Patents by Inventor Michael Reed

Michael Reed 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: 11915187
    Abstract: In general, the present disclosure describes inventory management systems and methods which track all inventory of items within a retail supply chain. A computerized system aggregates inventory movement events to produce a common source of truth for the location and disposition of items within a supply chain. Order events and inventory events are received from multiple data sources. Additionally, a current inventory level for each item at each location within the supply chain is provided according to the data source. The computerized system normalizes the information in the event messages before it is stored in the centralized inventory database. The inventory information in the database can be accessed by multiple consumers through an API to obtain the most up-to-date information about the disposition and location of an item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Abrahamson, Jon Dejong, Joshua Allen Reed, Joshua Wing, Matthew Michael Anderson, Michelle Lyn Fuller
  • Publication number: 20240035016
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for isolating and detecting nucleic acid in a biological sample are provided. The compositions and methods utilize a modified solid support comprising an amine or amide group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Alex I. KUTYAVIN, Kevin P. LUND, Michael REED, Cameron J. NAKATANI, Oliver Z. NANASSY, Richard J. LEUZZI
  • Publication number: 20230266189
    Abstract: A real-time belt tension sensing system includes an engagement assembly that is adapted to remain in substantially continuous contact with a belt that is being driven in a conveyance or drive direction. As the belt is driven in the drive direction, it simultaneously causes the position of the engagement assembly to move in a slack direction that is substantially perpendicular to the drive direction. A tension sensor produces a slack position signal based on the current position of a portion of the engagement assembly. The slack position signal is transmitted to a controller or control circuit in electronic communication with the tension sensor. The control circuit interprets the slack position signal to produce a tension measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Reed, Paul E. Berna, Daniel Houchin, Brad Warmuskerken, Chris Botsis, Mark Almas, II, Anthony Miller, Terry Cruzan, Barry W. Weddle, JR., Aaron Fankhauser, Taylor Stults
  • Patent number: 11687925
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed that provide enhanced flexibility to merchants in the configuration of POS systems. One disclosed system includes a payment interface device having a first display, a means for receiving payment information, and a first payment flow display service (PFDS). The system also includes a display device having a second display and a second PFDS. The system also includes a secure wireless connection formed by a first short-range wireless protocol (SRWP) module on the payment interface device and a second SRWP module on the display device. The first and second PFDSs conduct an exchange of messages over the secure wireless connection to execute a payment flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: CLOVER NETWORK, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. James, Michael Reed Hampton, Blake Williams
  • Publication number: 20230158965
    Abstract: A vehicle storage rack includes an extender that features a main beam interconnected with a first extender arm and a second extender arm. The extender arms have a bracketing clamps for securement. Support arms interconnect with the extender arms. Stiff-backs are interconnected with the extender arms and provide a platform for attachment of a vehicle storage tray interconnected therewith. A guide ramp is interconnectable with the vehicle storage tray to allow a motorcycle or similar vehicle to be loaded onto the vehicle storage tray and carried thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventor: Michael Reed
  • Publication number: 20230099821
    Abstract: System and methods for automatically removing by suction urine voided by a female. The systems include an external catheter and an integrated suction regulator or a stand alone external catheter for use with any source of regulated suction. The external catheter includes a suction tube an a fluid pervious cover. The catheter's cover is applied at the female's urethra opening to receive urine voided by the female, whereupon urine from the external female catheter passes through the cover into the suction tube, from which it is carried by out of the external catheter for collection. The external catheter is malleable so that it can be conformed to the anatomy of the female.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Michael Reed Vennel, William Charles Dackis
  • Patent number: 11547788
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically removing by suction urine voided by a female. The system includes an integrated external catheter and suction regulator unit. The external catheter is applied at the female's urethra opening to receive urine voided by the female. The suction regulator is connected to a receptacle for collecting the urine and is operative to regulate suction applied to the canister from a hospitals' suction line to a regulated value which is applied the external female catheter, whereupon urine from the external female catheter is carried by the regulated suction through the suction regulator and into the receptacle. The external catheter includes an internal suction tube and an external removable and replaceable liquid permeable cover located on the internal suction tube. The external catheter is malleable so that it can be conformed to the anatomy of the female.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, LP
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Michael Reed Vennel
  • Publication number: 20220280711
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically removing by suction urine voided by a female. The system includes an external catheter. The external catheter includes a suction tube having a portion enclosed in a hydrophilic sponge cover. The suction tube is arranged to be coupled to suction of a desired value. The cover is arranged to be disposed externally at the female's urethra opening to receive urine voided by the female, whereupon the suction draws the urine through the cover into the suction tube. The external catheter is arranged to be connected to a receptacle for collecting the urine received by the external catheter. Various embodiments of the suction tube and the cover are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Michael Reed Vennel
  • Patent number: 11395871
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically removing by suction urine voided by a female. The system includes an integrated external catheter and suction regulator unit. The external catheter is applied at the female's urethra opening to receive urine voided by the female. The suction regulator is connected to a receptacle for collecting the urine and is operative to regulate suction applied to the canister from a hospitals' suction line to a regulated value which is applied the external female catheter, whereupon urine from the external female catheter is carried by the regulated suction through the suction regulator and into the receptacle. The external catheter includes an internal suction tube and an external removable and replaceable liquid permeable cover located on the internal suction tube. The external catheter is malleable so that it can be conformed to the anatomy of the female.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, LP
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Michael Reed Vennel
  • Patent number: 11389318
    Abstract: A system for automatically removing by suction urine voided by a female. The system includes an external catheter, a canister and a suction regulator. The external catheter is applied at the urethra opening to receive urine voided by the female. The canister collects the urine and is coupled to a source of suction having a first value. The suction regulator is interposed between the external catheter and the canister to regulate the amount of suction to a regulated value which is applied the external catheter, whereupon urine from the external catheter is carried through the suction regulator and into the canister. The system may also include an adapter or an adapter/splitter for connection between the source of suction and the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, LP
    Inventors: Christopher L. Radl, Michael Reed Vennel
  • Patent number: 11369205
    Abstract: A portable collapsible chair may include a frame that may be collapsed to enable a user to carry or store the chair and that may be expanded to form a chair on which the user may sit. The chair may further include a backrest coupled to the frame, a seat coupled to the frame, and one or more heat exchangers. The chair may also include a control circuit coupled to the one or more heat exchangers. The control circuit may provide a first signal to at least some of the one or more heat exchangers to warm the chair in a warming mode or may provide a second signal to at least some of the one or more heat exchangers to cool the chair in a cooling mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Ronald Michael Reed, II, Andrew F. Fireman
  • Publication number: 20220143452
    Abstract: A weight modification clamp comprises first and second hingedly connected plates configured to be coupled to a bar of a weight-lifting device, such as a dumbbell, barbell or a kettlebell. First end portions of the first and second plates are pivotably connected and movable about a rotational axis so that opposing second end portions of the first and second plates are movable between a closed orientation and an open orientation and along a plane substantially perpendicular to the rotational axis. The first and second plates define a central opening configured to receive and retain the bar therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Micro Gainz, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Reed
  • Patent number: 11324988
    Abstract: A weight modification clamp includes first and second hingedly connected plates configured to be coupled to a bar of a weight-lifting device, such as a dumbbell, barbell or a kettlebell. First end portions of the first and second plates are pivotably connected and movable about a rotational axis so that opposing second end portions of the first and second plates are movable between a closed orientation and an open orientation and along a plane substantially perpendicular to the rotational axis. The first and second plates define a central opening configured to receive and retain the bar therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Micro Gainz, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Reed
  • Publication number: 20220067724
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed that provide enhanced flexibility to merchants in the configuration of POS systems. One disclosed system includes a payment interface device having a first display, a means for receiving payment information, and a first payment flow display service (PFDS). The system also includes a display device having a second display and a second PFDS. The system also includes a secure wireless connection formed by a first short-range wireless protocol (SRWP) module on the payment interface device and a second SRWP module on the display device. The first and second PFDSs conduct an exchange of messages over the secure wireless connection to execute a payment flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Clover Network, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. James, Michael Reed Hampton, Blake Williams
  • Patent number: 11232440
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed that provide enhanced flexibility to merchants in the configuration of POS systems. One disclosed system includes a payment interface device having a first display, a means for receiving payment information, and a first payment flow display service (PFDS). The system also includes a display device having a second display and a second PFDS. The system also includes a secure wireless connection formed by a first short-range wireless protocol (SRWP) module on the payment interface device and a second SRWP module on the display device. The first and second PFDSs conduct an exchange of messages over the secure wireless connection to execute a payment flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Clover Network, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. James, Michael Reed Hampton, Blake Williams
  • Publication number: 20210389318
    Abstract: Disclosed are lateral flow assay methods, lateral flow assay test strips, and devices for detection of antibody classes associated with acute immune responses. The invention generally relates to assay methods, in particular, lateral flow assay methods for detection of an antibody isotype associated with acute infection, and to lateral flow assay strips for use in the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Michael REED, Manli DAVIS, Geraldine GUILLON, Mark FISCHL
  • Publication number: 20210353198
    Abstract: A hydrogel pad is configured for use with an electrode or a wearable device to measure vital signs of a patient. The hydrogel pad includes a flexible support having one or more openings in which hydrogel is disposed. A membrane covers one side of the hydrogel to protect it from gaining or losing too much moisture. A removable backing covers the other side of the hydrogel until it is applied to a patient, at which point the other side contacts the patient's skin. The protective membrane can be pierced by an angular conductive contact of a device to contact the hydrogel creating an electric conduit between the patient and the device. When the device is removed, the membrane at least partially closes to cover and protect the hydrogel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Shelby Michael Reed, Carlos Suarez, Thaddeus Wawro
  • Publication number: 20210346642
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods inducing sleep through core body temperature cooling. The system comprises a primary heat sink in thermal contact with the wearer's palms and/or soles of feet causing cooling of the Arteriovenous Anastomoses (AVA's). The resulting controlled lowering of the core body temperature induces sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Reed, Margaret Reed
  • Publication number: 20210275076
    Abstract: A biomedical electrode includes a hydrogel layer, a trace layer above the hydrogel layer, the trace layer having a conductive trace, a conductive adhesive layer above the trace layer, and a terminal above the conductive adhesive layer. The hydrogel layer, trace layer, conductive adhesive layer, and terminal are assembled together without requiring a piloting effect to overcome misalignment between these components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Shelby Michael Reed, Carlos Andres Suarez, Thaddeus J. Wawro
  • Patent number: D1008794
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Micro Gainz LLC
    Inventor: Michael Reed