Patents by Inventor Michael Hamel

Michael Hamel 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: 20190247059
    Abstract: A device for collecting a bone graft material comprises a canister extending defining a filter-receiving space therein, the canister including a connection for connecting to a vacuum source, a proximal end of the canister including a first locking feature and a filter element sized and shaped to be received within the filter-receiving space of the canister, the filter element including a channel extending therethrough, the channel defined via a mesh material and a proximal end of the filter element including a second locking feature releasably engageable with the first locking feature of the canister via a rotation of the filter element about a longitudinal axis thereof relative to the canister in combination with an extractor sized and shaped to be received within the channel of the filter element, the extractor defining a graft material receiving space therein and being releasably engageable with the extractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Jeff KIERSH, Michael LEHMICKE, Christopher SHANE, Ross HAMEL, Dominic D'ANDREA
  • Publication number: 20190248910
    Abstract: Human antibodies immunospecific for human CD27 are capable of blocking CD27 binding to its ligand CD70 and neutralizing bioactivity of CD27 including, but not limited to, CD27 intracellular signaling, T-cell proliferation and activation, B-cell proliferation and differentiation, plasmablast formation and alleviation of antibody responses, stimulation of tumor cells by CD70, and the production of soluble mediators from T and B-cells. The antibodies are useful in diagnosing or treating CD27 activity associated diseases and conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: John Chen, Johan Fransson, Natalie Fursov, Damon Hamel, Thomas Malia, Galina Obmolova, Tatiana Ort, Michael Rycyzyn, Michael Scully, Raymond Sweet, Alexey Teplyakov, John Wheeler, Juan Carlos Almagro
  • Patent number: 10301392
    Abstract: Human antibodies immunospecific for human CD27 are capable of blocking CD27 binding to its ligand CD70 and neutralizing bioactivity of CD27 including, but not limited to, CD27 intracellular signaling, T-cell proliferation and activation, B-cell proliferation and differentiation, plasmablast formation and alleviation of antibody responses, stimulation of tumor cells by CD70, and the production of soluble mediators from T and B-cells. The antibodies are useful in diagnosing or treating CD27 activity associated diseases and conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Janssen Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: John Chen, Johan Fransson, Natalie Fursov, Damon Hamel, Thomas Malia, Galina Obmolova, Tatiana Ort, Michael Rycyzyn, Michael Scully, Raymond Sweet, Alexey Teplyakov, John Wheeler, Juan Carlos Almagro
  • Patent number: 10260971
    Abstract: Torque measurement devices, systems, and methods are provided. Exemplary torque measurement devices, systems, and methods include providing rotating electronics and non-rotating electronics configured for remote power transmission and remote interrogation via near field and switched reactance communications. The rotating electronics and the non-rotating electronics can communicate analog information without batteries or a physical connection therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LORD Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hamel, Daniel O'Neil, Harrison Sprague
  • Patent number: 9752942
    Abstract: A non-contacting torquemeter capable of measuring torque in a rotating shaft with improved accuracy in the presence of relative motion between a rotating shaft and a transducer assembly is provided. The non-contacting torquemeter has improved robustness and reliability, and is able to self-calibrate. The non-contacting torquemeter is able to provide accurate torque measurements using a single transducer assembly positioned at a single azimuthal position on a rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LORD Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Jolly, Russell E. Altieri, Charles J. Allred, Michael Hamel, Stephen C. Southward
  • Publication number: 20170160152
    Abstract: Torque measurement devices, systems, and methods are provided. Exemplary torque measurement devices, systems, and methods include providing rotating electronics and non-rotating electronics configured for remote power transmission and remote interrogation via near field and switched reactance communications. The rotating electronics and the non-rotating electronics can communicate analog information without batteries or a physical connection therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Michael HAMEL, Daniel O'NEIL, Harrison SPRAGUE
  • Publication number: 20170110993
    Abstract: A torque monitoring system includes a rotatable measurement interface and a stationary data receiver. The measurement interface is configured to be attached to a rotatable shaft. The measurement interface includes a strain gauge, a processor, and a near field communication (NFC) transceiver coil. The stationary data receiver is stationary with respect to the rotating shaft. The stationary data receiver includes a processor and an NFC transceiver coil. The rotatable measurement interface receives operating power via its NFC transceiver coil that is derived from a radio signal wirelessly transmitted by the NFC transceiver coil in the stationary data receiver. The processor in the rotatable measurement interface is configured to receive strain gauge signals from the strain gauge indicative of torque on the rotatable shaft and wirelessly transmit digital data indicative of the strain gauge signals through the NFC transceiver coils to the processor in the stationary data receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Michael HAMEL, Jeffrey TONN, Daniel O'NEIL
  • Patent number: 9558297
    Abstract: Techniques for memory management are described. A memory management data structure may include a tree structure of nodes each representing a free memory portion of a size used as a key value. The tree may be a modified AVL tree with nodes sorted based on key values corresponding to free memory portion sizes. The data structure may include a first list representing a memory map corresponding to different memory portions where each entry of the first list represents a memory portion with an associated memory address range that is not contiguous with respect to any other memory address range of any other memory portion represented by an entry on the first list. Each entry of the first list representing a free memory portion may be associated with a node of the tree structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Charles C. Bailey, Joseph S. Ash, Alan L. Taylor, Jason L. Taylor, Michael Hamel
  • Publication number: 20160123821
    Abstract: A non-contacting torquemeter capable of measuring torque in a rotating shaft with improved accuracy in the presence of relative motion between a rotating shaft and a transducer assembly is provided. The non-contacting torquemeter has improved robustness and reliability, and is able to self-calibrate. The non-contacting torquemeter is able to provide accurate torque measurements using a single transducer assembly positioned at a single azimuthal position on a rotating shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Mark R. JOLLY, Russell E. ALTIERI, Charles J. ALLRED, Michael HAMEL, Stephen C. SOUTHWARD
  • Patent number: 8555342
    Abstract: A technique provides secure access to a set of credentials within a data storage system. The technique involves obtaining a unique identifier (e.g., a hostname which is unique to the system) and a set of stable values (e.g., machine-generated codes which are random to users of the system); and, in response to a storage request from a client application, storing a set of credentials of the client application within a data security mechanism of the data storage system. The set of credentials is in encrypted form when stored within the data security mechanism of the data storage system. The technique further involves configuring the data security mechanism of the data storage system to provide the set of credentials in non-encrypted form in response to new fingerprints matching a system fingerprint which is formed at least in part from the unique identifier and the set of stable values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory W. Lazar, Greg Mogavero, Michael Hamel, Yidong Wang, Prakash Chanderia, Feng Zhou, Ashwin Ramkrishna Tidke
  • Publication number: 20080047363
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present patent application is a method of monitoring a rotating part. The method includes providing a shaft, a sensor, a processor, an energy storage device, and a transmitter. The method further includes mounting the sensor directly on the shaft and mounting said processor, said energy storage device, and said transmitter to rotate with said shaft. The method further includes rotating the shaft and waking the processor for a period of time and drawing energy to the processor from the energy storage device to provide the processor in an active mode during the period of time. The method also includes sampling the sensor during the period of time. It also includes returning the processor to sleep mode. The method also includes transmitting data derived from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Steven Arms, Christopher Townsend, David Churchill, Michael Hamel
  • Publication number: 20080009149
    Abstract: An electronic packaging system includes an electronic device and an array of surface elements surrounding the electronic device. A plurality of the surface elements of the array have a first height. The electronic device has a second height. The first height is greater than the second height so the array of surface elements protects the electronic device from loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Steven Arms, Michael Hamel
  • Publication number: 20070285248
    Abstract: An electronic system includes a reader and a remotely powered and remotely interrogated sensor transponder. The sensor transponder includes a reader and a remotely powered and remotely interrogated sensor transponder. The sensor transponder includes a sensor and a radiation receiving device. Data from the sensor is conditioned to provide sensor data ratiometric with magnitude of excitation voltage provided by the radiation receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Hamel, Steven Arms, Christopher Townsend
  • Publication number: 20070156480
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for coordinating a project-commitment process for an organization. An interface is provided to a computational system for coordinating communications among personnel of the organization. A request is received from a customer or an agent of the customer at the organization. The request includes specification of project parameters for a project. A series of communications within the organization are coordinated using the computational system to evaluate a capacity of the organization to implement the project in accordance with the project parameters. From the evaluated capacity, it is determined whether the organization may commit to performing the project on behalf of the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: Metavante Corporation
    Inventors: Rohit Jain, Michael Hamel, Thomas Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20070144396
    Abstract: A system for electronically recording an event that provides mechanical energy to a structure includes the structure and an event sensing and recording node. The event sensing and recording node is mounted on the structure and includes a sensor and a first electronic memory. The sensor includes a device for converting the mechanical energy into an electrical signal. The first electronic memory uses energy derived from the electrical signal for electronically recording the event. All energy for sensing the event and recording the event in the first electronic memory is derived from the mechanical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Hamel, Steven Arms
  • Publication number: 20070073482
    Abstract: A system includes a moveable body and a first device for mounting on the movable body. The first device includes an orientation sensor, an inertial position sensor, a first processor, a frequency agile RF transceiver, and a memory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: David Churchill, Michael Hamel, Chris Townsend, Steven Arms
  • Publication number: 20070062086
    Abstract: A sign kit includes a plurality of print stock sheets, a substrate, and a support stake. The print stock sheets each include a face sheet and a backing sheet. The face sheet has an image surface configured to have an image imprinted thereon, and a back surface having a layer of adhesive applied thereto and a release coating adhered to the layer of adhesive. The substrate has a first side, a second side, and an outer peripheral edge between the first and second sides, and is adapted to have one or more of the print stock sheets adhesively and removably mounted thereon. Alignment indicia are disposed on at least the substrate first side. The alignment indicia are arranged to facilitate alignment of each adhesive backed sheet mounted on the substrate first surface. The support stake has a first end configured to be inserted into the substrate via the substrate outer peripheral edge, and a second end configured to insert into a support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Hamel, Jerry Hodsdon, Douglas Wilson, Lynette Garcia, Thomas Wien
  • Publication number: 20060254365
    Abstract: A gauge includes a wire, a housing, a coil, a processor, and a power supply. The wire is mounted in the housing to vibrate at a natural frequency. The coil is magnetically coupled to the wire. The processor is connected to provide a digital signal to the coil and the processor is further connected to detect when the wire is vibrating. An embodiment provides an efficient technique to excite the wire into vibration. Another embodiment enables long term operation from a small battery. Another embodiment enables wireless communications to be used, eliminating the need for cable runs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Hamel
  • Publication number: 20050244603
    Abstract: Printing stock for use in making a sign that includes a face sheet and a backing sheet. The sign is formed, for example, by overlapping a plurality of sheets of the printing stock, with the sheets arranged in a pattern to form a desired image of the sign. In a number of embodiments, the sheets of printing stock may be received through and printed on by a small-office, home-office (SOHO) printer. In other embodiments, the sheets of printing stock are of standard size for use with SOHO printers, i.e., A4, 8½×11 inches, and legal size. The face sheet includes a printing surface for receiving ink and an adhesive surface for receiving the backing sheet. The face includes a face cut forming a margin and a face sub-sheet such that at least a portion of the margin is separable from the face sub-sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Jerry Hodsdon, Thomas Wien, Donald Banks, Douglas Wilson, Ronald Ugolick, Michael Hamel
  • Publication number: 20050146220
    Abstract: A device for powering a load from an ambient source of energy is provided. The device includes an energy harvesting device for harvesting energy from the ambient source of energy wherein the rate energy is harvested from the ambient source of energy is below that required for directly powering the load. A storage device is connected to the energy harvesting device. The storage device receives electrical energy from the energy harvesting device and is for storing the electrical energy. A controller is connected to the storage device for monitoring the amount of electrical energy stored in the storage device and for switchably connecting the storage device to the load when the stored energy exceeds a first threshold. The system can be used for powering a sensor and for transmitting sensor data, such as tire pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Hamel, Steven Arms, Christopher Townsend, David Churchill