Patents by Inventor Russell K. Jones

Russell K. 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).

  • Publication number: 20210142432
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method for providing a multi-User and multi-device interface that functions as a single Cloud-based access point for Regulators, Operators and the general public to information regarding all aspects of regulatory compliance for any number of Sites or projects that are subject to regulatory oversight, wherein access to the data is strictly controlled so that only portions of the data are visible to a User based on pre-defined access rights, and wherein the system is ultimately designed to facilitate regulatory compliance by providing access to forms, permits and all other documentation needed so that a Site or project can be inspected and the proper reports may be generated for the activities of the Operator at a Site or project.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Donald H. Reynolds, Ryan M. Dickson, Vard S. Lott, Russell H. Day, Ryan K. Jones, Amir A. Arafat, Jared K. Uffenorde, James H. Tolman
  • Patent number: 9863890
    Abstract: A solar cell testing apparatus may include an illuminator for directing light energy on a solar cell under test. The solar cell testing apparatus may also include a device for selectively positioning different filters of a multiplicity of filters in an optical path between the illuminator and the solar cell under test to at least one of measure performance and detect any defects in the solar cell. The multiplicity of filters may include a first set of filters and a second set of filters. Each filter of the first set of filters is adapted for passing a predetermined percentage of intensity of the light energy from the illuminator onto the solar cell under test. The second set of filters being adapted for testing the solar cell under different spectrums of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas R. Jungwirth, Emilio Quezada, Gregory A. Campbell, James H. Ermer, Russell K. Jones
  • Publication number: 20160012714
    Abstract: An audio warning monitoring device, system and method including an audio detector, one or more audio screens to determine if monitored sound is an alarm, a processor or logic device to potentially analyze sound data and then instruct a transmitter to send a message with the monitoring device identification and signals representing sound detected by the audio detector to a server. The computer server analyzes the message and authenticates the audio detector, looks up user data associated with the detector, and contacts a user from previously stored user data in order to notify of the alert and then relay the audio signals in an audio file. At the user's option, the server may contact a staffed or automated monitoring center. Here a human operator may listen to the signals in the audio file and take appropriate action, such as calling the location of the alarm for verification or contacting a professional first responder(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc G. Patenaude, Russell K. Jones, III
  • Patent number: 9142118
    Abstract: An audio warning monitoring device, system and method including an audio detector, one or more audio screens to determine if monitored sound is an alarm, a processor or logic device to potentially analyze sound data and then instruct a transmitter to send a message with the monitoring device identification and signals representing sound detected by the audio detector to a server. The computer server analyzes the message and authenticates the audio detector, looks up user data associated with the detector, and contacts a user from previously stored user data in order to notify of the alert and then relay the audio signals in an audio file. At the user's option, the server may contact a staffed or automated monitoring center. Here a human operator may listen to the signals in the audio file and take appropriate action, such as calling the location of the alarm for verification or contacting a professional first responder(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc G. Patenaude, Russell K. Jones, III
  • Patent number: 8641861
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of assembling optical elements is provided. At least a portion of each optical element is disposed against at least a portion of a high precision surface. A structural frame is disposed adjacent the optical elements. At least two portions of the structural frame are aligned relative to each other and to the high precision surface with high precision. Adhesive is applied to adhere the structural frame to the optical elements. The adhesive is cured. In other embodiments, optical element assemblies are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert E Grip, Russell K Jones
  • Publication number: 20130039499
    Abstract: An audio warning monitoring device, system and method including an audio detector, one or more audio screens to determine if monitored sound is an alarm, a processor or logic device to potentially analyze sound data and then instruct a transmitter to send a message with the monitoring device identification and signals representing sound detected by the audio detector to a server. The computer server analyzes the message and authenticates the audio detector, looks up user data associated with the detector, and contacts a user from previously stored user data in order to notify of the alert and then relay the audio signals in an audio file. At the user's option, the server may contact a staffed or automated monitoring center. Here a human operator may listen to the signals in the audio file and take appropriate action, such as calling the location of the alarm for verification or contacting a professional first responder(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jean-Marc G. Patenaude, Russell K. Jones, III
  • Publication number: 20120313661
    Abstract: A solar cell testing apparatus may include an illuminator for directing light energy on a solar cell under test. The solar cell testing apparatus may also include a device for selectively positioning different filters of a multiplicity of filters in an optical path between the illuminator and the solar cell under test to at least one of measure performance and detect any defects in the solar cell. The multiplicity of filters may include a first set of filters and a second set of filters. Each filter of the first set of filters is adapted for passing a predetermined percentage of intensity of the light energy from the illuminator onto the solar cell under test. The second set of filters being adapted for testing the solar cell under different spectrums of light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: DOUGLAS R. JUNGWIRTH, EMILIO QUEZADA, GREGORY A. CAMPBELL, JAMES H. ERMER, RUSSELL K. JONES
  • Patent number: 8289157
    Abstract: An audio warning monitoring device, system and method including an audio detector, one or more audio screens to determine if monitored sound is an alarm, a processor or logic device to potentially analyze sound data and then instruct a transmitter to send a message with the monitoring device identification and signals representing sound detected by the audio detector to a server. The computer server analyzes the message and authenticates the audio detector, looks up user data associated with the detector, and contacts a user from previously stored user data in order to notify of the alert and then relay the audio signals in an audio file. At the user's option, the server may contact a staffed or automated monitoring center. Here a human operator may listen to the signals in the audio file and take appropriate action, such as calling the location of the alarm for verification or contacting a professional first responder(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: FireEar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc G. Patenaude, Russell K. Jones, III
  • Patent number: 8127758
    Abstract: An aerospace platform includes a structure having a cavity and a light-transmissive portion that exposes the cavity to sunlight. The aerospace platform further includes a fluid heating system. The fluid heating system includes a fluid-carrying, thermally absorptive structure within the cavity, and a solar collector for collecting light transmitted through the light-transmissive portion and focusing the collected light onto the absorptive structure. The thermally absorptive structure has a high surface absorptivity that retains thermal energy when exposed to solar irradiance and heats fluid contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Shailesh Atreya, Michael F. Stoia, Tina R. Stoia, Russell K. Jones
  • Publication number: 20110273284
    Abstract: An audio warning monitoring device, system and method including an audio detector, one or more audio screens to determine if monitored sound is an alarm, a processor or logic device to potentially analyze sound data and then instruct a transmitter to send a message with the monitoring device identification and signals representing sound detected by the audio detector to a server. The computer server analyzes the message and authenticates the audio detector, looks up user data associated with the detector, and contacts a user from previously stored user data in order to notify of the alert and then relay the audio signals in an audio file.At the user's option, the server may contact a staffed or automated monitoring center. Here a human operator may listen to the signals in the audio file and take appropriate action, such as calling the location of the alarm for verification or contacting a professional first responder(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: FireEar Corporation
    Inventors: Russell K. Jones, Jean-Marc G. Patenaude
  • Patent number: 8018337
    Abstract: An audio warning monitoring device, system and method including an audio detector, one or more audio screens to determine if monitored sound is an alarm, a processor or logic device to potentially analyze sound data and then instruct a transmitter to send a message with the monitoring device identification and signals representing sound detected by the audio detector to a server. The computer server analyzes the message and authenticates the audio detector, looks up user data associated with the detector, and contacts a user from previously stored user data in order to notify of the alert and then relay the audio signals in an audio file. At the user's option, the server may contact a staffed or automated monitoring center. Here a human operator may listen to the signals in the audio file and take appropriate action, such as calling the location of the alarm for verification or contacting a professional first responder(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Fireear Inc.
    Inventors: Russell K. Jones, Jean-Marc Patenaude
  • Publication number: 20090260619
    Abstract: Heliostat operation under significantly reduced infrastructure requirements is disclosed. As part of a larger solar power generation system, a heliostat may function autonomously to track the sun and maintain constant reflection of solar radiation to a collection device for conversion to electrical power. The heliostat employs a local independent solar power supply to provide power to the positioning mechanism and controller for the heliostat. The controller receives sun position information from a sensor and/or a predetermined schedule. In addition, the controller for the heliostat may incorporate a wireless communications device for remote monitoring and directing operations of the heliostat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lee Bailey, Douglas W. Caldwell, Russell K. Jones
  • Publication number: 20090242420
    Abstract: An aerospace platform includes a structure having a cavity and a light-transmissive portion that exposes the cavity to sunlight. The aerospace platform further includes a fluid heating system. The fluid heating system includes a fluid-carrying, thermally absorptive structure within the cavity, and a solar collector for collecting light transmitted through the light-transmissive portion and focusing the collected light onto the absorptive structure. The thermally absorptive structure has a high surface absorptivity that retains thermal energy when exposed to solar irradiance and heats fluid contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Shailesh Atreya, Michael F. Stoia, Tina R. Stoia, Russell K. Jones
  • Publication number: 20090033505
    Abstract: An audio warning monitoring device, system and method including an audio detector, one or more audio screens to determine if monitored sound is an alarm, a processor or logic device to potentially analyze sound data and then instruct a transmitter to send a message with the monitoring device identification and signals representing sound detected by the audio detector to a server. The computer server analyzes the message and authenticates the audio detector, looks up user data associated with the detector, and contacts a user from previously stored user data in order to notify of the alert and then relay the audio signals in an audio file. At the user's option, the server may contact a staffed or automated monitoring center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Russell K. Jones, Jean-Marc G. Patenaude
  • Publication number: 20080308142
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of assembling optical elements is provided. At least a portion of each optical element is disposed against at least a portion of a high precision surface. A structural frame is disposed adjacent the optical elements. At least two portions of the structural frame are aligned relative to each other and to the high precision surface with high precision. Adhesive is applied to adhere the structural frame to the optical elements. The adhesive is cured. In other embodiments, optical element assemblies are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Robert E. Grip, Russell K. Jones
  • Publication number: 20080282828
    Abstract: Mechanical systems and methods are disclosed for pointing a plurality of elements in an array in any direction within a near-hemispherical field of view without pointing the entire array as a single unit. A fixed frame and an adjuster frame disposed substantially parallel to and offset from each other are each coupled by universal joints to carriers for a plurality of elements. One or more drive mechanisms are used to move the adjuster frame relative to the fixed frame to produce coordinated pointing of the pointing axes of the plurality of elements. The systems and methods can be used in a variety of applications including pointing of solar concentrator receivers or antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Russell K. Jones
  • Patent number: 6850601
    Abstract: The security detection system includes a detection unit capable of detecting a condition, said unit in communication with a remote central server. Where the detection unit is connected to the server via a dial-up modem, the detection system may be connected to a telephone seizure unit. Upon occurrence and detection of a condition, the detection unit prevents a telephone from communicating with a main telephone line, while still allowing said detection unit to communicate electronic information to the server, even upon lifting of the telephone receiver from the base. Once electronic information is sent to the server, a programmed database of the server may send the information according to a pre-determined designation. The server monitors whether a designated party has responded to the information, and if not, may send the information to a human monitoring station. The designated party may request and receive additional information from the detection unit, via the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Sentinel Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell K. Jones, III, Mark S. West, G. Mark Miller
  • Publication number: 20040151282
    Abstract: The security detection system includes a detection unit capable of detecting a condition, said unit in communication with a remote central server. Where the detection unit is connected to the server via a dial-up modem, the detection system may be connected to a telephone seizure unit. Upon occurrence and detection of a condition, the detection unit prevents a telephone from communicating with a main telephone line, while still allowing said detection unit to communicate electronic information to the server, even upon lifting of the telephone receiver from the base. Once electronic information is sent to the server, a programmed database of the server may send the information according to a pre-determined designation. The server monitors whether a designated party has responded to the information, and if not, may send the information to a human monitoring station. The designated party may request and receive additional information from the detection unit, via the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Russell K. Jones, Mark S. West, G. Mark Miller
  • Patent number: 6447151
    Abstract: A variable beam width headlight whose beam width decreases and length increases as velocity of a vehicle increases and whose beam width increases and length decreases as velocity of a vehicle decreases. As the velocity of a vehicle increases or decreases so too does the airflow to the headlights. Therefore, airflow can be used as a measurement of an increase or decrease in velocity. Each headlight has a reflector, a light source within the reflector and an aperture through which a beam passes after light rays from the light source have been reflected from a reflector surface. When the velocity of a car increases, the aperture of the reflector decreases in size resulting in a narrower, longer beam of light allowing the driver to see objects far in the distance. When the velocity of a car decreases, the aperture of the reflector increases in size resulting in a wider, shorter beam of light allowing the driver to see objects nearby that are to either side of him.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Russell K. Jones
  • Patent number: 5623146
    Abstract: A thermal imaging device (10) includes a detector (50) having a linearly-arrayed plurality of spaced apart detector elements (50') upon which portions of a viewed scene are sequentially scanned by a scanner (22) in order to capture image information from the scene. A display device (22, 62, 66) similarly includes a first linear array of plural spaced apart light emitting diodes (LEDs) (62') which provide light scanned by the same scanner (22) to a user of the thermal imaging device (10) to provide an image replicating the viewed scene. The LEDs (62') of the display (22, 62, 66) are configured so that sequential portions of the image are interlaced and partially overlapped by the scanner (22) to provide a flat visual field which is free of raster lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Hughes Electronics
    Inventors: Russell K. Jones, Stephen P. Shaffer, Robert Sendall