James R. Moon 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).
Abstract: The packaging architecture for a multiple array transceiver using a continuous flexible circuit of the present invention provides a 90-degree transition between an optical signal input at a communications chassis bulkhead and an interior board within the communications chassis. In one form, the multiple array transceiver comprises a forward vertical carrier having an optical converter, such as a laser or a photodetector, a rearward horizontal block oriented about 90 degrees from the forward vertical carrier, and a flexible circuit having a plurality of electrical layers between the forward vertical carrier and the rearward horizontal block. The flexible circuit can have a power layer, a ground layer, and a signal layer. The multiple array transceiver can further provide a heat sink, a ground land and a power land on the vertical carrier face, and a lens housing assembly aligning an optical lens array with the optical converter.
November 5, 2001
May 8, 2003
International Business Machines Corporation
Johnny R. Brezina, Christopher M. Gabel, Eric P. Heussi, Brian M. Kerrigan, Gerald D. Malagrino, James R. Moon
Abstract: The present invention provides a fiber optic transceiver assembly, a fiber optic connector assembly for receiving a fiber optic cable, and a method of dissipating heat in a fiber optic transceiver. The fiber optic transceiver assembly includes a connector housing and a heat sink operably attached to the connector housing. Heat generated within the connector housing is dissipated through both the connector housing and the heat sink. The fiber optic connector assembly includes a first housing member including a socket formed therein, a latch arm assembly positioned adjacent the socket, and a second housing member operably attached to the first housing member. The latch arm assembly is retained by the first and second housing members. The method of dissipating heat in the fiber optic transceiver includes attaching a heat sink to a connector housing and transferring heat generated by the fiber optic connector through both the connector housing and the heat sink.
September 20, 2001
March 20, 2003
International Business Machines Corporation
Johnny R. Brezina, Brian M. Kerrigan, Gerald D. Malagrino, James R. Moon, Hoa T. Phan
Abstract: A pour spout container with a pour spout which may be pulled out of the container is disclosed as including a container (10) and a pour spout (24, 48). The sealing cap (20, 50) is provided for sealing the container and the pour spout. Threads (16, 22) are formed between the cap and a container neck (12). Threads (30, 32) are formed between an inner cap (20a, 50a) and pour spout (24, 48). Turns of threads (30, 32) are greater than the turns of threads (16, 22) so that the sealing cap may be removed from the container while remaining attached to the pour spout. Grasping of the cap may be utilized to extend the pour spout fully from the container without contacting the pour spout which has been in contact with the fluid in the container. Thereafter the cap may be removed from the pour spout for dispensing fluid. For this purpose, the pour spout is prevented from turning relative to the container so that unthreading thereof can be accomplished without grasping the pour spout.
Abstract: A utility cart designed to provide special advantages and convenience in the transportation and use of photographic equipment includes an upstanding frame counterbalanced for easy pushing or pulling on a pair of balloon tired wheels provided with suitable brake means. An equipment carrying platform support and a handle assembly are each pivotally and lockably secured to the upstanding frame so as to be foldable into a compact unit therewith for easy storage or carrying. Means are provided for the removable mounting of a tripod or monopod for use in the cart and to stabilize the cart for such purpose, the handle is foldable to ground engaging position rearwardly of the wheels and a ground engaging caster wheel is provided on the platform support forwardly of the wheels for a four point support base.