Patents by Inventor Douglas Price

Douglas Price 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: 7038583
    Abstract: A single communication apparatus for alarm system control boxes that include the combination of a digital communicator and a remote communicating device. The communicating apparatus transmits status reports and events to a remote location. Remote login is permitted to access the control box through a external port or through the remote communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Edwards Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hilario Costa, Michael Slack, Peter Montgomery, Douglas Price
  • Patent number: 6916180
    Abstract: The invention describes a method for evaluating educational programs which, firstly, develops criteria which will address the strengths and weaknesses of the educational program. The second step of the method is to observe the criteria, chosen in step one, in the educational program. The third step is to assign a numerical value to each of the criteria observed in step two. The next step is to assign an overall rating to the educational program based on the numerically valued criteria. The personnel involved in the educational program can then decide what steps in addition to the assessment can be done to improve or maintain the educational program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Qualistar Colorado
    Inventors: Douglas Price, Anna Jo Haynes, Meera Mani, Gerrit Westervelt
  • Publication number: 20050095566
    Abstract: The invention describes a method for evaluating educational programs which, firstly, develops criteria which will address the strengths and weaknesses of the educational program. The second step of the method is to observe the criteria, chosen in step one, in the educational program. The third step is to assign a numerical value to each of the criteria observed in step two. The next step is to assign an overall rating to the educational program based on the numerically valued criteria. The personnel involved in the educational program can then decide what steps in addition to the assessment can be done to improve or maintain the educational program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventors: Douglas Price, Anna Haynes, Meera Mani, Gerrit Westervelt
  • Publication number: 20030030556
    Abstract: A single communication apparatus for alarm system control boxes that include the combination of a digital communicator and a remote communicating device. The communicating apparatus transmits status reports and events to a remote location. Remote login is permitted to access the control box through a external port or through the remote communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Applicant: Edwards Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hilario Costa, Michael Slack, Peter Montgomery, Douglas Price
  • Patent number: 5864286
    Abstract: There is provided an alarm system for detecting and warning of the presence of alarm and trouble conditions in a plurality of zones. The system comprises a control panel having a central processing unit and a plurality of alarm devices, each having a microprocessor, that are electrically coupled to the control panel. In particular, the present invention is a two-tier monitoring system such that each alarm device monitors its zone for a shorter rolling time period and the control panel monitors the same zone of the alarm device for a longer rolling time period. An electronic circuit of the alarm device, including the microprocessor, reads and processes data received from various sensors of the alarm device. Periodically, the alarm device updates a first reference value stored in its memory based on the data received from the sensors during the shorter rolling time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: General Signal Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Right, Brian M. Morris, Douglas Price
  • Patent number: 5068288
    Abstract: Curable compositions comprising blends of active hydrogen-containing polymers and curing agents therefor are disclosed. The blends comprise 5 to 60 percent by weight of a free radical initiated addition polymer prepared from a mixture of monomers comprising:1) an epoxy monomer represented by the formula: ##STR1## where R stands for tertiary aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 4 to 26 carbon atoms,2) a polymerizable alpha, beta-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid, and3) optionally at least one other polymerizable alpha, beta-ethylenically unsaturated monomer.Also present in the blend is 10 to 50 percent by weight of an acrylic copolymer different than the addition polymer mentioned above prepared from a mixture of monomers comprising:1) a monomer of the formula: ##STR2## where R.sub.2 is a polymerizable unsaturated hydrocarbon group, R.sub.3 is hydrogen or C.sub.1 to C.sub.4 alkyl, n=2 to 4 and2) at least one other unsaturated monomer copolymerizable therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: PPG Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis N. Taljan, R. Douglas Price
  • Patent number: 4730818
    Abstract: A holding device for holding a workpiece in an adjustable position while one or more operations are carried out thereon comprises a base having an annular flange which is received in arcuate recesses provided for such purpose in a pair of mutually spaced and mutually opposed support arms. At their opposite ends, such support arms are provided with opposed concave recesses receiving a generally spherical member carrying a workpiece attachment plate on which a workpiece can be supported. A shaft extends through the support arms intermediate their ends and spring means associated with that shaft bias the support arms toward each other to retain the annular flange within the arcuate recesses and the generally spherical member within the concave recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Inventor: Douglas A. Price
  • Patent number: 4317319
    Abstract: A random box closing apparatus of the type having a box closing and sealing station having a sealing head which is movable upwardly and downwardly to accommodate boxes of different heights and having a main conveyor adjustable for box width, and having a box sensing station for sensing the height of the box, and having a sensing conveyor adjustable for box width and for further sensing the width of the box, and thereby controlling the spacing of the main conveyor in the box closing and sealing station, in which the apparatus is characterized by height sensing means operable to sense the combined height both of the box and the upper closure flaps extending thereabove when open, and delivering a combined height signal responsive thereto, and movable carriage means upon which said height sensing means is movable upwardly and downwardly, at the box sensing station, and having signal communication means connecting between the height sensing means and the power operated movement means, whereby to move the box seali
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1982
    Inventor: Douglas A. Price