Patents by Inventor James B. Bingham

James B. Bingham 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: 20200350084
    Abstract: In a pressurized water reactor (PWR), emergency core cooling (ECC) responds to depressurization due to a vessel penetration break at the top of the pressure vessel by draining water from a body of water through an injection line into the pressure vessel. A barrier operates concurrently with the ECC to suppress flow of liquid water from the pressure vessel out the vessel penetration break. The barrier may comprise one or more of: (1) an injection line extension passing through the central riser to drain water into the central riser; (2) openings in a lower portion of a central riser to shunt some upward flow from the central riser into a lower portion of the downcomer annulus; and (3) a surge line providing fluid communication between a pressurizer volume at the top of the pressure vessel and the remainder of the pressure vessel which directs water outboard toward the downcomer annulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: John D. Malloy, III, Billy E. Bingham, Ronald C. Watson, Jason G. Williams, Matthew W. Ales, James B. Inman, Sean M. Boyle
  • Patent number: 10720248
    Abstract: In a pressurized water reactor (PWR), emergency core cooling (ECC) responds to depressurization due to a vessel penetration break at the top of the pressure vessel by draining water from a body of water through an injection line into the pressure vessel. A barrier operates concurrently with the ECC to suppress flow of liquid water from the pressure vessel out the vessel penetration break. The barrier may comprise one or more of: (1) an injection line extension passing through the central riser to drain water into the central riser; (2) openings in a lower portion of a central riser to shunt some upward flow from the central riser into a lower portion of the downcomer annulus; and (3) a surge line providing fluid communication between a pressurizer volume at the top of the pressure vessel and the remainder of the pressure vessel which directs water outboard toward the downcomer annulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BWXT mPower, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Malloy, III, Billy E. Bingham, Ronald C. Watson, Jason G. Williams, Matthew W. Ales, James B. Inman, Sean M. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20200203029
    Abstract: In a pressurized water reactor (PWR), emergency core cooling (ECC) responds to depressurization due to a vessel penetration break at the top of the pressure vessel by draining water from a body of water through an injection line into the pressure vessel. A barrier operates concurrently with the ECC to suppress flow of liquid water from the pressure vessel out the vessel penetration break. The barrier may comprise one or more of: (1) an injection line extension passing through the central riser to drain water into the central riser; (2) openings in a lower portion of a central riser to shunt some upward flow from the central riser into a lower portion of the downcomer annulus; and (3) a surge line providing fluid communication between a pressurizer volume at the top of the pressure vessel and the remainder of the pressure vessel which directs water outboard toward the downcomer annulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: John D. Malloy, III, Billy E. Bingham, Ronald C. Watson, Jason G. Williams, Matthew W. Ales, James B. Inman, Sean M. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20110172752
    Abstract: An RF diathermy coil assembly includes a patient-conforming garment defining a passage for receiving a body part therein and a primary coil including a number of windings disposed around the passage. The primary coil is connectable to a power source lead and is incorporated into the patient-conforming garment. The primary coil is responsive to RF power delivered via the power source lead for establishing an RF field. A secondary coil is provided that includes a number of windings disposed around the passage. The secondary coil is disposed proximate the primary coil and is incorporated into the patient-conforming garment. A tuner is coupled to the secondary coil for tuning the RF field to a resonant frequency of the body part disposed within the passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: James B. Bingham, Richard G. Olsen
  • Patent number: 7953500
    Abstract: An RF diathermy coil assembly, including a generally elastically deformable patient conforming garment and a conductive coil secured to the garment. The conductive coil having a woven wire construction such that the coil can deform as the garment elastically deforms. The RF diathermy coil assembly can be used for wound healing in conjunction with muscle stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignees: HK Medical Technologies, Inc., The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: James B. Bingham, Richard G. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20080215115
    Abstract: An RF diathermy coil assembly, including a generally elastically deformable patient conforming garment and a conductive coil secured to the garment. The conductive coil having a woven wire construction such that the coil can deform as the garment elastically deforms. The RF diathermy coil assembly can be used for wound healing in conjunction with muscle stimulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: COVENTINA HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: James B. Bingham, Richard G. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20040230226
    Abstract: An RF diathermy coil assembly, including a generally elastically deformable patient conforming garment and a conductive coil secured to the garment. The conductive coil having a woven wire construction such that the coil can deform as the garment elastically deforms. The RF diathermy coil assembly can be used for wound healing in conjunction with muscle stimulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicants: EHTI Medical Corporation, The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: James B. Bingham, Richard G. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20040162583
    Abstract: An RF diathermy coil assembly, including a generally elastically deformable patient conforming garment and a conductive coil secured to the garment. The conductive coil having a woven wire construction such that the coil can deform as the garment elastically deforms. The RF diathermy coil assembly can be used for wound healing in conjunction with muscle stimulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicants: EHTI Medical Corporation, The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: James B. Bingham, Richard G. Olsen
  • Patent number: 6735481
    Abstract: An RF diathermy coil assembly, including a generally elastically deformable patient conforming garment and a conductive coil secured to the garment. The conductive coil having a woven wire construction such that the coil can deform as the garment elastically deforms. The RF diathermy coil assembly can be used for wound healing in conjunction with muscle stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignees: EHTI Medical Corporation, The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: James B. Bingham, Richard G. Olsen
  • Patent number: 6094599
    Abstract: An RF diathermy coil assembly, including a generally elastically deformable patient conforming garment and a conductive coil secured to the garment. The conductive coil having a woven wire construction such that the coil can deform as the garment elastically deforms. The RF diathermy coil assembly can be used for wound healing in conjunction with muscle stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: EHTI Medical Corporation
    Inventors: James B. Bingham, Richard G. Olsen