Patents by Inventor James Allen Baker

James Allen Baker 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: 10958115
    Abstract: Embodiments of laminated stator cores suitable for usage in high temperature applications are provided, as are embodiments of methods for manufacturing high temperature laminated stator core. In one embodiment, the method includes obtaining a plurality of coated laminates each comprising a laminate over which a coating precursor layer is formed. The coating precursor layer contain inorganic dielectric particles having a softening point. The plurality of coated laminates are arranged in a laminate stack, which is then fired at temperatures equal to or greater than the softening point of the inorganic dielectric particles. During firing, a compressive force is applied to the laminate stack sufficient to consolidate the inorganic dielectric particles into a plurality of coherent interlaminate dielectric layers electrically insulating and bonding together the plurality of coated laminates as the high temperature laminated stator core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: James Piascik, Reza Oboodi, Paul Chipko, Martin Carlin Baker, Jimmy Wiggins, Leroy Allen Fizer
  • Patent number: 10918434
    Abstract: Multi-electrode ablation systems, methods, and controllers are described. In one example, a multi-electrode ablation system includes a power supply configured to be coupled to a plurality of electrodes and a controller coupled to the power supply. The controller is configured to determine a thermal gain of each electrode of the plurality of electrodes. For each electrode of the plurality of electrodes, the controller sets a power limit based at least in part on said electrode's determined thermal gain. The power limit establishes a maximum power that may be dissipated through said electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: John B. Blix, James C. Baker, Kevin K. Ennett, John Eric Hein, Joseph Allen Brotz, Joseph William Barnier, Raymond Victor Froehlich, Michael Olsen, Sukanya Varadharajan
  • Publication number: 20190323549
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a first tie rod end component having a first threaded surface and a second tie rod end component having a second threaded surface. The first and second tie rod end components are configured to rotatably couple to a center component in opposite directions. The tie rod end components each include a groove designed to assist a user in determining whether the tie rod ends are properly coupled to the center component. If the groove is visible to a user then the tie-rod end is not screwed in far enough. In contrast, it the groove is hidden that indicates that the tie rod end component and the center component are properly assembled to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: William CHIRREY, Paul DOLAN, Altan UGURKAN, James Allen BAKER
  • Publication number: 20080169647
    Abstract: A pipe coupling assembly includes two identical pipes each extending into an enlarged collar and then into a hemispherical socket each with a socket radius. A bulbous insert engages the sockets of the pipes. A clamping mechanism is disposed about the pipes and includes two blocks for holding the sockets into engagement with the insert. The insert has two necks both extending axially around the flow passage and fitting into the pipes. The insert defines a slot extending radially and circumferentially about the axis for allowing movement of two hemispheres relative to one another. Each of the hemispheres has an insert radius. The socket radii are greater than the respective insert radii for establishing a contact line between the insert and the sockets which becomes a contact band as the blocks move together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: William James Kumpf, James Allen Baker, Prasad Shripad Kadle
  • Patent number: 7178450
    Abstract: A compressor includes a housing and a drive shaft extending along a longitudinal axis and rotatably supported by the housing. A pocket is defined in the drive shaft and extends to a bottom portion having a diameter smaller than a diameter of the pocket. A pair of sealing lip portions disposed between the housing circumscribing the drive shaft. A pair of channels is defined in the drive shaft with one of the channels exposed between the spaced lip portions to deliver a lubricant therebetween under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Allen Baker, Edward Wolfe, IV, William James Kumpf
  • Patent number: 6968706
    Abstract: Each blow-off valve includes a valve body with a first movable wall defining a portion of the liquid fluid passage therein and a second movable wall defining a portion of the suction fluid passage therein. An actuator interconnects the movable walls for simultaneously moving the walls and opening the fluid passages in response to the electrical leakage-warning signal. In the species of FIGS. 2 and 3, the movable walls are integrally united with the valve body and include frangible sections that are fractured by an explosive squib to separate the movable walls from the body to simultaneously open the liquid and suction fluid passages. In the species of FIG. 5, the movable walls are separate valve elements disposed in a circular bore that opens the passages to the ambient surroundings. The actuator includes a spring, for biasing each of the valve elements out of its respective bore, and a holding device that weakens in response to the electrical leakage-warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Inventors: Prasad Shripad Kadle, James Allen Baker, William James Kumpf, Mahmoud Ghodbane, Lawrence P. Scherer
  • Patent number: 6915646
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for a vehicle includes an accumulator/dehydrator (A/D) disposed in the suction fluid line for accumulating refrigerant and a heat transfer jacket surrounds the A/D for exchanging heat with the A/D and the refrigerant therein. The heat transfer jacket may define a space between an inner wall of the A/D and an outer wall spaced therefrom with a heat transfer media disposed in the space for cooling by extracting heat from the refrigerant in the A/D. Alternatively, the jacket is defined by a double walled sleeve surrounding the A/D and defining the space for the heat transfer media. Yet another alternative is for the heat transfer jacket to comprise a thermoelectric device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasad Shripad Kadle, James Allen Baker, Mahmoud Ghodbane
  • Patent number: 6907748
    Abstract: Each blow-off valve includes a valve body with a first movable wall defining a portion of the liquid fluid passage therein and a second movable wall defining a portion of the suction fluid passage therein. An actuator interconnects the movable walls for simultaneously moving the walls and opening the fluid passages in response to the electrical leakage-warning signal. In the species of FIGS. 2 and 3, the movable walls are integrally united with the valve body and include frangible sections that are fractured by an explosive squib to separate the movable walls from the body to simultaneously open the liquid and suction fluid passages. In the species of FIG. 5, the movable walls are separate valve elements disposed in a circular bore that opens the passages to the ambient surroundings. The actuator includes a spring, for biasing each of the valve elements out of its respective bore, and a holding device that weakens in response to the electrical leakage-warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasad Shripad Kadle, James Allen Baker, William James Kumpf, Mahmoud Ghodbane, Lawrence P. Scherer
  • Publication number: 20040168448
    Abstract: Each blow-off valve includes a valve body with a first movable wall defining a portion of the liquid fluid passage therein and a second movable wall defining a portion of the suction fluid passage therein. An actuator interconnects the movable walls for simultaneously moving the walls and opening the fluid passages in response to the electrical leakage-warning signal. In the species of FIGS. 2 and 3, the movable walls are integrally united with the valve body and include frangible sections that are fractured by an explosive squib to separate the movable walls from the body to simultaneously open the liquid and suction fluid passages. In the species of FIG. 5, the movable walls are separate valve elements disposed in a circular bore that opens the passages to the ambient surroundings. The actuator includes a spring, for biasing each of the valve elements out of its respective bore, and a holding device that weakens in response to the electrical leakage-warning signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Prasad Shripad Kadle, James Allen Baker, William James Kumpf, Mahmoud Ghodbane, Lawrence P. Scherer
  • Patent number: 6748756
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for a vehicle includes a controller for periodically increasing the stroke and output of the pistons in a variable stroke compressor for periodically reducing the amount of refrigerant resident in the evaporator. The controller includes a timer for establishing predetermined time periods between the momentary spikes of periodic increases of stroke. Normally, the stroke is spiked only when the compressor is operating at a low load condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasad Shripad Kadle, James Allen Baker, Mahmoud Ghodbane
  • Patent number: 6748761
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for a vehicle includes an evaporator for evaporating the refrigerant and including a predetermined portion in which refrigerant pools. A device for directing the flow of air to the predetermined portion to minimize the pooling of refrigerant in the predetermined portion includes a spool and a sheet wound around the spool for winding and unwinding the sheet. The opening is disposed in the sheet for allowing airflow to said predetermined portion of the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Ghodbane, James Allen Baker, Prasad Shripad Kadle
  • Patent number: 6679084
    Abstract: An expansion device that is able to perform the functions of refrigerant expansion, flow control and shut-off. A cage extends from the ends of a body and supports a screen cover. An orifice tube extends through the body and a conical shaped valve seat forms an outwardly flared inlet to the orifice tube. A plunger defines a conical shaped valve end for engaging and sealing the conical valve seat to prevent refrigerant from entering the orifice tube. A rod extends from the valve end to react with a solenoid coil for moving the valve end into and out of engagement with the valve seat. A spring interacts between the plunger and the solenoid for urging the plunger into the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Ghodbane, James Allen Baker
  • Publication number: 20040003616
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for a vehicle includes a controller for periodically increasing the stroke and output of the pistons in a variable stroke compressor for periodically reducing the amount of refrigerant resident in the evaporator. The controller includes a timer for establishing predetermined time periods between the momentary spikes of periodic increases of stroke. Normally, the stroke is spiked only when the compressor is operating at a low load condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Prasad Shripad Kadle, James Allen Baker, Mahmoud Ghodbane
  • Publication number: 20040003624
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for a vehicle includes an accumulator/dehydrator (A/D) disposed in the suction fluid line for accumulating refrigerant and a heat transfer jacket surrounds the A/D for exchanging heat with the A/D and the refrigerant therein. The heat transfer jacket may define a space between an inner wall of the A/D and an outer wall spaced therefrom with a heat transfer media disposed in the space for cooling by extracting heat from the refrigerant in the A/D. Alternatively, the jacket is defined by a double walled sleeve surrounding the A/D and defining the space for the heat transfer media. Yet another alternative is for the heat transfer jacket to comprise a thermoelectric device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Prasad Shripad Kadle, James Allen Baker, Mahmoud Ghodbane
  • Publication number: 20040003623
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for a vehicle includes an evaporator for evaporating the refrigerant and including a predetermined portion in which refrigerant pools. A device for directing the flow of air to the predetermined portion to minimize the pooling of refrigerant in the predetermined portion includes a spool and a sheet wound around the spool for winding and unwinding the sheet. The opening is disposed in the sheet for allowing airflow to said predetermined portion of the evaporator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Mahmoud Ghodbane, James Allen Baker, Prasad Shripad Kadle
  • Patent number: 6607529
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device comprising an elongate probe member having proximal and distal extremities and a passage extending from the proximal extremity to an opening at the distal extremity. The elongate probe member is provided with an elongate cutout adjacent the opening so that the elongate probe member is formed with an elongate extension projecting alongside the cutout beyond the opening. A guide canula is mounted in the passage of the elongate probe member and has proximal and distal extremities and a lumen extending therethrough. A radio frequency electrode is disposed in the lumen and an insulating sleeve is coaxially disposed on the radio frequency electrode. A handle is secured to the proximal extremity of the guide canula for advancing and retracting the radio frequency electrode and the insulating sleeve with respect to the guide canula and for causing bending of the distal extremity of the guide cannula into the cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Medtronic Vidamed, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Jones, Phillip R. Sommer, James Allen Baker, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20020195241
    Abstract: A system for selectively heating or cooling a vehicle's passenger cabin is provided. The system provides heating and cooling through a secondary loop heat exchanger system that includes a heat exchanger, an actuator, an air bypass and a puller fan. A desired air temperature can be obtained by controlling air drawn through the heat exchanger and the air bypass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: James Allen Baker, Mahmoud Ghodbane
  • Patent number: 6464661
    Abstract: A medical probe device of this invention comprising a catheter having a control end and a probe end. The probe end includes a stylet guide housing having at least one stylet port and stylet guide means for directing a flexible stylet outward through at least one stylet port and through intervening tissue to targeted tissues. A stylet is positioned in at least one of said stylet guide means, the stylet comprising a non-conductive sleeve having a RF electrode lumen and an optional a fluid supply lumen and a temperature sensor lumen therein. At least one portion of an opposed surface of the electrode lumen and the electrode can be spaced apart to define a liquid supply passageway for delivery of medicament liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Vidamed, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart D. Edwards, Hugh R. Sharkey, Ingemar H. Lundquist, Ronald G. Lax, James Allen Baker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6405793
    Abstract: A vehicle climate control system having a separate control for first and second separate areas of the vehicle. The climate control system includes a three-fluid heat exchanger having a first path with a first inlet and first outlet, and a second path with a second inlet and second outlet. The first path communicates refrigerant between the first inlet and first outlet and the second path communicates coolant between the second inlet and second outlet without the refrigerant and the coolant being mixed. A primary refrigerant loop is interconnected by a refrigerant line with the refrigerant line being connected to the inlet and outlet of the first path. A secondary loop is connected to the inlet and the outlet of the second path such that the coolant flows through the three-fluid heat exchanger to selectively cool or heat the second area of the vehicle by heat transfer within the three-fluid heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Ghodbane, James Allen Baker
  • Patent number: D861545
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: STEMCO PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: James Allen Baker, Paul Dolan