Patents by Inventor Paul Rutherford

Paul Rutherford 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: 20200186353
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for scanning an item utilizing an X-ray scanner in order to facilitate a determination of whether the X-ray radiation penetrated through the entirety of the scanned item. Various embodiments comprise a conveying mechanism, an X-ray emitter, a detector, and an X-ray penetration grid (XPG). The XPG may comprise a radiopaque grid that may serve as a reference for determining whether radiation passes through the scanned item, the grid oriented such that the grid members are neither parallel nor perpendicular to the direction of travel. Such orientation may minimize or eliminate “ghosted” radiation signals included in a visual display of the radiation received by the detector. A scanned item may be oriented with the XPG such that radiation emitted by the X-ray emitter that passes through a portion of the scanned item must also pass through the XPG before being received by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Wendie Patricia Hayler, Mark Rutherford, Marcus A. Jones, Anthony David Kirk, Gilbert Walter Vanorder, Roy Douglas Hudson, Paul Mason, James Termini
  • Patent number: 10571597
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for scanning an item utilizing an X-ray scanner in order to facilitate a determination of whether the X-ray radiation penetrated through the entirety of the scanned item. Various embodiments comprise a conveying mechanism, an X-ray emitter, a detector, and an X-ray penetration grid (XPG). The XPG may comprise a radiopaque grid that may serve as a reference for determining whether radiation passes through the scanned item, the grid oriented such that the grid members are neither parallel nor perpendicular to the direction of travel. Such orientation may minimize or eliminate “ghosted” radiation signals included in a visual display of the radiation received by the detector. A scanned item may be oriented with the XPG such that radiation emitted by the X-ray emitter that passes through a portion of the scanned item must also pass through the XPG before being received by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendie Patricia Hayler, Mark Rutherford, Marcus A. Jones, Anthony David Kirk, Gilbert Walter Vanorder, III, Roy Douglas Hudson, Paul Mason, James Termini
  • Publication number: 20190146116
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for scanning an item utilizing an X-ray scanner in order to facilitate a determination of whether the X-ray radiation penetrated through the entirety of the scanned item. Various embodiments comprise a conveying mechanism, an X-ray emitter, a detector, and an X-ray penetration grid (XPG). The XPG may comprise a radiopaque grid that may serve as a reference for determining whether radiation passes through the scanned item, the grid oriented such that the grid members are neither parallel nor perpendicular to the direction of travel. Such orientation may minimize or eliminate “ghosted” radiation signals included in a visual display of the radiation received by the detector. A scanned item may be oriented with the XPG such that radiation emitted by the X-ray emitter that passes through a portion of the scanned item must also pass through the XPG before being received by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Wendie Patricia Hayler, Mark Rutherford, Marcus A. Jones, Anthony David Kirk, Gilbert Walter Vanorder, III, Roy Douglas Hudson, Paul Mason, James Termini
  • Patent number: 9796508
    Abstract: A caulk storage system for storing an opened calk container includes a calk container that has a tube and a spout. The calk container may contain a fluid calk. A pair of cylinders is provided. The cylinders are matable to each other to define a closed tube. The calk container is positioned in each of the cylinders when the cylinders are mated together. Thus, the pair of cylinders inhibits the fluid calk from drying thereby facilitating the calk container to be stored when the calk container is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Rutherford
  • Patent number: 9736968
    Abstract: A device for retaining a printed circuit board module in a mounting groove of a cold plate, the device comprising an elongated housing made of metal, which has a cross-section in the shape of a horizontal U. A pressure piece made of metal is mounted in the housing so as to be displaceable transversely relative to the rotational axis of the housing and comprises a flat clamping surface on the front side. A rotary cylinder can be rotatably mounted in the housing so as to be transversely displaceable relative to the rotational axis. During a rotation, eccentric guide elements can be used to effect a forward displacement of the rotary cylinder. The pressure piece follows the displacement of the rotary cylinder and slides outward. The waste heat of the printed circuit board module is transported via the housing and the pressure piece to the cold plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Pentair Technical Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Adam Pawlowski, Paul Rutherford
  • Patent number: 9160112
    Abstract: An arrangement for protecting against incorrect plugging of plug-in modules on the front side and rear side of a backplane comprises pairs of guide pin elements with guide pins pointing in opposite directions that extent along a common longitudinal axis perpendicular to the backplane. The guide pin elements engage positively in corresponding guide receptacles of the plug-in modules when they are plugged on in the correct orientation relative to the guide pins. The arrangement comprises means for non-rotatably mounting the guide pin elements on the front side and rear side of the backplane in a predetermined angular position. The two guide pin elements are identical. Arranged between the guide pin elements is a central connecting member that can be inserted in a non-rotatable manner into an attachment hole of the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Pentair Technical Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Rutherford, Christian Ganninger, Sergej Dizel
  • Publication number: 20140127934
    Abstract: An arrangement for protecting against incorrect plugging of plug-in modules on the front side and rear side of a backplane comprises pairs of guide pin elements with guide pins pointing in opposite directions that extent along a common longitudinal axis perpendicular to the backplane. The guide pin elements engage positively in corresponding guide receptacles of the plug-in modules when they are plugged on in the correct orientation relative to the guide pins. The arrangement comprises means for non-rotatably mounting the guide pin elements on the front side and rear side of the backplane in a predetermined angular position. The two guide pin elements are identical. Arranged between the guide pin elements is a central connecting member that can be inserted in a non-rotatable manner into an attachment hole of the backplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Rutherford, Christian Ganninger, Sergej Dizel
  • Publication number: 20130309007
    Abstract: A device for retaining a printed circuit board module in a mounting groove of a cold plate, the device comprising an elongated housing made of metal, which has a cross-section in the shape of a horizontal U. A pressure piece made of metal is mounted in the housing so as to be displaceable transversely relative to the rotational axis of the housing and comprises a flat clamping surface on the front side. A rotary cylinder can be rotatably mounted in the housing so as to be transversely displaceable relative to the rotational axis. During a rotation, eccentric guide elements can be used to effect a forward displacement of the rotary cylinder. The pressure piece follows the displacement of the rotary cylinder and slides outward. The waste heat of the printed circuit board module is transported via the housing and the pressure piece to the cold plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Adam Pawlowski, Paul Rutherford
  • Patent number: 7983053
    Abstract: An electronic plug-in module for accommodation in a module rack with a mounting rail, wherein the plug-in module includes a circuit board, a front plate and a mounting device, the mounting device comprises a bearing part, a tensioning part and a fixation element, the bearing part is fixed on front plate, and the tensioning part is connected frictionally to the fixation element and the bearing part in such a manner that a force, by means of which the plug-in module is held with its front plate in a defined position relative to the module rack, is exerted onto the plug-in module transversely to the insertion direction of the plug-in module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Schroff GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Joist, Rainer Weber, Klaus-Michael Thalau, Paul Rutherford
  • Publication number: 20090175007
    Abstract: An electronic plug-in module for accommodation in a module rack with a mounting rail, wherein the plug-in module includes a circuit board, a front plate and a mounting device, the mounting device comprises a bearing part, a tensioning part and a fixation element, the bearing part is fixed on front plate, and the tensioning part is connected frictionally to the fixation element and the bearing part in such a manner that a force, by means of which the plug-in module is held with its front plate in a defined position relative to the module rack, is exerted onto the plug-in module transversely to the insertion direction of the plug-in module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: Schroff GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Joist, Rainer Weber, Klaus-Michael Thalau, Paul Rutherford
  • Patent number: 7473855
    Abstract: A HF sealing strip (1) for electromagnetically shielded, insertable electronic modules comprises a core (2) of an elastically deformable material and a cover (3) of a flexible, conductive textile fabric. The cross section of the core (2) corresponds to an isosceles triangle with obtuse angle at the top. One section of the cover (3) forms a level contact surface (4), to which adhesive strips (7a; 7b; 8) are attached. In the region of the edges for the contact surface (4), the cover (3) of a textile fabric is used to form double-layer flaps (6a, 6b) without an elastic core. These flaps (6a, 6b) form reinforced, level outside edges of the HF sealing strip (1), which can thus better withstand shearing forces transverse to the contact surface (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignees: Schroff GmbH, MTC Micro Tech Components GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Rutherford, Michael Joist, Peter Dratwa
  • Publication number: 20060272855
    Abstract: A HF sealing strip (1) for electromagnetically shielded, insertable electronic modules comprises a core (2) of an elastically deformable material and a cover (3) of a flexible, conductive textile fabric. The cross section of the core (2) corresponds to an isosceles triangle with obtuse angle at the top. One section of the cover (3) forms a level contact surface (4), to which adhesive strips (7a; 7b; 8) are attached. In the region of the edges for the contact surface (4), the cover (3) of a textile fabric is used to form double-layer flaps (6a, 6b) without an elastic core. These flaps (6a, 6b) form reinforced, level outside edges of the HF sealing strip (1), which can thus better withstand shearing forces transverse to the contact surface (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Applicants: Schroff GmbH, MTC Micro Tech Components GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Rutherford, Michael Joist, Peter Dratwa
  • Publication number: 20060215373
    Abstract: A device for levering in and levering out a plug-in unit into and out of a module carrier includes a corner piece adapted for being arranged in a frontal region of the plug-in unit, and a pull lever comprising. The pull lever includes a lever positioned to be pivotable on the corner piece. The lever has a long lever arm and a short lever arm that is adapted to be supported on a lateral profile of the module carrier. The pull lever further includes a handle rotatably positioned on the long lever arm of the lever. The handle is arranged to be displaceable in a longitudinal direction between a starting position in which the handle is freely rotatable, and an engaged position in which the handle is connected force-locking with the long lever arm for pivoting the lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: Schroff GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Joist, Paul Rutherford, Heinz Euchner, Klaus-Michael Thalau
  • Patent number: 7071409
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure having an improved sealing and shielding component and a method of manufacturing such an enclosure is provided. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, a wire mesh is positioned against the surface of the enclosure. While the wire mesh is being positioned against the enclosure surface, a foam is formed on the enclosure surface adjacent the wire mesh. The foam generally adheres to the enclosure surface and holds the wire mesh in place. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the foam has a height equal to or greater than the height of the wire mesh. The improved sealing and shielding components can, for example, improve the sealing and shielding of the electrical enclosure as compared to conventional electrical enclosures. The present electrical enclosure may, for example, also reduce the cost of manufacturing electrical enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: John Emil Richard, William Joseph Nepsha, Timothy Lloyd Mullen, Thomas R. Hurney, Paul Rutherford, Jr., Tom Erickson, Chuck Lavigne, Thomas E. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20040012932
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure having an improved sealing and shielding component and a method of manufacturing such an enclosure is provided. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, a wire mesh is positioned against the surface of the enclosure. While the wire mesh is being positioned against the enclosure surface, a foam is formed on the enclosure surface adjacent the wire mesh. The foam generally adheres to the enclosure surface and holds the wire mesh in place. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the foam has a height equal to or greater than the height of the wire mesh. The improved sealing and shielding components can, for example, improve the sealing and shielding of the electrical enclosure as compared to conventional electrical enclosures. The present electrical enclosure may, for example, also reduce the cost of manufacturing electrical enclosures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Applicant: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: John Emil Richard, William Joseph Nepsha, Timothy Lloyd Mullen, Thomas R. Hurney, Paul Rutherford, Tom Erickson, Chuck Lavigne, Thomas E. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6408506
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure having an improved sealing and shielding component and a method of manufacturing such an enclosure is provided. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, a wire mesh is positioned against the surface of the enclosure. While the wire mesh is being positioned against the enclosure surface, a foam is formed on the enclosure surface adjacent the wire mesh. The foam generally adheres to the enclosure surface and holds the wire mesh in place. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the foam has a height equal to or greater than the height of the wire mesh. The improved sealing and shielding components can, for example, improve the sealing and shielding of the electrical enclosure as compared to conventional electrical enclosures. The present electrical enclosure may, for example, also reduce the cost of manufacturing electrical enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: John Emil Richard, William Joseph Nepsha, Timothy Lloyd Mullen, Thomas R. Hurney, Paul Rutherford, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20010009194
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure having an improved sealing and shielding component and a method of manufacturing such an enclosure is provided. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, a wire mesh is positioned against the surface of the enclosure. While the wire mesh is being positioned against the enclosure surface, a foam is formed on the enclosure surface adjacent the wire mesh. The foam generally adheres to the enclosure surface and holds the wire mesh in place. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the foam has a height equal to or greater than the height of the wire mesh. The improved sealing and shielding components can, for example, improve the sealing and shielding of the electrical enclosure as compared to conventional electrical enclosures. The present electrical enclosure may, for example, also reduce the cost of manufacturing electrical enclosures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Publication date: July 26, 2001
    Applicant: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: John Emil Richard, William Joseph Nepsha, Timothy Mullen, Thomas Hurney, Paul Rutherford Jr.
  • Patent number: 6188014
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure having an improved sealing and shielding component and a method of manufacturing such an enclosure is provided. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, a wire mesh is positioned against the surface of the enclosure. While the wire mesh is being positioned against the enclosure surface, a foam is formed on the enclosure surface adjacent the wire mesh. The foam generally adheres to the enclosure surface and holds the wire mesh in place. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the foam has a height equal to or greater than the height of the wire mesh. The improved sealing and shielding components can, for example, improve the sealing and shielding of the electrical enclosure as compared to conventional electrical enclosures. The present electrical enclosure may, for example, also reduce the cost of manufacturing electrical enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: John Emil Richard, William Joseph Nepsha, Timothy Lloyd Mullen, Thomas R. Hurney, Paul Rutherford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5894106
    Abstract: The invention deals with an electronics cabinet with a shelving frame of sectional rails 8 on which casings 2,3 are attached. On the insides 19 of the casings 2,3, longitudinal grooves 38 are designed in which contact springs 24 lock into. The contact ridges 27 of these contact springs 24 lie at each neighboring sectional rail 8 when the casings 2,3 are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: Schroff GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Martin Schwenk, Uwe Rieger, Hennin Wick, deceased, Paul Rutherford