Patents by Inventor Michael Edward Moore

Michael Edward Moore 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: 10599893
    Abstract: Tracking beacons throughout an event area by a network of mobile computing devices distributed throughout the event area. In an embodiment, location and time data of the beacons is transformed into behavioral data representing the location of an associated event attendee through the event area during a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Maritz Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Keith Scott, Jeffrey Allan Moore, Michael Edward Godsey
  • Publication number: 20200027056
    Abstract: A refrigerating appliance includes a cabinet having an inner liner that defines at least one aperture for accessing a refrigerating compartment. A door is operably coupled to the cabinet and is operable between open and closed positions. A plurality of storage surfaces is positioned within the refrigerating compartment. Each storage surface is adapted to receive at least one temporarily stored item. A scanning apparatus is adapted to record data related to the storage surfaces and the at least one temporarily stored item. The scanning apparatus conducts first and second data capturing phases. The secondary data recorded during the second data capturing phase is compared against previous data recorded during the first data capturing phase to create a current inventory manifest. The current inventory manifest is compared with a set of predetermined parameters related to the at least one temporarily stored item to selectively provide an output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Enrique Corona, David Edwards, Michael T. Moore, Ryan M. Post
  • Publication number: 20200011079
    Abstract: Buoyant, autonomous devices for actively scrubbing upstanding walls of swimming pools and spas at and nearby their waterlines are detailed. The devices may be configured to float on and travel along a surface of water of a pool and include at least one brush or scrubber adapted to contact pool walls. An electric motor may cause the scrubber to rotate about a shaft or axle, with frictional contact between the scrubber and the wall dislodging dirt and debris therefrom. In particular, if a scrubber is conically shaped and angled relative to the vertical direction, its rotating blades may lift water from the pool to hydrate dried debris stuck to the wall, thereby facilitating dislodging of the debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Hendrikus Johannes van der Meijden, Michael Edward Moore
  • Patent number: 10474987
    Abstract: A refrigerating appliance includes a cabinet having an inner liner that defines at least one aperture for accessing a refrigerating compartment. A door is operably coupled to the cabinet and is operable between open and closed positions. A plurality of storage surfaces is positioned within the refrigerating compartment. Each storage surface is adapted to receive at least one temporarily stored item. A scanning apparatus is adapted to record data related to the storage surfaces and the at least one temporarily stored item. The scanning apparatus conducts first and second data capturing phases. The secondary data recorded during the second data capturing phase is compared against previous data recorded during the first data capturing phase to create a current inventory manifest. The current inventory manifest is compared with a set of predetermined parameters related to the at least one temporarily stored item to selectively provide an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Enrique Corona, David Edwards, Michael T. Moore, Ryan M. Post
  • Publication number: 20190286862
    Abstract: Tracking beacons throughout an event area by a network of mobile computing devices distributed throughout the event area. In an embodiment, location and time data of the beacons is transformed into behavioral data representing the location of an associated event attendee through the event area during a period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Keith Scott, Jeffrey Allan Moore, Michael Edward Godsey
  • Publication number: 20190203490
    Abstract: Automatic swimming pool cleaners and components thereof are described. The cleaners may provide dual filtration of debris suspended in water of pools as well as a fluid path allowing some water to by-pass one of the two filters. They also may include any of all components such as multi-section inlet tubes, Venturi jets, nozzles exhausting water onto rotatable vanes, brushes, downforce turbines, and mechanisms for adjusting water flow through thrust jets or sweep tails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Zodiac Pool Systems LLC
    Inventors: Dustin Borg, Fletcher Ewing, Hendrikus Johannes van der Meijden, Michael Edward Moore
  • Patent number: 10311267
    Abstract: Tracking beacons throughout an event area by a network of mobile computing devices distributed throughout the event area. In an embodiment, location and time data of the beacons is transformed into behavioral data representing the location of an associated event attendee through the event area during a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Maritz Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Keith Scott, Jeffrey Allan Moore, Michael Edward Godsey
  • Patent number: 10030402
    Abstract: Swimming pool cleaners are detailed with filtration components attached at the rears of their bodies. At least some of the components may be external to a body, rather than within it, so as to provide greater surface area for filtered water to exit. They also may allow users to view the quantity of debris trapped in the filter without having to dissemble the cleaner. By contrast with many existing external filter bags, moreover, the components need not protrude materially above (or below) the heights of the bodies, hence avoiding creation of hydraulic drag as the cleaners move within pools, spas, or other liquid-containing vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Edward Moore, Hendrikus Johannes van der Meijden
  • Publication number: 20170159310
    Abstract: Automatic pool cleaners (APCs) and components thereof are detailed. The APCs may include tracks for movement, with the tracks having teethed internal surfaces. The APCs additionally may supply shift mechanisms for purposes of changing direction of their movement and incorporate bladed scrubbers and easily-opening bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Hendrikus Johannes Van Der Meijden, Michael Edward Moore, Bruce David Harbottle, David Andrew Klimas, Mark J. Bauckman
  • Patent number: 9670687
    Abstract: Automatic pool cleaners (APCs) and components thereof are detailed. The APCs may turn feet, rather than entire bodies, to change direction and may provide water-flow paths through the bodies that are oriented vertically. Thus, unlike existing disc-based cleaners, the APCs may reduce influence of connected hoses on their movements within pools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Hendrikus Johannes van der Meijden, Michael Edward Moore, Bruce David Harbottle
  • Publication number: 20170096828
    Abstract: Swimming pool cleaners are detailed with filtration components attached at the rears of their bodies. At least some of the components may be external to a body, rather than within it, so as to provide greater surface area for filtered water to exit. They also may allow users to view the quantity of debris trapped in the filter without having to dissemble the cleaner. By contrast with many existing external filter bags, moreover, the components need not protrude materially above (or below) the heights of the bodies, hence avoiding creation of hydraulic drag as the cleaners move within pools, spas, or other liquid-containing vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Edward Moore, Hendrikus Johannes van der Meijden
  • Patent number: 9611668
    Abstract: Automatic pool cleaners (APCs) and components thereof are detailed. The APCs may include tracks for movement, with the tracks having teethed internal surfaces. The APCs additionally may supply shift mechanisms for purposes of changing direction of their movement and incorporate bladed scrubbers and easily-opening bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Hendrikus Johannes Van Der Meijden, Michael Edward Moore, Bruce David Harbottle, David Andrew Klimas, Mark J. Bauckman
  • Publication number: 20140356136
    Abstract: Fluid-powered devices are detailed. The devices may be utilized as motors or pumps, for example, and are capable to switching dynamically between these functions. They additionally may use surface-area, rather than solely pressure, differentials to produce rotary motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Hendrikus Johannes van der Meijden, Michael Edward Moore
  • Publication number: 20140310894
    Abstract: Automatic pool cleaners (APCs) and components thereof are detailed. The APCs may turn feet, rather than entire bodies, to change direction and may provide water-flow paths through the bodies that are oriented vertically. Thus, unlike existing disc-based cleaners, the APCs may reduce influence of connected hoses on their movements within pools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Hendrikus Johannes van der Meijden, Michael Edward Moore, Bruce David Harbottle
  • Patent number: 8845276
    Abstract: Fluid-powered devices are detailed. The devices may be utilized as motors or pumps, for example, and are capable to switching dynamically between these functions. They additionally may use surface-area, rather than solely pressure, differentials to produce rotary motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hendrikus Johannes Van Der Meijden, Michael Edward Moore
  • Publication number: 20140261837
    Abstract: A hose joint for a pool cleaner or other apparatus that includes at least two swivels. The first swivel is configured to rotate about a first axis and the second swivel is configured to rotate about a second axis that is different from the first axis. In some embodiments, one of the swivels is configured to rotate approximately 360 degrees about its axis of rotation. In this way, the hose joint has at least two directions of freedom in at least two different planes that help the cleaner move independently from a hose attached to the hose joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hendrikus Johannes van der Meijden, Michael Edward Moore
  • Patent number: 8732883
    Abstract: Detailed are components of cleaners of fluid-containing vessels such as pools and spas. The components may incorporate combined discs and footpads and attach to other components of a cleaner other than by receipt of a boundary of a central aperture into a groove. The components nevertheless may continue to include central apertures as appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Bauckman, Hendrikus Johannes van der Meijden, Michael Edward Moore
  • Publication number: 20140105703
    Abstract: An encapsulated bulkhead for use as a void filler to secure and protect cargo loads during transportation, such as in rail cars or trucks, is described. The encapsulated bulkhead includes a bulkhead member and an encapsulation or coating. In one embodiment, the bulkhead member includes two planar parallel deck sheets, a planar peripheral side member, and a honeycomb cell core, which may be made of corrugated paper or other paper. In another embodiment, the bulkhead member is a uniform expanded polypropylene. The coating is a water-resistant material which may be an elastomer, such as a polyurea, polyurethane, or polyurethane/polyurea hybrid. A method for encapsulating a bulkhead member is also provided. The method includes the steps of providing a bulkhead member, spraying the bulkhead member with the components of an elastomer to coat or encapsulate the bulkhead, and allowing the components to cure for a period of time sufficient to form the water-resistant elastomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Daniel Kvilhaug, Michael Edward Moore
  • Patent number: 8578538
    Abstract: Devices for cleaning vessels, especially swimming pools, are discussed. The devices may include repositionable in-line valves, with the valves typically moving laterally (from side to side) and changing the initial direction of the main fluid-flow path through the valves and corresponding cleaner bodies. Asymmetric feet may be utilized as part of the devices, whose bottom bearing surfaces may include elongated strips of material placed parallel to the normally-forward direction of travel of the devices. Discs of non-uniform flexibility also may be employed, and blocking tabs or gripping material may be used to inhibit undesired backward movement of a cleaner when its operation commences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Care Europe
    Inventors: Michael Edward Moore, Hendrikus Johannes Van Der Meijden
  • Publication number: 20130097788
    Abstract: Detailed are components of cleaners of fluid-containing vessels such as pools and spas. The components may incorporate combined discs and footpads and attach to other components of a cleaner other than by receipt of a boundary of a central aperture into a groove. The components nevertheless may continue to include central apertures as appropriate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Bauckman, Hendrikus Johannes van der Meijden, Michael Edward Moore