Patents by Inventor Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney 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: 10810498
    Abstract: A system and method for automating proactive communication. The information for the desired contacts may be accepted from a user. A selection of contact communication frequency preferences may be received from a user. An automatic communication to one of the desired contacts may be initiated. The user may be allowed to cancel the automatic communication, in response to receiving a notification that the communication is about to begin. A response indicative of the communication status may be received. Rules and preferences may be optimized based upon the received response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Stafford, Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, Kelsyn D. S. Rooks
  • Patent number: 10049798
    Abstract: A magnet is disclosed. The magnet includes a plurality of layers such that a first layer includes a ferromagnetic material comprising iron and a rare earth element; and a second layer includes an alkaline earth metal fluoride and a rare earth oxide. A method of preparing a magnet and an article including the magnet are disclosed. The method includes disposing a first layer including a ferromagnetic material and disposing a second layer over the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Sean Michael Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9734690
    Abstract: Devices and methods of using a personal emergency reporting system device is described. The personal emergency reporting system (PERS) device wakes up based on timing, manual activation or an accelerometer in the PERS device detecting an abnormal condition. The PERS device measures the orientation and correlate and sends statistics to a console. The PERS device determines whether a predetermined threshold has been met to determine whether a fall event has occurred or whether to enter a more active monitoring state. The PERS device also determines whether it is appropriate to transmit an alarm to a central monitoring station via the console and transmits the alarm if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Nortek Security & Controls LLC
    Inventors: James J Haflinger, Jeffrey Michael Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9641620
    Abstract: A system and method of using a combination of portable devices including wearable devices and tags and fixed devices including plug-in readers that are able to communicate using a short range wireless technology is described. The environment in which the fixed devices are disposed include residential, vehicle and commercial/work areas. The environment is able to detect the presence and absence of particular portable devices, determine whether personalized triggers exist and act accordingly based on information stored in a server or cloud-based storage. The actions in the environment include security, environmental controls, and alert transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Nortek Security & Control LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, James J Haflinger
  • Publication number: 20160337514
    Abstract: A system and method for automating proactive communication. The information for the desired contacts may be accepted from a user. A selection of contact communication frequency preferences may be received from a user. An automatic communication to one of the desired contacts may be initiated. The user may be allowed to cancel the automatic communication, in response to receiving a notification that the communication is about to begin. A response indicative of the communication status may be received. Rules and preferences may be optimized based upon the received response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jeff Stafford, Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, Kelsyn D. S. Rooks
  • Patent number: 9495761
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, and software for environment mapping with automatic motion model selection. One embodiment in the form of a method includes receiving a video frame captured by a camera device into memory and estimating a type of motion from a previously received video frame held in memory to the received video frame. When the type of motion is the same as motion type of a current keyframe group held in memory, the method includes adding the received video frame to the current keyframe group. Conversely, when the type of motion is not the same motion type of the current keyframe group held in memory, the method includes creating a new keyframe group in memory and adding the received video frame to the new keyframe group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Steffen Gauglitz, Christopher Michael Sweeney, Jonathan Daniel Ventura, Matthew Alan Turk, Tobias Höllerer
  • Patent number: 9484739
    Abstract: A protection device is provided that exhibits a turn on time of order of one nanosecond or less. Such a device provides enhanced protection for integrated circuits against electrostatic discharge events. This in turn reduces the risk of device failure in use. The protection device can include a bipolar transistor structure connected between a node to be protected and a discharge path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL
    Inventors: Edward John Coyne, John Twomey, Seamus P. Whiston, David J. Clarke, Donal P. McAuliffe, William Allan Lane, Stephen Denis Heffernan, Brian A. Moane, Brian Michael Sweeney, Patrick Martin McGuinness
  • Publication number: 20160308971
    Abstract: A system and method of using a combination of portable devices including wearable devices and tags and fixed devices including plug-in readers that are able to communicate using a short range wireless technology is described. The environment in which the fixed devices are disposed include residential, vehicle and commercial/work areas. The environment is able to detect the presence and absence of particular portable devices, determine whether personalized triggers exist and act accordingly based on information stored in a server or cloud-based storage. The actions in the environment include security, environmental controls, and alert transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, James J. Haflinger
  • Publication number: 20160307427
    Abstract: Devices and methods of using a personal emergency reporting system device is described. The personal emergency reporting system (PERS) device wakes up based on timing, manual activation or an accelerometer in the PERS device detecting an abnormal condition. The PERS device measures the orientation and correlate and sends statistics to a console. The PERS device determines whether a predetermined threshold has been met to determine whether a fall event has occurred or whether to enter a more active monitoring state. The PERS device also determines whether it is appropriate to transmit an alarm to a central monitoring station via the console and transmits the alarm if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: James J. Haflinger, Jeffrey Michael Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9418369
    Abstract: A system and method for automating proactive communication. The information for the desired contacts may be accepted from a user. A selection of contact communication frequency preferences may be received from a user. An automatic communication to one of the desired contacts may be initiated. The user may be allowed to cancel the automatic communication, in response to receiving a notification that the communication is about to begin. A response indicative of the communication status may be received. Rules and preferences may be optimized based upon the received response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Stafford, Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, Kelsyn D. S. Rooks
  • Publication number: 20160094026
    Abstract: A protection device is provided that exhibits a turn on time of order of one nanosecond or less. Such a device provides enhanced protection for integrated circuits against electrostatic discharge events. This in turn reduces the risk of device failure in use. The protection device can include a bipolar transistor structure connected between a node to be protected and a discharge path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Edward John Coyne, John Twomey, Seamus P. Whiston, David J. Clarke, Donal P. McAuliffe, William Allan Lane, Stephen Denis Heffernan, Brian A. Moane, Brian Michael Sweeney, Patrick Martin McGuinness
  • Patent number: 9215330
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to a system, method, and apparatus for signaling a weather condition. In one embodiment, the system may include an optical network terminal. The optical network terminal may include a communication port adapted to be coupled to a fiber optic cable. The communication port may be further adapted to receive data that indicates a weather condition via the fiber optic cable. The optical network terminal may also include an output unit, in communication with the communication port, adapted to send a signal in response to the communication port receiving the data that indicates the weather condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Kendra Dwyer, Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, Kelsyn Donel Rooks, Mark L. Wilmoth, Shekhar Gupta
  • Publication number: 20150294772
    Abstract: A magnet is disclosed. The magnet includes a plurality of layers such that a first layer includes a ferromagnetic material comprising iron and a rare earth element; and a second layer includes an alkaline earth metal fluoride and a rare earth oxide. A method of preparing a magnet and an article including the magnet are disclosed. The method includes disposing a first layer including a ferromagnetic material and disposing a second layer over the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventor: Sean Michael Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9147524
    Abstract: A magnet is disclosed. The magnet includes a plurality of layers such that a first layer includes a ferromagnetic material comprising iron and a rare earth element; and a second layer includes an alkaline earth metal fluoride and a rare earth oxide. A method of preparing a magnet and an article including the magnet are disclosed. The method includes disposing a first layer including a ferromagnetic material and disposing a second layer over the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Sean Michael Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20150125045
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, and software for environment mapping with automatic motion model selection. One embodiment in the form of a method includes receiving a video frame captured by a camera device into memory and estimating a type of motion from a previously received video frame held in memory to the received video frame. When the type of motion is the same as motion type of a current keyframe group held in memory, the method includes adding the received video frame to the current keyframe group. Conversely, when the type of motion is not the same motion type of the current keyframe group held in memory, the method includes creating a new keyframe group in memory and adding the received video frame to the new keyframe group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Steffen Gauglitz, Christopher Michael Sweeney, Jonathan Daniel Ventura, Matthew Alan Turk, Tobias Höllerer
  • Publication number: 20150095085
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for dealer network visualization. A method may include receiving a user identifier associated with a user and accessing vehicle transaction history associated with the user identifier. The method may also include determining, based at least in part on the vehicle transaction history, one or more vehicle transactions associated with the user identifier. Furthermore, the method may include identifying one or more dealers associated with the one or more vehicle transactions. The method may also include generating a network visualization indicating respective dealer connections between the user and the one or more dealers and displaying the network visualization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Sweeney, Paul David Sims
  • Publication number: 20140272164
    Abstract: The present application provides for coaters, and methods of using coaters, configured to coat tubes, rods or like members. The coaters may include a coating reservoir configured to apply a coating to the exterior surface of such members. The coating reservoir may include at least one void, first and second ends with first and second apertures, respectively, in communication with the at least one void, at least one port in communication with the at least one void, and coating delivery material positioned within the at least one void. The first aperture, second aperture, and coating delivery material may define a coating passageway through the coating reservoir. An engagement portion of the coating delivery material may define the narrowest portion of the coating pathway and be effective in supporting and coating the exterior surface of a member as the member passes, or is passed, through the coating passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin MCEVOY, Sean Michael SWEENEY, Ambarish KULKARNI
  • Publication number: 20140220182
    Abstract: This invention relates to a cold infusion process for fortifying coffee beans with one or more vitamin, non-vitamin, mineral, non-mineral, botanical, hormone, herb, neutraceutical, lipid, carbohydrate, amino acid, acid, salt, prebiotic, or probiotic functional additives. This invention also discloses an infused coffee bean produced by the process of infusing the coffee bean at a temperature of less than about 120° F. with a solution comprising water, a bridge initiator for acid salt bias, fortifying agent(s), and an acid in a quantity sufficient to reach a pH of about 3.65. Further, this invention provides a method for the infusion of a coffee bean with at least one fortifying agent at approximately room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Voyava Republic LLC
    Inventor: Michael Sweeney
  • Patent number: 8734885
    Abstract: This invention relates to a cold infusion process for fortifying coffee beans with one or more vitamin, non-vitamin, mineral, non-mineral, botanical, hormone, herb, neutraceutical, lipid, carbohydrate, amino acid, acid, salt, prebiotic, or probiotic functional additives. This invention also discloses an infused coffee bean produced by the process of infusing the coffee bean at a temperature of less than about 120° F. with a solution comprising water, a bridge initiator for acid salt bias, fortifying agent(s), and an acid in a quantity sufficient to reach a pH of about 3.65. Further, this invention provides a method for the infusion of a coffee bean with at least one fortifying agent at approximately room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Voyava Republic LLC
    Inventor: Michael Sweeney
  • Patent number: 8610576
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking a person at a facility to enable communications. A presence of the person is detected at a location at the facility. Communications intended for the person are associated with the location. The communications are routed to the person at that location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Michael Clayton Robinson