Patents by Inventor Michael Timmons

Michael Timmons 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: 20220402801
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method of cold-forming a glass article are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the method includes bending a glass sheet over the chuck such that a first major surface of the glass sheets conforms to a bending surface of the chuck. In one or more embodiments, the method includes adhering a frame to the second major surface of the glass sheet such that at least one spacer is positioned between the glass sheet and the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Benjamin, Jeffrey John Domey, Peter Knowles, Khaled Layouni, Christopher Mark Schweiger, Christopher Lee Timmons, Arlin Lee Weikel
  • Patent number: 11503116
    Abstract: A method and apparatus form and/or define a network topology in a Layer 3 network with a plurality of nodes, where each node has at least one interface. To that end, the method defines a plurality of neighborhoods, and assigns at least one interface of each node to at least one of the neighborhoods. The method also assigns a communication role to each interface so that each communication role is effective relative to one of the plurality of neighborhoods. The method then enables communication between the interfaces of the plurality of nodes as a function of the neighborhoods and the communication roles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Hadriel S. Kaplan, Robert Penfield, Patrick J. MeLampy
  • Patent number: 11496390
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for routing a plurality of session packets across a network toward a destination modifies each packet to include a sequence number that is different from the sequence number of other packets in the plurality of packets. Accordingly, at this point, each of the plurality of packets is transformed into a corresponding plurality of processed packets. The method also duplicates the plurality of processed packets to produce a corresponding plurality of duplicated packets. Next, the method forwards the plurality of processed packets toward the destination using a first stateful path through the network, and correspondingly forwards the plurality of duplicated packets toward the destination using a second stateful path through the network. In preferred embodiments, the first stateful path is different from the second stateful path. For example, the two paths may be entirely distinct in that they share no common intermediary elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah V. Jaffer, Michael Baj, Patrick Timmons, Patrick J. MeLampy
  • Patent number: 11451464
    Abstract: A routing system for implementing a service and topology exchange protocol (STEP) comprises a primary STEP server configured to maintain a STEP repository and a plurality of routers, each router including a STEP client in communication with the primary STEP server. The STEP client of each router is configured to transmit, using the service and topology exchange protocol, service and topology state information for at least one route or service available through the router to the primary STEP server for storage in the STEP repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: 128 Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hadriel S. Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick MeLampy
  • Publication number: 20220286387
    Abstract: A routing system for routing packets for a route or service comprises a plurality of routers including a source router, wherein the source router is configured to receive, using a service and topology exchange protocol, service and topology state information from a STEP repository for at least one other router based on configured relationships between routers; determine a first path to a destination for a route or service based on the service and topology state information, the first path including an ordered list of successive routers to receive a packet associated with the route or service starting with a first successive router and ending with a destination router; and transmit a packet toward the first successive router with first metadata including a list of at least one remaining router of the ordered list of routers to receive the packet associated with the route or service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Hadriel S. Kaplan, Abilash Menon, Patrick Timmons, Michael Baj, Robert Penfield, Patrick J. MeLampy
  • Publication number: 20210259290
    Abstract: Provided are food products that have structures, textures, and other properties comparable to those of animal meat, and that may therefore serve as substitutes for animal meat. Also provided are processes for production of such ground meat-like food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Dariush Ajami, David Anderson, Jesse Dill, Timothy Geistlinger, Kenny Mayoral, Huu Ba Ngo, Thomas Noriega, Deya Suarez-Trujillo, Michael Timmons, Troy Walton, Daniel Ryan
  • Publication number: 20190037893
    Abstract: Provided are food products that have structures, textures, and other properties comparable to those of animal meat, and that may therefore serve as substitutes for animal meat. Also provided are processes for production of such ground meat-like food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Dariush Ajami, David Anderson, Jesse Dill, Timothy Geistlinger, Kenny Mayoral, Huu Ba Ngo, Thomas Noriega, Deya Suarez-Trujillo, Michael Timmons, Troy Walton, Daniel Angus Ryan
  • Publication number: 20180310599
    Abstract: Provided are food products that have structures, textures, and other properties comparable to those of animal meat, and that may therefore serve as substitutes for animal meat. Also provided are processes for production of such ground meat-like food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Dariush Ajami, David Anderson, Jesse Dill, Timothy Geistlinger, Kenny Mayoral, Huu Ba Ngo, Thomas Noriega, Daya Suarez-Trujillo, Michael Timmons, Troy Walton, Daniel Angus Ryan
  • Publication number: 20170105438
    Abstract: Provided are food products that have structures, textures, and other properties comparable to those of animal meat, and that may therefore serve as substitutes for animal meat. Also provided are processes for production of such ground meat-like food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Dariush Ajami, David Anderson, Jesse Dill, Timothy Geistlinger, Kenny Mayoral, Huu Ba Ngo, Thomas Noriega, Daniel Angus Ryan, Deya Suarez-Trujillo, Michael Timmons, Troy Walton
  • Patent number: 9368671
    Abstract: A method of fabricating on a semiconductor substrate bifacial tandem solar cells with semiconductor subcells having a lower bandgap than the substrate bandgap on one side of the substrate and with subcells having a higher bandgap than the substrate on the other including, first, growing a lower bandgap subcell on one substrate side that uses only the same periodic table group V material in the dislocation-reducing grading layers and bottom subcells as is present in the substrate and after the initial growth is complete and then flipping the substrate and growing the higher bandgap subcells on the opposite substrate side which can be of different group V material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: MASIMO SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Steven J. Wojtczuk, Philip T. Chiu, Xuebing Zhang, Edward Gagnon, Michael Timmons
  • Publication number: 20150099324
    Abstract: A method of fabricating on a semiconductor substrate bifacial tandem solar cells with semiconductor subcells having a lower bandgap than the substrate bandgap on one side of the substrate and with subcells having a higher bandgap than the substrate on the other including, first, growing a lower bandgap subcell on one substrate side that uses only the same periodic table group V material in the dislocation-reducing grading layers and bottom subcells as is present in the substrate and after the initial growth is complete and then flipping the substrate and growing the higher bandgap subcells on the opposite substrate side which can be of different group V material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Steven J. Wojtczuk, Philip T. Chiu, Xuebing Zhang, Edward Gagnon, Michael Timmons
  • Patent number: 8914447
    Abstract: A flexible, extensible, and dynamically configurable Advanced IP Messaging Server (AIMS) facility that among other things may leverage various pools of data—including for example routing data, location and presence data, Mobile Subscriber profile data, etc.—to expeditiously process and route, through the use of among other things Feature Tags, a wide range of information including among other things conventional Short Message Service, Multimedia Message Service, IP Multimedia Subsystem, etc. messaging; E-Mail messaging; Instant Messaging communications; Voice Over IP and other (e.g., video conference, etc.) data streams; Session Initiation Protocol-addressed artifacts; etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sybase 365, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Griset, Mark Stephen James White, Michael Timmons
  • Patent number: 8852994
    Abstract: A method of fabricating on a semiconductor substrate bifacial tandem solar cells with semiconductor subcells having a lower bandgap than the substrate bandgap on one side of the substrate and with subcells having a higher bandgap than the substrate on the other including, first, growing a lower bandgap subcell on one substrate side that uses only the same periodic table group V material in the dislocation-reducing grading layers and bottom subcells as is present in the substrate and after the initial growth is complete and then flipping the substrate and growing the higher bandgap subcells on the opposite substrate side which can be of different group V material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Masimo Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Wojtczuk, Philip T. Chiu, Xuebing Zhang, Edward Gagnon, Michael Timmons
  • Patent number: 8577398
    Abstract: Coincident with the evolution, maturation, etc. of wireless messaging ecosystems an infrastructure that provides for enhanced content delivery in new and creative ways. The delivery model leverages the features, capabilities, etc. that are offered by MMS to deliver various types of content (e.g., content that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to display on a wireless device using the wireless device's native facilities) to wireless devices by, possibly inter alia, processing the content (including, possibly among other steps, formatting the content, rendering the content as one or more images, etc.) and subsequently delivering the processed content to a wireless device via MMS. The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sybase 365, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Dudley, Michael Timmons, Robert C. Lovell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8423587
    Abstract: A system and methodology for real-time content aggregation and syndication is described. In one embodiment, for example, a method is described for assisting a user with extracting items relevant to search queries from documents including items of various types, the method comprises steps of: receiving a search query specifying a search phrase and a particular item type; identifying documents matching the search phrase; for each matching document, determining whether the document includes an item having the particular item type; and extracting items having the particular item type from the matching documents for display to the user. The solution enables a user to aggregate and syndicate content without a professional content manager or complicated content management software tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Timmons
  • Publication number: 20120331044
    Abstract: An information messaging and collaboration system is described. In one embodiment, for example, a method is described for interactive content retrieval and display, the method comprises steps of: providing a plurality of portlets for retrieval of content for display in a user interface; mapping a message action to a first portlet to create a messaging portlet for sending a message in response to user interaction with the messaging portlet; creating a listener portlet by registering a second portlet to receive messages from the messaging portlet; and in response to user interaction with the messaging portlet, retrieving particular content for display in the user interface based on the message received by the listener portlet from the messaging portlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Timmons
  • Patent number: 8260844
    Abstract: An information messaging and collaboration system is described. In one embodiment, for example, a method is described for interactive content retrieval and display, the method comprises steps of: providing a plurality of portlets for retrieval of content for display in a user interface; mapping a message action to a first portlet to create a messaging portlet for sending a message in response to user interaction with the messaging portlet; creating a listener portlet by registering a second portlet to receive messages from the messaging portlet; and in response to user interaction with the messaging portlet, retrieving particular content for display in the user interface based on the message received by the listener portlet from the messaging portlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Timmons
  • Patent number: 8224361
    Abstract: Coincident with the evolution, maturation, etc. of (e.g., Short Message Service, Multimedia Message Service, IP Multimedia Subsystem, etc.) wireless messaging ecosystems an infrastructure that provides, in new and creative ways, enhanced message routing capabilities. The dynamic, flexible, and extensible nature of the enhanced message routing capabilities support, among other things, very large volumes of messaging traffic, numerous billing paradigms, different Quality of Service levels and possible charges for same, improved troubleshooting and problem investigation capabilities, etc. The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sybase 365, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Timmons, Todd Matthew Kokoszka, Robert C. Lovell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8219125
    Abstract: Coincident with the evolution, maturation, etc. of wireless messaging ecosystems, today and in the future the addressing of a message needs to include—and all of the different entities that process messages (e.g., Wireless Carriers, intermediaries, enterprises, Content Providers, Service Providers, etc.) need to support—additional (i.e., enhanced, flexible, extensible, etc.) message addressing capabilities. The present invention provides an infrastructure that supports such additional (i.e., enhanced, flexible, extensible, etc.) message addressing capabilities through, among other things, the availability of Dynamic Tags (DynaTags). The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sybase 365, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Timmons, Robert C. Lovell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8160546
    Abstract: Coincident with the evolution, maturation, etc. of wireless messaging ecosystems an infrastructure that supports offering to mobile subscribers different types of rewards (for example, possibly inter alia, cash, free service offerings, product coupons and/or discounts, popularity indicators, etc.) for specific mobile subscriber behaviors including, possibly inter alia, a mobile subscribers' creation and sending of increasing numbers of certain types of messages. The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sybase 365, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Timmons