Patents by Inventor Donald A. Muntner

Donald A. Muntner 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: 20220143251
    Abstract: The representative examples are intended to help illustrate the invention, and are not intended to, nor should they be construed to, limit the scope of the invention. Indeed, various modifications of the invention and many further embodiments thereof, in addition to those shown and described herein, will become apparent to those skilled in the art from the full contents of this document, including the examples and the references to the scientific and patent literature included herein. The examples contain important additional information, exemplification and guidance that can be adapted to the practice of this invention in its various embodiments and equivalents thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Katherine Jin, Kevin Tyan, Jason Kang, David R. Schiff, Jeremy M. Ridley, Donald A. Muntner, Noah McNeely, Joseph W. Pruitt, Reile M. Slattery
  • Patent number: 11202703
    Abstract: A speech assistance device includes: an adaptor defining a first end and a second end, a first end of the adaptor configured to cover and seal directly or indirectly against a tracheal stoma defined in a neck of a user, the adaptor comprising a compressible material; a reed module connected to the adaptor, the reed module including a reed configured to produce sound using air expelled by the user from the stoma; and a tube coupled to the reed module, the tube configured to be inserted into a mouth of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Georgia Speech and Swallowing, LLC
    Inventors: Meryl L. Kaufman, J. Noah McNeely, Donald A. Muntner
  • Patent number: 11185605
    Abstract: Devices are provided for applying an indicator composition and, optionally, a disinfectant composition to an article being dispensed through the device. The device includes a housing at least partially surrounding an interior volume and having a wall defining a dispensing aperture extending through the wall, a reservoir having at least one chamber sized to contain an indicator composition, and an application mechanism positioned within the housing relative to the dispensing aperture. The reservoir optionally has a second chamber sized to contain a disinfectant composition. The application mechanism is configured to be in fluid communication with the reservoir to apply an amount of the indicator composition and the optional disinfectant composition from the reservoir to an article dispensed through the dispensing aperture. Related compositions, articles, and methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Kinnos Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Jin, Kevin Tyan, Jason Kang, David R. Schiff, Jeremy M. Ridley, Donald A. Muntner, Noah Mcneely, Joseph W. Pruitt, Reile M. Slattery
  • Publication number: 20210177218
    Abstract: Provided are devices, compositions, and methods for surface disinfection and decontamination; the devices generally adapted to contain a single or multi-component indicator composition, and optionally a disinfectant composition, and to dispense the indicator composition and optional disinfectant composition to a disinfectant solution, a surface, or a disinfectant article upon actuation of the device; also provided is an article of manufacture in the form of a removable cartridge adapted to fit a device described here, which may be pre-filled with a single or multi-component indicator composition as described here, and/or with a disinfectant composition, and one or more optional additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Katherine Jin, Kevin Tyan, Jason Kang, Sarah-Marie Saatori, Aaron Chong, Joseph W. Pruitt, Donald A. Muntner, Noah McNeely, David R. Schiff, Jeremy M. Ridley, Reile M. Slattery, Tarun Srinivasan, Yuvprakash Singh
  • Patent number: 10986844
    Abstract: Various examples are related to making flatbreads such as, e.g., a compact machine for making flatbread in a residential kitchen-type environment or other countertop, tabletop, or space limited applications. In one example, a machine includes a hopper including a mixing chamber configured for bulk addition of raw materials for preparation of flatbread pieces; a mixing assembly configured to blend the raw materials into a flatbread dough mixture; a dough piecing assembly configured to generate a dough piece from an extruded portion of the flatbread dough mixture; a lower platen configured to transfer the pressed flatbread dough piece to a cooking zone on the dough contacting surface for cooking; and a flatbread ejection station configured to remove a cooked flatbread piece from the machine. A second cooking zone can be included to further cook the pressed flatbread dough piece prior to ejection from the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SIMPLECIOUS, LLC
    Inventors: Sudhir P. Lothe, James Noah Mcneely, Donald A. Muntner
  • Publication number: 20200008933
    Abstract: A speech assistance device includes: an adaptor defining a first end and a second end, a first end of the adaptor configured to cover and seal directly or indirectly against a tracheal stoma defined in a neck of a user, the adaptor comprising a compressible material; a reed module connected to the adaptor, the reed module including a reed configured to produce sound using air expelled by the user from the stoma; and a tube coupled to the reed module, the tube configured to be inserted into a mouth of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Meryl L. Kaufman, J. Noah McNeely, Donald A. Muntner
  • Publication number: 20190343974
    Abstract: Devices are provided for applying an indicator composition and, optionally, a disinfectant composition to an article being dispensed through the device. The device includes a housing at least partially surrounding an interior volume and having a wall defining a dispensing aperture extending through the wall, a reservoir having at least one chamber sized to contain an indicator composition, and an application mechanism positioned within the housing relative to the dispensing aperture. The reservoir optionally has a second chamber sized to contain a disinfectant composition. The application mechanism is configured to be in fluid communication with the reservoir to apply an amount of the indicator composition and the optional disinfectant composition from the reservoir to an article dispensed through the dispensing aperture. Related compositions, articles, and methods are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Katherine Jin, Kevin Tyan, Jason Kang, David R. Schiff, Jeremy M. Ridley, Donald A. Muntner, Noah Mcneely, Joseph W. Pruitt, Reile M. Slattery
  • Publication number: 20190021346
    Abstract: Various examples are related to making flatbreads such as, e.g., a compact machine for making flatbread in a residential kitchen-type environment or other countertop, tabletop, or space limited applications. In one example, a machine includes a hopper including a mixing chamber configured for bulk addition of raw materials for preparation of flatbread pieces; a mixing assembly configured to blend the raw materials into a flatbread dough mixture; a dough piecing assembly configured to generate a dough piece from an extruded portion of the flatbread dough mixture; a lower platen configured to transfer the pressed flatbread dough piece to a cooking zone on the dough contacting surface for cooking; and a flatbread ejection station configured to remove a cooked flatbread piece from the machine. A second cooking zone can be included to further cook the pressed flatbread dough piece prior to ejection from the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Sudhir P. Lothe, James Noah Mcneely, Donald A. Muntner
  • Patent number: 10080369
    Abstract: Various examples are related to making flatbreads such as, e.g., a compact machine for making flatbread in a residential kitchen-type environment or other countertop, tabletop, or space limited applications. In one example, a machine includes a hopper including a mixing chamber configured for bulk addition of raw materials for preparation of flatbread pieces; a mixing assembly configured to blend the raw materials into a flatbread dough mixture; a dough piecing assembly configured to generate a dough piece from an extruded portion of the flatbread dough mixture; a lower platen configured to transfer the pressed flatbread dough piece to a cooking zone on the dough contacting surface for cooking; and a flatbread ejection station configured to remove a cooked flatbread piece from the machine. A second cooking zone can be included to further cook the pressed flatbread dough piece prior to ejection from the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Simplecious LLC
    Inventors: Sudhir P. Lothe, James Noah Mcneely, Donald A. Muntner
  • Publication number: 20180007916
    Abstract: Various examples are related to making flatbreads such as, e.g., a compact machine for making flatbread in a residential kitchen-type environment or other countertop, tabletop, or space limited applications. In one example, a machine includes a hopper including a mixing chamber configured for bulk addition of raw materials for preparation of flatbread pieces; a mixing assembly configured to blend the raw materials into a flatbread dough mixture; a dough piecing assembly configured to generate a dough piece from an extruded portion of the flatbread dough mixture; a lower platen configured to transfer the pressed flatbread dough piece to a cooking zone on the dough contacting surface for cooking; and a flatbread ejection station configured to remove a cooked flatbread piece from the machine. A second cooking zone can be included to further cook the pressed flatbread dough piece prior to ejection from the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Sudhir P. Lothe, James Noah Mcneely, Donald A. Muntner
  • Publication number: 20120110894
    Abstract: A bed bug monitor and/or capture device includes a housing defining a substantially enclosed interior space and a deadfall trap; a harborage element mounted adjacent the deadfall trap that defines at least one pathway through which bed bugs can travel; at least one bed bug attractant element positioned within the interior space of the housing; and at least one opening defined in at least one wall of the housing at a location either on or adjacent the deadfall trap and/or the harborage element, wherein fumes emanating from the bed bug attractant element can escape through the at least one opening to a location outside of the device in order to lure bed bugs toward the deadfall trap and the harborage element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: FMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce C. Black, Shreya Sheth, Linda Varanyak, Keith F. Woodruff, Michael J. Engram, Amelie H. Riendl, Joseph Pruitt, Jerry V. Foster, Donald A. Muntner, Erica Knight, James Noah McNeely, David Nelson Jackson
  • Publication number: 20070206987
    Abstract: A dispenser for metered dosing of cream-based medicines comprising a barrel, a base having a threaded rod extending therefrom, a riser having at least one flexible seal which engages the barrel, an applicator cap having apertures therein for spreading dispensed cream onto a user's skin. The user positively knows when a metered amount of cream has been dispensed by tactile and audible feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Timothy Phipps, Dale Coker, Carter Gorman, Lindsey Pickle, Matthew Poelke, Larry Wilson, Donald Muntner
  • Publication number: 20070000946
    Abstract: A dispenser for metered dosing of cream-based medicines comprising a barrel, a base having a threaded rod extending therefrom, a riser having at least one flexible seal which engages the barrel, an applicator cap having apertures therein for spreading dispensed cream onto a user's skin. The user positively knows when a metered amount of cream has been dispensed by tactile and audible feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Timothy Phipps, Dale Coker, Carter Gorman, Lindsey Pickle, Matthew Poelke, Larry Wilson, Donald Muntner
  • Patent number: D408441
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Spectrum Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Muntner
  • Patent number: D916960
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Kinnos Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Jin, Jason Kang, Kevin Tyan, Joseph W. Pruitt, Jeffrey P. Broadrick, Donald A. Muntner, Noah McNeely
  • Patent number: D936731
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Kinnos Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Jin, Jason Kang, Kevin Tyan, Joseph W. Pruitt, Jeffrey P. Broadrick, Donald A. Muntner, Noah McNeely
  • Patent number: D936732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Kinnos Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Jin, Jason Kang, Kevin Tyan, Joseph W. Pruitt, Jeffrey P. Broadrick, Donald A. Muntner, Noah McNeely
  • Patent number: D936733
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Kinnos Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Jin, Jason Kang, Kevin Tyan, Joseph W. Pruitt, Jeffrey P. Broadrick, Donald A. Muntner, Noah McNeely
  • Patent number: D936734
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Kinnos Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Jin, Jason Kang, Kevin Tyan, Joseph W. Pruitt, Jeffrey P. Broadrick, Donald A. Muntner, Noah McNeely
  • Patent number: D936735
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Kinnos Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Jin, Jason Kang, Kevin Tyan, Joseph W. Pruitt, Jeffrey P. Broadrick, Donald A. Muntner, Noah McNeely