Patents by Inventor Michael J. Carey

Michael J. Carey 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: 20180228633
    Abstract: A compression sleeve for wearing over the calf/shin to relieve the discomfort of shin splints. The compression sleeve includes a pocket on its inner face at an upper end of the sleeve, the pocket sized to removably receive a large, flat, substantially incompressible pressure block insert with a substantially flat inner face configured to engage a significant portion of the tibialis anterior muscle on the upper, outer part of the calf with locally increased compressive force with respect to the remainder of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Michael J. Carey
  • Patent number: 7681251
    Abstract: A hat member has a lower rim with a scarf attached thereto which extends between the temple areas around the back of the head. The scarf has an eye edge proximate the lower part of the eye sockets and extends from there to an area proximate the juncture of the neck with the torso or trunk. The scarf is loose and has folds under the chin so that a coat or other outer garment can be positioned and closed there over without restricting movement of the user. The scarf extends from the rim down proximate the nape of the neck to protect the back of the head and the rear of the neck. The hat member has a crown into which the scarf member can be positioned and stored while the hat is being worn. In turn the scarf may be moved between a stored position in the crown of the hat member and a deployed position removed from the crown and deployed over and about the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Seirus Innovative Accessories, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Carey
  • Publication number: 20090282605
    Abstract: A glove having a heat insulating barrier is disclosed. The heat insulating barrier is removably inserted into a zippered pocket or a weblike pouch, the pocket or pouch being positioned proximate the back of a user's hand. The heat insulating barrier acts to selectively reduce heat conduction from the back side of the hand, thereby allowing the user's hand or hands to remain warm in cold environments. The ability to stack a varying number of heat insulating layers in the pouch or pocket further allows the user to selectively control the warmth of the hand as the ambient temperature fluctuates during use. The zippered pocket or weblike pouch can have first and second opening to permit increased cooling through the back portion of the glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Joseph H. Edwards
  • Patent number: 7526876
    Abstract: A drying apparatus includes a housing, a tubular arm, a telescoping arm and a fan. The tubular arm is attached to the housing at a portion between proximal and distal ends. Also, the tubular arm is able to rotate tangential to the housing. The tubular arm includes a proximal end and a distal end and is attached to the housing at a portion between the proximal and distal ends. The telescoping arm is attached to the tubular arm and able to slide between an open and closed position. The telescoping arm includes an aperture that is open in the open position and covered in the closed position. The fan encased within the housing and arranged to direct airflow through the tubular arm and out the aperture when the telescoping arm is in the open position. The air flow is restricted when the telescoping arm is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Seirus Innovative Accessories, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Robert W. Murphy, Joseph H. Edwards
  • Patent number: 7451496
    Abstract: A glove having a heat insulating barrier is disclosed. The heat insulating barrier is removably inserted into a zippered pocket or a weblike pouch, the pocket or pouch being positioned proximate the back of a user's hand. the heat insulating barrier acts to selectively reduce heat conduction from the back side of the hand, thereby allowing the user's hand or hands to remain warm in cold environments. The ability to stack a varying number of heat insulating layers in the pouch or pocket further allows the user to selectively control the warmth of the hand as the ambient temperature fluctuates during use. The zippered pocket or weblike pouch can have first and second opening to permit increased cooling through the back portion of the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Seirus Innovative Accessories, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Joseph H. Edwards
  • Patent number: 7188374
    Abstract: A hat member has a lower rim with a scarf attached thereto which extends between the temple areas around the back of the head. The scarf has and eye edge proximate the lower part of the eye sockets and extends from there to an area proximate the juncture of the neck with the torso or trunk. The scarf is loose and has folds under the chin so that a coat or other outer garment can be positioned and closed there over without restricting movement of the user. The scarf extends from the rim down proximate the nape of the neck to protect the back of the head and he rear of the neck. The hat member has a crown into which the scarf member can be positioned and stored while the hat is being worn. In turn the scarf may be moved between a stored position in the crown of the hat member and a deployed position removed from the crown and deployed over and about the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Seirus Innovative Accessories, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Carey
  • Patent number: 7086093
    Abstract: A glove having a heat insulating barrier is disclosed. The heat insulating barrier is removably inserted into a zippered pocket or a weblike pouch, the pocket or pouch being positioned proximate the back of a user's hand. The heat insulating barrier acts to selectively reduce heat conduction from the back side of the hand, thereby allowing the user's hand or hands to remain warm in cold environments. The ability to stack a varying number of heat insulating layers in the pouch or pocket further allows the user to selectively control the warmth of the hand as the ambient temperature fluctuates during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Seirus Innovative Accessories, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Joseph H. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20040167915
    Abstract: A default shape representation can be used to transform data between formats having different shapes. The default shape representation can be made using a language with which a user is already familiar, such as XML. For example, a user may have XML data that the user wishes to use with a set of Java classes having a different shape. A user can simply apply an XML query language, such as XQuery, to translate the XML shape into the corresponding XML shape representation, and a query engine can take care of transforming the data to Java. A runtime component can then generate a Java object having that second shape. This allows a user to have and utilize a Java data structure using an XML language. Once users learn how to write a data transformation using XQuery, that user can use XQuery to transform XML to any other format, including another XML format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: BEA Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Sundararajan, Michael J. Carey
  • Publication number: 20040098789
    Abstract: A hat member has a lower rim with a scarf attached thereto which extends between the temple areas around the back of the head. The scarf has and eye edge proximate the lower part of the eye sockets and extends from there to an area proximate the juncture of the neck with the torso or trunk. The scarf is loose and has folds under the chin so that a coat or other outer garment can be positioned and closed there over without restricting movement of the user. The scarf extends from the rim down proximate the nape of the neck to protect the back of the head and he rear of the neck. The hat member has a crown into which the scarf member can be positioned and stored while the hat is being worn. In turn the scarf may be moved between a stored position in the crown of the hat member and a deployed position removed from the crown and deployed over and about the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventor: Michael J. Carey
  • Publication number: 20030154537
    Abstract: A glove having a heat insulating barrier is disclosed. The heat insulating barrier is removably inserted into a zippered pocket or a weblike pouch, the pocket or pouch being positioned proximate the back of a user's hand. The heat insulating barrier acts to selectively reduce heat conduction from the back side of the hand, thereby allowing the user's hand or hands to remain warm in cold environments. The ability to stack a varying number of heat insulating layers in the pouch or pocket further allows the user to selectively control the warmth of the hand as the ambient temperature fluctuates during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Joseph H. Edwards
  • Patent number: 6477527
    Abstract: The system, method, and program of this invention enables an object language application to issue a query over a view and to receive back, as query results, handles to application type objects which can be further manipulated by the application. A view is defined herein as a collection of a view type, and a view type is defined as a class or type. Object language class definitions are created based upon the view type of the view referenced by the query. Upon receipt of the query referencing a view type, a query engine generates a query plan that builds mock application type objects in memory based upon the view types and having a form consistent with the class definition for a type of object returned as a result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Gerald G. Kiernan
  • Patent number: 6440159
    Abstract: A wrap is configured for positioning at different sites including the ankle, calf, knee, thigh, lower arm, elbow, upper arm, neck, shoulder and torso including the lower back. The wrap is formed from laminated closed-cell neoprene so that it is elastically deformable. The wrap has a therapy section with a pocket sized to receive a gel pack that can be heated or cooled to apply the desired thermal therapy. Long connecting ears extend outwardly near the top of the therapy section and short connecting ears extend outwardly near the bottom. One ear of the long connecting ears and one ear of the short connecting ears has the hook portion of a hook and pile type connector with the material laminated to the neoprene selected to function as the pile portion of a hook and pile type connector. A strap also formed from closed-cell neoprene has a material laminated to function as the pile portion and has a hook portion at one end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Inventors: Joseph H. Edwards, Michael J. Carey
  • Patent number: 6421658
    Abstract: A method for typed view hierarchies for an object-relational database management (OPDBMS). The views in the hierarchy are merged into a unified hierarchy view through case expressions for mapping and wrapping of overloaded columns. During the merge, the underlying logical tables are eliminated which results in a simplified query graph. The transformation is a non-loss operation which condenses the type information within the case expressions. This allows update, delete and insert operations to be resolved on the query graph on a local level. Using query rewrite rules, the case expressions may be simplified further.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, George Lapis, Mir Hamid Pirahesh, Serge P. Rielau, Bennet Vance
  • Publication number: 20010051949
    Abstract: The system, method, and program of this invention enables an object language application to issue a query over a view and to receive back, as query results, handles to application type objects which can be further manipulated by the application. A view is defined herein as a collection of a view type, and a view type is defined as a class or type. Object language class definitions are created based upon the view type of the view referenced by the query. Upon receipt of the query referencing a view type, a query engine generates a query plan that builds mock application type objects in memory based upon the view types and having a form consistent with the class definition for a type of object returned as a result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Gerald G. Kiernan
  • Patent number: 6272690
    Abstract: An article of clothing includes a mask member with a head member joined together to define an opening that registers with the eyes. The mask member is formed of neoprene with a fleece material laminated to the interior thereof. The head member is formed of a fleece material and has a scarf portion extending below the head to surround the neck area of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Joseph H. Edwards
  • Patent number: 6233907
    Abstract: A method for triggering an oxygen scavenging component of a container for packaging an oxygen sensitive material includes the steps of providing a container defining an internal space and having an internal oxygen scavenging component including an oxidizable organic compound, exposing the oxygen scavenging component to a source of actinic radiation, positioned within said internal space, at a wavelength, intensity, and residence time so as to provide a dose of actinic radiation sufficient to activate the oxygen scavenging component, and packaging an oxygen sensitive material in the internal space of the container whereby the oxygen scavenging component scavenges the oxygen from the internal space of the container. An apparatus and packaging system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip H. Cook, Jr., Michael J. Carey, Jeffrey A. Thomas, Nathanael R. Miranda
  • Patent number: 6226637
    Abstract: An object language application (e.g., C++, JAVA, etc.,) issues a query over a view and receives back, as query results, handles to application type objects which can be further manipulated by the application. A view is defined herein as a collection of a view type, and a view type is defined as a class or type. A tool is used by a programmer writing the application to create object language class definitions that are based upon the view type of the view referenced by the query. Upon receipt of the query referencing a view type, a query engine generates a query plan that builds mock (i.e., proxy) application type objects in memory based upon the view types. The application objects have a form that is consistent with the class definition for a type of object returned as a result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Gerald G. Kiernan
  • Patent number: 6134540
    Abstract: The system, method, and program of this invention enables an object language application (e.g., C++, JAVA, etc.,) to issue a query over a view and to receive back, as query results, handles to application type objects which can be further manipulated by the application. A view is defined herein as a collection of a view type, and a view type is defined as a class or type. Upon receipt of the query referencing a view type, a query engine generates a query plan that builds mock (i.e., proxy) application type objects in memory based upon the view types. The application can run methods on the application type objects or point to other application type objects from the handles, to the application objects, that are returned to the application; and these manipulations will be understood by the query engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Gerald G. Kiernan
  • Patent number: 6122627
    Abstract: The system, method, and program of this invention enables an object language application to issue a query over a view and to receive back, as query results, handles to application type objects which can be further manipulated by the application. A view is defined herein as a collection of a view type, and a view type is defined as a class or type. Upon receipt of the query referencing a view type, a query engine generates a query plan that builds mock (i.e., proxy) application type objects in memory based upon the view types. The application objects have a form that is consistent with the class definition for a type of object returned as a result. The application can run methods on the application type objects or point to other application type objects from the handles, to the application objects, that are returned to the application; and these manipulations will be understood by the query engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Gerald G. Kiernan
  • Patent number: 6006214
    Abstract: The system, method, and program of this invention, referred to herein as nest elimination, performs query rewrite transformations, within a database management system (DBMS), for a certain class of object queries over views that involve derived nested sets. The nest elimination algorithm uses query rewriting to avoid computing these nested sets in certain common cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Carey, Gerald George Kiernan