Patents by Inventor Richard R Wright

Richard R Wright 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: 20210356634
    Abstract: An aerodynamic nose cone capable of imaging through the nose cone is accomplished by forming the nose cone as an Afocal Axicon lens. Under a condition of RI?cos(X)/cos(3X) where RI is an effective refractive index and X is a cone half angle of the solid right-circular cone. EMR incident on a front portion of the cone undergoes a total internal reflection (TIR) and exits a trailing surface of the cone with approximately the same parallelism with which it entered the cone. EMR incident behind the front portion of the cone that exits the trailing surface with different parallelism than it entered may be directed to a light dump or through a fustrum of a cone to re-establish the correct parallelism. The entire optical system may be monolithically integrated into the nose cone to eliminate alignment issues and moving parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: David R. Sar, Richard J. Wright, Delmar L. Barker
  • Patent number: 7306383
    Abstract: A surveillance camera assembly includes a dome window having a substantially cylindrical section with an inner surface and a first annular end. A substantially hemispherical section has a concave surface and a second annular end. The second annular end is joined to the first annular end of the substantially cylindrical section. The concave surface and the inner surface of the substantially cylindrical section conjointly define a cavity. Both the substantially cylindrical section and the substantially hemispherical section are substantially transparent when viewing outwardly from a position within the cavity. A surveillance camera is received in the cavity of the dome window and swivels relative to the dome window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Theodore L Jones, Richard R Wright
  • Patent number: 7111998
    Abstract: A camera assembly including first and second rotating members and a motor assembly defining a first axis and operably coupled to first rotating member to drivingly rotate first rotating member. A flexible member operably couples first and second rotating members such that rotation of first rotating member causes rotation of second rotating member. A camera is operably coupled to second rotating member such that rotation of second rotating member repositions camera. The motor assembly includes a flange having an outer circumference defining a plurality of teeth and bearing against a support surface. The outer circumference defines a radially variable distance from first axis such that rotation of outer circumference against support surface displaces first axis relative to second rotational member and thereby adjusts a tensional force in flexible member. At least one pawl mechanism is fixed relative to support surface and is engageable with outer circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Richard R Wright
  • Publication number: 20010045991
    Abstract: This invention discloses a camera pan and tilt mechanism wherein both the pan and the tilt motors are affixed to the stationary structure. Conventional systems are designed with the tilt motor affixed to a structure which is moved by the pan motor. Displacing the tilt motor from the structure which is moved by the pan motor allows the pan motor and the enclosing envelope to be smaller, and the design of the tilt motor and movable structure to be less complex. The overall result is a less massive, less costly, more reliable design, with faster dynamic performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 1997
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Inventors: PIET C.J. VAN RENS, RAOF FATTAH-SUMO, RICHARD R. WRIGHT
  • Patent number: 6045272
    Abstract: A cable drive apparatus is presented which has minimal cable slippage and backlash. Such a cable drive is particularly well suited for systems requiring accurate positioning and repositioning capabilities, such as motorized camera orientation systems. To achieve minimal slippage on a cable driven pulley, one or more positioning balls are located at fixed locations on the cable, and corresponding positioning holes are located on either pulley. Tensioning means are also provided to remove slack, to minimize the backlash which may result from the stretching of the cable over time. A two pulley system is presented wherein the cable is fixedly attached to one pulley, travels over the other pulley which has the slippage constraining positioning holes, and then to tensioning means which also fixedly attached to the first pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Philips Electronics N.A. Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Ryan, Richard R. Wright
  • Patent number: 5533330
    Abstract: A guide (120) for an ignitor plug (105) of a gas turbine engine (10) includes an extend nonrotational bushing (155) having a base (160) slidably received within a hollow sleeve base (135), fixed to the wall of the engine's combustion chamber (65).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Mullooly, Franklin J. Davis, Thomas J. Madden, Richard R. Wright
  • Patent number: 4898329
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle assembly 32 which extends into a flow path 18 for working medium gases is disclosed. Various construction details which decrease the amount of heat transfer to the fuel are developed. The assembly includes an external heat shield 50 and an internal heat shield 98 which provide longitudinally overlapping insulating gaps 52, 102 between the fuel and the hot working medium gases. In particular, the insulating gap 52 extends to the inlet 94 of the fuel nozzle support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Franklin J. Davis, Gilbert B. Wilcox, Richard R. Wright
  • Patent number: 4773596
    Abstract: A fuel injector assembly for a gas turbine combustor projects a hollow conical spray of fuel. A plurality of discrete surrounding air nozzles 42 project air directly toward the axis 46 of the injector at an angle of 15 degrees, establishing a fuel rich external recirculation zone 52.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Richard R. Wright, Francis C. Pane, Jr., John A. Matthews, Edmund E. Striebel
  • Patent number: 4609150
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle for a gas turbine engine is constructed with two major castings where one is the support and the other is the head, both welded together adjacent the fuel orifice plate. The fuel passage is cast into the support providing a smooth radius from the radial to axial flow path and a smooth transition from the circular to the annular cross section. This configuration allows dimension control over the filming lip and other critical dimensions of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Francis C. Pane, Jr., John A. Matthews, Richard R. Wright, John M. Sarnik, Thomas Frasca
  • Patent number: 4486872
    Abstract: The in-arm stylus cleaner includes a cleaner arm mounted for to-and-fro motion in the stylus arm carriage. To clean the stylus, the cleaner arm is retracted, the reproducing stylus is raised back up into the carriage arm, the cleaner arm is freed to allow a wiping element mounted thereon to sweep the stylus tip, and the stylus is then gently lowered onto a turntable-disposed record to resume playback operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: RCA Corporation
    Inventors: Charles F. Hackett, Eric A. Brauer, Kevin C. Kelleher, Richard R. Wright
  • Patent number: 4418543
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle designed to reduce pollutant emissions and minimize the buildup of coke in the secondary fuel passage of a dual orifice fuel nozzle for the combustor of a gas turbine engine sizes the orifices and passages of the air and fuel so as to increase the pressure in the secondary passage during its inoperative mode and when the primary fuel passage is in the operative mode and having the air and fuel issuing from both the primary and secondary orifices swirl in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph E. Faucher, Richard R. Wright, Francis C. Pane, Jr., David Kwoka, Edmund E. Striebel
  • Patent number: 4362022
    Abstract: Coke hereinbefore known to form in the secondary passage of a dual orifice fuel nozzle for the combustor of a turbine type power plant is prevented from forming by imposing increased air pressure in the secondary passage during its inoperative mode and when the primary fuel passage is in the operative mode, without relying on purging or requiring an external air source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph E. Faucher, Richard R. Wright, Francis C. Pane, Jr., David Kwoka
  • Patent number: D630997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventors: Richard R. Wright, Kent D. Weatherwax, James G. Guspodin, John Sabistina