Patents by Inventor Bruce Cook

Bruce Cook 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: 20200101482
    Abstract: A paint booth assembly includes a paint booth having a pair of side walls and a flood sheet extending between the pair of side walls to separate the paint booth between a spray portion disposed above the flood sheet and a paint recovery portion disposed below the flood sheet. The flood sheet defines at least one flood sheet opening, and a scrubber unit extends down from the flood sheet opening to establish a shared path of fluid communication of a flow of water from the flood sheet and a downdraft of process air from the spray portion to the paint recovery portion. A scrubber pod is disposed within the scrubber unit and defines a plurality of perforations to induce an initial mixing of the paint particles entrained in the downdraft of process air into the flow of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Adrien de Borchgrave, Bruce Roesler, Larry Cook, Ken Eisbrenner
  • Patent number: 10565617
    Abstract: One embodiment of an existing customer lead generation system comprises a vendor customer information database, a vendor criteria database, a web server, a matching engine, and a transmission component. The vendor customer information database identifies vendor's existing customers. The vendor criteria database determines which leads each vendor wants to receive. Separate criteria may be specified for consumers that are existing customers and consumers that are not existing customers. The web server receives characteristics of a consumer and a product or service. The matching engine compares the consumer characteristics with the vendor customer information database to identify vendors for which the consumer is an existing customer. The matching engine applies existing, customer criteria to match the consumer with existing vendors. The matching engine applies non-existing customer criteria to match the consumer with other vendors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LMB Mortgage Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Cook, Vincent Lewis, Anson Lee
  • Publication number: 20190386314
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a lithium ion battery includes a first substrate, a cathode, a second substrate, an anode, and an electrolyte. The cathode is arranged on the first substrate and can contain a cathode mixture including LixSy, wherein x is from 0 to 2 and y is from 1 to 8, and a first particulate carbon. The anode is arranged on the second substrate and can contain an anode mixture containing silicon particles, and a second particulate carbon. The electrolyte can contain a solvent and a lithium salt, and is arranged between the cathode and the anode. In some embodiments, the first particulate carbon or the second particulate carbon contains carbon aggregates comprising a plurality of carbon nanoparticles, each carbon nanoparticle comprising graphene. In some embodiments, the particulate carbon contains carbon meta particles with mesoporous structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Lanning, Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, George Clayton Gibbs, Shreeyukta Singh, Hossein-Ali Ghezelbash, Prashanth Jampani Hanumantha, Daniel Cook, David Tanner
  • Publication number: 20190362382
    Abstract: One embodiment of an existing customer lead generation system comprises a vendor customer information database, a vendor criteria database, a web server, a matching engine, and a transmission component. The vendor customer information database identifies vendor's existing customers. The vendor criteria database determines which leads each vendor wants to receive. Separate criteria may be specified for consumers that are existing customers and consumers that are not existing customers. The web server receives characteristics of a consumer and a product or service. The matching engine compares the consumer characteristics with the vendor customer information database to identify vendors for which the consumer is an existing customer. The matching engine applies existing, customer criteria to match the consumer with existing vendors. The matching engine applies non-existing customer criteria to match the consumer with other vendors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce Cook, Vincent Lewis, Anson Lee
  • Patent number: 10472497
    Abstract: Methods include producing a plurality of carbon particles in a plasma reactor, functionalizing the plurality of carbon particles in-situ in the plasma reactor to promote adhesion to a binder, and combining the plurality of carbon particles with the binder to form a composite material. The plurality of carbon particles comprises 3D graphene, where the 3D graphene comprises a pore matrix and graphene nanoplatelet sub-particles in the form of at least one of: single layer graphene, few layer graphene, or many layer graphene. Methods also include producing a plurality of carbon particles in a plasma reactor; functionalizing, in the plasma reactor, the plurality of carbon particles to promote chemical bonding with a resin; and combining, within the plasma reactor, the functionalized plurality of carbon particles with the resin to form a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LytEn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, Bruce Lanning, Daniel Cook, Shreeyukta Singh
  • Publication number: 20190341650
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a lithium ion battery includes a first substrate, a cathode, a second substrate, an anode, and an electrolyte. The cathode is arranged on the first substrate and can contain a cathode mixture including LixSy, wherein x is from 0 to 2 and y is from 1 to 8, and a first particulate carbon. The anode is arranged on the second substrate and can contain an anode mixture containing silicon particles, and a second particulate carbon. The electrolyte can contain a solvent and a lithium salt, and is arranged between the cathode and the anode. In some embodiments, the first particulate carbon or the second particulate carbon contains carbon aggregates comprising a plurality of carbon nanoparticles, each carbon nanoparticle comprising graphene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Lanning, Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, George Clayton Gibbs, Shreeyukta Singh, Hossein-Ali Ghezelbash, Prashanth Jampani Hanumantha, Daniel Cook, David Tanner
  • Publication number: 20190315939
    Abstract: Methods include determining a desired hysteretic curve that corresponds to a set of dynamic mechanical analysis parameters, where the desired hysteretic curve comprises elastic portions and plastic portions, and the elastic and plastic portions comprise specific desired shapes. A first tuned carbon is selected, the first tuned carbon facilitating achievement of a desired shape of a particular elastic portion of the hysteretic curve. One or more selected post-treatments is performed on the first tuned carbon to form a first post-treatment carbon, the selected post-treatment facilitating achievement of a desired shape of a particular plastic portion of the hysteretic curve. The methods also include combining the first post-treatment carbon with other materials that are used in components of the tire and curing the combination comprising the first post-treatment carbon and the other materials. Carbon and elastomer compounds are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Elena Rogojina, Bryce H. Anzelmo, Daniel Cook, Bruce Lanning, Margaret Hines
  • Publication number: 20190264004
    Abstract: Methods include producing a plurality of carbon particles in a plasma reactor, functionalizing the plurality of carbon particles in-situ in the plasma reactor to promote adhesion to a binder, and combining the plurality of carbon particles with the binder to form a composite material. The plurality of carbon particles comprises 3D graphene, where the 3D graphene comprises a pore matrix and graphene nanoplatelet sub-particles in the form of at least one of: single layer graphene, few layer graphene, or many layer graphene. Methods also include producing a plurality of carbon particles in a plasma reactor; functionalizing, in the plasma reactor, the plurality of carbon particles to promote chemical bonding with a resin; and combining, within the plasma reactor, the functionalized plurality of carbon particles with the resin to form a composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, Bruce Lanning, Daniel Cook, Shreeyukta Singh
  • Patent number: 10397375
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for multi-tenant cloud-based queuing. Certain techniques are disclosed herein that provide for interactions and observability between tenant queues within a multi-tenant cloud-based queuing database. In some embodiments, the queues may be utilized by both users and merchants for both online and point-of-service interactions. Multiple queues for multiple tenants are hosted by a cloud computing system. Each queue may include one more queue entries, each of which includes a ticket value, and may further include a ticket alias. The ticket values and/or ticket aliases may be decoupled from a queue position for the entry. In some embodiments, the queue entries may be swapped within a queue or between queues, and the system may enable searching in or automated actions between queues and/or tenants based in part upon queue conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Wai Jan, Gregory Cook, Bruce Irvin
  • Patent number: 10373198
    Abstract: One embodiment of an existing customer lead generation system comprises a vendor customer information database, a vendor criteria database, a web server, a matching engine, and a transmission component. The vendor customer information database identifies vendor's existing customers. The vendor criteria database determines which leads each vendor wants to receive. Separate criteria may be specified for consumers that are existing customers and consumers that are not existing customers. The web server receives characteristics of a consumer and a product or service. The matching engine compares the consumer characteristics with the vendor customer information database to identify vendors for which the consumer is an existing customer. The matching engine applies existing customer criteria to match the consumer with existing vendors. The matching engine applies non-existing customer criteria to match the consumer with other vendors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LMB MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Cook, Vincent Lewis, Anson Lee
  • Publication number: 20190173125
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a lithium ion battery includes a first substrate, a cathode, a second substrate, an anode, and an electrolyte. The cathode is arranged on the first substrate and can contain a cathode mixture including LixSy, wherein x is from 0 to 2 and y is from 1 to 8, and a first particulate carbon. The anode is arranged on the second substrate and can contain an anode mixture containing silicon particles, and a second particulate carbon. The electrolyte can contain a solvent and a lithium salt, and is arranged between the cathode and the anode. In some embodiments, the first particulate carbon or the second particulate carbon contains carbon aggregates comprising a plurality of carbon nanoparticles, each carbon nanoparticle comprising graphene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Lyten, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Lanning, Michael W. Stowell, Bryce H. Anzelmo, Clayton Gibbs, Shreeyukta Singh, Hossein-Ali Ghezelbash, Prashanth Jampani Hanumantha, Daniel Cook, David Tanner
  • Patent number: 10294548
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Cu33Al17 alloys and Cu33Al17-based bulk alloys and coatings that exhibit significantly increased hardness characteristics compared to traditional copper-aluminum alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Iver E. Anderson, Bruce A. Cook, Joel Harringa, Adam Boesenberg, Joel Rieken, Dave Byrd
  • Patent number: 8821701
    Abstract: A target for use in an ion beam sputtering apparatus made of at least two target tiles where at least two of the target tiles are made of different chemical compositions and are mounted on a main tile and geometrically arranged on the main tile to yield a desired chemical composition on a sputtered substrate. In an alternate embodiment, the tiles are of varied thickness according to the desired chemical properties of the sputtered film. In yet another alternate embodiment, the target is comprised of plugs pressed in a green state which are disposed in cavities formed in a main tile also formed in a green state and the assembly can then be compacted and then sintered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Clifton Higdon, Alaa A. Elmoursi, Jason Goldsmith, Bruce Cook, Peter Blau, Qu Jun, Robert Milner
  • Publication number: 20110297535
    Abstract: A target for use in an ion beam sputtering apparatus made of at least two target tiles where at least two of the target tiles are made of different chemical compositions and are mounted on a main tile and geometrically arranged on the main tile to yield a desired chemical composition on a sputtered substrate. In an alternate embodiment, the tiles are of varied thickness according to the desired chemical properties of the sputtered film. In yet another alternate embodiment, the target is comprised of plugs pressed in a green state which are disposed in cavities formed in a main tile also formed in a green state and the assembly can then be compacted and then sintered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Clifton Higdon, Alaa A. Elmoursi, Jason Goldsmith, Bruce Cook, Peter Blau, Qu Jun, Robert Milner
  • Patent number: 7375343
    Abstract: A neutron detecting and method of use for a semiconducting material having a formula of M1M2B14 where M1 is aluminum, magnesium, silver, sodium or scandium and M2 is boron, chromium, erbium, holmium, lithium, magnesium, thulium, titanium, yttrium, or gadolinium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Cook, John Evan Snyder, Alan P. Constant, Yun Tian
  • Publication number: 20070249883
    Abstract: In a process for oligomerizing an olefinic hydrocarbon feedstock comprising sulfur-containing molecules, the feedstock is contacted in the absence of hydrogen with a first metal oxide catalyst at a temperature in excess of 150° C. and then is contacted under olefin oligomerization conditions with a second catalyst comprising a crystalline molecular sieve, such as ZSM-22 or ZSM-57.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Jihad Dakka, Hans Goris, Georges Mathys, Stephen Brown, Bruce Cook
  • Publication number: 20070151167
    Abstract: A highly wear resistant sintered, hot pressed, or otherwise compacted ceramic composite material is described, consisting of two discrete phases of the form AlxMgyB14 where x and y?1 or like hard, orthorhombic compounds, and TiB2 or like Group IVB transition metal di-borides, and with an unexpectedly high content of transition metal di-boride in the range from 40 to 90 percent (28 to 85 volume percent).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Cook, Joel Harringa, Alan Russell, Justin Peters, Atiq Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20060231459
    Abstract: This invention relates to fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process for improving the quality of distillates suitable as blend stocks for diesel fuels. The FCC process combines staging the FCC conversion process with interstage molecular separation of multi-ring aromatic species. Lower and higher severity reaction zones in the riser of the FCC reactor are combined with selective molecular separations to improve the production of diesel quality distillates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: George Swan, Bruce Cook, B. Henry, Steven Lowenthal
  • Publication number: 20060231458
    Abstract: This invention relates to a short contact time (SCT) fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process for improving the yield of distillates and gasoline. An SCT FCC process combines staging the FCC conversion process with interstage molecular separation of multi-ring aromatic species wherein separation of cat bottoms and recycling the separated stream containing saturates and 1- and 2-ring aromatics to the FCC unit results in improved yields of gasoline and other distillates while decreasing bottoms yields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: George Swan, Eduardo Mon, Steven Lowenthal, Bruce Cook
  • Publication number: 20060110637
    Abstract: The present invention includes a fuel cell system and a method to operate a fuel cell. The fuel cell system includes a source of a fuel and water emulsion, receiving the emulsion and a reformer for receiving the emulsion and producing hydrogen, a hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell connected to the reformer and able to receive hydrogen from the reformer. The method for operating a fuel cell system including a hydrogen gas oxygen fuel cell includes producing the hydrogen gas from a fuel and water emulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Paul Berlowitz, Bruce Cook, John Robbins, Jack Johnson, Richard Bellows