Patents by Inventor Andrew A. Shapiro

Andrew A. Shapiro 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: 20200411838
    Abstract: In some embodiments, high-energy additive manufacturing (HE-AM) (e.g., directed energy deposition, powder injection, powder bed fusion, electron beam melting, solid-state, and ultrasonic) is used to overcome constraints of comparative EES fabrication techniques to produce chemical additive-free electrodes with complex, highly versatile designs for next generation EES. An exemplary rapid fabrication technique provides an approach for improving electrochemical performance while increasing efficiency and sustainability, reducing time to market, and lowering production costs. With this exemplary technique, which utilizes computer models for location specific layer-by-layer fabrication of three-dimensional parts (e.g., versatile design), a high degree of control over processing conditions may be achieved to enhance both the design and performance of EES systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Julie M. Schoenung, Katherine A. Acord, Baolong Zheng, Umberto Scipioni Bertoli, Andrew A. Shapiro, Qian Nataly Chen, William C. West
  • Publication number: 20200299006
    Abstract: A propellant storage system that utilizes an integrated internal lattice structure within the fuel storage tank(s) to provide additional strength and anti-slosh features. The internal lattice structure lends its additional strength properties to adapt the fuel storage tank to unconventional geometries to allow for better compaction and weight savings in deployment vehicles such as satellites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Hunjoo Kim, Andrew A. Shapiro-Scharlotta
  • Publication number: 20190366435
    Abstract: Elements formed from magnetic materials and their methods of manufacture are presented. Magnetic materials include a magnetic alloy material, such as, for example, an Fe—Co alloy material (e.g., the Fe—Co—V alloy Hiperco-50®). The magnetic alloy materials may comprise a powdered material suitable for use in additive manufacturing techniques, such as, for example direct energy deposition or laser powder bed fusion. Manufacturing techniques include the use of variable deposition time and energy to control the magnetic and structural properties of the materials by altering the microstructure and residual stresses within the material. Manufacturing techniques also include post deposition processing, such as, for example, machining and heat treating. Heat treating may include a multi-step process during which the material is heated, held and then cooled in a series of controlled steps such that a specific history of stored internal energy is created within the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Samad A. Firdosy, Robert P. Dillon, Ryan W. Conversano, John Paul C. Borgonia, Andrew A. Shapiro-Scharlotta, Bryan W. McEnerney, Adam Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20190045250
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and methods for enabling a user or users to select and prioritize a set of criteria are disclosed. Various example embodiments can be configured to enable users to express the relative importance of their preferences with respect to a set of options and that is employed by a process to identify options and generate combinations of options, to filter and rank the set of options or combinations of options with respect to the set of criteria, and to present the options or combinations of options that best fit the expressed criteria to the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew SHAPIRO, John TANTUM
  • Publication number: 20180359608
    Abstract: Systems and methods including computing patterns of visitation to predefined regions by converting coordinates of mobile devices to cell identifiers and searching a database to find matches between cell identifiers representing regions and the cell identifiers of the device locations. Devices having similar visitation patterns are divided into two groups, based on status data of whether or not information about a region has been transmitted to respective users. The visitation patterns after the transmission are compared by a system between the two groups to measure a difference. Identifiers of devices, users, or households are initially provided to the system without the status data to obtain attributes associated individually with the identifiers. In return, the system is provided with the status data associated with the attributes individually for the devices, users, or households but without sufficient information to map the status data individually to the identifiers of the devices, users, or households.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Toshio Ching, Veronica Milenkiy, Paolo D'Alberto, Keith Kilpatrick, Andrew Shapiro, Mark Christopher Dixon, Todd A. Rose
  • Publication number: 20180345651
    Abstract: Printed textiles and related manufacturing methods are provided. Textile materials can include laced mesh fabrics made of rigid components. The laced mesh structures are designed for space applications, including but not limited to adaptive and foldable reflectors, capturing systems, debris and micrometeorite shielding, shading systems, sample capturing, and various other applications. The laced mesh structures are used in the generation of tailored, unique radio-frequency antennas and receivers that allow for active tuning/receiving capabilities. The tailored structure can also include multi-material systems mixing dielectric and conductive layers for enhanced, tunable transmission. Laced mesh structures can also be used for enhanced thermal control of components, with the ability to tailor thermal conductivity and emissivity, to create thermal engineered components via the generation of localized or global thermal response (e.g. zone thermal control).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Raul Polit Casillas, Andrew A. Shapiro, John Paul Castelo Borgonia, Bryan William McEnerney
  • Patent number: 9967714
    Abstract: Systems and methods including computing patterns of visitation to predefined regions by converting coordinates of mobile devices to cell identifiers and searching a database to find matches between cell identifiers representing regions and the cell identifiers of the device locations. Devices having similar visitation patterns are divided into two groups, based on status data of whether or not information about a region has been transmitted to respective users. The visitation patterns after the transmission are compared by a system between the two groups to measure a difference. Identifiers of devices, users, or households are initially provided to the system without the status data to obtain attributes associated individually with the identifiers. In return, the system is provided with the status data associated with the attributes individually for the devices, users, or households but without sufficient information to map the status data individually to the identifiers of the devices, users, or households.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: NINTHDECIMAL, INC
    Inventors: Kevin Toshio Ching, Veronica Milenkiy, Paolo D'Alberto, Keith Kilpatrick, Andrew Shapiro, Mark Christopher Dixon, Todd A. Rose
  • Publication number: 20170347242
    Abstract: Systems and methods including computing patterns of visitation to predefined regions by converting coordinates of mobile devices to cell identifiers and searching a database to find matches between cell identifiers representing regions and the cell identifiers of the device locations. Devices having similar visitation patterns are divided into two groups, based on status data of whether or not information about a region has been transmitted to respective users. The visitation patterns after the transmission are compared by a system between the two groups to measure a difference. Identifiers of devices, users, or households are initially provided to the system without the status data to obtain attributes associated individually with the identifiers. In return, the system is provided with the status data associated with the attributes individually for the devices, users, or households but without sufficient information to map the status data individually to the identifiers of the devices, users, or households.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Toshio Ching, Veronica Milenkiy, Paolo D'Alberto, Keith Kilpatrick, Andrew Shapiro, Mark Christopher Dixon, Todd A. Rose
  • Patent number: 9668104
    Abstract: Systems and methods including computing patterns of visitation to predefined regions by converting coordinates of mobile devices to cell identifiers and searching a database to find matches between cell identifiers representing regions and the cell identifiers of the device locations. Devices having similar visitation patterns are divided into two groups, based on status data of whether or not information about a region has been transmitted to respective users. The visitation patterns after the transmission are compared by a system between the two groups to measure a difference. Identifiers of devices, users, or households are initially provided to the system without the status data to obtain attributes associated individually with the identifiers. In return, the system is provided with the status data associated with the attributes individually for the devices, users, or households but without sufficient information to map the status data individually to the identifiers of the devices, users, or households.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: NinthDecimal, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Toshio Ching, Veronica Milenkiy, Paolo D'Alberto, Keith Kilpatrick, Andrew Shapiro, Mark Christopher Dixon, Todd A. Rose
  • Patent number: 9650914
    Abstract: A turbine blade for a gas turbine engine comprises an airfoil having a pressure side, a suction side, a span direction and a chord-wise direction. The airfoil has an airfoil span on a pressure line being a projection of the stacking line onto the pressure side. The airfoil has a plurality of chords extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge of the airfoil. A generally round dimple is disposed on the pressure side. The dimple is contained in an area extending on the stacking line between 0% and 23% of the airfoil span from the inner end, and in the chord-wise direction between 0% of a first chord and 82% of a second chord from the leading edge. The dimple is configured to initiate fracture of the blade at a predetermined speed of rotation. A method of preventing rupture of a disk of a turbine rotor is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Daniel J Lecuyer, Andrew Shapiro
  • Patent number: 9512894
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for vibration suppression using a granular particle chain. The granular particle chain is statically compressed and the end particles of the chain are attached to a payload and vibration source. The properties of the granular particles along with the amount of static compression are chosen to provide desired filtering of vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Nicholas Boechler, Robert Peter Dillon, Chiara Daraio, Gregory L. Davis, Andrew A. Shapiro, John Paul C. Borgonia, Daniel Louis Kahn
  • Patent number: 9507061
    Abstract: A mirror or mirror assembly fabricated by molding, pressing, assembling, or depositing one or more bulk metal glass (BMG), bulk metal glass composite (BMGMC), or amorphous metal (AM) parts and where the optical surface and backing of the mirror can be fabricated without machining or polishing by utilizing the unique molding capabilities of this class of materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Douglas C. Hofmann, Gregory L. Davis, Gregory S. Agnes, Andrew A. Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20160122886
    Abstract: An electrode composition for removing nitrogen oxide, includes: a catalytic material and an adsorption material, wherein the adsorption material is a perovskite material of formula AaBbO3-?, wherein 0.9<a?1.2; 0.9<b?1.2; ?0.5<?<0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Shizhong WANG, Qunjian HUANG, Xiao ZHANG, Qijia FU, Hai YANG, Andrew SHAPIRO, Hua ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20150247419
    Abstract: A turbine blade for a gas turbine engine comprises an airfoil having a pressure side, a suction side, a span direction and a chord-wise direction. The airfoil has an airfoil span on a pressure line being a projection of the stacking line onto the pressure side. The airfoil has a plurality of chords extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge of the airfoil. A generally round dimple is disposed on the pressure side. The dimple is contained in an area extending on the stacking line between 0% and 23% of the airfoil span from the inner end, and in the chord-wise direction between 0% of a first chord and 82% of a second chord from the leading edge. The dimple is configured to initiate fracture of the blade at a predetermined speed of rotation. A method of preventing rupture of a disk of a turbine rotor is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: DANIEL J. LECUYER, ANDREW SHAPIRO
  • Patent number: 9002887
    Abstract: An external traffic advertisement system is provided that generates advertisement sets based on analysis of visits to a web site that were referred by an external source. The advertisement system aggregates the referral information for each referral type. A referral type may be defined by one or more of keyword text derived from the query text of the referrals, landing page type, external source, product identifier, and so on. The advertisement system may, for each referral type, aggregate the total revenue from the visits of that referral type and may generate a count of the number of converting visits for that referral type. The advertisement system then identifies those referral types whose aggregated information satisfies an advertisement criterion and generates an advertisement set for each identified referral type with a keyword derived from keyword text and with a link based on the landing page type of the referral type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Alfred Herrmann, Stephan G. Betz, Joel Andrew Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20140097562
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for vibration suppression using a granular particle chain. The granular particle chain is statically compressed and the end particles of the chain are attached to a payload and vibration source. The properties of the granular particles along with the amount of static compression are chosen to provide desired filtering of vibrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas BOECHLER, Robert Peter DILLON, Chiara DARAIO, Gregory L. DAVIS, Andrew A. SHAPIRO, John Paul C. BORGONIA, Daniel Louis KAHN
  • Patent number: 8647767
    Abstract: An energy storage device includes a housing having an interior surface defining a volume and a plurality of solid electrolyte elements disposed in the volume. Each solid electrolyte element has a first surface that defines at least a portion of a first, cathodic chamber, and a second surface that defines a second, anodic chamber. A plurality of individual anode chambers are thus provided, a majority of which are in ionic communication with the cathode chamber through a majority of the solid electrolyte elements and which are also provided with a sodium level control mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Reza Sarrafi-Nour, Andrew Shapiro, Chandra Sekher Yerramalli, Badri Narayan Ramamurthi
  • Patent number: D677086
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Teuta Elshani, Kelly D. Arehart, Richard H. Marriott, Todd James Huthmaker, Anthony Michael Charles, Andrew Shapiro, Tadeo Toulis
  • Patent number: D677087
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Teuta Elshani, Kelly D. Arehart, Richard H. Marriott, Todd James Huthmaker, Anthony Michael Charles, Andrew Shapiro, Tadeo Toulis
  • Patent number: D677088
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Teuta Elshani, Kelly D. Arehart, Richard H. Marriott, Todd James Huthmaker, Anthony Michael Charles, Andrew Shapiro, Tadeo Toulis