Patents by Inventor Michael Starkey

Michael Starkey 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: 20210091578
    Abstract: A multi-functional, portable device for use in situations where electricity is not available or convenient is disclosed. A portable safety device includes a power charger and air compressor that may safely jump start a vehicle and recharge portable electronic devices, such as phones and laptop computers, as well as inflate vehicle tires or other inflatable objects, when a standard external power source is not convenient. It may also be used for providing an emergency light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein, Troy Starkey, Michael Silva
  • Publication number: 20200297903
    Abstract: A method for collecting and filtering biological material from blood and other fluids during a surgical procedure includes: attaching a first cover including a suction port and an intake port to a collection trap; attaching a suction source to the suction port; attaching an instrument to the intake port, through which blood and tissue are suctioned and received into the collection trap; filing the collection trap with blood and tissue; removing the collection trap from the first cover; attaching a second cover to the collection trap in place of the first cover, the second cover including a suction port and a plunger, the plunger including a press head having a screen portion permitting blood and other fluids to pass; attaching a suction source to the suction port of the second cover; separating the blood from the tissue by deploying the plunger; and drawing off the blood through the suction port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas James PHILPOTT, Daniel Lee BIZZELL, Michael STARKEY
  • Publication number: 20200297902
    Abstract: A method for collecting and filtering biological material from blood and other fluids during a surgical procedure includes: attaching a first cover including a suction port and an intake port to a collection trap; attaching a suction source to the suction port; attaching an instrument to the intake port, through which blood and tissue are suctioned and received into the collection trap; filing the collection trap with blood and tissue; removing the collection trap from the first cover; attaching a second cover to the collection trap in place of the first cover, the second cover including a suction port and a plunger, the plunger including a press head having a screen portion permitting blood and other fluids to pass; attaching a suction source to the suction port of the second cover; separating the blood from the tissue by deploying the plunger; and drawing off the blood through the suction port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas James PHILPOTT, Daniel Lee BIZZELL, Michael STARKEY
  • Publication number: 20200268948
    Abstract: Various forms of anti-clog suction tips apparatus are disclosed. An exemplary anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip assembly having a suction tip with a suction opening at a first end thereof for removing debris through suction, a hose attachment portion for attaching the suction tip assembly to a suction source, and an ejection wire channel. The apparatus further includes an ejection wire assembly having an ejection wire extending within the channel and an ejection button integral with or connected to the ejection wire. Applying a force to the ejection button advances the ejection wire through the channel such that an end portion of the ejection wire enters the suction tip and dislodges debris clogging the suction tip. The ejection wire may include an enlarged end portion such as, for example a ball tip. One or more of the components of the apparatus may be single-use and disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Juan Carlos Perez, Thomas Eric Melin, Kenneth D. BALLARD
  • Patent number: 10740713
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a work breakdown structure (WBS) model data. Design model data is received. The design model data is parsed to extract WBS metadata from the design model data. A WBS template corresponding to the design model data is determined. The WBS model data is generated using the determined WBS template and the extracted WBS metadata. The WBS model data includes data entries. Each data entry is associated with a respective work task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio H. Dasilva, Tao Liu, Michael Starkey, Hao Zong Qi, Cun Xiang Zhang, Yan Zheng
  • Patent number: 10646628
    Abstract: Various forms of anti-clog suction tips apparatus are disclosed. An exemplary anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip assembly having a suction tip with a suction opening at a first end thereof for removing debris through suction, a hose attachment portion for attaching the suction tip assembly to a suction source, and an ejection wire channel. The apparatus further includes an ejection wire assembly having an ejection wire extending within the channel and an ejection button integral with or connected to the ejection wire. Applying a force to the ejection button advances the ejection wire through the channel such that an end portion of the ejection wire enters the suction tip and dislodges debris clogging the suction tip. The ejection wire may include an enlarged end portion such as, for example a ball tip. One or more of the components of the apparatus may be single-use and disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Juan Carlos Perez, Thomas Eric Melin, Kenneth D. Ballard
  • Publication number: 20200065195
    Abstract: An approach is provided for storing a snapshot of an execution image of a virtual machine (VM) instance. Based on VM, application, criticality, and change parameters, and based on a recommendation model trained on historical data about effects that changes caused by VM execution had on a capacity of a storage system that stores execution images of VM instances in first datastores, a tier is selected from multiple tiers of the storage system as the tier recommended for storing the snapshot. A datastore is selected for storing the snapshot so that the selected datastore is associated with the selected tier and selected from second datastores dedicated to storing only snapshots. The snapshot is created in the selected datastore and in the selected tier and unused space in a portion of the storage system for storing the first datastores is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Moncef Benboubakeur, Erik Rueger, Anuradha Bhamidipaty, Michael Starkey, Jiri Nehybka
  • Patent number: 10493183
    Abstract: A method for collecting and filtering biological material from blood and other fluids during a surgical procedure includes: attaching a first cover including a suction port and an intake port to a collection trap; attaching a suction source to the suction port; attaching an instrument to the intake port, through which blood and tissue are suctioned and received into the collection trap; filing the collection trap with blood and tissue; removing the collection trap from the first cover; attaching a second cover to the collection trap in place of the first cover, the second cover including a suction port and a plunger, the plunger including a press head having a screen portion permitting blood and other fluids to pass; attaching a suction source to the suction port of the second cover; separating the blood from the tissue by deploying the plunger; and drawing off the blood through the suction port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: H & M INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey
  • Publication number: 20190358373
    Abstract: A method for collecting and filtering biological material from blood and other fluids during a surgical procedure includes: attaching a first cover including a suction port and an intake port to a collection trap; attaching a suction source to the suction port; attaching an instrument to the intake port, through which blood and tissue are suctioned and received into the collection trap; filing the collection trap with blood and tissue; removing the collection trap from the first cover; attaching a second cover to the collection trap in place of the first cover, the second cover including a suction port and a plunger, the plunger including a press head having a screen portion permitting blood and other fluids to pass; attaching a suction source to the suction port of the second cover; separating the blood from the tissue by deploying the plunger; and drawing off the blood through the suction port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas James PHILPOTT, Daniel Lee BIZZELL, Michael STARKEY
  • Publication number: 20190358406
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivery of bone includes a syringe body and a plunger. The syringe body includes a tip at a bottom thereof, a funnel-shaped top at the top thereof, and a tubular section having a generally cylindrical interior wall defining a passageway extending from the funnel-shaped top to the tip. The plunger includes an elongate piston, a press head, and a handle The piston extends between the press head at a lower end of the plunger, and the handle at an upper end of the plunger. The plunger is removably received within the passageway, with an extent of the plunger extending out of the funnel-shaped top away from the syringe body. The syringe body may be loaded with one or more bone pellets or cartridges containing bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas Eric MELIN, Ryan Shane GORMAN, Thomas James Philpott, Michael Starkey, Lauren Mazzio
  • Publication number: 20190247556
    Abstract: A method for collecting and filtering biological material from blood and other fluids during a surgical procedure includes: attaching a first cover including a suction port and an intake port to a collection trap; attaching a suction source to the suction port; attaching an instrument to the intake port, through which blood and tissue are suctioned and received into the collection trap; filing the collection trap with blood and tissue; removing the collection trap from the first cover; attaching a second cover to the collection trap in place of the first cover, the second cover including a suction port and a plunger, the plunger including a press head having a screen portion permitting blood and other fluids to pass; attaching a suction source to the suction port of the second cover; separating the blood from the tissue by deploying the plunger; and drawing off the blood through the suction port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas James PHILPOTT, Daniel Lee BIZZELL, Michael STARKEY
  • Patent number: 10376648
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivery of bone includes a syringe body and a plunger. The syringe body includes a tip at a bottom thereof, a funnel-shaped top at the top thereof, and a tubular section having a generally cylindrical interior wall defining a passageway extending from the funnel-shaped top to the tip. The plunger includes an elongate piston, a press head, and a handle. The piston extends between the press head at a lower end of the plunger, and the handle at an upper end of the plunger. The plunger is removably received within the passageway, with an extent of the plunger extending out of the funnel-shaped top away from the syringe body. The syringe body may be loaded with one or more bone pellets or cartridges containing bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: H & M INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas Eric Melin, Ryan Shane Gorman, Thomas James Philpott, Michael Starkey, Lauren Mazzio
  • Patent number: 10369258
    Abstract: A method for collecting and filtering biological material from blood and other fluids during a surgical procedure includes: attaching a first cover including a suction port and an intake port to a collection trap; attaching a suction source to the suction port; attaching an instrument to the intake port, through which blood and tissue are suctioned and received into the collection trap; filing the collection trap with blood and tissue; removing the collection trap from the first cover; attaching a second cover to the collection trap in place of the first cover, the second cover including a suction port and a plunger, the plunger including a press head having a screen portion permitting blood and other fluids to pass; attaching a suction source to the suction port of the second cover; separating the blood from the tissue by deploying the plunger; and drawing off the blood through the suction port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: H & M Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey
  • Patent number: 10307765
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a disposal unit; a control unit configured to stop operation of the disposal unit; and a metal detector coil and associated circuitry, the metal detector coil located such that waste passing into the disposal unit for shredding passes through the metal detector coil. The control unit is triggered to stop operation of the disposal unit upon the detection of metal passing through the metal detector coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAMELIN INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Samantha Erica Melin, Thomas Eric Melin, Juan Carlos Perez, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Michael Starkey
  • Publication number: 20190147737
    Abstract: Aspects provide a roadway management device having a processor configured to collect roadway attribute data associated with accidents within accident data and assign positive correlation values to roadway attributes that match the accident data. Aspects cluster subsets of the accidents that share common values of subset of the roadway attributes assigned positive correlation values; select a corrective action to obviate a one of the clustered roadway attributes; determine whether implementation of the selected corrective action has reduced occurrences of accidents matching common accident data of the clustered accidents on a relevant roadway; and increase a selection weighting value of the selected corrective action in response to determining that implementation has reduced accident occurrences. The selection weighting value is used to bias selection for implementation to obviate a roadway attributes with respect to other clustered accidents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Hari H. Madduri, CESAR AUGUSTO RODRIGUEZ BRAVO, MICHAEL STARKEY
  • Patent number: 10286404
    Abstract: A disposal system includes a sink; a disposal unit located under the sink and connected in fluid communication with a drain of the sink; a control unit configured to operate the disposal unit; and means for detecting an unintended object that passes through the drain of the sink and enters the disposal unit, resulting in stopping operation of the disposal unit. The means for detecting an unintended object that enters the disposal unit resulting in stopping operation of the disposal unit comprises a sensor and associated circuitry that detects an unintended object and triggers the control unit to stop operation. In different preferred embodiments the sensor respectively includes a capacitive sensor; a capacitive plate; magnetic shielding surrounding the disposal unit in the area of the sensor; a double ā€œDā€ coil arrangement; a concentric detection coil for detecting magnetic ringdown; an ultrasonic sensor; a microphone; and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samelin Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Starkey, Juan Carlos Perez, Raeshon McNeil, Kurt Alan Jordan, Richard Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20180361391
    Abstract: An under-sink disposal unit includes a motor, a disposal chamber, and a passageway that extends from an opening in a top of the disposal unit to a grinding area of the disposal chamber. The disposal unit further includes a coil assembly comprising an arrangement of coils. The arrangement of coils is used to detect the passing of a metallic object in the passageway toward the grinding area of the disposal unit. The arrangement of coils comprises four pairs of coils, wherein each pair of coils comprises a transmit coil and a receive coil. The four pair of coils are arranged around an axis of the passageway and are offset relative thereto. Transmit coils located along a common axis are wound in the same direction such that the magnetic fields generated thereby augment the filed for detecting metallic objects passing toward the grinding area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Michael STARKEY, Lloyd S. RIGGS, Aubrey N. BEAL
  • Publication number: 20180154367
    Abstract: An under-sink disposal unit includes a motor, a disposal chamber, and a disposal throat. The disposal throat extends from the disposal chamber to an opening in a top of the disposal unit and defines a passageway through which objects pass into the disposal chamber for grinding. The disposal unit further includes a coil assembly including an arrangement of coils. The arrangement of coils is used to detect the passing of a metallic object in the passageway through the disposal throat. Furthermore, the arrangement of coils includes at least one coil having a loop that is oriented with respect to an axis of the passageway through the disposal throat such that objects passing through the disposal throat into the disposal chamber pass by and proximate to, but do not pass through, such loop. Preferably DC injection braking is used to stop the motor upon detection of a metallic object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Michael STARKEY, Raeshon Lamont MCNEIL, Juan Carlos PEREZ, Lloyd S. RIGGS, Aubrey N. BEAL
  • Patent number: 9878331
    Abstract: An under-sink disposal unit includes a motor, a disposal chamber, and a disposal throat. The disposal throat extends from the disposal chamber to an opening in a top of the disposal unit and defines a passageway through which objects pass into the disposal chamber for grinding. The disposal unit further includes a coil assembly including an arrangement of coils. The arrangement of coils is used to detect the passing of a metallic object in the passageway through the disposal throat. Furthermore, the arrangement of coils includes at least one coil having a loop that is oriented with respect to an axis of the passageway through the disposal throat such that objects passing through the disposal throat into the disposal chamber pass by and proximate to, but do not pass through, such loop. Preferably DC injection braking is used to stop the motor upon detection of a metallic object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAMELIN INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Starkey, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Juan Carlos Perez, Lloyd S. Riggs, Aubrey N. Beal
  • Patent number: 9852336
    Abstract: In an approach to determining a relative position for each computer of a group of computers within a wireless network to a computer within the wireless network, a computer receives a set of digital image files from each computer and aggregates the set of digital image files into a panoramic digital image file. The computer generates a network map depicting a position of each of the computers based on the panoramic digital image file. The computer determines a relative position map for at least one computer based on the network map and the panoramic digital image file, wherein the relative position map provides a location of each computer of the group of computers with respect to the at least one computer. The computer receives input from the at least one computer, the input using the relative position map to send data to one or more of the group of computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Ge, Juan Gu, Yong Deng Hu, Wen Jiang, Xiao Lv, Hui Qiu, Michael Starkey