Patents by Inventor Stephen Joyce

Stephen Joyce 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).

  • Patent number: 10420258
    Abstract: A door assembly is described. The door assembly includes a door structure that is mounted over an opening of an enclosure. The door structure includes a body that includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first surface may face an inside of the enclosure when the door structure is closed. The door structure includes a number of finger bracket structures mounted on the first surface. Each one of the finger bracket structures includes a bracket and one or more finger gaskets coupled to the bracket. The finger gaskets of the finger bracket structures may contact enclosure brackets mounted around an edge of the opening of the enclosure when the door structure is closed. A combination of the finger gaskets in contact with enclosure brackets may create an electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield at the edge of the opening of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Rahilly, Edward Stephen Ferner, Jr., Brendan John Burgess, Scott Riley, Michael Dugan Joyce, Noe Arroyo, Chris Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20190186345
    Abstract: An inlet tank for a charge cooler comprises a manifold portion, a turbocharger inlet port, and a supercharger inlet port. The turbocharger inlet port is in fluid communication with a compressor wheel of a turbocharger and the manifold portion of the inlet tank. An opening is formed in a sidewall of the turbocharger inlet port. The supercharger inlet port is in fluid communication with an electric supercharger and intersects the turbocharger inlet port. The opening formed in the sidewall of the turbocharger inlet port provides fluid communication between the supercharger inlet port and the turbocharger inlet port. A valve element selectively determines when a flow of air from the supercharger inlet port enters the turbocharger inlet port through the opening based on a pressure differential present between the air exiting the compressor wheel of the turbocharger and the air exiting a compression mechanism of the electric supercharger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Joyce, Jon Stansfield, Jake Taylor, Tom Kelham, Tom Baldwin, Leo Somhorst
  • Publication number: 20190178589
    Abstract: A heat exchange assembly includes an upper cover panel, a lower cover panel, a plurality of stacked plate assemblies, and a plurality of fins interposed between the plurality of plate assemblies. Each of the plurality of plate assemblies forms a flow passage for receiving a coolant. A continuous flow path extends through the heat exchange assembly. The flow path is in fluid communication with the flow passage of each of the plates and configured to convey air from each of the flow passages to an environment separate from the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Joyce, Leo Somhorst, Alex McDonnell
  • Patent number: 10309732
    Abstract: A heat exchange assembly includes an upper cover panel, a lower cover panel, a plurality of stacked plate assemblies, and a plurality of fins interposed between the plurality of plate assemblies. Each of the plurality of plate assemblies forms a flow passage for receiving a coolant. A continuous flow path extends through the heat exchange assembly. The flow path is in fluid communication with the flow passage of each of the plates and configured to convey air from each of the flow passages to an environment separate from the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Stephen Joyce, Leo Somhorst, Alex McDonnell
  • Publication number: 20190043141
    Abstract: A method for assigning a set of tasks to a plurality of drill rigs, said tasks including drilling of holes by said plurality of drill rigs. The method includes defining a first set of constraints to be fulfilled when assigning tasks to said plurality of drill rigs finding an overall solution fulfilling said first set of constraints by solving each constraint as a sub-problem, a solution to at least one sub-problem being dependent on the solution of at least one other sub-problem; said overall solution fulfilling said first set of constraints being determined when a solution to a first of said sub-problems is validated by solutions of others of said sub-problems, and assigning tasks to said plurality of drill rigs according to the determined validated overall solution, wherein tasks of said set of tasks are arranged to be carried out at least partially overlapping in time by said plurality of drill rigs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: EPIROC ROCK DRILLS AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Robert Lundh, Stephen Joyce, Masoumeh Mansouri, Federico Pecora, Henrik Andreasson
  • Patent number: 10094624
    Abstract: A fin for a heat exchanger includes a member and a first row formed in the member. The first row having a plurality of valley sections alternating with a plurality of crest sections. A plurality of walls is interposed between and integrally joins the plurality of valley sections and the plurality of crest sections. At least one of the plurality of walls of the first row is angled with respect to a lateral axis of the member. A second row is formed in the member, the second row having a plurality of valley sections alternating with a plurality of crest sections and a plurality of walls interposed between and integrally joining the plurality of valley sections to the plurality of crest sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Leo Somhorst, Petr Fabian, Stephen Joyce, Marek Bursik, Tomas Sikora
  • Publication number: 20180274867
    Abstract: A plate for a heat exchanger includes a substantially planar body having a first end, a second end opposing the first end, a fluid surface, and an outer surface. A first cup extends from the outer surface of the body adjacent the first end of the body. A second cup extends from the outer surface of the body and is spaced from the second end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Leo Somhorst, Petr Fabian, Stephen Joyce, Marek Bursik, Martin Sopuch, Stepan Hlavac, Jan Povysil, Durai Duraiswamy
  • Publication number: 20180266247
    Abstract: A method for assigning a set of tasks to a plurality of mining machines, said machines being arranged to be driven between positions for performing tasks is provided. The method includes defining a first set of constraints to be fulfilled finding an overall solution fulfilling the first set of constraints by solving each constraint as a sub-problem, a solution to at least one sub-problem being dependent on the solution of at least one other sub-problem; the overall solution fulfilling the first set of constraints being an overall solution where a first of said sub-problems is validated by solutions of others of the sub-problems, and assigning tasks to the machines according to the determined validated overall solution, wherein tasks are arranged to be carried out at least partially overlapping in time by the mining machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: EPIROC ROCK DRILLS AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Robert LUNDH, Stephen JOYCE, Masoumeh MANSOURI, Henrik ANDREASSON, Federico PECORA
  • Publication number: 20170370651
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for a motor vehicle includes a seal and a core. The core includes a first groove formed in a first side and a second groove formed in an opposing second side. The first groove and the second groove are each configured to receive a portion of the seal to secure the seal to the core. The seal includes a cross member and a pair of uprights extending from opposing ends of the cross member, wherein the cross member and the uprights each include a sealing element. The uprights further include a rail extending from the upright and configured to be received in the groove of the core. The core further includes an integrated shear panel formed at opposing ends thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Leo Somhorst, Seok Jong Yoo, Stephen Joyce, Kamil Stach
  • Publication number: 20170198983
    Abstract: A fin for a heat exchanger includes a member and a first row formed in the member. The first row having a plurality of valley sections alternating with a plurality of crest sections. A plurality of walls is interposed between and integrally joins the plurality of valley sections and the plurality of crest sections. At least one of the plurality of walls of the first row is angled with respect to a lateral axis of the member. A second row is formed in the member, the second row having a plurality of valley sections alternating with a plurality of crest sections and a plurality of walls interposed between and integrally joining the plurality of valley sections to the plurality of crest sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Leo Somhorst, Petr Fabian, Stephen Joyce, Marek Bursik, Tomas Sikora
  • Publication number: 20170167806
    Abstract: A heat exchange assembly includes an upper cover panel, a lower cover panel, a plurality of stacked plate assemblies, and a plurality of fins interposed between the plurality of plate assemblies. Each of the plurality of plate assemblies forms a flow passage for receiving a coolant. A continuous flow path extends through the heat exchange assembly. The flow path is in fluid communication with the flow passage of each of the plates and configured to convey air from each of the flow passages to an environment separate from the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Joyce, Leo Somhorst, Alex McDonnell
  • Publication number: 20160334174
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for a motor vehicle comprises a fluid reservoir having at least one continuous sidewall. A plurality of first coupling features are formed in a base of the sidewall, wherein the first coupling features are outward extending protrusions. The heat exchanger further comprises a header configured to receive a portion of the fluid reservoir therein. The header includes a mounting tab having a plurality of second coupling features and a plurality of reinforcing features alternately formed therein. Each of the second coupling features are cavities configured to receive a portion of a corresponding one of the first coupling features therein. A receiving surface of each of the second coupling features cooperates with an engaging surface of the corresponding one of the first coupling features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Leo Somhorst, Petr Fabian, Stephen Joyce, Adam Coleberd
  • Publication number: 20120298344
    Abstract: A header for a heat exchanger includes an elongate header plate having a pair of substantially parallel long edges. The header plate includes an elongate slot extending in a first direction across the header plate and a pair of ridges extending in a second direction along the header plate. The second direction is substantially perpendicular to the first direction. Edge regions of the header plate are formed on sides of the ridges adjacent the long edges. At least one of the edge regions lie in a first plane and crests of the ridges lie in a second plane. The first plane is substantially parallel to and offset from the second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: ALEX MCDONNELL, KEITH WILKINS, RICHARD ARMSDEN, STEPHEN JOYCE, JOEL JENNINGS, NIGEL SEEDS
  • Publication number: 20080010095
    Abstract: The present invention provides a life insurance product known as longevity insurance. Longevity insurance mitigates longevity risk, the risk that an individual will outlive his or her assets. More specifically, the purchase of longevity insurance guarantees an individual a predetermined, periodic income payment for the life of the purchaser. The guaranteed stream of monthly income commences at a later date, which may be utilized to supplement an existing income level or provide income in the event that the individual outlives his or her accumulated assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Stephen Joyce
  • Publication number: 20070193903
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a circular, coiled wire containment/dispenser system that is designed to simplify production methods and reduce production costs, and, because it is ergonomically designed, is easier to use with respect to the user. The circular body is preferably made of a single circle of semitransparent plastic, which contains one or more spiral grooves closed by a matching, clip-on lid. There are preferably lateral and medial ramps or bumps on both sides of the spirals. These ramps deflect the wires toward the center of the spiral. Thus a large percentage of the surface of the wires are not touching the walls of the containment system and touch only the apexes of the medial and lateral ramps or bumps. By this method, friction is greatly reduced allowing efficient wire extraction and loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: JS VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: John Opie, Stephen Joyce, Thomas Izdebski
  • Publication number: 20070129694
    Abstract: A device is delineated for removing body fluid from a wound site. The device may include a drain sealed within the wound site, a conduit connected to the drain and a fluid container connected to the other end of the conduit. The fluid container may include at least one inlet passage of larger diameter to reduce likelihood of clogging during body-fluid inflow. An additional inlet passage may be included. The fluid container may also include at least one outlet passage of larger diameter to improve draining efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: John Opie, Stephen Joyce, Thomas Izdebski
  • Publication number: 20070123826
    Abstract: A device for gripping a guide wire includes a body portion having an opening therethrough, and has an open position and a closed position. When the device is in the open position the guide wire may be passed through the opening. When the device is in the closed position the guide wire is gripped at more than one location thereby allowing force or torque to be applied to the guide wire. A device according to the invention may optionally, or instead, include (a) a snout to act as a guide wire director, (b) a structure, such as an opening, configured to receive an end of a guide wire package, (c) a structure for securing a body member to the device, and/or (d) a mechanism for advancing or retracting a guide wire. If the device includes one of these optional features, it need not be designed to grip a guide wire at two or more locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: John Opie, Stephen Joyce
  • Publication number: 20060258996
    Abstract: Disclosed are surgical drains for use in surgical wounds. The drains are placed in the wound in the body and draw in unwanted bodily material. The drains can be of any shape, but preferably have a generally circular cross section or include a generally flat top surface, a generally flat bottom-surface and two sides connecting the top surface and bottom surface. The drain has an outer surface, two ends, a length and an interior lumen that may extend substantially along the length. At least one row of openings is formed in the outer surface along the longitudinal axis. The openings in a single row may comprise large cross-sectional openings alternating with small cross-sectional openings. If a plurality of rows are utilized, the small cross-sectional openings may not be included. It is preferred that the large cross-sectional openings in one row be offset, or staggered, from the large cross-sectional openings in a neighboring row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: John Opie, Stephen Joyce, Thomas Izdebski
  • Patent number: 7004154
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for cooling intake air prior to entry into a combustion chamber of a boosted internal combustion engine. The invention provides an air intake system comprising a cooler disposed in an intake passage downstream of a charger; a bypass passage for communication between a portion of said intake passage located upstream of said cooler and a portion of said intake passage located downstream of said cooler so as to allow a flow of air discharged from the charger to bypass the cooler; a bypass control valve disposed in said bypass passage to open and close the bypass passage and a flow restriction disposed in the bypass passage limiting the flow in the event that the bypass control valve remains in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Joyce, Chris Whelan, Iain William Gouldson, Chris Bush, Noel Henderson
  • Publication number: 20050283174
    Abstract: A vein stripping device and method of use are disclosed. One embodiment of the vein stripping device comprises an endovascular component having a first endovascular end and a second endovascular end, a handle that attaches to one of the endovascular ends and a vein stripper that attaches to the endovascular end opposite the handle. The endovascular component is sized to fit inside the lumen of a to-be-removed vein. The vein stripper preferably includes an internal cavity for collecting at least a portion of the to-be-removed vein and preventing at least a portion of the to-be-removed vein from slipping over the vein stripper. In use, a vein is accessed in two locations and the endovascular component is positioned in the vein lumen. The handle is attached to one endovascular end and the vein stripper to the second endovascular end. A user then pulls the handle and pulls the vein stripper along the length of the accessed vein thus removing the vein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: John Opie, Stephen Joyce