Patents by Inventor Peter Bishop

Peter Bishop 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: 10293525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a threaded bolt. A blank is introduced into a threaded-bolt negative mold. The blank has a bolt-shaped portion. Fibers which are aligned in the longitudinal direction of the bolt-shaped portion are embedded in a plastics material in the blank. Pressure is exerted on the blank in order to deform the blank in the negative mold such that a threaded structure is formed on a circumferential face of the bolt-shaped portion. The invention moreover relates to a threaded bolt which is manufacturable by this method, and to a system which is conceived for carrying out the method. Lightweight and hard-wearing threaded bolts may be manufactured by the method according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Bishop GmbH
    Inventors: Oumarou Sodore, Peter Bishop
  • Publication number: 20190134637
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to capillarity-based devices for performing chemical processes and associated system and methods. In one embodiment, for example, a device can include a porous receiving element having an input region and a receiving region, a first fluid source and a second fluid source positioned within the input region of the receiving element; wherein the first fluid source is positioned between the second fluid source and the receiving region, and wherein, when both the first and second fluid sources are in fluid connection with the input region, the device is configured to sequentially deliver the first fluid and the second fluid to the receiving region without leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Bishop, Joshua Buser, Samantha Byrnes, Shivani Dharmaraja, Elain S. Fu, Jared Houghtaling, Peter C. Kauffman, Sujatha Kumar, Lisa Lafleur, Tinny Liang, Barry Lutz, Bhushan Toley, Maxwell Wheeler, Paul Yager, Xiaohong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190027847
    Abstract: This disclosure provides for an apparatus for connecting a first printed circuit board to a second printed circuit board. More specifically, an apparatus that includes a first receptacle assembly, a second receptacle assembly, and a contact bridge is disclosed. In an embodiment, the contact bridge conductively connects with the first receptacle assembly and the second receptacle assembly. In an embodiment, the contact bridge is disposed between sets of contact beams of the first and second receptacle assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Brent LYBRAND, Norman HUNTLEY, Peter BISHOP
  • Patent number: 10116067
    Abstract: A single element electrical connector includes a single conductive contact element formed into a cage structure having a wire insert end and a wire contact end along a longitudinal centerline axis of the connector. The cage structure defines an upper pick-up surface having a surface area suitable for placement of a suction nozzle of a vacuum transfer device, as well as a pair of contact tines biased towards the centerline axis to define a contact pinch point for an exposed core of a wire inserted into the connector. A contact surface is defined by a member of the cage structure for electrical mating contact with a respective contact element on a component on which the connector is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Publication number: 20180006383
    Abstract: A single element electrical connector includes a single conductive contact element formed into a cage structure having a wire insert end and a wire contact end along a longitudinal centerline axis of the connector. The cage structure defines an upper pick-up surface having a surface area suitable for placement of a suction nozzle of a vacuum transfer device, as well as a pair of contact tines biased towards the centerline axis to define a contact pinch point for an exposed core of a wire inserted into the connector. A contact surface is defined by a member of the cage structure for electrical mating contact with a respective contact element on a component on which the connector is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Peter BISHOP
  • Publication number: 20170312948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a threaded bolt. A blank is introduced into a threaded-bolt negative mold. The blank has a bolt-shaped portion. Fibers which are aligned in the longitudinal direction of the bolt-shaped portion are embedded in a plastics material in the blank. Pressure is exerted on the blank in order to deform the blank in the negative mold such that a threaded structure is formed on a circumferential face of the bolt-shaped portion. The invention moreover relates to a threaded bolt which is manufacturable by this method, and to a system which is conceived for carrying out the method. Lightweight and hard-wearing threaded bolts may be manufactured by the method according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Oumarou Sodore, Peter Bishop
  • Patent number: 9768527
    Abstract: A single element electrical connector includes a single conductive contact element formed into a cage structure having a wire insert end and a wire contact end along a longitudinal centerline axis of the connector. The cage structure defines an upper pick-up surface having a surface area suitable for placement of a suction nozzle of a vacuum transfer device, as well as a pair of contact tines biased towards the centerline axis to define a contact pinch point for an exposed core of a wire inserted into the connector. A contact surface is defined by a member of the cage structure for electrical mating contact with a respective contact element on a component on which the connector is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Patent number: 9625130
    Abstract: An LED light assembly includes a plurality of LED printed circuit boards (PCB), with each LED PCB having at least one LED bulb and electrical connector pads configured at each opposite end of the boards. A two-component surface mount electrical connector is configured to connect one end of a first LED PCB to an end of a second said LED PCB such that the first and second LED PCBs are electrically connected end-to-end. The connected LED PCBs may be configured in a light tube that includes connector end caps for mounting the light tube in a light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Publication number: 20170025770
    Abstract: A single element electrical connector includes a single conductive contact element formed into a cage structure having a wire insert end and a wire contact end along a longitudinal centerline axis of the connector. The cage structure defines an upper pick-up surface having a surface area suitable for placement of a suction nozzle of a vacuum transfer device, as well as a pair of contact tines biased towards the centerline axis to define a contact pinch point for an exposed core of a wire inserted into the connector. A contact surface is defined by a member of the cage structure for electrical mating contact with a respective contact element on a component on which the connector is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventor: Peter BISHOP
  • Patent number: 9466893
    Abstract: A single element electrical connector includes a single conductive contact element formed into a cage structure having a wire insert end and a wire contact end along a longitudinal centerline axis of the connector. The cage structure defines an upper pick-up surface having a surface area suitable for placement of a suction nozzle of a vacuum transfer device, as well as a pair of contact tines biased towards the centerline axis to define a contact pinch point for an exposed core of a wire inserted into the connector. A contact surface is defined by a member of the cage structure for electrical mating contact with a respective contact element on a component on which the connector is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Publication number: 20160248175
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an insulated body, a conductive contact disposed in the insulated body, and a button disposed on the insulated body. The insulated body can receive a wire through an opening in the insulated body. The conductive contact contacts the wire and secures the wire through a compression force exerted on the wire. The button has a neutral position and a depressed position, and the button in the depressed position is configured to reduce the compression force exerted on the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Peter BISHOP
  • Patent number: 9343828
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an insulated body, a conductive contact disposed in the insulated body, and a button disposed on the insulated body. The insulated body can receive a wire through an opening in the insulated body. The conductive contact contacts the wire and secures the wire through a compression force exerted on the wire. The button has a neutral position and a depressed position, and the button in the depressed position is configured to reduce the compression force exerted on the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Patent number: 9306297
    Abstract: A single element electrical connector includes a single conductive contact element formed into a cage structure having a wire insert end and a wire contact end along a longitudinal centerline axis of the connector. One wall of the cage structure includes a tab that extends into a recess included in another wall of the cage structure. The cage structure defines an upper pick-up surface having a surface area suitable for placement of a suction nozzle of a vacuum transfer device, as well as a pair of contact tines biased towards the centerline axis to define a contact pinch point for an exposed core of a wire inserted into the connector. A contact surface is defined by a member of the cage structure for electrical mating contact with a respective contact element on a component on which the connector is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Publication number: 20160043814
    Abstract: A method of monitoring operational status of a plurality of base station sites in a wireless telecommunication network, a computer program product and monitoring unit operable to perform that method. The method comprises: receiving an indication of an operational characteristic of at least one power supply provided at least one of the plurality of base station sites; analysing the operational characteristic to determine to whether the base station site is operational; and providing an indication of determined operational status in respect of the plurality of base station sites in a wireless telecommunication network. Aspects recognise that monitoring operational characteristics of cell site power usage and similar power parameters may provide information to a central controller which can be of use in maintaining an operational telecommunications network in the event of a disaster or similar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventor: Peter BISHOP
  • Publication number: 20150380835
    Abstract: A single element electrical connector includes a single conductive contact element formed into a cage structure having a wire insert end and a wire contact end along a longitudinal centerline axis of the connector. The cage structure defines an upper pick-up surface having a surface area suitable for placement of a suction nozzle of a vacuum transfer device, as well as a pair of contact tines biased towards the centerline axis to define a contact pinch point for an exposed core of a wire inserted into the connector. A contact surface is defined by a member of the cage structure for electrical mating contact with a respective contact element on a component on which the connector is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter BISHOP
  • Publication number: 20150311603
    Abstract: A single element electrical connector includes a single conductive contact element formed into a cage structure having a wire insert end and a wire contact end along a longitudinal centerline axis of the connector. One wall of the cage structure includes a tab that extends into a recess included in another wall of the cage structure. The cage structure defines an upper pick-up surface having a surface area suitable for placement of a suction nozzle of a vacuum transfer device, as well as a pair of contact tines biased towards the centerline axis to define a contact pinch point for an exposed core of a wire inserted into the connector. A contact surface is defined by a member of the cage structure for electrical mating contact with a respective contact element on a component on which the connector is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: AVX Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Patent number: 9166325
    Abstract: A single element electrical connector includes a single conductive contact element formed into a cage structure having a wire insert end and a wire contact end along a longitudinal centerline axis of the connector. The cage structure defines an upper pick-up surface having a surface area suitable for placement of a suction nozzle of a vacuum transfer device, as well as a pair of contact tines biased towards the centerline axis to define a contact pinch point for an exposed core of a wire inserted into the connector. A contact surface is defined by a member of the cage structure for electrical mating contact with a respective contact element on a component on which the connector is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Publication number: 20150270626
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an insulated body, a conductive contact disposed in the insulated body, and a button disposed on the insulated body. The insulated body can receive a wire through an opening in the insulated body. The conductive contact contacts the wire and secures the wire through a compression force exerted on the wire. The button has a neutral position and a depressed position, and the button in the depressed position is configured to reduce the compression force exerted on the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Peter BISHOP
  • Patent number: 9136641
    Abstract: A single element electrical connector includes a single conductive contact element formed into a cage structure having a wire insert end and a wire contact end along a longitudinal centerline axis of the connector. The cage structure defines an upper pick-up surface having a surface area suitable for placement of a suction nozzle of a vacuum transfer device, as well as a pair of contact tines biased towards the centerline axis to define a contact pinch point for an exposed core of a wire inserted into the connector. A contact surface is defined by a member of the cage structure for electrical mating contact with a respective contact element on a component on which the connector is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Patent number: 8944378
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for adapting a seat row arrangement in an airplane in order to set seat row distances, wherein the currently desired pattern of seat row positions is stored in a control device and wherein the seat rows are mounted on seat tracks (4) extending in the longitudinal direction and can be locked therein against longitudinal movements by a locking mechanism (12, 13) associated with each seat row, wherein each seat row whose position is to be changed is, under control of the control device, unlocked by releasing the locking mechanism for the seat row, is moved automatically on its seat tracks to the predetermined position by operating drive means under the control of the control device, and is locked there on the seat tracks by the control device by actuating the locking mechanism, characterized in that at least one cable (6) which is extending in the longitudinal direction along the cabin is driven by a motor to move back and forth in a manner controlled by the control device, each s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bishop GmbH Aeronautical Engineers
    Inventors: Peter Bishop, Oumarou Sodore