Patents by Inventor Michael McKee

Michael McKee 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: 10315366
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for making reinforcement structures are provided. In one example, an apparatus for making a reinforcement structure includes a rigid mandrel and a flexible bladder. The flexible bladder at least partially surrounds the rigid mandrel for supporting a reinforcement structure-forming material during fabrication of the reinforcement structure. The flexible bladder is configured to apply a force to the reinforcement structure-forming material in a direction opposite the rigid mandrel in response to a pressure differential between inside and outside of the flexible bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Brenden Autry, Charles Aitken, John McGuire, Michael McKee
  • Publication number: 20190046250
    Abstract: A femur plate is provided, the femur plate comprising a first end portion anatomically pre-formed to conform to a trochanter region of the femur and a second end portion anatomically pre-formed to conform to a condyle region of the femur, wherein the second end portion comprises at least one first opening configured to receive a bone fastener. The femur plate further comprises an elongate shaft extending from the first end portion to the second end portion, the elongate shaft comprising at least one second opening configured to receive a bone fastener. Furthermore, a periprosthetic implant system comprising the femur plate and a method of implanting the femur plate are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Pierre-Luc Sylvestre, Andreas Wiederkehr, Emil Schemitsch, Nicholas D. Morfing, Michael Mckee
  • Patent number: 9919791
    Abstract: Stiffening structures, wing structures and methods for manufacturing stiffening structures are provided. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a stiffening structure includes a first longitudinal member, a second longitudinal member, and a first rib that extends from the first longitudinal member to the second longitudinal member and is integral with the first longitudinal member and the second longitudinal member. The first longitudinal member has a first wall, a second wall and a joining wall that joins the first wall and second wall. The first wall, the second wall and the joining wall form a space having a trapezoidal shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Brenden Autry, Bryan Williams, Travis Cope, Susan Daggett, John McGuire, Michael McKee, Charles Aitken
  • Patent number: 9869138
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasably connecting a cable with a tool that has an outer cone. The outer cone has a lower portion and an upper portion. A weak point is located between the lower portion and upper portion. The apparatus also includes an inner cone configured to fit within the outer cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ricardo Vanegas, Robert Michael Ramsey, L. Michael McKee, Montie W. Morrison
  • Patent number: 9631341
    Abstract: A method of orientating a materials handling vehicle to a desired angle includes providing a first and second stabilizers on the right and left sides, respectively, of a chassis and being selectively engageable with the ground, providing a controller to control operation of the first and second stabilizers in response to an input, positioning the vehicle on ground with the first and second stabilizers being disengaged from the ground such that the chassis is at an initial roll angle, providing a desired roll angle, providing an input to the controller requiring deployment of the stabilizers to simultaneously deploy the first and second stabilizers, and upon detection of a change in roll angle away from the desired roll angle caused by engagement of one of the stabilizers with the ground, the controller automatically stops deployment of one stabilizers and continues deployment of the other stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventors: Michael McKee, Matt Cook
  • Publication number: 20170106792
    Abstract: A method for providing an alert for a distance travelled by a vehicle including the steps: enabling an alert system; setting a target distance to be travelled by the vehicle; moving the vehicle; comparing the distance travelled by the vehicle and the target distance; and providing an alert based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: J. C. Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventors: Michael McKee, Adeyosola Sodeinde, Matt Cook
  • Patent number: 9605772
    Abstract: A technique for simultaneously releasing a plurality of control lines, and in particular to facilitate an oilfield operation with respect to a subsea wellbore. A hose reel or a plurality of hose reels may be mounted on a skid which, in turn, may be positioned on a vessel that works in cooperation with an offshore platform. Each hose reel is designed to engage a hose bundle via a release mechanism which releasably couples a plurality of control lines carried by the hose bundle. The release mechanism includes a primary release and a secondary release to selectively enable disconnection of the control lines and release of the hose bundle from the skid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Larry Michael McKee, Matthew E. Wilson, Christopher Shen
  • Publication number: 20170054254
    Abstract: An connector assembly includes a male connector (100) having a male housing (10) and a plurality of male contacts (12); and a female connector (200) for mating with said male connector including a female housing (20) and a plurality of female contacts (21) retained in said female housing. Each female contact defines a pair of mating plates (211) spaced away from each other for said male contact locating therebetween. Each pair of said mating plates (211) have a pair of spring leaves (22) connecting therewith and defining a plurality of spring fingers (221) resiliently clamping the corresponding male contact (12) therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: KAMYAR KHORRAMI, SAMUEL MACE, MICHAEL MCKEE
  • Patent number: 9559467
    Abstract: An connector assembly includes a male connector (100) having a male housing (10) and a plurality of male contacts (12); and a female connector (200) for mating with said male connector including a female housing (20) and a plurality of female contacts (21) retained in said female housing. Each female contact defines a pair of mating plates (211) spaced away from each other for said male contact locating therebetween. Each pair of said mating plates (211) have a pair of spring leaves (22) connecting therewith and defining a plurality of spring fingers (221) resiliently clamping the corresponding male contact (12) therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kamyar Khorrami, Samuel Mace, Michael McKee
  • Publication number: 20160332393
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for making reinforcement structures are provided. In one example, an apparatus for making a reinforcement structure includes a rigid mandrel and a flexible bladder. The flexible bladder at least partially surrounds the rigid mandrel for supporting a reinforcement structure-forming material during fabrication of the reinforcement structure. The flexible bladder is configured to apply a force to the reinforcement structure-forming material in a direction opposite the rigid mandrel in response to a pressure differential between inside and outside of the flexible bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Brenden Autry, Charles Aitken, John McGuire, Michael McKee
  • Publication number: 20160304187
    Abstract: Stiffening structures, wing structures and methods for manufacturing stiffening structures are provided. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a stiffening structure includes a first longitudinal member, a second longitudinal member, and a first rib that extends from the first longitudinal member to the second longitudinal member and is integral with the first longitudinal member and the second longitudinal member. The first longitudinal member has a first wall, a second wall and a joining wall that joins the first wall and second wall. The first wall, the second wall and the joining wall form a space having a trapezoidal shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Brenden Autry, Bryan Williams, Travis Cope, Susan Daggett, John McGuire, Michael McKee, Charles Aitken
  • Patent number: 9435172
    Abstract: A downhole tool conveyed via tubing within a wellbore at a wellsite comprises a hydraulic tool driven by fluid pumped to the hydraulic tool via the tubing. The downhole tool further comprises a valve in fluid communication between the tubing and the hydraulic tool. The valve is configurable in the wellbore between an expanded position, establishing a bypass diverting at least a portion of the pumped fluid away from the hydraulic tool, and a compressed position, closing the bypass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark C. Oettli, L. Michael McKee, Robert L. Bucher, III, Mohammad Hajjari
  • Publication number: 20160143663
    Abstract: A bone plate assembly and method of utilizing same are disclosed. The assembly includes at least two plates affixed to the bone in two different locations. One of the plates includes a porous bone in-growth surface, and may be entirely porous. The assembly may further include at least one bone screw and cable for affixing the plates to the bone. In the method of use, the plates may be affixed by the screws and/or cables and the plate including the porous surface may be left in place after bone is allowed to grow therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Emil Schemitsch, Michael Mckee
  • Patent number: 9328481
    Abstract: A method of operating a material handling machine, the machine including an engine, ground engaging means, and a control means selectively operable by an operator to move the ground engaging means, the method including the steps of: a) starting with the ground engaging means in a first position and the engine running at a first engine speed, b) actuating the control means to move the ground engaging means towards a second position, actuation of the control means causing the engine speed to increase, c) unactuating the control means so as to simultaneously stop movement of the ground engaging means and allow the engine speed to reduce towards the first engine speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: JC Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventors: Michael McKee, Matt Cook
  • Patent number: 9308878
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing power at a vehicle turret powered by a turret power source is provided. A power module is configured to be coupled to the turret power source such that the power module receives power from the turret power source. A coupling device is configured to couple the power module to the turret power source such that the power module receives the power from the turret power source via the coupling device. One or more power outlets are configured to provide power to an electronic device coupled to one of the power outlets. The power module and coupling device rotate in conjunction with the vehicle turret when the vehicle turret rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Control Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Michael McKee, John Hayden
  • Publication number: 20160053556
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasably connecting a cable with a tool that has an outer cone. The outer cone has a lower portion and an upper portion. A weak point is located between the lower portion and upper portion. The apparatus also includes an inner cone configured to fit within the outer cone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Ricardo Vanegas, Robert Michael Ramsey, L. Michael McKee, Montie W. Morrison
  • Publication number: 20150376865
    Abstract: A method of orientating a materials handling vehicle to a desired angle includes providing a first and second stabilizers on the right and left sides, respectively, of a chassis and being selectively engageable with the ground, providing a controller to control operation of the first and second stabilizers in response to an input, positioning the vehicle on ground with the first and second stabilizers being disengaged from the ground such that the chassis is at an initial roll angle, providing a desired roll angle, providing an input to the controller requiring deployment of the stabilizers to simultaneously deploy the first and second stabilizers, and upon detection of a change in roll angle away from the desired roll angle caused by engagement of one of the stabilizers with the ground, the controller automatically stops deployment of one stabilizers and continues deployment of the other stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: J. C. Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventors: Michael McKee, Matt Cook
  • Publication number: 20150292182
    Abstract: A vehicle having a plurality of operator controls, an operator seat moveable between a first and second position, securing means for releasably securing the seat in the first position, and a single operator actuated means operable to both selectively disable one or some of the operator controls and selectively release the securing means to allow the seat to move away from the first position, the single operator actuated means being the sole means for selectably releasing the securing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: JC Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventor: Michael McKee
  • Publication number: 20150197920
    Abstract: A method of operating a material handling machine, the machine including an engine, ground engaging means, and a control means selectively operable by an operator to move the ground engaging means, the method including the steps of: a) starting with the ground engaging means in a first position and the engine running at a first engine speed, b) actuating the control means to move the ground engaging means towards a second position, actuation of the control means causing the engine speed to increase, c) unactuating the control means so as to simultaneously stop movement of the ground engaging means and allow the engine speed to reduce towards the first engine speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: JC Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventors: Michael McKee, Matt Cook
  • Publication number: 20150176249
    Abstract: A vehicle including an engine, the engine being selectably operably couplable to ground engaging motive means, the vehicle including a foot throttle for selectively controlling power delivery from the engine, a hand throttle for selectively controlling power delivery from the engine and an operator seat being moveable between a front facing position and a rear facing position, the vehicle including a static operating mode in which: the operator seat faces forwards, the engine is decoupled from the ground engaging motive means and/or a park brake is on, and, the foot throttle is the default throttle the vehicle further including an excavation mode in which: the operator seat faces rearwards, the engine is decoupled from the ground engaging motive means and the hand throttle is the default throttle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: JC Bamford Excavators Limited
    Inventors: Michael McKee, Matt Cook