Patents by Inventor Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell 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: 20070141195
    Abstract: Injection molding apparatus has upper and lower mold halves that split along the center line of the parison cavity and the gate opening leading thereto. Each hot melt injection nozzle is received within a tubular insert cup having a reduced diameter tip that is seated within the gate opening. The cup is mounted to the lower mold half so as to remain secured thereto as the upper mold half opens and closes the mold. The base end of each nozzle has a swivel ball and socket relationship with the manifold block which supplies it with hot melt, while the tip end of each injection nozzle has a swivel ball and socket type interface with the interior front end of the insert cup, thus providing for dimensional variations in the parts of the tooling that arise during non-uniform thermal expansion and contraction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Jincheng Chen, Brian Lefebure, Paul Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7005625
    Abstract: A voltage divider network in combination with a voltage multiplier circuit voltage biases the electrodes of a photomultiplier tubes or related device. The circuit exploits the several voltage levels produced at successive stages of a voltage multiplier circuit in order to optimize the voltage divider network with respect to power consumption, current draw from the power supply, operating stability, and linear operation of the photomultiplier tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Burle Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6949545
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds which are inhibitors of metalloproteases and which are effective in treating conditions characterized by excess activity of these enzymes. In particular, the compounds have a structure according to the following Formula (I): where R1, R2, R3, n, A, E, X, G, G?, M and Z have the meanings described in the specification and the claims, as well as optical isomers, diastereomers and enantiomers of Formula I, and pharmaceutically-acceptable salts, biohydrolyzable amides, esters, and imides thereof. Also described are pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds, and methods of treating metalloprotease-related maladies using the compounds or the pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stanislaw Pikul, Norman Eugene Ohler, Neil Gregory Almstead, Steven Karl Laughlin, Michael George Natchus, Biswanath De, Paul Mitchell Hershberger
  • Publication number: 20050178458
    Abstract: A terry fabric comprises a plurality of repeat units of interwoven warp and weft threads. Each of the repeat units comprises a set of ground warp threads, a set of pile warp threads, and a set of weft threads. The ground warp threads are woven tightly with the weft threads to form a substrate, and the pile warp threads are loosely interwoven with the weft threads to form pile loops. At least two adjacent weft threads are interwoven with the ground warp threads and the pile warp threads in an identical pattern (typically in a single machine cycle). In this configuration, fabrics with different properties can be producing in similar manufacturing duration, particularly if weft threads of different thread weight are employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Mitchell, John Wirth
  • Publication number: 20050155750
    Abstract: A fin collar having a shape that enhances flux application and brazing clad flow into the tube to fin joint to provide an improved thermal and structural bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Mitchell, Michael Heidenreich, Roger Loomis, James Harris, David Davis, David Lollar
  • Publication number: 20040127498
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds which are inhibitors of metalloproteases and which are effective in treating conditions characterized by excess activity of these enzymes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stanislaw Pikul, Norman Eugene Ohler, Neil Gregory Almstead, Steyen Karl Laughlin, Michael George Natchus, Biswanath De, Paul Mitchell Hershberger
  • Patent number: 6684198
    Abstract: When program data is distributed to users across an open network, such as the Internet, a licensing agreement concluded between a server for the program data and a manager is maintained and the unauthorized copying of program data is prevented. Therefore, to fulfill such the situation, a program data distribution system includes an open network; a file server, connected to the open network, for distributing encrypted program data; a key server, connected to the open network, for distributing a decryption key used to decode the encrypted program data; and a terminal, connected to the open network, for processing program data, the terminal employing the decryption key distributed by the key server to decode the encrypted program data obtained from the file server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Shimizu, Yoichi Uchida, Seiji Adachi, Eric Rayburn Hammond, Yasuhiro Noguchi, Paul Mitchell Heilman, III, Daniel Luke Poling, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20040006104
    Abstract: The invention provides novel compounds selected from the group consisting of: 1
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rodney Dean Bush, Paul Mitchell Hershberger, Judith Anne Young, Bhavani Kasibhatla
  • Publication number: 20030139414
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds which are inhibitors of metalloproteases and which are effective in treating conditions characterized by excess activity of these enzymes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stanislaw Pikul, Norman Eugene Ohler, Neil Gregory Almstead, Steven Karl Laughlin, Michael George Natchus, Biswanath De, Paul Mitchell Hershberger
  • Patent number: 6591373
    Abstract: In a replicated component system, changing the condition of a component can deleteriously effect the system as a whole unless the result of making such a change may have on other components is considered. In response to a request to change the condition of a subject component to a specified condition, where the request is from a fixed set of request operations, the request is first validated using a particular validation algorithm associated with the request type. If the request is successfully validated (i.e., a determination is made using the validation algorithm that making the requested change will not negatively affect the system or components with which the subject component has a relationship), then the request is realized using a particular realization algorithm associated with the request type. Each validation algorithm and realization algorithm are from fixed sets of such algorithms that are associated with each possible request operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Ardis, Robert Gregg Olsen, Paul Mitchell Pontrelli
  • Patent number: 6580439
    Abstract: In a replicated component system, changing the condition of a component can deleteriously affect the system as a whole unless the result of making such a change may have on other components is considered. In response to a request to change the condition of a subject component to a specified condition, the request is first validated using a particular validation algorithm associated with the request type. Prior to effecting a change to any component in the system, the configuration controller is provided with information that includes the type of component that each component in the system is and the relationships that exist between components. This information is provided through a graphical user interface in which the attributes of each component type and the relationships between components are specified using dialog windows and a canvas window which visually displays representations of each component in the system and the relationships that exist between these components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Ardis, Robert Gregg Olsen, Paul Mitchell Pontrelli
  • Patent number: 6343327
    Abstract: A printstream processor separates documents, e.g. in a printstream or batch, into a physical delivery printstream and an electronic delivery printstream based on delivery preferences stored in a database. The documents in the physical delivery printstream are printed and combined with physical inserts for physical delivery, e.g. by the U.S. Postal Server. The documents in the electronic delivery printstream are combined with electronic inserts for electronic delivery, for example, via electronic mail, facsimile, pager, or to a server on World Wide Web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Paul Daniels, Jr., John Kwant, Paul Mitchell, John Rahrig, Karl Schumacher, Clare Woodman
  • Patent number: 6291818
    Abstract: In order to locate a package (110) which houses active elements including an opto-electric type transducer (100), in a position which assures that the opto-electric sensor and other active elements will be located in proper operative positions when the package is installed in predetermined piece of apparatus, the package casing (102) is provided with location features (112) at least some of which are deformable. During optimization, the package is moved with respect to a target until such time as the sensor is detected as producing an optimal output. Selected location features are then deformed to form location faces (112a) which have a predetermined spatial relationship with the active elements and which ensure that the active elements will be supported in an optimally operative position when the package is operatively disposed in a device such as an optical scanner or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Allport, Graeme Ferrari, Paul Mitchell, David Morgan
  • Patent number: 6141883
    Abstract: A thickness detector is provided for detecting the thickness of envelopes containing documents. The thickness detector detects the thickness of the envelopes at a plurality of points along the length of the envelopes as the envelopes are conveyed along a transport path. The thickness detector includes a fixed roller and a follower roller forming a nip. The follower roller is rotatably mounted on a follower arm that is pivotable relative to the fixed roller. A semi-rigid connecting rod connects the follower arm to a damper that dampens the reciprocal movement of the follower arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Opex Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Mitchell, Erick Christopher Grasmueck
  • Patent number: 5876030
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating handling particularly tab stock in a sheet feeder, having a top feed vacuum corrugated feed head assembly for feeding sheets seriatim from a sheet supply stack. The facilitating apparatus includes a platform adapted to support a sheet supply stack of the tab stock type. A tab stock sheet supply stack is located on the platform in relation to the top feed vacuum corrugated feed head assembly. A force is applied to the tab stock sheet supply stack, such force having at least a component in a direction relative to such tab stock sheet supply stack to prevent individual tab stock sheets in such stack from prematurely moving out of control of the top feed vacuum corrugated feed head assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael T Dobbertin, Henry Paul Mitchell, James Douglas Shifley, Miguel A Triana, Theophilus Casimir Wituszynski
  • Patent number: 5440500
    Abstract: The printwheel setting apparatus is used in a postage meter for setting the posting date printwheels. Each settable member of the apparatus includes digital encoding marks thereon. A charge coupled device is arranged to detect the encoding marks of one or more settable members simultaneously. A lens is disposed between the settable member and the charge coupled device to focus the image of the encoding marks onto the surface of the charge coupled device. Thus, the settings of a number of settable members such as thumbwheels may be determined simultaneously. A shutter may be closed across the charge coupled device to protect it from damage, dust contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes plc.
    Inventors: Paul Mitchell, Peter J. Treadwell
  • Patent number: 5121368
    Abstract: An engine operating time measuring apparatus is provided for use with an engine having an internal magneto-type electrical generator providing an ignition voltage. The engine operating time measuring apparatus includes a housing and a pair of terminals extending outside the housing for connection with the monitored engine and extending inside the housing for connection with the time measuring apparatus. A subassembly including power supply circuitry, a clock movement drive assembly, gear train and mechanical counter for displaying the engine operating time is accurately positioned and retained in the housing cooperatively provided by a counter frame and a plurality of keying and positioning rails formed within the housing. A low torque clock movement for driving the mechanical counter is generated by a crystal-based clock motor movement assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: ENM Company
    Inventors: Nicholas G. Polydoris, Paul Mitchell, Stanislaw Kocol, James George, Stan Mazulis
  • Patent number: 5054620
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracting contents from a plurality of envelopes comprises a device for severing edge portions of the envelopes and for discharging the edge-severed envelopes serially and one at a time, and a device for extracting the contents from the edge-severed envelopes including a pair of conveyor belts which diverge from a nip for receiving the edge-severed envelopes from the severing device, and vacuum ports cooperating with the conveyor belts to separate faces of the envelopes from one another, and a device for separating contents from the separated faces of the envelopes, for discharge from the apparatus. Also a device for receiving the separated contents and envelope faces, and for testing them to verify that only effectively extracted contents are passed on for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Opex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. DeWitt, William R. Lile, Paul Mitchell, Albert F. Stevens
  • Patent number: 4985875
    Abstract: An engine operating time measuring apparatus is provided for use with an engine having an internal magneto-type electrical generator providing an ignition voltage. The engine operating time measuring apparatus includes power supply circuitry coupled to the electrical generator of the monitored engine for supplying operating power to the apparatus in response to generated ignition voltage. Timing circuitry is responsive to the operating power supplying circuitry for generating a clock signal. A counter is responsive to the clock signal for counting the generated clock signal to identify the engine operating time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: ENM Company
    Inventor: Paul Mitchell
  • Patent number: D332923
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: ENM Company
    Inventors: Nicholas G. Polydoris, Paul Mitchell, Stanislaw Kocol, James George, Stan Mazulis