Patents by Inventor Daniel T. Thompson

Daniel T. Thompson 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: 10400765
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a gear pump rotor assembly that includes a rotor body, a rotor head having a plurality of gear teeth and being connected to the rotor body, at least one connector extending between the rotor body and the rotor head, at least one radial deformation control member that extends into at least one gear tooth of the rotor head and reduces the radial deformation of the rotor head relative to the rotor body when a change in temperature causes radial deformation of the rotor body and rotor head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PeopleFlo Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Blankemeier, Jorge G. Murphy, Clark J. Shafer, Michael P. Thompson, Daniel T. Turner
  • Patent number: 10378165
    Abstract: A guardrail crash absorbing assembly including overlapping elongated upstream and downstream rail panels, an impact head for sliding an upstream rail panel relative to a downstream panel when impacted by a vehicle, and a cutting tooth with a cutting tooth portion having a cutting surface and a hook structure for cutting and splitting the downstream rail panel upon vehicle impact on the impact head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lindsay Transportation Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerrit A. Dyke, Jeffrey M. Thompson, Daniel Paul Decayanan Loya, Alvaro E. Morales Flores, Jason T. Lim, Scott G. Kroeker, Marco Anghileri
  • Publication number: 20190187395
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module including a rack mount portion, a center portion, and a main housing portion. The rack mount portion is stationarily coupled to the frame, the center portion is slidably coupled to the rack mount portion along a sliding direction, and the main housing portion is slidably coupled to the center portion along the sliding direction. The main housing portion of the fiber optic module includes fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the frame. The center portion of the fiber optic module includes a radius limiter for guiding cables between the main housing portion and the frame, the center portion also including a latch for unlatching the center portion for slidable movement. Slidable movement of the center portion with respect to the rack mount portion moves the main housing portion with respect to the frame along the sliding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Thomas Marcouiller, Oscar Fernando Bran de León, Matthew Holmberg, Timothy Jon Haataja, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Soutsada Vongseng, Darren Chen, Patrick J. Thompson, John T. Pfarr, Kristofer Bolster, Brent Campbell, Raul Mario Saucedo, Gustavo Cano, Scott C. Sievers
  • Patent number: 10322497
    Abstract: A tool that broadly includes a first drive end and a ratchet gear disposed in the first drive end. The ratchet gear includes a receiving portion adapted to engage a work piece for providing torque to the working piece. First and second pawls each including pawl teeth are selectively engageable with the ratchet gear. The first and second pawls each include a relief portion on a side opposite the pawl teeth. A first bias member is engaged with the relief portions and limits movement of the first and second pawls away from the ratchet gear during use of the tool, thereby reducing an amount of ratcheting arc of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher D Thompson, Daniel M Eggert, David T Ross
  • Publication number: 20190137716
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications device includes a frame and a fiber optic module including a rack mount portion, a center portion, and a main housing portion. The rack mount portion is stationarily coupled to the frame, the center portion is slidably coupled to the rack mount portion along a sliding direction, and the main housing portion is slidably coupled to the center portion along the sliding direction. The main housing portion of the fiber optic module includes fiber optic connection locations for connecting cables to be routed through the frame. The center portion of the fiber optic module includes a radius limiter for guiding cables between the main housing portion and the frame, the center portion also including a latch for unlatching the center portion for slidable movement. Slidable movement of the center portion with respect to the rack mount portion moves the main housing portion with respect to the frame along the sliding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Thomas Marcouiller, Oscar Fernando Bran de León, Matthew Holmberg, Timothy Jon Haataja, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Soutsada Vongseng, Darren Chen, Patrick J. Thompson, John T. Pfarr, Kristofer Bolster, Brent Campbell, Raul Mario Saucedo, Gustavo Cano, Scott E. Sievers
  • Patent number: 8315055
    Abstract: There is provided a heat dissipating device. An exemplary heat dissipating device comprises a thermally conductive plate that is adapted to be disposed adjacent to at least one heat generating device. The thermally conductive plate has surface features configured to promote turbulent airflow over the thermally conductive plate, the thickness of the surface features being approximately equal to or less than the thickness of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Shailesh N. Joshi, Wen-Chieh Tang, Daniel T. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110007476
    Abstract: There is provided a heat dissipating device. An exemplary heat dissipating device comprises a thermally conductive plate that is adapted to be disposed adjacent to at least one heat generating device. The thermally conductive plate has surface features configured to promote turbulent airflow over the thermally conductive plate, the thickness of the surface features being approximately equal to or less than the thickness of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Shailesh N. Joshi, Wen-Chieh Tang, Daniel T. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7241096
    Abstract: A captive screw for use in electronic assemblies includes a screw with a shaft having a pair of spaced grooves and a cover captivating the screw and for attaching the captive screw. A knob for rotating the screw can be moved along the shaft between an extended position and a lowered position corresponding to the grooves on the shaft, and releasably locked to the shaft in either position. A lock wafer is used to secure the knob to the shaft. A release button with a large head actuates the lock wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignees: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., Southco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly K. Smith, Ismael Rodriguez, Loic J. Cloarec, Daniel T. Thompson
  • Patent number: 6985358
    Abstract: The present invention is a fan tray assembly in a computer chassis which allows fan assemblies to be removed and installed without shutting down the computer device. The fan tray assembly includes two or more fan assemblies for cooling the interior of the chassis. The fan tray assembly has a first position in which the fan tray assembly is received in the chassis and an extended position in which the fan tray assembly extends from an opening in the chassis. The fan tray assembly has an endplate, a left side, a right side, and at least one of the sides includes one or more slots for receiving a fan assembly. A hot tap board mounted to the fan tray assembly is connected to a power cable. The fan assemblies are hot tap connected to the hot tap board. The present invention allows the fan assembly to be removed without shutting down the device by extending the fan tray assembly from the computer chassis and removing the fan assembly from the fan tray assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel T. Thompson, Kevin Conn, Erik Robert Nielsen, Robert J. Hastings
  • Patent number: 6882540
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an enclosure for mounting one or more electronic units to a substrate, such as a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Conn, Daniel T. Thompson, Kelly K. Smith, Karl J. Dobler
  • Publication number: 20040223308
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an enclosure for mounting one or more electronic units to a substrate, such as a printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Kevin D. Conn, Daniel T. Thompson, Kelly K. Smith, Karl J. Dobler
  • Publication number: 20040217073
    Abstract: A rail system is described for use in a rack. The rail system comprises a rail having a self-locking mechanism to lock the rail to a rack. Additionally, the rail comprises a length adjustment mechanism that enables selective length adjustments based on the depth of the rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Karl J. Dobler, Kelly K. Smith, Daniel T. Thompson, Kevin D. Conn
  • Patent number: 6790068
    Abstract: A self-locking mechanism usable in conjunction with a printed circuit assembly (PCA). The self-locking mechanism generally comprises a central actuator, a pair of sliding members on either side of the actuator and one rotating lock member associated with each sliding member. The actuator, sliding members and rotating members preferably are mounted to a top edge of a vertically-mounted circuit board thereby forming the printed circuit assembly. The printed circuit assembly can only be removed from its host system after the actuator is turned to an unlocked position and then the sliding members are slid toward the actuator thereby causing the rotating lock members to disengage from their locked position. Turning the actuator also causes a signal to be asserted to the host system to disable power to the PCA. Upon installing the PCA, no power is provided to the PCA until it has been fully installed and the actuator locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul E. Westphall, Robert J. Hastings, Daniel T. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20040164208
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting cables. In some embodiments, the cable support system comprises a first member and a movable pin. The first member may be secured to a cable support arm. The first member also may be adapted to be disposed against a second member. The second member may be secured to a movable device or a fixed member. The first member may be adapted to prevent transverse displacement of the first and second members when the first member is displaced laterally to a first position relative to the second member. The movable pin may be adapted to block lateral displacement of the first and second members, when the first member is displaced in the first position relative to the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Erik R. Nielson, Kelly K. Smith, Karl J. Dobler, Daniel T. Thompson, Kevin D. Conn
  • Patent number: 6754074
    Abstract: A server, or other electronic device, includes a handle mated with the server. The server slides into and mates with a chassis. The handle is formed to provide a central opening through which visual and physical access is provided to a portion of the server, and preferably a portion of the server on which user interactive components are provided. Such components may one or more include status indicators, one or more user activated controls and one or more connectors. The opening permits the user to see the status indicators, which may comprise LEDs, activate the controls and connect an external cable to the server. The handle also is mated to the server via a hinge and a locking mechanism. With the locking mechanism is disengaged, the handle pivots away from the server. The user can then grip and further pivot the handle and pull the server out of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Belgie B. McClelland, II, Scott R. Gant, Daniel T. Thompson, Erik R. Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20040106318
    Abstract: A self-locking mechanism usable in conjunction with a printed circuit assembly (PCA). The self-locking mechanism generally comprises a central actuator, a pair of sliding members on either side of the actuator and one rotating lock member associated with each sliding member. The actuator, sliding members and rotating members preferably are mounted to a top edge of a vertically-mounted circuit board thereby forming the printed circuit assembly. The printed circuit assembly can only be removed from its host system after the actuator is turned to an unlocked position and then the sliding members are slid toward the actuator thereby causing the rotating lock members to disengage from their locked position. Turning the actuator also causes a signal to be asserted to the host system to disable power to the PCA. Upon installing the PCA, no power is provided to the PCA until it has been fully installed and the actuator locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul E. Westphall, Robert J. Hastings, Daniel T. Thompson
  • Patent number: 6735091
    Abstract: A printed circuit board retainer to direct the movement of a printed circuit board during installation into an enclosure. In a relaxed position, the retainer forms a barrier to the withdrawal of the printed circuit board from the enclosure. The printed circuit board retainer may be displaced from its relaxed position and locked in an open position to facilitate installation and withdrawal of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: George D. Megason, Daniel T. Thompson, Joseph R. Allen
  • Publication number: 20040075983
    Abstract: The present invention is a fan tray assembly in a computer chassis which allows fan assemblies to be removed and installed without shutting down the computer device. The fan tray assembly includes two or more fan assemblies for cooling the interior of the chassis. The fan tray assembly has a first position in which the fan tray assembly is received in the chassis and an extended position in which the fan tray assembly extends from an opening in the chassis. The fan tray assembly has an endplate, a left side, a right side, and at least one of the sides includes one or more slots for receiving a fan assembly. A hot tap board mounted to the fan tray assembly is connected to a power cable. The fan assemblies are hot tap connected to the hot tap board. The present invention allows the fan assembly to be removed without shutting down the device by extending the fan tray assembly from the computer chassis and removing the fan assembly from the fan tray assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Daniel T. Thompson, Kevin Conn, Erik Robert Nielsen, Robert J. Hastings
  • Patent number: 6714411
    Abstract: The present invention is a fan tray assembly in a computer chassis which allows fan assemblies to be removed and installed without shutting down the computer device. The fan tray assembly includes two or more fan assemblies for cooling the interior of the chassis. The fan tray assembly has a first position in which the fan tray assembly is received in the chassis and an extended position in which the fan tray assembly extends from an opening in the chassis. The fan tray assembly has an end plate, a left side, and a right side, and at least one of the sides includes one or more slots for receiving a fan assembly. A hot tap board mounted to the fan tray assembly is connected to a power cable. The fan assemblies are hot tap connected to the hot tap board. The present invention allows the fan assembly to be removed without shutting down the device by extending the fan tray assembly from the computer chassis and removing the fan assembly from the fan tray assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel T. Thompson, Kevin Conn, Erik Robert Nielsen, Robert J. Hastings
  • Publication number: 20040047128
    Abstract: A server, or other electronic device, includes a handle mated with the server. The server slides into and mates with a chassis. The handle is formed to provide a central opening through which visual and physical access is provided to a portion of the server, and preferably a portion of the server on which user interactive components are provided. Such components may one or more include status indicators, one or more user activated controls and one or more connectors. The opening permits the user to see the status indicators, which may comprise LEDs, activate the controls and connect an external cable to the server. The handle also is mated to the server via a hinge and a locking mechanism. With the locking mechanism is disengaged, the handle pivots away from the server. The user can then grip and further pivot the handle and pull the server out of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P.
    Inventors: Belgie B. McClelland, Scott R. Gant, Daniel T. Thompson, Erik R. Nielsen