Patents by Inventor Harley C. McDonald

Harley C. McDonald 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).

  • Publication number: 20190068102
    Abstract: A motor/generator/transmission system includes: an axle; a stator ring having a plurality of stator coils disposed around the periphery of the stator ring, wherein each phase of the plurality of stator coils includes a respective set of multiple parallel non-twisted wires separated at the center tap with electronic switches for connecting the parallel non-twisted wires of each phase of the stator coils all in series, all in parallel, or in a combination of series and parallel; a rotor support structure coupled to the axle; a first rotor ring and a second rotor ring each having an axis of rotation coincident with the axis of rotation of the axle, at least one of the first rotor ring or the second rotor ring being slidably coupled to the rotor support structure and configured to translate along the rotor support structure in a first axial direction or in a second axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, James L. Bailey, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20190013759
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 10084404
    Abstract: A motor/generator/transmission system includes: an axle; a stator ring having a plurality of stator coils disposed around the periphery of the stator ring, wherein each phase of the plurality of stator coils includes a respective set of multiple parallel non-twisted wires separated at the center tap with electronic switches for connecting the parallel non-twisted wires of each phase of the stator coils all in series, all in parallel, or in a combination of series and parallel; a rotor support structure coupled to the axle; a first rotor ring and a second rotor ring each having an axis of rotation coincident with the axis of rotation of the axle, at least one of the first rotor ring or the second rotor ring being slidably coupled to the rotor support structure and configured to translate along the rotor support structure in a first axial direction or in a second axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FALCON POWER, LLC
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, James L. Bailey, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 10014812
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Falcon Power, LLC
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20180138850
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20180048254
    Abstract: A motor/generator/transmission system includes: an axle; a stator ring having a plurality of stator coils disposed around the periphery of the stator ring, wherein each phase of the plurality of stator coils includes a respective set of multiple parallel non-twisted wires separated at the center tap with electronic switches for connecting the parallel non-twisted wires of each phase of the stator coils all in series, all in parallel, or in a combination of series and parallel; a rotor support structure coupled to the axle; a first rotor ring and a second rotor ring each having an axis of rotation coincident with the axis of rotation of the axle, at least one of the first rotor ring or the second rotor ring being slidably coupled to the rotor support structure and configured to translate along the rotor support structure in a first axial direction or in a second axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, James L. Bailey, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20180013371
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and a method for hydride generation. In some embodiments, the system includes an assembly for introducing hydride generation reagents into a mixing path or mixing container, where the assembly includes first chamber configured to contain a first hydride generation reagent and a second chamber configured to contain a second hydride generation reagent. A first plunger is configured to translate within the first chamber and cause a displacement of the first hydride generation reagent, and a second plunger is configured to translate within the second chamber and cause a displacement of the second hydride generation reagent. The assembly further includes base coupling the first plunger and the second plunger together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, James L. Bailey, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 9819296
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Falcon Power, LLC
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 9748886
    Abstract: A motor/generator/transmission system includes: an axle; a stator ring having a plurality of stator coils disposed around the periphery of the stator ring, wherein each phase of the plurality of stator coils includes a respective set of multiple parallel non-twisted wires separated at the center tap with electronic switches for connecting the parallel non-twisted wires of each phase of the stator coils all in series, all in parallel, or in a combination of series and parallel; a rotor support structure coupled to the axle; a first rotor ring and a second rotor ring each having an axis of rotation coincident with the axis of rotation of the axle, at least one of the first rotor ring or the second rotor ring being slidably coupled to the rotor support structure and configured to translate along the rotor support structure in a first axial direction or in a second axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Falcon Power, LLC
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, James L. Bailey, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20170040920
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 9479037
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Falcon Power, LLC
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20160209178
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of this disclosure, an armor system includes a front wall and a back wall spaced apart from one another. The armor system also includes a first plurality of internal walls spaced apart from one another and fixed on one end of each internal wall to the front wall and on the other end of each internal wall to the back wall. The internal walls are slanted (i.e., fixed at angles other than ninety degrees) with respect to the front wall and the back wall. In this manner, a projectile passing directly through the front wall will strike at least one of the slanted internal walls before striking the back wall. Thus, the armor system prevents penetration of an underlying structure (e.g., armored vehicle, housing structure, or other enclosure) that is protected by the armor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20160036308
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an electric generator and motor transmission system that is capable of operating with high energy, wide operating range and extremely variable torque and RPM conditions. In accordance with various embodiments, the disclosed system is operable to: dynamically change the output “size” of the motor/generator by modularly engaging and disengaging rotor/stator sets as power demands increase or decrease; activate one stator or another within the rotor/stator sets as torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements change; and/or change from parallel to series winding configurations or the reverse through sets of 2, 4, 6 or more parallel, three-phase, non-twisted coil windings with switchable separated center tap to efficiently meet torque/RPM or amperage/voltage requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: James L. Bailey, Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 6401983
    Abstract: A bulk cargo container is disclosed for storing, transporting or processing solid or liquid bulk materials. The bulk cargo container includes a vessel suitable for containing the bulk material and a supporting frame assembly having a generally horizontally disposed support member attachment. In an exemplary embodiment, the vessel is formed of fiber reinforced plastic material and includes a container portion and a support member. The container portion is formed into at least one hopper having a discharge opening therein suitable for discharging bulk material contained within the vessel. The vessel is supported from the support member attachment via the support member so that the weight of the bulk material is carried in tension by the fiber reinforced plastic material of the vessels shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Composite Structures, Inc.
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 6059372
    Abstract: An open top vessel containing bulk or liquid material comprising an inclined front wall, an inclined rear wall, and inclined opposite side walls. The walls of the vessel extend downwardly and inwardly from the upper ends thereof towards the lower ends thereof towards a discharge opening formed at the lower end of the vessel. A support frame is provided for supporting the vessel and includes at least a pair of horizontally spaced-apart, horizontally disposed support frame members which receive inverted U-shaped supports on the upper end of the vessel. The vessel is ideally suited for use as a hopper bottom in a hopper bottom trailer. The vessel is comprised of a fiber reinforced plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Composite Structures, Inc.
    Inventors: Harley C. McDonald, Matthew C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 6044605
    Abstract: A door of fiberglass construction is described and which comprises an outer fiberglass skin having an interior compartment filled with a foam material with the skin enclosing the foam material and being of seamless construction. The foam material includes a high density foam material along at least portions of the periphery of the interior compartment and an inner member comprised of a low density foam material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Composite Structures, Inc.
    Inventor: Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 5934030
    Abstract: A door frame including of first and second door frame members is provided wherein each of the first and second door frame members is of unitary molded fiberglass construction. Each of the first and second door frame members including side jambs having a head jamb extending therebetween. Each of the first and second door frame members includes a trim section which overlies a wall surface of the wall extending around the door opening and includes an inside section extending substantially perpendicularly from the trim section. The inside surface of one of the door frame members may be trimmed for reception in a recess formed in the other frame member so that the frame members will accommodate walls of various thicknesses. A door of fiberglass construction is hingedly secured to one of the door frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Composite Structures, Inc.
    Inventor: Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 5921043
    Abstract: A building constructed of a molded fiberglass inner shell having a molded fiberglass outer shell positioned thereover to create a space therebetween which is filled with a foam core material. Each of the inner and outer shells include upstanding walls and a roof extending thereover. The inner and outer shells are provided with registering door openings formed therein into which a door is mounted. A pair of differently designed floors may be utilized in the building. Further, the floor may be omitted if desired. The outer surface of the outer shell has a smooth finish as does the inner surface of the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Composite Structures, Inc.
    Inventor: Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: D429686
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Composite Structures, Inc.
    Inventor: Harley C. McDonald
  • Patent number: D430104
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Composite Structures, Inc.
    Inventor: Harley C. McDonald