Patents by Inventor Kenneth J. Brooks

Kenneth J. Brooks 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: 10308344
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides for disbond resistant stringer runouts. Various aspects may be used independently or in combination to mitigate disbonding associated with the stiffener runout under operational loads. Aspects include a stiffener runout having rounded base flange corners. A recessed notch may be incorporated within the base flange to provide a flange termination point that is forward of the web termination point, allowing the web to terminate prior to the base flange. The web may be trimmed from a full height to a reduced height at the web termination point. The base flange may be co-bonded to the underlying composite structure via a scarf joint. Perimeter clamp radius fillers may be used to concentrate a clamping force around the perimeter of the base flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lyle R. Deobald, Kenneth L. Brook, Timothy D. Jackson, Kenneth J. Duffie, Gregory B. Doty
  • Patent number: 5304157
    Abstract: An ostomy bag has a non-adhesive filter formed by a carbon fabric disc with impermeable layers on the front and back surfaces. The front layer has a central aperture whereas the rear layer is imperforate. The filter is releasably secured to an adhesive area around a vent opening of the bag with the aperture aligned with the opening so that gas can flow into the filter and radially outwards. The filter be peeled off and reversed to block escape of gas from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Brooks, David Cross
  • Patent number: 5267990
    Abstract: A male urine collection device has a short sheath the rear end of which fits over the glans and a short part of the shaft of the penis. The device is of latex rubber and is between 0.6 mm and 1.0 mm thick at its rear end. At its forward end, the device has a outlet tube which is joined to the rear end by a bulbous surge chamber. The rear end of the sheath is everted back over the outlet tube at the mouth of the surge chamber and is self supporting so that, when it is held against the tip of the penis, the rear end can be pushed rearwardly to cause it to revert about the penis. An adhesive band around the rear end of the sheath is protected by a release sheet which can be removed as the sheath reverts about the penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1993
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventors: David E. Cross, Kenneth J. Brooks
  • Patent number: 5135199
    Abstract: A valve for a urine collection bag has a base plate with a valve housing within which a valve member is displaceable. The valve member is hollow and has an aperture that aligns with an aperture in the base plate and bag when the valve member is in its lower position. The valve is opened by squeezing a finger plate on the valve member down towards a lower finger grip on the base plate. In the open position, the valve member can engage a coupling which slots between the arms of a fork projection on the base plate. The valve is closed by squeezing the finger plate up towards an upper finger grip on the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventors: David E. Cross, Peter J. Briggs, Kenneth J. Brooks
  • Patent number: 5009647
    Abstract: A wc disposable ostomy bag has a wall formed from an inner layer of polyethylene and an outer layer of polyvinyl alcohol. Two flexible layers of aluminum are located between the inner and outer layers to reduce odor transmission through the wall. The material of the walls may be formed by vapor depositing the aluminum layers on respective faces of the inner and outer layers and then laminating the inner and outer layers together with the aluminum layers facing one another. Alternatively, both aluminum layers may be deposited on the same one of the inner or outer layers with a thin non-metallic layer between them to prevent the aluminum layers having common grain boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventors: David E. Cross, Kenneth J. Brooks, Neil A. Whiteside
  • Patent number: 4823723
    Abstract: A rig for removably mounting a plurality of fishing rods on the deck of a fishing boat centrally of the aft end thereof, such rig comprising a plurality of rod holders mounted on the outboard end of an upright shaft that is received in a mounting bracket on the deck, each rod holder receiving the butt end of a rod such that the rod extends upwardly and outwardly with respect to the upright shaft, at least one rod being disposed on the starboard side of the boat and one rod being disposed on the port side of the boat. Optionally a third rod holder is provided for positioning a rod above and in alignment with the centerline of the boat and extending upwardly and outwardly above the boat motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Brooks
  • Patent number: 4772279
    Abstract: A wc-disposable ostomy bag has an outer water soluble layer of polyvinyl alcohol and an inner relatively insoluble layer of polyvinylidene chloride. A flange of a double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive ring has one side adhered to the outer layer only, around an opening into the bag so that the edge of the outer layer around the opening is left exposed to material passing through the opening. The other side of the flange in use is secured to the patient's skin around the stoma either directly or via a peristomal wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Brooks, Peter J. Briggs
  • Patent number: 4702252
    Abstract: A dilatation catheter has a shaft comprising a tube of braided material encapsulated over a major portion of its length in an outer coating of semi-rigid inelastic material. An outer coating of elastic material extends over a minor portion of the length of the shaft at or near its distal end. An inner coating of elastic material is provided over the entire length of the inside of the tube. The distal end portion of the catheter is thereby inflatable by pressure applied from within the shaft to form a balloon. Radio-opaque markers may be provided at each end of the inflatable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Brooks, Michael A. Wilkinson, Peter H. Hannam, Neil A. Whiteside
  • Patent number: 4479818
    Abstract: A surgical drainage bag has a vent opening in a rear wall of the bag. A first mount is attached to the rear wall of the bag and has an opening registering with the opening in the rear wall. A second mount has a tubular plug which is a press fit in the opening in the first mount and communicates with a recess containing a filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1984
    Assignee: Matburn (Holdings) Limited
    Inventors: Peter J. Briggs, Kenneth J. Brooks