Patents by Inventor John Mercier

John Mercier 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: 20200320742
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating a forward-facing camera or sensor of a vehicle is provided. The system includes a calibration tool, the position of which can be adjusted on the vehicle to align a presentation screen of the calibration tool with the vehicle camera. A processor performs a method to determine the size and position of a calibration target to be displayed on the presentation screen, based on a position of the calibration tool relative to the vehicle camera and generates a calibration target image to be digitally transmitted to the presentation screen. The presentation screen displays the calibration target image at an appropriate height, angle, and distance from the camera or sensor being calibrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: LONNIE E. MARGOL, GEOFFREY R. MARGOL, CHARLES P. OLSEN, JONATHAN Z. BRIGMAN, STEPHEN CASELLA, HAROLD KOEGLER, ERIC THOMAS NEWELL, SEAN M. PARR, CLAYTON RUSH WILLIAMS, JOSHUA LEE MCFARLIN, MATTHEW JOHN MERCIER, JOHN BURRILL, DONOVAN RAHIM NAGHITORABI, JULES MARC PHILIPP GOZLAN, CHRISTOPHER JOEL CIMINO
  • Publication number: 20090092436
    Abstract: An anti-spill dauber wiper for removable insertion into a threaded upwardly open cylindrical access neck of a glue container having a lid threadably received on the neck and a dauber for glue application secured to a bottom distal end of a dauber stem which depends downwardly from the lid for insertion in the glue contained in the container. The wiper includes a flexible cylindrical sleeve dimensioned to be inserted into an snugly received in sealed engagement with the container cylindrical access neck and the wiper is further provided with a flexible circular disk shaped closure membrane that spans the cylindrical interior of the sleeve. The disk shaped closure membrane is provided with slits therethrough which extend radially from the center of the closure member for thereby providing flexible pie shaped segments for permitting ingress and egress of the dauber to and from the container through the closure membrane with wiper application of the flexible segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: John Mercier
  • Patent number: 6543731
    Abstract: A modular suspension system for supporting conduit between structural members, such as walls studs or ceiling joists, of a building. The system includes a transverse support bracket for securement between the building structural members and further includes an elongate conduit segment of tubing and end mounts received over opposite ends of the conduit segment for securing the conduit segment to respective building structural members. The end mounts are constructed of tubular segments coaxially received over end portions of the conduit segment and these tubular segments have one or more ears protruding therefrom for securing the tubular segments to the building structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: John Mercier
  • Patent number: 5330293
    Abstract: A floating production and storage facility (FPS) or "floating atoll" comprises a very large tension leg platform (TLP) having a regular or irregular polygonal horizontal cross-section (including a circle) and having a centralized opening (moonpool) therethrough. The floater has wave transparent attributes, stanchions sited interior of the moonpool adapted to receive risers and maintain the risers within a limited horizontal zone with reference to the vessel while allowing vertical freedom of motion with reference to the vessel. It also has risers sited in the stanchions and connected to the bottom of the body of water upon which the TLP floats. The risers have sufficient buoyancy means below but near the surface of the water to tension the risers into vertical position, and can have additional buoyancy means distributed over much of their length. The floater can have large oil storage means, and can be moored by lateral mooring as well as the TLP tendons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Conoco Inc.
    Inventors: Charles N. White, John A. Mercier
  • Patent number: 4728224
    Abstract: Lightweight well riser elements for offshore platforms are formed of an aramid fiber/resin matrix material. The well risers are preferably in tubular form and include metallic end connectors for interconnecting a plurality of tubular members to form a well riser. Alternatively, the well riser may be formed in one piece extending for the entire length from a subsea template to the well deck on a floating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1988
    Assignee: Conoco Inc.
    Inventors: Mamdouh M. Salama, John A. Mercier
  • Patent number: 4354446
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for temporarily mooring a tension leg platform while the permanent vertical tethering elements thereof are connected between the platform and an anchor located upon the ocean floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Assignee: Conoco Inc.
    Inventors: Riley G. Goldsmith, John A. Mercier
  • Patent number: D479117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: John Mercier
  • Patent number: D560483
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: John Mercier
  • Patent number: D488704
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: John Mercier
  • Patent number: D652288
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventor: John Mercier