Patents by Inventor John McDonald

John McDonald 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: 7775367
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a frame member and a retention member which is not permanently affixed to the frame member. The frame member can include a variety of features which allow the retention member to be tightened around an article to be packaged and thus protected from shocks and impacts during transport, display, and/or retail use. The retention member can be formed as a sleeve or with pockets for engaging the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventors: John McDonald, Myles Comerford, Frank Comerford
  • Patent number: 7753209
    Abstract: A suspension packaging assembly includes a packaging member having a base member and at least one lateral support wall. Preferably, the packaging member includes a pair of opposing support walls. The base member is connected to the support walls through one or more compound joints, which are configured to permit displacement of the base member relative to the support walls. The packaging assembly may include a stretchable retention member, which cooperates with the packaging member to suspend at least one article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventors: John McDonald, Frank Comerford, Myles Comerford
  • Patent number: 7743924
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a frame member and a retention member which is not permanently affixed to the frame member. The frame member can include a variety of features which allow the retention member to be tightened around an article to be packaged and thus protected from shocks and impacts during transport, display, and/or retail use. The retention member can be formed as a sleeve or with pockets for engaging the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventors: John McDonald, Myles Comerford, Frank Comerford
  • Publication number: 20100140333
    Abstract: A packaging assembly can include a container comprising a top, a bottom and a plurality of sidewalls, a first frame and a second frame. The first frame can include a first support panel including a first surface configured to face an article and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a first leg portion pivotably connected to the first support panel and located between the first support panel and the bottom. The first leg portion can cause a resilient force to bias the first support panel away from the bottom when the first leg portion is located at a third rotational position between the first rotational position and the second rotational position. The second frame can include a second support panel. The second frame can nest with the first frame within the container so as to retain an article between the first and second support panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: JOHN MCDONALD, FRANK COMERFORD, MYLES COMERFORD
  • Patent number: 7731032
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a frame member and a retention member which is not permanently affixed to the frame member. The frame member can include a variety of features which allow the retention member to be tightened around an article to be packaged and thus protected from shocks and impacts during transport, display, and/or retail use. The retention member can be formed as a sleeve or with pockets for engaging the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventors: John McDonald, Myles Comerford, Frank Comerford
  • Patent number: 7670135
    Abstract: A low NOx burner and method wherein (a) combustion air flows through the interior of the burner in a manner effective for drawing an amount of inert flue gas diluent from the fired heating system into the combustion air stream, preferably via one or more induction channels provided through the burner wall, and/or (b) air or an inert gas is discharged into the induction channel(s) in a manner effective for delivering flue gas into the combustion air stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Zeeco, Inc.
    Inventors: Darton J. Zink, Rex K. Isaacs, John McDonald, Tim Kirk, Cody L. Little
  • Publication number: 20100027087
    Abstract: An optical correlation apparatus is taught which provides a parallel optical signal having a phase modulation representing input data to which a parallel phase modulation based on reference data is applied. In the event of correlation the resulting wavefront is planar and can be interferometrically coupled to give a high intensity signal. The invention involves use of parallel amplitude modulation means for selectively blocking the optical signal in one or more of the channels of the parallel optical signal which allows different sized reference data strings to be searched more easily and also aids in calibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: QINETIQ LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Charles Lewin, Gregor John McDonald, Douglas Alan Payne, Rebecca Anne Wilson
  • Publication number: 20100002281
    Abstract: An optical clock comprises a laser oscillator and modulating means arranged to cooperate with the laser oscillator to produce a series a series of phase-modulated optical pulses. The optical clock further comprises an optical fibre arranged to provide compression of the optical pulses, and may also comprise a step-recovery diode arranged to pulse-pick pulses output from the fibre to produce a series of optical clock pulses, depending on the mode of operation of the modulating means. Phase-modulation is carried out a frequency which provides sufficient linewidth broadening to inhibit stimulated Brillouin scattering within the optical fibre. An optical clock of the invention provides a robust and reliable alternative to clocks based on modelocked lasers, and may be assembled from inexpensive, commonly-available components. The repetition rate of a clock of the invention may easily be adjusted by electronic means. Unlike many modelocked lasers, a clock of the invention does not require precise optical alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: QINETIQ LIMITED
    Inventor: Gregor John McDonald
  • Patent number: 7642173
    Abstract: A via for connecting metallization layers of chips bonded in a face-to-face configuration is provided, as well as methods of fabricating the via. The via may function as an interconnection of metallization layers in three-dimensional, stacked, integrated circuits, and may enable high density, low-resistance interconnection formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventor: John McDonald
  • Publication number: 20090272667
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a frame member and a retention member which is not permanently affixed to the frame member. The frame member can include a variety of features which allow the retention member to be tightened around an article to be packaged and thus protected from shocks and impacts during transport, display, and/or retail use. The retention member can be formed as a sleeve or with pockets for engaging the frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: John McDonald, Myles Comerford, Frank Comerford
  • Patent number: 7609706
    Abstract: A system for correlating and displaying dissimilar communication protocols is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system comprises user communication information that spans at least two dissimilar communication protocols, a first communication protocol, and a second communication protocol. The system also comprises a software code segment configured to detect correlation data identifying a first call portion associated with the first communication protocol, and configured to detect correlation data identifying a second call portion associated with the second communication protocol, where the correlation data comprises components relating to the first communication protocol and the second communication protocol, and wherein the correlation data is detected in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alistair Kenneth Clement Scott, David John McDonald
  • Publication number: 20090229919
    Abstract: By using the same liquid for cooling and lubricating a feed shaft, a simpler structure is obtained, thereby allowing easier maintenance. A feed shaft that is rotatably supported at one end thereof moves a slide of a machine tool. The feed shaft is supported by a support member via a bearing. A pipe is fitted to the feed shaft, and a pathway space is provided allowing the reciprocal flow of the cooling/lubricating liquid in the axial direction. Some of the cooling/lubricating liquid supplied via the support member to the feed space passes through the pathway space as cooling liquid, cools the feed shaft, and is held in a discharge space. At the same time, some of the cooling/lubricating liquid flows, as lubricating liquid, into the bearing, is discharged, and is held in a discharge space. The cooling/lubricating liquid in the discharge space that has absorbed the heat of the structure is immediately discharged out of the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: MORI SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John McDonald, Clint GABRIELSON
  • Publication number: 20090143264
    Abstract: Provided herein are sulfurized metal alkyl phenate compositions having a low alkyl phenol content. The sulfurized metal alkyl phenate compositions can be prepared by reacting a phenol compound of Formula (I) disclosed herein with an aldehyde to form a phenolic resin of Formula (II) disclosed herein and then by reacting the phenolic resin simultaneously with a metal base and a first sulfurizing agent. The sulfurized metal alkyl phenate compositions and the overbased sulfurized metal alkyl phenate compositions disclosed herein may be used as detergents for formulating lubricating oil compositions. The lubricating oil compositions disclosed herein have a reduced amount of the free phenol compound and a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: James J. Harrison, John McDonald
  • Publication number: 20090099385
    Abstract: An alkaline earth metal borated sulfonate prepared by a process comprising reacting a mixture of the following materials(A) (1) at least one of an oil soluble sulfonic acid or alkaline earth sulfonate salt or mixtures thereof (2) at least one source of an alkaline earth metal; and (3) at least one source of boron, in the presence of a mixture of comprising (4) at least one hydrocarbon solvent; and (5) at least one low molecular weight alcohol; and (6) from 0 to less than 10 mole percent, relative to the source of boron, of an overbasing acid, other than the source of boron; and (B) heating the reaction product of (A) to a temperature above the distillation temperatures of (4) and (5) to distill (4), (5) and water of reaction, wherein no additional water is added in the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Le Coent, Pierre Tequi, John McDonald
  • Publication number: 20090042365
    Abstract: A via for connecting metallization layers of chips bonded in a face-to-face configuration is provided, as well as methods of fabricating the via. The via may function as an interconnection of metallization layers in three-dimensional, stacked, integrated circuits, and may enable high density, low-resistance interconnection formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventor: John McDonald
  • Publication number: 20090030298
    Abstract: A sensor mounting system includes a rigid main body portion defining a housing within which is mounted a compression element. In use, the compression element provides a predetermined biasing force to force a sensor against the skin of a subject. A secondary support structure provides an adjustable biasing force to retain the main body portion against the subject. Alternatively, the main body portion may be mounted to a rigid pod with one or more secondary compression elements, with the pod itself retained against the subject. An interface layer extending from the main body portion provides a cushion to improve the comfort of the subject. The interface layer and sensor interface elements may be in the form of fingers to increase contact of the sensor with a selected portion of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Matthews, Neil John McDonald
  • Patent number: 7479568
    Abstract: An improved process for preparing an alkaline earth metal borated sulfonate comprising reacting a mixture of the following materials(A) (1) at least one of an oil soluble sulfonic acid or alkaline earth sulfonate salt or mixtures thereof (2) at least one source of an alkaline earth metal; and (3) at least one source of boron, in the presence of a mixture of comprising (4) at least one hydrocarbon solvent; and (5) at least one low molecular weight alcohol; and (6) from 0 to less than 10 mole percent, relative to the source of boron, of an overbasing acid, other than the source of boron; and (B) heating the reaction product of (A) to a temperature above the distillation temperatures of (4) and (5) to distill (4), (5) and water of reaction, wherein no additional water is added in the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Le Coent, Pierre Tequi, John McDonald
  • Publication number: 20080300154
    Abstract: Provided is a lubricating oil composition comprising: (a) a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity; and (b) one or more borated alkaline earth metal alkyltoluene sulfonate detergents; wherein the lubricating oil composition comprises no more than about 0.20 wt. % of phosphorus and no more than about 0.50 wt. % of sulfur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Perla Duchesne, John McDonald, Sinquin Gilles, Pierre Tequi
  • Publication number: 20080300426
    Abstract: Provided is a new and improved process for preparing a borated alkaline earth metal toluene sulfonate salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Perla Duchesne, John McDonald, Gilles Sinquin, Pierre Tequi
  • Publication number: 20080296548
    Abstract: A panel connection system is provided that includes a connection assembly having a sleeve and two connecting members that is pivotally coupled to a panel end post, another connection assembly having a connecting member, and a means for pivotally coupling the connecting members of the two connection assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: John McDonald