Patents by Inventor John P. Maurer

John P. Maurer 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: 6673296
    Abstract: A production apparatus of an interior trim component covered with a surface skin material having a plurality of different portions in such a manner that each boundary line of the different portions is hidden in a groove or valley provided in the substrate of the trim component, which includes a pair of confronted molding dies, a carrying-in device for introducing the surface skin material into a space between the confronted molding dies in such a manner that the boundary line of the surface skin material is positioned in engagement with the corresponding internal projection formed on a molding surface of either one of molding dies, a thrust mechanism including a thrust member assembled within the other molding die to be projected from its molding surface toward the internal projection of the confronted molding die and retractable therefrom and an actuator mounted to the other molding die for forwarding the thrust member toward the internal projection so that a distal end of the thrust member is brought into e
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignees: Johnson Controls Technology Company, Araco Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Hiraiwa, Michael J. VonHoltz, Raul Gerhardus, Michael T. McCully, Dean D. Petrick, John P. Maurer
  • Publication number: 20020017360
    Abstract: A production apparatus of an interior trim component covered with a surface skin material having a plurality of different portions in such a manner that each boundary line of the different portions is hidden in a groove or valley provided in the substrate of the trim component, which includes a pair of confronted molding dies, a carrying-in device for introducing the surface skin material into a space between the confronted molding dies in such a manner that the boundary line of the surface skin material is positioned in engagement with the corresponding internal projection formed on a molding surface of either one of molding dies, a thrust mechanism including a thrust member assembled within the other molding die to be projected from its molding surface toward the internal projection of the confronted molding die and retractable therefrom and an actuator mounted to the other molding die for forwarding the thrust member toward the internal projection so that a distal end of the thrust member is brought into e
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Hiraiwa, Michael J. VonHoltz, Raul Gerhardus, Michael T. McCully, Dean D. Petrick, John P. Maurer
  • Patent number: 6174019
    Abstract: A slide assembly for a sliding visor includes a sleeve which is concentrically positioned around a visor pivot rod and a polymeric slide extruded in situ with between the sleeve and pivot rod and extending along at least a portion of the sleeve to provide a sliding lubricous polymeric interface between the pivot rod and sleeve. The sleeve, in turn, is mounted to the visor body with a torque control allowing controlled rotation of the visor with respect to the pivot rod. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the sleeve is keyed to prevent rotation of the slide and pivot rod with respect to the sleeve, and the visor body includes stops for limiting the motion of the visor body and sleeve with respect to the fixed pivot rod mounted to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventors: Corbin L. Collet, James B. Price, John P. Maurer
  • Patent number: 4983353
    Abstract: In a steam generator utilized with a liquid sodium cooled nuclear reactor, provision is made to vent the violent sodium water reaction emanating from a tube rupture casualty. The steam generator includes a sodium plenum at the bottom thereof containing a conventional rupture disk for venting sodium, steam, and reaction products including hydrogen immediately upon a tube rupture casualty. The invention includes providing an alternate concentric flow path interior to the steam generator and parallel to the tube bundle. This alternate concentric flow path extends from the upper portion of the steam generator down into the lower head or plenum adjacent to the pressure relief diaphragm. This alternate path is partially filled with sodium during normal reactor operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Boardman, John P. Maurer
  • Patent number: 4905757
    Abstract: An intermediate heat transport system is disclosed for providing steam generation from the secondary nonradioactive liquid sodium heat extraction loop from a sodium cooled nuclear reactor. The transport system includes a unitary module combining the steam generating heat exchanger, the pump for the circulation of the liquid sodium coolant, and the surge volume required for differential expansion between the sodium and the vessels that contain the sodium. Two concentric cylindrical and vertically standing vessels are provided for containing the liquid sodium; one vessel is outer and larger; the other inner vessel is of a double wall construction and open on its lower end hung from the top of the longer vessel. The outer and larger cylindrical vessel has four feedwater inlet plenums (typical number) at the bottom and four steam outlet plenums at the top. Tube sheets terminate each plenum to a tube bundle extending between the inlet and outlet plenums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Boardman, John P. Maurer