Patents by Inventor Michael A. Andersen

Michael A. Andersen 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: 20200269232
    Abstract: A biological sample collection system can include a sample collection vessel having a sample collection chamber with an opening configured to receive a biological sample into the sample collection chamber. The biological sample collection system can additionally include a selectively movable sleeve valve configured to associate with the opening of the sample collection chamber. The biological sample collection system can additionally include a sealing cap that is configured to associate with the selectively movable sleeve valve and with the sample collection vessel. The sealing cap can include a reagent chamber having reagent(s) stored therein, and when the sealing cap is associated with the sample collection vessel, the selectively movable sleeve valve opens, dispensing the reagent(s) into the sample collection chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Gregg Williams, Jeremy Johnson, Bryce Twede, Michael Andersen, Michael S. Horito, Collin Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20190151842
    Abstract: A biological sample collection system can include a sample collection vessel having a sample collection chamber with an opening configured to receive a biological sample into the sample collection chamber. The biological sample collection system can additionally include a selectively movable sleeve valve configured to associate with the opening of the sample collection chamber. The biological sample collection system can additionally include a sealing cap that is configured to associate with the selectively movable sleeve valve and with the sample collection vessel. The sealing cap can include a reagent chamber having reagent(s) stored therein, and when the sealing cap is associated with the sample collection vessel, the selectively movable sleeve valve opens, dispensing the reagent(s) into the sample collection chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Gregg Williams, Jeremy Johnson, Bryce Twede, Michael Andersen, Michael S. Horito, Collin Sorensen
  • Patent number: 10178830
    Abstract: An improved system and method for sensing the location of a tree trunk relative to an orchard harvester machine that generally includes a distance sensor, a vegetation pushing device that functions to displace vegetation, such as low-hanging tree branches, grass or other upward-growing vegetation which may obscure the sensor's detection of the tree trunk, and a controller in communication with the distance sensor, which system may be incorporated into existing tree harvesters such as those with mechanized tree shakers, and may also be incorporated into a catching frame vehicle or a nut sweeping vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Orchard Machinery Corporation
    Inventors: Duane Lee Needham, Brian Michael Andersen, Tyler Calvin Niday, Donald Paul Mayo
  • Patent number: 9485912
    Abstract: A system for sensing the location of a tree trunk relative to an orchard harvester, which includes a body, including a distance sensor mounted on the body, a boom movably connected to the body, a tree shaker head having two opposed jaws and rotatably connected to the boom and a programmable controller in communication with the distance sensor, the controller programmed to manipulate the angle at which the distance sensor measures distance as determined by a measured height at which the shaker head jaws will clamp a proximate tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ORCHARD MACHINERY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Duane Lee Needham, Brian Michael Andersen, Tyler Calvin Niday, Donald Paul Mayo
  • Publication number: 20160219786
    Abstract: An improved system and method for sensing the location of a tree trunk relative to an orchard harvester machine that generally includes a distance sensor, a vegetation pushing device that functions to displace vegetation, such as low-hanging tree branches, grass or other upward-growing vegetation which may obscure the sensor's detection of the tree trunk, and a controller in communication with the distance sensor, which system may be incorporated into existing tree harvesters such as those with mechanized tree shakers, and may also be incorporated into a catching frame vehicle or a nut sweeping vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: ORCHARD MACHINERY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Duane Lee Needham, Brian Michael Andersen, Tyler Calvin Niday, Donald Paul Mayo
  • Publication number: 20160219787
    Abstract: A system for sensing the location of a tree trunk relative to an orchard harvester, which includes a body, including a distance sensor mounted on the body, a boom movably connected to the body, a tree shaker head having two opposed jaws and rotatably connected to the boom and a programmable controller in communication with the distance sensor, the controller programmed to manipulate the angle at which the distance sensor measures distance as determined by a measured height at which the shaker head jaws will clamp a proximate tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: ORCHARD MACHINERY CORPORATION
    Inventors: DUANE LEE NEEDHAM, BRIAN MICHAEL ANDERSEN, TYLER CALVIN NIDAY, DONALD PAUL MAYO
  • Publication number: 20160060346
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents for inhibiting binding of a pro-neurotrophin to a Vps10p-domain receptor, in particular the binding of a pro-NGF or a pro-BDNF to a Sortilin receptor. The invention thus provides agents for the manufacture of a medicament, for treating and/or preventing disease or disorders such as but not limited to neurological, neuropsychiatric and ocular diseases, disorders, and degeneration as well as obesity, diabetes, pain and/or nociception in an individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: H. LUNDBECK A/S
    Inventors: Olav Michael Andersen, Anders Nykjær
  • Patent number: 9194508
    Abstract: A modular valve assembly (500) is provided. The modular valve assembly (500) comprises a first valve assembly plate (401) and a second valve assembly plate (402). One or more modular valves (200, 300) are positioned between the first valve assembly plate (401) and the second valve assembly plate (402). The first valve assembly plate (401) and the second valve assembly plate (402) are adapted to align the one or more modular valves (200, 300) in more than one configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Norgren GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Andersen, Herbert Ridder, Walter Clemens
  • Publication number: 20150023971
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents for inhibiting binding of a pro-neurotrophin to a Vps1 Op-domain receptor, in particular the binding of a pro-NGF or a pro-BDNF to a Sortilin receptor. The invention thus provides agents for the manufacture of a medicament, for treating and/or preventing disease or disorders such as but not limited to neurological, neuropsychiatric and ocular diseases, disorders, and degeneration as well as obesity, diabetes, pain and/or nociception in an individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: H LUNDBECK A/S
    Inventors: Olav Michael Andersen, Anders Nykjaer
  • Patent number: 8863645
    Abstract: A piston support portion (146) for a piston assembly (140) of a rodless cylinder (100) is provided according to the invention. The piston support portion (146) includes a support body (147) substantially matching a shape of the piston assembly (140) and configured to be positioned between a piston center portion (126) and a piston end portion (160). The piston support portion (146) further includes a plurality of guidance portions (152) extending from a circumference of the support body (147). The plurality of guidance portions (152) are configured to contact or nearly contact a piston bore (107) of the rodless cylinder (100) and guide the piston assembly (140) as it reciprocates in the piston bore (107).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Norgren GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Andersen, Martin Engels, Gerhard Bohmer
  • Patent number: 8748384
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents for inhibiting binding of a pro-neurotrophin to a Vps1 Op-domain receptor, in particular the binding of a pro-NGF or a pro-BDNF to a Sortilin receptor. The invention thus provides agents for the manufacture of a medicament, for treating and/or preventing disease or disorders such as but not limited to neurological, neuropsychiatric and ocular diseases, disorders, and degeneration as well as obesity, diabetes, pain and/or nociception in an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: H. Lundbeck A/S
    Inventors: Olav Michael Andersen, Anders Nykjaer
  • Patent number: 8511217
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an end cap for a rodless cylinder (101) provided with a sealing strip (110). The end cap comprises an end cap body (102, 104) and a channel (105). The end cap body (102, 104) is configured to sealingly fit to a cylinder body (101). The channel (105) is formed in the end cap body (102, 104) and adapted to receive the sealing strip (110). The end cap includes a clamping lever (15) pivotally affixed to the end cap body (102, 104), with the clamping lever (15) including a clamping surface (90) that clamps the sealing strip (110) within the channel (105) when the clamping lever (15) is moved to a substantially closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Norgren GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Andersen, Martin Engels, Gerhard Bohmer
  • Patent number: 8438967
    Abstract: A piston portion (102) for a piston assembly (100) is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The piston portion (102) includes a substantially cylindrical head portion (103) including a mating face (105). The piston portion (102) further includes a substantially annular insert chamber (126) formed in the mating face (105) and adapted for receiving a portion of a substantially annular insert (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Norgren GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Andersen, Martin Engels
  • Patent number: D663551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bell'O International Corp.
    Inventors: Michael P. Zambelli, Michael Andersen
  • Patent number: D681977
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Bell'O International Corp.
    Inventors: Michael P. Zambelli, Michael Andersen
  • Patent number: D760164
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Garrett Aida, Michael Andersen, John Omdahl
  • Patent number: D817313
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Horito, Bryce J. Twede, Tyler F. Allan, Michael Andersen
  • Patent number: D883463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS, LC
    Inventors: James T. Davis, II, Kevin Farnsworth, Michael Andersen, Ian Redcay
  • Patent number: D896196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Andersen, Bryce Twede, David Lance Pickett, Brett Thelin
  • Patent number: D904189
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ancestry.com DNA, LLC
    Inventors: Bryce Twede, Michael Andersen, Michael S. Horito, Collin Sorensen