Patents by Inventor Daniel Sears

Daniel Sears 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: 20230286656
    Abstract: A spring-based seat diaphragm may include at least one support diaphragm component. The at least one support diaphragm component may be transversely coupled to the first structural beam and the second structural beam. The spring-based seat diaphragm may include at least one spring. The at least one spring may be proximate to the at least one support diaphragm component. The at least one spring may be parallel to or positioned transverse to the at least one support diaphragm component between the first primary spreader and the second primary spreader. The at least one spring may include a plurality of bends configured to distribute user weight applied to a cushion installed on the aircraft seat over the spring-based seat diaphragm. The spring-based seat diaphragm may be configured to support an aft portion of the cushion. The first structural beam may be configured to support a forward portion of the cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher D. Adcock, Charles Zurian, Dean Sears, Daniel I. Udriste
  • Patent number: 11691738
    Abstract: A spring-based seat diaphragm may include at least one support diaphragm component. The at least one support diaphragm component may be transversely coupled to the first structural beam and the second structural beam. The spring-based seat diaphragm may include at least one spring. The at least one spring may be proximate to the at least one support diaphragm component. The at least one spring may be parallel to or positioned transverse to the at least one support diaphragm component between the first primary spreader and the second primary spreader. The at least one spring may include a plurality of bends configured to distribute user weight applied to a cushion installed on the aircraft seat over the spring-based seat diaphragm. The spring-based seat diaphragm may be configured to support an aft portion of the cushion. The first structural beam may be configured to support a forward portion of the cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Adcock, Charles Zurian, Dean Sears, Daniel I. Udriste
  • Publication number: 20060251606
    Abstract: Methods of cleansing skin comprise the steps of contacting the skin with a cleansing compositions comprising a fatty ester in combination with a lipid, and either rinsing the composition from the skin with water or wiping the composition from the skin with a dry or damp substrate. The cleansing compositions can comprise at least 8%, by weight of the composition, of fatty ester and/or further comprise a nonionic surfactant and less than about 50%, by weight of the composition, of an alcohol solvent such as ethanol, isopropanol, or mixtures thereof. The methods and compositions provide skin cleansing and hydration benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Timothy Coffindaffer, Mannie Clapp, Dennis Kuhlman, Kenneth Kyte, Daniel Sears, Barbara Williams
  • Publication number: 20060239953
    Abstract: A rinsable personal care composition comprises (a) 0 to 75 weight percent of a surfactant; (b) 0.01 to 99 weight percent of a skin benefit agent comprising a high modulus lipid and an ester; and (c) 0 to 99 weight percent water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Mannie Clapp, Rebecca Taylor, Timothy Coffindaffer, Colin McHugh, Dennis Kuhlman, Daniel Sears, Kenneth Kyte
  • Publication number: 20050202068
    Abstract: A disposable nonwoven mitt is adapted to be retained on a user's finger(s) during use. The disposable nonwoven mitt can be associated with a personal care composition. The disposable, nonwoven mitts can be useful for cleansing and/or treating the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces. These mitts can be used by the consumer by either wetting a substantially dry mitt with water and then rubbing the mitt against the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces, or taking a wet, disposable, nonwoven mitt and rubbing against the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces or taking a moist, disposable, nonwoven mitt and rubbing against the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Erik Hasenoehrl, Junko Matsumoto, Daniel Sears
  • Patent number: 4569235
    Abstract: A portable, sequential air sampler having an easily transportable housing containing therein a plurality of interrelated components which allow the air sampler to operate by either battery or "line" power as well as maintain the flow rate through the sampling media substantially constant. The components include a vacuum pump and rotary valve which are capable of sequentially drawing air through the sampling media. In addition, a flow rate control system is operably connected to the vacuum pump in order to maintain the substantially constant flow rate through the sampling media. The air sampler can vary initiation of the sampling operation from 1-999 minutes while varying the sequence of sampling from 1-99 minutes, and, yet, maintai substantially constant air flow throughout the air sampling procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: James P. Conkle, Daniel Sears, James A. Hicks
  • Patent number: 4135548
    Abstract: The liquid nitrogen level in a flask is controlled by the degree of immersion of two sensing coils of copper wire in the liquid nitrogen activating a solid state switching circuit which controls a liquid nitrogen inlet flow valve. Manual override and sensor fault indication is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Daniel Sears