Patents by Inventor Michael J. Kent

Michael J. Kent 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: 20200192126
    Abstract: An optical lens including first and second polarizers, a partial reflector disposed between the first and second polarizers, a first phase retarder disposed between the first polarizer and the partial reflector, and a second phase retarder disposed between the partial reflector and the second polarizer is described. The optical lens is a single piece configured for use in an eyewear. Eyewear including at least one of the optical lenses is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Zhisheng Yun, Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Susan L. Kent, Erin A. McDowell, Timothy L. Wong, John D. Le, Michael L. Steiner
  • Patent number: 7330831
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for managing multiple investor accounts by rapidly computing and displaying the potential tax and gain/loss implications of proposed buy and sell transactions involving a single security. The invention allows users to identify criteria including tax selection liability rules and gain/loss rules for the proposed trades, and generate a trading (“What-If”) report identifying the tax lots in each account that would satisfy the selection criteria. A failure report identifying tax lots that do not satisfy the selection criteria allows the user to either transfer such tax lots to the trading report or defer trading using messages transmitted in the future as a reminder to review the proposed transaction at a more appropriate time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: CheckFree Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Biondi, Robert S. Coira, Joel D. Derstine, Christopher Panzica, Michael J. Kent, Theresa M. McNamara, Ann Kathleen Harding-Hesse
  • Publication number: 20030154151
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for managing multiple investor accounts by rapidly computing and displaying the potential tax and gain/loss implications of proposed buy and sell transactions involving a single security. The invention allows users to identify criteria including tax selection liability rules and gain/loss rules for the proposed trades, and generate a trading (“What-If”) report identifying the tax lots in each account that would satisfy the selection criteria. A failure report identifying tax lots that do not satisfy the selection criteria allows the user to either transfer such tax lots to the trading report or defer trading using messages transmitted in the future as a reminder to review the proposed transaction at a more appropriate time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Matthew Biondi, Robert S. Coira, Joel D. Derstine, Christopher Panzica, Michael J. Kent, Theresa M. McNamara, Ann Kathleen Harding-Hesse
  • Patent number: 5127517
    Abstract: A means, and system for storing and caring for contact lenses, including cleaning, rinsing, storing, disinfecting, lubricating, etc., including a self-contained contact lens holder to support and contain one or more contact lenses. A fluid conduit is associated with the contact lens holder to provide a pathway for fluid to the chamber or chambers holding each contact lens. A fluid container holding a fluid used in contact lens care can be put in fluid communication with the fluid conduit and is operable to selectively introduce fluid into the fluid conduit and fill the contact lens holder with the fluid. The contact lens holder, fluid conduit, and fluid container may all be incorporated in a unitary body, or fluid container and/or the fluid conduit can be selectively attachable to the contact lens holder so that different fluid containers can be interchangeable to the contact lens holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald A. Clements, Michael J. Kent, William A. Fronk
  • Patent number: 4905819
    Abstract: A means, method, and system for storing and caring for contact lenses, including cleaning, rinsing, storing, disinfecting, lubricating, etc., including a self-contained contact lens holder to support and contain one or more contact lenses. A fluid conduit is associated with the contact lens holder to provide a pathway for fluid to the chamber or chambers holding each contact lens. A fluid container holding a fluid used in contact lens care can be put in fluid communication with the fluid conduit and is operable to selectively introduce fluid into the fluid conduit and fill the contact lens holder with the fluid. The contact lens holder, fluid contact, and fluid container may all be incorporated in a unitary body, or fluid container and/or the fluid conduit can be selectively attachable to the contact lens holder so that different fluid containers can be interchangeable to the contact lens holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Don A. Clements, Michael J. Kent, William A. Fronk
  • Patent number: 4871094
    Abstract: A dispenser for substances including solids, liquids, semi-solids, and gels including a forward member having a bore extending between its front and back opposite ends. The front end of the forward member consists of an application orifice. A rearward member is translateably movable with respect to the forward member and includes a plunger which is extendable through the back end of the forward member into the bore of the forward member. The plunger is slidable in the bore in response to movement of the forward section with respect to the rearward section. The substance, having been inserted into the bore, is then expelled from the application orifice in a precise and easily maneuverable manner. The dispensing means can be used with substances which are pre-packaged in capillary-type containers. The plunger can have different diametered sections which allow expulsion of the substance and then allow expulsion of the capillary-type container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell A. Gall, Don A. Clements, Michael J. Kent
  • Patent number: 4865189
    Abstract: A device for storage, mixing, and dispensing of two separate materials, including but not limited to liquids, semi-liquids, powders, and granulated materials. The first and second containers include neck portions which are matably slidable within one another, the necks defining openings into each container. A plug member is retentively held in the neck of either container, and extends to a stopper portion which blocks fluid flow through the neck of the one container when it is positioned in the neck of the other container, thus separating the two independent materials during storage. A sleeve extends over the second container and at least a portion of the first container. A removable collar can be positioned between the second container and the first container to hold them in a position where the materials are separated for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Diane R. Guerra, Michael J. Kent, Don A. Clements
  • Patent number: 4132616
    Abstract: An electro-chemical sensor for the measurement of concentrations of gas or vapor in accordance with the limiting current principle and comprising an electrolytic cell having a sensing electrode, a counter electrode and an intervening body of electrolyte and also a restriction to the rate of access of gas or vapor to the sensing electrode. The improvement comprises said restriction being in the form of a gas-phase diffusion barrier including at least one narrow passage for the diffusion of gas. The gas-phase diffusion barrier may be in the form of a porous body, of which the permeability of the body may be more than twenty times greater than the diffusibility, but is preferably less than ten times the diffusibility and more preferably not more than 10% greater than the diffusibility. Alternatively the gas-phase diffusion barrier may be defined by a capillary. The capillary may be of plastics material and may be enclosed within an outer metal sheath of lesser co-efficient of expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Assignee: City Technology Limited
    Inventors: Anthony D. S. Tantram, Michael J. Kent, Alan G. Palmer