Patents by Inventor Michael Slocum

Michael Slocum 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: 10898797
    Abstract: An electronic controller includes a controller body having a head that adjoins a handle at a neck region, and that includes at least one thumb-operated control. The controller includes a hand retainer that in a closed position is configured to physically bias the user's palm against an outer surface of the handle. The hand retainer includes a resilient member that biases the hand retainer towards an open position. An adjustment mechanism couples the resilient member to the head and permits the resilient member to be adjusted betweena plurality of discrete positions to adjust the resilient member towards or away from the user's purlicue. The adjustment mechanism may include an anchor that is movable peripherally about the head between the plurality of discrete positions and is pivotably attached to the resilient member with a two-part fastener, with a friction member interposed between the resilient member and the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Walter Petersen, Philip Bryan, Carl Samuel Conlee, IV, Jeffrey Walter Mucha, Scott Douglas Nietfeld, Eric VanWyk, Michael Baseflug, Jeffrey George Leinbaugh, Lawrence Yang, Jeremy Slocum
  • Publication number: 20200246691
    Abstract: An electronic controller includes a controller body having a head that adjoins a handle at a neck region, and that includes at least one thumb-operated control. The controller includes a hand retainer that in a closed position is configured to physically bias the user's palm against an outer surface of the handle. The hand retainer includes a resilient member that biases the hand retainer towards an open position. An adjustment mechanism couples the resilient member to the head and permits the resilient member to be adjusted betweena plurality of discrete positions to adjust the resilient member towards or away from the user's purlicue. The adjustment mechanism may include an anchor that is movable peripherally about the head between the plurality of discrete positions and is pivotably attached to the resilient member with a two-part fastener, with a friction member interposed between the resilient member and the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Walter Petersen, Philip Bryan, Carl Samuel Conlee, IV, Jeffrey Walter Mucha, Scott Douglas Nietfeld, Eric VanWyk, Michael Baseflug, Jeffrey George Leinbaugh, Lawrence Yang, Jeremy Slocum
  • Patent number: 6686818
    Abstract: A tuner (10) for a reverberation chamber is provided comprising a plurality of electrically conductive surfaces (12) attached to each other in a Z-fold configuration. Each lateral edge (15) of the tuner is contacted with a generally planar, laterally positioned substrate (16) which prevents lateral extension or medial compression of the Z-fold. Optionally, end substrates (18) are attached to each of the two leading edges (17). Also, a device minimizes electromagnetic radiation leakage along a shaft including: a bearing housing; a plurality of thrust bearings contacting the bearing housing and axially juxtaposed along the shaft so that at least two thrust bearings oppose each other; a radial bearing intermediate each thrust bearing; and a provision for adjustably moving the thrust bearings toward each other so as to compress the thrust bearings against the bearing housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: The Curran Company
    Inventors: Joseph Weibler, Matthew Squire, Stan Zielinski, Dale Svetanoff, Michael Slocum, Michael O. Hatfield