Patents by Inventor Joseph Richard

Joseph Richard 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: 10246016
    Abstract: A vehicle side-view mirror water removal arrangement is easily retrofitted to vehicles having an existing source of compressed air and a side-view mirror with a reflective surface. The arrangement includes a valve having an input port connected to the existing source of compressed air and an output port, the valve being movable between open and closed positions to control the flow of compressed air from the existing source of compressed air to the output port of the valve. A conduit's proximal end is connected to the output port of the valve with its distal end located at the side-view mirror for conducting the compressed air from the output port of the valve to the side-view mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Cooper
  • Publication number: 20190054361
    Abstract: A golf training device comprises a first elastic band loop attached to a strap wrapped around the lead shoulder of the golfer at one end and to the shaft of the golf club at the other end and also comprises a second elastic band loop attached to a strap wrapped around the lead shoulder of the golfer at one end and to the butt end of the grip of the golf club at the other end. When the golfer extends his or her arms to swing the golf club, the resistance provided by the rubber bands helps guide the golfer's swing by informing the proper location of the arms and hands of the golfer relative to the body for maximum leverage throughout the golf swing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Bentley
  • Publication number: 20180320549
    Abstract: A turbine engine with a casing including opposing surfaces and a manifold opening passing through the surfaces. A surface cooler is provided adjacent one of the surfaces. A cooler manifold passes through the manifold opening. A seal is provided between the surface cooler and the casing. At least one bolt is used to secure the surface cooler to the casing with the seal in between.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Bernard Albert Luschek, David William Millward, Joseph Richard Schmitt, Daniel Scott McCann, Derek Thomas Dreischarf
  • Publication number: 20180282169
    Abstract: A method for the production of a silica includes (1) reacting a silicic acid solution with an amine, to precipitate the silica from an aqueous solvent system. The method also includes removing at least a portion of the amine associated with the precipitated silica by treating the silica in an aqueous solvent system at a pH that is reduced from that of the reaction mixture (2). The reduction in pH may be by first reducing the pH of the aqueous solvent system, and then removing the silica from the aqueous solvent system. Alternatively the reduction in pH may be removing the silica from the aqueous solvent system first, before treating the silica with an aqueous solvent at a pH below that of the silica forming reaction. Subsequently the silica is removed from the solution (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: JOSEPH RICHARD HENRY MANNING, SIDDHARTH VIJAY PATWARDHAN
  • Patent number: 10059280
    Abstract: A clearing system removes water and other obstructions from an external-mounted rear-view camera of a vehicle. The system includes an air line connected to a compressed-air source and routed to the camera, and a control valve operable to selectively release compressed air from the air source through the air line. A discharge nozzle of the air line is positioned adjacent a lens cover of the camera to deliver an air blast across the lens cover to remove adhered water. The nozzle is positioned outside of the field of view of the camera so that it does not obstruct the view of the camera. In various embodiments, the compressed-air source and the camera are preexisting and the clearing system is retrofit onto the vehicle, the compressed-air source and/or the camera are provided with the clearing system as a kit, and/or the clearing system is installed as original equipment on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Cooper
  • Patent number: 10028953
    Abstract: The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing rosuvastatin calcium of formula (I) and processes for their manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: AstraZeneca UK Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Creekmore, Sanjeev Hukmichand Kothari, Bradford J. Mueller, Yingxu Peng
  • Publication number: 20180068294
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a money transfer network system that improves the performance of money transfer services provided via the money transfer network system and improves the performance of the underlying devices utilized to provide money transfer services. In particular, disclosed embodiments of a money transfer network system provide money transfer services that enable multiple users to engage in money transfer transactions as either a sending party or a receiving party in a manner that is similar to money transfer transactions executed between two users individually. Disclosed embodiments further enable a receiving party to request payment from a sending party, which may include scheduling recurring payments to be made via money transfer transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Augusto Melgar, Scott Anthony Kostelecky, Cheryl Lynn Magers, Christian Michael Fuchs, Sonja Elizabeth Dery, Joseph Richard Braga, David Allan Motley, Gary Cecil Lugar, Constance Marie Arrington
  • Patent number: 9835442
    Abstract: A method for determining a shape of a substantially cylindrical specular reflective surface includes the step of obtaining calibration data and the step of obtaining target data about a target structure. The method further includes the step of defining a target line from the target data, where the target line represents a feature of the target structure and the step of capturing a reflected image of the target structure in the specular reflective surface. The method further includes the step of obtaining reflected data from the reflected image and the step of defining a reflected line from the reflected data, where the reflected line represents a reflection of the feature of the target structure. The method also includes the step of determining a correspondence between the target line and the reflected line and using the correspondence and the calibration data to determine the shape of the specular reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Buono, Sergey Y Potapenko, Nicholas Leon Susch, Dale Alan Webb
  • Patent number: 9780234
    Abstract: A PhotoVoltaic (PV) panel switching arrangement includes a first switch and a second switch, which in some embodiments are in a DC converter. The first switch is to be coupled between a power system and a first end of a circuit path of the PV panel, and the second switch is to be coupled between (i) a point between the first switch and the power system and (ii) a point between a second end of the circuit path and the power system. The switches are controlled for DC conversion of PV panel output where the circuit path of the PV panel is not to be bypassed, and to disconnect the first end of the circuit path from the power system and to close a bypass circuit path that bypasses the circuit path on a determination that the circuit path of the PV panel is to be bypassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SOLANTRO SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Raymond Kenneth Orr, Antoine Marc Joseph Richard Paquin
  • Patent number: 9755430
    Abstract: A gateway controller allows a plurality of individual power generation units coupled to an electrical distribution grid to be controlled in a coordinated fashion. The gateway controller allows control of the plurality of individual power generation units as a single power generation unit. The gateway controller may determine required control parameters of the power generation units that will provide a desired combined behavior, such as combined alternating current injected into the grid, and issues commands to the power generation units based on the determined control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SOLANTRO SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Antoine Marc Joseph Richard Paquin, Edward Patrick Keyes, Raymond Kenneth Orr, Peter Giles Preston-Thomas, Olivier Anne Jean-Yves Chapel
  • Publication number: 20170241975
    Abstract: A test strip for determining the concentration of a component in a liquid composition is disclosed. The test strip comprises a carrier sheet coated with a layer of an adsorbent, and a chemical dye deposited on the test strip near but spaced apart from a bottom edge of the test strip. In some embodiments, the test strip is a thin-layer chromatography (TLC) plate, and the retention factor of the chemical dye varies according to the concentration of the component in the liquid composition. A user can determine the concentration of the component based on the migration distance of the chemical dye on the test strip in a chromatography process. The test strip can be used to perform a fast and visual test to determine the ethanol content in a fuel sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Danielle T. Wilson, Dongho Kim, Neil Branda, Byron D. Gates, Nathanael Sieb, Gurdeep Ahira, Robert Francis Boyle, JR., Joseph Richard Wedderspoon
  • Publication number: 20170231988
    Abstract: The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions containing rosuvastatin calcium of formula (I) and processes for their manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: AstraZeneca UK Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Creekmore, Sanjeev Huk-michand Kothari, Bradford J. Mueller, Yingxu Peng
  • Patent number: 9697961
    Abstract: A PhotoVoltaic (PV) panel bypass switching arrangement includes first and second switches. The first switch is to be coupled between a power system and a first end of a circuit path of the PV panel in which PV cells are connected, and is controllable to connect the first end of the circuit path to a power system and to disconnect the first end of the circuit path from the power system. The second switch is to be coupled between (i) a point between the first switch and the power system and (ii) a point between a second end of the circuit path and the power system, and is controllable to open and close a bypass circuit path that bypasses the circuit path. The first and second switches are controlled based on a determination as to whether the circuit path of the PV panel is to be bypassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SOLANTRO SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Raymond Kenneth Orr, Antoine Marc Joseph Richard Paquin
  • Patent number: 9681872
    Abstract: A surgical stapling apparatus having a vacuum device associated therewith is disclosed. The vacuum device may be removable, fixedly secured thereto, or incorporated into the surgical stapling apparatus. The vacuum device may include a resilient band and vacuum tube secured to the shell assembly or body portion of the surgical stapling apparatus. Alternately, a vacuum chamber may be secured about the shell assembly and/or body portion of the stapling apparatus. In addition, one or more vacuum tubes may be positioned in the vacuum chamber. The vacuum tubes, preferably, extend into the shell assembly and are movable between nondeployed and deployed positions such that a distal end of each tube can be selectively positioned at multiple positions 122 between the shell assembly and an anvil. The vacuum tubes can be formed of a shape-memory material such that the tubes point radially outwardly of the shell assembly when the tubes are in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Bruce Jankowski, Joseph Richard Wittman
  • Publication number: 20170099031
    Abstract: Intelligent safety disconnect switching methods and arrangements for PhotoVoltaic (PV) panels are disclosed. A switching device that is connected between a PV panel and a PV panel string detects a low current condition or an arc fault condition in the PV panel string. The switching device is automatically controlled to disconnect the PV panel from the PV panel string responsive to detection of the low current condition or the arc fault condition. Switching device control could also be responsive to a disconnect command. For example, such a command could be generated by a grid sensor responsive to determining that an inverter, to which the PV panel string is connected, is not connected to an electrical grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Raymond Kenneth Orr, Antoine Marc Joseph Richard Paquin, Edward Keyes
  • Patent number: 9539709
    Abstract: An axle hub puller as provided includes a puller body. The puller body includes at least two counter sink holes and a threaded puller screw hole located in the center. The puller body is operable to removably attach to hub with a plurality of wheel lugs by having the plurality of wheel lugs pass through the plurality of counter sink holes. A puller screw is inserted into the threaded puller screw hole. The puller screw is turned against a hub axle center allowing for the removal of the hub and a brake rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Campoli
  • Patent number: 9524832
    Abstract: Intelligent safety disconnect switching methods and arrangements for PhotoVoltaic (PV) panels are disclosed. A determination is made as to whether a reconnect condition, for reconnecting a PV panel to a power system from which the PV panel is disconnected, is satisfied. The PV panel is automatically reconnected to the power system responsive to determining that the reconnect condition is satisfied. A determination is then made as to whether a power system operating condition is satisfied on reconnection of the PV panel, and the PV panel is automatically disconnected from the power system responsive to determining that the power system operating condition is not satisfied on reconnection of the PV panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: SOLANTRO SEMICONDUCTOR CORP
    Inventors: Raymond Kenneth Orr, Antoine Marc Joseph Richard Paquin, Edward Keyes
  • Publication number: 20160290791
    Abstract: A method for determining a shape of a substantially cylindrical specular reflective surface includes the step of obtaining calibration data and the step of obtaining target data about a target structure. The method further includes the step of defining a target line from the target data, where the target line represents a feature of the target structure and the step of capturing a reflected image of the target structure in the specular reflective surface. The method further includes the step of obtaining reflected data from the reflected image and the step of defining a reflected line from the reflected data, where the reflected line represents a reflection of the feature of the target structure. The method also includes the step of determining a correspondence between the target line and the reflected line and using the correspondence and the calibration data to determine the shape of the specular reflective surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Buono, Sergey Y. Potapenko, Nicholas Leon Susch, Dale Alan Webb
  • Patent number: D769771
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Tanory, Jr.
  • Patent number: D785488
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Richard Tanory, Jr.