Patents by Inventor Brian A. Fisher

Brian A. Fisher 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: 11896899
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, techniques for providing network applications. For instance, system(s) may install a network application on a first virtual server. The system(s) may then receive first data representing events that occurred during a first launching of the network application on the first virtual server. Using the events, the system(s) may generate second data for optimizing a second launching of the network application on a second virtual server and store the second data in one or more databases. As such, after installing the network application on the second virtual server, the system(s) may provide the second virtual server with the second data so that the second virtual server may use the second data to optimize the second launching of the network application. In some examples, using the second data reduces the amount of time that it takes for the second virtual server to launch the network application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunjan Shridhar Naik, Brian Fisher, Mickey Ottis Williams, Clifford Julius Berger, Skyler J. Brown, Peter Han, Greg Roberts
  • Publication number: 20230366542
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlled burning of experimental solid fuel test strands. The fuel test strand is advanced by a screw attached to a computer-controlled stepper motor. The stepper motor controls the fuel test strand position via a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control loop, adjusting velocity based on transmission of a diode laser beam located at the desired fuel surface position. This provides real-time monitoring of fuel strand position and fuel regression rate during combustion experiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Clayton Geipel, Brian Fisher
  • Publication number: 20230347452
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a laser beam measurement system that includes a beam measurement device, a positioning apparatus, and a control system. The beam measurement device can include an imager and a plurality of optical elements configured to form an optical path to the imager within the beam measurement device. The positioning apparatus is configured to adjust a position of the beam measurement device relative to a build plate of a laser powder bed fusion system. The control system is configured to determine an intended measurement position to observe a laser beam profile of the laser powder bed fusion system, determine a target position of a beam measurement device to align with the intended measurement position, and command an adjustment of one or more aspects of the beam measurement device to achieve alignment of the target with the intended measurement position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventor: Brian A. Fisher
  • Patent number: 11745228
    Abstract: A gas knife system for an additive manufacturing system can include one or more gas delivery members configured to move relative to a build area of the additive manufacturing system, and an inlet conduit configured to supply gas to the one or more gas delivery members while the one or more gas delivery members are moved relative to the build area. The system can also include one or more gas collection members configured to move relative to the build area of the additive manufacturing system, and an outlet conduit configured collect gas from the one or more gas collection members while the one or more gas collection members move relative to the build area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Brian A. Fisher, David W. Morganson
  • Patent number: 11471947
    Abstract: A cutting system for removing an excess material along a length of a channel constructed using an additive manufacturing process is disclosed. In various embodiments, the cutting system includes a cutter head; a cutter blade attached to the cutter head; a drive cable configured to rotate the cutter head; and a cutter base attached to the cutter head and having a cutter base outer surface configured to contact an internal surface within the channel to guide the cutter blade against the excess material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian A. Fisher, David W. Morganson
  • Patent number: 11376661
    Abstract: A cutting system for removing an excess material along a length of a channel constructed using an additive manufacturing process is disclosed. In various embodiments, the cutting system includes a cutting component having an abrasive surface configured to remove the excess material along a down-facing surface of the channel and a smooth surface configured for sliding contact with an up-facing surface of the channel; and a motive component configured to urge the cutting component through the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian A. Fisher, David W. Morganson
  • Publication number: 20220161131
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, techniques for controlling network applications. For instance, a remote system may send, over a network, data representing a state of an application to a display device, such as a television. The remote system may then receive, over the network, input data from a control device. The input data may represent one or more inputs received by the control device. Using the input data, the remote system may update the state of the application. The remote system may then send, to the display device, data representing the updated state of the application. In some instances, the remote system may further send, to the control device, audio data representing sound corresponding to the updated state of the application. The control device may synchronize outputting of the sound with the displaying the updated state of the application by the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Albert John Penello, Omar Sze Leung, Ravi Ichapurapu, Sameet Ramakrishnan, Marc Randall Whitten, Evan Fletcher Dougal, Michael Risley, Brian Fisher, Doyle Albert Martin
  • Patent number: 11241616
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, techniques for conserving power on an electronic device. For instance, at given time intervals, the electronic device may be sending input data to a network device and receiving audio data from the network device. The electronic device may then use one or more techniques to determine when to switch from operating in a first mode, where the electronic device sends and/or receives the data, to operating in a second mode, where the electronic device ceases sending and/or receiving the data. For example, the electronic device may make the determination based on an amount of data stored in a buffer, whether the electronic device receives data, using data received from the network device, and/or the like. Based on the determination, the electronic device may switch to the second mode in order to conserve power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Ichapurapu, Sameet Ramakrishnan, Evan Fletcher Dougal, Brian Fisher, Junwu Luo, Sean Hajizadeh
  • Patent number: 11161038
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, techniques for controlling network applications. For instance, a remote system may send, over a network, data representing a state of an application to a display device, such as a television. The remote system may then receive, over the network, input data from a control device. The input data may represent one or more inputs received by the control device. Using the input data, the remote system may update the state of the application. The remote system may then send, to the display device, data representing the updated state of the application. In some instances, the remote system may further send, to the control device, audio data representing sound corresponding to the updated state of the application. The control device may synchronize outputting of the sound with the displaying the updated state of the application by the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert John Penello, Omar Sze Leung, Ravi Ichapurapu, Sameet Ramakrishnan, Marc Randall Whitten, Evan Fletcher Dougal, Michael Risley, Brian Fisher, Doyle Albert Martin
  • Publication number: 20210101186
    Abstract: A gas knife system for an additive manufacturing system can include one or more gas delivery members configured to move relative to a build area of the additive manufacturing system, and an inlet conduit configured to supply gas to the one or more gas delivery members while the one or more gas delivery members are moved relative to the build area. The system can also include one or more gas collection members configured to move relative to the build area of the additive manufacturing system, and an outlet conduit configured collect gas from the one or more gas collection members while the one or more gas collection members move relative to the build area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Brian A. Fisher, David W. Morganson
  • Publication number: 20210016392
    Abstract: A waste product removal system for an additive manufacturing system can include a suction nozzle configured to connect to a suction source for providing suction to a build area of the additive manufacturing system. The waste product removal system can include a shield in operable communication with the nozzle and configured to extend downward near the nozzle to prevent reintroduction of the material ejection to a powder in the build area. The shield can be configured to guide material ejection from the build area to the suction nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Brian A. Fisher, Tommy Skiba
  • Publication number: 20200384539
    Abstract: A cutting system for removing an excess material along a length of a channel constructed using an additive manufacturing process is disclosed. In various embodiments, the cutting system includes a cutting component having an abrasive surface configured to remove the excess material along a down-facing surface of the channel and a smooth surface configured for sliding contact with an up-facing surface of the channel; and a motive component configured to urge the cutting component through the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian A. Fisher, David W. Morganson
  • Publication number: 20200384547
    Abstract: A cutting system for removing an excess material along a length of a channel constructed using an additive manufacturing process is disclosed. In various embodiments, the cutting system includes a cutter head; a cutter blade attached to the cutter head; a drive cable configured to rotate the cutter head; and a cutter base attached to the cutter head and having a cutter base outer surface configured to contact an internal surface within the channel to guide the cutter blade against the excess material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian A. Fisher, David W. Morganson
  • Publication number: 20200038749
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, techniques for controlling network applications. For instance, a remote system may send, over a network, data representing a state of an application to a display device, such as a television. The remote system may then receive, over the network, input data from a control device. The input data may represent one or more inputs received by the control device. Using the input data, the remote system may update the state of the application. The remote system may then send, to the display device, data representing the updated state of the application. In some instances, the remote system may further send, to the control device, audio data representing sound corresponding to the updated state of the application. The control device may synchronize outputting of the sound with the displaying the updated state of the application by the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Albert John Penello, Omar Sze Leung, Ravi Ichapurapu, Sameet Ramakrishnan, Marc Randall Whitten, Evan Fletcher Dougal, Michael Risley, Brian Fisher, Doyle Albert Martin
  • Patent number: 9970902
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a sensor system includes providing a surface acoustic wave (SAW) tag on a substrate including a detector bank of reflectors at one end to generate a detector SAW responsive to an interrogation signal, a reference bank of reflectors at an opposite end of the substrate to generate a reference SAW responsive to the interrogation signal, and a transducer between the detector and reference banks of reflectors for receiving the interrogation signal and transmitting the detector and reference SAW from the detector and the reference banks of reflectors in response. A hydrogen gas sensor is formed on the substrate in a propagation delay path (delay path) between the detector bank of reflectors and the transducer to modulate propagation parameters of the detector SAW in response to sensing hydrogen gas. The forming includes depositing a SnO2 film then depositing a Pd film onto the SnO2 film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Malocha, Brian Fisher
  • Publication number: 20170254780
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a sensor system includes providing a surface acoustic wave (SAW) tag on a substrate including a detector bank of reflectors at one end to generate a detector SAW responsive to an interrogation signal, a reference bank of reflectors at an opposite end of the substrate to generate a reference SAW responsive to the interrogation signal, and a transducer between the detector and reference banks of reflectors for receiving the interrogation signal and transmitting the detector and reference SAW from the detector and the reference banks of reflectors in response. A hydrogen gas sensor is formed on the substrate in a propagation delay path (delay path) between the detector bank of reflectors and the transducer to modulate propagation parameters of the detector SAW in response to sensing hydrogen gas. The forming includes depositing a SnO2 film then depositing a Pd film onto the SnO2 film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: DONALD MALOCHA, BRIAN FISHER
  • Patent number: 9383340
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for a coded SAW tag and hydrogen gas sensor with substrate, detector and identical reference bank of reflectors fabricated the substrate to generate a surface acoustic wave in response to a interrogation signal, a transducer between the detector and reflectors, and a tin dioxide (SnO2) and palladium (Pd) film sensitive to hydrogen gas at ambient temperature deposited in a propagation delay path between the reflectors and the transducer to modulate the detector surface acoustic wave propagation parameters in response to sensing a hydrogen gas. The SnO2 and Pd film is deposited on the delay path by depositing the film through a mask. The deposited film is annealed to gain room-temperature hydrogen sensitivity and reversibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Malocha, Brian Fisher
  • Patent number: 8267853
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for overlaying ultrasound imagery on a laparoscopic camera display. The system may include a laparoscope configured to capture a laparoscopic image of a surgical field and a laparoscopic ultrasound probe configured to capture an ultrasonic image of a structure in the surgical field. The system may further include a tracking system configured to detect a position and orientation of the laparoscope and a position and orientation of the laparoscopic ultrasound probe. The system may further include data associated with the laparoscope wherein the data indicates a distortion in the laparoscopic image. The system may further include a computer configured to receive the laparoscopic image, the ultrasonic image and the distortion data associated with the laparoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: James Brian Fisher, Steven P. Bowers, Kent R. Van Sickle, Warren Carl Couvillion, Jr., Robert D. Wright, Jeremy W. Cannon
  • Patent number: 8094090
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system which may allow a user to visualize and/or monitor motor activities during, e.g., rehabilitation exercises and/or athletic training. The system may include a camera that may be configured to capture images of a user performing a motor activity. The system may also include a computer configured to receive the captured images from the camera while the user is performing the motor activity. The computer may be further configured to provide static and dynamic augmentation of the captured images. The system may further include a display for the user. The display may be configured to receive the augmented captured images from the computer and to display the augmented captured images to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: James Brian Fisher, Fred Henry Previc
  • Patent number: 8016077
    Abstract: A clip for maintaining a first side rail of a first ladder adjacent to a second side rail of a second ladder which is in series with the first side rail. The clip includes a first portion connected to a support element and a second portion connected to the support element. The first portion, second portion and support element are one continuous piece. The first portion defines a hooking engagement with the first side rail and the second portion defines a receiving engagement with the second side rail. The first and second portion opening from opposite sides of the support element, respectively, which conform to the portion of the respective side rail that it receives for removably and frictionally holding the respective side rails in a self-gripping and form-fitting manner such that the side rails are maintained adjacent and in series to each other so that no damage is possible to the ladders by relative movement of the side rails under dynamic conditions brought about by motion during transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventors: Kyle G. Astor, Shannon Brightbill, Brian Fisher, Joseph Dangrow