Patents by Inventor Ronald D. Brown

Ronald D. Brown 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: 20200309299
    Abstract: A push to connect fitting includes first and second fitting components, a sealing arrangement, a gripping arrangement, and a colleting ring. The first fitting component has an outboard end that is adapted to receive a conduit end. The second fitting component is joined to the first fitting component to define an interior cavity. The sealing arrangement, disposed in the interior cavity, seals one of the first and second fitting components with an outer surface of a conduit end when the conduit end is inserted into the outboard end of the first fitting component. The gripping arrangement is disposed in the interior cavity, and the colleting ring is disposed in the interior cavity and has an inboard end surface engaging an outboard end surface of the gripping arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Douglas J. McClure, Cal R. Brown, Ronald P. Campbell, Douglas S. Welch, Michael D. Bestic
  • Patent number: 10648595
    Abstract: A preassembly for a conduit fitting includes an annular fitting component and a conduit gripping device. The annular fitting component has an interior wall extending along a central axis from an inboard end to an outboard end. The interior wall includes an inboard surface having a first diameter, an outboard surface having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, and an intermediate surface recessed from the inboard surface by an outward facing inboard radial wall and recessed from the outboard surface by an inward facing outboard radial wall. The conduit gripping device is retained within the annular fitting component and includes a projection extending radially outward of an outer circumferential surface of the conduit gripping device, and axially toward an inboard end of the conduit gripping device, with an end portion of the projection being axially captured between the inboard radial wall and the outboard radial wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Mark D. Bearer, Cal R. Brown, Stephen J. Zaborszki, Douglas S. Welch, Ronald P. Campbell, Gregory S. Kalata, Douglas J. McClure
  • Publication number: 20200088515
    Abstract: Vehicle alignment systems and methods are disclosed which operate based on a calculation of “drive direction,” or the direction in which a vehicle is moving. Since a vehicle can be assumed to be a rigid body, each wheel has the same drive direction. Consequently, an alignment parameter of one wheel can be compared to the same parameter of another wheel by equating their drive direction, eliminating the need for the aligner to “see” both sides of the vehicle at the same time. Embodiments include a system having one or more cameras on a fixture carrying a calibration element for an ADAS system, and one or more targets placed on the vehicle to measure the drive direction of the vehicle. The drive direction is assumed to be parallel to the vehicle thrust line and can be used as the line for orientation of the fixture to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Steven W. Rogers, David A. Jackson, Eric R. Sellers, Ronald D. Swayne, James Rodney Harrell, Chance Robinson, Robert J. D'Agostino, Adam C. Brown
  • Publication number: 20200041266
    Abstract: A portable vehicle alignment system has a vertical central column with a carriage movable along its length, and a pair of camera arms pivotably attached to the carriage, each with a camera pod. The camera pods each have a camera for capturing image data of a respective vehicle-mounted target. One pod also has a calibration target disposed in a known relationship to its camera, and the other pod has a calibration camera disposed in a known relationship to its camera for capturing images of the calibration target. The camera arms pivot between an extended position where the cameras are disposed to capture image data of the vehicle targets and the calibration camera is disposed to capture images of the calibration target, and a folded position where the aligner has a width smaller than the width between the camera pods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Steven W. Rogers, David A. Jackson, Adam C. Brown, Ronald D. Swayne, Brian K. Gray, Bryan C. Minor, James Rodney Harrell
  • Publication number: 20190391456
    Abstract: This disclosure describes insulated glass units (IGUs) that incorporate electrochromic devices. More specifically, this disclosure focuses on different configurations available for providing an electrical connection to the interior region of an IGU. In many cases, an IGU includes two panes separated by a spacer. The spacer defines an interior region of the IGU and an exterior region of the IGU. Often, the electrochromic device positioned on the pane does not extend past the spacer, and some electrical connection must be provided to supply power from the exterior of the IGU to the electrochromic device on the interior of the IGU. In some embodiments, the spacer includes one or more holes (e.g, channels, mouse holes, other holes, etc.) through which an electrical connection (e.g., wires, busbar leads, etc.) may pass to provide power to the electrochromic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald M. Parker, Yashraj Bhatnagar, Trevor Frank, Travis D. Wilbur, Stephen C. Brown
  • Patent number: 10473458
    Abstract: A portable vehicle alignment system has a vertical central column with a carriage movable along its length, and a pair of camera arms pivotably attached to the carriage, each with a camera pod. The camera pods each have a camera for capturing image data of a respective vehicle-mounted target. One pod also has a calibration target disposed in a known relationship to its camera, and the other pod has a calibration camera disposed in a known relationship to its camera for capturing images of the calibration target. The camera arms pivot between an extended position where the cameras are disposed to capture image data of the vehicle targets and the calibration camera is disposed to capture images of the calibration target, and a folded position where the aligner has a width smaller than the width between the camera pods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SNAP-ON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven W. Rogers, David A. Jackson, Adam C. Brown, Ronald D. Swayne, Brian K. Gray, Bryan C. Minor, Rodney Harrell
  • Patent number: 10444589
    Abstract: This disclosure describes insulated glass units (IGUs) that incorporate electrochromic devices. More specifically, this disclosure focuses on different configurations available for providing an electrical connection to the interior region of an IGU. In many cases, an IGU includes two panes separated by a spacer. The spacer defines an interior region of the IGU and an exterior region of the IGU. Often, the electrochromic device positioned on the pane does not extend past the spacer, and some electrical connection must be provided to supply power from the exterior of the IGU to the electrochromic device on the interior of the IGU. In some embodiments, the spacer includes one or more holes (e.g., channels, mouse holes, other holes, etc.) through which an electrical connection (e.g., wires, busbar leads, etc.) may pass to provide power to the electrochromic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Parker, Yashraj Bhatnagar, Trevor Frank, Travis D. Wilbur, Stephen C. Brown
  • Patent number: 10373740
    Abstract: A communications cable having a plurality of twisted pairs of conductors and various embodiments of a metal foil tapes between the twisted pairs and a cable jacket is disclosed. In some embodiments, a metal foil tape includes a discontinuous metal layer and a polymer layer bonded to the metal layer. Portions of the metal layer and the polymer layer are deformed to form a plurality of dimples, the dimples forming air gaps between the polymer layer and the cable core or a barrier layer if used. The air gaps lower the overall dielectric constant between the metal layer and the cable core, thereby lowering the alien capacitance of the communications cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Royal O. Jenner, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Ronald A. Nordin, Paul W. Wachtel, Stephen A. Thwaites, Roy B. Kusuma, James D. Malkemus, Scott M. Brown
  • Patent number: 10359134
    Abstract: A conduit fitting preassembly includes an annular fitting component and at least a first conduit gripping device. The annular fitting component has an interior wall extending axially from a forward end to a rearward end, and a first projection extending radially inward from the interior wall. The first conduit gripping device is received within the annular fitting component and includes a second projection extending radially outward of an outer surface of the first conduit gripping device. The first projection includes an outward tapered rear surface and the second projection includes an inward tapered front surface. The rear surface of the first projection is radially aligned with the front surface of the second projection, such that when the first conduit gripping device is in a forward-most position, the first projection interlocks with the second projection to prevent axial withdrawal of the first conduit gripping device from the annular fitting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Prasanna Bhamidipati, Jeffrey Michael Rubinski, Mark A. Clason, Cal R. Brown, Jeffrey S. Rayle, John D. Karkosiak, Mark A. Bennett, Mark D. Bearer, Douglas S. Welch, Ronald P. Campbell, Douglas J. McClure, Gregory S. Kalata, Connor M. Dorony, Stephen J. Zaborski, Dale C. Arstein
  • Patent number: 10220108
    Abstract: A decontamination system on-board a vehicle may comprise a reservoir on-board a vehicle and the reservoir contains a disinfectant solution. The system may also include a pressurized air supply on-board the vehicle; and, one or more nozzles secured on-board the vehicle and in fluid communication with the reservoir and the pressurized air supply. In addition, one or more pumps may be on-board the vehicle and the one or more pumps are in fluid communication with the reservoir and the one or more nozzles. The system may also include a programmable controller in signal communication with the one or more pumps and pressurized air supply to activate the one or more pumps and pressurized air supply to deliver the disinfectant solution and pressurized air to the one or more nozzles, wherein the solution is dispersed in atomized form in an interior space of the vehicle to be decontaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Aeroclave, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, David J. Robinson, Michael G. Quinoy, James S. Amrhein
  • Patent number: 10166310
    Abstract: A decontamination system (10), including: a plurality of interconnected and insulated panels (18) configured to form walls (14) and a roof (16) and to define an interior (24) of an enclosure (12) configured to enclose a transportation asset; a humidifying module (30) in fluid communication with the interior of the enclosure and configured to raise a temperature and a humidity of the interior of the enclosure to a predetermined temperature level and a predetermined humidity level for a timed duration; and a dehumidifying module (50) in fluid communication with the interior of the enclosure and configured to lower the temperature and the humidity of the interior of the enclosure from the predetermined temperature level and the predetermined humidity level to ambient levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AEROCLAVE, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, Paul M. Gray, James S. Amrhein
  • Patent number: 10039848
    Abstract: A reusable portable decontamination system is provided for a transportation asset. The decontamination system includes a plurality of insulated panels detachably secured together to form an enclosure for the transportation asset and other equipment. The decontamination system also includes a humidifying module in fluid communication with an interior of the enclosure to raise a temperature and a humidity of the interior of the enclosure to a predetermined temperature level and a predetermined humidity level for a timed duration. Additionally, the decontamination system includes a dehumidifying module in fluid communication with the interior of the enclosure to lower the temperature and the humidity of the interior of the enclosure from the predetermined temperature level and the predetermined humidity level to ambient levels. A storage and decontamination module is also presented, to decontaminate one or more components of a transportation asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Aeroclave, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, Paul M. Gray, James S. Amrhein
  • Patent number: 9913923
    Abstract: A system for decontaminating an enclosed area includes a reservoir containing a disinfectant solution therein. One or more pumps are in fluid communication with the reservoir. One or more ports are operatively connected to the reservoir or operatively connected to an enclosed area to be decontaminated or operatively connected to the reservoir and to an enclosed area to be decontaminated. One or more connector assemblies are removably attachable to the one or more ports to provide fluid flow communication between the disinfectant solution source and the enclosure to be decontaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Aeroclave, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, David J. Robinson, James S. Amrhein
  • Publication number: 20160250368
    Abstract: A decontamination system (10), including: a plurality of interconnected and insulated panels (18) configured to form walls (14) and a roof (16) and to define an interior (24) of an enclosure (12) configured to enclose a transportation asset; a humidifying module (30) in fluid communication with the interior of the enclosure and configured to raise a temperature and a humidity of the interior of the enclosure to a predetermined temperature level and a predetermined humidity level for a timed duration; and a dehumidifying module (50) in fluid communication with the interior of the enclosure and configured to lower the temperature and the humidity of the interior of the enclosure from the predetermined temperature level and the predetermined humidity level to ambient levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald D. BROWN, Paul M. Gray
  • Publication number: 20160166721
    Abstract: A reusable portable decontamination system is provided for a transportation asset. The decontamination system includes a plurality of insulated panels detachably secured together to form an enclosure for the transportation asset and other equipment. The decontamination system also includes a humidifying module in fluid communication with an interior of the enclosure to raise a temperature and a humidity of the interior of the enclosure to a predetermined temperature level and a predetermined humidity level for a timed duration. Additionally, the decontamination system includes a dehumidifying module in fluid communication with the interior of the enclosure to lower the temperature and the humidity of the interior of the enclosure from the predetermined temperature level and the predetermined humidity level to ambient levels. A storage and decontamination module is also presented, to decontaminate one or more components of a transportation asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, Paul M. GRAY, James S. AMRHEIN
  • Publication number: 20160051715
    Abstract: A system for decontaminating an enclosed area includes a reservoir containing a disinfectant solution therein. One or more pumps are in fluid communication with the reservoir. One or more ports are operatively connected to the reservoir or operatively connected to an enclosed area to be decontaminated or operatively connected to the reservoir and to an enclosed area to be decontaminated. One or more connector assemblies are removably attachable to the one or more ports to provide fluid flow communication between the disinfectant solution source and the enclosure to be decontaminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, David J. Robinson, James S. Amrhein
  • Publication number: 20150258233
    Abstract: A decontamination system for a building comprises a disinfectant solution source with a disinfectant solution stored in a first room of the building. At least one nozzle is positioned in a second room of the building and the at least one nozzle is in fluid communication with the disinfectant source. One or more pumps are provided in fluid communication with each nozzle and the disinfectant solution source. In addition, a pressurized air supply is provided in fluid communication with each nozzle. One or more controllers is provided in signal communication with the one or more pumps and the pressurized air supply to activate the pump(s) and pressurized air supply to simultaneously deliver the disinfectant solution and pressurized air to one or more of the nozzles in a respective room. The system may also include a hub assembly with a nozzle and pump at the hub assembly to deliver disinfectant solution to the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, David J. Robinson, Michael G. Quinoy, James S. Amrhein
  • Publication number: 20150246151
    Abstract: A decontamination system on-board a vehicle may comprise a reservoir on-board a vehicle and the reservoir contains a disinfectant solution. The system may also include a pressurized air supply on-board the vehicle; and, one or more nozzles secured on-board the vehicle and in fluid communication with the reservoir and the pressurized air supply. In addition, one or more pumps may be on-board the vehicle and the one or more pumps are in fluid communication with the reservoir and the one or more nozzles. The system may also include a programmable controller in signal communication with the one or more pumps and pressurized air supply to activate the one or more pumps and pressurized air supply to deliver the disinfectant solution and pressurized air to the one or more nozzles, wherein the solution is dispersed in atomized form in an interior space of the vehicle to be decontaminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, David J. ROBINSON, Michael G. QUINOY, James S. AMRHEIN
  • Patent number: D543924
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Ronald D. Brown
  • Patent number: D548168
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Inventor: Ronald D. Brown