Patents by Inventor George G. Gray

George G. Gray 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: 10646761
    Abstract: A variable stiffness striking implement, such as, for example, a ball bat typically used in baseball, softball, or rubber ball. The striking implement, preferably has a separate barrel and handle. A wedge and joint attached directly to the handle or indirectly to the handle using an interface portion engage the interior surface of the barrel. Most preferably, the wedge and joint are molded about the interface portion and a handle preform is then inserted into the intention of the interface portion and the handle is then molded. Wedge hardness is selectable and a stiffness member may also be employed. Stiffness member hardness may be selectable or may be adjustable by varied adjustment of a cap in relation to the barrel. Alternatively, the cap may not be adjustable in relation to the barrel so that a selected stiffness member hardness is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: James M. Early, Adam G. Gray, Jeremy H. Yim, Robert A. Lairmore, George W. Burger
  • Patent number: 10561913
    Abstract: An endcap assembly for a bat may include a body across an open end of a bat barrel and a core received by the body. In one implementation, the body and the core may be retained relative to one another by a bayonet connector radially spaced from interior sides of the bat barrel by at least 0.3 inch. In one implementation, the body may include a cup having a mouth and receiving the core. In one implementation, the cup is to be radially spaced from interior sides of the bat barrel by at least 0.3 inch. In one implementation, the mouth is axially recessed. In one implementation, the cup and the core are joined by a bayonet connector having a U-shaped slot facing away from a mouth of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: George W. Burger, Robert Lairmore, James M. Earley, Adam G. Gray
  • Publication number: 20190175831
    Abstract: A controller controls a fluid pump to deliver primary fluid from a first source at a desired rate through a respective conduit to a recipient. The controller monitors a volume of the primary fluid injected into the conduit. Subsequent to injecting a predetermined amount of the primary fluid into the conduit, the controller i) discontinues injection of the primary fluid into the conduit and ii) injects a secondary fluid through the conduit to advance a remaining portion of the primary fluid in the conduit to the recipient. The controller advances the secondary fluid into the conduit until a desired amount of the primary fluid is delivered trough the conduit to the recipient. Injection of the secondary fluid to push the remaining portion of the primary fluid reduces waste associated with the primary fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: George W. Gray, Susan E. Niemeier, Jesse E. Ambrosina, Benjamin G. Powers
  • Patent number: 4766575
    Abstract: A cylindrical array employs rectangular planar array segments which extend in the axial direction when assembled on a cylindrical conducting plate having flat longitudinal portions to which the planar array segments are attached. Each planar array segment comprises two columns of planar transducer elements with each column extending in the axial direction of the cylinder. The acoustic center of each transducer lies on the circumference of a right circular cylinder. The acoustical requirements of a cylindrical array are satisfied to allow multiple beams to be formed with a minimum of complexity and with the same versatility as in the curved array segment cylindrical array embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Stanley L. Ehrlich, George G. Gray
  • Patent number: 4531799
    Abstract: A pneumatically controlled electrical test connector contains spring loaded pins whose ends are brought into electrical contact with the opposing ends of corresponding connector pins of an electronic module. The pins of the pneumatically controlled connector have recesses in one of their ends to center the ends of the module connector pins. Pneumatic cylinders produce substantial force between the opposing pins of the test and module connectors to thereby cause good electrical contact at the contacting pin ends. The spring on each pin accommodates the mechanical tolerances of the pin lengths and causes the force on each pin to be substantially equal. Commercially available connectors are slipped onto the other ends of the test connector pins for wiring of the test connector to a test set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1985
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: George G. Gray
  • Patent number: 4523145
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for the automated handling and testing of semiconductor electronic modules which are stored in successive slots along the length of a magazine or container. The magazine is moved lengthwise in step-wise fashion and indexed to cause each module to assume in succession a position over an electrical connector. The connector is mechanically moved to make electrical contact with the electrical connector of the module. The module is thereby connected to an electrical test set which tests the module and provides a signal indicating whether the module has passed or failed and the module is so marked. The modules sequence through the test procedure until all have been tested, at which time the magazine is returned to its initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1985
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: George G. Gray, Jr.
  • Patent number: D366801
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Inventor: George G. Gray