Patents by Inventor Michelle M. Young

Michelle M. Young 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: 20210366045
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure can help improve the functionality of virtual assistant (VA) systems by identifying various goals for a user (e.g., with regard to the user's employment, fitness, health, finances, etc.) and steps that can be taken by the user and/or the VA to achieve such goals. Additionally, embodiments of the present disclosure help users track progress on their goals and provide recommendations and information to help users achieve their goals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Michelle M. Young, Paul Vittimberga, Wayne Barakat, David Newman, Vincent Le Chevalier, Brian P. McMahon
  • Patent number: 11132425
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for authenticating a user based at least in part on a location of the user or a location of a user device are described. The user may be authenticated as part of a financial transaction or as part of a login process for a computing device. The user device was previously bound or associated with the user. During the authentication, a system (e.g., a financial institution computing system or a backend authentication system) requests location information from the user device. The location information may be packaged as a digital fingerprint of the user device, which can only be created from the user device. Based on the location information, the user can be authenticated thereby approving the transaction or login request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Gerard K. Cohen, Michelle D. Green, Christopher P. Smith, Craig Stuart, Kenneth L. Wright, Michelle M. Young
  • Patent number: 11017115
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure can help improve the functionality of virtual assistant (VA) systems by implementing privacy controls that protect the gathering and storage of information via the VA. The VA systems of the present disclosure may also adapt its responses to users based on such privacy controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Michelle M. Young, Paul Vittimberga, Wayne Barakat, David Newman, Vincent Le Chevalier, Brian P. McMahon
  • Patent number: 10817316
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure can help improve the functionality of virtual assistant (VA) systems by recognizing and tracking a user's mood and adapting its responses accordingly. Embodiments of the present disclosure may utilize data in real-time or near-real-time to identify a user's mood, as well as tracking a user's preferences and reactions in past interactions with the VA or in other contexts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.a.
    Inventors: Michelle M. Young, Paul Vittimberga, Wayne Barakat, David Newman, Vincent Le Chevalier, Brian P. McMahon
  • Patent number: 7887562
    Abstract: A tissue opening occluder comprising first and second occluder portions, each occluder portion including a frame structure and an attachment structure to attach one portion to the other portion. The frames may be utilized to constrain the tissue between the two portions enough to restrict the significant passage of blood therethrough. The frame portions may be covered by a fabric suspended from a perimeter thereof. The occluder portions are conjoined at least one point on each portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: EV3 Endovascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle M. Young, Jana F. Oman, Paul R. Barratt
  • Patent number: 7582103
    Abstract: A tissue opening occluder comprising first and second occluder portions, each occluder portion including a frame structure and an attachment structure to attach one portion to the other portion. The frames may be utilized to constrain the tissue between the two portions enough to restrict the significant passage of blood therethrough. The frame portions may be covered by a fabric suspended from a perimeter thereof. The occluder portions are conjoined at least one point on each portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: ev3 Endovascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle M. Young, Jana F. Oman, Paul R. Barratt
  • Patent number: 7288105
    Abstract: A tissue opening occluder comprising first and second occluder portions, each occluder portion including a frame structure and an attachment structure to attach one portion to the other portion. The frames may be utilized to constrain the tissue between the two portions enough to restrict the significant passage of blood therethrough. The frame portions may be covered by a fabric suspended from a perimeter thereof. The occluder portions are conjoined at least one point on each portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: ev3 Endovascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Jana F. Oman, Michelle M. Young
  • Publication number: 20030028213
    Abstract: A tissue opening occluder comprising first and second occluder portions, each occluder portion including a frame structure and an attachment structure to attach one portion to the other portion. The frames may be utilized to constrain the tissue between the two portions enough to restrict the significant passage of blood therethrough. The frame portions may be covered by a fabric suspended from a perimeter thereof. The occluder portions are conjoined at least one point on each portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Applicant: Microvena Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Thill, Michelle M. Young, Jana F. Oman, Paul R. Barratt