Patents by Inventor James W. Walsh

James W. Walsh 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: 20190154053
    Abstract: An impeller includes a hub, and a plurality of blades supported by the hub, the blades being arranged in at least two blade rows. The impeller has a deployed configuration in which the blades extend away from the hub, and a stored configuration in which at least one of the blades is radially compressed, for example by folding the blade towards the hub. The impeller may also have an operational configuration in which at least some of the blades are deformed from the deployed configuration upon rotation of the impeller when in the deployed configuration. The outer edge of one or more blades may have a winglet, and the base of the blades may have an associated indentation to facilitate folding of the blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Mark W. McBride, Thomas M. Mallison, Gregory P. Dillon, Robert L. Campbell, David A. Boger, Stephen A. Hambric, Robert F. Kunz, James P. Runt, Justin M. Walsh, Boris Leschinsky
  • Patent number: 5875801
    Abstract: A machine for removing oil, dirt and grinding debris from a metal surface comprises a plurality of wash, rinse and dry stations separated to prevent contamination carryover from one station to the next. Razor blades in stacks are passed through the stations, the stacked blades being mounted on rods supported by a fixture and the nozzles or jets within the machine being so oriented as to cause a riffling of the blades due to water or air pressure. A purified water rinse and preferably an aqueous cleaning solution are employed in the machine and are circulated through the stations by a flow system which provides efficient and economical usage of the cleaning solution and rinse materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Theodore J. Campo, Donald R. Chaulk, William J. Felton, Manohar S. Grewal, John A. Hindley, John F. Krantz, Mark D. Lincoln, Kevin P. McDonough, James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 5800627
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a razor blade includes steps for removing oil, dirt and grinding debris from a metal surface by providing a plurality of wash, rinse and dry stations separated to prevent contamination carryover from one station to the next. Razor blades in stacks are passed through the stations, the stacked blades being mounted on rods supported by a fixture and the nozzles or jets within the machine being so oriented as to cause a riffling of the blades due to water or air pressure. A purified water rinse and preferably an aqueous cleaning solution are employed in the method and are circulated through the stations by a flow system which provides efficient and economical usage of the cleaning solution and rinse materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Theodore J. Campo, Donald R. Chaulk, William J. Felton, Manohar S. Grewal, John A. Hindley, John F. Krantz, Mark D. Lincoln, Kevin P. McDonough, James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 5399204
    Abstract: A machine for removing oil, dirt and grinding debris from a metal surface comprises a plurality of wash, rinse and dry stations separated to prevent contamination carryover from one station to the next. Razor blades in stacks are passed through the stations, the stacked blades being mounted on rods supported by a fixture and the nozzles or jets within the machine being so oriented as to cause a riffling of the blades due to water or air pressure. A purified water rinse and preferably an aqueous cleaning solution are employed in the machine and are circulated through the stations by a flow system which provides efficient and economical usage of the cleaning solution and rinse materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Theodore J. Campo, Donald R. Chaulk, William J. Felton, Manohar S. Grewal, John A. Hindley, John F. Krantz, Mark D. Lincoln, Kevin P. McDonough, James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 4927062
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dropper tip suitable for dispensing small-volume droplets of fluid with a minimum drop-to-drop volumetric variation. The dropper tip includes a minimum-surface dispensing tip and a similar minimum-surface interior configuration that minimizes the surface area available at the entry port of the dispenser tip for the aggregation or adhesion of bubbles. In the preferred embodiment, the minimum-surface configuration allows for uniform drop formation at the tip whether or not the dropper is in a vertically inverted or inclined position when dispensing. The interior configuration likewise minimizes the surface area available for air bubbles to congregate or adhere and thereby minimizes the probability of an air bubble reentering the dropper tip when dispensing the second or subsequent drop. A cap effects sealing on a surface other than the tip so that repeated capping and uncapping will not degrade the minimum-surface rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Inventor: James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 4892662
    Abstract: A membrane processing method for subjecting solid support membranes used in the analysis and investigation of membrane bound specimens, such as molecules and molecule fragments of DNA and RNA, includes a flexible wall jacket, a membrane support for supporting the membrane within the jacket, and a frame upon which the jacket is mounted for processing. The jacket includes an open end through which the membrane support is inserted and fluid ports for introducing and removing fluid from the interior of the jacket. The membrane support is defined by sheets of open weave fabric that support the membrane to define a multitude of fluid pathways across the opposite surfaces of the membrane and also define lateral distribution channels on opposite edges of the membrane support. The frame includes attachment points for attachment to the jacket and a resilient clamp allows convenient sealing of the open end of the jacket prior to the introduction and removal of treatment fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Inventor: James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 4804469
    Abstract: A membrane processing system for subjecting solid support membranes used in the analysis and investigation of membrane bound specimens, such as molecules and molecule fragments of DNA and RNA, includes a flexible wall jacket, a membrane support for supporting the membrane within the jacket, and a frame upon which the jacket is mounted for processing. The jacket includes an open end through which the membrane support is inserted and fluid ports for introducing and removing fluid from the interior of the jacket. The membrane support is defined by sheets of open weave fabric that support the membrane to define a multitude of fluid pathways across the opposite surfaces of the membrane and also define lateral distribution channels on opposite edges of the membrane support. The frame includes attachment points for attachment to the jacket and a resilient clamp allows convenient sealing of the open end of the jacket prior to the introduction and removal of treatment fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Inventor: James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 4795562
    Abstract: A membrane batch-processor system and method for the fluid treatment of a plurality of specimen containing membranes, such as membranes having specimens of DNA, RNA, and protein molecules deposited thereon, includes a receptacle having an interior cavity and a plug-like closure slidably received in the cavity. A membrane stack is assembled from a plurality of membranes to be treated and flow definers interleaved between the membranes to defined a membrane stack of alternate flow definers and membranes. The flow definers are preferable fabricated from an open-weave fabric-like material to define multiple fluid pathways across the opposite surfaces of each membrane. Fluid distribution plenums are defined between to the receptacle and closure so that treatment fluid introduced into an entry plenum will flow through the multiple fluid pathways across the opposite surfaces of each membrane to expose each membrane to the treatment fluid and effect time and fluid efficient treatment of the membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Inventor: James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 4600914
    Abstract: Apparatus for identifying and directing attention to a location, such as an emergency exit, includes a series of sound generators arranged along a path leading from a remote site to the location. The sound generators are energized sequentially and individually, preferably with a tone which rises in frequency as the sound travels from the remote site to the location of interest. If the sound generators are used to direct attention to an emergency exit, the sound generators are activated upon the occurrence of an emergency condition, such as a fire, and the sequence of tones is cycled continuously until the emergency condition ceases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: 4470625
    Abstract: Opening of a door, such as an emergency exit door, is delayed by encumbering a security device, such as for example a latch bolt, with the task of throttling a hydraulic fluid through a circuit, which circuit includes a normally open valve held closed by a solenoid. When the solenoid is de-energized, the circuit is opened allowing the security device to move so that the door can be opened. The solenoid is controlled by an electrical timing circuit which delays de-energization of the solenoid. The timing circuit is started by a switch mounted to be operated by movement of the latch bolt. Preferably in a situation where there are a plurality of doors, doors proximate to one another are delayed by the same electronic timing circuit. In a preferred embodiment, the electronic timing circuit is set to de-energize the solenoid at a time subsequent to the delay resulting from throttling the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Assignee: Reliable Security Systems
    Inventors: James W. Walsh, Emanuel L. Logan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4086427
    Abstract: A plurality of shielded wires are held bundled and electrically interconnected at their braided-shield exteriors by a compacted metallic thin-wall honeycomb member whose collapsed cell walls encircle the wires individually. The honeycomb wrap around the wire bundle is encircled by a heat-shrunk sleeve of plastic tubing, and the collapsed cell walls are held electrically joined to the braided shields by conductive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1978
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony T. Nasuta, Jr., James W. Walsh
  • Patent number: D316901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Inventor: James W. Walsh