Patents by Inventor Michael Tracey

Michael Tracey 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: 10853133
    Abstract: A method for scheduling tasks to a cyclic schedule, comprising maintaining a request queue, a count, the count being initialized to a given limit, and an index of a current time slot within the schedule. Periodically, if the request queue contains a reference to an urgent task among the tasks, that reference is removed from the request queue and the urgent task is dispatched and if the request queue is empty, the index is advanced to the next time slot within the schedule. If the next time slot is statically assigned to a task among the tasks, that task is dispatched, and if the next time slot is unassigned and the count is below the limit, the count is incremented and the index is further advanced to the next but one time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Nigel Tracey, Alexander Vensmer, Gary Morgan, Michael Mutter, Paul Austin, Thomas Wendel
  • Patent number: 10805726
    Abstract: An audio system with first and second discrete audio drivers that are in a listening space, wherein each driver is configured to radiate sound into the listening space, and wherein the radiated sound from each driver at a listening location in the listening space has a frequency, phase, and magnitude. The audio system is configured to modify a phase of the sound radiated by at least one of the first or second drivers such that a phase response difference between the first and second drivers at the listening location is closer to zero degrees than it was before the modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Ryan, Joseph Gaalaas, Geun Lee, Michael McHugh, Nabin Sharma, David Smith, Michael Stark, James Tracey, Dmitriy Yamkovoy
  • Patent number: 10766906
    Abstract: Disclosed are substituted fused hexacyclic benzimidazole derivatives of Formula (I) wherein the variables A, B, D, X, M, Q, n, p, q, Z, E, R5, and R12 are defined herein. These compounds are potent modulators of human TNF? activity and of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including autoimmune and inflammatory disorders; neurological and neurodegenerative disorders; pain and nociceptive disorders; cardiovascular disorders; metabolic disorders; ocular disorders; and oncological disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SRL
    Inventors: Teresa De Haro Garcia, Michael Louis Robert Deligny, Jag Paul Heer, Helen Tracey Horsley, Sophie Jadot, Jean Keyaerts
  • Publication number: 20200021493
    Abstract: Techniques for network performance assessment are described. Techniques may include collecting initial measurements relating to transmission of probe traffic between endpoints of endpoint pairs in a plurality of endpoint pairs and clustering the plurality of endpoints into a plurality of endpoint groups. The method may also include determining a plurality of endpoint group pairs and generating a network performance assessment, based on measuring performance metrics pertaining to traffic between endpoints within the endpoint groups in the plurality of endpoint group pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Bengi Karacali-Akyamac, John Michael Tracey, Claude Basso, Paul Crumley, Wesley Michael Felter
  • Publication number: 20190220913
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for an electronic search interface to identify artisan sellers. A search query is received from a client. An electronic item database is then searched to identify items that are relevant to the search query. Two or more items may be offered by each of multiple sellers. A search result listing is generated that includes one item offered by each seller with a greatest display prominence. Other items offered by the sellers may be excluded or displayed with a lesser prominence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: MICHAEL HAMILTON MILLER, CAROLINE TRACEY BURNS
  • Patent number: 10296955
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for an electronic search interface to identify artisan sellers. A search query is received from a client. An electronic item database is then searched to identify items that are relevant to the search query. Two or more items may be offered by each of multiple sellers. A search result listing is generated that includes one item offered by each seller with a greatest display prominence. Other items offered by the sellers may be excluded or displayed with a lesser prominence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hamilton Miller, Caroline Tracey Burns
  • Patent number: 9981978
    Abstract: There is provided a novel process for the preparation of a compound of formula I, wherein R1, R2 and R3 are as described in the description, by conversion of a corresponding allylic alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Cambrex Charles City, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tracey, Pär Holmberg, Belén Lindberg Martín Matute, Antonio Bermejo Gómez, Jan-Erling Bäckvall
  • Publication number: 20160168159
    Abstract: There is provided a novel process for the preparation of a compound of formula I, wherein R1, R2 and R3 are as described in the description, by conversion of a corresponding allylic alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Tracey, Pär Holmberg
  • Patent number: 8949783
    Abstract: A method of transmitting information to a receiving computer systems includes determining in a processing unit of a computer whether a receiving computer system can receive the information without converting a local format of the information into a canonical format of the information, if it is determined that the receiving computer system cannot receive the information without converting the local format into the canonical format, then converting the local format to the canonical format and transmitting the information to the receiving computer system, and if it is determined that the receiving computer system can receive the information without converting the local format into the canonical format, then transmitting the information to the receiving computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hubertus Franke, Douglas M. Freimuth, David Paul Olshefski, John Michael Tracey, Dinesh C. Verma, Charles P. Wright
  • Patent number: 8443404
    Abstract: A network system includes a connectivity services network (CSN), a plurality of access service network gateways, a plurality of base stations, an orchestration device, executing a lifecycle quality-of-experience model for video-on-demand flows, receiving content from the CSN, and a plurality of subscriber stations in communication with the orchestration device through a base station and/or gateway, wherein the orchestration device continuously tracks past service and usage for each of the subscriber stations and predicts future channel conditions and load to determine, periodically or when triggered by critical events, many-to-one assignments from subscriber stations to base stations and allocation of base station resources to subscriber stations assigned to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malolan Chetlur, Umamaheswari C. Devi, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Sumedh W. Sathaye, John Michael Tracey
  • Patent number: 8272481
    Abstract: An elevator door guide (16) includes at least one elevator door guide member (30, 32) having a first channel (18) and a second channel (64) each for at least partially establishing a direction of door movement. The first channel (18) is open in a first direction (24) and the second channel (64) is open in a second direction (66). In one example, the channel (18) at least partially establishes a direction of door movement and a passage (26) extends through the elevator door guide (16) in a direction (28) that is transverse to the direction of door movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Michael Tracey, Richard Kulak
  • Patent number: 8260439
    Abstract: A selective nerve stimulation patch includes a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface, integrated components overlying the top surface of the substrate and being electrically interconnected with one another for generating at least one nerve stimulating signal, electrodes integrated into the substrate and exposed at the bottom surface thereof for applying the at least one nerve stimulating signal to a target nerve, a waterproof, breathable cover overlying the substrate and the integrated components, and a support flange surrounding the substrate and coupling the cover and the substrate together. The support flange has a top surface that slopes downwardly toward an outer perimeter thereof, and at least a portion of the cover conforms to the sloping top surface of the support flange. In one embodiment, the patch generates a high frequency waveform with properties such as amplitude, frequency and the like chosen so as to overcome tissue impedance and the stimulation threshold of the target nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony DiUbaldi, Michael Tracey, Rex O. Bare, Bradley Sargent, Stephen B. Wahlgren
  • Patent number: 8230082
    Abstract: A technique for use in a client, wherein the client supports a state-based signaling protocol (e.g., Session Initiation Protocol or SIP), includes initiating a given session state between the client and a server that also supports the state-based signaling protocol, and refreshing the given session state in a randomized manner. Further, a technique for use in a server, wherein the server supports a state-based signaling protocol (again, e.g., SIP), includes randomly assigning an expiration time duration for a given session state between the server and a client that also supports the state-based signaling protocol, and reporting the randomly assigned expiration time for the given session state to the client. By randomizing various behaviors of the client, the server, or both, bursty traffic in the communication network is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary John DeVal, Curtis Eldon Hrischuk, Erich Miles Nahum, John Michael Tracey, Xiping Wang, Charles P. Wright
  • Patent number: 8170683
    Abstract: A nerve stimulation device includes a first waveform generator adapted to generate a first waveform having a first frequency capable of stimulating nerves within a dermatome, a second waveform generator adapted to generate a first carrier waveform having a second frequency capable of passing through tissue of a mammal, and a third waveform generator adapted to generate a second carrier waveform having a third frequency different than the second frequency and being capable of passing through the tissue of the mammal. The device includes a modulator electrically coupled to the first, second and third waveform generators and adapted to modulate the first waveform, the first carrier waveform, and the second carrier waveform to generate a modulated signal package capable of stimulating the nerves at different depths within the dermatome. The device also has an electrode electrically coupled to the modulator for applying the modulated waveform to the dermatomic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen B. Wahlgren, Michael Tracey, Anthony DiUbaldi
  • Patent number: 8135683
    Abstract: A redundancy elimination mechanism is provided, which applies aspects of duplicate block elimination and delta encoding at the block level. The redundancy elimination mechanism divides file objects into content-defined blocks or “chunks.” Identical chunks are suppressed. The redundancy elimination mechanism also performs resemblance detection on remaining chunks to identify chunks with sufficient redundancy to benefit from delta encoding of individual chunks. Any remaining chunks that do not benefit from delta encoding are compressed. Resemblance detection is optimized by merging groups of fingerprints into super fingerprints. This merging can be constructed to ensure that if two objects have a single super fingerprint in common, they are extremely likely to be substantially similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick Douglis, Purushottam Kulkarni, Jason D. LaVoie, John Michael Tracey
  • Publication number: 20120005652
    Abstract: A method of transmitting information to a receiving computer systems includes determining in a processing unit of a computer whether a receiving computer system can receive the information without converting a local format of the information into a canonical format of the information, if it is determined that the receiving computer system cannot receive the information without converting the local format into the canonical format, then converting the local format to the canonical format and transmitting the information to the receiving computer system, and if it is determined that the receiving computer system can receive the information without converting the local format into the canonical format, then transmitting the information to the receiving computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hubertus Franke, Douglas M. Freimuth, David Paul Olshefski, John Michael Tracey, Dinesh C. Verma, Charles P. Wright
  • Publication number: 20110271309
    Abstract: A network system includes a connectivity services network (CSN), a plurality of access service network gateways, a plurality of base stations, an orchestration device, executing a lifecycle quality-of-experience model for video-on-demand flows, receiving content from the CSN, and a plurality of subscriber stations in communication with the orchestration device through a base station and/or gateway, wherein the orchestration device continuously tracks past service and usage for each of the subscriber stations and predicts future channel conditions and load to determine, periodically or when triggered by critical events, many-to-one assignments from subscriber stations to base stations and allocation of base station resources to subscriber stations assigned to it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malolan Chetlur, Umamaheswari C. Devi, Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Sumedh W. Sathaye, John Michael Tracey
  • Publication number: 20110167134
    Abstract: A number of improvements in network adapters that offload protocol processing from the host processor are provided. Specifically, mechanisms for handling memory management and optimization within a system utilizing an offload network adapter are provided. The memory management mechanism permits both buffered sending and receiving of data as well as zero-copy sending and receiving of data. In addition, the memory management mechanism permits grouping of DMA buffers that can be shared among specified connections based on any number of attributes. The memory management mechanism further permits partial send and receive buffer operation, delaying of DMA requests so that they may be communicated to the host system in bulk, and expedited transfer of data to the host system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Morgan Freimuth, Elbert C. Hu, Ronald Mraz, Erich M. Nahum, Prashant Pradhan, Sambit Sahu, John Michael Tracey
  • Publication number: 20110161456
    Abstract: A number of improvements in network adapters that offload protocol processing from the host processor are provided. Specifically, mechanisms for handling memory management and optimization within a system utilizing an offload network adapter are provided. The memory management mechanism permits both buffered sending and receiving of data as well as zero-copy sending and receiving of data. In addition, the memory management mechanism permits grouping of DMA buffers that can be shared among specified connections based on any number of attributes. The memory management mechanism further permits partial send and receive buffer operation, delaying of DMA requests so that they may be communicated to the host system in bulk, and expedited transfer of data to the host system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Morgan Freimuth, Elbert C. Hu, Ronald Mraz, Erich M. Nahum, Prashant Pradhan, Sambit Sahu, John Michael Tracey
  • Patent number: 7962628
    Abstract: A number of improvements in network adapters that offload protocol processing from the host processor are provided. Specifically, a mechanism for improving connection establishment in a system utilizing an offload network adapter is provided. The connection establishment mechanism provides the ability to offload connection establishment and maintenance of connection state information to the offload network adapter. As a result of this offloading of connection establishment and state information maintenance, the number of communications needed between the host system and the offload network adapter may be reduced. In addition, offloading of these functions to the offload network adapter permits bulk notification of established connections and state information to the host system rather than piecemeal notifications as is present in known computing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Morgan Freimuth, Elbert C. Hu, Ronald Mraz, Erich M. Nahum, Prashant Pradhan, Sambit Sahu, John Michael Tracey