Patents by Inventor Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown 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: 9199676
    Abstract: A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer includes a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the trailer to extend below a side wall of the trailer along a length of the trailer. A mounting bracket assembly of the system is coupled to the side skirt wall and is configured to be coupled to a floor assembly of the trailer. The mounting bracket assembly is configured to tilt laterally outwardly and laterally inwardly with respect to a generally vertical axis parallel to the side wall of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Wabash National, L. P.
    Inventors: James Bruce Brown, Leonard William Baker
  • Patent number: 9126852
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a versatile fluid treatment system which includes: a mobile device; a track system connected to the mobile device; one or more treatment vessels removably attached to the track system, each treatment vessel comprising a treatment material disposed inside the treatment vessel, at least one fluid inlet, and at least one fluid outlet; an input conduit that receives a fluid to be treated, the input conduit in fluid communication with the fluid inlet on the treatment vessel; and an output conduit in fluid communication with the fluid outlet on the treatment vessel, the output conduit receives treated fluid from the treatment vessels via the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Infilco Degremont, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Oberholtzer, Bruce Brown, Tim Anderson, Daron Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140333089
    Abstract: A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer includes a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the trailer to extend below a side wall of the trailer along a length of the trailer. A mounting bracket assembly of the system is coupled to the side skirt wall and is configured to be coupled to a floor assembly of the trailer. The mounting bracket assembly is configured to tilt laterally outwardly and laterally inwardly with respect to a generally vertical axis parallel to the side wall of the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: James Bruce Brown, Leonard William Baker
  • Publication number: 20140310850
    Abstract: A medical garment is provided for use with children patients during and following intravenous medical therapies and method for using the same. The garment includes fabric fitted for the upper torso of a patient with an easily detachable flap exposing an access opening located over the chest area to allow care providers with easy access to medical ports implanted in the patient's chest where most such ports are located for pediatric patients. An storage pocket is positioned inside and adjacent to the opening for easy, safe and discreet storage of tubing and small medical devices. The exterior surfaces of the flap and/or interior surfaces of the pocket may include ornamentation and/or design elements appropriate for children's clothing. The garment is designed to look like a regular piece of children's clothing which is comfortable for children to wear and which helps restore a feeling of normalcy to a child patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Maria Hudak, Bruce Brown
  • Patent number: 8801078
    Abstract: A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer includes a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the trailer to extend below a side wall of the trailer along a length of the trailer. A mounting bracket assembly of the system is coupled to the side skirt wall and is configured to be coupled to a floor assembly of the trailer. The mounting bracket assembly is configured to tilt laterally outwardly and laterally inwardly with respect to a generally vertical axis parallel to the side wall of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: James Bruce Brown, Leonard William Baker
  • Publication number: 20140035318
    Abstract: A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer includes a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the trailer to extend below a side wall of the trailer along a length of the trailer. A mounting bracket assembly of the system is coupled to the side skirt wall and is configured to be coupled to a floor assembly of the trailer. The mounting bracket assembly is configured to tilt laterally outwardly and laterally inwardly with respect to a generally vertical axis parallel to the side wall of the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: James Bruce Brown, Leonard William Baker
  • Patent number: 8579359
    Abstract: A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer includes a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the trailer to extend below a side wall of the trailer along a length of the trailer. A mounting bracket assembly of the system is coupled to the side skirt wall and is configured to be coupled to a floor assembly of the trailer. The mounting bracket assembly is configured to tilt laterally outwardly and laterally inwardly with respect to a generally vertical axis parallel to the side wall of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: James Bruce Brown, Leonard William Baker
  • Publication number: 20130270857
    Abstract: A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer includes a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the trailer to extend below a side wall of the trailer along a length of the trailer. A mounting bracket assembly of the system is coupled to the side skirt wall and is configured to be coupled to a floor assembly of the trailer. The mounting bracket assembly is configured to tilt laterally outwardly and laterally inwardly with respect to a generally vertical axis parallel to the side wall of the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: James Bruce Brown, Leonard William Baker
  • Publication number: 20130134097
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a versatile fluid treatment system which includes: a mobile device; a track system connected to the mobile device; one or more treatment vessels removably attached to the track system, each treatment vessel comprising a treatment material disposed inside the treatment vessel, at least one fluid inlet, and at least one fluid outlet; an input conduit that receives a fluid to be treated, the input conduit in fluid communication with the fluid inlet on the treatment vessel; and an output conduit in fluid communication with the fluid outlet on the treatment vessel, the output conduit receives treated fluid from the treatment vessels via the fluid outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: INFILCO DEGREMONT, INC.
    Inventors: Richard OBERHOLTZER, Bruce BROWN, Tim ANDERSON, Daron JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8398150
    Abstract: A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer includes a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the trailer to extend below a side wall of the trailer along a length of the trailer. A mounting bracket assembly of the system is coupled to the side skirt wall and is configured to be coupled to a floor assembly of the trailer. The mounting bracket assembly is configured to tilt laterally outwardly and laterally inwardly with respect to a generally vertical axis parallel to the side wall of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: James Bruce Brown, Leonard William Baker
  • Patent number: 8337816
    Abstract: A dry powder pharmaceutical composition comprising (i) a medicament particle fraction comprising medicament particles with an aerodynamic diameter no greater than 10 ?m; and (ii) at least 50% of a non-respirable excipient fraction comprising low density excipient particles with an aerodynamic diameter greater than 10 ?m and a geometric diameter greater than 30 ?m. In additional embodiments of the invention, the pharmaceutical composition includes a respirable excipient fraction comprising excipient particles with an aerodynamic diameter no greater than 10 ?m. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the non-respirable excipient particles include pores adapted to receive a portion of the respirable excipient fraction and/or the medicament fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Bruce Brown, Michael Mary Van Oort
  • Patent number: 8316576
    Abstract: A fishing lure for producing a desired sound as the lure sinks in a fluid has a proximal end and a distal end, a first side wall and a second side wall between the proximal end and the distal end, and an upper surface and a lower surface between the proximal end and the distal end. A central chamber is positioned in the body between the lower surface and the upper surface and intermediate the front end and the rear end of the body. A rib is positioned in the central chamber proximate the lower surface. An upper weight and a lower weight are housed in the central chamber, with the lower weight detachably lodged proximate the rib in the central chamber. The upper weight pivots about the lower central weight as the lure sinks in the fluid to generate the desired sound vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Brown
  • Publication number: 20120200113
    Abstract: A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer includes a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the trailer to extend below a side wall of the trailer along a length of the trailer. A mounting bracket assembly of the system is coupled to the side skirt wall and is configured to be coupled to a floor assembly of the trailer. The mounting bracket assembly is configured to tilt laterally outwardly and laterally inwardly with respect to a generally vertical axis parallel to the side wall of the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: James Bruce Brown, Leonard William Baker
  • Patent number: 8177286
    Abstract: A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer includes a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the trailer to extend below a side wall of the trailer along a length of the trailer. A mounting bracket assembly of the system is coupled to the side skirt wall and is configured to be coupled to a floor assembly of the trailer. The mounting bracket assembly is configured to tilt laterally outwardly and laterally inwardly with respect to a generally vertical axis parallel to the side wall of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: James Bruce Brown, Leonard William Baker
  • Patent number: 7827730
    Abstract: A fishing lure includes a rattle that is adjustable between a rattling mode and a muted mode. The fishing lure includes a body having an outer surface and an inner surface. Inside the body is a rattle chamber and a muted chamber, with a channel connecting the rattle chamber with the muted chamber. The rattle is moveable between the muted chamber and the rattle chamber to determine when rattling is available and when the rattle is muted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Jensen, Bruce Brown
  • Publication number: 20100264690
    Abstract: A side skirt system for reducing drag on a trailer includes a side skirt wall configured to be coupled to one side of the trailer to extend below a side wall of the trailer along a length of the trailer. A mounting bracket assembly of the system is coupled to the side skirt wall and is configured to be coupled to a floor assembly of the trailer. The mounting bracket assembly is configured to tilt laterally outwardly and laterally inwardly with respect to a generally vertical axis parallel to the side wall of the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: James Bruce Brown, Leonard William Baker
  • Publication number: 20100070925
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices present information on a display in response to a user input received from an input device. One or more options are presented in a first portion of a user interface on the display, and a first user input indicating one of the options is received. In response to the first user input, a sub-menu of options associated with the indicated one of the first list of options is presented in a second portion of the user interface. In response to a second user input selecting the indicated one of the options, the sub-menu of options is presented in the first portion of the user interface. The various methods, systems and devices may be implemented in a media catcher system that selects and presents media content from one or more different sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: SLING MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Einaudi, Robert Bruce Brown
  • Patent number: 7547749
    Abstract: In various embodiments the present invention comprises 2,4,6-trisubstituted-1,3,5-triazine capping agents comprising one, two, or three leaving groups as substituents with any remaining substituents being essentially inert to reaction with a nucleophilic group on a polymer or monomer, or reactive with a nucleophilic group on a polymer or monomer at a slower rate than any leaving group. The invention also comprises polymers or monomers with nucleophilic groups capped with a triazine moiety. Still other embodiments of the invention comprise processes for capping nucleophilic groups in a polymer or monomer which comprises combining and reacting the polymer or monomer with a triazine-comprising capping agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: SABIC Innovative Platics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Sterling Bruce Brown, Hans-Peter Brack, James Anthony Cella, Dennis Karlik
  • Publication number: 20080010716
    Abstract: A garment worn to assist in the relief of discomfort and provide support to a surgical patient is provided. The garment includes a body having a front side and a rear side. The front side has a front surface, a rear surface and a top edge. A pouch is secured to the front surface and is capable of accommodating and securing an ice pack therein. A compartment is secured directly to the rear surface of the front side and is capable of supporting a scrotum of the patient. The compartment is provided a predetermined distance below the top edge of the front side. The compartment has an opening along a top edge to allow entry of the scrotum of the patient therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: BRUCE BROWN, RON ZITTLER
  • Patent number: 7235611
    Abstract: In various embodiments the present invention comprises 2,4,6-trisubstituted-1,3,5-triazine capping agents comprising one, two, or three leaving groups as substituents with any remaining substituents being essentially inert to reaction with a nucleophilic group on a polymer or monomer, or reactive with a nucleophilic group on a polymer or monomer at a slower rate than any leaving group. The invention also comprises polymers or monomers with nucleophilic groups capped with a triazine moiety. Still other embodiments of the invention comprise processes for capping nucleophilic groups in a polymer or monomer which comprises combining and reacting the polymer or monomer with a triazine-comprising capping agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sterling Bruce Brown, Hans Peter Brack, James Anthony Cella, Dennis Karlik