Patents by Inventor Michael Tall

Michael Tall 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: 10216967
    Abstract: A USB-style data-transfer device employs volatile memory that is connected to an onboard power-storage device for data storage. Through this design, any data stored on the memory can be physically cleared by interrupting the supply of electrical power from the onboard power-storage device to the memory. Enhanced security relative to conventional USB flash devices is provided by the volatile memory-based USB-style data-transfer device as the memory can be physically cleared without being plugged into a computer system either automatically when the onboard power storage device runs out of electrical power to supply to the volatile memory, or by user initiation through either a programmed instruction to interrupt the supply of electric power after a set time period or the operation of a manual switch which interrupts the supply of electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Lloyd, Michael Tall, Alex G. Phipps
  • Publication number: 20190034669
    Abstract: A USB-style data-transfer device employs volatile memory that is connected to an onboard power-storage device for data storage. Through this design, any data stored on the memory can be physically cleared by interrupting the supply of electrical power from the onboard power-storage device to the memory. Enhanced security relative to conventional USB flash devices is provided by the volatile memory-based USB-style data-transfer device as the memory can be physically cleared without being plugged into a computer system either automatically when the onboard power storage device runs out of electrical power to supply to the volatile memory, or by user initiation through either a programmed instruction to interrupt the supply of electric power after a set time period or the operation of a manual switch which interrupts the supply of electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Lloyd, Michael Tall, Alex G. Phipps
  • Patent number: 9061739
    Abstract: A self-stabilizing buoy and deployment methods can include a main body and a cage that can be attached to the main body. A ballast can be slidably positioned within the cage so that the ballast moves from within said cage to outside of the cage when the buoy is deployed. The cage can be formed with at least one slot. The buoy can include a locking mechanism to fix the ballast at the distal end of cage after deployment, which can include a locking head that can be fixed to the ballast and inserted into the slot, and at least one flexible cantilevered arm that can extend from the cage into the slot at its distal end. As the buoy is deployed, the weight of the ballast can be sufficient to urge the locking head past the cantilevered arm to fix and lock the ballast during buoy deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Bret R. Thomson, Steve Whiteside, Brandon J. Wiedemeier, Steven J. Horstman, Michael Tall, Ronald Allen Skala