Patents by Inventor Michael Turner

Michael Turner 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: 20210160144
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for determining an IT topology for an enterprise IT organization based on operational goals of the enterprise organization. Visual models that are designed to facilitate responses associated with the current IT topology and operational goals of an enterprise IT organization are displayed to an entity of the enterprise. The entity can provide enterprise profile data to an IT solutions system by interacting with user interfaces. The IT solutions system can generate the IT topology prescription and roadmap for implementing the IT topology prescription based on the operational goals identified in the responses. Statements of work can be dynamically generated that outline details and terms of implementing the IT topology prescription for the enterprise IT organization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Francis, Peter Legere, Justin Patrick McGarry, Ryan Veino, Andrea Siviero, David James Crane, David James Percy, Kingsley Turner
  • Publication number: 20210160143
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for determining an IT topology for an enterprise IT organization based on operational goals of the enterprise organization. Visual models that are designed to facilitate responses associated with the current IT topology and operational goals of an enterprise IT organization are presented to an entity of the enterprise. The entity can provide enterprise profile data to an IT solutions system by interacting with user interfaces. The IT solutions system can generate the IT topology and roadmap for implementing the IT topology based on the operational goals identified in the responses. Statements of work can be dynamically generated that outline details and terms of implementing the proposed IT topology for the enterprise IT organization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Francis, Peter Legere, Justin Patrick McGarry, Ryan Veino, Andrea Siviero, David James Crane, David James Percy, Kingsley Turner
  • Publication number: 20210160585
    Abstract: A Data Over Cable Interface Specification (DOCSIS) node includes a first DOCSIS port and a second DOCSIS port. The node also includes a plurality of radio frequency (RF) ports. A plurality of client devices can be coupled to the RF ports. A RF switching network is coupled between the first DOCSIS port and the second DOCSIS port, and the plurality of RF ports. One or more control circuits can switch the RF switching network between at least a first state and a second state. The switching of the RF switching network allows the one or more control circuits to identify which client devices are coupled to which RF ports of the node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Ayham AL-BANNA, Michael J. EMMENDORFER, William Turner HANKS, Thomas J. CLOONAN, Stephen W. SANDERS, Chris R. ZETTINGER
  • Patent number: 11014838
    Abstract: An electrocoagulation unit that may include an outer shell, and a set of electrodes disposed therein. At least two electrodes are separated from an adjacent electrode by an electrode gap. The outer shell may further include a fluid inlet; a fluid outlet; a first busbar opening with a first busbar gland associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Water Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory K. Norman, Xandra Joines Turner, Joshua Hebert, Jason Michael Kirk
  • Patent number: 11000056
    Abstract: The present invention provides bioactive serum fractions and bioactive extracts derived from an Achachairu (Garcinia humilis) plant. The bioactive serum fractions and bioactive extracts are free of or substantially free of benzophenone and/or free of or substantially free of proteins. The present invention also provides products comprising the bioactive serum fractions and/or bioactive extracts. The present invention further provides methods of making the bioactive serum fractions and/or bioactive extracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ISP Investments LLC
    Inventors: Olga Dueva-Koganov, Michael Koganov, Paul Recht, Artyom Duev, Li Zhang, Steven Micceri, Robert Turner
  • Patent number: 10997511
    Abstract: Certain aspects involve optimizing neural networks or other models for assessing risks and generating explanatory data regarding predictor variables used in the model. In one example, a system identifies predictor variables. The system generates a neural network for determining a relationship between each predictor variable and a risk indicator. The system performs a factor analysis on the predictor variables to determine common factors. The system iteratively adjusts the neural network so that (i) a monotonic relationship exists between each common factor and the risk indicator and (ii) a respective variance inflation factor for each common factor is sufficiently low. Each variance inflation factor indicates multicollinearity among the common factors. The adjusted neural network can be used to generate explanatory indicating relationships between (i) changes in the risk indicator and (ii) changes in at least some common factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: EQUIFAX INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Turner, Michael McBurnett, Yafei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210114916
    Abstract: Described herein are glass forming apparatuses with cooled muffle assemblies and methods for using the same to form glass ribbons. According to one embodiment, a muffle assembly for a fusion forming apparatus may include a muffle frame comprising a back wall, a front wall opposite the back wall, and a pair of sidewalls joining the front wall to the back wall in a closed-loop. At least one first cooling tube may extend through the back wall and the front wall across the closed-loop. At least one second cooling tube may extend through the back wall and the front wall across the closed loop such that the at least one second cooling tube is spaced apart from and parallel with the at least one first cooling tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: John Michael Feenaughty, Vladislav Yuryevich Golyatin, Bulent Kocatulum, Jeremy Walter Turner
  • Publication number: 20210113205
    Abstract: A buttress assembly is configured to temporarily adhere to a wet surgical stapler end effector. The buttress assembly includes a buttress body and a humidity tolerant adhesive material. The humidity tolerant adhesive material is applied to at least one side of the buttress body. The humidity tolerant adhesive material is configured to hold the buttress body to an underside of an anvil or a deck of a staple cartridge for at least five minutes in an environment of 100% relative humidity at approximately 37° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael J. Vendely, Prudence A. Turner, Jackie J. Donners, Mark D. Timmer, Rao S. Bezwada, Aidan Craigwood, Caroline Hagerman, Ashley Easter, Kathrin Holtzmann
  • Patent number: 10973596
    Abstract: A system and method of breakaway clutching in a device includes an arm including a first joint and a control unit coupled to the arm and including one or more processors. The control unit switches the first joint from a first state of the first joint to a second state of the first joint in response to an external stimulus applied to the arm exceeding a first threshold and switches the first joint from the second state to the first state in response to a speed associated with the first joint falling below a speed threshold. Movement of the first joint is more restricted in the first state of the first joint than in the second state of the first joint. In some embodiments, the external stimulus applied to the arm is a stimulus detected on the first joint or a stimulus detected on a second joint of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Miller, Nitish Swarup, Michael Turner, Arjang M. Hourtash, Paul G. Griffiths, Paul W. Mohr
  • Publication number: 20200301922
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of data access to data stored in one or more data stores includes receiving a request to retrieve data from the one or more data stores; extracting characteristics of the request to classify the request according to a request classification; identifying a model for execution of one or more queries to one or more data stores; executing the one or more queries according to the model to formulate a response to the request, wherein the model for execution is identified based on a class of the request and includes an identification of one or more data stores to which the one or more queries are to be directed to formulate the response; and monitoring execution of one or more queries for a class of request and revising the model in accordance with predetermined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Alexander HEALING, Paul FAGAN, Michael TURNER
  • Publication number: 20200214778
    Abstract: A system includes a manually movable input control configured to generate signals when a movement of one or more mechanical degrees of freedom of the input control is detected and a control module. The control module is configured to determine whether a movement of the input control is anticipated to cause an instrument to move outside of a safe range of movement of the instrument and command the system to switch from an operating mode to a safe mode in response to determining that the movement of the input control is anticipated to cause the instrument to move outside of the safe range of movement of the instrument. The instrument is separate from the input control. In the operating mode the instrument moves in response to movement of the input control. In the safe mode the instrument does not move in response to movement of the input control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Michael TURNER
  • Patent number: 10690498
    Abstract: An automatic point layout system identifies points and their coordinates using vertical planes of laser light. Laser controllers aim vertical laser light planes that will cross at any desired point on the jobsite floor. The user views a virtual jobsite illustration on a remote controller touchscreen display, and selects a point of interest. Commands are sent to the two laser controllers, which aim their laser transmitters at that point of interest, showing visible laser light lines that intersect directly at the point of interest, for staking. The user selects a second point of interest on the touchscreen display, commanding the laser transmitters to rotate to a new set of coordinates. The user performs these functions seamlessly; the remote controller allows the user to quickly move from one point of interest to the next, without having changing to any other operating mode between the identifying and staking of each new point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Trimble, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamin Michael Turner, Kevin Marc Morrissey, Chris William Snyder, Ayman Zuhdi Hajmousa
  • Patent number: 10646291
    Abstract: A teleoperated surgical system includes a component such as a master control or a multi-jointed mechanical system that is configured for manual manipulation and a detection module configured to analyze movement of the component and detect uncontrolled movement of the component. Uncontrolled movement may be identified by detecting movement only on joints that gravity can move, but no movement on joints that are not subject to movement caused by gravity. In response to detection of uncontrolled movement of the component, the detection module can cause the system to switch to a safe mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Turner
  • Patent number: 10644743
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for obtaining a correlation function between a Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) signal and a spreading code. A plurality of code replica samples are stored in memory at a relatively low sampling rate compared to the sampling rate at which the input DSSS signal is sampled. A correlation operator is obtained by reproducing the stored code replica samples, in order to obtain a correlation operator with the same number of samples as the block of DSSS signal samples currently being processed. For example, when the sampling rate of the DSSS signal is equal to an integer N multiple of the sampling rate used for the code replica samples, the stored replica samples are reproduced N times to obtain the correlation operator. The correlation operator is then multiplied by the block of DSSS signal samples and integrated to obtain a correlation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Richardson, Michael Turner, David De-Castro Galan, Michael Batiste
  • Publication number: 20200132272
    Abstract: A light fixture housing contains an LED light source. A continuous light diffuser having a main body portion is defined between a first surface and a second surface of the continuous light diffuser, and is positioned within the housing to fully cover a light emitting opening formed in the housing. A discontinuous light diffuser having a main body portion is defined between a first surface and a second surface of the discontinuous light diffuser. A plurality of openings pass from the first surface of the discontinuous light diffuser through the main body portion to the second surface of the discontinuous light diffuser. The discontinuous light diffuser is positioned with its body portion in adjacent relation to either one of the first surface and the second surface of the continuous light diffuser so as to occlude a portion of the light emitting opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Turner
  • Publication number: 20200078109
    Abstract: A teleoperational medical system comprises an input device and a manipulator configured to couple with and move an instrument. The system also comprises a control system including one or more processors. In response to a determination that the instrument is inserted into an instrument workspace in a corresponding direction to a field of view of the workspace, the control system is configured to map movement of the input device to movement of the instrument according to a first mapping. In response to a determination that the instrument is inserted into the instrument workspace in a non-corresponding direction to the field of view, the control system is configured to map movement of the input device to movement of the instrument according to a second mapping. The second mapping includes an inversion of the first mapping for at least one direction of motion of the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: John Ryan Steger, Brian M. Crews, Craig R. Gerbi, Tyler J. Morrisette, Margaret M. Nixon, Joseph P. Orban, III, Theodore W. Rogers, Alain Sadaka, Charles E. Swinehart, Michael Turner, Kerry S. Wang
  • Publication number: 20190388167
    Abstract: A system and method of breakaway clutching in a device includes an arm including a first joint and a control unit coupled to the arm and including one or more processors. The control unit switches the first joint from a first state of the first joint to a second state of the first joint in response to an external stimulus applied to the arm exceeding a first threshold and switches the first joint from the second state to the first state in response to a speed associated with the first joint falling below a speed threshold. Movement of the first joint is more restricted in the first state of the first joint than in the second state of the first joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Miller, Nitish Swarup, Michael Turner, Arjang M. Hourtash, Paul G. Griffiths, Paul W. Mohr
  • Patent number: D869413
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Melitron Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Spencer, Matthew Robertson, Michael Turner
  • Patent number: D901544
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary Major, Edward Wagner, Michael Turner
  • Patent number: D911992
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Melitron Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly Stinson, Michael Turner