Patents by Inventor Michael White

Michael White 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: 20240122659
    Abstract: A robot connector, including: a connector configured to connect to a mounting surface of a robot; a guiding insert that is compressible, wherein the guiding insert has an opening configured to receive a guide tube; a guide tube holder with an opening wherein the guide tube is attached to the connector and the opening is configured to receive the compressible guiding insert; and a locking mechanism configured to lock the guiding insert and the guide tube to the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Jorn Richter, Michael White, Phillippe Lindenmann
  • Publication number: 20240122654
    Abstract: A device for computer aided surgery, including: a body; an optical element coupled to the body; a fiducial coupled to the body; and a calibration element. The calibration element be a pointer tip or a divot, either individually or in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: William Frasier, Thomas Kuenzi, Philippe Lindenmann, Michael White, Marc Puls, Timothy Minogue, Montserrat Ruth Charles-Harris Ferrer, Sharmila Palani, Clement Vidale, Stephane Lavallee, Paul Mesple
  • Patent number: 11960832
    Abstract: Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other computer-implemented methods are used to identify various semantically important chunks in documents, automatically label them with appropriate datatypes and semantic roles, and use this enhanced information to assist authors and to support downstream processes. Chunk locations, datatypes, and semantic roles can often be automatically determined from what is here called “context”, to wit, the combination of their formatting, structure, and content; those of adjacent or nearby content; overall patterns of occurrence in a document, and similarities of all these things across documents (mainly but not exclusively among documents in the same document set).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Docugami, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Begun, Steven DeRose, Taqi Jaffri, Luis Marti Orosa, Michael B. Palmer, Jean Paoli, Christina Pavlopoulou, Elena Pricoiu, Swagatika Sarangi, Marcin Sawicki, Manar Shehadeh, Michael Taron, Bhaven Toprani, Zubin Rustom Wadia, David Watson, Eric White, Joshua Yongshin Fan, Kush Gupta, Andrew Minh Hoang, Zhanlin Liu, Jerome George Paliakkara, Zhaofeng Wu, Yue Zhang, Xiaoquan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11959558
    Abstract: A valve body with an integral bypass includes a primary valve body portion defining a primary bore extending through the primary valve body portion from a primary upstream end to a primary downstream end, the primary bore defining an axis, the primary bore including a primary upstream bore extending through the primary upstream end and a primary downstream bore extending through the primary downstream end, the primary valve body portion configured to house a valve member between the primary upstream bore and the primary downstream bore; and the bypass seamlessly integrated with the primary valve body portion, the bypass defining a bypass bore, the bypass bore including a bypass upstream bore and a bypass downstream bore, the bypass including a bypass valve body disposed between the bypass upstream bore and the bypass downstream bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Sutterfield, Michael Louis Broggi, Jason White Bradley
  • Patent number: 11957544
    Abstract: The motorized ear-cleaning device is a tool. The motorized ear-cleaning device is a therapeutic device. The motorized ear-cleaning device is adapted for use with the ear of a patient. The motorized ear-cleaning device cleans the ear. The motorized ear-cleaning device comprises a working element, a handle structure, and drive circuit. The working element attaches to the handle structure. The drive circuit mounts in the drive structure. The drive circuit rotates the working element. The rotation of the working element rubs against the ear. The working element generates a friction used to clean the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: Michael White
  • Publication number: 20240108709
    Abstract: The present invention provides vaccine compositions and methods of producing such compositions. Other embodiments of the invention include methods of treating a pathogen infection, methods of vaccinating a subject against a pathogen infection, and methods for treating an antibiotic-resistance bacterial infection in a subject in need thereof. In further embodiments, the invention includes methods of decreasing the level of a pathogen in a subject having a pathogen infection, methods of increasing the surviving rate of a subject having a pathogen infection, methods of reducing the level of pain associated with a pathogen infection, and methods of reducing the level of distress associated with a pathogen infection in a subject in need thereof. Novel scaffold compositions and opsonin-bound or lectin-bound pathogen compositions, and uses thereof, are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Michael Super, Edward J. Doherty, Mark Joseph Cartwright, Des White, Alexander Stafford, Omar Abdel-Rahman Ali, Amanda Graveline, Donald E. Ingber, David J. Mooney, Benjamin Seiler
  • Publication number: 20240091256
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of making a genetically modified immune cell for modifying a tumor microenvironment (TME) and methods of modifying a tumor microenvironment (TME). In some embodiments, the method can include delivering a first vector to an immune cell, wherein the first vector comprises a nucleic acid encoding a protein that induces T-cell proliferation, promotes persistence and activation of endogenous or adoptively transferred NK or T cells and/or induces production of an interleukin, an interferon, a PD-1 checkpoint binding protein, HMGB1, MyD88, a cytokine or a chemokine. Methods of modulating the suppression of the immune response in a tumor microenvironment, minimizing the proliferation of tumor and suppressive cells, and increasing the efficiency of an anti-cancer therapy, anti-infection therapy, antibacterial therapy, anti-viral therapy, or anti-tumoral therapy are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Courtney Crane, Michael C. Jensen, Kara White Moyes, Nicole Lieberman
  • Publication number: 20240082397
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to anti-PVRIG antibodies and stable liquid pharmaceutical formulations thereof. The present invention is directed to monotherapy and combination treatments with anti-PVRIG antibodies and anti-PD-1 antibodies, in particular nivolumab, using stable liquid pharmaceutical formulations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Mark WHITE, Inbal BARBIRO, Ilan VAKNIN, Assaf WOOL, Zurit LEVINE, Henry Adeboye ADEWOYE, MD, Michael BUCKLEY, Jun LU, John HUNTER, Anat COHEN-DAYAG, Gad S. COJOCARU, Eran OPHIR, Zoya ALTEBER
  • Publication number: 20240074976
    Abstract: Cryogranulation systems with improved dispenser assemblies are provided for use in manufacturing frozen pellets of pharmaceutical substances in a fluid medium. Methods of cryogranulating the pharmaceutical substance in the fluid medium are also provided. In particular embodiments, the dispenser assembly is used with suspensions or slurries of pharmaceutical compositions including biodegradable substances, such as proteins, peptides, and nucleic acids. In certain embodiments, the pharmaceutical substance can be adsorbed to any pharmaceutically acceptable carrier particles suitable for making pharmaceutical powders. In one embodiment, the pharmaceutical carrier can be, for example, diketopiperazine-based microparticles. The dispenser assembly improves the physical characteristics of the cryopellets formed and minimizes product loss during processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Applicant: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin Amoro, Karel Vanackere, Michael A. White
  • Publication number: 20240068558
    Abstract: Magnetically-assisted mechanical gear systems and other power transmission systems, and related methods of operation and assembly, are disclosed herein. In an example embodiment, such a system includes a driving gear, a driven gear, and a first magnetomotive force (MMF) source that generates a magnetic flux. A first portion of the flux is communicated between at least one driving gear teeth and at least one driven gear teeth so that one or more magnetic forces are exerted between the gears. When the first rotational movement of the driving gear alternates from being in the first rotational direction to being in a third rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction, then the driven gear is driven by the one or more magnetic forces so that the second rotational movement also alternates, and a first amount of backlash movement between the driving and driven gears is avoided or reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Adam Michael White, Joseph Michael Stock, Joshua Max Jones, Waleed Said, Nicholas Shaun Palmer, David George Kloos
  • Patent number: 11915571
    Abstract: A dynamic spatial monitoring platform is disclosed that provides improved management and compliance with guest-spacing requirements. The spatial monitoring platform may include a plurality of tracking modules that are configured to capture environmental data of an environment with guests. The environmental data is processed to identify spacing or distancing between guests and in response, cause one or more images to be displayed or projected by the tracking modules to provide visual feedback to one or more guests relating to their spatial relationship with other guests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Joshua Updike, Joseph White, Michael King, Natalie Concors
  • Patent number: 11889791
    Abstract: A device for leveling a surface; the device includes a shaft, a handle-means and a head-assembly. The shaft is selectively retractable, and the head-assembly is foldable to enable compact storage. The device is for personal use by a user in leveling a surface; for example, a sand bunker/sand trap on a golf course. In some versions, the device further includes an attachment-means for attaching the device to a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Curran Golf Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Curran, Michael White, Richard Gregory Elmer
  • Patent number: 11883064
    Abstract: An access device for accessing an intervertebral disc having an outer shield comprising an access shield with a larger diameter (˜16-30 mm) that reaches from the skin down to the facet line, with an inner shield having a second smaller diameter (˜5-12 mm) extending past the access shield and reaches down to the disc level. This combines the benefits of the direct visual microsurgical/mini open approaches and the percutaneous, “ultra-MIS” techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Daniel Thommen, Joern Richter, Michael Wang, Richard Assaker, Richard Fessler, Christoph Mehren, Seang Beng Tan, William Taylor, Eric Buehlmann, Michael White
  • Publication number: 20240023988
    Abstract: Surgical access port stabilization systems and methods are described herein. Such systems and methods can be employed to provide ipsilateral stabilization of a surgical access port, e.g., during spinal surgeries. In one embodiment, a surgical system can include an access port configured for percutaneous insertion into a patient to define a channel to a surgical site and an anchor configured for insertion into the patient's bone. Further, the access port can be coupled to the anchor such that a longitudinal axis of the access port and a longitudinal axis of the anchor are non-coaxial. With such a system, a surgeon or other user can access a surgical site through the access port without the need for external or other stabilization of the access port, but can instead position the access port relative to an anchor already placed in the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Michael White, Stephane Gully, Jan Klett, Peter Senn, Joern Richter
  • Publication number: 20240023989
    Abstract: Adjustable-length surgical access devices are disclosed herein, which can advantageously allow an overall length of the access device to be quickly and easily changed by the user. The access devices herein can reduce or eliminate the need to maintain an inventory of many different length access devices. In some embodiments, the length of the access device can be adjusted while the access device is inserted into the patient. This can reduce or eliminate the need to swap in and out several different access devices before arriving at an optimal length access device. This can also reduce or eliminate the need to change the access device that is inserted into a patient as the depth at which a surgical step is performed changes over the course of a procedure. Rather, the length of the access device can be adjusted in situ and on-the-fly as needed or desired to accommodate different surgical depths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Michael White, Joern Richter, Jan Klett, Stephane Gully, Veronique Zollmann, Richard Kocharian
  • Patent number: 11865391
    Abstract: A forest fire retardant composition contains a retardant compound that includes a phosphate salt. The phosphate salt may include diammonium phosphate, diammonium orthophosphate, monoammonium phosphate, monoammonium orthophosphate, monosodium phosphate, disodium phosphate, disodium phosphate hydrate, sodium ammonium phosphate, sodium ammonium phosphate hydrate, sodium tripolyphosphate, trisodium phosphate, or dipotassium phosphate, and combinations thereof. The forest fire retardant composition may include an ammonium source. The composition may be in the form of a dry concentrate, a liquid concentrate, or a final diluted product. The final diluted product is effective in suppressing, retarding, and controlling forest fires while exhibiting corrosion resistance and low toxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: FRS Group, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Hulbert, Robert J. Burnham, Michael S. Schnarr, Gerald Geissler, David W. Wilkening, Joseph McLellan, Michael White
  • Patent number: 11865392
    Abstract: A forest fire retardant composition contains a retardant compound that includes a phosphate salt. The phosphate salt may include diammonium phosphate, diammonium orthophosphate, monoammonium phosphate, monoammonium orthophosphate, monosodium phosphate, disodium phosphate, disodium phosphate hydrate, sodium ammonium phosphate, sodium ammonium phosphate hydrate, sodium tripolyphosphate, trisodium phosphate, or dipotassium phosphate, and combinations thereof. The forest fire retardant composition may include an ammonium source. The composition may be in the form of a dry concentrate, a liquid concentrate, or a final diluted product. The final diluted product is effective in suppressing, retarding, and controlling forest fires while exhibiting corrosion resistance and low toxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: FRS Group, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Hulbert, Robert J. Burnham, Michael S. Schnarr, Gerald Geissler, David W. Wilkening, Joseph McLellan, Michael White
  • Patent number: 11858350
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable storage media provide flexible vehicle status notifications via an instrument cluster displayed on an in-vehicle screen. In some examples, when a non-displayed gauge goes into an out-of-parameter or warning range, the gauge may be dynamically shown in the out-of-parameter or warning state in a container position assigned to the gauge in another display or in a dynamic container position in the instrument cluster. In some examples, a popup notification may be provided to inform the driver of a condition. When there are multiple notifications, they may be grouped into definable severity classifications and prioritized so that a notification determined to be a most important message at the time is presented to the driver in a notification zone central to a driver's field of vision on the instrument cluster that allows for reusing screen space for providing warning and information from a range of data sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: PACCAR Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Karl Jahns, Ryan Anthony Reed, Jonathan Scott Duncan, Jon Forrest Acton, Jacob Michael White, Raeef Hesham Wahib Barsoum, Brett Grant Kellerstedt, Ian Ramsay Hunt, Hervé Jen Raymond Cecchi, Anna-Magdalena Schatz, Christina Nenke, Marc George Wilczak, Nicole Johnson
  • Publication number: 20230407425
    Abstract: A method of treating a valve body is disclosed herein. The method includes using a medium carbon steel, and treating the valve body to a carburizing heating step, an intermediate annealing step, a hardening step, and a tempering step. These steps provide a durable valve seat surface for the valve body such that the valve seat can withstand the conditions that involve high friction or otherwise intense operating conditions, such as oil and gas applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Dinkel, Yegor Rudnik, Werner Trojahn, Michael Conlin, Michael White
  • Patent number: D1013167
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: MiRus, LLC
    Inventor: Jared Michael White