Patents by Inventor Paul G. Eidsmore

Paul G. Eidsmore 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: 9605770
    Abstract: An in-line flow control component includes a body having an inlet and an outlet that are substantially coaxial with a tube extending through the body. The tube forms a flow path between the inlet and the outlet, and one end of the tube sealingly engages a valve seat for controlling fluid flow between the inlet and outlet. First and second diaphragms each have an opening sealingly secured about an outer periphery of the tube and an outer peripheral portion sealed to the body. The diaphragms selectively move the tube between open and closed positions in response to force acting on the diaphragms. The force is provided by either a mechanical mechanism (toggle, wedge member, threaded adjustment knob, etc.) or fluid pressure introduced between the diaphragms. The diaphragms may be similarly or differently dimensioned. Plural flow control components may be assembled in end-to-end sealed relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Paul G. Eidsmore
  • Patent number: 9545869
    Abstract: A lift mechanism for an associated cargo carrier includes a rail configured for sliding movement between a first position received within a footprint of the carrier and a second position extended outwardly from the carrier footprint. A leg assembly is configured for extending movement between a first position received in the rail and a second position extending outwardly from the rail. When the rail and leg assembly are in the respective first positions, the leg assembly is stored along the carrier, and when the rail and leg are in the respective second positions, the leg assembly supports the cargo carrier. A drive arrangement selectively raises and lowers the leg assembly between the first and second positions to raise and lower the cargo carrier relative to the vehicle bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Paul G. Eidsmore
  • Patent number: 8944516
    Abstract: A cargo hauling system is dimensioned to fit within a bed of a light truck. The bin moves forwardly and rearwardly relative to the truck bed along rollers provided on a tailgate of the truck. The tailgate is modified by reinforcing a perimeter of the tailgate, adding rollers to the tailgate, substituting reinforced linkages and hinges for factory originals, and adding a support member that extends between the trailer hitch and tailgate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Paul G. Eidsmore
  • Publication number: 20150003944
    Abstract: A lift mechanism for an associated cargo carrier includes a rail configured for sliding movement between a first position received within a footprint of the carrier and a second position extended outwardly from the carrier footprint. A leg assembly is configured for extending movement between a first position received in the rail and a second position extending outwardly from the rail. When the rail and leg assembly are in the respective first positions, the leg assembly is stored along the carrier, and when the rail and leg are in the respective second positions, the leg assembly supports the cargo carrier. A drive arrangement selectively raises and lowers the leg assembly between the first and second positions to raise and lower the cargo carrier relative to the vehicle bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Paul G. EIDSMORE
  • Publication number: 20130193742
    Abstract: A cargo hauling system is dimensioned to fit within a bed of a light truck. The bin moves forwardly and rearwardly relative to the truck bed along rollers provided on a tailgate of the truck. The tailgate is modified by reinforcing a perimeter of the tailgate, adding rollers to the tailgate, substituting reinforced linkages and hinges for factory originals, and adding a support member that extends between the trailer hitch and tailgate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: PAUL G. EIDSMORE
  • Publication number: 20110297864
    Abstract: An in-line flow control component includes a body having an inlet and an outlet that are substantially coaxial with a tube extending through the body. The tube forms a flow path between the inlet and the outlet, and one end of the tube sealingly engages a valve seat for controlling fluid flow between the inlet and outlet. First and second diaphragms each have an opening sealingly secured about an outer periphery of the tube and an outer peripheral portion sealed to the body. The diaphragms selectively move the tube between open and closed positions in response to force acting on the diaphragms. The force is provided by either a mechanical mechanism (toggle, wedge member, threaded adjustment knob, etc.) or fluid pressure introduced between the diaphragms. The diaphragms may be similarly or differently dimensioned. Plural flow control components may be assembled in end-to-end sealed relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Paul G. Eidsmore
  • Patent number: 7686041
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. An optional locator plate may be utilized which is mounted over the ends of the bridge fittings in order to align the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid components with the inlet and outlet ends of the bridge fittings. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Patent number: 7651147
    Abstract: A cargo hauling system is dimensioned to fit within a bed of a light truck. The bin moves forwardly and rearwardly relative to the truck bed along rollers provided on a tailgate of the truck. The tailgate is modified by reinforcing a perimeter of the tailgate, adding rollers to the tailgate, substituting reinforced linkages and hinges for factory originals, and adding a support member that extends between the trailer hitch and tailgate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Inventor: Paul G. Eidsmore
  • Publication number: 20080279664
    Abstract: A cargo hauling system is dimensioned to fit a truck bed or SUV cargo space. The bin moves forwardly and rearwardly relative to the truck bed or cargo space, selectively pivots for dumping the load contents of the bin from the rear of the vehicle, or is selectively removed from the vehicle to leave at a job site, and/or allow the vehicle to be used without the removable bin. A pivot arm assembly advantageously mounted to a conventional trailer hitch receiver installed on vehicles of this type. The pivot arm assembly includes a support bar received within the trailer hitch receiver. A generally U-shaped support structure includes a transverse arm and first and second upright arms extending therefrom having first, lower ends secured to the transverse arm. Rollers are rotatably secured adjacent outer terminal ends of the first and second upright arms, respectively. The rollers cooperate with first and second guide rails secured to an underside of the bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Paul G. Eidsmore
  • Patent number: 7195037
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support. An optional locator plate may be utilized which is mounted over the ends of the bridge fittings in order to align the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid components with the inlet and outlet ends of the bridge fittings. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths. Additionally, the bridge fittings may be stacked to form multiple layers where bridge fittings of one layer may be in fluid communication with bridge fittings of another layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventor: Paul G. Eidsmore
  • Patent number: 7036528
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths. The bridge fittings may be stacked to form multiple layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Publication number: 20040112447
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. The bridge fittings may be stacked to form multiple layers where bridge fittings of one layer may be in fluid communication with bridge fittings of another layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventor: Paul G. Eidsmore
  • Publication number: 20040112446
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths. The bridge fittings may be stacked to form multiple layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt-Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Patent number: 6685234
    Abstract: A coupling assembly includes a pair of glands having ends that seal on opposite faces of a seal member. A coupling nut assembly cooperates with the glands to urge the ends against the seal member. A torque suppression assembly is mounted on a groove of the gland to limit rotational forces from the coupling nut assembly to the gland. The torque suppression assembly includes a thrust member that engages the coupling nut assembly and a bearing member that transfers axial make-up forces from the thrust member to the gland and rotates relative to the thrust member to reduce the torque transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventor: Paul G. Eidsmore
  • Patent number: 6629546
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. An optional locator plate may be utilized which is mounted over the ends of the bridge fittings in order to align the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid components with the inlet and outlet ends of the bridge fittings. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Patent number: 6502601
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. An optional locator plate may be utilized which is mounted over the ends of the bridge fittings in order to align the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid components with the inlet and outlet ends of the bridge fittings. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Publication number: 20020134445
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. An optional locator plate may be utilized which is mounted over the ends of the bridge fittings in order to align the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid components with the inlet and outlet ends of the bridge fittings. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Publication number: 20020024219
    Abstract: A coupling assembly includes a pair of glands having ends that seal on opposite faces of a seal member. A coupling nut assembly cooperates with the glands to urge the ends against the seal member. A torque suppression assembly is mounted on a groove of the gland to limit rotational forces from the coupling nut assembly to the gland. The torque suppression assembly includes a thrust member that engages the coupling nut assembly and a bearing member that transfers axial make-up forces from the thrust member to the gland and rotates relative to the thrust member to reduce the torque transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventor: Paul G. Eidsmore
  • Publication number: 20020000256
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. An optional locator plate may be utilized which is mounted over the ends of the bridge fittings in order to align the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid components with the inlet and outlet ends of the bridge fittings. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2000
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt-Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Patent number: 6308994
    Abstract: A coupling assembly includes a pair of glands having ends that seal on opposite faces of a seal member. A coupling nut assembly cooperates with the glands to urge the ends against the seal member. A torque suppression assembly is mounted on a groove of the gland to limit rotational forces from the coupling nut assembly to the gland. The torque suppression assembly includes a thrust member that engages the coupling nut assembly and a bearing member that transfers axial make-up forces from the thrust member to the gland and rotates relative to the thrust member to reduce the torque transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventor: Paul G. Eidsmore