Patents by Inventor Michael E. Best

Michael E. Best 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: 20210253206
    Abstract: An inflation device for an inflatable article comprises a housing for supporting a container of pressurized fluid and for supporting piercing means which is displaceable from a retracted position to penetrate the container and allow release of pressurized fluid, said container being contained within a protected casing which is secured non-releasably to the housing thereby to prevent removal of the pressurized container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: United Moulders Limited
    Inventor: Michael E. Best
  • Publication number: 20200001954
    Abstract: An inflation device for an inflatable article comprises a housing for supporting a container of pressurized fluid and for supporting piercing means which is displaceable from a retracted position to penetrate the container and allow release of pressurized fluid, said container being contained within a protected casing which is secured non-releasably to the housing thereby to prevent removal of the pressurized container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: United Moulders Limited
    Inventor: Michael E. Best
  • Patent number: 10207779
    Abstract: An inflation device for an inflatable article comprises a housing for supporting a container of pressurized fluid and for supporting piercing means which is displaceable from a retracted position to penetrate the container and allow release of pressurized fluid, said container being contained within a protected casing which is secured non-releasably to the housing thereby to prevent removal of the pressurized container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: United Moulders Limited
    Inventor: Michael E. Best
  • Publication number: 20170190400
    Abstract: An inflation device for an inflatable article comprises a housing for supporting a container of pressurized fluid and for supporting piercing means which is displaceable from a retracted position to penetrate the container and allow release of pressurized fluid, said container being contained within a protected casing which is secured non-releasably to the housing thereby to prevent removal of the pressurized container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: United Moulders Limited
    Inventor: Michael E. Best
  • Patent number: 9499244
    Abstract: An inflation device 10 for an inflatable article comprises a housing 11 for supporting a container 15 of pressurized fluid and for supporting piercing means which is displaceable from a retracted position to penetrate the container and allow release of pressurized fluid, said container being contained within a protected casing 20 which is secured non-releasably to the housing thereby to prevent removal of the pressurized container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: United Moulders Limited
    Inventor: Michael E. Best
  • Patent number: 9156530
    Abstract: An inflation device mechanism (10) for inflation of an inflatable article comprises a housing (11) for supporting a container (18) of pressurized fluid and a piercing device (16) displaceable from a retracted position to penetrate the container to release pressurized fluid, bias means (22) to move the piercing device to penetrate the container, and actuation means comprising co-operating latching elements (26, 30) which, in an engaged, latched configuration, retain the piercing device retracted, said actuation means being actuable by either a first (35) or a second (36) control member to allow the latching elements to disengage and permit the piercing device to penetrate the container under action of the bias means, the first control member (35) comprising a water sensitive member which surrounds the latching elements and has a strength sufficient normally to support the latching elements in the engaged configuration but to allow the elements to disengage when reduced in strength by exposure to water, and the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: Michael E. Best, John Perrins
  • Publication number: 20130313282
    Abstract: An inflation device mechanism (10) for inflation of an inflatable article comprises a housing (11) for supporting a container (18) of pressurised fluid and a piercing device (16) displaceable from a retracted position to penetrate the container to release pressurised fluid, bias means (22) to move the piercing device to penetrate the container, and actuation means comprising co-operating latching elements (26, 30) which, in an engaged, latched configuration, retain the piercing device retracted, said actuation means being actuable by either a first (35) or a second (36) control member to allow the latching elements to disengage and permit the piercing device to penetrate the container under action of the bias means, the first control member (35) comprising a water sensitive member which surrounds the latching elements and has a strength sufficient normally to support the latching elements in the engaged configuration but to allow the elements to disengage when reduced in strength by exposure to water, and the
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: UNITED MOULDERS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael E. Best, John Perrins
  • Publication number: 20130316605
    Abstract: An inflation device 10 for an inflatable article comprises a housing 11 for supporting a container 15 of pressurised fluid and for supporting piercing means which is displaceable from a retracted position to penetrate the container and allow release of pressurised fluid, said container being contained within a protected casing 20 which is secured non-releasably to the housing thereby to prevent removal of the pressurised container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: UNITED MOULDERS LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael E. Best
  • Patent number: 6776006
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an EUV lithography element mirror includes sagging a plate of a glass material to produce an EUV mirror blank; and polishing a top face of the EUV mirror blank to produce a polished EUV mirror. A method for manufacturing an EUV lithography element mirror includes grinding a top face of a piece of a glass material; sagging a plate of the glass material over the top face of the piece to produce an EUV mirror blank; and polishing a top face of the EUV mirror blank to produce an EUV polished mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael E. Best, Claude L. Davis, Jr., Mary J. Edwards, Thomas W. Hobbs, Gregory L. Murray
  • Publication number: 20020043080
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an EUV lithography element mirror includes sagging a plate of a glass material to produce an EUV mirror blank; and polishing a top face of the EUV mirror blank to produce a polished EUV mirror. A method for manufacturing an EUV lithography element mirror includes grinding a top face of a piece of a glass material; sagging a plate of the glass material over the top face of the piece to produce an EUV mirror blank; and polishing a top face of the EUV mirror blank to produce an EUV polished mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Michael E. Best, Claude L. Davis, Mary J. Edwards, Thomas W. Hobbs, Gregory L. Murray
  • Patent number: D522145
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence, DTSL
    Inventors: Michael E. Best, Brian Croft
  • Patent number: D497104
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defense in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventors: Michael E. Best, Jon L. Fairley
  • Patent number: D499180
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Inventor: Michael E. Best