Patents by Inventor Jeff Wright

Jeff Wright 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: 20180163413
    Abstract: Described herein are resilient floor coverings produced by using digitally printed UV-cured inks and exhibiting high adhesion properties between an ink layer and a wear layer. Also described herein are methods for manufacturing same. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Tom Odum, Jay Vecsey, Jeff Wright
  • Patent number: 9301491
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of loblolly pine tree named ‘01PM0038’, particularly characterized by high rust resistance, uniform, rapid growth, stem straightness and moderate branch angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ArborGen Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Rutter, Alice Perry, Phil Dougherty, Jeff Wright, Richard Bryant, Patrick Cumbie
  • Publication number: 20150299947
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to carpet and method of making it. In one aspect, the carpet includes (a) a primary backing which has a face and a back surface, (b) a plurality of fibers attached to the primary backing and extending from the face of the primary backing and exposed at the back surface of the primary backing, and (c) an adhesive backing adjacent to the back surface of the primary backing. The method includes extrusion coating adhesive backing onto the back surface of a primary backing. The constructions and methods described herein are particularly suited for making carpet pieces with enhanced durability and washability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Julie Brumbelow, Jill Suhm, Jeff Wright, George Cavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20140283160
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of loblolly pine tree named ‘01PM0038’, particularly characterized by high rust resistance, uniform, rapid growth, stem straightness and moderate branch angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: MARK RUTTER, ALICE PERRY, PHIL DOUGHERTY, JEFF WRIGHT, RICHARD BRYANT, PATRICK CUMBIE
  • Publication number: 20140236530
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a device and an algorithm for measuring adherence to various activity goals (e.g., time-based goals) and collecting ad-hoc game metrics using accelerometers or other sensors. Some embodiments can provide reduced computational, memory, or communications costs over conventional algorithms. In one embodiment, the resulting reduced battery usage can enable a device that is long-lasting, without the need for frequent recharging. This reduction, in turn, can enable the device to be sealed with limited or no external access. Another embodiment can include or interact with social networks and other online data sources to improve activity recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SQORD Inc.
    Inventors: Coleman Greene, Jeff Wright, Viswanath Avasarala
  • Patent number: 8627778
    Abstract: An elevated dock designed to lift boats out of the water when not in use is provided because storing a boat in the water exposes the boat to contaminants in both fresh and salt water. These contaminants attach to the bottom of the boat severely impeding the performance of the boat. Cleaning these contaminants off of the boat is time consuming and costly. Repeated cleaning of the boat will eventually result in damage to the hull. The elevated dock uses polymer to form adjustable pontoons that can easily be fitted to a variety of sizes and styles of boats. An embodiment of the elevated dock uses an articulated set of pontoons for lifting sailboats. The elevated dock can be deployed completely independent of the dock, eliminating unwanted stress to the dock. The unique gusset design, free-floating feature, articulated pontoon option coupled with the unique manner in which the pontoon length, width and volume can be adjusted for various boat types and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventors: Jeff Wright, Tod Wright, Scott Wheatley
  • Patent number: 8128408
    Abstract: A door breach training system comprising a first restraint assembly connecting a door to a frame. The door is attached to a lock jamb of the frame with a first restraint assembly that exposes a shear joint to impact from a projectile, such as shotgun round. Another embodiment further comprises attachment of the door to the hinge jamb with at least one second restraint assembly that functionally simulates a typical door hinge and exposes a shear joint to impact from a ballistic round. The preferred embodiment includes replaceable lock panels and hinge panels that are designed to break in a known manner in order to replicate those same failure modes for both door locks and door hinges in typical residential and commercial construction environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Jeff Wright, Jeff Lambert
  • Publication number: 20110146554
    Abstract: An elevated dock designed to lift boats out of the water when not in use is provided because storing a boat in the water exposes the boat to contaminants in both fresh and salt water. These contaminants attach to the bottom of the boat severely impeding the performance of the boat. Cleaning these contaminants off of the boat is time consuming and costly. Repeated cleaning of the boat will eventually result in damage to the hull. The elevated dock uses polymer to form adjustable pontoons that can easily be fitted to a variety of sizes and styles of boats. An embodiment of the elevated dock uses an articulated set of pontoons for lifting sailboats. The elevated dock can be deployed completely independent of the dock, eliminating unwanted stress to the dock. The unique gusset design, free-floating feature, articulated pontoon option coupled with the unique manner in which the pontoon length, width and volume can be adjusted for various boat types and sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Jeff Wright, Tod Wright, Scott Wheatley
  • Patent number: 7900538
    Abstract: A packable battering ram quickly disassembled for transport by two or more persons. In the preferred embodiment, the invention has first and second body members that are symmetrical, but otherwise identically shaped and sized. When assembled, the first and second body members form a lower surface that has a concave portion that approximates the natural curvature of the back of an adult male. The packable battering may be disassembled to distribute the weight between multiple people, yet quickly assembled for use upon arrival at a emergency response location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Breaching Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Jeff Wright, Jeff Lambert
  • Publication number: 20100089205
    Abstract: A packable battering ram quickly disassembled for transport by two or more persons. In the preferred embodiment, the invention has first and second body members that are symmetrical, but otherwise identically shaped and sized. When assembled, the first and second body members form a lower surface that has a concave portion that approximates the natural curvature of the back of an adult male. The packable battering may be disassembled to distribute the weight between multiple people, yet quickly assembled for use upon arrival at a emergency response location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: Breaching Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Jeff Wright, Jeff Lambert
  • Publication number: 20090208914
    Abstract: A door breach training system comprising a first restraint assembly connecting a door to a frame. The door is attached to a lock jamb of the frame with a first restraint assembly that exposes a shear joint to impact from a projectile, such as shotgun round. Another embodiment further comprises attachment of the door to the hinge jamb with at least one second restraint assembly that functionally simulates a typical door hinge and exposes a shear joint to impact from a ballistic round. The preferred embodiment includes replaceable lock panels and hinge panels that are designed to break in a known manner in order to replicate those same failure modes for both door locks and door hinges in typical residential and commercial construction environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: BREACHING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Jeff Wright, Jeff Lambert
  • Publication number: 20090188052
    Abstract: A multipurpose tool comprising a main body and having at least one substantially planar member extending from the main body, at least one curved member extending from the main body, and at least one serrated member extending from the main body. The tool may also have at least one base extending from the main body. The tool may also have one or more handles extending from the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: BREACHING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Wright, Jeff Waters
  • Patent number: 7337515
    Abstract: An device for breaching an outwardly opening door and methods for use thereof. The device combines a serrated blade for penetrating the crevice between a door and a doorjamb and an extendable handle with a ratcheting mechanism allowing the operator to remain out of the line of fire when breaching the door. The device may also be used by a single operator by initially driving the blade between the door and doorjamb via a hammering function involving the retraction of the extendable handle combined with the weighted block and thrusting force applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Breaching Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Jeff Wright, Craig Staff
  • Publication number: 20070246413
    Abstract: An aquarium is provided that hides ugly electrical wires. The aquarium comprises: a tank capable of holding water, the tank having an interior and an exterior, and a bottom, the bottom having an opening within the interior of the tank, a hollow member disposed within at least the interior of the tank and having an upper opening, a lower opening, an inner surface and an outer surface, the lower opening capable of aligning around or with the opening in the bottom of the tank so that water is prevented from leaking out the opening in the bottom of the tank, the outer surface of the hollow member capable of preventing water flow into the inner surface of the hollow member, and the inner surface of the hollow member capable of receiving one or more electrical wires to or from the upper and lower openings of the hollow member. In various embodiments, a decorative structure is provided that can hide and protect electrical devices typically used in the aquarium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: Reading Etc., Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Pulice, Jeff Wright
  • Publication number: 20070169329
    Abstract: An device for breaching an outwardly opening door and methods for use thereof. The device combines a serrated blade for penetrating the crevice between a door and a doorjamb and an extendable handle with a ratcheting mechanism allowing the operator to remain out of the line of fire when breaching the door. The device may also be used by a single operator by initially driving the blade between the door and doorjamb via a hammering function involving the retraction of the extendable handle combined with the weighted block and thrusting force applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Jeff Wright, Craig Staff
  • Patent number: 7050187
    Abstract: A device and method for providing real time compensation for packet loss in the transmission of facsimile data over packet networks to avoid the generation of page loss data and the termination of facsimile transmission. Facsimile devices have a low tolerance for interruptions in transmission. Packet networks commonly have a transmission interruption rate above the tolerance of facsimile equipment. In order to compensate for transmission interruption, the present invention teaches the buffering of facsimile data by scan line at the receiving end, the evaluation of buffered scan lines for packet loss and the discarding of scan lines having packet loss to conceal the packet loss from the receiving facsimile equipment to avoid detection of page errors by the receiving facsimile equipment which could cause loss of facsimile transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Frank Fruth, Shahid Aktar, Jeff Wright
  • Patent number: 6877988
    Abstract: A door breach training system and related method of use thereof. The system includes a door and frame with replaceable shear pins which are designed to break under known pressures to replicate pressures required to breach doors of varying physical characteristics and lock configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Jeff Wright
  • Publication number: 20050058974
    Abstract: A door breach training system and related method of use thereof. The system includes a door and frame with replaceable shear pins which are designed to break under known pressures to replicate pressures required to breach doors of varying physical characteristics and lock configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Jeff Wright
  • Patent number: 6534719
    Abstract: This invention concerns an apparatus to assist in the installation of certain spring clips such as those embodied in an Electrostatic Animal Guard. The apparatus structure is primarily a series of offset tines by which the clip can be held. In addition to these tines is a slidable bar that further holds the clip. Movement of the bar alters the apparatus's relative hold on the clip allowing for seating and release of the clip when the bar is in one position, and preventing the seating and release of the clip when in another position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Inventor: Jeff Wright
  • Publication number: 20020175000
    Abstract: This invention concerns an apparatus to assist in the installation of certain spring clips such as embodied in an Electrostatic Animal Guard. The apparatus structure being primary a series of offset tines by which the clip can be held. In addition to these tines is a slidable bar that further holds the clip. Movement of the bar alters the apparatus's relative hold on the clip allowing for seating and release of the clip when the bar is in one position, and preventing the seating and release of the clip when in another position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventor: Jeff Wright