Patents by Inventor Michael Waters

Michael Waters 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: 10358940
    Abstract: A turbine shaft comprising: a tubular body having an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface, the inner surface defining a hollow chamber within the tubular body, wherein the tubular body includes a first longitudinal axis concentric to the tubular body; and one or more shielded elliptical orifices, at least one shielded elliptical orifice comprising: an elliptical orifice in the tubular body including a major axis extending from a first side to a second side of the elliptical orifice, wherein the major axis is oriented at an angle parallel with a torque field of the tubular body; a first shielding orifice in the tubular body having a first axis collinear to the major axis; and a second shielding orifice in the tubular body having a second axis collinear to the major axis, wherein the elliptical orifice is located in between the first and second shielding orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Lastrina, Nicholas Waters Oren
  • Publication number: 20190174857
    Abstract: There is provided lighted headgear having various configurations, components thereof, and other accessories combined therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Publication number: 20190155910
    Abstract: Highlighting key portions of text within a document is described. A document having text is obtained, and key portions of the document are determined using summarization techniques. Key portion data indicative of the key portions is generated and maintained for output to generate a highlighted document in which highlight overlays are displayed over or proximate the determined key portions of the text within the document. In one or more implementations, reader interactions with the highlighted document are monitored to generate reader feedback data. The reader feedback data may then be combined with the output of the summarization techniques in order to adjust the determined key portions. In some cases, the reader feedback data may also be used to improve the summarization techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Carl Iwan Dockhorn, Sean Michael Fitzgerald, Ragunandan Rao Malangully, Laurie Marie Byrum, Jason Guthrie Waters, Frederic Claude Thevenet, Walter Wei-Tuh Chang
  • Publication number: 20190074701
    Abstract: Flashlights are provided that utilize LEDs to provide high intensity light and a cooling fin structure to effectively dissipate generated heat. The flashlights described herein can be substantially water proof. Application software for a communication device is also provided to control operation and settings of light devices connected to the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Waters, Charles Waters
  • Patent number: 10223253
    Abstract: A memory allocation system is provided and includes nodes, one or more memories, and an allocation interface. Each of the nodes includes a respective set of processors. The one or more memories include memory elements for storing threads. The memory elements refer to respective portions of the one or more memories and are accessible to at least one of the nodes. The allocation interface is configured to allocate the memory elements to lockless list structures. Each of the lockless list structures is allocated to a respective set of the memory elements. The lockless list structures are partitioned for the processors. The allocation interface is configured to receive requests from the processors for the memory elements and adjust allocation of the memory elements between the lockless list structures according to a balancing metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amol Dilip Dixit, Bradley Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 10159294
    Abstract: Headgear as provided herein includes a light source for providing light away therefrom, a rechargeable battery for providing power to the light source, and a solar panel for recharging the rechargeable battery mounted thereto. The headgear can include a housing configured to at least partially receive the light source, the solar panel, and the rechargeable battery therein. The housing is configured to mount to the hat and orient the electronic components in desired configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 10117476
    Abstract: There is provided lighted headgear having various configurations, components thereof, and other accessories combined therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 10069318
    Abstract: Flashlights include an elongated housing, a power source, a switch, and a LED light source disposed in a forward portion of the housing to project light through an opening in a forward surface of the housing, and a cooling fin structure extending rearwardly from the forward surface to effectively dissipate generated heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Waters, Charles Waters
  • Publication number: 20180238019
    Abstract: An attachment system for a work vehicle implement includes an implement attachment assembly. The implement attachment assembly includes a support structure coupled to a receiver assembly. The support structure includes a first mounting feature configured to engage a first corresponding mounting feature extending downwardly from a bottom surface of a work vehicle, and a second mounting feature configured to engage a second corresponding mounting feature extending downwardly from the bottom surface of the work vehicle. The first and second mounting features of the support structure are spaced apart from one another along a longitudinal axis relative to a direction of travel of the work vehicle, and the first and second mounting features of the support structure are configured to substantially block horizontal and vertical movement of the support structure relative to the work vehicle via engagement with the first and second corresponding mounting features of the work vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventor: Eric Michael Waters
  • Publication number: 20180117739
    Abstract: A pressing device for pressing a first component, such as a roof panel, onto an additional component, such as one or more a vehicle side bodywork components or vehicle side bodywork supports. A hose is arranged in a housing and is filled with a fluid to selectively press the first component onto the additional component to facilitate a laser brazing operation by closing a gap between the first component and the additional component. A T-shaped pressure element is arranged in the housing and is moved relative to the housing by controlling the pressure of the fluid supplied to the hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: FORD-WERKE GmbH
    Inventor: Michael WATERS
  • Patent number: 9872530
    Abstract: There is provided lighted headgear having a head-fitting fitting portion and a brim portion extending forwardly therefrom. A light source is received within a cavity in the brim portion so that the light source is spaced rearwardly from an outboard edge of the brim portion. A light transmissive portion is disposed forwardly of the light source for transmitting light from the light source therethrough and forwardly of the brim portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Publication number: 20170356637
    Abstract: Compact light devices are described herein that are advantageously configured to be secured to a surface in order to provide inexpensive lighting forwardly therefrom. The compact light devices can include on and off configurations in order to preserve battery life and allow a user to selectively energize the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Publication number: 20170249243
    Abstract: A memory allocation system is provided and includes nodes, one or more memories, and an allocation interface. Each of the nodes includes a respective set of processors. The one or more memories include memory elements for storing threads. The memory elements refer to respective portions of the one or more memories and are accessible to at least one of the nodes. The allocation interface is configured to allocate the memory elements to lockless list structures. Each of the lockless list structures is allocated to a respective set of the memory elements. The lockless list structures are partitioned for the processors. The allocation interface is configured to receive requests from the processors for the memory elements and adjust allocation of the memory elements between the lockless list structures according to a balancing metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Amol Dilip Dixit, Bradley Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 9717633
    Abstract: Lighted headgear, and more particularly lighted earwear such as earmuffs or headphones, is provided herein that are configured to mount or secure to a user's head while providing light forwardly thereof. The lighted headgear includes ear engaging or covering assemblies, which can be connected by a headband or other crown portion. The ear covering assemblies can include one or more light sources mounted thereto or can have a light module secured thereto to provide a user with hands-free lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Waters, Charles Waters
  • Patent number: 9664366
    Abstract: Compact light devices are described herein that are advantageously configured to be secured to a surface in order to provide inexpensive lighting forwardly therefrom. The compact light devices can include on and off configurations in order to preserve battery life and allow a user to selectively energize the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 9652289
    Abstract: Systems and techniques of the management of the allocation of a plurality of memory elements stored within a plurality of lockless list structures are presented. These lockless list structures (such as Slists) may be made accessible within an operating system environment of a multicore processor—and may be partitioned within the system. Memory elements may also be partitioned among these lockless list structures. When a core processor (or other processing element) makes a request for allocating a memory element to itself, the system and/or method may search among the lockless list structures for an available memory element. When a suitable and/or available memory element is found, the system may allocate the available memory element to requesting core processor. Dynamically balancing of memory elements may occur according to a suitable balancing metric, such as maintain substantial numerical equality of memory elements or avoid over-allocation of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Amol Dilip Dixit, Bradley Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 9609902
    Abstract: Headgear is described herein having a camera device mounted to a brim thereof and accessories therefor. The camera device can include a viewfinder, such as a pivoting viewfinder or a viewfinder having a ball-and-socket mounting joint. The frame of reference of the camera device can be indicated to a wearer of the headgear with sighting members mounted to the brim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 9609138
    Abstract: The subject matter herein relates to voice mail systems and, more particularly, cross-media voice mail notification and delivery. Various embodiments described herein provide systems, methods, software, and data structures that operate to, or facilitate, dispatching of voice mail notification messages to voice mailbox owners. In some embodiments, the notifications are sent to the voice mailbox owners in a text format, such as a short message service text message, email, or other text based service. These and other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: BT Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Leon Griggs, Christopher Michael Waters, Dan Seyer, Peter X. Leong
  • Patent number: 9585431
    Abstract: There is provided hands-free lighting, components thereof, and other accessories combined with the hands-free lighting. The hands-free lighting is preferably lighted headgear including hats or visors or other headgear. The hands-free lighting may include multiple light sources positioned at the brim of a lighted hat and configured to provide beams of illumination along different axes thereby illuminating distances both near and far from the wearer at the same time while maintaining natural and streamlined appearance of the lighted hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Waters Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: D824557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Waters