Patents by Inventor Stephen P. Jones

Stephen P. 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).

  • Patent number: 10139325
    Abstract: A system for evaluating bubble formation potential in a structure includes an environment test chamber and an environmental controller for controlling a plurality of environmental conditions within the environment chamber. The system additionally includes a detector for capturing images of a structure under test and an illumination source for controlling illumination of the structure under test. A user interface is coupled to the environment controller for setting and adjusting environmental conditions within the environment test chamber. The user interface is also coupled to the illumination source for setting and adjusting illumination of the structure and the user interface is coupled to the detector for receiving the captured images and evaluating bubble formation potential in the structure under test based on the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Xiaoxi Wang, Jeffrey C. Mentel, Shuying Zhu, Stephen P. Jones
  • Publication number: 20170307493
    Abstract: A system for evaluating bubble formation potential in a structure includes an environment test chamber and an environmental controller for controlling a plurality of environmental conditions within the environment chamber. The system additionally includes a detector for capturing images of a structure under test and an illumination source for controlling illumination of the structure under test. A user interface is coupled to the environment controller for setting and adjusting environmental conditions within the environment test chamber. The user interface is also coupled to the illumination source for setting and adjusting illumination of the structure and the user interface is coupled to the detector for receiving the captured images and evaluating bubble formation potential in the structure under test based on the captured images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Xiaoxi Wang, Jeffrey C. Mentel, Shuying Zhu, Stephen P. Jones
  • Patent number: 8866434
    Abstract: A control system for a turbine blade, including: an operational control element for generating and outputting an operational control signal, the operational control signal for non-emergency operation of a motor for controlling pitch of the turbine blade; an emergency control element, separate from and different from the operational control element, for generating and outputting an emergency control signal for emergency operation of the motor; and, an output stage element for receiving the operational and emergency control signals and for selecting one of the operational or emergency control signals, and with a means for receiving power for operation of the motor and with a means for providing the received power to the motor according to the selected operational or emergency control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Windurance LLC
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jones, Alan Duane Cleland, Paul John Rowan
  • Patent number: 8736399
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a first filter, a second filter, a third filter, and a fourth filter. The first filter may comprise a low pass filter having a first bandwidth and configured to present a first output signal in response to an input signal received at an input port of the apparatus. The second filter may comprise a high pass filter having a second bandwidth and configured to present a second output signal in response to the input signal received at the input port of the apparatus. The third filter may comprise a low pass filter having a third bandwidth and configured to present a third output signal in response to the second output signal. The fourth filter may comprise a high pass filter having a fourth bandwidth and configured to present a fourth output signal in response to the second output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Piotr M. Solski, Stephen P. Jones, David A. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8432050
    Abstract: In a wind turbine/generator having a rotatable hub, at least one blade rotatably secured to the hub, a pitch control system for adjusting pitch of each blade, the pitch control system located within the rotatable hub, a stationary nacelle, and a slip ring assembly at a junction of an electrical circuit between the rotatable hub and the stationary nacelle, the slip ring assembly operatively arranged for transmission of electrical signals between equipment located within the rotating hub and equipment located within the stationary nacelle, an apparatus for grid loss ride-through for the pitch control system, comprising for example, operational amplifiers for sensing and monitoring power on the rotating side of the slip ring assembly, and, a contactor coil, for example, for supplying power to the pitch control system from a backup power source when the sensed power drops to a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Windurance, LLC
    Inventors: Paul John Rowan, Stephen P. Jones, Alan Duane Cleland
  • Publication number: 20120256701
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a first filter, a second filter, a third filter, and a fourth filter. The first filter may comprise a low pass filter having a first bandwidth and configured to present a first output signal in response to an input signal received at an input port of the apparatus. The second filter may comprise a high pass filter having a second bandwidth and configured to present a second output signal in response to the input signal received at the input port of the apparatus. The third filter may comprise a low pass filter having a third bandwidth and configured to present a third output signal in response to the second output signal. The fourth filter may comprise a high pass filter having a fourth bandwidth and configured to present a fourth output signal in response to the second output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Piotr M. Solski, Stephen P. Jones, David A. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20110046802
    Abstract: A control system for a turbine blade, including: an operational control element for generating and outputting an operational control signal, the operational control signal for non-emergency operation of a motor for controlling pitch of the turbine blade; an emergency control element, separate from and different from the operational control element, for generating and outputting an emergency control signal for emergency operation of the motor; and, an output stage element for receiving the operational and emergency control signals and for selecting one of the operational or emergency control signals, and with a means for receiving power for operation of the motor and with a means for providing the received power to the motor according to the selected operational or emergency control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: WINDURANCE LLC
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jones, Alan Duane Cleland, Paul John Rowan
  • Publication number: 20100295304
    Abstract: In a wind turbine/generator having a rotatable hub, at least one blade rotatably secured to the hub, a pitch control system for adjusting pitch of each blade, the pitch control system located within the rotatable hub, a stationary nacelle, and a slip ring assembly at a junction of an electrical circuit between the rotatable hub and the stationary nacelle, the slip ring assembly operatively arranged for transmission of electrical signals between equipment located within the rotating hub and equipment located within the stationary nacelle, an apparatus for grid loss ride-through for the pitch control system, comprising means for sensing and monitoring power on the rotating side of the slip ring assembly, and, means for supplying power to the pitch control system from a backup power source when the sensed power drops to a predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: MLS ELECTROSYSTEM, LLC
    Inventors: Paul John Rowan, Stephen P. Jones, Alan Duane Cleland
  • Publication number: 20090249555
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of preventing yellowing of textiles comprising polyurethane foam and at least one phenolic antioxidant by contacting the textile with at least one aryl alkyl sulfonic acid salt and to textiles obtained by such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A R.L.
    Inventors: Robert Dewhurst, Stephen P. Jones
  • Publication number: 20080222857
    Abstract: A lift plate for holding a window pane is disclosed which may include a clamp operable to grasp a window pane with a grasping force responsive to a force of insertion of the window pane into the clamp; and a reinforcement system operable to follow a movement of at least a portion of the clamp and to prevent retraction of the clamp from a grasping position with respect to the window pane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Michael Twork, Stephen P. Jones, Lawrence Demeniuk
  • Publication number: 20040220537
    Abstract: A unit container for a treatment fluid comprises a sealed enclosure of which one wall section thereof is formed with at least one opening. The enclosure is pressuriseable to discharge its contents thorough the opening or openings, which is or are of sufficient diameter to enable the generation of a jet and/or discrete droplets of treatment fluid discharged therefrom. The one wall section is typically a flat section of the enclosure wall, and the enclosure is typically a blister pack, with the wall section at a planar base of the blister. However the one wall section may be dome-shaped and formed with at least one opening in the top region of the dome. Containers of the invention may be provided in packages, for example in strip form or in planar arrays. Dispensing devices are described for discharging their content in treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: Pharmacia Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Jonathan K. Embleton, Stephen P. Jones, Richard J. Malcolmsen, Luigi G. Martini, Peter J. Houzego, Sarah A. Rocca, Howard N. Stevens
  • Patent number: 6726665
    Abstract: A unit container for a treatment fluid comprises a sealed enclosure of which one wall section thereof is formed with at least one opening. The enclosure is pressuriseable to discharge its contents through the opening or openings, which is or are of sufficient diameter to enable the generation of a jet and/or discrete droplets of treatment fluid discharged therefrom. The one wall section is typically a flat section of the enclosure wall, and the enclosure is typically a blister pack, with the wall section at a planar base of the blister. However, the one wall section may be dome-shaped and formed with at least one opening in the top region of the dome. Containers of the invention may be provided in packages, for example in strip form or in planar arrays. Dispensing devices are described for discharging their contents in treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Pharmacia Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Jonathan K. Embleton, Stephen P. Jones, Richard J. Malcolmson, Luigi G. Martini, Peter J. Houzego, Sarah A. Rocca, Howard N. Stevens
  • Patent number: 6578658
    Abstract: An acoustic chamber formed in door of a vehicle includes a metal door inner panel having an aperture extending therethrough, and a door module secured in the aperture of the door inner panel. The door module includes an indentation and may be made of a polymer or a fibrous material. An interior door trim panel overlies the door module and a loudspeaker is secured between the interior door trim panel and the door module. The interior door trim panel may include a bulge opposing the indentation in the door module, with the loudspeaker located between the bulge and the indentation. A sealing element is secured between the door module and the interior door trim panel for defining an acoustic chamber between the door module and the interior door trim panel. The acoustic chamber enhances the performance of the loudspeaker, thereby allowing a smaller loudspeaker to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: SAI Automotive USA-SAL, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jones, Michael James Twork, Karl Jon Mertz, Said Ali Shebak
  • Patent number: 6425888
    Abstract: A unit container for a treatment fluid comprises a sealed enclosure of which one wall section thereof is formed with at least one opening. The enclosure is pressuriseable to discharge its contents through the opening or openings, which is or are of sufficient diameter to enable the generation of a jet and/or discrete droplets of treatment fluid discharged therefrom. The one wall section is typically a flat section of the enclosure wall, and the enclosure is typically a blister pack, with the wall section at a planar base of the blister. However, the one wall section may be dome-shaped and formed with at least one opening in the top region of the dome. Containers of the invention may be provided in packages, for example in strip form or in planar arrays. Dispensing devices are described for discharging their contents in treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: R. P. Scherer Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan K. Embleton, Stephen P. Jones, Richard J. Malcolmson, Luigi G. Martini, Peter J. Houzego, Sarah A. Rocca, Howard N. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20010030078
    Abstract: An acoustic chamber formed in door of a vehicle includes a metal door inner panel having an aperture extending therethrough, and a door module secured in the aperture of the door inner panel. The door module includes an indentation and may be made of a polymer or a fibrous material. An interior door trim panel overlies the door module and a loudspeaker is secured between the interior door trim panel and the door module. The interior door trim panel may include a bulge opposing the indentation in the door module. A sealing element is secured between the door module and the interior door trim panel for defining an acoustic chamber between the door module and the interior door trim panel. The acoustic chamber enhances the performance of the loudspeaker, thereby allowing a smaller loudspeaker to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2001
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jones, Michael James Twork, Karl Jon Mertz, Said Ali Shebak
  • Patent number: 5853713
    Abstract: A linear block copolymer comprising units of an alkylene oxide, linked to units of peptide via a linking group comprising a --CH.sub.2 CHOHCH.sub.2 N(R)-- moiety, is useful as an imaging agent, drug, prodrug or as a delivery system for imaging agents, drugs or prodrugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: Sterling Winthrop Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene R. Cooper, Stephen P. Jones, Colin W. Pouton, Michael D. Threadgill
  • Patent number: 5618528
    Abstract: A linear block copolymer comprising units of an alkylene oxide, linked to units of peptide via a linking group comprising a --CH.sub.2 CHOHCH.sub.2 N(R)-- moiety, is useful as an imaging agent, drug, prodrug or as a delivery system for imaging agents, drugs or prodrugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: Sterling Winthrop Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene R. Cooper, Stephen P. Jones, Colin W. Pouton, Michael D. Threadgill
  • Patent number: 5540590
    Abstract: A analytical method is provided for predicting human evaluation response to the quality of sounds produced by the operation of the power door lock actuator assembly involving the computation of predicted sound preference from recorded data on certain sound parameters of a sample or samples of the power door lock actuator mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Jerome Avery, Scott Amman, Stephen P. Jones
  • Patent number: 4902230
    Abstract: A relational, rotational structure incorporating a plurality of rotatable components 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 mounted on a common shaft 6. Indicia are located on peripheral portions of the rotatable components. The indicia can be related to each other in an educational manner by appropriate rotation of the components in such a way as to align indicia in specified arrangements.The structure is particularly useful for teaching young children their multiplication tables and spelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Inventor: Stephen P. Jones