Patents by Inventor Patrick A. Jenkins

Patrick A. Jenkins 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: 11458699
    Abstract: A lens assembly includes a tube in which optical elements such as lenses or micro-lenses are individually fabricated by dispensing a volume of curable optical polymer into the tube, forming the desired shape for the optical element using one or more plungers having heads corresponding to a desired lensing curvature, applying radiant energy to the tube with the plungers in place to cure the optical polymer, and repeating as needed until the desired number of optical elements are fabricated within the lens assembly which may then be integrated as a single piece into a mobile or wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Allen Jenkins, Chad Lichtenhan, Michael Patrick Schaub, Byron Taylor
  • Publication number: 20220261709
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an automated cross-dock management system configured to optimize moves on a cross-dock. The automated cross-dock management system uses inbound manifest data to calculate ordered move instructions for all inbound movable platforms, inbound modular decks, and inbound freight. The ordered move instructions can be assigned to be carried out by manual conveyance vehicles or by automated guided vehicles based upon a plurality of criteria. The automated cross-dock management system is also able to detect damaged freight on the cross-dock using a combination of streams from video cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick Sullivan, Jefferson Maldonado, Shannon Lively, Kerry Jenkins, Jonathan McCormack, Jeremy Sloan
  • Publication number: 20220243614
    Abstract: System for selectively contacting a cleaning composition with a surface of a turbine engine component is presented. The system includes a cleaning apparatus and a manifold assembly. The cleaning apparatus includes an upper portion and a lower portion defining a cleaning chamber configured to allow selective contact between the cleaning composition and a surface of the first portion of the turbine engine component. The upper portion includes a plurality of fill holes in fluid communication with the cleaning chamber, and the lower portion includes a plurality of drain holes in fluid communication with the cleaning chamber. The manifold assembly is configured to selectively circulate the cleaning composition from a reservoir to the cleaning chamber via the plurality of fill holes, and recirculate the cleaning composition from the cleaning chamber to the reservoir via the plurality of drain holes. Methods for selectively cleaning a turbine engine component is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Nicole Jessica Tibbetts, Andrew James Jenkins, Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Evan Jarrett Dolley, John Watt, Christopher Perrett, Vincent Gerard Lauria
  • Patent number: 9084367
    Abstract: Structured cabling solutions may include techniques and systems usable to route, organize, and otherwise manager wires, optical fibers, and other cables. Structured cabling solutions may include one or more chassis coupled to and movable relative to a frame to provide access to signal connectors on the chassis. Structured cabling solutions may also include labeling schemes that identify patch connectors that correspond to outlets in a structured cabling installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Robert Hawley, Jeremy James Gallagher, Walt Dean Takisaki, James Patrick Jenkins
  • Patent number: 8385709
    Abstract: Structured cabling solutions may include techniques and systems usable to route, organize, and otherwise manager wires, optical fibers, and other cables. Structured cabling solutions may include one or more chassis coupled to and movable relative to a frame to provide access to signal connectors on the chassis. Structured cabling solutions may also include labeling schemes that identify patch connectors that correspond to outlets in a structured cabling installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Telect Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Robert Hawley, Jeremy James Gallagher, Walter Dean Takisaki, James Patrick Jenkins
  • Patent number: 8223027
    Abstract: A wireless tank monitoring system for remotely monitoring a plurality of storage tanks is provided. This tank monitoring system utilizes wireless communication from individual tank level monitors to a single SatComm Gateway. The SatComm Gateway then utilizes a low-Earth Orbit satellite constellation to transmit information to a central data collection center. The data collection center then provides access to this information to clients. These clients also have the capability of controlling individual monitors via the bi-directional communications path through the satellite link to the SatComm Gateway to the individual monitors. The SatComm Gateway packages the information from each of the monitors to optimize the communications through the satellite link to decrease the cost of transmission. Intrinsic safety is provided by each of the individual tank level monitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Robertshaw Controls Company
    Inventors: Patrick A. Jenkins, Paul D. Kronau, Wojtek Miller
  • Patent number: 7585191
    Abstract: Structured cabling solutions may include techniques and systems usable to route, organize, and otherwise manage wires, optical fibers, and other cables. Structured cabling solutions may include one or more chassis coupled to and movable relative to a frame to provide access to signal connectors on the chassis. Structured cabling solutions may also include labeling schemes that identify patch connectors that correspond to outlets in a structured cabling installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Telect Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Robert Hawley, Jeremy James Gallagher, Walter Dean Takisaki, James Patrick Jenkins
  • Patent number: 7542650
    Abstract: A telecommunications infrastructure includes first and second trough members for routing signal-carrying fibers. A coupler is used to releasably couple the first and second trough members together. The coupler includes a first pair of rotatable latches for releasably securing the first trough member to the coupler, and a second pair of rotatable latches for releasably securing the second trough member to the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Telect Inc.
    Inventors: Steven W. Ellison, James Patrick Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20080298762
    Abstract: Structured cabling solutions may include techniques and systems usable to route, organize, and otherwise manager wires, optical fibers, and other cables. Structured cabling solutions may include one or more chassis coupled to and movable relative to a frame to provide access to signal connectors on the chassis. Structured cabling solutions may also include labeling schemes that identify patch connectors that correspond to outlets in a structured cabling installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Robert Hawley, Jeremy James Gallagher, Walt Dean Takisaki, James Patrick Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20080297987
    Abstract: Structured cabling solutions may include techniques and systems usable to route, organize, and otherwise manager wires, optical fibers, and other cables. Structured cabling solutions may include one or more chassis coupled to and movable relative to a frame to provide access to signal connectors on the chassis. Structured cabling solutions may also include labeling schemes that identify patch connectors that correspond to outlets in a structured cabling installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Robert Hawley, Jeremy James Gallagher, Walter Dean Takisaki, James Patrick Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20080296060
    Abstract: Structured cabling solutions may include techniques and systems usable to route, organize, and otherwise manager wires, optical fibers, and other cables. Structured cabling solutions may include one or more chassis coupled to and movable relative to a frame to provide access to signal connectors on the chassis. Structured cabling solutions may also include labeling schemes that identify patch connectors that correspond to outlets in a structured cabling installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Robert Hawley, Jeremy James Gallagher, Walt Dean Takisaki, James Patrick Jenkins
  • Patent number: 7382961
    Abstract: A telecommunications system includes a first fiber management apparatus having a rear-trough architecture, a second fiber management apparatus having a front-access architecture, and a transition panel interposed between the first and second fiber management apparatuses, to transition fibers from the rear-trough architecture of the first fiber management apparatus to the front-access architecture of the second fiber management apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Telect Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Xin, James Patrick Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20070155359
    Abstract: A telecommunications infrastructure includes first and second trough members for routing signal-carrying fibers. A coupler is used to releasably couple the first and second trough members together. The coupler includes a first pair of rotatable latches for releasably securing the first trough member to the coupler, and a second pair of rotatable latches for releasably securing the second trough member to the coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven W. Ellison, James Patrick Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20070114295
    Abstract: A system for remotely controlling an ambient temperature in a building is provided. The system comprises a thermostat, a computing device, and a thin client. The thermostat has one or more settings and is equipped for wireless communication. The computing device is equipped for wireless communication with the thermostat. The thin client device is remotely located from the thermostat and operatively coupled to the computing device through a wide area network. The thin client device permits manipulation of the one or more settings which are wirelessly communicated from the computing device to the thermostat such that the ambient temperature of the building is remotely controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: Robertshaw Controls Company
    Inventor: Patrick Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20060111040
    Abstract: A wireless tank monitoring system for remotely monitoring a plurality of storage tanks is provided. This tank monitoring system utilizes wireless communication from individual tank level monitors to a single SatComm Gateway. The SatComm Gateway then utilizes a low-Earth Orbit satellite constellation to transmit information to a central data collection center. The data collection center then provides access to this information to clients. These clients also have the capability of controlling individual monitors via the bi-directional communications path through the satellite link to the SatComm Gateway to the individual monitors. The SatComm Gateway packages the information from each of the monitors to optimize the communications through the satellite link to decrease the cost of transmission. Intrinsic safety is provided by each of the individual tank level monitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Patrick Jenkins, Paul Kronau, Wojtek Miller
  • Publication number: 20050001869
    Abstract: A viscous material noncontact jetting system has a jetting dispenser mounted for relative motion with respect to a surface. A control is operable to cause the jetting dispenser to jet a viscous material droplet that is applied to the surface as a viscous material dot. A device, such as a camera or weigh scale, is connected to the control and provides a feedback signal representing a size-related physical characteristic of the dot applied to the surface. The size-related physical characteristics of subsequently applied dots is controlled by heating and cooling, or adjusting a piston stroke in the jetting dispenser, in response to the size-related physical characteristic feedback. Dispensed material volume control and velocity offset compensation are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Applicant: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Ron Abernathy, Alec Babiarz, Nicholas Barendt, Robert Ciardella, James Cooper, Kenneth Espenschied, Erik Fiske, Christopher Giusti, Patrick Jenkins, Alan Lewis, Raymond Merritt, Naoya Nagano, Horatio Quinones, Thomas Ratledge, Joe Sherman, Floriana Suriawidjaja, Todd Weston
  • Patent number: 4813453
    Abstract: A fuel vapor recovery system wherein the physical installation and removal of the sealant member or gas cap is the activator of the system. The present invention offers a valve assembly which is mounted in the fuel filler tube and is positionally responsive to the presence or removal of the closure member assembly. The valve assembly of the present invention is disposed in combination with a vapor vent line leading to a fuel vapor canister. Broadly stated, the valve assembly includes first and second annular seals disposed on opposite sides of the vent port. The first seal blocks or prevents communication between the atmosphere and the fuel tank interior when the gas cap is removed. The second seal permits communication between the vapor vent and the fuel tank interior when the gas cap is removed from the open ended filler tube and blocks communication between the fuel tank's interior and the vent port when the cap assembly is reinstalled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Borg-Warner Automotive, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Jenkins, John A. Aubel
  • Patent number: 4561408
    Abstract: The invention teaches the use of a cam-operated valve control means, which cam is moved by an electrical motor in response to an operating signal. Such valve control means finds particular application in an exhaust gas recirculation system or idle speed control for an automobile engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Borg-Warner Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick A. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 4555952
    Abstract: A differential pressure sensor assembly is disclosed, which includes a transducer and a differential pressure sensor. The sensor responds to a fluid pressure change across an orifice of a known size and transfers this sensed pressure differential to the transducer. The electronic elements of the transducer are not exposed to the fluid which may be at an elevated temperature or have entrained particulates. The fluid flow can be determined by noting the fluid pressure change across the orifice of known size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1985
    Assignee: Borg-Warner Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick A. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 4529346
    Abstract: A locking and securing means is disclosed which includes a base member, a threaded member and a sprocket. The base member defines vertically extending fingers with gaps therebetween and a threaded bore. The threaded member with a flat or irregular shape on its upper leg segment extends through this bore to a desired position. The sprocket, which is mounted on the threaded member prior to insertion into the bore, has radially extending teeth to mesh with the base-member-defined gaps and an internal shape to mate with the threaded-member shape. The threaded member is thus secured to a fixed height or position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: Borg-Warner Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Aubel, Patrick A. Jenkins, Thomas S. Ruffner