Patents by Inventor Patrick J. Griffin

Patrick J. Griffin 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: 20190091496
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and breathing equipment training devices for simulated resource depletion calculation. The breathing equipment training device includes a shell including an opening, a sensor connected to the shell, and a controller connected to the shell and operably connected to the sensor. The controller is configured to calculate, based on inputs from the sensor, a flowrate of air entering the breathing equipment training device through the opening of the shell and calculate an amount of depletion of a simulated resource for a duration of time based on the calculated flowrate of air entering the opening of the shell. The controller is configured to identify a current status of the simulated resource based on the calculated resource depletion amount and a prior status of the simulated resource identified prior to the duration of time and generate a feedback signal indicating the current status of the simulated resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Justin C. Dickstein, Davis M. Denny, IV, Khoa Nguyen Ahn Tran, Patrick J. Griffin, Adam Mlynarczyk
  • Publication number: 20080020210
    Abstract: A formable multi-layered composite comprising in sequence a clear polymeric layer, a metal layer, and a protective layer is disclosed. The polymeric layer including at least one member selected from the first group consisting of polycarbonate, PETG, PCTG polystyrene and polyurethane. The metal layer contains at least one member selected from the group consisting of titanium, aluminum, copper, silver, chromium, zirconium, tin, indium and their alloys. The protective layer that contains an aliphatic polyurethane dispersion based on at least one member selected from among polycarbonate polyol and polyether polyol protects the metal layer during handling and use in the context of FIM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Patrick J. Griffin, Stephan G. Smith, Amy S. Wylie, Kenneth K. Schwartz, Peter D. Schmitt, Lyubov K. Gindin, William A. Corso
  • Patent number: 6623677
    Abstract: A process for making a decorated article is described. The process entails printing, using a high temperature ink, a design on a surface of transfer paper, and transferring the design by sublimation to the surface of a clear flat substrate to obtain a decorated substrate. The thus decorated surface is then placed in a mold and thermoplastic resin is injected to form an article. The placing of the decorated substrate in the mold is such that the surface carrying the design faces the inside of the mold. An additional embodiment entails forming the decorated substrate to attain a three dimensional decorated substrate prior to placing it in the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Bayer Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen G. Smith, Patrick J. Griffin, Keith R. Heffley, Diane D. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 5732851
    Abstract: A one-piece detachable drinking attachment for use with metal beverage cans comprising a top portion having a substantially cylindrical wall, an integral base that has a plurality of annular gripping collars of different diameters, for obtaining a substantially liquid-tight connection among various can top diameters, and an approximately C-shaped integral handle, so that when such drinking attachment is attached to a beverage can, the fluid contents of the can flow to the drinker. An optional configuration is also disclosed that further includes the emergence of a substantially cylindrical skirt from along the base extending downward from the exterior circumference of the base along the outer sidewall of the beverage can, and an approximately C-shaped integral handle emanating from the outer wall of the smoothly curved top portion extending downward along the outer wall of the skirt to a point at which the bottom of the handle reunites with the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventors: Patrick J. Griffin, Steven M. Fenker
  • Patent number: 5300100
    Abstract: Warm air is distributed through a device and diffused along a person's body who is lying under a blanket. Warm air is supplied to the invention from a base unit that has various settings with respect to temperature of air supplied to the invention. The device has three distribution tubes that are long enough to extend from a person's feet to their upper torso while they are lying down. Heating takes place both conductively where the device is in contact with the patient and convectively where the warmed air circulates about the skin. The device is constructed from a light weight tissue paper that is plastic coated on one side and perforated at regular intervals. Heated air is supplied to the invention near the person's feet and is channeled to the several tubes toward the person's upper body. The heated air diffuses through perforations in the tubes as it moves up through the tubes and warms or maintains the body temperature of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Advanced Warming Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Patrick J. Griffin
  • Patent number: 4370604
    Abstract: A proportional solenoid actuated servo system and associated drive circuitry are disclosed in which a pair of oppositely acting coils of the solenoid are connected in series across a floating power supply with the center point between the coils grounded. The voltages produced at the power supply terminals are differentially controlled relative to ground by voltage control means which responds to position command and armature position feedback signals. The force exerted by the armature is controlled by a power control signal which varies the voltage difference between power supply terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1983
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick J. Griffin
  • Patent number: D376073
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventors: Patrick J. Griffin, Steven M. Fenker
  • Patent number: D380126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Inventors: Steven M. Fenker, Patrick J. Griffin