Patents by Inventor Michael L. Gannon

Michael L. Gannon 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: 20190150487
    Abstract: A stabilized flour, such as stabilized whole grain wheat flour, exhibiting unexpectedly superior extended shelf life and superior biscuit baking functionality, may be produced with or without heating to inhibit lipase by subjecting whole grains or a bran and germ fraction or component to treatment with a lipase inhibitor, such as an acid or green tea extract. Treatment with the lipase inhibitor may be performed during tempering of the whole grains or berries or during hydration of the bran and germ fraction or component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Bin Zhao, Ning Zhou, Timothy S. Hansen, Michael A. Duffin, Domenico R. Cassone, Diane L. Gannon, Lynn C. Haynes, James M. Manns, Jeanny E. Zimeri, Peter Worfolk, Anthony Pracek
  • Patent number: 6250452
    Abstract: A monitoring system monitors a plurality of remote product dispensers. Vends are detected indicating that products have been dispensed from the dispenser during a given time period. Vend data indicative of the products dispensed is stored. The vend data is communicated to a base unit and a base unit provides a display indicative of products dispensed and a service schedule based on the vend data received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Cimetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Partyka, David J. Pogoff, Michell H. Cochran, Michael L. Gannon
  • Patent number: 5941363
    Abstract: A monitoring system monitors a plurality of remote product dispensers. Vends are detected indicating that products have been dispensed from the dispenser during a given time period. Vend data indicative of the products dispensed is stored. The vend data is communicated to a base unit and a base unit provides a display indicative of products dispensed and a service schedule based on the vend data received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Proactive Vending Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Partyka, David J. Pogoff, Michell H. Cochran, Michael L. Gannon