Patents by Inventor Michael D. Alexander

Michael D. Alexander 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: 20190193660
    Abstract: A knitted structure is configured for heat generation and distribution. In some embodiments, the knitted structure includes a knitted fabric including a first knitted layer and a second knitted layer opposite the first knitted layer. The first knitted layer has a first thermal conductivity. The second knitted layer has a second thermal conductivity. The second thermal conductivity is greater than the first thermal conductivity to faciliate heat transfer toward the first knitted layer. The knitted structure may further include a plurality of electrodes at least partially disposed inside the knitted fabric. Each of the plurality of electrodes is configured to generate heat within the knitted fabric upon receipt of electrical energy in order to distribute heat along the knitted structure and toward the first knitted layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Alexander, Nancy L. Johnson, Kuo-Huey Chen, Nilesh D. Mankame, Steven C. Lang, Michael S. Foos, Suzanne M. Cody-Gump
  • Patent number: 6997332
    Abstract: A four piece firewood rack has left-hand and right-band end sections, each section including a horizontal cross-beam welded between lower portions of a vertical beam to be positioned at the front of the rack and lower portions of a second left-hand beam at the rear of the rack, a third horizontal cross-beam, having sleeves members welded to terminal portions of the third cross-beam, are passed over the vertical beams at the front of the rack until they rest upon the cross-beams of each end section without the need for fasteners, and a fourth horizontal cross-beam, having sleeve members welded to terminal portions of the fourth cross-beam, are passed over the vertical beams at the rear of the rack until they rest upon the cross-beams of each end section without the need for fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Alexander Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Don M. Alexander, Michael D. Alexander