Patents by Inventor Andrew A. Kramer

Andrew A. Kramer 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: 10774680
    Abstract: An optical sensor for a rotating blade stage of a turbomachine is disclosed. The optical sensor includes a housing to be mounted relative to a circumferential interior surface of a casing of the turbomachine. Optical fiber(s) are operatively coupled to the housing for communicating: an optical signal for sending toward the rotating blade stage and a return optical signal reflected by the rotating blade stage, through the casing. An optical signal redirecting element is configured to redirect the optical signal from optical fiber(s) inwardly toward the rotating blade stage relative to the casing, and redirect the return optical signal reflected by the rotating blade stage into the at least one optical fiber. Optical fiber(s) have a longitudinal shape configured to follow the circumferential interior surface of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Michael Allen Ball, Andrew David Ellis
  • Publication number: 20200166432
    Abstract: A method for determining an arrival-time of a rotor blade in a turbine engine that includes the steps of: having an RF reader attached to a stationary surface in the turbine engine; having an RF tag attached to a first region of the rotor blade; having a reference RF tag attached to a rotating structure near the RF tag; in relation to a first revolution of the rotor blade occurring during the operation of the turbine engine, collecting an arrival-time for each of the RF tag and the reference RF tag with the RF reader via an RF monitoring process; comparing the arrival-time of the RF tag to the arrival-time of the reference RF tag to determine an arrival-time test result for the first region of the rotor blade for the first revolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Michael Allen Ball, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Andrew David Ellis, Vincent Carmona
  • Publication number: 20200165934
    Abstract: A method for determining an arrival-time of a rotor blade that includes attaching an RF reader to a stationary surface and an RF tag to the rotor blade. Time-of-flight data points are collected via an RF monitoring process that includes: emitting an RF signal from the RF reader and recording a first time; receiving the RF signal at the RF tag and emitting a return RF signal by the RF tag in response thereto; receiving the return RF signal at the RF reader and recording a second time; and determining the time-of-flight data point as being the duration occurring between the first time and the second time. The RF monitoring process is repeated until multiple time-of-flight data points are collected. A minimum time-of-flight is determined from the multiple time-of-flight data points, and the arrival-time for the rotor blade is determined as being a time that corresponds to the minimum time-of-flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Michael Allen Ball, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Andrew David Ellis, Vincent Carmona
  • Publication number: 20200166431
    Abstract: A method for determining an arrival-time of a rotor blade that includes attaching an RF reader to a stationary surface and an RF tag to the rotor blade. Strength-of-signal data points are collected via an RF monitoring process that includes: emitting an RF signal from the RF reader; receiving the RF signal at the RF tag and emitting a return RF signal by the RF tag in response thereto; receiving the return RF signal at the RF reader; measuring a signal strength of the return RF signal as received by the RF reader; and determining the strength-of-signal data point as being equal to the measured signal strength. The RF monitoring process is repeated until multiple strength-of-signal data points are collected. A maximum strength-of-signal is determined from the multiple strength-of-signal data points, and the arrival-time for the rotor blade is determined as being a time that corresponds to the maximum strength-of-signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Michael Allen Ball, Mario Joseph Arceneaux, Andrew David Ellis, Vincent Carmona
  • Publication number: 20200151189
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses related to federated search of multiple sources with conflict resolution are disclosed. A method may comprise obtaining a set of data ontologies (e.g., types, properties, and links) associated with a plurality of heterogeneous data sources; receiving a selection of a graph comprising a plurality of graph nodes connected by one or more graph edges; and transforming the graph into one or more search queries across the plurality of heterogeneous data sources. A method may comprise obtaining a first data object as a result of executing a first search query across a plurality of heterogeneous data sources; resolving, based on one or more resolution rules, at least the first data object with a repository data object; deduplicating data associated with at least the first data object and the repository data object prior to storing the deduplicated data in a repository that has a particular data model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: DANIELLE KRAMER, ANDREW ISRAEL, JEFFREY CHEN, DAVID COHEN, STEPHEN FREIBERG, BRYAN OFFUTT, MATT AVANT, PETER WILCZYNSKI, JASON HOCH, ROBERT LIU, WILLIAM WALDREP, KEVIN ZHANG, ALEXANDER LANDAU, DAVID TOBIN
  • Patent number: 10641720
    Abstract: The present application thus provides a thermal barrier coating spallation detection system for a gas turbine. The thermal barrier coating spallation detection system may include a hot gas path component with a phosphor layer and a thermal barrier coating, a stimulant radiation source, and an optical device such that the optical device directs stimulant radiation at the thermal barrier coating and receives emission radiation. A change in the received emission radiation indicates spallation of the thermal barrier coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew David Ellis, Kurt Kramer Schleif, Zachary John Snider
  • Patent number: 10545982
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses related to federated search of multiple sources with conflict resolution are disclosed. A method may comprise obtaining a set of data ontologies (e.g., types, properties, and links) associated with a plurality of heterogeneous data sources; receiving a selection of a graph comprising a plurality of graph nodes connected by one or more graph edges; and transforming the graph into one or more search queries across the plurality of heterogeneous data sources. A method may comprise obtaining a first data object as a result of executing a first search query across a plurality of heterogeneous data sources; resolving, based on one or more resolution rules, at least the first data object with a repository data object; deduplicating data associated with at least the first data object and the repository data object prior to storing the deduplicated data in a repository that has a particular data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Danielle Kramer, Andrew Israel, Jeffrey Chen, David Cohen, Stephen Freiberg, Bryan Offutt, Matt Avant, Peter Wilczynski, Jason Hoch, Robert Liu, William Waldrep, Kevin Zhang, Alexander Landau, David Tobin
  • Publication number: 20200017422
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to improvements in the flexibility with which oxygen and hydrogen, for example from electrolysis, may be supplied to processes having both gasification and methanation steps, as well as improvements in how such processes may be operated in response to variations in carbonaceous feeds. Offsets, between the ideal quantity of hydrogen and the quantity available from a given source may be compensated for by adjusting one or more operations of the process, and in particular such operation(s) that ultimately impact the quantity of CO and/or CO2 available downstream of the gasifier for conversion to methane in an RNG product stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew KRAMER, James SEABA, David LAMONT
  • Publication number: 20190239745
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods for presenting glucose level data. Glucose data for a patient may be received. A current glucose level and a rate of change of the current glucose level may be determined based on the received glucose data. A first interface may be displayed on a screen of a device. The first interface may include a unitary icon. The unitary icon may display the current glucose level and a visualization of the rate of change. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Katherine Yerre Koehler, Esteban Cabrera, JR., Eric Cohen, Mark Dervaes, Rian Draeger, Sheryl Sadsarin Gaano, Thomas Hall, Paul Kramer, Shawn Larvenz, Michael Robert Mensinger, Paul Noble-Campbell, Andrew Attila Pal, Eli Reihman, Brian Christopher Smith, Angela Marie Traven
  • Patent number: 10366904
    Abstract: Articles including a glass-based substrate with holes, semiconductor packages including an article with holes, and methods of fabricating holes in a substrate are disclosed. In one embodiment, an article includes a glass-based substrate having a first surface, a second surface, and at least one hole extending from the first surface. The at least one hole has an interior wall having a surface roughness Ra that is less than or equal to 1 ?m. The at least one hole has a first opening having a first diameter that is present the first surface. A first plane is defined by the first surface of the glass-based substrate based on an average thickness of the glass-based substrate. A ratio of a depression depth to the first diameter of the at least one hole is less than or equal to 0.007.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Andres Covarrubias Jaramillo, Yuhui Jin, Frank Andrew Kramer, IV, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Kuksenkova, Daniel Wayne Levesque, Jr., Garrett Andrew Piech, Aric Bruce Shorey, Robert Stephen Wagner
  • Publication number: 20190223721
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods for presenting glucose level data. Glucose data for a patient may be received. A current glucose level and a rate of change of the current glucose level may be determined based on the received glucose data. A first interface may be displayed on a screen of a device. The first interface may include a unitary icon. The unitary icon may display the current glucose level and a visualization of the rate of change. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Katherine Yerre Koehler, Esteban Cabrera, JR., Eric Cohen, Mark Dervaes, Rian Draeger, Sheryl Sadsarin Gaano, Thomas Hall, Paul Kramer, Shawn Larvenz, Michael Robert Mensinger, Paul Noble-Campbell, Andrew Attila Pal, Eli Reihman, Brian Christopher Smith, Angela Marie Traven
  • Patent number: 10307059
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods for presenting glucose level data. Glucose data for a patient may be received. A current glucose level and a rate of change of the current glucose level may be determined based on the received glucose data. A first interface may be displayed on a screen of a device. The first interface may include a unitary icon. The unitary icon may display the current glucose level and a visualization of the rate of change. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Yerre Koehler, Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Eric Cohen, Mark Dervaes, Rian Draeger, Sheryl Sadsarin Gaano, Thomas Hall, Paul Kramer, Shawn Larvenz, Michael Robert Mensinger, Paul Noble-Campbell, Andrew Atilla Pal, Eli Reihman, Brian Christopher Smith, Angela Marie Traven
  • Patent number: 10307667
    Abstract: A hovering remote-control flying craft having a molded frame assembly includes a plurality of arms extending from a center body with an electric motor and corresponding propeller on each arm. In various embodiments, the motor and propeller are mounted downward-facing at a distal portion of each arm with a motor cover over the motor. The center body can be formed of a two-piece molded structure that sandwiches a circuit board to provide structural support for the frame. The circuit board can include a plurality of tabs that facilitate mounting of wire connectors, and can also provide antennas and emitters for both IR and RF communications. In some embodiments, a removable safety ring protects the propellers from lateral contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: QFO Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul Condon, James Edward Fairman, Bradley Dean Pedersen, Thomas Edward KraMer, Scott Andrew Melanson
  • Patent number: 10285591
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods for presenting glucose level data. Glucose data for a patient may be received. A current glucose level and a rate of change of the current glucose level may be determined based on the received glucose data. A first interface may be displayed on a screen of a device. The first interface may include a unitary icon. The unitary icon may display the current glucose level and a visualization of the rate of change. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Yerre Koehler, Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Eric Cohen, Mark Dervaes, Rian Draeger, Sheryl Sadsarin Gaano, Thomas Hall, Paul Kramer, Shawn Larvenz, Michael Robert Mensinger, Paul Noble-Campbell, Andrew Atilla Pal, Eli Reihman, Brian Christopher Smith, Angela Marie Traven
  • Publication number: 20180068868
    Abstract: Articles including a glass-based substrate with holes, semiconductor packages including an article with holes, and methods of fabricating holes in a substrate are disclosed. In one embodiment, an article includes a glass-based substrate having a first surface, a second surface, and at least one hole extending from the first surface. The at least one hole has an interior wall having a surface roughness Ra that is less than or equal to 1 ?m. The at least one hole has a first opening having a first diameter that is present the first surface. A first plane is defined by the first surface of the glass-based substrate based on an average thickness of the glass-based substrate. A ratio of a depression depth to the first diameter of the at least one hole is less than or equal to 0.007.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Andres Covarrubias Jaramillo, Yuhui Jin, Frank Andrew Kramer, IV, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Kuksenkova, Daniel Wayne Levesque, JR., Garrett Andrew Piech, Aric Bruce Shorey, Robert Stephen Wagner
  • Publication number: 20170294212
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses, systems and methods for video creation, editing, and sharing for social media are described. In particular, the present embodiments include components for copying and pasting snippets of media from a first media file to a second media file at a desired location within the second media file. In a further embodiment, media snippets may be copied, cut, or pasted within a single media file. For example, in an embodiment, a snippet of video may be copied from a first video file, and pasted at a selected position within a timeline of a second video file. The media files may be pasted over each other completely. In another embodiment, audio may be pasted over existing video. In another embodiment video may be pasted over existing audio. In various alternative embodiments, the media snippet may be otherwise merged with the second media file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: OMiro IP LLC
    Inventors: Dustin R. Allen, Andrew Kramer, Denis Tsai, Jay Oh, Gregory Manriquez, Stephen Callender
  • Publication number: 20160300594
    Abstract: The described embodiments include methods and systems for combining an original video recording with multiple additional video recordings and audio recordings into a new video recording. The original video content may be uploaded indexed and displayed so that additional users can access it in order to upload additional content into or over the original video. The amended video is then generated and displayed for additional viewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: OMiro IP LLC
    Inventors: Dustin R. Allen, Andrew Kramer, Ji Hong Oh, Gregory Manriquez, Stephen Callender
  • Publication number: 20160188832
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer storage media are provided for determining a patient's severity of illness score (pSIS) for a patient admitted to an acute care facility. Data corresponding to physiologic components is received from an electronic medical record associated with a patient admitted to an acute care healthcare facility. The physiologic components include vital sign measurements and laboratory tests. Weights are assigned to a minimum, median, and maximum measured values for each vital sign. Weights are assigned to minimum and maximum values for each laboratory test. The weights are derived based on a deviation from normal within a time period. A pSIS is determined by summing the weights. Additional data corresponding to physiologic components may be received from the electronic medical record. The additional data may be utilized to update the weights and determine a patient's updated pSIS that may be utilized to track a progress of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventor: Andrew A. Kramer
  • Publication number: 20160188833
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer storage media are provided for determining a patient's severity of illness score (pSIS) for a patient admitted to an acute care facility. Data is received corresponding to medical support a patient is receiving from an electronic medical record associated with the patient admitted to an acute care healthcare facility. The data is associated with support variables present in a patient upon admission or administered to the patient within an initial time period from admission. Support variables include both pharmaceutical-type variables and medical device-type variables. Weights are assigned to each support variable associated with the patient. A patient's pSIS is determined by summing the weights. The pSIS accounts for effects that medical support a patient is receiving has on the patient's physiology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventor: Andrew A. Kramer
  • Patent number: D890394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Marlon Recreational Products Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce Cameron, Brett McDowell, Andrew Kramer