Patents by Inventor John D. Sherman

John D. Sherman 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: 10510485
    Abstract: A magnetic assembly includes a winding and a housing disposed about the winding. The housing includes an interior surface contoured to conform to the winding to facilitate heat transfer between the winding and the housing. A method of manufacturing a magnetic assembly includes forming a contoured interior surface on a housing and assembling a winding into the housing such that the interior surface of the housing conforms to the winding to facilitate heat transfer between the winding and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: John Huss, William D. Sherman
  • Patent number: 10487974
    Abstract: An adjustable support arm assembly including a base, a lower arm having a first end connected to the base, an upper arm having a pivotal connection to a second end of the lower arm disposed between first and second ends of the upper arm and a plurality of adjustment positions disposed between the pivotal connection to the lower arm and the first end of the upper arm, a counterbalance unit connected to the lower arm or the upper arm and including a movable portion, an elongated flexible element having a first end connected to the movable portion of the counterbalance unit and the elongated flexible element extends from the lower or upper arm to which the counterbalance unit is connected and a second end of the elongated flexible element is connected to the other of the lower or upper arm to which the counterbalance unit is not connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: John D. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20190072229
    Abstract: An adjustable support arm assembly including a base, a lower arm having a first end connected to the base, an upper arm having a pivotal connection to a second end of the lower arm disposed between first and second ends of the upper arm and a plurality of adjustment positions disposed between the pivotal connection to the lower arm and the first end of the upper arm, a counterbalance unit connected to the lower arm or the upper arm and including a movable portion, an elongated flexible element having a first end connected to the movable portion of the counterbalance unit and the elongated flexible element extends from the lower or upper arm to which the counterbalance unit is connected and a second end of the elongated flexible element is connected to the other of the lower or upper arm to which the counterbalance unit is not connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventor: John D. Sherman
  • Patent number: 8875637
    Abstract: An access door which opens and closes an opening that extends through a surface by which access is provided through the surface as, for example, to communication and power outlets, wires, cables, cable raceways, switches and the like behind the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Inscape Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Sherman, David Parshad, Ivan Liu
  • Publication number: 20140261104
    Abstract: An access door which opens and closes an opening that extends through a surface by which access is provided through the surface as, for example, to communication and power outlets, wires, cables, cable raceways, switches and the like behind the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Inscape Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Sherman, David Parshad, Ivan Liu
  • Publication number: 20020141812
    Abstract: An adjustable telescoping utility pole apparatus formed from a number of inter-received tubular members, compression springs and a novel release assembly mechanism. Each tubular member is self extended via the compression spring and controlled by the release mechanism located in the base handle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventors: William A. Edelen, John D. Sherman
  • Patent number: 6380428
    Abstract: For the removal of trace quantities of iodine-containing contaminants from corrosive liquid feed streams, an adsorbent with distinct advantages over prior-art materials is provided. The treatment method involves the use of a suitable, silica-rich zeolite which has been cation-exchanged with an iodine-reactive metal. This inorganic adsorbent may be used in unbound form, or it can bound with a substantially insoluble porous inorganic refractory metal oxide binder. Reactivation and regeneration techniques, which are generally incompatible with prior-art adsorbent materials, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Santi Kulprathipanja, John D. Sherman, Amedeo Napolitano, John Markovs
  • Patent number: 6332985
    Abstract: A process for removing toxins from fluids, such as bodily fluids or a dialysate solution, is disclosed. The process involves contacting the fluid with a microporous ion exchanger to remove toxins in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: John D. Sherman, David S. Bem, Gregory J. Lewis
  • Patent number: 6099737
    Abstract: A process for removing toxins from blood is disclosed. The process involves contacting the blood with a microporous ion exchanger to remove toxins in the blood. Alternatively, the blood can be contacted with a dialysis solution which is then contacted with the ion exchanger. The microporous ion exchangers are represented by the following empirical formulae:A.sub.p M.sub.x Zr.sub.1-x Si.sub.n Ge.sub.y O.sub.m (I)andA.sub.p M.sub.x Ti.sub.1-x Si.sub.n Ge.sub.y O.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: John D. Sherman, David S. Bem, Gregory J. Lewis
  • Patent number: 5962735
    Abstract: A solution is provided to the long sought inorganic alternative to resin based adsorbents for iodide clean-up service for corrosive organic liquid. The solution involves the use of a solid inorganic adsorbent comprising a combination of a silica-rich zeolite molecular sieve, which has been cation-exchanged with an iodide-reactive metal selected from silver, mercury, copper, lead, thallium, palladium or mixtures thereof, with a substantially insoluble, porous refractory inorganic oxide binder. Reactivation and regeneration technique for the spent inorganic adsorbent are also covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Santi Kulprathipanja, Benjamin C. Spehlmann, Richard R. Willis, John D. Sherman, William A. Leet
  • Patent number: 5925284
    Abstract: Applicants have developed a unique process for preparing a shaped article comprising an ion exchange composition and a hydroxy oxide binder. The ion exchange compositions include metallotitanates, metallogermanates, pillared clays and metal phosphonates. The process involves combining the ion exchange composition with a binder precursor and water, forming the mixture into a shaped article and heating the article at a temperature of about 85.degree. C. to about 120.degree. C. These shaped articles are useful for removing metal ions such as cesium from feed streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: John D. Sherman, Richard R. Willis, Robert L. Bedard, Albert S. Behan, Philip Connolly
  • Patent number: 5891417
    Abstract: A new family of crystalline molecular sieves have been synthesized. These compositions have a microporous structure of ZrO.sub.3 octahedral units, and at least one of SiO.sub.2 tetrahedral units and GeO.sub.2 tetrahedral units. Optionally, the molecular sieves contain M metals such as titanium, niobium, or tin. These novel molecular sieves are prepared hydrothermally from a reaction mixture composed of reactive sources of the components. Additionally, these molecular sieves are useful for the selective adsorption of ammonium ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Uop LLC
    Inventors: David S. Bem, John D. Sherman, Amedeo Napolitano, E. Alejandro Leon-Escamilla, Gregory J. Lewis, Robert L. Bedard
  • Patent number: 5888472
    Abstract: A new family of crystalline molecular sieves have been synthesized. These compositions have a microporous structure of at least ZrO.sub.3 octahedral units and SiO.sub.2 tetrahedral units. Optionally, the molecular sieves contain M metals such as titanium or tin. These novel molecular sieves are prepared hydrothermally from a reaction mixture composed of reactive sources of the components. Additionally, these molecular sieves are useful for the selective adsorption of ammonium ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: David S. Bem, John D. Sherman, Amedeo Napolitano, E. Alejandro Leon-Escamilla, Gregory J. Lewis, Robert L. Bedard
  • Patent number: 5667695
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for removing contaminant metal ions from a liquid stream. The process involves contacting the liquid stream with a crystalline molecular sieve having the pharmacosiderite structure and having germanium and M metals as framework elements. Optionally, titanium and silicon can also be framework elements. The M metals can be any metal which has octahedral coordination and has a valence of +2, +3, +4 or +5. Illustrative of these M metals are niobium, tin, antimony, aluminum, gallium and tantalum. These molecular sieves are particularly effective in removing cesium and strontium ions from aqueous streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Robert L. Bedard, Lisa M. King, John D. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5413625
    Abstract: Lithium/alkaline earth metal X zeolites in which the lithium:alkaline earth metal equivalent ratio is from about 95:5 to about 50:50 and lithium/alkaline earth metal A zeolites in which the lithium:alkaline earth metal equivalent ratio is from about 10:90 to about 70:30 are useful for separating oxygen and nitrogen from mixtures because they combine high adsorption capacity with high thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: Praxair, Inc.
    Inventors: Chien C. Chao, John D. Sherman, Joseph T. Mullhaupt, Cornelius M. Bolinger
  • Patent number: 5174979
    Abstract: Lithium/alkaline earth metal X zeolites in which the lithium:alkaline earth metal equivalent ratio is from about 95:5 to about 50:50 and lithium/alkaline earth metal A zeolites in which the lithium:alkaline earth metal equivalent ratio is from about 10:90 to about 70:30 are useful for separating oxygen and nitrogen from mixtures because they combine high adsorption capacity with high thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Chien C. Chao, John D. Sherman, Joseph T. Mullhaupt, Cornelius M. Bolinger
  • Patent number: 5046427
    Abstract: A pressure sensor for use with a sea mine for detecting the presence of a ssing vessel by sensing a change in ambient water pressure caused by the Bernoulli effect relating to hydrodynamic flow induced by the vessel's motion. The sensor emits a responsive signal which can be used alone, or with signals from other influence sensors (acoustic and magnetic), to determine when the sea mine shoud be exploded. The sensor provides for equal sensitivity independent of the ambient pressure of the water at various depths at which sea mines may be planted, and employs electrical filters to eliminate noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charles A. Rowzee, John D. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5045295
    Abstract: Molecular sieve agglomerates that can have improved physical and chemical properties are prepared by methods which comprise contacting the agglomerates with an alkali metal silicate solution. Molecular sieve agglomerates which comprise binders such as kaolin can additionally be contacted with an alkali hydroxide solution to convert the kaolin to Zeolite A prior to contacting the agglomerates with the alkali metal silicate solution to further improve properties. The molecular sieve agglomerates prepared according to the present invention are suitable for use as refrigerant desiccants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Medhat K. Tannous, John D. Sherman, Alan P. Cohen
  • Patent number: 5026531
    Abstract: Molecular sieve agglomerates that can have improved physical and chemical properties are prepared by methods which comprise contacting the agglomerates with an alkali metal silicate solution. Molecular sieve agglomerates which comprise binders such as kaolin can additionally be contacted with an alkali hydroxide solution to convert the kaolin to Zeolite A prior to contacting the agglomerates with the alkali metal silicate solution to further improve properties. The molecular sieve agglomerates prepared according to the present invention are suitable for use as refrigerant desiccants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Medhat K. Tannous, John D. Sherman, Alan P. Cohen
  • Patent number: RE33105
    Abstract: A process for the separation of mannose is disclosed which comprises the selective adsorption of same on certain types of zeolitic molecular sieves. The process is especially useful for separating mannose from glucose epimerization product or plant tissue hydrolyzate, using zeolites selected from the group consisting of BaX, BaY, SrY, NaY and CaY.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: John D. Sherman, Chien C. Chao