Patents by Inventor Michael Sparks

Michael Sparks 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: 20190232794
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may provide charging apparatus that provides high-capacity charging of electric vehicles, yet is portable and does not have to be installed by an electrician. In an embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus may comprise a portable enclosure, at least one power input receptacle mounted to the portable enclosure, at least one first circuit breaker electrically connected to the power input receptacle, at least one power outlet electrically connected to the at least one first circuit breaker, at least one second circuit breaker electrically connected to the power input receptacle, and at least one electric vehicle charger connected to the at least one second circuit breaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Michael SPARKS
  • Publication number: 20160002930
    Abstract: The invention features protective coatings and systems for a substrate, particularly a roof, and methods for their application. In one aspect, the invention features a membrane which includes a support layer interposed between a first layer and a second layer. At least one and preferably both of the first and the second layers include a silicon component. At least the second layer has a resistance to water, oxidation, and ultraviolet degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Sparks Sylvester, II
  • Publication number: 20140332634
    Abstract: A personal propulsion system, including an assembly adapted to support a passenger and achieve flight through the discharge of pressurized fluid; and a pressurized fluid source in fluid communication with the assembly, where the pressurized fluid source does not achieve flight, and where the pressurized fluid source is constructed at least in part from one or more ballistic armor materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: JLIP, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond LI, Donald Hubbard, JR., Michael A. Sparks
  • Publication number: 20060236890
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods for levitating and moving objects such as vehicles, doors and windows are shown and described herein. The embodiments incorporate a track with lower rails having lower permanent magnets and the object with upper rails having upper permanent magnets aligned with the lower rails and oriented to oppose the polarity of the lower permanent magnets. Ferrous backing plates may be incorporated behind the lower rails and/or the upper rails. Embodiments may also incorporate a third rail of an electroconductive material, and a driving disc positioned near the third rail. Permanent magnets in the driving disc may be rotated with the driving disc in the presence of the third rail to accelerate the upper rails with respects to the lower rails. The driving disc may be coupled one of the lower rails to maintain a desired alignment with the third rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Magna Force, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Lamb, Michael Sparks, Scott Gossage
  • Publication number: 20050034628
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods for anchoring and aligning a vehicular track are shown and described. Embodiments of the invention can incorporate a first structural member anchorable to the earth and a second structural member coupleable to the track, spaced apart from each other by a spacing member designed to allow the second structural member to rotate with respect to the first structural member. Fasteners can be incorporated to facilitate adjustment of the second structural member and/or to retain the second structural member in a desired orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Applicant: Magna Force, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Lamb, Michael Sparks, Scott Gossage
  • Publication number: 20040180098
    Abstract: Improved powder coatings exhibit enhanced resistance to bacterial and fungal attack, while possessing excellent toughness, appearance, corrosion resistance, durability, processability, and ease of application. The coating is comprised of anti-microbial agents that are homogeneously dispersed within the powder or impact fused to powder particles or both. An article may be coated with a thermoset thermoplastic, or radiation curable powder, which may be applied by electrostatic spray or fluidized bed or by thermal or flame spray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Owen H. Decker, Michael A. Sparks, Jeffrey R. Hagerlin, Frederick L. Cummings, Peter Gottschling
  • Patent number: 6767055
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a vehicle seat with an integrated frame and restraint assembly that is particularly suited for a truck. The frame assembly includes a seat frame mounted to a slide rail pedestal anchored to the vehicle floor, and a back frame joined to the seat frame. The frame has a lightweight construction and includes a conventional recline assembly for maintaining the seat back in one of a variety of recline positions. The restraint assembly has a lap and shoulder belt that is firmly secured to the frame. The seat frame has a pair of upwardly extending struts with rearward facing angled surfaces. The back frame has a pair of forwardly extending struts with forward facing angled surfaces. The angled surfaces flushly engage each other when the seat is in an upright position. Should the recline mechanism fail during a sudden deceleration or accident, the forward rotation of the back frame will stop at its upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Bostrom Seating, Inc.
    Inventor: C. Michael Sparks
  • Publication number: 20030096017
    Abstract: Improved powder coatings exhibit enhanced resistance to bacterial and fungal attack, while possessing excellent toughness, appearance, corrosion resistance, durability, processability, and ease of application. The coating is comprised of anti-microbial agents that are homogeneously dispersed within the powder or impact fused to powder particles or both. An article may be coated with a thermoset thermoplastic, or radiation curable powder, which may be applied by electrostatic spray or fluidized bed or by thermal or flame spray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: Owen H. Decker, Michael A. Sparks, Jeffrey R. Hagerlin, Frederick L. Cummings, Peter Gottschling
  • Patent number: 5567010
    Abstract: A lumbar support for a seat which has a back and a seat portion. The back of the seat contains the lumbar support and is adapted to recline with respect to the seat portion. The lumbar support includes two flexible lumbar supports, a fixed support member, a movable support member, a track for guiding the movable support member along a predetermined path of travel, and an assembly for advancing the movable support member to adjust the curvature of the flexible lumbar supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Bostrom Seating, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Sparks