Patents

1. “SYSTEM FOR SEEING USING AUDITORY FEEDBACK”, Patent 8,068,644; Issued 29 November 2011 The invention is a system whereby a video image can be converted into an audio signal. A portable apparatus is described which allows a visually blind person to hear the images and thus `see`. This does not require expensive equipment nor does it require surgery. It has applications for non-blind people such as with a pilot seeing radar information. It can be performed with an inexpensive video camera, a portable computer, and earphones. It is also readily adapted to a customized and compact system involving a micro camera, specialized computer, and ear buds. Filed March 2006.

 

2. “Invention Disclosure Form HYDRO POWER GENERATION SYSTEM”, Provisional Patent Application No. 61/328,857; The invention is a system to extract energy efficiently from flowing water such as found in a stream. Filed 28 April, 2010.

 

3. “CRIMPED FORMING TUBES” Publication 20060026997; The invention is a collapsible tube having excellent moisture and temperature-resistance. The collapsible tube, such as a spirally wound or convolute paperboard forming tube, includes moisture-resistant and temperature-resistant layers at its inside and outside surfaces. These moisture-resistant and temperature-resistant layers may be polymeric or metallic materials, particularly metal foil layers. The collapsible tube is especially useful as a reusable forming tube in the manufacture of glass fibers. Filed in August 2005.

 

4. “ROLLED PAPER DRIVE SHAFT DAMPER AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME” Publication 20060276251; The invention is a rolled paper drive shaft damper formed from a one-piece drive shaft damper blank. The invention also includes methods of making rolled paper drive shaft dampers. Filed in December 2006.

 

5. “DAMPENED HOLLOW DRIVE SHAFT AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME” Publication 20060276252; The invention is a dampened, hollow drive shaft having a substantially cylindrical, convolutely wound paperboard tube positioned therein. The invention further provides methods of making dampened, hollow drive shafts. Filed in June 2006.

 

6. “DRIVE SHAFT DAMPER BLANK” Publication 20060276250; The invention is a one-piece drive shaft damper blank that is capable of forming a rolled paper drive shaft damper for use in a drive shaft tube. Filed in June 2006.

 

7. “HEAT-RESISTANT DRIVE SHAFT DAMPER HAVING IMPROVED DAMPENING PERFORMANCE” Publication 20090048031; The invention is a heat-resistant drive shaft damper adapted to be inserted into a hollow automotive drive shaft. The damper with improved heat-resistant and NVH-reduction properties includes a retaining member that extends above the damper’s outside surface and possesses a maximum operating temperature of 175.degree C. or higher. The invention further relates to a method of forming such a damper. Filed in October 2008.

 

8. “ALTERNATIVE MOISTURE AND TEMPERATURE RESISTANT FORMING TUBES” Publication 20060029755; The invention is a collapsible tube having excellent moisture and temperature-resistance. The collapsible tube, such as a spirally wound or convolute paperboard forming tube, includes moisture-resistant and temperature-resistant layers at its inside and outside surfaces. These moisture-resistant and temperature-resistant layers may be polymeric, parchment, or metallic materials, particularly metal foil layers. The collapsible tube is especially useful as a reusable forming tube in the manufacture of glass fibers. Filed in August 2005.