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Thomas Toedtman Phones & Addresses

  • Taylor, TX
  • Cupertino, CA
  • 7103 Viewpoint Rd, Aptos, CA 95003
  • San Diego, CA
  • Austin, TX

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Device And Method For Providing Emi/Rfi Shielding

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US Patent:
6593524, Jul 15, 2003
Filed:
Aug 29, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/914579
Inventors:
Thomas Toedtman - Aptos CA,
International Classification:
H05K 900
US Classification:
174 35R
Abstract:
An EMI/RFI shield, using very thin conductive film ( ) for attachment to a plastic part ( ), prepared by a process comprising the steps of creating a two dimensional representation of a surface of the plastic part ( ) which is to be shielded, creating at least one pattern ( ) corresponding to a portion of the representation of the surface to be shielded, incising the patterns ( ) into conductive foil material ( ) to create foil pattern parts ( ), detaching the foil pattern parts ( ) from surrounding foil material ( ), shaping the foil pattern parts ( ) into shaped foil parts ( ) and attaching the shaped foil parts ( ) to the plastic part ( ) by use of an expandable fabricating device ( ), which during expansion acts to press the shaped foil part ( ) to the plastic part ( ). A second preferred embodiment of the present invention ( ) is an apparatus for installing thin metallic film ( ) shielding with plastic parts ( ) to create EMI/RFI shields ( ), including an expandable mechanical device ( ), which is expandable by activation of at least one device ( ) which is operated pneumatically, hydraulically or by solenoid devices.

Methods And Device To Improve The Quality Of Contained Hydrocarbon Liquids And Particularly Oil Recovered From An Undersea Oil Leak Containment Chamber.

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US Patent:
2012025, Oct 4, 2012
Filed:
Mar 30, 2012
Appl. No.:
13/435899
Inventors:
Thomas Toedtman - Aptos CA,
International Classification:
E02B 15/04
US Classification:
405 60
Abstract:
The invention relates the use of a containment chamber means for capturing the undersea leaking hydrocarbon fluids typically contaminated with seawater. A device operably suspended within a containment chamber is comprised of an extendable tubular component with a selectable attached bottom apparatus, and a top apparatus that is operably attached. One or more methods are described to further manipulate the positions of the bottom component apparatus and the top component apparatus that enable: purging the seawater from within device; preventing the continued emulsion of the fluids in seawater: preventing continued degradation of the coalescing oil; and accelerating the buoyant separation of the lower density fluid components from the oil component. These methods in cooperation with different bottom apparatus, cooperate with different leak source circumstances.

Device And Methods For Capturing, Separating, And Transferring Petroleum Fluids From Underwater Leak Sites

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US Patent:
2013025, Oct 3, 2013
Filed:
Mar 28, 2012
Appl. No.:
13/432714
Inventors:
Thomas Toedtman - Aptos CA,
International Classification:
E02B 15/04
B63G 8/14
US Classification:
405 60, 114331
Abstract:
A chamber device that collects, contains, and transfers undersea leaking hydrocarbon fluids from various possible leak sources, comprises a remote controller cooperating with valves and sensors to automatically modulate the transfer flow rates of one or more fluids from the device to cooperating industry equipment. The device remote controller further comprises procedural data with simulation derived process control data, and cooperates with other sensors, valves, and external data inputs to enable updated interactive procedural data, with updated process control data to reduce the probability of error while enabling automated control functions during deployment, descent, and operation. Sea surface methods of loading ballast and low density fluids combine to deliver the very large negative buoyant force to the leak site where a method to release the ballast enables device recovery.

Apparatus For Aligning Device Interconnections

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US Patent:
6202291, Mar 20, 2001
Filed:
Nov 12, 1999
Appl. No.:
9/439773
Inventors:
Thomas Toedtman - Aptos CA
Assignee:
Greystone Peripherals - Los Gatos CA
International Classification:
H05K 332
US Classification:
29739
Abstract:
An apparatus (10) for aligning device interconnections, which includes a structure (20) having at least one reference plane (38, 39). The structure (20) further includes a number of device bays (22). The apparatus (10) also includes at least one interconnect assembly (40), and at least one clamp (71) for locking the interconnect assembly (40) in fixed spatial relation to the reference plane (38). A clamp release (72) is provided for releasing the clamp (71) so that the interconnect assembly (40) is free to move with respect to the reference plane (40). A positioning guide (98) is provided for positioning the interconnect assembly (40) at an appropriate location with respect to the at least one reference plane (38, 39) for proper alignment while the clamp (71) is released, before again being clamped in a fixed position with respect to the reference plane (38). A method for aligning device interconnections is also disclosed.

Floating Panel Mounts For Electrical Connectors

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US Patent:
4988308, Jan 29, 1991
Filed:
Jul 23, 1990
Appl. No.:
7/559541
Inventors:
Thomas N. Toedtman - Cupertino CA
Assignee:
Molex Incorporated - Lisle IL
International Classification:
H01R 1374
US Classification:
439248
Abstract:
A floating panel mount for an electrical connector is provided. The floating panel mount includes a central support post from which a pair of helically configured inwardly collapsible vanes extend. The vanes are tapered to define a minor cross sectional dimension less than the diameter of a mounting aperture in the panel and a major dimension which exceeds the diameter of the mounting aperture. The vanes are helically collapsed in response to ramping forces generated as the floating panel mount is urged into the mounting aperture of the panel. The vanes then resiliently return to their undeflected condition to engage the panel. In this mounted condition, the vanes permit radial float of the electrical connector relative to the panel, but prevent backup in response to mating forces.
Thomas N Toedtman from Taylor, TX, age ~74 Get Report