Patents by Inventor Michael D. Peters

Michael D. Peters 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: 20200286140
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus consistent with the present disclosure may allow students or other individuals to purchase product from or to trade products with their peers when both a purchaser and a distributor are physically located within a same general location. In such instances, the purchaser and a product distributor may be located within the boundaries of a school or campus that may span only a few city blocks. Both the purchaser and the distributor may both be members of an organization associated with the general location. Methods and apparatus consistent with the present disclosure may allow a purchaser to order products that they need for delivery by another student without either student having to travel to a retail store to pick up an ordered product. Apparatus consistent with the present disclosure may receive information from a product tag as an ordered product is processed for delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: John Cronin, Michael D'Andrea, Charles Root, JR., William M. Peters, JR., William M. Peters, SR.
  • Publication number: 20200229809
    Abstract: Sutures with pre-tied knots for use in percutaneous surgical procedures and devices for easily and quickly tying complex suture knots are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Y. HIROTSUKA, Michael MURILLO, Yoav BEN-HAIM, Justin D. SALIMAN, Christopher P. BENDER, Michale J. HENDRICKSEN, Victoria C. QUITUGUA, Sarah-Marie CHAN, Jennifer B. FASMAN, Stephen J. PETER
  • Patent number: 10676663
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to formulations comprising an electrolyzed carrier fluid, optionally with an organic solvent and/or an additive. The formulations may be applied to in-situ and ex-situ hydrocarbon sources to recover or improve the hydrocarbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: STRATEGIC RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION, INC.
    Inventors: John D. Breedlove, Michael J. Peters, Seth R. Mayer, David D. Faulder
  • Patent number: 10653412
    Abstract: Sutures with pre-tied knots for use in percutaneous surgical procedures and devices for easily and quickly tying complex suture knots are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Y. Hirotsuka, Michael Murillo, Yoav Ben-Haim, Justin D. Saliman, Christopher P. Bender, Michael J. Hendricksen, Stephen J. Peter, Victoria C. Quitugua, Sarah-Marie Chan, Jennifer B. Fasman
  • Patent number: 10640393
    Abstract: A water treatment apparatus that includes: at least one module which operatively and selectively treats one or both of an original household hot water received from the household hot water line and water flowing through the module and treats cold water received from an original household cold water line that flows through; a process control unit whereby a user selects a desired treatment option for the water flowing through the apparatus to be dispensed to the user; one or more plumbing connections which operatively divert the original household hot and cold water flow to the user selected water treatment module so as to dispense to the user the selected treated water; and one or more valves which operatively cooperate with the process control unit to direct the water flow within the apparatus so as to provide the user with the selected treated water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dominique Cobb, Erdogan Ergican, Wyndham F. Gary, Jr., Mark Graff, Eric Hill, Beth Jackson, Antony Kirk, Steven J. Kuehl, Joseph R. Peters, Michael Seeley, Rex D. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200008796
    Abstract: Sutures with pre-tied knots for use in percutaneous surgical procedures and devices for easily and quickly tying complex suture knots are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Y. Hirotsuka, Michael Murillo, Yoav Ben-Haim, Justin D. Saliman, Christopher P. Bender, Michael J. Hendricksen, Stephen J. Peter, Victoria C. Quitugua, Sarah-Marie Chan, Jennifer B. Fasman
  • Publication number: 20190361352
    Abstract: An organic photoresist stripping composition and method of using the composition with silicon wafers having an insulating layer and metallization on the wafers, having an aryl sulfonic acid or alkylaryl sulfonic acid or mixtures thereof; 1,3-dihydroxybenzene (resorcinol) or sorbitol or mixtures thereof; one or more hydrocarbon solvents having a flash point of greater than about 65° C., and optionally less than about 0.5% by weight water based on the total weight of the composition. The composition may also be used for the removal of other materials from other substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Versum Materials US, LLC
    Inventors: Richard D. Peters, Michael Phenis, Travis Acra
  • Publication number: 20190321914
    Abstract: The disclosed technology generally relates to welding, and more particularly to welding multi-layered structures. In an aspect, a method of welding multi-layered metallic workpieces comprises providing a pair of multi-layered workpieces. Each of the workpieces has a base layer and an cladding layer, where the cladding layer comprises a corrosion resistant element adapted to suppress corrosion in a ferrous alloy. The method additionally comprises forming a root pass weld bead to join cladding layers of the workpieces using a first filler wire comprising the corrosion resistant element and focusing a first laser beam on the cladding layers. The method additionally comprises forming one or more weld beads to join base layers of the workpieces by resistively heating a second filler wire and directing a second laser beam over the root pass weld bead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Paul E. Denney, Michael D. Latessa, Steven R. Peters
  • Patent number: 10441273
    Abstract: Sutures with pre-tied knots for use in percutaneous surgical procedures and devices for easily and quickly tying complex suture knots are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Y. Hirotsuka, Michael Murillo, Yoav Ben-Haim, Justin D. Saliman, Christopher P. Bender, Michael J. Hendricksen, Stephen J. Peter, Victoria C. Quitugua, Sarah-Marie Chan, Jennifer B. Fasman
  • Patent number: 9848592
    Abstract: An improved agricultural spray boom having a primary section, a secondary section and a break away section is provided. The primary section has a top extrusion having a web and two tubes, each tube having a heat sink and a wing. No welds are located above the centerline of the tubes where stress would be the greatest. The secondary section is pivotally attached to the primary section. Weight of the second section and break away section cause a twisting force to be applied to the primary section. The primary section has specially oriented side braces which act in compression to resist the twisting force. The primary section further has a steel connector connected to the underside of the extrusions (and not welded to top of extrusions). The secondary section also has a top extrusion with a web and two tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Specialty Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Peters, Peter J. Heinen, Roy Venton-Walters, Gregory Jackson Klemp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9637972
    Abstract: A roll-up type industrial door including a flexible sheet or woven fabric forming a curtain for closing a door way having an upper end, a lower end and two opposite side edges. The sheet has a main area and elongate side edge sections that are thicker than the main area. A shoulder is formed where each side edge section meets the main area. A curtain winding mechanism is connected to the upper end of the curtain and is used to raise the curtain. A pair of spaced apart guide channels are also provided and the side edge sections are movable therein. Each guide has one or two elastic members which act as locking blades. The locking blades of each guide form an elongate slot that receives a side edge section of the curtain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB
    Inventors: Robert Miller, Michael D. Peters, John Whealon
  • Patent number: 9185850
    Abstract: A rotary brush turf sweeper includes a frame with a first and second brush carriage supporting a first and second rotary brush. The brush carriages include a first and second carriage bar extending lengthwise along the first and second rotary brush. The brush carriages pivotably attach to the frame by a mounting point on opposing ends of the first brush carriage, allowing the brush carriages to rotate about the attachment point. A brush height adjustment mechanism joins the carriage bars with an electronic actuator. The electronic actuator may be remotely operated to adjust the height of the rotary brushes from a work surface and elevate them so as not to touch the work surface. A first and second drive mechanism transfers rotational force from a pair of drive wheels, so that the rotary brushes always rotate as the device is towed by a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: SGM Industries LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Peters, Robert S. Fuller, John F. Foyse, Jr., Jeffrey L. Scott, Deno J. Minas
  • Publication number: 20150292262
    Abstract: A roll-up type industrial door including a flexible sheet or woven fabric forming a curtain for closing a door way having an upper end, a lower end and two opposite side edges. The sheet has a main area and elongate side edge sections that are thicker than the main area. A shoulder is formed where each side edge section meets the main area. A curtain winding mechanism is connected to the upper end of the curtain and is used to raise the curtain. A pair of spaced apart guide channels are also provided and the side edge sections are movable therein. Each guide has one or two elastic members which act as locking blades. The locking blades of each guide form an elongate slot that receives a side edge section of the curtain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Miller, Michael D. Peters, John Whealon
  • Publication number: 20140366460
    Abstract: An improved agricultural spray boom having a primary section, a secondary section and a break away section is provided. The primary section has a top extrusion having a web and two tubes, each tube having a heat sink and a wing. No welds are located above the centerline of the tubes where stress would be the greatest. The secondary section is pivotally attached to the primary section. Weight of the second section and break away section cause a twisting force to be applied to the primary section. The primary section has specially oriented side braces which act in compression to resist the twisting force. The primary section further has a steel connector connected to the underside of the extrusions (and not welded to top of extrusions). The secondary section also has a top extrusion with a web and two tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Speciality Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Peters, Peter J. Heinen, Roy Venton-Walters, Gregory Jackson Klemp, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140130275
    Abstract: A rotary brush turf sweeper includes a frame with a first and second brush carriage supporting a first and second rotary brush. The brush carriages include a first and second carriage bar extending lengthwise along the first and second rotary brush. The brush carriages pivotably attach to the frame by a mounting point on opposing ends of the first brush carriage, allowing the brush carriages to rotate about the attachment point. A brush height adjustment mechanism joins the carriage bars with an electronic actuator. The electronic actuator may be remotely operated to adjust the height of the rotary brushes from a work surface and elevate them so as not to touch the work surface. A first and second drive mechanism transfers rotational force from a pair of drive wheels, so that the rotary brushes always rotate as the device is towed by a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: SGM Industries LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Peters, Robert S. Fuller, John F. Foyse, JR., Jeffrey L. Scott, Deno J. Minas
  • Publication number: 20110295848
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer based, online and mobile app system that collects, filters and aggregates market data by flashing products, music clips, words, photos and other images at users and measuring the speed of their responses to 1/100th of a second. User decisions and response times are sent to a database where they are compared to aggregate responses. The system compares the results to aggregate responses and speeds in its database to create ratings for every product, music clip, word, photo, other image, and user. An accounting of the user's relative position as a rater, as well as an accounting of their responses to the product, music clip, word, photo, other image they have rated, are sent back to the user's mobile device or computer. In this process, a searchable database of public opinion is created and hosted online, or in the cloud, that will automatically and continually be updated in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Michael D. Peters, Daniel I. Harnden
  • Patent number: 5609320
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mounting and dismounting an overhead bowling scoring monitor. The method includes positioning a support member at the overhead location for the bowling scoring monitor and providing a lifting mechanism having an elongated lifting member and a force-producing member for extending and retracting the lifting member. The lift mechanism is attached to the bowling scoring monitor and to any stationary member above the monitor and the force-producing device is operated in order to retract the lifting member to raise the overhead bowling scoring monitor into proximity with the support member, or to pay out the lifting member to lower the overhead bowling scoring monitor from the support member. Preferably, the support member is a rigid frame which is substantially horizontally planar. The rigid frame may include at least two spaced apart parallel tubular members in a manner that the elongated lifting member extends from the elongated body between the two tubular members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation
    Inventor: Michael D. Peters
  • Patent number: 5391387
    Abstract: Partially formed products (2) are placed in molds (8) and a fluid such as air or an edible filler is injected into the partially formed products (2), e.g. by needles 17[see FIG. 6], so as to cause expansion and thereby produce final products (2) having the shape of the molds (8). Each mold (8) may comprise an upper mold part (14) and a lower mold part (11). The lower mold parts (11) may be mounted on a chain conveyor (9, 9b, 9c) [see FIG. 1] or a rotating cylinder (28) [see FIG. 12] so that the partially formed products (2) are moved towards and the final products (2) are moved away from a reciprocating assembly (12, 13) which carries the upper mold parts (14). Preferably, the final products (2) are retained in the upper mold parts (14) and then ejected by a blast of air. The invention enables complicated shapes to be formed at high production rates while using an economical amount of chocolate or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: A.C. Machines Limited
    Inventor: Michael D. Peters
  • Patent number: D383842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: AKSYS, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rodney S. Kenley, William C. Cesaroni, Shawn O. Barrett, Jack B. Hough, Michael D. Peters, Dawn Matthews, Dennis M. Treu, Steven J. Wroblewski, Thomas M. Feldsien, Anthony M. Anello, Wayne F. Adolf, Lori A. Plummer
  • Patent number: D395085
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: AKSYS, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rodney S. Kenley, Russell L. Sage, William C. Cesaroni, Shawn O. Barrett, Jack B. Hough, Michael D. Peters, Dawn Matthews, Dennis M. Treu, Steven J. Wroblewski, Thomas M. Feldsien, Anthony M. Anello, Wayne F. Adolf, Lori A. Plummer