Patents by Inventor Michael Crook

Michael Crook 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: 9947343
    Abstract: A hard disk drive desledder comprises a support and a cutting member. The support is configured to receive and to support a hard disk drive assembly that includes a hard disk drive and a sled. The cutting member has at least two cutting edges corresponding to respective portions of the sled. The cutting member is movable from a first position spaced apart from the support and a second position adjacent the support to cause the at least two cutting edges to cut portions of the sled to allow the hard disk drive to be removed from the hard disk drive assembly. Related desledding methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Michael Crook, Christopher Wayne Turner
  • Patent number: 9548170
    Abstract: A guard assembly is for an electrical switching apparatus of an electrical system. The electrical system includes a number of conductors each having an insulated portion and an exposed portion that meet at a junction. The electrical switching apparatus includes a housing and a number of terminals connected to the exposed portion of a conductor. The guard assembly comprises: an interconnect member coupled to the housing; and a number of guard members each comprising: a first portion coupled to the interconnect member, and a second portion extending from the first portion away from the housing, the second portion comprising: a first distal end located at the first portion, and a second distal end opposite and distal from the first distal end. Each of the guard members has an opening. The opening receives a conductor. Each junction is located between a second distal end and a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Michael Crooks, Charles Bradley Anderson, Michael Paul Puskar, David Michael Olszewski, Javvad Qasimi
  • Publication number: 20160211093
    Abstract: A guard assembly is for an electrical switching apparatus of an electrical system. The electrical system includes a number of conductors each having an insulated portion and an exposed portion that meet at a junction. The electrical switching apparatus includes a housing and a number of terminals connected to the exposed portion of a conductor. The guard assembly comprises: an interconnect member coupled to the housing; and a number of guard members each comprising: a first portion coupled to the interconnect member, and a second portion extending from the first portion away from the housing, the second portion comprising: a first distal end located at the first portion, and a second distal end opposite and distal from the first distal end. Each of the guard members has an opening. The opening receives a conductor. Each junction is located between a second distal end and a terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Michael Crooks, Charles Bradley Anderson, Michael Paul Puskar, David Michael Olszewski, Javvad Qasimi
  • Patent number: 9362723
    Abstract: A support assembly is for an electrical system including an electrical enclosure, an electrical switching apparatus removably disposed in the electrical enclosure, and a plate member coupled to the electrical switching apparatus. The plate member includes a distal portion facing away from the electrical enclosure. The electrical switching apparatus includes an operating handle extending through the distal portion. The support assembly includes a base assembly. The base assembly includes a base. The support assembly further includes a number of brace assemblies each coupled to the base and structured to be coupled to the distal portion of the plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Michael Crooks, Donald Ray Hardee
  • Patent number: 9263860
    Abstract: A mounting member for a switchgear assembly is provided. The switchgear assembly includes a mounting element, an electrical switching apparatus having a number of terminals and being coupled to the mounting element, a metering module having a number of terminals and being spaced from the electrical switching apparatus, a number of electrical conductors electrically connecting the terminals of the metering module to the terminals of the electrical switching apparatus, and a support member adjacent the electrical switching apparatus. The mounting member includes a base portion structured to retain the metering module; a number of coupling portions structured to couple the mounting member to the support member; and a number of directing portions, each directing portion being structured to receive a corresponding one of the electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Michael Crooks, Dawn S. Florence
  • Publication number: 20150311683
    Abstract: A support assembly is for an electrical system including an electrical enclosure, an electrical switching apparatus removably disposed in the electrical enclosure, and a plate member coupled to the electrical switching apparatus. The plate member includes a distal portion facing away from the electrical enclosure. The electrical switching apparatus includes an operating handle extending through the distal portion. The support assembly includes a base assembly. The base assembly includes a base. The support assembly further includes a number of brace assemblies each coupled to the base and structured to be coupled to the distal portion of the plate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: WILLIAM MICHAEL CROOKS, DONALD RAY HARDEE
  • Publication number: 20150200525
    Abstract: A mounting member for a switchgear assembly is provided. The switchgear assembly includes a mounting element, an electrical switching apparatus having a number of terminals and being coupled to the mounting element, a metering module having a number of terminals and being spaced from the electrical switching apparatus, a number of electrical conductors electrically connecting the terminals of the metering module to the terminals of the electrical switching apparatus, and a support member adjacent the electrical switching apparatus. The mounting member includes a base portion structured to retain the metering module; a number of coupling portions structured to couple the mounting member to the support member; and a number of directing portions, each directing portion being structured to receive a corresponding one of the electrical conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: WILLIAM MICHAEL CROOKS, Dawn S. Florence
  • Publication number: 20070250384
    Abstract: The present invention relates to interactive kiosks. In particular, it relates to utility kiosks that support a variety of services, to wagering kiosks that must conform to regulatory requirements, and gaming kiosks that qualify as Class 2 or lower gaming devices, not Class 3 gaming devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Glenn Geller, Michael Crook
  • Publication number: 20060213979
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stored value cards and improved bank processing systems. In particular, it relates to systems and methods that load value into demand deposit and plastic account number accounts corresponding to the stored value card and make funds available without delay, even for the unbanked. It also relates to methods for avoiding fraud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: bluko Information Group
    Inventors: Glenn Geller, Lyann Nguyen, Michael Crook
  • Publication number: 20060213980
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stored value cards and improved bank processing systems. In particular, it relates to systems and methods that load value into demand deposit and plastic account number accounts corresponding to the stored value card and make funds available without delay, even for the unbanked. It also relates to methods for avoiding fraud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: bluko Information Group
    Inventors: Glenn Geller, Lyann Nguyen, Michael Crook
  • Publication number: 20060213978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stored value cards and improved bank processing systems. In particular, it relates to systems and methods that load value into demand deposit and plastic account number accounts corresponding to the stored value card and make funds available without delay, even for the unbanked. It also relates to methods for avoiding fraud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: bluko Information Group
    Inventors: Glenn Geller, Lyann Nguyen, Michael Crook
  • Publication number: 20060114315
    Abstract: A method of transferring communication between communication channels of differing bandwidth comprises establishing data communications on a first channel having a first bandwidth, establishing data communications on a second channel in response to a trigger indicating changes in the data to be communicated, wherein the second channel has a bandwidth providing resources different from the first bandwidth of the first channel. The method further comprises responding to the discontinuation of an in-progress mixed-media call that transmits data using a first and second media by initiating a second call not supporting the second media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Crook
  • Publication number: 20050217202
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved cover for securing the roof a residential home or other building structure from the weather conditions that are associated with severe storms such as hurricanes. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises at least one protective membrane disposed adjacent the roof's upper surface. In a particular embodiment, the membrane is configured to cover substantially the entire roof surface. The membrane, which may comprise stretch wrap or shrink wrap, may be adhered in place, for example, using water resistant tape, an adhesive, mechanical fasteners, or a girdle sheet that is wrapped around the vertical walls of the building structure so as to capture the protective membrane between the girdle sheet and the vertical walls. Alternatively, the roof cover may be maintained adjacent the roof substantially entirely through its own physical properties, especially if the roof cover is comprised of stretch or shrink wrap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventor: Michael Crook
  • Patent number: 4326425
    Abstract: A drive control arrangement for a material sampling apparatus in which the sampling bucket is operatively carried on a swing arm for movement through a stream of material when in the now sampling position and in a reverse direction back through the stream in a sample cutting position so that the sample can be dumped and directed to processing apparatus ancillary to the sampling apparatus. The apparatus is placed under the drive control arrangement for hydraulic and electrical systems which control the sequence of movements of the swing arm and the sampling bucket and the directing of the sample when dumped from the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1982
    Assignee: Sverdrup & Parcel and Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray S. Gundersen, Ronald J. Colledge, Roy H. Jenkins, Michael Crook