Patents by Inventor Brian D. Summers

Brian D. Summers 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: 20200024003
    Abstract: A satellite has thrusters that are integral parts of its frame. The frame defines cavities therein where thrusters are located. The thrusters may include an electrically-operated propellant and electrodes to activate combustion in the electrically-operated propellant. The frame may be additively manufactured, and the propellant and/or the electrodes may also be additively manufactured, with the frame and the propellant and/or the electrodes also being manufactured in a single process. In addition the thrusters may have nozzle portions through which combustion gases exit the thrusters. The thrusters may be located at corners and/or along edges of the frame, and may be used to accomplish any of a variety of maneuvers for the satellite. The satellite may be a small satellite, such as a CubeSat satellite, for instance having a volume of about 1 liter, and a mass of no more than about 1.33 kg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick B. Koehler, Jeremy C. Danforth, Ward D. Lyman, Mark T. Langhenry, Matt H. Summers, Paul E. Pontius, Brian M. Pape, Jared D. Stallings, James K. Villarreal, Thomas Villarreal
  • Patent number: 10403770
    Abstract: A conductive paste composition comprises (i) an inorganic powder comprising at least a conductive powder, (ii) at least one microgel polymer, and (iii) a solvent. The paste composition may be used in a process for manufacturing an electrical device comprising: preparing a substrate; applying the conductive paste onto the substrate in a preselected pattern; and heating the applied conductive paste to form a conductive structure that provides an electrode for connecting the device. The paste composition beneficially permits the formation of narrow, high aspect ratio features in the conductive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Wolfe, John Donald Summers, Bryan Benedict Sauer, Hoang Vi Tran, Brian D Mather, Hee Hyun Lee, Esther Kim, Ma Helen Cativo, Yuefei Tao
  • Patent number: 8748167
    Abstract: An air purifier with a tub capable of containing a liquid. Reactor plates are in the tub wherein the reactor plates provide a curvilinear path for air flow with abrupt directional change. A pump is situated to distribute the liquid onto the reactor plates to form a moist surface. An air inlet brings contaminated air into contact with biocatalyst on the moist surface thereby forming purified air. An air outlet discharges said purified air from the air purifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: SGBlue, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley O. Greene, Brian D. Summers, Roy D. Crowninshield
  • Publication number: 20110318817
    Abstract: An air purifier with a tub capable of containing a liquid. Reactor plates are in the tub wherein the reactor plates provide a curvilinear path for air flow with abrupt directional change. A pump is situated to distribute the liquid onto the reactor plates to form a moist surface. An air inlet brings contaminated air into contact with biocatalyst on the moist surface thereby forming purified air. An air outlet discharges said purified air from the air purifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: sgblue, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley O. Greene, Brian D. Summers, Roy D. Crowninshield