Patents Examined by Jessica B Wong
  • Patent number: 10967959
    Abstract: A folding trailing arm landing gear assembly having a main fitting configured to couple to a hinge positioned at a proximal end; a swing arm rotatably coupled at a proximal end to a distal end of the main fitting; a shock coupled at a distal end to a distal end of the swing arm; a bellcrank coupled at a distal end to a proximal end of the shock, and coupled at a proximal end to the main fitting; and a wheel coupled to the swing arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Allwein, Caleb Andrew Bartels, Brian Michel Shamblin, James Edward McMillen
  • Patent number: 10967980
    Abstract: An airplane propelled by a turbine engine having at least one fan, the turbine engine being integrated in the rear of a fuselage of the airplane, extending it rearwards, the airplane further including at least one acoustic baffle forming panel connected to the fuselage of the airplane and arranged below the turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Norman Bruno Andre Jodet, Jeremy Paul Francisco Gonzalez, Herve Rolland
  • Patent number: 10959416
    Abstract: A fishing device includes a net disposed in a body of water containing fishes. A plurality of posts, wherein each post further includes a stem, a bottom cross disposed at a lower portion of the stem; a cross bar disposed at a top end of the stem; and a cord. The stem is an upright elongated protrusion extending from under a bottom to above a surface of the body of water. The cord is slidably secured to the cross bar. A first end of the cord is secured to a weight. A second end of the cord is secured to the net. The fishing device includes a release mechanism. The release mechanism grabs a portion of the cord to hold the weight in a first position adjacent to the cross bar. A bait system is disposed at or adjacent to a center of the net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Carp Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Przemyslaw G. Bajer
  • Patent number: 10959406
    Abstract: The invention provides an animal training aid or to for use in scent based animal training or activities. The aid or toy comprises: a housing comprising an interior cavity configured to contain a scented material that releases substantially no scent that is desirable to the animal in an unactivated state and releases a scent that is desirable to the animal in an activated state; one or more vents on an external surface of the housing, each vent in communication with the interior cavity so that a scent from the scented material can be released from the interior cavity to the exterior of the housing where it can be detected by the animal; and an activator for activating the scented material from the unactivated state to the activated state, the activator being operable from the external surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: George Giles Campbell, Justin Anthony Daley
  • Patent number: 10959398
    Abstract: A method of determining a cognitive state of an experimental animal in a cage is provided. The cage includes one or more walls that enclose a living space for containing the experimental animal, and a heating structure. The method includes installing a card with at least a first type of sequestered olfactory compound, directing the heating structure to selectively heat the card to release the first type of sequestered first type of olfactory compound to subject the experimental animal to a novel olfactory experience, creating a first assessment of a behavior of the laboratory animal, subjecting the experimental animal to experimental procedures and/or waiting a selected amount of time, directing the heating structure to selectively heat the card to release more of the first type of sequestered olfactory compound, creating a second assessment of a behavior of the experimental animal, and evaluating the first and second assessments to determine the cognitive state of the experimental animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Recursion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Noble Betts-Lacroix, Laura Schaevitz, Daniel Ford, Kyle Howard Heath
  • Patent number: 10960993
    Abstract: Establishing and growth of a lunar or planetary surface base involves continuing to use landing spacecraft as docked modules of the base for habitation and work. A first spacecraft is landed at a specified surface site then doubles as first module of the base. A second (and later third and subsequent) spacecraft is landed at the site a safe distance from the existing base modules then moved over the surface into a side-by-side position to dock with selected base modules. At least some of the landing, surface transport, and operational electric power is supplied by micro-fusion using ambient cosmic rays and muons interacting with deuterium-containing particle fuel material to generate energetic reaction products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Jerome Drexler
  • Patent number: 10945407
    Abstract: A milking arrangement that includes at least a first and a second milking system for milking animals, a common entrance lane configured to allow a plurality of animals to enter the milking arrangement, and a guiding structure configured to guide each of the plurality of animals to either one of the first and second milking systems to be milked therein, where the guiding structure comprises a smart gate arrangement that guides each animal, after having been identified, to a respective one of the first and second milking systems depending on the identity of the animal, and where, depending upon selected periods of time, such as during periods of low expected or measured utilization of the milking arrangement, the smart gate arrangement guides each animal to a single one of the first and second milking systems irrespective of the identity of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DeLaval Holding AB
    Inventors: Martin Palmqvist, Robert Jensen
  • Patent number: 10933977
    Abstract: A system and method of noise mitigation for hybrid and electric aircraft, the aircraft having a controllable pitch propeller or rotor(s) with a plurality of blades. The propeller or rotor(s) are driven by a drive system to provide thrust for the aircraft, and the blades of the propeller or rotor(s) are further movable about pivot axis to vary a pitch thereof. A controller on-board the aircraft is operable to cause rotation or movement of the blades of the propeller or rotor(s) about their pivot axis to alter and/or focus at least one aspect of the propeller generated noise to reduce or mitigate such noise while maintaining a substantially constant thrust, altitude, and/or air speed of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Inc.
    Inventors: Lenny Gartenberg, Richard P. Anderson, Borja Martos
  • Patent number: 10926893
    Abstract: A space based magnetic vortex accelerator and methods of use thereof having one or more sections of magnetic material configured as a conduit with a flightpath therethrough for the spacecraft, a magnetic coil field generator electrically connected to said one or more sections of magnetic material configured to generate a space based magnetic field via said one or more sections of magnetic material, a power plant electrically connected to said magnetic coil field generator, said power plant configured to power said magnetic coil field generator, one or more magnetic field receivers affixed to the spacecraft, said one or more magnetic field receivers configured to magnetically engage said space based magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Brandon West
  • Patent number: 10906646
    Abstract: An integrated passenger service unit (PSU) is disclosed. The integrated PSU includes a housing installable into an aircraft overhead panel and a control knob set into, and positionable relative to, the housing. The housing incorporates signage elements (e.g., fasten seat belts, no smoking) visible through its exterior surface, as well as reading lights and gasper outlets set thereinto (e.g., as adjacent segments of an annulus). Each reading light includes an LED array selectably configured to illuminate the corresponding seat, and each gasper outlet directs an airstream toward the seat. The housing includes a notification ring configured to illuminate when the passenger calls a flight attendant. A control knob is set within the housing and positionable relative thereto. The control knob incorporates an LCD display and user interface (UI) which allows the occupant or passenger to view and adjust the status of the reading lights, gasper outlets, and notification ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Haytham Hakla, Alexander Pozzi
  • Patent number: 10906648
    Abstract: An arrangement in a cabin of a vehicle has a plurality of cabin monuments, placeable in rows, of which the lateral surfaces are in laminar contact, said cabin monuments having a front side and a rear side and a wall surface of the aircraft fuselage, at least sections of which face toward the cabin of the vehicle and are not aligned parallel with a lengthwise axis of the cabin. The cabin monuments are arranged in rows parallel to the lengthwise axis of the cabin, so that the front sides and the rear sides are each aligned parallel to the lengthwise axis of the cabin. The rear sides of at least two cabin monuments, each of which include storage space for cabin trolleys, are positioned with an offset relative to each other in a direction transverse to the lengthwise axis of the cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Sieben
  • Patent number: 10899458
    Abstract: Sleep systems for aircraft are disclosed. An example sleep system includes a seat having a first headrest. A lateral sleep apparatus is positioned adjacent the seat. The lateral sleep apparatus includes a second headrest and a cradle coupled to the second headrest. The cradle includes a first attachment assembly and a second attachment assembly. The first attachment assembly is to couple the cradle to a support structure of a cabin of an aircraft and the second attachment assembly is to couple the cradle to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Nyein Chan Aung, Mark Armstrong, Arthur de Bono, Robbie Napper
  • Patent number: 10889386
    Abstract: A component mounting assembly includes a non-metallic frame, a nut plate, and a grounding strap. The non-metallic frame is adapted for mounting to an aircraft fuselage. The non-metallic frame includes an outer peripheral portion having one or more fastener openings formed therein, and extends to a first height above the outer peripheral portion. The nut plate is coupled to the outer peripheral portion and extends therefrom to a second height that is at least 50% of the first height. The grounding strap is coupled, via a threaded fastener, to the nut plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel C Birchak, Christopher Thomas, William F Ryan
  • Patent number: 10874097
    Abstract: A waterfowl decoy deployment system includes a hub subsystem. The hub subsystem includes a casing defining a plurality of apertures therein. The hub subsystem also includes a plurality of arm suspension mechanisms. Each aperture of is configured to receive one arm suspension mechanism. Each arm suspension mechanism includes a biasing device inserted into one aperture, a collet coupled to the biasing device, and a collet nut coupled to the collet. The hub subsystem also includes a plurality of arms extending radially outward from the casing. Each arm is coupled to one arm suspension mechanism. The waterfowl decoy deployment system also includes a plurality of waterfowl decoys. At least one waterfowl decoy is coupled to each arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Keith Beauchamp
  • Patent number: 10863717
    Abstract: A livestock sucking device or pacifier has a nipple with a shaft and a base. A weighted member is connected to a lower surface of the base. The weighted member has a partially spherical wall that forms an enclosed chamber. A weight is disposed within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Crown Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Damon Reynolds, Joshua Ness, Caleb Ness, Isaac Altman, Anneliese Wilson, Isaiah Wilson, Easton Klein, Holly Zahurones, Carlee Zahurones, Asher Wood
  • Patent number: 10834914
    Abstract: A pest monitoring system and associated method includes pest monitoring devices for placement at a site and generating a signal upon detection of a pest, and a pesticide dispensing unit including a reservoir housing a diluent and a pesticide module housing a pesticide. A computer device remotely disposed to the pest monitoring devices receives generated signals therefrom, analyzes environmental and historical factor data for the site to determine an amount and placement location of the pest monitoring devices for monitoring the site, and directs deployment of the pest control monitoring devices according to the analysis. The computer device also receives data from the pesticide dispensing unit including an amount or rate of the pesticide substance dispensed from the pesticide module, to form treatment having a concentration of the pesticide substance in the diluent, the treatment being dispensed from the pesticide dispensing unit to treat a detected pest at the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bayer AG
    Inventors: Byron Reid, Volker Gutsmann, Michael Zimmermann, Chris Pienaar, Gaelle Fages, Peter Jardine
  • Patent number: 10829249
    Abstract: 1. A satellite constellation forming method comprises a satellite deployment step S2, a spacecraft acceleration step S4, a spacecraft orbiting step S5 and spacecraft deceleration step, and the aforementioned steps are repeated in order. In the satellite deployment step S2, deploying one of the satellites into the circular orbit 2 from the spacecraft 10 on the circular orbit 2. In the spacecraft acceleration step S4, accelerating the spacecraft 10 and switching the orbit from the circular orbit 2 to a spacecraft transfer orbit 3 in the same orbit plane. In the spacecraft orbiting step S5, making the spacecraft 10 orbit along the spacecraft transfer orbit 3 a plurality of times. In the spacecraft deceleration step, decelerating the spacecraft 10 and switching the orbit from the spacecraft transfer orbit 3 to the circular orbit 2 in the same orbit plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: IHI AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Amimoto, Masanobu Fujimura
  • Patent number: 10822117
    Abstract: An observation system for an aircraft, related aircraft and method are provided. The observation system includes an observation assembly deployable between a retracted inner position and a deployed outer position outside a passage opening and a deployment mechanism of the observation assembly. The system includes a hatch, mounted moving between a position closing off the passage opening and a position clearing the passage opening, and a mechanism for maneuvering the hatch between the closing off position and the clearing position. The system also includes a conjugating assembly between the mechanism for deploying the observation assembly and the mechanism for maneuvering the hatch, active over at least part of the movement of the observation assembly between the retracted position and the deployed position, to move the hatch from the closing off position to the clearing position during the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Chaduc, Sylvain Mateus
  • Patent number: 10822088
    Abstract: A unified passenger service unit (PSU) control concentrically incorporates a reading light, a gasper outlet, and a notification ring within a control knob rotatable or pushable (via a pushbutton or the control knob itself) by an occupant of the aircraft seat to which the PSU control corresponds. The notification ring may be activated by the passenger or by the cabin crew, and may be visible throughout the aircraft. The notification rings may indicate an attendant call, or be activated by the crew in groups or waves to direct passenger activity. The PSU control includes a user interface (UI) display that serves as a control interface for the gasper outlet and reading light. The UI display may also show indicators or messages sent by the cabin crew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Pozzi, Francis Xavier L. Garing, Jae Hun Gu, Alyssa G. Mellett, Julia M. Brooks, Thomas W. Cahoon
  • Patent number: 10798911
    Abstract: A milking arrangement includes robot milking stations connected to a milk conduit with an outlet end. A connection conduit connected to the outlet end includes an outlet member. A cleaning device for cleaning the milk conduit includes a cleaning conduit having a first connection member. A milk tank includes a second connection member. The outlet member is movable between and connectable to the first connection member in a primary state, and to the second connection member in a secondary state. A controller communicates with the milking stations, the cleaning device and a user interface. When determined to change the state, measures for preparing the arrangement for the change are automatically performed. Thereafter, the user interface indicates to an operator that the arrangement is ready for the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Sjolund