Patents by Inventor Abhimanyu Belani

Abhimanyu Belani 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).

  • Patent number: 10301143
    Abstract: A tether guide operable through a wide range of tether/fleeting angles while causing minimal wear and having a reduced size compared to a levelwind wheel. The tether guide may include a series of rollers approximating the curved shape and radius of levelwind wheel. The tether guide may include downward facing guide wings matched to a curved roller profile, but flaring out to capture and guide tether into rollers. Sensors may be included on the tether guide to provide information about tether location, including whether the tether is engaged in the tether guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Makani Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Abhimanyu Belani, Elias Patten, Robert Nelson, Brian Hachtmann, Gabriel Murphy
  • Patent number: 10280034
    Abstract: A system for carrying a tether guide, including a counter-balanced support system with two pivot points, where a first pivot allows the tether guide to travel up and down and the second pivot allows the tether guide to match the tether angle. Both pivots may be passive pivots. A shuttle that carries the tether guide may be electronically cammed to follow variable pitch helical grooves of a winch drum as the tether guide traverses across the drum length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Makani Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Abhimanyu Belani, Elias Patten
  • Publication number: 20190031340
    Abstract: A tether guide system operable through a wide range of tether/fleeting angles while causing minimal wear to the tether. The tether guide system may include a series of rollers arranged in a curved path. Also disclosed are tether guides with a sliding belt, a guide surface, or a guide wheel, all for use in the disclosed tether guide system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Elias Wolfgang Patten, Abhimanyu Belani, Robert Nelson, Brian Hachtmann, Gabriel Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180155150
    Abstract: A tether guide operable through a wide range of tether/fleeting angles while causing minimal wear and having a reduced size compared to a levelwind wheel. The tether guide may include a series of rollers approximating the curved shape and radius of levelwind wheel. The tether guide may include downward facing guide wings matched to a curved roller profile, but flaring out to capture and guide tether into rollers. Sensors may be included on the tether guide to provide information about tether location, including whether the tether is engaged in the tether guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Abhimanyu Belani, Elias Patten, Robert Nelson, Brian Hachtmann, Gabriel Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180155152
    Abstract: A system for carrying a tether guide, including a counter-balanced support system with two pivot points, where a first pivot allows the tether guide to travel up and down and the second pivot allows the tether guide to match the tether angle. Both pivots may be passive pivots. A shuttle that carries the tether guide may be electronically cammed to follow variable pitch helical grooves of a winch drum as the tether guide traverses across the drum length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Abhimanyu Belani, Elias Patten