Patents by Inventor Brian Carr

Brian Carr 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: 20230201700
    Abstract: A steering system for a snowboard includes two binding interface pods, one of which may be active and one of which may be passive. Rotation or tilting of a top plate of the active binding interface pod in response to rotation or tilting of the rider’s steering foot causes counter-rotation of a steering fin under the rider’s steering foot. The passive binding interface pod is responsive via a linkage between the active and passive binding interface pods to cause rotation of a steering fin under the rider’s non-steering foot. Coordinated counter-rotation of the steering fins causes the board to turn in the direction of rotation of the rider’s steering foot when the steering fins are unaligned. Optionally, both binding pods may be active in steering, i.e. enabling two footed steering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventor: Brian Carr
  • Patent number: 11685502
    Abstract: A replaceable web structure for an aircraft frame is described and includes a plurality of structural members fabricated from a first type of material, the replaceable web structure comprising a plurality of web members fabricated from thin sheets of a second type of material, wherein each of the web members is fastened to a web frame of one of the structural members to replace a web portion of the one of the structural members; wherein the second type of material is stronger than the first type of material such that one of the sheets of the second type of material is lighter weight than a sheet of equal strength of the first type of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Richard Carpenter, Jr., Timothy Brian Carr, Nicholas Hou, William Anthony Amante
  • Patent number: 11655285
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel anti-HIV antibodies with improved therapeutic properties, related pharmaceutical compositions, and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Mini Balakrishnan, Brian A. Carr, John Corbin, Craig S. Pace, Nathan D. Thomsen, Xue Zhang
  • Patent number: 11634216
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a ducted fan assembly includes a housing that further includes a rotor. The ducted fan assembly also includes a plurality of stators that extend outward from the housing. The ducted fan assembly also includes a control vane pivotally attached to at least one of the plurality of stators. The ducted fan assembly also includes a rim that extends around at least a portion of a perimeter of the ducted fan assembly and is supported by the plurality of stators and the control vane, where the rim defines an opening surrounding at least a portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: William Anthony Amante, Timothy Brian Carr
  • Publication number: 20230118884
    Abstract: An impact label for use as a baseball training aid includes a deformable layer and an incompressible layer which may include aluminum foil and paper, respectively. The incompressible layer includes voids distributed in a regular pattern. A first side of the incompressible layer is adhered to the deformable layer. A second side of the incompressible layer is formed around the barrel of a baseball bat, e.g., via an adhesive on a base layer. Areas of the deformable layer proximate to the voids and within an area of contact with a baseball during a swing of the bat are adapted to deform in response to contact with the baseball, thereby creating dimples that are indicative of the area of contact and force of contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventor: Brian Carr
  • Patent number: 11623758
    Abstract: An exemplary cushion for a fuel system is constructed of a lattice structure formed of a material that is substantially nonabsorbent of fuel and has a network of nodes and beams defining cells, an exterior surface of the lattice structure is configured to be oriented toward a fuel cell and an interior surface of the lattice structure is configured to fit to a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Christopher Terry, Timothy Brian Carr
  • Patent number: 11617937
    Abstract: A steering system for a snowboard includes two binding interface pods, one of which may be active and one of which may be passive. Rotation or tilting of a top plate of the active binding interface pod in response to rotation or tilting of the rider's steering foot causes counter-rotation of a steering fin under the rider's steering foot. The passive binding interface pod is responsive via a linkage between the active and passive binding interface pods to cause rotation of a steering fin under the rider's non-steering foot. Coordinated counter-rotation of the steering fins causes the board to turn in the direction of rotation of the rider's steering foot when the steering fins are unaligned. Optionally, both binding pods may be active in steering, i.e. enabling two footed steering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Brian Carr
  • Publication number: 20230095015
    Abstract: An aircraft, such as a rotorcraft, may have (an) area(s) designated to house (a) fuel cell(s) and (an) aircraft structure(s) that may translate, during a drop impact of the aircraft, into the area(s) designated to house the fuel cell(s). (A) shaped fuel cell(s) may be provided and deployed therein, in accordance with the present systems and methods. Each respective shaped fuel cell may define (a) respective through-void(s) defined through the respective shaped fuel cell, and/or (an) respective edge cavit(y)(ies) defined along an edge of the shaped fuel cell, wherein the respective through-void(s) and/or the respective edge cavit(y)(ies) correspond to the respective aircraft structure(s) that may translate, during the drop impact of the aircraft, into the area(s) of the aircraft designated to house the respective fuel cell(s) to receive and accommodate the respective structure(s) during the drop impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Brian Carr, Joshua Robert O'Neil
  • Publication number: 20230056252
    Abstract: Provided are multi-specific antigen binding molecules, including bispecific antibodies, that bind to CD3 and an HIV antigen, including HIV envelope protein gp120. Also provided are methods of using such antigen binding molecules to treat or prevent HIV infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventors: Manuel Baca, Wade S. Blair, Brian A. Carr, Sheila B. Clancy, Joshua Goldsmith, Magdeleine S. Hung, Manu Kanwar, Brian Moldt, Mark Nagel, Craig S. Pace, YenRu Pan, Heather T. Stephenson, Nathan D. Thomsen
  • Publication number: 20230044060
    Abstract: A delivery system and a method of delivering articles are provided. The system has a secure box having a planar top wall and a cylindrical sidewall, and a reclosable opening in the top wall, at least one reclosable opening in the sidewall. The system is configured to open the top wall opening for receiving an article into the secure box and for closing and locking the top wall opening, upon the article being received in the secure box. A round conveyor having at least two partitions and is configured and disposed to hold the article and to rotate and dispose the article proximate the sidewall opening for a recipient of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventor: Brian Carr
  • Patent number: 11565799
    Abstract: A rotor system includes a rotor duct; at least one rotor blade that includes an outboard end; a tip extension mechanism affixed at the outboard end of the at least one rotor blade, the tip extension mechanism including at least one shim, the at least one rotor blade with the tip extension mechanism affixed thereto including an extended rotor blade; and a blade tip affixed to an outboard end of the extended rotor blade, wherein the blade tip is affixed to the extended rotor blade via at least one removable fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Brian Carr, George Matthew Thompson
  • Patent number: 11560222
    Abstract: A duct for a ducted-rotor aircraft may include an internal structure and an aerodynamic exterior skin that is adhesively bonded to the internal structure. The skin may include a leading-edge portion disposed at an inlet of the duct and an inner portion disposed along an interior of the duct. The inner portion of the skin may be bonded to the internal structure with a first bondline of adhesive and the leading-edge portion of the skin may be bonded to the inner portion of the skin with a second bondline of adhesive. One or both of the first and second bondlines of adhesive may be of non-uniform thickness to take up tolerance stackups between the inner portion of the skin, the leading-edge portion of the skin, and the internal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, Timothy Brian Carr, David G. Carlson, Kevin Stump, William Anthony Amante, Joseph Richard Carpenter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11548630
    Abstract: A ducted-rotor aircraft includes a fuselage, first and second ducts, and a spindle that is coupled to the fuselage. Each duct includes a rotor having a plurality of blades. The first and second ducts are coupled to opposed ends of the spindle. The spindle is rotatably coupled to the fuselage with first and second bearings. The first bearing is configured to react to radial loads and the second bearing is configured to react to both radial and axial loads. The spindle includes a shaft, first and second fittings secured to opposed ends of the shaft, and first and second attachment interfaces that are attachable to the first and second ducts. The attachment interfaces may be integral with the fittings. Alternatively, the fittings may be configured to be secured to the attachment interfaces with fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Textron Innovations inc.
    Inventors: William Anthony Amante, Karl Schroeder, Joseph Richard Carpenter, Jr., Timothy Brian Carr
  • Publication number: 20220362657
    Abstract: A steering system for a snowboard includes two binding interface pods, one of which may be active and one of which may be passive. Rotation or tilting of a top plate of the active binding interface pod in response to rotation or tilting of the rider's steering foot causes counter-rotation of a steering fin under the rider's steering foot. The passive binding interface pod is responsive via a linkage between the active and passive binding interface pods to cause rotation of a steering fin under the rider's non-steering foot. Coordinated counter-rotation of the steering fins causes the board to turn in the direction of rotation of the rider's steering foot when the steering fins are unaligned. Optionally, both binding pods may be active in steering, i.e. enabling two footed steering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventor: Brian Carr
  • Patent number: 11479338
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a ducted fan assembly includes a housing that further includes a rotor. The ducted fan assembly also includes a rim that extends around at least a portion of a perimeter of the ducted fan assembly, where the rim defines an opening surrounding at least a portion of the housing. The ducted fan assembly also includes a skin that is attached to the rim and extends around the at least a portion of a perimeter of the ducted fan assembly to form a leading edge of the ducted fan assembly. The ducted fan assembly also includes a blade positioned on the rim underneath the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Brian Carr, William Anthony Amante, Michael Reaugh Smith
  • Patent number: 11452930
    Abstract: A steering system for a snowboard includes two binding interface pods, one of which may be active and one of which may be passive. Rotation or tilting of a top plate of the active binding interface pod in response to rotation or tilting of the rider's steering foot causes counter-rotation of a steering fin under the rider's steering foot. The passive binding interface pod is responsive via a linkage between the active and passive binding interface pods to cause rotation of a steering fin under the rider's non-steering foot. Coordinated counter-rotation of the steering fins causes the board to turn in the direction of rotation of the rider's steering foot when the steering fins are unaligned. Optionally, both binding pods may be active in steering, i.e. enabling two footed steering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Brian Carr
  • Publication number: 20220212550
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a fuel cell protection system comprising an aircraft fuselage having an inner surface and an outer surface, an attachment point mounted on the outer surface, an aircraft fuel cell spaced apart from the inner surface, and a plate positioned between the inner surface and the aircraft fuel system, the plate spaced apart from the inner surface to create a void space. The attachment point may be a cargo hook. The void space is configured to receive all or a portion of the cargo hook after a crash. The plate creating the void space may be a rigid material or may be a ballistic fabric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Brian Carr, Douglas Howard Hamelwright, Joshua Andrew Emrich
  • Patent number: 11338917
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a ducted fan assembly includes a housing that further includes a rotor. The ducted fan assembly also includes a rim that defines an opening surrounding at least a portion of the housing. The ducted fan assembly also includes a movable leading edge that is attached to the rim and extends around at least a portion of a perimeter of the ducted fan assembly, where the movable leading edge is adjustable between at least a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: William Anthony Amante, Timothy Brian Carr
  • Patent number: 11332258
    Abstract: A method and device for protecting an adjacent rupturable component including positioning a sheet of puncture resistant, flexible material including one or more openings at or about the structure opening wherein the one or more openings accommodate the rupturable component; permanently or semi-permanently attaching the sheet to the structure at a first portion of an area of the sheet; and positioning the rupturable component through the one or more openings, such that one or more portions of the rupturable component near the one or more openings are protected by the sheet if the structure becomes frayed; wherein the sheet prevents damage to the rupturable component if the structure frays or fractures at or about the structure opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Brian Carr, Jayson David Roe
  • Patent number: D964807
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Brian Carr