Patents by Inventor Michael Cole

Michael Cole 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: 20190309858
    Abstract: A stem-guided valve for use inside of a fluid end. The valve body is installed in a conduit that traverses the fluid end housing. A removable guide element is installed within a bore formed in the valve body. A static component that is interposed within the conduit includes an elongate projecting stem. As the stem reciprocates axially with the guide element, the valve is caused to move between open and closed positions. In its closed position, the valve body engages a valve seat that surrounds the conduit. A plurality of perforations are formed in the walls of the guide element, the perforations allow fluid to drain from the guide element during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mark S. Nowell, Michael Cole Thomas, Christopher Todd Barnett, Michael Eugene May, Kelcy Jake Foster
  • Publication number: 20190308117
    Abstract: A chemical liquid manufacturing apparatus, including a first system and a second system, is provided. The first system includes at least one first filtration medium, selected from a first filter, a first ion exchange membrane and a first ion adsorption membrane, wherein the first system is configured to process a material of at least one time. The second system includes at least one second filtration medium, selected from a second filter, a second ion exchange membrane and a second ion adsorption membrane, wherein the second system is configured for recirculation and to process the material of at least two times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Hinzie, Marcia Cole-Yocom, Michael Barker, Perry Westberg, Yuan Chen, Jack Helzer
  • Patent number: 10434247
    Abstract: A catheter insertion device (18) includes a housing (12) with a base (14), a catheter (28), an introducer needle (30) and an actuator (26) mounted within the housing. The catheter (28) and needle (30) are coupled to the actuator (26) and movable between a first position where the catheter and needle are retracted within the housing and a second position where the catheter and needle extend from the housing, and where the needle retracts into the actuator when the catheter and needle reach the second position. The actuator (26) has a detent (84) that engages a first recess (76) to require a predetermined force to depress the actuator (26) which is greater than the force necessary to slide the actuator (26) to the second position where the detent (84) engages a second recess (80) in the housing (12) to hold the actuator in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Russell Cole, Michael Creighton, Arthur Klotz
  • Publication number: 20190306487
    Abstract: Customer wide angle lenses and methods and apparatus for using such lenses in individual cameras as well as pairs of cameras intended for stereoscopic image capture are described. The lenses are used in combination with sensors to capture different portions of an environment at different resolutions. In some embodiments ground is capture at a lower resolution than sky which is captured at a lower resolution than a horizontal area of interest. Various asymmetries in lenses and/or lens and sensor placement are described which are particularly well suited for stereoscopic camera pairs where the proximity of one camera to the adjacent camera may interfere with the field of view of the cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: David Cole, ALAN MCKAY MOSS, Michael P. Straub
  • Patent number: 10413660
    Abstract: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface for contacting the patient's skin. The inserter also includes a movable plunger disposed within the inserter housing for releasing the infusion set from the inserter housing, impacting the infusion set, and imparting momentum to the infusion set to insert the cannula into the patient's skin. The inserter additionally includes a biasing element biasing the plunger toward the activated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Bene, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michel Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: 10408333
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for regulating the temperature of rear axle lubrication oil. In one example, a rear axle coolant system may include a coolant loop with a plurality of valves and sensors, regulating the coolant flow in heat exchange relationship with an exhaust gas heat recovery and storage system to deliver warm coolant to a rear axle heat exchanger to warm the rear axle lubrication oil. The method may regulate the components of the rear axle coolant system through a controller, receiving sensor input from the components of the coolant system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Cary Cole, Sunil Katragadda, Phillip Bonkoski, David Karl Bidner, Michael Levin, Colby Jason Buckman, Danrich Henry Demitroff, Amey Y. Karnik, Furqan Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20190269933
    Abstract: Methods and devices for diagnosing, monitoring, and/or treating tissue through an opening or port through an airway wall. A passageway is created extending from the airway to the target tissue. The passageway provides local access to the target tissue for treatment instruments and for delivering agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Gary S. KAPLAN, Michael D. LAUFER, Thomas M. KEAST, Cary COLE, Henky WIBOWO, Edmund J. ROSCHAK
  • Patent number: 10398833
    Abstract: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface for contacting the patient's skin. The inserter also includes a movable plunger disposed within the inserter housing for releasing the infusion set from the inserter housing, impacting the infusion set, and imparting momentum to the infusion set to insert the cannula into the patient's skin. The inserter additionally includes a biasing element biasing the plunger toward the activated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Bene, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michel Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: 10391549
    Abstract: A method of forming a cast component and a method of forming a casting mold is generally provided. The method is performed by plugging or covering an opening in a ceramic core-shell mold. The ceramic core-shell mold includes at least a first core portion, a first shell portion, and at least one first cavity between the core portion and the first shell portion. The core-shell mold may be manufactured using an additive manufacturing process. At least a portion of the ceramic core-shell mold and the plug or cover is coated with a second ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xi Yang, Michael Cole, Michael Brown, Gregory Terrence Garay, Tingfan Pang, Brian David Przeslawski, Douglas Gerard Konitzer
  • Patent number: 10391670
    Abstract: A method of forming a cast component and a method of forming a casting mold is generally provided. The method is performed by plugging or covering an opening in a ceramic core-shell mold. The ceramic core-shell mold includes at least a first core portion, a first shell portion, and at least one first cavity between the core portion and the first shell portion. The core-shell mold may be manufactured using an additive manufacturing process. At least a portion of the ceramic core-shell mold and the plug or cover is coated with a second ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xi Yang, Michael Cole, Michael Brown, Gregory Terrence Garay, Tingfan Pang, Brian David Przeslawski, Douglas Gerard Konitzer
  • Publication number: 20190257705
    Abstract: An optical probe for a gas turbine engine includes a housing. Also included is a plurality of optical fibers, a portion of each of the optical fibers secured to fiber holders. Further included is an optical head disposed within the housing and having channels extending in a longitudinal direction of the optical head, the fiber holders disposed within the channels. Yet further included is a cap disposed within the housing and operatively coupled to the optical head, the plurality of optical fibers extending through the cap. Also included is an inner tube operatively coupled to the cap, the plurality of fibers extending through the inner tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Eli Cole Warren, Michael F. Sabol
  • Publication number: 20190251368
    Abstract: A method of managing traffic flow. The method includes receiving, at a camera, an image containing vehicle traffic flow. The method also includes processing, using a processor, the image to mask areas in the image that exceed a predetermined number of candelas. The method also includes thereafter analyzing, using the processor, the image to determine a parameter related to the vehicles, whereby an analysis is performed. The method also includes managing the traffic flow based on the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Cole Hutchison, Staci Marlea Ingram
  • Patent number: 10359642
    Abstract: Eyewear can be provided that comprises at least one lens, at least one earstem, and a frame with components that interconnect two or more components of the eyewear. The components can include an engagement structure of the lens and a coupling mechanism attached to the frame. The coupling mechanism can include a housing configured to receive the engagement protrusion and a lever mechanism being operative to move between open and closed positions for disengaging or engaging with the engagement protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Sean Michael Cole
  • Patent number: 10346434
    Abstract: A partitioning policy for materializing writes indicated in journal entries of a multi-data-store database is determined. The policy indicates a partitioning attribute of a data object. A write applier associated with a materialization node of the database processes journal entries according to the partitioning policy. If the value of the partitioning attribute associated with a write of a particular journal entry indicates that the write belongs to a partition materialized at the materialization node, the write applier propagates the write to the materialization node for storage at the node's storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Morkel, Timothy Daniel Cole, Artem Danilov, Andrew Wayne Ross, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt, Tate Andrew Certain, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10331657
    Abstract: An analytics tool of a journal-based multi-data-store database obtains respective rejection cause descriptors for a set of transactions rejected by the journal manager of the database due to read-write conflicts. A particular rejection cause descriptor indicates a query predicate used for a read set of a transaction request which was rejected by a journal manager of the database due to a read-write conflict between the read set and a previously-committed transaction. The analytics tool prepares a database contention analysis using the rejection cause descriptors, and transmits the analysis to a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Daniel Cole, Artem Danilov, Andrew Wayne Ross, John Michael Morkel, Tate Andrew Certain, Allan Henry Vermeulen, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt
  • Patent number: 10324905
    Abstract: A particular node of a journal-based multi-node distributed storage system requests the addition of an acceptability verification request entry to the journal, indicating a proposed state change of the system. The particular node examines contents of entries added to the journal after the acceptability verification request entry. After determining that a targeted set of acceptability verification response entries have been added to the journal, indicating that the potential state change meets acceptance criteria at respective other nodes of the system, the particular node requests an addition of a committed transaction entry to the journal, indicating an approval of the proposed state change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Wayne Ross, Artem Danilov, Timothy Daniel Cole, Tate Andrew Certain, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt, John Michael Morkel, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Publication number: 20190175826
    Abstract: A catheter insertion device (10) includes a housing (12) with a base (14), a catheter (28), an introducer needle (30) and an actuator (26) mounted within the housing. The catheter (28) and needle (30) are coupled to the actuator (26) and movable between a first position where the catheter and needle are retracted within the housing and a second position where the catheter (28) and needle (30) extend from the housing, and where the needle retracts into the actuator when the catheter and needle reach the second position. A spring (90) is provided in the housing (12) or the actuator (26) where the spring (90) is released after deployment of the device to retract the needle (20) with respect to the catheter (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Russell COLE, Michael CREIGHTON, Gary REUTHER
  • Patent number: 10314912
    Abstract: Described herein are coating compositions for consumer and/or medical products. The coating compositions can be used to confer desirable properties to the consumer and/or medical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ariste Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Jennings, Jonathan McCanless, Brian Best, Timothy Fabian, Michael Cole
  • Publication number: 20190135696
    Abstract: An injectable resorbable bone graft material, and methods of using the same, provide increased compressive strength after injection in a bone defect. The bone graft material is made from calcium sulfate hemihydrate having a thick stubby rod-like crystalline structure and low water-carrying capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jantzen A. Cole, Michael E. Carroll, Jon P. Moseley, Kelly C. Richelsoph
  • Publication number: 20190136842
    Abstract: A fluid end is formed from a first body attached to a separate second body. Each body includes an external surface. When the bodies are attached, their respective external surfaces are in flush engagement. A plurality of bores are formed in the second body that are alignable with a plurality of corresponding bores formed in the first body. The fluid end may be used with seals disposed within recesses within each bore to seal against corresponding sealing surfaces. Further, retaining closures may be bolted to the fluid end bodies, such that the closures have a threadless connection to the fluid end bodies. Various combinations of such components may be utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Mark S. Nowell, Kelcy Jake Foster, Christopher Todd Barnett, Brandon Scott Ayres, Michael Eugene May, Guy J. Lapointe, Michael Cole Thomas