Patents by Inventor Paul L. Baker

Paul L. Baker 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: 10160027
    Abstract: A vertical Pittsburgh Seam closing apparatus having a base supporting surface, a track mechanism for moving a carriage assembly which holds seam forming members used to close a Pittsburgh Seam, a pair of upper and lower guide members for guiding the duct section into a proper vertical position, and upper and lower clamping members positioned inside the duct section and adjacent the inside portion of the Pittsburgh Seam to be closed, the upper guide members and clamping member being selectively movable and adjustable for accommodating different duct section lengths. In one embodiment, the seam forming assembly includes a plurality of members mounted in vertical arrangement, at least one of the plurality of seam forming members being shaped to initially bend the overhanging edge portion and at least one of the plurality of seam forming members having a substantially V-shaped configuration for closing the Pittsburgh Seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Vicon Machinery LLC
    Inventors: Paul L. Baker, Bert Michael Fischer
  • Patent number: 9511409
    Abstract: A vertical Pittsburgh seam closing apparatus having a base supporting surface for positioning a duct section thereon in a vertical orientation, a track mechanism for moving a pair of carriage assemblies each having seam forming members used to close a Pittsburgh seam, a pair of upper and lower guide members for guiding the duct section into a proper position, and upper and lower clamping members movable between an unclamped position and a clamped position wherein each clamping member is positioned inside the duct section and adjacent the inside portion of the Pittsburgh seam to be closed, the upper guide members and clamping member being selectively movable and adjustable for accommodating different duct section lengths. In one embodiment, each seam forming assembly includes a pair of roller members mounted in vertical arrangement to each other, one roller member being V-shaped in configuration and the other roller member being substantially cylindrical in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Vicon Machinery LLC
    Inventors: Paul L. Baker, Herbert J. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20160288192
    Abstract: A vertical Pittsburgh Seam closing apparatus having a base supporting surface, a track mechanism for moving a carriage assembly which holds seam forming members used to close a Pittsburgh Seam, a pair of upper and lower guide members for guiding the duct section into a proper vertical position, and upper and lower clamping members positioned inside the duct section and adjacent the inside portion of the Pittsburgh Seam to be closed, the upper guide members and clamping member being selectively movable and adjustable for accommodating different duct section lengths. In one embodiment, the seam forming assembly includes a plurality of members mounted in vertical arrangement, at least one of said plurality of seam forming members being shaped to initially bend the overhanging edge portion and at least one of said plurality of seam forming members having a substantially V-shaped configuration for closing the Pittsburgh Seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Paul L. Baker, Bert Michael Fischer
  • Publication number: 20160271677
    Abstract: A vertical Pittsburgh seam closing apparatus having a base supporting surface for positioning a duct section thereon in a vertical orientation, a track mechanism for moving a pair of carriage assemblies each having seam forming members used to close a Pittsburgh seam, a pair of upper and lower guide members for guiding the duct section into a proper position, and upper and lower clamping members movable between an unclamped position and a clamped position wherein each clamping member is positioned inside the duct section and adjacent the inside portion of the Pittsburgh seam to be closed, the upper guide members and clamping member being selectively movable and adjustable for accommodating different duct section lengths. In one embodiment, each seam forming assembly includes a pair of roller members mounted in vertical arrangement to each other, one roller member being V-shaped in configuration and the other roller member being substantially cylindrical in shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Paul L. Baker, Herbert J. Fischer
  • Patent number: 9375776
    Abstract: A vertical Pittsburgh seam closing apparatus having a base supporting surface for positioning a duct section thereon in a vertical orientation, a track mechanism for moving a carriage assembly which holds seam forming members used to close a Pittsburgh seam, a pair of upper and lower guide members for guiding the duct section into a proper position, and upper and lower clamping members movable between an unclamped position and a clamped position wherein each clamping member is positioned inside the duct section and adjacent the inside portion of the Pittsburgh seam to be closed, the upper guide members and clamping member being selectively movable and adjustable for accommodating different duct section lengths. In one embodiment, the seam forming assembly includes a pair of roller members mounted in vertical arrangement to each other, one roller member being V-shaped in configuration and the other roller member being substantially cylindrical in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Vicon Machinery LLC
    Inventors: Paul L. Baker, Herbert J. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20120186316
    Abstract: A vertical Pittsburgh seam closing apparatus having a base supporting surface for positioning a duct section thereon in a vertical orientation, a track mechanism for moving a carriage assembly which holds seam forming members used to close a Pittsburgh seam, a pair of upper and lower guide members for guiding the duct section into a proper position, and upper and lower clamping members movable between an unclamped position and a clamped position wherein each clamping member is positioned inside the duct section and adjacent the inside portion of the Pittsburgh seam to be closed, the upper guide members and clamping member being selectively movable and adjustable for accommodating different duct section lengths. In one embodiment, the seam forming assembly includes a pair of roller members mounted in vertical arrangement to each other, one roller member being V-shaped in configuration and the other roller member being substantially cylindrical in shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: VICON MACHINERY, LLC
    Inventors: Paul L. Baker, Herbert J. Fischer
  • Patent number: 7685073
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, processes, apparatus, algorithms, etc., for secure identification of secret answers that satisfy secret questions. The methods, etc., can be used for the negotiated exchange of information, goods, or services when the Seeker and the Provider conceal their negotiating positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Paul L. Baker
  • Patent number: 7566194
    Abstract: A ratcheting apparatus for engaging the winch driver of a winch used for tightening cargo straps, providing secure temporary engagement, with substantial leverage for turning the winch. The apparatus comprises a handle that removably inserts into the two sleeves of the apparatus. The teeth of the sleeves are arranged such that loosening motion allows the teeth of the respective sleeves to slip, one against the other, where winch tightening motion causes the teeth to engage and tighten a cargo strap. The spring of the rod of the apparatus provides correct tension between the two sleeves. A hardened leverage bar turns the apparatus. The apparatus is preferably made of metal or metal alloy, although more exotic polymers and matrixes may be used in construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventors: Lesley A. Gray, Paul L. Baker
  • Publication number: 20020094233
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming circular, oval and irregularly shaped connectors and other curved or arcuate members from stock material. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a pair of pinch rollers mounted on a support structure and defining a gap therebetween, an adjustment mechanism to selectively vary the gap between the pinch rollers to vary the amount of compression force being exerted on at least a portion of the stock material, and a containment roller positioned proximate the gap between the pinch rollers. The compression force exerted on at least a portion of the stock material causes the stock material to bend thereby forming the curved or arcuate connector or other member. Adjustment of the pinch rollers controls the amount of compression force applied to the stock material which controls the degree of curvature in the finished product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Applicant: Ovalformer LLC
    Inventors: Miller S. Price, Mark A. Froning, Gregory C. Moyers, Herbert J. Fischer, Paul L. Baker
  • Patent number: 4780679
    Abstract: Well logging techniques are set forth for obtaining improved measurements of formation dielectric permittivity, conductivity, and water-filled porosity. The effects of dielectric and conductivity frequency dispersion are considered and utilized. In a disclosed embodiment, an estimated low frequency conductivity of a formation surrounding a borehole is determined using the following steps: deriving a measured value of formation high frequency conductivity from a logging device which traversed the borehole; determining a formation conductivity dispersion ratio as a function of the measured conductivity; and determining an estimated low frequency conductivity from the measured value of high frequency conductivity and the dispersion ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corp.
    Inventors: William E. Kenyon, Paul L. Baker
  • Patent number: 4703277
    Abstract: Well logging techniques are disclosed which use and/or measure formation textural parameters. A disclosed formation textural model is bimodal in nature, and includes fractions of spherical grains and of platey grains having a single aspect ratio. This model is used in obtaining improved well logging recordings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corp.
    Inventors: William E. Kenyon, Paul L. Baker, Pabitra N. Sen, Jayanth R. Banavar
  • Patent number: 4652828
    Abstract: Well logging techniques are set forth for obtaining improved measurements of formation dielectric permittivity, conductivity, and water-filled porosity. The effects of dielectric and conductivity frequency dispersion are considered and utilized. In a disclosed embodiment, a corrected dielectric permittivity of a formation surrounding a borehole is determined using the following steps: deriving a measured value of formation dielectric permittivity from a logging device which traversed the borehole; deriving a measured value of formation conductivity from a logging device which traversed the borehole; determining a formation dielectric permittivity dispersion value as a function of the measured conductivity; and determining a corrected formation dielectric permittivity from the measured value of dielectric permittivity and the dispersion value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corp.
    Inventors: William E. Kenyon, Paul L. Baker