Patents by Inventor James P. Stewart

James P. Stewart 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: 20200157396
    Abstract: Various shaped abrasive particles are disclosed. Each shaped abrasive particle includes a body having at least one major surface and a side surface extending from the major surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Todd M. COTTER, Francois WAGNER, Rene G. DEMERS, Richard J. KLOK, Alexandra MARAZANO, Adam D. LIOR, James A. SALVATORE, Sujatha K. IYENGAR, David F. LOUAPRE, Sidath S. WIJESOORIYA, Ronald Christopher MOTTA, Gary A. GUERTIN, Michael D. KAVANAUGH, Doruk O. YENER, Jennifer H. CZEREPINSKI, Jun JIA, Frederic JOSSEAUX, Ralph BAUER, Frank J. CSILLAG, Yang ZHONG, James P. Stewart, Mark P. DOMBROWSKI, Sandhya JAYARAMAN RUKMANI, Amandine MARTIN, Stephen E. FOX, Nilanjan SARANGI, Dean S. MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10649540
    Abstract: Devices, methods and products are described that provide information handling devices with touch-based reflective display. One aspect provides an information handling device including one or more processors; a display device; and a touchable control area having one or more configurable areas, said one or more configurable areas providing both reflective display and accepting touch-based input; wherein said touchable control area is disposed in place of at least a portion of a standard component of said information handling device, other than said display device, and provides functionality equivalent thereto in one or more configurations. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Stewart, James S. Rutledge, Adam M. Smith, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas J. Sluchak, Jason P. Parrish
  • Patent number: 10571390
    Abstract: A method of detecting local material changes in a composite structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the composite structure comprised of a number of composite materials. Wide-band ultrasonic signals are formed in the composite structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by the composite structure. The wide-band ultrasonic signals are detected to form data. The data is processed to identify a local frequency value for the composite structure. The local frequency value is used to determine if local material changes are present in the number of composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William P. Motzer, Gary Ernest Georgeson, Jill Paisley Bingham, Steven Kenneth Brady, Alan F. Stewart, James C. Kennedy, Ivan Pelivanov, Matthew O'Donnell, Jeffrey Reyner Kollgaard
  • Patent number: 10563105
    Abstract: Various shaped abrasive particles are disclosed. Each shaped abrasive particle includes a body having at least one major surface and a side surface extending from the major surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Todd M. Cotter, Sidath S. Wijesooriya, Ronald Christopher Motta, Gary A. Guertin, Michael D. Kavanaugh, Doruk O. Yener, Jennifer H. Czerepinski, Jun Jia, Frederic Josseaux, Ralph Bauer, Frank J. Csillag, Francois Wagner, Yang Zhong, James P. Stewart, Mark P. Dombrowski, Sandhya Jayaraman Rukmani, Amandine Martin, Stephen E. Fox, Nilanjan Sarangi, Dean S. Matsumoto, Rene G. Demers, Richard J. Klok, Alexandra Marazano, Adam D. Lior, James A. Salvatore, Sujatha Iyengar, David F. Louapre
  • Patent number: 10414446
    Abstract: A lightweight vehicle pan assembly and for attachment to a vehicle frame via welding includes at least one metal flange and a molded pan body. The at least one metal flange has a weld portion adapted for welded attachment to the vehicle frame and an interface portion extending from the weld portion. The molded pan body has a base wall and at least one side wall extending upward from the base wall. The interface portion of the at least one metal flange is embedded in the at least one side wall of the molded pan body. The interface portion includes at least two rows of apertures defined therein for increasing a bond strength between the at least one metal flange and the molded pan body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Ryan, Alexander Hutter, Robb L. Augustine, Chad James Stewart, Carlo Virgilio Porretta
  • Patent number: 10345267
    Abstract: A method of detecting material changes in a composite structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the composite structure comprised of a number of composite materials. Wide-band ultrasonic signals are formed in the composite structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by the composite structure. The wide-band ultrasonic signals are detected to form data. The data comprises a number of ultrasonic A-scans. The data is processed to identify a plurality of frequency measurements for each of the number of ultrasonic A-scans. A frequency image is displayed using the plurality of frequency measurements. The material changes are represented in the frequency image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Matthew O'Donnell, Ivan Pelivanov, Steven Kenneth Brady, Gary Ernest Georgeson, Jeffrey Reyner Kollgaard, William P. Motzer, Clarence Lavere Gordon, III, Jill Paisley Bingham, Alan F. Stewart, James C. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10309893
    Abstract: A method of detecting inconsistencies in a composite structure is presented. A pulsed laser beam is directed towards the composite structure comprised of a number of composite materials. Wide-band ultrasonic signals are formed in the composite structure when radiation of the pulsed laser beam is absorbed by a surface of the composite structure. The wide-band ultrasonic signals are detected over a duration of time to form data. The data comprises an ultrasonic A-scan spectrum. The data is processed to identify a structure signal in a frequency domain of the ultrasonic A-scan spectrum. The structure signal of the ultrasonic A-scan spectrum is compared to a structure signal of a composite structure standard to determine whether the inconsistencies are present in the number of composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gary Ernest Georgeson, William P. Motzer, Jill Paisley Bingham, Alan F. Stewart, Steven Kenneth Brady, James C. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10299629
    Abstract: A blending system is shown and described herein. The blending system may include a base including a motor, a blade base assembly selectively and operably engaged with the base, where the motor drives a blade assembly of the blade base, and a blending container engageable with the blade base. The blade base may be configured to prevent driving of the blade assembly when the blending container is not engaged with the blade base assembly. The blade base may be engaged with the blending container and the blade assembly may mechanically engage with the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: VITA-MIX MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James P. Bascom, Scott C. Bly, Todd Cassidy, Brenton Krivos, Jeff Ransden, Ray Adams, Christian C. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20180215976
    Abstract: Various shaped abrasive particles are disclosed. Each shaped abrasive particle includes a body having at least one major surface and a side surface extending from the major surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Todd M. COTTER, Francois WAGNER, Rene G. DEMERS, Richard J. KLOK, Alexandra MARAZANO, Adam D. LIOR, James A. SALVATORE, Sujatha IYENGAR, David F. LOUAPRE, Sidath S. WIJESOORIYA, Ronald Christopher MOTTA, Gary A. GUERTIN, Michael D. KAVANAUGH, Doruk O. YENER, Jennifer H. CZEREPINSKI, Jun JIA, Frederic JOSSEAUX, Ralph BAUER, Frank J. CSILLAG, Yang ZHONG, James P. STEWART, Mark P. DOMBROWSKI, Sandhya JAYARAMAN RUKMANI, Amandine MARTIN, Stephen E. FOX, Nilanjan SARANGI, Dean S. MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 7553291
    Abstract: A modular patient care system having a central management unit module and one or more detachable functional units is described. Using unique mechanical and electrical features, the modular patient care system is capable of flexibly, bilaterally, and safely providing electrical power from the central management unit to the attached functional units, with exposed power leads of end units being electrically isolated for safety and security. Functional units are capable of detecting the presence of other functional units more distant from the central management unit for passing power to those units, and for otherwise electrically isolating exposed power leads when no further units are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Cardinal Health 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Duffy, Lon M. Severe, Edward M. Richards, Shawn W. DeKalb, James P. Stewart, Dale Coleman, Timothy Vanderveen
  • Patent number: 7074205
    Abstract: A modular patient care system having a central management unit module and one or more detachable functional units is described. Using unique mechanical and electrical features, the modular patient care system is capable of flexibly, bilaterally, and safely providing electrical power from the central management unit to the attached functional units, with exposed power leads of end units being electrically isolated for safety and security. Functional units are capable of detecting the presence of other functional units more distant from the central management unit for passing power to those units, and for otherwise electrically isolating exposed power leads when no further units are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Cardinal Health 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Duffy, Lon M. Severe, Edward M. Richards, Shawn W. DeKalb, James P. Stewart, Dale Coleman, Timothy Vanderveen
  • Patent number: 5941846
    Abstract: A modular patient care system having a central management unit module and one or more detachable functional units is described. Using unique mechanical and electrical features, the modular patient care system is capable of flexibly, bilaterally, and safely providing electrical power from the central management unit to the attached functional units, with exposed power leads of end units being electrically isolated for safety and security. Functional units are capable of detecting the presence of other functional units more distant from the central management unit for passing power to those units, and for otherwise electrically isolating exposed power leads when no further units are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Alaris Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Duffy, Lon M. Severe, Edward M. Richards, Shawn W. DeKalb, James P. Stewart
  • Patent number: 5513986
    Abstract: A dental apparatus includes a tray that is shaped and dimensioned to fit over at least some of the teeth of a patient. The tray defines a tunnel through which to evacuate saliva from the mouth of the patient. The tray includes a connector portion for coupling a suction source to the tunnel, and the tray defines at least a first opening in fluid communication with the tunnel through which saliva may be sucked from the mouth of the patient into the tunnel for communication to the suction source. The apparatus may take the form of a fluoride treatment tray or an impression tray, including a bite registration tray, it may include multiple trays, and it may define additional spaced-apart openings in fluid communication with the tunnel to facilitate evacuation of saliva from a larger region within the mouth of the patient. Preferably, the connector portion is configured to receive an end of a conventional saliva ejector in a close fitting relationship in order to couple a commonly used suction source to the tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Erika B. Feltham
    Inventors: Erika B. Feltham, James P. Stewart
  • Patent number: 4993424
    Abstract: A self-contained handheld infrared medical thermometer having an elongated probe that is reciprocably movable between a retracted position, located fully within the thermometer housing, and an extended position, located exterior to the housing. When extended, the probe is adapted for insertion into a patient's outer ear canal to measure the patient's body temperature. When the probe is retracted within the housing, a reference plate is pivoted in front of the probe, to facilitate calibration. Advancement of the probe to its extended, operative position automatically pivots the reference plate away from the advancing probe and, in addition, automatically advances a disposable protective cover from a container for a large number of such covers into a position where it automatically stretches over the advancing probe to provide hygienic protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Diatek, Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward D. Suszynski, Ian F. Ayton, James P. Stewart, Marco A. Schilling, Thomas K. Gregory
  • Patent number: 4760985
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for dispensing struts (11 and 12) for use by an astronaut in erecting a truss structure in extraterrestrial space comprises a frame to which a platform (16) is attached. The astronaut anchors himself to the platform (16) while erecting the truss structure. Pairs of retainer assemblies for securing opposite ends of struts of different lengths, i.e., the pair of retainer assemblies (22 and 23) for the struts (11), and the pair of retainer assemblies (22' and 23') for the struts (12), are also attached to the frame. One retainer assembly (22 or 22') from each pair is positioned within the astronaut's reach when he is anchored to the platform (16), and the other retainer assembly (23 or 23') from each pair is positioned remote from the astronaut's reach. Each of the remote retainer assemblies (23 and 23') comprises a plurality of spring-loaded receptacles (41) for receiving one end of the corresponding struts (11 or 12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1988
    Assignee: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Stewart, Herbert R. Beaven, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4679961
    Abstract: A mechanism for coupling a strut (30) to a nodal element (32) comprises a female coupling fixture (31) and a male coupling fixture (33). The female coupling fixture (31) includes an elongate cylindrical member (35), a distal end of which is hemicylindrically configured with an inner surface that is contoured to receive a conjugately contoured knob on a distal end of the male coupling fixture (33) in mating engagement. The female coupling fixture (31) also includes a sleeve (36), which is slidable coaxially from an OPEN position around an intermediate portion of the cylindrical member (35) to a LOCKED position around the matingly engaged distal ends of the cylindrical member (35) and the male coupling fixture (33). Spring-biases locking bars (50) and (51) maintain the sleeve (36) in the LOCKED position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Stewart
  • Patent number: 4031859
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a collar for a small animal wherein the collar provides a control for releasing a chemical toxic to pests such as fleas and ticks on the small animal. Also, the collar comprises a releasable catch so that a small animal, upon tugging upon the collar, can pull apart the collar and escape. In addition, the collar provides means for carrying identification with the name of the owner or the person to contact if the small animal or pet is lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1977
    Inventor: James P. Stewart
  • Patent number: D474653
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventor: James P. Stewart
  • Patent number: D476665
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Inventor: James P. Stewart
  • Patent number: RE33438
    Abstract: A mechanism for coupling a strut (30) to a nodal element (32) comprises a female coupling fixture (31) and a male coupling fixture (33). The female coupling fixture (31) includes an elongate cylindrical member (35), a distal end of which is hemicylindrically configured with an inner surface that is contoured to receive a conjugately contoured knob on a distal end of the male coupling fixture (33) in mating engagement. The female coupling fixture (31) also includes a sleeve (36), which is slidable coaxially from an OPEN position around an intermediate portion of the cylindrical member (35) to a LOCKED position around the matingly engaged distal ends of the cylindrical member (35) and the male coupling fixture (33). Spring-biases locking bars (50) and (51) maintain the sleeve (36) in the LOCKED position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Assignee: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Stewart