Patents by Inventor Michael Webster

Michael Webster 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: 20230021529
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a wafer handling system, processing components, a controller, a virtual assistant, and a natural language processing (NLP) engine. The wafer handling system is configured to hold one or more wafers for processing. The processing components is configured to physically treat the one or more wafers. The controller is configured to operate the processing components. The virtual assistant, in communication with the NLP engine, is configured to receive a user query from a user, understand an intent or context of the user query, and provide a context-specific response to the user query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Arya Priya Bhattacherjee, David Harrison Webster, Scott Michael Braun
  • Publication number: 20230024507
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a wafer handling system, processing components, a controller, a virtual assistant, a natural language processing (NLP) engine, and a data-analytics engine. The wafer handling system is configured to hold one or more wafers for processing. The processing components is configured to physically treat the one or more wafers. The controller is configured to operate the processing components. The virtual assistant, in communication with the NLP engine, is configured to receive a user query from a user, understand an intent or context of the user query, and provide a context-specific response to the user query. The data-analytics engine is configured to generate and provide analytical data relating to the user query based on data collected from a plurality of data sources via one or more communication protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Arya Priya Bhattacherjee, David Harrison Webster, Scott Michael Braun
  • Patent number: 11551443
    Abstract: An environment association system (“EAS”) comprising: a processor and a memory; an object recognition process configured to identify objects within images, the objects including one or more of a vehicle, a vehicle lift, a vehicle repair tool, and an alignment fixture; and an EAS interface configured to communicate with a user device, the user device comprising a camera and a display; wherein the processor is configured to: determine, for at least one object in the set of objects, create a virtual overlay for the image based on the position of the at least one object within the image and a virtual marking associated with the at least one object; and provide the virtual overlay to the user device, wherein the virtual overlay is configured to cause the user device to simultaneously display the image and the virtual overlay via the display. The system provides information about the alignment of lifting points of the object with lifting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Vehicle Service Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Elliott, Darian Smith, Douglas Brown, Matthew Webster, Kirk Dawson, Michael Hill
  • Publication number: 20220372459
    Abstract: A mutant subtilase cytotoxin B subunit protein is provided which can bind glycans having ?2-3-linked N-glycolylneuraminic acid and glycans having ?2-6-linked N-glycolylneuraminic acid. The mutant SubB protein has deletions of one or more of the amino acid sequence TTSTE and has a previously undescribed ability to bind glycans having ?2-6-linked N-glycolylneuraminic acid, while not losing the ability to bind glycans having ?2-3-linked N-glycolylneuraminic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Paul Jennings, Christopher Day, Adrienne Webster Paton, James Cleland Paton
  • Publication number: 20220343590
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an immersive content generation system may receive a first input from a user indicating a lighting value. The computing device may receive a second input indicating a region of an immersive virtual environment to which the lighting value is to be applied. The computing device may apply the lighting value to the region of the immersive virtual environment. The computing device may output one or more images of the immersive virtual environment, the one or more images based, in part, on the input lighting value. Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: LUCASFILM ENTERNTAINMENT COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Jutan, David Hirschfield, Jeff Webster, Scott Richards
  • Publication number: 20220329762
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for presenting smart home information. In one aspect, a method includes: (1) determining that a first set of smart devices correspond to a first space of a plurality of spaces of a dwelling; (2) displaying a first user interface including: (a) displaying a first interface section corresponding to the first space; and (b) displaying, within the first interface section, a plurality of user interface objects corresponding to the first set of smart devices, where each user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects corresponds to a respective smart device of the first set of smart devices; (3) detecting a user selection of a particular user interface object; and (4) in response to detecting the user selection of the particular user interface object, displaying a second user interface that includes additional information regarding the corresponding smart device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Courtney Dattilo-Green, Zachery Webster Kennedy, Anthony M. Fadell, Patrick Lister, Michael Mizono
  • Publication number: 20220316952
    Abstract: A structure (10) for simulating a thermal image generated by a real world object, the structure (10) comprising a body (22), (24), (26) and (28) having at least one cavity (106), and at least one inlet opening into the cavity (106) for receiving a flow of fluid medium into the cavity (106). The fluid medium having a temperature that differs from ambient. The cavity (106) having internal configurations defining flow paths for the fluid medium to cause temperature variations on an external surface (26) of the body to simulate the thermal image of the real world object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Fielding, Cody Webster
  • Patent number: 11371033
    Abstract: A mutant subtilase cytotoxin B subunit protein is provided which can bind glycans having ?2-3-linked N-glycolylneuraminic acid and glycans having ?2-6-linked N-glycolylneuraminic acid. The mutant SubB protein has deletions of one or more of the amino acid sequence TTSTE and has a previously undescribed ability to bind glycans having ?2-6-linked N-glycolylneuraminic acid, while not losing the ability to bind glycans having ?2-3-linked N-glycolylneuraminic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: Griffith University, The University of Adelaide
    Inventors: Michael Paul Jennings, Christopher Day, Adrienne Webster Paton, James Cleland Paton
  • Publication number: 20220001325
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for regenerating a liquid absorbent, including: contacting the liquid absorbent with a hydrophobic medium, wherein the liquid absorbent includes at least one amine of Formula (I) and degradation product thereof including at least one imine of Formula (II), wherein each Ar is independently an aromatic group and each R is independently selected from hydrogen, an organyl group and NH2; and selectively extracting the degradation product into or through the hydrophobic medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Graeme PUXTY, Michael WEBSTER-GARDINER, William CONWAY, Qi YANG, Robert BENNETT, Paul FERON
  • Patent number: 11174735
    Abstract: Shaft assemblies, turbomachines, and methods of servicing a turbomachine are provided. A shaft assembly includes a first shaft having a first rabbet annularly defined therein. The first rabbet includes a first axially extending face and a first radially extending face. A second shaft coupled to the first shaft. The second shaft includes a second rabbet annularly defined therein and positioned opposite the first rabbet. The second rabbet includes a second axially extending face and a second radially extending face. A patch ring is mounted between the first rabbet and the second rabbet. The patch ring includes a main body positioned between and in contact with the first axially extending face and the second axially extending face. A first arm extends radially outward from the main body, and a second arm extends radially inward from the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matthew Ryan Ferslew, Katherine Courtlyn MacManus, Srinivas Ravi, John Herbert Dimmick, Jonathan Michael Webster, Gang Liu
  • Publication number: 20210189899
    Abstract: Shaft assemblies, turbomachines, and methods of servicing a turbomachine are provided. A shaft assembly includes a first shaft having a first rabbet annularly defined therein. The first rabbet includes a first axially extending face and a first radially extending face. A second shaft coupled to the first shaft. The second shaft includes a second rabbet annularly defined therein and positioned opposite the first rabbet. The second rabbet includes a second axially extending face and a second radially extending face. A patch ring is mounted between the first rabbet and the second rabbet. The patch ring includes a main body positioned between and in contact with the first axially extending face and the second axially extending face. A first arm extends radially outward from the main body, and a second arm extends radially inward from the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Ryan Ferslew, Katherine Courtlyn MacManus, Srinivas Ravi, John Herbert Dimmick, Jonathan Michael Webster, Gang Liu
  • Patent number: 11038675
    Abstract: Electronic voting including a registration authority server, an election authority server, and a voter-host computer connected to an electronic identity card associated with a voter casting a vote. The registration authority server computer and the secure electronic identity card establish a first cross-domain unlinkable pseudonym for the secure electronic identification token, the first cross-domain unlinkable pseudonym being unique to the electronic identity card and the registration authority. The registration authority writes a vote-eligibility attribute on the electronic identity card. The election authority server computer retrieves a second cross-domain unlinkable pseudonym and the vote-eligibility attribute from the electronic identity card, the second cross-domain unlinkable pseudonym being associated with the election authority, and writes an attribute on the electronic identity card indicative of receipt of a vote cast by the voter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Milan J. Krizenecky, Michael Webster, Michal Botka
  • Patent number: 10693645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a security management system for performing a secure transmission of data from a token to a service provider server by means of an identity provider server, wherein said security management system comprises: —said identity provider server which is adapted to: —open with said token a secure messaging channel by means of a General Authentication Procedure using at least one certificate; —receive via said secure messaging channel from said token enciphered data; —transmit to said service provider server said enciphered data; —said service provider server which is adapted to: —receive from said identity provider server enciphered data of said token; —decipher said enciphered data to extract said data; —said token which is adapted to: —encipher data; and—transmit via said secure messaging channel to said identity provider server said enciphered data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Thales Dis France SA
    Inventors: Georges Debois, Aline Gouget, Michael Webster
  • Patent number: 10662793
    Abstract: A sealing system for a multi-stage turbine includes multiple first interstage seal subsystems disposed circumferentially about a rotor wheel shaft of the multi-stage turbine and extending axially between a first turbine stage and a second turbine stage of the multi-stage turbine. Each of the first interstage seal subsystems includes multiple near flow path seal segments. The first interstage seal subsystem also includes a forward coverplate disposed axially between a first turbine wheel of the first turbine stage and the near flow path seal segment and an aft coverplate disposed axially between the near flow path seal segment and a second turbine wheel of the second turbine stag. Further, each of the forward coverplate and the aft coverplate extends radially to a first stage bucket and a second stage bucket respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Omprakash Samudrala, Edip Sevincer, Jonathan Michael Webster, Fernando Jorge Casanova
  • Patent number: 10603645
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a diffuser assembly configured to be disposed in an extraction path of an extracting solvent in an extraction vessel. The diffuser assembly includes a housing configured to be disposed within the extraction vessel, the housing including an inner surface and an outer surface. The diffuser assembly includes an inlet structure disposed within the housing. The diffuser assembly includes an outlet structure disposed within the housing and spaced from the inlet structure to form a mixing chamber between the inlet structure and the outlet structure. The inlet structure and the outlet structure each have a porosity configured for passage of the extracting solvent therethrough. Passage of the extracting solvent through the inlet structure, the mixing chamber, and the outlet structure redistributes flow of the extracting solvent along the extraction path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Webster, David Sauers, Curt White, Steven Stricko
  • Publication number: 20190282926
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methodologies, systems, and devices for compressing CO2 for recycling within a CO2-based chromatography or extraction system. A bellows pump can receive CO2 in a gaseous state and can compress the CO2 into a liquid or partially liquid-vapor state using hydraulic compression. Once compressed, the liquid or liquid-vapor CO2 can be recycled within the CO2-based chromatography or extraction system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Stricko, Glenn Chesney, Andrew Sulik, Michael Webster, Edward J. Ognibene, Brendan McKinley, David Sauers
  • Publication number: 20190282923
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methodologies, systems, and devices for discretely collecting extracts from an extract collection container of a CO2-based extraction system. A removable liner can be placed within the extract collection container such that the extract is collected within the removable liner, which can be removed or collected at discrete times. The removable liner can be hung from an extract fluid inlet tube or attached to an internal sidewall of the extract collection container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Ognibene, Michael Webster, Andrew Sulik, Steven Stricko, Andrew Aubin, Christopher J. Hudalla
  • Publication number: 20190282928
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methodologies, systems, and devices for collecting extract in a CO2-based extraction system. A diffuser can be used, attached to one end of an extraction tube, in order to depressurize the CO2 and extract mixture as it exits the diffuser and enters the extraction collection container. A splash guard can also be attached to the extraction tube in order to block any splashing of extract while CO2 is allowed to vent from the extraction collection container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Ognibene, Michael Webster, Pratik Gandhi, Steven Stricko, Darcy Shave, Andrew Aubin, Joseph D. Antocci, Richard Skinner, Bryan Cumming, Ziqiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10337345
    Abstract: A sealing system for a multi-stage turbine includes multiple interstage seal segments disposed circumferentially about a turbine rotor wheel assembly and extending axially between a forward turbine stage and an aft turbine stage. Each of the interstage seal segments includes a forward end portion including an outer seal surface and an inner support face, an aft end portion, including an outer seal surface and an inner support face and a main body portion extending axially from the forward end portion to the aft end. The main body portion includes at least two support webs coupling the outer seal surfaces and the inner support faces. The outer seal surfaces are configured to be retained in a radial direction by a land support on each of a forward and aft stage turbine buckets, such that substantially all the centrifugal load from the multiple interstage seal segments is transferred to the forward and aft stage turbine buckets. A method of assembling the sealing system is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Omprakash Samudrala, Fernando Jorge Casanova, Edip Sevincer, Jonathan Michael Webster
  • Patent number: D956789
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Alex Gansert, Stephen Webster, John Ludwick, Michael Aidikonis, JuliaMarie Nepomuceno, Prasanth Prabhu, Yanina Kazankova, Roberto DeLaTorre