Patents by Inventor John A. Covert

John A. Covert 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).

  • Patent number: 10556505
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a fuel system including a fuel filler pipe, an anti-siphoning device, and a fuel tank. In one example, a manufacturing method may include internally welding an anti-siphon device to a fuel filler pipe, applying a metal coating to the welded device and pipe including the internal welds, and externally welding the coated pipe including the device to a fuel tank. The metal coating to the filler pipe, the device and the internal welds may be applied by an electroless plating process but the electroless plating may not be applied to the external welds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Tim Covert, Frank Joseph Topolovec, John Alva Kinzinger
  • Patent number: 9498040
    Abstract: A hair dye applicator includes an applicator base having a comb and a dam configured to capture hair dye for dispensing during application, and including a handle having a first section extending from the applicator base and a second section extending from the first section at an angle relative to the first section. The dam may further include a carrier material configured to capture the hair dye, and the second section of the handle may be tapered. A method of applying hair dye using the hair dye applicator includes loading hair dye onto the applicator dam at the carrier material, and applying hair dye to the hairline by inserting the comb of the applicator at a start of the hairline and running the applicator starting at the comb in a direction away from the start of the hairline toward the remainder of the hair to receive the hair dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: John Covert Rhineberger
  • Publication number: 20150136166
    Abstract: A hair dye applicator includes an applicator base having a comb and a dam configured to capture hair dye for dispensing during application, and including a handle having a first section extending from the applicator base and a second section extending from the first section at an angle relative to the first section. The dam may further include a carrier material configured to capture the hair dye, and the second section of the handle may be tapered. A method of applying hair dye using the hair dye applicator includes loading hair dye onto the applicator dam at the carrier material, and applying hair dye to the hairline by inserting the comb of the applicator at a start of the hairline and running the applicator starting at the comb in a direction away from the start of the hairline toward the remainder of the hair to receive the hair dye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: John Covert Rhineberger
  • Patent number: 8084675
    Abstract: A guitar stand having supports for holding a plurality of guitars in an upright position. The stand also has a lid secured to the top of the stand which will pivot from an open to a closed position. The stand can also have a second lid above the first lid secured to the top of the stand which will pivot from an open to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: John Covert
  • Patent number: 7343696
    Abstract: A device (1) for loading and unloading containers (2) into and out of an enclosure of an installation (3) for treating substances contained in containers (2). The device includes a support structure (17) and a third means (16, 19, 21) for moving a second means (14) to a position higher than the containers. The second means (14) acts as a stop during loading and as a pusher during unloading. The device includes an extendible platform (10), wherein the extendible platform unfurls from the support structure (17) and the third means comprise parts (16a 16b) that unwind from the support structure (17) to the interior of the enclosure. The device is completely automatic, fast, takes up little space and is easy to disassemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: IMA-Telstar S.L.
    Inventor: William John Covert
  • Publication number: 20050210108
    Abstract: A system and method for creating customized electronic messages to allow for enhanced and customized appearance and presentation of electronic messages. This system and method takes an original electronic message, retrieves a wrapper from a set of wrappers located on a wrapper server, creates a branded electronic message prior to transmission to a recipient and allows the sender to preview the branded electronic message prior to its transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: John Covert, Joseph Mezera
  • Patent number: 5473813
    Abstract: A method of forming a multi-layer circuit board or card. The method includes the step of forming a plurality of conductive planes. The conductive planes include ground, signal, or power planes. At least one through hole is formed through at least one of the conductive planes. An electrically conductive material is deposited onto an inside surface of the at least one through hole to form a plated through hole. At least one thermal relief passage is formed at least in the at least one of the conductive planes for preventing the diffusion of heat throughout the circuit board or card during the securing or removal or chips or other components to the circuit board or card by heating the material deposited in the at least one through hole to a temperature above its melting point. The at least one thermal relief passage is located in the vicinity of the at least one through hole and is free from electrical connection therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan I. Chobot, John A. Covert, Randy L. Haight, Keith D. Mansfield, Donald W. Miller, Reinaldo A. Neira, Alexander Petrovich, Paul C. Sviedrys, Louise A. Tiemann, Gerald A. Valenta, Thurston B. Youngs, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5363280
    Abstract: A multi-layer printed circuit board or card including at least one passage in at least one of the layers of the circuit board or card for preventing the diffusion of heat throughout the circuit board or card during the securing or removal of components in plated through holes in the circuit board or card by the heating of the plating material to a temperature above a melting point of the plating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan I. Chobot, John A. Covert, Randy L. Haight, Keith D. Mansfield, Donald W. Miller, Reinaldo A. Neira, Alexander Petrovich, Paul C. Sviedrys, Louise A. Tiemann, Gerald A. Valenta, Thurston B. Youngs, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5324260
    Abstract: A coronary sinus catheter for the retrograde infusion of cardioplegia solutions into the coronary sinus. The catheter is adapted for improved retention in the coronary sinus. The catheter comprises a catheter tube having infusion, pressure-sensing and balloon-inflation lumens, an inflatable balloon and a pressure sensor tube in fluid communication with the balloon-inflation lumen for sensing pressure in the inflatable balloon. The internal volume of the pressure sensor tube is relatively non-expansible relative to the internal volume of the inflation balloon in normal operation of the catheter. Other aspects of the invention include a constricted portion in the infusion lumen that is believed to eliminate spraying of fluid through the infusion lumen outlet(s), and a temperature sensor strip providing a display on the catheter of the temperature of the infused fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: William G. O'Neill, Nelson L. Huldin, Sheila J. Hanson, John A. Covert
  • Patent number: 5214250
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of reworking a circuit panel, and a reworked circuit panel structure. The method includes providing a conformal, polymeric, dielectric coating or coatings on the surface of the panel, providing conductive circuitization atop the conformal, polymeric, dielectric coating or coatings on the surface of the panel, and providing a top conformal, polymeric, dielectric coating atop the conductive circuitization layer. Also disclosed is a rerouted circuit panel having at least two surface features that are connected by a rerouted current lead. The current lead is formed of a dielectric encapsulated conductor electrically joining the two surface features. The dielectric encapsulated conductor structure includes a conformal, polymeric dielectric bottom layer adherent to a surface of the circuit board, with a provided conductor on the conformal, polymeric dielectric layer, and a conformal, polymeric dielectric layer provided atop the provided conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Burtran J. Cayson, John A. Covert, Steven A. Duncan, John M. Lauffer, Issa S. Mahmoud, Richard A. Schumacher