Patents by Inventor John J. Collins

John J. Collins 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: 11342679
    Abstract: A monocone antenna with an impedance matching section that may allow a reduction in physical size of the cone while maintaining similar performance as a standard monocone antenna. Alternatively, the present disclosure may provide a monocone antenna with an impedance matching section that may allow operation at a lower frequency while maintaining the same physical size as a standard monocone antenna. Further, the present disclosure may provide a monocone antenna with an impedance matching section that may allow a reduction in physical size and operation at a lower frequency relative to a standard monocone antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: John Marshall, William G. Collins, Peter J. Frappier, Timothy J. McLinden, Robert W. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20120089676
    Abstract: A live data form system is provided that includes a client that executes a browser that receives one or more user requests to view or update a live data form being stored remotely. The live data form includes a plurality of data blocks having information that defines the live data form. The browser issues a first message with respect to viewing or updating the live data form. A server receives the first message and executes a first routine that analyzes the contents of the first message and formulates one or more query statements associated with a data block to be executed by one or more remote databases. When the one or more remote databases finish performing the one or more query statements, the server issues a second message to the browser that includes the results of the one or more query statements executed by the one or more remote databases via the client to either view or update the live data form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: NOLIJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: John J. Collins, Sean J. Langford
  • Publication number: 20120089612
    Abstract: A system for real-time document indexing is provided that includes a browser that is executing on a client system. The browser includes functionalities allowing it to communicate with a remote computer system. A query interface executes within the framework of the browser. The query interface receives one or more query searches from an end-user and sends the one or more query searches to be processed by the remote computer system. The remote computer system sends to the query interface the results of the one or more query searches via the browser. The query interface assigns the results of the one or more query searches to a folder where the folder includes a unique identifier. The query interface indexes the results of the one or more query searches to the unique identifier of the folder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: NOLIJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: John J. Collins, Sean J. Langford
  • Publication number: 20120089706
    Abstract: A mobile file uploading system is provided that includes a browser receiving a request to upload one or more selective files and issues a first message. A server receives the first message and determines whether the first message is requesting a download of a first software application, and if so, the server downloads to the user desktop the first software application where the browser executes the first software application. A file upload module is created when the browser completely executes the first software application. The file upload module manages uploading the one or more selective files from the user desktop to the server when a second message is sent by the browser. The file upload module initiates communications with the server and also issues one or more file system calls to a file system on the user desktop to retrieve the one or more selective files for uploading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: NOLIJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: John J. Collins, Sean J. Langford
  • Publication number: 20120089901
    Abstract: A document viewing system is provided that includes a browser receiving one or more user requests to view a document being stored remotely. The browser issues a first request to a server for metadata associated with the document and based on the received metadata determines a selective number of tiles needed for viewing the document. The browser issues a second request to the server requesting the selective number of tiles for viewing the document. The selective number tiles are only those tiles available for viewing in a viewing area in the browser. The server sends the selective number of tiles in parallelized fashion to the browser. The browser receives the selective number of tiles from the server and displays the document to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: NOLIJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: John J. Collins, Sean J. Langford
  • Patent number: 6694695
    Abstract: Wall constructions and methods for constructing walls. In one embodiment, the wall is constructed from studs that each having a web that has at least one opening therein. The studs are oriented such that the openings in their webs are aligned to permit at least one spacer member to extend therethrough. The spacer members are formed with structure for engaging portions of the webs through which they extend. Retainers are provided on the webs of the studs for retaining the spacer members in position. In another embodiment at least two studs that have webs with openings therethrough are oriented such that the openings are aligned with each other. At least one spacer member is inserted through the aligned openings to engage a portion of each web through which they extend. The spacers are then brought into engagement with retainers on the webs of the studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Dietrich Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Collins, Larry R. Daudet, Gregory S. Ralph
  • Publication number: 20030037494
    Abstract: Wall constructions and methods for constructing walls. In one embodiment, the wall is constructed from studs that each having a web that has at least one opening therein. The studs are oriented such that the openings in their webs are aligned to permit at least one spacer member to extend therethrough. The spacer members are formed with structure for engaging portions of the webs through which they extend. Retainers are provided on the webs of the studs for retaining the spacer members in position. In another embodiment at least two studs that have webs with openings therethrough are oriented such that the openings are aligned with each other. At least one spacer member is inserted through the aligned openings to engage a portion of each web through which they extend. The spacers are then brought into engagement with retainers on the webs of the studs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: John J. Collins, Larry R. Daudet, Gregory S. Ralph
  • Patent number: 4342953
    Abstract: A battery protection circuit particularly for portable lamps employing rechargeable batteries is provided to prevent overdischarge of the batteries and includes a bulb drive transistor connecting a bulb across the battery with a switch interposed between one side of the battery and the bulb, a voltage sensing resistor connected to one side of the switch, a regenerative switch connected between the sensing resistor and the other side of the battery, and the regenerative switch including an output terminal connected by a base resistor to the base of the drive transistor. The regenerative switch includes a pair of transistors connected and cooperating such that when one of the transistors is turned on, the other is caused to be turned on, the transistors, further, maintaining each other on. As the dropout voltage of the battery is approached, the base drive of the drive transistor decreases which causes the bulb to become dim to thereby warn of the discharged state of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1982
    Assignee: Nicholl Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Collins
  • Patent number: 4314597
    Abstract: Apparatus for mounting and demounting tires and methods of mounting and demounting tires. The apparatus may include a clamp for holding a wheel as well as a tire clamp and pushing device for gripping a tire and applying a moving force thereto. The tire clamp is mounted for movement toward and away from the wheel clamp and toward and away from a support for the wheel clamp. It is operated, during tire mounting, to nonaxially urge a tire having one part of one bead received in the drop center of a wheel away from the wheel to draw that part into the drop center while axially moving the tire at a remote location toward the wheel so that the beads at the remote location are disposed between the flanges of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1982
    Assignee: Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Francis L. Zrostlik, John J. Collins
  • Patent number: 4177500
    Abstract: A power failure light for monitoring a power line and for illumination upon the interruption of power therefrom includes a light bulb, a rechargeable battery, a power supply providing charging current for the battery, a pair of diodes connecting the battery across the power supply, a pair of cascaded transistors connecting the bulb across the battery with the base-emitter junctions of the transistors connected across the diodes to thereby sense the condition of the power line. The base-emitter junctions are reversed biased by the pulsating voltage across the diodes, and a timing network, including a resistor across the power supply and a capacitor across the diodes, maintains the reverse biased condition of the junctions between the voltage pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1979
    Assignee: Thomas H. Nicholl
    Inventors: Thomas H. Nicholl, John J. Collins
  • Patent number: 4026680
    Abstract: In an adiabatic pressure swing system for air separation by selective adsorption in at least two zeolitic molecular sieve beds in which the coldest gas temperature in the depressed temperature section adjacent the inlet end is no warmer than 35.degree. F and the .DELTA.T at least 50.degree. F, heat is transferred thereto by metal solid conduction within the bed at rate sufficient to maintain such temperature at least 20.degree. F warmer but less than 110.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1977
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventor: John J. Collins
  • Patent number: 3988129
    Abstract: In the prevention of atmospheric pollution by sulfur dioxide emissions from acid absorbers in contact process sulfuric acid plants in which the unconverted SO.sub.2 is accumulated by adsorption in a zeolite adsorbent bed and desorbed back into the acid production system, it is found that ambient moist air, after partial dehydration in an acid scrubber is suitably used both to cool down and hot purge desorb the zeolite beds. In addition the pure water derived from the ambient air is advantageously used in the acid-making system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1974
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1976
    Assignee: Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Louis L. Fornoff, John J. Collins, Raymond A. Reber
  • Patent number: 3944761
    Abstract: A finger-actuated rotary switch adapted for use in electric devices, such as lanterns, and operative to select a desired light or light combination wherein the rotary switch is a waterproof structure and includes an elongated rotatable stem extending through a stator and having a switch rotor retained on one end thereof. The switch rotor is in engagement with the stator and relative movement between the switch rotor and the stator is effective to move the switch rotor into and out of engagement with electrical contact heads extending from the stator all in response to movement of cam followers which extend from the switch rotor and move along and in engagement with a cam surface on the stator. The switch rotor is resiliently maintained in engagement with the stator. A support is positioned between the stator and an operating knob on the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1976
    Assignee: Nicholl Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Nicholl, John J. Collins
  • Patent number: D254514
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1980
    Assignee: Thomas H. Nicholl
    Inventors: Thomas H. Nicholl, Donald L. Rohrs, John J. Collins
  • Patent number: D262578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1982
    Assignee: Thomas H. Nicholl
    Inventors: Thomas H. Nicholl, Donald L. Rohrs, John J. Collins
  • Patent number: D692746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Jay Lawson, Gregg Allan Stahl, John J. Collins, Jr., Thomas Joseph Atkinson, Gregory S. Ralph
  • Patent number: D839078
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC
    Inventors: Gregg A. Stahl, John J. Collins, Jr.