Patents by Inventor Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens 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: 20220251667
    Abstract: Novel mutant ESR1 molecules and uses are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Foundation Medicine, Inc.
    Inventors: Maureen T. CRONIN, Garrett Michael FRAMPTON, Doron LIPSON, Vincent A. MILLER, Gary PALMER, Jeffrey S. ROSS, Philip James STEPHENS, Roman YELENSKY
  • Patent number: 11411885
    Abstract: A user can set or modify operational parameters of a data volume stored on a network-accessible storage device in a data center. For example, the user may be provided access to a data volume and may request a modification to the operational parameters of the data volume. Instead of modifying the existing data volume, the data center can provision a new data volume and migrate data stored on the existing data volume to the new data volume. While the data migration takes place, the existing data volume may block input/output (I/O) requests and the new data volume may handle such requests instead. Once the data migration is complete, the data center may deallocate the data blocks of the existing data volume such that the data blocks can be reused by other data volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pieter Kristian Brouwer, Marc Stephen Olson, Nachiappan Arumugam, Michael Thacker, Vijay Prasanth Rajavenkateswaran, Arpit Tripathi, Danny Wei
  • Patent number: 11402535
    Abstract: A system includes a metal detector, a structure to hold the metal detector, and a processing unit which processes the measured signal from the metal detector. The measured signals of known objects are recorded with the metal detector. The signals are processed into sets of variables. When an unknown object is detected by the metal detector, the measured signal is processed into the same variables. The variables from the measured signal are compared against the variables in the database. If a match is found, the unknown object is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: DITEQT LLC
    Inventors: Michael Morgan Starkey, Lloyd Stephen Riggs, Aubrey Nathan Beal
  • Publication number: 20220233200
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for reducing stress on a blood vessel are disclosed herein. A damping device (100) configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include an anchoring member (104) coupled to a flexible, compliant damping member (102) including a generally tubular sidewall having an outer surface (115), an inner surface (113) defining a lumen configured to direct blood flow, a first end portion (106) and a second end portion (108), and a damping region (120) between the first and second end portions (106, 108). The inner and outer surfaces (113, 115) of the damping member (102) can be spaced apart by a distance that is greater at the damping region (120) than at either of the first or second end portions (106, 108).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: David Stephen Celermajer, Anthony John Ujhazy, Michael Wallace, Zoran Milijasevic, Johnathon Choi, Jarred Shein
  • Publication number: 20220235184
    Abstract: A bio-assimilation master batch including a carrier resin, one or more transition metals, and one or more primary antioxidants is provided. The master batch may include one or more secondary antioxidants and one or more bioassimilation promoting additives. A process for producing polymeric bio-assimilating material including creating a master batch, mixing the master batch with a host polymer to form an end-use polymer mixture, and introducing the end-use polymer mixture to a polymer processing device to manufacture a polymer-based article. Products produced from a process for producing polymeric bio-assimilating material including creating a master batch, mixing the master batch with a host polymer to form an end-use polymer mixture, and introducing the end-use polymer mixture to a polymer processing device to manufacture a polymer-based article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Stephens
  • Patent number: 11397233
    Abstract: In some aspects, a magnetic system for use in a low-field MRI system. The magnetic system comprises at least one electromagnet configured to, when operated, generate a magnetic field to contribute to a B0 field for the low-field MRI system, and at least one permanent magnet to produce a magnetic field to contribute to the B0 field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hyperfine Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Poole, Todd Rearick, Jonathan M. Rothberg
  • Publication number: 20220229133
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) coil apparatus is described herein for facilitating imaging of a patient positioned within a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, the MRI system comprising a B0 magnet. The apparatus may comprise a frame comprising a first plate and a second plate disposed opposite the first plate; and an RF transmit coil comprising a plurality of conductors connected in series, the plurality of conductors being would around the frame and forming a plurality of turns. According to some aspects, there is provided an MRI system configured to image a patient positioned within the MRI system, the MRI system comprises a Bo magnet that produces a B0 magnetic field and the RF coil apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Eddy B. Boskamp, Michael Stephen Poole
  • Patent number: 11390673
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions of matter useful for the treatment of cancer in mammals and to methods of using those compositions of matter for the same. Antibodies specific for podocalyxin designated Ab1 and 3G2 are disclosed, as is the use of said antibodies for the inhibition of growth of a tumor that expresses podocalyxin, and the use of said anti bodies for targeting tumour endothelial cells that express podocalyxin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: John Stephen Babcook, Kelly Marshall McNagny, Calvin D. Roskelley, Bradley John Hedberg, Kimberly Ashely Snyder, Michael R. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20220222401
    Abstract: A method includes determining a bit design based on a design criterion, determining a cutter design to be mounted on the bit design at a bit design position based on cutter information, wherein the cutter information is based on a historical cutter performance metric of one or more cutters having the cutter design. The method also includes generating a drill bit model based on the bit design and the cutter design and determining that the drill bit model meets the design criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: William Brian Atkins, Radompon Sungkorn, Michael Stephen Pierce
  • Publication number: 20220212783
    Abstract: A multimode clutch assembly is positioned in a powertrain of a rotorcraft. The clutch assembly includes a freewheeling unit having a driving mode in which torque applied to the input race is transferred to the output race and an overrunning mode in which torque applied to the output race is not transferred to the input race. A bypass assembly has an engaged position that couples the input and output races of the freewheeling unit. An actuator assembly shifts the bypass assembly between engaged and disengaged positions. An engagement status sensor is configured to determine the engagement status of the bypass assembly. In the disengaged position, the overrunning mode of the freewheeling unit is enabled such that the clutch assembly is configured for unidirectional torque transfer. In the engaged position, the overrunning mode of the freewheeling unit is disabled such that the clutch assembly is configured for bidirectional torque transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Andrew Goodwin, David Andrew Prater, Eric Stephen Olson, David Bryan Roberts, Chia-Wei Su, Michael David Trantham, Charles Eric Covington
  • Publication number: 20220212086
    Abstract: Virtual and augmented reality sports training environments are disclosed. A user interacts with virtual players in a simulated environment of a virtual reality sporting event. In some embodiments, the user's actions and decisions are monitored by the simulated environment. The environment evaluates the user's performance, and provides performance feedback based on the user's decisions and timing. In one application, real life pitchers and their pitching data are tracked and replicated in a simulated pitching environment. A team of users may practice against a simulation of a pitcher they are about to compete against, swinging at pitches that they would see in a real game. Such environments may maximize effective practice time for users, and help develop better players with improved decision-making skills. Some embodiments include various pitch recognition training, which may be against replicated real-life pitchers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher O'DOWD, Michael STEPHENS, Kodi TAPIE, Nicholas KIPPES, Daniel O'DOWD, Garrett BEATTY
  • Patent number: 11377527
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a product comprising fiber reinforced polymer material, the method comprising the steps of: providing 10 carbon fibers being embedded in a thermosetting resin, heating 20 the thermosetting resin up to its cure temperature by a current flowing through at least a part of said carbon fibers, letting convert 30 the thermosetting resin to a thermoset polymer. The invention is further directed to a device for performing the method and to a composite sandwich panel structure manufactured according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: RUAG SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Joseph Patrick Moran, Michael Stephen Pavloff
  • Patent number: 11380188
    Abstract: A waste cart includes a base housing; a center upright having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end is secured to the base housing; a top housing secured to the distal end of the center upright, wherein the top housing has two or more disposal openings for two or more separate disposal portions including, a first waste portion which has a first metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; and a second waste portion which includes a second metal detector and an indicator for providing a notification when a metal item passes through the opening; an electronics module which operates each metal detector independently; and an alarm indicator operationally associated with the electronics module which is activated when the electronics module detects the passage of a metal item through an opening into a waste portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: DITEQT, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Morgan Starkey, Lloyd Stephen Riggs, Aubrey Nathan Beal
  • Publication number: 20220205364
    Abstract: A turbomachine component includes a platform, a shank, and an airfoil. The platform includes a pressure side slash face and a suction side slash face. The shank extends radially inward from the platform. The airfoil extends radially outward from the platform. The airfoil includes a leading edge and a trailing edge. A cooling circuit is defined within the shank and the airfoil. The cooling circuit further includes a plurality of exit channels disposed along the trailing edge of the airfoil. The cooling circuit further includes at least one bypass conduit that extends from an inlet disposed in the cooling circuit to an outlet positioned on the pressure side slash face. The at least one bypass conduit being positioned radially inward of the plurality of exit channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Brian Stephen Gray, Michael Anthony Wondrasek, Jan Emeric Agudo
  • Publication number: 20220206093
    Abstract: A method of producing a permanent magnet shim configured to improve a profile of a B0 magnetic field produced by a B0 magnet is provided. The method comprises determining deviation of the B0 magnetic field from a desired B0 magnetic field, determining a magnetic pattern that, when applied to magnetic material, produces a corrective magnetic field that corrects for at least some of the determined deviation, and applying the magnetic pattern to the magnetic material to produce the permanent magnet shim. According to some aspects, a permanent magnet shim for improving a profile of a B0 magnetic field produced by a B0 magnet is provided. The permanent magnet shim comprises magnetic material having a predetermined magnetic pattern applied thereto that produces a corrective magnetic field to improve the profile of the B0 magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Hyperfine Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric Hugon, Michael Stephen Poole, Tyler S. Ralston
  • Patent number: 11372426
    Abstract: Provided are various systems and processes for improving last-mile delivery of real-time, on-demand orders for perishable goods. In one aspect, an automated vehicle (AV) comprises a body including a storage compartment for storing perishable goods. The storage compartment is accessible by a user upon authentication of the user. The AV further comprises a sensor module for receiving data for navigating the AV. The sensor module is positioned above the body on a support structure at a predetermined height above the ground, such as three to five feet. The data includes one or more of the following: audio data, video data, radio waves, and backscattered light waves. The AV further comprises an onboard computer system configured to process the data to navigate the AV along motor vehicle routes and pedestrian routes. The AV may be configured to interface with an automated locker system to retrieve or deposit the perishable goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DoorDash, Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison Shih, Jeff Ning Han, Thomas Scott Stephens, Dan Michael Babcock, Cody Duane Aughney
  • Patent number: 11370865
    Abstract: A hardenable multi-part acrylic composition having at least two parts that react upon mixing to form a cement, such as bone cement, which hardens to a solid is described that includes storage stable liquid first and second parts, and optionally, further liquid parts. The parts react upon mixing to form a cement that hardens to a solid. The composition includes an acrylic monomer component and an initiator component in an amount effective to polymerize the acrylic monomer component when mixed and/or activated with it. The liquid first part comprises an aqueous dispersion of acrylic polymer particles and acrylic polymer beads. The polymer beads are at an equilibrium water content with the aqueous phase of the dispersion that generally has a viscosity between 10 and 10,000 centipoise. A twin barreled syringe, caulking gun or other cement mixing and delivery device and a method of producing the composition are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Chisholm, Sera Saheb Abed-Ali
  • Patent number: 11369641
    Abstract: Methods, compositions, and kits for producing functional blood vessels, and progenitors thereof are provided. Human disorders of the vascular system are treated by reconstitution of functional vessels in vivo through co-transplantation with supporting niche stromal cells for treatment of ischemic injury in the peripheral limbs and heart. The cell populations of the invention, when engrafted into a recipient, anastomose with host vasculature and regenerate functional blood vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Charles K. F. Chan, Andrew Stephen Lee, Michael T. Longaker, Irving L. Weissman, Joseph Wu, Divya Nag, Eun Young Seo
  • Patent number: 11366188
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a portable magnetic resonance imaging system is provided, comprising a magnetics system having a plurality of magnetics components configured to produce magnetic fields for performing magnetic resonance imaging. The magnetics system comprises a permanent B0 magnet configured to produce a B0 field for the magnetic resonance imaging system, and a plurality of gradient coils configured to, when operated, generate magnetic fields to provide spatial encoding of emitted magnetic resonance signals, a power system comprising one or more power components configured to provide power to the magnetics system to operate the magnetic resonance imaging system to perform image acquisition, and a base that supports the magnetics system and houses the power system, the base comprising at least one conveyance mechanism allowing the portable magnetic resonance imaging system to be transported to different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hyperfine Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Poole, Cedric Hugon, Hadrien A. Dyvorne, Laura Sacolick, William J. Mileski, Jeremy Christopher Jordan, Alan B. Katze, Jr., Jonathan M. Rothberg, Todd Rearick, Christopher Thomas McNulty
  • Publication number: 20220184874
    Abstract: In an example method, a NWM molding blank, including a non-woven material held in compression by a binder, is placed in a separable mold, and heated to a melting temperature of the binder. The molding blank expands, forming as an intermediate NWM object a NWM molded object with a 3D geometric form. The intermediate NWM object is cooled through a temperature band with an upper boundary and a lower boundary, and further cooled to a solidifying temperature of the binder. The upper boundary is above the solidifying temperature and the upper boundary is lower than the binder melting temperature. While in the temperature band, the mold is separated, rendering accessible an exposed surface of the intermediate NWM object. The object is then transported to a contoured forming surface of a forming base, by an actuatable arm having an end effector gripping the exposed surface via vacuum suction, lifting the object from the mold and placing the object on the contoured forming surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Stephen DeFranks, Eric McCann, Andy Hollis