Patents by Inventor John M. Comerford

John M. Comerford 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: 10720000
    Abstract: A door lock mechanism is disclosed that includes door lock end alarm features. The mechanism includes a controller and a sensor useful to detect motions that are representative of attempted access through a door to which the door lock mechanism is attached. The controller can set an alarm condition if a measured motion, such as a measured acceleration, meet and/or exceeds a threshold. If an appropriate access control credential is provided through a user device then the alarm condition may not be set by the controller. The door lock mechanism can be coupled to a remote station via a communications link if needed, such as a radio frequency link. The remote station can additionally be in communication with the door lock mechanism via a network. The remote station can be used to send and receive messages regarding door lock mechanism status, configuration, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Timothy N. Comerford, David M. Baty, William B. Ainley, Raymond F. Rettig, John R. Ahearn, Joseph W. Lyon
  • Publication number: 20190206166
    Abstract: A door lock mechanism is disclosed that includes door lock end alarm features. The mechanism includes a controller and a sensor useful to detect motions that are representative of attempted access through a door to which the door lock mechanism is attached. The controller can set an alarm condition if a measured motion, such as a measured acceleration, meet and/or exceeds a threshold. If an appropriate access control credential is provided through a user device then the alarm condition may not be set by the controller. The door lock mechanism can be coupled to a remote station via a communications link if needed, such as a radio frequency link. The remote station can additionally be in communication with the door lock mechanism via a network. The remote station can be used to send and receive messages regarding door lock mechanism status, configuration, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy N. Comerford, David M. Baty, William B. Ainley, Raymond F. Rettig, John R. Ahearn, Joseph W. Lyon
  • Patent number: 4023571
    Abstract: An absorbent nether garment liner is provided which comprises an absorbent layer having a first and second major surface and exhibiting an elongation under tensile stress which is recoverable and such stress is relaxed. A body fluid impervious layer overlies and is adhered to the first major surface of the absorbent layer, said body fluid impervious layer exhibiting less recoverable elongation than the absorbent layer. The absorbent layer is adhered to the impervious layer while the former is under tension and hence, elongated. Accordingly, the absorbent nether garment liner will assume a non-planar arcuate shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1977
    Assignee: Personal Products Company
    Inventors: John M. Comerford, Mohamed W. Hammad
  • Patent number: 3952347
    Abstract: A biodegradable barrier film is provided which is useful as a barrier layer in absorbent pads such as sanitary napkins and diapers. The film comprises a matrix of a non-biodegradable film-forming material which is resistant to solubility in water having a biodegradable material homogeneously dispersed therein, the biodegradable material being present in said film in an amount from about 40 to about 60 weight percent based on the total weight of said biodegradable and said non-biodegradable film-forming material in said film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1973
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Assignee: Personal Products Company
    Inventors: John M. Comerford, Chandra Kapur