Patents by Inventor Stephen D. Griffin

Stephen D. Griffin 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: 20220320697
    Abstract: Systems for suppressing adverse exothermic reactions in an energy storage container. One energy storage system includes a container configured to support a plurality of battery cells; a plurality of battery cells disposed inside and supported by the container; an agent supply port attached to the container; and a tube disposed inside the container and having a closed end and an open end. The open end of the tube is in fluid communication with the agent supply port. The tube comprises fusible portions which are designed to melt or soften at a temperature which is lower than the melting or softening temperature of another portion of the tube. In response to melting or softening of the fusible portions of the tube, pressurized exothermic reaction-suppressing agent is distributed inside the container via the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen D. Griffin, Douglas E. Ferguson, Aaron J. Kutzmann, John A. Trela, Frederic Lacaux
  • Patent number: D967839
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Dascola, Allison W. Dryer, Robert Garcia, Bradley William Griffin, Aurelio Guzmán, Stephen O. Lemay, Richard D. Lyons, Grant R. Paul, Philipp Rockel, Christopher Wilson, Giancarlo Yerkes