Patents by Inventor Michael Stokes

Michael Stokes 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: 11351417
    Abstract: A method of exercising includes positioning a foot of a user onto a pedal of an exercise device. The pedal is pivotably connected to a pair of supports forming a triangular base and has a neutral position relative to a pivot axis of the device. The method includes applying a first force to the pedal to rotate the pedal about the pivot axis in a first direction, toward a first support. The method includes resisting movement of the pedal toward the first support with a resistance mechanism of the device. The method includes applying a second force to the pedal to rotate the pedal about the pivot axis in a second direction, opposite the first direction, toward a second support and away from the first support. The method includes resisting movement of the pedal toward the second support with the resistance mechanism of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TS MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Mary Anne Tarkington, David G. Matsuura, Jacob A. Moebius, Louis John Stack, Scott Michael Cline, Donald C. Meves, Emily Kathryn Stokes
  • Publication number: 20220119399
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, inter alia, scaffolds and compounds having the structure: Also provided are compositions containing a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and one or more compounds according to the present disclosure. Further provided are methods for treating or ameliorating the effects of a cancer in a subject, methods for selectively killing a cancer cell, methods of modulating mTORC1/2 signaling activity in a cell, methods of modulating the activity of a Master Regulator for MycN in a subject having MycN-amplified neuroblastoma (MycNAMP NBL), methods of selectively treating or ameliorating effects of a cancer in a subject in need thereof, and platforms and methods for identifying a compound that induces degradation of a cancer-related protein. Also provided are kits comprising a compound or a pharmaceutical composition according to the present disclosure. Methods for treating cancers and methods for modulating MYC Master Regulators using other compounds are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Brent R. Stockwell, Michael Stokes, Andrea Califano, Arie Zask
  • Patent number: 10743871
    Abstract: End effectors with increased clip loading capacity include a housing having a tapered section at a distal end; first and second jaw members protruding distally from the tapered section; a surgical clip feeder arranged within the housing and configured to contain a plurality of surgical clips therein; and a feedbar longitudinally movable between the housing and the plurality of surgical clips, the feedbar having a distal portion engageable with a distal-most surgical clip of the plurality of surgical clips within the tapered section. The plurality of surgical clips is arrangeable within the surgical clip feeder at a non-zero angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the end effector. Actuation of the feedbar engages and advances the distal-most surgical clip out of the surgical clip feeder and into interposition between the first and second jaw members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Scott, Nathan Cummings, Tyler Brehm, Michael Stokes, Disha Labhasetwar, Joshua Young
  • Patent number: 10609946
    Abstract: A system for liquid treatment of items in a container, includes a first conveyor; a second conveyor separated from the first conveyor and at approximately the same elevation as the first conveyor; a tank positioned between the first and the second conveyors, wherein a top opening of the tank is lower in elevation than the first or second conveyors; and a cradle section positioned between the first and second conveyors, wherein the cradle section includes a cradle having a third conveyor at a lower section and a lever connected to the cradle to lift the cradle to an elevation where the third conveyor is approximately at the elevation of the first and second conveyors and to lower the cradle into the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: John Bean Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Stokes
  • Patent number: 10410304
    Abstract: Provisioning of digital asset management is provided. A service such as a management service retrieves digital assets from external resources in response to a search of the external resources. The digital assets are classified to asset categories, which are used to match the digital assets to suggested actions to dispose of the digital assets in case of an incapacitation of the asset owner. The digital assets, the asset categories, suggested trigger events, or the suggested actions are transmitted to an asset manager to prompt the asset manager customize the digital assets, the asset categories, suggested trigger events, or the suggested actions. A workflow is created from the digital assets, the asset categories, the suggested trigger events, and the suggested actions to dispose of the digital assets in case of the incapacitation of the asset owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rajmohan Rajagopalan, Michael Stokes
  • Patent number: 10382528
    Abstract: Digital asset management with disposition actions based on trigger events are provided. A management service transmits actions to an asset manager to prompt the asset manager to customize the actions. The actions include operations to dispose of digital assets of an asset owner based on a detection of a trigger event. The management service detects a customization and/or a selection of a subset of the actions by the asset manager and monitors the digital assets to detect the trigger event. Once the management service detects the trigger event, the management service executes the subset of the actions to dispose of the digital assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rajmohan Rajagopalan, Michael Stokes
  • Publication number: 20190231350
    Abstract: End effectors with increased clip loading capacity include a housing having a tapered section at a distal end; first and second jaw members protruding distally from the tapered section; a surgical clip feeder arranged within the housing and configured to contain a plurality of surgical clips therein; and a feedbar longitudinally movable between the housing and the plurality of surgical clips, the feedbar having a distal portion engageable with a distal-most surgical clip of the plurality of surgical clips within the tapered section. The plurality of surgical clips is arrangeable within the surgical clip feeder at a non-zero angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the end effector. Actuation of the feedbar engages and advances the distal-most surgical clip out of the surgical clip feeder and into interposition between the first and second jaw members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Ethicon, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Scott, Nathan Cummings, Tyler Brehm, Michael Stokes, Disha Labhasetwar, Joshua Young
  • Patent number: 10007714
    Abstract: Ongoing management for pre-planned handling of digital presence is provided. A service such as a management service monitors continuously monitors digital assets of an asset owner hosted at external resources. A change to the digital assets retrieved from the external resources is analyzed in response to a detection of the change. The change is processed to reclassify the digital assets into asset categories. The digital assets and the asset categories are matched to suggested actions and suggested trigger events. The suggested actions include operations to dispose of the digital assets in case of an incapacitation of the asset owner. A notification is transmitted to an asset manager to prompt the asset manager to review the updates to the digital assets, the asset categories, the suggested actions, and the suggested trigger events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rajmohan Rajagopalan, Michael Stokes
  • Publication number: 20180153151
    Abstract: A removably attachable accessory bracket for a cooler, comprising: an upper portion configured with a low profile to fit wholly within a recess located on an upper rim of the cooler; a pin connected to the upper portion configured as an insertable counterpart to a cooler tie down slot located on the upper rim of the cooler; an offset bracket with a tie down slot connected to the upper portion and configured for passing a tie down strap therethrough; and, at least one accessory connected to the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Michael Stokes
  • Patent number: 9980558
    Abstract: A mounting assembly 100 for mounting a roller brush 12 onto a cleaning apparatus includes a mounting flange 102 and an end cap 104 interconnected together by extension springs 176 spanning therebetween. An idle shaft 106 is slidably mounted in the mounting flange 102 by a bearing interface 108. The distal end of the idle shaft 106 is fixed to the end cap 104 so that the springs 176 that urge the end cap 104 into engagement with the mounting flange 102 also bias the idle shaft to extend forwardly of the mounting flange while also permitting the idle shaft to retract to facilitate assembly and disassembly of the roller brush with the mounting assembly 100. The bearing interface 108 is designed to permit the projecting proximal end of the idle shaft to tilt upwardly to facilitate engagement with and disengagement from the roller brush 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: John Bean Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Goetz, Jonathan Michael Stokes
  • Patent number: 9913464
    Abstract: A removably attachable accessory bracket for a cooler, comprising: an upper portion configured with a low profile to fit wholly within a recess located on an upper rim of the cooler; a pin connected to the upper portion configured as an insertable counterpart to a cooler tie down slot located on the upper rim of the cooler; an offset bracket with a tie down slot connected to the upper portion and configured for passing a tie down strap therethrough; and, at least one accessory connected to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Michael Stokes
  • Publication number: 20170303676
    Abstract: A mounting assembly 100 for mounting a roller brush 12 onto a cleaning apparatus includes a mounting flange 102 and an end cap 104 interconnected together by extension springs 176 spanning therebetween. An idle shaft 106 is slidably mounted in the mounting flange 102 by a bearing interface 108. The distal end of the idle shaft 106 is fixed to the end cap 104 so that the springs 176 that urge the end cap 104 into engagement with the mounting flange 102 also bias the idle shaft to extend forwardly of the mounting flange while also permitting the idle shaft to retract to facilitate assembly and disassembly of the roller brush with the mounting assembly 100. The bearing interface 108 is designed to permit the projecting proximal end of the idle shaft to tilt upwardly to facilitate engagement with and disengagement from the roller brush 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: John Bean Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Goetz, Jonathan Michael Stokes
  • Patent number: 9767595
    Abstract: A tile-based graphics processing pipeline 1 comprising a rasteriser 3, a renderer 6, a tile buffer 10, a write out stage 13 and a programmable processing stage 14. The tile buffer 10 stores multiple render targets for a deferred shading operation and the programmable processing stage 14 is operable to, under the control of graphics program instructions, read data from two or more of a set of multiple render targets for a deferred shading operation stored in the tile buffer 10, perform a deferred shading processing operation using the read data, and to write the result of the processing operation to an output render target in the tile buffer 10, or to external memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ARM LIMITED
    Inventors: Jorn Nystad, Andreas Engh-Halstvedt, Sandeep Kakarlapudi, Michael Stokes
  • Publication number: 20160261597
    Abstract: Responsive actions and strategies in online reputation management with reputation shaping are provided. A service, such as a reputation management service, discovers digital assets associated with a reputation owner hosted by external resources. The reputation management service receives a reputation profile configured by a reputation manager. The reputation profile includes suggestions to shape the online reputation of the reputation owner and credentials to accounts of the reputation owner hosted by the external resources. The digital assets and the reputation profile is matched to the suggested actions. The suggested actions is transmitted to the reputation manager to prompt the reputation manager to select and customize the suggested actions. The reputation management service receives a subset of the suggested actions and performs the subset of the suggested actions to shape the online reputation of the reputation owner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Rajmohan Rajagopalan, Michael Stokes, Carolyn Sparling
  • Publication number: 20160259835
    Abstract: Ongoing management for pre-planned handling of digital presence is provided. A service such as a management service monitors continuously monitors digital assets of an asset owner hosted at external resources. A change to the digital assets retrieved from the external resources is analyzed in response to a detection of the change. The change is processed to reclassify the digital assets into asset categories. The digital assets and the asset categories are matched to suggested actions and suggested trigger events. The suggested actions include operations to dispose of the digital assets in case of an incapacitation of the asset owner. A notification is transmitted to an asset manager to prompt the asset manager to review the updates to the digital assets, the asset categories, the suggested actions, and the suggested trigger events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Rajmohan Rajagopalan, Michael Stokes
  • Publication number: 20160261708
    Abstract: Ongoing management of a shaped online reputation is provided. A service such as a reputation management service monitors digital assets of a reputation owner hosted by external resources based on a reputation profile. The reputation profile is configured by a reputation manager. A change to the digital assets is detected. In response, the change and the reputation profile are processed to match suggested actions with operations to shape the online profile. A description of the suggested actions, the reputation profile, and the change are transmitted to the reputation manager to prompt the reputation manager to customize or confirm the reputation profile and the suggested actions. The suggested actions are executed to shape the online reputation in response to a confirmation to the transmission by the reputation manager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Rajmohan Rajagopalan, Michael Stokes, Carolyn Sparling
  • Publication number: 20160261682
    Abstract: Digital asset management with disposition actions based on trigger events are provided. A management service transmits actions to an asset manager to prompt the asset manager to customize the actions. The actions include operations to dispose of digital assets of an asset owner based on a detection of a trigger event. The management service detects a customization and/or a selection of a subset of the actions by the asset manager and monitors the digital assets to detect the trigger event. Once the management service detects the trigger event, the management service executes the subset of the actions to dispose of the digital assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Rajmohan Rajagopalan, Michael Stokes
  • Publication number: 20160261707
    Abstract: Sign-up and provisioning in online reputation management with reputation shaping are provided. A service such as a reputation management service authenticates a reputation manager to allow the reputation manager to configure a reputation profile to shape the online reputation associated with a reputation owner. Digital assets associated with the reputation and hosted by external resources are discovered. The digital assets and the reputation profile are analyzed to match suggested actions with operations to shape the online reputation. The digital assets, the reputation profile, and the suggested actions are transmitted to the reputation manager to prompt the reputation manager to customize the reputation profile and the suggested actions to shape the online reputation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Rajmohan Rajagopalan, Michael Stokes, Carolyn Sparling
  • Publication number: 20160261635
    Abstract: Trigger events and confirmation in digital asset management are provided. A service such as a management service monitors digital assets of an asset owner and content associated with the asset owner hosted at external resources. A trigger event is detected within the content or the digital assets. The trigger event identifies information about an incapacitation of the asset owner. A notification is transmitted to an asset manager to prompt the asset manager to validate an incapacitation of the asset owner associated with the trigger event. In response to a confirmation of the incapacitation, actions are executed to dispose of the digital assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Rajmohan Rajagopalan, Michael Stokes
  • Publication number: 20160260187
    Abstract: Provisioning of digital asset management is provided. A service such as a management service retrieves digital assets from external resources in response to a search of the external resources. The digital assets are classified to asset categories, which are used to match the digital assets to suggested actions to dispose of the digital assets in case of an incapacitation of the asset owner. The digital assets, the asset categories, suggested trigger events, or the suggested actions are transmitted to an asset manager to prompt the asset manager customize the digital assets, the asset categories, suggested trigger events, or the suggested actions. A workflow is created from the digital assets, the asset categories, the suggested trigger events, and the suggested actions to dispose of the digital assets in case of the incapacitation of the asset owner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Rajmohan Rajagopalan, Michael Stokes