Patents by Inventor M. Russel Phinney

M. Russel Phinney 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: 6247471
    Abstract: An emergency breathing device including a hood having use and storage configurations, which when compactly wrapped proximate to an oxygen control device for storage is recoverable for use. In use configuration, the hood is capable of being worn upon a user's head, which substantially surrounds the user's head. Hood surface beneath the user's head includes an opening lined with elastic material, which forms a seal about the user's neck at the opening when the hood is donned. An oxygen control device connected to a hood includes a valve body, an actuator, and an oxygen bottle. The valve body provides airflow communication with the interior of the hood, and the oxygen control device is connected to a plumbed breathable oxygen supply through a plumbed source disconnect means removably connected to the valve body. When connected, the oxygen control device permits airflow from the plumbed breathable oxygen supply and valve body to the interior of the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Essex PB&R Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Bower, Timothy J. Hurley, Lawrence B. Bosquet, M. Russel Phinney
  • Patent number: 5753849
    Abstract: Time delay apparatus for providing a firing action at the end of a predetermined time-delay period. It is used with a source of fluid under pressure, and defines a fluid-receiving chamber for accumulating the fluid when released from the source. A flow controller is connected between the source and the fluid-receiving chamber for providing fluid communication between the source and the fluid-receiving chamber. A triggering assembly initiates flow of fluid from the source through the flow controller and into the fluid-receiving chamber. A piston-form firing pin in the fluid-receiving chamber is actuated by shear pin release for movement to an actuating position for desired firing action when a predetermined pressure has accumulated in the fluid-receiving chamber at the end of the predetermined time-delay period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Propellex Corporation
    Inventors: B. Kelley Posey, Bradley Q. Niemann, M. Russel Phinney
  • Patent number: 5619073
    Abstract: A batch process produces unitary grains of propellant material. A constituent mixture of the material is prepared by mixing constituents while heating to at least a predetermined pouring temperature within a permissible temperature range. The constituent mixture is poured into a mold, while vibrating it to avoid voids or interfaces within the material, to cast a block of propellant. The cast block is cured for a predetermined period resulting in a cured, cast block of semirigid yet plasticly deformable material. A hydraulic press with a ram carrying a tubular cutting die is positioned, as by transferring the mold without its bottom to the press bed, for permitting grains to be cut by movement of the press ram by forcing the cutting die into the cast block to cut from the block a grain of the propellant material, then extracting the grain for further use. The cutting cycle is repeated until the cast block has yielded a satisfactory number of grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: Propellex Corporation
    Inventors: B. Kelley Posey, David M. Hurley, R. David Seybert, M. Russel Phinney