Patents by Inventor John Gundlach

John Gundlach 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: 9010683
    Abstract: The present invention's side-arm recovery system enables large Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) to operate from small vessels or from ground sites with a minimal footprint. The side-arm recovery system allows arresting an UAS independent of a runway. On the ground or on a ship, the system makes use of a specialized crane system that includes capture and energy absorption devices. A fuselage-mounted top hook snags a horizontal cable and the arresting forces act in the plane of symmetry through the central structure of the UAS. After the capture energy is absorbed, the recovery system safely lowers the aerial vehicle to a ground handling cart. The same system can be combined into a launcher and retriever system which further reduces the footprint by eliminating the need for a separate launcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: John Gundlach, Jean-Marie Bourven, Francesco Giannini, Steven Petullo, Thomas Clancy
  • Patent number: 8622334
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing the noise penalty of a pusher propeller, allowing an aircraft to retain its advantages for UAV configurations, while allowing acoustic performance similar to that of a tractor propeller by reducing, or eliminating, propeller noise emissions. The system and method provide an airfoil-shaped flight surface with (i) a scoop configured to route boundary layer air and associated wake from said flight surface, and (ii) a suction device configured to provide a suction pressure, wherein the scoop routes boundary layer air from the flight surface to the suction device via an opening in the flight surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Drela, John Gundlach, Robert Parks, Adam Scott Ehrmantraut
  • Publication number: 20130082137
    Abstract: The present invention's side-arm recovery system enables large Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) to operate from small vessels or from ground sites with a minimal footprint. The side-arm recovery system allows arresting an UAS independent of a runway. On the ground or on a ship, the system makes use of a specialized crane system that includes capture and energy absorption devices. A fuselage-mounted top hook snags a horizontal cable and the arresting forces act in the plane of symmetry through the central structure of the UAS. After the capture energy is absorbed, the recovery system safely lowers the aerial vehicle to a ground handling cart. The same system can be combined into a launcher and retriever system which further reduces the footprint by eliminating the need for a separate launcher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Gundlach, Jean-Marie Bourven, Francesco Giannini, Steve Petullo, Tom Clancy
  • Publication number: 20120292441
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing the noise penalty of a pusher propeller, allowing an aircraft to retain its advantages for UAV configurations, while allowing acoustic performance similar to that of a tractor propeller by reducing, or eliminating, propeller noise emissions. The system and method provide an airfoil-shaped flight surface with (i) a scoop configured to route boundary layer air and associated wake from said flight surface, and (ii) a suction device configured to provide a suction pressure, wherein the scoop routes boundary layer air from the flight surface to the suction device via an opening in the flight surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Drela, John Gundlach, Robert Parks, Adam Scott Ehrmantraut
  • Publication number: 20080001922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the storage and recharging of peripheral devices within a computer. In one exemplary embodiment the invention relates to an expandable computer mouse that may be stored and recharged in a port, such as a PCMCIA slot, of a portable computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Applicant: NEWTON PERIPHERALS, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin JOHNSON, John GUNDLACH, Jonathan MIXTER
  • Publication number: 20070145220
    Abstract: A rack engaging member is provided having first and second elements spaced apart one from the other at a predetermined distance which is determined by a first distance at which two openings in a standard rack for receiving electronic devices are spaced apart one from the other. One of the first and second elements is positionable to span the difference in spacing between a pair of rack openings spaced at the first distance one from the other and a different pair of rack openings in the standard rack which are spaced at a second, different, distance one from the other. As a result, devices may be mounted in manners which span the differential spacings of holes between the sets of three provided in the standard rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jimmy Foster, John Gundlach, Michael Miller
  • Publication number: 20070019382
    Abstract: A computer system includes a housing having a base and a door positioned opposite the base and a cooling system. The cooling system includes a support rack that is connected to the base and a first cooling fan that is removably attached to the support rack with a plurality of mounting systems. The mounting systems each include a mount that extends away from the cooling fan in a direction substantially parallel to a rotational axis of the cooling fan and/or the mount extends in a direction substantially parallel to an area, proximate the first cooling fan, of the door. The support rack is configured to position the first cooling fan away from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: John Gundlach
  • Publication number: 20070017883
    Abstract: A cable management system includes an adjustable length arm adapted to receive at least one cable in a computer system, and the adjustable length arm is configured to be connected to a first hinge and a second hinge that respectively define first and second opposite ends of the adjustable length arm. The first hinge is connected to a portion of the computing system, and the at least one cable and second hinge are connected to a movable device that moves relative to the portion of the computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Bridges, John Gundlach, Joel Walker
  • Publication number: 20060022943
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the storage and recharging of peripheral devices within a computer. In one exemplary embodiment the invention relates to an expandable computer mouse that may be stored and recharged in a port, such as a PCMCIA slot, of a portable computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Johnson, John Gundlach, Jonathan Mixter
  • Publication number: 20050251004
    Abstract: A wireless monitoring system and, more particularly, a wireless monitoring system for detecting and transmitting physiological data. The present invention detects physiological data relating to a patients cardiac activity and respiration rate and transmits the data to a remote base station via telemetry. The base station processes the data so that the data can be displayed by an ECG monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Applicant: GMP/Wireless Medicine, Inc.
    Inventors: Rud Istvan, Bill Gregory, Kenneth Solovay, David Chastain, John Gundlach, Nicholas Hopman, Daniel Williams, Franco Lodato
  • Publication number: 20050251003
    Abstract: An assembly for monitoring a vital sign comprising a flat circuit having connectors for attachment to patient mounted electrodes and a connector for attachment to a vital signs monitor in which the electrical conductors are made from a conductor that wears with use such that the conductor becomes unusable with repeated use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Applicant: GMP/Wireless Medicine, Inc.
    Inventors: Rud Istvan, Bill Gregory, Kenneth Solovay, David Chastain, John Gundlach, Nicholas Hopman, Daniel Williams, Franco Lodato
  • Publication number: 20050251002
    Abstract: An assembly for monitoring a vital sign comprising a flat circuit having connectors for attachment to patient mounted electrodes and a connector for attachment to a vital signs monitor in which the connectors for attaching to the patient mounted electrodes are made from a non-conductive, non-metallic elastomeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Applicant: GMP/Wireless Medicine, Inc.
    Inventors: Rud Istvan, Bill Gregory, Kenneth Solovay, David Chastain, John Gundlach, Nicholas Hopman, Daniel Williams, Franco Lodato
  • Publication number: 20050177052
    Abstract: A cardiac monitoring system and, more particularly, a wireless electrocardiograph (ECG) system. The present invention detects electrical signals from a patient's heart and transmits the signals digitally to a remote base station via telemetry. The base station converts the digital signals back to an analog electrical signals that can be read by an ECG monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Applicant: GMP Wireless Medicine, Inc.
    Inventors: Rud Istvan, Bill Gregory, Kenneth Solovay, David Chastain, John Gundlach, Nicholas Hopman, Daniel Williams, Franco Lodato, Michael Salem
  • Patent number: 6531960
    Abstract: A tire pressure indication device is provided that continuously monitors pressure of a tire and instantaneously generates a visual display having an easy to read indication as soon as the tire pressure falls below a safe threshold limit. This device includes a dome shaped upper end. A two color dome shaped indicator element is disposed therein having two colors or other visually distinguishable markings which are visible through viewing areas. The dome element is rotatable in response to sensed tire pressure to provide a visual indication of low pressure and another visually distinct indication of safe pressure. The lower end of the body includes a connector to be fitted or threaded onto the valve stem of a tire. Multiple seals are provided within the device to substantially eliminate air or gas from escaping to the atmosphere. Thereby, the device can remain on the tire valve and monitor pressure for long periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventors: Peter Gladstone, John Gundlach, Hans-Georg Liemke, Thomas C. Merle
  • Publication number: 20020117514
    Abstract: An improved disposable storage and dispensing carafe which allows the easy transport and dispensing of a bulk volume of a hot or cold liquid in a throw-away container. The carafe comprises a rigid frame having a dispensing outlet, a pliable or plastic bag for holding a hot or cold liquid having a rigid spout affixed thereto, means for detachably connecting the rigid spout to the dispensing outlet, and an insulating jacket detachably connected to the frame and enveloping the pliable or plastic bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Gary R. Allanson, Ann Marie Sullivan, Thomas C. Merle, John A. MacNeil, John Gundlach, John Costello
  • Patent number: 6375040
    Abstract: An improved disposable storage and dispensing carafe which allows the easy transport and dispensing of a bulk volume of a hot or cold liquid in a throw-away container. The carafe comprises a rigid frame having a dispensing outlet, a pliable or plastic bag for holding a hot or cold liquid having a rigid spout affixed thereto, means for detachably connecting the rigid spout to the dispensing outlet, and an insulating jacket detachably connected to the frame and enveloping the pliable or plastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: International Dispensing Corporation
    Inventors: Gary R. Allanson, Ann Marie Sullivan, Thomas C. Merle, John A. MacNeil, John Gundlach, John Costello
  • Patent number: 5786807
    Abstract: A convertible peripheral input device comprises a control pad and a multiaxis input device selectably mounted on either side of the control pad so that the multiaxis input device can be positioned for right-hand use or left-hand use according to the user's preference. The multiaxis input device can be rotated from one position to another by use of a hinge mechanism with two points of rotation; one for rotation of the multiaxis input device 180 degrees relative to the hinge mechanism and the second point of rotation allowing the hinge mechanism to rotate 180 degrees relative to the control pad bottom surface. The rotatable hinge mechanism may be used with videogame control pads and joysticks as well as keyboards with mouse controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Johnny D. Couch, Sarah Mason, Ira L. Velinsky, Steven Kevin Guerrera, Gregory Hunter, John Gundlach, Masanori Kudou
  • Patent number: D469018
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: International Dispensing Corp.
    Inventors: Gary R. Allanson, Ann Marie Sullivan, Thomas C. Merle, John A. MacNeil, John Gundlach, John Costello
  • Patent number: D651156
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventor: John Gundlach
  • Patent number: D712310
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: John Gundlach, Francesco Giannini, Cayce Boone