Patents by Inventor Michael L. Franklin

Michael L. Franklin 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: 20190358030
    Abstract: Expandable docking stations for docking an expandable valve can include a valve seat, one or more sealing portions, and/or one or more retaining portions. The valve seat can be unexpandable or substantially unexpandable beyond a deployed size. The one or more sealing portions can be connected to the valve seat and extend radially outward of the valve seat. The one or more sealing portions can be constructed to expand outward of the valve seat and provide a seal over a range of sizes. The one or more retaining portions can be connected to the one or more sealing portions. The one or more retaining portions are configured to retain the docking station at a deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Dustin P. Armer, Michael D. Franklin, Sergio Delgado, Abhijeet Joshi, Dinesh L. Sirimanne, Russell T. Joseph, Eason Michael Abbott, Tram Ngoc Nguyen, Son V. Nguyen, Hien Tran Ngo, Vivian Tran, Charles L. Bowman, Stanton J. Rowe
  • Publication number: 20190231521
    Abstract: Expandable docking stations for docking an expandable valve can include a valve seat, one or more sealing portions, and/or one or more retaining portions. The valve seat can be unexpandable or substantially unexpandable beyond a deployed size. The one or more sealing portions can be connected to the valve seat and extend radially outward of the valve seat. The one or more sealing portions can be constructed to expand outward of the valve seat and provide a seal over a range of sizes. The one or more retaining portions can be connected to the one or more sealing portions. The one or more retaining portions are configured to retain the docking station at a deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Dustin P. Armer, Michael D. Franklin, Sergio Delgado, Abhijeet Joshi, Dinesh L. Sirinanne, Russell T. Joseph, Eason Michael Abbott, Tram Ngoc Nguyen, Son V. Nguyen, Hien Tran Ngo, Vivian Tran, Charles L. Bowman, Stanton J. Rowe
  • Patent number: 10363130
    Abstract: Expandable docking stations for docking an expandable valve can include a valve seat, one or more sealing portions, and one or more retaining portions. The valve seat can be unexpandable or substantially unexpandable beyond a deployed size. The one or more sealing portions are connected to the valve seat and extend radially outward of the valve seat. The one or more sealing portions are constructed to expand outward of the valve seat and provide a seal over a range of sizes. The one or more retaining portions are connected to the one or more sealing portions. The one or more retaining portions are configured to retain the docking station at a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Dustin P. Armer, Michael D. Franklin, Sergio Delgado, Abhijeet Joshi, Dinesh L. Sirimanne, Russell T. Joseph, Eason Michael Abbott, Tram Ngoc Nguyen, Son V. Nguyen, Hien Tran Ngo, Vivian Tran, Charles L. Bowman, Stanton J. Rowe
  • Publication number: 20190219310
    Abstract: A thermoelectric device comprising an elongated panel of two foam layers, and having an inserted thermoelectric string is incorporated into a seat cushion, planting pot, and battery thermal manager. Several enhancements to the string and the panel improve its durability, visual appeal, and tactile appeal over the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Tarek Makansi, John L. Franklin, Mark N. Evers, Kevin C. Forbes, Jose Santos Dominguez, Michael T. Sato
  • Patent number: 5421492
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aerosol dispensing apparatus, more particularly to aerosol dispensing valves incorporating a controlled metered dispensing function wherein the metering chamber holding the next aerosolized dose is in fluidic communication with the reservoir allowing homogenous mixing of the next aerosolized dose to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Glaxo Inc.
    Inventors: Lee A. Barger, Terence G. H. Bowyer, Ignatius L. Britto, Michael L. Franklin
  • Patent number: 4988630
    Abstract: There is described a unique instrument system employing a laser, having a polarized and collimated beam of radiation, which is split into a multitude of primary and secondary beams containing the same desirable properties of high collimation and monochromaticity. The secondary beams are used to measure simultaneously multiple antigen-antibody (Ag-Ab) agglutinations reactions involving latex particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Fang-Chung Chen, Michael L. Franklin
  • Patent number: 4506803
    Abstract: An aerosol dispenser dispenses the contents of a metering chamber by depression of a slidable stem which extends through the metering chamber and into the main fluid reservoir of the dispenser. The stem includes a dispensing passage which lies within one of a pair of chamber sealing sleeves when the stem is in a rest position, thus fluidically isolating the exterior of the apparatus from the metering chamber. In this position, the metering chamber and the main reservoir are also fluidically isolated from each other. After shaking the dispenser to mix its contents, i.e., an active agent and propellant, the stem is then depressed into a charging position in which the dispensing passage is placed into engagement with an additional sealing sleeve mounted within the metering chamber to fluidically isolate the metering chamber from the exterior of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Franklin, Fang-Chung Chen
  • Patent number: 4346998
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a novel spectral background corrector system which, by employing light refracting techniques, causes wavelength scanning or modulation which allows substantial elimination of spectral background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Franklin
  • Patent number: 4300689
    Abstract: A dual wavelength spectrophotometer for ampoule content inspection, in particular for ampoule leak detection wherein leaks are initially "flagged" via the dye bath immersion technique. Light transmitted through the ampoule is received by a bifurcated fiber optic cable providing via a random mix arrangement substantially identical ampoule optical signature signals. Each is directed through preselected interference filters, chosen on the one hand on the basis of the dye being used and the glass ampoule and its contents on the other hand. Associated with the filters are respective photodetectors, the output signals of which are connected to a difference amplifier stage. The output (if any) of the latter is compared to a preestablished (dye) threshold signal, which represents the minimum level (of dye) from which to effect a reject status. The ampoule contents or a particular component thereof may also be investigated in this manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1981
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Franklin, Charles W. Jeunelot
  • Patent number: 4180558
    Abstract: Use of an improved water-swellable carboxymethylcellulose paper in a unique pharmaceutical unit dosage form comprising a stack of edible webs laminated at the edges at least some of which are paper is described. The subject paper is a superior delaminating agent in said unit dosage forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur H. Goldberg, Michael L. Franklin