Patents Assigned to The Abell Foundation, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10228079
    Abstract: A method of assembling a pipe on a water-supported floating platform is provided. The platform includes an open central bay, and a gantry on the platform is arranged so as to surround at least a portion of the bay. The method includes providing a pipe intake assembly and staves on the platform; transferring the pipe intake assembly to the interior space of the bay; assembling the individual staves on the pipe intake assembly in an offset construction; lowering the pipe portion within the bay and into the water until the upper ends of the staves reside within a lower portion of the gantry; increasing the length of the pipe portion by assembling additional staves to the upper ends of the assembled staves; and repeating the step of increasing the length of the portion of the pipe until the pipe has a desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry R. Cole, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Jonathan M. Ross
  • Patent number: 10184457
    Abstract: An offshore power generation structure comprising a submerged portion having a first deck portion comprising an integral multi-stage evaporator system, a second deck portion comprising an integral multi-stage condensing system, a third deck portion housing power generation equipment, cold water pipe; and a cold water pipe connection. The heat exchangers in the evaporator and condenser systems include a multi-stage cascading heat exchange system. Warm water conduits in the first deck portion and cold water conduits in the second deck portion are integral to the structure of the submerged portion of the offshore platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Krull, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Jonathan M. Ross
  • Patent number: 9909571
    Abstract: An offshore structure for use with an OTEC system includes a submerged spar having a lower portion having a cold water intake. The cold water intake includes a domed terminus in fluid communication with a cold water pipe. A dry machinery space adjacent the cold water intake includes one or more cold water supply pumps and one or more cold water pipe lifting and retention winches having a lifting cable connected to the cold water pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Ross, Daniel Latimer Wilkins, Manish Gupta, Gregory M. Morrow, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Barry R. Cole, Andrew Rekret
  • Publication number: 20170306933
    Abstract: An offshore power generation structure comprising a submerged portion having a first deck portion comprising an integral multi-stage evaporator system, a second deck portion comprising an integral multi-stage condensing system, a third deck portion housing power generation equipment, cold water pipe; and a cold water pipe connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry R. Cole, Jonathan M. Ross, Laurence Jay Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9797386
    Abstract: An offshore power generation structure comprising a submerged portion having a first deck portion comprising an integral multi-stage evaporator system, a second deck portion comprising an integral multi-stage condensing system, a third deck portion housing power generation equipment, cold water pipe; and a cold water pipe connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry R. Cole, Jonathan M. Ross, Andrew Rekret, Henry Sibenaller, William Schulz, Russ Krull, Laurence Jay Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9664306
    Abstract: A method of assembling a pipe on a water-supported floating platform is provided. The platform includes an open central bay, and a gantry on the platform is arranged so as to surround at least a portion of the bay. The method includes providing a pipe intake assembly and staves on the platform; transferring the pipe intake assembly to the interior space of the bay; assembling the individual staves on the pipe intake assembly in an offset construction; lowering the pipe portion within the bay and into the water until the upper ends of the staves reside within a lower portion of the gantry; increasing the length of the pipe portion by assembling additional staves to the upper ends of the assembled staves; and repeating the step of increasing the length of the portion of the pipe until the pipe has a desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Abell Foundation, Inc., The
    Inventors: Barry R. Cole, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Jonathan M. Ross
  • Patent number: 9573585
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when the load is at least equal to 30% of the engine's maximum torque output. In some embodiments, a turbocharger may be provided, activated only when the load exceeds the engine's maximum torque output for an extended period; a two-speed transmission may further be provided, to further broaden the vehicle's load range. A hybrid brake system provides regenerative braking, with mechanical braking available in the event the battery bank is fully charged, in emergencies, or at rest; a control mechanism is provided to control the brake system to provide linear brake feel under varying circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: PAICE LLC, The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Severinsky, Theodore Louckes
  • Publication number: 20170036666
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when the load is at least equal to 30% of the engine's maximum torque output. In some embodiments, a turbocharger may be provided, activated only when the load exceeds the engine's maximum torque output for an extended period; a two-speed transmission may further be provided, to further broaden the vehicle's load range. A hybrid brake system provides regenerative braking, with mechanical braking available in the event the battery bank is fully charged, in emergencies, or at rest; a control mechanism is provided to control the brake system to provide linear brake feel under varying circumstances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicants: PAICE LLC, The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Severinsky, Theodore Louckes
  • Patent number: 9556857
    Abstract: An offshore power generation structure comprising a submerged portion having a first deck portion comprising an integral multi-stage evaporator system, a second deck portion comprising an integral multi-stage condensing system, a third deck portion housing power generation equipment, cold water pipe; and a cold water pipe connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry R. Cole, Jonathan M. Ross, Laurence Jay Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9463698
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when the load is at least equal to 30% of the engine's maximum torque output. In some embodiments, a turbocharger may be provided, activated only when the load exceeds the engine's maximum torque output for an extended period; a two-speed transmission may further be provided, to further broaden the vehicle's load range. A hybrid brake system provides regenerative braking, with mechanical braking available in the event the battery bank is fully charged, in emergencies, or at rest; a control mechanism is provided to control the brake system to provide linear brake feel under varying circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignees: PAICE LLC, The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Severinsky, Theodore Louckes
  • Patent number: 9151279
    Abstract: An offshore structure for use with an OTEC system includes a submerged spar having a lower portion having a cold water intake. The cold water intake includes a domed terminus in fluid communication with a cold water pipe. A dry machinery space adjacent the cold water intake includes one or more cold water supply pumps and one or more cold water pipe lifting and retention winches having a lifting cable connected to the cold water pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Ross, Daniel L. Wilkins, Manish Gupta, Greg M. Morrow, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Barry R. Cole, Andrew Rekret
  • Patent number: 9086057
    Abstract: An offshore power generation structure comprising a submerged portion having heat exchange sections, power generation sections, a cold water pipe and a cold water pipe connection. The cold water pipe comprises a plurality of offset first and second staved portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rekret, Henry Sibenaller, William Schulz
  • Patent number: 9050972
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when the load is at least equal to 30% of the engine's maximum torque output. In some embodiments, a turbocharger may be provided, activated only when the load exceeds the engine's maximum torque output for an extended period; a two-speed transmission may further be provided, to further broaden the vehicle's load range. A hybrid brake system provides regenerative braking, with mechanical braking available in the event the battery bank is fully charged, in emergencies, or at rest; a control mechanism is provided to control the brake system to provide linear brake feel under varying circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: PAICE LLC, The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Severinsky, Theodore Louckes
  • Patent number: 8899043
    Abstract: An offshore power generation structure comprising a submerged portion having a first deck portion comprising an integral multi-stage evaporator system, a second deck portion comprising an integral multi-stage condensing system, a third deck portion housing power generation equipment, cold water pipe; and a cold water pipe connection. The heat exchangers in the evaporator and condenser systems include a multi-stage cascading heat exchange system. Warm water conduits in the first deck portion and cold water conduits in the second deck portion are integral to the structure of the submerged portion of the offshore platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Krull, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Jonathan M. Ross
  • Patent number: 8214097
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when the load is at least equal to 30% of the engine's maximum torque output. In some embodiments, a turbocharger may be provided, activated only when the load exceeds the engine's maximum torque output for an extended period; a two-speed transmission may further be provided, to further broaden the vehicle's load range. A hybrid brake system provides regenerative braking, with mechanical braking available in the event the battery bank is fully charged, in emergencies, or at rest; a control mechanism is provided to control the brake system to provide linear brake feel under varying circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignees: PAICE LLC, The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Severinsky, Theodore Louckes
  • Patent number: D657854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yunho Hwang, Hoseong Lee, Jan Muehlbauer, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Barry R. Cole
  • Patent number: D657856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yunho Hwang, Hoseong Lee, Jan Muehlbauer, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Barry R. Cole
  • Patent number: D658748
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yunho Hwang, Hoseong Lee, Jan Muehlbaurer, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Barry R. Cole
  • Patent number: D735842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry R. Cole, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Daniel Latimer Wilkins, Barry Noel, Hoseong Lee, Yunho Hwang
  • Patent number: D736361
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry R. Cole, Laurence Jay Shapiro, Daniel Latimer Wilkins, Barry Noel, Hoseong Lee, Yunho Hwang