Patents by Inventor Charles L. Patrick

Charles L. Patrick 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: 20220233097
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a sensing device for measuring oxygen concentration cycles in breath is disclosed. The sensing device includes a laser configured to emit light at an A-band of oxygen, a lens configured to collimate the light, and a multi-pass cell configured to contain a replaceable sample cell. The light passes through the multi-pass cell and is attenuated by oxygen in the sample cell. The sensing device further includes a photodetector configurated to convert the attenuated light into an electrical signal, and a lock-in amplifier or an equivalent processing circuit configured to determine oxygen concentration from the electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Charles L. Patrick, Jonas Westberg, Gerard Wysocki
  • Patent number: 4634154
    Abstract: A lightweight pup joint comprising a length of pipe with male and female union subs on the ends and having integral metallic fluid contacting components. The pipe is formed with a minimum wall thickness required for the intended pressure rating and includes a radially enlarged portion on one end to form a male sub. The other end of the pipe includes a small radial flange sized so a union nut can be moved over the flange. A split female sub is assembled over the flange and held together by a snap ring. An annular sealing member seals gaps between portions of the female sub, seals an interface between the flange and the female sub, and seals a gap between the flange and a male sub of an adjacent pipe. At least one ear on the pipe fits into a slot in the female sub to prevent rotation of the female sub when the union nut is threaded onto the female sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Vas D. Arora, William A. Gill, Charles L. Patrick