Patents by Inventor William R. Kennedy

William R. Kennedy 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).

  • Publication number: 20200277345
    Abstract: New insecticidal proteins, nucleotides, peptides, their expression in plants, methods of producing the peptides, new processes, production techniques, new peptides, new formulations, and new organisms, a process which increases the insecticidal peptide production yield from yeast expression systems. The present invention is also related and discloses selected endotoxins we call cysteine rich insecticidal peptides (CRIPS) which are peptides derived from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and their genes and endotoxins in combination with toxic peptides known as Inhibitor Cystine Knot (ICK) genes and peptides as well as with other types of insecticidal peptides such as trypsin modulating oostatic factor (TMOF) peptide sequences used in various formulations and combinations; of both genes and peptides, useful for the control of insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Vestaron Corporation
    Inventors: Robert M. KENNEDY, William TEDFORD, Christopher HENDRICKSON, Robert VENABLE, Catherine L. FOUNE, John MCINTYRE, Alvar R. CARLSON, Lin BAO
  • Publication number: 20190301284
    Abstract: A mine stopping and associated components and methods. The stopping can include one or more columns or other vertical supports and a plurality of elongate panels extending horizontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10378355
    Abstract: A mine stopping panel and method of making it are disclosed. In one embodiment, the panel includes first and second channel-shaped panel members having a telescoping sliding fit one inside the other. An elongate end cap fitted in the first panel member. One or more connections between the first panel member and the end cap hold the end cap against movement relative to the first panel member when an extending force is applied to the end cap tending to telescopically extend the first panel member relative to the second panel member. At least one device on the end cap is configured for engagement with the first panel member to resist telescopic movement of the first end cap relative to the first panel member when a contracting force is applied to the first end cap. Other improved mechanisms for resisting contracting forces are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Jack Kennedy Metal Products & Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10316663
    Abstract: A reinforced lightweight mine door for installation in a mine passageway. The mine door includes a generally rectangular sheet metal door panel having four sides and four corners, and a reinforcing structure projecting from a face of the door panel. The reinforcing structure has a central section and a plurality of channel sections extending from the central section toward respective sides or corners of the door panel. A mine door including at least one hinge arrangement having unique reversibility features is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Jack Kennedy Metal Products & Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10287884
    Abstract: A mine stopping panel for installation between opposing first and second mine surfaces of a mine passage includes a panel member. The panel member has a channel shape and a web, side flanges at opposite sides of the web, an upper end, and a lower end. An end cap is attached to the panel member adjacent one of the upper and lower ends of the panel member in a position between the side flanges of the panel member adjacent an inside surface of the web of the panel member. The end cap defines a cavity for receiving an injectable foam material and an injection inlet for injecting said foam material into the first cavity. In a method of the invention and injectable foam material is injected into the cavity through the injection inlet during a process of sealing the mine passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Jack Kennedy Metal Products & Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10184286
    Abstract: A mine door system which includes a mine door having a door leaf, and a door-moving mechanism that articulates between a first configuration in which the mechanism applies a relatively smaller door-moving force to the door leaf and moves it at a first speed and a second configuration in which the mechanism applies a larger door-moving force to the door leaf and moves it at a second speed less than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Jack Kennedy Metal Products & Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10151203
    Abstract: A mine stopping panel is disclosed. The panel includes first and second channel-shaped panel members having a telescoping sliding fit one inside the other. An elongate end cap is fitted in the first panel member. One or more louver connections between the first panel member and the end cap hold the end cap against movement relative to the first panel member when an extending force is applied to the end cap tending to telescopically extend the first panel member relative to the second panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Jack Kennedy Metal Products & Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20180080323
    Abstract: A mine stopping panel for installation between opposing first and second mine surfaces of a mine passage includes a panel member. The panel member has a channel shape and a web, side flanges at opposite sides of the web, an upper end, and a lower end. An end cap is attached to the panel member adjacent one of the upper and lower ends of the panel member in a position between the side flanges of the panel member adjacent an inside surface of the web of the panel member. The end cap defines a cavity for receiving an injectable foam material and an injection inlet for injecting said foam material into the first cavity. In a method of the invention and injectable foam material is injected into the cavity through the injection inlet during a process of sealing the mine passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20170130506
    Abstract: A mine door system which includes a mine door having a door leaf, and a door-moving mechanism that articulates between a first configuration in which the mechanism applies a relatively smaller door-moving force to the door leaf and moves it at a first speed and a second configuration in which the mechanism applies a larger door-moving force to the door leaf and moves it at a second speed less than the first speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20170107817
    Abstract: A reinforced lightweight mine door for installation in a mine passageway. The mine door includes a generally rectangular sheet metal door panel having four sides and four corners, and a reinforcing structure projecting from a face of the door panel. The reinforcing structure has a central section and a plurality of channel sections extending from the central section toward respective sides or corners of the door panel. A mine door including at least one hinge arrangement having unique reversibility features is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20160343076
    Abstract: The present invention is an integrated electronic credit application, contracting and securitization system and method. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises the following integrated components: a Credit Application Module, an eContracting Module and an eDocument Storage Module. Together the components enable “paper-less” commercial transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, Charles J. Giglia
  • Publication number: 20160281503
    Abstract: A mine stopping panel is disclosed. The panel includes first and second channel-shaped panel members having a telescoping sliding fit one inside the other. An elongate end cap is fitted in the first panel member. One or more louver connections between the first panel member and the end cap hold the end cap against movement relative to the first panel member when an extending force is applied to the end cap tending to telescopically extend the first panel member relative to the second panel member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9447685
    Abstract: A mine ventilation structure is disclosed. The structure comprises a deck including a plurality of elongate sheet metal panels. Each panel is generally of inverted channel shape in transverse cross-section, having a top web and first and second sides extending down from the top web. The panels are connected by tongue-and-groove connections between adjacent sides of adjacent panels. A mine ventilation deck panel of desired construction is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Jack Kennedy Metal Products & Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9447684
    Abstract: A mine stopping panel is disclosed. The panel includes first and second channel-shaped panel members having a telescoping sliding fit one inside the other. An end cap is fitted in the first panel member. One or more louver connections between the first panel member and the end cap hold the end cap against movement relative to the first panel member when an extending force is applied to the end cap tending to telescopically extend the first panel member relative to the second panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Jack Kennedy Metal Products & Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9394788
    Abstract: A mine ventilation structure is disclosed. The structure comprises a deck including a plurality of elongate sheet metal panels. Each panel is generally of inverted channel shape in transverse cross-section, having a top web and first and second sides extending down from the top web. The panels are connected by tongue-and-groove connections between adjacent sides of adjacent panels. A mine ventilation deck panel of desired construction is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Jack Kennedy Metal Products & Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9378525
    Abstract: The present invention is an integrated electronic credit application, contracting, and securitization system and method. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises the following integrated components: a Credit Application Module, an eContracting Module and an eDocument Storage Module. Together the components enable “paper-lese” commercial transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Dealertrack, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, Charles J. Giglia
  • Patent number: 9341061
    Abstract: A method of opening a mine door leaf installed in a mine passageway having a high pressure zone and a low pressure zone. The method includes the steps of operating a variable-throw crank mechanism in a first configuration having a first crank length to apply a first force to the mine door leaf to move at a first speed, operating the variable-throw crank mechanism in a second configuration having a second crank length less than the first crank length to apply a second force greater than the first force to the mine door leaf to move at a second speed slower than the first speed, and using a resistance pressure associated with the high and low pressure zones in the mine passageway to convert the variable-throw crank mechanism from the first configuration to the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Jack Kennedy Metal Products and Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20150315911
    Abstract: A mine ventilation structure is disclosed. The structure comprises a deck including a plurality of elongate sheet metal panels. Each panel is generally of inverted channel shape in transverse cross-section, having a top web and first and second sides extending down from the top web. The panels are connected by tongue-and-groove connections between adjacent sides of adjacent panels. A mine ventilation deck panel of desired construction is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20150260041
    Abstract: A mine stopping panel and method of making it are disclosed. In one embodiment, the panel includes first and second channel-shaped panel members having a telescoping sliding fit one inside the other. An elongate end cap fitted in the first panel member. One or more connections between the first panel member and the end cap hold the end cap against movement relative to the first panel member when an extending force is applied to the end cap tending to telescopically extend the first panel member relative to the second panel member. At least one device on the end cap is configured for engagement with the first panel member to resist telescopic movement of the first end cap relative to the first panel member when a contracting force is applied to the first end cap. Other improved mechanisms for resisting contracting forces are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8960419
    Abstract: A conveyor belt box check for installation in a mine is disclosed. The box check includes first and second generally parallel spaced-apart walls extending across a mine passage. Each of the walls has a conveyor belt aperture sized for receiving the conveyor. In some embodiments, access doors are provided in the first and second walls, and a partition extends between the first and second walls for separating the access doors from the conveyor belt apertures and for forming an air lock between the walls. A method of installing the box check is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kennedy Metal Products & Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Kennedy, John M. Kennedy