Patents by Inventor Brian R. Duke

Brian R. Duke 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: 10597794
    Abstract: Organosilicon chemistry, polymer derived ceramic materials, and methods. Such materials and methods for making polysilocarb (SiOC) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) materials having 3-nines, 4-nines, 6-nines and greater purity. Processes and articles utilizing such high purity SiOC and SiC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Pallidus, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Land, Ashish P. Diwanji, Andrew R. Hopkins, Walter J. Sherwood, Douglas M. Dukes, Glenn Sandgren, Brian L. Benac
  • Patent number: 10590256
    Abstract: Ceramic black materials for use as, or in, colorants, inks, pigments, dyes, additives and formulations utilizing these black materials. Black ceramics having silicon, oxygen and carbon, and methods of making these ceramics; formulations utilizing these black ceramics; and devices, structures and apparatus that have or utilize these formulations. Plastics, paints, inks, coatings, formulations, liquids and adhesives containing ceramic black materials, preferably polymer derived black ceramic materials, and in particular polysilocarb polymer derived ceramic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Hopkins, Ashish P. Diwanji, Michael J. Mueller, Douglas M. Dukes, Walter J. Sherwood, Michael Molnar, Mark S. Land, Brian L. Benac
  • Publication number: 20200010373
    Abstract: Organosilicon chemistry, polymer derived ceramic materials, and methods. Such materials and methods for making polysilocarb (SiOC) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) materials having 3-nines, 4-nines, 6-nines and greater purity. Processes and articles utilizing such high purity SiOC and SiC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Pallidus, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Sandgren, Ashish P. Diwanji, Andrew R. Hopkins, Walter J. Sherwood, Douglas M. Dukes, Mark S. Land, Brian L. Benac
  • Publication number: 20190385580
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states, and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben A. Sidell, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Dupuis, Nathanial E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Publication number: 20190352464
    Abstract: Polysilocarb formulations, cured and pyrolized materials, was well as articles and use for this material. In particular pyrolized polysilocarb ceramic materials and articles contain these materials where, the ceramic has from about 30 weight % to about 60 weight % silicon, from about 5 weight % to about 40 weight % oxygen, and from about 3 weight % to about 35 weight % carbon, and wherein 20 weight % to 80 weight % of the carbon is silicon-bound-carbon and 80 weight % to about 20 weight % of the carbon is free carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Hopkins, Mark S. Land, Walter J. Sherwood, Tim C. Moeller, Bruce A. Bricco, Douglas M. Dukes, Brian L. Benac, Michael J. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10418013
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lafayette College
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben A. Sidell, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Dupuis, Nathanial E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Patent number: 10322974
    Abstract: Organosilicon chemistry, polymer derived ceramic materials, and methods. Such materials and methods for making polysilocarb (SiOC) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) materials having 3-nines, 4-nines, 6-nines and greater purity. Processes and articles utilizing such high purity SiOC and SiC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Pallidus, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Land, Ashish P. Diwanji, Andrew R. Hopkins, Walter J. Sherwood, Douglas M. Dukes, Glenn Sandgren, Brian L. Benac
  • Patent number: 10322936
    Abstract: Organosilicon chemistry, polymer derived ceramic materials, and methods. Such materials and methods for making polysilocarb (SiOC) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) materials having 3-nines, 4-nines, 6-nines and greater purity. Processes and articles utilizing such high purity SiOC and SiC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Pallidus, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas M. Dukes, Ashish P. Diwanji, Andrew R. Hopkins, Walter J. Sherwood, Glenn Sandgren, Mark S. Land, Brian L. Benac
  • Publication number: 20180330708
    Abstract: A sound generating analog synthesizer that is comprised of potentiometers, a switch or switches and a set of patch jacks has a control system that can be operated in three modes, a manual mode, an automatic mode, and a guided mode; wherein manual mode allows potentiometer and switch positions as well as patch cable connections to be set by hand; wherein automatic mode, automatically sets patch connections as on or off, as well as set potentiometer positions and switch states with electromechanical or electrical devices; and wherein the guided mode provides at least one visual information on how to change the potentiometer positions, switch states and patch jack connections such that a previously obtained sound can be reproduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: LAFAYETTE COLLEGE
    Inventors: Corey M. McKenna, Ben M. McKenna, James W. Erario, Brian R. Duke, Willem P. Ytsma, Nate Fowler, Steven G. Shaw, Kyle E. Polinski Frost, Kimberly R. Goddard, Nathaniel E. Shipp, Daniel Sabatino, Michael Tritter, Al Sgro
  • Patent number: 4784422
    Abstract: A gripper and wrist joint assembly for a robotic arm. The gripper comprises a pair of identical jams connected by a pivot and including V-sections for holding large objects and end-mounted pivotal tips for holding small and flat sided objects. The jaws are opened and closed by rotation of a screw-threaded rod having screw threaded connections with the jaws, the axis of the rod being fixed and the pivot pins being guided with linear displacement during adjustment of jaws so that they are maintained central within the gripper housing. The wrist includes a pair of spiroid level gears driven by respective spiroid pinions and each meshing with an output bevel gear carried on a shaft equipped with an adjustment nut for engaging the bevel gears into firm engagement and enabling backlash to be eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Universal Machine Intelligence Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Jones, Brian R. Duke