Patents by Inventor Donald R. Jones

Donald R. Jones 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: 20220331633
    Abstract: The method of maintaining a first flow rate through a first valve in a fluid delivery system, the fluid delivery system including a and a plurality of fluid valves in fluid communication with the pump, and a controller controlling the pressure generated by the pump and the position of the plurality of valves. The method includes providing the first flow rate of a fluid pressurized by the pump through the first valve, receiving a request for a second flow rate of the fluid through a second valve, determining a predicted effect on the first flow rate based on the request, adjusting at least one of the position of the first valve and the pressure generated by the pump to maintain the first flow rate based on the predicted effect, and adjusting the position of the second valve to provide the second flow rate of the fluid through the second valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Eric N. Combs, Donald E. Sjolin, Frederic J. Einstein, Kevin McGuire, Lee R. Jones, John E. McLoughlin, Neocles G. Athanasiades, Kiam Meng Toh, Kyle A. Stoops
  • Patent number: 11379090
    Abstract: A firefighting monitor that has a first section, a second section joined to the first section by a first pivot connection, and a plurality of ball bearings positioned in the first pivot connection between a pair of bearing seats. Wherein, the bearing seats define an arc of contact with each of the plurality of ball bearings, the center of the arc of contact defining a tangent angled with respect to a flow axis defined by the first pivot connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric N. Combs, Donald E. Sjolin, Frederic Einstein, Kevin McGuire, Lee R. Jones, John E. McLoughlin, Neocles G. Athanasiades, Kiam Meng Toh, Kyle A. Stoops
  • Patent number: 11142903
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a protective enclosure deployable within an interior space such as a school classroom or an office, or an exterior space. The deployable protective enclosure is to protect multiple occupants against projectiles such as flying or falling debris resulting from a natural disaster such as a tornado, hurricane or earthquake, or rounds fired. Occupants may be corralled into the protective enclosure and be protected against projectiles. The protective enclosure comprises three or more articulated partitions comprising ballistic materials or high-impact resistant materials. The protective enclosure may be affixed to one wall or two walls at a corner of a classroom, office or other space. The articulated partitions may be readily and rapidly secured in a protective configuration, forming a triangular, square or other polygonal enclosure. When not in use, the partitions may be folded and stowed against the walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NETTALON SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, Jr., Len R. Christensen
  • Patent number: 10060181
    Abstract: An innovative ballistic door is disclosed that is destined for use in schools, offices and building structures. The innovative door comprises a hybrid ballistic core, comprising at least two sections, wherein one section is a heavy impact resistant material rated to NIJ level III strength to resist rounds fired from high-powered rifles, as well as resisting breaches from explosive devices such as pipe bombs and the like. AR500 steel plate having a thickness of ¼ inch meets this requirement. The remaining sections of the innovative ballistic hybrid core comprise at least one lighter-weight ballistic sheet material, such as E Glass fiber composite sheet, which at least comply with the NIJ level IIIA standard. This E Glass material is ideally suited to resist the impact of a pipe bomb explosion. The novel ballistic core construction allows a compromise between protective and practical weight requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, Jr., Len R. Christensen
  • Patent number: 9922516
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder police Incident Commander to take command and control of a building having an active suspect ongoing event. Using the method and system herein, the Police Incident Commander is able to clearly distinguish the positions of his building entry teams (BETs) in the building relative to the position of the suspect through a graphic display of Friend and Foe designation whereupon he can precisely direct their maneuver to close with the suspect. The incident commander communicates to a Command and Control Center to arm non-lethal chemical canisters pre-located in “Hot Zones” for use in remotely incapacitating the intruders. When the intruders, boxed in by the BETs, enter a “Hot Zone” the incident commander gives the command to release the non-lethal chemical/smoke, ammonia spray that disorients and blinds the intruders allowing the BETs to safely end the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: NetTalon Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, Jr., Ronald Dubois, Mason B. Wooldridge
  • Publication number: 20170256152
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder police Incident Commander to take command and control of a building having an active suspect ongoing event. Using the method and system herein, the Police Incident Commander is able to clearly distinguish the positions of his building entry teams (BETs) in the building relative to the position of the suspect through a graphic display of Friend and Foe designation whereupon he can precisely direct their maneuver to close with the suspect. The incident commander communicates to a Command and Control Center to arm non-lethal chemical canisters pre-located in “Hot Zones” for use in remotely incapacitating the intruders. When the intruders, boxed in by the BETs, enter a “Hot Zone” the incident commander gives the command to release the non-lethal chemical/smoke, ammonia spray that disorients and blinds the intruders allowing the BETs to safely end the incident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: NetTalon Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, JR., Ronald Dubois, Mason B. Wooldridge
  • Patent number: 9691245
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder police Incident Commander to take command and control of a building having an active suspect ongoing event. Using the method and system herein, the Police Incident Commander is able to clearly distinguish the positions of his building entry teams (BETs) in the building relative to the position of the suspect through a graphic display of Friend and Foe designation whereupon he can precisely direct their maneuver to close with the suspect. The incident commander communicates to a Command and Control Center to arm non-lethal chemical canisters pre-located in “Hot Zones” for use in remotely incapacitating the intruders. When the intruders, boxed in by the BETs, enter a “Hot Zone” the incident commander gives the command to release the non-lethal chemical/smoke, ammonia spray that disorients and blinds the intruders allowing the BETs to safely end the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NetTalon Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, Jr., Ronald Dubois, Mason B. Wooldridge
  • Publication number: 20160244975
    Abstract: A spacer assembly for spacing panels is disclosed. The spacer assembly includes an elongate body having a top and a bottom and extending longitudinally from a first end to a second end and has a front side and a back side. The body includes a first projection extending transversely from the bottom a first predetermined distance adjacent the second end and a second projection extending from the top adjacent the first end a second predetermined distance less than the first predetermined distance. The second projection is canted outwardly and the top additionally includes a sloped portion that is canted generally perpendicularly relative to the second projection. A handle extends from the top away from the first projection at the second end and includes a first protrusion extending longitudinally from the handle and away from the second end and a second protrusion extending longitudinally from the handle toward the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: DONALD R. JONES, E S. FAWCETT
  • Publication number: 20160225241
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder police Incident Commander to take command and control of a building having an active suspect ongoing event. Using the method and system herein, the Police Incident Commander is able to clearly distinguish the positions of his building entry teams (BETs) in the building relative to the position of the suspect through a graphic display of Friend and Foe designation whereupon he can precisely direct their maneuver to close with the suspect. The incident commander communicates to a Command and Control Center to arm non-lethal chemical canisters pre-located in “Hot Zones” for use in remotely incapacitating the intruders. When the intruders, boxed in by the BETs, enter a “Hot Zone” the incident commander gives the command to release the non-lethal chemical/smoke, ammonia spray that disorients and blinds the intruders allowing the BETs to safely end the incident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: NetTalon Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, JR., Ronald Dubois, Mason B. Wooldridge
  • Patent number: 9336670
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder police Incident Commander to take command and control of a building having an active suspect ongoing event. Using the method and system herein, the Police Incident Commander is able to clearly distinguish the positions of his building entry teams (BETs) in the building relative to the position of the suspect through a graphic display of Friend and Foe designation whereupon he can precisely direct their maneuver to close with the suspect. The incident commander communicates to a Command and Control Center to arm non-lethal chemical canisters pre-located in “Hot Zones” for use in remotely incapacitating the intruders. When the intruders, boxed in by the BETs, enter a “Hot Zone” the incident commander gives the command to release the non-lethal chemical/smoke, ammonia spray that disorients and blinds the intruders allowing the BETs to safely end the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: NetTalon Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, Jr., Ronald Dubois, Mason B. Wooldridge
  • Publication number: 20150379161
    Abstract: A method for nesting a plurality of parts on to a material resource includes approximating each of the parts as the union of a set of inscribed circles, determining an optimal nest of the approximated parts on the material resource, improving the approximation of the parts by adding additional inscribed circles based on overlap of the actual (non-approximated) parts in the nest, and iterating the last two steps until the nest solution is optimal within a predefined tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventor: DONALD R. JONES
  • Publication number: 20150379862
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder security officer to take command and control of a building having a security incident. Using the method and system herein, the security officer is able to clearly distinguish the positions of his building entry teams in the building relative to the position of a suspect through a graphic display of friend and foe designation whereupon he can precisely direct a maneuver to close with the suspect. A group of motion sensors are mounted throughout the building to monitor various hallways for movement and collocated RFID readers are interrogated by the security alarm panel software to provide the intelligence for the security alarm control panel to distinguish a police building entry team (Friend) from the suspect (Foe).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, JR., Hussein Mohammed Nosair, Ronald Dubois
  • Patent number: 9159210
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder security officer to take command and control of a building having a security incident. Using the method and system herein, the security officer is able to clearly distinguish the positions of his building entry teams in the building relative to the position of a suspect through a graphic display of friend and foe designation whereupon he can precisely direct a maneuver to close with the suspect. A group of motion sensors are mounted throughout the building to monitor various hallways for movement and collocated RFID readers are interrogated by the security alarm panel software to provide the intelligence for the security alarm control panel to distinguish a police building entry team (Friend) from the suspect (Foe).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nettalon Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R Jones, Jr., Hussein Mohammed Nosair, Ronald Dubois
  • Publication number: 20150124087
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder police Incident Commander to take command and control of a building having an active suspect ongoing event. Using the method and system herein, the Police Incident Commander is able to clearly distinguish the positions of his building entry teams (BETs) in the building relative to the position of the suspect through a graphic display of Friend and Foe designation whereupon he can precisely direct their maneuver to close with the suspect. The incident commander communicates to a Command and Control Center to arm non-lethal chemical canisters pre-located in “Hot Zones” for use in remotely incapacitating the intruders. When the intruders, boxed in by the BETs, enter a “Hot Zone” the incident commander gives the command to release the non-lethal chemical/smoke, ammonia spray that disorients and blinds the intruders allowing the BETs to safely end the incident.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: NetTalon Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, JR., Ronald Dubois, Mason B. Wooldridge
  • Publication number: 20140139681
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder security officer to take command and control of a building having a security incident. Using the method and system herein, the security officer is able to clearly distinguish the positions of his building entry teams in the building relative to the position of a suspect through a graphic display of friend and foe designation whereupon he can precisely direct a maneuver to close with the suspect. A group of motion sensors are mounted throughout the building to monitor various hallways for movement and collocated RFID readers are interrogated by the security alarm panel software to provide the intelligence for the security alarm control panel to distinguish a police building entry team (Friend) from the suspect (Foe).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: NETTALON SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, JR., Hussein Mohammed Nosair, Ronald Dubois
  • Publication number: 20130169817
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder firefighter to take command of a building having a potential fire event. Using the method and system herein, the firefighter is able to clearly signal and guide the safe evacuation of that building. Also mounted in the building are signal arrays that are controlled and triggered by the firefighter to clearly delineate a safe and efficient evacuation route from the building. Room signal stations are provided and can be shown to the first responder firefighter to help prioritize the rescue of a building and allows for interaction and communication between an occupant and a firefighter in order to facilitate or enable more efficient and safer rescue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: NetTalon Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, Hussein Mohammed Nosair, Ronald Dubois, David E. Kimmel
  • Publication number: 20130147604
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a method and system that enables a first responder firefighter to take command of a building having a potential fire event. Using the method and system herein, the firefighter is able to clearly signal and guide the safe evacuation of that building. A group of sensors are mounted throughout the building to monitor various possible fire/smoke events. Also mounted in the building are signal arrays that are controlled and triggered by the firefighter to clearly delineate a safe and efficient evacuation route from the building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Donald R. Jones, JR., Ronald Dubois, David E. Kimmel, Thomas G. Hahn, III, Kenneth Raymond Curley
  • Patent number: 7862085
    Abstract: A vehicle frame includes first and second lower rails and first and second upper rails operatively interconnected. Cross members horizontally interconnect the lower rails and the upper rails, and stanchions vertically interconnect the upper rails and the lower rails. The frame provides improved stiffness and strength at a reduced mass compared to the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: GM Global Technologies Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Weizhang S. Xu, John K. Catterall, Zhijun Zheng, Rajan R. Chakravarty, Vesna Savic, Yul Woong Hyun, Donald R. Jones, Gary M. Banasiak, Arun M. Joshi, Ronald Kurtz
  • Patent number: 7775897
    Abstract: An automatic tee-up device including a golf ball reservoir, a platform with a groove for a golf ball to travel from the reservoir to a tee, and a ball ejector disposed to eject golf balls one at a time from the reservoir onto the groove. The tee is movable from below a level of the golf ball in the groove to above the level of the golf ball in the groove. After the golf ball is ejected by the ejector, the golf ball travels on the groove to the tee and is raised by the tee into a position suitable for striking with a golf club.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Donald R Jones
  • Patent number: 7725283
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a physical test cell includes the steps of: determining a set of inputs to be provided to the physical test cell based in part on a set of historical test data; providing the inputs to the physical test cell and receiving a set of outputs associated therewith, wherein the providing includes implementing a sequential space filling sampling procedure to substantially cover a region defined by the set of historical values; creating a virtual test cell comprising one or more response surfaces based on the set of outputs; and interrogating the virtual test cell to determine a calibration relationship between at least one of the inputs and at least one of the outputs. Smooth Kriging may be used to determine the virtual test cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Uday P. Korde, Pochuan B. Hsing, Xu Han, Xinyu Zhou, Rohit S. Paranjpe, Joseph P. Kelly, Julian J. Blair, Donald R. Jones