be monolithic, that may be formed from a plurality of electrodeposition operations and/or from a plurality of deposited layers of material, that may include switches, inductors, antennae, transmission lines, filters, hybrid couplers, antenna arrays and/or other active or passive components. Components may include non-radiation-entry and non-radiation-exit channels that are useful in separating sacrificial materials from structural materials. Preferred formation processes use electrochemical fabrication techniques (e.g. including selective depositions, bulk depositions, etching operations and planarization operations) and post-deposition processes (e.g. selective etching operations and/or back filling operations).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Microfabrica Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott R. Brown, John D. Evans, Christopher A. Bang, Adam L. Cohen, Michael S. Lockard, Dennis R. Smalley, Morton Grosser
  • Patent number: 11142303
    Abstract: An aircraft subassembly comprises a fuselage structure, comprising a first side and a second side. The aircraft subassembly further comprises a main-landing-gear system, having a single pair of wheels. The main-landing-gear system additionally comprises a sponson, connected to and extending outward from the fuselage structure. The sponson comprises a central portion and a first main-landing-gear door that is moveable relative to the central portion between, inclusively, a closed position and an open position. The sponson further comprises a second main-landing-gear door that is moveable relative to the central portion between, inclusively, a closed position and an open position. The main-landing-gear system further comprises a first main-landing-gear assembly, connected to the first wheel and a second main-landing-gear assembly, connected to the second wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael S. Karapetian, John Joseph Brown, James K. Pennell
  • Patent number: 11133117
    Abstract: An atom interferometer system includes a sensor cell comprising alkali metal atoms. An optical system generates first and second interrogation beams having respective first and second frequencies and a circular polarization. The optical system includes optics that provide the first and second interrogation beams through the sensor cell in a first direction and reflect the first and second interrogation beams back through the sensor cell in a second direction opposite the first direction and in a same circular polarization to drive the alkali metal atoms from a first energy state to a greater energy state during an interrogation stage of sequential measurement cycles. A detection system detects a state distribution of a population of the alkali metal atoms between the first energy state and the second energy state during the interrogation stage based on an optical response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael S. Larsen, Thad G. Walker, Justin M. Brown
  • Publication number: 20210292907
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of treating a substrate, comprising contacting at least a portion of the substrate surface with a first composition comprising a lanthanide source and an oxidizing agent. A substrate obtainable by the methods also is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Lemon, Gordon L. Post, Michael A. Mayo, Elizabeth S. Brown-Tseng, Mary Lyn Chong Lim, Justin J. Martin, Kevin T. Sylvester, Brian C. Okerberg
  • Publication number: 20210278961
    Abstract: A method for setting parameter settings of an image signal processor (ISP) of a camera of a mobile device based on a user selection may include controlling a display of the mobile device to display a plurality of images, each of which is associated with corresponding parameter settings. The method may include receiving, via a user interface (Ul) of the mobile device, the user selection in relation to an image of the plurality of images. The method may include determining selected parameter settings based on the user selection in relation to the image. The method may include setting the parameter settings of the ISP, based on the selected parameter settings, to permit the ISP to process a raw image from an image sensor of the mobile device using the selected parameter settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Michael S. BROWN
  • Patent number: 11112233
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to an apparatus for self-mixing particulate-matter sensing using a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) with extrinsic photodiodes. The apparatus includes a dual-emitting light source disposed on a first chip and to generate a first light beam and a second light beam. The first light beam illuminates a particulate matter (PM), and a light detector extrinsic to the first chip measures the second light beam and variations of the second light beam and generates a self-mixing signal. The variations of the second light beam are caused by a back-scattered light resulting from back-scattering of the first light beam from the PM. The light detector is coupled to the dual-emitting light source. The direction of the second light beam is opposite to the direction of the first light beam, and the second light beam is directed to a sensitive area of the light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Mutlu, Michael K. Brown, Wesley S. Smith, Orit A. Shamir, Richard T. Chen, Mark T. Winkler, Miaolei Yan, Richard Yeh
  • Publication number: 20200409951
    Abstract: A system for the dynamic analysis of unstructured data where feedback loops exist between the user and the machine resulting in improved specificity and content (accuracy and precision) with regard to the results obtained from the machine learning algorithms. A Graphic User Interface (GUI) controls the configuration and deployment of all the features of the Intelligence Augmentation System (IAS) including data capture and processing, analytics, and feedback. Results of one set of algorithms can be forwarded to subsequent tools with the system for further analysis and planning using decision algorithms. The results are configured using a GUI that can manipulate the data in dynamically, allowing immediate visualization of user queries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Kowolenko, John C. Bass, Meaghan E. Johnson, Andrew Brown, Michael S. Brown, Jesse Simpson
  • Patent number: 10410229
    Abstract: In an approach for monitoring media consumption, a processor receives data from a media collection device, wherein the data comprises at least information generated by at least one media broadcasting device of one or more media broadcasts. A processor compares the data to previously stored signatures, wherein the previously stored signatures are each associated with a respective media broadcast. A processor identifies the one or more media broadcasts using the data and the previously stored signatures. A processor compiles the identified one or more media broadcasts with a set of previously stored media broadcasts associated with the media collection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Brown, Stefan Harrer, Laurence J. Plant
  • Patent number: 10168207
    Abstract: In an approach to monitoring sunscreen effectiveness, a computer receives input from a user. The computer receives data corresponding to ultraviolet radiation exposure from a first ultraviolet radiation sensor and a second ultraviolet radiation sensor. The computer determines an amount of ultraviolet radiation received by the first ultraviolet radiation sensor and the second ultraviolet radiation sensor. The computer determines whether the amount of ultraviolet radiation received by the first ultraviolet radiation sensor is similar to the amount of ultraviolet radiation received by the second ultraviolet radiation sensor. The computer determines whether the amount of ultraviolet radiation received by the first ultraviolet radiation sensor is below an alert threshold. In response to determining the amount of ultraviolet radiation received by the first ultraviolet radiation sensor is not below an alert threshold, the computer transmits an alert message to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Brown, James D. Cleaver, Louise A. McGuire, Michael J. McGuire
  • Patent number: 10083247
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for generating state-driven role-based landing pages. An enterprise application user in a secure enterprise application environment provides user-specified content relevant to the user's role in the enterprise, and when the user invokes an enterprise application, initial screens displayed by the enterprise application are displayed as landing pages using the user-specified content. The method commences by validating an enterprise application user using a user profile and a security model where the security model serves to distinguish permitted or allowed enterprise application user activities from denied enterprise application activities. Once validated, then the method identifies a user's role or roles, and further, identifies the user's selection of subscriptions (e.g., subscriptions pertaining to content related to the user's role).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Brown, Chakriya D. Lipps, Gurbinder S. Bali
  • Patent number: 10062045
    Abstract: Prioritization of project workspaces is provided herein. Data items are grouped into project workspaces based on workspace identifiers with which the data items have been tagged. Grouped data items included in a project workspace are tagged with a common workspace identifier that indicates association with a project corresponding to the project workspace, the project including tasks for a user. Priority of the project workspace is determined relative to priority of other project workspaces and based on ascertaining priorities of the tasks of the project by analyzing the grouped data items included in the project workspace. An indication of the priority of the project workspace relative to priority of the other project workspaces is provided for graphical presentation to the user, in order to facilitate focusing the user to a highest priority project workspace of the project workspaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael S. Brown
  • Patent number: 10033728
    Abstract: A method for determining if a user of a computer system is a human. A processor receives an indication that a computer security program is needed and acquires at least one image depicting a first string of characters including at least a first and second set of one or more characters. A processor assigns a substitute character to be used as input for each of the second set of one or more characters. A processor presents the at least one image and an indication of the substitute character and when to use the substitute character to the user. A processor receives a second string of characters from the user. A processor determines whether the second string of characters substantially matches the first string of characters based on the substitute character assigned to each of the second set of one or more characters and determines whether the user is a human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Brown, Carlos F. Franca da Fonseca, Neil I. Readshaw
  • Patent number: 10013674
    Abstract: A method carried out by an electronic device enabled to send and receive electronic messages over a network, including: determining if a new electronic message received by the device is part of a message thread that includes the new message and at least one prior electronic message previously received at the device; and if the new message is determined to be part of a message thread, comparing address information of the new message with address information of the at least one prior electronic message in the message thread to determine if there has been a change in addressed recipients between the new message and the at least one prior electronic message, and if so, providing a notification to a user of the device of the existence of the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Neil Adams, Michael S. Brown, George Babu
  • Patent number: 9917702
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for sharing data amongst a group of a plurality of mobile devices to manage tasks in a group project. To manage updates, the shared data is atomized such that individual databases in the shared data are separated or otherwise delineated into one or more records, each record having associated therewith, a value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Hung, Herbert A. Little, Michael S. Brown
  • Publication number: 20170350754
    Abstract: In an approach to monitoring sunscreen effectiveness, a computer receives input from a user. The computer receives data corresponding to ultraviolet radiation exposure from a first ultraviolet radiation sensor and a second ultraviolet radiation sensor. The computer determines an amount of ultraviolet radiation received by the first ultraviolet radiation sensor and the second ultraviolet radiation sensor. The computer determines whether the amount of ultraviolet radiation received by the first ultraviolet radiation sensor is similar to the amount of ultraviolet radiation received by the second ultraviolet radiation sensor. The computer determines whether the amount of ultraviolet radiation received by the first ultraviolet radiation sensor is below an alert threshold. In response to determining the amount of ultraviolet radiation received by the first ultraviolet radiation sensor is not below an alert threshold, the computer transmits an alert message to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Brown, James D. Cleaver, Louise A. McGuire, Michael J. McGuire
  • Patent number: 9783166
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer readable program products for maintaining windscreen visibility using surface monitoring are disclosed. In embodiments, the system comprises a set of sensors for monitoring a state of a windscreen surface and for generating one or more signals representing that state; a control system for analyzing the one or more signals to identify defined conditions of the surface of the windscreen and to generate one or more control signals; and a set of activatable devices for receiving the one or more control signals. The control signals activate the activatable devices to remove the identified conditions of the surface of the windscreen. In embodiments, the set of activatable devices includes air jets and cleaning fluid jets, and the control signals activate these jets to direct air and cleaning fluids onto the windscreen. This may be done to remove rain drops or dirt from the windscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Brown, Stefan Harrer, Laurence J. Plant
  • Patent number: 9710460
    Abstract: A conversation analytics system including multiple microphones that each respectively capture at least a part of a single real world natural language conversation. The natural language data (for example, audio of natural language, or audio of natural language converted to text) from each of the multiple microphones is combined into a single combined piece of natural language data (for example, a combined audio file, or a combined piece of text). This combined piece of natural language data is subject to: (i) machine logic based natural language understanding; and/or (ii) community conversation analysis. The multiple microphones may be respectively built into mobile devices which are always on and which are generally always carried by the device owners on their respective persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Brown, Stefan Harrer, Laurence J. Plant
  • Patent number: 9699176
    Abstract: A method for determining if a user of a computer system is a human. A processor receives an indication that a computer security program is needed and acquires at least one image depicting a first string of characters including at least a first and second set of one or more characters. A processor assigns a substitute character to be used as input for each of the second set of one or more characters. A processor presents the at least one image and an indication of the substitute character and when to use the substitute character to the user. A processor receives a second string of characters from the user. A processor determines whether the second string of characters substantially matches the first string of characters based on the substitute character assigned to each of the second set of one or more characters and determines whether the user is a human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Brown, Carlos F. Franca da Fonseca, Neil I. Readshaw
  • Patent number: 9652629
    Abstract: A system and method for selectively securing data from unauthorized access on a client device storing a plurality of data types with reference to an authorization level indicated in a command. A command is received at a client device comprising an authorization level indicator. Based on at least one predefined rule, which may be implemented in an IT policy stored at the client device, each of the plurality of data types to be secured is determined, and then the data corresponding to those types is secured. The data may be secured by encrypting and/or deleting the data at the client device. The predefined rules associated with each authorization level may be configured by a user or administrator having an authorization level that exceeds the associated authorization level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael K. Brown, Michael S. Brown, Herbert A. Little, Scott W. Totzke
  • Patent number: 9633178
    Abstract: A code signing system and method is provided. The code signing system operates in conjunction with a signed software application having a digital signature and includes an application platform, an application programming interface (API), and a virtual machine. The API is configured to link the software application with the application platform. The virtual machine verifies the authenticity of the digital signature in order to control access to the API by the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David P. Yach, Michael S. Brown, Herbert A. Little