Patents by Inventor Steve Harrington

Steve Harrington 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: 8820351
    Abstract: A connector for use in a negative pressure coolant system is disclosed. The connector connects coolant system circulating to an electrical component thereby allowing the coolant to circulate through the electrical component. The connector is made up of two components, a component side connector and a pump side connector, and can be in three positions: disengaged, semi-engaged and fully-engaged. An electrical component can be drained of its coolant while the connector is shifted from the fully-engaged position, to the semi-engaged position and to the disengaged position. This can be accomplished without shutting down the negative pressure coolant system, thus allowing a particular electrical component to be disconnected without affecting the cooling efficiency of other electrical components connected to the system. Because the coolant is drained, it will not spill on the electrical component and cause damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Chilldyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Harrington, Peter C. Deangelis, William C Campbell
  • Patent number: 8800177
    Abstract: An excavation system employing a high-pressure pulsed air jet in combination with a low-pressure high velocity blower for excavating improvised explosive devices or other buried objects. The excavation system may also be employed to operate a pneumatic tool such as a cut-off tool or a chisel. The high velocity blower may incorporate a bifurcated fan duct having two air outlets. The system may include a pressure control module for regulating the from a high-pressure air source to an evacuation valve. The evacuation valve employs first and second valves where the second valve controls the operation of the first valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Harrington
  • Publication number: 20140190660
    Abstract: A reliable, leak tolerant liquid cooling system with a backup air-cooling system for computers is provided. The system may use a vacuum pump and a liquid pump in combination to provide negative fluid pressure so that liquid does not leak out of the system near electrical components. The system distributes flow and pressure with a series of pressure regulating valves so that an array of computers can be serviced by a single cooling system. The system provides both air and liquid cooling so that if the liquid cooling system does not provide adequate cooling, the air cooling system will be automatically activated. A connector system is provided to automatically evacuate the liquid from the heat exchangers before they are disconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Harrington
  • Patent number: 8769848
    Abstract: An excavation system employing a high-pressure pulsed air jet in combination with a low-pressure high velocity blower for excavating improvised explosive devices or other buried objects. The excavation system may also be employed to operate a pneumatic tool such as a cut-off tool or a chisel. The high velocity blower may incorporate a bifurcated fan duct having two air outlets. The system may include a pressure control module for regulating the from a high-pressure air source to an evacuation valve. The evacuation valve employs first and second valves where the second valve controls the operation of the first valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Harrington
  • Publication number: 20140130382
    Abstract: An excavation system employing a high-pressure pulsed air jet in combination with a low-pressure high velocity blower for excavating improvised explosive devices or other buried objects. The excavation system may also be employed to operate a pneumatic tool such as a cut-off tool or a chisel. The high velocity blower may incorporate a bifurcated fan duct having two air outlets. The system may include a pressure control module for regulating the from a high-pressure air source to an evacuation valve. The evacuation valve employs first and second valves where the second valve controls the operation of the first valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Harrington
  • Publication number: 20140130383
    Abstract: An excavation system employing a high-pressure pulsed air jet in combination with a low-pressure high velocity blower for excavating improvised explosive devices or other buried objects. The excavation system may also be employed to operate a pneumatic tool such as a cut-off tool or a chisel. The high velocity blower may incorporate a bifurcated fan duct having two air outlets. The system may include a pressure control module for regulating the from a high-pressure air source to an evacuation valve. The evacuation valve employs first and second valves where the second valve controls the operation of the first valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Harrington
  • Publication number: 20120180979
    Abstract: A reliable, leak-tolerant liquid cooling system with a backup air-cooling system for computers is provided. The system may use a vacuum pump and a liquid pump and/or an air compressor in combination to provide negative fluid pressure so that liquid does not leak out of the system near electrical components. Alternatively, the system can use a single vacuum pump and a valve assembly to circulate coolant. The system distributes flow and pressure with a series of pressure regulating valves so that an array of computers can be serviced by a single cooling system. The system provides both air and liquid cooling so that if the liquid cooling system does not provide adequate cooling, the air cooling system will be automatically activated. The heat may be removed from the building efficiently with a cooling tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Steve Harrington
  • Publication number: 20110253347
    Abstract: A reliable, leak tolerant liquid cooling system with a backup air-cooling system for computers is provided. The system may use a vacuum pump and a liquid pump in combination to provide negative fluid pressure so that liquid does not leak out of the system near electrical components. The system distributes flow and pressure with a series of pressure regulating valves so that an array of computers can be serviced by a single cooling system. The system provides both air and liquid cooling so that if the liquid cooling system does not provide adequate cooling, the air cooling system will be automatically activated. A connector system is provided to automatically evacuate the liquid from the heat exchangers before they are disconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Steve Harrington
  • Publication number: 20070082464
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for improved fluidic self assembly (FSA). An apparatus performing an improved FSA method can include one or more of a block deposition and clearing section, a drying section, a lamination section and an inspection section. In a specific embodiment, each of these sections are connected in series but distinctly separate. The deposition and clearing section can additionally include dispenser nozzles, rolling pins, and a cross-flow jet pump nozzle, as well as other components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Kenneth Schatz, Gordon Craig, Cornelius Sutu, John Smith, Samuel Robillos, Omar Alvarado, Ming Chan, Steve Harrington
  • Publication number: 20060029260
    Abstract: Text, images, and/or graphics of electronic documents should be organized and laid out in a two-dimensional format for presentation to the viewer. The best such layout depends upon the content present, the creator's intent, the output device, and the viewer's interests. To analyze the qualitative nature of the layout in quantifiable terms, the electronic document is measure using various quantifiable factors; such as, balance, uniformity, white space management, alignment, consistency, legibility, etc.; that impact a qualitative nature of a document. Such quantifiable factors are then used to quantize the aesthetics, ease of use, eye-catching ability, interest, communicability, comfort, and convenience of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Steve Harrington, Jose Naveda, Rhys Jones, Nathan Sarr, Nishant Thakkar, Paul Roetling
  • Patent number: 6543449
    Abstract: A ventilatory system which may be operated in an invasive and a non-invasive mode is provided utilizing a graphical user interface for presenting only those controlled parameters utilized for that specific mode of operation. Volume and pressure ventilatory support parameters are included for invasive ventilation and non-invasive ventilation control parameters are provided for non-invasive ventilatory assistance. The graphical user interface enables an operator to select the desired mode of operation wherein only those parameters related to that specific mode of operation are presented. Furthermore, a blower is provided for providing an air source to the ventilator enabling the ventilator to be self sufficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Respironics, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul L. Woodring, Gardner J. Kimm, Robert L. Stephenson, David R. Rogers, Donald J. Novkov, Rebecca A. Mabry, Steve Harrington
  • Publication number: 20030062045
    Abstract: A ventilatory system which may be operated in an invasive and a non-invasive mode is provided utilizing a graphical user interface for presenting only those controlled parameters utilized for that specific mode of operation. Volume and pressure ventilatory support parameters are included for invasive ventilation and non-invasive ventilation control parameters are provided for non-invasive ventilatory assistance. The graphical user interface enables an operator to select the desired mode of operation wherein only those parameters related to that specific mode of operation are presented. Furthermore, a blower is provided for providing an air source to the ventilator enabling the ventilator to be self sufficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Applicant: Respironics, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul L. Woodring, Gardner J. Kimm, Robert L. Stephenson, David R. Rogers, Donald J. Novkov, Rebecca A. Mabry, Steve Harrington
  • Patent number: D416558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Sound Around Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Harrington