Patents by Inventor Richard E. Thompson

Richard E. Thompson 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: 10557304
    Abstract: An arrangement for mounting an actuator button to a rail wherein the fastener for securing the button housing to the rail is hidden from view of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Anderson, Eugene W. Thompson, Robert E. Fisher, II
  • Patent number: 10535440
    Abstract: A neutron absorbing apparatus, for insertion into a fuel cell storage system, includes a corner spine, a first wall and a second wall, each wall being affixed to the corner spine to form a chevron shape. Each wall includes an absorption sheet affixed to the corner spine, each absorption sheet being formed of a metal matrix composite having neutron absorbing particulate reinforcement, and a guide sheet affixed to and covering a fractional upper portion of the absorption sheet and extending over a top of the absorption sheet. The absorption sheet extends along the corner spine a greater length than the guide sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Stephen J. Agace, Stephen E. Thompson, John D. Griffiths, Richard M. Springman
  • Publication number: 20190383093
    Abstract: A handle is releasably secured to a rail wall by means of fasteners extending from inside the rail. An actuator shaft pushes against a contact plate to move a movable braking member to stop the rotation of a rod inside the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Richard N. Anderson, Eugene W. Thompson, Robert E. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10407981
    Abstract: A handle is releasably secured to a rail wall by means of fasteners extending from inside the rail. An actuator shaft pushes against a contact plate to move a movable braking member to stop the rotation of a rod inside the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Anderson, Eugene W. Thompson, Robert E. Fisher
  • Patent number: 6115841
    Abstract: A cleaning cloth wiper for glass lenses that is permanently attached to the back of each of the ends of a necktie, thereby providing the eyeglass wearing professional an immediately available means of cleaning one's glass lenses. The cleaning cloth material (18A, 18B) is attached on the back side of the ends (12, 14) of the outer shell (10) fabric, which comprises the main portion of, and is cut in the shape of, a standard necktie. The lateral edges of the outer shell (10) are then folded around the interlining (16) of the necktie and attached to form a seam traversing the length of the back of the necktie. By the manner of attachment to the back of the necktie, the wipers become outwardly concealed when the necktie is worn, so that the necktie maintains its traditional appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Inventors: Richard E. Thompson, II, Leonor F. Loree, IV
  • Patent number: 5612178
    Abstract: Methods and kits are provided for the quantitative determination of the presence of an enzyme analyte in a sample by determination of the rate of analyte catalyzed reaction on a chromatographic medium. The methods may be used to determine both steady state and non-steady state enzyme reaction kinetics and provide a physical record reflecting the same. In a preferred embodiment, an analyte enzyme in a sample to be analyzed is immobilized at a reaction site on a chromatographic medium, the chromatographic medium is contacted with a solution containing a substrate, the solution is transported on the chromatographic medium to the reaction site where the analyte enzyme catalyzes the reaction of the substrate to produce a detectable reaction product at a rate related to the amount of enzyme present, and the solution and reaction product are transported from the reaction site to a detection region formed by a length of the chromatographic medium downstream from the reaction site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Julian Gordon, Andreas A. Kapsalis, Richard E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 5513726
    Abstract: A brake lining wear indicator assembly includes a cable (9) having a wear sensor (8) adjacent one end thereof for attachment to a friction lining (7) of a vehicle brake, and a connector (11) at its other end for connecting the sensor, in use, to a wear sensing and indicating circuit. A cable support device (10) extends between the sensor and connector and carries at least a part of the cable, being adapted for cooperation with part of the brake body to support the assembly in an operative position relative to the brake. The support device serves to protect the cable carried thereby from deleterious conditions arising during braking, the assembly forming a self-contained unit for attachment to the brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Lucas Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Richard E. Thompson, Anthony J. Williams, Kieron B. O. Brooks
  • Patent number: 5217362
    Abstract: In a process for atomizing a slurry or liquid process stream in which a slurry or liquid is passed through a nozzle to provide a primary atomized process stream, an improvement which comprises subjecting the liquid or slurry process stream to microwave energy as the liquid or slurry process stream exits the nozzle, wherein sufficient microwave heating is provided to flash vaporize the primary atomized process stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Inventors: Richard E. Thompson, Jerome R. White
  • Patent number: 4993520
    Abstract: The present invention provides a friction pad assembly wherein an edge region of the backing plate has two recesses located symmetrically about a center line (11) of the assembly with a resilient leaf spring secured across each recess (13). In use, in a disc brake retaining pins engage against the springs to hold the assembly in position. This pad assembly design thus minimizes the required space by locating the resilient pad anti-rattle springs within the profile and sides of the backing plate, and by using the necessarily relatively short springs, the tendency for the springs (19) to be buckled or distorted, or affected by heat, is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Lucas Industries public limited company
    Inventors: Christopher H. Goddard, Richard E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4864266
    Abstract: A high-voltage winding for core-form power transformers is disclosed that uses two different conductor configurations within a single coil to minimize eddy current losses. The winding includes a first elongated conductor bundle formed from a plurality of thin enamel coated conductor ribbons arranged in side by side relation. A plurality of second elongated conductor bundles are each formed from at least one bundle section having a multiplicity of elongated insulated conductor strands arranged in side by side relation. Each of the conductor strands is less than 40 mils thick. The coil includes a top end section, a body section and a bottom end section. The body section is spirally wound with the first conductor bundle. The top and bottom end sections are wound with the second conductor bundles. In windings that include tap connectors, the tap section is also wound with one of the second conductor bundles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Landis E. Feather, Paul W. Martincic, Richard D. Holm, Richard E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4795586
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for simultaneous reduction of NO.sub.x and SO.sub.x in combustion effluents and process gas streams, exmploying a sorbent material of calcium or dolomitic lime hydrated with aqueous carboxamides, optionally with carbinol reductants, in amounts sufficient to reduce the NO.sub.x and SO.sub.x concentrations from the effluents. The sorbent material may be introduced as dry powders or wet hydrates in effluent streams at temperatures ranging from 400.degree. to 2400.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Inventors: Richard E. Thompson, Lawrence J. Muzio
  • Patent number: 4731233
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for simultaneous reduction of NO.sub.x and SO.sub.x in combustion effluents and process gas streams, employing a sorbent material of calcium or dolomitic lime hydrated with aqueous carboxamides, optionally with carbinol reductants, in amounts sufficient to reduce the NO.sub.x and SO.sub.x concentrations from the effluents. The sorbent material may be introduced as dry powders or wet hydrates in effluent streams at temperatures ranging from 400.degree. to 2400.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Inventors: Richard E. Thompson, Lawrence J. Muzio
  • Patent number: 4678067
    Abstract: An internal shoe-drum brake includes a first actuator disposed between one pair of adjacent brake shoe ends, a strut extending between the shoes adjacent the actuator, an abutment device disposed between the other pair of adjacent shoe ends, and a mechanical second actuator. Lever arms are pivotally engaged with the strut at spaced locations and are operatively associated with the second actuator. Rollers carried by the lever arms engage the brake shoes at intermediate locations lengthwise thereof so that actuating forces from the second actuator are applied to the shoes at said intermediate locations to initiate duo-servo operation of the brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Lucas Industries public limited company
    Inventor: Richard E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4637498
    Abstract: A vehicle brake actuator has actuator components in the form of a cylinder body and a piston operatively associated respectively with a non-rotatable adjuster shaft and a rotatable nut member threadedly interengaged by way of a reversible screw thread connection, the nut member being arranged to follow brake-applying movement of the component being movable axially along the shaft by rotating therealong when adjustment is required and being otherwise prevented from rotation by a clutch. The piston includes an auxiliary piston part axially and rotationally movable relative thereto and arranged to be manually operable from the exterior of the actuator. The piston part is provided with axial projections, which upon axially inward movement of the piston part, may be brought into engagement with recesses in the nut member, whereby the nut member may be wound along the shaft to de-adjust the adjuster without the necessity to rotate the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Assignee: Lucas Industries
    Inventors: Richard E. Thompson, Robert G. Uzzel
  • Patent number: D248634
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Inventors: Robert Souza, Richard E. Thompson