Patents by Inventor Michael Hunt

Michael Hunt 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: 20240043342
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for making a high strength, small grain size ceramic having a transgranular fracture mode by rapid densification of a green body and subsequent cooling of the densified ceramic. The ceramic may include dislocations, defects, dopants, and/or secondary phases that are formed as a result of the process and resulting in stress fields capable of redirecting or arresting cracks within the material. This ceramic can maintain transparency from ultraviolet to mid-wave infrared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Michael Hunt, Guillermo R. Villalobos, Benjamin Rock, Shyam S. Bayya, Woohong Kim, Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Bryan Sadowski, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Publication number: 20240000582
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 11807580
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for making a high strength, small grain size ceramic having a transgranular fracture mode by rapid densification of a green body and subsequent cooling of the densified ceramic. The ceramic may include dislocations, defects, dopants, and/or secondary phases that are formed as a result of the process and resulting in stress fields capable of redirecting or arresting cracks within the material. This ceramic can maintain transparency from ultraviolet to mid-wave infrared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael Hunt, Guillermo R. Villalobos, Benjamin Rock, Shyam S. Bayya, Woohong Kim, Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Bryan Sadowski, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 11786377
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Publication number: 20230304276
    Abstract: A tool installed upon and or into a sink debris collection and transfer apparatus that assists in debris transfer throughout the length of the apparatus, ensuring no garbage disposal debris is ejected out of the apparatus toward the user when the garbage disposal is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventor: James Michael Hunt
  • Publication number: 20230304275
    Abstract: A method for collecting and therefor separating sink debris from other in-sink contents (dishes for example) and allow for liquids to drain simultaneously into the sink drain hole. This method is completed by installing a sink debris collection and transfer apparatus utilizing in-sink physical space. The method of installation and use of such apparatus is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventor: James Michael Hunt
  • Publication number: 20230304274
    Abstract: An apparatus occupying physical in-sink space which is attached to, is part of or emanating from either a sink flange or sink basin allowing for sink debris solids to be collected and transferred to the sink drain or garbage disposal while allowing sink liquids to be transferred through the apparatus simultaneously is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventor: James Michael Hunt
  • Publication number: 20230286871
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of flash sintering a sample composed of ceramic particles by providing laser energy to change the electrical properties of the ceramic material. The processes and systems disclosed herein do not require large heating equipment like a furnace allowing for a portable system of repairing ceramic materials in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Guillermo R. Villalobos, Rafael R. Gattass, Michael Hunt, Shyam S. Bayya, Bryan Sadowski, Robert Miklos, Frederic H. Kung, Woohong Kim, L. Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Antti Makinen
  • Publication number: 20220233328
    Abstract: Stand-alone interbody fusion devices for engagement between adjacent vertebrae. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include frames and one or more endplates coupled to the frame. The frame may be configured and designed to provide the apertures which are designed to retain bone fasteners, such as screws or anchors, and secure the implant to the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Veronika Martynova, Jason Zappacosta, Michael Hunt, Jason Gray, Jennifer Klimek, Noah Hansell, David Paul, Nick Padovani
  • Publication number: 20220227675
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for making a high strength, small grain size ceramic having a transgranular fracture mode by rapid densification of a green body and subsequent cooling of the densified ceramic. The ceramic may include dislocations, defects, dopants, and/or secondary phases that are formed as a result of the process and resulting in stress fields capable of redirecting or arresting cracks within the material. This ceramic can maintain transparency from ultraviolet to mid-wave infrared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Hunt, Guillermo R. Villalobos, Benjamin Rock, Shyam S. Bayya, Woohong Kim, Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Bryan Sadowski, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 11331201
    Abstract: Stand-alone interbody fusion devices for engagement between adjacent vertebrae. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include frames and one or more endplates coupled to the frame. The frame may be configured and designed to provide the apertures which are designed to retain bone fasteners, such as screws or anchors, and secure the implant to the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Veronika Martynova, Jason Zappacosta, Michael Hunt, Jason Gray, Jennifer Klimek, Noah Hansell, David Paul, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 11299428
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for making a high strength, small grain size ceramic having a trans-granular fracture mode by rapid densification of a green body and subsequent cooling of the densified ceramic. The ceramic may include dislocations, defects, dopants, and/or secondary phases that are formed as a result of the process and resulting in stress fields capable of redirecting or arresting cracks within the material. This ceramic can maintain transparency from ultraviolet to mid-wave infrared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael Hunt, Guillermo R. Villalobos, Benjamin Rock, Shyam S. Bayya, Woohong Kim, Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Bryan Sadowski, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Publication number: 20220079774
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert A. Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Publication number: 20220039952
    Abstract: An embodiment includes an artificial chordae tendineae system comprising: a first needle; a flexible first chord coupled to a proximal end portion of the first needle; a first proximal pledget coupled to a proximal end portion of the first chord; a first distal conduit coupled to the first chord between the first proximal pledget and the first needle; wherein: the first distal conduit includes first and second faces; one of the first and second faces includes a first aperture; a sidewall of the first conduit, located between the first and second faces, includes a sidewall aperture that does not directly connect to the first aperture; the sidewall aperture is configured to include a portion of the first chord when the first distal conduit is permanently implanted adjacent tissue but not when the first distal conduit is traversing the tissue before being permanently implanted adjacent the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan Medema, Daniel Tomko, Jeffery Poehlmann, Michael Hunt, Kellen Moulton
  • Publication number: 20210346172
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 11103350
    Abstract: An embodiment includes an artificial chordae tendineae system comprising: a first needle; a flexible first chord coupled to a proximal end portion of the first needle; a first proximal pledget coupled to a proximal end portion of the first chord; a first distal conduit coupled to the first chord between the first proximal pledget and the first needle; wherein: the first distal conduit includes first and second faces; one of the first and second faces includes a first aperture; a sidewall of the first conduit, located between the first and second faces, includes a sidewall aperture that does not directly connect to the first aperture; the sidewall aperture is configured to include a portion of the first chord when the first distal conduit is permanently implanted adjacent tissue but not when the first distal conduit is traversing the tissue before being permanently implanted adjacent the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ON-X LIFE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Medema, Daniel Tomko, Jeffery Poehlmann, Michael Hunt, Kellen Moulton
  • Patent number: 11065128
    Abstract: A method of implanting an intervertebral spacer may include positioning the intervertebral spacer within an intervertebral space defined by adjacent vertebral bodies. The intervertebral spacer may include a plurality of bores, and each of the plurality of bores may be configured to receive either a linear fastening element or a curvilinear fastening element. The method also may include selecting a first fastening element from a group including linear fastening elements and curvilinear fastening elements, and inserting the first fastening element into a first bore of the plurality of bores such that the first fastening element is inserted into one of the adjacent vertebral bodies to secure the intervertebral spacer within the intervertebral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Mark Fromhold, Jason Gray, Michael Hunt, Chris Saville, Robert Rhoads, Michael Evangelist, John Perkins, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 10934172
    Abstract: A ?-SiC coating made by the method of mixing SiO2 with carbon and heating the mixture in vacuum wherein the carbon is oxidized to CO gas and reduces the SiO2 to SiO gas and reacting a carbon material, comprising stainless steel with a carbon coating, with the SiO gas at a temperature in the range of 1300 to 1600° C. resulting in a SiC coating on the stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Guillermo R. Villalobos, Michael Hunt, Bryan Sadowski, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Ishwar D. Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10925750
    Abstract: Stand-alone interbody fusion devices for engagement between adjacent vertebrae. The stand-alone interbody fusion devices may include a spacer or endplates and one or more inserts, members, or frames coupled to the spacer or endplates. The inserts, members, or frames may be configured and designed to provide the apertures which are designed to retain bone fasteners, such as screws or anchors, and secure the implant to the adjacent vertebrae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Zappacosta, Michael Hunt, Veronika Martynova, Jason Gray, Jody Seifert, Noah Hansell, David Paul, Nick Padovani
  • Patent number: 10677567
    Abstract: A transparent composite armor is made of tens to hundreds or even thousands of thin layers of material each with a thickness of 10-500 ?m. An appropriate amount of impedance mismatch between the layers causes some reflection at each interface but limit the amplitude of the resulting tensile wave below the tensile strength of the constituent materials. The result is an improvement in ballistic performance and that will result is a significant impact in reducing size, weight, and volume of the armor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Guillermo R. Villalobos, Shyam S. Bayya, Woohong Kim, Bryan Sadowski, Michael Hunt, Robert E. Miklos, Colin C. Baker, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Alex E. Moser