Patents by Inventor Michael W. Martin

Michael W. Martin 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: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Patent number: 10335409
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula I are disclosed As well as pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Methods of using said compounds and pharmaceutical compositions containing said compounds are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Gilead Pharmasset LLC
    Inventors: Kyla Bjornson, Eda Canales, Jeromy J. Cottell, Kapil K. Karki, Ashley A. Katana, Darryl Kato, Tetsuya Kobayashi, John O. Link, Ruben Martinez, Barton W. Phillips, Hyung-jung Pyun, Michael Sangi, Adam J. Schrier, Dustin Siegel, James G. Taylor, Chinh V. Tran, Teresa A. Trejo Martin, Randall W. Vivian, Zheng-Yu Yang, Jeff Zablocki, Sheila Zipfel
  • Patent number: 10329941
    Abstract: An impingement manifold includes a fluid inlet passage and a pressurized chamber. The pressurized chamber includes at least one lobe. The at least one lobe includes a flow improving feature configured to minimize vorticity of a flow field within the pressurized chamber, and at least one flow outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Werkheiser, Christopher W. Robak, Thomas J. Martin, Matthew E. Lynch
  • Publication number: 20190184704
    Abstract: According to an example, a printing system may include a drop ejecting element and a fluid circulating element corresponding to the drop ejecting element. The printing system may also include a logic device that is to receive a data stream addressed to the drop ejecting element, determine whether the data stream indicates that the drop ejecting element is to be energized, and in response to a determination that the data stream does not indicate that the drop ejecting element is to be energized, energize the fluid circulating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Vincent C. Korthuis, Eric T. Martin, Michael W. Cumbie, Scott A. Linn
  • Publication number: 20180372236
    Abstract: A remotely controlled valve includes an electric motor and transmission for moving a valve stem or valve actuator. The operation of the motor may be controlled by a first input for power and analog signals. The valve is also provided with a programmable logic controller and a wireless module for receiving wireless control signals for controlling the operation of the motor which moves the valve stem or a valve actuator in a desired manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Oasis Testing, LLC
    Inventors: Demetri M. White, Michael W. Martin, Donald S. Divelbliss
  • Patent number: 10088067
    Abstract: A remotely controlled valve includes an electric motor and transmission for moving a valve stem or valve actuator. The operation of the motor may be controlled by a first input for power and analog signals. The valve is also provided with a programmable logic controller and a wireless module for receiving wireless control signals for controlling the operation of the motor which moves the valve stem or a valve actuator in a desired manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Oasis Testing, LLC
    Inventors: Demetri M. White, Michael W. Martin, Donald S. Divelbiss
  • Publication number: 20150268653
    Abstract: A remotely controlled valve includes an electric motor and transmission for moving a valve stem or valve actuator. The operation of the motor may be controlled by a first input for power and analog signals. The valve is also provided with a programmable logic controller and a wireless module for receiving wireless control signals for controlling the operation of the motor which moves the valve stem or a valve actuator in a desired manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Demetri M. White, Michael W. Martin, Donald S. Divelbliss
  • Patent number: 7454896
    Abstract: A vehicle thermal management system includes an exhaust gas cooler configured to receive exhaust gas from the engine and to cool the exhaust gas before it is recirculated back into the engine. A valve is located downstream from the exhaust gas cooler, and is operable to control the amount of exhaust gas passing through the exhaust gas cooler. Intake air mixes with the exhaust gas downstream from the first valve. The mixed gas is then cooled by a mixed gas cooler before it enters the engine intake manifold. A coolant is circulated through the mixed gas cooler and a heat exchanger. The mixed gas rejects heat to the coolant via the mixed gas cooler, and the coolant rejects heat to the ambient air via the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: EMP Advanced Development, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Chalgren, Michael P. Lasecki, Michael W. Martin, Thomas J. Hollis, Mark S. Bader, David J. Allen
  • Patent number: 7406835
    Abstract: A cooling system for cooling a plurality of heat producing systems includes a heat exchanger having a plurality of cooling zones, each of which has a respective inlet and outlet for facilitating flow of a respective temperature control fluid therethrough. Each of the respective temperature control fluids facilitates temperature control of a respective heat producing system. A plurality of fans cool the temperature control fluids flowing through the heat exchanger, and a fan or fans are disposed proximate each zone of the heat exchanger to provide air flow substantially independently from the air flow over the other cooling zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: EMP Advanced Development, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Allen, Mark S. Bader, Robert D. Chalgren, Jr., Michael P. Lasecki, Michael W. Martin, Keith Brannstrom
  • Patent number: 7267086
    Abstract: A vehicle thermal management system includes a temperature control fluid for controlling the temperature of at least a portion of a vehicle system. A pump is configured to pump the temperature control fluid through a heat exchanger to facilitate the transfer of heat between the temperature control fluid and ambient air. A fan is operable to move the ambient air across the heat exchanger to facilitate increased heat transfer. A control system is used to control operation of the pump and the fan. The control system is provided with operation data that includes optimized operating speeds for the pump and the fan to minimize power consumption, while maximizing heat transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: EMP Advanced Development, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Allen, Mark S. Bader, Michael W. Martin, Robert D. Chalgren, Michael P. Lasecki, Thomas J. Hollis
  • Patent number: 6037115
    Abstract: A method of obtaining a photothermographic or thermographic film with reduced fog, such as pepper fog, comprises preparing a dispersion of: an oxidation-reduction image-forming combination comprising: a silver salt oxidizing agent and an organic reducing agent with: a synthetic polymer-peptized photosensitive silver halide, and a cyclic imide toner in a non-gelatin polymeric binder and mixing with said dispersion a sensitizing concentration of non-silver iodide salt formed from an ionic formate the improvement wherein said non-silver iodide salt contains less than about 100 micrograms of ionic formate per gram of iodide salt or the film contains less than about 0.5 micrograms of ionic formate per gram of emulsion in the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Alfred J. Alton, James P. Besse, Peter J. Cowdery-Corvan, Leo J. Magee, Jr., Michael W. Martin
  • Patent number: 6003036
    Abstract: A data structure that uses one or more keys which are members of a multidimensional composite key to partition sparse data (FIG. 2A, FIG. 2B) into a hypercube like structure (FIG. 1). Only the data structure produced by the method in this invention is actually better than a hypercube since all involved keys can have true symmetric access as opposed to just the keys that have the highest sort order significance. Equivalent query efficiency could only be otherwise obtained through storing multiple copies of the sparse data sorted on different permutations of the member keys of the multidimensional composite key (FIG. 2C). The data structure has two major components: the partitioned data with or without the boundary keys and the non-dense index necessarily containing the boundary keys (FIG. 3). This data structure and partitioning method can be used to partition multidimensional data across physical hardware storage devices and parallel computer architectures (FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Inventor: Michael W. Martin
  • Patent number: 5226165
    Abstract: A dedicated search processor searches data retrieved from a disc file in response, to search requests from a host processor. The search processor consists of a programmable processor. The processor has a code generator which generates a machine-code search program specifically tailored to the particular combination of search request and data structure, and containing mainly in-line sequences of instructions. The search program can therefore be executed very rapidly, allowing a high search rate to be sustained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: International Computers Limited
    Inventor: Michael W. Martin
  • Patent number: 5173863
    Abstract: A surface grinder includes a bed or base, a table supported on the bed for reciprocating movement and a grinding wheel supported on a vertical column. An actuator connected to the table reciprocates the table relative to the grinding wheel. A programmable control system is operatively connected to the actuator to move the table from a home position to a feed or ramp-in position through a cutting motion, through a wipe cycle or spark out motion and to return the table to the home position. The part to be ground is held on the table by a magnetic chuck. The control system includes a manually operable teach input device which permits the operator to program the control system to set the table motion while manually moving the table through a grinding cycle. The control system provides accurate bidirectional control over the motion of the table. The operator may independently vary the speed of the table between its movement between various positions during programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: Pace Technologies
    Inventor: Michael W. Martin
  • Patent number: 5073854
    Abstract: A data processing system is described including a host computer connected to peripherals by a Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) bus. A search processor is also attached to the SCSI bus and receives commands from the host as if it were a standard disc controller unit. The search processor responds to a write command to set up a search criterion, and then responds to a read command to perform a search, so as to retrieve data items satisfying the search criterion. If the logical unit number (LUN) in the command does not match the LUN assigned to the search processor, the command is passed transparently to the data store, allowing the host to access the data store directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: International Computers Limited
    Inventors: Michael W. Martin, John C. Moor, Terence J. Bird
  • Patent number: 4639865
    Abstract: In a computer system bytes passing from a store to a processor pass through a memory (PROM). The contents of locations of the memory which are addressed by data bytes and most operation codes are equal to the respective data bytes and operation codes by which they are addressed so that the memory is transparent to them. However, the contents of some locations are not equal to the op-codes by which they are addressed so that those operation codes are converted into different operation codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Assignee: International Computers Limited
    Inventor: Michael W. Martin
  • Patent number: D335075
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Assignee: Plastics Northwest, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Martin