Patents by Inventor Brent Ross

Brent Ross 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: 20220005554
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for digitizing a framework for clinical development. In one example, A computing device comprising a memory configured to store a regulatory database, and one or more processors may be configured to perform the techniques. The one or more processors may retrieve, from the regulatory database, a template based on a governance process, receive, via a user interface, input from a user, parameterize the template based on the governance process with the user input to create a parameterized template, and store the parameterized template in a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Frederik Malfait, Brent Carlson, Tim Graser, Mark Watson, Robert Ross, Maurice Williams, LeFether Jackson, Tuan Dinh
  • Publication number: 20210316873
    Abstract: An aircraft including a nacelle configured as a housing for an engine and disposed at a fixed location relative a wing member; a proprotor housing coupled to the nacelle, the proprotor housing configured to selectively rotate between a horizontal orientation and a non-horizontal orientation; a door hingedly coupled to the proprotor housing by a first hinge joint and hingedly coupled to the nacelle by a second hinge joint. An aspect includes an aircraft with a proprotor coupled to a wing member, the proprotor comprising a forward portion and an aft portion; wherein the forward portion is configured to selectively pivot between a horizontal orientation and a non-horizontal orientation about a conversion axis C; and wherein when the forward portion is in a non-horizontal orientation, the aft portion is in a horizonal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Ross, Michael Rinehart, Jeffrey Williams, Clegg Smith, Nick Pravanh
  • Publication number: 20130230406
    Abstract: Gas turbine engine turbine blade includes a silicon-modified aluminide coating on at least an under platform region formed from a slurry composition being substantially free of hexavalent chromium. The silicon-modified aluminide coating provides oxidation resistance comparable to PtAl coatings without adding a weight penalty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Melvin Howard Wilkins, Brent Ross Tholke, Lawrence Bernard Kool, Warren Davis Grossklaus, JR.
  • Patent number: 7847790
    Abstract: A film interactive touchpad for control of home systems. A touchscreen defined by a glass panel and polyester film defines active areas responsive to contact. Multiple, customizable and interchangeable templates correspond with multiple levels of functionality and define input and control buttons corresponding to active areas of the touchpad. A display such as an organic light emitting diode (OLED) provides interactive, color feedback. The touchscreen has a hinged connection to the touchpad and is pivotable to an open position to permit insertion and removal of the overlay templates, and is surrounded by a trim ring dam to prevent moisture intrusion. A light sensor is provided for detecting the ambient light level and adjusting the intensity of a backlight for faceplates of any color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Elan Home Systems
    Inventors: Wilbur Bewley, Landrum Haddix, Sallie Tabb, David Moore, Richard B. Gratz, Brent Ross, James Bensing, Matthew Shipman, Marshall White, David Frysinger
  • Patent number: 7811396
    Abstract: A method for repairing a nickel-base superalloy article, such as a gas turbine stationary flowpath shroud having flowpath cooling holes therein that has previously been in service, includes the steps of providing the nickel-base superalloy article that has previously been in service; and applying a restoration to a surface of the article. The restoration is applied by the steps of providing a restoration nickel-base alloy, wherein the restoration nickel-base alloy preferably has no more than about 15 weight percent chromium and no more than about 0.01 percent yttrium, thereafter applying a restoration coating of the restoration nickel-base alloy to the surface of the article by a hyper-velocity oxyfuel metal spray process or a low-pressure plasma spray process, and thereafter heating the article with the restoration coating applied to the surface thereof to a sufficiently high temperature to diffusion bond the restoration coating to the surface of the article. The article is then returned to service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Edwin Budinger, Brent Ross Tholke, Matthew Nicklus Miller, Warren Davis Grossklaus, Jr., Joshua Leigh Miller, Melvin Robert Jackson
  • Patent number: 7749569
    Abstract: Formation of a silicon-modified aluminide coating on the under platform region of a superalloy gas turbine engine blade for improved corrosion and oxidation resistance. The coating is formed from a slurry composition including colloidal silica and aluminum-based powder and is substantially free of hexavalent chromium. The coating provides aluminum and silicon content in the outer 25% of a coating thickness of at least about 20% by weight aluminum and about 3% by weight silicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Melvin Howard Wilkins, Lawrence Bernard Kool, Warren Davis Grossklaus, Jr., Brent Ross Tholke
  • Publication number: 20100136247
    Abstract: A method for repairing a nickel-base superalloy article, such as a gas turbine stationary flowpath shroud having flowpath cooling holes therein that has previously been in service, includes the steps of providing the nickel-base superalloy article that has previously been in service; and applying a restoration to a surface of the article. The restoration is applied by the steps of providing a restoration nickel-base alloy, wherein the restoration nickel-base alloy preferably has no more than about 15 weight percent chromium and no more than about 0.01 percent yttrium, thereafter applying a restoration coating of the restoration nickel-base alloy to the surface of the article by a hyper-velocity oxyfuel metal spray process or a low-pressure plasma spray process, and thereafter heating the article with the restoration coating applied to the surface thereof to a sufficiently high temperature to diffusion bond the restoration coating to the surface of the article. The article is then returned to service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: David Edwin Budinger, Brent Ross Tholke, Matthew Nicklus Miller, Warren Davis Grossklaus, Jr., Joshua Leigh Miller, Melvin Robert Jackson
  • Publication number: 20090169750
    Abstract: Formation of a silicon-modified aluminide coating on the under platform region of a superalloy gas turbine engine blade for improved corrosion and oxidation resistance. The coating is formed from a slurry composition including colloidal silica and aluminum-based powder and is substantially free of hexavalent chromium. The coating provides aluminum and silicon content in the outer 25% of a coating thickness of at least about 20% by weight aluminum and about 3% by weight silicon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Melvin Howard Wilkins, Lawrence Bernard Kool, Warren Davis Grossklaus, JR., Brent Ross Tholke
  • Publication number: 20080055265
    Abstract: A film interactive touchpad for control of home systems. A touchscreen defined by a glass panel and polyester film defines active areas responsive to contact. Multiple, customizable and interchangeable templates correspond with multiple levels of functionality and define input and control buttons corresponding to active areas of the touchpad. A display such as an organic light emitting diode (OLED) provides interactive, color feedback. The touchscreen has a hinged connection to the touchpad and is pivotable to an open position to permit insertion and removal of the overlay templates, and is surrounded by a trim ring dam to prevent moisture intrusion. A light sensor is provided for detecting the ambient light level and adjusting the intensity of a backlight for faceplates of any color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: ELAN HOME SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Wilbur Bewley, Landrum Haddix, Sallie Tabb, David Moore, Richard Gratz, Brent Ross, James Bensing, Matthew Shipman, Marshall White, David Frysinger
  • Patent number: 6982123
    Abstract: A nickel-base superalloy article, such as a gas turbine stationary flowpath shroud that has previously been in service, is repaired by applying a restoration coating to a surface of the article. The restoration coating is applied by providing a precursor mixture, wherein the precursor mixture has no more than about 15 weight percent chromium and no more than about 0.01 percent yttrium, and wherein the precursor mixture includes a higher-melting-point alloy component and a lower-melting-point alloy component. The precursor mixture is applied to the surface of the article, in a form such as a preform of the alloy components. The article with the precursor mixture applied to the surface thereof is heated to a sufficiently high temperature to melt the lower-melting-point alloy component, thereby forming the restoration coating on the surface of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Edwin Budinger, Brent Ross Tholke, Matthew Nicklus Miller, Warren Davis Grossklaus, Jr., Joshua Leigh Miller, Melvin Robert Jackson
  • Patent number: 6610416
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method to reduce the strength of the honeycomb of a jet turbine stator, increasing its machinability, with a resultant reduction in measured peak tooth temperature, while maintaining or even improving its high temperature capability, so as not to limit its operating environment. The air seal functionality is unaffected, and even improved in some instances. The machinability of the honeycomb is increased by using a light element diffused into the honeycomb ribbon to produce the effect of reducing its strength and ductility while maintaining the environmental resistance needed. The present invention also includes the stator honeycomb produced by the foregoing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Tracy Wallace, Brent Ross Tholke
  • Publication number: 20020158417
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method to reduce the strength of the honeycomb of a jet turbine stator, increasing its machinability, with a resultant reduction in measured peak tooth temperature, while maintaining or even improving its high temperature capability, so as not to limit its operating environment. The air seal functionality is unaffected, and even improved in some instances. The machinability of the honeycomb is increased by using a light element diffused into the honeycomb ribbon to produce the effect of reducing its strength and ductility while maintaining the environmental resistance needed. The present invention also includes the stator honeycomb produced by the foregoing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas Tracy Wallace, Brent Ross Tholke
  • Publication number: 20020065074
    Abstract: Data communication systems, methods, and devices for transmitting multimedia data content to wireless devices and, more particularly, methods, systems, and devices to deliver, store, and playback multimedia content on a handheld wireless device. The data communication system includes a content server and proxy server that store and mark multimedia data content as single-use or multi-use data. The marked data is transmitted to a wireless held device where the data is stored and provided with an indicator based on whether it is single-use or multiuse data, and then is routed to a media player for play back. After playback, the data is either deleted or stored, depending on the indicator attached thereto. The data may also be marked as restricted data and stored on a restricted access area. A block retransmission program is also provided to restore data transmission from the proxy server in the event transmission is prematurely lost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Sorin Cohn, Marshall Brent Ross
  • Patent number: D808328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ivans, Brent Ross, Nathan Wu, Berlin Benfield, Kendall Goodman
  • Patent number: D824320
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ivans, Brent Ross, Nathan Wu, Berlin Benfield, Kendall Goodman
  • Patent number: D824321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ivans, Brent Ross, Nathan Wu, Berlin Benfield, Kendall Goodman
  • Patent number: D857607
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ivans, Brent Ross, Nathan Wu, Berlin Benfield, Kendall Goodman
  • Patent number: D870639
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ivans, Brent Ross, Nathan Wu, Berlin Benfield, Kendall Goodman
  • Patent number: D940541
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: BDG Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: David Stubben, Brent Iseman, Larry DeVore, Randall Ross