Patents by Inventor Michael Wells

Michael Wells 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: 20220249450
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions that include inhibitors of mitochondrial fission are described for the treatment and/or mitigation of cancer, pulmonary arterial hypertension, cardioprotection, stroke, coronary heart disease, neurological disorder, a neurodegenerative disease, Parksinonism, Huntington's Chorea, Alzheimer's disease, diabetic cardiomyopathy, fatty liver diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases, or alcohol-related liver disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Danchen Wu, Michael Wells, Stephen Archer
  • Patent number: 11376171
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a roll-in cot may include a support frame, a pair of back legs, a pair of front legs, and a cot actuation system. The pair of back legs and the pair of front legs can be slidingly coupled to the support frame. Each of the pair of front legs can include a front wheel and an intermediate load wheel. The intermediate load wheel is offset from the front wheel by a load wheel distance. A front actuator can raise the pair of front legs such that the front wheel and the intermediate load wheel of each of the pair of front legs are aligned along a loading level. The intermediate load wheel of each of the pair of front legs can be offset from the pair of back legs by a loading span. The load wheel distance can be greater than the loading span.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas V. Valentino, Matthew Michael Palastro, Zhen Y. Shen, Timothy R. Wells, Timothy Paul Schroeder, Joshua James Markham, Robert L. Potak
  • Patent number: 11326304
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for adhering a textile material to an elastomer, the process comprising the steps of pretreating the textile material with at least one polyester of an ?-?-unsaturated carboxylic acid, contacting the pretreated textile material with an unvulcanized elastomer, and vulcanizing the product obtained. The present invention additionally encompasses an elastomer article obtainable by this process and also the use of a polyester of an ?-?-unsaturated carboxylic acid for improving the adhesion of a textile material to an elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Teves, Michael Well
  • Patent number: 11229629
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions that include inhibitors of mitochondrial fission are described for the treatment and/or mitigation of cancer, pulmonary arterial hypertension, cardioprotection, stroke, coronary heart disease, neurological disorder, a neurodegenerative disease, Parksinonism, Huntington's Chorea, Alzheimer's disease, diabetic cardiomyopathy, fatty liver diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases, or alcohol-related liver disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: Danchen Wu, Michael Wells, Stephen Archer
  • Patent number: 11225374
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for lifting and collapsing a collapsible cargo container includes a frame, and vertical guides for aligning the actuator with the cargo container. First and second pusher assemblies engage the end walls of the container to pivot the end walls against the ceiling of the container, where uplocks retain the end walls in a stowed away position. Foldable side walls are then buckled by the weight of the ceiling with assistance from the actuator, until the side walls occupy a predominantly horizontal position between the ceiling/end wall combination and a floor of the cargo container, resulting in a compact configuration. The actuator unfolds the container using steps discussed above in a reverse order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander R. Bellehumeur, Michael Wells
  • Publication number: 20210319423
    Abstract: A payment handling system may operate to handle payments for the cost of a transaction in which one or more devices operate in an offline mode. The payment handling system may allow for merchant devices to make modifications to local versions of an open ticket while in an off-line mode. When a merchant device subsequently enters an online mode, the systems and techniques may operate to reconcile differences between the local versions of the open ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Philip Renke, Michael Wells White, Eric Dickeson Muller, Mathew Wilson
  • Patent number: 11142894
    Abstract: A tip and adapter assembly includes a spring loaded retainer that includes a lug receiving portion defining a first maximum outside dimension, the lug receiving portion also defining a lug receiving slot that extends partially through the lug receiving portion, forming a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a catch surface connecting the first sidewall to the second sidewall. A drive portion defines a second maximum outside dimension, and a first flat is disposed on the outside of the lug receiving portion proximate to the first sidewall or the second sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Michael Wells, Jason Grant Jura, Eric T. Sinn, Douglas C. Serrurier
  • Publication number: 20210301520
    Abstract: A rotatable forkend connection system is provided that includes a shank and a forkend connector. The shank is fixedly coupled to a device member and extends within the device member along a longitudinal axis of the device member. The shank includes a protrusion extending from the shank in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the device member. The forkend connector is rotatably coupled to the shank and has an axis of rotation coaxial with the longitudinal axis of the device member. The forkend connector includes a recess configured to receive the protrusion. The protrusion and the recess are configured to restrain the forkend connector from moving along the longitudinal axis of the device member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Wells, Mark Newlin, Clifton Robbins
  • Publication number: 20210293003
    Abstract: A spring loaded retainer includes a lug receiving portion defining a first maximum outside dimension, the lug receiving portion also defining a lug receiving slot that extends partially through the lug receiving portion, forming a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a catch surface connecting the first sidewall to the second sidewall. A drive portion defines a second maximum outside dimension, and a first flat is disposed on the outside of the lug receiving portion proximate to the first sidewall or the second sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Michael Wells, Jason Grant Jura, Eric T. Sinn, Douglas C. Serrurier
  • Patent number: 11124951
    Abstract: A spring includes a first spring arm extending from the first side edge of the flat base, the first spring arm including a first arcuate portion extending from the flat base, a first straight portion extending from the first arcuate portion and disposed proximate to the rear face, the first straight portion defining a first obtuse angle with the rear face, and a first straight portion length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Michael Wells, Jason Grant Jura, Eric T. Sinn, Douglas C. Serrurier
  • Patent number: 11110674
    Abstract: A method for producing a sheet-like composite fabric material, in particular a rubberized fabric or a fabric provided with a polymer preparation, for covering drive belts, the composite fabric material comprising a textile integrated in a matrix of elastomeric material, preferably at least one fabric layer integrated in a rubber matrix, the textile or the fabric layer and the elastomeric material being introduced into a gap between a band and a cylindrical molding wheel and molded to form a composite material between the band and the molding wheel at a temperature below the vulcanization temperature, the band looping around the molding wheel at a looping angle under pressure. Likewise disclosed is a drive belt with a covering of composite material produced according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Henning Kanzow, Claus-Lueder Mahnken, Markus Obert, Michael Well
  • Patent number: 11087315
    Abstract: A wireless communication device such as a payment reader has a wireless communication interface and is able to establish wireless pairing with an interactive electronic device such as a merchant device running a point of sale application. In order to establish pairing, the wireless communication device accesses a passkey and encrypts the passkey. The encrypted passkey is transmitted to the interactive electronic device via the wireless communication interface, and the interactive electronic device sends the encrypted passkey to a pairing server. The pairing server decrypts the encrypted passkey and sends the decrypted passkey back to the interactive electronic device via a secure connection. The wireless communication device and the interactive electronic device establish wireless pairing based on the passkey and the decrypted passkey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Afshin Rezayee, Malcolm Smith, Sergei Mosends, Michael Wells White, Ovidiu I Bota, Max Guise, Andrew John Leiserson
  • Patent number: 11080666
    Abstract: A payment handling system may operate to handle payments for the cost of an open ticket transaction in which incremental authorization operations are performed. The payment handling system may receive items to add to the open ticket, payment instruments for paying the cost of the open ticket or adjustments to any bill splitting arrangement throughout the life of the open ticket. As items are added, payment instruments are received, and/or adjustments are input, the amount allocated to the one or more payments instruments may be updated. Incremental authorization values may be determined for some or all of the payment instruments. When the amount allocated to a payment instrument exceeds the incremental authorization value, an authorization of the instrument is attempted and a new authorization value is determined. At the end of the interaction, the open ticket is closed and payment is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Philip Renke, Michael Wells White, Eric Dickeson Muller, Mathew Wilson
  • Patent number: 11010765
    Abstract: A payment terminal may run a point-of-sale application that is operated by a user such as a merchant. At a certain point in the transaction, but prior to the completion of the transaction, pre-charge requests may be sent to a chip card. The responses from the chip card may be stored such that the transaction may be completed immediately after the merchant and customer complete the transaction steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: David Terra, Koun Han, Michael Wells White
  • Patent number: 10990946
    Abstract: A payment handling system may operate to handle payments for the cost of a transaction in which one or more devices operate in an offline mode. The payment handling system may allow for merchant devices to make modifications to local versions of an open ticket while in an off-line mode. When a merchant device subsequently enters an online mode, the systems and techniques may operate to reconcile differences between the local versions of the open ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Philip Renke, Michael Wells White, Eric Dickeson Muller, Mathew Wilson
  • Publication number: 20210117975
    Abstract: Examples, methods and systems described herein may include determining, by a payment processing system, whether a second payment mechanism may be used to perform a payment transaction when a first payment mechanism is preferred and/or when the first payment mechanism has failed. Determining to use the second payment mechanism can be based on (i) an analysis of a communication status indicator received from a point-of-sale (POS) terminal that indicates which payment mechanisms are capable of communicating with the POS terminal, (ii) data received from the POS terminal that is associated with a read of a payment object, and/or (iii) an allowance criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Wells White, Charles Nicholson, David Terra, Jason Holmes, Martin Mroz
  • Publication number: 20210095444
    Abstract: An anti-tipping retainer has a lug receiving portion defining a lug receiving slot that extends partially through the lug receiving portion, forming a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a catch surface connecting the first sidewall to the second sidewall. A drive portion has recess for turning the retainer. At least a first detent receiving surface is disposed on the outside of the lug receiving portion proximate to the first sidewall or the second sidewall. The drive portion further includes a tab that has a bearing surface extending between a first stop surface and a second stop surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Serrurier, Eric T. Sinn, Corey Michael Wells, Jason Grant Jura
  • Patent number: 10949858
    Abstract: Examples, methods and systems described herein may include determining, by a payment processing system, whether a second payment mechanism may be used to perform a payment transaction when a first payment mechanism is preferred and/or when the first payment mechanism has failed. Determining to use the second payment mechanism can be based on (i) an analysis of a communication status indicator received from a point-of-sale (POS) terminal that indicates which payment mechanisms are capable of communicating with the POS terminal, (ii) data received from the POS terminal that is associated with a read of a payment object, and/or (iii) an allowance criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wells White, Charles Nicholson, David Terra, Jason Holmes, Martin Mroz
  • Publication number: 20210072944
    Abstract: An expansion of the display of graphical content over multiple spatially separated smart monitors of an in-flight entertainment system involves initiating data communications links between each of the multiple smart monitors. A background graphical content is segmented into corresponding sections for each of the multiple smart monitors, with being unique to a specific one. Each of the sections of the background graphical content are displayed on the respective smart monitors, and a moving foreground graphical content is animated across one or more of the smart monitors. Transitions of the moving foreground graphical content from an originating one of the smart monitors to a destination one of the smart monitors is communicated over the corresponding data communications link initiated therewith. Inputs from the smart monitors are received to correspondingly modify the animating of the moving foreground graphical content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jonas Neldeborn, Robin Butler, Michael Wells, Daniel Anttila
  • Publication number: 20210047809
    Abstract: A retainer sleeve includes an at least partially annular body defining an axis of rotation, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction. The body may also have a radially inner annular surface defining a radially inner aperture, and a first anti-rotation feature extending radially inwardly from the radially inner annular surface including a sloping ledge having a locking surface that faces at least partially in the circumferential direction and along a direction that is parallel to the axis of rotation, forming an oblique angle with the direction that is parallel to the axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Serrurier, Eric T. Sinn, Jason Grant Jura, Corey Michael Wells