Patents by Inventor John A. Ness

John A. Ness 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: 10008759
    Abstract: A terrestrial data communications wireless link includes a first link end that has a first directional antenna, a first beacon and a first redirecting assembly coupled to the first directional antenna. The wireless link also includes a second link end having a second directional antenna, a second beacon and a second redirecting assembly coupled to the second directional antenna. In use the first directional antenna and the second directional antenna are maintained in mutual alignment by the first redirecting assembly redirecting the first directional antenna in response to a signal from the second beacon and the second redirecting assembly redirecting the second directional antenna in response to a signal from the first beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: E M Solutions PTY LTD
    Inventors: John Ness, Glen Callaghan, Richard Harris, Tui Rutherford
  • Publication number: 20160134006
    Abstract: A terrestrial data communications wireless link includes a first link end that has a first directional antenna, a first beacon and a first redirecting assembly coupled to the first directional antenna. The wireless link also includes a second link end having a second directional antenna, a second beacon and a second redirecting assembly coupled to the second directional antenna. In use the first directional antenna and the second directional antenna are maintained in mutual alignment by the first redirecting assembly redirecting the first directional antenna in response to a signal from the second beacon and the second redirecting assembly redirecting the second directional antenna in response to a signal from the first beacon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: E M Solutions PTY LTD
    Inventors: John Ness, Glen Callaghan, Richard Harris, Tui Rutherford
  • Patent number: 9057263
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a medium, the apparatus including structure for generating a flow of a working fluid in a flow path, treatment structure for subjecting the medium to treatment and a delivery device for delivering the medium to the treatment structure, the treatment structure and the delivery device being operable in response to the flow of working fluid. A refuge chamber and method utilize such apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey Allan Whittaker, Gerald John Ness
  • Publication number: 20100018391
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a medium, the apparatus including structure for generating a flow of a working fluid in a flow path, treatment structure for subjecting the medium to treatment and a delivery device for delivering the medium to the treatment structure, the treatment structure and the delivery device being operable in response to the flow of working fluid. A refuge chamber and method utilize such apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Geoffrey Allan Whittaker, Gerald John Ness
  • Publication number: 20070130725
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for wheel assemblies, specifically directed to precision roller wheel assembly for use with patio doors or the like, that provides a rust-resistant, salt resistant wheel assembly for providing a smooth gliding, quiet operating, easy to adjust, door wheel system that is corrosion free and is believed to be able to withstand hurricane force winds. A precision roller wheel assembly for use on a lower surface of a door, especially a patio door or the like, the assembly comprising a two-piece housing, the two-pieces being a mirror image of each other, for receiving at least one precision machined corrosion resistant sealed roller wheel mounted on an axle, means for mounting the assembly to a patio door or the like, and adjustment means for vertically adjusting the assembly in its position of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventor: John Ness
  • Publication number: 20070104819
    Abstract: A dual-acting linear actuator including a hollow body and a stationary hollow rod. The stationary hollow rod includes a first rod segment separated from a second rod segment by a separator plate, the stationary hollow rod extending through the hollow body such that the separator plate forms a first chamber and a second chamber within the hollow body, wherein the first rod segment is configured to transmit a power medium to the first chamber to cause the hollow body to move along the stationary hollow rod toward the first rod segment and the second rod segment is configured to transmit the power medium to the second chamber to cause the hollow body to move along the stationary hollow rod toward the second rod segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: John Ness, Jeffrey Ness
  • Publication number: 20070065838
    Abstract: Methods of recombining nucleic acids, including homologous nucleic acids, are provided. Families of gene shuffling oligonucleotides and their use in recombination procedures, as well as polymerase and ligase mediated recombination methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: Maxygen, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Crameri, Willem Stemmer, Jeremy Minshull, Steven Bass, Mark Welch, John Ness, Claes Gustafsson, Phillip Patten
  • Publication number: 20060257516
    Abstract: A mold assembly for manufacturing concrete blocks and which is adapted for use in a concrete block machine. The mold assembly includes a plurality of liner plates forming at least a first mold cavity, wherein at least a first liner plate is moveable, and a drive assembly. The drive assembly includes a first drive element having a first end and coupled to the first moveable liner plate proximate to a second end, and an actuator assembly. The actuator assembly includes a second drive element selectively coupled to the first drive element proximate to the first end, wherein the actuator assembly is configured to drive the second drive element along a first axis so as to cause at least the second end of the first drive element to move along a second axis and cause the first moveable liner plate to move toward and away from an interior of the first mold cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: John Ness, Jeffrey Ness
  • Publication number: 20060191231
    Abstract: A masonry block molded by a masonry block machine employing a mold assembly having a plurality of liner plates, at least one of which is moveable; the masonry block including a first transverse face, a second transverse face opposing the first transverse face, a first major face joining the first transverse face to the second transverse face, a second major face opposing the first major face and joining the first transverse face to the second transverse face, a first end face joining the first major face to the second major face, and a second end face opposing the first end face and joining the first major face to the second major face, wherein the first end face comprises a non-planar face configured to engage and overlap with a non-planar end face of a similar masonry block and is formed during a molding process through action of a moveable liner plate having a negative of the non-planar end face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: John Ness, Jeffrey Ness
  • Publication number: 20060185309
    Abstract: A masonry block molded by a masonry block machine employing a mold assembly having a plurality of liner plates, at least one of which is moveable. The masonry block includes a first transverse face, a second transverse face opposing the first transverse face, at least one aperture extending through the masonry block between the first and second transverse faces, a first end face joining the first and second transverse faces, a second end face opposite the first end face and joining the first and second transverse faces, a first major face joining the first end and second end faces, and a second major face opposing the first major face and joining the first and second end faces. A molded utility opening extends through the first major face to the at least one aperture and adapted to receive a utility device, wherein the first major face and molded utility opening are formed during a molding process by action of a moveable liner plate having a mold element which is a negative of the molded utility opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventor: John Ness
  • Publication number: 20050211871
    Abstract: A method of producing a masonry block having a front face, a rear face, an upper face, a lower face, and a pair of opposed side faces. The method includes providing a mold assembly having a plurality of liner plates that form a mold cavity having an open top and an open bottom, wherein at least a first liner plate is moveable between a retracted position and an extended position, the first liner plate including a flange element. The first liner plate is moved to the extended position, the bottom of the mold cavity is closed with a pallet, dry cast concrete is placed in the mold cavity via the open top, the top of the mold cavity is closed with a moveable head shoe assembly, the head shoe assembly including a notch element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: John Ness, Jeffrey Ness
  • Publication number: 20050120670
    Abstract: A method of producing a masonry block including providing a mold assembly having a plurality of liner plates that together form a mold cavity having an open top and an open bottom, wherein at least one of the liner plates is moveable between a retracted position and a desired extend position relative to an interior of the mold cavity with a gear drive assembly. The at least one moveable liner plate is moved to the desired extended position, the bottom of the mold cavity is closed with a pallet, dry cast concrete is placed in the mold cavity via the open top, the top of the mold cavity is closed with a moveable head shoe assembly, and the dry cast concrete is compacted to form a pre-cured masonry block. The at least one moveable liner plate is moved to the retracted position, the pre-cured masonry block is expelled from the mold cavity and cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: John Ness, Jeffrey Ness
  • Publication number: 20050121830
    Abstract: A method of producing a concrete block having a front face, a rear face, an upper face, a lower face, and a pair of opposed side faces. The method includes providing a mold assembly having a plurality of liner plates that together form a mold cavity having an open top and an open bottom, wherein at least a first liner plate is moveable between a retracted position and an extended position with a gear drive assembly, and wherein the first liner plate is angled such that when the first liner plate is in the extended position the bottom of the mold cavity is narrower than the top by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: John Ness, Jeffrey Ness
  • Publication number: 20050121595
    Abstract: A mold assembly for producing masonry blocks and adapted for use in a masonry block machine. The mold assembly includes a plurality of liner plates, each liner plate having a major surface, the liner plates positioned within a mold box and configured such that the major surfaces form a mold cavity having a desired form, wherein at least one of the liner plates is moveable between a retracted position and a desired extended position toward an interior of the mold cavity. A gear drive assembly selectively coupled to the at least one moveable liner plate and configured to move the at least one moveable liner plate between the retracted position and the extended position, wherein the gear drive assembly is positioned substantially external to the mold box when the at least one moveable liner plate is in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: John Ness, Jeffrey Ness
  • Publication number: 20050025853
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides a mold assembly for manufacturing concrete blocks that is adapted for use in a concrete block machine. The mold assembly comprises a plurality of liner plates and a gear drive assembly. Each liner plate has a major surface and the liner plates are configured such that the major surfaces form a mold cavity, wherein at least one of the liner plates is moveable. The gear drive assembly is selectively coupled to the at least one moveable liner plate and is configured to move the at least one moveable liner plate in a first direction toward an interior of the mold cavity by applying a force in a second direction different from the first direction, and to move the liner plate in a direction away from the interior of the mold cavity by applying a force in a direction opposite the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventor: John Ness
  • Publication number: 20050025854
    Abstract: A mold assembly for manufacturing concrete blocks that is adapted for use in a concrete block machine. The mold assembly includes a plurality of liner plates, each having a major surface, the liner plates configured such that the major surfaces form a mold cavity having a desired form, and wherein at least one of the liner plates is moveable. A gear drive assembly is selectively coupled to the at least one moveable liner plate and configured to move the at least one moveable liner plate toward and away from an interior of the mold cavity. A stabilizer assembly is operatively coupled to the gear drive assembly and is configured to support the gear drive assembly as it moves the at least one moveable liner plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventor: John Ness
  • Publication number: 20050011041
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for wheel assemblies, specifically directed to precision roller wheel assembly for use with patio doors or the like, that provides a rust-resistant, salt resistant wheel assembly for providing a smooth gliding, quiet operating, easy to adjust, door wheel system that is corrosion free and is believed to be able to withstand hurricane force winds. A precision roller wheel assembly for use on a lower surface of a door, especially a patio door or the like, the assembly comprising a two-piece housing, the two-pieces being a mirror image of each other, for receiving at least one precision machined corrosion resistant sealed roller wheel mounted on an axle, means for mounting the assembly to a patio door or the like, and adjustment means for vertically adjusting the assembly in its position of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventor: John Ness
  • Patent number: 6688266
    Abstract: A valve deactivation assembly (21) comprises part of the valve gear train for an internal combustion engine, and is disposed in a bore (55) defined by the A engine block (11B). The assembly (21) includes a latching mechanism (67) shiftable, in response to control fluid pressure, between latched and unlatched conditions. The assembly (21) includes an outer body member (53), having an outer cylindrical surface (53S), reciprocable within said the bore (55), the outer body member including a lower terminal portion (55L). The outer body member defines an annular sealing groove (75) which remains aligned within the bore (55), between the lower terminal portion (55L) and a passage (72) communicating control fluid pressure the latching mechanism (67), as the outer body member reciprocates. There is also a fluid passage (77) disposed to communicate a source (79) of low pressure to the annular groove (75), to thereby form a barrier to block the migration of air to the control pressure passage (72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Kynan L. Church, John A. Ness
  • Publication number: 20020117216
    Abstract: A solenoid operated pressure balanced spool type pressure control valve for controlling flow between a pressure source inlet and a signal pressure outlet and between the signal pressure outlet and an exhaust or sump return port. the spool has metering orifices formed in pressure equalization flow passages through the spool. The metering orifices preferably comprise three orifices having a diameter in the range of about 0.50-0.76 mm for providing viscous dampening of the flow through the spool and dampers oscillations of the spool and armature due to hydraulic and/or electrical transients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Steven L. Ambrose, Carl G. Gluf, John A. Ness, Danny M. Smith
  • Patent number: 6386218
    Abstract: A solenoid operated exhaust bleed type pressure control valve assembly providing a proportional pressure control signal over the full range of solenoid operating current. A poppet valve member is connected to the solenoid armature and closes against a valve seat in the control signal port pressure chamber to prevent flow through the valve seat to the exhaust (bleed) ports. This results in very low or reduced leakage at minimum pressures. The poppet valve contacts a projection on a spool valve for effecting concurrent movement therewith for valving a supply pressure port in the control signal pressure chamber. In the normally closed version of the valve assembly, the poppet delays the spool opening of the inlet or supply port until solenoid current has reached about Five to Twenty Percent (5-20%) of maximum. In the normally open version, the spool is delayed in closing the supply inlet port until solenoid current reaches about Eighty to One Hundred Percent (80-100%) of maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Ness, Carl G. Gluf, Jr.