Patents by Inventor Alan Craig

Alan Craig 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: 10975701
    Abstract: Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) airfoils and methods for forming CMC airfoils are provided. In one embodiment, an airfoil is provided that includes opposite pressure and suction sides extending radially along a span and opposite leading and trailing edges extending radially along the span. The leading edge defines a forward end of the airfoil, and the trailing edge defines an aft end of the airfoil. A trailing edge portion is defined adjacent the trailing edge at the aft end, and a pocket is defined in and extends within the trailing edge portion. A heat pipe is received in the pocket. A method for forming an airfoil is provided that includes laying up a CMC material to form an airfoil preform assembly; processing the airfoil preform assembly; defining a pocket in a trailing edge portion of the airfoil; and inserting a heat pipe into the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Alan Frey, Samir Armando Salamah, Charles William Craig, III
  • Publication number: 20210047932
    Abstract: Airfoils, additively manufactured airfoils, and methods of manufacturing airfoils are provided. For example, an airfoil comprises opposite pressure and suction sides that extend axially from a leading edge to a trailing edge and radially spaced apart inner and outer ends. The airfoil also comprises an outer wall defining the pressure and suction sides and leading and trailing edges. A rib extends within the airfoil from the pressure side to the suction side of the outer wall and radially from the inner to the outer end. The airfoil further comprises a first pre-impingement chamber surrounded by a first post-impingement chamber and a first dividing wall segment separating the first pre-impingement and first post-impingement chambers and having a plurality of cooling holes defined therein. The outer wall, rib, and first dividing wall segment are integrally formed as a single monolithic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Charles William Craig, III, David Alan Frey
  • Publication number: 20210024872
    Abstract: A remote monitoring system configured to non-invasively measure a cell culture is provided. The system includes a plurality of cell culture layers comprising a cell culture chamber configured to operate as a closed-system, the at least one cell culture chamber having at least one surface to which cells adhere. The system further includes at least one monitoring layer comprising an outer wall surrounding a monitoring layer cell culture chamber configured to operate as a closed-system and having at least one surface to which cells adhere, the at least one monitoring layer comprising at least one indentation in the outer wall. The system also includes at least one monitoring module disposed in at least one of the at least one indentation and comprising at least one of a confluence monitor and an analyte monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory Roger Martin, Joseph Christopher Wall, Alan Craig Wright
  • Patent number: 10895137
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure include a system for reducing an operating expense and a steam oil ratio (SOR) of at least one of an enhanced oil recovery system and a gas recovery system. The system can include a boiler configured to produce steam. The system can further include a super-heater in fluid communication with the boiler, the super-heater configured to generate a plurality of super-heat levels in a plurality of sections of the at least one of the enhanced oil recovery system and the gas recovery system downstream of the super-heater, wherein the plurality of super-heat levels are implemented per each one of the plurality of downstream sections of the at least one of the enhanced oil recovery system and gas recovery system to reduce the SOR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: XDI Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: James C. Juranitch, Raymond Clifford Skinner, Alan Craig Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10837293
    Abstract: Airfoils, additively manufactured airfoils, and methods of manufacturing airfoils are provided. For example, an airfoil comprises opposite pressure and suction sides that extend axially from a leading edge to a trailing edge and radially spaced apart inner and outer ends. The airfoil also comprises an outer wall defining the pressure and suction sides and leading and trailing edges. A rib extends within the airfoil from the pressure side to the suction side of the outer wall and radially from the inner to the outer end. The airfoil further comprises a first pre-impingement chamber surrounded by a first post-impingement chamber and a first dividing wall segment separating the first pre-impingement and first post-impingement chambers and having a plurality of cooling holes defined therein. The outer wall, rib, and first dividing wall segment are integrally formed as a single monolithic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles William Craig, III, David Alan Frey
  • Publication number: 20200290163
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a shim and related systems and equipment. A mechanical tool inserted into a shim space defined between two or more components with the mechanical tool in a first configuration. The mechanical tool is free of measurement electronics. The mechanical tool, while in the shim space, is modified such that the mechanical tool assumes a second configuration to establish a plurality of model points corresponding to a boundary surface of the shim space. The mechanical tool is removed from the shim space while maintaining the mechanical tool in the second configuration. Using a measurement station distinct from the tool, the positions of the model points are electronically measured while the mechanical tool is both disposed outside of the shim space and in the second configuration. Machining instructions are generated based on the measured positions. A shim is fabricated based on the generated machining instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Nathan Alphonse Secinaro, Douglas Alan Jones, Brent F. Craig
  • Patent number: 10778527
    Abstract: An example system includes a service proxy controller and a number of service proxy workers. The service proxy controller is configured for providing routing policies for a telecommunications network core. The telecommunications network core includes network functions communicating using a service-based architecture. Each service proxy worker is configured for routing telecommunications network core messages between a respective subset of the network functions by consuming the routing policies from the service proxy controller and enforcing the routing policies from the service proxy controller. Each service proxy worker is configured for providing network status reports to the service proxy controller based on the telecommunications network core messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Tarek Assali, Sridhar Karuturi, Jeffrey Alan Craig, Manish Kumar Gupta, Sameh Naguib
  • Patent number: 10758626
    Abstract: The present invention relates in general to polymer-bioactive agent conjugates for delivering a bioactive agent to a subject. The polymer-bioactive agent conjugates contain triazole moieties in the polymer backbone and a bioactive moiety selected from quinolones, NSAIDs and mixtures thereof. The present invention also relates to methods for preparing the polymer conjugates using click cycloaddition chemical reactions, to monomer-bioactive agent conjugates suitable for preparing the polymer conjugates, and to pharmaceutical products comprising the polymer conjugates for the post-surgical care to treat or prevent infections, provide analgesia and treat inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: POLYACTIVA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Stephen Lonsdale Birkett, Andrew Craig Donohue, Asha Marina D'Souza, Sarah Man Yee Ng, Adrian Sulistio, Russell John Tait, David Valade, Alan Naylor, Anton Blencowe
  • Patent number: 10677451
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a system, method, and apparatus comprising a direct steam generator configured to generate saturated steam or superheated steam and combustion exhaust constituents. A CONVAPORATORâ„¢ Unit (CU) can be fluidly coupled to the direct steam generator. The CU can be configured to route the saturated steam or superheated steam and combustion exhaust constituents through a condenser portion of the CU via a condenser side steam conduit and can be configured to condense the super-heated steam or saturated steam to form a condensate. A separation tank and water return system can be fluidly coupled to a condenser side condensate conduit of the condenser portion of the CU. The separation tank and water return system can be configured to separate the combustion exhaust constituents from the condensate. An evaporator portion of the CU can be fluidly coupled with the separation tank and water return system via an evaporator side condensate conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: XDI Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Clifford David Skinner, Alan Craig Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20200136911
    Abstract: An example system includes a service proxy controller and a number of service proxy workers. The service proxy controller is configured for providing routing policies for a telecommunications network core. The telecommunications network core includes network functions communicating using a service-based architecture. Each service proxy worker is configured for routing telecommunications network core messages between a respective subset of the network functions by consuming the routing policies from the service proxy controller and enforcing the routing policies from the service proxy controller. Each service proxy worker is configured for providing network status reports to the service proxy controller based on the telecommunications network core messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tarek Assali, Sridhar Karuturi, Jeffrey Alan Craig, Manish Kumar Gupta, Sameh Naguib
  • Publication number: 20200121798
    Abstract: A polymer-prostaglandin conjugate comprising: a polymer backbone comprising a plurality of moieties of formula (I): where: T represents a triazole moiety; Q is independently selected at each occurrence and may be present or absent and when present represents a linking group; R is selected from the group consisting of linear or branched hydrocarbon; D is selected from prostaglandins; and L is a group of formula (II) wherein R5 is selected from hydrogen and C1 to C6 alkyl; (R) indicates the end of the group bonded to the R group; and (D) indicates the end of the group attached to the group D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: POLYACTIVA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Stephen Lonsdale BIRKETT, Andrew Craig DONOHUE, Asha Marina D'SOUZA, Sara Man Yee NG, Adrian SULISTIO, Russell John TAIT, David VALADE, Alan NAYLOR, Jason WATLING
  • Publication number: 20200123322
    Abstract: A drug-polymer conjugate, which is a copolymer of at least one monomer of formula (I): (I) where: X may be the same or different at each occurrence and represents a terminal functional group comprising an alkyne or an azide; Q is independently selected at each occurrence and may be present or absent and when present, represents a linking group; R is selected from the group consisting of linear or branched hydrocarbon, optionally substituted aryl and optionally substituted heteroaryl; D is a releasable drug selected from prostaglandins, ?-blockers and mixtures thereof; L is a linker group group; and at least one co-monomer of Formula III III J represents a linking functional group, n is 2 to 8, preferably 3 to 8; Y comprises a polyether of formula (ORa)m wherein Ra is independently ethylene, propylene and butylene and m is from 1 to 300 (preferably 2 to 300) and the polyether is in chain with one or more groups which are preferably selected from one or more of optionally substituted straight or branched Ci to
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: POLYACTIVA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Stephen Lonsdale BIRKETT, Andrew Craig DONOHUE, Asha Marina D'SOUZA, Sara Man Yee NG, Adrian SULISTIO, Russell John TAIT, David VALADE, Alan NAYLOR, Jason WATLING, Carmen Vittoria SCULLINO
  • Patent number: 10630391
    Abstract: RF processing systems and methods. An RF processing system includes an optical storage module, a processing module, and an electro-optical modulation module. The electro-optical modulation module is configured to receive the first signal from the optical storage module, receive the modulation signal from the processing module, and electro-optically modulate the first signal based on the modulation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MagiQ Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael LaGasse, Alan Craig Beal, Mark David Lucas
  • Publication number: 20200024966
    Abstract: Airfoils, additively manufactured airfoils, and methods of manufacturing airfoils are provided. For example, an airfoil comprises opposite pressure and suction sides that extend axially from a leading edge to a trailing edge and radially spaced apart inner and outer ends. The airfoil also comprises an outer wall defining the pressure and suction sides and leading and trailing edges. A rib extends within the airfoil from the pressure side to the suction side of the outer wall and radially from the inner to the outer end. The airfoil further comprises a first pre-impingement chamber surrounded by a first post-impingement chamber and a first dividing wall segment separating the first pre-impingement and first post-impingement chambers and having a plurality of cooling holes defined therein. The outer wall, rib, and first dividing wall segment are integrally formed as a single monolithic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Charles William Craig, III, David Alan Frey
  • Publication number: 20190258013
    Abstract: An optical ribbon is provided. The optical ribbon includes a plurality of optical transmission elements. The ribbon includes a ribbon body coupled to and supporting the plurality of optical transmission elements. The ribbon body is formed from a flexible polymeric material such that the plurality of optical transmission elements are reversibly movable between an aligned position in which the plurality of optical transmission elements are substantially parallel with each other and a curved position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley Jerome Blazer, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Ming-Jun Li, Alan Todd Parsons, Pushkar Tandon
  • Publication number: 20190242263
    Abstract: Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) airfoils and methods for forming CMC airfoils are provided. In one embodiment, an airfoil is provided that includes opposite pressure and suction sides extending radially along a span and opposite leading and trailing edges extending radially along the span. The leading edge defines a forward end of the airfoil, and the trailing edge defines an aft end of the airfoil. A trailing edge portion is defined adjacent the trailing edge at the aft end, and a pocket is defined in and extends within the trailing edge portion. A heat pipe is received in the pocket. A method for forming an airfoil is provided that includes laying up a CMC material to form an airfoil preform assembly; processing the airfoil preform assembly; defining a pocket in a trailing edge portion of the airfoil; and inserting a heat pipe into the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: David Alan Frey, Samir Armando Salamah, Charles William Craig, III
  • Patent number: 10310202
    Abstract: An optical ribbon is provided. The optical ribbon includes a plurality of optical transmission elements. The ribbon includes a ribbon body coupled to and supporting the plurality of optical transmission elements. The ribbon body is formed from a flexible polymeric material such that the plurality of optical transmission elements are reversibly movable between an aligned position in which the plurality of optical transmission elements are substantially parallel with each other and a curved position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Jerome Blazer, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Ming-Jun Li, Alan Todd Parsons, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 10309242
    Abstract: Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) airfoils and methods for forming CMC airfoils are provided. In one embodiment, an airfoil is provided that includes opposite pressure and suction sides extending radially along a span and opposite leading and trailing edges extending radially along the span. The leading edge defines a forward end of the airfoil, and the trailing edge defines an aft end of the airfoil. A trailing edge portion is defined adjacent the trailing edge at the aft end, and a pocket is defined in and extends within the trailing edge portion. A heat pipe is received in the pocket. A method for forming an airfoil is provided that includes laying up a CMC material to form an airfoil preform assembly; processing the airfoil preform assembly; defining a pocket in a trailing edge portion of the airfoil; and inserting a heat pipe into the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Alan Frey, Samir Armando Salamah, Charles William Craig, III
  • Patent number: 10231043
    Abstract: A portable speaker and protective cover for a portable wireless speaker and speaker system is disclosed. The protective cover is configured to receive, retain, cover, protect, and interactively support the portable wireless speaker. A plurality of embedded magnets and/or metallic elements in the speaker and cover are configured and aligned to magnetically secure the protective cover around the portable wireless speaker in the fully closed position and facilitate secure positioning of the speaker in a stand position during use. Other audio, video and computing electronics including tablet and smart phones may also be similarly protected and supported by such a cover configured to the particular dimensions of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Hemesath, John Craig Cheney, Bryce Alan Craig
  • Publication number: 20190032913
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure include a system for reducing an operating expense and a steam oil ratio (SOR) of at least one of an enhanced oil recovery system and a gas recovery system. The system can include a boiler configured to produce steam. The system can further include a super-heater in fluid communication with the boiler, the super-heater configured to generate a plurality of super-heat levels in a plurality of sections of the at least one of the enhanced oil recovery system and the gas recovery system downstream of the super-heater, wherein the plurality of super-heat levels are implemented per each one of the plurality of downstream sections of the at least one of the enhanced oil recovery system and gas recovery system to reduce the SOR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: James C. Juranitch, Raymond Clifford Skinner, Alan Craig Reynolds