Patents by Inventor Nicholas E. Stanca

Nicholas E. Stanca 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).

  • Publication number: 20220283053
    Abstract: A fastener testing system includes a vibration testing apparatus including a test station and a preparation station. The preparation station is configured to have a plurality of test pieces sequentially assembled therein. The test station is configured to sequentially receive and vibrate each assembled test pieces of the plurality of test pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Shaw, Thomas Buckley, Philippe Huber, Ornella Tempo, Robert Dunkel, Jess P. Carlson, Donald C. Fuchs, Nicholas E. Stanca, Paul D. Stephens, James E. Szpak
  • Publication number: 20220172589
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for alerting workers in a work zone of a potential intrusion by a vehicle. The example system can comprise a detection unit operable to mount to a work zone boundary marker. The detection unit can monitor the work zone for intrusion by moving objects, such as by using the Doppler Effect. The detection unit can transmit an alarm signal to one or more personnel alerters, such as worn by workers. The personnel alerters can receive the alarm signal and activate an alert, such as an audible, visual, or other sensory alert. In this way, an alert is provided to personnel working in an established work zone that a moving object, such as a vehicle, has penetrated the work zone perimeter. This type of alert may provide the personnel the vital seconds needed to move to safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: FirstEnergy Corp.
    Inventors: William Fairweather, Nicholas E. Stanca, Robert Soreo, Jason Grant Tilk, David J. Boll, Roy Stevens, Kyle Sams
  • Patent number: 11257340
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for alerting workers in a work zone of a potential intrusion by a vehicle. The example system can comprise a detection unit operable to mount to a work zone boundary marker. The detection unit monitors the work zone for intrusion by moving objects using the Doppler Effect. The detection unit can transmit an alarm signal to one or more personnel alerters, such as worn by workers. The personnel alerters can receive the alarm signal and activate an alert, such as an audible, visual, or other sensory alert. In this way, an alert is provided to personnel working in an established work zone that a moving object, such as a vehicle, has penetrated the work zone perimeter. This type of alert may provide the personnel the vital seconds needed to move to safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FirstEnergy Corp.
    Inventors: William Fairweather, Nicholas E. Stanca, Robert Soreo, Jason Grant Tilk, David J. Boll, Roy Stevens, Kyle Sams
  • Publication number: 20210246897
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to pumps and, more particularly, to progressive cavity pumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas E. Stanca, Ben Parker, Jess P. Carlson, Robert C. Allen, Paul D. Stephens, David M. Pehar
  • Publication number: 20210065530
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for alerting workers in a work zone of a potential intrusion by a vehicle. The example system can comprise a detection unit operable to mount to a work zone boundary marker. The detection unit monitors the work zone for intrusion by moving objects using the Doppler Effect. The detection unit can transmit an alarm signal to one or more personnel alerters, such as worn by workers. The personnel alerters can receive the alarm signal and activate an alert, such as an audible, visual, or other sensory alert. In this way, an alert is provided to personnel working in an established work zone that a moving object, such as a vehicle, has penetrated the work zone perimeter. This type of alert may provide the personnel the vital seconds needed to move to safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: FirstEnergy Corp.
    Inventors: William Fairweather, Nicholas E. Stanca, Robert Soreo, Jason Grant Tilk, David J. Boll, Roy Stevens, Kyle Sams
  • Publication number: 20200156595
    Abstract: An adapter that connects with a coupler for a wiper element is configured to connect with a plurality of different wiper arms each having a different wiper arm style. The adapter can be a one-piece body or a multi-piece body having a cavity and openings for receiving distal ends or distal end features of each of the plurality of different wiper arms. The adapter can also include different tabs for engaging with openings, notches or other components on distal ends of each of the plurality of different wiper arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Lindsey TUFTS, JR., David BOLL, Nicholas E. STANCA, Robert SOREO, R. Kenneth THORSTENSON, IV, James CROSTON, Dan EHDE
  • Publication number: 20200139937
    Abstract: An adapter that connects with a coupler for a wiper element is configured to connect with a plurality of different wiper arms each having a different wiper arm style. The adapter can be a one-piece body or a multi-piece body having a cavity and openings for receiving distal ends or distal end features of each of the plurality of different wiper arms. The adapter can also include different tabs for engaging with openings, notches or other components on distal ends of each of the plurality of different wiper arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Lindsey TUFTS, JR., David BOLL, Nicholas E. STANCA, Robert SOREO, R. Kenneth THORSTENSON, IV, James CROSTON, Dan EHDE
  • Patent number: 10160566
    Abstract: A resealable beverage container comprising: a cylindrical body having an open first end portion and a closed second end portion; a radially inwardly extending ledge disposed circumferentially at the open first end portion; a neck section disposed upward from the ledge terminating in an upper edge in an outward curled seal lip defining a pour opening; neck section having a generally cylindrical central upper part having a first diameter; a first set of lug channels formed inward to first diameter about central upper part for cooperation with a removable cap closure member covering the pouring opening and including a top wall and a cap body shaped to extend downward from top wall around the central upper part, cap body terminating in a generally circular lower rim; and a set of lugs inward within cap body to a second diameter less than first diameter to be received in lug channels to retain cap closure member onto neck portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Exal Corporation
    Inventors: John Samuel McKenzie, Nicholas E. Stanca, Jeffrey Silver Taggart
  • Patent number: 10040622
    Abstract: An aerosol valve movable from a closed position to an open position for retaining a product in, and spraying the product from, a container, comprising: a valve cup positioned on a first end of the container that orients the aerosol valve in the container, wherein the valve cup has a lip that defines a valve cup opening into the container; a valve stem disposed in the valve cup opening so that a first portion of the valve stem is disposed above the lip and a second portion of the valve stem is disposed below the lip within the container, the valve stem having an open first end, a closed second end and defining a longitudinal passageway therebetween with the open first end defining an outlet from the passageway of the valve stem, a side of the valve stem defining at least one inlet into the passageway near the closed second end; a resilient seal disposed in the valve cup opening between the valve stem and the lip, wherein the resilient seal comprises a seal body having a first portion disposed above the lip and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Exal Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn William Dellinger, Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Nicholas E. Stanca
  • Publication number: 20170152099
    Abstract: An aerosol valve movable from a closed position to an open position for retaining a product in, and spraying the product from, a container, comprising: a valve cup positioned on a first end of the container that orients the aerosol valve in the container, wherein the valve cup has a lip that defines a valve cup opening into the container; a valve stem disposed in the valve cup opening so that a first portion of the valve stem is disposed above the lip and a second portion of the valve stem is disposed below the lip within the container, the valve stem having an open first end, a closed second end and defining a longitudinal passageway therebetween with the open first end defining an outlet from the passageway of the valve stem, a side of the valve stem defining at least one inlet into the passageway near the closed second end; a resilient seal disposed in the valve cup opening between the valve stem and the lip, wherein the resilient seal comprises a seal body having a first portion disposed above the lip and
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn William Dellinger, Jeffrey Silver Taggart, Nicholas E. Stanca
  • Publication number: 20170137163
    Abstract: A resealable beverage container comprising: a cylindrical body having an open first end portion and a closed second end portion; a radially inwardly extending ledge disposed circumferentially on the body at the open first end portion; a neck section disposed upward from the ledge terminating in an upper edge in an outward curled seal lip defining a pour opening; said neck section having a generally cylindrical central upper part, the outer surface of the central upper part having a first diameter; a first set of lug channels defined by the central upper part and formed inward to the first diameter about the central upper part for cooperation with a cap closure member; a removable cap closure member covering the pouring opening and including a top wall and a cap body shaped to extend downward from said top wall around the central upper part, said cap body terminating in a generally circular lower rim; and a set of lugs formed or attached inward within the cap body of the cap closure member to a second diameter
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: John Samuel McKenzie, Nicholas E. Stanca, Jeffrey Silver Taggart
  • Publication number: 20160229221
    Abstract: A multiprojection device comprising a housing having a first end and an interior, a battery-powered light source held in the interior of the housing such that light from the battery-powered light source travels axially along the interior of the housing towards the first end, a transparency bearing an image and axially aligned with the battery-powered light source in the housing such that light from the battery-powered light source travels axially along the interior of the housing towards the first end through the transparency, and a lens disposed at the first end such that light from the battery-powered light source travels axially along the interior of the housing towards the first end through the transparency and out of the lens, wherein multiple simultaneous instances of the image are projected from the multiprojection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Rachel NOTTINGHAM COLOSIMO, Carolyn M. MCNEELEY, Nicholas E. STANCA, Rebecca L. BLICE, James E. SZPAK, Richard A. KLINK
  • Publication number: 20160232824
    Abstract: A poster display device includes a top poster bar configured to connect to a top edge of the poster, a bottom poster bar configured to connect to a bottom edge of the poster, and a housing including at least one device hanging fastener and configured to mount the device to a wall. The housing also includes at least one poster hanging fastener corresponding to at least one housing engaging fastener of the top poster bar such that the poster held by the top poster bar attaches to the housing by the poster hanging fasteners of the housing engaging the housing engaging fasteners of the top poster bar. The housing includes light sources distributed along a length of the housing oriented such that light emitted from the light sources is directed at the poster when the poster held by the top poster bar is attached to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Rachel NOTTINGHAM COLOSIMO, Nicholas E. STANCA, Rebecca L. BLICE, James E. SZPAK
  • Patent number: 6663482
    Abstract: A coin handling and sorting device includes a plurality of coin handling modules which are interconnectable by a user, as desired, to define a coin travel path. Each module is easily assembled by a user without use of tools. To facilitate assembly, bases, gears, retaining clips, and other components of different coin handling modules are interchangeable. The housing and other components of each module are assembled using a plurality of C-clips. Each module is typically manually operated to increase a user's interaction with the device. A clutch mechanism prevents accidental reverse operation of each module by a user. To facilitate interconnection of coin handling modules in any desired order, each has an inlet at a common height with other coin module inlets and an outlet at a common height with other coin module outlets. Each module also utilizes identical interchangeable modified spur/bevel gears that are shaped to accommodate co-planar engagement or angular displacement between engaged pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Mag-Nif Incorporated
    Inventors: John R. Nottingham, William J. Knox, Jr., John W. Spirk, Nicholas E. Stanca, Douglas A. Gall
  • Patent number: D477446
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Royal Appliance Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Kalman, David J. Boll, Nicholas E. Stanca
  • Patent number: D895523
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TRICO PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lindsey Tufts, Jr., David Boll, Nicholas E. Stanca, Robert Soreo, R. Kenneth Thorstenson, IV, Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: D896156
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TRICO PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lindsey Tufts, Jr., David Boll, Nicholas E. Stanca, Robert Soreo, R. Kenneth Thorstenson, IV, Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: D904275
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TRICO PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lindsey Tufts, Jr., David Boll, Nicholas E. Stanca, Robert Soreo, R. Kenneth Thorstenson, IV, Dan Ehde
  • Patent number: D910810
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Nicholas E. Stanca, Ben Parker, Jess P. Carlson, Robert C. Allen, Paul D. Stephens, David M. Pehar
  • Patent number: D931409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Nicholas E. Stanca, Ben Parker, Jess P. Carlson, Robert C. Allen, Paul D. Stephens, David M. Pehar