Patents by Inventor James L. Richards

James L. Richards 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: 9970296
    Abstract: A fluid motor is disclosed employed in a turbocharger to spin-up the turbocharger turbine independently of the existing exhaust gas pressure on the exhaust turbine wheel. A fluid turbine wheel is fixedly attached to the rotary mounted shaft of the turbocharger. Fixedly mounted nozzles directed at the fluid turbine wheel present fluid from a controlled source of pressurized fluid. A fixedly mounted collector receiving exhausted fluid from the fluid turbine wheel. The fluid is recycled from the collector to the controlled source of pressurized fluid and then back to the fixedly mounted. The fluid turbine wheel exhausts the fluid with residual energy to the collector. The controlled source of pressurized fluid includes a gear pump with an accumulator and a solenoid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: James L. Richards
  • Patent number: 9656330
    Abstract: A machining system includes a tool head having a yoke, a housing pivotally mounted to the yoke and a collet rotatable in the housing. The collet includes a tool head rocker driven by fluid to allow rocking of a tool relative to the collet in a plane normal to the housing pivotal axis in the yoke. The machining system also includes a source of constant liquid pressure and a source of constant gas pressure. The collet has pressure chambers in communication with the sources of constant pressures to bias the rockable collet assembly. The collet/tool axis is arranged to trail in the direction of relative motion when the contour of the work is moving away from the tool head and to lead when the contour of the work is approaching the tool head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: James L. Richards
  • Patent number: 9255704
    Abstract: A streetlight includes a light-emitting diode and a passive cooling system. The light-emitting diode is in thermal engagement with the bottom of the cooling system. The cooling system has an upper cooling chamber and a lower cooling chamber displaced from the upper cooling chamber. A thermal flow circuit extends through a domed chamber, the upper cooling chamber, a return passage and the lower cooling chamber. The domed chamber is inside the lower cooling chamber in thermal engagement with the bottom directly over the light-emitting diode and has inlet channels in thermal engagement with the bottom and an outlet to the upper cooling chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: James L. Richards
  • Publication number: 20160023283
    Abstract: A machining system includes a tool head having a yoke, a housing pivotally mounted to the yoke and a collet rotatable in the housing. The collet includes a tool head rocker driven by fluid to allow rocking of a tool relative to the collet in a plane normal to the housing pivotal axis in the yoke. The machining system also includes a source of constant liquid pressure and a source of constant gas pressure. The collet has pressure chambers in communication with the sources of constant pressures to bias the rockable collet assembly. The collet/tool axis is arranged to trail in the direction of relative motion when the contour of the work is moving away from the tool head and to lead when the contour of the work is approaching the tool head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventor: James L. RICHARDS
  • Patent number: 8872608
    Abstract: An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having irregular polarity patterns defined in accordance with one-dimensional codes, where an irregular polarity pattern is at least one of an asymmetrical polarity pattern or an uneven polarity pattern. Such one-dimensional codes define at least one peak force and a plurality of off peak spatial forces corresponding to a plurality of alignments of said first and second field emission structures per code modulo, where a peak force is a spatial force produced when all aligned field emission sources produce an attractive force or all aligned field emission sources produce a repellant force and an off peak spatial force is a spatial force resulting from cancellation of at least one attractive force by at least one repellant force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Reserach LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, James L. Richards
  • Patent number: 8779877
    Abstract: An improved magnetic attachment is disclosed including a mechanical constraining mechanism and a magnetic structure comprising a plurality of magnetic sources in a polarity pattern. The magnetic structure has an interface boundary when magnetically interfacing with a complementary magnetic structure. The mechanical constraining mechanism constrains the relative motion of the magnetic structure to one or more degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, James L. Richards
  • Patent number: 8757452
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a dispenser for attachment to a liquid container may include one or more of the following features: (a) a tubular valve body of a generally hollow form having a liquid outlet port on one end of the valve body capable of coupling to the liquid container, the valve body further including an air vent opening and a liquid vent opening located on an opposite side of the valve body, (b) an integral lid with the valve body slidingly disposed on the opposite side of the valve body and coupled to be moved between a liquid blocking and a liquid dispensing position, and (c) a liquid seal coupled to the integral lid capable of positioning within a liquid vent opening and an air seal coupled to the integral lid capable of positioning within an air vent opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: David S. Smith America, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Richards, Loren L. Brelje
  • Patent number: 8760250
    Abstract: A magnetic system and related method for generating energy is described. Multiple embodiments are described having different shapes, alternative designs to receive different driving forces, varied magnetic structures, and so forth. In an example implementation, a magnetic structure may include on a single side multiple magnetic sources having different magnetic polarities. Other description herein may be directed to magnetizer printing, adaptable/adjustable correlated magnet devices, entertainment devices having correlated magnet technology, and so forth. Furthermore, description of additional magnet-related technology and example implementations thereof is included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Rsearch, LLC.
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, James L. Richards
  • Patent number: 8717131
    Abstract: An improved panel system for covering a glass or plastic surface is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, James L. Richards
  • Patent number: 8690026
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing valve assembly comprises a housing, a lever, a resilient member, and a seal. The housing defines a fluid dispensing port and a vent opening. The fluid dispensing valve can be operated with a single hand to dispense liquid from a container. Further, upon release of the lever, the fluid dispensing valve automatically returns to a sealed configuration, thereby preventing fluid from leaking out of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: David S. Smith America, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Richards, Loren L. Brelje, Michael Maher
  • Patent number: 8692637
    Abstract: A magnetic force profile system and related methods and devices based on a sequence of magnets arranged according to a code and acting on a complementary sequence of non-polarized magnetic attraction elements, for example, iron, soft iron, steel, and others. Variations include the addition of polarity codes to the first sequence of magnets, and operation with electromagnets. Exemplary attachment devices and lock and key devices are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research LLC
    Inventors: James L. Richards, Larry W. Fullerton, Mark Roberts
  • Patent number: 8643454
    Abstract: An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, James L. Richards
  • Publication number: 20140022730
    Abstract: An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having irregular polarity patterns defined in accordance with one-dimensional codes, where an irregular polarity pattern is at least one of an asymmetrical polarity pattern or an uneven polarity pattern. Such one-dimensional codes define at least one peak force and a plurality of off peak spatial forces corresponding to a plurality of alignments of said first and second field emission structures per code modulo, where a peak force is a spatial force produced when all aligned field emission sources produce an attractive force or all aligned field emission sources produce a repellant force and an off peak spatial force is a spatial force resulting from cancellation of at least one attractive force by at least one repellant force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Correlated Magnetics Research LLC.
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, James L. Richards
  • Publication number: 20130314184
    Abstract: A magnetic force profile system and related methods and devices based on a sequence of magnets arranged according to a code and acting on a complementary sequence of non-polarized magnetic attraction elements, for example, iron, soft iron, steel, and others. Variations include the addition of polarity codes to the first sequence of magnets, and operation with electromagnets. Exemplary attachment devices and lock and key devices are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Correlated Magnetics Research LLC
    Inventors: James L. Richards, Larry W. Fullerton, Mark Roberts
  • Patent number: 8593242
    Abstract: An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, James L. Richards
  • Publication number: 20130270305
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a dispenser for attachment to a liquid container may include one or more of the following features: (a) a tubular valve body of a generally hollow form having a liquid outlet port on one end of the valve body capable of coupling to the liquid container, the valve body further including an air vent opening and a liquid vent opening located on an opposite side of the valve body, (b) an integral lid with the valve body slidingly disposed on the opposite side of the valve body and coupled to be moved between a liquid blocking and a liquid dispensing position, and (c) a liquid seal coupled to the integral lid capable of positioning within a liquid vent opening and an air seal coupled to the integral lid capable of positioning within an air vent opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: James L. Richards, Loren L. Brelje
  • Patent number: 8459510
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a dispenser for attachment to a liquid container may include one or more of the following features: (a) a tubular valve body of a generally hollow form having a liquid outlet port on one end of the valve body capable of coupling to the liquid container, the valve body further including an air vent opening and a liquid vent opening located on an opposite side of the valve body, (b) an integral lid with the valve body slidingly disposed on the opposite side of the valve body and coupled to be moved between a liquid blocking and a liquid dispensing position, and (c) a liquid seal coupled to the integral lid capable of positioning within a liquid vent opening and an air seal coupled to the integral lid capable of positioning within an air vent opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: David S. Smith America, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Richards, Loren L. Brelje
  • Patent number: 8461952
    Abstract: An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, James L. Richards
  • Publication number: 20130141198
    Abstract: An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts, James L. Richards
  • Publication number: 20130098947
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing valve assembly comprises a housing, a lever, a resilient member, and a seal. The housing defines a fluid dispensing port and a vent opening. The fluid dispensing valve can be operated with a single hand to dispense liquid from a container. Further, upon release of the lever, the fluid dispensing valve automatically returns to a sealed configuration, thereby preventing fluid from leaking out of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: David S. Smith America, Inc., DBA, Worldwide Dispensers
    Inventors: James L. Richards, Loren L. Brelje, Michael Maher