Patents by Inventor Benjamin Jeremy Taylor

Benjamin Jeremy Taylor 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: 11507859
    Abstract: In an example, a computer-implemented method to structure an analytical workflow that improves reasoning based on a problem context and demonstrated abilities of each individual user may include displaying a reasoning problem to an analyst. The method may include receiving input from the analyst to identify a reasoning problem type of the reasoning problem. providing a recommended analytic approach for the reasoning problem type to the analyst. The method may include assisting the analyst in analyzing and evaluating one or more information sources relevant to the reasoning problem. The method may include guiding the analyst through a structured technique (ST) to support reasoning of the analyst in formulation of a solution to the reasoning problem. The method may include generating a report that includes the analyst's solution to the reasoning problem based on input from the analyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, Syracuse University, The Arizona Board of Regent on Behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Brian McKernan, Patricia Rossini, Carsten Oesterlund, Lael Jeremy Schooler, James Eric Folkestad, Benjamin Clegg, Rosa Mikeal Martey, Kate Marian Kenski, Roc Aron Myers, Sarah M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10775451
    Abstract: A superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) for mobile magnetic sensing applications comprising: at least two Josephson junction electrically connected to a superconducting loop; and a resistive element connected in series with one of the Josephson junctions in the superconducting loop. The resistive element is disposed in the same superconducting loop as the at least two Josephson junctions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Anna Leese de Escobar, Robert Lewis Fagaly, Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Benjamin Jeremy Taylor, Marcio Calixto de Andrade
  • Patent number: 10761152
    Abstract: A superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) for mobile applications comprising: a superconducting flux transformer having a pickup coil and an input coil, wherein the input coil is inductively coupled to a Josephson junction; a resistive element connected in series between the pickup coil and the input coil so as to function as a high pass filter such that direct current (DC) bias current is prevented from flowing through the input coil; and a flux bias circuit electrically connected in parallel to the superconducting flux transformer between the pickup coil and the input coil so as to reduce motion-induced noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Anna Leese de Escobar, Robert Lewis Fagaly, Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Benjamin Jeremy Taylor, Marcio Calixto de Andrade
  • Publication number: 20200081075
    Abstract: A superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) for mobile magnetic sensing applications comprising: at least two Josephson junction electrically connected to a superconducting loop; and a resistive element connected in series with one of the Josephson junctions in the superconducting loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Anna Leese de Escobar, Robert Lewis Fagaly, Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Benjamin Jeremy Taylor, Marcio Calixto de Andrade
  • Publication number: 20200081076
    Abstract: A superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) for mobile applications comprising: a superconducting flux transformer having a pickup coil and an input coil, wherein the input coil is inductively coupled to a Josephson junction; a resistive element connected in series between the pickup coil and the input coil so as to function as a high pass filter such that direct current (DC) bias current is prevented from flowing through the input coil; and a flux bias circuit electrically connected in parallel to the superconducting flux transformer between the pickup coil and the input coil so as to reduce motion-induced noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Anna Leese de Escobar, Robert Lewis Fagaly, Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Benjamin Jeremy Taylor, Marcio Calixto de Andrade
  • Patent number: 10514429
    Abstract: An intrinsic superconducting gradiometer comprising: a first array having at least two superconducting devices, wherein the first array has upper and lower terminals located on opposite sides of the first array, wherein the upper terminal is configured to receive a bias signal; and a second array that is identical to, oriented the same as, and located in close proximity to the first array, wherein the second array's upper terminal is grounded and its lower terminal is electrically connected to the first array's lower terminal such that a measured voltage difference between the first array's upper terminal and the second array's upper terminal represents a net current generated by a gradient magnetic field where near-field measurements are cancelled, and wherein the intrinsic superconducting gradiometer is designed to provide the measured voltage difference that is directly proportional to the magnetic field gradient without being connected to any external coils or flux transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Robert Lewis Fagaly, Anna Leese de Escobar, Marcio de Andrade, Benjamin Jeremy Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190339339
    Abstract: An intrinsic superconducting gradiometer comprising: a first array having at least two superconducting devices, wherein the first array has upper and lower terminals located on opposite sides of the first array, wherein the upper terminal is configured to receive a bias signal; and a second array that is identical to, oriented the same as, and located in close proximity to the first array, wherein the second array's upper terminal is grounded and its lower terminal is electrically connected to the first array's lower terminal such that a measured voltage difference between the first array's upper terminal and the second array's upper terminal represents a net current generated by a gradient magnetic field where near-field measurements are cancelled, and wherein the intrinsic superconducting gradiometer is designed to provide the measured voltage difference that is directly proportional to the magnetic field gradient without being connected to any external coils or flux transducers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Robert Lewis Fagaly, Anna Leese de Escobar, Marcio de Andrade, Benjamin Jeremy Taylor
  • Patent number: 10234514
    Abstract: An antenna includes a plurality of superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) arrays on a chip, and a printed circuit board (PCB) formed with a cutout for receiving the chip. The PCB is formed with a set of coplanar transmission lines, and the chip is inserted into the cutout so that each said transmission line connects to a respective SQUID array. A cryogenic system can cool the chip to a temperature that causes a transition to superconductivity for the SQUID arrays. A thermal radome can be placed around the chip, the PCB and the cryogenic system to maintain the temperature. A DC bias can be applied to the SQUID arrays to facilitate RF detection. The SQUID array, chip and CPW transmission lines can cooperate to allow for both detection of said RF energy and conversion of said RF energy to a signal without requiring the use of a conductive antenna dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Anna M. Leese de Escobar, Marcio Calixto de Andrade, Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Robert Lewis Fagaly, Benjamin Jeremy Taylor
  • Publication number: 20170146618
    Abstract: An antenna includes a plurality of superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) arrays on a chip, and a printed circuit board (PCB) formed with a cutout for receiving the chip. The PCB is formed with a set of coplanar transmission lines, and the chip is inserted into the cutout so that each said transmission line connects to a respective SQUID array. A cryogenic system can cool the chip to a temperature that causes a transition to superconductivity for the SQUID arrays. A thermal radome can be placed around the chip, the PCB and the cryogenic system to maintain the temperature. A DC bias can be applied to the SQUID arrays to facilitate RF detection. The SQUID array, chip and CPW transmission lines can cooperate to allow for both detection of said RF energy and conversion of said RF energy to a signal without requiring the use of a conductive antenna dish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Anna M. Leese de Escobar, Marcio Calixto de Andrade, Susan Anne Elizabeth Berggren, Robert Lewis Fagaly, Benjamin Jeremy Taylor