Patents by Inventor Micheal M. Austin

Micheal M. Austin 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: 9719286
    Abstract: A gun safe includes an enclosing structure and a communication module. The enclosing structure substantially encloses a firearm. The communication module is coupled to the enclosing structure. The communication module facilitates electronic communication with a user device to set two or more access variables to determine at least one access parameter to access the gun safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Rocky Mountain Safe
    Inventors: Ross B. Wall, Micheal M. Austin
  • Publication number: 20150284986
    Abstract: A gun safe includes an enclosing structure and a communication module. The enclosing structure substantially encloses a firearm. The communication module is coupled to the enclosing structure. The communication module facilitates electronic communication with a user device to set two or more access variables to determine at least one access parameter to access the gun safe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Ross B. Wall, Micheal M. Austin
  • Patent number: 6590303
    Abstract: This invention includes an electronic accessory having a single button that actuates all of its control features. In one embodiment, the accessory is a MP3 player wherein songs are stored on a multimedia card. Once the card has been loaded an inserted, the MP3 player is coupled to an energy source. In a preferred embodiment, the energy source is preferably a cellular telephone. After coupling, all of the functions of the MP3 player are controlled with a single button. In a preferred embodiment, power is actuated by pushing the button for one second. Volume is adjusted by toggling the button laterally. Tracks are selected by pushing the button quickly while power is applied. Power is turned off by depressing the button for two seconds or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Micheal M. Austin, Kevin K. Maggert, Lori D. Perry
  • Patent number: 6049145
    Abstract: An electronic device (100) includes electrical circuitry (130), a housing (105) in which the electronic circuitry (130) is situated, a cover (110) for enclosing the electrical circuitry (130) within the housing (105), and a tamper proof safety circuit (120) coupled to the electrical circuitry (130) for rendering the electronic device (100) inoperable when the housing (105) and cover (110) are disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Micheal M. Austin, Kevin D. Page
  • Patent number: 5726862
    Abstract: A leaded component (10) is provided with first and second leads (14 & 16). The leads are formed with stopping deviations (26 & 28) which prevent the leads from being inserted into a circuit board (38) beyond the stopping deviations. The leads may also be provided with retaining deviations (34 & 36) which function to retain the component on the circuit board. Further, the stopping deviations may be formed so as to indicate the polarity of a component, and finally, the stopping deviations may be provided with mounting portions (50 & 52) so that the leaded component may be surface mounted on a circuit board (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Due Huynh, Thomas P. Kirby, Micheal M. Austin, John E. Herrmann
  • Patent number: 5626980
    Abstract: A contact block (10) is provided with a first ledge (34) and a second ledge (38) that deflectably engage a first edge (46) and a second edge (48) of an opening (44) in the housing (42) of an electrical device. The contact block (10) mechanically supports at least one electrical contact (14) to provide a contact surface (18) whereby the first electrical device (40) may be electrically interconnected with a second electrical device (60). The contact block (10) is snapped into place during assembly until it is secured during a final assembly operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara A. Ruth, Aaron P. Clark, Micheal M. Austin, Raymond J. Kleinert
  • Patent number: 5520775
    Abstract: A multi-faceted energy director (15) is provided for joining two plastic workpieces (12) (14) by an ultrasonic welding method. The energy directors (15) include at least first and second facets (16) (17) arranged in perpendicular fashion, so as to engage two surfaces. A method for joining at least two ultrathin plastic pieces, including the multifaceted energy director, is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Fischl, Micheal M. Austin
  • Patent number: 5472804
    Abstract: A battery device (100) has integral circuit substrate packaging. The battery device (100) has one or more energy cells (122), and a substrate (105) having an integral battery circuit (130) electrically coupled to the one or more energy cells (122). The substrate (105) forms a housing for the one or more energy cells (122).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Micheal M. Austin, Steven R. Fischl
  • Patent number: 5314763
    Abstract: A removable battery package (10) having a latch mechanism (32) for attaching the battery package (10) to a radio (18) is provided. The battery package (10) comprises a housing (15) having an interior surface (30), an exterior surface (14) and sidewalls (16). Engagement means (32) are located on the interior surface (30) of the housing (15) for engaging a receiving means (22) located on the radio (18). Activating means are provided for activating the latch wherein the activating means comprises a recessed portion (12) located in the exterior surface (14) of the housing (15) transverse to the engagement means(32). The recessed portion (12) is designed so that by pressing the sidewalls (16) of the housing (15) a portion of the housing (24) is temporarily outwardly deformed thereby disengaging the engagement means (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Adnan Aksoy, Micheal M. Austin, Russell E. Gyenes
  • Patent number: D440201
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Due Quoc Huynh, Charles William Friedli, Micheal M. Austin
  • Patent number: D451069
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Kurtis Maggert, Charles William Friedli, Micheal M. Austin