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).

  • Patent number: 11150008
    Abstract: A cabinet of an appliance includes an outer wrapper defining opposing first and second sidewalls, a rear wall coupling the first and second sidewalls and an access opening and an inner liner defining an interior. The outer wrapper and the inner liner may define a sealed insulating cavity therebetween that is under vacuum. A plurality of reinforcement brackets may be disposed on the outer wrapper. The plurality of reinforcement brackets are configured to prevent deformation of the cabinet during application of the vacuum to the insulating cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Arunkumar Harikrishnasamy, Lynne F. Hunter, Abhay Naik, Sanket Vivek Phalak, Aaron Michael Stewart
  • 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: 11105543
    Abstract: An ice machine includes a plurality of cooling tubes with each cooling tube having an inner tube and an outer tube extending around the inner tube to define an annular cavity between the inner tube and the outer tube. When refrigerant flows through the annular cavity between the inner tube and the outer tube, water in the inner tube freezes. The ice machine may also include a shell defining an internal cavity through which the plurality of cooling tubes extend; a water source operably connected to a water pump to flow water through the inner tube; a refrigerant source operably connected to a refrigerant pump to flow refrigerant through the annular cavity; and a heater operably connected to the internal cavity of the shell to flow a heated fluid through the internal cavity and across the plurality of cooling tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Weller Ice, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Alexander Wilkins, Charles Hunter Holwerk
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210152035
    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: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David Lee Lark, Michael Hunter Smith
  • Publication number: 20210119496
    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: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Robert SMITH, Michael Hunter SMITH, David Lee LARK
  • Patent number: 10944296
    Abstract: Disclosed is a receiver device for facilitating wireless power reception, the receiver device comprising a receiver transceiver configured for wirelessly communicating with at least one transmitter device. Further, the receiver device comprising of a receiver processing device communicatively coupled to the unique receiver transceiver. Further, the receiver device comprising a enabled receiver storage device configured for storing energy for at least one blockchain enabled receiver. Moreover, the receiver device comprising a unique power port communicatively coupled with the unique receiver transceiver, wherein the unique power output port is configured to be interfaced with at least one power input port of at least one electronic device, wherein the unique power output port is configured for supplying the electrical energy to the at least one electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: VOICE LIFE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David Lee Lark, Michael Hunter Smith
  • Publication number: 20210067924
    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: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Luke Gordon Begley, Travis Michael Hunter Dunn
  • Patent number: 10910882
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a receiver device for facilitating wireless energy reception. Accordingly, the receiver device may include a receiver transceiver. Further, the receiver transceiver may be configured for receiving energy wirelessly from at least one transmitter device. Further, the receiver transceiver may be configured for transmitting a registration request to the at least one transmitter device. Further, the registration request may include a unique receiver device identifier. Further, the at least one transmitter device may be configured for analyzing the registration request. Further, the at least one transmitter device may be configured for accessing a distributed block-chain associated with wireless energy transfer based on analyzing. Further, the at least one transmitter device may be configured for authenticating the receiver device based on the accessing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: VOICE LIFE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David L. Lark, Michael Hunter Smith
  • Publication number: 20210027253
    Abstract: A server for providing scheduling services to at least two remote devices includes a communications interface for transmitting scheduling options to the at least two remote devices and receiving user inputs from the at least two remote devices. The server further includes a processing circuit configured to manage scheduling services for the at least two remote devices. In one embodiment, the server provides scheduling services for two users, allowing the two users to schedule an appointment with each other. In another embodiment, the server provides scheduling services for a first user and a plurality of second users, allowing the multiple users to schedule an appointment with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Calendar Research LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hunter Gray, Michel Bayan
  • Patent number: 10849656
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to medical implant delivery apparatuses and methods. In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises a first cap, a needle hub at least partially disposed within the first cap, a pusher wire and a pusher wire connector disposed within the needle hub, a needle and a second cap. The first cap includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis. The needle includes a first, beveled end configured to receive an implant, and a second end disposed within a hub pocket of the needle hub. The second cap is connected to the needle hub and disposed at a proximal end of the first cap. The pusher wire, the pusher wire connector, and the needle are substantially aligned with one another along the longitudinal axis of the first cap. In some embodiments, the pusher wire is sized to be received in the bore of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomas Navratil, Jessie Delgado, Michael Hunter
  • Patent number: 10803424
    Abstract: A server for providing scheduling services to at least two remote devices includes a communications interface for transmitting scheduling options to the at least two remote devices and receiving user inputs from the at least two remote devices. The server further includes a processing circuit configured to manage scheduling services for the at least two remote devices. In one embodiment, the server provides scheduling services for two users, allowing the two users to schedule an appointment with each other. In another embodiment, the server provides scheduling services for a first user and a plurality of second users, allowing the multiple users to schedule an appointment with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Calendar Research LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hunter Gray, Michel Bayan
  • Publication number: 20200251936
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a receiver device for facilitating wireless energy reception. Accordingly, the receiver device may include a receiver transceiver. Further, the receiver transceiver may be configured for receiving energy wirelessly from at least one transmitter device. Further, the receiver transceiver may be configured for transmitting a registration request to the at least one transmitter device. Further, the registration request may include a unique receiver device identifier. Further, the at least one transmitter device may be configured for analyzing the registration request. Further, the at least one transmitter device may be configured for accessing a distributed block-chain associated with wireless energy transfer based on analyzing. Further, the at least one transmitter device may be configured for authenticating the receiver device based on the accessing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David L. Lark, Michael Hunter Smith
  • Patent number: 10663422
    Abstract: A detection apparatus and method arranged to detect defects within a flexible pipe at least partially surrounded by seawater. The detection apparatus comprises a seawater electrode, an impedance monitor and a processor. The seawater electrode is arranged to be in contact with seawater surrounding at least part of a flexible pipe. The impedance monitor is arranged to measure the impedance between a metallic structural component of the flexible pipe extending at least partially along the length of the flexible pipe and the seawater electrode in response to an electrical test signal applied to the seawater electrode. The processor is arranged to determine the distance from the seawater electrode to a pipe defect electrically connecting the metallic structural component to seawater using the measured impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas UK Limited
    Inventors: John Cross McNab, Geoffrey Stephen Graham, Philip Michael Hunter Nott, Phillip Edward Harley, William James Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20200112380
    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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Luke Gordon Begley, TRAVIS MICHAEL HUNTER DUNN
  • Publication number: 20200044485
    Abstract: Disclosed is a receiver device for facilitating wireless power reception, the receiver device comprising a receiver transceiver configured for wirelessly communicating with at least one transmitter device. Further, the receiver device comprising of a receiver processing device communicatively coupled to the unique receiver transceiver. Further, the receiver device comprising a enabled receiver storage device configured for storing energy for at least one blockchain enabled receiver. Moreover, the receiver device comprising a unique power port communicatively coupled with the unique receiver transceiver, wherein the unique power output port is configured to be interfaced with at least one power input port of at least one electronic device, wherein the unique power output port is configured for supplying the electrical energy to the at least one electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David Lee Lark, Michael Hunter Smith
  • Patent number: 10414808
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Huwentoxin-IV variants, polynucleotides encoding them, methods of making and using the foregoing, and methods of alleviating pain with peptide inhibitors of Nav1.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: JANSSEN BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: William Eckert, Mack Flinspach, Michael Hunter, Yi Liu, Robert Neff, Alan Wickenden, Alan Gibbs
  • Publication number: 20190250118
    Abstract: A detection apparatus and method arranged to detect defects within a flexible pipe at least partially surrounded by seawater. The detection apparatus comprises a seawater electrode, an impedance monitor and a processor. The seawater electrode is arranged to be in contact with seawater surrounding at least part of a flexible pipe. The impedance monitor is arranged to measure the impedance between a metallic structural component of the flexible pipe extending at least partially along the length of the flexible pipe and the seawater electrode in response to an electrical test signal applied to the seawater electrode. The processor is arranged to determine the distance from the seawater electrode to a pipe defect electrically connecting the metallic structural component to seawater using the measured impedance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: GE Oil & Gas UK Ltd
    Inventors: John Cross McNab, Geoffrey Stephen Graham, Philip Michael Hunter Nott, Phillip Edward Harley, William James Shepherd