Patents by Inventor Michael A. Wilkinson

Michael A. Wilkinson 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: 20200327828
    Abstract: A method for making labels comprising providing a plastic substrate layer and a paper substrate layer. The paper substrate layer comprises a printed display information sheet, wherein the printed display information sheet comprises a plurality of display information tags arranged in an array. The plastic substrate layer is coupled to each of the rows of display information tags within a first portion of the display information tags to form a composite substrate row. A first line of perforations is cut into a width of the composite substrate at one or more first spaced intervals, a length of the first spaced intervals being defined by a length of the display information tags. A a second line of perforations is cut into a width of the composite substrate at one or more second spaced intervals, a length of the second spaced intervals being defined by a height of the display information tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Electronic Imaging Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wilkinson, David Adler
  • Publication number: 20200298402
    Abstract: A robotic device for operation in association with an appendage of a user, wherein the appendage of the user has an endpoint, the robotic device comprising: a base; and a robotic arm attached to the base and having an end-point, the robotic arm having at least two active degrees of freedom relative to the base and being configured so that when the base is appropriately positioned relative to a user, the reference frame of the robotic device is oriented generally similarly to the reference frame of the user and motions of the endpoint of the appendage of the user are mimicked by motions of the endpoint of the robotic arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: William T. Townsend, David Wilkinson, Alexander Jenko, Julian Leland, Arvind Ananthanarayanan, James Patton, Claude Valle, Michael Morin, Donald Drumm, Amy Blank, Brian Zenowich, Michael Schiess
  • Patent number: 10762804
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for using a rechargeable electronic sign label. Exemplary embodiments include an electronic sign label electrically coupled to a capacitor and an RFID tag. One or more RFID readers are in communication with the RFID tag. The RFID tag is configured to determine when the charge of the capacitor is below a threshold value, and in response transmit a message to the RFID readers. At least one RFID reader transmits a signal to the RFID tag that includes an instructions to charge the capacitor. An antenna of the RFID tag may be electrically coupled to the capacitor to allow the capacitor to charge based on the energy collected by the RFID tag antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Williams, Bruce W. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10741101
    Abstract: A method for making labels comprising providing a plastic substrate layer and a paper substrate layer. The paper substrate layer comprises a printed display information sheet, wherein the printed display information sheet comprises a plurality of display information tags arranged in an array. The plastic substrate layer is coupled to each of the rows of display information tags within a first portion of the display information tags to form a composite substrate row. A first line of perforations is cut into a width of the composite substrate at one or more first spaced intervals, a length of the first spaced intervals being defined by a length of the display information tags. A a second line of perforations is cut into a width of the composite substrate at one or more second spaced intervals, a length of the second spaced intervals being defined by a height of the display information tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC IMAGING SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Wilkinson, David Adler
  • Publication number: 20200184855
    Abstract: A method of applying labels to a store shelf in a retail environment. The method includes applying labels with adhesive strips applied to a bottom surface of each label and a top laminate layer with a release coating applied to the top surface of each label. The labels in the pad are sequenced according to a store's planogram.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Electronic Imaging Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Weidauer, Michael Wilkinson, David Adler
  • Publication number: 20200138584
    Abstract: Certain embodiments generally provide an improved tibial base member comprising keel portions that allow one or both cruciate ligaments to be preserved. Other embodiments provide improved lateral and/or medial inserts having a mesial lip that helps relieve and or prevent impingement between the femoral component and the tibial eminence. Other embodiments provide improved femoral components having various chamfers to provide additional clearance with respect to the tibial eminence and posterior cruciate ligament without decreasing bone coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Milton Lenz, Richard Michael Smith, Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian William McKinnon, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Jonathan Kirk Nielsen, Michael D. Ries, Gerald J. Jerry
  • Publication number: 20200138583
    Abstract: Certain embodiments generally provide an improved tibial base member comprising keel portions that allow one or both cruciate ligaments to be preserved. Other embodiments provide improved lateral and/or medial inserts having a mesial lip that helps relieve and or prevent impingement between the femoral component and the tibial eminence. Other embodiments provide improved femoral components having various chamfers to provide additional clearance with respect to the tibial eminence and posterior cruciate ligament without decreasing bone coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Milton Lenz, Richard Michael Smith, Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian William McKinnon, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Jonathan Kirk Nielsen, Michael D. Ries, Gerald J. Jerry
  • Publication number: 20200100903
    Abstract: Certain embodiments generally provide an improved tibial base member comprising keel portions that allow one or both cruciate ligaments to be preserved. Other embodiments provide improved lateral and/or medial inserts having a mesial lip that helps relieve and or prevent impingement between the femoral component and the tibial eminence. Other embodiments provide improved femoral components having various chamfers to provide additional clearance with respect to the tibial eminence and posterior cruciate ligament without decreasing bone coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Milton Lenz, Richard Michael Smith, Zachary Christopher Wilkinson, Brian William McKinnon, Abraham Biglari Salehi, Jonathan Kirk Nielsen, Michael D. Ries, Gerald J. Jerry
  • Patent number: 10600339
    Abstract: A method of applying labels to a store shelf in a retail environment. The method includes applying labels with adhesive strips applied to a bottom surface of each label and a top laminate layer with a release coating applied to the top surface of each label. The labels in the pad are sequenced according to a store's planogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC IMAGINE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Weidauer, Michael Wilkinson, David Adler
  • Patent number: 10539404
    Abstract: A blast containment system for trash cans includes a liquid-impervious flexible bag having a sealed bottom positioned at a base of a trash can, and an unsealed top positioned and retained at a top periphery of the trash can. A ring-shaped boot is positioned at the sealed bottom of the flexible bag. A rigid container has a closed bottom press-fit into a central opening of the boot. The rigid container extends from its closed bottom to an open top adapted to be approximately aligned with the top periphery of the trash can. An annular volume is defined between the rigid container the flexible bag. The rigid container has side walls that include ballistic materials. A liquid fills the annular volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Edward A. Lustig, Eric Gahagan, John W. Monico, Jr., Paul C. Perricone, William Qualls, Michael Agens, Daniel C. Jones, John Winslow, Michael Murray, Kimberly Peranich, Sr., Lee Foltz, Jesse Stuart Moran, Christopher Wilhelm, Lesley Wilhelm, John Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10522002
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are for use with a gaming table including an opening, below which is located a drop box, and that is covered by a door when the door is in a closed position. A camera is positioned relative to the door to capture an image of tokens resting on the door. A camera trigger detects when the door is being moved from a closed position to an open position, and selectively triggers the camera to capture an image of tokens resting on the door before they drop into the drop box. Processor(s) analyze images, stored in memory, of the tokens resting on the door to determine a value of each of the tokens, calculate a total value of the tokens dropped into the drop box, and attribute to dealers a subtotal of the total value of the tokens dropped into the drop box by the dealer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20190340537
    Abstract: A personalized score for a place that a user may want to visit is computed and displayed to the user. The score is computed based on at least one of inferred or explicit parameters, using machine learning. The score may be displayed to the user in connection with the place, and in some examples explanations of the underlying factors that resulted in the score are also displayed. Because each user is unique, the score may be different for one person than for another. Accordingly, when a group of friends are deciding on a place to visit, such as a place to eat, the personalized score for a given restaurant may be higher for a first user than for a second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Simon Fung, Dana Wilkinson, Michael Peter Mattiacci, Sarah Sachs, Tong Wang, David Chen, Marcel Uekermann, Chandrasekhar Thota, Matthew Burgess
  • Publication number: 20190206284
    Abstract: A method for making labels comprising providing a plastic substrate layer and a paper substrate layer. The paper substrate layer comprises a printed display information sheet, wherein the printed display information sheet comprises a plurality of display information tags arranged in an array. The plastic substrate layer is coupled to each of the rows of display information tags within a first portion of the display information tags to form a composite substrate row. A first line of perforations is cut into a width of the composite substrate at one or more first spaced intervals, a length of the first spaced intervals being defined by a length of the display information tags. A a second line of perforations is cut into a width of the composite substrate at one or more second spaced intervals, a length of the second spaced intervals being defined by a height of the display information tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Electronic Imaging Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wilkinson, David Adler
  • Patent number: 10276069
    Abstract: A method for making labels comprising providing a plastic substrate layer and a paper substrate layer. The paper substrate layer comprises a printed display information sheet, wherein the printed display information sheet comprises a plurality of display information tags arranged in an array. The plastic substrate layer is coupled to each of the rows of display information tags within a first portion of the display information tags to form a composite substrate row. A first line of perforations is cut into a width of the composite substrate at one or more first spaced intervals, a length of the first spaced intervals being defined by a length of the display information tags. A second line of perforations is cut into a width of the composite substrate at one or more second spaced intervals, a length of the second spaced intervals being defined by a height of the display information tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC IMAGING SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Wilkinson, David Adler
  • Publication number: 20190005768
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are for use with a gaming table including an opening, below which is located a drop box, and that is covered by a door when the door is in a closed position. A camera is positioned relative to the door to capture an image of tokens resting on the door. A camera trigger detects when the door is being moved from a closed position to an open position, and selectively triggers the camera to capture an image of tokens resting on the door before they drop into the drop box. Processor(s) analyze images, stored in memory, of the tokens resting on the door to determine a value of each of the tokens, calculate a total value of the tokens dropped into the drop box, and attribute to dealers a subtotal of the total value of the tokens dropped into the drop box by the dealer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10070727
    Abstract: An adjustable support assembly for use in a chair has a mounting member 602, a support 605 for supporting part of the body of a chair occupant, and a carrier 611 slidably carrying the support 605. The support has a plurality of engagement features 621 and the carrier has an engagement member 615 that is selectively engageable with the engagement features to enable the support to be selectively positioned relative to the carrier at a plurality of positions. A biasing arrangement 607 operatively connects the carrier 611 to the mounting member 603 and forwardly biases the carrier 611 and support 605. The engagement between the engagement member 615 and an engaged engagement feature 621 increases upon application of rearward force to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Formway Furniture Limited
    Inventors: Damon Gregory Burwell, Paul Michael Wilkinson, Aaron Michael Young, Christopher Warren Bisman, Stuart Gregory Munro, James Clifford Prier
  • Publication number: 20170248573
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for analyzing small volumes of fluidic samples, as a non-limiting example, less than twenty microliters are provided. The devices are configured to make a first sample reading, for example, measure an energy property of the fluid sample, for example, osmolality, make a second sample reading, for example, detecting the presence or concentration of one or more analytes in the fluid sample, or make both the first sample reading and the second sample reading, for example, measuring the energy property of the fluid sample as well as detecting the presence or concentration of one or more analytes in the fluid sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin SULLIVAN, Steve ZMINA, Melissa LEE, Brandon WESTERBERG, Matthew Daniel SOLOMON, Christian POTZNER, Sebastiaan GARST, Matthew SPRINGER, Jason HAYES, Peter MUNSTER, Erol Craig HARVEY, Michael WILKINSON, Joanna SLOWINSKA, Derek LEE, Peter VAN RUIJVEN
  • Patent number: D833767
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Formway Furniture Limited
    Inventors: Paul Michael Wilkinson, Martyn Walter Goodwin Collings, Kent Wallace Parker
  • Patent number: D873047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FORMWAY FURNITURE LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Michael Wilkinson, Christopher Warren Bisman, Joshua Micheal Bruderer
  • Patent number: D899123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Formway Furniture Limited
    Inventors: Paul Michael Wilkinson, Martyn Walter Goodwin Collings, Kent Wallace Parker