Patents by Inventor John Plunkett

John Plunkett 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: 10296054
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a first housing that includes a first link end; a second housing that includes a second link end; and a hinge assembly that includes a first link coupled to the first link end via a first axle, a second link coupled to the second link end via a second axle and an intermediate axle that operatively couples the first link and the second link where stop surfaces of the first and second links define a minimum radius of curvature of the hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Holung, Tin-Lup Wong, Bouziane Yebka, Joseph David Plunkett, Philip John Jakes
  • Patent number: 6496376
    Abstract: A set of modules from which custom passive backplanes can be assembled coplanarly couple together and are mounted on a rigid base plate which holds them coupled and coplanar. Each module has a plurality of orthogonally oriented card connectors. Preferably there is a CPU module into which is plugged a CPU card from which an ISA and a PCI originates. On one edge of the CPU module is an connector communicating with the ISA bus. This connector is for chaining together one or more ISA modules, each of which expands the ISA bus to three more ISA connectors. On an opposite edge of the CPU module is an connector communicating with the PCI bus. This connector is for chaining together one or more PCI modules, either 32-bit or 64-bit, each of which expands the PCI bus to three more PCI connectors. Power and ground can be jumpered from module to module or can be directly connected to any module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventors: John Plunkett, Travis Evans, Mark Perona, Robert Wilson
  • Patent number: 5328028
    Abstract: A drum assembly for the collection and disposal of hazardous waste includes an enclosure with an access hole for collecting the waste. After the waste has been collected, the drum is opened and an insert is positioned to cover the access hole. The drum is then closed to form a sealed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: Greif Bors. Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Hale, Jean Sawyer, John A. Plunkett, Lou A. Marinaccio
  • Patent number: 3994624
    Abstract: A water envelope pump and tank system configured with the water envelope and pump internal to the tank. The tank has first and second laterally opposed openings, fitted with externally protruding flanges, the openings disposed proximate to the bottom of the tank. A flexible envelope conforming in shape to a portion of the tank is positioned within the tank. The envelope has two openings corresponding to the tank openings located in two extended portions formed for fitting the tank flanges. The tank and envelope openings are sufficiently large to receive and encompass a pump system, comprising a pump and associated tubing, and a pump guard system. A means for sealing the envelope openings with respect to the tank is employed at the tank and envelope openings. A removably mounted motor is disposed outside the tank and communicates with the pump by a drive means passing through the second of the tank openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Assignee: Daniel Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Plunkett, Herbert H. Hodgeman
  • Patent number: D305889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: The Time Inc., Magazine Company
    Inventors: John Plunkett, Martin Shampaine
  • Patent number: D319231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: Time, Inc., The Magazine Company
    Inventors: John Plunkett, Martin Shampaine
  • Patent number: D827705
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Glowforge Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Gosselin, Anna-Pia Slothower, Erich Slothower, John Plunkett
  • Patent number: D849834
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Glowforge Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Gosselin, Anna-Pia Slothower, Erich Slothower, John Plunkett
  • Patent number: D850528
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Glowforge Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Gosselin, Anna-Pia Slothower, Erich Slothower, John Plunkett