Patents by Inventor Michael S. Cooper

Michael S. Cooper 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: 20210298137
    Abstract: A continuous mode conveyor cooking appliance utilizing hot air jet impingement and microwave energy for cooking prepared foods. The approach envisions a central microwave unit with a hot air jet impingement oven unit on each side of the microwave section and a conveyor system to carry the food items completely through the appliance from one end to the other and with the two hot air jet impingement ovens equipped with a designed combination of hot air jet impingement jets and solid pins to act as a microwave attenuation system to reduce microwave exposure to cooking personnel to completely safe levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Jay Dobie, Anthony Patti, Robert Philip Brushaber, Frank Thomas Zeller, Neal S. Cooper
  • Patent number: 9015578
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for systems, methods, and computer program products for optimizing content rendered at a display unit by dynamically formatting the content layout based on a display unit's parameters. For example, content is received from a server. The content is capable of being rendered at a number of remote display devices with various display parameters. In addition, a number of display rules are also received. The display rules specify how content should be rendered in terms of content layout and properties by the remote display devices based on the parameters of the display devices. The display rules are compared with the parameters of a display device that is used to render the content. Based on the comparison, at least one of the display rules is applied such that the layout of the content on the display device is optimized for the particular parameters of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Cooper, Filipe Fortes, Kevin B. Gjerstad, Radoslav P. Nickolov, David H. Salesin, Raman Narayanan
  • Publication number: 20120102418
    Abstract: This patent relates to techniques associated with rich interactive narratives (RINs) and other RIN-related content, including techniques for sharing and monetizing such content. For example, a RIN-related content item (e.g., a themed RIN book) might be obtained from a hosting platform, edited, and re-published on the hosting platform. In some circumstances, the edit might include or serve as one or more annotations. One or more sharing restrictions associated with the published content item can be enforced. This enforcement can then be utilized to monetize the published content item by virtue of one or more sharing arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph M. Joy, Michael S. Cooper, Kanchen Rajanna
  • Patent number: 7831898
    Abstract: A document, publication or a portion of a publication containing collateral information (e.g. advertisements) is delivered in electronic form, preferably appearing electronically as it appears in traditional printed form. Collateral information associated with the document, publication or portion of the publication is dynamically replaced, enabling the user to potentially receive more useful and relevant information and enabling the publisher to potentially generate new revenue from the replaced collateral information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Brian Wecker, Michael S. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20070204220
    Abstract: Techniques for modifying network content layout to be presented by an application are disclosed. More specifically, the content layout or portions thereof can be altered to facilitate specific tasks including, but not limited to, enhancing readability. For example, content can be laid out in one or more discrete areas and navigation enabled in unique sequential and/or non-sequential manners. Further yet, content can be modified, moved and/or removed, among other things. This functionality can be executed automatically or upon specific instruction, for instance as specified by a user, content provider or third party service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Radoslav Petrov Nickolov, Charles E. Jacobs, Patrice Y. Simard, Kevin Gjerstad, Michael S. Cooper
  • Patent number: 7237568
    Abstract: A fire-control riser system that provides a multi-function unitary valve system including providing pressure test, pressure relief, and drain/test fluid flow capability for fire-control sprinkler systems. Furthermore, the fire-control riser system comprises an enclosure that provides for easier installation, pre-assembled components and protects such riser systems from damage during the construction process. Additionally, the fire-control riser system may be substantially comprised of plastic material. The system utilizes an improved flow switch coupling-attachment system that includes no-thread attachment or threaded attachment. The system also provides for multi-function components as well as reduced ports for component installation thereby reducing potential leak areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Michael S. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20040205508
    Abstract: A document, publication or a portion of a publication containing collateral information (e.g. advertisements) is delivered in electronic form, preferably appearing electronically as it appears in traditional printed form. Collateral information associated with the document, publication or portion of the publication is dynamically replaced, enabling the user to potentially receive more useful and relevant information and enabling the publisher to potentially generate new revenue from the replaced collateral information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Brian Wecker, Michael S. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20040000337
    Abstract: A fire-control riser system that provides a multi-function unitary valve system including providing pressure test, pressure relief, and drain/test fluid flow capability for fire-control sprinkler systems. Furthermore, the fire-control riser system comprises an enclosure that provides for easier installation, pre-assembled components and protects such riser systems from damage during the construction process. Additionally, the fire-control riser system may be substantially comprised of plastic material. The system utilizes an improved flow switch coupling-attachment system that includes no-thread attachment or threaded attachment. The system also provides for multi-function components as well as reduced ports for component installation thereby reducing potential leak areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventor: Michael S. Cooper
  • Patent number: 6601604
    Abstract: This invention provides for a valve system for use in fire suppression systems that provides pressure relief, pressure testing, and drain/test fluid flow capability. The valve system consists of a valve body with an attached riser. Adjustably attached to the riser is a rotary handle for raising and lowering a spring loaded valve stem. A blocking plug is provided for attachment to the handle which operates to block the movement of the valve stem during pressure testing of the fire suppression system. A tension disk is adjustably attached to the inside of the riser to manually adjust the spring tension. In addition, a means is provided for preventing system fluid from contacting the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventor: Michael S. Cooper
  • Patent number: 6510748
    Abstract: A pipe connection system has a non-threaded, quick-pipe connection for connecting pipe in a pressurized system, for connecting piping components within a fire sprinkler system, including a flow switch to a fire sprinkler system riser port. A male and female member are attached through the use of a through-slot in the female member that aligns with a groove in the male member such that a locking clip may be inserted through the female and male members when they are joined, thereby blocking the members from being dis-joined. An O-ring seal in a groove on the male member and sealable bore on the female member allow for a sealed and pressurized piping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventor: Michael S. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20020069707
    Abstract: A pipe connection system has a non-threaded, quick-pipe connection for connecting pipe in a pressurized system, for connecting piping components within a fire sprinkler system, including a flow switch to a fire sprinkler system riser port. A male and female member are attached through the use of a through-slot in the female member that aligns with a groove in the male member such that a locking clip may be inserted through the female and male members when they are joined, thereby blocking the members from being dis-joined. An O-ring seal in a groove on the male member and sealable bore on the female member allow for a sealed and pressurized piping system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventor: Michael S. Cooper
  • Patent number: 6076545
    Abstract: This invention provides a fire-control sprinkler system riser for a residence, including a unitary manifold for porting to system components. The longitudinal manifold has pipe threads on its ends to connect to an inlet water pipe and an outlet sprinkler system; and it has ports all to one side of the manifold for mounting the riser system components in the following order from inlet to outlet: flow switch means; test and drain valve means; pressure gauge means; and relief valve means. On the other side of the manifold are support connections, as for attachment to a beam of the residence. The manifold may be connected facing either way, i.e., left support or right support, and it has indicia on both manifold facing sides for indicating flow direction and port identifications to a user from either side. Dimensions provide high efficiency in use of space, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Inventor: Michael S. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5934357
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing metal matrix composites, each including a porous preform infiltrated with molten metal, includes a programmable, automated arrangement for handling preforms for sequential introduction into a die caster of the system. A preform loader includes a reciprocable loading head which receives each preform from an associated stack, and delivers each preform to a horizontally reciprocable carrier of a preform shuttle. The preform shuttle effects indexed movement of each preform along a substantially horizontal path, through a preheating furnace, and into the die caster. Efficient operation of the system is promoted, while undesirable damage to the relatively brittle porous preforms is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventors: Ralph R. Sawtell, Michael S. Cooper, Thomas V. Pierce, James E. Luzader, John J. Connelly, Donald P. Hill
  • Patent number: 5800099
    Abstract: This invention provides a system for using a portable tool for assisting the making of holes in installed pipes, such as water pipes and the like, to prepare for interconnected piping. Such system preferably utilizes a hole saw guide bushing which is contained in a clamp-head at the end of the fixed jaw of a "Vise-Grip.TM."-like device. Such clamp-head accommodates various sizes of guide bushings and hole-saws for making various size holes in various size pipes. Other features assist accurate hole positioning, e.g., horizontal and vertical levels, center marks, and V-shaped holding surfaces on the clamp-heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventor: Michael S. Cooper