Patents by Inventor Robert T. Jones

Robert T. Jones 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: 11115265
    Abstract: A system for automatically establishing a network. The system includes a main device group including a main wireless transceiver device, a control device and a first network interface and a secondary device group including a secondary wireless transceiver device, a secondary device group slave device and a second network interface. The main wireless transceiver device wirelessly communicating with the secondary wireless transceiver device to instruct the main device group and the secondary device group to form a network wherein the control device communicates with the secondary device group slave device over the first network interface and the second network interface, respectively. The control device wirelessly controls functions of the secondary device group slave device with instructions sent over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: John T. Shen, Benjamin H. Feingold, David B. Bennett, Rohitkumar Godhani, Mithun Gundi, Robert L. Jones, III
  • Patent number: 7798749
    Abstract: An improved pneumatic particulate conveyance system including a particulate diffuser plate is disclosed. The assembly includes a pipeline with one or more particulate inlets for introducing solid particulates to a prime mover, wherein the pipeline has at least one particulate diffuser plate located within the pipeline. The particulate diffuser plate has a length which runs parallel to the prime mover and occludes at least a portion of a particulate inlet so as to increase the surface area exposed to the conveying air, thus resulting in a more efficient momentum transfer to the particulate. The plate used in the assembly further includes an arcuate trailing edge so as to encourage more particulate falling into the middle (i.e., the higher velocity portion of the profile) of the prime mover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: United Conveyor Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel E. Charhut, Saurabh Rastogi, Stanley R. Tryba, Robert T. Jones
  • Publication number: 20100040422
    Abstract: An improved pneumatic particulate conveyance system including a particulate diffuser plate is disclosed. The assembly includes a pipeline with one or more particulate inlets for introducing solid particulates to a prime mover, wherein the pipeline has at least one particulate diffuser plate located within the pipeline. The particulate diffuser plate has a length which runs parallel to the prime mover and occludes at least a portion of a particulate inlet so as to increase the surface area exposed to the conveying air, thus resulting in a more efficient momentum transfer to the particulate. The plate used in the assembly further includes an arcuate trailing edge so as to encourage more particulate falling into the middle (i.e., the higher velocity portion of the profile) of the prime mover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Daniel E. Charhut, Saurabh Rastogi, Stanley R. Tryba, Robert T. Jones
  • Publication number: 20030236537
    Abstract: A surgical instrument (10) is adapted to contact tissue of a patient, and to provide traction with the tissue in order to inhibit migration of the instrument relative to the tissue. The instrument may include a pair of opposing jaws (16, 18) with at least one of the jaws (16, 18) comprising a substrate having a particular surface facing the tissue, and a plurality of discrete elements (26, 28) disposed on the particular surface for increasing the traction of the instrument relative to the tissue. These discrete elements (26, 28) may include a multiplicity of granules, bristles, or projections, and may be formed of materials having various properties such as hydrophilic characteristics. The discrete elements in the form of bristles can be oriented too so that the column strength of each bristle provides increased traction in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Applicant: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Charles C. Hart, Donald L. Gadberry, Eduardo Chi-Sing, Mark P. Ashby, Luis Urquidi, Robert T. Jones
  • Patent number: 6654582
    Abstract: A magnetic roll assembly including an roll core made of a first material and having a longitudinal axis; plural locating members formed of the first material on the outside surface for locating strip magnets; and plural strip magnets located on the plural locating members on the outside surface, the plural strip magnets each having at least first and second surfaces, and a mating feature on one of the at least first and second surfaces mirroring one of the plural locating members for locating and attaching each the plural strip magnets to the roll core, thereby resulting in a magnetic roll assembly that is easily and correctly assembled, and that facilitates rework and remanufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert T. Jones, Edmund T. Varga, Thomas Thomson, Robert M. Foti, Martin L. Keymel
  • Patent number: 6626922
    Abstract: A surgical instrument is adapted to contact tissue of a patient and to provide traction with the tissue in order to inhibit migration of the instrument relative to the tissue. The instrument may include a pair of opposing jaws with at least one of the jaws comprising a substrate having a particular surface facing the tissue, and a plurality of discrete elements disposed on the particular surface for increasing the traction of the instrument relative to the tissue. These discrete elements may include a multiplicity of granules, bristles, or projections and may be formed of materials having various properties such as hydrophilic characteristics. The discrete elements in the form of bristles can be oriented too so that the column strength of each bristle provides increased traction in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Charles C. Hart, Donald L. Gadberry, Eduardo Chi-Sing, Mark P. Ashby, Luis Urquidi, Robert T. Jones
  • Publication number: 20030123908
    Abstract: A magnetic roll assembly including an roll core made of a first material and having a longitudinal axis; plural locating members formed of the first material on the outside surface for locating strip magnets; and plural strip magnets located on the plural locating members on the outside surface, the plural strip magnets each having at least first and second surfaces, and a mating feature on one of the at least first and second surfaces mirroring one of the plural locating members for locating and attaching each the plural strip magnets to the roll core, thereby resulting in a magnetic roll assembly that is easily and correctly assembled, and that facilitates rework and remanufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert T. Jones, Edmund T. Varga, Thomas Thomson, Robert M. Foti, Martin L. Keymel
  • Patent number: 5357414
    Abstract: A cantilevered electrical light fixture (10) has a power supply line (30) running through it from a mounted end (17) to an internal connection zone (36) at a cantilevered end (18). A cover (52) closes the internal connection zone (36) and mounts a plug-half (40) and a switch (42), which are electrically connected to the power supply line (30). A light head (16) mounted to the cantilevered end (18) by a post (76) with a non-circular portion (78) and a threaded shank (80) has lamp wiring (110) connected to a plug-half (120) which releasably mates with the plug-half (40) mounted to the arm (12). A U-shaped bracket (116) mounts a socket (114) to a shell (84) of the light head (16) to bias the lamp bulb (154) against the shell (84).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Phoenix Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. Dane, Henry J. Griesmer, Catherine Alexander, Peter M. Zimmerman, Pinkston S. Harper, Steven A. Nickel, Ronald A. Crawford, Donald J. Zach, Robert T. Jones, James F. Morton, Brian K. Johnston
  • Patent number: 4392676
    Abstract: A hose handling device has a fitting adapted to be secured to one end of a hose. The fitting has a peripheral groove in its exterior surface in which a ring is mounted for relative rotational movement with respect to the fitting. An eye adapted to be engaged by a hook is fixedly secured to said ring. Advantageously, the eye is formed by opposed legs which conform to the outer diameter of the ring and are secured thereto by welding or the like. Preferably, the inner diameter of the ring has a relatively flat central portion each side of which is connected to a slightly beveled portion which, in turn, may be connected to a more sharply beveled portion connected to an exterior face of the ring. To facilitate swivelling the inner diameter of the ring may have a peripheral groove communicating with a grease fitting mounted on the exterior of the ring. The fitting may be connected to one end of a hose and have its other end threaded for connection to a threaded fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1983
    Assignee: Goodall Rubber Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Jones, Martin B. Harrison
  • Patent number: 4146686
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved resin composition comprising an admixture of a phenol-aldehyde resole resin and a particular surface active rewetting agent wherein said rewetting agent being a reaction product of a polypropylene glycol and maleic anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1979
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventor: Robert T. Jones
  • Patent number: 3971535
    Abstract: An aircraft including a single fuselage having a main wing and a horizontal stabilizer airfoil pivotally attached at their centers to the fuselage. The pivotal attachments allow the airfoils to be yawed relative to the fuselage for high speed flight, and to be positioned at right angles with respect to the fuselage during take-off, landing, and low speed flight. The main wing and the horizontal stabilizer are upwardly curved from their center pivotal connections towards their ends to form curvilinear dihedrals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1976
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Robert T. Jones