Patents by Inventor Michael S. Wilson

Michael S. Wilson 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: 20210285192
    Abstract: A portable wash basin assembly for cleaning a tool includes a wash basin having a base and at least one sidewall that extends upward from the base to an upper edge. The wash basin is configured to receive a liquid for cleaning the tool. A plurality of legs are coupled to the wash basin and are adjustable between a use position and a non-use position. A drain is located in the basin and configured to direct the liquid within the basin to a location below the basin. The wash basin is supported upon a frame. The portable wash basin assembly has a first height when the plurality of legs are in the use position and a second height, less than the first height, when the plurality of legs are in the non-use position. The legs are pivotably coupled to the frame between the use position and the non-use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew W. Jungklaus, Timothy J. Beran, Michael T. Ventura, Mark S. Wilson, Howard D. Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 11109208
    Abstract: Methods for aggregating Bluetooth profiles for faster connection and configuration are disclosed, including transmitting, subsequent to establishing a connection, a request message to a peer device that indicates support of a fast connection protocol for Bluetooth profiles configuration and receiving a response message from the peer device that indicates the peer device supports the fast connection protocol. After pairing with the peer device, a first list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the device may be transmitted to the peer device and a second list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the peer device may be received. A configuration of a plurality of Bluetooth profiles base, at least in part, on a comparison of the first list of profile descriptors to the second list of profile descriptors may be determined and transmitted to the peer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa, Ariane Cotte, Craig P. Dooley, Duy N. Phan, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Hyundoo Shin, Kang Sun, Matt I. Gillette, Michael Jason Giles, Robert D. Watson, Sean P. Wilson, Sriram Hariharan, Sujatha Viswanathan, Todd Wheeler, Yilok L. Wong, David John Shaw, Sarang S. Ranade
  • Publication number: 20210231643
    Abstract: A plasma separation system and process for providing filtered plasma from a blood sample is described. The system may include a blood separation well having a separation membrane for filtering the blood sample. The filtering process may be aided by the use of a negative or positive pressure source attached to the plasma separation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wilson, Jay Li, Kenneth P. Galano
  • Publication number: 20210231642
    Abstract: A plasma separation system and process for providing filtered plasma from a blood sample is described. The system may include a blood separation well having a separation membrane for filtering the blood sample. The filtering process may be aided by the use of a negative or positive pressure source attached to the plasma separation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wilson, Jay Li, Kenneth P. Galano
  • Publication number: 20210132056
    Abstract: Multi-use biosensors are disclosed that include enzymes coupled to nanobeads; the multi-use biosensors are used to detect analytes in fluidic biological samples, and the biosensors also maintain their enzyme activity after many uses. Multi-sensor arrays are disclosed that include multiple biosensors. Also disclosed are methods of producing and using these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10989706
    Abstract: A plasma separation system and process for providing filtered plasma from a blood sample is described. The system may include a blood separation well having a separation membrane for filtering the blood sample. The filtering process may be aided by the use of a negative or positive pressure source attached to the plasma separation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wilson, Jay Li, Kenneth P. Galano
  • Publication number: 20200064296
    Abstract: Multi-use biosensors are disclosed that include enzymes that have been modified to reduce the solubility thereof; the multi-use biosensors are used to detect analytes in fluidic biological samples, and the biosensors also maintain their enzyme activity after many uses. Multi-sensor arrays are disclosed that include multiple biosensors. Also disclosed are methods of producing and using these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. WILSON
  • Publication number: 20170241977
    Abstract: A plasma separation system and process for providing filtered plasma from a blood sample is described. The system may include a blood separation well having a separation membrane for filtering the blood sample. The filtering process may be aided by the use of a negative or positive pressure source attached to the plasma separation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wilson, Jay Li, Kenneth P. Galano
  • Patent number: 8270024
    Abstract: A printing apparatus for printing within a predefined print zone on a selected surface of a skewed object moving in a given direction of travel includes a bracket, at least two sensors at known positions adjacent to the passing object detecting the leading edge of a given surface, a positioning mechanism mounted on the bracket, a printhead mounted on the positioning mechanism and operable to print on the moving object selected surface, the positioning mechanism operable to position the printhead into a known correct printing position relative to the selected surface, and a controller communicating with the sensors, positioning mechanism, and printhead, and operable to calculate object skew in response to the sensor signals and to operate the positioning mechanism to position the printhead into the known correct printing position and to operate the printhead to print within the predefined print zone on the skewed moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Daniel Brown, Mark Chambers, Robert Warren Rumford, Michael S. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20110235065
    Abstract: A printing apparatus for printing within a predefined print zone on a selected surface of a skewed object moving in a given direction of travel includes a bracket, at least two sensors at known positions adjacent to the passing object detecting the leading edge of a given surface, a positioning mechanism mounted on the bracket, a printhead mounted on the positioning mechanism and operable to print on the moving object selected surface, the positioning mechanism operable to position the printhead into a known correct printing position relative to the selected surface, and a controller communicating with the sensors, positioning mechanism, and printhead, and operable to calculate object skew in response to the sensor signals and to operate the positioning mechanism to position the printhead into the known correct printing position and to operate the printhead to print within the predefined print zone on the skewed moving object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Michael S. Wilson, Robert Rumford, Mark Chambers, Thomas Brown
  • Patent number: 7724400
    Abstract: A multifunction machine user interface has a minimal number user inputs, such as only one or two buttons. When a user places a media item, such as a printed sheet, in the scanner and activates a first user input, the machine scans the media item and assesses or determines whether the media item is to be treated for printing purposes as a color document, a color photograph, a monochrome (i.e., black-and-white) document, or a monochrome photograph. The machine then causes the media item to be printed in accordance with that assessment or determination. The assessment or determination can be made automatically by the machine or a host computer in communication with the machine in response to an evaluation of chrominance and luminance of the scanned pixels. Alternatively, the determination can be made by the user selecting corresponding settings through a user interface on the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter K. Cousins, Kevin R. Cruise, David K. Murray, Timothy J. Rademacher, Michael S. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20040196509
    Abstract: A multifunction machine user interface has a minimal number user inputs, such as only one or two buttons. When a user places a media item, such as a printed sheet, in the scanner and activates a first user input, the machine scans the media item and assesses or determines whether the media item is to be treated for printing purposes as a color document, a color photograph, a monochrome (i.e., black-and-white) document, or a monochrome photograph. The machine then causes the media item to be printed in accordance with that assessment or determination. The assessment or determination can be made automatically by the machine or a host computer in communication with the machine in response to an evaluation of chrominance and luminance of the scanned pixels. Alternatively, the determination can be made by the user selecting corresponding settings through a user interface on the host computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Walter K. Cousins, Kevin R. Cruise, David K. Murray, Timothy J. Rademacher, Michael S. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20030028477
    Abstract: An automated method and system for analyzing a consumer's financial situation and providing tools to assist a consumer and their legal representative in filing for bankruptcy protection. The system comprises an evaluation suite and a bankruptcy filing assistance suite. The system is enabled for use over a global computer network and maintains security of personal information. Tools include attorney directory listing, financial analysis algorithms, forms generator, message handling, license purchase and assignment to clients, and case review. An attorney collaborates with a client to input financial information and generate all forms necessary for filing with a bankruptcy court.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Applicant: Accredited Bankruptcy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: D. William Stevenson, Randy G. Melton, Michael S. Wilson, Elsa C. Wood
  • Patent number: 5746313
    Abstract: A dental amalgam mixing capsule including an inner capsule housed in an outer capsule. The inner capsule includes an elongated pestle telescopically extended into an open ended cap including a resilient, annular skirt formed with an annular sealing lip sized for frictional, gripping engagement with the pestle to define a storage chamber therebetween for storing a liquid component of the amalgam. The inner capsule may be made by subjecting the cap to a partial vacuum, inserting a charge of such liquid component therein, and registering one end of such pestle in sealing engagement with such sealing lip. Thus, when the assembly is returned to atmospheric pressure, the partial vacuum trapped in the cap will provide for a pressure differential across the pestle drawing it into the cap to fill the space therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Wykle Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5509530
    Abstract: A compartmentalized dental amalgam mixing capsule including an upstanding elongated receptacle having a cylindrical interior chamber for receipt of an alloy therein. The receptacle is formed with an annular flange in the upper portion of the chamber including a central opening and formed with at least one lock pin projecting laterally outwardly from the receptacle. A rupturable pillow containing mercury therein is configured to overlie the flange. An elongated cylindrical cap formed with a closed top end, an open bottom end, and includes a piston device carried from the top end projecting axially downwardly therefrom to terminate in a hammer end configured to overlie the pillow. The cap is further formed with an elongated groove slidably receiving the lock pin and angling axially upwardly in one circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Wykle Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4534251
    Abstract: Improved stripping mechanism for noodle cutting machinery including a resilient spring support member in the shape of a "W" for positioning replaceable multitoothed comb assemblies in operative proximity with noodle cutting rollers for stripping severed noodle product therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Inventor: Michael S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4080513
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of preparing a substrate to improve the adherence of a metallic coating to the substrate and the product thereof. More particularly, a method of manufactiring a molded circuit board and unique circuit board produced thereby, is disclosed. A molding compound, such as an epoxy resin is blended with a plating additive, such as calcium carbonate that is relatively inert to the molding compound. The blended mix can then be molded into a desired shape which, for a printed circuit board, can be a relatively flat plate configuration with a recessed groove and hole formation pattern. The high relief areas of the circuit board can be masked with a protective material. The plating additive can then be chemically etched from the grooved recessed area and holes, for example, by a hydrochloric acid bath. Appropriate catalyst and accelerators can be applied to the recessed groove pattern before the protective mask material is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Assignee: Metropolitan Circuits Incorporated of California
    Inventors: Edward A. Cuneo, Makoto Kato, Michael S. Wilson, Aaron L. Pinkerton
  • Patent number: 4020535
    Abstract: Method of forming an electrode for imprinting or imaging a circuit board mold face includes covering a graphite substrate with a photoresist material. The photoresist material is appropriately exposed to develop a desired pattern. The unpolymerized photoresist is removed from the graphite substrate to leave the desired pattern of an exposed graphite surface. The graphite substrate is then impacted by a dry air blast of glass beads having a size in the range of approximately 200 to 325 mesh. The glass beads will remove a desired amount of graphite to thereby cut the desired pattern into the substrate but will not remove the photoresist or affect the substrate beneath the polymerized photoresist. The polymerized photoresist is removed with materials that will not interfere with the subsequent machining process. The resultant cut graphite substrate can be utilized as a electrode in an electrical discharge machining process to form a desired pattern in a mold face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1977
    Assignee: Metropolitan Circuits, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Cuneo, Makoto Kato, Michael S. Wilson
  • Patent number: D377622
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Innova Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Ieon C. Chen, Michael S. Wilson