Patents by Inventor Steven D. Jones

Steven D. 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: 10406845
    Abstract: An article may include a biodata page defining a perimeter including an edge and a hinge layer attached to at least a portion of the biodata page. The hinge layer comprises a cross-linked polyurethane. In some examples, the hinge layer may include a cross-linked thermoset polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Steven J. Rhyner, Christopher K. Haas, Todd D. Jones, Kui Chen-Ho, Krystal K. Hunt, Ryan E. Marx
  • Publication number: 20190242268
    Abstract: A blade track for a gas turbine engine includes a plurality of blade track segments. The blade track segments are arranged circumferentially around a central axis to form the blade track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel K. Vetters, Aaron D. Sippel, David J. Thomas, Andrew J. Eifert, Paul A. Davis, Simon L. Jones, Peter Broadhead, Bruce E. Varney, Jeffrey A. Walston, Steven Hillier
  • Publication number: 20190233159
    Abstract: A unit dose paperboard package having a locking feature includes an outer paperboard sleeve and an inner paperboard slide card lockably retained within the outer sleeve. The outer sleeve includes a plurality of panels operatively connected to each other such that a top panel of the plurality of panels includes an inner slide card retaining aperture and an inner slide card releasing button defined thereon. The inner slide card includes a plurality of unit dose dispensing blisters and a retaining and releasing panel located adjacent to the unit dose dispensing blisters. The inner slide card includes an access edge opposite the retaining and releasing panel, wherein the access edge is free of any folding spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Steven P. Jones, Marty Jones, James D. Knotts
  • Patent number: 9051710
    Abstract: A machine employing controllable mounts and a method for controlling such mounts based on operator input are disclosed. The controllable mount may include a housing, a pin, rheological fluid within the housing and coils provided proximate to the rheological fluid. As current is applied to the coils, the apparent viscosity of the rheological fluid is increased, and in so doing so is the stiffness and damping of the controllable mount. Depending on various factors, the operator may want a particular level of feedback. For example, when fine grading, the operator may want to feel every vibration and thus the controllable mounts should be as stiff as possible. The present disclosure therefore provides the operator with the ability to select the desired level of feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Jones, Ronald B. Warnat, Nathan S. Pauli, Lindner J. Timothy
  • Patent number: 8678478
    Abstract: A machine includes a frame and an operator cab supported by the frame. One or more passive mounts and one or more controllable mounts operatively connect the operator cab to the frame. The one or more controllable mounts include a housing, a pin mounted within the housing, a rheological fluid within the housing, and coils positioned relative to the housing to generate a field through the rheological fluid. An electronic control unit operatively associated with the coils and adapted to change a level of current applied to the coils to adjust an apparent viscosity of the rheological fluid to actively change the damping characteristics of the one or more controllable mounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Jones, Brett D. Ellen, Ronald B. Warnat, Kevin D. Ehrenhardt
  • Patent number: 8682539
    Abstract: A machine employing controllable mounts and a method for controlling such mounts based on machine operation are disclosed. The controllable mount may include a housing, a pin, rheological fluid within the housing and coils provided proximate to the rheological fluid. As current is applied to the coils, the apparent viscosity of the rheological fluid is increased, and in so doing so are the damping and stiffness properties of the controllable mount. With other operations such as roading or working on a flat surface, the feedback afforded by the mounts is not as important as operator comfort, in which case the current applied to the coils can be lowered and thus the mount can be made more relaxed. The machine of the present disclosure identifies the machine operation being performed through sensors, predictive algorithms, implement position, and operator input and sets the current and properties of the controllable mounts accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Jones, Ronald B. Warnat, Brett D. Ellen, Nathan S. Pauli, Michael S. Contratto
  • Patent number: 8610290
    Abstract: An integrated circuit chip has one or more electrically conductive nano-fibers formed on one or more contact pads of the integrated circuit chip. The one or more electrically conductive nano-fibers are configured to provide an adhesive force by intermolecular forces and establish an electrical connection with one or more contact pads disposed on the surface of a chip package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Lewis & Clark College, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Kellar Autumn, Ronald S. Fearing, Steven D. Jones
  • Patent number: 8329346
    Abstract: A gas consuming battery is provided with an air regulating system for regulating the flow of air into the battery. The air regulating system includes a valve having a moving plate disposed adjacent to another plate. The moving plate and the other plate can both have apertures therethrough that at least partially align in an open valve and are misaligned in a closed valve. The air regulating system can also include an actuator for moving the moving plate to open and close the valve. A sealing medium including a fluid containment layer and a fluid partially contained therein is disposed between the moving and fixed plates to enhance valve operation and sealing effectiveness. The fluid containment layer includes a porous material, and the fluid has a maximum wicking height, that is equal to or greater than a maximum interfacial dimension between the valve plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Janse van Rensburg, David M. Blakey, Steven D. Jones, Jerald D. Baldwin, Jr., Richard A. Langan
  • Publication number: 20120164545
    Abstract: A gas consuming battery is provided with an air regulating system for regulating the flow of air into the battery. The air regulating system includes a valve having a moving plate disposed adjacent to another plate. The moving plate and the other plate can both have apertures therethrough that at least partially align in an open valve and are misaligned in a closed valve. The air regulating system can also include an actuator for moving the moving plate to open and close the valve. A sealing medium including a fluid containment layer and a fluid partially contained therein is disposed between the moving and fixed plates to enhance valve operation and sealing effectiveness. The fluid containment layer includes a porous material, and the fluid has a maximum wicking height, that is equal to or greater than a maximum interfacial dimension between the valve plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Janse van Rensburg, David M. Blakey, Steven D. Jones, Jerald D. Baldwin, JR., Richard A. Langan
  • Patent number: 7972718
    Abstract: A fluid consuming battery (10) is provided with a fluid regulating system (50) for regulating fluid entry into the battery. The battery (10) includes a fluid consuming cell (20) having a cell housing with fluid entry ports for the passage of a fluid into the cell housing. A first fluid consuming electrode and a second electrode are disposed within the cell housing. The fluid regulating system (50) includes a valve having a moving plate (66) disposed adjacent to a fixed plate (62). The moving plate and fixed plate both have fluid entry ports (68, 64) that align in an open valve position and are misaligned in a closed valve position. The fluid regulating system (50) also includes an actuator that may include one or more shape memory alloy (SMA) components (82a, 82b) for moving the moving plate (66) relative to the fixed plate (62) to open and close the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Bailey, Richard A. Langan, Steven D. Jones, Robert M. Janmey, James P. Campbell, John M. Somerville, Oliver W. Burstall
  • Patent number: 7833649
    Abstract: A fluid consuming battery (10) is provided with a fluid regulating system (50) for regulating fluid entry into the battery. The battery (10) includes a fluid consuming cell (20) having a cell housing with fluid entry ports for the passage of a fluid into the cell housing. A first fluid consuming electrode and a second electrode are disposed within the cell housing. The fluid regulating system (50) includes a valve having a moving plate (66) disposed adjacent to a fixed plate (62). The moving plate and fixed plate both have fluid entry ports (68, 64) that align in an open valve position and are misaligned in a closed valve position. The fluid regulating system (50) also includes an actuator that may include one or more shape memory alloy (SMA) components (82a, 82b) for moving the moving plate (66) relative to the fixed plate (62) to open and close the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Jones, James P. Campbell, Robert M. Janmey
  • Publication number: 20100147640
    Abstract: A machine includes a frame and an operator cab supported by the frame. One or more passive mounts and one or more controllable mounts operatively connect the operator cab to the frame. The one or more controllable mounts include a housing, a pin mounted within the housing, a rheological fluid within the housing, and coils positioned relative to the housing to generate a field through the rheological fluid. An electronic control unit operatively associated with the coils and adapted to change a level of current applied to the coils to adjust an apparent viscosity of the rheological fluid to actively change the damping characteristics of the one or more controllable mounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Jones, Brett D. Ellen, Ronald B. Warnat, Kevin D. Ehrenhardt
  • Publication number: 20100152968
    Abstract: A machine employing controllable mounts and a method for controlling such mounts based on operator input are disclosed. The controllable mount may include a housing, a pin, rheological fluid within the housing and coils provided proximate to the rheological fluid. As current is applied to the coils, the apparent viscosity of the rheological fluid is increased, and in so doing so is the stiffness and damping of the controllable mount. Depending on various factors, the operator may want a particular level of feedback. For example, when fine grading, the operator may want to feel every vibration and thus the controllable mounts should be as stiff as possible. The present disclosure therefore provides the operator with the ability to select the desired level of feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D. Jones, Ronald B. Warnat, Nathan S. Pauli, Lindner J. Timothy
  • Publication number: 20100152979
    Abstract: A machine employing controllable mounts and a method for controlling such mounts based on machine operation are disclosed. The controllable mount may include a housing, a pin, rheological fluid within the housing and coils provided proximate to the rheological fluid. As current is applied to the coils, the apparent viscosity of the rheological fluid is increased, and in so doing so are the damping and stiffness properties of the controllable mount. With certain machine operations such as fine grading, plowing and loading, this may be helpful to the operator to more quickly or effectively perform the given task. With other operations such as roading or working on a flat surface, the feedback afforded by the mounts is not as important as operator comfort, in which case the current applied to the coils can be lowered and thus the mount can be made more relaxed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D. Jones, Ronald B. Warnat, Brett D. Ellen, Nathan S. Pauli, Michael S. Contratto
  • Publication number: 20100152978
    Abstract: A machine employing controllable mounts and a method for controlling such mounts to maintain ideal snubbing height and provide mount diagnostics are disclosed. The controllable mount may include a housing, a pin, rheological fluid within the housing and coils provided proximate to the rheological fluid. The pin may be held in the housing with a limited degree of play by an elastomeric member and in so doing hold the pin at the ideal snubbing height. Over time the elastomeric member may degrade and begin to sag. Sensors associated with the housing may monitor this sag and if necessary energize a field across the rheological fluid or pressurize gas within the housing so as to adjust to the position of the pin back to the ideal snubbing height. The data gathered by the sensors can also be stored and used to determine the remaining serviceable life of the controllable mount and diagnose when it should be replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D. Jones, Ronald B. Warnat, Brett D. Ellen, Nathan S. Pauli, Michael S. Contratto
  • Publication number: 20100152980
    Abstract: A machine employing controllable mounts and a method for controlling such mounts based on machine location are disclosed. The controllable mount may include a housing, a pin, rheological fluid within the housing and coils provided proximate to the rheological fluid. As current is applied to the coils, the apparent viscosity of the rheological fluid is increased, and in so doing so is the stiffness of the controllable mount. Depending on machine location, however, the operator may want differing levels of stiffness in one or more of the controllable mounts. For example, when roading on rocky terrain, the operator may want relatively loose mounts so as to absorb the large vibration inputs and make for a more comfortable ride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D. Jones, Ronald B. Warnat, Brett D. Ellen
  • Patent number: 7709087
    Abstract: A fabricated microstructure includes a substrate, a primary fiber, and a plurality of base fibers. The primary fiber has a width less than about 5 microns. Each base fiber of the plurality of base fibers has a first end attached to the primary fiber and a second end attached to the substrate. Each base fiber has a width less than the width of the primary fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Carmel Majidi, Richard E. Groff, Ronald S. Fearing, Steven D. Jones
  • Publication number: 20100062208
    Abstract: A fabricated microstructure includes a substrate, a primary fiber, and a plurality of base fibers. The primary fiber has a width less than about 5 microns. Each base fiber of the plurality of base fibers has a first end attached to the primary fiber and a second end attached to the substrate. Each base fiber has a width less than the width of the primary fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Carmel Majidi, Richard E. Groff, Ronald S. Fearing, Steven D. Jones
  • Publication number: 20090146320
    Abstract: An integrated circuit chip has one or more electrically conductive nano-fibers formed on one or more contact pads of the integrated circuit chip. The one or more electrically conductive nano-fibers are configured to provide an adhesive force by intermolecular forces and establish an electrical connection with one or more contact pads disposed on the surface of a chip package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicants: The Regents of the University of California, Lewis & Clark College
    Inventors: Kellar Autumn, Ronald S. Fearing, Steven D. Jones
  • Patent number: 7476982
    Abstract: An integrated circuit chip has one or more electrically conductive nano-fibers formed on one or more contact pads of the integrated circuit chip. The one or more electrically conductive nano-fibers are configured to provide an adhesive force by intermolecular forces and establish an electrical connection with one or more contact pads disposed on the surface of a chip package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Kellar Autumn, Ronald S. Fearing, Steven D. Jones