Patents by Inventor Brian J. Jensen

Brian J. Jensen 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: 20200153809
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for real-time cookie format validation and notification. It is determined that a web page with the real cookie is loaded onto a browser at a client. In response to determining that a control cookie does not exist for the real cookie, a matching cookie pattern for the real cookie is searched for in a cookie patterns database. In response to determining that the matching cookie pattern has been found for the real cookie, the control cookie is created. In response to determining that the matching cookie pattern has not been found for the real cookie, a notification is provided that the real cookie does not have a conforming format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Mauro Marzorati, Michael J. Santelia, Aaron K. Baughman, Brian W. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20190269885
    Abstract: An origami bellows includes a plurality of layers including a support layer having a diameter that remains fixed irrespective of axial expansion or compression of the origami bellows. The origami bellows may be used as an anti-buckling device providing lateral support to a catheter or other elongated medical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: David W. Bailey, Jared J. Butler, Larry L. Howell, Brian D. Jensen, Spencer P. Magleby, Brandon Scott Sargent, Kendall Hal Seymour
  • Publication number: 20190216447
    Abstract: A deployable tube apparatus may include a spool and a flexible sheet coiled about the spool in a laterally unfurled condition. The flexible sheet may have a first lateral margin and a second lateral margin, and may be deployable from the laterally unfurled condition with the first and the second lateral margins spaced from each other to a deployed tubular condition where the first and the second lateral margins are coupled to each other to form an enclosed lumen. The deployable tube apparatus may provide lateral support to an elongated flexible instrument, such as a catheter. Methods of creating and using the deployable tube apparatus are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: David W. Bailey, Maxwell J. Bean, Larry L. Howell, Brian D. Jensen, Hannah Rose Lutz, Spencer P. Magleby, Brandon Scott Sargent
  • Patent number: 10349559
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a fan having a fan housing with guidance members extending from opposing sides of the housing, wherein the fan housing has a depth that is less than a height and width. A handle is pivotably coupled to the fan housing, and guidance tracks are positioned on opposing sides of an open channel. Each of the guidance tracks has a first track portion extending from a first face of a chassis in a first direction into the chassis and a second track portion extending from the first track portion in a second direction. The guidance members move along the corresponding guidance tracks, wherein the fan housing moves along the first track portion in a sideways orientation and reaches an operating orientation in the second track portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian A. Trumbo, David J. Jensen, Alvin G. Davis, Mark S. Bohannon, Paul A. Wormsbecher
  • Publication number: 20190053407
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of building Z-graded radiation shielding and covers. In one aspect, the method includes: providing a substrate surface having about medium Z-grade; plasma spraying a first metal having higher Z-grade than the substrate surface; and infusing a polymer layer to form a laminate. In another aspect, the method includes electro/electroless plating a first metal having higher Z-grade than the substrate surface. In other aspects, the invention provides methods of improving an existing electronics enclosure to build a Z-graded radiation shield by applying a temperature controller to at least part of the enclosure and affixing at least one layer of a first metal having higher Z-grade than the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: DONALD L. THOMSEN, III, ROBERTO J. CANO, BRIAN J. JENSEN, STEPHEN J. HALES, JOEL A. ALEXA
  • Patent number: 10039217
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of building Z-graded radiation shielding and covers. In one aspect. the method includes: providing a substrate surface having about medium Z-grade; plasma spraying a first metal having higher Z-grade than the substrate surface; and infusing a polymer layer to form a laminate. In another aspect, the method includes electro/electroless plating a first metal having higher Z-grade than the substrate surface. In other aspects, the invention provides methods of improving an existing electronics enclosure to build a Z-graded radiation shield by applying a temperature controller to at least part of the enclosure and affixing at least one layer of a first metal having higher Z-grade than the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: Donald Laurence Thomsen, III, Roberto J. Cano, Brian J. Jensen, Stephen J. Hales, Joel A. Alexa
  • Patent number: 10026540
    Abstract: Magnetic components and a method for making them are described. A conducting material may be cut using a high power laser such as, but not limited to, a rare-earth fiber laser such as a Ytterbium fiber laser. Alternatively, a conducting material may be cut using an abrasive water jet. The magnetic components may be planar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Bodenstedt, Brian J. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9963345
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a composite material includes utilizing a radio frequency plasma process to form a plasma plume comprising nanoparticles. The nanoparticles may comprise boron nitride nanoparticles, silicon carbide nanoparticles, beryllium oxide nanoparticles, or carbon nanoparticles. The nanoparticles may comprise nanotubes or other particles depending on the requirements of a particular application. The nanoparticles are deposited on a substrate by directing a plasma plume towards the substrate. The nanoparticles are formed in the plasma plume immediately prior to being deposited on the substrate. The nanoparticles may form a mechanical bond with the fibers in addition to a chemical bond in the absence of a catalyst. The substrate may comprise a fiber fabric that may optionally be coated with a thin layer of metal. Alternatively, the substrate may comprise a solid material such as a metal sheet or plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hales, Joel A. Alexa, Brian J. Jensen, Roberto J. Cano, Peter T. Lillehei
  • Patent number: 9447260
    Abstract: High quality thermoplastic composites and composite laminates containing nanoparticles and/or nanofibers, and methods of producing such composites and laminates are disclosed. The composites comprise a thermoplastic polymer and a plurality of nanoparticles, and may include a fibrous structural reinforcement. The composite laminates are formed from a plurality of nanoparticle-containing composite layers and may be fused to one another via an automated process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Mark B. Gruber, Brian J. Jensen, Roberto J. Cano
  • Publication number: 20150287519
    Abstract: Magnetic components and a method for making them are described. A conducting material may be cut using a high power laser such as, but not limited to, a rare-earth fiber laser such as a Ytterbium fiber laser. Alternatively, a conducting material may be cut using an abrasive water jet. The magnetic components may be planar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Vishay Dale Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Bodenstedt, Brian J. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20140272170
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a composite material includes utilizing a radio frequency plasma process to form a plasma plume comprising nanoparticles. The nanoparticles may comprise boron nitride nanoparticles, silicon carbide nanoparticles, beryllium oxide nanoparticles, or carbon nanoparticles. The nanoparticles may comprise nanotubes or other particles depending on the requirements of a particular application. The nanoparticles are deposited on a substrate by directing a plasma plume towards the substrate. The nanoparticles are formed in the plasma plume immediately prior to being deposited on the substrate. The nanoparticles may form a mechanical bond with the fibers in addition to a chemical bond in the absence of a catalyst. The substrate may comprise a fiber fabric that may optionally be coated with a thin layer of metal. Alternatively, the substrate may comprise a solid material such as a metal sheet or plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hales, Joel A. Alexa, Brian J. Jensen, Roberto J. Cano, Peter T. Lillehei, Robert G. Bryant
  • Patent number: 8661653
    Abstract: Methods of building Z-graded radiation shielding and covers. In one aspect, the method includes: providing a substrate surface having about medium Z-grade; plasma spraying a first metal having higher Z-grade than the substrate surface; and infusing a polymer layer to form a laminate. In another aspect, the method includes electro/electroless plating a first metal having higher Z-grade than the substrate surface. In other aspects, the methods include improving an existing electronics enclosure to build a Z-graded radiation shield by applying a temperature controller to at least part of the enclosure and affixing at least one layer of a first metal having higher Z-grade from the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Donald Laurence Thomsen, III, Roberto J. Cano, Brian J Jensen, Stephen J Hales, Joel A Alexa
  • Publication number: 20120023737
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of building Z-graded radiation shielding and covers. In one aspect, the method includes: providing a substrate surface having about medium Z-grade; plasma spraying a first metal having higher Z-grade than the substrate surface; and infusing a polymer layer to form a laminate. In another aspect, the method includes electro/electroless plating a first metal having higher Z-grade than the substrate surface. In other aspects, the invention provides methods of improving an existing electronics enclosure to build a Z-graded radiation shield by applying a temperature controller to at least part of the enclosure and affixing at least one layer of a first metal having higher Z-grade than the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Donald L. Thomsen, III, Roberto J. Cano, Brian J. Jensen, Stephen J. Hales, Joel A. Alexa
  • Patent number: 8017190
    Abstract: A metal/fiber laminate has a plurality of adjacent layers. Each layer is porous and includes an arrangement of fibers. At least one of the layers has its fibers coated with a metal. A polymer matrix permeates each such arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hales, Joel A. Alexa, Brian J. Jensen, Roberto J. Cano, Erik S. Weiser
  • Publication number: 20110070793
    Abstract: A metal/fiber laminate has a plurality of adjacent layers. Each layer is porous and includes an arrangement of fibers. At least one of the layers has its fibers coated with a metal. A polymer matrix permeates each such arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicants: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hales, Joel A. Alexa, Brian J. Jensen, Roberto J. Cano, Erik S. Weiser
  • Patent number: 7851062
    Abstract: A metal/fiber laminate has a plurality of adjacent layers. Each layer is porous and includes an arrangement of fibers. At least one of the layers has its fibers coated with a metal. A polymer matrix permeates each such arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hales, Joel A. Alexa, Brian J. Jensen, Roberto J. Cano, Erik S. Weiser
  • Publication number: 20100218890
    Abstract: High quality thermoplastic composites and composite laminates containing nanoparticles and/or nanofibers, and methods of producing such composites and laminates are disclosed. The composites comprise a thermoplastic polymer and a plurality of nanoparticles, and may include a fibrous structural reinforcement. The composite laminates are formed from a plurality of nanoparticle-containing composite layers and may be fused to one another via an automated process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: U.S.A. as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Mark B. Gruber, Brian J. Jensen, Roberto J. Cano
  • Patent number: 7595112
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a metal/composite hybrid laminate is provided. One or more layered arrangements are stacked on a solid base to form a layered structure. Each layered arrangement is defined by a fibrous material and a perforated metal sheet. A resin in its liquid state is introduced along a portion of the layered structure while a differential pressure is applied across the laminate structure until the resin permeates the fibrous material of each layered arrangement and fills perforations in each perforated metal sheet. The resin is cured thereby yielding a metal/composite hybrid laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Roberto J. Cano, Brian W. Grimsley, Erik S. Weiser, Brian J. Jensen
  • Patent number: 7541388
    Abstract: A fully imidized, solvent-free polyimide foam having excellent mechanical, acoustic, thermal, and flame resistant properties is produced. A first solution is provided, which includes one or more aromatic dianhydrides or derivatives of aromatic dianhydrides, and may include one or more aromatic diamines, dissolved in one or more polar solvents, along with an effective amount of one or more blowing agents. This first solution may also advantageously include effective amounts respectively of one or mores catalysts, one or more surfactants, and one or more fire retardants. A second solution is also provided which includes one or more isocyanates. The first and second solutions are rapidly and thoroughly mixed to produce an admixture, which is allowed to foam—in an open container, or in a closed mold—under ambient conditions to completion produce a foamed product. This foamed product is then cured by high frequency electromagnetic radiation, thermal energy, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Juan M. Vazquez, Roberto J. Cano, Brian J. Jensen, Erik S. Weiser
  • Publication number: 20090022975
    Abstract: A metal/fiber laminate has a plurality of adjacent layers. Each layer is porous and includes an arrangement of fibers. At least one of the layers has its fibers coated with a metal. A polymer matrix permeates each such arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: U.S.A. as represented by the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hales, Joel A. Alexa, Brian J. Jensen, Roberto J. Cano, Erik S. Weiser