Patents by Inventor Michael J. King

Michael J. King 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: 10369618
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for roll forming the face pattern onto a pattern forming die having a pattern receiving face, using an initial, and subsequent, pattern forming tool, each with a generally cylindrical pattern defining surface, by relatively and sequentially reciprocating and rotating the pattern defining surfaces and the pattern receiving face while engaging them and urging them to impress the pattern of the pattern defining surfaces into the pattern receiving face of the forming die blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. LeVey, Michael J. Marchese, III, Thomas S. King
  • Patent number: 10328483
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for roll forming the face pattern onto a pattern forming die having a pattern receiving face, using an initial, and subsequent, pattern forming tool, each with a generally cylindrical pattern defining surface, by relatively and sequentially reciprocating and rotating the pattern defining surfaces and the pattern receiving face while engaging them and urging them to impress the pattern of the pattern defining surfaces into the pattern receiving face of the forming die blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. LeVey, Michael J. Marchese, III, Thomas S. King
  • Patent number: 10315971
    Abstract: Systems and processes for heat recovery associated with the separation of hydrocarbon components. Two compressors are used to compress a portion of an overhead vapor stream from a fractionation column. A pressure of the liquid portion of the compressed overhead is reduced and used to recover heat from an overhead of another separation zone having a fractionation column. Once the heat has been recovered the stream is recompressed. The recovered heat may be removed from the recompressed stream in a reboiler of another fractionation column. The fractionation columns may comprise a deethanizer stripper, propane-propylene splitter, and a depropanizer column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stephen T. King, Michael R. Van de Cotte, Adam J. Kanyuh, Steven C. Kozup
  • Publication number: 20190174633
    Abstract: A print head assembly of a stencil printer includes a print head frame and a wiper blade assembly coupled to the print head frame. The wiper blade assembly includes wiper blades that contact the stencil to print solder paste onto the stencil during a print stroke. The wiper blades are configured to force solder paste through the apertures of the stencil. The print head assembly further includes a dispensing unit coupled to the print head frame. The dispensing unit is disposed between the wiper blades to deposit solder paste between the wiper blades. The dispensing unit includes a cartridge receiver. The print head assembly further includes a cartridge positioned in the cartridge receiver and a sensor coupled to the print head frame proximate the cartridge. The sensor is configured to measure a temperature of the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Patsy A. Mattero, James Lynch, Michael E. Donelan, Thomas C. Prentice, Kenneth J. King
  • Publication number: 20190144299
    Abstract: A water treatment system having a water treatment engine including a pressure vessel, electronics module and optionally replaceable shrouds. The water treatment engine may include a tether and a single connection point for water and power lines. The tether may have a release that is accessible only when the electronic module is removed. The water treatment engine may be circular and the water and power lines may be arranged within a region bounded by tangent lines that square the circular shape. The electronics module may be configured to receive one of a variety of alternative interchangeable displays. The electronics module may have a single display port that provides power and data that can be utilized by a plurality of different types of displays. The system may include a replaceable cartridge with soft end caps that include an integral seal and are shaped to self-center within the pressure vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Michael E. Miles, Robert M. Missman, David J. Anderson, Ilir Furxhi, Liane B. Hopaluk, Amy Sue Puroll, Kevin G. King, Rick G. Good
  • Patent number: 10200426
    Abstract: A split streaming system and method are provided in which a stream of data (that can be video, audio or textual data) is split and sent over a plurality of stream reflectors to a stream recipient. Each stream reflector performs time gradient replacement to manage the split streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ignite Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. King, John W. Morris, IV, Brian S. Bosworth
  • Patent number: 9955189
    Abstract: A method, and an associated system, for sending to a first group of recipients only the content portions of a continuity source data-flow which takes the form of ordered, successive, alternating content and non-content segments. From a methodologic point of view, the invention involves, in a manner which utilizes content-segment material buffering, delivering fully, and in correct order, to the first recipient group the material in each content segment, via steps including (a) bridging each gap between next-adjacent content segments at least partially with transmitted injection material that differs from the non-content segment material in the gap, which injection material ends in time no sooner than the end of the gap, and (b) employing, as needed, and as a part of such full delivering of content-segment material, time-progressive, time-length-variable buffering, and subsequent, progressive buffer-delivering, of any content-segment material which overlaps in time with the transmission of injection material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: WIDEORBIT INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. King, John W. Morris, Brian S. Bosworth
  • Patent number: 9862140
    Abstract: Additive manufacturing of a fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) product using an additive manufacturing print head; a reservoir in the additive manufacturing print head; short carbon fibers in the reservoir, wherein the short carbon fibers are randomly aligned in the reservoir; an acrylate, methacrylate, epoxy, cyanate ester or isocyanate resin in the reservoir, wherein the short carbon fibers are dispersed in the acrylate, methacrylate, epoxy, cyanate ester or isocyanate resin; a tapered nozzle in the additive manufacturing print head operatively connected to the reservoir, the tapered nozzle produces an extruded material that forms the fiber-reinforced polymer product; baffles in the tapered nozzle that receive the acrylate, methacrylate, epoxy, cyanate ester or isocyanate resin with the short carbon fibers dispersed in the acrylate, methacrylate, epoxy, cyanate ester or isocyanate resin; and a system for driving the acrylate, methacrylate, epoxy, cyanate ester or isocyanate resin with the short carbon fibers di
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: James Lewicki, Eric B. Duoss, Jennifer Nicole Rodriguez, Marcus A. Worsley, Michael J. King
  • Patent number: 9790770
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique for determining performance data for hydrocarbon reservoirs using data storage, an output device and one or more processors. A heterogeneous multi-dimensional model of at least a portion of the hydrocarbon reservoir divided into cells is obtained. Each cell has a volume and one or more other attributes. A diffusive time of flight is calculated based upon the heterogeneous multi-dimensional model. The heterogeneous multi-dimensional model is transformed to an equivalent homogeneous one-dimensional model by defining the diffusive time of flight as a spatial variable. The performance data for the hydrocarbon reservoir is determined based on the equivalent homogeneous one-dimensional model, and the performance data is provided to the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
    Inventors: Michael J. King, Akhil Datta-Gupta, Yanbin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9774644
    Abstract: A split streaming system and method are provided in which a stream of data (that can be video, audio or textual data) is split and sent over a plurality of stream reflectors to a stream recipient. Each stream reflector performs time gradient replacement to manage the split streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ignite Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. King, John W. Morris, IV, Brian S. Bosworth
  • Publication number: 20170015060
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system for producing a carbon fiber epoxy product includes an additive manufacturing print head; a continuous carbon fiber operatively connected to the additive manufacturing print head; a tapered nozzle in the additive manufacturing print head that receives the continuous carbon fiber, the tapered nozzle producing an extruded material that forms the carbon fiber epoxy product; and a tailored resin feed operatively connected to the print head, wherein the continuous carbon fiber is dispersed in the epoxy resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: James Lewicki, Eric B. Duoss, William Elmer, Michael J. King, Jennifer Nicole Rodriguez, Marcus A. Worsley
  • Publication number: 20170015061
    Abstract: Additive manufacturing of a fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) product using an additive manufacturing print head; a reservoir in the additive manufacturing print head; short carbon fibers in the reservoir, wherein the short carbon fibers are randomly aligned in the reservoir; an acrylate, methacrylate, epoxy, cyanate ester or isocyanate resin in the reservoir, wherein the short carbon fibers are dispersed in the acrylate, methacrylate, epoxy, cyanate ester or isocyanate resin; a tapered nozzle in the additive manufacturing print head operatively connected to the reservoir, the tapered nozzle produces an extruded material that forms the fibre-reinforced polymer product; baffles in the tapered nozzle that receive the acrylate, methacrylate, epoxy, cyanate ester or isocyanate resin with the short carbon fibers dispersed in the acrylate, methacrylate, epoxy, cyanate ester or isocyanate resin; and a system for driving the acrylate, methacrylate, epoxy, cyanate ester or isocyanate resin with the short carbon fibers di
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: James Lewicki, Eric B. Duoss, Jennifer Nicole Rodriguez, Marcus A. Worsley, Michael J. King
  • Publication number: 20150120255
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a technique for determining performance data for hydrocarbon reservoirs using data storage, an output device and one or more processors. A heterogeneous multi-dimensional model of at least a portion of the hydrocarbon reservoir divided into cells is obtained. Each cell has a volume and one or more other attributes. A diffusive time of flight is calculated based upon the heterogeneous multi-dimensional model. The heterogeneous multi-dimensional model is transformed to an equivalent homogeneous one-dimensional model by defining the diffusive time of flight as a spatial variable. The performance data for the hydrocarbon reservoir is determined based on the equivalent homogeneous one-dimensional model, and the performance data is provided to the output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. King, Akhil Datta-Gupta, Yanbin Zhang
  • Patent number: 8984664
    Abstract: A helmet blastometer for characterizing the direction, speed, magnitude, and duration of a blast event to determine the likelihood of blast-induced traumatic brain injury (biTBI). Time of arrival (TOA) gage sensors are mounted on a rigid outer shell of the helmet each producing a TOA signal in response to a fast rising blast induced positive pressure change above a predetermined threshold. A receiver analyzes the positive pressure changes from the gages to determine direction, speed, and magnitude of a blast. Other TOA gauge sensors can be used to produce a TOA signal in response to a negative pressure change below a predetermined threshold. The positive and negative pressure change TOA signals are used to determine blast duration. A second set of internal contact pressure sensors is connected to an inner liner of the helmet to detect contact pressure on a user's head to determine if biTBI has been sustained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Moss, Michael J. King
  • Patent number: 8904022
    Abstract: A split streaming system and method are provided in which a stream of data (that can be video, audio or textual data) is split and sent over a plurality of stream reflectors to a stream recipient. Each stream reflector performs time gradient replacement to manage the split streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ignite Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. King, John W. Morris, IV, Brian S. Bosworth
  • Patent number: 8397551
    Abstract: A passive blast pressure sensor for detecting blast overpressures of at least a predetermined minimum threshold pressure. The blast pressure sensor includes a piston-cylinder arrangement with one end of the piston having a detection surface exposed to a blast event monitored medium through one end of the cylinder and the other end of the piston having a striker surface positioned to impact a contact stress sensitive film that is positioned against a strike surface of a rigid body, such as a backing plate. The contact stress sensitive film is of a type which changes color in response to at least a predetermined minimum contact stress which is defined as a product of the predetermined minimum threshold pressure and an amplification factor of the piston. In this manner, a color change in the film arising from impact of the piston accelerated by a blast event provides visual indication that a blast overpressure encountered from the blast event was not less than the predetermined minimum threshold pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. King, Roberto J. Sanchez, William C. Moss
  • Patent number: 8381244
    Abstract: A method, and an associated system, for sending to a first group of recipients only the content portions of a continuity source data-flow which takes the form of ordered, successive, alternating content and non-content segments. From a methodologic point of view, the invention involves, in a manner which utilizes content-segment material buffering, delivering fully, and in correct order, to the first recipient group the material in each content segment, via steps including (a) bridging each gap between next-adjacent content segments at least partially with transmitted injection material that differs from the non-content segment material in the gap, which injection material ends in time no sooner than the end of the gap, and (b) employing, as needed, and as a part of such full delivering of content-segment material, time-progressive, time-length-variable buffering, and subsequent, progressive buffer-delivering, of any content-segment material which overlaps in time with the transmission of injection material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Abacast, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. King, John W. Morris, IV, Brian S. Bosworth
  • Publication number: 20120023820
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for forming a flower pot cover with at least one indented portion to retain the flower pot cover on the flower pot. The apparatus includes a male and female die. The female die has a plurality of fingers movable radially into an opening of the female die. The male die has a recess formed between the lower end and the upper end and adapted to receive the fingers of the female die to form the at least one indented portion of the flower pot cover when the sheet of material is pressed between the female die and the male die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Donald E. Weder, Michael J. King
  • Patent number: 8056283
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for forming a flower pot cover with at least one indented portion to retain the flower pot cover on the flower pot. The apparatus includes a male and female die. The female die has a plurality of fingers movable radially into an opening of the female die. The male die has a recess formed between the lower end and the upper end and adapted to receive the fingers of the female die to form the at least one indented portion of the flower pot cover when the sheet of material is pressed between the female die and the male die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter
    Inventors: Donald E. Weder, Michael J. King
  • Patent number: 7829829
    Abstract: A grid fin control system for a fluid-borne body includes a nozzle extension, an optional stabilization device, and a plurality of grid fins. The grid fins are stowable folded against the nozzle extension and deployable to extend radially outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Kazak Composites, Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael J. King, Jerome P. Fanucci