Patents by Inventor Michael Woods

Michael Woods 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: 20240027644
    Abstract: A method and system for azimuthal direction detection of a cable. The method may comprise disposing an electromagnetic logging tool into a wellbore, transmitting a primary electromagnetic field from the one or more transmitters, recording one or more secondary electromagnetic fields at the one or more receivers, and identifying a direction to the cable from the one or more secondary electromagnetic fields. The system may comprise one or more transmitters disposed on the electromagnetic logging tool and configured to transmit a primary electromagnetic field. The system may further comprise one or more receivers disposed on the electromagnetic logging tool and configured to record one or more secondary electromagnetic fields. Additionally, the system may further comprise an information handling system configured to identify a direction to an azimuthally localized reduction in metal of the conductor or increase in the metal of the conductor from the secondary electromagnetic fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Baris Guner, Ahmed Fouda, Kristoffer Thomas Walker, Stuart Michael Wood
  • Patent number: 11786310
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided in which local tissue diagnostic measurements are correlated with archival local tissue diagnostic data from prior tissue analyses to supplement diagnostic measurements with tissue analysis data from prior tissue analyses having similar local tissue diagnostic data. The tissue analysis data may include information such as pathology data, outcome data, and diagnosis data. The archived local tissue diagnostic data and the tissue analysis data may be stored in a database, and employed for a wide variety of methods, involving preoperative, intraoperative, and/or postoperative phases of a medical procedure. Methods and systems are also provided for displaying, on a medical image shown in a user interface, hyperlinked reference markers associated with tissue analyses, where the reference markers are shown at locations corresponding to local tissue analyses, and where associated diagnostic data and/or tissue analysis may be viewed by selecting a given reference marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventors: Cameron Piron, Gal Sela, Monroe M. Thomas, Simon Alexander, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Michael Wood, Alex Panther, Joshua Richmond, Wes Hodges, David Gallop
  • Publication number: 20230309648
    Abstract: Improved soles and insoles for shoes, in particular sports shoes, are described. In an aspect, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with at least a first and a second surface region is provided. The first surface region comprises expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (“TPU”). The second surface region is free from expanded TPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Stuart David Reinhardt, Darren Michael Wood, Angus Wardlaw, Timothy Kelvin Robinson, John Whiteman
  • Publication number: 20230316280
    Abstract: Using a machine learning model(s) for fraud reduction is described. A payment service computing platform may receive, from an electronic device, user data associated with a user, and dynamically determine an incentive(s) associated with the user based on the user data. The incentive(s) may be determined using a trained machine learning model(s) that is trained based on previously collected user data. The payment service computing platform can then cause a user interface to be displayed via a payment application executing on the electronic device, wherein the user interface presents an interactive element(s) for receiving the incentive(s) in exchange for the user referring at least one other user to a payment service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Mohsen Sardari, Angelo Monteux, Michael Woods, Brian Boates, Dustin Stolp, Meenal Chhabra, Scott Cole
  • Patent number: 11726276
    Abstract: A photonics transceiver is described herein, wherein the photonics transceiver exhibits improved areal bandwidth density and improved energy per bit consumption relative to conventional photonics transceivers. The photonics transceiver achieves an areal bandwidth density of at least 5 Tbps/mm2 with an energy consumption of less than 500 fJ/bit (sum of energy consumed for both a transmitted bit and a received bit). The photonics transceiver is a multi-chip module, where chips in the multi-chip module are tightly integrated with one another. The multi-chip module includes light source, photodetector, photonics, and control/logic chips. The photonics chip includes transparent conducting oxide integrated optical modulators and multiplexers and demultiplexers based on MEMS-tunable optical ring resonators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignees: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Michael Wood, Alejandro J. Grine, Darwin K. Serkland, Bryan James Kaehr, Andrew E. Hollowell, Gregory M. Peake, Alexander Ruyack, Sam Palermo
  • Publication number: 20230250373
    Abstract: Stillage solids concentration methods are disclosed wherein a solids concentration aid is added to a process stream mixture in a corn to ethanol process. The solids concentration aid may comprise a cationic polymer coagulant or flocculant or both, a starch based coagulant or flocculant or a biologically derived (i.e., plant or animal origin) coagulant or flocculant. Acrylamide/quaternary ammonium copolymers and homopolymeric polydiallyldimethyl ammonium chloride polymers are noteworthy examples of suitable solids concentration aids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: John Andrew Schrader, Bryan Williams, Michael Wood, Jeniffer Brown, Umit Turunc
  • Patent number: 11722120
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-tunable optical ring resonator is described herein. The ring resonator includes a resonator ring and a tuner ring, along with one or more springs. The springs may be internal or external, i.e., either within or outside the areal footprint of the resonator ring and the tuner ring. The one or more springs are configured to displace the tuner ring from the resonator ring by a desired gap based upon a desired resonant wavelength of the resonator ring. Tuning is implemented by applying a voltage to the ring resonator, with motion of the tuner ring causing a corresponding change in the effective index of the resonator ring. As the ring resonator is essentially a capacitive device, it draws very little power once tuning is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Wood, Alejandro J. Grine, Darwin K. Serkland, Alexander Ruyack
  • Patent number: 11717376
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamic validation, registration correction for surgical navigation during medical procedures involving confirmation of registration between previously registered virtual objects, in a common coordinate frame of a surgical navigation system and an operating room, and intra-operatively acquired imaging during the medical procedure in the common coordinate frame. The method involves displaying intra-operatively acquired imaging of the surgical field, containing the real objects corresponding to the previously registered virtual objects, with the real objects being tracked by a tracking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Synaptive Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Gal Sela, Cameron Piron, Michael Wood, Joshua Richmond, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Stephen McFadyen, Monroe M. Thomas, Wes Hodges, Simon Alexander, David Gallop
  • Patent number: 11707108
    Abstract: Improved soles and insoles for shoes, in particular sports shoes, are described. In an aspect, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with at least a first and a second surface region is provided. The first surface region comprises expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (“TPU”). The second surface region is free from expanded TPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Stuart David Reinhardt, Darren Michael Wood, Angus Wardlaw, Timothy Kelvin Robinson, John Whiteman
  • Patent number: 11692446
    Abstract: A method for forming a component for a gas turbine engine may include forming a first portion of the component that includes a cast metal or metal alloy, forming a second portion of the component that includes presintered preform defining at least one support structure, positioning the second portion on the first portion to define an assembly such that the first portion and the second portion define at least one cooling channel therebetween, and heating the assembly to join the first portion and the second portion and form the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc., Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew T. Kush, Michael Wood, Scott Nelson, Joseph Peter Henderkott
  • Publication number: 20230195216
    Abstract: Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. An augmented reality display system comprises a handheld component housing an electromagnetic field emitter, the electromagnetic field emitter emitting a known magnetic field, the head mounted component coupled to one or more electromagnetic sensors that detect the magnetic field emitted by the electromagnetic field emitter housed in the handheld component, wherein a head pose is known, and a controller communicatively coupled to the handheld component and the head mounted component, the controller receiving magnetic field data from the handheld component, and receiving sensor data from the head mounted component, wherein the controller determining a hand pose based at least in part on the received magnetic field data and the received sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Woods
  • Patent number: 11655717
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine component may include an airfoil extending radially from a base to a blade tip, the airfoil including a pressure sidewall and a suction sidewall each extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge opposite the leading edge, an internal cooling circuit extending from the base to the blade tip; and a squealer tip. The squealer tip may include a first and a second squealer tip rail adjacent to the first squealer tip rail, and a squealer tip cap extending between the first and second squealer tip rails. The blade tip, the first and second squealer tip rails, and the squealer tip cap may define an internal squealer tip cooling channel. The blade tip may define a supply aperture that fluidly connect the internal cooling circuit and the internal squealer tip cooling channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Peter Henderkott, Corina Moga, John Alan Weaver, Michael Wood
  • Patent number: 11655692
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure generally relate to orienting perforation systems for subterranean operations. An alignment system comprises a first component coupled to a charge tube, the first component operable to rotate in concert with the charge tube, wherein an axis of rotation of the first component extends in a direction of the longitudinal axis of the first component; a second component nested within the first component or disposed within a gun body, wherein the charge tube is movably disposed within the gun body; and an electrical contact extending through the first and second components, wherein the first component is further operable to move in axial directions within the gun body and along the electrical contact to interlock with the second component or separate from the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Michael Wood, Darren Philip Walters, Matthew Kinter
  • Publication number: 20230143097
    Abstract: The invention includes pharmaceutical compositions that diminish and/or dissolve calcium deposits in arterial walls, methods for diminishing and/or dissolving calcium deposits in arterial walls, and methods for making and administering such compositions. The compositions comprise oral dosage forms of serrapeptase, nattokinase, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 administered twice daily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventor: Michael Woods
  • Patent number: 11619988
    Abstract: Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. An augmented reality display system comprises a handheld component housing an electromagnetic field emitter, the electromagnetic field emitter emitting a known magnetic field, the head mounted component coupled to one or more electromagnetic sensors that detect the magnetic field emitted by the electromagnetic field emitter housed in the handheld component, wherein a head pose is known, and a controller communicatively coupled to the handheld component and the head mounted component, the controller receiving magnetic field data from the handheld component, and receiving sensor data from the head mounted component, wherein the controller determining a hand pose based at least in part on the received magnetic field data and the received sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Woods
  • Publication number: 20230102220
    Abstract: A gas projectile platform having a trigger that can rotate when pressure is applied to the trigger, a first spool biased against a magnet, a pad assembly that, when actuated, allows pressure to enter an first spool pressure area forward the first spool and configured to release the first spool from the magnet when sufficient pressure is transferred to the first spool pressure area, the first spool configured to transmit pressure to a second spool wherein the second spool is configured to be positioned rearward overcoming a spring force to allow press to release from a bolt pressure area, wherein the bolt pressure area is pressurized when the bolt is in a forward position and configured to transition rearward when the second spool overcomes the spring force and wherein an ejection pressure stored in a bolt pressure area is transmitted to a chamber and ejects a projectile from a barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: War Machine, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wood, Chris Vandenberghe
  • Publication number: 20230093658
    Abstract: A method for forming a component for a gas turbine engine may include forming a first portion of the component that includes a cast metal or metal alloy, forming a second portion of the component that includes presintered preform defining at least one support structure, positioning the second portion on the first portion to define an assembly such that the first portion and the second portion define at least one cooling channel therebetween, and heating the assembly to join the first portion and the second portion and form the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew T. Kush, Michael Wood, Scott Nelson, Joseph Peter Henderkott
  • Publication number: 20230081004
    Abstract: A cover is provided for an air conditioner of an enclosure. The cover can include a top wall and first and second side walls that at least partly define an interior compartment of the cover. The cover can further include a tab extending from the top wall into the interior compartment, a first side clip extending obliquely from the first side wall into the interior compartment, and a second side clip extending obliquely from the second side wall to the interior compartment. The tab and side clips can be configured to engage the air conditioner to retain the cover on the air conditioner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Woods, Michael Koehler, Michael Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20230083323
    Abstract: This system is a pneumatic actuation valve assembly that can include a frame; a timing spool housing; a timing spool carriage; a timing spool; a magnet configured to bias the timing spool in a forward position; a main spool and configured to travel toward a frame forward portion when a fluid is received into a mid-main spool pressure area wherein the main spool actuates a bolt carried by the frame and is configured to receive a projectile in an open position and chamber the projectile in a closed position; and, a bore defined in the timing spool configured to allow pressure in a rear main spool pressure area to escape through the bore releasing rearward pressure on the timing spool allowing the timing spool to travel from the rearward position to the forward position according to an attraction of the magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: War Machine, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wood, Chris Vandenberghe
  • Publication number: 20230070103
    Abstract: A computer system is provided that includes a storage system, at least one transceiver, and a processing system with at least one hardware processor. The storage system stores a first list pair. The transceiver receives electronic data messages that each include a respective data transaction request. The processing system determines how the new data transaction request should be processed based on which communication protocol was used to submit the request. Updates regarding the first list pair are sent out to non-party client computer systems using different communication protocols, where one is faster than the other, but the slower update includes private data therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Leo GOLUBOVSKY, Michael WOOD, Jonathan WAKEFIELD