Patents by Inventor Gary A Crawford

Gary A Crawford 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: 10462510
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for automatically identifying video content within source video and transmitting the video content to an electronic mail client. The transmitted video content can be streaming video, video files, and/or other medium derived from the source video. An enhanced electronic mail client is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Robert Edward Markowitz, Bernard Simon Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Gary Lee Zamchick
  • Publication number: 20190186200
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ladders and, more particularly, various configurations of ladders including straight and extension ladders, as well as to methods relating to the use and manufacture of such ladders. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a ladder is provided that includes a first pair of spaced apart rails and a plurality of rungs extending between and coupled to the first pair of spaced apart rails. The ladder also includes a pair of lateral support members, wherein each support member is selectively displaceable in a lateral direction relative to an associated rail. Additionally, the ladder includes a pair of adjustable legs, each leg having a first end slidably coupled to an associated rail of the first pair of spaced apart rails and being slidably coupled to an associated lateral support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: N. Ryan Moss, Gary M. Jonas, Chad Grotegut, Sean R. Peterson, Brian B. Russell, Stephen E. Boynton, Ryan Crawford, Darius S. Penrod
  • Patent number: 9163882
    Abstract: A double-wall heat exchanger includes a plurality of heat exchange plate pairs. Each heat exchange plate pair forms a double-wall structure including two heat exchange plates that are at least partially separated by a leak space. At least one weep hole is disposed through the plurality of heat exchange plate pairs and intersects the leak spaces of the plurality of plate pairs to channel leaking fluid from the leak spaces to a location outside of the heat exchanger. The at least one weep hole is positioned on a surface of the heat exchanger at a location that is spaced from a side boundary of the heat exchanger thereby enabling an operator of the heat exchanger to observe a leakage on the surface of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20150164847
    Abstract: A method and composition for treating osteoarthritis including administering an anti-inflammatory agent to a patient, wherein the anti-inflammatory agent is ethyl (?-guanido-methyl) ethanoate. Ethyl (?-guanido-methyl) ethanoate provides a safe, non-toxic anti-inflammatory treatment for osteoarthritis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Vireo Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Faulkner, Donald W. Miller, Gary Crawford
  • Publication number: 20120267084
    Abstract: A double-wall heat exchanger includes a plurality of heat exchange plate pairs. Each heat exchange plate pair forms a double-wall structure including two heat exchange plates that are at least partially separated by a leak space. At least one weep hole is disposed through the plurality of heat exchange plate pairs and intersects the leak spaces of the plurality of plate pairs to channel leaking fluid from the leak spaces to a location outside of the heat exchanger. The at least one weep hole is positioned on a surface of the heat exchanger at a location that is spaced from a side boundary of the heat exchanger thereby enabling an operator of the heat exchanger to observe a leakage on the surface of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20100300651
    Abstract: A double-walled plate heat exchanger and method of managing the same includes a first plate including a first skin, a second skin, at least two port holes, and a leakage escape path between the first and second skins for allowing leaked fluid to exit the double-walled plate heat exchanger, the leakage escape path being in contact with a leakage orifice in one of the skins, and an outer edge of the double-walled plate heat exchanger, the first plate further including a second plate in contact with the second skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: SPX APV Danmark A/S
    Inventors: Hemant Kumar, Jonathan G. Shaw, Gary A. Crawford, Jes H. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20090291109
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dispensing bird repelling chemical solutions, such as a methyl anthranilate (MA) solution in a bird inhalable size, are disclosed. A small particle haze, including a bird repelling chemical, such as MA, is created in an enclosed container. The small particle haze is created by one or more venturi nozzles. The small particle haze is filtered to remove particles in excess of a predetermined size. The remaining particles are combined with a stream of air that separates the particles into a dry haze. The stream of air also directs the combination into a dispensing tube that includes a plurality of outlets for dispensing the dry haze. Relatively small diameter sized dispensing tubes are formed of a relatively rigid material such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Larger sized dispensing tubes are inflatable. The air added to inflate inflatable tubes further separates the dry haze particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Crawford
  • Publication number: 20090181062
    Abstract: A bird repellant dispensing process and system is disclosed. An exemplary embodiment pressurizes a bird repellant solution at a pressure of at least 85 psi, the bird repellant solution comprising Methyl Anthranilate oil and a propellant, and wherein the Methyl Anthranilate oil and a liquid portion of the propellant is mixed when pressurized. The a bird repellant solution is dispensed as a vapor haze from an aerosol nozzle directed towards a region of space frequented by birds, wherein the aerosol nozzle is operable to produce from the bird repellant solution a vapor haze defined by an average particle size less than about 10 microns upon activation of the aerosol nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Crawford
  • Patent number: 7510722
    Abstract: An aerosol tiny mist hazer apparatus. The apparatus has an aerosol can that contains about 10% by weight Methyl Anthranilate oil and about 90% by weight of an isobutane and propane propellant mixture. The apparatus has an aerosol valve with a vapor tap at the top and having a fine aerosol nozzle for producing a fine, evenly dispersed and stable haze having particle sizes less than 20 microns (in the form of a breathable haze) for use in maintaining birds flying away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Crawford
  • Patent number: 7334745
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a machine for dispersing a liquid bird repellent solution. The method includes providing a liquid bird repellent solution at a first orifice. The first orifice is defined in a liquid conduit. A flow of air is released through a second orifice to an ambient atmosphere. The second orifice is defined in an air conduit. The air conduit encloses the first orifice and contains air at a pressure significantly elevated with respect to that of the ambient atmosphere. The second orifice is spaced sufficiently apart from the first orifice to allow the flow of air to form a venturi to entrain droplets of the liquid bird repellent solution into the flow of air from the first orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventor: Gary Crawford
  • Publication number: 20070152078
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dispensing the chemical solutions, such as a low viscosity liquid chemical solution for inhaling size, are disclosed. A small particle haze, including a liquid chemical, such as low viscosity liquids that are inhaled when in haze form, is created in an enclosed container. The small particle haze is created by one or more venturi nozzles. The small particle haze is filtered to remove particles in excess of a predetermined size. The remaining particles are combined with a stream of air that separates the particles into a dry haze. The stream of air also directs the combination into a dispensing tube that includes a plurality of outlets for dispensing the dry haze. Relatively small diameter sized dispensing tubes are formed of a relatively rigid material such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Larger sized dispensing tubes are inflatable. The air added to inflate inflatable tubes further separates the dry haze particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventor: Gary Crawford
  • Publication number: 20070141098
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dispensing bird repelling chemical solutions, such as a methyl anthranilate (MA) solution in a bird inhalable size, are disclosed. A small particle haze, including a bird repelling chemical, such as MA, is created in an enclosed container. The small particle haze is created by one or more venturi nozzles. The small particle haze is filtered to remove particles in excess of a predetermined size. The remaining particles are combined with a stream of air that separates the particles into a dry haze. The stream of air also directs the combination into a dispensing tube that includes a plurality of outlets for dispensing the dry haze. Relatively small diameter sized dispensing tubes are formed of a relatively rigid material such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Larger sized dispensing tubes are inflatable. The air added to inflate inflatable tubes further separates the dry haze particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventor: Gary Crawford
  • Publication number: 20060251691
    Abstract: An aerosol tiny mist hazer apparatus. The apparatus has an aerosol can that contains about 10% by weight Methyl Anthranilate oil and about 90% by weight of an isobutane and propane propellant mixture. The apparatus has an aerosol valve with a vapor tap at the top and having a fine aerosol nozzle for producing a fine, evenly dispersed and stable haze having particle sizes less than 20 microns (in the form of a breathable haze) for use in maintaining birds flying away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventor: Gary Crawford
  • Patent number: 7086612
    Abstract: The present invention provides an assembly, sock, and method for generating foam. The assembly includes a housing having a chamber, and a first and second orifice. A fan arranged within the housing draws a flow of air into the chamber through the first orifice and exhausts the flow of air through the second orifice to form an exhausted flow of air. A nozzle is arranged within the chamber and is situated in proximity to the second orifice to allow introduction of a fluid into the exhausted flow of air through the second orifice. A permeable sock includes an inner surface and an outer surface. The sock is arranged to occlude the second orifice in a manner to receive the exhausted flow of air with the fluid at the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Inventor: Gary Crawford
  • Patent number: 7000689
    Abstract: A fluid connector for providing an inlet/outlet connection to a connecting grid of a heat exchanger is disclosed in which the connector has a tubular body formed with an integral outwardly directed flange by means of which a fluid tight connection to the connecting grid can be achieved. The flange may be sealed relative to an aperture in a plate of the connecting grid. Alternatively, the aperture may be provided with a structural ring and the flange sealed relative to the structural ring for adapting the aperture to the size and/or position of the flange. A set of structural rings may be provided for use of the connecting grid with different connectors. The structural ring may allow the connector to be detached without disassembling the connecting grid. The aperture may be closed by a blanking disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: APV North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek I Finch, Gary A Crawford, Neil E Jarman
  • Publication number: 20040211550
    Abstract: A fluid connector for providing an inlet/outlet connection to a connecting grid of a heat exchanger is disclosed in which the connector has a tubular body formed with an integral outwardly directed flange by means of which a fluid tight connection to the connecting grid can be achieved. The flange may be sealed relative to an aperture in a plate of the connecting grid. Alternatively, the aperture may be provided with a structural ring and the flange sealed relative to the structural ring for adapting the aperture to the size and/or position of the flange. A set of structural rings may be provided for use of the connecting grid with different connectors. The structural ring may allow the connector to be detached without disassembling the connecting grid. The aperture may be closed by a blanking disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Derek I. Finch, Gary A. Crawford, Neil E. Jarman
  • Publication number: 20040037863
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a machine for dispersing a liquid bird repellent solution. The method includes providing a liquid bird repellent solution at a first orifice. The first orifice is defined in a liquid conduit. A flow of air is released through a second orifice to an ambient atmosphere. The second orifice is defined in an air conduit. The air conduit encloses the first orifice and contains air at a pressure significantly elevated with respect to that of the ambient atmosphere. The second orifice is spaced sufficiently apart from the first orifice to allow the flow of air to form a venturi to entrain droplets of the liquid bird repellent solution into the flow of air from the first orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Gary Crawford
  • Publication number: 20040016829
    Abstract: The present invention provides an assembly, sock, and method for generating foam. The assembly includes a housing having a chamber, and a first and second orifice. A fan arranged within the housing draws a flow of air into the chamber through the first orifice and exhausts the flow of air through the second orifice to form an exhausted flow of air. A nozzle is arranged within the chamber and is situated in proximity to the second orifice to allow introduction of a fluid into the exhausted flow of air through the second orifice. A permeable sock includes an inner surface and an outer surface. The sock is arranged to occlude the second orifice in a manner to receive the exhausted flow of air with the fluid at the inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventor: Gary Crawford
  • Publication number: 20030024956
    Abstract: The invention is a system and method of deploying an air extractor to motivate a stream of air to entrain particles of confetti or snow like medium. An air extractor moves air by means of Bernoulli's principle. A venturi tube constricts a flow of air creating a localized low pressure area at the throat of the constriction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventor: Gary Crawford