Patents by Inventor Kevin Bagnall

Kevin Bagnall 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: 8718956
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus for measuring mass change under high pressure, comprising: a high pressure cell comprising a reference quartz crystal microbalance sensor and a sample quartz crystal microbalance sensor, wherein the sample quartz crystal microbalance sensor is coated with a test sample selected from the group consisting of nanoporous materials and metal-organic frameworks; a pressure sensor operatively connected to the high pressure cell; a thermocouple operatively connected to the high pressure cell, wherein the high pressure cell is maintained at a pre-selected temperature; a gas inlet fluidly connected to the high pressure cell; and a gas outlet fluidly connected to the high pressure cell. Also described are methods of making and using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Phillip 66 Company, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Hesketh, Sankar Nair, Ken McCarley, Milad Navaei, Kevin Bagnall, Anandram Venkatasubramanian
  • Publication number: 20120078541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-pressure quartz crystal microbalance sensor that is capable of measuring adsorption and diffusion characteristics of nanoporous materials and thin films at high pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicants: ConocoPhillips Company - IP Services Group, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Peter HESKETH, Sankar Nair, Ken McCarley, Milad Navaei, Kevin Bagnall, Anandram Venkatasubramanian
  • Patent number: 7743558
    Abstract: A double sliding door arrangement cooperating with a double-wide door opening formed in an upright wall. A top header beam extends across and defines the upper extremity of the door opening. A pre-tensioning arrangement mounted on and extending lengthwise of the top header beam causes the header beam to be deflected upwardly into a shallow bowed shape. A support track is fixed to and extends lengthwise of the header beam and horizontally for predetermined distances along and rigidly fixed to the wall adjacent right and left sides of the door opening. Right and left slab doors are supported on and vertically suspended downwardly from said track in sidewardly co-planar relationship, and are movable along said track between closed and open positions. The doors in the closed position vertically load and downwardly deflect the header beam, whereby the initial upwardly bowed shape minimizes outward swinging between opposed inner edges of the doors when in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Haworth, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rupert Jakob-Bamberg, Nolan McRae, Kevin Bagnall, Luke Fabian Smith, Vincent Shivak, Steven McIlvenna
  • Publication number: 20080148639
    Abstract: A double sliding door arrangement cooperating with a double-wide door opening formed in an upright wall. A top header beam extends across and defines the upper extremity of the door opening. A pre-tensioning arrangement mounted on and extending lengthwise of the top header beam causes the header beam to be deflected upwardly into a shallow bowed shape. A support track is fixed to and extends lengthwise of the header beam and horizontally for predetermined distances along and rigidly fixed to the wall adjacent right and left sides of the door opening. Right and left slab doors are supported on and vertically suspended downwardly from said track in sidewardly co-planar relationship, and are movable along said track between closed and open positions. The doors in the closed position vertically load and downwardly deflect the header beam, whereby the initial upwardly bowed shape minimizes outward swinging between opposed inner edges of the doors when in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Rupert Jakob-Bamberg, Nolan McRae, Kevin Bagnall, Luke Fabian Smith, Vincent Shivak, Steven McIlvenna