Patents by Inventor Gordon G. Jones

Gordon G. Jones 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: 6290598
    Abstract: A diffuser having side rails and bridges includes different sets of air control blades that are interchangeably mounted on and slidable along slots located in the bridges. The different sets of blades may be interchanged without disassembly of a remainder of the diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Air System Components LP
    Inventors: Gordon G. Jones, Gerald Cook
  • Patent number: 6290597
    Abstract: A slot diffuser includes a pair of elongate and parallel side walls spaced by pairs of bridges. The bridges include feet that slide along receivers in the side walls such that the bridges can be positioned at any location therealong and provide support to the bridges and stability to the diffuser. The bridges include slots that extend between the side rails and that receive ends of air flow control blades. The air flow control blades include an elongate planar portion supported by rods extending outwardly on either side of the planar portions to support the blades in the slots. At a lower end of each planar portion opposite the rods is a foot that extends perpendicularly outward therefrom. Each side rail includes an inwardly projecting flange that is sized and positioned to slidably receive the foot of an associated blade such that the blade may be manually moved both within the slot and along the flange to properly position the blade during the installation or subsequent modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Air System Components L.P.
    Inventors: Gordon G. Jones, Gerald Cook
  • Patent number: 6280321
    Abstract: A slot diffuser includes a pair of elongate and parallel side walls spaced by pairs of bridges. The bridges include feet that slide along receivers in the side walls such that the bridges can be positioned at any location therealong and provide support to the bridges and stability to the diffuser. The bridges include slots that extend between the side rails and that receive ends of air flow control blades. The air flow control blades have an elongate planar portion supported by rods extending outwardly on either side of the planar portions to support the blades in the slots. The blades are removable without disassembling the entire diffuser. Each bridge has an arcuate cover that reduces air drag and each bridge also has a low profile to further reduce air drag and thus reduce noise produced by the diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Air System Components LP
    Inventors: Gordon G. Jones, Gerald Cook
  • Patent number: 6220958
    Abstract: A slot diffuser includes a pair of elongate and parallel side walls spaced by pairs of bridges. The bridges include feet that slide along receivers in the side walls such that the bridges can be positioned at any location therealong and provide support to the bridges and stability to the diffuser. The bridges include slots that extend between the side rails and that receive ends of air flow control blades. The air flow control blades include an elongate planar portion supported by slot following pegs extending outwardly on either side of the planar portions to support the blades in the slots. The bridges include a spring mechanism to provide bias to the blades to prevent wedging and rattling. The bridges also include a top arcuate cover that reduces air drag and noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Air System Components LP
    Inventors: Gordon G. Jones, Gerald Cook
  • Patent number: 5782689
    Abstract: An induction diffuser (100), radial flow diffuser (130), linear diffuser (150) and supply or return grille (170) use a fabric face (102, 132, 152, 172) to form the exposed portion thereof. The fabric face is preferably made of fiberglass or Kevlar coated with teflon. The use of the fabric face increases reflectivity of incident light, reduces sound levels, provides a durable and easily cleanable surface and provides other significant benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Tomkins Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Woolsey, G. Michael Kaler, Jr., Gordon G. Jones