Patents by Inventor John A. Carlin

John A. Carlin 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: 20190337135
    Abstract: Electrically powered fastening devices configured to drive staples suited to multiple applications. The fastening device includes an adjustable feeder and depth gauge, a hammer device with a mechanism for translating rotary power to linear striking force, and a staple guide configured to drive staples with selected, specialized profiles and configured with inner radii sized and shaped to conform to particular wire and sheathing diameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Klein Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Kargenian, Zachary Carlins
  • Publication number: 20190291096
    Abstract: Provided is a method of treating a vinyl aromatic resin (I) comprising (a) bringing the vinyl aromatic resin (I) into contact with an alcohol, and maintaining the contact between the vinyl aromatic resin (I) and the alcohol for 10 minutes or more, and (b) bringing the vinyl aromatic resin into contact with a base. wherein the vinyl aromatic resin (I), prior to steps (a) and (b), has benzyl chloride groups, benzyl alcohol groups, and methylene bridge groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: William Carlin, Patricia Crawford, Martin Deetz, John C. Rohanna, Alfred K. Schultz, Lauren Versagli
  • Publication number: 20190154070
    Abstract: A fastener, such as a staple, includes a body having a bridge portion, a first leg, and a second leg. The body extends along an axial direction. Each of the first and second legs has an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surfaces of the first and second legs are disposed in facing relation to define a distance therebetween. In one embodiment, the distance decreases along the axial direction in a direction towards the bridge portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Klein Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Kargenian, Zachary Carlins
  • Publication number: 20190152034
    Abstract: An impact device includes a drive assembly, a cam having a ramp and a fall-off, and a follower associated with the cam. During rotation of the cam, one of the cam or the follower axially displaces as the follower traverses the cam and falls off the fall-off to transform the rotary motion of the drive assembly to a reciprocating motion having a saw-tooth shape that includes a gradual retraction and a quick extension. The quick extension creates an impact loading, which can be used, for example, for driving a fastener into a work piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Klein Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Kargenian, Zachary Carlins
  • Publication number: 20190143297
    Abstract: A method of removing colloidal cobalt from an aqueous composition comprising bringing the aqueous composition into contact with a vinyl aromatic resin, wherein the vinyl aromatic resin comprises benzyl alcohol groups, benzyl ether groups, and methylene bridge groups, wherein the vinyl aromatic resin has a chlorine content, by weight based on the weight of resin, of 10,000 ppm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: William Carlin, John C. Rohanna, Alfred K. Schultz, James Summerfield
  • Patent number: 10262525
    Abstract: A networked visual and audible alarm apparatus with base station provides audible and visual alerts upon detection of smoke, carbon monoxide, and gas. The apparatus adapts to a light bulb socket to provide normal lighting when no event is detected. Multiple apparatuses are systematically disposed through different sections of a structure. Each apparatus independently emits an audible signal, dependent on the type of event detected in the respective section for the apparatus. Each alarm apparatus provides a colored high strobe light that illuminates at a color and intensity that varies, dependent on type of event detected. A microphone initiates the audible signal and the high strobe light upon detecting an audible signal from an adjacent alarm apparatus. Voice commands power off the alarming apparatus. A base station controls and monitors a network of apparatuses, and is programmable based on a code that is assigned to each alarm apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: John A. Carlin, Stephen Scordato, Michael Arno, Kevin A. Grupp
  • Patent number: 10176805
    Abstract: A networked visual and audible alarm light system and method with voice command control and base station having alarm for smoke, carbon monoxide, and gas provides illuminating LEDs, audible alerts, a base control, and a voice command control. The system detects and alerts to smoke, carbon monoxide, and gas. Multiple light fixtures audibly and visually alert in different colors, patterns, and intensities, dependent on the type of event detected. A network of systems are monitored and controlled from a base station that facilitates communication therebetween. The system provides speech recognition for powering on and off, dimming, brightening, and adjusting the lighting; including presets and emergency situations. The voice recognition command controls lighting choices, and can silence or suspend alarm-state by verbally commanding SHUT OFF. The base station monitors and programs individual LED and detecting devices that create a network within a home or structure to manage lighting and security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: John A. Carlin, Kevin A. Grupp, Michael Arno, Stephen Scordato
  • Patent number: 10028357
    Abstract: A networked light for illumination and intercom for communications in a single housing, with voice command and control, hands-free. The system in a housing configured to conventional looking lamp, bulb, fixture, lighting devices, suitable for a direct replacement of conventional illuminating devices typical found in homes or buildings. A network of such voice command and control systems may be further monitored and controlled from a base station that facilitates programming, communications, and higher functionality therebetween. The system provides speech recognition for powering on and off, dimming, brightening, and adjusting the lighting to preset, night and emergency settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Scordato, John A. Carlin, Kevin A. Grupp, Michael Arno
  • Publication number: 20180082685
    Abstract: A networked visual and audible alarm light system and method with voice command control and base station having alarm for smoke, carbon monoxide, and gas provides illuminating LEDs, audible alerts, a base control, and a voice command control. The system detects and alerts to smoke, carbon monoxide, and gas. Multiple light fixtures audibly and visually alert in different colors, patterns, and intensities, dependent on the type of event detected. A network of systems are monitored and controlled from a base station that facilitates communication therebetween. The system provides speech recognition for powering on and off, dimming, brightening, and adjusting the lighting; including presets and emergency situations. The voice recognition command controls lighting choices, and can silence or suspend alarm-state by verbally commanding SHUT OFF. The base station monitors and programs individual LED and detecting devices that create a network within a home or structure to manage lighting and security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: John A. Carlin, Kevin A. Grupp, Michael Arno, Stephen Scordato
  • Publication number: 20180020530
    Abstract: A networked light for illumination and intercom for communications in a single housing, with voice command and control, hands-free. The system in a housing configured to conventional looking lamp, bulb, fixture, lighting devices, suitable for a direct replacement of conventional illuminating devices typical found in homes or buildings. A network of such voice command and control systems may be further monitored and controlled from a base station that facilitates programming, communications, and higher functionality therebetween. The system provides speech recognition for powering on and off, dimming, brightening, and adjusting the lighting to preset, night and emergency settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: Athena Patent Development LLC.
    Inventors: Stephen Scordato, John A. Carlin, Kevin A. Grupp, Michael Arno
  • Publication number: 20180018866
    Abstract: A networked visual and audible alarm apparatus with base station provides audible and visual alerts upon detection of smoke, carbon monoxide, and gas. The apparatus adapts to a light bulb socket to provide normal lighting when no event is detected. Multiple apparatuses are systematically disposed through different sections of a structure. Each apparatus independently emits an audible signal, dependent on the type of event detected in the respective section for the apparatus. Each alarm apparatus provides a colored high strobe light that illuminates at a color and intensity that varies, dependent on type of event detected. A microphone initiates the audible signal and the high strobe light upon detecting an audible signal from an adjacent alarm apparatus. Voice commands power off the alarming apparatus. A base station controls and monitors a network of apparatuses, and is programmable based on a code that is assigned to each alarm apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: John A. Carlin, Stephen Scordato, Michael Arno, Kevin A. Grupp
  • Patent number: 9747763
    Abstract: A networked visual and audible alarm apparatus and method of synchronized alerting provides audible and visual alerts upon detection of events, such as smoke, carbon monoxide and gas. The apparatus adapts to a light bulb socket to provide normal lighting when no event is detected. The apparatuses are systematically disposed through different sections of a structure. Each apparatus independently emits an audible signal, dependent on the type of event detected in the respective section for the apparatus. Further, each alarm apparatus provides a colored high strobe light that illuminates at a color and intensity that varies, dependent on the type of event detected in the section of the alarm apparatus. A microphone enables the alarm apparatus to initiate the audible signal and the high strobe light upon detecting an audible signal from an adjacent alarm apparatus. Also, voice commands can be used to power off the alarming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Scordato, John A. Carlin, Michael Arno, Kevin A. Grupp
  • Patent number: 9021817
    Abstract: A monolithic compressed-gas dryer including in series: an inlet chamber, a precooler/reheater chamber, an evaporator chamber, and a sump chamber. The chambers are welded together to form columns where at least one column has a filtration chamber. Further provided is a gas outlet. The system creates a first and second set of heat transfer passages where refrigerant passes through the second set in a heat exchange relationship in a direction perpendicular to incoming gas passing in the first set. The filtration chamber conducts chilled gas from the first set to a third set of heat transfer passages. The third set extends through the precooler/reheater in heat exchange relationship with the first set. Chilled gas passes in heat exchange relationship in a direction perpendicular to the incoming gas so that the incoming gas chilled in the evaporator exchanges heat with the incoming gas in the precooler/reheater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Allan Hoerner, John A. Carlin
  • Patent number: 8986433
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and process for effectively purging desiccant air dryer systems from moisture load, by a ‘deep cooling’ regeneration means with the use of a primary high heating and a secondary low heating blower purge air flows, a heater discharge temperature set point, and a bottom area bed temperature of a vessel containing desiccant. The system of an improved heat regenerating desiccant compressed air dryer having means to terminate heating operations as well as cooling and dry purge operations allowing for the newly regenerated tower vessel to come back on-line for a compressed air drying cycle without negative effects of dew point bumps and outlet heat spike. Such dryer system delivers a high confidence of dried compressed air while saving energy, unnecessary cycling of heater and contactors and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: John A. Carlin
  • Publication number: 20140299200
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, process and apparatus for effectively draining liquid condensate from compressed air/gas systems. The draining apparatus having a means to evacuate collected condensate from a chamber reservoir without a loss of system compressed air or gas in its discharge of the drainage to assure that contaminates and particulates in the liquid condensate do not collect and build-up in its inner chambers and orifices. The device reduces energy consumption as it relates to wasted compressed air/gas in the purging of liquid condensate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: John Carlin
  • Publication number: 20140224125
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and process for effectively purging desiccant air dryer systems from moisture load, by a ‘deep cooling’ regeneration means with the use of a primary high heating and a secondary low heating blower purge air flows, a heater discharge temperature set point, and a bottom area bed temperature of a vessel containing desiccant. The system of an improved heat regenerating desiccant compressed air dryer having means to terminate heating operations as well as cooling and dry purge operations allowing for the newly regenerated tower vessel to come back on-line for a compressed air drying cycle without negative effects of dew point bumps and outlet heat spike. Such dryer system delivers a high confidence of dried compressed air while saving energy, unnecessary cycling of heater and contactors and time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: John A. Carlin
  • Publication number: 20140007606
    Abstract: A monolithic compressed-gas dryer including in series: an inlet chamber, a precooler/reheater chamber, an evaporator chamber, and a sump chamber. The chambers are welded together to form columns where at least one column has a filtration chamber. Further provided is a gas outlet. The system creates a first and second set of heat transfer passages where refrigerant passes through the second set in a heat exchange relationship in a direction perpendicular to incoming gas passing in the first set. The filtration chamber conducts chilled gas from the first set to a third set of heat transfer passages. The third set extends through the precooler/reheater in heat exchange relationship with the first set. Chilled gas passes in heat exchange relationship in a direction perpendicular to the incoming gas so that the incoming gas chilled in the evaporator exchanges heat with the incoming gas in the precooler/reheater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Allan Hoerner, John A. Carlin
  • Publication number: 20120279252
    Abstract: A modular compressed-gas dryer including in series: an inlet module, a precooler/reheater module, an evaporator module, and a sump module. The modules form columns where at least one column has a filtration chamber. Further provided are a gas outlet and gastight seals between modules. The system creates a first and second set of heat transfer passages where refrigerant passes through the second set in a heat exchange relationship in a direction perpendicular to incoming gas passing in the first set. The filtration chamber conducts chilled gas from the first set to a third set of heat transfer passages. The third set extends through the precooler/reheater in heat exchange relationship with the first set. Chilled gas passes in heat exchange relationship in a direction perpendicular to the incoming gas so that the incoming gas chilled in the evaporator exchanges heat with the incoming gas in the precooler/reheater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: John A. Carlin, Allan Hoerner
  • Patent number: 7481073
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for effectively reducing/eliminating oscillation of over and under shoot of superheat and refrigerant feed in an evaporator of compressed refrigerant of a gas/air dryer system. The feed makes use of a plurality of refrigerant expansion valves, sized in scaled manner, and adjusted inversely to the size of each, affording exact feed requirements to the evaporating vessel heat exchange. The system uses superheat feedback to respond rapidly or slowly to fill need for large or modest injections leading to stable, balanced operations. The operations ‘level-out’ to a smooth, even output of the gas/air dryer dew point temperature, relatively close to the dew point seat point without falling into an endless loop oscillation. The feed delivery of staged injection meters expanded refrigerant to demand while tracking superheat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Inventors: John A. Carlin, David R. Arno
  • Patent number: 7395678
    Abstract: A system for modulating refrigerant flow from an evaporator of an air or gas drying apparatus wherein the air or gas drying apparatus has an evaporator shell with at least one exit orifice for return of refrigerant to an accumulator or compressor. The system comprising a flow metering structure connected to the at least one exit orifice, the structure having an internal tube with a vertical rise from an evaporator shell end to an accumulator or compressor end, the internal tube having at least one return orifice (a) which allows passage of liquid refrigerant outside the internal tube into the internal tube, and at least one return orifice (b) which allows passage of gas outside the internal tube into the internal tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corp.
    Inventors: Raymond P. Arno, David R. Arno, John A. Carlin