Patents by Inventor Ronald Francis Konopacki

Ronald Francis Konopacki 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: 20170350588
    Abstract: A waterwall panel welding apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an inlet assembly, a welding assembly, an outlet assembly, and a heating system. The inlet assembly is for receiving a plurality of tubes. The welding assembly is for receiving the tubes from the inlet assembly and for allowing the tubes to be welded together to form a waterwall panel. The outlet assembly is for receiving the waterwall panel from the welding assembly. The heating system heats the tubes and operates via magnetic induction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: RONALD FRANCIS KONOPACKI, RUSSELL BRUMFIELD
  • Patent number: 9491412
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system having a first housing that includes an optically transparent substrate having a first side and a second side that is opposed to the first side, a camera disposed on the first side of the optically transparent substrate and a source of illumination. The source of illumination is disposed in a ring on the periphery of the first housing and located on the first side of the optically transparent substrate. The system further has a second housing having a circuit board that is operative to process the image captured by the camera, and a battery pack that is operative to supply electrical energy to the source of illumination and to power the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Allan Gunn Ferry, Ronald Francis Konopacki, Robert F. Crocker
  • Patent number: 9485473
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system having an optically transparent substrate having a first side and a second side that are opposed to each other, a microprocessor, a database, a camera disposed upon the first side of the optically transparent substrate and a source of illumination. The source of illumination is disposed in a ring around the camera on the first side and is operative to illuminate the object disposed on the second side of the optically transparent substrate. Further the camera is in operative communication with the microprocessor and the database. The camera is operative to capture an image of an object disposed upon the second side of the optically transparent substrate. The microprocessor is operative to calculate dimensions and geometry of the object from the image and facilitate acceptance or rejection of the object based upon a standard, a parameter or a calibration chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Matthew David Allen, Allan Gunn Ferry, Ronald Francis Konopacki, Robert F. Crocker
  • Publication number: 20140071266
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system having an optically transparent substrate having a first side and a second side that are opposed to each other, a microprocessor, a database, a camera disposed upon the first side of the optically transparent substrate and a source of illumination. The source of illumination is disposed in a ring around the camera on the first side and is operative to illuminate the object disposed on the second side of the optically transparent substrate. Further the camera is in operative communication with the microprocessor and the database. The camera is operative to capture an image of an object disposed upon the second side of the optically transparent substrate. The microprocessor is operative to calculate dimensions and geometry of the object from the image and facilitate acceptance or rejection of the object based upon a standard, a parameter or a calibration chart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew David ALLEN, Allan Gunn Ferry, Ronald Francis Konopacki, Robert F. Crocker
  • Publication number: 20140071267
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system having a first housing that includes an optically transparent substrate having a first side and a second side that is opposed to the first side, a camera disposed on the first side of the optically transparent substrate and a source of illumination. The source of illumination is disposed in a ring on the periphery of the first housing and located on the first side of the optically transparent substrate. The system further has a second housing having a circuit board that is operative to process the image captured by the camera, and a battery pack that is operative to supply electrical energy to the source of illumination and to power the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Allan Gunn FERRY, Ronald Francis Konopacki, Robert F. Crocker