Patents by Inventor Daniel J. Bostwick

Daniel J. Bostwick 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: 20190145558
    Abstract: A clamp for use in joining conduit segments comprising a ring sector and a radially projecting channel sector having first and second straps, first and second compression members, a central compression member, and a fastener wherein upon tightening the fastener, axial forces along the fastener are transferred into clamping forces around the clamp in order to seal the conduit segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Pridgeon & Clay, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Cowham, Michael D. Kozal, Mathews Goveas, Daniel J. Bostwick, Pete R. Wojtas, William Kanouse, Brent Piselli
  • Publication number: 20180238485
    Abstract: A pipe assembly includes a pipe body having a longitudinal axis and an axial end with a first radius, at least one relief slot in the pipe body extending from the axial end, and a deformable bridge, wherein a compressive clamping force on the axial end will cause the deformable bridge to deform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Pridgeon & Clay, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Bostwick, Gregory S. Cowham, William M. Kanouse, Michael D. Kozal, Brent J. Piselli, Peter R. Wojtas
  • Patent number: 9976678
    Abstract: A clamp for use in joining conduit segments comprising a ring sector and a radially projecting channel sector having first and second straps, first and second compression members, a central compression member, and a fastener wherein upon tightening the fastener, axial forces along the fastener are transferred into clamping forces around the clamp in order to seal the conduit segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Pridgeon & Clay, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Cowham, Michael D. Kozal, Mathews Goveas, Daniel J. Bostwick, Chad D. Ham, Pete R. Wojtas, William Kanouse, Brent Piselli
  • Publication number: 20170211732
    Abstract: A clamp for use in joining conduit segments comprising a ring sector and a radially projecting channel sector having first and second straps, first and second compression members, a central compression member, and a fastener wherein upon tightening the fastener, axial forces along the fastener are transferred into clamping forces around the clamp in order to seal the conduit segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Pridgeon & Clay, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Cowham, Michael D. Kozal, Mathews Goveas, Daniel J. Bostwick, Chad D. Ham, Pete R. Wojtas
  • Publication number: 20170211737
    Abstract: A clamp for use in joining conduit segments comprising a ring sector and a radially projecting channel sector having first and second straps, first and second compression members, a central compression member, and a fastener wherein upon tightening the fastener, axial forces along the fastener are transferred into clamping forces around the clamp in order to seal the conduit segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Pridgeon & Clay, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Cowham, Michael D. Kozal, Mathews Goveas, Daniel J. Bostwick
  • Patent number: 7470049
    Abstract: An apparatus including at least one LED mounted to a printed circuit board, a reflector including at least one heat stake, and a mounting plate comprising at least one aperture for receiving the at least one heat stake. The at least one LED is positioned between the reflector and the mounting plate such that the at least one LED is held in position when the at least one heat stake is received within the at least one aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Walser, Kenton J. Ypma, Daniel J. Bostwick, John K. Roberts, Robert Steel, Steven J. Miskelley, Darin D. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 7408694
    Abstract: A mirror assembly includes a housing, an angularly adjustable power pack, wires for supplying power and mirror angle control, an electrochromic mirror subassembly including a heater, and a turn signal device. The components include individual connectors that plug into a multi-prong connector on the bundle of wires, or that piggyback into each other. Optionally, the heater incorporates an internal wire with end connectors for communicating power to opposite sides of the heater, and also includes layers of light-transmitting/diffusing material for diffusing light passing from the turn signal device through the diffusing material. A printed circuit board fits into a pocket in the panel-shaped carrier, and an integral retainer releasably secures the printed circuit board. The power pack is attached to the carrier via a ring of resilient fingers, and a continuous hoop flange prevents distortion of the carrier and in turn of the glass elements in the mirror subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley L. Busscher, Bradley L. Northman, Kenton J. Ypma, Randall J. Beute, John K. Roberts, Wayne M. Jordan, Edward L. DeNave, Daniel J. Bostwick, Randall S. Braun, Gregory A. Bosch, Timothy A. Bonardi
  • Patent number: 7287868
    Abstract: An electrochromic mirror includes an integrated internal plate frame with an electrochromic mirror subassembly adhered to its flat front surface, electrical components supported on a rear with the frame acting as a heat sink and EMI/RFI shield, and a back cover supported on the plate frame. The subassembly is uniformly supported across the front surface of the plate frame for good mirror impact resistance. The mirror is supported by an angularly adjustable ball-and-socket connection. In one embodiment, the ball is formed integrally on the plate frame. The present mirror is surprisingly thin, with at least 50% of the depth dimensions being less than about 3.0 centimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Carter, Wayne Rumsey, Kenton J. Ypma, Daniel J. Bostwick, Jeremy A. Fogg
  • Patent number: 7207702
    Abstract: An apparatus including at least one LED mounted to a printed circuit board, a reflector including at least one heat stake, and a mounting plate comprising at least one aperture for receiving the at least one heat stake. The at least one LED is positioned between the reflector and the mounting plate such that the at least one LED is held in position when the at least one heat stake is received within the at least one aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Walser, Kenton J. Ypma, Daniel J. Bostwick, John K. Roberts, Robert Steel, Steven J. Miskelley, Darin D. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 7196836
    Abstract: A rearview assembly comprising a rearview element, a rearview element support assembly supporting the rearview element and a mount adjacent the housing. The mount is configured to connect the rearview assembly to a windshield. At least one of the rearview element support assembly and the mount comprises a crush bracket having at least two legs adapted to be compressed as a force strikes a front of the rearview element. The crush bracket can include at least one tab contacting a heat emitting component and/or an electrically conductive component of a circuit to provide a heat sink for the heat emitting component or a ground for the electrically conductive component, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick T. Bauer, Daniel J. Bostwick, Wayne J. Rumsey, Robert R. Turnbull, Alan R. Watson
  • Patent number: 7142345
    Abstract: A mirror assembly includes a housing, an angularly adjustable power pack, wires for supplying power and mirror angle control, an electrochromic mirror subassembly including a heater, and a turn signal device. The components include individual connectors that plug into a multi-prong connector on the bundle of wires, or that piggyback into each other. Optionally, the heater incorporates an internal wire with end connectors for communicating power to opposite sides of the heater, and also includes layers of light-transmitting/diffusing material for diffusing light passing from the turn signal device through the diffusing material. A printed circuit board fits into a pocket in the panel-shaped carrier, and an integral retainer releasably secures the printed circuit board. The power pack is attached to the carrier via a ring of resilient fingers, and a continuous hoop flange prevents distortion of the carrier and in turn of the glass elements in the mirror subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy A. Bonardi, Randall J. Beute, Randall S. Braun, Bradley L. Busscher, Kenton J. Ypma, Gregory A. Bosch, Edward L. DeNave, Daniel J. Bostwick, Wayne M. Jordan, John K. Roberts
  • Patent number: 6963438
    Abstract: A mirror assembly includes a housing, an angularly adjustable power pack, wires for supplying power and mirror angle control, an electrochromic mirror subassembly including a heater, and a turn signal device. The components include individual connectors that plug into a multi-prong connector on the bundle of wires, or that piggyback into each other. Optionally, the heater incorporates an internal wire with end connectors for communicating power to opposite sides of the heater, and also includes layers of light-transmitting/diffusing material for diffusing light passing from the turn signal device through the diffusing material. A printed circuit board fits into a pocket in the panel-shaped carrier, and an integral retainer releasably secures the printed circuit board. The power pack is attached to the carrier via a ring of resilient fingers, and a continuous hoop flange prevents distortion of the carrier and in turn of the glass elements in the mirror subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley L. Busscher, Bradley L. Northman, Kenton J. Ypma, Randall J. Beute, John K. Roberts, Wayne M. Jordan, Edward L. DeNave, Daniel J. Bostwick, Randall S. Braun, Gregory A. Bosch, Timothy A. Bonardi
  • Publication number: 20040207940
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror assembly comprising a plate frame, a mirror adjacent a front of the plate frame, a pivot ball connected to the plate frame for pivoting the plate frame, and a mount connected to the pivot ball and configured to be connected to a windshield of a vehicle. At least one of the plate frame, the pivot ball and the mount are made of a material comprising a magnesium alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: John W. Carter, Wayne Rumsey, Kenton J. Ypma, Daniel J. Bostwick, Jeremy A. Fogg
  • Patent number: 6805474
    Abstract: An apparatus including at least one LED mounted to a printed circuit board, a reflector including at least one heat stake, and a mounting plate comprising at least one aperture for receiving the at least one heat stake. The at least one LED is positioned between the reflector and the mounting plate such that the at least one LED is held in position when the at least one heat stake is received within the at least one aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Walser, Kenton J. Ypma, Daniel J. Bostwick, John K. Roberts, Robert Steel, Steven J. Miskelley, Darin D. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20040196577
    Abstract: An electrochromic mirror includes an integrated internal plate frame with an electrochromic mirror subassembly adhered to its flat front surface, electrical components supported on a rear with the frame acting as a heat sink and EMI/RFI shield, and a back cover supported on the plate frame. The subassembly is uniformly supported across the front surface of the plate frame for good mirror impact resistance. The mirror is supported by an angularly adjustable ball-and-socket connection. In one embodiment, the ball is formed integrally on the plate frame. The present mirror is surprisingly thin, with at least 50% of the depth dimensions being less than about 3.0 centimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: John W. Carter, Wayne Rumsey, Kenton J. Ypma, Daniel J. Bostwick, Jeremy A. Fogg
  • Publication number: 20040095632
    Abstract: A mirror assembly includes a housing, an angularly adjustable power pack, wires for supplying power and mirror angle control, an electrochromic mirror subassembly including a heater, and a turn signal device. The components include individual connectors that plug into a multi-prong connector on the bundle of wires, or that piggyback into each other. Optionally, the heater incorporates an internal wire with end connectors for communicating power to opposite sides of the heater, and also includes layers of light-transmitting/diffusing material for diffusing light passing from the turn signal device through the diffusing material. A printed circuit board fits into a pocket in the panel-shaped carrier, and an integral retainer releasably secures the printed circuit board. The power pack is attached to the carrier via a ring of resilient fingers, and a continuous hoop flange prevents distortion of the carrier and in turn of the glass elements in the mirror subassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Bradley L. Busscher, Bradley L. Northman, Kenton J. Ypma, Randall J. Beute, John K. Roberts, Wayne M. Jordan, Edward L. DeNave, Daniel J. Bostwick, Randall S. Braun, Gregory A. Bosch, Timothy A. Bonardi
  • Patent number: 6650457
    Abstract: A mirror assembly includes a housing, an angularly adjustable power pack, wires for supplying power and mirror angle control, an electrochromic mirror subassembly including a heater, and a turn signal device. The components include individual connectors that plug into a multi-prong connector on the bundle of wires, or that piggyback into each other. Optionally, the heater incorporates an internal wire with end connectors for communicating power to opposite sides of the heater, and also includes layers of light-transmitting/diffusing material for diffusing light passing from the turn signal device through the diffusing material. A printed circuit board fits into a pocket in the panel-shaped carrier, and an integral retainer releasably secures the printed circuit board. The power pack is attached to the carrier via a ring of resilient fingers, and a continuous hoop flange prevents distortion of the carrier and in turn of the glass elements in the mirror subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley L. Busscher, Bradley L. Northman, Kenton J. Ypma, Randall J. Beute, John K. Roberts, Wayne M. Jordan, Edward L. DeNave, Daniel J. Bostwick, Randall S. Braun, Gregory A. Bosch, Timothy A. Bonardi
  • Publication number: 20030043590
    Abstract: An apparatus including at least one LED mounted to a printed circuit board, a reflector including at least one heat stake, and a mounting plate comprising at least one aperture for receiving the at least one heat stake. The at least one LED is positioned between the reflector and the mounting plate such that the at least one LED is held in position when the at least one heat stake is received within the at least one aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Walser, Kenton J. Ypma, Daniel J. Bostwick, John K. Roberts, Robert Steel, Steven J. Miskelley, Darin D. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20020171906
    Abstract: A mirror assembly includes a housing, an angularly adjustable power pack, wires for supplying power and mirror angle control, an electrochromic mirror subassembly including a heater, and a turn signal device. The components include individual connectors that plug into a multi-prong connector on the bundle of wires, or that piggyback into each other. Optionally, the heater incorporates an internal wire with end connectors for communicating power to opposite sides of the heater, and also includes layers of light-transmitting/diffusing material for diffusing light passing from the turn signal device through the diffusing material. A printed circuit board fits into a pocket in the panel-shaped carrier, and an integral retainer releasably secures the printed circuit board. The power pack is attached to the carrier via a ring of resilient fingers, and a continuous hoop flange prevents distortion of the carrier and in turn of the glass elements in the mirror subassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Bradley L. Busscher, Bradley L. Northman, Kenton J. Ypma, Randall J. Beute, John K. Roberts, Wayne M. Jordan, Edward L. DeNave, Daniel J. Bostwick, Randall S. Braun, Gregory A. Bosch, Timothy A. Bonardi
  • Patent number: 6068380
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for a vehicle interior rearview mirror of the automatic dimming type includes a vehicle mount having a rearwardly projecting first ball portion, a tube having a first end that receives the first ball portion and a second end including a rearwardly projecting second ball portion fixed with respect to the tube and having a wire hole therethrough, a ball clamp within the tube for engaging the first ball portion, a helical spring for biasing the ball clamp to a clamping relationship with the first ball portion, and a mirror socket for receiving and clamping the second ball portion. The tube of the mounting assembly and the first ball portion are unitary in one embodiment, while another embodiment has the tube and second ball portion provided with flanges that are biased into engagement with each other by the helical spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: James D. Lynn, John W. Carter, Daniel J. Bostwick, James A. DeHaan, Wayne J. Rumsey, Dirk A. VandenBosch