Patents by Inventor Brian Bates

Brian Bates 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: 11030575
    Abstract: The present invention describes a system for monitoring items coupled with support utilities. The system is configured to detect motions caused by customer actions and optimize the camera system and computing resources of a remote server. The system also is configured to sense items that are removed, added or misplaced automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Steve Gu, Stuart Kyle Neubarth, Ying Zheng, Brian Bates
  • Publication number: 20210101208
    Abstract: A method of forming a spinel coating on a substrate is disclosed including the steps of coating at least a portion of the substrate with a precursor including an alloy powder, and sintering the precursor at a temperature of less than 1000 degrees Celsius to form the spinel coating. The alloy powder used for the precursor can include particles having a particle size of less than 10 micrometers. The method can be utilized to form spinel coatings as contact surfaces between electrodes and interconnects of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Jiahong Zhu, Yutian Yu, Brian Bates
  • Publication number: 20210017664
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for applying a coating to a desired object including a rotatable container having at least one container wall. An electrolyte can be retained within the container, the at least one container wall made of a material that does not allow the electrolyte to pass through the at least one container wall of the container. An anode can be positioned within the container. The apparatus can include a mount for securing the desired object such that a surface of the desired object is exposed to the electrolyte. A controller can be in electrical communication with the anode and the mount, wherein when power is supplied from the controller to the anode and the mount, particles in the electrolyte are deposited on the desired object forming a composite coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Tennessee Technological University
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Brian Bates, Jason Witman
  • Publication number: 20210019693
    Abstract: The present invention describes a system for monitoring items coupled with support utilities. The system is configured to detect motions caused by customer actions and optimize the camera system and computing resources of a remote server. The system also is configured to sense items that are removed, added or misplaced automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: AiFi
    Inventors: Steve Gu, Stuart Kyle Neubarth, Ying Zheng, Brian Bates
  • Patent number: 10827116
    Abstract: The present invention describes a system for calibrating a plurality of cameras in an area. The system functions by using moving objects to calibrate, in particular using people. In addition, the system implements automatic re-calibration in a specific way to reduce human intervention, cost and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Juan Ramon Terven, Brian Bates, Steve Gu, Kaushal Patel
  • Publication number: 20200238148
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable double end bag system includes a double end bag connected to a tether. The tether may be a continuous cord o two connected cords, and may be flexible or substantially fixed length. The double end bag includes an adjuster mechanism for selectively positioning the bag. A support, such as may be connected to a door or other upright fixture or as may be free-standing via a base, connects to and suspends the tether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: XFIT, LLC
    Inventors: Terry G. Jones, Brian Bates
  • Publication number: 20200184442
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for tracking a product item in an automated-checkout store. One of the methods includes receiving, from a plurality of sensors, data collected by the sensors, identifying an account associated with a person who enters the store, receiving data on movement of the product item collected by one or more of the sensors, determining an interaction between the person and the product item based on the data collected by one or more of the sensors, storing information associating the product item with the person; and deducting a payment amount from the identified account, wherein the payment amount is based on a price of the product item associated with the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Steve GU, Joao FALCAO, Ying ZHENG, Shuang LIU, Brian BATES, Juan SALINAS, Carlos RUIZ, Tyler CRAIN, Alberto SADDE
  • Patent number: 10347009
    Abstract: The present invention describes a system for calibrating a plurality of cameras in an area. The system method and device functions by using moving objects to calibrate, in particular using people. In addition, the system implements automatic re-calibration in a specific way to reduce human intervention, cost and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Juan Ramon Terven, Brian Bates, Steve Gu, Kaushal Patel
  • Patent number: 9864991
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for secure transaction management are provided. An example method may include verifying that a mobile terminal identifier is registered with an account, generating an authorization code, and verifying that the received authorization code matches the authorization code stored in association with the account, and the received customer verification number matches the customer verification number associated with the account. The example method may also include providing for transmission of a verification reply to authorize the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MURPHY OIL USA, INC.
    Inventors: Garland B. Beasley, Charles Jarrett, Alan Anderson, Jay Jacobson, Raymond Dalton, Brian Bates
  • Publication number: 20170087435
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable double end bag system includes a double end bag connected to a tether. The tether may be a continuous cord o two connected cords, and may be flexible or substantially fixed length. The double end bag includes an adjuster mechanism for selectively positioning the bag. A support, such as may be connected to a door or other upright fixture or as may be free-standing via a base, connects to and suspends the tether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Nexersys Corporation
    Inventors: Terry G. Jones, Brian Bates
  • Patent number: 9414843
    Abstract: Described are devices, methods and systems useful for achieving occlusion of vascular vessels. Percutaneous procedures are used to occlude and obliterate the greater saphenous vein, for example in the treatment of varicose vein condition caused by venous reflux. Certain embodiments encompass the deployment of one or more vascular occlusion devices via a through-and-through percutaneous procedure that leaves the vascular occlusion device or devices in a through-and-through condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, Cook Biotech Incorporated, Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Dusan Pavcnik, John A. Kaufman, Thomas Osborne, Brian Bates, Umesh Patel, Likang Chin, Chad S. McAlexander, Bhavin Shah
  • Patent number: 9084924
    Abstract: A boxing or martial arts training and exercise device may include punching pads locationally displaced on a frame. Respective pads may be positioned in support on the frame for punching and kicking. Each pad can communicatively connect to one or more impact sensor. Each impact sensor can communicatively connect to a control unit. The control unit may be communicatively connected to a display. The impact sensor detects strikes to the pad. The impact sensor includes an accelerometer and a signal processor. The control unit includes an aggregator for receiving and logging strike metrics. The control unit directs sequences in the display according to a routine, and delivers indicators of strike metrics. The control unit includes a user interface for selection among sequences, as well as for selection of various menu items. A video of a human instructor or an animated avatar is viewable in a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventors: Terry G. Jones, Redza Shah, Jeffrey Eversmann, Nathan Sewell, Brian Bates, Joshua Eversmann
  • Patent number: 8871093
    Abstract: A filter system for filtering a liquid containing particles including a single media retainer plate having a top and bottom surface, and defining at least one hopper-shaped compartment having a sloped wall defining a slot spanning the top and bottom surfaces is disclosed. The plate also includes at least one baffle extending from the bottom surface and filter media disposed on the top surface. During a filtering operation of the filter system, the filter media captures the particles, such as dirt, from the liquid as the liquid passes through the filter media to an underdrain system. During a backwash operation of the filter system, the baffle is adapted to direct a backwash fluid in a vertical direction through the slot so that the backwash fluid actuates the filter media to scour the top surface of the plate and prevent the build-up of biological scaling on the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Xylem Water Solutions Zelienople LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Ball, Brian Bates
  • Patent number: 8562509
    Abstract: A ventricular assist device includes an intravascular blood pump and a collapsible frame. The collapsible frame receives the blood pump therein and is movable between a collapsed state and an expanded state. The collapsible frame engages an interior wall of a body cavity when in the expanded state and is retrievable from the body cavity in the collapsed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Brian Bates
  • Publication number: 20130180906
    Abstract: A filter system for filtering a liquid containing particles including a single media retainer plate having a top and bottom surface, and defining at least one hopper-shaped compartment having a sloped wall defining a slot spanning the top and bottom surfaces is disclosed. The plate also includes at least one baffle extending from the bottom surface and filter media disposed on the top surface. During a filtering operation of the filter system, the filter media captures the particles, such as dirt, from the liquid as the liquid passes through the filter media to an underdrain system. During a backwash operation of the filter system, the baffle is adapted to direct a backwash fluid in a vertical direction through the slot so that the backwash fluid actuates the filter media to scour the top surface of the plate and prevent the build-up of biological scaling on the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Xylem Water Solutions Zelienople LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Ball, Brian Bates
  • Publication number: 20130065731
    Abstract: A boxing or martial arts training and exercise device may include punching pads locationally displaced on a frame. Respective pads may be positioned in support on the frame for punching and kicking Each pad can communicatively connect to one or more impact sensor. Each impact sensor can communicatively connect to a control unit. The control unit may be communicatively connected to a display. The impact sensor detects strikes to the pad. The impact sensor includes an accelerometer and a signal processor. The control unit includes an aggregator for receiving and logging strike metrics. The control unit directs sequences in the display according to a routine, and delivers indicators of strike metrics. The control unit includes a user interface for selection among sequences, as well as for selection of various menu items. A video of a human instructor or an animated avatar is viewable in a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: NEXERSYS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Terry G. Jones, Redza Shah, Jeffrey Eversmann, Nathan Sewell, Brian Bates, Joshua Eversmann
  • Patent number: 8337366
    Abstract: A boxing or martial arts training and exercise device may include punching pads locationally displaced on a frame. Respective pads may be positioned in support on the frame for punching and kicking. Each pad can communicatively connect to one or more impact sensor. Each impact sensor can communicatively connect to a control unit. The control unit may be communicatively connected to a display. The impact sensor detects strikes to the pad. The impact sensor includes an accelerometer and a signal processor. The control unit includes an aggregator for receiving and logging strike metrics. The control unit directs sequences in the display according to a routine, and delivers indicators of strike metrics. The control unit includes a user interface for selection among sequences, as well as for selection of various menu items. A video of a human instructor or an animated avatar is viewable in a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventors: Terry G. Jones, Redza Shah, Jeffrey Eversmann, Nathan Sewell, Brian Bates, Joshua Eversmann
  • Publication number: 20120172654
    Abstract: A ventricular assist device includes an intravascular blood pump and a collapsible frame. The collapsible frame receives the blood pump therein and is movable between a collapsed state and an expanded state. The collapsible frame engages an interior wall of a body cavity when in the expanded state and is retrievable from the body cavity in the collapsed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Cook Incorporated
    Inventor: Brian Bates
  • Publication number: 20120108394
    Abstract: A boxing or martial arts training and exercise device may include punching pads locationally displaced on a frame. Respective pads may be positioned in support on the frame for punching and kicking Each pad can communicatively connect to one or more impact sensor. Each impact sensor can communicatively connect to a control unit. The control unit may be communicatively connected to a display. The impact sensor detects strikes to the pad. The impact sensor includes an accelerometer and a signal processor. The control unit includes an aggregator for receiving and logging strike metrics. The control unit directs sequences in the display according to a routine, and delivers indicators of strike metrics. The control unit includes a user interface for selection among sequences, as well as for selection of various menu items. A video of a human instructor or an animated avatar is viewable in a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Terry G. Jones, Redza Shah, Jeffrey Eversmann, Nathan Sewell, Brian Bates, Joshua Eversmann
  • Patent number: D687861
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Xylem Water Solutions Zelienople LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Ball, Brian Bates