Patents by Inventor Michael T. Lee

Michael T. Lee 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: 10466049
    Abstract: A laser level including a control mechanism housing which houses a control mechanism, the control mechanism including at least a top surface and a bottom surface. A protective structure extends from the control mechanism housing configured to protect the control mechanism from impact and including an upper structure which extends from a top surface of the control mechanism housing and a lower structure which extends from a bottom surface of the control mechanism housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin M. Lee, Vincent Cook, Michael T. Matteo, Keith M. Lombardi
  • Patent number: 10467542
    Abstract: An intelligent load control device is provided for operable incorporation in an object. The intelligent load control device includes devices disposed about the object to detect characteristics thereof that are relevant to an object tipping event, a response system, and a processing unit. The response system is configured to take an action to mitigate risks associated with the object tipping event responsive to received control instructions. The processing unit is disposed to be receptive of the detected characteristics from the devices and to issue the control instructions to the response system. The processing unit is configured to dynamically analyze the detected characteristics to determine a likelihood of the object tipping event and to issue the control instructions in accordance with the determined likelihood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clinton W. Erie, Jason S. Lee, Michael J. Macpherson, Ryan T. Paske
  • Publication number: 20190327244
    Abstract: Adaptive security profiles are supported on an electronic device. One or more security profiles may be automatically or selectively applied to the device based on the device's location and one or more geographic zone definitions. The security profiles may be used to determine the level of authentication or number of invalid authentication attempts for a particular feature or application or set of features or applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Michael I. INGRASSIA, JR., Jeffery T. LEE
  • Patent number: 10421821
    Abstract: The present invention provides anti-HtrA1 antibodies (including bispecific anti-HtrA1 anti-Factor D antibodies) and methods of making and using the same, for example, in methods of treating HtrA1-associated disorders, ocular disorders, and/or complement-associated disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Kelley, Daniel K. Kirchhofer, Joyce Lai, Chingwei V. Lee, Wei-Ching Liang, Michael T. Lipari, Kelly M. Loyet, Tao Sai, Menno Van Lookeren Campagne, Yan Wu, Germaine Fuh
  • Patent number: 10421822
    Abstract: The present invention provides anti-HtrA1 antibodies (including bispecific anti-HtrA1 anti-Factor D antibodies) and methods of making and using the same, for example, in methods of treating HtrA1-associated disorders, ocular disorders, and/or complement-associated disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Genetech, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Kelley, Daniel K. Kirchhofer, Joyce Lai, Chingwei V. Lee, Wei-Ching Liang, Michael T. Lipari, Kelly M. Loyet, Tao Sai, Menno Van Lookeren Campagne, Yan Wu, Germaine Fuh
  • Patent number: 10358244
    Abstract: A form, fill and seal machine includes a support frame having an L-shaped track with first and second track portions. A sealing jaw assembly includes first and second guides moveable along the track from a first position, wherein the first and second guides are positioned in the first track portion, to a second position, wherein the first and second guides are positioned in the second track portion. The sealing jaw assembly is rotated 90 degrees as the first and second guides are moved from the first position to the second position. A method of converting a form, fill and seal machine from a first configuration to a second configuration is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TRIANGLE PACKAGE MACHINERY CO.
    Inventors: Michael T. Wolf, Vadim A. Lubezny, Luis F. Torres, Ryan V. Lee, Jeffrey A. Hutsell
  • Publication number: 20190183940
    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: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Charles K.F. Chan, Andrew Stephen Lee, Michael T. Longaker, Irving L. Weissman, Joseph Wu, Divya Nag, Eun Young Seo
  • Patent number: 10118041
    Abstract: Techniques for performing lead functionality tests, e.g., lead impedance tests, for implantable electrical leads are described. In some of the described embodiments, an implantable medical device determines whether a patient is in a target activity state, e.g., an activity state in which lead impedance testing will be unobtrusive, such as when a patient is asleep, or capture information of particular interest, such as when the patient is active, in a particular posture, or changing postures. The implantable medical device performs the lead functionality test based on this determination. Additionally, in some embodiments, the implantable medical device may group a plurality of measurements for a single lead functionality test into a plurality of sessions, and perform the measurement sessions interleaved with delivery of therapeutic stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Goetz, Nathan A. Torgerson, Michael T. Lee
  • Patent number: 9259587
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to techniques for shifting between two electrode combinations. An amplitude of a first electrode combination is incrementally decreased while an amplitude of a second, or subsequent, electrode combination is concurrently incrementally increased. Alternatively, an amplitude of the first electrode combination is maintained at a target amplitude level while the amplitude of the second electrode combination is incrementally increased. The stimulation pulses of the electrode combinations are delivered to the patient interleaved in time. In this manner, the invention provides for a smooth, gradual shift from a first electrode combination to a second electrode combination, allowing the patient to maintain a continual perception of stimulation. The shifting techniques described herein may be used during programming to shift between different electrode combinations to find an efficacious electrode combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Goetz, Andrew H. Houchins, Jeffrey T. Keacher, Gary W. King, Kenneth T. Heruth, Roy L. Testerman, Michael T. Lee, Nathan A. Torgerson, Joseph J. Nolan
  • Patent number: 9186517
    Abstract: A programmer allows a clinician to identify combinations of electrodes from within an electrode set implanted in a patient that enable delivery of desirable neurostimulation therapy by an implantable medical device. The programmer executes an electrode combination search algorithm to select combinations of electrodes to test in a non-random order. According to algorithms consistent with the invention, the programmer may first identify a position of a first cathode for subsequent combinations, and then select electrodes from the set to test with the first cathode as anodes or additional cathodes based on the proximity of the electrodes to the first cathode. The programmer may store information for each combination tested, and the information may facilitate the identification of desirable electrode combinations by the clinician. The clinician may create neurostimulation therapy programs that include identified desirable program combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Lee, Steven M. Goetz, Nathan A. Torgerson
  • Patent number: 8843203
    Abstract: An implantable medical device delivers neurostimulation therapy to a patient according to a parameter set. A parameter set may consist of a number of programs that are delivered substantially simultaneously. When programming the implantable medical device for the patient, a clinician programmer may maintain a session log for the patient that includes a listing of programs delivered to the patient and rating information provided by a clinician and the patient for programs of the list. The listing may be ordered according to the rating information in order to facilitate the selection of programs for a parameter set. A program library that may include particularly effective programs organized according to a directory structure may be stored in a memory. One or both of the implantable medical device and a patient programmer may store usage information that provides an objective assessment of therapy use by the patient, and allows a clinician to later improve the therapy based on the usage information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Lee, Daniel K. Vinup, Steven M. Goetz
  • Patent number: 8751007
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to techniques for shifting between two electrode combinations. An amplitude of a first electrode combination is incrementally decreased while an amplitude of a second, or subsequent, electrode combination is concurrently incrementally increased. Alternatively, an amplitude of the first electrode combination is maintained at a target amplitude level while the amplitude of the second electrode combination is incrementally increased. The stimulation pulses of the electrode combinations are delivered to the patient interleaved in time. In this manner, the invention provides for a smooth, gradual shift from a first electrode combination to a second electrode combination, allowing the patient to maintain a continual perception of stimulation. The shifting techniques described herein may be used during programming to shift between different electrode combinations to find an efficacious electrode combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Goetz, Andrew H. Houchins, Jeffrey T. Keacher, Gary W. King, Kenneth T. Heruth, Roy L. Testerman, Michael T. Lee, Nathan A. Torgerson, Joseph J. Nolan
  • Patent number: 8738145
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to techniques for shifting between two electrode combinations. An amplitude of a first electrode combination is incrementally decreased while an amplitude of a second, or subsequent, electrode combination is concurrently incrementally increased. Alternatively, an amplitude of the first electrode combination is maintained at a target amplitude level while the amplitude of the second electrode combination is incrementally increased. The stimulation pulses of the electrode combinations are delivered to the patient interleaved in time. In this manner, the invention provides for a smooth, gradual shift from a first electrode combination to a second electrode combination, allowing the patient to maintain a continual perception of stimulation. The shifting techniques described herein may be used during programming to shift between different electrode combinations to find an efficacious electrode combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Goetz, Andrew H. Houchins, Jeffrey T. Keacher, Gary W. King, Kenneth T. Heruth, Roy L. Testerman, Michael T. Lee, Nathan A. Torgerson, Joseph J. Nolan
  • Patent number: 8694115
    Abstract: A programming device used to program delivery of therapy to a patient by a medical device, such as an implantable neurostimulator or pump, maintains or accesses a programming history for the patient. The programming history may take the form of a record of programs, e.g., combinations of therapy parameters, tested during one or more prior programming sessions. The programming device may analyze, or otherwise use the programming history to provide guidance information to a user, such as a clinician, which may assist the user in more quickly identifying one or more desirable programs during a current programming session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Goetz, Michael T. Lee
  • Patent number: 8649872
    Abstract: A programmer allows a clinician to identify combinations of electrodes from within an electrode set implanted in a patient that enable delivery of desirable neurostimulation therapy by an implantable medical device. The programmer executes an electrode combination search algorithm to select combinations of electrodes to test in a non-random order. According to algorithms consistent with the invention, the programmer may first identify a position of a first cathode for subsequent combinations, and then select electrodes from the set to test with the first cathode as anodes or additional cathodes based on the proximity of the electrodes to the first cathode. The programmer may store information for each combination tested, and the information may facilitate the identification of desirable electrode combinations by the clinician. The clinician may create neurostimulation therapy programs that include identified desirable program combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Lee, Steven M. Goetz, Nathan A. Torgerson
  • Patent number: 8355783
    Abstract: Techniques for performing lead functionality tests, e.g., lead impedance tests, for implantable electrical leads are described. In some of the described embodiments, an implantable medical device determines whether a patient is in a target activity state, e.g., an activity state in which lead impedance testing will be unobtrusive, such as when a patient is asleep, or capture information of particular interest, such as when the patient is active, in a particular posture, or changing postures. The implantable medical device performs the lead functionality test based on this determination. Additionally, in some embodiments, the implantable medical device may group a plurality of measurements for a single lead functionality test into a plurality of sessions, and perform the measurement sessions interleaved with delivery of therapeutic stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Goetz, Nathan A. Torgerson, Michael T. Lee
  • Patent number: 8155749
    Abstract: An implantable medical device delivers neurostimulation therapy to a patient according to a parameter set, which may consist of a number of programs that are delivered substantially simultaneously. When programming the implantable medical device for the patient, a clinician programmer may maintain a session log that includes a listing of programs delivered to the patient and rating information provided by a clinician and the patient for programs of the list. The listing may be ordered according to the rating information in order to facilitate the selection of programs for a parameter set. A program library that may include particularly effective programs may be stored in a memory. One or both of the implantable medical device and a patient programmer may store usage information that provides an objective and accurate record of therapy use by the patient, and allows a clinician to later improve the therapy based on the usage information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Lee, Daniel K. Vinup, Steven M. Goetz
  • Publication number: 20120078325
    Abstract: A programmer allows a clinician to identify combinations of electrodes from within an electrode set implanted in a patient that enable delivery of desirable neurostimulation therapy by an implantable medical device. The programmer executes an electrode combination search algorithm to select combinations of electrodes to test in a non-random order. According to algorithms consistent with the invention, the programmer may first identify a position of a first cathode for subsequent combinations, and then select electrodes from the set to test with the first cathode as anodes or additional cathodes based on the proximity of the electrodes to the first cathode. The programmer may store information for each combination tested, and the information may facilitate the identification of desirable electrode combinations by the clinician. The clinician may create neurostimulation therapy programs that include identified desirable program combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Lee, Steven M. Goetz, Nathan A. Torgerson
  • Publication number: 20120022614
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to techniques for shifting between two electrode combinations. An amplitude of a first electrode combination is incrementally decreased while an amplitude of a second, or subsequent, electrode combination is concurrently incrementally increased. Alternatively, an amplitude of the first electrode combination is maintained at a target amplitude level while the amplitude of the second electrode combination is incrementally increased. The stimulation pulses of the electrode combinations are delivered to the patient interleaved in time. In this manner, the invention provides for a smooth, gradual shift from a first electrode combination to a second electrode combination, allowing the patient to maintain a continual perception of stimulation. The shifting techniques described herein may be used during programming to shift between different electrode combinations to find an efficacious electrode combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Steven M. Goetz, Andrew H. Houchins, Jeffrey T. Keacher, Gary W. King, Kenneth T. Heruth, Roy L. Testerman, Michael T. Lee, Nathan A. Torgerson, Joseph J. Nolan
  • Publication number: 20120022615
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to techniques for shifting between two electrode combinations. An amplitude of a first electrode combination is incrementally decreased while an amplitude of a second, or subsequent, electrode combination is concurrently incrementally increased. Alternatively, an amplitude of the first electrode combination is maintained at a target amplitude level while the amplitude of the second electrode combination is incrementally increased. The stimulation pulses of the electrode combinations are delivered to the patient interleaved in time. In this manner, the invention provides for a smooth, gradual shift from a first electrode combination to a second electrode combination, allowing the patient to maintain a continual perception of stimulation. The shifting techniques described herein may be used during programming to shift between different electrode combinations to find an efficacious electrode combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Steven M. Goetz, Andrew H. Houchins, Jeffrey T. Keacher, Gary W. King, Kenneth T. Heruth, Roy L. Testerman, Michael T. Lee, Nathan A. Torgerson, Joseph J. Nolan