Patents by Inventor Michael West

Michael West 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: 11940385
    Abstract: We describe apparatuses, systems, method, reagents, and kits for conducting assays as well as process for their preparation. They are particularly well suited for conducting automated sampling, sample preparation, and analysis in a multi-well plate assay format. For example, they may be used for automated analysis of particulates in air and/or liquid samples derived therefrom in environmental monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Charles M. Clinton, Eli N. Glezer, Sharon West, George Sigal, Carl Stevens, Michael L. Vock
  • Patent number: 11927836
    Abstract: Small optics (femtooptics) may be made with optical metasurfaces or diffractive surfaces. Baffles may be formed in the femtooptics with through-glass-via techniques or a variety of etching strategies. Femtooptics may in addition be made using wafer stacking techniques. Variations and combinations of these approaches lead to femtooptics manufacturable in vast quantities by semiconductor wafer processing techniques, also referred to as wafer level optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Elliot Lemoff, Michael West Wiemer
  • Patent number: 11927621
    Abstract: Cryogenic testing systems for testing electronic components such as wafers under cryogenic conditions are provided. The novel designs enable fast throughput by use of a cryogenically maintained test surface to which wafers may be rapidly introduced, cooled, and manipulated to contact testing elements while maintaining high quality cryogenic conditions. Thermal shielding is achieved by floating shields and/or flexible bellows that provide effective thermal shielding of the test environment while enabling manipulation of wafers with a wide range of motion. Also provided are novel door assemblies, chuck configurations, and vacuum plate bases that enable effective maintenance of cryogenic conditions and high throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: High Precision Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Snow, Joshua West
  • Publication number: 20240077781
    Abstract: Conventional high performance computer connections are electron-based systems, which require the memory packages to be as close as mechanically possible to the computation engine. Low power and high bandwidth communication, e.g. photonic, links can drastically change the architecture of high-performance computers by eliminating the bottlenecks in communication and augment existing memory systems to allow them to be both high capacity and high bandwidth simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Mitchell A NAHMIAS, Michael J. HOCHBERG, Thomas W. BAEHR-JONES, Ari NOVACK, David Cureton BAKER, Matthew CHANG, Lei WANG, Matthew STRESHINSKY, Wuchun WU, Hamidreza NAHAVANDI, Brian West
  • Publication number: 20230390171
    Abstract: A deodorant composition comprising a lipophilic carboxylic acid, wherein the lipophilic carboxylic acid has a C Log D from ?0.5 to 3 at a pH from 3 to 5, and at least about 20%, by weight of the composition, of a short-chain glycol, wherein the composition is free of aluminum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Jonathan Robert Cetti, Ryan Michael West, Kevin Robert Johnstone, Sebastian Karol Galazka, Brooke Michele Cochran
  • Publication number: 20230386011
    Abstract: A novel video inspection method for an interior surface of a small diameter pipe may include the steps of advancing a videoscope through the pipe of known size while acquiring raw images therefrom; estimating the video camera pose for at least some of the raw images; sequentially building a pipe point cloud, a mesh, and a 3D textured model of the interior surface of the pipe from the raw images with adjustments for video camera poses; unwrapping the raw images using camera poses and the pipe point cloud to create unwrapped images of the interior surface of the pipe; and creating a panoramic image of the interior surface of the pipe by stitching the unwrapped images together. The method improves on a conventional Structure-from-Motion technique and allows enhanced sharpness, reduced artifacts, and improved uniformity of lighting as a result of reduced model noise and removal of outliers. The method may be implemented with conventional video borescopes by postprocessing raw images using proprietary software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Dayi Zhang, Gordon Ian Dobie, Graeme Michael West, Colin Forrester
  • Patent number: 11826446
    Abstract: Disclosed are oral care compositions of phosphonate and sulfonate group containing polymer compositions that have targeted uses with divalent cations and surfaces having divalent cations. These compounds can be used to deliver anionic character to surfaces such as calcium hydroxyapatite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ryan Michael West, Scott Leroy Cron, Yingkun Jin, William Michael Glandorf
  • Patent number: 11699383
    Abstract: A display is created using “smart pixels.” A smart pixel is a pixel of a display that integrates the pixel pipeline as part of the pixel, rather than using separate integrated circuits. A smart pixel may be based on an integrated stack that includes light emitting elements, an external data contact for receiving digital data for that pixel, and also the pixel pipeline from the digital data to the light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Scott Martin, Naamah Argaman, Michael West Wiemer
  • Patent number: 11686953
    Abstract: A contact lens having a cap, core, and base forming three layers to allow for the contact lens to be thick enough to accommodate a payload, while ensuring sufficient oxygenation of the wearer's eye. The cap and base are each a thin layer of gas-permeable material, each shaped to form an air gap between them and the core. The two air gaps are connected by air passages that traverse the core. Oxygen from an outside environment passes through the gas-permeable cap to reach the outer air gap, through the air passages to the inner air gap, and through the gas-permeable base to reach the cornea of the wearer's eye. The cap may be annular in form, having a center hole such that the cap does not extend over the central zone of the core, reducing a thickness of the contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Lyle Hackett, Eric Johnson, Michael West Wiemer, Donald Arthur Ice
  • Publication number: 20230170561
    Abstract: A microbattery uses automated machinery and press-fitting to achieve small sizes. The battery has a case with a width of not more than two mm. The case includes a first terminal and a second terminal. A first electrode is electrically connected to the first terminal of the case. A second electrode includes a conductive lip that makes a press fit contact to the case, whereby the second electrode is electrically connected to the second terminal of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventor: Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20230170586
    Abstract: A microbattery uses automated machinery to achieve small sizes. The case includes a first terminal that has a hole. A second terminal is located in the hole of the case and is electrically separated from the first terminal. The battery includes two electrodes (anode and cathode). A first electrode is electrically connected to the first terminal. A pin extends through the hole in the first electrode. The pin is electrically connected on one end to the second terminal and on an opposite end to a second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventor: Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20230129607
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cosmetic composition precursor that is rapidly hydratable and conducive to creating a personalized end-product. This invention thus relates to a cosmetic composition precursor having fatty acid, inorganic base, and high HLB surfactants and methods of using said precursors in creating the end-product. The invention also relates to end-use compositions made from the hydratable cosmetic composition precursor of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Hasiba BEKTO, Brian Andrew CROTTY, Teanoosh MOADDEL, Alan Michael WEST
  • Patent number: 11624938
    Abstract: An unobtrusive augmented reality (AR) system can be used to assist the wearer in every day interactions by projecting information from the contact lens display onto the retina of the wearer's eye. The unobtrusive augmented reality system includes a necklace and a contact lens display that are unobtrusive to the wearer and the wearer's surrounding environment. The necklace of the unobtrusive augmented reality system generates power and data for the contact lens displays. The necklace and contact lens display include conductive coils inductively coupled by a magnetic field. The inductive coupling allows data and power generated by the necklace to be transferred to the contact lens display. A projector in the contact lens display projects images generated from the data onto the retina of the wearers eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory David Miller, Brian Elliot Lemoff, Kuang-mon Ashley Tuan, Herbert John Kniess, Ion Opris, Michael West Wiemer, Drew Daniel Perkins
  • Patent number: 11619813
    Abstract: A small imager mounted on a user's eye (referred to as a femtoimager) is coordinated with an external camera. The femtoimager may be contained in a contact lens, and it may be aligned with the gaze a user's eye. The femtoimager and external camera capture images with overlapping views of the external environment. Images from the two imagers may be compared with one another to estimate the femtoimager's view of the external environment relative to the camera's view of the external environment. This may then be used for different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Elliot Lemoff, Ritu Raj Singh, Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20230093399
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include methods and compositions related to the production and use of pluripotent stem cell-derived clonal embryonic progenitor cell types useful in the generation of cellular components of brown adipocyte tissue for research and therapy relating to applications in obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Michael West, Hal Sternberg
  • Patent number: 11604355
    Abstract: A variety of femtoprojector optical systems are described. Each of them can be made small enough to fit in a contact lens using plastic injection molding, diamond turning, photolithography and etching, or other techniques. Most, but not all, of the systems include a solid cylindrical transparent substrate with a curved primary mirror formed on one end and a secondary mirror formed on the other end. Any of the designs may use light blocking, light-redirecting, absorbing coatings or other types of baffle structures as needed to reduce stray light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Elliot Lemoff, George Michael Mihalakis, Gregory David Miller, Ronald Maynard, Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20230056103
    Abstract: A system includes a loading/unloading facility, a user apparatus having a user interface configured to communicate with a driver of a delivery/pick-up vehicle, and an administrator apparatus configured to communicate with the user apparatus and the loading/unloading facility. The driver checks into the user apparatus and the administrator apparatus coordinates arrival of the delivery/pick-up vehicle at the loading/unloading facility. The driver may check in at the user apparatus without touching the user apparatus and without exiting the vehicle. The driver may receive shipping documents from the user apparatus and may electronically sign the shipping documents without exiting the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventors: Ronald H. Mains, Chathan Mangat, Kenneth John Guillot, JR., Mark Michael West
  • Publication number: 20230058101
    Abstract: (1) A Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) whereby the driver is positioned facing away from the rear-mounted mast and loading mechanism. This machine increases the operational field of view and awareness of surroundings during extended paths of transit in both warehouse and manufacturing facilities. Cameras, lights, and a dash-mounted display are utilized for assisting the operator with the loading and unloading of materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventor: Brandon Michael West
  • Publication number: 20220392395
    Abstract: A display is created using “smart pixels.” A smart pixel is a pixel of a display that integrates the pixel pipeline as part of the pixel, rather than using separate integrated circuits. A smart pixel may be based on an integrated stack that includes light emitting elements, an external data contact for receiving digital data for that pixel, and also the pixel pipeline from the digital data to the light emitting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Scott Martin, Naamah Argaman, Michael West Wiemer
  • Patent number: D1015838
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CleverMade, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Carlson, Jason West