Patents by Inventor John S. Kendall

John S. Kendall 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: 5892200
    Abstract: A transfer port system to allow material to transfer between two dockable sterile environments. Two doors provide access to the sterile environments. A peripheral flange frames one of the doors while another peripheral flange forms the opening to the other sterile environment. Doors connect to one another, when the sterile environments are docked, and then move as a unit into the one sterile environment in order to allow the material transfer. Outer and inner gaskets seal the sterile environments and with the peripheral flanges form an interface between the sterile environments during material transfer. The portions of the gaskets and peripheral flanges that were exposed to the unsterile ambient prior to docking are actively heated in order to maintain sterility during the time when the sterile environments are docked and prior to the time that the doors are moved to the open position. The doors can be connected to one another prior to their opening by vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: The BOC Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Kendall, Andrew R. Baxter, Charles R. Whitman
  • Patent number: 4362965
    Abstract: A composite/laminated window for electron-beam guns is comprised of a first aterial of a polyester film, a second material of a low-Z metal selected from the low-Z metals consisting of aluminum, beryllium, and titanium in intimate contact with the polyester film, and a plurality of fluid cooled, spaced apart foil support members for supporting and cooling the composite window. The metal layer provides for heat transmission of the heat deposited in the metal layer and the polyester film by the electron beam. The polyester film which has 3 to 4 times the strength of the metal layer provides the strength and transmission required for a window operating in a vacuum on the electron gun side and a high pressure on the laser cavity side when the electron beam gun is employed as the source of electrons to produce ionization in the laser cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: John S. Kendall