Patents by Inventor Austin Russell

Austin Russell 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: 10174745
    Abstract: One embodiment of an electro-mechanical actuator, comprised of a braid (1) of insulated wires of shape memory material, trained to a contracted length, connected at the ends to primary fixture (2) and secondary fixture (3). These fixtures guide the electrical path through the braid from the electrical power source (4), in a winding path through the braid (5-10), and to electrical ground (11). Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Austin Russell Gurley
  • Publication number: 20180266400
    Abstract: One embodiment of an electro-mechanical actuator, comprised of a braid (1) of insulated wires of shape memory material, trained to a contracted length, connected at the ends to primary fixture (2) and secondary fixture (3). These fixtures guide the electrical path through the braid from the electrical power source (4), in a winding path through the braid (5-10), and to electrical ground (11). Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Austin Russell Gurley
  • Publication number: 20180220600
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for recycling and reusing water from sprinkler systems to water or irrigate a yard or an area of land. The system includes a water reclamation tank that stores water captured from beneath the area of land. When it is time to water the area of land, the sprinkler system draws water from the water reclamation tank. A portion of this water is then recaptured and supplied back to the water reclamation tank for further storage until the next time the sprinkler system is activated. This cyclical process occurs repeatedly and enables a significant reduction in the amount of freshly supplied water used to maintain the area of land.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventor: Austin Russell
  • Patent number: 9832939
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for recycling and reusing water from sprinkler systems to water or irrigate a yard or an area of land. The system includes a water reclamation tank that stores water captured from beneath the area of land. When it is time to water the area of land, the sprinkler system draws water from the water reclamation tank. A portion of this water is then recaptured and supplied back to the water reclamation tank for further storage until the next time the sprinkler system is activated. This cyclical process occurs repeatedly and enables a significant reduction in the amount of freshly supplied water used to maintain the area of land.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Austin Russell
  • Publication number: 20160301260
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein include a device that can scan the surrounding environment and construct a 3D image, map, or representation of the surrounding environment using, for example, invisible light projected into the environment. In some implementations, the device can also project into the surrounding environment one or more visible radiation pattern patterns (e.g., a virtual object, text, graphics, images, symbols, color patterns, etc.) that are based at least in part on the 3D map of the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Austin Russell
  • Publication number: 20150145955
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein include a device that can scan the surrounding environment and construct a 3D image, map, or representation of the surrounding environment using, for example, invisible light projected into the environment. In some implementations, the device can also project into the surrounding environment one or more visible radiation pattern patterns (e.g., a virtual object, text, graphics, images, symbols, color patterns, etc.) that are based at least in part on the 3D map of the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Austin Russell
  • Patent number: 8760499
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein include a device that can scan the surrounding environment and construct a 3D image, map, or representation of the surrounding environment using, for example, invisible light projected into the environment. In some implementations, the device can also project into the surrounding environment one or more visible radiation pattern patterns (e.g., a virtual object, text, graphics, images, symbols, color patterns, etc.) that are based at least in part on the 3D map of the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Austin Russell
  • Patent number: 8570372
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein include a device that can scan the surrounding environment and construct a 3D image, map, or representation of the surrounding environment using, for example, invisible light projected into the environment. In some implementations, the device can also project into the surrounding environment one or more visible radiation pattern patterns (e.g., a virtual object, text, graphics, images, symbols, color patterns, etc.) that are based at least in part on the 3D map of the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Austin Russell
  • Publication number: 20130215235
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein include a device that can scan the surrounding environment and construct a 3D image, map, or representation of the surrounding environment using, for example, invisible light projected into the environment. In some implementations, the device can also project into the surrounding environment one or more visible radiation pattern patterns (e.g., a virtual object, text, graphics, images, symbols, color patterns, etc.) that are based at least in part on the 3D map of the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Austin Russell
  • Publication number: 20120274745
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein include a device that can scan the surrounding environment and construct a 3D image, map, or representation of the surrounding environment using, for example, invisible light projected into the environment. In some implementations, the device can also project into the surrounding environment one or more visible radiation pattern patterns (e.g., a virtual object, text, graphics, images, symbols, color patterns, etc.) that are based at least in part on the 3D map of the surrounding environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Austin Russell
  • Publication number: 20110174706
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for recycling and reusing water from sprinkler systems to water or irrigate a yard or an area of land. The system includes a water reclamation tank that stores water captured from beneath the area of land. When it is time to water the area of land, the sprinkler system draws water from the water reclamation tank. A portion of this water is then recaptured and supplied back to the water reclamation tank for further storage until the next time the sprinkler system is activated. This cyclical process occurs repeatedly and enables a significant reduction in the amount of freshly supplied water used to maintain the area of land.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Austin Russell