Patents by Inventor Clifford Gordon

Clifford Gordon 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: 20150369573
    Abstract: An explosives detonator system includes a detonator housing within which is provided a detonation circuit that includes a conductive pathway having a fuse head integrated therewith such that the conductive pathway passes along both electrodes and a resistive bridge of the fuse head. An uncharged chargeable voltage source is also integrated with the detonation circuit and is electrically sensitive to a charging property which is included in a charging signal. Exposure to the charging property charges the voltage source, thereby rendering it capable of generating a potential difference between the electrodes at least to equal the breakdown voltage of the resistive bridge. The charging property is any one or more of a charging light pulse, a charging temperature, a charging pressure and a charging radio frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: AEL Mining Services Limited
    Inventors: Elmar Muller, Pieter Stephanus Jacobus Halliday, Clifford Gordon Morgan, Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, Glenn Bryant
  • Patent number: 9146084
    Abstract: An explosives detonator system includes a detonator housing within which is provided a detonation circuit that includes a conductive pathway having a fuse head integrated therewith such that the conductive pathway passes along both electrodes and a resistive bridge of the fuse head. An uncharged chargeable voltage source is also integrated with the detonation circuit and is electrically sensitive to a charging property which is included in a charging signal. Exposure to the charging property charges the voltage source, thereby rendering it capable of generating a potential difference between the electrodes at least to equal the breakdown voltage of the resistive bridge. The charging property is any one or more of a charging light pulse, a charging temperature, a charging pressure and a charging radio frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: AEL MINING SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Elmar Muller, Pieter Stephanus Jacobus Halliday, Clifford Gordon Morgan, Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, Glenn Bryant
  • Patent number: 9103644
    Abstract: A signal tube connector which can be used with a number of signal tubes which includes a detonator receiving body and a retention member, wherein a signal tube locating space is formed between opposing surfaces of the body and the member and wherein the retention member is movable relative to the body and can be locked in place with a locking mechanism to retain signal tubes within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: AEL MINING SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Hendrik Cornelius Bezuidenhout, Pieter Stephanus Jacobus Halliday, Clifford Gordon Morgan, Cheryl Lynn Kelly, Andries Matthys Botha
  • Patent number: 9091520
    Abstract: An explosives detonator system for detonating an explosive charge with which it is, in use, arranged in a detonating relationship is provided. On acceptance of a detonation initiating signal having a detonation initiating property, the system initiates and thus detonates the explosive charge. The system includes an initiating device which accepts the detonation initiating signal and initiates and thus detonates the explosive charge. The initiating device is initially in a non-detonation initiating condition, in which it is not capable of accepting the detonation initiating signal. The system also includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) based switching device that detects a switching property of a radio switching signal that is transmitted to the detonator system and switches the initiating device, on detection of the detonation initiating property, to a standby condition in which the initiating device is capable of operatively accepting the detonation initiating signal when it is transmitted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: AEL MINING SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Elmar Muller, Pieter Stephanus Jacobus Halliday, Clifford Gordon Morgan, Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, Glenn Bryant
  • Publication number: 20140305327
    Abstract: A signal tube connector which can be used with a number of signal tubes which includes a detonator receiving body and a retention member, wherein a signal tube locating space is formed between opposing surfaces of the body and the member and wherein the retention member is movable relative to the body and can be locked in place with a locking mechanism to retain signal tubes within the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: AEL MINING SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Hendrik Cornelius Bezuidenhout, Pieter Stephanus Jacobus Halliday, Clifford Gordon Morgan, Cheryl Lynn Kelly, Andries Matthys Botha
  • Patent number: 8857339
    Abstract: An explosives detonator system for detonating an explosive charge with which it is, in use, arranged in a detonating relationship is provided. On acceptance of a detonation initiating signal having a detonation initiating property, the system initiates and thus detonates the explosive charge. The system includes an initiating device which accepts the detonation initiating signal and initiates and thus detonates the explosive charge. The initiating device is initially in a non-detonation initiating condition, in which it is not capable of accepting the detonation initiating signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: AEL Mining Services Limited
    Inventors: Elmar Muller, Pieter Stephanus Jacobus Halliday, Clifford Gordon Morgan, Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, Glenn Bryant
  • Publication number: 20130319276
    Abstract: An explosives detonator system includes a detonator housing within which is provided a detonation circuit that includes a conductive pathway having a fuse head integrated therewith such that the conductive pathway passes along both electrodes and a resistive bridge of the fuse head. An uncharged chargeable voltage source is also integrated with the detonation circuit and is electrically sensitive to a charging property which is included in a charging signal. Exposure to the charging property charges the voltage source, thereby rendering it capable of generating a potential difference between the electrodes at least to equal the breakdown voltage of the resistive bridge. The charging property is any one or more of a charging light pulse, a charging temperature, a charging pressure and a charging radio frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Elmar Muller, Pieter Stephanus Jacobus Halliday, Clifford Gordon Morgan, Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, Glenn Bryant
  • Publication number: 20130255521
    Abstract: An explosives detonator system for detonating an explosive charge with which it is, in use, arranged in a detonating relationship is provided. On acceptance of a detonation initiating signal having a detonation initiating property, the system initiates and thus detonates the explosive charge. The system includes an initiating device which accepts the detonation initiating signal and initiates and thus detonates the explosive charge. The initiating device is initially in a non-detonation initiating condition, in which it is not capable of accepting the detonation initiating signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Elmar Muller, Pieter Stephanus Jacobus Halliday, Clifford Gordon Morgan, Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, Glenn Bryant
  • Publication number: 20130255520
    Abstract: An explosives detonator system for detonating an explosive charge with which it is, in use, arranged in a detonating relationship is provided. On acceptance of a detonation initiating signal having a detonation initiating property, the system initiates and thus detonates the explosive charge. The system includes an initiating device which accepts the detonation initiating signal and initiates and thus detonates the explosive charge. The initiating device is initially in a non-detonation initiating condition, in which it is not capable of accepting the detonation initiating signal. The system also includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) based switching device that detects a switching property of a radio switching signal that is transmitted to the detonator system and switches the initiating device, on detection of the detonation initiating property, to a standby condition in which the initiating device is capable of operatively accepting the detonation initiating signal when it is transmitted thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: AEL Mining Services Limited
    Inventors: Elmar Muller, Pieter Stephanus Jacobus Halliday, Clifford Gordon Morgan, Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher, Xiaojing Zhou, Glenn Bryant
  • Patent number: 8118956
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a pyrotechnic time delay composition includes admixing together a solid oxidizer, a solid fuel and water to form an aqueous slurry. The slurry is transformed into droplets. The droplets are gas-dried to form particles comprising the oxidizer and the fuel, with the particles thus constituting a pyrotechnic delay composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: AEL Mining Services Limited
    Inventors: Clifford Gordon Morgan, Craig Rimmington
  • Publication number: 20100037999
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a pyrotechnic time delay composition includes admixing together a solid oxidizer, a solid fuel and water to form an aqueous slurry. The slurry is transformed into droplets. The droplets are gas-dried to form particles comprising the oxidizer and the fuel, with the particles thus constituting a pyrotechnic delay composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: African Explosives Limited
    Inventors: Clifford Gordon Morgan, Craig Rimmington
  • Publication number: 20090314397
    Abstract: A process for producing a pyrotechnic delay composition includes admixing an oxidizer, a fuel, a surfactant and a liquid, to form a paste or slurry. The paste or slurry is dried to remove the liquid and to obtain a solid product which, if necessary, is rendered into particulate form. Optionally, the solid particulate product is classified to obtain a pyrotechnic delay composition in particulate form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: African Explosives Limited
    Inventors: Clifford Gordon Morgan, Craig Rimmington
  • Patent number: 7337683
    Abstract: A sampling system for separating gaseous samples from a gas stream containing particulate matter and transporting the gaseous samples to a location outside of the flowing gas stream comprises an inertial filter mounted on the end of a hollow probe, the inertial filter positioned within the flowing gaseous stream. The inertial filter comprises a filter media mounted within a tube such that a portion of the particulate-containing gaseous steam flows through an annular space between the filter media and the tube wall, the gas to be sampled passes through the filter media into an inner space and the filtered gas is then delivered through the hollow probe to analytical devices external to the space containing the flowing gas stream, such as a flue stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: M & C Products Analysis Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert H. DeFriez, Clifford Gordon, David Whitcomb, Joseph Gregoria
  • Publication number: 20050241416
    Abstract: A sampling system for separating gaseous samples from a gas stream containing particulate matter and transporting the gaseous samples to a location outside of the flowing gas stream comprises an inertial filter mounted on the end of a hollow probe, the inertial filter positioned within the flowing gaseous stream. The inertial filter comprises a filter media mounted within a tube such that a portion of the particulate-containing gaseous steam flows through an annular space between the filter media and the tube wall, the gas to be sampled passes through the filter media into an inner space and the filtered gas is then delivered through the hollow probe to analytical devices external to the space containing the flowing gas stream, such as a flue stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Herbert DeFriez, Clifford Gordon, David Whitcomb, Joseph Gregoria
  • Patent number: 5272623
    Abstract: An improved method for executing a computer system novel software (SW) pram along with an enhanced series of five different data base logic tables that produce one or more tailored contracting documents (CDs) each with correctly selected Government Agency Regulation clauses (GARCs). In carrying out the method and producing any tailored CD, a multiline item (M/LI) multi-data field (M/DF) configuration table (CT) is formed when a user provides input data as well as from the data base selects categories and selectively answers questions. Then a M/LI M/DF logic test table (LTT) enables logic analysis either by itself as to any line item or in conjunction with a CT or a M/LI M/DF logic test results table (LTRT) all during a SW cycle (SWC). The SWC also permits analysis of certain test results of the LTRT prior to the LTRT coordinating with a logic test name table (LTNT) so as to enable formation of a M/LI M/DF pattern table (PT) having alpha-numeric identification of one or more correctly selected GARCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Don R. Grubb, Clifford Gordon, Neal Crowley
  • Patent number: 4058588
    Abstract: Process for recovering boric acid from a sodium borate-mineral acid reaction product mixture by use of a diluted monohydric alcohol having 6 to 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1977
    Assignee: United States Borax & Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Clifford Gordon Brown, Brian Robert Sanderson