Patents by Inventor Richard A. Stone

Richard A. Stone 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: 10465310
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for electrochemical etching are disclosed. The method comprises immersing parts of objects (2) to be etched in an electrolyte (4), applying a voltage between the objects (2) and at least one electrode (6) to cause an electrochemical reaction between the objects (2) and the electrolyte (4), and positioning the objects (2) and electrodes (6) relative to each other such that a reaction product accumulates on the objects (2) during the reaction to reduce the rate of the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
    Inventors: Richard Stone, Dagou Zeze
  • Publication number: 20190277593
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of firearms, and in particular to a bipod for supporting a firearm, particularly high-calibre weapons. A bipod for supporting a bipod for supporting a firearm having a barrel, the bipod comprising: two legs rotatably mounted at respective opposing ends of a yoke and moveable between folded, intermediate, and firing positions, an elongate support member extending rearwardly of the yoke, and attachment means for attaching the bipod to the firearm in which the elongate support member is fixed to the yoke, and the attachment means is pivotally mounted on the elongate support number to permit canting of the firearm about a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Spartan Precision Equipment Limited
    Inventors: James Barr, Richard Stone, Rob Gipson
  • Publication number: 20190224048
    Abstract: Systems for lowering intraocular pressure of glaucoma patients are provided. An exemplary system of lowering intraocular pressure include an adjustable nanoscale plate structure to create an external reservoir. Methods of lowering intraocular pressure using such systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Inventors: Richard Stone, Eydie Miller, Brandon W. Kao, Adarsh Battu, Rui Jing Jiang
  • Publication number: 20170088972
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for electrochemical etching are disclosed. The method comprises immersing parts of objects (2) to be etched in an electrolyte (4), applying a voltage between the objects (2) and at least one electrode (6) to cause an electrochemical reaction between the objects (2) and the electrolyte (4), and positioning the objects (2) and electrodes (6) relative to each other such that a reaction product accumulates on the objects (2) during the reaction to reduce the rate of the reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Richard STONE, Dagou ZEZE
  • Patent number: 9439453
    Abstract: A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. It also includes a mouth-end segment; an aerosol-generation system disposed between the lighting and mouth ends, which includes (i) a heat-generation segment adjacent the smokable segment, including a heat source and an insulation layer and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment including a substrate, which may include tobacco pellets and aerosol-forming material disposed in a substrate cavity between the heat generation segment and the mouth end; a piece of outer wrapping material that provides an overwrap around at least a portion of the aerosol-generating segment, the heat-generation segment, and at least a portion of the smokable segment and includes a foil strip laminated thereon; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the mouth-end segment using tipping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Billy Tyrone Conner, Andries Don Sebastian, Evon Llewellyn Crooks, Timothy Frederick Thomas, James Richard Stone, Chandra K. Banerjee, Yi-Ping Chang, Vernon Brent Barnes, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, David Neil McClanahan, Carolyn R. Carpenter, Timothy B. Nestor, Jackie L. White
  • Patent number: 9345268
    Abstract: A method of modifying the moisture content of fuel elements used in making smoking articles. The method may include overwrapped fuel elements, smoking article components, and/or assembled smoking articles being subjected to drying by flowed ambient air. Unheated air is flowed over the fuel components to adjust and maintain a desired moisture content of the fuel components to a level that permits cutting of the fuel components without chipping or cracking. After the fuel components are cut into individual or two-up fuel elements and combined with smoking article components that may include up to an entire filtered or unfiltered smoking article, they may have more ambient air flowed over them to further reduce the moisture content to a desired level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: James Richard Stone, Billy Tyrone Conner, Vernon Brent Barnes
  • Publication number: 20150359259
    Abstract: A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. It also includes a mouth-end segment; an aerosol-generation system disposed between the lighting and mouth ends, which includes (i) a heat-generation segment adjacent the smokable segment, including a heat source and an insulation layer and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment including a substrate, which may include tobacco pellets and aerosol-forming material disposed in a substrate cavity between the heat generation segment and the mouth end; a piece of outer wrapping material that provides an overwrap around at least a portion of the aerosol-generating segment, the heat-generation segment, and at least a portion of the smokable segment and includes a foil strip laminated thereon; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the mouth-end segment using tipping material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Billy Tyrone Conner, Andries Don Sebastian, Evon Llewellyn Crooks, Timothy Frederick Thomas, James Richard Stone, Chandra K. Banerjee, Yi-Ping Chang, Vernon Brent Barnes, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, David Neil McClanahan, Carolyn R. Carpenter, Timothy B. Nestor, Jackie L. White
  • Patent number: 9149072
    Abstract: A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. It also includes a mouth-end segment; an aerosol-generation system disposed between the lighting and mouth ends, which includes (i) a heat-generation segment adjacent the smokable segment, including a heat source and an insulation layer and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment including a substrate, which may include tobacco pellets and aerosol-forming material disposed in a substrate cavity between the heat generation segment and the mouth end; a piece of outer wrapping material that provides an overwrap around at least a portion of the aerosol-generating segment, the heat-generation segment, and at least a portion of the smokable segment and includes a foil strip laminated thereon; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the mouth-end segment using tipping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Billy Tyrone Conner, Andries Don Sebastian, Evon Llewellyn Crooks, Timothy Frederick Thomas, James Richard Stone, Chandra Kumar Banerjee, Yi-Ping Chang, Vernon Brent Barnes, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, David Neil McClanahan, Carolyn Rierson Carpenter, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jackie Lee White
  • Publication number: 20140364020
    Abstract: A kayak motor attachment device for fastening a motor to a kayak comprising an elongated frame, where the elongated frame includes a pair of slots; a pair of fishing pole supports inserted into a pair of receiving holes positioned at a back of the kayak, where the pair of fishing pole supports attach to the elongated frame with a plurality of bolts through the pair of slots; an attachment housing secured to an end of the elongated frame; a support shaft attached to the attachment housing, where the support shaft rotates within the attachment housing to guide a propeller at a bottom end of the support shaft; and a motor attached atop the support shaft to power the propeller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Stone, Charmaine Stone
  • Publication number: 20130269720
    Abstract: A method of modifying the moisture content of fuel elements used in making smoking articles. The method may include overwrapped fuel elements, smoking article components, and/or assembled smoking articles being subjected to drying by flowed ambient air. Unheated air is flowed over the fuel components to adjust and maintain a desired moisture content of the fuel components to a level that permits cutting of the fuel components without chipping or cracking. After the fuel components are cut into individual or two-up fuel elements and combined with smoking article components that may include up to an entire filtered or unfiltered smoking article, they may have more ambient air flowed over them to further reduce the moisture content to a desired level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: James Richard Stone, Billly Tyrone Conner, Vernon Brent Barnes
  • Publication number: 20120244313
    Abstract: A seaming element and a method of seaming an industrial textile. The seaming element comprises first and second components, each constructed of a substantially planar polymeric film, comprising a textile body contacting portion and a free edge, and at least one row of pairs of substantially parallel slits spaced across the component, the slits having first ends substantially equidistant from the free edge of the component, and the pairs of slits defining strips which are deformable out of a plane of the film. When the two components are attached respectively to textile edges to be seamed, and the components are brought together, deformed strips of the first component are alignable with deformed strips of the second component to interengage the two components and to define a channel for a seam securing means, thus providing a simple and secure seam which is compatible with the properties of the textile body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Stone, Allan Manninen, Michel Lacroix
  • Publication number: 20120178330
    Abstract: A multilayer woven industrial fabric comprises at least two layers of weft yarns interwoven with at least one system of warp yarns. At least some of the machine side (MS) weft yarns are arranged as complementary pairs, such that for each pair, the members follow mutually complementary paths, and exchange positions with each other so that, in the MS surface, the path of a pair of weft yarns appears to be that of a single yarn. The complementary weft yarns interweave only with the MS warp yarns and do not appear in the paper side. The unique MS weft yarn arrangement allows for the use of smaller yarns, while increasing fabric stiffness and dimensional stability, and is applicable to any multi-layer fabric design which includes at least two layers of weft yarns and one system of warp yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Stone
  • Patent number: 8203229
    Abstract: An auxiliary drive/brake system for a wind turbine includes an impulse, high torque motor, a gearbox transmission, a drive shaft, and a transfer gearbox that connects to either the wind turbine low-speed shaft or to the wind turbine gearbox. Control of the auxiliary drive/brake system is performed by a programmable computer-based motor drive control system in combination with instrumentation and sensors fitted to the rotating wind turbine components. Torque and horsepower created by the present auxiliary drive/brake system is transferred into the wind turbine low-speed shaft where it combines with the torque and horsepower created by the wind acting on the wind turbine rotor blades, the combined torque and horsepower is transferred from the wind turbine low-speed shaft into the wind turbine gearbox and the wind turbine generator, causing the wind turbine generator to operate and produce electricity which is supplied to the power company.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Challenger Design, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Stone
  • Patent number: 8147653
    Abstract: A woven filtration fabric for cellulosic sheet formation. The warp yarns comprise intrinsic binder yarn pairs, and a set of dedicated machine side layer warp yarns. The members of each intrinsic binder yarn pair alternate with each other to define a single combined path in each layer. Whenever a member interweaves with a machine side layer weft yarn, at least one machine side layer warp yarn interweaves with the same weft yarn in the same knuckle. In some embodiments, the members form double knuckles in the machine side layer, firstly together with a first machine side layer warp yarn and then together with a second machine side layer warp yarn. The warp yarn path ratio of machine side layer warp yarns to single combined paths of the intrinsic binder yarn pairs is at least 1.5:1. The fabrics provide increased center plane resistance, resulting in improved drainage and sheet uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Stone, Roger Danby
  • Publication number: 20120067360
    Abstract: A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. It also includes a mouth-end segment; an aerosol-generation system disposed between the lighting and mouth ends, which includes (i) a heat-generation segment adjacent the smokable segment, including a heat source and an insulation layer and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment including a substrate, which may include tobacco pellets and aerosol-forming material disposed in a substrate cavity between the heat generation segment and the mouth end; a piece of outer wrapping material that provides an overwrap around at least a portion of the aerosol-generating segment, the heat-generation segment, and at least a portion of the smokable segment and includes a foil strip laminated thereon; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the mouth-end segment using tipping material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Billy Tyrone Conner, Andries Don Sebastian, Evon Llewellyn Crooks, Timothy Frederick Thomas, James Richard Stone, Chandra Kumar Banerjee, Yi-Ping Chang, Vernon Brent Barnes, Alvaro Gonzalez-Parra, David Neil McClanahan, Carolyn Rierson Carpenter, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jackie Lee White
  • Publication number: 20120042885
    Abstract: A cigarette includes lighting and mouth ends. It may include a smokable segment disposed at the lighting end. It also includes a mouth-end segment; an aerosol-generation system disposed between the lighting and mouth ends, which includes (i) a heat-generation segment adjacent the smokable segment, including a heat source configured to be activated by combustion of a smokable material and an insulation layer, and (ii) an aerosol-generating segment including a monolithic substrate with aerosol-forming material disposed between, but physically separate from, each of the heat generation segment and the mouth end; a piece of outer wrapping material that provides an overwrap around at least a portion of the aerosol-generating segment, the heat-generation segment, and at least a portion of the smokable segment; those segments being connected together by the overwrap to provide a cigarette rod; that is connected to the cigarette rod using tipping material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: James Richard Stone, Chandra K. Banerjee, Yi-Ping Chang, Billy Tyrone Conner
  • Patent number: 8065802
    Abstract: A shaving razor has a housing joined to a handle, one or more blades mounted in the housing and a light source. The light source projects a defined image indicating the exact location of a blade edge on the skin of a user enabling the user to properly align the blade edge on the skin during shaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Oliver David Oglesby, Sean Peter Clarke, Terence Gordon Royle, Luke Richard Stone, Laurence John Robinson, John James Wlassich
  • Publication number: 20110258855
    Abstract: A shaving razor has a housing joined to a handle, one or more blades mounted in the housing and a light source. The light source projects a defined image of a line segment indicating the exact location of a blade edge on the skin of a user enabling the user to properly align the blade edge on the skin during shaving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Oliver David Oglesby, Sean Peter Clarke, Terence Gordon Royle, Luke Richard Stone, Laurence John Robinson, John James Wlassich
  • Publication number: 20110114278
    Abstract: A woven filtration fabric for cellulosic sheet formation. The warp yarns comprise intrinsic binder yarn pairs, and a set of dedicated machine side layer warp yarns. The members of each intrinsic binder yarn pair alternate with each other to define a single combined path in each layer. Whenever a member interweaves with a machine side layer weft yarn, at least one machine side layer warp yarn interweaves with the same weft yarn in the same knuckle. In some embodiments, the members form double knuckles in the machine side layer, firstly together with a first machine side layer warp yarn and then together with a second machine side layer warp yarn. The warp yarn path ratio of machine side layer warp yarns to single combined paths of the intrinsic binder yarn pairs is at least 1.5:1. The fabrics provide increased center plane resistance, resulting in improved drainage and sheet uniformity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Stone, Roger Danby
  • Publication number: 20100314881
    Abstract: An auxiliary drive/brake system for a wind turbine. The auxiliary drive/brake system includes an impulse, high torque electric motor connected to a motor drive control system which controls the impulse high torque electric motor. The auxiliary drive/brake system further includes a gearbox transmission, a drive shaft, and a transfer gearbox that connects to either the wind turbine low-speed shaft or to the wind turbine gearbox. The drive system provides impulse operation of the wind turbine. Control of the auxiliary drive/brake system is performed by an electronic speed control in combination with either a motor drive control system or an electronic variable speed drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Stone