Patents by Inventor A. Gregory Bruce

A. Gregory Bruce 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: 20230173655
    Abstract: Systems for cutting stored materials and for storing elongated and flexible supplies are disclosed. According to an aspect, a system includes a sled comprising a body that defines a plurality of compartments for holding objects. Example objects include, but are not limited to, tools, supplies, tape, electronic devices, zip ties, spools of supplies or materials, and keys. The body further defines a channel that extends between one of the compartments and an opening. The system also includes a cutting mechanism positioned adjacent the channel and configured to cut and/or tear a material stored within the one of the compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Page, Gregory Bruce Hathaway
  • Publication number: 20230143154
    Abstract: Various implementations include a device for deposition of conformal coatings. The device includes a powder container, a connecting rod, and a crankshaft. The powder container has a first side configured to contain a powder and a second side. The connecting rod has a first end directly hingedly coupled to the second side of the powder container and a second end. The crankshaft has a longitudinal axis, a main shaft portion extending along the longitudinal axis, and a cam portion radially offset from and rotatable about the longitudinal axis. The second end of the connecting rod is directly rotatably coupled to the cam portion. Rotation of the crankshaft about the longitudinal axis causes the second end of the connecting rod to rotate about the longitudinal axis, causing the powder container to linearly oscillate between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Jonathan Lake Priedeman, Gregory Bruce Thompson
  • Publication number: 20230079522
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinating monitoring devices associated with a medium voltage distribution system. The systems include a data aggregation device, a first monitoring device associated with a first phase of the medium voltage distribution system, and a second monitoring device associated with a second phase of the medium voltage distribution system. The first monitoring device is configured to sense one or more parameters of the first phase, store the one or more stored parameters, and determine whether an event has occurred based on the sensed parameters. The first monitoring device is further configured to transmit a coordination signal to a second monitoring device in response to determining the event has occurred and a first event message to a data aggregator device in response to determining the event has occurred, wherein the event message includes one or more sensed parameters associated with the determined event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Inventors: Gregory Bruce Gillooly, John Burch
  • Patent number: 11396715
    Abstract: A single crystal diamond material comprising: neutral nitrogen-vacancy defects (NV0); negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy defects (NV?); and single substitutional nitrogen defects (Ns) which transfer their charge to the neutral nitrogen-vacancy defects (NV0) to convert them into the negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy defects (NV), characterized in that the single crystal diamond material has a magnetometry figure of merit (FOM) of at least 2, wherein the magnetometry figure of merit is defined by (I) where R is a ratio of concentrations of negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy defects to neutral nitrogen-vacancy defects ([NV?]/[NV0]), [NV?] is the concentration of negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy defects measured in parts-per-million (ppm) atoms of the single crystal diamond material, [NV0] is a concentration of neutral nitrogen-vacancy defects measured in parts-per-million (ppm) atoms of the single crystal diamond material, and T2? is a decoherence time of the NV? defects, where T2? is T2* for DC magnetome
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: Element Six Technologies Limited, Element Six Technologies US Corporation
    Inventors: Wilbur Lew, Gregory Bruce, Andrew Mark Edmonds, Matthew Lee Markham, Alastair Douglas Stacey, Harpreet Kaur Dhillon
  • Publication number: 20210054526
    Abstract: A single crystal diamond material comprising: neutral nitrogen-vacancy defects (NV0); negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy defects (NV?); and single substitutional nitrogen defects (Ns) which transfer their charge to the neutral nitrogen-vacancy defects (NV0) to convert them into the negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy defects (NV), characterized in that the single crystal diamond material has a magnetometry figure of merit (FOM) of at least 2, wherein the magnetometry figure of merit is defined by (I) where R is a ratio of concentrations of negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy defects to neutral nitrogen-vacancy defects ([NV?]/[NV0]), [NV?] is the concentration of negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy defects measured in parts-per-million (ppm) atoms of the single crystal diamond material, [NV0] is a concentration of neutral nitrogen-vacancy defects measured in parts-per-million (ppm) atoms of the single crystal diamond material, and T2? is a decoherence time of the NV? defects, where T2? is T2* for DC magnetome
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Wilbur LEW, Gregory BRUCE, Andrew Mark EDMONDS, Matthew Lee MARKHAM, Alastair Douglas STACEY, Harpreet Kaur DHILLON
  • Patent number: 10773827
    Abstract: A winch/truck and operating method for launching gliders is constructed from a cab and chassis truck which has been modified to utilize truck's power train systems for locomotion of winch machinery. The winch/truck is designed so that truck front faces the launching glider such that truck cab and power controls can be used for operation. The winch/truck can be shifted on the fly from drive mode to winch mode, is completely roadworthy, and can be driven to and from launch site under its own power. The operation method is precisely controlled by using the truck's power control module, GPS, electronic sensing and off the shelf computer technology to display performance parameters and data to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory Bruce Mecklenburg
  • Publication number: 20180312275
    Abstract: A winch/truck and operating method for launching gliders is constructed from a cab and chassis truck which has been modified to utilize truck's power train systems for locomotion of winch machinery. The winch/truck is designed so that truck front faces the launching glider such that truck cab and power controls can be used for operation. The winch/truck can be shifted on the fly from drive mode to winch mode, is completely roadworthy, and can be driven to and from launch site under its own power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory Bruce MECKLENBURG
  • Patent number: 9557311
    Abstract: A plastic packaging component is provided that is formed of a resin containing an electromagnetic spectrally detectable additive mixed with the resin. The resin formed into a plastic packaging component of an aerosol package lid, an aerosol spray button, an aerosol spray tube, a trigger sprayer, an integrated lid-sprayer, a grease cartridge, a grease cap, plastic fiber toweling, a packaging strap, a pail lid, a jar cap, or a brush. A process for detecting a displaced packaging component in an organic production stream is provided that includes adding to a resin an electromagnetically detectable additive intermixed with the resin and forming the additive loaded resin into the plastic packaging component. The production stream is then scanned for the detectable signal of the additive. Upon detecting the additive, an alarm signal is provided that the production stream contains the displaced packaging component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert H. Martin, John Gregory Bruce, Darylnn Phillips Jordan, Craig Martin Stearns
  • Patent number: 9228596
    Abstract: A rotary valve comprises a bushing and a cylindrical spool rotatably received by the bushing. The rotary valve avoids redundant control edge pairs by having exactly one first supply edge pair (P-C1) for controlling a first fluid supply path, exactly one second supply edge pair (P-C2) for controlling a second fluid supply path, exactly one first return edge pair (C2-R1) for controlling a first fluid return path, and exactly one second return edge pair (C1-R2) for controlling a second fluid return path. A first angle between the first supply edge pair and the first return edge pair, and a second angle between the second supply edge pair and the second return edge pair, are each greater than or equal to 120 degrees and less than 180 degrees. Geometric simplicity is achieved by tolerating a limited degree of force imbalance in valve operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MOOG INC.
    Inventor: Gregory Bruce Weber
  • Publication number: 20150185195
    Abstract: A plastic packaging component is provided that is formed of a resin containing an electromagnetic spectrally detectable additive mixed with the resin. The resin formed into a plastic packaging component of an aerosol package lid, an aerosol spray button, an aerosol spray tube, a trigger sprayer, an integrated lid-sprayer, a grease cartridge, a grease cap, plastic fiber toweling, a packaging strap, a pail lid, a jar cap, or a brush. A process for detecting a displaced packaging component in an organic production stream is provided that includes adding to a resin an electromagnetically detectable additive intermixed with the resin and forming the additive loaded resin into the plastic packaging component. The production stream is then scanned for the detectable signal of the additive. Upon detecting the additive, an alarm signal is provided that the production stream contains the displaced packaging component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert H. Martin, William A. Price, II, John Gregory Bruce, Darylnn Phillips Jordan, Craig Martin Stearns
  • Publication number: 20150083256
    Abstract: A rotary valve comprises a bushing and a cylindrical spool rotatably received by the bushing. The rotary valve avoids redundant control edge pairs by having exactly one first supply edge pair (P-C1) for controlling a first fluid supply path, exactly one second supply edge pair (P-C2) for controlling a second fluid supply path, exactly one first return edge pair (C2-R1) for controlling a first fluid return path, and exactly one second return edge pair (C1-R2) for controlling a second fluid return path. A first angle between the first supply edge pair and the first return edge pair, and a second angle between the second supply edge pair and the second return edge pair, are each greater than or equal to 120 degrees and less than 180 degrees. Geometric simplicity is achieved by tolerating a limited degree of force imbalance in valve operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Bruce Weber
  • Patent number: 8980982
    Abstract: A plastic packaging component is provided that is formed of a resin containing an electromagnetic spectrally detectable additive mixed with the resin. The resin formed into a plastic packaging component of an aerosol package lid, an aerosol spray button, an aerosol spray tube, a trigger sprayer, an integrated lid-sprayer, a grease cartridge, a grease cap, plastic fiber toweling, a packaging strap, a pail lid, a jar cap, or a brush. A process for detecting a displaced packaging component in an organic production stream is provided that includes adding to a resin an electromagnetically detectable additive intermixed with the resin and forming the additive loaded resin into the plastic packaging component. The production stream is then scanned for the detectable signal of the additive. Upon detecting the additive, an alarm signal is provided that the production stream contains the displaced packaging component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Martin, William A. Price, II, John Gregory Bruce, Darylnn Phillips Jordan, Craig Martin Stearns
  • Publication number: 20120241589
    Abstract: A plastic packaging component is provided that is formed of a resin containing an electromagnetic spectrally detectable additive mixed with the resin. The resin formed into a plastic packaging component of an aerosol package lid, an aerosol spray button, an aerosol spray tube, a trigger sprayer, an integrated lid-sprayer, a grease cartridge, a grease cap, plastic fiber toweling, a packaging strap, a pail lid, a jar cap, or a brush. A process for detecting a displaced packaging component in an organic production stream is provided that includes adding to a resin an electromagnetically detectable additive intermixed with the resin and forming the additive loaded resin into the plastic packaging component. The production stream is then scanned for the detectable signal of the additive. Upon detecting the additive, an alarm signal is provided that the production stream contains the displaced packaging component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Robert H. Martin, William A. Price, II, John Gregory Bruce, Darylnn Phillips Jordan, Craig Martin Stearns
  • Publication number: 20110306478
    Abstract: An exercise device for allowing a user to obtain a full body workout includes an innermost tubular member and an outermost tubular member, the tubular members fitted together and longitudinally and slidably movable in a telescoping manner relative to each other during the workout, a chamber within the outermost tubular member, the chamber receiving a compressible gas that provides resistance to relative movement of the tubular members, a collar between the innermost tubular member and the outermost tubular member, a lower limb connector attachment mounted to an end of one of the innermost or outermost tubular members for attachment to a lower limb of a user, and a gripping area at or near an opposite end of the other of the innermost and outermost tubular members to the lower limb connector attachment to stretch and strengthen the user's body muscles during the workout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: EDISON NATION, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Bruce
  • Patent number: 8021284
    Abstract: An exercise device is provided for enabling a user to obtain a full body workout. By attaching the device at selected positions on the hands, feet, arms, legs, or torso, different muscle groups of a user's body can be isolated for training and strengthening purposes. The exercise device includes two or more pieces of tubing material fitted together in a telescoping manner. Pressurized air within the tubing provides a user with resistance to movement in order to tone and strengthen the muscles. At one end of the telescoping tubing material is a handgrip and at the other end is a strap of a suitable resilient or elastic material that allows a user to securely place a foot or hand in for exercise purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Bruce
  • Patent number: 7962516
    Abstract: A system and method for adding multi-level security to federated asset repositories is provided. A multi-level security (MLS) manager receives normalized taxonomies from repository managers, which manage repositories that include assets assigned various security levels. In turn, the MLS manager integrates the taxonomies into a composite taxonomy. When a portal receives a request from a user, the portal sends a taxonomy request to the MLS manager that includes the user's user identifier. The MLS manager retrieves the composite taxonomy, identifies the user's security level, filters the composite taxonomy based upon the user's security level, and provides the filtered composite taxonomy to the portal. In turn, the portal generates a user interface view based upon the filtered composite taxonomy and provides the user interface view to the user, which utilizes the user interface view to request and receive access to assets from one or more federated repositories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter C. Bahrs, Michael Jon Dockter, Enrique Vicente Kortright, Gregory Bruce Yarbrough
  • Publication number: 20100212199
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new and improved method and apparatus for a mobile aerodynamic illumination apparatus having a graphic and secured to an automobile the apparatus including a modular base joined to a stem extending from said modular base fastened to a windsock having an inner and outer adapted to receive the graphic presenting a visual display surface, said windsock further comprising an illuminator having a lens assembly surrounding a light source and in visual communication with a light tunnel, said lens assembly including a lens, a first and second reflector said light source fixed to one end of said light tunnel and operable to emit light, the first and second reflectors being spaced apart and each presenting a reflective curvilinear surface whereby said emitted light is dispersed to said visual display surface for illumination of said graphic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Gregory Bruce Edmonds
  • Publication number: 20090198698
    Abstract: A system and method for adding multi-level security to federated asset repositories is provided. A multi-level security (MLS) manager receives normalized taxonomies from repository managers, which manage repositories that include assets assigned various security levels. In turn, the MLS manager integrates the taxonomies into a composite taxonomy. When a portal receives a request from a user, the portal sends a taxonomy request to the MLS manager that includes the user's user identifier. The MLS manager retrieves the composite taxonomy, identifies the user's security level, filters the composite taxonomy based upon the user's security level, and provides the filtered composite taxonomy to the portal. In turn, the portal generates a user interface view based upon the filtered composite taxonomy and provides the user interface view to the user, which utilizes the user interface view to request and receive access to assets from one or more federated repositories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Peter C. Bahrs, Michael Jon Dockter, Enrique Vicente Kortright, Gregory Bruce Yarbrough
  • Publication number: 20090013571
    Abstract: A machine for mobile display and illumination of team or group logos, mascot images, colors, or other team or group information with a graphics attachment ring that can be opened for graphics removal or closed for graphics capture, an aerodynamically shaped illuminator, an illuminator with side-emitting light distribution optics, an integral control section, a single-action locking stem-to-base stem capture module, a push-to-release stem capture module, an integral battery compartment, an integral circuit board with LED's and microprocessor, individualized or group remote control capabilities, made of plastic, and/or made of metal. A preferred embodiment includes an illuminator that will cause the attached graphics to be illuminated, decorative styling markings, and aerodynamically shaped aesthetics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Gregory Bruce Edmonds
  • Publication number: 20080045389
    Abstract: An exercise device is provided for enabling a user to obtain a full body workout. By attaching the device at selected positions on the hands, feet, arms, legs, or torso, different muscle groups of a user's body can be isolated for training and strengthening purposes. The exercise device includes two or more pieces of tubing material fitted together in a telescoping manner. Pressurized air within the tubing provides a user with resistance to movement in order to tone and strengthen the muscles. At one end of the telescoping tubing material is a handgrip and at the other end is a strap of a suitable resilient or elastic material that allows a user to securely place a foot or hand in for exercise purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Gregory Bruce