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: 20120239537
    Abstract: A method for electronic commerce management is provided. The method includes sending a request to the test server to be assigned a session identifier, the session identifier being associated with an assigned content version and receive the session identifier from the test server. The method further includes generating web page data to send to the client program, the web page data including (1) computer code which upon execution will cause the client program to retrieve the assigned content version of the static content from the test server using the session identifier, and (2) dynamic web page content based on one or more dynamic content factors and send the web page data to the client program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: David Michael Baker, Simon Droscher, Derek Alan Lewis, Jon Call Ferguson
  • Patent number: 8137065
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an aerogenerator having a horizontal maintaining means. The aerogenerator of the present invention includes a support pillar which is placed upright on the ground and has a hollow space therein. The aerogenerator further includes a rotational support unit which is provided on the upper end of the support pillar so as to be rotatable. The rotational support unit includes a rotational body and a rotational support base which supports the lower end of the rotational body. The opposite ends of the rotational support base extend predetermined lengths from the rotational body outwards. The aerogenerator further includes vane units which include a main vane and a subsidiary vane provided on the respective opposite ends of the rotational support base of the rotational support unit. The main vane and the subsidiary vane have different weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventors: Chris Wilson, John Nelson, Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 8134248
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an aerogenerator having a rotation support unit for facilitating rotation of a rotational body. The aerogenerator includes a support pillar, a rotational body, vanes, a rotating force transmission unit, a generating unit and a rotation support unit. The support pillar has a hollow space therein and has a support extension on the upper end thereof. The rotational body is provided on the upper end of the support pillar so as to be rotatable using the rotation support unit. The vanes are provided on opposite ends of the rotational body. The rotating force transmission unit transmits rotating force of the vanes to the generating unit. In the present invention, the rotation support unit comprises a rotating plate which is provided between the rotational body and the support pillar, and first rollers which are provided in the rotating plate and are in contact with the rotational body and the support extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Dominic Investment, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Wilson, John Nelson, Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 8098155
    Abstract: A method for locating a target wireless device is disclosed. At least one directional antenna is swept through a field of view at each of a plurality of sensing locations. A position is determined for each of the plurality of sensing locations. During the sweep at each of the plurality of sensing locations, a set of signal strength data for the target wireless device and a set of bearing information are collected. A plurality of lines of bearing are determined, one from each of the plurality of sensing locations to the target wireless device, based on the determined position, the collected set of signal strength data, and bearing information for each of the plurality of sensing locations. A target location of the target wireless device is determined based on an intersection of at least two lines of bearing from the plurality of lines of bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Assured Information Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Michael Gloo, Jacob Michael Baker, Alexander James Williams, Jason S. Lashure, Robert James Durham, Nicholas Lawrence Owens
  • Patent number: 8076577
    Abstract: This invention pertains to an adjustable cover for an electrical outlet box. The cover is configured having a generally planar mounting plate with a collar surrounding an opening through this mounting plate. An extension sleeve moves within this opening and adjacent the collar. At least one fastener is located adjacent the opening and is movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The fastener operates a locking device that engages wedges against the extension sleeve when the fastener is in the locked position and disengages wedges against the extension sleeve when the fastener is in the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey D. Mango, Jr., Andrew C. Cole, James Michael Baker
  • Publication number: 20110189048
    Abstract: A dialysis system includes a plurality of modular components. The modular components can be coupled to one another in various configurations, wherein each configuration is optimized for use in a particular environment, such as in a home environment or a travel environment or a dialysis center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: James R. Curtis, Michael Baker, Dalibor Jan Smejtek
  • Publication number: 20110139668
    Abstract: The invention relates to protective devices for use in packaging and seeks to improve on known padded packaging and those employing deformable members such as plastics beads. The object of the invention is to provide packaging employing deformable members that can be manufactured employing conventional machinery. The object is met by a construction comprising a number of cushions of non-porous plastics material containing resiliently deformable members and connected together to enable an item to be protected to be embraced between the cushions, the connection between the cushions allowing movement of air between the cushions, and a valve in the outer face of one of the cushions, to enable air to be extracted from the cushions when an item is embraced between them and cause the resiliently deformable members to form into a rigid state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 7845495
    Abstract: A child resistant, senior friendly packaging system is designed to securely hold multiple unit dose products and formed out of natural fiber or synthetic materials, or any combination thereof. The packaging system comprises a movable insert that can locked in an inaccessible position and comprises a physically detachable unlocking mechanism that can engage the locking mechanism of the movable insert in order to unlock the movable insert permitting movement into an accessible position. The unlocking mechanism can be in the form of an access card that is a part of the system or is user supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: NOSCO, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Baker, Richard Schmerling, Leonard E. Ekdahl, Dawn M. Kempf, Gregory L. Davis, Kregg Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20100302014
    Abstract: A method for locating a target wireless device is disclosed. At least one directional antenna is swept through a field of view at each of a plurality of sensing locations. A position is determined for each of the plurality of sensing locations. During the sweep at each of the plurality of sensing locations, a set of signal strength data for the target wireless device and a set of bearing information are collected. A plurality of lines of bearing are determined, one from each of the plurality of sensing locations to the target wireless device, based on the determined position, the collected set of signal strength data, and bearing information for each of the plurality of sensing locations. A target location of the target wireless device is determined based on an intersection of at least two lines of bearing from the plurality of lines of bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Michael Gloo, Jacob Michael Baker, Alexander James Williams, Jason S. Lashure, Robert James Durham, Nicholas Lawrence Owens
  • Publication number: 20100277742
    Abstract: An analyser 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, characterised 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: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Norman McMillan, Stuart Smith, Martina O'Neill, Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 7786441
    Abstract: A tensiographic drophead comprises a quartz body 10 having a terminal surface 18 with a peripheral drop suspension edge 20. A liquid feed bore 14 extends through the body for supplying a liquid to the terminal surface to form a drop 32 whose outer edges are suspended from the suspension edge 20. At least two light guides 26, 28 extend through the body for respectively transmitting light into and collecting light reflected internally from the drop. The light guides terminate above the plane containing the suspension edge such that the intensity of the reflected light has a significant second order reflection peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventors: Norman McMillan, Stuart Smith, Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 7758537
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, apparatus and methods for removing the outer layer, or stratum corneum, of a patient's skin. In one aspect of the invention, a method includes positioning an active electrode adjacent to or near a target site on a patient's outer skin, and applying a sufficient high frequency voltage to the active electrode to remove the stratum corneum without removing the entire epidermis layer. In this manner, the present invention removes dead and/or damaged skin cells on the surface of the skin which improves the overall appearance of the skin. In addition, this process helps to stimulate the bodies own rejuvenation process. In some embodiments, this rejuvenation process occurs by the actual removal of the stratum corneum, which accelerates the regrowth of new cell layers in the skin. In other embodiments, thermal energy is applied to the underlying epidermis and/or dermis to stimulate the growth of new collagen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen M. Brunell, Jean Woloszko, Michael A. Baker, Hira V. Thapliyal, Philip E. Eggers
  • Publication number: 20100109335
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an aerogenerator having a rotation support unit for facilitating rotation of a rotational body. The aerogenerator includes a support pillar, a rotational body, vanes, a rotating force transmission unit, a generating unit and a rotation support unit. The support pillar has a hollow space therein and has a support extension on the upper end thereof. The rotational body is provided on the upper end of the support pillar so as to be rotatable using the rotation support unit. The vanes are provided on opposite ends of the rotational body. The rotating force transmission unit transmits rotating force of the vanes to the generating unit. In the present invention, the rotation support unit comprises a rotating plate which is provided between the rotational body and the support pillar, and first rollers which are provided in the rotating plate and are in contact with the rotational body and the support extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Chris Wilson, John Nelson, Michael Baker
  • Publication number: 20100111694
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an aerogenerator having a horizontal maintaining means. The aerogenerator of the present invention includes a support pillar which is placed upright on the ground and has a hollow space therein. The aerogenerator further includes a rotational support unit which is provided on the upper end of the support pillar so as to be rotatable. The rotational support unit includes a rotational body and a rotational support base which supports the lower end of the rotational body. The opposite ends of the rotational support base extend predetermined lengths from the rotational body outwards. The aerogenerator further includes vane units which include a main vane and a subsidiary vane provided on the respective opposite ends of the rotational support base of the rotational support unit. The main vane and the subsidiary vane have different weights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Chris Wilson, John Nelson, Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 7678069
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for applying a high frequency voltage in the presence of an electrically conductive fluid to create a relatively low-temperature plasma for ablation of tissue adjacent to, or in contact with, the plasma. In one embodiment, an electrosurgical probe or catheter is positioned adjacent the target site so that one or more active electrode(s) are brought into contact with, or close proximity to, a target tissue in the presence of electrically conductive fluid. High frequency voltage is then applied between the electrode terminal(s) and one or more return electrode(s) to generate a plasma adjacent to the active electrode(s), and to volumetrically remove or ablate at least a portion of the target tissue. The high frequency voltage generates electric fields around the active electrode(s) with sufficient energy to ionize the conductive fluid adjacent to the active electrode(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Baker, Stephen M. Brunell, Jean Woloszko, Ronald A. Underwood, Hira V. Thapliyal, Philip E. Eggers
  • Patent number: 7618279
    Abstract: An electrical contact terminal for an electrical connector generally includes a main contact body, a cantilevered portion extending upwardly from one end of the body and a stiffener extending the entire length of the main contact body for providing rigidity to the main contact body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hill Osborn, Jr., Andrew Christopher Cole, James Michael Baker
  • Publication number: 20090200475
    Abstract: A tensiographic drophead comprises a quartz body 10 having a terminal surface 18 with a peripheral drop suspension edge 20. A liquid feed bore 14 extends through the body for supplying a liquid to the terminal surface to form a drop 32 whose outer edges are suspended from the suspension edge 20. At least two light guides 26, 28 extend through the body for respectively transmitting light into and collecting light reflected internally from the drop. The light guides terminate above the plane containing the suspension edge such that the intensity of the reflected light has a significant second order reflection peak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Norman McMillan, Stuart Smith, Michael Baker
  • Patent number: 7572251
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for applying a high frequency voltage in the presence of an electrically conductive fluid to create a relatively low-temperature plasma for ablation of tissue adjacent to, or in contact with, the plasma. In one embodiment, an electrosurgical probe or catheter is positioned adjacent the target site so that one or more active electrode(s) are brought into contact with, or close proximity to, a target tissue in the presence of electrically conductive fluid. High frequency voltage is then applied between the active electrode(s) and one or more return electrode(s) to non-thermally generate a plasma adjacent to the active electrode(s), and to volumetrically remove or ablate at least a portion of the target tissue. The high frequency voltage generates electric fields around the active electrode(s) with sufficient energy to ionize the conductive fluid adjacent to the active electrode(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: Terry S. Davison, Jean Woloszko, Michael A. Baker, Hira V. Thapliyal, Philip E. Eggers
  • Patent number: D609561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Baker, Robert Nathan, Ryan Lawrie
  • Patent number: D662696
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey Michael Baker