Patents by Inventor Michael Joseph King

Michael Joseph 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).

  • Publication number: 20180036092
    Abstract: A package for a medical device includes a blister having a base and a plurality of walls extending from the base with the base and the walls defining a cavity for receiving the medical device. The blister includes a first thermoplastic polyurethane or a combination of the first thermoplastic polyurethane and polyethylene terephthalate glycol. The package also includes a lid disposed on the blister and at least partially covering the cavity. The lid has outer and inner surfaces and includes a high density polyethylene. The package further includes an insert disposed on and in direct contact with the inner surface of the lid and facing the cavity. The insert includes a second thermoplastic polyurethane for increasing puncture resistance of the lid from the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Knowlton, Daniel J. Shaw, JR., Jeffrey Ryan Masters, Michael Joseph King
  • Patent number: 9329285
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gamma-neutron detector based on mixtures of thermal neutron absorbers that produce heavy-particle emission following thermal capture. In one configuration, B-10 based detector is used in a parallel electrode plate geometry that integrates neutron moderating sheets, such as polyethylene, on the back of the electrode plates to thermalize the neutrons and then detect them with high efficiency. The moderator can also be replaced with plastic scintillator sheets viewed with a large area photomultiplier tube to detect gamma-rays as well. The detector can be used in several scanning configurations including portal, drive-through, drive-by, handheld and backpack, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsahi Gozani, Michael Joseph King, Donald Bennett Hilliard, Joseph Bendahan, William Gerhardus Johannes Langeveld
  • Publication number: 20160091618
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gamma-neutron detector based on mixtures of thermal neutron absorbers that produce heavy-particle emission following thermal capture. In one configuration, B-10 based detector is used in a parallel electrode plate geometry that integrates neutron moderating sheets, such as polyethylene, on the back of the electrode plates to thermalize the neutrons and then detect them with high efficiency. The moderator can also be replaced with plastic scintillator sheets viewed with a large area photomultiplier tube to detect gamma-rays as well. The detector can be used in several scanning configurations including portal, drive-through, drive-by, handheld and backpack, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Tsahi Gozani, Michael Joseph King, Donald Bennett Hilliard, Joseph Bendahan
  • Patent number: 8963094
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gamma-neutron detector based on mixtures of thermal neutron absorbers that produce heavy-particle emission following thermal capture. In one configuration, B-10 based detector is used in a parallel electrode plate geometry that integrates neutron moderating sheets, such as polyethylene, on the back of the electrode plates to thermalize the neutrons and then detect them with high efficiency. The moderator can also be replaced with plastic scintillator sheets viewed with a large area photomultiplier tube to detect gamma-rays as well. The detector can be used in several scanning configurations including portal, drive-through, drive-by, handheld and backpack, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsahi Gozani, Michael Joseph King, Donald Bennett Hilliard, Joseph Bendahan
  • Publication number: 20140321588
    Abstract: The present specification discloses methods for inspecting an object. The method includes scanning an object in a two-step process. In the primary scan, a truck or cargo container (container) is completely scanned with a fan beam radiation, the transmitted radiation is measured with an array of detectors, and the transmission information and optionally the fission signatures are analyzed to determine the presence of high-density, high-Z and fissionable materials. If the container alarms in one or more areas, the areas are subjected to a secondary scan. This is done by precisely repositioning the container to the location of the suspect areas, adjusting the scanning system to focus on the suspect areas, performing a stationary irradiation of the areas, and analyzing the measured feature signatures to clear or confirm the presence of SNM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsahi Gozani, Joseph Bendahan, Michael Joseph King, Timothy John Shaw, John David Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20130071593
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an insulating member for covering a conduit in a clean room. The insulating member typically has a length and defines a cavity extending along the length. The cavity is sized and shaped to receive the conduit. The insulating member typically includes an innermost layer that may be a closed cell fluoropolymer foam and is disposed to contact the conduit. The insulating member also typically includes an outermost layer that is disposed on the innermost layer and that may be a second fluoropolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald MacNeill, Tuna Sava, Michael Joseph King
  • Publication number: 20120155592
    Abstract: The present specification discloses a system for detecting nuclear material based on at least one source of probing radiation and the radiation signatures generated from interrogating an object under inspection. In addition, the present specification describes a threshold-activation detector capable of detecting prompt neutrons, via the activation, after the source's blinding radiation has stopped. The threshold-activation detector can be manufactured from liquid fluorocarbons that allow for the detection of beta radiation and gamma rays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Tsahi Gozani, Michael Joseph King, Timothy John Shaw, John David Stevenson