Patents by Inventor Patrick H. Ryan, Jr.

Patrick H. Ryan, Jr. 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: 20120155095
    Abstract: A heat sink and a method of manufacturing a heat sink for an LED light fixture. The heat sink is fabricated by roll forming a thin sheet of aluminum into a heat dissipating structure that has at least one surface that reflects light generated by the LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Patrick H. Ryan, JR.
  • Patent number: 6960717
    Abstract: A nonrotating adjustable solar panel for optimizing cell charging of a portable message sign, comprising a movable frame, a message sign, a solar panel, a support post attached to the underside of the solar panel by a universal joint, and a mechanism for adjusting the angle and position of the solar panel comprising a pair of outwardly extending arms, a pair of threaded support rods, each rod extending through an aperture in the arm, and a handle for turning the rod. Each rod is coupled to the underside of the solar panel by a ball or universal joint. As each rod is turned, it raises or lowers a portion of the solar panel, providing tilting and pivoting, but not rotating motion for adjustment of the solar panel angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: American Signal Company
    Inventors: Donald J. Stuart, Patrick H. Ryan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6244727
    Abstract: A low loss optic lens cell the cell comprising at least one and preferably a plurality of light sources such as LEDs mounted to a board and capable of being electrically connected to a power source. A lens is attached to the board in a spaced apart relationship thereto. Each lens has a flat portion, least one and preferably a plurality of convex portions, and an aperture defined in each convex portion in a generally collinear arrangement relative to a corresponding LED. A plurality of the cells may be combined into an array, arranged in a housing, and connected to an electric control for operating the cells to form lighted patterns. Low intensity light rays are maximally utilized by refracting the rays back toward the LED axis and high intensity light rays are maximally utilized by allowing them to pass through the aperture without refraction and with little or no optical losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: American Signal Company
    Inventors: Patrick H. Ryan, Jr., Stephen P. Hart
  • Patent number: 5973602
    Abstract: A temperature monitoring system incorporated in a firefighter's turnout coat, vest or self-contained breathing apparatus to provide protective garments or equipment that can determine the rate of increase of the temperatures in the environment and compare the rate of temperature increase to at least one predetermined threshold and provide a warning when the rate of temperature increase exceeds the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignees: John W. Cole, III, Danielle K. Cole, Boyd F. Cole
    Inventors: John W. Cole, III, Patrick H. Ryan, Jr.