Patents by Inventor Michael R. Burns

Michael R. Burns 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: 11138672
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a system that includes a storage component that stores data and a processor. The processor may install an application using a portion of the storage component, partition the portion of the storage component from a remaining portion of the storage component, and execute the application via the portion of the storage component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, Shanna Limas, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Daniela Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10871249
    Abstract: An oil drain receptacle attachment, integrated system and method of use for providing a closed, clean catch system for the requisition of used motor oil for recycling. The oil drain attachment itself is positioned between a flexible drain tube and a collection receptacle where the reversibly attachable oil drain attachment allows for securing of the flexible tubing to an opening of the receptacle, in operation, that is capable of initiating and ceasing flow, through an ‘on’ and ‘off’ functionality, in addition to intermediate, partial opening and closing positions, as well as providing ventilation that facilitates the exit of air with the introduction of used oil into a collection receptacle for transportation and disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Michael R. Burns, Jerry L. Burns, Wayne L. Russell, Nicholas K. Smock
  • Patent number: 9752473
    Abstract: An oil change drain valve includes a hollow valve body and a hollow body valve actuator arranged coaxial with the valve body. The valve body is adapted for insertion into an oil pan and houses a check ball and a spring arranged to urge the check ball into a closed position. The valve actuator is adapted for temporary insertion into a lower end of the valve body and includes a bayonet at its upper end. As the valve actuator moves toward the check ball, the bayonet contacts the ball and urges it into an open position. Oil flows through the valve body and actuator unimpeded by any mechanical or moving parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Michael R. Burns, Jerry L. Burns
  • Patent number: 8756142
    Abstract: A computer-implemented financial management system provides the trading of securities via a network using virtual currency. A server computer receives buy and sell orders for derivative financial instruments from a plurality of client computers. The server computer attempts to match the buy and sell orders and then generates a market price through the use of a virtual specialist program executed by the server computer. The virtual specialist program responds to an imbalance in the matching of the buy and sell orders. The virtual currency accumulated by HSX account holders as a result of successful trading may be converted to another currency, credited toward the cost of merchandise provided through a vendor's web site, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy M. Keiser, Michael R. Burns
  • Patent number: 8606685
    Abstract: A computer-implemented financial management system provides the trading of securities via a network using virtual currency. A server computer receives buy and sell orders for derivative financial instruments from a plurality of client computers. The server computer attempts to match the buy and sell orders and then generates a market price through the use of a virtual specialist program executed by the server computer. The virtual specialist program responds to an imbalance in the matching of the buy and sell orders. The virtual currency accumulated by HSX account holders as a result of successful trading may be converted to another currency, credited toward the cost of merchandise provided through a vendor's web site, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy M. Keiser, Michael R. Burns
  • Patent number: 7487123
    Abstract: A computer-implemented financial management system provides the trading of securities via a network using virtual currency. A server computer receives buy and sell orders for derivative financial instruments from a plurality of client computers. The server computer attempts to match the buy and sell orders and then generates a market price through the use of a virtual specialist program executed by the server computer. The virtual specialist program responds to an imbalance in the matching of the buy and sell orders. The virtual currency accumulated by HSX account holders as a result of successful trading may be converted to another currency, credited toward the cost of merchandise provided through a vendor's web site, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy M. Keiser, Michael R. Burns
  • Publication number: 20080051796
    Abstract: A graft retention tack is disclosed and can include a post configured to receive a bone growth factor and a head configured to receive a cartilage growth factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Nycz, Michael R. Burns, Stanley W. Olson
  • Patent number: 7006991
    Abstract: The present invention discloses method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for a computer-implemented financial management system that permits the trading of securities via a network. A server computer receives buy and sell orders for derivative financial instruments from a plurality of client computers. The server computer matches the buy orders to the sell orders and then generates a market price through the use of a virtual specialist program executed by the server computer. The virtual specialist program responds to an imbalance in the matching of the buy and sell orders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy M. Keiser, Michael R. Burns
  • Publication number: 20040049447
    Abstract: A computer-implemented financial management system provides the trading of securities via a network using virtual currency. A server computer receives buy and sell orders for derivative financial instruments from a plurality of client computers. The server computer attempts to match the buy and sell orders and then generates a market price through the use of a virtual specialist program executed by the server computer. The virtual specialist program responds to an imbalance in the matching of the buy and sell orders. The virtual currency accumulated by HSX account holders as a result of successful trading may be converted to another currency, credited toward the cost of merchandise provided through a vendor's web site, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Timothy M. Keiser, Michael R. Burns
  • Publication number: 20030171980
    Abstract: The present invention discloses method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for a computer-implemented financial management system that permits the trading of securities via a network. A server computer receives buy and sell orders for derivative financial instruments from a plurality of client computers. The server computer matches the buy orders to the sell orders and then generates a market price through the use of a virtual specialist program executed by the server computer. The virtual specialist program responds to an imbalance in the matching of the buy and sell orders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Timothy M. Keiser, Michael R. Burns
  • Patent number: 6505174
    Abstract: The present invention discloses method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for a computer-implemented financial management system that permits the trading of securities via a network. A server computer receives buy and sell orders for derivative financial instruments from a plurality of client computers. The server computer matches the buy orders to the sell orders and then generates a market price through the use of a virtual specialist program executed by the server computer. The virtual specialist program responds to an imbalance in the matching of the buy and sell orders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: HSX, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Keiser, Michael R. Burns
  • Patent number: 5950176
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for a computer-implemented financial management system that permits the trading of securities via a network. A server computer receives buy and sell orders for derivative financial instruments from a plurality of client computers. The server computer matches the buy orders to the sell orders and then generates a market price through the use of a virtual specialist program executed by the server computer. The virtual specialist program responds to an imbalance in the matching of the buy and sell orders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: HSX, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Maxwell Keiser, Michael R. Burns