Patents by Inventor Michael Packer

Michael Packer 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: 20200223828
    Abstract: The invention concerns compounds of Formula (I): or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 have any of the meanings hereinbefore defined in the description; process for their preparation, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use in treating KIT mediated diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Tudor GRECU, Jason Grant KETTLE, Martin John PACKER, Stuart Eric PEARSON, James Michael SMITH
  • Patent number: 10603716
    Abstract: Vibration systems and systems including vibration systems for filling incomplete components with slurry material are disclosed. The vibration systems may include a vibration platform, and a component retention plate releasably coupled to the vibration platform. The component retention plate may include a plurality of component holders positioned on the component retention plate. Each of the plurality of component holders may receive a distinct, incomplete component in a predetermined orientation. The vibration systems may also include a motor operatively coupled to the vibration platform to vibrate the vibration platform at a predetermined frequency. The predetermined frequency may be based on characteristic(s) of each of the incomplete components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jose Troitino Lopez, Raymond Michael Brown, Travis J Packer, James Stuart Pratt, William Charles Vincent
  • Patent number: 7396986
    Abstract: A pedal for a percussion instrument, such as a bass drum, has a base plate and a foot plate pivotally mounted the base plate which is operably connected to an instrument striker. The pedal either has no heel plate or has a very short heel guide and is adapted so that when the tip of the player's foot is at an optimal position or “sweet spot” on the foot plate, the player's heel extends to the playing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Packer
  • Publication number: 20060272476
    Abstract: A pedal for a percussion instrument, such as a bass drum, has a base plate and a foot plate pivotally mounted the base plate which is operably connected to an instrument striker. The pedal either has no heel plate or has a very short heel guide and is adapted so that when the tip of the player's foot is at an optimal position or “sweet spot” on the foot plate, the player's heel extends to the playing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventor: Michael Packer
  • Patent number: 6971772
    Abstract: Luminaire optical assemblies intended for pole-mounted and similar applications and capable of effective I.E.S. cutoff performance while exhibiting desirable light distributions even with vertically oriented lamping, the invention contemplates in primary embodiments light-transmissive reflector/refractor combinations typically formed of glass, acrylics and the like, uplight shielding and reflector assemblies of a variety of configurations being disposed within the reflector/refractor combinations to produce desired cutoff characteristics while preserving daytime appearance during nocturnal operation. In certain embodiments of the invention, uplight is controlled by the several variations of the uplight shielding and reflector assemblies to cause light-transmissive portions of the reflector/refractor combinations to subtly glow and thus produce a desired appearance while also producing cutoff characteristics necessary to reduce urban sky glow and glare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaser S. Abdelsamed, Michael Packer
  • Patent number: 6773135
    Abstract: Lighting fixtures for illuminating vertical surfaces of predetermined dimensions such as billboards or similar signs, the invention in several embodiments takes the form of primary reflector structures capable of directing light from a light source disposed within each of said fixtures either directly to the vertical surface or to refractive structures located on the fixtures for redirection of light to the vertical surface for even illumination of said surface with minimal light pollution from “spill” light. The primary reflector structures of the invention are curvilinear in conformation and extend from above a light source to a location between the source and the vertical surface, the reflector structures being smoothly contoured or formed into a plurality of reflective segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Packer
  • Publication number: 20030165059
    Abstract: An optical interface for coupling a refractor and a reflector in a luminaire assembly includes a flange having an inner surface and an outer surface, the outer surface having reflecting means and disposed adjacent an air gap, the flange having a shape which works in concert with the reflector and is adapted to be affixable to the reflector and the refractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Applicant: NSI ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Packer, John T. Marron, James M. Pacocha
  • Patent number: 6612718
    Abstract: An optical interface for coupling a refractor and a reflector in a luminaire assembly includes a flange having an inner surface and an outer surface, the outer surface having reflecting means and disposed adjacent an air gap, the flange having a shape which works in concert with the reflector and is adapted to be affixable to the reflector and the refractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Packer, John T. Marron, III, James M. Pacocha
  • Patent number: D467676
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Packer, John T. Marron, III, James M. Pacocha
  • Patent number: D481156
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Packer, Jeffrey D. McClow, James M. Pacocha
  • Patent number: D482816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Packer, Jeffrey D. McClow, James M. Pacocha