Patents by Inventor Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan 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: 20210121635
    Abstract: An assembly for a container to be filled with a pharmaceutical drug is provided. The assembly includes a first component and a second component. The first component has at least one electronic device fully embedded therein, a first end provided with a first engagement feature and an opposing second end. The second component has a second engagement feature configured to engage the first engagement feature of the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Kerry DRAKE, Patrick DOWLING, Michael SULLIVAN, Jason KRIZAN
  • Publication number: 20210112987
    Abstract: A folding chair can include a seat pan being formed by a pair of seat bars. The seat pan can be tensioned by a pair of vertical legs. The chair can also include a backrest formed by a pair of diagonally extending backrest bars, a front frame formed by a pair of cross bars, a rear frame formed by rear cross bars, and a pair of armrests. The vertical legs can each be provided with a lower leg and an upper leg. The inner leg can be configured to telescope out of the outer leg and at least one of the vertical legs can be provided with a latch for locking the outer leg to the inner leg. The latch can include a trigger and a projection can be configured to rotate the projection out of a slot formed in the inner leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew J. Winterhalter, Michael Cieszko, Evan Goldberg, Derek Sullivan, Donald Edward Desroches
  • Publication number: 20210108905
    Abstract: A projectile, that can be tracked by optical means, is fitted with a special tracer incorporated into the projectile's trailing edge. The rearward facing special tracer is incorporated into a metal disk which is crimped to the projectile's metal jacket. The special tracer includes micro-prismatic features that reflect light at the incidence angle. Alternatively, the disk incorporates a fluorescent dye that is responsive to a laser emission. External emitted radiation is reflected or re-emitted from the trailing edge of the projectile, allowing for an external electro-optic tracking device to identify the position of the projectile in flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin Michael Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20210044711
    Abstract: A system is provided for processing documents. In particular, the system is incorporates a feeder for feeding documents to a device for further processing of the documents. For instance, the system finds particular application in the field of document imaging in which a variety of documents of varying sizes and orientation are to be fed to an imaging system, such as a document scanner. The system may provide an input mechanism for easily identifying a characteristic of one of the documents and the system may include features for handling packets of documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Sullivan, John Allen, David Helmlinger, Robert DeWitt, Michael York, Robert Esche, Kerry D. O'Mara, Gary Miller
  • Publication number: 20210004235
    Abstract: A thread execution method in a processor includes executing original instructions of a first thread in a first execution lane of the processor, and interleaving execution of duplicated instructions of the first thread with execution of original instructions of a second thread in a second execution lane of the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Siva Kumar Sastry Hari, Michael Sullivan, Timothy Tsai, Stephen W. Keckler
  • Patent number: 10855864
    Abstract: A system is provided for processing documents. In particular, the system is incorporates a feeder for feeding documents to a device for further processing of the documents. For instance, the system finds particular application in the field of document imaging in which a variety of documents of varying sizes and orientation are to be fed to an imaging system, such as a document scanner. The system may provide an input mechanism for easily identifying a characteristic of one of the documents and the system may include features for handling packets of documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: OPEX Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Sullivan, John Allen, David Helmlinger, Robert DeWitt, Michael York, Robert Esche, Kerry D. O'Mara, Gary Miller
  • Patent number: 10817289
    Abstract: Software-only and software-hardware optimizations to reduce the overhead of intra-thread instruction duplication on a GPU or other instruction processor are disclosed. The optimizations trade off error containment for performance and include ISA extensions with limited hardware changes and area costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Siva Hari, Michael Sullivan, Timothy Tsai, Stephen W. Keckler, Abdulrahman Mahmoud
  • Publication number: 20200318525
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-cooled internal combustion engine comprising an engine block, which includes a plurality of cylinders, and cylinder heads closing the cylinders, wherein each cylinder is surrounded by a respective cooling liner and each cylinder head has provided therein at least one separate cooling chamber connected to the cooling liner of the associated cylinder via at least one transition channel, wherein the transition channels of at least two cylinders are interconnected via a pressure compensation chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Domenico PALMISANI, Raghavendra HEDGE, Zhi Li, Michael SULLIVAN
  • Publication number: 20200293395
    Abstract: Often there are errors when reading data from computer memory. To detect and correct these errors, there are multiple types of error correction codes. Disclosed is an error correction architecture that creates a codeword having a data portion and an error correction code portion. Swizzling rearranges the order of bits and distributes the bits among different codewords. Because the data is redistributed, a potential memory error of up to N contiguous bits, where N for example equals 2 times the number of codewords swizzled together, only affects up to, at most, two bits per swizzled codeword. This keeps the error within the error detecting capabilities of the error correction architecture. Furthermore, this can allow improved error correction and detection without requiring a change to error correcting code generators and checkers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Mills, Michael Sullivan, Nirmal Saxena, John Brooks
  • Publication number: 20200210276
    Abstract: An error reporting system utilizes a parity checker to receive data results from execution of an original instruction and a parity bit for the data. A decoder receives an error correcting code (ECC) for data resulting from execution of a shadow instruction of the original instruction, and data error correction is initiated on the original instruction result on condition of a mismatch between the parity bit and the original instruction result, and the decoder asserting a correctable error in the original instruction result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Sullivan, Siva Hari, Brian Zimmer, Timothy Tsai, Stephen W. Keckler
  • Publication number: 20200173899
    Abstract: A system for sensing the volume and/or viscosity of a slurry (e.g., like concrete) contained in a rotating container or drum, having a sensor and a signal processor. The sensor is configured to attach inside a rotating container or drum having a known geometry, sense angular positions of the sensor and also sense associated entry and exit points when the sensor enters and exits the slurry, including concrete, contained in the rotating container or drum, and provide signaling containing information about the angular positions and the associated entry and exit points. The signal processor receives the signaling, and determines corresponding signaling containing information about a volumetric amount, or a viscosity, or both, of the slurry in the rotating container or drum, based upon the signaling received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: John BIESAK, Douglas H. LOOSE, James Michael SULLIVAN, Paul DOLAN, Michael A. DAVIS, David Vincent NEWTON, Charles WINSTON
  • Publication number: 20200167850
    Abstract: A system and method for distribution of customized orders includes a display and an item pickup platform. The item pickup platform is configured to be disposed on a service counter and includes a plurality of item pickup positions, each item pickup position configured to accept one or more prepared items for pickup by a customer. An associated scanner scans the labels of prepared items, and the display identifies the associated pickup positions on the item pickup platform for customers to retrieve prepared items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Lee Michael SULLIVAN, Joseph CONTRERAS, Daniel BALLESTEROS
  • Publication number: 20200166310
    Abstract: A system for tracking projectiles in flight and correcting the aim of a firearm or cannon. The system allows for the observation and recording of the ballistic path of projectiles which are coated with a fluorescent die or affixed with retro-reflectors. Laser emitted radiation, preferably strobed, forms a cone of light that intersects with ballistic path of the projectile. It is possible to measure the drift and drop of an illuminated projectile at time or distance intervals. Marksman, snipers or spotters may use the system to adjust the placement of subsequent shots. An automated system may use optical detectors to measure the reflected light beam and may be coupled with a regressive algorithm to produce improved fire control solutions. Such automated systems use the measured projectiles to calculate the influence of wind on the projectile and allow for the measurement and registration of other occasion to occasion errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventor: KEVIN MICHAEL SULLIVAN
  • Patent number: 10662857
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid-cooled internal combustion engine comprising an engine block, which includes a plurality of cylinders, and cylinder heads closing the cylinders, wherein each cylinder is surrounded by a respective cooling liner and each cylinder head has provided therein at least one separate cooling chamber connected to the cooling liner of the associated cylinder via at least one transition channel, wherein the transition channels of at least two cylinders are interconnected via a pressure compensation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Liebherr Machines Bulle SA, Deere & Company
    Inventors: Domenico Palmisani, Raghavendra Hedge, Zhi Li, Michael Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10648775
    Abstract: A system for correcting the aim of a weapon which is operative to launch a projectile from a barrel on a ballistic path toward a target. A rear surface of the projectile is coated with a fluorescent dye that re-emits radiation when excited by laser radiation. The system includes a source of laser radiation (strobe) pulses that form a cone of light intersecting the ballistic path of the projectile. The strobe pulses are emitted at predetermined times (T1, T2, T3, . . . Tn) following firing of the projectile (at time T0). An optical detector receives the radiation re-emitted by a the fluorescent dye at the rear of the projectile at times (T1z, T2z, T3z, . . . Tnz) producing measurable location signals allowing the system to measure the vertical and lateral positions of the projectile at said times, where “z” is a re-emission delay and T1z, T2z, T3z, . . . Tnz are the respective times T1, T2, T3, . . . Tn each delayed by amount z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Nostromo Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Michael Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20200141697
    Abstract: The method and apparatus for a remote weapon station or incorporated into manually-aimed weapons. The methodology requires use of a muzzle velocity sensor that refines the aiming of the second and subsequent fires or volleys fired from weapon systems. When firing the first volley a weapon uses an estimated velocity and, at firing, the muzzle velocity of a projectile is measured. When firing the second volley a weapon's fire control calculates an aiming point using the measured velocity of the first volley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventor: KEVIN MICHAEL SULLIVAN
  • Patent number: 10621022
    Abstract: A family of software-hardware cooperative mechanisms to accelerate intra-thread duplication leverage the register file error detection hardware to implicitly check the data from duplicate instructions, avoiding the overheads of instruction checking and enforcing low-latency error detection with strict error containment guarantees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Sullivan, Siva Hari, Brian Zimmer, Timothy Tsai, Stephen W Keckler
  • Patent number: 10565760
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an augmented reality image includes a kiosk and mobile computing device executing an application for interacting with the kiosk. The kiosk switches from a first set of images to a second set of image when the mobile computing device is proximate to the kiosk. A user selects one of the second set of images and the mobile computing device receives an augmented reality image according to the user selection. The mobile computing device combines the augmented reality image with a live image from a camera of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Michael Sullivan, Bill Melo
  • Publication number: 20200034819
    Abstract: A method and system for transferring media on demand to a mobile computing device of a consumer is presented. A sensor in a kiosk identifies a consumer by facial recognition algorithms or identification of the mobile computing device of the consumer. An interactive display presents media that is available for download by the consumer based at least in part on the identity of the consumer. The consumer touches their mobile computing device to a short range communications interface on the kiosk which transfers the media to the mobile computing device. The media can be streamed to the kiosk from a remote content server across a network. The kiosk can process the consumer payment for the downloaded media by sending payment transactions to a payment network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: William MELO, Lee Michael SULLIVAN, Ryan BATTAGLIA, Candice HAGA, Timothy SANDBERG
  • Publication number: 20190388750
    Abstract: An improvement to a disc golf basket target or goal, the improvement comprising the construction of the target or goal with a plurality of interconnected horizontal chains perimetrally latched onto each vertical chain. The two categories of chains are linked together at regular, symmetrical intervals so as to form, in the preferred embodiment, an essentially cylindrically-shaped assembly of chains, being referred to as a “basket target.” The basket target and its interconnected receiving grill are concentrically positioned along a vertically-oriented pole. A plurality of connector rings provide, regularly-spaced connections of junctions of the vertical and horizontal chains, so as provide a uniformly increasing resistance as a tossed disc initially strikes and begins penetrating some part of the assembly of chains in the basket target. In this manner, a tossed disc or other object is more readily prevented from traveling through the entirety of the interior of the target or goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Sullivan