Patents by Inventor Douglas A. Lynn

Douglas A. Lynn 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: 20210033224
    Abstract: A polymer-lined fluid transmission line includes various structures, including a first polymer-lined pipe, a second polymer-lined pipe, and one or more sleeve retainers installed at a pipe junction between the polymer-lined pipes. Among other things, the sleeve retainers may include one or more protuberances to frictionally engage the polymer-lined pipes or a one or more portions that protrude into a space between the polymer-lined pipes to help retain and protect polymer sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas Lynn Wilkinson, Jon Patrick Henry, Russell Scott Reinke
  • Patent number: 10381946
    Abstract: A converter module for converting three-phase electrical power to single-phase electrical power. The converter module includes three-phase terminals and a full-wave bridge rectifier. The three-phase terminals are configured to be electrically coupled to a three-phase power source from which a three-phase power signal is provided. The full-wave bridge rectifier is electrically coupled to the three-phase terminals and configured to rectify the three-phase power signal to a direct current (DC) power signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kamron Mark Wright, Timothy Galligos, Douglas Lynn Fetters, Steven Albert Nardin
  • Publication number: 20180234026
    Abstract: A converter module for converting three-phase electrical power to single-phase electrical power. The converter module includes three-phase terminals and a full-wave bridge rectifier. The three-phase terminals are configured to be electrically coupled to a three-phase power source from which a three-phase power signal is provided. The full-wave bridge rectifier is electrically coupled to the three-phase terminals and configured to rectify the three-phase power signal to a direct current (DC) power signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Kamron Mark Wright, Timothy Galligos, Douglas Lynn Fetters, Steven Albert Nardin
  • Publication number: 20170341983
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention encompass methods of improving flow of dry materials. Embodiments of the present invention also encompass compositions with improved flow. Embodiments of the present invention also encompass methods of using the compositions with improved flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Dominick Michael COLAVITO, Richard Charles GRIFFIN, Douglas Lynn SHETLER
  • Patent number: 8319358
    Abstract: Electric vehicle charging methods, battery charging methods, electric vehicle charging systems, energy device control apparatuses, and electric vehicles are described. In one arrangement, an electric vehicle charging method includes receiving information regarding charging of an electric vehicle with energy from an electric power grid, determining an amount of energy stored by an energy storage device coupled to the electric power grid, and controlling a transfer of the energy stored by the energy storage device to the electric power grid using the information regarding the charging of the electric vehicle. Other arrangements are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Demand Energy Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Earl Curry, Brett Patrick Turner, Scott Robert Hamilton, Douglas Lynn Staker
  • Patent number: 7909197
    Abstract: A seal member for a dispensing cartridge includes a flat circular seal disk, a frustoconical wall extending outwardly away from the seal disk, and a ring at an open end of the frustoconical wall. The seal member is assembled with a cap having an end wall and a cylindrical skirt wall. The skirt wall has an internal diameter and the ring has a slightly smaller outer diameter. The ring abuts the end wall. A central opening extends through the end wall with a diameter no larger than a ring inner diameter. The dispensing cartridge has a cylindrical mouth wall with inner and outer diameters. The skirt wall has an internal diameter sized to receive the mouth wall outer diameter and the diameter of the seal disk is larger than the mouth wall inner diameter. The ring outer diameter is at least equal to the mouth wall outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas Lynn Mikkelsen
  • Publication number: 20100006356
    Abstract: Electric vehicle charging methods, battery charging methods, electric vehicle charging systems, energy device control apparatuses, and electric vehicles are described. In one arrangement, an electric vehicle charging method includes receiving information regarding charging of an electric vehicle with energy from an electric power grid, determining an amount of energy stored by an energy storage device coupled to the electric power grid, and controlling a transfer of the energy stored by the energy storage device to the electric power grid using the information regarding the charging of the electric vehicle. Other arrangements are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Dave Earl Curry, Brett Patrick Turner, Scott Robert Hamilton, Douglas Lynn Staker
  • Publication number: 20080277370
    Abstract: A seal member for a bulk liquid dispensing cartridge includes a flat circular seal disk, a frustoconical wall extending away and outwardly from an intermediate portion of the seal disk, and a ring positioned at an open end of the frustoconical wall. The seal member may be assembled with a cap. The cap has an end wall and a depending cylindrical skirt wall. The skirt wall has an internal diameter and the seal member ring has an outer diameter slightly less than the skirt wall internal diameter. The ring abuts an interior surface of the cap end wall. The cap has a central opening through the end wall with a diameter no larger than an inner diameter of the ring. The dispensing cartridge has a cylindrical mouth wall with inner and outer diameters. The cap skirt wall has an internal diameter sized to receive the mouth wall outer diameter and the diameter of the seal disk is larger than the mouth wall inner diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: DOUGLAS LYNN MIKKELSEN
  • Publication number: 20060025066
    Abstract: In an air handling unit for discharging a flow of air into the surrounding ambient, having a series of horizontal louvers and a series of vertical louvers mounted in the discharge flow. A first multi-phase stepper motor is arranged to step the horizontal louvers to deflect the air flow in a vertical direction and a second multi-phase stepper motor is arranged to step vertical louvers to deflect the flow in a transverse direction. A controller is programmed to alternately apply power from a single power source to each of the motors during phase to step each motor in equal increments during each phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Dolan, Douglas Lynn
  • Patent number: 6666196
    Abstract: An ignition coil assembly includes a high voltage (HV) diode at both ends of the secondary winding. The diodes prevent a spark-on-make condition. The diode implementation has particular benefits when used in a 42 volt automotive electrical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Anthony Skinner, Douglas Lynn Sprunger
  • Patent number: 6622711
    Abstract: A method of assembling an ignition coil cassette assembly for use with an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinder assemblies each including a spark plug, and an ignition coil cassette assembly provided in accordance with the invention methodology. The cassette assembly includes a plurality of ignition coils for respective electrical coupling to the respective spark plugs, whereby to deliver high voltage charges to the spark plugs in accordance with a predetermined firing order, a cassette body structure interconnecting and mounting the ignition coils in spaced downstanding relation with respect to the body, a printed circuit board for delivering power to the coils, and electronic components mounted on the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Anthony Skinner, Raymond O. Butler, Jr., Douglas Lynn Sprunger
  • Publication number: 20030127081
    Abstract: An ignition coil assembly includes a high voltage (HV) diode at both ends of the secondary winding. The diodes prevent a spark-on-make condition. The diode implementation has particular benefits when used in a 42 volt automotive electrical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Albert Anthony Skinner, Douglas Lynn Sprunger
  • Patent number: 6247465
    Abstract: A system is provided for preventing spark-on-make in an internal combustion engine, using manifold pressure information. The system includes a pressure sensor and a controller. The pressure sensor is adapted to detect pressure in an intake manifold and provide an output signal indicative of that pressure. The controller is at least indirectly connected to the pressure sensor and is adapted to delay initiation of ignition dwell in a coil by a period of time sufficient to avoid spark-on-make, in response to the output signal from the sensor. Preferably, the pressure sensor is a manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor. The controller preferably is implemented by suitably programming or otherwise configuring an electronic engine control unit (ECU). Also provided is a method for preventing spark-on-make in an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Lynn Sprunger
  • Patent number: 5964821
    Abstract: A navigation system is provided for offering navigational assistance to a mobile user. The navigation system receives GPS position information signals which are processed to determine current position latitude and longitude coordinates and direction of travel. A destination database includes a plurality of categorized destinations and corresponding destination position coordinates pertaining to the destinations. The destination database is stored on an interfacable memory card and contains menu categories and subcategories for classifying the destinations and additional text information pertaining to the destinations. User selectable menu controls enable the user to sequence through the menu of categories and destinations and select a desired destination. This is easily accomplished by rotating a rotary pushbutton to view category and destination selections and depressing the rotary pushbutton to select the selection shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Delco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Randall T. Brunts, Douglas Lynn Welk
  • Patent number: 5910329
    Abstract: A process utilizing a yogurt starter culture medium of milk solids, yeast, phosphate and a minor but substantial amount of a flavor neutral, enzymatically treated lactalbumin which improves shelf life and flavor of yogurt product mix by accentuating development of S. thermophilus and utilizing same for the fermentation of the yogurt base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: Rhodia Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Lynn Willrett, William Robert King
  • Patent number: 5886476
    Abstract: A dual primary, single secondary ignition coil and control provides for establishment of a continuous extended arc across a pair of electrodes or dual arcs across the pair of electrodes. Continuous extended arcs are advantageous in extended burn applications and dual arcs are advantageous in gas plasma ion sense misfire detection applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Anthony Skinner, Douglas Lynn Sprunger, Scott Ray Hummel
  • Patent number: 5887269
    Abstract: A navigation system is provided for offering navigational assistance to a mobile user. The navigation system receives GPS position information signals which are processed to determine current position latitude and longitude coordinates and direction of travel. A destination data base includes destination related information preferably stored on an interfacable memory card and contains menu categories and subcategories for classifying destinations and text information. The memory card may include a user modifiable data base. Data information is provided with a data identification code which is required to match the user identification code assigned to a given system for authorized access thereto. Such data could be provided for a period of time set to expire. User selectable menu controls enable the user to sequence through the menu of categories and destinations and select a desired destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Delco Elecronics Corporation
    Inventors: Randall T. Brunts, Douglas Lynn Welk
  • Patent number: 5828585
    Abstract: A system and method of automatically calibrating a vehicle speed sensor signal to provide an accurate speed signal for use in vehicle systems such as a navigation system. The navigation system receives GPS position information signals which are processed to determine current position. A compass provides an indication of the vehicle heading. The navigation system receives the vehicle speed sensor signal and counts the number of signal pulses during a time period. The system determines a pulse ratio of the vehicle speed sensor as a function of a GPS determined speed and the pulse count. The pulse ratio is subsequently used to calibrate the vehicle speed sensor signal. With the navigation system, the calibrated vehicle speed signal is used in connection with a dead reckoning technique for determining the position of the vehicle when GPS signals are unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Delco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Lynn Welk, Thac Dinh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 5782230
    Abstract: A portable, outdoor cooking apparatus is provided which is capable of operating as both a stove and a barbecue grill. The cooking apparatus includes an elongated burner tube and a pivoting parabolic-shaped heat diffuser which can be rotated between an upright position in which the concave surface of the heat diffuser covers the burner tube for barbecue cooking and an inverted position in which the heat diffuser leaves the burner tube exposed directly to the cooking surface for stove cooking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Linnebur, Douglas A. Lynn, Keith V. Skidmore
  • Patent number: D557372
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Douglas Lynn Brown