Patents by Inventor John D. Brown

John D. Brown 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: 20200200306
    Abstract: Two conduit gripping devices that are to be used together in a conduit fitting assembly are interconnected or held together as a cartridge or subassembly prior to assembly with fitting components to form a fitting assembly. In a more specific embodiment, one or both of the conduit gripping devices comprises a retaining structure by which the devices are mechanically connected together as a subassembly. For example, in one embodiment a front ferrule and a back ferrule for a tube fitting may be snapped together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Mark A. Bennett, Cal R. Brown, John D. Karkosiak, Peter C. Williams, Mark A. Clason, Jeffrey S. Rayle, Mark D. Bearer
  • Patent number: 10684071
    Abstract: An annular divided wall column for the cryogenic rectification of air or constituents of air is provided. The annular divided wall column includes a first annular column wall and a second annular column wall disposed within the first annular column wall and radially spaced therefrom to define an annulus column region as the space between the first annular column wall and the second annular column wall. An interior core column region is also defined by the interior space of the second annular column wall. The present annular divided wall column further includes a plurality of packing elements, plurality of trays or a heat exchange device disposed within the interior core column region; and a plurality of packing elements disposed within the annulus column region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kirk F. Larson, Paul W. Belanger, Steven C. Brown, John P. Ricotta, Guang X. Chen, Richard D. Lenz
  • Patent number: 10682665
    Abstract: A method of delivering a glutinous substance from a cartridge to a brush comprises receiving the cartridge inside a sleeve through an inlet of the sleeve while a pressure cap, located proximate the inlet of the sleeve, is in an open position. The method also comprises moving the pressure cap, located proximate the inlet of the sleeve, into a closed position to sealingly couple the pressure cap with a trailing end of the cartridge and to sealingly couple a valve with a leading end of the cartridge. The method further comprises applying pressure to the glutinous substance in the cartridge through a pressure input of the pressure cap to urge the glutinous substance from the cartridge to the valve. The method additionally comprises rotating the brush and opening the valve to enable the glutinous substance to flow from the valve to the brush at least when the brush is rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle, IV, John J. Brown, Angelica Davancens, Frederick B. Frontiera, Martin Guirguis, Raul Tomuta, Richard P. Topf, Don D. Trend, Jake B. Weinmann
  • Publication number: 20200170708
    Abstract: A spinal implant system includes a spinal implant template configured to provide three dimensional coordinates of a selected implant configuration. An implant bending device includes work surfaces engageable with a spinal implant to manipulate the spinal implant to the selected implant configuration and an implant contact sensor. Surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS V. MCGAHAN, MATTHEW M. MORRISON, RICHARD L. BROWN, VICTOR D. SNYDER, ROBERT A. TILL, JOHN HENGESBACH
  • Publication number: 20200149810
    Abstract: An annular divided wall column for the cryogenic rectification of air or constituents of air is provided. The annular divided wall column includes a first annular column wall and a second annular column wall disposed within the first annular column wall to define an annulus column region and an interior core column region. The present annular divided wall column further includes structured packing elements disposed within at least the annulus column region as well as a ring-shaped cantilevered collector; and a ring-shaped distributor disposed in the annulus column region above or below the plurality of structured packing elements. The thermal expansion and contraction of the second annular column wall in a radial direction and in an axial direction is independent of the thermal expansion and contraction of the first annular column wall in the radial and axial directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin J. Saboda, Paul W. Belanger, Richard D. Lenz, Kirk F. Larson, Steven C. Brown, John P. Ricotta, Guang X. Chen, Jeremy D. Faust
  • Publication number: 20200149809
    Abstract: An annular divided wall column for the cryogenic rectification of air or constituents of air is provided. The annular divided wall column includes a first annular column wall and a second annular column wall disposed within the first annular column wall to define an annulus column region and an interior core column region. The present annular divided wall column further includes structured packing elements disposed within at least the annulus column region as well as a ring-shaped cantilevered collector; and a ring-shaped distributor disposed in the annulus column region above or below the plurality of structured packing elements. The thermal expansion and contraction of the second annular column wall in a radial direction and in an axial direction is independent of the thermal expansion and contraction of the first annular column wall in the radial and axial directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin J. Saboda, Paul W. Belanger, Richard D. Lenz, Kirk F. Larson, Steven C. Brown, John P. Ricotta, Guang X. Chen, Jeremy D. Faust
  • Patent number: 10619770
    Abstract: Two conduit gripping devices that are to be used together in a conduit fitting assembly are interconnected or held together as a cartridge or subassembly prior to assembly with fitting components to form a fitting assembly. In a more specific embodiment, one or both of the conduit gripping devices comprises a retaining structure by which the devices are mechanically connected together as a subassembly. For example, in one embodiment a front ferrule and a back ferrule for a tube fitting may be snapped together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark A. Bennett, Cal R. Brown, John D. Karkosiak, Peter C. Williams, Mark A. Clason, Jeffrey S. Rayle, Mark D. Bearer
  • Publication number: 20200104533
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for protecting the integrity of a playlist, and/or for determining whether a playlist has been altered. The playlist may comprise references to segments of multiple content types. The references may be obfuscated, and/or confirmation data may be used to detect playlist alteration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: John R. Mick, SR., Sean E. Bowman, Cory Zachman, Christopher D. Brown, Mark Niebur
  • Publication number: 20200095003
    Abstract: A combination printer and cutting device for printing upon and cutting a web of media or tag stock into individual units. The device may cut vinyl, plastic, or RFID stock material as it moves through the printer in both back and forth directions. The device comprises a printer and a cutting apparatus that is further comprised of a carriage assembly and a movable cutter assembly. The cutter assembly is easily interchangeable and comprises a cutting element such as a wheel blade, and a pressure adjusting element for adjusting the amount of pressure applied by the cutting element to the stock material. Alternatively, the cutter assembly may be manufactured with a predetermined pressure load, but still permit an operator to adjust the depth of cut. The cutting apparatus is adaptable for use with both new and existing printers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: JOHN D. MISTYURIK, TIMOTHY L. BROWN, DONALD J. WARD, JAN M. WATSON, JESUS ROMO, JR., JASON R. WHEELER, MITCHELL G. STERN, JEANNE F. DUCKETT
  • Publication number: 20200078818
    Abstract: An apparatus (102) for delivering a glutinous substance (168) from a cartridge (166) to an applicator (254) comprises a sleeve (106) and a pressure-cap assembly (104). The pressure-cap assembly (104) comprises a pressure cap (110), proximate an inlet (124) of the sleeve (106). The pressure-cap assembly (104) also comprises an actuator (114), coupled to the pressure cap (110) and to the sleeve (106). The apparatus (102) further comprises an automated coupler (223), configured to automatically reversibly sealingly couple the applicator (254) with the leading end (167) of the cartridge (166).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: John W. Pringle, IV, John J. Brown, Angelica Davancens, Frederick B. Frontiera, Martin Guirguis, Raul Tomuta, Richard P. Topf, Don D. Trend, Jake B. Weinmann, Thomas C. Hanson
  • Patent number: 10582968
    Abstract: A spinal implant system includes a spinal implant template configured to provide three dimensional coordinates of a selected implant configuration. An implant bending device includes work surfaces engageable with a spinal implant to manipulate the spinal implant to the selected implant configuration and an implant contact sensor. Surgical instruments, spinal constructs, implants and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Matthew M. Morrison, Richard L. Brown, Victor D. Snyder, Robert A. Till, Jr., John Hengesbach
  • Publication number: 20200069113
    Abstract: A cooking system including a housing having a hollow interior and food being receivable within said hollow interior. A support body supports food within the hollow interior and a heating element is positioned to heat the hollow interior and the support body. A temperature sensor is operable to monitor a temperature of the support body. The temperature sensor is located remotely from said heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua D. Anthony, Christopher T. Martin, Thomas Guerin, John M. Steinmetz, Ethan T. Brown, Chad P. Woodrow, Michaela Dubeau, Jennifer Kathryn Marsden, Roger Neil Jackson, Christina J. Crowley, Rupert Elliston, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield
  • Patent number: 10578356
    Abstract: An annular divided wall column for the cryogenic rectification of air or constituents of air is provided. The annular divided wall column includes a first annular column wall and a second annular column wall disposed within the first annular column wall to define an annulus column region and an interior core column region. The present annular divided wall column further includes structured packing elements disposed within at least the annulus column region as well as a ring-shaped cantilevered collector; and a ring-shaped distributor disposed in the annulus column region above or below the plurality of structured packing elements. The thermal expansion and contraction of the second annular column wall in a radial direction and in an axial direction is independent of the thermal expansion and contraction of the first annular column wall in the radial and axial directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Saboda, Paul W. Belanger, Richard D. Lenz, Kirk F. Larson, Steven C. Brown, John P. Ricotta, Guang X. Chen, Jeremy D. Faust
  • Patent number: 10578357
    Abstract: An annular divided wall column for the cryogenic rectification of air or constituents of air is provided. The annular divided wall column includes a first annular column wall and a second annular column wall disposed within the first annular column wall to define an annulus column region and an interior core column region. The present annular divided wall column further includes structured packing elements disposed within at least the annulus column region as well as a ring-shaped cantilevered collector; and a ring-shaped distributor disposed in the annulus column region above or below the plurality of structured packing elements. The thermal expansion and contraction of the second annular column wall in a radial direction and in an axial direction is independent of the thermal expansion and contraction of the first annular column wall in the radial and axial directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Saboda, Paul W. Belanger, Richard D. Lenz, Kirk F. Larson, Steven C. Brown, John P. Ricotta, Guang X. Chen, Jeremy D. Faust
  • Patent number: 10578355
    Abstract: An annular divided wall column for the cryogenic rectification of air or constituents of air is provided. The annular divided wall column includes a first annular column wall and a second annular column wall disposed within the first annular column wall to define an annulus column region and an interior core column region. The present annular divided wall column further includes structured packing elements disposed within at least the annulus column region as well as a ring-shaped cantilevered collector; and a ring-shaped distributor disposed in the annulus column region above or below the plurality of structured packing elements. The thermal expansion and contraction of the second annular column wall in a radial direction and in an axial direction is independent of the thermal expansion and contraction of the first annular column wall in the radial and axial directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Saboda, Paul W. Belanger, Richard D. Lenz, Kirk F. Larson, Steven C. Brown, John P. Ricotta, Guang X. Chen, Jeremy D. Faust
  • Patent number: 10580730
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) can be configured to provide a managed power distribution to circuits within a plurality of regions of the IC. Each region of the plurality of regions can include a corresponding set of circuits that are electrically connected to a corresponding virtual power island (VPI) within said each region. A global power distribution structure within the IC can be configured to be electrically interconnected to an off-chip voltage supply. The IC can also include a plurality of sets of vertical interconnects (VIs), each set of VIs electrically interconnected to a VPI within a corresponding region. Each set of VIs can also be connected to the global power distribution structure, and can be used to provide a specifically managed voltage through a VPI to a set of circuits within a corresponding region of the IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony G. Aipperspach, Jeffrey D. Brown, Kirk D. Peterson, John E. Sheets, II
  • Patent number: 10577504
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for preparing a dry titanium dioxide product, comprising the steps of: providing a dispersion comprising titanium dioxide particles; treating the titanium dioxide particles with a silane of formula (I): RII(ORI)aORSiX3??(I) wherein R is a divalent C1-24 organic group that is carbon-bonded to the silicon atom, RI is a C2-6 alkylene group, RII is hydrogen, a C1-16 alkyl group, a C2-16 alkyl ether group, or a C2-12 acyloxy group, X is a hydrolysable group, and a is a number having a value from 3 to 150; and then drying the dispersion to provide a dry titanium dioxide product. The dry titanium dioxide product may optionally be dispersed within a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUNTSMAN P&A UK LIMITED
    Inventors: John L Edwards, Benjamin D Tucker, Andrew E Brown, Linda Gibbons
  • Patent number: 10574539
    Abstract: A data store may contain data describing systems associated with an enterprise. The data store may contain electronic records, each containing a record identifier and a set of record characteristic values, including a service tier goal. A compliance score may be automatically calculated based on an assessment of record characteristic values, the service tier goal, and at least a system availability value, an incident response time value, and an incident restoration time value. A remediation recommendation may be generated, including steps that, when performed, will result in the selected system meeting the service tier goal. An indication representing the remediation recommendation may then be transmitted in connection with an interactive user interface display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Patrick D. Brown, John G. Buccetti, Daniel R. Console, Lisa J. Kissane, Robert M. Nichols, Hugh J. Quinn, Irma Rivera, Kenneth A. Saucier, Angela L Secondino, Susan R. Vecchio, Donna M. Warnock
  • Patent number: 10562809
    Abstract: A low K value, high Q value, low firing dielectric material and method of forming a fired dielectric material. The dielectric material can be fired below 950° C. or below 1100° C., has a K value of less than about 8 at 10-30 GHz and a Q value of greater than 500 or greater than 1000 at 10-30 GHz. The dielectric material includes, before firing a solids portion including 10-95 wt % or 10-99 wt % silica powder and 5-90 wt % or 1-90 wt % glass component. The glass component includes 50-90 mole % SiO2, 5-35 mole % or 0.1-35 mole % B2O3, 0.1-10 mole % or 0.1-25 mole % Al2O3, 0.1-10 mole % K2O, 0.1-10 mole % Na2O, 0.1-20 mole % Li2O, 0.1-30 mole % F. The total amount of Li2O+Na2O+K2O is 0.1-30 mole % of the glass component. The silica powder can be amorphous or crystalline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Cody J. Gleason, John J. Maloney, Srinivasan Sridharan, George E. Sakoske, Peter Marley, Mohammed H. Megherhi, Yie-Shein Her, Orville W. Brown, Jackie D. Davis, Thomas J. Coffey, Ellen S. Tormey, Stanley Wang, David L. Widlewski
  • Patent number: 10518289
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a glutinous substance from a cartridge to an applicator comprises a sleeve and a pressure-cap assembly. The pressure-cap assembly comprises a pressure cap, proximate an inlet of the sleeve. The pressure-cap assembly also comprises an actuator, coupled to the pressure cap and to the sleeve. The apparatus further comprises an automated coupler, configured to automatically reversibly sealingly couple the applicator with the leading end of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle, IV, John J. Brown, Angelica Davancens, Frederick B. Frontiera, Martin Guirguis, Raul Tomuta, Richard P. Topf, Don D. Trend, Jake B. Weinmann, Thomas C. Hanson