Patents by Inventor Adam Braun

Adam Braun 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: 20200217441
    Abstract: Example aspects of a pipe repair stent, a pipe repair device, and a method for repairing a pipe are disclosed. The pipe repair stent can comprise a sealing layer comprising a flexible and compressible repair material; and a spring, wherein the sealing layer is wrapped around a circumference of the spring; wherein the stent is configurable in an expanded configuration and a compressed configuration, the spring biasing the stent to the expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Cody Badger, Clifton Braun, Adam Tank
  • Patent number: 10627038
    Abstract: Example aspects of a pipe repair device and a method for repairing a pipeline are disclosed. The pipe repair device can comprise a body; a sensor attached to the body for detecting the leak in the pipe; a transport mechanism attached to the body for transporting the pipe repair device along the pipe; and a repair mechanism comprising a repair material for repairing the leak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Cody Badger, Clifton Braun, Adam Tank
  • Publication number: 20190217442
    Abstract: An abrasive article comprising a first group including a plurality of shaped abrasive particles overlying a backing, wherein the plurality of shaped abrasive particles of the first group define a first non-shadowing distribution relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony C. GAETA, Anuj SETH, Christopher ARCONA, Doruk O. YENER, Jennifer H. CZEREPINSKI, Sujatha K. IYENGAR, Frank J. CSILLAG, William C. RICE, Satyalakshmi K. RAMESH, Gregory G. LAFOND, Sidath S. WIJESOORIYA, Adam D. LIOR, Alan J. BRANDES, Anil PARMAR, Paul BRAUN, Darrell K. EVERTS
  • Patent number: 10286523
    Abstract: An abrasive article comprising a first group including a plurality of shaped abrasive particles overlying a backing, wherein the plurality of shaped abrasive particles of the first group define a first non-shadowing distribution relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC., SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIFS
    Inventors: Anthony C. Gaeta, Anuj Seth, Christopher Arcona, Doruk O. Yener, Jennifer H. Czerepinski, Sujatha Iyengar, Frank J. Csillag, William C. Rice, Satyalakshmi K. Ramesh, Gregory G. Lafond, Sidath S. Wijesooriya, Adam D. Lior, Alan J. Brandes, Anil Parmar, Paul Braun, Darrell K. Everts
  • Patent number: 9340113
    Abstract: A control system for a generator of an electric drive is provided. The control system may include a converter circuit configured to communicate with one or more phases of a stator of the generator, and a controller in communication with the converter circuit and an engine associated with the electric drive. The controller may be configured to determine an operational state of the electric drive based on at least engine speed, and engage one of a map-lookup control scheme and a fixed-theta off control scheme for operating the generator based on the operational state of the electric drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson Wai, Thuong Le, Adam Braun, Jesse Gerdes, James Siegle, Mark Hartman
  • Publication number: 20150127207
    Abstract: A control system for a generator of an electric drive is provided. The control system may include a converter circuit configured to communicate with one or more phases of a stator of the generator, and a controller in communication with the converter circuit and an engine associated with the electric drive. The controller may be configured to determine an operational state of the electric drive based on at least engine speed, and engage one of a map-lookup control scheme and a fixed-theta off control scheme for operating the generator based on the operational state of the electric drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jackson Wai, Thuong Le, Adam Braun, Jesse Gerdes, James Siegle, Mark Hartman
  • Patent number: 8975878
    Abstract: A method of controlling a generator (110) of an electric drive (104) associated with an engine (102) is provided. The method may determine an operational state of the electric drive (104) based on a speed of the engine (102), and selectively engage one of a map-lookup control scheme (150) and a fixed-theta off control scheme (152) for operating the generator (110) based on the operational state of the electric drive (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson Wai, Thuong Le, Adam Braun, Jesse Gerdes, James Siegle, Mark Hartman
  • Publication number: 20120161723
    Abstract: A method of controlling a generator (110) of an electric drive (104) associated with an engine (102) is provided. The method may determine an operational state of the electric drive (104) based on a speed of the engine (102), and selectively engage one of a map-lookup control scheme (150) and a fixed-theta off control scheme (152) for operating the generator (110) based on the operational state of the electric drive (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Jackson Wai, Thuong Le, Adam Braun, Jesse Gerdes, James Siegle, Mark Hartman
  • Publication number: 20080055241
    Abstract: Systems and methods for haptic feedback effects for control knobs are described. One method comprises the steps of receiving a sensor signal associated with a motion of a manipulandum in a degree of freedom, and determining a direction of the motion of the manipulandum in the degree of freedom based on the sensor signal. The method further comprises outputting a first force signal if the determination indicates that the manipulandum moves in a first direction in the degree of freedom, and outputting a second force signal if the determination indicates that the manipulandum moves in a second direction in the degree of freedom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Goldenberg, Steven Vassallo, Kenneth Martin, Adam Braun
  • Publication number: 20080048974
    Abstract: Methods and systems for textures and other spatial sensations for a relative haptic interface device are described. One embodiment includes a method comprising the steps of receiving a signal from a sensor, the sensor signal associated with a change in a position of a haptic feedback device, transmitting sensor data to a host processor, the sensor data associated with the sensor signal, receiving force information from the host processor, the force information comprising a texture sensation having at least one parameter describing at least one force to be output based at least in part on an interaction of a graphical object with a texture field, the force information further comprising at least one characteristic of the texture sensation, parsing the force information, storing the at least one characteristic, and determining when to output the at least one force based at least in part on the interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Adam Braun, Louis Rosenberg, Kenneth Martin
  • Publication number: 20070285216
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations. For one embodiment a first frequency at which to output a tactile sensation is received. A second frequency higher than the first frequency is determined. The second frequency is based on a frequency at which an inertial actuator outputs a second tactile sensation. A waveform having the first frequency and a waveform having the second frequency is combined to produce a signal configured to cause a composite tactile sensation at the second frequency, the composite tactile sensation conveying the first frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Kollin Tierling, Adam Braun, Alex Goldenberg
  • Publication number: 20070272011
    Abstract: A universal athleticism rating system and related athletic performance measuring systems for accurately detecting and recording athletic performance are disclosed. The athleticism rating system evaluates individual athletes against a common, standardized, set of athletic performance tests. Each athlete performs the athletic tests and his or her scores in the individual tests are entered into a standardized calculation to produce a single athletic performance score. The related performance measuring system is preferably a timing system that ensures quick, easy, and accurate collection of athletic event timing related data without the need for the athlete to wear any special detection devices or the like. In a preferred embodiment, the performance measuring system integrates with the rating system to provide seamless athletic data collection and rating of athletes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Rodolfo Chapa, Hamid Arjomand, Adam Braun
  • Publication number: 20070152988
    Abstract: The present invention provides a control knob on a device that allows a user to control functions of the device. In one embodiment, the knob is rotatable in a rotary degree of freedom and moveable in at least one transverse direction approximately perpendicular to the axis. An actuator is coupled to the knob to output a force in the rotary degree of freedom about the axis, thus providing force feedback. In a different embodiment, the knob is provided with force feedback in a rotary degree of freedom about an axis and is also moveable in a linear degree of freedom approximately parallel to the axis, allowing the knob to be pushed and/or pulled by the user. The device controlled by the knob can be a variety of types of devices, such as an audio device, video device, etc. The device can also include a display providing an image updated in response to manipulation of the knob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Levin, Kenneth Martin, Bruce Schena, Adam Braun, Louis Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20060007184
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling and providing force feedback using an interface device manipulated by a user. A microprocessor is provided local to the interface device and reads sensor data from sensors that describes the position and/or other information about a user object moved by the user, such as a joystick. The microprocessor controls actuators to provide forces on the user object and provides the sensor data to a host computer that is coupled to the interface device. The host computer sends high level host commands to the local microprocessor, and the microprocessor independently implements a local reflex process based on the high level command to provide force values to the actuators using sensor data and other parameters. A provided host command protocol includes a variety of different types of host commands and associated command parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Inventors: Louis Rosenberg, Adam Braun, Mike Levin
  • Publication number: 20050195168
    Abstract: Power management for an interface device that is manipulated by a user and in communication with a host computer and provides forces to the user. The device includes a sensor and an actuator. One embodiment provides first power from the host computer over a serial interface and second power from a power adapter. Another embodiment provides first power from the host computer and second power from a power storage device on the interface device that supplies power to the actuator. Another embodiment provides a power adapter supplying a portion of the first power to the sensor and a portion to the actuator, and a power storage device on the interface device provides second power to the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Louis Rosenberg, Adam Braun, Bruce Schena
  • Publication number: 20050088408
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for compensating for position slip in interface devices that may occur between a manipulandum and a sensor of the device due to a mechanical transmission. A device position delta is determined from a sensed position of a manipulandum of an interface device. It is determined if position slip has occurred caused by a change in position of the manipulandum that was not sensed by a sensor of the interface device, typically caused by a mechanical transmission between sensor and manipulandum. If position slip has occurred, an error in the sensed position caused by the position slip is corrected by adjusting the sensed position to take into account the position slip. The adjusted position delta is used as the position of the manipulandum and the display of objects controlled by the interface device are accordingly compensated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Adam Braun, Kollin Tierling, Kenneth Martin, Bruce Schena
  • Publication number: 20050057509
    Abstract: An interface device and method for providing enhanced cursor control with force feedback. A force feedback interface device includes a manipulandum, such as a mouse, that is moveable in a local workspace. The device is coupled to a host computer that displays a cursor in a graphical environment, such as a GUI, on a display screen. An interior region and a border region in the local workspace is defined. One mapping of device movement to cursor movement is used for the interior region, and a different mapping is used for the border region. Mapping methods include ballistics, absolute, linear, rate control, and variable absolute. Rate control embodiments can be single axis or dual axis. In one embodiment, when the mouse moves from the interior region to the border region, the mapping providing the greater cursor velocity is used to better conserve device workspace in the direction of travel and to decrease any sense of mapping mode change to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mallett, Dean Chang, Louis Rosenberg, Adam Braun, Kenneth Martin, Jonathan Beamer
  • Publication number: 20050052415
    Abstract: Directional haptic feedback provided in a haptic feedback interface device. An interface device includes at least two actuator assemblies, which each include a moving inertial mass. A single control signal provided to the actuator assemblies at different magnitudes provides directional inertial sensations felt by the user. A greater magnitude waveform can be applied to one actuator to provide a sensation having a direction approximately corresponding to a position of that actuator in the housing. In another embodiment, the actuator assemblies each include a rotary inertial mass and the control signals have different duty cycles to provide directional sensations. For power-consumption efficiency, the control signals can be interlaced or pulsed at a different frequency and duty cycle to reduce average power requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Adam Braun, Louis Rosenberg, David Moore, Kenneth Martin, Alex Goldenberg
  • Publication number: 20050030284
    Abstract: Directional haptic feedback provided in a haptic feedback interface device. An interface device includes at least two actuator assemblies, which each include a moving inertial mass. A single control signal provided to the actuator assemblies at different magnitudes provides directional inertial sensations felt by the user. A greater magnitude waveform can be applied to one actuator to provide a sensation having a direction approximately corresponding to a position of that actuator in the housing. In another embodiment, the actuator assemblies each include a rotary inertial mass and the control signals have different duty cycles to provide directional sensations. For power-consumption efficiency, the control signals can be interlaced or pulsed at a different frequency and duty cycle to reduce average power requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: Adam Braun, Louis Rosenberg, David Moore, Kenneth Martin, Alex Goldenberg