Patents by Inventor Gerald T. Stevens

Gerald T. Stevens 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: 10777334
    Abstract: A wiring harness assembly includes a plurality of separated conductors formed of an electrically conductive material, a substrate formed of a dielectric material encasing the plurality of separated conductors, a location feature integrally formed with the substrate and an opening defined in the substrate having a predetermined size and shape. A section of the plurality of separated conductors is exposed within the opening. The opening is precisely located relative to the location feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Jared Bilas, David R. Peterson, Kurt P. Seifert, Christopher G. Reider, Doyeon Y. Sohn, Gerald A. Rhinehart, Jr., Therese G. Stevens, George A. Drew, John T. Kightlinger
  • Publication number: 20190172607
    Abstract: A wiring harness assembly includes a plurality of separated conductors formed of an electrically conductive material, a substrate formed of a dielectric material encasing the plurality of separated conductors, a location feature integrally formed with the substrate and an opening defined in the substrate having a predetermined size and shape. A section of the plurality of separated conductors is exposed within the opening. The opening is precisely located relative to the location feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Jared Bilas, David R. Peterson, Kurt P. Seifert, Christopher G. Reider, Doyeon Y. Sohn, Gerald A. Rhinehart, JR., Therese G. Stevens, George A. Drew, John T. Kightlinger
  • Patent number: 6256263
    Abstract: An acoustic sensing countermeasure device is used to sense the direction of a threat projectile or vehicle in addition to countering the threat with noise or interference signals. Countermeasure device includes an acoustic receive array comprised of segmented vertical staves preferably mounted within a reduced diameter section around the outside housing of the countermeasure device. The staves are grouped to form directional acoustic beams across the entire horizontal plane. To determine the direction of the acoustic signals from the threat projectile or vehicle, the countermeasure device uses a method wherein the direction is indicated by the output of the directional acoustic beams. The countermeasure device locates a known reference direction used to determine the bearing of the threat. The bearing information can be transmitted, for example, to the vessel that deployed the countermeasure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Gerald T. Stevens
  • Patent number: 6046961
    Abstract: A sonar sensor array having a multi-layer tiling arrangement for the indiual elements that increases surface area available for each element while maintaining the inter-element spacing required to avoid spatial aliasing when the received signals are combined to form a sonar beam. The array comprises outer and inner arrays of transducer elements for converting an acoustic signal to an electrical response. The transducer elements of the outer array are positioned such than a grid of isolation spaces separates each of the transducer elements. The transducer elements of the inner array are also positioned such that a grid of isolation spaces separates each one of the transducer elements. The electrical response generated by the transducer elements of the inner and outer arrays are coupled to a beamformer which processes the responses to produce an output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Maurice J. Griffin, Fred Nussbaum, Gerald T. Stevens
  • Patent number: 5808970
    Abstract: A sonar array uses multiple acoustically transparent layers. One layer is a lanar array of acoustic sensors that is substantially acoustically transparent. Another layer is an acoustically transparent wiring assembly that provides electrical connection to each acoustic sensor. A third acoustically transparent layer is a planar array of signal processing circuits coupled to the wiring assembly for processing electrical signals generated by the acoustic sensors. Each signal processing circuit resides within an area that is in geometric correspondence with a respective one acoustic sensor. Each signal processing circuit can include a preamplifier, an analog-to-digital converter and a digital multiplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: The United Stated of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Fred Nussbaum, Gerald T. Stevens, Maurice J. Griffin