Patents by Inventor Dennis Deans

Dennis Deans 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: 10556266
    Abstract: A tool including a pair of rails is attachable to the inside surface of the skin panel. A housing is pivotally and slidably connected between the pair of rails. The housing is pivotable about a first axis and is slidable along grooves in the pair of rails. The housing has a first end and a second end opposite each other. The tool includes a rod having a third end and a fourth end, the third end attached to and extending from the first end of the housing. The tool also includes a pressure foot attached to the fourth end of the housing. The pressure foot includes a curved ankle integrally formed with a flat flange, the curved ankle curving into the flat flange. The pressure foot is configured to apply pressure along a portion of the inside surface of the skin panel when the housing is in a vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert Dean Dixon, William Ryan Cooper, Zachary David Talus, Christopher E. Plass, Lane W. Fuglevand, Ronald Steven Hetzel, Dennis R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10551573
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector sub-assembly includes a ferrule having a front end, a rear end, and a ferrule bore extending between the front and rear ends along a longitudinal axis. The fiber optic connector sub-assembly also includes a bonding agent disposed in the ferrule bore and having first and second ends along the longitudinal axis. The bonding agent has been melted and solidified at the first and second ends without there being an optical fiber present in the ferrule bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Rebecca Lynn Burt, Jeffrey Dean Danley, Darrin Max Miller, Dennis Craig Morrison
  • Patent number: 10441247
    Abstract: A single element ultrasound transducer is fabricated from a laminate plate which produces multiple transducer elements simultaneously. The laminate plate includes the piezo ceramic, matching layer, and backing layer with rear electrode. The laminate plate is diced while mounted on nitto tape to retain the individual elements in position after dicing. The sides of the elements are covered with an insulating coating, which permits the transducer elements to be surface mounted on flex circuit by bonding the rear electrode to a signal conductor of the flex circuit and the matching layer to a return conductor by metallically coating the mounted transducer element and return conductor on the flex circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Dennis Dean Clark, Barry Carl Scheirer
  • Publication number: 20190227243
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector sub-assembly includes a ferrule having a front end, a rear end, and a ferrule bore extending between the front and rear ends along a longitudinal axis. The fiber optic connector sub-assembly also includes a bonding agent disposed in the ferrule bore and having first and second ends along the longitudinal axis. The bonding agent has been melted and solidified at the first and second ends without there being an optical fiber present in the ferrule bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Rebecca Lynn Burt, Jeffrey Dean Danley, Darrin Max Miller, Dennis Craig Morrison
  • Publication number: 20190210095
    Abstract: A tool including a pair of rails is attachable to the inside surface of the skin panel. A housing is pivotally and slidably connected between the pair of rails. The housing is pivotable about a first axis and is slidable along grooves in the pair of rails. The housing has a first end and a second end opposite each other. The tool includes a rod having a third end and a fourth end, the third end attached to and extending from the first end of the housing. The tool also includes a pressure foot attached to the fourth end of the housing. The pressure foot includes a curved ankle integrally formed with a flat flange, the curved ankle curving into the flat flange. The pressure foot is configured to apply pressure along a portion of the inside surface of the skin panel when the housing is in a vertical position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Dean Dixon, William Ryan Cooper, Zachary David Talus, Christopher E. Plass, Lane W. Fuglevand, Ronald Steven Hetzel, Dennis R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10259596
    Abstract: Apparatus (88) for mounting a nut plate (4) on an aircraft part and then masking the nut plate during painting of the aircraft part (6) containing the nut plate (4), which apparatus (88) comprises: (i) the nut plate (4); (ii) a first bore (10) which extends through the nut plate (4); (iii) a masking formation (8) which is made of a rigid plastics material; (iv) a second bore (52) which extends through the masking formation (8); and (v) a mandrel (68) which is made of a flexible material and which extends through the first and second bores (10, 52), and the apparatus (88) being such that: (vi) the masking formation (8) comprises a body portion (14), a masking portion (16) which is positioned at one end of the body portion (14) and which extends radially outwardly beyond the body portion (14), and a skirt portion (20) which is positioned at a periphery (22) of the masking portion (16) and which extends from a first face (24) of the masking portion (16) and away from the body portion (14); (vii) the body po
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Corsaire Components Ltd
    Inventor: Dennis Dean Stinson
  • Patent number: 10232397
    Abstract: Apparatus (42) for masking a nut plate (4) during painting of an aircraft part (6) containing the nut plate (4), comprising: (i) a masking formation (8) which is made of a rigid plastics material; (ii) a bore (10) which extends axially through the masking formation (8); and (iii) a mandrel (12) which is made of a flexible material and which extends through the bore (10) and projects beyond the masking formation (8), and the apparatus (42) being such that the masking formation (8) comprises a body portion (14), a masking portion (16), and a skirt portion (20); there are no supporting formations which extend between the body portion (14) and a face (30) of the masking portion (16) and which would act to provide unwanted masking of areas of parts of the aircraft being painted; and the body portion (14) and/or the masking portion (16) are provided with internal integral reinforcing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Corsaire Components Ltd
    Inventor: Dennis Dean Stinson
  • Patent number: 10189053
    Abstract: A curved high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducer comprising a curved piezoelectric array having opposite convex and concave surfaces, the concave surface being a transmitting surface, and a plurality of acoustic transmission areas, a plurality of electrodes located on the surfaces of the curved piezoelectric array for applying electrical transmit signals to the acoustic transmission areas, and a unitary, continuously formed curved matching layer pre-formed to the desired curvature of the curved transducer array and bonded to the transmitting surface of the curved piezoelectric array which provides acoustic matching and electrical isolation for the transmitting surface of the curved piezoelectric array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Dennis Dean Clark, Barry C. Scheirer, Ryan Manning, Haifeng Wang
  • Publication number: 20180173848
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention utilize a graph-based approach for simulating genomic datasets from large scale populations. Genomic data may be represented as a directed acyclic graph (DAG) that incorporates individual sample data including variant type, position, and zygosity. A simulator may operate on the DAG to generate variant datasets based on probabilistic traversal of the DAG. This probabilistic traversal reflects genomic variant types associated with the subpopulation used to build the DAG, and as a result, the generated variant datasets maintain statistical fidelity to the original sample data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Agata Foryciarz, Dennis A. Dean, II
  • Publication number: 20180125461
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe including an active thermal management system is disclosed. The active thermal management system may include a fluid chamber coupled to a transducer assembly of the ultrasound probe. The fluid chamber may include a coolant that may dissipate heat from the transducer assembly. The active thermal management system may further include a heat sink coupled to the fluid chamber and thermal management system. The heat sink may include fins that extend into the coolant. The coolant may be a liquid or a gas. The coolant may be circulated within the fluid chamber by a circulation device. The circulation device may be a pump, a fan, or an impeller. An ultrasound probe may further include a window that forms an enclosure over the lens of the transducer assembly. The enclosure may be fluidly coupled to the fluid chamber and filled with coolant to dissipate heat from the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: DENNIS DEAN CLARK, JEFFREY SCOTT HART, RYAN MANNING
  • Publication number: 20170197733
    Abstract: Apparatus (88) for mounting a nut plate (4) on an aircraft part and then masking the nut plate during painting of the aircraft part (6) containing the nut plate (4), which apparatus (88) comprises: (i) the nut plate (4); (ii) a first bore (10) which extends through the nut plate (4); (iii) a masking formation (8) which is made of a rigid plastics material; (iv) a second bore (52) which extends through the masking formation (8); and (v) a mandrel (68) which is made of a flexible material and which extends through the first and second bores (10, 52), and the apparatus (88) being such that: (vi) the masking formation (8) comprises a body portion (14), a masking portion (16) which is positioned at one end of the body portion (14) and which extends radially outwardly beyond the body portion (14), and a skirt portion (20) which is positioned at a periphery (22) of the masking portion (16) and which extends from a first face (24) of the masking portion (16) and away from the body portion (14); (vii) the body po
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventor: Dennis Dean Stinson
  • Patent number: 9555268
    Abstract: An ultrasonic HIFU transducer (120) has a threaded opening into which a modular cavitation sensor (90) is removably located. The modular cavitation sensor includes a modular housing (92) containing a piezoelectric transducer for sensing acoustic signals indicative of cavitation. The modular cavitation sensor has electrodes (96,98) which engage spring contacts (112,114) in the threaded opening when the modular housing is screwed into the threaded opening. A damaged sensor can be unscrewed and replaced simply without connectors or soldering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Dennis Dean Clark
  • Publication number: 20160262724
    Abstract: A single element ultrasound transducer is fabricated from a laminate plate which produces multiple transducer elements simultaneously. The laminate plate includes the piezo ceramic, matching layer, and backing layer with rear electrode. The laminate plate is diced while mounted on nitto tape to retain the individual elements in position after dicing. The sides of the elements are covered with an insulating coating, which permits the transducer elements to be surface mounted on flex circuit by bonding the rear electrode to a signal conductor of the flex circuit and the matching layer to a return conductor by metallically coating the mounted transducer element and return conductor on the flex circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Dennis Dean CLARK, Barry Carl SCHEIRER
  • Publication number: 20160258234
    Abstract: An element pressure release system includes a mandrel having at least one groove or recess and a retainer having at least one window passing through the retainer. The retainer extends around a perimeter of the at least one window. A lug is positioned in the at least one window of the retainer, and a wedge is configured to engage a casing slip and the lug such that, when the element pressure release system is in a coupled position, the lug is capable of transferring a force from the retainer to the wedge and the casing slip. The element pressure release system is positionable in a decoupled position in which the mandrel is moved to align the at least one groove or recess with the lug to allow the lug to become disengaged from the wedge and thereby no longer transfer the force from the retainer to the wedge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Dean Rood
  • Patent number: 9393597
    Abstract: A curved high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducer comprising a plurality of curved composite ceramic piezoelectric tiles having opposite convex and concave surfaces, each tile having electrodes on the surfaces electrically coupled to the composite ceramic piezoelectric material, and a plurality of acoustic transmission areas located on each tile and actuated through electrodes on the convex surface, the transmission areas and electrodes being acoustically separated from surrounding areas by cuts into the composite ceramic piezoelectric material, the plurality of tiles fitting together to form a substantially continuous curved composite piezoelectric surface which transmits HIFU acoustic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Dennis Dean Clark
  • Publication number: 20160136673
    Abstract: Apparatus (42) for masking a nut plate (4) during painting of an aircraft part (6) containing the nut plate (4), comprising:) (i) a masking formation (8) which is made of a rigid plastics material; (ii) a bore (10) which extends axially through the masking formation (8); and (iii) a mandrel (12) which is made of a flexible material and which extends through the bore (10) and projects beyond the masking formation (8), and the apparatus (42) being such that the masking formation (8) comprises a body portion (14), a masking portion (16), and a skirt portion (20); there are no supporting formations which extend between the body portion (14) and a face (30) of the masking portion (16) and which would act to provide unwanted masking of areas of parts of the aircraft being painted; and the body portion (14) and/or the masking portion (16) are provided with internal integral reinforcing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Dennis Dean Stinson
  • Patent number: 9082952
    Abstract: A curved high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducer comprising a curved piezoelectric array having opposite concave front and convex back surfaces, and a plurality of acoustic transmission areas, a plurality of electrodes located on the convex back surface of the curved piezoelectric array for applying electrical transmit signals to the acoustic transmission areas, and a printed circuit board spaced apart from and in opposition to the back surface of the curved piezoelectric array which couples electrical signals to the acoustic transmission areas, the printed circuit board comprising a plurality of metal contacts which are compliant in the presence of thermal expansion and contraction and which span the space between the printed circuit board and the curved piezoelectric array and are electrically coupled to electrodes of the acoustic transmission areas of the curved piezoelectric array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Dennis Dean Clark, Barry Scheirer, Ryan Manning
  • Patent number: 9076955
    Abstract: A curved high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducer comprising a curved piezoelectric array having opposite convex and concave back surfaces, the front surface comprising an acoustic transmitting surface, and a plurality of electrodes located on the convex back surface for applying electrical transmit signals to the array, and a printed circuit board spaced apart from and in opposition to the back surface of the curved piezoelectric array which couples electrical signals to the electrodes of the array, the space between the printed circuit board and the curved piezoelectric array comprising an acoustic air backing passageway of the piezoelectric array for air-cooling the curved piezoelectric array and the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Dennis Dean Clark, Barry C. Scheirer, Ryan Manning
  • Patent number: 8988995
    Abstract: One aspect of the specification is the use of a virtual entity to represent the bandwidth bottleneck point in a network. Areas of the network where bandwidth does not need to be managed can be modeled as zones. This model enables more flexibility as the virtual bottleneck point can represent a collection of components (e.g. routers), or a portion of a real component (e.g. a router could be represented by multiple virtual bottleneck points with different purposes.) This model can also allow a user to decide which points in their network should be managed, independent of the underlying data network infrastructure. These virtual entities can be placed between areas of the network, and configured with specific policies. Bandwidth usage across these virtual entities can be tracked and compared to the configured bandwidth limit available to the application at each bottleneck point. When the bandwidth available at the bottleneck point is fully utilized, additional calls can be blocked or rerouted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mitel Network Corporation
    Inventors: Sonya Fullarton, Mohamad Mezher Hamzeh, Dennis Deans, Peter Blatherwick, David Speirs
  • Patent number: 8936102
    Abstract: A barrel slip for a packer assembly operable for use in a wellbore. The barrel slip includes a radially expandable barrel slip body having a first end and a second end. A substantially cylindrical directional gripping surface is disposed on an exterior of the barrel slip body proximate the first end. A substantially cylindrical non directional contact surface is disposed on the exterior of the barrel slip body proximate the second end. In a set configuration, radial expansion of the barrel slip body creates a gripping engagement between the directional gripping surface and the wellbore that opposes movement of the barrel slip body in a first direction. Also, in the set configuration, radial expansion of the barrel slip body creates a contact engagement between the non directional contact surface and the wellbore that diverts force acting on the barrel slip body in a second direction to the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Dean Rood