Patents by Inventor Douglas A. Long

Douglas A. Long 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: 20190337592
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, which comprises a ship flight deck (e.g., an aluminum flight deck). The system further comprises a plurality of heat pipes. Each of the plurality of heat pipes is installed in a cavity defined by a ship flight deck. Each of the plurality of heat pipes can be surrounded by a high heat capacity material such as a Phase Change Material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Les Richard Gonda, Russell Biagi, George Douglas Long, Scott Kasen
  • Publication number: 20190244340
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a computer system, and a computer program product are provided for estimating output data that includes or is based on a number of containers, which may or may not be in receptacles. The method involves using an object detection algorithm operating on an input digital image to detect container images and receptacle images (if any), and using an estimation algorithm operating on the detected images to estimate the number of containers. Estimating the number of containers may involve counting the number of containers within different container classes, as determined by the object detection algorithm. Estimating the number of containers may involve estimating a size of a receptacle in a detected receptacle image based on analysis of a detected reference container image. A detected reference object image may be used to assist with classifying detected container images in different container classes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Philippe Perron, Yilong Zhang, Douglas Long
  • Publication number: 20190118521
    Abstract: A panel assembly that includes a core having first and second opposing major surfaces, a first laminate skin secured to the first major surface of the core, a second laminate skin secured to the second major surface of the core, and at least a first layer of polyimide aerogel incorporated into one of the first laminate skin or the second laminate skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Panade Sattayatam, James Del Pinto, Douglas Long
  • Patent number: 10160189
    Abstract: A panel assembly that includes a core having first and second opposing major surfaces, a first laminate skin secured to the first major surface of the core, a second laminate skin secured to the second major surface of the core, and at least a first layer of polyimide aerogel incorporated into one of the first laminate skin or the second laminate skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: C&D ZODIAC, INC.
    Inventors: Panade Sattayatam, James Del Pinto, Douglas Long
  • Publication number: 20160376968
    Abstract: A header unit for a reductant tank is provided. The header unit includes a reductant draw conduit extending into an interior space of the reductant tank. The reductant draw conduit is configured to draw a reductant from the reductant tank. The reductant draw conduit includes at least one expansion opening provided along a length thereof. The header unit also includes a valve element coupled to the reductant draw conduit. The valve element includes a main body member defining a channel therethrough. The main body member circumferentially surrounds at least a portion of the reductant draw conduit corresponding to the at least one expansion opening. The main body member is made of an elastomeric material configured to accommodate an expansion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Dongming Tan, Brian M. Cole, Shawn R. Herold, Kevin L. Dea, Theron Cassidy, Matthew F. Fahrenkrug, Douglas A. Long, James J. Driscoll
  • Patent number: 9448041
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments provide a barrier comprising a shield unit that comprises of a bullet resistant material, such as metal, plastic, ceramic or a composite material. The shield unit can comprise one or more windows of a substantially transparent comprising a bullet resistant material, such as a bullet resistant plastic or glass. The shield unit can comprise an armaments port through which firearms can be shot. The shield unit can comprise two sets of wheels, one for transporting the shield unit with a motor vehicle to an active site, the second of which is used to move the shield unit after the shield unit is deployed at the active site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Les Richard Gonda, Richard Kerry Elzey, George Douglas Long
  • Publication number: 20160216080
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments provide a barrier comprising a shield unit that comprises of a bullet resistant material, such as metal, plastic, ceramic or a composite material. The shield unit can comprise one or more windows of a substantially transparent comprising a bullet resistant material, such as a bullet resistant plastic or glass. The shield unit can comprise an armaments port through which firearms can be shot. The shield unit can comprise two sets of wheels, one for transporting the shield unit with a motor vehicle to an active site, the second of which is used to move the shield unit after the shield unit is deployed at the active site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Les Richard Gonda, Richard Kerry Elzey, George Douglas Long
  • Patent number: 9132429
    Abstract: A knife assembly for a shredder includes a base and a knife cap coupled to the base. The knife cap is configured to cut a material passed through the shredder. In addition, a brazing material is positioned between the base and the knife cap to secure the base and the knife cap together. The base and the knife cap have generally the same outer footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Zenith Cutter, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Greve, Douglas Long, Robert F. Yocum
  • Publication number: 20150165736
    Abstract: A panel assembly that includes a core having first and second opposing major surfaces, a first laminate skin secured to the first major surface of the core, a second laminate skin secured to the second major surface of the core, and at least a first layer of polyimide aerogel incorporated into one of the first laminate skin or the second laminate skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Panade Sattayatam, James Del Pinto, Douglas Long
  • Publication number: 20140217222
    Abstract: A knife assembly for a shredder includes a base and a knife cap coupled to the base. The knife cap is configured to cut a material passed through the shredder. In addition, a brazing material is positioned between the base and the knife cap to secure the base and the knife cap together. The base and the knife cap have generally the same outer footprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Zenith Cutter, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Greve, Douglas Long, Robert F. Yocum
  • Publication number: 20130330510
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, which can comprise an opposing pair of face sheets. Each of the opposing pair of face sheets can define a sheet longitudinal axis. The system can comprise a core adapted to separate and maintain a gap between the opposing pair of face sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Les Richard Gonda, Douglas Ted Queheillalt, Robert Kurtz, Russell Biagi, George Douglas Long, Richard Kerry Elzey
  • Patent number: 8360361
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for passive jet blast deflection or the like. Use of the passive jet blast deflector permits the efficient dispersal of a fast moving local heat source into the environment through passive means while providing a high strength structure. The jet blast deflector system may include a first plate, a second plate, and a cellular core disposed between them adapted to allow cooling ambient air to flow through the cellular core, wherein the first plate, second plate, and core are all seamlessly coupled heat pipes that form a single vapor core to facilitate the spreading and even storing of thermal energy. An ejector plate may be attached to the top of the second plate to create a low pressure zone as the heat source passes over it, thereby pulling the ambient air through the cellular core, facilitating the removal the thermal energy from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Haydn N. G. Wadley, Douglas T. Queheillalt, Hossein Haj-Hariri, Anthony G. Evans, George P. Peterson, Robert Kurtz, G. Douglas Long, Yellapu V. Murty
  • Publication number: 20110042512
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for passive jet blast deflection or the like. Use of the passive jet blast deflector permits the efficient dispersal of a fast moving local heat source into the environment through passive means while providing a high strength structure. The jet blast deflector system may include a first plate, a second plate, and a cellular core disposed between them adapted to allow cooling ambient air to flow through the cellular core, wherein the first plate, second plate, and core are all seamlessly coupled heat pipes that form a single vapor core to facilitate the spreading and even storing of thermal energy. An ejector plate may be attached to the top of the second plate to create a low pressure zone as the heat source passes over it, thereby pulling the ambient air through the cellular core, facilitating the removal the thermal energy from the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PATENT FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Haydn N.G. Wadley, Douglas T. Queheillalt, Hossein Haj-Hariri, Anthony G. Evans, George P. Peterson, Robert Kurtz, G. Douglas Long, Yellapu V. Murty
  • Patent number: 6963319
    Abstract: A method of displaying an image includes receiving image data for the image; buffering the image data for the image, including creating a frame of the image; defining a first sub-frame and at least a second sub-frame for the frame of the image; and displaying the first sub-frame and the second sub-frame, including synchronizing shifting a displayed image of the second sub-frame with displaying the second sub-frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A. Pate, William J. Allen, Michael Douglas Long, P. Guy Howard, John Matthew Koegler, III
  • Publication number: 20040144052
    Abstract: A ceiling panel system includes a panel, a strut, a support, a fastener assembly configured to secure the strut and the support in spaced relation with at least a portion of the panel sandwiched therebetween, and means for securing the fastener assembly, with the portion of the panel sandwiched between the strut and the support, to a mounting surface. The panel is adjacent to the strut and the panel is positioned over a portion of the support. The fastener assembly includes a bolt having a head and a shaft, and a button for threadingly engaging the shaft. The securing means includes a mount, wherein the head is secured within a channel of the mount and the mount is secured to the mounting surface. The ceiling panel system may also include an edge cover and an edge molding. A method for installing the ceiling panel system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Douglas A. Long
  • Publication number: 20040027313
    Abstract: A method of displaying an image includes receiving image data for the image; buffering the image data for the image, including creating a frame of the image; defining a first sub-frame and at least a second sub-frame for the frame of the image; and displaying the first sub-frame and the second sub-frame, including synchronizing shifting a displayed image of the second sub-frame with displaying the second sub-frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Michael A. Pate, William J. Allen, Michael Douglas Long, P. Guy Howard, John Matthew Koegler
  • Patent number: 6334155
    Abstract: The invention interconnects stacks executing the same protocol in the same node by means of a software implemented input/output device, thereby eliminating the need for physical resources otherwise required for data communication between the stacks. First and second connection objects are built in the virtual device in association with the first and second stacks, respectively. An association is also built between the first and second connection objects, thereby enabling communication between the stacks via the first and second connection objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lynn Douglas Long, Jerry Wayne Stevens
  • Patent number: 5983259
    Abstract: Management of datastream construction prior to transmission of the datastream across a channel of a communications system by providing for data blocking while reducing movement or copying of the data improves the performance in a communications system. Multiple header segments received from a higher layer in the communications stack are copied into the datastream header area of a datastream such that the header segments are sequentially stored in the datastream header area. A datastream buffer list having entries referencing the datastream header area is generated. Buffer list entries referencing data segments received from higher layers in the communications stack are also stored in the datastream buffer list. The data segments are not physically moved or copied into the datastream during processing by the communications stack. Rather, a "virtual" datastream is generated by the communications stack for transmission without physically moving or copying the data segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Scott Allan Campbell, Dale C. Gugliotta, Lynn Douglas Long, Louis F. Menditto, Masashi E. Miyake, Linwood Hugh Overby, Bala Rajaraman, Arthur James Stagg
  • Patent number: D853296
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Club Car, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Douglas, Carrie Seger Harrison, Benjamin Gilling Braun, Dennis James Heil, Dean J. Long
  • Patent number: D859210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Club Car, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Ross Lyons, Nicholas Douglas, Carrie Seger Harrison, Benjamin Gillin Braun, Dennis James Heil, Dean J. Long