Patents by Inventor Mike Bell

Mike Bell 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: 20190077114
    Abstract: A low-weight carpet tile and process for making the same, wherein the carpet tile comprises a facecloth having a plurality of face yarns tufted through a primary backing, an extruded polymer secondary backing layer, and a reinforcing scrim layer partially embedded within the extruded polymer secondary backing layer. The top surface and bottom surface of the carpet tile are defined by the facecloth and the reinforcing scrim layer, respectively. A polymer-based resin is extruded onto the facecloth to form an at least substantially uniform secondary backing layer, and the reinforcing scrim layer is laid onto the extruded polymer secondary backing layer while the extruded polymer secondary backing layer remains above a softening temperature for the resin. The entire multi-layer web is then passed through a nip to embed the reinforcing scrim layer into the extruded polymer secondary layer, and the entire web is chilled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Mike Gallman, Mike Bell
  • Patent number: 7651858
    Abstract: This invention provides methods of using ion-detecting microspheres containing an ionphore and a chromoionphore in clinical laboratory instrumentation such as flow cytometry for sample analysis. In one embodiment, the microspheres are contacted with a flowing stream of a sample under conditions that allow the ion-selective ionophores to complex with the ions in the sample, and to cause deprotonation of the chromoionophore. The complexes are then exposed to an excitation wavelength light source suitable for exciting the deprotonated chromoionophore to emit a fluorescence signal pattern. Detection of the fluorescence signal pattern emitted by the deprotonated chromoionophore in microspheres containing the complexes allows for determination of the presence of the target ions in the sample. In one embodiment, lead ion-detecting microspheres are provided that can detect nanomolar levels of lead ions with response times on the order of minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignees: Auburn University, Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Bakker, Martin Telting-Diaz, Mike Bell
  • Publication number: 20080173846
    Abstract: This invention provides methods of using ion-detecting microspheres containing an ionphore and a chromoionphore in clinical laboratory instrumentation such as flow cytometry for sample analysis. In one embodiment, the microspheres are contacted with a flowing stream of a sample under conditions that allow the ion-selective ionophores to complex with the ions in the sample, and to cause deprotonation of the chromoionophore. The complexes are then exposed to an excitation wavelength light source suitable for exciting the deprotonated chromoionophore to emit a fluorescence signal pattern. Detection of the fluorescence signal pattern emitted by the deprotonated chromoionophore in microspheres containing the complexes allows for determination of the presence of the target ions in the sample. In one embodiment, lead ion-detecting microspheres are provided that can detect nanomolar levels of lead ions with response times on the order of minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicants: Auburn University, Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Bakker, Martin Telting-Diaz, Mike Bell
  • Patent number: 7247489
    Abstract: This invention provides methods of using ion-detecting microspheres containing an ionphore and a chromoionphore in clinical laboratory instrumentation such as flow cytometry for sample analysis. In one embodiment, the microspheres are contacted with a flowing stream of a sample under conditions that allow the ion-selective ionophores to complex with the ions in the sample, and to cause deprotonation of the chromoionophore. The complexes are then exposed to an excitation wavelength light source suitable for exciting the deprotonated chromoionophore to emit a fluorescence signal pattern. Detection of the fluorescence signal pattern emitted by the deprotonated chromoionophore in microspheres containing the complexes allows for determination of the presence of the target ions in the sample. In one embodiment, lead ion-detecting microspheres are provided that can detect nanomolar levels of lead ions with response times on the order of minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignees: Auburn University, Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Bakker, Martin Telting-Diaz, Mike Bell
  • Patent number: 7234492
    Abstract: The invention concerns a double-sheath rigid pipe for transporting hydrocarbons consisting of two respectively inner (2) and outer (3) coaxial tubes separated by an annular gap (5), said pipe being adapted to be wound and comprising a device limiting the propagation of a deformation occurring on the outer tube, wherein a radial stop device (10) linked to the inner tube (2) but not linked to the outer tube (3) allows a localized collapse of value G of the outer tube, G being selected to stop the propagation of a deformation of the outer tube (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Coflexip
    Inventors: Antoine Bastard, Mike Bell
  • Publication number: 20040091321
    Abstract: The invention concerns a double-sheath rigid pipe for transporting hydrocarbons consisting of two respectively inner (2) and outer (3) coaxial tubes separated by an annular gap (5), said pipe being adapted to be wound and comprising a device limiting the propagation of a deformation occurring on the outer tube, wherein a radial stop device (10) linked to the inner tube (2) but not linked to the outer tube (3) allows a localised collapse of value G of the outer tube, G being selected to stop the propagation of a deformation of the outer tube (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Antoine Bastard, Mike Bell
  • Publication number: 20040058384
    Abstract: This invention provides methods of using ion-detecting microspheres containing an ionphore and a chromoionphore in clinical laboratory instrumentation such as flow cytometry for sample analysis. In one embodiment, the microspheres are contacted with a flowing stream of a sample under conditions that allow the ion-selective ionophores to complex with the ions in the sample, and to cause deprotonation of the chromoionophore. The complexes are then exposed to an excitation wavelength light source suitable for exciting the deprotonated chromoionophore to emit a fluorescence signal pattern. Detection of the fluorescence signal pattern emitted by the deprotonated chromoionophore in microspheres containing the complexes allows for determination of the presence of the target ions in the sample. In one embodiment, lead ion-detecting microspheres are provided that can detect nanomolar levels of lead ions with response times on the order of minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: Auburn University
    Inventors: Eric Bakker, Martin Telting-Diaz, Mike Bell
  • Patent number: 6701967
    Abstract: A device for arresting the propagation of a buckle appearing on an outer tube of a double-walled rigid pipe intended to transport hydrocarbons and consisting of two coaxial tubes. The double-walled pipe is of the reelable type and intended for very great depths and consists of a thick and rigid annular transverse partition fastened to the inner tube and to the outer tube. The partition is joined to the outer tube and to the inner tube by way of an outer and inner sleeve having the same diameter as the outer and inner tubes and fastened to the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Coflexip
    Inventors: Bill George Louis, Mike Bell
  • Patent number: 6681292
    Abstract: A caching input/output hub includes a host interface to connect with a host. At least one input/output interface is provided to connect with an input/output device. A write cache manages memory writes initiated by the input/output device. At least one read cache, separate from the write cache, provides a low-latency copy of data that is most likely to be used. The at least one read cache is in communication with the write cache. A cache directory is also provided to track cache lines in the write cache and the at least one read cache. The cache directory is in communication with the write cache and the at least one read cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Creta, Mike Bell, Robert George, Bradford B Congdon, Robert Blankenship, Duane January
  • Publication number: 20030047227
    Abstract: A device for arresting the propagation of a buckle appearing on an outer tube of a double-walled rigid pipe intended to transport hydrocarbons and consisting of two coaxial tubes. The double-walled pipe is of the reelable type and intended for very great depths and consists of a thick and rigid annular transverse partition fastened to the inner tube and to the outer tube. The partition is joined to the outer tube and to the inner tube by means of an outer and inner sleeve having the same diameter as the outer and inner tubes and fastened to the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Applicant: Coflexip
    Inventors: Bill George Louis, Mike Bell
  • Patent number: 6513551
    Abstract: A device for arresting the propagation of a buckle appearing on an outer tube of a double-walled rigid pipe intended to transport hydrocarbons and consisting of two coaxial tubes. The double-walled pipe is of the reelable type and intended for very great depths and consists of a thick and rigid annular transverse partition fastened to the inner tube and to the outer tube. The partition is joined to the outer tube and to the inner tube by way of an outer and inner sleeve having the same diameter as the outer and inner tubes and fastened to the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Coflexip
    Inventors: Bill G. Louis, Mike Bell
  • Patent number: 6273809
    Abstract: Coin dispensing apparatus is provided including a reservoir for coins and a rotor located to receive coins from the reservoir, the rotor having a lower storage portion shaped to receive a stack of coins, and an upper feed portion shaped to receive coins from the reservoir and direct them to the lower storage portion. Because the rotor receives and feeds the coins, to provide a stack of coins within the lower storage portion, ready for dispensing, the associated reservoir can be of a size to receive any type of coin. If it is necessary to adapt the apparatus to accept a different type of coin, it is only necessary to replace the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Coin Controls Limited
    Inventors: Mike Bell, Colin Richard Spooner, Brian John Spooner
  • Publication number: 20010012476
    Abstract: This device 10 for arresting the propagation of a buckle appearing on an outer tube 3 of a double-walled rigid pipe 1 intended to transport hydrocarbons and consisting of two coaxial tubes 2, 3, this pipe being of the reelable type and intended for very great depths, consists of a thick and rigid annular transverse partition 11 fastened to the inner tube 2 and to the outer tube 3. The partition 11 is joined to the outer tube 3 and to the inner tube 2 by means of an outer 12 and inner 14 sleeve having the same diameter as the said outer and inner tubes and fastened to the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Applicant: Coflexip
    Inventors: Bill G. Louis, Mike Bell
  • Patent number: 6261170
    Abstract: A coin dispensing mechanism including a rotatable plate, coin handling device being arranged on one side of the plate, and plate drive device being arranged on the other side of the plate, such that the plate provides a physical barrier separating the drive function from the coin handling function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Coin Controls Limited
    Inventors: Mike Bell, Mark Paling
  • Patent number: 6080057
    Abstract: The front face (20) of a disc (21) has a plurality of coin capturing pegs (22) spaced apart around its periphery. When the disc is rotated in a hopper, the pegs (22) capture coins and raise them to a dispensing point. The disc (21) cooperates with a wiping arm (25) having a pair of protrusions (26 and 27) arranged to locate the grooves (23 and 24) to provide a barrier which prevents coins from getting between the disc (21) and the arm (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Coin Controls Limited
    Inventors: Mike Bell, Mark Paling
  • Patent number: D422639
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Coin Controls Limited
    Inventors: Mike Bell, Colin Richard Spooner, Brian Spooner
  • Patent number: D428028
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Coin Controls Limited
    Inventors: Mike Bell, Colin Richard Spooner, Brian Spooner