Patents by Inventor Michael Hunter

Michael Hunter 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: 20240039857
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving a transaction request comprising an identification of a sending account, an identification of a recipient account, and a value; comparing the value to a threshold identified in one or more rules; identifying a transaction protocol based on the comparing; selecting a first subset of computers of a plurality of subsets of computers based on the identified transaction protocol, each of the plurality of subsets of computers corresponding to a different transaction protocol; and transmitting a message to each computer of the first subset of computers indicating the transaction request, receipt of the message causing each computer of the first subset of computers to complete a transaction corresponding to the transaction request between the sending account and the recipient account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: U.S. Bancorp, National Association
    Inventors: Souvik Sarkar, Michael Hunter, Adam Carter
  • Patent number: 11760557
    Abstract: A bag-in-bottle type of a squeeze dispenser comprising a housing, a cap, a flexible bag for containing fluid, and means to equilibrate atmospheric air pressure with air pressure inside the housing is disclosed. Said means include a closable air channel. The closable air channel, and the cap, may each be in an open or a closed position. When the cap is in an open position, the closable air channel is in a closed position, thus substantially locking the air inside the housing in place and allowing for fluid to be dispensed from the flexible bag upon application of pressing force on the sidewalls of the housing. When the cap is in a closed position, the closable air channel is in an open position, allowing for a flow of atmospheric air into, and out of, the dispenser housing and thereby equilibrating the air pressure inside the housing with air pressure of the atmospheric air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: PESD, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Keith Hirko, Briana Nikole Kovács, Michael Hunter Kovács
  • Publication number: 20230219747
    Abstract: One example embodiment is adapted for use in facilitating collection and transport of memory devices, e.g., drives, motherboards, etc., e.g., for the purposes of subsequent destruction. The example embodiment has an outer bin, also called a garage or outer enclosure, within which is placed an inner bin with wheels. Once closed and locked, the outer bin has a door that can be opened so drives or other memory devices can be inserted. The drives then fall into the inner bin and, once sufficiently filled, the inner bin be easily wheeled out from the outer bin. The inner bin has its own locking lid that is secured when transporting the inner bin with the drives, e.g., to a destruction facility or area. Other features are provided as described below. Enhanced synergistic security features include use of multi-point locking latches to secure doors and lids, metal construction of the bins, and so on. The bins are sized to facilitate efficient collection and transport of potentially sensitive data center media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Nelson, Michael Hunter, Ismael Rangel
  • Publication number: 20230189751
    Abstract: A sprayer system including a wand, a rotary arm, a motor, a housing, a support, and a controller or control panel. The wand has a nozzle at one end. The rotary arm rotates around a first axle, and is connected at a distal end through a bearing to an opposite end of the wand. The housing covers or encloses a part of the wand, the rotary arm, and a rotatable ring through which the wand passes. The motor drives rotation of the rotary arm. The support mechanically supports the housing. The controller/control panel controls rotation of the rotary arm. The wand, the rotary arm and the ring are configured so that rotation of the rotary arm causes the nozzle to move in a circular, elliptical and/or oval pattern. Methods of making and using the sprayer system and software for controlling the system are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: BECO Dairy Automation Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. HUNTER, Ronald CAMERON, Lawrence MOON
  • Patent number: 11643271
    Abstract: One example embodiment is adapted for use in facilitating collection and transport of memory devices, e.g., drives, motherboards, etc., e.g., for the purposes of subsequent destruction. The example embodiment has an outer bin, also called a garage or outer enclosure, within which is placed an inner bin with wheels. Once closed and locked, the outer bin has a door that can be opened so drives or other memory devices can be inserted. The drives then fall into the inner bin and, once sufficiently filled, the inner bin be easily wheeled out from the outer bin. The inner bin has its own locking lid that is secured when transporting the inner bin with the drives, e.g., to a destruction facility or area. Other features are provided as described below. Enhanced synergistic security features include use of multi-point locking latches to secure doors and lids, metal construction of the bins, and so on. The bins are sized to facilitate efficient collection and transport of potentially sensitive data center media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Nelson, Michael Hunter, Ismael Rangel
  • Publication number: 20230119159
    Abstract: A bag-in-bottle type of a squeeze dispenser comprising a housing, a cap, a flexible bag for containing fluid, and means to equilibrate atmospheric air pressure with air pressure inside the housing is disclosed. Said means include a closable air channel. The closable air channel, and the cap, may each be in an open or a closed position. When the cap is in an open position, the closable air channel is in a closed position, thus substantially locking the air inside the housing in place and allowing for fluid to be dispensed from the flexible bag upon application of pressing force on the sidewalls of the housing. When the cap is in a closed position, the closable air channel is in an open position, allowing for a flow of atmospheric air into, and out of, the dispenser housing and thereby equilibrating the air pressure inside the housing with air pressure of the atmospheric air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Andrew Keith Hirko, Briana Nikole Kovács, Michael Hunter Kovács
  • Patent number: 11606675
    Abstract: A system for testing one or more electric circuits simultaneously includes one or more wireless testing devices connected to one or more electric circuits through wired connection, and a receiver device communicatively coupled to the one or more wireless testing devices through wireless connection. Each wireless testing device includes an input unit for converting a physical electrical input received from corresponding electric circuit, into an electrical signal, a generator unit configured to generate one or more variable service set identifier (SSID) communication signals based on corresponding input electrical signal, and a transmitter unit configured to transmit the one or more SSID communication signals to one or more receiver devices simultaneously. The receiver device is configured to receive and monitor the one or more SSID signals, to troubleshoot, verify, analyze, monitor, control and identify the one or more electrical circuits simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: CircuitIQ Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Gordon Begley, Travis Michael Hunter Dunn
  • Patent number: 11545855
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a receiver device for facilitating transaction of energy wirelessly received by the receiver device, in accordance with some embodiments. Accordingly, the receiver device comprises a receiver transceiver. Further, the energy comprises terahertz electromagnetic wave energy. Further, a receiver enclosure of the receiver transceiver stores the terahertz electromagnetic wave energy and converts the terahertz electromagnetic wave energy into electrical energy. Further, the receiver transceiver transmits a registration request to the transmitter device and transmits the electrical energy associated with an energy asset to an electrical load. Further, the receiver device generates the energy asset, accesses a second distributed block-chain, and creates an entry for a transaction of the energy asset in the second distributed block-chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: VOICE LIFE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David Lee Lark, Michael Hunter Smith
  • Patent number: 11479328
    Abstract: An inflation-based antifouling system and method that include an inflatable film configured to be disposed on a target clean surface; and an inflation device that inflates the inflatable film such that bio-fouling is removed from the target clean surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael Hunter Brown, Nicholas Ray Caruso
  • Patent number: 11476954
    Abstract: A system for testing one or more electric circuits simultaneously includes one or more wireless testing devices connected to one or more electric circuits through wired connection, and a receiver device communicatively coupled to the one or more wireless testing devices through wireless connection. Each wireless testing device includes an input unit for converting a physical electrical input received from corresponding electric circuit, into an electrical signal, a generator unit configured to generate one or more variable service set identifier (SSID) communication signals based on corresponding input electrical signal, and a transmitter unit configured to transmit the one or more SSID communication signals to one or more receiver devices simultaneously. The receiver device is configured to receive and monitor the one or more SSID signals, to troubleshoot, verify, analyze, monitor, control and identify the one or more electrical circuits simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: CIRCUITIQ INC.
    Inventors: Luke Gordon Begley, Travis Michael Hunter Dunn
  • Patent number: 11426476
    Abstract: An internal ultraviolet-C light emitting diode antifouling system and method that include a waterproof, light transmissible potted enclosure; an object disposed within the waterproof, light transmissible potted enclosure; and at least one ultraviolet-C light emitting diode disposed within the waterproof, light transmissible enclosure, wherein the at least one ultraviolet-C light emitting diode is configured to emit light on the object, wherein the light is configured to prevent biofouling on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael Hunter Brown, Nicholas Ray Caruso
  • Patent number: 11303159
    Abstract: Disclosed is a receiver device for facilitating wireless power reception. The receiver device comprises a receiver transceiver configured for wirelessly communicating with at least one transmitter device. The receiver transceiver is configured for transmitting a registration request to the at least one transmitter device, wherein the registration request comprises a unique receiver device identifier, wherein the at least one transmitter device is configured for accessing a distributed block-chain associated with wireless power transfer. Further, the at least one transmitter device is configured for analyzing the registration request, updating the distributed block-chain based on the analyzing of the registration request and transmitting a registration response to the receiver device, wherein the receiver transceiver is configured for receiving the registration response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: VOICE LIFE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Smith, Michael Hunter Smith, David Lee Lark
  • Publication number: 20220029464
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a receiver device for facilitating transaction of energy wirelessly received by the receiver device, in accordance with some embodiments. Accordingly, the receiver device comprises a receiver transceiver. Further, the energy comprises terahertz electromagnetic wave energy. Further, a receiver enclosure of the receiver transceiver stores the terahertz electromagnetic wave energy and converts the terahertz electromagnetic wave energy into electrical energy. Further, the receiver transceiver transmits a registration request to the transmitter device and transmits the electrical energy associated with an energy asset to an electrical load. Further, the receiver device generates the energy asset, accesses a second distributed block-chain, and creates an entry for a transaction of the energy asset in the second distributed block-chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David Lee Lark, Michael Hunter Smith
  • Patent number: 11221190
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a bow and a method for reducing torque. An exemplary bow includes a riser having a pair of limbs having a string assembly operably coupled to each one of the pair of limbs, the riser with the pair of limbs operable to maintain a tension in the string assembly. The bow further includes a handle, the handle having a ball joint maintained in the handle operable to rotate relative to the handle, wherein the handle is rotatably affixed to the riser at the ball joint free floating bow including a riser having two ends, and a pair of limbs, each extending from one end of the riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: HUNTER HD, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hunter, Jonathan Steele
  • Patent number: 11171521
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a receiver device for facilitating wireless energy reception. Accordingly, the receiver device comprises a receiver transceiver configured for receiving energy wirelessly from a transmitter device. Further, the receiver enclosure of the receiver transceiver may include a metamaterial. Further, the energy comprises terahertz electromagnetic wave energy. Further, the receiver enclosure is configured for storing the terahertz electromagnetic wave energy based on the receiving and converting the terahertz electromagnetic wave energy into electrical energy. Further, the receiver enclosure comprises a receiver antenna configured for facilitating the receiving. Further, the receiver transceiver is configured for transmitting a registration request to the transmitter device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: VOICE LIFE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David Lee Lark, Michael Hunter Smith
  • Publication number: 20210344624
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a method that includes sending a negotiating message from a user to one or more invitees using a messaging protocol, the negotiating message comprising one or more plans for a meeting, each plan including a time information and a location information for the meeting. The method further includes receiving, using the messaging protocol, one or more responses from the one or more invitees, the one or more responses indicating an approval or rejection of the one or more plans and determining based at least partially on the one or more responses received from the one or more invitees to book the event based on the received responses from the one or more invitees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Calendar Research LLC
    Inventor: Michael Hunter Gray
  • Publication number: 20210292085
    Abstract: One example embodiment is adapted for use in facilitating collection and transport of memory devices, e.g., drives, motherboards, etc., e.g., for the purposes of subsequent destruction. The example embodiment has an outer bin, also called a garage or outer enclosure, within which is placed an inner bin with wheels. Once closed and locked, the outer bin has a door that can be opened so drives or other memory devices can be inserted. The drives then fall into the inner bin and, once sufficiently filled, the inner bin be easily wheeled out from the outer bin. The inner bin has its own locking lid that is secured when transporting the inner bin with the drives, e.g., to a destruction facility or area. Other features are provided as described below. Enhanced synergistic security features include use of multi-point locking latches to secure doors and lids, metal construction of the bins, and so on. The bins are sized to facilitate efficient collection and transport of potentially sensitive data center media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Nelson, Michael Hunter, Ismael Rangel
  • Patent number: 11082371
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a method that includes sending a negotiating message from a user to one or more invitees using a messaging protocol, the negotiating message comprising one or more plans for a meeting, each plan including a time information and a location information for the meeting. The method further includes receiving, using the messaging protocol, one or more responses from the one or more invitees, the one or more responses indicating an approval or rejection of the one or more plans and determining based at least partially on the one or more responses received from the one or more invitees to book the event based on the received responses from the one or more invitees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Calendar Research LLC
    Inventor: Michael Hunter Gray
  • Publication number: 20210221482
    Abstract: An inflation-based antifouling system and method that include an inflatable film configured to be disposed on a target clean surface; and an inflation device that inflates the inflatable film such that bio-fouling is removed from the target clean surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Hunter Brown, Nicholas Ray Caruso
  • Publication number: 20210177998
    Abstract: An internal ultraviolet-C light emitting diode antifouling system and method that include a waterproof, light transmissible potted enclosure; an object disposed within the waterproof, light transmissible potted enclosure; and at least one ultraviolet-C light emitting diode disposed within the waterproof, light transmissible enclosure, wherein the at least one ultraviolet-C light emitting diode is configured to emit light on the object, wherein the light is configured to prevent biofouling on the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Hunter Brown, Nicholas Ray Caruso