Patents by Inventor Michael Baker

Michael Baker 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: 20160160886
    Abstract: A servovalve pilot stage assembly is provided having a first fluid conduit (152) having a first orifice (156), a second fluid conduit (154) having a second orifice (158), a flapper (44) having a deformable first region (176) disposed between the first orifice and the second orifice, an actuator (24) arranged to drive the flapper (44) from a first condition in which the first region of the flapper has a first width between the first and second orifice to a second condition in which the first region of the flapper has a second width between the first and second orifice, the second width being less than the first width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 9301714
    Abstract: The treatment of tinnitus may include a tinnitus therapy including generating a tinnitus therapy sound that is similar to a patient's perceived tinnitus sound. In one example, a method for tinnitus therapy may include tracking a tinnitus therapy over a duration, the tinnitus therapy including a tinnitus therapy sound matching a patient's perceived tinnitus played over the duration and presenting each of a volume evolution of the tinnitus therapy sound and usage data of the tinnitus therapy over the duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Otoharmonics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Baker, Brenda Edin, Daniel Drexler, Marisa Pedemonte Benvenuto, Dario Geisinger Yasky, Andres Bianco de Olea
  • Patent number: 9282917
    Abstract: The treatment of tinnitus may include a tinnitus therapy including generating a tinnitus therapy sound that is similar to a patient's perceived tinnitus sound. In one example, a method for generating a tinnitus adjusted sound may include presenting a plurality of different sound templates to a user from a series of tinnitus therapy sound templates, receiving a selection by the user of one or more of the templates, receiving an adjustment to one or more of the selected templates, and generating a therapy sound based on the adjusted selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Otoharmonics Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Drexler, Michael Baker, Marisa Pedemonte Benvenuto, Dario Geisinger Yasky, Andres Bianco de Olea
  • Publication number: 20160030658
    Abstract: A system for detecting whether a vascular access has been interrupted in an arrangement in which two catheters or needles are present in a blood vessel, fistula or graft. A fluid line leading to a pump is connected via a first connector to a first indwelling catheter, and a fluid line leading from a pump is connected via a second connector to a second indwelling catheter. Each connector is equipped with an electrode in contact with the lumen of the connector, the electrodes electrically connected to an electronic circuit that measures the impedance or conductivity of fluid between the first connector and second connectors via a fluid path through the blood vessel, fistula or graft. An electronic controller receives the impedance or conductivity data and processes the data to determine whether a vascular access disconnection has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Dirk A. van der Merwe, Michael G. Norris, Michael A. Baker, Todd A. Ballantyne, Michael J. Wilt
  • Publication number: 20150344172
    Abstract: A slide and pour container blank and method of assembly. The initially assembled slide and pour container can be in a sealed state with no access to the interior of the container. A detachable cover can include a tear strip that is removed to provide access to a slidable door. The slidable door can be detached from its guide track and can slide within its guide track. The slidable door can open and block a passageway providing access to the interior of the container, such as to dispense contents of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: Michael A. Baker
  • Publication number: 20150298153
    Abstract: A repeatable manufacturing process uses a printer to deposits liquid for each product carried by a substrate to form respective thin films. The liquid is dried, cured or otherwise processed to form from the liquid a permanent layer of each respective product. To perform printing, each newly-introduced substrate is roughly mechanically aligned, with an optical system detecting sub-millimeter misalignment, and with software correcting for misalignment. Rendering of adjusted data is performed such that nozzles are variously assigned dependent on misalignment to deposit droplets in a regulated manner, to ensure precise deposition of liquid for each given area of the substrate. For example, applied to the manufacture of flat panel displays, software ensures that exactly the right amount of liquid is deposited for each “pixel” of the display, to minimize likelihood of visible discrepancies in the resultant display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Baker, Nahid Harjee, Douglas Bacon
  • Patent number: 9079365
    Abstract: A curable assembly which upon the application of curing conditions will form a completed component or part component comprises two pieces of composite fiber-reinforced, resin matrix material, with filler component of relatively rigid material arranged therebetween. The intermediate component is arranged to be secured between the two pieces. The filler component has a body with first and second opposing surface profiles. The filler component can be used to transmit or react a consolidating load during curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Gary Wiles, Peter Michael Baker
  • Publication number: 20150156213
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein relate to storing values, such as sketches, that represent time indexed data related to network traffic. The model may be indexed by multiple sets of keys and time range values. It is an advantage that the index is essentially repeated for different time intervals. Utilization of the sketches avoids prohibitively large amounts of network traffic from overwhelming the monitoring computing device(s). Further, the probabilistic representative accuracy of the sketches is dynamically configurable. The time indexed data may represent data traffic on a computer network. The time indexed data may be data packets sent on the network. In one or more embodiments the time indexed data may be sketches that represent and/or approximate the data packets. Further, it is contemplated herein that the accuracy of the sketches' representation may be dynamically configurable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: MTS CONSULTING PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 8926843
    Abstract: A disc filter is provided having a controller for controlling effluent surges that are produced by the disc filter. The method entails sensing one or more process variables that are a function of the effluent, and based at least in part on the sensed process variables, the disc filter controls the flow of effluent in order to control or minimize effluent surges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Support
    Inventors: Michael Baker, Matt Stalter, Luke Wood, Mark Stewart
  • Publication number: 20150003650
    Abstract: The treatment of tinnitus may include a tinnitus therapy including generating a tinnitus therapy sound that is similar to a patient's perceived tinnitus sound. In one example, a method for generating a tinnitus adjusted sound may include presenting a plurality of different sound templates to a user from a series of tinnitus therapy sound templates, receiving a selection by the user of one or more of the templates, receiving an adjustment to one or more of the selected templates, and generating a therapy sound based on the adjusted selections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Drexler, Michael Baker
  • Publication number: 20150003635
    Abstract: The treatment of tinnitus may include a tinnitus therapy including generating a tinnitus therapy sound that is similar to a patient's perceived tinnitus sound. In one example, a method for tinnitus therapy may include tracking a tinnitus therapy over a duration, the tinnitus therapy including a tinnitus therapy sound matching a patient's perceived tinnitus played over the duration and presenting each of a volume evolution of the tinnitus therapy sound and usage data of the tinnitus therapy over the duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Baker, Brenda Edin, Daniel Drexler
  • Publication number: 20140351074
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to computer-implemented systems and methods for searching auction data. According to one or more embodiments of the disclosure, a method is provided. The method may include accessing auction data associated with a plurality of auction lanes in a vehicle auction. The method may also include determining, based at least in part on the auction data, one or more vehicles being auctioned at one or more of the plurality of auction lanes. Additionally, the method may include displaying respective graphical views associated with a subset of the one or more vehicles. Furthermore, the method may include ordering the respective graphical views based at least in part on respective auction times and respective remaining auction times for the subset of the one or more vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Manheim Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Enge, Amy Mills, Mark Franklin, Chad Sexton, Paul Holder, Patrick Boggs, Michael Baker, Laura Hunnicutt, Woodson Savage
  • Patent number: 8783106
    Abstract: An accelerometer includes a proof mass and a frame that are formed in a handle layer of a silicon-on-an-insulator (SOI). The proof mass is separated from the frame by a back-side trench that defines a boundary of the proof mass. The accelerometer also includes a reflector coupled to a top surface of the proof mass. An optical detector is located above the reflector at the device side. The accelerometer further includes at least one suspension spring. The suspension spring has a handle anchor that extends downwards from the device side to the handle layer to mechanically support upward and downward movement of the proof mass relative to a top surface of the proof mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory N. Nielson, Eric Langlois, Michael Baker, Murat Okandan, Robert Anderson
  • Patent number: 8681340
    Abstract: An analyzer comprising a source of electromagnetic radiation, a detector for said radiation and a drophead comprising a surface which is adapted to receive a drop of liquid to be tested, the drophead being positioned in use relative to the source and detector to illuminate a drop received thereon and to cause an interaction in the path of the electromagnetic radiation between the source and detector, characterized in that said surface of said drophead is dimensioned to constrain the drop to adopt a shape which is dominated more by surface tension forces than by gravitational forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: Norman McMillan, Stuart Smith, Martina O'Neill, Michael Baker
  • Publication number: 20130200637
    Abstract: A seal housing body, extruded AL or molded plastic or metal, has cavity portions communicating through an interface region formed by one at least one frangible projection protruding from the first body into the cavity, a first cavity portion for receiving a locking body, the second cavity portion forming a shackle receiving passageway. The locking body has a channel inclined relative to and in communication with the passageway. A spring in the channel urges a shackle locking ball up the channel partially into the interface region, the ball, having a diameter sufficient to pass through the passageway, is captured in the channel by the at least one projection. The locking body has indicia and/or flanges, at one or both opposing ends, to provide tampering evidence. The channel is offset from the locking body's central plane forming a single channel side wall to preclude trapping the ball by tampering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: E. J. Brooks Company d/b/a TydenBrooks Security Products Group
    Inventors: Richard DREISBACH, Robert DEBRODY, Michael BAKER, Carlos PINHO
  • Publication number: 20130048187
    Abstract: A curable assembly which upon the application of curing conditions will form a completed component or part component comprises two pieces of composite fibre-reinforced, resin matrix material, with filler component of relatively rigid material arranged therebetween. The intermediate component is arranged to be secured between the two pieces. The filler component has a body with first and second opposing surface profiles. The filler component can be used to transmit or react a consolidating load during curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Gary WILES, Peter Michael BAKER
  • Patent number: 8386072
    Abstract: A filler product supply system (5) and method using two or more conduits (120, 130) to deliver filler product under pressure from product reservoirs (200, 210) to in fluid isolation to a supply manifold (58). Filler product is further delivered in fluid isolation from supply manifold (58) through conduits (170, 171) to two or more filling heads (180, 190). Downstream from filling heads (180, 190), the previously isolated fluid lines are combined to introduce two or more distinct filler products into a single container without creating a homogenous mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Pneumatic Scale Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Mihalik, Duane Carlson, James C. Loase, Michael Baker, Michael Davis
  • Publication number: 20120325753
    Abstract: A disc filter having a controller for controlling or minimizing effluent surges is provided. The disc filter is operative to carry out a method or process for controlling the flow of effluent produced by the disc filter. The basic method entails sensing one or more process variables that are a function of the effluent, and based at least in part on the sensed process variables, the disc filter controls the flow of the effluent by implementing various control functions such as: 1) rotating the rotary filter discs of the disc filter one revolution or less without backwashing; 2) rotating the rotary filter discs more than one revolution at a relatively slow speed without backwashing; 3) rotating the rotary filter discs for one revolution or more at a relatively slow speed while backwashing; 4) rotating the rotary filter discs at a relatively high speed with or without backwashing; and 5) rotating the filter discs one revolution or more and periodically backwashing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: I. Kruger Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Baker, Matt Stalter, Luke Wood, Mark Stewart
  • Publication number: 20120291572
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes a series of uniquely timed gears and flywheel(s) to convert a linear motion into a rotary motion or a rotary motion into a linear motion. The movement of the drive component (linear or rotary) results in an exact mathematical movement of the driven component (rotary or linear), divided by or multiplied by its gear ratio and can be measured at any point of the stroke or angle of rotation. The present invention achieves and maintains the mathematically and mechanically optimum 90 degree relationship between the linear and rotary components through the entire linear stroke and rotary motion, thereby eliminating the inefficient geometric constraints of a variable vector, crankshaft based motion conversion mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: James Michael Baker, Brent Michael Baker, Brandon Joseph Baker, Deborah Bryanne Foreman
  • Patent number: D674586
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Edge Marketing Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Baker, Rob Nathan, Ryan Lawrie, Joss Warburton