Patents by Inventor Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell 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: 20190193918
    Abstract: A soft-sided insulated container assembly has a generally box-shaped form. The lid of the box defines a work surface on which to place objects such as foodstuffs and beverages. The work surface may be formed in a substantially rigid molded stiffener member, and may be divided into sub-regions with raised retainers to discourage sliding of objects where not precisely level. It may have an upstanding peripheral retainer. The work surface may be sunken relative to the periphery of the lid assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Elizabeth MITCHELL, Mike BAATZ, William KEARNS, Christopher EDWARDS, Melvin MOGIL, Richard STEPHENS, Alexander BARATTIN, Jingchao WU
  • Patent number: 10316544
    Abstract: A handle return assembly removably attachable to an escutcheon. The removably attachable assembly may include a housing to be attached to the escutcheon and a hub rotatably disposed within the housing for operably connecting an operating handle to a drive spindle. A torsion spring may bias the hub toward an initial position. At least one stopper plate may interact with the cartridge housing for limiting rotational motion of the hub relative to the housing. Selectively positioning the stopper plate and the spring relative to the housing provides the assembly with the ability to provide a right-handed operation and a left-handed operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mike Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20190141977
    Abstract: An insect trapping device having a base and a cartridge is provided. The cartridge has a shell and an insert. The insert is releaseably retained within the shell and has an adhesive portion for trapping insects. Gravitational force can pull the insert from the shell when the cartridge is removed from the base and the shell is squeezed by a user. The insect trapping device can have insect attractants, such as a light source and a heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Lawrence Smith, Eugene Steven Sadlowski, Mike Shuo Wang, Douglas A Marsden, Thomas Mitchell Gatlin, Danilo Rossi, Andrea Pedrotti
  • Publication number: 20180142516
    Abstract: A threshold having a threshold cap. The threshold cap has an aperture through its top wall. The threshold also includes a pin capture positioned below the threshold cap and corresponding in location to the aperture. The pin capture is positioned to receive a pin passing through the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Mitchell, Tomasz Jaskiewicz
  • Patent number: 9874054
    Abstract: A threshold having a threshold cap. The threshold cap has an aperture through its top wall. The threshold also includes a pin capture positioned below the threshold cap and corresponding in location to the aperture. The pin capture is positioned to receive a pin passing through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Mitchell, Tomasz Jaskiewicz
  • Patent number: 9624716
    Abstract: A spacer for sealing a joint between a first component and a second component of an entryway. The spacer may include substantially rigid support and a first gasket having a first uncompressed thickness (T1). The first gasket is attached to a first surface of the support. The first surface has at least one first boss extending therefrom by a distance (D1) such that (D1) is less than (T1). The at least one first boss is configured to abut a portion of the first component to provide the desired compression of the first gasket between the first component and the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: ENDURA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Mike Mitchell, George Heid, Tomasz Jaskiewicz, Brent Van Camp
  • Publication number: 20170101805
    Abstract: A handle return assembly removably attachable to an escutcheon. The removably attachable assembly may include a housing to be attached to the escutcheon and a hub rotatably disposed within the housing for operably connecting an operating handle to a drive spindle. A torsion spring may bias the hub toward an initial position. At least one stopper plate may interact with the cartridge housing for limiting rotational motion of the hub relative to the housing. Selectively positioning the stopper plate and the spring relative to the housing provides the assembly with the ability to provide a right-handed operation and a left-handed operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventor: Mike Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20170081908
    Abstract: A threshold having a threshold cap. The threshold cap has an aperture through its top wall. The threshold also includes a pin capture positioned below the threshold cap and corresponding in location to the aperture. The pin capture is positioned to receive a pin passing through the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Mitchell, Tomasz Jaskiewicz
  • Patent number: 9528314
    Abstract: An articulating threshold cap for use with a sill. The cap may include a substantially rigid body. The body can have a top wall, a first channel disposed below the top wall, the first channel configured to be engaged with a dam of the sill, and a second channel disposed below the top wall. The cap may also include a spring positioned below the top wall and at least partially within the second channel. The spring is configured to bias at least a portion of the top wall upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Mitchell, Tomasz Jaskiewicz
  • Publication number: 20160340970
    Abstract: A spacer for sealing a joint between a first component and a second component of an entryway. The spacer may include substantially rigid support and a first gasket having a first uncompressed thickness (T1). The first gasket is attached to a first surface of the support. The first surface has at least one first boss extending therefrom by a distance (D1) such that (D1) is less than (T1). The at least one first boss is configured to abut a portion of the first component to provide the desired compression of the first gasket between the first component and the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Mike Mitchell, George Heid, Tomasz Jaskiewicz, Brent Van Camp
  • Publication number: 20160340968
    Abstract: An articulating threshold cap for use with a sill. The cap may include a substantially rigid body. The body can have a top wall, a first channel disposed below the top wall, the first channel configured to be engaged with a dam of the sill, and a second channel disposed below the top wall. The cap may also include a spring positioned below the top wall and at least partially within the second channel. The spring is configured to bias at least a portion of the top wall upward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Mike Mitchell, Tomasz Jaskiewicz
  • Patent number: 9404294
    Abstract: An adjustable length astragal having a housing with an upper shoot bolt and a lower shoot bolt positioned adjacent opposite ends of the housing. An actuator is attached to the housing, connected to and configured to simultaneously extend or retract the upper and lower shoot bolts. An adjustable connection assembly is provided between the actuator and at least one of the shoot bolts. The connection assembly adjusts the distance between the actuator and the respective shoot bolt in each of the shoot bolt's extended and retracted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Mitchell, George Heid
  • Patent number: 8777720
    Abstract: The claimed embodiments contemplate methods, systems and apparatuses directed to gaming machines that include a community spin mechanism that, when activated, causes reel displays, at two or more player stations, to spin. Certain embodiments provide for one or more community reels that are utilized to determine an outcome of a community gaming session. The community reels are “community” in that they are formed by combining reels of individual play stations in order to increase the odds, and payouts, of potential wins via various line combinations of the combined set of reels, once they stop spinning. Re-stated, by way of non-limiting example, each play station has its own set of reels and when community play is started, one or more community reels are spun along with each player's set of reels. Any potential winning combinations are then based on resulting combinations of the individual play station reels in combination with the community reels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Kelly, Mike Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8751933
    Abstract: Among other things, methods, systems and computer program products are disclosed for presenting a user interface for manipulation of audio waveforms associated with video content. In one aspect, a method can be performed by one or more processes executing on a computer system. Images representing video frames in a first region of a user interface can be displayed. An audio waveform representing audio associated with at least a portion of a video frame can be displayed. At least three audio waveform portions including (i) a first portion of the audio waveform that exceeds a first predetermined threshold, (ii) a second portion of the audio waveform below the first predetermined threshold and above a second predetermined threshold, and (iii) a third portion of the audio waveform below the second predetermined threshold can be graphically distinguished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Perrodin, Randy Ubillos, Richard Townhill, Judson Coplan, Mike Mitchell, Jer Granucci, Keith Salvucci
  • Patent number: 8493974
    Abstract: A protocol-independent switch system and method includes wrapping ingress data with a local header to form a wrapped packet. The wrapped packet can include data in any of layer-1, layer-2, and layer-3 type. The local header is used for switching the wrapped packet across switch fabric. The local header is removed before egress of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: L-3 Communications
    Inventors: David W. Nelson, Brent R. Hess, Will Sutton, Mike Mitchell, Dan Watt
  • Patent number: 8298066
    Abstract: The claimed embodiments contemplate methods, systems and apparatuses directed to gaming machines that include a community spin mechanism that, when activated, causes reel displays, at two or more player stations, to spin. Certain embodiments provide for one or more community reels that are utilized to determine an outcome of a community gaming session. The community reels are “community” in that they are formed by combining reels of individual play stations in order to increase the odds, and payouts, of potential wins via various line combinations of the combined set of reels, once they stop spinning. Re-stated, by way of non-limiting example, each play station has its own set of reels and when community play is started, one or more community reels are spun along with each player's set of reels. Any potential winning combinations are then based on resulting combinations of the individual play station reels in combination with the community reels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Kelly, Mike Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8298067
    Abstract: The claimed embodiments contemplate methods, systems and apparatuses directed to gaming machines that include a community spin mechanism that, when activated, causes reel displays, at two or more player stations, to spin. Certain embodiments provide for one or more community reels that are utilized to determine an outcome of a community gaming session. The community reels are “community” in that they are formed by combining reels of individual play stations in order to increase the odds, and payouts, of potential wins via various line combinations of the combined set of reels, once they stop spinning. Re-stated, by way of non-limiting example, each play station has its own set of reels and when community play is started, one or more community reels are spun along with each player's set of reels. Any potential winning combinations are then based on resulting combinations of the individual play station reels in combination with the community reels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc
    Inventors: Bryan Kelly, Mike Mitchell
  • Patent number: D775366
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mike Mitchell
  • Patent number: D775367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Mitchell, Tomasz Jaskiewicz
  • Patent number: D775368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomasz Jaskiewicz, Mike Mitchell