Patents by Inventor Michael D. Nelson

Michael D. Nelson 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: 20090217436
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘VALOR’. This new strawberry plant named ‘VALOR’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium plant size; medium to large fruit; red to dark red fruit color; strong fruit skin firmness; medium to dark green foliage; good fruit flavor; medium sized foliage and short fruiting trusses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20090133173
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PRESTIGE’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PRESTIGE’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium to large plant size; medium fruit size; spreading calyx segments; long petiolule length; three to four leaflets/tri-foliate; moderate fruit production with very good flavor; and medium green foliage with medium glossy texture and medium interveinal blistering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen M. ACKERMAN, Steven D. NELSON, Michael D. NELSON
  • Patent number: 7533626
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for making a boat. The boat includes a port side positioned opposite from a starboard side. The boat also includes a floor and stingers supports positioned within the hull. The method includes providing a insert having two spaced-apart elongated portions interconnected by at least two spaced-apart transverse portions that extend between the elongated portions. The elongated portions are sized and relatively positioned for one of the elongated portions to extend along the port side of the hull and the other of the elongated portions to extend along the starboard side of the hull. The method also includes positioning the insert in a chamber defined between a male mold piece and a female mold piece. The method further includes providing fibrous reinforcing material that surrounds the insert within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: VEC Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Sahr, Michael D. Nelson, Robert L. Retka
  • Publication number: 20080314309
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for making a boat. The boat includes a port side positioned opposite from a starboard side. The boat also includes a floor and stingers supports positioned within the hull. The method includes providing a insert having two spaced-apart elongated portions interconnected by at least two spaced-apart transverse portions that extend between the elongated portions. The elongated portions are sized and relatively positioned for one of the elongated portions to extend along the port side of the hull and the other of the elongated portions to extend along the starboard side of the hull. The method also includes positioning the insert in a chamber defined between a male mold piece and a female mold piece. The method further includes providing fibrous reinforcing material that surrounds the insert within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: VEC INDUSTRIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Sahr, Michael D. Nelson, Robert L. Retka
  • Patent number: 7373896
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for making a boat. The boat includes a port side positioned opposite from a starboard side. The boat also includes a floor and stingers supports positioned within the hull. The method includes providing a insert having two spaced-apart elongated portions interconnected by at least two spaced-apart transverse portions that extend between the elongated portions. The elongated portions are sized and relatively positioned for one of the elongated portions to extend along the port side of the hull and the other of the elongated portions to extend along the starboard side of the hull. The method also includes positioning the insert in a chamber defined between a male mold piece and a female mold piece. The method further includes providing fibrous reinforcing material that surrounds the insert within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: VEC Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Sahr, Michael D. Nelson, Robert L. Retka
  • Patent number: 7299203
    Abstract: A novel method for order processing, manufacturing and distributing integrated circuits (ICs) including the steps of: dry packing a plurality of programmable ICs and placing the dry packed programmable ICs into inventory such that the inventory is re-accessible in an automated manner. A plurality of configuration programs are stored and in response to orders from customers, a subset of the inventoried ICs are unpacked in order to process the order. The process then includes the steps of programming the unpacked ICs with a configuration selected by the customer and re-packing the programmed ICs for shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Xilinx, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7156043
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for making a boat. The boat includes a port side positioned opposite from a starboard side. The boat also includes a floor and stingers supports positioned within the hull. The method includes providing a insert having two spaced-apart elongated portions interconnected by at least two spaced-apart transverse portions that extend between the elongated portions. The elongated portions are sized and relatively positioned for one of the elongated portions to extend along the port side of the hull and the other of the elongated portions to extend along the starboard side of the hull. The method also includes positioning the insert in a chamber defined between a male mold piece and a female mold piece. The method further includes providing fibrous reinforcing material that surrounds the insert within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: VEC Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Sahr, Michael D. Nelson, Robert L. Retka
  • Patent number: 6994051
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for making a boat. The boat includes a port side positioned opposite from a starboard side. The boat also includes a floor and stingers supports positioned within the hull. The method includes providing a insert having two spaced-apart elongated portions interconnected by at least two spaced-apart transverse portions that extend between the elongated portions. The elongated portions are sized and relatively positioned for one of the elongated portions to extend along the port side of the hull and the other of the elongated portions to extend along the starboard side of the hull. The method also includes positioning the insert in a chamber defined between a male mold piece and a female mold piece. The method further includes providing fibrous reinforcing material that surrounds the insert within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: VEC Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Sahr, Michael D. Nelson, Robert L. Retka
  • Patent number: 6932618
    Abstract: An interconnect assembly to electrically interconnect one or more integrated circuits to an electronic device may comprise a base package to couple to a circuit board of the electronic device. A terminal mezzanine package may support the integrated circuit(s) above the base package. A first set of conductors of a first material and design carry low-frequency signals between the base and terminal connector packages. A second set of conductors of a second material and design carry high-frequency signals. In particular embodiments the base package may comprise a base mezzanine integrating one or more additional integrated circuits and intermediate mezzanines supporting one or more additional integrated circuits each and enabling multi-story modular interconnection structures. In particular embodiments, the second set of conductors may comprise columns of compressible polymer compound embedded with metallized particles, and the columns may be dispersed amongst pins and sockets of a pin-grid array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Xilinx, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP15597
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct day-neutral variety of strawberry plant named PS-2880. This new variety is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California. The new variety is primarily characterized by its medium to large sized plant, many crowns per plant, low frequency of small to very small bract leaflets on the petioles, long petiolules, large diameter stolons, strong stolon pubescence, high number of sepals per berry, conical to wedged shaped fruit, absent to very narrow band without achenes on the fruit, achenes set more consistently above the fruit, spreading to reflexed calyx segments, calyx which is weakly attached to the fruit and strongly expressed hollow center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Michael D. Nelson, Steven D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP17312
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct short-day variety of strawberry plant named ‘PS-5016’. This new strawberry variety ‘PS-5016’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large plant size, vigorous growth rate with flowers visible above the plant for most of the year, large foliage size, light green in color and strongly concave in cross section, highly productive with fruit ripening beginning early, and produced fruit is small in size, medium red in color, conical in shape with excellent firmness, gloss and appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignees: Plant Sciences, Inc., Berry R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP17487
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct short-day variety of strawberry plant named ‘PS-4634’. This new strawberry variety ‘P-4634’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large plant size, strong vigor rate, large foliage with medium to strong blistering and gloss, highly productive with fruit harvest beginning as early as late March in Salinas, Calif., producing upwards of 15% to 20% of its production by the end of May, and produced fruit is very large in size, light red in color, conical in shape with very good firmness and gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignees: Plant Sciences, Inc., Berry R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP17725
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct short-day variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-1975’. This new strawberry variety ‘BG-1975’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the southern coast of California, and is primarily characterized by foliage medium to small in size and light to medium green in color, production is early, beginning as early as late December, producing upwards of 50% to 60% of it production by the end of March, produced fruit is attractive and of excellent quality, produced fruit is orange red to red in color, medium to large in size, very firm, conical to cylindrical in shape with a smooth surface lacking creases and ridges, and seeds may be slightly sunken below the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Lee W. Stoeckle
  • Patent number: PP17864
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct short-day variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-959’. This new variety is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the southern coast of California. A small plant with large uniformly shaped berries primarily characterizes the new variety. Foliage is small in size with short petioles producing very few bract leaflets. Production is early beginning as early as late December, producing upwards of 20% of 25% of it production by the end of February. The fruit is large in size, very firm, flat conical in shape with a smooth surface lacking creases and ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Lee W. Stoeckle
  • Patent number: D566591
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, David K. Orr
  • Patent number: D566592
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, David K. Orr
  • Patent number: D567124
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Nelson, David K. Orr
  • Patent number: PP19583
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PS-5298’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PS-5298’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large plant size; medium to large fruit size; medium to red fruit color; spreading to reflexed calyx segments; medium to strong skin firmness; good fruit production with good flavor, medium green foliage with glossy texture and medium to strong interveinal blistering; and medium to large foliage, concave to flat in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignees: Plant Sciences, Inc., Berry R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP20077
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PRESTIGE’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PRESTIGE’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium to large plant size; medium fruit size; spreading calyx segments; long petiolule length; three to four leaflets/tri-foliate; moderate fruit production with very good flavor; and medium green foliage with medium glossy texture and medium interveinal blistering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignees: Plant Sciences, Inc., Berry R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP20308
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘Glory’. This new strawberry plant named ‘Glory’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red to red fruit color; medium sized fruit; cylindrical to cordiform fruit shape; achene position that ranges from level with to below the fruit surface; large sized calyx; medium plant size; plant density that ranges from medium to open; light to medium green foliage color; medium sized foliage; and moderate to heavy petiole pubescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignees: Plant Sciences, Inc., Berry R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson