Patents by Inventor John J. Brown

John J. 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: 20210283794
    Abstract: A stand-alone apparatus for cutting a web of media or tag stock into individual units for use downstream of a printer. The apparatus may cut vinyl, plastic, or RFID stock material in both back and forth directions. The apparatus comprises a housing, 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 apparatus may be powered by and or in hardline or wireless communication with a printer, or may further comprise a computer microprocessor, memory and user interface to function wholly independent from a printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Donald J. WARD, John D. MISTYURIK, Timothy L. BROWN, Jan M. WATSON, Jesus ROMO, JR., Jason R. WHEELER, Mitchell G. STERN, Jeanne F. DUCKETT
  • Publication number: 20210274969
    Abstract: A cooking system includes a housing having a hollow interior and food is receivable within said hollow interior. A heating element is associated with the housing and a support body supports food within the hollow interior. The support body includes a body having a plurality of diffuser ribs. A plurality of channels is formed between the plurality of diffuser rib and at least one of the plurality of diffuser ribs and the plurality of channels is operable to deflect a relatively downward flowing fluid relatively horizontally across said support body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua D. Anthony, Chris 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: 11090677
    Abstract: A method of delivering a glutinous substance from a cartridge to an applicator comprises receiving the cartridge inside a sleeve through an inlet of the sleeve when a pressure cap, coupled to the sleeve proximate the inlet, is in an open position. The method additionally comprises moving the pressure cap into a closed position to sealingly couple the pressure cap with a trailing end of the cartridge. The method also comprises selectively causing an automated coupler to automatically sealingly couple the applicator with a leading end of the cartridge when the cartridge is inside the sleeve and the pressure cap is in the closed position. The method further comprises applying pressure to the glutinous substance in the cartridge through a first pressure input of the pressure cap to urge the glutinous substance from the cartridge into the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    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
  • Patent number: 11059644
    Abstract: Tabbed sealing members with a robust tab structure having additional support under the tab and at a tab pivot or hinge joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Cassidy, Steven A. Brucker, Robert William Thorstensen-Woll, John J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20210188535
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for a modular container, including: six sides, wherein: each side of the six sides of the modular container comprises at least four surface connector arrangements, each surface connector arrangement of the at least four surface connector arrangements comprises at least two connector elements, wherein: at least one connector element of the at least two connector elements is of a first type, and at least one connector element of the at least two connector elements is of a second type; and an access door in at least one side of the six sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Erik GRIP, Michael S. KARAPETIAN, John J. BROWN
  • Publication number: 20210188534
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide a modular container, including: six sides, wherein: each side of the six sides of the modular container comprises at least four surface connectors, each surface connector of the at least four surface connectors comprises at least two connector elements, at least one connector element of the at least two connector elements is of a first type, and at least one connector element of the at least two connector elements is of a second type; and an access door in at least one side of the six sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Erik Grip, Michael S. Karapetian, John J. Brown
  • Patent number: 11020765
    Abstract: A method of delivering a glutinous substance to a workpiece from an end-effector comprises using the end-effector to position an applicator relative to the workpiece. The method also comprises urging the glutinous substance from the end-effector through a first channel of a body of the applicator from an inlet of the first channel toward an outlet of the first channel. The method additionally comprises selectively operating an actuator of the applicator to regulate a rate, at which the glutinous substance flows through the first channel of the body of the applicator, responsive to, at least in part, output received from a sensor of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle, IV, Raul Tomuta, Jake B. Weinmann, John J. Brown, Chris Erickson, Martin Guirguis, Don D. Trend, Richard P. Topf
  • Patent number: 10913089
    Abstract: A method of delivering a glutinous substance from a cartridge to an applicator is disclosed. The method comprises receiving the cartridge inside a sleeve through an inlet of the sleeve while a pressure cap is in an open position. The method also comprises moving the pressure cap into a closed position to sealingly couple the pressure cap with a trailing end of the cartridge and to sealingly couple the applicator with a leading end of the cartridge. The method further comprises applying pressure to the glutinous substance in the cartridge through the pressure input of the pressure cap to urge the glutinous substance from the cartridge into the applicator. Additionally, the method comprises moving the pressure cap into the open position to provide sufficient clearance sufficient for removal of the cartridge from the sleeve through the inlet of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    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
  • 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: 20200140176
    Abstract: Tabbed sealing members with a robust tab structure having additional support under the tab and at a tab pivot or hinge joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen P. Cassidy, Steven A. Brucker, Robert William Thorstensen-Woll, John J. Brown
  • 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: 10556732
    Abstract: Tabbed sealing members with a robust tab structure having additional support under the tab and at a tab pivot or hinge joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Cassidy, Steven A. Brucker, Robert William Thorstensen-Woll, John J. Brown
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190344304
    Abstract: An applicator (102) for delivering a glutinous substance (168) to a workpiece (170) from an end-effector (101) is disclosed. The applicator (102) comprises a body (110) and a plunger (186). The plunger (186) comprises a gate (118), movable within an outlet portion (182) of a first channel (115) of the body (110) between, inclusively, an open position, allowing the glutinous substance (168) to flow from an inlet (116) of the first channel (115) to an outlet (117) of the first channel (115) and a closed position, preventing the glutinous substance (168) from flowing from the inlet (116) of the first channel (115) to the outlet (117) of the first channel (115). The applicator (102) further comprises an actuator (131), selectively operable to move the plunger (186) such that the gate (118) moves between, inclusively, the open position and the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: John W. Pringle, IV, Raul Tomuta, Jake B. Weinmann, John J. Brown, Chris Erickson, Martin Guirguis, Don D. Trend, Richard P. Topf
  • Patent number: 10363569
    Abstract: An applicator (102) for delivering a glutinous substance (168) to a workpiece (170) from an end-effector (101) is disclosed. The applicator (102) comprises a body (110) and a plunger (186). The plunger (186) comprises a gate (118), movable within an outlet portion (182) of a first channel (115) of the body (110) between, inclusively, an open position, allowing the glutinous substance (168) to flow from an inlet (116) of the first channel (115) to an outlet (117) of the first channel (115) and a closed position, preventing the glutinous substance (168) from flowing from the inlet (116) of the first channel (115) to the outlet (117) of the first channel (115). The applicator (102) further comprises an actuator (131), selectively operable to move the plunger (186) such that the gate (118) moves between, inclusively, the open position and the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle, IV, Raul Tomuta, Jake B. Weinmann, John J. Brown, Chris Erickson, Martin Guirguis, Don D. Trend, Richard P. Topf
  • Patent number: 10288008
    Abstract: A sandwich structure includes a first skin and a second skin spaced apart from each other and interconnected by a hinge assembly including a first hinge member and a second hinge member. The first hinge member proximal end is coupled to the first skin. The second hinge member proximal end is coupled to the second skin. The first hinge member distal end is coupled to the second member distal end at a member joint. The hinge assembly: prevents movement of the first skin relative to the second skin in an in-plane longitudinal direction of the first skin, allows movement of the first skin relative to the second skin in an in-plane transverse direction of the first skin, and allows movement of the first skin relative to the second skin in an out-of-plane direction that is normal to the in-plane longitudinal direction and the in-plane transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Grip, John J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20190055070
    Abstract: A beverage pod is provided that includes a body and a seal or lid. The seal may include a tab to assist the user in removing the seal or lid from the body. The body may be configured in any suitable shape to be used in a beverage preparation machine. Further, the body may contain a variety of different materials for beverage preparation. For example, the body may contain, powders, particles, liquids, extracts, and the like to be used to prepare a beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: John J. Brown, Rafael Zamora
  • Publication number: 20180345311
    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: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    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
  • Patent number: 10105728
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a glutinous substance from a cartridge to an applicator is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a sleeve and a pressure-cap assembly coupled to the sleeve. The pressure-cap assembly comprises a pressure cap proximate an inlet of the sleeve. The pressure cap is movable between, inclusively, a closed position, in which the pressure cap is in sealed engagement with a trailing end of the cartridge, and an open position, in which the pressure cap provides clearance sufficient for insertion of the cartridge inside the sleeve through the inlet of the sleeve. The pressure cap comprises a pressure input, through which pressure is selectively applied to the glutinous substance in the cartridge. The apparatus also comprises an applicator interface proximate the outlet of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    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
  • Patent number: 10099240
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a glutinous substance from a cartridge to a brush is disclosed. The apparatus 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 comprises a pressure input, selectively operable to apply pressure to the glutinous substance in the cartridge when the cartridge is received within the sleeve, the pressure cap is in the closed position, and a leading end of the cartridge is in sealed engagement with a valve. The apparatus further comprises a brush-arm assembly, configured to retain the brush and capable of rotating the brush. The valve is selectively operable to enable the glutinous substance to flow from the cartridge to the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    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