Patents by Inventor Nathan Morris

Nathan Morris 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: 10327750
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for correcting sagittal imbalance in a spine including instruments for performing the controlled release of the anterior longitudinal ligament through a lateral access corridor and hyper-lordotic lateral implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Luiz Pimenta, Michael Serra, Andrew Morris, Nathan Lovell, Nelson Oi, Eugene Shoshtaev
  • Publication number: 20190107074
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for continuously estimating a direct injector tip temperature based on heat transfer to the injector from the cylinder due to combustion conditions, and heat transfer to the injector due to flow of cool fuel from the fuel rail. Variations in the injector tip temperature from a steady-state temperature are monitored when the direct injector is deactivated. Upon reactivation, a fuel pulse width commanded to the direct injector is updated to account for a temperature-induced change in fuel density, thereby reducing the occurrence of air-fuel ratio errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Nathan Morris, Mark Richard Skilling
  • Publication number: 20190073467
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a computer-implemented platform for managing electronic endorsable instruments and electronic endorser verification information in order to validate endorser identity. A computer system receives an endorsable electronic instrument and a mobile phone number associated with a targeted potential endorser. The endorsable electronic instrument and a verification information request are sent to the mobile phone number by sending a link to a web-based application via SMS/MMS message. The endorsed electronic instrument and corresponding verification information are received and are associated to validate the endorsed instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan M. ANDERSON, Nathan MORRIS, James BLAKE, Wesley A. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20190075072
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes integrating SMS/MMS messaging with a collaboration platform, and filtering SMS/MMS messages within a collaboration platform. One embodiment includes associating a phone number with a project within a collaboration platform; receiving an SMS/MMS message at the phone number from a mobile telephone device; and based on receiving the SMS/MMS message at the phone number, adding the content of the message to an activity feed of the project. In another embodiment, a phone number can be associated with a plurality of projects. Attributes of SMS/MMS messages received at this phone number is compared to project data of the plurality of projects to route the message content to an activity feed of a project of the plurality of projects, or to a mailroom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan M. ANDERSON, Nathan MORRIS, James BLAKE
  • Patent number: 10184416
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for continuously estimating a direct injector tip temperature based on heat transfer to the injector from the cylinder due to combustion conditions, and heat transfer to the injector due to flow of cool fuel from the fuel rail. Variations in the injector tip temperature from a steady-state temperature are monitored when the direct injector is deactivated. Upon reactivation, a fuel pulse width commanded to the direct injector is updated to account for a temperature-induced change in fuel density, thereby reducing the occurrence of air-fuel ratio errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Morris, Mark Richard Skilling
  • Publication number: 20180340487
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for continuously estimating a direct injector tip temperature based on heat transfer to the injector from the cylinder due to combustion conditions, and heat transfer to the injector due to flow of cool fuel from the fuel rail. Variations in the injector tip temperature from a steady-state temperature are monitored when the direct injector is deactivated. Upon reactivation, a fuel pulse width commanded to the direct injector is updated to account for a temperature-induced change in fuel density, thereby reducing the occurrence of air-fuel ratio errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Nathan Morris, Mark Richard Skilling
  • Patent number: 10127368
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a computer-implemented platform for managing electronic endorsable instruments and electronic endorser verification information in order to validate endorser identity. A computer system receives an endorsable electronic instrument and a mobile phone number associated with a targeted potential endorser. The endorsable electronic instrument and a verification information request are sent to the mobile phone number by sending a link to a web-based application via SMS/MMS message. The endorsed electronic instrument and corresponding verification information are received and are associated to validate the endorsed instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Filevine, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan M. Anderson, Nathan Morris, James Blake, Wesley A. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10129200
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes integrating SMS/MMS messaging with an electronic communications collaboration platform, and filtering SMS/MMS messages within a collaboration platform environment. One method includes associating a phone number with a particular project within a collaboration platform to form a project phone number, receiving a message at the project phone number, based on receiving the message at the project phone number, adding the content of the message to an activity feed of the particular project, and sending the message content added to the activity feed to one or more phone numbers from the project phone number. A project phone number can be associated with a plurality of projects, and the phone number from which a message is received at the project plurality phone number is compared to project data of the plurality of projects to route the message content to an activity feed of a project of the plurality of projects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Filevine, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan M. Anderson, Nathan Morris, James Blake
  • Patent number: 10066570
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for continuously estimating a direct injector tip temperature based on heat transfer to the injector from the cylinder due to combustion conditions, and heat transfer to the injector due to flow of cool fuel from the fuel rail. Variations in the injector tip temperature from a steady-state temperature are monitored when the direct injector is deactivated. Upon reactivation, a fuel pulse width commanded to the direct injector is updated to account for a temperature-induced change in fuel density, thereby reducing the occurrence of air-fuel ratio errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Morris, Mark Richard Skilling
  • Publication number: 20180149107
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for continuously estimating a direct injector tip temperature based on heat transfer to the injector from the cylinder due to combustion conditions, and heat transfer to the injector due to flow of cool fuel from the fuel rail. Variations in the injector tip temperature from a steady-state temperature are monitored when the direct injector is deactivated. Upon reactivation, a fuel pulse width commanded to the direct injector is updated to account for a temperature-induced change in fuel density, thereby reducing the occurrence of air-fuel ratio errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Nathan Morris, Mark Richard Skilling, Ross Dykstra Pursifull
  • Publication number: 20170255765
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a computer-implemented platform for managing electronic endorsable instruments and electronic endorser verification information in order to validate endorser identity. A computer system receives an endorsable electronic instrument and a mobile phone number associated with a targeted potential endorser. The endorsable electronic instrument and a verification information request are sent to the mobile phone number by sending a link to a web-based application via SMS/MMS message. The endorsed electronic instrument and corresponding verification information are received and are associated to validate the endorsed instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan M. Anderson, Nathan Morris, James Blake, Wesley A. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20160149853
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes integrating SMS/MMS messaging with an electronic communications collaboration platform, and filtering SMS/MMS messages within a collaboration platform environment. One method includes associating a phone number with a particular project within a collaboration platform to form a project phone number, receiving a message at the project phone number, based on receiving the message at the project phone number, adding the content of the message to an activity feed of the particular project, and sending the message content added to the activity feed to one or more phone numbers from the project phone number. A project phone number can be associated with a plurality of projects, and the phone number from which a message is received at the project plurality phone number is compared to project data of the plurality of projects to route the message content to an activity feed of a project of the plurality of projects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan M. Anderson, Nathan Morris, James Blake
  • Publication number: 20140313574
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for forming nanoparticle films using electrophoretic deposition. The methods comprise exposing a substrate to a solution, the solution comprising substantially dispersed nanoparticles, an organic solvent, and a polymer characterized by a backbone comprising Si—O groups. The methods further comprise applying an electric field to the solution, whereby a nanoparticle film is deposited on the substrate. Suitable polymers include polysiloxanes, polysilsesquioxanes and polysilicates. Coated glass windows and methods of forming the coated glass windows using the solutions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Braden Bills, Nathan Morris, Qi Hua Fan, Mukul Dubey, David Galipeau
  • Patent number: 8387122
    Abstract: Access to resource(s) intended to be shared with specific groups of individuals is controlled using concise tests of shared knowledge instead of (or in addition) to accounts and access control lists. Users can readily learn the concept and choose questions that will control the access by the desired group with little effort. Such questions can be relatively secure to guesses by those not intended to have access, particularly if the number of allowed guesses is relatively limited. Users can generally predict the security of their questions, but sometimes underestimate the ability of attackers to use Web searching or enumeration to discover answers. In such cases, the system can automatically discover weak questions and then suggest alternatives. By lowering the threshold to access control, shared knowledge tests can enable more types of information to acquire collaborative value on the Internet and on other types of networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Michael Toomim, James Fogarty, James Landay, Nathan Morris, Xianhang Zhang, Tadayoshi Kohno
  • Publication number: 20090288150
    Abstract: Access to resource(s) intended to be shared with specific groups of individuals is controlled using concise tests of shared knowledge instead of (or in addition) to accounts and access control lists. Users can readily learn the concept and choose questions that will control the access by the desired group with little effort. Such questions can be relatively secure to guesses by those not intended to have access, particularly if the number of allowed guesses is relatively limited. Users can generally predict the security of their questions, but sometimes underestimate the ability of attackers to use Web searching or enumeration to discover answers. In such cases, the system can automatically discover weak questions and then suggest alternatives. By lowering the threshold to access control, shared knowledge tests can enable more types of information to acquire collaborative value on the Internet and on other types of networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: University of Washington
    Inventors: Michael Toomim, James Fogarty, James Landay, Nathan Morris, Xianhang Zhang, Tadayoshi Kohno
  • Patent number: 6430884
    Abstract: A seismic expansion joint cover assembly installed at a motion-absorbing gap between a member A on one side of the gap and a member B on the other side of the gap includes a cover panel spanning the gap and a hinge joining one edge A of the cover panel to the member A for pivotal movement about a pivot axis. The pivot axis is spaced apart from the expansion gap so as to enable a stop between member A and the cover panel to prevent the cover panel from pivoting about the pivot axis into the expansion gap upon widening of the expansion gap. A permanent magnet and magnet striker releasably secure the other edge B of the cover panel to the member B. A tensioned cable connected between the cover panel and one of the members A and B limits the pivoting movements of the cover panel and automatically recloses the cover panel over the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Construction Specialties, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Shreiner, Roger W. Barr, Nathan Morris
  • Patent number: 6045035
    Abstract: A mailing package comprises a package body having a first section, a second section, and a third section, the first section connected to the second section by a first foldable joint;the second section is connected to a first end section through a second foldable joint and a second end section through a third foldable joint and having a plurality of end slits cut therethrough disposed near the end flaps, a first and second guide receiver slit, and a main locking flap receiver slit; andthe third section connected through a fourth foldable joint to the second section, and to a first locking end flap, a second locking end flap, and a main locking flap having a main locking tab and a first and second guide tab;the sections joined such that when the second flap is folded over the third flap the plurality of end slits are presented to the first and second locking end flaps, the first and second guide tabs are received in the first and second guide receiver slits and the main locking receiver slit is presented to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Microflex Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Murakami, Nathan Morris Saks
  • Patent number: 5891330
    Abstract: A system for treating human waste in remote or portable toilet facilities, including a holding tank that stores waste; a heat reservoir that receives waste from the holding tank, heats the waste to kill fecal coliform bacteria therein present, and routes the heated bacteria-free waste back through the holding tank. The holding tank maintains the heated bacteria-free waste separate from the contaminated waste but passes residual heat from the bacteria-free waste to the untreated waste. In one embodiment, a centrifuge receives the bacteria-free waste from the holding tank, separates the liquid waste from the solid waste, and discharges the liquid waste from the system. In one embodiment, the waste is pumped through the system to be heated in incremental portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Nathan Morris
  • Patent number: 5433842
    Abstract: A marine vessel waste treatment system includes a tank for receiving successive charges of liquid and solid waste material. A water conduit conducts heated water from the vessel's engine through the tank to heat the contents thereof above the level at which coliform bacteria can survive, thereby reducing the count of such bacteria to a level at which it is safe and acceptable to discharge the material into a waterway. A macerator pump is mounted in the tank for operation only after the temperature within the tank is sufficiently high. An electrically operated heating element is also mounted in the tank to accelerate the treatment of waste and can be used alone when desired. A thermal switch at the waste material input inhibits discharge if a fresh charge of material is received when the system is ready to discharge, thereby preventing discharge into the environment of untreated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Inventors: Nathan Morris, Donald P. Gross
  • Patent number: 4487149
    Abstract: A steering thruster for a vessel includes an oil-filled reversible submergible motor driving a reversible-thrust screw. The motor is mounted on a bracket structure at the stern of the vessel and is preferably suspended from a swim platform on the vessel transom. Power for operating the motor is derived from an on-board A.C. generator through an electrical control box which may be mounted on or near the transom and a manual operating switch which may be located in the vessel cockpit or the like. The thruster assembly, may be readily mounted without having to form holes through the hull of the vessel and without having to pull the vessel from the water. The steering package, comprising the thruster assembly, electrical control box and switch provides a convenient, moderate-cost accessory for enhancing the steering characteristics of vessels of up to about 75 feet in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1984
    Inventor: Nathan Morris