Patents by Inventor Michael S. Haas

Michael S. Haas 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: 11136190
    Abstract: An automated laboratory system includes a vertical shelving system including a frame and at least one shelf movably mounted to the frame such that the at least one shelf is movable relative to the frame between a docked position and an undocked position, the at least one shelf being configured to carry at least one instrument. The system also includes a robotic device proximate the vertical shelving system and being configured to access the at least one instrument carried by the at least one shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Thermo CRS Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Wittchen, Gary Darnel, Michael Paul Riff, Stephen Wayne Johnson, Dean S. Mulyk, Mark Michael Garner, Robert Dunn-Dufault, Ian Yates, Hansjoerg Werner Haas
  • Publication number: 20210214653
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition, which may be suitable for use in cleaning hard surfaces, is described. The aqueous cleaning composition includes an ionic liquid solvent, an amino alcohol, and a substantial amount of water. The cleaning compositions may also include a disinfecting quaternary surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, such as an ethoxylated alcohol and/or alkyl polyglycoside, and/or a chelating agent, such as an aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Art Daniels Sutton, JR., Lisa Flugge-Berendes, Michael S. Haas
  • Patent number: 10988711
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition, which may be suitable for use in cleaning hard surfaces, is described. The aqueous cleaning composition includes an ionic liquid solvent, an amino alcohol, and a substantial amount of water. The cleaning compositions may also include a disinfecting quaternary surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, such as an ethoxylated alcohol and/or alkyl polyglycoside, and/or a chelating agent, such as an aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Art Daniels Sutton, Jr., Lisa Flugge-Berendes, Michael S. Haas
  • Publication number: 20190144785
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition, which may be suitable for use in cleaning hard surfaces, is described. The aqueous cleaning composition includes an ionic liquid solvent, an amino alcohol, and a substantial amount of water. The cleaning compositions may also include a disinfecting quaternary surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, such as an ethoxylated alcohol and/or alkyl polyglycoside, and/or a chelating agent, such as an aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Art Daniels Sutton, Jr., Lisa Flugge-Berendes, Michael S. Haas
  • Patent number: 10179890
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition, which may be suitable for use in cleaning hard surfaces, is described. The aqueous cleaning composition includes an ionic liquid solvent, an amino alcohol, and a substantial amount of water. The cleaning compositions may also include a disinfecting quaternary surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, such as an ethoxylated alcohol and/or alkyl polyglycoside, and/or a chelating agent, such as an aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Art Daniels Sutton, Jr., Lisa Flugge-Berendes, Michael S. Haas
  • Patent number: 10085771
    Abstract: A confectionery product comprises a first side and a second side generally opposite to the first side; the second side comprising an abrasive surface that is suitable for scrubbing the top surface of a tongue within the oral cavity. In preferred embodiments the first side is smooth, and may be domed shaped and generally fit the roof of the mouth. The abrasive surface may be provided by 1) a formed, uneven surface, 2) by including abrasive inclusions in the composition making up the second surface, or 3) a combination of a formed, uneven surface and abrasive inclusions. The confectionery product is preferably a hard confectionery, but may also be a chewing gum product. A preferred confectionery product comprises a second side with a width and a length, the smallest of which is at least 1.6 times the product thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Barbara Z. Stawski, Thomas M. Mindak, Philip M. Soukup, Gordon N. McGrew, James C. Clark, Michael S. Haas, Miguel Perez
  • Patent number: 9980503
    Abstract: Chewing gums and chewing gum bases which are cud-forming and chewable at mouth temperature contains a multi-block copolymer having at least two repeating sequences of at least two different polymeric blocks having at least three monomer units each. The multi-block copolymer optionally includes linking units and may be formulated to have non-covalent crosslinking between the copolymer chains. The multi-block copolymer is optionally plasticized with a compatible di-block copolymer to function as an elastomer system in the gum base. Characteristics of the multi-block copolymers can be selected to produce gum bases and chewing gums having desired properties. In some cases, chewed cuds formed from the gum bases may exhibit improved removability from environmental surfaces to which they may become undesirably attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: Regents of the University of Minnesota, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Leslie D. Morgret, Michael S. Haas, Marc A. Hillmyer, Wilhelm Risse, Frank S. Bates, Mark T Martello, Sangwoo Lee
  • Publication number: 20180112155
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition, which may be suitable for use in cleaning hard surfaces, is described. The aqueous cleaning composition includes an ionic liquid solvent, an amino alcohol, and a substantial amount of water. The cleaning compositions may also include a disinfecting quaternary surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, such as an ethoxylated alcohol and/or alkyl polyglycoside, and/or a chelating agent, such as an aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Art Daniels Sutton,, JR., Lisa Flugge-Berendes, Michael S. Haas
  • Patent number: 9920284
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition, which may be suitable for use in cleaning hard surfaces, is described. The aqueous cleaning composition includes an ionic liquid solvent, an amino alcohol, and a substantial amount of water. The cleaning compositions may also include a disinfecting quaternary surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, such as an ethoxylated alcohol and/or alkyl polyglycoside, and/or a chelating agent, such as an aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Art Daniels Sutton, Jr., Lisa Flugge-Berendes, Michael S. Haas
  • Publication number: 20160312155
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition, which may be suitable for use in cleaning hard surfaces, is described. The aqueous cleaning composition includes an ionic liquid solvent, an amino alcohol, and a substantial amount of water. The cleaning compositions may also include a disinfecting quaternary surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, such as an ethoxylated alcohol and/or alkyl polyglycoside, and/or a chelating agent, such as an aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Art Daniels Sutton, JR., Lisa Flugge-Berendes, Michael S. Haas
  • Publication number: 20160199268
    Abstract: A confectionery product comprises a first side and a second side generally opposite to the first side; the second side comprising an abrasive surface that is suitable for scrubbing the top surface of a tongue within the oral cavity. In preferred embodiments the first side is smooth, and may be domed shaped and generally fit the roof of the mouth. The abrasive surface may be provided by 1) a formed, uneven surface, 2) by including abrasive inclusions in the composition making up the second surface, or 3) a combination of a formed, uneven surface and abrasive inclusions. The confectionery product is preferably a hard confectionery, but may also be a chewing gum product. A preferred confectionery product comprises a second side with a width and a length, the smallest of which is at least 1.6 times the product thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Barbara Z. Stawski, Thomas M. Mindak, Philip M. Soukup, Gordon N. McGrew, James C. Clark, Michael S. Haas, Miguel Perez
  • Publication number: 20160143316
    Abstract: A chewing gum, when chewed, produces a cud having improved removability from environmental surfaces by virtue of its extensional viscosity strain hardening parameter. Specifically, the cud has a extensional strain hardening parameter of less than zero or greater than 2.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: David Phillips, Leslie D. Morgret, Xiaohu Xia, Michael S. Haas
  • Publication number: 20150284453
    Abstract: The invention is a method of protecting cardiac function in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of an inhibitor of the interaction between a pathogenic IgM and the N2 epitope in cardiac tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventor: Michael S. Haas
  • Publication number: 20150044333
    Abstract: A confectionery product comprises a first side and a second side generally opposite to the first side; the second side comprising an abrasive surface that is suitable for scrubbing the top surface of a tongue within the oral cavity. In preferred embodiments the first side is smooth, and may be domed shaped and generally fit the roof of the mouth. The abrasive surface may be provided by 1) a formed, uneven surface, 2) by including abrasive inclusions in the composition making up the second surface, or 3) a combination of a formed, uneven surface and abrasive inclusions. The confectionery product is preferably a hard confectionery, but may also be a chewing gum product. A preferred confectionery product comprises a second side with a width and a length, the smallest of which is at least 1.6 times the product thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Barbara Z. Stawski, Thomas M. Mindak, Philip M. Soukup, Gordon N. McGrew, James C. Clark, Michael S. Haas, Miguel Perez
  • Publication number: 20140161931
    Abstract: Chewing gums and chewing gum bases which are cud-forming and chewable at mouth temperature contains a multi-block copolymer having at least two repeating sequences of at least two different polymeric blocks having at least three monomer units each. The multi-block copolymer optionally includes linking units and may be formulated to have non-covalent crosslinking between the copolymer chains. The multi-block copolymer is optionally plasticized with a compatible di-block copolymer to function as an elastomer system in the gum base. Characteristics of the multi-block copolymers can be selected to produce gum bases and chewing gums having desired properties. In some cases, chewed cuds formed from the gum bases may exhibit improved removability from environmental surfaces to which they may become undesirably attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicants: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Leslie D. Morget, Michael S. Haas, Marc A. Hillmyer, Wilhelm Risse, Frank S. Bates, Mark T Martello, Sangwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 8617623
    Abstract: A chewing gum comprises a primary chewing gum composition comprising gum base, a sweetener and a flavoring agent and a food acceptable delayed-release modification agent. The delayed-release modification agent reacts with the primary chewing gum composition after a chewed cud of the gum composition is formed, causing the primary gum to exhibit increased environmental acceptability after the chewed cud is discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Chungsea A. Shen, Armando J. Castro, Michael Catizone, Bruno Padovani, David G. Barkalow, Xiaohu Xia, Michael S. Haas, Eric J. Dowd
  • Patent number: 8557323
    Abstract: A confectionery product comprises a first side and a second side generally opposite to the first side; the second side comprising an abrasive surface that is suitable for scrubbing the top surface of a tongue within the oral cavity. in preferred embodiments the first side is smooth and domed shaped. The abrasive surface may be generally convex and be provided by 1) a formed, uneven surface, 2) by including abrasive particles in the composition making up the second surface, or 3) a combination of a formed, uneven surface and abrasive particles. The confectionery product is preferably a hard confectionery, such as a pressed tablet. Preferred pressed tablets are made from a compressible composition and have at least one abrasive surface suitable for cleaning the surface of a human tongue in an oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Barbara Z. Stawski, Thomas M. Mindak, Philip M. Soukup, Gordon N. McGrew, James C. Clark, Michael S. Haas, Miguel Perez
  • Publication number: 20130243838
    Abstract: A confectionery product comprises a first side and a second side generally opposite to said first side, and a product thickness. The second side comprises an abrasive surface that is suitable for cleaning the top surface of a tongue within an oral cavity. The second side has a width and a length, the smallest of which is at least 1.6 times the product thickness. The product does not include a handle and the product does not include a combination of a soft confectionery with a hard confectionery. In some embodiments the first side is smooth, and may be domed shaped and generally fit the roof of the mouth. The abrasive surface may be provided by 1) a formed, uneven surface, 2) including abrasive particles in the composition making up the second surface, or 3) a combination of a formed, uneven surface and abrasive particles. The confectionery product may be a hard confectionery, but may also be a chewing gum product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Barbara Z. Stawski, Thomas M. Mindak, Philip M. Soukup, Gordon N. McGrew, James C. Clark, Michael S. Haas
  • Patent number: 8518383
    Abstract: Oral products for the improved mineralization/remineralization of teeth are provided. In an embodiment, the present disclosure provides an oral product comprising a calcium salt, a phosphate salt, a sodium salt and a potassium salt. For example, the molar ratio of the sodium salt to the potassium salt ranges from about 3 to about 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventor: Michael S. Haas
  • Patent number: 8431150
    Abstract: A confectionery product comprises a first side and a second side generally opposite to said first side, and a product thickness. The second side comprises an abrasive surface that is suitable for cleaning the top surface of a tongue within an oral cavity. The second side has a width and a length, the smallest of which is at least 1.6 times the product thickness. The product does not include a handle and the product does not include a combination of a soft confectionery with a hard confectionery. In some embodiments the first side is smooth, and may be domed shaped and generally fit the roof of the mouth. The abrasive surface may be provided by 1) a formed, uneven surface, 2) including abrasive particles in the composition making up the second surface, or 3) a combination of a formed, uneven surface and abrasive particles. The confectionery product may be a hard confectionery, but may also be a chewing gum product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: Barbara Z. Stawski, Thomas M. Mindak, Philip M. Soukup, Gordon N. McGrew, James C. Clark, Michael S. Haas