Patents by Inventor Ronald Allan

Ronald Allan 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: 6788846
    Abstract: A modular fiber management system that comprises: (a) a tray defining a set of first ports, a set of second ports, and paths interconnecting at least a portion of the first and second ports, the paths being configured to limit the bend radius of one or more fibers contained therein to no less than the minimum bend radius of the fibers; (b) one or more first connectors and one or more second connectors, each first connector being disposed in a first port, and each second connector being disposed in a second port, each connector having an x, y and z orientation such that the z axis is along the optical axis of the connector; (c) a plurality of fibers interconnecting at least a portion of the first and second connectors and lying in the paths, each fiber having a certain amount of slack between the first connector and the second connector; and (d) wherein each connector is limited in movement along its x y and z axes relative to the tray, each connector being limited in movement along its x and y axes by the por
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Allan Hileman, Eric James Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Shipe
  • Publication number: 20040028368
    Abstract: A modular fiber management system that comprises: (a) a tray defining a set of first ports, a set of second ports, and paths interconnecting at least a portion of the first and second ports, the paths being configured to limit the bend radius of one or more fibers contained therein to no less than the minimum bend radius of the fibers; (b) one or more first connectors and one or more second connectors, each first connector being disposed in a first port, and each second connector being disposed in a second port, each connector having an x, y and z orientation such that the z axis is along the optical axis of the connector; (c) a plurality of fibers interconnecting at least a portion of the first and second connectors and lying in the paths, each fiber having a certain amount of slack between the first connector and the second connector; and (d) wherein each connector is limited in movement along its x y and z axes relative to the tray, each connector being limited in movement along its x and y axes by the por
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics
    Inventors: Ronald Allan Hileman, Eric James Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Shipe
  • Patent number: 6616985
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for injecting gas within a plasma reactor and tailoring the distribution of an active species generated by the remote plasma source over the substrate or wafer. The distribution may be uniform, wafer-edge concentrated, or wafer-center concentrated. A contoured plate or profiler modifies the distribution. The profiler is an axially symmetric plate, having a narrow top end and a wider bottom end, shaped to redistribute the gas flow incident upon it. The method for tailoring the distribution of the active species over the substrate includes predetermining the profiler diameter and adjusting the profiler height over the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Allan Powell, Gabriel I. Font-Rodriguez, Simon Selitser, Emerson Derryck Settles
  • Patent number: 6615648
    Abstract: A system for acquiring, processing, storing, analyzing and reporting data relating to the condition of a road or other pavement surface (102) in real time. The system includes a digital camera (104) mounted on a vehicle and positioned relative to a pavement surface (102) so as to capture images of the pavement surface (102) while the camera (104) is moving relative to the surface (102). The system also includes an illumination assembly (100) to illuminate the region from which an image is taken and an interface between the digital camera (104) and at least one computer. The system also includes a processor in the computer for processing the images to detect and classify cracks and other pavement surface (102) features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignees: The Roads and Traffic Authority on New South Wales, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Ronald Allan Ferguson, David Norman Pratt, Paul Richard Turtle, Ian Barry Macintyre, Daniel Peter Moore, Patrick Dale Kearney, Michael John Best, James Laurie Gardner, Mark Berman, Michael James Buckley, Joseph Edmond Breen, Ronald Jones
  • Publication number: 20030093089
    Abstract: A microabrasion apparatus for providing treatment of skin or other surfaces whereby a pneumatic source [(12, 38)] is operatively connected to a recovery container [(14, 22)] and to a hand tool [(16, 12)] and to one of a plurality of supply containers [(18, 26)] that house treatment particulates. A valve [(30)] controls which supply container [(18, 26)] provides the treatment particles. In operation, the user can select from different supply containers and thus different particles each of which performs different types of treatment such as abrasion. In addition, there is provided the use of a microabrasion apparatus using organic particulates that provide natural treatment of skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventor: Ronald Allan Greenberg
  • Patent number: 6554914
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to systems and methods for passivating the copper seed layer deposited in Damascene integrated circuit manufacturing. More specifically, the invention pertains to systems and methods for depositing the copper seed layer by physical vapor deposition, while passivating the copper during or immediately after the deposition in order to prevent excessive oxidation of the copper. The invention is applicable to dual Damascene processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Rozbicki, Ronald Allan Powell, Erich Klawuhn, Michal Danek, Karl B. Levy, Jonathan David Reid, Mukul Khosla, Eliot K. Broadbent
  • Patent number: 6553933
    Abstract: This invention provides an apparatus for injecting gas within a plasma reactor and tailoring the distribution of an active species generated by the remote plasma source over the substrate or wafer. The distribution may be made more or less uniform, wafer-edge concentrated, or wafer-center concentrated. A contoured plate or profiler is provided for modifying the distribution. The profiler is an axially symmetric plate, having a narrow top end and a wider bottom end, shaped to redistribute the gas flow incident upon it. The profiler is situated below an input port within the plasma reactor chamber and above the wafer. The method for tailoring the distribution of the active species over the substrate includes predetermining the profiler diameter and adjusting the profiler height over the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Allan Powell, Gabriel I. Font-Rodriguez, Simon Selitser, Emerson Derryck Settles
  • Patent number: 6488228
    Abstract: A splicing tape for splicing a leading edge portion of the outer turn of a roll of sheet material to a second sheet material. A typical application is to join the outer turn of a replacement roll of paper to the end of depleted roll of paper while the paper remains in motion through some handling apparatus. The splicing tape comprises a first tape component, and second tape component, and a layer of adhesive separably joining the first and second tape components. The first tape component includes a first backing, a first layer of adhesive on a first surface of the first backing, and a first barrier layer on a second surface of the first backing. The second tape component includes a second backing, a second layer of adhesive on a first surface of the second backing, and a second barrier layer on a second surface of the second backing. Alternatively, the splicing tape may include only one barrier layer between the joining adhesive layer and one of the first and second backings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael P. Davies, Ronald Allan Hayes, Charles Jonathan Loring, Alan Thomas Mann
  • Publication number: 20020056784
    Abstract: A splicing tape for splicing a leading edge portion of the outer turn of a roll of sheet material to a second sheet material. A typical application is to join the outer turn of a replacement roll of paper to the end of depleted roll of paper while the paper remains in motion through some handling apparatus. The splicing tape comprises a first tape component, and second tape component, and a layer of adhesive separably joining the first and second tape components. The first tape component includes a first backing, a first layer of adhesive on a first surface of the first backing, and a first barrier layer on a second surface of the first backing. The second tape component includes a second backing, a second layer of adhesive on a first surface of the second backing, and a second barrier layer on a second surface of the second backing. Alternatively, the splicing tape may include only one barrier layer between the joining adhesive layer and one of the first and second backings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael P. Davies, Ronald Allan Hayes, Charles Jonathan Loring, Alan Thomas Mann
  • Patent number: 6287643
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for injecting gas within a plasma reactor and tailoring the distribution of an active species generated by the remote plasma source over the substrate or wafer. The distribution may be uniform, wafer-edge concentrated, or wafer-center concentrated. A contoured plate or profiler modifies the distribution. The profiler is an axially symmetric plate, having a narrow top end and a wider bottom end, shaped to redistribute the gas flow incident upon it. The method for tailoring the distribution of the active species over the substrate includes predetermining the profiler diameter and adjusting the profiler height over the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Allan Powell, Gabriel I. Font-Rodriguez, Simon Selitser, Emerson Derryck Settles
  • Patent number: 6042326
    Abstract: In a grain cart equipped with a lower horizontally-disposed input drag auger, a vertically disposed lift auger, and an upper horizontally disposed discharge auger, a unique drive train is used. The lift auger and the discharge auger can be activated independently of the input auger in order to empty their contents on start-up of the grain cart discharge system. By so doing the strain on the drive train is considerably lessened thus permitting very large grain carts to be emptied without damage to the drive train system. A hydraulic cylinder activates a belt-tightener between a drive sheave and a driven sheave. The driven sheave is attached to the axis of the drag auger. When the hydraulic cylinder is extended, pressure exerted on the belt causes the input auger to rotate and to feed the lift and discharge augers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Bourgault Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Dean Thomas, Darren Borstmayer, Ronald Allan
  • Patent number: 5857046
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved strain relief adapted for mounting within a connector housing so as to protect a terminated cable assembled thereto from damage as a result of flexure of the cable relative to the housing. The strain relief including a sleeve having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a central lumen disposed therebetween. The sleeve being adapted to slidingly receive the cable within the central lumen. The distal portion of the strain relief includes a substantially rigid tube that has a pair of shoulders which project radially-outwardly from an external surface of the distal portion in diametrically-opposed relation to one another. An annular shoulder is positioned in spaced relation to the pair of shoulders and projects radially-outwardly from the external surface of the strain relief. A recess is defined between the pair of shoulders and the annular shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventors: Lee Andrew Barkus, Ronald Allan Hileman
  • Patent number: 5797285
    Abstract: A locking device for a valve having a rotatable shaft including a stop plate, and a stop secured to a housing, including a hollow body having a first chamber for receiving the shaft, a threaded aperture extending into the first chamber for receiving a screw, a second chamber surrounding the screw, a lockable closure preventing access to the screw, and a tab coupled to the hollow body adapted to be received between the stop plate and the stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Inventor: Ronald Allan Sackowitz
  • Patent number: 5703689
    Abstract: A broadband optical detector is disposed to measure the total intensity I(.lambda., .alpha.) attributed to a portion of the optical spectrum passed by a sharp bandgap optical transmission element as the bandgap is caused to translate over a desired wavelength interval by a band gap control parameter, T. The differential spectrum of the incident optical radiation is recovered by the differentiation of I(.lambda., .alpha.) in respect to the parameter T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Varian Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Allan Powell
  • Patent number: 5674114
    Abstract: Polishing machines, fixtures, and apparatus for setting up connectors of varying geometries on polishing fixtures. The setup plates have a plurality of axial holes disposed around the perimeter of the setup plate that will receive optical fibers. The setup plate further comprises a reference surface for providing interference with ferrules in the connectors so that the ferrules protrude uniformly through the polishing fixtures. Since the polishing machines described herein can polish connectors of varying geometries at one time, these machines operate efficiently and cost-effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventors: Nancy Lebeis Miller, Ronald Allan Hileman, Vinod Joshua Franklin
  • Patent number: 4079169
    Abstract: A magnetic recording media is manufactured by depositing a nonmagnetic cobalt base alloy onto a substrate preferably aluminum as a protective layer for the substrate. The cobalt alloy includes chromium, tungsten, and nickel. The clad protective layer can be deposited in several steps with or without a polishing between the deposition steps to provide better corrosion protection for the substrate and covers surface imperfections of the substrate. The cobalt alloy is preferably sputtered onto the prepared substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1978
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Max Thomas Nigh, Ronald Allan Ross, Armin Rudolf Tietze
  • Patent number: 3935128
    Abstract: An improved copper chromite catalyst having high density, low monovalent ion content, high activity and resistance to poisoning is prepared by reacting a soluble copper salt with chromic acid or a dichromate in solution in the presence of ammonia and urea to precipitate a copper-chromium-nitrogen complex, washing, drying and calcining the precipitate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Michael Fein, Paul Alexander Colgate, Ronald Allan Kent