Patents by Inventor Michael A. Webb

Michael A. Webb 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: 9708833
    Abstract: A swivel lock assembly with electronic and manual actuating means to unlock a handle thereby permitting access to the interior of the cabinet wherein the manual actuator can override the electronic actuator and vice versa. When in a locked position, the handle rests within lock housing such that the handle engages a blocker mounted within the housing. To unlock the handle, the blocker is manipulated by electronic or manual actuation such that the handle is no longer constrained and can be swung away from the housing about a handle pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominik Scheffler, Dewey David, Michael A Webb
  • Publication number: 20170198499
    Abstract: An access control device including an electromagnetic lock module for selectively locking and unlocking a door in a door frame is provided. The access control device provides a lower profiled electromagnetic lock module to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the module, supports and integrates modern accessories such as CCTV, CCD cameras, passive motion detection with automatic background correction, digital notification display, automatic source voltage selection, door and lock status indicators, and ease of installation. The present invention further provides components and circuitry to enable connection of the electromagnetic control module to 12 or 24 volts DC or to an unfiltered rectified AC power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Webb, Larry Gene Corwin
  • Publication number: 20170167637
    Abstract: A raceway and method of forming a raceway is disclosed in which one or more intumescent layers are disposed on the raceway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Michael WEBB, Daren HEALY
  • Patent number: 9612506
    Abstract: This invention provides a camera support comprising an arm; a camera mount connected to the arm; a mount configured for attachment to a first supportive base (‘first base mount’), wherein the arm is pivotally connected to the first base mount; a mount configured for attachment to a second supportive base (‘second base mount’); and an arm coupler configured for releasably connecting the arm from the second base mount. Optionally, the first and second base mounts comprise straps, e.g. for mounting to a user's limb such as a forearm. Exemplary embodiments allow the arm to swing smoothly in a downward motion directly into the palm of the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Webb, Keyan Webb
  • Publication number: 20170057908
    Abstract: Processes and reaction mixtures including non-aqueous solvent mixtures are presented. Non-aqueous solvent mixtures including fluoride salt and non-aqueous solvent combinations are provided that possess high fluoride ion concentrations useful for a range of applications, including organic synthesis. Further non-aqueous solvent mixtures are provided including a salt possessing a non-fluoride anion and a non-aqueous solvent that, when contacted with aqueous fluoride-containing reagents, extract fluoride ions to form non-aqueous fluoride-ion solutions possessing high fluoride-ion concentrations. The salts include an organic cation that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Simon C. JONES, Victoria K. DAVIS, Christopher M. BATES, Nebojsa MOMCILOVIC, Brett M. SAVOIE, Michael A. WEBB, Thomas F. MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, Jennifer M. MURPHY
  • Publication number: 20170062874
    Abstract: Electrolyte solutions including at least one anhydrous fluoride salt and at least one non-aqueous solvent are presented. The fluoride salt includes an organic cation having a charge center (e.g., N, P, S, or O) that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride. Combining these fluoride salts with at least one fluorine-containing non-aqueous solvent (e.g., bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)ether; (BTFE)) promotes solubility of the salt within the non-aqueous solvents. The solvent may be a mixture of at least one non-aqueous, fluorine-containing solvent and at least one other non-aqueous, fluorine or non-fluorine containing solvent (e.g., BTFE and propionitrile or dimethoxyethane).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Simon C. JONES, Victoria K. DAVIS, Christopher M. BATES, Nebojsa MOMCILOVIC, Brett M. SAVOIE, Michael A. WEBB, Thomas F. MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, Christopher BROOKS, Kaoru OMICHI
  • Patent number: 9461437
    Abstract: The adjustment of tilt in an optical signal path of a repeater. The repeater includes an optical pump that optically powers a rare-Earth doped fiber amplifier, which amplifies the optical signal. The optical signal path also includes Raman gain stage implemented in a previous optical fiber span in the optical signal path, and which contributes tilt with respect to wavelength. Adjusting the Raman gain and/or the rare-Earth doped gain also adjusts the combined tilt contributed by these gain stages. However, the rare-Earth doped gain operates at least partially in the saturated regime, thereby stabilizing the gain at the output of the rare-Earth doped amplifier. Thus tilt control may be employed by adjusting optical pump power with reduced effect on overall gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Xtera Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne S. Pelouch, Do-Il Chang, Stephen Michael Webb
  • Publication number: 20160188903
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling essential life data including estate content to at least one user according to the respective user's predefined directions. The computer-implemented method includes receiving essential life data including estate content and recording as digital data; providing a secure digital storage for receiving and storing the digital data; receiving predefined directions data indicative of the predefined directions of the respective at least one user including identity of a trusted person; selecting predefined access specific data in accordance with predefined access parameters, including in relation to the predefined directions data providing the predefined access specific data in accordance with predefined access parameters to the trusted person and the at least one user. Accordingly the trusted person and the at least one user have access to the digital data from the secure storage according to the predefined access parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Mypersonaldocs PTY LTD
    Inventors: Jason Michael WEBB, Jeffrey Dennis LOEWENSTEIN
  • Patent number: 9313558
    Abstract: Provided herein, among other things, is an assembly comprising a pin or a piece of jewelry and a transponder affixed thereto. The transponder can be a very small, light-triggered transponder (“MTP”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Pharmaseq Inc.
    Inventors: Wlodek Mandecki, Ziye Qian, Richard Morris, Garry Thomas Jolley-Rogers, David Keith Yeates, Philip John Suter, James Reginald Croft, Edith Margaret Cawsey, Jeffrey Michael Webb
  • Publication number: 20160090854
    Abstract: A bladed rotor arrangement comprising a rotor, a plurality of rotor blades, at least one seal plate and a plurality of lock plates. Each rotor blade locates in a corresponding axially extending slot in the rotor. A plurality of lock plates are arranged at a first axial end of the rotor, the radially outer ends of the lock plates engage grooves on the platforms of the rotor blades, and the radially inner ends of the lock plates engage a circumferentially extending groove. The seal plate is arranged at the first axial end of the rotor, the radially inner ends of the lock plates engage the circumferentially extending groove defined by the seal plate. The seal plate has at least one projection extending axially from the seal plate and arranged to locate in a slot in a first axial end of the root of a rotor blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventor: Michael WEBB
  • Publication number: 20160028329
    Abstract: A piezoelectric energy harvester system for collecting kinetic energy is provided, wherein the kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy, and wherein at least a portion of the converted electrical energy is utilized to operate a load. The system comprises an energy input portion and an energy harvesting portion. The energy input portion includes an input member configured to be actionable by an outside force. The energy harvesting portion includes a capture member, a sprocket portion, and a piezoelectric energy harvester. The capture member is adapted for receiving mechanical input from the input member. The sprocket portion is disposed for movement with the capture member. The sprocket portion includes at least one radially disposed sprocket actuator configured for making contact with and exciting the piezoelectric energy harvester. The piezoelectric energy harvester is excited by the contact to produce the kinetic energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Webb, Leland J. Hanchett, JR., Scott Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9206624
    Abstract: An electromechanical cable lock system comprising an electromechanical locking mechanism including a cable having at least one plug end receivable in the locking mechanism and a plurality of slidable locking plates engageable with the plug in said locking mechanism. At least one of the locking plates is capable of movement in a first direction different from the movement of a second of said locking plates in a second direction. The locking plates are driven by a motor-driven cam mechanism. The system includes a card reader or other credential verifying device and an electronic controller for activating the locking mechanism, The system also includes a barrel lock for over-riding the electronic controller. A plurality of features can detect and alarm in the event of tampering or unauthorized entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Wheeler, Brian A. Whipple, Michael A. Webb, Joshua T. Peabody, Matthew Lynn Petersen, Robert William Lewis, William Chungsum Chow, Scott Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9187929
    Abstract: An electronic wireless locking system comprising an external assembly and an internal assembly disposable on respective sides of a door or drawer. The external assembly includes a cover housing, a knob having a shaft, a card/credential reader, a status indicator, a wireless communication capability, a wire harness and a jump port plug. The internal assembly comprises a rotation link matable with the external shaft, a latch bolt, a circuit board and controller, and a locking mechanism including a rack and pinion gear set linking the rotation link with the latch bolt. A blocker inhibits the latch bolt from unlocking until authorized to rotate 90°, permitting the latch bolt to be withdrawn from a strike plate by manual rotation of the knob. An optional mechanical key override feature may also be provided. The system may further include a preload sensor and a device locked sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Webb, Scott P. Sullivan, Francisco Figueroa-Del Pozo, Andrew Lee Wilding, Joshua T. Peabody, Dominik Scheffler
  • Publication number: 20150311975
    Abstract: An optical communication link that includes two nodes interconnected by an optical channel that comprises optical fiber(s), and that is used to communicate an optical signal comprising multiple optical signal wavelengths. The first node provides an optical signal onto the optical channel towards the second node, or receives an optical signal from the optical channel from the second node. A Raman pump provides Raman pump power into the optical fiber of the optical channel to thereby perform Raman amplification of the optical signal in the optical fiber. The second node determines a quality measurement of at least of optical wavelength signals transmitted by the first node to the second node. The second node also transmits information from the quality measurement back to the first node. A controller at the first node controls at least one parameter of the Raman pump in response to this transmitted information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: WAYNE S. PELOUCH, STEPHEN MICHAEL WEBB, JOHN G. ELLISON
  • Patent number: 9151079
    Abstract: A system for operating an electric door release having an actuator powered by an energy harvester. The actuator may be a piezoelectric actuator and the harvester may be a piezo harvester. The system may further include a power module, a rechargeable battery and a voltage boost circuit disposed between the energy harvester and the actuator. When a piezoelectric actuator is used, a recycle actuator discharge circuit may be disposed between the piezoelectric actuator and the power module battery for recapturing a portion of the energy delivered to the piezoelectric actuator. The piezoelectric harvester may include an energy input portion whereby the piezo electric harvester is excited by the energy input portion. The energy input portion may include a circular or linear driving gear for exciting the piezoelectric harvester or a stepper motor generator, driven by movement of a door. The harvester may also be a stepper motor/generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Webb, Charles Christiansen, Leland J. Hanchett, Jr., Scott Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20150171958
    Abstract: A submarine optical repeater includes a submarine amplifier module, which further includes a pumping laser module and an optical detector module. The pumping laser module generates optical amplifications within an optical cable, and, in the case of a fault in the optical cable, the optical detector module detects at least one characteristic of an optical signal caused by the fault in the optical cable. This configuration then identifies a particular signal characteristic that indicates a fault within the optical cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Webb, Wayne S. Pelouch, DO-IL Chang, John G. Ellison
  • Publication number: 20150110143
    Abstract: An assembly that includes a laser diode and a driver circuit that operates to give the assembly an adjustable impedance. The driver circuit adjusts impedance by repeatedly alternating between two operational phases. In one operational phase, current is primarily or fully supplied through the laser diode using a first current path being from the first supply node, to the laser diode, and into the second supply node. In the other operational phase, current is supplied through the laser diode using a recirculating second current path. The current through the laser diode increases during the first operational phase, and decays during the second operational phase. For a given applied voltage level between the first and second supply nodes, the duty cycle of the first and second operational phases may be adjusted so that the current through the laser diode is approximately a target current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: GERHARD WILLEM VAN LOCHEM, STEPHEN MICHAEL WEBB
  • Patent number: 8926337
    Abstract: An improved method is employed to attach an enclosure to a connector body having relatively small geometry. One or more bonding channels are disposed in the outside surface of the connector body. During assembly of an enclosure over the connector body, a bonding material is distributed within the bonding channels and subsequently cured. The bonding channels and the bonding material are designed to employ capillary wicking to aid in the distribution of the bonding material within the bonding channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Siahaan, Michael Webb
  • Publication number: 20140359644
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an interactive shopping channel. A head-end server may be configured to access product information, to access customer information specific to a set-top receiver, and to process purchase requests. The head-end server can be used to generate metadata which can be associated with broadcast video of a shopping channel. The head-end server may be configured to extract data from video content of the shopping channel in order to generate the metadata. The head-end server is configured to send the video content and the metadata to a set-top receiver and other companion client devices. The client devices can be configured to receive and play the shopping channel video, as well as facilitate purchasing of one or more products shown by the broadcast video. A purchase transaction can be initiated from the client devices by sending a communication to the head-end server which references the metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Vinay Kumar, Luojun Jin, Michael Webb, Ping WANG
  • Publication number: 20140300117
    Abstract: A swivel lock assembly with electronic and manual actuating means to unlock a handle thereby permitting access to the interior of the cabinet wherein the manual actuator can override the electronic actuator and vice versa. When in a locked position, the handle rests within lock housing such that the handle engages a blocker mounted within the housing. To unlock the handle, the blocker is manipulated by electronic or manual actuation such that the handle is no longer constrained and can be swung away from the housing about a handle pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominik Scheffler, Dewey David, Michael A. Webb