Patents by Inventor Harold M. Stillman

Harold M. Stillman 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: 9439402
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of an aquaculture cage of the invention has a buoyant structure configured to float on a water surface, an aquaculture net portion made of a material that is corrodible by salt water and attached to the buoyant structure for positioning a top of the aquaculture net portion at a distance below the water surface, where the aquaculture net portion encloses an interior of the cage from the top of the aquaculture net portion to a bottom of the aquaculture net portion to retain marine life, and an upper enclosure portion enclosing space above the aquaculture net portion for preventing the marine life from escaping over the top of the aquaculture net portion, where the upper enclosure portion comprises a material that is substantially non-corrodible by salt water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: ECOSEA FARMING S.A.
    Inventors: Harold M. Stillman, Richard Luco Salman
  • Publication number: 20100050952
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of an aquaculture cage of the invention has a buoyant structure configured to float on a water surface, an aquaculture net portion made of a material that is corrodible by salt water and attached to the buoyant structure for positioning a top of the aquaculture net portion at a distance below the water surface, where the aquaculture net portion encloses an interior of the cage from the top of the aquaculture net portion to a bottom of the aquaculture net portion to retain marine life, and an upper enclosure portion enclosing space above the aquaculture net portion for preventing the marine life from escaping over the top of the aquaculture net portion, where the upper enclosure portion comprises a material that is substantially non-corrodible by salt water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL COPPER ASSOCIATION, LTD
    Inventors: Harold M. Stillman, Richard Luco Salman
  • Publication number: 20090229531
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a corrosion-compensated net. A preferred embodiment has upper and lower net regions associated with each other to provide a wall. Each of the upper and lower net regions has an outer portion of a corrodible material. The respective outer portions of the upper and lower net regions are differently configured to compensate for a difference between corrosiveness levels of the environments at the upper and lower portions. The upper net portion can be configured to withstand a higher corrosiveness level than that of the lower net portion when exposed to the environment for equal amounts of time. In such an embodiment, the respective outer portions of the upper and lower net regions can have different thicknesses to compensate for the difference between corrosiveness levels of the environments at the upper and lower portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Harold M. STILLMAN
  • Patent number: 6882904
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for managing a plurality of power resource assets from a central control center, operating the plurality of power resource assets in an automated fashion as a single power plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Edward M. Petrie, Hans Levander, H. Lee Willis, Harold M. Stillman
  • Patent number: 6134124
    Abstract: An electronic interface couples a combination of generation and storage devices with a power grid and/or a load. The interface comprises a DC bus; a DC storage device coupled to the DC bus; a first DC-to-AC inverter (N1) having a DC port operatively coupled to the DC bus, and an AC port; a second DC-to-AC inverter (N2) having a DC port operatively coupled to the DC bus, and an AC port; a switch (S4) for electrically coupling the AC port of the second DC-to-AC inverter to a first generator or an AC storage device; a first rectifier (D1) for coupling an AC output of the first generator to the DC bus; and a second rectifier (D2) for coupling an AC output of the AC storage device to the DC bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: ABB Power T&D Company Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Jungreis, Edward Petrie, Harold M. Stillman, David Slump, John Finney, Joseph Oravsky
  • Patent number: 5005226
    Abstract: A flushing mechanism for flushing a toilet bowl with a reduced amount of water. The flushing mechanism includes a containment vessel adapted to fit in a standard-sized toilet tank and means within the containmment vessel for forcing water out of the vessel into the bowl to be flushed. In a first embodiment, the containment vessel includes an elastic bladder which is filled with the liquid and expands to provide the additional pressure. In a second embodiment, a piston spring system forces liquid out of the containment vessel to flush the bowl. A hydraulic actuation system is also provided for actuating the flushing mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: American Standard Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Basile, Ashvani K. Madan, Fred E. Snyder, Harold M. Stillman
  • Patent number: 4984311
    Abstract: A flushing mechanism for flushing a toilet bowl with a reduced amount of water. The flushing mechanism includes a containment vessel adapted to fit in a standard-sized toilet tank and means within the containment vessel for forcing water out of the vessel into the bowl to be flushed. In a first embodiment, the containment vessel includes an elastic bladder which is filled with the liquid and expands to provide the additional pressure. In a second embodiment, a piston spring system forces liquid out of the containment vessel to flush the bowl. A hydraulic actuation system is also provided for actuating the flushing mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: American Standard Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Basile, Ashvani K. Madan, Fred E. Snyder, Harold M. Stillman
  • Patent number: 4955921
    Abstract: A flushing mechanism using a phase change fluid for flushing a toilet bowl with a reduced amount of water. The flushing mechanism includes a containment vessel adapted to fit in a standard-sized toilet tank and means within the containment vessel for forcing water out of the vessel into the bowl to be flushed. The containment vessel includes a collapsible bladder which is loaded with a phase change fluid. Water in the containment vessel is forced into the toilet bowl when the phase change fluid changes from a liquid to a vapor state. A hydraulic actuation system is also provided for actuating the flushing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: American Standard Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Basile, Ashvani K. Madan, Fred E. Snyder, Harold M. Stillman
  • Patent number: 4657332
    Abstract: A 220 Volt electric outlet is conveniently provided in a kitchen without requiring an electrician. The control switch for a heater element in an electric kitchen range is turned "OFF". This heater element is lifted from its well and unplugged or disconnected from the 220 Volt terminals normally energizing it. An adapter with an attractive cover for this well carries a centrally located 220 Volt outlet with electrical conductors extending downwardly and laterally to be connected to the supply terminals in the heater well. The adapter cover has a peripheral skirt which seats down flush against the top of the range. The 220 Volt outlet is accessible to the user from the top of the electric range conveniently available for supplying power to appliances which desirably would utilize more power than is available from a 110 Volt outlet, particularly heating and cooking appliances. For use the control switch is turned to "HIGH" for the heater well employed with this 220 Volt outlet adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: Cuisinarts, Inc.
    Inventor: Harold M. Stillman
  • Patent number: 4588383
    Abstract: An interactive trainer/prompter device serves to provide visual and synthetic-speech prompts to a human operative to achieve a task that requires skills that may be critical, but infrequently required. In favorable embodiment, the trainer/prompter device is employed for cardio pulmonary resuscitation. The device has a plurality of actuator push buttons and indicator lamps, and provides synthetic voice prompts. The human operative follows synthetic-speech instructions, and interacts with the device by depressing the appropriate push button, for example, to indicate that a victim is not breathing, or has no detectable pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: The New Directions Group, Inc.
    Inventors: William S. Parker, Harold M. Stillman