Patents Assigned to Scott Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10316984
    Abstract: A sealing valve is provided for a sensor that includes a sensing element and a sensor opening that exposes the sensor element. The sealing valve includes a housing that is configured to be mounted to the sensor such that an internal channel of the housing fluidly communicates with the sensor opening. The sealing valve includes a float element configured to float along a surface of the liquid. The float element is configured to move within the internal channel between an open position and a closed position. The float element is configured to close the sensor opening to the internal channel in the closed position. The sensor opening is open to the internal channel when the float element is in the open position. The float element is configured to rise with the surface of the liquid within the internal channel toward the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lynn Landis
  • Publication number: 20190118009
    Abstract: A face seal (12) for a respirator mask (10) includes an integrated strap (14) with a buckle (16). The integrated strap (14) is overmolded onto the buckle (16) to secure the buckle (16) to, and at least partially within, the strap (14). A respirator mask (10) includes a body (18) and a face seal (12). A method of manufacturing a face seal (12) for a respirator mask (10) includes overmolding a material of at least a portion of an integrated strap (14) onto a body portion (38) of a buckle (16) such that a head portion (36) of the buckle (16) is exposed from the integrated strap (14), the buckle body portion (38) including a plurality of structural features (46) that enhances bonding between the buckle body portion (38) and the overmolded material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott VOGUS, Judge W. MORGAN, III, Darin Kyle THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 10139282
    Abstract: A thermal imaging system includes an infrared (IR) detector configured to detect ambient IR radiation in a surrounding environment of the IR detector and pulse sequences of mechanically-generated IR radiation in a status message emitted by a portable signaling device mounted on a wearer. The status message represents an operating status of the wearer and a processor operably connected to the IR detector analyzes the pulse sequences in the status message and generates a display message based on the pulse sequences. The display message is display on a screen for viewing by an operator of the thermal imaging system. The display message is presented as visual indicia representative of the operating status of the wearer which is displayed concurrently with a graphical image of the surrounding environment that is based on the ambient IR radiation detected by the IR detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Chrostowski
  • Patent number: 10132784
    Abstract: An automatic sensor excitation voltage adjustment feature, a multi-range concentration feature, a single calibration feature and a barrier circuit feature. The automatic sensor excitation voltage adjustment feature includes a transmitter having a transmitter microprocessor that provides an initial voltage to a sensor having a sensor microprocessor. As the voltage changes a correction signal is relayed from the sensor microprocessor to the transmitter microprocessor. The correction signal is used to adjust the voltage applied to the sensor. The multi-range concentration sensor feature includes an amplifier associated with the sensor/microprocessor to create gain settings used to optimize sensor resolution by changing a gain value for the sensor. This enables use of a single sensor for a variety of different concentration ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Edwin Mealy, Jr., Fatos Adami, Nicholas Anthony DeBlasio, Byron Eugene McLendon, Keli Chalfant Merkel, Edward Russell Propst, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10105556
    Abstract: A respirator filter connection mechanism with a first attachment element, the first attachment element associated with a respirator mask. The mechanism has a second attachment element which is associated with a filter. It also has openings provided through the first and second attachment elements and configured to be aligned with an inlet or discharge port of the mask and an inlet or discharge port of the filter. One of the first and second attachment elements includes a spring element located proximate to a corresponding opening, while another the first and second attachment elements includes an attachment shelf located proximate to a corresponding opening. The spring element is configured to be linearly advanced into initial engagement with the attachment shelf until the spring element and attachment shelf couple to one another in an intermediate loaded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Powers Simmonds
  • Patent number: 10089889
    Abstract: A device, and method, for situational awareness of an emergency scene for first responders uses an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a sensor package in populated or otherwise restricted areas. The unmanned aerial vehicle is assigned to a control center for a designated incident while automatically tasking the unmanned aerial vehicle with the initiation of the incident response to autonomously proceed to the incident prior the control center taking active control of the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. Patterson, William Eugene Parson, Jerry Alan Phifer, Jason Richard Cannon, Darrill Lee Plummer, Cedric Williams
  • Patent number: 10029130
    Abstract: A self-contained breathing apparatus includes an air cylinder pressurized to about 5500 psig, wherein the air cylinder is compatible with infrastructure used in conjunction with the air cylinder. The self-contained breathing apparatus also includes a first regulator valve for reducing air pressure from the air cylinder to a predetermined level. A second regulator valve is also provided for reducing the air pressure from the predetermined level to a level suitable for use by an operator, wherein air is supplied from the second regulator valve to the operator via a mask. The self-contained breathing apparatus further includes a frame for supporting the air cylinder on the back of the operator. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry A Phifer, William E Parson, Ronald B Mele
  • Patent number: 10016631
    Abstract: A self-contained breathing apparatus includes an air cylinder pressurized to about 5500 psi, wherein the air cylinder is compatible with infrastructure used in conjunction with the air cylinder. The self-contained breathing apparatus also includes a first regulator valve for reducing air pressure from the air cylinder to a predetermined level. A second regulator valve is also provided for reducing the air pressure from the predetermined level to a level suitable for use by an operator, wherein air is supplied from the second regulator valve to the operator via a mask. The self-contained breathing apparatus further includes a frame for supporting the air cylinder on the back of the operator. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Allen Phifer, William Eugene Parson, Ronald Bruce Mele
  • Patent number: 10016630
    Abstract: A self-contained breathing apparatus includes an air cylinder pressurized to about 5500 psi, wherein the air cylinder is compatible with infrastructure used in conjunction with the air cylinder. The self-contained breathing apparatus also includes a first regulator valve for reducing air pressure from the air cylinder to a predetermined level. A second regulator valve is also provided for reducing the air pressure from the predetermined level to a level suitable for use by an operator, wherein air is supplied from the second regulator valve to the operator via a mask. The self-contained breathing apparatus further includes a frame for supporting the air cylinder on the back of the operator. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Allen Phifer, William Eugene Parson, Ronald Bruce Mele
  • Patent number: 10016629
    Abstract: A self-contained breathing apparatus includes an air cylinder pressurized to about 5500 psi, wherein the air cylinder is compatible with infrastructure used in conjunction with the air cylinder. The self-contained breathing apparatus also includes a first regulator valve for reducing air pressure from the air cylinder to a predetermined level. A second regulator valve is also provided for reducing the air pressure from the predetermined level to a level suitable for use by an operator, wherein air is supplied from the second regulator valve to the operator via a mask. The self-contained breathing apparatus further includes a frame for supporting the air cylinder on the back of the operator. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Allen Phifer, William Eugene Parson, Ronald Bruce Mele
  • Patent number: 10016628
    Abstract: A self-contained breathing apparatus includes an air cylinder pressurized to about 5500 psi, wherein the air cylinder is compatible with infrastructure used in conjunction with the air cylinder. The self-contained breathing apparatus also includes a first regulator valve for reducing air pressure from the air cylinder to a predetermined level. A second regulator valve is also provided for reducing the air pressure from the predetermined level to a level suitable for use by an operator, wherein air is supplied from the second regulator valve to the operator via a mask. The self-contained breathing apparatus further includes a frame for supporting the air cylinder on the back of the operator. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Allen Phifer, William Eugene Parson, Ronald Bruce Mele
  • Patent number: 9933115
    Abstract: A flow control valve includes a housing defining a cavity therein. The housing has an input port for receiving a gas from a gas supply, and an output port for delivering the gas to a gas cylinder. The cavity defines a staging area fluidly connected to the input port, a delivery area fluidly connected to the output port, and a pressurization area fluidly connected to a feedback sensing port. The feedback sensing port is configured to receive pressurized fluid that is pressurized to a pressure level representative of a pressure level of gas delivered to the gas cylinder. The flow control valve includes a piston slidably positioned in a channel extending between the pressurization area and the delivery area. The position of the piston changes a rate of flow of gas through the flow control valve. The piston position moves in response to a pressure at the feedback sensing port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon E. Rado, Jay P. Phillips
  • Patent number: 9894424
    Abstract: In an embodiment a protocol converter module for use with a gas transmitter assembly having a gas sensor, a controller, and a detector transceiver housed within an intrinsically safe detector housing is provided. The controller module comprises a converter housing having a converter mount configured to securely mount the converter module to the detector housing. A controller module includes a first converter transceiver, within the converter housing, configured to bi-directionally exchange data with the detector transceiver utilizing a first protocol. The controller module also includes a second converter transceiver, also within the converter housing, configured to bi-directionally exchange data with an external device using a second protocol. The controller module also include, an electronic converter, also within the converter housing, coupled to the first and second converter transceivers and configured to convert the data between the first and second protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R Propst, Jr., Nicholas Anthony DeBlasio
  • Patent number: 9860459
    Abstract: A portable signaling device for use in a reduced visibility environment. The signaling device includes a housing for carrying the signaling device into the reduced visibility environment, the housing having a signaling side and an attachment side, the signaling side configured to transmit an infrared signal and the attachment side configured to be secured to a structure within the environment, and an infrared energy source located within the housing, the infrared energy source including a power source, an emitter connected to the power source, and a switching mechanism connected to the power source and the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Mcchord Barbee, Richard Sabacinski, Jerry Allen Phifer
  • Patent number: 9841302
    Abstract: A detector head assembly of a sensor includes a detector body having an internal channel extending a longitudinal length. The detector body is configured to hold a sensor cartridge that includes a sensing element. The detector head assembly includes a wire having a conductor. The wire extends into the internal channel of the detector body such that an end of the conductor is configured to be operatively connected to the sensing element. The detector head assembly includes a wire seal having a generally pliable sealant held within the internal channel of the detector body. The generally pliable sealant is configured to be longitudinally compressed along the longitudinal length of the internal channel during assembly of the detector head assembly such that the generally pliable sealant moves into and fills one or more voids between the wire and the detector body for sealing the wire to the detector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lynn Landis
  • Patent number: 9765932
    Abstract: Gas-filling system including a base manifold having a flow-control component and a manifold body that is operably coupled to the flow-control component. The manifold body includes a fill port and first and second supply ports that open to an exterior of the base manifold. The first and second supply ports are in fluid communication with a common passage within the manifold body such that the gas flowing through the first supply port or through the second supply port flows through the common passage to the fill port. The fill port is configured to be in fluid communication with a container. The gas-filling system also includes an accessory module removably coupled to the manifold body. The accessory module is connected to the first supply port and has an inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon E. Rado
  • Patent number: 9761121
    Abstract: A system and method of use for an accountability system within a pump panel for signaling an alarm condition to first responders. The method and system include a display embedded within a pump panel, and a radio frequency (RF) sub-system. The RF sub-system is configured to receive transmissions from a respiratory protection device (RPD). The RPD is configured to transmit an alarm condition. The method and system also include a controller coupled to the display and the RF sub-system. The controller is configured to instruct the display to display an accountability indicator once the alarm condition is received by the RF sub-system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Michael Parkulo, Thomas G. Riley
  • Patent number: 9719813
    Abstract: A connector mechanism for safely and quickly attaching or detaching a sensor. The connector mechanism includes a sensor head assembly comprising a detector body with an internal channel, an open distal end, and a sensor head attachment connector (HAC) located within the channel. The HAC includes a first electrical connection having at least a first contact member and a first key component located in a fixed location relative to the first contact member. The connector mechanism includes a sensor cartridge comprising a cartridge housing with a probe component, a second electrical connection having at least a second contact member configured to mate with the first contact member, and a second key component that is located in a fixed location relative to the second contact member. The first and second key components engage one another before the first and second contact members engage one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lynn Landis
  • Publication number: 20170124885
    Abstract: A device, and method, for situational awareness of an emergency scene for first responders uses an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a sensor package in populated or otherwise restricted areas. The unmanned aerial vehicle is assigned to a control center for a designated incident while automatically tasking the unmanned aerial vehicle with the initiation of the incident response to autonomously proceed to the incident prior the control center taking active control of the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. PATTERSON, William Eugene PARSON, Jerry Alan PHIFER, Jason Richard CANNON, Darrill Lee PLUMMER, Cedric WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 9603397
    Abstract: An improved head harness is disclosed for use with full face respirators. The head harness may include an elastomeric core having a central portion and a plurality of radiating arms. The plurality of radiating arms may be connected to a plurality of non-elastic straps. A fabric cover may completely enclose the elastomeric core, including the plurality of radiating arms. The cover may include a plurality of openings corresponding to the plurality of straps, so that when assembled, only the straps protrude from the openings. As described, the elastomeric core and elastomeric radiating arms are separated from a user's hair by the fabric cover. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Symons