Patents by Inventor Peter L. Grant

Peter L. Grant 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: 10362927
    Abstract: An endoscope has a pannable camera at the distal end of its insertion shaft, the pannable camera assembly being pivotable to provide a range of a field of view that can be equal to or greater than 180 degrees. A terminal light emitting element may be mounted to the camera assembly in order to illuminate the immediate field of view of the camera sensor regardless of the rotational position of the camera assembly. A fluid-carrying conduit of the insertion section may also be used to house functional components, including the camera assembly, actuation cables, a communications cable connected to the camera sensor, and/or a fiberoptic cable providing light to the light emitting element. A distal section of the endoscope handle may be rotatable relative to a proximal hand-held section of the endo scope handle, a rotary encoder being provided to convert the rotational position of the insertion shaft relative to the handle into a signal for the purpose of image orientation correction by an electronic processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Kevin L. Grant, Jason A. Demers, Peter K. Vondras, Stephen L. Fichera, Timothy D. Moreau
  • Patent number: 5624815
    Abstract: A method for analyzing solid material in a liquid sample comprises the steps of: distributing the sample equally by passage through a number of discrete wells adapted to retain the solid material, the concentration of solid material being such that it is absent in at least one well; and analyzing the wells for the presence of retained solid material. A device adapted for use in a method for analyzing solid material in a liquid sample comprises the combination of: a container for the sample; a unit comprising a number of discrete wells adapted to retain the solid material and allow the passage of liquid under the application of reduced pressure; structure for drawing liquid from the container and through the wells under reduced pressure; and a manifold or other element that provides uniform distribution of the sample passing from the container into the wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Celsis International plc
    Inventors: Peter L. Grant, Nicholas P. M. Foote, Michael Noble, Christopher T. Evans
  • Patent number: 5558919
    Abstract: A duct cover for use with a duct within a vehicle, the duct cover operative for directing a fluid flow. The duct cover being further operative for minimizing the entrance of foreign object debris into the duct. The duct cover has a flow directing honeycomb portion for conducting the passing fluid flow in a preferred direction. The flow directing honeycomb comprises an array of continuous, polygon shaped open cells which are biased with respect to the initial fluid flow direction. The periphery of the flow directing honeycomb is rigidized to stiffen the same for minimizing the displacements thereof. The rigidity is provided by a framing member comprising upper and lower skin structures affixed to a core material. The framing member is preferably adhesively bonded to the flow directing honeycomb by means of a foaming adhesive and a barrier member. The barrier member is operative for minimizing the expansion of the foaming adhesive into the open cells of the honeycomb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Darryl M. Toni, Peter L. Grant, Craig F. Johnson, Steven R. Hayse, William V. Forster, Kenneth Nowak, Larry J. Osiecki
  • Patent number: 5415364
    Abstract: A fairing 122 is provided for covering a wire strike cutter 120. The fairing 122 comprises a microwave energy absorbing core 150 covered by dielectric skin 160,161,165,166. The fairing 122 reduces the radar signature of the wire cutter and fractures in response to a wire strike so as to permit the cutter to capture and cut a wire/cable. At least one projection 135 is formed on the fairing 122 for catching a slack wire/cable as it slides up the fairing, the projection holds the wire/cable until tension develops to fracture the fairing, thereby permitting the wire/cable to pass through to the wire cutter where it is subsequently cut. The fairing 122 minimizes drag and improves the aircraft's aerodynamic characteristics by directing the airflow around the wire cutter and equipment adjacent to the wire cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Assignee: Untied Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Peter L. Grant
  • Patent number: 5154371
    Abstract: A support truss for the main rotor assembly of a helicopter is configured to structurally support the main rotor assembly in integrated combination with the helicopter airframe and to transmit dynamic and static longitudinal, lateral, vertical, and torsional loads of the main rotor assembly into the helicopter airframe at two distinct, spaced-apart load transfer levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Peter L. Grant, Darryl M. Toni