Patents by Inventor Alexander Steele

Alexander Steele 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: 10989001
    Abstract: A plug deflector includes a body having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a tool receptacle provided at the first end and defining an internal bore having a first coupling mechanism defined on the internal bore, at least one plug provided at the second end, and a deflector surface provided at an intermediate location between the first and second ends. A system includes a Y-block positioned within a multi-lateral wellbore at a junction of a first wellbore and a second wellbore extending from the first wellbore, the Y-block having a first leg fluidly coupled to the first wellbore and a second leg fluidly coupled to the second wellbore, and a plug deflector coupled to the Y-block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David Joe Steele, Benjamin Luke Butler, Stuart Alexander Telfer, Neil Hepburn
  • Patent number: 10906168
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 10876608
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first ring having an open annular space and a variable-width groove disposed on an interior peripheral surface of the first ring; a second ring rotatable within the open annular space of the first ring, where the second ring has a respective variable-width groove disposed on an exterior peripheral surface of the second ring; and a plurality of rollers disposed between, and configured to roll on, the interior peripheral surface of the first ring and the exterior peripheral surface of the second ring and rotatable therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Curt Salisbury
  • Publication number: 20200378480
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first ring having an open annular space and a variable-width groove disposed on an interior peripheral surface of the first ring; a second ring rotatable within the open annular space of the first ring, where the second ring has a respective variable-width groove disposed on an exterior peripheral surface of the second ring; and a plurality of rollers disposed between, and configured to roll on, the interior peripheral surface of the first ring and the exterior peripheral surface of the second ring and rotatable therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Steele KERNBAUM, Curt SALISBURY
  • Patent number: 10670119
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first ring having an open annular space and a variable-width groove disposed on an interior peripheral surface of the first ring; a second ring rotatable within the open annular space of the first ring, where the second ring has a respective variable-width groove disposed on an exterior peripheral surface of the second ring; and a plurality of rollers disposed between, and configured to roll on, the interior peripheral surface of the first ring and the exterior peripheral surface of the second ring and rotatable therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Curt Salisbury
  • Patent number: 10655670
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing that includes an inner space, an inlet connected to the inner space, and a plurality of outlets connected to the inner space. The housing allows an inner cable of a Bowden cable to pass therethrough such that the inner cable passes through the inlet, the inner space, and any of the plurality of outlets. The apparatus also includes an inner hub rotatably mounted in the inner space of the housing. The inner hub is configured to receive and guide the inner cable passing through the housing such that the inner cable forms a curved path about the inner hub. The apparatus includes a socket configured to receive the Bowden cable. The socket can be coupled to the housing at a plurality of different positions to select any of the plurality outlets such that the inner cable of the Bowden cable passes through the selected outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Roy Kornbluh
  • Publication number: 20190385673
    Abstract: A transmon qubit comprising a plate capacitor comprising a first plate (202) and a second plate (203) wherein the first plate is disposed opposite to at least a part of the second plate, wherein the first plate and the second plate are connected via a nonlinear inductance element (304), and a capacitance (205) formed between the first plate and the second plate, wherein the first plate and the second plate are configured to form a vacuum gap capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Technische Universiteit Delft
    Inventors: Sal Jua Bosman, Gary Alexander Steele
  • Publication number: 20190358070
    Abstract: The disclosure features wearable anatomical devices that include a sleeve formed of a first material, one or more conduits connected to the sleeve, where each conduit is formed of a second material and at least partially filled with a third material, and one or more adjustable members connected to the one or more conduits and oriented so that at least some of the one or more adjustable members are connected at multiple locations to the one or more conduits, where the one or more conduits are oriented along a longitudinal direction of the sleeve, where each adjustable member extends in a circumferential direction of the sleeve, and where each adjustable member can be selectively controlled to modify a deformation of the one or more conduits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Steele
  • Patent number: 10443646
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing that includes an inner space, an inlet connected to the inner space, and a plurality of outlets connected to the inner space. The housing allows an inner cable of a Bowden cable to pass therethrough such that the inner cable passes through the inlet, the inner space, and any of the plurality of outlets. The apparatus also includes an inner hub rotatably mounted in the inner space of the housing. The inner hub is configured to receive and guide the inner cable passing through the housing such that the inner cable forms a curved path about the inner hub. The apparatus includes a socket configured to receive the Bowden cable. The socket can be coupled to the housing at a plurality of different positions to select any of the plurality outlets such that the inner cable of the Bowden cable passes through the selected outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Roy Kornbluh
  • Publication number: 20190298259
    Abstract: The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide diabetics and related people with more information than the continuous glucose monitor can provide by itself. The increased information provides the diabetic with an increased likelihood of good diabetes management for better health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif Bowman, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, David DeRenzy, Arturo Garcia, Indrawati Gauba, Ashley Hall, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Murrad Kazalbash, Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor, Anna Leigh Davis, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Publication number: 20190242464
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first ring having an open annular space and a variable-width groove disposed on an interior peripheral surface of the first ring; a second ring rotatable within the open annular space of the first ring, where the second ring has a respective variable-width groove disposed on an exterior peripheral surface of the second ring; and a plurality of rollers disposed between, and configured to roll on, the interior peripheral surface of the first ring and the exterior peripheral surface of the second ring and rotatable therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Steele KERNBAUM, Curt SALISBURY
  • Publication number: 20190128314
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing that includes an inner space, an inlet connected to the inner space, and a plurality of outlets connected to the inner space. The housing allows an inner cable of a Bowden cable to pass therethrough such that the inner cable passes through the inlet, the inner space, and any of the plurality of outlets. The apparatus also includes an inner hub rotatably mounted in the inner space of the housing. The inner hub is configured to receive and guide the inner cable passing through the housing such that the inner cable forms a curved path about the inner hub. The apparatus includes a socket configured to receive the Bowden cable. The socket can be coupled to the housing at a plurality of different positions to select any of the plurality outlets such that the inner cable of the Bowden cable passes through the selected outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Steele KERNBAUM, Roy KORNBLUH
  • Publication number: 20180361566
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20180303417
    Abstract: The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide diabetics and related people with more information than the continuous glucose monitor can provide by itself. The increased information provides the diabetic with an increased likelihood of good diabetes management for better health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, David DeRenzy, Arturo Garcia, Indrawati Gauba, Ashley Hall, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Murrad Kazalbash, Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor, Anna Leigh Davis, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Patent number: 10105839
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20180135689
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing that includes an inner space, an inlet connected to the inner space, and a plurality of outlets connected to the inner space. The housing allows an inner cable of a Bowden cable to pass therethrough such that the inner cable passes through the inlet, the inner space, and any of the plurality of outlets. The apparatus also includes an inner hub rotatably mounted in the inner space of the housing. The inner hub is configured to receive and guide the inner cable passing through the housing such that the inner cable forms a curved path about the inner hub. The apparatus includes a socket configured to receive the Bowden cable. The socket can be coupled to the housing at a plurality of different positions to select any of the plurality outlets such that the inner cable of the Bowden cable passes through the selected outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Steele KERNBAUM, Roy KORNBLUH
  • Patent number: 9950422
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20180049903
    Abstract: A variety of flexible body harnesses are provided to distribute loads comfortably and evenly across one or more segments of the human body. The trajectories of load-bearing straps of the provided body harnesses apply shear to underlying portions of skin of a body segment evenly across the length of the load-bearing straps. Such trajectories can approximate catenary curves as the straps encircle the body segment. The trajectories of such straps around a body segment are maintained by attaching the straps to an underlayer, by incorporating the straps into a flexible material, and/or by weaving further straps around the load-bearing straps to maintain their relative location and/or curvature. Such body harnesses can be provided as part of assistive, rehabilitative, prosthetic, or strength-enhancing systems configured to apply forces to the body via the body harnesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Katherine Goss WITHERSPOON, Alexander Steele KERNBAUM
  • Patent number: 9427864
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 9403272
    Abstract: A flexible exosuit includes rigid and flexible elements configured to couple forces to a body of a wearer. Further, the flexible exosuit includes flexible linear actuators and clutched compliance elements to apply and/or modulate forces and/or compliances between segments of the body of the wearer. The flexible exosuit further includes electronic controllers, power sources and sensors. The flexible exosuit can be configured to apply forces to the body of the wearer to enable a variety of applications. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to augment the physical strength or endurance of the wearer. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to train the wearer to perform certain physical tasks. In some examples, the flexible exosuit can be configured to record physical activities of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SRI International
    Inventors: Roy David Kornbluh, Alexander Steele Kernbaum, Thomas Low, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Brian Keith McCoy, Adam Arnold Edward Ziemba, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Richard M. Mahoney