Patents by Inventor James D. Anderson

James D. Anderson 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: 8261623
    Abstract: An inline tool tracking system for tracking an inline tool traveling along a pipe includes a detection and communication device operable to detect an inline tool as it passes generally near the device. The detection and communication device is operable to generate a detection output, which includes data indicative of the detection of the tool and a geographical location of the device. A control is operable to wirelessly receive the detection output and to process the detection output. The control generates a control output responsive to the processing, and the control output is indicative of the detection of the tool and the geographical location of the detection and communication device. A display device receives an input indicative of the control output and displays the information indicative of the detection of the tool and the geographical location of the detection and communication device to a user of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Microline Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry E. Miller, Randall L. Perrin, James D. Anderson, Jabin D. Reinhold, Douglas W. Spencer
  • Publication number: 20120169813
    Abstract: A housing defines a fluid reservoir for an imaging device. One or more exterior walls define a volume for holding ink to set a fluid backpressure in the imaging device. An opening in the walls is positioned for overflowing excessive ink from the volume to maintain the fluid backpressure within a predetermined operating range. Fluid inlets and outlets connect the reservoir to both a supply item and an ejection head. Ink flows into the reservoir from the supply item. It fills until the fluid rises to a height where it overflows back to the supply item. Less full reservoirs fill as the pump operates, while full reservoirs simultaneously return fluid back to their supply containers. Fluid does not spill from the walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Trevor Gray, Charles Aldrich, Jason Vanderpool, Robert Muyskens, Gregory Webb, David Ward, James D. Anderson, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090013806
    Abstract: An inline tool tracking system for tracking an inline tool traveling along a pipe includes a detection and communication device operable to detect an inline tool as it passes generally near the device. The detection and communication device is operable to generate a detection output, which includes data indicative of the detection of the tool and a geographical location of the device. A control is operable to wirelessly receive the detection output and to process the detection output. The control generates a control output responsive to the processing, and the control output is indicative of the detection of the tool and the geographical location of the detection and communication device. A display device receives an input indicative of the control output and displays the information indicative of the detection of the tool and the geographical location of the detection and communication device to a user of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: MICROLINE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jerry E. Miller, Randall L. Perrin, James D. Anderson, Jabin D. Reinhold, Douglas W. Spencer
  • Patent number: 7464938
    Abstract: An archery target is manufactured by stacking a plurality of layers of foam with the bottom surface of an upper layer engaging the top surface of a lower layer in face-to-face engagement to form a stack having a top surface, a bottom surface and a plurality of side surfaces. The foam layers are compressed and the layers of foam are secured to each other by applying heat to the side surfaces such that a plurality of target faces of at least partially melted foam are formed. The layers of foam are further integrated to one another by applying a heated rod through the entire stack to form at least one hole extending through the layers. The archery target is capable of being used in a stand-alone arrangement having at least four target faces and could be used as an insert for a three-dimensionally shaped target shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Delta Sports Products, LLC
    Inventor: James D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080278314
    Abstract: A race tracking and monitoring system using satellite communications may support racing teams in remote areas, and may provide information to officials, media broadcasters, or other interested parties while minimizing the cost of communications. The system may include a race vehicle communication device, a satellite network, check point communication devices at check points along a race route, and a control. The race vehicle communication device generates outputs, including the geographical location of the race vehicle, to the satellite network, and receives inputs from the satellite network. The check point communication device generates an output to the satellite network, including data indicative of the race vehicle passing a given check point. The control receives the outputs of the race vehicle communication device and the check point communication device via the satellite and processes the outputs, and generates a control output responsive to the processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: IonEarth LLC
    Inventors: Jerry E. Miller, Randall L. Perrin, James D. Anderson, Jabin D. Reinhold, Douglas W. Spencer
  • Patent number: 7258345
    Abstract: An archery target is manufactured by stacking a plurality of layers of foam with the bottom surface of an upper layer engaging the top surface of a lower layer in face-to-face engagement to form a stack having a top surface, a bottom surface and a plurality of side surfaces. The foam layers are compressed and the layers of foam are secured to each other by applying heat to the side surfaces such that a plurality of target faces of at least partially melted foam are formed. The layers of foam are further integrated to one another by applying a heated rod through the entire stack to form at least one hole extending through the layers. The archery target is capable of being used in a stand-alone arrangement having at least four target faces and could be used as an insert for a three-dimensionally shaped target shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Delta Sports Products, LLC
    Inventor: James D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7182447
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention provide an inkjet printhead within which a removable ink cartridge can be installed. Upon installation, the ink cartridge can be coupled to one or more wicks in the printhead for establishing fluid communication between one or more chambers in the ink cartridge and nozzles through which ink exits the printhead during operation. The wick can extend from a cartridge receptacle to a filter in order to transport ink from the removable cartridge to the filter. In some embodiments, the wick is retained in place within the printhead by a cap, which can be coupled to one or more filter towers. The wick can have upstream and downstream interfaces that can be the same or different in shape and/or size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Jr., Johnnie Coffey, David W. DeVore, Bruce Gibson, Trevor D. Gray, Gina M. Johns, Sam Norasak
  • Patent number: 6837577
    Abstract: A regulator adapted to regulate the throughput of an ink between an ink source and a print head includes: (a) a pressurized chamber including an ink inlet in fluid communication with the ink source, an ink outlet in fluid communication with the print head, and at least one flexible wall; and (b) a lever including a flexible arm extending along a portion of the flexible wall and an opposing arm operatively coupled to a seal biased to close the ink inlet when the lever is in a first position and to open the ink inlet to allow fluid communication between the ink inlet and the pressurized chamber when the lever is pivoted to a second position; where a lower pressure differential across the flexible wall causes the flexible wall to actuate the flexible arm, pivoting the lever to the first position (inlet closed), where a higher pressure differential across the flexible wall causes the flexible wall to actuate the flexible arm to pivot the lever to the second position (inlet open), and where a pressure change from
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, James P. Drummond, John R. Fowler, Trevor D. Gray, David E. Greer, Timothy L. Howard, Steve R. Komplin, Matthew J. Russell, Julie A. Whitney, Jon B. Whitney
  • Publication number: 20040257414
    Abstract: A method of assembling an ink filtration system in fluid communication with an ink source comprising the steps of: (a) providing a printhead base including at least one ink channel in fluid communication with at least one nozzle; (b) positioning an ink filter in fluid communication with at least the one ink channel of the printhead base; and (c) laser welding the ink filter in series with the printhead base to provide a sealed fluidic interface therebetween ensuring that ink within at least the one ink channel has passed through the ink filter. Also disclosed are methods and resulting apparatuses utilizing laser welding to mount components of an ink cartridge for use with an inkjet printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Tim Frasure, James A. Kerr, Steven R. Komplin, Matthew J. Russell, Ann M. Trebolo, Jon B. Whitney
  • Publication number: 20040257412
    Abstract: A method of assembling a print head that includes the steps of: (a) providing a print head base including a nozzle and at least one ink channel; (b) mounting in fluid communication with the at least one ink channel of the print head base an ink regulator that includes: (i) a pressurized chamber including an ink inlet in fluid communication with an ink source, an ink outlet in fluid communication with the at least one ink channel of the print head base, and an exterior flexible wall having an inner surface facing an interior of the pressurized chamber, (ii) a valve biased to restrict fluid communication between the ink source and the pressurized chamber, where the exterior flexible wall actuates the valve to overcome the bias in response to a predetermined pressure differential across the exterior flexible wall to provide fluid communication between the ink source and the pressurized chamber, where the fluid communication between the pressurized chamber and the ink source decreases the pressure differential ac
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, James P. Drummond, John R. Fowler, David E. Greer, James A. Kerr, Steven R. Komplin, Kin M. Kwan, Matthew J. Russell, Ann M. Trebolo
  • Publication number: 20040257413
    Abstract: A regulator adapted to regulate the throughput of an ink between an ink source and a print head includes: (a) a pressurized chamber including an ink inlet in fluid communication with the ink source, an ink outlet in fluid communication with the print head, and at least one flexible wall; and (b) a lever including a flexible arm extending along a portion of the flexible wall and an opposing arm operatively coupled to a seal biased to close the ink inlet when the lever is in a first position and to open the ink inlet to allow fluid communication between the ink inlet and the pressurized chamber when the lever is pivoted to a second position; where a lower pressure differential across the flexible wall causes the flexible wall to actuate the flexible arm, pivoting the lever to the first position (inlet closed), where a higher pressure differential across the flexible wall causes the flexible wall to actuate the flexible arm to pivot the lever to the second position (inlet open), and where a pressure change from
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, James P. Drummond, John R. Fowler, Trevor D. Gray, David E. Greer, Timothy L. Howard, Steven R. Komplin, Matthew J. Russell, Julie A. Whitney, Jon B. Whitney
  • Patent number: 6796644
    Abstract: A regulator adapted to regulate the throughput of an ink between an ink source and a print head includes: (a) a pressurized chamber including an ink inlet in fluid communication with and ink source, an ink outlet in fluid communication with a print head, and at least one flexible wall; and (b) a lever including a flexible arm extending along a portion of the flexible wall and an opposing arm operatively coupled to a seal biased to close the ink inlet when the lever is in a first position and to open the ink inlet to allow fluid communication between the ink inlet and the pressurized chamber when the lever is pivoted to a second position; where a lower pressure differential across the flexible wall causes the flexible wall to actuate the flexible arm, pivoting the lever to the first position (inlet closed), where a higher pressure differential across the flexible wall causes the flexible wall to actuate the flexible arm to pivot the lever to the second position (inlet open), and where a pressure change from th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Jr., Gerald F. Davis, John R. Fowler, David E. Greer, Trevor D. Gray, Timothy L. Howard, Steven R. Komplin, Matthew J. Russell, David T. Shadwick
  • Patent number: 6776478
    Abstract: A method of reducing the size of an ink flow regulator in fluid communication between an ink source and a print head nozzle. The method including the steps of: (a) positioning an ink flow regulator and an ink outlet of the ink flow regulator in a first section of the flow regulator; and (b) orienting a pivotable lever, having a first leg coupled to an inlet closure of the regulator and a second leg operatively coupled to an actuating wall of the regulator such that a fulcrum of the pivotable lever separates the first section from a second section of the ink flow regulator, wherein the first section and the second section are in fluid communication with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Jr., James P. Drummond, John R. Fowler, Trevor D. Gray, Timothy L. Howard, Matthew J. Russell
  • Patent number: 6363928
    Abstract: The solar tracking mechanism is utilized in connection with a solar energy collection system. The collection system includes a light reflective shell shaped to focus solar radiation on a radiation absorbing segment of a tube which carries a heat transfer fluid. The shell is pivotally mounted on a support frame. An actuator mounted between the support frame and the shell rotatably the shell. A solar sensor is mounted deep within a sighting tube which is fixed to the shell such that a line of sight through the sighting tube is at least parallel to the optical axis of the shell. The solar sensor generates a sensor signal which is used as a control input to an actuator control system. End limit switches generate a limit stop signals when the shell reaches maximum angular positions. The actuator control system generates fluid flows to the actuator based the solar sensor signal and the limit stop signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Alternative Energy Group, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Anderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5978461
    Abstract: A telephone switching system is provided for use with an external telephone line and a plurality of telephone extensions wherein each extension has a plurality of "touch tone" buttons which, when depressed, generate an audio signal unique to that button. The system includes at least one internal channel and at least one external channel wherein the external telephone line is connected to the external channel. An on-hook and off-hook detector is provided for each of the telephone extensions as well as a detector for detecting the presence of an incoming call on the external channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Ground Zero Engineering, L.L.C.
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5528721
    Abstract: A DC motor control system reduces power demands imposed upon a DC power source energizing a utilizing device by varying the time during which power application occurs, but not the magnitude of the power which remains constant. The DC motor control system includes a transducer/resistor network, a trigger pulse circuit, a control signal circuit, a driver circuit, and a switch network. The control signal circuit outputs a duty cycle control signal as regulated by the transducer/resistor network and the trigger pulse circuit. The transducer/resistor network permits an operator to determine the duration of the duty cycle control signal, which varies from 0% to 100%, while the trigger pulse circuit establishes the frequency of the duty cycle control signal. The driver circuit receives and amplifies each duty cycle control signal outputted by the control signal circuit. The driver circuit inputs each amplified duty cycle control signal into the switch network to activate it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: John Svoboda
    Inventors: John V. Searcy, II, James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5380226
    Abstract: An electrical terminal block includes a housing top, a housing bottom, and a plurality of electrical contact terminals. The housing top has a pattern of grooves extending into its bottom. The housing bottom has a pattern of tongues extending from its top. The housing top and bottom are ultrasonically welded to each other with the tongues located in at least some of the grooves. Different housing bottoms having different patterns of tongues can be selected to configure the terminal block to accommodate different types of electrical contact terminals having different numbers of contacts. The tongue and groove patterns can electrically isolate bases of contact terminals from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5374202
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided with a housing, female contacts, retainer clips, and contact spacers. The contact spacers surround the female contacts, have cantilevered flared legs, and have a top shelf. The legs are deflected when the spacer and female contact are inserted into the housing to form a friction grip between the spacer and the housing and, between the spacer and the female contact. The top shelf has an aperture to limit the size of male contacts to be passed therethrough and, support the bottom of the retainer clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1994
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5356316
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly including a grounding-mounting track and at least one ground module fixedly connected to the track. The track is adapted to have a plurality of signal modules modularly connected to it. The ground module has a housing with at least one electrical terminal therein. The electrical terminal is fixedly electrically connected to the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: James D. Anderson
  • Patent number: D697605
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Jr., John G. Edelen