Patents by Inventor Max Allen

Max Allen 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: 11143565
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing a system including a pipe segment and a test head. The test head includes a shell that defines an annulus cavity to be used to interface with an annulus of the pipe segment, in which the shell includes a bore insert having a male taper to be inserted into a pipe bore of the pipe segment, a testing port that extends through the shell and fluidly coupled to the annulus cavity, and an internal clamp assembly including clamp segments having a female taper that slidably interface with the male taper of the bore insert, in which an outer surface diameter of the clamp segments is controlled by position of the clamp segments on the bore insert to facilitate selectively securing and sealing an open end of the pipe segment in the test head to enable integrity of the tubing to be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Guerrero, Richard Limas, Max Allen Reedy
  • Publication number: 20210270689
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing a system including a pipe segment and a test head. The test head includes a shell that defines an annulus cavity to be used to interface with an annulus of the pipe segment, in which the shell includes a bore insert having a male taper to be inserted into a pipe bore of the pipe segment, a testing port that extends through the shell and fluidly coupled to the annulus cavity, and an internal clamp assembly including clamp segments having a female taper that slidably interface with the male taper of the bore insert, in which an outer surface diameter of the clamp segments is controlled by position of the clamp segments on the bore insert to facilitate selectively securing and sealing an open end of the pipe segment in the test head to enable integrity of the tubing to be tested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Guerrero, Richard Limas, Max Allen Reedy
  • Patent number: 11078731
    Abstract: A pipe handling device and method for use with a horizontal directional drilling system. The pipe handling device stores sections of drill pipe in individual columns within a magazine. The magazine is constructed so that it can be mounted to a boring machine in a pin-up or pin-down orientation. A plurality of signal elements are attached to the magazine and each extend at least partially within a footprint of each column. The signal elements may move from a first position, indicating the column is full of pipe sections, to a second position, indicating the column is not full of pipe sections. A proximity sensor assembly detects movement of the individual signal elements and signals a processor accordingly. These signals indicate whether or not a given column is full of pipe sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Max Allen Metcalf, Rick G. Porter
  • Publication number: 20210047419
    Abstract: This disclosure provides dimeric, pentameric, and hexameric Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) superfamily receptor protein binding molecules and methods of using such binding molecules to direct apoptosis-mediated killing of TNF receptor-expressing cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Beatrice WANG, Max Allen SCHWARZER, Bruce Alan KEYT, Ramesh BALIGA
  • Publication number: 20190338606
    Abstract: A pipe handling device and method for use with a horizontal directional drilling system. The pipe handling device stores sections of drill pipe in individual columns within a magazine. The magazine is constructed so that it can be mounted to a boring machine in a pin-up or pin-down orientation. A plurality of signal elements are attached to the magazine and each extend at least partially within a footprint of each column. The signal elements may move from a first position, indicating the column is full of pipe sections, to a second position, indicating the column is not full of pipe sections. A proximity sensor assembly detects movement of the individual signal elements and signals a processor accordingly. These signals indicate whether or not a given column is full of pipe sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Max Allen Metcalf, Rick G. Porter
  • Patent number: 10358880
    Abstract: A pipe handling device and method for use with a horizontal directional drilling system. The pipe handling device stores sections of drill pipe in individual columns within a magazine. The magazine is constructed so that it can be mounted to a boring machine in a pin-up or pin-down orientation. A plurality of signal elements are attached to the magazine and each extend at least partially within a footprint of each column. The signal elements may move from a first position, indicating the column is full of pipe sections, to a second position, indicating the column is not full of pipe sections. A proximity sensor assembly detects movement of the individual signal elements and signals a processor accordingly. These signals indicate whether or not a given column is full of pipe sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Max Allen Metcalf, Rick G. Porter
  • Patent number: 9938347
    Abstract: This disclosure provides dimeric, pentameric, and hexameric Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) superfamily receptor protein binding molecules and methods of using such binding molecules to direct apoptosis-mediated killing of TNF receptor-expressing cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: IGM BIOSCIENCES A/S
    Inventors: Beatrice Tien-Yi Wang, Max Allen Schwarzer, Bruce Alan Keyt, Ramesh Baliga
  • Publication number: 20170320955
    Abstract: This disclosure provides dimeric, pentameric, and hexameric Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) superfamily receptor protein binding molecules and methods of using such binding molecules to direct apoptosis-mediated killing of TNF receptor-expressing cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Beatrice Tien-Yi Wang, Max Allen Schwarzer, Bruce Alan Keyt, Ramesh Baliga
  • Publication number: 20170159379
    Abstract: A pipe handling device and method for use with a horizontal directional drilling system. The pipe handling device stores sections of drill pipe in individual columns within a magazine. The magazine is constructed so that it can be mounted to a boring machine in a pin-up or pin-down orientation. A plurality of signal elements are attached to the magazine and each extend at least partially within a footprint of each column. The signal elements may move from a first position, indicating the column is full of pipe sections, to a second position, indicating the column is not full of pipe sections. A proximity sensor assembly detects movement of the individual signal elements and signals a processor accordingly. These signals indicate whether or not a given column is full of pipe sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Max Allen Metcalf, Rick G. Porter
  • Patent number: 9206851
    Abstract: A spindle assembly for connecting a drill string to a rotational drive for use in a horizontal directional drilling operation. The assembly comprises a saver sub attached to the rotational drive, and a drive chuck for connection to the drill string. The drive chuck and saver sub form a torque-transmitting connection by engaging through a seat in the saver sub and an engagement point on the drive chuck. Dowel pins may be used to rotationally lock and provide the engagement between the saver sub and the drive chuck. A collar may thread to the saver sub and cause an interference fit by engaging the drive chuck at a shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Lowell Slaughter, Jr., Floyd R. Gunsaulis, Max Allen Metcalf
  • Patent number: 8785627
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbers and yellow colorants and their use in ophthalmic lenses. In particular, this invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbing methane compounds and yellow compounds of the methine and anthraquinone classes that block ultraviolet light and/or violet-blue light transmission through ophthalmic lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Clay Pearson, Max Allen Weaver, Jean Carroll Fleischer, Gregory Allan King
  • Publication number: 20140050522
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a spindle assembly for connecting a drill string to a rotational drive for use in a horizontal directional drilling operation. The assembly comprises a saver sub attached to the rotational drive, and a drive chuck for connection to the drill string. The drive chuck and saver sub form a torque-transmitting connection by engaging through a seat in the saver sub and an engagement point on the drive chuck. Dowel pins may be used to rotationally lock and provide the engagement between the saver sub and the drive chuck. A collar may thread to the saver sub and cause an interference fit by engaging the drive chuck at a shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Lowell Slaughter, JR., Floyd R. Gunsaulis, Max Allen Metcalf
  • Publication number: 20130324717
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbers and yellow colorants and their use in ophthalmic lenses. In particular, this invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbing methane compounds and yellow compounds of the methine and anthraquinone classes that block ultraviolet light and/or violet-blue light transmission through ophthalmic lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Jason Clay Pearson, Max Allen Weaver, Jean Carroll Fleischer, Gregory Allan King
  • Patent number: 8501890
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbers and yellow colorants and their use in ophthalmic lenses. In particular, this invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbing methane compounds and yellow compounds of the methine and anthraquinone classes that block ultraviolet light and/or violet-blue light transmission through ophthalmic lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Clay Pearson, Max Allen Weaver, Jean Carroll Fleischer, Gregory Allan King
  • Patent number: 8360576
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbers and yellow colorants and their use in ophthalmic lenses. In particular, this invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbing methine compounds and yellow compounds of the methine and anthraquinone classes that block ultraviolet light and/or violet-blue light transmission through ophthalmic lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Clay Pearson, Max Allen Weaver, Jean Carroll Fleischer, Gregory Allan King
  • Publication number: 20130018159
    Abstract: This invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbers and yellow colorants and their use in ophthalmic lenses. In particular, this invention relates to polymerizable ultraviolet light absorbing methane compounds and yellow compounds of the methine and anthraquinone classes that block ultraviolet light and/or violet-blue light transmission through ophthalmic lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Clay Pearson, Max Allen Weaver, Jean Carroll Fleischer, Gregory Allan King
  • Patent number: 8188203
    Abstract: Polymerizable light absorbing azo dyes are disclosed useful as monomers in the formation of devices such as, but not limited to ocular lenses. Specifically, intraocular lenses (IOL) are disclosed wherein one or more of the light absorbing dye is covalently bonded to other structural polymers though ethylene unsaturated groups. The resulting IOLs possess light absorbing properties without significant amounts of free (un-bound) azo dye molecules present in the final structural polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Clay Pearson, Max Allen Weaver, Jean Caroll Fleischer
  • Publication number: 20120013844
    Abstract: Ophthalmic devices are provided having a violet-light vertical cut-off filter abruptly absorbs light between the wave lengths of between approximately and 400 nm and 450 nm such that a curve when plotted as percent transmission versus wavelength has the shape as depicted in FIG. 2. In one embodiment the ophthalmic devices are made from acrylates and the light absorbing compound is an Eastman Yellow 035 MA dye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Mainster, Alan J. Lang, Michael D. Lowery, Jason Clay Pearson, Max Allen Weaver, Jean Carroll Fleischer, Gregory Alan King
  • Patent number: 8093316
    Abstract: Disclosed are polymer blends comprising a mixture of (A) at least one polyester prepared by the reaction of at least one diol with at least one dicarboxylic acid or dialkyl ester thereof in the presence of a metallic catalyst; (B) at least one phosphite ester compound; and (C) at least one hindered amine light stabilizer. The polymer blends exhibit improved color, especially when used as a component of a polyester/polycarbonate blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jason Clay Pearson, Douglas Stephens McWilliams, Gether Irick, Jr., Max Allen Weaver
  • Patent number: 7989572
    Abstract: UV-absorbing polymers and copolymers suitable for Composition into sunscreens for the protection of human skin. The UV-absorbing chromophoric monomers chosen are simple and easily synthesized. With the correct choice of chromophoric monomer or mixture of monomers, protection against UV-A radiation or against both UV-A and UV-B radiation can be achieved. With the correct choice of comonomer, copolymers produced as aqueous latex emulsions or as Polyethylene Glycol solutions can also be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Maleski, Ramesh Chand Munjal, Max Allen Weaver, Jean Carroll Fleischer, Michael Gale Ramsey, Greg Alan King, Edward Enns McEntire