Patents by Inventor Jon A. Jenkins

Jon A. Jenkins 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: 20210046345
    Abstract: A fire-fighting system includes a pump, a nozzle for directing fluid flow from the pump to a target area, a discharge valve controlling fluid flow between the pump and the nozzle, a sensor coupled to the nozzle, and a controller communicatively coupled to the sensor. The sensor detects movement of the nozzle and generates a signal indicative of the detected movement. The controller communicatively coupled is configured to receive the signal from the sensor, and control at least one of the discharge valve, the pump, and the nozzle based on the detected movement of the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Michael A. Laskaris, Nick Ramirez, Daniel B. Teixeira, Jason Cerrano, Craig E. Kneidel, Jon A. Jenkins, James M. Johnson, James Douglas Kramer, Andrea M. Russell, Peter Lauffenburger
  • Patent number: 10864396
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed that can provide for a portable monitor control. A movement detection triggering system can be disposed between a fluid inlet and the body of the portable monitor, and may be able to restrict or reduce fluid flow when the monitor is moved from its desired position. A trigger arm can be coupled with the inlet, and, when the inlet is pivoted away from a set position, the trigger arm is also moved, which triggers another portion of the control system. A trigger pin is released, which may allow a lever to rotate, allowing a restrictor component to move into place in the fluid flow path, thereby restricting fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AKRON BRASS COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin J. Petit, Jon A. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20200099651
    Abstract: A method of communicating messages is provided. The method comprises receiving a message from a first station; determining whether the message requires clearance from a second station; displaying clearance intended message determined to require clearance from the second station to a consumer of the message; automatically translating the clearance intended message to a format understood by the second station; and routing the translated message to the second station upon selection of the clearance intended message by the consumer of the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Shamasundar, Willie Truong, Jon Jenkins, Wen Hua Liu
  • Patent number: 10562046
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a dual shutoff nozzle that can mitigate a user positioning a bale handle of the nozzle in an intermediate position to achieve fog flow through the nozzle. A nozzle may be devised that allows the bale to be disposed in a fully closed position, and/or disposed in a fully open position, and to switch between a fog spray and a straight tip flow. The nozzle may comprise a first flow control element, and a shutoff component that controls the first control element. The nozzle can comprise a second flow control element that controls flow between a straight nozzle outlet and a fog pattern outlet; and the second flow control element can be controlled by a pattern sleeve using a rotation motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Akron Brass Company
    Inventors: Jon Jenkins, Peter Lauffenburger, Kevin Petit
  • Patent number: 10467237
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, systems and methods that enable users to manage, search for, share and discover objects based on a context of the object from the user's perspective. The same object may have vastly different meanings (context) to different individuals based on how they experience the object. Rather than managing objects solely based on information about the object, the implementations described allow users to specify a context for the object and manage objects based on that context. In addition, external sources may provide supplemental information about objects and/or representations of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp, Paul Sciarra, Jon Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20190262642
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed that can provide for a portable monitor control. A movement detection triggering system can be disposed between a fluid inlet and the body of the portable monitor, and may be able to restrict or reduce fluid flow when the monitor is moved from its desired position. A trigger arm can be coupled with the inlet, and, when the inlet is pivoted away from a set position, the trigger arm is also moved, which triggers another portion of the control system. A trigger pin is released, which may allow a lever to rotate, allowing a restrictor component to move into place in the fluid flow path, thereby restricting fluid flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: AKRON BRASS COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin J. Petit, Jon A. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10109003
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods that facilitate purchase of objects from merchants. For example, a user may browse a website available from an object management service and identify objects that they desire to purchase. Rather than having to locate the seller of those objects to make a purchase, the implementations described herein facilitate a connection between the user and the merchant so that the merchant's sales are increased and the user is provided an efficient and safe shopping experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Jenkins, Catherine Cissy Lee
  • Publication number: 20160236213
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for a dual shutoff nozzle that can mitigate a user positioning a bale handle of the nozzle in an intermediate position to achieve fog flow through the nozzle. A nozzle may be devised that allows the bale to be disposed in a fully closed position, and/or disposed in a fully open position, and to switch between a fog spray and a straight tip flow. The nozzle may comprise a first flow control element, and a shutoff component that controls the first control element. The nozzle can comprise a second flow control element that controls flow between a straight nozzle outlet and a fog pattern outlet; and the second flow control element can be controlled by a pattern sleeve using a rotation motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Akron Brass Company
    Inventors: Jon Jenkins, Peter Lauffenburger, Kevin Petit
  • Patent number: 9169103
    Abstract: A reel apparatus includes an axle having a generally hollow fluid inlet connection and a generally hollow fluid outlet connection. A generally hollow drum is coupled to the axle, the drum having a generally circular-shaped sidewall about an elongate axis and further having a pair of generally open, opposing ends, the drum comprising a tubular element. The fluid outlet connection of the axle extends through an opening in the sidewall of the drum, and the reel apparatus is rotatable upon the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Akron Brass Company
    Inventors: Jon A. Jenkins, Chris Feeney, Lonnie Lashbrook, Kevin Petit
  • Publication number: 20140267439
    Abstract: A system includes cloud-based resources having backend storage for maintaining single copies of display content items, such as images, and a frontend content delivery network (CDN) to dynamically format and deliver the content items in response to client requests. In the case of digital images, for example, a single copy of full resolution version of the image is stored in the backend storage, rather than dozens of versions with different resolutions. The frontend CDN is configured with multiple graphic processing units (GPUs) configured to rescale the full resolution image in real-time at the time of delivery to the client device. By resealing images on the fly at the edge of the cloud-based resources, the system reduces storage costs while minimizing any negative impact on latency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jon Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20140084083
    Abstract: A fluid-dispensing nozzle including a nozzle body. A discharge tube is disposed in the nozzle body and has a plurality of cam grooves. The nozzle further includes a rotatable flow control. A pin is coupled to the flow control and rotatably engages a select cam groove such that rotation of the flow control causes the pin to rotatably slide in the select cam groove, causing the discharge tube to move linearly. A first and a second insert are coupled to the nozzle body, the first insert having a cam slot. The nozzle also includes a rotatable pattern sleeve. A cam follower is coupled to the pattern sleeve and engages the cam slot of the first insert. A determinable pattern of motion of the pattern sleeve is controlled by the first and second inserts. The first and second inserts are rearrangeable to change the pattern of motion of the pattern sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: AKRON BRASS COMPANY
    Inventors: Jon A. Jenkins, David Durstine
  • Patent number: 8062096
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of polishing a surface of a substrate comprising aluminum, comprising contacting a surface of the substrate with a polishing pad and a polishing composition comprising an abrasive, an agent that oxidizes aluminum, and a liquid carrier, and abrading at least a portion of the surface to remove at least some aluminum from the substrate and to polish the surface of the substrate, wherein the abrasive is in particulate form and is suspended in the liquid carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
    Inventors: Vlasta Brusic, Richard Jon Jenkins, Christopher C. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110204101
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly has a generally hollow shutoff body comprising a unitary member. The shutoff body further includes an inlet portion, an outlet portion, a shutoff body portion, a nozzle body adapter portion, and a nozzle body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: AKRON BRASS COMPANY
    Inventor: Jon Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20050267792
    Abstract: A method for managing the use of one or more laboratories is provided. Each of the laboratories comprises one or more workbenches used by a plurality of users. The method includes receiving one or more requests for use of one of the workbenches and assigning the requested workbenches based on predetermined criteria. The method further comprises receiving project data regarding a project being conducted on the workbench, the project data including comments entered by the user of the workbench, and storing the project data in a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Sumit Mehrotra, Jon Jenkins
  • Patent number: 6694590
    Abstract: A method for ensuring the proper setup position of an automotive-type automatic transmission gear selector (shifter). The present invention utilizes a setting tool having an arcuate configuration. The setting tool may be inserted through a gear selector lever of a gear selector assembly, and rotated to provide for a slight biasing of the gear selector lever in a predetermined direction. The method is especially applicable to the setup of a gear selector, wherein the connector coupling the gear selector lever to the transmission is attached using a threaded fastener. The bias imparted by the setting tool counteracts the movement of the gear selector lever produced by the torque applied during tightening of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jon Jenkins
  • Patent number: 5042757
    Abstract: A hose clamp having a pair of jaws between which a hose is clampable. One jaw is a rotatable cam jaw that automatically applies a greater clamping force under the influence of differential pressure in a hose on opposite sides of the jaws, and under the influence of impending sliding movement of the clamp along a hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: Premier Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Jon A. Jenkins, John P. Barry, Thomas V. Thole, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4460353
    Abstract: Apparatus controls the rate of passage of fluid drops through a drip controller in accordance with a preset rate. When the rate of passage of the fluid drops is less than the preset rate, a stepper motor is incrementally operated at progressive instants of time to open the drip chamber until the measured rate is equal to the preset rate. When the rate of passage of the fluid drops is greater than the preset rate, the stepper motor is operated instantaneously to close the passage through a number of increments corresponding to the difference in the measured and preset rates.An alarm is energized when the stepper motor is positioned to provide for a maximum flow of fluid and the rate is still below the preset rate. An alarm is also energized when the passage is closed and the preset rate indicates a desired flow of fluid.An emergency motor is also provided to control the opening in the passage. Before the operation of the apparatus is instituted, the stepper motor is operated to close the drip chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Imed Corporation
    Inventors: Clinton L. Deckert, Jon A. Jenkins, Larry L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4391599
    Abstract: Apparatus provides a controlled flow of fluid at particular rates from a source to a patient at controlled pressures of low value. The apparatus includes an input line connected to the source. An output line extends to the patient and implementing means such as a pump implements the flow of fluid from the input line to the output line at a particular rate. The source is disposed a particular distance above the implementing means to produce a particular pressure of the fluid at the implementing means and to provide this particular pressure to the fluid flowing to the patient.A bypass line is connected across the implementing means. Means in the bypass line, such as a chamber and a flexible diaphragm in the chamber, isolate the input side of the bypass line against the flow of fluid to the output side of the bypass line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1983
    Assignee: IMED Corporation
    Inventor: Jon A. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 4364386
    Abstract: Apparatus controls the maximum pressure of the fluid which can flow through a pump. The apparatus includes a disposable unit with an inlet for receiving fluid from a source, an outlet for transferring the fluid to a patient and a chamber communicating between the inlet and the outlet. A diaphragm across the chamber is constrained in accordance with the pressure of the fluid in the chamber. The diaphragm transmits the constraint to a stiffener.The disposable unit is removably attached to the pump casing. A knob is externally disposed on the pump casing and is adjustable to control the maximum force of the fluid in the disposable unit. The knob controls the force exerted on biasing means in a first direction. A force is also exerted against the biasing means in a second direction opposite to the first direction. This force is dependent upon the force on the stiffener.The biasing means may include a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1982
    Assignee: Imed Corporation
    Inventors: Jon A. Jenkins, Herbert A. Schwan
  • Patent number: RE31315
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for assuring that fluid is introduced from a pump to a receiver, such as a patient, at a controlled and safe pressure. This arrangement includes conduit means, such as inlet and outlet lines, which extend from the pump to the receiver and which are included in a disposable unit. The disposable unit includes detent means cooperative with detent means in the pump to hold the disposable unit in releasable relationship with the pump.Resilient means such as diaphragm are disposed in the conduit means in the disposable unit. The resilient means expand or contract in accordance with the pressure of the fluid in the outlet line. Actuatable means such as an actuatable arm is disposed in the disposable unit and is captured in the conduit means and is positioned in abutting relationship with the diaphragm for movement with the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1983
    Assignee: Imed Corporation
    Inventors: Jon A. Jenkins, Raymond E. Cannon