Patents by Inventor John C. Hale

John C. Hale 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: 20190230875
    Abstract: An irrigation modeling framework in precision agriculture utilizes a combination of weather data, crop data, and other agricultural inputs to create customized agronomic models for diagnosing and predicting a moisture state in a field, and a corresponding need for, and timing of, irrigation activities. Specific combinations of various agricultural inputs can be applied, together with weather information to identify or adjust water-related characteristics of crops and soils, to model optimal irrigation activities and provide advisories, recommendations, and scheduling guidance for targeted application of artificial precipitation to address specific moisture conditions in a soil system of a field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: JOHN J. MEWES, ROBERT C. HALE
  • Patent number: 8079551
    Abstract: An enhanced aerial delivery system addresses issues raised when large quantities of fluids, powders, and other agent materials are to be transported in and aerially dispersed by aircraft. Some aspects include positioning and securing of tanks aboard the aircraft to facilitate management and safety of the tanks and aircraft. Other aspects address coupling of the tanks and associated piping to lessen structural effects upon the aircraft. Further aspects deal with channeling, containing, and dumping stray agent materials that have escaped from the agent tanks on board the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Hale, Christopher B. Harris, William D. McCune
  • Patent number: 8066223
    Abstract: An enhanced aerial delivery system addresses issues raised when large quantities of fluids, powders, and other agent materials are to be transported in and aerially dispersed by aircraft. Some aspects include positioning and securing of tanks aboard the aircraft to facilitate management and safety of the tanks and aircraft. Other aspects address coupling of the tanks and associated piping to lessen structural effects upon the aircraft. Further aspects deal with channeling, containing, and dumping stray agent materials that have escaped from the agent tanks on board the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Hale, Christopher B. Harris, William D. McCune
  • Publication number: 20100314496
    Abstract: An enhanced aerial delivery system addresses issues raised when large quantities of fluids, powders, and other agent materials are to be transported in and aerially dispersed by aircraft. Some aspects include positioning and securing of tanks aboard the aircraft to facilitate management and safety of the tanks and aircraft. Other aspects address coupling of the tanks and associated piping to lessen structural effects upon the aircraft. Further aspects deal with channeling, containing, and dumping stray agent materials that have escaped from the agent tanks on board the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL AVIATION, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Hale, Christopher B. Harris, William D. McCune
  • Publication number: 20100282914
    Abstract: An enhanced aerial delivery system addresses issues raised when large quantities of fluids, powders, and other agent materials are to be transported in and aerially dispersed by aircraft. Some aspects include positioning and securing of tanks aboard the aircraft to facilitate management and safety of the tanks and aircraft. Other aspects address coupling of the tanks and associated piping to lessen structural effects upon the aircraft. Further aspects deal with channeling, containing, and dumping stray agent materials that have escaped from the agent tanks on board the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL AVIATION, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Hale, Christopher B. Harris, William D. McCune
  • Patent number: 7819362
    Abstract: An enhanced aerial delivery system addresses issues raised when large quantities of fluids, powders, and other agent materials are to be transported in and aerially dispersed by aircraft. Some aspects include positioning and securing of tanks aboard the aircraft to facilitate management and safety of the tanks and aircraft. Other aspects address coupling of the tanks and associated piping to lessen structural effects upon the aircraft. Further aspects deal with channeling, containing, and dumping stray agent materials that have escaped from the agent tanks on board the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Hale, Christopher B. Harris, William D. McCune
  • Patent number: 7748662
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aerial fire suppression utilizing a potable fire retardant chemical dispensing system, readily adaptable, without extensive aircraft modification, to various makes of aircraft, for dispensing current types of forest and range fire fighting chemicals. The aerial delivery system is self contained and reusable. It enables cargo/utility aircraft to carry and dump a load, under control. The aerial delivery system is capable of attachment at the wing box, pressurized delivery from the nozzles, and nozzles directed straight downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Hale, Daniel A. Kottman, Christopher B. Harris
  • Publication number: 20090065646
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aerial fire suppression utilizing a potable fire retardant chemical dispensing system, readily adaptable, without extensive aircraft modification, to various makes of aircraft, for dispensing current types of forest and range fire fighting chemicals. The aerial delivery system is self contained and reusable. It enables cargo/utility aircraft to carry and dump a load, under control. The aerial delivery system is capable of attachment at the wing box, pressurized delivery from the nozzles, and nozzles directed straight downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL AVIATION, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Hale, Christopher B. Harris, Daniel A. Kottman
  • Publication number: 20080210825
    Abstract: An enhanced aerial delivery system addresses issues raised when large quantities of fluids, powders, and other agent materials are to be transported in and aerially dispersed by aircraft. Some aspects include positioning and securing of tanks aboard the aircraft to facilitate management and safety of the tanks and aircraft. Other aspects address coupling of the tanks and associated piping to lessen structural effects upon the aircraft. Further aspects deal with channeling, containing, and dumping stray agent materials that have escaped from the agent tanks on board the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Hale, Christopher B. Harris, William D. McCune
  • Patent number: 7413145
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aerial fire suppression utilizing a potable fire retardant chemical dispensing system, readily adaptable, without extensive aircraft modification, to various makes of aircraft, for dispensing current types of forest and range fire fighting chemicals. The aerial delivery system is self contained and reusable. It enables cargo/utility aircraft to carry and dump a load, under control. The aerial delivery system is capable of attachment at the wing box, pressurized delivery from the nozzles, and nozzles directed straight downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Hale, Christopher B. Harris, Daniel A. Kottman
  • Patent number: 6732180
    Abstract: A method and article of manufacture to inhibit automated search engines in locating and retrieving proprietary media by employing cooperative scanning, manufacturing, sharing and supervisory control software processing components to replicate, and make available for sharing, decoy media in such numbers to render media search engines ineffectual. The invention's scanning processing component searches media sharing network communities for illegally shared proprietary media and its manufacturing processing component constructs decoy media files mimicking identified proprietary media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: The University of Tulsa
    Inventors: John C. Hale, Gavin W. Manes
  • Patent number: 5900643
    Abstract: First and second electrical components on an integrated circuit chip are electrically connected respectively to a wire bonding pad and to a probe contacting area of a size significantly less than the bonding pad. The pad and contacting area are electrically isolated whereby both components can be separately electrically tested by test probes contacting each of the pad and the contact area. After the components have been tested, the bonding pad and the probe contact area are electrically connected together for electrically connecting the first and second components. The electrical connection is made by bonding a terminal wire to the bonding pad as well as to an extension from the contact area substantially filling a space within the bonding pad and underlying the joint formed between the terminal wire and the bonding pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Donald R. Preslar, John C. Hale
  • Patent number: 4943865
    Abstract: A method and system of recording on a video signal recorder a serialized stream of pulse code modulated digital data bits. The video signal recorder has multiple record/playback heads and is of the type normally adapted to record video signals such as television signals under the control of synchronizing signals included in the video signals. Data frames having a predetermined number of data bits of the serialized stream of pulse code modulated digital data bits are successively applied at a given frequency to a data buffer. The frequency of the data bits of the data frames output from the data buffer is increased thereby compressing in time the data frames. Buffer zones of filler bits provide a predetermined period of time between successive data frames. Synchronizing signals are inserted in the buffer zones for controlling the timing of switching events between recording heads to occur within the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John C. Hales, Everett J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 4337431
    Abstract: Non destructive test apparatus for the inspection of annular welds, such as the tube/tube sheet welds of a tube-in-shell heat exchanger, using eddy current techniques. The apparatus comprises a rotatable probe assembly having a pair of sensors for interrogating the weld, bridge means for comparing the signals produced by the sensors and electronic circuitry arranged to combine the differential of the signals with a simple voltage locus signal derived from a sine/cosine potentiometer associated with the probe assembly drive and to feed the combination signal to an oscilloscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Assignee: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
    Inventor: John C. Hale