Patents by Inventor Frank A. Bishop

Frank A. Bishop 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: 20190285345
    Abstract: A roller transport assembly includes a cart assembly and a roller carriage assembly. The roller carriage assembly is slidably mounted to the cart assembly and has at least one chamber for housing a roller. Each of the chambers includes a linear rail extending along a first axis and a roller coupling device attached to and slidable along the linear rail. The roller coupling device is operable to couple to the roller and move the roller along the first axis adjacent and parallel with the linear rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: James ENGLE, Frank BISHOP, Elizabeth BULLARD, Thomas KENDALL
  • Publication number: 20190255794
    Abstract: A method of forming a compact includes removing material from a workpiece, transferring metallic dust released during the material removal into a conduit, operating a plurality of slide gates to selectively control movement of the dust from the conduit to either one of a primary collector and a back-up collector, drawing the dust through the conduit to a compactor, and compacting the dust in the compactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Frank Bishop
  • Patent number: 10259184
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting dust from a cutting unit is provided. The apparatus includes a rotary valve operatively connected to the cutting unit, a conduit in fluid communication with the rotary valve, and a compacting machine disposed downstream from the conduit and configured to receive dust from the conduit. A blower is configured to pull air downstream to carry the dust into the compacting machine. The compacting machine produces a compact from the dust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Frank Bishop
  • Publication number: 20180281136
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting dust from a cutting unit is provided. The apparatus includes a rotary valve operatively connected to the cutting unit, a conduit in fluid communication with the rotary valve, and a compacting machine disposed downstream from the conduit and configured to receive dust from the conduit. A blower is configured to pull air downstream to carry the dust into the compacting machine. The compacting machine produces a compact from the dust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Frank Bishop
  • Publication number: 20070198275
    Abstract: A method and system for routing intelligence information related to security. The security system provides rules that identify conditions and routing instructions that are to be applied to intelligence information. A security organization may create and modify rules to ensure the appropriate routing of intelligence information in a timely manner. The security system may receive intelligence information from various sources. Regardless of the form or source of intelligence information, the security system analyzes the intelligence information to determine whether any conditions of the rules are satisfied. When a condition of a rule is satisfied, the security system sends a notification of the intelligence information in accordance with the routing instructions for that rule. In this way, intelligence information can be automatically and quickly routed to the appropriate security personnel for further processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Matthew Malden, Daniel Israel, Robert Pinkerton, Frank Bishop, Prashant Patel, Christopher Nash, Rahul Viswanathan, Arun Abichandani, Rajani Yelkur, Hang Wong, Jackson Chan
  • Publication number: 20060197682
    Abstract: An information system is provided for transmitting data into a local area surrounding the transmitter. The transmitter may be used to provide information to pedestrians, or to passing road traffic. Data is stored in a local memory 64 associated with the transmitter such that data stored in the memory can be repeatedly and frequently transmitted to users 70 having suitable reception apparatus 18 in the vicinity of the transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Applicant: Last Mile Communications Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Crocker, John Brandwood, Frank Bishop
  • Publication number: 20040151744
    Abstract: An antiparasitic combination therapy compising a combination of a 13-monosaccharide 5-oxime avermectin, such as selamectin, and praziquantel in a veterinarily acceptable carrier, diluent or adjuvant. Also provided is a method of treatment or prophylaxis of a parasitic infestation as well as a kit useful in the treatment or prophylaxis of a parasitic infestation of flea, heartworm or tapeworm in a mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc
    Inventor: Bernard Frank Bishop
  • Publication number: 20030064941
    Abstract: An antiparasitic combination therapy compising a combination of a 13-monosaccharide 5-oxime avermectin, such as selamectin, and praziquantel in a veterinarily acceptable carrier, diluent or adjuvant. Also provided is a method of treatment or prophylaxis of a parasitic infestation as well as a kit useful in the treatment or prophylaxis of a parasitic infestation of flea, heartworm or tapeworm in a mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard Frank Bishop
  • Patent number: 6287094
    Abstract: A hydraulic fluid pump (10), including a housing (12), a pumping apparatus (14), an inlet (16), a pressure chamber (17), an outlet (18), a bypass valve (20) and a diffuser (24). Wherein cavitation is reduced by using the diffuser (24) to supercharge fluid from the outlet (18) to increase the static pressure of the fluid entering the pumping apparatus (14). And wherein the inlet (16) and the diffuser (24) are designed to minimize the complexity, cost and packaging considerations of the hydraulic fluid pump (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Bleitz, Leonard Frank Bishop, James Asam
  • Patent number: 5981500
    Abstract: A 5-oximino-25-substituted avermectin B1 or B2 monosaccharide of formula I herein has use in the treatment of parasitic infections in animals and humans. The compounds may be prepared from corresponding 5-keto substituted derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Frank Bishop, Michael Stephen Pacey, David Austen Perry
  • Patent number: 4791390
    Abstract: A very rapidly converging adaptive filter which uses a variable scale factor for each weight of the filter. The value of the variable scale factor is chosen for each iteration and is based upon the sign changes of the incremental weight change. The variable scale factor exhibits large values when no sign changes occur and smaller values when sign changes occur. The new filter provides considerable improvement in increase of convergence rate and decrease in residual errors even in the presence of heavy noise while requiring only a modest increase in hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Sperry Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Harris, Frank A. Bishop, Glen D. Rattlingourd
  • Patent number: 4443790
    Abstract: A siren alarm on an emergency vehicle or a like warning vehicle, for transmission forwardly over a limited range along the vehicle path, of a broadcast band carrier wave modulated with a siren signal with break-in possible for voice modulation of the carrier, with the carrier frequency rapidly and continuously repeatedly swept over the broadcast frequency band, both in the AM broadcast band and FM broadcast band, thereby to produce in other vehicles, having standard broadcast radio receivers in operation, a warning signal or voice communication; optionally with warning vehicle speed responsive control of the transmitter output power for establishing a transmission range proportional to the warning vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1984
    Inventor: Frank A. Bishop