Patents by Inventor John M. Conner

John M. Conner 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: 20220196507
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. The apparatus includes a cover to enclose a junction between respective ends of first and second fluidic conduits. The first and second fluidic conduits transport a coolant fluid within an electronic system. The apparatus also includes a leak detection device to be located within a region that is enclosed by the cover when the junction is enclosed by the cover. The leak detection device is to detect a leak of the coolant fluid at the junction when the junction is enclosed by the cover. The first and second fluidic conduits extend outside the cover when the junction is enclosed by the cover. Another apparatus is also described. The other apparatus includes a leak detection device to detect a leak of coolant fluid from a specific component or junction in a liquid cooling system of an electronic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Prabhakar SUBRAHMANYAM, Yi XIA, Ying-Feng PANG, Victor POLYANKO, Mark BIANCO, Bijoyraj SAHU, Minh T.D. LE, Carlos ALVIZO FLORES, Javier AVALOS GARCIA, Adriana LOPEZ INIGUEZ, Luz Karine SANDOVAL GRANADOS, Michael BERKTOLD, Damion SEARLS, Jin YANG, David SHIA, Samer MELHEM, Jeffrey Ryan CONNER, Hemant DESAI, John RAATZ, Richard DISCHLER, Bergen ANDERSON, Eric W. BUDDRIUS, Kenan ARIK, Barrett M. FANEUF, Lianchang DU, Yuehong FAN, Shengzhen ZHANG, Yuyang XIA, Jun ZHANG, Yuan Li, Catharina BIBER, Kristin L. WELDON, Brendan T. PAVELEK
  • Patent number: 7588663
    Abstract: A multiple mode headbox is provided including a support surface, two or more chambers, and an adjustable roof. Each chamber includes a plurality of nozzles adapted to optionally supply papermaking fibers to the support surface. The adjustable roof is operably configured to adjust over a range of movement such that it defines a forming zone between the support surface and at least one chamber in a first mode, and between said support surface and at least one different said chamber in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Skoog, James W. Clark, Joseph K. Baker, John M. Conner
  • Publication number: 20080093042
    Abstract: A multiple mode headbox is provided including a support surface, two or more chambers, and an adjustable roof. Each chamber includes a plurality of nozzles adapted to optionally supply papermaking fibers to the support surface. The adjustable roof is operably configured to adjust over a range of movement such that it defines a forming zone between the support surface and at least one chamber in a first mode, and between said support surface and at least one different said chamber in a second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Henry Skoog, James W. Clark, Joseph K. Baker, John M. Conner
  • Patent number: 5636812
    Abstract: A gravity-operated apparatus for sequentially dispensing sheet material from rolls of sheet material. The apparatus includes a housing having an opening; a rotatable turret; cantilevered spindles adapted to receive a roll of sheet material; and a limit gate. Each spindle extends from a distal portion of the turret so the weight of a full roll of sheet material on the spindle urges the turret to rotate placing a full roll of sheet material at a dispensing position. The limit gate is positioned to impede rotation of the turret when the limit gate encounters a spindle containing a roll of sheet material that is less than substantially depleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Conner, Terry L. Petty
  • Patent number: 4964449
    Abstract: An elongated in-the-field relatively long workpiece supporting frame provided with a wood working tool is formed by a pair of upright end frames, horizontally supporting a pair of tracks therebetween.The tracks in turn support a carriage movable along the tracks toward or away from either of the end frames.A workpiece extending between the work frames is supported by horizontal panel members on the frames while the workpiece lies on the work table of the wood working tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Inventor: John M. Conners
  • Patent number: 4691692
    Abstract: A solar energy system in which a heat transferring liquid captures heat in solar collectors and stores it in a storage tank is disclosed. A pump moves heat transferring liquid from the storage tank to the collectors and into a drain-back module only when a predetermined activation temperature is achieved. The pump then inactivates allowing heat transferring liquid within the collectors to heat. When the pump initially inactivates, a siphon or draining cycle is formed which moves heat transferring liquid from the drain-back module to the storage tank. Gas within the storage tank replaces heat transferring liquid in the collectors through the drain-back module to achieve drain-back. However, the siphon or draining operation must first cause heat transferring liquid within the drain-back module to fall below a drain-back feed point. Thus, the solar energy system delays drain-back until after the siphon or draining operation is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Inventors: Leo B. Conner, Jr., John M. Conner
  • Patent number: 4262390
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved ginning system incorporating a roller gin and a feeder for the same. Means is provided for presenting the cotton to the roller gin substantially one lock at a time. Incorporated in the gin is means to move the ginning roller into and out of ginning relation to the ginning knife, and means is provided in the system to cause the ginning roller to move out of ginning relation to the knife whenever there is less than a predetermined amount of seed cotton in the feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Assignee: Lummus Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Einglett, John M. Conner, William A. Harmon, James B. Hawkins, William C. Pease, III, Donald W. Van Doorn
  • Patent number: RE31802
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved ginning system incorporating a roller gin and a feeder for the same. Means is provided for presenting the cotton to the roller gin substantially one lock at a time. Incorporated in the gin is means to move the ginning roller into and out of ginning relation to the ginning knife, and means is provided in the system to cause the ginning roller to move out of ginning relation to the knife whenever there is less than a predetermined amount of seed cotton in the feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Assignee: Lummus Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Einglett, John M. Conner, William A. Harmon, James B. Hawkins, William C. Pease, III, Donald W. Van Doorn