Patents by Inventor Donald P. Weiss

Donald P. Weiss 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: 7216589
    Abstract: An ordnance fuse apparatus is described that uses electrical and mechanical, and optical devices. The ordnance fuse apparatus includes a controller to control an optical switch and a laser to detonate an explosive charge of the ordnance. Other embodiments include an accelerometer and/or spin detector for detecting that the ordnance has been fired and an optical detector for detecting the proper operation of the laser and a position sensor for detecting correct positioning of the optical switch. Another embodiment includes a microlens to focus the laser optical signal onto the ignitor. In yet other embodiments, the explosive charge is detonated either by ignition of an ignitor or by a shock wave from the ignitor. The resulting ordnance fuse apparatus has significantly reduced size and improved performance and safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David John Bishop, Herbert R. Shea, Donald P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 7204298
    Abstract: Techniques for heat transfer are provided. In one aspect of the invention, a heat-transfer device is provided. The heat-transfer device comprises one or more microchannels suitable for containing a heat-transfer fluid, one or more of the microchannels having protruding structures on at least one inner surface thereof configured to affect flow of the heat-transfer fluid through the one or more microchannels. The structures may comprise posts coated with a hydrophobic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Scott Hodes, Paul Robert Kolodner, Thomas Nikita Krupenkin, Wonsuck Lee, Alan Michael Lyons, Todd Richard Salamon, Joseph Ashley Taylor, Donald P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 5821595
    Abstract: A carrier structure for transducers. The semiconductor carrier structure mounts as a single unit to a force-impacted substrate and includes multiple piezoelectric elements integrally formed with the carrier structure, such that the elements are located in a space defining a window of the structure while maintaining their electrical contact and their precise position relative to the structure by use of thin-film, electrically conductive, metallic flexures attached to both the structure and the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Dresser Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William S. Trimmer, Donald P. Weiss, Donald J. Summers, Stephen A. Raccio
  • Patent number: 4339788
    Abstract: A portable, self-contained lighting device with improvements in bulb positioning, switching, and electrical contact wherein(a) the bulb position changes axially depending on the presence or absence of the power source;(b) the rotating switch is positioned essentially directly above the bulb; and(c) the electrical contact strip is preloaded against the switch assembly in the "off" position and has an over-travel capacity of up to about 50% with a compensating flexible knee capable of changing by up to about
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. White, Donald P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 4032014
    Abstract: This invention relates to an advertising display easel. The easel comprises in combination a back panel, means for supporting said back panel and pairs of opposing brackets extending from said back panel, said bracket, comprising a base and a side wall opposing the side wall of said opposing bracket allowing the display of small packages and articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1977
    Assignee: Advertising Displays Corporation
    Inventor: Donald P. Weiss