Patents by Inventor Gary M. Bond

Gary M. Bond 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: 5138562
    Abstract: An environmental detection system particularly useful for fire detection and suppression is provided which ensures high reliability in operation and high reliability in preventing false operation. The preferred system includes a microprocessor-based, software-governed, control panel connected to one or more detector loops. Each loop includes a plurality of parallel-coupled, addressable detectors which send analog signals to the control panel representative of an environmental parameter such as smoke obscuration along with reference and identification signals. The preferred system provides automatic calibration and test of the detectors, automatic testing under load of the backup batteries, flexibility in defining the protective scheme, and storage of history information concerning system alarms and troubles. The preferred system also verifies alarm conditions before actuating an alarm or discharging a fire suppressant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Fike Corporation
    Inventors: Bon F. Shaw, Gary M. Bond, Randy R. Fields
  • Patent number: 5107446
    Abstract: An environmental detection system particularly useful for fire detection and suppression is provided which ensures high reliability in operation and high reliability in preventing false operation. The preferred system includes a microprocessor-based, software-governed, control panel connected to one or more detector loops. Each loop includes a plurality of parallel-coupled, addressable detectors which send analog signals to the control panel representative of an environmental parameter such as smoke obscuration along with reference and identification signals. The preferred system provides automatic calibration and test of the detectors, automatic testing under load of the backup batteries, flexibility in defining the protective scheme, and storage of history information concerning system alarms and troubles. The preferred system also verifies alarm conditions before actuating an alarm or discharging a fire suppressant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignee: Fike Corporation
    Inventors: Bon F. Shaw, Gary M. Bond, Randy R. Fields
  • Patent number: 5105371
    Abstract: An environmental detection system particularly useful for fire detection and suppression is provided which ensures high reliability in operation and high reliability in preventing false operation. The preferred system includes a microprocessor-based, software-governed, control panel connected to one or more detector loops. Each loop includes a plurality of parallel-coupled, addressable detectors which send analog signals to the control panel representative of an environmental parameter such as smoke obscuration along with reference and identification signals. The preferred system provides automatic calibration and test of the detectors, automatic testing under load of the backup batteries, flexibility in defining the protective scheme, and storage of history information concerning system alarms, and troubles. The preferred system also verifies alarm conditions before actuating an alarm or discharging a fire suppressant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: Fike Corporation
    Inventors: Bon F. Shaw, Gary M. Bond, Randy R. Fields
  • Patent number: 5105370
    Abstract: An environmental detection system particularly useful for fire detection and suppression is provided which ensures high reliability in operation and high reliability in preventing false operation. The preferred system includes a microprocessor-based, software-governed, control panel connected to one or more detector loops. Each loop includes a plurality of parallel-coupled, addressable detectors which send analog signals to the control panel representative of an environmental parameter such as smoke obscuration along with reference and identification signals. The preferred system provides automatic calibration and test of the detectors, automatic testing under load of the backup batteries, flexibility in defining the protective scheme, and storage of history information concerning system alarms and troubles. The preferred system also verifies alarm conditions before actuating an alarm or discharging a fire suppressant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: Fike Corporation
    Inventors: Bon F. Shaw, Gary M. Bond, Randy R. Fields
  • Patent number: 4977527
    Abstract: An environmental detection system particularly useful for fire detection and suppression is provided which ensures high reliability in operation and high reliability in preventing false operation. The preferred system includes a microprocessor-based, software-governed, control panel connected to one or more detector loops. Each loop includes a plurality of parallel-coupled, addressable detectors which send analog signals to the control panel representative of an environmental parameter such as smoke obscuration along with reference and identification signals. The preferred system provides automatic calibration and test of the detectors, automatic testing under load of the backup batteries, flexibility in defining the protective scheme, and storage of history information concerning system alarms and troubles. The preferred system also verifies alarm conditions before actuating an alarm or discharging a fire suppressant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Fike Corporation
    Inventors: Bon F. Shaw, Gary M. Bond, Randy R. Fields
  • Patent number: 4933667
    Abstract: A versatile, economical, and structurally simple annunciator for use with a fire detection system or the like is provided which requires only a single connection with the detection system, which can be configured as desired, and which allows additional annunciators to be connected thereto. The preferred annunciator is particularly suited for use with a detection system producing data signals representative of abnormal conditions such as fire, unauthorized entry, or the like. The preferred annunciator includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes arranged in a graphic representation of the protected area and a signal processor coupled with the light-emitting diodes for receiving and processing the data signals and for selectively actuating the light-emitting diodes in response thereto according to configuration data stored in memory. The data signals are preferably optical signals transmitted over a fiber optical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Assignee: Fike Corporation
    Inventors: Bon F. Shaw, Gary M. Bond
  • Patent number: 4907795
    Abstract: An exercise monitoring system and method for comparing the present movement of the exercise machine caused by the physical exertion of a user with the user's past movement of the exercise machine. The system includes an exercise monitoring main unit, an exercise monitoring screen, a portable personal memory module, an exercise machine monitoring device, and an exercise monitoring analyzer. The exercise machine monitoring device measures the movement of the exercise machine and provides data representative thereof. The portable personal memory provides data representative of the user's past movement of the exercise machine. The exercise monitoring main unit compares the data and generates a pacing signal on the exercise monitoring screen for the user. The user follows the pacing signal to duplicate his previous performance. The exercise monitoring screen discipline the user's present pace compared to his past pace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: Fike Corporation
    Inventors: Bon F. Shaw, Gary M. Bond
  • Patent number: 4817940
    Abstract: An exercise monitoring system and method for comparing the present movement of the exercise machine caused by the physical exertion of a user with the user's past movement of the exercise machine. The system includes an exercise monitoring main unit, an exercise monitoring screen, a portable personal memory module, an exercise machine monitor, and an exercise monitoring analyzer. The exercise machine monitor measures the movement of the exercise machine and provides data representative thereof. The portable personal memory provides data representative of the user's past movement of the exercise machine. The exercise monitoring main unit compares the data and generates a pacing signal on the exercise monitoring screen for the user. The user follows the pacing signal to duplicate his previous performance. The exercise monitoring screen discipline the user's present pace compared to his past pace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Fike Corporation
    Inventors: Bon F. Shaw, Gary M. Bond
  • Patent number: 4756900
    Abstract: A system and method of use thereof are disclosed for recovering sulfur from a feed gas stream containing hydrogen sulfide which is combusted with an oxygen-enriched gas in a Claus reaction furnace. Within the method, combustion effluent from a waste heat boiler associated with the Claus reaction furnace is divided into a first and second stream so that the sulfur in the first stream is condensed and then the stream is passed on to later Claus reaction stages, and the sulfur in the second stream is condensed and then this stream is introduced into the Claus reaction furnace to moderate the temperatures therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventors: Paul T. Pendergraft, Gary M. Bond
  • Patent number: 4504232
    Abstract: An apparatus for training students in thermal image recognition provides a lurality of variable thermal images for viewing through telescopic sights at a plurality of student stations. Identification of the image is electronically evaluated for correctness and response time by a microcomputer, located at an instructor station, which controls displays indicative of the student's performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1985
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Gary M. Bond, Albert H. Marshall
  • Patent number: 4439156
    Abstract: A training device for simulated anti-armor weapons system utilizes a microcessor system to perform a number of functions including solving dynamic flight equations of a simulated missile and determining the gunner's aiming error. A miniature terrain board having a miniature target with an infrared source provides the aim point for a gunner using a simulated weapon launcher. An infrared sensing device mounted in the weapon provides input to the microprocessor while a CCTV provides an instructor with a gunner's view. Sound, visibility, and recoil associated with weapons use are simulated by peripheral devices under the control of the microprocessor. The gunner's aiming error and view are displayed in real time on an instructor's console which provides for instructor input and recording of gunner performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Herbert C. Towle, Gary M. Bond, Bon F. Shaw
  • Patent number: 4387974
    Abstract: An eye position measurement circuit is disclosed for calculating the posin of the cornea of the human eye. The eye position measurement circuit includes a dual axis infrared light detector which will sense the position of the cornea of the eye upon receiving pulsed infrared light reflected from the cornea of the eye. The dual axis infrared light detector is, in turn, connected in unique combination with filters, absolute value circuits, analog-to-digital converters, latches, a digital computer, and other electronic components for calculating the position of the cornea of the human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Gary M. Bond
  • Patent number: 4340370
    Abstract: A linear motion and pop-up target training system is disclosed for training a marksman to fire a simulated weapon. Located upon the terrain surface of a modelboard are six pop-up targets and three bi-directional linear motion targets, each of which emits, when activated by a first microprocessor computer, a pulsed beam of infrared light. Mounted upon the weapon is a sensor which will sense the pulsed beam of infrared light emitted by the activated target. The sensor then supplied to a rifle electronics circuit an analog signal proportional to the amount of light received by the sensor, and the rifle electronics circuit converts the analog signal to a digital logic signal to be supplied to a second microprocessor computer. The second microprocessor computer then processes the digital logic signal in accordance with a predetermined computer program so as to determine whether the marksman has scored a hit, a miss, or a near miss upon the activated target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Bon F. Shaw, Paul D. Grimmer, Herbert C. Towle, Gary M. Bond
  • Patent number: 4317652
    Abstract: A marksmanship training device is disclosed for simulating long range weas so as to train a marksman in the use of the particular weapon being simulated. The marksmanship training device comprises a laser transmitter mounted within the weapon being simulated which, when activated by the marksman, broadcasts at a target a square wave beam of laser light having a predetermined frequency. A receiver, mounted upon the target, will sense only a square wave laser light beam having the predetermined frequency mentioned above and activate a buzzer so as to indicate that the marksman has scored a hit upon the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Gary M. Bond, Bon F. Shaw
  • Patent number: 4317651
    Abstract: A weapons training apparatus is disclosed for simulating long range weapons o as to train a marksman in the use of the particular weapon being simulated. The weapons training apparatus comprises a laser transmitter mounted within the weapon being simulated which, when activated by the marksman, broadcast at a target a square wave beam of laser light having a predetermined frequency. A receiver, mounted upon the target, will sense only a square wave laser light beam having the predetermined frequency mentioned above, and activate a buzzer so as to indicate that the marksman has scored a hit upon the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Albert H. Marshall, Gary M. Bond, Bon F. Shaw