Patents by Inventor Michael Silver

Michael Silver 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: 20220355061
    Abstract: A flow sensor system for ventilation treatment comprises a flow conduit configured to allow gas flow between a first region and a second region, the flow conduit defining a lumen for the gas flow; a flow restrictor disposed within the lumen of the flow conduit between the first region and the second region; a first absolute pressure sensor disposed adjacent to the first region of the flow conduit and configured to measure a pressure of the gas flow at the first region of the flow conduit; and a second absolute pressure sensor disposed adjacent to the second region of the flow conduit and configured to measure pressure of the gas flow at the second region of the flow conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Lisa Campana, Paolo Giacometti, Gideon Butler, Frederick J. Geheb, Annemarie Silver, Gary A. Freeman, Frederick Faller, Michael Riley
  • Patent number: 11433211
    Abstract: A flow sensor system for ventilation treatment comprises a flow conduit configured to allow gas flow between a first region and a second region, the flow conduit defining a lumen for the gas flow; a flow restrictor disposed within the lumen of the flow conduit between the first region and the second region; a first absolute pressure sensor disposed adjacent to the first region of the flow conduit and configured to measure a pressure of the gas flow at the first region of the flow conduit; and a second absolute pressure sensor disposed adjacent to the second region of the flow conduit and configured to measure pressure of the gas flow at the second region of the flow conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Campana, Paolo Giacometti, Gideon Butler, Frederick J. Geheb, Annemarie Silver, Gary A. Freeman, Frederick Faller, Michael Riley
  • Patent number: 11399868
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for controlling the performance of a pneumatically sealed trocar, wherein the system includes a controller for delivering variable DC voltage to a DC motor, a DC motor operatively connected to the controller for driving a pump operatively connected to a pneumatically sealed trocar, a pump driven by the DC motor for circulating pressurized gas through the pneumatically sealed trocar, and a sensor for sensing pressure and flow parameters between the pump and the pneumatically sealed trocar to provide a feedback control signal to the controller so that the controller can vary the voltage delivered to the DC motor to affect the output pressure and flow of the pump during a laparoscopic surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Mikiya Silver, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20210106004
    Abstract: Methods of providing sustained sterilization of thermoplastics; providing thermoplastics that have the capacity to dispense sodium fluoride, and, a method of providing sustained sterilization of thermoplastics and providing thermoplastics that have the capacity to dispense sodium fluoride, both from the same thermoplastic article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: John D. Blizzard, Joan McMahon, Michael Silver
  • Patent number: 10897895
    Abstract: Methods of providing sustained sterilization of thermoplastics; providing thermoplastics that have the capacity to dispense sodium fluoride, and, a method of providing sustained sterilization of thermoplastics and providing thermoplastics that have the capacity to dispense sodium fluoride, both from the same thermoplastic article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: QuadSil, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Blizzard, Joan McMahon, Michael Silver
  • Patent number: 10750244
    Abstract: Suggestions for content are based on a habit of a user. As the user requests content, content selections are monitored for habitual selections according to channels, titles, or genres. A programming guide may then be customized based on the habitual selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward Michael Silver, Linda Ann Roberts
  • Patent number: 10503048
    Abstract: An optical resonator system comprises an optical resonator (30) and means (32, 42, 44) for coupling into the resonator counterpropagating waves at total intensities such as to produce a non-linear interaction between the first and second waves whereby to break the symmetry to establish different resonant frequencies between the first and second counterpropagating waves whereby to produce different optical effects in the opposite directions. A common light source, e.g. a laser 32, is employed with an amplifier 40 and a modulator 50, or different light sources can be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NPL Management Limited
    Inventors: Leonardo Del Bino, Sarah Louise Stebbings, Pascal Patrice Del'Haye, Jonathan Michael Silver
  • Publication number: 20190332999
    Abstract: A method for processing packages is provided. A package is received at an intermediate shipping site and a delivery authorization status corresponding to the package is determined based on a threshold of some characteristic of the package. The package is delivered if the authorization status is that delivery is acceptable and the package is not delivered if the authorization status is that delivery is not acceptable. The acceptability of the package for delivery is determined by a response that an addressee provides to an electronic message notification of package availability. The electronic response preferably contains some authenticating information regarding the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Edward Michael Silver, Linda Ann Roberts, Hong Thi Nguyen, Samuel N. Zellner
  • Publication number: 20190333000
    Abstract: A method for processing packages is provided. A package is received at an intermediate shipping site and a delivery authorization status corresponding to the package is determined based on a threshold of some characteristic of the package. The package is delivered if the authorization status is that delivery is acceptable and the package is not delivered if the authorization status is that delivery is not acceptable. The acceptability of the package for delivery is determined by a response that an addressee provides to an electronic message notification of package availability. The electronic response preferably contains some authenticating information regarding the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Shopify, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Michael Silver, Linda Ann Roberts, Hong Thi Nguyen, Samuel N. Zellner
  • Patent number: 10366363
    Abstract: A method for processing packages is provided. A package is received at an intermediate shipping site and a delivery authorization status corresponding to the package is determined based on a threshold of some characteristic of the package. The package is delivered if the authorization status is that delivery is acceptable and the package is not delivered if the authorization status is that delivery is not acceptable. The acceptability of the package for delivery is determined by a response that an addressee provides to an electronic message notification of package availability. The electronic response preferably contains some authenticating information regarding the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward Michael Silver, Linda Ann Roberts, Hong Thi Nguyen, Samuel N. Zellner
  • Publication number: 20190129276
    Abstract: An optical resonator system comprises an optical resonator (30) and means (32, 42, 44) for coupling into the resonator counterpropagating waves at total intensities such as to produce a non-linear interaction between the first and second waves whereby to break the symmetry to establish different resonant frequencies between the first and second counterpropagating waves whereby to produce different optical effects in the opposite directions. A common light source, e.g. a laser 32, is employed with an amplifier 40 and a modulator 50, or different light sources can be employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Leonardo Del Bino, Sarah Louise Stebbings, Pascal Patrice Del'Haye, Jonathan Michael Silver
  • Publication number: 20180171109
    Abstract: Methods of providing sustained sterilization of thermoplastics; providing thermoplastics that have the capacity to dispense sodium fluoride, and, a method of providing sustained sterilization of thermoplastics and providing thermoplastics that have the capacity to dispense sodium fluoride, both from the same thermoplastic article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: John D. Blizzad, Robert L. McKellar, Joan McMahon, Michael Silver
  • Publication number: 20170228030
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products recognize a gesture to control a device or appliance. A camera generates an image of a user performing the gesture. An image comparison is then performed between the image to images of recognized gestures. When the image matches a recognized gesture, a corresponding controller operation is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Hong Thi Nguyen, Linda Ann Roberts, Edward Michael Silver
  • Patent number: 9659212
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products recognize a gesture in a video signal. A camera generates the video signal as an output. An image comparison is then performed between frames in the video signal to images stored in memory of different gestures. When a frame matches an image, the gesture is determined. A corresponding controller operation may then be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hong Thi Nguyen, Linda Ann Roberts, Edward Michael Silver
  • Publication number: 20160353179
    Abstract: Suggestions for content are based on a habit of a user. As the user requests content, content selections are monitored for habitual selections according to channels, titles, or genres. A programming guide may then be customized based on the habitual selections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward Michael Silver, Linda Ann Roberts
  • Patent number: 9482630
    Abstract: A CT scanner apparatus includes an X-ray source mounted on a gantry of the CT scanner apparatus. The CT scanner apparatus also includes a first X-ray detector mounted on the gantry opposite to the X-ray source, and configured to detect X-rays emitted from the X-ray source and transmitted through an object. The CT scanner apparatus also includes a fixed, sparse array of second X-ray detectors. Each of the second X-ray detectors includes a plurality of stacked scintillators and a photosensor adjacent to a sidewall of the stacked scintillators in a side-readout configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gin Chung Wang, Daniel Gagnon, Michael Silver, Yu Zou
  • Publication number: 20160260050
    Abstract: A method for processing packages is provided. A package is received at an intermediate shipping site and a delivery authorization status corresponding to the package is determined based on a threshold of some characteristic of the package. The package is delivered if the authorization status is that delivery is acceptable and the package is not delivered if the authorization status is that delivery is not acceptable. The acceptability of the package for delivery is determined by a response that an addressee provides to an electronic message notification of package availability. The electronic response preferably contains some authenticating information regarding the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Edward Michael Silver, Linda Ann Roberts, Hong Thi Nguyen, Samuel N. Zellner
  • Patent number: 9432743
    Abstract: Suggestions for content are based on a habit of a user. Favored genres of content are determined at different times of day. Should content be requested at a particular time of day for which no favored genre of content is determined, then one of the known favored genres of content is suggested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward Michael Silver, Linda Ann Roberts
  • Patent number: 9426280
    Abstract: Alerts may be suppressed for communications. A timing parameter is retrieved describing an amount of time. An initial alert is processed to initially alert of an incoming communication. Subsequent alerts of the incoming communication are suppressed for the amount of time described by the timing parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Edward Michael Silver
  • Patent number: 9420092
    Abstract: A communication is supplemented. An initiated communication directed to a unique communication destination address assigned to a receiving party is received from the receiving party. Before the initiating party is provided access to a final communication destination for the communication, providing to the initiating party at least one selectable option, receiving from the initiating party a selected option from the at least one selectable option, and supplementing the communication based on the selected option. Only after supplementing the communication based on the selected option is the initiating party provided with access to the final communication destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Ann Roberts, Edward Michael Silver, Hong Thi Nguyen