Patents by Inventor John Michael Herbert

John Michael Herbert 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: 20200390274
    Abstract: A weigh scale unit may be used in conjunction with a beverage preparation machine to prepare beverages efficiently. The weigh scale unit may provide the status of ingredient addition to a beverage receptacle. The weigh scale unit may send instructions and/or data to the beverage preparation machine. In some embodiments, the beverage preparation machine sends instructions and/or data to the weigh scale unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan Hotaling, John Macneill, Scott Leclerc, Matthew Naples, Patrick Devine
  • Publication number: 20200130900
    Abstract: A pill container and dispenser includes pill dispenser cap having a rotatable carousel with a pill-receiving chamber. The carousel is rotatable between a position in which the chamber receives pills from a storage component of the pill dispenser, and a position in which the pill can be dispensed from the chamber to a user. The pill dispenser includes systems for detecting the dispensing of the pill, and systems for recording and/or reporting pill dispensing events to a mobile device or remote server to allow compliance tacking. Some embodiments of the pill dispenser require a removal tool to remove a cap assembly from the storage compartment. Some embodiments including a locking ring that prevents the removal tool from removing the cap assembly. The locking ring must be damaged in some embodiments to remove the locking ring from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: JMH Consulting Group, LLC
    Inventors: John Michael Herbert, Scott A. Leclerc, Spencer Parker, Bryan R. Hotaling
  • Publication number: 20200100616
    Abstract: A method of operating a beverage preparation machine that permits automated preparation of a variety of beverages. A plurality of stations add ingredients to a beverage container and process the contents directly in the container in some embodiments. Parallel preparation of more than one beverage may be performed in some embodiments. A robotic arm moves the beverage container to the stations. The robotic arm may include a weight sensor as part of controlling the addition of ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Kerry Luxembourg S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan R. HOTALING, John A. MacNEILL, Scott A. LECLERC, Matthew NAPLES, Patrick J. DEVINE
  • Patent number: 10582801
    Abstract: A weigh scale unit may be used in conjunction with a beverage preparation machine to prepare beverages efficiently. The weigh scale unit may provide the status of ingredient addition to a beverage receptacle. The weigh scale unit may send instructions and/or data to the beverage preparation machine. In some embodiments, the beverage preparation machine sends instructions and/or data to the weigh scale unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Herbert, Bryan Hotaling, John Macneill, Scott Leclerc, Matthew Naples, Patrick Devine
  • Patent number: 10455848
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a dispensing chamber disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a frozen beverage container containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, at least one dispensing mechanism configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispensing mechanism drives the frozen ingredients from the frozen beverage container into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispensing mechanism from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Herbert, Bryan Hotaling, Matt Naples, Patrick Devine
  • Publication number: 20190261646
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a dispensing chamber disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a frozen beverage container containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, at least one dispensing mechanism configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispensing mechanism drives the frozen ingredients from the frozen beverage container into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispensing mechanism from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Kerry Luxembourg S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan HOTALING, Matthew NAPLES, Patrick DEVINE
  • Publication number: 20190261809
    Abstract: A weigh scale unit may be used in conjunction with a beverage preparation machine to prepare beverages efficiently. The weigh scale unit may provide the status of ingredient addition to a beverage receptacle. The weigh scale unit may send instructions and/or data to the beverage preparation machine. In some embodiments, the beverage preparation machine sends instructions and/or data to the weigh scale unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan HOTALING, John MACNEILL, Scott LECLERC, Matthew NAPLES, Patrick DEVINE
  • Publication number: 20190197810
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for assessing possible user voting activity are provided. For example, in one technique, activity is assessed based on a user's geographical location and/or time spent in a particular geographical location associated with a polling location. Activity of a mobile device may be assessed in some embodiments as part of determining one or more voting metrics for a voting event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: JMH Consulting Group, LLC
    Inventor: John Michael Herbert
  • Publication number: 20190130078
    Abstract: A pill container and dispenser includes pill dispenser cap having a rotatable carousel with a pill receiving chamber. The carousel is rotatable between a position in which the chamber receives pills from a storage component of the pill dispenser, and a position in which the pill can be dispensed from the chamber to a user. The pill dispenser includes systems for detecting the dispensing of the pill, and systems for recording and/or reporting pill dispensing events to a mobile device or remote server to allow compliance tacking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: JMH Consulting Group, LLC
    Inventors: John Michael Herbert, Bryan R. Hotaling, Patrick J. Devine
  • Publication number: 20180125143
    Abstract: A helmet assembly includes an upper member, a lower member, and rigid or semi-rigid plates connected between the two members. The helmet may include a series of fluidly connected air compartments beneath the plates is disclosed. Embodiments of the helmet may dissipate impact energy in multiple ways including deformation of the plates, shifting of the plates, cushioning of the plates against a resilient compressible material present in the upper member, compression of air within the air compartments, movement of air within the air compartments, and/or expansion of air in non-impacted sections of the air compartments which causes the shifting of non-impacted plates. Springs with or without resilient, compressible inserts may be positioned between movable plates and a frame member. A spine including compressible material may extend along a top section of the helmet and connect plates on opposite sides of the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: JMH Consulting Group, LLC
    Inventors: John Michael Herbert, Bryan R. Hotaling, Patrick J. Devine
  • Publication number: 20180070760
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine permits automated preparation of a variety of beverages. A plurality of stations add ingredients to a beverage container and process the contents directly in the container in some embodiments. Parallel preparation of more than one beverage may be performed in some embodiments. A robotic arm moves the beverage container to the stations. The robotic arm may include a weight sensor as part of controlling the addition of ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Kerry Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan R. HOTALING, John A. MacNEILL, Scott A. LECLERC, Matt NAPLES, Patrick J. DEVINE
  • Publication number: 20170325621
    Abstract: A weigh scale unit may be used in conjunction with a beverage preparation machine to prepare beverages efficiently. The weigh scale unit may provide the status of ingredient addition to a beverage receptacle. The weigh scale unit may send instructions and/or data to the beverage preparation machine. In some embodiments, the beverage preparation machine sends instructions and/or data to the weigh scale unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan HOTALING, John MACNEILL, Scott LECLERC, Matthew NAPLES, Patrick DEVINE
  • Publication number: 20170280745
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a dispensing chamber disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a frozen beverage container containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, at least one dispensing mechanism configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispensing mechanism drives the frozen ingredients from the frozen beverage container into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispensing mechanism from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: ISLAND OASIS FROZEN COCKTAIL CO., INC.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan HOTALING, Matt NAPLES, Patrick DEVINE
  • Patent number: 9717264
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a pod support disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a pod containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, a dispense plunger coupled to the housing and configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispense plunger pushes the frozen ingredients from the pod into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispense plunger from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventor: John Michael Herbert
  • Publication number: 20150071025
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a pod support disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a pod containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, a dispense plunger coupled to the housing and configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispense plunger pushes the frozen ingredients from the pod into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispense plunger from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: John Michael Herbert
  • Publication number: 20140212566
    Abstract: A frozen drink dispenser includes a housing and a dispensing station supported by the housing and configured to dispense a precise quantity of a flavored fluid from a variety of flavored fluids into a blender cup. The dispensing station includes a first support configured to support the blender cup and weigh contents within the blender cup. The frozen drink dispenser further includes a shaved ice and blend station supported by the housing and configured to dispense a precise quantity of shaved ice within the blender cup and to mix the contents within the blender cup. The shaved ice and blend station includes a second support configured to support the blender cup. The frozen drink dispenser further includes a rinse station configured to rinse and clean the blender cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: John Michael Herbert, Patrick J. Devine, John A. MacNeill, Bryan R. Hotaling
  • Publication number: 20130126650
    Abstract: An ice shaver assembly includes an ice hopper and a blade cartridge having a blade and a body in which the blade is permanently affixed. The body has an upper surface above which the blade protrudes so as to shave ice passing along the upper surface. The body further has fastener-less mounting features configured to mount the blade cartridge on the ice hopper within an opening of the ice hopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: ISLAND OASIS FROZEN COCKTAIL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Bryan R. Hotaling, John Michael Herbert, John A. MacNeill