Patents by Inventor Terry Simpson

Terry Simpson 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: 10226656
    Abstract: A safety assembly provided with an automatic fire extinguisher system includes an engagement member, a blocking member, and an extension member. The engagement member is slidably received within an outlet port of a valve housing. A blocking member having a first blocking member portion and a second blocking member portion is at least partially received within a cavity defined by the valve housing. The extension member extends between the engagement member and the blocking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KIDDE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: David William Frasure, Doug John Baxendell, Christopher Wilson, Terry Simpson, John Wright Porterfield, Jr., Kevin R. Leitch, Michael Lee Davis
  • Patent number: 10210733
    Abstract: A smoke detector of an aircraft cargo container includes a status light emitting diode (LED), at least one accelerometer, and one or more processors. The at least one accelerometer is configured to sense movement of the aircraft cargo container and provide a sensor signal representative of the sensed movement. The one or more processors is configured to receive the sensor signal and adjust a blinking rate of the status LED based upon the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Norris, Terry Simpson
  • Patent number: 10184831
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a test light to simulate a fire includes measuring a baseline resistance induced in a sensor cell of a two-color detector in response to a controlled fire. The method includes monitoring a test resistance induced in the sensor cell in response to exposure to emissions from a test light and adjusting the emissions of the test light until the test resistance of the sensor cell equals the baseline resistance of the sensor cell to achieve a calibration setting for the test light. A test light for a detector includes a housing and a first LED within the housing having a first emission wavelength. A second LED is within the housing. The second LED has a second emission wavelength. The second emission wavelength is different than the first emission wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. Kern, Ken Bell, Terry Simpson, Christopher Wilson, David Frasure, Charles B. McLean, Clinton E. Piland
  • Patent number: 10137477
    Abstract: An interconnect is provided for a multidimensional transducer array. An adaptor provides a 90-degrees or other non-zero angle transition of conductors from connection with the elements to connection with a printed circuit board. The adaptor is formed as a component that may surface mount on the printed circuit board and may provide a pitch change from the element pitch to a different pitch, such as a pitch of conductors of an integrated circuit also mounted to the printed circuit board. The adaptor allows stacking of modules where each module uses standardized or regular printed circuit board connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Petersen, Terry Simpson, Walter Petersen, Jerry Hopple, Xuan-ming Lu
  • Patent number: 10105558
    Abstract: A fire suppression system includes a high pressure inert gas source configured to provide a first inert gas output and a low pressure inert gas source configured to provide a second inert gas output. A distribution network is connected with the high pressure inert gas source and the low pressure inert gas source to distribute the first inert gas output and the second inert gas output throughout a confined space. A volume reduction system is positioned within the confined space and includes a seal member. The seal member is selectively deployable between a first position and a second position to isolate a first volume of the confined space from a second volume of the confined space and reduce an amount of the first inert gas output and the second inert gas output required to respond to a fire threat within the confined space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dharmendr Len Seebaluck, Terry Simpson, Robert Glaser
  • Publication number: 20180147431
    Abstract: A fire suppressant discharge device is disclosed for connection to a mounting frame 30 and/or to fire suppressant distribution pipework 26. The device comprises an electrical firing circuit 20 configured to cause fire suppressant to be discharged from a discharge valve if triggered, and at least one arming switch 24 in the firing circuit 20 that is movable between an open position and a closed position. The arming switch 24 is arranged on the device and configured so as to be automatically moved to the closed position by connection of the device to a mounting frame 30 and/or to fire suppressant distribution pipework 24 so as to arm the firing circuit 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Adam CHATTAWAY, Harlan HAGGE, Terry SIMPSON
  • Publication number: 20180147430
    Abstract: A solid propellant gas generator fire suppression device 6 is disclosed comprising: a solid propellant material for generating a first fire suppression gas when combusted; an ignitor 10 for igniting the solid propellant material so as to generate said gas; an exhaust 12 for said gas; and an odorizer material arranged within the gas generator so that when the ignitor 10 is activated the odorizer material, or an odorous product thereof, exits the gas generator 6 through the exhaust 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Adam Chattaway, Terry Simpson
  • Patent number: 9814916
    Abstract: A fire suppression system includes at least one first gas source containing an inert gas, at least one second gas source containing an organic halide gas, a distribution network connected with the first gas source and the second gas source to distribute the inert gas and the organic halide gas, and a controller. The distribution network includes a common manifold, input lines connecting the first gas source and the second gas source with the common manifold, output lines leading from the common manifold, and flow control devices. The controller is in communication with the distribution network and configured to distribute the inert gas responsive to a fire threat signal and determine whether to distribute the organic halide gas based upon a location of a fire threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Kidde Graviner Limited
    Inventors: Adam Chattaway, Terry Simpson, Tadd F. Herron
  • Publication number: 20170281997
    Abstract: A fire suppression system includes at least one first gas source containing an inert gas, at least one second gas source containing an organic halide gas, a distribution network connected with the first gas source and the second gas source to distribute the inert gas and the organic halide gas, and a controller. The distribution network includes a common manifold, input lines connecting the first gas source and the second gas source with the common manifold, output lines leading from the common manifold, and flow control devices. The controller is in communication with the distribution network and configured to distribute the inert gas responsive to a fire threat signal and determine whether to distribute the organic halide gas based upon a location of a fire threat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Adam Chattaway, Terry Simpson, Tadd F. Herron
  • Publication number: 20170281996
    Abstract: A fire suppression system includes at least one high pressure gas source containing an inert gas, at least one low pressure gas source containing an organic halide gas, a distribution network connected with the high pressure gas source and the low pressure gas source to distribute the inert gas and the organic halide gas, and a controller in communication with the distribution network. The distribution network includes flow control devices configured to control flow of the inert gas and the organic halide gas. The controller is configured to initially release the inert gas in response to a fire threat to reduce an oxygen concentration at the fire threat below a preset oxygen concentration threshold, and release the organic halide gas to increase an organic halide gas concentration at the fire threat above a preset organic halide gas concentration threshold while the oxygen concentration is below the preset oxygen concentration threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Adam Chattaway, Terry Simpson, Tadd F. Herron
  • Publication number: 20170274233
    Abstract: A safety assembly provided with an automatic fire extinguisher system includes an engagement member, a blocking member, and an extension member. The engagement member is slidably received within an outlet port of a valve housing. A blocking member having a first blocking member portion and a second blocking member portion is at least partially received within a cavity defined by the valve housing. The extension member extends between the engagement member and the blocking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: David William Frasure, Doug John Baxendell, Christopher Wilson, Terry Simpson, John Wright Porterfield, JR., Kevin R. Leitch, Michael Lee Davis
  • Publication number: 20170205286
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a test light to simulate a fire includes measuring a baseline resistance induced in a sensor cell of a two-color detector in response to a controlled fire. The method includes monitoring a test resistance induced in the sensor cell in response to exposure to emissions from a test light and adjusting the emissions of the test light until the test resistance of the sensor cell equals the baseline resistance of the sensor cell to achieve a calibration setting for the test light. A test light for a detector includes a housing and a first LED within the housing having a first emission wavelength. A second LED is within the housing. The second LED has a second emission wavelength. The second emission wavelength is different than the first emission wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Mark T. Kern, Ken Bell, Terry Simpson, Christopher Wilson, David Frasure, Charles B. McLean, Clinton E. Piland
  • Publication number: 20170136273
    Abstract: A fire suppression system includes a high pressure inert gas source configured to provide a first inert gas output and a low pressure inert gas source configured to provide a second inert gas output. A distribution network is connected with the high pressure inert gas source and the low pressure inert gas source to distribute the first inert gas output and the second inert gas output throughout a confined space. A volume reduction system is positioned within the confined space and includes a seal member. The seal member is selectively deployable between a first position and a second position to isolate a first volume of the confined space from a second volume of the confined space and reduce an amount of the first inert gas output and the second inert gas output required to respond to a fire threat within the confined space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Dharmendr Len Seebaluck, Terry Simpson, Robert Glaser
  • Patent number: 9597533
    Abstract: A fire suppression system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a high pressure inert gas source configured to provide a first inert gas output and a low pressure inert gas source configured to provide a second inert gas output. A distribution network is connected with the high pressure inert gas source and the low pressure inert gas source to distribute the first inert gas output and the second inert gas output throughout a confined space. A volume reduction system is positioned within the confined space and includes a seal member. The seal member is selectively deployable between a first position and a second position to isolate a first volume of the confined space from a second volume of the confined space and reduce an amount of the first inert gas output and the second inert gas output required to respond to a fire threat within the confined space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KIDDE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Dharmendr Len Seebaluck, Terry Simpson, Robert Glaser
  • Publication number: 20160271651
    Abstract: An interconnect is provided for a multidimensional transducer array. An adaptor provides a 90-degrees or other non-zero angle transition of conductors from connection with the elements to connection with a printed circuit board. The adaptor is formed as a component that may surface mount on the printed circuit board and may provide a pitch change from the element pitch to a different pitch, such as a pitch of conductors of an integrated circuit also mounted to the printed circuit board. The adaptor allows stacking of modules where each module uses standardized or regular printed circuit board connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: David A. Petersen, Terry Simpson, Walter Petersen, Jerry Hopple, Xuan-ming Lu
  • Publication number: 20150231426
    Abstract: A fire suppression system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a high pressure inert gas source configured to provide a first inert gas output and a low pressure inert gas source configured to provide a second inert gas output. A distribution network is connected with the high pressure inert gas source and the low pressure inert gas source to distribute the first inert gas output and the second inert gas output throughout a confined space. A volume reduction system is positioned within the confined space and includes a seal member. The seal member is selectively deployable between a first position and a second position to isolate a first volume of the confined space from a second volume of the confined space and reduce an amount of the first inert gas output and the second inert gas output required to respond to a fire threat within the confined space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Dharmendr Len Seebaluck, Terry Simpson, Robert Glaser
  • Patent number: 9044628
    Abstract: A fire suppression system includes a volume reduction system having a seal member. The seal member is selectively deployable between a first position and a second position to seal an opening in a confined space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dharmendr Len Seebaluck, Terry Simpson, Robert Glaser
  • Patent number: 9033061
    Abstract: A fire suppression system includes a high pressure inert gas source that is configured to provide a first inert gas output and a low pressure inert gas source that is configured to provide a second inert gas output. A distribution network is connected with the high and low pressure inert gas sources to distribute the first and second inert gas outputs. A controller is operatively connected with at least the distribution network to control how the respective first and second inert gas outputs are distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Chattaway, Josephine Gabrielle Gatsonides, Robert G. Dunster, Terry Simpson, Dharmendr Len. Seebaluck, Robert E. Glaser
  • Patent number: D845634
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER (BRANDS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Adam Terry Simpson, Shaunna Nichol Thompson, Genli (Grant) Wang, Christopher Witty
  • Patent number: D845635
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER (BRANDS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Johanna Frederique Marine Eschbach, Mathias Gaquiere, Elizabeth Roberts, Adam Terry Simpson, Shaunna Nichol Thompson, Genli (Grant) Wang, Christopher Witty