Patents by Inventor Thomas Eric Melin

Thomas Eric Melin 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: 9555417
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a disposal unit; a control unit configured to stop operation of the disposal unit; and a metal detector coil and associated circuitry, the metal detector coil located such that waste passing into the disposal unit for shredding passes through the metal detector coil. The control unit is triggered to stop operation of the disposal unit upon the detection of metal passing through the metal detector coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: SAMELIN INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Samantha Erica Melin, Thomas Eric Melin, Juan Carlos Perez, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Michael Starkey
  • Patent number: 9533079
    Abstract: Various forms of anti-clog suction tips apparatus are disclosed. An exemplary anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip assembly having a suction tip with a suction opening at a first end thereof for removing debris through suction, a hose attachment portion for attaching the suction tip assembly to a suction source, and an ejection wire channel. The apparatus further includes an ejection wire assembly having an ejection wire extending within the channel and an ejection button integral with or connected to the ejection wire. Applying a force to the ejection button advances the ejection wire through the channel such that an end portion of the ejection wire enters the suction tip and dislodges debris clogging the suction tip. The ejection wire may include an enlarged end portion such as, for example a ball tip. One or more of the components of the apparatus may be single-use and disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: H & M INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Juan Carlos Perez, Thomas Eric Melin
  • Publication number: 20160354179
    Abstract: A collector used to collect bone includes: a container body defining an interior containment space for receiving and retaining collected bone, and having at least one open end for access and removal of collected bone from the interior containment space; and a cap in covering relation to the open end of the container body such that access to the interior containment space for removal of collected bone is inhibited. The collector includes an intake port defining an opening for receiving therein a distal end of a kerrison rongeur for collecting cut bone from a cutting area thereof, and the cap includes at least one scraper for engaging and dislodging cut bone from the cutting area of a distal end of a kerrison rongeur when received within the intake port. The collector preferably is used with a kerrison rongeur for collecting cut bone therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas Eric MELIN, Ryan Shane GORMAN, Raeshon Lamont MCNEIL, Michael Morgan STARKEY, Thomas James PHILPOTT
  • Patent number: 9194113
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a disposal unit; a control unit configured to stop operation of the disposal unit; and a metal detector coil and associated circuitry, the metal detector coil located such that waste passing into the disposal unit for shredding passes through the metal detector coil. The control unit is triggered to stop operation of the disposal unit upon the detection of metal passing through the metal detector coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SAMELIN INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Samantha Erica Melin, Thomas Eric Melin, Juan Carlos Perez, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Michael Starkey
  • Patent number: 9194112
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a disposal unit; a control unit configured to stop operation of the disposal unit; and a metal detector coil and associated circuitry, the metal detector coil located such that waste passing into the disposal unit for shredding passes through the metal detector coil. The control unit is triggered to stop operation of the disposal unit upon the detection of metal passing through the metal detector coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SAMELIN INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Samantha Erica Melin, Thomas Eric Melin
  • Publication number: 20150282816
    Abstract: A collector used to collect bone includes: a container body defining an interior containment space for receiving and retaining collected bone, and having at least one open end for access and removal of collected bone from the interior containment space; and a cap in covering relation to the open end of the container body such that access to the interior containment space for removal of collected bone is inhibited. The collector includes an intake port defining an opening for receiving therein a distal end of a kerrison rongeur for collecting cut bone from a cutting area thereof, and the cap includes at least one scraper for engaging and dislodging cut bone from the cutting area of a distal end of a kerrison rongeur when received within the intake port. The collector preferably is used with a kerrison-type rongeur for collecting cut bone therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas Eric MELIN, Ryan Shane GORMAN, Raeshon Lamont MCNEIL, Michael Morgan STARKEY, Thomas James PHILPOTT
  • Publication number: 20150073362
    Abstract: An anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip having a suction opening and an interior defining a suction channel. An ejection wire channel extends to a wire exit opening into the suction channel that is located proximate the suction opening. An ejection wire including a ball tip at an end thereof occupies the ejection wire channel and is transitionable between a retracted configuration and an advanced configuration such that, in the retracted configuration, the ejection wire including the ball tip is retained within the ejection wire channel and does not obstruct suctioning of debris through the suction channel; and in the advanced configuration, the ball tip of the ejection wire does not extend more than three millimeters beyond the suction opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas Eric MELIN
  • Patent number: 8845618
    Abstract: An anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip having a suction opening and an interior defining a suction channel. An ejection wire channel extends to a wire exit opening into the suction channel that is located proximate the suction opening. An ejection wire including a ball tip at an end thereof occupies the ejection wire channel and is transitionable between a retracted configuration and an advanced configuration such that, in the retracted configuration, the ejection wire including the ball tip is retained within the ejection wire channel and does not obstruct suctioning of debris through the suction channel; and in the advanced configuration, the ball tip of the ejection wire does not extend more than three millimeters beyond the suction opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: H & M Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas Eric Melin
  • Publication number: 20140228817
    Abstract: Various forms of anti-clog suction tips apparatus are disclosed. An exemplary anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip assembly having a suction tip with a suction opening at a first end thereof for removing debris through suction, a hose attachment portion for attaching the suction tip assembly to a suction source, and an ejection wire channel. The apparatus further includes an ejection wire assembly having an ejection wire extending within the channel and an ejection button integral with or connected to the ejection wire. Applying a force to the ejection button advances the ejection wire through the channel such that an end portion of the ejection wire enters the suction tip and dislodges debris clogging the suction tip. The ejection wire may include an enlarged end portion such as, for example a ball tip. One or more of the components of the apparatus may be single-use and disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: H & M INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Juan Carlos Perez, Thomas Eric Melin, Kenneth D. Ballard
  • Patent number: 8740115
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a disposal unit; a control unit configured to stop operation of the disposal unit; and a metal detector coil and associated circuitry, the metal detector coil located such that waste passing into the disposal unit for shredding passes through the metal detector coil. The control unit is triggered to stop operation of the disposal unit upon the detection of metal passing through the metal detector coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Samelin Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Samantha Erica Melin, Thomas Eric Melin, Juan Carlos Perez, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Michael Morgan Starkey
  • Publication number: 20140135717
    Abstract: An anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip having a suction opening and an interior defining a suction channel. An ejection wire channel extends to a wire exit opening into the suction channel that is located proximate the suction opening. An ejection wire including a ball tip at an end thereof occupies the ejection wire channel and is transitionable between a retracted configuration and an advanced configuration such that, in the retracted configuration, the ejection wire including the ball tip is retained within the ejection wire channel and does not obstruct suctioning of debris through the suction channel; and in the advanced configuration, the ball tip of the ejection wire does not extend more than three millimeters beyond the suction opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: H & M Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean HENSLER, Thomas Eric Melin
  • Patent number: 8636722
    Abstract: Various forms of anti-clog suction tips apparatus are disclosed. For example, an anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip assembly having a suction tip with a suction opening at a first end thereof for removing debris through suction, a hose attachment portion for attaching the suction tip assembly to a suction source, and an ejection wire channel. The apparatus further includes an ejection wire assembly having an ejection wire extending within the channel and an ejection button integral with or connected to the ejection wire. Applying a force to the ejection button advances the ejection wire through the channel such that an end portion of the ejection wire enters the suction tip and dislodges debris clogging the suction tip. The ejection wire may include an enlarged end portion such as, for example a ball tip. One or more of the components of the apparatus may be single-use and disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: H & M Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Juan Carlos Perez, Thomas Eric Melin, Kenneth D. Ballard
  • Patent number: 8584976
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a disposal unit; a control unit configured to stop operation of the disposal unit; and a metal detector coil and associated circuitry, the metal detector coil located such that waste passing into the disposal unit for shredding passes through the metal detector coil. The control unit is triggered to stop operation of the disposal unit upon the detection of metal passing through the metal detector coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: M & C Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Samantha Erica Melin, Thomas Eric Melin, Juan Carlos Perez, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Michael Morgan Starkey
  • Patent number: 8574222
    Abstract: An anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip having a suction opening and an interior defining a suction channel. An ejection wire channel extends to a wire exit opening into the suction channel that is located proximate the suction opening. An ejection wire including a ball tip at an end thereof occupies the ejection wire channel and is transitionable between a retracted configuration and an advanced configuration such that, in the retracted configuration, the ejection wire including the ball tip is retained within the ejection wire channel and does not obstruct suctioning of debris through the suction channel; and in the advanced configuration, the ball tip of the ejection wire does not extend more than three millimeters beyond the suction opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: H & M Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas Eric Melin
  • Publication number: 20130053828
    Abstract: Various forms of anti-clog suction tips apparatus are disclosed. For example, an anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip assembly having a suction tip with a suction opening at a first end thereof for removing debris through suction, a hose attachment portion for attaching the suction tip assembly to a suction source, and an ejection wire channel. The apparatus further includes an ejection wire assembly having an ejection wire extending within the channel and an ejection button integral with or connected to the ejection wire. Applying a force to the ejection button advances the ejection wire through the channel such that an end portion of the ejection wire enters the suction tip and dislodges debris clogging the suction tip. The ejection wire may include an enlarged end portion such as, for example a ball tip. One or more of the components of the apparatus may be single-use and disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey, Raeshon Lamont McNeil, Juan Carlos Perez, Thomas Eric Melin