Patents by Inventor Kenneth A. Jones

Kenneth A. Jones 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: 11959711
    Abstract: A recoilless gun system, comprising a gun assembly and associated ammunition for use with the gun assembly employs an integral barrel and a rear inserted ammunition round. The recoilless gun system may combine a laser initiator and a polymer cased ammunition to enable a lightweight system. In such embodiments, the cartridge case is made from a polymer that resists high pressure before extruding into small gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Frank Dindl, Kenneth Jones
  • Patent number: 11913755
    Abstract: A method for forming a weapon accessory mounting device to attach to a projectile firing weapon is disclosed. A flexure for receiving a body of the weapon accessory is formed. A pivot portion is formed at a first end of the flexure to attach the flexure to the weapon at a first attachment region. A second attachment portion is formed at a second end of the flexure to attach the flexure to the weapon at a second attachment region. A first aperture is formed in the pivot portion configured to receive a pivot pin. A second aperture in the weapon accessory body receives the pivot pin at a weapon accessory body first end to attach the weapon accessory body first end to the pivot portion. The pivot portion is configured to convert at least a portion of energy of a weapon shock recoil from translational energy to rotational energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Qioptiq Limited
    Inventors: Kenneth David Ball, Mark Riley, David A. Jones
  • Patent number: 11797158
    Abstract: A customizable and intuitive user interface for medical systems and devices, such as cardiopulmonary bypass systems, perfusion systems, extracorporeal circulation apparatuses, and heart-lung machines, is provided, which allows for ease of access to critical patient data to facilitate blood perfusion and to monitor and regulate various physiological parameters of a patient and an extracorporeal blood flow circuit during surgical procedures, such as cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: MAQUET CARDIOPULMONARY GMBH
    Inventors: Ralph J. Ebler, Daniel Medart, Aidan Hyde, Dwayne Kenneth Jones, Wesley Scott Ashton
  • Patent number: 11747087
    Abstract: Household appliances may include partially reflective (e.g., one-way mirror) glass as part of an oven door. The partially reflective glass may transmit light from an interior of the household appliance and may reflect light from outside the household appliance. Accordingly, one can see into the lighted interior but a camera inside the interior cannot see out through the door. In some examples, the household appliance includes a lamp and a camera disposed within the cavity of the appliance. The lamp and the camera are interlocked to protect user privacy by activating the one-way feature of the door glass as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: John Gibson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Patent number: 11662034
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a valve comprising: a valve channel that couples a valve input to a valve output; a one-way valve included within the channel; a filter; a first pressure relief port, wherein the first pressure relief port is configured to relieve negative pressure when pressure at the valve output is less than pressure at the valve input; a second pressure relief port, wherein the second pressure relief port is configured to relieve positive pressure when pressure at the valve output is greater than pressure at the valve input; wherein the one-way valve includes a monolithic portion that simultaneously seals the channel, the first pressure relief port, and the second pressure relief port; wherein the filter covers the first pressure relief port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: QUEST MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff J. Albertsen, Kenneth A. Jones
  • Patent number: 11499722
    Abstract: A household cooking appliance includes a housing having an oven chamber accessible through an opening and an oven door covering the opening and moveable about a hinge between an open position and a closed position. The oven door includes an inner surface that faces the oven chamber and is directly exposed to heating of the oven chamber when the door is in the closed position. The inner surface of the oven door includes a camera configured to capture video of an interior of the oven chamber before, during, or after a cooking operation without violating privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Publication number: 20220214047
    Abstract: A household cooking appliance having a high temperature pyrolytic cleaning cycle includes a non-welded oven cavity accessible through an opening. The non-welded oven cavity includes a plurality of panels mechanically coupled together without welding and at least one seal disposed between the mechanically coupled panels of the plurality of panels for allowing pyrolytic cleaning of the non-welded oven cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman, Norman Sewell
  • Publication number: 20220214111
    Abstract: Household appliances may include partially reflective (e.g., one-way mirror) glass as part of an oven door. The partially reflective glass may transmit light from an interior of the household appliance and may reflect light from outside the household appliance. Accordingly, one can see into the lighted interior but a camera inside the interior cannot see out through the door. In some examples, the household appliance includes a lamp and a camera disposed within the cavity of the appliance. The lamp and the camera are interlocked to protect user privacy by activating the one-way feature of the door glass as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: John Gibson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Publication number: 20220201514
    Abstract: A device for testing remote controls includes a main board, a data acquisition module (DAM), and one or more testing components. The main board communicates a testing instruction to the testing components which, then provide stimuli to a remote under test (RUT). The DAM receives, from the testing components, result data indicative of reaction(s) by the RUT to the stimuli. At least one of the stimuli is provided to the RUT and the result data is received by the DAM from the testing components. A first testing component provides a first stimuli to the RUT substantially simultaneously with a second testing component providing a second stimuli to the RUT. The first stimuli may include an acceleration of the RUT and the second stimuli may emulate a user action. The emulated user action emulates a button press, a button release, an audible input, and a touch screen action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth Jones, SvitLana Trygubova, Jerome A. LaPalme, Jamie Metzger, Henry Gregg Martch
  • Publication number: 20210341152
    Abstract: A household cooking appliance includes a housing having an oven chamber accessible through an opening and an oven door covering the opening and moveable about a hinge between an open position and a closed position. The oven door includes an inner surface that faces the oven chamber and is directly exposed to heating of the oven chamber when the door is in the closed position. The inner surface of the oven door includes a camera configured to capture video of an interior of the oven chamber before, during, or after a cooking operation without violating privacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Patent number: 11149485
    Abstract: A cooking appliance may have side-by-side, outwardly-opening doors. The doors may be operatively coupled to each other such that they rotate together and also translate together into respective storage slots on either side of an appliance cavity. Translation into the storage slots may include guiding respective roller carriages of the doors along tracks in the storage slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman, Stephen Somogy
  • Patent number: 11060737
    Abstract: A convection system in a home cooking appliance, including: an oven cavity defined by a top wall, a bottom wall, a pair of opposed side walls, a rear wall, and a front opening closable by an oven door; at least one heating source configured to heat the oven cavity; and a convection air channel that passes along the top wall of the oven cavity and then down along the rear wall of the oven cavity, the convection air channel having at least one inlet in the top wall of the oven cavity, at least one outlet configured to communicate with the oven cavity, and a fan disposed within the convection air channel at a location outside of the oven cavity. The convection air channel is devoid of an additional heating source that is separate from and in addition to the at least one heating source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Patent number: 11035576
    Abstract: An appliance may include an appliance door configured to selectively open and close a cavity of the appliance. The door may be side-opening and retractable into a door storage space situated laterally adjacent to the appliance cavity. The door may be arrested in alignment with a track in the door storage space by an abutment portion of the door, and transitioned into the door storage space on rollers engaged with a track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: BSH Home Appliances Corporation, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Publication number: 20210160972
    Abstract: A home appliance, in particular a home cooking appliance, includes a home appliance cavity used as a cooking cavity. The home appliance cavity includes a substrate that is a fibrous matrix and an inorganic resin that is thermally resistant. In certain examples, the home appliance cavity is a single unit construction, eliminating assembly seams. Also described herein are methods of making the home appliance cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Publication number: 20210025509
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a valve comprising: a valve channel that couples a valve input to a valve output; a one-way valve included within the channel; a filter; a first pressure relief port, wherein the first pressure relief port is configured to relieve negative pressure when pressure at the valve output is less than pressure at the valve input; a second pressure relief port, wherein the second pressure relief port is configured to relieve positive pressure when pressure at the valve output is greater than pressure at the valve input; wherein the one-way valve includes a monolithic portion that simultaneously seals the channel, the first pressure relief port, and the second pressure relief port; wherein the filter covers the first pressure relief port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jeff J. Albertsen, Kenneth A. Jones
  • Publication number: 20200408421
    Abstract: An appliance may include an appliance door configured to selectively open and close a cavity of the appliance. The door may be side-opening and retractable into a door storage space situated laterally adjacent to the appliance cavity. The door may be arrested in alignment with a track in the door storage space by an abutment portion of the door, and transitioned into the door storage space on rollers engaged with a track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman
  • Publication number: 20200408018
    Abstract: A cooking appliance may have side-by-side, outwardly-opening doors. The doors may be operatively coupled to each other such that they rotate together and also translate together into respective storage slots on either side of an appliance cavity. Translation into the storage slots may include guiding respective roller carriages of the doors along tracks in the storage slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman, Stephen Somogy
  • Patent number: 10800075
    Abstract: An interior part for a vehicle is formed by core-back expansion molding. The interior part includes a foamed plastic body formed by injecting a foamable plastic resin into a mold and separating the mold portions of the mold to allow foaming expansion of the foamable plastic resin. An edge portion of the foamed plastic body includes a projecting freeze section and a core-back expansion radius located adjacent to the projecting freeze section. The projecting freeze section is formed in a freeze seal area of the mold adjacent a parting line to help prevent excessive flashing of material at the parting line during separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Jones
  • Patent number: 10768219
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for testing the response of electrical circuits to being flexed. Support members, preferably at least two, are positioned to receive the electrical circuits to be tested. The support members are spaced apart from each other to permit the electrical circuit to be flexed between the two support members. A plunger, having an arcuate front face is positioned between the support members. The plunger is depressed, flexing the electrical circuit a selected amount. After the circuit has been flexed a selected amount, the circuit is tested to determine whether or not it is fully operational after being flexed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kirk Lenzie, Jamie Metzger, Kenneth Jones, Matthew Bailey
  • Publication number: 20200182483
    Abstract: A convection system in a home cooking appliance, including: an oven cavity defined by a top wall, a bottom wall, a pair of opposed side walls, a rear wall, and a front opening closable by an oven door; at least one heating source configured to heat the oven cavity; and a convection air channel that passes along the top wall of the oven cavity and then down along the rear wall of the oven cavity, the convection air channel having at least one inlet in the top wall of the oven cavity, at least one outlet configured to communicate with the oven cavity, and a fan disposed within the convection air channel at a location outside of the oven cavity. The convection air channel is devoid of an additional heating source that is separate from and in addition to the at least one heating source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Sean Johnson, Kenneth Jones, Robert Parchman