Patents by Inventor Douglas Proctor

Douglas Proctor 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: 9557074
    Abstract: A vent for a building has a cover attached to a base. The base has an aperture permitting gas to pass. A moisture directing means on an underside of the cover directs moisture move under the influence of gravity to fall outside of the aperture. The cover may include a slanted side wall portion, with the aperture positioned with its center displaced from the center of the cover toward the slanted side. The base may include a pair of moisture deflecting features along at least a portion of one of the nonslope sides to prevent moisture flowing along the base from within an area on the base covered by the cover to outside of the covered area at the nonslope sides. The base may also include a water deflecting ridge on its underside positioned between a downslope edge and the aperture to deflect water away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Canplas Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: James Brian Mantyla, Timothy Duane Bach, Donna Maria Burtch, Kent Douglas Proctor
  • Publication number: 20160097560
    Abstract: A vent for a building has a cover attached to a base. The base has an aperture permitting gas to pass. A moisture directing means on an underside of the cover directs moisture move under the influence of gravity to fall outside of the aperture. The cover may include a slanted side wall portion, with the aperture positioned with its center displaced from the center of the cover toward the slanted side. The base may include a pair of moisture deflecting features along at least a portion of one of the nonslope sides to prevent moisture flowing along the base from within an area on the base covered by the cover to outside of the covered area at the nonslope sides. The base may also include a water deflecting ridge on its underside positioned between a downslope edge and the aperture to deflect water away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: James Brian Mantyla, Timothy Duane Bach, Donna Maria Burtch, Kent Douglas Proctor
  • Patent number: 9243813
    Abstract: A vent for a building has a cover attached to a base. The base has an aperture permitting gas to pass. A moisture directing means on an underside of the cover directs moisture move under the influence of gravity to fall outside of the aperture. The cover may include a slanted side wall portion, with the aperture positioned with its center displaced from the center of the cover toward the slanted side. The base may include a pair of moisture deflecting features along at least a portion of one of the nonslope sides to prevent moisture flowing along the base from within an area on the base covered by the cover to outside of the covered area at the nonslope sides. The base may also include a water deflecting ridge on its underside positioned between a downslope edge and the aperture to deflect water away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Canplas Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: James Brian Mantyla, Timothy Duane Bach, Donna Maria Burtch, Kent Douglas Proctor
  • Publication number: 20140342658
    Abstract: There is disclosed a roof vent having rain control means to reduce rain water splashing into the opening in a roof vent. The baffle has a number of ridges or channels that direct rain water into a number of droplet pathways. The falling water creates a rain curtain that deflects rain water that enters into the roof vent from travelling into interior of the building. At the base of the roof vent is one or more splash deflectors that changes the angle of water impacting the base of the roof vent to limit the amount of deflected water that can enter into the opening in the roof vent. The rain curtain and one or more splash deflector may act in concert to further divert rainwater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Canplas Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Alan Parkinson, Donna Maria Burtch, Timothy Duane Bach, James Brian Mantyla, Kent Douglas Proctor, James Edwin Teskey
  • Publication number: 20130078903
    Abstract: A vent for a building has a cover attached to a base. The base has an aperture permitting gas to pass. A moisture directing means on an underside of the cover directs moisture move under the influence of gravity to fall outside of the aperture. The cover may include a slanted side wall portion, with the aperture positioned with its center displaced from the center of the cover toward the slanted side. The base may include a pair of moisture deflecting features along at least a portion of one of the nonslope sides to prevent moisture flowing along the base from within an area on the base covered by the cover to outside of the covered area at the nonslope sides. The base may also include a water deflecting ridge on its underside positioned between a downslope edge and the aperture to deflect water away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: CANPLAS INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: James Brian Mantyla, Timothy Duane Bach, Donna Maria Burtch, Kent Douglas Proctor
  • Patent number: 7544923
    Abstract: A system for detecting reflectance from an image bearing surface in a printer or electronic copier includes an illuminator array, positioned adjacent to the image bearing surface, comprising a plurality of discrete illuminator elements that are spaced in a linear arrangement; a light diffuser positioned between the illuminator array and the image bearing surface, the light diffuser being positioned with respect to the illuminator array to receive the light beams emitted by the illuminator elements and to diffuse the light beams for transmission to the image bearing surface at an incidence angle; and a linear sensor array positioned adjacent to the image bearing surface such that specular and diffuse portions of the light beams reflecting off the image bearing surface at a reflectance angle bearing are received by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Herloski, Douglas Proctor, John Juhasz, Eric Dudley
  • Publication number: 20070247857
    Abstract: An apparatus for scanning a document comprises a platen for supporting at least a portion of the document; a light source; and an optical element for directing light from the light source to the platen. The optical element defines a plurality of small planar surfaces, the small planar surfaces being arranged in a linear array. Light emanating from a source is reflected from one of the small planar surfaces and emerges substantially perpendicular to an exit surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Herloski, Jagdish Tandon, Douglas Proctor, Eric Dudley
  • Publication number: 20070247677
    Abstract: An apparatus for illuminating a document comprises an optical element defining an entry surface and an exit surface opposite the entry surface. A first substantially parabolic surface and a second substantially parabolic surface are defined between the entry surface and the exit surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Herloski, Douglas Proctor, Jagdish Tandon, Pravin Kothari, Eric Dudley
  • Publication number: 20070002567
    Abstract: A document illuminator includes a light-transmissive element having an embedded source of illumination fitted in a cavity formed therein. The light-transmissive element preferably has one or more optical notches and preferably is encased in an opaque surround to promote total internal reflection of the light rays emanating from the LED. The one or more optical notches may include a dual-V notch or an elliptical notch. The reflected light rays are collected at an aperture which in turn transmit light at high power and highly uniform illumination profile to illuminate a document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Herloski, Douglas Proctor
  • Publication number: 20060227388
    Abstract: A light-transmissive constant velocity transport platen. A light source is an integral part of the light-transmissive platen forming a light guide illuminator. The constant velocity transport integrated illuminator uses total internal reflection within the light-transmissive platen as well as frustrated total internal reflection at extraction surfaces to direct light out from an aperture to a document translated by a constant velocity transport system. For point light source, the system uses a deflector to avoid hot spots in the illumination profile. The deflector is no longer needed when line source is used in the constant velocity transport integrated illuminator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventor: Douglas Proctor
  • Publication number: 20060219790
    Abstract: Image sensor module architecture provides flexible mounting of illuminators in an imaging apparatus with flexible fasteners. The architecture involves one or more LED-based illuminators that may be mounted adjustably to provide high intensity and uniform profile luminescence. The supporting imaging and electronic circuit components are quickly assembled and disassembled from the image sensor module by using a flexible multi-function clip having multiple segments for holding multiple objects together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Kraig Quinn, Douglas Proctor, Robert Herloski, John Juhasz, Charles Urso, Frederick Hayes
  • Publication number: 20060126130
    Abstract: A scanner includes an illuminator and a platen adapted to support a document to be scanned. A light source directs light into the platen and the light is reflected internally within the platen. A movable light sensor is positioned adjacent the platen. Liquid crystal sections between the document and the light sensor cause a zone of light to pass from the platen to the document, thereby illuminating only a portion of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Herloski, Douglas Proctor, Charles Urso
  • Publication number: 20060109675
    Abstract: A document illuminator comprising a light-transmissive element having an embedded side emitting LED fitted in a cavity formed therein. The light-transmissive element is formed with one or more optical notches and is totally encased in a white surround to yield total internal reflection of the light rays emanating from the LED. The reflected light rays are collected at an aperture which in turn transmits high power and highly uniform illumination profile to illuminate a document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Herloski, John Juhasz, Douglas Proctor, Charles Urso