Patents by Inventor Joseph Nicoll

Joseph Nicoll 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: 8357000
    Abstract: An electrical make-break connection for an apparatus having a recoiling portion and a non-recoiling portion may include a non-recoiling assembly fixed to the non-recoiling portion and a recoiling assembly fixed to the recoiling portion. Each of the non-recoiling and recoiling assemblies may include a mounting bracket and an electrical contact assembly disposed in the mounting bracket. Each contact assembly may include one or more electrical conductors. The non-recoiling contact assembly may float in its mounting bracket. Part of the mating surface of the recoiling contact assembly may be more elastic than part of the mating surface of the non-recoiling contact assembly. Elastic deformation of the recoiling mating surface by the non-recoiling mating surface may provide a fluid seal for the make-break connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Albrecht, Alex Wakulenko, Mohammed Badawi, Evan Finn, Joseph Nicoll, Lisa Madigan, Robert Mysliwiec