Patents by Inventor Ronald White

Ronald White 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: 20190262681
    Abstract: A movable elevator assembly for adjusting the height of a basketball goal is provided herein. The elevator assembly includes a first strut and a second strut. A locking assembly is attached to the second strut and is movable along the fixed first strut. The locking assembly includes a lock, such as a spring that grips the lower strut in a rest position and can be activate to release the first strut. By moving the lock up or down the fixed strut, the height of the basketball goal can be moved up or down. This allows a user to select any desired height for the basketball goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald White
  • Patent number: 10379234
    Abstract: A gamma-ray analysis system is described for analyzing gamma-ray emitting radionuclides. The gamma-ray analysis system includes an analytical apparatus having a gamma-ray detector in operative communication with a modular and scalable shield assembly that encases a sample container having a sample to be tested. The detector communicates data to an electronic interface device that converts the data from an analog format to a digital format before a controller transmits the data to a central laboratory for further data processing, analysis and conclusion by qualified laboratory analysts. The controller runs an application software package on a graphic user interface that allows simple steps for conducting testing and data acquisition by the end user, while permitting real time data transmission between the field site and the central location. Functions were implemented for ensuring laboratory quality results while removing knowledge and experience requirements of an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Mirion Technologies, Inc., Mirion Technologies (Canberra UK) Limited
    Inventors: Cong Wei, Kelly M. Garnick, Thomas A. Scott, Elon M. Malkin, Jennifer T. Szymanski, Steve Laskos, James Cocks, Jeffrey Raimondi, Richard Mowry, Hiram Gonzalez, Ronald White, Wilhelm Mueller, Robert Fournier
  • Patent number: 10283236
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant conduit system that protects against corrosion and against electrical shortage. The corrosion resistant conduit system includes: a multilayer conduit having a metal layer disposed between two polymeric layers, a conduit fitting having an electrically conductive component and a body having one or more layers of polymeric material, and means for conductively coupling the metallic layer of the multilayer tube to the electrically conductive component of the fitting, which provides a continuous electrical path throughout the corrosion resistant conduit system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Darren Dale Tremelling, Nikolaus Peter Zant, Yan Gao, Letisha McLaughlin Lam, Mark Drane, Cong Thanh Dinh, Ian Rubin de la Borbolla, Ronald White
  • Publication number: 20190003691
    Abstract: A cross member of a T bar ceiling system is designed to be part of the ceiling grid system and adapted to releasably receive a strip light beneath the cross T member. The strip light provides support flanges beneath the T member for supporting a ceiling panel edge at the conventional height. With this arrangement the grid system can be installed in the normal manner with these cross T's at positions where strip lights are to be secured. The strip lights can be installed at a later point in time. Preferably a push type releasable connection is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald White, Martin Daniel Gerkes
  • Publication number: 20180291621
    Abstract: A lighting system for ceiling grid systems advantageously uses a grid member designed to cooperate with a strip light to secure the strip light generally aligned beneath the grid system. The grid system can be initially installed with the cooperating grid members at specified locations. The strip lights can then be installed to the grid system. This arrangement simplifies installation particularly installations in commercial type spaces and larger scale architectural projects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald White, Martin O. Gerkes
  • Publication number: 20180246232
    Abstract: A gamma-ray analysis system is described for analyzing gamma-ray emitting radionuclides. The gamma-ray analysis system includes an analytical apparatus having a gamma-ray detector in operative communication with a modular and scalable shield assembly that encases a sample container having a sample to be tested. The detector communicates data to an electronic interface device that converts the data from an analog format to a digital format before a controller transmits the data to a central laboratory for further data processing, analysis and conclusion by qualified laboratory analysts. The controller runs an application software package on a graphic user interface that allows simple steps for conducting testing and data acquisition by the end user, while permitting real time data transmission between the field site and the central location. Functions were implemented for ensuring laboratory quality results while removing knowledge and experience requirements of an end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Cong Wei, Kelly M. Garnick, Thomas A. Scott, Elon M. Malkin, Jennifer T. Szymanski, Steve Laskos, James Cocks, Jeffrey Ralmondi, Richard Mowry, Hiram Gonzalez, Ronald White, Wilhelm Mueller, Robert Fournier
  • Patent number: 10011986
    Abstract: A lighting system for ceiling grid systems advantageously uses a grid member designed to cooperate with a strip light to secure the strip light generally aligned beneath the grid system. The grid system can be initially installed with the cooperating grid members at specified locations. The strip lights can then be installed to the grid system. This arrangement simplifies installation particularly installations in commercial type spaces and larger scale architectural projects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CANADA, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald White, Martin D. Gerkes
  • Patent number: 9976727
    Abstract: A cross member of a T bar ceiling system is designed to be part of the ceiling grid system and adapted to releasably receive a strip light beneath the cross T member. The strip light provides support flanges beneath the T member for supporting a ceiling panel edge at the conventional height. With this arrangement the grid system can be installed in the normal manner with these cross T's at positions where strip lights are to be secured. The strip lights can be installed at a later point in time. Preferably a push type releasable connection is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CertainTeed Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald White, Martin D. Gerkes
  • Publication number: 20180025807
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant conduit system that protects against corrosion and against electrical shortage. The corrosion resistant conduit system includes: a multilayer conduit having a metal layer disposed between two polymeric layers, a conduit fitting having an electrically conductive component and a body having one or more layers of polymeric material, and means for conductively coupling the metallic layer of the multilayer tube to the electrically conductive component of the fitting, which provides a continuous electrical path throughout the corrosion resistant conduit system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Darren Dale Tremelling, Nikolaus Peter Zant, Yan Gao, Letisha McLaughlin Lam, Mark Drane, Cong Thanh Dinh, Ian Rubin de la Borbolla, Ronald White
  • Publication number: 20180002544
    Abstract: Self-healing polymers used to fabricate electrical devices or to coat electrical devices that have a metal or polymer substrate. The self-healing polymers can be made from modified polymers including polyurethanes, polyureas, polyamides and polyesters and, optionally, cross-linking agents and one or more catalysts. The self-healing polymers can be used to make cable ties, tape, conduit fittings and explosion-proof sealant materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yan GAO, Mark DRANE, Cong Thanh DINH, Ronald WHITE, Ian Rubin DE LA BORBOLLA
  • Publication number: 20170101776
    Abstract: Building insulations, building insulations systems, and related methods are provided. A building insulation can include an insulation body having a bottom surface and a top surface. The insulation body can be configured to reduce conduction of heat through the insulation body. The building insulation can include a facing secured to the bottom surface of the insulation body. Further, the building insulation can include a plurality of reinforcing straps secured between the facing and the bottom surface of the insulation body. The reinforcing straps is spaced apart from one another and provide reinforcing strength for attachment of the building insulation to a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventor: Ronald White
  • Publication number: 20170101777
    Abstract: A lighting system for ceiling grid systems advantageously uses a grid member designed to cooperate with a strip light to secure the strip light generally aligned beneath the grid system. The grid system can be initially installed with the cooperating grid members at specified locations. The strip lights can then be installed to the grid system. This arrangement simplifies installation particularly installations in commercial type spaces and larger scale architectural projects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CANADA, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald WHITE, Martin D. GERKES
  • Patent number: 9534382
    Abstract: A lighting system for ceiling grid systems advantageously uses a grid member designed to cooperate with a strip light to secure the strip light generally aligned beneath the grid system. The grid system can be initially installed with the cooperating grid members at specified locations. The strip lights can then be installed to the grid system. This arrangement simplifies installation particularly installations in commercial type spaces and larger scale architectural projects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CertainTeed Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald White, Martin D. Gerkes
  • Publication number: 20160061395
    Abstract: A cross member of a T bar ceiling system is designed to be part of the ceiling grid system and adapted to releasably receive a strip light beneath the cross T member. The strip light provides support flanges beneath the T member for supporting a. ceiling panel edge at the conventional height. With this arrangement the grid system can be installed in the normal manner with these cross T's at positions where strip lights are to be secured. The strip lights can be installed at a later point in time. Preferably a. push. type releasable connection is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CANADA, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald WHITE, Martin Daniel GERKES
  • Publication number: 20160017604
    Abstract: A lighting system for ceiling grid systems advantageously uses a grid member designed to cooperate with a strip light to secure the strip light generally aligned beneath the grid system. The grid system can be initially installed with the cooperating grid members at specified locations. The strip lights can then be installed to the grid system. This arrangement simplifies installation particularly installations in commercial type spaces and larger scale architectural projects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: CERTAINTEED CANADA, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald WHITE, Martin D. GERKES
  • Patent number: 9234796
    Abstract: A low-radiance infrared airborne calibration reference is an infrared imaging and calibration method. The method includes positioning a mirror perpendicular to an optical axis of a focal plane array in both an open-face position and a mirror-reading position. Temperatures of a lens, window, and the mirror are determined. In-band radiance and offset is calculated to generate an adjusted calibration curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Mason David Paulec, Jeffrey Brian Dieterich, Kenneth Howard Parker, Kevin Michael Young, Jack Ronald White
  • Patent number: 8739487
    Abstract: A ceiling panel uses a perimeter frame with a wide outwardly extending bottom flange defining a thin panel edge. Preferably the bottom flange includes a lower surface for securing of a finished substrate about the panel perimeter. The upper surface of the bottom flange receives a gusset clip that includes two arms for securement of the bottom flange and an upwardly extending lift and shift securing tab. The upwardly extending lift and shift securing tab is preferably located within a depth of the ceiling panel generally defined by an acoustical dampening material located within the perimeter frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Daniel Gerkes, Heikki Kolga, Ronald White
  • Patent number: 8683768
    Abstract: A ceiling panel clip with improved characteristics includes a torsion spring retaining loop that has a free end captured beneath a frame member of the ceiling panel. The retaining loop at one end thereof is integral with a base portion of the clip and the free end extends downwardly to the base portion. The base portion and retaining loop preferably cooperate to capture a coiled portion of a torsion spring used to suspend the ceiling panel. Preferably, securing legs of the torsion spring are biased inwardly to allow the coiled portion to be inserted on the retaining loop. Release of the securing legs captures the coiled portion on the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Daniel Gerkes, Heikki Kolga, Ronald White
  • Patent number: 8474200
    Abstract: A suspended ceiling system has a series of nodes interconnected by grid members to define a grid network. Each node includes a connection plate having a central port area that is adapted to form a recessed part of the finished surface of the ceiling system that is visible between adjacent suspended ceiling panels that conceal the grid members. The connection plate preferably includes grid member connecting arms extending outwardly from the connection plate. The central port area includes a cavity adapted for different purposes. This cavity can receive ceiling components, for example various light fixtures, securing devices or a removable access panel that covers the central port area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Decoustics Limited
    Inventors: Martin Daniel Gerkes, Heikki Kolga, Ronald White
  • Publication number: 20120186175
    Abstract: A suspended ceiling system has a series of nodes interconnected by grid members to define a grid network. Each node includes a connection plate having a central port area that is adapted to form a recessed part of the finished surface of the ceiling system that is visible between adjacent suspended ceiling panels that conceal the grid members. The connection plate preferably includes grid member connecting arms extending outwardly from the connection plate. The central port area includes a cavity adapted for different purposes. This cavity can receive ceiling components, for example various light fixtures, securing devices or a removable access panel that covers the central port area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Martin Daniel GERKES, Heikki KOLGA, Ronald WHITE