Patents by Inventor Michael Faulkner

Michael Faulkner 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: 20200140125
    Abstract: A bagging mechanism for packaging ice into plastic bags is provided. The bagging mechanism includes a roll support for supporting a roll of plastic, a feeding unit for feeding a predetermined length of plastic from the roll of plastic along a feeding path, a sealing unit positioned along the feeding path for sealing the length of plastic across a width thereof to define a bottom and a top of the plastic bag, a breaching unit positioned along the feeding path downstream from the sealing unit for breaching at least one layer of the length of plastic, thus defining an opening at a top of the plastic bag, and a spreading unit positioned downstream from the breaching unit, the spreading unit having a plurality of elongated fingers adapted to extend between layers of the plastic and hold the top of the plastic bag open while it is filled with ice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hugo Faulkner, Michael Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10569176
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing video game gameplay incorporating nuanced character movements and context indicators. In a preferred embodiment, the context indicators include movement indicators programmed into a game world to dynamically interact with characters in order to provide real time information about character movements. The character movements and corresponding movement indicators are important to the combat and landscape navigation aspects of the gameplay design. By providing elements that make gameplay more challenging and engaging, the systems and methods described herein make video games more entertaining for players and profitable for game developers and publishers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Yacht Club Games, LLC
    Inventors: David D'angelo, Alec Faulkner, Morgan Guyer, Michael Herbster, Nickolas Wozniak, Sean Velasco, Ian Flood
  • Publication number: 20200047071
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing video game gameplay incorporating falling puzzle mechanics influenced by character movements within a puzzle space. In a preferred embodiment, a computer implemented method renders a game world that includes a puzzle space wherein a sequence of falling items aggregate in a puzzle formation. Players move characters within the puzzle space to remove items by colliding with them in an attempt to resolve the puzzle by clearing all items from the puzzle space. In one possible arrangement, the sequence of falling items is released according to character movements within the puzzle space. The relationship between character movements and falling puzzle items makes the game play more engaging by providing additional strategic and competitive elements to traditional falling puzzle games.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: David D'angelo, Alec Faulkner, Nickolas Wozniak, Sean Velasco, Ian Flood, Morgan Guyer, Michael Herbster
  • Publication number: 20190388786
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing video game gameplay incorporating nuanced character movements and context indicators. In a preferred embodiment, the context indicators include movement indicators programmed into a game world to dynamically interact with characters in order to provide real time information about character movements. The character movements and corresponding movement indicators are important to the combat and landscape navigation aspects of the gameplay design. By providing elements that make gameplay more challenging and engaging, the systems and methods described herein make video games more entertaining for players and profitable for game developers and publishers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: David D'angelo, Alec Faulkner, Morgan Guyer, Michael Herbster, Nickolas Wozniak, Sean Velasco, Ian Flood
  • Publication number: 20190300861
    Abstract: Provided herein are genetically engineered cells containing one or more modulated metabolic genes, where the expression of the modulated metabolic gene(s) can be greater than that of an unmodified control. Also provided herein are methods of making the genetically engineered cells using synergistic activation mediator CRISPR-Cas9. Further provided herein are high throughput assays that can employ the genetically engineered cells provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER DILLON VULPE, AMIN SOBH, DAVID MICHAEL FAULKNER, ABDERRAHMANE TAGMOUNT, MICHAEL FASULLO
  • Publication number: 20190145257
    Abstract: A pumpable resin system for installation of mine bolts includes a resin injection cylinder comprising a resin chamber and a resin hydraulic cylinder, a catalyst injection cylinder including a catalyst chamber and a catalyst hydraulic cylinder, with the resin hydraulic cylinder synchronized with the catalyst hydraulic cylinder, a hydraulic pump in fluid communication with the resin hydraulic cylinder and the catalyst hydraulic cylinder, a hydraulic reservoir in fluid communication with the hydraulic pump, and a delivery line in fluid communication with the resin injection cylinder and the catalyst injection cylinder. The delivery line is configured to deliver resin and catalyst from the resin injection cylinder and catalyst injection cylinder into a borehole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Dakota Faulkner, Michael Weaver, Mark Crable
  • Patent number: 9548627
    Abstract: A system for detecting latent defects within a redundant power architecture includes a plurality of redundant power supplies, each having one or more output power rails, connected in a redundant fashion to a system load; each power supply output having fault-isolating OR'ing circuitry that prevents reverse current flow when free of defects; each power supply having means for adjusting its output voltage; each power supply having means for monitoring an internal voltage therein, and, based on characteristics of the monitored internal voltage, determining the presence of latent defect/s in the fault-isolating “OR'ing” circuitry. Further, the system operates to shift the load demanded from power supplies in redundant power architectures to allow the power supplies to run at their optimum electrical efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Joseph P. King, Jr., Phillip J. Roux, Michael A. Faulkner, Robert M. Beauchamp, Robert A. Guenther
  • Patent number: 9323305
    Abstract: A power supply unit includes two or more power converters. Each power converter provides power at a corresponding output terminal of the power supply unit. The power supply unit also includes a controller to determine an operating mode of the power supply unit. When the power supply unit is operating in one mode, the controller disables transmission of power at one output terminal in response to detecting a fault associated with another output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Michael A. Faulkner, Jason D. Adrian, Kevin W. Mundt
  • Publication number: 20140189379
    Abstract: A power supply unit includes two or more power converters. Each power converter provides power at a corresponding output terminal of the power supply unit. The power supply unit also includes a controller to determine an operating mode of the power supply unit. When the power supply unit is operating in one mode, the controller disables transmission of power at one output teiniinal in response to detecting a fault associated with another output terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Michael A. Faulkner, Jason D. Adrian, Kevin W. Mundt
  • Patent number: 8340933
    Abstract: A system for detecting latent defects within a redundant power architecture includes a plurality of redundant power supplies, each having one or more output power rails, connected in a redundant fashion to a system load; each power supply output having fault-isolating OR'ing circuitry that prevents reverse current flow when free of defects; each power supply having means for adjusting its output voltage; each power supply having means for monitoring an internal voltage therein, and, based on characteristics of the monitored internal voltage, determining the presence of latent defect/s in the fault-isolating “OR'ing” circuitry. Further, the system operates to shift the load demanded from power supplies in redundant power architectures to allow the power supplies to run at their optimum electrical efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph P. King, Jr., Phillip J. Roux, Michael A. Faulkner, Robert M. Beauchamp, Robert A. Guenther
  • Patent number: 8257667
    Abstract: A support device for a cytocentrifuge sample container includes a support body including spaced edge fingers and a clip hinged to the support body. The clip has a latch for each spaced edge finger of the support body and edge members each including lugs engaging slotted ledges in the sample container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Biomedical Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Stamas, Michael Faulkner
  • Publication number: 20110064629
    Abstract: A support device for a cytocentrifuge sample container includes a support body including spaced edge fingers and a clip hinged to the support body. The clip has a latch for each spaced edge finger of the support body and edge members each including lugs engaging slotted ledges in the sample container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher Stamas, Michael Faulkner
  • Publication number: 20100263661
    Abstract: A novel V crimp roof panel design allowing for the frameless installation of solar panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Faulkner
  • Patent number: 7706428
    Abstract: Inter-carrier interference (ICI) in a kth sub-carrier of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal received at time t is reduced, wherein the received OFDM signal comprises a plurality of sub-carriers. This is achieved by generating a self-interference term, ICIk?L,k?L, for a signal received on sub-carrier k?L, wherein L ? [ . . . , ?3,?2,?1,1,2,3, . . . ], and wherein the self-interference term is an estimate of the data received at time t on the sub-carrier k?L, weighted by a rate of change of the channel through which sub-carrier k?L passes at time t. An ICI cancellation coefficient, GL is obtained, and an estimated ICI term is generated by adjusting the self-interference term, ICIk?L,k?L, by an amount based on the ICI cancellation coefficient, GL. The estimated ICI term is then subtracted from a term representing a signal received on the kth sub-carrier at time t.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Leif Wilhelmsson, Michael Faulkner
  • Publication number: 20090065466
    Abstract: A container top having an integral cover, for example, an integral dust cover, is provided. The container top includes a cap having a cylindrical skirt with a top, a bottom, a first outside diameter at the top of the skirt, a second outside diameter at the bottom of the skirt, and an inside surface adapted to engage a container; and a ring mounted to the top of the cylindrical skirt, the ring having an opening; and a cover removably mounted to the cap and occluding the opening in the ring. The container top may include a septum positioned in the opening, for example, a septum that can be pierced with a syringe. The container cap may be used in a wide range of industries, for example, the medical, pharmaceutical, the general scientific community, or in any industry where liquid or gaseous samples are handled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: INTEGRATED LINER TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: PAUL M. PETROSINO, JAMES CROUCH, KEVIN FRAKE, MICHAEL FAULKNER
  • Patent number: 7502954
    Abstract: A data storage system includes a disk drive array including a plurality of disk drives; a first storage processor for controlling the operation of the data storage system; a second storage processor for controlling the operation of the data storage system; a first arbiter for controlling communication of data from the first storage processor and the second storage processor to a first group of disk drives of the disk drive array; and a second arbiter for controlling communication of data from the first storage processor and the second storage processor to a second group of disk drives of the disk drive array. Selected data is redundantly stored on disk drives in the first group of disk drives and the second group of disk drives, such that, upon failure of the first arbiter, the selected data is available to the first storage processor and the second storage processor through the second arbiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Strickland, Timothy Dorr, John V. Burroughs, Michael A. Faulkner, Steven D. Sardella
  • Patent number: 7477502
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a power supply; a load coupled to the power supply via a power supply line to receive a voltage therefrom; and a circuit protection device. The circuit protection device includes at least one switch device coupled between the power supply and the load on the power supply line; a first controller coupled to the at least one switch for: A. monitoring current flow through the at least one switch; B. maintaining the at least one switch in an ON state while current flows through the at least one switch in a first direction; and C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Faulkner, Phillip J. Roux, Paul H. Maier, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7376197
    Abstract: Circuits for reducing the signal peaks in telecommunications signals are described. The circuits and methods are preferably adapted for reducing the peak to average power ratio of non-constant envelope modulation signals. In one example the circuit includes a band-limiting filter for limiting the bandwidth of a data bearing signal and a predictive filter for predicting peaks in the data bearing signal at the output of the pulse-shaping filter. The circuit also includes a clipping processor for generating a compensation signal in response to one or more signal peaks predicted by the predictive filter and a signal combining device for applying the compensation signal to the data bearing signal prior to amplification of the data bearing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Prescient Networks Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Reza Berangi, Michael Faulkner
  • Patent number: D571199
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Integrated Liner Technologies
    Inventors: Paul M. Petrosino, James Crouch, Kevin Frake, Michael Faulkner
  • Patent number: D571201
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Integrated Liner Technologies
    Inventors: Paul M. Petrosino, James Crouch, Kevin Frake, Michael Faulkner