Patents by Inventor Michael Dean

Michael Dean 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: 11123833
    Abstract: A locating fixture includes an adjustable locating member for supporting and restraining a part. The adjustable locating member allows for rotational and translational adjustment for aligning to a particular part configuration. The adjustable locating member utilizes a plurality of indicia and a position indicator to assist in the alignment of the adjustable locating member to a desired position, which is then restrained at a desired position by a restraining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Erik Riha, Michael Dean Blodgett
  • Publication number: 20210283377
    Abstract: Devices used to provide access the vasculature are disclosed. The devices may be configured to provide access to a blood vessel, such as an artery. The devices may include a catheter assembly disposed over a needle assembly. The devices may also include a barrel assembly coupled to the needle assembly. A guidewire may be displaceable by barrel assembly within a needle. The needle may include a proximal and distal port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Dean Haslam, Richard P. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20210283382
    Abstract: Devices used to pressurize, depressurize, or otherwise displace fluid are disclosed. The devices may be configured to displace fluid in order to inflate or deflate a medical device, such as a balloon. The devices include a trigger configured to convert the devices from a pressurization state to a priming state. The devices further include a locking or toggle member configured to toggle and/or maintain the devices in a priming state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Cindrich, Richard P. Jenkins, Michael Dean Haslam, Craig Purdy, Gregory R. McArthur, Nate Shirley, David J. Johnson, Eron Flory, Jon Davis
  • Publication number: 20210287546
    Abstract: An advanced pedestrian warning or alert system is a system for automotive vehicles is described herein in various embodiments. This system detects if a vulnerable road user, for example a pedestrian, is at an unsafe distance from the moving vehicle. If a pedestrian is too close to the vehicle when the vehicle is in motion, then the system will issue auditory and/or visual warnings to notify the pedestrian back to safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: ROSCO, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Englander, Clayton Dean, John Polimeni, Michael Cacic, Mathew Locoteta, Julian Serer
  • Patent number: 11122091
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing network security for a plurality of networks. Each of the networks comprises one or more networked devices, and each of the networks includes one or more security devices configured to monitor data traffic into and out of the networks. Abstracted access rules are created to define access between the networked devices. Each of the access rules are compiled into a security rule that uses object definitions of the networked devices to define access between the networked devices. The security rules are compiled and transmitted to the security devices for implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: FireMon, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Ned Martin, Matthew R. Dean, Timothy R. Garrett, Sean Michael Mills, Lindsay V. Brechler, Jason Wendel, Hugh D. Brown, Patrick G. Clark, Joseph P. Brazil, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11111757
    Abstract: A technique facilitates formation of a gravel pack. A well completion is provided to facilitate improved gravel packing during a gravel packing operation and subsequent production. The well completion is constructed to freely return a gravel pack carrier fluid through a base pipe during gravel packing. A valve system is positioned to enable restriction of fluid flow into the base pipe following the gravel packing operation. The valve system may be selectively actuated to restrict the fluid flow into the base pipe via a signal such as a pressure signal or timed electric signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Bryan Stamm, Michael Dean Langlais, John R. Whitsitt
  • Patent number: 11113173
    Abstract: System and methods are disclosed herein for creating interaction path records using time thresholds between interaction paths. The system retrieves the time threshold and a plurality of user interaction records that each include a timestamp. The system sorts the plurality of user interaction records based on the timestamp. The system then identifies the path-start record as being separated from a prior interaction by an amount of time that exceeds the time threshold. The system identifies the path-end record as being separated from a subsequent interaction by an amount of time that exceeds the time threshold. The system creates an interaction path record, stores that records, and generates a summary with information about the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dean Hoffman, Christopher Ambrozic
  • Publication number: 20210268399
    Abstract: Methods and systems for conducting batch multi-effect distillation are disclosed. A multi-effect distillation system and one or more isolation devices are provided. A feed stream, consisting of water and a solute, is passed from a feed source into a brine side of the plurality of heat exchangers. The feed source is isolated from the plurality of heat exchangers by closing the one or more isolation devices. A first of the plurality of heat exchangers is heated by the heat source. A steam stream and a brine concentrate stream are produced in all but a last of the plurality of heat exchangers. A condensate stream from the steam stream is produced in all but the first of the plurality of heat exchangers. A warmed feed stream is produced in the last of the plurality of heat exchangers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Michael Hall, Miguel Lazaro, Jacob Dean, Chandler Flinders, Keylan Jensen
  • Publication number: 20210269581
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure includes an elastomeric polyurethane foam with improved high temperature performance, comprising a reaction product of components including: (a) an isocyanate functional urethane prepolymer derived from one or more prepolymers comprising monomeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and polymeric MDI, and a polyether diol; and (b) an isocyanate-reactive component including: (i) a first polyol in an amount of about 10 to about 70 parts by weight of the isocyanate-reactive component, wherein the first polyol is a propylene oxide or ethylene oxide-capped nominal diol with a number-average molecular weight between about 1000 g/mol and about 9000 g/mol; (ii) a second polyol in an amount of about 0 to about 50 parts by weight of the isocyanate-reactive component, wherein the second polyol is a nominal triol with a high proportion of randomly dispersed ethoxy groups with a number-average molecular weight between about 1000 g/mol and about 8000 g/mol; (iii) a third polyol in an am
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Fritz, David Dean Peters, Janine Luesing
  • Publication number: 20210272215
    Abstract: A method for systematically coordinating the collection, analysis and storage of payroll information provided to government agencies by government contractors pursuant to applicable regulations is disclosed. The method includes collecting payroll information from contractors, performing an automated compliance check on the payroll information collected from contractors, storing verified payroll information in at least one database, and performing an automated fraud check on payroll information. The method also includes notifying auditors of instances of possible fraud, notifying auditors of instances of non-compliance, sorting payroll information in the at least one database according to geographic and skill categories, and providing reports to agencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: eMars, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Phillip Dean, Richard Edwin DeHORITY, James Michael DeHORITY, Woodrow W. CHAMBERLAIN
  • Patent number: 11104518
    Abstract: A dispensation system having a hopper that is located remote to the remainder of the dispensation system. The hopper can be located remote from a delivery system and a conveyor or other transmitting device can connect the hopper to the delivery system. The hopper can therefore be located in an area that is more accessible or less valued than the area in which the products or objects are dispensed, allowing a more efficient product distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Freeosk, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Lee Koenigsknecht, Peter Jonathan Resnick, Albert John Kohn, Stephen Joseph Koza, Robert Dean Chadderdon, Michael Adam Jones
  • Publication number: 20210262323
    Abstract: A technique facilitates a gravel packing operation in a well. The system may utilize a Y-manifold having a manifold body through which or along which a gravel slurry may be flowed. A plurality of exit end shunt connectors extends from the manifold body to enable connection with corresponding exit end shunt tubes at a position separated from the manifold body. Additionally, a plurality of entrance end shunt connectors extends from the manifold body in a direction generally opposite the exit end shunt connectors. The extended entrance end shunt connectors enable connection with corresponding entrance end shunt tubes at a position separated from the manifold body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Ernani Jeronimo, Marcelo Oblitas Ruiz, Abdulali Aliyev, Carlos Emilio Webel, Michael Dean Langlais
  • Publication number: 20210230391
    Abstract: A continuous flow process and system for depolymerizing plastic. A heterogeneous mixture of solid plastic particles, a solvent, and a catalyst are pumped continuously through a heating zone at a flow rate resulting in a particle speed sufficient to keep the plastic particles in suspension. The heterogeneous mixture is heated in the heating zone and maintained in a hold zone to complete depolymerization of the mixture into a homogeneous solution containing a liquefied reaction product. The homogeneous solution is cooled to solidify and precipitate a solid reaction product. The solid reaction product is separated from the solvent to be recycled. Contaminants are removed from the solvent, and the solvent is recirculated for use as a constituent of the heterogeneous mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Premirr Plastics Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Craig Parrott, James Christopher Luft, Donald B. Shuping, Michael Dean Mattiace
  • Publication number: 20210180478
    Abstract: An engine head assembly includes a valve seat insert having a valve seating surface defining a center axis, and each of an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface extending circumferentially around the valve seat center axis. The outer peripheral surface includes an upper section interference-fitted with the engine head, and a lower section. A stiffness relief channel is formed by a relief cutout in the valve seat insert, and extends radially between the lower section of the outer peripheral surface and the engine head. The stiffness relief channel permits flexing of the valve seat insert to cushion valve seating to prolong engine valve and valve seat insert service life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Clark Krieger, Michael Dean Roley
  • Patent number: 11027445
    Abstract: A table-like support placed within a pizza container between the pizza and the pizza container cover providing support for the pizza container cover to remain apart from the pizza, and includes a convenient and covered cutter cutting used to provide slices of a pizza pie. One embodiment includes within the support a removable section which reveals and provides user access to a circular cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Dean
  • Publication number: 20210166543
    Abstract: An improved system and method for detecting smoke using a sensor is disclosed. The method can comprise the steps of storing in memory a plurality of smoke signatures, wherein each of the smoke signatures relates to how the sensor senses one of a plurality of particulates, each of the plurality of particulates indicative or non-indicative of a fire, and receiving current data from the sensor. Moreover, the method can comprise the steps of comparing the current data with the plurality of smoke signatures to determine if the current data matches any of the plurality of smoke signatures, and initiating an alarm sequence based at least in part on a determination as to whether the current data matches a smoke signature related to a fire-indicative particulate of the plurality of particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Dean Orr, Eric Overton
  • Publication number: 20210131849
    Abstract: Techniques are described for determining an amount of fuel that is consumed by the body components of a vehicle, based at least partly on sensor data describing the operations of the body components and/or the location of the vehicle. A vehicle is equipped with a body that has any suitable number of body components that perform operations not directly associated with the translational movement of the vehicle from one location to another. Fuel is consumed to provide power (e.g., through power take off) to operate the body components. The vehicle includes sensor device(s) configured to sense the operations of the body components and generate sensor data that describes the operations of the body components. The sensor data is analyzed to determine an amount of fuel that is consumed to power the operations of the body components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Buteau, Thomas Leon Wilding, Albert Xiaoxia Jiang, John Forrest Smith, Michael Dean Geary, Brian Huston Ham
  • Publication number: 20210123327
    Abstract: A technique facilitates formation of a gravel pack along relatively lengthy wellbores. According to an embodiment, a completion system comprises a plurality of screen assemblies. The completion system also has an alternate path system disposed along the plurality of screen assemblies. The alternate path system includes shunt tubes, e.g. transport tubes, coupled together by jumper tubes. An anti-buckling structure is coupled to each jumper tube to prevent buckling when high operational pressures, e.g. operating pressures of 9000 psi or higher, are applied to the alternate path system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Dean Langlais, Michael Robbins
  • Patent number: D918295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Gorilla Glue Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael Dean McCutchan, James Troy Starkey, Ryan Joseph Boudreaux, Luis Ramiro Gutierrez Montenegro
  • Patent number: D925978
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Lah, Anish Lale, Nehal A. Sayankar, Michael Dean Clark